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documentary's there has been a number of reforms put in place since the program. begins with muhammad. and the other student i was very fortunate to be awarded a scholarship rewind on al-jazeera. zero. hello i'm mr and this is the news hour live from our headquarters and coming up in the next sixty minutes the newly sworn in u.s. house of representatives is set to vote on legislation to reopen the federal government. evidence the announced pullout of u.s. troops from syria intensified the fighting that. sudanese president omar al bashir
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blamed sanctions for the country's economic problems as protesters continue to demand his resignation. a new cancer detection device that could save thousands of lives. the new u.s. house of representatives which is now controlled by the democrats is set to vote on a package of bills to end the partial government shutdown but even if they are passed by the house the legislation will be blocked by the republican majority senate and the president is refusing to sign off on them if they don't include five billion dollars for his border wall with mexico the new house speaker nancy pelosi has vowed to keep the trump presidency in check and end the stalemate rosalyn georgia reports from washington d.c. . do you solemnly swear it's a day of firsts for the one hundred sixteenth u.s.
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congress do you solemnly swear that your new faces and some familiar ones being sworn into office and then getting down to work. democrat nancy pelosi still the first and only woman to serve as house speaker returns for a second time best to play younger more diverse and more liberal legislators who want reforms in health care the economy and immigration. palosi also has to temper colleagues desire to investigate and perhaps impeach president donald trump but first ending the federal government shutdown democrats will be offering the senate republican appropriations legislation to reopen government later today. we were doing so. they do so to meet the needs of the american people to protect our borders and to respect our workers that first move likely is going nowhere
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the senate majority leader explains why the senate will lock up any proposal that does not have a real chance of passing the scheiber and. yeah a presidential should mature in other words president donald trump says he will reject any short term budget that doesn't include five billion dollars to build a wall between mexico and the u.s. something democrats oppose earlier on thursday trump blamed the democrats for the impasse quote the shutdown is only because of the two thousand and twenty presidential election the democrats know they can't win based on all the achievements of trump so they are going all out on the desperately needed wall and border security and presidential harassment for them strictly politics analysts say this does not bode well for the eight hundred thousand federal employees who aren't getting paid and for the millions of risk of not getting emergency food aid health
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care or other services provided by the federal government we don't just have divided government the president of one party and the house of representatives of another party but we also have divided congress where the house and senate are controlled by different parties so that's a relatively unusual set of circumstances that makes it even more complicated for us to. for anyone to try to negotiate and find common ground on a prickly issues so far republicans and democrats say no reason to compromise because they both think they're right neither party has paid a political price because of the shutdown and that's how this is become the first drama of the new session of the u.s. congress rosalind wharton al-jazeera capitol hill. and he is following developments for us in washington d.c. and the voting is under way on capitol hill explain to us what's happening right now. nothing that is happening right now is nothing that we didn't expect to happen the democrats that as soon as they took over control of the house of
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representatives they would vote on bills that would get various departments and the government running again we know that's what they're voting on now we're expecting the results of that any moment now but we're all. also expecting the republicans to simply not even put this legislation before the president mitch mcconnell the senate majority leader made that pretty clear yesterday he said this will not go before the president president trump is not interested in signing any legislation that doesn't give him the five billion dollars but he wants to build a physical wall border fence whatever you want to call it on with us mexico border so essentially no matter what happens in the house of representatives tonight the stalemate between these two parties and now running into a two week almost two week long partial closure of the government seems set to continue no matter what happens in this one hundred sixteenth congress but and now that democrats control the house just how has the political equation shifted for president challenge. while it's shifted tremendously just it's
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a it's an important point to remember that trump wanted this money for a long time and for the past two years he's out of control of both houses and didn't get the financing he needed then he certainly isn't going to get it now the democrats have offered him over a billion dollars to enhance security but rather bizarrely president hold held a press briefing in the press briefing room in the white house somewhere he's never appeared before it wasn't so much of a press briefing as an attempt to steal the limelight away from nancy pelosi who was sworn in as the house speaker today but let's just listen to what trump had to say about why he thinks the wall is needed you can go to a barrier you can go whatever you want but essentially we need protection in our country we're going to make it good to people of our country want it i have never had so much support as i have in the. week over my stance
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for border security for border control and for frankly the wall or the barrier. so what we have is a continued still make between these two parties that seems to have no wind at the moment president trump is sticking with his demand for five billion dollars to build a wall the democrats are clearly not going to give him that amount of money this is affecting eight hundred thousand federal workers it's affecting museums national parks it's affecting the department of homeland security but as yet there is no solution in view and you got to go with that update from washington d.c. thanks andy well now mexico has called on the u.s. government to investigate why its border agents fired tear gas at people trying to cross the border near tear wanna women and children were among those near the united states southern front here on tuesday the border agency says it star for responding to rocks being thrown at them the incident drew widespread criticism with rights groups branding and an unnecessary use of force dozens of people are
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dead after days of fighting between rival groups in northern syria people who'd been displaced by earlier conflict were forced to flee a camp near to may close to the turkish border as fighting fled al qaeda linked fighters and turkey backed rebel forces are blaming each other for starting the violence in the area it's the worst fighting in this part of the country in three months. and staying in syria there are reports eleven people from the same family have been killed in estrich spy the u.s. led coalition that's been fighting eisel local sources say the attack happened to the village of ashoka in the dairies all province it's close to iraq's border and is in an area controlled by eisel and comes as a joint investigation by al jazeera and the intercepts reveals that the u.s. military has intensified its bombing campaign against eisel in the region since president thomas announcement of the withdrawal of america's troops the report say the fastest attack in the past week occurred in. the village on the euphrates river
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is held by eisel fight is donald trump claimed i saw had been defeated when he announced he was bringing american soldiers home from syria in december now joshua landis is the director of the center for middle east studies at the university of oklahoma he says the u.s. military is in a hard to destroy i saw in the area before forces withdrawal there are a series of small towns that are sprinkled. along the euphrates right next to iraqi border that still house isis fighters about sixty thousand people there all together with a few thousand isis fighters we believe hidden amongst the population and so the united states is in a hurry officers the other generals military have been told that they believe that at first it was one month now it seems to be a four month window before they leave but they're clearly in a hurry to try to destroy isis in these last towns and that means ramping up
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bombing and it seems that they're you know there's less care being taken about targets than there was previously it's easy to claim that you're a strategic and you're not not you know collateral damage but in reality we see this going on all the time. saudi arabia says eleven suspects in the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi have appeared in court for the fast time state prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for five of the defendants but no names have been released so it's not known if true recently dismissed senior officials linked to mohammed bin sound are among those charged jamal has been following saudi arabia's handling of the case. it was almost two months ago that the saudi prosecutor general's office held this press conference where they finally admitted that it was saudi nationals officials who were behind the murder of saudi journalists. back then they named eleven suspects they believed to be behind the
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murder of the journalist now those suspects they said that they were going to question them that they were being detained and in fact they were seeking the death penalty for five of those suspects remember was turkey that's initially released photos of the people they believed to have formed that hit squad that flew into istanbul just before that fateful auto by the second and killed the journalist in the consulate now what is significant with regards to these latest developments on thursday is that the saudis are claiming that the first trial in the case of these eleven suspects has taken place or at least the first hearing obviously that wasn't open to the media it wasn't open to international human rights organization and there is a lot of skepticism as to whether this trial will actually enjoy and you form of let's say professionalism or justice considering that the saudi narrative from the very beginning with regards to the murder of jamal control she has changed almost
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on a weekly basis from them denying that he was still in the saudi consulates and then saying that they didn't know whether he was killed or not to then finally admitting that he was dead and then saying that it was an accident and much later on admitting that he was killed however it was a rogue operation throughout all of this time many people have been accusing the highest levels within the kingdom namely crown prince mohammed bin settlement of ordering the killing of. the saudis say that they are showing that they are trying to seek justice obviously the turks view that any justice to be served has to be done so inside turkey considering that this crime took place in its. stamboul there has been also a third call by rights organizations that believe that an independent investigation is take place one not led by turkey or by saudi arabia but maybe by a body like the united nations this latest developments will be used to highlight
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said by the saudis as we mentioned to show that they are seeking justice but skepticism with regards to riyadh's true intentions remains extremely high. plenty more ahead on this news hour and clearing taking the reins of brazil's new president moves to advance his controversial policy agenda. u.s. stocks fall sharply off to apple says an economic slowdown in china has taken a bite out of its projected sales. and informed me look back at formula one legend michael schumacher his career on his fiftieth birthday. u.s. prosecutors are in turkey's capital to discuss the possible extradition of the man ankara accuses of processing to overthrow the government for toona grillin is regarded by fellow is as a spiritual leader he's believed to have millions of supporters and taki and his
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movement operates a network of schools around the wilds he was once an ally of turkish president. but now he's considered an enemy of the state with his movement branded a terrorist organization says follow has infiltrated takis institutions effectively operating a parallel state he used this to justify a purge of the army and the civil service also says orchestrated a failed coup and twenty sixteen more than two hundred fifty people were killed and denies any involvement and has lived in the united states since one thousand nine hundred nine his supporters say he's there for health reasons but others say it's to avoid prosecution in techie matthew bryza is a senior fellow at the atlantic council and a former white house official he says the u.s. president has become more open to the extradition. the whole move the whole atmosphere around this issue in terms of relations between the turkish and u.s. governments has softened as recently as late august and early september the turkish
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side was simply furious with the u.s. side for not having agreed to the extradition request the us side and president trump are putting pressure on turkey for the release of that american pastor andrew bronson so that the sides were talking past each other and then in recent weeks president trump came out and said you know i'd like to see the extradition happen in the justice department should work on it so now it appears based on press reports here that turkey has provided some some perhaps some e-mails and some other data that shows that there may indeed have been plotting between learn and his team in pennsylvania and the coup plotters for the extradition to happen there needs to be sufficient convincing evidence to convince a judge in a u.s. court of law regardless of what president trump thinks but that also justice department officials are human beings and if the official line out of the white house had been we want to put maximum pressure on turkey as had been the case last
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summer well maybe they wouldn't put this extradition case at the top of the agenda now they appear to be putting it at the top of the agenda sudan's president omar al bashir has promised to push through economic reforms as he defies calls from protest as and the opposition to step down she apologies if withdrawn from the governing coalition as anti-government demonstrations continue but president bashir is refusing to budge he morgan reports from the capital khartoum for more than two weeks his opponents have been calling for him to step down but only bashir says he's going nowhere amid a crisis he blames on international sanctions. the fish are. ok we are under siege we face war we have lost our main revenue which was the south spectrum but we still stand firm we are suffering but we still stand firm and we are working hard to sort out all the problems. the protests in sudan started over
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the state of the country's economy with people complaining of bradshaw's he has on high prices those complaints then escalated into calls for the president to resign curfews and emergency rule were imposed in some cities with some social media platforms blocked by the government the sudanese authorities say about twenty people died in the protests march by police using tear gas and live ammunition to disperse crowds opposition parties say the figure is higher learning more of the images out of the game that we've gathered the figure of about thirty nine killed are missing says thirty seven but the numbers we have are from our officers in various parts of the country who are working for the protests to continue to the regime is overthrown in recent days more protests have taken place this one in the eastern city of port sudan once again her demands for the government to step down as events are going to bashir has announced measures he says will improve the economy and reduce inflation but his critics are not impressed they say that heard his promises time and time again during his twenty nine year in power and they've
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had enough they've now place to put an end to his rule and while it's not the first time for the president to promise reforms some analysts say the tone use this time indicates the impact of the protests on the government. through one party is now looking for alternatives to the tactic of suppression by the security forces and trying to use politics to mobilize more groups to counter the protests. i think this is the beginning of a new step that the protests will continue long term even if they stop for a few days there. of the severe powers a lot of them throughout his twenty nine year rule president obama will bashir hasn't faced demonstrations for this long with no end in sight and as he struggles to appease those protesting it seems he might face them for longer he will more going on to zero out on. sudanese academic and activist color joins us now via skype from richmond virginia it's been over two weeks of protests out just how much pressure is president bashir under is his government under threat oh you can tell
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where the pressure is very high because of the language that he was in. yesterday and simply this is a completely different way of speech humble gone away the more it be the wrong. is. it what the regime played solution then ask him. to be more he sent an appeal a through hear through them if you have to that he mocked. all or labor unions that. got a new group. well i want to ask you about the protesters as well it's been a fortnight of demonstrations now for them also how long can they possibly keep going. keep going where i want and we go about it is going to.
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keep going because it is actually. as we know today that there will be a. friday and there will be a one hour soon. and there would be there are undermanned don't you my. soul these are not going to cry they want you the mission one. that is one more person. here is how they want to run the country there. you can't have this find anymore mark. we high or in you i see all these rights people are. why i want to ask you about that also i mean is any kind of resolution realistic i mean given the stage of sudan's economy after losing most of its oil has this now
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become an issue of. politics rather than economics it's more politics to me he belongs to me comes to. see you know something about the place and for me the good. people. and you do the work the solution one thing in mind. clearly said that's the only thing you know that's fireable and that's my. that's the army part but the reality is not do the army is people here the solution is to step down. to come up with a solution. sudanese activist khaled speaking to us there from virginia thank you khaled it here appears controversial grander in a sense dan is expected to be fully completed and operational by the end of twenty
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twenty two the water and energy minister says it should start producing energy in twenty twenty the dam is part of ethiopia's bid to become africa's main power exports are but its neighboring egypt is concerned the dam could lead to major water shortages. brazil's new president has held his first full cabinet meeting since being sworn in two days ago his chief of staff announced a purge of government contractors seen as sympathetic to previous left wing administrations also narrow has already on veiled plans to step up privatizations toughen prison sentencing guidelines and hand control over indigenous land claims to the powerful agriculture ministry john heilemann has more from brasilia. now he's president joy can begin making good on his election promises he'll face some big challenges. crime is number one more than sixty thousand brazilians were killed in two thousand and seventeen alone noddle solution giving more people
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access to guns and police more license to kill you're going to hear today the citizens deserve to have ways to defend themselves will honor and respect those who sacrifice their lives for safety. but brazilian officers already killed thousands most of them young black it's been questioned if an even harder line will work. this controversial but just as challenging he's been so novel saying to curb corruption he's brought in sergio bordeaux the man in charge of latin america's biggest bribery investigation this is justice minister but it may be tougher than he thinks the fight against corruption it's much more easier terms of electoral narrative than in terms of practice. the government. decides the fate of the strong off the president to fight against corruption been assessed establish a lot of spoil the whole. government.
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and then there's the economy twelve million brazilians run employed also not all says that free market economics and small government will take you to google is the government once been more. income seemed. but if people really want to balance the books you have to make cuts to brazil's generous pension system it takes up more than half of the federal budget that would be deeply unpopular how far president also not to get some responding to all of those challenges is going to be decided here in brasilia where his party has only about him but the seats in the houses of congress so he's going to have to negotiate with all those that backed him and that includes x. generals evangelicals i grow business leaders and the financial sector if you want to get anything done and everyone will want to say these groups they are really willing to to fight each other so i'd say that the challenge is how to put
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these groups together and how to align expectations so that these groups become part of a government and not fragments. president bill so now to run a successful campaign on the air isn't abuses of brazil's left of center governments now it's the time of the man from the right to see if he can do better job home and i would visit a brasilia. still ahead on al jazeera. so when we don't have the little prisoners and or prisoners of opinion here egypt's president defends his human rights record in an interview his government doesn't want you to see. bowtell year is helping to revive the greek housing market. and novak djokovic struck the opening set of a match for the second day in succession the i will tell you what happens next in force at least.
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from dusky sunsets over the sprawling savannah. to sunrise atop an asian metropolis hello it's rainy again in central and southern china you wouldn't think so it was in the middle of winter but it is we've turned the wind back in from the science you just do from the cloud movement so the streak of writing that goes from union right up towards shanghai size east of this is front of the warm twenty two in the sunshine are going northward it's not that cold but i think we will see a bit of snow develop runnable hand just as an example was the rain exists for this sucks a lot of cloud to boot a lot of four to a suspect much of it sticking to the south and that also activities unusually got this tropical cyclone here on its way to make landfall in certain targets shouldn't happen in january but it is happening is going to win hearts the already wet
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weather and turn it into rather severe gales and where with i think some damage is likely in this part of thailand the thing will go across time and head out towards the andaman sea during saturday i suspect and it's taken much of the energy from the atmosphere there's not much in the way of showers in the philippines or malaysia but indonesia you still have the potential most like in the eastern side of java. is the blocky position that cycling concept today will wash it off of that of course beyond that it should be dry and it is dry and settled in most of india and disappointingly cold in the middle. the weather sponsored by cats home and peace. and the war on terror begins without contact but it does not in there no terrorist state poses a greater or more immediate threat than the regime of saddam hussein and this is a regime that has something to hide they had prepared a significant propaganda for and guess what not one w m d shite was found
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in iraq since the one nine hundred ninety one iraq a deadly deception on al-jazeera. in a full series a russian filmmaker travels across his homeland to discover what life is like under putin many russians somebody with a difficult job rather than an authoritarian leader with imperial ambitions and many critics of putin equally critical of the west meeting with russians from across the political spectrum under a necklace and discovers a complex attitude towards that country's leader and his policies in search of putin's russia.
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welcome back. a reminder about top stories this hour the new u.s. house of representatives is set to vote on bills to end the partial government shutdown it was triggered by a dispute over funding for president donald trump's border wall but the legislation will likely be blocked by the republican majority status. saudi arabia says eleven suspects on the matter of journalist jamal khashoggi have appeared in court for the fast time state prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for five of the defendants. egypt is trying to stop the broad cost of an interview that president. gave to u.s. television network c.b.s. in the interview with current affairs shows sixty minutes he says the egyptian army is working alongside israel against the north sinai he also denies egypt is holding tens of thousands of political prisoners. we don't have political prisoners who are prisoners of opinion we are trying to stand against extremists
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whose their ideology on the people now they are subject to the one hundred eighty. years but we have to follow the law at the end of the remember mr president the organization human rights watch says that there are sixty thousand political prisoners the true holding today as we said here i want to go but i didn't need i don't know where they got that figure i said there are no political prisoners in egypt residences but whenever there is a minority trying to expose their extremist ideology we have to intervene regardless of their numbers mama going to do. now despite cc's denial of rights groups insist egypt's jails are filled with political dissidents human rights watch says political prisoners are routinely subjected to torture and rape while in detention the group also says hundreds of civilians are being sent to military trials for political dissent egypt's most notable political prisoner is former president mohamed morsy who was overthrown by sisi and
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a twenty thousand military crew for more than two years al jazeera journalist mahmoud hussein has been under arrest in egypt he was detained while on holiday in cairo and accused of spreading false news but has never been formally charged hussein's imprisonment has been repeatedly extended despite international calls for his release. is a professor of law and the director of the center on security race and civil rights at rutgers university she joins us from new orleans. where obviously hearing completely contradictory information from c.c. and human rights groups explain for us how about possible. well assisi is definition of a political prisoner is essentially nonexistent because a political prisoner is someone who is criminalized or prosecuted for their political beliefs so in egypt for example many of the thout tens of thousands of
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political prisoners are in jail because they have allegedly violated the anti protest law they have allegedly insulted the judiciary they have allegedly spread false news and then they're often accused of violating a very broadly defined anti-terrorism law that includes harming national security as the executive branch defines it so these tens of thousands of people who are in prison many of them though not even all of them have been charged and some of the have been convicted others are in this year's long pretrial detention where they're not even charged but the vast majority of them are there because of their political views or the accusation by the state that they are dissidents effectively but if egypt is denying the very existence of political prisoners what hope saw there for their release or a fair trial for that matter. well there are they're admitting that they're there they're just not admitting that they're political prisoners and in fact in two thousand and fourteen the ministry the foreign ministry admitted that
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at least twenty two thousand had been detained and that was post massacre where that occurred in two thousand and thirteen and at that time in two thousand and fourteen human rights groups thought that there were more like forty thousand so four years later it's likely to be in the fifty sixty thousand person range the problem is that the judiciary there's a lot of questions whether it has been politicized and that whether there is pressure on some of the judges to convict there's also serious concerns with the evidentiary process where defendants are not given the opportunity to bring forth the evidence and even defense counsel have gone on the record in egypt saying i haven't had a chance to defend my client so the process itself has many flaws and that's been documented so but that's despite the fact that's the second order issue the issue is why are they being indicted in the first place and i just want to know that you know the vast majority of these. detainees are accused of being associated with the
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muslim brotherhood and what's problematic about that is that this was criminalized after the president mohamed morsi who was democratically elected was deposed and ultimately in a military coup arrived a kurd and then all of its members who were very open politically who participated in nonviolent political activity became criminalized all of a sudden and if you were even accused of being a member you were automatically arrested and detained so egypt has quite a regime has created quite of a human rights catastrophe with these tens of thousands of people and some of whom are also secularists and human rights activists who have nothing to do with the muslim brotherhood somehow we've seen a huge international outcry over the imprisonment of other individuals in various countries do you feel there's been a similar level of concern or interest about those detained in egypt.
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well we have a number of people that are american citizens some of whom have been released like a. don and then there are those who are still in prison and have been convicted such as mostafa qassam who was somebody who he lived in new york city was there visiting egypt and he happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time when the police and security forces were cracking down. in nasr city so you have these individuals who are in prison and even the trumpet ministration can't get them out mike pence in january asked c.c. to release stuff across and he's very ill and he's been in solitary confinement and it was to no avail you also have. some color of who the only crime that they are accused of is that is the daughter of shift use of qatar though he who is a dissident a man he disagrees with the egyptian regime he lives in qatar cut that refuses deport him and so the gypsy regime is retaliating against him by putting his daughter and her husband in solitary confinement for over a year and
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a half now and that's just outright unacceptable and cruel. speaking to us there from new orleans thank you for being with us the u.s. has demanded the democratic republic of congo's election commission released accurate results from sunday's presidential vote at the congolese branch of the catholic church said it knows the outcome based on information from the forty thousand monitors that deployed the church has not said which candidate it believes won the election but the ruling coalition of outgoing president joyce of can be insists it's candidate who won the most votes. the new u.s. house of representatives which is now controlled by the democrats has approved a package of bills to end the partial government shutdown and a two hundred thirty nine to one hundred ninety two vote but even with the passage by the house the legislation will be blocked by the republican majority senate and the president is refusing to sign off on them if they don't include five billion
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dollars for his border war with mexico twenty eight thousand was a particularly difficult year for people living in the besieged gaza strip we saw palestinians rise up against the israeli blockade and those protests continue but hundreds were killed and others left with life changing injuries as stephanie decker reports. if anything defines the last year in gaza it is this thousands of young men already struggling because of the blockade now physically crippled. the year is over and nothing is improving i'm twenty four i don't have a job i don't have a house i can't afford to get married there's no water and electricity is an issue i got injured at the fence for me dying is a monster has to be better than this life. it is here along with this well that thousands of palestinians are becoming throughout the year to highlight their
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frustrations almost two hundred have been killed by israeli sniper fire thousands injured almost a hundred of those young men. had legs amputated now the world took note for a while but it seems the international media's attention has now moved all these protests public on the norm and the blockade remains in place. the cash injection from qatar is now partially paying the salaries of how massively servants it's also fueling gaza's power plant increasing the electricity supply from what used to be just four hours a day although it's still far from a full day's worth of uninterrupted power these are temporary fixes twenty eighteen . witness the highest numbers and figures in terms of unemployment and poverty among the palestinians. unemployment among the palestinians in the gaza strip is is at the into the twenty thousand is more than fifty percent and its future is about
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seventy percent among palestinian youth also as a result of the u.s. decision to freeze its funding to the. poverty among the palestinians in the gaza strip has risen to about seventy percent add to that palestinian infighting between the two main parties and have mass president mahmoud abbas has imposed sanctions on gaza which is run by hamas causing an already ailing economy to choke . the political divisions have damaged all walks of life here i had to fire most of my workers because i can't afford their salaries i sold my car to cover the rent of my shop i believe if hamas and fatah don't reconcile things will not improve they need to reconcile that's the solution to everything. have mass in israel came dangerously close to all out conflict in november egypt and the united nations brokered yet another fractious cease fire. but so far no
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long term political solution for gaza has been found stephanie decker al-jazeera gaza. two days of un brokered talks between yemeni government officials and tricky leaders have ended without agreement on the withdrawal of rival forces from the port city of had data the these are reportedly refusing to begin withdrawing until other parts of a peace deal are implemented un special envoy to yemen martin griffiths will begin a new round of talks with both sides starting on saturday and as the humanitarian crisis continues al-jazeera has seen evidence of food meant to starving yemenis being sold at a marketplace in the capital sana the world food program has accused both the and saudi u.a.e. backed forces of divesting aid in areas under their control the homage on june has the story. on the streets of the capital sanaa aid that was supposed to be distributed is instead being sold in yemen home to what the u.n. calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis both sides in the conflict now stand
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accused of stealing food aid the world food program says about two thirds of aid delivered to who the controlled strongholds such as sanaa and saga is being stolen by armed groups were extremely concerned by what we've discovered in the course of our inquiries we noticed in recent months there were increasing volumes of food for sale in the markets in the capital so now this obviously happens occasionally in war zones where people are desperate and they will sell food to meet other essential need the rebels deny any involvement one official told c.n.n. he blamed individuals for the thefts and said anyone involved would be put on trial with the. government will hold responsible anyone who commits such mistakes and the government will take all the full measures according to law and justice against
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anyone who does that the un food agency is now threatening to suspend some aid shipments unless more is done to stop corruption. that's causing the people of some art to grow more concern. that it will be a many people depend on foreign aid and humanitarian assistance if it is stopped him and will face a humanitarian catastrophe we don't have jobs and we don't have salaries and you can't work the assessment from the world food program came after the release of an investigation by the associated press news agency which said it also saw documents suggesting that rations intended for families and diaries are being stolen by armed units working with the saudi u.a.e. coalition forces in recent weeks a un supported peace process that started in sweden has led to a fragile cease fire in the strategic port city of her data and while the level of overall violence there has been reduced the u.n. has expressed disappointment that much needed humanitarian corridors have still not been established. southern thailand is bracing for the arrival of tropical storm
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public hundreds of people have been taken to shelters set up by the government ferry service says have also been cancelled while bangkok airways has stopped all flights to and from summary air force forecasters are predicting torrential rain strong winds and waves up to four meters high when the storm makes landfall later. shares in apple have closed down ten percent in u.s. trading and it's west session since twenty thirteen it comes after c.e.o. tim cook surprised investors with the announcement at slashing revenue expectations by up to nine billion dollars his party blaming the u.s. china trade war as castro explains. this i phone when a confident tim cook announced the launch of apple's i'm ten in september the fanfare couldn't mask the risk his company was taking. would he not consumers across the globe he willing to pay the one thousand dollar price tag of the latest and greatest i phone and now the answer is likely not on wednesday apple revised
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its revenue forecast for the first quarter lower. ringgit by up to nine billion dollars and cook says it's due to week i phone sales in china it's clear that the economy began to slow there for the second half and what i believe to be the case is the trade tensions between the united states and china put additional pressure on their cars the u.s. is charging a ten percent tariff on two hundred billion dollars of chinese imports and china has responded in kind to sixty billion dollars of products shipped from the u.s. within two months the u.s. tariff on china will escalate to twenty five percent if the two countries don't come to an agreement i respect china and i respect president xi but they've been killing us some. seven billion dollars in trade deficits less. five hundred. but economists warn of longer term
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consequences they say the trade war can create a negative feedback loop apple's losses have pulled down global markets which may further harm china's weaken economy which only means more losses for u.s. companies that do business there chinese consumers have responded by turning inward choosing cheaper domestic brands over u.s. luxury goods from apple. to lamely because the quality of phones from china is local brands have become better and better their market shares are rising. the homegrown huawei dominates the smartphone market in china its chief financial officer was arrested in canada last month accused of violating u.s. sanctions in her business dealings that stirred anger among chinese consumers giving them still more reason to support while away and boycott apple we still have a possible sixty day window for them to come to some sort of temporary agreement i
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think if anything the trade war is bringing tensions that we already saw between the u.s. and china economically for trade talks between the u.s. and china are set to resume in beijing this week heidi joe castro al-jazeera washington. well a record thirty three million businesses are heading to greece every year and they're helping revive a previously depressed housing market known europeans are being encouraged to buy with the chance to get a visa to stay if they spend enough. reports from athens. has just sold to this one bedroom apartment to a chinese investor it has a panoramic view of athens but until last year the owners would have been lucky to get high off the price it fetched two hundred eighty thousand dollars that's the minimum investment required for a greek golden visa which allows non europeans to live in europe it's the cheapest such visa in the european union and it's brought a flood of new money into
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a depressed real estate market. with what i see you whereas if it's the main priority for people who buy these properties it's secure the golden visa and freedom to travel in europe they see it as a cheap investment in a property they intend to rent out. half of all golden visas in greece go to chinese nationals chinese companies have set up shop here to renovate and manage their properties foreign money is a bonanza for estate agents like us who've seen their business jump by more than fifty percent in a year and tourism is part of that bonanza short term rentals are booming in central athens and boutique hotels are springing up during the past decade house construction and house sales have fallen by ninety percent that has wiped three billion dollars off the tax revenues that were raised when property changes hands so government introduced the highest taxes in the european union on property ownership anyone with real estate must pay to keep it and failure to do so means
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the government may seize it and their bank accounts greeks are being forced to sell the property they spent generations building to meet tax obligations the head of the hellenic property federation which represents owners met greece's creditors when the property tax was introduced last seen in a. credit is said that this was a tax greeks must learn to pay because their real estate holdings are large compared to those of other europeans i don't think credit is understood that this tax goes against core values it's great sweat hard to build their property they often have to carry the ses nobody handed them this property the selling spree is also encouraged by banks which are foreclosing on twelve and a half billion dollars worth of property that backs non-performing loans and they've severely cut credit for new mortgages so even though average property prices have fallen by forty percent in the past decade few greeks are in any
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position to take advantage of opportunities jumpstart ople us al-jazeera athens it's time for sports. thank you so much manchester city have beaten liverpool two one at home to go second in the english premier league standings sergio aguero and leroy sunday were the men with the goals for city they've reduced the reds advantage at the top of the standings to four points and now michael schumacher is the most successful formula one driver in history of the sport and on thursday his family is celebrating his fiftieth birthday little is known about the health of the f one legend he hasn't been seen in public since he was brain damaged in a ski accident five years ago however his family did make a rare statement on the eve of his birthday saying michael can be proud of what he has achieved and so are we you can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything possible to help him please understand we are following michael's wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health and privacy she mockers career was filled with
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highlights he was the formula one world champion seven times winning the title five times with ferrari he topped the podium in ninety one races from three hundred six starts and still leaves lewis hamilton by eighteen wins on the all time list he raced twenty seasons in formula one all together representing ferrari benetton and mercedes philip duncan is a formula one correspondent for the press association he says schumacher has secured a permanent place in the sport's history. you know michael as he changed the sport in two massive ways the first was his fitness he was you know one of the fittest drivers the form one had ever seen he took he sort of well the drugs weren't fit before we went one you know up for it before but he just turned the work up slightly he was leaving he was constrained in his diet his his fitness is whole regime was a completely different ball game so that was one of the ways he changed the sport in that sense the second was building super team around him and making sure that he
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was the priority within that team. as he had enjoyed great success at benetton and then he went through are into a brawl with him and between them they've sort of masterminded the incredible success they had a ferrari so long as he remembered as a fantastic driver and one he was so pivotal in changing this four and that and how we see more than four ones that are michael's are very intense character and full ones obviously the number one goal and racing was the priority when he was at the track he was you know fiercely competitive and it was a career but didn't go without controversy of course and on site is you know amazing success in the car there were no incidents on track was he with damon here in ninety four and then at the ninety seven and then at a record the title decider and in two thousand and six in monaco where parties cause you really to stop and fernando alonso from setting a time qualifying better or better side he was obviously a fantastic racing driver and one who go down as one of the greatest of all time
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for course. world number one novak djokovic was forced to go the full distance for the second straight day at the qatar open in doha on thursday djokovic surrendered the first set of his quarter final against georgia's nicolas buster lash billy six for the serve also lost the first set of his previous round match but just as he did on the last occasion the fourteen time grand slam champion came roaring back djokovic one the next two sets six three and six for. djokovic is sydney final opponent will be speaking to roberta good the tournaments seventh seed took care of the three time grand slam winner. in thursday's quarter final but completing his victory in straight sets six four six four over and brisbane twenty fourteen u.s. open runner up corey is enjoying a good start to the new year the japaneses made his way into the semifinals there to corey was up against grigor dimitrov in the quarter finals the world number nine
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defeating the bulgarian seven five seven five he faces frenchman jeremy charedi in the final four on saturday. and on the women's side misha cory's compatriot u.s. open champion naomi osaka she's reached the semifinals but she had to do it the hard way after anastasia won the first set six three osaka stormed back to take second six love the twenty year old then completed her comeback by wrapping up the third six four took a semi final meeting with listeria suri. south africa are on top after the first day of their second test against pakistan in capetown young fast bowlers do on the fear continued his good form from the first test taking four wickets to rip through the pakistani batting line up captain sarfraz ahmed top scored with fifty six as the tourists were all out for one seventy seven eight in march then had a quick fire seventy eight as the hosts reach one twenty three for two at the close of the play. and martin guptill hit
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a century in his first one day international since march to help new zealand amass three seventy one for seven against sri lanka three called james hammered an unbeaten forty seven off just thirteen balls and then took three wickets to restrict the sri lankans in their pursuit of victory pereira as one of two not enough as the visitors were all out for three twenty six new zealand winning the first o.d.i. by forty five runs the l.a. lakers played their fourth game in the n.b.a. without the injured le bron james and slumped to a one zero seven one hundred loss to the oklahoma city thunder look good on it and dennis smith jr led the mavericks with eighteen points at peace against charlotte the maps picked up a rare road when one twenty two to eighty four and the memphis grizzlies went down to the detroit pistons kenard had a late game run with back to back three pointers just in the pistons to a one on one ninety four when the cross-country world cup is ongoing and the latest
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round it was all about the female athletes and build us the burgen creased her lead at the top of the overall standings after claiming her second victory in germany she completed four laps of the two and a half kilometer course and twenty six minutes but the real photo finish was between russia and the u.s. for third place the u.s. came out on top but only by a fraction that's all your support for now will have more later. a new device that could revolutionize cancer detection is being tested in the united kingdom the breathalyzer is designed to pick up early signs of the disease quickly and painlessly if successful doctors say it could save thousands of lives they've baka has. so much as. it's called the breath biopsy a new weapon in the war against cancer. this. practice. rebecca called rick's one of fifteen hundred people already with cancer whose
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breath is being collected by researches. she has a condition called barrett's esophagus that could eventually turn into cancer the test requires patients to breathe into a breathalyzer for ten minutes the device collects born molecules given off as a waste by the comes to cells these are then sent off to a laboratory for further analysis it's much less invasive and. a lot better i wouldn't have to be coming every couple of years for dental. so you wouldn't have the paying fifteen minutes. without any sedation scientists are hoping to determine whether different types of cancer give different readings early detection can significantly increase people's chance of survival i think it's a revolutionary idea where most cancers are detected quite late and the only way we're going to really make inroads into improving outcomes from cancer is by tech
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detecting it much earlier so we're really passionate in cambridge about finding new technologies that could revolutionize the way that we detect cancer at a very early stage right at the point of g.p. surgery globally one in every six deaths is jean to cancer last year the disease killed an estimated nine and a half million people. the technology will be tested over a two year period if proven it could be used around the world within a few years of simpler cheaper quicker way to tackle one of the world's deadliest diseases. china has made history by landing a spacecraft on the fall side of the moon has a fast look as seen from china's space craft chunk for the probe could offer insights into the millions origins and evolution china says the touchdown opened up a new chapter in lunar exploration the mission highlights china's growing ambitions to need the space race you can find more now top story and the new u.s.
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