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accused of s. nic cleansing. hello i'm barbara starr you're watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up on the program celebrating victory in pakistan protest leaders call off their massive sit in following a top level resignation flights canceled a hundred thousand people evacuated indonesia's mount i go really may be about to blow. and then election upset in honduras t.v. host turned opposition leader salvador nasrallah takes a surprise lead in the presidential poll. hello thank you for joining us me on mars military chief has denied any religious discrimination against range of muslims in a meeting with pope francis the catholic leader held last minute talks with general
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senior general high at the start of a regional trip one that is fraught with diplomatic risk the commander is in charge of the security operations in rakhine state where a military crackdown has caused more than six hundred thousand to flee to neighboring bangladesh ahead of the trip the pope's advisers warned him against using the word. well father thomas reese is the c.e.o. of salt and light catholic media foundation and he works closely with the vatican this was his assessment of how the poll tiff will handle handled the issue. he goes as a peace maker and is a bridge builder he never goes to burn bridges he's been well informed and advised by those on the scene by cardinal bo by the bishops by other people not to use language that would provoke and burn bridges he is certainly aware of the refugee crisis he's referred to it several times over the past year and i think it would be
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unfair for you or for anyone to simply reduce the visit to myanmar as whether or not he's going to save the r word he's going to build peace he's going to encourage people to change the schedule already this morning rather than meeting with the military leaders later on he chose to do that right in the beginning it's also important to realize that he will be meeting when he gets to bangladesh with some of the hundreds of thousands of refugees and so he's listening he's coming as a peacemaker he's coming to build bridges he is certainly not coming to provoke. protesters in pakistan have officially ended their sittin in the as a capital islamabad after the law minister gave into their demands and resign they've been demanding that he'd need step over the wording of a parliamentary bill which they describe as blasphemous. reports now from islamabad . after more than three weeks this sit in has turned
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into a celebration. of supporters of pakistan's blasphemy laws were able to force the government into giving in to their demands not only has the federal law minister step down but the government of pakistan muslim noon has also agreed to investigate itself. a crowd of just thousands cities of millions to a standstill here by choking a main artery in and out of the capital city and this really is becoming a common way and all too common a way of achieving any kind of power here in pakistan by being a disruptive force on the streets and effectively laying siege to islamabad and then making political demands but the threat of force leaders of this fringe group have been bolstered by their newfound influence on the country's political affairs pakistan was great on the basis of the belief that there is no god but allah and mohammed is the messenger of allah we know that for seventy years forward has been
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committed against the religion so now we should place religion on the throne. is the man at the center of all this a one time preacher at a mosque in lahore he was removed by that city's governing religious body for his hardline views he's built his support base by being a staunch advocate for the country's blasphemy laws he's even run for a seat in parliament so what's next for this fledgling political party asked the crowd and the answer is more or less stay the same. the latest whatever god lines like you best we will follow accordingly. whatever the just tell us to. we are completely out that this paramilitary units were on standby to prevent any more unrest and while protest leaders agreed to end their sit in hours later people here were still not ready to leave and more demonstrators were right. it's the kind of do or die loyalty to political parties campaign for decades to achieve something
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rizvi has been able to accomplish in a few months just ahead of next year's elections zain basra the al-jazeera islam about. indonesia has raised its alert for. volcano to the highest level warning its first major eruption in fifty four years could be imminent one hundred thousand people have been ordered to evacuate and the danger zone and the main international airport has been closed the homage of june. it could lead to a major eruption at any moment that's what indonesian officials are saying about the volcano on the island of bali mount agung has been rumbling and spewing ash into the atmosphere since the weekend on monday a mass evacuation was ordered and the danger zone was expanded. the possibility of a large eruption is very high some indications show they will indeed be an eruption
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since yesterday the eruption that happened has been accompanied by the sound of explosions and vibrations that can be heard and felt within a distance of twelve kilometers. indonesian officials say they will continue to search all the villages in the area and force residents to evacuate if need be. until now based on incoming reports that eruptions and trim is continuous and the love is filling the crater the lava will flow down the slopes after the crater is full. bali's international airport was closed hundreds of flights were canceled and tens of thousands of travelers were stranded after tests indicated ash had reached its airspace. and you cannot get life thank you. bali is the top tourist destination in indonesia and plays host to millions of visitors each year the volcano last erupted in one thousand
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nine hundred sixty three when more than one thousand people were killed mohammad. well joining me now from kilo in the u.k. is volcanologist ralph garrett to sara sara thank you so much for joining us here on al-jazeera now amount that goal has sort of being exploding been erupting in smaller levels for a couple of days now is it inevitable that we are now going to see a much greater explosion then than perhaps we have for the past decades. well so the groom actually reawakened about two months ago and where we observed a lot of earthquakes happening inside a volcano telling us that mark most moving or molten rock or mark most moving inside a volcano towards the surface with them saw the first of eruptions a few days ago and the first eruptions were actually what we call free arctic eruptions meaning it was just steam eruptions from heated up water inside of all
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kaino by a hot magma the last eruption or explosion yesterday seemed to have been on a different kind does seem to have been fresh molten rock or magma involved in that explosion so what we're seeing here at the moment is sort of the beginning or the likely beginning of an eruption which of course could have more explosions in the near future and potentially also a more intensified explosive activity and is there any way of knowing or predicting the sort of scale that this eruption would be are because of course back in one thousand nine hundred sixty three which was the last major eruption more than a thousand people died is there any way of predicting the magnitude of the eruption now. this is very difficult to predict at the moment as our. last eruption was in one thousand six hundred sixty four at that time the volcano
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was not really monitored by a sort of true physical techniques so we have not a good understanding sort of what precursor phenomena we see inside a volcano and what sort of eruptions would follow up if we take the one thousand six hundred sixty four eruption as a guide what we can expect is further explosion and the trying to ration of will can make ash so poor for eyes for cannick rock as we saw now. we have heard reports that lava is extruding into some it is if that is confirmed we could expect more molten rock flowing out of filling up the crater and then what is the danger and what was the problem in ninety six or ninety six before as well this sort of larger masses in the crater this lava dome they can collapse and produce what we call plastic flows of power classic flows are fast moving flows of volcanic rock fragments. ash and gases which can travel down the flanks of the volcano at very high speeds more than one hundred kilometers per hour and this fall kind of
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phenomena known as a classic flow was the major problem in one thousand six hundred three because this flows are hot fast and deadly and if these phenomena occur then of course it's wise to have an exclusion zone around the volcano so that everybody is outside the immediate danger zone i mean you mentioned that of course we've said that around one hundred thousand people i mean the area has been evacuated evacuated or is in the person being evacuated i guess it would surprise some people that there are still those who choose to live around i will cain obviously not just in indonesia but that around the world why is the area more appealing what are the benefits of living around of ok no. well in the minister has about one hundred forty five ok in us which we call active but these are ok in us that may not erupt at the moment but they have to potential to erupt all the lower slopes of the volcanoes the areas around the volcanoes they have fertile soil from the volcanic ash from
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past eruptions so it's a good place to live in the new so it's also a very heavily populated countries where there's not much space to move people elsewhere so what the authorities have done they moved the people out of the immediate danger zone there's an exclusion zone of between ten and twelve kilometers around the volcano this is the air of which could potentially be affected by clastic flows but also by volcanic mudflows or last which we've already seen occurring and moving the people out of this dangerous zone should really mitigate against the most immediate risk from the volcano. vulcanologist ralph or garrett is so joining us from kiel in the u.k. sir thank you. now turkey is calling on the united states to drop a case against a turkish gold a trader who's accused of evading u.s. sanctions on iran turkey's deputy prime minister said the case against reza zara is
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a plot against turkey and has no legal basis zara been an executive of the turkish state owned house bank are charged with doing deals with the iranian government and entities worth hundreds of millions of dollars in a scheme to evade u.s. sanctions the turkish government says the case is being instigated by supporters of the us based religious leader for two local it sheer brutality has more in this from washington d.c. . turkish president has tried and failed to lobby the u.s. government to get this case scraps talking to then vice president joe biden in twenty sixteen and president trump in a phone call in september of this year a key question is whether one of the main defendants raise a desire has flipped and is now a cooperating prosecution witness prosecutors have said in documents they filed with the court that they will show that the turkish government was involved in this money laundering scheme there is another element to this case as well the special
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prosecutor examining allegations of alleged russian meddling in the u.s. presidential election this year has already been looking at the role michael flynn the former national security adviser to donald trump had with turkish lobbying efforts and there's some question as to whether we'll get more information about that as a result of this case as well. well still lots more to come on the program including how state sanctioned harassment under robert mugabe drove hundreds of farmers from their land. and online retailer amazon goes shopping for new headquarters promising jobs and investment but how much can it actually. how low the cloud is gathering across southern parts of china we're seeing more in
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the way of cloud and rain coming in here over the next couple days not too bad for tuesday last five and dry hong kong at around twenty six ounces but this area clouds and rain that we have across central parts will intensify will see some rather heavy downpours pushing a little further north was noticed some snow on the northern edge there weather coming a little further south there as well hong kong should actually stay largely dry temperatures here at around twenty six celsius so a fair amount of sunshine into central and northern parts of india over the coming days of course we do still have the fog and smoke problems up to was in northern plains there was new delhi but the cloud remains across southern most passengers from lanka more heavy downpours here as we go through the next day or two to seeing the the wettest of the weather all the way down into a good part of a little circulation just making its way across the by a big old continues to feed those showers across the southern tip as we go on through what is then noticed by then of more cloud up the west and gas but i think it should stay dry there are the clouds to into the arabian peninsula over the next
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day else around southern end of the southern and central parts of the red sea could see a little more cloud coming through chance of some showers. on counting the cost crocodile economics what amazon mom and dad won't have to do to transform zimbabwe's finances modern day slave trade in libya and how china's internet giant ten cent over took facebook. at this time on a. welcome
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back here's a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera me and mars military chief has denied any religious discrimination against the country's or he just muslims in a meeting with pope francis protest leaders in islamabad have called off a sit in of thousands of demonstrators after the resignation of pakistan's law minister today accused of blasphemy indonesia has raised its alert for bali's mt i go to the highest level warning a major eruption could be imminent one hundred thousand people have been ordered to evacuate. the early results have given him doris opposition leader a shock lead in the presidential election supporters of salvador are celebrating after the announcement from the electoral court with more than half of the votes counted he has a lead of forty five percent to forty percent current president one in london on
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this was expected to comfortably win a second term well many of us sanchez is in the capital to speak to her now also the president he was the face favorite during the campaign and now he seems to be five percent. behind salvador nasrallah what happens. when. that's right barbara and i think it's possible to be with you because the reasons are some of his weakest points at which you can hear people talking about in the streets already and that this is a corruption perception that say he was and that's of course to the president's. brother or links was drug cartels and there was money funneled from the the social security to here previous. presidential campaigns is our capacity. to hold the keys to your repeated policies
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have been very successful when you go to those services to the poor neighborhoods that suffer most with insecurity and you are six people around and you tell them it will be what you think and they say well it is important to be secure but more important than anything we need jobs and i'll do this is a country work sixty percent or more than sixty percent of hundreds live in poverty and nearly forty percent republican other how do. you have share a sportscaster and says you very popular on television it's hard to get at the young and he offered the youngest jobs and free education so that's probably the the main reasons why he is now leading the selection and mary and i mean he's leading but we have to remember more than forty percent of votes still need to be counted do you think that we could see a change in the trend. i think it could be possible barbara
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because we've seen the group the urban vote counted but the rural vote is coming in and really nothing in this country. the rural vote have traditionally been very conservative a conservative has voted. for right wing parties and so in this case it could well be that these five percentage points could be reverted. to the result of a our in. with the latest there from we will of course are checking with you again when the final results are in for the moment those thank you. zimbabwe's former finance minister has been denied bail after he appeared in court over corruption charges ignatius' child has also been accused of trying to defraud the central bank
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in two thousand and four jumbo was promoted to finance minister just last month he was arrested by the military at his home last week before robert mugabe resigned as president well since the fall of robert mugabe zimbabweans are hopeful of a new future many though continue to suffer after decades of authoritarian rule and the use of state resources to benefit the mugabe family for me the miller reports now from the village of missouri way in central zimbabwe where residents given land once owned by white farmers have endured years of fear under the mugabe regime. mazzoli in my shauna land a rich and fur town is perfect for farming and gold deposits scattered in its mountains it was seized from white farmers and nationalized under former president robert mugabe's land reform program in the one nine hundred eighty s. and ninety's but in recent years black zimbabweans here who won back land under that program say the mugabe government has been trying to push them off their farms
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it was a very terrifying bit they can lead to door. the dogs every so they awakened us from from our house in the i ordered us to go out is the myself in the mail wife. i got out of the house these with this that didn't destroy my good general a bedroom in the best bare room my storage and everything christoffersen owners lived and farmed here for seventeen years holding on despite what he says is constant police harassment he and others have been to court to stop it but the police raids kept coming. after yet another day of rain cristobal complains to his wife that their store grain will be ruined police destroyed their storage shed in the last raid more than nine hundred families once lived genoud just one hundred
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forty three remain with missouri's immense commercial potential and vast water resources people here say mugabe's wife grace wants it or even though gabi is no longer president and his wife grace doesn't have the polish she wants wielded special task force police still present here monitoring the area essentially protecting it for the mugabe family people living here say they continue to feel intimidated and harassed now we don't know which will we start which we are going through because every time they stick a guess and even me. are little what to do to stay even to sleep the whole night without somebody several kilometers away construction of a luxury hotel belonging to grace mccarthy has been abandoned the mugabe has also own a dairy farm nearby which grace managed until she turned her attention to a political aspirations while the government says it's given mugabe immunity it's
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not known which it was properties or businesses he would be allowed to keep there also allegations that there are links to millions of dollars worth of zimbabwe's missing diamond revenue since mugabe's overthrow people in missouri we have been told they can stay giving christopher some hope this will remain his home but no guarantee for me. miseries and barbara russia is the nyingma responsibility for the deaths of at least fifty five people after it conducted a series of air strikes targeting i saw in syria over the weekend funerals have been held for some of the victims after air strikes hit that there as or countryside another twenty five people were killed in syrian government air strikes in the rebel held area of eastern hotel on the outskirts of the capital damascus and all of this comes as the latest round of un backed talks in geneva appear to have been delayed they're still waiting for the government delegation to arrive
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james bays though is already there. the word is that this is probably not going to start on time in the past we've had the opposition of taken days to get here to get to geneva because they had last minute negotiations among themselves this time the opposition some of them already here others are flying in in the next few hours it's actually the syrian government's side that is not it seems going to be here the start of talks on tuesday here in geneva they say they put spoke on their flight to geneva because they're angry that the opposition is still saying that assad must go there are some move believe that's not made the main reason why they put s'posed trip it's also being suggested that you mentioned it that on slaughter in eastern guta that maybe they want to continue that bombardment for a little longer before they come to the negotiating table potentially with a strengthened hand. a senior hamas official says the group will not give up its weapons which is a key demand of its rival palestinian faction fatah as part of the every
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conciliation deal under the agreement brokered by egypt hamas is you to hand over the administration of gaza to the palestinian authority on friday has more now from gaza. a senior hamas official told journalists that i must believe in the reconciliation reconciliation between palestine's two main political parties fatah and hamas as well as twelve other political factions it's being brokered by egypt and it's meant to lead to the handover on friday of the administration of the gaza strip from hamas to the palestinian authority but one of the big questions surrounding it is what's going to happen to the weapons and the armed wing of hamas and some of the other factions here going to least ten thousand fighters and many weapons here in gaza during the press conference the senior hamas official said this was not up for discussion he said that if the u.s. or any other government try to pressure hamas into disarming. thinking any such
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action that it would not work yesterday a factor official had said that the reconciliation progress was going way too slowly because of hamas that only five percent of what was meant to be achieved had been achieved a mass official refuted that he said it is going ahead he said that regarding the reconciliation there is no turning back now. now it's cyber monday the time of year when online shoppers a bag deep discounts on everything from gaming consoles to big screen t.v.'s and people in the u.s. are spending big black friday and thanksgiving online sales have surged to a record high of seven point nine billion dollars that's up nearly eighteen percent from a year ago and the buying frenzy continues analysts expect cyber monday to drive six point six billion dollars in internet sales making it the largest us all us all
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on shopping day in history online giant amazon is doing so well that it's now looking to open a second headquarters hundreds of cities are competing for the five billion dollar site new york is one of the front runners but not everyone is convinced of the benefits says gabriel it is all done now explains. and old abandoned baseball stadium what's become a symbol of a city in decline but in the city of newark there are signs that things are changing what is this going to be. this is going to be a very large army couth broader we'll have a. housing unit. in newark a revival with the development boom in recent years we believe that the north has come and we wanted to be part of it but now the city located just fifteen kilometers from new york is thought to be
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a top contender for the second headquarters of the retail giant amazon the city is treating it like it was beating to host the olympics we are that mad so we had the infrastructure you know we have the people we have the diversity newark is not alone in wanting to become the host city for amazon second headquarters more than two hundred thirty cities are making beards they are all over the country and range from big cities like boston chicago denver and los angeles to small cities like wilmington delaware population seventy one thousand amazon has promised to invest five billion dollars in the local economy to the winning city and i said the second headquarters could bring fifty thousand new jobs in its bid to moue or amazon here to newark this city and state are offering the company huge financial incentives primarily between five and seven billion dollars in tax breaks critics say the plan
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is built on a flawed theory called trickle down economics the idea that reducing taxes on business will stimulate economic growth for the poor trickle down doesn't really trickle down to the working class or to low income people so i think people in newark to be really concerned and some. people are while we had. that's not good but others see opportunity. for him because a lot of people need just one city like so many others in north america looking for amazon to make other delivery a boost to their local economy gabriel zonda al-jazeera at newark new jersey. much more on that and all the other stories that we've been covering on our web site al jazeera dot com.
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and a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera me and mars military chief has denied any religious discrimination against the country's range of muslims in a meeting with pope francis the pope held last minute talks with senior general min lying at the start of a regional trip the commander is in charge of operations in iraq kind state where a military crackdown has caused more than six hundred thousand to flee to neighboring bangladesh since august protest leaders in islamabad have called off a sit in of thousands of demonstrators after the resignation of pakistan's law minister. supporters of a little known religious party accuse the zahid handmade of blasphemy after he left prophet mohammed's name out of an oath meant to be taken by elected officials he's been under increasing pressure to step down after a weekend of protests across pakistan. indonesia has raised its alert. to the
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highest level one hundred thousand people have been ordered to evacuate and expand the danger zone around the erupting volcano the international airport on the island has also been closed stranding tens of thousands of travelers. the possibility of a large eruption is very high some indication they will indeed be an eruption since yesterday the eruption that happened has been accompanied by the sound of explosions and vibrations that can be heard and felt within a distance of twelve kilometers. turkey is calling on the u.s. to drop a case against the turkish gold a trader who's accused of evading u.s. sanctions on iran turkey is that the prime minister said the case against that reza is a plot against turkey and has no legal basis zob and then executive of the turkish state owned health bank are charged with doing deals with the rain and government and entities worth hundreds of millions of dollars in a scheme to evade u.s.
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sanctions and early results have given him doris's opposition leader a shock lead in the presidential election supporters of salvador nasrallah are celebrating after the announcement from the electoral court with more than half of the votes counted he leads president or non this by five percent those are the headlines coming up next counting the cost. with. this is counting the cost on to your weekly look at the world of business.


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