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hoping to cross into the us a president donald trump has signed an order that would deny asylum to anyone entering the country illegally and north and south korean ships have withdrawn from eleven guard posts on the edges of the demilitarized zone which divides the steps were agreed jewing the into korean talks last month to also talking about demolishing post eventually along the d.m.z. almost two hundred in total all right still ahead on al-jazeera more than two hundred people killed by the ebola virus in the democratic republic of congo it is the country's worst outbreak ever. and i was reading it in china this is no big surprise is it you wouldn't think much
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of be coming out of the sky from what you see by satellite because the cloud tops are not particularly want the more of a graze it doesn't look like heavy rain but something may well develop in the next twenty four hours we're talking about monday daylight hours i think hong kong will stay dry and so probably will shanghai in the last tries to fade away come tuesday there is this breeze coming down the coast of vietnam in the bottom left hand side of china that's bringing fairly frequent showers and the northeast monsoon sets in nicely you'd think cross india now but look what's happening in the bay of bengal that spinning out to be a tropical storm of some sort of a tropical cyclone in its nature and it spins by the look of it slowly west was towards china in the next day or so now the rain doesn't get there immediately so we're just looking at a full cost beyond tuesday but it's interesting to note see could be a pretty wet event. some significant show has been following around the middle east some in the arabian peninsula the forecast for sunday on monday takes a line from riyadh through bahrain and almost done it's done for the next year for
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potential for thunderstorms it drifts further north and east and saudi might go back into kuwait we've had some pretty big downpours in kuwait and jordan in the last few days. stories generate thousands of headlines with different angles from different perspectives cara families fact help me highly dangerous one of the major issues before voters is the institution president trump cannot stop talking about. separate from the fact the misinformation from the journalism prize of the a.b.c. is reporting free to leave the listening post on al-jazeera.
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and again you're watching edge there are mind of our top stories this hour french president emmanuel mccraw led tributes to the millions of servicemen and civilians who died in world war one leaders from more than seventy countries are in paris for the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the conflict twenty million people lost their lives france was the epicenter of that war. at least sixty one people have been killed and more fighting in the yemeni port city of data it's between the forces backed by the saudi and the rotty coalition and hooty rebels a group say the humanitarian crisis is getting worse as many caught in the conflict lack basic access to medical care. bangladesh's main opposition coalition says it will challenge the general election that set for december twenty third the ruling
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party said he would not agree to demands about the vote the leading party in the coalition the buying back bangladesh nationalist says it will take part. medical specialists are warning the ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo could spread into neighboring countries it is the worst outbreak in the country's history with three hundred nineteen confirmed and probable cases and the death toll more than two hundred people now the stasi attorney has more. this is the tenth ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo but this one is also the west and the world's first in a conflict zone. since twenty fourteen about two thousand people have been killed in northeast india thirty in fighting between armed groups and now since august a record more than two hundred people that have died from the. you know.
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the democrat north kivu wanted to reprivatize has surpassed that of the first epidemic in the ursus history which occurred in one nine hundred seventy six in the buku in the province of a quarter you know of the health ministry says medical teams in the area are attacked on average three to four times a week an unprecedented level of violence compared with previous outbreaks to medical agents with the congolese army was shot dead three weeks ago. fifteen people were killed and a dozen children abducted in subsequent attacks around the town if any the world health organization says it's become the outbreak epicenter because of what it calls a toxic mix of violence and community mistrust the outbreak is not under control and it's been. so large a number of haitian in the town of dany and we are very concerned about another town. where you have a million people and cases from baby travel to the area.
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and we are now worried that transmission will occur in that this he says is a window of opportunity a vaccination program has already reached some twenty five thousand people that have only to see senator levin no neighboring uganda has become the first in the well to administer a vaccine without an active outbreak targeting frontline health workers near the border really trying to harvest the vaccine as many people as possible who have potential exposure to a bowl of ours because that. seems that since really seems to work the problem is it's challenging to access people because of you believe your area and it's hard to ensure that people who have had a possible exposure to recall or worse actually know that existed only for cd reasons and borders here are porous these roads like this one in south sudan lead across sovereign frontiers and as people travel they give it the ability to travel with them to become something difficult but good enough to know you don't have any
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. dates but you thought. that entity to be very challenging to people who comes through diplomas as the death toll mounts in the d.r. see neighboring countries ching plexi the study attain a al-jazeera. according to the white house a u.s. president donald trump and turkish leader richard tiber one had discussions on their response to the killing of journalists. at the meeting over dinner on saturday night follows revelations that turkey shared already a recording of last moments with its allies and leaders in saudi arabia sources say officials who listened to the taste were horrified by their contents and previously
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said the operation was ordered in riyadh at the highest highest levels the u.s. says the killing is an internal matter of presidents trump and mccraw also say saudi arabia needs to shed more light on what happened they warn the case cannot destabilize the middle east region. to get more now from a show yeah who is live at the saudi consulate in istanbul so the turkish president clearly trying to continue to the prime pressure on the saudis and on the u.s. over this investigation. yes has them i mean even though this crime took place as we said in the concert it's not a concert it's in turkey this issue is not simply one that turkey can deal with on its own not least because of the clouds that saudi arabia holds so over aside some countries of power and influence because of the billions of dollars it spends on
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purchasing military equipment from them and other interests there and therefore one of the things that the turks have always wanted to do from the beginning was to get some sort of international consensus in order so that it doesn't be seen as a turkish saudi problem but more of an international one obviously that's been helped by the fact that the crime that took place isn't simply one on turkish sovereigns you'll be at studies primarily the first thing that's was attacked but also on the international chords and regulations and laws that. stipulates how dealings between these countries take place so with this latest meeting it is as you mentioned the last attempt with the latest rather attempt by the turkish president to try and gets that international consensus however you can be sure that it's arcs will stop in their pressure games whether it's through the leaks that they have or whether it's three different statements being made by the political establishment here until they feel that they have. strongly encouraged western
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countries to take a strong stance and that's been reflected from the beginning when we've suddenly when we there was a bit of silence from western governments then there was small condemnation then there was calls to find out what's happened and now we're seeing maybe more forceful language coming for example from germany and france that have said not only do the perpetrators of this murder have to be tried but also this should be a trigger to maybe bring an end to the war in yemen and on that note in the past couple of hours actually there was a small but now the protest outside the consulate here in istanbul by mainly supporters of the who with ease however there have been capitalizing on this case in order to shed light for the need bring to. an end to the war in yemen so as you mentioned those that meeting between are two on and trump the latest one but probably won't be the last between that sarkozy president and won't leave this is they try and wrap up what has been now a case that's gone on for more than five or almost six weeks all right jim thank you jim attaché live for us in istanbul.
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all right now the u.s. state of florida is again at the center of an election battle a recount has been ordered in the races for governor and u.s. senate republican candidates have a slight lead in both votes in the first count also the results are still unconfirmed in georgia and arizona five days after the midterm elections let's go now to washington elizondo is monitoring all this for us so first of all a gamer what's the latest we're hearing florida there will be a recount in florida just like there was eighteen years ago in the two thousand presidential election between george w. bush and al gore that famous recount in florida eighteen years ago that ultimately bush won and threw the presidential election to him and he won the presidency now
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another recount in florida this one for senator and governor there is a lot at stake with those two key positions in the state of florida hanging in the balance. the midterm elections are over but not in florida the race for governor and senate are still undecided too close to call so winners have not yet been announced in the senate race republican rick scott got fifty percent of the votes bill nelson the democratic incumbent forty nine point nine percent only fourteen thousand votes separate the two candidates out of over eight million cast in the state now both republicans and democrats are accusing each other of wrongdoing and it's gotten ugly i will not sit idly by while unethical liberals try to steal this election from the great people florida but the governor's race in florida is also headed for a recount with republican congressman ron decentest at forty nine point six percent
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of the vote compared to andrew guillen's forty nine point one about a thirty six thousand vote difference we don't just get the opportunity to stop accounting votes because we don't like the direction in which the vote tally is heading that is not democratic and that certainly is not the american way and america we count every vote regardless of what the outcome may be broward county is florida's second biggest county home to nearly two million people many provisional ballots were counted late and dozens of rejected ballots mistakenly mixed with knowledge ones for u.s. president donald trump it's a personal he campaigned hard for the republicans in florida had them both holding razor thin leads trump insinuated without evidence the democrats are trying to stuff the ballot boxes and all of a sudden they're finding votes you mean after the election they're finding votes nelson rejected trump's claim votes are not being file and they're being counted
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the confusion has stirred outrage with protesters on both sides gathered outside the offices election officials are meeting to sort through the ballots. this isn't the first time florida has been at the center of an election controversy who can forget the florida recount between george w. bush and al gore in two thousand presidential race bush ultimately won florida by less than six hundred votes giving him the electoral college victory thus the presidency so yeah i guess what about lisa other races nationwide we mentioned georgia an hour zone in there yeah let's do arizona first unlike florida in arizona the democratic candidate holds a razor thin lead there without twenty eight thousand of vote lead over the republican challenger for that senate spot in the state of arizona and also unlike florida arizona they're not doing a recount at least not yet they're just still counting all of the absentee ballots
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these are people that live in arizona but may be traveling on election day so they requested a mail in ballot and a lot of those ballots are still coming in so they've got to count all of those from all of the different counties but that one is still contested they're still counting all of that arizona's key because if the democrat was to hold on and again she only has a twenty eight thousand point vote lead at this point it be the first time since one thousand nine hundred eighty eight that it democrat. is elected senate from the state of arizona going to georgia that's a governor's race over there very proud high profile governor's race there the republican brian kemp is already declared victory but the challenger the democrat stacey adams has said hold on hold on there's still a lot of outstanding votes that need to come in and in this it's very complicated because there's still about sixty thousand. ballots that they still have to count and stacy adams was down just needs about twenty thousand to take it to
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a runoff so that had race hasn't been declared called yet either all right gabriel amazon to life for us in washington. a firefighters in california say they're up against some of the toughest conditions they faced as wildfires continue across the state the death toll is now twenty five hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes rob reynolds has more from from malibu. at least two hundred thousand people in southern california have been evacuated as the wildfire there has doubled in size our farm part of. its sweeny. park. they say they've never seen him on. two thousand firefighters are battling the blaze many homes have been burnt to the ground in northern california a separate huge wildfire killed a number of people as they tried to flee the town of paradise the town itself was
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virtually incinerated dozens of people are missing in that area and authorities fear the death toll may rise we've gone to lots of you know wild land fires over the years and this is one of the worst we have seen personally so. it's pretty horrific. the fires broke out on thursday and fanned by high winds quickly raged out of control towering clouds of smoke were visible from outer space. on a trip to france president donald trump tweeted as california burned blaming the state's liberal democratic government for poor forestry management he threatened to cut off federal funds for overseeing california wild lands california democratic congressman ted lew responded mr president what's wrong with you disaster victims
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deserve help and sympathy the winds are calm here at the moment but that's not going to last the weather forecast is for high winds picking up in the coming days so unless the weather conditions improve california's wildfires may take a long time to die rob reynolds al-jazeera malibu california and back to our main story some scenes and sounds now from paris marking the world war one. the eleventh of november one thousand nine hundred at eleven o'clock in the morning one hundred years ago today in paris and all over france the church bells were ringing it was the armistice that ended the four long years of deadly calm. let us remember let us not forget because the memory of these sacrifices makes the
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swarthy those who fought and died so that we can be free. let us not give up the ideals the principles and the patriotism of those who thought. this is as good as get a round up of the top stories french president emmanuel mccrone led tributes to the millions of servicemen and civilians who died in world war one latest from more than seventy countries are in paris for the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the conflict around twenty million people lost their lives france was the epicenter of that war so it's to cut the good book to the citizens aristocracies simple people all colors fighting next to each other with hero ism during those four years europe nearly killed itself there in a merciless struggle and confrontation which drew in all who fought in it no matter
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what their nationality was the white house says president donald trump and turkish lead a wretched one held discussions on the killing of journalist. they met on the sidelines of the world war one commemorations in paris one says turkey has shared ordeal recordings of last moments with several world leaders. at least sixty one people have been killed in more fighting in the yemeni port city of the day that between forces backed by the saudi and the rotty coalition and hooty rebels aid groups say the humanitarian crisis is getting worse as many caught in the conflict lack of basic medical care and forces are trying to close in on hooty held areas in the east the hoody information minute minister defected seeking refuge in riyadh north and south korean troops have withdrawn from eleven guard posts on the edges of the demilitarized zone which divides them the steps were agreed on into korean
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talks last month the two are talking about demolishing all of guard posts eventually along the d.m.z. almost two hundred in total. twenty five people have now been killed for wildfires in the u.s. state of california two hundred thousand have been forced to leave their homes those are the headlines still listening post does next. it is murder when you throw a fire bomb into someone's home and need heat. rash you know. not insignificant in the numbers that insignificant ideologically that is significant even as a crime gang. very significant by dictating the government and the fact that policy shalt not kill the radicalized series on al-jazeera. iran is bracing for what figures to be a major blow to it's already got to go because of. us
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it's a punitive measures on the financial sector. and i can also see you know talking about it here right now i am today from. a low i'm richard gilbert and you're listening post here are some of the media stories we're covering this week the u.s. iran and sanctions round two gets its start on twitter where does the story go from here president trump gets into an argument with a c.n.n. correspondent you are a rude terrible person in the white house declares the journalist persona non-grata israel and palestinian memories the archives it keeps under lock and key and egypt president sisi gets on his bike cue the cult of personality on the airwaves we begin with the sanctions story they're reimposition by washington on iran and the optics and messaging around it president trump dropped the word on twitter with a game of thrones inspired tagline sanctions are coming november fifth the
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retaliatory tweet from tehran was no less confrontational back in two thousand and fifteen when former president barack obama signed the multilateral deal designed to monitor and limit iran's nuclear program few would have predicted that is successor would not only pull out of the agreement but reimpose sanction. tehran has put on a brave face trying to convince iranians it can weather this storm and making its case moral and political to a global audience the trumpet ministration says it wants to force iran back to the bargaining table but given the severity of the sanctions the list of conditions from the u.s. and the tone of the trompe and rhetoric the question becomes is the white house really looking to create a dialogue or a confrontation our starting point this week is washington d.c. . the president to win the game but again. just before
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midnight last night trump tweeted starting with a misconception donald trump is not the first american president to conduct foreign policy with iran on twitter the obama administration did plenty of them in the go shooting the nuclear agreement of two thousand and fifteen which trump has dispensed with what is different now in tweets that resemble something out of the game of thrones television show a medieval fantasy is the language used the term but this shows first on the donald trump side is this cavalier approach towards sanctions we're talking about something that is going to impoverish a very large segment of the iranian population and the fact that this is a movie poster that i think also reflects in the eyes of some folks in this administration this is very much a game it's unfortunate because i think it leaves a lot of room for misinterpretation and a lot of room for
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a particular kind of bravado vs social media that can prove to be dangerous in the long term because they're not directly talking to one another but this unforeseen seems to be the reality i think there are probably other meant something along the governments which don't disapprove of their more than happy to see the u.s. government destroy its own public diplomacy. so great you guys are self harming right now we see we spent forty years telling our people the united states these guys are your enemies we failed. you i did the job for six months it's incredible thank you we cannot allow the world this second round of sanctions against iran did not come out of nowhere the trumpet ministration has been setting the stage making its case for a while now iran's leaders so chaos. death. and destruction and not just through the president on stages such as the u.s. directive is to starve the iranian regime of the revenue it uses to fund violence
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and stabilize activities secretary of state mike tom pale has done the same as has john bolton who was a prominent hawkish figure at the state department during the run up to the war in iraq and is now president trumps national security advisor the murderous regime and its supporters will face significant consequences there is nothing diplomatic in what the administration has been saying deriding the leadership in tehran constructing a narrative of iran as a malign actor preparing the ground for the withdrawal from the nuclear agreement and the new set of sanctions most americans don't know anything about iran they know about the hostage crisis maybe they know about death to america death to israel which are slogans that that are chanted regularly and so they are predisposed to believe that iran is a very bad country and of course iran doesn't abuse human rights it does support groups that have committed acts of terrorism it does oppose the existence of the
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israeli state as presently constituted so you know there's some justification for this but i question whether hyping iran's abuses is going to really get you into a better place i think it just makes it harder to reach compromises in the future iran has held that the position of the bad guy in. american media and american foreign policy for at least four decades are a fine twist in the nuclear standoff with iran but that is something that has persisted with democratic or republican administrations at the helm now the obama administration try to do something different by pushing this iran deal but with trump pulling out of the iran deal i just see us returning to that to that rhetoric which is completely american mainstream media establishment i think is willing to be a little bit more skeptical because of the experiences of the two thousand and three invasion of iraq that they're asking for things that are patently impossible to get
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so is there some other altera motive here but more than that the trumpet ministration has been attacking american media outlets for the past two years fake fake you have to leave that word and so i think that's also made and journalists and media outlets much more willing to be skeptical and to push back on some of its claims not at all but that you tell us that politico is that has ph how you feel the iranian media some of which can be fractious at times has coalesced behind the government there one newspaper abd a car called washington's attempt to reduce iran's economic presence wishful thinking another got reported on anti american demonstrations and said the only response to the sanctions is unity iran has banned twitter and instagram so they cannot be used domestically however the leadership takes to the platforms to get its message to the world in multiple languages if necessary the supreme leader ali common a did not respond to president trump's game of thrones tweet directly the
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response i will stand against you came on instagram from a senior army general general soleimani is no diplomat and the optics and implications of his role have been noted how many himself did his talking in front of students and to the television cameras. and aim did directory a truck well as well let the iran logic us that that he gets it they get it while you have the what. he wants message as being to be to say to the world where response or even though the other side has abrogated its commitments we're going to keep our word as long as we get the benefits promised to us by the nuclear deal and i think that goes down well with you wanting people there saying that ok for the first time in the long while we can tell the world we're not gross thing i mean states which is a vote regime not us supreme leader hummin a he said when he gave permission for the nuclear deal to be negotiated that it was
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a test you know if the united states would abide by its commitments then maybe we could talk about other things well the united states has not abided by its commitments it walked out unilaterally but it's a shame really because what the u.s. has done is sort of fed not only iranian paranoia but iranian propaganda. we must beginning to define what it is that we demand. some of the twelve conditions the trumpet ministration has attached to the lifting of sanctions such as iran ending its ballistic missile program and not just missiles built to carry nuclear payloads are clearly deal breakers they are hardly the basis for productive negotiations washington says its goal is not regime change or to hurt ordinary iranians it just wants the regime to change its behavior but the administration's talking points its stated attempts to get iran back to the negotiating table after
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abandoning a nuclear deal reached at that same table simply don't add up there are numerous false hoods that the trumpet mistress she is presenting in their narrative. one is that this will not hurt tea party nation that is as ridiculous and as a preposterous escape i think so. sanctions particularly such broad based sanctions always hurt the population first that's one alter the iranian regime's behavior that's our expectation that's the reason for president trump policy secondly the trumpington situation saying to doing this to change you as behavior and bring it back to you go she. reality is the iranians are after negotiating table the only party that is not that an evolution is a trump instruction they don't want and that when any administration for. twelve demands as a very good as what the u.s. has put on the table you really have no. you're not interested and then. they're
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telling them we're telling the world they have to comply. we've seen the outcome of this kind of rhetoric in the past and need up to the two thousand and three you invasion of iraq the perpetuation the kind of demonization of adversaries of the united states is very problematic i think media should now hold itself to higher standards. and be more accountable to itself. you know. we're looking at other media stories that are on our radar this week with one of our producers flo phillips flo donald trump's first press conference after the midterm elections went seriously off the rails that ended with the white house revoking the press pass a c.n.n. correspondent what happened there things escalated really quickly and that press conference from. it's not unusual for trying to be aggressive with reporters but
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that often he seemed particularly eric simple it's such a hostile media it's so said what when he made the news was the back and forth between trump and c.n.n.'s chief white house correspondent jim acosta bush was president and they are going to harsh are you worried i said no that's a that's a that's one of the you know that's what c.n.n. should be ashamed of itself having you working for them you are a rude terrible person you shouldn't be working for c.n.n. because he was pretty persistent when asking the president for a follow up question and eventually had the mike taken from him a few hours later white house press secretary sarah saunders announced a cost as hard pos that's the permit that allows an access to the white house had been revoked but this president is quite accustomed to difficult questioning how has the white house justified this. so that too is problematic saunders said decision was in response to a cost quote placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as
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a white house into now saunders included a video in her tweet showing the moment that a cost as might was being taken from the footage is zoomed in and looped a few times the implication that acosta acted improperly is misleading or to say the very least a stretch this coming from a white house occupied by a president who is in no position to school anyone on how to treat women you've also been looking into a story in thailand not the kind of thing we've ever reported on before the government and some of its critics on the war and are now slugging it out in a bar got this right a rap battle well that's what it looks like the first shot was a music video posted on you tube a few weeks ago by a group calling itself rap against dictatorship it's had nearly thirty million views and the criticisms were direct rappers are not known for mincing their words . but given the jail terms handed out to dozens of government critics since the military coup in twenty fourteen posting that kind of video in thailand is risky and what's the government's response been
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a little dab drop you could call it that initially there was some tough talk from police and thailand's computer crime unit which called the song defamatory but then the unit changed tack and down saying that no one should be prevented from expressing opinions and released its own rap thailand four point. zero zero. zero zero zero zero zero zero. zero zero but the online blowback has not been kind about one thousand likes to twenty thousand dislikes his one comment so lame the beats a so out of date don't make more songs like this i'm getting secondhand embarrassment. now time will hold elections and peppery the first since the military took the viral success of the first video tapped into some serious discontent social and political we'll see how much more of that surface is how much the government is prepared to take and how it all plays out on election day ok thanks for turning now to a story about memory how knowledge of the past is produced and kept hidden in
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a place where history and its narration is highly contested israel and palestine for years material that could reveal details about israel's treatment of palestinians has been sealed inside the country state and military archives under the pretext of security or privacy more the ninety eight percent of those documents are classified they're under lock and key it's a form of censorship that has been criticized not just by palestinians but by the former chief archivist of israel itself historians and journalists say the policy of censoring material in the archives exposes the deep insecurity israel has about its past with archivists acting as the gatekeepers of history for palestinians it's part of a wider trend of cultural a racial and historical denial that beginning before nine hundred forty eight has gone hand in hand with the regular theft and appropriation of not just their land but their story but its name post often now in the silencing of palestinian history
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in israel's archives. for palestinians displaced despair occupied in the past is a constant struggle which is by design because sealed in israel occupies the libraries a hidden palestinian story entire chapters of history that were looted from palestinian institutions and hunted. after the palestinian people were expelled from their homes israeli forces came in and quite methodically proceeded to seize all of the contents in their houses it was done in such a way that to this day we don't have a complete idea of what items were taken documents are scattered in so many places some in the israeli archives in jerusalem some at the national library many of these boxes haven't been catalogued to this day there is often no possibility for
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research or to have access to. all of the archives in israel are really very much founded on they re sure palestinians every single israeli attack on palestinians has usually targeted an archive this happened in one nine hundred forty eight and mass and also in one thousand to one israelis invaded lebanon and targeted institute of palestine studies one of the reasons that they're threatening is because they're really our record of palestinian life and palestine more broadly. there are important items like the personal papers of palestinian leaders and intellectuals like. library in jerusalem considered one of the most important palestinian private libraries then you have palestinian lawyers whose
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entire offices and files were seized. to this day if you go to the archives you'll find there's a palestinian lawyers category which i find strange palestinians lawyers these are very private documents the fact that they have been taken away is a sign of contempt for palestinian history it's an attempt to suggest palestinians have no history no documents no belongings what imo who does the home. israel of law things that anyone can access the state archives the most sensitive material can be censored for up to seventy years but in practice the state can and have restricted indefinitely anything it decides is damaging to its national security and israeli historian one othella has spent twenty years trawling the archives uncovering truths of previously unseen footage and photographs thieved as far back as the one nine hundred thirty.
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two thousand and seventeen she made a film about last palestinian history called looted and hidden. over the years felons found historical material that has been sealed but decorate. and israel's military archives she discovered films from the era of palestinian revolutionary thing emma and photos shot by one of the founders of palestinian photojournalism a fuss. sellar also uncovered aerial photos taken by the jewish militia the hagana of palestinian villages before they were destroyed and repopulated in one thousand nine hundred forty eight. the hagana decided to photograph all the palestinian villages from the air this material would later be used for the conquest and rule of these places and their people however when we look at the photos with the historic perspective we have today their meaning can flip so to
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speak and they can reveal the history of those who were conquered someone once asked me if i wasn't concerned that these materials might be closed off after i'd asked them to be opened and indeed the material has been reclassified when i went back to the archive a few years later i was told the photos do not exist in ok i mean. it's not just that material offensive hidden from the outside once inside the archive origin the rights were interpreted to fit a different narrative and never tell home again when i started working with material from the archive i saw photos with comments and notes written on them by the censors in archivists for example palestinians are described as terrorists as gangs seeing all of that taught me about how the materials go through a process of rewriting to aid or benefit design is narrative so the colonial operators that starts with the plunder and looting continues with colonial control
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and management other than your colonial of aim at that but if you let that the role the archives play in reshaping history is under the control of political masters israel's military archives is managed by the defense ministry its state archive by the prime minister's office. before stepping down this year israel's my theme archivist yack of law the vague criticize not only that lack of independence but also the state's tendency to sense the material under the guise of security victor klein to be interviewed for this piece but in a revealing report summing up his time as chief archivist he wrote the vast majority of material the thiele and will never be opened. according to the israeli n.g.o.s active out of the fourteen point eight million files held by israel's state and military archives less than two percent are accessible to the
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public that includes restricted material that could expose israelis to and comfortable truth about their history like war crimes perpetrated against palestinians. in then israel is terrified of the contents of its own archives and doesn't want its history to be exposed take one of the most important examples of censored material the cover costs a massacre in one nine hundred fifty six many scholars argue that israel used to cover costs and massacre to force those palestinians who had stayed on their land to flee i believe there were direct orders from the government for the massacre to take place so as long as the state keeps censoring these documents it means it's trying to hide the past to prevent it from being part of the present and the future men of other arms that were. who are the allowed to remember and who have made to forget is an expression of power. erasing the archival record denies palestinians
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the right to write their past and to connect it to their present but since israel does not have a monopoly over history. in the occupied west bank a major project is underway by the palestine museum to collect and digitize hundreds of thousands of items of historical significance in the face of. new in historical denial palestinians are finding other ways to preserve collective memory archival fever this attempt to really record and. these histories and stories has been from the very beginning part of the palestinian struggle for memory and to a certain extent for liberation there is no single authoritative palestinian archive that may be a blessing in disguise because the more voices and the more multiplicity we have i think all of those things are sources of richness not poverty and the host have
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a chase the if i don't think that palestinian history should be deprived of documents and evidence it is important to return the material to the owners so that it won't be me someone with privilege and access who writes the palestinians history but rather palestinian researchers themselves israeli society must learn to respect a knowledge and understand palestinian society and its history because without that there is no future for this case in a cage and a. and finally we haven't checked in on egypt for a while the state of the media space there and last week we got a reminder of the ending admiration that egyptian news anchors have for president abdel fattah el-sisi all he has to do is take a bike tour of sharm el sheikh ahead of the world use for a personal inspection of the preparations for that meeting essential a photo op and the talking heads on channels like l.t.c. t.v. dream t.v. and d.m.
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c. suffer a collective loss of breath and critical faculties will leave you now with a few sycophantic snippets from the cult of personality that for the most part is a gyptian television and we'll see you next time you're at the listening post. that i if this. will be. out of the for you to. hear. that and then you know. i think it. showed up in a place. yeah you're going to. talk about how. a lot of.
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lives because a lot of your question about going to what you see on the surface of the middle is no shell of the color you. in twenty twenty tokyo will host the paralympic games but the nation has a troubled history caring for people with disabilities when he examines japan's disability shame on al-jazeera. she's the head of four generations of family and the bearer of forty years of suffering fools a heart or a hinge a refugee in her ninety's has fled persecution in me and mark three separate times in her life first in one thousand nine hundred seventy then one nine hundred ninety one and finally in two thousand seventy. one the war they beat us they kidnapped as they detained does. ghoul and her family span almost
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a century in age bonded through blood and displacement they now all live in a single hut located in the world's largest refugee camp in many ways what's happened to this particular extended family really mirrors what's happened to so many other rohinton who face decades of repression and abuse there him to aren't just the world's largest group of stateless people they're also among the world's most persecuted minorities. this is al jazeera live from studio fourteen here at al-jazeera headquarters in
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doha and come all sundry maria welcome to the newsgroup one hundred years later and the call remains the same they shall grow not global commemorations have been held to the same tenor of the end of world war one and to remember the millions who died and will be live in paris. world leaders gathered for armistice day and wear the ideals of nationalism and patriotism and head to. the grid a modern day war in yemen and even though world powers have been calling for an end to hostilities the find think it is only increasing in the port city of the data sixty one people killed in battles between the sob iraqi coalition and the hutu rebels and the aftermath of the u.s. midterm elections recounts have been triggered in multiple states in both senate and governor races but once again it is florida in the spotlight we ask what is it about the sunshine state that produce devices again and again and this the national rifle association versus members of the medical community in the u.s.
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over the issue of gun violence i'm him homage to show you some hash tag aging is read. with the news grid live on air and streaming online through you tube facebook line of al-jazeera dot com it was the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month and it would become a pivotal moment in world history the timing much the armistice agreement that officially ended world war one and today one hundred years later leaders from seventy countries are gathered in france to commemorate the event this was the scene in paris a little bit earlier described as well a moving gesture of peace in the pouring rain these heads of state they arrived with the french president emmanuel run cronon coaches which had driven up the day from the presidential palace and then they got out and walked slowly together under those black umbrellas to the out the tree as fighter jets passed overhead there is a little now of what president micron had to say. the eleventh
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of november one thousand nine hundred at eleven o'clock in the morning one hundred years ago today in paris and all over france the church bells were ringing it was the armistice that ended the four long years of deadly calm. let us remember let us not forget because the memory of the sacrifices thinks of swarthy and those who fought and died so that we can be free and. let us not give up the ideals the principles and the patriotism of those who fought. announce here paris without diplomatic head it's a james baez it's interesting we hear at the end of that little montage there james the use of the word patriotism because president micron was not afraid to address
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this issue of as he called it patriotism versus nationalism. yes and also making the point that nationalism was not a good thing and that what the world needed to do was to cooperate i think it's very interesting right now that two different events are about to take place live one of them is called the paris peace forum that's taking place in the north of paris world leaders have gone there from the lunch the leaves a palace after the formal commemoration the idea of president macro was to get all the leaders there having remembered the horrors of war in the past to draw on do something get about it in the future and that was stressing international cooperation stressing the role of organizations like the united nations well most of the leaders are attending that president donald trump is having a separate live event a very worthy one he is going to look at the graves of u.s.
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servicemen who died in a place called surrender which is a suburb overlooking paris but he of course could have done that in any time he was here rather than skipping this piece for him and i think it underlines the very different view that president trump potentially has to many of these other leaders remember when they talk about multilateralism that doesn't really come all fit in with the america first vision of president trump worth telling you president trump is jewish cemetery very shortly the motorcade left about twenty minutes ago on his way to that commemorative event he has been on twitter he said that what happened in central paris earlier on was a beautiful ceremony some of question the some of these use of celebration in the past on this most using the word commemoration and he said he was going now to the cemetery to honor our great heroes so president trump as you've been tweeting
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throughout this trip drifting once again and. see him now arriving at saran military cemetery proceedings just getting underway now james so forgive me if i do interrupt you at some stage so we can go to that live but i did want to actually ask you about president trump we noticed this morning he wasn't one of the people world leaders walking up the show that he's a need that was president putin i think they both made their way there are individually and they've been speaking having a little catch up today as well. yes first on that and the fact that they were not walking through the rain up the seans elisa with the other leaders and those two world leaders and also prime minister netanyahu i'm sure the reason for that is security and i'm sure the secret service will point out that a protester actually stopped trying to get to president trump's motorcade and that bears out their reason not to have the u.s. leader the most powerful man in the world walking but when you remember that
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president trump twenty four hours ago called off a trip to a cemetery to honor fallen marines because of the rain and now you see that picture of world leaders walking in the rain i think that could have a political effect back home in the united states an important meeting has just taken place we believe at the end of that lunch between the u.s. president and the russian president we're not getting a lot of details none coming from the white house some coming from russian news agency is saying that one of the key issues discussed was the i.m.f. treaty that's a treaty dating back to nine hundred eighty seven to deal with intermediate range missiles that was actually signed by president ronald reagan and mikhail gorbachev for the soviet union and that is a treaty that the u.s. has long said russia is breaching and the u.s. has now said it's pulling out of well the word from russian news reports is president putin is not happy with that and he's urging this not be discussed at the
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leader level at this stage but they go back to the expert level and have further negotiations on this technical subject but clearly a very important subject in terms of arms control we'll leave you there for now come back a little bit later maybe after we've heard from president james days in paris not far away in the suburbs that has no is president trump right now formalities going on right now you saw american and french flags go past early as soon as donald trump does actually speak we'll bring that to you live. paris locations in france actually just one of many locations one hundred years on since the final day of world war one we'll take you around the world now starting in new zealand where thousands gathered for a national service in the capital willing to nearly ten percent of new zealand's population of one million back in one thousand actually served in that war eighteen thousand of them what kills here is australia the country remembering its soldiers who died on the battlefield with events across major
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cities the war costly for a straight yes sixty thousand people lost their lives there out of the three hundred thousand who served troops from australia and new zealand were known collectively as the end sacks british officials paid troop ship preached to the tribune i'm sorry to the seventy thousand indians who were killed in the war with the service in new delhi india comprise one of the biggest contingents of men among commonwealth forces one point five million of them fighting alongside the allied powers and of course in the u.k. millions of people fell silent at eleven o'clock to mark the hour around eight hundred and eighty six thousand british troops and one hundred thousand civilians were killed in the war on insta tourism and the world found the ribbon with the wreath laying ceremony at the senate off in london.
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remember in world war one their extended well beyond ceremonies and speeches of course when it has been to eastern france to see how the memories and actually the lessons of war are being used today in the done with hundreds of thousands were killed and one of the war's bloodiest battles. it was the most intense artillery barrage the world had ever witnessed after three hundred days of great wars and longest battle three hundred thousand soldiers both french and german had sacrificed their lives in the trenches around that down when the guns fell silent the front line was back where it started there were dharma moral museum is still teaching the futility of war to each new generation the displays are graphic and sobering but as world leaders gather in paris to mark the hundredth anniversary of the great war's end has anything really changed. and all here we have today an economic and political environment that is not very different from
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a century ago that's why our mission is so important we must convey this memory to the young generation that pull all this group of german schoolchildren visiting the memorial are exposed every day to equally horrific images of conflict broadcast on television news from syria and yemen but they were still moved by the suffering here no one suggests that. this was the phone really devastating for the soldiers to find paul many months in the middle of these woods the village of flurry one stood simple stone markers show the location of it shops and houses. jump yeah he is the mayor of the village that no longer exists in the middle of the front line exchanged hands seventeen times between the french and german forces. the more the community i am a custodian of memory and is true it was a young generation zimmer's know was that in display there was
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a village with peaceful working people running through the destructive fully afford these villages were completely destroyed my will is to show you all the lies that was here and to say be careful never ganna why more. these days it's hard to imagine the sheer scale of the terror that was unleashed on the hills above. but the last entry in a war diary by a french soldier gives you some impression he wrote that crazy to do what they're doing now what a bloodbath what horrible sights what a slaughter hell cannot be as hideous as this people are insane it was here president francois mitterrand chancellor helmut kohl held hands in a historic act of reconciliation and friendship between france and germany the tide of warfare may have moved to different shores but is still shows no sign of turning .


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