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june one thousand nine hundred seventy six days that redrew the map of the middle east this week my record as victoria. ended war for the greatest tragedy in the history of islam fifty years later al-jazeera explores the events leading to the war and its consequences which are still felt today we tried everything we went to the united nations try to make. contacts through different countries and it was clear that all this was the north of the wall in june at this time. zero. hello i'm barbara sarah this is the news hour live from london thank you for joining us coming up in the next sixty minutes iran's president says his people
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have the right to protest but growing violence is unacceptable renewed strikes on rebel held parts of the mask fighters announce a united front against assad's government. tide of trash accusations of eco side caused by rubbish floating from guatemala to neighboring honduras. and welcoming two thousand and eighteen new year celebrations are underway around the world. and i'm santa and it's midnight in doha a happy new year from all of us who will have all the sports including the majesty cities red called winning streak in the english premier league finally ends after eighteen games. iranian president hassan rouhani has spoken for the first time since widespread
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protests began in the islamic republic he supported people's right to protest but warned against violence saying the public shouldn't feel concerned about their lives and security but government has temporarily blocked social media apps including the messaging app telegram to stop details being spread about upcoming protests now for three days there have been rallies across the country against the clerical elite who the protesters blame for economic hardship and alleged corruption the government is warning of a crackdown if the protests continue on saturday night two people were killed in the city of delude other there is confusion over who is responsible for the deaths peter sharp has more. after four days of anti-government demonstrations it's the president's first public reaction and trod carefully iranians have the right to protest but that can't lead to violence he said. it
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should be clear to everyone that we are people of freedom according to the constitution and citizens' rights people are free to express their criticism and to protest however we need to pay attention to the manner of a criticism and protest it should be in such a way that it will lead to be improvement of the people and the state. he was also quick to criticize president trump for his tweet about iran or you jim knows that this man who today in america wants to simplify as a people has forgotten but a few months ago he called the nation of iran terrorists this video of protests posted on social media has been blocked by the iranian government the ban follows nationwide demonstrations since thursday government ministers said the video encourage more people to join the rallies. we all saw how they misuse cyberspace and promoted violence train systematic riots toward weapons and explosives crafting simulated protesters to fight the police and encourage the burning of houses and stores these people are surely not part of our people iran's state television has
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reported that some social media sites and messaging apps have been blocked to maintain what it termed peace and from the government warnings that iran's revolutionary guards corps was prepared to deploy what was described as an iron fist if the demonstrations continued their commander said the protests have degenerated into people chanting political slogans and burning public property. protests took place again on sunday. but the extent of those is still unclear those injured state television into ron said two people were shot dead but denied that police or the army were involved. during the clash that took two lawyers no bullets were shot from police and security forces the people the gathering was meant to end peacefully but the presence of the agitators unfortunately this happened and resulted in the deaths of two protesters. the protests will have rattled the
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government they weren't just limited to tehran but took place across the country the only question now is whether they can gather momentum and how long the government is prepared to put up with this challenge to its authority peter sharp al jazeera well telegram has been integral to the last three days of protests people have been using it to get others out on the streets and to share protest videos and pictures with the outside world the iranian government's the slike for telegram goes back a lot further brought charges against the platforms c.e.o. or of in september iranian officials accuse the app of facilitating the spread of terrorism pornography and other illegal things now for more on this we can speak to nag our martha zavvi who is a journalist for iran international she joins us live now from washington thank you very much for joining us joining us here on al-jazeera first of all what do you make of this decision to shut down for example telegram you think that will stoke
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a lot of anger and do you think it will be effective. i've been speaking to people in iran the some still do have access to telegram and instagram and twitter and some are saying that either the access has been blocked or the internet is slow or they have to use proxies which iranians are very savvy and using in may simply bypassing filtering and blockheads but it has made people very angry even people who have not participated in protests because internet is an integra old part of people's livelihood specially in larger cities for example in teheran there's an equivalent like there's a right sharing out that a lot of young drivers use for their livelihoods and they're angry some of my friends were telling me their drivers were telling them why would the internet be cut off and basically cut us off from our livelihoods who have nothing to do with the protests and also the protesters of course are the ones who are angry at this
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kind of blockade which goes back to the two thousand and nine. and is just something that i would say the younger generation didn't expect this administration to lead hop in the past few hours we've also heard from president rouhani there were some excerpts from a speech that he gave very mention that people did have the right to protest it was just a worry about things getting out of hand then getting violent what do you make of those comments what do you make generally of the government's response so far because they also have made some other conciliatory moves for example not raising the price of petrol any further how seriously do you think they're taking these demonstrations. when the president took the tone was. it was expected for him to sort of like you're saying trying to create some sort of conciliation with the protesters a knowledge in their rights acknowledging their criticism there is
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a legitimate. both political and economic for years and decades of mismanagement in islamic republic and just these people on the street don't like the status quo when it comes to didn't hire establishment not just the president it goes all the way up to the supreme leader to slogans of been very radical and i feel like the administration is trying to somehow torn it down and come out with some sort of conciliation but at the same time this is that ministration that is in power this is the president and he's responsible for parts of what is going on there have been very serious economic promises made by president rouhani for both of his election campaigns and people have just been waiting for longer than they expected and they had high hopes for their economy to improve in a much faster pace and that just doesn't didn't happen even with the success of the iran deal of the nuclear negotiations which president rouhani put
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a lot of effort and energy on and led to lifting up a lot of international sanctions against iran but the economy hasn't been lucid as much as people expected an administration had been promoting and just briefly if you can another one of the comments rouhani made was the right to at president trump of course in the past few days has been tweeting about the situation in iran with one effectively calling president trump a bit of a hypocrite because of the previous comments he made about iran and obviously one of the sort of you know putting the government and the iranian people all in one in the government in the comments that trump made honey you think those comments that sort of tit for tat going on between rouhani and trump kind of actually plays in iran itself that does it matter do you think it has an impact with the demonstrators. they say from the viewpoint of the demonstrators none of these two has a say right now are in a legitimate position to make these kind of comments president trump is the one who
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imposed the travel ban on muslim majority countries and statistics show that iranians are the largest number that have been effected by that travel ban basically families can not visit their families who live in the u.s. and have been essentially banned for fear of terrorism or dinner iranian citizens so that goes for the u.s. side and then on the iranian side the president like i said is a person in charge of the person in power and obviously the purchaser is on the street are not happy about the way things have been handled more iranian american journalist speaking to us from washington thank you for sharing your views with us . and still to come here on the al-jazeera news hour. at least four soldiers are killed as gunmen storm a training camp in indian administered kashmir. a u.s. man is arrested after police should that an innocent father of two following an
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apparent prank call gone wrong and then sport arsenal's manager sets a new record in english premier league football sunnah will be here with all the details. but first rebel factions in syria have announced they're forming a united front to stop the asset government's advance opposition fighters are fast losing ground in syria and the government bombardment of their strongholds relentless at least four people are reported to have been killed and dozens more injured in the latest strikes on areas east of the capital damascus seven more civilians have also been killed in further airstrikes southeast of adlib osama bin reports. after almost seven years of war in syria routine sound in a civil damascus. believe. it strikes have continued in the rebel
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controlled suburb of. close to four hundred thousand deceit syrians here have been bombed for years. as a dash to search for survivors debris is carefully removed before movement is floated under the rubble. disoriented and scared children stumbled through the metal and wreckage and kids make up the highest number of the dead and injured in syria. besides the shelling in near strikes have also continued in the countryside of resistance area. these families have been forced to leave their homes because of the ongoing push by syrian government forces to regain control of more areas bordering hama and it promises. by god look at the kids when the planes hit near the children my god how they scream the biggest push for us was our kids they don't know anything but the sound of airplanes and shelling
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a life of exhaustion and terror. rebels are trying to stop the steadily advancing syrian army and they're forming a united front called the national army it's made up of thirty seven factions from aleppo there are homs and hama but it's not the first time that a similar group has been announced and questions remain about how scattered militias will be brought under united chain of command and how will they be funded . the government and the national army put servants and guards for the country and our families on all syrian land we call on you to be united and to agree on the national project to support your sense here who have announced an open war on the enemy's calenders show a new year with a change of dates doesn't mean much for syrians who've lived through almost seven years of suffering some of and others there. israel's governing party has approved a draft resolution urging its leaders to formally annex parts of the occupied west bank a move likely to further anger palestinians mohammed jungle has more now from west
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jerusalem. now that the live cooed central committee has voted in favor of imposing israeli sovereignty over illegal settlements in the occupied west bank the question is what comes next many members of the likud central committee in the run up to this vote had thought that this was a binding resolution they had said so which in effect would mean that it would force that would compel a prime minister benjamin netanyahu and the rest of the likud party to try to take this to the knesset to try to get it passed into law we've spoken to many analysts the however who say that this in fact is not a binding resolution and that there is no way that such an inflammatory resolution would actually get to the knesset in its current form we've also spoken to arab members of parliament and they have said that if this resolution were to go to the knesset in its current form that that would really signal an end to the peace process that it would really mean that there was no more attempt to try to find
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a two state solution to the crisis here now what is important also is what exactly is prime minister benjamin netanyahu going to do next is he going to endorse this what is he going to say many more questions at this hour than answers about a lot of other analysts that we've spoken with throughout the day in the run up to the vote have said that they really believe that this is more of a cynical political calculus a way for the likud central committee to really rally the faithful especially at a time when just weeks ago u.s. president donald trump recognized israel's capital whatever does happen next though this is a tense time and this vote may add another element of uncertainty at a time when there is already so much uncertainty. gunmen have stormed an army training camp in indian administered kashmir killing at least four soldiers a military spokesman says the armed men throw grenades and fired automatic rifles at the camp in providing a district to victoria gate and be reports. a
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wreath laying ceremony the soldiers killed during a rebel siege is an army training camp in indian administered kashmir the attack took place and leave it all full alert and it was because of the alert this that you were able to confine them to a particular building the operation started and the declaration was done and you've already do this. earlier on sunday soldiers try to flush out the rebels extra police were sent to seal off the camp while the sea jump folded. the sound of grenades and automatic gunfire an indication that the rebels had no intention of surrendering rebel stormed the camp on saturday night the local police chief says he was already aware an attack was imminent. they were
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trying probably not. these villagers who live near the camp shout program slogans. like the decades indian administered kashmir has been at the center of the muslim separatist movement donated indian rule separatist groups are fighting for the indian administered pollution of kashmir to either become independent all merge with pakistan. the killing of a prominent rebel commander last year provoked widespread protests and this new sign the latest siege will do anything to ease the tension big turia gazing be algis there are seventeen people have been killed in a suicide attack at a funeral in the eastern afghan city of jalalabad a spokesman for the provincial governor says the attacker blew up as people gathered for the funeral of
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a former district governor there's been no claim of responsibility earlier this week i source said it was behind the killing of at least forty one people at a shia cultural center in kabul. twelve people have been killed in a plane crash in costa rica the small aircraft came down and want to cast a province about two hundred kilometers northwest of the capital son joe say the government says ten of those killed were foreigners now the u.n. says security forces in the democratic republic of congo have killed at least seven people at protests in kinshasa. demonstrators are demanding that president joseph kabila step down and hold new elections they're angry at his refusal to leave when his term ended a year ago he then promised elections by the end of this year and they've now been delayed until next that the center. always to do to solve this mystery how coming
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in shooting going to school i mean it's not that you simply difficult we are coming we have come here in order and we need to pray for all we mission we are free basically these people to plead for. the status symbol rights chartering time get the chance to earn money first two thousand pretty significant new york democratic primaries as the president of the world would never forgive a beautiful experience or telling everybody there are going to suffer could be arsed to do whatever great going to be scary i was looking to be cool and started to write out that amount in the u.s. has been arrested after a deadly end the two a prank telephone call the suspect made a false nine one one call to the police reporting a murder and hostage situation when officers arrived at the scene they shot and killed the twenty eight year old man it's believed a dispute over an online video game spot the standoff and a hoax star has more. this was where
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a prat proved deadly and this is the suspect tyler barris police in kansas responding to a call where a man claiming he had killed his father was holding the rest of his family hostage i'm one what's going on here arguing and i heard shots and i heard and he's not breathing anymore ok do you have any weapons are you. you know what kind of weapons do you have a. handgun from just pointing the gun and making sure they stay and it's not a good time on my own brother are you sending someone to really or is a lot of government are. thinking about canary poured gasoline all over the house and i just fire ok well we don't need to do that ok police sent a special weapons and tactics all swat team to the house where the coolest said he lived but the man who answered the door was twenty eight year old andrew finch a father of two police unaware that it being
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a prank calls were taking no chances they confronted mr finch before shooting him you hear the officer primarily has the axe on body camera but you have the officers from the other side also giving commands in iraq insistent about put your hands up walk towards us. but he continued to drop down by his waistband which is a concern for people typically would put a handgun or some type of weapon andrew finches mother says her son was not. this go around people without any consequences family was very important here that to survive him. there must have a wonderful way. it's been suggested the suspect and the victim had a dispute join an online computer game there's no research that the. video games whether they're violent or nonviolent lead people to become more aggressive in the real world so this is just absolutely a spurious. link in this situation between call of duty and the swatting.
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i did this week the world health organization brand of video game addiction a mental health disorder police are treating this death as a case of swatting where instigators call nine one one from a position close to where their intended victim is located. conservationists in honduras a warning of an environmental disaster as walls of rubbish wash up on its beaches now much of it has floated along the caribbean coast from neighboring guatemala and as mariana sanchez reports biologists say that the level of contamination is unprecedented. a sea of rubbish as far as the eye can see it's a wall seven meters deep and several kilometers long when slowly along the caribbean coast of undo this video posted in the internet by a photographer raised the alarm. marine biologist just to look at it as is the tide
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of trash is killing nearly everything in its path if. this is an eco side caused by garbage carried by the metod well river in guatemala. there are ninety six municipalities especially thirteen the don't have trashed arms and a tributary river from the capital contributes to all this garbage. data says the rubbish mountain is blocking sunlight from the sea and affecting fishing grounds coral reefs and mangroves. much of the garbage ends up here on a more beach hospital in agro industrial residues are putting the lives of funded and cindy. government leaders to blame neighboring what they are for the disaster that what the government says both countries share the responsibility for cleaning up the mess but the man has promised to send the army to clean up the mess but the rubbish highly nap on the beaches is already having an impact on communities along the shore. madelyne believe it or says fishermen like him are unable to catch clean
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healthy fish. look at my little boat i can't go far in the sea to fish the trash is too close. for your son does says the restaurant hotel he manages has fewer and fewer guests because of the filth. bust and we have less and less gas because people want to see clean beaches and we are losing money also because we're spending a lot to clean up every day. of the hotel ball says the shore is a magnet for the trash marine biologist say much of it is plastic which can take more than two hundred years to disintegrate and much of it is liquid and invisible with experts unable to say how much damage is being done. to the innocent just to see the more us. people have been celebrating the arrival of two thousand then they teamed with parties across the world u.n. secretary general antonio good parents use the occasion to urge world leaders to
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bridge divisions among their people catherine stansell takes a look at some of the celebrations around the globe. i. was i one of the first places on the planet to welcome the new here new zealand followed by a stray and a spectacular fireworks display over sydney harbor bridge the rainbow colors celebrating the legalization of gay marriage in the country. was the. next japan where revelers in tokyo gathered to released hundreds of white helium balloons each one containing a wish or a prayer for the new year in south korea people filled the streets near seoul's city hall to celebrate twenty eighteen and half an hour later neighboring north korea which has inflamed the international community with a number of missile tests this year but its own fireworks display. and victoria
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harbor in hong kong was a blaze of lights when the clock struck midnight. i. did by which normally hosts one of the largest fireworks displays in the world opted for an elaborate lights and laser show instead. but amid the joyful celebrations a serious but hopeful message of peace and unity delivered by the united nations i mean it's a red alert for our world conflicts if they print a new they just go bowling scientists about nuclear weapons are the highest since the cold war and climate change is moving faster than we are inequalities are growing and we see only few violations of human rights i agree there's everywhere to make these new year's resolution nettled togethers bridge the divides rebuild trust by bringing people together around common goals unity is the best.
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it's an ambitious request but if there is one thing. a new year always brings its the hope for something better captain stansell al-jazeera. staff may hope so still to come here on the al-jazeera news hour. they've survived for centuries in one of the world's hot environments but the future is uncertain for these north african no. police officers moving into crime ridden communities in the most violent a small city in the united states and then sports ates a second coming for diego costa is the star football are returns to madrid.
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hello we've got a good westerly flow in our weather across europe at the moment say cloud and right mahler a coming in from the atlantic some of the stormy conditions having said that we'll see some very wet some very windy weather coming into western parts of france just pushing in across the western coast of europe is it going through the next couple of days then temperatures at about eight o nine celsius there for london and pass a very heavy rain the possibility of some localized flooding that's in western parts of france some wet weather today went to italy turning to snow over the high ground just around the alps and will make its way further east which as we go through tuesday big downpours a possibility then across much of the balkan solemn hospitalising the wet weather by the stage rome at around thirteen degrees celsius here's our model whether she would say ten celsius there for london in paris as we go on through choose their fair amounts of wet weather coming game with a possible system snow over the scottish mountains meanwhile some cloud also it's pushing its way into northern parts of algeria's you go on through the course of monday that cloud will ease
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a little further race was for tuesday just pushing into libya nine hundred fourteen try the car in a westerly wind took juncture of nineteen celsius to four about but certainly feeling rather chilly in a northerly breeze. yours in palestine also our chief architecture is used by our as we work the giovanni's much reveals the role of architecture in this raid occupation everything in this plan the rama tactical two with n.p.r. the picture of what you preach you just need to know what you told the architecture of foreign parts of the rebel architecture series this time. one of the really special things about working for al-jazeera is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much and put in contribution to
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a story as he'll we cover this region better than anyone else would get what it is you know is that it tends to leave it in the butt to be because you have a lot of people that are divided on political issues we are we the people we live to tell the real stories are just mended is to do you work in depth journalism we don't feel inferior to the audience across the globe. a reminder now of the top stories on al-jazeera iran's president says his people have the right to protest but he warns that violence is unacceptable the government has temporarily blocked social media apps after three days of rallies across the
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country rebel factions in syria have announced that they're forming a united front called the national army to stop the asset governments have facts and there's rules governing party has approved a draft resolution urging its leaders to formally annex parts of the occupied west bank a move likely to further anger palestinians. while. let's been a momentous see year for emmanuelle mccraw name made the thirty nine at thirty nine years old he was elected france's youngest ever president pushing aside the country's traditional parties and promising radical reforms to free juvenile the nation and his new year's eve message e says the pace of change will continue in two thousand and eighteen set off. the fundamental changes have begun and we'll continue them with the same energy the same speed the same intensity in two thousand and eighteen and immunity continue continue to work with all of our european partners and particular with germany this
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intimate dialogue with our german friends is essential for progress in europe this doesn't exclude dialogue with any of our other partners but it is the basis for everything with back in july president said he wanted to c.n.n. due to people sleeping rough by the end of the year but that hasn't happened in the capital alone there are around thirty thousand homeless people both refugees and locals and according to charities the problem is actually getting worse reports from paris he's been homeless for five years and he's still only twenty three tony doesn't want to show his face but he's happy to explain why despite the dangers he generally spends his days baking and his nights sleeping on the streets and not in a state funded emergency shelter. recently someone stole my tent then when i was sleeping on a mattress someone kicked me in the head so they could grab the bag my head was resting on so life on the street is very hard but in those emergency shelters you
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also get attacked you get lots of drunkards and even if you don't look for trouble you find it it's not safe there. to debate about how to deal with one hundred forty thousand people officially homeless in france was reopened this summer when the newly elected president made a surprise announcement. to delusion to the first battle is to have everyone in a dignified manner. by the end of the year i want no more women and men in the street in the woods last. caller suggested he could achieve this by providing more emergency shelters and better follow up by social services but groups who work with homeless people say they've not seen evidence of either they say there are now more rough sleepers than ever partly due to an increase in the number of refugees camped out in places like the can are some of the town things like this place across the french capital and there are less than one hundred thirteen thousand people sleeping rough and it's surroundings and although
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it's hard to believe homeless charity say things are actually getting worse critics argue that the government could create thousands of extra beds for homeless people right away using existing facilities here. where there's an open door but he's the reader it's possible to a hospital wings that are currently empty they've got heating and sanitation they can be converted quite easily they're also an occupied army barracks that you could use then there's a question of finance the organizations that look after the homeless and run the premises. whatever the reality it's clear winter brings extra hardships for rough sleepers according to one charity four hundred homeless people have died this year alone and the average age was forty eight for alleviate who became homeless this year after a family crisis those figures come as no surprise. there are lots of people who are ill and who don't get to hospital he says either because they can't afford to or because they don't want to be treated the new year should mean
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a new start for tony he's been offered work fundraising for a charity and he hopes to rent a flat with a friend but it's not easy. i've already saved up eighteen and red euro's with my friend we'll have to pay two thousand two hundred euros so that the level of acceptance without a guarantee without proof of income looking back the president short term target for homeless list seemed destined to fail but campaigners hope he will invest in long term solutions that can get people off the streets for good. al-jazeera paris . let's take a closer look now at mccracken's new year's speech is in paris for us sir asuna thanks for joining us europe was a big theme in his speech wasn't it. well indeed and present back home had mentioned that the coming year would be a decisive year for europe and he certainly has made no bones about exactly where
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his focus is and that is really in europe and with that stronger partnership especially with with germany as well seeing these two countries in particular as being a sort of bedrock on which europe can function he really made a lot about the fact that he saw a stronger europe as being central to france's success but also the ideas of pluralism as well and of the european traditions he's staking a lot on this as well and in that speech he also made clear that he wanted to see a reinvigorated europe in order to face up to some of the more globalized issues such as to do with the environment and with the economy he says that a bigger rated europe is necessary to be able to face up to other powers in the world such as the u.s. and china saw you know really you could sort of say almost it was a plea for there to be a focus on
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a more ambitious europe euro zone european union and in effect to europe that can step up to the challenge barbara and he certainly has been very ambitious when it comes to france itself you know made a lot of promises we reported a little earlier about homelessness for example how he failed to deliver there in fairness to him he hasn't been in power all that long but you think there's a wider sense of unfulfilled promises from across. interesting enough though that has not been the case when you look at the polls after the initial dip in his approval ratings in fact his approval ratings now stand at some fifty nine percent there seems to be a renewed confidence in him and went back home that is in part to do also with his promise to really to deliver on those labor laws labor laws which he says would
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enable people to earn more and to be able to sort of take france into sort of invigorated future where they can be this sort of competitiveness this this economic strength that he sees no ready to be looking at some of the polls conducted by economists here since he assumed power there and on the promise in the back of the promises of to deliver on the economy there has been that sort of faith and with the hope that that is also going to translate to a stronger euro zone as well this is something that has been very much played upon here as well but also critics as well have said well you know this is in effect. another sort of element of his political cost here as well but certainly a con a message in the economy here see as a sign of strength in a manner americans policies so far. are you got about an hour and a half i think before two thousand i made arrives in paris so just enough time to go and find the party for the moment thank you sania now for decades the nomadic
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people of new era have fought for greater political and economic inclusion a peace deal signed to ten years ago was meant to overturn years of marginalization and neglect but after years of drought and conflict a lack of education is now a major obstacle to building a new life mohammad valid reports. thank you. it's a harsh winter in northern new say and for many twenty here the stink of cold weather is compounded by poverty. after years of drought and warning that region these formal masters of the soft have been reduced to a state of limbo midway between their previous life livestock does and the total best to many suffer not. alone out there like our country has turned into a barren desert our livestock can no longer survive without plants and graphs in addition we cannot live in or work in towns. abdurrahman used to live as
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a nomad roaming with his lifestyle in search of pasture and water. now he lives in a makeshift shelter as miserable as the most basic refugee camp there is no running water here no medical center no schools no study supply of food and other necessities to learn a lot of articles i used to own large herds of livestock all my cattle died and i was forced to move to town since i came i do not know what to do i have no profession my children are without work too well living on donations and aid from agencies to live a little bit if not our biggest mistake is that we did not go to school we know found that we cannot work or find a job without education we are harmed by only to see more than the drought our life is meaningless now. other twenty who settled here years ago still live in humble
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mud homes in villages that lack the most basic amenities frustrated with the government and dejected my poverty some half formed associations to mobilize everyone to work. they planted vegetable gardens and police on the village expecting relief agencies or the government to provide support. but the bottom soil and city a climate then that affects all. and the rebellion against the central government but the peace that ensued hasn't brought them prosperity. or disease. al-jazeera is the managing the release of its journalist mahmoud hussain it's been more than a year now since he was arrested and jailed in egypt hussein is accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al jazeera strongly denied he's repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail. the u.s.
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city of rockford in the midwestern state of illinois is the nation's most violent small city now the police force there is taking a unique approach to bringing down the crime rate john hendren went to meet some of its officers. this is probably the most dangerous city you've never heard of according to the f.b.i.'s uniform crime report last year rockford illinois is the most violent u.s. city with a population under two hundred thousand block for block more perilous than los angeles or chicago so this midwestern town has launched the most extreme form of community policing in america everybody grab one toy. rockford has officers like eric thurman moving into high crime neighborhoods. i can dance forging ties with a community that is often viewed with suspicion. normally if there's a shooting in the neighborhood everyone's out. but we go talk to people interview
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them and what happened no one saw anything or no one heard nothing but you know rather me being here they know they're comfortable talking with me you know there's a shooting right here everyone will come to my door they would come talk to me and they would tell me exactly what they saw thurmond and patrice turner or rockford first to resident officers. is more about building relationships with the people that you police it's more about building bridges instead of busting heads the city's police chief expects to add more resident officers in the next year with standard policing an officer gets the call gets in his car and drives through the scene but a resident officer like officer thurman really crosses the street and knocks on the door of a neighbor who probably already know. the program is less than a year old but as part of a broader strategy it appears to be working in two thousand and fifteen rockford police solve two of nineteen murders in two thousand and seventeen so far they've
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solved nine of eighteen and could soon see charges in three more cases. nationwide and this is working. the. in their own critics say a troubled history between police and african-americans will make that difficult i think that. it's basically going to end up with a police presence in communities that i don't think are ready to accept the police as positive forces but in a turbulent city with a long history of ill will toward police. eric spillman says it's a beginning john hendren al-jazeera rockford illinois. when i think a short break now but still to come on al-jazeera in sports that is the oldest invitational i stalk a trophy is the side and they could be
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a sign of who will fight for gold at the winter olympics and as two thousand and seventeen draws to an end we look back at the events and stories that captured the world's attention over the past year. in the most unlikely place. to talk about a new one. to set out to challenge perceptions of africa. and bring photography to these communities. a story of hope. in the face of adversity. the new african photography. congolese treat. at this time how he does it. spawning six continents across the globe. al-jazeera as correspondents live and
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bring the stories they tell of the. i could never know unless you. were at the mercy of the russian camp for palestine. i'll just see right through doing world news. ok it's time to get the sports news now here santa. thank you very much balboa mantissa cities where called eighteen game winning run has been brought to an end in the english premier league they were held to a scoreless draw by a crystal palace star striker gabriel went down and the twenty third minute with
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a serious knee injury the brazilian left the field in tears kevin to brehon was also stressed in the extra time and city's save tell a penalty to ensure the beaten start to the season remains intact at the end of twenty seventeen but injuries will be a concern i've got to be if you know what. i don't know a little bit more than one month hopefully. and kevin will see tomorrow recede tomorrow with what he has just a kick or something else. broke alex ferguson's premier league record by managing his eight hundred eleven game in the english premier league it wasn't a game they had particularly like to remember controversial penalty in the eighty ninth minute so west brom clinch a one one draw with arsenal. and this is how the english premier league looks at the end of twenty seventeen that result lift arsenal to fifth on the table but
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they're all chasing mentions to city who are fourteen points clear of the nearest rival chelsea the top is the biggest gap at this stage of the season in top flight history or that chase will continue on a monday with five games to kick off the new year fourth place liverpool will be a way to burnley looking to make ground on third place majestie united who will face everton. has been on vale that as yet let it go mad to be the player for the second time off to prolong exit from chelsea twenty five thousand fans were in attendance at atletico his home stadium cost help the club to the spanish league title in twenty forty before joining chelsea but he hasn't played a competitive game since last season after falling out with the blues manager and telling you conti an agreement was reached between the two clubs in september but
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let it go were banned from fielding new plays until january. i mean. i've been training and working with my mind concentrated on it you can train a lot and get it by yourself but a match is a marriage nothing can compare to it i need to play i'm tired of training team canada have defended their title at the world's oldest invitational i say hockey tournament. was first played in the swiss city of dallas back in one thousand nine hundred twenty three on sunday team canada beat the host switzerland three nothing to miss the trophy for the fifteenth time and third year in the world for many of these european base canadians are expected to be picked in their hockey team for february chuang winter olympics with the n.h.l. refusing to release their players for the games. and other sports traditional almost as old as that event was held in the brazilian city of south paulo on new
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year's eve. a road running race it was in its ninety third edition thirty thousand runners signed up to take part in the fifteen kilometer race and named after a fourth century pope g.o.p. and we. took first place it with a time of forty four minutes and fifteen seconds or twenty eighteen is already here for some of our viewers a bottle for the rest of us so we're still looking back twenty seventeen has our sports correspondent lee wellings. in recent years has been tainted by the twin problems of doping and corruption and twenty seven saints suffered from the fallout the international olympic committee bans of the russian flag from the winter olympics because of institutional doping their russian competitors will be in pyongyang in february under a neutral flag the new york football was in the dark after faith has meltdown with a particular focus on bringing south american officials to justice there was plenty to celebrate serena williams started the year with the twenty third grand slam
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singles title in australia we didn't know she was eight weeks pregnant the first daughter alexis was born in september roger federer showed he still got it turned majestically winning wimbledon for the first time in five years in football it was christiane of the now dodgy year again inspired to retain the champions league but he's not the most expensive player that's brazilian neymar who moved from barcelona to paris and for a transfer by over a quarter of billion dollars the africa cup of nations and a bomb was won by cameroon but it's the opponents egypt the world cup finals i was in houston as tom brady's new england patriots going from twenty five points down to beat the atlanta falcons an extraordinary super bowl triumph. but not always well in n.f.l. the shadow of the concussion issue and also the clash between president trump and the players led by khalid company who took in may to make
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a stand or vice ism and police brutality we have a lot of people that aren't treated equally aren't given equal opportunities no police brutality is a huge thing using boats amazing career ended with a red defeat at the world athletics championships in london there was also a surprising cricket speak tony minutes of twenty seven pakistan with a shot when the champions trophy. rushed and there are three little words a lot of. ridiculed are all monsters are very bad show and i won this for the champions for free. my destroyed. looking had now and the twenty eighteen is the year of the winter olympics and the p.r. on time the torch relay reached the south korean city of daegu for a gala celebration to see in the new year in pick flame it will reach its final destination on february the ninth when it lights the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the winter games and that's it for me back to barbara. thank you
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now as we move into two thousand and eighteen what better time to look back on another year of news the past twelve months i've seen a dramatic and a many occasions distressing series of stories from around the world as ever al-jazeera as reporters have been right there on the ground we're ending this news hour with a look at some of the big events of two thousand and seventeen. more than six hundred thousand people have crossed into bangladesh it's august and the exodus hasn't stopped. you when has called the actions of myanmar and military a textbook example of ethnic cleansing and i live in that my baby was thrown into the fire and then they raped me. and it was i feel like i'm burning on the inside.
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after more than two and a half years of fighting in yemen saudi arabia's coalition and iranian backed to find just a at a stalemate while the country is on the verge of famine and cholera is spreading. struggling for bread fighting for life. this bears all the hallmarks of the assad regime and the use of chemical weapons is a tall job for. donald trump do solemnly swear. the united kingdom is leaving the european union feel it in the. summer now for another book to look after my little influence the claim that it's the cia and the u.s. government the few times more than a hundred bottles of all going protests in this country. we have
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another section pilots here right in front of the arts a compound suzzy arabia the united arab emirates and the train and egypt have cut diplomatic ties with qatar it is time to officially recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel journal similitude beast the capital of palestine it really is quite frightening for the people who are standing here watching these horses racing towards. catalonia if you open it historic rift with spain spanish national police in riot gear better tear way to voting center after another. i have never voted that go to this day. but people really want to see quick quiz so that shows the law it's called. the mission maga push forward
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around six kilometers during the battle to retake mostly. we are here we are strong we are pretty good we will see. my. friends. i'm sick of this place nothing nothing nothing nothing. except the. land. very straight before the state. reaching super bowl
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with a special achievement for american folk listen it seems her final choice for supporters of the lovely unpredictable contest on cricket.
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some of the images that have shaped two thousand and seventeen and thank you for having being with us to watch it all that's it for this news hour i'm going to be back in just a few minutes with one of the day's news. cut
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down. january on the. african heads of states and governments will gather. for the thirtieth assembly of the african union where the goals set out say in twenty seventeen minutes rewind returns with brand new episodes updating some of the best al-jazeera documentaries from over the years the biggest names in politics in business will meet in the swiss alps for the world economic forum what will be talk of the agenda. engages in rigorous debate cutting through the headlines up front and in a week our special coverage will be gauging reaction from around the world to america's most controversial president of modern times january. in russia many cuddy's migrant. grazing.
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echoing and increasingly for many a global trend. of force left vulnerable to exploitation by the. people in power investigate. little pakistan. at this time. new yorkers are very receptive. because it is such an international city they are very interested in that global perspective that lives. iran's president hassan rouhani says his people have the right to protest but warns violence is unacceptable. this is al jazeera lives.

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