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this is al jazeera. again i'm peter w. watching the news live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes cambodia's main opposition party is dissolved after being accused of plotting a coup. in u.s. withdrawal collective efforts must be made to restore things to normal seeking regional stability saudi arabia and from sphenoids concerns about iranian influence . zimbabwe in limbo big question to remain on what happens next now the military is in control. and in support peru are the final team to qualify for next year's world cup. fans celebrating south american country returned to the final for the first time for nine people.
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to begin this news hour in cambodia where the supreme court has dissolved the main opposition party the government filed a lawsuit accusing the cambodian national rescue party of plotting a coup now that ruling paves the way for the prime minister who can send to win next year's elections right mcbride has the latest from phnom penh. the decision by the supreme court came after a day of deliberations held amidst the tightest of security in downtown phnom penh the main opposition c n n r p party is to be the result and one hundred eighteen of its senior officials are banned from taking part in politics for five years this decision had been expected by the c n r p it had effectively ceased to function as a party a number of its and p's are in exile or are in hiding or are fearful of arrest its
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leader cam sorcha was arrested two months ago for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government it is based on a recording of a meeting he had with supporters overseas where he spoke about replacing the government the opposition party says he was merely talking about change through the ballot box according to the ruling c.p.p. party here and its long time prime minister hun sen it amounted to threatening insurrection with this move effectively removes the major obstacle that he was facing in next year's crucial and elections he will still face opposition but it will be from a number of smaller parties that will likely not have time to war going to themselves effectively to unseat him sen has been in power now in cambodia for three decades he says he's determined to rule for another ten years and this
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decision today seems to pave the way for him to do that. well that court ruling is just the latest move in a crackdown against critics and dissent many opposition members have escaped the country in the last few months fearing arrest in august the cambodia daily one of the country's biggest english language newspapers was forced to close after being handed a seven billion dollar tax bill foreign radio broadcasters radio free asia and voice of america have also been accused of dodging tax critics say the prime minister hussein is stifling opposition voices ahead of an election judge all for next year he's been in power for more than thirty two years valerie jiang is an associate fellow ishaq institute he says the court decision is likely to bring more uncertainty to cambodia. it think no new turn in politics to walk out of one party state so that really you
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know bring cambodia into high and second. according to what we have all the. prime minister hun sen our the. solution of the opposition party than you can see certain political impact on the court decision we have two opposing views from the government and from the opposition the government perceive that that was a plot to proper down the government through. what they call it and therefore. it is a political motivated move by the ruling party to eliminate the threat. or the threat to the power status quo so it's a quite controversial perspective here when we look at the court ruling. lebanon's prime minister saad hariri has accepted an offer from the french
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president emmanuel micro to visit paris the french foreign minister in the saudi capital riyadh where he had announced his resignation that happened two weeks ago the lebanese president michel i tweeted today that he hopes the country's political crisis is over. i reiterated france's concern with respect to lebanon stability independence and sovereignty from any foreign intervention all faiths and sex in lebanon need to be respected collective efforts must be made to restore things to normal after the resignation of prime minister saad hariri. well also in the past few hours the saudi foreign minister has denied allegations that mr how do you agree is being held against his will of late and. the prime minister is living in saudi arabia under his own will he's resigned and with respect to his return to lebanon it's in his hands he can leave when he wants well as my feet of ice has hezbollah is the root of the problems in lebanon there is
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a need to find ways to deal with them there are concrete steps in this regard so let's get more on this for years in a holder now from beirut. many are calling it a face saving deal assad or how did he and his family their faith really was open to question for nearly two weeks since his shock resignation from the saudi capital many in lebanon including the president believe that he was forced to resign by the saudi authorities and that he and his family were being held hostage the president even using very strong language accusing saudi arabia of carrying out an act of aggression against lebanon sovereignty france a weighed in to mediated in this crisis the french president confirming that the how did he and his family will be traveling to paris soon and that he will be spending a few days in paris and sources close to the prime minister the resign prime minister in beirut say that he will be coming to lebanon without setting a date to submit his resignation in person now the lebanese president saying that
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he welcomes this and he's saying that the crisis is now over but it is not over because once had to be resigned there could be a period of prolonged political crisis here who is going to replace the prime minister you need a consensus candidate for political stability to be maintained in lebanon and clearly there is a pro saudi camp pro iran camp the resignation was seen as a saudi move against iran targeting the iranian proxy hezbollah and lebanon so the situation is still very tense there is still political differences on the ground but at least the fate of the prime minister is now clear and that within the next forty eight hours according to sources he could be in the french capital joining us live is coming to me a political analyst and founder of the center of american strategic studies in beirut what happens come or was not if that resignation that people have questioned if hariri goes to paris or if indeed he returns to be rude and that resignation stands what happens then. well then the president would be free for to
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call for consultation and based on the consultation will find a consensus as a brian minister most likely mr how do you do you will be name again if he wished to be named and he will be invited to form the government but we have to remember he will be under a lot of pressure from the persian gulf mostly mostly the sudanese to maybe isolate or not have his what in part of the government which we if he decide to do that we will not have a government in lebanon because hezbollah is the main component of the lebanese political structure and no one can put. aside from what the political is taking shape in lebanon and when the saudi foreign minister talks about hezbollah and concrete steps that was his phrase not mine when he talks about hezbollah and concrete steps in the same sentence what does that mean in real terms
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for you. well obviously the foreign minister he's been declaring war against hezbollah for a very long time so that's part of the rhetoric the so direct i'm sure. hezbollah be very much attention because that present that direct threat an eminent threat against lebanese stability is hezbollah accused a saudi arabia for inviting. lebanon on behalf of this is this is a continuation of the threat lebanon would not come any threat from still get a b. or any other country so i think hezbollah will take that under consideration i asked them that they will have a response but the president of the country he very strong message to the sudanese consider there is a hostile one against the sovereignty of lebanon we have to remember live on as
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a democratic state a sovereign state. election at the process where some other country do not and basically hezbollah got elected the only way you can get them out of politics by voting against them and that's not going to happen anytime soon but surely there are serious questions here to be addressed because it's the domino effect of hezbollah what they do and who they are connected to and it's also partly can i suggest to you about iranian ambition to create an arc of influence from north to south and that's something that's a red line for the saudis and also for the israelis. that is very true but we have to remember that israeli are very much involved against a sister company in yemen and they actually they blockade the sanction against against another start country they involved in the war in syria and they are very very much more involved in the war in iraq so they're not really innocent
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bystanders by all means but in the end lebanon have to look for its interest with then who can support. grandstand ok let me interrupt you there because we're not actually having a conversation about what israel is or is not allegedly doing across the region yes of course israel has done stuff in syria but it says its official line is we are simply reacting to what's going on near our border area can you just address my central question about ambitions displayed and well documented on the part of the iranian leadership when it comes to creating this arc of influence i think. the iranian have influence in lebanon that's very obvious they actually supported hezbollah they supported them during during the invasion of and created hezbollah but in the end hezbollah is the lebanese and it will remain eleven years
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and that the and every and that. maintain their relationship and i don't think that's going to change anytime soon ok we have to leave it there in beirut many thanks. a south african delegation is in zimbabwe to mediate a way out of the political crisis there the army seized power on weapons state and placed the president robert mugabe under house arrest it was angered by the sacking of the vice president last week has more now from the zimbabwean capital harare. meeting members from the army officials and the mugabe family officials on speaking so all the theories about how the scenarios could play out it's all just speculation nothing has been confirmed one source is saying that the catholic church is helping to mediate the political crisis and if it's alleging that president robert mugabe a want to respect the constitution of the party he wants them to wait until the
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december conference where delegates will be in a vote and decide whether he should step down as leader of the party and president of the country opposition parties are calling for a transitional government a unity government and they say that they want this government to involve all political players within zimbabwe and there's one suggestion not confirmed that they want the former vice president. to be part of this unity government for now it is. come out and put it on record. because morgan still to come here in the news hour for you including these stories greece assesses the damage after flash flooding killed at least fifteen people there some believe the disaster could have been prevented. and scientists believe they found a planet much like earth in a solar system eleven light years away. and in sports things get a little. is here with that story in about thirty minutes.
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six police officers were killed in an explosion in the afghan capital kabul security forces say a number of civilians also died an explosion happened at a main road it's believed it was a suicide bomb attack close to a political gathering at least eighteen people including four female suicide bombers were killed in a series of blasts in the northeast of nigeria twenty nine others were injured in the attacks in that. on the outskirts of my degree city because iran has been active in that area group has killed at least twenty thousand people since two thousand and nine when it began a campaign against the nigerian government. from lagos. and what looked like a coordinated attack on one again we have. walked into town one of them run into a house degenerated our device killing
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a woman instantly child was killed in similar circumstance when a female suicide bomber hugged the child and did it i devise but the most victims were killed. even in prayer together to save their late evening prayer. walked into the crowd and. initial reports said at least nine people died instantly then the fourth female suicide bomber panicked and detonated our device in the process killing us up on one or two other bystanders string tonight people are currently in hospital receiving treatment funeral services i've been holding since morning in my degree i saw people try to bury the dead now the military has stepped up its operations against the court i'm in the northeast of the country and book when i was also responding in its own way the military has claimed several victories in the past few weeks or so. attacking positions from the air and on land and but what i'm also in one video released recently claim to have recorded some
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successes against a military killing some soldiers and also taken some weaponry so the fight in the north east is not yet over it's our continuing effort as the military said and they walking the military spokesman said they are walking very hard to ensure the book what i mean is finally decimated and defeated. the iranian president hassan rouhani is promising to find the builders who constructed poorly designed buildings that came down in the us quake on sunday and his five hundred thirty people died when the magnitude seven point three quake struck the mountainous iran iraq border. region survivors a building temporary shelters with whatever they can find a way. to get them meanwhile engineers in northern iraq are carrying out repairs. damaged by the quake. reports from the iranian border. is vital for northern iraq it provides water and electricity to around two million
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people but supplies are threatened after some base birth quake on the border between iraq and iran cracks have appeared and engineers are trying to repair the damage to reduce the risk of flooding for now at least no leaks have been spotted. he said that we don't have time for about the total damage we can see. inspection trying to identify the damage under the water rights report also gradually draining water to decrease the pressure. is one of the many iraqis who rely on the damage he's a policeman and lives right next to the giant structure on the diyala river the father of four is worried about his family's safety. when it sure doesn't work with my colleagues. in panic tumbling on to us from the hills when i arrived
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home my youngest son was so scared there were lots of cracks on the walls he spent the night together now his wife and children have been packed off to his in-laws just in case while engineers assess the damage. people living near by the dam are anxious about the results of the risk assessment reports if they're required to leave because of the danger they want to know what kind of government assistance they will get whether they will be given a new home all lent to be able to continue their lives the policeman has to keep working with them to provide for his family until the engineers find a solution he says he'll be sleeping out in the open along with his neighbors. al-jazeera they're going to come in northern iraq. greece has declared a day of mourning after these fifteen people were killed in flash flooding on the
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western outskirts of athens and more bad weather is on the way john psaropoulos reports now from the flooded area of magara. bulldozers are trying to push this river back into its bed tarantula rain swelled it so much that it burst its banks and sliced through a network of roads. this flood came before dawn catching people in bed some drowned in their apartments others were found in their front yards two bodies washed out to sea the body of one woman was found in the street even this dog couldn't outrun the water the mayor has opened up the town hall for people who have nowhere to sleep because their houses are ruined. it is a catastrophe a biblical proportions the entire town was flooded before daylight the water came with the force carrying materials with it and blocking drains cars were swept away and people were trapped in their houses some climbed on to their roofs nothing like this has happened before the damage is still being assessed but dozens of homes and
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businesses have been destroyed until wednesday this was a doctor's waiting room there's nothing left of this flower shop stock and equipment are destroyed the owner has lived next door for over fifty years and was lucky to escape alive. i always leave this window open a crack and i heard the moan of the torrent and came out and i shouted to my grandchildren to get out of bed by the time we were out of the house the water was already flooding in it took seconds the manholes in the street broke open and the water was jumping two meters up into the air the water came into the others house a metre high destroying everything she owns even her clothes are unusable she saved just her dressing gown this is partly a manmade disaster people who grew up here remember the drive that used to run through this intersection so. six years ago it was built over but the piping used
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wasn't wide enough to carry the torrential rain down to the sea and the area flooded even when it was rebuilt eighteen years ago the same thing happened but other factors may also play a role in the mountains above most recently devastated by fire the loss of vegetation means heavy rain more easily eroded the soil the cleanup here will take days or weeks but repairing the damage to people's lives will take months or years jumpstart ople us al-jazeera mega. turkey's foreign ministry has suspended a quarter of its diplomats service suspected ties to the failed coup of last year the foreign minister. shah bushnell says the suspensions were based on what he called quote serious documents more than fifty thousand people including security officials military personnel and civil servants have been detained since july of last year at. a ceremony in new york is honoring journalists around the world who faced intimidation paris mint and imprisonment in the past year thirty four
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journalists were killed in the field while more than two hundred fifty others were jailed his gabriel and his own daughter. any labrat evening gala but for a cause to fight for press freedom the committee to protect journalists one of the top organizations that defends the rights of journalists to work without fear of reprisal honoring several reporters for their courage. one is our friend nasser a yemeni reporter and blogger who now lives in exile in sweden after receiving death threats in her native country for her critical reporting of the government yemen remains one of the most difficult places in the world for journalists to report from and nasser says it's about more to herself you know a word to me it's not only for me it goes to all yemeni joining this was behind bars who refused to be part of the book and the system it's also to pay tribute to all men to know this was despite all the obstacles are trying to put yemen in the
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media agenda nasser was one of several people honored with a press freedom award but there were others as well. there also journalists being recognized from cameroon thailand and mexico a reminder that threats against journalists exists in all corners of the world now more than ever according to the latest data thirty four journalists have been killed while doing their jobs so far this year and last year two hundred fifty nine journalists were imprisoned and today fifty five journalists remain missing. al jazeera journalist mahmud hussein was detained in egypt when he arrived in cairo on a personal visit to see family he's been held for over three hundred thirty days for what the government has called spreading false news al-jazeera categorically denies
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the charges against him and demands his immediate release egypt is one of the saddest stories in the world right now because before the uprising in two thousand and eleven there were no journalists in jail and maybe there was one you know from here to here we're not journalists murder now it is the third leading killer of journalists on any evening when people who care deeply about press freedom spoke out to say the time has come to recognize journalism is not a crime gabriel is on. new york. the conference is taking place in argentina child labor and it's aiming to end the practice worldwide by twenty twenty five but it is still a major issue in the host nation mr is about. making bricks is no easy task for. he's worked in this factory for months he says he seventeen years old. it's very difficult to know how much weight i'm carrying
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i would love to do something else but i cannot we all barely survive with the money we make here. idealy is working in the province of go to the wall with his sister who is sixteen. just outside the city of core the law there are dozens of brick making factories like this one. working conditions are very regulated many workers are reluctant to talk and don't want their ages known child labor is common here but if caught employers could be jailed people here are paid around twenty five dollars for every thousand bricks they produce and that's why many children end up working in places like this one so that they can help their families produce more. because their pay varies sometimes a worker with extra help you sable to cut up to three thousand bricks a day. families many from bolivia live inside the factory the landowner rents around the hector of land to
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a middle man who is in charge of running the business. the sand i have been doing this for years now they run this factory if you look into it is a tough business and now that we are running it we are a bit better i don't want my children doing this they are studying to have a better life most here continue to struggle. is five the brick factory is his playground he lives here with his mother who allowed us to tell his story. i like to ride my bike he told us but when i come from school i help my mother with the bricks it's culture and need that have children living and working in places like this one at least eleven have died in factory related incidents in court of the law in the past eight years. workers union leaders denounce child exploitation and are trying to raise awareness about factory conditions. and brick
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makers have to produce a lot to pay the rent and that puts a lot of pressure in some cases it is up to twenty five percent of the production we are working hard to try to eradicate charlie and we have achieved a lot but we need more control. arjun times are proud of laws that protect workers and children. but many areas all around the country remain where those continue to be ignored. argentina. here's everton with the weather now all this rain in greece when's it moving on yes it is that is the problem peter i'm afraid we're probably looking at the end of the weekend before we see the back of this this particular system we're talking about yesterday the day before that and the day before that is the same area of low pressure that's been stuck around central parts of the mediterranean swirling away in the same kind of area causing problems across italy the balkans and of course across greece says that area of low pressure then that we are talking about is what's known as
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a cutoff low so it has no steering it's not getting pushed out of the way and we're going to see more heavy rain coming in as we go on through the next couple days central parts of italy hundred fifty nine millimeters of rain in the last twenty four hours or so the last couple of days has seen around two hundred twenty six millimeters of rain here should be about seventy millimeters of rain for the entire month of november so that's a huge amount of rainfall in the macedonia hundred eighty nine millimeters of rain of course as we come down into grace if we go with more of those awful pitches across the area this is just to the west of athens where of course we did see the flooding rains come through take a wider here this is pictures taken from drone that made its way across the area here and you can see just how expansive the flooding has become as i say begin to see further heavy showers going on through the remainder of thursday going on into friday and then signs of something a little dry for sas day hopefully finally clearing pater by sunday. evident thanks
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welcome back you're watching out zero news aren't heated over here in doha your headline so far today cambodia supreme court has dissolved the main opposition
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party the government accuse the cambodian national rescue party of plotting a coup one hundred eighteen members have been banned from politics for five years it was seen as the only viable contender to prime minister who sends will in next year's parliamentary elections. a south african delegations in zimbabwe to mediate a way out of the political crisis is speaking to members of the army president mugabe his family and his and p.f. party the military seized power on weapons day and placed mugabe under house arrest . lebanon's prime minister saad hariri has accepted an offer from the french president emmanuel macron to this embarrass the lebanese president michel aoun tweeted that he hopes the country's political crisis is now over hariri announced his resignation in riyadh two weeks ago. at least a million children in yemen are at risk of an outbreak of diptheria because vaccines are being blocked from entering the country that's according to a joint statement by three u.n. agencies now on monday saudi arabia said it would reopen some yemeni ports and
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airports but the u.n. wants the blockade to be lifted completely out of the dough is in djibouti where aid deliveries are waiting to be shipped. frustration is growing with in the aid community based here in djibouti they have been unable to deliver a much needed aid to yemen for more than ten days now they say the ships are ready lauded with much needed medical supplies for the colorado response as well as food needed by malnourished children in yemen but they have not gotten the go ahead from the coalition led by so did a bia to dock into the port of the day that which they say is where they've been delivering aid ever since the human humanitarian response began so far they have been warmly able to take stuff about seventy of them working for the united nations
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and other international organizations to the port of other than now they say the coalition has allowed them to dock into the port of other alone and they say that is not logistically. possible for them because much of the aid is supposed to be delivered to the north and part of yemen and they say they that is the ideal port for them and that landing the aid in other than will only force them to go through just to go challenges including passing through land being held by tribal militias and they say anything could happen. well joining us here in the studio is i mean the director of the u.n. it's us middle east and north africa bureau welcome to the news how do we measure how big this problem is. it's a huge problem for the yemeni people it's a tragedy of time almost twenty one million people are in need of humanitarian assistance that of course there are various degrees of assistance and needs but some of them are really facing. horrible times hunger diseases. starvation
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for some of them. mobility freedom of movement. no income no access to health services they're facing a big demick we've seen the cholera outbreak there are they are in danger of the fear and other diseases if vaccines do not reach people and if they don't have access to medical services adequate one we see these children who are walking skeletons that shouldn't have been. in our time today we saw in a report and we're looking at the pictures right now is this blockade a total blockade or as of today is it just a partial blockade as of today fortunately they have been lift of some of the. u.n. vessel came in an air of an air flight and has united nations humanitarian airlines was allowed to land in and i don't own a regular program but look we have four hundred forty staff members international
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inside. yemen in sana'a are there and other places they need to move in and out we also need to have this. at least attend to some of the says it is be the medical evacuation of a staff who are facing medical problems but more than that i think we need a total airlift of air sea and land so that supplies can go to all the population everywhere and who's talking to whom to make sure that happens and what kind of response are you getting when i think the international community talking to the coalition and u.n. also collectively stalkings the coalition i think there are also other security issues of course that contributed to this is to ration where there are many stories not only the brocade there's a war that's going on there is. there is no access for humanitarian supplies and the fact that yemen traditionally the bendigo eighty to ninety percent of it is
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supplies commercial medical or otherwise on imports and through the private sector that almost all vanished and the country is in the state where it is now this idea of a major outbreak of diptheria is bad enough we've spent a lot of time on this channel talking about the color epidemic that's just around the corner and has been although there is color already as we speak also saying that you know people on the ground cannot do what they want to do what they need to do or are they doing other things waiting for. they say to iraq they're doing other things with supplies that they have in the country but the warning is very clear vaccines have to come in the next to the suv each. other every demick and other. catastrophes as far as health is concerned if people are not vaccinated in time and syria i imagine is a little bit like color if that theory gets a grip it's like wildfire it spreads very quickly and it utterly decimates people it's very dangerous this image people what's your central message we were talking
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about the saudis saying we're going to lift the blockade if you had this opportunity to say something to the saudis what would it be well i have the balls to actually say something it is a coalition at large to say something to the warring factions to say something to the. who are who are blocking some parts of yemen to have total access to humanitarian community to deliver they also allow commercial shipping to resume that's where they are many people got their living and they're with safety and their protection so. their lives they depend on these important imports are in the hands of the commercial sector they need to return and operate in yemen about many thanks. now despite recent agreements brokered by russia turkey and iran the fighting in syria continues and many people many of the people who stayed in the country are pessimistic about any possible breakthrough osama bin laden our ports from the turkey syria border. more syrian soldiers and militia
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fighters from iran backed groups in syria and iraq have arrived and. it's been a week since the syrian government scheme that it took isis last stronghold since then i said has launched dozens of attacks and its fighters hiding in tunnels inside the city managed to take back most of the town on the syria iraq border. assad's forces have also come under attack by opposition fighters in the suburbs of the capital damascus this is one of the largest military barracks belonging to the syrian regime in eastern guta since january it has exchanged hands several times. but the rebel small gains are no match for the government's air superiority fighter jets have continued to target opposition areas to the more. ways the escalation if that's what is called the planes didn't spare any neighborhood more than sixty people injured here the hospitals are full of civilians dying because of the lack of medicine as government forces gain ground against rebels are nice and they
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renewed their calls for u.s. soldiers to leave the statement from syria's foreign office came a day after u.s. secretary of state quote walking away from syria this week in attacks comes as world leaders agreed to reduce the number of civilian casualties but inside syria people say that another security council meeting with continued to fail to prevent attacks. earlier this year the world reacted in almost unanimous condemnation to the images of suffocating children the u.n. found the assad regime responsible for the chemical attack in qana which killed dozens of people the government denied responsibility and russia questions about the attack itself britain's foreign secretary accused russia for consistently choosing to cover up for the sun as the mandate for the un joint investigative mechanism expires the u.s. and russia are presenting rival bids for how to investigate future chemical attacks russia has so far vetoed nine resolutions on syria and more than six years into
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this war world leaders are still making statements as attacks against civilians continue with impunity some of the job it out of their. human rights watch has uncovered new cases of meanwhile security forces raping raping the women and girls this new report accuses troops of using rape as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign in rakhine state some victims did manage to escape but they have spoken out scott higher than from naypyidaw these two hengist sisters fifteen and eighteen years old fled the mungo district in rakhine state when myanmar security forces launched a violent campaign it followed attacks on security post by russian jew rebels in august the sisters say their mother and father were killed and they say they were both raped by soldiers they are now in a refugee camp across the border in bangladesh were protecting their identity yeah . fifty soldiers came to our house after killing our family members ten of them
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entered our they started beating us and stripped us by cutting our clothes with machetes and plates then they started breaking us. hearing the girls the screams neighbors rushed to their house when the soldiers went to intervene the two made their escape according to a human rights watch report just released the rape of the sisters as part of a widespread problem the report accuses me and my security forces of raping women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing over the last three months. they interviewed fifty two range of women and girls twenty nine said they had been raped before they fled to bangladesh all but one of the rapes were gang rapes earlier in the week the myanmar military released its findings from an internal investigation of its soldiers conduct in rakhine they said that there was no wrongdoing including sexual violence human rights watch called the report a whitewash total impunity and that's the issue i mean no one within the myanmar
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military is being held responsible for this sexual violence or for any other human rights atrocities that are being perpetrated on the rohingya it's a it's a clean clean clean slate they let it they let it all go on and then they denied all human rights watch has called on the un security council to impose an arms embargo on me and maher and to go after those military leaders responsible for human rights violations with targeted sanctions for the sisters living in a refugee camp in bangladesh the damage is already done saying they're trying to heal but will never get back what they lost it's got other al-jazeera naypyidaw or . now the deposed president of catalonia as parliament is planning to run in next month spanish regional elections calloused preachment is choosing pro independence candidates to join him he plans to manage the campaign from belgium where he and four of his cabinet members are facing extradition to spain on charges of sedition
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and rebellion months regional government held a vote last month on splitting away from spain. what they are doing to us is so absurd we ran a campaign and won elections and our not being able to take charge of our duties because of what we had proposed during our campaign it's illegal and such a serious anomaly must be evident i can't understand how people don't realize this nonsense i run for elections i win and then i can't be elected president by a parliament even though the majority of the citizenship said so we must denounce it. leaders from around the world have joined talks in germany on how to slow down global warming china is the world's biggest emitter of c o two and is beginning to change its habits it once is nearly two hundred million car owners to move over to electric vehicles with huge incentives for producers and buyers start asking reports now from beijing. this is how china sees its near future blue skies and the
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soothing sound of electric vehicles roaming the city streets present day more often looks like this research shows that one third of air pollution in china comes from petrol and diesel cars that's why the government recently decided that traditionally fuel cars are a thing of the past and like france and britain wants to ban them in the next few decades when gendang bought his electric car two years ago he didn't have to go through the license plate lottery a government measure to limit traffic he also got his car much cheaper because of a government subsidy of up to fifteen thousand dollars and unlike petrol and diesel fuel cars he can drive an any part of the city anytime he wants as long his car has enough power. once i was about to go to a charging station with mine they were geisha led me into the wrong place there was no charging station and not a single person around i was forced to call
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a rescue team in china more than half a million people bought an electric car last year that's half of all electric cars sold worldwide forcing the government to quickly build more charging stations it's been hard to keep up with the demand and car batteries often don't last much more than two hundred kilometers this by government incentives electric cars are still not that popular here in china many consider them impractical and ugly but producers are trying very hard to make electric cars more fashionable car makers are increasingly pressure to produce electric cars a recently announced attractive credit system allows companies to make money selling carbon credit quota to traditional car makers but some experts believe the government's plan is unrealistic and they question the benefits of electric cars if we want to. replace all the traditional cars in the nest through take it that this is a lion this is
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a fundamentalist scientific lie to the world greenpeace says china's rapid switched to electric cars as a positive step to combat climate change but the environmental groups asked it's by far not enough because seventy percent of the country's power plants are using coal a major emitter of greenhouse gas if we really want a clean future and we really want to count that and climate change only pushing for the actual vehicle is not enough we need to at the same time push for a face out of cause of hope that. saving the planet or not. driving an electric car is more about saving money than it's about reducing emissions pain the government still needs to work on as well as. beijing. still ahead here on the news for you the wait is over peru make a return to football's biggest stage after more than thirty details in the sports
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news with ira when we come back.
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scientists have discovered an earth like planet eleven light years away from us dubbed the ross one to eat green it's the water's warm rocky environment may support life the new world was found after more than a decade of intensive space monitoring us and a gala. earth like planets of been discovered before but ross one twenty eight b. may be the most significant yet it's about the same size and temperature is earth
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and revolves around a so-called quiet star so doesn't get blasted with harmful radiation it took scientists more than a decade to discover ross one twenty eight b. using a planet seeking program and an observatory based in chile but the still much we don't know the planet can't be observed directly so it's hard to say whether an atmosphere or water exist if you think the time of the low thirty's but it gives scientists important clues about potential life outside our solar system when new so-called super telescopes come online in the next few years scientists may well look for red dwarf stars like the one that ross one twenty eight b. rotates around other notable discoveries like the earth size trappist planets and proxima bay were made around similar stars and in the case of proxima be a even closer to our solar system to date nasa's exoplanet archive includes more than three thousand alien worlds most are on inhabitable but there are a few dozen earth twin's that from a distance look like our own but ross one twenty eight b.
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has been described as special and may go further than any other discovery in answering the question about whether we're alone in the universe and gallacher al-jazeera. so i'm supposed to use this for peter thank you so much peru have secured the final spot at next year's world cup in russia it's the first time they've made the final since one thousand nine hundred two the south americans now up their spot by beating new zealand to nil in their intercontinental play off hi this is the fifth time they'll be appearing at the world cup the celebrations of their qualification went long into the night al-jazeera is mariama sanchez was in the thick of things in. now there. is a feast thousands of pounds of come to the center of the notice district to celebrate
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this historic match between can you see land that i see historic because ruby hands have been waiting for more than three days for this day. hi prudence later the world cup was in spain and nineteen. that. killed for decades bruschi was unable to get to the world cup. now there is a long hair of out of hours marching through the center of this with thousands of fans celebrating here and millions of pounds all around through celebrating. millions of people were waiting for this day for many many years but there are generations yet they've never seen rupi late at a world cup. people
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indeed are very happy tonight of course now people are still here they hope that the team will meet. next here for now the celebration meal. at the world cup and the celebrations continue the government has declared the first day. holiday for everyone to celebrate. there are thirty two teams that will. russia next year and every spot has now been decided from the east asian region you have japan and south korea who have qualified automatically as well as australia who go to their fourth straight world cup moving further west around and saturday of saudi arabia are the other two teams to automatically qualify from asia of course the host nation russia will be
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committing competing from europe defending champions germany booked their tickets alongside belgium france european champions portugal sweden croatia switzerland denmark iceland serbia england poland and spain five teams from africa will be at the world cup egypt make a return for the first time since one thousand nine hundred ninety eight and are joined by morocco nigeria senegal and to newseum mexico costa rica and panama advance from the congo confederation the usa of course didn't make it while from south america we know brazil europe why argentina colombia and peru will also be in russia next year while italy didn't make it as a result ventura has paid the price venture a has been fired as italy's national coach in the wake of the country's playoff loss to sweden the four time champions fail to reach the world cup for the first time since one thousand nine hundred fifty eight russia's chances of being part of
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the winter olympics in february remains in doubt that's because the world anti-doping agency says the country is still not complying with its code the i.o.c. is set to make its final decision next month allegations of a state sponsored doping program raised in an independent report commissioned by the watchdog last year as a consequence russia's anti doping agency was suspended in two thousand and fifteen wash and authorities reject claims of a state sponsored doping program the country was suspended from the athletics event at rio two thousand and sixteen. worry chalons has more from moscow. basically what we have. a position where russia's athletes are now in a bind they're in a very unfortunate situation while there is saying that they will not declare assad a compliance until russia says that yes deeds partake in a state sponsored doping operation in russia at the moment is completely on
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willing to do that so there is a deadlock and yes this is costing a shadow over russian sports as you said we have a decision next month from the i.o.c. and the paralympic committee about whether russian athletes will be allowed to partake in the winter olympics next year it's a i.o.c. decision not water decision but what water has recommended or decided will filter into that so we could be in a position next year when russian athletes are not competing roger federer will face off against in the final for the a.t.p. finals in london that match kicking off in just a few minutes time meanwhile bulgaria's here gore dimitrov back to his place in the semifinals on wednesday he was outclassed by belgium david then and straight back six one six two have now faced the winner of the match between alexander's of rab and jack saw which takes place later on thursday three u.s. college basketball players who were detained in china took a hit from the u.s.
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president and thank donald trump for helping them get released u.c.l.a. players lee angelo ball cody riley and julian hale admitted to shoplifting from high end stores in hand you know china before their season opening game in shanghai while on a visit intervened on their behalf and on wednesday trump tweeted do you think the players will say thank you they were headed for ten years in jail while guess what all three of them did and another this goes beyond me larry my school down. country of. before before i think everybody who were so incredibly hard to help us return home safely i want to think that chinese police and the government for taking care of us treat us well they're not time they're the president. and the united states government thank you for taking the time to intervene on our behalf we really appreciate you helping us out. to n.h.l. teams are facing disciplinary action after things got
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a little ugly near the end of the game i had a exchange between a player from the calgary flames and one from the detroit red wings and in a full out brawl between the teams and all five players were given game misconduct on the side combined for one hundred and eleven penalty minutes in total they did manage to finish the game with the red wings thrashing the flames to two. and that's all your support for now peter back to you daryn thanks very much talk to you later lots more news of course on the website i want to say i'm back in the seat in about three minutes with thirty minutes about to say well. i see there is a. the new era in television news. it doesn't say that it's a toss to do things in secret that are on the list we had actual victims who had
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a victim of manipulation between politicians held in guantanamo the number of al qaeda and taliban detainees transferred to u.s. forces in afghanistan has continued to grow for years without trial do you know that your own government for six years has been telling every country in the world are innocent please take a quest for a better life that ended in incarceration the guantanamo twenty two at this time on al jazeera. cambodia supreme court dissolves the main opposition party in what's being described as the.

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