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on al-jazeera i'm really still liberated as a journalist while. getting to the truth as little as. possible this. is iraq. i'm richelle carey this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. u.s. national security advisor john bolton visits israel saying american troops won't leave syria until i sold is defeated first. place in sudan fire tear gas and stun grenades as protests against president omar al bashir continue driven by anger over rises in food prices and government corruption. is the russian orthodox church celebrates christmas it bases its biggest splits in nearly four centuries as the
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ukrainian church to claire's independence. a disappearance out of the desert is given a lifeline thanks to the internet. donald trump's national security adviser says u.s. troops will not leave syria until i saw as defeated in the region john bolton was speaking in israel where there's been concern over president donald trump's a but abrupt announcement rather in december that american forces are to pull out bolton says there is no timetable for the withdrawal which was initially expected to take weeks at a press conference with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu he also said that he doesn't want turkey to take military action against kurdish fighters in syria who've been backed by u.s. forces. we're going to be discussing the president's decision to withdraw but to do so from northeast syria in
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a way that make sure that isis is defeated and is not able to. revive itself and become a threat again and to make sure that the. defense of israel and their friends in the region is absolutely assured step a decorous more from lester islam not much concrete came out of that press conference of course the two countries reiterating the incredible support for each other john bolton saying that the troop withdrawal would happen but not without ensuring that israel defense of israel security was maintained this is of course going to be top of the agenda israel's main concerns inside syria is the presence of iranian backed militias is the presence of hezbollah and any potential weapons that can reach the group and can threaten israel security now the israeli prime minister will be taking john bolton up to the occupied golan heights. and of course
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will be keen to show him the operation that israel's been undertaking there against tunnels that were dug by hezbollah also a message there in that press conference calling on the international community saying it was time for them to recognize the golden highs of course that is right occupied after the one nine hundred sixty seven war so syria and iran the threat of iran will be top of the agenda of course bolton looking to reassure israel that the troop withdrawal is not going to be a threat to israel's security of course the timing of that now very much up in there i think no one really knows exactly how and when that is going to happen. after israel bolton will travel to turkey ankara considers many of the u.s. backed kurdish fighters to be so-called terrorists and wants them removed from areas near its border with syria has more from close to the turkish syrian border a spokesman for president on how to react to both come and say talk to you has
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absolutely no problem with a cardinal collision in tukey end of the problem of turkey is with two particular groups the y.p. d m p k k which turkey recognizes the terrorist organizations and says it's easy to be disrespectful full bolt on to say that the bend reapers them to buy these organizations from the spokesman for the terrorist of calls we've seen a situation where there's been a scramble by regional powers to try and feel a possible void of the u.s. troop withdrawal with out of countries rushing into mid to mend relationships with assad and reopening off embassies by the united arab emirates and behind for example hauled off to put in check untouched these influence in syria once the u.s. troops withdraw but us bush has been criticized by city on the opposition groups
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who called with assad a criminal whether his due to a falzon or even a million leaders across the world john it stands as a u.s. foreign policy expert and a former senior congressional advisor is bolton is trying to reassure allies concerned by trump's foreign policy. the number one problem is the trump policy of carrying out foreign policy your tweet has real world consequences and the impulsive decision to pull troops out of syria has started our allies in the region and even led to the resignation of the us defense secretary so i'm sure our ambassador bolton is there an attempt to assure our partners in the region that even though this announcement was announced in a rather cavalier way. it is the plan in the attention of the administration to not carry out this withdraw in the same way it was announced and the hope i would
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imagine from ambassador bolton viewpoint is to try to reduce the tremendous level of concern in the region which is totally understandable i believe if you just look at the past two years there are those in israel who. by and large support trumps decision to switch the u.s. embassy or to move the u.s. embassy to jerusalem there are many in israel who support president support of the u.s. defense cooperation there or the u.s. defense relationship however i would imagine that there are those in israel who are growing tired of what seems to be a administration that is viewed as very erratic and at times in polls. american network c.b.s. has broadcast an interview with egypt's president of the title c.c.
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despite a request by cairo not to air the program in the sixty minute show c.c. told host scott pelley that his country was engaged in military cooperation with israel in sinai and he also denied human rights abuses and esterbrook joins me now from washington d.c. so let's deal with the israel question of how to be responsive so is this exchange . that was very interesting actually bat interaction between the two about that question about whether or not egypt was cooperating with israel in the sinai to try to root out isis came later in the interview and when scott pelley raised the question with president el-sisi here's what he had to say would you say that this is the deepest and closest cooperation that you've ever had with israel side that is correct yes i'm stationed there for sometimes needs to cross to the israeli side and that's why we have
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a wide range of coordination with israeli other than the saudi people seek ways it's been estimated there are about a thousand terrorists in sinai with more than a billion dollars in u.s. military aid to every year why haven't you wipe them out where they measure them to stuff that would lead to and why hasn't the u.s. eliminated the terrorists in afghanistan after seventeen years and spending a trillion dollars ok in diana's he said he was also asked about political prisoners there are thousands in egypt how did he address this question. right and actually scott pelley actually hold it a number he said there were some sixty thousand political prisoners in egypt and the president also you see said where did you get that number he said there are no political prisoners and there are no prisoners of opinion what he did say is so whenever a minority tries to impose extremist ideology the government intervenes so he may
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be danced around that whole issue that there are there are prisoners but he said there are political prisoners or prisoners of opinion. and esterbrook live for us and washington diane thank you and our presence is he was also asked about the massacre of at least eight hundred muslim brotherhood supporters on robben square in cairo in two thousand and thirteen when he was defense minister did you give that order. and if so i don't talk to anybody oakley allow me to ask you a question and then are you closely following the situation in egypt for we're do you get your information but with there were thousands of armed people in the city and for more than forty days we tried every peaceful means to disperse them shut and we did human rights watch issued a report which you may have seen describing. and it says and i quote using armored personnel carriers bulldozers ground forces and snipers police and army
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personnel attacked the protest encampment with hundreds killed by bullets through their heads necks and chests was that necessary the little peace and stability of egypt who and that they were calling the human rights watch report a sound statement which is not true there were police personnel and they were trying to open the peaceful corridors for the people to go safely to their homes. i'll call it again days a nonresident fellow at the center for middle east policy at the brookings institution he joins us live from arlington virginia that's quite an exchange there very pointed questions from they anchor there scott pelley are you surprised that that sisi did this interview what do you think he would be asked about yeah i think it is striking that he agreed to do this interview as the you know as they made clear in the program president that sisi does not do many t.v. interviews especially with american television and so this was
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a little bit surprising and even you know more surprising i suppose is that after the interview you apparently did and there's those who are not satisfied with how it went in and asked. not to air it that is also a little bit surprising since you know clearly no american media outlet would read to censor itself if you have the vote or reader and not only not don't know what it's not only not ever hear not only not agree to it they also told the world that cairo tried to do it. exactly i mean that's it's a little bit a little bit surprising and overall of course the optics were not good for president he. came across as i'm comfortable reading and also of course his response is just completely denying. everything as that has
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been documented by not just human rights watch's that so many other human rights groups both in egypt and outside of egypt so there was no nuance at all to his responses they were simply. you know very absolute. and sweeping there absolutely no political prisoners would just simply not believable. i mean i know of individuals who are being held in egypt in prisons and i know many others who know of many others. who have disappeared. you know activists and bloggers who simply disappeared so it's just simply not believable. and one of the articles about it. so well i wasn't trying to convince of the building. yeah i i think so certain
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extent he probably feels a little bit more emboldened with the trumpet ministration certainly more than he did with the previous administration. and probably felt that having a friendly administration in power in washington was a good opportunity to try and and reach out to at least his base to president trump's base. that maybe you know part of this thinking that you know if he could win over some segment of the american public that would support him and his narrative as well as that of president from but i i don't think it will go over well with the american public at large what are the implications of the cooperation with israel that he acknowledged. well the implication. i mean i think it's it's a it's a well known secret if you will that you know the egyptians and israelis have been
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cooperating in the sinai i think. inform me gyptian are certainly aware of that fact. i can't say that most egyptians are aware of that but but i you know the egyptians that i've talked to don't deny it aren't surprised by that level of cooperation and they say that's necessary for egypt's security and it's just simply a matter of egypt pursuing its interests not out of a love for israel it's just they have shared interests. in that particular area so i'm not sure that it will have much by way of negative consequences for his standing in egypt i think there are more pressing problems in egypt as we've heard in the program as the egyptian economy is is not doing well as the standard of living has gone down a remarkably. inflation is extremely high in egypt and stability is
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still very very elusive you know we had an attack just the other day and of course a couple weeks ago had one of egypt's most you know iconic poorest sites in addition to the attacks on coptic christians and churches and mosques that we've seen on an almost regular basis so we're not you know egypt is not seeing. stability and they're not being prosperity and and they're also seeing a president who's trying to extend his term almost indefinitely by amending the constitution ok i'm going to be lucretia eric that. i'm sorry we're right a title we differentiate your time very much khalid thank you. sure thanks for having plenty more head in the news hour including forty years after the fall of
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the comma rouge we talked to cambodians who are still coming to terms with the nation's starkest chapters. and in sport a big setback for defending champions australia in their opening game at the asian cup. this president says he's hopeful a new round of negotiations with china may bring an end to the trade war between the two nations talks are due to be held in beijing on monday they come during a ninety day truce on imposing new tariffs which expire and march it all started early last year when washington imposed levies on a number of chinese products arguing the u.s. was getting a bad deal beijing retaliated leading to a series of tit for tat terrify chs that's helped to spark volatility on global markets as uncertainty mounts over what will happen next between the world's two largest economies and is a political analysts specializing in china he also advises the chinese government
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on economic and development issues he joins us live from beijing turner thank you thank you very much for joining us we appreciate it what would you say is the top priority for china going into these talks there is a long to do list for both countries what do you think the focus is for china well they'd like to see some sort of deal you have even if it's a temporary one that takes people through a few years both the u.s. and china are suffering under this current trade sanctions and if it continues it will only get worse who is suffering more who actually has some leverage in this. well i think would be right now it appears that china is but if you start looking at what's happening in the u.s. the volatility on the markets of the long term effects of this i think you'll find that both are suffering this idea that somehow the u.s. came out on top because of the last jobs report. is not really an indicator of
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what's going to be happening about twelve months down the road when a lot of the pipeline a lot of the uncertainty comes to bear because people are not investing as much as they were and they're not ordering new machine tools and things like this because they don't know what's going to happen and that's going to have an effect the u.s. has accused china and selectional property theft we had an expert at the last hour who said that he felt that was an issue that was very important to the americans how is china going to respond to that. well it china has already been responding that i mean i don't know if you know recently they had a new court set up that allows cases of large cases cases of first impression to go directly to a branch of the supreme court which deals only in intellectual property matters they've also been making it much more difficult increase the penalties on ip not
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remember china is in the same boat now as the us in terms of trying to protect ip because china is registering as much as the us remember ten percent of the existing patents on five g. are own by a while way alone and these are essential to any kind of going forward so they're not in terms of this idea of forced. sharing of technology this seems to be something that is talked about a lot but there are very few cases where anyone mentions that it has it is actually happened the fact is if a chinese company goes the us and they are putting their technology in as part of their investment that could be seen as a force technology transfer but in actuality it's just a business transaction. undertaken joining us from beijing under thank you police in sudan of use tear gas and stun grenades to stop anti-government protesters from reaching the presidential palace that's the latest and continuing
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demonstrations against president omar al bashir which began nearly three weeks ago anger over rising food prices and government corruption have brought calls for a share to step down after nearly thirty years in power at least nineteen people have been killed since the unrest started with some rights groups fighting that think they're much higher him organise in the capital khartoum. anti-government protests are in its third week once again you've seen people marching out and streets demonstrating against the rule of president obama and bush are they saying that they want president obama to shoot to end his twenty one year rule and step down something he said he's not going to do so people are saying that they will not stop protesting and demonstrating in the streets and so the president gives into their demands now we've seen people being separated from the crowd in protest using live ammunition and tear gas something that has happened over and over again during the previous protests and certainly something that has happened today people have the police have been using tear gas and live in militias to disperse protesters foreign governments have said that the police are using excessive force against protesters who are armed making their demands known to the government and to the
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world now opposition figures are also come out and said that they understand why people are demonstrating in the streets and that they are lending their support to these people who are protesting and that they also want the president to step down and hand over power to an interim council it's not clear how that would happen but the thing is the president has said that he's not going to step down he did offer some kind of economic concessions he said that he was going to improve the living wages for civil workers and he's going to increase their salaries he also promised that he was going to look into the matters of the protesters and how they were being handled by the police amnesty international says at least thirty seven people have been killed that was within the first week of the protests and opposition figures have been saying more and more people have been killed since then it's not clear yet how if people have died but what we do know is that eleven munition and tear gas has been used to disperse protesters and that people have been arrested for demonstrations in the streets it's not clear where this would go and how it would end the government says that they're going to try to ease the situation for them people are saying that they will continue to protest so sudan seems to be in
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for a long haul between the government and the protesters. monday marks forty years since the enemy's troops took over cambodia overthrowing the brutal cora's regime and cambodia it's known as victory or genocide day or simply nation day as estimated around two million cambodians were killed under the commerce scott heiler isn't phnom penh right now so scott this and this ceremony it obviously marks the end of a horrific carried a dark period but is this a celebration what's it like. absolutely we saw it has been a celebration the last an hour or so we saw floats go around this track here at the olympic stadium here and then we also heard a speech from the prime minister hun sen lasted about forty minutes a very kind of. enthusiastic speech about what happened to some those forty years he actually thanked vietnam who led the invasion that overthrew become every reason forty years ago but what is interesting yes celebrations here but it is also
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a day of reflection but there's a difference of how the generations here view this day. cambodian father and son reflecting on the darkest of times for this nation as it marks forty years since the fall of the camaro rouge seen by many here as a rebirth for the country. at sixty eight is lucky during the four years the camaro rouge ruled cambodia from one thousand nine hundred five to seventy nine almost one in five people died that's nearly two million from either execution starvation or disease lisa says he's still kasama as to feed his family and was tortured when he was caught. and i am thankful for what happened and you know others have been it saved me and my family from starvation. but the the the i don't feel that we had the freedom from the floor and we lost that authority to the vietnamese but some feel that regardless of the deep emotional and physical scars from the camaro rouge regime those four years need to be remembered through
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education and memorials like at one of the infamous killing fields just outside penn. it's. very hard even though you want to but we cannot. but. almost seventy percent of cambodia population is under the age of thirty born at least ten years after the fall of the camaro rouge now most of them feel as though this country is dark period it shouldn't and cannot be forgotten but that the government and the nation must not dwell on the past lisa in any event was born after the camaro rouge regime he now has a son all three generations are hoping for more. i make an effort today for the next generation with my son to help them have much more than i did try not to compare things in the past too much because even in my
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time things have changed so much. the only surviving senior camaro rouge leaders were found guilty of genocide just two months ago by war crimes tribunals. while the brutal regime came to an end thanks to a vietnamese led invasion the government underlines the need for independence conflict of the forty years ago was a mistake and it was a mistake a cold war so that's why to prevent to have. a new young state i think so going to be and dignity and independent is a must and it's a cambodian tradition to release birds to shed bad luck as the people here feel lucky the chapter of oppression and genocide is behind them many still are hoping for more more freedom and more opportunity. and there are challenges ahead for this nation you have a very shaky political situation here you have one son the prime minister who's
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been in power for thirty four years you also have a situation where the main opposition party has been and is now illegal and also there's a growing reliance economic reliance and political influence from up in the north in china all right it's got. a lovely flags behind you there thanks. at least thirty people have died in a mine collapse in afghanistan several other trapped happened in the northeastern province of. the landslide caused a tunnel in the coal mine take a bad. still ahead on al-jazeera as u.s. landmarks and government departments remain and shut down the president takes then us. to tell you why there's been this court in bethlehem during celebrations for christmas and then sport historically for this japanese ski jumper and will have that.
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by the springtime flowers of a mountain lake. to the finest smoke full on the wind this day. welcome back to international weather forecasts well over the next few days the amount of rain and moisture pushing into parts of china is really going to be on the increase for us well i want to take you a look over here towards the west and show you what's going to be happening we are picking up some residual moisture from our old tropical storm that was out here in the bay of bengal you can see the rain starts to push into that southwestern parts of china as we go towards tuesday it really begins to expand in these areas we could be seeing anywhere between one hundred ten to one hundred seventy five millimeters of rain over the next few days so we'll be watching that very carefully down towards hong kong it is going to be a partly cloudy day with a temperature there of about twenty two degrees while not looking too bad over here towards the philippines not a lot of clouds on the satellite image and that's really going to reflect what we
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see here on our forecast map as we go towards monday manila partly cloudy conditions few of twenty nine degrees over towards bangkok still a few rain showers in your forecast at thirty three but conditions get a little better by the time we get towards tuesday with the times there of about thirty one degrees and then very quickly over towards india looking quite nice across much of the subcontinent maybe a few clouds up here towards the north but take your forecast map we are looking at some dry conditions down towards tonight with a temperature of twenty eight and hyderabad at twenty nine degrees. the weather sponsored by cats home and peace. our war on terror begins without contact but it does not in there no terrorist state poses a greater or more immediate threat than the regime of saddam hussein and this is a regime that has something to hide they had prepared a significant propaganda for and guess what not one w m d shite was found in iraq since one thousand nine hundred ninety one iraq
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watching. the top stories right now donald trump's national security adviser says u.s. troops won't leave syria until i saw it's defeated in the region john bolton speaking in israel where there has been concern after president announcement about the troop pullout. police in sudan to fire tear gas and stun grenades to stop protesters marching towards the presidential palace in khartoum about rising food prices and government corruption protests have been going on for almost three weeks now. and a delegation of u.s. officials has arrived in china for talks aimed at resulting a trade war between the two nations in the middle of a ninety day truce on imposing new tariffs which expire and march. democrats in the u.s. are warning donald trump that he'll face legal challenges if he tries to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the border with mexico this threaten the move if congress doesn't approve five point six billion dollars to build it and pass over funding is led to a partial government shutdown which is in its third week leaving eight hundred
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thousand government workers without pay. i can relate and i'm sure that the people that are on the receiving end will make it just that they always do and they will make it just as people understand exactly what's going on but many of those people that won't be receiving a paycheck many of those people agree one hundred protests with what i'm doing to judge good and tomorrow and it could also go on for a long time it depends is really dependent on the democrat corellas on the has more from washington d.c. . talks continue here in washington trying to break this stalemate on this government shutdown but there is no indication that they need any agreement will be reached before the weekend is over both sides are digging in president donald trump still demanding that he gets more than five billion dollars to build the border
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wall democrats saying they haven't changed their position they are saying they'll give the president some money less than five billion but not for the border wall just for general border security so this is where things stand at this point president donald trump himself even said he does not expect the talks late sunday to lead to any sort of agreement at all and he is still threatening to declare a national emergency that would enable him powers to perhaps go around the congress get other money to build the wall in self but there are legal experts that say even if he was to declare a national emergency on the border many people say that it's unclear if that even would give him the money that he would need to move forward so it is really a stalemate here in washington with no in sight to this government shutdown britain's prime minister has warned her critics they're putting tomography at risk if they can't unite behind her back sit deal m.p.'s are due to vote on teresa mayes
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the drawl agreement next week speaking on the b.b.c.'s andrew marr show may said backing her deal is the only way to honor the referendum result and protect the economy she warned that the u.k. will be an uncharted territory of parliament doesn't approve the agreement. the european union's make clear that this is the deal that is on the table there are further assurances we're seeking from them in relation to the specific issues and concerns that members of parliament have but i think when m.p.'s come to look at this vote when they come to consider what they're doing they need to think of the three things that i think they need to ask themselves first of all does this deal deliver on the referendum does it bring back control of our borders goals and money yes it does does it protect jobs and security yes it does does it provide certainty that businesses and citizens for the future and yes it does if the doc's christian church of ukraine has formally split from its religious
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leadership in russia at a crate granting its independence was handed over and they took a city of istanbul and their relationship that dates back more than three centuries as the hama champion reports this decision underscores the deepening tensions between moscow and. moreover bartholomew the first the leader of the eastern orthodox church and a man at the center of what's being described as potentially one of the biggest rifts in christianity in recent times. with his signature on saturday he officially split most of ukraine's orthodox churches from centuries of russian jurisdiction over the local forces your move on sunday during a service in the turkish city of istanbul to mark the orthodox feast day of a pipin the the document for the separation also known as the thomas was officially handed over to the leader of the now independent ukrainian orthodox church is the there's nobody watching from the side petro poroshenko the ukrainian president he's
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pushed for ukraine's orthodox churches to split from what he and others have described as russian influence and propaganda ukraine's churches have been under pressure to sever ties since the country became independent after the breakup of the soviet union in one thousand nine hundred ninety one. and that pressure's been getting stronger since russia annexed crimea in two thousand and fourteen ukraine imposed martial law in november saying it feared a full scale invasion after russia captured three of its vessels in the current strait the muslim the us says if a fish the ship and the toll most for us is actually another act of proclaiming ukraine's independence it will complete the assertion of independence of the ukrainian state strengthen religious freedom and into confessional peace it will strengthen the rights and freedoms of citizens. in moscow political analysts say this is as much about politics as it is about religion in the. church but at the own religion's bits on the bus and the crane is working you know for put both the
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positions of moscow but adequate in you know in ukraine and. along the way and on the independence for if you could in orthodoxy and over ukrainian states from russian influence in general of the officer to the split has been largely boycotted by ukraine's largest orthodox church which remains loyal to russia oh moscow in the russian branch of the church have also cut ties with istanbul which is regarded as the center of the eastern orthodox faith. it's unclear how all this will ultimately play out but for many in ukraine the creation of an orthodox church independent from moscow is a momentous step toward ukraine's political independence from russia. moscow. jensen is a resident fellow at the center for transatlantic relations at johns hopkins university says he craney an orthodox church a separation from russia is a significant blow to moscow's foreign policy. the orthodox church compared to say
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catholicism or western prostitution is very had the church is very close to the state and russia's emergence as a great power has been supported and aided by the russian orthodox church so putin has used the church most recently but not just proven as an arm of russian foreign policy it's for the orthodox bishops for example have praised the war blessed missiles recently you may may have seen that and so by breaking away they are ukrainian branch from the russian church you're essentially frustrating and dividing a major instrument iran putin's rule and putin's attempt to spread russian influence over seas so this is a major major issue and it helps show ukraine's independence and maturity as an independent country there's a high likelihood that russia and the russian church will stage provocations against the ukrainian now independent church there will be fights over money there
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will be fights over property there will be fights over over the churches themselves and already the russian media operation the russian media machine is showing a lot of of propagandistic films talking about harassment of russian orthodox believers showing and continuing their narrative of discrimination against ethnic russian speakers very little of that is true but it has a willing audience at home in moscow where people see this as another attempt to hurt russian influence abroad. great orthodox christians in palestine have also been celebrating christmas but some of them boycotting the visit of the orthodox patriarch interisland to bethlehem because in the church of selling land to israelis very fast it was at the protests in the occupied west bank. this is a familiar pilgrimage for the orthodox patriarch of jerusalem he comes here to bethlehem every year for the orthodox christmas to mark christ birth at the church of the holy it's of it's easy and usually he would come here on foot proceeded by
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marching bands or scouts he would be met by officials from the bethlehem and surrounding governments. manger square would usually be thronged with people to welcome him but this year it's very different there is a group within the orthodox community who want this visit boycotted on political grounds because of its policy of selling church lands which regularly find their way into israeli jewish hands this year the municipality has both of bethlehem and the surrounding cities have decided to join not boycott actually with our position famous abilities without knowing the parts fit in with coming there but there isn't all that because. actually there are there is documented sais that his selling. the lands on the pro but it is of the of the books but real whereas in most years main just dry would be occupied by people welcoming and celebrating christmas with
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the patriarch here we see a small group of protesters he's managed to get their way into the square past what has been extremely heavy security around the square in really surrounding streets along which the patriarch i was just was meant to come and progress to the church of the holy city and we've been speaking to members of the orthodox community here while some very much support the boycott and say he's not welcome in bethlehem others feel that. politics should be kept separate from a religious festival such as this we are against sending glance no matter who or when or where but this is not the day this is the day of christmas this is the day of celebrations we have three hundred sixty four days we can the opposite we can put us three can do many things was a protest as had been chanting traitor in the direction of the patriarch elsewhere in manger square there are people beating drums and dancing celebrating with him
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this christmas day the division that that man was talking about between politics and religion doesn't really appear to be attaining here today the politics of the policies of the orthodox church in israel are very much opposed by many here in the occupied west bank and even on this holy day it is really affecting how it is being celebrated that francis is asking european leaders to address the plight of forty nine refugees and migrants stranded off the coast of malta reports. in front of an audience of tens of thousands gathered at st peter's square pope francis asked the european union leaders to stop bickering and allow two humanitarian ships with refugees and migrants rescued at sea to dock now by ricky jordan e for several days forty nine people rescued in the mediterranean sea have been on board to n.g.o.s ships seeking
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a safe port where they can disembark. thirty two of those rescued at sea are on the sea watch three the rescue ship is operated by a german humanitarian group the refugees were saved from their unsafe boats on the summer twenty second among them my three children and four teenagers. box. we'll be be on top she nods. let's eat some weeks. no sleeping because all day we. you know. you are seeing. a second ship called c.i. operated by a different german group rescued seventeen people on december twenty ninth and it too is waiting for a port to dock we had. good times and really hot times together with our guests the good times for example last christmas when we had and we had
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a nice party on the offtake celebrating together. with them and we had hard times when there was a storm and there was heavy wind and high waves and when everybody was afraid and unsecure and unsafe. those onboard the two ships include people from different countries many are seasick after stormy crossings. but i make a heartfelt appeal to european leaders that they show some concrete solidarity with respect to these people. both italy and malta have closed their ports to boats who've rescued refugees and migrants from the sea. their stance follows the hard line taken by many e.u. countries on immigration. the netherlands and germany say they will take some of those on the ships but for now all these people can do is hope and pray that a message from the head of the roman catholic church will allow them to set foot on
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land paul trotter gian al jazeera. election officials in democratic republic of congo say voters will have to wait another week for the poor mary results of the presidential election finish outcome of last weeks to choose a successor for joseph kabila well that was due to be declared on sunday arab hasa reports. the head of the electoral commission. says he would not be rushed into making an announcement preliminary results were meant to be declared on sunday instead the people at the d r c were told to wait a few more days. with the police or provisional results won't happen today because the collection of the result is still across the continent it's a huge challenge but we are working very hard to result possible. the election campaign was occasionally mined by violence in some areas on polling day several voters complained of logistical problems saying some of the voting machines which
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would be nice for the first time didn't work some congolese were unable to. break and conflict in parts of the country. the streets of kinshasa are calm as people wait for the results consistent elections in two thousand and six and two thousand and eleven little violent street protests election officials say they have counted just over fifty percent of the votes they say the process is slow and asking people to remain calm by law only the electoral commission can announce results supporters of emanuel president joseph kabila as preferred candidate say they are confident he has won we are not giving a result of the presidential election but according to a bold one million weaknesses that we have. in. the country we can say that we are claiming victory all for. shock value for election the government has cut internet and
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islamist services saying. fake results circulating on social media if the results aren't disputed it goes first democratic transfer of power since independence nobody wants violence we don't want but. this is a historical time for the congo. a peaceful transition of power never happen in this country everybody is waiting for the moment we see this is not. a peaceful transition and could give legitimacy to the administration of the next president whoever that's going to be. a centuries old musical tradition is being kept alive in mauritania thanks to modern technology and involves the use of an instrument only play by women reports on the outskirts of the capital. it is an invitation no man can refuse. in this conservative region of mauritania men dance for women. and women
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play for men at the heart of this tradition is this instrument the dean more than a harp it's also a drum. and produces note that do not exist in western music. only women can play it it's a tradition passed on from mothers to daughters since the thirteenth century. when i see men dance for me it gives me joy i give them rhythm and the time they dance to my beat and the men love it. and that's mitt and her daughter photo her grio a cast of musical storytellers and poet they mostly sing praises to god and their absolute love for the divine at the heart of this is the already. this is the tradition. and they're about to teach me. the down that
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goes with the. so. how do we do it. it's called. the feel good song. it's one song. to invent. because. the idea here is to find a way to continue. on this journey. the jimi hendrix of instead of seeing modern music and the internet as a threat to the tradition she uses it to spread her music.
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her band are preparing to tour europe in the united states. i'm afraid that if we stop using the n. we favor other instruments there now way of life is great and storyteller will also disappear and that's what's at stake it's to save our culture. but dean cannot disappear for this unmistakable isn't just the sound of an instrument. but the voice of the desert. coming up.
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thank you very much well australia and media pressure and their defense of the asian cup title i've been beaten by jordan in their opening group gang australia are a much changed same from the one that lifted the trophy on home soil four years ago but they were expected to beat the lowest ranked saying in their group instead it was jordan's and asked bonnie seeing scoring the only goal of the going hey in. australia dominated possession in the second half but had a drive an equaliser jordan holding on for one nail when. you look you've got to give full credit to jordan i made it difficult for a. lot of energy a lot of thought. you know one of those days
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a frustrating day when the ball just didn't seem to be on to but you know as i said you got to you full credit to jordan and. a lot of thought. i must think you do to my players they make everything whether they do everything and they believe in the chances that we can do also when we have a core of. we train a lot of this and today they're made out of form and also what i told many times. and the. vision. physical and mental on the day they let me see how strong this guy . palestine and syria played out a goal of straw and the other group b. match their palestine and in their first point in asian cup history syria next by jordan or palestine will be up against australia all india have gone top of group a after a four one win over its highland india's captain and recalled goalscorer sunil chettri
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and it soon more to his title in this one after finishing his runners up in one hundred sixty four india have never made it beyond the group stages in this competition the other game in that group so host the united arab emirates drawing one one with bahrain on saturday. carlina pliska has claimed her second brisbane international title the czech was up against ukraine's. the final and after being just so you points from defeat they came back to take the match in three sets. and in the men's draw kind of security won his first slightly almost three years. the japanese world number nine beating daniel medvedev in three sets is building up to the first grand slam of the year that's the australian open which starts on january the forty. round which would have lost more ground in the spanish league title race they were beaten suniel at home by a fifth in the table now defending champions barcelona five points clear at the top
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goals from leno messi and luis suarez giving them at sea one when it gets her fate at let's go madrid are second in the table by a true born one with severe. i want the world's toughest getting underway in peru the forty first edition of the has a unique twist this time around for the first time since the race switched from africa to south america it will be hosted soli country. move consonance in two thousand and nine due to security concerns along the routes in west africa. ten stages of off road racing with the event starting and finishing in peru has our correspondent. us.
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people will be watching. the world. scene. we are now our. people are. or. will be. which will require a lot of. instruments . the dallas cowboys have the chance to secure a place in a conference title game for the first time since one thousand nine hundred ninety five the cowboys beat seeing the seattle seahawks twenty five to twenty two in
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saturday's wildcard playoff in the early ninety's the team on the super bowl championship three times in four years but it's been a little recent success for one of the world's most recognizable seems we spoke to n.f.l. writes about the cowboys efforts to return to the. owner jerry jones has made personal decisions in the last thirty years that have separate team on the wrong path certainly off the field he was the first owner to really get in bed that night as far as branding and sponsorship and things like that were pretty on standard in the mid ninety's. you know jerry has always been very cognizant of how to run his team as a business and as a brand and worldwide that has made them continuously along with you and even the lakers and teams like that. the one of the worldwide iconic brands regardless of success and that doesn't always happen i mean a lot of times it depends on your market the forty niners were the team of the eighty years and you know the cowboys you serve them as
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a team to them and you the niners were forgotten for a long time the new millennium until they got successful again most teams most franchises are not able to transcend a lack of opulence success and still maintain that you know that branding or all that sort of iconic status we're talking about but under jerry jones the cowboys have certainly been able to do that now they have to catch up on the field which it sort of was like their prime to do and japan's it reoccurred by ashley has call found some ski jump in history he completed his full sequential and the grand slam victory hammett officials hunston in austria. have lashings on the south man's win over events in the four on maturing the same scenes in the next challenge for the twenty two year old will be next month's wild championships. ok that is all sport for not more. that's all for me richelle carey with this news hour keep it here is
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that next. it was one of the biggest bank robberies of modern times with over eighty million dollars stolen from bangladesh's central bank one east investigates how cyber hackers implicated the global banking system and on al-jazeera. al-jazeera. where every. five families fight to survive in twenty first century america i live off my credit cards when i don't make enough money the last couple months it's been minimum balances can only keep their heads above water in a tough economic climate companies have had to lay off thousands of workers if you want to go to school he'll be pain for his classes and books and all of that he can
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do that on the wild. card. just zero. it's. funny thing mommy says she. says the name under which i record a. regular music is really kind of trip for a very young. but i feel that. just. as a customer. service road especially for doing this kind of all the right. questions and freedom of expression and people you know are being students to chose. their clothes it's nice all of them but they're going to do this on a. blog on the street scene. in which. it's
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. trying to reassure allies the u.s. says it won't withdraw troops from syria until i saw his defeat to. launch has and this is a live from doha also coming up. gas and stun grenades as protests against president almost but she has shown no sign of ending.

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