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the victory of the 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 do with nation and tried to make. contacts through different countries and it was clear that all this was. the rule in june at this time. this is al jazeera. hello i'm so robin you're watching the al-jazeera news our life one headquarters here in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. palestinians protest
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the arrival of the greek patriarch for orthodox christmas celebrations accusing him of betrayal. if i weren't involved they wouldn't be talking about olympics right now u.s. president donald trump credits himself for the upcoming talks between north and south korea. also new arrests in the kingdom of saudi arabia eleven princes are detained after a rare protest at a palace in riyadh. here. plus millions of all the docs christians celebrate christmas across the globe. good to have you with us on the news our protests against the greek orthodox patriarch of jerusalem have overshadowed all the doc's christmas celebrations property sales well what sparked the tense scenes as mohammed june explains from bethlehem. the protests were unprecedented in
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a display of anger toward the greek orthodox patriarch of jerusalem demonstrators attacked the convoy of the office the third as it made its way to bethlehem's manger square in the occupied west bank behind all this recent news reports alleging the patriarch has been involved in property sales to foreign tax havens and those properties may end up in the hands of israeli businesses. protesters believe the allegations and say it will make it harder for palestinians to establish their own state but the live now to mount a clear and simple we want the patriarch to resign we want to reform the patriarchate and to sign a legal committee to evaluate the situation representatives of the greek orthodox church of jerusalem deny the allegations and the handle of the snow if we did not as they claim to sell our lands to the israeli occupation those are old deals the patriarch wants to rectify clarify because all those old deals are detrimental to the right to the patriarch eight and its congregation while this is not the first
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time the church has been accused of selling some of the numerous properties it owns in jerusalem the outrage now is far greater than it had been before. in manger square despite the marching bands and music a truly festive atmosphere was hard to achieve. the arrival of the patriarch wasn't just protested local officials also gave him a cold shoulder when they refused to welcome him to the square another issue overshadowing celebrations this year is the decision by u.s. president donald trump to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital in the month since that decision was made there been numerous protests in the occupied west bank and it's really contributed to a growing sense of hopelessness amongst palestinian christians forty year old george i was sad says he's never witnessed such a song or mood at christmas as a lot of the ha ha ha if things remain as is opie pool seek to leave who'd stay here if you see it being so and the city is sad have you ever seen. bethlehem like
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this thousands would usually be here christmas muslims that would show up even before christians palestinian christians in the west bank are worried their relatively small number will continue to do windell and according to a recent study by the daughter of columbia university college twenty eight percent of palestinian christians said they'd leave this region if given the chance highlighting yet again the growing feeling of despair at a time of year when there is usually at the very least a small semblance of hope mohamed atta bethlehem the occupied west bank. now jordan says the arab league will seek international recognition of a palestinian state herter the trumpet administration recognizes jerusalem as israel's capital last month now some members of the league met in the jordanian capital amman jordan has seen a wave of protests against the u.s. and israel following trumps decision to move the american embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem. become our goal is to overturn the american decision to recognize
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jerusalem as the capital of israel and to assert that it has no legal effect. we have specific requests the most important of which is the recognition of the palestinian state with jerusalem as its capital according to the june the fourth nine hundred sixty seven borders now the new york times is reporting that egypt has asked media outlets there to play down opposition to president trumps jerusalem decision in leaked phone recordings a senior intelligence officer reportedly told leading television talk show host to influence their viewers to back the decision despite egypt's public condemnation not the newspaper quoted captain ussher of holy and asking hosts how is jerusalem different from ramallah which is the current base of the palestinian authority in the occupied west bank captain curley was quoted telling the talk show host and intifada would not serve egypt's national security interests and could revive hamas
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well imad harbors director of research and analysis at the arab center in washington d.c. joins me via skype from burke in virginia good to have you with us on the program why would egypt pursue this line of thought i mean perhaps could think that they're trying to sell out the palestinians. thank you for having me on while egypt trying to sell out the palestinians i mean what do you expect from a regime like this honestly. the. situation in egypt is. that b.p. is desperate to maintain his own domestic. rule and he is definitely interested and just simply concentrating on his domestic affairs he has a problem with the economy as a problem with. the hardest the salaries and sinai he has a problem with. trying to basically as many
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files as he could from his birth folios he can just simply concentrate on making sure that his regime survives the involvement of the involvement of the jerusalem issue really introduces things that. he doesn't desire if it's a problem to sideline the problem as patsy sees it they just want to try and get rid of it how do you assess the you must see the reaction of other arab states in the months since we've had this decision by the u.s. to move the embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem it sort of got a bit quiet since the u.n. general assembly vote. actually true doesn't feel that they are really taking the next step which is we're just reported on jordan wanting the arab league to vote on tuesday rules limb recognizing that it sounded like united jerusalem as the capital but generally speaking that of the world has been quiet and actually it has been
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quiet but a long long time everybody knew and everybody knows what the israeli government has been up to or for decades and now you know the this is not really the end you think donald trump just simply made sure that this decision was taken but he must have read the thought that. regimes would probably support that if you're a problem and that got us in there would have to have something indeed i'm sorry to interrupt mr hubbell if you haven't a sonar rio. you take the arab nations out of the equation you still have a very large muslim world who have been supportive of the palestinians from indonesia to talk to start all over the place supporting the right for an independent state do you think that just going to fall in line if countries such as egypt or even jordan will say yes ok we'll accept what the americans are doing
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a will accept jerusalem as the capital of an israeli state. it will always be a problem the arab street is not necessarily with the arab rulers on this issue arab street still believe that the palestine issue is a separate issue and jerusalem is the more center of their central issue you know the muslim world definitely thinks the same way it's a problem there is a basically a bifurcated position you know between the peoples of the arab and muslim world and the leaders of the arab and muslim world. the palestinian equation itself has to also. come to terms with the with the with the problem of the arab and muslim worlds and they're the palestinians themselves have to be big up the mantle for their own. cause we'll see what does happen anyway for the moment or image hard there in virginia thank you very much sir for joining us thank you very much. now the government of saudi arabia says eleven princes have been detained in riyadh
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after staging a protest outside the royal palace now the princes are being held in a notorious high security prison that's in contrast to dozens of other high profile figures who were detained in a luxury hotel last year during an anti corruption dr peter sharp possible. eleven saudi princes were arrested outside the royal palace in riyadh where they've been protesting about the kingdom's decision to make saudi royalty pay their water and utility bills as part of a wider austerity plan. the princes were transferred to the high security prison of a high yeah and i expected to go on trial be lugged visuals fish we were arrested leaving about back there there are scores of city school water electricity for some reason they were doing our other reports. back there were presidents of brits who was executed you know who were two thousand and sixteen come to us who
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are you sure it's very conflicting at this point we don't know exactly what is going on saudi arabia has introduced a string of austerity measures to boost revenues and cut spending as the global slump in oil prices led to balloon ing budget deficits slapping a five percent sales tax on food clothes electronics water and electricity and raising fuel prices significantly next patrick workers who also caught up in the price rises but careful not to complain and spend seven hundred sixty eight something. in the city no they shouldn't buy percent that's one thing that the six . police officers. they're helping so there may be. more than two hundred princes were arrested in november in an anti corruption led by the crown prince mohammed bin solomon which also served to strengthen his power many of the
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country's richest and most influential princes struck deals for their release while a few remain here at the palatial ritz carlton in riyadh described as the most luxurious prison in the world saudi arabia's oil based economy has taken a battering with the fall in oil prices balancing the books will be a long and protracted task that will not prove popular with ordinary people here or at very least ordinary princes peter shop al jazeera. the u.s. president has defended himself against accusations that he's mentally unfit for office describing himself as a stable jenius publication of a book that questions his ability to do his job claims his staff you him infant. hendra reports from washington d.c. latest attacks all told of michael wolff again the shadows his policy agenda and i did a quick interview with him a long time ago having to do with an article this book clearly has donald trump
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rattled the suggestion in fire and fury the cabinet members and allies to question trump's intelligence and his fitness for office have gotten under the president's skin the book has driven a wedge between trump and his one time closest adviser steve bennett but i don't know this man i guess sloppy steve brought him into the white house quite a bit and it was one of those things that's why sloppy steve is now looking for a job as republican leaders met the president to discuss their legislative agenda for twenty eight trump began his day with a barrage of morning tweets he wrote throughout my life my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being like really smart and he said that winning the presidency qualifies him as not smart but genius in a very stable genius at that in defending himself against the allegations in this book president trump was knocked off message in it steve bannon says he's lost his stuff media mogul rupert murdoch calls him an idiot and staffers describe him as a semi literate fool but what the republicans who met with trump on saturday wanted
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to talk about with their plans for twenty eight teen and immigration reform it was candid it donald trump signature campaign and we are building a wall on the southern border we need safety we need cameras and i will have mexico pay for that wall it turns out he might have that half right the administration's plan for an immigration overhaul would spend eighteen billion dollars over ten years and add five hundred five. to an existing border with mexico and the u.s. congress would pay for the bill is expected to restore some protection for the so-called dreamers children of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the u.s. by their parents trump recently rescinded an obama era rule protecting them but democrats fear the new immigration funds could be used to deport dreamers who registered for the program or their families they don't have resources to deport eight hundred thousand dreamers and it's not at all clear that the information that
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the dreamers volunteered to the government to establish their right to. work at work and otherwise could be used to identify and detain and then deport the dreamers but immigration was not the top question trump addressed on saturday john hendren al-jazeera washington. proclaiming his genius the us president said he's open to talks with north korea not trouble says that he's hopeful next week's meeting between north and south korea will go beyond the north participation in the winter olympics. i would love to see them take it beyond the olympics we have a very good relationship with south korea i would love to see it go far beyond the six absolutely just. right now they're talking olympics it's a start it's a big if i weren't involved they wouldn't be talking about it and things right to be doing you know talking a word they would be much more serious larry korb is a former u.s. assistant secretary of defense and senior fellow at the center for american
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progress joins me now from washington d.c. good to have you with us back again on the program mr called it's all down to your president thanks to him north and south korea talking is it. not really basically what's happened is the south koreans have been upset at president trump's very very boa costs stands and they've told them they don't want you doing anything without talking to us the north koreans i think want want to use the olympics as a way to begin negotiations to see if there's any way that they can work together with or without trump the president was initially opposed to them talking to each other now corsi saying i'm taking credit for it but the key thing is that they are talking and they're using the olympics as a cover to really deal with more serious problems and of course in the lead up to the olympics you know we have sort of seen this carrot and stick approach and when
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one does who's dying in the capital who's using the stick because sanctions have been at the center in recent weeks of perhaps tighten the screw on north korea if we talk about oil shipments along the coastline of the peninsula. yeah there's no doubt about it the latest scientists have been several but the latest ones which were passed about a week ago or unfortunately because of the whole jerusalem thing people did notice it but the u.n. unanimously put them on they did tighten them and the south koreans now have been intercepting the oil that was being transferred from from ships i think with american intelligence so i think you know kim took this as a way to begin talks without looking like he's weak or caving in or anything it's just kind of well the olympics we have to talk and see if we're going to come together and you know have one korean team or whether will march in the olympic parade how concerned are you is of the form of government officials civil servants
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this issue about the threat to push the nuclear button i've got a bus and i've got a bigger boats and this war of words between yang and washington d.c. that's quite serious sort of a blahs a approach perhaps from the outside when you when you hear president term talking about this issue. yeah i mean nuclear weapons are not something you want to talk very cavalier only about it's not a joke and even he doesn't have a but not as the host in fact the only button he has there is to get him a diet coke i mean that's not the way you know that it works that you could push a button and start a nuclear war and so really it did not help the situation and i think that's probably one of the reasons why the south koreans who are very alarmed that his rhetoric were more open to the talks with the with the north koreans right now how do you see the approach if we just focus on north korea for a moment you're in a situation where sanctions have been tightened around your country china. is
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not so much of an ally and is quite cool about how your progressing with your missile. development and now you're going to talks with previously and in the at the end of the olympic games how do you expect those talks to progress well i think i'm very optimistic because one of the things that happened is we've postponed our exercise until after the olympics and that's been one of the things that you know kim has demanded because he thinks we want to you know kind of win the korean war or take home which is not true but that says perception and he sees these exercises and that's one thing both the russians and the chinese have told us should be on the table so i think that the olympics again gives you an excuse to you know to post poll numbers that sends a very strong signal to him larry for the moment we'll leave that it's always good to get your insight on these sorts of subjects thank you very much thank you for
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having me. well plenty more ahead here on the al-jazeera news hour including why the status of refugees like mahmoud and his younger brother could become a key issue in coalition talks in germany plus. mourning the dead in indian administered kashmir after police are targeted it did the disputed territory. and continuos signs for barcelona joe we'll have more on one of the most expensive transfers in football history. now thousands of pro-government demonstrators have been rallying in iran it's the fourth straight day of such rallies in response to anti-government protests they waved iranian flags and chanted slogans against the u.s. israel and britain iran's government accuses western nations of fermenting the unrest which has seen twenty two people killed and more than
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a thousand arrested in the last ten days and that the un iran accused the u.s. of abusing its power as a permanent member of the security council after it called an emergency meeting of those protests well iran and russia say washington is exploiting the protests to undermine the iran's nuclear deal same bus ravi has morphed into iran. iran's leaders are no doubt celebrating what they'll consider another victory against the united states on the diplomatic front shortly after the u.n. security council met to discuss antigovernment protests in iran the foreign minister zarif tweeted out that he was glad that the majority of security council member countries rebuffed america's attempt to misuse its power to bring what is essentially a domestic iranian affair onto the international stage he also called it another foreign policy blunder for the truck white house we also heard from iran's presidency president hassan rouhani as chief of staff in a statement said that the move by the united states at security council was both desperate and further isolated the united states itself on the international stage
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now as far as a protest themselves are concerned anti-government protests are all but over while pro-government rallies still continue as the government continues to cement its footprint on the streets later on on sunday lawmakers will need to hold a close session of parliament where they will discuss the root causes of the recent unrest many lawmakers see it as for in that lead to these protests and blame foreign countries for trying to create instability in iran and other lawmakers sympathize with protesters saying that they have valid concerns and valid grievances since many iranians suffer a great deal of economic hardship now whether they agree with the demonstrators or not lawmakers in iran do realize one thing that if they don't address economic concerns that these protests could happen again a series that strikes by the coalition's target targeted a fruit and vegetable market and gas facility in northern yemen now witnesses say the strikes killed one person and left three others injured the area is under the
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control of the iranian backed two thing rebels who fired a ballistic missile into friday some ten thousand people have died in yemen's civil war. at least fourteen people are being killed in a strong psaltery attacks in rebel held suburbs near damascus there's been a spike in violence in eastern recent weeks activists say it's coming the daily above barb and about four hundred thousand people were trapped under a government siege running out of food and medicine. amish tibetan gordon business advisor to the coalition of medicine and medical charities in syria he says there are currently more than one hundred twenty children needing medical care in rebel held areas that are under attack the last. record. tax particular. christmas and new year period we see over ten hospitals and. commission in. the damascus say
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in libya we currently have one hundred twenty five children and four hundred. thousand support we absolutely need syria is a ceasefire so the seriously injured troops. well elsewhere in syria people who fled the fighting are facing a battle of a different kind surviving the bitterly cold winter park a hospital. in serious southern province of daraa those displaced by war face a new threat the weather. this is a camp one of the largest in the region omar abdel-rahman and her grandchildren arrived here after escaping fierce fighting between syria's opposition groups and i saw a water logged field is now home if the rain continues they'll be forced to leave where can they go. then. when i left without any possessions you can see
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the rain water around us you can see for yourself how bad conditions are and we do helpless. the camp likes basic infrastructure there are no paved roads no drainage people feel forgotten. this used to be farmland it was unfit for people to settle on in the first place they can't hasn't been supplied with any of the basic services no one has lent us or will lend a helping hand none of the relief agencies either serious long civil war has triggered one of the worst humanitarian disasters in modern history eleven million syrians have been displaced by fighting half of the whole population most around six million are internally displaced it is a bleak existence. park at al-jazeera an attack by gunmen in senegal has left thirteen people dead and at least seven others wounded the attack happened
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in the southern cousin months reachin the army says the victims were a group of civilians who were searching for firewood it's still not clear who's responsible. still ahead here on the al-jazeera news hour cartel wars political assassinations under sailing the justice system the group leader to mexico's twenty eight thousand presidential election. and we'll tell you how a worldwide ban on certain chemicals is finally helping to heal the planet. and did sport the world's toughest off road rally enters its fortieth year joe will have more in sport to do stay with us. welcome to look at the weather across north america that is far as the really cold weather is concerned across north america you can see the change in colors as far
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as attempts to go over the next couple of days mall there is a venture going to push its way in but there's a price to be paid for that in terms of from quite heavy snowfall so coming back to sunday we're going to see an area of rain developing and turning into snow across parts of the midwest through up towards the great lakes and heading into monday then we've got quite a widespread area of snow pushing into the mid atlantic region rain for the towards the say but also the potential for some freezing rain along the length of this frontal system miami twenty three degrees for the best place to be out across the west more snow heading in towards pacific northwest further south roti drawing fire fight denver colorado there were fourteen degrees heading down into the caribbean we've got this area of cloud and rain extending across central parts of the caribbean so that could be quite a bit of heavy rain around and not too much in the way of sunshine so it's still looking fairly wet for panama and possibly costa rica as well of the next twenty four hours and that rain could extend up towards watermelon nicaragua also heading into south america some heavy showers in prospect for both peru and bolivia further
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towards the dry weather across paraguay and dry in argentina with highs of thirty and buenos aires. this is the architect of. the self appointed task to create sustainable housing for the rural poor. to bring in john the beauty king to vietnam's spaces and to convince developers that is dreaming sorry dana but changing minds can be as large as altering the spaces. rebel architecture continues with meaning the city at this time honored disease. spawning six continents across the globe. al-jazeera as correspondents live and bring the stories they tell. you about the
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letters. were at the mercy of the russian camp for palestinian al-jazeera fluent in world news. welcome back up the whole robin if you're watching al-jazeera these are all top stories u.s. president gul trump has said he's open to dialogue with north korean leader kim jong un it follows a recent escalation of rhetoric between the two leaders trump said he's also hopeful of progress in next week's talks between north and south korea. also at least fourteen people are being killed in
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a strike sanaa tillery attacks in rebel held suburbs near damascus there's been a spike in violence in eastern guta in recent weeks about four hundred thousand people remain trapped a siege. and protests against the greek orthodox patriarch of jerusalem overshadows orthodox christmas celebrations in bethlehem property sells what sparked the ten scenes demonstrators say the sales could make it harder for palestinians to establish their own state. well it is christmas for all the docs christians across the globe thousands of faithful have attended mass from belarus to ethiopia now orthodox christians follow the old julian calendar and celebrate the birth of jesus christ on january the seventh osama bin job it possible. the him from what's perhaps the largest cathedral in the middle east should in midnight mass. this egyptian church with
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a capacity of one thousand people open its door for orthodox christmas many of the faithful prayed for a better year ahead after multiple attacks on the gyptian christians in recent months and. we hope peace will prevail over the world in general and especially in egypt and that will get rid of terrorism and troubles. wishing egypt and all the region to live in peace in god to protect us from any kind of terrorism or anything which might hurt us. tens of thousands of security personnel were deployed across egypt to ensure safe celebrations and there were reassurances from the president more than a hundred christians have been killed in attacks in recent months the latest just a few days ago and. you are our family you are part of us we are all one christians and muslims and no one can ever divide us. from below to stuart the opiah the orthodox followed all julian calendar and celebrate christmas on january
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sixth and seventh. each celebration is unique celebrate the tradition burning of old french's and dried leaves many preserve some pagan traditions inviting dead ancestors to their homes. i knew green for instance some fabric a destroyed all with the ancestors of the state some families also spread straw to emulate the nativity scene. to dance. in history thousands attended midnight masses across russia home to more than a third of the world at the docks christians russian leaders including president vladimir putin were in attendance. prayers were also held at the church of nativity in bethlehem in the occupied west bank a place at the heart of many conflicts in the middle east and beyond and here there were prayers for better times from injury the al-jazeera. now talks between germany's two major parties to form a new ruling coalition resuming on sunday
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a political sticking point between angler merkel's christian democrats on the social democrats is the refugee crisis now they are divided over whether to allow relatives of people who are already in germany to join them from bavaria dominic came reports. it's time for nine year old michael michael to do his homework and as in many families his big brother is on hand to help in fact twenty two year old mahmoud is more of a father to michael than an elder brother. because as yazidi refugees these two have been granted asylum in germany but for the past two years their parents and siblings have been stuck in a holding camp for migrants increase. in the view of marco germany told them they could come join us here but then a few months ago we were told they could not go the official said you have no documents that prove your brother is related to your parents paid for the papers to
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compromise then they said they needed to test michael's d.n.a. and they'll finally they've said that ok your parents can come. but the brothers' hopes of a reunion have been dashed twice before and their situation is not unique since twenty sixteen germany has put a temporary hold on reuniting the families of people who are not classed as refugees the bavarian christian social union angola machall sister party in the southern state says while genuine refugees should be allowed in those with subsidiary protection and his claims for asylum are rejected should not we are objecting to the right of so-called subsidiary. accept that if you choose to bring their family to germany because to be honest this would. exhaust our capacities what makes this view more interesting is that stefan meyer speaks on this issue not just for his party but also for angle americans christian
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democrats but this particular point of view is not shared by the social democrats and with coalition talks between the three parties now intensifying in the new year the question is might this issue be a sticking point because the social democrats believe that where possible families who qualified to be reunited should be allowed to do so the political fight in germany is now about how to bring the government together from parties with such differing views from mahmoud and michael matalin it's how to bring their family back together dominic can al-jazeera in bavaria south-asian are where funerals have been held for four policemen killed in a bomb attack in indian administered kashmir it's the latest in a series of bombings by rebels who want to end indian control of the region which is disputed with neighboring pakistan as well. normal turned
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out in the hundreds of this funeral in the northern town of yeah bob was. it's the birthplace of one of the four policemen killed early on saturday the blast happened in the nearby town of support in the northern part of the indian administered kashmir. security sources say it opposed to india rule to bigger than improvised explosive device targeting a police baton. from the town of about fifty kilometers northwest of synagogue city some a capital of the regional government they say fighters planted the device beneath a shop in a marketplace to target the patrolled the blast also damaged shops in the area audience who rebuttal to god here we were called to the town today and this was on normal deployment for maintaining law and order these boys were deployed in a small alley in the market and the blast happened in which four of our boys were martyred. the shutdown the office is unfair into was made by arab leaders to mock
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the twenty fifth anniversary of an indian security crackdown not killed forty seven people that operation was in response to the killing of an indian soldier by devils local newspaper say disha mohammed one of the main rebel groups opposing the indian rule of kashmir has announced it's a response ability for the blasts on saturday this city jim has been witnessing a persones of violence for the last seventy years kashmiri rebels who say they represent the province's muslim majority have been fighting for separation from india. was. hunted by a disease. well for the latest report on some of the biggest stories of the year we're going to take you to a refugee camp in bangladesh it's now home to hundreds of thousands of rohingya who fled violence and meanwhile the un accuses me of all government of textbook ethnic cleansing which it denies charles strafford reports on what the refugees face in
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the year ahead the. woman says bigamous caped with her three children across the border from myanmar into bangladesh at the end of december. they joined the more than six hundred fifty thousand refugees who fled the military crackdown on the region in rakhine state in western myanmar she says her husband was killed as they tried to flee their not that august betty we couldn't go anywhere because there was heavy fighting from all directions and my husband was shot dead by security forces there are very few people who still remain here they try to go to the forest and river fishing but the military does not allow them they say you can't go there anymore and you can't harvest the paddies either so people are not able to work the million mom tells us you are not surrender and there is no ranger in our country going to the country where there are already. western governments including the u.s. of called the crackdown on the predominately muslim or hinge or ethnic cleansing
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but myanmar has denied access to any independent investigation in rakhine state the ranger have suffered at decades of persecution and violence they were stripped of their citizenship in what was then burma thirty five years ago the myanmar government considers them illegal immigrants from bangladesh and evidence of the brutality they have suffered in recent months is shocking food charity doctors without borders says at least six thousand seven hundred were killed by the myanmar security forces between the end of august and late september it says at least seven hundred thirty range of children younger than five years old were among those killed mostly shot dead doctors without borders also says nearly ten percent of children who died were burned alive in their homes. at least five percent were beaten to death human rights watch and aid organizations working in
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these camps in neighboring bangladesh say myanmar soldiers gang raped women and young girls the refugees of escapes deaths in myanmar but the struggle to survive in the camps goes on the u.n. says seven percent of children here are suffering severe acute malnutrition a condition that will kill if not treated properly the biggest challenge that we face right now is that the fastest growing refugee in the wild think about washington d.c. but without health services without medicines without proper access to food we know recent studies that eighty percent of. food assistance. if you know breaks or communicable diseases including measles and diptheria the camps aid organizations estimate around seventy percent of the world's a contaminated the governments of bangladesh and myanmar say they will proceed with a voluntary repatriation scheme in the coming weeks. says she will never take her
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children back to myanmar until the government at least recognize them as a ranger until it guarantees them the same rights and security as citizens of the country they and hundreds of thousands of other ranger refugees were born in and call. chance stratford al-jazeera. francis marcus is a communication delegate for the international federation of the red cross that he says there's still a long way to go before any repatriation deal can be implemented. as he said and much of these national community it's. the repression must be full and free and it must. take concept of people's safety and dignity and also address the question of how are they going to survive if they return to their country not to mention the highlands the. ones but just simply
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houses and property of being destroyed and they're left with nothing it's difficult to see how we get from that situation where we are now to on in which such conditions people return place we're hearing though a lot of stories of. trauma and lawson making this. horrific violence and surviving riffing a lot i learned some of the posts. because he loved ones and we're doing our utmost trying to provide emotional support to sections of the population to your children so that they can you know play again as children play women who have you know make up was also cemented to somehow find a rope. displacements. the murders of several public officials are
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casting a shadow over the lead up to mexico's twenty eight thousand general election the country's experienced as most violent year in modern history with more than twenty three thousand homicides recorded aspiring political candidates worry that they'll be the next target and that's creating fears for the democratic process from mexico city reports. local politics can be a dangerous business in mexico just ask people thirty year old political hopeful who wants to become mayor of the town of hope in the state of morelos. always new to the political scene but he knows that the risk of harassment extortion and even death at the hands of organized crime is very real if. i knew i would be lying if i said i wasn't afraid it would also be a lie to say that fear is not in the back of my mind but today were motivated by our goal to make. a better place. at least six mexican
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politicians have been killed in recent weeks this includes of all four seven i know gather the mayor of a small town in the state of get little who was murdered on new year's eve. with a national election drawing near political leaders in mexico. worry over these types of attacks against public servants. i think this is a warning by organised crime against the political parties the problem here is impunity and the phenomenon of political violence the more this will continue because there is no punishment. experts say that the rising level of violence in mexico is not only putting the lives of political candidates at risk but could also be frightening voters which could damage the democratic process less political participation less third out. because of fear less political you know less people voting. i'm all of that and is hinders the strength of
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a democratic system in the. in the battle there are over three thousand four hundred elected positions up for grabs in the upcoming elections but it's candidates for local posts who are especially vulnerable targets by organized crime twenty one local public servants were murdered in two thousand and seventeen which was also a record breaking year for homicides in mexico the concern now is over the potential for yet another exceptionally violent year as we approach the two thousand and eighteen general election but up alone al-jazeera mexico city. well still ahead here on al-jazeera founds of the n.f.l.'s worst team hold a parade and honor of the first six. january on the jersey african heads of state and governments will gather. for the station at the same of the african union where the goal set out in twenty seventeen
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minutes rewind returns with brand new episodes updating some of the best al-jazeera documentaries from all over the years the biggest names in politics in business will meet in the swiss alps for the world economic forum what will be top of the agenda. engages in rigorous debate cutting through the headlines on friday and in a week our special coverage will be gauging reaction from around the world to america's most controversial president of modern times january on al jazeera in the philippines millions live in overcrowded slums but some have found another place to call home public cemeteries one on one east meets those living among the dead at this time on al jazeera.
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welcome back to the u.s. space agency nasa has recorded data showing the earth's protective ozone layer is recovering scientists thirty global ban on the use of certain chemicals is producing some great results how the hawks to house will. finally rare good news concerning the environment nasa scientists say ozone depletion is going down a lead is a protective gas in the atmosphere that shields from harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun this is the source of the good news and that's the satellite that monitors the hole in the ozone layer which was first detected at the end of the one nine hundred seventy s. that's what we're excited about is that we see for the first time chlorine levels are definitely going down and ozone levels are responding to it manmade chemicals
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called chlorofluorocarbons or c.f.c.'s left chlorine in the atmosphere the destroyed ozone molecules the damage from the ozone layer has been blamed for an increase in skin cancers because the harmful ultraviolet radiation gets through and this is the effect it has on plants c.f.c.'s were found in products like aerosols pesticide sprays packing materials and refrigerants and they were banned globally in one thousand nine hundred seven nasa has released images that show the changing ozone concentrations since the c.f.c.'s were phased out the montreal protocol has been a great success once the protocol was signed in those the regulations went into effect we saw at the surface levels of both on depleting substances going down but scientists warn that full recovery will take decades because of c.f.c.'s could remain in the atmosphere for another fifty to one hundred years.
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well it's time for the history. thanks very much barcelona have agreed one of the most expensive transfers in football history they've signed midfielder philip continue from liverpool in a deal worth one hundred ninety two million dollars the spanish giants released a short video on social media revealing the deal had been done continual sign for the rest of the season and five more after that the twenty five year old is the third most expensive player in history behind p.s.g. is neymar and pay and his price tag could be a club record for barcelona he will be ready in time for barcelona as a return to the spanish league on sunday after the winter break they face levant a looking to extend their lead to nine points at the top of the table real madrid currently fourth and the standings they are a way to celta vigo. diego costa had a member of will return to spanish football with that had to go betrayed the twenty nine year old scored against had to half a day off to rejoining his former club from chelsea he jumped into the crowd to
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celebrate but received a second yellow card for doing so and was sent off atletico won the game to nail. now there's no stopping munches city that well ahead of the title rivals in the english premier league race and now they're also three of the fourth round of the f.a. cup but they had to survive a scare. two goals in the space of ninety three seconds since he came back from a goal down against burnley to win this third round match for one with leroy sagna binondo silva also on the school sheet the big shock of the day happened at coventry is the fourth test side knocked out premier league teams stoke city two one it resulted in the immediate sacking of stokes manager mark hughes elsewhere the fleet would tell themselves a replay as they held leicester city to a goal stroll and chelsea two will have to replay against norwich city. now the world's biggest annual off road rally race has got underway improves the fortieth
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edition of the dakar rally featuring hundreds of competing calls trucks bikes and quads are in the sunshine as reports from lima. the first hours of a long journey more than three hundred pilots are on their way in one of the toughest road rallies in the world they will be negotiating huge dunes and rocks high altitude and steep cliffs than one thousand kilometer dakar rally through pay to believe in argentina has found its courting competitors along the way. we've travelled by road from colombia to accompany our pilots are very happy to be here six of the fourteen stages will be completed in before competitors move into the rally first held from paris to senegal is capital the car in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine has taken place in south america for a decade it's the third time in bed but not everyone here is cheering government
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spent six million dollars at this event but the competition has many environmentalists worried about. their audiences along the way to. sorry trashers it was that sort of remember covering the the first doctor in peru was a disaster archeological sites and gee a glimpse in the southern region that on signposts would have been reversible damaged. this time because government has the limited important sites organizers say it will be an eco friendly rally desart is one of the toughest parts of the race statistics say only fifteen percent of the vehicles reach the finish line that is that number greatest hope the thirty four year old took us for a drive for a feel of the terrain the former t.v. news anchor is the first female peruvian pilot she says driving is just part of the competition in my house. i've driven a lot of this year on june which is the most difficult part i've learned mechanics
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and also i trained my mind because you will lose if you get tired seven years ago she didn't even know how to drive now she says she already feels like a winner when the girls a lot of the moment i start i would have proven that dreams big dreams can come true for the rally ends in the city of course in northern argentina but carol says she already crossed the victoria line many innocent just i'll just. the world's most informed skier has won again just over a month before the start of the winter olympics in pyung chang mckayla shifrin clinched the giant slalom race in slovenia on saturday it's a thirty ninth world cup victory and that means she's hof way too much in the wind record of her american teammate lindsey vonn who is the most successful female skia of the time just twenty two schifrin has eleven years on form she's undefeated from
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three races in two thousand and eighteen schifrin will have an unlikely teammate in chiang aaron jackson only took up speed skating four months ago after dominating inline skating she's a three time roller sports athlete of the year but she surprised herself and everyone else in milwaukee by qualifying for the olympic five hundred meter race next month she's the first black woman to make the u.s. long track speed skating team. fans of the cleveland browns n.f.l. team have held a parade to celebrate what they call a perfect season a perfect season of losing that is the browns lost each of the sixteen games throughout the regular season just the second team in n.f.l. history to do so and despite temperatures minus twelve degrees celsius several thousands of fans gathered at the team stadium a series of floats including coffin traveled around the ground in the shape of a zero to represent their unwanted achievements but i have season tickets i've been down here for every game i'm just a way to say man when you have
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a building wrong it's not their kids or players it's you know i was put on earth some guys are put on earth is an embarrassment for us to be at the parade while the whole she was an embarrassment or sixteen it's horrible and as long as both now more later. intimations first international museum has opened at a time of rising intolerance the exhibits expose thousands of visitors to words often deemed too controversial as more from jakarta. indonesia is vibrant art scene has found a new home indonesian contemporary and modern art combined with international works makes up the private collection a quiet over the past twenty five years one of the country's businessmen and is now being shown at the march on museum result is an unusual display of thought provoking pieces in a country where censorship has been on the rise like diesel for traits of the artist who became victims of an anti communist perch in the one nine hundred sixty s. killing more than one million people still
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a very sensitive issue today about their instability as a museum we don't have any political opinion but we have to be honest about our history and showed real history of art in indonesia and what happened in there in sixty five is part of our history also linger yoni is back a controversial painting from the one nine hundred ninety s. using hindu male and female symbols of fertile ety against the background of a rapid script it symbolizes the merging of cultures and beliefs in indonesia when it was first shown conservative groups considered it an insult of islam and send death threats to the artist she was forced to flee the country fast i'm not going to have a i really hope people can now openly discuss the issue of pluralism this is the right moment tensions between the majority and minorities are only increasing because these issues are being politicized to divide and rule we have to reject this at the moment and we are back into the indonesian modern art is increasingly
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sold at auctions around the world but as yet to receive the same appreciation at home work by in human must reality one of indonesia's best selling modern artist has been sold for one. a million dollars a brought the much on will see it not only aims to create awareness for modern art among in the regions but also wants to bring in the nation are to the world to say it has created a real podium for local and international artists in their time increasing intolerance and self-censorship something the government so far as failed to provide to make sure visitors from all walks of life can enjoy the art museum decided to sell tickets as cheap as cinema tickets knowing that many in the region spend money to watch movies the strategy is working not all visitors are interested in the art on its own merits the infinity room by japanese artist kusama has been a big hit on instagram these visitors are queuing just to take
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a selfie but the museum hopes they will make an effort to see the other works as well step fastened al-jazeera jack after. watching the al-jazeera news hour with me in soho robbie bach without a full hoffa side of the break until thanks to talk to a couple.
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right. the new poll ranks mexico city as the poll with worst in the world for sexual violence many women are attacked while moving in the crowded spaces of the metro buses and even at the hands of taxi drivers the conversation starts with do you have a boyfriend you're very pretty and young you feel unsafe threatened you think about how to react what do i do if this gets worse now mahdi army uses a new service it's called loyal droid it's for women passages only and drawn by women drivers the apple for some extra features like a panic button and twenty four seven monitoring of drivers. it's something very
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strong to communicate with someone an ambitious young artist from the mean streets of mozambique. to reveal the unseen truth about his country's. future to the muslim people pleasure to see people did no good in politics changing. african photography. this time now to see. palestinians protest the arrival of the greek patriarch of orthodox christmas celebrations accusing him of betrayal.


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