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120 pages of records and in the process mobilizes her community as long as people are going to talk then there is no check against the feeling of being watched on al-jazeera. al-jazeera. hello i'm barbara sarah this is the al-jazeera news hour live from london thank you for joining us coming up in the next 60 minutes. on the protesters the fire curfew in the d.r. c n target u.n. peacekeepers for a 2nd day saying they failed to protect them. as anti-government protests continue in lebanon caretaker prime minister saad hariri says he doesn't want to
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leave the next government. at least 20 people are killed and hundreds injured as albania suffers its worst earthquake in decades all. pan facing had calls from protesters and criticism from the chief rabbi but the u.k.'s opposition leader insists there is no place for anti semitism in his party. along with the sports where the 24th arabian gulf cop has kicked off in this year's edition having extra political significance for the blockading nations of saudi arabia bahrain and the u.a.e. only. crowds of people accusing un peacekeepers of failing to protect them from rebel attacks are still out on the streets in eastern democratic republic of congo there are defined. a curfew imposed after a 2nd day of protests there has been
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a standoff between hundreds of protesters and un forces just outside the town of benny 2 people were killed on tuesday one as protesters tried to march towards an airport where the peacekeepers of based people are angry at u.n. forces saying that they failed to protect them from an increasing number of attacks by rebel groups in the area 4 people were killed on monday as protesters attacked the u.n. compounds and set fire to the town hall the violence has forced the world health organization to pull almost a 3rd of its staff from benny in the middle of an ebola outbreak the w.h.o. warns the instability will most certainly lead to an increase in cases alexy o'brien has more. around 18000 u.n. peacekeepers are in the democratic republic of congo to protect civilians from attacks by rebel fighters. but some civilians went on the attack themselves at a un compound in north kivu province on monday accusing peacekeepers of failing to
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fulfill their mandate un support. but we never see the place. where what we were. just there young. peacekeepers guarded what's left of their base in the eastern city of benny while a 2nd compound nearby became tuesday's target we've come here today to see if these u.n. people are still here we will be in it again and more places specifically the movie base. it was too dangerous to film near the movie base as an angry mob confronted u.n. forces and congolese troops. go as it's known is the biggest peacekeeping mission in the world it's been in the diaz say for the past 20 years and protesters say that's long enough for the u.n. to have defeated various rebel groups active near the border with uganda including the allied democratic forces or i.d.f.
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accused of widespread atrocities as they fight for control of the mineral rich region in that is it incredible it is legitimate for people to wonder why this peacekeeping force persists in the d.r. see we've had good successes but now it's time to sit down and talk honestly about what could be done better because cannot stay in the d.r. see forever oh this latest ngo was triggered on saturday after 8 people were killed in attacks blamed on rebels the race to spread to nearby batam bowl and goma the regional capital the un says it's working around the clock to battle the i.d.f. and has stepped up patrols with the congolese army in the dense forests around we are operating in a very very good. cult environment and now having the protesters blocking our compounds rocking our movements and preventing us from going out and doing our work this will only be the situation the un waste is forced the world health
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organization to pull almost a 3rd of its staff from pinney doctors struggling to contain and now the ebola outbreak the w.h.o. war instability almost lead to an increase in a bowl of patients elixir brian al jazeera. well as a rogue he is the head of the united nations stabilization mission in that the r.c. she says the mission is often used as a scapegoat for the region's problems when you put in a in a new mandate that you have an offensive mandate then people expect you to finish the enemy but it's not easy to finish the enemy because you are dealing with an air terrorist group using. a very sick and terrorist act attacking civilians in the middle of the night so whatsoever you do and all people are trying their best they come out they are patrolling there are security there boiler response they are working to protect our civilian protect civilian people the many
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people that we protect you never ever heard about this because this it will not make the head that the headlines were protests against the peacekeeping mission of also broken out in the city of goma catherine soy is there. the situation is still extremely tense in benny and temple richie's a neighboring city in the temple we're told protesters banged a u.n. vehicle in a government office in many angry young men on the street all morning through the afternoon they were trying to get to a military base that is very close to the airport it's also a major logistics hub but there were appalled by. soldiers there is also a lot of concern about what's going to happen on wednesday because there's going to be a barrel of one of the question killed on saturday who was very popular and one
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of the organizers of the protest was shot dead by a police officer who. was killed on the same day pam world so there's concern that his burial is going to just escalate the tensions artist of the game going in march around a few of. these bodies still a tribute thank you erin go ma there was also protest this morning protestors were trying to get to another u.n. base but then they were repulsed by police it's important to note that the president believes she's to katie on monday authorized a joint military offensive a joint military operation by the un and the government against a.d.f. rebels but this doesn't seem to really appeal to protest as they say look the u.n. has been here for so long they're not protecting us we don't need them they're also saying that government. the government soldiers really are not organized that's why this this rebels even with an offensive going on coming back to the villages and
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killing them so brutally. well benedict and joe cole is a historian and coordinator of the bayless civil liberties movement she joins us now over skype from geneva madame thank you so much for joining us here on al-jazeera a little earlier we heard from the head of the u.n. stabilization mission in that the arceo she was saying is that the u.n. is trying its best but often the mission is used as a sort of scapegoat for the region's problems what do you make of that statement in relation of course to the protests that we have been seeing against the u.n. . well i think we have that i'm a nurse co are just forget the history of the presence of the u.n. in the congo if we think about the u.n. and displaced and so we need to the bank to almost 59 years that the u.n. has been working in the congo because there were problems in the country and i
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think that if we take that into perspective we can of course question the utility of this organization because what we have seen the late in the last 20 years now is that people are are still dying and this war that is happening in the congo has caused already more than 8000000 deaths so maybe are the response that the u.n. is giving to that situation is not an appropriate one and i think that maybe she should think about died before saying that when the protect people it doesn't make the headlines we have been hearing of these behavior of the of the musical already when we had massacres in key orange or years ago where they were just standing near about like when people were were killed in the village and a didn't move so i understand. that people now are protesting
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because we all questioned the utility of our than our organization in the congo do you think that there is anything now obviously mentioned some things they could have done but anything that the u.n. could do now to change its approach and especially at to quell the protests but i think that the u.n. should start not to say the truth about what is happening in the congo everybody speaks about the congo now as a post conflict a country which is not i mean the ward at the country has been facing is a low intensity war but at her that has been lasting now for 2. 20 years and nobody wants to talk about these war not want nor nobody wants to talk about the people who are greasing the country i mean everybody is speaking for instance about the idea these people normally are from uganda this is what it said and nobody asked themselves why people who are rebels are not attacking
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a country like uganda and are attacking people are in the congo so i think that it is about time that we will speak about the fact that we are facing a war in that country and nothing can be done if we don't take that into account in order to get better answers to what is happening because this is not just about having rebels here and there this is a country that is attacked by his neighbors would wonder in particular but until now we didn't have any. any message or maybe our will on the part of the un to tackle the problem with that perspective the u.n. itself the incident reduced to record which is the met met in report and this report showed what was happening in the congo short for instance that the chain of command of all those militias that we are finding in in the congo at this moment that i'm in the chain of command is situated in kigali rwanda and so why do you
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when who produces itself. report like the the met being report won't use it in order to give better unsearched to the situation that people are facing on the ground but are they can jocko coordinator of the yeah by villa civil liberties movement madam thank you for sharing your views with us thank you thank you. well elsewhere in the democratic republic of congo at least 45 people have been killed overnight by severe flooding torrential rain hit the capital kinshasa causing landslides while floodwaters swept through homes rescue workers are continuing to search for bodies severe flooding has affected much of central africa with hundreds of thousands of humanitarian aid 'd 'd. iraqi officials say 5 people have been killed and 13 others wounded in 3 separate explosions across baghdad it's not yet clear who was behind the attacks earlier on
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tuesday a protester was killed during clashes with security forces in the capital the demonstrator died after being hit in the face by. iraq has been by nearly 2 months of often violent protests so what a fault in is in baghdad and she says that since i saw his defeat in iraq attacks like this have been very unusual 3 separate explosions occurred around at around the same time at 8 pm local time 2 of them were motorcycle bombs and one of them was an improvised explosive device and these explosions occurred in 3 different neighborhoods in baghdad. in the north as well as the security forces are still investigating who may have been behind these explosions as well as what the motive could be so we don't have any information on that at the moment but what is important to say that since the defeat of the of eisel in iraq
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such explosions have gone down significantly in the capital budget that we haven't really seen many of these so it is quite unusual what is especially unusual is to see 3 of them go off at the same time in different areas of baghdad. demonstrations have also been continuing in southern iraq roads were blocked with burning tires of the city. at least 350 people have been killed and 15000 injured since the anti-government protests began 8 weeks ago. it's going to lebanon now with a caretaker prime minister saad hariri says he doesn't want to be part of any new government he was forced to resign last month after anti-government protests swept across the country then a hoarder reports. yet more turmoil and even more uncertainty in lebanon following 2 months of nationwide protests against the political establishment caretaker prime minister saddam had 80 who submitted his resignation
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a month ago has said he no longer wants to head a new government in a statement he said he is moving out of the way after those in power accused him of preventing a solution analysts say howdy may be maneuvering not only does he have international standing and support but he is the leader of the sunni community in lebanon. it was clear he didn't agree to the conditions and names the other camp insisted on there are certain faces he doesn't want in his government and he's insisting on an independent government and through his stances he's trying to regain popularity. how does this isn't followed 2 nights of violence supporters of the ruling elite in particular the parties i'm a little hezbollah are projected their strengths are the streets they drove through neighborhoods armed with metal rods and clubs resorting to violence in what appears to be an attempt to push a political agenda obviously the government is not willing to engage is not willing
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to listen to the to the people and this is why we are finding more and more pressure there on the process of finding one a more aggressive rhetorical and even their own people taking the streets to try to counterbalance to engage in a counter revolution kind of kind of approach. hezbollah has been defending the status quo the iranian backed group is worried that if it is left out of the government it would weaken its power protesters are demanding independent politicians govern until early elections. tensions are escalating sources close to the president say he will hold binding parliamentary consultations to nominate a new prime minister on thursday that could be a tactic to pressure how do you need to change his position or the ruling alliance may push ahead with what. it will be seen as a one sided government. such a government would risk being perceived as hezbollah controlled and could face sanctions from the u.s. which lists the group a terrorist organization it's a dangerous period without
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a deal that will satisfy all parties further violence is likely said of. beirut. well named joseph is a professor in international affairs and the plumas see at the notre dame university in beirut he joins us now via skype sir thank you for joining us here on al-jazeera so what do you make of the statement by the caretaker prime minister saad hariri do you think he is maneuvering so to speak trying to get more concessions for example at technocratic government or do you think he really means it. for several weeks now i miss that how do you have been made of metal but i think and i think the reason is that great the pressure that are being put on him by so i'll get it done so united states not to include hezbollah insists cabinet or in the next the forthcoming cabinet this is a primary reason so if there is a strong divide now it's a country between 2 and i asked as one and i was supporting the president michel on
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behind us and i asked is. hezbollah just because of parliament not being better. 'd segment of country and i don't and i asked putting missed that how do you meet along with mr something that were shouted out. on just a party and that is confrontation going on on a daily basis on the street as i just before we start that now our interview i was watching different the t.v. coverage from that in the starnes and in beirut to there where. in just the off. of i never many actually yeah a confrontation between us from under me and yeah and mountain town of also as it were a confrontation between the party of the president and stuff and i'm just part of
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the so is that it really is it is a good deal of tension and if the country it does does not go is that an action of forming a new cabinet to ease this tension all over the country we have going into a measure of dangerous discoloration over the next few years yeah we'll leave an extra few minutes the next few days you know when it's day service they provide it if sanctions go is that action of the new can something. to select a new prime minister and mr how do you know already said that he won't be the next prime minister but senate as a general. consensus. even among coalition joint hezbollah president obama so you want is a mistake how do you was in. the cabinet or someone designated or maybe meant by mr 'd and he already named it to individual. based upon a former minister government but he is 91 years old and he just today. said
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no i want to previously also another. minnesota from the city of look what it is of course also excuse that it was sent off that he accepted that he will be assessing me but i mean is that ok really is that it is a great deal of game i want competition well as a country and not only due to look at these what would you do 40 intervention and 40 pressures on. the use formula and there's such an exhibit i could just interrupt you there because you mentioned earlier that tensions are also starting to erupt on the streets between supporters of the various groups and it has to be said that so far by and large the protests that we've seen in lebanon have been quite peaceful but now even the security council is asking in all actors to conduct intensive national dialogue to maintain the peaceful character of the demonstrations do you
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think that the potential stray i suppose of violence erupting on the streets is putting more pressure on the politicians because we all know the politicians you know will have their own agendas they're all trying to come out on top one way or another but do you think this threat of violence escalating on the streets will be putting more pressure on their actions. yes what you're saying is correct. pressure on the politician so visual politicians in the country are mounting a jew it was increasing by the us just last night 2 people will appear lived on the road on the highway linking beirut was a source of global not jewel to their older plots being what it was so it's also been not talked a lot of people have been glued to most asian as a result of the confrontation and this is bound to escalate if singles do not go in
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that direction of the solution is the next few days the country will be on a dangerous downhill. slope so your doctor all of the measure of what addition a leader knows up and it will not be good for any or well it'll be interesting to see it will be interesting to see what actions are then taken one hopes will be taken over the next few days named joseph going to have to leave it there professor in international affairs in the plum a c. at the knot university in beirut sir thank you bill still to come on the al-jazeera news hour tens of thousands of people are affected by floods in kenya but rescuers are fighting landslides to get to the worst hit areas backing bibi supporters of israel's embattled prime minister rally as he faces corruption charges and then sports the shine goes off golden state's n.b.a. season as their winless streak continues.
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but 1st that these 21 people have been killed by an earthquake in albania the 6.4 magnitude tremor struck the capital tehran and cities in the west and north injuring more than 600 people this is the 2nd to hit the country in just 2 months and the heywood reports. the most powerful earthquake to hit albania in decades of one of its youngest victims reached too late by rescuers desperately searching for survivors in northern albania for those waiting for news these moments were simply unbearable. the earth shook while many people were still asleep but by day the full scale of the quakes impact was clear to say here are you ok you know throughout the early hours teams had scoured the rubble to find anyone trapped. by dawn heavy lifting equipment was moved into the worst affected areas. when the quake hit
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the lights went off we couldn't see anything everything fell apart and crumbled. even though i don't remember such a quake since 979 it's never occurred like this. some buildings were almost completely destroyed in the quake and hundreds of people were injured albania as prime minister visited a makeshift camp and to my to me. the quake left us on a shelter everything is destroyed flops windows everything and we cannot live there are you know. the 6.4 magnitude quake was felt far beyond albania's border the government has declared wednesday a day of mourning for the country's many victims and i would al-jazeera. well the coastal city of duress which is 36 kilometers from the capital was one of the areas that was worst hit johnson joins me there joins me from there so what is the
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situation now john. well there are ongoing rescue operations that collapsed buildings like this multi-story hotel you see behind me here one of 7 that just fell to the ground across the country this still had clients sleeping in it when it collapsed at least one is being searched for possibly more and as you can see if the camera zooms in a little on the wreckage the floors have simply collapsed in on each other so closely it's very hard to imagine anyone being pulled out of that space alive and these layers of flooring are being now peeled away like the layers of an onion you can see one wall being suspended aloft by a crane. the damage around this area is extensive i can't show this to you now but across the street there's an enormous hotel much bigger than this one that is simply fallen on its back it's listing it and so it's degree angle there's another
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hotel 200 yards away from here that sank 2 stories worth into the sand that it was built on because it didn't have proper foundations so i think the long term story after the death toll is completed and it will royce be on the $21.00 you've mentioned is that there's going to be a huge economic. it's on this area which lives off of tourism and there's going to be a lot of questions about why these buildings weren't properly built i guess i mean you paint quite a terrifying picture there and i guess it must make a lot of people very insecure about going back to their houses even if technically they're still standing so what are a lot of people doing tonight they considering going back to their homes. people have been afraid since an earthquake struck this very area back in august and it seems that this is the same full line that's active now and hundreds of families have now gone to the football stadium of the town of duress where the army is setting up tents for them but they would rather be the than inside buildings
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that haven't yet been checked by the municipality in order to be certified as secure for people to move back into they would rather be an open weather under the open sky but those are desperate circumstances to be in with small children they have nothing except a cotton turns and a blanket and of course the children won't be going to school this week there's very little to eat the state wasn't prepared for an emergency of this scale these people need help from the european union and from neighboring countries urgently and they do need to be told if the houses are not safe to go back into tomorrow or by the end of the week where they can go because they cannot stay here in the winter weather system john saltless with the latest there from doris one of the hardest hit towns from this earthquake john thank you. well 20 more still to come on the al-jazeera news hour including police fire water cannon in the center of
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tbilisi as protesters blockade georgia's parliament in a bid to get it to reform still underwater venice continues to suffer from from one of the worst flooding in the city has ever seen and in sports russia's doping problems could see them stripped of the opportunity to host major football games rahul will be here to explain. right well the south of france italy and greece of how to day all for more than a day off of the heavy rain that rain went through the gene in 2 words turkey and a ball garia whether it's the potential flash floods are seen the reports are just mean it's the end of it there's a big circulation here which is a sort of winter storm blog strong winds and heavy rain through southern britain
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northern france and still the potential for further heavy rain exists from the old nicely southwest of france and snow for the southern alps this is now a quiet spell of weather sounds really except the temperatures which of course have now come down to a more reasonable level for the time of year in the for take you into thursday the rains transgressed from italy into the adriatic it started to get a bit spouse the italian alps again it's a lot so far and the wind is eases temp is maybe in the low teens anywhere from spain up to northern france but more reasonable i suppose that of course some of that cloud does spin off we've 1st of all got showers for cross from libya maybe just touching north beach and going towards of the van and that's for wednesday and then possibly we'll see something develop further west on thursday the full cost more specifically still sunny for about 90 but it will crowd into reason here in the warmer than 22.
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welcome back here's a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera crowds of people are defying a curfew and instead the crashing republic of congo they're continuing to protest against peacekeepers they say haven't protected them from rebel attacks it's been another deadly day of clashes in baghdad one protester died but was hit by a probability and later in the day 5 people were killed and more injured in 3 explosions and lebanon's outgoing prime minister says he will not head to the next government saad hariri was still being considered even though he resigned last
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month in the face of protests. of 220000 people have been affected by flooding and landslides in northwestern kenya 65 people have died in the past 3 days relief teams have been slow to reach the area of west paul called with some roads and bridges cut off by heavy rain from there mohamed the reports. the primary school in korea has been tom into a makeshift come for victims of floods and landslides these people have never had much but now they've lost everything their homes crops livestock and positions it's the loss of loved ones that's most profound. 3 of devotee of capellas sons were killed when a torrent of mud and rocks serp their home away in the middle of the night when a student i don't know what to do my house is gone my children are dead i'm left with just my wife and children were injured in the street or the government is
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promising to help but no assistant can bring back my children at least 7000 canyon's have sought refuge here the school can barely accommodate all of them many told us that they spend the night in the cold there's a shortage of almost everything here light there joe in a touchy chocola the people identity need food clean water in tents they have no homes left with impassable roads are making that anybody of a difficult. the government has mobilized workers to rebuild bridges and sections of the road washed away by the floods it's a painstaking process slowed for the by the continuing torrential rain from the heels of the floodwaters continue to gush back at the company to coworkers or threaten the sick and the most common ailment that we've seen is a power a spirit or attractive picture which is basically associated with a call the place is a bit cold and also doing a lot of psychotherapy for their patients we have
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a number of psychological counsellors here and there being a lot of clinical psychology here with 4 more weeks of rainfall cause the government is trying hard to ensure the disaster of a pop and here is not repeat that anywhere else in the country government officials are now appealing to people living in flood and landslide prone areas to move to safer ground 6 shelter in schools and government buildings the torrential rain currently pounding kenya is uncommon for this time of the. experts blamed extreme weather on the ocean of africa been far warmer than usual causing more rain to fall here. in northwestern kenya. 13 french soldiers have been killed in mali after 2 helicopters collided during an operation on monday the troops were engaged in combat with rebel fighters when the accident happened in darkness overnight france send soldiers to mali in 2013 in an
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effort to drive back rebels from the region 38 french troops have been killed in the country france says it's still committed to the operation so. it's a dramatic accident francis position has not changed we are fighting terrorism with high quality soldiers often at the risk of their lives. thousands of palestinians in gaza and the occupied west bank have been rallying against the u.s. decision to recognize israeli settlements as legal. israeli forces fire tear gas and stun grenades of the demonstrators who threw stones at the soldiers during the so-called day of rage the palestinian red crescent says 63 people have been injured last week israel welcomed the u.s. decision to append 4 decades of american policy on israeli settlements the un and
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many other countries have said that they will continue to consider settlements illegal and the obstacle to peace even abraham was of those protests in her body in the occupied west bank. just as i have turned up here today near the legal israeli settlement. in what is known here as a day of rage they are protesting what they say is the american shift of policy last monday by u.s. secretary of states white has said the baby was no longer considers israeli settlements a violation of international law i will and that i would have it's a call for palestinians to unite we want to show the israeli occupation that we stayed here and proceed injuring confrontations the protests have started in the sometimes of towns across the occupied west bank the palestinian authority urged people to take the streets. am public institutions were given. the remarks by the u.s.
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administration with the consuming jerusalem or israeli settlements are widely denounced by all sectors and palestinians earlier as 36 year old palestinian family of a gag has passed away in israeli custody he's been sick with cancer and was not allowed to spend his final days with his family sami is the 5th palestinian to die in israeli custody since january although the calls for both those were to me before him the way his. it's sort of the to me the scene is very important and high on the palestinians and up. meanwhile supporters of embattled israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu are rallying in tel aviv this comes after he was indicted on corruption charges on thursday the public protest was called for by israel's ruling likud the party he denies any wrongdoing and as described the charges as an attempted coup in one town is that that protest in tel aviv. is the 1st the counter to what you. think the other thing. is going to listen to what is
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going to start changing and that's you know you just know just as the cool thing there is the letter. to her through her and. they say the charges against you know there's some political basically to and they're doing this as well and they say that this is that against their will go there on the roads this is a divided country understood by ministers the latest polls suggest that the bulk of them would like to leave office although he says he's going to. this is the crowd the family. let's get the latest now on the u.k. election and the country's chief rabbi has accused the opposition labor leadership of failing to stem anti semitism in the party the comments came as leader jeremy
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corbyn unveiled a new manifesto aimed at tackling racism miss parker reports from london. the labor leader came to deliver a manifesto of tackling racism but this is what awaited him. been accused of doing too little too late to rid the policy of anti-semitism. this itll red book is a battle for the heart and soul of britain's black asian a minority ethnic groups but not a corbin's leadership labour's come under formal investigation for institutional racism against jews to jewish m.p.'s left the party citing bullying and corbin's been accused of embracing anti semites his comrades the labor party he said opposes all forms of racism there is no place whatsoever and to some of his main shape or form or in any place whatsoever in modern britain and under a labor government it will not be tolerated in any form what so ever i want to make
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that. journey corbin hopes the release of this manifesto will help tackle bigotry racism and prejudice but despite the number of times he and his fellow m.p.'s denounce anti semitism is a message that fails to convince many british or jewish voters in an article with the times newspaper britain's chief rabbi ephram accuse corbin of a failure of leadership a new poison sanction from the top he said has taken root in the labor party corben supporters including the labor peer. who fled to the u.k. to escape the nazis has been quick to defend him labor party base and faith manifesto has some excellent things in it we've got to get that out to people in the country to the minority groups in the country to the to the jewish community to the muslim community and others really get it out and say to them look this is where we stand on this issue and i will say about that i do i do think it is a very serious business when the chief rabbi speaks and as he. was quick to respond
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to the chief rabbi his comments denouncing what he called a virus in the labor party but johnson to face these accusations of racism describing muslim women who wear the burka as letterboxes a recent poll found that nearly half of conservative voters would not want a muslim as prime minister. the conservative party has a situational and systemic problem with islamophobia that it consistently fails to tackle racism is rife in society unimpeachable parties left and right as you said no form of racism is acceptable all political parties must commit to addressing the concerns that have been raised about racism in their respective parties while britain's 2 main parties trade accusations of racism arisa didn't a london underground network it received widespread praise a muslim woman stepped in to defend a jewish man and his children racist abuse. in the midst of britain's
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fierce political debate these are the kinds of values many would prefer the country's leaders to more clearly display. the prime minister of malta his chief of staff and 2 of his ministers have resigned as investigations into the murder of a journalist. intensified his schembri is understood to have been taken in for questioning in relation to the case and police were seen entering one of his properties on tuesday the country's tourism and economy ministers have also stepped down investigative reporter the think i want to get killed in a car bomb in 2017. 28 people have been arrested in georgia's capital after protesters tried to stop government politicians entering parliament riot police used water cannon to disperse the opposition supporters robert forster walker reports now from tbilisi. on tuesday police outnumbered
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protesters outside georgia's parliament a sign that this government is taking no chances and good by its failure to deliver promised electoral reform opposition protest is closed off the area to traffic and encircled parliament on monday a 2nd attempt to disrupt parliamentary business in less than a week and with police dispersing crowds. inside the building there's a sense of siege electoral reform is officially no longer of discussion but in any case government m.p.'s have nobody to debate within the chamber. was it to some of the opposition parties are absent they. have the right but those rights have limits if they try to disrupt parliamentary business the government will have to respond in a done a way to have 3 interactions as if the opposition comes back to doing that. this is what the opposition boycott looks like empty seats instead of m.p.'s for the
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government of course it's business as usual but with no opposition they'll be no debate no compromise and therefore at least in this chamber no way out of this political crisis is. outside in the cold the opposition admit there's another barrier to a break through a skeptical electorate one of the main reasons is that there is a huge segment in georgia says how it is it is it is everywhere this current government says they are liars and they're incompetent but they are afraid of the return of the previous government. because because they failed. secure. to set time and they don't want to send feeling to come back the opposition isn't just a prize to the government to prove. davis now find their own consensus history will be very strong and. more than
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a 1000000 indigenous people across india are fighting for their right to live in the country's forests india's supreme court is expected to decide whether they will be allowed to stay some conservationists and politicians argue the forest dollars damage the environment and ciavarella has more now from britain a poor forest in the state of mind the a pradesh forests like these have been home to the indigenous people of india for generations they eat what they grow drink from the stream and worship nature as their ancestors did it's enough they say in fact much better than being subjected to open squalor that they have seen their neighbors and friends those who were forced out of the forests go through this is the thought that their rights to live of the forests was finally guaranteed under the forest rights act passed back in 2006 but since the court order on a vixens fear has lingered in this community now they allege that the authorities are going to use turning the forest into a sanctuary for wildlife as an excuse to benefit themselves and the corporates that
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their favor. some of venice's most celebrated sites are once again under water as the city struggles with flooding tourism has been blamed for damage caused by cruise ships and the city has been warned it could lose its status as a world heritage site if more isn't done to protect it the sun a year ago reports. the bells of st mark's chime out the hour in venice it is mid-morning in the city and it's high time this square the city's lowest lying point is covered in water. here it is called the aqua alta the high water and in the past month it has been a frequent sight. strong winds and fierce storm surges have been blamed for the floods the 2nd worst seen in the city since records began but there are other factors at play the city is sinking and sea level is rising in the past 100 years
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by about 25 centimeters during high tide the center of venice continues to flood but it is the type of water that is the cause for most concern because it is the salty water from the lagoon and that corrodes the buildings and damages the cultural treasures here such as the marks basilica. in order to deal with the high tides there was promise of a flood defense barrier it was supposed to been completed 9 years ago but corruption and bribery have delayed the project the mayor says it will be finished by 2022 but many of the residents say that the construction has done more harm than good also being blamed the giant cruise ships that many residents say have destroyed the foundations of the lagoon city. while this city is being squeezed like a lemon by the exploitative tourism this kind of receiving
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capacity of venice isn't really looking after the nice details so that people are being given the experience of bennis that they deserve. while businesses have been recovering from the latest floods some shop owners say that it is tourism that is keeping the city afloat really. are say yes to more tourists they are welcome there are gold mine. these latest floods have raised some painful questions for residents over the future of venice for them there is a dying need to address these issues both politically and economically if the city and all its cultural glories are to survive so new valuable al-jazeera venice. so that's how we'll have the sports news including a dramatic fight back by tottenham hotspur in the champions league. a bat belonging
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to baseball legend the babe ruth is said to be sold at auction for a record price for fall we'll tell you why. business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places together.
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business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places together. it's time for the sport now here's for a whole. barbara thank you very much the 24th edition of the arabian gulf copies underway here in doha there's actually attention on the tournament this year because 3 of the nation's blockading count top saudi arabia the u.a.e. and bahrain all competing off confirming they would play just last week are the
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richest and has more from the khalif or international stadium. it was interesting when those 3 countries decided some might not footballing you certainly got a statement from the sort of the organizers saying that it was a reminder that when it comes to the gold cup this region is house worn compare that to the situation out of the last gold cup in late 2017 just a few months of the blockade began that sort of it was hosted by the whites one of the countries that remained neutral throughout the the blockade on one occasion you had saudi arabia for example refusing to talk in press conferences it's all members of the council media in the room but on monday the saudi team arrived here in tire wall on a direct flight from riyadh this at a time when there are no commercial direct flights between the 2 countries so i would suggest there is some sort of change in the relationship is to be remembered though that at club level the aging champions league for example same's from the
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countries involved in not to speak up continue to play against each other sorry that sort of footballing relationship has continued i would have it's been going on at a political level but then let's go back to the start of fishing i when the cats are national team out is biggest moments winning being the asian cup and it's sort of and hosted by the united arab emirates while the teams met in the semifinal stage and the cats all players were held with also bottles and shoes in that game and then when they went on to win the final they had to fly. such ease the some of the the fallout from the ongoing dispute very different welcome promise to the u.a.e. plays at this tournament the teams will meet cats are in the usa will meet in the group stage on december the 2nd organizers say all the signage around the stadium and on social media saying that everyone in doha is welcome. but on the field it
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wasn't a great start for the house in the opening match as they lost $21.00 to iraq mohammad cutscene scoring a double for the iraqis within the 1st half an hour. hot team getting one back for qatar early in the 2nd half and despite a number of late child says the hardest were unable to find the equaliser they needed to the champions league now and talking about through to the knockout stages after a slightly nervy win against olympiacos a large 0 simmering here would be losing his 1st game in charge of spurs as a side went to kneel down inside the 1st 20 minutes but gold either side of half time got them back into the match before they eventually run away with it so when. the north saw the game's bar munich hammered red star belgrade they now lead tottenham's group roma trade with 2 to appear in the byrne about what's ensuring you ventas leading one nil without letting her champions league champions liverpool can advance to the knockout stages of wednesday with a win over napoli at anfield the reds haven't lost the harlem european sorry in 5
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years but manager club is still wary of its a tally in apartments after they want to nail in the opening group stage match in one. they won last year against us. and now policeman we're very bad this year against us men who are not bad but not good enough to win the game. and they gave us a broader fight been there be played them here and entreated and that's what they will do tomorrow night of as well and again so that's all i'm thinking about not about the games coming up. now russia could be stripped of hosting euro 2020 football matches and the champions league final because of its ongoing dieting problems the world anti-doping agency committee says russia tampered with lab data and wants them banned from hosting major events for 4 years botswana stopped short of calling for a blanket ban of russian athletes competing the wellings has more. russia aren't
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providing the date or the reassurances they're not sending out the message that russia is providing clean sport and clean athletes so that takes it into another area that so familiar the big world sports politics and the international olympic committee play a big part in that you've seen them want to maintain a good strong relationship with russia whether they should or not is a different matter that's what thomas bach and the i.o.c. want to do and therefore they found a way to circle navigate the issue by having these a limb pick out that it's from russia they're not officially under a russian flag but you know it's a russian tame it's most unsatisfactory in this is what's most likely to happen that will continue through to tokyo and beyond by having russian athletes to complete their clean competing but not under our russian flag the fascinating thing about this is the issue of euro 2024 games in some petersburg russia due to take place members at all of the takes place across europe in 12 countries intriguing
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actually. the way for heads of european football are not signed up to the water comfy for you a for reason and there's a loophole for russia to actually state those games for a russian team to take part that's all that's needed really for that to go ahead so i think you will see russia in that tournament you are likely to see games in some papers because of that technicality but it's an issue that people are unhappy with and as you say it's not going away. or to the n.b.a. now and the injury hit golden state warriors season has gone from bad to even worse they've suffered their 15th loss of the campaign against the oklahoma city thunder some great plays like this hoping the thunder secured the win by just 3 points the warriors have now lost 10 of their last in that. andy murray said it start sort of return to grand slam singles tennis next year with the australian open in his diary for january murray was speaking at the premier of a documentary detailing his comeback from a career threatening hip injury. if
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you go back to playing 1st tennis you've got a chance that you could destroy the head. of murray almost quit the game after an emotional news conference at the last australian open only to come back to win the european open in october but the 1st grand slam of the new tennis season will be his big test over $0.05 now a bad belonging to baseball legend babe ruth is set to be auctioned off over a $1000000.00 the bats was the one ruth used to hit its 500th home run for the new york yankees back in august $929.00 that was over 90 years ago ruth was the 1st player ever to achieve the faithful in june or jersey worn by ruth also sold for over 5000000 dollars so yes but for now or later a whole thank you very much and that is it for this news hour to stay with us i'm back just a few minutes with the pains of watching. close
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