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well we know already that there are very strict sanctions in place a seemed that he was almost foreshadowing that there would be more actions to come but offering very little specifics i think what we're seeing here is kind of the trump effect the president will tweet hill say something he'll rattle u.s. allies including jordan where the u.s. secretary of state is currently meeting and then he has to kind of dispatch his. advisors if you will cabinet members to go and reassure allies that everything still on track and i think when you pull back from this that's what we're seeing right now whether we're talking about iran whether we're talking about syria so with respect to iran you're right we did see this sort of underscoring by the secretary of state this statement that the united states is redoubling its efforts diplomatically commercially to counter iran's malign influence in other words what the secretary of state is saying is look at we haven't shifted our priorities
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dramatically we've seen that jordan has been very much a partner in trying to make sure that iran does not have a sanctions and we also heard in that same press conference the secretary of state saying look at the united states is still committed to the missions that it signed up for so this is certainly something that's very important not only is he kind of trying to clarify and put a finer point on some of the more confusing statements coming out of donald trump and his twitter feed when he says when he leaves air force one or returning to the white house these are the sort of the folks on the ground with the knowledge now going out into the region as we mentioned this is an eight nation tour jordan being the first stop in order to try and clarify that u.s. position given the fact that donald trump has left it somewhat murky and when it comes to bolton in ankara earlier today it seems that turkey is coming out pretty strongly against bolton and some of the comments that bolton has been making
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on north eastern syria and the u.s. withdrawal or the potential u.s. withdrawal of troops for syria what will the american administration make of the significant pushback from turkey. what we're seeing here is is really a deepening and widening rift between one of its key allies and that is turkey and some of this is of course self-inflicted perhaps one could argue on both sides but in the case of the withdrawal of u.s. troops from syria something the president tweeted in december nineteenth what we're seeing here with this latest visit from john bolton is a walking back of the president's statements i think you have to look very carefully you mentioned northeastern syria there was never the finer point on it before what we did see from john bolton is in fact the statement that there would be this withdrawal from north eastern syria but this indication the united states would remain in the south again
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a deterrent to iran what we're seeing here is again donald trump speaking very broadly as he does in very generalized terms and now again we're seeing these national security adviser in this case not only somewhat embarrassed with his trip to turkey the fact that he did not meet with air to one but also the fact that there are now it seems conditions for the u.s. withdrawal the fact that there is now this desire to try and get an assurance that there would be the allies protection and that being the of course the kurds who assisted the united states in syria but this is not an assurance that will be easily attained and so that really puts the timeline in doubt and further just deepens the rift that was already in existence but now seems to be ever deeper all right so clearly thank you well there's been more fighting between the two largest rebel alliances in northern syria killing more than eighty people including civilians so the turkish backed free syrian army has the poor and fighters along
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front lines in the western aleppo countryside to stop the rapid advance of the the hooter's shum muhammadu reports from. the city and. russia just hit the village of order. in the countryside. the russian military insists the strikes were launched to stop. fighters. that came into force last september. civilians and probably. dozens of civilians have been killed in the past few days when it's really under question in my opinion the syrian regime and russians do not care who controls where they will attack anywhere where they do not control their excuse that they are targeting extremists talk about.
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the fighting in the aleppo countryside after the head to. a group with which the talks on free syrian army accusing it of killing for. so clear for anyone watching the situation before these clashes that the f.s.a. were doing horrible things that went on to challenge the f.s.a. has overwhelmed the country strangled and harassed other fighters they killed four of our fighters in cold blood. after days of. fighters seized more than twenty towns and villages from rebels according to the syrian observatory for human rights. in the north east of serious last major rebel stronghold which includes a large part of it probably. parts of aleppo province says the group is also seemed to be trying to cut off f.s.a.
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fighters in the north from. free from in the northwestern province of idlib supporters of city and rebels say the fighting between opposition groups needs to stop all efforts be directed to fighting the assad regime and its allies the dominoes on bashar the ongoing fighting on the benefits of the assad regime what is needed is united opposition forces we cannot achieve anything if we are not united it's only a united force that can protect and save this area because. the fighting between rival position alliances in syria comes at a time turkey is threatening to launch an offensive against the syrian kurdish y p d fighters in the city of none big. hundred buck rebels position the among the have now redeployed to areas and with a letter in the web bottles with the hyatt. again in place.
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let's say discuss syria as well as pompei is a trip to amman jordan with our senior political analyst he is joining us here thanks for being in so before bolton headed to turkey what he said was this that his meetings with turkish officials would seek to clarify uncertainty around turkey's objectives and capabilities in syria as he walked away with any more clarification or is he now there that's a clarify transposition on the u.s. withdrawal or certainly clarification is in order because of the confusion the president from prieta did later on walk back there's been a lot of flip flopping in washington there in starting with flip flopping from obama to trump which apparently confused a lot of leaders in the middle east you know one thing to say obama is let's do this and that and the other thing and then doesn't drop his whole different thing there's the flip flopping between trump and trump trump says one thing and then he changes his mind and then there's what trumps administration officials say and what
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president trump says so here officials or leaders in the region want to know you know where those americans stand exactly president trump said they would be withdraw from syria and then he said thirty days maybe two months three months now the officials are saying look we might disengage militarily from syria but we want to stay engaged in syria and in the region through other means so that the cli they say we have changed we changed our tactics but politically our strategically we remain engaged i think that's an important message to say that probably president trump has hastily spoken about syria after his phone call with the president the one and that the american position while the remains we will withdraw our troops at some point. some of the officials say when we defeat isis and their aims with throw which to my calculations not three months it's more like three years three decades god knows so then it sounds like you don't think that bolton is mainly in turkey to
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try to hammer out a deal for kurdish fighters in syria because at least that is the the line that's being pushed in the media you know that and that's what your first question to. in our reporter in istanbul is the fact that it. is the american administration separating the white the from the kurds in general. is the is the united states telling the turks you cannot do anything in northern florida without checking with us first or or do anything with us first because cullen took it as we need to think but mission for the americans are saying we would not take permission from anyone to act according to our national security so i think this need these points had to be hammered and that's why probably the meeting went for over two hours between bolton and callen it's because there's a lot of things to be handled here and there's a lot of no once yes the democrats insist on coordinations that the turks whatever make whatever move they make has to be coordinated with americans even after they
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would or the troops. and to that there should be separation to. id and and the kurds in general the turks say look we have hammered all of this with trump and my urdu and says my point of reference is not some advisor it's not the secular state my point of reference is the american president i spoke to the american president and we agreed and any agreement should commit both parties to what has been agreed so that's why i think there though on the turkish president is quite upset with the americans because if they keep if propping like this the turkey cannot have a strategy based on their agreement and is there something to be said about the timing of all of this when you have both in turkey and at the same time you have michael pale in jordan starting out in jordan in fact and then going on to a number of arab countries absolutely look i think there are two things happening the same time i think there's one that is called damage control happening on the part of syria turkey the fact that kids died and excluding the iranians from syria
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so that damage control is bolton is taking care of it with the turks. and then there is what i would like to call narrative control and i think that's now the job of from paper that's why he's doing a speech in cairo the day after tomorrow and that's why he's coming to this part of the region to control the narrative about american engagement or lack of in the region because i mean let's look quickly at the record america america's record on the front is this vote in the middle east and aside from recognizing jerusalem scepter of israel in creating havoc in palestine and basically ending the peace process there was much let much very little has been done in the war against the us simply has been continuation what obama started it doesn't want something that trump started and everything else is been either chaotic or a mess in afghanistan forty thousand people were killed last year it's not reported in the in the u.s. media but forty thousand people were killed and general mattis and the top and mr xi were able to do very little for afghanistan the same thing for yemen you know the war continues unabated the same thing in terms of iran the tensions with iran
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the same thing in the arab israeli conflict and the same thing now apparently in syria with turkey and so on so forth so because the american record is so dissimilar under trump in the middle east i think president second to prepare is coming in to say look we would remaining gage don't worry about us disengaging and we are still interested that our allies come together all of them i think he will probably hope that still bring back this notion of arab nato or middle east into meaning arabs with israel to confront iran utilizing the allies as assets for american foreign policy unfortunately a lot of that's going to be done among dictators like sisi and others in the region but controlling the narrative is important for pompei or as much as damage control is important for both and all right thank you well the story is regularly updated by our online team and you can find it at al-jazeera dot com. you can also
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wants to show washington its leverage with north korea as china and the us tussle in a trade war recent years spent with this drug administration the relationship with china has really got very sour and moreover as the as the trouble of a stray ship got a ramped up its north korea contacts they did so without any effort really to bring china and china as a fairly substantial country with one point four billion people and i think they really don't want to be ignored so i think this is china's effort to try to be a part of this process and the key question of course is what is their message to the north koreans and for north korea having its biggest ally in benefactor by its side as kim jong un prepares for another summit with the u.s. president donald trump is expected to put young man in a stronger negotiating position kim jong un's previous three trips all occurred before are off to holding meetings with the u.s. or south korean presidents many see this trip as an opportunity to engage china as
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north korea sets out its diplomatic strategy for the coming year twenty eighteen was a momentous year for north korean diplomacy in june for the first time in its history its leader met with the u.s. president following that trump kim summit in singapore north and south korean relations improved with the two sides of the peninsula working to improve communication sent to sillett east soul has welcomed the latest meeting in beijing congealing you and we hope that conjunctions visit to china contributes to complete denuclearized sation and you stop and last in peace on the korean peninsula there has been little progress since the us north korea summit in june pyongyang says it has made concessions with regards to its nuclear program but washington says it needs to see more concrete action many are now watching closely to see whether china will have any influence and pushing the diplomatic process forward to be
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gopalan auxerre hong kong. well north korea's kim visiting china achieved in ping's invitation there is the story of it's generated a lot of interest online and it's been trending on the front page of al-jazeera dot com. now a woman in the united states serving a life sentence for murder has just been granted clemency some toy a bronze case has attracted international attention with celebrities turning to social media to call for her release some of the clemency seems to have taken people by surprise and it's taken quite a drastic turn actually because only just a few weeks ago we reported here on the newsgroup that sometimes hopes of being recent early parole were question a court in tennessee ruled that she'd continue to serve a full life sentence now sento brown is thirty years old now but when she was just sixteen and under age she was child as an adult and in prison for first degree murder and off the years her advocates argued that as
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a sex trafficking victim she acted out of self-defense and the court's ruling violates a u.s. supreme court ruling that states when the true life sentence without parole for juveniles violates the constitution but the local courts ruled that she tried to rob a forty three year old man and it was not in violation of the federal law but there was a breakthrough on monday because republican governor bill haslam he granted clemency and his term ends in two weeks that says he chose to show her mercy so that she can be released in august and this here is the letter that he released saying that his decision comes after careful consideration of what he calls a tragic and complex case a sense where herself has released a statement to thanking haslam and her supporters and then this. center you could hear there on the phone to her legal team clearly very happy when she heard the news of clemency but several people also shared that excitement on
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social media and here's what one person had to say on twitter. i am so grateful. the hash tag friesen sawyer brown hash tag clemency for since who are your brown said god be the glory has been victorious on to day governor bill haslam granted executive clemency four cents for your brown and so i'm just i'm so happy i am i am so happy and i am so for and i just honestly i just think that for this moment of justice this moment of freedom well that's her reaction but people have also been retreating the reaction of bishop joseph walker from a baathist church in nashville. toyia this is a credible story story of a young woman who has its leads to sex trafficking prostitution against we'll you.
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shows what it looks like but on life this was still work she's done so much crap for us she's extraordinary maybe thank all of you who prayed for her advocating for her that her believe you have a bomb the callous to the let her legal team. thank you very much heart all of your letters it's come to the now center wall remain on parole supervision for ten years on the condition that she doesn't violate any laws holds a job and also takes counseling but this case went viral online several times in the last few years off to celebrities like reanna and even kim kardashian advocated for her release in fact cardassian a self centered switzer and thank the governor half of them for his decision you can see those tweets but also others in joint including what it actually is sophia bush she actually wrote thank you to everyone who fought every phone call every day she says the look at how many of you added up to create a wave of support and get the attention of the powers binge says yes and the other
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person that is high profile is jade think at some of the actions and as well she thanked everyone and congratulated her but let us know your thoughts on the story if you want to get in touch the hash tag for this is a.j. news group and at the same time sarah our viewers can revisit the story by heading to our website al-jazeera dot com. well for a viewers on facebook we have a video coming up for you on an indigenous language that's been in decline in the u.s. also ahead in just a moment right here on the news grid europe is bracing for more freezing temperatures with many nations already struggling with snow and sleet showers details coming up. hello there we've still got some wet and windy weather across parts of the middle east at the moment we've got the latest system making its way across turkey then
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stretching down through syria and then that will activate this system to the south so we're going to see some heavy rain across this region and a fair amount of snow as we head through wednesday that will then work its way eastwards and behind it we'll see another weather system begin to knock on the door of turkey as we head through thursday so generally speaking for many of us really quite unsettled at the moment with a good deal of cloud of rain and snow pushing through here in doha though the winds are feeding up from the south on wednesday and that does mean they could be a little bit of mr fog first thing but when that clears it's going to be quite a warm day i'll talk temperature of a twenty six degrees but this one weather isn't going to last as we head through thursday maybe a change in the wind direction this time the winds will be firing down from the northwest it will be quite a blustery day and the temperatures will be dropping so a maximum just of twenty three degrees which is seventy three in foreign height and expected to get quite cool during the night as well down to around sixteen for the southern parts of africa plenty of what weather here you can see it stretching all
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the way across madagascar plenty of heavy rain here we're also seeing quite a few showers in eastern parts of south africa a couple more likely here but most of the wet weather on wednesday is for the north . water an essential resource for all humankind across europe pressure to recognise water as a human right and put its management back into public hands is increasing i think that the european commission would be very very shameful is what's wrong with us is sion on anybody stanley kids. those people who see every two years something to invest a profit of a one dollar up to the last drop on al-jazeera the latest news as it breaks in a poll just out sixty five percent of the faithful says that they think it will do a great or a good jolt with detailed coverage is the second time to see
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a doctor has walked out on strike the government is funded by issuing suspension. from around the world the increased warning level colleagues as a blow to the thousands of people displaced by the tsunami of wanting to return home.
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neighboring countries but muslims are excluded from this list let says speak to back to their was a legal and policy adviser for amnesty international in india she's joining us via skype from bengaluru thanks very much for speaking to us what can you tell us about the circumstances of this particular family that's been deported back to me and maher and their reported deportation in fact because you were unhappy with the indian decision. thank you for having us so i just after just saying that misty internationally india is deeply concerned with the indian government's policy awful us a bit of turning. seekers and refugees still man mark this particular family that was returned last week was in fact i just started with the un to the un refugee agency in and they had repeatedly asked to be able to meet the family and speak with them but the indian government just ignored the un at c.r.s. request so this is in addition to the fact that the indian government has dubbed
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seekers and refugees and migrants and i sending them back to. that in fact even stopping you when it's from speaking to people who are registered as a salem's eco's with the organization so and it's india it is quite concerned about this and we have been campaigning for people who are in india for a while now but unfortunately their government seems to be going ahead with this policy of force that we were donating growing seekers and refugees where they are at risk of serious human rights i just put this into a little bit of context for us and tell us how widespread this practice is off the deportation of for again just from india back to meet mark and actually once they get to me and where they deported so in me and mark. right ok so the thing is they knew that men stated that about an estimated forty thousand get people in india the un at the us data six eighteen thousand of them actually die just stood with the un
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at the office in india either as asylum seekers or that few g.'s and they sped up over the country in that a state now in august of two thousand and seventeen the ministry of home affairs kind of declared this policy that they will be forcibly to joining. all these so-called illegal immigrants they are refuse to acknowledge that they are designed seekers and refugees and instead calling them illegal immigrants and say that therefore they need to be sent back to myanmar. october two thousand a deal is a bust and we saw a batch of people being sent back there was seven million young men with sent back to the indoor myanmar gordo's in the northeastern state of money pollute and the issue is that once they are sent back to myanmar there is not a lot of information as to what happens with these people so why the international community nor that they are addressed because it is human rights violations and
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they go back to myanmar unfortunately were not able to follow up with them so that betty little information about what happens to people once they go back to me a month or so ago but seven people were sent back on second of generally deceased one men with that back and then the following day that really is five as we've talked about was sent back so once they go back to myanmar we don't know what's happening so with them so we're trying our best to make sure that the government stops its policy now and more people and sent back of her those who according is a policy in particularly those in the government they'll say well we're already taken a large number of refugees in india not only rohinton but other refugees as well and in fact these refugees are threatened astronaut security is that an argument that you buy it all. i've lost the audio good you. back to air i'm saying that for those who support this policy by the indian government they may say that india already takes in
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a large number of refugees and these particular refugees according to some in the government are a threat to national security is that an argument that you buy. so that is something that they have been saying but what we have been making to get ever since they first started using this argument about they really get the book is that they haven't beat any substantial claims to back up this argument they haven't they haven't shown any information about the league of people presently in india or the any threats to the indian population in fact that i totally get that you do suicide a case of the supreme court beating against the policy off the expulsion and even even to the supreme court they haven't seemed to be any substantial evidence provided about the really india and india posing at that so one of the things that he does say is that the un but as you do convention has a mechanism to vet people to make sure that they are not at that does or doesn't
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national security and to ensure that these asylum seekers ought in fact in need of deputy protection but india hasn't signed on to that if you do convention then not using that you know a check and balance that is in big to do that if you do the protection mechanisms so we do call upon the indian government to adopt the un refugee convention and follow that even process that has been established to ensure that that i could use that do need has a head and that. is still under way on a baseless no all right back to now we thank you for speaking to us now meanwhile thirteen rodin's women who were deported from saudi arabia have now arrived in bangladesh they're believed to be part of a larger group who appeared in a video posted online from a detention center in jeddah they entered saudi arabia on pilgrimage visas but overstayed to work the men have been protesting against their return to bangladesh because they're from neighboring me and maher converts andriy has more from dhaka.
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the saudi arabian authorities have forced back at least thirteen drone injuns who are carrying bangladeshi passport there i've been in charge of all international airport in the capital dhaka they were carrying bangladeshi passport around two am in the morning right now they're under processing by the bangladesh immigration authorities we spoke to the immigration authorities on the securities and the airport there said look there under process we don't know what the fate will be because they have violated by militias passport law they obtained those five passports fraudulently according to them this thirteen who are all manifolds there have violated the government passport and immigration law so possibly could face detention but it is up to the higher authorities whether they'll go to jail or they'll be sent back to refugee camp in cox bazaar there are other people are waiting in line this could start it trend where many ranges who went to saudi
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arabia up training passport illegally and those could be possibly sent back to bangladesh right now these people are all in the airport still under processing we were not given access to them we don't know their situation inside but we have opted in a still image from our internal source that's all we have right now but it is it comes from leo's that. are inside the airport under immigration authorities and we recently spoke to a lawyer and activist fighting for the rights of the road when john plans for repatriation in the general anti muslim sentiment in myanmar so in this interview he talks about the situation for the run into on the ground you can read that interview on al-jazeera so calm. now let's take a look at some of the other stories making news right around the world and in sudan the president has praised the army for defending the country as antigovernment protests continue onward and bashir addressed
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a military parade in at pera that's the city where protests over rising prices and government corruption started three weeks ago the rallies have spread nationwide calling for bashir to step down after nearly thirty years in power more than eight hundred people have been arrested and nineteen have reportedly died during the protests but rights group amnesty international disputes that figure and puts the death toll at thirty seven in nigeria there been protests demanding better minimum wages the government had agreed to an amount but some states said they could not afford to pay it labor unions say all states must agree to pay a minimum wage of eighty three u.s. dollars per month currently the lowest paid civil servant receives around fifty u.s. dollars a month british prime minister to resign may has held another a cabinet meeting as speculation grows about her government's next move on brics its politicians are due to vote on the deal to leave the bloc next week the bracks
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it secretary has denied reports that u.k. and e.u. officials are talking about delaying breck's it if m.p.'s reject may's withdrawal agreements stephen barclay said the u.k. remains committed to leaving the block on march the twenty nine a far right politician in germany has been seriously injured by what police are calling a politically motivated attack frank magnet's who leads a local branch of the alternative for germany party was set upon as he left the office of a local newspaper the a of d. released a graphic photo of magnets his injuries on social media. the people of turkey have come up with novel ways to protest this week's ban on single use plastic bags so what have you been seeing on social media well they've actually found many ways it seems that so it's a good sense of humor there from many ways of showing that because a family in the central and it's holy in province decided to show up at the local supermarket with a donkey entire of
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a commune loaded non-plastic sacks on its back with their shopping online because also uploaded the videos online you can see there in the family of three after i casually left the store store rather as if nothing unusual had ever happened now there are plenty of other prices video is also being shared on social media too like this comedic skit showing two guys robbing a shop and he the robbers aren't interested in feeling any products other than plastic bags from behind the counter and wall replacement eco friendly bags are being handed out in some places just like this picture here this happens at the heart by a district market shoppers are also finding other ways to carry their shopping in this one here was also shared online it's by thirty seven year old if you share this picture of himself using a wheelbarrow to carry his shopping around and also here's another tongue in cheek video we found on twitter this man is tied to shopping together with a rope of you through using a plastic. bag there and this lady sat next to
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a picture of as she stitched together her own bag and the ban means in tokyo be charged to use a plastic bag and if a store is courts giving out plastic bags for free they'll be fine other ban which is in line with european union regulations to reduce pollution has divided turkish society but the turkish ministry of environment says in the first four days of the ban the number of plastic bags used has decreased by almost fifty percent but we want to know what it's like in your country and if you think a plastic ban is a good thing since you get in touch i want to hide. sarah thank you well europe is bracing for more freezing temperatures with many nations already struggling with snow and sleet showers as you can see seven people died in the german alps during a weekend of heavy snow the second highest avalanche warning level is now in force right across the alps region there such
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a bari has more. this is the reason officials in southern germany have declared a state of emergency. a snowstorm has the positive more than half a meter of snow in parts of southern bavaria. the town of one guy on the northern edge of the alps in germany is now covered in almost a meter of snow and that's made life difficult for people in the region as the listeners haven't had this sense of stock in the past few days it snowed so heavily here in the district and that's had consequences for public life the most evident ones of the blocked road so people who are no longer able to go to work or go shopping so between last night in this morning we pulled the emergency brake and canceled school lessons for all the schools in the region. life has been put on hold for many here. this is good about the houses it's because it is nice when you consider tome and look out of the window but i work a lot on the road and now for instance i can't even get out of my driveway and my
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snow remover has broken and i have to shovel. the storm may be inconvenient but some seem to enjoy it. if they came it happened more often when we were young but now not for a long time i would say but it's ok it's winter you can't complain in the post is we haven't really had a real winter but now it's back it's ok this way. is certain areas the avalanche warning has been raised to level four meaning that large avalanches can occur because of the weight of the snow. over the weekend seven people were killed in austria switzerland and germany in ski related accidents caused by the heavy snowfall. this severe weather system is expected to bring more snow to central europe and sell friday door such a party al-jazeera. you'll see a video in a moment. are. you
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ready to host the tournament in five months joe will be here with more in just a moment.
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thank you so we were telling you that africa cup of nations has new hosts and not egypt joe tell us how they're preparing yet during that's right as you can see they're pretty excited the african football confederation caf made the announcement at a meeting in senegal they beat how south africa who were the only other country in the running bear in mind this competition was moved off to cameroon was stripped of
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high see it because of delays in infrastructure and concerns over security now egypt have just over five months to prepare to host twenty four teams they've done it four times before but african football journalist emotional college explains the big question is how ready they all for the tournament. for a country does that concern things the arabs of straying and some of the concerns about staging look again the fans are really really asking questions now whether it did have the ability to stage a tournament of this magnitude remember they've always said they feel we've got a good national team at big stadiums in cairo so the relatively confident that they can bring the funds to come and watch the tournament so it's a big question that egypt will have to answer in the next five months they've been concerned about whether egypt with all the problems plaguing the countries in terms of security in the last five months will be able to actually pull this off i think
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for the government of south african actually came out as the it's more the political decision in you know in in them not getting the right to get it they believe it was more the political decision the people that make those decisions by voting for egypt he believes that's the practical football federation president than if you don't he said it's more of a political decision and not football a reason for south africa i understand from people close to the car as a committee members that egypt on the other hand as a government back in terms of bidding for this competition south africa on the old and in the uk was it because the african government after eighteen more the politics who economic ruin or the issues right now so for danny jordaan for africa has actually been going through a lot of challenges when it comes to getting decisions to go the way that you're i wanted to contest for the cuff as a chief executive committee member i didn't get the nomination on the african continent i think it was
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a toss to egypt as well the start africa wanted to rescue karf egypt provide a card with the right decision which is of course the government back in which is number one when it comes to bidding for competition like this i think that's where we are out of africa lost out the world that announcement was made and that car senekal and. racing rally of the same name is underway in peru the race originally went from paris to dec all but was moved ten years ago because of security on the original routes now organizes a warning that the new route could be one of the hardest for competitors both physically and mentally and essential as has more from lima. and their off the ten day dakar rally promises to be one of the toughest yet. through the desert and the mountains of south and back five thousand kilometers of mostly sand dunes. who decide the route says it will be challenging but if. the main difficulty is the sand the routes and the area where the race takes place
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is mainly in the jews of the peruvian deserts and that's why you'll be much more difficult. as the days go by it will get more difficult the dakar rally is an off roading insurance event that's open to professionals and amateurs alike because of the sound or experts say the race particularly. car. drivers will need to rely on their navigational instruments it may seem a race designed for titans but rookies like twenty four year olds they say they're not afraid she says she had to gain weight to be able to carry her motorcycle. jenna's used to challenges she survived cancer when she was fifteen and two months ago she broke her collarbone but it hasn't stopped her from participating but. i have a lot of expectations the girl who will come back after the race will be a different woman and that thrills me i'm going to go through so much now have to
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resolve every problem every step of the way this is incredible. jenna's been preparing for this race for a year she's become a role model for many peruvian women. but i want the women watching the duck to feel what i felt when i decided to compete life can change from night to morning you don't know what can happen to you but you must go for what you want opportunities don't show up twice just like that. experts say this kind of determination must come with physical and psychological strength crucial. to make it to the finish line. racing his fourth dakar. if you get anxious on the start you make a mistakes i'll go easy with a cold head because anxiety kills you you have to try to make it right. dakar rally used to happen from paris to senegal's capital dakar but since two thousand and nine it's been moved to south america over security concerns in north africa it may
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be one of the toughest competitions in the world but many participants here say more important than winning is to make it to the end the innocent just. all right pay their way back more later but it's now to just thank you very much and thanks for watching the news where you can keep in touch with us on social media we will see you back here in studio fourteen at fifteen g.m.t. on wednesday thanks for watching but i.
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i know that i've been a staple and you're watching al jazeera life from london also coming up. north korea's leader is back in beijing ahead of a possible second summit we don't trump. nation why process in nigeria is demonstrators demand a rise in the minimum wage. and we report on a controversial scheme to heimdall moscow's rubbish that's angered environmentalists. turkey has condemned u.s. president donald trump's national security advice at the demanding the protection of america's kurdish allies in syria the turkish president says john bolton made a serious mistake after he said washington would only pull out its troops if the
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kurds safety is guaranteed thousands of kurdish fighters help the u.s. push eisel out of his eastern syrian stronghold but turkey views the fight is as terrorists. he said i don't bolton has made a serious mistake and whoever thinks like this is also made a mistake it is not possible for us to make compromises on this point those who are part of the terror corridor in syria who receive a necessary lassen there is no difference between the p.k. k. the y p g the p.y.t. and ice all at the same time we are determined to take steps against terrorist organizations such as the p.y.t. and the y.p. g along with ice all we will mobilize to neutralize these terrorist organizations and syrian lands very soon al-jazeera. has been following events in turkey and has this update. despite both. sides describing the meeting between john bolton and his counterpart. advisor to president. constructive meetings and
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positive ones the reality is there is still a lot of difference between her and washington with regards to how to move forward in terms of that's planned. withdrawal of american forces from syria as announced by president donald trump. in december and now. one of the testaments to that is the fact that there was a planned joint press conferences much to take place between the american side this was canceled in the eleventh hour now when we put the question as to why that was the case to the turks they said well that was at the behest of the americans then to john bolton who said that he needed to be excused to get back quickly to washington to deal with the southern border security issues mexico a war in the standoff in d.c. not necessarily the most convincing golf reasonings when you consider just what is at stake here namely the future not only of syria but also the relationship between military cooperation between the united states and the second largest nato member
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charkhi turkey is angry or insistence rather that it needs to enter the areas where the american troops are in order to cleanse what you've described as terrorist organizations not just. kurdish militia linked to the p.k. k. that's been essentially blowing up or behind explosions and attacks inside turkey for decades it's killed many many citizens why p.g.d. even though washington classifies its turkish affiliate the p.k. kerry as a terrorist organization. has actually been funding the arming the white p.g. under the pretext of fighting and therefore announced that he was going to withdraw there was members of the security establishment in america which had. your partners in turkey. your partner. nato member is the main question until now it seems that they still haven't agreed
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on how to move forward on syria itself there's been more fighting between the two largest rebel alliances in the north killing more than eighty people including civilians the main turkish backed free syrian army has deployed to fight us front lines in western aleppo countryside that's to stop the rapid advance of the hide out area. mohammad a day reports from gaza and tap across the border in turkey. the city and its own. russian air strikes up just hit the village of order. in the western aleppo countryside. the russian military insists the strikes were launched to stop hated to fight is. close to a disk in it lip that came into force last september. civilians in western aleppo probably say the airstrikes indiscriminate dozens of civilians have been killed in the past few days when it's really under question in my opinion the
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syrian regime and russians do not care who controls where they will attack anywhere where they do not control their excuse that they are targeting extremists is mia talk about. the fighting in the aleppo countryside after the head to. a group formally allied with al qaida which attacks on turkish free syrian army accusing it of killing for its why it is. so clear for anyone watching the situation before these clashes that the f.s.a. were doing horrible things that went on to challenge the f.s.a. has overwhelmed the country strangled and harassed other fighters they killed four of our fighters in cold blood. of to day so it's hard to to hide a sham fight has seized more than twenty towns and villages from tribal rebels according to the syrian observatory for human rights. in the north east of serious
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last major rebel stronghold which includes a large part of the problem is. just in parts of aleppo province says the group is also said to be trying to cut off the f.s.a. fighters in the north from. free from both in the northwestern province of it lip supporters of city and rebels say the fighting between opposition groups needs to stop all efforts. directed to fighting the assad regime and its allies the news on the shot of the ongoing fighting only benefits the assad regime what is needed is united opposition forces we cannot achieve anything if we are not united it's already united tours that can protect and save this area because no amount of the fighting between rival position alliances in syria comes at a time turkey is threatening to launch an offensive against the city and cut its why piggy fighters in the city of monday to. pull hundreds of uncut
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a buck rebels position the among the public already deployed to any as a muslim aleppo on cell phone in the web of tolls with the hyatt to lose some gaining pace. into a snowstorm is adding to the misery of more than three million refugees who fled the conflict in syria snow and ice a blanketing many of the tents at this camp in southern lebanon speckle the many it's their fourth winter living in makeshift camps just plastic sheeting for whom the lebanese government doesn't allow permanent refugee settlements in this area. meanwhile trump secretary of state says the planned withdrawal of troops from syria does not mark a general disengagement from the region speaking in jordan at the start of the middle east to my pompei i said that the u.s. intends to maintain its diplomatic pressure on a roll start the presence decision to withdraw our folks of syria in no way impacts
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our capacity to deliver on that and you'll see the coming days and weeks we are redoubling not only our diplomatic but our commercial efforts to put real pressure on iran to achieve what it is we set out for them back in may and these are simple asks we ask of the islamic republic of iraq to behave like a normal nation and the coalition is just as committed to it today as it was yesterday. north korean leader kim jong un is in china for his fourth visit in a year the trip came at the invitation of the chinese president xi jinping south korea hopes the meeting will help efforts the peace was difficult part of reports now from hong kong. kim jong un his wife and senior officials boarding his customary armored train to beijing this video was released by the north korean state news agency in beijing news outlets were announcing the visit of the north
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korean leader an unusual move for both sides which usually keep their meeting shrouded in secrecy. this time though beijing wants to show washington its leverage with north korea as china and the us tussle in a trade war recent years spent with this drug administration the relationship with china has really got very sour and moreover as the as the trouble of a stray ship got a ramped up its north korea contacts they did so without any effort really to break china and china as a fairly substantial country with one point four billion people and i think they really don't want to be ignored so i think this is china's effort to try to be a part of this process and the key question of course is what is their message to the north koreans and for north korea having its biggest ally in benefactor by its side as kim jong un prepares for another summit with the us president donald trump is expected to put young men in a stronger negotiating position kim jong un's previous three trips all occurred
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before are off to holding meetings with the us or south korean presidents many see this trip as an opportunity to engage china as north korea sets out its diplomatic strategy for the coming year twenty eighteen was a momentous year for north korean diplomacy in june for the first time in its history its leader met with the u.s. president following that trump kim summit in singapore north and south korean relations improved with the two sides of the peninsula working to improve communication sent to sillett east soul has welcomed the latest meeting in beijing congealing you and we hope that conjunctions visit to china contributes to complete denuclearized sation and you stop and last in peace on the korean peninsula there has been little progress since the us north korea summit in june pyongyang says it has made concessions with regards to its nuclear program but washington says it needs to see more concrete action many are now watching closely to see whether
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china will have any influence and pushing the diplomatic process forward to be the pollin agas era hong kong. one of the main observers of the presidential election in the democratic republic of congo is reporting irregularities in mobile halls of the counting centers there's still no results knowing days after the vote electoral officials say it's because the results are coming in slowly from remote regions opposition politicians say the government is trying to rick the election nigerians have joined protests across the country to demand a higher minimum wage the federal government has agreed to increase the amount to eighty three dollars a month but some say states say they cannot afford to pay that a committee dress has been out among the protesters in a picture. after weekend for two and a half years nigerian workers say they've had enough. they held
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a protest trying to shut down the government.

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