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this is deja vu news coming to you live from berlin the syrian army enters a key goodish town to deter a turkish attack damascus is it entered mom bitch at the request of kurdish forces anxious to prevent a bloodbath but is this the end of kurdish hopes for nationhood as a crucial ally the united states is said to abandon them coming up again since rise of the democratic republic of congo ahead of sunday's gilead presidential election opposition candidate scored for a general strike after a call to suspend voting in some of the key strongholds. and indonesian struggle to get back to daily life often last weekend's devastating tsunami warning that made
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a living from the sea but now the tourists are dorsets bourses fish are gone. hello and welcome i'm under thought she the syrian army says it's entered the kurdish health of mom bij returned he has threatened and a friend since the flashpoint town in the northern syrian region has been under kurdish control since they captured it from the so-called islamic state in two thousand and sixteen when turkish backed syrian rebel forces started massing their mom bitch earlier this week the kurdish a y p g militia there urged damascus to intervene turkey views the wife e.g. as terrorists and as threatened to attack the town. i spoke to our correspondent in beirut earlier and asked her for more on the syrian army's presence in mom bitch
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well it's very clear the syrian soldiers are on the ground right now they're poised at a city and flag in it is not yet nor how many of them are there yet but it's also to a certain extent it's relevant because on this side of the border which is in syria the two major players now since the u.s. has an ounce of it will be withdrawing its troops would be the syrian soldiers and the kurds and the girls have been invited dissidents to come in the way b.g. has said that we're moving out of this area we would like the syrian forces to come in and awarded a turkish invasion that because the kurds know once the americans leave it will not be in a position to give a fight to the turkish forces but the sit in government backed by the russians and the iranians can and until it's more why ankara is expected to try and attack among bridges what is its strategic objective there. right in the beginning of the syrian
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war under the one goal that turkey had was to avoid the kurds from having contiguous territory along its southern border which is north of city out now kurds are strong in several other areas including in the war the also managed to have a stronghold in. the turks think of these gods as dead as they see the peak in turkey is the y.p. in syria and if these forces are strong along their border that will mean that secession is and within turkey will get stronger and there will be more terrorists attack all do or do on a supporter of several other groups because he seemed to be sympathetic to brotherhood so he supported a range of islamist groups as well and some moderate ones as well but one goal that turkey had was to never let the kurds have this corridor or this contiguous corridor or along their border that is why they're expected to attack my visual with the over there not is a question that still needs to be answered because tomorrow the russians and the
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turks are talking about specifically disanalogy us to how to deal with it because thus far the turks have not we should be responding to sit in soldiers being in mom bitch and then you seem to indicate that these developments are linked to us president trumps decision to pull out american troops from syria because us troops had given some bit of protection to the kurds who had led the fight against islamic state in the region. that is absolutely correct it's entirely linked to that the kurds have lost their leverage now we've got to remember when the started fighting the so-called islamic state they did it because they themselves faced a very imminent threat from islamic state because this entity this terrorist organization was against any kind of minorities so they perhaps faced very simply extract from the next it's a first they fight there when this fighting is happening in the americans on the minds with the girls are also being perhaps some sort of a contiguous territory just as has happened in iraq remember you have been out on
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a must read recently because the american elements then support the kurdish forces on the ground in iraq so they thought well let's try we're going to have a contiguous territory those hopes will crashed when turkey moved in after it then there probably will have some sort of their autonomy which is a stated goal of the s.d.f. that is the sort of entity that the white that is a part of but with the american forces leaving even that is not going to happen to the kurds are basically back to square one. and you are in beirut thank you very much for that analysis. let me now bring you up to date with some other stories making news around the was u.s. president donald trump has threatened to close the u.s. mexican border if congress does not fund this promised border but made the threat in a tweet the u.s. government is still in cautious shutdown over the funding of the war. israeli author has died at the age of seventy nine his daughter said on twitter that he died of cancer all this was in the clinton novelist and seized who wrote
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extensively about the israeli palestinian conflict his memoir a tale of love and darkness was a was by bestseller. election campaign has drawn to a close in bangladesh ahead of a vote where prime minister sheikh hasina is expected to secure a record fourth the campaign though has been marred by allegations of play government critics say opposition figures have been jailed for political reasons ahead of sunday's. elections also taking place in the democratic republic of congo on sunday the country's long term president joseph kabila has said the long delayed go ahead despite a decision to suspend polling in some areas till march the government says the move is due to security fears but the opposition says it's politically motivated today police dealt with protesters in the east of the country by firing live ammunition
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and tear gas we'll get an update from kinshasa in just a moment but first this report. makeshift barricades burned in protest a bad omen for sunday's already contentious presidential election in a country that hasn't held a peaceful one since independence from belgium in one nine hundred sixty now residents in and around any city in north eastern democratic republic of the congo may not cast their votes until march the country's electoral commission says that's due to the severe ebola. break and rebel fighting that's plagued the area more than one million of forty million registered voters could be affected by the delay protesters however see the decision has more to do with politics than safety bottled up with just a need to get us another president who will govern this country and if that doesn't happen we shall create chaos starting from today until a solution is found if it calls for us to die then so be it. or not we'll fuck the
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president he's so angry at is joseph kabila in power since two thousand and one and now stepping aside the ebola affected region getting its vote postponed is a stronghold for opposition to could be the and his preferred candidate emmanuel rama zani should dari should dari faces twenty one opposition candidates martin for you though is one of the leading contenders. the. one who. could be less electoral favorite is also the target of european union sanctions he and more than a dozen other congolese officials stand accused by the e.u. of obstructing the electoral process and related human rights violations in retaliation the congolese government has opted to egypt the e.u. and bassett are giving him forty eight hours to get out that leave sunday's
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election already two years behind schedule largely without international observers mostly because they've been denied accreditation was that it would not join a you're not getting he is in kinshasa the capital of the democratic republic of congo now you're not opposition parties of course for a nationwide so what goes down general strike today what is the situation like in the country. yes so it's important to know to look at the exact places of the country so if you look at the east where we have been the temple those places were and which are where the elections will be postponed they are people to go people are going on the streets to be of protests today shops are closed so their people are respecting a bit amount of the opposition also in goma which is also in the some pipe but if you look at kids just where i am right now everything remains calm people are thinking a little bit about that sense of season it's it's new year's events all they need
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to look for presidents and so life is pretty much normal you today that's the end of voting in the suspended botts of the country has been postponed to much officially for safety reasons not the opponents of president kabila say their political reasons tell us more about that. there are so i went for the w. i went to be a couple of weeks ago and there we were talking with the people with the health ministry and they told us that actually it's no problem to organize election or the loss of people at all because people they're going to church people they're going to university to the market so this is not such a big issue and so there's some truth to it if like the science it will say it's the and opposition candidates that they say that this is just a pretext to push forward an election and to create trouble and it was in the country because actually with a little bit of effort it would have been used to be possible to do elections where
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you know the issue is this charity situation and it's to this situation it's really complicated and some of those it's been it's complicated when you me we have seen some interethnic clashes but this is nothing new for the democratic republic of the congo so we've seen this in two thousand and eleven two thousand and six so this is actually really a pretext right here in us getting in contrast on the democratic republic of congo thank you for that update indonesia's disaster agency has lowered the death toll from last week's tsunami the official till now stands at four hundred twenty six dead with twenty two people still missing authorities have also warned residents to stay at least one kilometer inland in case the eruption of the an aftershock at the will kill triggers another tsunami but such warnings have not stopped some residents from trying to start rebuilding their lives. on a front us sent us this report. sometimes the sea is
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a friend sometimes a photo mark says he's a fisherman in love one west java who has looked to the sea for his livelihood and as a source of food or not but i could make as much as fifty euros a week from fishing. sure in the monsoon season we depend on our store it's where we sell food to tourists fry this has to be my store the tsunami swept by now it's gone. to mock still has his home and his family is safe but without their livelihood the future is uncertain. they used to be many people on the beach every die. they came from nearby cities and even from chicago. now there is no one. so. it is the waves rolling into the beaches of west java that bring in many local tourists indonesians who want to
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escape the crowded and frenetic pace of nearby jakarta come here for a quick break especially during the holiday season a few days ago these waves turned into a giant tsunami and fears of a second one are keeping vacationers away turning this once tourist spot into a ghost town. the government gave us some food and water but no money to rebuild our store and that will not be enough unless we receive regular assistance. the obvious things that the tsunami took away were lives and homes but the waves have also left people in limbo uncertain about what tomorrow will bring. now for some sport and we stop it seeming when the wind boat crew savoring a particularly speed victory after winning the prestigious sydney to hobart yacht race last year the boat crossed the line first which was stripped off its title
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following a near collision early in the race and this time there were no such problems for the a stream in vessel as a drac top a ninth win in the seventy fourth edition of the event but it ended up being one of the pillows just of greece is in the year as wild oats completed their routine one day nineteen hours seven minutes and twenty one seconds. now you know a new tennis season is getting underway when draws ephedra heads towards australia and one lucky couple even had the swiss tennis maestro gatecrash bought of their wedding federal was touring the famous limestone pinnacles in western australia when he stumbled upon the new well newly weds and the old wished each other good luck with fred is really looking to defend his australian open title in mid january and he got some early practice in with some bloke. and he described the landscape
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he saw there like the mole and. that's it for now thank you very much for a company. how about taking a few risks you could even take a chance on. don't expect our pm to. earth home to millions of species of home or saving. global ideas tell us.


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