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and i'm jane dutton this is the news live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes a christmas decoration christian leaders in the holy land come out strongly against u.s. recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital oh. the wrath of tropical storm tembin more than seventy thousand people. in the philippines and at least two hundred people are dead in. an act of war north korea's response to the latest round of un sanctions of a pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. and more likely thank you yes with the latest series on artificial intelligence in the years to come will this be doing your job or module. palestinian. christian leaders have rejected the u.s.
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decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital calling it dangerous and an insult follows weeks of palestinian protests across the occupied territories since president trumps an announcement at least fifteen protesters have been killed chums move was met with international outrage hundreds of thousands of people rallied in countries throughout the middle east as well as muslim majority nations including indonesia malaysia and pakistan on thursday the un general assembly voted overwhelmingly for non binding resolution declaring the us decision now and void but trump isn't backing down he insists the u.s. embassy in israel will be moved from tel aviv to jerusalem breaking with fifty years of diplomatic convention. i don't know how meat is live for us in bethlehem just wonder what the position of the church is all about trying stickers . well actually the roman catholic official
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not only in the holy land but in the middle east who is actually presiding over the celebration change bethlehem has said a few days ago a very clearly that the church was against any unilateral decision when it comes to jerusalem and he said that jerusalem should be a capital for both palestinians and israelis but beyond the borders beyond the politics beyond the issues of sovereignty it is a universal symbol of billions i round the world and that should be taken into account and any family other piece of advice for vice president mike mike pence he told him that he should listen more to christians that jesus was not a monopoly and certainly not for the evangelicals now joining me here is our word he is the founder of the terry year movement or change is the arabic word for change thank you very much for joining me now we were talking earlier that this was something out
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a very different christmas here in bethlehem isn't it. different because difficult first of all we enter the year with laws to home and celebrate and wish for all the christian people america's most and a happy new year even though a lot of hearts are leaving today because of the international engagement from his statement to the crew followers of the make a circus from jerusalem. will cause all sorts lot of blood that's why he believes standing here this is the start and also for what will be rejected as soon as it is in just this justice system. he's lucian but i want to hold. our brotherhood we will reject and he just is against us and today more than any way you can feel the link between
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cities of jerusalem and bethlehem now you said you have a feeling these days that is a load of unity among palestinian christians and muslims the church coming out speaking against this declaration this city saying that if vice president mike pence should come to the region he would be unwelcome here but certainly it is a very deep there are very difficult times ahead right now for the palestinians are isn't there you know we are different because we have one god we are not a community that is divided by religion. even with the jews i have no problem with the jews my problem is with a.q. patients who are not racist that's our call us ball of string into the everyone just to speak this land by respecting the rights of the people who are living here thank you very much so this message of unity is something palestinians are very
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adamant about specially jewing this time especially since the jerusalem declaration throughout these past weeks we have seen them standing united together later on bedlam here will be gearing up for debate miles you will have the church represented but also you will have palestinian officials are not believing that the legation will be president mahmoud abbas even there how to thank you. about half a million palestinian christians but many of them live in other parts of the world but a thousand christians remain in the gaza strip where small christmas celebrations are planned as michael ware proposed. this is all of rosettes i has extended family that's what gallo this christmas it's a son went to the occupied west bank three years ago and never came back he took his two sons forward for their future hearing gaza one of her daughters moved to
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canada six years ago a family that. life is very difficult in gaza we live under siege and we cannot move anywhere gaza has become a big prison we've witnessed many was during the bombing we had to sleep in the church for safety. the the story of rosettes family is typical among has a small community of christians because they're in just three churches congregations are shrinking. the population is just over a thousand it was more than double that ten years ago when the blockade by israel in egypt began they suffer the same daily struggles as the muslim majority sociologists a christian families tend to have more means to get out family. usually . are you. look lovely. and i think the more the human being has options and the more has money and you look to.
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the life and good life and this is good life is not available in gaza even your money in gaza but you can have a life. and adding to the strife is the u.s. recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel. here in this community center christians are holding a vigil in solidarity for jerusalem palestine's capital the feeling among christian communities very much the same as it is among the muslim majority everyone we've spoken to see here is it off position to the u.s. move and they say it only adds to the frustrations of life here. there are many muslims here too the communities care exist. it's a somber runs the center he says they do everything they can to try and provide support for young people. to do what they need to do what they must do in their lives as young do you do what you can see
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a lot of them want to leave and i know that you believe this is more secure more comfortable for them to come for sure many young people here say they like gaza just that on the seat there are no opportunities here almost anyone who can leave and so this small christian community is getting smaller malcolm web al jazeera in gaza. the year is recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital has also come under fire from the vatican pope francis has been a staunch critic calling on donald trump to respect the status quo pizza shop reports from the vatican ahead of the pope's christmas eve mass. this is the most holy day of the year some peter's square was starting to fill up a full twelve hours before pope francis will take christmas eve mass a traditional event taking place at a time of extraordinary up even at the vatican for many here the controversy
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surrounding jerusalem dates back decades in the centered on israel's illegal occupation. because. i think it's difficult for the pipe to intervene directly in politics but he is clever enough to persevere for free access to jerusalem for everyone. by the chairman and general very made it to the pope speaks well jerusalem has to remain a free and not before. the pope can talk to regular people as well as world leaders and say jerusalem belongs to everyone it's home for a number of different religions it's a limited or. they spoke with one voice the vatican slinks with true islam go back centuries this is the church of the holy cross in jerusalem consecrated in rome in st hundred a.d. on a foundation of soil and relics taken from the very hill where christians believe jesus died a little sliver of wood said have been taken from the cross draws pilgrims every
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day to walk in this church is to walk in the holy land the pope's with response to what they're describing here as israel's land grab has been unprecedented. there's seldom a drusilla a unique city holy to jews christians and muslims who worship in the city i pray to the lord that its identity will be preserved and strengthened for the benefits of the holy land of the middle east and the entire world. the vatican may be the smallest city state in the world but that hasn't stopped it vigorously disputing what seen here as israel's claim over jerusalem to be brought up at the united nations forums across europe and the message has always been the same uncompromising and wavering jerusalem belongs to no certain people it belongs to us all or jimmy. is a vatican historian familiar with its relations with jerusalem it is the global
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center of christianity officially for the catholics here because of the vatican and jerusalem it is the location of the holy places was sacred to the christians muslim and jews so this i seen this big similarity because it is. an issue of identity whether the national identity prevails or did images global events prevail. for the worshippers from all over the world christmas in some peter's square will be remembered not just for the religious experience but also for the grim reality that one of christianity's holiest cities remains under occupation peter shop al jazeera in rome. we are doing a special program on the tension over the status of jerusalem this christmas eve watch the holy land at twenty one thirty g.m.t. on sunday here on al-jazeera. more than two hundred people are dead dozens are missing after a tropical storm devastated the southern philippines unleashing flash floods and
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landslides thousands have been forced from their homes in the state of emergency has been declared in several areas just type reports. digging through the devastation caused by tropical storm tembin these rescue workers use whatever they can to find survivors but hope quickly turns to anguish as one of the youngest casualties is pulled from the mud. hours after unleashing flooding and landslides that has left dozens dead on the southern island of mindanao tendon slammed into another set of philippine islands late on saturday officials say people living in the area ignored warnings to leave and were swept away. by the flood was already close and the people were not able to get out of their homes the flood was so strong that it swept away houses emergency responders say rocks and boulders some as biggest cars were washed down from the mountains and buried scores of homes in the town of. more than seventy thousand people have been displaced in
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a region already ravaged by the government's fight against myself and groups aid organizations have criticised the government's response into something that is not shouldn't be a surprise to the philippine government and. so it is also very questionable when the government is not prepared to give relief and to give help to the people then just things happen because they should be right. tropical storm tendin is the latest to hit the philippines which is battered by around twenty major storms each year they can get one of the world's most disaster prone countries and while the storm is now heading out over the south china sea towards vietnam the devastation it's caused will continue to cause misery. al-jazeera. north korea has called the latest round of u.n. sanctions an act of war it state news agency says a stronger nuclear deterrence program is the only way to frustrate the u.s. the u.n. imposed extra measures on pyongyang on friday following its recent intercontinental
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ballistic missile test translate as more from seoul. north korea called the latest round of un security council sanctions imposed on it as a threat as a violation of its sovereignty as well as an act that would violate peace and stability in the region it also seemed to direct much of its anger at the u.s. who led drafted and negotiate at this latest round of sanctions now one interesting thing however is north korea seems to acknowledge that these latest sanctions are the toughest ever that it's faithing it called it tantamount to a complete economic blockade as not only a significant cap on petrol supplies the sanctions also call for the repatriation of north korean foreign labor as within the next twenty four months hitting an important income source for the isolated country it also calls for an ban on north korean exports including machinery and lumber again hitting north korea's income
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source there isn't however any indication in the statement that north korea will change its behavior in fact the tone is one of defiance but this is very much in line with previous statements in reaction to past sanctions many analysts have come to believe that the world is running out of sanctions options when it comes to dealing with north korea now the hope however is that these sanctions will have the effect of making it more difficult for north korea to carry out further tests please go ahead on the news on the second part of our one year five family series we report from venezuela where community activists are working together to provide what the government can't. china's changing faces why more people are going under the knife in the quest for the body beauty. and sports cattle make a successful start to their title defense of the gold cup year later with the
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details. supporters of russian opposition leader in the valley have been gathering in several cities in a bid to get his name on the ballot for presidential elections in much i i it only has been banned from running into a criminal conviction but he still intends to announce his candidacy last week president vladimir putin announced he will seek a new six year term in march is let's cross over now to really challenge in moscow say you've been at his supporters demonstration march whatever you want to call it talk us through what happened. well it's a busy day for the russian opposition on sunday as we head towards the election just three months away now i think the kind of tussle between the opposition
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figures. or thora to these is going to be heating up this. admittedly quite small demonstration was organized not one of ali but by a man called. yashin who in september along with a number of other liberal opposition figures actually won quite big in municipal elections in moscow and he realized he says that as the head of a municipal district of the city he can actually authorize demonstrations so that's what he did today try to get lots of people down onto the streets to call for presidential elections next year well the authorities didn't will not to happen they said that he was wrong that his power didn't extend that far and they essentially called this an unsanctioned rally so about so you hundred three hundred people have turned out here the police were very clear that this was not approved and that they should go home they prevented
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a stage being set up and prevented any kind of banners being showing it's a sign really that as the election approaches the authorities are unwilling as ever to let this sort of thing go on right and the man question of ali what is he up to . he has had a busy day as well so he has basically been trying to get. an initial part of the procedure to get on the ballot as a presidential candidate clear now what he had to do was as an independent candidates all want to be independent candidates get at least five hundred people together in one place to endorse him as their as their man so he tried to do that across the country with meetings in at least twenty different cities in moscow he got seven hundred people successfully together to say that yes they wanted me to be their presidential candidate next year march two thousand and eighty and he spoke
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to the people there had a very pointed message for the man that he wants to run against of course to be uprooted let's listen to that now. but even a syrian national it's you let me have putin who turned our country into a source of personal enrichment for yourself your family and your friends that is why you should not be a president anymore you are a bad president you don't have a positive program you don't know how to rule a country and we defy you in these elections and we're set to win. there on very many people who would think that even if he does get to stand in the elections he would be able to beat mir putin but he probably won't even get that far because the kremlin still sees him as a threat and the kremlin has said that his conviction for fraud which not only has already always said is was politically motivated all the kremlin insists that that is
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a valid reason to bar him from the presidential elections and it's unlikely that he will even be able to run. more than two thousand seven hundred people in turkey are being dismissed from their posts as part of the country latest emergency rule to create soldiers teaches him. links to what i've been called all alleged terror organizations in total hundred fifty thousand have been dismissed or suspended from their jobs since the failed coup in july last year that seventy suspected ties to the movement of the us based cleric girl in turkey accuse him of organizing a failed coup when come along as the director of policy analysis at the doha institute he says the latest dismissal show president has gone too far. but i think at the very beginning his the action was fully understood because that was an attempt on the life of the president actually to overthrow a democratically democratically elected government but i think after that he went
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too far using that as a pretext in order to belch not only the military in which he actually used. in fact he seized on that called an opportunity for him in order to bring the army under his control because for the past fifteen years of. actually the military has been in the past of secularism in turkey and it was very much the party which has resisted so many reforms that the president has suggested in order to bring the whole state. under his so i took that opportunity actually to bring the army and the contact but as i said he went too far when he actually there's also the state bureaucracy the fire out hundreds of university professors i know for sure that some colleges in turkish university don't have
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teachers actually to teach the courses he also the judiciary so he went after almost all those he was suspecting of posing whether actually they had links to the movement. or or not. in the second part of our one year five families series we report from venezuela where more than one hundred twenty people were killed this year in mass demonstrations inflation is rampant food and medicine are scarce president nicolas maduro government has been accused of human rights abuses yet he remains defiant and that's why reports. the pitot a neighborhood on the outskirts of caracas doesn't have rubbish collection or running water one of the more. we haven't had any water for three years we park our car here and fuel these containers more or less every day and a half. cathy is a community worker here suffering the same shortages as everyone else but not
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prepared to just accept me to. make me look i turn it on but no water comes out so we have to shower with cups. she could jolt shames and encourages her neighbors to respond if the municipality won't collect the rubbish then they will. the government does not give resources to the local authorities so they do not pay the companies that do the work because they don't have the budget so everyone through it but that is who is affected. katty like many venezuelans has put her dreams on hold in her case to bake cakes with inflation through the roof withdraw cash food and medicine scarce many venezuelans have lost faith in their politicians and they're increasingly looking inwards organizing themselves in the hope of a better future. they're all victims are rampant inflation food medicine shortages
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and rising crime it's important to work together we've forgotten that we're all brothers and sisters from the same land a land called been a soil and we're trying to take the reins of this country we're not politicians we don't work for any government agency we want to show that the citizens still have power. tens of thousands of venezuelans have left the country got his daughter hannah says he's hoping to join an uncle in costa rica. and the wages are not enough not even for their share or even to get through them and i'd like to live alone but you have to share. presidential elections are scheduled for next october president nicolas maduro will stand again hoping to extend the brand of socialism introduced in one thousand nine hundred nine by his predecessor this opposition is divided and some are being prohibited from standing. but i'm ok only too logical the one person will solve all of them as well as problems every one of us is
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obliged to play their part in improving the country. then the swale is in crisis like kathy many like say where their politicians a failed they are going to do something about it they lack thought. and they're out to see it caracas and it's time for the weather with stefan just running he's going to have a white christmas in the us well some places guaranteed elsewhere it's snowing out the moment let's take a look at where it's guaranteed to have a white christmas that my friend from idaho sent me this picture i think she will have a white christmas elsewhere though the snow has only just started you can see this area of town that's working its way towards the northeast that's giving us a fair amount of wintry weather in buffalo this is what we saw on saturday so you can see as few flurries of snow were falling there and that's just the beginning of the system that's working across them now so the snow is turning heavier and it is a bit of a problem if you're trying to get about to. because the snow and the strong winds are causing
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a bit of an issue so that is where the snow is at the moment but it's heading its way quite quickly up towards the northeast and for the east to posit canada and the northeastern parts of the u.s. it's going to be quite a storm there on christmas day lots of wintery weather coming down around two or three centimeters an hour so that's quite heavy and sticking around for quite a while so quadrille of the snow on the ground and settling on christmas day whereas behind it the story will we with the intense cold that was saying look at winnipeg minus twenty five. so any snow that's on the ground certainly won't be melting and that cold weather is also accompanied by a very strong wind so it will feel bitterly bitterly cold and that cold air then digs its way further south so chicago monday christmas day minus five minus eleven by the time we get to boxing day tuesday and still with a stiff breeze a fairly cold and much wow is cold indeed isn't it thanks for that surf coming up on al-jazeera it's black friday madness in colombia but tensions rise of a chinese products in the marketplace. a cover up for oh we'll be here with more on
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al-jazeera. every your. and again our top stories live pictures here coming up another not life of christmas celebrations in bethlehem that taking place hours after palestinian christian leaders for me rejected the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital calling a dangerous and an insult scuffles and iran at least fifteen palestinians have died in post tests since the u.s.
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announcement. at least ten people have been killed in the southern philippines after tropical storm tembin caused landslides and flooding fishel say many villages ignored warnings to leave coastal areas and were swept away the storm system is now moving towards vietnam. north korea has called the latest round of u.n. sanctions an act of war it state news agency says a stronger new kids it turns program is the only way to for straight the u.s. the u.n. imposed extra measures on chung on friday falling as recent intercontinental ballistic missile test. every christmas season colombia witnesses a tropical version of black friday thousands of vendors stuck up their shops with popular clothes at cheap prices but as. to reports there's tension this time around due to fierce competition from chinese. buyers crawl underneath the door of this whole sale mall and ryan they are resellers trying to get the most desired garments
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to stock their shops that might be gone or great early rice is columbia's version of black friday which repeats itself every night at two am during the christmas season. good good little bit all it's very hard but it's worth the effort christmas is when people buy the most we don't have a life but we make good money reselling these jeans. during the day some big downtown boulder is overwhelmed by buyers informal vendors mics. with merchants of locally made shoes and clothes moving four million u.s. dollars per day. but sellers say they have been facing unfair competition from recently arrived chinese traders who pay up to tree times for their shops imported legally and sell products at half the price of the system basic of course in the uk we lost sixty five percent of our sales last year and i had to cut sixty percent of the employees at our factory it was impossible to compete with them merchants took
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to the streets as tensions rose then in october the police shut down fifty chinese stores for contraband none would speak on camera but one representative of the growing chinese community told us they are facing racial discrimination the manager of the grandson mall rejects such accusations so you know nothing about how to call them they just call them if they come and work legally and follow the rules they are welcome but if they are doing a listen activities we will fight them but we've been hitting on colombians who contraband as well and this was thanks to the chinese invasion of. what's happening seventy thirty you know it's only that shape of the iceberg in the last decade chinese imports and commerce at least by almost twenty times going from five hundred billion a year with say here i pardon them a billion but it will go soon economy rayna says colombian merchants need to learn how to compete. noise from place them on colombia is no longer
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a country of cheap labor we have a per capita income of around seven thousand dollars believes we can compete making cheap textiles shoes or clothing at this point is hopeless these sellers feel they have to win their protectionist battle but it's unclear for how long they'll remain in business in an increasingly globalized world alison that i'm. over the last few days we've seen her number of world leaders visit key african countries pledging political and economic support turkey's president arrived in sudan for a three day tour that includes chad and tunis here everyone's visit is the first of its kind by the turkish leader to sudan that comes after his french counterpart pledged nearly five hundred million dollars in funding for security while on a visit tunisia emanuel urged ground forces to step up the fight against what he called terrorist groups in the region and the emir of qatar is in ghana as part of
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his tour of six west african countries shaped i mean bin how funny is there to expand economic ties while qatar remains under blockade by four arab countries for more on the emir's africa term ahmed vall is live in ghana as capital acra tell us what he is trying to do there one hundred. just joined the army of couple six i mean but how much time has just wrapped up his is just around i arrived yesterday night and this is what you said in your intro the last leg of a six nation tour in west africa and it's about all of that of the efforts by qatar to to make a difference at least here in this area which has come under pressure by saudi arabia and the lights on and it was just a few months ago trying to convince all the countries in this region to turn against couple and cut their diplomatic ties we have seen some of those countries
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doing seeing but also got out and these other five countries of the i mean how does it all those who chose to take a neutral stance in the gulf crisis and by way of recognition from qatar according to analysis going on around here in the newspapers and as well a couple wanted to show that it is a grateful for the support or for that to travel to you by these west african countries that it also has included quite a lot of deals between the between a couple of these countries in terms of economy is in terms of jewels and particularly in terms of fighting salaries we have seen the. mills allegation in ghana for in mali signing deals that will benefit the colleagues of foreign minister to whom we talked just a few minutes ago deals that will benefit six hundred thousand people in mali particularly in the north a program that focuses on financing education among young people among young people to promote. peace financing education to combat terrorism
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so qatar here in this region trying to gain also all of us has been playing many years ago until very recently and it is still playing the role of a peacemaker supporting the peace agreement in mali and cooperating with these countries are going to tell what is in the same hands. this at the end of this is the qatari officials we talked to are very confident that the results of this visit are huge both for qatar and for the countries in west africa all right let's leave it there i'm going to stay with the story going to bring in ibrahim for had professor of conflict resolution at the institute for graduate studies good to have you with us what mohammed left out there was food security i mean that's incredibly important for many of the countries when it comes to africa isn't it well yes. but that's not the only reason why we are seeing high level visits by.
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africa they can piss at this time let's begin with the bigger picture and i think what we're seeing now is the administration has established a new way of working with the world what i call it american unilateralism meaning that. is working independently from of those and this actually invited others will encourage the in some way is to seek their own or building their own alliances and that's what we're seeing that's happening now where. africa is a very important country where i mean what does africa have to offer these countries as probably not a bad thing is it seeking you know and alliances but where is africa strong in that area well africa is going to it's one actually it's political. the other think is economic and that's why you actually would see these visits that have these two
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implications politically like in the case of qatar you know as a result of the crisis that is facing with the neighboring countries which is linked to the overall trump administration's. political situations now is seeking building alliances in africa and africa many countries have votes and the united nations and the security. also so they can make a difference politically and also is that the idea of enforcing. against by building these alliances this would counter the blockade that that's been imposed on qatar by the neighboring countries and how easy or hard do you think that will be while i think that's. africa is open for collaboration with with world leaders they have a lot to offer and so i think what's on what's what's we're seeing now is you know this collaboration is happening on the mutual interest basis for both countries and
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i think both sides are benefiting from this. couple has been able to do in this visit to build a lot of operations on signing a lot of ikrima nts so that's. political message for for the for the world that qatar is not a long couple is not look at qatar as building. alliances and building political cooperation with others and the other thing is economic. over the gun he just signed actually in sudan will economic agreements and he had a huge team of. business the business men that accompanying him there in the case of france we are seeing marco on actually is focusing on building security fighting terrorism so as you see also we know that the turkish american delusion should also spread boldly in the weirdest of its situations in the past probably the kittle so is also encouraged to seek of our avenues to only working with united states
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so bill i think there's a way that the majority of investment would be good for africa on so many lives and so now i mean would they be trampling on other countries terrorism in china has been a long time player they obviously want that's definitely not good news for china as china has invested heavily on the economic level and chinese foreign policy is mostly driven by economic dimensions. now we're seeing actually two main competitors mainly turkey actually which were because also in particular actually china invested in sudan in particular in terms of economic cooperation so to the key is a tough competitor at the top of the economic competitor is signing twelve agreements so this is not good enough for china being a tough competitor working with the so there is that and also let's not forget that during his visit to gan mention the political positions that sudan talk in terms of
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on the issue of jerusalem which is another area of tension between turkey and the united states but on other levels also of political cooperation so i think it's been a fitting both politically and economically we've seeing that you know more of these visits happening and more of these agreements signed which is again i think it's also also sends the right the not enough good news actually for also troubled the decision of seeing these big school operations are being built as agreements are being signed in the been there from him because he is again on the we're living that you know what i call it american unilateral ism and this is happening independently from the american position on this in him thank you thank you. it's been a month since emerson man and was sworn in as the new president he inherited a bankrupt economy and high unemployment from longtime leader robert mugabe who stepped down after a military intervention her metasearch votes from harare and what progress has been
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made since monica came into power. prices of basic commodities have gone up since president amos and when i took over last month people seem to prefer shopping in the store because it's a little bit cheaper than others but it's still frustrating we are supposed to buy groceries for. thirty dollars and i mean the so-called sixty or seventy dollars to three times for things that have so much. when i got was new administration has promised crippling cash shortages this hasn't happened yet some economists blame what they call business owners indiscipline coming from the ground of companies trying to make as much fortune as possible before prices stabilizes but shop owners say the shortage of foreign currency is to blame some have to buy dollars on the black market at a premium to remain viable they insist they have to hike prices the government accuses some business owners and politicians are breaking the exchange control law
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by illegally stashing money abroad and not depositing it in local banks the president says he has a list of individuals who have money overseas some of it stolen and smuggled out of the country one of prison and that was first act was to order a three month amnesty for the return of stolen money to the country people have until march to do so or they will be arrested despite the huge economic challenges they have been more positive developments since when i became president the government says civil servants will be paid on time this month some eighty games i'm now giving us dollars that had not happened for months the new administration is also trying to mend strained relations with some in the international community which will ensure the sanctity and security of your investment and. all agreements with you including. investment.
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in terms of the your. property. shobna spotted many zimbabweans hope when they will turn around the economy re a positive we trying to be positive. changes we hope for the better for a better country the bobbins know it will take time for the situation to improve but until the new president's promises become reality long lines outside banks and rising food prices will likely continue. al-jazeera. a quiet revolution in the way we work is happening all around us but some leading thinkers say governments are failing to keep the public informed automation and artificial intelligence are creating a new world where millions of jobs will simply disappear in the first of a five part series on ai go and sleep examines which jobs could be most under threat and you play music. and. in the
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future is likely many people will have one of these in the home. after all it will sing songs and dance for your kids will tell you how to cook a meal. well teach math this could be a classroom assistant exactly but what interests business about these robots is that they can be put in the supermarkets and tell you where the yogurt is or go into the lobby of an office block and tell you where to meet your contact we're speaking to large blue chip companies who want to use them in their offices we're speaking to cab home providers we're speaking to hotels commonly factories to use in the showroom. a whole variety financial organizations banks retail supermarkets quite a large sector businesses are extremely cagey about talking about their interest in artificial intelligence not surprising given that robots or algorithms could
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replace humans in any number of ways jobs insurance the law financial services other clerical roles are already being lost entire professions are projected to disappear. and if a robot can be designed to build a house in a couple of days and the movements of goods will be performed without humans then it's clear that in rich countries vast numbers of jobs in all pay grades could be at risk in agriculture designers are working on a robot which can distinguish between leaves and stalks to pick fruit very little appears outside the imagination some people are genuinely asking what jobs there might be less folk humans actually to do and one answer seems to be things with our hands because robots don't have motor skills so things perhaps like working with food or cutting hair or gardening but clearly much of this is monotonous and it's not very well paid so who will give us money or pay for things if we no longer work
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or raise taxes increasingly it's being suggested that a so-called universal income may be the answer being paid not to work today suddenly universal basic in. com is a serious policy option there's lots of experiments going on as to how it can be done what effect does it have it's moved much more into the mainstream and that i think is a consequence of all the changes that we have seen going on to provide the united states of america every six states of america with a decent basic income one thing they're using i mean. would cost a quarter of a minute to spend so it's not feasible but the biggest question of all is whether it would make us happy or could it be that technology offers us the option of having almost all time to ourselves and if so is it a dream come true or would we get bored cautiously the world of business is also where the boundaries are and what we are prepared to accept the al-jazeera.
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head on al-jazeera and sport the charlotte hornets fighting spirit pays off in the n.b.a. details with. hard . seen as a holy city by the three major monotheistic religions jerusalem has been contested for centuries al-jazeera brings you a special program about the status of jerusalem and its importance with our
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correspondents across the palestinian territories and opinions from around the world we explore the reality on the ground and the impact of the u.s. intention to move its embassy to jerusalem one have on the peace process the holy land on al-jazeera. the resits surgery is on the rise in china it's now so popular that the procedures have become the third biggest market in the world after brazil and the united states and run reports from shanghai eleven years ago chen lin decided she did not like the way she looked she since spent more than twenty thousand
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dollars on injections her visits to this beijing clinic have become his routine is going to the head dresses like you are. the injections that made my chin more pointed and my face longer later i had surgery to my nose which was flat before now it's higher i also made my lips fuller and my skin's motor this was pre-surgery and before problems with immigration began. once immigration stopped me and made me restate my id card number four times every time i go through immigration the expression of the officer is one of a big surprise. the pursuit of physical beauty is big business in china last year three thousand operations were carried out at his beijing clinic alone one of the city's biggest the popularity of plastic surgery is driven by social media and the
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growing obsession with selfies in a shanghai park i met good who didn't want to be recognised he thought a make over would improve his job prospects he had double eyelid surgery but it went badly wrong grr can no longer sleep properly and that's taking a toll on him. white house they can't close my eyes at all when i try to sleep this is why it's so painful my biggest hope is that i can close my eyes and this sleep well to many people this is nothing but this is my dream he can only close his eyes by using a special lotion these razor scars are evidence of two attempted suicides in spite of the many well documented stories of botched operations there appears to be no shortage of trying to ease women and men who want to change the way they look but they are increasingly at the mercy of illegal practitioners and the government's
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now so concerned it's begun a campaign to shut them down that is not much comfort for good he's now saving for another operation so that he can hopefully close his eyes again adrian brown al-jazeera shanghai let's get some sports news now fire has been having football will start with an english premier league leaders manchester city have extended their winning streak to seventeen matches they be in bournemouth for a mail at our sergio where i got the scoring underway in the twenty seventh minute with rain sterling adding a second shortly after the break where that got city's one hundred primarily goal of twenty seven to make it three nil and in a low completed the scoreline. for those you have dollars after a lot of games in a row winning winning games he's mentally will be ready to do it again and again and that is what they impressed most about that guys. every time there really is to
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do that. elsewhere holders chelsea were frustrated at everton and a goal is stronger harry kane god is seven patrick of twenty seven team as tottenham burnley while second place man united could only manage a two two draw with leicester leicester equalised five minutes into stoppage time spike having a man sent off sometimes you you take a point and you say ok and it's a. hard to get it and you accept the point as a positive result that's not the case that something is a game for two in this league and then. is easy to see we lost a point barcelona have all but eliminated defending champions around the trade from the spanish title race barcelona beat raul three nil and el classico on saturday to move fourteen points clear of there are tribals in the league standings nail at
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half time it was luis suarez who opened the scoring in madrid's burn about stadium and after danny well how was sent off for handling the ball on the goal line a little messy doubled the lead from the penalty spot late substitute electives out and made sure of the three points for barsa but it's not us. they had a few counterattacks and we knew had a person here and that's what we did in the second half and thanks to that perseverance we managed to play closer to their goal and score goals and finish off the game. it's a loss that hurts a lot but nothing else is what we're going to do is look forward everyone thinks lego is finished but i don't think so i don't think the other managers think so either we're going to continue with our work because it wasn't a bad year. so confirmation of barcelona's dominance there nine had a second place athletic a majority who lost on friday to espanyol delancey and this it chance to go second with defeat to villareal on saturday and around madrid are fourth of fourteen
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points behind bars with one game in hand on this edition of al classical kicked off earlier for the first time as bosses were hoping to increase its asian viewership spanish football writer simon harrison says that is something that will happen gradually i think it's of them we'll 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 a global target being asia i'm sure that we'll see more games get around that. i mean generally it is obviously going to be down to the uk it was for the same that that is that is the big thing i think for me is the fact you got to capture you go picture it in the moments in the bernabeu income now and then that is the the image that one book at around the world and that's where you get the interest when the funds in the stadium are happy you're going to get a much better product out of it in terms of age at the moment of these difficult difficult with time zones it's difficult to keep everyone happy for that but really
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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 from afar defending champion scatter have become their golf cup campaign in style living in yemen for a nail in queen city taking a leave after just two minutes through a few. and they soon moved to know after tara scored early then made it three for qatar inside just eighteen minutes and row row rounded out the scoring for the defending champions with six minutes to go. in salaries of a group b. match bahrain and iraq drew one one both goals coming late in the game gulf cup action continues on monday with the u.a.e. playing saudi and host kuwait taking on oman in group eight tennis world number
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one rafa nadal has pulled out of the season ending tournaments in abu dhabi due to ongoing fitness concerns the exhibition of event is due to start on december twenty eighth but gee thirty one year old will be replaced by competitor it's. a good the spaniard also withdrew from the season ending a.t.p. finals in london last month due to an ongoing knee injury in. in the n.b.a. the toronto raptors beat the philadelphia seventy six hours to win their sixth game in a row meanwhile the charlotte hornets battled from eighteen point deficit to beat the milwaukee bucks on saturday charlotte's dwight howard had twenty one points and sixteen rebounds on the night the game was tied until the fourth quarter but it was the hornets back to charge one hundred eleven to one hundred six the final score. the new n.h.l. expansion team the vegas golden knights have continued their unbelievable home run they beat the washington capitals three nothing on saturday invaded alex had oscar unlimber and william across an all scored one hundred thirty stop twenty six shots
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was for shadow vegas and the six hundred ninety nine clear game the golden knights fifteen home wins this season are tied for the most in the n.h.l. the tampa bay over in boston the bruins beat the visiting detroit red wings three one patrice bergeron scored twice in third period to help seal a win this is boston's fourth straight victory. and that's all your sport for now back to you thanks very much for that for a sit for this news about the cold war news coming up in the next couple of minutes so do stay with us see that. from toxic milk to fake meat food scandals continue to rock china as the world turns to it for its food one when he goes undercover to expose the hidden harm in a system geared for profits one east at this time and how does iraq.
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you are making very pointed remarks where 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 say to no evil person just wakes up over the morning in the sense i want to cover the world in darkness and this is a dialogue and that could be what leading to some of the confusion the lie was
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about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the colobus conversation at this time on al-jazeera and monday put it won't on. us and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for dry river beds like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country have been truly unable to escape the war.


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