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five years of age he had a smallholding and lived alone he was rescued after spending four days stuck in a tree without food he says his life has changed forever i say i give a little who will find the land and i have nothing to go back to my farm my house all were destroyed there is nothing left i need to start afresh but i don't know how. he lives here now in the sim or in michelle's school in bira along with twelve hundred other displaced people. kristina arrived on saturday after surviving for four days on the roof of a church in boozy her foot was infected after she stepped on a piece of submerged roofing while waiting to safety her future like many others is something she finds difficult to contemplate i. from now on life will be difficult i will need food i will need shelter he's crying for food now but i don't know what he will be crying for when we go back. these people are getting three meals
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a day and access to medical care so safe and sound and drive but they have no idea when they'll be able to go back to their homes that is if they have a home to go back to. the massive emergency operation involves dozens of countries and it's costing more than fifty million dollars but the focus is now changing at the moment think that they like us they cute phase of risk is pretty much those people need to be lifted out of raging water. people and trees and the top of causes most of that is as as as those people most of those people have been risking their artwork the think the focus area at the moment is really getting that relief to the people who need it is now an urgent priority before cholera and other diseases break out the situation is improving but there are still risks of further flooding sadly the risk of flooding is is ever present and ultimately we have red alerts now on two of the major rivers one is a busy flowing in from zimbabwe to the sea and the other is the breezy river which . a short fat flat river which floods very easily as already battles saturation of
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the dams are full so we're facing multiple risks that won't affect these people their concern is their next meal and how to rebuild their homes their communities and their lives tony berkeley al-jazeera beera. cycling veronica is battering the northwest coast of australia the storm is particularly dangerous because it's moving so slowly and there's threats of flooding in the northern territory another storm cycle and travel has weekend allowing people to return home brian todd has more from quartet and. so i clone veronica has made landfall with full force it has built out to sea gating in strength and intensity and has been battering this long stretch of west australian coastline in addition to its storm force winds it's also been accompanied by a storm surge which has started to inundate the lying areas along this coastline
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it's a problem of flooding that will be very worse in the coming days by the to run chill rain associated with this weather system some areas are being told to expect several hundred millimeters in the coming days people here were told to expect an extreme weather event that is down what they are dealing with in addition to the flooding in the coming days they will be assessing the damage from this well and weather update is next but still ahead on al-jazeera the imagine scenes are resigned but not before a relaxing cruise turned into a terrifying ordeal in norway. and demanding a second breakfast referendum hundreds of thousands join the people to vote and.
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hello again it's good to have you back well here across japan we're going to be seeing some rain off and on over the next few days we did see some clouds snow as well in the higher elevations that has no pushed out so here on monday really not looking too bad the snow's going to be well up to the north and much of the region now here cross the russian maritime. it's china down here towards korean peninsula it's going to be clouds across much of south korea as we go from monday and then as we go towards tuesday another area of clouds and rain push through but not for very long and then we're going to be seeing here across much of the north some rain coming back into play across much of the region where here across parts of china we were dealing that's rain that's going to continue as we go into parts of monday the rains most are going to be down here towards the south so for hong kong it's going to be just to the north of you may you may see a sprinkler too but it is going to be really affecting parts of food show up to the north though we're going to be seeing shanghai staying quite nice temperatures are on the rise for you going from about nineteen to twenty three degrees there for you know your temperatures are also rising but plenty of sun in the forecast and then
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here across parts of thailand well unfortunately it is going to be rainy as we go from sunday to monday the rain could be quite heavy at times bangkok you'll see some rain in your forecast to get as well down here toward singapore we are looking at a cloudy day for you with a temperature of thirty two degrees. against the odds and didn't find the devastation the loss of their loved ones and their homes women from crucial that shown enormous resilience marching against the odds to keep going in the absence of their beloved brothers. twenty two the cost of al-jazeera well tells the story of female courage in the village but most of the . women of crew show on al-jazeera.
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hello again i'm mr. a reminder of the news this hour the polls have closed in thailand's fast and general election since the twenty fourteen military coup more than fifty one million tires are eligible to elect five hundred members of parliament but critics say it doesn't serve any democratic since the entire upper house is appointed by the military. kenya's government is warning that more than a million people are at risk of starvation as parts of the country and your a severe drought conditions in thirteen counties are getting west and people are struggling to grow through. the death toll and one of southern africa is west natural disasters is continuing to rise more than
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a week off just like tony dice swept across the region more than seven hundred people have died in mozambique zimbabwe and malawi the risk of disease spreading remains high. well this week marks four years since the saudi u.a.e. led coalition began its military offensive in yemen thousands of people have been killed and more than twenty two million now depend on aid just to survive and a lot of that has to do with yemen's failing economy it's shrunk by fifty percent since twenty fifteen more than two thirds of small and medium businesses have laid off employees and the price of food has gone up by one hundred and twelve percent priyanka gupta has more. the markets of santa were once at the crossroads of trade in the middle east. today these traders and market one of the oldest in the city are selling whatever little local farmers can produce prices
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a steep and out of reach for most the few who can buy are often in debt. and with a smile has a family of eight he's among the millions of yemenis for whom the war has meant sleeping on an empty stomach that murtha about how the war destroyed the gulf arabs and the saudis and the u.a.e. destroyed us food prices are ten times higher because the yemeni real has no value at present yemen central bank is split between government controlled aden and who the controlled so now saudi arabia publicly pledged a loan of two billion dollars but only to the bank in aden to keep the currency afloat as of december it had received only three hundred forty million dollars the money from the bank in aden pay salaries of government workers most of yemen's workforce. but five hundred thousand civil servants and who the areas haven't been paid it truly has. black markets like these are try being in summer and in aden
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it's beyond imagination that there's oil shortage here in aden can you believe that patrol is not available in the patrol stations but is available in the black market i am astonished to see trucks carrying patrol from the even oil refineries but no idea where these trucks go and where the patrol is profits from yemen's booming coffee industry and farms have plummeted because of high fuel prices fell yemen depended on its oil exports before the war production has almost stopped since the conflict began is under the control of emirati back fighters. but the main problem is this the port and hold. to which eighty percent of food aid comes in and that is out of bounds for most. the impact of the war and the crumbly economy has forced within twenty four million yemenis to depend on aid just to survive and
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humanitarian aid is not enough you need a political solution that is going to allow the economy to revitalize that will allow restrictions on imports to be lifted that will allow sellers to be paid the jobs created markets to be revitalized. such sectors to come back to life again so that. you know slowly can start to lose sort of resume a life that used to exist prior to the contract i hope that perhaps many yemenis still have despite the real threat of hunger and famine priyanka gupta are just seen. a protest by teachers seeking better working conditions has been broken up by police in morocco they used water cannon on thousands of demonstrators in the capital robot the protesters had planned to spend the light outside parliament ahead of a bigger demonstration called by opposition party several rallies started on wednesday marking eighty years since morocco has arab spring protests. all
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evacuations from a cruise ship a previously at risk of being grounded off the rocky norwegian coast have ended helicopters airlifted nearly four hundred people from the viking sky some thirteen hundred passengers and crew were on board when it sent a mayday call after the vessel encountered engine problems and bad weather the ship is being towed to a nearby port the tour again and the reports. it was meant to be a relaxing cruise. but passengers on the bike and sky they ended in a terrifying ordeal i. thought i would. the ship suffered engine failure in stormy conditions of norway's west coast on saturday afternoon as it drifted towards rocky ground the captain sent out a mayday signal it all tonight. it's clear that it's a serious situation when a cruise ship with over thirteen hundred passengers is in one of northern europe
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worst waters they've managed to anchor the boat so it's lying at rest they've also managed to start one engine there are four engines on board and now they want to start more so they can move themselves. strong winds and waves up to eight meters high cools windows to break and ruutu to flow in the passages mostly from the united states in the united kingdom were told to put on life jackets and wait for help the bad weather meant rescuers were unable to use lifeboats to take them ashore. the helicopters were said to winch them one by one to safety the viking sky was more than halfway through a twelve day trip around norway and we showed you will to arrive in britain on tuesday. it's a trip passengers say they'll never forget but for all the wrong reasons victoria gates and be. a top pick a cabinet member says
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a new deal is still possible for the palin says an agreement can be negotiated and if parliament continues to reject prime minister terry is a maze deal to withdraw from the e.u. the chancellor of the exchequer remarks come a day off to crowds of people marched through central london calling for a second that referendum has that story. they bought central london to a standstill at a time when the government is power lies by bricks it this was supposed to be the week when the u.k. would have picked on its divorce from the european union instead. there is more uncertainty more waiting and more anger and the forty eight percent of britons who voted in the referendum three years ago to remain in the european union are increasingly exasperated this wasn't what they were promised this was a campaign based on lies and i think people. leaving the european union were
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actually means was politicians from across the spectrum called for the government to arrange another referendum echoing the demonstrators concerned that the deadlock whether you. voted for europe you know to leave european union whichever approach will fall to you support i think we could all agree that the talks were being forced on the national interest filmmakers so poor and rich or so make us weaker or stronger it's making us more divided not more you know. they came from all over britain all against the very idea of breck's it and given the strength the feeling on show here it's very difficult to see how this can be reconciled when and even if it happens i wanted to remain because i'm european i'm one of a cloud and i want to stay one of a club i don't want us to be little britain. there is a lot riding on what happens over the next few days now the prime minister to
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resign may face extra time to push through her deal she is facing the political fight of her life one but she may not survive may has blamed british m.p.'s for the bricks and obstacles and that has cost us support for another attempt at a vote on ho withdrawal agreement the marchers insist that nothing is a done deal britain is in full. swing of a political crisis not seen in decades while there is a political stalemate it is impossible to predict what happens next but opposition to it here is alive and kicking die any time soon. al-jazeera london. america's powerful pro israel lobby apac begins its conference on sunday and it's taking place at a time of unprecedented pro israel decisions by the trumpet ministration mike hanna reports. it's a close relationship like none before president trump has repeatedly made clear his
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support of israel reversing decades of u.s. policy by moving the u.s. embassy to jerusalem and most recently recognizing israeli sovereignty over the golan heights his decision to unilaterally tear up the nuclear deal with iran another move that delighted israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who sometimes was at a loss for words in proclaiming his gratitude the president. has just made history i called him i thanked him on behalf of the people of israel he did it again congress too has played its role in recent days a bipartisan bill introduced in the house denouncing efforts to boycott israel as incompatible with a two state solution despite this there are clear signs of a potential split among democrats with regard to israel new representative.
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controversially implying that israel was buying supporting congress a claim she subsequently withdrew but not before an intense debate among members of the democratic party caucus. the first palestinian american representative in congress russia to try you'd add in her voice in cautioning against unconditional support for israel. these new positions in the party gaining some traction a number of democratic presidential contenders have announced they will not attend the conference. senior democratic party leaders like house speaker nancy pelosi and senate minority leader chuck schumer will take part in the conference. at issue the votes of jewish americans in twenty twenty in the last election donald trump drew just over twenty percent of the jewish vote as opposed to the nearly eighty percent cost for hillary clinton a statistic president trump is clearly intent on reversing to the extent of
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labeling democrats anti semitic the democrats are very much of it to be had by israel there's no question about that and it's a disgrace i mean i don't know what's happened to them but they are totally and by israel frankly i think they're entitled to a common set may resonate in israel with president trump supporters bolstering the prime minister's chances in next month's election but it will be a concern for an organization with a slogan connected for good one that traditionally has been staunchly bipartisan in politics both home and abroad my kind of zero washington. hello i'm a star with the headlines on al-jazeera the polls have closed in thailand's first general election since the twenty fourteen military coup more than fifty one million times are eligible to elect five hundred members of parliament but critics
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say it isn't truly democratic since the entire upper house is appointed by the military. kenya's government warns that more than a million people are at risk of starvation as parts of the country endure a severe drought conditions in thirteen counties are getting worse and people are struggling to grow food catherine story has more from in turkana county we have seen in the last few days we've been here a truck from the local government aid agencies and just kenyans a kenyan well wishers using their trucks according to some of the villages to leave a huge to go to villages but many other people leave in areas that are very difficult to access this is a region with a very difficult to read and you know when you talk about the conditions it is dire indeed has been terribly hot. the death toll in one of southern africa is worst
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natural disasters is continuing to rise more than a week after you die swept across the region more than seven hundred people have died in mozambique zimbabwe and malawi and the risk of disease spreading remains high. there's been fierce fighting in the yemeni city of ties between an element of the yemeni army supported by saudi arabia and fighters backed by the united arab emirates video has been shared online of several buildings on fire in ties after days of intense street battles sources on the scene say a number of civilians were killed in the clashes a cease fire has since come into effect between the factions. a protest. they used water cannons on thousands of demonstrators in the capital at the protesters had planned to spend the night outside parliament ahead of a big demonstration called by opposition. the northwest coast of
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australia as one of the towns confronting wind speeds of up to one hundred sixty kilometers an hour the storm is particularly dangerous because there are threats. the headlines next stop inside story. really defeated us forces declare victory off the seas in the great final stronghold in syria how will that shake the end of the war this is inside story.
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and i welcome to the program i'm nick clegg eisel once controlled territory in syria and iraq equivalent to the silence of great britain and imposed its version of islamic rule on millions of us all fighters were finally defeated in iraq two years ago and it appears the dream of a so-called caliphate in syria is over two u.s. backed fighters declared what they call the one hundred percent territorial defeat of the winning the battle for bug following weeks of intense fighting kurdish led syrian democratic forces raise the flag over the final syrian town on the ice will control. we are now into the end of our military campaign with this victory we congratulate the kurdish are a christian nation we've defeated state from the face of the earth. thousands of people who escaped the fighting are stranded in refugee camps let's hear now from iran carney takes a look at the rise and fall of ice. this is what the end of ice or self declared
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caliphate looks like those who fled isis last on clay village in northeastern syria say it's not the end of the state in the way i saw intended rather it's just the last place well i saw members offered any kind of coordinated resistance. i said doesn't want any families to leave we have tried. unsuccessfully until yesterday the situation under siege is back to fort our children are hungry our ford had finished the shouting water and so many people that died. are hungry and desperate the state that i saw intended one that allowed them to generate revenue through taxation and oil sales and to be able to pass laws was defeated in july two thousand and seventeen according to the iraqi government. that's when i saw was pushed out of iraq's second largest city mosul. at the same
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time syrian democratic forces backed by coalition airstrikes mounted an operation against the group's last major stronghold the city of iraq and syria i saw lost that battle in october the same year. now all that remains of the group is pockets of fighters confined to small areas in iraq and syria analysts say the decline for eisel began with its attempt to take a town on the syrian turkish border in september two thousand and fourteen that's kabbani over there the siege of kabbani on the turkey syria border is considered to be a turning point in the battle against eisel turkey were very worried that they managed to get this close to the turkish border so they allowed both the kurdish peshmerga and free syrian army forces to use their territory to go in to combine in conjunction with the wipe e.g. they were able to force i saw fighters on the outskirts of the town for many it's considered the beginning of the end feisal as caliphate in just
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a few short years eisel lost its territory and by the end of two thousand and seventeen stopped referring to the caliphate in two thousand and nineteen the group still represents a major threat however by using supporters outside of iraq and syria the group has turned to social media to get its message across but platforms like facebook and twitter have closed thousands of isolated accounts the group now uses secure instant messaging apps things like telegram really have taken center stage so. if your kind of self respecting jehadi you probably are on telegrams because that's where all groups whether it's isis or h.t.s. that's where they all share. the majority the vast majority of their propaganda that's where the key conversations are happening it's surprised many that the us president donald trump has now declared the end of the caliphate saying he simply playing to his domestic audience there's more concern about beisel fighters the remain in iraq and syria and what they might be planning for the future iraq of on
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the take you serious. ok let's focus on now let's bring in our guests joining me right here on set we have more in kabul and who's the head of policy analysis at the arab center for research and policy studies over nothings we have a new rink she's a journalist and author of the book the war on isis on the road to the caliphate and in that land we have meir blum she's a professor at georgia state university and author of the forthcoming book small arms children and terrorism welcome to you all and i'd like to start with you here in the studio so we have this last piece of ice or territory reclaimed but what happens now is actually finished as i feel diminished is it rebuilding what threat does i still present now well i think we have to be cautious now i think it's been it's a bit and if the early to celebrate the end off. as an ideology it me have actually
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finished as a territorial entity but i think as an ideology is still very much alive in my opinion because i believe that if we don't tackle that all that what causes which had in the first this led to the emergence of ice and i think we are going to see it see a comeback because so far we have seen like three generations of jihadists start. being from afghanistan one nine hundred seventy nine until the end of the soviet invasion there in the early one nine hundred ninety s. and then we have seen the second generation of jihadists after the us occupation of iraq and then i sit in my opinion is the third generation of jihad this. image and fact as that action to the sectarian policies of iran and maliki government in iraq the security the heavy hand the security approach which syrian president bashar assad used against the protesters of the very early origins of the syrian
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revolution so unless we deal with these issues i think i said was so a life. bloom is your view as well do you think it's not we haven't seen it completed yet it's not over yet i think marwan is absolutely correct i think we have to disaggregate there are two isis phenomena there's a phenomenon of isis that is a territorial entity that is no more but then the issue of the ideology and the spread of its popularity especially on social media something we can't ignore you can't bomb an ideology out of existence the way you can the territorial strongholds that isis no longer in control do you follow me or the propaganda you've studied it you focus on it what sense do you have is the eiffel franchise despite this setback to them is the franchise still growing. the franchise is definitely still in existence there was a period of time after the loss of mosul that we saw
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a real decline in the a number of media offices that i saw when isis was issuing its propaganda on the daily collection that we do a georgia state university we saw a real downturn and then about a month and a half ago a bunch of new channels began to emerge and you had in the segment beforehand mr cooper was saying that telegram is being used extensively and so not only is it telegram but we're seeing other platforms other encrypted platforms that are being tested for isis distribution of its material and after the christ church monster a massacre in the two mosques last week. who has not been heard of since september twenty eighth seen reemerged to issue a forty four minute audiotape to encourage people to rise up and take revenge for the massacres that happened by a white terrorist in new in new zealand right well idealogies clearly some of the
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nice we talk all that something we're going to come to a little bit later in the program but. let's look at the situation with ice along the ground what degree of organization is there left on the ground in syria it was a well disciplined and battle hardened force where will these fighters gholam. all over the place to be quite honest we know that there is a number of pockets both in iraq and in syria not only in the. border area but also a bit deeper into iraq and there's people that are active with all the tactics that we knew al qaeda before off and isis in the beginning so they kidnap people and they ambush. cars day ambush checkpoints just about weekly and sometimes even more in iraq you get these kind of reports and there's a lot of activity still around there are some people that's say that there is about
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fifteen thousand. fighters still around in iraq and syria. and where they are we don't really know exactly although we know that there are pockets of in terms of recruitment for for future members of vizsla this loss of the caliphate you get this beacon if you like to many that helped rule thousands of fighters and now it's gone how does how does i sleep splay not a way to potential recruits when you think that we disillusion you what people are looking forward to is that. there is a caliphate which is the place where all the muslims want to be this new beautiful new state now that is gone so but that's not the only thing the ideology this ideology is is still there amongst radical sunni muslims in iraq and isis had quite
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a following amongst them it was not just that people were following them because they were going to get them back into power it's also religious and that religious aspect is still there when you want to come in i think. it's very much like a the the jet blue for me because we have seen this many times before we have seen it for example after the end of the afghan war when when the afghanis they actually made it back home after the end of the afghan war and also where we have seen it once one more time when the united states invaded i'm going to stand when these you have this all saw the spirit of almost all over the world and then the group again and iraq and after two thousand and three and now actually after i mean destroying that he laughed in syria i fear that many of those fighters actually would be will be making it back home so they are i mean on countries
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because don't forget that after all the bulk of isis fighters actually are foreigners and we have some from europe some from the former soviet republic some from countries almost everywhere we have at least eighty nationalities within i salute and fars so i believe that some of them will make it back home and they are going to create problems for their own countries and now in my opinion where as i said has been in fact the third italian entity of ice that has been destroyed in syria now the hunt is going to be for those actually who have survived and they are going to strike back in my opinion because as i said earlier and this you deal with the root causes of this phenomena well i'm not going to see that he end of it ok bloom what we know it was just referring there to the experience in iraq and what we learned from that experience because i was defeated or back in two thousand and seventeen with the group then evolved in kind of reinvented itself
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well there's two things the fact that every time one of these jihadi groups metastasizes.


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