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al jazeera where every year. the a's are two hundred forty one and the nays are one hundred ninety the bill is passed a democratic controlled house passes a plan to end the u.s. government shutdown but without any money for president trunk's border wall. you're watching al-jazeera live for my headquarters here in doha also coming up the
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u.s. ramps up attacks against i saw in syria as the trumpet ministration prepares to withdraw its troops. a powerful tropical storm makes landfall in thailand raising fears of widespread flooding and landslides. and a new cancer detection device that could save thousands of lives. the new u.s. house of representatives which is now controlled by the democrats has passed a package of bills to end the partial government shutdown but the republican majority senate is likely to block the legislation and the president is refusing to sign off on them because they don't include funding for his border war with mexico earlier the new house speaker nancy pelosi to keep the presidency in check and end the stalemate she remains the only woman to hold the post in the most diverse congress in u.s. history roslyn jordan reports now from washington. do you solemnly swear it's
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a day of firsts for the one hundred sixteenth u.s. congress do you solemnly swear that you new faces and some familiar ones being sworn into office and then getting down to work. democrat nancy pelosi still the first and only woman to serve as house speaker returns for a second time best to play younger more diverse and more liberal legislators who want reforms in health care the economy and immigration in the u.k. palosi also has to temper colleagues desire to investigate and perhaps impeach president donald trump but first ending the federal government shutdown democrats will be offering the senate republican appropriations legislation to reopen government later today. we will do so. or do so to meet the needs of the american people to protect our borders and to
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respect our workers that first move likely is going nowhere the senate majority leader explains why the senate will lock up any proposal that does not have a real chance of passing the scheiber and. yes a presidential should mature in other words president donald trump says he will reject any short term budget that doesn't include five billion dollars to build a wall between mexico and the u.s. something democrats oppose earlier on thursday trump blamed the democrats for the impasse quote the shutdown is only because of the two thousand and twenty presidential election the democrats know they can't win based on all the achievements of trump so they are going all out on the desperately needed wall and border security and presidential harassment for them strictly politics analysts say this does not bode well for the eight hundred thousand federal employees who aren't getting paid and for the millions at risk of not getting emergency food aid health
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care or other services provided by the federal government we don't just have divided government the president of one party and the house of representatives of another party but we also have divided congress where the house and senate are controlled by different parties so that's a relatively unusual set of circumstances that makes it even more complicated for us to. for anyone to try to negotiate and find common ground on a prickly issues so far republicans and democrats say no reason to compromise because they both think they're right neither party has paid a political price because of the shutdown and that's how this is become the first drama of the new session of the u.s. congress rosalind wharton al-jazeera capitol hill well the u.s. president donald trump praised nancy pelosi for regaining her role as speaker of the house he also renewed his demand for a wall along the us mexico border he held a briefing with border patrol officials saying they'd stopped thousands he said
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were criminals trying to enter the u.s. last year. you can go to a barrier you can call it whatever you want but essentially we need protection in our country we're going to make it good the people of our country want it i have never had so much support as i have in the last week over my stance for border security for border control and for frankly the wall or the barrier reports say eleven people from the same family have been killed in an strikes by the u.s. led coalition that's been fighting eisel in syria local sources say the attack happened at the village of in the day resort province it's close to iraq's border and is an area controlled by eisel it comes as a joint investigation by al-jazeera and the intercept reveals the u.s. military has intensified its bombing campaign against eisel in the region since president trumps announcement of the withdrawal of american troops the report says
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the fiercest attack in the past week occurred in. the village on the euphrates river is held by eisel fighters dozens of people have been killed in days of fighting between rival groups in northern syria the violence forced displaced people to flee once again this time to a camp near up to me close to the border with turkey al qaeda linked fighters and turkey back rebel forces are blaming each other for starting the fighting so he's considering a major offensive against kurdish fighters in syria mohamad reports now from gaza yet on the turkey syria border. also in syria is experiencing its wast quietness in three months. the linked fighters in texas back rebels up bottling out in a territory in the western aleppo countryside both blame each other for cheating the fight. with eloquent the while you wait for the third consecutive day al qaeda fighters have been at second our positions in rural it will we have
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received enforcements and are pushing back fighting is now all around the village of up me the mccaffrey of sally women. activists say that al-qaeda linked high and tight in a sham group is trying to cut off tuckey budget fight is in the north enclave of a free from those in the northwestern province of it the group is now said to be in full control of the strategic town of that it has and several villages surrounding them. but the violence is causing the now familiar scenes of an exodus of civilians hundreds of fled their homes this new wave all fighting comes of the u.s. president don't trump announced last month that he was pulling u.s. troops out of city trumps decision has and get critics at home but also thrown the global on the ice inclusion in syria into chaos there's now less kumble between regional powers to fill the void that will be left by a u.s.
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troop withdrawal. at a meeting in noncredit presence of techie on iraq project a bedouin and bought him solid agreed on clay to call push. the arch pick up eisel k.k. and other terrorist groups pose a threat to both turkey and iraq and the countries sold cooperate in fighting terror in the coming days i hope we will increase our relationship in this regard. on wednesday president trump in a part in tinge of tone announced that while u.s. troops will soon live syria there was no clear timetable he said he was keen to protect america's cut the wipe e.g. a group techie considers to be a terrorist organization we want to protect the kurds nevertheless we want to protect ticket but i don't want to be in syria forever. it's sad and it's death but the cards are already feeling a bundle last week cut
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a deal with syria shelving their aspirations for autonomy in return for a game that might protect them from destruction by turkey. turkey assists up its. military operation against sunni and kurdish fighters is still it's been massing troops from the border level sometimes for moving into syrian territory it's full sway over five thousand syrian rebels allied to top it all off from our troops on the city often one bit official says this is just a matter of time before the offensive was launched holidayed all the zero does into . two days of un brokered talks between yemeni government officials and you see leaders have ended without an agreement the meeting was aimed at finding a way forward on the withdrawal of rival forces from the port city of data but the reportedly refusing to begin withdrawing until other parts of the peace deal implemented the u.n. special envoy to yemen martin griffiths will begin
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a new round of talks with both sides starting on saturday. egypt's trying to stop the broadcast of an interview the president abdel fattah el-sisi gave to the u.s. t.v. network c.b.s. in the interview the current affairs program sixty minutes says the egyptian army is working alongside israel against isis fighters in north sinai and he also denies egypt is holding tens of thousands of political prisoners. so when we don't have the political prisoners and who are prisoners of opinion we are trying to stand against extremists who will impose their ideology on the people the now they are subject to dry on the one hundred may take years but we have to follow along and can. remember mr president the organization human rights watch says that there are sixty thousand political prisoners that you're holding today as we sit here and a lot of them need i don't know where they got that figure can i said there are no political prisoners in egypt and lebanon says whenever there is
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a minority trying to impose their extremist ideology we have to intervene regardless of their numbers. despite cc's denial rights groups say egypt jails are filled with political dissidents human rights watch says political prisoners are routinely subjected to torture and rape while in detention the group also says hundreds of civilians are being sent to military trials for political dissent egypt's most notable political prisoner is the former president morsi who was overthrown by sisi in the military coup in twenty thirteen for more than two years al-jazeera journalist mamata saying has been under arrest in egypt he was detained whilst on holiday in cairo and accused of spreading false news but has never been formally charged hussein's imprisonment has been repeatedly extended despite international coals for his release. as professor of law and director of the center on security race and civil rights university she says the judicial process in egypt
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is only part of the problem. the problem is that the judiciary there's a lot of questions whether it has been politicized and whether there is pressure on some of the judges to convict there's also serious concerns with the evidentiary process where defendants are not given the opportunity to bring forth the evidence and even defense counsel have gone on the record in egypt say i haven't had a chance to defend my client so the process itself has many flaws and that's been documented so but but that's despite the fact that's the second order issue the issue is why are they being indicted in the first place and i just want to know that you know the vast majority of these. detainees are accused of being associated with the muslim brotherhood and what's problematic about that is that this work was criminalized after the president mohamed morsy who was democratically elected was deposed and ultimately in a military coup arrived
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a kurd and then all of its members who were very open politically who participated in nonviolent political activity became criminalized all of a sudden and if you were even accused of being a member you are automatically arrested and detained so easy to test quite a these action regime has created quite of a human rights catastrophe with these tens of thousands of people and some of whom are also secularists and human rights activists who have nothing to do with the muslim brotherhood still to come here on al-jazeera going with sudan's president rejects calls by protesters to step down. also ahead we'll tell you these hoping to revive the greek housing. by the sky knowing that a nation home. or off the coast of the italian riviera. hello
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again and welcome back we're here across thailand we are watching our tropical storm as it is just about ready to make landfall here and thailand you can notice the clouds extending all the way up towards bangkok so we've already been seeing some very heavy rain across much of the region even before making landfall some locations in twenty four hours saw almost two hundred millimeters of rain so as i said we're just spotted make landfall the storm is going to be crossing over thailand in the southern end of myanmar as we go toward saturday it will do start to decrease in intensity but it is still going to stay tropical storm strength notice the rain we are still going to get across the region so flooding is going to be the biggest concern that expect to see here as we go through the weekend as we go towards sunday the storm continues to make its way out here towards the nicobar and out of an island so we could be watching those locations as well here across australia we are going to be dealing with some thunderstorms pushing through parts of sydney over the next few days we do have a front that is making its way over here towards the east there it is right there
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on a forecast map behind it cooler conditions for many locations but as we go from saturday to sunday that front bring some rains from melbourne over here toward sydney but out here towards the west we are looking at pursing a temperature of about thirty seven degrees. the weather sponsored by cats peace. cultural history subscribe layer upon layer at times erase others rejuvenate and reinvent. through the transformative power of public art and unlike the collision of hip hop culture and indigenous tradition forms a community building project led by the godfather of graffiti. on a. comeback
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you're watching out of a reminder of the headline so far the new u.s. house of representatives which is controlled by the democrats now has passed a package of bills to end the partial government shutdown but it's likely to be blocked by the republican majority senate as the deadlock over the border wall continues. a joint investigation and the intercept is revealed the u.s. military has stepped up its bombing campaign against isis after president decision to withdraw american troops. two days of un brokered talks between yemeni government officials and ended without an agreement meeting was aimed at finding a way forward on with fall of rival forces from the port city of data as the humanitarian crisis continues al jazeera has seen evidence of food meant for
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starving yemenis being sold at a marketplace in the capital sana'a the world food program has accused both of who sees the saudi u.s. backed forces of diverting aid in areas under their control. room as the story. on the streets of the capital sanaa aid that was supposed to be distributed is instead being sold in yemen home to what the u.n. calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis both sides in the conflict now stand accused of stealing food aid the world food program says about two thirds of aid delivered to who the controlled strongholds such as sanaa and saga is being stolen by armed groups where extremely concerned by. what we've discovered in the course of our inquiries we noticed in recent months the increasing volumes of food for sale in the markets in the capital sanaa this obviously happens occasionally in war zones where people are desperate and they will sell
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food to meet other essential needs who the rebels deny any involvement one official told jazeera he blamed individuals for the thefts and said anyone involved would be put on trial. that has been the government will hold responsible anyone who commits such mistakes and the government will take all the full measures according to law and justice against anyone who does that the un food agency is now threatening to suspend some aid shipments unless more is done to stop corruption that's causing the people of sanaa to grow more concern. that if the yemeni people depend on foreign aid and humanitarian assistance if it is stopped him and will face a humanitarian catastrophe we don't have jobs and we don't have salaries and you can't work the assessment from the world food program came after the release of an investigation by the associated press news agency which said it also saw documents suggesting that rations intended for families and ties are being stolen by armed
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units working with the saudi u.a.e. coalition forces in recent weeks a u.n. supported peace process that started in sweden has led to a fragile cease fire in the strategic port city of her data and while the level of overall violence there has been reduced the u.n. has expressed disappointment that much needed humanitarian corridors have still not been established how much does either. tropical storm made landfall in southern thailand bringing heavy rain and winds over twelve provinces airports and schools have closed as forecasters are predicting waves of up to five meters high various services have also been cancelled while bangkok airways stopped all flights to and from some of the airports hundreds of people have been taken to shelters set up by the government saudi arabia says eleven suspects in the murder of the journalist from our show g. have appeared in court for the first time state prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for five of the defendants but no names have been released it's not known
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if two recently dismissed senior officials linked to mohammed bin cell man are among those charged u.s. prosecutors are met turkish officials in ankara to discuss the possible extradition of the man turkey accuses of plotting to overthrow the government for tula glenn is regarded by followers as a spiritual leader he is believed to have millions of supporters in turkey and his movement operates a network of schools around the world he was once an ally of the turkish president wretch up type heard one but now he's considered an enemy of the states with his movement branded a terrorist organization or one says glenn's followers infiltrated turkey's institutions effectively operating a parallel state he used this to justify a purge of the army and the civil service and also says dylan orchestrated the failed coup in twenty sixteen he denies any involvement glenn has lived in the u.s. since one nine hundred ninety nine and supporters say he's there for health reasons
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but others say it's to avoid prosecution in turkey matthew bryza is a senior fellow at the atlantic council and formerly a white house official he says u.s. president donald trump has become more open to the idea of the extradition. the whole move the whole atmosphere around this issue in terms of relations between the turkish and u.s. governments has softened as recently as late august and early september the turkish side was simply furious with the u.s. side for not having agreed to the extradition request the u.s. side and president trump are putting pressure on turkey for the release of that american pastor andrew bronson so that the sides were talking past each other and then in recent weeks president trump came out and said you know i'd like to see the extradition happen in the justice department should work on it so now it appears based on press reports here that turkey has provided some some perhaps some e-mails and some other data that shows that there may indeed have been plotting between
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july and his team in pennsylvania and the coup plotters for the extradition to happen there needs to be sufficient convincing evidence to convince a judge in a u.s. court of law regardless of what president trump thinks but that all said justice department officials are human beings and if the official line out of the white house had been we want to put maximum pressure on turkey as had been the case last summer well maybe they wouldn't put this extradition case at the top of the agenda now they appear to be putting it at the top of the agenda sudan's president omar al bashir has promised to push through economic reforms as he defines calls from protesters on the opposition to step to policies of withdrawing from the governing coalition as antigovernment demonstrations continue but president bush is refusing to budge the story from the capital khartoum. for more than two weeks his opponents have been calling for him to step down but almost bashir says he's going nowhere
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amid a crisis he blames on international sanctions. the dish. we are under siege we face war we have lost our main revenue which was the south spectro but we still stand firm we are suffering but we still stand firm and we are working hard to sort out all the problems. the protests in sudan started over the state of the country's economy with people complaining of bradshaw's ages and high prices those complaints that escalated into calls for the president to resign curfews and emergency rule were imposed in some cities with some social media platforms blocked by the government the sudanese authorities say about twenty people died in the protests march by police using tear gas and live ammunition to disperse crowds opposition parties say the figure is higher learning more of the images out of the game that we've gathered the figure of about thirty nine killed are mostly says thirty seven but the numbers we have are from our officers in various parts of the country who are working for the protests to continue to the
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regime is overthrown in recent days more protests have taken place this one in the eastern city of port sudan once again her demands for the government to step down as events are going to bashir has announced measures he says will improve the economy and reduce inflation but his critics are not impressed they say that heard his promises time and time again during his twenty nine year in power and they've had enough they've now place to put an end to his rule and while it's not the first time for the president to promise reforms some analysts say the tone use this time indicates the impact of the protests on the government. through one party is now looking for alternatives to the tactic of suppression by the security forces and trying to use politics to mobilize more groups to counter the protests i think this is the beginning of a new step. the protests will continue long term even if they stop for a few days there. have the. throughout his twenty nine new rule president already
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bashir hasn't faced demonstrations for this long with no end in sight and as he struggles to appease those protesting it seems he might face them for longer and he will more going on to zero or to. brazil's new president says he's open to the possibility of the us operates in a military base on his country's soil the move would form a sharp shift in direction for brazil's foreign policy also narrow said russia's support for neighboring venezuela had significantly ramped up tensions across the region a record thirty three million visitors are heading to greece every year and they're helping revive a previously depressed housing market known europeans are being encouraged to buy with the chance to get a visa to stay if they spend enough john psaropoulos now reports from athens. has just sold this one bedroom apartment to a chinese investor it has a panoramic view of athens but until last year the owners would have been lucky to get half the price it fetched two hundred eighty thousand dollars that's the
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minimum investment required for a greek golden visa which allows non europeans to live in europe it's the cheapest such visa in the european union and it's brought a flood of new money into a depressed real estate market. the main priority for people who buy these properties it's secure the golden visa and freedom to travel in europe they see it as a cheap investment in a property they intend to rent out. half of all golden visas in greece go to chinese nationals chinese companies have set up shop here to renovate and manage their properties foreign money is a bonanza for estate agents like who've seen their business jump by more than fifty percent in a year and tourism is part of that bonanza short term rentals are booming in central athens and boutique hotels are springing up during the past decade house construction and house sales have fallen by ninety percent that has wiped three
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billion dollars off the tax revenues that were raised when property changes hands so government introduced the highest taxes in the european union on property ownership anyone with real estate must pay to keep it and failure to do so means the government may seize it and their bank accounts. greeks are being forced to sell the property they spent generations building to meet tax obligations the head of the hellenic property federation which represents owners met greece's creditors when the property tax was introduced. predators said that this was a tax greeks must learn to pay because their real estate holdings are large compared to those of other europeans i don't think credit is understood that this tax goes against core values it's great work hard to build their property they often have to care over says' nobody handed them this property. the selling spree is also encouraged by banks which are foreclosing on twelve and
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a half billion dollars worth of property that backs non-performing loans and they've severely cut credit for new mortgages so even though average property prices have fallen by forty percent in the past decade few greeks are in any position to take advantage of opportunities jump. athens a new device that could revolutionize cancer detection is being tested in the u.k. the breathalyzer is designed to pick up early signs of the disease quickly and painlessly if successful doctors say it could save thousands of lives as more. it's called the breath biopsy a new weapon in the war against cancer. this. a cold drinks one of fifteen hundred people already with cancer whose breath is being collected by researches. she has a condition called barrett's esophagus that could eventually turn into cancer. the
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test requires patients to breathe into a breathalyzer for ten minutes the device collects ab or molecules given off as a waste by the comes to cells these are then sent off to a tree for further analysis it's much less invasive and. a lot better have to be coming every couple of years for. so you wouldn't have the paying fifteen minutes. without any sedation scientists are hoping to determine whether different types of cancer give different readings early detection can significantly increase people's chance of survival i think it's a revolutionary idea most cancers are detected quite late and the only way we're going to really make inroads into improving outcomes from cancer is by tech detecting it much earlier so we're really passionate in cambridge about finding new technologies that could revolutionize the way that we detect cancer at
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a very early stage right at the point of g.p. surgery globally one in every six deaths is g.-u. to cancer last year the disease killed an estimated nine and a half million people the technology will be tested over a two year period if proven it could be used around the world within a few years a simpler cheaper quicker way to tackle one of the world's deadliest diseases. this is al jazeera these are your headlines so far the new u.s. house of representatives which is now controlled by the democrats has passed a package of bills to end the partial government shutdown however the republican majority senate is likely to block the legislation and the president is refusing to sign off on them because they don't include funding for his border war with mexico earlier the new house speaker nancy pelosi to keep the trump presidency in check
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and end the stalemate tropical storm made landfall in southern thailand bringing heavy rain and winds to over twelve provinces airports and schools are closed as forecasters are predicting waves of up to five meters high hundreds of people have been take to shelters set up by the governments or as louis has more now from coast some louis and i and the storm was initially meant to last post some way but that forecast changed in the last forty eight hours we are still feeling seeing and hearing the effects of the storm and also if you can hear behind me there waves are pounding crashing on the shore and stream the powerful much more powerful than normal coming much further inland than usual and their high as high as two to three meters people have been told to stay away from the water the joint investigation by al-jazeera and the intercept has revealed the u.s. military has stepped up its bombing campaign against i saw the president trumps
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decision to withdraw u.s. troops reports say eleven people were killed in u.s. led strikes in northern syria in i saw controlled territory saudi arabia says eleven suspects in the murder of the saudi journalist jamal khashoggi have appeared in court for the first time state prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for five of the defendants it's not known if they include two recently dismissed officials linked to the crown prince mohammed bin selma. egypt is trying to stop the broadcast of an interview the president. gave to the american t.v. network c.b.s. in the interview with the current affairs program sixty minutes says the egyptian army is working alongside israel against eisel fights as in north sinai he also denies egypt is holding tens of thousands of political prisoners. those are your headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera the stream lots more news on the web sites dot com is the address you need i will see you very soon.
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