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al-jazeera. donald trump says 52 iranian targets are lined up if tehran retaliate for this as a nation of its top military commander. revenge is exactly what mourners demanded as funerals were held for me and others killed in iraq. alone down jordan to start as iran live from doha also coming up forces loyal to the libyan the wall orderly for halftime airstrikes on a military academy killing at least 30 people plus. the daytime sky darkens to
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blood red in australia after another day of destructive bush from. donald trump has issued a stark warning to iran threatening to hit dozens of targets inside the islamic republic if it retaliate for the targeted killing of top commander. the us president fired off a series of tweets part of which said iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain usa assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader let this serve as a warning that if iran strikes any americans or american assets we have targeted $52.00 iranian sites and those targets under ron itself will be hit very fast and very hard the usa wants no more threats let's cross live now to gable is on though he joins us now from washington d.c. the president trump releasing a series of tweets warning iran about any response what morsi been saying. yeah
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pretty incendiary tweets actually because in some of those he mentioned that some of these 52 sites that apparently the americans have on their radar ready to do hit in iran should iran retaliate against the united states for the killing of solo money he said that some are important culturally to iran indicating they could be world heritage sites for perhaps you ron has over $20.00 of those in the country and that in of itself targeting a cultural site such as that would be a war crime so this is incredibly incendiary treats by trump but he's really doing this in a way as the administration is really struggling to come up with their missed messaging here because all day on saturday we've been hearing from administration officials including secretary of state mike pompei o who said that the u.s. is trying to deescalate the situation nevertheless you have these tweets from trump that are doing exactly the opposite meanwhile on saturday the white house did send
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a letter to nancy pelosi in the capitol. speaker of the house it was a letter that basically outlined why these airstrikes took place killing so many and it was. the administration's obligated to send this letter within 48 hours to congress but nancy pelosi was not happy with it because it was classified meaning that the information in it could not be revealed publicly and she feels as do many democrats that the administration needs to be for more forthcoming on exactly what was the intelligence that led to this very this such of this strike and in the letter in the statement from palosi she says this classified war powers act notification delivered to congress raises more questions than it answers so upset in congress there because a lot of suspicion and a lot of questions being asked and doubts on what exactly is intelligence that is
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leading america down this path right now yeah gavan the new york times is reporting that pentagon officials was stunned when trump chose the most extreme option of killing sort of money when other choices were given to the president. yeah this is really remarkable the new york times has article and administration officials are telling the new york times that trump was the presented with what's called a menu of options by the pentagon this is normal procedures here in situations like this and these are options for the u.s. to retaliate militarily after after the u.s. embassy was attacked in baghdad trump was apparently watching those images of the fires outside the embassy walls and he was infuriated and pentagon officials presented trump with these menus of options they were said things such as striking
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iranian ships striking iranian missile facilities or even perhaps strike more strikes against iranian backed militias and also on that list was a strike directly against somani administration pentagon officials did not expect trump to select that option killing soleimani but that's exactly what trump said that he wanted to have happen he apparently made that decision late on thursday it forced the pentagon to scramble to try to find soul monny when the pentagon found out that he was on his way from damascus to baghdad they had unmanned drone over the baghdad airport monitoring the situation and when they saw the money given his convoy that's when they fired the missiles that ultimately killed him and others but based on these what did sources are telling the new york times is the pentagon did not expect trump to make the decision to specifically target and assassinate
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soleimani it should be said that 2 previous u.s. presidents george w. bush and barack obama both at some points during their presidencies were also presented with the option to assassinate soleimani both of those. presidents former presidents declined to do so they said no because they were worried about the ramifications of that they said it was too risky trump clearly made a different decision or a drug able elizondo there live for us in washington d.c. gabe thank you meanwhile there's been more rocket attacks in and around baghdad one exploded in the heavily fortified green zone that's near the american embassy 2 others hit close to an iraqi air base where there are u.s. troops and contractors and the hezbollah brigades that's a program ran paramilitary group is warning iraqi forces to stay away from u.s. bases well grief and rage of fill the streets of baghdad in the shia holy cities of karbala and the jaff funeral processions were held for iranian commander some sort
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of money and iraqi militia leader abu mohammed is who was killed alongside him well before trump sent those tweets diplomats and leaders have been scrambling to ease the crisis between iran and the u.s. qatar's foreign minister was dispatched to meet iran's leaders as france the u.k. and saudi arabia all called for calm well let's get the latest now from baghdad osama bin laden reports on those new rocket attacks and how iraq is a morning. multiple attacks have been reported in and around iraq's capital baghdad 3 incidents confirmed by iraqi security forces one took place inside the fortified green zone where predict tiles have landed near the u.s. embassy compound iraqi security forces calling it a rocket attack near the celebrations area inside the green zone the another incident happened in the job neighborhood in a residential area of baghdad and the 3rd incident and north of baghdad in sanaa
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had been province in balad base where some store rooms were headed and we've also heard from one leader of the militia who has been nor has been our brigade which has been deemed as a terrorist organization by the united states that all iraqi forces should distance themselves from u.s. bases from sunday on birds so it is a state of high alert for iraqi security forces as they brace themselves for what they expect is going to be some sort of a reaction and we've also seen a flurry of diplomatic activity to try and deescalate the situation in that region this is being spearheaded by others foreign minister who went to the iranian capital and met not just the president but his counterpart as well there iran insisting that this attack which happened in baghdad is a flagrant violation of international norms and law which is something that we saw in the telephonic conversation between sergey lavrov the russian foreign minister
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and the really and foreign minister that was something that was repeated as well and throughout the day here in baghdad the situation remains tense but calm as protesters mourn the death of their leaders in the iraqi capital their funeral procession took place here and then the bodies will be taken from baghdad to karbala and najaf is where the end mohan this will be. they turned up in their thousands angry and somber for the killing of their leaders by the united states. chanting and the u.s. slogans the protesters included families of the supporters of iran backed fighters in iraq. god willing the resistance to defeat them or continue and this gathering is a response to american attacks on the meters and victory is coming. most lines at the funeral of money and. represent the various fighting groups which constitute
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the popular mobilization forces iraqis see the assassinations as a violation of their sovereignty and of the rules of engagement by u.s. forces individuals the u.s. has called terrorists and public enemies are heroes to many in iraq that's why the current and former prime ministers came to pay their respects the leader of the popular mobilization forces who is also the national security advisor also walked with the procession also for years. america's tyranny will fade as it exceeds its limits with our again as we demand the iraqi government and parliament legislate to make iraq stronger with the popular mobilisation forces the army and its people on sunday we want good news from parliament no procrastination and no delay we must get rid of dirty forces standing on iraqi chests. the banners of hezbollah brigades are prominent the u.s. state department has declared the shia group a terrorist organization its fighters were recently targeted by the u.s.
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on the iraq's in your border and that was the reason cited by appearing in groups for attacking the us embassy compound in baghdad. this was the brigades former leader because we lost commanders of the hotshot who liberated iraq and liberated provinces occupied by eisel iraq force on behalf of all the world this violation has all iraqi people angry and condemning the crime. the bodies of the do leaders. traveled from holy shrines in baghdad to karbala and najaf. will be buried while very little to take place in iran receiving messages of support for iraq's sovereignty president has spoken to world leaders including the turkish and french president they agreed on taking measures to prevent iraq from becoming a battleground for other countries to settle their scores. could achieve the victory he wanted to expel u.s. troops from iraq the extraordinary session is already under mounting public
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pressure to legislate against the presence of u.s. forces in iraq but with a weak interim government with limited legislative powers the government is likely to not meet those expectations. back that. is being on a ceremony in the southwestern city of. and these are live pictures coming to us here at al-jazeera from that that procession we're expecting that the body will arrive back in a robber not sure if it has yet but when it does he'll be taken to the holy city of mashad and then on to the iranian capital tehran and he'll be buried in his hometown of on tuesday to live pictures coming to us here at al-jazeera from that funeral procession for me in iraq now libya's health ministry says at least 30 people have been killed after an airstrike by forces
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loyal to warlord. that death toll is expected to rise with reports of many more bodies at the scene a military academy was targeted in the capital it's the latest attack in the after hours ongoing offensive to seize tripoli from the un recognized government after us forces backed by egypt the u.a.e. and saudi arabia. is in tripoli he says most of the victims are believed to have been young cadets who were not on active duty. it's very clear to. at the hospitals the public hospitals were the victims were transferred from the military academy that was hit by a drone loyal to the warlord. we just came back from one of the public hospitals were the victims are receiving good treatments and medical sources there say that it was so difficult for them to identify the bodies of the did victims because most of the dead bodies were either burned or torn apart by the attack
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now medical sources also say that they have been calling the health ministry has been calling on people to go to the hospitals to do neat blood most of the victims are aged 18 to 22 and their military students from all the cities and areas in libya do not we spoke to the commander the head of this military academy said that they don't have anything to do with the ongoing fighting for control of tripoli they're just as students of military academy they're not fighting against have to his forces that's where there is no reason why his forces are targeting this a military academy and meanwhile have to the fighter jets also targeted the main gate of m 80 gear port and has been halted in the airport and all flights have been diverted again to misrata airport about 2 and a half hours drive to the east from the capital of tripoli but 14 people have been
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killed and 19 others wounded in a roadside bomb attack on a bus and between a fast so 7 schoolchildren are among the dead the bus drove over an improvised explosive device in the to harney area of sioux province there's been no claim of responsibility of but it happened in a region where armed groups have recently increased their attacks the bus was part of a 3 vehicle convoy carrying 160 passengers. break here al jazeera when we come back one day every 60 minutes the security situation in mexico which is crisis point and why the fate of the so-called dreamers could be a key issue in the u.s. election later this year more on the statements. and their very unsettled picture across northern sections of the middle east who
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got rain we've got snow and some of that rain is going to be fairly heavy of the next couple days you can see this dog blue line here work its way across the southern and western areas of iran at the same time of course bringing those rain showers across into bahrain central areas and also some rain showers across into doha not sure about sunday across the northern sections but this is a system in the eastern end of the med that by monday really begins to increase some very strong gusty winds between kelly through this eastern end of the mediterranean but at least by then there was beginning to die away certainly across the arabian peninsula meanwhile across central areas of after we've got some fairly active weather here but equally across the the democratic republic of congo out tools got on as well for the next couple days that's where we'll see some of these heavy and then further to the south we've also got the usual activity here particular intimate aska some pretty strong showers here for the next couple of days it's been pretty wet now for the last week or so and as you can see we've got from your braincells working the way generally across into new india and also
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eventually some showers across into both want to all the while we've got one or 2 scouted shasta will central and east and south africa but pretty good into cape town and warm as well with a high of 23. for the nomadic jacka tribe survival is about reaching their destination if we don't hurry the lever be able to get the top up in the storm we follow the mongolian herdsmen on a treacherous migration. can trace dangerous the ice and then as they strive to preserve their traditional way of life to live longer sometimes luser cattle there will die of cold war because of the storm risking it all mongolia on al-jazeera.
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welcome back a quick reminder of our top stories here this hour u.s. president donald trump sent a series of tweets warning iran against taking any retaliatory action for the killing of top military commander some sort of money so the money it was assassinated in a u.s. airstrike in iraq 2 days ago. there been several attacks across iraq targets included baghdad's heavily fortified green zone and an iraqi air base where there are u.s. troops meanwhile thousands of iraq he's attended the funeral procession for saddam on the on the iraqi militia leader who was killed alongside. at least 30 people have been killed in an air strike on a military academy in the libyan capital is the latest attack by forces loyal to warlord heavy for half time as he attempts to seize tripoli from the u.n. recognize. now cooler temperatures in parts of australia have given firefighters
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a brief reprieve after what's been described as a horrid day of blazes on saturday and blood red skies could be seen along coastal communities in new south wales hundreds of properties are thought have been destroyed across new south wales and victoria and the death toll this fire season has now risen to 24 after one man was killed while defending a property but authorities say mass evacuations prevented major loss of life but just got washington joins us in batemans bay that's on the new south wales south coast just again so just bring us up to date how are things looking than now. well daryn conditions as you have just said have improved we are seeing these cooler temperatures and very lives winds that is helping crews who are on the ground there are still a number of fires burning as emergency levels in new south wales victoria and south australia that's 3 israeli and states authorities very much keeping an eye on that
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east coast region. because while the seas a day of of cooler temperatures and well favorable conditions the crisis is far from over we have actually had a bit of rain today which many people are quite happy about it certainly not enough to bring this crisis to an end and jessica the australian prime minister scott morrison has come under more criticism for his handling of the disaster how has he been responding. there and it's quite interesting when you think that just a few months ago this prime minister was being an election by a landslide you wouldn't think that that's the case now the amount of criticism that is being leveled at this prime minister is pretty extraordinary just a few weeks ago this prime minister took a holiday to hawaii while this crisis was unfolding since scott morrison returned from that holiday there has been much more criticism leveled at him he made a decision yesterday to colin army reserves to help with this push it's not that
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that decision itself is being criticised but the way that it has been implemented we've just heard that actually the fire chiefs themselves one told about that decision and on top of that the prime minister has rolled out an advertising campaign promoting the way that his government has gone about this process many people have said that didn't sensitive for him to try to politically capitalize while houses are being destroyed and while lives have been lost all right i just go to washington there in batemans bay in new south wales jessica thank you. now china has replaced its top representative in hong kong as protests they are about to enter an 8 month state media says the head of beijing's liaison office wang jammin has been removed as the 1st major reshuffle since the demonstrations began in june last year the fate of at least 700000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the u.s. as children could become one of the defining issues of the 2020 presidential
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election president trump is trying to end a program that temporarily protected them from deportation the supreme court is set to make a decision on their future just months before election day and again i reports norma ramirez was 5 years old when her parents brought her to the u.s. illegally she says that she didn't feel different growing up but like hundreds of thousands of others she's on documented scared uncertain about the future and i have a social security number. really devastating because i had done everything by. others you know model student in 2012 president barack obama introduced the deferred action for childhood arrivals all back a policy which provided protections for the undocumented immigrants he gave people like norm of the right to work and apply for student loans it also gave her a 2 year reprieve from possible deportation that ended when president canceled the
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doctor policy in september of 2017 falsely claiming many recipients also known as dreamers are hardened criminals now the question of whether the president acted lawfully is before the conservative leaning supreme court with a decision expected by june essentially what the administration did in what we're trying to argue to the court is that they didn't take into account the impact that rescinding daca would have on hundreds of thousands of people and their communities for activist in dhaka recipient maria pearlers sanchez a recent princeton graduate the stakes in the future couldn't be higher for someone to have that kind of power to affect thousands or hundreds of thousands of lives that is so. as the presidential election looms its voters who may ultimately decide the fate of 3 ms if the democrats win back the white house the president could reinstate the program even if the court rules the
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decision was illegal but unable to vote almost undocumented immigrants can do is watch wait and hope for the best and gallacher al-jazeera. that mexico has set an unwanted new record more than $31000.00 murders in one year of violence and kidnappings only seem to be getting worse despite the president's promises to tackle violent crime my new iraq i reports now from mexico city. on average there are 94 homicides recorded in mexico every day. that's 4 people murdered every hour or one every 15 minutes according to the latest figures published by mexico's public security secretary. by us the north east of the country has historically been characterized by ample use of violent violent as a form of currency and along with kidnapping and extortion have generated a terror and people who no longer feel safe fear is a part of daily life. for the better part of a decade mexico has witnessed
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a spike in violence from drug cartels. in the state of sinaloa cartel members have at times outnumbered and outgunned authorities you know nor are they during his 1st year in office mexico's president and the basement ordered the creation of a national guard to rein in the violence he has in the shoeless you'll see that but even the president admits the federal security strategy requires a drastically different approach. you cannot fight violence with violence it's been proven that you cannot fight fire with fire this approach of inhumane authority is not valid it doesn't work it isn't efficient and it doesn't represent the new paradigm there were pursuing in terms of public. to make matters worse the insecurity gripping the country isn't limited to homicides it also isn't isolated to a single region every year mexico is shattering records for insecurity in the
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northern states it's the ongoing war against drugs in other regions it's the fight against organized crime human trafficking and gender based violence here in mexico city and in the surrounding states kidnappings and extortion have grown exponentially during the 1st 3 months of $2900.00 kidnappings in this part of the country increased by 300 percent crimes like extortion grew by 200 percent and there doesn't seem to be an end to the violence. for discovery even if we can one of the main errors of the past 3 presidential administration has been trying to design a federal policy as if the whole country had the same problem this is a big country with a diverse population with problems so wide that they are impossible to attack from a federal level. according to a recent national survey 78 percent of mexicans consider the region where they live as unsafe there is also an expectation by many that things will only get worse when measured up in mexico city spain's acting prime minister has promised that solving
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the cuts on dispute will be his top priority but there sanchez is seeking parliament's backing to form a government to do this he needs counseling largest separatist party to abstain and they've agreed not to vote against him out alone as a legal attempt to break away from the rest of spain in 2017 schools the country's worst political crisis in decades spain's constitution prohibits regions from breaking away. japan has over the tightening of its immigration procedures in the wake of the escape of former miss on boss colace going the justice minister says an investigation will be undertaken to discover how he was able to flee to lebanon a soccer maurice's there's no record of going leaving japan and no justification for his skipping bail lexy abroad reports. this house in beirut is where is believed to be holed up now arguably one of the world's most famous fugitives so it by police in japan and turkey the subject of an interpol red notice and it.
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has escaped has embarrassed authorities in japan had lived under house arrest and strict conditions including a ban on overseas travel. media reports say the surveillance cameras show him simply walking out of his tokyo home on sunday he didn't return he knows that at the end of the year pan enters new years which is probably the most important holiday so that there will be very few people watching him so he was going to escape this was the time. and he had to sort of preparing taking lessons in the martial arts and seeing a physical trainer so he was ready to run. the former head of the. making alliance and a giant in the global auto industry he was 1st arrested in $28.00 he was facing trial on charges of financial misconduct allegations he's repeatedly denied. his
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escape spanned 3 continents and plenty of mystery gone contains he was fleeing political persecution of a turkish company it says going to a charter flight from osaka to istanbul and another from there to his childhood home by rote. it's understood that there's an interest in lebanon after a transit through turkey from japan the following is very important it is understood that there was a transfer in the cargo department at the airport in istanbul for. an employee falsified flight records name didn't appear 5 people have been arrested in turkey accused of human trafficking. going has tried before to evade attention by dressing as a workman when leaving custody and match and his blog lawyer to kashi to kano seen here with the v. it says he felt betrayed by carlos going to skype but not by going himself instead
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the japanese legal system had been bad from seeing his wife and want to kano called a violation of human rights and another lawyer was being spied on. promising to tell his side of the story this week alexia brian al jazeera. time for a quick check of the top stories here on al-jazeera u.s. president donald trump a sent a series of tweets warning iran against taking any retaliate reaction for the killing of top military commander of the money so the money was assassinated in the u.s. airstrike in iraq 2 days ago trump says his country will hit 52 iranian sites if iran targets americans favoritism to has more now from washington d.c. these tweets were very harsh and very strong words by the president and somewhat surprising if you will because all day we've been hearing from administration
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officials including secretary of state mike pompei was saying that the u.s. wanted to deescalate the situation as much as they could given the situation but then you see these very incendiary tweets from president trump basically saying that the u.s. has these 52 targets on their list well earlier there were several rocket attacks across iraq targets included baghdad's heavily fortified green zone and an iraqi air base where there were u.s. troops meanwhile thousands of iraqis attended the funeral procession for slim on the on the iraqi militia leader who was killed alongside him will cause some sort of mommy's body has now arrived back in iran he's being honored at a ceremony in the southwestern city of oz these are live pictures coming to us here at al-jazeera from that procession. well next to be taken to the holy city of mashad and then on to the iranian capital tehran and he'll be buried in his
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hometown of kerman on tuesday. libya's health ministry says at least 30 people have been killed after an airstrike by forces loyal to warlord early for have to or a military academy was targeted in the capital is the latest attack you have to ours ongoing offensive to seize tripoli from the un recognized government 14 people have been killed and 19 wounded in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in bikini a fast 7 school children were among the dead. cooler temperatures in parts of australia have given firefighters a brief reprieve after what's been described as a horrid day of blazes on saturday hundreds of properties are thought to have been destroyed across new south wales and victoria but i thought you say mass evacuations prevented major loss of life those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after risking it all stations that's what i thought. we were told to get to it without going through all the ration has this been addressed by
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