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and i'm jane dutton this is the news live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. celebrations as india's ruling b j p looks set to hold on to the prime minister's home state of. the world wide protests over the u.s. recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital moves to the united nations. a close contest south africa's a.n.c. policy votes to choose a new leader to replace jacob zuma. and i'm far ahead smile our top story in sport the ashes then returns down under as australia beat england to secure the famous cricket contact. india's ruling the j.p. looks set to retain prime minister narendra modi's home states all over. a
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challenge from the main opposition party after early push showings the b j p moved ahead in the election which was seen as a test for modi he's been the chief minister of gujarat for three terms and the party has ruled the state for twenty two years and attack is under way the military training center in kabul gunmen stormed a partially constructed building near an intelligence training center in the west of the city explosions and gunfire have been heard but it is believed several attackers are inside the building then a government spokesman says afghan security forces are firing back and reinforcements have been sent witnesses in the area say they can hear the battle. the autobiographical at first a few explosions took place in the area and now there is heavy gunfire going on the u.n. security council voted late on monday on a draft resolution regarding the status of jerusalem as follows a u.s.
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decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital the move has sparked almost two weeks of protests around the world it was more anger across the palestinian territory overnight it's protesters burning effigies of u.s. president donald trump and israel's leader benjamin netanyahu but egypt is circulating the draft resolution calling for the u.s. recognition of jerusalem to be withdrawn it states that any decisions and actions which purport to alter the character status or demographic composition of the holy city of jerusalem have no legal effect on now and void and must be rescinded in compliance with the relevant resolutions of the security council mike hanna has the details from new york. the draft resolution being circulated in the united nations has been drawn up by egypt with input from other parties it would appear now the resolution may change in form or shape before it's actually voted upon probably in
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the scumming day however the resolution as it stands at the moment does not mention the us by name i understand that various parties such as the united kingdom and indeed egypt wanted to try and keep the language as neutral as possible in an attempt possibly vain to keep the u.s. from exercising its veto within the security council the resolution as it stands at the moment is actually a restatement of the un's position on jerusalem as outlined through decades of security council and general assemblies a resolution the most recent being in november this year in which the general assembly voted overwhelmingly to declare any unilateral acts in jerusalem as null and void that phrase null and void is contained in the current draft resolution the draft resolution calls on all states to refrain from establishing diplomatic missions within jerusalem i understand the palestinians somewhat angered they
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didn't want to single out the u.s. by name however it appears from this draft resolution that egypt and the u.k. have had their way too in attempt to avoid the u.s. veto however it would appear that that vetoes likely to happen with israel's enthusiastic backing which describes the resolution as a palestinian attempt to reinvent history despite the fact that it is rooted on u.n. resolutions as they stand at present but palestinians making very clear that should the u.s. veto this resolution in the security council they will attend to have it introduced in the general assembly where there's nobody to atlee. the. israeli military says it has attacked a hamas training compound after rockets were fired from the palestinian territory of gaza this video is said to show the israeli air strike on these hamas facility no deaths were reported it was in response to two rockets being fired into israeli
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territory where no one was killed rocket strikes from gaza increase since the u.s. moved to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel baseball ahead on the news are included donald trump prepares to lay out his vision for america's national security. life in limbo we meet the migrants trying to scrape a living in libya. and in sports an n.f.l. owner puts his team up for sale as allegations concerning his workplace misconduct emerge. get more now on our top story on the election results in the home state of indian prime minister narendra modi and ellen john. has authored a biography of modi and he joins us now from new delhi very good to have you with us now the challenge from rahul gandhi and his congress party seems to be for real
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they've done a good job do you think the result reflects people's rejection of some of these policies. you know this is a very interesting election where the victor cannot really go out in the streets and celebrate and then they're celebrating because while they could be g.t.o. mr narendra modi is going to the good dr for the sixth consecutive time the congress has very happy because it is going to be back on the revival track after being out of power for three and a half years it also comes very close on the heels of the whole gandhi the six generation nehru gandhi dentist who's taking charge of the party presidency so i think it's a fairly transitional moment in indian politics where politics is going to be far more keenly contested than it has been since two thousand and fourteen when one narendra modi. all right in and john.
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sadly we've lost you there so if that. does become the latest latin american country to shift to the political right by electing conservative billionaire sebastian pinera as president easily overcame is sent a left opponent in the runoff vote it's a second time he's been elected in american editor loose in yemen reports from santiago. chile as billionaire president elect to got what he wanted another crack at the presidency for the second time in twenty seven years chile has swung from the center left to the center right both times the civil stamp the markets favorite the former president a successful businessman promises better times ahead as he extends an olive branch to the uk if he does what are you committed to all chileans a commitment to unity and dialogue and so i invite all of our previous presidents to share their experience and advise with me so that we can reach national
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agreements to tackle the biggest problems. at the headquarters of center left candidate. there were long faces i had run on the promise of accelerating the social reforms started by the current government of president michelle bachelet but the former journalist's inexperience and chilly sluggish economic growth alternately gave the conservatives the upper hand pineda has been linked to several shady business deals and political scandals but clearly it did not matter i think the general issue is the politicians who now say discredited the people just assume that they are liars or beads or whatever and then choose between the lesser of two evils chileans have made their decision joining the recent latin american swing towards the political right but in this country you know would not have an easy time of it not only because the electorate has proven itself to be more demanding but also because you will not enjoy. i mean it's already in the legislature. which
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means speaking it i will have a hard time rolling back on still popular social reforms as is happening in brazil and neighboring argentina being you know government is going to be more of an administrative go it's going to going to be very similar to what we saw in his first term in power is going to be more short term or years that it's going to be related to jobs but this time round of us stampeded out will have to be less accommodating to the business elite the election has shown that chileans have become far more demanding and are expecting results no matter how hard they may be to deliver. c. and human i'll just see done some piano. voting has wrapped up in johannesburg to elect a new leader for south africa's ruling party the new head of the african national congress will lead the party into the two thousand and nine hundred general elections current deputy president cyril ramaphosa and. zuma were formally nominated as candidates on sunday the battle for the top job has exposed deep
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divisions within the ruling party president jacob zuma who has headed the a.n.c. for ten years is stepping down now many say that after years of seumas rule soaring unemployment and corruption of left millions of poor black south africans frustrated with the a.n.c. deputy president cyril rum opposer who's a wealthy businessman is backed by the business community which believes he offers the best hope for the economy and see veteran on courses on a zuma let me zoom a scuse me he's an expert wife of president zuma is expected to deliver a continuation of his policies should she went she's also seen as more likely to protect zuma from the seven hundred eighty three corruption and fraud charges against him stephen curtis is the host a radio seven a tuner writer for the daily maverick he joins us from the a.n.c. conference in johannesburg stephen very good to see you have been enjoying reading your writing for the daily maverick and picking up the the humor and the tension there at the conference how do you think this is going to play out.
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yeah you know jane nice to talk to you i think it's an interesting problem i mean it's really quite rare in a sort of controlled election like this one with party bosses that it comes down to the wire like this no one can actually call it and one of the reasons for that is that it's a secret ballot yesterday in the nominations process all the delegates in one hall together and working out you'd be nominated who hadn't and that person in charge of that billick and better the chair of the party the outgoing chair i should say she quite a difficult time sort of managing the tensions making sure that everyone was listened to but that the process could actually happen and i think if this is a very close result and i think many people expect that it will be you could see tensions really rising in that main hall when it's announced you looking at four thousand eight hundred delegates all thereabouts in one big hole roughly half of them seem to supporting causes on. the other half seem to support the deputy president so i'm opposed in a race that at this stage is too close to call it really is quite
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a unique political situation that we're facing that the stakes are incredibly high the tension is high as a result and as a result i think we're looking at a very complicated and difficult and possibly disruptive situation in a few hours time ok let's look at the two candidates i mean we've sort of laid out what. stands for and why when people vote for more of the same if you see the state of the country and really when very few are benefiting at the moment. yes i mean of course on a t.v. news in has been pushing a sort of radical economic transformation line some people compare this to what robert mugabe the former president of zimbabwe did as she sort of painted towards land expropriation from white farmers without compensation although she has moderated that language a little she talks about how the economy is still largely in white hands which of course actually is correct for historical reasons jess unnecessarily spat out exactly how that would change from a pose of
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a very different kind of person someone who says he instead of radical economic change he wants what's called nancy language inclusive growth he wants a situation more sort of orthodox economic policies he just wants policies to be implemented one of the big problems with the a.n.c. over the last fifteen years out say is because it's such a broad church because there's so many different constituencies that represent so many different classes now it's been really difficult to make that policy in a way i think this conference is a culmination of sort of ten to fifteen years of a policy paralysis and policy stagnation the tensions within the party have built up to the point where something has to give and the softening could actually be the moment when that happens and say you laid out the present cons of each potential leader then just wondering if there is the realisation now as we said anything all the way over here how important and big this is for not only the a.n.c. but for south africa. i think people do realize that you
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know i woke up this morning not that i got much sleep with a small knots in my stomach i asked my listeners on seventy two do you have to say not almost all of them came back funny i was going to ask you that i think you don't realize that this really is the beginning of political change. and i think what you have these people realizing the big impact would be in the results in the twenty nine thousand elections to meanies rumors polling numbers among general south africans not a.n.c. members they really are very low one poll who has a around the country sixteen percent of potential voters think she would be a good leader for the a.n.c. from opposes numbers forty three percent think he would be a good leader for the a.n.c. just looking at that polling number you can see how important this will be for the twenty nine thousand elections what you're really seeing i think is the start of a sort of fracturing a breaking up of the political system we have now into many smaller parties driven in part by a structure which is proportional representation like you see in many parts of europe and scandinavia and how much does the country need a successful results now. depends
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on how you define successful i think what many south africans are really worried about and very upset about is corruption and state capture and president jacob zuma has become the symbol of that he has friendships he calls them with people i don't as the family that become very influential care they came from india they say with nothing in around one thousand nine hundred three suddenly they seem to have the political pull to land wedding guests at one of our main air force bases and don't suffer any consequences and they've been all sorts of claims recently about how much money they're alleged to have stolen through the gupta leaked e-mails which is a really awful amount of information that is folded into the public domain and there really is detailed claims there of corruption how it was actually done the role that president jacob zuma played in all of that many people feel that if it goes i do mean as humans way that pattern will continue and but if from the poles or wins it will be a chance to we use the phrase recall president jacob zuma and stop but corruption at the very least it would disrupt the current patronage network i think it would
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probably do more than that next the end a lot of the state capture corruption as we call it here that we've seen over the last few months and that means the stakes are incredibly high for both sides and it's a secret ballot the delegates don't have to tell us how they voted all right so we wait and see stephen closest good to talk to thank you eleven woman have reportedly been killed after as strikes hit a wedding procession in yemen here's the official say up to three strikes were launched by the saudi led coalition killing people as they walked to a village in my province there are reports the bride was among the victims. the state of qatar is preparing to celebrate its national day it commemorates the gulf countries unification in eighteen seventy eight this year's celebrations come in the middle of a six month long crisis in the gulf saudi arabia the u.a.e. back rein in egypt cut ties with cats are back in june accusing it of funding terrorism charged has strongly denied i am
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a vote joins us live from doha as water front i just want to what's planned for today mohammed. yes jane we are waiting for the big event to kick start within two hours from now and where i stand now if the camera can go to this direction you see people civilians and you know and the police. go into the venue of this place around eight hundred meters from where i stand that's where the parade will start the military parade and lots of other activities common moderating this day you know jane this day this day comes amid very unusual circumstances very special circumstances for qatar it has never been living a situation like this for many years when four arab countries including the neighbors from the from the gulf region are blockaded qatar this has been going on for six months now and the country has been absorbing this shock over the last few months and they have they now say they have succeeded in doing that and also i mean
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remember that the economy of qatar has received not shock and that eighty percent of qatar's impost came from these neighboring countries now they say they have compensated for that either from imports from other countries or from local production so there is a mood there is an upbeat mood here qatar sending a strong message through the concentration the big festivities today to say that we are in a good situation we have not suffered. and the people are coming here in huge numbers to try to contribute in in driving down that idea of qatar is in a good shape and nothing is wrong with it right now it has six. in combating those challenges and and defeating them i counted well as you say this is probably more important than previous is nearly eleven hours after an electrical outage shut down parts of the world's busiest airports power has been restored at atlanta's hartsfield jackson international more than one thousand flights were canceled on sunday because of the outages airport authorities say an electrical fire was the
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cause him to reports. after hours of near darkness five. lights flicker back on atlanta's hartsfield jackson international airport much to the delight of exhausted travelers i started away. yeah you know just excited to be. going now we can power up our cell phones and it's just wonderful look around the airplanes happy again. but not everyone is happy while the power has been restored the travel chaos continues i literally spent a whole seven hours on an airplane without food or water and then they finally let us off they finally let us off too and then i walk into a dark room where everyone sleeping on the floor and i still haven't got my confirmation i was on the phone with delta for about two hours still nothing the
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southern u.s. airport is one of the world's busiest more than one thousand flights were grounded after it plunged into darkness over eleven hours on sunday just days before the start of the christmas travel rush passengers say airport staff appeared ili quick to deal with the power outage and that there was little help from first responders they have these elderly people with handicapped people lined up the little cheers like twenty that could not do nothing because it could get down the escalator and it's sad that people are helpless they can't get out they can't get downstairs. i mean it was just it's a nightmare. the outage was caused by a fire in an underground electrical facility it was apparently so intense it damaged two substation serving the airport including its redundant system that should have provided backup power and investigation is under way power is estimated to be restored by midnight so i would like to thank you all for your consideration . and land has the heart of the u.s.
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air transport system and is a hug. for delta airlines airport officials have promised services will return to normal by monday afternoon a major challenge to help the nearly thirty thousand travelers stranded around the world computers tired. the u.n. is calling on countries to ensure the safety of people on the move as the world observes international migrants day the total number of international migrants has increased from an estimated one hundred seventy five million in two thousand to two hundred forty four million in two thousand and fifteen nearly two thirds of those migrants are living in europe or asia and one in every ten is a child under the age of fifteen and the greek government has begun closing some of the refugee camps across the country as it continues with its policy of integration with a fat camp that's north of assonance was closed in early november while many of its seven hundred students have been moved to apartments in athens some want to stay
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put journal reports. while busy continues to store those of the refugee routing to europe in a little warehouse north of athens some lives a changing for the better right now oh yes. i'm. happy now i'm ready you have. a spring. here refugees from afghanistan pakistan and iran run a business making bags and backpacks using old tents and other material from the camp they want lived in i can sell for like a movie i take care of my children better as long as i have a job here i have to stay here lisa campbell founded the ngo that set up this business what it does is give them a reason to be able to stay here because they are safe here their kids can go to
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school here they have medical care here there are there are reasons to stay angry if you have a job. the greek government has closed a number of refugee camps on the mainland preferring to try and integrate refugees into society all that remains of camp is the sitemap and whatever these budding entrepreneurs could salvage this is a pile of beds recovered from a recently closed refugee camp this canvas will soon be turned into designer items it is if you like upcycling of the refugee crisis this business turning a lot of misery it was a little bit of hope and happiness made in greece here at least the exercise in integration is going well so i think it's a great improvement for the area and people can get to know what these refugees and organizations are doing. but lisa campbell knows they're really only scratching the
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surface of a much bigger problem i want to know that i've done made a difference in these lives. and maybe the example somebody else can pick up and maybe other people can do the same thing to help those thousands upon thousands of others. but it's a start and the bags are selling like hotcakes online go to whole al-jazeera greeks thousands of migrants and refugees cross north africa on the way to europe hoping to improve the lives of many end up abused exploited and even in slaved in libya as they wait to make the dangerous mediterranean crossing a door had met some of them trying to make a living in the capital tripoli. other man adam and his feeling uneasy ariens work hard to earn their living in this war shop in the libyan capital. he's left his family in the southern city of serve her because he does not need
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enough money to bring them to live in tripoli and no one was there for the work and i got this job through a friend before that i used to work in a farm in the south of libya it didn't help me so i came to tripoli to work in this car wash shop here i make around three hundred sixty five dean hours a week it depends on the number of cars we wash they say working here is better than being in and the long journey north crossed the border into southern libya as the value of the libyan dinar has fallen these migrants face three choices to stay in libya and deal with financial insecurity or go back home and face uncertainty and their third choice is to risk their lives and try to reach europe by being smuggled in boats across the mediterranean sea. thousands of migrant workers out of victims of exploitation extortion and discrimination some of
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them having to go through as it in c. documents so they accept any kind of work including farming and construction. is a deep u.-t. labor minister he's doing his best to protect workers' rights. those casual workers are under just so they don't have proper paperwork and therefore they work outside of honestly asians they represent a small percentage and that's attrition is not in their favor but in all cases our offices are open for them if they really need help with instability and power vacuum in libya illegal migration has become a grew in trade with a man in his villainies europeans are resigned to working in the black economy and they have no intention of going home. tripoli in a few moments we'll have the weather was stephy standing by but still ahead on
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al-jazeera. two point five billion people across the world don't have a bank accounts many of them live right here in africa find out next how a small city girl is company is using not banks but in all traditional saving methods to try to bridge this gap. i mean sport two brothers fight for the one world championship in squash. from the me or knights of asia. to the city never seems. hello there are storm tak is finally beginning to move away from the philippines on the satellite picture you can see the blob of cloud where it's gradually moving away towards the west but this is what it looked like in the philippines as that storm raged a little bit of a shaky bit of footage there but that's to be understandable given that we're in
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the middle of a storm you can see the waves just crashing against the sure there are all those houses right on the edge of the sea this so a lot of damage was done we saw over eight hundred millimeters of rain in some places just in twenty four hours thanks to the storm and the main problem was with the amount of rain that we saw because the storm was moving so slowly gradually worked its way a cost of a ses though and it's now working its way away from palo and there importer princesa we had around one hundred fifty millimeters of rain in twenty four hours so the amount of rain that we're seeing is gradually easing and the storm finally is beginning to pull away so for many of us in the philippines it doesn't like the worst is over it's not going to be dry by any stretch of the imagination though there's still plenty of showers following that storm so for many of us we're going to see yet more very heavy downpours the storm itself well that's working away towards the west it's now over the very warm seas once more so there's a chance it could intensify again but i think the very high winds that are very strong should prevent it. the weather sponsored by qatar and peace.
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once welcome now fear. dividing the nation. al-jazeera explores germany's long term economic strategy of pursuing immigrants from the arab world i feel more judgment on syria and the future of much money does a richer get those people who don't think. i'm german and american the new germans at this time on al-jazeera. al-jazeera as their want us to embrace but it's also a day to see what happens next iteration come on put it fired by the barriers for a model barricade of all seventy three that leap to hear the movies now it's been all about change people have gone past the fear barrier the mission of the national army is to search the entire point complex and al-jazeera stories about telling it from the people's perspective what they think is happening in their culture.
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and again you're watching al-jazeera top stories india's ruling b.j. party has overcome a challenge from the main opposition party to retain prime minister narendra modi's home state of gujarat but the main opposition party has made some gains in a state on the b j p control for twenty two years the un security council will vote late on monday on a draft resolution regarding the status of jerusalem it follows the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital. palestinian territory
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overnight with protesters burning effigies of the u.s. president and the israeli prime minister. but to be in cost for a new leader for south africa's wedding party deputy presidents are all oppose and president jacob zuma is exwife from. all the top contenders in an election that's deeply divided the sea let's go back to our top story of the election results in the home states of indian prime minister the ranger mortie gopalan is live for us in largest city. the b j p look set to return because iraq is a sense of relief among supporters of the party i should imagine there is. indeed in need this has been the titans who raised this century for the b j p prior to this it was a known fact it was a given that they would retain their power but now they have an unusually strong challenge from the congress party never seen in the past twenty two years so yes
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supporters of b j p were very worried including the prime minister himself who would have taken it as a personal affront if the b j p had lost now what we're seeing as numbers are coming in we don't have the official results yet but we're seeing that congress has gained more seats than they've ever had in the past twenty two years and also an interesting trend for you which will give you an idea of how things may be turning or maybe changing slightly is that ever since then and there are more the came into power as chief minister in two thousand and one near the b j p has been losing seats with every consecutive election. and what message do you think this election has for the rest of the country. well one of the main messages which is what the prime minister was hoping to send was the fact that his state his home state still has one foot inside him. his policies but it also shows that it is
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a message of congress's resurgence now the congress party in recent past year have contested a few elections and each time the fallen flat but this time their campaign is said to have shown some backbone some strength. leaders said to have connected with many disenfranchised groups you seem to have some kind of a strategy so the main message of sending this one be j.p. may still be in power but congress is starting to turn out to be a force that could be reckoned with and the twenty nine thousand national elections and that's what the rest of the country is watching out for are going to see with their defeat thank you i'm happy to say we've got our guest back now and john kerry has written a biography of modi joins us from new delhi sorry about the sun problems a little bit earlier i was asking you about the challenge from rebel gandhian these congress party i mean it it's seems to have obviously made an impact what does this say about modi's policies. well for the first time in the last three
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and a half years with some movies being very seriously challenged by an opposition leader and it so happens that i will go on the has just chosen this particular moment to take charge of the congress party so definitely the next one and a half years before elections parliamentary elections are held in the middle of two thousand one hundred is going to be a usually challenging period for mr modi so also very important because there will be several state elections between now and the parliamentary elections and in a few of these important states mr moody's party is not a challenger but is the incumbent of expedience strong will gerard in earliest the previously the smaller state of war shows that mr modi and his party is not very good are different in the states where they are in power they are far better at going in challenging the performance of an incumbent government so this is something which is going to have a bearing over the next two years in indian politics how does this reflect polarize
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ation of the electorate in india. belittled definitely going to cause some of these government to be more economic. populist in its programs he's going to look at various other schemes to move the poor he has to should somehow the broad elite image which this government has acquired in the last three and a half years he has to be seen the years been accused by mr long gone the of being our government which actually caters to people who wear only suits and boots which is the euclid mystic we are seeing that did mark wear the clothes of the ordinary people and will this lead to more stability or perceived stability in the country and send out the right message for the international community for potential investors. now i think internationally and this is a definite move to watch any reconnect mark mr moore the government and his party
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is definitely going to send signals to the investors that did need to watch the indian markets much more carefully because between now and the next parliament elections i do not seem somewhat being heavily broady form is going to be very conservative and populist in their economic programs are nil and john thank you very much for talking to us thank you so much. thousands of libyans have taken part in rallies across the country in support of renegade general khalifa haftar calling on him to take charge of the country after he claimed a un back to mandate expired on sunday but the u.n. man tains that mandate remains in effect until a new one is introduced libya's remain divided between the internationally recognized government in tripoli and a rival administration backed by in the east margaret over your messiah. the seventeenth of december has arrived and your brought with it the end of what is the so-called sure cure agreement therefore all institutions created by the
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significant void. these institutions have not obtained a full a just a must see since the first day they started working and as of today libyans feel that they have all lost patience and that the promised period of peace and stability has become a dream of. peace talks aimed at ending south sudan's civil war are due to get underway in the ethiopian capital addis ababa it's been four years since the fighting began which has forced more than a third of the population from their homes representatives of south sudan's president salva karen rebel leader. are expected to attend. the u.s. president is due to unveil his national security strategy in the coming hours he's expected to take aim at america's chip political rivals and identify important global challenges tom ecumenism all from washington d.c. thank you very much for the you know from the outset donald trump is focused on
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undoing or redirecting his predecessor's priorities on the world stage but his rhetoric hasn't yet been matched by measurable change generally he's followed the same policy and he may have wanted to radically change our policy toward russia but he's been unable to do that. in his national security message mandated by congress trump is expected to brand both russia and china as quote revisionist powers whom america must recognize as adversaries despite drums and willingness to say a bad word about vladimir putin i feel that having russia in a friendly posture as opposed to always fighting with them is an asset to the world he's grudgingly approved added sanctions against russia which obama launched to retaliate for the reported cyber intrusions into the american electoral process since taking office trump has softened his campaign language about china which he
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did cues to economically abusing the u.s. we can't continue to allow china to rape our country. the president has escalated his verbal bluster and shows of military muscle in response to north korea's mounting nuclear threats. but a clear course of action has been muddied by friction between the white house and secretary of state rex tillerson a few days after he suggested talking to the pyongyang government quote without preconditions tillerson fell back in line with the administration's tougher tone our communication channels remain open north korea knows they're open. they know where the door is they know where to walk through that door when they want to talk . after claiming much of the credit for ousting arsenal from its strongholds white house national security advisor ajor mcmaster promised the us would prevent a fractured iraq from turning into an iranian client state we are committed to want
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to work together with courage leadership iraqi leadership mediate as best we can and to also limit the destabilizing influence of of others in the region but the administration has deferred action on its threat to abandon the iran nuclear deal at the risk of isolation from america's western partners to the agreement. yet trump has reversed course on one of obama's prime machinea security concerns climate change this despite the pentagon's judgment that over time global warming will destabilize more governments and societies with unforeseen consequences tom ackerman al-jazeera washington the us president on tom says he has no plans to fire special counsel robert mueller despised his administration's recent attacks on the credibility of the investigation into suspected russian meddling in last year's election a lawyer in trump's white house transition team earlier accused nearly as team of unlawfully attending thousands of e-mails related to the investigation spokesman
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formula said the emails were obtained with the account owners consent or through the appropriate criminal process spain's prime minister mariano rajoy is campaigned in catalonia before a crucial vote on thursday which could determine the next stage of a session crisis his party stands little chance of winning but recoil hopes that the coalition of unionist parties could stop catalonia from breaking away from spain called panel reports from selo. with an awkward smile the spanish prime minister enters the political battleground mariano rajoy he was here to rouse loyalists from his people's party in the fight against the catalan separatist movement going to feel as part of the thank you for defending spain thank you for defending the constitution thank you for defending the law according to opinion polls roy's party has no chance of winning thursday snap the general election. the challenge is to form
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a majority bought with other anti secession parties and stop catalonia breaking away there's also a high possibility separatist parties could score a majority. there wouldn't be any problem if the independent parties fulfill the law and the constitution after the spanish government ruled catalonia is october referendum illegal or thora he's arrested keys secessionist leaders on charges of rebellion and dissolve the catalan parliament officials were carefully orchestrating a message allowing journalists only to record the arrival and departure at this point now event organizers are asking journalists and their cameras to leave the event from now on the speech will only be broadcast by official government cameras and official r.t.t. owners. party supporters like what they heard. we must win to get rid of these radicals from catalonia we're fed up with these
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people we can't live with. across the road a small group of protesters calling for the release of their jailed separatist leaders they describe as political prisoners. a night before in barcelona other activists rallied for the same demand. in the festive season is we have always protesting peacefully but they cheat us right up starts in terror that's why these leaders have been jailed. the issue of cattle and independents plunged spain into its worst political crisis since the end of dictatorship more than forty years ago whatever the outcome there seems little chance those days election will help heal those deep political divisions. spain egypt has ordered the al-jazeera journalist mahmoud is saying to remain in prison for another forty five days he was arrested in egypt almost
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a year ago while visiting family it is now the tenth time his detention has been renewed and zero continues to demand his release he's accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al jazeera strongly deny mahmood has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail more than two point five billion people worldwide don't have a bank account that means they have no access to services like loans and insurance a small startup in senegal is hoping to change that by combining age old saving practices with new technology reports from the uk oh. they get together every month harder and money in hand for two runs a fruit stall sells chicken it's closed. they're all working women and yet none of them have a bank account and banks one gavin ts people work off our trade they make it difficult for women we don't have millions just a five hundred thousand there are ten thousand central african francs max financial
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institutions see the poor as unreliable prone to debt and unlikely to pay back loans for traditional banks to go on low income earning customers is costly and not worth the risk two point five billion people across the world have no bank account in africa more than a half of the continent's population are financially excluded this is especially the case in the francophone region where eighty five percent of the population have no access to banks. the economy is booming people continue to trade and save but without bank accounts they put their monthly savings into a communal pot. each month one of them gets to take home the sum total of this cycle continues until everybody has had to turn to get the one thousand dollars saved together they call this eighteen it's a widespread saving practice used across the continent for centuries. tontines gives me time to think and plan ahead if i kept the money in my pocket i would have
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spent it without thinking and never saved this much this nigerian entrepreneur believes providing services to poor women saving as a group is not a risk but a safe bet you do tontines with your friends your family your mom sister brother so there's a really really low we're to ration for you. for you to default or not right and that's why twenty one because every developing country does it a form of default rates of one to propose. and so bernie and his sister created an online platform it brings don't teens and financial institutions together providing services traditional banks refuse to offer to poor women depending on their repayment rate each gets a score like a credit rating the higher the score the more services they are offered i'm going to say i mean if there's an emergency someone dies we don't feel the cost and you more we have insurance we have health care things we never thought we could get
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after your model has just five hundred customers it's still not profitable getting banks to invest in african startups is difficult to but with so many without a bank account and getting don't teens bernie believes there's an untapped potential in the region. for these women don't teens are time to come together save share their body and celebrate things you just can't do easily in a bed. nicholas hawk al-jazeera had a car. also ahead. fail to football match at the moment.
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school is just for jane thank you so much one of the biggest prizes in cricket has returned to australia they secured the ashes against england with a victory in the third test and perth and were given some hope on the final day after water leaked through covers on the pitch it caused a three hour delay to the start of play when australia returned to claim england's last six wickets and win the match the margin was an innings and forty one runs as the aussies took an unassailable three no lead in the best of five series the fourth test begins in melbourne on boxing day carolina panthers owner jerry richardson says he will sell the n.f.l. team the move comes just hours after the league announced it was taking over an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct by the owner eighty one year old post in the statement on the panthers website saying it was time to turn the
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franchise over to new ownership the team had started an internal investigation into the allegations but would not comment on the nature of them richardson has been owner of the team since it began playing in the n.f.l. in one thousand nine hundred five meanwhile the new england patriots clinched their a.f.c. east division for a record nine straight year in the n.f.l. on sunday tom brady threw for the winning touchdown with fifty six seconds remaining as they beat the pittsburgh steelers twenty seven to twenty four it's the fifty third time tom brady has led the patriots to victory from a fourth quarter deficit or a tie. cleveland cavaliers basketball star le bron james is making headlines again and this time it's not for his performance on the court but rather his choice of clothing this is what le bron was wearing on his feet while playing the wizards in washington one white she won one black shoe with the word equality on the backs of them james has been a frequent and outspoken critic of u.s. president donald trump over in brooklyn the visiting indiana pacers beat the nats
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victor only deep old lead for the pacers with twenty six points for the sake of the twenty six game with the least twenty point six season and the ana winds of tying seven games. manchester united beat west brom in the english premier league to keep their faint title hopes alive romelu lukaku scored his fifteenth goal of the season in the twenty seventh minute and just he lingered sealed a two one win manager josie marino says his team will continue fighting for the title every minute you are a match which. we try to win because if you do that question two was and then you do the same question. to the feed into the six. babies if you probably they will. so united close the gap on the leader is a man city two eleven points in sunday's other match liverpool smashed bournemouth
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by four goals to nil and that moved them up to four barcelona have increased their lead at the top of the spanish league table they hammer depth. four nil on sunday linnell massey tried to get in on the action but missed a penalty but garcia didn't need him luis suarez and pauline yobo scored twice to seal the win barsa will face around madrid in an el classico match next saturday. but. i know everybody is looking at the points we have in real madrid but athletico is just six points behind whatever happens next saturday there will still be a lot to be decided at least we are in a good moment and i hope it will be a good match here's a look at the top of the table barcelona extend their really six points over athletico madrid defending champions realm of dread weren't legal action over the weekend after their club world cup victory there are eleven points adrift in fourth place with a game in hand algerian football fans have stage
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a protest against the decision of u.s. president donald trump to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel fans of the end team held up a banner that translated to kill king solomon saudi arabia and trump are two sides of the same point saudi ambassador to algeria is to officially protest the poster. there are two new world champions in squash and they're both from egypt for the first time two siblings contest in the men's final at the world championships the world number two mohamed el sure god got the better younger or marwan hands five king kong. gets his first top tight. it's a both of those i waited for require. so much again as my brother to live a moment like that to share these moments both of us to go there is such a special feeling. it's moments like these you know we're going to member for the
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rest of our life the women's final was a pretty similar story to egyptians to rename the was also world number two and she also secured her first ever world championship by beating a top ranked nor l should be any. and berra has won two golf majors but on sunday he clinched a fairly special trophy the argentinian paired with twenty six year old junior to win the father son challenge in orlando the pair were making their debut at this annual event for former major or players championship winners and their descendants the victory margin was prescribed. it's just fifty days until the winter olympics and kyung chang but it's an event that leaves a lot of countries out in the cold war crime mix makes it hard to foster snow and ice athletes but lebannon has been trying to build a national ice hockey team in canada daniel lack reports from montreal.
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getting ready to hit the ice team lebanon's players are all from canada where hockey is a national passion more than a sport. this is a team that plays and practices to win the coaches studied the game closely and teaches them complex plays combining the speed and strength that hockey is known for just being behind the bench of team obama already it's. it's a dream come true. every day i have to pinch myself and say this is what i'm doing these t.v. . tonight they face the philippines flyers another team of canadians with roots in a warmer climate most of the crowd supports lebanon and that's a good thing as play goes on lebanon scores again and again it's a proud moment for people who remember a country's troubled history. political differences religious differences.
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put everything at the door and we just focus on playing hockey we just want to carry things out and progress as a unit the team has won all the games it's played in canada so far but at an international tournaments in abu dhabi last month lebanon lost tough matches to germany and bella reuss among others that's one reason they're looking to canadian born players on u.s. university teams like carlisle mere who heads muscle and speed to an already fleet footed attack he's delighted to take some time to play for his ancestral land it's a pride for me but i think when i see my that is reaction of me playing for his country that's the best gift i can give my. lebanon's been completely dominant in this match but this is a young team that knows where it needs to improve as it carries the hopes and dreams of a community and the country on its shoulders daniel acknowledges era montreal. and
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finally well finished with a bit of a football fail from belgium sporting shower and dank were in first division action on friday when the stadium was suddenly plunged into darkness the fans kept singing despite only having advertising boards for lighting it was just twelve seconds before someone found the right switch to turn them back on that or the general haters kicked back. and that's all your support for now is now i can blame it on something conti thanks for that michel is next the next minute it's.
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was finisher. the new poll ranks mexico city as the pool first in the world for sexual violence many women are attacked while moving in the crowded spaces of the metro buses and even at the hands of taxi drivers the conversation starts with do you have a boyfriend you're very pretty young you feel unsafe threatened you think about how to react what do i do if this gets way no money on the uses
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a new service it's called loyal droid it's for women cus it just only drawn by women drivers pull for some extra features like a panic button and twenty force of among the training of dr as the war on terror begins with but it does not in there no terrorist state poses a greater or more immediate threat than the regime of saddam hussein this is a regime that has something to hide they had prepared a significant propaganda for and guess what not one w m d shite was found in iraq since one thousand nine hundred ninety one iraq a deadly deception at this time on al jazeera. they. did celebrations as india's ruling be.

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