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of course the wound is sentimental when. using the current of that matter to you. turkey's parliament approves it sending troops to libya to help the un backed government find out of rival forces trying to take the capital. live from doha everyone i'm kemal sons of maria with the world news from al-jazeera greece israel and cyprus have signed a pipeline agreement at odds with turkey and libya's plans in the same area. a wanted man into paul issues a request to detain the foreman his son chairman carlos cone he skipped bail in japan and fled to lebanon and flooding in indonesia his capital forces thousands of people from their homes and leaves behind a trail of destruction. so
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we're beginning in turkey where parliament has approved that government motion to deploy troops to libya this is in support of the un recognized administration in tripoli that's been fighting against the war highly for have to remember it was his forces who launched that offensive to capture the capital tripoli back in april turkey says its troops will protect its rights in the mediterranean and its interests in libya like the deals on korea and tripoli recently signed on military cooperation and on maritime boundaries but there were challenges turkish opposition parties were against the move and say ankara should have 1st given priority to a diplomatic solution well more from a don't know he's covering events from ankara. 'd why devised. these. see it had to be. a considerable number of members of parliament
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opposed it outright and they say that there was a need for more diplomatic avenues to the conflict state of turkey getting sucked into what it called america you my about the civil in libya i believe. the government it together with its affiliate. very. many in number i'm in the majority in parliament so. them pass the bill to their advantage the bill gives an initial monday of one. leaves the government to decide on the number of troops to deploy as well as their formation and one to be deployed the defense minister has also husbands picking and ses they're ready to deploy all soon as they get the green light from the president who is the commander in chief of army forces so this goes beyond turkey because the
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conflict in libya has many regional powers vying for influence starting with turkey which says it can help the u.n. recognize government to tripoli to find awfully fast as advances after a stronghold is in the eastern city of to book then you've got in the past few months russia deploying fight is to assist have to force the united arab emirates egypt saudi arabia france they've all lined up behind after as well and the u.s. publicly supports the government of national called tripoli but president donald trump has praised hafter in the past qatar also backs the tripoli government well a senior political analyst mount a shower has more now on how this geo political equation works. 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
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his forces already control some 80 percent of the libyan territory thanks to the support of egypt the united arab emirates saudi arabia and others but i am not surprised that a dictator like sisi with $60000.00 political prisoners or a regime like the emirates and saudi arabia would make a public statement in one way and then covertly support a warlord in libya 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 think yes 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
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a way that they would be on the winning side so that if after god forbids takes over the country they would have their oil interest covered more now with mahmud up the correspondent in tripoli your thoughts mahmoud on how this could possibly change the game 8 months now off to italy for have to began his assault. well it's most probably going to change the game in the worst of the country this decision has been will come by a civil categories of the libyan society especially in the west of the country their house of representatives which is based in tripoli is will coming get this decision by the parliament told saudi high state council she's visited 2 sources at the high state council saying that they are welcoming this decision by you can also sources there should be based a government of national court which is backed by the united nations are all coming
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at this decision also many officials have been tweeting it's one of the house of representatives has just sent us this message saying that i will come the turkish parliament voted this is a good step that is going to strengthen and libya's relationship was to and will tip the balance towards a more stable and democratic libya as you know come out that the government forces . me. the government forces have been waiting for this decision for long and they are relying on the turkish military support to change their balance of power on the ground as you know that by virtue of the military agreement that was signed by the un about the prime minister faced a large and the turkish president out of the van in november that the 2 countries should have mutual. mutual military. cooperation
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and as you know that by virtue of their commitment the government says that it has requested turkish military assistance including military troops by virtue of their human because the government says that it is the legitimate institution in libya and it has the right to strike deals with other government and this respect it's also blaming have to his forces for recruiting medicine and he's from russia and also law. medicine is we know that both countries libya and turkey are going to benefit from this mutual cooperation the government of national accord needs to repel have there's attack on the capital tripoli and also turkey needs to continue benefiting from the many time agreement that was coupled with the military agreement in november ok thank you. in tripoli. it's not related to
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what my who's talking about there those deals. he's the leaders of israel greece and cyprus who've signed a multi-billion dollar pipeline deal that could decrease europe's reliance on russian gas it's the east med pipeline which will tap into gas reserves from israel's offshore leventon basin and carry it to the greek island of crete then it joins the great mainland and runs to italy it could provide the european union with 10 percent of its natural gas needs. so here it is on the map as a starting over in israel's leventon basin off shore gas reserves through create up into the greek mainland. more from john psaropoulos now he's reporting from athens. the east med pipeline agreement that is being signed is a statement of political will between the governments of israel greece and cyprus
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they are settling legal and political issues but surrounds the construction of this 1900 kilometer pipeline stretching from the israeli and cypriot gas fields of the eastern mediterranean to the boot of italy and bringing up to 4 percent of europe's natural gas needs if and when this pipeline is built and starts operating roughly 2025 the middle of the decade the actual construction of the pipeline will only begin once the consortium in charge of it a company that is comprised of greece's natural gas corporation and the italian company edison signed the final investment decision to go ahead and do that they've got to feel confident that they have found enough wholesalers distributors of gas in europe to sell the gas to once that happens they also need to raise at least 5000000000 euros to see the construction completed according to some estimates this
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pipeline could cost even twice as much as that so there are quite a few steps still to go but this agreement doesn't shore and officially notify the world and the neighborhood the these 3 governments and eventually is a leader which is expected to sign on to the agreement are fully committed to backing this pipeline and to pushing for european support for it as well as financial support from the banking system. interpol has issued a red notice alert for the foreman in sun chairman carlos cohen requesting authorities in lebanon detain him god was on bail in japan for financial misconduct charges despite being under heavy surveillance in tokyo he managed to leave the country after which police raided his home on thursday japan does not have an extradition treaty with lebanon. thing to the general prosecution will not stay idle with this red notice as per it's legal parag and specialty i suppose the general prosecution will fully implement the notice and that includes summoning him
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and listening to his testimony and then if there are measures to be taken out then they will be taken to mean reporting from beirut mohammed 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 but 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 but said he said that while lebanon is going to respect its international obligations mr goh indeed enter this country legally there are stories being written a lot of rumors
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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's 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 11 on the economic crisis and perhaps one day he should run for office here. in the news ahead taiwan's top military officer is killed in a helicopter crash just days before the on and goes to the polls and will be in sri lanka where the new president's role in the civil war is causing fear among the
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tamil forces. hello again welcome back to international weather forecast will unfortunately be see more rain here across the eastern med over the next few days this is been an ongoing trend this this week as well as last week and as we go towards next week we expect to see another storm taking shape i want to show what we do expect to see here on friday more rain more heavy rain across much of the area we're talking about an area of low pressure that is really spinning and not moving too much there's no atmospheric flow to actually get it out of there heavy rain is expected across much of israel up here towards turkey as well snow in the higher elevations tempter wise expect to see those temperatures come down from friday into saturday so for damascus only single digits there at 9 as well as jerusalem about 9 degrees
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fuel as well well for the other coast of egypt as well as into libya you will be affected by that same storm it is going to be the winds rain across the coastal areas as we go towards the next couple of days and you can see benghazi it's going to be a windy day few with a temperature of about 14 degrees here on friday and for cairo only getting to about 60 degrees we do expect to see the rain towards the north probably alexandria will be seeing the rain as well down towards us one it is going to be a chilly day but sunny day with a temperature of 15 degrees and then down here across parts of capetown well you can be seeing a nice day of the next few days with a temperature of 24 in johannesburg warm at 30. when the news breaks in the moment today the current government has lost trust to people like out to him. i think because the projects are it gets to bring people to the place like work will represent the law for sure for opponents of rex it's troy but the conservatives al-jazeera has teams on the ground right now hopes the
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meeting in paris will push politicians to create a competent and credible government to bring new moon blue documentaries and light news on air and online. with al-jazeera these are the top stories this hour turkey's parliament has approved the deployment of its troops from libya says it wants to help the un backed government they'll be a fight for the for half his forces trying to capture the capital tripoli but egypt which backs the warlord has condemned turkey's decision. greece israel and cyprus of signed a multi-billion dollar pipeline agreement which is that all this with turkey and libya's plans in the same area the pipeline would run from israel's offshore gas
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reserves across to the greek mainland. and into paul's issued a red notice alert for the former miss sun chairman carlos ghosn requesting a forty's in lebanon to tame him skipped bail in japan for financial misconduct charges and fled the country to lebanon. members of iranian backed groups were drawn from the us embassy in iraq after 2 days of surrounding the building of an angry over the u.s. attack on sunday that killed $27.00 people from the hezbollah brigades the popular mobilization of forces and others on the camp across the tigris river facing the american embassy they continued to demand the withdrawal of all foreign troops and elsewhere in baghdad more antigovernment protests and separate demonstrators angry at iraqi forces. for what they say was a muted response to the unrest at the embassy in comparison of course they have seen weeks of violent crackdowns on their own movement at least 495 people have
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died since those protests began in october and here is some wonderful scene in baghdad with more. life at the u.s. embassy appears to be returning to normal people are back at work and some cleanup operations have begun to remove some of the damage as a result of the fires that had been said to be out of gates and to remove some of the anti-american graffiti that had been sprayed on the outer walls following the order of the leaders of the popular mobilization forces last night to withdraw those crowds basically marched back across the tigris river and a few of them have now set up camp on the other side of the river just across from the united states embassy but the numbers are quite small we're seeing a few dozen people some of whom had have set up camps and of course these people consist of the members and supporters of the popular mobilization force and specifically brigades which is the group that was targeted by the united states in
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those latest airstrikes the demonstrators in tahrir square who of course have camped out for almost 3 months demonstrating against the government and against foreign influence in iraq specifically iranian influence they have renounced any kind of links to the crowd that marched on the u.s. embassy and besieged it for almost 2 days what they are saying is that they have nothing to do with those crowds that they don't represent them because of course that crowd actually embodies many of the grievances that these protesters have voiced they want the government to do more to reign in the groups under the popular mobilization forces so the government is promising swift justice after a mass killing in western darfur hundreds fleeing the region days after the murder of $36.00 people account for internally displaced people the un accuses tribesmen of indiscriminately firing at civilians senior government and military leaders of
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travel to the scenes trying to revive talks with the rebel groups. plenty of reaction across the down most notably in khartoum protesters there accuse the rapid support force as they are a self of involvement in the attacks that powerful paramilitary group has long been blamed for atrocities in the region is getting reports from eastern kenya that 3 people have been killed when a suspected armed group fired at a bus police say dozens of passengers were on the bus when it was attacked many of them fled into the nearby bushes security forces have been deployed to lama county to pursue the attackers that bus traveling from mombasa a little bit further south they're up to lima taiwan's military chief and 7 other people have been killed in a helicopter crash air force general shen uming and other officials were going to visit troops in the northeast just days before taiwan's presidential elections florence really has our report. a tangled mess of metal and this is where the
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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. as soon as the helicopter disappeared from writer to blackhawk helicopters took off from song sang airport to the side soldiers from the lang 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 air 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 if seeking a 2nd term
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a political analyst says the military chiefs death will likely impact the campaign talking points once the kerry dates return to campaigning i think we'll see a president's i emphasize 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 for example that will probably be talking boyd from the other sat there have been a number of entity and 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. the main center right party in. austria has agreed to a coalition deal with the greens that returns the chancellor to power not this picture sebastian kurtz held
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a news conference in vienna with an acoa from the greens the 1st time the conservative people's party and the greens have formed the government now this picture of australia are evacuations have begun and relief supplies have arrived for thousands of people stranded in the fire ravaged towns 8 people have been killed this week in new south wales and victoria with 17 people missing shelob ellison's more. 4000 astray leonids were forced onto the beach and stranded here for 3 days now how has arrived for the victorian town of mela cooter the navy ferried people out by the only route possible the ship masked in the smoky haze at the moment we're moving people way up or i say if this mark clear it will be our brigade aircraft in the mela 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
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a forecast for australia's southeast on saturday in new south wales fire and rescue has advised her to leave the 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 y. at the moment 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 the rights people are queuing up to get into petrol stations through traffic is unable to get her to go to help them to get out of the 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
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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 natural disaster but what we can do is control our response firefighters are trying to control the risk by destroying the bush 1st back burning to create natural firebreaks residents prepared to those choosing to stay gathered supply lines and feel for generations and pumps if the wind trying just for the good impact brought heavily on my health from more knives and a more pain we can save the family members further up the road from a safe you know it by simply. mobile these residents restocking preparing to face
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the fine is hit on shell of dallas. climate change is also blamed for the massive floods in indonesia at least 30 people have been killed 2 days of heavy rain colds grievous to burst submerging parts of the capital jakarta around and surrounding areas and thousands of people have been taken to temporary shelters this report from scotland. 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 all of miles if they haven't but when the rainy season comes we already know what it will be like so if the water flow is fast we have to
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move our stuff and evacuate immediately but usually the water level is not this high that. the floods 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. has new president got to. facing deep distrust among
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the tamil minority the rajapaksa was defense secretary during the final days of the civil war in which tens of thousands of tamils were killed charles stratford has a report now from menar. tamil fishermen return with their catch to sri lanka's north shore it's been 10 years since the new decade long war between the channel tiger rebels and the sri lankan government ended. government publishes the basement of it but failed to materialize life for these men is exceptionally hard. on the man they say must do more to help sri lanka's new president is deeply distrusted here. because of iraq chipmunks from the majority sinhalese community was defense secretary joining the latter stages of the war both sides were accused of committing war crimes it's estimated that tens of thousands of time will civilians
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could have been killed in the final days of fighting and tunnels voted overwhelmingly against rajapakse or in the november election and the trying to come to terms with the result and. begin we are on such a good one can see dozens but i think we must accept them as a leader of this country things have to change with the times. has the highest concentration of the country's 2500000 tunnel minority but there's been little investment here norden districts of the smallest contributor to sri lanka's economy around 4 percent of g.d.p. unemployment is 15 percent in some areas almost 10 percent higher than the south. for president mahinda rajapaksa promised investment and infrastructure is a means of helping reconciliation efforts his brother the country's new leader is promising more of the same but i'm least say there is going to take a lot more than money to forward trust and agreement over a potential loss to political solution. a new railway and
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road linking the peninsula with the mainland have been built but few of the estimated half a 1000000 people who fled abroad during the fighting and could help rebuild the economy have returned. around 20000 others mostly channels are still missing and their families say not enough support is given to those still traumatized by the wall economy. between different you're going to go he says but the mines between people from different parts of the country are between different communities different ballgame successive governments have refused to implement devolution of power with respect to policing and land rights and specified in the country's constitution it's really important that any government that comes to poly including this one if they want to build trust that they ensure that development
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comes with devolution where they give the onus of development to the local population. many of sri lanka's troubles remain fearful of the country's new leader a man they blamed for much of their suffering in the past. for al-jazeera northern sri lanka. half past the hour on al-jazeera and these are the headlines turkey's parliament has voted to send troops to support the un backed government in libya a one year authorization allows the government to decide the scale of a new offensive against warlord. muhammad terrorism or from ankara the bill gives an initial monday of one the year lives that the government to decide on the number of troops to deploy as well as their formation and one to be deployed the defense minister. has also been the husband's picking and stays there ready to
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deploy all soon as they get the green light from the president who is the commander in to hold armed forces. i've ever had lines greece israel and cyprus have signed a multibillion dollar pipeline agreement but the deal puts them at all this 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 interpol has issued a red notice alert for the former nissan chairman colace cohen requesting authorities in lebanon detain him going was on bail in japan for financial misconduct charges despite being under heavy surveillance in tokyo he managed to leave the country and then police raided his home on thursday so the government's promising swift justice for a mass killing in western darfur hundreds of fleeing the region days after the murder of 36 people at a camp for internally displaced people the un accuses arab tribesmen of
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indiscriminately firing at civilians senior government and military leaders to travel to the scene to try to revive talks with rebel groups. taiwan's top military officer has been killed in a helicopter crash landing just days before presidential elections the main candidates have now suspended their campaign. at least 30 people have been killed in flash floods and landslides in indonesia 2 days of heavy rain cold rivers to burst submerging parts of the capital jakarta and surrounding areas in 25 minutes next story what you don't.
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competition for gas in greece cyprus and israel sign a pipeline deal in the eastern mediterranean but charkhi is also expanding its influence there so we'll still feel the rivalry and how is it shaping politics in the region this is inside story. of their very warm welcome to the program i'm julie mcdonald worldwide demand from the actual gas is growing and discoveries in the eastern mediterranean are changing that use policies on its energy.


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