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there's been more shelling in residential areas of libya's capital tripoli during the night at least five people were killed by shells and rocket fire all otani for have tar has launched an offensive to in his words clear terrorists from the capital is up against forces that back the u.n. recognized government in tripoli and the prime minister on that administration fires siraj when two neighborhoods of tripoli hit by the shelling. you it is a civil barrack attack by the criminal khalifa haftar on the. districts of the capital which confirms his brutality this can't be done by anyone who has the minimum seats of humanity i assure everyone that he will receive his punishment tomorrow all documents will be submitted to the international criminal court for him to be treated as a war criminal who has committed crimes against humanity. meanwhile an incident on one of libya's border is is raising more questions about the involvement of foreign
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countries in the conflict it happened on sunday when a group of people carrying weapons and french diplomatic passports attempted to cross from libya into neighboring tunisia tenacious defense minister said in a statement an armed group of thirteen french nationals tried on sunday to cross a land border under diplomatic cover with four wheel drive vehicles through the raster dear border crossing the french embassy in tunisia meanwhile says that the group were members of the team that provides security protection to the french ambassador for libya live to our correspondent mahmoud. chip really bring us up to speed with the situation in tripoli and the shelling overnight which killed a number of civilians. will it was a bloody night for civilians risen in areas. by the random rockets civil times killing at least five. we've civilians and one thirty seven
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innocent civilians that's according to field hospitals and the ministry of health in the capital tripoli random rockets. hit civil areas. at all and it civil other neighborhoods close to tripoli sitter center the government of national accord is accusing have to his forces of targeting get eventually areas with heavy weapons as you know for the government of national call it has declared mourning for three days to mourn the victims and their. recognized the prime minister is preparing evidences to condemn to the warlords leave or have to to be submitted to the international criminal court mahmoud do you get a sense that this battle for tripoli is entering a crucial stage. will apparently yes
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because so many people here in tripoli have been disillusioned. as you know that the military offensive line should be the warlord have to he said when he had this military offensive that he wants to. liberate or free the capital tripoli from go to unquote tourism but in fact if those people who are fighting against have to have their forces here are not tourists that's what the government is saying and many people here have been disappointed at have to specially after his forces targeted civilian areas and killed innocent civilians as you know that. dozens of people have been killed so far since april force since the beginning of the clashes including civilians and thousands have been forced out of their homes because of the of the fighting recently or today this morning as warplanes targeted
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the government forces locations in what did will be area but no casualties reported we can say that now sporadic fighting continues each side still maintaining their locations but there is no major advancement this morning except because with these of the civilian casualties of last night's random rockets thank you and thank you very much for that update. our correspondents live there in tripoli in other world news indonesians have voted the lections to choose a president and members of parliament joker we don't do is fighting a challenge from former army general pro bowls will be until andrew thomas reports from jakarta. on a south jakarta basketball court people took part in the world's biggest one day acts of national democracy almost two hundred million people were eligible to vote for candidates of five different levels of government from national president to regional legislative representatives collectively people could cost close to
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a billion separate votes. i'm very happy to be here i urge everyone to come because these david please send in the press the. classy. to say i was a i'm very proud of this because it means i have fought for a good leader. for president people were choosing between the incumbent. known by many. and his challenger. jocko campaigned on his economic record particularly his government's investment in infrastructure despite using a conservative muslim cleric as his running mate djoko is seen as more liberal than his opponents proposed targeted more religious voters and those concerned about the pace of economic change he argued for more religious oversight of society and a slowdown of the industrialisation to preserve manual a manufacturing jobs presenting essentially just one hand things are going well and
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that we need to keep pursuing this particular path and deliver more and more benefits pro bowl is pitching that a very different vision that in asia is sort of at the edge of kind of collapse economically and otherwise and it's only through his leadership that he can cite the country pre-election opinion polls suggested djoko would dodos message had slightly more support and nationwide there are more than eight hundred thousand polling places like this one to the one hundred ninety million votes is right out noble three hundred voting in any one place they register first here then take a seat wait to be called before going to those boxes to use a nail. the next choice here the voting was calm and well organized but elsewhere ballot papers were late and voting delayed so even after the votes are counted and one candidate claims victory it's possible the other side will say that the process wasn't fair andrew thomas al jazeera jakarta. at least one hundred fifty people are missing after
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a boat sank in the democratic republic of congo it happened on a keyboard on the country's eastern border with rwanda about thirty three people have been rescued so far. the ruling military council has sat the prosecutor general and two of his aides which protest leaders had been demanding demonstrations so have continued in khartoum the protesters want civilians to replace the military council the armed forces to control after forcing long time ruler omar bashir from office mess and a week ago morgan is in khartoum with more. the military council has announced that it has dismissed the state attorney as well as his aides they're saying it's part of reforms to the judicial system and part of a response to demands made by political parties and protesters on the streets political parties the protesters have been saying that the judicial system is politicized and favored the former ruling party and they say that they will not stop protesting until they are reforms made not just to the judicial system but in
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national intelligence and security services as well as handing over to power to a civilian interim government now political parties and military council are deferring on the mandate and the role of that transitional government the council wants to be the one supervising that government and they want the political parties to become prime minister and members of the cabinet but political parties are saying that they cannot make a cabinet they cannot pick a prime minister if they're not sure that the that the council will not interfere in the day to day affairs of the government meanwhile hundreds of people continue to make their way to the pro to the protests in front of the army headquarters in tottenham and they have been calls for sit ins in front of headquarters around the state by the sudanese professional association the body that is spearheading the protest since last december they're saying that if our is not handed over to civilian government that is independent from the from the. interactions and has nothing to do with the military counts and then the protests will not end so far
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the african union has given sudan fifteen days to form a government that was yesterday so they're now left with two weeks to form a government and they're nowhere near forming fat government and it's not clear yet with the difference between them and between political parties and the council and the amount mandate if they will meet that deadline. algeria's constitutional council has a new head command finish was offered the role after his predecessor table a is resigned on thai government protesters have been calling for his resignation saying his part of the ruling elite set should be completely replaced victoria gave him be has our report. celebrations on the streets of this polling the resignation of time. he quit is chairman of algeria's powerful constitutional council the country's highest judicial body which oversees presidential and parliamentary elections to millions of protesters he represented
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an establishment that is corrupt and ineffective he was an ally of former president up to lizzie's beautifully who himself stepped down earlier this month after all jiri and demanded his twenty year rule and. belize's decision to quit is unlikely to quell the two month long protests algerians want to revamp of the entire political establishment there's a significant resignation but the same time i don't think it a nuff to satisfy the demands of the protesters who really want a genuine transition and that's led by an independent figures following belize's resignation algeria's army chief guide salah said the military is looking at all options to find a solution to end the crisis. i'd like to reconfirm that all perspectives are available in order to overcome all the difficulties as soon as possible for the sake of the nation supreme interests regardless of personal interests. on the
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streets to discontent continues the same protest as he wanted beautifully out are unhappy with the appointment by parliament last week about still could have been silent as interim president. would want obviously dissident of the constitution a calm some. in place. would reside in the distance in what they call the will done the total to be with you which is a no didn't but we do the prime minister and his government will go the new president will nominate the new prime minister and this new prime minister will follow the technocratic government. of jerry and the concern the old maybe maneuvering to maintain its influence they say that determined to continue pushing for real change victoria gay to be out there. much more still ahead on the program including the mexicans who aren't too concerned about living in the shadow of an
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active volcano. fellow who we've got the usual tropical showers across southeast asia biggest ones will be across malaysia will be some wet weather pushing towards much of the malay peninsula wanted to sow still a possibility into the gulf of thailand he made thirty eight celsius that the bank called on thursday and then this is similar pictures because i wanted to friday want to see showers to into the philippines want to see showers too into northern parts of indonesia but some areas that can generate fine and dry joining up with the dry weather that we have across much of australia but this weather system just pushing through the bite that seems to sing some fresh iran into the southeast and colonna will say cuts another area of high pressure which will just make its way towards western australia over the next couple of days and beyond twenty four
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celsius the perth on thursday that falls back to just eighty degrees on friday ahead of that system where we could have to thirty one once again in adelaide so still some late some award same place here twenty two celsius the melbourne twenty four for save me and fine into life where the north it's a good part of queensland and up around the top and a lot of dry so it's a good part of new zealand at the moment so you get high pressure in charge twenty one celsius in oakland that's not too bad and would have the same again on friday.
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fly qatar airways and experience economy class like never before. going places together. again you're watching al jazeera live from doha top stories there's been more shelling in a residential area in libya's capital tripoli it follows a nice that saw at least five people killed by shells and rockets that were fired in various parts of the city forces loyal to wallow tiny for halftime who's launch an offensive to seize tripoli say they are not responsible for the shelling. meanwhile tunisia's defense ministry says as many as thirteen people who were obs
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and carrying friendship them out of passports tried to cross from libya into neighboring tunisia before being dissolved the french embassy in tunisia says there were security guards for the ambassador and the polls have closed in indonesia's presidential and parliamentary elections nearly two hundred million people were a little to vote it's a repeat of the twenty fifteen vote with the president joe pa we don't know facing another challenge from former general balls. more now on our top story and the conflict in libya a country split between two rival governments the u.n. recognize administration is based in the capital tripoli western nations including the us and it's the recognized this government as do kata and turkey that should be administration manages eighty billion dollars in oil revenues and foreign reserves the other government is into broke and it's supported by warlords twenty four half ton and have to has the. king of egypt saudi arabia and the united arab emirates france and some other western nations are also accused suffer of itin military
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support too highly for have top i saw speak to each brain for hart who is an associate professor of conflict resolution at the doha institute thank you so much for being with us and i imagine the brain you're not surprised by this report of armed french diplomats trying to cross the border from tunisia from libya into tunisia what would they have been doing in libya yeah it's not surprising to see some french involvement in this crisis because the french position was clear from day one however to see that there are armed diplomats in libya that was a bit surprising this morning is the hear of this in those about. going back to the media. the french explanation the security guards for the ambassador whose business to these are not the media which i think in my view made things worse because they have the security guards of the us of what are they doing in libya so the extent of the french in those now it's been taken to another level because it was been able
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to manage a secret that the french backed. have time and he traveled to paris was received at the elysee palace that rolled out the red carpet for him there but what is the extent of french support is it advises that military support are they what sort of support are they providing i don't know we know now that it's it's not just diplomatic in the security council or in the political positions as the israeli's statements made by french diplomats. no need for military intervention so with this happening this morning about the french diplomats on the fringe diplomats i think we are talking about the level of. providing security advice or security consultants what they're called generally which is an another way of the military involved. but not to the level that would. at least for now talking about direct
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military involvement in libya saw that that's consuming spirit for brother it's interesting though i mean because these countries whether it's france or you know the countries that backed the u.n. backs government in tripoli they all call for a ceasefire and behind the scenes there's something completely different going on there back in my four sides in this conflict is there a western double game going on in libya well the have thought of the plots are not calling for a cease fire in france is not but however nor the other but they're calling nonetheless for a diplomatic solution to the conflict well even for this i mean the france is not very clear about this and the last few days since this operation at least started to have there's a goal that france has. like unlike the british position for example who presented draft resolution in the security council calling for a political settlement and also the american positions david satterfield making statements for political arrangements between the conflicting parties you know so
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that's something different. in order that i mean the fact that we're not seeing serious movement from the western. block on this just a chance or time has been given to the implicitly as you said in order to you know to end this but the but the fact is that after is not making progress sort of that he promised a week. after the operation started because with the advantages that he had with the supervisor and civil. in the city of certainly on the margins is not going as it's as it planned you think why would he then what's his motivation. in attacking the capital instead of capitalizing on the gains that it had until now have to by the way have shorn absolutely no interest in the
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international position in the internationals engagement in this or in a political settlement of this have to of sees himself he's going to take the country by force the governors of the cost there are other players who are willing to pay the cost and his visit his visit to this before he started this operation is an indicator of those so that was able to convince them and they're convinced specially a country like france that was convinced that he could pick over the tripoli tripoli the capital in the few days is i mean this is outrageous because. he gives that he made in the first seventy two hours of the operations he lost all of them and there's a possible really to retreat from tripoli without losing standing his officials not doing well at all actually much worse than that is. expected because he had several spots like the airport at the gate twenty seven. he lost all the members
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so now we started to see a different things like the news you presented there really showing inside tripoli which is things are not going well ok thank you so much for that a brain thank you joining us here in the studio now france's president emmanuel macor has vowed to rebuild notre dame cathedral within five years a huge fire destroyed its roof and spy about authorities say the eight hundred fifty year old cathedral is structurally sound donations to help restore it have reached nearly one billion dollars in a moment reporter jen will take us through the cathedrals history for a spanish smith has this report from paris. it was a hellish scene inside one of christianity's most important cathedrals. burning cinders rained down on the center of the cathedral such was the danger from falling debris. but a robot firefighter was used. not as legendary gargoyles overflowed as
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thousands of liters of water was pumped on to the flames more than eight hundred years of history but taken just eight hours to go up in flames the altar what's left of it is now exposed to the heavens. such as the importance of not to the french that the president addressed the nation. what we saw last night in paris is this ability to mobilize and unite and win during our history we've both cities ports churches many have been burned or have been destroyed by wars revelations by einfeld each time we rebuilt them the fire of our lady reminds us that our history never stops and that we will always have tests to overcome. not had been undergoing renovation when it became engulfed in flames more than two hundred thousand kilos of lead and fowls and of mediæval open beams in the roof court fight easily and fast. four hundred year old
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paintings hanging high in the cathedral have been damaged but firefighters and staff formed a human chain to save other artifacts. thrones golden candelabras german crusted crucifixes and other relics will be transferred to the louvre museum for storage but this united nations world heritage site will need to go through a careful lengthy and expensive restoration process it's really a site that it is true and not all the reasons but it's the whole of france but also the whole of humanity because it's a symbol or not only for the christian god it's a symbol for the unit. of it is an accurate tactile language it's so unique in the world there's only one. before the fire broke out the catholic church was asking for around one hundred seventy million dollars to fund restoration work the state offered about forty five million dollars now money is being pledge from across the
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world but it will cost many hundreds of millions of dollars more to restore not a down to its former glory twenty four hours after the fire and there is still a sense of shock it's a bit of what you did when you were i felt it out of emotions last night with my children as we were watching t.v. so here i am now i'm sad but at the same time very happy to see the french people united we needed that to get to. i'm a catholic but even if you're not it's part of your life it's unimaginable it disfigures paris. people prayed and marched through the streets. messages of support came from other faiths france's chief rabbi offered friendship and support the french counsel. of the muslim faith called for donations to help was still what it called the hot of the history of fronts but its myth al-jazeera powers. days before the devastating blaze renovations began on notre dame
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cathedral scaffolding went up and for the first time in more than a century statues came down a crane lowered these copper figures representing the twelve apostles and four evangelists onto a truck. for years church officials had sought funding for much needed restoration work on the present landmark the cathedral is one of the most striking examples of got the construction in the world but the last time major work had been carried out was in the eighteenth century this video from two thousand and seventeen shows some of the erosion a damaged gargoyle pinnacles with broken tops fall and chunks of masonry on the inside priceless artifacts and majestic stained glass windows. for both tourists and worshippers the views were all inspiring. one of the most iconic examples of architecture in france notre dame cathedral dates back to the twelfth
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century and is a unesco world heritage site it has survived two world wars is the seat of the archbishop of paris and a center of the catholic faith. this footage from one thousand nine hundred sixty four shows notre dame as its eight hundred anniversary was celebrated a week of festivities which saw french spanish italian and german cardinals taking part at that time the church had already survived many threats no one could have imagined that a little more than half a century later much of it would be devastated by fire damage a jazzier. mexico's couple kept a pet volcano has been spewing lava and ash in recent weeks but it's not scaring thousands of people who live nearby. why would anyone want to live near an active volcano. for many of the residents of some peril we need to what is
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a small town nestled at the foot of mexico's book look at that it will volcano it's the only way of life they know. over the past few weeks however the mountain has been acting a little strange large explosions have forced massive plumes of volcanic ash seven thousand meters into the air at night bursts of fragmented lava have lit up the sky and covered the steep slopes of the mountain in a glowing blanket of molten rock all of sudden you're not alone for the whole mountain was glowing then the forest caught fire. the recent increase in moderately explosive eruptions however hasn't changed day to day life farmers still tend to their fields and children still go to school at a monitoring station that tracks seismic activity around the volcano disaster relief workers say their biggest challenge would be convincing people to evacuate to work or going to this is a volcano that people are used to living with it's
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a volcano there was here before people arrived and began to settle for mexico's poke at their ranks among the most dangerous volcanoes in the world not because. it's potential for explosive eruptions but because of how many people choose to live so close to the mountain road. has a population of about five thousand people most of them ethnic now wanted who have made their home in the shadow of the volcano for generations book look at that but there is a now what's the word meaning smoking mountain and in recent weeks the volcano really has been living up to its namesake but even though locals here tell us that volcanic activity has been calling down authorities have yet to reduce the threat level saying everyone should be aware of the evacuation routes in the event of a truly explosive eruption that despite the warnings from authorities nobody in this town seems fazed by the threat of this very active volcano at their backs. and
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i think we're not worried i said nothing is going to happen then again who knows. the people of san pedro we need to what is do understand the risks but they tell us their livelihoods depend on the rich farmland the volcano provides and say they would actually be more afraid if they no longer had their smoking mountain. again i'm fully back to go with the headlines on al-jazeera there's been more shelling in residential area of libya's capital tripoli it follows a nights that saw at least five people killed by shells and rockets that were fired in various parts of the city meanwhile tunisia's defense ministry says as many as thirteen people who were armed and carrying french diplomatic passports tried to cross the border from libya before being disarmed the french embassy in tunisia says there were security guards for the ambassador and the polls have closed after
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indonesia's election in which more than two hundred million people way legible to vote it's a rematch between the current president djoko we doto and former general proper also be until. now but we know very very good that whoever wins we have to remind united we don't have to back as long as it's fair and honest after co we wednesday will support them and if provoked when we will support him to what's important is that we don't fight i mean. i hope off to the selection indonesia could be more developed and peaceful so of course all of us are thinking of how to make this country better. at least one hundred fifty people are missing after a boat sank in the democratic republic of congo it happened on lake kivu on the country's eastern border with wanda about thirty three people have been rescued so far in sudan the ruling military council has socks the prosecutor general and two of his aides which protesters had been demanding demonstrations so have continued
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in khartoum the protesters want civilians to replace the military council the armed forces took control after forcing long time warner omar bashir from office less than a week ago our jerry is constitutional council has a new head command finish was offered the role after his predecessor table a is resigned but anti-government protesters are still maintaining their calls to replace the rest of the country's ruling elite it's you're up to date with the headlines on al-jazeera coming up next it's a documentary of radicalised thursday with this. fake news is a global virus but in indian politics it's becoming a cancer all of these up and structured and manipulate them into what the party is just the sort of you can skew the perception of three hundred diverse pacific rim if you go bargain with the freak news that does start to include as the world's largest democracy goes to the polls how vulnerable are exploited to malicious disinformation. people and power investigates india fake news and agitprop on
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and believably catastrophic day in broward county history it's devastating there are folks that have lost their lives i don't know the number right now it's a fluid scene right now we have multiple swat teams clearing all the buildings it's . sick. i'm speechless i don't know i don't know what's. out. there. and.
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i'm here to see that most of the students we stand together and we're not just one voice for this cause you know we're here as family were here as friends. if you stand by saying we need to pass comments and.


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