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u.n. officials say that eight point four million people are in danger of full scale famine al-jazeera reports now from across the red sea in djibouti. after a brief pause in fighting a few days ago the besieged city of her days again in flames. fighters us a top targeted industrial complex on the outskirts with rockets and artillery because it was a base for the pro-government alliance backed by so did the u.s. its forces took control of these parts of the eastern suburbs a few days ago philthy commanders say the recent plea for ceasefire is simply a ploy to allow their allies to the group. a military escalation must be met with a similar escalation once the balance of power is gained although they are in possession of advanced technologies sophisticated weapons in addition to the logistic support from the usa then a political solution can be acceptable to them if we remain weak they will dictate their own terms. the two day lolling fighting earlier this week seems all but
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shouted on the residents of the city are bracing themselves for more fight. video posted on the internet by the pro-government dance brigade shows troops advancing toward the neighborhood south of near the city's airport. data has been under attack for months dolphins' it is aimed at cutting controlled areas from their main supply agreement. the un and the international red cross say the resumption of fighting is endangering the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians trapped in that densely populated city. the head of the world food program was just visited today the ses yemenis are only months away from full scale . we asked the leaders of this country to give us the access that we need the support that we need unimpeded access so that we can be engaged doing what we do this saving lives in changing the port of the day that is
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a lifeline for millions of yemenis up to eighty percent of humanitarian supplies fuel and goods on which they depend docked here aid walker. on the docks is still a possibility of something that could put at risk more than fourteen million a dependent yemen is on the fight to continue as both sides try to gain more territory ahead of peace talks due to be held of the end of the year is sweden. djibouti this is the news hour from syria still to come on the program the u.s. and china's tit for tat trade war leaves a bitter taste at the closing of this year's apec summit. and in sports a bad week for the n.b.a. champions gets even worse we'll have all the details a little later inspired. president
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donald trump has visited the devastation left by the worst wildfires in california as history the number of dead has risen now to seventy six people but thirteen hundred people are still unaccounted for i was a serious kristen salumi has been missing some of those who've lost everything. at a makeshift camp next to a wal-mart parking lot shell shocked families take stock of their losses aimee bravo and her family were among the fifty thousand people forced to flee their homes as the wildfires closed in around them her trailer home and her place of employment are gone not to mention her daughter's toys a million things coming to my head right we just got to figure out what we're doing and where we're going. that's. her hometown called paradise now looks more like hell on earth entire neighborhoods have burned to the ground. forensic recovery teams poke through the burned out shells of homes looking for
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bodies of the missing the state of california is most devastating wildfire in history has claimed over twelve thousand buildings in addition to so many lives firefighters continue efforts to contain the blaze which is scorched over sixty thousand hectors the efforts are still still very active also we have units like search and rescue the national guard assisting us and multiple other resources helping us but the recovery president trump came here to paradise to view the scenes of utter devastation firsthand he met with state officials have been critical of him and promised federal assistance for californians the president downplaying the role of a changing climate in fueling these fires said the management and maintenance of forest lands will be the focus moving forward and he announced five hundred million dollars for that effort and i was grateful i mean we're going to have that and we're going to have far sort of very safe as we can go through these every year we
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go through this and we're going to have a say farce and. that's happening as we speak but ten days after the fire broke out californians with nowhere to go are getting impatient let's bring the troops back from the border and build some homes not some walls you know because that's what we need fema trailers out here people have children people have animals and we're not out here because we want to be we're here because we lost our homes a thick haze of smoke has settled over much of northern california along with the reality it's still not clear where people can go. kristen salumi al jazeera paradise california on the other side of the country the democratic candidate for governor of florida has conceded for a second time after a recount showed that he gained only one more vote under gillum and initially conceded following the mid-term elections on november sixth he retracted though when the results narrowed and triggered an automatic recount final results show he lost a republican run the center's by thirty three thousand six hundred votes argentina
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has declared three days of national mourning for the crew of the last submarine the vessel was at the bottom of the south atlantic found at the bottom of the atlantic on friday a year after the san juans disappearance stories about a report style from one of those the crew's relatives demanding a judicial inquiry into the disaster. for a year and two days they walk into the same question where are the forty four loved ones the crew of this some kwan finally we have some answers but not closure just yet and we were sitting at the dining table with my mom when the mrs from the submarine command force arrived saying that an object that was detected yesterday was the sun one we couldn't believe it we turned on the television and they said it was the sun one this and one was on a routine patrol before it went missing the crew reported water enter their snorkel area and cost shorts or quitting problems that provoked
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a fire an explosion was later detected submarines i build to be difficult to find it proved impossible for thirteen countries who joined the two week long search operation the argentine maybe provoked anger and dismay among the crew's relatives by officially ending that search. contracted by the argentine government the u.s. company ocean infinity has combed the deaths for more than two months. on the first anniversary of the disaster that same evening ocean infinity's deep sea experts found an object of interest and sent down a robotic submarine to take a closer look at it positively identified the. resistant shell is a pace but it's deformed and dented inside which was caused by external pressure of the hydrostatic column at nine hundred meters you know. the government says that
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now it's time to find out what happened. the president specifically told me that we had to find a submarine and find the truth to get justice now we have found a submarine we need to establish what the causes were and if there are people responsible. but the relatives one the judiciary to look into the current administration but also into the previous one the submarine was refurbished to the previous administration of former president cristina kirchner many are calling into an investigation of everyone involved in the process earlier this year the police raided several navy bases in saudi after the head of what. my mama said judges living an investigation into what happened because their relatives want to know why was it possible that water entered the fnord area of the summer which is what the fire for the cruise families closure will only come with accountability. i'll just see what
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a sight us. a politician in the central african republic has to face war crimes charges at the international criminal court alfred also known as rambo was a senior leader within the mostly christian anti baloch and movements its fighters attacked muslim seleka rebels who seized power in twenty thirteen al-jazeera matheson. nearly twelve months gunfire rang out across parts of central african republic muslim rebels accused of committing atrocities after seizing control in late twenty thirteen were targeted by armed christian groups known as auntie baraka now five years later the man accused of leading one of those christian groups is facing trial at the international criminal court alfred known as rambo independent and impartial investigation has produced evidence on the basis of which we allege. is criminally
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irresponsible for several counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the central african republic fifth this amber twenty thirteen. of twenty fourteen i.c.c. prosecutors in the netherlands accuse yakka tom of leading forces which carried out murder and torture as well as attacking civilians and using child soldiers has been subject to u.n. sanctions since investigations began but that didn't stop him being elected to parliament two years ago he was arrested last month after a gun was fired in parliament during a dispute between yucca tom and another m.p. . char welcomes this transfer to the i.c.c. it's a strong message to the leaders of armed groups as the political dialogue with the african union approaches. central african republic has suffered years of violence u.n. forces have recently been on the streets of the capital bangui and elsewhere fighting
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just a few days ago reportedly killed at least forty people yet tom's extradition to the international criminal court in the hague is thought to be the first from ca our prosecutors say they're determined he won't be the last rob matheson al-jazeera. geoffrey nice is a former international criminal court prosecutor and he joins us live via skype from canterbury in england good to have you with us suggest free what in your opinion why in your opinion is is this referral so significant. checking the by the route prosecutor the yugoslav tribunal or the international criminal court this is extremely important because states transferring people to the court for the court to exercise its jurisdiction doesn't happen that regularly the more it happens the more of the legitimacy of the court is control and of course more people the more it will be that those who are wanted by the court will fear that
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they will be transferred and that will have an overall possibly a no rule deterrent effect this particular transfer coming from this on happy and long troubled region is particularly important for the message it will send there but it's worth bearing in mind that this transfer comes first following it comes following an investigation by the prosecutor of how to bring suit to herself it wasn't a referral by the state concerned it wasn't a referral by the security council so that shows her doing her job independently in the way that people often fear i.c.c. prosecutors do not do second as some of your viewers may remember only a few weeks ago trumped the president of the united states in america and bolton his security adviser made very very strong statements seeking to terminate the international criminal court altogether and indeed threatening that prosecutors
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from the code if they stepped foot in america when they were concerned with american commission of crimes would be arrested an absolutely outrageous interference with international law and this transfer says to the world if you want to shut haas down as trump would want you have to recognize that we're doing our job. just to pick up on what you said there in the first part of your answer why is it so significant that this referral happened to use the work of of the prosecutor and it wasn't of authority by the states or the security council yes well the prosecutors there the previous one who was much criticised and to a lesser extent to bensouda has done a much better job many people think are criticised for exercising their powers at the behest of other countries when they pick up referrals by those countries or only ends at the instigation of the security council not least when for example as in libya it may seek to achieve
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a political objective and what's being said of them and the to kill or the previous one little sort of this prosecutor so they're not really prepared as much as they should be to go out and investigate cases and this investigation started in two thousand and fourteen and then i think the judges a lot of the request for his transfer to the court to be made not so very long ago quite recently and that simply shows the court working as it should do the court's function is to drive other countries to arrest and deal with people where they can and to step in it's the doctrine of subsidiarity to step in where the other aren't willing to. hear it's going to the court that this man who may have committed may have committed very serious crimes in a very troubled country he bremer turned to parliament as a legislator but despite all that they went ahead got the warrant on their own
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initiative and the country decided to hand him over so that's good news if you all of us think of it in parallel or similar to an ordinary national system it show a national system of crime and punishment intention crime and punishment it shows the call to be doing that basically which we the citizen want of it and why do we want this of this school. because this school is perhaps one of the only places where the dangerous ideas that lead to armed conflicts amounts to the loss of lives of hundreds of thousands and millions of people this school is one of the places where those dangerous ideas can be confronted by the reality of people being brought to justice so jeffrey good to talk to you many thanks indeed you're most welcome britain's prime minister is dismissing cause to amend her briggs's deal with the european union writing in a tabloid newspaper to reason may said that it's the only agreement that they work daily seems to be signs of an e.u. summit in brussels next week
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a number of ministers resigned after cabinet approved the agreement on wednesday some senior figures in her party are demanding a rethink while rebels seek support for possible leadership change let's go live to london. saw a guy go is there the prime minister's been speaking on the sunday morning political talk shows sania what she's been saying. but essentially she has been doubling down on what she was already talking about last week in the sense that her deal for the with drawl deal that she has crafted is the right one to go with and of course there's an acknowledgement of the very shaky ground that she is on she acknowledged this herself and also said the next seven days were going to be absolutely crucial for the country as well she did also confirm that she was going to be going to brussels to meet with the president of the commission junk road to
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thrash out those very last details and she did state that this all goes on wresting exactly what the future agreement what the future relationship is going to be between the u.k. and the european union but make no mistake of course that all those movements to try and institute a vote of no confidence and to reason may have already begun she has south has said that she is not aware that there is the required amount of of letters or all votes to be able to try and push that forward but she says she is going to tough it out and that what happens now is going to be absolutely critical for how the country tries to pave out its relationship with the european union in the future the leader of britain's by an opposition party has also been on television in the u.k. this morning what she had to say. again he's also pretty much stuck to
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what they have been saying that this withdrawal deal that was announced last week is unworkable that they would go back and renegotiate that with the european union even though there is as far as we can tell absolutely no appetite and nothing for the european union in that sense to actually try and work out what is essentially from their point of view a done deal and is as much as further back if they can actually sort of possibly carry this through he was also pretty much sticking to his hints of wanting to try and push through and a second election even another election rather which in this late stage of the game would actually be perhaps quite a a volatile situation for the country to be plunged into but this is something that the labor leadership the labor party have been certainly trying to push through as well although whether they would get any luck in that or whether they would be able
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to make any gains in that was very questionable because labor have been consistently behind the conservatives even though this bracks that withdrawal deal is not proving popular with the public with the u.k. labor still haven't managed to come out with any. alternatives to be able to try and push their side all that although there are growing number of voices which are pushing for a second referendum a people's referendum and calling this and they want to see three options on the table namely do we remain in the e.u. do we stick with the deal this deal that was fashioned last week all do we just go out without a deal whatsoever and while labor have tacitly said that yes all options are on the table that is certainly not the one that they are sticking with and that's certainly what jeremy corbyn has been putting out that second referendum is not an option for now so many thanks indeed. next up on the news our meteorologist kevin corriveau has a forecast for us and then. i'm catherine sawi in
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a warehouse and thousand tanzania i'll be telling you about last night's crisis that has forced the government to step in and deploy the military to take charge. and fighting the current in the balkans become a group of women stop a unique river network running dry. out in sports continues to dominate the world rally as he crosses to sixth title in australia the details coming up. by the springtime flowers of a mountain lake. to the first snowfall on a winter's day. trouble depression has made landfall in vietnam you can see here on the satellite image even though a tropical depression this storm because it is moving so slowly has brought some
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very heavy rain across the region actually for the month of november or this particular area normally only sees about three hundred thirty two millimeters of rain but just in eighteen hours here in the training we have seen three hundred seventy nine millimeters and the rain is going to continue over the next few days take a look at the satellite image as we go towards the forecast map the storm is going to weaken but still very slow moving the remnants of the storm is going to provide very heavy rain across much of vietnam still in vietnam as well as into cambodia we're going to be watching the storm as it makes its way towards thailand for any possible redevelopment so the rain over the area could still produce flooding situations for much of this area we're also watching what's happening here across parts of the philippines in the southern philippines a new storm has developed here just towards the west and this storm is now thirty three w. making its way towards mindanao of the next few days we do think that the storm is going to increase probably to a tropical storm intensity and bring some very heavy rain across that region the forecast map looks like this as we go for the next couple of days pushing across
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much of the southern portions of the philippines and then it is going to enter into the south china sea over the next few days. the winter sponsored by the time race. senator robert kennedy was assassinated in june one thousand nine hundred sixty search and search is still serving a life sentence for his murder. but there have been calls for decades for the case to be reopened including from robert kennedy jr. all the evidence was destroyed after the trial but they had a legal obligation to say the evidence because sir ham was going to file an appeal al-jazeera world asks who killed robert kennedy. al jazeera is there what a story breaks but the schools today to see what happens next iteration on. where model barricaded seventy three that leak here in the middle east now is being changed people have gone to hear the area the mission of the national army sixty
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complex and i'm just stories about telling it from the people's perspective what they think is happening in their culture. again this is the news from a tree and for going to hear the top stories this hour the u.s. government is expected to give its conclusion on who killed the journalist. in the next two days the cia has reportedly found saudi crown prince mohammed bin solomon responsible for the president donald trump called that finding premature the possible. fighting has resumed in yemen's key port city of what they brief pause
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control most of yemen all the exam government control a section of the south of the country. britain's prime minister is dismissing calls to amend that deal with the european union to resume a roast in the sun on sunday newspaper that it's the only agreement that would book it's agreed to signed off for the e.u. summit in brussels next week some of the ministers resigned. the draft deal on wednesday. israel's prime minister is making what's been seen as a last ditch attempt to stop his government collapsing benjamin netanyahu is due to meet finance minister in coalition member column to try to avoid a strap. snap elections the political crisis was triggered by defense minister avigdor lieberman who resigned on wednesday over a cease fire agreement with armed groups in gaza fighting began there last week after a covert israeli mission as india has been fiercely criticized for the raids and
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commons color a new party is seen as a vital to prevent a coalition vote on his leadership who says he has no interest in a snap election he's also keen to stop the right wing lieberman from benefiting from his resignation gideon levy is a columnist and editorial board member at haaretz he joins us now live from tel aviv good to have you with us gideon you wrote in on it yesterday that if there is an early election that it will lack any great significance in the fictitious right of israeli democracy what did you mean by that. look at this this for say this the phaser is a democracy where he tells it it's. a brutal tyrant a military occupation for so many years this is by the end of the day a mess carried but even concerning garcia israelis who are citizens of israel
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those elections are not going to mean much even if netanyahu government will fall because that thirty of is not very promising in terms of ending the occupation for example in terms of opening a new chapter with the palestinians which are really the core issues at the core challenges that stand in front of us so before we get into this dramatize if israelis changing direction don't have too many expectations you also wrote yesterday that we must not despair why though if it is as you say another futile effort another futile election why must those who year in to change why might not must those who year and for change in israel why should we despair. first of all i'm quite desperate is but i don't want others to be this i think is seriously that in many times and we know from history the unexpected this taking
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place nobody expected clark in the south suffering to become the messenger of equality and freedom for south africa and thought of a sudden this great politician arrived from nowhere was out any expectation and he put the end to apartheid together with nelson mandela these might happen or so here that someone that we don't expect the theme to be courageous or moral more than the others might might surprise us and right now i don't see anyone really anyone in israeli political life in the zionistic parties that might take this role but you know let's leave some some hope and some room for surprises if that is an early election get in who do you think is likely to win will we see another right wing coalition and if we do what i mean what will that mean for the for the citizens of israel as you say the people in the occupied territories and for the
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occupation itself. right now as it seems right now if the map will look like it looks now it will be again a right wing government leader the by twenty hour but there are two are known factors one is the investigations against attorney zero which we don't know yet how will the end of the above all or when will they end and the second unknown factor is will they be new organizations new new extorts in the game because in the left side of the centralist side of the may the these some talking about a new party new extorts new politicians stepping in and this might change the whole picture we have to wait but as i said before don't expect dramatic changes always kids to get in many thanks indeed gideon levy there from haaretz.
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campaigning has begun for what's expected to be nigeria's most expensive presidential election a record seventy nine candidates are vying to win the vote which is due in three months president mohammed who bihari is one of them but his hopes of reelection are threatened by criticism of his handling of the economy and the war against boko haram an address reports from. president mohamed will hurry is facing the biggest challenge of his political career must defections from the ruling all progressives congress continuing attacks by boko haram as well as a sluggish economy are threatening his hold on power is campaign team is confident he remains popular with voters this administration has also more were so little and do somewhat recently too because the way it also you know dig the this ground corruption once you can call ground corruption you can save enough money to do so
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much and that is exactly what this administration has done why do you have apparently recovered from an undisclosed illness that kept him in a foreign hospital for months is opponents say he's not fit for the post leading seventy eight other candidates to challenge him is former vice president to corporal worker the seventy two year old is the opposition people's democratic party candidate he was a member of his ruling party until a few months ago. it's opponents call him desperate for power and corrupt i.q. stations he denies and says nigerians want the kind of government out there phil because they have been applying the wrong tact is the wrong attitude and the wrong ideas to solving a problem that you to better understand the bigger cause i'll bet on listening to people and second in the us i will look at it like the president is also from the north where the next president is expected to be from under an unwritten political power to an agreement between the north and the south but many candidates are
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challenging that agreement between two thousand and seven and two thousand and fifteen everything literally everything when henri and. there was a cry for a leadership change it was almost anybody but. jonathan or the p.d.p. and today we found that it is not just anybody you just got to get the right person next year's elections are expected to break the record as the most expensive ever yet more than half a billion dollars is the budget approved by parliament for the election commission and already politicians are spending millions on publicity and planning for election day the election commission which had its budget approved last month is also faced with a logistical nightmare of having the long list of seventy nine candidates on the presidential ballot paper there's no room for a commission to begin with it. when in fact the law provides that every political
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party that that wish to contest has to be on the ballot paper yes of course there could be one or two challenges but there are manageable what will also come into play next year's election are regional religious and tribal leaders analysts say unless voters look beyond those factors nothing much will change in africa's most populous nation. nigeria. leaders at the apec summit have failed to agree on a final statement after two days of meetings in papua new guinea tension between the us and china dominated discussions canada's prime minister blamed disputes between member nations of the trade we had a broad consensus on a wide range of issues the apec gathering is one of different countries from a similar region with very different approaches on governance and government but
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there was broad agreement on how we need to support our citizens and work for it towards better cooperation. but i don't think it'll come as a huge surprise that there are differing visions on particular elements in regards to trade and those are prevented there from being a full consensus on the communique document government leaders in tanzania have some two hundred thousand tonnes of nuts on their hands the government has bought the entire crop to try to end the price dispute between farmers and traders and i'm serious catherine sawyer reports the army has been brought in as processing workers a sent home. day ness number have a sting the last of not crop that it's been a bad idea a disease that dries of food has meant she's only managed to fill seven facts instead of the usual forty on average to make matters worse middlemen offered to buy them at and acceptably low price that course that guff.

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