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has benefited from interest sensitive people al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you mouli winning documentaries and life. on it and online. al-jazeera. this is a news hour in life my headquarters in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes sudan's omar al bashir becomes the first our leader to visit damascus insist syrian war began nearly eight years ago. thousands out on the streets in hungary protesting against prime minister viktor all ban and
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calling a neighbor reform slave law also this hour. the a twelve day day in fighting on the outskirts of the many port city of who days ahead of a ceasefire is set to start on tuesday and al-jazeera investigation finds links between members of france's main political parties and a far right movements that calls for the expulsion of most. thank you for joining as a president accused of war crimes has become the first arab leader to visit syrian president bashar assad in damascus since the beginning of the war nearly eight years ago state media coast sudan's president omar al bashir expressing is hope that syria will recover its important role in the region as soon as possible syria was expelled from the arab league shortly after war broke out in twenty eleven the assad government has been accused by. the u.n.
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and rice groups of committing multiple war crimes nice not just saddam several arab countries have recently indicated they may be willing to normalize relations with the assad government in early october president assad gave his first interview to a gulf based newspaper since twenty eleven he told the quaid to use paper that western and arab delegations had already begun work to resume diplomatic and economic ties just a week prior to that bahrain's foreign minister surprise observers by embracing is syrian counterpart what he done while i'm on the sidelines of a un general assembly meeting in new york and even neighboring israel has taken steps towards improving relations with the assad regime it's a crossing in the occupied golan heights was partially reopened in mid october and a russian military supervision jordan also reopened the crossing into syria that same month now turkey is a last major backer of the syrian opposition helping them hold part of
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a part of northern syria but its foreign minister now says ankara is prepared to engage with damascus if the government held and one free and say elections over this will be able to walk the eligible ones inside and outside of. the refugees in my country and neighboring countries and in other countries who resettle in the last seven years and it has to be a very credible one transparent democratic and further elections and a. syrian people will decide who is going to rule the country after this election if it is a democratic elections and if it is a credible one then whoever that should consider the. well let's speak tonight a hash amy who is the director of the center for middle east studies at the university of denver he joins us on skype from denver in colorado in the u.s. thank you so much for being with us so many abby has had this in some self some bashar assad since the uprising began in twenty leavened why we seeing this shifts
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now why are some countries making overtures now to assad well i think they're trying to perhaps woohoo assad away from his alliance with iran. the number one priority for the assad regime today after crushing all opposition to his rule is economic reconstruction the west is not going to invest in the economic reconstruction but there are very wealthy arab states that do have the resources the financial resources and so i suspect part of the agenda here is to see whether they. whether you know bashar al assad can be influenced financially. with reconstruction aid in exchange for weakening his alliance with iran how much influence does iran still have over him. huge you know if it wasn't for the wrongs. participation in the horrific war in syria over the
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last you know seven years bashar al assad would not be alive today he said he would be in power so you are on has a huge amount of influence i don't think at the end of the day that bashar assad will break his alliance with iran and switch sides but i think what i think much more fundamental and i think what's uniting bashar al assad with other. arab states in the region is that bashar al assad and other leaders of the arab states in the middle east share a common national security concern and that national security concern is fear of their own populations fear of democracy fear of political change so in that sense they have a very common sort of set of concerns that they that they're trying to fight and push back against so where then there's this leave the rebels that's some of these arab countries saudi arabia in particular have supported both financially and
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militarily against assad and is this them and i and of knowledge meant of his victory in this conflict. well yes it is i mean as for the rebels i mean that story is long been passed saudi arabia and the emirates and other gulf states that were backing the rebels have you know largely withdrawn their support. turkey is providing some support to rebels in islam but i think there is now a general sense that bashar al assad you know has won this war notwithstanding his colossal war crimes and crimes against humanity and of course that issue is not of concern to any of the arab states because they have no interest in upholding human rights standards so in that sense there's a lot of i think common cause for collaboration and and sharing strategies for regime survival israel also appears to be softening its stance where does that leave its ally the us the americans ever long call for assad to be removed from allah is that now also out of out of the question. i mean that that that
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issue i think was more rhetoric than substance under you know president trump the policy that he is pursuing with respect to syria is if it is effectively to allow russia and iran to run the political you know show in damascus with the united states having some military influence over the eastern part of syria but there's no attempt to you know topple or remove assad but that that's a story that's long since past and now it's a question of what's the future of syria right of course the tragedy here is there's an assumption that bashar assad can be a stabilizing force in syria and of course that simply myth after five hundred thousand deaths and war crimes and crimes against humanity to think that someone who presided over that situation could be a stabilizing force in a country like syria is really wishful thinking what's the future of syria a mask and also what's the future of the region as
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a whole if bashar assad is being brought back into the fold what impact on the geo political climate in the region and tensions between iran and saudi arabia. well i think the biggest beneficiary here in the preservation in the survival of bashar al assad are really the forces of radical islamic extremism they will benefit from recruiting young people in refugee camps from the you know millions of people who've been displaced who can't go home the regional rivalry between iran and saudi arabia will remain and there's a general sense that you know you run is always prevailed in the context of the syrian fear that theater of war but there's other battles that you know iran and saudi arabia are fighting over i think the bigger question here is the future of the middle east will be deeply destabilized because of the victory of a war criminal to think that a war criminal could be a stabilizing force as i just sent said
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a moment ago is naive at best it's wishful thinking and it will simply set the stage for further violence and destabilization of the middle east for many decades to come thank you very much for talking to us very interesting to on this night there has sami from the university of denver joining us af-am temple thank you for your time. and the new has worn turkey against taking any further military action in syria turkish presenter ship type writer one has threatened to enter the northern city of man bage if the u.s. doesn't remove kurdish fighters take he considers them to be terrorists but they have partnered with the u.s. in the fight against eisel eve foreign policy chief said turkey should not undermine the u.s. led coalition against isis all salman share his the chief executive of the consulting firm the shape group he believes there is still a way forward for turkey and the us. all members in a strategic place it's on the west side of the euphrates but. and it's taken too
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long really to get the agreement the turks thought they had with the americans and that was to get to do with the y.p. g. forces now they are moving forward there is supposed to be soon i think a civil and a military council and of course that's why the turks including the foreign minister here earlier at the doha forum talked about the man bridge road map which is basically based on the principle of local governance and local security backed up and it's absolutely crucial it has to be backed up by turkish and u.s. guarantees the hope is that can be replicated all across the north and east of syria east of the euphrates river valley where we've heard in the dialogue that we're doing between arabs and kurds there is a fair amount of dissatisfaction with the level of inclusiveness of the governance the distribution of resources and even the space for civil society
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a local civil society to take root we have to remember that the kurdish relations in the north east of syria are very finely balanced always have been they call themselves cousins but if if they're on balance it can often lead to conflict and it's not just millionaires and kurds it between kurds and kurds as well. got the wife to do you know the white b.g. have proven themselves to be strong fighters with u.s. support but we've now reached a point where actually continuing to support just one small one of the parties one of the kurdish parties on the military side is actually now threatening to create a new conflict in instead of instability so in fact if that does a right it will give fresh opportunities to dash. and their followers east and syria that is why ultimately i think we need to find some sort of negotiated dialogue filled solution turkey has
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a key is european countries are turning a blind eye to the matter of jamal khashoggi the saudi journalist was killed inside the kingdom says sample consulates on october second u.n. secretary general antonio tears has renewed his call for soggy arabia to investigate the murder properly as in a harder has the latest from istanbul. it's been almost three months since she was killed inside the saudi consulate in istanbul turkey continues to accuse saudi arabia of trying to cover up the crime because of its lack of transparency in the investigation turkey is also frustrated with what it sees as an action on the part of the west many european countries who are promoting the freedom of media through freedom of expression are closing their eyes and this country and the politicians you know you see this statement putting some sanctions on the people who are already in prison who will never be visiting doors countries calls are now
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growing louder for an international investigation but we have said since the beginning is it's absolutely essential to have a credible investigation and to have the punishment of those that were killed turkey has recently said there are discussions about opening an international investigation because a lack of cooperation from saudi arabia is blocking progress present are the one doesn't know that that does not that he can't do this alone he does need the backing up and the full force of the international arena we do see the west trying not to be in wild with this but as we see that we also see present are the one pushing this i'm not letting it go so she's killing sparked international outrage and condemnation but there has been little action against saudi arabia a un investigation would according to experts put more pressure on riyadh but there needs to be international political will. findings of this mission is not binding
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for both parties so this the shortcoming of these very winding missions are. they need a higher level of cooperation this has this. existed when it comes to the international commission want to enter to do myanmar that has been established by the united. human rights commission in rome with has refused to and through the country for the investigators a position saudi arabia is likely to take it insists it will handle the case on its soil turkish officials are growing impatient with what they describe as a lack of seriousness on the part of saudi authorities even president pressure tell you border guard has been more outspoken he used to avoid mentioning muhammad bin sound man by name he has now criticized the saudi crown prince's explanation on killing and accuse those who took an active part in the murder of being his closest aides turkey is not softening its stance but it continues to tread carefully to
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maintain ties with saudi arabia but pursuing an international investigation would hurt that relationship sen al jazeera istanbul us months urges director of the anchor reins you don't serve as a media adviser to former turkish prime minister true blue he says the foreign minister's comments are all about keeping up pressure on sanjay arabia. tooky. just had two important targets during the process one is just keeping the pressure up momentum is high and india at the same time just keeping the issue isn't a legal thing another political drift between turkey and this old europe uber tricky years that you have suddenly you know use so many cars on it but it is already exhausted ok just it was given to watch accordions of how mr crusher too was killed inside the saudi consulate and that is the whole thing that is just just keeping just making this very clear that who had committed this crime who is
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responsible from this and the american. senate made the decision on that did did your the left think is just after this linkages prime ministers or president foreign ministers speeches and statements just trying to keep the pressure up you know but at the end of the day if turkey is left alone again sold europea turkey probably wouldn't prefer to go alone because it is not so easy for turkey to keep pressure up either the political support from the american congress or the mechanism station is special from the european countries it'll be done otherwise it will be so difficult for turkey to go off until the did the bottom. and saudi arabia's foreign ministry has just released a statement saying it rejects a position expressed recently by the u.s. senate saying and i quote the jamal khashoggi incident doesn't reflect the policy of the kingdom and the statement went on to accuse the u.s.
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senate of interfering in saudi arabia's internal affairs the u.s. senate passed a resolution last thursday condemning saudi arabia over the matter plenty more ahead on this news hour including an operating counter sri lanka's president reinstates a prime minister he fired almost two months ago last cuban filmmakers push boundaries despite the challenge of censorship and english of course to greatest rivals meet in the for me. league fire will be here to tell us what happened when liverpool whole said manchester united. but first people have braved the cold to protest in hungary's capital beautiful this is the fourth demonstration this week against prime minister viktor orban and controversial last passed by his right wing government the new labor legislation which critics have dubbed the slave law hikes the maximum annual overtime hours
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employers can demand from two hundred fifty to four hundred hours they are also angry about new measures which set up administrative course to oversee sensitive cases involving elections and public procurement why unschooled say this could lead to greater government interference in justice matters many are already concerned that prime minister or ban is eroding the legal system and press freedom rory chalons reports. for the fourth day now protesters have been on the streets of the hungary and capital budapest recent changes a profound sense of people out to denounce prime minister viktor orban right wing government has been the lone voice i think that this content is growing and with this not only anger and frustration but also those voices which would like to make change. i do not again banish an answer and again when i'm mad at bashing look i have had enough and so have my friends this is now not about opposition politicians about who stands on which side but this is about the discontent of hunger in
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society yet we have had enough of. the rally started last wednesday following the passing of two new laws one gives the government control over a new administrative court system the other perhaps more unpopular move increases allowable workplace overtime from two hundred fifty to four hundred hours a year victor or vans majority in parliament allowed him to push through the legislation despite complaints from trade unions rights groups and opposition parties they say increasing overtime could harm workers' health and the government shouldn't control the courts the government says it wants a more efficient legal system and a more flexible labor code i think what these protests suggest is that underlying the book you are. seeing. action comedy has little saying that he's. going to resemble a discordant. and. resentment comes to the fore when the government
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let that be seen by many as being against their interests the e.u. has seemed unsure how to respond to a government in one of its member states consolidating power by restricting civil liberties but in september the european parliament voted to impose sanctions on hungry for ignoring the rules on democracy civil rights and corruption the government says those claims are not true picked over and says his aim is to build an a liberal democracy in hungary and he's faced little meaningful opposition but anger over the so-called slave law is a reminder that it does still exist chalons al-jazeera. and journalist benjamin novak has been at the protests indeed a pass he says the demonstrations are being driven by young people. it's a real mixed bag you have people from the far right all the way to the left it's primarily young people so this is very this is this is very strange compared to
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previous protests we've had in hungary so it's a lot of young people coming from all sides of the political spectrum and they seem to have joined together in expressing their distaste an anger at the orbit regime and i based on the conversations i've had with young people in this crowd several have told me that if things continue along this past path and hungry that they themselves will have to leave eventually more than five thousand five right far right protesters have marched in belgium scapel against a u.n. pact on migration police in brussels use want to cannon and tear gas to disperse a group last week one hundred sixty four countries by five the un migration agreement which ain seen proof of how the well copes with increased migration some critics say the deal could curb government's ability to shape their own immigration policy it's now jazeera as investigative unit has discovered links between a far right movement that calls for the expulsion of muslims from europe and senior figures in one of france's main political parties in a second part of
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a year long investigation we found that members of my new pence party privately support a policy called re migration david harrison has this report. crystal is she is a member of the european parliament for national rally policy led by marine le pen and until recently called the national front the shivani was elected to its national council at the policies congress in leave earlier this year. our undercover reporter recorded a bar run by a far right movement known as generation identity that was essential to get at it we looked into and there's other aspects but it's not a slam on us what atmospherics need now. that there could be before she's going to leverage our little not only. rational ready again. generation identity is europe's fastest growing fall right movement it calls for
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immigrants to be returned to their supposed countries of origin to prevent white europeans being replaced by outsiders. is at the citadel a ball which acted as the legal headquarters of generation identity. says the politicians must hide the far right views until they are empowered. to think as they have that's not evidence then right wing aspect really want a latin american where are you gay i welcome back now i can hear. your yet another half of what i have in your little ones that are there viendo has some limo nationality the pan has changed the party's name to the national rally to broaden its appeal she doesn't want members to be seen with generation identity battles at the center of the solution that wal-mart and whatever else the level i thought it were that went into the office and made this image mail was so sad talking to.
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the national front former accountant and an ally of le pen was also at the citadel ball and her for dinner. very heated in the sense on. my song it's a little jewish here specifically. in here because it will be all your choice to go see it. already and vassal is generation identities leader in lille. in public the movement rejects violence. privately he gives a different message to his followers through. their study. one meeting the hassel who has a string of convictions for violence brings out a weapon. after the first part of al-jazeera is investigation was broadcast the mayor of leo called for the citadel to be shut down public prosecutor launched an investigation the pen denied her party had any links with generation identity.
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the hassel said the citadel had no connection with generation identity and was opposed to violence david harrison al-jazeera. britain is government insists it has no plans for a second referendum on bracks said despite reports some ministers are looking into the option prime minister to resign man returned home empty handed from brussels on saturday after two days of talks with this she had hoped to sweeten her deal to get it approved by parliament where it faces certain defeats but the e.u. isn't willing to renegotiate sonia gago as an aid to some london. further reports in the sunday papers today indicate that her second in command in effect david leading to a senior cabinet minister has been meeting with opposition ministers to try and see if there is anything to be done or to argue for a second referendum a so-called people's vote into really where the british public want to take this
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and that for some opposition ministers is the only way to go forward in trying to result this debate the fundamental difference i think between now and when we last had this referendum on the e.u. is that we will have fix specified propositions that is the key thing in terms of the harbor so i think people realise that you cannot have your cake and eat it but even though those arguments have been put forward by even members of her own party there have been strenuous denials about this not least from reason may's own trade secretary liam fox who the division in the country this was what he would do if the country perpetuates the division in the country the second objection is democratic parliament said to the public we can't make a decision on this you make a decision and we will take instruction from that meanwhile this continues to drag on even the former prime minister tony blair making the case for a second referendum was angrily rebutted by the prime minister saying that it was
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really quite a damaging argument to make and proving to be even more divisive so really there is shorter and shorter time with which to resolve this issue whether that issue of the second referendum will gather any continuous support on the for the british public as well is another matter that will be resolved bartz as has been said so many times in this debate time is running out at least twelve people have died in twenty five others have been wounded in the latest outbreak of violence around yemen support for data. healthy rebels and saudi banks government forces have been fighting south and east so for data throughout saturday night and into sunday afternoon and it comes just two days before a cease fire deal agreed at u.n. talks in sweden is set to begin the four city process is about seventy percent of the country's food aid and other imports have told they're welcoming the trucks.
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the date will be the eighteenth of this month it will be the start of the cease fire in the studio. we do know that right now on the ground there isn't a solution of fighting there are air strikes there were tons of them yesterday which means they are not dealing positively with this agreement and the u.n. secretary general has warned that much worse lies in store for yemen unless its warring sides reach a peace deal he said the number of people needing aid will continue to rise if there is no end to the conflict. declaration of feminine is a technical declaration that relates to a number of indicators. and sometimes people think that affected feminism not that it doesn't means that people are not suffering no there is a high level of hunger in yemen we are supporting eight million people with food in yemen and we assume that if the humanitarian situation does not improve will be
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supporting forty million people next year and that is indeed how you get in yemen that is extremely worrying the question of calling it feminism as i said a strictly technical seemed related to a number of images but emitters but the effect that was not declared does not in any way. diminish is a huge concern with the very high level of hunger that exists in in yemen with the number of people dying in very dramatic circumstances and with the effect that to be adults because we will be facing in two thousand and nineteen much worse situation than today. still ahead on this al-jazeera news are ukraine's brand new church holds its first services since splitting from russia last he came to the u.s. as a child after the vietnam war now he could be one of the thousands threatened with
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deportation and in sports we'll tell you about this here who's been dominating the slopes in northern italy details later with us to stay with us. hello again welcome back or across the western part not states over the next few days we're going to see storm after storm coming in off the pacific and that means snow initially as we go here towards monday across the sierra as well into the cascades but as we go towards tuesday it will be a combination of rain and snow and that is going to start to get quite intense as we go to the midweek as well because that rain is going to start in down here towards parts of california out towards establishing too bad for most locations a little cool we'll be seeing new york at about three degrees down towards atlanta a cool day for you and clouds in your forecast with
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you watching the news hour on al-jazeera with me fully back to bore a reminder of our top stories so dom's president omar al bashir has become the first sour leader to visit syria since the beginning of the war nearly eighty years ago state media course pushchair expressing his hold that syria will recover its important role in the region as soon as possible thousands of people have protested in hungary's capital buter past against labor reforms passed by the government of prime minister viktor orban is a fourth week in a role of demonstrations in the country. and saudi arabia has denounced a resolution by the u.s. senate accusing the saudi crown prince of ordering the murder of journalists. in a statement released by the saudi press agency the kingdom's foreign ministry said
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the senate's position is blatant interference in its internal affairs. and meanwhile germany's former foreign minister has told al jazeera that more countries should fall germany's example by ending their arms trade with saudi arabia sigma gabrial is a member of parliament made the comments at the door for him when asked about the murder of jamal. we stopped for example or delivering of defense of defense materials and capabilities after the case when you look at the investigation hasn't even accounted for a journalist body is after he's gone in a consulate many people say that's simply not an acceptable course it's not acceptable and i mean it's also a tragedy we should not forget their relatives because she had a family and i mean the killing of mr. a catastrophe
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but it's for the family and the relatives is. a very bad situation that they are not even able to bury the body and to have a place where they can can go to so it for me it's also is not only a political question it's also a question of humanity do you think the world will ever believe that n.b.s. was not responsible for that killing and europe. everybody thinks that there is a certain kind of responsibility i don't know if it's personal order or people thought that it could be his wish it's an open discussion in europe but everybody things that it will not. the case will not be organised like an accident and you can watch the full interview with germany's former foreign minister sigmund gabrial on talk to al-jazeera this monday at three thirty g.m.t. turkey's foreign minister says the us president is working on extraditing side to
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not go in the man ankara brains orchestrating the failed to go in july two thousand and sixteen golan has been living in self-imposed exile in the us for nearly twenty years in turkey has been pushing for his return he has denied the allegations against the perpetrator of the attempted coup at the leader of this terrorist organization still in the united states but recently i have seen the credible investigation of the f.b.i. in several states and they have actually seen or not is the darkness of this organization and how they have been while eating the us laws including tax fraud reserved for oil and also some other illegal activities and how professional they are well last time when we met in bonus our us president trump told everyone that they have been working on that but we need to see concrete steps. a fifth victim of the christmas market attack in france has died officials say he was
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a polish national the gunman who carried out the attack in strasburg was killed on thursday night after firing at police ending a two day manhunt the markets has reopened. georgia's first woman president has been sewn in a volley into reconciled political divisions last month salome zurabishvili defeated recalls i should see elections which the opposition said were rigged international observers said they'd been unfair use of state resources away from the ceremony in tel aviv scuffles will count as released brought the any supporters from entering the city the leader of ukraine's new orthodox church has called for the faithful to unite and pray for peace a new church has held its first services following its historic split from russia the move was seen by ukraine as vital to its security and independence but is strongly opposed by moscow untie russian sentiment in ukraine has grown since
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russia annexed crimea in twenty forty there's a lesson on the graves of promise land that's where the new united independent ukrainian church was born today what kind of a church is it it is a church without law to put it what kind of a church is it it's a church without but through a career of more school and or russia what kind of a church is it it is a church without prayers for russian officials and russian army. ukrainian president petro poroshenko says he has no plans to extend a month long period of martial law unless there's a large scale attack from russia it was imposed in november after russia captured three ukrainian ships in the kurdish strait the measure affects the regions closest to russia's military bases said it was aimed at preventing an old out russian invasion an explosion at a restaurant on the japanese island of hokkaido has injured more than forty people police in five finds his arrived to find the two storey building in sapporo
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engulfed in flames the blast also shattered the windows of neighboring apartments one person is in a serious condition but authorities say most of the people taken to hospital got away with minor injuries a witness says he smelled gas after the explosion. to sri lanka now and running is once again the prime minister of the island he took the oath of office before president might surprise. him almost two months ago sparking protests and political turmoil a serious you know was unrepentant accusing his rival of being corrupt and anti-national in a televised speech soon after that swearing in ceremony now fernandes reports from colombo. that front of the commission has sworn in as prime minister by the president who sacked him fifty days ago. dang my mind. i don't want to come a verdict i'm starting my duties as prime minister the second thing is to name the
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cabinet today we're committing to first bring him back normalcy to the country and then bring back development in the country video footage of the short ceremony in the president's office showed an awkward exchange. my policy to say and i had vowed never to reappoint become a singer even if all two hundred twenty five members of parliament asked for it saying he would not remain as president even an hour if you returned but serious in his bid to replace the man who helped make him president was struck down by the courts leaving him to choice the prime minister's supporters certainly felt so they made it clear when they cheered him on as he returned to meet them after taking the oath of office the fifth done he has done so for a reason is created history might make in this country remotely country. so although it's a bridge people muslims it's a magazine i'm only brains intelligence and strength cannot be compared with anyone else in politics the mood here at the prime minister's official residence where he
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bunker down during the political crisis is jubilant but run over convincing and knows he has his work cut out he said he will first work on restoring normalcy and then start. working on development regaining the premiership has been an enormous challenge the running of the committee but reestablishing a stable government to make the most of his remaining time in office will demand even more than a finance. columbus canada as a boss or to china has met with a second citizen who has been detained on suspicion of threatening national security business consultant michael spot or was attained only days after a fellow canadian and former diplomat michael break was held that attention came up to men one zero a senior executive from the chinese tech giant huawei was arrested in vancouver the request of the united states is accused of violating u.s. sanctions on iran the u.s. state department says it's planning to renegotiate
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a deal which has prevented the repatriation of vietnamese citizens who arrived in north america before nine hundred ninety five most are refugees who fled after the vietnam war. has a story of one man now facing deportation number two when was seven when his mother put him on a boat with his eight year old brother and pushed them off the shores of vietnam in one nine hundred eighty three. son go on this boat and even go to a place with a lot of toys. it was eight years after the vietnam war and as the son of an imprisoned self the enemy's military officer knew wins life was in danger he and his brother drifted for days survived pirates who raped women and pushed men overboard eventually landing at a refugee camp in indonesia two years later the united nations resettled the boys in the united states knew when entered foster care and lost contact with his
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brother abandoned in angry by seventeen he had been convicted of assault and a probation violation got him sixteen months in prison i make bad choices in myself in this situation. a judge ordered his deportation and un when straight from prison to immigration detention for four more years in the decade since new when now forty three became a christian pastor married and started his own family but his deportation order remains the only thing preventing the u.s. government from carrying it out is vietnam's refusal to repatriate anyone who arrived in the us prior to the two countries a stablish in diplomatic ties in one thousand nine hundred five i feel very sad for my kids you know china story if i do give that be poorer than they're going to end up just like me when i was kids they may end up making wrong decisions just like me
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more than forty years after the fall of saigon the economy is american communities are thriving in much of the country more than two million people form the diaspora to the us and they owe much to the trailblazers those refugees who were the first to flee the after the war those refugees are among the seven thousand vietnamese with criminal convictions that the u.s. wants to deport and the trumpet ministration has upped the pressure on vietnam to take them back what we know is that the vietnamese community our refugee communities our immigrant communities are being targeted for no other reason than this political regime and the priorities of this administration to really attack our communities and attack america is not new when says he'll likely face government persecution if he's forced to go back. but what he dreads most he says is abandoning his family as i do joe castro al-jazeera washington. the
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annual have on a international film festival has attracted movies from around the world but for cuban movie makers just getting their work shown is a major challenge a lot america it's a new c n human has a story. it's opening night at the called oryx theater and the floodgates are open nearly five thousand people pour in anxious to see one of the cuban entries in this year's international film festival of havana. it's about the life and struggles of world famous cuban ballet dancer. for film producer cloud it's been a major accomplishment in which is. used to be easy to obtain permits to film now it's more and more complicated and i think every day there are more obstacles more doors closed. because the news entry in the two thousand and sixteen festival was pulled by cuban authorities from
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a little i want to. come with word that it was very political because it dealt with censorship artistic freedom and tolerance and we couldn't show it in cuban cinemas . yes as in other cases it was widely seen anyway circulated on pen drives and hard disks in homes all over cuba cuban films and filmmakers have been pushing the boundaries for decades in a country where vocal criticism of the communist government can land you in prison . we're here to install the microphones says a state security agent in the first of a bold series a satire is about cuban life in this case the government's obsession with spying on its citizens. the series lead actor lisa. is one of cuba's most vocal young girl i've never settled to make a scandalous or government film i don't know what i want to make films that are strongly to our reality i want to tell the truth. are you really
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at peace during the film festival many cuban movies are screened and attracts huge audiences the reason they're studying film about the new media is totally and not tolerant tragically controlled by the state which paints a politically tainted and very favorable fortune of reality and so many people like me is that the way the more than an hour to get into the movies are anxious to see a mirror in which they can see themselves and their problems reflected in what artists are now sounding the alarm about a controversial law establishing new regulations for artistic expression with harsh penalties for violators and filmmakers like are worried it will make it even more difficult to test the limits of political incorrectness in cuba. to see in human al-jazeera have anna work has begun to rebuild a grand mosque in iraq which was blown up by i saw in two thousand and seventeen a cornerstone for the tall century landmark was made at
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a ceremony attended by foreign dignitaries it was destroyed by i saw fight as one iraq's military recaptured the city last year. now the united nations secretary general has called for urgent action on climate change on saturday one hundred ninety six countries agreed to a rule book on how to put the paris comic treaty into action but nations already struggling with the consequences of global warming say bolder policies are needed marion haunt breaks on the cop twenty four deal for us. and a great set of rolls may not sound very exciting but without them the hard fought for climate accord in paris three years ago was in danger of not being implemented at all it is so the site. every single nation one hundred ninety six of them managed to set aside their differences and agree to is in poland by any
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measure that's a major achievement. the rulebook sits out how countries disclose their greenhouse gas emissions every nation has to do it everyone can see what the others are doing and that transparency translates into greater trust it sits out the rules by which we measure what's pumped into the atmosphere not everyone's been working by the same definitions or timeframes plus there's a system to measure the impact of a country's policies against the science the rule book also sits out of compliance make an ism to ensure everyone is doing what they say they are doing plus it offers flexibility to meet the different needs of developed and developing countries but there are problems when it comes to helping global warming the world's climate scientists agree the pledges made three years ago in paris just don't go far enough . on our current greenhouse gas emissions will hit one point five degrees celsius
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and around twelve years and soar past three degrees by twenty one hundred the head of the un antonio good ted has championed new tougher climate pledges but those were parked for another day and countries just can't seem to quit dirty energy. there was anger when the united states and poland promoted the use of coal on the sidelines of the cop twenty four gathering and global c o two emissions are up for the second year in a row. a series of rules agreed by own nations is not to be dismissed and the text sets out the way forward for countries to commit to tougher emissions targets at a later date but as it stands it's just not enough to prevent irreversible damage to our planet with and decay. are still ahead on al-jazeera the goals just keep on coming in the dutch meek shall be here with the action in spots to status.
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when the shots came from the holiday inn we heard cracks we heard some noise. this was no no sniper alley was on in the most dangerous intersections and sorry. you didn't come in through the front entrance that was what happened to the people who were shot they came into the wrong and the nightly pirate took pics of the funny to talk to the cameraman so that's get the hell out of here sorry a vote holiday and war hotels on al-jazeera.
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al-jazeera. where every. time for sports. thanks very much liverpool are back on top of the english premier league they beat fierce rivals manchester united three one on sunday very manet handed the home team the lead at anfield jesse lingard capitalized on a goalkeeping error to equalise curie that netted twice in the last twenty minutes to secure the win for you're going to coopt men and take them one point clear of manchester city in the standings very very very it was
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a good game the brilliant start was one of the best performances we've had. since i'm in liverpool doing season two of the purse half an hour was outstanding outstanding. but i repeat i'm really really happy with the players that i served on the beach with their attitude with their effort i more than happy i more than happy and because i'm more than happy i assume the responsibilities of. the defeat and i want them to be to be even behind behind me they gave absolutely everything on this people they gave absolutely everything they were three games in total in english premier league on sunday elsewhere arsenal's twenty two unbeaten run in all competitions was halted they lost three two at southampton and chelsea consolidate fourth place by hanging on to win two one at brighton i think that.
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because we played very well for sixty minutes. we could see that in a moment the new. spanish champions barcelona have restored their three point lead at the top of the standings and legal on sunday barsa hammered labonte five nil aided by a hat trick from lean on messi sabean athletico measure and are three points behind separated only by goal difference obviously i'd hope when our leading goal scorers in europe's elite football leagues with fifty seven goals this season already not surprisingly they leave the dutch eredivisie but second place i x. and so damn aren't doing too badly on the goal scoring front themselves on sunday the famed dutch club faced digraphs shop they would help themselves to no fewer than eight goals without any reply. daily blent netting tricks along the way i observed two points behind p.s.p.
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and table. of the lakers secured a big win over the charlotte hornets in the n.b.a. but it wasn't enough to go above their western conference rivals oklahoma city thunder as they took on the l.a. clippers on saturday oklahoma's russell westbrook played a supporting role for his teammate paul george got thirty three points for the fourth time in seven games he scored over thirty and west for except this one up for stephen adams as under took it one hundred ten to one hundred four. mexico's canelo alvarez has won a world title belt in a third different weight class after stepping up a division to beat british fighter rocky fielding in new york the twenty eight year old from one of the hard draw fielding four times before the ref stopped the fight just over eight minutes on the clock at that point as had already unified the middleweight division before challenging fielding for the w.b. a super middleweight belt but the brit was never expected to be any kind of match for the mexican. and so it proves to me. i'm happy to be here and i hope it's not
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the last time i'm here i hope is the first of many and i'm thankful to all of the people who came to see me it's hard to describe this feeling but it's an honor to be here and shared with all of the people here in new york. we. met some great people. you know but there. are tough to respect a fighter you know. belgium are the new men's field hockey world champions they beat the netherlands in sunday's final in india after goalless match against the dutch a penalty shoot out was necessary to determine the winners the belgians won three two to become world champions for the first time it's now over to some ice hockey news the visiting a las vegas golden knights beat the new york rangers in overtime in the n.h.l. the golden knights mark andre clary stopped twenty seven shots in as nine hundred
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and twenty third career break during living him into a tie for ninth on leave all time lists alex toth scored the winning goal just over two minutes into overtime to vegas two for three when the rangers dropped their third consecutive home game. and olympic champion marcel her share has extended his record by winning the all to be a giant slalom for a sixty eight years seeking a record extending eighth overall world cup championship the austrian finish two point five three second ahead of france's thomas for an r m r sure had already become the first man to win six giant slalom races at a single ski resort with his victory last year the win puts her sure forty points ahead of france at the top the standings. and that's all your sport for now more later thank you that's it for this news hour
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on al-jazeera do stay with us spent in the world news after this very short break. in malaysia schooling is a luxury for children of writing or muslim refugees but. every child deserves an opportunity for faith and creativity the arms them with the skills to overcome any hurdle and seize the threat to his schools existence as a test of his faith. caution school of thought to the viewfinder asia series
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on al-jazeera. it's a daunting climb to one of the holiest sites in bhutan tiger's nest ball astri seems to defy gravity every few cities is expected to complete the pilgrimage to ensure peace and happiness what it became a democracy in two thousand and eight the time put happiness at the center of all political policy inspiring the un to pass a resolution urging other nations to follow betimes example but how do you measure it many brits are nice happiness is what we ensure it's if that is quantifiable but by simply turning its pursuit into policy time has done what no other country has. they wanted forty three billion pounds worth of weaponry that was six billion pounds in commission. there is no hope of any more because there's always
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a small people for really really good mistakes. in assonance we in the united states have privatized the ultimate public function more shadow on al-jazeera. omar al bashir. needed to visit damascus. to go. i'm fully back to watching al jazeera live from doha also ahead. thousands out on the streets in hungary protesting against prime minister viktor orban and calling labor reforms.

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