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cooking wayland story years ago i also lost my there are more than one hundred fifty volunteers working for several walking busses teachers say it is working class attendance has improved the volunteers also act as security guards forced to flee from syria to lebanon many refugee mothers risked childbirth in terrible conditions delivery is very difficult here in the bin and it's ghostly i can't go back to syria now because of the war but one lebanese woman is committed to helping them. become friends with everyone on the turn and she's important to me this is there are a few g.'s midwife at this time on al-jazeera world. this is al-jazeera.
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hello i'm maryam namazie this is the news hour live from london coming up more than a hundred people have been killed by mudslides and flooding in the southern philippines and. burying the dead funerals in gaza for some of those killed in the ongoing protests over u.s. recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital. russia responds to the u.s. decision to provide arms see the crane saying it could lead to new bloodshed in the war torn east. and i'm peter standing doha with the latest sports news as barcelona will classico to all but in real madrid's hopes of retaining the spanish league title that and more later this news hour.
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now more than one hundred people have been killed in the philippines from flooding and landslides caused by tropical storm tembin most of the casualties are on the island of mindanao dozens of people are still missing algis there is reports flash floods and mudslides brought on by tropical storm temp in the towns of two baud n.p.r. got though on mindanao island the philippines second largest have been devastated dozens of homes are destroyed and rescue workers fear the number of casualties will rise. we really want to go straight now every day to figure out what help you have so many people that are really there right there at the height of the storm winds of up to eighty kilometers an hour uprooted trees and triggered torrents of mud and rock from a nearby mountain volunteers are digging with whatever they can to try and recover bodies power cuts and the loss of communication lines have hampered rescue efforts there even though they're out there not to rush and the areas pretty wide it's not
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just in one province but in several provinces. we're having a hard time getting them to communicate by their areas that may have been affected last week forty six people were killed in the central philippines in a similar storm the philippines is hit by around two dozen major cyclons each year on average many of them deadly but mindanao island home to twenty million people is rarely hit the region is still recovering from type which killed more than seven thousand people and affected millions in two thousand and thirteen while the worst of the storm tendon has passed it will take a long time before this area recovers indios time zero. now protest as a forward his reign security forces in the town of bethlehem just two days before christmas they are angry at u.s. president donald trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel israeli forces five take gas to trying to suppress the crowd some of whom were dressed as santa claus you know rights groups of course the israeli authorities to
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stop using what i calling excessive force of three palestinians have now died in the past two days after being shot by israeli forces a total of fourteen palestinians have been killed since the protests began on december sixth welcome why has more from gaza. this is the fear. i'm a bass in four years old was the latest people to die in the. declaration on the sixth of the same by the jerusalem will be recognized by the west was because they say. he was among the protesters who put three fridays in the way it was going through the day we have the friends in the woods around. to demonstrate trying to pounce palestinian flags throw stuff . at the price asked is it friday i've been met with some gunfire. tear gas cried
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back by the israelis. the stuff in the jerusalem deserves second fires from our people and we confirm that it's our eternal capital and that neither traveller or anyone else can change that our people will continue fighting for our rights until we stablish our independent state of palestine with jerusalem as the capital of photos and there are some accounts to show that. it's no move for the political factions and o m wings to sponsor the funerals of the people that are being killed in the protests this one sponsored by the armed wing of the no opportunities lost to make a political statement at a show of strength. the ministry about says mood and ten people are being killed since the onrush began oh and no need is the opposed to any infractions of crude for the price s. to continue speaking just a short while ago here in gaza the leader of hamas. was of the
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palestinian resistance in the right. side so there's no sign of any political factions giving up anytime soon the. rushes one the u.s. is encouraging new bloodshed in eastern ukraine by providing. weapons to kiev the u.s. says it will give kevin hans defensive capabilities to defend against russian separatists the conflict in eastern ukraine has claimed more than ten thousand lives since two thousand and fourteen tom ackerman reports the. missile strikes hit a small town in eastern ukraine damaging homes a school a medical clinic in ukraine blamed the attack this week on pro russian separatists civilians caught in the middle of a three year long conflict. the us has strongly opposed what it calls russian aggression in eastern ukraine blaming the moscow government for violence that has claimed more than ten thousand lives and displaced one point seven million people.
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now it will provide weapons to help ukraine defend itself the state department announcing the u.s. has decided to provide ukraine and hands defensive capabilities as part of our effort to help ukraine build its long term defense capacity to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity and to deter further aggression the forty seven million dollar weapon faggot which congress is expected to approve includes more than two hundred antitank missiles and thirty five launchers as well as light arms. u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson has said russia's occupation of crimea which the u.s. wants to return to your grain is a major stumbling block in relations between moscow and washington the issue that stands in the way is ukraine. we can have differences in other arenas in syria we can have differences in other areas but when one country invades another that is a different set it's hard to look past. or to reconcile it with
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a disclaimer to russia for the very beginning that we must address ukraine that saying it stands is the single most difficult obstacle to renormalizing a relationship with russia which we badly would like to do he blames russia for continuing violence in the done yet region the trump administration decision marking a reversal from barack obama's resistance to supplying lethal equipment to ukraine i think it's not logical and size zero. zero zero. zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero. zero zero rival. segments of the public. was used. and both of russia's response a warning that the u.s. decision will embolden key have in the conflict and only increased the use of force
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tom ackerman al jazeera washington. russian president vladimir putin says moscow is not seeking conflict with anyone but will stand up for its interests versions spoke at a conference of the ruling united russia party which has pledged its support in next year's presidential election bhushan who is registered as an independent candidate is expected to win a fourth term as president. also for more on this now we're joined by johnny herbst from washington he was the u.s. ambassador to ukraine from two thousand and three to two thousand and six thank you very much for speaking to us so we've had a very clear warning from the russians saying that military support from the united states will inflame the situation in eastern ukraine is this intervention going to make the conflict even worse no it's a very smart move let's keep in mind that this is not ukraine fighting against
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russian backed separatists dizzee crane fighting against the war that is led by russia financed by russia commanded by russia there are thousands of russian troops in eastern ukraine these weapons will notify the great russian advantage in tanks which they've used to seize additional ukrainian territory since the means to cease fire what we heard from the kremlin is not so much a warning as an analysis and it's a fake analysis they're saying that these weapons will lead to ukraine trying to take offensive action know these weapons will increase the penalty on the kremlin for further offensive action it also increases the penalty on the civilians have been caught up in the conflict already this war has killed more than ten thousand troops displaced over one and a half million people fountains of civilians have been injured more weapons surely does mean more violence and more bloodshed actually bill who again russia is responsible for over two thirds of the daily seized are violations
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since mintz two was put into effect their big advantage is in artillery and internists this weapon system is a tank killer it means it'll be less likely that russia will pursue offensive operations which will mean fewer casualties but again keep in mind all these casualties could be laid at the door of the kremlin for launching a war against ukraine in don boss. right you mentioned the civilian casualties and you've laid responsibility for that firmly at russia's door but of course we know that the united nations high commissioner for human rights and then you also have groups like human rights watch and others who have essentially said that all sides have repeated ceasefire violations in eastern ukraine and they've spoken about all sides of the conflict using heavy weapons in residential areas so you can't just say that civilians are caught in the crossfire that it's all down to one side well what i said was that
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a large majority of the cease fire of our illusions are on the russian side would have also clear is a russian war of aggression so for example with when the french for back against the nazi germans and civilians were killed who is responsible for the with the problem here with all jazeera is it does recognize this is a criminal war of aggression it talks about russian back separatists we should be talking about. war all i want a minute this isn't just fighting on ukrainian territory you know which we're trying to actually know we're trying to give you a chance to convey your opinions and to actually and to justify what you're saying has got nothing to do with al-jazeera we're just stating the facts as it stands right now there's and it was not to be used as i was warning from the russians that . the. intervention. had already we know that thousands of civilians have been impacted is now not the time to try and seize the
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initiative in terms of bringing about a peaceful diplomatic solution to this do you acknowledge there are thousands of russian troops and on bus. if you don't acknowledge such a not acknowledging a critical fact now as to your specific question i already answered it these weapons are for defensive purposes they will make it harder and more painful for the kremlin to can do can to conduct additional offensive operations so therefore they will probably lead to less bloodshed look the kremlin conducted a war against georgia and it was a very weak response as a result putin decided that he can conduct wars without paying a penalty he took crimea there was no real response only now when done boss is russia paying a price for its aggression this right robbery lead to less aggression by the way not went on to speeding the fact that there maybe were several russian troops in the area but i asked you about the prospect in the irish nations and what more could be done to further
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a peaceful resolution to this well i believe that this is a large step towards getting a just peace once the kremlin realizes that they cannot win this war by bill attorney means they will adjust their position and seek a true just peace in ukraine they have at this point not implemented one section of the minsk accords and the very most important section of the minsk accords is for real cease fire and again they're responsible for over two thirds of the cease fire violations and again those russian troops are undone by us on ukrainian territory i look case of russian aggression make it harder for them to succeed militarily and that opens the door for a real negotiation leading to peace this will all be resolved by peaceful means by negotiations but only once the criminals persuaded that it cannot win this on them all by military means or thank you very much for speaking to us it was very sing to get your views of our ears are a very passionate johny have former us ambassador to ukraine thank you.
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ok there. is there are much more to tell you about this hour. supporters of liberian presidential hopeful george where gather in the capital monrovia ahead of tuesday's presidential runoff. a major kashmir's for a program that's using cartoon characters to bring laughter into the lives of child refugees. and in sport to football executives are found guilty of corruption more details on that coming up with peter. now u.s. president donald trump is praising the united nations security council for imposing tough new sanctions on north korea and the latest attempt to force north korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs resolution includes measures to
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cop most of young and petrol imports in a tweet mr trump said the vote proves that the world wants peace not death north korea is already on the u.s. u.n. and e.u. sanctions off to several nuclear and missile tests this year well the new sanctions are aimed at cutting deliveries of refined petrol products by ninety percent or north koreans working abroad will have to return home within two years but also won't be able to send foreign currency back home they'll be a ban on exports of north korean goods such as machinery and electrical equipment and that also be a crackdown on ships smuggling banned goods aimed at preventing the transport of coal and oil. south korea saying that it supports these sanctions but insists that dialogue with the north remains essential florence louis reports from seoul. south korea says it welcomes this latest round of sanctions calling it's an indication the world will not tolerate north korea's nuclear development program
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relations between the two koreas are at their lowest point in decades previous south korean administrations have taken a more hardline approach when it came to dealing with north korea but president mungy in who came into office in may leans more towards the liberal side so he's stressing dialogue as the way forward now south korea is also due to host the winter of the picts in february and it's keen to not do anything to heighten tensions on the korean peninsula ticket sales for the event have so far been slow with concerns that the the security situation is keeping spectators away so while south korea supports international pressure on north korea in the form of sanctions it says dialogue has to be the way forward now how it's north korea likely to respond to this latest round of sanctions while in the past north korea's previously third that sanctions will only have the effect of hardening its resolve and accelerating its nuclear program in august when the u.n. se when the u.n.
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security council voted to ban north korean exports of coal iron in seafood among other things it responded with testing a hydrogen bomb in september when the u.n. security council passed another round of sanctions in september north korea launched a missile test in november and we haven't yet had any official reaction from north korea but we can expect a statement perhaps in a day or two put out through official state media we can also expect to hear from north korean leader kim jong un himself who's made it a tradition to deliver a new year's day speech. what do you got pollen in hong kong has been monitoring the response from china. well the fact that china has agreed to that level of crude cuts and will be transparent about how much oil it's sending north korea is seen as a major change in stance but china's top short of halting all field supplies beijing's concerned it will lead to a collapse in the regime and as tensions even further something beijing does not
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want here's the chinese ambassador to the u.n. on new york he has continued to conduct nuclear tests and missile launches in defiance of the universal opposition by the international community on the parties concerned have continued to expand military exercises and in scale up their own shows of force the escalation of tension on the peninsula which has reached a point of risking spiraling out of control is not in the interest of any party. china's compliance with all these sanctions is possibly the biggest blow to north korea most of the north korean labor outside the country isn't china the hard currency they send back supports pyongyang's nuclear ambitions but after the last round of sanctions in september all north korean companies and china will have to close and in the next few days now with this round of sanctions on north korean workers will have to leave too though they'll have a longer time line pyongyang used to notify beijing in advance before it launched a missile are conducted
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a nuclear test now not anymore analysts say beijing no longer has the sway it once had over north korea. zimbabwe's new leader amisom and has named the country's former army chief as one of his two vice presidents. the defacto coup last month which ended robert mugabe's thirty seven year rule when i got him to chew wango would take the post during a ceremony to mark his middle east military retirement this week the president has already appointed several senior army officials to happened since he took office on november twenty fourth. a french president emmanuel macron has thanked french troops for their efforts in combating on groups during a visit to new france has thousands of troops there in its largest overseas military operation that ron says he wants african forces to take a more prominent role in security operations in the sile beechen he praised the g five so force made up of african soldiers from chad and nigeria. which is fighting armed groups and traffickers because it means that the good i have noticed the
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growing gets rid of the countries of the hill they are in the front line and it is of their efforts that will ensure their own security which now liberia's presidential candidate john ware is holding a rally for georgia where is holding a rally for support his head of choose days runoff vote his supporters marched through the capital monrovia where a former world footballer of the year that first round of polling in october with thirty eight percent of the vote his main challenger is the current vice president joseph because i runoff vote has been delayed because of the whole challenge by the fireplace candidate. joins us now from the liberian capital monrovia and mohammed there was uncertainty at one point with court challenges and disputes arising from the first round that the runoff might not happen how is this now affected the mood of votes is. well there was
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a lot. of the election of ronald actually taking place in the days after the results of. declared the candidate who came fed charles brehm skin took the motto to court alleging. toughing wolf books. allegations he that a georgia where saying that the votes he had saved to be thirty eight percent was full of these allegations also supported by the current vice president joseph. the ended up in the supreme court and in a landmark ruling. signed the liberian institutions are finally coming off the supreme court to rule out the elections to go ahead and be held on the twenty
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sixth of the month which is on tuesday and it is the timing that is over great concern to many here on boxing day many people have traveled out of the couple and out of the main cities to the rural areas and candidates have been really trying to tell people police postpone christmas celebrations this year and come out on vote on tuesday it's basically a two horse race isn't it between the former footballer george ware and the vice president joseph because i what are they doing what are they saying to you when the vote is. well as of the moment. where seems to be a favorite particularly here in monrovia which he represents in the senate. he he supports the he's a man become identified with he grew up in a humble home in a slum here against all odds succeeded in the field of international football
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and came back to give back to the society through only funding the football team but also. i mean supporting youth groups youth football associations across the country he has also gone on picked for my wife. this country charles taylor helps to get the support of a section of liberian society fueled politic for charles taylor on the other hand. the vice president is banking on a track record for the last twelve years he's been serving under the first female elected president in africa ellen johnson sirleaf although he's been distancing himself from the track record of live in some places particularly on the issue of corruption he's been trying to gain her bit for some of the. projects
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initiated by the current government he's the candidate of transition the man who is most qualified to succeed ellen. thank you very much mohammed in monrovia. the america tar is in west africa to establish a new trade and infrastructure partnerships to mean been hammered assignee signed for new agreements with the president of the ivory coast is on a tour of west african nations looking to cement relationships and expand economic opportunities with senegal guinea mali bikini and ghana. twenty five people have been killed by a strikes in yemen according to local officials or planes reportedly targeted a protest rally in the district of our north of the capital sana thought some of the dead were pro who the tribal leaders who had organized the demonstration reporters without borders amnesty international and human rights watch are all calling for the immediate release of al jazeera journalist mahmoud hussain it's now
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been more than a year since he was arrested and jailed in egypt and then rights watch says hussein's detention shows egypt's deep rooted intolerance for free expression is accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al-jazeera strongly deny saying has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail the conflict in iraq and syria is leaving behind an entire generation of children who know nothing but war and displacement but now it's hoped a new version of sesame street will help them recover specially designed for refugee children the program uses characters from the t.v. show like elmo and big bird to teach the children how they can overcome trauma and it's just been given a financial boost of one hundred million dollars sara smith is the senior director of education at the international rescue committee she says the money will have huge benefits for children. the pilot programs that we then running in
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jordan and in lebanon on focus on and helping. the providers who work with families and children. to hung visitation and for our children and and parents ben i'm putting new parenting content with sesame characters into home visits and ensure that the kinds of services that many proper texan workers health care workers who are visitors are already providing but with very little support and in addition to this we've also i are see runs and supports preschools and center based services for children throughout the region and we started to put into these preschools and other center based service as the sesame contact with sesame characters from the region and
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starting to see how these kinds of stories and characters resonate with children and families and what kinds of stories children and their parents want to hear and will will have resonates most with them toxic stress is our scientific term for the biological and physiological response that happens to children you experience as severe and prolonged forms of adversity and when i talk about the kinds of adversity that might cause toxic stress these are saying like experiencing violence. and poverty and the kinds of adversities associated with displacement losing what is. a child
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and comforting to a child losing their home their school their neighbors their friends these kinds of adversity that are so common and for children who have experienced war and who are refugees these are exactly the kinds of adversity that are likely to lead to toxic stress you know watching the news hour still ahead the agonizing wait for reunions we need families stranded in greece who spent years apart from their loved ones in germany growing greens in one of the most inhospitable places on earth scientists claim a breakthrough that could help promote a north american community. and in support will tell us more about why al classic is one of the world's most popular football matches.
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welcome back as we take a look at weather across the levant and western parts of asia you see a lot of cloud heading in across the mediterranean through across into turkey so some snow across eastern areas and really quite cold conditions we've got southwest of the ahead of this systems the temperatures not as high as they have been for beirut where we've had a southerly in recent days taking temperatures into the low twenty's lot of cloud further towards the east as well so we head on through into monday but most of the snow dies away but there's a lot of cloud around the region it generationally come as a bit of a surprise to iran though still getting eighteen degrees temperature wise now here in the arabian peninsula we've got folks around the gulf states at the moment as we often get at this time of the year water temperatures cooling so twenty seven into how once the mist info clears but gloomy starts the day possible in places on the other side of the potential is looking fine for mecca there at thirty four degrees as we head into monday some cloud across more northern parts of the potential of
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though so let's now head across into southern parts of africa where we've got some pretty heavy rain affecting parts of zambia particularly zimbabwe so harare will see some big don't pour some showers on the eastern side of madagascar fine across much of the media and south africa should be a decent thing cape town and here expecting a high of twenty degrees. we're living through a technological revolution but all the machines taking over if the piece of machinery goes wrong is there a train of this to go to which we can bring the legal system to bear oxford university professor of machine learning stephen robert stokes to all disease this time new yorkers are very receptive to it because it is such an international city they are very interested in that global perspective that al jazeera provides. you are making very pointed remarks where on line the main u.s.
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response to drug use and keep the drug trade over the last fifty years has been to criminalize or if you join us on saying no you will first just wakes up over the morning and says i want to cover the world in darkness this is a dialogue and that could be what leading to some of the confusion online about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the colobus conversation at this time on al-jazeera. i'm back a quick look at the top stories now more than one hundred people have been killed in the philippines in flooding and landslides caused by tropical storm ten men most
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of the casualties are on the island of mindanao. russia says the u.s. is encouraging new bloodshed in eastern ukraine by providing weapons to kiev. and protests in bethlehem over the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital at least three palestinians have been killed in the last two days. or as well as being prone to natural disasters like the floods and landslides that devastating out. the philippines right now the country is also grappling with poor infrastructure in manila the government is spending hundreds of millions to put the creaking rail system back on track but as jamil allan duggan reports fed up commuters a skeptical that it will make any difference. every morning see a cruise lines up for over an hour just to get a train ride to work she says this has been her life since she graduated from school three years ago love love it takes me three to four hours to get to work going home it takes me around five hours. we took the train ourselves and the
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experience is overwhelming. more than half a million filipinos take this train every day that's more than doubled the allowed capacity we've spoken to passengers say the situation is the greeting i the trains the engine died twice they tell us that everything is all right. the metro rail transit is the backbone of mcgillis transport system it connects the southern part of the city to the northern side of the metropolis and the surrounding provinces but it is the most ill equipped a local study shows glitches and accidents happen at least ten times a week most of it during peak hours like this one. passengers have been filming the rick's appearances videos like these online have gone viral raising
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fears that it could lead to a serious accident. the m r t has always been controversial it has faced allegations of corruption and bad governance senate investigations have led to cases being filed against government officials but none of these appear to have changed much in the early years it was. fun. but in the last decade or so it was simple. mature or. the projects there were serious but they bungled the implement they were looking at all options like putting in a new provider within the next three to six months overhauling all the trains are right now probably buying new ones to replace the old ones who were not president of the good the third to promises to build new reliance on the so-called build
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build build program he says his government is ready to spend the chance for teachin experts believe none of these projects will get completed by the time the terror to step down in twenty twenty two. so for the millions of filipinos like to see a cruise who take the m r t a d the hope that change will come. to pay except that it probably won't tapping anytime soon. the united nations the start of flying african refugees stranded in libya to italy more than one hundred sixty arrived on friday night. human rights groups have condemned the conditions in libyan detention centers describing them as inhumane more flights are expected to follow. a work plan for the next year is to resettle to third country or two of our great for maybe every three five thousand and ten thousand refugees to defense but countries which will be generous enough like you
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to be all for places where we can send the right. well now as two thousand and seventeen is approaching it's and we'll be looking back at some of the biggest stories through the eyes of five families caught up in them in this first episode we talk to a family of refugees waiting to reunite with their relatives in germany aren't seen reports from there up along a camp in northern greece compared to the squalor of the camps on the greek islands refugee life on the edge of this lake in north of greece looks bearable because all is desperate with worry she lives here with her youngest son and her husband her oldest boy mahmoud is in germany with his nine year old brother. hasn't seen them for two years and the best she can do is see their faces on her phone my son every time he get away with the with phone when he talked with me he got a mum when did you come to germany. but it's very difficult.
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because ulf lead single in iraq four years ago but it was overrun by ice still and her family has been on the river since two years of camps in turkey before she got to the greek islands then it was athens it to many on the macedonian border the notorious picture camp on mount olympus and now here mahmud had left them and has begun to build his own life in germany both he and his brother are in school but as he says he's having to be a parent as well as a brother because it has all the papers she needs to be in germany as well but she isn't and it's tormenting her it's not polite for the government government gentlemen it's not the right there where the where there where did that in. humans where i we don't see the tilted in every every detail didn't get i didn't feel sorry but i don't know why why do you stop with this.
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so this is where the new german politics has collided with the legal rights of refugees under pressure from the far right germany clamp down hard on his previously liberal policy of reunifying families during coalition negotiations right wing parties were demanding big caps on refugees as refugee aid groups say people have been promised they could leave greece and they're not sure if they ever will i have the cases also fathers with children and the mother is in germany and the girls charlotte teenagers and they really need their mothers and they cannot go and the father really puts great therefore to support the children but still it's not enough because art isn't alone in her camp there are more than a hundred years e.g. women and children all with families already in germany if berlin wanted to be efficient tickets to the mall on a plane tomorrow but politics has got in the way lawrence lodges in their polony
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a refugee camp northern greece where on sunday our one year five family series continues we're going to look at how the economic crisis in venezuela has hit families there so don't miss that coming up tomorrow right here on al-jazeera now a new installation dedicated to the plight of refugees has gone on display at a london church titled suspended the artwork features hundreds of items that belong to refugees who made it to the greek island of last boss clothing shoes and other personal items from the giant form the giant chandelier the exhibition is raising money for a charity that helps refugees i picked up some. and was struck by the hidden presence of the. flecktones on the power of clothes to tell a story to evoke the presence. catalonia is deposed leader has called on the
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spanish government to allow him to return to spain in time for the opening of the catalan parliament so he can again become the region's president carter's pushed him on faces a restive you returns to spain for his role in organizing an illegal referendum for catalonia to break away from spain is currently in a self-imposed exile in belgium pro independence parties won a majority in elections to the catalan parliament on thursday but called for a dialogue with the spanish government to resolve the crisis if you will these push . her photo spread with the real willing to listen to every proposal we receive there are models in europe that work the swiss model works very well even belgium is model works very well as does the german model but all those models have something that the sperm is more lax and that is recognition without recognition it is not possible to establish an efficient relationship of trust it will. at least thirty three people have been killed when a bus plunged into a river in india's northwestern state of rajastan so the driver lost control of the
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bus after speeding and crashed off a bridge victims were on their way to a nearby hindu temple for pilgrimage india has one of the world's worst road safety records with more than one hundred ten thousand people dying each year in crashes. the high cost of fresh food is one of the many challenges for those living in canada's remote far north cold temperatures a lack of sunlight and poor soil mean that vegetables and fruit have to be imported from fountains of kilometers away than a lack reports from churchill manitoba on a scheme to make it cheaper and even profitable for communities to grow their food . on the rocky shores of canada's hudson bay what is essentially an indoor farm with one crucial difference and turtle we don't have soil into greenhouses bill erickson and his wife diane have been growing vegetables for forty years some inexpensive imported soil others in water pipes full of fertilizer down
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a hill in a passive greenhouse we do peace being carrots sparkling color we call a flower we don't market a lot of them and between october and may it's simply too cold for fresh produce to survive down at the tamarac grocery store government subsidies are the only way that local people can afford fresh fruit and vegetables it's more expensive than down south because you know simply because of the freight costs just about everything is subsidised i guess other than the dry goods which is still something that people are paying quite a bit more. than they do don't so twelve hundred ceilings and eight hundred mature plant nearby in a heated shipping container known as a c. can a start up called the grocer is working on a project using hydroponics chemical nutrient solutions pumped over the plant's roots and it arrived by ship in late october and will be up and growing before the end of the year to have it in means that it can easily be taken to places that are
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maybe only accessed by ship what's or is the case for many northern communities. our can be put on a train or could be you know put on the back of a truck and taken by a winter road not just portable but productive twenty four hours a day twelve months a year the container could potentially grow as much as a two had terror plot of land it's estimated that could earn up to forty thousand dollars a year in profit in a part of canada where mounted tradition is more prevalent than anywhere else year round access to fresh green vegetables could literally change lives daniel lak al-jazeera churchill manitoba want to come for us our. the. moment. as diplomatic relations with the us turn sour we meet the cuban dance company that's taking the problems and it stright. and his horse santa claus takes
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over this running race in china it'll have that story and much more after the break . a new era in television news. and those in space it's a tall still do things in secret that are a little slow we had actual victims who had survived torture detention and saying this was the cause of my arrest if you could. just stay the fuck would you. like this conviction that everyone has a deep reservoir of thomas but the two of you can give them the opportunity to wonderful thing stop to look at the actual distance there's at least twenty thousand for him to refugees who live here we badly need at this moment leadership until there's an interesting but as was i totally trump is going to be the next president retaliation with the other guy go back she's very canisters of gasoline
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to believe it was to prevent the b. if you're getting anywhere there's a good record that. he achieved something that never happened before. well a price of big oil has rebounded off the cryptocurrency pun shopping on friday by almost twenty five percent it was the biggest point since mid twenty thirteen just a few days earlier at a record high of twenty thousand dollars but then fell to just under twelve thousand now bit coin is sitting around fifteen thousand dollars
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businesses in cuber a feeling the effects of that country's faltering relationship with the united states a dance company and how vanna is at to cancel that tolls off to washington stopped issuing travel visas from its embassy in cuba but as our latin america at its release in human reports they are determined the show will go on. it's difficult to put a label on. it's a dance company with very obvious spanish influence. but it's not flamenco. it's much more the in the provocative movements the facial expressions something that is in fact very caribbean. this is the least of cuba dance company a work of art and love that began as an experiment in the opinion that miley i learned to dance ballet spanish dance in flamenco and popular cuban dances cha cha cha folklore and so on which i adore and the african union dances they have their
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own specific music and style song and we going down the rivers i wanted to fuse all that into one result a fusion of all those types of dances into one that's what we are a mixture of all this but this fusion style has been receiving brave reviews at home and of performances in more than twenty countries it's the first cuban company in fact to appear in the latin grammys but it's been a struggle bearing the name and then your own when i feel that because of the way we started as an independent company many people who control the cuban state institutions don't like it because it's a message that you can flourish in your own. eventually cuba's culture ministry agreed to provide the company a large building. it's allowed of to expand her other key project a dance school for nearly fifteen hundred children and adolescents the next generation of police cell phones and dancers the waiting list is long these eight
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year olds practice outside before going into their class knowing they're among the lucky ones many. since i was small i wanted to be a dancer i would say mom mom i want to dance let's hope so dance cuba school has two years ago. the school receives the international spotlight award from former u.s. first lady michelle obama. but as always there are challenges the least of which are the handmade costumes in a way these costumes tell the twenty six year old history of this company and that includes political obstacles for example the trumpet ministrations recent decision to stop issuing visas from its embassy here in havana has forced the company to cancel planned tours to the united states. alphonso and her husband juan carlos the company's manager take it in stride as they go through their paces prepared to take
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the rest of the world by storm. you see in human action cedar have done. pieces and now at this for thank you very much we start with football where barcelona have already limited defending champions real madrid from the spanish title race barcelona beat rail three mil in el classico on saturday to move fourteen points clear of the arch rivals in the league standings milborough at half time it was luis suarez who opened the scoring in madrid's bernabeu stadium then after danny carvalho was saints all for handling the ball on the goal line doubled the lead from the penalty spot late substitute alex video then made sure of the three points for. well confirmation now of barcelona as a lead in the standings you can see here that they are nine points clear of second placed after let it go madrid who lost on friday to espanyol valencia missed the
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chance to go second with defeat to via rail earlier they are in sixth position and real madrid you can see there they're down in fourth fourteen points behind the bar so low now although they do have one game in hand now the match itself kicked off twelve g.m.t. as the leader bosses were hoping to increase its asian viewership spanish football writer simon harrison says that is something that will happen gradually rather than instantly i think it's of them will see more of in terms of during the summer breaks that those kind of things in pre-season we're going to see a plus because of the last some of those one of them in america will see them you know with their global target being asia i'm sure that we'll see more games get around that i mean generally it is obviously going to heat down to the atmosphere and saying that is that is the big thing i think for me is the fact you got to capture you go after it in the moments in the bernabeu income now and then that is the image that one brick at around the world and that's where you get the interest
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when the fans in the stadium up you're going to get a much better product out of it in terms of age at the moments of this difficult difficult with time zones it's difficult to keep everyone happy and for that you do wonder whether it will be quite a slow process to really get the feel is out in china but i'm sure that it will be more down to you know picking the games tactically during pre-season campaigns during tours that kind of thing i think that's when you get to get more of a connection with the fans that you know support the club my far. in the english premier league leaders manchester city have extended their winning streak to seventeen matches they beat bournemouth four know at home sergio aguero got the scoring under way in the twenty seventh minute with raheem sterling adding a second shortly after the break up where i've been got thirty one hundred primary goal of twenty seventeen to make it three no and then a low completed the scoreline later on as it stands city have a fourteen point lead in the standings for those who had dodged. a lot of games in a row winning winning games he's mentally will be ready to do it again and again
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and that is what they impressed most about that guy. and every time they are ready . to do that well manchester united can slightly close the gap on leaders city they kick off at leicester in about an hour burnley and tottenham are playing now and it's currently one nil to spurs in that one elsewhere they will win for stoke and newcastle while chelsea were frustrated at everton in a golden straw. you don't need the game we did. we should do the twenty six times only eight turned out to get. close but i did it and so did the ball on the line of the goal and. yet for sure we must be. set point because this type of game where you decide to we are said to get two points. i have got the defense of a gulf come to a close to a winning start they beat him in four no in kuwait on saturday. gave the lead that
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was off to just two minutes and then. a double bad off to just five minutes the goal is kept coming as i made it three no eighteen minutes and wrote completed the scoring late on meanwhile in saturday's other group b. contest between rain and iraq it's currently one mil to bahrain a late goal there at this stage gulf cup action will continue with the united arab emirates playing saudi arabia and hosts taking on on on a monday now in other football news to form a south american officials have been found guilty of multiple charges at a corruption hearing in the united states. reports from new york. if brazil won a part of why each was a top football official in their country and each has been found guilty of racketeering conspiracy and other charges for their roles in what prosecutors
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described as schemes were sports marketing companies funneled hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes to dozens of football officials it's been called the trial because both were powerful figures aligned with football's governing body newt was a former head of the south american football federation and was found guilty on three counts but not guilty on two other counts were disappointed with the verdict as you can expect to do this or not produce and continue fighting or explain options and treatment in our view it's an expander although this is a. body in the former head of the brazilian football federation was found guilty of six of the seven charges against him the fact they weren't found guilty on all the charges indicates the jury at least partially believed the defense arguments that the corruption was part of a larger scheme them. then we're not involved with. both nineteen and a puta claimed their innocence and they were the first defendants to stand trial
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here in new york two years after an early morning hotel raid in switzerland revealed that the u.s. justice department had been investigating widespread corruption within feet for more than forty people have been charged in total more than half pleaded guilty. to trial has implicated major media outlets cuse to paying bribes to taint broadcasting rights charges to deny one former people fishel says a corruption drama highlights how widespread the culture of corruption is it and the ongoing need to reform the culture that. is still the same one. those instances of corruption and that allow those people to have the positions of power that the old. prosecutors clearly feel that justice was served but this was a complex trial that lasted nearly a month and it took jurors six days of deliberations to reach their verdict but
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it's not completely over yet the third person man will berger the former head of the proven football federation the jury was unable to reach a verdict on him so they'll be back on tuesday to continue their deliberations. new york in the n.b.a. they use the rockets james harden has become the first player in more than a decade to school at least fifty points back to back games kobe bryant was the last to do that back in two thousand and seven meanwhile the detroit pistons got their fourth straight win on friday with victory over the new york knicks one hundred four one hundred one was the final score. finally runners in china have been getting into the face of the spirit of christmas as you can see from these pictures these fun run is in beijing were all dressed the same so close hundreds of senses made their way around. six kilometers or route on saturday. and that's all the sports that spector london already thanks very much peter when our space x.
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