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last year. that decision overturned. on the third day of anti-government protests dozens of iranian students gave to university. and police they were dispersed by security forces but the demonstrations show no sign of ending. for the third day in a row. so they're out on the streets fighting with police went on into the night
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anti-government protesters most of them students facing up to riot police outside tear on university but what began as a protest about rising food prices and welfare benefit cuts turned political on saturday. earlier in the day they chanted not gaza not lebanon my life errani you. don't be afraid we're staying strong together. an expression of anger about claims the government is focusing more on regional issues than economic problems at home. iranian t.v. showed a display of strength by crowds of pro-government supporters in cities nationwide tens of thousands of people on the streets chanting death to america down with israel in support iran's supreme leader ali khamenei letter that people have protested against inflation other problems but that does not show that our people
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have turned on each other or are against the ruling system and their leadership. the pro-government rallies were pre-planned to mark the anniversary of the end of the unrest that shook the country in two thousand and nine unrest in iran prompted several tweets from the u.s. president on saturday warning oppressive regimes cannot into a forever many reports of peaceful protests bahraini and citizens fed up with the regime's corruption and squandering of the nation's wealth to fund terrorism abroad iranian government should respect their people's rights including rights to express themselves the world is watching. for some sign the has been some disparate groups have been protesting whether it was. these financial institutions where those pension is no longer going their pensions will have to live on. as people worried about the environment is women in these groups and they've been testing and testing
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and you could see those slogans are now becoming more radical you could say that the atmosphere is going tense or intense and most of all what you could say is that they no longer seem to have that fear from the security forces there in the other. one this was a huge display of support for the iranian leadership the government will be concerned it just how quickly a protest about food prices could become political peter shop al jazeera. as they want to on the news for now and for that has emerged from syria children being rescued from the damascus suburb of east and following airstrikes or rescuers are seen carrying two babies from a ruined building aid agencies evacuated twenty nine critically ill people this week including children from eastern go-to as part of a deal with the syrian government they say the siege by government forces has caused a humanitarian emergency. meanwhile syrian rebels and their families have started to arrive in the that are region self of damascus after
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a deal with the government buses carrying about four hundred fighters and their families were allowed to leave the rev an enclave in beit jenin and travel to that are and the rebels lost to the syrian government and its allies are to heavy fighting earlier this month. more than thirty fighting groups based in northern syria are unified under a single banner and calling themselves a national army the unified opposition force will focus on maintaining territory won by the rebel free syrian army along the border between turkey and syria all turkish forces backed the f.s.a. during operation euphrates shield last summer to fight against i saw the announcement of the agreement was made by the head of the rebel syrian interim government which opposes the rule of president bashar asad. the funerals being held for a palestinian man who was shot by israeli soldiers during a protest in gaza the twenty year old was one of thousands of palestinians
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confronted by the israeli military along the gaza border at least fifty people were injured when israeli forces i think file demonstrators protesting at the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital welcome web has more from the funeral than gaza the was here was a god. to do i mean was friday was right. talk to us went off to do. that today morning from his injuries to ministry of health says he's a sixty bison to die in the on rest in the file and it's the same for six december the u.s. president trump said america would recognize teresa lim as the capital of israel but i would judge shopping for a stable it's a very bad decision for the palestinian people the americans are supporting israel
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in our own land we are people in our homeland and have given a martyr for palestine and for jerusalem oh it's no more for the political factions and the armed groups in gaza whose leaders are for the young men to go to the border protest to fund the funerals of those who being killed this was funded by the arms supported by the armed wing of fatah leaders every friday for the last month of course protesters to go to the border the separation wall and fence that surrounds gaza are now about five or six different places that clashed with the israeli soldiers fighting a gas some life bullets. and there's no sign that they're going to give up. now palestine has recalled its ambassador to pakistan after he attended an event with the alleged mastermind of the two thousand and eight mom by attacks there was an angry reaction in india when palestinian envoy. richard sharing the stage with hafiz saeed who's accused of planning the attacks both men were at
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a rally against the u.s. recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital. egypt's former president mohamed morsy has been sentenced to three years in prison on charges of insulting the judiciary for his speech me he made while in office morsi has been tried in several cases after he was deposed following mass protests and a military coup in two thousand and thirteen he's already serving a twenty year sentence in another case on charges of inciting attacks on protesters in two thousand and twelve the top appeals court in september up held a separate to twenty five year term on charges of harming national security by leaking state documents to cut the. saudi state t.v. has run the first pictures of a high profile prince who was detained for more than three weeks well they've been abdullah was arrested as part of a purge by crown prince mohammed bin sol man who says he's targeting corruption well the prince was freed in recent days after agreeing to pay a financial settlement with a is the son of the late king abdullah and was once one
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led the country's national guard in the video he's shown but the crown prince says his cousin. we have plenty more ahead on the news hour including a relatively new play on the international stage look at french president emanuel. taking on the cape and went to a team of climbers prepared to achieve one of the greatest left in mountaineering and sports. returns to. giving birth doesn't quite go according to plan peter has the story coming up. let's go back to our top story now the demonstrations and iraq war protesters are angry about rising food and fuel prices as well as cuts to welfare benefits they say they're being unfairly targeted in the recent budget claiming that religious
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institutions touched on the authorized lending practices have also caused the collapse of some financial institutions and the loss of thousands of bag accounts while president rouhani has vowed to clean up the banking sector and kick start the economy many complain that progress has been too slow iranian government leaders have long blamed u.s. sanctions will some world lifted after the nuclear deal with world powers two years ago but unilateral american sanctions remain let's get more on this now we're joined by a. journalist for iran international which is an independent online news service she's joining us from washington d.c. very good to have you with us on al-jazeera you've covered iran for a long time what do you make of what's happening with the protests their demands and how the government has reacted so far to them. well what started with just one protest on thursday in a religious city of mashhad in one of iran's largest cities and with just slogans
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against the president and. slogans quickly escalated balls and the chance of the slogans and the demands that are very political and also economic like you explained it has spread to multiple cities dozens of cities across iran including teheran and other major cities this school of the protests are not really comparable to what we have seen the large protests before in two thousand and nine their green movement the post-election protests and also. before that in. previous two thousand and nine protests but the scope of them as far as the number of cities and the fact that it's bred so quickly with the help of social media and some online organization tools is showing that there is legitimate this son both political and economic and this is not just against the administration or the president hassan rowhani this is this seems to be targeting the entire
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establishment because the slogans as you mentioned are not just against the president just how warring do you think this will be for the government so far. well i have been speaking to some mostly reformists political activists in iran and there's this widespread understanding inside iran that the mobilization organization first started by anti-roll honea hardliners in the city of. which actually happened to be the base for one of his main rivals in the last election and it wasn't expected to be anything beyond just slogans against the administration and the president but it seems like to descend within the every day iranian in the population is just so much deeper that is has gone beyond the presidency and it has gone all the way up to the supreme leader which is very worrisome for all factions of the stablish men and now you see figures
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coming out from from all different political factions from the right to the left connecting these types of slogans that are basically targeting the stablish men and seeking some sort of revolutionary change within within the regime is some of the slogans are suggesting but at the same time there seems to be a knowledge of the issues and the problem is in the economic and political mismanagement that has caused the populace to become so angry that acknowledgement and off how do you expect this to play out over the next few days. well i don't think acknowledgment is very sincere on all political factions mainly some of the economic and financial mismanagement are not only to the current administration they're actually holdovers from their previous administration. all administrations
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all different factions of this abolition tend to try to blame them like you said on u.s. and international sanctions which some of them have been lifted and some of the economic downfall has been contribution to science but that's not all of the story that mismanagement in economic and political sector or even in foreign policy there are some slogans that are suggesting no to gaza no to lebanon meaning financial backing off foreign groups as opposed to internal. response to people's economic problems it seems like people just need more strict insincere in service to the issues that have existed for a very long time and it's very good to get your thoughts on this that that's. joining us live from washington d.c. thank you you thank. to greece now with the government is seeking to reverse a decision to grant asylum to one of eight to cash soldiers who fled their country during last year's failed because saturday's ruling by greek asylum tribunals angered to which has repeatedly called for the soldiers extradition well great
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colas have so far refused believing that they wouldn't receive a fair trial at home and the assad of appeals authority is still look and said in the cases of the other seven soldiers as well richard was the director of the center for political and military analysis at the hudson and shoes and the u.s. and he says the greek government would rob of the issue drag on avoiding the need for a decision. the challenge that is facing the greek government like the u.s. and other nato governments is that the turkish extradition claims are often not provided with sufficient evidence so it's difficult to get a court to agree to render them back to turkey in addition there's the problem challenge again a fair trial and the other hand you can understand why the greek government doesn't want to have a decision that goes against turkey because it's the turkish government already reacted very negatively to this and so it is just paper just to postpone and to for
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and can and all any decision and just let this drag on the same way their countries have done not to send them back but not to give them asylum either just to let that let the situation state status quo the relationship between turkey and greece has been traditionally troubled what's the there was recently or prime minister present i don't want to make a trip to turkey to greece recently and tried to improve it but that really had no major impact so it's not going to make matters that much worse either their hand turkey's relations are with other countries are also being challenge for the us the e.u. syria and so on so i don't think the turkish government has much incentive to get into a fight with greece at the moment either. the form of. because no one your region has urged the central government in spain to accept the results of the lections held earlier this month december twenty first poll gave a slim majority to party seeking a split from spain because pushed has been in brussels full stop because no one is
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leader and threatened with arrest by madrid. the spanish government has a new opportunity to behave as the european democracy it clear to be and therefore recognize the results of the election that took place on december twenty first and in this way to start a political negotiation with the legitimate government of catalonia but. again that's why as president of catalonia i demand that the spanish government and the ones who back them rectify those things that no longer work restore the damage caused and replace everything they have removed without the legal permission of the cattle and people the ballot boxes have spoken democracy has spoken everyone has been able to express themselves what is really waiting for in order to accept the results to accept the will of the catalan people. now francis later will head to two thousand and eighteen with a spring in a step after a rebound and opinion polls emanuel macron who just turned forty is being dubbed
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a hyper president because of his hands on approach to governing it's one who many admirers but some criticism to the reports from paris. keeping up with emanuel isn't easy the energetic young president has thrown him self into a frenzy of activity at home and abroad since being elected in may for this newspaper cartoonist sketching such a dynamic leader is proving quite a challenge. what is amazing is that we never used to draw him two years ago people talked about him and michael was a young prodigy close to president hollande but he was never q. ministers and we never drew him now as the president as he made it was really during the election campaign that we started sketching him a lot because as he was everywhere he went on i. built a reputation in france as a straight talker and a man of action it's why many in france called him
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a hypo president a phrase which was used to describe former president nicolas sarkozy's hands on style. me and meet on panda bear labor day mike ross taken a lead on climate change and reforming the european union he's pushed through a raft of domestic reforms including plans to help the deprived suburbs and. not message or did you bring the need to guarantee the support to see you. again very very clear message of hope but not an a one of the time commitment of the whole nation emanuel mccall has also been very active internationally he's taken a keen interest in crises such as lebanon syria and jerusalem he wants france to play a greater role what do you see some of his very quick to size up opportunities and when he sees opportunities he takes that we saw that with the election last year i was saying that. with him as president and what he said as now is there's an opportunity internationally to take on a bigger role at the start of his term across popularity was low some in france
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said he was too arrogant but that's changed now higher in the opinion polls than any previous leader in their first year where. he's doing very well his refresh to french politics he's pragmatic intelligent not an idealogue he's what france needs right now these are people who want to change my core fulfills a need for change we cannot turn now if you succeed it's early but for the time being he delivers what he promised but not everyone is convinced some say he needs to delegate more to his ministers because you know. he's an omnipresent president he wants to be in charge of everything all the time but that's very dangerous he's up in the polls now sure but when things go wrong he'll be the one directly in the firing line and one who will have to take the blame the french won't always support him. mackerel says france was stagnating and he wants to restore its glory as his political party has nearly wiped out the opposition it
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seems that for now there is very little standing in the way of his ambitions the tasha butler al-jazeera. liberia's president elect has made his first speech since one in the country's runoff election earlier this week george wales will take over from ellen johnson sirleaf and liberia's first democratic transition of power for more than seventy years where the former what footballer of the here has pledged to fight corruption in the country. we were more the government. why are. those doors. to serve. the good. guys who. poses. with the law groom who do. we have.
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now china has to remove taxes on steel exports in a move expected to raise trade tensions with the u.s. and europe but china is the world's top steel producer in two thousand and sixteen and exported more than one hundred million tonnes twice as much as its nearest why would japan where the global steel sector is valued at an estimated nine hundred billion dollars and the u.s. is worried that china's exports will undercut its own domestic production robin bride has more from beijing. until it was closed this was the biggest steel plant in beijing production got moved from here to a province outside the city as a way of reducing absolution but it's the specter of idle mills like this that holds all of the world steel produces and china or is the biggest given the oversupply of steel in the world right now china often gets accused of breaking the
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normal rules of trade by dumping that is selling its steel to the world for less than the cost of making it simply to keep its mills turning and the changes in the export taxes will add to suspicions in the u.s. and europe about china's trade practices from january the first to china will be reducing export taxes on some of its steel products making them cheaper and it will be cutting them altogether on things like steel wire and rugs at the same time it will also be reducing export taxes on fertilizers as a way of giving that industry a boost for its part to china denies the accusation of dumping pointing to the fact that in the past year it has reduced its the elect sports by a third nevertheless there will always be the suspicion that china will always put the interests of its steel plants way above any international criticism meaning that the kind of trade tensions we've seen in the past year will definitely
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continue into twenty eighteen. now the number of journalists who've been killed this year simply for doing their jobs has fallen slightly the international federation of journalists says eighty one lost their lives globally in targeted killings car bomb attacks and gun fire incidents this year that's down from ninety three last year one of the most deadly places for journalists as mexico where many are targeted by organized crime groups of gun fun is also high on the list along with iraq and syria and there's also been a rising death of india although i have this one comes the reduction in the number of deaths it says more journalists are in jail that any time in recent years if you're close to travel to so that's why but we already said joe. today we have more to do to two hundred fifty jobs are used. to sort of doors that was destroyed at least are into whether it's for this reason
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it's very important to recall to you or. to to your. daughter to to because mostly bottom mostly bottom prison in the world for the least we want to do it sixty two of our east ins are injured. and i was there is demanding the release of our journalists or they're saying it's now been more than a year since he was arrested and jailed in egypt seems accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al jazeera strongly deny he has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail. so the head on the news hour on meet the street bob is of vancouver health and restore people's dignity with a simple hey cost plus. i'm lucy and human on the northern coast of cuba and coming up i'll tell you why the largest island of the caribbean is actually shrinking and then victory hopes turn to ashes the details coming up a pita and spoilt. by
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the springtime flowers of a mountain leak. to the first snow fall on a winter's day. hello there is no see clear for many of us in the southeast and parts of china at the moment it's not that warm though shanghai is a maximum just getting to eleven and hong kong were around twenty two there's a little bit of moisture in the air around the northern part of it now and that will be gradually pushing its way north woods there as we head through monday say for some of us here we see more in the way of clown but it doesn't look like there's going to be and the significant rain as we head through the next day i'll say a bit further towards the south and the clouds here are slightly more angry and they have been giving us some very significant rain so the wettest weather has been in this region his over the western parts of borneo and across towards the west k.l. and singapore but seeing plenty of showers recently more still to come the weather had though has been quite quiet over the philippines just
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a few showers here but that's going to change as we head through sunday and into monday we're going to see more heavy rain and it's the northern parts of mindanao where we're expecting some of the most vicious outbreaks of rain and that could well cause us problems with flooding as we head up towards india head the problems of mostly being with the clear quiet weather giving us a problem with fog as you can see from the satellite picture not a great deal going on at the moment and that's really how things are going to stay as we head through sunday and monday just watch out for this area of cloud a rain here that's actually avoiding the east coast of india but working towards me and. the weather sponsored by qatar airways. and underground fire has been burning for over a century india's largest coal field. now open past mining has put the flames to the surface with devastating consequences for the local population. is communities are destroyed and thousand suffer from toxic fumes what lies behind this human and
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environmental disaster people in power the burning city at this time on al jazeera. al jazeera is award winning programs to take you on a journey around the globe. it's all about who's in charge who controls the resources and documentaries that will arise it's a technology story it's a business story it's a social story and it's a political story all wrapped into one it's unpredictable television that truly inspired us only.
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to have you with us on the al-jazeera news hour these are our top stories anti-government protests are continuing in iran for a third day and demonstrations clash with police and many are angry at the state of the economy the winds and cost of living and cuts to welfare benefits. from syria showing children being rescued from the damascus suburb of east and going to follow in airstrikes aid agencies this week evacuated twenty nine critically ill people including children on the rebel held area as part of a deal with the serbian government and a funeral has been held for a palestinian man who was shot by israeli soldiers during a protest in gaza a twenty year old was one of thousands of palestinians confronted by the israeli military along the gaza border protesters are demonstrating against the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel. now for the fourth part of our series looking ahead to two thousand and eighteen were examining the future of syria or two thousand and seventeen was
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a good year for president bashar asad with his forces recapture in large swathes of territory from isis and the opposition well as efforts for a peace deal continue what will that mean for a country so used to war as a in a hole the reports from beirut. syrians inside. church of safety there may be less violence because of russian brokered local cease fires but there are still active front lines in some areas of the country over the past year the opposition lost a sizeable territory and the syrian government with the backing of russia and iran have also recaptured areas from i so the government is stronger than it has been since the conflict began nearly seven years ago but the war is not hearing it's and . the war is far from. that is for sure and what we're seeing is perhaps a winding down a bit of the conflict in some parts. there is a likelihood also an escalation or flare up and further conflict and other parts of
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the country almost a quarter of the country in the north east for example is outside the state's control the mainly kurdish region wants a federal system for syria the government wants said it would be ready to discuss this but now it calls the kurds traitors for working with a foreign country and the u.s. decision to maintain a troop presence in the enclave has alarmed russia which says there is no legitimate reason for them to stay. the war is over but the focus is already on. russia's president vladimir putin. the kremlin. for negotiations the russian talks. and now pushing plans to host the syrian peace conference in sochi russia's leader says he has the support of iran and turkey countries that are deeply involved in the conflict he also says syria's president bashar assad is backing the peace
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initiative that may weaken his powers but leave him in office for at least a few years with a reformed constitution. what we will likely see is a syria divided but the void in terms of spheres of influence it will be like a multinational company would countries holding shares and of course russia having the biggest. political. opponents of the government what is being discussed doesn't amount to peace but priorities have changed in two thousand and seventeen calls for assad to be removed from power are no longer western leaders now seem to be more concerned with working with russia to counter growing influence in. to libya now where the internationally recognized government has people displaced on the telephone will be able to return to their homes and february they were forced out in september two thousand and eleven as collective punishment for
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fighters from attacking the revival city of misrata where mom without the war had reports from tripoli. for jihad and her can't hide their joy. they will finally return to their hometown of putting away for six years some of these children were born here in this camp in tripoli yet they are holding on to their parents' dream is that it has already brought hope that we are so happy that we will finally go home we just need to settle down and live in peace now we've had enough trouble we're sick and tired of the interrogation. but now we have says she has had a terrible experience the son was accused of fighting for freedom a leader moammar gadhafi in twenty eleven and was later arrested by rebels from the city of misrata. we just need our safety to be guaranteed had we need
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a neutral official brigade to secure our hometown to work we don't want misrata to police to work because it used to be our adversary really you around four hundred fifty families live in this camp they don't have proper health care or sanitation so life here is tough. it is even tougher for disabled people like ahmad mubarak he remembers how spacious and comfortable his old house back home was. it has been so difficult for us living here on all levels the place we live in hygiene education and security on many occasions gangs and armed men attacked us and stole or belongings around four thousand families have been scattered in camps all over libya since september to an eleven most of them are in benghazi and the capital tripoli for the past six years several attempts have failed to bring the people of back to their home town that's largely because those in misrata have
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accused them of killing people who supported the uprising against them or get their feet and they have demanded that in order for them to return the government must compensate the families of the victims. during the fall of the deficit rejean hundreds of to one of our men were captured while fighting against the rebels as a major supporter of gaddafi told her was used as a military base for his forces to attack misratah later around forty thousand people were forced out of whatever as collective punishment since then toward has become a ghost town. of the tripoli based a government of national accord has agreed to provide compensation to victims on both sides food for judea and ben nobody here they say it feels like they will be set free after six years of imprisonment they can't wait to go back home in
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february until then they are counting down days. tripoli. to indonesia now where more than seventy thousand people are facing an uncertain future as they continue to live again evacuation shelters after the volcano began erupting in early november many have been forced to return into the danger zone every day to tend to their crops and livestock step lawson reports from the amount on the island of bali. you know mom got that kill stein by helping out in an emergency kitchen his family sought refuge in this government shelter after they were forced to leave to phillips three months ago the indonesian government has ordered families not to return as long as the volcano remains at its highest alert level or so not that no one can mess up on my future looks pretty bleak if i have to stay here in the shelter how can i pay for my children's education i've got no work here at least seventy thousand villages in the danger zone have been forced
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to leave their homes the three months have passed and boredom has kicked in the local authorities are struggling to keep them away from danger. every morning like many others goes up the mountain back to his village a thirty kilometer journey by motorbike. nearest to the crater and no man knows exactly how dangerous to feel kaino can be just five kilometers away so bloody village lost more than five hundred people half of its population ninety six in three eruption a thick layer of hot lava and huge rocks destroyed most of the houses still many people choose to face a dangerous and return to the village to work rather than be chopped us at the shelter. with mt as dangerously near you know man and his neighbors are mining stones and sand spewed from the eruption fifty four years ago the villages are getting some benefit from the next roll disaster then to make
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a long running out of everything not only that i force myself to be brave enough although the government doesn't allow it i'm fed up in the shelter how long do i have to stay there so while only a little smoke comes out of the volcano i take my chance to earn some money in case there's a major eruption neeleman hopes he will have enough time to run while the government continues to urge people to stay out of the danger zone its policy has recently become more lenient to crossing the line for law than can move if it does because the situation is taking so long and because of all kinds activity is not always high people to get back to are going to use during the day time to work and come back to the shelter at night. but newman decides not to return to the shelter and spend the night at his house trying desperately to get his old life back hoping and praying that hound i go will go back to sleep very soon. well we can now cross live
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to step in can and mount going instead for those who are staying at the shelters what is the situation after you know so many have stayed there for three months now . while the last day of the year the mood here is very somber of course of many people here are worried that this situation will last for a very very long time it could be up to a year it could be even longer and as you can see what they're doing is just sitting and waiting and watching the full kaino but as you also can see not many people are here right now mostly the elderly and children are still here but adults and even have taken their families up to the mountain to continue their work because that's the main issue here that people here in the shelter of course have no source of income basically just have to live on stand still but the government now tries to do is to convince them to stay here is to build some temporary houses so they have a better situation to wait for eruptions sitting here in these shelters but what
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some people actually urging the government to do is actually thinking about relocation because of the situation and because of the unpredictability nobody knows how long they will have to stay in these temporary houses as well this is certainly an uncertain situation for the residents and of course body being the tourist that it is its economy has suffered from because of options tourist arrivals dropping significantly what does the government do and how is the deal and with these losses. well the government initially totally failed to explain the dangers of this will cain no because as you said a lot of tourists fade away to the arrivals dropped significantly a lot of people have lost a lot of money not only the government of course also the industry and the government didn't explain clearly how far this danger zone actually reach it's only basically ten kilometers from the crater that people are in any. kind of really serious danger but outside of course there's nothing really wrong. hotels and
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resorts they are sometimes up to seventy kilometers away from the volcano so the government now has changed the message and it's saying now that the whole of bali is safe which is also incorrect because now at the moment they are even leaving not only the villagers but also tourists go inside that danger zone which of course is a high risk and it's a situation that possibly go wrong steps that q is there a much for that for now that is lost and joining us live from near mt. thank you. now naipaul has banned from its mountains including everest in an attempt to reduce the number of fatalities the decision came just as climbers began a mission to ascend to the only major peak in the world which has never been conquered during the winter months despite first being summit and nine hundred fifty four the second highest mountain in the world as part of the. mountain range
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on the border of china and pakistan shall about us reports a team of poland's best climbers is in pakistan reached take on k u two in winter it's one of the last great feats lift in mountaineering we all have been under supervision of. a doctor so we made medical. we can. k. two is the second highest mountain in the world but it beats mt everest in danger and difficulty only three hundred six people have reached its peak compared to four thousand on mt everest it's in and torrie a sphere hurricane strength winds its steep slopes and i see a st for every four people that summit k two one dies. the team has been preparing for two years after three months on the mountain prepping the route
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before making near a saint they will lay out ropes and store supplies of food and fuel then wait for a break in the with or. very. we have. the lidsky was the first to climb mt everest during winter nearly forty years ago he's one of five people to have climbed all of the world's highest peaks three teams have tried to climb k two in the winter before no one has been successful. i hope. because. the team expects to establish a base camp and early january charlotte bellus al-jazeera. now the impact of climate change is being felt all over the world especially on low lying scientists
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say the rising water levels cause and cuba to shrink a latin america editor reports from the coastal town of. what it really is and his wife have lived by the ocean for nearly sixty years long enough to notice that something is changing especially when they look towards the key in front of them. forty or even thirty years ago during low tar you could walk over to the quay over there and you wouldn't get wet it was totally dry now the target is never lower than this it's all because of climate change. my daughter grew up here we didn't have this wall and i would lower down there to play on the rocks because it was dry. in high many of us a coastal town you're had vanna everyone notices that the water level is rising on this no lying island it's hard to believe what i'm actually walking on top of what
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was a swimming pool some forty years ago removed about thirty meters away from a beach that no longer exists it's yet another undeniable example of how the ocean is eating away at much of cuba's coastline. a report prepared by the ministry of science technology and environment warns that by two thousand and fifty coastal levels will have risen twenty seven centimeters and by the end of the century it will be up by eighty five centimeters causing the island to shrink significantly. scientists argue the climate change is also provoking more frequent and stronger hurricanes flooding and at the same time prolonged periods of drought inland. the climate experts who prepared the report tell us a major action plan is being implemented to confront this new reality. we are applying new practices like plants. to increase and reproduce coral reefs and more
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mangroves which are key barriers for protecting the coastline and we need to adopt new construction practices in the caribbean we have experience building on stilts. but scientists concede that inevitably many people will have no other choice but to leave their homes and move in. to sea in human i just see that i need to ask you about frozen sharks have washed up on a beach on the northeastern coast of the u.s. as the region enjoys of record breaking subzero so that conservationists say it's unlikely the three males died after being stranded as they try to get to warmer waters the minimum temperature in the region at this time of year often falls just below zero but in recent days has dropped as low as minus fifteen celsius the head of germany's police union has denounced the creation of a special safe saw and for a woman at the annual new year's eve party in a court excited the move sends a message that women aren't safe from assault outside the designated safe area.
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now to canada where for people living in the poorest neighborhoods. sometimes even getting a daily mail can be a struggle but a project one by three by as making sure that at the very least they don't have to worry about getting a decent cot to you lack explains. you doing good for others humans helping humans meet the street or dog of barbers during the week ross cameron and josh work at the city's top beauty salons but every sunday they're cutting combing in styling here in vancouver is downtown eastside a district where poverty and drug abuse are all too common as cameron knows for himself i have a history on the streets i was a heroin addict on that about twenty years ago i cleaned up off that and battled opiates for the last twenty years and then we started this and that's pretty much when i did my last drug the people down here were closer with them than some of our
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closest friends that would be the last dollar out of their pocket if you know what you should do is come next sunday ross also spent time in the same neighborhood but he too found his way out through professional hairstyling the idea behind the street thug barbers he says is that no one should give up no matter how bad things get cameron i mean we've all had our past situations where our failures maybe someone else's success is in the future so whatever we can do to help whether it's find work or support our shelters or just an ear when it's warm enough they work in a nearby park they're nonpaying customers perched on milk crates they also cut hair on the sidewalk or in back alley ways in winter they do their cutting here at the living room a drop in center and clean needle distribution point for drug addicts the manager says sunday is the happiest day of the week for her clients and it's nice when you live in a society that when you're here looked upon as being poor or you know that you're look upon as being less of
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a humid in these guys don't do that at all. they give us comments and call them. it's more than just a haircut i like you short. no one who puts their name on a list run by the center is turned away the street thug barbers estimate they've trimmed and shared more than five thousand heads since they began a year and a half ago bringing happiness and haircuts to a neighborhood known mostly for urban blight and homelessness daniel lack al-jazeera on vancouver's downtown eastside. let us sports news it's and ahead on the news hour. that's what we're talking about i'll talk about shooting people are not able to show it to themselves and their other countries have managed to solve this problem but you worry that this conflict could erupt into
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a right open war the city's security sure the people who paid the price clearly there writeup unprejudiced setting the stage for a serious debate up front at this time on al-jazeera. the offense being a journalist the crime practicing journalism. the same detained for three hundred sixty five days without charge. journalism is not a crime mamata sane is not a criminal. free mahmoud hussein.
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now he has paid. thank you very much twenty three time grand slam singles champion serena williams made a return to competitive tennis on saturday at the move the world tennis championship in. but as tatiana sanchez reports it wasn't quite the performance of fans might have expected from her. serene occurred in many ways already themas triumphant having made her return to the court just four months after giving back to her newborn baby girl alexis and. she wasn't so triumphant in the opening that of the match though losing it fixed. but the thirty six year old american for back to take the second that showing fine for her right now every match making the match all even the match was then taken down to a deciding tie breaker. the defending french open champion
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wild number seven stay dominant keeping williams on her time. after putting up some resistance the fighting spirit was so used to thinking three no eventually lost the finals that. motherhood's for an hour now. you know i was a little worried out there and then i looked at my my camp and i was like as a limpy ok and you know but it's really good i'm excited and you know it's good to be back on the court arenas effort and surely fired a warning to her rivals that next month's australian open that's an offender. i spoke earlier with former w.c. a stiff dubois who is also a new mom she says motherhood is something that might inspire williams to go even further. when you become a mother of all the priory teach changes so it's all about the baby this list my
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it takes a toll on the body so that's why it's so incredible that she's coming back that early after giving birth and even for me yeah i tried to keep. the fitness a little bit after after but i have to say to do it at that quick and as you said there's a lot of your body changes and to come back at this higher levels and looking forward to see how she's going to play in that. tournament coming sometime we forget that when the on the court is very tennessee under very focused but it can also give another perspective in the world when you're outside of the court outside of your. competition you're trained and you have this amazing little thing little baby that you're going to raise and i think a lot of athletes that our parents as you say that it can give us that extra. maybe joy in life certainly the they might play also longer in their careers because they
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have this also with their tennis so it could be. great for her even though she was a great and she is breaking all the records in tennis having a little girl it might even though she would levy even more might give a ted to go as high as she could be but being a mother it's every morning you wake up and you see. your baby and there's a purpose behind it us open final is kevin anderson was also in action in the abu dhabi at that same exhibition event anderson was in fine form and ended up taking the overall trophy on saturday he saw for roberto good in straight sets and in so doing adding to his trophy career collection. before that world number five the money team recovered from an earlier loss to anderson in abu dhabi at that same event the austrian was back in form against spain's cardinal catherine we were
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both strong sense of a team winning six three and six four. roger federer has begun he season with a win he led switzerland to victory over japan in the opening tie of their hopman cup match in perth makes team event saw him line up with compared to the bench which both won they singles matches and sealed switzerland's clean sweep with a two six two one win in the fast forward doubles. and the united states of america are on track for a seven to title after beating russia two one coco van the way started things off with a straight sets win over anastasio publishing former world number ajax and then later to zero as he beats carter in cutting off before russia salvaged some pride with a win in the fast forward ws. now a meaningless premier league champions chelsea were in dominant form on saturday at home against stoke city and sonya conti's men dished out
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a five nil hiding against the visitors they were actually three nil up inside the first twenty three minutes five different chelsea players found the back of the net as they moved to second place in the overall standings yeah i think we started. we started the way. we wanted these wanted this and. i'm very pleased for the performance of all my players i'm very pleased to finish another game with another cliché. i think. we are showing. good solidity. liverpool did not have it as easy in their game against leicester after going one zero down mohamed so lost twice in the second half to ensure a two one win for years and top team now majesty united slipped to third in the table after they drew no no against southampton at old trafford a win would have seen them retake second place that obviously belongs to chelsea
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melbourne with the davidson two one newcastle drew with brighton and watford were beaten at home by swanzy. england's cricketers have again been denied by australia in the ashes series as their fourth to stay in melbourne ended in a draw as a captain steve smith steered the side with a century in a match that had been hit by several rain delays australia have already won the trophy back from the english after taking an unassailable three lead in the five match series the two sides now had to sydney for their final test where england will be hoping to end their frustrating to wear the first win in australia since twenty eleven and finally as athletes continue their preparations for the upcoming winter olympics in pyongyang one man looks likely to defend these a limping title in ski jumping then after coming away with a win at the first ski jumping world cup event of the sixty sixth four heels tournament on saturday poland's come you'll start was fourth off to a jump of a one hundred twenty six meters in his first attempt but the second round if it gave him victory at all but still in germany he produced
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a leap of one hundred thirty seven meters giving him the lead and he has now moved to third place in the overall world cup standings. and that's all the sport for now will have another update again later on. that does it for the al-jazeera news alpha man is a product very much for watching. a nation where corruption is endemic now embroiled in a battle to hold the power to account. how does this radical transformation occur. i mean it to me that if you want to shedding light on the romanians pressing for change and the unconventional methods to eliminate corruption remain the people at this time on al-jazeera. and monday put it on. us and british companies have announced the biggest discovery
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