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which he would pay the ultimate price. out as zero world investigates the life and death of miami. the tunisian drone engineer. accusations of interference saudi arabia rejects the u.s. senate resolution blaming the crown prince for the jamal khashoggi. hello i missed audiotape and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up to don's i'm al bashir becomes the fast arab leader to visit damascus since the syrian war began nearly eighty years ago. thousands
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out on the streets in hungary protesting against prime minister viktor all ban and calling a neighbor a form a slave. and hitches its economic fortunes to a giant dam that's been more than forty years in the making. saudi arabia has denounced a resolution by the u.s. senate accusing its crown prince of ordering them out of journalist jamal khashoggi in a statement released by the saudi press agency the kingdom's foreign ministry calls that placement interference and its internal affairs and describes the killing as a crime that doesn't reflect saudi policy and turkey's accused european countries of turning a blind eye to the murder of the saudi journalist was killed inside the kingdom's istanbul consulate on october second u.n. secretary general antonio terrace has renewed his call for saudi arabia to investigate the matter properly cynical to has the latest from istanbul. it's been
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almost three months since she was killed inside the saudi consulate in istanbul turkey continues to accuse saudi arabia of trying to cover up the crime because of its lack of transparency in the investigation turkey is also frustrated with what it sees as an action on the part of the west many european countries who are promoting the freedom of media for freedom of expression are closing their eyes and this country and the politicians you know you see this statement putting some sanctions on the people who are already in prison who will never be visiting dos countries calls are now growing louder for an international investigation what we have said since the beginning is it's absolutely essential to have a credible investigation and to the punishment of those that were killed turkey has recently said there are discussions about opening an international investigation
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because a lack of cooperation from saudi arabia is blocking progress present are the one doesn't know that that does not that he can't do this alone he does need the backing up and the full force of the international arena we do see the west trying not to be in wild with this but as we see that we also see president are the one pushing this and not let it go so she's killing sparked international outrage and condemnation but there has been little action against saudi arabia a un investigation would according to experts put more pressure on riyadh but there needs to be international political will findings of this mission is not binding for both parties so this the shortcoming of these very winding missions are. they need a higher level of cooperation. this has such cummings has. existed when it comes through the international commission want to enter to do myanmar that has
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been established by the united nations human rights commission in myanmar government has refused to enter the country for the investigators a position saudi arabia is likely to take it insists it will handle the case on its soil turkish officials are growing impatient with what they describe as a lack of seriousness on the part of saudi authorities even president russia tell you a border guard has been more outspoken he used to avoid mentioning mohamed bin sound man by name he has now criticized the saudi crown prince's explanation honest she's killing and accuse those who took an active part in the murder of being his closest aides. turkey is not softening its stance but it continues to tread carefully to maintain ties with saudi arabia but pursuing an international investigation would hurt that relationship senator al jazeera istanbul. a president accused of war crimes has become the first arab leader to visit syrian president bashar assad in
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damascus since the beginning of the war nearly eight years ago state media quite sudan's president omar al bashir expressing his hope that syria will recover its important role in the region as soon as possible syria was expelled from the arab league shortly after war broke out and twenty eleven the assad government has been accused by the u.n. and rights groups of committing multiple war crimes and it's not just sudan several arab countries of recently indicated they may be willing to normalize relations with the syrian government in october president assad gave his first interview to a gulf based newspaper since twenty eleven he told the kuwaiti paper that western and arab delegations had already begun work to resume diplomatic and economic ties just a week bahrain's foreign ministers surprised observers by embracing his syrian counterpart with him on the sideline on the sidelines of the un general assembly meeting in new york and even neighboring israel has taken steps towards improving relations with
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the assad regime its commit truck crossing in the occupied golan heights was partially reopened in mid october under russian military supervision jordan also reopened the nassib crossing into syria that same month not he has me as the director of the center for middle east studies at the university of denver he says arab countries want to curtail iran's influence in syria. well i think they're trying to perhaps woohoo assad away from his alliance with iran. the number one priority for the assad regime today after crushing all opposition to his rule is economic reconstruction the west is not going to invest in that economic reconstruction but there are very wealthy arab states that do have the resources the financial resources and so i suspect part of the agenda here is to see whether they that whether you know bashar al assad can be influenced
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financially. with reconstruction aid in exchange for weakening his alliance with iran you know if it wasn't for the wrongs. participation in the horrific war in syria over the last you know seven years bashar al assad would not be alive today he said he would be in power so you are on has a huge amount of influence i don't think at the end of the day that bashar assad will break his alliance with iran and switch sides but i think what's i think much more fundamental and i think what's uniting bashar al assad with other. arab states in the region is that bashar al assad and other leaders of the arab states in the middle east share a common national security concern and that national security concern is fear of their own populations fear of democracy fear of political change so in that sense
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they have a very common sort of set of concerns that they that they're trying to fight and push back against. and the e.u. has warned turkey against taking any further military action in syria turkish president rush up to about one has threatened to enter the northern city of man if the u.s. doesn't remove kurdish fighters turkey considers them to be terrorists but they've partnered with the u.s. in the fight against eisel foreign policy chief federica maharani said techies shouldn't undermine the u.s. led coalition against isis. at least twelve people have died and twenty five others have been wounded in violence around yemen's port city of had data. the rebels and saudi backed government forces have been fighting south and east of her data throughout saturday night and into sunday afternoon a un broken ceasefire deal comes into effect on choose day to day the process is about seventy percent of the country's food aid and other imports and the u.n.
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secretary general has warned that much worse lies in store for yemen unless its warring sides reach a peace deal he said the number of people needing aid will continue to rise if there's no end to the conflict. declaration of feminine is a technical declaration that relates to a number of indicators. and sometimes people think that the fact that feminism not that liberated doesn't that means that people are not suffering no there is a high level of hunger in yemen we are supporting eight million people with food in yemen and we assume that if the humanitarian situation does not improve will be supporting forty million people next year and there is indeed how you get in yemen that is extremely worrying the question of calling it feminism as i said a strictly technical seemed related to a number of images but images but the effect that was not declared
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does not in any way. diminishes a huge concern with the very high level of hunger that exists in. yemen with the number of people dying in very dramatic circumstances and with the effect that to be dealt because we will be facing in two thousand and nineteen much worse situation than today thousands of people have protested in hungary as capital budapest it's the fourth demonstration this week against prime minister viktor orban and controversial laws passed by his right wing government al-jazeera rory chalons reports. for the fourth day now protesters have been on the streets of the hungary and capital budapest recent law changes abroad thousands of people out to denounce prime minister viktor orban right wing government united on the long haul
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idea i think that this content is growing and with this not only anger and frustration but also those voices which would like to make change. i do not again banish an answer on a matter of bashing like i have had enough and so have my friends this is now not about opposition politicians about who stands on which side but this is about the discontent of hunger in society yet we have had enough of. the rally started last wednesday following the passing of two new laws one gives the government control over a new administrative court system the other perhaps more unpopular move increases allowable workplace overtime from two hundred fifty to four hundred hours a year victor all bans majority in parliament allowed him to push through the legislation despite complaints from trade unions rights groups and opposition parties they say increasing overtime could harm workers health and the government shouldn't control the courts the government says it wants a more efficient legal system and
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a more flexible labor code i think what these protests suggest is that underlying the book you are. seeing action tom obviously i will say not mean that he's. going to resemble a discordant. and. constant or for when the government let that be seen by many as being against their interests the e.u. has seemed unsure how to respond to a government in one of its member states consolidating power by restricting civil liberties but in september the european parliament voted to impose sanctions on hungry for ignoring the rules on democracy civil rights and corruption the government says those claims are not true victor alben says his aim is to build an a liberal democracy in hungary and he's faced little meaningful opposition but anger over the so-called slave law is a reminder that it does still exist chalons al-jazeera. well the next but still
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ahead on al jazeera and al jazeera investigation finds links between a prominent french political party and a far right movement that calls for the expulsion of muslim. class and all quit encounter as sri lankans president reinstates the prime minister who fired on last two months ago. hello again welcome back to international weather forecasts were here across the eastern med and also parts of the we are going to be seeing some rainy conditions over the next few days here's a storm system that is coming in off the med bring some very heavy rain to parts of syria over here towards iraq and also into the eastern parts of turkey now the higher elevations will be seeing the snow there down towards baghdad is going to be a rainy day here on monday with attempt to there of about fourteen degrees but as
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we go towards tuesday clearing skies few and we do expect to see a high temperature there of seventy in kuwait about twenty one degrees there well across the middle east looking quite nice not a lot of weather to talk about so let's take a look at those temperatures will have seen about twenty four degrees and about twenty six not really changing too much as we go towards tuesday but down here towards the law you may see a passing shower or cloud by the time we get towards tuesday afternoon with the tempter there of about twenty nine degrees and then very quickly as we make our way down here towards the southern part of africa now looking down that towards the southern part we are going to see cape town twenty six durban is going to see a hot day for you at about thirty two degrees a lot of clouds and rain up here towards the north and world clouds in your forecast maybe rain as well tempter there of about twenty three degrees but rain showers over here towards madagascar where the temperature there about twenty seven degrees. an investigation into the real powers that control the world health organization
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their obligation to their shareholders completely overwhelms any consideration of public health can they be trusted with building a healthier future if their loyalty becomes questionable these are the people that are robbed of the h one n one porsche is it getting logical thank you now a w h o has chaz who says done here in terms of trust that you trust our knowledge is the. welcome back. a reminder of our top stories this hour saudi arabia has denounced a resolution by the u.s. senate accusing the saudi crown prince ordering the matter of journalist jamal
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khashoggi and a statement released by the saudi press agency the kingdom's foreign ministry said the senate's position is beliefs and interference in its intent of the fat. dongs president i'm al bashir has become the first arab leader to visit syria since the beginning of the war nearly eight years ago state media quite speciate expressing his hope that syria will recover its important role in the region as soon as possible. at least twelve people have died and twenty five others have been wounded in the latest outbreak of violence around yemen's port city of data the fighting between who the rebels and saudi backed government forces comes just two days before a ceasefire is due to begin. returning to our top story canada's prime minister says because of jamal khashoggi is mad his government is trying to cancel a contract to provide military vehicles worth more than twelve billion dollars to
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saudi arabia and the murder of a journalist is absolutely unacceptable that's why canada from the very beginning has been demanding answers and solutions on that secondly we inherited actually a fifteen billion dollar contract silly and by stephen harper to export light armored vehicles to saudi arabia we are engaged with the export permits to try and see if there is a way of no longer exporting these vehicles to saudi arabia. al jazeera as investigative unit has discovered links between a far right movement that calls for the expulsion of muslims from europe and senior figures and one of france's main political parties in the second part of a year long investigation we found that members of marine appends party privately support a policy called remind gratian david harrison has this report. cristela she is a member of the european parliament for national rally the party led by marine le pen and until recently called the national front the she was elected to its
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national council at the party's congress in leave earlier this year. our undercover reporter recorded her as a bargain by a far right movement known as generation identity that was essential to get it looked into and there's other aspects but there's not a slam on us about atmospherics need to know. that they did before she's the leverage now aren't we all now in the. room ready again oh yes generation identity is europe's fastest growing fall right movement that calls for immigrants to be returned to their supposed countries of origin to prevent white europeans being replaced by outsiders. is that the citadel a ball which acted as the legal headquarters of generation identity. says the politicians must hide the far right views until they are in power. who would actually have that's not evidence then right wing aspect really of the latin
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american who are you have made up for correct now i can hear. yet another way out of the whole lot of you know little ones that are over there viendo has some little national on the panda's change the party's name to the national rally to broaden its appeal she doesn't want members to be seen with generation identity. the king said lucian but all of that was over the level i was in the office needed this in the mail was ok i thought your group. the national front former accountant and an ally of le pen was also at the citadel ball for dinner. very useless on. your specific you and. your thoughts on what is. already an vassal is generation identities
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leader. in public the movement rejects violence privately he gives a different message to his followers who. they said it's available on . one meeting the hassel who has a string of convictions for violence brings out a weapon. after the first part of al-jazeera is investigation was broadcast the mayor of leo called for the citadel to be shut down public prosecutor launched an investigation. the penn denied her party had any links with generation identity. the hassel said the citadel had no connection with generation identity and was opposed to violence david harrison al-jazeera. britain's government insists it has no plans for a second referendum on that despite reports some ministers are looking into the option prime minister to resign may return home empty handed from brussels on
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saturday after two days of talks with e.u. leaders she'd hope in she hopes to sweeten head deal to get it approved by parliament where it faces certain defeat the e.u. isn't willing to renegotiate sonia gayo has the latest from london. further reports in the sunday papers today indicate that her second in command in effect david leading to a senior cabinet minister has been meeting with opposition ministers to try and see if there is anything to be done or to argue for a second referendum a so-called people's vote into really where the british public want to take this and that for some opposition ministers is the only way to go forward in trying to result this debate the fundamental difference i think between now and when we last had this referendum on the e.u. is that we will have to fix specified propositions that is the key thing in terms of the harbor so i think people realise that you cannot have your cake and eat it
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but even though those arguments have been put forward by even members of her own party there have been strenuous denials about this not least from reason may's own trade secretary liam fox who the division in the country this would want humor in the country perpetuates the division in the country the second objection is democratic parliament said to the public we can't make a decision on this you make a decision and we will take an instruction from that meanwhile this continues to drag on even the former prime minister tony blair making the case for a second referendum was angrily rebutted by the prime minister saying that it was really quite a damaging argument to make and proving to be even more divisive so really there is shorter and shorter time with which to resolve this issue whether that issue of the second referendum will gather any continuous support on the for the british public as well is another matter that will be resolved bartz as has been said so many
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times in this debate time is running out. and in sri lanka running a missing a is once again the prime minister he took the oath of office before president's my three palace series center who sacked him almost two months ago sparking protests and political turmoil but serious then i was unrepentant accusing the victim the singer of being corrupt and and hundred nationalist in a televised speech soon after the swearing in ceremony of an elephant and reports from the capital colombo. missing his sword in his prime minister by the president who sucked him fifty days ago. dang mama i don't want to come in but i'm starting my duties as prime minister the second thing is to name the cabinet today we're committing to first bring him back normalcy to the country and then bring back the veld men in the country video footage of the short ceremony in the president's office showed an awkward exchange
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. my policy to say and i had vowed never to reappoint become a singer even if all two hundred twenty five members of parliament asked for it saying he would not remain as president even an hour if you returned but serious in his bid to replace the man who helped make him president was struck down by the courts leaving him no choice the prime minister's supporters certainly felt so they made it clear when they cheered him on as he returned to meet them after taking the oath of office the fifth done he has done so for a reason is clear to history my nigga discontinuity model country. so that's a bridge three people muslims at the magazine i'm only brains intelligence and strength can not be compared with anyone else in politics the mood here at the prime minister's official residence where he bunker down during the political crisis is jubilant but trying to become a singer knows he has his work cut out he said he will bust up on restoring normal
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see and then start working on development regaining the premiership has been an enormous challenge for on a vehicle missing but reestablishing a stable government to make the most of his remaining time in office will demand even more than half an end as al-jazeera colombo. an explosion at a restaurant on the japanese island of hokkaido has injured more than forty people police and firefighters arrived to find the two storey building in sapporo engulfed in flames the blast also shattered the windows of neighboring apartments one person is in a serious condition bus with r.t. say most of the people taken to hospital got away with minor injuries a witness says he smelled gas after the explosion the leader of ukraine's new orthodox church has called for the faithful to unite and pray for peace the new church has held its first services following its historic split from russia the move was seen by ukraine as vital to its security and independence but its strongly
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opposed by moscow and the russian sentiment in ukraine has grown since russia annexed crimea in twenty fourteen there's a last grave promise that that's the new united independent ukrainian church was born today what kind of a church is it it is a church without love the reputed what kind of a church is it it's a church without but through a career of more school and or russia what kind of a church is it it is a church without prayers for russian officials and russian army but ukrainian president petro poroshenko says he has no plans to extend a month long period of martial law unless there's a large scale attack from russia it was imposed in november after russia captured three ukrainian ships in the strait the measure affects the region's closest to russia's military bases pershing has said it was aimed at preventing an all out russian invasion. just on is the poorest of the post soviet states in central asia more than one million tajiks work in russia because they can't find
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jobs at home but the government hopes and major hydroelectric power project will provide employment and boost the economy china stratford reports from rogan. construction of the rogue and dam started in one thousand nine hundred eighty six when tajikistan was part of the soviet union but the collapse of the communist state the civil war and repeated financial failings meant it was never completed now the first phase of a project that it's hoped will generate electricity for industries and much needed jobs is complete at its helm the man who has rules tajikistan for almost twenty five years a moment iraq more on the country's constitution was changed in two thousand and sixteen in a referendum the critics say was rigged on canal potentially be president for life rights groups say he has crushed all political dissent the main opposition party was banned in two thousand and fifteen there is no independent media in tajikistan
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and the country has suffered decades of economic hardship since román was elected in one nine hundred ninety four the government is describing the opening of this dam as the single biggest event in this country's history since its independence almost thirty years ago after the breakup of the soviet union. that is often described as the poorest country in central asia the poorest countries amongst the post soviet states and one of the reasons why development has been so hampered so critics say is because of the lack of regular supply of electricity. thank you stans fragile economy relies on the export of cotton money sent home by up to two million tonnes ics working in russia and the export of other medium. this is the largest economy implant in central asia consumes around forty percent of the stance electricity and his government owned plans for expanding the plants depend
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on the supply of even more power workers here know they are lucky to have a job. i've worked here for twenty seven years i have a family two kids one grandchild this is how i support them this job is important for me and my family it's in the soviet built neighborhoods of the capital de sean bay where you see how people are living in poverty and how desperately this country needs an economic boost. hasn't heard from her husband since two thousand and five he went to russia to work and never came back she has two children including a son who left for russia two months ago also to find a job. i want my kids to have a good life i want my own flat i just want a good life i want my son to come back from russia at the rogue and damn president ramadan pressed the button starting the first of the plan to six turbines
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construction workers waved flags and cheered a sign of hope that economically at least they and future generations of townships can take better control of their lives. but the rogue and dom tajikistan. you can find much more on our top story including the latest on the developments surrounding the matter of jamal khashoggi on our web site the address for that al-jazeera dot com. doha and these are the top stories saudi arabia has denounced a position by the u.s. senate accusing its crown prince of ordering the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi and a statement to the kingdom's foreign ministry calls it blatant interference in its internal affairs and describes the killing as a crime that doesn't reflect saudi policy but canada's prime minister is turning the heat on saudi because of madda justin trudeau says his government is trying to
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cancel a multi-billion dollar contract to provide military vehicles at the murder of a journalist is absolutely unacceptable that's why canada from the very beginning has been demanding answers and solutions on that secondly we inherited actually a fifteen billion dollar contract silly and by stephen harper to export light armored vehicles to saudi arabia we are engaged with the export permits to try and see if there is a way of no longer exporting these vehicles to saudi arabia sudan's president omar al bashir has become the first arab leader to visit syria since the beginning of the war nearly eight years ago state media quite special expressing his hope that syria will recover its important role in the region as soon as possible syria was exparel and from the arab league shortly after war broke out in twenty eleven. at least twelve people have died and twenty five others have been wounded in the
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latest outbreak of violence around yemen's port city of her data the fighting between her few rebels and saudi backed government forces comes two days before a un brokered cease fire is due to begin. thousands of people have been protesting in hungary's capital budapest against what's been called a slave law it's the fourth demonstration this week against the employment reforms of viktor or bans rightwing government. persons government insists it has no plans for a second referendum on bret's it despite reports some ministers are looking into the option prime minister to resign may return from brussels on saturday after two days of talks with e.u. leaders she type this recent head deal to get it approved by parliament the e.u. isn't willing to renegotiate those in the headlines i'll be back here with more news after one i want to east. on counting the cost we'll
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assess the state of the u.k. economy if he continues to broker its way out of the you will look at a major milestone for the internet plus i'm on the walls for economy in kenya counting the cost on now just. in the philippines president wrote regal to church has declared a war on drugs has left more than twelve thousand people dead. but they're not the only victims tens of thousands of people are languishing in jail as court struggled to process a record number of drug runners. who i thought where am i why am i here i shouldn't be. what is this place. i'm steve on this episode.


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