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gridlock on the video on the roads around ramallah at the checkpoints in and out of that city and all of this following an extremely violent night in which there were two israeli raids on suspects of recent attacks one killed just outside ramallah another killed inside a building in a refugee camp just outside novelists and then in the early hours of the morning a stabbing attack an attempted stabbing attack on israelis security forces one person one of the security forces lightly injured one moderate moderately injured and the attacker himself shot dead so this is a real concertina in of violent events taking place in the occupied west bank over the last day or so to come out as they're sure not because supreme court rules it was unconstitutional and the president to dissolve parliament thus. i'm nick log reporting from the u.n. climate talks in kind of it's in poland and nation that relies on coal eighty
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percent of its energy. hello now the cold is flooded through china the snows fall and then retreated we left with more reasonable weather the chart about unfortunates also increased the amount of rain that's come from the temperature contrast is now more extreme to the south china sea so an onshore breeze produced rain on the vietnamese coast for the last four days a man nine hundred two if you can believe it four hundred twenty eight millimeters which is flood territory now it's still raining now and in the forecast the next day or so anywhere up and down this coast you could get a patch of heavy rain it's left china bone dry ice ten in shanghai is twenty in hong kong there is some clouds even some persistent morning fog or if you're unlucky small brother was caught looking weather from the coast of vietnam
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different story but one too big shot as recently shouldn't south of the punjab just north of delhi actually may dissipate now into tibet and perhaps a next drawing quiet once more but the massive cloud down in the bay of bengal which is yet another induced potential cycloid is freezing a lot of right now it's all been offshore in the last few days when she sees creeping very close to sri lanka the storm itself will probably start to form and then move north and in which case it hits the indian mainland with some late season brain. a reporter's retreat in a brutal civil war if the commodore hadn't been the israeli invasion would not have been so long for the commodore had become a journalistic center you could be in the safe and play and then you went out into civil war and started off leaving the suite at the commodore hutto the next room i
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was underground in a tiny prison so as a hostage beirut the commodore war hotels on al-jazeera. and one of the top stories here. has been a major breakthrough on the final day of talks in sweden between the yemeni government and the rebels with both sides agreeing to a ceasefire in the port city of her data. the u.s. senate is expected to vote in the next few hours on a resolution to end support for the saudi led coalition in yemen. the israeli army is looking for a palestinian who shot dead two soldiers at a bus stop in the occupied west bank attack came after the army carried out several
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raids killing two palestinians. the u.k. parliament will hold a vote on to resume a's breck's it deal as soon as possible in january according to the prime minister's office it comes as many as meeting a unity in brussels for two days of talks after surviving a confidence vote from within her ruling conservative party it was triggered by m.p.'s who were unhappy with her withdrawal agreement and the e.u. has already cautioned the deal cannot be renegotiated only clarified. i'm going to be addressing the european council later and i will be showing the the legal and political assurances that i believe we need to assuage the concerns that members of parliament have on this issue and i know the e.u. twenty seven would also be discussing no deal planning to deeds the government of the u.k. is discussing no deal planning but i think it's i've always said that the best arrangement treasure body for both the u.k. and see here is for us to agree
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a deal and get this deal over the life of john howard is following events for us in brussels that what are the chances of a breakthrough. or to be fair among those comments on her arrival she said to resume a she wasn't expecting a breakthrough she appeared to see this as the beginning of a discussion with the e.u. leading up to the date when she eventually calls it for a vote on her deal in the british parliament well here's what's not going to be part of that discussion that we know from leader after leader arriving here that we know talk of renegotiating the withdrawal agreement in which the backstop itself sits so there be no tampering with the backstop mechanism itself to resume seems to know that she wants legal assurances that britain can't be trapped in the backstop indefinitely at the moment all we know is that she's likely to come away from this summit with wording in a conclusion document the draft of which has already been released very very good ng that goes along the lines of the backstop will only be in place for a short period it will only be there for as long as is strictly necessary there's
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no talk anywhere of an end date of a unilateral mechanism for the u.k.'s. exit promise and crucially none of this would be legally binding so it will be given all that what hope is there for any future concessions. well on the face of it she comes away with nothing if she comes over nothing tangible because she knows now that she is politically strengthened in the u.k. she knows that the e.u. recognizes her as the only person who can now deliver a sort of managed and orderly brigs it via this deal that she has struck with the e.u. she knows that there will be a willingness to help her across the line so there is the possibility of some sort of future concession but equally to resume will know that that isn't going to come until the absolute last possible moment in tried and tested fashion of negotiations here at the what is that final moment well that is the date when she calls her deal
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for a vote so if there are to be considered concessions don't expect them to come before january whether there are sufficient to appease the critics of the deal that's another matter entirely thank you very much. sri lanka's supreme court has ruled that the president's order to dissolve parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional the case involved more than a dozen petitions that challenge president matter policy are seen as bed to trigger a snap election sri lanka descended into a political crisis with serious in a back sacked his prime minister running from a singer who in another blow to the president won a confidence vote on wednesday i mean how often and is as the latest from the capital colombo. the decision that many out here the supreme court. has this story basically found that prison. was in violation of the constitution. when he dissolved parliament now the bases which had been questioned was the fact
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that the president according to the constitution could not dissolve parliament before parliament completed hall and a half years of its term at the point that president seriously in the dissolved parliament it was at least a year and two months short of that time period and the seven judge bench where hearing made a unanimous decision all of them agreed that the president had violated the constitution so what this means is stands basically reinstated the dissolution has been knocked down by the court. now there are still issues yes the entire disillusion of the changing of prime minister sparked a constitutional crisis but there are for the issues which will be coming up in for the day is there is the sacking of prime minister brown who claims he's still the legitimate prime minister and his successor the former president mahinda rajapakse basically has his authority has been questioned in the court of appeal and there is
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a restraining order stopping him from functioning as prime minister now he has appealed that restraining order but as you can see many things still remaining to be resolved gunman in northeastern mali have killed dozens of people over the past week that's according to reports from local officials in near the border with. they said least forty three civilians were killed by attackers on motorbikes at several nomadic camp sites hasn't been a claim of responsibility but violence between ethnic toric and fulani groups has killed hundreds this year. process government is urging so-called yellow vest protesters not to hold demonstrations this weekend to napoli's to concentrate on finding tuesday's attacker on the christmas market in strassburg on monday president emmanuel mccall offered a minimum wage boost and tax concessions to try to end the protest movement that instructions which began more than four weeks ago over a fuel tax hike quickly escalated into calls from
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a whore to resign. to start with saying simply that it's not reasonable to protest when security forces have been deployed on a massive scale in the past week particularly in the last weekend in paris and following the terrorist attack at the christians part of the book it would be preferable if on a saturday everyone calms down and avoid putting more pressure on the security forces. meanwhile police are continuing their hunt for sure he'd shake at the gunman who opened fire on a christmas market on tuesday at least three people were killed and eight others seriously wounded hundreds of police and soldiers have been mobilized bennett smith has more from the france germany border. this is the german town of calle just over the border from strasbourg in france where every vehicle coaches lorries cars are being searched as police continue the hunt for twenty nine year old sharif should count the suspect in the killings of the christmas market in strasbourg on tuesday
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night this normally free flowing connection between the two countries is used by about fifty thousand people a day who commute between the two countries brought to a grinding halt as have several other roads there's a tram network everybody who gets on and off the tram is checked by the police as they continue this manhunt but there have been no sightings of should count since the taxi driver took him to his own town the driver said that he believed to have been wounded in a shootout with police but other than that no indication so far of where sharif account might be hiding out. a fire at a warehouse in democratic republic of congo has destroyed thousands of voting machines just ten days before elections several thousand machines which account for eighty percent of the capital kinshasa voting infrastructure had been destroyed that he machines have been a sensitive issue the head of the vote opposition politicians and how the rally is
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against a use reports. this is what remains of a large election commission warehouse in kinshasa the capital of the democratic republic of congo inside were voting materials distant for polling seem to throughout the city ahead of presidential elections on december twenty third is that it's a dirty trick because they have guards why didn't they call the fire brigade that night but it's all scheme to find ways of pushing back the elections. it started at about two o'clock in the morning local time any estimation seven thousand voting machines were destroyed the majority of election materials for other provinces had already been delivered. another person took place but we have the impression that this may be a criminal act as the fire was declared in two places inside the store in the same moment we cannot say more for now but we would like to ensure our populations that the equipment from kinshasa that burned here will be replaced there is no worry
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about the coming elections even though the damage is serious and the voting machines are a sensitive subject in the d.l.c. traditionally elections here are decided by pin and paper ballots they arrived for the first time in february when hundred thousand of being distributed across this vast nation the second largest in africa to be used by forty six million registered voters is the government marketed the benefits saying they would cut costs and speed up vote counting. the protests have been how to across the country against their use critics have argued they need power to work and only nine percent of the country has electricity which is often unreliable others say they are illegal untested and easy to rig at rallies in september and october there was backlash. i know the money did the system by. then having
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a dubious vote as. we can all participate in elections. that we know already we will fail because of these voting machines. the election commission has yet to confirm whether the fire was caused by arson and now tasked with salvaging a lecture that is already long delays and momentous president joseph kabila has been in power since two thousand and one twenty one candidates are vying to replace him what may be the country's first democratic transition of power since independence early sixty years ago charlotte dallas. eritrea's president. has arrived in somalia as capital mogadishu for an official visit. to nations restored diplomatic relations recently after almost fifteen years somalia has accused eritrea of supporting the group as well as opposition groups in the country.
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many companies and governments around the world are aiming to be carbon free by twenty fifty to help keep global warming in check as a growing focus on countries like poland where coal is the primary source of energy the nation is hosting the annual un summit twenty four when leaders are working to implement the paris climate agreement that clark reports will get a bit. across poland this is still a familiar sight the smoke of domestic coal fires burning to keep the chill of winter at bay and it's a sea replicated by the chimneys of millions of homes across the country you know the acrid smell of coal smoke in the air in this part of the city of cloud of it's a weather climate conference is being held is almost overpowering and you can really see why in the weeks leading up to the climate conference that the city was found to be the second most polluted in the whole of europe. i head off to meet me
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col damas sick third generation miner he receives sacks of coal as part of his pay to feed a hungry boiler that heats his home just yards this is the way ninety percent of rural people heat their properties gas is coming more and more to the cities but coal we still prevalent the climate conference wants to change trains by i don't think it's possible in our country because the mining industry is too established people would lose jobs. it's not just emissions from the chimneys of people's homes but also of course from the coal fired power stations that provide eighty percent of the nation's electricity it's an industry to provide sixty thousand jobs in industry woven into the fabric of the it's a lazy region of poland and live history many say it's good to stay. out of coal plays a big part in the so-called energy equation and it's important because simply we have it with a sixth biggest producer of coal and i don't see it changing we need to make the
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important distinction between coal mining and c o two emissions and then we can still use coal but in a friendly way it's clear these are sensitive times for polish coal twenty kilometers from cuts of it this happens. so we literally just arrived started filming the premises here and security from the cold arrived in the cars blocked it in they calling the police they don't want to talk after some debate will move on we can't film at the site. saying to the hey city stand inside the conference venue remember it's all about cleaning up our climate and polish coal is the thing is cold jewelry is cold say three of the event sponsors the coal companies this is an island of our past we need to focus on our future and in my opinion and if you and therefore see it's spring in poland there will be up to one. hundred thousand new
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jobs created in green economic sectors in two thousand and fifteen so there is an alternative the most important is to come u.k. miners poland's president john jay do says he will not let others murder the polish coal industry coal is here to stay he says it's evident that for coal dependent nations like poland the transition to clean energy is a long long way off. the clamp of al-jazeera kind of itself. and money can catch up any time with all the stories we're reporting on by checking out our website that al-jazeera dot com and i know many of you watch us online you can do that by clicking a live icon. or have a top stories on al-jazeera has been a major breakthrough on the final day of talks in sweden between the yemeni government and who rebels organized by the united nations both sides have agreed to
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a cease fire in the port city of her data the main route for food and medical aid into yemen and a deescalation in the city of thais. you have reached an agreement on the day the port and city which will see will really prime months of forces from the port and the says the and the establishment of a guard noted a governor it wide ceasefires the u.n. will play a leading role in the ports role in the ports and this will facilitate humanitarian access and the flow of goods to the civilian population and it will improve the living conditions for millions of yemenis. the u.s. senate is expected to vote in the next few hours on a resolution to end support for the sounded at coalition in yemen senators voted sixty to thirty nine to advance the measure on wednesday a similar move was defeated in march but supporters increased since the murder of
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saudi journalist jamal khashoggi the israeli army is looking for a palestinian who shot dead two soldiers at a bus stop near ramallah they tack came after the army carried out several raids in the occupied west bank killing two palestinians and in the past few hours another palestinian was killed nearby after what the israeli army says was a car ramming incident. the u.k. prime minister is in brussels for two days of talks with e.u. leaders today after surviving a confidence vote from within her routing conservative party it was triggered by m.p.'s who are unhappy with her agreement withdrawal from the e.u. say the deal cannot be written we negotiated a gunman in northeastern mali have killed dozens of people over the past week or so according to reports from local officials in minako near the border with they say at least forty three toric civilians were killed by attackers on motorbikes at
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several nomadic camp sites. those are the headlines more news coming up in just under half an hour stay tuned for war hotels which visits the iconic commodore hotel in lebanon thanks for watching see this from. the commodore hotel was safe and then you went out into a very grave civil war. kind of a commodore there's a mob beat us off the fuckers debate in front. of
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all. if the commodore hadn't been there the israeli invasion would not have been so. like. it was a great new center and the overall was this godfather of the journalists because of messiah. the next room i was in was underground in a tiny filthy dirty prison cell basically as a hostage. in.
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we've. welcome to nineteen sixties beirut. for several decades this cosmopolitan city attracted international jet setters who could get from the ski slopes to the beach in no time. the hotel district was at the heart of its a luxury tourism economy and in its heyday hotels like this and george the funny sure on the holiday inn were full of wealthy tourists businessman journalists diplomats and the occasional spies. travellers on a tighter budget stayed at hotels like the commodore and in the mid one nine hundred seventy s. it became host to the world's media when the lebanese civil war erupted.
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in one nine hundred seventy a young arab millionaire use of mizzle took the commodore hotel on a twenty year lease from the kuwaiti royal family. in the zone was a leading investor in the hotel industry in the region and responsible for attracting thousands of tourists to lebanon. mohammed should borrow worked with ms ali in ticketing and still runs a travel agency near the commodore with the same name. but that the sabers of the. ballot. they it was the those that fund. the. organizer for the telephone or the office. but the luxury beirut lifestyle obscure the gap between rich and poor that was white me all the time. the international press used beirut as
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a barometer of what was happening in the middle east. and one of the foreign correspondents who predicted the violence in lebanon was i t.v.'s jonathan dimbleby . i first went to lebanon in nine hundred seventy two as a young reporter and i wanted to see whether something was happening there or not i stayed in what was then relatively modest hotel called the commodore hotel the overall impression was of some something some a society which was held together by a rather loose series of ropes and it didn't take much for that to. shatter. the thirteenth of april nine hundred seventy five mile to the official start of the civil. it was a proxy conflict full during the cold war. on one side never unease christian
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right wing parties backed by the us wanted to end the armed palestinian presence in lebanon and. on the other one muslim left wing parties allied with the p.l.o. and backed by the soviet union they saw the right wing christians as simply an extension of israeli and american influence in the country. when the war broke out an army of foreign journalists headed to beirut including the former b.b.c. middle east correspondent tim llewellyn all of whom wanted a safe place to stay. in november one thousand nine hundred seventy five i was taking what turned out to be one of the last n.e.a. flights into beirut from london which was virtually empty except for a few journalists and use of massaro who i didn't know but of course it was them
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it was to turn out that he was the manager of the commodore. so he drew me he took out a piece of paper and a pen and he drew from me the various sections of beirut who controlled what where you could go safely i said the use of what we needed was a base the next time i went to beirut. use of it created this fantastic hotel in the space of a few weeks the commodore had become that journalistic center. nine hundred seventy five and seventy six with the fiercest two years of the civil war with sectarian killings massive destruction and the division of beirut into the christian east and muslim west. the former times correspondent robert fisk decided to base in self permanently in beirut in one nine hundred seventy six. so when i came to bear i already knew the city but i knew it before when i went
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downtown here i could not believe the extraordinary destruction i mean it takes you can destroy a city very quickly if it's an awful long time to rebuild it. i casually went to the commodore with a piece stuff just to have lunch sometimes for me other journalists but i didn't stay there i didn't like it very much when i thought it was another seedy hotel with extraordinary high prices the commodore hotel was safe and so you could be there and it was quite bizarre really you could be in this it'll save enclave and then you went out into a very grave civil war. and the use of management the beirut commodore became a global center for news and information. for years and as i was
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a young man then and he seemed to have an extraordinary uncanny ability to know what journalists wanted and he realized quickly and brilliantly that the journalists would need first of all all above. good communications what the commodore had and what no one else had was communications and you know if a journalist has a story and he can send it he might as well go home and you had three working tax machines and they could get your call to london. started by using lines and telling machines from his private business in beirut's london a man and cyprus but as reported demands grew he had to get hold of extra lines at any cost. or. is that.
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for both off. and on. as the war spread the militias took control of different neighborhoods the challenge for the commodore was to keep the hotel safe for its media guests. i was there on one occasion. when we were down in the bar and suddenly there was a fantastic noise of gunfire from inside the hotel everyone ducked down i'm ok you know everyone was on the floor and the better like that stopped silence the only sound was of the parrot which had a peculiar position on the edge of the bar and the parents. talked quite freely while everyone else was sand which made you half you know in in when you're in when you're frightened if you wanted to laugh it wakes this funny squawking parrot was
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going on talking. the african parrots name was coco and his party tricks became legendary. this parrot used to do various things it could do the opening notes of the beethoven's fifth symphony and various other things but it's b.s. the resistance was to imitate an incoming show. on the sixth of june one thousand nine hundred eighty two israel invaded lebanon. israel claimed it wanted to take out the p.l.o. the rocket launcher positions but there was more than that to the israeli action. these. really siege of beirut was one of the bloodiest episodes of the whole sorry conflict. the destruction was enormous and twenty thousand lebanese and
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palestinians were killed and nearly fifty thousand wounded. amid the mayhem the commodore hotel became the de facto ministry of information. lebanese photo journalist ramzi hyder was at the commodore during the israeli invasion. but. in the early days of the israeli invasion of lebanon use of stockpiled large amounts of fuel food and cash millions of dollars he said enough for the hotel residents and stand for the months to come. also lent journalists
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money. money. flows better. life for the commodore base journalists joining the invasion was tough. west beirut was under siege with constant israeli air raids and reportedly indiscriminate shelling. but they told the real story. i think the siege of us it was a big eye opener for many correspondents who only in the israeli story building.

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