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we are all in the dark as all this was happening the government gave the european union's ambassador to the congo forty eight hours to leave the country mainly because of sanctions the movies including new on fourteen individuals including a model shagari the ruling party's presidential candidate and president joseph kabila choice for the top job says the interior minister between december twenty sixth in march twenty seventh teen and scores of people were killed mostly by security forces during street protests since. the sanctions violate international law undermine the fundamental rights of those concerned and have been condemned by regional authorities for the sake of our historical partnership i've pleaded with the e.u. to lift the sanctions at the very least suspend them until after the general election. some say the electoral commission and the government are working
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together to reach the election in favor of diary they say they will not accept an outcome where he's declared winner it's hard to tell if this call for a general strike will bring any change the country's main opposition leaders seem divided with some saying they will go to the election regardless of the announcement by the electoral commission what is clear is that many people you talk to believe that this election is already tainted catherine al-jazeera kinshasa. sudan's government says nineteen people have been killed since anti-government demonstrations began more than a week ago journalists went on strike on thursday in solidarity with demonstrators who are angry over the rising cost of living and want president bashir to step down have a morgan as more from the capital khartoum. it hasn't been a normal day at the office for yasser the law instead of editing his newspaper he's preparing evidence to file an official complaint against the dance police and
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national security forces he says they beat him during protests on tuesday. i was standing in front of the newspaper of a man in a pickup truck came somewhere armed. and they told me to go inside the newspaper building or refused they put me in the truck for two shots and. they were beating me to beat me so much i started bleeding. protests started last week in the city of out but when there was no bread to buy that anger quickly escalated into protests against the government and demands for the government to step down and then for the president to go president obama has been in power for twenty nine years his ruling party has announced they want him to rule for longer which would need an amendment to the constitution protests to say they don't want him to finish his current term let alone run for another the president announces them as infiltrators but the home of the infiltrators are from groups and other oppositional denies ations are
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against the regime and against dialogue with the regime they want to topple the government they constantly repeat that they are part of the popular revolution we've seen these things before back in september twenty third chain. the protests have resulted in dozens killed and even more injured activists have targeted some of the protests and human rights groups as well as some governments are condemning the use of what they call brutal force despite a threat to their safety processes continue to demand the resignation of president omar and bashir some political parties are calling for an investigation one partly seventeen people were killed in tuesday's protest and eighty eight united we call on the government to launch an investigation into the killings those who committed these crimes must be held responsible. more protests are planned bashir says he won't give in sudan seems to be at a crossroad between the president and the people people morgan al-jazeera for its own. still to come on the program the u.s.
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mocks markets closed after another when it comes to day of trading they examine what's behind the volatility. and the new from terre and the israel past and conflict the import of fruit and vegetables. hello again it's good to have you back well this hour do want to start down here in australia we have been dealing with a heat wave across much of the continent well we're going to be seeing some improving conditions with this area of clouds that is begin to push through the bite this is a cold front and that means anything on the western side of the cold front is going to begin to cool off so here you attempt is right now as we go towards friday high of thirty nine degrees expected in adelaide but as we go towards saturday and that front pushes through notice the big change of temperatures as we get some cooler
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fresher air coming in from the south there appear to towards the east though we're going to be seeing cities still a warm day for you at thirty four degrees alice springs forty three degrees is going to be your high over here towards the north and south island of disease and things are looking too bad we are going to see maybe a staggered shower to appear towards auckland here on friday but that's really not going to be of much consequence one of the afternoon type there with a temperature of about twenty two degrees down towards christ church fire looks quite nice but by the time we get to saturday it's going to be more clouds and a little windy for you with the temperature warming up to about twenty five degrees and then very quickly appear towards japan plenty of snow is going to be in the forecast for much of the country anywhere from sapporo all the way down here towards a saka with tokyo a mostly cloudy day for you in a temperature of eight. the marshall islands holds a toxic legacy from years of u.s. military nuclear testing. as the sea levels rise one on one east investigates the
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threat this followed posers on al-jazeera hoping for better living standards and more security the people of bangladesh will cast their vote in a general election with special coverage from across the country we'll assess what direction the nation could take. bangladesh elections on al-jazeera. and one of the top stories here launches here are saudi arabia's king solomon has announced a major government reshuffle as the country tries to contain the fallout from the murder of jamal khashoggi know to resound a foreign minister has been demoted to minister of state for foreign affairs. the
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president of the democratic republic of congo has told al jazeera that recent election violence is just politics tensions are running high across the country ahead of sunday's vote of police firing tear gas to disperse protesters in beni. sudan's government says nineteen people have been killed since anti-government demonstrations began more than a week ago sudanese journalists are striking in solidarity with the demonstrators who angry of the rising cost of living. experts fear another massive eruption of an indonesian volcano will cause a second tsunami has prompted officials to raise the alert level and widen the no go zone which was set up after saturday's tsunami and he four hundred thirty people were killed when a five metre high waves flooded coastal communities and is on jobber island with this report. that you exclusion zone around the volcano no one is allowed to
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approach within five kilometers but the greater concern is for the people living along the coast on either side of the sun the straits. they've again been warned to stay back between five hundred meters and one kilometer from the shoreline while commercial planes have been ordered to avoid the area all kind of cash is a mix euro and gas and glass rock programs and minerals and volcanic glass and it's very very scratchy or can et so the dangers of that going up into the atmosphere so plain if there is not a large rips in the ash hina the planes are flying back not just to be a hazard or well airlines the increased warning level comes as a blow to the thousands of people displaced by the tsunami of wanting to return home many seeking shelter on higher ground where even a few metres above sea level office a greater sense of security. schools and community centers in the town of level one
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have been turned into makeshift homes giving a feeling of semipermanent. most of these people rely upon the sea for their livelihoods but that. they are mostly fishermen they can go to sea because their boats are gone so they can make a living. and many don't know if the houses they fled from are still standing we haven't been back to see the condition of our homes because we are still a freight. cracka towers latest eruptions will do nothing to ease those fears rob mcbride al-jazeera north west java indonesia. a passing off our team has announced it will stop all imports of israeli vegetables fruit and poultry the ban is a reciprocal move after israel recently said it would stop importing fruit and vegetables produced in the occupied west bank by palestinian farmers. of about is the secretary general of the palestinian national initiative and the former palestinian
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for racial minister he says the ban is the correct action but there should be a total boycott of israeli goods in the occupied territory i think the decision is . a little and too late as a matter of fact just response to an israeli measure the israelis have decided to prevent palestinian product digital bills food stricken and other things from entering israel and so the palestinian authority responded in the same manner but in reality the vast majority of palestinian products are prohibited from reaching israel while israel is selling more less than five point two billion dollars of products in the palestinian territories so in my opinion the palestinian authority should have responded more civilly and more strongly by declaring total boycott because it is not acceptable that israel prohibits palestinian products while palestinians are importing other israeli products the public is the decisive part
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decisive party here because actually there is a huge boycott divestment sanctions campeon all over the occupied territories to boycott israeli products and by the way did the product in particularly very successful in terms of. palestinian production or boycott is be deceived here in palestine as one form of popular nonviolent resistance against occupation and against the system of discrimination and apartheid and since israel is the one that has started the boycott system i think they should not be allowed to keep making profits from palestinians while they are boycotting our products it's been another roller coaster day for u.s. markets where stocks rebounding to raise a near six hundred point loss a dow jones dropped more than four hundred points on its opening a closed door one hundred points in the black that's a day after a rally that's what reach its largest ever one day gain and the market's been volatile in recent weeks with the government shutdown and the u.s.
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china trade war being blamed christine salumi has more from new york. stocks rallied late in the day to shake off steep losses earlier the dow jones industrial average at one point on thursday was down more than six hundred points closed up two hundred fifty eight points a volatile day and what has been an extremely volatile month wall street was on track to have its worst december since the great depression until wednesday the day after christmas when stocks rallied more than a thousand points the largest one day game in the market's history due largely to a strong retail selling season over the holidays but many things continue to weigh on investors even as the u.s. economy overall remains strong there's concern about a trade war between the united states and china concern about the global economy slowing down and then there's the raising of interest rates by the fed that weighed
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on markets earlier in the month that started a war between president trump and the fed chairman your own powell and on top of all of that you see this government shutdown in washington d.c. not directly related to the markets but it seems to be contributing experts say to an overall sense of on eason concern about dysfunction in washington d.c. all of this has many experts predicting that the market will remain volatile into the new year the u.s. congress is adjourned for the day without ending the partial government shutdown which is in its sixth day both the senate and the house of representatives only met for a few minutes and did nothing to restore funding the roughly twenty percent of the government which is affected president trump refuses to end the shutdown until the federal budget includes funding for his border will with mexico. and u.s. forces found that minority ethnic workers here in the u.k.
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and far less than their white colleagues the findings by the resolution foundation showed one point nine million people from black asian and minority ethnic backgrounds were collectively paid about three point two billion pounds or around four billion dollars less than their white counterparts every year the report is based on data collected from a survey of one hundred thousand people over ten years but of course on the government to expand an existing initiative which requires companies with more than two hundred fifty employees to publish gender pay gap to include ethnic background as well. davis is a divesting and confidence consultant he says the problem has deep structural roots there's a perpetual unconscious bias that is prevalent in a lot of executive boardrooms a lot of white men in the fifty's and sixty's who aren't intentionally. limit saying that say the progression of the m.e.
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individuals but that it's happening systemically i think the other side of that is those in those minority groups not fully valuing their potential and settling for less where other white counterparts might well be more aggressive in their negotiations around their pay there's a perception that if i am one of the few black minority or ethnic that in the room that in the vying for a position. i better not be too aggressive to boisterous in my negotiating position because you know there is. a limited. what's the word cap on the number of places are going to go to black minority people. the turquoise water of course tomorrow's lake atitlan draws tourists from around the globe the people of one lakeside town of hoping to make their homes stand out they were inspired by dutch artists who transformed a slum in brazil with only
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a touch of paint and as david mercer reports. exactly the same. land is renowned for its beauty now one lakeside town is drawing on these surroundings to transform itself into a giant work of art. it all starts with a fresh coat of paint families choose colors and designs inspired by the traditional hand-woven clothing worn by local women then they help to paint their own homes. because the house is going to end up looking really nice the result will be good and it makes a landscape here look it's a big change from before and i hope more neighbors paint the house as. the cool women have led the cut that since it launched two years ago they helped develop the color palettes and designs and administer the project. coordinator lydia coombe is says women have another key skill that's allowed the program to thrive and.
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i think that when women make decisions they seek consensus with this reedy helped us during the start of the project and that helps us keep the support of the community the weaving tradition is strong incentive. the patterns and colors of textiles are inspired by nature. she says women express their imagination through weaving and they are now able to share their talents on a different scale but. for me it's special to see our designs on the walls of town and to see vistas to say it's beautiful and take photographs to remember it it makes me happy to see a traditional embroidery scene this. is attracting more tourists for visitors who've been here before the transformation is clear. not so many activities. like.
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industries and everything. feels like much more respected. than. the first project with kind in guatemala organizers say that once they complete the painting of the eight hundred fifty buildings in this town they plan to. spanned the project to the other towns around they. recently the project won an international design award showing how art can combat poverty and empower a community david mercer al-jazeera center at that you know what tamala. are mounted on the top stories here on ars is there a saudi arabia has announced a major government reshuffle as the country tries to contain the political fallout for in the murder of jamal khashoggi in a series of rule decrees announced changes to kenya national security posts
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including the demotion of high profile saudi foreign minister and. he will not take on the role of minister of state for foreign affairs person jordan has more now on what the reshuffle could mean. it's likely not to the have much of an impression on . members of congress either in the senate or in the house there is widespread discussed still with the saudi crown prince mohammed bin psalm on whom both republicans and democrats have said that they believe was responsible for the murder. back on october second and in fact they are citing the cia's investigation and conclusions that this merger would not have happened without the direct involvement of the saudi crown prince and because this cabinet shuffle does not involve him directly the reaction we couldn't to supply a would be well really what difference does it make the president of the democratic
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republic of congo has told out his era that recent election violence is just politics tensions are running high across the country ahead of sunday's vote with police firing tear gas to disperse protesters in beni the government says the move is necessary to contain the abode outbreak which has killed more than three hundred fifty people. sudan's government says nineteen people have been killed since anti-government demonstrations began more than a week ago sudanese journalists went on strike on thursday in solidarity with demonstrators who agri over the rising cost of living and they've been calling for sudanese president omar al bashir to step down. indonesia has raised the danger level for the krakatau volcano that erupted last saturday causing a tsunami that killed four hundred thirty people experts have widened the no go zone around the volcano to a five kilometer radius as they fear another eruption presidents have also been
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warned to stay away from the coastline. as the top stories when i want to east is next to stay with us if you can. the week began with news of a ninety day truce in the tip that tapped the u.s. china trade all the world's largest supplier of liquefied natural gas is leaving the biggest oil cartel we bring you the stories that are shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost on al-jazeera. the marshall islands is a tiny pacific nation with a very big problem. because. one is ground zero for america's cold war atomic testing it's been left with a toxic radioactive legacy. now rising sea levels threaten to swallow the islands and if that happens deadly nuclear waste will be released into the ocean.
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and steve chap on this episode a one on one east we investigate how one of the world's smallest countries is paying for the actions of a global superpower. we're halfway between australia and hawaii. in the middle of a seemingly endless pacific ocean. below us chains of mostly uninhabited islands that together form the nation of the marshall islands. which is part of me yes i don't know about the experience of writing. the way we're going to see much of a part of life because the president carried out such a case of history. spread over two million square kilometers of the central pacific
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the marshall islands is a scattering of more than a thousand islands and eyelets. few people live in a we talk but it's the ground zero of us nuclear testing in the pacific. the welcome sign he said what we've come to see but when you know what it really is a few would want to visit this place. the circle is a roof. so remote that there's no regular transport in or out it'll be a week before our plane returns if we're lucky. it's a stunning place. hides a dark secret. to be. on.
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yes. this is a place whose atomic past is seed into its present the people of in a way talk were forced into exile by the atomic full elf allowed to return after three decades and new generation is learning about the traditions and customs of this place. was they have also been told about america's top sick legacy and how it lies under a giant dharma. they are interesting some are they understand that we have a voice in our you know island that is what they call by using. they know that there is a tomb because they have been there so the dawn you call it the time we call
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it the. fact. we sit out the next morning to see for ourselves. after nearly two hours we approach one of in a way talk assholes forty islands. what we've come to see is hard to spot from the beach only from the air can you get a true sense of the sky of what the united states military calls the dome. the done is actually a dump it contains the toxic leftovers of some of the most powerful atomic bombs in history america's cold war legacy it is a tomb of nuclear waste the dome is completely unlabeled there's no fence there no guards there people can go there if they want and there's nobody to stop them but
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they let me up and make you worry about them i am afraid i haven't had a. crime was . i. the nine hundred forty six to nine hundred fifty eight the united states detonated dozens of atomic bombs in the muscle islands. and was in a way talkies hardly knowing its closest neighbor three hundred kilometers to the east became synonymous with nuclear fallout. its name is bikini. on. my own point on the are you wave coming toward the camera body.
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from the kidnapped or. right not a thing i'll be able to come in it's just not clean. for us it's not. one of the countries loves traditional never gaiters else and killen is adrift living in exile because he's not allowed to return home to bikini. ahead of the atomic testing there in the one nine hundred forty s. the united states told elson killen's family and the one hundred sixty seven people of his asshole that they had a duty to the world to leave their islands. and it was a moment film by the military's p.r. unit and i want to thank you all right now james when you come that the united states government now wants to transmit great force and there's something good for man. and that this experiment here are the
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first step in that direction i was. ready and winning. every. where you count them and getting you good at everything being in god and it cannot be other than go there ah and here by the way i was thinking i am i should leave you now you are my. the. god. was there. that i well i yanked my. there was the impacts of twelve years of nuclear testing in the marshall islands included increased rates of thyroid and other cancers and the permanent exile of people from their home islands . in one thousand nine hundred six is part of a deal to give the marshall islands independence the u.s.
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paid one hundred fifty million dollars later an independent tribunals awarded more than two billion dollars to victims of the process testing. graham less than four million was if a played. the tribunals office in the capital mudd zero is no longer operating with most claims unresolved sitting in files gathering dust. the us government policy on the nuclear weapons legacy in the marshall islands is to simply downgrade and dismissed health hazards as not existed or in significant. johnson is the publisher of the marshall islands journal the country's only newspaper for three decades he's been a passionate advocate for the local people his wife. was a famous nucleus of five who died of cancer aged just forty five it really makes
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us wonder if marshall islanders will ever get justice from the nuclear weapons tests that were conducted here and just this is the right word it's really important to understand that that a lot of nuclear contaminated material was tossed into a crater left over from a bomb test a coral atoll essentially and a coral atoll by its nature is porous. when the us was getting ready to clean up and leave in the one nine hundred seventy s. they picked the pit that had been left by one of the smaller atomic explosions and dumped a lot of this plutonium and other radioactive waste into the pit and covered it over with an eighteen inch thick dome and left.
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the dome was never meant to be anything but a temporary solution to the problem of atomic waste at almost every stage of its construction safety was. to save money. michael gerard is a u.s. climate change specialist who has visited the dome the bottom of the dome is just what was left behind by the nuclear weapons explosion. it's permeable soil there was no effort to line it and therefore the seawater is inside the dome already they see sometimes washes over it and you know you know our storm and united states government has acknowledged that a major typhoon could break it apart and cause all of the radiation in it to disperse. you can see why ruin its remoteness made it seem like a good place for the contaminated contents. but like most of the islands of the
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marshals rooters is baylee a major above sea level at its highest point when this dome was built in the light nine hundred seventy s. there was no factoring in sea level rises caused by climate change now every day when the tide rolls out as it is now ready o. active isotopes from underneath the dime roll out with it that those it's the connection between the nuclear age and the climate change which it will be a very devastation event. if it were really it we're not talking just a marshall islands we're talking. sweet ocean. i think it's really telling that. the ocean is rising and it's and it's it's making this nuclear waste leak out because in a lot of ways this climate change issue has also been revived revitalizing a lot of conversations about our nuclear legacy every time someone talks about
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climate change you can't ignore our nuclear legacy is while it's linked. is a poet and climate change activist. she's proud of her heritage. it's my home it's where i'm from that's where my family's from my ancestors they've been here for thousands of years and and there's also just nothing like you and your else and it's a part of why i. love that. you have. a rising leader of a nation kathy jett no kid you know was invited to the twenty fourteen united nations climate change summit in new york to speak about how the marshall islands is on the front line in the battle against rising sea levels the marshall islands encompasses more than two million square kilometers of ocean i mean it's the united nations these are world leaders from all over and.


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