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tv   NEWSHOUR  Al Jazeera  April 17, 2019 6:00pm-7:00pm +03

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mission won't be known until may twenty second but in this country there are many organizations independent companies media companies who have a sample of polling stations that they go to join the election and they do so called quick counts in the past many of these companies have been very reliable in fact that the candidates and the general public have relied on some of those results at the moment many or in fact most of those quick count results show the incumbent president joko widodo with a very comfortable lead over the challenger probable sugianto by around nine to ten percent last time in two thousand and fourteen it was the same two candidates in the race joko widodo that time won by six percentage points so if he is if these results can be trusted and if they hold true then he is going to win this election more comfortably than last time he is in the building behind me he just spoke very briefly to a huge media contingent and some of his supporters in fact we believe the president
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may be leaving here very shortly he thanked his supporters he didn't say much else other than to say let's be patient let's wait for more of these results to come and we've also heard not seen from probable so bianco the challenge to this presidency he said that he wants to support his to safeguard the ballots he asked for the supporters to keep calm and to prevent any violence so neither side officially declaring declaring victory or certainly not conceding at this stage but there are pulses the country that as i understand it wayne have yet to vote is that going to impinge upon the overall results. well if this margin of victory of nine to ten percent again holds true then probably not but if it gets close then yes it will certainly give probable so bianco more room to move in terms of these allegations. there have been some
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irregularities in this process he alleged it before the election started and he said if it is true that there has been cheating in this process that he will take one of two measures maybe both go to the constitutional court as he did unsuccessfully in two thousand and fourteen and he will resort to people power getting people onto the streets to try to force this result to be overturned most of the discrepancies on election day took place in the east of the country and pop and luke who was well two provinces where in some cases in hundreds of ballots the election didn't happen at all because some of the equipment needed didn't turn up so the election and some of those places will take place on thursday all right so now wayne thank you very much. we've got a lot more to come on this al-jazeera news hour including. u.s. president donald trump vetoes a congressional resolution which would have ended the u.s. involvement in the war and you have. sudan's protesters keep the pressure on
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military leaders to see how a new ganda office to give asylum to the deposed leader omar al bashir. installed manchester city put full focus on the champions league as they say in the hunt for four major trophies this season peta will have the details. now uganda has said that it will consider giving asylum to sudan's deposed president omar al bashir the foreign ministry has said it will offer to do so despite his indictment by the international criminal court for war crimes meanwhile demonstrations continue in the capital khartoum the ruling military council has heeded some of the protesters demands the site the prosecutor general and to a vis a vis still no headway on the main demand of the demonstrators for civilian rule
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all right let's go live now to our correspondent have a logan who's in khartoum and first of all hear about this ugandan offer what do we know about about that and furthermore the whereabouts of omar al bashir himself. well martine uganda's foreign minister had said that uganda is willing to consider taking into asylum if sudan is ok with it but let's not forget that the military council on the day that the ousted president bashir has said that they're not going to hand him to any foreign power and that he will be placed under house arrest most of the people in the streets or actually all the people in the streets are demanding that he be held accountable he's got an arrest warrant from the international criminal court for work rhymes and crimes against humanity in the western region of dar for so people want to see him held accountable for that but the military council which is running the country at the moment said that they will not hand him over to a foreign power there are reports that he's being held in corporate prison which is where he has sent most of his of enemies back in the days when he was in power but
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the government is saying that they're not happy they or they will not even consider handing him over to uganda or any other country simply because they say that it's going to hurt sudan's so vanity and sudan's stand or position in global sudan's position so we are yet to hear from the government itself about where bashir is but at the moment. it seems like he will be staying in sudan all right and meanwhile there's been another slew of senior officials who've been sacked who've been rapidly dispatched is a consequence of the protesters demands what is the risk the response been from the professional association and the others are they getting any closer to what they actually want. at the moment the sudanese professional association which is spearheading the calls for the protests are saying that they're not any closer to forming a transitional government that's despite the e.u. saying that there's only fifty it's given sudan or the military council only
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fifteen days to form a government the clock is ticking on the military council they have to come together but they're saying that the ball is in the courts of the political parties and the s.b.a. they are saying that it's up to those parties to decide who the prime minister of the country would be and that it has to be somebody independent and that also choosing the members of the cabinet of the transitional government but to martine the issue is that how will the transitional government run the parties don't want to be governed or supervised by the military council and right now that seems to be the issue between the parties and the good and the council all right for now here thank you have been morgan there live from the sudanese capital khartoum. the u.s. says it may consider removing sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism if there's a smooth political transition sudan's been on that list ever since nine hundred ninety three that was when bill clinton was president the designation makes sudan in the eligible for debt relief and from financing from both the i.m.f.
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and the world bank have been efforts by washington to remove sudan from the list in recent years and in twenty seventeen trade and economic sanctions were lifted the government of omar al bashir was accused of financing and supporting groups like hamas and hezbollah and the u.s. is designated them terrorist organizations well that vet in was director of policy for the u.s. special envoy to sudan under president obama is now a nonresident fellow brookings institution and says washington has an opportunity to give sudan the second chance. this discussion is not new it's been part of ongoing bilateral negotiations with the now fallen regime in sudan the discussion is happening again inside the administration here in washington as to whether that doesn't nation could be lifted more quickly so should some of the demands of the protesters be met should
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a civilian led government be put in place should the terms of a transition be articulated right now policymakers in washington are are trying to find a way that they could lift that designation sooner in many ways it prevents debt relief and foreign assistance and other forms of cooperation but above all it's a scarlet letter that really denotes sudan as a kind of pariah state the situation is fast and fluid and and folks in washington are trying to keep abreast of developments in these really critical hours and days i do think both the administration and members of congress could step forward right now and articulate that they're ready to support a transition both by lifting remaining punitive measures such as the state sponsored terrorism does of nation but also by putting some incentives on the table readiness to support debt relief or readiness to restore diplomatic relations in due course should the right steps be taken the secretary of state could make a visit to khartoum washington could indicate that it's ready to designate a new ambassador to sudan which it hasn't had since one thousand nine hundred
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seventy so what happens in sudan in the coming hours and days will be decided by the sudanese people but i do think that washington has an opportunity right now to help give them the best chance of success. at least one hundred fifty people are missing after a boat sank in the democratic republic of congo it was only late chieveley when the country's east cymbalta with rwanda i around thirty three people have been rescued safe. now the french president emmanuel macro has vowed to rebuild within five years a huge fire destroyed its roof and spa the authorities say the eight hundred fifty six year old cathedral is structurally sound donations to help restore it almost a billion dollars 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
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debris that a robot firefighter was used. the legendary gargoyles overflowed espousals 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. 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 when doing our history we've built cities ports churches many have been burned all have been destroyed by wars revolutions by our own fault 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. had
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been undergoing renovation when it became engulfed in flames more than two hundred thousand kilos of lead and thousands of mediæval open beams in the roof court fight easily and fast. four hundred year old paintings hanging high in the cathedral have been damaged but firefighters and staff formed a human chain to save other artifacts. thrones golden candelabras gem incrusted 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 which is here to let all the regions but it's the whole of france but also the whole of humanity because it's a symbol or not only for the christian world 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
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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 world but it will cost many hundreds of millions of dollars more to restore not to down to its former glory twenty four hours after the fire and there is still a sense of shock to believe what you did when you were i felt it out of the 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 you get to see me 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
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restore what it called the heart of the history of france. and live to another of our correspondents in paris natasha back there in the so what's it feel like today does it feel as if there is more relief at what has been saved or is this still a huge amount of sadness that as the loss. well i think there is still a huge amount of sadness of the loss but there's no doubt people thoughts are really turning to rebuilding this cathedral if you look behind me you can see it you can see the back of it's not really gives you a sense of the damage the scaffolding that you see was there before that was the scaffolding that was put in place for the renovation and police investigators believe that this fire started because of the renovation by looking into an accident as the possible cause of it firefighters still very busy you can see them on the rooftop there in their red jackets what they're trying to do is secure the
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structure make sure that it's safe and after that people will be able to access it firefighters engineers architects and that kind of thing to go inside and see what has to be done because we've heard from the french president that he wants not to get the jewel to be rebuilt he's currently in a special cabinet meeting focused solely on rebuilding the monckton with his ministers and they are expected to propose possibly a new nor after the cabinet meeting. it would allow for organization and for financing of this project emanuel michael wants more time to be rebuilt in five years just in time for the parson in pics and it seems as though he might be getting the funds with which to do it i mean. almost a billion dollars is that within the space of twenty four hours also. that's right so we are told that we understand i should say that it's a nearly
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a billion dollars will be raised for not just on the money has been pouring in this idea of rebuilding. restoring it to it's you know think majesté this twelve century building has really touched a chord with people not just in from us but around the world in france major french companies have donated hundreds of millions of dollars that been personal donations around the world to people out offering money and here in paris people offering skills you know all of the sounds crawl speedball would work because of coming forward saying we want to be politic this project says really something which has struck a chord with so many people in paris and around the world but they're all some builders experts architects who say president mark rolls a desire to have this rebuilt in five years is perhaps a little bit ambitious they are saying it could take ten or fifteen is that if that's the sort of time frame that it takes to restore cathedrals of this scale but the president says he wants it to be done as i said in time for the olympics
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whether or not that is realistic of course is not the month i think once the engine is takes actually managed to get in and have a really good look and have a much better idea the trash about to live in paris thank you. coming up in just a few moments evidence will bring us the way that also coming up on this out is there a new. form of inmates the scribes see people buying invest sometimes in their thousands due to the monster poor child abuse. to some of the men and women who survived torture and abuse in ethiopia is most notorious prison. and after dominating in the regular season the tampa bay lightning make unwanted play of history in the n.h.l. .
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welcome spell of quarks weather pushing into northern parts of the middle east over the next couple of days this is a couple where we have seen the deadly floods over the well the past week or so just ravaging a good part of the country sixteen of the thirty four provinces of afghanistan have been affected by flooding in the past twenty four hours alone the worst of the wet weather is making its way further north woods and east with so we got a clearer sloss of weather coming in behind still a chance of one or two showers it has to be said and you notice and they could also just spinning its way across into parts of iran as well such also the fuchsia was sent into iran as we go through the next day or so fun to drive for afghanistan twenty four celsius in the sunshine as we go on into friday then in the final weekend in store dry weather also making its way across northern parts of india you see this area cloud here which is just tracking its way from west to east across
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a good pass over more than india right skies come back in behind this system made its way through really for the temperatures down so we are getting up into the the mid twenty's to some but temperatures on the rise over the next couple of days with highs back up towards the forty's. sponsored town. in syria citizens are collecting evidence in all of the knowledge films shot of crimes committed against civilians moved out of syria in the cold six hundred thousand pages of material so that one day they can bring the assad regime to justice it puts a she will face on the charges it's a dead human face but it's a human tricks syria witnesses for the prosecution on al-jazeera. examining the headlines a collapsed economy believes that many people are struggling to survive setting the
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with shelling overnight five people were killed. tunis is defense minister abdul karim zubaidi says thirteen french nationals with diplomatic passports and weapons was stopped on sunday crossing from libya into tunisia the french embassy in tunisia says. they were security guards for the ambassador. counting is underway and indeed these is presidential and parliamentary elections almost two hundred million people who are eligible to vote it's a repeat of the twenty fourteen election with president joker widowed and facing another challenge from former general. are there speak more about the situation in indonesia now with douglas ramage who's a political analyst in the managing director at the bar group asia indonesia he's joining us live from the capital jakarta thanks for joining us so it does seem
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appears to be is if joe has got it secured another term what does a second term for joko widodo look like. douglas ramage devil scrummage can you hear me yes are great i was just. i was just i'm being rather presumptuous in the seeming there for that joke a weirdo day a given the opinion polls at the moment looks set to take a second term and i was wondering what a second term for joker would look like i think we're having technical difficulties aren't we douglas ramage if you stay where you are we'll try and reconnect with the so we can have a decent conversation but in the meantime we'll look at some other news and donald trump has vetoed a resolution passed by congress which would end u.s.
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military assistance to the saudi u.s. led coalition that is fighting in yemen's war that congress is going uneasy with trump's close relationship with saudi arabia as the war drags on and civilian casualties increase many politicians are upset that the president hasn't condemned saudi arabia over the death of journalist jamal khashoggi also in jordan has more from washington. at least two democratic u.s. senators are calling for congress to override the veto issued by donald trump on tuesday night the u.s. president is vetoing a joint resolution passed by members of the senate and of the house earlier this month. with call of the u.s. military to stop all support for the saudi air coalition in the yemeni civil war the supporters of this measure say that the u.s. is on the wrong side of history that the saudi air war against who the fighters has
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instead created a bass of humanitarian catastrophe in that country which has been under civil war for more than four years the batteries of congress are also angry that the tropic ministration is continuing the pattern of never it big war of going into conflicts around the world without getting the express permission of congress first and they're also trying to express their disapproval and the light of the fact that in their view no what has been held fully accountable for the burger of saudi writer jamal khashoggi back in october it is widely assumed that the saudi crown prince mohammed bin sol bond may have been behind the plotting of murder and so for those three reasons congress said that it should have some sort of limit placed a u.s. military action in yabut however the u.s. president says that he has the constitutional right to deploy the military wherever
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he sees fit both for us national security purposes every u.s. foreign policy purposes he said that if he approved this joint resolution number said that it would set a very bad precedent for u.s. policy going forward the question now can congress figure out how to reverse the veto and have this resolution take effect in a couple of weeks tight. areas opposition posses i. former diplomats say they won't take part in the july presidential election they're angry about the use of violence against anti-government protesters and accuse the interim government of wasting time the announcement comes after algeria's interim president carter ben sala appointed come out as the new head of the powerful constitutional council. decided not to take part and not to accept not supervise and not run for the elections under the current political regime they are trying to buy time to weaken
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the popular peaceful uprising we condemn any way to resort to violence against demonstrators and we condemn the practices against the previous marches were renew our call for a real transitional period that is reasonable and acceptable. that the administration of ethiopia's south eastern somali state has announced plans to turn a recently clothes prison into a museum the other day in jail in the regional capital digger was used for more than ten years to systematically abuse and kill political dissidents their relatives and other inmates mohamed odeh reports. i met joe hubbell spent four years in this prison in appalling conditions and all for criticizing the regional administration. it's a place he comes back to with great reluctance. saida into
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the four years i spent here what the deck is to my life most of them was spent in this room which was of a crowded with inmates we were beaten and tortured several times every day. the former regional president abdul muhammad is accused of using to go to central prison also known as daily to dump his opponents. he used the hated lou police force he set up to our arrest and then torture the inmates human rights watch says that rape and murder was routine the former inmates showed us that tiny rooms where they were held and where most of the torture took place they were forced to sit they say in rule c. which sometimes for days in these underground bunkers. twenty five year old junaid muhammed was held at the prison for a tease. doctors have told him he will never walk again because of a severe spinal injury. and he later. and the line would remove
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i was arrested while holding camels and within days was sentenced to life imprisonment then the torture began they would hang me from the ceiling and beat the soles of my feet and bang with sticks and plastic pipes and they broke my spine but that didn't stop them from continuing to torture me. the jail also had a woman swing well former inmates a great pause an intrinsic tool of torture there was no saddam had given them a dime for money a moslem was held here for ten years later that they will call for some of the girls in the middle of the not only for them to come back to the cell shaking shivering and crying we knew what was going on it was right for much describe see people buying in their souls sometimes in their thousands due to the monster torture and abuse that went on of the day and they say there was little oversight or scrutiny during the decade the former president was in. the former president is now in jail in the capital addis ababa on placing charges for
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crimes committed while in office. the region's new president a former employee of the united nations to close the prison a few months ago as part of a package of changes this was a systemic problem and most of the people who also committed these crimes in some ways will in some ways look to themselves. live in the. police officers were told to do this that's not excuse what they have done but the point is we don't want to. spend our time choosing. the level of he says but at the highest level people who are responsible including the president of the really now we need to. the problem now is to tun the prison into museum but even before bought happens people have been flocking here to see for themselves the facility that's become a symbol for one of the periods of the region's history.
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to ghaith european. egypt's parliament has rubber stamped constitutional amendments that could keep president abdel fattah el-sisi in power for another decade the parliament voted five hundred thirty one to twenty two in favor they'll give the military a more formal role in the country's politics a referendum will also be held to approve the change is a farm me as an associate professor of political science at long island university and she explains why she believes the measures are a challenge to democracy in egypt. with these constitutional amendments do is put the executive branch or the president above the parliament and the judiciary with the military solidifying power around that now when we think about what constitutions are supposed to be for constitutions are essentially the contract between the state and society where essentially the constitution is it a protect the rights of civilians with this constitution is now designed to protect
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is the c.c. regime which is very different than essentially a constitution is all about it also removes a lot of procedural protections and checks on contracts and bidding and military role in the economy it actually removes all of those checks and so essentially this constitution is not just not in keeping with democracy and human rights and the root of the arab spring it actually does solidify military authoritarian rule in egypt. the first shipment of humanitarian aid from the red cross has arrived in venezuela president with the opposition have been accused of politicizing aid during their long power struggle the red cross' valve's it will not accept independent interference is alexander m.p.'s he has more from in colombia close to the venezuelan border. the first shipment of landed in caracas main airport on tuesday after much armed wrestling between the venezuelan government and the
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opposition your rival the aid was complicated by the fact that president nicolas maduro four years the night the existence of an economic crisis in the country let alone trying to address it and this had been further complicated by the fact that opposition force oblique tried to enter aid that was sent here on the border between colombia and venezuela by the united states in which the government of venezuela thought it was a political tool to try and push nicolas maduro out of office but now this first shipment did indeed arrive since the worsening of the situation inside the country convinced my daughter to reach a deal with the international red cross and the off position the red cross will be responsible for the distribution of this aid and to make sure to avoid any
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possibility that this aid to will be politicized by any of the factions in the country. well president mahmoud mentioned the first aid delivery on in the television address and he said previous attempts to deliver aid from the united states were a smokescreen to cover an american intervention. money. called a cynical hypocritical false narrative of humanitarian aid it was neither aid nor humanitarian it was a politicized show of the u.s. and colombian governments to intervene in venezuela you already know that right and the venezuelan people stood up and defeated the show of false humanitarian aid twenty third are we going back to the scene of the indonesian elections there are opinion polls that are suggesting that the incumbent jirga with data is doing rather nicely in those polls however we can now speak to douglas ramage who is a political analysts in the managing director. group asia indonesia he's joining us
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from jakarta can you hear me douglas rummages the first question yes i can great first it looks as though jeff. is has got it then for a second term and i was trying to ask you what you think a second term agenda we don't is rule in and in these it would look like. well if indeed the national election commission confirms the joke we as one second term what we can expect frankly is more of the same so president will put a heavy emphasis on development of infrastructure social welfare and very incremental approach is to reform efforts to try to attract a little bit more foreign direct investment which. generally that's been a good thing in terms of the grace for the indian easy an economy this investment in infrastructure around the country not just in the main metropolitan areas.
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i'm sorry could you repeat the question please ok but he's a his emphasis has been in investment in infrastructure which has clearly been a good thing for the country. yes it has and in fact voters tell tell us in polling that the infrastructure is felt nationwide so i think this has been a significant factor voters are finding their lives or improved logistics costs are going down the business community likes it as well so i think we'll continue to see that emphasis on infrastructure development in a second job we term there was a suggestion that data was being criticized for perhaps not being eventually religious enough and that it was suggested that he's choice of running mate was an attempt to assuage those concerns has that become an e.c.g. think people voted on the president and his running mate together.
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i think the issue of religion in politics has become acute in indonesia dentally politics is absolutely central now and think about it vote polls tell us that president york we has a seventy percent approval rating yet if today's exit.


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