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because. that's what we're talking about i'll talk about shooting people are not able to show themselves and their other countries have managed to solve this problem are you worried that this conflict could erupt into an outright open war that the city's general security people who pay the price clearly writeup been prejudiced setting the stage for a serious debate up front at this time on al-jazeera. i just calls all the upset in alabama senate race that was being watched around the
world i. mean you're watching officer alive my headquarters here in doha coming up in the next thirty minutes secretary of state rex tillerson says the u.s. is ready for talks with north korea without conditions. also israeli palestinians protest in tel aviv against donald trump surfaced the recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel. the french president battled back wrong wars the international community time is running out to protect the world from climate change. welcome to the program democrats have pulled off a dramatic upset by winning the senate race in the u.s. state of alibi. bob barr. defeated boyd moore
a controversial republican candidate who's accused of child sexual abuse but was openly doles by president. it's a major setback for the republican posse who's held the seat but twenty five yes. i have always believed that the people of alabama had more in common than the device you earlier we asked. around the state of alabama so we asked shown the contrary the why we must know who i talked to and speaking there will she have written see is line for us in a remarkable victory she had told the democrats this result is going to revive the right far and wide with some impact in the senate.
so i'll be frank i thought the music was sort of how to. talk about what's going on right now to just end of that but we have breaking news that judge roy moore is refusing to concede it's really a little bit strange just walk away with mary false which is quite appropriate in the evangelical states like this he's invoking and alabama bill which requires a tree recount if the margin of victory is false or less problem with this but the margin of victory as a party stands as one of the officers so it doesn't even make sense the secretary of state of alabama is being brought over to believe about a recount even as he accepts so lots of mail and ballots bobsleigh military ballots all those who would be judged not trying to say but there's a lot of skepticism as to whether this is all will be. all right this will just go outside of the other. part of the problem with this campaign
is we've been painted in unfavorable and on. faithful light that's what we've got to do is wait on god and let this process play out i know it's late we can't wait to have everybody wait theft eleven o'clock. but the votes are still coming in and we're looking at that by god bless you as you go on may give the safe journey and thank you for coming tonight we're not over it's going to take some time. well of course she had the impact of jones's when will impact on the republicans and they will have to look within their own party as to how they move forward and deal with the american public at large and of course the white house to. right believes to give tweeted really really quickly. graciously graduating. saying look
republicans not so very sorry we're going to be long until the congressional elections come up again or we will be able to win the seat back so very gracious response from which most undervalue boy has a chance of having a recount about. the future of the republican party are going over with the republican establishment in washington but some of the georgia individual had already said they were supportive of my boy that only said that he did with rights as soon as he got his son to see the republicans were given of ethics investigation into a species that civil war in the republican party is about to. be intensified it would seem as a result of probably the without the let's try to turn the office of public apology is that lots more difficult as the majority in the senate is just like the democrats. because it's going to be trouble this is but if you tell some of those other republican party members don't even necessarily want to support. the support
of the other republican candidate in the primaries he's going to be rather angry right now as well i would imagine that this is he put a lot of his own credibility on this as well it's all still around for the republicans and president for a while for the moment to see how it will of course follow events through is the early morning with you in birmingham alabama shepparton see that william schneider joins me now he's a professor of public policy at george mason university in washington yes this is a historic win mr schneider but the impact of democrats winning in a staunch republican state has significance of politicians that and in the capital . well that's right it's a very big blow to donald trump who in the last couple of weeks did come out in strong support of room or you never went to how about what he indicated a very strong endorsement more well this is a crack in donald trump's base his core support he won in alabama by you know he thirty points in two thousand and sixteen right now of course the state voted for
democrats and the most interesting thing i saw in the poll voters or voted in alabama today was that they were split down the middle on whether or not they still support donald trump how important all how important is the impact of this result on the republican party and the potential change of tone that they have to have in both the senate or the white house if they intend to all want to try to get legislation passed. well the republican party was played over one more some time ago who were talking national committee started out not supporting him in a benchley the party came out in support of the republican candidate of judge more republicans were split about this is a real division between the traditional republican establishment and the so-called populist or true wing of the republican party which is basically difference by education more and more did very well among those with less than with less than a college education well educated white voters were against them here in pretty
large numbers and that's been true throughout the country that's a split in the republican party base and what we're seeing is that affluent well educated republicans don't like donald trump and they're beginning to flee the republican party. has been a correspondent several times he talked about the very quick tweet from the president congratulating doug jones how much damage has this done to the president for those of us that saw beyond the borders of the us a trying to understand from indonesia to iceland the impact of this result in the much larger game of politics in washington d.c. . well the first thing he brings to this is the republican majority in the united states senate from fifty two to fifty one votes with one out of one hundred republicans now have a majority of one vote now i should point out that if a boat splits fifty fifty which is something that sometimes happens then the
republicans will snow win because the vice president of the united states. who is a republican casts the tie breaking vote but still it would use is the republican majority to the narrowest level possible if there were an even split republicans and democrats would share control of the senate it's a very big blow indeed and could hurt the president's legislative agenda starting with the tax bill that has to pass the senate. but we shall see what doesn't for the moment bill schneider in washington d.c. it's been good to have your insights thanks for joining us on al-jazeera. we go to the day's other news now where secretary of state rex tillerson says the u.s. is ready to hold talks without preconditions with north korea to listen also said the u.s. has been in talks with china nuclear program to listen is also expected to travel to the u.n. later this week for talks on north korea on state department correspondent also in jordan has more from washington d.c. the u.s.
secretary of state spoke extensively about the question of north korea and its nuclear weapons program at an event that was meant to focus just on that very global issue he was speaking in washington on tuesday afternoon and he indicated what many people are interpreting as a big change in u.s. foreign policy the idea that the u.s. is willing to sit down with north korea without preconditions if only to get the conversation started here's what the secretary had to say we've said from the diplomatic side we're ready to talk any time north korea would like to talk and we are ready to have the first meeting without precondition let's just make. unless we talk about the weather if you will talk about whether it's going to be a square table or around table if that's what you're shouting about. but can we at least sit down and she chose her face to face but it's important to note that what
rex tillerson was saying does not mean that the u.s. is changing its fundamental position record north korea according to washington should not have any nuclear weapons at all and that's washington's end game in any sort of negotiation but they have to come to the table and they have to come to the table with a view that they do want to make a different choice in the meantime our military preparedness is strong also it's worth pointing out that the u.s. by itself cannot just go ahead and negotiate some sort of denuclearization deal with the north koreans this falls under the auspices of the united nations and it's a situation where the u.s. would have to certainly consult with two of north korea's neighbors russia and china they also happen to sit on the u.n. security council and have a vested interest in making certain that not only does north korea comply with existing resolutions which basically ban it from having nuclear warheads or
ballistic missiles but also making certain that their own people in their own territory are facing this excess general threat from north korea late on tuesday however the white house issued a statement essentially saying that the u.s. president donald trump still sees north korea as an existential threat not just to the united states but to with closest neighbors south korea japan russia and china and he insisted in this white house statement that the toughest possible measures need to be used against pyongyang in order to persuade it to give up its nuclear weapons program once and for all. oryx listen also came up with a few provocative points over north korea during that speech in washington he said that the u.s. has assured china that if u.s. forces had to cross northward of the demilitarized zone separating the two koreas it would retreat back to the south want stability had returned and he mentioned
that beijing is taking steps to prepare for the possibility of a mass influx of refugees fleeing the regime and he went on to say that while china is fully implementing sanctions u.s. president trump would like to see beijing cut off all supplies to north korea kathy novak has more from seoul. south korea's unification ministry says south korea and the united states are on the same page when it comes to finding a peaceful resolution to the north korean nuclear situation and that south korea believes if dialogue will help towards reaching that common goal then this country would like to see talks going ahead as soon as possible south korea's broad position is that it would like to see more dialogue and engagement with north korea under the right circumstances now the u.s. special envoy on north korea joseph ewen recently suggested that north korea's stopping its missile and nuclear weapons tests would be a good first step towards talks the south korean news agency yonhap is reporting
that joseph and north korean officials are expected to attend a security conference in thailand raising the possibility that they are may be a venue for talks there also on thursday south korea's president. is meeting with the chinese leader xi jinping in beijing and north korea will no doubt feature high on the agenda in those discussions china of course has a big role to play when it comes to the north korean crisis the united states and south korea want to see china imposing further sanctions against north korea even cutting off the oil supply to that country china though prefers a solution that would to see north korea agreeing to freeze its nuclear development in exchange for south korea and the united states agreeing to scale back military exercises that anger the government in north korea now whether north korea is
ultimately open to these talks remains unclear the u.n. political affairs chief jeffrey feltman it was the most senior u.n. official to visit pyongyang recently for the first time in six years and he came back saying that the officials he met did not give any specific commish commitment to being open to talks. well still ahead here on the philippine president calls for an extension of all the island of mindanao national vote could come wednesday plus. i'm going to have a warning when i'm going to tell you the story of this a laboratory that is working to find the babies that were born to women held in detention centers during the dictatorship in argentina and the nineteen seventies and eighties.
hello again the weather has all turned quite quiet across the middle east at the moment we do have this little area of tallis just drifting its way southwards but all it's really doing is bringing some slightly fresh as so back who will see the temperatures no hot of an eleven on wednesday and on thursday no high than around ten towards the west will have a little bit more cloud that we working its way across parts of turkey so i'm korea will see eleven degrees as a maximum and it will be quite a grey and damp day even further towards the south of the winds finally left us here in doha so twenty four degrees will be the maximum we're going to see it will cloud their way over the next few days that could squeeze out the odd shower but i think most likely we'll see some wet weather on saturday and into sunday and some of that could be quite heavy towards the southern parts of africa and tear it's been rather wests over the past few days the showers that we've seen around in and and jo'burg are gradually moving their way towards the north now so forth in mozambique we'll see the wet weather and that will also be spreading across into
madagascar as well as the heavy downpours are expected here until the north of that there will be some sunshine but also some very lively shouted lots of rumbles of thunder as well towards the west and generally quite a for us here in talks of thirty two degrees the maximum on thursday and for cape town all temperature no higher than twenty. banks love to make it learns to some friends because behind the suffering a millions of taxpayers because most taxpayers never go away there's a new one born every single day and ninety it is an emerging national necessity to be officially requested yes they should get the support mechanism we created together because i happen to live in greece somehow i'm a sinner i'm a bad person. that's machine at this time.
welcome back you're watching after survives a whole rattner obeid of our top stories i democrats pull off a dramatic upset by winning the senate race in the u.s. state of alabama doug jones defeated roy moore controversial republican candidate is accused of child sex abuse but was openly indorsed by president trump. the u.s. secretary of state says washington is ready to hold talks with north korea without preconditions rex tillerson made the comments despite the u.s. president recently voicing an opposing view donald trump a tweeted in october that negotiating was a waste of time. now the organization of islamic cooperation is that to meet on
wednesday in istanbul to discuss donald trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital leaders of saudi arabia and jordan have already met in riyadh on the issue but it's unclear if saudi arabia will send its representative to the meeting. and on the ground it's been almost a week of demonstrations in the occupied palestinian territories israeli forces fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters who pelted stones and bethlehem dozens of palestinians have been injured in confrontations with israeli forces since last week. and israeli palestinians have protested outside the u.s. embassy in tel aviv protesters are calling trump's move dangerous to israel stability and security. staying in the country bethlehem has been at the heart of recent palestinian street protests the city believed to be the birthplace of jesus christ depends heavily on tourism but as hot under heavy reports israeli occupation
of the tensions after troops announcement have dumped the mood it should have been a good month for bethlehem the city was gearing up to receive many visitors over the christmas period but celebrations have been canceled the mood dampened by the latest political upheaval and if anger is directed at arab leaders more so a president trump to the point that heather k'naan removed the american flag from in front of his restaurant we removed it because the american president doesn't recognize our flag as if we don't exist this is a peaceful way to retaliate we listen to the u.s. for twenty four years we pray for peace we got nothing now we have to start from zero there's a sense of unease at how trump and prime minister netanyahu are trying to redefine . there are groups who want this political conflict. and this is very dangerous. and we as christians are the stumbling block. because
if we were not here israel mark of this conflict is a conflict between jews and muslims and then the west will be basically stand behind the jews because of several reasons but from here in front of the nativity church to palestinian message is one bethlehem also carries a lot of symbolism when it comes to the occupation the separation wall cuts right through the city from the north now president trump has seen this for him self when he was here earlier this year to meet palestinian president mahmoud abbas had the meeting with vice president mike pence gone ahead well he would have seen for himself how people feel these days this graffiti was done as a sign when trump threatened to build a wall along the border with mexico but the day after to do them announced meant. added a few brushstrokes and a memo to the american vice president. it's scary because jerusalem is now
considered israel a capital for jews me banjo he calls that's a real problem but we're different than the rest of the region we say jerusalem is palestinian we don't say it's muslim or christian it's palestinian and it's under occupation back i do that if it is square a man rebukes netanyahu is claims that israel allows freedom of religion aloma business when the better the more. they don't respect our beliefs as a christian i need a permit from iceland to receive the holy sepulcher for easter and when i get there i still get humiliated alexei's also sometimes shocked the muslims jerusalem has been lost long ago they just woke up now it's too late now. there's little hope that meetings in summits can change anything since nine hundred sixty seven people dream of has gradually been taken away dru's of them is just elise's chapter in the history of an exception for the. bethlehem. the french president manuel micro
has delivered a rallying cry to world leaders that more must be done to fight climate change but he told a global summit in paris that they're currently losing the battle the summit is promoting greater worldwide investment in clean energy as natasha butler reports from paris this of me so one plan that's a myth the french president issued a stark warning telling leaders at the one planet summit in paris that time is running out to save the world from climate change only don't plan to be on labor day we're in the process of losing the battle and those who came before us they were lucky they could say we didn't know and it was true for twenty years now we have known format one of our manual michael wants to europe to take the lead on climate change off to the us is decision to pull out of the paris accord it's why he called for a summit of world leaders bosses and scientists to find new ways to finance green energy those who failed to bet on a green economy we'll be living in
a great future. by far but it was two years ago in paris that two hundred world leaders promised to limit global warming to less than two degrees celsius the paris accord was an historic moment since then progress has been slow well the paris agreement was excellent and now the question is to implement it and. obviously sometimes it is not as quick. as one would expect or hope we had the fortune to this student made by president. and we need and that's the aim of this meeting to develop financing i mean public financing and private financing this summit was all about reviving momentum for the paris accord and there have been some big wins the world bank and the world's biggest insurer access rights announcing that they will scale back their investments in forceful
fuels and focus more on green energy former u.s. secretary of state john kerry said it was a disgrace that they were no high ranking u.s. officials here but for the americans who were present the fight continues. so republican colleagues are growing a totally different direction we the grassroots major states of america we are taking action and the people through the american promise corporate leaders are doing like. the u.s. pullout has left a large climate change funding gap but those here say they will do all they can to make up the shortfall and safeguard the planet for future generations natasha butler al-jazeera paris. now around seven thousand firefighters are still talking wildfires that have swept through the u.s. state of california at least one person has died and hundreds of homes have been destroyed in the fire which was your husband's almost a thousand square kilometers of land. to asia pacific now where the philippine
congress could vote to extend martial law in the southern island of mindanao on wednesday president to go to turn say submitted his request on monday saying it was necessary for the total eradication of eisel and communist find he had declared the city of liberated from affiliated fight is not tobar military rule was imposed across mindanao six months ago after hundreds of gunman seize control of the city. has more than kay's own city. members of the military's top leadership together with the legal council a president of the good that their day appealed before the joint committee of congress to ask for an extension of martial law for a period of one year in the region of mindanao they cited the security situation in iraq they see that their rebellion there is spilled over all across the region
they've been there now this fight to clearing we liberated just over a month ago and for the first time today the military also cited what they call is the communist insurgency that has region for decades they say this is one of the reason why they're asking for extra powers from congress in order to implement what they see is an attempt to clamp down on all of this rebellion however those who are against it are questioning why the period of extension is extended to one year when the constitution clearly states that in martial law can only be implemented within the period of sixty days and the constitution is clear that it can only be implemented based on two reasons if there is an actual invasion or rebellion in the country and many question though whether this may seem as a pretext to a creeping authoritarianism that in a few months the country will find itself entirely under martial law. d.n.a. technology is helping thousands of families reunited with their missing relatives
some thirty thousand people were killed by government forces in the one nine hundred seventy s. and eighty's during the so-called dirty war where the very young children were put up for adoption or lied to about their biological parents trees about explains no desires. are born outside his laboratory the site of what amounts to being a forensic examination of the consequences of argentina's violent past it's where families torn apart by dictatorship i related at least in part that are coming form i mean there is a study we work here with incomplete families we are working with a missing generation we have the grandparents and we try to focus on the mother's side because it is more consistent but if that is not enough we try everything else . thousands of people were killed during the military rule in argentina many of them pregnant women whose babies were born in clandestine detention centers the
babies were put up for adoption many of them to those in the security forces their blood grandparents have been trying to find them ever since more than one hundred twenty have been found so far but human rights groups insist that there are still over three hundred children and i counted four. people here tell us that they treat each case like a battle where they have to match the d.n.a. taken from samples or from bone samples like the ones that you can see here between families who are trying to find their grandchildren and women who were disappeared by the dictatorship. those who were babies are now about forty years old when we go inside basis one of them she's not sure where he was born but he does know when he's mother was killed in the flood assess the army and the police attacked the house with over forty men with gases and heavy artillery and my mother was executed but she saved my life i was five months old she had me in a closet i was taken to
a hospital and left in police custody and then i was given up for adoption when will never met his real grandparents until he was twenty years old and now he's working to help others located there. we also use a lot of investigation and documentation and approach people that are now old enough to go and take a test and many of them are willing it is difficult in a way it helps your life to make sense again. and much of the work is done here a place that receives around one hundred twenty people every month who come to find out they're all regions. in the past we had time because the grandmothers were young when we find a grandchild the first thing i think is is the grandmother alive this is aside from science it's about changing people light now we have a few grandmothers left and we are working against time it's more than thirty years since the end of the dictatorship in argentina but the consequences of what happened then is still being felt by this country and so many families that is how
will. you want your help his arms or her robert these are all top stories democrats have pulled off a dramatic upset by winning the senate race in the u.s. state of alabama with the. doctrines to be to avoid more a controversial republican candidate who's accused of child sex abuse but was open new doors by president trump it's a major setback for the republican party who have held the seat for twenty five years who i have always believed that the people of alabama have more in common than the divide we. thank you i mean here we have the right just around the state of alabama though we have
a show on the contrary the right there with you are was all trump has tweeted to congratulating doug jones by saying congratulations to doug jones on the hard fought victory the write in votes played a very big factor but a win is a win the people of alabama great and the republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time it never ends republican candidate roy moore spoke to supporters a short time ago he so far refusing to concede. part of the problem with this campaign is we've been painted in unfavorable in and fight for life that's what we've got to do is wait on god and let this process play out i know it's late we can't wait never by the way tough dilemma clock. but the votes are still coming in and we're looking at that by god bless you as you go home may give me safe journey and thank you for coming tonight we're not over it's going
to take some time. but another news u.s. secretary of state says washington is ready to hold talks with north korea without preconditions rex tillerson made the comments despite the u.s. president recently voicing an opposing view those were the headlines about with more news in thirty minutes next it's the listening post. with documentaries that have been your eyes at this time and she is here. on the floor of the president of yemen has been will know that i have to have an hour. while i need him or killing me i'm going to solve this point you know. for a certain.