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military is on standby as lightning starts more bush files. i connick drops at times square in new york to ring in 20 times. the u.s. has flown a team of marines into its iraqi embassy after protests tried to storm the compound president donald trump is blaming iran for the violence but teheran has denied being involved there's widespread anger of a u.s. airstrikes in iraq and in syria targeting the hezbollah brigades and it rainy and backed group to serious about a full team reports now from iraq's capital. oh stay angry and determined they marched across the river tigris through unmanned checkpoints into
the heart of the fortified green zone thousands of members of the iranian backed popular mobilization forces and their supporters surrounded the compound of the u.s. embassy to deliver a stern warning notice honor. this is a message to trump and to the american embassy and consulate in baghdad. watch out you have touched our soldiers and our brothers they set fires at the outer gates as they tried to get inside the embassy grounds the situation appears to be escalating now with hundreds perhaps thousands of members of the popular mobilization for sending the reeds to the close of the u.s. embassy there filming stones there burning ceased the trying to climb the wall to reach the u.s. embassy compound and they're chanting anti-american slogans they're demanding the waves roll off american troops from iraq. the action is in response to u.s. airstrikes that killed dozens of fighters from the hezbollah brigades which form
part of the popular mobilization of forces it all began as a funeral procession to honor those killed crowds pay their respects as the bodies passed by and vowed to avenge their deaths in the hall there are those although not all of this character the act was carried out by the u.s. and israel they will pay a high price we will take a strong stand and we will not forget the blood of the martyrs as long as there's breath inside of us we will tell them that we are here on the streets and we are here to stay and there will be an aggressive response to their bases are not saying . top pm of their support of this march including hard money the leader of the biggest bloc in parliament and there is. who led an insurgency after the u.s. led invasion in 2003 they pledged to use both military and political means to expel u.s. troops. out of the the. this embassy has proved its conspires against iraq this is the embassy where they spy on iraq and where they lead to destruction of iraq this
is where the sub attorneys are supported the u.s. embassy is located in the heavily fortified green zone for months iraqi security forces have guarded it against anti-government protesters but this time they appear to have orders to stand down the prime minister has condemned the attack on the embassy but the fact that these crowds have been allowed to reach the embassy gates appears to signal the government's implicit endorsement of the message they're trying to send iran has strong relations not only with the security groups that we talk about that we've been talking about but also with the political groups with the institutions with state and state actors inside iraq and across the political spectrum from. and kurdish groups. through loud speakers crowds in tahrir square who've camped out for months to protest against the government and iranian influence renounced any connection to the group that entered the green zone this attack on the u.s.
embassy could turn into a diplomatic crisis many fear it could be the beginning of an escalating proxy war between the u.s. and iran on iraqi soil see want a full teen al-jazeera baghdad where u.s. president donald trump spoke as he entered a new policy of his resource in florida he says he doesn't want war with iran. well i think it's been handled very well the marines came in we had some great warriors come in and do a fantastic job and they were there instantaneously soon as we heard. use the word immediately they came a mediately and it's in great shape as you know this will not be a benghazi i also want to thank the iraqi government they really stepped up i spoke to the prime minister today i thanked him but they stepped up very nice i want to have peace and i like peace and iran should want peace more than anybody the pentagon is planning to send another 750 troops to the middle east and says
more could go to syria's gave us on the reports from washington. well it's 750 u.s. soldiers that are being sent to the middle east immediately according to this pentagon these are soldiers a battalion of soldiers from the 82nd airborne of the u.s. army one of the more battle tested divisions of the u.s. army they are being sent there immediately presumably to kuwait although the pentagon would not confirm that make no doubt about it these are soldiers that are going to or could be sent immediately in to baghdad should the security situation deem it warranted the pentagon also saying that more troops are put on standby for possible deployment to the region in the next few days how many more troops the pentagon won't say however at least one media organization in the united
states is estimating that they are hearing that it could be as many as $4000.00 u.s. troops that could be sent to the region but the pentagon not giving that number but clearly this is a major escalation by the united states and by the pentagon sending these troops there in the wake of the disturbances outside the u.s. embassy in baghdad and i think what this shows is clearly one thing that the pentagon and the trumpet ministration do not trust the iraqi security forces to protect american lives or protect the u.s. embassy in baghdad and clearly this shows that the pentagon is worried about how things could potentially turn. north korea's leader kim jong un has promised to soon launch a new strategic weapon denuclearization talks between pyongyang and washington stalled in october south korean media is reporting that in his annual address to his party kim said that the u.s. would suffer helplessly if it continued to delay talks is accused the white house
of making gangster like demands kim jong un's annual address was watched closely in south korea. mcbride reports from seoul. statements obviously have been long awaited here we knew that there was this end of year deadline for the u.s. to come up with concessions to get things moving again obviously that has passed and so. everyone has been expecting to see what exactly will be the new path that north korea chooses to take so they had by their statements at this special session of the workers party of korea would have been carried extensively this new year's day morning on north korean t.v. kim jong un has basically said that this moratorium on longer range weapons testing and possibly even nuclear testing has come to an end and we will see what happens the north korean leader did say that just the scope and the depth of this testing
of what it gets of the development of its. arsenal depends upon the attitude of the u.s. so it does seem to be leaving open just very slightly although you do get a sense that this is now a final warning from north korea of the possibility that there could be some kind of dialogue at some point in the future north korea enters 2020 still believing that it had some leverage in this election year over donald trump but when you look at these statements although it isn't quite the same kind of belligerence of the past when you compare these statements with the heady days of the single pour summit meeting between donald trump and kim jong un which was all very historic some 18 months ago and the signing of a piece of paper is flimsy as it was talking about the you clear eyes ation of the whole korean peninsula it does seem to leave all that now in tatters. the bushfires raging across 2 australian states are continuing to grow along with the toll on
lives and homes in the past 3 more people have been confirmed killed in new south wales one in victoria lightning started more fires on tuesday night more than $200.00 fires are now burning the charlotte ballasts reports. choking on smoke with only a hose to protect to. face to stray. with the father sure they fought for 5 hours saving their house cars and garden in rule victoria. the professionals are struggling to. thousands of firefighters are battling to contain the wildfires scorching the states of victoria and new south wales an area home to more 1000000 people with once the front hit the wind just picked up a name just took off and that with the everything that they just went wolf is going to come. in the conditions they'll draw everywhere.
international help is arriving by this weekend the u.s. will have seems nearly 100 firefighters canada has seen more than 60 the strain military is using planes and helicopters to douse flames or preparing for possible declarations. on the ground police are trying to keep people out of fire zones areas that rohan change suddenly the wind. west of us. and it's actually cut through and it's. going to short. thousands of residents along the east coast have been pushed to the water's edge if. the fires along the beach.
in sydney the mayor was determined to show must go on for the new year the spectacle was granted an exemption to a statewide fireworks and despite a petition signed by nearly 300000 people calling for them to be cancelled. it is the most beautiful place in the world. that's why people say they want to come to us try to do that. it is a really important the economy. the cost of this crisis is yet to be quantified more than $1000.00 homes and thousands of farmland destroyed. university of sydney . a 1000000000 have been killed we are absolutely stretched right across new south wales we've got falls booming from the queensland border although i down to the victorian border across the great dividing range. and the heat of summer is utah rife bellus. well stephan is a climate change specialist with the national university in canberra he joins us
now via skype from there well good to have you with us is there any doubt that climate change is responsible for the extent and severity of these fires. well look i think the evidence is very very strong that climate change has made these fires much much worse than far as we would have at 30 or 40 years ago they still are not in a couple of ways one is the extreme temperatures well we've already had summer like temperatures the last couple of months in the upper thirty's to forty's and as one of the people who was affected by the fire said it's been dry up there the normal winter time cool season rain that we expect in southeastern still has failed 3 years in iraq and it's set up the forests the bush are in really really dry conditions so is this a strain as new normal is every year going to be like this from now on i wouldn't use the word normal because we're on a rapidly changing trajectory pathway in terms of the climate it's already locked
into the system that's going to get worse for the next decade or 2 so this isn't normal this is a political in a worsening trend that we hope we can stabilize by 24 year 2050 but to do that we've got to get emissions down here is trillion globally well very rapidly and very deep and in the meantime what castro had to do to protect its natural environment well there's not much we can do we obviously have to focus on one protecting lives and protecting our property well i think we're extremely stretched given the number of fires that this bridge over a number of states and then and that's really stretching us i don't think we have the resources to specifically protect natural areas unfortunately they're going to have to pay the price as with crude has been a massive amount of deaths of wild creatures along a still an east coast and unfortunately that's that's set to continue the war so how much damage has this done to
a stray as bush lands and forests when it ever recover from from damage like this. yeah well the latest estimate is over 45000000 shares of forests have been burnt by comparison me entire area of the country of england is about 13000000 hectares were approaching half the size of england that spirit but you raise a very good question we don't know what's going to commune after the burns ecosystems because the climate is shifting so fast shifting toward a hotter climate and shifting toward one with less rainfall in the cool season so this doesn't guarantee that the forces that were there before are going to come back we could will see a drier zone forests or perhaps in some areas savannah type ecosystems with mixed trees and grass and what this means there are a lot of the wildlife that may survive these fires may not have the types of ecosystems they need in
a briefing well what's the situation around camera where you are well we're getting a lot of the smoke that 7 been blowing in from the fires along new south wales south coast just tonight as i'm speaking we rank number 2 in the world in terms of poor air quality not only new delhi in the sport here quality in that there are only just worse than we are so everyone is being warned to stay off the streets we cancelled all of our new year's eve activities last night our concerts are fireworks people were told to stay indoors and keep out of the smoke it's just as bad today we hope in a few days some some breeze can clear this out well could still too many thanks indeed more stuff on that camera thank you. we'll get a weather update next here on down to 0 then. through hundreds of violent protests in hong kong tens of thousands are expected to take part in the march demanding freedom be live at that demonstration. at the u.n.
to class part of the central african republic capital a weapons free zone as it tries to recover from days of violence. hello the pensive call the northern sections of the middle east a lot of clout is what he can see here we've had some foggy conditions across areas of iran but really the may weather system this is the one that's going to continue to impact turkey for the next couple of days but also with some snow working the way steadily through northern sections syria and across into northern areas of iraq quite a band of cloud as well further to the south damages are a little bit lower and then on thursday we will actually see more in the way of rain through the eastern end of the mediterranean so quite a few showers into beirut and cool in aleppo 10 degrees i'm very cold in ankara with a high of just 4 and some snow showers likely in kabul for the next couple of days
which is just a few degrees above freezing very nice conditions generally much of the arabian peninsula there is that band of cloud line through northern sections of it doesn't make much headway south and there's no real rain in the 4 cars so it's a feeling very nice 24 celsius in doha on thursday and 25 across in abu dhabi more in the way of rain certainly into southern sections of africa the rains have been quite persistent now for several days into northern madagascar northern areas of mazen baby and really wednesday on thursday sunny we could see more of those scattered thunderstorms and john is that with a high of 26. they wanted 3000000000 pounds worth of weaponry that was 6000000000 pounds in commission. there is no hope of any more because there's always
a small cobbles. really really good business. in essence we in the united states have privatized the ultimate public function more shadow on al-jazeera. hello again this is al jazeera let's remind you of the main news this hour extra u.s. troops have arrived in baghdad to secure the american embassy there after it was targeted by protesters demonstrators angry of a u.s. air strikes in iraq and syria on sunday that targeted a powerful iranian backed group. catastrophic bushfires
a continuing to rage across eastern australia in the past hour 3 more deaths have been confirmed to the state of new south wales and one in victoria and north korea's leader kim jong un is vowing to develop what he calls a new strategic weapon did you theorize ation talks between pyongyang and washington stalled in. hong kong's new year celebrations were scaled back due to security concerns following months of violent antigovernment protests thousands of people though still gathered across the territories financial hub on the waterfront calling for greater freedom from beijing al-jazeera stiff divya the pollen reports now from hong kong. these are the scenes that defined 29000 for hong kong protesters shielded by umbrellas blockading roads and confronting riot police. a call to disrupt new year's eve celebrations kept many people away from areas normally packed with revelers tourists and shoppers but some still ventured
out to ring in a new decade and mingled with those chanting slogans on the harbor from a mall. i hope that it will be a peaceful year and everyone will be more cheerful mass antigovernment protests were sparked by a proposed extradition bill that would have allowed criminal suspects to be sent from hong kong to mainland china for trial after much opposition the bill was withdrawn but the demands of protesters had already widened into calls for more democracy and investigation into the use of excessive force by the police. since large scale demonstrations broke out in june nearly $6500.00 people have been arrested and police are far more than $11000.00 rounds of tear gas the protests are now in their 7th month and in the run up to 2020 they have lessened in intensity and in size but not in frequency their marches and rallies almost every day and
there still is widespread support while the government has acknowledged it's been a year effect xyzzy and the chief executive kerry lamb has promised to rebuild the city there is no sign of conceding to any of the demands. of. the new year's eve demonstrations included human chains in many popular entertainment districts and there were clashes in long cos the main plash point where some of the more radical protesters lost roads set off fireworks and disrupted traffic. some took a more fest. of approach these protesters were offering free hugs but not softening their stand and the peaceful. that's all the more. like me we find that the protests to be continuity in 2020 because the situation is actually getting more serious here yet so we may going to fight for what you want in the
next year indicating that hong kong may need to brace itself for yet another turbulent year maybe gopalan hong kong hong kong police have approved a new year's day march tens of thousands of people are expected to join al-jazeera florence louis is there and joins us now live florence what's happening. right now we are on one of the main shopping streets this also happens to be a street leading to the victoria park which is the starting point of this new year's day module now behind me you can also see in you can hear people talking and that's where that's where a labor union has set up a recruitment booth about 40 labor unions are going to be present at this march there on a recruitment and fund raising drive to sustain the momentum going into part anti-government protests in 2020. this march is organized by the civil human rights front this same group organized had organized protest marches and driven
june but through more than a 1000000 people it's last march was in december which organizers said so more than 800000 people attending then the organizers say one of the apart from pressing for the 5 demands that protesters have been asking for they also want to draw attention to political reprisals that people who support the anti-government protest face for example people in the education sector recently we heard the education secretary say that the government has the power to revoke appointments of school principals who are deemed unfit to carry out investigations into protest related can. claims against teachers and that's an indication perhaps that the government is prepared to come down and take an even harder stance against civil servants who support the protest movement now with me to talk a little bit more about the protest movement is mr cho one he's the co-founder of the labor party and that is a pro-democracy political party movement mr lee welcome to al-jazeera these
protests have gone on now for more than 7 months it's still getting support or is the tea sensing it when we say goodbye to 2019 you can see the protests even in the new year and we've all met again the police to be a guest and today the 1st day of 2020 we will have a big march i'm sure we will have one that is close to a 1000000 and therefore you can see the fight is to go on because you know the people home going looking for justice when there's so many police brutality against the people there's so many sacrificed in 2900 the protest and i think the as a sentiment of people home call is that we the fight must go on so that we can have justice and so that we can have one of those problems to the people on call to the moccasin and the communist party had not lived up to that promise and we will fight on until we win and i think so too the funny 20 you can expect war protests on the
street but as same time last year we have a victory and there's a council election this year there will be the lead to the cause of action so we will fight on the street front and the legislative council the front the political front and also international front because we need people of all over the world come you know to support our struggle for democracy against the chinese congress party so the fight will go on to win and i wonder what you make of chinese president xi jinping statement on new year's day where he said. the people of hong kong can only survive when that's peace and stability and we've seen hong kong being plunged into recession often months of street protests how would you respond to president cheney's frenzy that those on the same hopeful i talk you know the people moan call is not just about money money it's not everything what we cherish is the rule of law freedom and what we're fighting for is the bankruptcy promise
monaco is founded and and therefore the fight is about you know come a spot is the intervening into our home consist of you know it have been key in being have been in the beginning for the pos years and and there for him he completely misread on call we want to our future and it's not just money we are all right thank you very much differently and you've had we've been hearing you've been we've been speaking to mr chair for one week the co-founder and also the vice chairman of the labor party a pro-democracy political party in hong kong. and 0 as far as louis reporting live from hong kong florence many thanks indeed the united nations government forces in the central african republic of declared a neighborhood in the capital bangui a weapons free zone fighting recently broke out between a militia local traders in the area known as p.k. 5 the armed group was given a deadline to som pasta ahmed address reports from bungie. a
short force by united nations troops in an effort to avoid an all out war between traders and therefore more militia protect is in bundy's p.q. 5 neighborhood the area was once described as one of the most volatile districts in the country. now the united nations has stepped in calling on both sides to this. matter almost anyone seen with arms will be arrested disarmed or neutralized if he or she resists the population shouldn't take long to their hands it's the responsibility of a new and local course and we will also occupied control bases of self-defense groups for government forces this is the 1st time they're setting foot in 5 says $24.00 to you. know we should pretend about the current situation if one is a traitor you're a traitor if you're a militia man who reintegrate you to work last week clashes broke out between
traders and the local militia protecting them of accusation of extortion more than 40 people were killed days later the traders vow to chase the militia out of the area that declaration of the p.k. 5 never hold us what once freeze all came just hours before a deadline full so running out all arms in the neighborhood as fire traders who had relied on militia men for protection told them that they need to surrender all weapons in their position or freeze an all out war now why should that side order has been on anyone seen carrying a gun and this naval. disarming fighters which the united nations want to carry out is something no one was able to do in 5 since the outbreak of civil war in 2030 in . some residents wary of the bloodshed hope this time it will be different. our message is clear people should really be careful we're going to make sure no
one is using guns to hold people to ransom. people who are fed up and disappointed with what they did are doing that's why they want the presence of international and local forces to take charge and get into everyone's safety for now a bloody confrontation on new year's eve is averted but no one knows for how long this piece well hold. al-jazeera bunky. most of the world is already into the new decade happy new year to you by the way one of the latest cities to usher in 20 twentieth's short while ago was new york city with its famous ball drop in times square this year's theme was climate change dedicates to teachers and students studying. it is could tell you when a solo adrian for they get here in doha the headlines on al-jazeera extra u.s.
troops have arrived in baghdad to secure the american embassy there after it was targeted in a day of violent protests demonstrators were angry over u.s. airstrikes in iraq and syria on sunday which targeted a powerful iranian backed group the hizbullah brigades $27.00 of its fighters were killed iran has rejected u.s. accusations that it was behind the unrest donald trump says he doesn't want to go to war with iran. well i think it's been handled very well the marines came in we had some great warriors come in and do a fantastic job and they were there instantaneously as soon as we heard. used the word immediately they came immediately and it's in great shape as you know this will not be a benghazi also want to thank the iraqi government they really stepped up i spoke to the prime minister today i thanked him but they stepped up very nice i want to have peace and i like peace and iran should want peace more than anybody
north korea's leader kim jong un has said that he'll soon launch a new strategic weapon denuclearization talks between pyongyang and washington's told and. south korean media is reporting that in his annual address to his policy kim said the u.s. would suffer helplessly if it continued to delay talks he accused the white house of making gangsta like the mom's catastrophic bushfires continue to rage across eastern australia in the past 3 more deaths have been confirmed in the state of new south wales and one in victoria lightning strikes overnight on tuesday started a number of new files in victoria with more than 200 now burning them others the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after the listening post next. capturing a moment in time. snapshots of the lives. of the
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