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libre shall carry this is the news hour life and coming up in the next sixty minutes concerns continue for lebanon's prime minister a saudi arabia and kuwait tell their citizens to leave the country immediately. leaked e-mails from the u.s. ambassador to the u.s. allegedly show a plan to destabilize qatar's economy. take you inside all strolling is off shore prison camp abandoned by authorities the squalor has aid groups worried about the hundreds of stranded refugees. a food revolution scientists say they're close to a breakthrough allowing crops to grow and doesn't. kuwait has joined saudi arabia bahrain and the urging its citizens to leave lebanon it comes amid heightened tensions with the lebanese group has a lot. it's packer oran and there are questions over the whereabouts of the former
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prime minister saad hariri her obvious political party is demanding that he return to beirut five days after he announced in riyadh that he was stepping down there was office says that he is still in the saudi capital and a nice reports that he's being held there against his will in now that you should look many the return of prime minister saad hariri head of the future movement is necessary in order to restore the internal and external balance of lebanon with full respect to liberties the just a missy in accordance to the constitution and to the thai if accord and with respect to the arab and international legitimacy we confirm our support for prime minister saad hariri and for all the decisions he makes under any circumstances and as a no to report from beirut politicians there are worried about hillary's well being . the political party of saddle how do you say that it is necessary that the the prime minister immediately returns to lebanon saying that this is of course
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necessary to restore stability in the country the political party in that statement stopping short of actually saying that they believe the prime minister is detained that he is being held against his will in fact we called how do these office to ask them whether or not they believed this was the case and the response we got was we have no information so the political party saying he must return immediately now is throughout the day we have what we understand that even the president of the speaker of parliament they are concerned they are worried about the well being of saddam had e.d. and they've been in contact with foreign dignitaries to try to help them understand you know the fate of the he made a sudden announcement that he was resigning on saturday from riyadh and ever since he's made no other statement we've seen him yes in abu dhabi holding talks with the rulers there and the day before we saw him sitting with with the saudi king but we
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haven't heard from the prime minister himself so a lot of concern about the fate of saddam how did he at the same time saudi arabia calling on its citizens to immediately leave lebanon on statements like this undoubtedly is just going to cause even more tension saudi arabia making it very clear that it intends to step up action against lebanon or against those who who support hezbollah in lebanon the saudi state minister for gulf affairs actually tweeting and saying that expect eskil atory measures but they're not saying what measures they're going to take against lebanon it has to be made clear that the saudi the resignation of saddam how did it was a saudi move against hezbollah and saudi officials have made it very clear to lebanese officials either you curb hezbollah's influence and you are on our side or you will be considered an enemy so very uncertain times in lebanon. french president says he's been in contact with the regional discussed this case with the saudi crown prince during a visit to riyadh on thursday
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a crown is denying hariri has formally requested to go to france earlier theories office said he met the french ambassador to saudi arabia in riyadh having a lebanese journalist and a freedman visiting fellow at the washington institute she believes in armed conflict this unlikely despite the escalation in tension as well as no longer eleven knees party it's a regional militia that works under it on force and any war against hezbollah is a war in the region is a war against horse is a war against the two hundred thousand. person fighting under iran in the region and this is why everyone would have to consider this in it in terms of theirs and to be any war with hezbollah because you would be up in ing this war to a regional war so i'm not sure anyone can do this alone who is going to do this i don't think any country alone can go for war against hezbollah that is iran in the region unless everyone is on board including the united states and so far i don't
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feel that the united states is on board for a military action against hezbollah and syria or the region as a whole so this is why i don't think this is this is an option i see it more as a war if they cannot make war against against lebanon this is more plausible at this point with sanctions coming from the u.s. with more sanctions coming from saudi arabia and the gulf with maybe a more economic blockade on lebanon this is this is something that looks more plausible there are a lot of signs that related more to an economic war a diplomatic war but in military action and the region at this point it's much too complicated. the global leaks website and house released what appears to be a plan by the united arab emirates to destabilize kottaras economy and jeopardize its hosting of the two thousand and twenty two football world cup the plan was founded hacked e-mails of longing to the iranian bastard to the us. alan fischer reports from washington d.c.
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. you use colorful and controversial ambassador to the u.s. use of allah tiber has been at the center of leak controversies in the past in recent months it was claimed the u.a.e. paid influential think tanks to back their worldview in washington according to a series of leaked emails now it's alleged an elaborate overly ambitious plan to wage financial and economic war in qatar through bond and debt manipulation has reportedly been found on his computer according to the website the intercept they would then take these these bonds according to the plan and swap them back and forth among parties who from the outside look like they're independent but are actually the same people as like me and you're trading a bond back and forth and that creates an illusion of volatility and with people aware that there is this political crisis going on then they plan as they see this enhanced volatility and traders start to panic and say oh my god something must be going on here we need to sell our own our own can tare debt which drives the price
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down further the outline for the plan was allegedly drawn up by the private bank havilland although it's based in luxembourg it's owned by a british banking family with close ties to the u.a.e. the ultimate goal create a crisis which would force the qataris to step in to support their currency draining the country's cash reserves through these leaks the narrative in washington has changed from what was considered primarily to be. a response of qatari foreign policy to now a manufactured crisis by the other party to the conflict the u.a.e. and saudi arabia lead a group of mainly gulf nations which have imposed a partial blockade and cut off diplomatic relations to qatar international efforts to broker a settlement have come to nothing the scheme to interfere with the debt and bond market was always unlikely to succeed there are just too many variables but now it's been made public the financial markets will be watching more closely for any attempted manipulation alan fischer washington. saudi arabia's attorney general
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says it's now questioning two hundred eight people as part of what it calls an anti-corruption cracked out he says the investigation has uncovered around one hundred billion dollars worth of fraud well family members officials and prominent business men are among those being held in a luxury hotel in the capital riyadh critics say crown prince mohammed bin salman is leading the crackdown in an effort to consolidate his power the saudi foreign minister says no one is immune from prosecution i think that this will increase investor confidence in saudi arabia because it shows that we have adopted a zero tolerance policy on corruption just as we have begun to do zero tolerance policy on terrorism and extremism in terms of financing the kingdom of saudi arabia announced. today is to we must announce more than two and a half years ago that he will fight corruption and fight to true busty the his royal highness the crown prince has made it very clear that no prince and no
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minister and no high ranking official is immune from corruption charges. but in my head in the news hour including was a syrian refugees protesting brace for the heartbreaking wait to be your big night at their families plus. i'm going to be reporting from vietnam where will be does our arriving in the city of done nothing to talk trade and the contrast in policies of china it's globalization and united states protectionism. was the sport defiant hong kong football fans booed china's national anthem we have the details just a bit about. the conditions facing about six hundred refugees at an australian offshore prison camp are worsening by the day aid workers are worried the facility on
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a guinea is becoming so filthy many refugees are likely to become sick or even die but as peter sharp reports as dire as it is the government has so far offered no help. these pictures of conditions inside the prison camp on pup a new guinea are the first to show how conditions have deteriorated since authorities officially shut it down the video sent by refugee gives an indication of what life is like for the refugees now that the power and the water have been cut off course to turn it back on for most far away is the united nations have been ignored this is home for nearly six hundred men who came from war ravaged countries across asia and the middle east refugees from mama afghanistan and iraq asylum seekers from iran in sri lanka the shed dream was to reach australia but this is where they've ended up. confined to a squalid abandoned naval base rainwater collected in rubbish bins because of their
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tennis and you know. they felt the place that's the default of many problems that it got very you know because i. was flown to papua new guinea on a stray an air force transports cambra has steadfastly refused to accept anyone who tried to reach the country by boat for four years australia has paid papua new guinea to house the asylum seekers but the detention center was ordered shut up in new guinea supreme court ruled that it was unconstitutional to host such a camp but the man fearful of threats from local residents say they would prefer this existence and shelter in towns where they don't feel safe and aid workers have little faith in the military and police ability to protect them my fear. in this is something that if you. to look at.
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our government. force and the o.p.'s force i know. we. know this is a big problem aid workers believe the security forces plan to move the refugees out of the camp in the next few days by force if necessary be to show up al-jazeera. me as a human rights expert with the australian non-governmental organisation get up it's the activist group that released the footage from inside that close camp that thank you very much for joining us so how did you all get access how did it get get inside. well the reality is that the locals on mount a solid are extremely angry about the situation inside the detention center and those locals worked with us to under the cover of darkness move past the night and the constant patrols of the camp to time the footage away or saying this video what
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did you find most shocking wind and surprising when when you got there. i mean i've worked in many countries across the world in conflict zones and in developing countries and i've also written a number of reports on the situation on menace island and but as you're aware our government has prevented journalists from entering the camp has criminalized whistleblowers and i think for good reason because even for somebody who are noise the situation intimately. i was utterly shocked at what i saw you know it was an air of devastation and decay. it was oppressively hot we couldn't film and saw the shipping containers used by the men as bedrooms because the camera lens would fall got up from the hate and humidity there was no water in the camp people were drinking running water from top gathered from the roof and they were storing that water in rubbish bins the sewage system is blocked has
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a similar flushing capacity anymore and it stunk and the camp was in blackout and we would shawn brought mots when the navy wasn't looking to try and film some footage in the can and when we show on to slate the main paper was sort of a thought jake and exhausted that they didn't even move or flinch will turn to look at the lots. pression which have been exploring humanitarian emergency in the camp and the locking hold that people would dial be seriously injured in coming days so what are what are the realistic options about what can be done right now. i think there is the only realistic option to preserve life which i would argue is the humanitarian imperative when you have an emergency of the sky and that is to evacuate the men from man a silent and put them a nice safe country in coming days what the polish to play
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a realistic option depends on the will of the strong in parliament to acknowledge that the humanitarian emergency meetings they need to put politics aside can say that resettlement in a safe third country might take them on an act to preserve the lives of these men is there a political price to pay for politicians who don't step up in this moment to do something or not i think the reality of the situation is that the you so shocking that north country should be able to withstand the kind of international condemnation that we heard the footage. it entices across the world we want to see globally governments putting incredible pressure on the strain government is trying prime minister is to die attending the i pick some much and we would like to see global leaders call on the strong and government to resolve the situation immediately frankly the government says that
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this is pay and jay's responsibility is the arnell a government with the capacity to act immediately and it can already four hundred people from. strength community possible it just requires political will. and. nora yana salmi thank you very much. well you know. u.s. president donald trump is on his way to vietnam for meetings set to be dominated by trade in the asia pacific region more than half of apec members are trying to sign a deal that trump has withdrawn the u.s. from china is also pushing to form a competing trade bloc in the region a contrast to trump's pursuit of bilateral deals and as wayne hay reports from da nang vietnam it's being held up as an example of the benefits of free trade. more than fifty years ago united states marines came ashore in dun neighing and waded
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into the vietnam war it was a disastrous failed campaign in the name of defeating communism today the red flag still flies in vietnam but the government embraces capitalism. among the reforms that have taken place is the privatization of many bloated state owned companies this shrimp processing factory was sold to private owners in one thousand nine hundred seventy and now employs three thousand people and since its products around the world we learning a lot of the country are. other countries they got. a week and part bad and we can. so that we can. push our industry with one of the world's fastest growing economies vietnam is being held up as an example of what open trade can do. but as host of the asia pacific economic cooperation summit is at the center of a new struggle between the united states and china which are both vying for influence in asia the respective presidents coming to apec have contrasting views
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on the best way for countries to do business with one another. she jinping is a globalist and is backing the proposed trade deal known as the regional comprehensive economic partnership involving sixteen countries donald trump is seen as a protectionist and prefers bilateral deals instead of multilateral ones like the trans-pacific partnership that he withdrew from the remaining eleven countries including vietnam are forging ahead when the d.p.p. was signed last year vietnam was touted as one of the big winners from the deal because of its strong export led economy even though the united states has pulled out the vietnamese government still wanted to go ahead and is pushing for a new agreement to be reached this week some experts believe the summit will provide an opportunity for a pic members to try to convince donald trump. to think differently about trade.
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things around the world. but you cannot be brought back to us but you can go into this so-called. digital economy vietnam has been transformed since the war ended in one thousand nine hundred eighty five the u.s. trade embargo was withdrawn free market fire has been lit there's no sign of it being extinguished we have some pictures to show you now. russian president vladimir putin arriving in vietnam for a pack as we said a number of world leaders are going to be there also in denying is our way in hey who is reporting on what's going on so what can we expect the next few days. yes well as you say the russian president vladimir putin among the latest to arrive in da nang of course the epic summit itself has been going on all week but the leaders generally you most of them anyway arriving for the last two days are expecting the u.s.
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president donald trump to arrive in dining in the next couple of hours where with me more to talk about what we can expect over the coming days as an advisor to the government of vietnam on economic issues and trade issues. thank you very much for joining us what do you expect will be the big takeaway from this summit over the next two days but the basic principle for these meeting he's actually inclusiveness the world up when financially but when the good number but and social development inclusion for everybody and nobody will need to live behind and to do it up new dynamism for a better future for all that is the main takeaway is that you've been a vocal critic of donald trump's approach to trade his apparent preference for bilateral deals protectionism as opposed to multilateral deals do you think there's any scope over the next two days for other a pic member nations to try to convince them otherwise and i think that they've
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read that great. interest of all entreaties that doorway street so brazen drums of rhetoric you're more in line with the don't make the. purpose then really for the world you want them to i think that the leader will recognise that there is a common broad race for all and all fall for one and one for all to develop well base but better future so how do the other member nations like vietnam who is pushing for the transpacific partnership pushing for multilateral trade deals in inclusiveness how do they approach will balance that when they're also trying to deal with donald trump who thinks otherwise. has many many of the free trade agreement not only p.p.p. vietnam has a bilateral trade agreement with the us so we work at the same time on the bilateral side we saw under one the right. to make the base out broke everything
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for everybody saw done from may have his view to be more american first but i think that it's ok for him to be defend american interests but that will in face most be taken into consideration for the welfare of the u.s. as well and lastly a lot of focus rightly or wrongly over the next two days on the trans-pacific partnership which again vietnam is the driving force behind if they can't come to some sort of agreement minus the united states over the next two days do you think d.p.p. may be in trouble. i don't think he would be sure. so whatever is will be well if not we still continue to work together at the common for the eleven nation left so. it's not a deal breaker for anything so it has to progress and hope
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to find that common ground for all of this happens all right thank you very much for your thoughts that as. an advisor to vietnam's government so as we mentioned a lot of interest in the arrival of the united states president and exactly what will unfold in his meetings over the next couple of days he's due to arrive in the next few hours as is his chinese counterpart xi jinping both of them separately will address a summit of chief executives here in dunning on friday as well and there is some talk still that there will be a sideline meeting between donald trump and the russian president vladimir putin although there is no official confirmation of that right now an ally for us and wayne thank you among those attending the apec summit as me and maurice later on sohn sochi who's there amid a storm of controversy here and rights watch is urging world leaders to look into me and marse treatment of its her henchmen minority families had actually
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a formal member a pact but sochi was invited by the president more than eight hundred thousand right hand to have fled a military crackdown and rakhine state the military denies accusations of human rights abuses insisting operations are targeting armed groups. spain's supreme court has ordered the release of catalonia is former speaker on bail for cartel has been taken from court to a nearby prison where she will be held until her one hundred seventy five thousand dollars bail is posted earlier five other sacked cattle on present politicians that is were released after appearing before a judge they to face charges of rebellion and sedition after last month's and dependents referendum eight other former members of the government and two pro and dependents leaders remain in custody awaiting trial jonah hall has been following the case from barcelona. well after a mattress and day of hearings in the supreme court in madrid with the prosecution ardently arguing for karma for cordell the speaker of the now dissolved parliament
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in catalonia and five of its and p's to be jailed pending trial on charges of rebellion sedition and the misuse of public funds the judge in the supreme court decided instead to grant mrs four codell her freedom conditional release on bail of a hundred seventy five thousand dollars when she's able to pay it four of the other m.p.'s out on twenty five thousand each and the fifth on conditional release they all have to pay regular visits to the court pending trial which could be a process some years in length in the meantime momentum for good ellen she is a significant figure in the independence movement here gets to return to barcelona and campaign freely towards the election due on december the twenty first an election that will be quite possibly be do or die for the independence movement here the independence movement deeply demoralized by the jailing of eight of its ministers in madrid its party split unable to reach
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a coalition agreement to campaign together to try and regain their parliamentary majority the haps the only rallying point they now have are these eight prisoners widely now being described as political prisoners and the hope that with these prisoners come more support to the goal the british government is setting march twenty ninth two thousand and nineteen years the official date to exit the european union prime minister theresa may plans to use legislation to set that date. are currently stalled with the e.u. insisting on progress on the irish border financial obligations and the rights of e.u. citizens and britain they also faces trouble at home with scandals forcing two ministers to resign within the past week. mauritanian blogger facing the death penalty for a facebook post has been freed from prison his sentence was overturned by an appeals court he had already served four years in jail for his post criticizing the
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use of religion to justify discrimination in the country his trial saw thousands take to the streets demanding he be put to death. still ahead on al-jazeera. damning abuse allegations threaten ever public and fighting for a senate seat and alabama. and i meet the hong kong villagers fighting to ward off land hungry operating calibers. down in the north of england exploring with a college kid in a ranger school come eye candy different results some scientists showing it. from the waves. to the contours of the. very heavy rain making its way towards the philippines at the moment a tropical system this one and not will push its way across luzon as we go through
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friday some really wet weather coming in here with a possibility of some flooding thirty celsius here a dry thirty four hong kong on the other hand further north into the southwest of china a chance of some clouds and rain coming in here over the next couple of days as that west of weather spilling across the south china seas as we go on into saturday and that will make its way back towards central and southern parts of vietnam where of course we have seen some recent flooding so a lot of the showers and for southeast asia warm weather coming in as you can see that cloud is pushing further west was at present and will continue to do so in the coming days southern parts of vietnam cambodia single obvious showers malaysia much of malaysia course seeing very heavy right and notice how the showers they spread right across indonesia at the moment and will continue to do so as we go on through the coming days and weeks meanwhile some pretty wet weather also stretching its way across southern parts of the gold should lanka still very much in the mix with those heavy showers along the spells of rain
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a little dry there for chennai and notice if we go on for friday meanwhile the fog and smoke continues further north. the weather sponsored by cats face. destruction was indiscriminate with will there be an equal recovery i didn't want to be the mayor of two cities i have and have not thought climbs discovers how the disparity between rich and poor is brought to the surface in times of crisis someone's life. culture. is. off to harvey at this time on al-jazeera also one of our biggest strengths is that we talk to normal everyday people we get them to tell their stories and do not really reveals the truth people are still gathered outside these gates waiting for any information most of them don't know whether their loved ones are alive or dead or miami really is a place where two worlds mean we can get to washington d.c.
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two hours to get to the rest of central america heard about the same time but more importantly is where those two cultures north and south america meet us to teach to very important place for al-jazeera to be. watching al-jazeera let's recap the top stories right now kuwait has joined saudi arabia bahrain and the u.a.e. then urging its citizens to leave lebanon the country has been on edge sense saturday after the sudden resignation of prime minister saad hariri while on a visit to saudi arabia everybody claims history his life is under threat from his coalition partner the iran backed group hezbollah. the whistleblower group global
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leaks has released what appears to be a plan by the united arab emirates to destabilize. qatar's economy and eventually jeopardize its hosting of the twenty twenty two football world cup the plan was found in hacked e-mails a long into the mit and bastards of the us q so fall type of. president donald trump is on his way to vietnam for meetings set to be dominated by trade in the asia pacific region more than half of a pet members are trying to sign a deal but trump has withdrawn the u.s. from china is also pushing to form a competing trade bloc. the syrian army says it's now in control of after eisel fighters withdrew the city were destroyed the border with iraq was one of the last remaining pockets of territory in syria held by the armed groups. iraqi fighters allied with the syrian government has been pushing into a mall from both sides of the border i saw as been losing ground since its self
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declared capital rocket was recaptured in october by the kurdish led syrian to macwrite it forces. refugees have been protesting in greece or the time it's taking to reunite them with their families fifteen thousand refugees there want to reconnect with family members many of whom are in germany they were separated on their journey to europe over the past few years. reports from athens. yet. they. keep these refugees protesting outside the german embassy in athens are the lucky ones many have been approved to rejoin their loved ones in germany but today they can't even get as far as the and the fourteen are on hunger strike among them for the syrian with an eleven year old daughter in germany she was separated from her parents and three siblings when both kerry and police caught them crossing from turkey more than two years ago she got through the net and is now in a camp in germany. i asked about family reunification at the german embassy and
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they rejected me after i spent seven thousand euro to make passports and other papers they said i couldn't do it because my daughter had ninety valid for only one year instead of three the three mama children who are here being allowed to go to school because greek authorities believe the family is relocating and their daughter in germany isn't allowed to return to them because she's too young to travel alone the family say they feel caught in a european bureaucratic nightmare. sending refugees to be reunified with family members in europe as a rate of about three hundred a month but there is a backlog of about four thousand approved cases many of whom have been waiting for more than six months if anything the process is likely to become slow because the german government has now decided to cap in bound immigration that's about two hundred thousand people a year the mom is a living in scott among gas camp
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a disused shipyard they say it's damp and rife with rats there's little security and residents report that drugs are sold here. the greek government says it's trying to move people out as quickly as possible. the european union has provided us with twenty thousand places in apartments greece should have another ten thousand places we ask you for the apartment places we didn't get to be temporarily provided in hotels until march. but the mom is a mentally exhausted and so is their daughter. every time we speak with her we say we're coming soon in a few more days just to make her relax but she's tired of hearing that and we no longer know what to say to her. the mom is have to speak to their daughter through an interpreter because she's forgotten her kurdish and now speaks german europe has pulled their family apart in a way even the syrian did not jump sorrowful us al jazeera athens the u.s. has joined the un in more than twenty other aid groups and appealing to saudi
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arabia to end its. we have warned that over twenty million people need urgent help as food food and fuel prices skyrocket they say mass starvation is potentially weeks away and a hot star has more. it's difficult to understand that this is what humans can do to each other. millions of people face famine and are in desperate need of urgent humanitarian assistance. now the u.s. has backed aid agencies in calling for more to be done to alleviate the situation we've seen tremendous few food shortages in yemen we've talked about how this is really a manmade situation there the announcement that the ports were being closed down or limited in terms of some of the supplies is an area that's of concern to us because the yemeni people are not the ones at fault for their situation we would like to see food aid medical equipment and all of that be able to brought be brought in to
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the ports saudi arabia has stepped up a land and sea blockade on yemen to ballistic missile was hard towards the capital riyadh on saturday. before the blockade more than twenty million people without safe a two thirds of the population needed humanitarian assistance now many hoffner like completely on food aid to survive. the country is experiencing a corner which is expected to affect one million people by the end of the year aid agencies say they're struggling to work inside the country it takes from one town to another we have to almost go through one hundred checkpoints this is a man made disaster and there is no humanitarian solution to this we're asking for parties to come together to find a solution desperate which is desperately needed food people of yemen it's becoming increasingly difficult for people to get their hands on vital commodities with prices of petrol and cooking oil rising by as much as fifty percent in
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a week. so far as closing down the ports and borders these are war crimes in the first degree. the longer you. sit empty the longer the suffering will continue. as president on a first year in office has been a tumultuous one to say the least and now new figures for evidence of just how volatile it's been inside the government sixty percent of the state department's top management they have quit sense trump was elected and applications to work there have dropped by fifty percent the american foreign service association says the department is in a state of collapse at a time when international issues like north korea are center stage so ruben is president of the washington strategy group he worked at the state department for the past three administrations he joins us via skype from chevy chase in maryland and we appreciate your time so actually the perfect person to talk to you considering you've worked across various administrations what is
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a normal turnover like from one president to the next in the state department how does this normally go. well first and foremost this is not a normal what's happening now normal turnover through the foreign service there is a tradition from retirement it's normally scheduled and foreign service officers at the end of their career typically stay on as long as they possibly can or until they're asked to leave but what we've seen in this administration is a significant number of top level senior foreign service officers of ambassador rank resign and resign quickly and mass and that's very demoralizing to those who work at the state department it makes them very concerned about whether or not they have the support of the trumpet ministration for doing their work so let me ask you something else then these are these i think people always think if you go from one administration to the next you know you leave that there is always something political about it but a lot of these positions we're talking about are are separate and apart from
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politics is that right that's right what the state department does and what many federal agencies do but what the state department does it's unique is that it hires on a group of diplomats known as the foreign service and they will spend their career thirty forty years in the service of the country and they will work for whichever administration comes in the spanning republican spending democratic and they tend to be well regarded by both political parties as individuals who provide expert advice and management and leadership and essentially keep the state department running what we've seen is a collapse of their interest in serving in this administration and that's deeply troubling so what what do you think is is emanating from the administration to be causing this what what what do you think is driving. at the state's apartment really the value added for the diplomats is that they believe that they can have
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impact on foreign policy and when the secretary of state has an influence in the white house that's very powerful and empowering for them it's clear that the secretary of state does not have that kind of connection with the white house that he is not in sync with president trump and then in addition to that they want to know that when they speak to the secretary he's listening and we've seen a real separation between secretary tillerson and the career foreign service sort of walling off a budget request for example that he made that would cut the department's budget by nearly one third and that has even been rejected by republicans in congress but it sends a signal to the career foreign service that they're really on the outs with this leadership. appreciate your insight there i'm much on this tell thank you very much and staying with us and a senate races underway in alabama that could make a statement about the truck the ministrations popularity it comes right after major
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wins for the democrats in elections earlier this week poll show republican roy moore is ahead by a narrow margin margin that is but damning allegations against him are now threatening his candidacy can really help the ports. it's a race with national implications the special election for the senate seat in alabama is a test of donald trump's populism i believe and so. pitting ultra conservative republican roy moore against democrat doug jones but new explosive allegations against moore could jeopardize his chances according to the washington post leak or famine now in her fifty's says back in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine when she was just fourteen years old more approached her he was thirty two years old at the time more was reportedly working at the local district court in court and smothered gone inside the court room to attend a hearing courtman tells the post more approached her two more times driving her
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into the woods to allegedly kiss her and remove her clothing more claims the story is nothing more than a smear campaign in a statement he said these allegations are completely false and are desperate political attack by the national democratic party and the washington post this garbage is the very definition of fake news still the newspaper owned by amazon c.e.o. jeff bezos a top democratic donor has found three more women who also report war approached them like or if men when they were teenagers more is a controversial candidate do you think something has to be done about that. backed by anti establishment conservatives in the us like right part chief steve bannon intent on collapsing and rebuilding the republican party so not surprisingly longtime conservatives like senate majority leader mitch mcconnell reacted strongly suggesting more should withdraw from the contest if the allegations are true.
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but as moore's opponents are well aware truth and potential criminality may not be proven until long after this critical december vote in the political damage to moore's candidacy is already done kimberly helped get out zero washington. the new york premiere of comedian louis c.k. controversial new film i love you daddy has been canceled it follows allegations of sexual misconduct against him which were reported in the new york times and the paper has spoken to five women who say louis c.k. acted inappropriately towards them on a number of occasions the film is a story of a t.v. producer who seventeen year old daughter falls in love with a sixty eight year old filmmaker is treasury says that sanctioning ten more venezuelan officials including government ministers the move follows the passing of a dialogue by venezuela's constituent assembly on wednesday which cracks down on media freedom the us says those sanctions are complicit in president nicolas maduro
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as attempts to post undermine democracy and corruption and anti government and ministered food programs hong kong as renowned for its aggressive real estate market with big developers buying up government land at a record rate one of the city's last indigenous communities is standing up to them to say it's heritage and a sarah clarke reports they're turning to the public for help perched on the hillside in the shadows of the surrounding high rise is paul village it was home to the city's first dairy that closed more than thirty years ago but around two thousand eight hundred people still live here in one of the island's last indigenous communities if you like you know. this village means a lot to me i was born here and i've been living here for more than seventy years i don't plan to move elsewhere so king forms family of fourth generation residents
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and proud of the villages history stretching back more than four hundred. the local population lived around the dairy and after world war two it become home to a flood of refugees from mainland china but it soon to locations on hong kong island has made it a target with developers keen to demolish the size. there's always been talks every two or three years about knocking down the village we don't know what will happen after the demolition or when it will take place what we call to live in anxiety despite decades of campaigns like calls have filed to convince the hong kong government to preserve the village so now they're turning to the public for help this is this first item day tickets with fifty dollars each and the tour was sold out with this it is given an insight into the historical significance of village life. i hope to see this place preserved because village life is what the villages love the most as such a big opposite to living in hong kong island and that you can find this not too far
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away from our place and it's very beautiful there are plans to restore and preserve parts of the dairy the government has already committed around fifteen million dollars to turn it into a public museum but there are no guarantees that the rest of this village built around the dairy. site the religious cultural heritage has been recognised by the saves the world monuments fund ice to new york dedicated to preserving heritage sites has placed it on its watch list conservationists hope that opened eyes like this well convince the hong kong government to do the sign so you know if this village is gone we will lose our history and memories which hold significance and maintain diversity of lifestyle choices. these buildings my look like sprawling crumbling facades to some to these villages they're a survivor of the city's past sarah clarke al-jazeera hong kong. so head on
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al-jazeera former heavyweight boxing champion mike tyson lost a fight and not a single punch was thrown that story ahead in sports.
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scientists in the netherlands say they're close to a breakthrough which will allow crops to make deserts to completely alter life on the african continent and even end hunger calling a world leaders meeting at climate talks in germany to commit more funding for projects and drought stricken parts of the world laurence leamer reports. in the
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southern corner of the netherlands a grain of ember day looks like the last place you'd expect to see a revolution in food but in these vaastu greenhouses things are happening that could change lives whole of the world away usually it takes a huge amounts of wolves it's a great summer also but here they reduce it's a virtually nothing and they even grow the fruit in insulation material rather than soil we use only rainwater and i recycle forth and you can do this with any vegetable. you can. it can be a solution to to bring free food into other places in the world where there's a problem that. the tiny netherlands is already the world's largest exporter of tomatoes this though has an obligation not for western supermarkets but for the world's hungry what they're onto here is regarded as really exciting because if you can grow vegetables with no soil and with almost no water then you can grow them
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anywhere you can grow them in the deserts or where there's been drought and so there's a growing realisation that this technology could be used to fight famine the combination of population growth and climate change are making a terrible situation in parts of the world even worse and desert if occasion and i grew cultural land is turning many into climate refugees. at this leading university to finding yet more radical solutions like extracting the bacteria from plants which can cope in the deserts and putting them into crops incredibly the scientists believe the deserts of the world are a huge agricultural opportunity i think they're two years away from planting crops in the sand that this cabbage tomato and i think potato we are working on this well sort of brought if we come to barley. it's a very close relative that we have we're talking about major crops of. this is
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that you can grow under such harsh conditions also in that area the message here to western politicians is that climate change is an integra parts of the refugee crisis and offering solutions has benefits everywhere if we don't solve the problems over there then people will migrate to other places and they will look for food in europe and we know that again and migration is a great problem so in my opinion we need to improve the situation in africa. and. improve the lives of people in africa there's often a feeling that trying to help the world's hungry is pointless and the problems will never end but here there is proof that even climate change can be beaten by science for the politicians of the rich countries it is becoming possible to with sex incredible change if they really want to lawrence leigh al-jazeera in the netherlands. time for sports now with flora thanks very much we start with the
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world cup playoffs and croatia have taken a huge step towards qualifying for russia twenty eight maybe greece for one of those dominating the match in zagreb captain luca moderate open the scoring with a penalty. and cameron each all got on the scoresheet as well greece now have a lot to do to make it to their third successive finals and there's these other playoff northern ireland's hopes of reaching their first world cup since one thousand nine hundred six have suffered a huge blow they were beaten one no by sports by switzerland in belfast ricardo rodriguez with the penalty there are eight teams left in europe only four will make it to russia twenty eighteen after these two legged play offs northern ireland second leg with switzerland will be played on sunday croatia have won all four of their previous playoff ties will take a three goal advantage to greece in the other match on sunday italy face missing out on a world cup for the first time since nineteen fifty eight their playoff is against sweden the first like is on friday on saturday denmark are at home for the first
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leg against the republic of ireland who have been featured on football's biggest stage since two thousand and two all football fans in hong kong defied a chinese law by booing the national anthem during a friendly against bahrain. supporters loudly jeered at the start of the match the move was in direct defiance of beijing who have said anyone disrespecting the song in public could face criminal punishments of up to three years there have been increasing tensions between mainland china and the semi autonomous former british colony where pro-democracy activists say beijing is tightening its grip was houghton may have won the formula one world title but the mercedes driver has no plans to let up at the brazilian grand prix it will be the first race for hamilton since winning his fourth world championship crown. yeah but if it feels good walking into the paddock as a champion again yeah but for the first time so does it really does
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it i don't know why it just feels so fresh and new and. the england rugby team will be helping to slip under the radar when they play argentina on saturday they'll be wearing a dark gray kit manufacturers claim will help to camouflage them we welling's reports on whether it hits color really can make a difference now you see them now you don't yes it's hard to miss giant rugby players but the england team don't want opponents argentina to see them clearly in their match on saturday that dog for the game has been specially designed as an attempt to blend in stealth mode. can the color and design of kit really make a difference. in northeast england robert barton and fellow scientists russell hill showed statistically cat in many species of monkeys and the color red is used to
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display dominance and aggression and we wonder rather speculatively whether it could possibly be the case that read. psychological consequences contest between humans as it does in a contest between say male monkeys using fifty years of english football data they found teams in red did perform better on average in late positions they also looked into for limping combat sports in the two thousand and four guides and found the competitor wearing red one between fifty five and sixty percent of bounce. sometimes when you're watching any sports it really does feel. like a difference a psychological as well as the visual might lose a little bit of a. hope of being the best because of that famous jersey the brazilian football when they switched to avoid with. great success over many decades and you've got tiger woods always wearing
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a red shirt on the final day when he might push for. a bad kid can sometimes be blind for a bad performance for example i'll expose. the united team to change that good premier league match against south this is where we study professor a new home but explores color recognition at newcastle university it's not just easier on the i it's also how it makes you feel so light and colors not only give you a visual signal they also affect how you feel. your emotions and it might make your competitors feel a certain way to. do the boxes back at darwin university have a preference if you. have a choice to make a difference here with the limits of the. time it's it's psychological. the vote on england's rugby kit is designed to
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fight to grow but when i slip on to the right on the green grass of twickenham lee wellings al-jazeera. former boxing heavyweight champion mike tyson was put on a flight back to the us after chilean authorities denied him entry because of his criminal record the american was blocked by the police from entering the south american country after failing to comply with immigration laws in one thousand nine hundred tyson was convicted of rape and served three of a six year jail sentence for the crime. and that's all your support for now more later. thank you for your time to keep it here much more news and as out of the break. for twenty three years musson has collected objects he finds along the coast. enough to fill his museum enough to break a guinness world record. with a story for every object has become an environmental activist and inspired. on
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