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where there is. this is al jazeera. santa maria this is the news hour from al-jazeera a massive crowds gathering again in chile to protest against the government for a 2nd month. and these pictures from al-jazeera camera in colombia more protests in bogota over the proposed reforms to the tax and pension system. there's also a rare positive use out of yemen the u.n.
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envoy says that strikes by the saudi led coalition of dropped 80 percent. on a round table on vaporing us president donald trump meets with industry executives health advocates push for a ban on flavored the cigarettes. starting with multiple locations in fact in south america protests in several countries of crippled major cities bringing many of them to a standstill chile people are demonstrating they're demanding political and economic reforms authorities are being blamed for using excessive force on protesters you just saw those pictures from colombia well that's a proposal to change the tax and pension system there that's led to a strike and huge rallies in the capital and in bolivia the power vacuum left by the now exiled former president of naral it's the country's 1st indigenous leader has seen huge protests from his supporters. so going to start with the protests
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there have geared up again as the defense minister alberto a spin that dismissed concerns over the use of excessive force against protesters he says the soldiers who were deployed for 9 days during a state of emergency were professional they were disciplined but the rights group amnesty international says lethal weapons have been used indiscriminately on at least 4 occasions we are starting with our latin america editor the c n human in santiago bring us up to date is the. one i know come on we're here on probably eventually avenue that leads to it until the last light you value which is now being renamed by the protesters as the flaws of dignity and we're seeing are you very very large number of people arriving in fact it's been started more than 4 hours ago and people just still keep coming it is peaceful where i'm standing right now but about 200 meters in front of me the clashes have already begun there's a tremendous amount of tear gas and pepper gas out here on the street is why
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a lot of people almost everyone is wearing a courtship around their faces so that they can sort of protect their eyes but there's a lot of of other jubilant. 2 demonstration today this is less than 24 hours after the nam you know international report came out which the government has rejected and which by the way did not only blame the army for abuses during those 9 days that a state of emergency was in place here but also the police and so the police has now stopped using kellett guns which have taken the i have injured more than 220 people and many of them in but left left without one or more of their eyes or what or rather one or both of their eyes and so that has been very controversial and at least on this occasion we know that there's a lot of tear gas some pepper gas and water and what we understand that these guns . the rubber bullets that are coated. coated bullets are not being used by the
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security forces. on the occasions you've been able to speak to people on the ground one of they've been telling you. part of the what they want but more interesting than last till you get the sense that they're just not going to leave the street and that's because under live you speak to young people or older people they say if it weren't for the commotion and the violence that a lot of these demonstrations have ended up with the government wouldn't have done anything remember come on that there have been a lot. and a lot more the what we've seen in the last 20 years and so it is that the use of violence by some people here that we've spoken to that that is really driving in many ways but at least that's what many people believe is driving some of the changes we spoke to some of those people that are out that the government considers
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criminals. anger seems to be the common denominator among chilean protesters who've been on the streets for 5 weeks. but not all express that anger the same way some do it by going into the battle against riot police armed with stones sticks and even molotov cocktails they describe themselves as the front line of defense. i'm here to defend our people against police repression that's who we've come to fight. the vast majority are young like one invisible not their real names. it's unfair that we've had to resort to these extremes to be heard we protested peacefully for years and only now that there's upheaval does the state take notice both a 17 year old students from a public secondary school who want to go to university but both of their parents are still struggling to pay off their own studies. i know my mother is $39.00 and
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she still owes $9000.00 it's terrible it's a case in water health all of a person's basic needs are business here and that's why we're so angry. they say the only use violence against security forces not to destroy property. but there is another type of protest or the kind that justifies for example the looting of this wholesale supermarket and not just looting but also other types of destruction and violence as a means to an end. according to the government criminal gangs and drug traffickers are responsible for around 30 percent of the widespread damage to public and private property. but who are the rest many are young men and women from santiago's poor neighborhoods where anger has been simmering for decades you. might also not their real names describe themselves as radical opponents of chile's
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socially unequal system but if you don't you know it's a system to make it the crumbs while the upper class accumulates more well all that anger there my generalization people look down on us because willie when the periphery they distrust you no matter how hard you work or try you're shut out. that might be a wanted to study architecture but instead says she was lucky just to get a job as a security guard in a posh uptown building now they say it's time for the political and economic establishment to feel safe here where they. need to be shaken from their comfort zone they better not think just go and march down the street with signs and go back to sleep in our beds let them feel afraid to direct action to force social change. they know they risk prison if they're caught destroying property or attacking police but like a great many of those who vent their rage like this they seem convinced that as things stand now they have little to lose. the
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model if the idea is for the political elite to take notice of the demands of the people here well this tactic has worked but it's come at a tremendous price for the nation the economy is sliding and inching its way toward recession unemployment is expected to reach 10 percent because of the continuing upheaval here in the country many people are losing their jobs and on thursday night at least 70 businesses were burned and looted in various parts of the country so there is a sense of anarchy at the same time and nobody really knows what it's going to take to make it stop. listen human as a latin america editor in santiago thank you we move on to colombia now labor unions and student leaders urged people to return to the streets again on friday after at least 3 protesters were killed the day before the defense minister says the circumstances surrounding the deaths are being investigated police have used
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tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters and possibly the main square in the capital where with alessandro. in bogota bring us up to date on the. wellcome. confrontations continue behind me close to some of the protesters are still confronting the police there we hear explosions tear gas is still being thrown we had to move further into the neighborhood here in downtown. to be away from from the trouble. people were gathering and were peacefully holding a demonstration in plus i believe a couple of hours ago holding pots and pans hitting them demanding the resignation of president to even do care but again it was an absolutely peaceful
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demonstration when the police all of a sudden attacked. tear gas starting to push the people outside the plaza people started moving to the streets surrounding the plaza and some of them were hit by rubber bullets. shot by soldiers on the sides of the streets it was totally unexpected that the protesters don't understand what may have pushed the police to respond to what was a peaceful demonstration the way it has been another day of confrontations in here in the capital. many of the demonstrations have been spontaneous most of them around transit system the bus stations especially in the north and the south of the country and the mayor and now that there will be a curfew starting in 2 hours at 8 pm local time in at least 3
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main districts the city we've also heard rumors that curfew could be extended to the entire city but we haven't been able to confirm it yet. well thank you for those up. yeti in bogota and now bolivia where the interim government has filed a lawsuit against the former president evo morales accusing him of sedition and terrorism has been calling on his supporters to maintain a blockade which is caused food and fuel shortages in. morale as resigned of course and fled to mexico on november 10th. excuse me following protests over last month's disputed presidential election at least 32 people have been killed in the violence since then and it's correspondent it's money and sunshine is in the latest from your mariana. it will come out as you were saying that
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the prosecutors here have filed this has launched this investigation against former president ever more dollars for charges on sedition and terrorism this after. the interior minister presented it to the press 2 days ago video of a conversation between. coca farmer leader and apparently what seems to be president former president in what i lose his voice it certainly seems it was calling for the blockade to continue and to not allow food to come into the capital left us this. to or minister. has also asked the prosecution to launch an investigation again as well against the former marine presidency minister for for talking to the press and saying that bolivia is turning into is into modern vietnam as he said and the saying that this
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is also this should also be. investigated to be charged with sedition and terrorism former president ever what it is has in fact responded to this from mexico where he's in exile saying that this is a set up and that the prosecutors instead should be focusing on. the deaths of 30 plus or 32 people who have died in the past few weeks in clashes with the police money on the on the political side of things this battle to call for elections i believe that discussing it in the congress now if you don't need information on the the actual negotiations. well what we know is the deal has been reached it's not official it hasn't been signed yet but a deal has been reached between all sides in congress there's been. debates
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in the past few days especially this morning were members of the supporters of the government were accusing members of the mosque party that were delaying this bill that needs to be signed now. the minister of the presidency who's the ana told us this morning that they were going to agree to all the demands including that of their a geisha and of. the supreme decree that is says that the police and the military will not be held accountable for whatever happens in the in the imposing security in the country which house of course made thousands of people furious in the streets of believe they have also demanded that all the government demands are that all. roadblocks be lifted to allow the passage of fuel and food into the capital and to other parts of the country and so the
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minister told us that they would agree to all demands now we know that an agreement a deal has been has been reached it will be most likely signed by the house of deputies later on and passed to the house of senate. on saturday late saturday and the process is that after that it goes back to the executive which launches or gets the ball rolling if you will to begin the call for elections which they hope will pacify the country we will still have to see how that plays out in the streets of bolivia. thank you. but south america will take you around the rest of the world at later in this news hour including this this president believes he is above the law beyond accountability. u.s. impeachment inquiry takes a break after
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a week of testimony president donald trump says he wants a senate trial if the house votes to impeach him. lebanon's leaders put on a show of unity on national day as the protesters call for real independence and in sports serbia out of the davis cup beaten by russia in the quarter finals in a match marred by controversy. in iraq's capital baghdad at least 4 people have been killed after security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters the killings takes the total number of deaths now since the demonstrations began in october to at least 330 demonstrators angry at what they say is widespread corruption and mass unemployment so manifold and reports now from baghdad. the victims from the night before had not yet been
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laid to rest when new clashes claimed more lives on friday protesters threw stones and petrol bombs toward security forces on bug that historic russia's street and breached a concrete barrier protecting iraq's central bank. security forces responded with tear gas and life ammunition many of the wounded were brought to makeshift hospitals like this one run by volunteer medics like many of her colleagues this doctor says she has been threatened for helping injured protesters and spoke on condition of anonymity and a young man energy today treated more than 15 people with my own hands their injuries are from my bullets and some have had wounds from being beaten with iron sticks we see between 150 and 200 injuries each day. one of those killed last night was 27 year old ahmed haitham a volunteer medic he was shot in the neck when he tried to treat injured protesters
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dozens gathered for his funeral in tahrir square to bid a final goodbye heartbroken over another young life lost seething with anger at those responsible. he didn't carry anything not a flying just bandages and he was treating the injuries he wasn't a threat to anyone he's not throwing stones he's not using a sling shot shame on you i did. resign now and yet the prime minister appears intent to remain in office as the casualties rise so does the determination of the protesters to keep going friday's killings are further fueling anger at the iraq government parliament is due to discuss important reforms including a new election law on saturday but demonstrators are not convinced they remain adamant in their demands for the government to step down soon one of 14 al-jazeera . iran's judiciary chief hemraj see has warned protesters about the
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consequences of their actions so. those who in recent days misused the atmosphere and the people's demands and concerns instigated riots in the society created insecurity made the hearts of women and children tremble and attacked public property and looted people's belongings they and their masters must know that a harsh punishment is awaiting them. well the u.s. had imposed sanctions on iran's information minister mohammed romney has been accused of wide scale internet censorship washington announced the move on its treasury web size that tries to pressure to restore the internet iran imposed a 5 day long blackout to quell nationwide protests against fuel hikes but 100 key figures leading the protests have been arrested now the united nations envoy for yemen has told the u.n. security council that the number of ass strikes by the saudi led coalition has dropped dramatically in just the past 2 weeks martin griffiths says the reduction
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in violence could possibly pave the way for an end to the conflict diplomatic editor genspace reports now from u.n. headquarters in new york the u.n. has long described yemen as the country with the worst humanitarian situation all the earth but the regular security council meeting the 1st positive news for months . in the last 2 weeks the rage of that war has dramatically reduced there were reportedly almost 80 percent fewer strikes nationwide then in the 2 weeks prior and i realize these are short periods but nonetheless it is striking and in recent weeks there have been entire 48 hour periods without air strikes at all the 1st time since the conflict began we call this the escalation a reduction in the tempo of the war and perhaps we hope
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a move towards an overall cease fire in yemen. the current president of the u.n. security council had this reaction there was lots of interest in deescalation in yemen and then the council once again we offend it's very strong support from marching 50 says efforts to pave the way for the yemeni parties as i said to come together in this inclusive process it's believed the developments follow back channel talks involving the u.k. and oman the plan now is to get the 2 sides the yemeni government together for fresh talks the last time that happened was almost a year ago in stockholm when they came up with an agreement on the port of the data it's an agreement that still hasn't been fully implemented james al-jazeera at the united nations. president trump has met executives from the cigarette industry and public health advocates that the white house he is considering
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a federal ban on flavored cigarettes in september trump said he wanted to ban every flavor except tobacco but during the meeting he raised concerns over unregulated to cigarettes which are flooding the market if the band took place well this is a very big. very complex. probably a little bit less complex than some people think but i'm here to listen to the conclusion. well when trump initially announced a ban on most very pink products as they known it caused damage to business and selling them gabriel is under reports now from gaithersburg maryland. a man in a cowboy hat relaxing in the countryside with a cigarette dangling from his lips that's all smoking was portrayed back in the 1960 s. in a commercial for barbara's cigarettes highlighting the taste of a cigarette the comic add ins with the words come to where the flavor is more than
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50 years later smoking has changed a lot to bacco users can now smoke through electronic devices it's called beeping and according to the world health organization 41000000 people do it at vapor worldwide in maryland a store that sells all things babying that means business was good with record sales thanks to more than 100 customers a day but that all changed quickly and now we can be as low as 30 to about 60 on the i haven't seen more than 62 people in one day since september 11th that's the day president donald trump announced he was considering banning some forms of a ping response to several high profile deaths attributed to it at issue is the flavored electronic they being liquid that makes up the different flavors that makes it so popular this is what trump is considering banning here at this baby shop they sell hundreds of different kinds of flavors of the liquid there's
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blueberry banana mango iced berries lemon just to name a few eric the owner says that the perception that this is dangerous is simply wrong when we read the headlines that people are dying from east cigarettes invade that connotates that they're dying from this from vaporing nicotine liquids nicotine liquids that are regulated by the f.d.a. we know what's inside here but the black market courts are what. has killed people made them sick so that to me is the biggest misconception but some health advocates in the us disagree and are encouraging trump to ban being the american lung association knows that the only thing anyone should inhale into their lungs is clean air and tragically we've had misperceptions and misconceptions coming from the cigarette industry official advice in places like the u.k.
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remains that babying is much safer than smoking regular cigarettes but the future of the isa great industry in the u.s. is now in the hands of president trump gabriels rondo al-jazeera gaithersburg maryland marcus pleasure is with us now from charlotte north carolina chief medical officer for the association of state and territorial health officials this is an organization representing public health agencies well everywhere isn't it because 50 us states they see 5 u.s. territories so you're covering the laws if i could ask your opinion 1st of all as a chief medical officer the health story here what is your view on whether vaporing is quote unquote safe or not oh well we're very concerned and i think what you saw in the in the meeting with president trump today is that i think the medical and public health community are pretty well united that very thing is not safe and we really don't have much information about it particularly
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adults but we know as a fact that it's not safe in kids and that's really what a lot of the focus of these conversations have been about we're seeing huge increases in the use of a ping products by kids and we know that those products can have significant health effects for them and so a president trump said i want to ban them all and then he stepped back a bit and says ok i'm going to listen is this a case of of of you know big corporate pressure coming down on him what's the interest in him for backing down. well we don't know and you know all we've heard is reports that he's backing down we've not actually heard that from him or from the administration so those of us in the public health and health care community are very helpful that he's going to that the administration is going to stand strong on this and that they're going to do the going to go ahead left the food and drug administration do what they're able to do by law and that is ban these products and inforce those bands or what about regulation how would you feel
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saying you know you obviously concerned about young people getting involved and you know a reporter with say what was a blueberry banana and mango flavors intellectual sounds very nice how would you suggest it's better regulated well we believe that there should be a complete ban on the flavors that are and electronic cigarettes upset except for the tobacco flavor that's in them we we know i mean the science tells us the data tell us that's what's drawing kids to electronic cigarettes it's these for the flavors meant and menthol so the thing that's been being talked about and what president trump came forward with back in september was that he was going to have he was going to enforce a he's going to put into place a complete ban on those levers that means that companies can't manufacture and sell cigarettes that have those flavors and the thing which has always struck me about a cigarette sort of a ping is just how quickly it grew it was sort of a thing you heard of occasionally and you might see a few people with them and then it grew very very quickly didn't it.
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yeah well you know these are very very compelling and sophisticated high tech products that kids use to vapor and then you have these flavors like you just went through them on the program earlier you know bubble issue pineapple these are things that appeal to kids so it's it's not that surprising actually that you get a high tech gadget and then all these fruity flavors that's that's very very attractive to kids fascinating stuff marcus pleasure joining us from north carolina thank you for that. staying in the u.s. and president trump says he wants a trial in the republican controlled senate if he is impeached by the house of representatives in an interview with fox news he defended using his private lawyer rudy giuliani to work on ukraine policy calling him quote
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a great crime fighter the house intelligence committee has wrapped up its 2nd week of impeachment hearings looking into accusations that trump pressured ukraine to investigate his political rivals there was no due brother says you can't have lawyers we couldn't have any witnesses we want to go to whistleblowers but you know what i want is the 1st witness because frankly i want to trial you know i could take i could have it you want to try whatever i want oh i would let you look number one they should never ever impeached. more from a white house correspondent kimberly. all explain 1st of all why he was at trial is because it's controlled in the senate by republicans members of his own party but the other reason all this you heard the president say off the top there no due process he feels that this has been a politically partisan process up to this point controlled by the democrats the opposition and as a result he feels that he would get a fair shake if this were to go to the senate essentially you heard in his own
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words there that he believes in a century that he wouldn't be so that's the goal here the president is trying and already campaigning for reelection but it is going to be a challenge because we have heard very clear cut arguments that the president abused allegedly his political powers in order to seek an investigation on a political rival but what didn't seem to happen is minds being changed so well the republicans don't have the votes in the house of representatives to avoid that impeachment vote what they do have are the numbers in the senate to see that the president is not removed from office that's what donald trump is counting on also during that fox news interview president trump took credit for the security of hong kong saying it would have been destroyed by the chinese the if it wasn't for his mediation the reward for me on coming would have been almost literally did in 14 minutes do you get a 1000000 soldiers standing outside of their own going in only because i ask him
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please don't do that you'll be making a big mistake it's going to have a tremendous negative impact on the trade deal. still ahead here on out to syria and the nicholas hall to be soured what law enforcement agency describe as a force an army the state in africa find out that this is effecting on the presidential palace. and unspoiled we'll look at our world number 2 rory mcilroy went from triumph to disaster the world to a championships in dubai. hello again it's good to have you back well across united states we are watching one weather system coming up the eastern seaboard that's going to cause a lot of problems in terms of rain as well as snow over the next few days here on
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saturday the system's going to bring some rain down here towards atlanta up towards the north and the higher elevations that is going to be some snow just to the west of washington d.c. that we're expecting to see about 9 degrees as your forecast high there but then as we go from saturday to sunday the system really gains intensity as it makes its way closer to new york city but up here towards new england it is going to be the snow there wind will be a problem as well so for new york expect to see rain as well as some very gusty winds by the time we get towards sunday but on monday the winds die down and we're going to see some sun and your forecast there well cross much of the caribbean really not looking too bad here on the forecast maps saturday some scattered showers and scattered clouds nothing too heavy as we go towards sunday as well have bene though it is going to be quite a nice day for you with a temperature of $29.00 degrees and for rio de janeiro well those storms are still in the forecast about 30 degrees as your forecast high there but then as we go towards saturday and into sunday the storms continue move a little bit more towards the north you can drop down to 23 and what is that is
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there simulating what happens when an elephant cause life to conflict on al-jazeera . here on the news hour here at al-jazeera these are our top stories this hour police in colombia have used tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters in. the main square in the capital the president has now ordered a curfew in bogota. then in bolivia interim government the interim government has filed a lawsuit against former president evo morales accusing him of sedition and terrorism has been calling on his supporters to maintain
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a blockade which is caused food and. shortages in the ponds. and still in south america this is chilly protest event of the 2nd month the defense minister alberto spinner is dismissing concerns over the use of excessive force against demonstrators he says soldiers who were deployed for 9 days during a state of emergency were professional and disciplined. to a vote that has been 20 years in the making on saturday people from the pacific island of bergenfield will take part in the long awaited referendum deciding whether they should become the world's newest nation it's the culmination of a lengthy peace process which ended a decade decade long civil war which cost thousands of lives but we're going to talk to kieffer about this she is joining us from the wonderfully named potato point in new south wales australia and marries a non resident fellow at the lowy institute so i guess for people who are unaware we should point out it's currently an autonomous region of papua new guinea how
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long has the idea of independence for bogun ville been around is this a long held historical thing. in in 2 parts really. the the idea of the rector end i'm seeking the people's views on whether or not they wanted to be independent is part of the formal peace agreement which was signed in 2001 and that pace agreement took several years to be negotiated conflict probably started around stopped around about $9097.00 so you can see it it took about 4 years to get to that peace agreement and independence was one of the 3 cheap pillas that agreement prior to that there had been a great desire placed some leaders of both convivial even before popular new guinea became independent itself there was
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a stirring sort of movement for both of them to be quite separate from puppy new guinea well i'm just looking at an article which iversen where you've said that the question they're being asked is it's not so much yes or no it's do you want greater autonomy or do you want independence now if people go for that option or a majority go for that option of independence what happens then is it cut and dried or does it have to go back to the papa new guinea government for there in a ratification. it certainly does that that was also specified in the peace agreement that the referendum would be held and then the results of that referendum would be ratified by the government of p. and j. of the parliament of p. and g. i should say him but even the all that stamp so up to the referendum and before ratification whatever the result is there is to be consultation between the autonomous government of broken hill and the element of p. and j.
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the argument as it always is with independence and i'm thinking even you know when for example scotland voted whether it wanted to split from the u.k. and other such ones it's about whether they can handle it or not whether they can do it economically whether they can stand on their own 2 feet in your view 10 bergenfield say that not at the moment no it needs to tarry times the size of its budgets that it currently has to found what it needs to to finance as as an independent country now on top of that all of the current budget it has which is only about $68000000.00 straight in dollars so if you like around. $45000000.00 u.s. dollars all of that only 13 percent is still it's too locally so they've got a low wage to to go before they're financially independent much less politically
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independent i'm area keep talking bosun will fail with us i'm glad we could talk to enter a you know under reported part of the world and i'm glad you could talk to us about it my pleasure. now candidates think you need to solve the presidential election holding their final rallies ahead of sunday's vote the incumbent president. is running against 11 candidates including 2 of the prime ministers he fought head when he was in office last month prime minister aristide as gomez refused to step down when the president fired him it led to a political crisis until doesn't itself back down under pressure from the international community is a complicated one we've got nicolas talk in the capital besotted to talk us through it just bring us up to date 1st of all nicholas with preparations for the. welcome all the campaign is officially over in just 15 minutes time in this has
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been quite a political campaign full of drama and all started as you mentioned in your intro with the the president dismissing as prime minister but then him refusing to step down and then west african forces that are present here a stabilizing force sending extra extra troops in order to ensure that the prime minister can do his job the president. really corner he's the he's his mandate drowned out in june the west african heads of state allowed him to stay despite him delaying elections so he's seen as a divisive figure but during this campaign he presented himself as the man that will bring the country to work and there are real a pressing issues here kemal i'm standing mean it's the middle of the night but i'm standing right next to the parliament building and for the last couple of years there has been no laws voted no budgets approved and the international community
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has been with drawing its aid to a country where most people live on less than $2.00 a day so lots of pressing issues here in this election 11 candidates nicolas that is a pretty large field you wonder about the well with that being so much controversy anyway you know a real splintering of the voters. yes that there is quite a large field but that's choo choo in essence too it's a good fit good thing for getting into proves that it has a vibrant democracy because for the past week we've been following this presidential campaign and and this country has come under a lot of criticism you know law enforcement agencies like the american d.a. describes it as the 1st norco state in africa lots of analysts describe it as a failed state but what we've seen in the past week is people coming out to these campaign rallies listening she would be scanned to date and there has been no
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violence despite the political instability and the presence of. east and west african troops and the fear of course of the military wanting to take over power so what was interesting throughout this campaign is that we saw a lot of young people going out really trying to ensure that they will have their voices heard and they are the majority of the voter in this in this electorate out of the 760000 people that will come out to vote on sunday the vast majority of them are 1st time voters and there are real pressing issues as i mentioned because there's been no laws and budget voted in parliament that means that teachers haven't been paid nurses haven't been paid and so for the past year schools haven't been running the the hospitals that we've visited are really in a terrible state and so many young people here want to see these institutions
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jump back into action they're waiting for a candidate not just to bring back political stability but really bring back the government back into function. it was talking to the south thank you. turkey's government is offering a $700000.00 reward for the capture of an exiled palestinian leader it says was involved in an attempted coup ankara has placed mohamed the. most wanted list it accuses him of having links with the u.a.e. spy network and channeling funds to the outlawed good honest movement the one was a former security official in the palestinian government before being exiled in 2011 thousands of algerians marched through the capital r.g.s. on friday calling for the nation's december 12 election to be canceled the frequency of these demonstrations is on the rise just 3 weeks now until the presidential poll in response authorities appear to be making more arrests protesters say the vote can't be free or fair while the military and senior
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officials from the old god retain power. israel's prime minister says he won't be stepping down after being charged with corruption offenses benjamin netanyahu has criticized investigators calling his indictment an attempted coup eternal general charge netanyahu with bribery fraud and breach of trust in 3 different cases as reporter mary forces in western. israel's president says his country is going through harsh and dark days hard to detect perhaps in the autumn sunshine in west jerusalem but talk to a few of those making the most of it in the shadow of this political crisis is never far away the country has to be skewered it carefully and responsibly and we know you no one questions how responsible that stewardship is going to be in the coming months here for the 1st time a sitting israeli prime minister has been indicted for crimes he's alleged to have carried out while in office but there are still plenty of israelis who agree with
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him that the case is politically motivated they don't like trump. that they're going to get him just as the same thing with with bibi a lot people have enough of him where he's been there long enough that's it i'm not saying he is innocent not saying is guilty in a sense israelis have got used over many months to the details of these indictments the case has been set out at some length so to they've got used to netanyahu repeated attacks against the media and the legal establishment nonetheless what happened on thursday night was particularly stark and it sent a political shockwave through this country and through a system already stressed to breaking point no functioning government the prospect of a 3rd election and a prime minister attacking the legal establishment as he fights to stay in office a guy like you know him as one limiting the polluted investigation against me erodes the public faith in the system they should worry every citizen we have to put an end to this israeli newspapers have featured editorials urging netanyahu to resign for the good of the country some calling on senior members of his own likud
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party to engineer it it's not a big chance or a big possibility but there might be some cracks within likud or cracks in the $55.00 bloc of the right maybe because the indictment now is final maybe there will be some cracks there this this could be the political influence of this indictment what's clear is that netanyahu intends to fight off all challenges to his position be they legal or political and if there's one thing he's learned in his decades in israeli politics it's how to survive are a force that al-jazeera west jerusalem. this is calling the united kingdom and illegal colonial occupiers that's after the u.k. ignored a deadline to return the islands british foreign and commonwealth office insists the u.k. has every right to keep the islands the un gave britain 6 months to give the archipelago back to marriages but britain kept the islands after mercians gained its independence then in the 1970 s. it forced the people living there to leave so the us could build an air base.
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opposition protesters in several cities in georgia who attempted to shut down state buildings with padlocks and chains after more than a week of angry demonstrations over parliament's failure to approve planned electoral reforms the opposition is now coming together with new tactics to keep the government under pressure were forced to walk a reports now from tbilisi. another day of pop-up protests in tbilisi this one outside the interior ministry to force your thirty's into a confrontation with the opposition. this week activists looking to parliament for failing to reform the electoral system was sentenced that tbilisi city court to short prison terms irakli spoke to us before being jailed for 13 days. we're just. because they haven't any evidence and they can't threaten us with violence we'll continue to protest from prison or on the streets until we keep this
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probe russian regime out of that country. but not everyone sympathizes a passer by because directly his opposition party was once in power it still has enemies polls suggest georgians have lost faith in politicians from across the spectrum but the public does approve of democratic reforms a recent national democratic institute poll found that most georgians support the plan to introduce believe proportional representation in elections that's why opposition parties united after the government renee gets on its promise to change the electoral code the governing party is unapologetic a final say forward to constitutional amendments and legislative amendments is up to the parliament of georgia and if citizens dislike this decision of the parliament i am sure they will they will put their positions
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next election saying 2020. 2 which is opposition wants to say now. this is a new tactic by opposition activists making lots of noise creating excitement raising attention popping up in different places around the city to show their governments that they're not going to go any way to get it continue to put pressure on them. that decision not to allow electoral reform to go ahead. i think the government insists nothing will change and that the opposition will have to take care to avoid breaking the criminal code and finding themselves behind bars. al-jazeera to these. sports coming up here on the news hour and a bizarre u. turn marathoner returns to coach the team quit. 2 days ago far will have those details in
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a moment. thanks
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very much you know about djokovic is serbia team had been controversially knocked out of the davis cup tennis tournament they were beaten by russia in the quarter finals in madrid on friday the best of 3 matches came down to the deciding doubles steppers boiled over in the 2nd set when jock of h. and his partner viktor troicki held a play for 3 minutes arguing with the umpire over a late call jock which then smashed a ball into the stands after losing
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a service game the match eventually going to a 3rd and final sat sarah parry actually had 3 match points but couldn't take advantage russian team of rib lab and catch and off going on to win 2 sets to one to take their place in the last 4 of course it hurts it hurts is really badly me personally as well. there's not much to say you know these kind of matches. happen one soon maybe forever and. that's it i mean it's the season is done and we're turning the next page next morning is going to be different. meanwhile 3 time wimbledon champion boris becker current inspired to victory against great britain and their quarterfinal by the former wimbledon champion andy murray was absent for team g.b. through injury but they didn't miss him as kyle admin here won the opening match against germany's feeling for schreiber going straight sabs later damn evans won
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the 2nd singles rubber to complete a 2 nothing win for britain to reach the davis cup sami's for the 1st time since 2016. world governing body of athletics has suspended the reinstatement process for russia as it awaits the outcome of an investigation into the country's athletics federation the athletics integrity unit suspended federation president dmitri schlozman and several others on thursday for breaching anti-doping rules they've been charged with various the fences linked to an investigation into a high jumper daniella sankoh which the officials are accused of obstructing federation has been suspended since 2015 over a doping scandal but had hoped to be reinstated before the 2020 alleged picks want to express it in session co says the suspensions were the right decision the russian federation also wrist being expelled from world athletics altogether so we will get through this process and i'm sorry yes you know nobody would want to be
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dealing with this but i'm afraid you know so much of the work of the a.r.u. as helped us safe god protect big chunks of our sport that we need to deal with with relegate factions like this. now the man credited with inventing the modern snowboard has died at the age of 65 american james burton carpenter quit his job in 1987 and founded burton snowboards his vision of riding a surfboard on snow helped propel the sport into the mainstream he died from complications linked to cancer burton came up with the snowboard design after using something called a snare for which was the predecessor to the modern board and initially as companies struggled as the new snowboards were banned from ski resorts that all changed in 1982 when they held their 1st competition that in 1098 snowboarding became an olympic sport when they appeared at the nagen
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a winter games since then the sport has gone from strength to strength the industry is now worth a $1000000000.00 globally in fact over the last decade 25 percent of all visitors to mountain resorts in the u.s. were snowboarders golf world number 2 were had a dismal day in dubai after a stellar opening round the northern irishman has slipped down to 5th of the season ending world tour championship meanwhile france's michael runs a vera carded a 3 under 69 to extend his lead to 3 shots up to date 2. in contrast mcelroy never recovered from a double bogey on the 6th he finished with a 7410 shots worse than his opening round of europe's newest football nation kosovo must win 2 way matches to qualify for next year's european championships kosovo have been drawn against north macedonia in their playoff semifinal the country only gained official recognition from european football's
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governing body in 2016 and total 4 places at euro 2020 are up for grabs through these playoffs all the semi's will be played next march. did he get married on his back as coach of argentina team him naisi after quitting only 2 days ago the 56 year old announced he's returning to the side on social media mary donna said he made the decision after both parties had finally cheap political unity in the club argent his world cup winning legend talk the manager's job back in september. the new formerly season has got underway in the saudi capital riyadh for the 1st time all 4 of germany's major car manufacturers audi porsche mercedes and b.m.w. are competing in the same championship however it was another team who were celebrating at the end of the race british driver sam byrd from envision virgin racing winning had to push on during the mater still call it that during and his mercedes i want to boxing's all time greats floyd mayweather has announced plans to come out of retirement next year but to do why isn't exactly clear the 42 year old
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says he's in talks with ultimate fighting championship boss danny white but he's never previously contested u.f.c. babs. and that is all your support for now more later. thank you finally the launch of tesla's futuristic new electric pickup truck didn't go as planned it was an ambitious demonstration of its gloss in front of c.e.o. of a look. they call it the cyber truck it drew gasps of astonishment as it rolls on to stage the unconventional looking there but the audience's expectations were literally shattered when the gloss was put to the tests. i'm hoping we'll actually get to see this here you know what we're not going to we're going to show you later what we call a tease keep coming back.
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in china cancer drugs can be pretty bit of leeks pensive some desperate patients travel to india to buy cheap generic versions but what cost one a when a's to follows those smuggling to survive on al-jazeera. from ancient emperors to communist leaders. age old philosophies and the rule of order remain central to the world's oldest living civilization. in a 2 part series the big picture charts the rise of
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a 21st century superpower and examines the challenges it now faces from the outside and from within the china complex coming soon on out easier. 50 years ago britain forcibly removed the inhabitants of this tropical haven and leased it to the u.s. military. for 5 decades geragos islanders have preserved their culture in exile and they're now escalating their struggle to return home. but their fate still lies in the hands of their colonisers. another paradise i witnessed a documentary on a. al-jazeera
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. where ever your. massive crowds gather again in chile to protest against the government for a 2nd my. pleasure joe however when i'm come out santa maria with the wild news from al-jazeera. they have been chaotic scenes in colombia as well as riot police move in to break up crowds in the capital. and millions prepared to vote in hong kong in one of the most significant elections in decades.


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