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hundred million euros expresses a position on something the world anti-doping agency has to take not us of course al-jazeera continues its investigation into the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs in the final episode of sports doping the endless chase at this time. iran blocks the messaging app telegram saying it's to maintain peace after three days of protests. hello i'm suit and this is al jazeera live from london and also coming up agreements to the year in syria as strikes continue in the rebel held suburb of
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ghouta as fighters an ounce there forming a new united front under us points the finger at neighboring guatemala over a wall of rubbish that biologists say is killing nearly everything in its path. and happy new year cities across the world their final words crazy as they see in twenty eight. iran has temporarily blocked some social media apps including the messaging service telegram which is being used to spread details about upcoming protests the app is estimated to be used by around fourteen million iranians for three days now they've been protests across the country against the kyra cull elites the government is warning of a crackdown if they continue on saturday night two people were killed in the city
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of durham though this confusion over who is responsible for the deaths peter shop reports. this video of protests posted on social media has been blocked body ring in government the band follows a nationwide demonstration since thursday government ministers said the video encouraged more people to join the rallies low we all saw how they received cyberspace and promoted violence trained systematic riots toward weapons explosives trusting signature protestors to fight the police to encourage the burning of houses and schools the. people are surely not part of our people iran state television has reported that some social media sites and messaging apps have been blocked to maintain what it termed peace and from the government warnings that iran's revolutionary guards corps was prepared to deploy what was described as an iron fist if the demonstrations continued their commander said the protests have degenerated into people chanting political slogans and burning public property the
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u.s. president has been following events in iran closely another tweet on sunday big protests in iran he said the people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism looks like they will not take it any longer the usa is watching very closely for human rights violations. in the islamic people stand to protest on sunday is unclear but video posted from the city of durham on saturday night showed demonstrators dragging away one of those injured state television in tehran said two people were shot dead but denied that police or the army were involved or the visual holes in the clash that took two lives no bullets were shot from police and security forces the people gathering was meant to end peacefully but due to the presence of the agitators unfortunately this happened and resulted in the deaths of two protesters. the protests will have rattled the
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government they weren't just limited to terror on what took place across the country the only question now is whether they can gather momentum and how long the government is prepared to put up with this challenge to its authority peter sharp al jazeera. about ken as a matter is an iranian blogger based in london and joins us now live on al-jazeera thanks very much for coming in again and just wanted to talk to you first of all about this report one report that we've seen just broke just lately apparently saturday night in tehran one of the security spokespeople a saying that two hundred people were arrested there saying forty of them were leaders and one interesting line they're saying some opposition groups from abroad make our youth emotional a game making the point that they're foreigners stoking up these protests response of artistry of these tactics of really had the past their sell by dates to those so this is the rule genuine problem that people have with the way things have
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been done in iraq rather than address in there always have to come back to the same scenario how many times can they repeat it how many times are the thing that people are going to buy you can't fool all the people all the time i mean yes there was and the was on the hundredth test is around so that the people who doesn't really make sense does it and on that we've now got president are some ranis going to be speaking in about an hour and a half's time what do you think his message will be what could it be that will make people go ok will come of this thing down will go well first of all of this is message is actually true record it is not going to be live secondly i don't think at this stage it's two loads of the things you can do anything i'm in the warnings the warning signs with all the time the been ignored it's come to it's it's not going to be a result it's not going to be just
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a speech to stimulus package there have been comments though that people like the reformists people lie the green opposition haven't really managed to grab their they sort of the fervor that's coming out on the streets and make the best of it do you think so just because there is this process reckons the hopes that mission. that the students and so on university they were chanting hardliners line is the game is over for all of you know this is not about like this usual scenario that we keep hearing from the liberal media side iran about reformers hardline is good cop bad cop scenario something that they used to play in there is to play and remind. this this is against the whole system doesn't hardliner soft line is they don't want to live under clerics really don't think donna why it's so hard for people to understand this they don't want to live under clerics i had a message hopefully we'll be speaking to you again when we hear from president rouhani but thanks very much for now as a man. ever
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factions in syria have announced they're forming a united front to stop the asad government's advantage of position fighters are fast losing ground in syria and the government one moment of their strongholds is relentless at least nineteen people six of them children are reported to have been killed in the latest strikes on rebel held parts of damascus assam a bench of eight reports. after almost seven years of war in syria a routine sound in a civil damascus. city for what is strikes have continued in the rebel controlled suburb of ghouta close to four hundred thousand besieged syrians here have been bombed for years. as a dash to search for survivors debris scarcely removed before movement is fluttered under the rubble but they are. really hungry and disoriented and scared children
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stumbled through the mangled metal and wreckage and kids make up the highest number of the dead and injured in syria's war anybody around the world. besides shelling in the air strikes have also continued in the countryside of western syria. these families have been forced to leave their homes because of the ongoing push by syrian government forces to regain control of more areas bordering hama and it promises. by god look at the kids when the planes hit near the children my god how they scream the biggest push for us was our kids they don't know anything about the sound of airplanes and shelling a life of exhaustion and terror. rebels are trying to stop the steadily advancing syrian army and they're forming a united front called the national army it's made up of thirty seven factions from aleppo there are homes and hama but it's not the first time that a similar group has been announced and questions remain about how scattered
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militias will be brought under a united chain of command and how will they be funded of the. the government of the national army put servants and guards for the country and our families on all syrian lands we call on you to be united and to agree on the national project to support your sense here who have announced an open war on all the enemies calendars show a new year but the change of dates doesn't mean much for syrians who've lived through almost seven years of suffering some of a job there. seventeen people have been killed in an attack at a funeral in the eastern afghan city of jalalabad as happened as people gathered for the funeral of a former district governor no clue percent it was responsible for the attack early this week i still say it was behind the killing of at least forty one people at a sheer cultural center in kabul human rights watch says security forces have shot dead two people at protests in the democratic republic of congo demonstrators in the capital kinshasa have been demanding that president joseph kabila step down
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their anger at his refusal to leave when his term ended a year ago event promised elections by the end of this year they have now been delayed until next december gunmen have stormed an army training camp in indian administered kashmir killing at least four soldiers a military spokesman says the armed men threw grenades and fired automatic rifles at the campaign obama district victoria gate and the reports. the s. a wreath laying ceremony for the soldiers killed during a rebel siege is an army training camp in indian administered kashmir and the attack took place and me but on full alert and it was because of our alert does that even able to find him to a particular building the operation started and the evacuation was done and give all of the due date is. earlier on sunday
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soldiers try to flush out the rebels extra police were sent to seal off the camp while the siege on folded. hands and the sound of grenades and automatic gunfire an indication that the rebels had no intention of surrendering rebel stormed the camp on saturday night the local police chief says he was already aware an attack was imminent i think. they were right probably not. very. good. these villages who live near the camp shout pro-rebel slogans. that for decades indian administered kashmir has been at the center of a muslim separatist movement against hindu dominated indian rule separatist groups
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are fighting for the indian administered potion of kashmir to either become independent all merge with pakistan. the killing of a prominent rebel commander last year provoked widespread protests and there's no sign the latest siege will do anything to ease the tension the tory gazin be al-jazeera. you're watching al-jazeera still to come on the program a u.s. man is arrested after police shoot down an innocent father of two following an apparent prank call gone wrong and as the world sees in twenty eighteen some cities are on high alert including istanbul which is counsel street parties. and i know that we're seeing plenty of rain over turkey at the moment the weather system responsible showing up very clearly on the satellite picture and this whole
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thing is moving its way towards the east so for many of us in lebanon them we'll see some wet weather during the day on monday to expect the rain to be fairly heavy at times and it will be feeling warmer told sixteen degrees will be the maximum in beirut that system that stretches further north you can see plenty more cloud and a lot of snow in that as you'd expect this time of year that in sweeps its way towards the east as we head into cheese day and around the caspian sea will see the swelling math giving us lots of rain and a fair amount of wintry weather as well meanwhile a little bit further south and here in doha there's been a problem with fog over the last few days no real change for us as we head into monday so still the risk of seeing some focusing in the morning or last thing at night they don't choose day gradually the winds will be picking up so that should be the end of the folks because the winds will just lift that folk into low cloud instead elsewhere well salada will be twenty six degrees all fine if we had down to was the southern parts of africa we've got this rather intense blob of cloud showing up on our satellite picture but it is moving away so things that drawing up
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just a few residual showers left for us on monday elsewhere with a wetter weather is still in the northern parts of our.
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welcome back a reminder of the top stories here on al-jazeera iran has temporarily blocked some social media apps in response to days of protests across the country against the cleric out in the rebel factions in syria have announced they're forming a united front called the national army to stop the asaad government savant's and security forces have shot dead at least four protests at protests against president joseph kabila in the democratic republic of congo. israel's governing likud party is preparing to vote on a draft resolution urging the policies leaders to establish israeli sovereignty formally an expanse of the occupied west bank the vote would not be bubbling doing that carries political force inside the policy. joins us now on this from west jerusalem so there i am believe they're about to start meeting has the meeting
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begone. yes so i can finally report that this meeting which has been delayed now by a couple of hours has finally started it seems as the opening remarks are going on right now it's unclear yet when the voting will commence it's also unclear yet if the prime minister benjamin netanyahu is attending or is planning to attend at some point because what we do know is that at some point after the vote in the next few hours it's been reported here that the prime minister will issue a statement in response to this vote now as we've been talking the past few hours a lot more questions today than answers when it comes to this vote that's going to happen essentially the likud central committee is trying to pass a resolution that they believe would be binding that would then compel prime minister netanyahu in the rest of the likud party to try to bring forth a bill in the israel now obviously this is a very controversial bill it's
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a contentious issue especially at a time when there has been so much international condemnation of israel in light of u.s. president donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel now i've been speaking with analysts throughout the day and they say that this is really a headache that israel doesn't need others have said that really this just adds up to a cynical political calculation on behalf of the central committee i spoke earlier with israeli pollster mitchell barak here's more of what he told me about his analysis of this issue. i think if the likud central committee passes vote i think the biggest thing that will happen is will take up a lot of newspaper space will be a lot of printing done of this because it really is not binding it's not even relevant it's just you know the prime minister's right of center party just trying to make a statement a policy statement which really is meaningless and even if you read the statement it's theirs they will go into debt and it's just kind of getting ready the drumbeat
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of election is happening in israel we don't know when it's kind of you know this government is not the most stable and people are wondering how long is it that you know that to be around given all that's going on with the investigations so they're just trying to shore up their their popularity on the right. now see there has been some reaction that started to come in from arab members of the knesset some of them telling us that if this resolution does pass and if it then goes in its current form to the knesset that that would really signal the end of a two state solution. and came an image on july first in west jerusalem one in the us has been arrested after a deadly end to a prank telephone call the suspect made a false nine one one call to police reporting a murder and hostage situation when officers arrived on the scene they shot and killed a twenty eight year old man it's believed a dispute over an online video game sparked this standoff and a hoax one has more. this was where
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a prat who jake proved deadly and this is the suspect tyler barris police in kansas responding to a call where a man claiming he had killed his father was holding the rest of his family hostage sister time on what's going on here arguing and i heard shots and i heard and he's not breathing anymore ok do you have any weapons are you. you know what kind of weapons do you have. handguns from just pointing the gun and making sure they stay on the drug. brother are you sending someone to readers of them government are. thinking about clary poured gasoline all over the house and by the fire ok well we don't need to do that ok police sent a special weapons and tactics all swat team to the house where the coolest said he lived but the man who answered the door was twenty eight year old andrew finch a father of two police unaware that it's been
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a prank calls were taking no chances they confronted mr finch before shooting him you hear the officer primarily has the axe on body camera but you have the officers from the other side also giving commands in iraq insistent about put your hands up walk towards us. but he continued to drop down by his waistband which is a concern he says for people typically would put a handgun or some type of weapon andrew finches mother says her son was not. this go around people without any consequences family was very important here that to survive him. there must have a wonderful way. it's been suggested the suspect and the victim had a dispute join an online computer game there's no research evidence to suggest that video games whether they're violent or nonviolent lead people to become more aggressive in the real world so this just happens of be a spurious. link in this situation between call of duty and the swatting instance
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i did this week the world health organization brand a video game addiction a mental health disorder police are treating this death as a case of swatting where instigators call nine one one from a position close to where their intended victim is located. there conservationists in hunder asar warning of an environmental disaster as walls of rubbish washed up on its beaches much of it has floated along the caribbean coast from neighboring moller and as mariana sanchez reports biologists say the level of contamination is unprecedented. a sea of rubbish as far as the eye can see it's a wall seven meters deep and several kilometers long we slowly along the caribbean coast of a video posted in the internet by a photographer raised the alarm. marine biologist the stomach of
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a this is the type of trash is killing nearly everything in its path if. this is an eco side caused by garbage carried by the metod well river. there are ninety six municipalities especially thirteen don't have trashed arms and a tributary river from the capital contributes to all this garbage. data says the rubbish mountain is blocking sunlight from the sea and affecting fishing grounds coral reefs and mangroves. much of the garbage ends up here on a more beach hospital and agro industrial residues are putting the lives of funded and cindy injure government leaders to blame neighboring what they meant for the disaster that what the government says both countries share the responsibility for cleaning up the mess but the man has promised to send the army to clean up the mess but the rubbish highly on the beaches is already having an impact on communities along the shore. madelyne believe it us has fishermen like him are unable to catch
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clean healthy fish i. look at my little boat i can't go far out in the sea to fish the trash is too close. for your son does says the restaurant hotel he manages has fewer and fewer guests because of the filth. bust and we have less and less gas because people want to see clean beaches and we are losing money also because we're spending a lot to clean up every day. of the hotel ball says the shore is a magnet for the trash marine biologist say much of it is plastic which can take more than two hundred years to disintegrate and much of it is liquid and invisible . with experts unable to say how much damage is being done to the innocent just to see them but more on to the us. for decades they know mother people have fought for greater political and economic inclination to pay still fine ten years ago was
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meant to over to turn years of modularization and neglect but after years of drought and conflict a lack of education is now a major obstacle to building a new life mohammed volume. it's a harsh winter you know the need for many twenty eight here the stink of cold weather is compounded by poverty. after years of drought and war in the region these former masters of the sahara have been reduced to a state of limbo midway between their previous life livestock and the total distribution many suffer not. to like our country has turned into a barren desert our livestock to no longer survive without plants and grass in addition we cannot live in or work in towns. abdurrahman used to live as a nomad roaming with his life stuck in search of pasture and water. now he lives in
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a makeshift shelter as miserable as the most basic refugee camp there is no running water here no medical center no schools no study supply of food and other necessities. are used to own large herds of livestock all my cattle died and i was forced to move to town since i came i do not know what to do i have no profession my children are without work to grow living on donations and aid from agencies to live a little bit like our biggest mistake is that we did not go to school we know found that we cannot walk or find a job without education we are harmed by lead you see more than the drought our life is meaningless now. other tewari who settled here years ago still live in humble mud homes in villages that lack the most basic amenities frustrated with the government and dejected by poverty some have formed associations to mobilize everyone to work. they've planted vegetable gardens and three days around the
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village expecting relief agencies for the government to provide support. but the bottom soil and city a climate that under their efforts almost useless but want to go long and the debt rebellion against the central government but the peace that ensued hasn't brought them prosperity mohamed fight disease. as increase security in major cities across the world for new year's eve celebrations in the turkish this year istanbul several street parties are being canceled a year on from an attack on a nightclub which left thirty nine people dead seen them discussed here in new reports from istanbul. most of them thought it was fireworks but it was the sound of bullets fired by a gunmen during the first hours of two thousand and seventeen he killed thirty nine people in a stumbles popular rain a night club. it is still unknown how he managed to bypass high security measures
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with a long range automatic rifle ali you know was the managing partner all that klopp who witnessed the shooting he lost his friends employees and customers he say's he still can't sleep. can you imagine a bullet passing through your body while you're welcome in a new year. it has been one year but there isn't a moment that i forget about this unfortunate attack it's very difficult to live with the spike his grief all you wants people to celebrate the new year outside rather than a home turkish authorities here in istanbul say they have taken all security precautions one measure was to cancel parties in popular public squares like tech seem you know i am scared and avoid going to crowded places since then to come out and you know you can't swing public parties is a sign of government impotence people should be free but they throw fear into
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people with these measures what's going to happen will happen we get nowhere if we are scared to show these we will be outside celebrating as always terror threats can't dissuade us terror threats have become normalized for turks maybe that's what makes them feel relatively confident despite the highly curry's security and yron and cancel parties in some public squares it seems turks will not give in to the fear this new year seen on kosovo al-jazeera the stumble. and let's have a look at how some of the fishes around the world are marking the new year australia has welcomed in twenty eighteen with a spectacular fireworks display on sydney harbor about one point six million people with there to watch eight tons of fireworks produce about one hundred thousand individual pyrotechnic effects and estimated one billion people watched around the world a rainbow water full of the harbor bridge so. the legalized legalizing of same sex
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marriage in australia in november. and two hours earlier thousands of cheering revelers celebrated the new year in new zealand and all kinds fireworks were launched from the tallest tower in the southern hemisphere sky tower new zealand was one of the first countries in the world to welcome twenty eight team but the island nation of samoa was the first and i earlier. and south career ushered in the new year with a light show under fireworks display from the country's tallest building in seoul the official celebrations are expected to continue as tens of thousands of people had to the eastern coast to watch the first sunrise of twenty eight. as the rest of the world prepares to welcome in the new year the u.n. secretary general antonio terrace has called for unity so he truly believes peace can be achieved it. as we begin to thousand and eighteen i call for unity i
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throughly believe we can make our old more safe and secure we can settle conflicts overcome etudes and defend share values but we can only do that together i urge readers everywhere to make these new year's resolution never again bridge the divides rebuild trust by bringing people together around common goals unity is the best. it's got to remind of the top stories now as there are iran's president has time rouhani has says protesting is people's rights but it should not lead to violence it comes as social media apps including the messaging service telegram have been temporarily blocked to stop people spreading details about the protests for three days now they've been protests across the country against the clerical elite the government is warning of a crackdown if they continue on saturday night two people were killed in the city
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of daraa root there's confusion over who's responsible for their deaths or. cheering the clash that took two lives no bullets were shot from police and security forces the people gathering was meant to end peacefully but the presence of the agitators unfortunately this happened rebel factions in syria have announced they're forming in an active front to stop the asile government's advance opposition fighters are fast losing ground in syria and they russian backed government of modern meant of their strongholds is relentless at least nineteen people six of them children are reported to have been killed in the latest strikes out of damascus. security forces have shot dead at least four people at protests in the democratic republic of congo demonstrators in the capital kinshasa central city of kut anger have been demanding that president joseph kabila step down and hold new elections after his mandate expired
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a year ago he promised to hold elections by the end of this year but they've now been delayed until next december the government shut down internet and s.m.s. services to try to stop the protests going ahead. seventeen people have been killed in a bomb blast as a funeral in eastern afghanistan it happened in the city of jalalabad and people gathered to pay their respects to a former district governor there's been no claim of responsibility gunmen have stormed an army training camp in india not monistic kashmir killing at least four soldiers at least two attackers have also reported to have been killed a military spokesman says the armed men threw grenades and fired automatic rifles up the camp in full vama district. for now but stay with us on al-jazeera inside stories coming up next.
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could two thousand and eighteen be the year when the war in syria finally ends said he's confident his wisdom is no longer what's and after russia helps him turn the tide but also the military gains what kind of political settlement is possible this is inside story.


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