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from algeria. you know even. after 2 days of protest leaders of an iranian backed group tell them members to withdraw from the u.s. embassy compound in baghdad. hello i'm maryam namazie and london you're with al-jazeera. widespread devastation as bush rising gulf australia's southeast coast at least 15 people are believed to have died and scores of missing. dozens of arrested as a new year's day pro-democracy march in hong kong turns violent. and allegations of mass detentions how india's most populous state is cracking down on protesters
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opposing a new citizenship. welcome to the program our top story supporters of iranian backed groups in iraq of withdrawing from the united states embassy in baghdad after laying siege to the complex for 2 days the popular mobilization forces ordered to demonstrate is to leave the u.s. has dispatched extra troops to the region following the protests with president all trump blaming iran and threatening reprisals simona fulton reports now from baghdad . they left just as they had arrived a day earlier determined and angry but also pleased that they had managed to deliver a message to the us supporters of the iranian backed popular mobilisation forces who had defied the prime minister's orders to withdraw just a day before now heeded the call of their leaders while some dismantled tents and
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ferried away supplies used to camp the night out the more defiant ones staged a final showdown in front of the embassy gates burning tires and flags to the sounds of anti-american slogans usa was hit out of all our country we don't americans we can't brought it to ourselves our war don't turn real we are fighters who dared to out. killed ourselves road turned them ran through. the attack on the u.s. embassy was sparked by the latest u.s. strikes against hezbollah brigades which is part of the popular mobilization forces the majority of the crowd consisted of its members and supporters but some here say they were also driven by what they perceive as an unjust american policy in the region this is my land and if you want to stay here
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you must understand it's. when they. believe and understand. it's we can leave. as crowds withdrew u.s. helicopter circled overhead after reinforcements arrived from kuwait the night before the white house had pressured the iraqi government to end the standoff but it was clear that off already is here didn't want to risk confrontation iraqi security forces surrounded the embassy but used no force to remove the crowds or the iraqi governmental forces have been put on a very confusing and sensitive position as i mentioned they have a very sharp partnership and an alliance with both countries the u.s. and iran so the iraqi government now has to prove to the u.s. that it's taking either a neutral stance or it's protecting the u.s. embassy because that's what a government has to do. and yet the outer gates of the embassy burned and vandalized bear witness to the iraqi government's inability to protect the u.s.
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presence here the speech here at the u.s. embassy appears to be coming to an end with u.s. trade iraqi count the fervent forces now taking over the security and basically securing the area as the crowds withdraw but the hezbollah brigades have said that this is just the 1st lesson for the united states they have vowed that they will not stand down until they see a full departure of u.s. forces from iraq the soil the monopole to al jazeera but about. well iran has denied any involvement in the embassy siege but it supreme leader warn the united states to hit back. if you're on decides to confront a country it will do it without hesitation we are strongly committed to the interests of dignity and progress of our nation and anyone who threatens that will be confronted we will push any country towards war but if others want to impose something on us then we will powerfully stand against them and that's cost us on
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a bench of $8.00 who's in baghdad and we know that protesters have now withdrawn from the area so what is the situation around the u.s. embassy is it common now. yes marian from all accounts that we've heard iraqi security forces are now back in charge of the security on the outer perimeter of the u.s. embassy which was besieged in the last 24 hours by members of the popular mobilization units the shia militias who are now under the command of the prime minister and these are forces who fought against the group isis and the were instrumental in the fight against iceland at times we're actually working by immediately with the media reis with the government iraqi government forces as well as u.s. forces to defeat isolate now just a few years later they found find themselves at the crossroads where we've heard in the last hour or so from one of the groups which the u.s. forces targeted that they are heeding the call of prime minister the prime minister
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and they are heading out of the green zone but their protest is not over they've relocated themselves across the tigris river onto the other bank of the tigris river and they say they will continue to stay there until next week at least when the iraqi parliament they have been promised by the prime minister's office will convene and we'll work towards legislating a law which according to his will is going to make sure that all foreign troops leave this country it is quite interesting because. you logically as well as militarily allied with iran and is a proponent of at least one foreign presence in iraq also interesting because politically they are relying on the government dividing up the the who is in charge of a caretaker government if you remember in the last few months baghdad has seen a wave of protests the protesters have been a number of protests and nearly 500 of them have been killed and now the demand is that a caretaker government comes in and meets all of these demands of the protesters as
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well so it is an interesting 24 hours where more u.s. troops have been deployed where we've seen escalation to the brink where people will like. at the what happened in iran 1979 and now the protesters have left peacefully but they say that their message has been heard their message has been delivered and they will continue their push against u.s. forces until all their demands are met a solid benj of aid in baghdad thank you. al bushfires abutting across all 6 australian states with the situation in victoria new south wales becoming increasingly serious 8 people have died in the past week alone bringing this fire seasons total death toll to at least 15 firefighters are battling more than 200 bushfires across the country many who are now able to return
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to their communities or witnessing the extent of the damage for the 1st time caterpillar press her diane reports entire neighborhoods have burned to the ground destroying more than property. jan gilbert is among the thousands of australians who have begun to go back home to nothing rubble and debris now cover what's left of her belongings all of my positions and. everything there is just simply nothing. nothing he said. in other areas the bushfires are far from over. there are thousands of firefighters are struggling in the states of a tory a new south wales an area that's home to more than 13000000 people and the conditions are expected to get worse over the next few days the winds are expected to be very strong but the food 1st degree temperatures we've got
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a lot far in the landscape that we look at times. in the town of all adult. supermarkets and stock up on food and water power and mobile phone outages are also a concern you have a challenge with getting people liable to even access the basics like petrol and atrocity and that's causing enormous stress for communities we understand that the australian military is using planes and helicopters sit downs of flames while preparing for possible evacuations. emergency crews are stretched thin and slight changes in temperatures and the wind could spark even more fires there wasn't much i could do a time a quick and i just couldn't do anything it was just hearing the wind just. wind just blew and if you look at everything it's just grosse it's just everything everywhere you go. no one knows yet the precise cost of the damage but it's clear the widespread devastation is immense katia locus of
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a on al-jazeera. might be a new yeah but there's no sign that hong kong's anti-government protest says have any intention to abandon the cause protesting it is a saying will than a 1000000 people packed the city streets on new year's day but the largely peaceful march eventually violent as police shut it down arresting 400 people florence in the reports from hong kong. was. what was supposed to be a peaceful march descends into chaos and destruction on the streets of hong kong a small fire most likely caused by a petrol bomb buds before it's doused by a will to carry. elsewhere police stupid to arrest a protester after demonstrators ignore their warnings to leave for hours into the protest march police with drew that permit for business deeming this to be an illegal assembly meaning they can take action to clear the state and that is exactly what they are doing here riot police have got water cannon clearing the
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streets of protesters as well as the barricades that protesters have set up crowds of protesters many wearing gas masks had earlier used to braless and bricks to block roads police fired rounds of tear gas to disperse the crowds. the march it started peacefully in the early afternoon attracting tens of thousands of people who slowly made their way along with 3 and a half kilometers route young and old they chose to spend new year's day much the same way hong kong had spent the 2nd half of last year at another street demonstration. by new year's wish for peace in hong kong but that will depend on the government and the chinese communist party if they continue to tighten their grip on home call in these protests will continue. along the way maybe a union groups set up recruitment booths and volunteers collecting donations to
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assist the protest movement well it is my belief. i the crowd didn't let up on its 5 demands which include an independent investigation into allegations of police misconduct during the protests and the right to choose their leaders. police did a distance away keeping a close watch occasionally protesters would direct the anger at the police. who empty government protests at hong kong have gone on for nearly 7 months now and even though their rallies and gatherings almost every day they've reduced in intensity there's no indication the government is willing to make further concessions roland no matter what the outcome will be. but no one knows for how long this will go on florence new al-jazeera hong kong. much more ahead on the program the battle to change the hearts and minds of consumers and one of the
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world's biggest producers of plastic. and why things are no longer double dutch as the government decides on just one that. has been a quiet start to the new year across much of year we've got a large area of high pressure in charge and not too much showing up on our satellite picture here hi nathan hi we have light wanes and that has led to some pretty dense fog in parts of germany across the low countries as well as cool some problems before the north here we got the tightly packed ice about quite breezy here actually with the winds coming in from a westerly direction all the way over into that east assad if you're even in moscow temperatures have been on the mild side one celsius in moscow on thursday there's that brisk wind are rolling across northern pas and there's
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a lack of wind into the central areas to go a few showers across southeast assad of the mediterranean sea i was along the spells of frank pushing into the northwestern corner over here for thursday we go on into friday i don't think is where the further south is still 12 celsius in london and paris is still mild enough in moscow around to decrease still quite into central areas that's pushing a little further eastward say so hopefully that will help to clear the air around the low countries into parts of germany further south wet windy weather moving across southeastern side of the mediterranean yet again so we have got some disturbed weather just lapping across the coastal shoals of northern ative pushing across into the levant just in time for the weekend. with its leaders in jail agree clear nazi party will eyes on the lives mothers and daughters of the imprisoned leaders to represent them. the women behind a fearsome right wing nationalist party going to do is try to when you see him not
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to do you know what exactly does that mean it means not for most golden doing goals with news documentary on al-jazeera or mostly. a come back and look at the headlines now members of the iranian backed popular mobilization forces started withdrawing from the us embassy compound in iraq's capital on the orders of their leaders bush fires are burning across all 6 australian states with the situation in victoria and new south wales becoming
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increasingly serious 8 people have died in the past week alone. and police in hong kong have detained dozens of people after a new year's day march turned violent. the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has asked parliament to grant him parliamentary immunity from prosecution in 3 corruption cases the majority of the israeli knesset members have to devote in support of this move requesting immunity is likely to delay any potential trial by several months well imran khan joins us now from west jerusalem so he's asked for that immunities bought himself some more time possibly what's next on the agenda for netanyahu. well the process of asking for immunity is actually quite simple all he has to do is make a request of the speaker of the knesset the parliament and then that process actually kicks in the procedure is very complicated because of israel's political
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situation it's headed into another election the 3rd in a year in march march the 2nd so it can't hear any requests for immunity until a government is formed now even if they are able to form a government and 2 elections previously they haven't been able to form a government that means that the case the committee will hear the case if they agree to some time in perhaps april maybe even may so it delays the whole thing once it gets out of committee goes to a plan and then it gets put to the knesset members to vote on already we're seeing people divide themselves along party lines on this the likud of said he is able to ask for immunity it's his basic rights people like i would do a lieberman who is very much in many ways a sort of a kingmaker in israeli politics had he supported netanyahu he would have been able to form a government and we wouldn't have this the election he's already said he's not going to support the immunity request he's don't really is going to vote against it
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others have said very much the same thing so netanyahu now has a political fight on his hands not only to get reelected and to get in a coalition government form but once that's happened to persuade as many end ks as possible to give him immunity request now the speech that he made was incredibly bullish it was very confident it was very cocky it's very netanyahu like he said that he was the only real leader of israel he said that everybody else and this is an interesting thing that he said he said every else is only running because they not netanyahu the nor him so he says he has the confidence of the israeli people he did win a primary. the likud held last week by 72 percent of the vote that's given him confidence to be able to go in and try and survive this political fight and as we've seen throughout the last decade prime minister benjamin netanyahu is very much a savvy political player he can weather these crisis however this is the biggest
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crisis these are all the biggest crisis these ever face in these 3 court cases of corruption are likely to give him a lot more trouble in the coming year all right from western islam and thank you in india the family of a young man shot in the head during a protest say he was intentionally killed by police he is one of at least $25.00 people to die since demonstrations started last month against the government's new citizenship law lisa blaming protesters carrying illegal firearms and her reports now from the northern state of a separate dash. 24 year old was shot in the head he was a bread maker and the sole provider for his family. his 80 year old father is inconsolable his mother less his disabled brother with 3 kids who were raised has no clue how the family will survive the loss of over
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a girl who didn't even let his body home for the last. what happened to the government what's happened to the police but you came to this firing bullets. on december 28th some people here in the city of merit in order for they should try to protest against a controversial new citizenship law that many say discriminates against muslims the police say the protesters protect them the rocks which led them to use force. limbs family says he was not even part of the protests and was merely walking back home from the restaurant he worked in when the police shot this was a video with someone they say was a witness and claiming he saw the police shooting him al-jazeera cannot independently verify its authenticity. activist who went on a fact finding mission to the city soon after the killings say most gunshots were above the beast and appeared targeted this is absolutely clear deliberate shooting to kill it is not following the standard operating procedure of announcing there
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were no announcements no warning announcements mean nothing of the kind and no attempt to use tear gas or water cannons or anything like that no attempt to shoot at the feet 1st it was street to be a shooting to get. activists accuse the police of being biased against muslims. in a recent video the city superintendent of police a collation line saying it was her telling people in a muslim dominated live a hood to go to pakistan. we asked the superintendent about the allegations and i was i won't comment on that and while he admitted. the police did fire shots he said it was protesters with illegal firearms who killed the people however he added the police were investigating whether. there's a big difference between a clean and an untrained shooter the mob doesn't see whether it's firing from behind a front he said that a dozen police officers were shot and injured and shared this video people here say
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they are demonstrating for their right to live in the land of their far india and that they don't want to go to pakistan they also say that we are the police and accuse them of lasting people indiscriminately they say at night they're taking turns their neighborhoods in case officers our. family is in mourning they demand an investigation but don't expect the administration to conduct it fairly arch of war or al-jazeera made out with their predation india at least 9 people have died after massive flooding in indonesia's capital jakarta 900000 people have been forced into temporary accommodation off the tarantula rain soaked the city on new year's eve government's disaster agency said power and water supplies have been cuts of thousands of arms now the mother of a person convicted in cyprus of lying about being raped is calling for a boycott of the country a cypriot court convicted the 19 year old of public mischief after she withdrew an
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accusation of gang rape in july she says she only recanted her i.q. zation while on that your arrest from the police or a challenge explains. this is the anonymous british 19 year old who said she'd been gang raped in cyprus by 12 israelis only to end up convicted herself now her mother has told a british broadcaster that the party resort of iron apa is dangerous the place isn't safe she said it's absolutely not safe and if you go and report something that's happened to you you're either laughed at as far as i can tell or in the worst case something like what's happened to my daughter may happen she's back to campaign trending on twitter to boycott cyprus the teenager was convicted on monday of lying about the rape angering women's rights campaigners who say the victim has been turned into the criminal. she says pressure from cypriot police back in july made her retract her accusation against the 12 israelis. when they arrived
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home at ben-gurion airport some of the young men celebrated with champagne and insulting chance against the woman and. her lawyer says there were numerous violations when police were questioning her she did not have an axe or i didn't seem because she has that i. was well. and she claims and. all that. it was given to us some of the women supporters suspect cypresses economic ties with israel may have influenced the case and they say cyprus is legal system is corrupt and e.u. report in 2018 said the country hasn't fully implemented 14 of its 16 reform recommendations the u.k. foreign office is raising concerns with cyprus about what's happened to the woman but the government said nicosia insists its courts are independent the british woman to be sentenced on tuesday or retellings how to 0. update on the south the
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former prime minister alatas a 2nd bottle has won the presidential runoff election with 54 percent of votes while i will take over for incumbent presidents just a matter of buzz was eliminated in the 1st round is encountered at us as the vote was rigged and he plans to link to contest results at the supreme court's. now if we talk about the land of tulips and windmills holland or the netherlands usually comes to mind but which name should we choose or from now on the government would prefer if people called their nation the netherlands as it attempts to reprint bunts misreports on this now from amsterdam poland is not a country despite suggestions to the contrary all over amsterdam north and south holland are just 2 coastal provinces in the country officially called the netherlands and the government tired of its biggest city being a by word for legalized prostitution and recreational drug use wants
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a rebrand. so with a new p.r. push it's asking us to forget holland and the goalie of the netherlands before the whole rest of the world i think holland is quite clear what it is some small spot somewhere on the earth. where people live. and to change that image around to change that. idea of holland into the netherlands i think it's quite a task it's quite a difficult task. everywhere you look from branded clocks to other souvenirs the name holland dominates it's no surprise tourists aren't sure where they are what would you call this country. bending.
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romance what do you call this country we're in now. you are right. then they learn the basic bassy yes. it's ok yes i mean this is just states the netherlands is the country today officially they want you to stop calling it all and they want to call it the netherlands. in amsterdam they're struggling to cope with a wreck or number of tourists 42000000 people are expected to visit this country by 2030 that's up from around 20000000 now and to manage that the government hopes that this rebranding will encourage people to explore outside overcrowded amsterdam to the country beyond the 2 provinces of holland but as with al-jazeera i'm still in the netherlands. thailand is one of the world's biggest producers of ocean
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plastic pollution retailers an authority is a trying to clean up the country's act by banning some single plastics but as jessica washington reports they also face another challenge changing the attitudes of consumers. around $45000000.00 plus of bags are used every year in thailand but the new deal will bring a change in behavior for consumers all around the country major department store was convenient stores and supermarkets will all implement a ban on plastic bags from this year signs like this are on display around the country explaining the changes telling consumers they'll need to plan ahead for the next time they go shopping there's also a ban on using products with micro beads and plans for a ban on plastic cups within the next 2 years of policy would be think this is a good idea because it will preserve the environment these days so as the weather is changing it's hard to do my job as a driver because of the heat we need to stop using so much plastic and reduce the
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garbage overall but getting thai consumers to break up with plastic could prove challenging the highest percentage of plastic usage doesn't come from department stores and convenience stores it comes from places like this fresh brewed markets and food stalls and getting independent sellers to get on board with a plastic bag could prove challenging. i think a plastic bag bad is a good idea but what will i use instead what would be a good substitute the supply was a wet so they'd be to be in a plastic bag but still i think reducing plastic is a good idea because of climate change the empty plastic push has been in part spurred by the high number of wildlife fatalities caused by classic ingestion one case which caught the attention of the public was that of a baby which died off eating several kilograms of plastic that case and others like it served as a graphic reminder to the public of the dangers of excessive plastic usage. as more
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and everything we're covering right here dot com you can also watch us on live streaming if you like. just look at the stories making headlines now and al-jazeera members of the iranian backed popular mobilization forces have started withdrawing from the u.s. embassy compound in iraq's capital on the orders of their leaders they've been throwing rocks and setting fires outside the building in anger at recent u.s. airstrikes iran has denied any involvement in the country's supreme leader warned that they're not afraid to hit back. if you're on decides to confront a country it will do it without hesitation we are strongly committed to the interests dignity and progress of our nation anyone who threatens that will be confronted we won't push any country towards war but if others want to impose
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something on us then we will powerfully stand against them bush fires are burning across all 6 australian states with the situation of victoria new south wales becoming increasingly serious 8 people have died in the past week alone or 200 bushfires continue to burn while many returning to their communities are witnessing the extent of the damage for the 1st time police in hong kong have detained dozens of people after new year's day march turned violent tens of thousands of people turned out for what started as a peaceful anti-government rally organizers say the march was forcibly suspended by the police. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has asked parliament to grant him parliamentary immunity from prosecution in 3 corruption cases the majority of these really knesset members have to vote in support of this move requesting immunity is likely to delay any potential trial by several months. at
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least 9 people have died after mass flooding in indonesia's capital jakarta 19000 people have been forced into temporary accommodation after to rancho rain so the city on new year's eve the government's disaster agency said power and water supplies have been cut to thousands of. the former guinea-bissau prime minister omarosa so has won the presidential runoff election with 54 percent of the vote losing candidate peres says the vote was rigged and he'll contest the result the stream is next with an exclusive performance from musician and poet and their math lucy joy.
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