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biggest names in politics in business will meet in the swiss alps for the world economic forum what will be top of the agenda maggie our sun engages in rigorous debate cutting through the headlines on the front and in a week of special coverage will be gauging reaction from around the world to america's most controversial president of modern times january on al-jazeera. this is al-jazeera. hello i'm so ho robin and this is the al-jazeera news our life war headquarters here in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes syrian rebels and their families a bus start of a besieged town under
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a surrender deal with the government. was a third day of protests in iran as the government warned against illegal gatherings . also a funeral is held for a palestinian protesters shot by israeli troops in garza. and with only seven months in office how the french president has moved himself and his country center stage. could have you with us on the news our syrian rebels and their families have begun arriving in their region south of damascus after making a deal with the government a convoy of buses carrying about four hundred fighters and their families was allowed to leave the rebel bet chain and travel to deer and it led the rebels lost to the syrian government and its allies after heavy fighting earlier this month say the holder has more from beirut. in the last rebel pocket in the southwestern
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countryside of damascus it is a military gain for the syrian government and its allies they launched a massive military campaign two months ago the rebels were trapped in a small area they had no other choice really but to surrender we've seen this happen before intense bombardment and then program and forces impose a siege for the rebels have no choice but to surrender or die really but this is a portent of this is not just a military game for the government it is again for iran and iran expanding its influence in a corner of syria very strategic corner of syria it lies between the syrian israeli and lebanese borders which means iran's allies on the ground are moving closer to israel and israel really has been voicing a lot of concern about this as of late talking both to the russians as well as the americans telling them that they will not accept it random moving closer to their
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borders in fact a few weeks ago they stepped up air strikes in syria they weren't just targeting what they believed were arms convoys destined to the iranian allied hezbollah movement but what we understand one of those strikes targeted close to an iranian military base a base that was being set up by iran so it was a warning message from israel so not just another military game for the government again for iran and possibly it could be a source of tension in the near future also with syrian families in the west are beginning to arrive home after enduring years of displacement a temporary ceasefire has provided some relief from the five finger though seems to be no diplomatic solution despite several rounds of talks of all of the divisible. the commonplace to win in northwest syria is deceptive. the scenic village has business fierce fighting and now it's destroyed homes are unable to provide relief during the harsh winter. were some says he couldn't handle the conditions in the
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camps for the displaced and has decided to return despite the risks he's now content with the limited supplies he can get in his own village but that of a sane john out there we've come back after four years in displacement camps home sweet home nothing on earth compares to our lovely village we came back restored our house which was in ruins we also started to grow some wheat barley and more almost every syrian seems to have lost something over some also shares that loss as many of his friends and neighbors are gone. but his family is thankful for what they have and what they salvaged the northwestern part of hama provinces close to the costly stronghold of the assad government rebel fighters were pushed out after months of fighting but a calm has prevailed since the attacks declined as part of a deescalation deal the bitter cold keeps most people indoors local see around six hundred families have returned to a stone and it isn't easy to resume their lives. that there's no
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electricity the village lacks basic services like sewage and even schools most of the residents found their homes in ruin but they were turned to bring life back to normal. elsewhere in hama province aerial and ground attacks have continued the government and its allies deny the rebels accusations of violating the deescalation deal. this is the moment fighters say they shot down a military aircraft in hama activists say assad's forces have continued their push on the border between hama and live provinces. rebel groups have rejected the talks and saatchi proposed by russia after the geneva process field to achieve a pub to peace and as temperatures drop further in the seventh winter of serious conflict the hopes of finding a solution simon job are there now there are reports of a third day of antigovernment protests in iran despite warnings from the interior minister to avoid what he described as illegal gatherings hundreds of people joined
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demonstrations in several cities on thursday and friday over the government's economic policies there were posts all social media about smaller protests on saturday in the capital tehran shall record only kermanshah iranian state media is also reporting confrontations between police that about seventy protesters attacked iran university oh yeah. all economic indications in the country are good yes there is an increase in the prices of some products and the government is working on fixing the causes of the high prices some of the events that have taken place in recent days are said to have been because of the economy but there are other reasons the people behind what is taking place think they will be able to harm the government but when social movements and protests start in the street those who have ignited them are not always able to control them. many of the protesters are angry at rising food and fuel prices as well as cuts to welfare benefits they say that they're being unfairly targeted in the recent budget while religious
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institutions appear to have been untouched and authorised lending practices have also caused the collapse of some financial institutions president hassan rouhani has vowed to clean up the banking sector and kick start the economy but many complain that progress is too slow the iranian government leaders have long blamed the u.s. sanctions for the sluggish economy while many were lifted out of the nuclear deal with world powers two years ago some unilateral american sanctions remain. meanwhile on saturday a large pro-government rallies also got under way state television showed crowds in the capital tehran holding banners in support of supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei the rallies mark the anniversary of the end of the address that shook the country in two thousand and nine following a disputed election. but jube so harry is an associate professor of contemporary history of the middle east at qatar university joins me here in studio good to have you with us there are two conflicting trains of thought hey you got
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the iranian public saying the prices of the basic necessities and mission management of the economy is the problem so the government to blame and the government are blaming the american sanctions sub of which are you do actually in place from the us how do we read the situation there is no doubt the iranian people facing a serious economy difficulties the economy of iran is relying on the oil oil prices down there is a problem with that is a structural problem within the iranian economy that governments have failed to fix these and also there is the failure to benefit from the so all of this together those who are there is a problem the difficulties the iranian facing these difficulties because of the governments not only even through the governments are failing to face because the these these kind of difficulties need more if at all the governments need to be. strong enough to implement these changes so when you say it needs more effort are
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we talking about the fact that there are internal struggles within the government or its ministries to actually implement the issues that need to be dealt with and if so who's who's the person that should actually be forging this sort of policy head normally is the government is the president and his team normally the president and his team are in charge and they have to face these issues and they have to fix these issues. you know told the public that you know the first four years i was involved and they were you know. more focus on the deal now after the deal is signed and focused on the fixing your economy but the economy itself cannot be fixed overnight it needs to go it is the distillation it needs the flexibility it needs in fixing the political environment itself now after four years and the first honey in this plan came to power and that the minute time came to power basically said there are more sanctions on iran to be able to be imposed the need
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to be reviewed i mean i'm not happy with the deal itself so any effort of any expectation to have. would see some outcome a positive outcome of the deal actually has been eclipsed one of the many things that we've seen all the various social media posts and not all can be verified is that different types of calls from the public some are complaining about food prices some are complaining about the usa the iranian funding of groups and agencies and beyond the borders of iran they're not happy with that they want that money spent on their own country there may be a legitimate point it's difficult to say exactly what the iranian public are complaining about in different parts of the country i think this is not the first time where iranians are exercising the foreign policy of their own country is happening two thousand and five to two thousand even in the first two years of hazara honey there was a strong and strong criticism to the government how they spent all of this money on as a lebanon and syria and therefore there is this is not a new up by the way but the new is that the new group of people who are good size
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in the government they are more conservative there are more religious normally we used to hear this summer from the left of iran not rather than a from the new the conservative a tradition conservative this time we hear it more from the edition conservative more religious more people are living outside the main cities you speak about michel to speak about on those you know cities you know the middle class people who are living there and they can in me actually is hitting their own daily life every minute how long do you. these demonstrations can either sustain themselves or the government is willing to tolerate them you know to do the you know let's differentiate between the government and the system but i don't want to differ it's just very delicate absolute reality that the government to focus on has a rowhani the system is about all the system itself the supreme leader has run i think what we saw in the last three days more of the system to the government today we would do we are watching people who are actually defending the regime the system
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they are saying everything is fine the government should do its work we would be ok and i think this is the moment where we see division within the within those demonstrations i think if the division goes on that would be a serious a threat to the whole society and that is what the system doesn't need at the moment we should see what happens for the moment but you say everything i sort of expect you. the funerals been held for a palestinian man shot by israeli soldiers during protests singles on friday the palestinian health ministry says twenty year old jamal a muslim died have to be shot in the stomach at least fifty people were wounded by life firing join the protests against the trumpet ministration the u.s. recognized jerusalem as israel's capital of this month now where pass the latest from the funeral in gaza. was yeah oh god. it's
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friday when. we talk to the gun went off to die today morning from his injuries the ministry of health says he saw six. to die in the on rest in the file and then six december when u.s. president trump said america would recognize recently as the capital of israel. it's a very bad decision for the palestinian people the americans are supporting israel in our own land we are people in our homeland and have given a martyr for palestine and for jerusalem it's normal for the political factions and the armed groups in gaza whose leaders for the young men to go to the border protest to fund the sheen or also those who've been killed this ones funded by the arms supported by the armed wing of fatah leaders every friday for the last month of course protesters to go to the border the separation wall and fence that surrounds guys are now about five or six different places that clashed with the
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israeli soldiers fired tear gas some light bullets. and there's no sign that they're going to give up anytime soon. to south asia where india has been angered by the appearance of the palestinian ambassador to pakistan at a rally called by the main suspect in the two thousand and eight will by a time now thousands of people gathered in rome. bindy on friday over the u.s. decision on jerusalem it was organized by conservative alliance linked to half is safe to use being designated a global terrorist by the u.s. and the u.n. says it will take up the ambassador's appearance with palestinian authorities india was among the one hundred twenty eight countries are voted in favor of the u.n. resolution rejecting jerusalem as israel's capital given jacob is the associate professor of diplomacy and disarmament studies jawaharlal nehru university in new delhi where he says the ambassador's public appearance alongside his sede has strained india's relationship with the palestinians i think india as
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a reaction to the episode in pakistan is completely understandable given the fact that board in the abu abas states have declared mr happiest as a global terrorist and in diplomacy and politics it is very bored and who you are seen with whose invitations you accept and who you get photographed with the very fact that. a student about their choice to go do erratically and he knew beforehand who he was going to be with this was no secret and he went there and photographed with. it better as read it and. i think it has not gone down very well with new delhi where we understand it in my opinion. well plenty ahead here on the al-jazeera news hour including we these street barbers of vancouver here helping to restore people's dignity with a simple haircut. also tension some as between refugees from sudan and south sudan
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as they compete for limited resources. and support roger federer's return to the tennis court gets off to a winning start those details coming up with. russia's supreme court has upheld the ban on office issued leader alexina valley running for president next year the valley has been barred because of a fraud conviction he says is politically motivated he's now calling for supporters to boycott the vote as a block to me putin is widely expected to win a fourth term. staying in europe french president jacques kroll has been in office for seven months now at the start sub labeled him to arrogant but opinion polls now suggest his popularity has risen at the moment sometimes called a hyper president is making his mark on the world stage on issues ranging from climate change to middle east disputes the tasha butler has more from paris.
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keeping up with emmanuel mccall isn't easy energetic young president has thrown him self into a frenzy of activity at home and abroad since being elected in may for this newspaper cartoonist sketching such a dynamic leader is proving quite a challenge. but what is amazing is that we never used to draw him two years ago people talked about the manner of michael as a young prodigy close to president hollande but he was never key ministers and we never drew him now as the president as he made it was really during the election campaign that we started sketching him a lot because as he was everywhere he went on i believe. mackerels built a reputation in france as a straight talker and a man of action it's why many in france called him a hypo president a phrase which was used to describe former president nicolas sarkozy's hands on style. my only thought hundred macross taken a lead on climate change and reforming the european union he's pushed through
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a raft of domestic reforms including plans to help the deprived suburbs of the only solution what message did you bring to the need to directly support the c g. i convey very clear message of hope but not in a one of the same commitment of the whole nation in man or mark or has also been very active internationally he's taken a keen interest in crises such as lebanon syria and jerusalem he wants france to play a greater role what do you see some of his very quick to size up opportunities and when he sees opportunities he takes them we saw that with the election last year and we're seeing that now with him as president and what you said is now is there's an opportunity internationally to take on a bigger role at the start of his term across popularity was low some in france said he was too arrogant but that's changed now higher in the opinion polls than any previous leader in a methodist year pleasure of course he's doing very well his refresh to french
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politics he's pragmatic intelligent not an idealogue he's what france needs right now these are people who want to change my core fulfills a need for chand we cannot turn now if you succeed it's early but for the time being he delivers what he promised but not everyone is convinced some say he needs to delegate more to his ministers because you don't know what to do he's an omnipresent president he wants to be in charge of everything all the time but that's very dangerous he's up in the polls now only sure but when things go wrong he'll be the one directly in the firing line and the one who will have to take the blame the french won't always support him. back ross says france was stagnating and he wants to restore its glory as his political party has nearly wiped out the opposition it seems that for now there is very little standing in the way of his ambitions tasha butler al jazeera paris. spain's prime minister has dismissed the idea that ousted catalan president carter's pujol could govern from abroad money on
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a royal made the comment in his end of years beach a week after catalonia separatist parties won a majority in a divisive snap election is currently in self-imposed exile in brussels after he declared catalan dependence in october. the zombie and president has called on the military to help fight a cholera outbreak that's killed at least forty one people in the capital lusaka. submergence the measures are needed to try to stop the epidemic from spreading including closing some markets more than fifteen hundred people have contract it the disease since september the number of cases of decreased in october but new infections have surged in recent weeks. in south sudan life is becoming increasingly tough for refugees of war north of war north of the border in sudan they've been having to share limited resources with south sudanese who've also had war and potential famine to contend with some refugees are being killed in the
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friction or morgan reports from babylon county in south sudan home to water for refugee camps for people from the north of the border. this has been a france's home for more than six years their refugee from sudan fled her home and sought safety in neighboring south sudan she says she no longer feel safe after her brother was killed last year in fighting between refugees and there's a house that it needs hosts. that we lost our brother last year he was kidnapped and killed they brought back his body that night we were attacked inside that comes with guns we lost a lot of people during the fights not just my brother but children women were killed in this time pete flipped. fighting broke out in blue nile state after the sudan people's liberation movement north rebelled against government leaders in khartoum the armed opposition group accuse the sudanese government of breaking the two thousand and five peace agreement it allowed state to choose whether to be part of sudan or
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a newly independent south sudan the conflict has resulted in more than two hundred fifty thousand refugees fleeing to south sudan more than half of them live in four camps here it is refugee started arriving here in my band since two thousand and eleven a few months after south sudan gained independence but since then the host country has been at civil war which is still happening that has created an economic and hunger crises all over it have had an impact on the refugees the war in south sudan which started in ten to thirteen also displaced south sudanese and resulted in more than half of the twelve million population facing food insecurity south sudanese government leaders say tensions are being created because the refugees have freedom to move and reach limited resources in montana if you. feel better there are advantages and disadvantages of having them here the main problem is that the camps are not first that means there are a few g.'s can move freely in countries for domestic use and that is having an impact. and with almost no chance of returning home to sudan soon the united
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nations high commission for refugees says they need to be protected they are here they have needs they have rights and these needs and rights have to be met and so that there has to be a very high level of cooperation between you and the south sudanese government to ensure that they are safe protected and and that their needs are met a friend has no plans to return to the word zone in sudan but she may have to do just that if there is a repeat of the violence between refugees and there's how sudanese hosts people morgan al-jazeera south sudan. egypt's former president mohammed morsy has been sentenced to three years in prison on charges of insulting the judiciary for a speech he made while in office morsi has been tried in several cases after he was deposed following mass protests and a military coup in twenty thirteen he's already serving a twenty year sentence in another case on charges of inciting attacks on protesters
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in twenty twelve and the top of eels caught in september upheld a separate twenty five year term on charges of harming national security by leaking state documents to cattle. i saw has claimed responsibility for an attack on a coptic church and a christian shop gypped at least nine people were killed and five others wounded in the shooting just south of the capital cairo the suspected gunman who was injured before being arrested by police u.s. president trouble offered his condolences saying he stands united with egypt against terrorism charleville it's a small. progress of confidence inside the virgin mary church on the outskirts of cairo the family members of eight different victims brought together by gunmen killing in the name of. this is the suspected attacker it's believed he's wearing a suicide vest first he shot of the christian on shop before moving to cairo's
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coptic mum in a church he opened fire on civilians and police officers outside who witnesses people inside closed the doors when they heard the shots. thank god they locked the door there were hundreds in sight if getting close a door in time it could have been worse than did jack and the road the mask in china relatives piece together what had happened is they met outside the hospital. and. one woman was killed when she tried to help the attacker thinking he had fallen they say he saw her across dangling from her neck and shot at the one who she was asking him in the name of christ this something happened to you she was worried about him she gives him love and tenderness and peace in this world they made peace with the gunfire with gunfire. as the ambulances left the funeral with their loved ones and size they were accompanied by
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armored vehicles and a sign of increased security for christians here it's the latest in a number of attacks on the christian minority in egypt which represents about ten. percent of the population the problem is that there's no clear counterterrorism and counterinsurgency policies so for dealing with this threat for a while egypt has been discontinuing the same blunders and same mistakes egypt has been under a state of emergency since i pro and suicide bombing struck two coptic church is killing at least forty five people on palm sunday i saw also claimed responsibility for that attack the government deployed more security forces outside churches this month in anticipation of attacks over christmas. and new year's on joining our christmas every holiday every holiday this. oh god you are vengeful. i egypt's christians have long accused the authorities of not doing enough
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to protect them at the most. well it's time for the weather his america north america gripped by the cold exactly and i've got a picture of the video now showing you just how cold it is now this is video here looks like it might be because if you look at the see that wispy stuff on it it looks like the fee is smoking of course it's not this is the atlantic at this time of year it is bitterly bitterly cold but because the air is so much colder it looks like it steamy whatever you do don't get in that water because it will be very very cold so these are the temperatures we're looking at at the moment minus seven in toronto there today a minus seventeen in october it is staying cold and it's going to stay cold for a good few days yet in fact as we head through into sunday minus fifteen in toronto if anything we're going to wrong way that's getting colder and also with the minus twenty bitterly cold staying very cold and also
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a great deal of relief on the cards the top three one with a fifty m. that worked its way across the northwestern parts but then func southward and it's now spreading that cold air a bit further towards the south still so denver there on for today today thirteen degrees. will be our maximum that's about fifty five in fahrenheit not too bad really for this time of year but then that cold air sinks its way southwards across us and things get far colder so by the time we get to sunday our maximum this is a maximum denver minus six that's just twenty two that's quite a drop too cold for me so you have got a cold is looking at that report stuff thanks still ahead here on al-jazeera. celebrations in libya as people displaced from the town of tokyo are told they can return home. a taxing issue for china to remove all of steel exports to cheese threatens further trade disputes with both the united states and the e.u. . and england's victory hopes turned to ashes those details coming up in sport with
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joe. that's what we're talking about i'll start shooting people are not must try to shoot themselves and their other countries have managed to solve this problem are you worried that this conflict could erupt into a pulp right open war that's the sort of security issue all the people who pay the price clearly writeup unprejudiced setting the stage for a serious debate up front at this time on al-jazeera. june nineteenth sixty seventh sixty's there redrew the map of the middle east this record of the victory of the israeli army in that war was the greatest tragedy in the history of islam fifty years later al-jazeera explores the events leading to the war and its consequences which are still felt today we tried everything to the
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united nations and tried to make. contacts through different countries and it was clear that all this was just north of the wall in june at this time. you're watching the al-jazeera news our arms the whole robin a reminder of our top stories syrian rebels and their families have begun arriving in the their region south of damascus to making a deal with the government a convoy of buses carrying about four hundred fighters and their families was allowed to leave the rebel enclave of bed and travel to dealer and it. there are reports of a third day of anti-government protests in iran despite warnings from the interior minister to avoid what he described as illegal gatherings there is growing anger
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and frustration in iran over rising prices at the government's comic policies also the funerals been held for a palestinian man shot by israeli soldiers during protests in gaza on friday at least fifty people wounded by live fire jointly protests against the trunk decision of jerusalem. libya's internationally recognized government is allowing people displaced during the two thousand and eleven revolution to return to their homes they were forced from the town of tal after fighters supported former libyan leader moammar gadhafi but a lot of the what he reports from tripoli. video and heard can't hide their joy. they will finally return to their home. after away for six years some of these children were born here in this
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camp in tripoli yet they are holding on to their parents' dream those that have already been heard that we are so happy that we will finally go home we just need to settle down and live in peace now we've had enough trouble with sick and tired of the interrogation. but nobody has says she has had a terrible experience the son was accused of fighting for freedom a leader moammar gadhafi in twenty eleven and was later arrested by rebels from the city of misrata girl who doesn't get up we just need our safety to be guaranteed had we need a neutral official brigade to secure our hometown to work we don't want misrata to police to work because it used to be our adversary around four hundred fifty families live in this camp they don't have proper healthcare or sanitation so life here is tough. it is even tougher for disabled people like ahmad mubarak he remembers how spacious and comfortable his old house back home was.
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it has been so difficult for us living here on all levels the place we live in hygiene education and security on many occasions gangs and armed men attacked us and stole or belongings around four thousand families have been scattered in camps all over libya since september to an eleven most of them are in benghazi and the capital tripoli for the past six years several attempts have failed to bring the people of back to their home town that's largely because those in misrata have accused them of killing people who supported the uprising against a mortgage deathy and they have demanded that in order for them to return the government must compensate the families of the victims. during the fall of the deficit hundreds of men were captured while fighting against the rebels as
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a major supporter of gaddafi told her was used as a military base for his forces to attack misurata. later around forty thousand people were forced out of the waters are as collective punishment since then has become a ghost town every day of the tripoli based a government of national accord has agreed to provide compensation to victims on both sides food for judea and ben no bia they say it feels like they will be set free after six years of imprisonment they can't wait to go back home in february until then they are counting down days. ahead chirpily. the nigerian government is sending another plane to libya as part of the return of around five thousand refugees nearly six hundred nigerian including eight pregnant women and ten children have so far returned to lagos as part of a deal signed in ivory coast last month at
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a summit of african and european union leaders the agreement followed revelations that african migrants trying to reach europe were being sold as slaves in libya. in . what to. get go to get this article start of something in nigeria because you. want to start a new life in the india. was to fight you do some harder is director general at the national emergency management agency joins me now from the nigerian capital abuja good to have you with us live on al-jazeera how long has the government been aware of this major migrant problem that nigeria faces and how have you been trying to tackle it. truly this. says twenty one in collaboration with international organization for migration. which is a united nation body. stated was made in flight of two hundred twenty alone and
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subsequently subsequent years also it work continuous but did. it last year where it hundred and six or so and where created but this year we had only escalated. i said today six. hundred has been created by a. collaboration. emergency management it is a. large so it's a large at the statistics and finds that it's the statistics in fact are getting larger and larger each year therefore there is a problem in nigeria that your having your agency is having to deal with in a third country what is nigeria and your agency as a nation trying to do to stop people from migrating because you have
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a much bigger problem beyond your borders. well it is a fog evidently you can visit those administrations. lead city in terms of i mean that should push our economy into what it was this gunman came in to see was a decision all over there is issue areas issue of color of recently where government they can enrich to ration has been improved and we believe. the number of people will surely come down on that the government is just once ability. to create all the demand in people. stranded in libya. the approval by a government came just last week and the commencement of the activist rules trash us all the four operational blocks has been activated to carry out this exercise.
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program and i don't demand has been concluded for this exercise you are dealing with a problem that focuses obviously in libya but the north african coast is a problem area per se where else are you now in negotiations with other governments about your nationals that are either migrants or looking for repatriation back to nigeria. there is two aspects of it the problem arch which has been handled very well in a way to prison i did ministration economic issue that pushed people to go on this economic mission that is been settled i would reach a good at the ones that the government felt although that are stranded in libya ought to have been created the government gave the directors strategy has been double of program has already on ground operation and broke have been activated to come in there to say this is the situation today where we should see what happened
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certainly keep an eye on the situation for the moment you know me hard in a butcher thanks very much sir for joining us on on to zero. in the third part of our series looking ahead to twenty eighteen we report from zimbabwe. voters will head to the polls after a series of extraordinary events saw the military force longtime leader robert mugabe to resign many would be outcome of the election will help improve the economy and boost involve boys standing on the world stage that's how rumor tosser reports from the capital harare. after decades of economic stagnation high unemployment and a shortage of cash people hope things will get better in twenty eighteen robert mugabe resigned in november after the military intervened in a similar goggle is the new president until elections are held while they wait for an election day to be announced they are registering to vote many here say they hope no matter who wins it will be a new beginning for zimbabwe go and see
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a country which is full of opportunities because you know i mean you college right now i'm studying and the reason why i'm studying is because i want to work so if i could complete my studies and then there's no work for me to do then. in the past elections i've been marred by allegations of vote rigging and violence opposition leaders say the military and war veterans help to keep robert mugabe in power for thirty seven years the new commander of the defense forces says things will not be different and that the army will respect whatever zimbabweans decide at the polls as we prepare for the elections in twenty eighteen it is our wish that they come and they were doing so from the day takes place in an environment of peace and tranquility opposition alliance members say despite morgan tsvangirai health concerns he is their presidential candidate has cancer now that mugabe is gone they say they are confident about mixture we are only. believe that from the next noise
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in his own underground we are going to the next government this is what they are publicly. a credible voter's role could help avoid another disputed election zimbabwe is compiling a new voters role in replace the old emanuel register opposition party say is inaccurate and is dead people's names on it it is a commission says the plan to register nearly seven million people before elections in twenty eight as the bobbins prepare for those crucial elections they hope they'll be credible and violence free the international community has said if things go smoothly at the polls they will be eager to invest to help ease the crippling cash crisis that could mean discreetly needed jobs most people waiting in line under the age of forty many are unemployed but they say for the first time in a long while there is hope that maybe twenty eighteen is going to be a good year. for al-jazeera. on sunday we'll look at syria's future
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after a year in which the syrian government recaptured large areas of rebel held territory but if you will war is nearing its book what is the price of peace. where china is to remove taxes on its steel exports in a move expected to raise trade tensions with the u.s. and europe robert bright has more from beijing. until it was closed this was the biggest steel plant in beijing production got moved from here to a province outside the city as a way of reducing air pollution but it's the specter of idle mills like this that haunts all of the world steel producers and china is the biggest given the oversupply of steel in the world right now china often gets accused of breaking the normal rules of trade by dumping that is selling its steel to the world for less than the cost of making it simply to keep its mills turning and the changes in the export taxes will add to suspicions in the u.s.
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and europe about china's trade practices from january the first to china will be reducing export taxes on some of its steel products making them cheaper and it will be cutting them all together on things like steel wire and rods at the same time it will also be reducing export taxes on fertilizers as a way of giving that industry a boost for its part china denies the accusation of dumping pointing to the fact that in the past year it has reduced its steel exports by a third nevertheless there will always be the suspicion that china will always put the interests of its steel plants way above any international criticism meaning that the kind of trade tensions we've seen in the past year will definitely continue into twenty eighteen and the end of the year is a traditional time to have a party especially for workers to socialize with colleagues for a change that's also the norm in south korea but a video of nurses dancing at
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a hospital talent show has sparked debate about the abuse of women by their bosses from the capital seoul kathy novak reports. when these women became nurses this was not part of the job description video of them dancing at a hospital talent show was posted on social media prompting and national conversation about something not often openly discussed. in south korea the treatment of women in the workplace these nurses didn't want their identities revealed fearing repercussions at work for the talent show we were forced to dance we had to wear indecent clothes and perform sexy dances on stage and we were embarrassed. she says hospital officials sat in the front row judging the performances and that refusing to participate wasn't an option unless she could find a colleague to take her place. in south korea because of the confusion tradition of respecting it's difficult to say no to superiors this type of power abuse has
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become normal lawyer leonis says sexual harassment is a problem for south koreans of all professions especially when junior employees are expected to drink with their bosses after hours. a year and talking is a common occasion for sexual harassment people expect women to pour drinks for men or for young and pretty women to sit next to older male bosses. drunk male bosses hug us and hold our hands during these company occasions but we can't say anything because they're our bosses in the most recent government survey the majority of those who say they experienced sexual harassment took no action among the reasons given were that they thought it would make no difference and that they would be disadvantaged at work the government announced plans to impose harsher penalties for sexual harassment in november after a young employee at the country's biggest furniture company hun sen's accused
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colleagues of raping and sexually assaulting her the employment and labor ministry found the company failed to investigate the claims and fined one some about five thousand dollars. as for the talent show a hospital spokesperson said it is planning to reform the dress code and is considering getting rid of it completely kathy novak al jazeera sole. well to north america now a street bob is in the canadian city of vancouver have come up with a unique project to help those in need providing free hand cuts to bring positivity on purpose to people's lives including their own daniel like house the story. doing good for others humans helping humans meet the street barbers during the week ross cameron and josh work at the city's top beauty salons but every sunday they're cutting coming in styling here in vancouver is downtown eastside a district where poverty and drug abuse are all too common as cameron knows for
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himself i have a history on the streets i was a heroin addict on that about twenty years ago i cleaned up off that and battled opiates for the last twenty years and then we started this and that's pretty much when i did my last drug the people down here were closer with them than some of our closest friends that would be the last dollar out of their pocket if you know what you should do is come next sunday ross also spent time in the same neighborhood but he too found his way out through professional hairstyling the idea behind the street thug barbers he says is that no one should give up no matter how bad things get cam and i and we've all had our past situations where our failures maybe someone else's success is in the future so whatever we can do to help whether it's find work or support our shelters or just an ear when it's warm enough they work in a nearby park their nonpaying customers perched on milk crates they also cut hair on the sidewalk or in back alley ways in winter they do their cutting here at the living room
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a drop in center and clean needle distribution point for drug addicts the manager says sunday is the happiest day of the week for her clients and it's nice when you live in a society that when you're here looked upon as being poor that your look upon as being less of a humid if these guys don't do that at all. they give us five minutes of compliments and it's more than just. a haircut like you short. no one who puts their name on a list run by the center is turned away the street thug barbers estimate they've trimmed and shared more than five thousand heads since they began a year and a half ago bringing happiness and haircuts to a neighborhood known mostly for urban blight and homelessness daniel lack al-jazeera and ben cooper's downtown eastside still had hailed the news i. mean the olympic ring gives us south korea brings in foreigners to help them we
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don't those details coming up with cho it still. we here to deduce can be recovered israeli palestinian affairs we cover this story with a lot of internet we covered it with that we don't dip in and out of the stories we have presence here all the time apart from being a cameraman it's also very important to be a journalist to know the story very well before going into the field covering the
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united nations and global diplomacy for al-jazeera english is pretty incredible this is where talks have been and what happens there matters. welcome back it's time to support his show and it's all about the tennis absentees the hell that's what was dealt with roger federer has returned to the tennis court has got off to a winning start he led switzerland to an early advantage over japan in the one cup team event in perth the swiss well number two was up against. in his opening match on saturday the thirty six year old federal winning it in straight sets six four six three has that shit and they depend on the women's singles to put them to
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nothing oh. look i feel like the game as of old again and the last ten years or so . made some adjustments in my game. i'm trying to get through the back and a bit more think maybe have a bit more pop on the serve and naturally all. the whole rallies change a bit because you have different options but. you know i think i'm playing very well otherwise i wouldn't be having the results that i'm having but i'm happy i'm still playing at this level. goes to play for a long time. the usa are on track for a seventh title after beating russia two one poker vanderlei started things off with a straight sets win over does their public chant cover. like. they made it to la this can catch no before russia salvage some pride with a win in a fast doubles match. and the usa took the win
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so you know williams is making her comeback she's on court at the moment less than four months after giving birth to her daughter the twenty three time grand slam champion is playing this she is french open when a year later auster penco in an exhibition match serena hasn't confirmed yet whether she plans to defend her title if your strained open which she won one nine weeks pregnant in january now in those cricketers have again been denied victory by australia in the ashes series as their fourth test in melbourne ended in a draw as a captain steve smith stayed his side with a century in a match that have been hit several but is hit by several rain delays australia already won the trophy back after taking an unassailable three male lead in the five match series now the two sides will head to sydney next for their final test where england we hoping to end their frustrating tour with their first win in australia since two thousand and eleven. oversee and all the world you want results
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just create what we saw nothing of first drawing aside since. the twelve months i think that there's not there's less straws and in test cricket nowadays than ever been now three of the top five in the english premier league are in action on saturday they're all trying to close the gap on runaway leaders manchester city majesty united are fifteen points behind city in the standings and they welcome southampton to old trafford later fourth place liverpool are at home to leicester while holders chelsea host stoke at stamford bridge there just a point behind united in the league table manager antonio contest says they haven't given up hope of retaining the title just yet. he's doing this. like a monster cd and that is very difficult to to think to fight for the title but at the same time we have to try to. set the navy game to try to get to. to our fans. now defending gold cup champions katsav the knocks
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out of this year's tournament in the group stage that's despite a troll with bahrain reports. ahead of the qatar bahrain match there was talk of the players not shaking hands before kickoff but in the end there was an exchange of pleasantries before the game the gulf crisis not influencing matters at the tournament on this particular occasion defending champions qatar needed to win in order to go through. all they could drool and hope yemen be to iraq the qataris took the lead just before half time thanks to a penalty by haslam out hate us. from the bahrain as hit back twelve minutes into the second period could a sea of mud down was one one it finished and the defending champions face was now in the hands of the game and. unfortunately for the qatari the gimmes put
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up little resistance off the half time against iraq. handed the iraqis the lead before and he finds a tia double d. advantage with a penalty was true i. was with ten minutes to go become ill wrapped up a result a big three know when iraq finished. and will play the united arab emirates in the semifinals bahrain will face oman. qatar out and so will the yemenis who failed to win a game all school or go. in kuwait that al-jazeera. commentary there you go well the houston rockets have slumped to their fifth straight loss this time they were beaten by the washington wizards one hundred twenty one to one hundred three is that them sitting six in the eastern conference well they're still doing better though than the pacers who slipped up against the chicago bulls rookie lowry
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buchan and scored career high thirty two. one hundred nineteen to one hundred and seven weeks in the stanley cup defending champions the pittsburgh penguins and now lost six of nine games in the n.h.l. they've set to seventh in the metropolitan division after a two one loss to the carolina hurricanes on friday at the other end of the standings the leaders new jersey suffered an overtime defeat to the buffalo sabers brusqueness line and schools with less than two and a half minutes remaining the sabers rallied from three one down to be the devils four three. and in the central division it was minnesota who got the better of the national predators mikael granlund scored three goals in a fall to win on a wild night in some holes which even saw the head coach bruce boudreau take a puck to the head which left him bruised and bloodied. albeit
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a child refusing to send its players to the winter olympics in pyongyang in february it gives this year's tournament some uncertainty with traditional powerhouses like the usa canada and russia are likely to field we can team but that could play into the hands of other countries who have largely been overlooked on the world stage. let's like coast south korea who have been beefing up their team with foreigners the country change its immigration rules in two thousand and eleven two as they put it this compares to this in sports science and the economy and it means that sixteen foreign athletes will. now for the host nation at the games in february including canadian born hockey players crime does ski and math students and. i grew up and you know i was proud to be free and you know in a sense i'm representing you know canada to my family and when i'm going i'm pretty
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serious so you know i'm proud to have lived in both countries and when i'm on the ice you know i'm going to do everything i can for team free all right there's a list for me from peter later failed thanks very much joe you have been watching the news i'll be back with more news on the other side of the break from jamie and the team thanks for your time accompli. an underground fire has been burning for over a century beneath india's largest cofield. now open cost mining has put the flames to the surface with devastating consequences for the local population. as communities are destroyed and thousand suffer from toxic fumes what lies behind this human and environmental disaster people in power the burning city at this time on al-jazeera.
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