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to western culture. because i've been here for some time i can help them with lots of things but mrs ford to me the great thing is it's not just about museums about forming a new life is part of life it's culture and ingenious developments in the battle against illegal deforestation these are basically old cell phones that people send to us with love and trees it was in the forest and you can get anything look like chainsaws or gunshots and in australia indigenous practices are being used to fight fire with fire if. fired right about the time that point if i get scared just stop yeah innovation and tradition. at this time. a week after lebanese prime minister saad hariri surprise resignation in riyadh the
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us joined school for him to return home. hello welcome to out of their life and that is also coming out russia in the united states have stressed the support of u.n. efforts to end the fighting in syria and maintain the country's sovereignty. they almost lost canada but eleven pacific rim countries agree on the basis of a free trade deal. breaking records china's online shopping spree shows no sign of slowing down. though it's been exactly a week since the surprise resignation of the lebanese prime minister saad hariri which triggered a political crisis in lebanon ever since then there's been much speculation about the so. consensus of his announcement in riyadh the french president emmanuel
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mccrone has spoken to lebanon's president michel aoun about the prime minister's resignation the us has joined calls for him to go back home and the un too is calling for stability and eleven and warning that regional powers against using the country for their proxy conflicts now the lebanese president has reiterated his demand for mr hariri to return home as did the prime minister's political party the future movement even mr hariri is political adversary has baller refused to acknowledge the resignation its leader hassan nasrallah says saudi arabia forced him to quit and accuse riyadh of holding him against his will then the harder has the latest now from beirut. saddam how do you use the faith is still open to question lebanon has been holding contacts with western as well as arab diplomats to find out and seek information about you know the whereabouts of the well being
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of their prime minister yes they believe he is in the saudi capital but lebanese leaders from across the political spectrum including saddam had even his own political party believe that he is being held against his will that he is somehow under house arrest and his freedom of movement is current tailed and all of the different lebanese factions of course there's a deeply divided country with a deep political divide right now they're there they're putting this aside and they are uniting all of them calling on the need for heidi to return to the country at the for more than one reason stability and to maintain what they're calling the internal balance levanon system of government said they balance there's a sectarian system of government the prime minister should be a son the muslim and the son the community here consider saddle how do you see their leader the very fact that he is no longer here they feel marginalized even further it is a community who over the years feels that hezbollah of course with its patron iran
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has a grip on lebanon and it is in control of the country so this will really upset the balance of power so the sunday community worried that this is this political crisis is not new saudi iranian rivalry has played out in lebanon for many many years now there have been attempts in the past the court has the law but they have all failed so right now all sides are avoiding political escalation because the situation is so tense in the past political crises like this have led to security incidents so a lot of uncertainty for now there is rare unity where consensus but could this be just short lived it is a question many fear especially since they do not know what further steps saudi arabia intends to take against lebanon. all right. our senior political analyst is here with me in the studio so macro the french president seems to feel that he might have a better chance than many of of trying to mediate in this crisis will be obviously france has a great deal of of history with lebanon well certainly consider yourself
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a patron of some sort after all it was the former colonial power and feels it needs to be protecting especially christians of lebanon but also the general after that only in recent weeks but as the micro has expressed his willingness his desire to visit the iran because let's all remember that he was against re imposing sanctions on iran and for respecting the nuclear deal so be that as it may i think michael feels now that he has some sort of leverage with the iranians with hezbollah as well as with saudi arabia. where he visited just the last couple of days so all in all i think marco has more leverage on the question of living a more interesting question on anyone else and what we've heard from the french in the beginning was more like saddam how did he has the right or the freedom to move what are the signs over but later on it was nuanced and now we understand that the
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french one sided had either like the americans want the former prime minister of lebanon to go back to lebanon to be able to go back to lebanon and this is the central question isn't it everyone now mounting calls now for saad hariri to present himself back in beirut to present his resignation officially to the president and amazingly it's not something that only the president is asking for president on it's also being asked by his own party the few future or stuck about party. there just met in his house along with his son and so on so forth the larger extended family if you will the party and sunni try if you will in order to say we want you back because lebanon cannot survive without our prime minister so in a way there are various course for the prime minister to come back not only because they want saudi arabia to release him because they're saying that the future of lebanon on the balance of lebanon cannot be left to hezbollah alone. right ok
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thank you don't go anywhere my one because we will need your and thirty's in just a little while but we're moving on to syria because the kremlin says the u.s. and russian president have now agreed to move forward to try to end the fighting there the two leaders met only the sidelines of the apec summit in vietnam where they confirm their commitment to maintaining syria's sovereignty and reaffirmed their support of the u.n. efforts and the conflict. what does that mean i mean remarkable i suppose in and of itself that there is a joint statement of some details released by both men yes and now i'm just actually going over the american version that came out several hours or couple of hours after the russian version and it's a much longer one basically trying to know once where and how they met and so on so forth this isn't this wasn't a summit meeting this was more like
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a meeting on the sidelines of a summit well it looked like a fly by just exactly a handshake and that was not exactly and an understanding of some sort of among the diplomats and all and all for me it still sounds more like words more words and more words because if it's true that the americans are willing to recommit and they are committing for geneva not for a stunna that means we are going back to the political process where john kerry and said get out of what involved and let's all remember that was time consuming i'm not sure secretary tell us is ready to put the same effort that the obama administration and john kerry put into those negotiations that basically failed let's all remember that the russians got their way and while they're speaking of normally to the solution for the question of syria they have been fighting especially the moderate opposition for the last two and a half years in syria and one of the most worrying things about recent developments
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in syria of course well. the prospect of there being u.s. backed rebels there in countering russian backed syrian forces and then by proxy if you like of the russians and the americans confronting themselves in syria as the battleground they in this statement that seemed to have been resolved insofar as they were talking very positively about the prospects of the this happening. if there is no political solution moving forward even if it's transitional one for syria the takes place in geneva i think all the goodwill in the world is not going to help i think there will be fighting there will be a new fight a new battles in syria unless a post i saw solution is arrived at on the one hand with the iranians and the turks on the other hand by the united states and russia because if there is no political solution with one hundred or one hundred thousand or so or tens of thousands of kurdish forces in the north and similar number to their south from the assad regime
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and their russian supporters in iranian supporters you can bet that a battle is coming but there has to be a political process and we don't have that yet thank you. now members of the trans-pacific partnership trade deal have agreed to proceed with the pact without the involvement of the united states president withdrew the us from the deal that was back in january throwing its future in doubt but the remaining leaders agreed to go ahead whilst at the apec summit in vietnam and that was despite a little last minute resistance wayne hale reports now from none in vietnam. the asia pacific economic cooperation summit ended with yet another photo opportunity the twenty one leaders came together in vietnam on the back of a difficult year for trade that continued on the sidelines of a pick with canadian prime minister justin trudeau at the center he initially balked at a deal to push ahead with the trans-pacific partnership i think we've maintained
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a balance we've avoided opting for lower standards there are lots of areas where if you rush to agree high standards will be sacrificed but if you insist on high standards we can take a long time or some countries might drop out so all eleven countries are on board and this will send a very strong message to the u.s. and other countries in the region. that messages asia pacific countries see regional trade deals as the best way forward that's in contrast to the views of u.s. president donald trump who withdrew the united states from the t p p the trans-pacific partnership isn't finalized yet some parts of the deal still need to be negotiated but the fact that it's still alive without the u.s. combined with china's increasingly assertive role in this region means that this apec summit has come to a close with a sense that the united states is looking more isolated apec usually results in a fairly mundane final statement about improving economic conditions in the region through greater openness but even coming to an agreement on that took longer than
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usual with reports suggesting the united states wanted the wording changed around the subject of trade when hey al jazeera dunning vietnam there are intense scenes between police and protesters in the australian city of sydney. hundreds of people criticize the treatment of refugees at a recently closed prison camp on man a silent they gathered outside a fundraiser event for the ruling liberal party there demanding the refugees be resettled in australia. well the australian government has lost his parliamentary majority after another politician was forced to quit because he may hold dual citizenship. the m.p. john alexander resigned after discovering he may also be a british citizen and that would make him in eligible to sit in parliament to form a deputy prime minister barnaby joyce he was disqualified from parliament last month under similar circumstances and all of this is another setback to the
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government of malcolm turnbull after the country code ruled five. eligible to hold public office. my right to remain in parliament depends on my belief that i am soley australian. given what i have learned about the constitution and understanding now of the high court decision just a couple of weeks ago i can no longer with sufficient certainty. the belief that i have held. true by sixty six years. therefore it is my obligation that i must resign. including i'm just a baldwin on the coast of england looking at some of the problems that urgently
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need to be addressed at the climate change talks. hello there we've got plenty of heavy rain that's worked its way across japan recently here it is on the satellite picture this area of what weather that's glad to do now working away towards the east but as it does say three quite windy behind it so a blustery day for many of us on sunday and not that warm either as a poor will get to around sixty griese have a sendai will get to around eleven those winds will ease though as we head into monday and then the temperatures will be able to recover a little bit so ten degrees will be the maximum there in support towards the west generally dry for us in beijing but not that warm now we're looking at a maximum just to around eleven or twelve a bit further towards south you can see a little circulation here this is tropical storm it's already crossed the philippines and now it's tracking its way towards viet nam so be moving slowly
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though so we're not expecting landfall until monday between now and then it's going to gradually intensifies it works its way towards the west meanwhile further north lots of cloud there but not a great deal of what weather as we head through sunday on monday that the clouds will intensify will see some more intense outbreaks of write this will gradually edge towards the northeast over the next day with say down towards the southeast plenty of showers here in the southern parts of the philippines there also across parts of borneo too and for thailand looks pretty wet here for sunday. tracing the four from prosperity to financial ruin this is precisely the movement where we humanized that nothing was first brought in greece the devastating impact to save the banks means also to save the deposits of in the recent years and the failure to prevent disaster banks and political leaders of the people who needed to
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learn unless i go or from democracy to the markets at this time on al-jazeera. take a look at the top stories here about this area the kremlin and the u.s. state department have confirmed u.s. and russian presidents have agreed to move forward to end the fighting in syria the two leaders met on the sidelines of the apec summit in vietnam where they confirmed their commitment to maintaining syria's sovereignty and reaffirmed their support for the un's attempts to end the conflict. the us has joined the
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un in calling for stability in lebanon mourning regional powers against using the country for proxy conflicts prime minister saad hariri resigned in riyadh last saturday blaming interference from iran and its lebanese ally hezbollah or. eleven asia pacific countries have reached a deal for the basis of a free trade part without the us at the apec summit in vietnam they struck an agreement to revive the trans-pacific partnership the president trump withdrew support from earlier this year and the group have also agreed to address unfair trade practices. iraqi forces have launched an offensive to capture one of the last remaining areas under eisel control in the country two infantry divisions and sunni tribal forces of carrying out the operation in a province it's believed i saw a holding one hundred thousand civilians hostage in the town of rolla and wrong
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kong has the latest for us from the iraqi capital baghdad. the operation began early on saturday morning as iraqi forces went in to the town of ramadi is described as a town however it's a series of small villages where eisel fighters i have been holed up after they fled operations against them in ramadi and fallujah now this is on the border the border crossing with jordan which has been a strategic stranglehold for isolate managed to stop traffic coming in and out of that border crossing so this is quite key although we're not expecting huge amounts of isis fighters to be in the area the fact that they are still there means that they were controlling that territory and this is all about who gets to control the territory now we're not expecting this to be as large an operation as we've seen perhaps say in mosul or against eisel in syria what we're expecting is the operation to be concluded fairly swiftly in fact what militia sources are telling
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us from the ground in amman is that ramana has already been liberated that hasn't been confirmed by the joint operations command that also the joint operations commander told our desire that they're very concerned about civilian casualties and they want to avoid them so they're going to go in and a step by step basis they're going to surround romana first take ramana and then likely to move across the euphrates river and into and do exactly the same as a tactic that we've seen the iraqi security forces before take over areas outside of the areas i still control and then use that as a staging post to go in now like i said we're expecting this operation to take months or weeks it's going to be likely it is going to take days and we will have a news within the next few days about the operation itself but the iraqi security forces very confident that this they can they can route i saw the last remaining stronghold in iraq. israel says it shot down a syrian spy drone over the golan heights it was apparently intercepted over the
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golan demilitarized zone that separated israeli and syrian forces since nine hundred seventy three the israeli military initially said the drone was russian made but offered no evidence. the castle and village of u.v.-a has already separated from spain geographically at least that was almost five hundred years ago and now its residents are all the supporters of catalonia as drive the full independence and a holic sprains. two hours from barcelona the mediterranean coast kline's to the foothills of the pyrenees. the town of libya is a piece of spain surrounded by france the languages capital and and they see themselves as an enclave of catalonia and. we already feel independent because it's somewhere we believe that we've already built
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our borders at any given moment we could say let's separate libya from this. you see. inside the twelfth century in prison tower libya's mayor shows off relics of spain's not forgotten past franco. it had been here he explains how on the day of catalonia was independence referendum libya's ballot boxes were hidden from the police up here with the bust of general franco and fascist political leader primo de rivera placed on top so many layers of irony in their. name with the sentiment is there the majority of the village favors independence the voting was ninety five percent for the yes side. it was a quirk of history that one libya it's geographical if not political independence in sixteen fifty nine the treaty of the pyrenees ended the war between spain and
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france under the treaty villages on the spanish side of the border it was ceded to france but libya was considered a town and so it remained part of spain. in the bars and cafes of this mountain town it's difficult to find a resident who doesn't support catalonia as drive for independence difficult but not impossible that paris is a local stone mason there's a little girl gus was a nice time they should never have asked for independence in my opinion they should have looked for a new financial arrangement maybe because the only thing that has been provoked is disagreement among families in the entire place splitting people splitting everything. time passes slowly in a place like libya soon the snow will come and with it the winter tourist season visitors will pass between france and spain without really noticing on their way to
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the slopes but people here most of them anyway have no doubt where they belong not in france or spain but catalonia jonah how al-jazeera libya. day facto leader. is under pressure from world leaders who've been meeting at that apec summit in vietnam among them the canadian prime minister justin trudeau who spoke to her about the military crackdown on record in state that has forced around eight hundred thousand ranger to flee to neighboring bangladesh this intruders governments facing calls to strip the nobel laureate of her honor a canadian citizenship and the head of the un says violence against me and muslims must end and tony of the terror she's calling for the remainder to be allowed to return to their homes and that they be given legal status. we insists on the need to make sure not only that all violence against these population stops
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but also we need to insist on an invalid humanitarian access to all areas of north state including the northern part of this region. and we insist in the need to reassert the right of return safe and dignifying return voluntary for all population that fled to bangladesh and to the areas of origin not to be placed in camps not having access to the places where they left now the world's biggest online shopping spree is known as singles day has opened in china and it's already breaking records the income measured alibaba says sales topped one and a half billion dollars in just the first three minutes of shopping service and has more convenient cheap and some say addictive online sales are
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going through the roof in china and electric to floss are caught looked ching's i discount twenty percent he really visits a store these days laptop has equipment cameras all bought with a few clicks and many other items he admits he doesn't even need. sometimes i do overconsume a line especially when there are also a lot of times are by them without thinking too much and never touch them again after i open the packages even if i don't like them i don't return because of the laziness. singles' day started in the nine hundred ninety s. as a response to valentine's day but it has gone far beyond people's relationship status online giant alibaba managed to turn what's now called double eleven into a shopping spectacle that captivate most of china exactly at midnight on november eleventh discounts appear online and the buying spree begins.
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the sounds of. what if twenty years ago america was china's role model but now when we talk about online business china is doing better than the u.s. in many ways. two thousand and sixteen nearly eighteen billion u.s. dollars were spent in just twenty four hours as a publicity stunt e-commerce companies are using drones to deliver packages to some of china's island's transport companies are working overtime to the when millions of packages swallowed six hundred. here and this year are most likely to hire less by a slowing economy but there's an environmental downside to the online shopping festival according to greenpeace research shows that in two thousand and sixteen double eleven produced two hundred fifty eight thousand tons of c o two because of
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transportation and waste management that's the equivalent of two and a half million trees on until you go from here when we shop online the retailers tend to over package they always wrap more layers around the original packaging usually plastic bags this uses more resources and creates more waste. a problem look ching has yet to become aware of for him online shopping has become like his mobile phone there's no life without it anymore and to prove that home shopping does not increase laziness he demonstrates the home gym he bought online stop fast and al-jazeera beijing venezuela's state run power company corpo leg has defaulted on a six hundred fifty million dollar bond a move that further weakens its already ailing economy now this comes just a week after the embattled president nicolas maduro called for a creditor meeting to discuss restructuring the nation's foreign debt
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the international community is gathering in germany for the cup twenty three climate summit saturday's focuses on the health of the world's oceans which are becoming increasingly polluted the effects of climate change are a major challenges jessica bolduan reports now from the southern english coastline rising water levels and more and more extreme weather are eroding coastlines around the world progressively over the next hundred years places like this are gradually going to disappear it's not just happening in the tropics low lying pacific islands and so on it's happening in places like this on the i just i want to water near a busy international port in europe erosion is not the only problem facing these coasts plastic that takes decades to fall apart and degrade finds its way here from shipping spills or people just using the sea as a rubbish dump it's
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a global problem and stuff moves around as we. see temperatures rising also puts marine life in peril. scientists studying oysters have found that warmer temperatures mean more males which in turn means fewer eggs and a dwindling species. the brown liquid began life as an oyster scientists at the university of southampton are dissolving the oyster tissue so it can be examined under a microscope oysters provide critical services to our oceans they form reefs to reduce waves and each oyster can filter up to two hundred liters of water a day keeping the oceans cleaner and healthier but increasingly young oysters struggle to make shells as the carbon dioxide in the oceans makes their living environment more acidic basically was climate change you have sea levels rising there's a warming of the oceans which can have lots of effects on different ecosystems you
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also have ocean acidification which is linked to climate change that's already three big problems when you address climate change a row jand rising water temperatures doing lng sea life more and more plastic in our oceans scientists are busy working on stopgap solutions but to really fix the problem will require international leadership and cooperation jessica baldwin al-jazeera hi england. all right time reza take a look at the top stories here of al-jazeera the u.s. has joined the un in calling for stability and eleven and warning regional powers against the use using the country for proxy conflicts prime minister saad hariri resigned while samaria last saturday claiming interference from a wrong and its lebanese ally hezbollah. the kremlin and u.s.
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state department have confirmed u.s. and russian president have agreed to move forward to end the fighting in syria the two leaders met on the sidelines of the apec summit in vietnam where they confirmed their commitment to maintaining syria's sovereignty and reaffirmed their support of the un's efforts to end the conflict eleven asia pacific countries have reached a deal for the basis of a free trade pact without the u.s. at the apec summit with vietnam they struck an agreement to revive the trans-pacific partnership that u.s. president donald trump we withdrew from earlier this year and the group has also agreed to address unfair trade practices. iraqi forces have launched an offensive to capture one of the last remaining areas under eisel control in the country to infantry divisions and sunni tribal forces carrying out the operation in the province it's believed i saw feiss
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a holding ten thousand civilians hostage in the town of rawa they've been tense scenes between police and protesters in the australian city of sydney. hundreds of people criticize the treatment of refugees at a recently closed prison camp or menace island they gathered outside a fundraiser for the ruling liberal party there demanding the refugees be resettled in australia. and the australian government has lost his parliamentary majority after another politician was forced to quit the holding jule citizenship m.p. john alexander resigned after discovering he may also be a british citizen and that would make him ineligible to sit in parliament former deputy prime minister about to be joyce was disqualified from parliament last month under similar circumstances but you have today those are the latest headlines from us here at al-jazeera the news continues in under thirty minutes from now and that's after inside story.
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it's officially closed but refugees in australia's prison camp on nonnes island refused to leave tensions with local officials worsened by the day and the strain as has the camp is no longer its problem so what can be done to resolve the crisis .


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