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tv   NEWSHOUR  Al Jazeera  November 25, 2018 12:00am-1:01am +03

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auckland not a cool day for you but we do expect to see twenty one degrees there down towards christchurch fourteen and really staying the same as we go through the beginning of the week and then very quickly up here towards japan we are looking at much better conditions across japan where tokyo see a temperature of about fifty degrees for you. this is. eleanor and taylor this is the news hour live from london coming up pressure mounts on donald trump over the murder of jamal khashoggi as democrats and republicans combined to demand answers over his handling of the case. anger on the streets of
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paris as protests over a proposed fuel tax rise turned violent. taiwan's president resigns as leader of her ruling party after suffers major defeats in local elections seen as a test of its pro independent stance. in doha with all your sports a couple of it's a lot it's final was delayed by an hour of the players were taken to hospital after the team bus was attacked by the river plate for. murder seems to have brought us republicans and democrats together senators are due to get a briefing on saudi arabia next week which could determine whether congress goes forward with sanctions against its longtime ally key figures in both parties are
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demanding answers from donald trump's administration and questioning the president's reluctance to act on the saudi journalists killing adam schiff the democrat tipped to leave the house intelligence committee says donald trump's response will be part of a probe into his possible financial ties with the kingdom he's promising a quote deep dive into washington's relationship with riyadh pretty high def the war in yemen and the stability of the saudi royal family. on the republican side key senators including foreign relations committee chairman bob corker demanding answers from the administration. and jordan is live from washington d.c. so wasn't both democrats republicans have been complaining about handling of the case but what are they doing about it well certainly there have been some discussions and some efforts introduced legislation to try to hold the saudi government accountable particularly in its conduct of the war in yemen but using
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the murder really as the impetus to try to push this legislation through now come reports suggesting that the full senate for one will be getting a briefing from the u.s. secretary of state mike pale and the defense secretary jim mattis some point in the coming week to discuss basically what does the administration know about the war in yemen about the murder of jamal khashoggi about other issues that have raised concerns among u.s. senators and for that point members of the house of representatives of as well but given that this is something that both democrats and republicans want to do this could be a very very pivotal moment in terms of trying to was see whether the white house is going to be able to stand fast and say that it does not accept the cia's
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conclusion that it was at the behest of the crown prince mohammed bin solomon that jamal khashoggi was murdered back on october second and shows his daughters have been talking to us media to defend their father what wife it felt the need to do that. well let's consider this it's been going on now for more than six weeks his murder and the political and diplomatic fallout from because she's death and there have been some efforts by pros saudi partisans to try to was denigrate the the reputation of jamal questioning his political alliances his religious alliances his objectivity as a journalist and it is worth pointing out that his daughters wrote an op ed column for the washington post where jamal khashoggi had himself been a columnist they talked about him not as
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a journalist per se but as their father and they said that they were basically trying to what put out there in the public record that their father was someone who believed in his work as a journalist but who also believed in trying to raise his children in a way that would make them proud of him proud of themselves and willing to stand up and to speak out for in against injustice and so you could consider this given that this is the newspaper where he had a toehold in the u.s. press it's part of the counter campaign as it were to preserve his reputation because not to be crass about it but it's rather difficult for dead people to defend themselves it's up to their loved ones to stand up for them particularly at a moment like this when there are such great political sensitivities at work president jordan thank you very much. well more details continue to emerge about
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the murder. two months after his death and the most recent comes from turkish investigators analyzing the phone calls and movements of the suspects and they said the operation to kill him was planned twelve days in advance in the recordings a third voice is heard which security sources say might be that of the saudi crown prince tony betty takes a look at to the varying accounts of what exactly happened to the journalist on october second. it was meant to be a new beginning for jamal khashoggi a new wife a new home and a new country but turkey was where he died and exiled journalists who dared to question and authoritarian leader his death in the saudi consulate in istanbul could so easily have been missed or even forgotten had it not been for the secret audio recordings from the scene no one really knows exactly how these recordings came about either the turkish security services bugged the consulate or a consular official with a conscience recorded them in the end it doesn't really matter what matters is that
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they expose the lies and deception surrounding this murder at first the denials are strong on october third the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman denied all knowledge of the killings saying mr casady disappeared after he left the consulate building an october the eighth his brother khaled bin salman the saudi ambassador to the u.s. repeated the claim but on october the twelfth according to cia sources reported saudi crown prince asked jerrod krishna president tom son in law why the outrage is because saudi was a dangerous islamist this anger the turkish authorities and that is when the audio recordings started to be leaked. on october thirteenth eleven days after mr casady was killed the turkish newspaper subba published details of the killing it said they came from a recording from his i watch that was sync to his i phone held by his turkish fiance outside the consulate the i watched part is perhaps not correct but the newspaper said the recording was of the journalist being tortured and then murdered
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this is when the picture and the response started to change with such grim and irrefutable evidence it was difficult for this out and out culture of denial to continue and if you're a suspicious or cynical nature and this is when you could believe that and agree now it it was beginning to take shape and an element of collusion was starting not just in saudi arabia on october the fifteenth president donald trump introduces the element of rogue killers maybe being responsible he repeated maybe two days later mike comp a of the u.s. secretary of state was dispatched to riyadh where he stressed the strong alliance between the two countries and said we face our challenges together the past the day and tomorrow those challenges then got harder on october the seventeenth the turkish daily yeni shafiq printed more details about the killing revealing the concerns of the saudi consulate general in istanbul he asked the hit team to do it somewhere else the paper reports that he was told to shut up if he wanted to live
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back in saudi saudi arabia as noted began to change at this point on october the nineteenth the saudi attorney general said the journalist was killed during a fight on october the twenty first the saudi foreign minister adel al job there follows president trump's line and says mr khashoggi was killed by rogue elements and insisted the crown prince had nothing to do with it it's interesting to see who these rogue elements are according to the information available they include some of the most trusted members of mohamed bin salman's personal security team and a forensic expert and they acted under the orders of the deputy head of saudi intelligence in a country where the crown prince exercises unbridled such. per hour it's unbelievable to sound that such a mission could have been undertaken without his knowledge on october the twenty second the saudis introduced a new version saying that it was an accident that mr kosofsky raised his voice the team panicked moved to restrain him and then had him in a choke hold in which he died on the same day this was dispelled by more audio
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revelations in the newspaper which revealed new recordings that mr cumshaw ji was either strangled with a belt or is fixated with a plastic bag after cia director gina hospital listened to the recordings in a visit to turkey saudi arabia changed its story once again on october the twenty fifth after more than three weeks of denials and implausible explanations the saudi attorney general finally admitted the murder it was premeditated he later and now to the death penalty for five of the team but with no further details and stressed that the crown prince was not implicated. on november the sixteenth the cia leak their findings with one official saying it was blindingly obvious who was responsible three days later more audio details released by her newspaper revealing just before the murder exactly how the hit team was going to commit the killing and who would do what the paper said the recordings also detailed nineteen phone calls that were made to riyadh after the killing including one in which the caller said
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tell the boss the deed is done on the same day habit turk online newspaper reveals more from the consulate audio recordings with mystic ashaji being grabbed to soon as he walked in and being called a traitor and the man who posed as his double to give the impression the journalist left the consulate saying it is spooky wearing the clothes of a man we killed twenty minutes ago when president trump declared his support for the saudi crown prince he said there was no direct proof against mohammed bin salmen on november the twenty second harriet made the strongest allegation against the crown prince stating that the cia has an order recording between mohamed bin selman and his brother in washington ordering mystica shaadi to be silenced it hasn't changed the mind of president donald trump it's business as usual with saudi arabia this terrible murder will be remembered for the lies and deception but also the day a u.s. president gave a pardon to a thanksgiving turkey and a virtual pardon to saudi crown prince tony berkely al-jazeera istanbul.
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nearly one hundred thousand people descended on paris to protest against rising fuel costs there were outbreaks of violence with police firing tear gas and using water cannons to disperse the crowds forty two people were arrested and the twenty injured after sessile has. a wave of yellow in the french capital the anger fueled by a proposed tax rise. for the second successive weekend the so-called yellow vests created roadblocks and organized protests demanding president emmanuel micron's scrapped the fuel tax. riot police stopped thousands of demonstrators on the main avenue de shawn tully say from breaking through a cordon protecting the elysee palace the president's official residence. was in the protests continued into the night with demonstrators setting barricades and
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cars on fire. the price of diesel has risen by twenty three percent over the past year to about a dollar seventy one per liter. across decision to impose a further increase of six point five cents starting on the first of january is the final straw for many here. the government takes everything from us they steal from us we have to pay for everything we are overtaxed and we hope that the protests will change things. the rising cost of fuel is going to trigger a civil war and i like most of the citizens we are already we are fed up with paying so much all the time it's become the new normal but paying so much it's just not possible anymore. was the president blames rising oil prices worldwide and says the tax is necessary for more investment in green and renewable energy social media has primarily been used to mobilize. hello bass they say they
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have no leader or political affiliation police are concerned that far right extremists make infiltrate the demonstrations and provoke violence three thousand officers have been mobilized in paris. nearly three hundred thousand people took part in similar nationwide protests last saturday to people were killed and hundreds of others injured. france already has some of the highest average fuel taxes and here at icons valent to face down any protests and press ahead with his policy no matter how unpopular happenstance an al-jazeera. a university research in paris he says fredricka blaming the president for keeping his promises emanuel marcotte announce that evolution it's the title of the book that the man you must call wrote during the campaign he was talking about repairing
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from but also it did the promise of a big revolution in france the fiscal one who distributed her distribution and those people are actually joined by something which is income and they don't see the chance in the daily lives they feel a lot of frustration they believe that they pay too much starts but at the same time they don't get enough and you know one very important part in france is consultant to pay tax but we see since recently that the consultant to pay taxes france is declining french people consider and many people consider that they have too many times when at the same time the public. expenditure goes down some people are wondering why do they pay so much tax when they're nouns deficit reduction or less because expenditure ups it's a very very big and quite difficult question for many when michael. coming up on just there this news. a setback for peace efforts in yemen as the saudi backed
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government rejects a u.n. proposal for the port of her data. and more on why saudi arabian visa restrictions are preventing palestinian pilgrims traveling to mecca. hundreds of winning run under the new boss comes crashing to an end all that coming up in sport with peter . taiwan's ruling party has suffered a major defeat in mid-term local elections prompting president zion wing when to resign as party chairwoman elections were held at the same time as no fewer than ten referendums on issues ranging from same sex marriage to changing the nation's name is sporting events in chinese taipei to taiwan asian brown reports in the capital taipei. some voters waited patiently in line for up to two hours to cause their ballots the election and the referendums happening alongside it were about
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local issues they also indicated the popularity of the government led by president zine with the verdict a severe setback to her leadership the democratic progressive party lost control of taiwan second and third largest cities she offered to resign as party chairwoman which analysts say well we can help our within the d.p.p. so here i think in iran think first of all i need to take full responsibility for the resolute in today's elections effective now i resign as the chairwoman of the democratic progressive party our efforts were not enough disappointing all supporters who gave their all i also want to once again express our deepest regrets as with all elections in taiwan there was one overriding issue china. with or without the afrin demanded. dependents we taiwanese decide our own future we are always taiwanese and unlike us they are chinese. and fine with
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a referendum to decide whether we go for independence or unification but i personally support my taney to stay to school and the governments of both sides should cooperate in january two thousand and sixteen zion and the d.p.p. won a landslide victory and taiwan had its first female head of state but almost immediately china's leaders and their supporters here began a campaign to undermine her administration the relationship worsened doctors dying when became president almost three years ago the leadership in beijing often demonizes her over her refusal to accept there is but one china and taiwan is a part of it as a result the diplomatic and economic squeeze of taiwan goes on. there were setbacks as well into contentious referendums with taiwanese voting against same sex
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marriage and changing the name taiwan uses what it competes in international sporting events it's been a bad weekend for taiwan's leader but it's provided a further of mind that the democracy here remains one of the freest and most vibrant in asia adrian brown al jazeera taipei. joins me from washington d.c. is. senior advisor to the global taiwan institute thanks very much for being with us so what do you see these results as essentially the verge of delivering a rebuke to the president. well she has been very much between a rock and a hard place on the one hand forming down has never really accepted her victory in two thousand and sixteen and. they have basically tried to undermine her in many ways at the same time her core supporters from two thousand and sixteen but we refer to as deep green people they basically have said well
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you are not moving far enough and you are not fast enough so between those two she was squeezed and death resulted in the loss of the elections in a number of major cities we have to remember d.c. still local elections the national government and the legislature still remain within the hands of the d.p.p. but at a local level there will be let's say more willingness to interact with the chinese more exchanges of tourists more purchase of goods by china china really try to drive a wedge between the national government and the local government sued their interaction with the local cities and counties have and in that way strengthen yes yeah just just give us an idea of how important or the position of these
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matters in these various cities is unhappy. well they do of course run the local cities and counties and the overall balance between the d.p.p. and the kuomintang in the cities is an indicator for the general support for the president in the country as a whole and in that respect to the kuomintang basically reversed the results of the two thousand and fourteen local elections when the d.p.p. one thirteen out of twenty two and the commandant went down to about six. mayors and county magistrates and no woman down basically has gone back to its old level so it does have a significant influence at the local level and it is to some extent an indicator of national policies and what about i mean she it's i has resigned as party leader but
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she'll still be the president how much will these results damage have presidency well not. really directly she will. basically separate out the responsibilities of chairman of the party and president and in my food that is a good move those should be two separate responsibilities she and her previous esther have combined us in one person but as we see in no doubt leads to relatively large burden on one person to run both the country and the party so in the run up to the two thousand and twenty elections it will be a different person who runs the party and she will be able to focus more on national issues and i feel that this is a good point on many of the national issues such as taiwan's international space
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purchase of arms from the united states and other such issues there is a significant. agreement between the d.p.p. and the comandante so she will be able to push for more international space and for better relations with european countries and with the united states so for national governments that will be good but of course it will be a very different person who will run the election campaigns for two thousand and twenty ok thank you very much need care to have a nice thank you. human rights organizations say the parliamentary election being held in bahrain is neither free nor fair the two main opposition groups on taking part voted earlier this year effectively to ban them. reports. the lyrics in arabic say i'm from from. state t.v.
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shows the gulf kingdom going to the polls and voters queuing up hundreds of kind of this many of them women are surely a positive sign it's a display of democracy in the mainly undemocratic middle east. but in reality it is just a display. more than three hundred sixty thousand. to vote but with the playing field paved by the ruling royal family human rights activists say the election is not representative of everyone's hopes and dreams. and many many bahraini is a looking at the situation and saying why should i bother to vote and of course the opposition societies have urged their members particularly the majority shia community not to vote so the turnout may or may not be interesting what the turnout is i mean the government is saying it's going to be better than last time which is fifty three percent i would be surprised if that's the case. since the seventeen
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hundreds the mostly shia population has been ruled by a some leaking the government's recently been propped up by military support from the saudi a number of the government their forces were instrumental in crushing the popular uprising in twenty eleven which was spearheaded by the she opposition to the royal family. amnesty international human rights watch and others condemn bihari and jewellers as repressive and the election system discriminatory with all opposition leaders jailed or disqualified from running for elections no independent media operating in the country and scores of independent activists journalists and human rights defenders are imprisoned and many of whom have alleged torture during their detention it's unlikely that today's elections will result in a parliament that's truly diverse and representative of the wide range of views that existed before any society the crackdown on the opposition means political groups whether religious or secular have been dissolved and their members jailed for what they say are politically motivated charges king hamad beneath amended the
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law to ban members of dissolved opposition groups from taking part in elections the former m.p. faces six months in prison for tweeting he wants to boycott saturday's vote he'll be in a logical to contest future elections if he serves his sentence the general feeling among most bahraini. what's the point they see this parliament as being largely ineffectual in terms of its legislation it for example has passed other direction of the ruling family laws that prevent people who belong to the band of political parties such as our one. that was from running in in this election state t.v. selling an image of a credible poll but critics say bahrain has a long way to go before it's able to say this election was free fair or independent some of the job it does there at least ten people have died after a party boat capsized in lake victoria ugandan police say more than forty people
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have been rescued at least one hundred twenty people are thought to be no hold. you haven't the saudi backed government has rejected a u.n. offer to manage the running of a crucial port on friday special envoy martin griffiths held talks with senior who he rebels who agreed to open a dialogue on the un's role in running the key port city of data both the rebels are currently in control of the site but saudi led coalition forces have been battling to retake it for months griffiths is due to meet government leaders in riyadh on sunday in a push for dialogue ahead of peace talks in sweden next month let it out who has more from nearby djibouti. before he left some special envoy griffith expressed his happiness with how things went during his trip in yemen he said he was contented with consultations he had hard with. and those views were also expressed by the leader of the supreme revolutionary council of the. hussein who said that
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they were hopping with the steps the special envoy has taken so far and the hope he will succeed in talks. with the government of the president of the rebel months will hardly but one thing that is proving controversial is the issue of a role for the e.u. and in the marriage went over the port of the day does something griffiths maintains more strictly be for humanitarian purposes griffiths had announced on friday that he had gotten the go ahead to negotiations with the use of a role for the u. and to ensure that aid coming through the port is coming in and getting to where it is needed the most but the government arrived are almost hard to say to those negotiations over the management of the port take place in their absence and they would not agree any role for the. other poor but also in the city which sort of
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shows the kind of what most fair. the special envoy might have during talks with the government that is exiled in riyadh still to come when i was there at this news hour the british prime minister arrives in brussels for a final talks ahead of a crucial breaks it summit. we join a bosnian border patrol on the lookout for refugees risking their lives for a better future. not to clinch all of the dogs only one race seems inevitable in order to take action if you. get a welcome back to international weather forecast we do have some messy weather here across much of central and western parts of europe you can see here on the
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satellite image all of the closet are pushing through now the temperatures are beginning to warm up slightly it's going to take a little bit more time here where we are seeing london eight degrees here a rainy day in paris we're going to be seeing that all the way down here towards parts of the border area between spain and france as well as well as very rainy conditions on sunday for rome where we're still seeing the cold air is out here towards the east and that is also we're seeing much of the snow anywhere from vienna all the way over here towards kiev temperatures barely getting above freezing during the daytime up towards moscow though it's only going to get to about minus two overnight lows feel like more like minus ten to minus eleven degrees there or are seeing one weather system that's pushing through parts of algeria also into parts of libya right here you see tripoli expecting to see a cloudy day for you we do expect is in rain in the forecast there attempts are there of about twenty one degrees much better conditions over here towards morocco we did see quite a bit of rain over the last week but we may pick up one more shower as we go towards monday with the temperature there of about seventeen degrees and then over
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here towards the east we're going to see one from about to start to make its way through parts of egypt and that's going to be some clouds for cairo with the temperature there of twenty four. for this eleven year old girl football is a passion. and a ticket out of poverty. now she has a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise the stakes a little higher. in her long journey to success. championship dream as part of the viewfinder asia series. on al-jazeera. well if we cannot have palestina my government was suddenly not allowed britain to control french palestine would be an outrage but then we need to find another solution before we come to blows over a century ago britain and france made the secret deal the change the shape of the
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middle east and so. now we can draw raima. sikes pico lines in the sun and on on just a. we're going to run to the top stories here on out is there a president trump's handling of jamal his shoulder is murder and his broader ties to saudi arabia are coming under increasing scrutiny in the u.s. senators are due to get a briefing next week which could determine whether congress goes forward with sanctions against its long time ally. police in paris or used to gas and water
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cannons to disperse protesters demonstrating for a second week against rising fuel prices. taiwan's ruling party has suffered a major defeat in mid-term local elections forcing president zion when to resign as head of her democratic progressive party. protesters in tunis here pressuring the government to cancel a planned visit by the saudi crown prince because of a suspected links to the killing but the cash strapped government is warning the protests could stop much needed financial aid from the kingdom as you have our ports. today is in activists calling for mass protests against a proposed visit by the saudi crown prince mohammed bin said man is on his first toward a board since the killing of journalist. some tennesseans a worry his arrival could undermine their newfound freedom and liberty is.
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the crown prince is tainted by the killing of our late colleague jamal khashoggi and the arrest of dozens of saudi activists for these reasons we consider his visit a provocation and an insult to the values of the tunisian revolution and our democracy tennessee i was the focal point of the pro-democracy protests in two thousand and eleven that galvanized the arab world and start of the revolution known as the arab spring lawyers and human rights activists in tunisia a mounting a legal challenge to stop the visit but that it's unlikely to happen cinesias cash strapped government is desperate for financial aid to tackle poverty instability and unemployment. government leaders are concerned protests might alienate saudi leaders at a critical moment for. the government is getting a great deal of pushback there has been. a number of statements for example from
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the syndicate a journalist a very strong civic it there since their own rep uprising in two thousand and eleven saying that he is using this trip to whitewash his violations against human rights and to make the war in yemen more palatable and they're using tunisia tunisia a country they are claiming has this it will revolution after the crown prince is due to visit mauritania before attending the g. twenty summit next week in argentina it tore widely seen as an attempt by this apartment to repair his image during the international outcry over his suspected role in the killing of the mile high city. by the way is now clear for the european union to agree the united kingdom's brics it
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deal after spain withdrew its objection over the disputed territory of gibraltar or intensive last minute negotiations it comes as u.k. prime minister to resume travel to brussels ahead of sunday's key vote of the remaining twenty seven e.u. nations. the british prime minister was all smiles in brussels on saturday night e.u. leaders are set to approve her briggs's deal at a special summit on sunday morning that after agreement was reached with spain effectively giving it a veto right over future negotiations involving the british territory of gibraltar a couple of the. three i have informed the king about an agreement on gibraltar firstly i want to tell you that the european council take place to morrow and secondly that europe and the u.k. have accepted the conditions imposed by spain therefore spain will lift its veto and vote in favor of brigs it tomorrow. spain's delight means
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a possible end in sight to a three hundred year old dispute with britain over gibraltar for tourism a it could mean a further hardening of opposition to her deal after the northern ireland unionists to prop up a minority government have threatened to vote against the briggs's deal in parliament because they say it compromises the integrity of the united kingdom more than eighty of the prime minister's own m.p.'s and most of the opposition have said they'll do likewise i believe she is genuine when she says she wants to see and i come that does no harm to the union and the internal market of the united kingdom however this draft agreement feels her commitment. some like breaks it supporting. former foreign apologies you seem to have a problem with such a house report oh sure it's a poor ng in for
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a prominent syrian activist killed by gunman in rebel held a live province riot faras was a journalist who criticized both the assad regime and islamic state of iraq an event which reports. viruses carried to his grave inkatha in bell in rebel held it late opens he was shot dead on friday along with photographer hammy janay gunman targeted them from a speeding van no group has claimed responsibility both worked for a local radio station which satirize president bashar assad and armed groups such as eisel faris rose to prominence as a human rights activist at the start of the syrian revolution in twenty eleven. he made protest banners and shed pictures of the month social media his posts went viral and sent a powerful message around the world that the people of syria demanded freedom. as
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the war continued he never stopped speaking out against assad and his a rainy and russian allies. you know if i walk outside is hit guta with chemical weapons yes chemical weapons we are humans not insects one thousand six hundred syrian citizens and a lot to death but of the only viruses work meant he was in constant danger he survived an attack by eisel gunman four years ago friends praised him for his own faltering bravery news of his death triggered an outpouring of grief on social media one person tweeted that ferris was the bravest nonviolent man i ever met another wrote his loved ones and the people of syria have lost him right eat an example a man who chose to lead and speak up despite the harshest repression in one of his last tweets in september farris wrote about a demonstration against russia asaad and what he called all kinds of terrorism as
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assad and his allies regained territory farris continued to report from syria's last opposition stronghold in dedicated his life to the fight for freedom victoria gate and be al jazeera another ten people have been found dead following flash floods in iraq heavy rains of forced thousands to evacuate the northern town of shakeout residents are now cleanup mode after homes and businesses were left swamped with mud. understands living in lebanon are peeling to saudi arabia to resume issuing pilgrimage visas to refugees who hold travel documents the move effectively bars nearly one hundred seventy thousand palestinians from visiting the two most important one is just sites for muslims so in the heart of reports. travel agencies offer special packages for the has and of the most important pilgrimage for muslims but for some time now they haven't been able to serve all clients saudi arabia is no longer granting the system palestinian refugees in lebanon who hold
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travel documents that means that more than one hundred and seventy thousand refugees among them. are affected by the new restrictions. the housing is a religious duty for all muslims in some one of the five pillars of islam we asked saudi arabia to reverse its position. officials in the palestinian authority embassy in beirut have been seeking answers from riyadh so far saudi officials are not publicly confirming the travel ban but the palestinians are aware of the new measures through an official channels that. the palestinian ambassador contacted the saudi ambassador who said he wasn't aware of the decision but in reality any palestinian who wants to go to canada has a travel document of. many fear the saudi decision is political and linked to u.s. president donald trump so-called deal of the century between israel and the
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palestinians the details of which are still to be announced. when palestinians obtain passports there are no longer refugees it changes the palestinian refugee law which is linked to the palestinian cause. israel wants refugees resettled or reintegrated in this is they live in many palestinians believe saudi arabia is working with the u.s. and israel. the right to return is at the heart of the palestinian struggle many refugees fear that israel wants it off the negotiating table and recent decisions by the trumpet ministration like recognizing jerusalem as israel's capital and cutting funding to the un relief and works agency for palestinian refugees are ways to pressure palestinian officials to agree to israel's terms for peace. palestinians in the kingdom are also under pressure palestinian officials say saudi authorities are to obtain passports if they want their work permits bridge newt. a
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lot of people are approaching us to obtain a palestinian passport just so they can travel and make their lives easier we don't want to encourage this. preserving the palestinian identity means preserving the status quo giving up their refugee status is giving up the right to return to the homes their families lost when israel became a state it's something palestinians don't want to do but increasing pressures may not give them a choice for their beirut. front says its troops have killed a top al-qaeda linked rebel commander. was blamed for several violent attacks in mali and. thirty five killed in the operation serbia says its reimposing visa restrictions on iran after an estimated twelve thousand tourists traveling from tehran never returned it's believed that many of them crossed the border into bosnia
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a main route for refugees trying to reach western europe they were. bored with. for a night time patrolling by bus and use border police to foster flowing waters of the river adreno the last barrier for the refugees. the majority crossing it now are a rainy and the opposite banks in serbia are swept with infrared heat detectors and night scanning binoculars. but we use battery lamps rotating lights and vehicle headlamps to try and dissuade the migrants from crossing the border. but they're up against highly experienced gangs of human traffickers making a fortune out of the refugees at this time of year the temperatures are dropping below zero and the waters are rising so the refugees are strapping together plastic bottles roping them together and using them as a raft in summer months they can simply wait across but now some of them are
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drowning their bodies swept onto the bosnian banks of the river which offered them such an illusory freedom. at a refugee camp outside sarajevo we met a radiant who survived the perilous journey joining the pakistanis and afghans who thought it was near was just one step away from the freedom of western europe this a rainy and kurd didn't want to give us his name he says his brother was shot dead by special forces in iran fighting a growing protest movement he told us he wants a new life his wife and children bosnia tries to give the refugees a humane welcome but is a country without the resources to cope with this new burden really. in the last six months ninety percent of migrants came to us from serbia across the dreamer river with no documents we were worried about the large numbers of iranians coming because serbia introduced a visa free version with five flights weekly from iran so we had
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a huge influx some four thousand a rainy and. back at the headquarters of the bosnian border police another influx of refugees but this time trying to get back into serbia. this iraqi family managed to walk into savina but were handed back to cry out police who beat them up and for some back into bosnia smugglers have taken all their money we grow. both. by boat and a year we free. you from no good to. any player you have to wait inside the police station i talked to a group of iranians too afraid to appear on camera accounts and select two engineers fruit sellers they said the economy in iran was in a desperate state and feedom was being stifled among the car to car doors i also met three were hidden gem muslims from me and ma their families at all being killed it took them fourteen months to reach the borders of the european union they too
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were beaten back with truncheons david chaytor al jazeera as for nick the abbas news border with serbia deforestation in the brazilian amazon rain forest has reached its highest level in a decade satellite image comparisons show almost eight thousand square kilometers of forest was lost between twenty seven thousand and twenty eighteen that's nearly fourteen percent increase on the previous year it's being driven by illegal logging and agricultural extension. a u.s. government report says extreme weather events are getting worse in america and climate change is to blame it was the cost to the economy will be hundreds of billions of dollars and the findings contradict president donald trump who is described global warming as a hoax mike hanna reports from washington d.c. . the report makes clear that the wave of wildfires that's hit the u.s. is just one direct consequence of climate change the most recent devastating areas
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of california a part of a system of global warming that is going to get even worse in the years ahead. the ferocious hurrican that have hit parts of the u.s. and regions around it are similarly part of this disturbing pattern the report continues no area of human activity will go untouched in increasing heat for example key crops such as wheat and corn will see declining yields which could result an economic downturn greater puppetry even starvation the report is mandated by congress and it will debate the findings that should also form the basis of government planning in coming years. but this is a government very different from those of the past president trump has publicly described the concept of climate change as a hoax and that was one of his reasons for wanting to withdraw the us from the paris climate accord the paris climate accord is simply the latest example of
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washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the united states and only this week the president tweeted with obvious sarcasm brutal an extended cold blast could shatter all records whatever happened to global warming. this confusion between daily weather fluctuations and long term climate trends regarded by the president's critics is yet another display of ignorance but he has the power to bury the report in its recommendations and it will be a long hard fight for congress to attempt to resurrect it my kind of al-jazeera washington abigail dillon from justice is hopeful that the recent mid-term elections will have a significant impact on u.s. policy towards climate change. one story that i don't know has been told enough is how many of the new congress people in the house how many of the new governors in the governor's mansions how many new legislators in our state houses ran on
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a platform of one hundred percent clean energy and the youth vote that we saw i think was really galvanized by a recognition in young people that their future is at stake now so i expect climate change to be very much an issue in the congress no longer a debate about whether it's happening but rather a debate about how quickly we need to move and what needs to be done to tackle the problem. still to come on the al-jazeera news hour front stairs live in the davis cup final peter for details in sport next. day one of a new era in television news we badly need at this moment leadership and tell you this encampment that we're in today it didn't exist three weeks ago now there's at least twenty thousand for him to refugees who live here on al-jazeera i got to
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commend you all i'm hearing is good journalism turns to look like it's resigned. ofter on law is the attempts of cover ups and the high water diplomacy just loved ones want some form of closure we saw the syrian army flag oyston high in the city as well as posters of syrian president bashar assad has recorded. and it's a good cinema so supplanted about a hundred feet away from a square in the frontline but it's. happening more rapidly now quickly please.
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answer to peter and his vote. laura thank you very much the final of the south american football club competition the biggest one on the continent a couple of bits of the reds should have been wrapping up about now but kickoff has been delayed off of the bus carrying buckets players was attacked by fans of rivals river plate to boca players were taken to hospital following the incident outside rivers monumental stadium in going outside its they were also stand offs between river fans and police no away fans are allowed after smashing twenty fifteen last sixteen couple of it all its time between the clubs was abandoned at halftime of the bucket fans attacked river players with pepper spray in the tunnel the latest news from our team in buenos aires is that kick of is now at twenty two fifteen g.m. team. real madrid's winning run and a new boss something gosselaar he came to an end in the league or earlier after
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taking over from julian love to take the solari had guided rail to four wins in a row that's the best start of any coach in the club's history but in his first match since being given the job on a permanent basis rail were thrashed three know by thirteenth place to aber the defeat caps a difficult twenty four hours for the madrid side on friday they were forced to deny allegations that captain sergio ramos had failed a drugs test in twenty seventeen. elsewhere in lowly goes monday scored a late equaliser to rescue a point for barcelona at atletico madrid in the late kick off the draw keep sparser top of the table but as you can see it is a really tight at the top only two points separating the top five clubs in italy cristiana are now there was on the scoresheet again for your interest as they overcame spoke by two goals to know in city on saturday were now they hit the back of the net to open the scoring for you in this home game they extended the lead at the top of the standings to nine points for the second place napoli have
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a game in hand mario meant to get schooled the second goal. over in england for premier league leaders manchester city well they remain unbeaten so far this season following a four no freshening of west ham they have it so ben graham stirling had them to hit inside twenty minutes leroy sunday then doubled the tally with goals either side of the break as men now with eleven wins and two draws this campaign although he says they still room for improvement. complicated always us international break always so difficult and that's why i give a lot of credit does knowing we have to be better but we do it i know because we will do it for a long time ago and here we do it again. liverpool and tottenham also maintained their unbeaten starts to the season but they were boos at the final whistle at old trafford as manchester united only managed at goal a straw with crystal palace they fought for it very soon for it so i think they deserve the credit to take their credit away. but i think we should also blame
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ourselves for. for the result because we started really well. and we we did the most difficult thing a part of scoring taiwan will continue to be known as chinese taipei and international sport after voters in their country voted in favor of maintaining the status quo in a referendum asked whether they agreed to the use of taiwan when participating in all international sport competitions including the upcoming twenty twenty tokyo lympics more than fifty five percent of voters voted no chinese taipei is the name agreed on more than three decades ago by taiwan china and the international olympic committee. france have kept their hopes of retaining the davis cup alive they were to have down to croatia in the best of five match tie after friday singles but came roaring back in saturday's doubles french open champion. who beating even. have achieved four sets to make it two one heading into the final singles matches
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on sunday i. england dished out a thirty seven eighteen beating to australia to cap their november test series with three wins out of four their only loss came to new zealand two weeks ago despite their dominance in london on saturday they went to halftime against the wallabies at thirteen all but the hosts turned on the style in the second half to complete their sixth straight win over the australians. first half yeah we had opportunities to probably get a bit further ahead than we were. led them back in the game and they got to the conference and then we were all sick and have to regroup. real english and the second half was really pleased that england's cricketers are in control of their third test against sri lanka at the end of the second day england were three hundred fifteen for seven of the start of the day's action but were soon all out for three hundred thirty six as locks on some back and finished with five for ninety five de muth karunaratne scored eighty three. silver it seventy three but
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then things fell apart abdul rashid helped himself to five forty nine as for lanka slumped to two hundred forty all out in with three without loss at stumps and lead by ninety nine runs. but we always have that belief you know going into that session you know that the play exceptionally well. just before lunch and stuff so we had that mindset we had a positive mindset knew that if you stick to our plans things will change you're not giving up. we came after you know how that believe myself and you know things just happened to just change but it's always have in our minds of knowing that things will happen eventually formula one world champion lewis hamilton will start from pole position of the season ending grand prix in abu dhabi on sunday the british driver wrapped up piece more tightly in brazil two weeks ago was just quicker than the save his teammate felt when he bought us in saturday's qualifying session form a title rival sebastian vettel will start from third for ferrari. back to lauren in
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