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all planning to launch a full review over u.s. foreign policy toward saudi arabia. we have requests from state leaders from the united nations and the chairman of the human rights committee said that a u.n. investigation must be started we have spoken to our counterparts at the u.n. and others about this topic and we continue to consult each other. it will be necessary for this to go through to the u.n. security council however a commission can be set up by the secretary general to investigate the human rights aspects of this matter. we'll have more in a moment with kimberly help my colleague in washington first let's go live to istanbul and a correspondent there mohammed it was the reaction in turkey to this. reaction is this statement by the foreign minister. and it comes after days of similar statements yesterday we heard from the minister of justice about this and every
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single day turkish officials are giving signals sending messages strong messages to saudi arabia that time has come for this situation to be addressed time has come for us for saudi arabia to our sort of the question is and to cooperate more on this fire for questions there for demands one of them is to tell us what happened to the maze of the other one is to tell turkey more about a collaborator they allegedly get have given the body to and also they have to extradite the eighteen suspects as well as information more information about the whole file and whatever happened from the day she was killed until now the men who killed him out how she came from saudi arabia they are part of the secret service is there and saudi arabia certainly knows what happened to the body of her mouth and nose who gave the order and thus the ultimate and the fourth most important request from turkey is to tell us who gave the order to kill. saudi arabia for
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weeks and weeks has not even responded to any of those demands our village where the foreign minister said a couple of days ago that's no way saudi arabia will hand the suspects to turkey so that bilateral approach between turkey and saudi arabia has now been stalled turkey has no longer any hope that saudi arabia is going to cooperate. and now the logical step they're talking about more and more is taking this file to the united nations and to an international investigation they say it's not just a turkish desire but they are under pressure from many quarters to take the fire to the united nations and to an international investigation requests coming from outside dealings with the u.s. the u.s. the u.n. about this and yesterday the justice minister also made it clear that all the preparations technical and legal have been completed and the whole matter is now waiting for an official decision from the government moment thanks very much live
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now to washington and our correspondent there kimberly halkett kimberly we're just hearing that jamal khashoggi along with several other journalists is now officially the time person of the year but put that together with congress or congressmen congressmen and women a group of them rethinking all reinvestigating foreign policy towards. this is a big issue is not going away. right lot of pack in here so let's look ahead what's happening on capitol hill there's a vote that's taking place in the senate not as strong as many you had hoped for with regard to the killing of shows this is a resolution that's nonbinding what it won't do is put in place sanctions it won't outright condemn mohammed bin solomon for ordering that killing what it will do though is certainly put into the spotlight the relationship between the united states and saudi arabia essentially if pushed past and it does appear to have the support in the senate what it would do is. essentially put on notice saudi arabia
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that it needs to cease its aggression in yemen according to u.s. senators and the blockade in qatar and stop jailing human rights activists as well as you point out in the house side there is a push to have a top to bottom review of u.s. policy with respect to the relationship with saudi arabia now all of this comes as we've got a spotlight on forty four former u.s. senators pressuring the current senate to engage at what the former senator see as a strategic time when it comes to the geo political relationship essentially what the senators are saying in an op ed in the washington post of course a newspaper that. contributed to that they say that this is a critical juncture and that there needs to be sort of a careful understanding that is absent of party affiliation but instead of focus on preserving democracy the senate is a very powerful body and so these former senators in an op ed extraordinary
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actually sending the message to the current senators that they are being watched very carefully as this vote comes down no getting to the first part of your question about. and time magazine making him the person of the year that is expanded to include persons of the year because of course jim out hush shows he has an awful lot in common with the others that are named as time magazine's person of the year and that is essentially. journalists being targeted for their work either imprisoned peter or being murdered in the case of in that consulate in istanbul the committee to protect journalists saying in twenty seventeen two hundred sixty two journalists were either captured or killed for their work we've got accusations coming from the u.s. president all the way from the u.s. president to the philippines a fake news many journalists paying the ultimate price and that is why time magazine honoring these individuals for their work kimberly thanks a lot. plenty more still to come here on the news for you including.
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thailand announces a date for a long delayed election but opposition groups they say they're worried. reaching the u.s. any way they can central american asylum seekers resort to desperate measures. on the final round of group she's in the european champions league could see a long season run as a. delegation from the warring sides in the men have agreed to swap fifteen thousand prisoners of war the exchange will be carried out with the help of the international red cross talks are being held in sweden to try and end the nearly four year long conflict he's pulled to judge him. on the outskirts of yemen's capital sana'a a family waits for news from the ongoing talks in sweden. is one of thousands of prisoners of war his family hopes representatives of the government and who the
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rebels will agree on a prisoner swap. and then maqui call upon our brothers who are negotiating in sweden to consider and understand the feelings of the citizens and the detainees and to understand how vulnerable and weak the prisoners are the exchange of prisoners is just one of many issues on the agenda at the talks outside the swedish capital stockholm but of in the no movement the parties have agreed to prepare a mechanism for the exchange of fifteen thousand prisoners with the participation of the international red cross which will offer the logistical support. another is to port city of her data controlled by the who these and under attack for months by saudi and u.a.e. coalition forces a large portion of humanitarian aid is shipped to her data the fruity say they are willing to let the u.n. oversee port operations but the yemeni government backed by the saudis a number roddy's is threatening to resume its offensive to capture hold data if the
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talks in sweden fail. eighty thousand yemenis are estimated to have been killed by fighting or airstrikes as well as a cholera epidemic and lack of food during the four years of war amnesty international and human rights watch say coalition forces have committed war crimes by bombing and indiscriminately killing and injuring civilians amnesty also accuses the u.a.e. of illegally detaining yemenis in nearly two dozen secret prisons as well as forced disappearances and torture u.a.e. denies all allegations the families of p.o.w. say the talks are a chance to end their ordeal. and enough. we've been suffering for three years we've been hurt a lot my kids and my family are suffering only god almighty knows the volume of suffering and pain we are facing. the united nations
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humanitarian chief says living conditions in yemen are catastrophic where twenty million people are on the brink of famine making it the world's worst humanitarian crisis. dirge on al-jazeera. palestinians reportedly being killed by israeli security forces in the occupied west bank israeli border police say the man was shot as he drove his car towards them in the city of hebron we'll get more on that for you since we can go to libya now where rebel groups loyal to the warlord after a mobilising in the oil crescent region it comes after rival factions announced an offensive to recapture the area the oil crescent includes four major oil ports on the mediterranean in central libya and it's been under the control of have task forces since twenty sixteen mahmud up go ahead has more now from tripoli. local sources in the area say that have to his forces or forces loyal to warlord khalifa
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haftar are mobilizing and the area some sources say they are digging tunnels around their locations after the news that forces loyal to their former chief of the petroleum facilities guard a brain injured ron are planning to launch a new offensive to recapture the four major oil ports in the oil area now forces tried to recapture the area several times before since have his forces they captured the oil crescent area in september two thousand and sixteen and now ran to himself he has got the backing of the support of the tribes in the area but ironically he himself was responsible for blocking the oil production from that area for three years from july two thousand and thirteen until august two thousand and sixteen and that cost the libyan treasury around more than one hundred billion
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dollars according to the national oil corporation oil workers in gabon who started a three day strike in protest at the sacking of six colleagues walkaround says that the french company total come on produces around two hundred thousand barrels of crude oil per day but thousands of workers have been laid off with oil prices fell workers demanding higher pay and better working conditions held another strike in july and the constant shoes chief executive rich management and an emerging markets economist he says the strike shows how opec is losing it simply once in the global oil industry. i think the important message there is a similar message little bit. back and it's essentially telling the go go days opec would shape that money it is fair. and it's dealt pronouncements are really meaningful it's telling us that opec is losing relevance you environment and i think you know if you take cattle you take that all in that
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context that's the takeaway the politicians very small about. the per capita. of government is quite high obviously it's not stupid it's vision and it's a little bit like cats are that sense of course because sixty or the situation at the present and supper's irq in saudi arabia is currently. so it's a very fragile situation all the giving up of. thailand's to hold a general election on february twenty fourth of next year after postponing the vote five times it'll be the first nationwide election since the military seized power in a cocoon four years ago and banned political activity the army says it's lifted its ban as election campaigning begins human rights groups are concerned about fairness dominic felda is the associate editor with the nick i ation and review he says the military oversees all aspects of the government including the upcoming election.
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the thai system is having great trouble shaking this military desire to intervene in politics and to put things right now in two thousand and fourteen when giant general. took over. there was a state of on rest you could say that there was a need to bring order to a politically unstable situation and there was also the issue of the approaching succession. and order was restored and the succession was successfully completed i think the big concern amongst people is the reluctance of the military to step back now if you set aside the issue of whether or not it's going to be another coup you have to look at the issue of military interference going forward and that is the fact that the military has complete control of the senate which can function as a kind of ultra super cabinet in a time of crisis and take over from the like to come in that. you have to look at the situation of the prime minister. maneuvering to become prime minister again in
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a different system and that system may prove to be unstable because he will no longer have an acquiescent appointed cabinet of cronies and generals he will have elected politicians sitting in there and that is fundamentally potentially destabilizing india's ruling party b j p has suffered a big setback in regional elections the hindu nationalist party has lost power in the states of matter protests russia stand and chances are results are a boost to the opposition the congress party which won all the three states the vote is seen as a popularity test for the b j p b for national elections in a few months. is the dean of the jindal school of international affairs in new delhi he says prime minister moody's party must focus on reviving the economy and move beyond populist policies. in political science we call it you know of our
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pocketbook warding and social profit voting and india is an interesting combination of both i mean people are looking at what kind of a court has that we give people just ruling in most of the states in india as well as in the central government under mr moody what have they given us in terms of you know economic benefits and development and infrastructure but on the other hand there is the old india which is you know based on castes and those often actually hurt the media be more because you find that you know the diversity of india or the bigger piece slogan is always been to unite the country under you know a nationalistic banner under mr modi's leadership sometimes that needs to grasp the ground realities which is far harsher and less idealistic but nonetheless i think of between now and the general elections the prime minister has a star card out he will need to go beyond the novell affair is a man the populism and talk to a bigger picture of all how india is rising and how the people need to see him for five more years at least to be able to carry through on the promises he began with
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some of these states which they are losing today i must mention i have been for fifteen years at the provinces so you know innovate change is inevitable in democracy and maybe it's good and it's i think a necessary wake up call before the big elections coming up for the national parliament in a few months. time he will weather with mr mckelway winter getting a grip all over the place now yeah it swept into japan and china that last week and it's already gone into india but in between the two there's a consequence of that because as it gets cold if you follow the cloud appear to the tip of it as the cold air comes in there's a big contrast between the warmth of the sea by a bang go south china sea and the cold to the north of it it always generates something in this case you can see the finger of that and it's me in my and has generated over two hundred millimeters of rain so a bit more from the cold for me and mark and coincidentally of the last week we've seen these what topped off your screen over southern thailand producer an awful lot of rain as well and the full cost for the next day because there's no more pushing
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down this winter is yet more rain in the same place i think we'll have more significant flooding that we might expect this time the in the finals of thailand and across meanwhile but because your eyes are probably drawn to what's going on down here it's have a look at what's going on down here this is a potential cycle that you just an area of low pressure that's been spinning around here again for days on end spin in towards franker acts again it looks like it might well develop into a significant circulation and this edge of it will indeed catch stray lanka but it might take a days or two so in that case it will be heavy rain for that general area now just north of the equator here if we go just south of the equator head towards northern australia another strange thing it's a developing potential cycle but it starts in the coral sea about ten days ago so more to come here. rob thanks very much still to come here on the news hour for the belzer back the story behind these treasures taken from the philippines more than one hundred years ago. banned from school tanzania forces pregnant girls to choose
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between an education and their unborn child. and in support the national hockey league's inform team are on target again far away about story in about fifteen minutes from. anti fascist anti establishment and pro violence despite the recent official disbanding of its militarized wing a basque separatist movement is found alive and well on the terraces of the bilbao stadium. a place where political revolutionaries share a platform and ideology with violent football hooligans. and read all death on al-jazeera. when the news breaks on the story there it's the fight against isis is still continuing in the arm are death there when people
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who need to be helped. and the story needs to be told by families and their status and wealth has benefited from their choice to enslave people al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you more award winning documentaries and life moves on and online. welcome back ok let's recap and revisit your top stories for you so far here on the news our u.k. prime min. trying to win last minute concessions from the leaders to save the brics a deal but despite her last ditch efforts the european commission presidential call
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for service absolutely quote no room whatsoever for renegotiation. turkey's foreign minister says the country's in talks with the un about launching an investigation into the murder of jamal khashoggi president birchip type one renewed his call for the case to be tried under international law earlier riyadh rejected ankara's requests to extradite the eighteen suspects to stand trial in turkey. the thai government lifting its ban on opposition parties for a general election next year voting has repeatedly been perspire own the nationwide poll in february with the first since the military coup four years ago. one hundred sixty four countries have formally adopted the un's controversial migration agreement some leading nations like the united states and australia refused to sign it saying it intrudes on national sovereignty let's go live now to my colleague who's live for us in america outside the venue of the conference so this has been
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his nonbinding but is there a sense there that when this goes to the u.n. all these countries have signed up to it they're really playing catch up because the migration crisis in europe certainly peaked eighteen months two years ago. it is it is where the equating some. mixed reactions i mean the united nations was pretty much concerned over the past few weeks that because of the u.s. decision to pull out austria hungary other countries many would pull out from iraq yes but of their surprise one hundred sixty four nations decided yesterday that it was about time to work out the details of a road map that would protect migrants worldwide quite a significant achievement from a united nations perspective but as you know peter now it remains to be seen how this would be implemented when the americans when president trump is basically saying that they cannot allow this to continue the concern that it just would be swamped in the future with thousands of migrants from different parts of the world
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joining me to talk more about the this event is mr hudson who is the director of the migration and border control in morocco good to have you with us how significant were was the decision here to adopt the global compact for migration i think this is a historical day finally the international community decided to enhance the principle of shared responsibility and this is the way we can safeguard the normal image of migration and bring together the countries of origin countries of transit and countries of this nation to work together and to help migrants to move freely and in order to save and regular manner you've seen the reaction from the u.s. from austria from hungary other countries saying basically that the problem with the compact is that it will just allow illegal migration and what is their national
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sovereignty that is there's a sense of fear that this is not good news for europe but i think migration should not be a source of fear migration should. bridge the gap between south and north. and therefore either we do it in a safe orderly and. regular manner or it's going to be the role of criminal groups who will take advantage of an inability of migrants now this is going to be my last question morocco has been a transit point for thousands of sub-saharan migrants and they were hoping basically to cross into europe a dow the see that many countries are determined about building bridges building walls what kind of challenges this is going to pose for country like morocco i think the best response to irregular migration and human trafficking is regular safe and orderly migration and his majesty the king of morocco decided in two thousand and thirteen to integrate within our society more than fifty thousand
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migrants did not pose any problem so it's an opportunity for culture for our societies to integrate more migrants in them thank you very much indeed mr. well peter now it remains to be seen what happens next when the this is going to be formally endorsed by the general assembly but i've been talking to different. people here senior officials of the united nations members of different delegations and they say that the hoping in the near future to have the americans on board and the europeans particular when it comes to hard to tackle the idea of the notion of detaining children went across borders into the united states of america or europe and ensure that the thousands of people stranded in no man's land in border areas hoping that to morrow would be a better day that moment would happen one day or another but now with many countries pretty much concerned that this could lead to an influx of another wave of millions thousands of refugees from different parts of the world it remains to
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be seen how we would be able to reconcile the concerns of the west and the dreams of the millions in places like sub-saharan africa peter. thank you. u.s. agents arrested thirty two people during around the at the border separating san diego from tijuana and mexico around three hundred demonstrators and religious leaders known down in front of guards to call for an end to the tension and deportation of asylum seekers most who were arrested for trespassing thousands of central americans living in camps on mexico's northern border giving up hopes of reaching the u.s. they aim to climb the border fence and claim asylum once arrested on the other side or the adult jaime met one such family trying to do just that in tijuana. if anything mexico's northern border is a symbol of inequality on one side a world of privileges and on the other stories of people in search of an opportunity. this family from el salvador came first in the early morning to check
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to situation climbing is not easy. the boys are petrified and one shouts don't hurt my mama oh my papa. they keep on trying i say the american border patrol loudly. as they fade and finally walk off exhausted. this part of the wall was built nearly twenty five years ago during the clinton years it's been fortified by several administrations since the razor wire was added a few weeks ago. if the heavy presence of the american border patrol is meant to be a deterrent it's not working these young men jumped over in a matter of minutes they have nothing to lose but about an hour later another group
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arrived killing maldonado left honduras with her twin daughters along the way she became friends with and her three children here relying on each other to take the leap across the border killing was hesitating at first she too. her daughter she was risking so much so they could get an education. but then. it goes very quickly the men first then one child another and yet another it's now the turn of kenyan an elder. it's too difficult the border patrol has already surrounded those who jumped. on the ground. it's too late for them one of kellin daughters sneaks back through the bars she pushes her back into the united states a desperate gesture by an anguished mother who has little to offer when. i have to go to my children she keeps on repeating as a border guard carries them away the rest of the group has also led the way to tame
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but now they have the right to claim asylum. is in pain and wonders what will happen to her eighteen month old baby she was still breastfeeding can we ask where the children spend the night i don't know if dns server. then it slowly sinks in the children are in the us but killing an elder are still in mexico separated by the wall they will try again and again this time in search of their children held somewhere in america but at the al-jazeera along mexico's dourdan border. high school students in france a blog entry to at least sixty schools across the country they call the protests black tuesday the students are opposed to government reforms within the educational sector police arrested one person when they set fire to bins outside a high school in paris that instructions by students were inspired by the yellow
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vest movement against president in monument kong's economic policies to talk about the crisis live now from paris of the student protests going on there in the french capital today tosh. yes there are indeed thousand students have been protesting not far from where i'm standing in south in the center of the french capital as you say they are demonstrating against a variety of things like reforms over entrance exams and universities that all necessarily linked to the wider yellow vest protests but they're taking the opportunity to join in and if anything it's a sign of some of the discontent that so we've seen in front of the past few weeks where people from mood parts of society going into the street to say happening now with the yellow vests there maybe not happy about the rising cost of living they say they are struggling to make ends meet and that is why we saw the french president about all mac address the nation on monday night to try to address some
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of those concerns he offered a certain amount of financial concessions he made an effort to look as if it really hurt people's if you understood them as if he empathize because often the president is accused of being too arrogant or aloof and if you look at opinion polls today they suggest the front is nearly split down the middle really there are there are people on one side you say well he reached out it's perhaps a good start to go forward and maybe negotiate and others who say look we're just going to continue protesting because quite frankly with it up with this presence and we still feel that. he's meeting. today. well in his speech on monday night said that he knew that the wealthiest sections of society would have to contribute more would have to help the poorest sections of society so i think that's why he's meeting bankers as an opportunity to talk to them what can they do can they perhaps offer cosby not
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a lot of criticism for rolling out reforms which appeal to the richer parts of society for. reinstating a wealth tax not something that he's been very criticized for. by the yellow vests he's seen as somebody who basically ignored the poorer parts of society so he's saying look i'm going to try and regress that balance and that's why he's meeting bankers but you know there are there are other people especially many politicians in brussels at the european union level who are quite worried about what they're seeing in france because they're saying well it's all very well putting all this extra money into the social services to people's pockets i should say but it's going to cost for all it's about eight to ten billion euros where's that money going to come from france at home is the balance its books if you like for the e.u. is one of them and all my calls campaign promises so you politicians are saying they're going to want very closely to see what france is doing. thanks very much.
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three war trophy bells taken by u.s. troops in the philippines during a war in one thousand no one had been returned to improve relations between the two countries the bells are wired to manila and the repatriation ceremony will be held on saturday the u.s. military took the bells after a counterattack to the killing of dozens of its soldiers. now pregnant girls in tanzania are being forced to abandon their education the president john michael fully says a law banning teenage mothers from returning to the public school system must be strictly enforced catherine sawyer reports from the northern region ocean younger which has the country's highest teen pregnancy rate. of mine i history lesson on a hard dusty afternoon in a gap in open knowledge school the nonprofit sentencing younger rescues girls from early marriages and shelters pregnant teenagers it's even more important now after the government enforced a policy banning teenage mothers from going back to public schools when their
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babies born. sixteen year old sophia has a twelve month old baby she says she was raped by a brother in law a teacher who has since gone into hiding after she went to the police. after the incident i told my sister his wife or she would not believe me she started mistreating me beating me saying i must have been. jacqueline is seventeen years old and six months pregnant she says she was attracted to the baby's father by his generosity. he gave me money and gifts. i could not bring myself to ask my parents because they don't have much money and they are burdened with taking care of my other five siblings government statistics estimates there were nearly seventy thousand teenage pregnancies in twenty sixteen she younger has the highest rate in the country president cream not to allow pregnant girls to return to school highlights the skill not only of teen pregnancies but also child marriages they
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account for more than thirty five percent of all weddings nationally this is not a new policy there is an existing law on next felling teenage girls who get pregnant and school and up to thirty years for those who get them pregnant but that law is not strictly enforced human rights campaign as we talked to said the president's directive rolls back the gains that have been made in ensuring that girls remain in school. girls are allowed to go to vocational centers or private schools after birth but there is few nonprofit one such as a car pay and others are too expensive for many. we had made good progress with the ministry officials toward working out of a more middle and out such girls to go back to school the presidential degree means those plans are now or. some human rights campaigners say women rights laws in tanzania are vague conflicting and discriminatory we have gartrell have
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a tradition we have practices and you have laws what is the best foot and. girls. in terms of education i think that is an area we have to say should we say and revise. back in sofia tells us if she could have a chat with the president she'd tell him that she didn't want to become pregnant she was raped and she deserves a second chance. she. still to come here on the news of sports news james means one of his oldest teammates on rivals for the last time and again be in ours here with that story in a couple of. protesters
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have disrupted a u.s. government's event promoting cole on the sidelines of the united nations climate change talks in poland the. about one hundred activist interrupted opening remarks by president visor on energy and climate chanting keep it in the ground the trumpet ministration support for cole is with other government delegations that want the talks to focus on moving away from fossil fuel. china's pledge to move away from fossil fuels to cleaner energy signing the paris accord but trade relations with the u.s.
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and the economic slowdown there is putting that commitment in doubt interim brown has more now from beijing. the economic machine that is china needs a vast amount of power to fuel its growth engine much of that fuel is code. in order to meet the target productions in carbon emissions china's leaders pledged to move away from fossil fuels to clean energy even if it meant closing thousands of factories. three years almost that commitment is looking in doubt says one leading environmentalist the reasons slowing economic growth and worsening trade friction with the united states economy. is in a down cycle the growth rate is not as rapid as as before and then we're having facing a trade war. which having quite some psychological impact at least people
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are beginning to understand the government has a problem as it has you know they must keep pushing to reduce pollution but they need to consider the economy they can't rush too much but they also can't be too slow. three years ago i visited this steel town in sichuan province the mill had recently shot with the loss of sixteen thousand jobs the closure was partly blamed on a global steel blot but the plant was also a heavy polluter a symbol of the sort of industry china's government wants done with occasionally just occasionally you get days like this clear blue skies and you actually want to breathe none of this though is down to people burning less coal it's because of strong winds blowing in from and it provides a taunting reminder of what beijing was once like. just five days earlier though beijing was like this one of seventy nine cities where air pollution alerts were
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ordered but there is some good news to report sales of electric cars in china are surging in large part because of government subsidies to buyers globally more than a million evey's were sold last year half of them here. the technology is at the heart of president xi jinping signature economic policy called made in china twenty twenty five he wants e.-v. car sales to reach seven million by then but these cars use batteries that rely on the electricity grid that still derives two thirds of its power from coal adrian brown al-jazeera beijing. it's time for sports with our peter thank you so much one of basketball's greatest partnerships and rivalries has come to it and after entering the n.b.a. together in two thousand and three le bron james and dwyane wade have shared the same court for the last time in the regular season and the richardson reports
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better basketball a vacancy le bron james is at the start of what may well be his last major challenges a player with the l.a. lakers his former teammates and now rival dwyane wade has said this will be his final season the parents of the league together back in two thousand and three and wade is now returned to the miami heat a franchise where he wants to championships with le bron. was one crowded after winning the n.b.a. title with the cleveland cavaliers in twenty six team le bron is now aiming to bring back the championship to the lakers for the first time since two thousand and ten the lakers haven't even made the playoffs since twenty thirteen but le bron has brought about a turnaround in full on the lakers are sitting fifth in the western conference and looked to be on target for the postseason james out schooled wade in this game with twenty eight points and twelve assists but wade's fifteen point second half performance run him close. the braun on the lakers eventually holding on for the
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want to wait to one of five when. the guy says. i the end game for this pairing of the sixteen seasons of stardom and achievements on the richardson al-jazeera. cameroon star joel embiid was back with a bang after being arrested by the philadelphia seventy six ers and lead scored twenty four points against a detroit pistons team that are badly out of form the pistons have now lost five in a row philadelphia winning that's one hundred sixteen to one hundred and two. former bahrain international football or hockey has been denied bail by a court in. bangkok as he fights his deportation back to the gulf state del rb has political asylum as a refugee in australia but was arrested when he arrived in thailand on vacation last month he has lived in melbourne since two thousand and fourteen he says he was tortured in bahrain two years earlier but the court has now granted the thai
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government permission to prepare extradition to bahrain his lawyer says he'll be held for an extra sixty days while his case is decided. the final round of group matches in the european champions league could see last season's runners up liverpool being knocked out the english league leaders must speak napoli at anfield to have any chance of going through in your manner third in the group three points adrift of napoli and two behind p.s.g. . because of the situation we respond before the situation in a good in a good way like in a bad way because we qualified for the competition the group was it is a hard one that was clear when you when we've been we've got the draw and now we have to chance still to go through and that's that. really special. to complain we played so far and now we have to we have to use that to create a special atmosphere with our with the way be flayed and we have to use that as
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well not what i meant to the world important naturally it's been a very important test it will determine whether we qualify from what has been a really difficult group but we have to be calm we have arrived at the final game and we play it with a small advantage we already made the cake now it just needs the cherry on top who fully one of our players puts in their. p.s.g. need a win against the already eliminated red star belgrade to guarantee progression if p.s.g. go out it will break a run of making the group stages for the last six seasons. we have showed that we have energy and the capability to stay strong for long if we show them how much you can slip a game of champions league level we need to confirm that and put a stamp on it with a victory against redstone practically it does not mean we can be liverpool and we lose this game and get eliminated so that you. have arrived back home to argentina following their couple departed doris final loss to city rivals river plate the
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match was played ten thousand kilometers away in madrid after an attack on bogus team bus by river plate fans cause the original second like to be cancelled and moved wanted three one in extra time in the now travel to the united arab emirates to represent south america in the club world cup. contest being seen so in the u.s. city of atlanta has found celebrated atlanta united's win in the final of major league soccer the team paraded their m.l.s. cup past their home stadium where they beat the portland timbers on saturday. brazilian football armada has become the first woman to be inducted into the hall of fame at her country's most famous stadium the six time world player of the year had her feet frozen in time at the american in rio next year marched out will compete in her fifth women's world cup. and the n.h.l. the tampa bay lightning have won their seventh straight games steven stamkos was a star as they down the new york rangers the canadian getting three goals as
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a lightning one that is sixty three. and that's a sport for now more later back to you peter far out thanks very much when we come back on the other side of the break we'll get the latest on the time person of the year award one of them jamal khashoggi. person of. the two new zealand scientist who led a double life so secret even kept it from his family. but his activities would have a military impact for which he would pay the ultimate price. al-jazeera world investigates the life and death. the two new zealand drone engineer. in countries like mine people have been killed.
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a frank's yellowcard the bell you. will continue to hold on in july but into next week with details coverage classical criticism of capitalist economics two zero eight fifty six billion dollars i am baffled for argentina from around the world these are the victims of one of the world's most forgotten conflicts and without agent help they could become a lost generation. honoring the guardians of journalism and their pursuit of the truth time magazine named. as person of the year along with other persecuted right.
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hello and welcome you're watching how to zero live from our headquarters here and also coming up. we have achieved is the best possible only. the e.u. rules or any renegotiation of the brics deal is theresa may seek support from member states to help sell it to the british people. black tuesday after the yellow vests students across france tried to shut down schools to protest against education reforms. banned from school tanzania forces pregnant girls to choose between an education and their unborn child. time magazine has in the last hour named its person of the year as jamal khashoggi along with a group of other journalists they're described as quote the guardians who are being
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honored for taking great risks in pursuit of the greater truth the saudi writer jamal khashoggi was killed in istanbul on october the second he says the magazine all know with staff at the capital gazette a us newspaper in maryland are the recipients of the reuters journalists while long . in prison to me and mom and journalist maria ressa from the philippines well as we've been explaining maria ressa one of the recipients of this prestigious award on and for her work as a journalist who was targeted for covering the philippines president roderigo deter she joins us now on skype from manila maria welcome to al-jazeera what is this award mean to you. i think it shows just how difficult it is to be a journalist and this year will schools we can't get away from the impunity of the google killing kushal the jailing of the voyagers journalist it's been almost
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a year it's a year now and then the challenges we're facing here what's happening in the united states journalists are under attack both online and in the real world and these real world dangers are something we have to fight in order to just be able to do our jobs so if you'll fight sees you in court early next year so what is this will do to you journalism. i was just today in court filing posting bail for four charges that are politically motivated their tax evasion charges four out of five i had to post bail again for a warrant that was issued that i was just indicted but the same one criminal charge in five cases in two different courts. we continue to fight it you know rappler has been under attack since january this year when the government tried to take away our licenses to operate and we've been fighting this in court. the attacks
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are not just in the legal world while law has been weaponized against against rappler we've also been fighting for almost two and a half years exponential attacks lies on social media and these targeted attacks is something new for journalists around the world. how do you carry on being a journalist reporting the facts to your readership allowing them to interpret the story and siphon off the fake news because that's called a fake news what is fake news is when people in high position lie to their voters to the electorate but how do you do your job without crossing the line and becoming a campaigner without say becoming an unelected opposition politician. you know that's a great question because we struggle with that every day but in a way the government does unshackled me raped by attacking me personally i know
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firsthand these charges are essentially they said that i'm a stockbroker you know the tax evasion charges stem from the fact that rascal is now and this is a quote a dealer in securities or not a stock brokerage house and yet here i am my travel is curtailed i've been named a criminal and i will fight this in court. on the substance of your question though i think that we continue doing our jobs and the line what we've used as a hash tag for more than a year now is holding the line we are not against the government we are not against president to tear down what we do want to hold him and his government accountable for the tens of thousands of people who have been killed in the drug war for the impunity that we see online so it's i think that's what we need to do we need to go back to the mission of journalism and to stick to the facts and while
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that can be interpreted in numerous ways one of the things that is very clear is that the gate keeping role which has now been taken over by social media is still requires journalists like us to interpret the world and to me and to actually report what the facts are somebody said very recently that violence in your country is an occupational risk if you do your job in the philippines this award won't make you any safer will it perhaps make journalists slightly more unsafe the need been before because the people that run your country the judiciary that say maybe arguably give your president mr to turkey exactly what he wants when it comes to how you will be dealt with in court in february maybe that makes them focus in on you in a different way. our best defense while we've been under attack legally has been to step up and shine the light and i in that in that sense i hold
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that this award will help focus global attention to the battles that we fight you know it's it's a global battle part of the problem has been that social media platforms have taken away these boundaries of nation states and a lie in one country let's say president trump calling c.n.n. in the new york times fake news a week later president detected in the philippines calls rappler feet these things travel immediately a lie on social media the rise of anti-semitism george soros. remained in la is has traveled to the philippines and that has been used as an attack against rappers that soros supposedly own strapline does not again sifting through these lies is one of the things that you know now journalists have to do
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far more than we've ever done before i think the award also focuses attention on the first line of defense of any democracy and i always used to say you know what when i was a reporter is that the quality of a country's democracy is that pendant on the quality of its journalists. now we're seeing that play out again in a whole different way with technology playing a very different worlds. congratulations thanks for sharing your thoughts at this time on this particular day for you thank you we do appreciate it. thank you it's government leaders in turkey are in talks with the un about launch an investigation into the murder of jamal khashoggi president of the ones renewing his call for murder suspects to be tried under international law the saudis who project to turkey's request to extradite eighteen suspect. it's the. condition that we have requests from state leaders from the united nations and the chairman of the human
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rights committee said that a u.n. investigation must be star it we have spoken to our counterparts at the un and others about this topic and we continue to consult each other it will be necessary for this to go through to the u.n. security council however a commission can be set up by the secretary general to investigate the human rights aspects of this matter and meanwhile in the u.s. some congressmen are planning to launch a full review over the u.s. foreign policy toward saudi arabia they also want to assess the trumpet ministrations response to the killing the journalist was killed more than two months ago now at the saudi consulate in istanbul when he went to collect documents for his forthcoming marriage can be healthy joins us live now from washington so the congress the political dynamic is shifting slightly kimberly but what can these people achieve. well certainly the overarching effort in all of this is to take action where the white house has not now certainly given
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much of the strong commentary that's coming out of capitol hill what's happening in the senate at least in terms of the first sort of procedural vote is somewhat watered down but still this is seen in many ways as a rebuke of president trump essential being pushed by bob corker and other prominent democrats in the senate this is an effort a nonbinding resolution to sensually push to see saudi arabia cease its aggression in yemen to halt the blockade against qatar and also to stop jailing human rights activists but what this is not doing is the century coming out in terms of the language in condemning mohammed bin solomon for ordering the killing of. something that the cia has assessed is in fact the case but something that the white house has certainly brought into question so not only are we going to see this procedural vote heading to a formal vote on that resolution the senate but we also see in the house side now
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in the house of representatives a push to sensually review the u.s. relationship with saudi arabia from top to bottom and the reaction where you are kimberly as of yet to that award the time person of the year one of the recipients being jamal khashoggi. so certainly there is this is just percolating along the news wires and into social media people still reacting positively somewhat to the fact that shows you but also others are being recognized for essentially informing a citizen re this is the the first line of defense in protecting in upholding a democracy and this is how this is being viewed not just on social media but in terms of the headlines that are playing here in the united states you have to remember that not just jim hush oshie but also here very close only about an hour north of here from washington d.c. the capital because that is where five journalists were gunned down because they
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were accused of fake news once again and of course also recognizing those like maria teresa that you interviewed at the start of this program and of course the two journalists that are imprisoned in me and maher these are all very prominent figures that are behind bars or lost their life paying the ultimate price for essentially trying to shine a spotlight on the truth and that is something that is being recognized not just here in the united states by ordinary americans but also as we continue to follow what's happening on capitol hill kimberly thank you very much turn your attention to europe the u.k. as prime minister to reason may is trying to win last minute concessions from e.u. leaders to see if the brics deal she's meeting the german chancellor angela merkel in berlin today following talks with the dutch prime minister mark reuss and in the hague shill then head for brussels to speak to the european commission president to include you include who says there's absolutely no room. for renegotiation.
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the deal we have achieved is the best deal possible it's only the cost and so we can look. there is no room whatsoever for the negotiation but of course to this room if used intelligently is rude enough to give further clarification and further interpretations we evolved open need to review all agreed in this really not happen everyone has to know that the we've gotten really really look we. know the u.k. parliament is holding an emergency debate right now after mrs may yesterday this time yesterday perspire by m.p.'s on her widely unpopular plan to leave the e.u. end of march next year let's go live now to dominic kane our correspondent in brussels dominic what do we think she's managed to get so far if anything.
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well so far shoes have a friendly reception from two separate e.u. leaders marketer the dutch prime minister and anglo-american all the german chancellor but we don't know exactly at least publicly what if anything has emerged from those talks there were no statements no news conferences no joint appearances as it were and she is now on her way here to brussels to speak to the two e.u. institution presidents namely donald tusk of the council of ministers and john claude younker who we heard speaking just there in the european commission where i'm standing speaking to you from now that the problem is that she needs something from these leaders to bring back to london to go to parliament and to and forth to the cabinet first and her own cabinet that is and to parliament to say that she's got some kind of concession some sort of helpful intervention the problem is of course that mr younger has spelt out that there's no real renegotiation possible
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perhaps there may be some leeway in those further comments he made where he said that there was perhaps room for further clarification further interpretation and perhaps that's what it all comes down to how the different sides interpret the deal that was brokered between to reason may's government and the e.u. because one thing is certain they're not going to change the e.u. deal from the e.u. perspective and there are so many variables here yes don because i mean she can't roll it over more than once if she chooses to if the vote takes place in january that everyone saying that makes a second rent second referendum much more likely and listed on record last night your time saying look i have limits i can't go further than we've gone. yes that's the thing isn't it irresistible force an immovable object that that is dictating how things go right now she has to on the one hand remain faithful to the
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deal that she has brokered with the european union the institutions here and the twenty seven other leaders who are the driving force behind the e.u. while simple tain is the suggesting to people in parliament that the european union is making concessions how does she square that circle remember also there's the backstop involving northern ireland where northern ireland is important particularly for this u.k. government because it's the support of the ten d u p democratic unionist party politicians in the house of commons that buttresses to reason may's minority government she has a minority in parliament that's why northern ireland has become so important and remember that those northern irish politicians really don't like this fact stop which they say runs the risk of differentiating between their part of the united kingdom and the rest of it so indeed to reason may face is this real predicament of how she makes one deal which is so unpalatable in her country palatable to them
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whilst trying to get changes here when they're not saying they're prepared to make any changes and with emergency debates taking place in the house of commons now and the knowledge that she is struggling to keep the support of her own cabinet remember tomorrow she'll have a cabinet meeting a cabinet where she's already lost several key members of her cabinet over the course of the past two years since the brags that since she took office she's lost several different cabinet ministers all who were displeased with this briggs it deal that she's come back with to the question will be what can she get from this brussels experience knowing that so far at least the people here don't want it to change dominic thank you. lots more still to come here on al-jazeera oil workers walking off the job again. in the latest write it one of africa's biggest producers .
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hello it could be warmer in hong kong it's hard to complain relieved but average this time of year that's the winter france is gone through snow start falling now temperatures have dropped and this is regime for a couple of days single figures for one hand dropped to shanghai eighteen in hong kong bit of a breeze the real breeze is the strong going out of the south china sea which faces the high grass that goes into wars viet-nam is producing a fair amount of rain some of which is spread up beyond northern i mean to the far west of china but mostly it's going to be a picture of cloud not rain and then with the northeast monsoon across india largely east generating showers in the southern bay of bengal that is a proper circulation there if it develops into anything more it will enhance the writing struggling to once more but i think most of the circulation is going to stay offshore that's wednesday's picture calls dry for videos twenty one and twenty one by day in delhi obviously much colder night and there's the hint of maybe
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significant rain coming in to the eastern side of sri lanka come thursday the arabian peninsula is fine quieten draw a bit of a breeze running down from kuwait down towards you a catch in qatar as well only twenty five as a high compared with thirty two in mecca more of a breeze in this part of saudi so probably a dusty environment as well. he fled to protect his life but denied asylum a congolese activist must return home facing an uncertain future he once again finds himself at the forefront of a political revolution but fighting for democracy can come at a heavy personal cost. back to kinshasa a witness documentary on al-jazeera.
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ok there we are here we go your top stories so far today time magazine has named its person of the year. along with other journalists from the us me and maher and the philippines they're described as the guardians who are being honored for taking great risks in pursuit of the greater truth. government leaders in turkey are in talks with the un about launching an investigation into the murder of jamal saudi arabia's rejected turkey's request to extradite eighteen suspects the turkish president is renewing his call for them to be tried under international law. and
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britain's prime minister is in berlin trying to win last minute breaks concessions but the european commission president says there's absolutely no room whatsoever for renegotiations. now high school students in france a blocked entry to at least sixty schools today they've called the protests black tuesday the students are opposed to government reforms within the education sector police arrested one person when they set fire to been a high school in paris the demonstrations by students were inspired by the ghetto best movement against the president a manual macro economic policy. following that story for us live out of paris natasha how many protests and demos are there across the french capital today. no no far from where i'm standing we've had about a thousand students protesting as you said their protests isn't exactly linked to the first protest in that they have concerns about university entry or forms to the education system but what they really reveals is that there is why discontent here
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in france people from all sections of society coming to the street to basically voice their frustration with the government that they say is out of touch now that you know first protesters optically angry over the rising cost of living in the fact that they say they've struggled to make ends meet and that is why the fridge presents a man with markov addressed the nation on monday night he said that he understood them he took responsibility for some business tax it was quite an emotional speech in many ways and he offered a few concessions now whether or not those concessions will be enough to quell the protests we've seen here over the last few weeks remains to be seen there also protests across from various blockades we have to wait for the weekend because it has been each saturday of the past week that we've seen the really big protests on the streets not a gauge of whether that will be a gauge i should say of whether or not michael speech has really delivered
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something that people feel that now perhaps they can stop they can they can reach out to the government the government can reach out to them whether or not they say look is simply not enough he hasn't given us an opening won't continue is the issue here. the fact that this is not driven by the unions is not driven by opposition m.p.'s or parliamentarians it's real people in the country who are so annoyed because wages haven't kept pace with inflation in france and the unions i mean on the one hand i guess you could say they're not as strong as they used to be anyway . no indeed i mean that's really been the essence of this movement it is a grassroots movement it's been driven and fueled by social media and. that's its strength in many ways but it's also a problem for the government because when you when it comes to trying to negotiate with anyone while there are no clear leaders there are a few people who put themselves forward as leaders but often. been shut down by
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other members of the yellow vests movement so it's a very unpredictable movement it's very difficult to control in that way and it's very difficult for the government to negotiate but what it. has to do now is negotiate with someone so what he's doing is trying to be negotiate with different representatives a society has been talking to. he's been talking to trade union leaders today talking to bankers saying that the wealthy need to do more to help some of the poorer sections of society what will come out that you know the latest opinion polls suggest though that france is pretty much divided there are those who feel that the government now has reached out that is time and there are others who say we are simply continue the protests thanks very much. to hold a general election on february the twenty fourth next year in the vote five times it will be the first nationwide election since the military seized power in
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a coup four years ago and banned political activity. campaigning begins rights groups are concerned about fairness. is an associate editor with the review he says the military oversees all aspects of the government including the forthcoming election. the thai system is having great trouble shaking this military desire to intervene in politics and to put things right now in two thousand and fourteen when john general. took over. there was a state of on rest you could say that there was a need to bring order to a politically unstable situation and there was also the issue of the approaching succession. and order was restored in the succession as successfully completed i think the big concern amongst people is the reluctance of the military to step back now if you set aside the issue of whether or not it's going to be another coup you
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have to look at the issue of military interference going forward and that is the fact that the military has complete control of the senate which can function as a kind of ultra super cabinet in a time of crisis and take over from the like to god and that. you have to look at the situation of the prime minister. maneuvering to become prime minister again in a different system and that system may prove to be unstable because he will no longer have an acquiescent appointed cabinet of cronies and generals he will have elected politicians sitting in that and that is fundamentally potentially destabilizing the oil workers in the bone who started a three day strike in protest of the sacking of six colleagues the walkout is that the french company to tell another strike in july by workers demanding higher pay and better working conditions disrupted production produces about two hundred thousand barrels of crude per day but thousands of workers have been laid off as
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oil prices fell. pregnant girls in tanzania are being forced to abandon their education the president john michael fully says a law banning teenage mothers from returning to the public school system must be strictly enforced catherine sawyer reports now from the northern region of shin younger which has the country's highest teen pregnancy rate. is that help us to know the origin of man i history lesson on a hard dusty afternoon in a gap in open knowledge school the nonprofit sentencing younger rescues girls from early marriages and shelters pregnant teenagers it's even more important now after the government enforced a policy banning teenage mothers from going back to public schools when their babies born. sixteen year old sophia has a twelve month old baby she says she was raped by a brother in law a teacher who has since gone into hiding after she went to the police. after the incident i told my sister his wife or she would not believe me she started
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mistreating me beating me saying i must have been. jacqueline is seventeen years old and six months pregnant she says she was attracted to the baby's father by his generosity. he gave me money and gifts. i could not bring myself to ask my parents because they don't have much money and they are burdened with taking care of my other five siblings government statistics estimates there were nearly seventy thousand teenage pregnancies in twenty sixteen she younger has the highest rate in the country president cream not to allow pregnant girls to return to school highlights the skill not only of teen pregnancies but also child marriages they account for more than thirty five percent of all weddings nationally this is not a new policy there is an existing law on next felling teenage girls who get pregnant and school and up to thirty years for those who get them pregnant but that
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law is not strictly enforced human rights campaign as we talked to said the president's directive holds back the gains that have been made in ensuring that girls remain in school. girls are allowed to go to vocational centers are private schools after birth but these few nonprofit once sat as a gap a and others are too expensive for many. we had made good progress with the ministry officials toward working out of a more middle and outside girls to go back to school their presidential degree means those plans are now or. some human rights campaigners say women's rights laws in tanzania are vague conflicting and discriminatory we have car to have tradition we have practices and to have laws what is the best foot and. gets. in terms of education i think that is an area we have to see should we see
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and revise our. policies and i want all those to me i would say here is sitting pensively on has school desk back in session younger sophia tells us if she could have a chat with the president she'd tell him that she didn't want to become pregnant she was raped and she deserves a second chance catherine so i al-jazeera she younger northwest and santa. claus more news on the websites is always there for you twenty four seven the web address you need al-jazeera dot com also of course as i download it onto your smart device the headlines are next. updating the top stories for you this hour time magazine has named its person of the. along with other journalists from the us me and maher and the philippines they're described as the guardians who are being honored for taking great risks in
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pursuit of a greater truth we talk to one of them maria ressa honored for her coverage of the philippines president. i think it shows just how difficult it is to be a journalist this year will we can't get away from the first impunity of the brutal killing. jailing of the reuters journalists it's been almost a year it's a year now and then the challenges we're facing here what's happening in the united states journalists are under attack both online and in the real world and these real world dangers are something we have to fight in order to just be able to do our jobs government leaders in turkey are in talks with the u.n. about launching an investigation into the murder of jamal khashoggi saudi arabia has rejected turkey's request to extradite eighteen suspects turkey's president is renewing his call for them to be tried under international law britain's prime minister is in berlin right now trying to win last minute breaks at concessions but
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the european commission president says there is absolutely no room whatsoever for renegotiation to deal we have achieved is the best deal possible it's only the course and so we can look. there is no room whatsoever for the negotiation but of course to this room if used intelligently is rude enough to give further clarification and further interpretations we vote openly do we have to all agree to this really look happen everyone has to look at the real deal we would look at the. students in france a blocked entry to dozens of high schools nationwide in protest against government education reforms one person was arrested after a fire outside a school in paris the students say there could be calling it black to see protests are inspired by the yellow vests cry against president obama's tax rises and
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economic policies those are your headlines the news continues after the stream i'll see them tangy tomorrow. the war on drugs in the philippines is pushing jails to breaking point a record number of inmates languish behind bars for years awaiting trial one on one east philippines locked up on al-jazeera. i am from the ok family could be and here in the stream is there a solution to gun violence in the united states we talked to members of a nonprofit organization the police it has and we want to hear your thoughts tweet us or leave your comments in the live you tube chat and you too could be in the stream. i'm shakhtar bizarro i rate the award winning prison diaries and you are in the stream. this year the u.s.
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city of chicago has been the scene of nearly two thousand eight hundred shootings a statistic that stands as a sobering reminder of a cycle of violence that shows no signs of stopping but organizes of greenery and trey subscribe to the belief that nothing stops a booklet like a job i would say to end the cycle of violence you must eradicate the forces that diminish the humanity of young people. right down. and probably nobody wants. this is why the program is so important because this is the way we're trying to say this is a look at the levitating when do not know don't nobody want it and want to go anywhere but they're joining eight months ago twenty years six months in prison rather well you like to talk about this being a second chance but it's almost so perfect now it's result of getting the
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behavioral health finally getting the right skill training and will emerge leader. so what happened. when violence is treated like a community health crisis instead of a crime i say well joining us to talk about this in san francisco california rami nashashibi he's the executive director of the inner city muslim action network in chicago or eman and joining us on sat billy moore case manager for the green reentry program and lanark mcinnis a member of that program welcome everyone to the stream they get it's good to have you here our brother rami i want to show you something here a couple of tabs on my lap top one is a gun violence archive and you can see the number of injuries from gun violence in twenty eighteen another one is from the chicago tribune fifty of the most recent victims in twenty eighteen of shootings another story hey twenty eight thousand was a record year for school gun violence this is how we know when we talk about gun
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violence in the united states statistics and deaths and not much positivity he'd be your kind of flipping the script on this when you see those stats what do you say well you know there's no doubt that the scores of gun violence in the united states is something that affects all communities irrespective of socioeconomic background urban you know geography whether it's urban or rural clearly an organization like ours is one that has been focusing on this issue in inner city urban communities of chicago and when we look at the problem of gun violence or violence more broadly in chicago i think what we try to do is to. deal with some of the very root causes that historically undergird that violence that in fact provide us with the opportunity to demonstrate that it can be solved jobs opportunities infrastructure
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capacity these are real solutions that create real alternatives for violence and we've seen that work. yeah one of the things that doesn't get address and over is the trauma that people are suffering in our communities due to the fact that they live in these areas that this late in a lot of my young men come to us and they just want to change because it's out there for them to get away from the things that they're around all day every day the blocks so we provide basically a sanctuary and will dress in a whole person who behavior health their. essential life skills we talk about transforming the thinking that. we stand in front of them also as men who have made mistakes in their lives have changed it turned it around and we just showed them how my biggest sound is trying to fast forward
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a young man's thinking. right now so that he don't make the mistakes that i made as a youth. and it's hard because the only thing that exposed who is what they know what they come from but we provide that that environment that deals them up. on this unapologetic about spiritual basis will we feed the soul. as well as the knowledge in the trays which we have three trays that we. construction electrical and carpentry and wood general found our own community as well as you mentioned hoping to teach young people what to turn around away from now that you know you have it in the wisdom and you can look back and show them i want to bring up this week we got from a pastor in chicago actually and this one to you pastor donovan price writes and he says the individuals i am honored to work with are affected in ways that people
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could never imagine deeper and more far reaching into their existence and who ever thought it ok to discharge a firearm could have hoped so when he talks about the ways that people are affected explain to our international audience what is that like what is it like to be a young black man in chicago. it is hard because it's a lack of opportunity it's a lack of resources so when you when i get when i got present it were up to me like . it was like i didn't really believe that first because coming in is gas from those what for me i want to live in fear me so it's like. get this person or that we chant of here in then we come to space like ok i'll start i want to start the program i came to the space with a bunch of guys that i don't know i don't know from campaign so it was tension in a room all awesome differences that
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a city you don't know who know who you don't know if you won't be the next them or what but. all of our tenants are here we are here to better ourselves so once we start i want to start. actually buying into the program i actually see light because i mean i want only becoming there for just a very. old mom and to they help me be a better man that's awful awful like they have to be a better man. with the cognitive thinking how to let you know when i really want to let me know your thoughts and control how you feel and has gone out and control your actions and we as black men on emotion we know how to really express anger because can get we conditioned to only express and we may we when you want to when you cry and you look when you're man grown up that's it that's an emotion that gets suppressed so coming up when we become men we don't know how to deal with her or pain we go we just we explode in ways that we shouldn't so we been me have an
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opportunity to be around guys that the twenty years or gad it did thirty years that kind of messed up a life and me in the actually being to reflect who me. listen to me and them our problems and help me work those out it was like it's a real joy because it's easy for someone to lead you in a one way not saying. it's easy for to do it so when i actually understand like the whole concept one just about. electricity or learn how to be in one just about that it was more of help wellness they cared they care more not doubt so desolate when i when i actually felt better and i understood they care way more than i understood the game. because come one come from it's not no it's not
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a lot of time but. i want to play something something i've seen a lot and it's played every time people talk about gun violence and how do we stop gun violence and this is one reason and one example of maybe how we might stop it have a look at have a listen two decades ago the gun lobby pressured toggles to pass a dicky i'm in effect only stopping the center for disease control and prevention for conducting the public health research that we know will save lives this lack of a public investment in gun safety research has left us woefully ignorant about many aspects of gun violence in the united states and the most effective interventions to reduce gun deaths even the original author of this restriction former representative jay dickey has publicly change his mind about the a myth that bears his name and urged congress to resume public health research on gun violence. rami there doesn't seem to be that because appetite in the u.s. to actually research gun violence in
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a way that you might be out of work out how do we stop it how do we reduce the amount assume things how do we reduce the number of deaths is actually. i think you know there is an increasing realization that if we don't modify and come and push simple common sense gun laws in communities whether it's urban communities or whether it's in you know rural our suburban communities across america we're going to continue to see the arithmetic carnage that unfortunately has you know been on our you know t.v. screens throughout the year so i do think you're beginning to see an increasing realization bipartisan realization that something must change meanwhile i do think that again the types of violence in this types of problems associated with violence go way beyond simple gun laws in urban communities for instance it's about
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investment it's about commitment to real opportunities for communities that are under extraordinary stress and have been criminally disinvested in for decades betty you've got case on a chair on your. side now your case manager creamery entry and i'm just going to have fever couple of pictures here this is an amazing selfie and i got this many people in one shot. last year. and then another great picture let me see if i can find you they write that when we're looking at tackling gun violence as as a health issue what is it that you want to doing. well it's a disease displaying a community and if you don't approach it in the sense that you really don't understand how to cure it we have to get out in the community and get in front of we have the wrap our arms around these young men who are basically without hope.
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you show me a young man with a gun so young and what i hope so we can poor the zhang minutes of programs like him on which will help address the the systemic issues that these young men i belong with when i talk about trauma these young men have been brought up like the r.c.a. will only understand how to express anger they don't have a healthy resource of of upbringing and you know some of these young men don't have fathers or positive male role model that they had to look up to was raised by a single mother who basically had the work you know to provide for her family the one unique thing about him on in our grammarians reprogram is that we have a in a generational cohort and what that is is that we bring in old the mere who've done a substantial amount of time in prison and we put them together with younger male who's basically dealing with these issues of trying to find out who they are
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determine understand themselves by being inundated with the things that's going on in the community did dictate this is what a man is about and those are the ones this you put in triggers so please gas together help serves a purpose for the older guy who did all this time in prison and then had the opportunity of raising his own kid is he missed out on a nice young man actually sin. who have made mistakes and live the life that they're living now so that they can learn from no. that's one way or dylan would have an opportunity to get guys like myself. to get in their lives and to see the lousy young men and have a space to blame and that they now have hope of that investigation and it's interesting because what i'm seeing from people online is that the opposite of hope is then returning to those same streets in that same life i want to bring in
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a comment we got from the research director at the john jay college of criminal justice and he talks about that word recidivism the cycle that will have people leave jail leave prison and then return to what have a listen to what he told the stream recidivism is what research is sometimes used to measure the chances a person involved in the criminal justice system will be involved again after a new crime but we don't always know if people have committed new crimes only when they were caught committing crimes a person is rearrested or reconvicted or even reincarnated we say they were set of a good but recidivism is a combination measure it captures both individual behavior as well as the intensity of effort by police and the courts to stop that behavior if a person comes from a neighborhood that's under intense police surveillance their chances of being a recidivist will be higher than people coming from a different neighborhood that has less police surveillance. so that idea of communities under surveillance will those rates will go up keep that in mind as i read this week here this is from katie she says we need to teach marketable skills
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for careers that will hire them when i worked at a jail many that came back said the same things i was hungry and had to pay my bills no one would hire me so i had to steal prostitute except they didn't want to but they felt forced to for survival rami i'll give this one t. you taking into account what you heard in that video comic earlier talked to us about that cycle the recidivism cycle yeah you know let me give you real specifics that to stick that we found in the state of illinois and in fact we helped to introduce legislation with churches and community organizations to begin to address this that the receipt of his i'm rate for instance in two thousand and fifteen and sixteen over eighty five percent of those who receive evading going back to prison were doing so on technical parole violations what that meant was and that could be anything from someone who is coming home trying their best to reenter to get into a job and stop by the police in communities that disproportionately have police
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presence and are stopping people at traffic stops stopping people just walking down the street oftentimes the parole violation could be as. simple as being in the presence of others who are on parole that was actually a law on the books and was able to be a cause for then re incarceration and what that does of course is just continue to increase the fifty percent recidivism rate specially for individuals who are back within the first fourteen months what we have fought back against is both legislatively trying to reduce the barriers for reentry by changing some of those laws and we were successful in doing so in the state of illinois modifying that through grassroots coalitions and campaigns and as katie was saying on that sweet beginning to provide real not only marketable skills but pressure with the private
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industry that we all must be invested in this issue it cannot simply be community organizations pushing the cause of trying to find employment private industry government. universities and private citizens must whether they live in communities that are affected by this issue are not we are often living in urban centers that have these type of neighborhoods in them and we almost see ourselves as collectively invested in trying to create equity across the board so that's something that we have found successful in reducing the recidivism rate in our program and it's and we've seen the positive impact back in have on you know certain blocks in our neighborhoods they're not in line if i ask a couple of questions the. accident all right said here we have you.
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see you in posturing costs what's going on here i don't see the party that even may not have to say it's hidden conveniently is like it's a is a therapeutic thing knowing that at the writing room in your answer if i remember from school it's a coil pack. so you make this a real living than any roly the thumbs up the side is that just sit nicely done but would you say you are a success story of this kind of approach to. gun violence to to help stop young people from getting sucked in i would say yeah yeah i would because. our listeners have had to me and i could do you want to slow down a little bit because some of our international audience will not. know what that experience is polite so you've been shot how many times a minute. two separate occasions ok. have you stopped to show anybody else no ok so you've just been the middle of it
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and you have been victim ok but me me being a part of the group. him amy not want to feel not feed those knees when i got shot . there's not a call one one only. so if you've ever done for sure. when i got to help help and pick them up so when i got shot i was very discouraged i want to bring me energy in there because i noticed among my positive space was not and was progress so when i got it was like i have to use all the jewels that these guys gave you know so i got it i got to get past this i can't perpetuate the cycle because of. any negativity i'm part of the problem right so they give you coping tools to manage it so you got it. when you think of those coping tools we actually got several tweets
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from around the world so in kenya one person talks about the sequence as a sig stigmatise ation are performed offenders in their country we also got tweets coming to us from uganda and other places of people saying we are actually looking at chicago as a model for how to do things billy do you think this is something that scalable that can be scaled up for other cities around the world absolutely and the reason why i say that because the my story. when i was sixteen years old i had this thank you kiran it was the right thing to do which was totally wrong for sixteen year old to be here and. when you carry the problems fortunately i had a confrontation. with. the best basketball player to come out of chicago high school basketball player name of ben wilson as a result of a confrontation. and he. i want to waste the twenty years of my life.
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it was a confrontation was a mistake it was something that never happened it was senseless. so when i. understand the position that you can be put in when you carry and also understand what that cycle of retaliation is about. because you would never solve this problem. i was fortunate to have a son who. dated i started working for you. i had to bury him he was sixteen. the only thing that i want to the world to understand was the i made a mistake and i was i was sorry for what i had done and the impact that i had calls . been the family but the whole entire city of chicago because benji represented
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a drain most people probably would never have the opportunity to live out. when he died their dream was affected by you know the inside of a city like romney said he was that the way and it was a mistake so when my son was kill you know i had to look inside of myself and be willing to also extend forgiveness to the young men who had even to be forgiven because they hadn't even been arrested in that city is the billy thank you for sharing that story and our heart goes out to the big tim's been just family of course also to your son into your family i want to share a comment we got from the former chicago public schools c.e.o. and the u.s. secretary of education formerly arnie duncan take a look at my screen here you'll see how these two men are related to arnie duncan knows you a billion you all have worked together here's
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a comment from arnie. it's been an extraordinary partner in their decades long commitment to build to rebuild the community with community through community with community genius with community input with the residents who so many others would like to throw away or forget is remarkable i think it's a model not just for chicago it's a model for the country internationally and what they're doing to create life to create hope to create a sense of possibility is absolute. but it's an extraordinary story it's extraordinary what you're doing right now. what's the message you want to leave the world with. reconciliation we have to found a way it's. restored of justice on a very basic a minute level we can't wait for my situation thirty four you. have stand in
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front of the world to reconcile the death of someone and to be forgiven we've got to start with kids in a schoolyard this having fights and make them accountable make them understand the value and reconciling the differences understand how to resolve conflict without it becoming. violent and being like a deaf and that's that's something that we almost counted accountability for but i feel like i've been in one of your classes one of the we're told so the young men i was like now i've got the full belly experience thank you so much billie leonarda ramey for bringing the your experience no insight to us because so often we talk about mass shootings and shootings and gun violence and with little hope and you bring us a great deal of. make up and with this tweet from south africa they write in great story watching all the way from south africa or african people need healing and opportunities to become who we really are thanks for that comment. thank you so
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observers who you invited into the country to finish the job i haven't said it's a right wing conspiracy or anybody. do you think we're going to see some kind of change in the u.s. . we heard. from. headquarters in doha. a welcome to the news. time magazine names. other targeted journalists as person of the year. naming
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saudi arabia's crown prince responsible for death while turkey is pushing for an international investigation into the murder of the saudi journalist also on the grid mission impossible to research. trying to get more assurances from europe. hoping to rescue the deal which has provoked a storm of criticism in the u.k. but as she meets with european leaders the president of the european commission is keeping the door closed on renegotiation talks in brussels with the latest. and the spoils of war the united states returns the bells of poland he got to the philippines after one hundred seventeen years in one thousand know one u.s. troops confiscated the bells to avenge the deaths of dozens of fellow soldiers now more than a century later the bronze bells of returned home and will reign throughout the country and the backlash against which to see jack dorsey why tweets about
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meditation has ignited a storm online and ahead of the hundreds that fast around the show use the hash tag a genius grant. low savvy journalist john now fresh l.g. and a group of other journalists have been collectively chosen as time magazine's person of the year the magazine called them the guardians and says they all took risks in pursuit of the truth they include two reuters journalists imprisoned by myanmar's government and the staff of an american newspaper where five people were shot and killed in june ashaji was a fierce critic of the saudi crown prince he was murdered in istanbul two months ago his killing has sparked efforts by u.s. senate sister sanction the saudi krynn crown prince in defiance of president trump and his administration kimberly how he joins us live now from washington kimberly first of all any reaction at this point i know it was just
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a couple of hours ago today that this announcement by time magazine has him being there person of the year. right well we're watching very carefully certainly some top democrats will be at the white house nancy pelosi and chuck schumer the future house speaker and also the ranking democrat in the senate they'll be at the white house meeting with donald trump later today and certainly they may speak on this but this is already trending on social media this is certainly something that is catching the headlines here in the united states the news that shows she as well as other journalists have been named time's person of the year and it is notable that she. is the first to make that distinction given the fact that he is deceased of course what all of these journals have in common is that they were targeted for their work they were fighting for the truth and this is certainly being recognised in the united states the fact that in the so-called era fake news where this is an
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expression that has been bandied about not just from the u.s. president but all the way to the philippines the fact that this is critical importance the magazine recognizing that informed citizenry is kind of the first line of defense when protecting democracy so not only do we have interest in that headline hasn't but also the fact that on capitol hill this story continues to push back as you point out to the fact that donald trump has not taken any action despite the fact that there's been an overwhelming push on capitol hill to take strong action against saudi arabia over the killing of show she we're watching the senate very carefully as it will be voting in the first of a procedural vote to sensually take the first step in changing the relationship between the united states and saudi arabia in essence putting in forward moving ahead nonbinding legislation a resolution of fact that would not sanction saudi arabia as many had hoped for or
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even point directly condemning mohamed bin selman for the killing of. the conclusion of the cia but instead at least recognizing. calling for a ceasing of aggression in yemen calling for a halt to the blockade in qatar and also to stop the jailing of human rights activists in saudi arabia so a lot of focus on the case of shows she whether it's time magazine or whether it's on capitol hill there really is a continue push to re-examine the relationship between saudi arabia and the united states and what are the what are u.s. senate is really hoping to accomplish to be here because as you say this is a non-binding vote is it essentially just symbolic. it is symbolic but in many ways it's not given the fact that there are co-equal branches of government in the united states the white house is one of those branches the other is the legislation of the congress and of course there also is the judiciary all have equal weight what we see here is
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a frustration among senior senators who feel that donald trump continuing to allow the saudi crown prince plausible deniability in the face of intelligence which has been in the words of lindsey graham not the smoking gun but the smoking sob referring to that bone saw that we know was used in the killing following the brief by the cia director gina housefull so this is this is an effort to put pressure on this white house to do more and well this is just a first step certainly we can expect to see more because in the house of representatives in january democrats will be taking over that body and they have promised thorough investigations not just in this case but on donald trump's tax records for example there's a lot of pressure coming from capitol hill and on this administration so we expect to see more this is just the first step in what is a legislative body that often moves very slowly but seems intent on holding the trumpet ministration accountable in terms of the case of the killing of. pointing
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a finger at saudi arabia specifically the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman kimberly thanks for that kimberly how in washington now as we mentioned philippine journalist maria ressa is one of the recipients of time magazine's person of the year she was recognized for her coverage of the philippine president rodrigo to tend to she spoke to. in the last hour and she said the award highlights just how challenging it has become for journalists to do their jobs. i think it shows just how difficult it is to be a journalist and this year will cool if we can't get away from the impunity of the crucial killing of. the jailing of the reuters journalists it's been almost a year it's a year now and then the challenges we're facing here what's happening in the united states journalists are under attack both online and in the real world and these real world dangers are something we have to fight in order to just be able to do
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our jobs rappler has been under attack since january this year when the government tried to take away our licenses to operate and we've been fighting this in court. the attacks are not just in the legal world while a lot has been weaponized against against rappler we've also been fighting for almost two and a half years exponential attacks lies on social media and these targeted attacks is something new for journalists around the world we continue doing our jobs and the line what we've used as a hash tag for more than a year now is holding the line we are not against the government we are not against president richard but we do want to hold him and his government accountable for the tens of thousands of people who have been killed in the drug war for the impunity that we see online it i think that's what we need to do we need to go back
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to the mission of journalism and to stick to the facts and while that can be interpreted in numerous ways one of the things that is very clear is that the gate keeping role which has now been taken over by social media still requires journalists like us to interpret the world and to me and to actually report what the facts are. maria ressa there talking to us earlier one of the journalists named as time's person of the year and twenty eight in one hour britain's prime minister theresa may has been on a whistle stop tour of european capitals looking for help. we will talk about the recent may and her efforts on breaks it in just a moment but we're going to turn back to events surrounding the shoji murder in just a moment the impact of his murder is still being felt throughout global politics and diplomacy turkey's foreign minister now says his government is in talks with
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the u.n. about launching an investigation into the killing of the saudi journalist earlier riyadh rejected turkey's request to extradite the eight hundred suspects to stand trial in turkey over the killing of let's turn now to mohammed vall who is in istanbul for us so what more are we hearing on this. yes the turkish foreign minister earlier today he made it very clear that turkey has begun to news patience to word saudi arabia because of the lack of cooperation on the part of saudi arabia he said that there are now talks going on between turkey and the us and with regards to the file the dossier. and the possibilities very high that this file will be transferred to an international court for an international investigation about it turkey has been waiting for saudi arabia to ask so many questions and give so many clarifications about the murder of jamaat
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hotshots one of them is the man who is the man who gave the order to kill also the extradition of the eighteen suspects the name of the local collaborator the saudis talked about and the remains of the body of. these requests have been responded to favorably by saudi arabia the saudi foreign minister two days ago said there is no way saudi arabia will hand over the suspects to turkey he said it is against the law both in saudi arabia and turkey here but techie said that it is within the framework of the law that they have required the extradition of those suspects because they were sent here by this by the government of saudi arabia to commit heinous crime on turkish soil so that given taken that by lot of approach between turkey and saudi arabia is not working according to the turkish testaments losing patience and now looking for alternatives and they are saying that it is now a matter of time before the handover this file to the u.n. all preparations according to the ministry of justice yesterday have been completed
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technical preparations and legal preparations and it is only waiting for a decision by the turkish government all right live for us there in stamboul thanks very much. now an israeli firm has developed a powerful cyber weapon and sold it to saudi arabia with the consent of the israeli government now the n.s.o. group is accused of being an accessory to murder namely the murder of jamal khashoggi according to a report in the washington post the company provided technology to the saudis that was used to hack the phones of targets in six middle eastern countries last week a saudi activist filed a lawsuit in israel against the company almost abdulaziz claims the company hacked his phone in order to track conversations between him and making it complicit in the murder according to the israeli newspaper ha'aretz saudi arabia paid fifty five
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million dollars for a system so advanced it is classified as a weapon and requires government approval to sell it the pegasus surveillance program allows customers to secretly tap into phone calls record keystrokes read messages and track internet history on a targeted fun it also enables customers to use a phones microphone and camera as surveillance devices an older version of the software required targets to click on a link to give access to the phone but now all it needs is the sim card number one man who knows something about government surveillance is the former n.s.a. employee and whistleblower edward snowden this is what he said to her it's last month about the company and its practices the n.s.o. group in today's world based on the evidence we have they are the worst of the worst in selling these burglary tools that are being actively currently used to violate the human rights of dissidents opposition figures activists. to some
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pretty bad players. but they're not alone. well dan ingleton is the deputy director for the technology division of amnesty international she joins us now from london thanks very much for being with us now you missed the international is suing the israeli government. over this just just tell us a little bit more about that the response the you've gotten from them and how you plan to move forward you know well actually we're looking at we're exploring our options to further get accountability for the attack and targeting of an amnesty international employee basically a number of months ago a colleague of ours received a text message that had saudi arabia related content and when i say big content i'm referring to sort of social engineering information to try and get our colleague to click the link had they clicked the link it would have done all the things that you articulated the pegasus software is able to do we wrote to the ministry of defense
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through an israeli lawyer saying them to suspend or revoke the export license to two at the end so group in light of the fact that there is an attack against our organization against civil society and human rights defenders around the world we received a categorical. negative response from the ministry of defense saying that the organization was acting within the law and that that's a serious problem that there needs to be more accountability for and so group and other organizations like it working with governments that have very treacherous human rights records what do you say to those on the other side who argue that there are national security imperatives here that the way. you know concerns a. about privacy and so on and there are people who say that. you know if they have something that they want to hide then they don't they won't go on on social media on. talk about it on the phone and so on. i mean there's a few there's
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a few different issues in there or one of them is that you're right a lot of this is hidden behind national security rhetoric national security excuses but the truth is to be in line with international human rights obligations there has to be some oversight there has to be some due diligence and the fact that these companies these companies in particular and as a group has been touted again and again and again of targeting civil society human rights defenders it's clear that they're not even acting in line with how they say though the parameters of their work is they've told amnesty international and numerous other organizations and journalists it's that they only sell to governments to use to fight crime and terrorism well this married with the fact that it's been an international crackdown on civil society a context in which human rights defenders are increasingly criminalized means that there's a huge gap within which human rights defenders are being targeted with in this game caught up with the national security rhetoric but all it's really doing is shrinking the space for civil society shrinking the human rights space for us all
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and increasingly violating privacy rights of people around the world are we entering an era now where information in all its forms whether it's on social media or elsewhere is is being essentially being weaponized now by governments. certainly information that's in the public all information can be weaponized if it's sort of used right i think the issue here is that we all still have a reasonable expectation of privacy and particularly for human rights defenders civil society people fighting for the rights of it all that reasonable expectation of privacy is being you know it increasingly synched and so i don't think that the weaponization of our private spaces is a legitimate way forward for for any government and certainly organizations to create the tools that governments use to do this need to face some sort of accountability which is again why amnesty international wrote to the ministry of defense demanding the revocation of the export license and will continue to explore our options legally and otherwise to make sure that civil society and human rights
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defenders don't continue to face this kind of threat and attack good to speak with you dan ingleton joining us there from london thanks very much now to briggs it and britain's prime minister theresa may on a whistle stop store right now of european capitals looking for help on tuesday she canceled a planned vote in parliament on her briggs's deal accepting it would be categorically rejected by m.p.'s now she is looking for changes to the terms from europe but several leaders have already made clear that the agreement much like the prime minister herself earlier in berlin is locked in. not up for renegotiation. the deal we have achieved is the best deal possible it's only the cost and so we can not. there is no room
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whatsoever for the negotiation but of course to this room if used intelligently is room enough to give further clarification and further interpretations we evolved open new do with all agree to this will not happen everyone has to know that the real dollar will really not be. a let's go now to dominic cain who is in brussels to pass this for us so dominic we just heard there from the european commission president the president essentially saying this is it there's no going back this is the deal so it's hard to see at this point how much the british prime minister is going to accomplish on this tour. yes indeed very hard to see very much at all which seems to be how some of this is irresistible force versus immovable object irresistible force being the apparent refusal of
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british m.p.'s in the british house of commons to to accept this deal and the immovable object being the e.u. commission the council the other e.u. leaders to accept any renegotiation of this deal we heard from president younker there speaking to your m.p.'s and we heard the applause of those euro m.p.'s and that is indicative of the sort of support that there is for the position of the e.u. institutions these r.v. the british government with this deal we know for example as you were saying that when america has met to reason may market route to the dutch prime minister has met to resume a she's on her way here now to hold meetings with the two or the presidents of the two e.u. institutions based in brussels namely donald tusk of the council of ministers and of course john claude young of the european commission the building i'm standing in front of clearly she will get a warm friendly reception from these leaders but she's got to face some cold hard facts that will be no renegotiation from the european point of view one interesting
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line for us to investigate perhaps is those comments by the president at the end of that. sound bite we just heard when he talked about the used intelligently further clarification further interpretations the question is what sort of clarification can there be on a deal which seems pretty clear it seems to be dividing people quite clearly what sort of interpretation can there be placed on the terms of that deal remember one of the really crucial elements of it is the backstop regarding northern ireland and that has seemed to be really intractable for many members of the british house of parliament so tourism a comes here perhaps hoping that they'll be some developments but on the face of it publicly. the e.u. institutions e.u. leaders are not giving way to the question is what will she take back with her to london which will put people there and what is it all about this the impasse over
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this irish backstop though dominic i mean obviously that was a major concern for m.p.'s back in back in london but even if she gets some sort of clarification on that issue is she would she have really made much headway. to convince these back in london. well we have to work to see don't we the point is she has to persuade m.p.'s were first of all hasn't she got to persuade her own cabinet remember that when the cabinet discussed this deal some time ago it really brought about serious divisions several key members of her cabinet resigned in protest at this deal and i've spoken out against this deal so bear that in mind when you look at the substance of what we're discussing right now from the european perspective it seems that this deal has united most of the influential figures in opposition to the suggestion of any renegotiation there so yes the backstop is pointed out as being one of the key
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areas of disagreement but of course there are other issues there too there are many people who aren't particularly happy about the trade negotiation angle because remember that free trade is something that the brig's the tears those people who campaigned for the u.k. to leave the european union said would be very easy for the u.k. to renegotiate or to negotiate new deals with other countries and that sort of thing and it would be easy for the u.k. to negotiate deals with the e.u. well so far at least hasn't proved to be that easy so there are lots of issues that seem to be dividing politicians in the u.k. about paradoxically the politicians here both in the e.u. institutions that also in the other member states seem quite united in their position. all right for the moment dominic cain live for us there in brussels. now french president emanuel macross says he is raising the minimum wage and cutting taxes it is an attempt to stem what's become
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a major and sometimes violent protest movement known as the yellow vests but the protesters say the concessions don't go far enough to speak now to natasha butler in paris so natasha what more on this well. speech to the nation as you mentioned on monday night i mean in it he certainly tried to appeal to you might say the more moderate protesters in this yellow vest movement and the many people across france who have supported this movement even though they haven't necessarily been out in the streets i mean he offered a range of concessions boosting the minimum wage some tax breaks encouraged employers to give people bonuses he also in his style in his demeanor was trying to appeal to those critics who have been saying he's too arrogant he's out of touch he doesn't know how ordinary people feel so he certainly came across as somebody a lot more humble to he said he was sorry he had made mistakes he took
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responsibility for the way that people felt and for their financial suffering in many respects it was quite an emotional plea now what's the result of that now of course a man to walk on was to try and stop these protests that we've seen over the past four weeks particularly the violence but if you look at opinion polls in france today they seem to suggest that the country is pretty divided between those who feel that look he's reached out he's offered something now's the time to negotiate and the others the protesters many of the yellow vests who say look we're not moving we're going to continue with our blockades because we feel he just hasn't given us enough they want more money in their pockets at the end of the month. and of course the question remains tasha as to whether whether he's done enough here to to appease there are concerns because this is a protest movement that has really grown out to include people on the left and the right of french politics yes and one of the difficulties
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for him at all marco going forward is he says he wants to negotiate and reach out and start discussions to stop the protests but then who does he talk with because this is a grassroots movement it's driven by social media air there are all sorts of people in it from all walks of life and often they don't agree amongst themselves what the issues are what their demands are some leaders of come forward but then others say they don't represent me so it's a very moving flexible unpredictable movement in a manner mark or really doesn't have any particular leaders that he can negotiate with and that's been one of the problems with this movement it's also what has given the movement so much strength now what a man all mark was doing is trying to speak to different sections of society in order to try to reach people that way so he's been talking to trade union leaders he's talking with bankers today he's been talking to local mayors all in a way to try and formulate more strategies more measures to show that he's really trying to reach out and and find out what he can do next but really it's not
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clear what will happen over the next few days i think we have to wait and see will people take to the streets the numbers that we saw before the numbers they're not so big but really it's the violence that has caught people's imagination that shocked the nation and that's just something that amount of money or wants to stop the trash about a life for us there in paris. did you ever think you could use plastic bottles as money or if you're watching us on facebook you're about to find out when and how that's possible also ahead on the show a breakthrough in negotiations yemen's morning sides agreed to swap thousands of prisoners we'll take a look at what else was agreed. how did the weather settle down to its normal at this time of the year which means
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mostly iran is seeing occasional showers not much else and all the actions in the eastern mediterranean focusing on turkey and then of course the rain flows out across cyprus to the levant and beyond and that's the picture for wednesday masses of snow for turkey and southern caucasus rain in syria rain to some degree in lebanon and beyond almost dancer would sign a piece of that is fine let's try and i went for iraq across the border which is fine because it's been flooding here recently we've got a bit more rain to come in the northeast as you can see comes a day but even here or even in turkey says if things look quite as you can see in beirut seventeen in what should be sunny weather which is of course the case for the south for a little cloud around now a little bit brushing the coast of the mountain maybe southern yemen as well the breeze and particularly strong winds a bit of a northerly to start with on the gulf and more subtly in the western side of saudi arabia not a surprise active weather now is showing itself in towns near catching the northern
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parts of zimbabwe in zambia and of course mozambique this is sees no you should see some pretty heavy rain this time the u.s. so this is what you might expect to see with this twenty one in a westerly in cape town. xenophobe violent and beating the drum for an ethnic civil war in the heart of. al-jazeera infiltrates one of the continent's past. and exposes links to members of the european parliament and marine the pen's national. generation hate. part of a special investigation on al-jazeera. al-jazeera
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a message on whatsapp or telegram plus nine seven four five zero one trip or one four nine. hundred sixty four countries have adopted the un's migration pact some leading nations like the united states and australia have refused to sign it saying it intrudes on national sovereignty let's go now to hashem hutter is live in matter cash for sasha what more on this. this has been widely described by the united nations and many countries it's quite an interesting moment now they have endorsed the pact but they will have to wait and see what happens next there are two challenges that they face first of all whether they will be able to reach a compromise with the u.s. with italy with austria and all those countries that rejected the deal saying that
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if you poses a threat to their sovereignty on the other hand there are many countries which indorsed the adopter of the agreement but however they face the rise of far right political parties which could be using this whole issue as an election car to advance their agenda and some of them if they come to power they will and the risk is high that they would pull out from the global compact form a question which could deal a severe blow to the gains that were made here remember for the time be the united nations in particular thinks this is the. moment and that are so far as the international community of this agreement stands as the only platform for the international community to tackle problems that they face as we speak for example the detention of children crossing with their families into the united states of america or the density of refugees and migrants from the middle east all the way to europe or the sub-saharan migrants trying to cross into europe now the reason for
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that states clearly all the countries should come together to solve these particular issues and hashim if they're not able to get the big countries like the united states and australia on board with this how how effective is this pact going to be ultimately. the fact that the united states of america under trump has distanced itself by pulling out from the deal severely undermines the chances of implementing the deal in a way or another because it will be extremely difficult for the united nations to go forward and say that we have a mechanism that could be implemented the american has made it quite clear this is something that violates their sovereignty and this is something they fear could further encourage millions of people to cross into different countries particularly
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in europe and the united states of america but the it has in we're talking about seventy million people who were forced from their homes we're talking about twenty four million refugees worldwide we're talking about wars and conflicts in different parts of the world in sub-saharan africa in the middle east in syria in yemen in different parts of the world and you cannot just say i'm pulling out of this deal and therefore i absolutely have nothing to do with it you will definitely have to come to terms with the reality that migration that the flow of migrants worldwide will continue for many many years to come in the near future and the only way to solve it is through a mechanism marrakesh deal stands now as the only many mechanism on the table because it's been adopted by a hundred and sixty four member states until america was here yesterday french
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prime minister. belgian prime minister charles michel was here even though one of the key partners of his coalition pulled out expressing disagreement over this deal and he made it quite clear the reason why the other turned in america is to rally international support for the need to help migrants worldwide. in marrakesh thanks josh. so this un pact is meant to help people voluntarily moving from one country to another but what about those who are trafficked or healers back to tell us about the british university project highlighting that issue as hart has and it's called the human vending machine or students at the university of hall set this up on monday as part of human rights day the vending machine is full of things like tomatoes lemons and eggs which the organizers refer to as slave made food and the other one sitting behind the glass dispensing the projects at the touch of a button is meant to highlight the issue of slave labor in food production around
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the world and these students represent more than slaves. there's so many people who are stuck in forced labor conditions human trafficking things like that that we have no idea how to be all around us we have no idea which people are stuck in this condition i think it's a great way to show how close we are to it because we think of ourselves so distant from it if you just buy your groceries but really. i think it's touched in the supply chain and you're touching it and you're part of the problem and what we want people to do is show the hostel break the chain but remember it's not only food it's also all of the lots of different services and products that we use from construction to beauty to hospitality sheva hushed up break the chain and people online are now responding to that coal the u.k.'s national crime agency is also sharing the hash tag of break the chain and alicia kidd the student organize
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a points out that seventy seven percent of u.k. adults would switch brands if they knew slavery was in the supply chain and that's the kind of awareness that the vending machine is trying to spread now more than forty million people around the world of victims of modern day slavery most of them are women and girls that's according to the international labor organization the domestic labor agriculture and construction industries are the main culprits for using forced labor u.k. prime minister tourism a has called modern slavery the great human rights issue of time. so what can people do well the whole university students say that bias should be more mindful of where their products are coming from and many organizations are in encouraging the same thing calling consumers to only buy sustainable only buy from sustainable companies and his labor international is actually a very good resource if you want to and more about this we do want to know from you though what are you currently touring to try and break that chain let us know use
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the hash tag a newsgroup where you can disappear message me directly about her him on it as a. thanks for her now delegations from yemen's warring sides have agreed to swap eighteen thousand prisoners of war these changes we carried out with the help of oman and the international red cross talks of being held in sweden to try and end the nearly four year long conflict generals on the outskirts of yemen's capital sana the prisoner swap agreement between the government and who the rebels is good news for the family of khaled al haj i think he's one of eight hundred thousand prisoners of war. and then we call upon our brothers who are negotiating in sweden to consider and understand the feelings of the citizens and the detainees and to understand how vulnerable and weak the prisoners are the exchange of prisoners is just one of many issues on the agenda at the talks outside the swedish capital stockholm that of in. the parties have agreed to prepare
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a mechanism for the exchange of prisoners with the participation of the international red cross which will offer diligence the core support. the op by an anonymous left janet in san juan we dealt with this matter from a humanitarian viewpoint and made some concessions because our list of prisoners included politicians activists media and angio workers. another issue on the agenda is the port city of hard data controlled by the who these and under attack for months by saudi and u.a.e. coalition forces a large portion of humanitarian aid is shipped to ho data the fruity say they are willing to let the un oversee port operations but the yemeni government backed by the saudis a number roddy's is threatening to resume its offensive to capture her data if the talks in sweden fail. eighty thousand yemenis are estimated to have been killed by fighting or airstrikes as well as a cholera epidemic and lack of food during the four years of war amnesty
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international and human rights watch say coalition forces have committed war crimes by bombing and indiscriminately killing and injuring civilians and the city also accuses the u.a.e. of illegally detaining yemenis in nearly two dozen secret prisons as well as forced disappearances and torture u.a.e. denies all allegations the families of p.o.w. say the swap agreement is a chance to end their ordeal. and enough. we've been suffering for three years we've been hurt a lot my kids and my family are suffering only god almighty knows the volume of suffering and pain we are facing. the united nations humanitarian chief says living conditions in yemen are catastrophic where twenty million people are on the brink of famine making it the world's worst humanitarian crisis. on al jazeera.
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google's c.e.o. is facing u.s. lawmakers to answer for allegations of political bias sundar pichai is expected to testify before congressional panel on how in the internet's top search engine delivers its results president trump along with other top republicans say the google the google favors liberal media over other conservative outlets the company has denied any partisan bias and says their algorithms is based on factual accuracy separately twitter c.e.o. has come under fire for promoting myanmar as a tourist destination we're here you've been looking into this that's right has a multitude of c.e.o. jack dorsey tweeted saying that he traveled to northern maine mara last month for a meditation retreats and he encouraged his four million followers to visit many online are angry they accuse him of ignoring the plight of the muslim or hinge of minority. well under so high and from human rights watch says i'm no expert on
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meditation but is it supposed to make you so self obsessed that you forget to mention you're in a country where the military has committed mass killing rape forcing hundreds of thousands to flee and it's one of today's biggest humanitarian disasters and they have a says i see that jack has taken the olympic gold medal in tone deafness well seven hundred thousand refugees fed me and maher last year to name bring back the dash after a brutal crackdown by the military the un says the army was responsible for war crimes and human rights abuses that classify as genocide mean mars government denies that its military committed atrocities against their agenda arguing that it was only responding to attacks by the hands of fighters. the rights groups have started an online campaign using the hash tags we are all ruined to now and jack ignores genocide and they've published a letter to appeal to dorsey asking how he could be so unaware of the recent events
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in rakhine states the group wants him to research their agenda and to issue a public statement of concern we also heard from the organizer now twitter has been an essential tool for human rights activists such as myself getting information from the ground to me and as these atrocities happened and alerting the world to what was going on that is why we were shocked when general talked to twitter and encouraged us to take meditation holiday in me and my we call on jerk now to use this as an opportunity to learn about to visit the range of refugees. and to consider how he and twitter can help bring an end to their suffering well dorsey has not publicly addressed the backlash but he has said that he will be tracking the responses to his posts and we have taken a quick look at how the range of crisis has affected me in mars' torres an industry
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now according to government figures in september there has been a fifteen percent drop in visitors from america and canada twenty six percent drop in visitors from europe but the tourists arriving from china are actually up by thirty four percent well how involved do you think social networks to be when it comes to issues like this that it's no use the hash tag aging is great as a. now taking a look at some of the other stories making news around the world the thai government is lifting its ban on political activity before a planned general election next year february twenty fourth is the date which has been set for the votes it's been previously perspire on five times it will be the first election since a military coup four years ago despite lifting the ban rights groups have doubts about whether the elections will be free and fair scott hyla has more from the
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capital bangkok the countdown to thailand's election continues the announcement on tuesday coming lifting the ban on political activity this imposed by the military government when they staged their coup back in twenty fourteen in september they lifted the ban on political parties organizing now on tuesday they say that they can go a step further and that is to fundraise and also to hold gatherings before this announcement on tuesday any gathering of a political party more than five people was illegal that now is being allowed now the next step we're expecting in this process going toward the election that's supposed to take place on february twenty fourth and that is on january second the lifting of campaigning that is when these political parties can really start to reach out to the people and start to send their messages of why they should be elected also around that time in the beginning of the year two thousand and nineteen we will also see these political parties and out who they want to put forward as prime ministerial candidate each party will have three and that will
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move forward also it's going to be interesting when that starts that happens what's going to be the political future of the current prime minister approach and which i know he led the coup back in twenty fourteen he has said he wants to remain a politics but he hasn't really said exactly what so those next steps are going to be coming in just the next couple of weeks. three bells taken from the philippines as war trophies by u.s. troops in one thousand a wannabe returned home part of an effort to improve relations between the two countries the girls arrived in manila and they read poetry ation ceremony will be held while in gear on saturday u.s. military took the bells during a counterattack following the killing of dozens of its soldiers in a back to dog and has more from manila. the united states considers the massacre the single worst defeat for the americans during the philippine american war between one thousand nine hundred nine to one thousand nine hundred two at the time in retaliation for a raid that filipino gear guerrillas conducted that more than forty us soldiers
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killed american general jacobs declared that this part of samar be considered a howling wilderness according to u.s. historians that raid led by the americans left more than two thousand five hundred filipinos dead many of them women and children but filipino historians say more than ten thousand civilians were killed since then the bells were brought to the united states as war trophies and for over half a century filipino presidents there have been efforts basically and lobbying from the philippine government to ask basically the u.s. to return these bells now under president rodrigo the third to and during his state of the nation speech where he emphasized its return and the americans have brought it back and according to the u.s. ambassador a symbol of restored trust and respect for the country's independence. south korean taxi drivers are protesting against
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a new pooling car pooling service about to be launched next we realize i guess they're worried for their jobs than they are has and so much so that one taxi driver set himself on fire inside his car outside the south korean parliament this is fifty seven year old choice who was a union leader at his taxi firm and he sadly died hours later when the highlights the plight of tens of thousands of taxi drivers who've been protesting against a cab service feature introduced by the country's largest mobile app called koa talk they say it threatens their jobs and livelihoods. large conglomerates like account call for trying to kill our taxi market by starting a tuxedo like business through a carpool application we are gathering here to stop this with our right to live. i barely get paid eight hundred dollars a month even though i drive for twelve hours a day how long does a carpool service there will be no reason to operate a taxi who will be a taxi driver i would rather be a carpool driver than
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a taxi driver the industry will be long gone at the end that's why i'm against it. now while the u.s. consulate was forced to pull out in twenty fifteen the roth is that because popularity will take off more than eighty percent of south koreans use the cow application and taxi drivers worry that they will be losing out the cows carpooling service let's non-tax the drivers and money by providing alternative transport they don't need to buy a taxi license or abide by government regulations and anger in seoul is part of a much wider issue that we've seen over and over again when new ride sharing apps like have been growing in cities in france taxi driver stage a nationwide strike about three years ago saying that it was destroying the system the streets of paris were shut down and dozens of drivers were arrested. in south africa the tension has let led to actual fights between drivers and traditional
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taxi drivers last year several cars were set on fire in johannesburg over the issue and most recently in new york where they've had the limited amount of cars that ride sharing apps like lift and hooper can now have in the city the council says that it's made the decision based on now they've said that they're going to be studying those apps now south korea has two hundred fifty thousand taxis a third of them are currently in seoul and it's reported that more than half of them market will disappear if a cow is launched so we'll keep an eye on those protests for you but in the meantime to message us on twitter use the hash tag agents get. coming up. with the rain for. stocks.
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let's find out what people are talking about in the world of sport today is thank you very much well it's the end of an era two of basketball's greatest friends and rivals le bron james and dwayne wade have faced off for what's likely to be the last time they were on opposing sides as le bron's l.a. lakers beat the miami heat on monday under one hundred five this being white's final season le bron and wade and to the n.b.a. in two thousand and three they famously made up the big three at miami with chris bosh where they want two championships together the only likely to play each other again if the like has on miami make the finals which looks highly improbable now
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this video from sports center on twitter slightly freakishly shows them growing old together in each uniform they've worn since two thousand and three apart from the four years they spent as teammates with the heat and half a season with cleveland they had played each other thirty times before monday sila braun comes out thirty one thirty when that now joining us now from new york city is brandon robinson a writer at basketball society brandon so a lot of mutual respect a lot of love between these two great players but there's been a bit of an edge to the relationship as well right. oh of course you mentioned that they were both drafted in the two thousand and three be a draft le bron starting out with cleveland way of starting out with miami wade kind of started out hot and then you know ultimately wade got the first championship win in two thousand and six with the miami heat along with shaquille
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o'neal but you know the edges the championships but they have a relationship and a bond in the ben they're both best friends their wives are friends so there's a family there's a rivalry there's a teammate edge to it as well but more than anything they consider themselves brothers. if they unbelievably underachieve in miami together well if you count the loss in the two thousand and eleven n.b.a. finals against the dallas mavericks underachieving then sure but if you look at two thousand and twelve when they played oklahoma city and. then you look at the matchup against the spurs where a lucky shot on the part of ray allen got them another win then sure i think you look at the situation there and you know those guys are have won all they could win with the addition of chris paul chris bosh accuse me as well those guys played well they did what they could but when you look at the mavericks in that team they had
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a team with tyson chandler jason kidd j.j. . moore those those guys on that team dirk nowitzki as well they were they were a team that was really going hard and they had something to prove in two thousand and eleven having lost the miami heat without le bron in two thousand and six zero other that loss to the mavericks i think the miami heat with le bron wade and bosh and company up do pretty well now le bron gets all the headlines he's iconic beyond basketball circles but lay it on the line he was better. and white. you get me this early in the morning here in new york city haven't even had my hot chocolate and i'll even drink coffee you make me want to drink coffee the. i think when you look at clutch. in the ability to play a breakneck speed and to put it all on the line you look at what the way way brings to the table but here's the thing le bron james has won championships with two different teams he makes teammates around him better i don't think it's fair to
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compare the two of them i think le bron is more oscar robertson and magic johnson than he is michael jordan. in comparison and style of play when i look at the clutch guys i look at weight i look at i look at kobe bryant i look at michael jordan if i want to get a last second shot i'm giving it away but if i want to build a team around me. and the successful taylor brown is like a magnet i'm putting i'm picking le bron first so it depends on the scenario i definitely think that way bring something to the table and icon that guy won multiple championships but but but you can't slight lebron either i think le bron story still being written wade story he's retiring at seasons and. grand opening grand clothes and not talk about grand closing i think we've got about ten seconds is wade really going to retire he still looks so good yes he said it on oprah if that's what oprah's true. are right thank you very much brandon robinson
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in new york city. back with more eight hundred g.m.t. back to has another thanks paul these are all the ways you can get in touch with us not to do it for the news get remember didn't keep in touch with us on social media hash tag as ever is a.j. news get all the other ways to connect right here we'll see you back here fifteen hundred g.m.t. on wednesday. a reporter's retreat in a brutal civil war if the commodore hadn't been there the israeli invasion would not have been so well. the commodore had become the journalistic center you could
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be in a safe enclave and then you went out into civil war i started off leaving this of a ground suite at the commodore hutto the next room i was in was underground in a tiny prison so as a hostage beirut the commodore war hotels on al-jazeera. to cope with driving in kabul you need nerves of steel and a strong heart the afghan capital has some of the most challenging driving conditions anywhere even though women are allowed to drive by law many men say culturally it is wrong that they are but that me there are lots of men here that the abuse you they block your car next to cyclists right alongside shouting bad things no one helps us when the taliban were in control women were forbidden to drive but outside of the main cities it is rare even now to see a woman behind the wheel society is changing albeit slowly but for the women drivers of afghanistan there is a long road ahead before they are fully accepted as britain prepares to exit the
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e.u. people in power investigates disturbing allegations about the tactics used by the winning leave campaign we know that the law was broken and we know that campaigns overspent we know that russia tried to build a relationship with one of the key campaigns who paid for brics it people in power on al-jazeera. honoring the guardians of journalism saudi writer jamal khashoggi is among the murdered or imprisoned journalists to be named to time magazine person of the year .
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alone barbara starr you're watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up on the program. we have achieved. the. may is on a mission to win late concessions on brecht said but the e.u. rules out any renegotiation. a day of firing fury in france the students try to shut down schools to protest over exam reforms and the teenage girls in tanzania forced to abandon their education because they're pregnant. they're being called the guardian's time magazine has named several journalists as its person of the year leading with the murdered saudi journalist jamal khashoggi ashaji has been honored for speaking out against the brutality of the saudi regime
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he was killed in the saudi consulate in istanbul in october the reuters journalists while on enjoy have also been named their wives are holding up their pictures on this cover here the reporters have been detained in myanmar for their coverage of the range of crisis thanks this is the staff of a newspaper in the u.s. journalists at the capital gazette vowed to continue their work after five of their colleagues were shot dead in their news room in june and for covering the rule of a populous president and his controversial war on drugs time has also honored maria ressa the editor of the raptor news agency in the philippines who the government accuses of spreading misinformation here's what she said to al-jazeera a short while ago. i think it shows just how difficult it is to be a journalist this year will we can't get away from the impunity of the brutal killing. the jailing of the reuters journalists it's been almost
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a year it's a year now and then the challenges we're facing here what's happening in the united states journalists are under attack both online and in the real world and these real world dangers are something we have to fight in order to just be able to do our jobs rappler has been under attack since january this year when the government tried to take away our licenses to operate and we've been fighting this in court. the attacks are not just in the legal world while a lot has been weaponized against against rappler we've also been fighting for almost two and a half years exponential attacks lies on social media and these targeted attacks is something new for journalists around the world well meanwhile the search for justice for jamal khashoggi continues turkey's foreign minister says he's in talks with the united nations about launching an investigation into the murder that's us
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president trichet type of the hungry knew of his call for the case to be tried under international law saudi arabia has rejected on cars request to extradite eight hundred suspects the stand trial in turkey over hotshot g.'s killing a review of the case in riyadh has exonerated the saudi crown prince from any wrongdoing. then came the should we have requests from state leaders from the united nations and the chairman of the human rights committee said that a u.n. investigation must be started we have spoken to our counterparts at the u.n. and others about this topic and we continue to consult each other it will be necessary for this to go through to the u.n. security council however a commission can be set up by the secretary general to investigate the human rights aspects of this matter. well in the u.s. some call grisman are planning to launch a full review of the country's policy toward saudi arabia they also want to assess the trumpet ministrations response to the killing kimberly halkett joins us live
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really of course the killing of jamal has brought to the forefront for a lot of us of course of known something that's happening around the world the journalists increasingly are being targeted so a real honor for all the journalists and named by time magazine. and that's why it's getting so much traction here in the united states in terms of playing everybody talking whether it's on social media pulling of articles at their desks certainly there's an awful lot of interest in this and you will release from time magazine. he has once again sort of broken the mold though in the sense that he's the first person to receive this honor with the other journalist but he's the first one who has been to see east when he was recognized so certainly he continues to even in death shine a light on injustice just as he continued to do up until his death and that is a century why he was targeted the fact that all of these journalists have been ordered by time magazine have one thing in common they were targeted for their work
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they were either killed or imprisoned as a result of trying to shine a light on truth and in fact the committee to protect journalists says just last year alone there were two hundred sixty two journalists who were targeted for doing just that so whether it's the accusations of fake news here in the united states whether it's in the philippines you know the battle and that fight continues to go on in the case of john has shown he certainly penned editorials for the washington post newspaper in washington d.c. that shine a light on what he saw as injustice in saudi arabia critical of the saudi crown prince in particular and for that he was targeted so certainly there is a lot of interest not only in the case of but now the fact that he is being recognized in such a prominent way and kimberly i mean going back to what that is causing in the u.s. how difficult is on trams position on saudi arabia now because he made it quite clear that he would have sort of want as the whole issue of gitmo the shoji to sort
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of go away but the politicians are letting him do that. not allowing him to do that at all in fact we're watching very closely in the u.s. senate that's going to be taking up a series of procedural votes bleeding into tomorrow where as sensually this is a us congress trying to put pressure on the white house because donald trump seems to be alone in his conclusion following a briefing on capitol hill of the cia director gina housefull certainly every member of congress came out with a very different conclusion than that of donald trump and that is that she was essentially his murder was ordered by the saudi crown prince mohammed bin solomon so there are steps being taken while it's falling short legislatively calling for sanctions against saudi arabia what we're seeing is the first step in the shifting of that relationship between the united states and saudi arabia and that is taking up legislation in the form of invoking the war powers act what this means
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it would remove the u.s. military from supporting the saudi led coalition in yemen is certainly a very strong staff and something that the white house has urge the senate not to do can really help with the latest from washington can really thank you. u.k. prime minister to resign may has been meeting the leaders in a last ditch attempt to rescue her breck's a deal may seeking further assurances from the e.u. about the northern ireland border plan before she puts it to her parliament that she's been holding talks with the german chancellor in berlin angela merkel says there is no possibility of reopening the brics agreement later on this evening at may is due to meet the european commission president jiang is already said that there is absolutely no room whatsoever for renegotiation meanwhile the u.k. parliament is holding an emergency debate after may postpone the planned vote on
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a deeply unpopular bricks and withdrawal agreement paul brennan reports. she's trying to save not just her bracks it deal but also her credibility and her career to recent days whistle stop tour of the e.u. leaders started in the hague for breakfast with a dutch counterpart mark ruta encounter was productive according to recent may's official spokesman. in the german capital to meet angela merkel though the prime minister found herself momentarily trapped in her car. what is it to resume a wants to unlock from the e.u. twenty seventh. edition no legal reassurances that the u.k. cutoff be permanently trapped in the irish backstop that's been the issue all along and that's the issue that's at the heart of the concerns expressed by many members of parliament but he usually does point out that mrs may signed up to the withdrawal agreement backstop at all just three weeks ago to short the other e.u. twenty seven leaders that she would be able to carry it through parliament now
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she's back for more facing certain defeat at home and an uncertain reception in brussels there is no room. for negotiation of course. if used to. cogently is enough to further clarification and interpretations we vote open. the sentiment here exasperated at the british political chaos and grim preparedness now for the worst case scenario and it would be even if the only possible agreement and we've done a lot of concessions to reach it so we sincerely hope that there can be a majority. to or ratify the with world agreement but they have a camera ready for a new deal and we are preparing for it downing street says the vote perspective and from choose day may now not take place until mid january i think the prime minister is going to see things through number ten until at least christmas which in modern
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politics constitutes long term planning here at westminster the prime minister's decision to postpone choose days crucial votes and head off around europe seeking reassurances clarifications drawn howls of protest from the opposition parties for party leaders have friends of the main opposition leader jeremy corbett asking him to join them in trying to force a vote of no confidence in theresa may these are grim times for the british prime minister and her room for maneuver is dwindling but so are the options facing the u.k. paul brennan al-jazeera london we're going to get more details on the political state of play in the u.k. with lawrence lee in just a few minutes first though let's go to dominic kane who is in brussels for us dominic made it very clear when this deal was agreed a few weeks ago he said you know it's not a deal that will be renegotiated this is it he's reiterated the point today so behind the scenes is mrs may making any kind of progress.
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well so far it seems proper no she's not she's had warm reception from the two e.u. leaders she's met so far but there's a cold reality here which is that they don't want to change they don't want to renegotiate that agreement that they believed in good faith was the final agreement there is perhaps some scope for wriggle room as it were those last words of president younger saying that with intelligence there could be further clarification and interpretation but what exactly does that mean how can there be different interpretations in brussels compared to london of the same deal mrs may is left berlin she's now in brussels holding the first of two meetings with the relevant presidents of the e.u. institutions based here the first is happening now with president donald tusk of the european council of ministers then she'll meet president younker in the building behind me the european commission but the point here is she needs
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something to take back from brussels but so far at least the leaders she's spoken to have not given her that question is what would be acceptable what could she take back from here to the united kingdom parliament to her cabinet colleagues for further deliberation as it were as i say right now there does not appear to be a great deal of progress perhaps there may be some that comes out of the meeting that she's holding now in the next few hours as i say here in brussels with the relevant presidents of the e.u. but so far as i say at least no sign of some dramatic breakthrough or anything of that kind the mccain with the latest from brussels where his mates holding those meetings dominic thank you let's go to lawrence leigh now who's outside the houses of parliament in central london i mean lawrence it seems that she's not only fighting for a some kind of renegotiation she's pretty much fighting for her political life as well what is it that she could bring back from brussels assuming she has anything
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to bring back that might change her position in the u.k. which is looking very weak at the moment. well i think i think the strategy frankly is just biding it's playing for time it looks pretty certain now that this vote is going to happen before christmas and indeed the word is that downing street and the government are trying to get parliament to rise a week early this week on thursday to try to take some of the pressure off and the strategy seems to be that he's going to wait as long as she possibly can before holding the vote and they've said that would before jan or the twenty first then presents it's a palm and says look you've either got to accept my deal such as it is all have no deal and crush out of the european union because there's no time to do anything else and that then means that there's enormous pressure on all her opponents inside parliament who don't want those two things to come to a position where they know they could live vote on suspending article fifty that says that the u.k. leaves the european union at the end of march and then agree so either have an
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election or another referendum or abandon the entire project and all of those things are a bit risky and so. for all of those reasons it seems like she's she's playing for time there the other risk for her though i think in the interim is whether enough conservative m.p.'s decide to try to win seats in a leadership contest and that could happen potentially the either before christmas or at some point in the new year so by no means is she out of the woods but i think she's trying to play a game that says you can't do anything but have my deal because everything else is too risky. that from central london lawrence thank you. protesters continue to take to the streets across france to spite the concessions announced by president mccrone high school students have blocked entry to a least sixty schools across the country and there are dozens of roads blocked on monday mccrone announced major steps to address concerns that people in france
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could not make ends meet he says he will increase the minimum wage and abandon a planned tax on pensions that hash a butler has more now from paris on the struggles of french president faces in bringing the unrest to an end one of the difficulties for him at all marco going forward is he says he wants to negotiate and reach out and start discussions to stop the protests but then who does he talk with because this is a grassroots movement it's driven by social media there are all sorts of people in it from all walks of life i'm and often they don't agree amongst themselves what the issues are what their demands are some leaders of come forward but then others say they don't represent me so it's a very moving flexible unpredictable movement in a manner mark or really doesn't have any particular leaders that he can negotiate with and that's been one of the problems with this movement it's also want has given the movement so much strength now what a man or marco is doing is trying to speak to different sections of society in
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order to try to reach people that way so he's been talking to trade union leaders he's are talking with bankers today he's been talking to local mayors all in a way to try and formulate more strategies more measures to show that he's really trying to reach out and find out what he can do next but really it's not clear what will happen over the next few days i think we have to wait and see will people take to the streets the numbers that we saw before the numbers they're not so big but really it's the violence that has caught people's imagination that shocked the nation and that's just something that amount of money or wants to stop . you're watching al-jazeera still to come on the program yemen's of warring sides reach a breakthrough at peace talks in sweden searching for answers from google the company c.e.o. testifies before congress a day after the tech giant announced a massive they tell me.
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how we could be warmer in hong kong it's hard to complain really is but average this time of year that's the winter france is going through snow start falling now temperatures have dropped and this is regime for a couple of days single figures for one hand to shanghai eighteen in hong kong bit of a breeze the real breeze is the strong going out of the south china sea which faces the high grass that goes into wars viet-nam is producing a fair amount of rain some of which is spread up beyond northern i mean to the far west of china but mostly it's going to be a picture of cloud not rain and then with the northeast monsoon across india largely east generating showers in the southern bay of bengal in front of a proper circulation there if it develops into anything more it will enhance the right instrument to once more but i think most of the circulation is going to stay offshore that's wednesday's picture calls driver videos twenty one and twenty one
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by day in delhi obviously much colder night and there's the hint of maybe significant rain coming in to the eastern side of sri lanka comes thursday the arabian peninsula is fine quieten draw a bit of a breeze running down from kuwait down towards u.a.e. catching qatar's were only twenty five as a high compared with thirty two in mecca more of a breeze in this part of saudi so probably a dusty environment as well. it begs well and doesn't require diplomas. that's why so many in macau work for the casinos. in but for those like you who struggle it school. dropping out has become the less evil perseverance the greater gamble. macao future gamble part of the viewfinder asia series on notice here on.
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the welcome back here's a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera the saudi writer jamal khashoggi is among the murdered or imprisoned journalists to be named at the time magazine person of the year a shot she was killed in the saudi consulate in istanbul in october. u.k. prime minister to resign may's meeting european leaders in a temp to save her breasts a deal she's seeking concessions on the northern ireland backstop but the e.u. was already said there is no room for negotiation. protesters continue to take to the streets across france despite the concessions announced by president mccracken
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on monday as school students have blocked entry to at least sixty schools across the. delegations from yemen's warring sides have agreed to swap eight hundred thousand prisoners of war the exchange will be carried out with the help of oman and the international red cross talks are being held in sweden to try to end the nearly four year long conflict for sure there is yet reports. on the outskirts of yemen's capital sana the prisoner swap agreement between the government and who the rebels is good news for the family of khaled he's one of eight hundred thousand prisoners of war. and that we call upon our brothers who are negotiating in sweden to consider and understand the feelings of the citizens and the detainees and to understand how vulnerable and weak the prisoners are the exchange of prisoners is just one of many issues on the agenda at the talks outside the swedish capital stockholm that of in. the parties have agreed to prepare
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a mechanism for the exchange of prisoners with the participation of the international red cross which will offer diligence tical support to up but you know if janet in san juan we dealt with this matter from a humanitarian viewpoint and made some concessions because our list of prisoners included politicians activists media and geo workers. another issue on the agenda is to port city of hard data controlled by the who these and under attack for months by saudi and u.a.e. coalition forces a large portion of humanitarian aid is shipped to ho data the fruity say they are willing to let the un oversee port operations but the yemeni government backed by the saudis a number roddy's is threatening to resume its offensive to capture her data if the talks in sweden fail. eighty thousand yemenis are estimated to have been killed by fighting or airstrikes as well as a cholera epidemic and lack of food during the four years of war amnesty
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international and human rights watch say coalition forces have committed war crimes by bombing and indiscriminately killing and injuring civilians amnesty also accuses the u.a.e. of illegally detaining yemenis in nearly two dozen secret prisons as well as forced disappearances and torture u.a.e. denies all allegations and the families of p.o.w. say the swap agreement is a chance to end their ordeal. and enough. we've been suffering for three years we've been hurt a lot my kids and my family are suffering only god almighty knows the volume of suffering and pain we are facing. the united nations humanitarian chief says living conditions in yemen are catastrophic where twenty million people are on the brink of famine making it the world's worst humanitarian crisis. on al jazeera.
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russia has landed two strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons in venezuela that the point has prompted a fierce response furious response from the u.s. secretary of state by phone peo says the two quote corrupt governments or squandering public funds while their people suffer russia as a major lender to venezuela whose economy has collapsed as the price of oil fell. thailand's military government has lifted a ban on political activities paving the way for a return to democratic elections next year officials say that they've agreed to hold a vote on february twenty fourth which has been postponed five times but a formal announcement still needs to be made it will be the first general election since the military coup four years ago scott hi there has more now from the thai capital bangkok. the countdown to thailand's election continues the announcement on tuesday coming lifting the ban on political activity this imposed by the military
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government when they staged their coup back in twenty fourteen in september they lifted the ban on political parties organizing now on tuesday they say that they can go a step further and that is to fundraise and also to hold gatherings before this announcement on tuesday any gathering of a political party more than five people was illegal that now is being allowed now the next step we're expecting in this process going toward the election that's supposed to take place on february twenty fourth and that is on january second the lifting of campaigning that is when these political parties can really start to reach out to the people and start to send their messages of why they should be elected also around that time in the beginning of the year twenty one thousand we will also see these political parties and that's who they want to put forward as prime ministerial candidate each party will have three and that will move forward also it's going to be interesting when that starts that happens what's going to be the political future of the current prime minister approach and which i know he led
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the coup back in twenty fourteen he has said he wants to remain a politics but he hasn't really said exactly what so those next steps are going to be coming in just the next couple of weeks google's c.e.o. is testifying before a u.s. congressional committee over data and privacy concerns so that pichai is life and to face questions of a google search plan to build a sense started to search engine for china the house judiciary committee is looking at how the company handles user data on monday google announced that social media platform had suffered a fresh they to leak affecting the personal details of more than fifty two million users which i insist that google has made privacy a major focus. for any service we provide our uses we go to great lengths to protect their privacy and we give them transparency choice and control. android is a powerful platform and provide smartphone for over two billion people and as part of that it depends on the applications users choose to use if you're using
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a fitness application which is do their thing the number of steps you walk you expect it to send that information but it's a choice users make we make it clear and it depends on the use cases pregnant girls in tanzania are being forced to abandon their education president and john mccain fully says a little banging teenage mothers from returning to public schools must be strictly enforced catherine so reports now from the northern region of sion young which has the country's highest teen pregnancy rate is that help us to know the origin of man i history lesson on a hot dusty afternoon in the open knowledge school the nonprofit center inching younger rescues girls from early marriages and shelters pregnant teenagers it's even more important now after the government enforced a policy banning teenage mothers from going back to public schools when their babies born. sixteen year old sophia has
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a twelve month old baby she says she was raped by a brother in law a teacher who has since gone into hiding after she went to the police. after the incident i told my sister his wife or she would not believe me she started mistreating me beating me saying i must have been curious jacqueline is seventeen years old and six months pregnant she says she was attracted to the baby's father by his generosity. he gave me money and gifts. i could not bring myself to ask my parents because they don't have much money and they are burdened with taking care of my other five siblings government statistics estimates there were nearly seventy thousand teenage pregnancies in twenty sixteen she younger has the highest rate in the country president cream not to allow pregnant girls to return to school highlights the skill not only of teen pregnancies but also child marriages they account for more than thirty five percent of all weddings nationally this is not
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a new policy there is an existing law on expelling teenage girls who get pregnant and school and up to thirty years for those who get them pregnant but that law is not strictly enforced human rights campaign as we talked to said the president's directive rolled back the gains that have been made in ensuring that girls remain in school. girls are allowed to go to vocational centers or private schools after birth but these few nonprofit once sat as a gap year and others are too expensive for many. the idea we had made good progress with the ministry officials dog walking out of the more middle and outside girls to go back to school the president should degree means those plans are now off and some human rights campaigners say women's rights laws in tanzania are vague conflicting and discriminatory we have kargil have traditionally we have
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practices and to have laws. what is the best foot and then gives. in terms of education i think that is an area we have to see should we see it in revise our. policies and our north and we don't think it is sitting pensively or has school desk back in she younger sophia tells us if she could have a charter the president should tell him that she didn't want to become pregnant she was raped and she deserves a second chance catherine soil jazeera she younger northwest dunsany and. you're watching al-jazeera here's a reminder of our top stories the saudi writer jamal khashoggi is among the murdered or imprisoned journalists to be named time magazine's person of the year ashaji was killed in the saudi consulate in istanbul in october he's been honored
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by the magazine for speaking out against the brutality of the saudi regime time also included maria ressa the editor of rappler news agency in the philippines she says journalists are under attack around the world. i think it shows just how difficult it is to be a journalist this year will we can't get away from the impunity of the killing. the jailing of the reuters journalists it's been almost a year it's a year it's a year now and then the challenges we're facing here what's happening in the united states journalists are under attack both online and in the real world and these real world dangers are something we have to fight in order to just be able to do our job u.k. prime minister to resume a meeting european leaders in an attempt to save her brics a deal may met the german chancellor angela merkel in berlin then is due to see the president of the european commission this evening may seeking concessions on the
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northern ireland that backstop but the e.u. as a ready said there is no room for negotiation protesters continue to take to the streets across france this fight the concessions announced by president mccrum on monday high school students have blocked entry to at least sixty schools across the country and there are dozens of road blockades on monday mcconnell announced major steps to address concerns that people in france could not make ends meet he says he will increase the minimum wage and the band than a planned tax on pensions delegations from yemen's warring sides have agreed to swap eight hundred thousand prisoners of war by january next year the exchange will be carried out with the help of oman and the international red cross talks are being held in sweden to try to end the nearly four year long conflict which has killed more than ten thousand people. well those are the headlines my colleagues in doha will have more news for you at the top of the hour i'll have more news coming
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not. in malaysia schooling is a luxury for children of writing good muslim refugees but for husham cussen every child deserves an opportunity for faith and creativity the arms them with the skills to overcome any hurt and seize the threat to his schools existence as a test of his faith. caution school of hope to the viewfinder asia series on al-jazeera.
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because we're not to then live as we should. rights being violated. and freedom have been stripped away. on the seventieth anniversary of the movement that racial whites that stand out. like us stand up for human rights. anti fascist anti establishment and fro violence despite the recent official disbanding of its militarized wing a basque separatist movement just found alive and well on the terraces of a bill vile stadia. a place where political revolutionaries share
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a platform and ideology with violent football hooligans. read all death on al-jazeera. al-jazeera. with every. honoring what they're calling guardians of journalism and their pursuit of the truth time magazine names jim out fresh obvious person of the year along with other targeted writes it's.
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because i'm sick of this is live from doha also coming up. to deal we have achieved is the best gets to the course the e.u. rules out any renegotiation of bragg's it as britain's prime minister tries to squeeze out a better deal to sell skeptical m.p.'s back on. august like shoes they are the yellow vests students across france try to shut down schools to protest education reforms. the school is not for them to demolish and palestinian students remain defiant as israeli bulldozers threaten to destroy their village. time magazine has named its person of the year as to manifest along with a group of other journalists they are honoring those who took great personal risks to do their jobs under the banner of the guardians and the war on truth the saudi
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writer was killed in istanbul two months ago it is the first time a deceased person was named they also include stuff at the capital gazette a u.s. newspaper in maryland where five journalists were killed reuters journalists were long and short. imprisoned in myanmar and journalist maria ressa from the philippines for her coverage of president deter takes policies we spoke to her earlier. i think it shows just how difficult it is to be a journalist this year will we can't get away from this impunity of the brutal killing. the jailing of the reuters journalists it's been almost a year it's a year now and then the challenges we're facing here what's happening in the united states journalists are under attack both online and in the real world and these real world dangers are something we have to fight in order to just be able to do
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our jobs and we'll hear more from maria ressa later in the program for the turkish government is in talks with the united nations about launching an investigation into the murder of john and president richard type renewing his call for murder suspects to be tried on to international law the saudis have rejected turkey's request to extradite eight hundred suspects. in condition to that we have requests from state leaders from the united nations and the chairman of the human rights committee said that a u.n. investigation must be started we have spoken to our counterparts at the u.n. and others about this topic and we continue to consult each other it will be necessary for this to go through to the u.n. security council however a commission can be set up by the secretary general to investigate the human rights aspects of this matter and some u.s. congressmen are planning to launch a full review of foreign policy with saudi arabia and u.s. senators i'm looking to pass
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a non binding vote holding the saudi crown prince responsible for the murder of jim mouth let's go live now to kimberly how could he joins us from washington kimberly what can congress really do here. oh well essentially this is a first step in rebuking donald trump and his dragging of the heels in essence in terms of taking any sort of punitive measure against the saudi crown prince well it has been the conclusion of the central intelligence agency you're seeing a cia that in fact. in the saudi crown prince ordered the killing of. donald trump has left open the possibility of alternate explanations or plausible deniability that's what we see in the u.s. senate now this non-binding measure this is just the first of many steps we suspect given the strong condemnation of the crown prince coming from not just republicans but democrats in the senate sensually invoking the war powers act what this would
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do would remove u.s. military support from the saudi led coalition in yemen the high number of civilian casualties that are occurring there that it's not been sitting well with members of congress this also will call for a halt to the blockade of qatar and the jailing of human rights activists in saudi arabia so this is seen as an important first step there is also action that is expected to be taken there's a press for it to be taken in the house of representatives by the end of the year to essentially re evaluate from top to bottom the u.s. relationship with saudi arabia all of this is action taking place in the congress because the white house so far has refused to do anything meaningful in the eyes of members of congress and what's the what's been the reaction there kimberly to the jamal khashoggi being named one of the as time magazine's person of the year. well we're certainly watching for more reaction coming from capitol hill but already we've seen it online just speaking to ordinary americans the opinion is that
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essentially time magazine got it right that this was an inspired choice to recognize not just of a hush but also other journalists who have a lot in common with him given the fact that he was targeted they were targeted for their work while he was killed they have been imprisoned the center or rather the committee to protect journalists says that in twenty seven thousand some two hundred sixty two people are cases of similar targeting has taken place around the world so essentially what this is is a recognition that whether she shows she who penned editorials here for the washington post in washington criticizing the saudi crown prince whether it is either sue have been criticizing governments say not just the u.s. government or even the philippine government many people in the united states and around the world are being targeted for shining a light on injustice and so this is what the reaction has been in the united states
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that this is something that needed to be recognized time magazine has done it in a collective way that it was an inspired choice kimberly how can lie for washington thank you. britain's prime minister is in brussels meeting the president of the european commission who is warning there is no room to renegotiate to bridge that agreement recently has been in berlin meeting german chancellor angela merkel and she had talks with the dutch from minister trying to win last minute concessions and emergency debate was held in britain's parliament may for spawn monday's vote by m.p.'s to see because it was clear she would lose. the deal we have achieved is the best deal possible it's only the course and so we can look. there is no room whatsoever for the negotiations but of course to this room if used intelligently is room enough to give further clarification and further
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interpretations we vote open new do with all agree to this really not happen everyone has to look at the real it wouldn't really look real. or dominate cain joins us now from brussels so we just heard there dominic from the european council president saying there's no there's no room here to negotiate is this just a bargaining position that he's presenting to to start with and if it's not then what can the british prime minister really get out of all this. well in fairness what we heard there from the commission presidents. is something that's been echoed by other leaders to certainly angle americal today after the meeting with the reason may in berlin and she were referring to that made clear made clear that she does not believe that this deal can be renegotiated but she
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remains hopeful some solution can be arrived at but if it can be arrived at we don't know what shape it will take so far because there does not appear to be scope for renegotiation of this deal in berlin in the hague where she met mr rooter the dutch prime minister nouri indeed here where she is in the middle of meetings with the two presidents of the e.u. institutions that are based here namely the council of ministers well that's presided over by donald tusk and of course. the european commission in the building behind me it is effectively what we have here right now and pass the irresistible force against the immovable object the irresistible force is the disagreement in the u.k. parliament over this deal to resume a has effectively negotiated with the e.u. and the immovable objects well it's the fact that the e.u. says this cannot be renegotiated perhaps the one thing that she's clinging on to is that last statement by mr president you know where he said there is room with
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intelligent cooperation for perhaps the idea of some sort of other interpretation some clarification but it's not just a form of words what sort of clarification can there be for a deal that already has seemed pretty clear where there is agreement here in brussels but no agreement in london that's the situation we're looking at right now and so far at least no suggestions of any breakthroughs. and a lot of this there's been a lot of this is this discussion over the the backstop issue d.d. the irish backstop that's the that's the main bone of contention for m.p.'s back home is there any. sort of. chance for that to for their position to change once the british prime minister gets back. well that is the sixty four thousand dollar question as it has and because there's no question that the position in northern ireland has been
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a real form in the side of these negotiations as it were remember that in the u.k. parliament the democratic unionist party that is those who represent the the protestants in northern ireland and who are loyal to the united kingdom they are effectively buttressing to reason made government a minority government they give a majority in parliament and so their opinion is very important to the british government they are very worried by they really dislike this backstop which they believe effectively differentiates northern ireland from the united kingdom they're not prepared to accept that of course the point also to make is that northern ireland voted against britain voted to remain in the e.u. so you have this idea of the am past that you have an impasse between the government in britain and the e.u. and also northern ireland unionists and the united kingdom so there's a lot of questions going on here now and says so far lots of questions no answers
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and so far at least as i was saying in my first answer we don't get the sense of any kind of breakthrough here which means that the onus is on to reason may when she returns from brussels to london to explain what it is that she thinks that she may take from here which might placate those northern irish unionists but also the people in the members of the conservative party in parliament who were the ones effectively who made her stop this vote that was supposed to take place dominic cain live for us in brussels. high school students in france have held what they call black choose they protest to oppose government reforms in education protesters blocked entry to dozens of schools nationwide one person was arrested after a fire outside a high school in paris students say they're inspired by yellow dress protests president emanuel macross tax rises and economic policies the tasha butler has more from powers. one of the difficulties for emanuel marco going forward is he says he
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wants to negotiate and reach out and start discussions to stop the protests but then who does he talk with because this is a grassroots movement is driven by social media all sorts of people in it most walks of life them and often they don't agree amongst themselves what the issues are what their demands are some leaders have come forward but then others say they don't represent me so it's a very moving flexible unpredictable movement in a manner michael really doesn't have any particular leaders that he can negotiate with and that's been one of the problems with this movement it's also want has given the movement so much strength now what a man or mark was doing is trying to speak to different sections of society in order to try to reach people that way so he's been talking to trade union leaders he's talking with bankers today he's been talking to local mayors all in a way to try and formulate more strategies more measures to show that he's really trying to reach out. and find out what he can do next but really it's not
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clear what will happen over the next few days i think we have to wait and see will people take to the streets the numbers that we saw before the numbers they're not so big but really it's the violence that has caught people's imagination that shocked the nation and that's just something that amount of money or wants to stop . all right still ahead on al-jazeera yemen's warring sides reach a breakthrough in peace talks seeing sweet. how the weather settle down to its normal at this time of the year which means mostly iran is seeing occasional showers not much else and all the actions in the eastern mediterranean focusing on turkey and then of course the rain flows out across cyprus to the event and beyond and that's the picture for wednesday masses
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of snow for turkey and southern caucasus rain in syria rain to some degree in lebanon and beyond almost down to would sign a piece of that is fine let's try and i went for iraq across the border which is fine because it's been flooding here recently we've got a bit more rain to come in the northeast as you can see comes a day but even here or even in turkey says if things look quite as you can see in beirut seventeen in what should be sunny weather which is of course the case for the south a little cloud around now a little bit brushing the coast of the mountain maybe southern yemen as well the breeze and particularly strong winds a bit of a north to start with on the gulf and more subtly in the western side of saudi arabia not a surprise active weather now is showing itself in towns near catching the northern parts of zimbabwe in zambia and of course mozambique this is sees no you should see some pretty heavy rain this time the u.s. so this is what you might expect to see with this twenty one in a westerly in cape town.
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well again you're watching i do see a reminder of our top stories this time magazine has named its person of the year as to manifest shoji along with journalists from the u.s. myanmar and the philippines they're described as the guardians targeted by governments over their work. government leaders in turkey are in talks with the un about launching an investigation into the murder of saudi arabia has rejected turkey's request to extradite eighteen suspects turkey's president is renewing his call for them to be tried under international law. britain's prime minister is in brussels meeting the president of the european commission who's warning there is no room to renegotiate the brags that agreement to recent days been in berlin meeting chancellor angela merkel and she had talks with the dutch prime minister trying to win last minute concessions. more on our top story time magazine's person of the year maria ressa maria ressa recognized for her coverage of the philippine
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president territory she says it shows how hard it's become for journalists to do their jobs and how important that work is in holding governments to account. rappler has been under attack since january this year when the government tried to take away our licenses to operate and we've been fighting this in court. the attacks are not just in the legal world while a lot has been weaponized against against rappler we've also been fighting for almost two and a half years exponential attacks lies on social media and these targeted attacks is something new for journalists around the world we continue doing our jobs and the line what we've used as a hash tag for more than a year now is holding the line we are not against the government we are not against president richard but we do want to hold him and his government accountable for the
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tens of thousands of people who have been killed in the drug war for the impunity that we see online it's i think that's what we need to do we need to go back to the mission of journalism and to stick to the facts and while that can be interpreted in numerous ways one of the things that is very clear is that the gate keeping role which has now been taken over by social media it still requires journalists like us to interpret the world and to main and to actually report what the facts are as best offense while we've been under attack legally has been to step up and shine the light and i in that in that sense i hold this award will help focus global attention to the battles that we fight you know it's it's a global battle. part of the problem has been that social media platforms have
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taken away these boundaries of nation state and a lot i in one country let's say president trump only c.n.n. is the new york times face newt's. a week later president detected in the philippines calls rappler feat these things travel immediately but again sifting through these lies is one of the things that the now journalists have to do far more than we've ever done before i think the award also focuses attention on the first line of defense of any democracy and i always used to say you know what when i was a reporter is that the quality of a country's democracy is dependent on the quality of its journalists thailand is holding general elections on february twenty fourth after for spawning the vote five times it was the first nationwide election since the military seized power in a coup four years ago and banned political activity the army says it has lifted its
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ban as election campaigning begins rights groups though are concerned over whether the process will be free and fair dominic folder is an associate editor with the nikkei asian review he says the military oversees all aspects of the government including the upcoming election. the thai system is having great trouble shaking this military desire to intervene in politics and to put things right now in two thousand and fourteen when joint general. took over. there was a state of on rest you could say that there was a need to bring order to a politically unstable situation and there was also the issue of the approaching succession. and order was restored in the succession successfully completed i think the big concern amongst people is the reluctance of the military to step back if you set aside the issue of whether or not it's going to be another coup you have to
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look at the issue of military interference going forward and that is the fact that the military has complete control of the senate which can function as a kind of ultra super cabinet in a time of crisis and take over from the like to govern that and you have to look at the situation of the prime minister. maneuvering to become prime minister again in a different system and that system may prove to be unstable because he will no longer have an acquiescent appointed cabinet of cronies and generals he will have elected politicians sitting in there and that is fundamentally potentially destabilizing our oil workers in gabbin have started a three day strike to protest the sacking of six colleagues the walkout took place at the french company total produces about two hundred thousand barrels of crude oil a day but thousands of workers have been laid off as oil prices fell workers demanding
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higher pay and better working conditions held another strike in july. in libya rebel groups loyal to walls. are mobilizing after announcing an offensive to recapture a major oil ports so-called oil crescent includes four terminals on the mediterranean coast fighting for control of the oil rich region has repeatedly flared since the overthrow of longtime ruler more mark up there for seven years ago a delegations from yemen's warring sides have agreed to swap eighteen thousand prisoners of war the exchange we carried out with the help of amman and the international red cross talks have been held in sweden to try to end the nearly four year conflict full chador jan reports on the outskirts of yemen's capital sana the prisoner swap agreement between the government and who the rebels is good news for the family of khaled the high he's one of eight hundred thousand prisoners of war. and then we call upon our brothers who are negotiating in sweden to consider
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and understand the feelings of the citizens and the detainees and to understand how vulnerable and weak the prisoners are the exchange of prisoners is just one of many issues on the agenda at the talks outside the swedish capital stockholm that of in . the parties have agreed to prepare a mechanism for the exchange of prisoners with the participation of the international red cross which will offer diligence to call support. by union i meant if janet in san juan we dealt with this matter from a humanitarian viewpoint and made some concessions because our list of prisoners included politicians activists media and angio workers. another issue on the agenda is the port city of hard data controlled by the who these and under attack for months by saudi and u.a.e. coalition forces a large portion of humanitarian aid is shipped to ho data the fruity say they are willing to let the un oversee port operations but the yemeni government backed by
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the saudis a number roddy's is threatening to resume its offensive to capture hold data if the talks in sweden fail. eighty thousand yemenis are estimated to have been killed by fighting or airstrikes as well as a cholera epidemic and lack of food during the four years of war amnesty international and human rights watch say coalition forces have committed war crimes by bombing and indiscriminately killing and injuring civilians amnesty also accuses the u.a.e. of illegally detaining yemenis in nearly two dozen secret prisons as well as forced disappearances and torture u.a.e. denies all allegations that the families of p.o.w. say the swap agreement is a chance to end their ordeal. and. we've been suffering for three years we've been hurt a lot my kids and my family are suffering only god almighty knows the volume of suffering and pain we're facing. the united nations
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humanitarian chief says living conditions in yemen are catastrophic where twenty million people are on the brink of famine making it the world's worst humanitarian crisis. on al jazeera. a six month sit in is continuing in the occupied west bank and so are palestinian protests against israeli plans to bulldoze an entire village israeli government says it was illegally built and calls the bed when who live there squat says has more. six year old is that islam begins his day just after sunrise he has a short track up the hill to hono ahmar school it's unclear how much longer he'll be making the journey because the school is scheduled for demolition at any moment . the school is not for them to demolish as twenty eight hundred ends
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the principal says each of the students has stayed as a show of defiance but they're struggling set in to not mimic the way the children experience fear and they feel the disruption they can't concentrate they always ask when will the school be demolished will you continue teaching us. the israeli government told one hundred eighty better when they had until october first to leave the land they've been living on for decades after a nine year legal battle the supreme court ruled earlier this year the community was illegal human rights groups say what the illegal is the israeli government trying to forcibly remove these refugees as part of a broader expansion plan in the occupied west bank. luck the issue of cause is very disturbing there is no large old dog news i compare it to the death of a human being plans were announced to move the bedouin to another area which the
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israeli government said would be safer they'd have a water supply access to electricity and a sewage system. with international pressure mounting to stop there a vision the october deadline passed or now plans to forcibly move them have stalled in those it should we are all united around one goal to evacuate the illegal construction there is no argument about this the international criminal court or i.c.c. is conducting an investigation into israel's planned displacement of the people of conall ahmar and the i.c.c. says it's made quote significant progress in determining whether it should investigate wider allegations that israel is the victim palestinians and demolishing their property in the occupied west bank and east jerusalem. from the palestinian point of view hano amr has become
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a powerful symbol showing the world the way in which israel is continuing what critics say is a wide scale land grab the israeli government has lambasted the palestinian authority for using bar as israeli propaganda the villagers who continue to call it home remain in the middle and in limbo for who knows how much longer natasha going to aim in the occupied west bank the supporters of india's main opposition congress party had begun celebrating victory in the regional elections the party won all three key states of what he had pradesh. and chances got it defeated prime minister narendra modi's b j p which won in a landslide in the previous elections the local polls a seen as a popularity test for the b j p before national elections in a few months. by to get the result is going to be good for the congress party and
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we will come into power the country's people have realised that the j.-p. only make promises. of three war trophy bills taken by u.s. troops in the philippines during the war in one thousand one have been returned to improve relations between the two countries wells arrived in manila and a repatriation ceremony will be held. on saturday u.s. military took the bells after a counterattack foot to the killing of dozens of its soldiers or you can find lots more on our website at c.n.n. dot com as always get all the late stories that. this is al-jazeera is going to round up at the top stories time magazine has named . as person of the year along with other targeted journalists from the u.s. myanmar in the philippines they're described as the guardians who the magazine says
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took great risks in pursuit of the greater truth we talked to one of them maria ressa who was recognized for her coverage of philippine president reagan to charity i think it shows just how difficult it is to be a journalist this year will we can't get away from the impunity of the killing kushal the jailing of the reuters journalists it's been almost a year it's a year it's a year now and then the challenges we're facing here what's happening in the united states journalists are under attack both online and in the real world and these real world dangers are something we have to fight in order to just be able to do our jobs our government leaders in turkey are in talks with the u.n. about launching an investigation into the murder of jamal khashoggi saudi arabia has rejected turkey's request to extradite eight hundred suspects. britain's prime minister is in brussels meeting the president of the european commission who's
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warned there is no room to renegotiate breaks it too recently i was in berlin meeting the german chancellor she also had talks with the dutch prime minister trying to win last minute concessions the debate was held in britain after may perspire and the m.p.'s vote to approve breaks it she put the vote off after became clear she would lose students in france have blocked entry to dozens of high schools nationwide in protests against government education reforms one person was arrested after a fire was set outside a school in paris the students say their so-called black tuesday protests are inspired by the yellow vests outcry against president emanuel macross tax rises and economic policies. thailand is to hold a general election on february twenty fourth after responding to vote five times it'll be the first nationwide election since the military seized power in
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a coup four years ago and banned or political activity those are the headlines inside story is next. is it one step forward two steps back for britain's prime minister on drugs it tourism a as far as the palm tree vote on had deal with the e.u. and the european leaders from multiple while the e.u. commission says there's no room for negotiation so what now this isn't about school .
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hello i'm ron cowen and welcome to inside story deal or no deal that's the question dividing britain's prime minister it's a reason they fight say out both in parliament in london and with the european union in brussels monday's planned vote by british m.p. say yes or no to the briggs it deal was postponed by threes and may instead she flew to the netherlands and germany hoping to win last minute concessions but the door was quickly slammed shut there's absolutely no room for renegotiation is the message from the european commission. the deal we have achieved is the best deal possible it's only the cost and so we cannot. there is no room whatsoever for the negotiation but of course to this room if used intelligently is rude enough to give further clarification and further
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interpretations we vowed opening to weave door if we decide we not happened everyone has to know that we've gotten really really lucky we. don't hold outside westminster in london with this update. well the repercussions of monday's decision by the government to pull the so-called meaningful vote into route to resume may's briggs's deal continue here westminster awash with speculation over quite what it was she hoped to achieve by doing it and what her chances of success may be apparently in seeking reassurances from the european union over the dreaded backstop well not helped by is on top of the european commission president who said earlier that no renegotiation of the deal was possible well meanwhile in parliament an emergency debate is taking place in the opposition labor party complaining that the government circumvented procedure disrespecting parliament in pulling that vote
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without consulting parliament itself well to reason may of course not here to see or hear that debate she's off on her mini tour of europe looking for support among erstwhile allies like the dutch like the germans hoping they will come to her aid and help give her a form of words that will win over doubting m.p.'s when she brings the deal back for a vote we're now told by january the twenty first well that support if it's to be found in a us in the e.u. is sorely lacking here in britain many people in wider and wider circle say she's a prime minister who has lost all credibility and all authority and while she is away expect backroom behind the scenes dealings to go on possibly a leadership challenge launched within her own party letters said to be going in as we speak possibly as well a vote of confidence launched by the opposition labor party in parliament with other opposition parties lining up to support it the confusion the uncertainty some
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say the chaos of bragg's it still very much ongoing journal al-jazeera for inside story in westminster. tourism a blames the vote delay on the braggs it stop but what is it and why is it such a sticking point it's a safety net or insurance policy that aims to of all. hard border and the rebuilding of checkpoints on the border between northern ireland which is part of the united kingdom and the republic of ireland which is an e.u. member the backstops been agreed to allow free trade and no customs checks on exports but many british members of parliament who want to leave the e.u. the backstop will mean the whole of the u.k. will remain tied to the e.u. rules indefinitely britain's prime minister at once a time limit on the backstop and any deal with the e.u. to apply to the whole of the u.k. but the e.u. wants the backstop in place for as long as it takes and for it to only apply to normal and. let's bring in our
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panelists in london we're joined by jonathan this deputy director of the british influence cloud maurice a labor member of the european parliament for london and chair of the european parliament civil liberties justice and home affairs committee and again in westminster catherine mcbride seen economist international trade and competition unit at the institute of economic affairs welcome you all to the program i'd like to begin with you catherine in london has britain made the wrong decision. no i don't think you can ever say that this is a democracy they went to vote they had a very extensive period before the referendum and the people voted to leave and i think that it was and the government had an obligation to an act that referendum decision which both the conservative party and the labor party put on their manifesto in recent two thousand and seventeen election pledge and before the
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referendum the government also said that whatever the people decide it would be an act of so. you might not like the decision but it was the decision and that's how democracy works. let me bring in jonathan less here in london the people voted the decision has been maybe hey we are with seemingly utter confusion in westminster people not really understanding what they seem to be voted for whether it was a hard drugs or soft drugs or a in-between briggs it seems to be very very confusing situation even for experts people say that they voted the people voted but what did they vote for did they know they were voting for why we are today or that's exactly the question they're voting for bret's it but even leading back to tears say that it wasn't they steal and they say that they would rather remain enough they steal so if they are not
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happy how can we know that the voters were happy as well and that's why there's a gathering momentum to check the people's will if you like the people's consent in a circle people's very second referendum which would ask people is this the black city wanted and is this the rights that you want to have implemented so it's kind of a check in procedure because people say the voters knew what they're voting for but years later m.p.'s can decide no one seems to know what it was let's bring in strasburg your at the european union poland at the moment. well how is britain being seen by the european union what the everything that's going on what are you hearing how or how is britain being seen. well first of all it's not the number one priority there are many other priorities no in the european union but it is featuring yet again on the kunstler agenda on the agenda of the member states on
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thursday mainly because we as a nation can't make up our minds as to how we're going to leave the european union as far as it can see has close the chapter it's offered a deal today i was there when president younker and you made a clip of this said very clearly the deal isn't going to be reopened i think there was some implication that there might be some tweaking of the political declaration but the deal itself legally is not going to be opened this backstop and so on so for that reason the european union is close the chapter but we as a country the united kingdom in acting at the will of the people in the referendum clearly have not close the chapter so what the how the e.u. perceives it is very clear but it's not clear from the united kingdom side and the reason for that as the previous guest rightly said is about perceptions of hope people voted the information that they used to vote on and what their expectations
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were and i think brics tears as well as people who wanted to remain should readily admit in all honesty that referendum was not a referendum that really had all the all the real objective information that we needed to make that decision we made it but of course we're no seen the consequences of a very bad negotiation about prospectus hell through a bride in london should there be a second referendum on this issue. not until they've implemented the first referendum and i think if you talk to him to a lot of the brits it is they will clearly say that if they didn't vote for a deal they voted to leave and that was what was written on the voting paper do you want to leave the you. and that's what they did they voted to leave and that really means they should leave on w t o terms and the government had two years under the article fifty arrangement to to do this to organize to leave on w t o terms and for
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some reason to reason may have refused to try and do that philip hammond has been equally difficult he's had money in the budget to organize the w.t. movement and they his done nothing to wards or very little towards it. and that has been a complete failure of our government the people want to leave the e.u. if you want to have a second referendum then organize it for five years time or forty years time like the last one when people have been able to see where they were better off in or out of the year but to have another referendum when you haven't actually implemented the first referendum and you've offered the people a quite unsatisfactorily with for all agreement which is entirely in favor of the e.u. and everyone is and remain as can see that this is not a good deal. would be ludicrous we have to annex the proper referendum which is to
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leave and i do believe we can leave on w t o terms i also believe that the you off the u.k. a free trade agreement in march which for some reason the government refused to accept let's bring in. jonathan i knew i had a c. shaking your head. do you believe there should be a second referendum. i.d.u. and katherine his sister illustrated some of the reasons in fact she says that the first result the result of the first. the the first referendum the she said the first referendum the result needs to be implemented but no one can agree on how that should be done the government has proposed it will agreement which she rightly says has been rejected by remain as an leavers but nobody was voting very very few people voting to leave on the so-called w.t. terms or no deal neither the remain campaign nor the leave campaign ever discussed
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and no deal breaks it it was always assumed that we would have a deal and in fact very leave put on his literature that we could be part of a free trade zone stretching from iceland which in a single market to turkey which is in the customs union so the idea that people are very same simply to leave on w.t. terms is in fact a nonsense and so really we have to settle this before we leave rather than after it claude let me bring you any from strasburg you've heard both sides of the argument there for a second referendum however where is the labor party in all of this why isn't the labor party stepped up to offered an alternative we we haven't heard i'm sorry i'm sorry we haven't heard both sides what you've heard yet again on mainstream media somebody talking about w t your rules and this is a real problem in the ref because this referendum to beat nobody is explaining to people what that means that means a no deal scenario and that has not been explained to people the previous guest was correct that a number of scenarios were described to the british public when we were going to
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leave and many brick city years talked about a norway option talked about free trade deals but you know if anyone is saying that the british people understood what it means to go out or no deal then they are wrong because no deal is a very serious situation and these free traders the institute of economic affairs talking about w.t. or rules so glibly i mean that is an economic disaster for the u.k. and nobody is explaining that in detail to people on the ground in the u.k. so i think this needs to be properly. into people could do just what you say in that. spleen it wasn't explained. well it's up to the who are talking of glibly. they were rule has been for not telling people what that would mean mrs may mrs may mrs may talked about how our poorest regions would be damaged the prime minister of britain was talking about that yesterday why do you think she was
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saying that why do you think everyone more or less agrees on that when things this is such a well really and. this is one of this is one of the problems this is one of the problems this is one of the problems with the extreme fringes that came into the referendum to be instead of having a balance to be showing all the different options of leaving and how difficult it would be to leave. instead we've got this is going to be easy or have a free trade deal very easily and by the way we're going into a blind bricks or the other issues other than tree security aviation all of these things have not been decided. but i would like to present lord. please who can i say something. can i say that first of all a lot of people like to say the deal would be a disaster without actually spelling out why they think that i'd like to remind you
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that our biggest trading partner of the united states actually trades on w. cheered terms with us or the. ever and i think really be sad because it's our country so mrs may did you know in violent crime rates without knowing the house speech he said no deal would be better than a bad deal and yet no deal is basically done just. so you cannot have that as your fallback option and not prepare for it doesn't say while it's free trade agreement would be preferable she didn't prepare for the no deal option which she must have she should have because that was what castro and she doesn't see. you know people say it'll be because you can see the kinds of well now she's offered us a bad day or saying this is the this is not ok there's not there's a bad deal not we're talking about the reason. you're not about to resume a claude i just want to ask you the question the earlier game where is jeremy called in the later the leader of the labor party where is the labor party in all
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of this seems to be very quiet. yes mrs may doesn't say that she says a deal is better than no deal and she is very afraid of no deal so let's just be up to date catherine secondly on the labor party yes we have an issue here because at the moment the labor party is not clear where it's going it wants a general election a general election is very hard to get and would a general election result in a negotiated situation at this late stage on the timetable we have very unlikely so of course we have a number of options which are very difficult to define and that leads us very often i think to thinking about a referendum situation when many people didn't want to see a second referendum that it may never inevitably lead to that so yes a motion of no confidence asking for a general election under our fixed term general elections actually which is labor
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party policy is a very difficult prospectus to deal with nobody's arguing that that it's going to be easy but we are now in this dog's breakfast or dog's breakfast somebody called it because it was so badly negotiated from the start but we were never going to get the same deal as being in the e.u. with all of those benefits so yes we are now in the situation with. with them the prime minister's deal which is which is bad no deal which is disastrous or we have these options of a general election or a referendum and when they are all difficult but you can see where referendum lies in all of this well let's talk a little bit on your about what happens next let's bring in jonathan morris in london he will come to you catherine very shortly jonathan what does in your opinion happen next is there a need for a radical rethinking of the whole briggs policy. well in terms of theresa may she is going to ask. partners to renegotiate the backstop which is the most
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contentious part with george agreement they're going to say no and so she's going to see a come back to parliament and see how they're so when she delayed the vote but she was really just doing was was deferring her let's go to fenestration she wasn't sort of ending the possibility of it so she is politically seems that she is finished so really to say catherine is is true is i'm a finished. yeah i think on that well all of your panelists and most of the people in power one of her be agreeing i don't think you'll get any controversy there including all the people shouting behind me i'm sure that they think she is finished as well. but i would take issue with why no deal would be such a disaster i think that there are things we have to do to mitigate it we have to sign well they have in fact about seventy five percent of the things that they need to do they have done there they have organized driver's licenses holiday visas
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things like that have been done. the planes will fly. and. so far when we had a big drop in the pound after the referendum and that's just meant that exports are up foreign direct investment is up and the footsie is up so in fact it hasn't been the disaster and our employment is up so when people say leaving without a deal will be a disaster never able to tell me exactly why that will be a disaster and that will be a disaster for. everything there is a jury's you you know you listen let me go words in opponent hitting a new two year low you know i mean do you watch any do you watch bloomberg or just have a luke i mean do they honestly tell you that this is a. good thing it's a good thing that we've hit a two year low with the pony and this is an indication of what will happen when we
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actually fortunately have no you and i. can i finish can i finish i mean you yeah yeah you know can i finish my point this is an indicator of what is happening to our economy you know if you are in direct investment of course there are some immediate benefits of a lower power and i think we all know that you know we're not we're not completely don't we understand but you must understand if the poem just collapsing in front of our eyes for this long it is an indication of what the markets think of what is happening with bricks and honestly if you think british business is going to welcome breaks it in itself welcome this deal in itself give us a break come on up and smell the coffee this is a real problem well actually if you learn. your previous question about mrs me just started to answer here to answer your previous question mrs may if you would let me finish mrs may unfortunately is going to be in and she's counting down the clock
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and this is the worry for a big economy like britain if she's counting down the clock to get in to get a result which is not a strategic result which may be her deal vera says no deal which is a disaster that catherine's talking about you know so glibly the problem i think then for a big economy like britain the no big deal in the me trades you know are completely to your rules without deals as katherine fully knows then we will be in a real problem and that's the problem with mrs me right now is united states. rules say look please don't make things up and i don't know. is about do you need to stand alone and i'm terrible with other. let your insurance just brand or she doesn't even show you how you're going to play or any damages. very quickly george and i want to ask you what does actually happen next like what is what is in your opinion the thing that britain needs to do to get back on track
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to get this deal through that everybody is agreed that the burden voted on and voted for well firstly teresa mayes deal is not going ahead and if i can sort of some of the the other tea panelists comments in context i think no deal is a huge red herring and always has been because there is simply no majority for it in parliament now you can argue that which is the case that it is the legal to fold if there is no deal agreed by the end of march but the point is several turris including a cabinet minister or rod have said on the record the parliament will block a no deal scenario because a no deal sonari is equivalent to throwing the entire economy off a cliff edge and so there are enough turris even to no confidence their own government rather than enter no deal sorry and no deal is economic sadism and to reason may she may be many things that she's not a sadist so what we're looking at is having a deal now whether that deal is
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a new deal this renegotiated which is going to be effectively impossible as we've already established or the deal we already have now which is remaining in the e.u. after consulting the british people in the referendum is up for discussion but really this idea of no deal has no parliamentary support it will be politically toxic there's no parliamentary written take support it it simply won't happen. catherine no deal has no support is what. i do think that. well jonathan was right there when he said that it is the legal default so that actually it doesn't matter if they've got no support because they don't get to vote on it but i do think he's also right that there is the possibility of doing the trade deal that the european union offered to resign may in march this year and i do think that's still on the table and that makes sense for everyone and i think it would be rather remiss for the e.u. as well as the u.k. if we didn't do that at the same time i think if you go into any negotiation
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without a whole back plan you are not in a negotiation you're in a capitulation and so she has to prepare for her no deal option because that is hopeful that plan is her legal fallback plan and despite what you may have heard from your other commentator. you know germany's currency is presently about twenty percent lower than it would be to have joined the euro and i've never heard anyone say that germany's gone off a cliff we all know that it's doing incredibly well it's very important it's a lower currency as is china by the way sort of i think idea that this is going to kill the british. economy is just not true but i do think that a trade deal is possible but you know they do have to do it and she can't sit there with this very complicated let's try and get all the benefits of the you leaving the e.u. manes you have to leave a lot of those benefits afraid we all. know you're out to sell us in
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along with other targeted writes as. many prisoners you know just their choice you can't they actually are you sure that you're going to the u.s. president donald trump and democratic leaders have a heated exchange in the white house over his proposed border wall. to deal we have achieved is the best you post it's to elude the course the e.u. rules out any renegotiation of bragg's it as britain's prime minister tries to squeeze out a better deal to sell skeptical m.p.'s back home. and sport one of the army's greatest partnerships and rivalries has come to an end le bron james and dwyane wade meet for the last time after sixteen years together and the only. time magazine has named its person of the year as john murtha. along with
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a group of other journalists they're described as the guardians who are being recognized for their work in quote taking great risks in pursuit of the greater truth the saudi writer was killed in istanbul two months ago it is the first time a deceased person was named they also include staff at the capitol gazette a us newspaper in maryland where five journalists were killed which is journalists while long and chore soyou were imprisoned in myanmar and journalist maria ressa from the pilipino for her coverage of president rodriguez to charity we spoke to her earlier but i think it shows just how difficult it is to be a journalist this year will we can't get away from the impunity of the killing kushal the jailing of the reuters journalists it's been almost a year it's a year now and then the challenges we're facing here what's happening in the united states journalists are under attack both online and in the real world and these
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real world dangers are something we have to fight in order to just be able to do our jobs scott griffin is deputy director of the international press institute he joins us on skype from vienna. thanks for being with us so it's been a pretty tough year for journalists around the world. and this decision by time magazine is perhaps a recognition of that. absolutely and i mean as for years we just heard maria say if journalists are under attack all over the world not only in these four cases the time magazine has chosen divided by the earth but everywhere there are no attacks for writing critically about those in power are there and are attacked for speaking the truth and then they're attacked for bringing all of us information that we need to make decisions in our lives so i think it's really important more means to take a stand and remind society that journalists are out there risking their lives and
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their freedom for us really and we need to need to speak up and we need to protect them and historically journalists have have been targeted. for their work many times for years going back but it seems to be happening much more and more now why why do you think that is well i mean the statistics show that journalists have been murdered we have seventy seven cases the pill journalists this year with similar numbers in the past few years i think what we see is that you know certain countries that were once seen as guarantors of press freedom united states as one of them are now becoming part of the problem and when we see people like donald trump making statements about fake news the enemies of the people this has an effect all over the world it takes away you know the sort of stable guarantor of press freedom that we once had and it's empowering years to basically take their attacks on the press much farther and that means are entering
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a very dangerous phase for protection of turn over safety and for press freedom all over the world so what can people do to push back on this to put push back on things like fake news and this whole attack on the very idea of truth there because it isn't it isn't just incumbent on journalists themselves as. no it's not incumbent on journalists themselves it's incumbent on all of us it's incumbent on organizations like ours to you know to to back up these cases and fight for impunity first of all there are so many cases in which journalists are being killed without consequences and it's just fuels further violence and i think really what we're going to have to do in the next few years this is go back to the who and try to explain to people why independent journalism about this yesterday was the second you know anniversary of the declaration of human rights and of article nineteen which guarantees freedom of expression i think that we need to articulate better to
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the general population why do we have these great why why do we even care why does it matter to me personally that as someone who defends press freedom but as a citizen who cares about what goes on in societies i think much more of that type of educational work needs to be going down and needs to be done going forward a program to protect these rates that we have now for the future good to speak with you as always scott griffin joining us from vienna thanks for the list. are some u.s. congressman are planning to launch a full review of south of our foreign policy with saudi arabia they also want to assess the trumpet ministrations response to the killing the journalist was killed more than two months ago at the saudi consulate in istanbul when he went to collect documents for his upcoming marriage now the turkish government is in talks with the united nations about launching an investigation into jamal fresh o. g.'s murder and president richard time birder when's renewing his call for murder
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suspects to be tried under international more the saudis have rejected turkey's request to extradite eighteen suspects our correspondent mohammed vall is following the investigation from istanbul. turkish officials have been expressing increasing impatience here with regards to the level of cooperation from saudi arabia there are several areas they want to classifications about from the saudis including the world abouts of the body of the matter including the man who gave the order who gave the order to kill him also the identity of the local collaborator and the extradition of the eighteen suspects none of those requests have been favorably responded to by the saudis two days ago the saudi foreign minister said no way saudi arabia would hand over the suspects but turkey believes that it is the only approach that will help go ahead into this investigation because those men are part of the saudi government and they were sent here to commit a heinous crime on the saudi soil so it is
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a matter of time and all of this has been expressed today by the turkish foreign minister saying turkey will take this file to an international investigation if saudis continue to refuse to respond. in condition and we have requests from state leaders from the united nations and the chairman of the human rights committee said that a u.n. investigation must be started we have spoken to our counterparts at the u.n. and others about this topic and we continue to consult each other it will be necessary for this to go through to the u.n. security council however a commission can be set up by the secretary general to investigate the human rights aspects of this matter. and the pressure to take the fight to the u.n. is not only a turkish desire is not only coming from inside turkey but also foreign ministers said but there have been the months from many quarters including the un including from other international organizations to take this file to the united nations
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because they think the only way justice can be served to the slain journalist some of. let's turn to washington where in the last hour a photo opportunity between donald trump and senior congressional democrats got heated over the issue of u.s. border security the extraordinary moment happened in front of the media and t.v. cameras our white house correspondent kimberly how cute is live for us now in washington kimberly. well it's really hard to understand what happened except that we have the opportunity to see it for our very own eyes sensually the republican president clashing with the democratic leaders in the house of representatives in the senate they came to the white house the oval office looking for a deal on border security but offering the president just one point three billion in funding the president wanted five billion in funding and that's where things
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started to fall apart in very combative conversation. at legislating which is what we do right we're beginning to make it to your point you state your case that's what the house republican committee if they had the votes but there are no votes in the house a majority vote for a wall no matter where you start right if i needed the votes for the wall in the house i would have them in one session that would be done presently it doesn't help because we did ten democrats and i just put it on the list put it on a negotiation let me ask you this just and we're doing this in a very friendly manner it doesn't help for me to take a vote in the house where i will win easily with the republicans are it doesn't help to take the advice because i'm not going to get the vote one for the senate i need ten senators that's the crowd that the white house had the senate i have that you have how i see it and the house would be the lot if i wanted it but i can't because i need nancy i need ten votes from chuck not really seven hundred not to
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say one thing the fact is you do not have developed in the house that's if i can be an order to can advance if i get the answer we need border security first implicitly we need border security people are forming into our country including terrorists we have terrorist we court and terrorists over the last very short period of time ten these are very serious people our border agents all of our law enforcement has been incredible what they've done but we call it ten terrorists these are people that we're looking to do harm we need to walk we need more one than anything we need border security of which the wall is just a piece but it's important just to do want to say here's what i say we have a lot of disagreements here the washington post today gave you a whole lot of pinocchio's because they say you constantly mistake how much the wall is built how much of the wall is built i don't much there but that's not the point you leave a disagreement about the washington whether it's effective or that i don't border security but on the wall we do not want to shut down the government you would call
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twenty times to shut down the government you say i want to shut down the government we don't. we want to come to an agreement if we can't come to an agreement we have solutions that will pass the house and senate right now and will not shut down the government and that's what we're hurting you do not threaten to shut down the government because want to you know just then you have a choice you can't get your when you shut it down you know if you go and say something mr president you just say it my way or will shut down the government we have a proposal that will democrats and republicans will support to do with c.r. that will not shut down the government we urge you to take and if it's not to import or security i will tell you every good lot of it's not going to border security i won't tell you it's what because when you look at these numbers of the effectiveness of our border security and when you look at the job that we're doing with my military that can i pretend i tell yourself that you just said without knowing all these are only areas where you have the won't want to do you have lost jackets effect if we you don't have flaws it is not affect it. now this
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open sparring went on for almost ten minutes it's exceptional to see this in the oval office this is the kind of debate typically takes place behind closed doors in fact repeatedly you saw the future speaker of the house nancy pelosi urging the conversation to go behind closed doors calling it a climate of destruction in the public view well this is perhaps an opportunity for the public to see why a government in the united states has been broken for so many years people are shouting at one another instead of working to find solutions it's hard to see where there a compromise is going to be struck and there isn't much time to do it if the sides cannot come to an agreement not just on funding the border wall but also on funding the government as a whole the sensually there will be twenty five percent of the government that will start to shut down that is on the short term spending bill so again this is sort of
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an example of dysfunction in government out for all to see but certainly it was shocking given the fact that it took place in the oval office usually sort of a bastion of decorum but certainly not as of late pretty extraordinary stuff if you live for us there in washington. plenty more ahead on this news hour alliance on call and a trade war with the u.s. putting the brakes on china's clean energy plans. the bells of back the story behind these treasures taken from the philippines more than one hundred years ago. and later in sport we'll hear what manchester city's manager has to say about forepaws fight against racism. all that still ahead but first the british prime minister is trying to win last minute concessions from e.u. leaders to save the brakes it deal to rescind may is in brussels meeting e.u.
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leaders earlier she held talks in berlin with german chancellor angela merkel and south to monday's planned vote by british m.p.'s to say yes or no to the braggs it deal was postponed to deal we have achieved is the best possible it's to elude the course and so we can look. there is no room. for you negotiation but of course. if used. enough to further clarification and further interpretations we vote to pollute. this look up and. that we will look. and we've got correspondents in brussels and london live for us lawrence lee is standing by near westminster and outside parliament but first
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dominic kane in brussels so dominic what chance does the british prime minister have of coming back with anything tangible given what we just heard there from the european commission president. all day hasn't seen very little chance that's the sort of thing that we've heard from mr younger but also from angela merkel we didn't hear from mr rooter the dutch prime minister that you met the start of this whistle stop tour but certainly that's been the mantra as it were from the european leaders that she's met so far she's just finished a meeting with the e.u. council of ministers president president obama took place for the better part of an hour and a half two hours and they had frank talks we understand and once that meeting finished she gave this statement about what was the main issue at hand the backstop which is the issue that parliament has raised the backstop is
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a necessary guarantee for the people of northern ireland and whatever outcome you want whatever relationship you want with europe in the future there's no deal available that doesn't have a backstop within it but we don't want the backstop to be used and if it is we want to be certain that it is only temporary and it's those assurances that i will be seeking from fellow leaders over the coming days. so mr toast for his part has said that he believes that despite the frank discussions there is a will to try to find a way forward but remember that the deal that has been negotiated and which every party to it thought had been agreed well we know there is a great deal of of anxiety about it certainly from the british parliament perspective worth saying that mrs may is now meeting mr younger who we heard at the start of the sequence where we know that he is there is no likelihood of renegotiation perhaps mrs may can cling on to the prospect of what he alluded to at
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the end of that statement where he said that with intelligent cooperation perhaps there's room for more clarification for more interpretation of the deal question is how can one side interpret the deal as being not negotiable and the other side interpret it as still being up for negotiation knots the question those are the questions of the e.u. institutions and mrs may have to answer dominic thanks very much dominic kane live in brussels let's go to lawrence lee in london he's outside parliament for so lawrence there when the british prime minister left there were a lot of m.p.'s who were not happy with that deal she negotiated has anything really changed at this point. well no i mean plainly she's under siege really from all sides no concessions that mean anything as you just heard from from the european union all commission increasing sort of a leadership challenge against potentially in the coming weeks from the hard core
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euro skeptic and of her own policy and of course all those opposition m.p.'s and conservatives who want neither her deal nor no bricks it trying to figure out a way of bringing the whole thing down when it eventually comes to a meaningful vote which we now think will probably be in january let's take a view from the dominant wolf from the think tank open europe. that the vote was supposed to be happening actually more or less now wasn't until she ponders what do you think your. time yes well obviously she's now gone not a year to try and see concessions in some way or spoken of assurances rather than a full on renegotiation. it's worth pointing out how taken place today and she predicted she would have done she would have had to have done this anyway in terms of going back year and asking can i get some more assurances around this
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issue of the backstop but she now goes under fundamentally different circumstances if she had gone ahead with the votes last year the domestic political consequences would have been chaotic and her authority as prime minister would have been weakened but the point but they have been anyway by cancelling it has been all through the emergency debate today we had m.p.'s piece saying look we just can't trust what the prime minister says anymore because she says you got to do something and then and then does something else i mean she's terribly weak now isn't she yeah i think i think that's the perception and that would have worded it would have been the same perception had she had she lost but the other thing to point out is that let's say she lost the vote by the what the vote went ahead she lost it by a large margin she then went back to brush to see concessions she would then have a concrete number to point to when she's in those top. she could say these are the number of m.p.'s who are opposed to post this deal that we've struck this is what we need to do to change it she now doesn't have that and even though year it would have known that she would have lost anyway she doesn't have that concrete number of
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m.p.'s as a weapon in her armory when she's trying to seek those reassurances and concessions but if if between now and whenever the meaningful vote is in this is june is going to be january she can't persuade the politicians in there that anything that enough has happened suit suits with. all the doubts and fears what does she do that she simply say look it's all of the. deal all we're going to crush out of the european union with their website and nothing in trying to scare them almost into backing i think i think that's right yeah and i think the closer it gets to march twenty ninth twenty nineteen the more credibility that house because there's been lots of talk of parliament trying to block no deal with the no deal is the legal default under the process of article fifty. i think potentially one of the reasons why there's been so much opposition to meaningful vote is now not taken place is because that threat doesn't have as much credibility when we're in december in january and if as looks like you've been meaningful for happens in january she will
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have that credibility to say it is my deal or no deal but the problem is is that a lot of her a lot of the opponents of her deal are actually quite relaxed about no deal. but most of the people who don't like no deal certainly in her own party are in favor of her deal some of the some of the remaining rebels she might be able to win over but the brics it is a lot of them are very relaxed about no deal so does the fact that no deal really focus their minds i'd suggest not perhaps opposition m.p.'s is a possibility but again that's difficult because of that party politics something thank you very much but. very very difficult christmas and new year i think for the prime minister we don't think the votes going to happen before january but as usual all bets are off. certainly are lawrence lee live for us there in london. tax concessions made to the so-called yellow vest protesters will cost the french government eleven billion dollars that's according to the budget minister but it's not clear if the government has done enough to take the steam out of the protest
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movement it began more than four weeks ago and brought chaos to central paris smith reports. the yellow bus protesters are getting ready for christmas on the roundabout camps that have sprung up across france president emanuel micron's decision to increase the minimum wage and cut taxes for most pensioners hasn't persuaded the people here to abandon their protests as an emotional speech i'm not that old convince because he has an address what the people are expecting these are only small meals and they won't be paid for by bankers in financials what we did you find the president sincere i don't get. is the wife is a. teacher of theater so has a long experience of what we've gone four weeks ago as a protest over an increase in diesel taxes has developed into a wider campaign by people from france's towns and villages who struggle to make
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ends meet in one of europe's most highly taxed countries yellow vest protests across central paris to a standstill while violent elements have smashed up shops and. in those few weeks the movement has radicalized and these these announcements are not enough to stop the movement overnight specially as its roots go back in they kase off policy of inequality is between their eateries and regions in france the prime minister told parliament he understood where the frustration came from. behind the anger expressed on the way people are paid your way we are all aware that there is something else that there is anger of a been left behind on the lack of perspective that there was the choice a conscious or not to lead the public that sleep that there was the choice conscious or not for years. the questions as they were arranged for example the question of massive unemployment or who pulled out to get the government says its
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concessions including scrapping fuel tax rises will cost more than eleven billion dollars that risks pushing the budget deficit. to three point four percent past the use three percent limit there's no official leadership for the yellow best protesters so it's difficult to gauge a majority opinion on what present markham had to say or the concessions he made for but we may have to wait until saturday and what's being called act five to see how many people turn out and protest bernard smith al-jazeera on the outskirts of paris a libyan rebel groups loyal to warlords after are mobilizing in the oil crescent region rival factions have announced an offensive to recapture the area the oil cresson includes four major oil forts are along the mediterranean coast which has been largely under the control of half touched forces says twenty sixteen what are their head has more from tripoli. local sources in the oil christened area say that
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have to has forces or forces loyal to warlord khalifa haftar are mobilizing in the area some sources say there are digging tunnels around their locations after the news that forces loyal to the former chief of the petroleum facilities guard braman children are planning to launch a new offensive to recapture the four major oil ports in the oil across an area now forces tried to recapture the area several times before since have his forces be captured the oil crescent area in september two thousand and sixteen and now ran it himself he has got the backing of the support of the tribes in the area but ironically he himself was responsible for blocking the oil production from that area for three years from july two thousand and thirteen until august two thousand and sixteen and that cost the libyan treasury around more than one hundred billion
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dollars according to the national oil corporation. still ahead on al-jazeera when we come back world workers walk off the job in the latest strike to hit one of africa's largest producers of thailand's military backed government lifts a ban on political activities before new elections and later in sport the final round of group matches in the european champions league could see last season's one example getting knocked down. however with the settle down to it. this time of the year which means mostly iran is seeing occasional showers not much else at all the actions in the eastern mediterranean focusing on turkey then of course the rain flows. out across cyprus to the levant and beyond and that's the picture from wednesday masses of snow
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through turkey and southern caucasus rain in syria rain to some degree in lebanon and beyond almost down toward sinai he says that is fine let's try the moment for iraq across the border which is fine because it's been flooding here recently we've got a bit more rain to come in the northeast as you can see comes a day but even here or even in turkey says if things look quite as you can see in beirut seventeen in what should be sunny weather which is of course the case for the south a little cloud around now a little bit brushing the coast of the modern maybe southern yemen as well the breeze and particularly strong winds a bit of a northerly to start with on the gulf and more subtly in the western side of saudi arabia not a surprise active weather now is showing itself in towns near catching northern parts of zimbabwe in zambia and of course mozambique this is seasonal you should see some pretty heavy rain this time the year so this is what you might expect to see with twenty one in a westerly in cape town. in
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stand up for human rights. hello again you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour the time magazine has named its person of the year as gemma along with journalists from the us me and ma in the philippines government leaders in turkey say they are in talks with the united nations about launching an investigation into these most. part is a meeting in the white house turned sour in the last hour over the issue of border security u.s. president donald trump and senior congressional democrats sparred over each other
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as they argued about the possibility of a war on the border with mexico. britain's prime minister is in brussels meeting the european commission president who's warning there is no room to renegotiate the braggs of the recent days also met with german and dutch leaders trying to win last minute concessions. delegations from yemen's warring sides have agreed to swap eight hundred thousand prisoners of war mon and the international red cross are helping to carry out the exchange of talks of being held in sweden to try and end the nearly four year conflict or cheddar jan reports. on the outskirts of yemen's capital sana the prisoner swap agreement between the government and who the rebels is good news for the family of khaled he's one of eight hundred thousand prisoners of war. and that we call upon our brothers who are negotiating in sweden to consider and understand the feelings of the citizens and the detainees and to
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understand how vulnerable and weak the prisoners are the exchange of prisoners is just one of many issues on the agenda at the talks outside the swedish capital stockholm that of in. the parties have agreed to prepare a mechanism for the exchange of prisoners with the participation of the international red cross which will offer diligence tical support to up you know if janet in san what we dealt with this matter from a humanitarian viewpoint and made some concessions because our list of prisoners included politicians activists media and geo workers. another issue on the agenda is the port city of hard data controlled by the who these and under attack for months by saudi and u.a.e. coalition forces a large portion of humanitarian aid is shipped to ho data the fruity say they are willing to let the u.n. oversee port operations but the yemeni government backed by the saudis a number roddy's is threatening to resume its offensive to capture her data if the talks in sweden fail. eighty thousand yemenis are estimated to have been killed by
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fighting or airstrikes as well as a cholera epidemic and lack of food during the four years of war amnesty international and human rights watch say coalition forces have committed war crimes by bombing and indiscriminately killing and injuring civilians and the city also accuses the u.a.e. of illegally detaining yemenis in nearly two dozen secret prisons as well as forced disappearances and torture u.a.e. denies all allegations that the families of p.o.w. say the swap agreement is a chance to end their ordeal and. we've been suffering for three years we've been hurt a lot my kids and my family are suffering only god almighty knows the volume of suffering and pain we are facing. the united nations humanitarian chief says living conditions in yemen are catastrophic where twenty
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million people are on the brink of famine making it the world's worst humanitarian crisis. on al jazeera. a six month sit in is continuing in the occupied west bank and saw a palestinian protest against israeli plans to bulldoze an entire village the israeli government says it was illegally built and calls the bedouin who live there . has more. six year old is that islam begins his day just after sunrise he has a short track up the hill to honna ahmar school it's unclear how much longer he'll be making the journey because the school is scheduled for demolition at any moment when. the school is not for them to demolish as twenty eight hundred ends the principal says each of the students has stayed as a show of defiance but they're struggling to set and will not mimic the way the
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children experience fia and they feel the disruption they can't concentrate they always ask when will the school be demolished will you continue teaching us. the israeli government told one hundred eighty better when they had until october first to leave the land they've been living on for decades after a nine year legal battle the supreme court ruled earlier this year the community was illegal human rights groups say what the illegal is the israeli government trying to forcibly remove these refugees as part of a broader expansion plan in the occupied west bank. luck the issue of cause is very disturbing there is no lie told dog news i compare it to the death of a human being and plans were announced to move the bedouin to another area which the israeli government said would be safer they'd have a water supply access to electricity and
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a sewage system. with international pressure mounting to stop there even in the october deadline passed for now plans to forcibly move them have stalled in those it should we are all united around one goal to evacuate the illegal construction there is no argument about this the international criminal court or i.c.c. is conducting an investigation into israel's planned displacement of the people of qana ahmar and the i.c.c. says it's made quote significant progress in determining whether it should investigate wider allegations that israel is the victim palestinians and demolishing their property in the occupied west bank and east jerusalem. from the palestinian point of view hano amr has become a powerful symbol showing the world the way in which israel is continuing what critics say is a wide scale land grab the israeli government has lambasted the palestinian
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authority for using a bar as israeli propaganda the villagers who continue to call it home remain in the middle and in limbo for who knows how much longer natasha dizzier in the occupied west bank the thai government's lifting its ban on political activity before elections in february they've been postponed five times before it would be the first vote since a military coup four years ago rights groups doubt whether the elections will be free and fair dominick folder is an associate editor with the nikkei asian review he says the military overseas all aspects of the government including the upcoming election. the thai system is having great trouble shaking this military desire to intervene in politics and to put things right now in two thousand and fourteen when john general. took over. there was
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a state of on rest you could say that there was a need to bring order to a politically unstable situation and there was also the issue of the approaching succession. and order was restored in the succession as successfully completed i think the big concern amongst people is the reluctance of the military to step back if you set aside the issue of whether or not it's going to be another coup you have to look at the issue of military interference going forward and that is the fact that the military has complete control of the senate which can function as a kind of ultra super cabinet in a time of crisis and take over from the like to come in that. you have to look at the situation of the prime minister. maneuvering to become prime minister again in a different system and that system may prove to be unstable because he will no longer have an acquiescent appointed cabinet of cronies and generals he will have
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elected politicians sitting in that and that is fundamentally potentially destabilizing. bells taken as trophies by u.s. troops during a war in the philippines in one thousand nine hundred one have been returned home it's part of an effort to improve relations between the two countries those arrived in manila and a repatriation ceremony will be held on saturday u.s. military took the bells in an attack following the killing of dozens of its soldiers in a battle in duggan has more from manila. the united states considers the massacre the single worst defeat for the americans during the philippine american war between one thousand nine hundred nine to one thousand nine hundred two at the time in retaliation for a raid that filipino gear guerrillas conducted that more than forty us soldiers killed american general jacobs declared that this part of samar be considered
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a howling wilderness according to u.s. historians that raid led by the americans left more than two thousand five hundred filipinos dead many of them women and children but filipino historian say more than ten thousand civilians were killed since then the bells were brought to the united states as war trophies and for over half a century filipino president there have been efforts basically and lobbying from the philippine government to ask basically the u.s. to return these bells now under president through the good authority and during his state of the nation speech where he emphasized it's return now the americans have brought it back and according to the u.s. ambassador a symbol of restored trust and respect for the country's independence. well workers in gabbin have started a three day strike in protest of the sacking of six colleagues workers of the french company total are demanding higher pay and better working conditions there was another strike in july gabbin produces about two hundred thousand barrels of
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crude oil a day but thousands of workers have been laid off as oil prices fell at a concert she is chief executive of rich management an emerging markets economist he says the strike shows how opec is losing its influence in the global oil industry i think the important message it's a similar message little bit. less. back and it's essentially telling us that the go go days opec would shape that money it is fair. and it's delta pronouncements already meaningful it's telling us that is losing relevance you environment and i think you know if you take it at all in that context these that's the takeaway the politicians very small. caps. of couple and it's quite obviously it's not it's mission plate and it's
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a little bit like that sense of course because extraordinary situation of the presence of the skirt in saudi arabia is currently. so it's a very fragile situation will anything. the protesters have disrupted a u.s. event promoting cole on the sidelines of a un climate of un climate change talks in poland was. about one hundred activists interrupted opening remarks by president donald trump advisor on energy and climate chanting keep it in the ground trump an illustration support for coal is at odds with the conference which wants to move away from fossil fuels and it clark has more on our special coverage of the summit. after the united states announced it would terminate its membership of the paris agreement beijing in china it was quick to
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brand itself as a global leader committed to fighting climate change through green policy making the country has been investing heavily in renewables last year for every dollar spent in the u.s. on alternative energy china spent three but china has carbon emissions have risen since two thousand and fifteen coal still accounts for over sixty percent of the country's energy consumption and new coal plants are still being built adrian brown has this report. the economic machine that is china needs a vast amount of power to fuel its growth engine much of that fuel is code. in order to meet the target for reductions in carbon emissions china's leaders pledged to move away from fossil fuels to clean energy even if it meant closing thousands of factories three years almost that commitment is looking in doubt says one leading environmentalist the reasons slowing economic growth and worsening trade
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friction with the united states these economy. is in a down cycle the growth rate is not as rapid as as before and we're having facing a trade war. which having quite some psychological impact at least people are beginning to understand the government has a problem as it has you know they must keep pushing to reduce pollution but they need to consider the economy they can't rush too much but they also can't be too slow. three years ago i visited this steel town in sichuan province the mill had recently shot with the loss of sixteen thousand jobs the closure was partly blamed on a global steel blowout but the plant was also a heavy polluter a symbol of the sort of industry china. as government once done with occasionally just occasionally you get days like this clear blue skies and you actually want to
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breathe none of this though is down to people burning less coal it's because of strong winds blowing in from mongolia and it provides a taunting reminder of what beijing was once like. just five days earlier though beijing was like this one of seventy nine cities where air pollution alerts were ordered but there is some good news to report sales of electric cars in china are surging in large part because of government subsidies to buyers globally more than a million evey's were sold last year half of them here the technology is at the heart of president xi jinping signature economic policy called made in china twenty twenty five he wants e.-v. car sales to reach seven million by then but these cars use batteries that rely on the electricity grid that still derives two thirds of its power from coal adrian
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brown al-jazeera beijing.
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all right it's good old sport has far hasn't thank you so much manchester city manager pep guardiola has given in passion support to striker him sterling sterling allegedly suffered racist abuse during city's lost at chelsea on saturday chelsea
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has suspended for people from attending games while a police investigation takes place certainly put out a statement saying some media coverage of young black players is also helping to fuel racism and aggressive behavior the people who focus on football is not just incredible unfortunately it was just in football will be safe but the resumes in everywhere which happen today immigrants and refugees are on the way how we treat them when once in our lives were refugees i would go in fathers and grandfathers and mother were refugees how we treat the societies and fortune is in every word the twelve have to fight in every day. liverpool face a fight to stay alive in the european champions league last season's runners up napoli to have any chance of progressing liverpool need a one mil victory or two win by two clear goals to go through to the knockout rounds the premier league leaders have lost all three of their away games but they
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do have home advantage for this one. before we know how difficult it will be and apple is for sure in a better position they only need to draw if they can they can lose and still through but they deserve it like that we need to be really happy about the chance we still have and if you if somebody gives you a chance then it's all about you to use it nobody wants to play one of the best stadium in the world ours are more severe and. that is true that there are a lot of liverpool supporter but this is true also that there are three thousand napoli from napoli supporter and also forty million around the world that support us also in that group are parasites or men who beat liverpool to one last time out to win against the already eliminated red star belgrade will put the french champions into the last sixteen. we have shown that we have energy and the
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capability to stay strong for long if we show that our much against liverpool a game of champions league level we need to confirm that and put a stamp on it with a victory against red star practically it does not mean much if we can be liverpool and we lose this game and get eliminated so spanish happens barcelona are already assured of their place and the last sixteen will face top name who need to match internal ends result against p.s.v. eindhoven to join barsa in the next phase parsa haven't lost a home european game for more than five years. former bahrain international football or hockey. has been denied bail by a court in bangkok as he fights his deportation back to the gulf states. has political asylum as a refugee in australia but was arrested when he arrived in thailand on vacation last month. he has lived in albums since two thousand and fourteen he says he was tortured in bahrain two years earlier but the court is now granted the thai
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government permission to air extradition to bahrain. one of basketball's greatest partnerships and rivalries is entering its and game after joining the n.b.a. together in two thousand and three le bron james and wayne wade have shared the same court for the last time in the regular season andy richardson reports better basketball the vacancy lebron james is at the start of what may well be his own last major challenges a player with the l.a. lakers his former teammates and now rival dwyane wade has said this will be his final season the parents of the league together back in two thousand and three and wade is now returned to the miami heat a franchise where he wants to championships with le bron. that was one crowded after winning the n.b.a. title with the cleveland cavaliers in twenty six team le bron is now aiming to bring back the championship to the lakers for the first time since two thousand and ten the lakers haven't even made the playoffs since two thousand and thirteen but
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le bron has brought about a turnaround in full on the lakers are sitting fifth in the western conference and looked to be on target for the postseason james outscored weighed in this game with twenty eight points and twelve assists but wade's fifteen point second half performance run him close. the prone on the lakers eventual holding on for the want to wait to one of five when. the guy said. i you know we we always compete against each other thirty one times that we played against each other we push each other but you know we're not the bulls and brad type. friendship brotherhood. you know so . i've got. just been thankful i'm thinking going to be pushing me and vice versa you know what it was a bonus of it with this other what we would see maybe when we went to the finals four years ago and we want to examine this together we made each other better and i thought you know the end game for this pairing have to sixteen seasons of stardom
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and achievements and the richardson algy zero zero zero lebron james gets all the headlines while dwayne wade is more low key but when it comes down to it who was a better player earlier we asked brandon robinson a writer at basketball society to compare that to here's the thing le bron james has won championships with two different teams he makes teammates around him better i don't think it's fair to compare the two of them i think le bron is more osgood robertson and magic johnson than he is michael jordan. in comparison to play when i look at the clutch guys i look at weight i look at i look at kobe bryant i look at michael jordan if i want to get a last second shot i'm given it away but if i want to build a team around me. and the successful tina brown is like a magnet i'm putting i'm picking the browns first so it depends on the scenario i definitely think that way to bring something to the table an iconic guy won multiple championships but you can't. i think le bron star would still be
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a red and wade story he's retiring at season's and. grand opening grand closing. and that's all your support for the war later back to you has that right thanks for now a committee of u.s. lawmakers have been grilling google's c.e.o. over data and privacy privacy concerns summed up each eye has denied the company is planning to build a censored version of its search engine for use in china the committee is also looking at how the company handles users' data on monday google announced it had suffered a new data leak affecting the personal details of more than fifty two million users for any service we provide our users we go to great lengths to protect our privacy and we give them transparency choice and control our android is a powerful platform and provide smartphone for over two billion people and as part
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of that it depends on the applications users choose to use if you're using a fitness application which is to differing the number of steps you walk you expect it to send that information but it's a choice users make we make it clear and it depends on the use cases or shannon vadra is a politics and cybersecurity reporter with axios she joins us now from our studio in washington thanks for being with us so this latest data breach is one of many that we seem to hear about and it isn't really doing much to help this this growing climate of distrust between tech companies and uses it. not at all and it is just one of the very many data breaches and leaks that we continue to hear about from not just google for print but from other companies and tech titans who have access to reams and reams of people's personal data but the big picture here is that it's not just today is not done today when he leaves which come from capitol
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hill this first test went on capitol hill he has all of the employees at google to report to who recently have actually been holding him and google leadership to the fire for example google canceled its ai and drone project that called into question is google's moral code and a lot of google employees stage a global walkout over sexual harassment handling it google so this is not the end of the trouble for pichai here now the conservative members on this committee have been questioning google about what comes up in their search engine that there is a political bias it when when you do a google search against conservatives it is there is there anything to that at all the way that peach i answers that is heaver mine's lawmakers that there is an auction in process that there are the way that certain ads in an ad sales happen and a lot of the lawmakers will cite surveys and different studies that show according to them that there is bias against conservatives and conservative search results
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but i will push back on that so they've been sparring back and forth about that because bush i says that he and his company don't agree with those studies and they have other studies to say and what is different here today about google's testimony is it isn't stark contrast to facebook's mark zuckerberg testimony earlier this year following the cambridge analytical scandal back then we had a lot of lawmakers who seemed to lack a grasp of how technology worked and how facebook's business model worked but here we have a lot more opinions firing back and forth so it's a little bit more subjective today than in previous testimonies from tech titans on the hill so going by that then. i mean the google c.e.o. was lucky in that he got to go second. sure i suppose you could look at it like that but it's also for google it's not necessarily. a highlight necessarily because larry page who really is at the helm of the entire company at alphabet they have this benefit where is a little bit segmented and gets to go where the or are makers now we're going to
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what we're going to have to leave it there are unfortunately we are a time shannon valve appreciate you talking to us that is it for this news hour we'll be back in two minutes with more of the day's news from our colleagues in london stay with us. as britain prepares to exit the use people in power investigates disturbing allegations about the tactics used by the winning leave campaign we know that the
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law was broken and we know that campaigns i've spent we know that russia tried to build a relationship with one of the key campaigns who paid for breaks it people in power on al-jazeera. in countries like a nine people have been killed. we in the united states have privatized the ultimate public function war this was a deal with saudi arabia things were done differently saudis other arabs when they came to britain for being all to help the past bombs deal's off you will rumsfeld was meeting saddam isn't that interesting there are a shadow coming soon. the war on drugs in the philippines is pushing jails to breaking point a record number of inmates languish behind bars for years awaiting trial one on one
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east philippines locked up on al-jazeera. al-jazeera where ever you are. honoring the guardians of journalism saudi writer jamal khashoggi is among the murdered or imprisoned journalists to be named time magazine's person of the year. hello i'm barbara starr you're watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up
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may's admission to win late concessions on breck's it but the e.u. rules out any negotiation. like tuesday protests students opposing exam reforms trying to shut down schools in france and searching for answers from google the company's c.e.o. testifies before congress a day after the tech giant announced a massive data. thank you for joining us there being called the guardian's time magazine has named several journalists as its person of the year leading with the murdered saudi journalist jamal khashoggi ashaji has been honored for speaking out against the brutality of the saudi regime he was killed in the saudi consulate in istanbul in october the reuters journalists while no nation have also been named their wives
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are holding up their picture is all this cover here the reporters have been detained in myanmar for their coverage of the real hinge of crisis next is the staff of a newspaper in the u.s. journalists at the capital vowed to continue their work after five of their colleagues were shot dead in their news room. and for covering the rule of a populist president and his controversial war on drugs time is also honored maria ressa the editor of the rough news agency in the philippines who the government accuses of spreading misinformation we spoke to her a little earlier. i think it shows just how difficult it is to be a journalist i mean this year will cool if we can't get away from the impunity of the brutal killing of. the jailing of the reuters journalists it's been almost a year it's a year now and then the challenges we're facing here what's happening in the united
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states journalists are under attack both online and in the real world and these real world dangers are something we have to fight in order to just be able to do our jobs rappler has been under attack since january this year when the government tried to take away our licenses to operate and we've been fighting this in court. the attacks are not just in the legal world while a lot has been weaponized against against rappler we've also been fighting for almost two and a half years exponential attacks lies on social media and these targeted attacks is something new for journalists around the world. let's speak to rosen jordan who joins us now live from washington d.c. . the naming of the person of the year you know the people the form of a movement it's highly symbolic really all sorts of people and and movements have been named as from time magazine where reasons that the magazine gave for choosing
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the guardians this year. well what the time editors have been telling reporters all day is that they were looking at a number of trends and what they wanted to do was to highlight perhaps the most important trend in their estimation for two thousand and eighteen and they said that it's not just the fact that you have had the rise of social media where so many people now get their information about what's happening in their communities and what's happening around the world but you also have politicians from local leaders to national and international figures attacking the very credibility of journalists attacking their motives attacking their methods really undermining the public's trust in an institution that is supposed to be a watchdog certainly of those who hold power and so the time editors basically
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decided barbara that you had to take a look at not just the threats against journalists in this new digital environment but more important you had to look at the underpinnings of their credibility and what journalists have had to give up in some very tragic instances in order to practice their craft and rosalyn i mean hundreds if not more thousands of journalists are threatened across the world every year but it really was the case of jamal khashoggi that in the past few months has got us all speaking about it and all just someone journalists about in the u.s. as well some congressman are actually planning to launch a full review of the u.s. is policy towards saudi arabia in light of that killing they also want to assess the trumpet ministrations response to it and the white house has been on the pressure to hold saudi crown prince mohammed bin someone responsible for the murder so the pressure keeps on mounting on the president how does they see no time
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magazine naming general ashaji among others as their person of the year how does this add to the pressure on trump. well it certainly does add to the pressure on the trumpet ministration especially when you consider that there are now four pieces of legislation or in this case three resolutions and an actual bill now being considered in the u.s. congress in order to not just make note of the murder the savage murder of jamal khashoggi but also to take a very close look a very critical look at the u.s. is alliance with saudi arabia with the practices and values of the saudi government and to really bring up a very fulsome and fundamental reexamination of the u.s. as foreign policy alliances and priorities and certainly this debate has not stopped congress is back for the last week or so of this term and certainly
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in the next two to three days there will be more vigorous discussion about how the trumpet ministration has responded to the murder and more important how it is dealing with the saudi government going forward there is a lot of frustration a lot of disgust with what happened just a little more than two months ago when jamal khashoggi was murdered and there are both senators and representatives in the house who say that they need to get answers and of course that will include perhaps another briefing by the cia director gina housefull for those members of the house of representatives who say they don't have enough straight information about what happened at the saudi consulate back on october second doesn't join in with the latest from washington d.c. vanzant thank you on meanwhile turkey's foreign minister says his government is talking
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to the u.n. about launching an investigation into the killing of jim on the show. has been following the case he sent us this update from istanbul. turkish officials have been expressing increasing impatience here with regards to the level of cooperation from saudi arabia there are several areas they want to classifications about from the saudis including the world abouts of the body of. including the man who gave the order who gave the order to kill him also the identity of the local collaborator and the extradition of the eighteen suspects none of those requests have been favorably responded to by the saudis two days ago the saudi foreign minister said no way saudi arabia would hand over the suspects what turkey believes that it is the only approach that will help go ahead into this investigation because those men are part of the saudi government and they were sent here to commit a heinous crime on the saudi soil so it is a matter of time and all of this has been expressed today by the turkish foreign
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minister saying turkey will take this file to an international investigation if saudis continue to refuse to respond. we have requests from state leaders from the united nations and the chairman of the human rights committee said that a u.n. investigation must be started we have spoken to our counterparts at the u.n. and others about this topic and we continue to consult each other it will be necessary for this to go through to the u.n. security council however a commission can be set up by the secretary general to investigate the human rights aspects of this matter and the pressure to take the fight to the u.n. is not only a turkish desire is not only coming from inside turkey but also foreign minister said that there have been demands from many quarters including the un including from other international organizations to take this file to the united nations because they think that that's the only way justice can be served to the slain
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journalist some of caution. the u.k. prime minister tourism a has been meeting leaders in a last ditch attempt to rescue her brics a deal the e.u. has told me that the talks cannot be reopened and they can only offer reassurances over the northern ireland backstop on monday may postpone the parliamentary vote on the withdrawal agreement that was meant to take place today tuesday which is proving controversial paul brennan reports. she's trying to save not just her breck's it deal but also her credibility and her career teresa mayes whistle stop tour of e.u. leaders started in the hague for breakfast with her dutch counterpart marc rooter the outcome productive according to her spokesman. in the german capital berlin to meet angela merkel the prime minister found herself momentarily trapped in her car
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. before the e.u.'s open door policy was finally restored. and then finally to brussels to explain british concerns about the irish back stop whatever outcome for more facing certain defeat at home and an uncertain reception in brussels there is no room. for negotiation that's just course. if used intelligently is enough to give further clarification and interpretations we vote open you do have to all of the sentiment here exasperated at the british political chaos and grim preparedness now for the worst case scenario and it would be even if the only possible agreement and we've done a lot of concessions to reach it so we sincerely hope that there can be a majority. to or ratify the what's the word agreement but they have to are some
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ready for a new deal and we are preparing for it downing street says the bracks it vote perspiring from choose day may now not take place until mid january i think the prime minister is going to see things through a number ten until at least christmas which in modern politics constitutes long term planning here at westminster the prime minister's decision to postpone choose day's crucial votes and head off around europe seeking reassurances and clarifications has drawn howls of protest from the opposition parties for party leaders have been to the main. jeremy corben asking him to join them in trying to force a vote of no confidence and to research. these are grim times for the british prime minister and a room for maneuver is dwindling but so are the options facing the u.k. paul brennan al-jazeera london. well we'll get more on the details of the political state of play in the u.k. with lawrence lee in just a moment first though let's go to dominic kane in the brussels dominic we heard you
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politicians there speak of reassurances clarifications interpretation of the backstop but ultimately have they been able to give mrs may anything that she can take back to london to negotiate with. for much of monday's meeting she's effectively been grappling with this irresistible force meeting immovable object problem the irresistible force being the failure from her perspective to get support in her own parliament for her own deal the immovable object being the e.u. leaders the member states effectively saying to her no this is the deal you agreed with us in good faith it's the final deal there can be no regret negotiation the point she might seize on is those words by president you're saying that this is with intelligent use of interpretation and clarification perhaps there may be some
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scope but ultimately what this comes down to is what form of words can she arrive at that will placate the e.u. that it's not a renegotiation pass at the same time placating people in her own parliament in the united kingdom that this is a different form of deal so far at least she doesn't have that and so she's staring down the barrel as it were she's got to find that form of words so far at least she doesn't have it when it came with the latest from brussels dominic's thank you let's go to lawrence leigh who joins us from outside the houses of parliament in central london are lawrence there has been i mean really for weeks but certainly the past couple of days plenty of speculation about a vote of no confidence in terrorism a how do you think opposition is looking at the moment. well it seems to be dead ends everywhere nothing from europe there's increasing talk of a leadership contest against inside the conservative policy the opposition across parliament has got the knives out for her and they're trying to figure out the best
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way of bringing her down she's got to come backs a parliament on wednesday where she'll no doubt receive another morning promises questions before she goes off to meet the prime minister on wednesday afternoon if there is a strategy seems to be to kick it all the way down the road as long as she possibly can eventually to have a vote and say it's when please look if you don't back my deal them again i have no deal because she knows that no deal doesn't have a lot of support in parliament in the economic cliff edge but if that is a strategy it certainly isn't working at the moment and she is a very i think very isolated figure and sleep with outside the houses of parliament thank you. you're watching al jazeera still to come on the program yemen's warring sides reach a breakthrough at peace talks in sweden and the former canadian diplomat is the taint in china as tensions rise over a case targeting chinese tech giant huawei. that
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of the snow is on the ground in much of central eastern europe they reason more to come and this is really where it's coming from the warm black sea is generating a cloud and that's falling out of a cold grounded snow and ukraine is the real focus now you know it is temperature wise we're all above freezing only back a few degrees right there way back through germany to the low countries in fact even in west university warm recently wrote to be speaking only eleven in madrid and seven in london but in the sunshine whereas this is a pretty cloudy area cloudy and snowy the snow is largely confined to ukraine actually just across the borders but not by much and in turkey the rain is going to snow dissipate and more rain developing through its early and they will come to london second same time through spain western france and having guns report school that's a pretty stormy system to reactive weather at the moment again and that shows itself
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first of all nice and that this is right in the levant and down towards far north of egypt and then as you are already aware of the rain developing just east of it through the adriatic and then the gnc greece is the focus at the same time mostly north after it's been nice and fine temperatures around the low twenty's but it's cooler now was rain once again returning to a robot and the rest of america. the two new zealand scientist who little double life so secret he even kept it from his family. but his activities would have a military impact to which he would pay the ultimate price. out just zero world investigates the life and death of miami. the two new zealand
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drone engineer. welcome back here's a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera the saudi writer jamal khashoggi is among the murdered or imprisoned journalists to be named time magazine's person of the year i should she was killed in the saudi consulate in istanbul you know. a lot of murder some u.s. congressmen are planning to launch a full review of the country's policy toward saudi arabia they also want to assess the trumpet ministrations response to the killing. the u.k. prime minister to resign may is meeting european leaders in an attempt to save her breaks
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a deal the e.u.'s told her the deal cannot be reopened and they can only offer reassurance. high school students have blocked entry to at least sixty schools across france as them astray sions continue against the french president manuel mcconnell has been trying to calm for testers by announcing major tax concessions to the yellow vest movement france's budget minister says it will cost eleven billion dollars bernat smith reports. the yellow bus protesters are getting ready for christmas on the roundabout camps that have sprung up across france president emanuel macro's decision to increase the minimum wage and cut taxes for most pensioners hasn't persuaded the people here to abandon their protests has been a model to be i'm not that old convince because he has an address what the people are expecting these are only small meals and they won't be paid for by bankers in financials what did you find the president sincere i don't get.
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is why. teacher of theater so has a long experience of what we've gone four weeks ago as a protest over an increase in diesel taxes has developed into a wider campaign by people from france's towns and villages who struggle to make ends meet in one of europe's most highly taxed countries yellow vest protests across central paris to a standstill while violent elements have smashed up shop. in those few weeks the movement has radicalized and these these announcements are not enough to stop the movement overnight specially as its roots go back in they ks off policy. in the qualities between their eateries and regions in france the prime minister told parliament he understood why the frustration came from. behind the anger expressed on the way people are paid you are aware we're all aware that there is something
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else that there is anger of of being left behind on the lack of perspective that there was the choice is a conscious or not to lead the public that sleep that there was the choice conscious or not for years. the questions as they were arranged for example the question of massive unemployment. figures the government says it's concessions including scrapping fuel tax rises will cost more than eleven billion dollars that risks pushing the budget deficit. to three point four percent past the use three percent limit there's no official leadership will be yellow best protest difficult to gauge majority opinion on what president had to say all the concessions he made for votes we may have to wait until saturday and what's being called act five to see how many people turn out and protest. al-jazeera on the outskirts of paris. canada's public safety minister says he's deeply concerned about a former diplomat who's been detained in china but the minister insists there is
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nothing explicit linking it to a case involving the tech giant while ways chief financial officer mang one joe was arrested earlier this month in vancouver she's accused of breaching u.s. sanctions on iran and this currently fighting extradition well let's go live now to rob reynolds is in vancouver for us as so raw bring us up today what have the latest developments here. well that case you mentioned barbara michael called brig a former canadian diplomat who held several diplomatic posts for the canadian government in east asian countries has reportedly been detained by chinese authorities he works now for a non-governmental organization called the international crisis group that's an organization that tries to monitor and prevent conflicts around the world the i.d.c. says that they are doing everything they can to ensure that coverage is set free
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meanwhile the court has been in session for a little over an hour now they're discussing terms for setting bail for monk and there's a there's a considerable amount of back and forth on that i want to also mention that according to a report in the washington post newspaper this morning the united states is kind of upping its ante against china planning to release a number of previously classified documents showing alleged chinese industrial espionage against u.s. companies and the u.s. justice department plans to announce that it is a indicting several chinese hackers believed to be connected to chinese intelligence services so there's a lot of moving parts in all of this and this courthouse really is the fulcrum for all of that activity what about weighing at one jones bail request what's happening there. well the conflict or the uncertainty
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revolves around who is best able to set surety for her that means essentially who would put up the bond money about fifty million dollars that they're asking for and who is qualified to pledge that money would not attempt to leave canada or to abscond but. you know the process is completely played out now her husband has offered to do that is they ms loucheux jones he however is not a full time resident of canada so the judge has been hesitant to allow him to step into that role so mones lawyers have offered now for other individuals friends of the couple or business associates who have offered various large sums of money or even in some cases their own homes to stand as surety for among bonds and among
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lawyers have also said that she's willing to stay under house arrest with electronic monitoring if she is allowed to go the fruit set free on bail. reynolds with the latest there from vancouver rob thank you delegations from yemen's warring sides have agreed to swap fifteen thousand prisoners of war in exchange will be carried out with the help of oman and the international red cross talks of being held in sweden to try to end the nearly four year long conflict culture there john reports on the outskirts of yemen's capital sana the prisoner swap agreement between the government and who the rebels is good news for the family of a high. and then maqui call upon our brothers who are negotiating in sweden to consider and understand the feelings of the citizens and the detainees and to understand how vulnerable and weak the prisoners are the exchange of prisoners is
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just one of many issues on the agenda at the talks outside the swedish capital stockholm but of in the no movement clause you have on the parties have agreed to prepare a mechanism for the exchange of prisoners with the participation of the international red cross which will offer diligence tickle support. the op i you know and i mean if janet in san what we dealt with this matter from a humanitarian viewpoint and made some concessions because our list of prisoners included politicians activists media and angio workers. another issue on the agenda is the port city of hard data controlled by the who these and under attack for months by saudi and u.a.e. coalition forces a large portion of humanitarian aid is shipped to her data the fruity say they are willing to let the u.n. oversee port operations but the yemeni government backed by the saudis a number roddy's is threatening to resume its offensive to capture her data if the talks in sweden fail. eighty thousand yemenis are estimated to have been killed by
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fighting or airstrikes as well as a cholera epidemic and lack of food during the four years of war amnesty international and human rights watch say coalition forces have committed war crimes by bombing and indiscriminately killing and injuring civilians and the city also accuses the u.a.e. of illegally detaining yemenis in nearly two dozen secret prisons as well as forced disappearances and torture u.a.e. denies all allegations the families of p.o.w. say the swap agreement is a chance to end their ordeal. and. we've been suffering for three years we've been hurt a lot my kids and my family are suffering only god almighty knows the volume of suffering and pain we're facing. the united nations humanitarian chief says living conditions in yemen are catastrophic where twenty
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million people are on the brink of famine making it the world's worst humanitarian crisis. on al jazeera. at least nine people have been killed in an attack in eastern democratic republic of congo the assault took place on monday night in the town of our chain beni a region that's been plagued by violence this year the government has blamed that on members of the allied democratic forces the group has been accused of killing hundreds of people since two thousand and fourteen. israeli forces have showed that a palestinian man who attempted to run over a policeman in his car in the west bank the attack was launched near hebron the driver named locally is omar hassan awad allegedly rammed a v a police vehicle before armed officers opened fire he died in hospital no israelis were harmed. google c.e.o. has told us congressman that the company has no plans to relaunch
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a censored search engine in china so there pichai has been testifying before the house judiciary committee over previously concerns on monday google said a data leak had affected more than fifty two million users of its social media platforms by lawmakers and google's own employees have also raised fears that the company would comply with china's censorship laws in an effort to really enter the chinese search engine market pichai says google isn't moving ahead with its plans yet but that one hundred people are still working on that project and any time we look to operate in a country i mean we would you know we would look at what what the conditions are to operate there are times in the past we have debated the conditions to operate and we explore a wide range of possibilities current leaders and their furred only internally for us we're not doing this in china and so you know but i happy to come back and be
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transparent connection be plan something there you get more on that story and everything else that we've been covering here on al-jazeera on our website you can see there are top story to reason may's trip around europe to try to get some renegotiation of her proximity. you're watching al-jazeera here's a reminder of our top stories the saudi route writer jamal khashoggi is among the murdered or imprisoned journalists to be named time magazine's person of the year ashaji was killed in the saudi consulate in istanbul in october he has been honored by the magazine for speaking out against the brutality of the saudi regime time also included maria ressa the editor of the rappler news agency in the philippines she says journalists are under attack around the world i think it shows just how difficult it is to be a journalist this year will we can't get away from the impunity of the google
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killing. the jailing of the reuters journalists it's been almost a year it's a year it's a year now and then the challenges we're facing here what's happening in the united states journalists are under attack both online and in the real world and these real world dangers are something we have to fight in order to just be able to do our job u.k. prime minister tourism a has been meeting e.u. leaders in a last ditch attempt to rescue her breck's at the oh the who has told me that the talks cannot be reopened and they can only offer reassurances over the northern ireland backstop on monday may postpone the parliamentary vote on the withdrawal agreement which is proving controversial. canada's public safety minister says he's deeply concerned for a former diplomat who's been detained in china but the minister insists there is nothing explicit linking it to a case involving the tech giant ways chief financial officer main one joe was
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arrested earlier this month in vancouver she's accused of breaching u.s. sanctions on iran and is currently fighting extradition. delegations from yemen's warring sides have agreed to swap fifteen thousand prisoners of war by january next year the exchange will be carried out with the help of a man and the international red cross talks are being held in sweden to try to end the nearly four year long conflict which has killed more than ten thousand. those are the headlines i'm going to have more news for you in the half an hour here on al-jazeera do stay with us though coming up next it's the street i'll see you soon thanks for watching.
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