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tv   NEWSHOUR  Al Jazeera  January 18, 2019 1:00pm-2:01pm +03

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it's not only the two that came out today and several other cities at least ten other cities also came out to protest against president obama they want him to leave and had a part in interim independent council something he said he's not going to do but president bashir has been defiant in the face of the demonstrations he has accused those protesting as being influenced by external forces. we reaffirm the three. and their concerns. to be positive and preserve their country and not listen to cause the destabilize sudan and its security with the demonstrators making it clear that they want change now the protests are becoming the longest since a gang gained independence and the biggest challenge to president obama to bashir since he came to power twenty nine years ago morgan caught on. still ahead on al-jazeera a nation in mourning after a car bomb attack on a police academy in colombia killed ten people. sorry. but. only just learning to read why a twelve year old from honduras who tried to get into america is desperate to have
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another go. from a fresh coastal breeze. to watching the sunset on the australian outback. and we're watching some very active weather make its way across the middle east at the moment has that system that brought us all rain and snow from turkey down towards egypt actually and is now edging its way towards the east still bringing us some heavy rain and snow and some pretty strong winds as well as it gradually makes its way towards the northeast it's also having an effect on the weather for the south though even way you don't see the rain and snow is bring you some pretty strong winds as well so for the southern parts over around here expect it to be pretty dusty over the next few days and eventually as you head up towards parts of afghanistan we'll see some snow here a bit further towards the south and is certainly being dusty here in doha but as we head through the next few days the dust will ease however the temperatures won't
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recover quite so readily so a maximum temperature for us of around twenty or twenty one degrees over the next few days and at night will be jumping to fifteen and then the temperature will be dropping as well so expect it to only get to around thirteen at night so it will for really quite cool for us down towards the southern parts of africa far more in the way of wet weather here that stretching from angola all the way down towards madagascar for some of us here we're going to see some very intense rain as this is a developing area of low pressure that's running its way towards the west so for some of us in mozambique it will be wet. the with it sponsored by cats on race. one of the. next sixty's seen through the eyes of those who know it best see. perfectly sure to do. the real world goes on the road with palestinian taxi drivers living and working at the heart of one of the most hotly contested
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locations. jerusalem is a palestinian cabbies on al-jazeera. watching al-jazeera let's pick up the top stories right now as president says he wants to explore space based weaponry that could shoot down missiles made the announcement while and they illing a new defense strategy at the pentagon. has canceled developed delegation to the world economic forum in davos next week citing the government shutdown is also scrapped house speaker nancy pelosi is upcoming overseas tour. the political
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deadlock between trump and the democrats over his proposed border wall is now twenty seventh day. activists in sudan say more people have been killed in confrontations between police and protesters alison's of people marched across several cities for yet another day and the president omar al bashir stepped down. and best get a journalist who's helped expose corruption in african football has been shot dead and gone as capital hussein swallow was part of an undercover probe to expose corruption i ordered winning journalists on the us r m a on us their investigation led to the resignation of the head of the on a football association of about ten reports from accra. relatives and friends gather at the family home of the murdered journalist ahmed hussein. he was shot multiple times just outside his home in accra and what appears to be a targeted killing almost all do is from the north the other family were from this
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place is all here morning you know it's something very shocking and what people were even intending to do we have big. in moscow come to talk to us not to take the law into our hard because we don't know who is responsible. of this unfortunate incidents and that worked closely with the award winning investigative journalist and the us army together they expose corruption in the gun in traditionally health sector and most recently saw several hours after the killing and asked posted a video on twitter showing a member of parliament making threats against ahmed in june last year after the latest exposé on soccer that led to a lifetime ban from the sport for the head of ghana's football association for bribery and corruption ghana has a very good track record of press freedom not only in west africa but across the entire continent and that's what's made this matter all the more shocking media and civil society organizations are concerned that environment could be changing this
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has come to. that which we need to do something extra not only to maintain our position but also to ensure their rights atmosphere is governed sheet for participation as anyone can as president has called on the police to act quickly to bring to book the perpetrators of what he called a heinous crime as the family prepares to bury ahmed and mass and his team say they are devastated but unshaken in their resolve to continue exposing corruption i'm up watching al-jazeera across. ok three days of national mourning after a car bomb attack on a police academy killed ten people and it says the perpetrators of what he called a terrorist attack will not go unpunished. any reports on the colombian capital here this is the aftermath of the car bomb explosion inside the largest police academy in the country about eighty kilograms of explosives carried in
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a vehicle driven into the academy compound and detonated as a promotion ceremony for cadets was taking place soon after the blast family members gathered outside the academy desperately looking for information. the task of identifying the dead now underway colombia's president who had been attending a security meeting in the west of the country rushed back to the capital he described the attacked as an act of terror against an armed policemen. is an attack not only against the young the security forces or the police use an attack against society this demented terrorist act will not go unpunished the explosion ripped through the surrounding area damaging apartment buildings the family lives a kilometer away from the scene of the explosion yet the windows of their apartments were shattered. we heard a giant rumble the entire house started moving like an earthquake in the windows
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shattered i was so scared i started crying. general office says they have a demand driving the car bomb and says the vehicle was registered to a stronghold of the last active rebel group in the country in all don't know when this claimed responsibility for the attack. colombia ratify the peace accord with fight rebels in two thousand and sixteen but other groups remain active and are fighting for the lucrative drug trafficking and illegal mining in remote areas of the country this is the worst attack. in almost a decade and there's no doubt that it has rattled many nerves both here in the capital and across the country colombians have been eager to close the door on their very violent past but there's no doubt there's such an atrocious attack like this when for many here it might seem as if that dark past might be creeping back.
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thousands more children have been separated from their parents at the us mexico border than previously reported by the donald trump administration that's according to a u.s. government watchdog which says the agency responsible for taking care of the children did not track them sufficiently until a court rule that they must be reunited with their parents report also shows that u.s. officials were separating children well before trump's so-called zero tolerance policy came into effect last year. as a senior attorney at the center for constitutional rights is the exact number of families separated and never be known. the inspector general's report stated that over nine hundred kids who had been separated from their parents had actually been released prior to the. california court ordering reunification for a certain number of kids also the sort of numbers that we have been hearing in the in the media about how many kids were separated really only refer to the number of
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numbers of children separated from their parents if those parents were eligible for reunification through this court case that court case excluded from that class anyone with any kind of criminal record or allegation even an unproven allegation from another country was enough for the court for border customs and border protection to determine to separate the parent from the child and those numbers also excluded any kids who would come in not with a parent but with a grandparent or an aunt or a brother it was really a very limited number so it's very unclear how many kids were actually separated from family members and because of the terrible tracking system or really the complete lack of a tracking system it may never be known how many kids were separated or that a thousand people from honduras have crossed into mexico as part of
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a migrant caravan balun for the u.s. many of them will and evelyn and evidently be deported back to their home country but they continue to risk the difficult trip to seek asylum after escaping violence and poverty back home and spoke to some of them and central sula. this bus arriving from mexico is dropping off a hundred migrants being returned home many were deported others like. me who left with a migrant caravan last october have come back willingly. i tried crossing many times through mix that kathy and i couldn't because we would be tear gassed or the place was too dangerous or too expensive that's why we decided to turn back. in some pedal main bus station between three hundred and five hundred deportees are processed every day many of them are under the age of eighteen a local charity provides them with some money for food counselling and other services may say this bed is the charity manager says this should be the job of the
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hundred government finally. we're calling on the government because they should be providing attention to these people unfortunately it does not have real support programs to the school we as an organization can only provide assistance to a small portion of this population better than in most of us in the. regional director of honduras is child services agency admits the challenges are great but says the government is doing the best they can at that time will they. try to lessen the limitations that might exist and assist as many hondurans as possible when they return from the migration route. in a poor neighborhood on the foothills of some pivotal sula we met muddy oak us the annals he's twelve years old but only now learning to read. well he joined a migrant caravan in two thousand and eighteen traveling by himself he made it as far as chiapas mexico before being deported all of them. were unsure if we would
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stay or keep going we decided to go and then we were told there were a lot of people in the immigration office they took us to the airport and put us on a plane and then your place to cough cough an hour later money was one of more than three thousand one hundred miners who were deported last year charity workers say some deportees report feeling suicidal and unwilling to stay in honduras feeling they are being thrown back into a life of violence and poverty they were trying to leave behind all of this points to a failure to provide adequate assistance to migrants being sent back. lacking a more robust action by the national government to improve the lives of hundreds at home it isn't hard to see why so many keep trying to leave but if they send me back one hundred times i'll go back two hundred. heading home to see his daughter says it won't be long before he heads north once more. something that. a
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judge in the u.s. city of chicago has acquitted three police officers accused of trying to cover up the shooting of a black teenager four years ago the judge said there is no proof that the officers tried to conceal evidence video of the shooting triggered mass protests leading to major changes in policing in the city why place officer jason van dyke was convicted of murdering seventeen year old macdonald in october of last year he is due to be sentenced on friday. three mexican presidents are now facing allegations of taking bribes in the trial of joaquin el chapo guzman a new york prosecutors want the suspected leader of the sinhala drug cartel to be sentenced to life in prison salumi has more. video evidence shows an american drug enforcement agent and mexican marines raiding a home in search of joaquin el chapo guzman whose trial is playing out like a tele novella in a brooklyn courtroom the agent leading that raid testified about capturing guzman in two thousand and fourteen after guzman self described right hand man alex of
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twenty days dropped a bombshell in the court describing a bribe to former mexican president and ricky pena nieto so when days who has himself pleaded guilty to trafficking charges testified that guzman bragged about paying yet so one hundred million dollars a claim yetto spokesman has called false and absurd the bribery claims are being raised by attorneys for guzman who have suggested that another man is miles and bob is the true leader of this in a lower drug cartel prosecutors asked the judge not to allow questioning regarding government bribes saying it was relevant but the judge denied the motion and the documents revealed more accusations that the defense may try to bring to light accusations that another bribe was paid to someone working on the campaign of current president andres manuel lopez obrador back when he ran for office in two
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thousand and six and former president felipe calderon had accepted money from a rival cartel so far neither man has responded to the charges legal experts say it's a desperate ploy by the defense are trying to confuse. as role in the organization trying to say look there was so many people here and so much money involved in it got to the president and his somebody is there one in charge el chapo is just a worker. and i don't think that's going to work there are so many credibility issues no further evidence has been brought against the current or former president at this time. as for guzman with an audio recording allegedly of him negotiating a multimillion dollar cocaine shipment and an arsenal of weapons including a diamond encrusted pistol found in one safe house there could be enough to put him behind bars for the rest of his life kristen salumi al jazeera new york. president has accused kosovo of stirring up tension with serbia by setting up its own army
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lattimer putin made the statement after holding talks with the serbian counterpart alexander of the czech and belgrade food and says he considered kosovo his army illegal and warned its creation would destabilize the region two leaders also discuss economic cooperation including gas supplies scientists say we need to double the amount of fruit and nuts and vegetables we eat and half the amount of meat and sugar to help the health of the planet experts say sixteen countries if this exports from sixteen countries pardon me say if we do this it would also prevent more than eleven million premature deaths a year i twenty fifty as well as reduce the effects of climate change but the targets they've set that might be tricky so they say the ideal diet limits daily poultry consumption to twenty nine grams at sea equivalent to one and a half chicken nuggets and red meat to just seven grams the report published in the lancet says fish would need to be limited to twenty eight grams a day almost
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a quarter of the median size fillet the experts say egg consumption would need to be restricted to around one and a half per week per person but they say all that can be balanced out with five hundred grams of vegetables and fruit every single day. this is a crucial issue not going to be there tomorrow but it is important to have goals and some might call them. radical goals or progressive extreme goals even but if we don't move strongly in that direction the kind of planet that we will turn over to our children will be a very seriously degree the planet with underneath the populations and that's not the kind of world i want my grandkids to be living in. so we have a moment visit our web site al jazeera dot com keep it here for a recap of the headlines.
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i'm richelle carey these are the headlines on al-jazeera u.s. president donald trump has canceled a delegation to the world economic forum in davos next week citing the government shutdown he has also scrapped house speaker nancy pelosi upcoming overseas tour the political deadlock between trump and the democrats over his before was border wall is now in its twenty seventh day of this senseless shutdown is inflicting great pain and every part of our country every day the impact spread impacts spread reaching the lives of hardworking americans these are the people who deliver services to the american people. we should respect what they do for our country many of them are dead rence who have translated their military patriotism into civilian patriotism working for the government trump says he wants to explore space based weaponry that could shoot down enemy missiles and made the announcement while unveiling
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a new defense strategy at the pentagon that called north korea an extraordinary threat and that review came on the day pyongyang's top envoy landed in washington d.c. to discuss a second summit between donald trump and kim jong nam khem young soul has been leading the nuclearization talks with the u.s. and is expected to meet with secretary of state my peo at least ten people were killed in a car bomb attack on a police academy in the colombian capital bogota it is the biggest such attack there and more than a decade activists in sudan say two more people have been killed in confrontations between police and protesters thousands of people marched across several cities for yet another day of anti-government demonstrations have been demanding the resignation of president omar al bashir but he is blaming the protests on foreign agents and it unprecedented move african union has called on to make radical public of congo to suspend the final declaration of presidential election results saying there are serious doubts over the vote that is in presidential candidate martin
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viola has filed a court challenge demanding a recount of last month's ballots he insists he won sixty one percent of the vote contradicting official results which declared his rival. the winner so the headlines keep it here on al-jazeera much more news throughout the day the stream is up next. talk to al-jazeera. you personally one of the main beneficiaries is that the case listen if you want to be a solution of it in new york that's not exactly my point we meet with global newsmakers and talk about the stories that matter just zero. i really could be a lot and here in the stream today we explore three stories making headlines around the world including the disputed outcome of the presidential election and the
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ongoing teachers' strike in california but first a look at the inaugural indigenous people's march organizers hope to raise awareness on issues affecting indigenous communities worldwide have a look at first nations activist maggie speaking to the stream in october twenty seventh teen about canada's missing and murdered indigenous women. part of the issue is that mine my sister was murdered in one thousand nine hundred four so that was twenty three years ago and i've done a lot of work you know it takes a lot of hard work to be able to find a place where you find your your balance and i don't think the tools have been available for families to actually have that and so we need to make this indigenous led community driven about community about families i keep hearing the word government government all over this conversation today and i
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want to hear less government and more about families. the place to welcome michael siring back to the street wearing her power jacket also joining us chase i had eyes is an attorney on march organizers great to have. so i want to start with our community tweeting it about this is a lot of excitement and there isn't through the asm and there is a reason there is a cause that's bringing people out this is johnny jay who tweets and here in the u.s. natives are less than two percent of the entire population the march and the rally is an amazing way for us to come together and shed light on the struggles and injustices we face in our communities while simultaneously celebrating our resilience our strength and our tenacity so a lot bear chase talk to us about where this idea came from thank you for having me and you know we all watched standing rock the no devils struggle which saw tens of thousands of people coming to work we know is a spiritual awakening
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a re spiritual lazing a receiver lazing of the entire planet all of us have been colonized in some form or some fashion and we feel that our spirits are naturally seeking they're inclined to seek a liberation to seek the truth in the truth is the universe is secret depending on whose metaphysics metaphysics you use what religion what philosophy what worldview but we as indigenous nations have to let the world know that our law our jurisprudence our economics our politics have to be grounded spiritually and think fully we survived a genocide or holocaust is denied in this country we don't learn a true history but think fully our grandmothers in our grandfathers survived and we still speak or languages we still have our metaphysics our knowledge systems we want to share them with the world it's time to share. maggie what's new in that
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clip from when you. what i hear is that you are part of the movement the indigenous peoples of north america actually indigenous peoples of the world are rising up and they are moving forward as part of a movement do you feel that i might be misinterpreting that i'm a single example of what you are trying to do because i also see politics at play. mostly i believe that you know we have to come from the politics have to play a secondary role in this at this point in time i believe i agree with chase it has to be a spiritual movement a spiritual reawakening a balancing of who we are as indigenous people and we are in a crisis moment disappoint all indigenous world people all over the world the women and girls of children they're all being sacrificed at the hand of conan and it's really needs to be rebalanced. the crisis moment there i wanted to bring up
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just handful of what some people are saying they are marching toward this is mary mary said january eighteenth indigenous people will stand together for the injustices affecting indigenous people genocide voter suppression divided families by walls and borders environmental holocausts facts and human trafficking with little resources and awareness so a bevy of issues there but maggie talk to us about the number one thing that you think is uniting people when they come out to march. i believe it's really a sense of knowing that the true answers a lot of this land lies with indigenous people these are these are our lands our waters our ceremonies and our knowledge keepers are still very much alive in this country and we want to have a resurgence of that we know that it will lead this country to a sense of empowerment and truth we have the first indigenous march coming up
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this week chase how do you organize something this big well we have to do it face to face a lot of our organizing can't just happen online and in social media but because we have such a strong social media presence we know just as everybody else that we're facing existential crises we're facing a nuclear reality we're facing water shortages human caused climate changes we know that our time is now that we don't necessarily have time to waste so the sense of urgency is right now the government shutdown needs to end right now my people on pine ridge than iraq are suffering right now somebody could die because trump not only does it be. derided as calling us pocahontas you know calling into question the reasons behind missing in murdered indigenous women but he makes makes late
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makes a flippant remark about our genocide at wounded knee and little big horn and so not only do we need to end the shutdown but we need to create a solidarity with every with the yellow vest moving around the world people fighting for workers' rights indigenous children being separated from their families at the border and through indian child welfare act violations so there is nothing but good energy in solidarity that we're trying to create here in washington d.c. wanted to bring up another comment from someone online. survival international this group says we are certainly following this march and we'd love attention to be drawn to the abuse of indigenous and tribal peoples in the name of conservation i.e. to create protected areas hunter gatherers treated as poachers and be tortured and killed by park rangers so just another issue or series of issues there that people are focused on but i wanted to land on this tweet this johnny again and she says the key points that i want to get across are that we are still here and that we
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will be i don't know more silent no more invisible no more because our lives land water and futures are in jeopardy for the ongoing cycle of indigency and genocide that we are faced with maggie what would you call success at the end of the march when it's over because of course then there's also the women smarts that scheduled there's also pro or anti abortion rights march that so there's a lot of marching that will happen in the capital this weekend but for you what will successful like for the indigenous peoples march at the end of it in terms of missing and murdered in terms of this or that if that is your key issue yes well you know i think it's a bring awareness that you know the all of the systemic used to surrounding the missing and murdered both in canada and the united states has is at epidemic proportions at this point in time there are women going missing girls younger and younger all the time human trafficking trafficking is actually part of the way that
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our young girls are being taken so the end of the march i would like to say that we have a bigger awareness we have a place where people understand what is really causing the issues of why our women are being murdered why our children are being taken from this and disappearing. maggie and thank you both for joining us today and for your time or course be looking forward to that march now to the democratic republic of congo where the outcome of the presidential election has come under scrutiny i was there africa correspondent reports from contrasts the catholic church deployed forty thousand election observers on voting day last month the tally is his opposition leader martin for one sixty one percent of the vote almost twice as many as the official result of thirty four percent of the presidential one attend
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a church on sunday he accuses the kiddie of making a deal with the outgoing president joseph kabila to steal the election for you has gone to the constitutional court to appeal to judges to order a recount calls to end the political crisis are growing the southern african development community wants a recount of the votes or a government of national unity formed the regional body's approval of the electoral process is crucial for the legitimacy of the government and the new president. joins us now with the latest from the. really good to see you i was looking online to see what people were talking about about i came across. who is the head of amnesty international this is what he tweeted out earlier the people of the d r c has suffered more than enough let's show them we have their backs we demand the government must restore internet in s.m.s. stocks cracking down on protests reopen media outlets it's time for a change he appeals to the international community to do something i'm just
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wondering how is your covering this election fallout how are the people reacting how are they dealing with it. right now to give you one they are waiting waiting for the constitutional court to make a ruling on way the villages that katie did did indeed win the election if they rule that he didn't they could order a recount or they could they have to have another election all over again which could take months and that will cost a lot and a lot of money money to be really doesn't have in terms of reaction on the ground it's quiet relatively quiet i mean there was a violent day off the results were announced but it's quiet people waiting patiently they've gotten used to the fact that there's no internet in the early days you saw him being frustrated they couldn't estimate they couldn't go on social media but now it's a case of ok well there's nothing we can do about it is wait for the to be released and then maybe the government on back the internet so generally i can say it's it's
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it's a little bit tame to what you can wait for these results but right now a lot of people understand it really is nothing much they can do until these results are released and we're hearing the judge you could could make a ruling in court as early as friday so we got a lot of comments from people asking us who cover these ongoings this is tony here and he brings up an interesting point i'm hoping you can clear for us because he says we should cover the d.r. congo election results and the uproar from the congolese catholic church to talk to us about the role of the catholic church in this i know that they deploy the election observers now what what's their role now. well they usually influence he had many people here are catholics and yeah when the bishops speak when the priests speak people jim we tend to listen because opinions are divided there are some congolese will say to you why is the church even involved in politics that is not their business they must be out of it but i do
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think in the past of you as never there was a crisis you get a chance to come in try and mediate and it is old that crisis mixed opinions up in may that the catholic church is going to they tally are saying that opposition to the mountain for you won the election with fifty one percent of the votes obviously she's the kiddies support to say that is not true they feel he's the man who won but right now like i said i mean despite what the catholic church is saying the matter is not in the constitutional court it's how those judges are going to rule on friday if they will on friday if they say they need more time we could be waiting until next week and right now for the moment for the most generally most plus the country people are quietly waiting for that announcement and the reaction of course would be if you're unhappy with whoever has won it would have been declared the winner how would the losers react is a be a that could be violent if people don't accept the court decision. what is doing in order to this this is quite an unexpected turn of events what is his role.
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well as you know some people are accusing him of manipulating the election results so that the k.t. is a candidate win this election campaign. he's been very quiet i mean it was a video posted a few days ago of him some kind of their own money and he themes joe told people to be calm and wait for the outcome again of course a lot of people are wondering what is the end game because they feel that it is true that he put to the game by making when the election is on we should unite but if it is true that is a he could be pulling the strings from behind the scenes of the new craze in this one in which nothing much will change in the in the but again i can't deny that but there are questions about his game they know that he took a long time to have this election if he didn't even want it now to happen is he really going to go away quietly and retire or are you still going to be manipulating things behind the thing. i want to bring up an interesting point that
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a couple people have to eat us and they say that there is western influence in this is gene who says i think the elections were chaotic but using this is a by the congolese people as some of the media around the world do with their reports projecting for you all of the winner this creates fiction what isn't acceptable these documents could be easily tempered with and we don't want war another person writes in saying that it is western t.v. and radio stations that are trying to interfere in the decision of the justice and trying to proclaim for the winner so clearly there are people here who are skeptical about the need for a recount. exactly listen one of the rican some people are saying these ballot papers away had they been sitting all the time if there is a recount what guarantee do we have that they have not been tampered with in terms of waste and influence brunt of the very very vocal about this election they feel that martin for you is the one who won this election not she's the katie i think
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you know he does had a meeting in ethiopia today on thursday and they basically think to international unity please don't into the in the d.l.c. politics leave it to the people let them decide the outcome with them was old this crisis african leaders a thing anyone must now put they say in the constitutional court way to me whether the judges say and then after that decision we'll see which way they deal with you go so. again from international african leaders about what to do about controversial african elections this is nothing new it happens pretty much all the time on this continent the key thing of course is how will the people handle this process and would the extent of final result remains to be seen things that are. finally to los angeles california where thousands of teachers are striking for an increase in pay and better work conditions al-jazeera correspondent rob reynolds filed this report from l.a. . tens of thousands of teachers and their supporters rallied in front of the l.a.
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city hall california is among the richest of the fifty us states but ranks forty third in terms of the amount of public funds spent per student half as much as new york not only was the school board says it can't afford all the union's demands in part due to the heavy cost of pension and health benefits the l.a. strike is part of a growing movement teachers in several u.s. states who walked out last year and won higher pay and other concessions how long the l.a. strike will last no one knows with these children's education at stake direct from the picket line we have and we have. from the right. i'm just thinking with strike how's it going. i am sitting in my car right now i'm
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soaked i am upset i have. no clue when this strike is going to be resolved. our demands are many and our power is increasing the students are out there with us in the streets the counselors are out there in the in the streets with us we're seeing now more parents today than ever the weather today is wet and miserable and we are making it a point to say what we believe needs to happen in l.a. today i'm just going to share with us one of the pictures that you took so that we could really get a sense of what it's like on the picket line on my laptop this is what was out just a little while ago he's going back out there. talking to us and he. is not the only one in his car because it is pouring rain in the los angeles area here is another teacher so alyssa tweeted this video of a fellow teacher this is megan an l.a. teacher and she talks about why this strike isn't just about l.a.
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here's what she told the story i definitely think this is the beginning of something or the continuation actually of the hard work of all the teachers who went on strike last year and it's something that's going to continue to spread throughout this country when the fifth largest economy in the struggles to have class sizes that are within a national norm of twenty one to twenty five students norm is in the thirty's if not forty. and it's in one of the most progressive states in the union the very nature of public education is it risky so bradley should reference is the continuation of mass protests we saw in twenty eighteen across the u.s. did this surprise you that to see protests here and l.a. the first time really in thirty years well you know it's not surprising there were twenty one lead up to these protests. we knew it was on the table but when it
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actually happened i mean it was the first time in thirty years as you said. this is new territory for a lot of us here mike what was the moment where you thought i can't take this anymore we have to do something what was that moment so i'm in a teacher for thirteen years i'm also a los angeles unified product and i know from twenty years ago that there have been problems when did i decide to step up and make sure that i put my face in front of all this when i found out that our district superintendent is making three hundred fifty thousand dollars a year when i get my math and i realize that our governor of california is making over one hundred thousand dollars less that. and when they talk about there's no money for students that upsets me we have an investment banker as our district superintendent making over a quarter million dollars you can't find money for students this is how i'm upset.
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and wanted to share this perspective from someone on twitter who saw the package that we played a little bit earlier from our correspondent rob reynolds who talks about forty plus students in one class and so then attacks on twitter says forty plus students in a class could be ok if we had five plus teaching assistants per class which most classes do not so badly i know that you spoke to an art teacher who's juggling a lot what did you learn. yeah on the first day of the strike i connected with an art teacher. is she in one period she has five different curriculums that she'll teach she'll teats ceramics one in two so it's a piece studio art and then she'll teach two separate special education classes and that's spread between forty plus students that one teacher is handling and as she said to me she said it'll make your head explode matt tell us
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a story about your teaching life it won't wake up the wild as to why you need to be on striking off right now. great so i'm a history teacher and you know this is a great example for our students to see democracy in action so as a history teacher and someone who is representing all teachers today this is extremely important for everybody to understand that their voice matters we just got through a general election and one of the reasons that this is time for the president is because our governor gavin newsome needs to start paying attention when we hear about stories in the classroom of forty plus students it is unmanageable i can speak to it personally and i have friends in elementary school i'm an eight year teacher in middle school and it is unrealistic for anybody to to manage the education of twenty five or more students and this is where we need to start valuing. the education that we give our teachers and the opportunities that we put
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in front of them to stay in the classroom so that we can develop the relationships with the students so that we can provide the counselor with the kind of feedback that they need to be able to successfully counsel the students and to be able to create the curriculum that makes learning fun and it's not a boring disengaged classroom like we can remember from when we were kids learning is different now there are so many factors that make the classroom more interesting and more dynamic that we can not create a safe learning environment to implement any of these with forty kids in the classroom so i want to direct our audience to the hash tag for this l a u s d strike and you can see that on twitter and disco through there lots of pictures there this from joel freeman who says day four this is harder than it looks stand up fight back so with that bradley what is the future of negotiations right now where is this going. you know we don't know today we've seen the first positive
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sign you know they have they left the negotiating table last friday. we got news overnight. both sides have agreed to meet today in city hall the mayor will be needing their conversations their meeting in about thirty minutes here at. the. president of the union mr alex her all he said. it would be a little overly optimistic to think that they will get a resolution today. he said there's a good chance that it will go into the weekend and there's a chance that it will go into next week and your teachers to stay fighting he said that the murder that they protest the easier time. i'm just going to wrap up with a look at your twitter page pride in the pouring rain a band of students and music teaches took over the p.a. system as seen as
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a power finish speaking and you can see the rain is and the rain is coming down the weather is measurable but it looks like the teaches ah getting ready for a fight that rosen thank you very much for telling us about the l.a. teachers strike and we'll keep following it with other stories also at al-jazeera don't com you can also follow us on twitter where at a day stream thanks for watching american i will see you next time take. sure true names are. an inspiration. to stories of people who are keeping the spiritual freedom alive. by courageously defending their rights to be.
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disciplined. to be good to. see. what you're saying has now been held in pretrial detention for two years what is his crime. why hasn't he been tried yet why hasn't justice been applied in this case is he detained because he said journalists journalism become a crime. to silence weiss's of truth we will continue our news coverage with professionalism and impartiality our work will remain credible and accurate but journalism is not a crime incarcerating journalists is not acceptable in the immediate release of all colleague to say and all journalists attained in the gyptian jails. and all his colleagues we stand for press freedom.
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to be a child is to be innocent and carefree but it comes to an abrupt end with the burden of young children. with a mother behind box full siblings must spend for each other and decide whether to stick together. the family in the hope of a chance across the us mexico border the other side of the ball a witness documentary al-jazeera. we will recognize that space is a new world striding domain u.s. president unveils his country's most ambitious missile defense plan since the end
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of the cold war. i'm richelle carey this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. council's house speaker nancy pelosi is foreign trip and withdraws from the world economic forum as a government shutdown continues. mass protests in sudan after a child and a doctor or killed in a place packed out on anti-government demonstrators plus a driver comes out on top and the surest dakar rally and power of. korea's president on a space is the new battleground trump says he wants to explore space face weaponry that could shoot down enemy missiles is made the announcement while unveiling a new defense strategy how to kill him reports on the pentagon costs and technology
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could break some trump space mission. for decades american presidents have dreamed of creating the missile shield over america from ronald reagan's star wars you have to today u.s. president donald trump promising a full scale modernization of the military's missile defense systems but he's taking it further literally into space we will recognize that space is a new war fighting domain. with the space course leading the way my upcoming budget will invest in a space based missile defense layer. its new technology it's ultimately going to be a very very big part of our defense and obviously our offense that would be a shift felt worldwide but some experts were quick to point out what the president promised is not actually in the pentagon plan the review itself says the united
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states is very interested in seeking a three way or in space so satellites that could observe missile launches and detect them sooner but there isn't any mention of putting weapons in space yet pentagon said that it would do another study over the next six months or the usability of that idea this sounds like science fiction and it would be exceedingly expensive they want to come up with a laser with the technology doesn't exist yet that they could put on drones to potentially shoot down missiles as they're being a lot so how much would all of that cost while there was a briefing here at the pentagon with senior officials the question was asked over and over again and they refused to answer. bottom line it's easy for the president to make big promises but the pentagon is a backdrop getting money to do it well that's a much harder thing to do particularly al jazeera the pentagon. is a former u.s. department of defense official and a senior fellow at the atlantic council he says there are deep divisions within the
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pentagon over a transplant. back in june of two thousand and eighteen the president ordered the pentagon to start implementing in researching a separate space force and it's widely known that secretary mattis former secretary madison opposed to separate department he slow rolled the department of defense's study of this issue the air force also has been opposed to seeing a space force moved outside of its own control their preferences for a space. command or unified command stays in the air force so i would say absolutely there are severe detractors within the us administration and within the congress including some republicans who do not want to see president trump's space force come to fruition president trump by beating the drum about the need to militarize space could actually create the results that we want to avoid which is a domain in space that sees great powers shift potential conflict to space so again
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this very aggressive posture and aggressive increase in military spending on this potential independent department that would be caught akin to the air force the navy and the marine corps could add could also be detracting to u.s. interests that review ok on the top envoy landed in washington d.c. to discuss a second sound that it's going to annul chop and kept going on. has been leading to nuclearization talks with us and is expected to make the secretary of state like pompei on friday when chloe is following all these developments ran south korean capital seoul. the expected meeting between u.s. secretary of state might come peo and north korean official kim yong chill is expected to restart the momentum that was lost on denuclearization talks between north korea and the u.s. it also comes amid all the positive signals that we've been seeing in the region recently south korean president had urged north korea to take bold practical action
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towards nuclear disarmament now he had also urged the u.s. to consider declaring a formal end to the korean war to encourage north korea to take more steps towards giving up its nuclear program and we've also seen north korean leader kim jong visit beijing to meet with chinese president xi jinping possibly to strategize over a possible upcoming meeting between u.s. president donald trump and kim jong il and now progress since that first meeting took place in singapore in june last year has stalled we've had very little concrete evidence that north korea is getting rid of its nuclear arsenal it has yet to announce a timetable it's still operating its missile bases and it's thought to be continuing to improve its missile capabilities in fact a recently released report by the u.s. missile defense review concluded that north korea remains a significant threat now essentially north korea and the u.s.
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conduct gree on what denuclearization should look like the u.s. wants complete and verifiable denuclearization north korea argues that that would put it in a defenseless position and it wants its actions to be met by corresponding actions by the u.s. either in the form of removing some sanctions or removing its strategic military assets from south korea so that's a huge chasm between the two countries but talks on denuclearization between the u.s. and north korea are still seen as a possible new avenue to peace mission for ministration has withdrawn its delegation from the world i can. formant office citing the government shutdown decision came just hours after he canceled house speaker nancy pelosi as planned overseas tour i can of reports from washington. and the traditional prayer at the opening of a senate session and mention of the hundreds of thousands of federal workers who've gone without pay for nearly a month and the fractious relationship between congressional democrats and the
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president continues to deteriorate in his latest unilateral action president trump canceled an overseas trip by a delegation led by the speak up the house the bus to the airport literally turned around by this executive letter in the light of the eight hundred thousand great american workers not receiving pay i'm sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate the president writes the action described as petty and vindictive i can say that all too often in much two years the president has acted like he's in the fifth grade and. to have someone who has that kind of character running the country is a man norma's problem at every level and we see it now we've seen it over the last two years and my guess is we're going to see it in the future the house speaker continues to insist to call for the perspire moment of the stakes to be union address was based on security concerns arising out of the shutdown is workers make
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a difference in the lives of the american people including security officials who would be protecting the president at the state of the union address. senior republican senator lindsey graham was scathing about both palosi s. request and the president's response one suffer more rick response does not deserve another he said in a tweet speaker pelosi threat to cancel the state of the union is very irresponsible and blatantly political president trumpeter early announced he would not attend the world economic forum gathering in davos now he's canceled the trip of the entire cabinet delegation this in the wake of polls indicating the majority of americans hold him responsible for the partial shutdown. mike hanna al-jazeera washington aired unprecedented move the african union has called on to accredit republic of congo to suspend the final declaration of presidential election results saying there are serious doubts over the vote losing candidate martin phyla has
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filed a court challenge demanding a recount of last month's alate and says he won sixty one percent of the vote contradicting official results which declared rival felix the winner there had been overnight protests in sudan's capital khartoum after a doctor and child were killed during confrontations between police and protesters on thursday thousands of people marched across several cities for yet another day of anti-government demonstrations demanding the president's resignation that omar al bashir remains defiant that is her stephen morgan with more. freedom peace and justice these have been the demands of protesters for nearly a month along with a demand for sudan's president omar al bashir to end his nearly three decades in office and step down well golly even though you're still in one i don't know what our demands are the demands of everyone and god willing we will continue in a group be successful our protest today is large and we are going in the right direction we will go to the presidential palace we just want peace freedom and
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justice like the rest of the world. the protests began last month in the city off its bottom when the government announced it would hike bread prices in a country where inflation is a nearly seventy percent one of the highest in the world hundreds protested to voice their anger the demonstrations have since spread across many cities in sudan including the capitol hill tomb officials have shut schools and universities and cut off access to many social media platforms police have used tear gas and live ammunition as the e.u. and the un called on the government to not use excessive force against those protesting the high commissioner for human rights michel bashfully called on the sudanese government to protect exercise by all people regardless of the political affiliation of their rights freedom of expression and peaceful assembly she also urged all sides to refrain from the use of violence activists say at least fifty have been killed since the protests began the government says that number is twenty four and it's not only the two that came out today several other cities at least
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ten other cities also came out to protest against president bashir they say they want him to leave and had a part in the interim depending council something he said he's not going to do but president bashir has been defiant in the face of the demonstrations he has accused those protesting as being influenced by external forces who want to be we reaffirm that we care about the young and their concerns we call on the young to be positive and preserve their country and not listen to cause that destabilize sudan and its security with the demonstrators making it clear that they want change now the protests are becoming the longest since a gang gained independence and the biggest challenge to president obama to bashir since he came to power twenty nine years ago people more going on today are caught on still ahead on al-jazeera and nation in mourning after a par bomb attack on a police academy in colombia killed eleven people us. from wayne hey reporting from phnom penh where european tariffs may be about to put a dent in one of the best performing economies in the world.


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