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in the yemeni port of her days reports from the ground say they still radically. hello i'm. also coming up. china celebrates forty years of economic reforms as it engages in a trade war with the united states. the u.s. says it's warplanes have killed more than sixty al shabaab fighters in somalia. and
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more breaks is uncertainty in the u.k. as the opposition labor party calls for a no confidence vote on prime minister. a un brokered ceasefire has come into effect in the yemeni city of her data but reports say sporadic fighting is still taking place in the embattled port the fighting pits saudi and u.a.e. backed government forces against truthy rebels in the area the warring sides had agreed on a truce during political talks held in sweden last week international observers are expected to arrive to monitor the cease fire how data is critical for the supply of food and aid for millions of yemenis on the brink of starvation and there are many challenges on the ground for those international observers as our diplomatic editor james bay explains from the united nations. the u.n. security council has started work drawing up
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a draft resolution that would indorse what was agreed in stockholm last week and give a mandate for a u.n. monitoring mission in yemen news that has been welcomed by the spokesman for the u.n. secretary general it will be. i think it will send a strong signal from the international from the international community in support of the un's work of this where mr griffiths has done what mr cameron general camera . will lead the dots general patrick cameras who's leading the monitoring mission has been briefing the un secretary general antonio good terrorists on his plan i'm told the first members of the monitoring mission the assessment team will be on the ground in yemen on wednesday the watchwords i'm told or form follows function they'll look at the security situation see what functions they need to perform and then decide on the form the number of monitors they're going to need to come from
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member states the united nations people with military experience but people who operate on the ground in an unarmed capacity one of the problems the u.n. is facing here is that the talks in stockholm went much better than expected so the u.n. is having to pull together this monitoring mission at very short notice where the yemeni mother of a dying two year old is being prevented from traveling to the u.s. to say goodbye to him that's because of the trumpet ministrations travel ban on citizens of five mostly muslim countries the council on american islamic relations is asking the state department to issue a waiver but there's been no response so far mike hanna reports from washington. the first travel ban was imposed just days after president trump took office. it face numerous challenges before the current version was up killed by the supreme court earlier this year it prohibits the citizens of iran libya somalia syria and yemen from traveling to the u.s.
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without a special waiver and among those barred from entry is the mother of a two year old boy dying of a rib brain disease in a california hospital abdulla her son was brought to the u.s. for treatment by his father early he's now being kept on life support so his mother can bid farewell but despite numerous requests there's been no way that issued by the state department now we see the muslim bend the fact in the most dehumanizing way and we're running out of time we're calling for the department of state to issue a muslim ban waiver to allow same as will of the wife of a u.s. citizen the mother of a u.s. citizen to hold her child one last time and to allow her to mourn with dignity and a direct plea made by a grieving father my life's economy every day wanted to kiss another son. for the last time.
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time and. time is there any now please help us to my family together again the stark odds facing a mother who wants to join a husband and dying son statistics reveal only two percent top requests for a waiver succeed mike hanna al-jazeera washington. one of the world's largest military contractors has warned the canadian government of liability if it scraps a defense deal with saudi arabia canada's prime minister justin trudeau said he was looking for a way out of the multi-million dollar sorry multi-billion dollar agreement after the matter of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi and riyadh's involvement in the war in yemen. the murder of a journalist is absolutely unacceptable that's why canada from the very beginning has been demanding answers and solutions on that secondly we inherited actually
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a fifteen billion dollar contract signed by stephen harper to export light armored vehicles to saudi arabia we are engaged with the export permits to try and see if there is a way of of no longer exporting these vehicles to saudi arabia china is knocking forty years since his economy opened up to the rest of the wild but the anniversary coincides with a major trade dispute with the united states both sides agreed to one thousand a truce earlier this month to allow for negotiations aimed at ending the standoff beijing has already agreed to buy more soybeans and reduce tariffs on cars the u.s. accuses china of unfair trade practices which beijing to knives adrian brown reports from the chinese capital well there's no doubt the trumpet ministration will be hoping for some concessions i think though there may well be some misplaced expectations i think there will be concessions but i think there will be minor concessions what the trumpet ministration wants though is to hear
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a pledge from china's leader that it's going to win this system whereby american companies that do business here in china forced to hand over their technology to their partners as a condition for doing business here there's also the issue of forced technology transfers and the feeling among corporate america that they simply do not find a level playing field here in china now those are big demands but i think the president will try to go some way towards meeting them but we've heard pledges and promises made by china's leaders before and they simply haven't been met that the words haven't matched reality the history of relations between china and the united states over trade is really one marked by you know failed promises. frazer how he is an independent analyst and author he says the trade dispute with the u.s. has put china in a vulnerable position this states as the upper hand at the moment because if you're just looking at the trade flows because it runs such
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a deficit against china it simply has a much bigger numbers to put titus on so from that perspective you know the trump admission ministration has the upper hand but this is a long game we're talking about issues that go far beyond traver home or a level playing field in china and that's going to take years to work out this is not a quick solution it's not going to be a speech from xi jinping it's not going to be a couple of pledges in three months time a lot of the issues are really more domestic china for the past five to eight years or so has been hugely dependent on credit growth to drive their car to me that is excessive levels of day across all aspects of their cost to me and the chinese leadership at last to realize they need to rein that in so this is the leveraging process is draining credit for much of their cost to me and that's causing a large part of the slowdown in the trade waters come at the worst possible time for china when it's trying to tackle domestic problems. u.s. as strikes have killed more than sixty people in somalia the military says all the fighters from the armed group al shabaab the pentagon says the attacks over the weekend. were in coordination with somalia's federal government
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a somali intelligence official told me to add that military vehicles and a camp were hit and has this update from washington d.c. . the u.s. military not giving out a ton of details but they do say that on december fifteenth air strikes were launched at about forty kilometers southwest of the capital mogadishu and that thirty four fighters were killed air strikes the following day on the sixteenth killed another twenty eight fighters for al shabaab the u.s. military says they don't believe any civilians were killed or injured in the bombing campaign these shows you the press is reporting that sources inside the somali government say that the reason for the attack was they believed al shabaab was about to launch an attack on a somali government military facility so the air strikes were called in we've seen a pretty sizable increase in the number of air strikes in somalia since u.s. president don't trump came to office he's given the u.s. military pretty much across the globe more authority to launch airstrikes this will
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be the most airstrikes in recent memory in somalia conducted by the u.s. in cooperation with the somali government this brings the total to forty six airstrikes for the year in britain the leader of the opposition is submitting a motion of no confidence in the prime minister that's off to to resume a push back a crucial votes on the country's deal to leave the european union to next month with exit day on march the twenty ninth fast approaching and with no deal officially in place some politicians say the deadlock can only be resolved with a second referendum paul brennan reports. with prime minister theresa may adamant there would be no meaningful vote on bret's it until january parliament appeared almost pointless on monday but having failed to make any concrete progress in her talks with european leaders in brussels last week is may was judy bound to report back to the lawmakers in london she acknowledged the widespread hostility to have a plan but she warned bravely against holding another referendum another vote which
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would do irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics because it would say to millions who trust it into more prosy that our democracy does not deliver. another vote which would likely leave us no further forward than the last and another vote which would further divide our country at the very moment we should be working to unite the threat of a no confidence vote in the prime minister organized by the opposition labor party appear to have been neutralized and theresa may set the week of january fourteenth for the rearranged meaningful vote to justice proceedings drew to a close labor leader jeremy called and decided to go for it so mr speaker as the only way i can think of of ensuring a vote takes place this week i'm about to table a motion which says the following that this house has no confidence in the prime minister due. to a failure to allow the house of commons to have a meaningful vote straightaway on the withdrawal agreement and framework for future
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relationships during the u.k. and the european union and that will be tabled immediately mr speaker thank you. the procedure now is that confidence motions tabled by the opposition will take precedence over government business and its parliamentary convention that any such request be granted this week that seem to be winding down into a christmas holiday just warmed up again brennan al-jazeera. well the next but still ahead on al-jazeera a u.s. senate report says russia used social media to meddle in u.s. politics in twenty sixteen and is still meddling today. and well with a pregnant woman and her family scaling the border wall to desperately seek the american dream. from the neon lights of asia. to the city that never
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sleeps. hello again it's good to have you back well here across the western part of love and we have been seeing a lot of messy weather with the storm systems that are coming in off the mediterranean and over the next you days that is only going to be getting worse from tuesday as well as into wednesday you can see that storm system really affecting parts of greece and turkey well as we go towards wednesday a lot more rain comes into play and it's going to be windy as well so we can expect to see some localized flooding in certain areas anywhere from turkey down here toward syria maybe even jordan as well as into lebanon temperatures a little bit cooler than average would syria seeing temperatures in aleppo at about thirteen degrees and beirut well maybe about seventeen degrees for you they're not looking too bad for much of the gulf over the next few days not a lot of clouds in play but temperatures look quite nice the as we go towards the holiday here twenty five degrees here on tuesday as we go towards wednesday we are looking at about the same here but temperatures down here along the coast for sala
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you are going to be seeing the rain ending by the time we get to wednesday but more rain is going to be a problem over here towards parts of somalia there very quickly as we go down toward southern part of africa we are looking a better conditions down here towards the south heavy rain up here towards twenty four degrees and over here towards madagascar we are looking at probably cloudy conditions with a temperature of about twenty six. sponsored. online i want to start here on my laptop with a tweet join us. a rush of adrenaline. is a dialogue. protest to. the crowds everyone has a voice. join the conversation.
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welcome back. a reminder about top stories this hour broken ceasefire has come into effect in the data reports a sporadic fighting is still taking place in the embattled port between. government forces and rebels. china is marking forty years since its economy opened up to the rest of the wild but the anniversary coincides with a major trade dispute with the united states both sides agreed to a ninety day truce earlier this month to allow for negotiations aimed at ending the standoff. u.s. air strikes in somalia have killed more than sixty people the military says all were fighters from the armed group al-shabaab the attacks on. sunday were in
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coordination with the federal government. russia is being accused of using every social media platform possible to influence the twenty sixteen presidential election in donald trump's favor to new reports say it's still working to support him millions of social media posts have been. added in the fast comprehensive analysis provided by someone other than the social media companies themselves alan fischer reports from washington. if you can think of a social media platform there's a strong chance the russians used it to try to influence the twenty sixteen u.s. presidential election from you tube facebook and twitter to read it and instagram and more to reports commissioned by the u.s. senate intelligence committee says russia's internet research agency or i r e tried to capitalize on divisions in u.s. politics it pushed more than ten million tweets more than one thousand youtube videos and their own one hundred sixteen thousand instagram posts all together that
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translated into a potential of reaching more than one hundred forty million people one of the reports concluded what is clear all of the messaging clearly sought to benefit the republican party and specifically donald trump. but one expert says it's not clear if just pushing the message had any impact the russian certainly tried to interfere in american elections and continue to try and interfere in american politics are they actually making a difference it's not clear what they're doing legal in some of the more indictments of shown certainly not but it's really important thing to separate out affective mess from legality and morality right these are all survive different issues and difference of stakes a place reports say that the russians push conservatives on key issues like gun rights and immigration while sending misinformation to largely democratic supporting african-american voters are doing them to boycott elections and they support u.s. intelligence reports of russian interference and the action of special counsel
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robert miller who's investigating possible russian collusion in the election to indict a number of russian hackers and officials president donald trump has both criticized possible russian interference and describe it also as a hoax president putin he just said it's not russian except our intelligence community his conclusion that russia's meddling in the two thousand and six election took place the reports also criticized the tech firms who provided data to the investigators saying that they seem to provide no more than the minimum information required and will add to pressure on those firms to do more to prevent election interference the report does not cover any potential action in the recent mid-term elections the committee's leading democrat mark warner says it's time to get serious in addressing the challenge of interference and he hopes there could be legislative action to follow alan fischer al-jazeera washington. former f.b.i.
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director james comey has called on us republicans to stand up for the values of the country on questions and congress carney said president trump's constant criticism of the f.b.i. was harmful to the rule of law trump cames investigations into alleged links between russia and his presidential campaign in a just that which happens the president of united states is lying about the f.b.i. attacking the f.b.i. and attacking the rule of law in this country. how does that make any sense at all at some point someone has to stand up in the face of fear of fox news fear of their base fear of being tweets stand up for the values of this country and not slink away to retirement but stand up and speak the truth. true lanka's prime minister says his united national party will for new political alliances to safeguard the country against corruption addressing tens of thousands of supporters at
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a victory rally run of the promising a thanks to those who stood by him during a political crisis lasting fifty one days when alpha landers reports from colombo. planned as a fight for justice this rally in colombo became a celebration of run of the committee his reappointment as prime minister and the man who's been at the center of the two month long constitutional crisis was in his element of it and i'm not the only people that they were his strength in the historic fifty one days the appointment by president mighty policy to say no of mine the rajapaksa to replace victor messina brought together a fractious united national party angry at what they called a blatant violation of democracy the party and its alliance partners rallied to protect their leader so did party supporters operating at the one lp a peach and we voted against mahindra but the president ought to mean it's that pain they need to defend our rights that's brought people here it's become missing
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his fifth time as prime minister he's been careful not to criticize president syria cena despite scathing attacks by him party leaders are following his cue realizing they have to work with the president for at least another fifteen months because missing had told supporters that mistakes had been made during his three and a half year government the fifty one day political crisis has given run over her missing her and his political partners a shot in the arm helping them bring together the largest political gathering that they have had in recent years they have admitted shortcomings when they were in government and promised to correctly i believe that. the prime minister ministers and parliamentarians must get closer to the people we acted against corruption but legal action has been slow we will address this the former president and now former prime minister minded rajapaksa says he resigned to ensure the
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stability of the country and allowed president to appoint a new government something the president vowed never to do with become missing her at the helm on sunday he insisted that his personal stance was not to appoint become a singer but said he was doing so to respect parliamentary traditions seriously in his bid to dissolve parliament and called snap elections was ruled unconstitutional by the supreme court last week become a singer says a new political alliance will be formed to safeguard the country a possible reference to plans for his new government and elections that will be tested when they go ahead in the coming months when if an end is al-jazeera colombo riot police in hungary are trying to control thousands of anti-government protesters in the capital budapest the crowds are angry about a new labor law passed in parliament last week that allows employers to request up to four hundred hours of overtime
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a year without paying for up to three years prime minister viktor orban is right wing government says it's an attempt to fix a labor shortage and the growing manufacturing sector and to allow workers to earn more but critics call it a slavery law and have been protesting since it was passed. a french court has ruled against three former high school students of african descent who accuse the stage of racial discrimination they said they were stopped and searched by police on a school trip because of their skin color but a judge in paris disagreed that cash about the reports. it was a visibly disappointing verdict for these french former students they had sued the state for racial discrimination for an unexplained police stop and search in paris after high school trip in twenty seventeen but a french court ruled that the police had done nothing wrong. the judge said there was no discrimination because the students were in a class where there were other so-called ethnic minority students of
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a young french people who were black and arab so because the others were not surge but have a similar physical appearance they couldn't be racial discrimination. this injustice makes me want to fight more this verdict makes me through shocked and outraged it was a paris's gal do you know train station the police officers took aside the three students after their train arrived from brussels they had to open their bags and hand over id cards in front of their classmates mamadou said the verdict sends a message that young men like him are second class citizens. but this is. france's motto is liberty equality and fraternity but i don't think it's the same for everyone it depends on what you look like we grew up and you origin's racial profiling is illegal in france but some young people say that they feel singled out by police because of the color of their skin according to france's human rights but
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some of the young french men of african and arab heritage are twenty times more likely even others to be stopped and searched by fridge police without an explanation. if you happens to me you are hanging out in town the police come and search you the last twenty minutes they stop you without any special reason the case is thrown a spotlight on the often tense relationship between french police and young read from the suburbs those here say that although the verdict was unexpected they will continue to exercise their rights and appeal the decision. i'll just era paris more russian warplanes are being sent to god the crimean peninsula the kremlin says ten additional fighter jets are on their way because ukraine is preparing what's described as a provocation russian troops are next crimea four years ago tension in the backseats soared last month when the russian navy fired on ukrainian boats and took
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saying as president members of the un security council have expressed concern over kosovo his decision to turn that security force into an army the announcement last friday angered serbia and prompted the security council meeting on monday un peacekeeping chief john pilger chua called on both sides to refrain from any steps that could escalate the situation. of kosovo has made a mistake it's only that we had it for five years unnecessarily to establish an army the decision for the army might be belated but a no where is it the wrong one it's belittled because we waited for goodwill from those that never showed any goodwill towards kosovo. we are freezing more and more difficult is in the area of course when we talk here and i have to say that i am very much worried very much concerned and a beauty even afraid of the future and for the future not only.
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of my people of our country serbia but of an entire region. only hall of the century americans who are part of a so-called caravan of asylum seekers have entered the u.s. might still waiting to get through the mexican border town of. u.s. authorities say that nearly three thousand people have now crossed an illegally they're being held in custody while their asylum claims are reviewed how the abdel-hamid reports. the border patrol has been in position since early morning the. week trying to discourage asylum seekers from taking the leap. instead in a matter of minutes to him and five teenagers and three children touch u.s. soil and quietly surrendered to the guards who seemed preoccupied with the presence of journalists operating on the mexico side a times using a threatening terms that some people say their reporters are helping them from the
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sounds of them just on us against the law. but also coming under pressure from american citizens you know separate children from their hair was brought up on a girl done last week border patrol care. with each day that passes more silent seekers are crossing illegally into the u.s. it's a scene that happens in many spots along mexico's northern border just a few days ago we witnessed several people crossing from this exact point in the meantime a second layer was added to the wall and it's nearly doubled the height making it more difficult to scale and riskier to jump off on the u.s. side. but a few kilometers away it's still possible and it follows a pattern get over the wall then look for the border patrol to take you away see family the way it might explain step months in custody in the u.s. is better than one day back at home in their salvador and safe she has already done
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this once before in june and was deported back to her country she fed again under threat and now hopes to be except. as a refugee. this time she's with eight months pregnant every who wants to get turmeric up before the baby's jute being born american will give the baby opportunities she never got in life it's a practice that president was to put an end to the herd that honestly i'm not afraid now but i might get nervous at that very moment now i'm calm. for a brief moment to side stare at each other every one of these people and off they go there's a little hesitation. a sense of urgency evidence fathers worried about we're going to look over and. over there more to. come on darling you can make a t. says. it looks like she's not feeling too well she either. while getting over the wall or maybe it
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was just too much stress or pregnancy. we don't know but evelyn is taking away the rest the question they will spend the night in custody one of the rare times where detention represents the possibility of a new life. but at the hemi al-jazeera along mexico's border border. and these are the top stories a un broken ceasefire has come into effect in the yemeni city of data but reports say sporadic fighting for still taking place in the embattled port between saudi and u.a.e. vast government forces and tricky rebels. china is marking forty years since its economy opened up to the rest of the wild but the anniversary coincides with a major trade dispute with the u.s.
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both sides agreed to a ninety day truce earlier this month to allow for negotiations aimed at ending the standoff. u.s. air strikes in somalia have killed more than sixty people the military says although fighters from the armed group al-shabaab the attacks on saturday and sunday were in coordination with somalia's federal government russia is being accused of using every social media platform possible to influence the twenty sixteen presidential election in donald trump's favor to new reports prepared for the u.s. senate to say moscow is still working to support trump former f.b.i. director james comey has called on us republicans to stand up for the values of the country questions in congress carney says president donald trump's constant criticism of the f.b.i. is harmful to the rule of law the president of united states is about the f.b.i. attacking the f.b.i. taking the lead in this country. how does it make any sense that. at some point
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someone has to stand up in the face of fear of fox and the fear of their base fear of the tweets stand up for the values of this country and not slink away to return to that state and speak the truth britain's opposition leader has submitted a motion of no confidence and prime minister to resign may after a crucial vote on the deal to leave the european union may is facing intense opposition to have proposed agreement and has postponed the votes in parliament next month. riot police in hungary are trying to control thousands of anti-government protesters the crowds are angry about a new so-called slave law is allows employers to request as much as four hundred hours of overtime again without payments for up to three years those are the headlines i'll be back here with more news after the stream.
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