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the supreme court you know politically metaphorically in their pocket correct that's what happened here and they thought well because we had five justices that have been appointed by conservative presidents for sure we're going to have this decision but what justice roberts showed today show that and passed immigration the most notable one being when the arizona law passed during the obama administration and justice roberts struck back that the show about immigration is exactly he's a very moderate judge and you're sided with the liberal wing of the court because the side you is very clearly on the side to say you're going to fly for a file and that literally you were here respective of whether you entering the port of entry or into green before given the fact that it doesn't take a rocket scientist. and that's what the congress required and both in the ninth circuit with a very conservative judge and in the supreme court with justice roberts both trying
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conservative judges have said that this law cannot be interpreted the way the president won. we have to leave it there leon fresco thank you very much thank you . still to cover for you here on the news hour including a call for calm after elections of the spode in the democratic republic of congo. a country on the edge which tell you why to take the stance minority is up in arms against the government. and rinaldo jewing court we've got all the details coming up in the sports news with in a little over thirty minutes. now the u.n. security council has approved eighteen of observers going to monitor a cease fire in yemen in the key port city of who data the u.n. monitors who won't be uniform or armed will be deployed for an initial period of thirty days now this is part of a peace deal agreed by who the rebels and the saudi backed yemeni government talks
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in sweden last week it's hoped the limited ceasefire and the withdrawal of troops from the port will lead to a breakthrough in the civil war is a diplomatic editor james bays from the u.n. headquarters in new york. this resolution passed unanimously endorses the deployment of u.n. monitors to yemen i'm told the first advance team could be there in her data in a matter of hours they will then decide how many monitors there should be i'm told mission they were talking about thirty but they could go up to a figure of one hundred sixty seven the other thing the security council hopes this will do is bring momentum to the peace process with more talks to you in january the u.k. ambassador was the one who drafted this resolution and the most important matter now is that we turn to urgent implementation it's vital that the parties finally thier neck commitments to pave the way for
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a formal mean launch of negotiations and at the same time mr president delivering real improvements on the ground that make a tangible difference to ordinary yemenis there were some tough negotiations to get this passed including an unseemly ryle between two allies the u.k. and the u.s. i'm told it even went to the office of the foreign secretary and the secretary of state one of the things that come out of the original draft resolution drawn up by the u.k. is the provision of accountability for crimes under international humanitarian law that something that would have targeted the saudi led coalition it seems the u.s. has been doing the coalition's bidding and got that section removed and so the government forces and who see fights as a blaming each other for violating the cease fire in data government forces released this video showing displaced yemenis after they say who could fight to shoulder the government held district of them and however the who sees accused
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government forces of targeting the city's al sharpton strict with artillery shelling who did a port is critical for the supply of food aid and humanitarian aid for millions of yemenis on the brink of starvation. the resignation of the u.s. defense secretary james mattis is creating new rifts between donald trump and members of his own party republican senator lindsey graham is calling for an immediate hearing on the decision to withdraw troops from syria the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell echoed that criticism on twitter he said i believe it's essential the united states maintains and strengthens the post world war two alliances that have been carefully built by leaders in both parties so i was sorry to learn he says that secretary masses who shares those clear principles will soon depart the administration but i am particularly to stress that he's resigning due to shop differences with the president on these and other key aspects of america's global leadership roles jordan has more now from washington. there is
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a truism in washington the u.s. president should have whom he wants serving in his cabinet but with the impending departure of gen madis from the pentagon as defense secretary there is bipartisan alarm here in washington that the u.s. is foreign policy going forward could be very disastrous a man who could be nominated to replace gym mat is as defense secretary jack cain said that he considers the resignation quote a strategic mistake and he is calling on president donald trump to reconsider jim madison's departure madis of course said on thursday in his resignation letter that he could no longer support the president's foreign policy objectives or national security priorities and that the president was entitle to have someone in the job who supports him one hundred percent both republicans and democrats are very worried now about what this means for the u.s.
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is role on the world stage will the u.s. stay as a member of nato will the u.s. continue to support other international institutions will the u.s. become so isolationist that things that could not possibly pose some sort of security threat to the u.s. actually return groups such as a resurgent eisel will the u.s. be able to actually persuade north korea to give up its nuclear weapons all of these things now have legislators and foreign policy experts very worried and they say that there has to be something done in order to make certain that the way forward for the united states does not lead to something that could harm its national security interests. well the decision to withdraw forces from syria surprised and angered many in washington and with reports of a possible withdrawal of forces from afghanistan well that's got us leaders questioning president trumps foreign policy she has pretends he has more now
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there's been no shortage of voices in washington expressing dismay at donald trump's decision to withdraw troops from syria and the subsequent resignation of defense secretary james mattis and shaken by the news because of the patriot that general secretary models. and now with reports that the president has ordered a withdrawal from afghanistan republican senator lindsey graham has called for congressional hearings on both decisions the foreign policy establishment is confronting one of its greatest fears the trump meant what he said on the campaign trail where for worse in the middle east that we were fifteen years ago i mean right now it's a disaster once trump filled his cabinet with people who did not share that view though the establishment thought it was safe i think it's fair to say that the establishment never wanted this moment to come meet us dabble in that is certainly as a member of that establishment in good standing. is unwilling i think to. ask and he's restored questions about u.s.
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policy in the region and even if things haven't gone well and they haven't they're going ation is simply to persist there is skepticism about how deeply geostrategic trumps decision was and whether the president will even follow through. but several issues are reported to have been involved in the syria decision including the primacy of the us a strategic relationship with turkey and the avoidance of mission creep. in the last few months national security adviser john bolton has made it clear that the us was in syria to confront iran that was a position explicitly rejected in the tweet that announced the withdrawal we have defeated isis in syria my only reason for being that during the trump presidency the president writes the military itself is divided there are many senior officers in the military would think the serial deployments were long periods of time just aren't working and there are eroding military readiness but it's worth remembering that even with these proposed withdrawals the u.s. still has tens of thousands of troops
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a massive in the region she had her town to the outer zero washington. the turkish president was thirty one has confirmed donald trump's decision to pull out from syria came after they spoke on the telephone well sir o'connor's other mark. we will not hesitate to take steps but of course for mr trump and as a result of that meeting he said to us this could you claim days from the area we see just where you will and we will continue if you give logistic support to us and now you can say they started to withdraw now our target is to fear the diplomatic relations and how we neutralized three thousand members interrupt us and we will continue p k k y p d e n y p j we will neutralize all of them and we have the capacity in the skills well the u.s. president is also moving forward with plans for a big but not total withdrawal from afghanistan salim ballasts has more on that. as
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much as gridlock is a part of living in kabul so is the presence of u.s. troops for seventeen years thousands of american soldiers have been stationed in afghanistan and now there are reports that may be coming to an end for american millionaire we consider this good luck if they get lost and disappear from here would be very happy with. their own fourteen thousand u.s. military personnel in support an advisory role for more than two hundred thousand afghan troops but the u.s. numbers may be harped. we would be happy that u.s. troops are leaving if the f. can force as we're strong enough to defend us but unfortunately we do not have enough power to defend our country similar concerns were voiced three weeks ago by the general nominated to command all u.s. forces in the middle east if we left precipitously right now i do not believe they would be able to successfully defend their country prison ashraf ghani and his
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government remained largely silent in response with organics chief advisor to tweet . most analysts believe that afghanistan would collapse with the departure of more than one hundred thousand troops but our brave defense and security forces prove these analysts wrong and defended the nation with great valor president donald trump has flip flopped on afghanistan coming into office he was for a troop withdrawal then last year increase the number of troops and said this there's no talking to the taliban we don't want to talk to the taliban we're going to finish what we have to finish what nobody else has been able to finish we're going to be able to do it but now the u.s. is talking to the taliban in peace talks again in momentum earlier this week u.s. taliban saudi pakistan and afghan representatives mit and the united arab emirates talks covered a possible cease fire and a complete u.s. troop withdrawal something the taliban says is normally go shabelle maybe we could look at it as a confidence building measures the taliban are requesting. for
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a schedule to withdraw their forces this could well be one of those lines where they are committed to withdraw from of one of the plan if they're good. busier than a one as long. as anxiously wait for clarity what president trump do what it will mean for the shallot palace al-jazeera. there's been two arrests in connection with the shutdown at london's gatwick airport this week on friday the runway was temporarily closed after another drone was sighted nearby flights are now back on the airport's management is estimating more than one hundred twenty thousand people missed their flights during the initial thirty six started on wednesday night military technology has been brought in to monitor the area is believed more than one unmanned drone was responsible for the chaos. demonstrators have again rallied in hungary to protest
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a new amendment to the labor law was what critics are calling the slave law would allow employers to force people to work more overtime and even delay payments for up to three years nationwide protests have been held since last week robin for a stay walker has more now from budapest after ten days of public discontent hungary's opposition hoped their president would think twice about signing two new laws they say will make their country less european and more like a dictatorship he signed them anyway this week so protesters marched to his palace to express their anger i am so reality you keep telling me that nothing that i did change that i feel like yourself even. if there's a protest i won't be there the first floor of the opposition says it will force hungry stretched workforce to work harder a second gives the government more control over the judiciary there is in direct
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pressure to do jobs you fear a bad atmosphere and the ports prime minister viktor orban has accused the protesters of being violent agents of the hunk arion liberal philanthropist george soros but on friday demonstrators with discipline and diverse agenda and more when there's no one behind nothing strange nor strange will mention all soros or are you just normal people pensioners students housewife a sock sort of as a technique of honorable the government should take note that unions and parties and citizens and everybody else is demonstrating together and this is unprecedented but what's different about these protests is that this time for the first time. on both sides of the political spectrum you know it's it's in their criticism of victor government. hundred straight unions and now organizing the nationwide
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strike action the government hopes they will go home for christmas and forget robin first you will come out zero for the past still to come here on the news of a politically conservative voice for south korea how supporters of a disgraced former president a making themselves. also ahead barcelona on the boil again we'll tell you why. the world cup cup final could prove to be an extra special occasion for real madrid captain such overall mostly explain well that's all about in the sports news when we come back in about twenty. from the waves in the south. to the contours of the east. hello again welcome back to our international weather forecast well things are not looking too bad across much of china we do have
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a couple areas apache rain for the next few days up here toward shanghai up towards rouhani as well down towards the south it is going to be cloudy for much of hong kong but over the next day or so we do think we're going to see some more rain pushing down here towards the northern part of vietnam with the noise seeing some rain your forecast center there of about twenty five degrees well speaking of rain we're going to see plenty of it across the philippines over the next few days actually manila the rain is on the increase for you those are showers right there across central philippines and it is going to be increasing so very heavy rain could lead to some localized flooding across the regions of saturday mostly cloudy and rain but we think by the time we get to sunday it is going to be overcast and rain with a temperature of about twenty seven degrees for thailand elegant shabad cloudy conditions few but we don't expect to see much in terms of rain there but speaking of rain it is going to be rainy down here towards parts of sri lanka over the next day we have a little tropical disturbance in the. all that is making its way towards the northwest rain is going to be quite heavy for colombo and as we go towards sunday
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that rain extends more into parts of india we're going to sink shinai rainy a twenty eight degrees there's going to be partly cloudy with a temperature of twenty eight. the weather sponsored by qatar airways. radicalism is on the rise across the globe and we're told it's everywhere we're told we're supposed to be highly suspicious of everybody and everything but our government policies aimed at tackling radicalisation in fact pushing youngsters to the fringes of society impact is utopian long and there's only so much we can take before you say ok that's me rethinking radicalization part of the radicalized youth syrians an al-jazeera. we understand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring you the news and current affairs
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that matter to you al-jazeera made it every weekly news cycle brings a series of breaking stories joined the listening post as we turn the cameras on the media and focus on how they report on the stories that matter the most on al-jazeera. i am. i am. welcome back you're watching al-jazeera this is the news hour these are your headlines the u.s. federal government is just hours away from a partial shutdown most after president trump refused to budge on his border war funding forcing congress to adjourn without a deal on spending. the u.n. security council has approved a team of observers to monitor
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a cease fire yemen's key port city of the data the u.n. monitors who won't be uniformed or armed will be deployed for an initial period of thirty days. top u.s. republicans have expressed concern and anger over the defense secretary james mattis his resignation senator lindsey graham is calling for an immediate hearing of the foreign relations committee to discuss what has. now opposition candidates in the democratic republic of congo urging supporters to show restraint as large protests grip cities across the country the latest on rest follows this week's perspire in meant of a long delayed presidential election malcolm webb has this report from the capital kinshasa that was. let go because they heard all over my these opposition supporters chant if there's no election by december the twenty third people will be killed. president joseph kabila has let the democratic republic of congo for seventeen years to do to step down for the last two.
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this man says he now could be this coming devastating power when there's no election her family felt pretty calm killer still. and this boy says we want the election it could be a doesn't want it he has to go. people here support felix he's a caddy one of the main opposition candidates they've gathered outside his party headquarters in the capital kinshasa. they don't have much patience with the government he said this man's a spy from the ruling party sent to stop violence to have it beaten. he was lucky to be handed over to the police. elections that would have been delayed a. lot of the people here have been protesting actual to be held since that right there broken up violently by police. people by the people here
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frustrated electoral commission have yet another delay and they're waiting to hear what their leaders say. position presidential candidates including she security skeptical about the seven day delay. we think this perspiring win is a way to push supporters to violence to burn election materials so that even the promise of an election on the thirty is the december cannot be fulfilled people here in kinshasa are waiting to see if they'll be trouble leaders have called for calm i think that this is and for this was just two words and the start up until fifty december and the. article sixty four of our position and asked me about what. feeling party officials told us then not allowed
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to comment not of people here wondering if the election really will happen on the thirtieth and wondering what will happen if it doesn't. malcolm webb al-jazeera kinshasa in the democratic republic of congo. nigerian police say they've arrested a book a harrumph fighter believed to be the key plotter of the twenty fifteen bombings in the capital well my abdul malik and several others who confessed to their roles were arrested in lagos the twin blasts killed fifteen people and injured dozens more. tribal elders in a town on the kenyan ethiopian border calling for calm after twenty one people died in a week of ethnic violence. since on both sides of the front fighting in ethiopia between ethnic and somali communities this year has forced thousands of people to escape onto the kenyan side zain bus ravi reports now from nairobi. a refugee crisis is playing out on the ethiopia kenya border. last week
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a decade's old dispute over tribal lands on the if your side of the town of moore ali turned violent again forcing the most vulnerable to flee into kenya. if you want to go back home but our house is. the population of split by an international border that runs through the center of the town a legacy of colonial rule that adds to the tensions in a place divided along ethnic lines for generations continuing fighting this year has forced thousands of refugees into kenya many are still there too afraid to go back their population that is here is too hesitant to go back. to. is being. worked on and if this people stay here most likely the host communities will have a lot of pressure on their food stocks. the tribal elders on the kenyan side say they want an end to the bloodshed and are worried about communities on both sides of the border. what's happened of the ethiopian side really worried us
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members of the community government and security officials we are making sure what happened on they feel pain site doesn't spill over into kenya peace committee meetings in kenya during the past week involving both and somali tribal elders are seen as a key part of maintaining peace on the ethiopian side of these communities live on both sides of the their international border individual teams on the net so if one of their on keane's i.q. . immediate impact on. those who escaped fighting are safer now living with friends and family on the kenyan side of a divided town but the situation remains fragile for a lasting solution experts say the ethiopian government must resolve the land dispute in but it is difficult to divorce the fighting in a small border town from the bigger tribal dispute between ethnic communities
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something that's been going on for years and cuts across international boundaries for now aid groups and local leaders here in kenya are trying to make sure that score settling doesn't bring the violence over the border. the president of bolivia will stand for a fourth term in office but the country's opposition is calling it unconstitutional and accusing him of not respecting the twenty sixteen referendum that voted to and to limit the number of times a candidate can stand up in protests across the country the most intense in the eastern city of santa cruz from there is. this saying that democracy in bolivia is dead that the government is not respect in the constitution and they'll stay on hunger strike here in the main plaza in santa cruz until it does the all rich east has oppose president since he came to office in two thousand and six but their anger has intensified even among his traditional indigenous supporters and he's not just abandoned indigenous people he's lied to
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them he's worrying an indigenous mask he's not indigenous. president morales held a referendum in february two thousand and sixteen asking to change the constitution so he could stand for a fourth term in office he lost that he had that decision by and is standing again next october his supporters were delighted his opponents outraged if. this decision puts into question the rule of law and democracy in bolivia the government and its party control the electoral commission the legislature and all the democratic institutions there is no independence of power in. anger mostly centered here in santa cruz erupted last week with protesters setting ablaze the electoral commission office divisions here run very deep along class ethnic and reason the lines so to the passions spilling over here at the electoral commission
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office is an act of violence that many fear is only a taste of what's to come. who ordered the arson attack is the subject of accusation encounter. accusation president morales who celebrated his thirteen years in office at the ceremony and has meanwhile accused the united states of interfering in bolivian affairs of supporting the opposition after the state department. to stay calm and respect the constitution. this still enjoys substantial support. why is the opposition scared because they're not organized we've got more than a million people in our party they've got less than one hundred thousand that's why they want the elections annoyed because the electorate doesn't even know who they are. but the opposition movement is growing on the road towards next october's presidential election looks likely to be a rocky one. santa cruz believe. israeli
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forces have shot dead three palestinians including a sixteen year old boy during ongoing demonstrations in gaza one hundred fifty others were injured according to the palestinian health ministry the teenager who was shot in the neck has been named as mohammed judge judy palestinians have been holding weekly protests for the rights of return for palestinian refugees along the gaza israel border fence for almost nine months a group of south koreans demanding the release of the former president and hey she was sentenced to thirty three years in jail for corruption and abuse of power and supporters say they've lost a conservative voice in politics and they want to back using young reports on how they've been filling the void. did his team go live every weekday at six pm it may look like a television studio but this is tell his office in seoul the audience exclusively on you tube. and mike is
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a right leaning channel with close to three hundred twenty thousand subscribers. chong says the political scandal involving former president weakened the conservative voice in south korea's mainstream media. but she still has a lot of support and their protests against her imprisonment continue. new. people with conservative right leaning views who do not agree with president parks and pietschmann have nowhere to turn for news they're trying to fill that void and it might at the height of the turmoil surrounding park she gave child an exclusive interview which proved a turning point for him when park was removed from office he lost his job of thirty years as a journalist at a national newspaper and was forced to look elsewhere for a platform to express his opinions he found it online. he has since become a star in the political online news arena the latest battleground for south korean
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politics. after the change in administration conservative political pundits were pushed out of the mainstream media then while searching for a new place they came upon this new media space called u two and made their home at a weekly conservative rally many protesters most of them in their fifty's and sixty's are eager consumers of the news. segment out of ten people over fifty own a small town in south korea and what the country boasted one of the world's fastest mobile internet connectivity there is no shortage of you tube videos to watch especially political views. i'm dumb but. i don't watch anything else my wife watches other channels just so that she can have conversations with other people but i only get information from you tube i don't watch anything else but depending solely on one outlet for news is raising fears about the spread of misinformation. to you too much about there aren't any regulations to control what
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gets posted on you tube so we see a lot of extreme stories being told because people are drawn to radical and provocative content. for conservative voters opposed to the democratic president. they will continue to listen to news that suits their views e.g. al-jazeera still there are fears of renewed violence into the eastern region of gone on as long been opposed to the central government it has its own culture and languages but says it is ignored by those in power in the capital to shun bait in his latest of a serious chance traffic reports now from coral where the army was sent in after protests earlier this year. it takes fifteen hours to get to the channel. the capital of the semi autonomous gorno but action region in eastern to stand the broken road winds its way through the premier mountains bordering afghanistan the
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people here have long complained their demands for better infrastructure jobs and respect for their distinct culture are ignored by central government the mountains about it seana provided a natural defense against all those who tried to impose their wealth already on this region for centuries the chinese the russians the british all have struggled to control people with a distinct culture a distinct identity and recent protests here in horror suggests that the government intrusion bay is facing similar challenges even today the majority of go no but actions approximately two hundred seventy thousand population. in september there were demonstrations against what protesters say has been gears of neglect and intimidation by the predominantly sunni muslim government. unemployment is estimated to be around fifty percent there are no major industries which could
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offer jobs. president and on whose roots as you can stand for more than twenty five years has banned opposition parties imprisoned political leaders and journalists and crushed any independent media across the country he's also criticized local leaders often described as warlords as well as regional government officials for what he sees as their failure to crack down on drug smuggling from afghanistan it's a national and seen all cults exegesis say corrupt officials are involved. tons of heroin and opium a smuggled across the border every year this government mind refused to let us interview anyone on the streets or wanted names of anyone we had tried to talk to. we contacted one person by telephone and recorded disk on the sation. we were.


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