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bottles you can point to and police all day police have been firing tear gas and live bullets to do just that and we've also been hearing the protest of them have been lighting by lightning. have barricaded the road we are being told that they are a group that appeared to be protesters who attacked a hospital attacked also a police. home of a police car monday and about one hundred kilometers from beni town attacked the office of the ruling party now we are told also that two people in beni have been killed several others have been injured in those quarters so very precarious situation indeed take a look at a story that we did see demonstrators in the east. are not letting up rallies for the second successive day protesting against this three month postponement of voting in the temple and all of them opposition strong police and
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soldiers fired tear gas and bullets to disperse them. the electoral commission says one in a quarter million voters from those areas will be voting on sunday because of the a ball outbreak and security problems and the electoral process is always a sensitive issue in an interview with al-jazeera outgoing president joseph kabila says the election process is going on fairly smoothly under the circumstances this is politics such incidents and this is a country with eighty million inhabitants with six hundred political parties with a million views that crash and you're bound to have differently here and the number of issues the electoral commission has also closed one thousand six hundred voting stations in the capital kinshasa is an opposition stronghold with over four million voters and nearly
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a thousand polling stations most of the city's electronic voting machines were recently destroyed in a warehouse fire phillips you see katie one of the main presidential candidates says what's happening is a deliberate attempt by the electoral commission to wreck the election is that. what's happening binion provocation they want us to have protests with possible violence. we'll be happy about this because the cost of allows him to stay on until there is a new president's you want to give him the satisfaction of the lead up to sign this poll has been chaotic it was supposed to happen two years ago but was postponed because of a lack of money and every belial in the center of the country critics accused president kabila of deliberately delaying the election to cling onto power and security forces work used of killing dozens during months of protests which are continuing right up to the eve of the election. when opposition candidate has
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called for a general strike in the capital many people are poor and use. a day's pay could be no food for their families most people here are told that they can't afford that they are they also say that high i didn't just want to go to the polls sunday they also want to read one and their letters and to get on with their lives in kinshasa many doubt whether the election will be either free. or they just want to get on with it and protest as in the east of the country complaining that the exclusion from sunday's election remain in the streets until their voice is hard. them one of the country's presidential candidates has gone to the constitutional court he has filed a case there he wants the court to compel the electoral commission to fifteen to rethink that decision. in these three areas if they got that move unconstitutional
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you want the courts to i gently to morrow to hear that and make and make its judgment he's saying that voters in this areas are going to be disenfranchised if they do not go to go through the rest of the country and we are talking about one point two million vote of has i'm all right. oh we've got plenty more ahead on this news hour hundreds of asylum seekers are dumped on christmas day in a parking lot in texas. and feel for thought germany pushes for greener cars. later in sport the los angeles lakers feel the pain of le bron james' injury and he's here with us to. solar still ahead but first saudi arabia's new foreign minister says his government
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is not going through a crisis over the murder of journalist. thursday saudi arabia's king sound man demoted his foreign minister ayad energy bear as part of a major government he'll now serve as a minister of state the killing of her shoghi has brought a diplomatic battle against the kingdom but the relationship between my country and the vast majority of the countries of the world is an excellent choice so. of course i will. work hard and continue the air force that have been built over many years and i am by the way very proud to be following this to observe. and preserve the face of this important mission where not how to be is the director of research and analysis at the arab center in washington he joins me live now via skype thanks very much for being with us so we just played
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a clip there of the new foreign minister giving his first interview in this job with the a.f.p. news agency what did you take from that interview. art. he obviously is trying to insult your ship and crown prince so mahmoud and so. he spoke so many bit is not going through a crisis obviously is going to save. trying to get away from the of the crises not only won praise from the crises the saudi foreign office is going through has been going through for the last few years. trying to get away from that because you know if you can demonstrate the interest of the habit the images they show the world and these things you know you know about prices we were not there would see the.
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result being that issue of it's our nation you know it's expected to be saying things of this nature you know unfortunately we do know that the saudi arabia's government. and the national the domestically also it's gone through some really rough times so we'll see how we're. but for now. you have as the. time basically to be a good servant but. if as you say this is part of saudi arabia's attempts to to rehabilitate itself in front of the world after there and the killing of a sheltie do you think ultimately that's going to work or will will. what that murder and everything surrounding it still stick in the minds of many people. well what we know as one of the saudi arabia is concerned the prices are you know the
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mountains of fear is. to drive them up the parking to. accept international actors who are endless that. mainly turkey frowns the united states. and other germany invited into the market and the talking about this because this. was them in a bind they don't want to have bases but with though it saudi arabia but not at this price. like the saudi leadership to come clean on this and i don't see that international actors are going to support this stuff because a saudi arabia was what saudi officials want to stop you know. and the new foreign minister mr. was previously the finance minister what do you what do you take from that decision and his his economic
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credentials you know it's a. it's a it's an interesting combination i mean i was like twenty years and so he brings a lot of finance expert piece to this sort of in india right now is in need of direct foreign investment need good vision twenty thirty so he will go behind the important book on. his experience from iran's ministry plus the bureaucracy and impact the saudi foreign minister try to form of been some man in this matter so it's a very interesting appointment except that you know we would see how we can finesse is. as both an expert on finance and the parameters within promotional. actors of the private. entrepreneurs investors and
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governments that are. getting in on the sort of the economic reform. good to speak with you and that heart of thank you. forces have shot dead a protester in gaza more than five thousand people rallied for friday demonstrations of the border fence protesters have been out every week since march demanding palestinians get the rights to return to their ancestral lands which are controlled by israel the palestinian authority says two hundred forty five people have been killed since protests began. don trump is once again talking tough on immigration the u.s. president saying he will cut funding for honduras guatemala and el salvador hughes also threatening to close the border with mexico u.s. border services have been under pressure since two migrant children died in their custody the head of the homeland security is traveling to el paso texas to get
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a firsthand look at the situation on the border gabrielle elizondo is there already and joins us live now so again a woman can you tell us. why the head of homeland security kristin nelson is expected to be here in el paso at some point today should be touring we're told some of the detention facilities along the border now she's not bringing any media with there she's not expected to talk to the media at all she's keeping her visit here somewhat quiet and that's because the policies for her. government agency i have really thrown it into the old migration process here in the crisis as you mentioned about two migrant children that died while in u.s. custody just this month alone and now we've seen. this week hundreds of migrants that instead of being dropped off at shelters
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after being released from detention have just been dropped off in the streets here in el paso some at this bus station that you see behind me and it's really been a battle between the federal government now that is in this crisis mode really and what we see now is very much lives on the line. some of the mind will cast and yet it came to the us from like so many others seeking a better life for his son philippe there now just trying to keep warm at a shelter after a couple rough nights at a border patrol to ten. in center in the home at the end of the only lateral when they wiggle free they put his in a cell it was very cold like an ice box it made his cough we went to another cell it was the same while we were there they didn't give us much food there wasn't much attention they said it was our fault we brought kids with us but it was as of necessity to find a better life in the united states. when finally released it got worse earlier this
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week immigration and customs enforcement officials unexpectedly released hundreds of migrants from detention facilities but instead of taking them to shelters they were dropped off in downtown el paso without any notice and nowhere for them to go most like and well were from central american countries they were families young and old who would cross the border at bennett detention cells for anywhere from three to eight days it was left to volunteers from local nonprofits to rush to the scene to try to help the desperate migrants and asylum seekers many of them were hungry they were thirsty some of them were sick they were sick children were dropped off and they were confused and so what they did it was done on purpose it was done willfully advocates worry that immigration and custom officials are dumping migrants and asylum seekers out on the streets in order to relieve
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overcrowding in detention facilities particularly after two guatemalan children eight year old boy and a seven year old girl died this month while in border patrol custody radhika escobar recently elected to the u.s. house of representatives says it's a crisis started by what she calls a cruel immigration policy by president donald trump one she hopes to change to children that we know of have died in american custody that should never happen again we need to know why it happened how it happened we need to know the conditions that other individuals are having to live through we need to know the foundation of this policy who called for it and we need to change it back at the community center where mad well is at falling tears or trying their best to help knowing more migrants will need it hoping no boar are left on the streets to fend
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for themselves. those shelters here throughout this city are at absolute cup pass it but despite that homeland security officials say that they could in the coming days continue to release more migrant families out on to the streets here which would cause even a greater crisis now this despite the fact that temperatures could get to one degrees celsius here in el paso now this is a crisis that's playing out on multiple fronts you might remember a tent city that was built for children in a place called for new york is about an hour outside of el paso it opened in june by the trump administration and it was supposed to close by this week well now the administration officials are saying that they have no plans to close it. this week as they planned to it is currently holding two thousand three hundred children
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from central america ages between thirteen and seventeen years old so this is really the front lines here in el paso of an immigration debate and continued crisis is playing out here on the border between the u.s. and mexico. or elizondo live for us there in el paso texas thanks again now a rescue boat carrying more than three hundred people has docked in spain after was refused entry by several other european countries the open arms charity vessel rescued the migrants and refugees off the coast of libya a week ago it is the first time since august spain has allowed a rescue ship to dock. all right still ahead on al-jazeera when we come back we'll tell you why doctors in zimbabwe are still on strike one month on. transport the man who's world cup downhill event in italy is overshadowed by a big crash that is compact.
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we've got scientists and dry weather coming in across northern parts of the middle east a fair bit of cloud here just around the caucasus pushing out of the black sea heading towards the caspian sea brought some rather wet and at times wintry weather that sway little further eastward stewarts spec a stop to it is in tuscan to the right eleven degrees celsius a similar temperature to full couple that brought the skies coming back into iraq and around that eastern side of the med generally sat fair as we go on through saturday still cold enough having said that into turkey ankara struggling to get above freezing over the next couple of days so the chance of want to see wintry flows into the fosse out of the country pushing into syria as we go on into sunday notice some showers there for cyprus elsewhere across regions generally looking dry
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wanted to wintry showers that cross the western side of the himalayas just a one or two showers into southern areas of the arabian peninsula but essentially this it sets that temperatures getting up to twenty five degrees celsius or so here in cots around twenty four degrees they get thickening cloud down towards the gulf of aden then maybe into southern parts of the red sea could produce some outbreaks of writing season very heavy rain across the eastern side of south africa and looking pretty wet. they wanted forty three billion pounds with the weaponry that was six billion pounds in commission. there's no hope of a name off because there's always a small cobbles people for war really really good business. in essence we in the united states have privatized the ultimate public function more shadow on
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hello again you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour an explosion near egypt's pyramids has killed two people and injured more than ten others it happened in gains on the outskirts of cairo state television says a roadside bomb struck a tourist bus the interior ministry says the two people killed are from vietnam. the syrian army says it's entered the northern city of man after a request from syrian kurds for protection kurdish why p.g. has been concerned about turkish attacks since the u.s. announced it would be withdrawing troops from the area there's been no independent confirmation of the syrian military claim. thousands of anti-government protesters in sudan every turn to the streets of several cities their demonstrations over living costs have gone on for more than a week despite promises of reform from president obama and bashir. in nigeria boko haram fighters have attacked two military bases near lake chad fighting in the
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fishing town of bagger forced nigerian army soldiers to retreat a large cache of weapons was stolen from the bases after the troops left. the fight is not set around by get found for a number of hours some are talking about more than twenty four hours and battle is ongoing in that area the army can only confirm that yes there's been some fighting that it has not lost control of this town of buy gas which is a fishing community but some residents who have fled the town are saying that book why don't i just why deep inside the town one particular. resident was saying that they even lead morning prayers this morning in by guitar but the military is not giving too much details on the controlling that one person of those killed and that they have on a search and rescue in such an area indication that probably some of their soldiers have been dispersed bible koran so right now it's still. not clear what exactly is
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happening in baghdad and we were told by a military source that operations in that area is ongoing but by the way by god town is a scene of one of the worst book quite i must because in nigeria for five days in generally two thousand and fifteen the koran fight is over on that same military base multi-national going task force which is operated by soldiers from cameroon nigeria nizkor and binny republic and child as well who are fighting boko haram and took over arms and ammunition from that area and massacred more than one thousand civilians a government gunmen in the kenya fassel have ambushed and killed ten policemen elsa's convoy was attacked near the border with mali areas been repeatedly targeted mostly by fighters linked to al qaida over the last three years. our month long strike by doctors in public hospitals in zimbabwe shows no signs of ending the
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physicians are defying threats of dismissal in their campaign for higher pay and improve conditions how do want us or has more from. a violent should be released hospital disappointed and in pain the sixty seven year old has cancer and the medication she needs has run out in public hospitals and doctors aren't strike she says she's been told to go to a private clinic for tests and to buy drugs their. use when they go to buy a made big chemist they want me to pay in u.s. dollars i don't have my children can't help me because they don't in dollars only emergency cases are being seen at this public hospital junior doctors have not reported for duty in weeks they say they want to be paid in dollars not in local bond notes which devalued constantly they also want their working conditions improved we're looking for basics absolute basic things to use sterile gloves
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sometimes even just ordinary gloves for us to be able to examine patients if you're in bags we don't want a case where patient comes in we put in a catheter if it's available and the next thing is you've got urine all over the floor it's got to attach things like plastic bags the doctors say they are struggling to survive is the second time this year doctors walked out on strike the governor swung about issuing suspensions to more than five hundred of them without pay to add to the crisis necessary are overwhelmed and can't cope with politicians have told doctors this strike is illegal and have issued warnings of disciplinary hearings and potential sackings if they don't get back to work if they were for the people and their want to be doctors and want to care for the people seeing that it is what they are doing was wrong. they are there also but. we are we are we have taken all of them we've taken out the measures to make sure
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that these patrols would be administered adequately. some of those measures include a living some drugs and medical equipment but it's not enough for the whole country striking doctors seem defiant saying threats by this appears to fire them won't scare them off they insist these wards will stay empty until they get paid more how much us algis their. police boats have began patrolling the seas of indonesia's crack at our island to enforce a volcano exclusion zone it was widened and the alert level raised for the volcano on thursday is threatening another major eruption which could cause a second tsunami a five metre high wave flooded coastal communities on saturday killing at least four hundred twenty six people robert ryan reports from some bolo village in indonesia's pond big lang district. with this heightened alert being now in force
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aircraft are being told to steer around the volcano but as yet there's been no word of any flight disruptions meanwhile there's been a renewed warning for people to stay away from the shoreline by at least five hundred meters it has to be said that people with homes maybe two three hundred meters away for a large part they are staying ported their houses are intact but here on the shoreline itself many people have lost their houses in any case they will be down here sorting through possessions but then come night time will be go going back to stay with friends staying in resettlement centers or in most of the vulcanologist meanwhile been using this bright break in the weather and the fact that we now have about an hour arisan that they can observe to actually see what the volcano is doing they are reporting continuing plumes of gas and ash flying up into the air some two hundred to six hundred meters with the wind conditions some of that ash is
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landing on this coastline of java not much but certainly people here are starting to wear a mask as a precaution what concerns the scientists more of the flows of lover and rocks down the side of the volcano that they've been observing the concern is of course that a further shift in the outside structure of the volcano might lead to a further massive lift for rock down into the sea that might cause another wave. in india rescuers are working to find fifteen teenagers trapped underground in an illegal coal mine for more than two weeks government leaders are being criticized for their slow response to the emergency in the northeastern state of maine culture general ports. these rescue workers know the chance of finding the trapped miners alive is slim but they continue their search the teenage miners went into the legal call. on mine in the north east and instead of michael yon december thirteenth but
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got trapped soon after when the mines tunnel was flooded by a nearby river they've been without food or drinking water ever since the war that it is not going. to be to put a lid on it isn't it to fling was fun but not fast enough prime minister narendra modi's government is being criticized for not sending in the right equipment on time he was at a nearby state on christmas day and didn't mention the incident or the trapped miners divers at the scene say they aren't equipped to go down more than thirty meters and the miners are some ninety meters underground there's the water level there will be a good start a little bit still we're doing all that and yet wind down the pavement visit the water level but that is going down and down. digging in abandoned mines has been banned for more than four years now but many break the law risking their lives by going down into so-called rat holes miners can earn up to twelve dollars a day which is a higher pay rate than most jobs in india
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a similar incident six years ago killed more than two dozen miners their bodies were never recovered and it is fear dissimilar fate awaits those trapped inside this call the area culture dirge on al-jazeera. mountain rescue as in the french alps describing the discovery of a teenage avalanche survivor as miraculous twelve year old was found alive after getting buried on the snow for forty minutes he was skiing off piste plan yet when he was swept away and drank at least one hundred meters the boy was eventually found by a sniffer dog and taken to hospital for a check up. a diesel powered vehicles could soon be banned in some of germany's biggest cities the e.u.'s threatening to find the german government for breaching air pollution levels and cleaning is also being demanded by environmental campaigners the reports from berlin. mikail blue michael runs
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a small plumbing company involved in that relies on quick deliveries to customers his employees use small diesel vans to get around he says he'd like to use green of vehicles but right now that's not feasible. it is all and. for a small firm like ours we can't afford to keep replacing our vehicles we bought our fleet of six vans years ago trusting in diesel and we're stuck with them. this street in central berlin is one of the city's busiest and not surprisingly emissions levels around here are above the legal limits now they've already brought in a thirty kilometer and i was big limit to try to do something about the problem but still very soon diesel vehicles in this area. the so-called diesel gate scandal focused attention on just how polluting diesel vehicles can be after german manufacturers including folds fagen and dime are admitted cheating emissions tests the government's promise to make the automakers pay for retrofitting in other words
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installing hardware to reduce emissions since february german cities have also had the right to hold a diesel vehicles to reduce air pollution should cause bring in a total body january and at least fifteen heavily polluted cities across germany could soon have similar restrictions but the german government says in other places it needn't come to that the european union's accepted limits of nitrogen dioxide or n o two emissions is forty micrograms per cubic meter but under the proposed changes places where the level exceeds the output doesn't go above fifty micrograms would be exempt from diesel bans what also cities do is they modernize the buses and transport system at the moment quite intensively you can improve but going by bike you can also say we have an area in our town where we will no have very little have no traffic at all that's not nearly enough for campaigners who are currently suing dozens of municipalities over their failure to act they say the
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government's plan based on localised exemptions will leave drivers confused and do nothing to improve their quality they have now more than thirty thousand premature deaths in germany alone and alone due to the high and that took place. will do anything.
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and again the latest crackdown on crime in rio de janeiro ends on monday an army commanders are declaring it a success but some brazilians who live in the slums say they're not dealing with the root causes of the problem katia lopez hold a gun reports. for nearly one here soldiers carrying machine guns have been raiding some of brazil's most dangerous favelas the military was called in when gang violence became unbearable the government says the plan to curve in security worked . this ceremony marked its completion the state operation in rio de janeiro officially ends on december thirty first the general in charge says the
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mission was accomplished no more meetings you still need to news we are here to mark the end of the federal intervention in public security in rio de janeiro this new and extraordinary measure took ten months of work and reached all its objectives by reducing the crime rate. since the military's arrival car thefts and street assaults have declined in targeted cities statistics show an eighteen percent drop in hama science compared with two thousand and seventeen but behind this progress critics say there is a hidden reality some brazilians say killings by security forces increased by underlying problems behind crime like unemployment and inequality work nor. just give your thought to the much political defeats you will suppress of politics will never change on the contrary people will continue to be afraid and will be repressed this intervention is more political than effective so i think nothing's changed. when it was launched in february it marked the first federal operation
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in a state since brazil return to democracy in the one nine hundred eighty s. top government officials welcomed it but it was criticized by some human rights groups. now some fear speaking out publicly on the crackdown. hours of audio if i share my opinion about it it will bring the serious problems so maybe it's better not to talk about this or brazil's new far right president will be sworn in on new year's day brazilians will be hoping for a new chapter there will bring security to a nation torm by crime. al-jazeera. a boy in bolivia who was born without his left hand is transforming the lives of others like him what some might see as a disability became a challenge for sixteen year old leonardo obvious carra our correspondent daniel schorr has been to meet him and his remarkable use of three d. printed biopics leonardo is something of
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a hero in these parts not quite spider-man but he's helping youngsters with similar problems to his own to feel closer to their superheroes. like him the seven year old girl was born missing a hand. it was all he wanted to christmas his parents through leonardo found him one but not just any hand he gets a spiderman prosthetic. no longer a mistake is now the envy of his friends. you know there was a victim of amniotic band syndrome which affects babies still in the womb and supportive parents he's tried to never see it as a disability but as on of gambling of man people who have lost a hand often hard to cover it up they don't want to share it what i do is take off the prosthetic and say look i'm not ashamed i'm proud of who i am it's sad not to have a hand but it's sudden not to accept it you must accept. he developed an interest
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in robotics at a young age two years ago aged just fourteen he made his own replacement hand using a three d. printer. he's since made more than sixty fingers hands and arms charging less than one hundred dollars to cover materials such as this biodegradable plastic artificial limbs in bolivia one of the poorest countries in the region can cost between two to three thousand dollars. what i always say is what the three d. printer takes twenty four hours to finish can change the life of a person forever but i think we're. still only sixteen his reputation growing in bolivia and beyond the plans to study by a medicine to one day used by onyx to control his left hand directly from his brain . i. says he's going to use his new hand to play games he couldn't play before i was no one else will have one of these he'll be able to do so many things with it
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i am extremely grateful so too many across bolivia beneficiaries of laon are those dream he simply wanted a hand so he made one using his initiative on what was available. santa cruz bolivia. all right let's get a sport now here's andy thank you so much as well form australia caps in it craig foster has told allergies there that he believes the asian football confederation needs to step up its efforts on behalf of former bahrain international hockey team al-arabiya arabia is facing extradition from thailand despite holding refugee status in australia the twenty five year old was arrested in bangkok last month on an ensign pole warrants put out by bahrain foster is now leading a campaign to be returned to australia araby claims to be tortured if he sent back to bahrain or the footballer fled to australia in twenty fourteen where he was given political asylum he now plays for melbourne football club pascoe
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a veil in absentia al-arabiya was sentenced in bahrain to ten years in prison for vandalizing a police station he denies all allegations that he was on holiday in silent at the end of november when all thorough detained him at a bangkok airport fausta says it's time for asian football bosses to make themselves heard. we feel really deeply concerned that the i.f.c. at present. appears not to be advocating strongly enough on hockey games behalf and of course the i.o.c. president shakes bahraini himself and in fact only a couple of years ago who came was very critical of what he alleges was shaikh cell man's role in the crackdown of a range of athletes including footballers so we need to say all right advocacy but publicly and privately from the i.o.c. from what is our regional confederation right now we are very concerned that the
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i.o.c. president's a personal involvement in the matter is potentially prejudicial the amount of advocacy that the asian football confederation giving to arcane where all crying and hoping that hype a multi mentally is released and whatever happens the entire football community globally is going to need the i c l one football and governance here in australia and to account for every action that they took throughout this process the poor kid has been in detention for over a month now so the question we're asking is is football working hard enough to uphold talking human rights now the asian football confederation house told al-jazeera it's working with the games world governing body and the football association of thailand on the issue of faith has released a more detailed response supports the calls for the thai authorities to allow mr al-arabiya to return to australia where he currently enjoys refugee status at the
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earliest possible moment. little monitor you're going cop says the pressure and expectation around football is even more incense in england than in his native germany the former dortmund coach is guided liverpool to the top of the premier league at the halfway point in the season the club haven't won the league title since one thousand nine hundred ninety. one two and it's more important for people if your team is winning or not. i think people bet much more of who. god is was a lot of people already said it kind of religion that's probably true they're directly in that in that area it's really it's really massive but when you come to liverpool it's next level for liverpool have a six point lead in the title race heading into saturday's home game against arsenal second place tottenham are at home to walls for defending champions
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manchester city down in third fourth place chelsea they play crystal palace on sunday all chelsea managed by former napoli boss marat serious sorry he says it's time for it's how you know authorities to take firmer action against racism on wednesday napoli defender cardew cooler barley was targeted with abuse by in some ally and fans will now have to play their next two home games behind closed doors with no supporters as a punishment when there was there was the open to make sure this one against lots of room while it gives the some go there in general i really. do because he is a world of. men in sawyer really really really sorry for him but i think that in italy we can do something more for this problem. or a film about omega losing returns action after a three month injury layoff the dollars on the comeback trail after ankle surgery
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he was beaten in three sets by south africa's kevin anderson at the world tennis championship in abu dhabi. well born of a joke which they're looking good ahead of next month's australian open. russia's current caption off the same events will now play anderson in sunday's final. the l.a. lakers were without le bron james for the first time this season and his absence was felt with james recovering from a growing injury the lakers lost to the sacramento kings it was close though bogged down bogged down of each made a three pointer at the buzzer as the kings rallied from fifteen points down to win one seven seems a one sixteen for the lakers this was a false loss in their last six games in south africa have beaten pakistan in the first test of the series half century dean elgar and hashim amla helps the home team to a six wicket victory and since you're in unbeaten sixty three was his first fifteen eleven innings as south africa closed out the match inside three days and that's
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how will it work it's on day three of the third test between india and australia the home same collapse to one hundred fifty one all else in melbourne just that burma still in its first year of test cricket six for thirty three india then slumped to fifty four five in a second innings but he still led by three hundred forty six runs the series poise that won what. it's dominant paris won the men's world cup downhill for the second year running on home snow in henri meo before that title winning moment most of the time of course he was airlifted to hospital after this crash race organizers said it suffered a suspected facial trauma and a broken nose hadn't lost consciousness. and one of the closest ever finishes to the sydney hobart yacht race has seen wild oats eleven state victory late changed hands multiple times in the final hours of this race with four boats in the mix for the lead as their project australia's southern tip last year while the it's eleven cross the finish line first only to get hit with a time penalty and miss out on the sites. ok that is how you sport is looking for
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program. to dad this protests continue in the d.l.c. over the decision to buy a million people in opposition strongholds from voting in sunday's election president trump threatens to shut the u.s. border with mexico if congress doesn't agree to fund his wall and the indonesian province of west pop was hit by an earthquake just a week after a tsunami killed more than four hundred people. the syrian army says it has entered the northern city of man beach after a request from syrian kurds for protection from any attack by turkey but u.s. forces on the ground and syrian opposition forces saying they've seen no indication that claim is true the city of man pages one of the last remaining flashpoints of the war it strategically located just thirty kilometers south of the turkish border
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in early two thousand and fourteen i still defeated local rebel forces and took control of the city in june two thousand and sixteen a u.s. backed coalition. with the main on syrian kurdish group the white p.j. at its forefront launched an offensive to capture the city two months later they were in control of the city and the surrounding region coalition forces including u.s. and french troops remain stationed on the outskirts of man page but with president trump about withdraw all u.s. troops from syria the y.p. chief is turkey which considers it a terrorist group will invade the city to drive it out i'm going to die reports now from any of the turkey syria border. syrian kurds say they have been forced to cut a deal with a rigged game of president bashar al assad after they were abundant by donald trump hormones the complete withdrawal of u.s. troops from syria a few days ago the kurds appealed to the syrian government for protection following
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threats of a military offensive by thuggish president talk the city of mumbai where many kurds leave kaddish leaders say they would rather try their luck in the decisions with the syrian regime but with all out military offensive from neighboring turkey. the syrian government quickly responded response to the appeal of the people in mom british general command of the army and the armed forces announces the entry of units of the syrian arab army to be and raising the flag of the syrian arab republic the armed forces guarantee the full security of all syrians and others who are present in the region. army commanders say troops arrived in mumbai john friday morning to fly the syrian flag over government buildings for the first time in six years without claims been disputed by people living there the united states military and the texas couple meant it says' assad's forces remain confined to the
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countryside surrounding money shouldn't we know that syria is making psychological effects a psychological eg demand we know there is a situation where they are in flag has been hoisted but there is nothing confirmed serious yet. by city and cuts for help from the sudrajat is being seen as their first major concession since seizing control of lot areas of milf and and is then sitting here and creating an elf so. when the tech is military and alive city and rebel fighters launched a ground offensive to take up to the majority cottage region of free in almost a year ago the cottage y p d militia fulfilled two months before heading to withdraw to the safety of areas where u.s. troops of based this time the city and kurds have nowhere else to go their major elephant and their own today is how iran. will it take advantage of such always that all will or will be at their death
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a man city and democratic forces control thought to pull scent of city and help more than sixty thousand flights and dates combined the cubs appeal for help from assad's forces is seen as another boost for his dissident that is to sion as the a.t.l. war winds down out of leaders have also in recent days to can step through rehabilitation the brutal assad regime both the u.a.e. and bihari an army opening embassies in the mosques shot since the beginning of the civil war and city into it is something welcomed in tunisia direct flights from tunis to damascus to see him for the first time in seven days a taco shell fuss. just. yet it's russia of flubs strongest ally holds the key to what happens from here and also today a high level delegation from turkey will. be the russian officials on the way forward. on now in all the stories we're following at least two people have
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been killed and several more injured after a roadside bomb exploded near a tourist bus as it passed by an area close to biggie's of parents in egypt interior ministry says the two people killed were from vietnam at least ten people were wounded. and a palestinian protesters has been shot dead by israeli forces in gaza it happened as more than five thousand people rallied at friday demonstrations by the border fence between gaza and israel. protesters have been out every week since march demanding palestinians be given the right to return to their ancestral lands which are controlled by israel the palestinian authority says two hundred forty five people have been killed since the protests began. protests over the exclusion of three areas from sunday's election have continued for
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a second day in eastern parts of the democratic republic of congo in the capital one presidential candidate has filed a case of the supremes court seeking to compel the election commission to reverse its decision to delay voting in three areas until next year catherine sawyer reports now from can. demonstrators in eastern d.r. congo are not letting up for the second successive day protesting against a three month postponement of. the temple and all of them opposition strongholds police and soldiers fired tear gas and bullets to disperse them. the electoral commission says one in a quarter million voters from those areas will be voting on sunday because of the a ball outbreak and security problems and the electoral process is or is a sensitive issue in an interview with al-jazeera outgoing president joseph kabila says the election process is going on fairly smoothly under the circumstances this
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is politics such incidents and this is a country with eighty million inhabitants with six hundred political parties with a million views that crash and you're bound to have differently here and the number of issues the electoral commission has also closed one thousand six hundred voting stations of the capital kinshasa is an opposition stronghold with over four million voters and nearly a thousand polling stations most of the city's electronic voting machines were recently destroyed in a warehouse fire in your village one of the main presidential candidates says what's happening is a deliberate attempt by the electoral commission to wreck the election is that. what's happening binion provocation they want us to have a zone for protests with possible violence. we'll be happy about that because the
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allows him to stay on until there is a new president's you want to give him the satisfaction of the lead up to sign this poll has been cast take it was supposed to happen two years ago but was postponed because of a lack of money and every belial in the center of the country critics accused president kabila of the liberated lengthy election to cling onto power and security forces work used of killing dozens during months of protests which are continuing right up to the eve of the election. one opposition candidate has called for a general strike in the copy told many people are poor and using a day's pay could be no food for their families most people here are told that they can't afford that. but they also said that higher than just want to go to the polls on sunday they also want the credit and their left and to get on with their lives in kinshasa many doubt whether the election will be either free or fair or they
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just want to get on with it and protesters in the east of the country complaining of the exclusion from sunday's election see they remain in the streets until the voice he's hired katherine. kinshasa and catherine joins us live from can chancellor now as a catherine as you were explaining in your report that protests are continuing in parts of the country as demonstrators demanding to be able to vote along with the rest of the country what are their plans now if things go ahead without that participation will these demonstrations continue. well it seems very likely a lot of people particularly and in these areas where the election was postponed. they will continue protesting they will continue having the ball until the electoral commission hears them until the electoral commission within that position now we've been hearing well in the last hour or two people in beni one of the areas
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where the election has been killed they have been short reportedly by police one of them was. was among a group that attacked the home of a police commander we are also being told that a group of other protesters attacked a red cross office now the red cross is very instrumental in this in dealing with the crisis in that region they've been helping in barrie all the things like that so the situation in venice still very tense the roads still barricaded but people there think that we will continue to read a lot of anger in go mother capital city not still in the east it's quiet now but we also saw all throughout the morning running battles between police and protesters and politicians political leaders there a thing that if the electoral commission and then within this decision they will
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boycott that election here in kinshasa i've been talking to many people who are thing they are very angry by this decision not just this particular decision by many that the electoral commission but other divisions that organization has made and also how the electoral process has been going on they say they do not have faith that this election is going to be credible at all. so is there any concern from the government about how the international community might react. given that the exclusion of these opposition strongholds from the election on. sunday is likely to the psychologist in the sea of the pope. and the international community is already reacting we've had from the southern african regional body phatic thing that they're very concerned about what is happening we've had a statement from the european union and other organizations as well i did talk to government officials here they say look this is a korean this is
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a sovereign country we are trying to organize the elections on our own it's important to note that the government refused any international help just to call the help of financial help from the un and other countries as well so the thing we want to do this election or no own back off but a lot of people here like i said very angry and just another piece of information there really the presidential candidate. who has gone to court. this evening he went to the constitutional court filed a case. asking the court to compel the electoral commission to read into this decision he says that the court needs to meet our gently tomorrow to hear this case and make a decision say he's also said that these people these voters are going to be different branches if they did not go to the two to the polls with the rest of the
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country talking about one point two million of voters in a country where the winner takes it all on the fast round so everybody counts and it is a concern i mean what is going on like i mentioned a form the international community but a lot of government officials as i said. we are trying the best we can we're going to make sure these election is most and this election is going to be credible but many people i've talked to don't really trust government officials anymore all right well thank you very much for bringing us up today on developments there from cannes chance for in soy. us president has threatened to close the border with mexico. if he doesn't get the funding approval for his proposed border wall donald trump tweeted we will be forced to close the southern border entirely if the obstructionist democrats do not give us the money to finish the wall and also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our country is saddled with or the us homeland security secretary is due to visit the border between the u.s. and mexico very shortly after two children died in custody this month an autopsy
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has shown that eight year old philippe gomez who died on monday had been suffering from flu christening department has faced heavy criticism following the deaths of philippe and also a seven year old jacqueline makan is on those life or is now in el paso on the us mexico border what more do we know about nelson's upcoming visit. well not much because she's her officials are vices aren't saying much about it she's not bringing journalists with her on this trip and not really publicizing it that openly primarily because her organization or her government agency is really dealing with a crisis right now after these two guatemalan children an eight year old in a seven year old died well in u.s. government custody these are two children that were with their parents cross trying to cross after crossing into the united states so really it just shows her visit
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here is really on the front lines here in el paso on the front lines of what's becoming increasingly contentious and and personally crisis that we're seeing in u.s. government migration policy for people trying to come into this country and apply for asylum. and we know that. president trump is been lashing out he is very angry about not being granted funding face proposed border wall and now he's threatening to shut the southern border is that likely to happen. well listen he's the president he could certainly do that but there's all sorts of ramifications to that i mean the u.s. border with mexico is three thousand one hundred kilometers long part of it has a wall a lot of it doesn't have a hole there and so just simply shutting that would be a monumental undertaking that rarely rarely has that ever done occasionally the
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u.s. government will shut one or two border crossings very temporarily if there's some sort of security breach or something but that's very very rare for that to happen never really heard of the entire border being shut down it would affect all sorts of people just the border with san diego california with t. want to mexico that sees over ninety thousand commuters every day passing from tijuana in demesne into the united states back and forth just at that one border crossing hundreds of millions of dollars in commerce spoke between the u.s. and mexico back and forth between the border crossings every day as well so there would be all sorts of ramifications if it was to be shut down for not only people trying to survive going back and forth but also commerce as well you got to think that that's a last resort but to listen this president has certainly shown that he makes a lot of what it on the surface could seem like. sort of crazy ideas
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on the surface but certainly he's shown that he's willing to go forward with some of those but this is all as you mentioned because he wants funding for five billion dollars to finish part of the u.s. border wall that the democrats say they're just simply not going to agree to right thanks very much from texas gabriel as. descriptive news now about rescue ship that has docked in spain after being turned away by e.u. countries including multiple and. the open arms charity vessel rescued more than three hundred migrants and refugees off the coast of libya just a week ago the fast time since august that spain has allowed a rescue ship to dock. and with al jazeera live from london still ahead for you on the program. thousands keep up their calls for sudan's president to step down on the tenth day of anti-government protests and a fire that time new york's night sky
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a brilliant shade of. hollywood got somalia where the pushing into northwestern parts of europe bring in a fair bit of cloud having said that because it's coming in from the atlantic we will see those temperatures nudging up quite nicely over the next couple of days further east while it's there but it's really cold and i will that around minus seven celsius for moscow subzero in stockholm as well cloud and right there that will make its way into norway into sweden to look at london twelve degrees celsius here with that mild tucking it is it bumps into the colder air we are going to see some pissant pieces of snow to that western side of russia some rain there pushing down into a potent snow once again over the alps for the south we're looking at temps getting
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up to around twelve or thirty degrees for a athens and for rome northern parts of africa generally try from the cool side of a northerly push on those winds are really getting up into the mid teens by a large eighteen celsius maybe at ninety degrees for cairo represents something with improvements in those temperatures meanwhile the dry weather extended out across a good parts of northern africa come into west africa dry thirty one celsius the foreleg us the showers continue across equatorial bow some larger ones here all the way up the rift valley. the lights are on. and there's nowhere to hide do you think we're going to see some kind of scene change in the u.s. relationship with saudi arabia i haven't said it's a right wing conspiracy or anybody's conspiracy affronts own al jazeera. a controversial politician elected to the highest office in latin america's biggest
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country. brazil is about to inaugurate its new president. join us live from the capital brasilia on inauguration day. just a quick recap of the top stories now u.s. forces on the ground in syria disputed the syrian army's claim to have entered the northern city of man beach off to kurdish fighters requested protection the y.p. g. militia says it fears an attack from turkey. a roadside bomb has killed at least two vietnamese terrorists on a bus in the egyptian capital cairo it happened less than four kilometers from the
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pyramids at least ten others were injured and two people have died in protests in the eastern democratic republic of congo demonstrators in three opposition strongholds are demanding the right to vote in the sunday's election they've been excluded over the recent in both that helped break. will in all the stories of following the un has warned against the use of excessive force against anti-government demonstrations in sudan this after police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowds including worshipers chanting as they left a mosque people gathered in the capital hard to me as well as at our in the north and white madani in the south to protest over spiraling living costs and corruption the government says nineteen people have been killed during protests over the last week nine opposition leaders and activists have been detained but president omar al bashir remains defiant after initially promising reforms eased by what he calls traitors and foreign interference for the rest it morgan brings us the latest now from khartoum. it's another day of anti-government protests and that indicates that
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people are not willing to listen to the government which is the government have been saying that they're going to try to interviews new comic reforms and they're going to try to improve the situation and they said that they want people to be a little bit more tolerant a little bit more patient but today's protests in several cities in khartoum and several other parts of the country is showing that people don't want to listen to the government and the people are keen to continue to protest and demand the president step down after twenty nine years of rule now the government have also been accused of using brutal force by the u.n. and other foreign governments they've been responding with live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protesters who've been marching every single day for the past nine days and it's and it's only protesting that people have been. carrying out to try to voice their demands or the president step down some of them have also been on strike they've been doctors and guitarist who announced that they're going to go on strike until the government step down and we've also seen some journalists as well and solidarity of journalists who were harassed and arrested during while covering the protests they said that they're also going to go in
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a national strike against the government until the government steps down so this is becoming more and more of a national movement now when the protest started it was more of a people sport has ended and the people who are protesting described it as a revolution but over the past few days we've seen opposition figures voicing their support and lending their support to the movements of protests around the country they're saying that the people who are protesting have legitimate reasons to protest they have legitimate reasons to voice their concerns and demand that the government leave and try to bring in a new interim government to power entail elections are held but then the government has been responding by basically arresting of opposition figures nine opposition figures were arrested last night to basically scare of protesters after they've demanded their support to protesters for today's protests so the government has arrested several opposite opposition figures but that has not stopped people from protesting today and there are concerns that these protests will continue and that the police and and the military who have been deployed around the country will also use live ammunition to try to disperse the protesters and that would put their
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lives at risk. a magnitude five point eight earthquake has hit the east an indonesian province of west a week after a tsunami killed more than four hundred people further west in the island country but he supports shelling an exclusion zone around an active volcano because the fear is another major eruption of cracka tell that could cause a second tsunami on the bride has more from content province. with the increase in the alert level a ministerial visit to the tsunami affected area coming to one of the observation posts set up to see exactly what cracker tao is up to some fifty kilometers off shore they have been talking to geologists and volcanologists here who have used an opportunity a break in the weather early friday to get a visual fix on a crack at how what they have been seeing is a shift of further rock and lava down the sides of the volcano disappearing into
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the sea and clouds of steam this is of concern because of course it was a shift of the side of the volcano that caused the tsunami last saturday the volcanologists have also been reporting plumes of gas and two hundred to six hundred meters in the air but there have been even bigger plumes in the previous few days. and that was. before the affected area was only around the world but since yesterday ash has been falling on the land with their options up to twenty five hundred meters high. when the tsunami happened many people simply sought refuge in their local mosque especially those that are uphill and away from the coast and the number are still providing a shelter this friday nearly a week on from the tsunami all of the mosques along this part of the coastline of java are busier than usual and. i want to pray for the people who passed away and for those still living i want to pray for everyone this isn't like i'm praying we
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don't have another tsunami. so everyone go back to making a living because we all make a living from the coastal area most people here believe in the science and heed the warnings of the experts but when it comes to the possibility of a future more devastating tsunami people of faith will also believe that their destiny lies in the hands of a greater entity. diesel powered vehicles could soon be banned it's on the germany's biggest cities the government is under pressure from environmental campaigners and the e.u. which is threatening to fine it for breaching air pollution levels again bob reports now from berlin because of flu michael runs a small plumbing company in the limb that relies on quick deliveries to customers his employees use small diesel vans to get around he says he'd like to use green of vehicles but right now that's not feasible. it is all and. for a small firm like ours we can't afford to keep replacing our vehicles we bought our
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fleet of six vans years ago trusting in diesel and we're stuck with them. this street in central berlin is one of the city's busiest and not surprisingly emissions levels around here are above the legal limits now they've already brought in a thirty kilometer on our street limit to try to do something about the problem but still very soon diesel vehicles to clearly define this area. the so-called diesel gate scandal focused attention on just how polluting diesel vehicles can be after german manufacturers including faults fagen and dime are admitted cheating emissions tests the government's promise to make the automakers pay for retrofitting in other words installing hardware to reduce emissions since february german cities have also had the right to hold a diesel vehicles to reduce air pollution should cause bring in a total body january and at least fifteen heavily polluted cities across germany could soon have similar restrictions but the german government says in other places
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it needn't come to that the european union's accepted limits of nitrogen dioxide or n o two emissions is forty micrograms per cubic meter but under the proposed changes places where the level exceeds that but doesn't go above fifty micrograms would be exempt from diesel bans what also cities do is they modernize the busses and transport system at the moment quite intensively you can improve but going by bike you can also say we have an area in our town where we will no have very little have no traffic at all that's not nearly enough for campaigners who are currently suing dozens of municipalities over their failure to act they say the government's plan based on localised exemptions will leave drivers confused and do nothing to improve their quality they have now more than thirty thousand premature deaths in germany alone and alone due to the high and that's the concentration. we have several hundred new cases of ask diseases and other diseases each year so it's
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high time. for small businesses like because there might be exemptions or what type of vehicles abound. but with the changing the law will do anything to make city centers healthier it's far from clear that al-jazeera. an explosion and fire and the night sky over new york an eerie blue on thursday prompting a flurry of speculation on social media about alien activity the transformer explosion is a power plant and the bar of queens sparks a brief electrical firing caused a power outage all the online jokes even prompted to new york police department to tweet that there was quote no evidence of extraterrestrial activity. history quidco recaps on the top stories that we're covering a roadside bomb has killed at least three people on a tourist bus in the egyptian capital cairo it happened less than four kilometers
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from the keys of pyramids interior ministry says that two of the victims were from vietnam at least ten others were injured. u.s. forces on the ground in syria say they have no evidence of the syrian army has entered the northern city of man beach a kurdish group the y.p. g. which currently holds the city says it fears an attack by turkey following the planned u.s. withdrawal from the country but turkey's president says the situation remains unclear. we know that syria is making psychological effects a psychological edge to member we know there is a situation with their own flake has been hoisted but there is nothing confirmed serious yet i spoke with my friends with intelligence sutra about an hour ago and there is nothing certain in this point. now a general strike is taking place in opposition strongholds that are being excluded
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from sunday's elections in the democratic republic of congo workers have walked out in the northeastern city of benny and police have used tear gas and protests on protesters in the city of goma or police have been using tear gas to disperse protesters in sudan demonstrations there against starting living costs and corruption have taken place in the capital khartoum as well as in at r. and wide mcdonagh nine opposition leaders and activists have been detained according to the government nineteen people have been killed so far. on all trump is threatening to close the border with mexico if he doesn't get congressional funding approval for his proposed audibles accusing democrats of obstructing his dumond's meanwhile his homeland security secretary is due to visit the border in the coming hours after two children died in custody this month and a migrant rescue ship has docked in spain after being turned away by all the e.u. countries including malta and italy the open arms charity vessel rescued more than three hundred migrants and refugees off the coast of libya
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a week ago that's it for now more news coming out for you later on in about twenty five minutes time up front is next. some say the harsh tag me to campaign is too white and too privileged so how is a movement to call out a sexual assault being received outside of the west and out front special.
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in two thousand and six the slogan me two started as a movement by us activists to write a book as a way to show solidarity with the victims of sexual assault but that slogan went viral overnight in the wake of hollywood's harvey weinstein scandal last october which prompted women around the world to break a lot of the silence around sexual assault and harassment and begin sharing their stories with more than twelve million posts on facebook in just twenty four hours since then the hash tag has been shared at least eighty five countries around the world so why does this particular campaign prove to be so powerful and how is it being received outside of the west joining me to discuss this are mona eltahawy a journalist based between cairo in new york and author of headscarves and hymens why the middle east needs a sexual revolution run gena kumari women's rights activist and director of the center for social research in new delhi. or a gun and writer and director of communications for the ngo the association for women's rights in development thank you all for joining me on this special edition
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of outfront i want to start by asking you all how has the hashtag me to movement been received outside of the u.s. outside of the west run today you're a long time champion of women's rights in india what's the response to me to be like over there. little red and the whole campaign started on social media with hash tag mean to the million women also mark onto the whole you know the kind of speaking out as talking about themselves and their own twenty five thousand women joined that campaign in india and also a lot of them really wanted to speak about their own experiences but when we restart the kind of expression they did not really come out with are going to kind of person that is not really got ready to happen to them but there's definitely said that they're also fails to explain how dismayed at workplace they've also been victim of the kind of relationship at work place with their bosses with the
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professors and also the whole media became very very active police bootcamp in what really was very critical wasn't born you can see the destruction the heart of every woman that they could find a space on social media and could see that this is what happened to me to not originally the african union ambassador to the u.s. said during a discussion about how to take me to the quote in africa the conversation is not even begun we are nowhere near where we need to be what's your reaction to that. i very much agree with ambassador in my country their conversation has been extremely me to the bar me too and the sense that people have not been publicly name in those who have violated them those who have assaulted them people have actually been speaking about the need for us to have this conversation but no one is really speaking up that's because the consequences for women who name people who violate them is really still to hash in about a few years ago in twenty fifteen
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a prominent. public personality quickly changed our choir was allegedly accused of raping a young woman there were people who were witnesses to the fact that she had been abused by this man she went to hospital the doctors verified that she'd been sexually assaulted this dates of damage to pick case that's this woman was vilified in the press so much she eventually we drew the case. and this is an example of what happens when women speak up and when we've happened at this can just other women from speaking up because they can see that there's no justice for the victim and even aware. of the victim isn't just repute moner when you're listening to none and speak about gardner and some of the other african countries does that resonate with what you're hearing and what you've experienced in the middle east living in cairo travelling through the region or has be to be embraced in the arab
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world. has taught me to has been embracing our world under it arabic equivalent which is and i come in and i've seen several activists share their own experiences and say that this happens to every woman i know this has happened to me personally but i think the importance of hashtag me to. is not just about women speaking out and not been able to speak out and as the community blame the woman or not i think what this particular moment in history has done is it has allowed women around the world to see each other as all being victims of patriarchy that this is an institutionalized form of discrimination that regardless of where you're from will affect every woman and will affect members of the q. community we also affect men we've seen gay men who've spoken out about this so i think that as hard as it is to speak out in certain communities it's important to recognise that this doesn't just affect white actors in hollywood and it's not just white men who are supporting them we need to move the conversation outside of of
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this very very specific white us lens and make it a global one critics say that the voices of women around the world and rajan i want to ask you this question first critics are the voices of women around the world who work in factories are victims of sex trafficking minority women women in rural areas living in poverty are missing from this campaign from this movement is it fair to say that white western women especially white affluent women are still dominating this campaign and if so what do you do about that. as you know very few women are in the. social media space in and yet only about twenty seven percent of women who really are the internet users these are the the men also recruit among these twenty seven percent who have mostly working in people who are in the organized sector or people who are really in some very or the other have been capacity recruiting is there was a skill but majority of the women who are from the informal sector of the grounds
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are many tribal women should all cause women as you said classes victims prostitutes and trusted to bring in engage in prostitution are forced into prostitution all those women have not found that space the majority of the women say about almost like ninety percent even were not a department a con artist a good economy who are not organized who do not have access to internet is not are they're the ones who use fear is this kind of harassment but then orderly use this they are not able to see things in form that are they're not able to even walk through these religiously committees that we have formed with these are all internal complaints committee so certainly there is a kind of divide that you can feel you see not a do you worry about how quote unquote white me too is a result of unfair. i mean what i would like to see more of more of a focus on movements of particularly like the most oppressed groups who have actually been workin and violence against women for
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a long time some of the work that some of my previous administrations have done such as the african women's development fund which is their macon fund which funds particularly small and medium sized women's rights organizations across the continent you know there are numerous small community based groups that have been working to end violence against women and what i tend to see that they focus on me too is focused on yes you know more privileged white woman in hollywood more privileged white women in north america without really acknowledge and the kind of community led efforts that have been going on. and violence in a german why do you think it is that me too has been so successful or high profile in a way that other previous campaigns against gender based violence haven't been is it because of the hollywood celebrity angle or is it something else. i think absolutely it's because of the hollywood celebrity angle and because it has the media attention and for me that's not a bad thing that's
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a good then but let's also use this opportunity to focus on community based organizations that have been working for decades to end violence against well and once and for all about why me too has been so successful i think it is a particular moment where we're seeing white women in hollywood confront white men who have hurt them and i think that that gives it a much more global platform than say all the individual work that we've heard about but i also think it's really important to take it out of this idea that it's only these rich and white powerful men who do that because what i worry about is that ordinary men will just kind of sit back and say you know well you know what i'm not rich i'm not powerful i'm not one of those guys and i think this is a really in valuable moment where we have an opportunity as a global community not just in our individual community spaces to say look this is about patriarchy this is about how it's institutionalised this is about and this is about discrimination against women so how does that affect every woman and how is
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every men complicit in this because i hear from a lot of men they say well i don't do any of that so this has nothing to do with me but unless you're doing something to stop that from happening your complicit and you're benefiting from that system of patriarchy so i think this has to be a daily occurrence we talk about this with our friends with our siblings and also politically because i think that as fantastic as this hollywood moment has been we're also missing is that the president of the united states has been accused of sexual assault himself and we're not talking about that at least twenty women have accused donald trump of sexually assaulting them and if you if you just stop and think about that the president of the most powerful country in the world and we almost have a senator in the united states roy moore i mean we always had a really right we once had a candidate become a senator in the u.s. has been accused of pedophilia and this is a chance for us now i speak now again. that egyptian muslim woman who cover things issues from my people they say look we have to confront these issues in every
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community. in every community pick up on that you've written that muslim women are stuck between a rock and a hard place on the one hand you have islamophobia in europe in the united states who whenever a muslim man is accused of any kind of sex from jump on this and say it's the religion is to blame islam is to blame use it to bash the religion on the other hand you have some in muslim communities who don't want to call out mr jonas because they fear that it will give islam a bad rap and they're giving ammunition to people who already hate them they don't want the community to look bad so how do women in communities like that deal with this dilemma if you can call about the answer to that is exactly what will take us out of me to hashtag me to being a white hollywood social media moment the answer to that would be that each community has to recognize that the less we can talk about sex the less we can talk about these taboos and the less we confront these taboos the most vulnerable people in our communities will be affected and the most vulnerable people are always women children and the l g b t q so it has to fall on the shoulders of those of us with privilege and to take that even further just also to defang the racism islamophobia
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when i talk about the middle east another one of my communities i have to talk about domestic workers i have to talk about migrant laborers because in the gulf you're talking about women who come from different very very disadvantaged countries in communities who are often sexual assaulted by their employers they have no recourse to justice as a racist and a class that lisa we have to make hash tag need to recognize race gender class able ism and actual orientation run general motors talks about the you know the being stuck between a rock and a hard place women of quote unquote elsewhere too it's not just about religion is it for example when women fight for their rights in places like india or pakistan or parts of africa some say oh you're attacking our traditional culture values you're supporting western cultural imperialism you often do hear that kind of backlash argument. well it's always there it's been always there when ever you are talked about will fry it somewhere you know. everybody who's not agreeing with you
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or all these kurdish militia forces fundamentalist forces which are really around us always blame us for the not even picking up from this is not what in the end is not what our culture is all about and that the silence that has been imposed on women is also because it feel that if they will speak out they will be targeted they will be seen as the people who are responsible for what is happening to victim blaming all the time so so even to muster the courage to speak there already is you know in some sense punished for speaking out now you know we are all working very hard to change of are certainly the whole thing about you know you are a paying the rest you are trying to create the kind of in my mind than our country where women are now becoming very free they just don't want to follow any tradition and you are responsible so we are certainly being very important but let me tell you one thing in india the situation is very very different now because we are far
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from right to enter the temple we are together as women's organization and supporting each other so that there is something that is helping us to counter to flight bag with all the fundamentalist force forces you want to come in earlier. yes i did because i think you know women have have been actually speak an app for ages about the need to end violence and i think as of this moment. i don't want people i don't know moment to feel like they have to put themselves out there we have to name the people who have perpetrated violence especially when the repercussions as though syria i think the focus needs to be and how do we change the societal context of the culture which leads to this harassment which leads to this continuous violence that women face how do we change this rape culture which is really the problem and it's so endemic everywhere so i would love for us to have a bit of a conversation around that give us one of your suggestions and tell us something
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positive of what can be done because this is a very depressing cover they should give us tell us what community. i mean i feel like a couple of things that need to be done you know the conversation as well but i really feel like we need men to step up we need men to be speaking to each other i mean we need men to be holding themselves responsible you know i feel like too much of the onus is on women and balance we really need men to step up and take responsibility for their own role in this situation and i want to see some of that happen and some of that change interesting that never talks about them and stepping up which is obviously important parts crucial but the backlash against me too in the west and there has been a backlash hasn't just come from men it's even come from some women to french actress catherine deneuve along with nearly a hundred other french women wrote a letter defending men's quote freedom to pastor what's your response to let alone
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in this climate it was outrageous maybe i couldn't believe it and it was an important moment to remind everyone it was a moment to remind everyone of just how powerful internalized misfortune is these are women who have internalized patriarchy and the power of patriarchy and these are women who are white and privileged and very affluent and very telling to me that they are white privileged affluent women who are basically saying the men who have the right to pester are white and affluent because while catherine deneuve are we saying this we're talking about the rise of a horrendous fascist right wing across europe that wants to prevent migration especially on the basis of this so-called right or freedom to pester because the queues the hordes of men and these black holes of men are basically going to europe to rape white women so it was an outrageous letter to publish not only was it basically a policy they were apologists for this kind of violence that we're fighting against
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but they were also just talking about the men they are not talking about these are not working class women these are not poor women these are not women of different abilities in. these are not out to be secure women and they are not talking about men who live in the inner cities in france who live in various communities in europe who are vilified with this whole remodeling miss you haven't but it's also important to recognize that in europe brown and black men are accused of increasing rates of rape because they want to rape white women so i think this letter was very dangerous and i think that the this kind of position is exactly why hash tag need to have to move out from these affluent white hollywood actresses roger you waited to come in one hour i want to support you that you know this is what the privilege of anyone talking about in our own country is that you know all of this never happened to me i've never faced any kind of discrimination what is easiest of is talking about these feminists are really trying to remove the relationship in family gathering the family i think need to campaign is extremely important in one
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sense that it has at least given the kind of why you so speed is that it's not just happening to us melissa as event traveling by buses and walking in small places where people are trying to exploit and trying to have as work also is happening at the at the highest level at the discrimination in terms of age parity discrimination in terms of you know sexual haddest meant all kinds of you know legal privileges really own title and that's what is the problem that men are when we're in these positions of power and consider that as their entitlement so that has in question and challenge and that also comes down to the level of a village woman who's working in somebody farms of the field are going to come down to a labor woman who's trying to work in the construction industry a building that old and getting exploited by the contractor so i think this is just one thing which are at the scene as a strength of this campaign manager with the i very much want to agree with angela because i think what this moment also calls for the interest supports the women's
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movements a woman's rights of the legislations have been calling for you know woman know themselves the solutions to the child. it is the phase and they are very often able to work on the solutions but women's rights organizations and women's rights movements. are so underfunded this is part of the work that my organization has been leading. in some research that we did the fabric is tainted home should the most women's rights organizations exist on twenty thousand u.s. dollars or less a year these are the movements and these are going to is asians that are actually working to end violence in small communities from village levels to communities to the regional level and this is really where we need to place the efforts this is really where the change needs to happen and now you've written about the difficulty in defining issues like sexual consent getting agreement on those issues when things are sometimes not clear how does a movement like hash tag me to empower women in particular but to feel more
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comfortable about setting boundaries about being clear about consent about saying no how can it teach men to respect women's choices and women's communications on this issue because it's now broadened out beyond workplace harassment and sexual assault. absolutely and actually i think right now is also the moment where men really need to take time to learn what consent really means and to know that consent should always be enthusiastic consent should be given them all to pull ways confer consent should be affair several times you know i feel like the way men have been socialized traditionally have especially in my context especially in ghana you know we often speak of men chafes and woman rights like women have to be pursued and men are with their women are being core or they need to be persuaded no i don't
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think that should be the case and men need to recognize that women have agency women can speak up and say when they want to take part in a sexual activity or when they do not want to take part in the sexual activity and men and women you know pakis should always get consent very badly and none very badly from their packing and you have to confirm that several times in the united states in the wake of the recent controversial allegations around the us act as these i'm sorry and quote unquote sexual misconduct is a phrase used among many others there's been much debate about what belongs in the me to debate you know where does the spectrum of rape assault harassment misconduct begin and end to my question to you is how does a movement like me to move forward when there are already these accusations oh it's going too far and certain things don't belong it right whenever we have this historic moment where we're going through incredible change and where you're hearing voices that you haven't heard before there will always be people who are pulling this back and saying you've gone too far stop stop and we have to ignore
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those voices because they say that because this is an uncomfortable moment and discomfort is important for social change revolution is uncomfortable and i consider this a revolutionary moment one of many not the only obvious thing and i think that that this spectrum is exactly the best way to describe it this isn't. asked about your boss exposing himself to you or your boss demanding that you have sex with him or her so that you could continue to to work this is also about very intimate conversations and relationships and i think in order for that for that spectrum to be fully explored and deconstructed we have to be able to talk about sex comfortably and i think that here in united states too we don't talk about sex comfortably definitely in egypt where i come from and in the middle east and north africa they are very conservative societies and as a muslim i know how difficult it is for muslims to speak about sex inside and outside of marriage and the same and i think what made me toos done is it's created this leveling off moment where people even in the united states where they thought
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they had had a sexual revolution where they thought they were sexually liberated they are now confronted with the reality that they are not that this so-called sexual revolution of the one nine hundred sixty s. has not dismantled patriarchy and women are still being pursued as nana said and meant still think that they will score so i think what we need to do is we need to have a very very honest conversation about sex my question is how long do you have to make to get those conversations off the ground how long as me to have you call a revolutionary moment but a lot of revolutions other peter out or there's a counter revolution the counter revolution has begun you're seeing with the catherine deneuve than the christian summers and so many other people the counter-revolution is definitely here but how long do we have we have forever we're dismantling a system called patriarchy that has existed forever i think when nona talks about men and how they have to step up i think men must understand that this is patriarchy hurts them to patriarchy places the burden of what we now call toxic
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masculinity on men surely there are men around and i believe they exist because i know them who don't want to score who don't want to pursue women who want to have sex whether it's inside marriage whether it's outside of marriage whether it's with another man or another woman in a way that both partners or all partners involved are enjoying it and no one takes the next day as grace tech citizens and sorry to tell them that she felt violated and very exposed to let me ask you that question about the revolutionary moment moments of the revolution or do you believe this is a revolution a moment if so how long does the house. i think it's a particular moment but i actually think the revolution has been going on for a long time when speaking about sexual violence it's not new one men have been pressing for laws against sexual violence for laws against domestic violence for laws against marital rape in many countries around the world for a long time so it's just that me too as a campaign to have hits the global limelight at this particular moment in time but it's part of ongoing work to dismantle the system to oppress this woman and it's
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work that it's going on and will need to continue to go on and needs to be funded and needs to be supported donna run mono we'll have to leave it there thank you very much for having this is kushan i know we need many more discussions like this appreciate you taking time out that's our show up front we'll be back next week. the marshall islands holds a toxic legacy from years of u.s. military nuclear testing. as the sea levels rise when east investigates the threat
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al-jazeera. where every. hello i'm in london just a quick roundup of the top stories for you a roadside bomb has killed at least three people on a tourist bus in the egyptian capital cairo it happened less than four kilometers from the giza pyramids the interior ministry says two of the victims were from vietnam the other was an egyptian tour guide at least ten others were injured
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egypt's tourism industry has been trying to recover from attacks and political instability in recent years u.s. forces on the ground in syria say they have no evidence that the syrian army has entered the northern city of man beach the kurdish group the white p.g. which currently holds the city says it fears an attack by turkey following the planned u.s. withdrawal from the country but turkey's president says the situation remains unclear. we know that syria is making psychological effects a psychological edge did members we know there is a situation with the un flake has been hoisted but there is nothing confirmed serious yet i spoke with my friends with intelligence sutra about an hour ago and there is nothing certain in this moment. israeli forces have shot dead a palestinian protester in gaza this happened during a demonstration of around five thousand people near the fence with israel demanding the right to return to their ancestral lands the palestinian authority says two
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hundred forty five people have been killed since the protests began at least two people have died in protests in the eastern democratic republic of congo demonstrators in three opposition strongholds are demanding the right to vote in this sunday's election they've been excluded over the recent in both the outbreak a general strike has been called in the city of beni and police have used tear gas on protesters in goma catherine soy sent us this update from can. a lot of people particularly in the areas where the election was postponed. they will continue protesting they will continue having the ball until the electoral commission hears them until the electoral commission within that division now we've been hearing well in the last hour or so two people in beni one of the areas where the election officials have been killed they have been short courted by police one of them was. was among a group that attacked the home of
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a police commander we are also being told that a group of other protest the attack a red cross office now the red cross is very instrumental in this in dealing with the crisis in that region they've been helping in burial then things like that so the situation in venice still very tense the roads are still barricaded but people there think that we will continue to read a lot of anger in go mother capital city openoffice still in the east it's quiet now but we also saw all throughout the morning running battles between police and protesters and. police stations some political leaders there as saying that if the electoral commission and then within this decision they will boycott that election here in kinshasa i've been talking to many people who are thing they are very angry by this decision not just with a particular decision by any that the electoral commission but other divisions
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within the organization has made and also how the electoral process has been going on they say they do not have faith that this election is going to be credible that all. police have used tear gas to disperse protesters in sudan demonstrations that are against spiraling living costs and corruption have taken place in the capital control khartoum as well as in at bar and white madani nine opposition leaders and activists have been detained according to the government nineteen people have been killed so strong. president all trump is threatening to close the border with mexico if he doesn't get congressional funding approval for his proposed border wall accusing democrats of obstructing his demands meanwhile his homeland security secretary is due to visit the border in the coming hours after two children died in custody this month. and a migrant rescue ship has docked in spain off to being turned away by the e.u. countries including multan and italy the open arms charity vessel rescued more than
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three hundred migrants and refugees off the coast of libya a week. that's all the news for now shadow wells is next. when we stumbled on the saudi arms deal the outcome of the deal we really started to stumble on a central feature of british politics over the last thirty years is sure harness french pound has been at the heart of many of the great world events of the past thirty years i was always peace to see him when i was prime minister. she considers saudi arabia is a strong friend and would be willing to support taking them with whatever the kingdom needs and of discussion from there on everything else was taken if. he
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explained to mrs thatcher that this was a deal with saudi arabia and therefore things were done differently. they wanted forty three billion dollars worth of weaponry that was six billion pounds in commission. the false majority of most people understand bribes. when an executive goes to bribe a foreign official he says to himself look i've taken a lot of risk to take this five million dollars that i'm paying to the prime minister of x. y. z. he makes an arrangement with prime minister of x.y.z. . i'll hand over the five million but you take half of that five million and you send it to the following bank account which will and again nothing is money i don't mind paying bribes the politicians spoke of the deal the thing about politicians is that it looked very much like prostitutes but only more expensive. from the
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one nine hundred fifty s. all the way through the one nine hundred seventy s. the cia and the u.s. military were engaged in covert. actions throughout central man america throughout africa really throughout the world where they were assassinating populist leaders they were backing up right wing military juntas funding and arming death squads like the contras in nicaragua or battalion three sixteen and under us and there were these spate of assassinations across the globe. individuals operating in the shadows they never having their names called are able to leverage the power of the military and the foreign policy apparatus for their own personal pick uni ery in.
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our war on terror. begins with al qaida. but it does not in. this very very is one on terror is irrational it's like saying. a war on all war on violence a war that it's nonsense you stepping into this possibility of confidential war. our your little kid reassuring us and we kept believing him because you don't want to think your prime minister is deceiving you and the route to a war one is nothing more serious. when really serious fraud office launched its investigation into all the crimes that we were covering it turned out that many of these arms deals have been forced through by tony blair personally he said thirty k. saddam salesman when ever there was
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a dispute ever in government he always found the arms that. the serious fraud office got to the brink of uncovering the secret swiss bank accounts by which be a was from owning money to the saudi royal family the swiss said we're going to notify the bank account holders randolph flew to london blair swung into action. he ordered the serious fraud office to close down their investigation. prince bandar said if the investigation continued they would withdraw a national security cooperation which would lead in the words of prince bandar to blood on the streets of london. the story we've been banging away out for more than five years they really work up to it because everybody could see was a huge cover up scandal the spectacle of a british prime minister closing bell of a criminal investigation. were you aware that your government was approving
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payments to a friend of president bush's as part of british aerospace is back system is that why you suspended a fraud inquiry. because when tony blair started talking about national security interests that supposed to be a card that trumps all of those i don't believe the investigation is that it would have led anywhere except to the complete wreckage of a vital strategic relationship for our country in terms of fighting terrorism in terms of the middle east in terms of british interests there. so these things absolutely stunning it seems to be a very expensive way of organizing payment when was the military equipment and now the money. blair came to south africa specifically to lobby the be the british weapons manufacturers one the biggest contract on our arms deal.
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and the option that they presented was two and a half times more expensive than the plane that the south african air force chile wanted. a the systems real performance real advantage. as monday was about to step down from public life his successor tabel and betty made the decision to spend around ten billion dollars for quite scarce public resources. un's weaponry that we didn't need. rather than provide lifesaving medication for the almost six million south africans who were then living with hiv aids. the primary reason for those deals was that around three hundred million dollars in bribes were paid to senior politicians. and
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sadly to the african national congress the a.n.c. my own party. i was called in by a senior member of the n c's national executive council he said to me look angry this is a battle you cannot win because this money the bribes we used to fund our nine hundred ninety nine election. and almost immediately i'm asked to make a statement to the press that says there's nothing to investigate. so it's all over . and i looked at him and i said no it's not. i won't be able to live with myself. if i stop this investigation but at the same time i'm also realizing that this is the end of my political career. the heads of government of the sales people in chief of their countries large arms
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contractors. and this is the template used by large defense contractors around the world. companies might be another me sort of effect to be part of a government but they're effectively above the law corruption is not merely a dirty little detail on top of the arms trade it's actually in a lot of cases what drives the international arms trade many of these deals would not happen if they did not provide opportunities for personal enrichment i would be offended if i thought. we had the monopoly on corruption. to pay more for the. three months we made a run to run for twenty years it was they paid six million dollars every year to mine off. as i was being dragged out right at the last second i'm going to still
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fail remind everyone that this guy is a war criminal can i just say actually called the record what he said about iraq and j.p. morgan is completely and totally untrue i've never had a discussion with them now i'm not suggesting that it was a phone call between people who've been in blair that is actually what happened was j.p. morgan and the consortium of other banks didn't fact prop up the whole iraqi economy to the tune of about two and a half billion not twenty billion other bit nervous that day then six months after he left office blair sammy signed by j.p. morgan for five million dollars every year i was just trying to enlighten the public that there was corruption involved and not just bad decision making i'd like to find out how this. is to access the coolant there must be a back door in because they don't want to tear time and there was a court room directly underneath the court room the player was in and it was left on not so i went through that run up two floors by the fire escape and then to the door of the court itself by this time my heart was pounding like
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a really going mad and i actually lost my courage for the moment i went and sat down in and in a bathroom i found a gent's toilet there i did that she rang my mother and said listen i'm here in washington do you think i should still go when my mom said you're gone you won't get another chance and i thought that's it i mean the mouthing off. of a stain. that i hope has two beautiful daughters anger and courage anger at the way things are and courage to see that they don't remain the way they are. or you can serve two sets of principles privilege and power justice and truth the more you make compromises with those who serve privilege and power point diminish the capacity for justice and trust. and. i think that
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i'm going to read you the sourcing of the l.a. times report paragraph one of us authorities say column one still u.s. officials say said one u.s. justice department counterterrorism official column two officials said u.s. authorities say u.s. official said those officials said the officials confirmed american officials complained they said that u.s. officials. u.s. officials stressed column three u.s. authorities said jordanian officials said to flight. no laughter please we haven't finished yet several u.s. officials said column four u.s. officials said several american officials said officials say say u.s. officials but u.s. officials said one u.s. counterterrorism official said i'm not joking there it is that is the journalism you're getting fed i sometimes think the l a times the new york times because american officials say. i denounce the cultivator
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a publicly. near times issued me a form. written reprimand which is what you get before you're fired under union rules to stop speaking out against the war i've been the middle east bureau chief and i've been in iraq in seven years the middle east. how can you come out of gaza not being agree. what's been done to those people how can you come out of the sudan solider on and on dozens of other places i've been and not be angry. i've seen the bodies of a lot of children which i can't forget. you know especially having done it for twenty years and you know.
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dostoevsky seven was the inability to love and that's what kills people. i fully get why people blow their brains out it's really you. and i don't use love as a kind of all mark small c n l we all gotta love each other. i'm saying that the only way you're healed from those experiences is by re-establishing a connection with that kind of power with another human being and if you can't do that you don't survive and i have friends couldn't do it they're not here. it's you know the power of love to transcend time.
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that looks like a ga you'd be to alpha three eight that we used to have on our loaches a mini gun that fired four thousand rounds per minute one of the manifestations of the national security state especially in the in the sort of apples yea it's arrived at today is that it destroys the policy it destroys the will to diplomacy and it destroys the skill for diplomacy. if you're a small state like we were for one hundred fifty years in an essence these of these spain france england than even russia you've got to be exquisitely good at diplomacy you've got to be able to talk yourself out of lots of things and make deals and compromises and so forth but if you're the world's head human you don't
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deal with anybody you smack you use your military and you smack him. on may third of two thousand and three the ambassador of switzerland to turn around delivers a letter from iran to the united states. in that letter the iranians essentially offer negotiations to open up the nuclear program for full transparency. the proposal came in i happened to see it's because a copy was also given to a member of congress that i worked for at the time. he sent it over to the white house and called rove called rove called back he said that he found the proposal intriguing he wanted to know if it was genuine were a promise to put it in front of the president i would call karl rove a dear friend. i've seen made a far sighted courage put america on a war footing. and protect us against a brutal enemy in a dangerous conflict that will shape this new century no formal response was given
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to the iranians at all i'm grateful to have been witness to history. and the argument was that whatever could come out of a negotiation with the iranians. even more could be achieved by simply removing the regime in iraq. in a way to sum up the argument however a principle in the bush administration said that we simply do not talk to evil. and as tony zinni said former central command commander if you like the rock you'll love the wrong. that is a ten to fourteen year three to four trillion dollar invasion at the end of which the world western asia will look not much different than it does right now it will still be in turmoil and still be in chaos and seventy plus million iranians will hate our living guts. in the pentagon and i wanted to see the undersecretary
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difference the idea is that wolfowitz shared with me secretary cheney in ninety one one thousand packages to retool and want to know why dallas briefed people like president america needs a new strategy to force regime change. so here this idea springs back up again in two thousand and one. i went through the pentagon and the ember of two thousand and one and one of the general said sure i got this memo on it's. going to go after seven countries in five years. i said is that a classified memo he said yes sure we're going to start with iraq and then we're going to move to syria lebanon libya somalia sudan and iran. i think it's highly probable the administration has already made the decision to go to war against iran there are already u.s.
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troops inside iran want to repeat that there are already u.s. troops inside iran the u.s. has long had its eyes set on trying to impact regime change in iran and much of what you've seen the u.s. doing with regards to iran has been on a covert level we've seen a report in a new yorker by seymour hersh that a u.s. so are sold in the u.s. marines who are operating in the blue key missouri and kurdish regions of iran have you ever heard of that report i've never heard of the report i've never read the article nor do i intend to have any and. christe as to whether or not as the u.s. ambassador i don't have any interest as to whether or not u.s. marines are actually operating in iran right now and i said i had not heard of the report and i didn't intend to read the article in the new yorker if i gave you this article right now walked it over would you look at it i don't think so honestly congressman because i don't i don't have time to read much fiction. we have
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teams inside iran and these include joint special operation forces mostly commando unit it has been given executive authority by the president as many as twelve countries to go in and kill we're talking about high value targets. they're operating now and they go into a country outside of the war zone side of afghanistan and outside of iraq telling the american cia station chief or the american ambassador they go in sterile and they kill people. we have to work to sort of to the dark side if you will spend time in the shadows in the intelligence world. a lot of what needs to be done here will have to be done quietly without any discussion using sources and methods that are available to our intelligence agencies. thanks
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. to. the doctrine that has endured from bush to obama is that the world is a battlefield and that the united states has the right to go into any country around the world to conduct what they call kinetic operations lethal operations regardless of what international law says. what is president obama's response to that how is he going to deal with it he embraced the very covert shadow forces that a decade earlier had only been talked about in hushed tones in the pentagon not just as the implementers of a policy that said we should decapitate terror networks and engage in preemptive strikes but they became the policy itself. on counting the cost the economic factors to watch as we ring in the new year why column is so predicting a rocky ride for the global economy and from china to the middle east find out why
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a new force is at play. female police officers are combative sexual assault and domestic abuse. but changing society is a challenge and so is life behind the badge for india's lady call. on them does it. hello i'm maryanne demasi in london just a quick update of the top stories now a roadside bomb has killed at least three people on a tourist bus in the egyptian capital cairo happened less than four kilometers from the giza pyramids prime minister early says two of the victims were from vietnam the other was an egyptian tokai at least ten others were injured in egypt's tourism
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industry has been trying to recover from attacks and political instability in recent is. u.s. forces on the ground in syria say they have no evidence that the syrian army has entered the northern city of manage a kurdish group the y.p. gene which party holds the city says it is an attack by turkey following the planned u.s. withdrawal from the country but turkey's president says the situation remains unclear. we know that syria is making psychological effects a psychological eg did member we know there is a situation with their own flake has been hoisted but there is nothing confirmed serious yet i spoke with my friends with intelligence sutra about an hour ago and there is nothing certain in this moment the israeli forces have shot dead a palestinian protest in gaza it happened during a demonstration of around five thousand people near the fence with israel demanding the right to return to their ancestral lands the palestinian authority says two
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hundred forty five people have been killed since the protests began well at least two people have died in protests in the eastern democratic republic of congo demonstrators in three opposition strongholds are demanding the right to vote in this sunday's election they have been excluded over the recent outbreak a general strike has been called in the city of beni and police have used tear gas on protesters in goma. they've also been protesters in sudan police for reacting with tear gas to disperse them that these demonstrations took place against spiralling living costs and corruption in the capital hard too and also there were protests in that bar and wideband dunny nine opposition leaders and activists have been detained donald trump is threatening to close the border with mexico if he doesn't get congressional funding approval for his proposed order wall accusing democrats of obstructing his demands meanwhile his homeland security secretary is due to visit the border in the coming hours after two children died in
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custody this month we'll bring you more on all of those stories in the news hour that's coming up in twenty five minutes time i'll see than shadow of now continues . i thought this conviction that everyone has a deep reservoir of time the ability and if you can give them the opportunity wonderful things start to happen sometimes the simplest seditions author missed and packed for that it has not been proven yet they say. the main thing that sets out zero apart from other news organizations is that a lot of our reporting is about real people but about ideas or politicians and what they may want to do but how policy and how events affect real people it's ok it's ok it's ok for a little more complicated don't put it off and if this is not an act of creation i'm going to mark the walk. down like my family's status and wealth has benefited from their choice to enslave. some of us so stai risky to speak out as
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a surprise that. this job isn't just about what's on a script or a piece of paper it's about what is happening right now. thank you thank you. the doctrine that has endured from bush to obama is that the world is a battlefield and that the united states has the right to go into any country around the world to conduct what they call kinetic operations lethal operations regardless of what international law says. what is president obama's response to that how is he going to deal with it he embraced the very covert shadow forces that
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a decade earlier had only been talked about in hushed tones in the pentagon not just as the implementors of a policy that said we should decapitate terror networks and engage in preemptive strikes but they became the policy itself. president obama's administration have built up something called the disposition matrix is an algorithm for determining who should be killed or who should we seek to capture and one of the more sort of grotesque aspects of this is that there are actually meetings on tuesdays in the white house that have been nicknamed terror tuesday meetings where they're going through rosters of names to put on or take off the list maybe someone within that group has been in contact with someone that the u.s. is watching they went to the musée mosque is someone they keep ordering pizza from the same place as a taliban leader and you decide these guys are probably up to no good and so on this particular day we're going to remove them from planet earth that we're getting into minority report into the sort of world of p.j. did where it's justifiable homicide even though it's right at that might take place
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in the future it's ok to kill from a distance without a warrant without a trial without a jury and the execution takes place off screen. where appropriate we will bring the terrorists to justice. and. when we. do you want to answer. why and. we went on. to really. say this is fake there were.
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the most of the woman. is worth paying attention to obviously i do not agree with much of what you said the president is not implementing policies that we need to see change for example that he would stop the authorization of think interest rates which means killing people on the basis only of suspicious behavior that's led to the killing of many innocent people the question on my facebook page and asked them what they wanted to ask you when a lot of them said that you were hurting your own cause because one you appeared rude to the president of the united states and two you just seemed. a little crazy well i think killing innocent people with journalists is rude i think not apologizing to the families of innocent people who are killed is rude there are a lot of rude things about our policies i want to make sure that people understand actually drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties for the most part they have been very precise precision strikes against al qaeda how do you expect to be put out by the star not
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to have an american sentiment in and day out to be had about doing it act. more innocent people. and how do you explain that well i do not believe that. there is any basis for your comment maybe you need us money. go. so i didn't do. my money they apparently live up of a lot of cash were locked. up us moment of blood and now from them to the astral collaterally. yet he does feel the make he said a little bit easier don't let us leave the it. took me a moment up in a new york minute. last month john he dug. in they said the lockheed martin boeing dime corp international computer science is
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corp and aero vironment all told eric about seventy companies are interested in this one billion dollar contract as we look out three five seven ten years this market remains a very much a growth market. it's
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the disease of permanent war the destroy the waste. islamic fundamentalism. could empower all of those who profit from permanent war politically economically and militarily. make no mistake a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained it would threaten the elimination of israel the security of gulf nations and the stability of the global economy. at risk triggering a nuclear arms race in the region and the un raveling of the nonproliferation treaty. and how close is iran to getting it let me show you. brought a diagram for. here's a darter. this is
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a bomb. this is a fuse. where should a red line be drawn. a red line should be drawn right here. the threat from iran is a political football what was interesting was that many israelis including people from the military said as long as there is an extensional threats somewhere somehow that is certainly helping us expand our budgets in ways that it's not possible to do in the absence on anything that can be defined as such as if you were a rand what would you do i mean israel has what three to four hundred nuclear weapons they're the ones who started the damn arms race in the middle east anyway they did in synanon player for asian treaty they built this program in secret. india and pakistan then went on to do the same thing and iran would you did sign a nuclear nonproliferation treaty looked around and realize they don't screw.
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ministration wants to sell bunker buster bombs which can penetrate twenty feet of solid concrete to the u.a.e. the deal is the latest us arms sale to members of the gulf cooperation council six nations that neighbor iran a foe it could be in a homicide case but i call bomber. when i asked him what i mean war has become a commodity for several reasons one is because you need somebody to buy the stuff you bring us another us arms deal with saudi arabia isn't the point the biggest in history this deal alone just a pos is the entire global obscene already fifty seven billion dollar. saw that it does this enormous service a recycling. but was also a business in another sense there is a business that uses war to get its ends established the. says george orwell's one thousand nine hundred four was always going to be in battle and guess who's making out really well of course the weapons dealers and the people in power.
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well the ultimate manifestation of the national security state is that it not only seeks a perpetual state of war it will even go to all eons to create that perpetual state of war i'm always reminded of her book at it long time ago is a map and that book has a beautiful sentence. i am in physical demand not because they don't exist. but because you choose not to see prince friend do you know the family this is ironic and the eighty's if you remember we envy that state who are supporting the mujahideen to liberate afghanistan from the soviets. bled then came to thank me for my efforts to bring their americans our friends to
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help us to get us the atheist he said the communist. when i last saw bin ladin in this camp high in the mountains of afghanistan with an air raid shelter built into the living rock of a mountain twenty five thirty feet high. camps built by the cia. as they tried to find cruise missiles and of course you knew where it was they built it. no wonder but kept smiling no wonder he did. the american sound review put one billion dollars each to give them arms training equipment we are the ones who cleared all those people to go we had you. there must be something wrong with the way we think that we can say that the grandmother of the past is operating today we have been pumping money a great deal of money without congressional authority without any congressional
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oversight transponder of saudi arabia's putting up some of this money for covert operations in many areas of the middle east where we want to stop the a shiite influence they call it the shiite crescent i think using the arabic word is fitna civil war we're in a business right now of creating and some places sectarian violence. cannot be driven because we are trying to destroy in liquidate in mali of a crime to give all the training. in northern syria. it really is the world but oddly enough you have to be inferior to realize how mad it is. when you are getting around that you really think of the news coming out of washington like americans are living in a kind of fantasy world of no relation to me but it of where i'm. sitting.
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today there are good terrorists and bad the bad terrorists those in yemen who the united states deems to be a threat the good terrorists those who are in syria the joke here is we've been there before i mean if you consider the of the honest on story they have learned nothing. today if i see that the saudis are giving money to groups that are in syria that are not only a looser i would also the. people who say you want a conspiracy theories or what i'm just trying to say is in the moment of the
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contemporary this grammar. of dangerous politics sounds insane. you have. to. get through what appears to have been a conspiracy at the time. when documents appear. to be true. we must address the cycle of conflict especially sectarian conflict that creates the conditions the terrorists prey upon in public they say we have to end terrorism meanwhile this drive. of getting involved in conflicts still is the part which produces characters that appear to become. which reinforces the public narrative and then makes things like intervention ok. good morning everybody.
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last night on my orders america's armed forces began strikes against targets in syria. just ahead of airstrikes in syria defense firms lockheed martin northrop raytheon and general dynamics corp all set stock price records their shareholders are making money off the unusually large number of conflicts around the world. every two years or so the military. right after there is a trade show in which israeli weapon companies show their technology. companies which are becoming increasingly important and very significant. and on those wars the first thing that they say when they try to market we've already used i don't actually. making that claim they're able to compete with weapon manufacturers from
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other countries. the united states is the biggest supplier of military aid to israel. this attack on gaza also take over the united states arms industry. the was. iran and isis are competing for the crown of militant islam one calls itself the islamic republic the other calls itself the islamic state both want to impose a militant islamic empire first on the region and then on the entire world they just disagree among themselves who'll be the ruler of that important in this deadly game of thrones there is no place for america or for israel. today after two years
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of negotiations the united states together we're international partners has achieved something that decades of animosity has not a comprehensive long term deal with iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon this was a very difficult negotiations and part of it is because of this trench and compounded mistrust that we have built between ourselves mutually for the last three four decades but i'm happy that the reason people diplomacy pretty great people exercise great deal of restraint and patience and reason and we are very automatic hope this will be a good beginning. as this nuclear deal goes through we're still dealing with the problem that the states of this region are collapsing and they're void that they will fail you will see more violence and you will see more weapons which is
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important to understand that that's not a result of this deal that is a result of the paradigm not shifting towards demilitarization and collective security soon enough the saudis and the israelis are on the same page they worry about iran and then they do anything that's not new they've been worried for can they do anything about well they can get their own weapons. this is a region that has more arms per copy than any other region in the world much thanks to the defense industry israel and some of the arab states are going to be able to buy more weapons and more advanced weapons. if the nuclear threat from iran is decreasing why should these other countries get a chance to actually arm themselves more pakistan is a friend of saudi arabia pakistan has nuclear weapons are you in discussions with pakistan about perhaps getting a nuclear bomb from pakistan wolf we've known each other for twenty five years you don't would he expect me to answer this question.
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we're not going to have a truly demilitarization in the region unless israel's nuclear arsenal also is addressed. the significance of this peace deal is that it is a game changer in the region and it's going to be a question about the political willingness of leaders to whether they will pursue these opportunities or whether they will fall into the patterns of the past. and once you start a war. you open a kind of pandora's box you don't control it and control geo. the use
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of that kind of violence has unforseen consequences that no one can protect and it propels you. in directions you never fight you got control or guts. so the images. are very carefully controlled and counter by the lies that have to salman aided through every institution in society schools government entertainment the press. when you shatter the meth and when you understand especially what techno war industrial war is about which is really about murder out slaughter people would be so repulsed it would be very hard to wait for.
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told the local in the tier us that there will be. iraq but i've got the want to. see number one. plus us thrown out that's not in england but out of love you announce when you're the leader of. me bromance us today's your us nia bonanza brokers. see no time in the new man. to. sit acting like the other but. most importantly i don't. see it i get in the deal but. secondly i don't. get done with. it well no not.
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we got some other live the showers around the finals of us try to rouse where it is looking pretty hot some parts could see the temperature in excess of forty degrees celsius for the four days in a row says southern areas at least that is certainly a possibility for some that is going to be the first i was saying that in over
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a century also try and find other people racing to the basis is beyond i some fabulous weather coming in here and it'll stay that way in and around the city every thirty four celsius in sydney on sas stand on sunday little colder than it has been recently into the fosse out into adelaide into melbourne we getting up to twenty eight for adelaide twenty four degrees therefore mela bits and pieces cloud and rain coming through over the next couple of days but they're already wet weather is further north just around the cape york peninsula big downpours continuing to come in here and that we have had some big downpours recently into new zealand not looking too bad i was the next couple of days little more cloud just sliding its way into south and that will not up towards north out of this we go on and see sas a bit by a lot it should be lousy tried little bit of wet weather there coming into south auckland crush getting up to twenty eight degrees cold enough across a good part of japan over the next couple of days with more snow for many.
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a life of slavery and sexual exploitation five year old miracle was buried for money just a few weeks ago she only has some missionaries who says she's pulled by the marriages but i couldn't reach it is a missionary who rescues girls the money goes to buy outrightly. be trucked to gil before she's born there what if it takes forty years in your mind the brother to get the money away. this is al jazeera. hello i'm maryam namazie this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes a roadside bomb hits
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a boss carrying vietnamese terrorists in egypt's capital killing four people syria's military says it's entered the city of man. asked for protection but u.s. forces have disputes at this claim. and today this protests continue in the d r c over the decision to exclude three opposition strongholds from sunday's election. in sport it's a losing return and so are. the down after a three month injury lie often adel is beaten by kevin anderson. welcome to the program our top story a roadside bomb has killed. at least four people on a terrorist in the egyptian capital cairo it happened less than four kilometers from the world famous giza pyramids dead include at least two vietnamese terrorists
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and an egyptian tall guys at least ten people were injured. well egypt's once booming terrorism industry has been struggling to recover since the uprising against president of barak and twenty eleven and the subsequent turmoil that followed it's also been damaged by a number of attacks directly targeting terrorists in july last year to german tourist was stabbed to death at the red sea resort of her god in october two thousand and fifteen a bomb claimed by a local affiliate of ice will kill two hundred twenty four people on board a passenger jet carrying russian terrorists over the sinai peninsula over the past two years most attacks in egypt have been on the country's christians with churches and buses targeted and more than one hundred people killed well for more on this we can now speak to us who is a visiting fellow at nottingham university center for conflict security and terrorism thanks very much for coming in to speak to us and so we were hearing there about the security situation in egypt which deteriorated particularly last
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year we saw a spike in attacks on civilians claiming hundreds of lives how would you describe the characteristics of today's attack well they're very much in keeping with what isis generally dance and we don't know whether they're definitely responsible for this yes there have been really two main areas of attacks one has been the wrist industry which the extremists going back almost a quarter of a sentry have identified as egypt's sort of economic weakness the only area has been the coptic christian minority but it's worth remembering that all those second to this year over seven or coptic christians were killed. the previous november with three hundred muslims were killed in the reforms soofi sect but there were muslims praying in a mosque so these people who target one mobile communities and vulnerable
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economic lucchese. ins because that's how they feel they can put pressure on the government what they want to do course is to change the government put in islam its government something that is least as x. or more extreme than the muslim brotherhood government of egypt had been mentioning their attacks on coptic christians and on churches and clearly the government has struggled in recent years to take the appropriate measures to protect the vulnerable groups how difficult is it going to be then to protect to prevent these types of attacks on terrorists in the future i think it's going to be difficult based on the the past record of the egyptian government they've talked tough and actually they have carried out some tough measures but they have failed to prevent these large scale attacks and it seems that unless they change their strategy
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significantly they will continue to be vulnerable to attacks like this and we know that the egyptian economy has been suffering they need the revenue that comes from terrorism has that been a material impact on the terrorism industry there has been by almost accounts of the tourist industry as you just said in your piece was just recovering people stopped going to egypt because the attacks that you mention and others that i've talked about so really this is one of the lifeblood of egypt and if it doesn't come up with some way of providing confidence to future tourists from across the world or the countries likely to suffer and i think this may be an opportune moment for the government to realize is that rather than controlling the narrative which is what they're trying to do against extremism through control of the media what they need to do is to dominate the narrative and that's a subtly different approach what they need to do and they have an ability to do
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because the vast majority of egyptians coptic christians will. slim's and others do not want us of the stand to lose an arm lose because this terrorism what they did to do is to move these national unity against these extremists and that i think is probably the only way they're going to succeed because so far that hard approach has really worked well thank you very much for sharing your analysis with us joining us from boston university thank you. well now to our other top story this hour the syrian army says it has entered the northern city of mann bridge after a quest from syrian kurds for protection from any attack by turkey but u.s. forces on the ground and syrian opposition sources say they've seen no indication of that plane being true the city of miami beach is one of the last remaining flashpoints of the war is strategically located just thirty kilometers south of the turkish border in early two thousand and fourteen i still defeated local rebel
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forces and took control of the city in june two thousand and sixteen a u.s. backed coalition with the main on syrian kurdish group the white p.g.a. at its forefront launched an offensive to capture the city two months later they were in control of the city and the surrounding region coalition forces including u.s. and french troops remain stationed on the outskirts of man beach but with president trump about withdraw all u.s. troops from syria the y.p. gee now fears turkey which considers it a terrorist group and is worried that it could invade the city to drive the white peachey out mama doe reports now from near the turkey syria border. syrian kurds say they have been forced to cut a deal with the redeemer of president bashar al assad after they were abundant by donald trump on miles the complete withdrawal of u.s. troops from syria a few days ago the kurds appealed to the syrian government for protection following threats of a military offensive by thuggish president taught tucked the city of mumbai where
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many kurds leave kaddish leaders say they would rather try their luck in there was hitchens with the syrian regime and was come all out military offensive from neighboring turkey. the syrian government quickly responded response to the appeal of the people in man british general command of the army and the armed forces announces the entry of units of the syrian arab army to be and raising the flag of the syrian arab republic they armed forces guarantee the full security of all syrians and others who are present in the region. army commanders say troops arrived in mumbai john friday morning to fly the syrian flag over government buildings for the first time in six years without claims been disputed by people living there the united states military and the texas couple meant it says' assad's forces remain confined to the countryside surrounding my shoot-in we know that
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syria is making psychological effects a psychological eg demand we know there is a situation where they are in flag has been hoisted but there is nothing confirmed serious yet. by city and cuts for help from the sudrajat is being seen as their first major concession since seizing control of lot of molson and is tent city and creating an elf so. when the techies military and alive city and rebel fighters launched a ground offensive to take up to the majority cottage region of free in almost a year ago the kaddish y p d militia fulfilled two months before heading to withdraw to the safety of areas where u.s. troops of based this time the city and kurds have nowhere else to go their major elephant and their own today how wrong. will it take advantage of such always that all will or will be at their death a man city and democratic forces control thought to plus sense of city and how more
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than sixty thousand flights and dates combined the kurds appealed for help from assad's forces is seen as another boost for his dissident administration as the a.t.l. war winds down out of leaders have also in recent days to can step through rehabilitation the brutal assad regime both the u.a.e. and bihari an army opening embassies in the mosques shot since the beginning of the civil war and city into it is something welcomed in tunisia direct flights from tunis to damascus to see him for the first time in seven days a taco shell fun. simple mumba just not a foregone conclusion us yet it's russia assad's strongest ally that holds the key to what happens from here on in also today a high level delegation from turkey will travel to moscow for talks with the russian officials on the way forward mohamed atta will just doesn't. joining us now via skype is lawrence korb he's
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a senior fellow at the center for american progress and a former assistant u.s. secretary of defense joins us now from delaware thank you very much for taking the time to speak to us it was clear that the biggest losers from president trump's troop withdrawal announcement from syria was always going to be the kurds because the presence of american troops had perhaps until now deterred any attack by turkey do recent developments suggest that the kurds are perhaps willing to cut a deal with president assad to make up for the loss of american protection i think they see that as the last or a few revivals because if they're at the mercy of the turks the turks consider the wall terrorists which is not quite true but nonetheless they would not hesitate to completely wipe them out whereas i think the assad government will be willing to let them stay there as long as they don't cause any problems for the well we're
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government and i think this is an indication of what will happen as the united states begins to work to make its troops out of there. but the president has been somewhat vague on the specific timeline for withdrawal could that be used to very advantage depending on how the balance of power changes in syria. well certainly it can because the president made a statement about a week ago those troops of left and they the rules of engagement are still these are still the same and there are some you know dispute about whether this really happened or you know whether the assad's government troops are really there but i think it's an indication of the direction we might go and hopefully this will give the president some aws in the pace that he takes the troops out because if you take them out very quickly it's going to be very difficult for them to come up with some
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sort of arrangement southwards checks the of the syrian democratic forces many of will are kurds and they're the ones that for the run is the big isis they had thousands killed only three americans have been killed in syria this year now zones of members of the syrian democratic forces have until. when it's all just it's not just about turkey is it there of the external act as in syria iran and of course russia we know that technician facials are going to be traveling to moscow how might russia position itself now well i think what russia would like to see is the assad government get control over all of the all of the country and if they can work out a deal with turkey that a law that protects the syrian democratic forces if they pledge loyalty to assad i and they sickly has an agreement that assad will prevent them from going
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into turkey i think that would be the acceptable to the to the turks and it's very interesting now that the turks have become closer and closer to moscow as the united states has begun to withdraw from the from the region even though president obama did it after a phone call with president area was. oh well thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and insight with this lawrence korb former system u.s. secretary of defense joining us there from delaware thank you now and other stories we're following a palestinian protesters been shot dead by israeli forces in gaza this happened as more than five thousand people rallied at friday demonstrations by the border fence between gaza and israel where tests have been ours have re week since march demanding palestinians be given the right to return to their ancestral lands which are controlled by israel the palestinian authority says two hundred forty five people have been killed since protests began alick cabinet reshuffle by the saudi
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king will happen every four years according to a statement issued by the government communications office the statement came a day off to king salmond demoted his foreign minister ideologic bear in a major shake up the new saudi foreign minister has insisted the government is not going through a crisis of the murder of jamal khashoggi the relationship between my country in the vast majority of the countries of the world is an excellent. so. of course i will. work to continue the air force that had been built over many years and by the way very proud to be following this to observe. and prince so they'll face this important mission. still ahead for you in this news hour from london. and the. thousands keep up their calls for sudan's
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president to step down on the tenth day of anti-government protests president trump threatens to shut the u.s. border with mexico of congress and doesn't agree to fund his wall and then later in sports los angeles lakers feel the pain of le bron james is injury and we'll have that story and more. at least two people have died as protests over the exclusion of three areas from sunday's election continue for a second day in eastern parts of the democratic republic of congo in the capital one presidential candidate has filed a case at the supremes court seeking to compel the election commission to reverse its decision catherine sawyer reports from contrasts. demonstrators in beni eastern d.-r. congo are not letting up rallying for the second successive day protesting against a three month postponement of voting in beni temple and all of them opposition
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strongholds police and soldiers fired tear gas and bullets to disperse them. the electoral commission says one in a quarter million voters from those areas will be voting on sunday because of the a ball outbreak and security problems and the electoral process is always a sensitive issue in an interview with al-jazeera outgoing president joseph kabila says the election process is going on fairly smoothly under the circumstances this is politics such incidents and this is a country with eighty million inhabitants with six hundred political parties with a million views that crash and you're bound to have differently here and the number of issues the electoral commission has also closed one thousand six hundred voting stations of the capital kinshasa is an opposition stronghold with over four million voters and nearly
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a thousand polling stations most of the city's electronic voting machines were recently destroyed in a warehouse fire. one of the main presidential candidates say this what's happening is a deliberate attempt by the electoral commission to wreck the election is that. what's happening billion provocation they want us to have a zone for protests with possible violence. we'll be happy about that because the allows him to stay on until there is a new president's you want to give him the satisfaction of the lead up to sign this poll has been chaotic it was supposed to happen two years ago but was postponed because of a lack of money and every belial in the center of the country critics accused president kabila off deliberately delaying the election to cling on to power and security forces were accused of killing dozens during months of protests which are continuing right up to the eve of the election. one opposition candidate has called
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for a general strike in the copy told many people are poor and using a day's pay could be no food for their families most people here are told that they can't afford that they have but they also said that higher than just want to go to the border on sunday they also want a credit card and they're left and to get on with their lives in kinshasa many doubt whether the election will be either free or fair or they just want to get on with it and portis does in the east of the country complaining of the exclusion from sunday's election see the remain in the streets until the voice he's hired katherine saw kinshasa. or you can hear more of what diaz the president joseph kabila had to say in his interview with al jazeera as malcolm webb in full on talked to al jazeera on saturday at zero four g.m.t.
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now the united nations has want to get to the use of excessive force against anti-government demonstrations and sudan this after police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowds including washers chanting as they left the mosque people gathered in the capital khartoum as well as far in the north and white madani in the south. to protest over spiraling living costs and corruption the government says nineteen people have been killed during protests over the last week nine opposition leaders and activists have been detained but president a model bashir remains defiant after initially promising reforms he's blamed what he calls traitors and foreign interference for the rest hiper morgan has the latest from khartoum. it's another day of anti-government protests and that indicates that people are not willing to listen to the government which is the government have been saying that they're going to try to interview an economic reforms and they're going to try to improve the situation and they said that they want people to be a little bit more tolerant a little bit more patient but today's protests in several cities in khartoum and
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several other parts of the country is showing that people don't want to listen to the government and the people are keen to continue to protest and demand the president step down after twenty nine years of rule now the government have also been accused of using brutal force by the u.n. and other foreign governments they've been responding with live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protesters who've been marching every single day for the past nine days and it's and it's only protesting that people have been. carrying out to try to voice their demands or the president step down some of them have also been on strike they've been doctors and guitarist who announced that they're going to go on strike until the government step down and we've also seen some journalists as well and solidarity of journalists who were harassed and arrested during while covering the protests they said that they're also going to go in a national strike against the government until the government steps down so this is becoming more and more of a national movement now when the protest started it was more of a people sports has ended and the people who are protesting described it as a revolution but over the past few days we've seen opposition figures voicing their support and lending their support to the movements of protests around the country
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they're saying that the people who are protesting have legitimate reasons to protest they have legitimate reasons to voice their concerns and demand that the government leave and try to bring in a new interim government to power and elections are held but then the government has been responding by basically arresting of opposition figures nine opposition figures were arrested last night to basically scare of protesters after they've they've demanded their support to protesters for today's protests so the government has arrested several opposite opposition figures but that has not stopped people from protesting today and there are concerns that these protests will continue and that the police and and the military who have been deployed around the country will also use live ammunition to try to disperse the protesters and that would put their lives at risk. now u.s. president has threatened to close the border with mexico if he does not get the funding approval for his proposed border wall donald trump tweeted we will be forced to close the southern border entirely if the obstructionist democrats do not give us the money to finish the wall and also change the ridiculous immigration
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laws that our country is saddled with well this is the u.s. homeland security secretary is due to visit the border between the u.s. and mexico very shortly after two children died in custody this month an autopsy has shown that eight year old philippe gomez along who died on monday had been suffering from flu krista nielsen's department has faced heavy criticism following the deaths of philippe and also seven year old jacqueline and i can only have correspondents monitoring developments in both washington and el paso texas let's go to rosalind jordan first. as you were hearing there he has been letting off more steam on twitter of course this and the democrats is anything being done there to break the deadlock over budget negotiations. there's absolutely nothing happening right now here in washington mario and that's because members of both the house and the senate are away for the new year's weekend they won't be back in
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washington until tuesday afternoon at the very earliest it's also worth pointing out that while the president is still fuming about his inability to get the five billion dollars which he says he needs to build the wall it's worth pointing out that while he is threatening to calls the southern border between the u.s. and mexico such a closure if it were in fact imposed would cost the u.s. treasury about a billion dollars a day meanwhile contrast that with the fact that he's also threatening to cut off all financial aid to the three countries from which the latest groups of migrants have been coming el salvador and nicaragua and guatemala in total by a year they get just five hundred fifty six million dollars from the u.s. government to help deal with drug trafficking and fighting gangs the very things which these migrants saying they are trying to escape and hoping that they can find
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safety and safe harbor here in the united states so a billion dollars a day versus five hundred fifty six million dollars a year well that's certainly something that the president is saying he's willing to expend in order to try to get his way all right thank you very much president george rains up to speed with everything there in washington let's head to el paso on the us mexico border. is awaiting us and of course the u.s. homeland security secretary is to visit the area very shortly what is the purpose of nelson's visit. well she's going to be visiting we're told many of the detention facilities that are in and around el paso these are the detention facilities that are holding thousands of migrants and asylum seeking families also other tent cities detention facilities that are holding as many as twenty five hundred teenage children that were separated from their parents or
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crossed into the border by themselves and are now detained. her visit is being kept pretty quiet she had didn't bring any journalist with her and she's not expected to talk to journalists probably because she knows she would probably be facing some pretty hard questions there's a lot of pressure on the department of homeland security the government in general and immigration authorities after these two guatemalan children died this month well in the u.s. custody so she's this sensibly coming here to check out those facilities meet with officials to get a better sense of the situation here on the ground where it's really has reached in many degrees of crisis in terms of all of these immigrants that have now been or were at least on christmas day earlier this week released on the streets here to fend for themselves. and we're hearing from roslyn that trumps the latest ultimatum a pledge to close the us mexico border if the democrats don't comply with his
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demands tell us more about what the government is doing there what they might do. well government officials the great question is why did they release these these migrants in downtown opacity earlier this week to fend for themselves and it's they're basically saying that essentially that they're out of detention space all of the detention centers are full or at near capacity and then you say normally what happens here is the government coordinates with local shelters to then release these migrants to the shelters however the shelters are also at capacity this all stems from the last year or so of the trumpet miniport administration policy to detain more migrants migrants that asylum seekers after they cross into the u.s. so this is all kind of a a domino effect or that we're seeing here and so local immigration officials in some ways admit that the system is broken but they're just basically saying it's
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not our fault we just don't have any more space for people and so now they have been taking this very unusual step to release dozens if not hundreds of migrants out onto the streets and and migrant rights activists here say they've never seen anything like that before immigration officials have not ruled out that they potentially will continue to do this again i'll summarize just by saying that a lot of government officials they blame the migrants for bringing them their children here to begin with and putting them in danger but a migrant we talked to from guatemala yesterday said simply we have no other choice we're fleeing poverty and coming here with our families to try to find a better life thank you very much gabriel. in texas and in europe a migrant rescue ship is docked in spain also being turned away by e.u. countries including malta and italy the open arms charity vessel rescued more than
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three hundred migrants and refugees off the coast of libya a week ago it's the first time since august that spain has allowed a rescue ship to dock. and britain's interior minister says the recent arrivals of immigrants crossing the channel from france is a major incident. remarks come off to nearly seventy people was stopped in the past three days trying to reach the u.k. by crossing one of the world's busiest shipping lanes and. still ahead for you in this news hour the indonesian province of west papua is hit by an earthquake a week after a tsunami killed more than four hundred people putting a stop to diesel vehicles in germany why the government is under real pressure to clean up its act. and spoil the men's world cup downhill event in a timmy's overshadowed by a big crash from this competitor stay with us. how
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i would got some knowledge about the pushing into northwestern parts of europe being in a fair bit of cloud having said that because it's coming in from the atlantic we will see those temperatures nudging up quite nicely over the next couple of days further east while it's there but it's fairly cold and i will that around minus seven celsius fall moscow subzero stockholm as well cloud and rain that will make its way into norway into sweden to look at london twelve degrees celsius here with that mild tucking in is it bumps into the colder air we are going to see some bits and pieces of snow into that western side of russia some rain there pushing down into a potent snow once again over the alps for the south we're looking at temps getting up to around twelve or thirteen degrees for a athens and for rome northern parts of africa generally try from the cool side of a northerly push on those winds i really getting up into the mid teens biologically
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teens celsius maybe at ninety degrees fall kyra represents something with improvements in those temperatures meanwhile the dry weather a standout across a good parts of northern africa come into west africa dry thirty one celsius the foreleg us the showers continue across equatorial bow some larger ones here all the way up the rift valley. thanks love to make amends to some friends because behind the suffering millions of tax plans because most taxpayers never go away is a new one born every single day and ninety it is an urgent national necessity that it be officially requested the education of the support mechanism we created together because i happen to live in greece somehow i'm a sinner i'm a bad person. that's machine on al-jazeera.
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al-jazeera was there with us during breaks but it's also the to see what happens next iteration of the unpredictable and fired by the barriers for a mobile barricade of all the seventy three that b.b.q. here the movies now is being all about change people have gone all still here area the mission of the national army is to search the entire complex and i'll just do a stories about telling it from the people's first but what they think is happening in their culture. welcome back just a quick recap of the top stories now a roadside bomb has killed three vietnamese terrorists and an egyptian toll guide
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on abbas to me gyptian capital cairo this happened less than four kilometers from the giza pyramids at least ten others were injured. u.s. forces on the ground in syria have disputed the syrian army's claim to have entered the northern city of man beach after kurdish fighters requested protection why peachey militia says it is an attack from turkey. and two people have died in protests in the eastern democratic republic of congo demonstrators in three opposition strongholds are demanding the right to vote in this sunday's election they've been excluded over the recent ebola outbreak. now bangladesh has ordered the shutdown of high speed mobile internet services ahead of sunday's general election opposition activists say it's an attempt by the government to suppress the opposition to secure a fourth term for incumbent prime minister shaikh has seen a time in office has been marred by allegations of authoritarianism she's also accused of limiting press freedom. a magnitude five point eight earthquake has
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hit the east an indonesian province of west one week after a tsunami killed more than four hundred people further west in the island country police of patrolling an exclusion zone around an active volcano because of fears another major eruption of crack a toe it could cause a second tsunami a deadly five metre highway flooded coastal communities on the island of java on saturday even hundreds dead and thousands injured pride has more from london in the tent province. with the increase in the alert level a ministerial visit to the tsunami affected area coming to one of the observation post set up to see exactly what cracker towel is up to some fifty kilometers off shore they have been talking to geologists and volcanologists here who have used an opportunity a break in the weather early friday to get a visual fix on
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a crack at how what they have been seeing is a shift of further rock and lava down the sides of the volcano disappearing into the sea and clouds of steam this is of concern because of course it was a shift of the side of the volcano that caused the tsunami last saturday the volcanologists have also been reporting plumes of gas and two hundred to six hundred meters in the air but there have been even bigger plumes in the previous few days. and. before depicted in there was only around the world killing or but since yesterday ash has been falling on the land with good options up to twenty five hundred meters high. when the tsunami happened many people simply sought refuge in their local mosque especially those that are uphill and away from the coast and the number are still providing a shelter this friday nearly a week on from the tsunami all of the mosques along this part of the coastline of
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java are busier than usual and i want to pray for the people who passed away and for those still living i want to pray for everyone this is i'm glad i'm praying we don't have another tsunami so everyone can go back to making a living because we all make a living from the coastal area most people here believe in the science and heed the warnings of the experts but when it comes to the possibility of a future more devastating tsunami people of faith also believe that their destiny lies in the hands of a greater entity. in india rescue us who has struck a struggling to maintain a struggling to say fifteen minutes who've been trapped on the ground in an illegal coal mine for more than two weeks. ports. these rescue workers know the chance of finding the trapped miners alive is slim but they continue their search the teenage miners went into the illegal coal mine in the north east indian state of mughal yon december thirteenth but got trapped soon
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after when the mines tunnel was flooded by a nearby river they've been without food or drinking water ever since the war that it is not going. to be to put what fun they're going to send it to fling was something but not fast enough prime minister narendra modi's government is being criticized for not sending in the right equipment on time he was at a nearby state on christmas day and didn't mention the incident or the trapped miners divers at the scene say they aren't equipped to go down more than thirty meters and the miners are some ninety meters underground there's the water living there will be built in a start a little bit still we're doing all that and yet we don't the people and visit the water level but that if we don't and don't. digging in abandoned mines has been banned for more than four years now but many break the law risking their lives by going down into so-called rat holes miners can earn up to twelve dollars a day which is a higher pay rate than most jobs in india
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a similar incident six years ago killed more than two dozen miners their bodies were never recovered and it is feared dissimilar fate awaits those trapped inside this call the area paul should urge on al-jazeera to nigeria now a book of her on find is of attack to military bases and their fight for control around lake chad intense fighting in the fishing town of forced nigerian soldiers to retreat large quantities of weapons a stolen has recently increased attacks on minute posts. a month long strike by doctors in public hospitals in zimbabwe shows no sign of ending the physicians are defying threats of being sacked in their campaign for a high of pay and improve conditions for both staff and patients but as the strike continues some patients are struggling to access life saving medication. from harare. a violet should be released hospital disappointed and in pain
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the sixty seven year old has cancer and the medication she needs has run out in public hospitals and doctors aren't strike she says she's been told to go to a private clinic for tests and to buy drugs there are no no my use when they go to buy a made big chemist they want me to pay in u.s. dollars i don't have my children can't help me because they don't enjoy. only emergency cases are being seen at this public hospital junior doctors have not reported for duty in weeks they say they want to be paid in dollars not in local bond notes which devalued constantly they also want their working conditions improved we're looking for basics absolute basic things to use sterile gloves sometimes even just ordinary gloves for us to be able to examine patients if you're in bags we don't want a case where patient comes in we put in a catheter if it's available and the next thing is you've got urine all over the
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floor it's got to attach things like plastic bags the doctors say they are struggling to survive is the second time this year doctors walked out on strike the governor signed about issuing suspensions to more than five hundred of them without pay to add to the crisis necessary are overwhelmed and can't cope with politicians have told doctors this strike is illegal and have issued warnings of disciplinary hearings and potential sackings if they don't get back to work if they were for the people and their want to be doctors and want to care for the people they are seeing that it is what they are doing was wrong. but. we we are we have to clean all of that we've taken out the mission to make sure that. people's will be administered. some of those measures include
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a living some drugs and medical equipment but it's not enough for the whole country striking doc to seem defiant saying threats by the superiors to fire them once gave them off they insist these awards will stay empty until they get paid more how to toss al-jazeera. amos oz one of israel's best known authors has died at the age of seventy nine his family says he passed away after a battle with cancer he wrote dozens of books which were widely translated abroad and was an outspoken supporter of a two state solution to the israeli palestinian conflict it was born. in jerusalem to eastern european immigrants but changed his name later on to the hubris hebrew word for light relief. these all powered vehicles could soon be banned in some of germany's biggest cities a government is under pressure from environmental campaigners and the e.u. which is threatening to fine it for breaching air pollution levels and in barbara ports from berlin. blue michael runs
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a small plumbing company of berlin that relies on quick deliveries to customers his employees use small diesel vans to get around he says he'd like to use greener vehicles but right now that's not feasible. it is all and. for a small firm like ours we can't afford to keep replacing our vehicles we bought our fleet of six vans years ago trusting in diesel and we're stuck with them. this street in central berlin is one of the city's busiest and not surprisingly emissions levels around here are above the legal limits now they've already brought in a thirty kilometer and i was big limit to try to do something about the problem but still very soon diesel vehicle would be fine for this area. the so-called diesel gate scandal focused attention on just how polluting diesel vehicles can be after german manufacturers including faults fagen and dime are admitted cheating emissions tests the government's promise to make the automakers pay for retrofitting in other words installing hardware to reduce emissions since february
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german cities have also had the right to hold a diesel vehicles to reduce air pollution should gas bring in a total body january and at least fifteen heavily polluted cities across germany could soon have similar restrictions but the german government says in other places it needn't come to that the european union's accepted limits of nitrogen dioxide or n o two emissions is forty micrograms per cubic meter but under the proposed changes places where the level exceeds the output doesn't go above fifty micrograms would be exempt from diesel bans what also cities do is they modernize the buses and transport system at the moment quite intensively you can improve but going by bike you can also say we have an area in our town where we will no have very little have no traffic at all that's not nearly enough for campaigners who are currently suing dozens of municipalities over their failure to act they say the
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government's plan based on localised exemptions will leave drivers confused and do nothing to improve air quality they have now more than thirty thousand premature deaths in germany alone and alone due to the high and that's the concentration. we have several hundred new cases of diseases and other diseases it's yes so it's high time. the small businesses like mikhail's there might be exemptions or what type of vehicles a band. but with the changing the law will do anything to make city centers healthier it's far from clear that al-jazeera. a crackdown on crime in rio de janeiro's jus to end on monday and commanders are already declaring it a success but some people who live in the city's favelas say they're not dealing with the root causes of the problem kathy lopez who diane reports. for nearly one here soldiers carrying machine guns have been raiding some of
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brazil's most dangerous favelas the military was called in when gang violence became unbearable the government says the plan to curve in security worked. this ceremony marked its completion the state operation in rio de janeiro officially ends on december thirty first the general in charge says the mission was accomplished moving the storm to news we are here to mark the end of the federal intervention in public security in rio de janeiro this new an extraordinary measure took ten months of work and reached all its objectives by reducing the crime rate. since the military's arrival car thefts and street assaults have declined in targeted cities statistics show an eighteen percent drop in hama science compared with two thousand and seventeen but behind this progress critics say there's a hidden reality some brazilians say killings by security forces increased while underlying problems behind crime like unemployment and inequality work nor. because
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that is the the most political defeat you suppress of politics will never change on the contrary people will continue to be afraid and will be repressed this intervention is more political than effective so i think nothing's changed. thank when it was launched in february it marked the first federal operation in a state since brazil return to democracy in the one nine hundred eighty s. top government officials welcomed it but it was criticized by some human rights groups. now some fear speaking out publicly on the crackdown. so five if i share my opinion about it it will bring me serious problems so maybe it's better not to talk about this are brazil's new far right president will be sworn in on new year's day brazilians will be hoping for a new chapter that will bring security to a nation torm by cry. on al-jazeera. so ahead for you
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on the program we'll tell you about the bolivian born without a hand transformed his own life and is now offering a helping hand to many. new york's nice brilliant shade of blue on thursday and then in sports i was redemption for the. toughest races and he will be here very shortly with that story. business updates. going places to get the.
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business updates. going places. a boy who is born without his left hand is transforming the lives of others like
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him sixteen year old leonardo vickery's three d. printing to lessen the impact of his disability daniel shine like has been to meet him. leonardo is something of a hero in these parts not quite spider-man but he's helping youngsters with similar problems to his own to feel closer to their superheroes. like him the seven year old girl was born missing a hand it was all he wanted to christmas his parents through leonardo found him one but not just any hand he gets the spider-man prosthetic. no longer a mistake the argo is now the envy of his friends. you know there was a victim of amniotic band syndrome which affects babies still in the womb and supportive parents he's tried to never see it as a disability but as on of. people who have lost a hand often hard to cover it up they don't want to show it what i do is take off
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the prosthetic and say look i'm not ashamed i'm proud of who i am it's sad not to have a hand but it's sad and not reasserted you must accept. he developed an interest in robotics at a young age two years ago aged just fourteen he made his own replacement hand using a three d. printer. he says made more than sixty fingers hands and arms charging less than one hundred dollars to cover materials such as this biodegradable plastic artificial limbs in bolivia one of the poorest countries in the region can cost between two to three thousand dollars. what i always say is what the three d. printer takes twenty four hours to finish can change the life of a person forever. we're. still only sixteen his reputation growing in bolivia and beyond the plans to study by a medicine to one day used by onyx to control his left hand directly from his brain
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. i. says he's going to use his new hand to play games he couldn't play before i was no one else will have one of these he'll be able to do so many things with it i am extremely grateful so to a many across bolivia beneficiaries of laon are those dream he simply wanted the hand so he made one using his initiative on what was available. and the crews bolivia time now for the sport with andy. thank you so much myron rolle former australia captain craig foster has told al-jazeera that he believes the asian football confederation needs to step up its efforts on behalf of former bahrain international hakim al arabiya our arabia is facing extradition from thailand despite holding refugee status in australia the twenty five year old was arrested in bangkok last month on interpol warrant for south by bahrain foster is
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now leading a campaign for al-arabiya to be returned to australia already kind of so he taught should be sent back to bahrain or the footballer fled to australia and twenty fourteen where he was given political asylum he now plays for melbourne football club pascoe vale in absentia al-arabiya was sentenced in bahrain to ten years in prison for vandalizing a police station he denies all allegations he was on holiday in thailand at the end of november when authorities detained him at a bangkok airport foster says it's time for asian football bosses to make themselves heard. we feel really deeply concerned that the i.f.c. at present. appears not to be advocating strongly enough on hockey games behalf and of course the i.o.c. president shakes bahraini him self and in fact only a couple of years ago came was very critical of what he alleges was shaikh salmond's role in the crackdown of
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a range of athletes including ballers so we need to say all right advocacy but publicly and privately from the i.o.c. from what is our regional confederation right now we are very concerned that the i.o.c. president's a personal involvement in the matter is potentially great you dishing the amount of advocacy that the asian confederation giving to arcane where all prying and hoping that her kamal timidly is released and whatever happens the entire football community globally is going to need the i c l one football and governance here in australia and to account for every action that they took throughout this process the poor kid has been in detention for over a month now so the question we're asking is is football working hard enough to uphold lucky names human rights well the asian football confederation has now told
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al-jazeera it's working with the games world governing body faith on the football association of tonga only issued fifa has also issued a response supports the calls for the title sorties to allow mr al-arabiya to return to australia where he currently enjoys refugee status at the earliest possible montanus. liverpool manager you're going club says the pressure and expectation around football is even more intense in england and in his native germany the former pressure dortmund coach is guided liverpool to the top of the premier league at the heart of white point in the season the club haven't won the title since one thousand nine hundred ninety eight more than twenty one two and it's more important for people if you had he was winning or not. but people bet much more to her. daughter liz was a lot of people already said it kind of religion that's probably true they're
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directly in that in that area it's really it's really massive but when you come to liverpool it's the next level let's have a look at the top of the table is looking liverpool have a six point lead in the title race heading into saturday's home game against arsenal second place tottenham there at home so walls with defending champions manchester city down in third place fourth place chelsea they play crystal palace on sunday well chelsea managed of course by form and nothing more it says sorry he says it's time for it's how in authorities to take firmer action against racism on wednesday night play defender. was targeted with abuse by in some ally and fans inset will now have to buy their next two home games behind closed doors with no supporters as a punishment. when i was there. to make sure this while it is lots of room while he gives the some go there in general really really sorry for you do because he is. in sawyer really really
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really sorry for him. but i think that immediately we can do some of the more for this problem in cricket south africa have beats in pakistan in the first test of their series half centuries from dane eldar and. helps the home team to a six three in century an unbeaten sixty three was his first fifty in eleven innings is south africa closed out the match inside three days. rafael nadal made a losing return so action after a three month injury layoff dollars on the comeback trail after ankle surgery he was beaten here in three sets by south africa's kevin anderson at the world tennis championship that's taking place in abu dabi. world number one never djokovic she's looking good ahead of next month's australian open he beat russia's current catchin offer the same events will now play on the scene in some base form. it's a nice dominant paris won the men's world cup downhill for the second year running
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on home snow before the winning moment though in borneo slovenia is clellan cosey was airlifted to hospital after this crash race organizers said it suffered a suspected facial trauma and a broken nose but hadn't lost consciousness and one of the closest ever finishes to the sydney hobart yacht race the scene while that's eleven site victory the lead changed multiple times in the final hours of the two day race with four boats in the mix for the lead as they approached australia's southern city last year while the it's eleven across the finish first only to get hit with a time penalty and miss out on that site or that as you sports all hundred votes in london thanks very much andy well now an explosion and fire turned the night sky over new york an airy blue on thursday prompting a flurry of speculation on social media about alien activity the transformer explosion a power plant in the bar of queens sparked a brief electrical fire and caused a power outage all the online jokes even prompted to the new york police department
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a tweet that there was quote no evidence of extraterrestrial activity it's a shame isn't it. there's more on everything we're covering on our website al jazeera dot com is a way for all of our top stories but also analysis that takes you behind the headlines i will have the headlines for you very shortly in just a couple of minutes more news coming. for afghans with ties to international organizations. this rate has never been greater. left exposed by the withdrawal of foreign troops.
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may be the only path to fifteen. in the nation makes home feel ever farther away. bill part of the viewfinder is a series on al-jazeera. resort is one of nigeria's top tourist destinations but in the shadow of the mountain some nigerians continue an ancient tradition with child protection workers say condemns young girls to a life for slavery and sexual exploitation five year old miracle was buried for money just a few weeks ago she only with some missionaries who says she's proved by the marriages have been a quantum richard is a missionary who rescues goals the money goes to buy outrightly and. be trucked to gil before she's born there what if it takes fourteen years you get mondays the brothers can still go to get money white water an essential resource
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for all humankind across europe pressure to recognise water as a human right and put its management back into public hands is increasing i think that the european commission would be very very glad she was abroad with us is she on anybody else the american. people who see everything as something to invest the profit of the one dollar up to the last drop on al-jazeera. a roadside bomb hit a bus in egypt's capital killing three vietnamese terrorists and an egyptian tell it. no i'm maryam namazie in london you're with al-jazeera also coming up on the
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program syria's military says it's and to the city of man beach after kodesh fighters offer protection but u.s. forces dispute the claim. to date it's protests continue in the d r c over the decision to exclude three opposition strongholds from sunday's election and president trump threatens to shut the u.s. border with mexico if congress does not agree to fund his border wall. and i welcome to the program our top story a roadside bomb has killed at least four people on a tourist bus in the gyptian capital this happened less than four kilometers from the world famous giza pyramids the dead include three vietnamese tourists and an egyptian tokai at least ten people were injured egypt's once booming tourism industry has been struggling to recover since the uprising against president mubarak in twenty eleven and subsequent turmoil souls have been damaged by
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a number of attacks directly targeting terrorists in july last year to gemma interest was stabbed to death at the red sea resort of her god in october two thousand and fifteen a bomb claimed by a local affiliate of ice will kill two hundred twenty four people on board a passenger jet carrying russian tourists over the sinai peninsula over the past two years most attacks in egypt have been on the country's christians with churches and buses targeted and more than one hundred killed or is a visiting fellow nursing in university center for conflict security and terrorism and says that the tourism industry has long been a target for extremist violence in egypt. there have been really two main areas of attacks one has been the industry which the extremists going back almost a quarter of a century have identified as egypt's sort of economic weakness the other area has been the coptic christian minority but it's worth remembering that all those second
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to the very this year over seven coptic christians were killed. the previous november over three hundred muslims were killed there were a formless soofi sect but there were muslims praying in a mosque so these people will target one mobile communities and vulnerable economic locations because that's how they feel they can put pressure on the government what they want to do course is to change the government put in islamist government something that is least as x. or more extreme than the muslim brotherhood government of egypt had people stop going to egypt because the attacks that you mention and others that i've talked about so really this is one of the lifeblood of egypt and if it
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doesn't come up with some way of providing confidence to future tourists from across the world or the countries likely to suffer and i think this may be an opportune moment for the government to realize is that rather than controlling the narrative which is what they're trying to do against extremism through control of the media what they need to do is to dominate the narrative and that's a subtly different approach what they need to do and they have an ability to do because the vast majority of gyptian coptic christians muslims and others do not want this or they stand to lose an arm lose him because of this terrorism that they do to do is to mobilize national unity against these extremists and i think is probably the only way they're going to succeed because so far that hard approach hasn't really worked. or our top story this hour the syrian army says it's entered the northern city of man beach after request from syrian kurds for protection from
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any attack by turkey but u.s. forces on the ground and syrian opposition sources say they've seen no indication that claim is true the city of miami beach is one of the last remaining flashpoints of the war it's for to egypt they located just thirty kilometers south of the turkish border in a two thousand and fourteen i still defeated local rebel forces and took control of the city in june twenty sixth seen a u.s. backed coalition with the main on syrian kurdish group the y.p. g.s. it's forefront launched an offensive to capture the city two months later they were in control of the city and the surrounding region coalition forces including u.s. and french troops remain station on the outskirts of age but with president trump about withdraw all u.s. troops from syria the y.p. chief is turkey which considers it considers it a terrorist group will invade the city to drive it out to doa ports now from gaza they have a turkey syria border. syrian kurds say they have been forced to cut a deal with
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a rigged game of president bashar al assad after they were abundant by blokes from hormones the complete withdrawal of u.s. troops from syria a few days ago the kurds appealed to the syrian government for protection following threats of a military offensive by thuggish president talk the city of mumbai where many kurds leave kaddish leaders say they would rather try their luck in the decisions with the syrian regime that has come all out military offensive from neighboring turkey . the syrian government quickly responded response to the appeal of the people in. the general command of the army and the armed forces announces the entry of units of the syrian arab army to be and raising the flag of the syrian arab republic the armed forces guarantee the full security of all syrians and others who are present in the region. army commanders say troops arrived in mumbai john friday morning to fly the syrian flag over government buildings for the first time in six years
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without claims been disputed by people living there the united states military and the texas couple meant it says' assad's forces remain confined to the countryside surrounding monday shooting in we know that syria is making psychological effects a psychological edge demand we know there is a situation where they are in flag has been hoisted but there is nothing confirmed serious yet. by city and cuts for help from the sudrajat is being seen as their first major concession since seizing control of lot of more often and is than sitting here and creating an elf so. when the techies military and alive city and rebel fighters launched a ground offensive to take up to the majority cottage region of free in almost a year ago the kaddish y p d militia fulfilled two months before heading to withdraw to the safety of areas where u.s. troops of based this time the city and kurds have nowhere else to go their major
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elephant and their own today is how wrong. will it take advantage of such always that all will or will be at their death or a man city and democratic forces control thought to plus sense of city and how more than sixty thousand flights and dates combined the cubs appeal for help from assad's forces is seen as another boost for his dissident administration as the a.t.l. war winds down out of leaders have also in recent days taken steps to rehabilitate the brutal assad regime both the u.a.e. and bihari an army opening embassies in the mosques shot since the beginning of the civil war and city into it is something welcomed in tunisia direct flights from tunis to damascus to see him for the first time in seven days a taco shell fun. for mumbly just not a foregone conclusion yet it's russia assad's strongest ally holds the key to what
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happens from here on and also today a high level delegation from turkey will travel to the full talks with the russian officials on the way forward. until. at least two people have died as protests over the exclusion of three areas from sunday's election continue for a second day in eastern parts of the democratic republic of congo in the capital one presidential candidate has filed a case in the supreme court seeking to compel the election commission to reverse its decision to delay voting till next year for more than a million people catherine soit brings us more now from concetta. demonstrators in beni eastern d.-r. congo are not letting up for the second successive day protesting against a three month postponement of benny and all of them opposition strongholds
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police and soldiers fired tear gas and bullets to disperse them. the electoral commission says one in a quarter million voters from those areas will be voting on sunday because of the a ball outbreak and security problems and the electoral process is always a sensitive issue in an interview with al-jazeera outgoing president joseph kabila says the election process is going on fairly smoothly under the circumstances this is politics such incidents and this is a country with eighty million inhabitants with six hundred political parties with a million views that crash and you're bound to have differently here and the number of issues the electoral commission has also closed one thousand six hundred voting stations of the capital kinshasa is an opposition stronghold
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with over four million voters and nearly a thousand polling stations most of the city's electronic voting machines were recently destroyed in a warehouse fire you see katie one of the main presidential candidates says what's happening is a deliberate attempt by the electoral commission to wreck the election is that. what's happened in binyan bolton was provocation they want us to have a zone for protests with possible violence. we'll be happy about that because the allows him to stay on until there is a new president's you want to give him the satisfaction of the lead up to sign this poll has been chaotic it was supposed to happen two years ago but was postponed because of a lack of money and every belial in the center of the country critics accused president kabila off deliberately delaying the election to cling onto power and security forces work used of killing dozens during months of protests which are
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continuing right up to the eve of the election. when opposition candidate has called for a general strike in the copy told many people are poor and use. a day's pay could be no food for their families most people here are told that they can't afford that they have and they also said that i had and just want to go to the polls on sunday they also want the red white and their left and to get on with their lives in kinshasa many doubt whether the election will be either free or fair or they just want to get on with it and protesters in the east of the country complaining of the exclusion from sunday's election see they remain in the streets until the voice he's hired cathy zoi kinshasa. well united nations is warned against the use of excessive force against anti-government demonstrations in sudan this off to police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowds including worshippers chanting as they left a mosque people gathered in the capital hard to him and also in at to bar in the
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north and what madani in the south to protest over spiraling living costs and corruption the government says nineteen people have been killed during protests over the last week nine opposition leaders and activists have been detained the president tomorrow bashir remains defiant afternoon initially promising reforms is by what he calls traces and foreign interference for the on rest brings us the latest now from khartoum. it's another day of anti-government protests and that indicates that people are not willing to listen to the government which is the government have been saying that they're going to try to interviews new comic reforms and they're going to try to improve the situation and they said that they want people to be a little bit more tolerant a little bit more patient but today's protests in several cities in khartoum and several other parts of the country is showing that people don't want to listen to the government and the people are keen to continue to protest and demand the president step down after twenty nine years of rule now the government have also been accused of using brutal force by the u.n. and other foreign governments they've been responding with live ammunition and tear
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gas to disperse protesters who've been marching every single day for the past nine days and it's and it's only protesting that people have been. carrying out to try to voice their demands or the president step down some of them have also been on strike they've been doctors and guitarist who announced that they're going to go on strike until the government step down and we've also seen some journalists as well and solidarity of journalists who were harassed and arrested during while covering the protests they said that they're also going to go the national strike against the government until the government steps down so this is becoming more and more of a national movement now when the protest started it was more of a people sport has ended and the people who are protesting described it as a revolution but over the past few days we've seen opposition figures voicing their support and lending their support to the movements of protests around the country they're saying that the people who are protesting have legitimate reasons to protest they have legitimate reasons to voice their concerns and demand that the government leave and try to bring in a new interim government to power until elections are held but then the government
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has been responding by basically arresting of opposition figures nine opposition figures were arrested last night to basically scare of protesters after they've said they've demanded their support to protest as for today's protests so the government has arrested several opposite opposition figures but that has not stopped people from protesting today and there are concerns that these protests will continue and that the police and and the military who have been deployed around the country will also use live ammunition to try to disperse the protesters and that would put their lives at risk. still ahead for you on the program the indonesian province of west papua is hit by an earthquake a week after tsunami killed more than four hundred people and putting a stop to diesel vehicles in gemini why the government is under real pressure to clean up its are.
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we got some rather lively showers around the far north of us try to rouse where it is looking pretty hot some parts could see the temperature in excess of forty degrees celsius for the four days in a row across says southern areas at least that is certainly a possibility for some that is going to be the first i was saying that in over a century also try and find other people racing to the basis is bonded by some fabulous weather coming in here and it will stay that way in and around the sydney area thirty four celsius in sydney on sas stand on sunday little colder than it has been recently into the fosse out into adelaide into melbourne we're getting up to twenty eight for adelaide twenty four degrees therefore mela bits and pieces cloud and rain coming through over the next couple of days but the really wet weather is further north just around the cape york peninsula big downpours continuing to come in here and that we have had some big downpours recently into new zealand not looking too bad over the next couple of days little more cloud just sliding its way
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into south all of that all not up towards north out of this we go on into saturday but by and large it should be last she tried little bit of wet weather there coming into south auckland crush getting up to twenty eight degrees cold enough across a good part of japan over the next couple of days with more snow for many. on counting the cost of the economic five things to watch. new year why economists are predicting a rocky ride for the global economy and from china to the middle east find out why and where paul mentions storms could be brewing. company with cost on the.
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back just a quick look at the top stories now a roadside bomb has killed at least four people including three vietnamese tourists on a bus in the egyptian capital cairo it happened less than four kilometers from the giza pyramids at least ten others were injured u.s. forces on the ground in syria have disputed the syrian army's claim to have entered the northern city of man beach off to kurdish fighters requested protection the y.p. g. militia says it fears an attack from turkey and two people have died in protests in the eastern democratic republic of congo demonstrators in three opposition strongholds demanding the right to vote in the sunday's election they've been excluded over the recent ebola outbreak. and now the u.s.
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president has threaten to close the border with mexico if he doesn't get the funding approval for his proposed border wall donald trump tweeted we will be forced to close the southern border entirely if the obstructionist democrats don't give us the money to finish the wall and also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our country is saddled with well the u.s. homeland security secretary is jus to visit the border between the u.s. and mexico shortly after two children died in custody this. month and all topsy is shown that eight year old felipe who died on monday has been suffering from flu christin nielsen's department has faced heavy criticism following that the death of philippe and also seven year old jacqueline col ok but on his own is live for us in el paso on the us mexico border and so tell us more about what we might see there in the coming days. well that's a big question i mean clearly there are still going to be lots of migrants passing through the city of el paso but the big question is will immigration authorities
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continue to do so families out on the streets in downtown paso like we've seen earlier this week on christmas day here that's a big question immigration officials have so for not ruled that out and advocates here just fearful that this could just be the way this could be. why immigration officials are doing this simply to free up space in detention centers detention centers that are very full right now also many of the shelters here there are more than a dozen of them they are full as well so it's just. the the really worst case scenario for advocates years that immigration officials continue to do that so far in the last couple days they haven't been doing that they've been taking people directly to the shelters but it's unclear if that will continue to be particularly dangerous for people to be left outside because temperatures are expected to reach negative one degrees celcius in the coming days so hundreds of migrants have been
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released onto the streets of el paso how how one rouble all these people and particularly what is the reaction been amongst the residents of pass and what sort of reception and they getting. yeah the migrants are very vulnerable when they're left out or not because also because it's because it's very cold but also they're left with nothing no phones no money very little just usually the clothes that are on their back so many of them are very sick they haven't even or are sick and they haven't even slept for many days they've been incarcerated in detention centers so they're very burnable mobile so the people here know passer used to migrants is a city of six hundred fifty thousand people it's the biggest u.s. city along the border many people here are very receptive and welcoming of migrants because there are so many that pass through here all the time and so many people here that we've spoken to were shocked when they found out that immigration
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officials just left people out of the streets and out toward the sea many volunteers come out here opening up their homes helping out at shelters and community centers trying to help by grants as much as they can this is very safe city and a very welcoming city for migrants and they just want that's the message that a lot of people here want to get out all right well thank you very much from el paso texas gabriel as all know bring us the latest on what's been happening then i want to bring you another story now palestinian protesters been shot dead by israeli forces in gaza this happened as more than five thousand people rallied at friday demonstrations by the fence between gaza and israel protest as have been out every week since march demanding palestinians be given the right to return to their ancestral lands which are controlled by israel the palestinian authority says two hundred forty five people have been killed since the protests began. dashes ordered the shutdown of high speed internet services ahead of sunday's general election opposition activists is saying it's an attempt by the government to suppress the
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opposition to secure a fourth term for incumbent prime minister sheikh hasina a time in office has been marred by allegations of authoritarianism she's also accused of limiting press freedom. a magnitude five point eight earthquake has hit the east an indonesian province of west papua a week after tsunami killed more than four hundred people further west in the island country police are patrolling an exclusion zone around an active volcano because there is another major eruption of crack could cause a second tsunami right has more from done ten province. with the increase in the alert level a ministerial visit to the tsunami affected area coming to one of the observation post set up to see exactly what cracker tao is up to some fifty kilometers off shore they have been talking to geologists and volcanologists here who have used an opportunity a break in the weather early friday to get a visual fix on
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a crack at how what they have been seeing is a shift of further rock and lava down the sides of the volcano disappearing into the sea and clouds of steam this is a concern because of course it was a shift of the side of the volcano that caused the tsunami last saturday the vulcanologist have also been reporting plumes of gas and two hundred to six hundred meters in the air but there have been even bigger plumes in the previous few days. and. before depicted in there was only around the world but since yesterday ash has been falling on the land with good options up to twenty five hundred metres high. when the tsunami happened many people simply sought refuge in their local mosque especially those that are uphill and away from the coast and the number are still providing a shelter this friday nearly a week on from the tsunami all of the mosques along this part of the coastline of
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java are busier than usual and i want to pray for the people who passed away and for those still living i want to pray for everyone this is on the log i'm praying we don't have another tsunami so everyone. back to making a living because we all make a living from the coastal area most people here believe in the science and heed the warnings of the experts but when it comes to the possibility of a few more devastating tsunami people of faith will also believe that their destiny lies in the hands of a greater entity. in india rescue is struggling to say fifteen minus here and trapped on the ground in an illegal coal mine for more than two weeks it's bullshit and jan reports the government has been criticized for its slow response. these rescue workers know the chance of finding the trapped miners alive is slim but they continue their search the teenage miners went into the illegal coal mine in the north east indian state of magali on december thirteenth but got trapped soon after
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when the mines tunnel was flooded by a nearby river they've been without food or drinking water ever since the war that if it is not going. to be to put what fun it is to send it to fling was something but not fast enough prime minister narendra modi's government is being criticized for not sending in the right equipment on time he was at a nearby state on christmas day and didn't mention the incident or the trapped miners divers at the scene say they aren't equipped to go down more than thirty meters and the miners are some ninety meters underground the best of what the living there will be built in the start a little bit still we're doing all that and yet we don't the thief and visit the water live in the fish we don't and don't. digging in abandoned mines has been banned for more than four years now but many break the law risking their lives by going down into so-called rat holes miners can earn up to twelve dollars a day which is a higher pay rate than most jobs in india
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a similar incident six years ago killed more than two dozen miners their bodies were never recovered. and it is feared the civil of fate awaits those charged inside the school year paul should urge on al jazeera amos oz one of israel's best known authors has died at the age of seventy nine his family says he passed away after a battle with cancer and outspoken supporter of a two state solution to the israeli palestinian conflict wrote dozens of books which were widely translated abroad he was born in a mosque klausner in jerusalem to eastern european immigrants but changed his name later on to the hebrew word from light out diesel powered vehicles could soon be banned in some of germany's biggest cities the government is under pressure from environmental campaigners and the e.u. which is threatening to fine it for breaching air pollution levels it in bob reports from berlin because i have lived marco runs a small plumbing company of
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a limb that relies on quick deliveries to customers his employees use small diesel vans to get around he says he'd like to use green of vehicles but right now that's not feasible. it is all and. for a small firm like ours we can't afford to keep replacing our vehicles we bought a fleet of six vans years ago trusting in diesel and we're stuck with them. this street in central berlin is one of the city's busiest and not surprisingly emissions levels around here are above the legal limits now they've already brought in a thirty kilometer and i was the limit to try to do something about the problem but still very soon diesel vehicles to completely find this area. the so-called diesel gate scandal focused attention on just how polluting diesel vehicles can be after german manufacturers including faults fagen and dime are admitted cheating emissions tests the government's promise to make the automakers pay for retrofitting in other words installing hardware to reduce emissions since february
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german cities have also had the right to hold a diesel vehicles to reduce air pollution should gas bring in a total body january and at least fifteen heavily polluted cities across germany could soon have similar restrictions but the german government says in other places it needn't come to that the european union's accepted limits of nitrogen dioxide or n o two emissions is forty micrograms per cubic meter but under the proposed changes places where the level exceeds that but doesn't go above fifty micrograms would be exempt from diesel bans what also cities do is they modernize the busses and transport system at the moment quite intensively you can improve but going by bike you can also say we have an area in our town where we will no have very little have no traffic at all that's not nearly enough for campaigners who are currently suing dozens of municipalities over their failure to act they say the
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government's plan based on localised exemptions will leave drivers confused and do nothing to improve their quality they have now more than thirty thousand premature deaths in germany alone and alone due to the high and that took place. we have several hundred new cases of ask most diseases and other diseases each year so it's high time. for small businesses like there might be exemptions or what type of vehicles abound. but with the changing the law will do anything to make city centers healthier it's far from clear the al-jazeera. time for a quick recap of the top stories before we go a roadside bomb has killed three vietnamese terrorists and an egyptian target on a bus in the egyptian capital cairo it happened less than four kilometers from the
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giza pyramids at least ten others were injured. u.s. forces on the ground in syria say they have no evidence that the syrian army is entered the northern city of miami beach. the kurdish group the white b.g. which currently holds the city says it fears an attack by turkey following the planned u.s. withdrawal from the country but turkey's president says the situation remains unclear. we know that syria is making psychological effects a psychological edge to maim british we know there is a situation with their own flake has been hoisted but there is nothing confirmed serious yet i spoke with my friends with intelligence sutra about an hour ago and there is nothing certain in this point. in our other headlines at least two people have died in protests in the eastern democratic republic of congo demonstrators in three opposition strongholds are demanding the right to vote in this sunday's election they've been excluded over the recent ebola outbreak a general strike has been called in the city of beni and police have used tear gas
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on protesters in goma. well in sudan protests are also taking place there police have used tear gas to disperse protesters but demonstrations have been continuing because of the spiraling living costs and corruption maybe even reach the capital khartoum also there been protests in the areas that are and why danny nine opposition leaders and activists have been detained overall according to the government nineteen people have been killed so far. donald trump is threatening to close the border with mexico if he doesn't get congressional funding approval for his proposed fordable accusing democrats of obstructing his demands meanwhile his homeland security secretary is due to visit the border in the coming hours after two children died in custody this month and a migrant rescue ship is docked in spain after being turned away by all the e.u. countries including malta and italy the open arms charity vessel rescued more than three hundred migrants and refugees off the coast of libya
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a week ago that's it for myself from the team here in london there will be more news from doha later on after counting the cost which is next. getting to the heart of the matter how can you be a refugee after you while it borders between five safe countries facing the reality the pain starts from the very beginning of the. providing context housing is not just about four walls and a roof hear their story and talk to how does iraq. hello i'm sam is a than a welcome to counting the cost an al-jazeera your weekly look at the world of business and economics this week things to watch in two thousand and nineteen financial storms could be forming in the global economy find out why and where what's in store for economies and people living here in the old dependent middle
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east. plus a look at what economic collapse means for venezuelans in the new year. when america's sneezes the world catches a cold so the saying goes when there's a perceived weakness in the world's biggest economy the ripple effect elsewhere now as we're headed into the new year global financial markets felt a chill all on concerns over the health of the u.s. economy the dow jones industrial average saw its worst christmas eve trading day in history even though economic fundamentals like g.d.p. are still pointing to the upside there's a cocktail of factors flashing a pessimistic message the u.s. government partial shutdown higher u.s. interest rates donald trump's tweets criticizing the central bank then there's the rumbling trade tensions with china which. grows. and that's where i started when i caught up with russell jones from llewellyn consulting is the year
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wrapped up i don't expect that to be any major retreat from the sort of protectionism war mccance alist policies that the u.s. president is pursuing so any truce i think is likely to be only short lived and it really is a concern that over the next year or two we see the protectionist rhetoric in the protectionists substance really be ratcheted up to a higher level it's one of the bigger risks for the global economy looking into the next twelve months or so we've got this of what happens on that the u.s. economy does still have its weak spots and that is giving some worry is the u.s. do you think heading towards a recession i think the u.s. is i'm what i call that unsustainable boom at the moment. we've had this very late cycle fiscal stimulus and that if you like is hothouse economic activity during the
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course of the last twelve months or so but that stimulus is going to start to fade and the legacy of that stimulus is two very large deficits a very large budget deficit and a very large external deficit the tariffs that mr trump is imposing on imports will not change that fact the u.s. is consuming far more than it's producing and at the moment that means that the trade deficit will expand and in many ways the u.s. economy right now is looking similar to the way it did in the mid one nine hundred eighty s. during the period of reaganomics it was another era of twin deficits and it was another area that ended rather badly it was a period of extreme volatility in financial markets and also in policymaking so my concern is that the u.s. looks good for now but that the situation over the course of the next year or so is
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going to deteriorate quite rapidly and potentially traumatically so the u.s. is heading for a fall it may not be imminent but it's coming at some stage. what about china's debt and growth challenges where you think those are heading in two thousand and nineteen well china is in a very very difficult situation at the moment the economy is slowing down a bit on the lying level and at the same time we have a corporate sector which is still hugely indebted and we have issues of transparency around the economy this is generating a lot of uncertainty where foreign investors are concerned and of course on top of that we have the growing protectionist issues which it faces as a result of of u.s. trade policy so china is in a tough place. also in addition we have a number of underlying tensions in the chinese economy which have been around for a long time tensions between a capitalist economy and
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a communist government tensions between the economies economic growth and the underlying environmental problems it has tensions between the rural areas and the urban areas tensions between the rich and the poor and some stage my sense is that all of these issues are going to result in a crisis of some kind unfortunately i don't feel smart enough to tell you precisely when that's going to happen but when you have this number of issues coming together at the same time it is pretty clear that some juncture in the future the economy is going to get into trouble it's going to suffer some kind of traumatic experience policymakers also a finding it much harder in china to navigate their way through these series of issues that they're confronting sort of slamming their foot on the accelerator and then slamming their foot on the brake is an approach which has worked thus fall but
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there is a sense that it's generating. deteriorating returns it's just not as official . approach in managing the economy as it has been in the past and that's another reason why i fear that some states they're going to get into trouble let's turn our attention to europe then from bragg's it to the protests facing the french president to i'm a cols departure from germany a lot of political uncertainty how do you think that's going to impact the continent's economy in twenty nineteen well we're already seeing indicators of business confidence soften and soften quite significantly in the eurozone and there's no doubt that trade and politics are probably the two primary drivers of that suffering of confidence and i think the outlook is a little bit worrying the economy in europe is losing momentum and there's no sign that the sort of upsurge in populist politics is going to go away any time soon
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brics it is another issue it's probably going to be a lot more damaging for the united kingdom it is for europe but nevertheless it is just one more consideration one more concern and i think beneath the surface as well with europe the fact is that the eurozone remains what i call a rather hof by tensity a lot of its institutions are incomplete and my real concern is that when the or next recession does come around europe could once again see itself facing a sort of existential crisis very much along the lines that we saw between two thousand and ten and two thousand and thirteen is there any upside to all that we could perhaps take hope from for twenty nine t. well the good news is that the world economy is still expanding at the moment there's no doubt about that but you know underneath the surface all these issues will have to be addressed at some stage the risks are many and various and i
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certainly take the view that markets at the moment haven't quite taken on board all of those downside threats has been some adjustment since september also. but the reason i think the potential for markets everywhere to fall further and i come back to this point that we are facing the great politicize ation ben bernanke he the former federal reserve chair called the period in the one nine hundred ninety s. and early two thousand is the great moderation this is the great politicize ation and it makes it extremely difficult to know what is going to happen in the world economy but what we do know from history it sounds like you approve this and the next financial crisis is so when's it going to hit let us be ready for it then shall we. i'm not smart enough to tell you when the next financial crisis is going to come but what i am i think clever enough or cognizant enough of history to know
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is that populism doesn't tend to end well what i know from my experience is that bad policy leads to a bad outcome and in the context of populism we are going to be confronted i believe by a lot of bad policy choices a lot of nativism a lot of interventions which perhaps are necessary a lot of wrong turnings and i think that is again something which leaves us in a very dangerous very threatened situation all right thanks so much for your analysis on that russell jones there giving us his thoughts on the outlook for the year ahead well still to come on counting the cost microchip ing employees is it ethical would you volunteer why some companies are already doing it. but first nearly two thousand venezuelans cross the border into peru every day and that's likely to continue into the new year after colombia peru now hosts more venezuelans trying to escape economic hardship than any other country but on the
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sanchez has been following their stories from the. when i find nothing i mean is going to buy you has been selling coffee on the streets of lima since she arrived from venice willing november the thirty two year old is qualified in food quality control but she's afraid she'll get in trouble for trying to work in an industry she knows well she missed the october deadline to apply for a work permit by just a few weeks i'm afraid we came here to work legally and to be in the country legally i don't want to do anything against the law to do so so-called foreign police along with immigration officials are conducting inspections across the capital to ensure venus williams half the required permits to work out of the muzzle by the immigration chief. said the briefly detained some than a swell and for security reasons. sadly some people have committed crimes and that
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makes us sad because it affects the way peruvian see them and it also makes peruvians afraid. of the immigration office and many are rushing to apply for work permits before yet another deadline december thirty first they do says it won't issue any more after that they would try i haven't waited for the last minute but it's been very difficult because i still don't have a certificate from interpol. immigration authorities say they've increased the number of personnel and office hours to help these venezuelans get their paperwork done fast but they also say eighty five thousand venezuelans have missed their appointments and twenty thousand have not picked up their approved permits. six hundred thirty five thousand in a swim and snow living according to official estimates you know he. says she feels lucky that she crossed the border in time to work legally. i pride in august they gave me a portal you just know i don't know what will happen to those who get here after
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the situation in venezuela is a tragedy officials say those winter. tobar can only apply for asylum now but emily's kind of this doesn't guarantee a job you get that we've got it but didn't when i applied for asylum they gave me a paper that allows me to work but no one is accepting it as valid. on average two thousand in a sewer lines cross into a bit of every day they do re and official say they will not issue work permits after december but for now they will keep the border open to those fleeing the deepening economic and political crisis back home of crude oil fell almost twenty five percent in two thousand and eighteen and for petro depended economies here in the gulf that's not welcome news over the year to come government budgets may have to make some adjustments iran for example already feeling the pain after being hit by u.s. sanctions on its oil industry the latest government spending plan shows revenues
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are down sharply as inflation sause the government is promising to meet people's basic needs across the wider region a growing youth population need stronger economic growth to create jobs diversification away from oil is a big part of that let's get more now on the outlook for the middle east region's economy in the year ahead i'm joined by. a senior policy analyst at the social and economic survey research institute cutter university welcome back good to have you in the studio again so are people in the region heading towards better economic times in two thousand and nineteen would you say long or not so much chile the what most people expect is a tougher twenty nineteen actually the prices of oil are not expected to be very high and the prices of. gas are expected not to be high level they've been during twenty eight in so not
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a very good situation for the middle east region generally speaking no expectation that will make further production cuts and that will stabilize all prices at least from falling further so there are two things here there is a pick and opec plus opec is the traditional opec opec plus is when russia and some other countries may join in default to make further curt's and to influence the price of oil. you know to have a higher price of crude the problem is that russia which is the key player outside of opec but joining in. us does not have much interest in making so many cuts it has agreed on one not so long ago it didn't have much influence i don't expect them to make a strong cuts in twenty nineteen the last time you came in we talked about diversification though these are common is posed to be heading towards more sort of knowledge base economies where did that go then well unfortunately due to lower
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oil prices which is the key commodity for masts of the oil exporting countries of the region for most of the countries of the arab peninsula especially but also in northern africa so they didn't hit their targets no no no not at all they are far below and it's not the first year if the region's economies haven't been able to perhaps invest as much in knowledge based economy economic plans i guess there's no fallback position in terms of if or prices a way that they have something else to look towards to generate income yes indeed there is a strong concern here that they are still heavily reliant on this one commodity that they don't control so much the old good time where opec could make a difference are gone everyone agrees on that now we. close is not that strong so all these diversification that the tried to implement through grand infrastructure
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projects our development of more and the likes based economy are significantly delayed so for instance has chanced its targets and for now we are twenty one thousand won't be that much different than in twenty eighteen but it will only make this diversification postpone even further mention saudi arabia one of the gulf economic heavyweights its assets came under pressure in two thousand and eighteen didn't it yes yes the deeds for a number of reasons. there were some oil concerns of course as we've mentioned the price of oil has decreased but there were also some more political factors but. fair the war in yemen which finally came to the attention of political decision makers in in america but also across europe and some other countries and some of the spats with trade former trade partners if i must say of saudi arabia canada for
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a short time with germany source said over the months which have been affecting very negatively the economic expansion of the saudi economy that you think that will continue in two thousand and nineteen well i don't expect such a series of bad news happening to saudi arabia because that has been quite exceptional but what we unfortunately can expect is that the higher you leave the world of investment into the saudi economy that they were expecting will not happen either because people are scared for now people in the west they are in a wait and see situation they want to see what's happening if there is some more calm if there is an economy growth and then they may invest that hasn't been or wait and see in the gulf right because cutter on the other hand seems to be defying expectations in terms of attracting capital given that there's no end in sight that we can see to the blockade it's ass or. with the best performing in the engine right yes but qatar as you've said is a very different situation qatar is first is mostly
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a gas exporting country it's not so much relying on oil and gas really formed in terms of the growth. or are there is not the same kind of competition on the international markets for outlets for natural gas than there is for oil oil has seen a surge from the north america essentially from the u.s. and especially from texas which has been extraordinary over the past year in gas this has happened there has been a growth in australia especially but this was not just to the same extent and also there is a one key element is that china now is shifting more towards imports of natural gas than all the sources of combustion saw it's trying to reduce its use of coal and its use of oil if it can it's difficult but please to try to have their growth in energy demand compensated with increased amounts of natural gas so this is driving these huge need for natural gas driving the prices up so qatar is benefiting from
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this shift industry chinese economy while saudi arabia is suffering from a number of earth of elements including lower oil prices the gas versus oil that's an interesting dynamic where does that leave a country like iran is it heading towards more recession and twenty nineteen because of the reimposition of u.s. sanctions well this is what most people expect india to the reason is that all do iran has a lot of gas reserves it actually does not exploited or selita broad's so much gas reserves need a lot of infrastructure investment to be able to be used commercially is difficult to get when you've when you're under sanction absolutely and sore now for two decades the arabians have tried to develop their natural gas sector or but they've not been aged to. make very significant developments of their capacities. they are heavily reliant on oil and oil as i've just said is not expecting to grow much
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higher actually it has decreased a lot in twenty eight eighteen and people think it will remain under the sixty dollars or level maust of twenty nine thousand which is to look for the iranian budget. finally on the global economic outlook if that slows down as some are expecting where does that i want to make sure even bleak about what does that leave the region well the region indeed is very much depending structurally depending on the global demand for energy which is completely related to the global economic growth if there is these stocks many fear it may happen well then indeed it will negatively affect some oil and gas exporting countries of the middle east some more than others again iran may be very severely affected saudi arabia to.
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gas countries such as qatar less soul but steel all will feel the impact of a global recession or global stocks which is what is most expected by many long good to have you with us thanks so much for coming in thanks amy good to be here. well saudi arabia announced a major cabinet shake up as the year came to an end significant changes include the appointment of former finance minister ibrahim alas out of the post of foreign minister south was briefly detained during crown prince mohammed bin sandman's anti corruption crackdown last year there's also a new national security adviser for the crown prince retains his wide ranging powers over the economy the reshuffle is the first shake up of the kingdom's power structures since the killing of journalist jamal ji and finally a microchip in your path is a good idea if they tend to roam away from home but if your employer wants to do the same thing several british companies are considering offering timely micro chip
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implant similar to those for pets but for their employees it's voluntary of course but as new barco reports there are concerns the risks may outweigh the benefits. the future is a wave of a hand away in case you missed it here it is again. this is a whole new level of security no keys or access cards difficult to steal and copy but the technology requires a certain level of commitment that is not for the faint hearted. so this is where the micro chip implant story begins for those who want them at least a clinical setting a sterile environment with some rather daunting bits of medical kit so talk us through what happens next so far as part of a seizure is why when acetic the points of interest you.
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just make a small incision. and then finally rob a large need to out and that we first just i'll stop you there for me in my case at least i think i've already was no is because it really hurt completely pain free the u.k. firm biotech office implants to businesses and individuals is fitted one hundred fifty implants in the u.k. so far and the number is rising assistive technology from sable people implant. banking security general use of contact as payments passport date will be stored on these microchips and embedded in your hand comes down to convenience i suppose for people it's very hard to lose your hand it's easy to lose it so a lot of sun demographics will not convenient this is one of several implant firms reportedly in discussions with british financial and legal companies the names of the companies are being closely guarded this isn't new technology microchips have
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been implanted in tents for many years but the prospect of implanting them in employees to spark concerns from trade unions back tipping gives even more control and power to be an employer and that comes with inherent risks and dangers overdressed inventors a shouldn't just be ignored by an employer everyone needs to other into consideration and their definition be pressuring any workers into every market biotech companies say the technology should be voluntary and that people must have a right to privacy but with one swedish bio hacks claiming to have already implanted four thousand ppi. shipping could eventually become the. society's embrace the. making is easy to track on a daily basis. there may be few places left to truly escape from technology and that's our show for this way but remember you can. twitter.
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a tourist coach in egypt kills four people close to the world famous giza pyramids on the outskirts of cairo. syria's military says has entered the city of man being shot to being invited by kurdish fighters to protect them against turkish forces but the u.s. military disputes the claim. two people die in ongoing protests ahead of sunday's elections in the democratic republic of congo with voting suspended in three opposition strongholds. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu visits brazil deepening ties with the incoming right wing president. our top story a roadside bomb targeting tourists have killed at least four people near the giza pyramids in egypt at least ten others were injured when a tour bus was hit south of the capital cairo fulcher judge as the latest. egyptian
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security services quickly cordoned off the area where the roadside bomb exploded the improvised homemade bomb was placed near a wall on mar u.t.s. street in a district near the giza pyramids the dead were part of a group of fourteen vietnamese on a tour bus being driven around historic sites is an issue that not the most important think is to provide medical care to all those who were injured we give our in the best condolences to those who lost their lives in this incident whether egyptian or the tourist who died. egyptians and tourists have been targeted in recent years as egypt tries to suppress on groups in sinai peninsula the conflict there has occasionally spilled over to cairo and resort towns and on groups have targeted tourists by the. sometimes attacks such as this one can of course it may even happen again in the future and it isn't a country in the world where we can say is one hundred percent safe. in november
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gunmen opened fire on two buses up the nile river from cairo the ambush in the minya province in central egypt took the lives of at least seven people who were returning from a baptism eighteen others including children were wounded eisel claimed responsibility for the attack. in march in chips interior ministries top security official survived an assassination attempt in alexandria which took the lives of two policeman and injured five others major general mustafa was targeted by a roadside explosion which struck his convoy near is headquarters there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack which came two days before egyptians began voting in a presidential election. a bomb attack three years ago killed egypt's state prosecutor he bought a cot as his convoy was driving through a busy up market eastern suburb of heliopolis. in may of two thousand and seventeen
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gunmen attacked a bus and cars traveling through southern egypt twenty six people were killed and twenty five others injured according to the health ministry witnesses said mouse man opened fire after stopping the bus and cars there were no immediate claims of responsibility for this attack which came on the eve of the holy month of ramadan the talk was followed by a series of church bombings claimed by eisel. in two thousand and seventeen two ukrainian tourists were killed and four others injured during an attack in the red sea resort town of who hada security services said a suspected eisel member swam from a public beach onto a private resort and began stabbing tourists. tourism has been an important factor for the egyptian economy prior to the arab spring uprising against the former president hosni mubarak in two thousand and eleven some fifty million tourists would vacation there that number dropped significantly since then down to about five million annually due to concerns over the security situation as attacks
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against tourists have made headlines around the world armed groups have killed hundreds of egyptian soldiers and police since the army toppled the first democratically elected president of egypt mohamed morsi in two thousand and thirteen paul chowder john al jazeera ok let's talk to tough economy to he's a senior fellow at the potomac institute for policy studies and author of inside jihad understanding and confronting radical islam tough economy to have the egyptian authorities done enough to combat this kind of thing. and i believe they have done some things but i don't believe they are enough to really control the whole phenomenon of radicalism that he actually usually from the egyptian government is against the order of is focused on the security dimension of the problem and also on the political dimension like political islam but they have
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some limitations in addressing the ideological component even though president the c.c.m. self address did several times but the religious scholars are very reluctant specie allows our are very reluctant to take activist tapes to to weaken and decide this ideology correctly and without fighting the ideology all the efforts you do will be in vain or will be not effective because the ideology can bring another cases for ever as long as you treat it with your reading of the timing of this. excuse me sir what do you make of the timing of this particular incident is the time significant yeah yeah absolutely it's very significant because number one it occurred before the new year eve and this is very significant the obvious these are the kills all the terrorists wants to hit the economy hardly
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and this is the beginning of a change also for the target everybody in the last a few a couple of years there was not a single at back against the tourists for two years and the main mainly the attacks were again is the security forces and the military now they are shifting the target so this is frightening by itself it's carrying a new message and also the timing is a real event because i use this has been defeated at least as you graphically in some places like iraq and syria and now we're expected leave the many of them are returning back with the knowledge. how to make these bombs with desire. to bring more atrocities so i think it's that timing is crucial you have a situation that is that sensitive and the can can and has been utilized very well economy kelly they want to hear the economy they want to send a message to tourists don't come to this area we are changing our target to you and
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now you have the other users factor coming in plays that could be that's very serious is it almost predictable at a time when i saw is very much on the back foot in syria on the back foot in iraq not so much in libya that this kind of thing might happen if this is the work of oil so we don't know that yet might happen or does happen in egypt it is predictable but you can predict eight at the at the concept level you come to predict a specific at that based on this it's just a message that is these fighters are moving in order to turning back and you should probably expect that something is going to happen. the some people also related to opening the border with gaza with hamas people coming in there is something or as about this as well so the predictions are the above the specific city of the attack or if that that's very hard to predict but you can generally understand there is
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a possibility of more at that's coming when i started to live in iraq and syria and come back to it's or egypt or some of the original countries like egypt and other places so you would expect the episode if the higher possibility of having at tax in the area traffic permit in washington thank you very much. pleasure and honor. the syrian army says it sent to the northern city of man be invited in by syrian kurds fearing an attack by turkey but the u.s. military says it see no evidence to back that claim the syrian kurdish alliance marks a major shift just a week since president announced he wants u.s. forces out of syria is one of the last remaining flashpoints of the war in a strategic location thirty kilometers south of the turkish border in early twenty fourteen eisel defeated local rebel forces and took control of the city in june twenty sixth in an offensive by a u.s.
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backed coalition with the main armed syrian kurdish group the wire p.g. read took man beach and the surrounding region coalition forces including u.s. and french troops remain on the outskirts of man b. but with the pullout of u.s. troops from syria the white p.g. fears turkey will invade and seek to drive them out ankara considers the wipe e.g. a terrorist group mohamed atta reports now from gaza yet on the turkey syria border . syrian cuts say they have been forced to cut a deal with the with president bashar al assad after they were abundant by bolts from foreign nationals the complete withdrawal of u.s. troops from syria a few days ago. the cards appealed to the syrian government for protection following threats of a military offensive by thuggish president taught talk the city of mumbai age when many kurds leave. kaddish leaders say they would rather try their luck into the cities with the city indrajit and risk on all out military offensive from
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neighboring taking. the syrian government quickly responded response to the appeal of the people and man british general command of the army and the armed forces announces the entry of units of the syrian arab army to be and raising the flag of the syrian arab republic they armed forces guarantee the full security of all syrians and others who were present in the region army commanders say troops arrived in mumbai john friday morning to fly the syrian flag over government buildings for the first time in six years without claims been disputed by people living in the united states military and the tech is competent it say's assad's forces remain confined to the countryside surrounding monday sooty in we know that syria is making psychological effects a psychological edge demand we know there is a situation where they are in flag has been hoisted but there is nothing confirmed serious yet. peeled by city and cuts for help from the said regina is being seen as
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their first medical suchan since seizing control of lot and he has often molson and is then sitting here and creating an area of self rule when the tech is military and a life city and rebel fighters launched a ground offensive to take up to the majority cottage region of a free in almost a year ago the kaddish y p d militia fought for two months. before heading to withdraw to the safety of areas where u.s. troops are based this time the city and kurds have nowhere else to go. major elephant and their own today how wrong. will it take advantage of such always that order will be at their detriment city and democratic forces control forty percent of. the thousand flights. combined the kurds appeal for help from assad's forces is seen as another boost for his dissident at least as the. wind.
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out of leaders have also in recent days taken steps to rehabilitate the brutal assad regime both the u.a.e. and opening embassies in damascus shot since the beginning of the civil war and city into it is something welcomed in tunisia direct flights from tunis to damascus to see him for the first time in seven days. a talk show fanciful in mumbai just not a foregone conclusion us yet it's russia strongest ally that holds the key to what happens from here on in also today a high level delegation from turkey will travel to moscow for talks with the russian officials on the way forward mohamed atta well just doesn't. the u.s. republican senator marco rubio says he wants a gradual rather than a sudden withdrawal of u.s. forces rubio on the senate foreign relations and intelligence committee says a slower departure would help protect u.s.
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israeli and kurdish interests in the region also in jordan joins us live from washington what's the senator's big concern heroes. well there are two concerns first the senator is very much concerned about the well being of kurdish fighters who have been working alongside u.s. and syria defense forces to try to eradicate i still four says in eastern syria there is a real concern that with the u.s. his departure that turkey will not go after any remaining isilon partisans but instead will go after the kurdish fighters and try to wipe them out suggesting that they are affiliated with the p k k which is considered a terrorist group by both the united states and by turkey the other concern is that you are having a perhaps a power vacuum being created again by the u.s. departure in which the iranian officials may be able to move in to that part of
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syria and help consolidate some of the power on behalf of bashar assad the syrian president that is something else which neither the u.s. nor israel want here's more of what marco rubio had to say on friday we have been able to sort of get the pace of the treat or withdraw slowed which is important i think for persepolis draw would have been catastrophic for various reasons that we can outline the moment. a lot of attention has been paid to northeast syria and our presence alongside the turks aside the kurds are probably the us but we also have a presence in southern syria which is largely an anti hezbollah presence in essence we have a base in which we have a so. it's an enormous number of u.s. personnel but around it is sort of a security zone and it's that serve not just to protect about fifty thousand migrants that are living in that zone but it is sort of made it difficult for iran and their surrogate hezbollah to operate right on the border with israel if there
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were drawn close that area as well which i anticipated does it has other implications. ross this condemnation how significant will this be for the trumpet ministration. well really what this signals is that marco rubio who is a republican is one of a number of republicans and a growing number i should stress that are raising serious questions about the trumpet ministrations foreign policy there's been widespread bipartisan condemnation of trump's decision to withdraw all u.s. forces from syria as well as withdraw about half of the fourteen thousand troops that are over in afghanistan but when you put this together with last month's decision to really crack down on the shape and the scope of the u.s. saudi relationship with the senate voting in the last couple of weeks to not just
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can down the u.s. support for the saudi coalition in the yemeni civil war and to end u.s. support for that war but also condemning the saudi crown prince mohammed bin saddam on for the killing of the writer jamal khashoggi this really does seem to be a turning point where you're going to see members of congress from both parties questioning and pushing back against some of the things that donald trump would like to do it's something that a u.s. president has not really had because here in this country it's been considered that the president gets to dictate foreign policy but it seems as if that both republicans and democrats now are saying to the u.s. president not so fast there are bigger interests here and just because you have a sense of how a situation ought to be handled is not the way we want to see it handled when it comes to getting more of an equivalent bre i'm almost rose will that maybe get to
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a better place for the trumpet ministration when he stops having so many quotes acting people in place what he's got three acting top jobs at the moment being filled by people who aren't substantially in those positions. well that's a really ongoing problem and when you take a look at specifically the state department there are many deputy and assistant secretary. that have not been filled not to mention a sizable number of ambassadorships that have not been nominated much less confirmed by the u.s. senate so this isn't ministration has been running for the past couple of years really not with all of its people in place and there has been considerable turn so does this mean that the president is suddenly going to find some sort of equilibrium in trying to run the government maybe not because if he's putting forward people that people in the u.s.
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senate don't consider qualified there are any number of mechanisms they can use to slow down or reject those nominations it's really not going to be a change from what we've already thing rose thanks a lot. flash flooding has destroyed camps for internally displaced people in syria's province more than twenty five thousand people lost their makeshift homes this video posted on social media is said to show one of several camps in the region that's being submerged. saudi arabia sorts of played its government reshuffle that we were discussing yesterday saying it was expected this week at the end of the cabinets four year term on thursday king solomon demoted his foreign minister. who will now serve as a minister of state it follows a diplomatic backlash against the kingdom after the killing of journalist in october with a new saudi foreign minister insists the government is not in crisis the
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relationship between my country and the vast majority of the countries of the world is an excellent change. so. of course they will. continue the air force that had been built over many years and by the way very proud to be following this face and preserve their face and this is important mission palestinian protester in gaza has been shot dead by israeli forces eight others were injured by live bullets or rubber coated steel rams even five thousand people demonstrated after friday prayers at the border fence regular protest have been held since march with palestinians demanding the right to return to their ancestral lands controlled by israel the palestinian authority says two hundred forty five people have been killed since the demonstrations began. plus more ground still to cover for you here on the news hour including putting a stop to diesel vehicles in germany where the government is under real pressure to
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clean up its act. and in the sports news after a lengthy injury layoff it's a losing return to action tennessee's world number two. u.s. president donald trump to close the border with mexico completely if he doesn't get funding approved for his proposed border wall mr trump tweeted we will be forced to close the southern border entirely if the obstruction is democrats don't give us the money to finish the war and also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our country is saddled with the u.s. homeland security secretary is visiting the southern border after two children died in the custody of american officials this month a post-mortem has shown that eight year old philippe gomez along who died on monday was suffering from the flu before him seven year old jacqueline calm akin lost her
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life just hours after crossing over from mexico. hundreds of people seeking asylum were forced to spend christmas in a car park and bus shelters in the city of el paso in texas with is that more moral for them similar conditions gabe elizondo joins us live now from the city on the mexican border good just walk us through what we're expecting to see the in the coming hours. well that's a big question i can tell you what immigration advocates are hoping they don't see in the coming hours and that's what we saw on christmas here earlier this week when dozens of migrant families in asylum seeking families were just left out in this treats here in the middle of the night it's unclear if will see a repeat of that but immigration officials here are not discounting it meaning that they're leaving the door open to the fact they could maybe do that again as unbelievable as that might sound now since then and it was
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a public relations disaster as you can probably imagine not to mention a humanitarian disaster for the immigrants that were left out in the middle of the night on the streets of a country and that they don't know in a language that they don't speak most of them so it's. official are still releasing migrants in large numbers from detention but they're trying to take them directly to shelters but the shelters are now here in this city are now at capacity so the big question will be will immigration officials continue to take that very dramatic step to release people on the streets and that's what we're waiting to find out what the people live saying about old is. he out passes a big city of about six hundred fifty thousand people it's the biggest u.s. city that's right on the border this is a city that normally well for vibrant city they're very accustomed to migrants
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passing through this city in very large numbers many of the people here that live here migrants and. silva spanish is the dominant language of the city so people were really quite frankly we talked to were shocked to see this this is unprecedented that that migrants would be just left out in a in a car park like what we saw earlier this week so you've seen elected officials here that have now been saying they want investigations into how this could happen pressuring. people to try to figure out why this happened but the bottom line here peter is that. paso as a city it's very far away from the holes of power in washington and the border and migration policy is quickly becoming politicized and here in el paso what we're seeing is asylum seekers that are now really just pawns in this political game gabriel things for much. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu is in
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brazil and has promised stronger bilateral ties he's been using the far right president elect john in rio in the first visit by an israeli premia to the country there was no mention of brazil's anticipated move of its embassy in israel to jerusalem john heilemann has more now from sao paulo. in coming brazilian president are you able so not who has been looking to strengthen ties with israel for some time and the visit by israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in some ways the coma nation now this is not a small be israel the support of brazil remember that this is the biggest economy in south america being coming brazilian president and so why has he done this it's certainly a break with previous administrations in the last few years in brazil now perhaps among the chief reasons is that of president trump in his administration in the
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united states variable sonando seen him as a sort of kindred spirit that both right. when populists they both like to use social media rather than the press to get their message out and they both to cry what they would probably see as political correctness now obviously the united states has moved their embassy to jerusalem but something that in the past incoming president wilson out of his own so pledged to do and that sort of support will be very welcome to the israeli prime minister as you hear now. there's a. huge boost over here. and it's hard to believe that in the context for. you because. the brother. you mention is really. compassionate great question is what is the problem with. the problem this is a bit of
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a change to brazil the leftist of ministrations that have governed it for most of the twenty first century so far favored the two state solution and showed some support for palestine the country was formally recognized as a sovereign state in brazil in two thousand and ten and in many ways this is something that i you also know as well would like to break with that past he'd like to leave his own legacy and support for israel is part of that how is it going to affect him and certainly not all positively in the arab nations this isn't going to be a message that's going to be very well welcomed and brazil actually sells a lot of allow me and also chicken to many of those countries so this is going to be something that's not going to be positive for brazil we'll have to see how it plays out and how once he's president of the country that's going to happen on the first of january. or not oh look to handle that relationship with israel and also
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with palestine. let's talk to your c. michael berg he's a professor of international relations at regents university is there a natural overlap between these two men anything you know where you say there logically there are there are there are close but also practically i think in a town you know where he's going to go shooting on the show gives general shift that takes into two tones denied him in the world not only in brazil in other places too and he thinks there is an opportunity for him to create as he mentioned earlier in the press conference talking about motherhood and the more. you would like to sleep sleep sure if you lose a limb you would like to brace with the issues of syria iran. the problem by syrian issue do not eat you want to see this kind of he sees
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a window of opportunity and why it's our esteemed president and those in the two wheels of fate. also know people are girling in hungary what happens in italy e.c. is that it is an opportunity. for windows blinds the issues once again and ballast and favor of what he says in favor of or see israel but also in your ability to meet is the plumber thickly and also economically mr micawber i'm going to draw our conversation to a close there which i apologize the skype line to london perhaps not as good as it maybe could have been we'll maybe come back to if we can in the next few hours the protests over the exclusion of three areas from sunday's election have continued for a second day in eastern parts of the democratic republic of congo two people have died in the violence a presidential candidate has taken legal action to stop the election commission from delaying some voting until next year catherine soy reports now from kinshasa.
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demonstrators in benny easton d.r. congo are not letting up rallying for the second successive day protesting against a three month postponement of voting in beni temple and all of them opposition strongholds police and soldiers fired tear gas and bullets to disperse them. the electoral commission says one and a quarter million voters from those areas will be voting on sunday because of the a ball outbreak and security problems and the electoral process is a sensitive issue in an interview with al jazeera outgoing president joseph kabila says the election process is going on fairly smoothly under the circumstances this is politics such incidents and this is a country with eighty million inhabitants with six hundred political parties with a million views that crash and you're bound to have differently
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here and a number of issues the electoral commission has also closed one thousand six hundred voting stations of the capital kinshasa is an opposition stronghold with over four million voters and nearly a thousand polling stations most of the city's electronic voting machines were recently destroyed in a warehouse fire phillips you see katie one of the main presidential candidates says what's happening is a deliberate attempt by the electoral commission to wreck the election is that. what's happening binion provocation they want us to have protests with possible violence. we'll be happy about that because the allows him to stay on until there is a new president's you want to give him the satisfaction of the lead up to sandy's poll has been chaotic it was supposed to happen two years ago but was postponed because of a lack of money and every benyon in the center of the country critics accused president
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kabila of deliberately delaying the election to cling onto power and security forces work used of killing dozens during months of protests which are continuing right up to the eve of the election. one opposition candidate has called for a general strike in the capito many people are poor and using a day's pay could be no food for their families most people here are told that they can't afford that they want and they also think that high and just want to go to the polls on that day they also want to read what they're left and to get on with their life in kinshasa many doubt whether the election will be either free or fair or they just want to get on with it and protestants in the east of the country complaining of the exclusion from sunday's election say they remain in the streets until their voice is high catherine solely on his iraq kinshasa. and you can hear more of what the president joseph kabila had to say in his interview with al
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jazeera as malcolm webb you can see it in full on our talk to al-jazeera program first broadcast on saturday at four thirty g.m.t. and then of course to the website al-jazeera. still to come here on the news for you will tell you why doctors in zimbabwe are still on strike. and in sports redemption for the screw up on the sailings toughest races and d.c. with that story in about fifteen minutes. we've had some wet weather wintry weather and some tornadoes pushing across parts of the u.s. the tornadoes down into the south making the way for the race was a long line of cloud big thick area cloud here but what that very disturbed weather it is in the process of moving out into the atlantic clear skies coming behind nazi
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battle the temperatures from new york and all safe that they say all changes because i wanted to sunday temperatures while down ninety four degrees celsius there for new york a fair bit of cloud across southern possible fourteen degrees there for atlanta six celsius in dallas and on the cool side meanwhile we'll see temperatures on the cold side for los angeles as well at least sixteen degrees to fourteen celsius there for san francisco further north that will be some snow coming in across the rockies and that also continues up into where that western side of canada meanwhile in the caribbean is lossy fine and dry we have got want to see showers just around the western side of the caribbean but for the most parties because if you showers just around the correct your cost to recreate for the next couple of days but looking at it by a lot fair weather clouds rolling in perhaps one or two showers just coming into the leeward islands as we go on through sunday for the west is five and try to make a we'll see temperatures in kingston getting up to thirty one degrees.
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papers or to one of science and i go into marriage on al-jazeera. welcome back you're watching al-jazeera news our live from doha these are your headlines a roadside bomb targeting tourists has killed at least four people near the easter pyramids in egypt think three and used to arrests and an egyptian tour guide has been no claim of responsibility. u.s.
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republican senator marco rubio says he wants progress chilled rather than a sudden squall of u.s. forces earlier the syrian army said it's entered the northern city of monday's invited in by syrian kurds fearing an attack by turkey for the u.s. military disputes that claim. donald from perth to close the border with mexico if he doesn't get funding from congress for his proposed border wall it's a raising of the stakes by the u.s. president and his standoff with democrats there's a partial government shutdown. security forces in sudan have fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse antigovernment protesters thousands rallied in the capital khartoum and other cities for a tenth day there's anger over rising prices some protesters are now calling for an end to president obama or bush years twenty nine year rule morgan is in khartoum. it's another day of at a government protest and that indicates that people are not willing to listen to the government because the government have been saying that they're going to try to
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these new comic reforms and they're going to try to improve the situation and they said that they want people to be a little bit more tolerant a little bit more patient but today's protests in several cities in khartoum and several other parts of the country is showing that people don't want to listen to the government and the people are going to continue to protest and demand the president step down after twenty nine years of rule of the government have also been accused of using brutal force by the u.n. and other foreign governments they've been responding with live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protesters who've been marching every single day for the past nine days and it's on the. only protesting that people have been. carrying out to try to voice their demands that the president step down some of them have also been on strike they've been doctors in that area who announce that they're going to go on strike until the government stepped down and we've also seen some journalists as well and solidarity of journalists who were harassed and arrested while covering the protests they said that they're also going to go in national strike against the government until the government stands and so this is becoming more and more of a national movement now when the protest started it was more of
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a people's protest and they and the people who are protesting described it as a revolution but over the past few days we've seen opposition figures voicing their support and lending their support to the movement of protests around the country they're saying that the people who are protesting have legitimate reasons to protest they have legitimate reasons to voice their concerns and demand that the government leave and try to bring in a new interim government to power until elections are held but then look government has been responding by basically arresting of opposition figures nine opposition figures were arrested last night to basically scare of protesters after they've demanded their support to protesters for today's protests so the government has arrested several opposite opposition figures but that has not stopped people from protesting today and there are concerns that these protests will continue and that the police and and the military who have been deployed around the country will also use live ammunition to try to disperse the protesters and that would put their lives at risk there's still no end in sight to a month long strike by doctors in zimbabwe's public hospitals following threats
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being sanctioned their campaign for higher pay and better working conditions and patients are struggling to get life saving drugs from harare. a violet should be released hospital disappointed and in pain the sixty seven year old has cancer and the medication she needs has run out in public hospitals and doctors aren't strike she says she's been told to go to a private clinic for tests and to buy drugs there are no no my use when they go to buy a made big chemist they want me to pay in u.s. dollars i don't have my children can't help me because they don't in dollars only emergency cases are being seen at this public hospital junior doctors have not reported for duty in weeks they say they want to be paid in dollars not in local bond notes which devalued constantly they also want their working conditions improved we're looking for basics absolute basic things to use sterile gloves
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sometimes even just ordinary gloves for us to be able to examine patients safely urine bags we don't want a case where patient comes in we put in a catheter if it's available and the next thing is you've got urine all over the floor it's got to attach things like plastic bags the doctors say they are struggling to survive is the second time this year doctors walked out on strike the governor swung about rationing suspensions to more than five hundred of them without pay to add to the crisis necessary are overwhelmed and can't cope with politicians have told doctors this strike is illegal and have issued warnings of disciplinary hearings and potential sackings if they don't get back to work if they were for the people and they want to be doctors and want to care for the people they are seeing that it is what they are doing was wrong. but. we we are we have taken all of that we've taken out the mission
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to make sure that. was would be administered adequately. some of those measures include a living some drugs and medical equipment but it's not enough for the whole country striking doc to seem defiant saying threats by this appears to fire them once gave him off they insist these wards will stay empty until they get paid more. alan domingo a spokesman for zimbabwe's hospital doctors association he says doctors are only calling for basic necessities to be able to treat their patients this is the fight of our lives this is a fight for our lives and this is a fight for the lives of our patients we've decided to take this defined stand because as of october we issued a document which we call our founding affidavit a list of demands that we gave to the government and bare minimums that we would
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like to have in our hospitals and a bare minimum for conditions of service and bare minimums for our remuneration so that we can continue offering a good service for patients there is nothing more painful for a medical practitioner then to have a patient come to you in dire straits to have a patient come to you sick as a dog and you can do nothing but look at the because you don't even have the basic condiments to. to save their life. so this is exactly where we are and the government has not responded to any of our demands instead the only response that we have is a really heavy handed response where. through the labor court they've issued very heavy handed rulings. mass. dismissal mass
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dismissals have been planned and as we stand we have a great number of junior doctors who have been suspended by the government pending disciplinary hearings in january. the general election campaign in bangladesh has ended with more violence and arrests the opposition bangladesh nationalist party says nineteen activists have been arrested ahead of the vote on sunday police a supporter of the ruling awami league was killed the government's accused of arresting more than eight thousand opposition members since november police forcing a volcano exclusion zone in indonesia there are fears the krakatoa volcano might erupt again possibly triggering another tsunami at least four hundred twenty six people died last saturday when a five metre high wave flooded areas near the sun discreet on whedon's to the exclusion zone was widened and the alert level was raised broad reports now from pentagon in indonesia has been ten province. with the increase in the alert level
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a ministerial visit to the tsunami affected area coming to one of the observation post set up to see exactly what cracker towel is up to some fifty kilometers off shore they have been talking to geologists and volcanologists here who have used an opportunity a break in the weather early friday to get a visual fix on a crack at how what they have been seeing is a shift of further rock and lava down the sides of the volcano disappearing into the sea and clouds of steam this is of concern because of course it was a shift of the side of the volcano that caused the sun army last saturday the vulcanologist have also been reporting plumes of gas and two hundred to six hundred meters in the air but there have been even bigger plumes in the previous few days. and. before depicted in there was only around the world king or but since yesterday
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ash has been falling on the land with good options up to twenty five hundred meters high. when the tsunami happened many people simply sought refuge in their local mosque especially those that are uphill and away from the coast and the number are still providing a shelter this friday nearly a week on from the tsunami all of the mosques along this part of the coastline of java are busier than usual and i want to pray for the people who passed away and for those still living i want to pray for everyone this is i'm glad i'm praying we don't have another tsunami so everyone can go back to making a living because we all make a living from the coastal area most people here believe in the science and heed the warnings of the experts but when it comes to the possibility of a future more devastating tsunami people of faith will also believe that their destiny lies in the hands of a greater entity. britain's home secretary says recent attempts by migrants to
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cross the english channel from france represent a quote major incident such as javits remarks come in the seventy people were stopped in the past three days trying to reach the u.k. by crossing offices one of the world's busiest shipping lanes in rubber dinghies japanese seeking an urgent call with his french counterpart over the weekend diesel powered vehicles could soon be banned in some of germany's biggest cities the use threatening to find the german government for breaching air pollution levels and clean air is also being demanded by environmental campaigners not in barber now from berlin mikhail blue marco runs a small plumbing company of a limb that relies on quick deliveries to customers his employees use small diesel vans to get around he says he'd like to use green of vehicles but right now that's not feasible. it is all and. for a small firm like ours we can't afford to keep replacing our vehicles we bought our
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fleet of six vans years ago trusting in diesel and we're stuck with them. this street in central berlin is one of the city's busiest and not surprisingly emissions levels around here are above the legal limits now they've already brought in a thirty kilometer and i was the limit to try to do something about the problem but still very soon diesel vehicles completely apart from this area. the so-called diesel gate scandal focused attention on just how polluting diesel vehicles can be after german manufacturers including faults fagen and dime are admitted cheating emissions tests the government's promise to make the automakers pay for retrofitting in other words installing hardware to reduce emissions since february german cities have also had the right to hold a diesel vehicles to reduce air pollution should gas bring in a total body january and at least fifteen heavily polluted cities across germany could soon have similar restrictions but the german government says in other places it needn't come to that the european union's accepted limits of nitrogen dioxide or
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n o two emissions is forty micrograms per cubic meter but under the proposed changes places where the level exceeds that doesn't go above fifty micrograms would be exempt from diesel bans what also cities do is they modernize the buses and transport system at the moment quite intensively you can improve but going by bike you can also say we have an area in our town where we will no have very little have no traffic at all that's not nearly enough for campaigners who are currently suing dozens of municipalities over their failure to act they say the government's plan based on localised exemptions will leave drivers confused and do nothing to improve their quality they have now more than thirty thousand premature deaths in germany alone and alone due to the high and that's the concentration. so it's.
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a big crush.
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just pours news news and. thank you very much form australia camps in craig foster
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has told al jazeera that he believes the asian football confederation needs to step up its efforts on behalf of full of bahrain international hockey al-arabiya is facing extradition from thailand despite holding refugee status in australia the twenty five year old was arrested in bangkok last month on in supposed warrants put out by bahrain foster is now leading a campaign for al-arabiya to be returned to australia already kind of so be told should be sent back to bahrain or the footballer fled to australia and twenty fourteen where he was given political asylum he now plays for melbourne football club pascoe veil and absentia al-arabiya was sentenced in bahrain to ten years in prison for vandalizing a police station he denies all allegations he was on holiday in thailand at the end of november when all thoughts he's detained him at a bangkok airports foster says it's time for asian football bosses to make
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themselves heard we feel really deeply concerned that the i.f.c. at present. he is not to be advocating strongly enough on hockey games. and of course the i.o.c. president shakes. rainey him so and in fact only a couple of years ago came was very critical of what he alleges was shaikh salmond's role in the crackdown of a range of athletes including dollars so we need just say all right advocacy. publicly and privately from the i.o.c. from what is our regional confederation right now and we're very concerned that the i.o.c. president's a personal involvement in the matter is potentially great you dishing the amount of advocacy that the agent before confederation giving to arcane we're all praying and hoping that her game ultimately is released and whatever happens the entire
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football community globally is going to need the i c l one football and governance here in australia and to account for every action that they took throughout this process the poor kid has been in detention for over a month now so the question we're asking is is football working hard enough to uphold. human rights or the asian football confederation has now told al jazeera it's working with the games world governing body faith and the football association of thailand on the issue has also issued a response supports the calls for the tile storage cease to allow mr al-arabiya to return to australia where he currently enjoys refugee status at the earliest possible moment it's liverpool manager juergen klopp says the pressure and expectation around football is even more intense in england than in his native germany the former pressure dortmund coach has guided liverpool to the top of the premier league at the hall's white point in the season the club haven't won the
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title since one thousand nine hundred ninety. it's more than one two and it's more important for the people if your team is winning or not. i think people bet much more to. lose was a lot of people already said it kind of religion that's probably true they're directly in that in that area it's really it's really massive but then you come to liverpool and it's next level let's have a look at the top of the table is looking liverpool have a six point lead in the title race heading into saturday's home game against arsenal second place tottenham there at home to walls with defending champions manchester city down in third place fourth place chelsea they play crystal palace on sunday where chelsea managed of course by form and nothing boss merits or sorry he says it's time for it's howling authorities to take firmer action against racism on wednesday napoli defender. was targeted with abuse by in some other land fans
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inset will now have to buy their next two home games behind closed doors with no supporters as a punishment. when i was there. to make sure this while it is lots of room for one it gives the some go there in general a real ability to do because he is. really really really sorry for him but i think that in italy we can do something more for this problem in cricket south africa have beats in pakistan in the first test of their series half centuries from dean elgar and hashim amla help the same to a six train century and unbeaten sixty three was his first fifty in eleven innings is south africa closed out the match inside three days. rafael nadal made a losing return so action after a three month injury layoff dollars on the comeback trail after ankle surgery he
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was beaten here in three sets by south africa's kevin anderson at the world tennis championship that's taking place in abu dabi. world number one never djokovic she's looking good ahead of next month's australian open he beat russia's current catchin off at the same event will now play under seven in sunday's form. italy's dominant paris won the men's world cup downhill for the second year running on home snow before that sort of the winning moments in all me are slovenia's clemen cause he was airlifted to hospital after that crash race organizers said it suffered a suspected facial trauma and a broken nose but hadn't lost consciousness. one of the closest ever finishes to the sydney hobart yacht race is seen wild oats eleven take victory the lead change multiple times in the final hours of this series day race with four boats in the mix for the lead as they approached australia's southern tip last year while those
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still haven't crossed the finish line first only to get hit with a time penalty and miss out on the. ok that it's a sports looking for now more lighter moments that for me peter doubly for this news hour we're back in a couple of minutes with more on today's top headline news stories for you i will see you very soon.
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a roadside bomb attack near the giza pyramids in egypt at least ten of those were injured when a tour bus was hit south of the capital cairo the attack comes as egypt's vital tourism industry struggles to get back on its feet after he has a political turmoil and violence has pulled the judge again. egypt and security services quickly cordoned off the area where the roadside bomb exploded the improvised homemade bomb was placed near a wall on my u.t. a street in a district near the giza pyramids the dead were part of a group of fourteen vietnamese on a tour bus being driven around historic sites things and. not the most important think is to provide medical care to all those who were injured we give our deepest condolences to those who lost their lives in this incident whether egyptian or the tourist who died egypt sions and tourists have been targeted in recent years as egypt tries to suppress on groups since and i peninsula the conflict there has
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occasionally spilled over to cairo and resort towns and on groups have targeted tourists by the in the. sometimes attacks such as this one can of course it may even happen again in the future and it isn't a country in the world where we can say is one hundred percent safe. in november gunmen opened fire on two buses up the nile river from cairo the ambush in the minya province in central egypt took the lives of at least seven people who were returning from a baptism eighteen others including children were wounded eisel claimed responsibility for the attack. in march egypt's interior ministries top security official survived an assassination attempt in alexandria the attack two days before the presidential election killed two policemen and injured fire. of others. in may of two thousand and seventeen gunmen attacked a bus and cars traveling through southern egypt twenty six people were killed and twenty five others injured according to the health ministry the top was followed by
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a series of church bombings claimed by eisel. a few months later two german tourists were killed and four others injured during an attack in the red sea resort town of. tourism has been an important factor for the egyptian economy the country truck to twenty million tourists annually before the two thousand and eleven arab spring uprising against the former president hosni mubarak that number dropped to five million due to security concerns and global headlines about attacks against tourists since the army toppled egypt's first democratically elected president mohamed morsy in two thousand and thirteen armed groups have killed hundreds of the egyptian soldiers and police. al-jazeera. now the syrian army says it's entered the northern city of man be invited in by a syrian kurds fearing an attack by turkey but the u.s. military says it's seen no evidence to back that claim the syrian kurdish alliance
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marks a major shift just a week since president donald trump and he wants u.s. forces out of syria long beach is one of the last remaining flashpoints of the war in a strategic location thirty kilometers south of the turkish border in only twenty fourteen eisel defeated local rebel forces and took control of the city in june twenty sixth in an offensive backed by u.s. backed coalition with the main armed syrian kurdish group the y.p. g. reed took command be huge and the surrounding region coalition forces including u.s. and french troops remain on the outskirts of man be a huge part of the pullout of u.s. troops from syria the white p.g. fears turkey will invade and seek to drive them out ankara considers the y p g a terrorist group how are the reports now from go up on the turkey syria border syrian kurds say they're being forced to cut a deal with ricky moore president bashar al assad after they were abundant by donald trump. the complete withdrawal of u.s.
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troops from syria few days ago. the kurds appealed to the syrian government for protection following threats of a military officer by turkish president to attack the city of mumbai where many kurds leave. kurdish leaders say they would rather try their luck in the rescissions with the syrian brigade. all out military offensive from neighboring turkey. the syrian government quickly responded response to the appeal of the people in. the general command of the army and the armed forces announces the entry of units of the syrian arab army to each and raising the flag of the syrian arab republic the armed forces guarantee the full security of all syrians and others who are present in the region. army commanders say troops arrived in mumbai john friday morning to fly the syrian flag over government buildings for the first time in six years without claims being disputed by people living in the united states military
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and the tech is competent it say's assad's forces remain confined to the countryside surrounding money which shouldn't we know that syria is making psychological effects a psychological eg. we know there is a situation where they are in flag has been hoisted but there is nothing confirmed serious yet. peeled by city and cuts for help from the us sudrajat is being seen as their first medical suchan since seizing control of lot as he has often molson and is then city and creating them any elf sell food when the tech is military and alive city and rebel fighters launched a ground offensive to take up to the majority cottage region of a free in almost a year ago the cottage y p d militia fulfilled two months before heading to withdrawal to the safety of areas where u.s. troops are based these time the city and kurds have nowhere else to go. major elephant and their own today is how wrong. would it take advantage of such always
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that all would or would be at their death or a man city and democratic forces control thought to plus sense of city on how all those six the thousand flights and dates combined the cuts appeal for help from assad's forces is seen as another boost for his dissident at least a ship as the a.t.l. will wind down out of leaders hope also in recent days to can step through rehabilitation the brutal assad regime both the u.a.e. and bihari an army opening embassies in the mosque has shot since the beginning of the civil war and city into a disability welcomed in tunisia direct flights from tunis the most because to see him for the first time in seven days. a talk. for mumbly just not a foregone conclusion us yet it's russia strongest ally that holds the key to what happens from here on in also today a high level delegation from turkey will travel to moscow for talks with the
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russian officials on the way forward mohamed atta well just doesn't tell. us republican senator marco rubio says he wants a gradual rather than a sudden withdrawal of u.s. troops rubio who sits on the senate foreign relations committee says it's important to protect u.s. israeli and kurdish interests in the region also in jordan from washington the u.s. republican senator marco rubio says that there's a slight change of plans when it comes to the us his decision to withdraw its two thousand troops from syria here's the senator speaking in florida on friday we have been able to sort of get the pace of the tree or withdraw slowed which is important i think a persepolis withdrawal would have been catastrophic. for various reasons we can outline the moment. a lot of attention has been paid to northeast syria and our presence alongside the turks aside the kurds are probably the us but we also have
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a presence in southern syria which is largely an anti hezbollah presence the fact that marco rubio and others u.s. republicans are not endorsing donald trump's decision to pull all two thousand u.s. troops out of syria indicates that he is about to run into more pressure and more pushback from the u.s. congress in the coming year after years of giving the president out outsized decision to manage u.s. foreign policy there is a growing sense in the u.s. congress both among republicans and democrats that congressional leaders need to be engaged as well and how the u.s. deals with other countries engages in other crises and spends foreign policy money this is a sense of restarting a balance between the two branches of government they have not been seen perhaps since the late one nine hundred eighty s. protest over the exclusion of three areas from sunday's election have continued for a second day in eastern parts of the democratic republic of congo in the capital
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one presidential candidate has filed a case in the supreme court seeking to compel the election commission to reverse its decision to delay voting till next year catherine soy now reports from kinshasa . demonstrators in benny easton d.r. congo are not letting up rallying for the second successive day protesting against a three month postponement of voting in beni temple and all of them opposition strongholds police and soldiers fired tear gas and bullets to disperse them. the electoral commission says one and a quarter million voters from those areas will be voting on sunday because of the a ball outbreak and security problems and the electoral process is a sensitive issue in an interview with al jazeera outgoing president joseph kabila says the election process is going on fairly smoothly under the circumstances this
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is politics such incidents and this is a country with eighty million inhabitants with six hundred political parties with a million views that crush and you're bound to have differently here and a number of issues the electoral commission has also closed one thousand six hundred voting stations of the capital kinshasa is an opposition stronghold with over four million voters and nearly a thousand polling stations most of the city's electronic voting machines were recently destroyed in a warehouse fire phillips you see katie one of the main presidential candidates says what's happening is a deliberate attempt by the electoral commission to wreck the election is that. what's happening binion provocation they want us to have protests with possible violence we'll be happy about that because the cost of allows him to stay on until
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there is a new president's you want to give him the satisfaction of the lead up to sandy's poll has been chaotic it was supposed to happen two years ago but was postponed because of a lack of money and every belial in the center of the country critics of. used president has been often liberated lengthy election to cling onto power and security forces work used of killing thousands doing months of protests which are continuing right up to the eve of the election. when opposition candidate has called for a general strike in the copy told many people are poor and using a day's pay could be no food for their families most people here are told that they can't afford that they are and they also say that i am just want to go to the wall that they they also want the bread of life and their laughter and to get on with their life in kinshasa many doubt whether the election will be either free or fair or they just want to get on with it and protestants in the east of the country
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complaining of the exclusion from sunday's election will remain in the streets until their voice is high catherine saw al-jazeera kinshasa. and you can hear more of what the d r c president just a can be to say in his interview with al jazeera as malcolm webb you can see it as part of a talk to al-jazeera program that's on saturday four thirty hours g.m.t. still to come here on this bulletin of al-jazeera world news putting a stop to diesel vehicles in germany where the government's under real pressure to clean up its act. by the spring time flowers of a mountain lake. to the first snowfall on a winter's day. hello the weather slushy funded track of southern parts of china different story into central as well we have got some right we've also got some
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snow thickening cloud rolling in here then there's that snow over towards chengdu that will slide a little further east which as we go on into sunday vietnam was phenomenal see some wet weather really wet weather day and that is is in and around the philippines where we have actual system making its way through that's in the process of punching across central areas of the philippines of the bible huge massive clout in not too concerned about the winds on this storm but lots of rainfall some parts could see maybe one hundred fifty millimeters of rain widely expected into those central areas one of two spots maybe seeing as much as three hundred millimeters of rain before it makes its way out into the south china sea somewhere between vietnam and borneo really heavy rain coming in here over the next few days a chance of one of two shadows two wards in tunisia but i think the law is to try into java law to try to across the good parts of india and also into sri lanka as seth there we have got the possibility of want to see showers just around carol
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welcome back you're with al jazeera live from doha i'm peter dhabi great to have you with us your headlines a roadside bomb targeting tourists has killed at least four people near the giza pyramids in egypt they include three vietnamese tourists and a gyptian tour guide there's been no claim of responsibility yet. u.s. republican senator marco rubio says he wants a gradual rather than a sudden withdrawal of u.s. troops earlier the syrian army said it's entered the northern city of man be invited in by syrian kurds fearing an attack by turkey but the u.s. military disputes that claim. donald trump has threatened to close the border with mexico if he doesn't get the funding he wants from congress for his proposed border wall it is a raising of the stakes for the u.s. president in a standoff with democrats this led to the partial government shutdown. let's get more now on that attack in egypt tough economy is
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a senior fellow at the potomac institute for policy studies he says the targets in this attack and the timing of it send a new message. they have done some things but i don't believe they are enough to really control the whole phenomenon of radicalism and the action usually from the egyptian government is against the order of is focused on the security dimension of the problem and also on the political dimension political islam but they have some limitations in advising the ideological component even though president the c.c.m. self several times but the deal religious scholars are very reluctant. are very reluctant to take activist tapes to to weaken and defied this ideology correctly and without fighting the ideology all of the efforts you do will be in vain or will be not effective because their ideology can bring another cases for over as long as
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you treat it is very significant because number one it occurred before the new year eve and this is very significant the obvious is already kills all the terrorists wants to hit the economy hardly and this is the beginning of a change also for the target remember in the last a few couple of years there was not a single at back against the tourists for two years and mainly the attacks were again is the security forces and the military now they are shifting the target so this is frightening by itself it's carrying a new message. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu is in brazil and he's promising stronger bilateral ties he's been missing the far right crescent elect jiah bilson in rio in the first visit by an israeli premier to the country there was no mention of brazil's anticipated move this embassy in israel to jerusalem
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john heilemann has more now from sao paulo. incoming brazilian president to you bill so not a has been looking to strengthen ties with israel for some time and the visit on thursday by his really prime minister benjamin netanyahu in some ways to combination of now this is not a small deal for israel the support of brazil remember that this is the biggest economy in south america the incoming brazilian president himself why is he done this is certainly a break with previous administrations in the last few years in brazil now perhaps among the chief reasons is that of president trump and his administration in the united states table so not oh as long seen him as a sort of kindred spirit they're both right wing populists they both like to use social media rather than the press to get their their message out and they both to cry what they would probably see as political correctness now obviously the united
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states has moved their embassy to jerusalem but something that in the past incoming president wilson out of his own so pledged to do and that sort of support will be very welcome to the israeli prime minister as you hear now. it's the first visit by an israeli prime minister was there ever here. and it's hard to believe that the context for. you because the the brother. you mention is really. comparative great question is what is the problem with. this is a bit of a change to brazil the leftist of ministrations that have governed it for most of the twenty first century so far favored the two state solution and showed some support for palestine the country was formally recognized as a sovereign state in brazil in two thousand and ten and in many ways this is
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something that i you also know as well would like to break with that past he'd like to leave his own legacy and support for israel is part of that how is it going to affect him and certainly not all positively in the arab nations this isn't going to be a message it's going to be very well well current and brazil actually sells a lot of allow me and also chicken through many of those countries so this is going to be something that's not going to be positive for brazil we'll have to see how it plays out and how wants his president of the country that's going to happen on the first of january. or not oh look to handle that relationship with israel and also with palestine a palestinian protester in gaza has been shot by israeli forces eight others were injured by live bullets rubber coated steel rounds more than five thousand people demonstrated after friday prayers at the border fence regular protest in hell since
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march with palestinians demanding the right to return to their ancestral lands controlled by israel the palestinian authority says two hundred forty five people have been killed since the demonstrations began. saudi arabia has sought to play its government reshuffle saying it was expected this week the end of the cabinets four year term now on thursday king solomon demoted his foreign minister. who will serve as a minister of state it follows the diplomatic backlash against the kingdom after the killing of the saudi journalist jamal khashoggi in october but the new saudi foreign minister insists the government is not in crisis but the relationship between my country and the vast majority of the countries of the world is an excellent chip so. of course i will i will work hard and continue the efforts that have been built over many years and i am by the way very
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proud to be following this to observe. and preserve the face and this is important mission britain's home secretary says recent attempts by migrants to cross the english channel from france is a quote major incidents javits remarks come as nearly seventy people were stopped in the past three days trying to reach the u.k. by crossing what is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes in dinkies is seeking an urgent call with his french counterpart over the weekend meanwhile the rescue boat carrying more than three hundred migrants has docked in spain after being refused entry by several other e.u. countries that were picked up off the coast of libya a week ago it's the first time since august that spain has allowed a rescue ship to dock the u.s. president has threatened to close the border with mexico if he doesn't get funding approved for his proposed border wall donald trump on twitter said will be forced to close the southern border entirely if the obstructionist democrats don't give us
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the money to finish the wall and also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our country is saddled with. the u.s. homeland security secretary is visiting the southern border after two children died in the custody of american officials this month a post-mortem has shown that eight year old philippe gomez along who died on monday had been suffering from the flu before him seven year old jake lynn calm akin lost her life just hours after crossing over from mexico gabriel elizondo has this update from the city of el paso texas close to the mexican border. the border and migration are increasingly becoming politicized here in el paso texas far far away from the halls of power in washington d.c. it's migrants and asylum seekers that are becoming pawns in a political game that the big question now becomes will the government and immigration officials continue to dump migrant families out on the streets here in
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this city to defend for themselves that's a big question no one knows the answer to that immigration officials have not ruled out the fact that they could do this again and for these migrant families many of them children they would be particularly vulnerable many of them that are released out on the streets are just have the clothes on their backs they have very little money if any money at all no phone to communicate with anybody and they're in a country that they don't know and oftentimes the language that they don't speak adding on to the risk the temperatures here in el paso are expected to get at negative one degrees celcius in the coming days making things that much more perilous for migrants that are coming to the u.s. looking for a better life. security forces in sudan who find tear gas and stun grenades to disperse antigovernment protesters thousands rallied in the capital khartoum and
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other cities for tend to there is anger over rising prices some protestors are now calling for an end to president obama she is twenty nine year rule. bangladeshis general election campaign has ended with more violence and arrests the opposition bangladeshi nationalist policy says nineteen activists have been arrested ahead of the vote on sunday police say a supporter of the ruling awami league was killed the government's accused of arresting more than eight thousand opposition members since november. police are enforcing a volcano exclusion zone in indonesia their offer. is that the krakatoa volcano might erupt again possibly triggering another tsunami a five meter high wave flooded areas near the sunda straight on saturday killing at least four hundred twenty six people on weapons day exclusion zone was widened and the alert level was raised. these all powered vehicles could soon be banned in some of germany's biggest cities threatening to find the german government for breaching
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air pollution levels cleaner air is also being demanded by environmentalists not in barbara not from berlin because of blue marco runs a small plumbing company a villain that relies on quick deliveries to customers his employees use small diesel vans to get around he says he'd like to use green of vehicles but right now that's not feasible. it is all and. for a small firm like ours we can't afford to keep replacing our vehicles we bought our fleet of six vans years ago trusting in diesel and we're stuck with them. this street in central berlin is one of the city's busiest and not surprisingly emissions levels around here are above the legal limits now they've already brought in a thirty kilometer an hour speed limit to try to do something about the problem but still very soon diesel vehicles completely fine feria. the so-called diesel gate scandal focused attention on just how polluting diesel vehicles can be after german
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manufacturers including faults fagen and dime are admitted cheating emissions tests the government's promise to make the automakers pay for retrofitting in other words installing hardware to reduce emissions since february german cities have also had the right to hold a diesel vehicles to reduce air pollution should bring in a total body january and at least fifteen heavily polluted cities across germany could soon have similar restrictions but the german government says in other places it needn't come to that the european union's accepted limits of nitrogen dioxide or n o two emissions is forty micrograms per cubic meter but under the proposed changes places where the level exceeds the output doesn't go above fifty micrograms would be exempt from diesel bans what also cities do is they modernize the buses and transport system at the moment quite intensively you can improve but going by bike you can also say we have an area in our town where we will no have
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very little have no traffic at all that's not nearly enough for campaigners who are currently suing dozens of municipalities over their failure to act they say the government's plan based on localised exemptions will leave drivers confused and do nothing to improve their quality they have now more than thirty thousand premature deaths in germany alone and alone due to the high and that's the concentration. we have several hundreds new cases of ask my diseases and other diseases it's yes so it's high time. for small businesses like me trials there might be exemptions on what type of vehicles a band. but with the changing the law will do anything to make city centers healthier it's far from clear that al-jazeera. recapping our top story so far this a roadside bomb targeting tourists has killed at least four people near the giza
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pyramids in egypt they include three vietnamese tourists and a gyptian tour guide these ten others were injured there's been no claim of responsibility the syrian army says it sent to the northern city of man beach invited in by syrian kurds during an attack by turkey however the u.s. military disputes that claim the u.s. republican senator marco rubio says he wants a gradual rather than a sudden withdrawal of american forces. we have been able to sort of get the pace of the treat or withdraw slowed which is important i think a persepolis withdrawal would have been catastrophic for various reasons that we can outline the moment. a lot of attention has been paid to northeast syria and our presence alongside the turks outside the kurds are probably wise but we also have a presence in southern syria which is largely an anti hezbollah presence donald trump has threatened to close the border with mexico if he doesn't get funding from
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congress for his proposed border war it is a raising of the stakes by the u.s. president in the standoff with democrats that's led to a partial government shutdown. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu is in brazil and he's promised stronger bilateral ties he's been meeting the far right president elect jaya balsa naro in rio de janeiro in the first visit by an israeli premier to the country also now as promised to move brazil's embassy in israel to jerusalem but that hasn't come up in their meetings so far protests over the exclusion of three areas from sunday's election have continued for a second day in eastern parts of the democratic republic of congo one person was killed during a workers' strike in the city of beni and the police were firing tear gas to disperse opposition supporters in the town of goma. turning our attention to europe now the u.k.'s home secretary says recent attempts by migrants to cross the english channel from france is quote
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a major incident such as javits remarks comest only seventy people were stopped in the past three days trying to reach the u.k. by crossing what is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes in dinkies jab it is seeking an urgent call with his french counterpart over this coming weekend. those are your headlines here on al-jazeera the news continues on this channel after inside story i will see you very soon about. russia's new hypersonic missile. new watch is the test firing of the kremlin's latest weapon flying at twenty seven times faster than the speed of sound means it could reach the united states or anywhere else within minutes how big
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