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food no one here is eaten for days government relief workers have brought some rice and flour but the village administrator tells people it's not nearly enough given. the people in this area lost everything we don't have houses we don't have food we don't have clothes we have nothing we need help all i have is the clothes i'm wearing. families given barely enough food for one day the government says it needs foreign support for a month ahead and everyone here will depend on it to survive another major concern in the villages where the floodwaters have now receded is sanitation the ground still very wet lots of mud and silt and pools of water along with toilets and clinics having been destroyed significantly increases the risk of spreading of water borne diseases such as cholera that is something that the united nations is warned about pools a stagnant water also
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a breeding ground for mosquitoes which increases the risk of the spread of malaria conditions in many of these towns and villages were brilliant before the cycle and there wasn't a lot of public health care or other public infrastructure but now all of that's been completely destroyed it's going to be a high risk of disease and health care problems in the weeks or months ahead and it's going to take a very long time for things to get back to normal. well satellite images show the scale of devastation in the beacon port city of beira ninety percent of which was destroyed or damaged by cycle need on the left is what low lying bare looked like before the storm hit on the right is the state of the city after muddy water has flooded most of the streets several structures have simply disappeared or flooding creates fertile ground for disease outbreaks the red cross says that cases of cholera have already been reported in beirut adding the danger of deadly illnesses
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to people already struggling to find water food and shelter communications are still badly affected and hundreds of families have been separated in the chaos. you're watching the al-jazeera news hour still ahead. skirmishes in france for the nineteenth that saturday of yellow vests protests is largely peaceful after president mccraw and the poise the military plus. the. stories of survival and grief two mosques that were attacked in new zealand last week opened their doors once again and christ church is super rugby team returns to action after the shootings and changing its they will have all the details coming up in sport.
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but first u.s. backed forces in syria held a parade after the clearing victory in the village of bugaboos the last syrian territory held by eisold syrian democratic forces raised their flag in the town after what they're calling a full territorial defeat of the armed group and the elimination of its so-called calif it. reports now from beirut. this was the moments i so lost its last piece of territory in syria kurdish fighters hoisting their flag declaring that they are now in control or that a lot of it boggles what our forces have raise our flags in big groups and have declared this and that this so-called cully faith in north and syria this victory couldn't have been a sheave where it not for the great sacrifices of our brave martyrs within hours of victory ceremony was held in battles and the u.s. special envoy on syria it was there alongside kurdish fighters from the u.s. army has been supporting this critical milestone in the fight against isis delivers
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a crushing strategic blow and underscores the unwavering commitment of our local partners and the global coalition to defeat isis. the self declared caliphate which one span swathes of syria and iraq had to eventually been refused to the town of but was as it was unable to withstand the might of the u.s. led coalition which bombed it from the skies and the onslaught on the ground of a variety of groups including the kurdish led syrian defense forces the s.d.f. and the turkish back to free syria army. the taking the book was from ice all came just hours after the white house issued a statement announcing the total defeat of the group but even though it no longer controls the land analysts say it's premature to the clear the end of the group itself. so what next for syria in other parts of the country
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where i saw has been overrun the vacuum is being filled by different fighting groups close to the turkish border for instance formerly i saw held territory is now under the control of the free syrian army a group that anchor approves of while in member genoud the kurdish fighters have taken over since eisel rose to prominence in two thousand and fourteen the international community. slowly stopped talking about the syrian revolution and the struggle for freedom and the narrative became one of defeating artists or in combating terrorism and that's helped us of survive the presence of i saw also discourage many countries from supporting armed opposition groups in the syrian civil war now that are still no longer controls any territory inside syria the question is will the international community refocuses attention on the atrocities committed against the syrian people by the us of government and its allies. but. all the islamic state of iraq in the levant to began with this man. khouri who
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found that al-qaeda in iraq and planted the seeds of a so-called islamic state after his death in two thousand and six his group was rebranded and broke ranks with al qaeda to form what later became known as i saw by two thousand and eleven there was a political uprising against the syrian president bashar al assad and in iraq by two thousand and thirteen sunni minorities were demanding more political rights i so took advantage of the disorder in both countries and by early two thousand and fifteen it had captured that large parts of iraq and syria well mohammed frazer here is executive director of north america for the quilliam international a counter extremism organization he joins us live now from washington d.c. so thank you so much for joining us here on al-jazeera so i guess i saw as you know a so-called state but certainly a state the controls i think at the most it was eighty eight thousand square
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kilometers of land that i saw is finished but where does it leave i saw now and crucially how much of a threat is it for its enemies. i think i so it's still relevant to the global community in terms of particularly western nations to remain vigilant you have to remember you have a whole group of foreign fighters coming from the west from various places in the arab and islamic world where they have then returned back to their homeland is so for us to be complacent to think that in some way this has been defeated we should take the lesson of al-qaeda we know that there is clearly a resurgence taking place with hamza bin ladin the son of osama bin laden and so the same approach the same efforts though more lethal with ice so we must remain vigilant to recognize these groups are adapting and that in no way that this organization is totally defeated yes the land mass the territorial influence that it had in both syria and iraq is gone but we must remain vigilant both in the
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online sphere as well as the recruitment techniques employed by these groups as well i guess looking at the differences between al qaeda and i saw a little of course i still had a territory so i guess it managed to attract a lot more people than al qaeda ever could because they had effectively a state we've heard a lot of stories about you know the eisel wives of for example in light of that how does it change the risk some thinking that perhaps it managed to recruit more internationally and obviously a lot more if former fighters and also other members of the state. you know extremist groups learn from one another set the standard the bar for extremist circles and so isis in many respects learned from what worked what didn't and they sought to to employ more harsher tactics that we've saw including the burning alive of individuals unfortunately the killing of yazidi zick cetera so we must learn from what these tactics these groups have employed in the past so that
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we can make sure that this isn't happening elsewhere i mean we're quite frankly we're seeing the africa theater being a certainly a new location which isis affiliated groups whether they are formally part of this network or they're just using the brand we've seen in central asia we saw in the philippines and merari so we certainly know that these groups have the ability to stretch as tentacles more broader more wider and we must look at these efforts to make sure that the global community is certainly remaining vigilant in light of the new events that we know that's taking place i think that what's also important quite frankly to as well is that these groups particularly isis is able to employ insurgency tactics we saw back in january the killing of individuals including four americans who were attacked by guerrilla warfare tactics what does it mean by insurgency their ability to attack at a local level understanding the local languages so i think that we will see isis affiliated groups or isis inspired groups not just in the middle east but certainly
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in the broader world where they seek to penetrate local environments in penetrate and have the necessary influence as well we must remain vigilant more than ever and use this just as one step but a broader step to have a global effort to combat this i mean you mentioned how this group is obviously spreading its tentacles across the world that isolates always killed more muslims more arabs than it ever has westerners but in light of that what do you think its main aim is right now do you think it's seeking to create another state somewhere else so do you think its main target would still be you know high profile western targets because it really wants to cause this clash of civilizations to use a term of. well the islamic state has already been achieved the caliphate the idea i think a romanticized view of an idea has already been achieved and so the next step is what else and just as much as unfortunately individuals who are addicted to drugs
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are able to find a new thrill i think extremist groups have that same effort so what i think for all of us who might we need to consider is what ability does these extremist groups have to influence inspire self starters to come up with similar efforts like what we saw isis or certainly having organic approaches that are happening in their own backyard i think that in western nations the ability to target the ability to recruit certainly has taken place all it takes is one attack and so the ability to not just carry out a large scale attack killing unfortunately fifteen fifty thousand people that's impossible at this time but if their ability to recruit and then execute even in executing and killing fifty lives or ten lives but they have influence or impact is certainly something that i think the extremist groups are seeking and so they're being a bit with it what i would say my analysts position for only working in the u.s.
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government as a counterterrorism analyst they are picking and choosing they are deciding on what group or what target soft target in particular that they can target and i think western nations but also the broader world is certainly must remain vigilant and no country throughout the world is immune we saw the unfortunate incidents in new zealand as just one testimony one evident one evidence to that and we know that stream is groups individuals who have used this as part of their recruitment strategy as well mohammad fraser river hema executive director north america of quilliam international so good talking to you and i i'm sure we'll be discussing this topic and thank you. hundreds of thousands of people have marched through central london demanding a new referendum on whether the u.k. should leave the european union after thirty years of negotiations it's still not clear how or when bracks it will actually happen for many protesters in the capital
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it's the biggest political crisis in a generation as prime minister to resign may struggles to unite parliament behind her plan so i go reports now from london. they bought central london to a standstill at a time when the government is power lies by bricks it this was supposed to be the week when the u.k. would have picked on its divorce from the european union instead. there is more uncertainty more waiting and more anger and the forty eight percent of britons who voted in the referendum three years ago to remain in the u.k. are increasingly exasperated this wasn't what they were promised this was a campaign based on lies and i think people. leaving the european union were actually means what politicians from across the spectrum called for the government to arrange another referendum echoing the demonstrators concerned that the deadlock
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whether you. voted for europe you know to leave european union whichever place will fall to support i think we could all agree that the talks were being forced on the national interest filmmakers so poor and the rich or so make us weaker not stronger it's making us more divided not more you know. they came from all over britain all against the very idea of brics it and given the strength the feeling on show here it's very difficult to see how this can be reconciled when an even if breaks it happens i wanted to remain because i'm european i'm one of a cloud and i want to stay one of a club i don't want us to be little britain. there is a lot riding on what happens over the next few days now the prime minister to resign may face extra time to push through her deal she is facing the political fight of her life one but she may not survive may has blamed british m.p.'s for the
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bricks and obstacles and that has cost us support for another attempt at a vote on ho withdrawal agreement the marchers insist that nothing is a done deal britain is in full so. of a political crisis not seen in decades there is a political stalemate it is impossible to predict what happens next but opposition to it here is alive and kicking die any time soon. al-jazeera london. there have been sporadic clashes in cities around france on the nineteenth consecutive saturday of yellow vest protests that were scuffles between police and protesters. in the south in the north paris. towards the end of the day. but the day itself was largely peaceful in the capital after police banned protesters from. following the looting and torching of shops
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and businesses last weekend soldiers are also the ploy to guard public buildings a move that was widely criticized the demonstrations began last november over fuel tax rises but have since grown into a wider movement against across. more now from paris. five thousand yellow vests demonstrations marched through the streets of paris going to the sack to church in myanmar a without any violent instance whatsoever but after they dispersed there were a few sporadic isolated clashes between the some protesters and the police they were burning rubbish bins they were trying to vandalize a bank but they were very isolated incidents and across france itself to there were more clashes but not on such a large scale as seen here last saturday clashes in the north and the south of france now the numbers are quite interesting the interior ministry is saying that there were about four forty thousand five hundred universe protesters across the
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whole of france and that is well up on the number that they reported last weekend when we saw the violent clashes here in paris so this is a problem that is still not going away for president michel it's a problem that he tried to diffuse using the the so-called big debate but yet he's got to listen to exactly what he found across the country and come up with some new policies because so many people are still very angry with him they see him as a president only for the rich and yet they're finding themselves in communities many many rural communities where they can make ends meet they can't get enough money to survive a whole month and feed their families and look after themselves now until he comes up with some sort of new policies this government will still be on the threat from the yellow vestas and this is the nineteenth consecutive saturday they've been out on the streets it could be many more yet before they get the policies they need to
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make their life that much better in the rural communities. that's more still to come on in this news hour including in racks prime minister demands that a local governor be sacked by this family. still which killed more than one hundred plus. brazil's far right president causes i'm going chillis fucking protests and a rare political point called and weeks after being released from prison a refugee footballer from bahrain makes is returned to the page as an australian citizen. hello again and welcome back to international weather forecast we have some beautiful skies above europe right now that's not going to last too long because
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what you see up here towards the north well that is going to start to make its way towards the south and we're going to be seeing more clouds and also colder air coming into play over the next few days so here is your sunday map we're going to be seeing some very nice conditions across much of central europe still holding on but we are beginning to see some of those clouds some of the cooler air beginning to make its way down so for berlin clouds in your forecast at about eleven for london at about twelve the big change is going to happen as we go from sunday to monday where we have another fun about a right there coming through and that is going to bring some very gusty winds along with it as well we're going to be seeing berlin with some rain in your forecast only getting up to about seven degrees over towards warsaw it is going to be ninety degrees there for you where across the northwestern part of africa it has been quite rainy anywhere from parts of libya over towards tunisia algeria as well the good news is most that rain is going to be making its way towards the west so from morocco you're going to be seeing some rain here as we go towards sunday as we go towards monday things of much better you can see
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a lot of that cloud area is out here just about ready to make its way over here towards the atlantic but up towards algiers it is going to be a good nice day for you with a temperature of twenty degrees. it is murder when you throw a firebomb into someone's home and mishits name off trashing you know. that's not in a significant in the embers that insignificant ideologically that is significant even as a crime gag down very significant by dictating the government and the fucked up policy dowse shalt not kill part of the radicalized series on al-jazeera and monday put it well on the. us and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their
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days looking forward to full dry river beds like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country have been truly unable to escape the war. of the top stories on. the number of the number of herders killed in a village in central mali is now reported to be a hundred and thirty four the mayor of a nearby town says gunmen dressed as traditional hunters targeted the area early on saturday. have raised their flag over the pushing i saw
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of the village it was the last pocket of syrian territory held by the armed. and more than seven hundred people are known to have died in mozambique and malawi after cyclon hit rescue workers are struggling to reach thousands. by the floods. u.s. attorney general william barr is still reviewing special counsel robert mueller his report on russia's alleged role in the two thousand and sixteen u.s. election bar received a report on friday following a twenty two month investigation into potential wrongdoing by president trump in a letter to congressional lawmakers the attorney general said he may inform. principal as soon as this weekend trump is currently at his mar-a lago resort in florida this is the comment on the reports completion. the investigation has inspired six members of trump's inner circle and twenty eight foreign nationals
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let's take a look at some of the key players the president's former personal lawyer that's michael cohen pleaded guilty to lying to congress and has been sentenced over hush money payments that he made on trump's behalf former campaign chair paul man a ford has been convicted of financial fraud he also shared private polling data with a man connected to russian intelligence trumps first national security advisor michael flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the f.b.i. about his conversations. with the russian ambassador during the presidential transition and from sql o's friend roger stone has been indicted for lying about his efforts to contact weiqi leagues he allegedly wanted to know how hacked the democratic e-mails could help trump's campaign twelve russian intelligence officers were also charged over that hack which targeted the chairman of hillary clinton's presidential campaign and thirteen russians were charged with manipulating social
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media to help at trump's election campaign well isn't palm beach in florida not far from the president's. resort gave considering how many people did get ensnared in will lose investigation it's only fair that after two years people are curious who do we know when the conclusions of this may or may not be published . it could be any minute quite frankly and there were all sorts of rumors flying all day on saturday that the report would be released at three maybe four maybe five pm local time then people are saying maybe it could be this evening these are all just rumors and and it turns out it was there's such interest in what the what this report says that the department of justice actually had to come out a couple hours ago and say nope it looks like we will not be releasing it on saturday so that kind of put it into that what's happening now is that this new report is with attorney general william barr at the justice department and he's
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doing two things and he's been doing two things throughout the day number one he's reading this report we have no idea how long it is or what it entails and then he's deciding exactly how much of it to release to congressional leaders it's up to him to decide that course the democrats say they want all of it released republicans aren't quite sure they just want part of it released but ultimately what's an issue he released is going to be up to the attorney general so presumably he might have read the thing already and he's just trying to figure out what part of it he wants to release he's going to release he said a summary the key takeaways from the report and that's really what people are waiting for here in florida in palm beach president donald trump has not taken to twitter to talk about he had a pretty quiet day went out played golf we've not heard from him he has not spoken at all about it and the white house tells us just a couple hours ago that they have not been briefed as of yet on what is in take in is included in the report but so far on saturday i can tell you trump has played
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a pretty low profile here at his mar-a lago resort but he's here with a lot of his staff all of his communications staff as well as his top lawyers as well they're all bracing for that moment of when the attorney general release is his summary of what's in this critical mueller report. it's probably going to be the most consequential moment of the trump presidency. the government will of course said touch base with you again especially when that summary is published for the moment thank you. now the number of passengers killed in thursday's ferry disaster in mosul in northern iraq has risen to at least one hundred twenty people with another hundred missing most of them were women and children iraq's prime minister is asked parliament to sack the governor of maine of a province saying that there was clear evidence of negligence and concrete failings of reports now from mosul. burdened with the grief of losing two generations
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of their family the al ironies young and came to the banks of the tigris river this mother is calling out for her nine year old daughter. how do we miss you where are you. had to come out. to deal her seven year old sister and her father drowned on thursday when the amusement park ferry they were in capsized on the tigris river their bodies still haven't found. the lava magenta ferry operator filled to the brim we couldn't breathe everyone was shoulder to shoulder i saw my husband and two daughters holding is. when the ferry launched within minutes all of a sudden we capsized in a city that was terrorized and destroyed by eisel the pain and anger our palpable.
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on friday protesters swarmed the iraqi president during his visit accusing the government of widespread corruption in efficacy and a lack of accountability the most difficult as of mosul is constantly targeted bridges collapsing ferry sinking explosions we feel deeply sad and we just want to cry out and shed tears but there's a feeling inside of us that we need to step up and help you know the. police have arrested nine people including the amusement park owner and ferry operators. and charge them with negligence iraq's prime minister is calling for the governor of nineveh province to be sacked for mismanagement i thought i wasn't house enough dining cold blood enough for those politicians not being serious when are we going to benefit from those politicians coming to denounce and offering. people with lies who wasted people have been waiting outside the morgue waiting for answers about their loved ones dozens of people are still missing recovering their bodies may be
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tricky given the current of the tigris river one body has already been retrieved twenty kilometers downstream from the accident. compound in the tragedy iraq's red crescent says two volunteers assisting divers searching for bodies die the tigris may be the final resting place for sons and daughters mothers and fathers one man stood on the riverbank watching the search operation he says these aren't his relatives but these victims are all our family natasha going to zero mosul iraq. emergency services are trying to airlift thirteen hundred people from a cruise ship off the coast of norway the viking skies sent a mayday call after it encountered engine problems and bad weather helicopters and
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rescue boats are at the scene in high waves and strong winds dozens of people have been rescued so far a reception center has been set up on shore to accommodate them. now two days after a massive explosion at a chemical factory in young chang in eastern china rescuers have pulled a survivor from the rubble that the soul is now risen to at least the sixty four people rescue efforts are continuing as twenty eight people are unaccounted for the explosion of thursday was so powerful it shattered windows and homes several kilometers away nearly one hundred people are seriously injured it's the latest in a string of deadly industrial accidents that have prompted growing public anger over lax safety standards. as a two mosques in christ church that were attacked just over a week ago have reopened police in new zealand say that they finished their investigations and they've handed the places of worship back to the muslim community andrew thomas was invited inside the normal sc the first to have been
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attacked it has been eight days since the most was attacked police have examined and photographed the sea and taken out the bodies builders have ripped out the carpets and repainted the walls at the gates people continue to pay their respects leaving flowers and messages of support forty one people were shot and killed here just over a week later the mosque has now been handed back to a muslim community still coming to terms with the tragedy. they should have been saying here. three year old boy he would have just baby plain. you know when me hear noises and stuff we just sort of oh yeah what's going on and don't think that it's a gunman on the loose or. is just hot who said what i was praying in the mosque when the gunman came in they switch his first time back i fell down people started falling on me and she just came in or they just started randomly shooting
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everyone i will since i was underneath the bodies that was going to get to me and then i stayed he went out i'd still in get up. he came back in and it was a silence because almost no one was saying anything and it was it was like crazy you know like an era sorts of because of the carpet and they would come and shoot in front of me again it was another shocker and they literally hear the state would do a cut shots. every ten minutes in groups of fifteen mosque leaders let people in this now no physical saw you know the horrors of eight days ago no blood no o.p.'s bullet holes and virtually no noise inside it looks and smells as every wall has been freshly painted this coverings over all the carpets and the people inside rather standing in quite contemplation. all the price for what a mosque reopening is the first time he's felt at peace in days it's mean and her
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repeat week since a lot of the last of the not her child five four days as well i'm happy that i could get that chance but also i'm sad as well that i've lost my circle lost really close what was was a very yes last i had a major loss nothing to do with. across the road in the park where this week's friday prayers were held a game of cricket the sound of battle. is the sound of christ church slowly moving on. andrew thomas al-jazeera cross church. pope francis has accepted the resignation of the highest ranking member of the catholic church in chile cardinal ricardo as the archbishop of santiago was told on friday that he'll be tried for covering up scores of clerical sex abuse cases this by resigning he will keep his title of cardinal the catholic church has been criticized for its response to the decades long.


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