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from their homes and leaves behind a trail of destruction. so we're starting in turkey where parliament has approved a government motion to deploy troops to libya this is in support of the u.n. recognized administration in tripoli that's been fighting against the warlord khalifa haftar remember his forces launched offensive in april to capture the capital turkey says its troops will protect its rights in the mediterranean and its interests in libya like the deals which anchor in tripoli recently signed on military cooperation and maritime boundaries but there were challenges turkish opposition parties were against the move they say ankara should have 1st given priority to a diplomatic solution. let's go to ankara has mohamad it has been following this one all day mohamed how decisive was this vote.
quite divisive almost t's. see it had to be the. considerable number of members of parliament or polls outright saying that there was need for more diplomatic avenues to the conflict instead of getting sucked into what they call a map you quote my about the civil war in libya it is but the government it together with its affiliate. very. many number in the majority in parliament so. the bill to the advantage of the people gives an initial monday of one year leaves the government to decide on the number of troops to deploy home nation one to be deployed the defense
minister. has also husbands picking on ses they're ready to deploy all soon as they get the green light from the president who is the commander in chief of the armed forces ok thank you for that mohammed. in ankara also hearing that egypt which backs the war khalifa haftar is condemning turkey's move. to send troops to libya we're going to go to libya now actually tripoli mahmud out the one who is our correspondent there. as mohammed was saying we don't actually know how many troops are coming in when they'll be coming in exactly what the doing however. how much of a boost is this. well we have just spoken to military commanders or with the. military operation that's the counter offensive led by the. government for national accord they are actually cheering up this news
about the approval from the parliament of the mandate to send troops to be despite the fact that nobody here in at least in libya knows how many of these troops are or when they're going to be deployed but as far as we know from military commanders on the ground at most a problem of the would be military experts to be sent the 1st phase will include military experts but each has not revealed when the military experts will be sent to libya but in all cases this is of course bad news for the other camp led by have to his forces as you know that have to the source who have been advancing on the ground during the past couple of weeks actually they have taken control of important through locations in southern tripoli including get military camps so now the western camp led by the g.n.a.t.
is definitely lying on the military support to change the situation on the ground and to actually change their balance of power in favor of the government of forces on the ground as you know that this is also a message to the have to the allies. regional and international powers there been supporting the war literally for have to include ingrassia france the united arab emirates and egypt that the government of national accord is now getting supported by virtue of a military agreement that was sealed on a strike by tool government officials governments as. no that help that has been recruiting medicine or is from russia and from african countries despite the fact that as the government says have is not legitimate and he's not recognized by the international community so the government says that it is going to receive turkish
military support by virtue of the military agreement signed by 2 legitimate governments that is not without the one head with the latest from tripoli thank you and now our senior political analyst mo and bashar with this here now 8 months it is since khalifa haftar started his offensive and he and his troops have gotten closer and closer to tripoli how much is this the introduction of turkish troops potentially changing the game well certainly it will help tripoli withstand any such offensive that's coming and that's been coming for the last several months it's sort of interesting that the warlord has predicted several times that he will be winning the battle of tripoli but it never actually materialized and yet by some estimates his forces already control some 80 percent of the libyan territory
thanks to the support as we've mentioned before of egypt the united arab emirates saudi arabia and others. look i am not surprised that a dictator like sisi with 60000 political prisoners or a regime like the emirates and saudi arabia would make a public statement in one way and then covertly support the warlord in libya but france and italy to be appeasing a warlord that everyone knows is anything but a democrat and everything but a mutation of the former dictator mama look at that so what is it that they want is mind boggling when i think it's appeasement more than thinking us look let's all remember that unlike syria libya is an oil producing country and since the intervention in libya and it was on in libya that the west intervened back in 2012 simply because it is an oil rich country and now they're trying to pre-position themselves in a way that they would be on the winning side so that if after god forbids takes
over the country there would have their oil interests covered now turkey went into the game late but i think indispensable in the sense that it will make sure that the battle for libya does not go to the wrong side certainly not the wrong side of history from that sense and that the process towards a diplomatic solution is sped by having a more balance between benghazi and tripoli you would have thought no one after what is it 8 years of war in syria 5 years of war in yemen that some lessons would have been learned but all the same players are coming back out there it's russia it's turkey it's saudi arabia it's the u.a.e. it's egypt and it just it doesn't seem it certainly sounds like it doesn't bode well for libya's future absolutely it's actually mind boggling that they take a public position in support of the government tripoli and then they secretly conspire against the government in tripoli with a warlord. it was
a disaster in syria it is a disaster in yemen it is a disaster in libya but just to your point and that's very important come out there was one thing learned from the arab spring that we have a whole new movements now in the region from iraq to algeria. you know and on to lebanon where people say look i foreign i will probably leave everyone blind and a civil war cannot be won because it just simply leaves the country broken down libya unfortunately it's still in that tragic logic of 2011 when counter-revolution supported by the united arab emirates egypt and others continue but it is now becoming clear with the turkish intervention in libya like but very different the russian intervention in syria it's clear now that in libya this is not going to be settled by the warlord against tripoli and that's what and that's why i think this
is a military intervention but the end game has to be diplomacy because. as the u.n. special envoy sad there has to be a 3 way process one ceasefire hopefully this will lead to a ceasefire even before or after intervention of the turkish forces to all the stakeholders you mentioned that we've been trying we've been asking that they all leave libya alone now everyone is going to be asking them to stay support whoever they're supporting but use their influence use their leverage in order to facilitate a peace process not a war process in libya hence we all hope that the berlin process for a diplomatic solution in tripoli will work out if the stakeholders including turkey and perhaps france italy and russia then come to the table ok and say these are the part of leaders for a solution then huffed. and phases in tripoli and others are going to have to come
to the libyans in order to chart their way forward for their own future and to share our senior political analyst thank you for that of the leaders of greece israel and sign press amazing right now to sign off on a multi-billion dollar pipeline agreement it is the east med pipeline begins in israel's the vans and basin off shore gas reserves then runs across the mediterranean to the great content of crete goes on to the greek mainland all up this could provide up to 10 percent of the natural gas needs. in athens with more on this maybe you can give us some details on what this deal as you were saying to us earlier it's not actually a deal to start constructing it's just a deal to go ahead with it is that correct. that's right it's an intergovernmental agreement which settles any political or legal issues between the 3 governments most intimately involved in pushing this project italy is expected to sign on and
the european union has looks favorably on the project spending about $36.00 and a half $1000000.00 on its research and development phases the 2nd of those phases the more serious business of deciding which exact routes on the seabed the pipeline would follow is about to begin so that is a deep level of commitment this pipeline is an ambitious project technically it's about 1100 kilometers long. it will cost at least $5000000000.00 euros and it would ultimately supply between 10 that is the initial capacity and 20 its ultimate capacity 1000000000 cubic meters of gas to europe a year europe uses about 500000000000 cubic meters a year so this would possibly reach 4 percent of european needs which is significant it isn't. let's say the sort of quantity that would allow europe
to. stop using russian gas which implies about a 3rd of european needs but it is certainly adding to the energy security diversity of some diversification of sources and therefore competition certainly in southeast europe and and eastern europe and that is something that is politically important to the europeans but also economically. in athens for us thank you john. the rest of the day's news coming up including this i think we should have a debate on health care. it's top of the agenda for the u.s. presidential hopefuls and a country with the most expensive health care system in the world.
hello again welcome back to international weather forecast well we are going to expect some more rain here across parts of southeastern china it's going to be a chilly rain temperatures for hot maybe only getting to about 70 degrees as your forecast high here on friday a lot of rain extending down towards the south as well as we go towards saturday though rain starts to break up we are going to be seeing how do i though a rainy day in a sherry day for you with a temperature of about 26 degrees well here across jakarta the flooding has been deadly over the last few days we're going to expect to see more rain over the next few days but not as heavy as what we have seen about 200 millimeters of rain has fallen in the last 48 hours 31 degrees here on friday maybe popping up to about 32 as we go towards saturday you factor in the middle he the heat it's going to feel more like $35.00 as a heat index there and then across india we are talking about rain for the north as well as the east the good news is this is breaking up that smog situation that they have been dealing with this winter where to be seeing the rain making its way a little bit more towards the east kokoda attempt
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top stories this hour on al-jazeera turkey's parliament has approved the deployment of its troops to libya and korea says it wants to help the un backed government in libya fight after forces were trying to capture the capital tripoli but egypt which backs the warlord has condemned turkey's decision. to disagree so israel and cyprus amazing to sign off on a multi-billion dollar pipeline agreement that is at odds with turkey and libya's plans in the same area this is a pipeline that would run from israel's offshore gas reserves across to the greek might. taiwan's military chief and 7 other people have been killed in a helicopter crash air force general. and other officials were traveling to visit
troops in the northeast and that's happened just days before the presidential election foreign story has more. a tangled mess of metal and this is where the black hawk helicopter came down in a mountainous area near taipei it was flying from the capital to the northeastern city of iran but it lost contact shortly after takeoff. a soon as the helicopter disappeared from writer to blackhawk helicopters took off from song sang airport to the side soldiers from the lange young military command were also dispatched to search and rescue. the defense ministry says it set up a task force to investigate the cole and there were 13 people on board among the dead is taiwan's military chief force general shen. he was responsible for overseeing the island's defense against china which considers taiwan as its own territory and has threatened to use military force to take back control of taiwan
holds presidential and parliamentary elections on january 11th and the president chiding when is seeking a 2nd term a political analyst says the military chiefs death will likely impact the campaign talking points once the candidates return to campaigning i think we'll see a president's side emphasize that she has been a supporter of the military and she's been a supporter of increase military spending in the other side will probably look a way to criticize for example by saying yeah you spend more money on the military but you're not spending it correctly you're not spending it on an update as for example that will probably be talking boyd from the other side there have been a number of incidents involving blackhawk helicopters in recent years the latest was in 2018 when a black hawk crashed off taiwan's east coast killing the 6 people on board florence italy al-jazeera. at least 30 people have been killed in flash floods and landslides this is in indonesia 2 days of heavy rain causing ribbons to burst and
submerging parts of jakarta and surrounding areas of thousands of people have been taken to temporary shelters. the heaviest rainfall in more than a decade has caused deaths and flooding in jakarta and surrounding areas in west java. the rain began on tuesday night and triggered landslides on the city's outskirts indonesia's meteorology department has called the rain very extreme nearly 20000 people were stranded as jakarta's domestic airport was shut down after its runway became submerged. but when the rainy season comes we already know what it will be like so if the water flow is fast we have to move our stuff and evacuate immediately but usually the water level is not this high. the flood came without any warning it was not anticipated and we were not paired up people have drowned and others have died from hypothermia or been electrocuted as power supplies were
damaged by the flooding thousands were forced to evacuate their homes crews are pumping out flooded areas and rescuing those who are stranded. has been said by many experts is one of the fastest sinking a city in the world because of that the 13 rivers that passed through in jakarta 2 of the big ones include river and she says that in river cannot properly drain to the java sea the indonesian disaster agency says the rains and rising rivers have submerged at least 90 neighborhood flooding is common in jakarta this is month soon season and forecasters say more downpours are on their way it's got harder al-jazeera and evacuations have begun relief supplies have arrived for thousands of australians stranded in fire ravaged towns people have been killed this week in new south wales and victoria where 17 people are still missing shelob ls well the
report. 4000 destroyer ins were forced onto the beach and stranded here for 3 days now how has arrived for the victorian town of mela cooter the navy ferry people out by the only route possible this ship masked in the smoky haze at the moment we're moving people way up or i say it's a smart clear it will be our brigade aircraft into melich her to to assist in that transportation of people out of there as well when you want to they have a narrow window high temperatures and strong winds a forecast for a stray is southeast on saturday in new south wales fire and rescue has advised her to leave and residents to prepare for extreme fires in the shaded areas from batemans bay south to the victorian border a 250 kilometer distance down the coast and another block inland i think the big thing that we've got on the wide the my mind is that it's the largest mass rely
cashen of people out of the region that we're going to sign and people are going have to be patient on the rights that people are queuing up to get into petrol stations through traffic is unable to get for you clearly have to go to help them to get out of thousands heeded the advice to leave batemans bay and drive north towards sydney many with nothing left to save but themselves and house is gone it's completely burnt we found out yesterday morning to show. we went out there that the block that we were on has been burned from one side or the other does not apply to grass on it there's nothing left. about $1300.00 homes have been destroyed in new south wales since the fire season began in october it's been a record breaking year the fires arrived earlier and with more fury the normal straight in prime minister scott morrison counted claims as a consequence of manmade climate change is no doubt natural disasters turned that why andrew because that's what they are by our natural disasters what we're saying
is. we have we cannot control the next full disaster but what we can do is control our sports firefighters are trying to control the risk by destroying the bush 1st back burning to create natural firebreaks resilience prepared to those choosing to stay gathered supply lines and feel for generations in pumps if the when trying to survive could impact broadly on more health and more lives and more family care for the baby maybe further up the road for live here that would basically. have all these residents restocking preparing to face the fine is. shallow fellas. and prime minister scott morrison who you saw there in that report has also been confronted by residents angry over his response to the bush lies you know we're out there and put up a paper ballot that wasn't what it was 7 you know welcome you know.
you know people in the town of new south wales have been criticising morrison for the lack of equipment he's provided to deal with the finds interpol has issued a red notice alert for the former chairman carlos ghosn requesting authorities in lebanon detain him going was on bail in japan for financial misconduct charges which he denies and despite being under heavy surveillance in tokyo he managed to leave the country police raided his tokyo home on thursday japan does not have an extradition treaty with lebanon to 50 of them to the general prosecution will not stay idle with this red notice as peretz legal parag and specialty i suppose the general prosecution will fully implement the notice and that includes summoning him and listening to his testimony and then if there are measures to be taken off then they will be taken to reporting from beirut mama jump germs says go in has been widely supported in lebanon including by politicians. it's really unclear at this
stage what exactly is going to happen next now we've spoken to legal experts here who tell us that well it's assumed right now that basically this red notice is going to go 1st to the general prosecutor that then the general prosecutor will have to study the case will then have to make a decision as to how to proceed whether or not to actually bring in mr go in or not to and only after that happens will they really proceed so it really sounds like this is not something that's going to happen in just a day or 2 there were remarks made a few hours ago also by the justice minister out there said haan he said that while lebanon is going to respect its international obligations mr go and did enter this country legally there are stories being written a lot of rumors a lot of speculation as to where exactly this should go in as many of the people assembled here believe he is in this house many of the people here believe he is in another part of the country there have been rumors in the local media that he has
met with officials but none of that has been officially confirmed it's interesting to note that all through the travails of mr goh in the past couple of years that the politicians across the political spectrum and this is a very divided political spectrum here in lebanon politicians across the political spectrum have continued to vociferously support mr goh and often times in the past several years because mr going is so respected by these politicians many people have said that he should come back here they should help solve it lebanon's economic crisis and perhaps one day he should run for office here sudan's government is promising swift justice softer a mass killing in western darfur hundreds of fleeing the region after the birth of 36 people at a time for internally displaced people the un accuses arab tribesmen of indiscriminately firing at the civilians senior government and military leaders of travel to the scene to try to revive talks with rebel groups and has been reaction across sudan most notably in tune with protesters accuse the crack of support for instance all
the involvement in the attack that powerful power military group has long been blamed for atrocities in the region. now is the hopefuls for democratic presidential nominee tussle amongst themselves to show that they can take on donald trump and 2020 a key issue of difference has emerged and that is health care but it's 28000000 americans are uninsured hospitals are not denying treatment for those who can afford to pay for tansy plans i think we should have a debate on health care it is a fundamental issue for the democratic presidential candidates health care under president barack obama health insurance was expanded to cover 20000000 more americans than before under the affordable care act or what's now widely known as obamacare but still some 28000000 americans remain uninsured and there's the growing issue of under-insurance yes insurance companies are forced to cover more people but if you actually want treatment it will still cost you virgil clark and
it has been paid into their health insurance plan for 30 years but when she was diagnosed with cancer she was still build a few $1000.00 she didn't have her hospital withheld or treatment and sued her at one point authorities handcuffed and shackled as she fought the charges in court over the hippocratic oath 1st do no harm. but i don't think that applies. 2 thirds of bankruptcies in the us are due to medical issues. former health insurance executive wendell potter says that's because obamacare preserved the principles of the us health insurance system to make as much money as they can to bring as much revenue and but to pay out as little as possible in claims because when that happens they've got more money to reward shareholders and to enrich their executives this is just in dispute the u.s. has the most expensive health care system in the world however when health system performance is compact like quality and access to care the u.s. rates last against other developed countries poster is hoping that some of the
democratic candidates are discussing. to the for profit health care system but he says those candidates who want to keep the insurance companies central to health care in the u.s. are often using rhetoric and other health insurance executives made up in the boardroom before funneling money to politicians in this american capital market so want to pay twice as much the problem senator sanders with that damn bill that you wrote and that senator warren backs is that it doesn't trust the american people in terms that are being used today are the same terms that i used to use and in fact in some cases helped create is a term that's an acronym that's used for this kind of propaganda campaign it's fun and it's fear uncertainty and doubt and these campaigns are designed to get people to fear change to make them feel uncertain about what's being proposed and that
they would benefit from it and to doubt those who are advocating it a majority of the democratic presidential candidates all vowing to preserve the role of health insurance companies the strategy if i powerful industry homed of a decades if it is to be working for now she had her time see al-jazeera philadelphia. as they run these. the headlines turkey's parliament has approved the deployment of its troops to libya ankara says it wants to help the un backed government in libya fight for half his forces who are trying to capture the capital tripoli but egypt which backs the wallboard has condemned turkey's decision mohamad joe with more now from the turkish capital ankara the bill gives an initial monday of one. lives the government to decide on the number of troops to deploy as well as their formation and one to be deployed the defense minister. husbands picking and
stays there it took deploy all soon as they get the green light from the president who is the commander in to hold armed forces in the headlines the leaders of greece israel and cyprus a meeting to sign off on a multi-billion dollar pipeline agreement odds with turkey and libya's plans in the same area the pipeline would run from israel's offshore gas reserves across to the greek mainland and could provide the european union with 10 percent of its natural gas needs and decreased reliance on russian oil and gas taiwan's top military officer has been killed during a helicopter crash along with 7 other people the helicopter made an emergency landing on the north of the island rescue teams have been dispatched the defense ministry says there may be some survivors at least 21 people have been killed in
flash floods and landslides in indonesia 18 hours of heavy rain caused reveals to burst submerging parts of the capital jakarta and its surrounding areas of thousands of people have been taken to temporary shelters evacuations of began and relief supplies of arrived for thousands of australians stranded in fire ravaged towns and another heat wave is expected in the coming days its bushfires have killed 8 people this week alone. and interpol has issued a red notice alert for the former chairman shopaholics gone requesting or forces in lebanon detain him going was on bail in japan for financial misconduct charges which he denies despite being under heavy so violence in tokyo he managed to leave the country police raiding his tokyo home later on thursday but you know you're up to date with the headlines on al-jazeera techno is next.
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