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you're watching the news hour live from a headquarters in doha i'm getting an alligator coming up in the next sixty minutes i've judged this course of action should be in the best interests of the united states of america and the pursuit of peace between israel and the palestinians a long overdue step that's the view of the u.s. president as he ignores international warnings and officially recognizes jerusalem as israel's capital. doesn't trump. thank you for today's historic decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's couple gratitude from the israeli prime minister and a promise of status quo at the holy sites. palestinians protest against the move their leaders in the occupied west bank and gaza call for three days afraid. and. this is a reward to israel and for encourages to ok patient to stay out of style the palestinian
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president mahmoud abbas condemns the u.s. decision saying all efforts towards peace have been ignored so. the u.s. president donald trump is being widely condemned for officially recognizing jerusalem as the capital of israel palestinian leaders are calling for three days afraid there is war in washington will no longer be trusted as a mediator well israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu hailed the announcement as a historic landmark and urged other countries to follow suit our white house correspondent kimberly halakhah begins our coverage. more than twenty years ago the u.s. congress recognized jerusalem as israel's capital and with that the relocation of the u.s. embassy there from tel aviv but every u.s.
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president since bill clinton has blocked it from happening a till now i have determined that it is time to officially recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel it's an historic foreign policy term for the united states but the white house says reflects a political reality given jerusalem is the seat of the israeli government trump denies this will harm ongoing u.s. peace efforts we are not taking a position of any final status issues including the specific boundaries of the israeli sovereignty in jerusalem or the resolution of contested borders. those questions are up to the parties involved many people overseas and in washington disagree and have warned the u.s. president not to break with decades of historical precedents the way it's painted
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perceived in the region particularly by the by the hour a publix is going to be problematic for the united states and will raise further questions about whether the whether or not the united states can be an honest broker in working hours and arrangement between israel and the palestinians many people argue this has little to do with peace or security but instead is about boosting the political standing of a beleaguered american president vermont's the trump administration has been dealing with the impact of a scandal that seemed former trump officials criminally charged god bless israel god bless the palestinians so the jerusalem announcement breaking decades of protocol allows trump to keep a campaign promise and refocus attention on his policies we won the election not in washington he won it in wisconsin and michigan and places like that and what he said was the problem is with washington and if he didn't do this he would becoming
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part of washington and so therefore his own base not not on this issue but on keeping your word is important. but white house officials admit it could be years before the embassy moves which virtually insurer's this will be an issue in the next presidential election kimberley health kit al-jazeera washington alan fischer joining us from washington d.c. you know there is this idea alan that this is a very sad day for anybody who cares about peace in the middle east how is this going down in washington now that the president has made that declaration. well donald trump sees this as keeping a campaign promise big tick in the box as far as he's concerned he said he would do this on the campaign trail and now he's followed through there was a very champion moment during his address when he said that this is been something that has been wrestled with by other presidents but no one has been brave enough to take this step which is sensually donald trump saying look at how brave i am that
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are trying to supporters who say look there's no difference from what he's doing here than what barack obama did with cuba essentially is trying to change the dynamic trying to do something different because in cuba's case it was fifty years of embargos and nothing has changed we need to do something different of course those who say that donald trump is doing the right thing here were very critical of barack obama when he made the decision about cuba but they think that this is going to be significant because it changes the way that people will approach the peace process they see this position has been in place for more than twenty years and we're still no closer even though every president has tried to bring peace to the middle east the critics well the democrats have been pretty quiet because of course when they said that they were going to move to the embassy to jerusalem it was a bipartisan effort through both houses of congress and it's been renewed in years since they've been pretty quiet but senator mark warner who is the senior democrat on the senate intelligence committee said look this is
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a bad idea all our allies warned us against is this is a big problem for middle east peace and we shouldn't be doing this right no i think the white house recognizes the difficulties they have because they're dispatching vice president mike pence off to the region in the next week or so to go in some of the capitals and just talk to people there and trying come them don't try and lie in the thinking of donald trump and mike pence has been one of the people pushing him into this action but it's also interesting to note that every single u.s. embassy around the world is no one heightened security alert the last time they got this sort of alert this extensively was in march two thousand and three just before the iraq war and speaking of allies there have been of the warnings from u.s. allies as well as condemnations after he went ahead and made this declaration but one wonders what kind of message trump is sending to his allies by doing this. well it seems to suggest that he has the touch from them because everyone else said
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please don't do this let's get round the table let's talk about the peace process the united states in the moment of good jericho who remembers don't trump son in law a senior advisor trying to put together a peace plan which at the weekend he said isn't going to be our car it's not getting people in a room and saying well if they do this will you do that essentially he's going to say look we've talked about red lines this is the peace plan sign up to our walk away and one of the things that was going to be discussed was the final status of jerusalem now the u.s. is kind to say we know what the final status of jerusalem is going to be is going to be the israeli capital over donald trump did say look we're not talking with the border exists or anything like that but that's not what's going to be heard by critics and as far as benjamin netanyahu and others in the white house saying other countries should follow there is no sign that any other nation in the world is about to move its embassy to jerusalem no other nation in the world is about to recognize the israeli capital as jerusalem all right alan fischer thank you well
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harry facet has the reactions from israel and the occupied palestinian territories . this announcement has been trailed for days now it was up to donald trump to make the case that a wildly controversial move opposed by the palestinians arab states and most of the international community can advance the peace process it would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result therefore i have determined. that it is time to officially recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel trump said he was directing the state department to begin preparations to move the u.s. embassy to jerusalem from tel aviv talk of architects and engineers confirming earlier suggestions that this would be a matter of years not days we are not taking
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a position of any final status issues including the specific boundaries of the israeli sovereignty in jerusalem or the resolution of contested borders before donald trump made this speech white house officials were trying to frame it saying that it didn't define the final status of a terrorist well that could still be negotiated between israelis and palestinians in a two state solution if that is what both parties still want it over for the palestinians this is the united states definitively taking sides in this conflict in a prerecorded message the palestinian president said trump was merely encouraging continued occupation. to the most on these denounce and rejected measures create deliberate constraints to all of the efforts towards realizing peace and reflect the united states withdrawal from practicing its role as a peace mediator. israel to have repaired its messaging on a day that prime minister benjamin netanyahu called historical milestone the
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president's decision is an important step towards peace for there is no peace that doesn't include jerusalem as the capital of the state of israel palestinians living in occupied east jerusalem would have heard little in president trump speech recognizing their own historical connection to the city which they too view as their capital jerusalem is christian churches world of conflict violence and irreparable harm. donald trump made reference to a perceived lack of courage on the part of his predecessors who failed to make this decision now he will have to wait along with the region to see what consequences it brings are a force that al-jazeera occupied east jerusalem well the u.n. secretary general is among the international leaders who've reacted to trump's announcement terrorist stressed there is no alternative to a two state solution with jerusalem as the capital of both israel and palestine mike hanna reports from the united nations. half an hour after president trumpets
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spoke in the u.n. secretary general restated what and even the u.n. position on jerusalem for decades i have consistently spoken out against the left all measures that would jeopardize the prospect of peace for israelis and palestinians. jerusalem ease a final stop those issues. that must be resolved through direct negotiations between the two parties on the basis of the relevant security council and general assembly resolutions taking into account the legitimate concerns of both the palestinian and israeli sites a number of other leaders have backed the un position among them pope francis released a statement calling on all to respect to roast lamb status quo based as he put it on the pertinent united nations resolution criticism of president trump's decision
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coming to from the president of france this is. this is a regrettable decision that france does not approve of and which goes against international law and all the u.n. security council resolutions and the british prime minister theresa may said the following we disagree with the u.s. decision to move its embassy to jerusalem and recognize jerusalem as the israeli capital before a final status agreement we believe it is unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region the british embassy to israel is based in tel aviv and we have no plans to move it back at the un even before president trump made his announcement the bolivian ambassador said he would call an emergency meeting of the security council. a reckless and dangerous decision to go against international law the resolutions of the security council. weakens force for peace in the region and also upset the whole. region and later in the day bolivia was joined by
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a number of other countries calling for an emergency security council meeting including egypt france and the u.k. however waiting in the chamber will be the u.s. veto mike hanna are just here a united nations. about some of the same as a political expert at the truman national security project and a former obama administration advisor says joining us from washington thanks for speaking to us on al-jazeera the fact of the matter is is that there's always been a track record of american bias when it comes to israel and favoring israel but how much harder does this decision taken by trump make it for any sort of resolution to the palestinian conflict so i think it makes it extremely difficult for any resolution to be brokered by the united states as we all know there are four main final status issues between the palestinian israeli conflict which includes
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one that her terminations of jerusalem two borders three the issue of the right of return for palestinian individuals and for access to water and water rights those have always been understood to be the final status issues and what donald trump is doing now is he's alienating the united states from the rust of the global position on this issue just as he did with a key p.p. and as he did with the paris crime according to the global position then to what extent is this going to strain the u.s. his relations with allies. so it's definitely going to strain relationships with allies and i think what we're actually seeing here is an abandonment of trump's campaign promise to put america first this is not at all putting america first in fact it's putting benyamin netanyahu first not neither the people of the united states nor the people of israel because this is obviously going to foment tensions are going to give extremist groups ample tools for
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recruitment and going to put a strain on relationships with key u.s. allies like egypt jordan and saudi arabia it's a very simple question what is it why is it in the united states' interest to move the embassy from israel rather from tel aviv to jerusalem it's not and obviously clear statements of disagreements coming through about this u.s. decision which perhaps is going to make friday's meeting at the u.n. security council a very all chord for nikki haley the u.s. ambassador to the united nations but besides. what do you think will come out of that meeting. well i think what we will see is an international condemnation to trump's erratic behavior you know this was a very quick decision on his part as we well know in washington d.c. the state department is still extremely understaffed they are guiding people left and right they're either laying people off or people are quitting because they're not happy with what's going on there and so we already know that this decision and
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policy wasn't that it by the true experts it's really a play to his domestic base and it's actually only really a play to the evangelical christians in the united states when you poll american jews american jews are very split on the issue the president of j. street jeremy ben-ami came out condemning president statement the president of the jewish voice for peace at the same thing and so this is really an issue to just rally his base and to to distract from major domestic policy failures that he's taken at home to what extent did he perhaps underestimate the response and all the only from the groups that you're talking about but also perhaps the response from the arab and muslim world because would it be fair to say that despite all the problems of the arab world in the muslim world are going through right now domestically jerusalem always remains a very unifying factor. exactly and i think that when even when trump gave his
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speech you know he failed to recognize that you know the while jerusalem is as an incredibly important part of jewish history it's also very an incredibly important part to muslim history to christian history and in fact i mean a prominent palestinian family actually holds the key to the church of the holy supple pern has done so for about eight hundred years and so to make this kind of blanket recognition you know on the part of the united states to essentially you know put itself as a pariah state and the international community dictating a final status agreement is not going to help u.s. interests and that's exactly why previous presidents on both the republican side of the aisle and the democratic side of the aisle president bush and president clinton all white did not recognize that congressional resolution to move the base to move the u.s. base to jerusalem it is clear it is just four lastly not in united states national
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security interest whatsoever all right the u.s. embassy ok we thank you about some of the same for speaking to us from washington good to get your thoughts great thank you for having me. now turkey's president has warned the u.s. decision with calls public on rest across the muslim world erdogan was speaking at a press conference with jordan's king abdullah who said jerusalem is key to the stability of the entire middle east and jordan has called for an emergency meeting of the arab league mohamed though has more from istanbul. the. anger on the streets of stumble hundreds of protesters gathered outside the u.s. consulate to protest u.s. president donald trump's decision to recognized it as israel's capital they say trumps control washoe complain to trans father u.s. embassy from tel aviv is illegal. you know this is a big conspire against muslims and most of us seem unaware of it we're here to say
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no to persecution we want our voices to behead. these protesters just like they're killing them in lame duck and it is shown on the final play the good is still in for us to get any part of a peace deal between the palestinians some days reilly's they say president chum's position is on the soul to one point five billion muslims across the world. the turkish government has also warned of been just repercussions to trump's decision they say it could launch in the middle east and the world into what it called an endless crisis following a meeting with king of the low who is visiting tikki president to. join the chorus of condemnation. any step to change drools room's legal status as affirmed numerously by un resolutions should be rejected nobody has the right to play with the fate of millions for their personal ambitions such measures would
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only work to the advantage of terrorist organizations jordan's king of the law warned the decision would have the. security and stability therefore it is imperative now to work fast to reach a final status solution and a peace agreement between israel. and this must. independent state side by side with israel and its capital. mall protests also planned across the country of all the issues at the heart of the conflict between israel and palestinians. since there was the status of tourists to the holy city has been at the center of peacemaking efforts for decades donald trump's approach say these protesters threatens to smash a longstanding international consensus in a dangerous way. stumbled plenty more ahead on the al
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jazeera news hour including dangerous wildfires once again threaten california homes businesses. until russia may be banned from the winter olympics but it could still find a way in. the details and sport. will safe with jerusalem and the fight for control of the holy city goes back thousands of. times to the roman empire to the crusades but the current battle for the ancient city is a distinctly twentieth century story as m.t.s. tell you have explained. two major events within weeks of each other in one thousand nine hundred nineteen have in part led to events now first the signing of the balfour declaration when the british government announced support for the creation of what it called
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a national home for the jewish people in palestine the signing was soon followed by the so-called battle of jerusalem where british troops defeated the ottoman turkish army which had controlled jerusalem for centuries after nearly thirty years of british colonial rule the state of israel was created in one nine hundred forty eight after the so-called war of independence with western resume captured effectively dividing the city in half with the historic and religiously important east under jordanian control that changed in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven and the six day war between israel and arab states israeli forces seize large areas of territory including east jerusalem hopes were raised in one thousand nine hundred three with the signing of the oslo accords which ended the first intifada or uprising and laid out a framework for the creation of a palestinian state those efforts ended in two thousand with the start of the second uprising were jerusalem was the frontline of riots and suicide bomb attacks
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these really government began building the separation wall in two thousand and three and continued to prove the construction of huge jewish settlements in occupied land making the creation of a palestinian state with east jerusalem as its capital increasingly difficult to see now the united states one of the key brokers between the palestinians and israelis is breaking with years of precedent by recognizing all of jerusalem as israel's capital and unpredictable consequences could be the result. well palestinian refugees in lebanon on had hoped to one day return home to a palestinian state with east jerusalem as its capital but that dream is edging further away as in a hundred reports from beirut. born in exile but raised not to forget their identity these are the children of the refugees of the one nine hundred forty eight more palestinians who were forced to leave their homes in what is now israel and.
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lebanon is where they live but they want their homeland back we want a country these children chant. jews of them as i was five year old shot says promising that no one will be able to take it away from them. i will hussein was younger than shut down when his family fled palestine he was too young to remember his country but for him palestine remains home he has a message for u.s. president donald trump. oh if trump wants to donate jenner said i'm to israel and he crossed the red line he should donate one of his country's states to israel jerusalem is but a star and palestine is jerusalem. there is anger there is the violence tourism the status is extremely sensitive in the israeli palestinian conflict. palestinians say they will never give up jerusalem but there is a reality many of the refugees here say that they have given up hope just like
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jerusalem the right to return has been at the heart of the palestinian struggle it's been seven decades and no one here has returned home. thirty four year old mohammad jamal was born in lebanon he has a nursing degree but he can't find a job palestinian refugees in lebanon are banned from working in many professions and have little rights in a country that has tried to prevent settlement from behind my jerusalem status of returning to palestine are lost causes. the right return is because he's not our intention to forget that the arab rulers bitrate palestine for us the priority is to live stateless these refugees live in desperate conditions very few were under the illusion that peace with israel was ever a possibility and for them the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital only reinforces their belief that washington was never an honest broker in the conflict. or not that.
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this is a new aggression against the palestinians it is a dangerous new phase they want to destroy the palestinian cause to get rid of the right to return prevent a palestinian state many palestinians feel that now more than ever the dream of their own state is fading away. qatar's foreign minister warns trumps the says and could lead to a dangerous escalation of tensions in the region and. today's decision condemns to death all the steps taken for peace the united states has a very important role in the peace process and part of it is to be impartial until we reach a peaceful resolution while the us president has also been talking about yemen called on saudi arabia to end its blockade immediately here's a portion of that statement i've directed officials in my administration to call the leadership of the kingdom of saudi arabia to request a completely allow fuel water and medicine to reach the yemeni people who
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desperately need it. the u.s. has backed the saudi led coalition in its fight against the rebels twenty fifteen thousands of people have died in the war there and thousands more are facing famine and starvation. well the crown prince of up with dobby has met with the son of yemen slain ousted president. mohamed bin ziad offered his condolences to. who's been under house arrest in the u.a.e. since his father made an alliance with the fruit these in twenty fourteen the u.a.e. is part of the saudi led coalition that joined the yemen war in twenty fifteen to expel the who with these from sanaa who the fighters killed on monday after he announced he would talk with the coalition still ahead on the al jazeera news hour cash incentives and force deportations we look at the tougher side of germany's policy on migrants voters in nepal hope to use the ballot box to force change after
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hello again the top stories on al-jazeera the u.s. president donald trump has officially recognized to receive them as the capital of israel and directed officials to begin preparations to move the american embassy there from tel aviv israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu hailed the announcement as a historic landmark and urged to other countries to follow suit. all the palestinian president has condemned the move by the u.s. mahmoud abbas said donald trump was merely encouraging continued occupation he added the u.s. is no longer a peace mediator palestinian leader. calling for three days of free. protests against the decision were already held in iran no word demonstrators called for a general strike and in gaza right old palestinian factions joined hands in a show if unity they also wave palestinian flying banners proclaiming jerusalem as
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our eternal capital. the u.s. state of california is going through its worst fire season on record the latest blazes fanned by hot dry winds are spreading near densely populated southern counties including some of the most exclusive neighborhoods in los angeles kristen salumi reports hundreds of homes have already been destroyed and thousands evacuated. dramatic images of a morning commute california's latest wildfires are threatening more neighborhoods including the community of belair for a time the flames forced the closure of several lanes of one of the most important highways in california interstate four five high winds in unusually dry conditions drove the inferno we had very strong winds coming from the northeast to the southwest blowing that fire quickly and it is turned into a fire that is one hundred fifty acres zero percent containment at present from the
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air or water drops by helicopters to help hundreds of firefighters on the ground who've been mobilized and are battling to keep flames away from exclusive homes in the neighborhood some have been destroyed shrouded in the smoke every now and getty center art museum it closed its doors as a precaution officials are warning residents to remain on guard but we're in. a continuation of the red conditions throughout the week at least until friday about eighty kilometers away in ventura the largest of five wildfires continues to burn there are some twelve thousand homes remain under threat but weather forecast provides little comfort the winds are expected to pick up in the affected areas kristen salumi al-jazeera. well some asylum seekers in germany are being offered casts if they volunteer it's a return home before february the incentive which applies to around one hundred thousand refugees amounts to about twelve hundred dollars per person their
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repatriation offer as and sharp contrast to deportation callen spoke to one refugee who was forced to leave his job in the bavarian town of by royds. with a friend about to be deported a group of protesters tried to break into a holding room to say goodbye but it was too late for this man whose face we can't show it for security reasons he was told he'd be sent back to afghanistan after arriving for an appointment at the immigration office. with protesters and volunteer workers helping refugees are outraged by the decision as part is i can't put it in words i'm devastated i still can't believe he will be sent back to an almost certain that the deportees boss even showed up to support him let's go with that when people are trying everything to find their way in
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a new country learning the language culture and trying to be integrated it's very sad that they don't get a chance. the night before we walked the streets together in the bavarian town of by reut he refused extra money on offer by the german government for anyone who returns home voluntarily they offered me a thousand euros to go back assad account go back a fin away twenty years from my country i didn't come here for money i came here because europe is safe he fears if he took more money home it would make him more of a target in the eyes of the taliban with no relatives or friends in afghanistan he will be alone there i'm not a criminal i'm not an islamist i'm not a terrorist for twenty six years i've been living in fear not knowing what's going to happen my life is just over. the german government won't comment on individual cases but stands by its deportation policy. the situation remains unchanged people
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see him as a threat criminals and those who repeatedly refused to cooperate can also be deported to afghanistan i believe this is right and we will continue this practice but lawyers say the afghan refugee we've been talking to has no criminal record and cooperated with the authorities the number of afghans deported from germany has almost doubled in recent years and the treatment of refugees is amazing is a key dividing line is the country struggles to form the government. two years ago germany opened its borders to an unprecedented number of refugees now during a shift in domestic politics the reality use their goodbyes like these appear to be more likely elect al and al jazeera by reuters germany a right wing billionaire who's promised a tough stance on migrants has been sworn in as prime minister of the czech republic andre babiche has pledged to stick to the czech republic's rejection of an e.u. quota which mandates that all members have to take in some migrants his party was
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the strongest force in elections in october with about thirty percent of the votes but it's not clear how he who is facing corruption allegations well when support from a majority of legislators. polls have opened in the second phase of nepal's parliamentary and regional elections the voters consider the final step in the country's transition from a monarchy to a federal democracy voters say they want their new leaders to focus on rebuilding with many still coping with the impact of the devastating earthquake two years ago sabina stressed the following the election is joining us from katmandu where polls as we're saying have just opened tell us what you're seeing. also it was just an hour and a half ago and been a lot of people coming in as a long line in front of us and people have been streaming in from venting and the see there has been a little bit of cynicism amongst younger people do you think that it is the same
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faces that are. running this but this election as well and they were hoping for some more new faces there are some new groups hoping to win but there's also this three percent threshold that might deter a lot of political new political parties from being a party government and this is the final step in the country's transition but why is it this election was held in two phases. and well part of it was like the first phase was held in the hills and the mountains where climate is really a problematic like we were for the first crazy way in the district of mountain where it's snowing right now and also the geography is very challenging so. this thing is being held in areas where access to polling day is a lot easier for people ok sabina shrestha we thank you for that update from
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katmandu now russia's president vladimir putin says he will seek reelection next year the sixty five year old has been in power holding the post of either president or prime minister for seventeen years if putin serves another six year term he would reach the milestone for the longest generous leader says joseph stalin. there can be no better place and no better reason for making this announcement thank you for your support i will put forward my candidacy for the post of president of the russian federation. britain's prime minister says she'll protect the constitutional integrity of the u.k. during negotiations aimed at breaking the deadlock in the brics that talks over ireland's to resume a says the government is committed to ensuring there is no return to a quote hard border between northern ireland and the republic however she told
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m.p.'s the prime minister's questions that the issue could only be resolved once the glossy asians with the e.u. move on to the second phase but the e.u. maintains it will only begin trade talks after the border issue is finalized a former a volkswagen executive will serve seven years in a u.s. jail for his part in the diesel emission scans old german national oliver a smith pleaded guilty to conspiring to mislead regulators and violating clean air laws the german automaker lost as much as thirty billion dollars after it was revealed secret software installed in vehicles allowed them to evade emissions tests smit was in charge of the company's environmental and engineering office in michigan. the nobel peace prize will be awarded on the summer the tend to the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons or i can millions of people can remember
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a time when the threat of nuclear war was a looming presence well that worry has steadily diminished since the end of the cold war but with the rise of north korea's nuclear capability well that fair return proper analysts reports. nuclear annihilation with little warning that was the terrible fate that the generation that grew up in the one nine hundred fifty s. and sixty's was taught to fear and prepare for the first duck and then cover schoolchildren were drilled on how to avoid being incinerated we all know the atomic bomb is very dangerous it may be used against us we must get ready for it public service films urged children to keep an eye out for soviet planes and to head for shelter when the air raid sirens you were warned right the flash that's the first thing they'll be get away from windows get under a desk you had the sense that it was going to be incredibly destructive and that we
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would be just tiny pawns pieces of debris we had to hide in every crevice we could find. hollywood's response to this visceral fear was to produce a parade of nuclear spawn monsters giant instead marriage from the site of a nuclear bomb tests to attack society as did giant radioactive spiders and humans in terrifying radiation room like enormous looming symbols of destruction the terror peaked in one nine hundred sixty two when the cuban missile crisis brought the u.s. and soviet union to the brink it is a difficult and dangerous effort. on which we had set out it receded as the superpowers negotiated a reduction of tensions and nuclear arsenals but under the hawkish ronald reagan fear of mutually assured destruction came roaring back it flares again the nuclear
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fear in the early eighty's when ronald reagan starts building star wars and makes missiles before the reforms started in the soviet union we were again at the break this time popular culture delivered not giant insects but a realistic and powerful depiction of nuclear war in the widely watched television film called the day after when the soviet union collapsed most americans readily passed their nuclear nightmares away now a new threat has emerged but so far at least the fear has not it's kind of surprising now isn't it that we seem to be in very perilous times with north korea but it doesn't resonate the way nuclear crises did in the past it's too early perhaps for a popular culture to absorb the north korean threat and decide how to respond robert oulds al-jazeera los angeles and you can watch an exclusive interview with this year's nobel peace prize laureate beatrice phone from i can wholly speaking to
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us right here on al-jazeera that's on sunday the tenth of december at sixteen g.m.t. iran is one of the six mainly muslim nations included in donald trump's travel ban a move causing some understandable resentment into iran but feelings about america as a country may be somewhat different as amos ravi reports from to her on before the islamic revolution in one nine hundred seventy nine has imposed was a boxer that he says got him a job as a guard for the u.s. embassy after the chaos of the one nine hundred eighty s. he traveled to europe where he ate at mcdonald's for the first time he loved it so much he wanted to share the experience with his own people and must donald's was born. johore sure. iranians love american food because it's tasted delicious and has personality disagreements but the abscess are government to government not people to people and with a son living in the u.s.
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state of georgia he hopes to visit soon it will be his first time. we asked about the travel. he says he's not worried about getting a visa because he has faith in the system. i know. it seems that the american president were to visit iran he'd find at least one friendly face earlier this year the restaurant was named america's favorite burger and there's one right here in tehran you can google it but it's not exactly the same thing. it's a homegrown iranian business with the same name issues of trademarks aside in urban centers like to run eating out of places like this is becoming more popular but not everyone has the same for the united states many iranians say the new visa restrictions are islam. child. you as. the best. the ultimate if you reach there.
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you want. maybe. and i'm just finding other solutions for my life and while they may enjoy the food america is no longer the top of the mountain for young iranians maybe many years ago it would be considered something very important and you know maybe it would be something which would make students iranian students. you know not the only goal or the only option that they have. experts say the u.s. visa ban is a miscalculation they cannot accept to be limited in traveling to other parts of the world including america this is very very. bright so this will backfire to. back at home pub the admires his most prized
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possession a gift from an american stranded on the side of the road he helped a stranger fix his car and got him on his way. it was more than forty years ago before the revolution when u.s. diplomats still lived in iraq he said that night he made a friend the american eagle and the islamic names of god symbols hanging together on the walls of at least one iranian living room the same bus ravi al-jazeera. al-jazeera is demanding the release of its journalist mahmoud has say in who's been in an egyptian prison over and over eleven months hossein is accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al jazeera strongly deny her saying has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail he was arrested on december the twenty year while visiting family. delegates at the un environmental conference in kenya have agreed to take tougher action against plastic waste entering the oceans they're going to sign a resolution to combat what the un ocean's chief is described as
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a planetary crisis but there's no timetable on the resolution isn't legally binding vidar enson is the norwegian environment minister his country is sponsoring the resolution he says agreements like this are important but the world also needs action to clean up its mess. i think the most important is that we are now uniting the world behind deciding to stop the discharge of plastics into the ocean we're looking at action to be taken at the country levels we need better waste management systems not least in those countries that are the biggest sources of these problems and we need a better international architecture and we're going to spend the next year and a half determining exactly what that would look like we need action on the ground and that can't wait so there is an international process that is a long term process but action has to start or has to be stepped up right now and that means countries like my own will have to provide more funding towards
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supporting establishing white waste management systems beach cleanup operations innovation into alternatives to plastic and alternative ways of using plastic that have whole array of actions that need to be taken. time magazine has named these social movements silence breakers as its person of the year the women started the online hash tag me to campaign the triggered an international outcry on sexual misconduct and assaults followed a series of accusations against powerful figures in the entertainment industry including film producer harvey weinstein so ahead on al-jazeera the sports news channel has a look at the finalists for the series most prestigious football award the.
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time for the sports. thank you very much relevant red star striker christan over now though has become the first player in champions league history to score in all six of group stage games the portuguese made history with the second goal against but to see a dormant he's scored in every single champions league group game this campaign with a total of nine strikes so far madrid were already through to the knockout stage but for good measure three two winners in this game napoli were arguably the biggest casualties on wednesday the serie a club went down to one final and while shocked adoniah speak manchester city to advance city were through anyway liverpool join them thanks to a big win over spartak moscow f.c.
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porter also through thursday sees the awarding of the ballon d'or separate from the fee for player of the year award even though there was once a partnership that combines the awards that's no longer the case though there were thirty players nominated including the world's most expensive player neymar but in the eyes of the fans there were really only two realm of cristiana ronaldo lead to his club to a second champions league title in a row in the last year he's also the current holder has rival in all messi of boss alona was the leading goalscorer in the spanish league or last season messi netted thirty seven goals during that campaign and veteran italian goalkeeper genuity bouffant is an outside bet that's mostly because this award almost goes to ways to forwards the event will take place in paris the eiffel tower will feed for has lifted kuwait's ban from international football the suspension had been in place since october twenty fifth and because of government interference in the running of
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the game is yet to be announced if that means q eight will compete in this month's gold cup in doha but president jonny in frontino is in kuwait where he made the announcement on twitter earlier on. mr president like it's one of those because especially. with the first. suspension of the kuwait the first solution is. thank you very much thank you. the fifo club world cup has kicked off although the big teams will only enter the semifinal stage in the meantime the tournament began with a playoff to get into the second round algis there of the united arab emirates the host nation defeated ocean near champions oakland city one nil run merino scored the goal and goalkeeper pulled off a string of saves al-jazeera will play asian champions the arrow of red diamond in the second round for the right to meet realm of dread in the semifinals russian president vladimir putin says his country will not boycott the twenty eighteen
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winter olympic games in china on tuesday the international olympic committee chose to suspend russia from the games for doping violations but they did leave the door open for clean athletes to compete as neutrals when we see some new i know many of the athletes personally and they have been preparing for these competitions the whole lives it wasn't only a couple of years of preparation they've been preparing their whole careers and for them it's very important so we won't bend anything to anyone block or create conditions that would make participation impossible now while russia are officially banned from the winter olympics in almost bizarre fashion the russian athletes could be present in official team russia uniforms at the closing ceremony the possibility still exists that the i.o.c. could lift the suspension on the russians during the actual and lympics in time for them to a pair an official colors right at the end. and there are the closing
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ceremony. then the signal that. russia and. then accepted and respected sanction and then and you were beginning is possible and we can look into the future of. russia australia's cricketers have taken a two nothing lead over england in the ashes series after winning in adelaide england began the day needing one hundred seventy eight runs to win and it would have been a record chase for them but they lost a wicket quickly captain jerry was out on sixty seven having failed to add any runs on day five mitchell starc ripped through the batting order taking five wickets for eighty eight until england were out australia winning by one hundred twenty runs the third test on some path on december the fourteenth n f australia when they went
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back to the ashes and australia's captain sack me breathing a sigh of relief. yeah it has has been a pretty tough twenty four hours from being honest. you know it's so hard i think caps in every country you have to make difficult decisions and sometimes you can make the wrong decision and you know it's all part of a learning experience and hopefully i can learn something from this guy and i think the way that we the way that we got about a second innings is i think. everyone really that we're still massively in this series. i think the simplest we've we shall know throughout the two games that period that we can perform australia and just not for five days and that's going to be our challenge really sri lanka's cricket board has complained to the sport's governing body the i think about the poor quality in delhi during the test match with india which wrapped up earlier on players were forced to west by from off
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while fielding and four of them vomited from the effects of the small guys the average twelve times the wild organizations say for limit the i see things so i will take necessary steps the match itself ended in a draw sri lanka were unable to reach the victory target to four hundred ten and the indians could not pull them out teva india win the series one nil and that is all the sport for now more light. thanks for watching the news on al-jazeera much more news coming up in just a moment stay tuned. travel often. by tranquil borders and local forests neighbor i want war. rocks of orange. by icons landmarks valleys and skylights.
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live for adventure. discovery jobs because far away places closer to the fish going this is together with cats all i always. you are making very pointed remarks where they're on line the main u.s. response to drug use and the drug trade over the last fifty years has been to criminalize or if you join us on sex no evil person just makes up of it in the morning and says i want to cover the world in darkness this is a dialogue and that could be what's leading to some of the confusion the lie was about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the colobus conversation at this time on al-jazeera. if you are in beijing looking out the pacific ocean you'd see american warships when mess was that somehow time is ending to a place america and around the world well the chinese are not that stupid these
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guys want to dominate a huge chunk of the planet this sounds like a preparation for our first president george washington said if you want peace prepare for war the coming war on china at this time just. like. the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons has been awarded the nobel peace prize in an exclusive interview with the winning delegation from the award ceremony in oslo al jazeera asks whether banning these devastating weapons could finally lead to complete disarmament on al-jazeera. my announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to.


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