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with over forty thousand people killed under his rule it took twenty five years to bring him to a court of law. but why for so long with such a brutal dictator considered an ally of the west we were reporting to the congress that the rest they were engaged to a clandestine. al-jazeera unravels the history of chad's notorious former president the same happen right dictator on trial at this time on al-jazeera. hundreds injured near pakistan's capital as police crackdown on protesters blocking a major highway the military has called in to restore calm.
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dante this is al jazeera live from london also coming up. gyptian warplanes target suspected fighters after friday's mosque attack that killed hundreds of people in sinai. the doctors in syria forced to work underground and treat their patients in secret. and finding its own brand and election that dividing families in the middle east village where everyone is related. and i pakistan has called in its military and ordered a partial media blackout as but he struggled to disperse hundreds of protesters near the capital islamabad offices of fired tear gas and go to cannon to clear the
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protest camp injuring more than one hundred fifty people the demonstrators have been blocking a major highway for two weeks and a refusing to leave until the norm is to step down the list of those accused of committing a reference to the prophet mohammed in a parliamentary bill the wording has since been fixed but protesters still want him gone to has more from sukiyaki near the eastern city of lahore. the civilian government has asked the military to come in aid of the cave alien administration their primary objective would be to save dog's key installations the diplomatic australian islamabad and that at a time when there is trouble spreading across the country we had added trouble in karachi protests have continued many people injured there and us and we are toward only one person was killed near the airport now all the airports all the highways and fluting the grand trunk road that connects the north to the south as well as
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the motorway that connects its lombard to the provincial capital of the punjab long haul all people are stuck on the highways take an org move because all the able to take training have been taken over by the protector and we have also been told that the protesters are now back in strength at the same place where the security forces primarily the police where they tried to get across them earlier this morning so indeed a crisis situation head and the military now being called in for the protection of islamabad but this is a situation that has been mishandled by the government there disqualified prime minister of the country had called all his party workers and members including senior ministers for the meeting and it all was probably it was brewing in the city of karachi in islamabad so it appears that the government had miscalculated they did not know their strength of the reaction that would happen and on forward on the streets across pakistan indeed
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a crisis situation one that age threatening to spiral out of control that is also talk that the form a interior minister's house was attacked the law minister who's resignation that people have demanded and also being attacked and of course that the government and all sorts of trouble. for me to discuss this further was ronnie singer journalist and south asia security specialist thanks for coming in so just to go back on the background of this is why do you think this is flared up in this way why these protests spread what it all boils down aren't to. proposed amendment by the government to. to to change the law with regard to the electoral oath and what the government had been proposing was to of to introduce. an amendment by which the prophet mohammed was. he wasn't seen to be the final prophet is as it were and to exclude mention of him
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now with the with a in a country which is ninety five percent muslim. this was seen as blasphemous by many and that's why various protest groups have been able to mobilize and and the government has been forced to backtrack and they look so they want to they backtracked and they've said that was all they blamed it on a clerical error whether it was what was and they were to has been changed back that is satisfied people who seem to. seem to want more yes they're not satisfied at all they seem to think that it was deliberate and of course there are vested interests. who who who can capitalize on this kind of thing since the previous prime minister nawaz sharif was ousted. the government has been seen as a soft target. by vestige by vested groups so they've been quite
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keen to capture these groups are being quite keen to capsulize right from the get go this this movement has been going on for quite a few weeks since november the eighth in fact so i mean where do you see this heading in the military's now being brought in do you think that that's going to be the answer to getting people off the. streets or would you think that could make things worse well the government the pakistani government has been very vociferously in trying to get people off the streets but there may have been a miscalculation i mean they i've i've had a colleague in pakistan recently and he's been speaking of these these road block edges and these containers. that the government has placed across various roads but of course that causes a blockage for normal traffic you know students patients and just civilians so the government has been keen to clamp down and has deployed special paramilitaries the frontier corps and sort of crack troops but the numbers are very large and of
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course is not just is not just confined to islamabad in rawalpindi where these protests are taking place it's also in karate and lahore and there are disaffected groups you know their play people in the regions and in the outlying tribal areas who do feel that they're not necessarily served by the government so they will also use this and. you know indulge in protests of their own and how do you see it progressing and you do you see do you think that that will end up with more military deployed elsewhere around the country as well or what you think the government's response is going to be going forward i think more military will be deployed but. i think you know and and it's quite strong rubber bullets and tear gas have been fired just today saturday but i think the protesters are equally determined so i think the it is
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a very serious situation for the government and the fact that they have. decided on a news blackout so the news channels are not running now that's something that hasn't happened for ten years since former general and prime minister pervaiz musharraf declared an emergency so that it's got to that level in a country where there is much liberal media and there are private channels denotes that this is a very serious situation ronnie singh thank you very much indeed if you notice a vented box of thank you. washington says it strongly condemns the recent have fees saeed is the suspect behind the two thousand and eight run by attacks and says the decision will affect u.s. pakistan relations tide the founder of the dawa has a ten million dollar u.s. bounty on his head the attack which killed one hundred sixty six people including americans officials say he's being released because the government has failed to provide any evidence against him saeed has repeatedly denied involvement in the
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mumbai attacks tom ackerman has more from washington d.c. well this is in line with president trump's pronounced leaning against the pakistani government accusing them of failing or in fact allowing pakistani soil to be host for the haqqani network and taliban just as much as what he describes as a. pronounced a new strategy we want to winning winning in afghanistan a winning strategy that the president hasn't quite spelled out but certainly regards pakistan is not a cooperative partner in that venture the pakistani interior minister just a couple of days ago said that he was pledging that that the government was committed to not allowing its soil to be used for violence against any other country and that that is something that the american administration simply does not
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believe and as a result the. in keeping with that position the troubled ministration has been making their references and their overtures to india asking the indians to be more engaged in the afghan fight even more irritating for the pakistanis. prosecutors in egypt say gunman who stormed a mosque in sinai were carrying and i saw flag officially there's still no claim of responsibility but egypt's military has already started bombing targets part of a pledge by president i've been fatter c.c. that those behind the attack would not go unpunished one three hundred people have now are now known to have died in the attack in barrel abed the worst in egypt's modern history and a host of reports. egyptian military has released this footage which it says shows its warplanes hitting targets in the sinai it's part of its crackdown on
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suspected fighters after friday's devastating attack these targets the military says are believed to be housing or storing ammunition linked to those who attacked the mosque has president abdel fattah el-sisi has promised to use brutal force and an iron fist against those responsible for what he called a heinous act of terrorism he also declared three days of national mourning this is the worst attack in egypt's recent history apart from a devastating loss of life people here a feeling angry to. be for anything fault our leadership because our leaders haven't taken decisive decisions with respect to why because this isn't the first time this has happened and it's in a mall so that's. the brotherhood is giving money to these people they're spending all of them there helping them who else is going to help them this is the mosque that was targeted in the troubles northern part of the sinai it's used by sufi's
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members of a mystic movement within islam the attack began shortly after the noon worship started in the mosque was four witnesses described how between ten and twenty masked gunmen were a military uniform storms the mosque and it also blocks the escape route local reports describe how the government's around of the mosque outside to mow down any survivors as well as those who are rough. into the scene to help this thirteen year old described how he survived. i was outside the mosque and suddenly i heard gunshots inside i saw them running and i went inside the mosque and found all of the people climbing on top of each other they were trying to get out of the mosque because they were afraid and i was trying to get out of bullets and my like no one has claimed responsibility for the attack but immediate suspicion has formed on a local i saw linked armed group analysts say the heavy handed military response could potentially lead to more unrest you saw the beginning of fomenting of a cycle of violence of state repression targeting these groups through arbitrary
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arrests leading to them for mounting a cycle of violence. meanwhile the president has launched a thorough investigation of the families of the victims gather to bury the kind of hoax that our days there. libya's coast guard has recovered the bodies of thirty refugees from a shipwreck off its northwestern coast a coast guard spokesman told al-jazeera another forty people are unaccounted for one hundred forty five have been rescued zimbabwe's former finance minister has been held in custody until monday when a court will rule on whether to grant him bail nations john boehner was in court facing corruption charges just a day after zimbabwe's new president was sworn in under simmons reports from harare a new presidency and the court cases have already started first in line ignatius jumbo former finance minister he owns more than one hundred homes and he's accused
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of corruption. chambers reported to have been beaten in military custody and is even hospital treatment he says ma soldiers with assault rifles raided his home and he was illegally detained for forty eight hours as a military takeover took place also before the courts form a zanu p.f. used leader could sue knight ship anger accused of corruption and slander he had resisted the army takeover earlier this month. we. know what you. told you if you. hear. the army has already withdrawn from the streets of harare ahead of an announcement of a return to barracks and that action coincides with a high court judgment saying it's action and taking power and putting mugabe under house arrest was lawful but human rights watch says it's an example of the military having undue influence on the judiciary and there are legal warnings that it could
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set a precedent. i. after his swearing in emerson newman has vowed to hit the ground running with a raft of measures to revive zimbabwe's shattered economy but he hasn't impressed the main opposition party. he has been part of the twenty seven years of disappointment thirty seven years of the unlikely that you see is from the same boat as mr mugabe they are cut from the same tree so it doesn't matter that present what appears to be a fresh deal it remains a pipe dream the people who want to see quick or selves the change their lives. may have had with foreign investors and foreign diplomats but political reform and economic reform needs to happen quickly to have the effect he wants under
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simmons al jazeera iraq so that when i was there fair and distrust our summer reading your refugees are reacting to a deal that could see them returned to me and. i'm talking tough to end abuse prompts as president promises gender based violence. however the recent heat in victoria new south wales in past and i.c.t. and indeed tasmania sparked some pretty big afternoon thunderstorms particular around melbourne now let's turn around with the heat dissipating or being pushed out of the way we still got twenty eight is the forecast on sunday twenty seven in sydney and hobart cooled down a little bit as well so getting close to where it should be and melbourne really shows that point by monday it's about twenty one twenty six with
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a lot of thunderstorms by this time because it's always been quiet it's been sitting pretty about twenty five in perth for quite a while wanted to shout a possible in south australia or western australia but otherwise we're talking to the east of that now in new zealand this appears to be a massive cloud so you think i must be raining well no we're sitting underneath an area of high pressure on the test for a leader on cloud so this is just cloudy weather on the whole it's not particularly wet anywhere just disappointing but quite warm twenty north and twenty rather more likely sunshine in wellington this is the case for the next day or so the cloud tries to dissipate by the time you get to monday going directly know through the wet zone we get to japan the picture here is getting wet again. short films of hope. and inspiration. a series of short
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stories that highlight the human triumph against the odds. al-jazeera selects at this time. in their mind of the top stories. the army has been called in to restore order to the pakistani capital islamabad after more than one hundred fifty people were injured in violence between police and religious protesters. egyptian military has
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launched a campaign in the sinai region after an attack on a mosque which left three hundred people dead. zimbabwe's former finance minister ignatius trumbo has been held in custody until monday when a court will rule on his ban like a cation his corruption trial was detained by the military during the takeover that forced president robert mugabe out of office. the un's refugee agency has been given permission to help hundreds of thousands of revenge of muslims return from bangladesh to me and not to government signed a pact on thursday settling terms for the repatriation process charles stratford has more from cox's bazaar. it's impossible to imagine the level of suffering that people like these have endured over recent months and indeed for decades now stories of men women and children being killed by the myanmar army also stories of gang rape being committed by soldiers in the myanmar army stories that the myanmar
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government denies now this agreement between the bangladeshi and the myanmar government with respect to repress three ation implies the eventual return of these people to a country that they have some sort of legal citizenship status but of course they don't they lost their citizenship thirty five years ago in one thousand nine hundred eighty two and it's when you speak to people here. but you really get a sense of the fear and a lack of trust amongst them by saying that they are not prepared to go back until their property is rebuilt and they get some sort of formal legal citizenship status . hasn't seen her husband since she fled a month ago. on our first they have to give us an identity card at the border stating that we are residents all citizens and that we are. otherwise we will not go in because they may start killing us again. also says his home and village was
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destroyed and he is terrified about returning to live like that and they want a lot of them we don't want to leave bangladesh back home we're afraid to leave our house and they kill us they take our people away we don't want to go back i'm going to do that. according to the bangladesh government there's no fixed time frame as to how long this repatriation will take it's hope that the process will start in about two months time the bangladesh foreign minister also says that myanmar has agreed that the u.n. h.c.r. the un will be involved in the process and it's aiming to set up temporary camps so people like these can live in the areas in which their homes were destroyed but the two main issues when you speak to the people here are issues of trust trust of the military and secondly citizenship will they eventually become citizens of the
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country for so long for so many generations they have called. stratford al-jazeera culture is bizarre. turkey says it expects u.s. president donald trump to stick to his promise not to supply weapons to syrian kurdish fighters or so known as the y.p. jeep on friday the turkish president the one held a phone call with trump in which the u.s. president reportedly gave an order that weapons should no longer be supplied to the wife e.g. a senior white house official has told al-jazeera they will not be an abrupt terminations but rather a winding down of support the trumpet ministration began supplying weapons to the y. p.g. earlier this year before the battle to retake our source stronghold of raka turkey considers the y.p. g a terrorist group doctors in northern syria are being forced underground because of frequent attacks and hospitals one facility has been built entirely below the surface at a secret location to treat patients injured by government airstrikes or some binge
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of aid reports from gaziantep near turkey's border with syria. farmers on the operating table because his leg was injured in an airstrike but this is no ordinary operation theatre it's hidden underground so it's been filled by air raids. they were halfway or i'm afraid when the regime targets a hospital and lost a member of my family in an airstrike on. its lawn of the cave hospital in northern thirty or so doctors are keeping its location secret for fear of further attacks by government jets. they showed us photos after some of the hundred thirty five year strikes targeted their hospital medical facilities and medical workers nowadays are far from being working an ideal situation there are all sort of challenges one of the main challenges has to do with witnessing. going for a long time but at the same time it doesn't. doesn't stop. this is what remains of
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many hospitals above ground so it took months of digging five hundred square meters in the mountains to convert into frequent room workers then plaster the walls and bags at the entrance increased security. this is the doctor who began the project he was also killed in an airstrike last year and his colleagues continue to face challenges. biggest problem is the airstrikes which target civilians this hospital is theoretically safe but we expect anything from the government and it's destructive weapons making the hospital safe is just one of the many challenges most hospitals in opposition areas suffer from a lack of medicine and other vital supplies that are to emergency exits in case of any attack being underground brings the constant challenge of maintaining the floor so doctors and patients don't suffocate. we face difficulties such as
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ventilation and shortages of medical supplies after securing ourselves in a cave inside a mountain because serious health care system has been largely destroyed by six years of war preventive care units and health centers are nonexistent potentially fatal diseases are common because of a lack of vaccine. healthcare is being used as a weapon of war in syria doctors are getting hospitals means denial of treatment and the only option to save lives is going on the ground. zero. saturday is the international day for the elimination of violence against women rallies have been held in rome and paris where france's president announced a series of measures to tackle sexual violence and in baba reports from paris. really a big speech from the president on a topic that's a huge problem in france and beyond and many were mcallen said tackling gender based violence and discrimination would be his top priority over the next five
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years as he promised to get tough with. our situation up to now shows that something is not working in our country the shame that women experience a shame without reason since they are already victims the shame that should be experienced by the perpetrators of violence it is a civic and political shame it is a national disgrace earlier his minister for gender equality outlined how wide ranging the problem was. the violence against women it takes many forms and we talk most about sexual violence but there has been more openness to talk about other types like physical violence so-called administrative violence where women's passport documents are withheld economic clients where many women find themselves staying in an abusive situation because of financial dependence. mcconnell said he'd introduce legislation next year including on the spot fines for harassment in public and he promised nationwide training for teachers health
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workers and police to help recognize abuse. but this women's rights activist who was in the audience is skeptical on the professionalism of the police there's currently a lack of training particular for the police when it comes to harassment and sexism in public places so we're asking where you find the money for all that you're selling us the idea of a great national cause but with the smallest budget of all the government departments. in recent months seven hundred thousand people have signed petitions urging the government to do more on the saturday thousands more hit the streets many viewed the president's new initiative as just part of the solution i think anything to the others he says if this is what he wants are equal rights in our society is what we ask for we demand equal rights for everyone but macron can't act alone. x. years. will not act. if she's not obliged to arts president mark raul has announced she's in effect
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a revolution in the way france deals with violence against women these protesters want to see real change on the ground and they want to see it quickly and that we keeping up the pressure until that happens they didn't go but al-jazeera paris. federal and state assembly elections in a poll are leading to tension in a small village in menang district in eastern the poll most of the town's residents are related to each other causing disputes among family members to be an interesting report from a district. in brother village in my district on the famous on a put a circuit in the park but this flags fly along with flags of political parties the stars of the party congress and the democratic alliance and the son of the hammer and sickle of the left alliance in the small village everyone is related to each other because of its remoteness and distance from the capital in the past the community had a common identity and decisions were made unanimously. now that mainstream politics
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has been thrown into the mix family relationships are strained commerce ringarooma has come all the way from got money to vote he and his wife she me don't want to stay with anyone if. i decide to get opposite the. devote. both sides or relatives whoever wins i hope they develop the district as all the hotels are aligned to one party or the other they will spend the next few days in town. when i'm sure going to couples many of the voters from montana live in the capital and have made the difficult journey to exercise their democratic right one candidate will represent this district in the national assembly and two in the state assembly one district has the smallest electorate with just five thousand eight hundred eighty one registered voters and before winter rice the first phase of the election is being held in the hills and mountains where climate and
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geography can both be challenging the second phase will be held on the seventh of december in more moderate climate district officials in london have deployed more than six hundred security personnel and nationally that figure is around two hundred fifty thousand already the guy without enough goes with the ground. force might not be able to strike on time and real otherwise. assured that the upcoming federal and state assembly election would we have free and fair. voting would end by five p.m. local time but ballots won't be counted until the entire nation goes to poll which means for the next ten days the tension among family members here is likely to continue to al-jazeera manon district in nepal.
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headlines on al-jazeera the army has been called in to restore order to the pakistani capital islamabad after more than one hundred fifty people were injured in violence between police and religious protesters brought police fired tear gas and water cannon at the demonstrators as they clear their city and camp the protesters are calling for the resignation of a minister he was accused of admitting a reference to the prophet mohammed in a parliamentary bill come out harder isn't sukiyaki near the eastern city of lahore regret that gondry there's been a strong reaction they've been announcements on the market for people to come out where door that karachi literally gridlock a lot harder to paralyze because the protected are now blocking talk point for them the third day there along. the highway everything a block egyptian prosecutors say twenty to thirty gunman carrying i saw flags were behind the attack which left more than three hundred people dead egyptian military
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has launched a campaign in the sinai region after the attack president abdel fattah el-sisi promised to respond with brutal force zimbabwe's former finance minister ignatius chambre has been held in custody until monday when a court will rule on his bail application on his corruption trial he was detained by the minute triggering the takeover that forced president robert mugabe from office jumbos lawyer says his client needed hospital treatment after being beaten in custody i'm a deshon man maher have agreed to take assistance from the united nations refugee agency to safeguard the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of ranger rights groups have insisted on outside monitors for that safeguarding but the un has expressed concern about the process if actuation is due to start in two months. turkey says that u.s. president donald trump has agreed to stop supplying weapons to. fighters in
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northern syria. president richard the one spoke to trump on the phone on friday a senior white house official has told al-jazeera they will not be an abrupt termination but instead a winding down of support considers the white b.g. a terrorist group. much watching. documentaries. at this time.


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