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♪ host: you are watching "france 24." time for 60 minutes live around the world. these are the headlines. the man said to be zimbabwe's next president returning home. crowds afterd by the long time later mugababe was forced to resign. a deal to bring back the wrongg the muslims to the country formally known as burma. more coming up. russia, iran and turkey agree to
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hold a peace conference next month on the future of syria, but fighting in the country continues. we are on the ground where thousands of civilians have been forced to flee. that special report coming up. and on the way, the festive season upon us, millions of americans leave their homes to go to the families for thanksgiving, while retailers are giving up for these spending splurge of black friday. in the meantime, in paris it is already christmas as the holiday lights are switched on. more on that coming up. first come our top story live -- first, our life story -- our top story live from paris. host: zimbabwe is gearing up to swear in its first new president in 37 years, that is the former
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vice president he returned on wednesday. he is said to be sworn in as president tomorrow, replacing his old boss robert mugabe. mugabe retired -- resigned. in the latest, sources say that it negotiations say that robert mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and insured that his safety would be protected as part of a deal that led to his resignation. for more on the situation in zimbabwe, we are going to caroline. zimbabwe's incoming leader doesn't it still rememain under u.s. sections for his activities asas the deputy of mugabe and as an enforcer, how are people reacting to the thought of having this man from the same party asas mugabe sworn i in tomorrow? caroline: indeed. you have mixed feelings. peopople say it is n nice to tae
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the didictator a away, but youot also take the e dictatororship . that is not a given here.e. was in thet he liberation war where there were allegations of him being responsible for thousands of civilian deaths,s, but we also know that most recently in 2008 during the election he also played a nasty role, so what happened is people are trying to realize or visualize what he is saying. what he said was ambiguous. one side was very inclusive, but on the other side he was talking with his old rhetoric, telling that the opposition can balk, but his party will rule. it remains to be seen if he will actually a point a government of national unity, because those here support thehe movement and they do not want -- a government
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exactly the same as the previous one. host: this shakeupp began in pat wiwith a militarary moved in ear this month, they said that in that they were targeting criminals that were surrounding robert mugabe. who are those people and what has happppened to them?? andline: we do not knonow that i is also one o of the big questionthat w we are askingg, wherere are they a and how manyy people actually work arrested and where are they detained? when you arrest somebody, they -- too -- to code within court w within 96 h hours. one thing isoror sure, thehe ministerer of finance had been ararrested becausese -- everyboy knows hehe has been arrested. when it t comes to howow many commanders from ththe army, how many people from the c central
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inlllligen o organization, thehe secret service, nobody knows how ny people were arrested or detained and it is a question thatat the new president will he to answer very soon. host: thank you, caroline. helpl has been signed to some of the more than 600,000 rohingya muslims start making their way home. those refugees now in bangladesh after they were forced out of the country formally known as burma. the refugees had run from the nation and a military crackdown that washington says clearly constitutes as a cleansing. for more on this we will go to original correspondent, clovis. what can you tell us about this deal? deal is designed to enable the return of these hundreds of thousands of rohingya refugees who are now in bangladesh, and came from the
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rakhine state. the deal was signed with the de facto leader and bangladesh's foreign minister. it is based on the 199992, 19933 were factoryry should -- repatriation, when there had already been a cycle of violence targeting the rohingya muslims, the minority that was persecuted. there are specific rules to enable a possible return of the refugees. those in bangladesh will have to fill out forms, giving the names of their family members, their previous addressn rakhinee state, and they will have to sign a disclaimer saying they are returning voluntarily. to be accepted back to burma, the authohorities there have sad that t they will have to show id papers t to verify their identi. it is a huge problem, because many of these rohingya muslims fled the violence, they fled
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burning villages and left a lot of belongings behind. some s say they do not have thed papers anymore or authorities did not give them id papers, so that will be a crucial problem. the international community and the u.n.'s refugees agency will have to help if the return is possible. they have already published a statement in the last few minutes, saying that this was "an important first step to reach peace." there is a need for reconciliation between all communities. and they are ready to help the two countries in order for these refugees to return to rakhine state. host: clovis, this deal comes after there was intense negotiations there. is that what opened the way to the deal? s seem it played d a role, because there has been intense diplomatic efforts with
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the foreign ministers from those european countries recently going to burma with h the french foreign minister, all meeting face-to-face, calling for an independent t investigation into the alleged atrocities committed by the burmese army against the rorohingya muslimsms civiliansn. and the u.s. secretary of state, rex tillerson, who traveled to burma, who also said yesterday he was opening the door for possible sanctions targeting those sanctions against those theponsible for quote, " horrendous atrocities." many in the u.s. speaking of ethnic cleansing to qualify the military crackdownss in rakhinee state. this term has not pleased russia, s sing it is counterprproductive say ethnic cleansing.g. the question is now, will the rohingya muslims want to return
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to rakhine s state, even if they are living in dire conditions in bangladesh, given the level of violence they have faced in recent weeks with the army crackdown. well they want to return and will the army help the return? well they allow them to return? those are open questions and we will see in the coming days and weeks probably. host: clovis, thank you for that. russia, iranan -- and turkey agreed to hold a peace conference on the future of syria. vladimir putin saying that the effort to end the war, that we are entering a new stage and warning both sides that compromise would be necessary. the new talks should happen next month he said after a summit leader, turkish insisting that they would reinvigorate the peace process. meanwhile, the fighting continues on the ground in syria
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to rid the country of the last remaining islamic state fighters, but the constant battles have forced thousands of civilians to flee. james andre reports. correspondent: dozens of vehicles loaded with refugees come through this junction each day. they have seen combat themselves along the river. here to flee the islamic state group. our houses have been bombed and we have nothing. we have lost everything. all of our belongings. and now we are looking for a safe place. we have come with our children and the elderly to find safety. correspondent: according to the refugees, a strategic city on the iraqi border is the last center held by the islamic fighters and has received heavy bombing. >> we have been bombed by the russian planes and shelled by the islamic militia.
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there are still bodies under the rubble. the planes bombed everything, including tents full of people. i have lost 52 family members. correspondent: at the checkpoint refugees are directed to the camps by the democratic forces. the police search the cars, looking for i.s. fighters. >> of course we are afraid, there might be car bombs. look at that car for example, who knows? it is blind luck, either the car drives through and everything is fine, or a blows up and everyone here is killed. correspondent: checkpoints have become one of the islamic state group's main targets. deadly attacks that terrorize both civilians and security forces, and are likely to spread as the group loses their territory. host: that was james andre. a two-week blockade on human looking finally set to be -- finally said to
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be lifted. they will lift the blockade to aid. this is two days after rebels fired a missile. the u.n. said if the blockade is not lifted, yemen could face the worst famine the world has seen in decades. 4, theondent: november rebels fire missiles from yemen into saudi arabia, the targeget, and airport. -- an airport. the kingdom reading a war against --designed to close the border and stopping all united nations flights from landing at the airport. over the past two weeks, the humanitarian situation in the country has gone from bad to worse. yemen has already suffered a deadly cholera outbreak. now according to the u.n., more than 7 million people could be hit by famine. >> those people lilive in a precarious situation, if there is anything to stop the supply
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of medical support for cholera, or the supply of food, than any gains we have made in p preventg ththe famine or stopping the spread of cholera, there is a strong chance they will be reversed. correspondent: it is not just food and medicine, oil is in short supply, leading to shortages at the pump a and incredible infrastructures, such as this water treatment plant. operatesants currently at only 50% capacity, so it can contininue operation foror the longesest ti possible. itit plays a a vital role as a e of defense for the health and environment i in the community y treatiting sewage. if it stops, thehere would be a huge environmental disaster. correspondent: aid organizations have said that the situation is the worst humanitarian crisis the world is currently dealing with. since the war began in 2015, more than 10,000 people have
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been killed,d, and 3 million hae been forced to leave their homes. host: you can look at all of the top stories we are covering for you today on our website, france24.com. you will find a lot of culture news. the americans, i am sure there will be something on thanksgiving today, one of the most important holidays in the united states. it is marked with family gatherings, turkey, football and watching the annual macy's day parade. you can see one of the 17 giant balloons this year getting inflated and ready to go. new balloons added for the 91st celebration include dr. seuss's from "frozen." and here in paris, believe it or not, it is already christmas. they have kicked off their annual display symbolically lit by a local celebrity. this year it was french american depp, thely rose
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daughter of johnny depp. she said she loved switching on the lights in the city in which she was born. here is more reaction from people at the ceremony last night. >> it is multicolored and lively. it brings the streets alive and it makes it a pleasure to walk down the street. it is wonderful. >> i thought that there would be something more fabulous. more amazing. >> i think it is beautiful, but it is not over the top. i like it. >> i think it paints paris in a pretty light for tourists. it is not a religious festival anymore. so i think it makes harris look good. -- apris look good -- paris look good. host: happy thanksgiving to all the americans.
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let's talk about business. we will start in china were the markets took a tumble. >> the biggest one-day fall in a year and a half, shares in shanghai tumbling. and investor saw an opportunity to take profits after recent gains. the stock market moves is believed to have been spiked by a selloff in the bond market in stock but the shanghai exchange finished over 2%, trading a percent higher for this year overall. there was the selling in hong kong as well, but that market had a tenure high earlier this week. host: how about the european markets? stephen: a bit of a mixed picture in trading in europe, but the u.s. markets closed today for thanksgiving, so it is quiet. london shares driven down by a plunge in the energy sector. investors are shrugging off positive economic data from the eurozone. host: we were talking about the
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u.s. today, thanksgiving, and that means today is a big shopping day. stephen: and the deals have been advertised for weeks, and consumers in the u.s. and elsewhere wiwill be back in the barkers bargains. it is a welcome boost for struggling retailers. it looks like e-commerce will be the winner this year, with predictions that cyber monday could be the biggest online shopping day in history. correspondent: it is a spending frenzy that has become synonymous with thanksgiving. 164 millioncans, people, said that they plan to scour for deals right after the national holiday. on black friday, small business saturday and the cyber monday. along weekend -- a long weekend of sales kicks off the shopping season and brings in $1 trillion into the u.s.. buyers are french
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planning to partake.e. but how people shop on black friday and in general is changing, with an increasing number of deals found online the market has grown. grown by nearly 14% in the past year, and it could hit the $100 billion sales this season. at the same time, all my retailers such as amazon have begun opening physical stores to lure in customers. there is a warning their growth is plateauing. >> there will be continued growth online. the sales growth rate is declining now in terms of the annual growth rate, now toward physical digits, so that is beginning to reach a maturity point for the curve. correspondent: not all stores or consumers are buying into the shop till you drop frenzy. some retailers, such as home depot and r.e.i. have opted out. a business calculation that
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analysts say will not likely hurt what is expected to be a record-breaking shopping season. host: next to the u.k., where there is a new campaign to retain legal services in london after brexit. >> one group sayays more needs o be done to protect the legal sector. english law is used to govern many international contracts, but there are fears that the position could be threatened after brexit. thepressure group wants government to lobby for u.k. qualified lawyers to be granted mutual market access to the european union. meanwhile, the irish law society has seen a rush of u.k. lawyers seeking to register in ireland since the referendum. overall, more than 300,000 people work in the legal sector in britain, so it will be a tricky topic. host: now the ventas will you, where the country has arrested top executives from a oil company. >> it includes the acting president of sicko, they were
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detained on corruption charges. it is reported that five of them are u.s. citizens. the president named a cousin of the former leader, chavez, to run the business. sicko is a subsidiary of the oil company pcdsa. many members of the firm have been arrested by the new attorney general since he took office in august. host: and the trump name is too be removeded from a hotetel in manhattan. >> they are ending their association with one of their properties, the soho hotel. in 10 story building years has been the focus for controversy, including protests after donald trump announced his candidacy for president. the hotel's restaurant closed this year and according to the new york times a lawyeyer for te business as it has seen a decline since the election. they were struggling to fill their bedrooms. it will be r rebranded by its
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owners. it is the second time this year a hotel has jumped -- dropped the trump hotel name. host: stephen, thank you. now time for a press review. ♪ host: -- we are taking a look at what has been making headlines. let's start with reaction to the life sentence verdict that was handed down to a general yesterday at the hague. >> the reactions have been cynical. the papers welcome a rare win for international justice, and is how one writer put it, that many cannot shake the feeling that it is a bygone conclusion from a court that is notoriously slow and riddled by politics. as that writer says come in 15 years of operation t the court s only convicted for people. remember that another man brought before the justices for his role in the war died during
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his trial, a testimony to the glacial pace the court moves at. host: this comes during a tense time where countries like syria and burma are accused of crimes against humanity. >> this is something the washington post is looking at, what lessons can we draw from the verdict. we would say never again after 1995. but since then, ethnic-based plotters have happened time and time again. in this case, taking 20 years to bring this man before a verdict. the sense i quote could be an indication of what is to come, and decade-long continuation of hostilities before the leaders are brought to justice. host: a lot of focus today on the fate of a missing submarine from argentina with 44 people on board. >> that is right, and the fate of those missing is unknown. it went missing a few days ago
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and a as time is rurunning out,o too is their oxygen reserves. as a result, there is a very high emotion in argentina, in the argentinian papers. 44 people on board the submarine, one paper has put together profiles of each and every one of those people on board. worth noting, there is a lot of anger from the families of the submariners, because at the guardian newspaper they are reporting, well, the families say authorities have been slow to respond to the rescue effort and the navy took a long time to advise the president that the vessel was missing. reportedly the president's defense minister only learned about it through a tv report. furthermore, the state of disrepair of argentina's naval fleet has always come under question historically and once again light is being shed on how old the fleet is. the guardian reports a relative of one of the submariners was
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accusing theg -- president of sending them on a suicide mission. host: back to france, where there is focus on a russian billionaire and a senator under investigation for tax fraud. >> has all the makings of a hollywood film. you have a russian billionaire, french authorities, luxury residences on the french riviera. what an affair! that is what a local paper in nice says, really marveling at how the scandal is unraveling. on monday night, the russian billionaire, who is also a senator, was arrested and has been put under formal investigation, which could lead to a trial. a french judge accuses him of laundering tax fraud money and it could carry a prison sentence of up to 10 years. moscow is. over the arrest, saying he holds diplomatic immunity, but french investigators were kind of
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wiley, because they arrested him all he was traveling on his personal passport, therefore he was a private citizen. french investigators, despite looking into him for three years, really got their break accidentally because they were leading a drug raid when they came across cash linked t to an ally of the billionaire. all the trappings of a hollywood film. host: something that speaks to americans today, thanksgiving day. a huge holiday, but for some papers it is hard to give thanks for a tumultuous year. >> it has been a difficult year between donald trump attacks on immigration and the environment, as well as the most recent sexual harassment scandals engulfing hollywood and much of the world. take a look at the front page, the cover of "the new yorker." you have studied boop -- betty boop harassed by a hollywood
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type. let's not end with that sour note. let's go to something lighter. the new york times has put together fun facts about the macy's day parade. we know that today is known for the huge floats, but the first parade featured elephants and tigers from central park zoo. they also use the release balloons into the air until one went into the engine of an airplane in 1932 and it nearly killed the passengers on board. the first character bolin was felix -- balloon was felix the cat. but it caught on fire. host: poor felix. now a new word. it will l apparently take over next year, 2018, woman spreading. >> we all know about man spreading, stretching legs in public places like it is nobody's business. the independent reports that women are taking back power. lots of women have been posting
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pictures of themselves stretching their legs, but with authority and confidence after with the independent calls men splaying. remember that word, you will
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more d deep than dancncing for e sami: i've finally ended up in andalusia, in southern spain, the birthplace of flamenco. [men speaking spanish] [flamenco guitar playing] man: ole. [men speaking spanish] sami: flamenco is something much more deep than dancing for the tourists in a taverna, with a rose behind one ear. flamenco is powerful stuff. emotions are not held back. the soul is not spared. the technical virtuosity of the best flamenco musicians is unbelievable. the music is rhythmic science, incocorporatig

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