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no sign of let up on the protests in lebanon as hundreds gather outside government buildings and beirut. and richelle carey this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up an important witness changes his testimony in the u.s. president's impeachment inquiry piling further pressure on donald trump. 15 people were killed in southern thailand during an attack on a security checkpoint. as foolish and worsens in india some fear one of the 7 wonders of the world could collapse. or does there's a lot been on our back on the streets for a 3rd week demanding the fall of the government are gathering outside of government
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buildings in a bid to force the entire ruling elite to step down demonstrators want to new government that's not divided along religious sects they're also angry over delays in forming a new cabinet after prime minister saad hariri resigned stephanie decker is at those protests and beirut right now it's not going to have it it's a groups of protesters are now taking their demographer to government institutions there outside the ministry of justice here are changing their tactics really from what had been blocking roads we saw with the army own choose a forcibly removed the road block the message here is that people want to keep the message that they want it count to believe that nothing has been done the political side hasn't moved so this is what they're doing now it's not just here in beirut it's also in other areas across the country to try to keep the pressure on what they're calling for here is for the judges to ensure their rights for there to be accountability for there being an investigation into. sheen of course corruption is
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a huge issue in this country and people will tell you that that is one of the main reasons why the economy is at the point where it is today so now we're seeing a shift in the protests protestors tactics which is moving to government institutions also buildings that have to do with electricity and phone companies to try and keep the pressure on to see some kind of accountability some kind of change when it comes to the system. action or streisand killed at least 3 children in serious and lead province ospital for women and children was among the targets several medical staff also ensured more details now from ha ha bar and ghazi on tap near the turkey syria border. strikes have targeted many medical facilities over the last few weeks in those areas we've just been in touch with the director of that hospital that was targeted basically he said that many people were injured mostly evacuated to other hospitals of the hospital is now out of service which
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means that many people who live in the in the area won't have access to any medical facility any time soon and this poses enormous challenges for the medical stuff in the area what is happening now is that the russian government backed by russian fighter jets are targeting rebel positions in the dusk deescalation so these are areas we would you would not supposed to be targeting following the 2018 agreement russia signed with turkey now that after rebel positions in by that's another man in shift in the middle of it is just south of it live and it seems they are trying to push all the population north towards was the city of a default them to be able to contain the area businesses here to paving the way for what they say could be a final push to take over it live which is the rebels last stronghold in syria. in the coming hours iran is expected to take further steps away from the 2015
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nuclear deal and begin activating ensure a human richmond facility and a few hours to iran's expected to start injecting uranium gas into centrifuges in an underground area near the city of comb the u.s. has called the move a big step in the wrong direction and the e.u. says it's also concerns. a central figure in the u.s. impeachment inquiry has changed his testimony apparently for the replicate president onil trop washington's ambassador to the core the someone has admitted trump used military aid as a way to force ukraine to investigate his political rival joe biden i did a castro reports from washington d.c. . the only witness to have explicitly defended president trump on the central question of the impeachment inquiry has reversed himself that question is whether
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trump withheld security assistance from ukraine in exchange for help with his reelection campaign. bassett or gordon solomon at 1st says there was no quid pro quo but after being implicated by other witnesses he says his memory has sharpened insulin's amended testimony released tuesday the ambassador says he now remembers telling you craning officials that the security money wasn't coming unless you crane's president publicly announced investigations into trump's political rivals all of the witnesses agree that the president engineer a shakedown of the ukrainian government someone was a wealthy trump donor and was rewarded the top european job despite having no experience in diplomacy analysts say his change in testimony strengthens the case against trump i think the president if it can be shown that he directed his subordinates to withhold congressionally funded military assistance until the state
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of ukraine was prepared to issue a public announcement that they were investigating joe biden and a firm connected to his son i think that's right down the middle line of abuse of power investigators also released the testimony of former ukraine envoy kurt volker he said he knew security 80 ukraine was vital and that trumps shadow policy directed by his private attorney was wrong but i'm appalled by these developments. there's no other word for it we're in a moment of history when republicans over only a few weeks have shifted from saying that no laws were broken to saying that laws were broken but it's not impeachable to outright advocating that laws be broken the white house says the witness testimonies released tuesday do more to exonerate the president than to condemn him a spokeswoman points to a line in solomon's testimony in which she says he quote did not know and still
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does not know when why or by whom the aide was suspended but those are the very questions that investigators want answered and the white house itself is keeping the witnesses who may have those answers from testifying heidi joe castro al-jazeera washington frank bowman is a professor at the university of missouri school of law and he thinks the release of these transcripts is a significant development in the impeachment inquiry. 1st they strengthen what we've already known about the case against mr trump in the sense that the evidence that there was indeed a quid pro quo in the sense of the fact that mr trump did indeed demand something from ukraine that is help against his political rival in return for military aid is becoming clearer and clearer and clearer. particularly today from the testimony of. the basket or sandland but the other thing that's interesting i'm
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reading these transcripts is what they don't show and that is. the fact that there are indications of all throughout these transcripts of information that for example you know ambassador saddam would like to bring to the house but is being barred from bringing by orders of the white house and of course there are other witnesses that the house would like to have brought forward to. into the end pietschmann inquiry to really confirm all the details of this story and the white house is blocking those so from a certain perspective this is the worst of all possible worlds for the white house on the on the one hand you have enough evidence to actually secure and in. impeachment vote and at the same time the president is refusing to produce in information that would actually confirm many of the details so this is the worst of all possible worlds and it's a little unclear what it is that they're thinking over the white house and certainly doesn't make a lot of sense to me. iraq we are getting reports of confrontations between
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security forces and anti-government protesters in baghdad overnight in karbala one person was killed and 7 others and injured there in weeks of demonstrations calling on the government to step down and minister adela mahdi has denied he is trying to stay on power repeating his call for politicians to find a replacement and in the past few hours the u.s. embassy in iraq has come out with a statement that reads this way it is increasingly clear that the government of iraq and the country's political leaders must engage seriously and urgently with iraqi citizens who are demanding reform we deplore the killing and kidnapping of unarmed protesters threats to freedom of expression and the cycle of violence taking place rocky's must be free to make their own choices about the future of the nation and a u.n. report says security forces are committing sin bare human rights violations the latest report indicates a demonstration related violence from the 25th of october november 4th caused at
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least $97.00 further deaths and thousands of injuries well the iraqi security officials could displayed more restraint that in previous protests earlier in october particularly in baghdad the unlawful use of lethal and less lethal weapons by security forces and armed people requires urgent attention. the house again joins us live from the iraqi capital for more on this so when talking to the prime minister made a speech last night how are the protesters reacting to that and what is the government actually doing to respond to what it is the protesters want. richelle the prime minister did not cover any new terrain on tuesday evening there's definitely a sense among the protesters that we've heard this all before as you mentioned is that i'll resign once a replacement is found didn't mention who would select a replacement and when that replacement might be put in place also no mention of
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when there might be early elections so protesters are really looking for substantive change and what they want most of all is certainly change at the very top they're also looking for a rapid pace of change whether or not that's realistic some political analysts say that it's not quite realistic this is what the government is doing at this moment the government is saying that a constitutional committee is meeting to look at amendments to the constitution that those amendments include changes in iraq's political system from a parliamentary system to a presidential one and abolishing these provincial councils that many protesters load protesters have actually been burning these provincial council buildings and vandalizing them throughout the country we also know that the president has assured protesters that draft of a new election law is being formed and that it will be presented to the parliament later on this week although we have no idea again if the parliament is slated to
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actually meet so what we're seeing is a lot of distrust from protesters of this government one has to keep in mind this is one political analyst i spoke to that people have been in the streets protesting in iraq for almost a decade in that time they've seen their 2nd i. i'm a prospect dim the educational system deteriorate the infrastructure probable and not $100.00 local government official has ever been held accountable for corruption so it's been a leader after leader in the minds of protestors who have come and gone making providence promises that all the while for protestors at least there has never been any real substantive change that is why they do not want the current system they say that they do not want anyone who's in power now it's be part of politics in the future because they simply do not trust the people in power now to oversee a process of change they do understand that the process has to be gradual that it
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could take time but again this is an issue of trust all right natasha game with the latest from baghdad thank you at least 11 people have been killed in the democratic republic of congo near the border with uganda military spokesman says the attacks near color were carried out by the i saw affiliated a.t.f. rebels. still ahead on al-jazeera 9 members of an american family shot and killed and mexico. and yemen's internationally recognized government reach as a power sharing deal with separatists to end a conflict in the south. hello again to welcome back well here across the south china sea we are watching a developing tropical system right now and it's not really moving too much we've
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been watching the system for the last several days the system is bring some very heavy rain still across parts of the philippines and as we go towards thursday we do expect to see more of the very heavy rain across much of that area this storm system is going to develop slowly we think by thursday it will be a tropical storm and the system is slowly going to be making its way towards the west as we go towards friday but still very heavy rain will be impacting parts of the philippines then down towards the south though for jakarta it is going to be a little bit clear with the time to there of $33.00 degrees now we are watching one weather system make its way across the bite that's going to bring some very heavy rain not just for victoria but also for new south wales over the next few days temperature wise it is still going to be quite cool across much of that area with this frontal boundary and temp just to the north though for brisbane we're looking quite warm here as we go towards thursday with a temperature ribbon of $32.00 degrees and sydney at about 30 degrees there out here towards the west though those temperatures are making their way up so it is going to be well above average for perth we do expect to see
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a temperature here of $34.00 degrees and by the time we get towards the weekend expect to see about 37 degrees there and alice springs 32. oldest muslim undertakers working here he says 7 days a week that's grown with the community my father purchased a black and blue small store to do the laundry and out of the we saw the stock being faltering to which i became business this stories we don't often hear told by the people who the diffuser she lived. east and undertakers this is europe on al-jazeera.
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watching al-jazeera let's take a look at the top stories right now protesters in lebanon are gathering outside government buildings 100 attempt to force politicians to step down i say they want to new government that's not divided along sectarian lines or confrontations between iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters in baghdad overnight one person was killed and 7 others injured and the city of karbala the u.s. embassy in baghdad has condemned the killing and kidnapping of an arm protesters since demonstrations began in october. russian air strikes have killed at least 3 children in syria's it live province a hospital for women and children was among the targets several medical staff were ensure. at least 15 people had been killed in an overnight attack in southern thailand gunmen stormed a checkpoint and province believed to be part of
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a separatist movement armed groups have carried out attacks in the predominantly muslim region since 2004 a security official described wednesday's attack as one of the biggest and recent years. has more from bangkok. this attack took place at around 1120 on tuesday evening in yellow province one of the 3 southernmost provinces in thailand bordering malaysia where several armed groups have been fighting for years for independence or autonomy from thailand which is a predominantly buddhist country the target of this attack appears to have been defense force volunteers these are people from local communities who are recruited by the thai military they are armed and trained by the thai army to act as exactly what they're called defense force volunteers they do things like man checkpoints and they are often targeted by the separatist groups even though many of them are muslim themselves because they are seen as traitors they're seen as symbols of the
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state that they are fighting against highly unlikely that we'll get a claim of responsibility for the this attack we never really get them in the deep south but we know that the group that is responsible for most of the violence is believed to be b.r.m. barry sun revolution or the national revolutionary front interestingly the timing of this could be to do with the stored peace process when peace talks have taken place over the last few years the key faction within rand that is believed to be responsible for most of the violence in the deep south has not been involved in those talks it refused to take place because the conditions weren't right what we're hearing now is that that faction of b. are in may want to talk now that we have a new government in place in thailand after the election in march so this attack in yala province on tuesday evening may have been a signal to the government that it is ready to talk and if the government is not
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willing to get back around the table and have negotiations then the attacks may well continue. cambodia's self exiled opposition leader says he will return to the country on saturday to face arrest summarising promise to go back and protest against the one party rule a prime minister who say in cambodia national rescue party was banned by the prime minister who threatened to arrest anyone supporting what he calls a coup reigns he fled to france 4 years ago after a conviction for criminal defamation he denies the charge and says it was politically motivated as president donald trump has offered to help mexico quote wipe out drug cartels blamed for an attack that killed 9 americans 3 children 3 women rather and 6 children were targeted near the northern town i believe say after members of a cartel opened fire on their cars security officials a gunman may have mistaken them for a rival gang and a warning viewers may find some of the continent and john heilemann story
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disturbing. the good talk a mute witness to a tragedy this is for the record medium for my granny should older bert. show up. right on the road out a lot more to. 3 women and 6 children from the liberal family mormons originally from the u.s. who settled in mexico decades ago was shot dead on a motorway in nor the mits co this was one of the relatives said trevor i used to live and also dead twin's 6 months old the survivors a baby found by the side of his dead mother and children who fled into the mountains alex labor on to a relative told us. what
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. was the labor owns a well known emits co for the anti violence activism of some of their members because they u.s. citizens that meant president donald trump got involved he tweeted that it was time to wage war on the cartels president lopez obrador while he welcomed u.s. corporation rejected that he will be. the worst they could happen is war those who have read about it all suffered it know they. past experience says the president opens up the door he's probably right more than a decade ago but scary started it all out confrontation with the cartels and all that happened with the mood but he's in a tight spot now about 3 weeks ago his security minister said that his government was getting on top of the violence but since they he's been hit by crisis of the crisis 1st of all 14 policemen ambushed and killed in the western state of mitch
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mcconnell then the alleged cotto leader who met during cooley well the city. and now this a new low this case is attracted more published the it's not a lawyer you know this unfortunately part off sort of the mutation of criminal warfare on off mexican organized crime that has seen over the past years is that family members children women innocent bystanders and general regular civilians are not off limits anymore for this kind of file its needs of the police no president will preserve those new national guard seemed to have been enough to set those boundaries and there's a continuing cost john home and how does it a city. violence has broken out between supporters and opponents of bolivian president evo morales in the capital la paz riot police fired tear gas to disperse the crowds as thousands marched over last month's disputed election results alice
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his rivals are accusing moralities of voter fraud and want him to step down the president has denied those allegations. a setback to donald trump just a year before the 2020 presidential election democrats haven't seen a number of republicans and state polls democratic candidate and bashir in kentucky has claimed victory in the race for governor as trump backed rival has not yet conceded and for genya democrats a woman shorty's in both thousands of the state's legislature for the 1st time and more than 2 decades yemen's internationally recognized government has signed a power sharing deal with southern separatists and was brokered by saudi arabia and aims to end months of violence between government forces and u.a.e. backed fighters here's our diplomatic editor james bass. a deal is signed that it's hoped may bring peace to one part of the violent war in yemen presiding at a ceremony saudi crown prince mohammed bin so man those signing the government of
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yemen president had he a key saudi ally was among those present and the southern transitional council which was strongly backed by the united arab emirates even though all the while they've remained part of the saudi led coalition in yemen the real war in yemen is obviously between the hard government the saudi that coalition and the who are these so this is just a sideshow and this is kind of a small breakthrough in the sideshow that only occurred very recently at the u.n. in new york the deal was welcomed by the u.k. ambassador the current president of the u.n. security council and this is a good step forward. that brings the satin transitional council into the government and we hope that the agreement will last and will be the 1st step if you like on to increase momentum at to get across yemen political process yemen's conflict is complex and multi-dimensional southerners of long had grievances the
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south was a separate country for much of the cold war but it's worth noting that the last time a yemen peace deal was signed in stockholm almost a year ago the south was relatively quiet. the most recent clashes there only broke out this summer and in part this was linked to the u.a.e. which had the main international force in the south pulling most of its troops from the saudi led coalition the latest developments are important but they don't mean an end to the wider war and in particular the conflict between saudi arabia and the who thieves who still control a large portion of the country including the capital sanaa james pays out 0 of the united nations. take a parliament has to be formally suspended. in the coming hours ahead of a snap general election that means campaigning can officially began opposition leader germy corben is given a preview of what people can expect from his labor party this is the 2nd general election since the 2016 referendum there secretary state has condemned the chinese
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government for its treatment of muslim leaders peo says he's deeply troubled by reports china has harassed jailed and detained family members of weaker activists the un says at least a 1000000 weekers have been detained in camps and changing beijing says the camps are reeducation centers to reduce what it calls extremism is the director of external affairs at weaker human rights project she describes the scale of china's detention program there's a single minded focus for many departments in the u.s. state department there are just extremely alarming to see that you can have an industrial scale detention and torture of millions of people and i'm saying that literally the minimum estimate 1500000 people taken away from their homes this is happening under a shroud of secrecy the chinese government does not allow journalists to go and report but it's very significant the u.s.
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government continues to speak based on the evidence that it does have we now know that program to simply detain people on mass even using quotas in some villages to simply take away people. from their homes and lock them up in camps sometimes converting schools and then rapidly building gigantic prisons which can be seen from satellite photos that began in march 2017 and there were reports trickling out i would have to give a shout out to radio free asia which has a weaker service which was reporting on this early but it's been known since the fall of 2017 it just takes a long time for people to partly because they just can't believe it it's too it sounds too awful that it could be happening in the 21st century. one of the world's biggest tourist attractions india's taj mahal is under threat it was built more than 400 years ago on wooden blocks experts fear those wooden blocks are drying out and pollution is damaging the monuments famous white marble reports having your
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photo taken in front of the is on the to do list for millions of to waste visiting india's biggest bemis landmark. but just a few steps away is the young one are over choked with rubbish and sewage and both the pollution and the reduced amount of water in the river because of barrages upstream are threats to the monument of. the taj was built almost 400 years ago on a network of wooden blocks polluted river could corrode them and if the wooden blocks dry out they may break up causing that to collapse or restrict it has been designed in a manner that. is important both qualitatively and quantitatively for survival number one it gives. didn't. or did. the waters of the river pose
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another problem a breeding ground for insects some experts say insects crawling up the. patches which need regular cleaning. and pollution from coal exhaust is also discovering and attacking the white marble now back in the 1990 s. the supreme court of india had ordered nearly $300.00 industries to be moved out of the city but activists say it's the government that needs to do more to save the famous heritage site. the india government's representative in our grass says many projects are planned to ensure the city does its bit deceived and he says all of the city's sewage will be treated in treatment plants. all the. british and his friends gather on the banks of the young every day and pray that
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the government to deliver before it's too late. al-jazeera india. the headlines right now on al-jazeera protestors in lebanon are gathering outside government buildings in an attempt to force politicians to step down they say they want to new government that's not divided along sectarian lines. or confrontations to train iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters in baghdad overnight one person was killed and 7 others and. the u.s. embassy in baghdad has condemned the killing and kidnapping of unarmed protesters demonstrations began and. are now from the top name in the iraqi capital. protesters are really looking for substantive change and what they want most of all is certainly change at the very top they're also looking for
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a rapid pace of change whether or not that's realistic some political analysts say that it's not quite realistic this is what the government is doing at this moment the government is saying that a constitutional committee is meeting to look at amendments to the constitution that those amendments include changes in iraq's political system from a parliamentary system to a presidential one and abolishing these provincial councils that many protesters load protesters have actually been burning these provincial council buildings and vandalizing them throughout the country russian air strikes have killed at least 3 children in syria's adlib province a hospital for women and children was among the targets several medical staff were injured in the coming hours iran's expected to take further steps away from the 2015 nuclear deal and began activating its uranium enrichment facility duran's expected to start injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at an underground area
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near the city of comb the u.s. has called the move a big step in the wrong direction at least 11 people have been killed in the democratic republic of congo near the border with uganda military spokesperson says the attack snorkel kolo were carried out by the ice will affiliated a.t.f. rebels and southern thailand gunmen stormed a checkpoint and killed at least 15 people attack hope happened overnight province and then are believed to be part of a separatist movement armed groups have carried out attacks in the muslim majority region since 2004. so the headlines keep it on al-jazeera this is europe is next. seriously you can. just.
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