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a. also rivals chrysler and to merge into the world's 4th biggest carmaker. and i'm lee a hearty with all of your sports liverpool leave their reserve team to suffer a big defeat back home as they focus on wednesday's club world cup semifinal in qatar. hello it's 1300 hours g.m.t. 8 am in washington d.c. that's where members of the u.s. house of representatives are preparing for a debates and vote that's all but certain to end with impeachment of president donald trump that's because trump's opponents in the democratic party have a majority in the chamber of congress he then faces a trial in the other chamber the senate's where his republican party holds power there 2 thirds of senators would be required to vote in favor for moving him from office. highly unlikely as things stand now trumps again lashed out at the
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democrats describing the impeachment process as an attempted coup in a moment we'll speak to our white house correspondent kimberly houck it 1st so how does the castro who's on capitol hill where the vote and debate will happen to just give us a rundown of the day heidi what should we look forward to. sure to read in just an hour's time is when the full house of representatives will gavel when they'll 1st address some housekeeping procedures followed by the consideration of these 2 articles of impeachment against president trump both of these articles are linked to the allegations that trump use the power of his presidential office to try to solicit election interference from ukraine now the rules for this debate are that it will last 6 hours it will be evenly divided between the 2 parties followed by this vote as you said it is highly expected that trump will be impeached by this
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vote making him only the 3rd president in the u.s. history of 243 years to be impeached by congress this vote is expected to pass almost purely down partisan lines there are no republicans in the house who have said they will vote to impeach the president and very few democrats have expressed any skepticism about this impeachment we are expecting at least one congressman a democrat from new jersey who has said he will vote against impeachment in fact he's incinerating switching parties more democrats who have been on the fence about the impeachment who represent districts where trump is very popular their conservative leaning constituency those democrats have said they will vote to impeach the president saying that they will do this to fulfill their constitutional duty even at risk of voter backlash in their districts so again sometime likely by the end of today we expect that historic vote on the house floor to
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impeach president trump following that in january is when all of this moves to the senate which as you said is controlled by trump's own party the republicans and where 2 thirds of the members of congress of some of the senate would have to vote to convict trump in order to remove him from office heidi on the issue of the democrats is never an issue for them vote. this vote is so partisan and there are really no republicans joining them. that's right you know they've said the house speaker nancy pelosi when all of this started said she wanted this to be a bipartisan impeachment she said that it was crucial in order not to divide the country however that simply hasn't been the case and democrats say that as they gathered more evidence through the course of the impeachment inquiry that they felt it would be irresponsible not to move forward even though they haven't been able to bring apparently any republican colleagues with them they put the stakes of this
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saying that this is defending us democracy and that it must be done now before the 2020 elections in november because they're accusing president trump of trying to cheat in their words to win that very election thus the need for urgency they said even though it is going down almost purely partisan lines the right to heidi will cross back to you a little later thank you for that update from capitol hill let's now bring in our white house correspondent kelly how because kimberly just 24 hours before this vote the president president sends a letter to house speaker nancy pelosi accusing her of declaring open war on americans of markers who what more can you tell us about that letter and whether trump has said anything since. yeah he's been tweeting in fact let's start with the latest coming from the president on twitter in just the last half hour really setting the tone for his mood as he watches this proceeding can you believe that i will be impeached today by the radical left do nothing democrats and i did nothing
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wrong in all caps a terrible thing read the transcripts this should never happen to another president again say our prayer exclamation point it's very clear how the president is feeling right now a little bit of a motion and certainly some an ease on the heels of that letter that you were referencing a 6 page letter that some people called maniacal others said was the president standing up for democracy but the accusations by the president on white house letterhead certainly something that has not been seen before the u.s. president accusing his democratic opposition in the house of representatives of conducting an illegal partisan coup with this impeachment process a perversion of justice and an abuse of power one of the reasons the president is using such strongly worded language has a lot to do with image and the president has been obsessed with his image and how he will be regarded in terms of his legacy from day one you remember his
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inauguration day he was obsessed with the reporting around the crowd size whether it was bigger or larger the president felt that he was being uncovered or he was being covered unfairly and this is another example of that because the president knows he now as of this vote is expected to join a very short list of presidents in u.s. history that have been impeached now the president has a relatively quiet schedule today it's mostly clear we expect because he is going to be watching what's happening on capitol hill with a very notable exception later in the day the president will be leaving the white house and he will be heading to battle creek michigan where he will be holding another one of his great. america great again rallies now why do you think the president's doing that on such a momentous day this is a president that is particularly resilient in the face of such enormous criticism throughout his presidency and he seems to be able to keep going and to have that resiliency because he gets his oxygen if you will from those crowds outside of
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washington he was elected as a president who would sort of dismantle the infrastructure of washington do things differently he's been able to continue to sort of buck the trend in washington if you will because he continues to hold these rallies where he gets the affirmation for what he's doing today no exception and what's really interesting about all of this is that as the president is speaking later on in michigan it could come down around the same time as this historic vote making a very interesting split screen moment in american history certainly will be watching out for them if it were to happen kimberly thank you for that update from washington now india's top court has postponed hearings on a new citizenship law that's provoked protests and violence nationwide the judge's decision provoked more demonstrations in new delhi they want more details about the legislation from the government before considering a petition in january so the law makes it easier for people from afghanistan
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bangladesh and pakistan to gain citizenship but it excludes muslims critics say that's blatant discrimination by a government they accuse of driving a hindu nationalist agenda before people have been killed in demonstrations since the law was introduced the prime minister narendra modi is refusing to back down so rahman is joining us now from new delhi where were saying so hell there have been protests what's the situation like now. it's all those protests dreamed do continue across india and of course we've seen them in delhi again here on wednesday now while the situation remains tense obviously the focus of attention on wednesday was the supreme court because the sun the state in the northeast which really took the brunt of the you might say the civil society violence. hard word in the supreme court on wednesday now their
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lawyers were trying to petition the supreme court to dismiss the whole citizenship amendment act the supreme court as you just mentioned said that they would stay the decision and what that actually means is that they actually approached the government now by saying that the government need to frame the rules of the law that was passed in parliament over a week ago those rules will have to be submitted to the supreme court they will consider those rules and then on january the 22nd everyone will gather i.e. the plaintiffs or should i say the petition is over 60 separate petitions coming from across india from a whole range of complaints about the cia and the government's lawyers will then basically battle it out and fight their corners in front of the supreme court judges led by the chief justice of india day and then we will have a much more clearer decision as to how the supreme court will decide whether this law acts and sits within the parameters of the indian constitution or not yet is
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the feeling salem angst these groups who are protesting who are challenging this is the feeling that the legal challenges that they're put in foreign world will bear any fruit at all. sorry to rain you'll just have to repeat that for me the sound quality i'm sorry if you probably thought that are challenging this law are they hopeful that the legal challenges will be successful . they are hoping that the challenges will be successful obviously this has riled up the public in many different ways and depending on where you are in india there are so many petitions against the cia it's actually interesting to see what type of argument there is people have if you ask people for example university they're predominantly muslim and they feel that
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the law will discriminate against them in the months ahead and discriminate in the sense that if you. basically allow people to gain citizenship based on the fact that you are a hindu migrant to stealing of fled communal violence or religious persecution you get more preferential treatment than the muslims that live here in india however if you take the the argument from the indigenous assamese over in the northeast of the country their issue isn't about a muslim majority muslim minority country or a hindu majority country they're worried about anyone that isn't assamese national who doesn't speak the indigenous language doesn't understand the cultural values of being from a son coming into the state and basically diluting their culture and diluting their very being their argument is much more based on the cultural dilution whereas
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across the country we're seeing more muslim minority people from civil society come out onto the streets thinking that they are not going to have the rights of an indian if because of their religion basically all right or so how raman with an update from new delhi thank you. well i mean news ahead coming up in just a moment record temperatures in australia make the battle against bushfires all the more difficult. 10 years ago more than 50 people were massacred in the philippines now their families wait for the court to deliver their verdict in sport le bron james and the l.a. lakers fail to hold on to their 14 game winning streak player has one coming up. but 1st 23 civilians have been killed in the latest round of russian and syrian government air attacks on rebel held areas of northwestern syria shelling in
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airstrikes in the province have escalated in recent weeks the reports. the attacks on the province are relentless are intensifying and witnesses say the majority of victims are civilians swallow them to paramedics known as the white helmet so there would be minutes to do what they've done thousands of times during the war trying to save the lives of civilians. out of a good mood at about 11 o'clock in the morning a fighter jet believed to be russian carried out 6 successive air raids in the mud johnny and yoked in areas they targeted displaced people living in tents one girl was killed and 6 others injured in critical condition or rushed to hospital in the civil defense cristal combing the area searching for survivors. the jamma was one of $35.00 villages hit by russian and syrian government forces in a province in the last 48 hours opposition activists say president bashar al
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assad's government appears to be preparing for a ground offensive it's a mist to secure the main highway linking the capital damascus with the northern city of aleppo the increase in attacks is having a devastating impact on people here this man's wife and 3. daughters were killed in an airstrike 4000000 syrians live in adelaide province which is under the control of hyatt therea al sham an armed group with form a link to al qaeda the airstrikes on the northwestern province are in breach of the deescalation deal rusher in turkey agreed last september but the syrian government says recapturing the province is just a matter of time the turia gayton be al jazeera. while the conflict in syria and elsewhere in the region are on the agenda for muslim leaders meeting in malaysia they're looking at ways to tackle problems facing the islamic world let's bring in mohammed val he's joining us from kuala lumpur from that summit so how will they be
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addressing the challenges facing the islamic world. well the leaders have just met or some of those who have arrived have just met with the malaysian prime minister at a welcoming dinner in which he talked about your question he basically said that we have to be doing something we feel that we have to be doing something for the bettering of the lot of them was human world and that's what just one of many subjects within this framework that he talked about will make part of the program of this summit it was very interesting that he talked at the beginning of his short speech about tolerance and about coexistence between peaceful coexistence existence between muslims of all of the majority of muslims of malaysia and non muslim minority here because that sets the stage for one of the main subjects of this summit which she's at the scene islamophobia take a listen to this report for more details. tight security at this kuala lumpur
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convention center organizers say muslim leaders meeting here are taking a new approach to handling the challenges facing the islamic world you have to start with problem and then vacation right well of the shoes that need that inflate . and come up with some solutions aren't you how to overcome them and not just. talk but something concrete the leaders of 3 sunni nations malaysia turkey and qatar are leading this initiative and are joined by iranian president hassan rowhani high level delegations from indonesia and pakistan are also here. but pakistani prime minister imran khan canceled the day before after visiting saudi arabia a decision made media reports the saudis are concerned the summit could lead to the creation of a rival muslim body to the saudis that organization of islamic cooperation i see
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the possibility that oh i see as it was in vision. 60 or 70 years ago may not be relevant for the future of the muslim world and this scale summit provides an opportunity to the muslim leadership coming from diverse backgrounds to deliberate more extensively on this question i think they really do why didn't there's nothing like that we're not going to compete with anybody and in fact. that's how we raise is complementing it's time consuming the life he. had there who is not going to replace the hope to take over from waverley and he's not going to be a blow to the gates say they are here to tackle islamophobia and promote the interests of 1700000000 muslims through concrete joint action and there was no shortage of pressing issues to discuss but you clued the conflicts in yemen libya syria and afghanistan on arrest in iraq and lebanon and the plight of muslims in myanmar and
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indian administered kashmir summits organizers say although meetings like this are often convened to try and tackle conflict and wars in the muslim world this one is different they say its theme the role of development in achieving national sovereignty shows reviving cultures and strengthening economies are seen as means to overcoming problems for that to be achieved a strong political leadership in the muslim world a clear vision and close coordination are needed to. it's important to note that many people have been waiting for asses to some of the questions there is a lot of anticipation there's been a lot of anticipation doing the last several days about 2 main issues one of them is where the real things will be addressed whether real decisions will be taken whether this summit will be different from the islamic summits that have been taking place over the last several decades. one of the prime minister of malaysia
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in his welcoming speech a while ago he talked only about some specific initiatives that will be announced at the end of these days of discussion here he did not elaborate he did not give data details but people across the islamic world are looking at this summit and asking where there will be anything different this time around remember the discussion also during the last few days about whether this summit is going to be the beginning of the creation of a new bloc that will try to supersede the oh i see the islamic cooperation organization which is usually led by saudi arabia a fact that has raised concern among the saudi leadership there we have seen the pressure that has been put on both pakistan and indonesia the president of indonesia and the prime minister of pakistan finally have canceled on attending this summit so that tension has been also addressed here during the last 2 days by the leadership here some of the people organizing the summit told odyssey about
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that no way this is going to be a replacement of the oh i see no way this is going to be a new islamic conference but still some analysts are still talking about the fact that it could be a strong signal to the saudis who lead the islamic cooperation organization that they really have to do something to begin to do real things for the muslim world otherwise something else could be initiated turkey malaysia and qatar are known to be countries that have some interesting experiences of ministration and governance so if they come together and put the united act probably that will be interesting for the islamic world towards right to look at the probable alternative ok mohamed valve thank you for that update from kuala lumpur. well it's not just war and famine creating refugees global warming is quickly becoming another major factor so the world bank estimates that by 2050 there will be a 143000000 people who've had to leave their homes from latin america sub-saharan
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africa and southeast asia alone and 201718 1000000 people were forced to leave their countries because of natural disasters almost a 1000000000 people live in areas considered to be very high or high risk from climate change dangers and millions of children in bangladesh are among them floods and erosion are driving families to city slums town fair choudhry spoke to some of those affected in dhaka. more than a 1000000 bangladeshis live in slums such as this here in dhaka according to world bank around 400000 people moved to capital dhaka city alone every year and lung then 70 percent of them movie are due to some sort of environmental shock most of them come here from looking for work because they have lost their livelihood in the rural areas due to a natural disaster and i got a match. we had to move to decide to do you 2 floods and we've rouge and in our
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village were displaced people i couldn't make a living there that's why i came here to work but we cannot afford to build a home here in the city bangladesh contributes just around 0.4 metric ton part capita to the carbon emission falling climate change yet it suffers disproportionately due to environmental changes recently un reports say that more than 19000000 children in bangladesh are threatening due to climate induced environmental disasters posing a major challenge for bangladesh in coming decades a country with one of the fastest growing economy in the world. australia has experienced its hottest day on record the average temperature across the country on tuesday was nearly $41.00 degrees celsius that record could be broken on wednesday as it's only the start of the southern hemisphere summer soaring temperatures have made things worse for crews dealing with more than 100 bushfires in the eastern state of new south wales andrew thomas has this update from sydney what australia's
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bureau of meteorology has measured is the average maximum temperature nationwide and on that basis they say that the 48.9 degrees average maximum on tuesday was higher than the previous record of 40.3 degrees set in 2030 in other words more places in australia reached their hottest temperature at the same time than had ever happened before now it's been hot for weeks here sydney has been in drought and the bushfires that are burning right across the state of new south wales queensland western australia and indeed some parts of it toria are unprecedented all of this is piling pressure on australia's government to do more about climate change to do more about cutting its emissions australia's government says that the current hot weather may be to do with climate change as no direct link between humans climate change and this hot weather not good enough say the
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government's opponents australia is negligent in its duty given how profoundly climate change is affecting this country and how hot it has been for so long. let's cross over to kevin who will tell us more about australia record heat wave kevin that's right we have been talking about the heat in the bushfires for quite a while now even before we came into the summertime months look at the satellite not a lot of clouds on here very dry scenario we have a few pop up clouds but overnight we had seen a lot of that dissipate in the few up towards the north as well very dry of course we're still talking about the ongoing drought situation across much of victoria as well as new south wales in parts of queensland and as we said on tuesday $40.00 that was the record beating the 2013 as we go towards wednesday we're not quite sure if it broke a record yet but these were the actual temperatures across some of the areas melbourne had 40 adelaide had 42 so do a hit $46.00 in alice springs had about $44.00 well above the norms for this time
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of year actually adelaide would be about 14 degrees above average up towards to do it was 18 degrees above average now as we go towards the next couple of days we're going to be seeing those temperatures still really holding on across much of south australia with adelaide about $42.00 degrees here now we do have a frontal boundary that would be pushing over here towards the east unfortunately any place east of this one will still be very warm we're going to be seeing melbourne on friday at about $38.00 degrees by the time though we do get towards saturday we are going to see a break across the bite as well as parts of new south wales but over here towards ease it is still going to be quite warm with sydney at about 35 back to you. kevin thank you very much will a new inquest has begun in london to determine whether air pollution contributed to the death of a schoolgirl 9 year old delicacy deborah suffered a faced so attack 6 years ago just a couple one reports the human cost of air pollution a grieving mother seeking answers into her daughter's death rosamond kissy deborah
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arriving at coroner's court where she hopes to prove that or taught her ella died from london's unlawfully high air pollution. elo was 7 when she developed severe asthma she was dead by the time she was 9 in those 2 years ella who lived near a very busy road was hospitalized 29 times 27 of those came when air pollution spiked scientists say ela is not an isolated case doctors see hundreds of children every year struggling to breathe needing medicine to keep them from choking on the harmful unseen gases and particles in the air anywhere that has a very high intensity of traffic within a small area there are going to be a lot of children whose are so far is affected by at least. there is no denying london's air is filthy the traffic is relentless diesel taxis and
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trucks we'll harmful emissions and new research shows it's not just our lungs that are affected pollution has been linked to heart disease trial the development strokes and even dementia measuring pollution levels tiny particles that can't be seen but are small enough to pre air pollution most piers is is invisible and that's why it's really important that we have stations and maps that we produce and forecasts so that people can see where protein is like even though because she pushes an ultra low emission zone was introduced last spring the most polluting cars and trucks must pay $30.00 a day to drive in the city center early results show it's working it's been more successful than we expected no other city of the world will about that kind of transition from close to plate of it so it does signal these kind of play you just do. the zone will be extended to
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a much larger part of the city in october 2021 but 22 months is a long time for infant lungs a key stages of development the improvements can come quickly and. for those whose lives are endangered by deadly emissions jessica baldwin al jazeera. much more still to come on this al-jazeera news hour including the shipping industry lays out how it plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions and sport they had of italian football of all of. your racism campaign gone wrong. investigative journalism the world during a. global experts and discussion 3 times you got a deal and you disagree with the deal because of the terrible twos the worst of all it was brought to us we're going to have stories from other and. open your eyes to
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following on the top stories on the al-jazeera news our members of the full u.s. house of representatives are gathering right now on capitol hill to debate and then vote on the impeachment of president. the democrats describing the impeachment process as an attempt to. protesters against the new citizenship was. next month judges say they need more details from the government. at least $23.00 civilians have been killed in the latest round of russian attacks on the rebel held areas of northwestern syria shelling an airstrike in the province of escalated and recent weeks. while returning to the impending impeachment of u.s. president donald trump looks at the case for and against removing trump from office . to unravel when the us president picked up his phone in july
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a call to the president of ukraine what was said anough for a whistleblower to file a complaint that made it to congress the allegation was that trump was holding hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid meant for your brain which was fighting off russian aggression intil the ukrainian president promised to investigate trump's potential political rival former u.s. vice president joe biden and his son hunter who had worked in ukraine in damage control mode the white house released notes from the call it did more damage because as the notes point out as the ukrainian president is promising to buy more u.s. missiles trump responds i would like you to do us a favor though he goes on to ask for investigations into a debate conspiracy theory about the election and later brings up the bidens the president must be held accountable no one is above the law that's when democrats announced an impeachment inquiry would begin the white house refused to cooperate
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but several career diplomats came forward anyway they testified under oath that it all really happened colonel alexander vin min listen to the call and later reported it to white house lawyers it was improper for the president of the united states to demand a foreign government investigate a u.s. citizen and a political opponent the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine testified that she was removed from her position because she wanted to fight corruption so the president's personal lawyer rudy giuliani pushed to get her removed and our anti-corruption efforts got in the way of a desire for profit or power ukrainians who prefer to play by the old corrupt rules sought to remove me what continues to amaze me. is that they found americans willing to partner with them and working together they apparently succeeded in orchestrating the removal of a u.s. ambassador others described a small group of people chosen by the president as running
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a kind of shadow back channel u.s. policy in ukraine midst it became clear to me that giuliani's efforts to gin up politically motivated investigations were now infecting u.s. engagement with ukraine leveraging president selenski desire for a white house meeting to withhold that systems for no good reason other than help with the political campaign made no sense it was it was counterproductive to all of what we had been trying to do. it was illogical it could not be explained it was crazy trumped meeting was going to happen and then came the surprising testimony from ambassador gordon sunland who changed his testimony from what he 1st told congress was there a quid pro quo as i testified previously with regard to the requested white house call and the white house meeting the answer is yes someone was a donor to the president's inauguration rewarded with an ambassadorship to the european union he was center to the plot and he said everyone was in
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a suggestion that we were engaged in some irregular or rogue diplomacy is absolutely false the leadership of the state department the national security council and the white house were all informed about the ukraine efforts and another state department official testified he heard some one on the phone with the president during the lunch ambassador silence said he was going to call president trump to give an update master stalin placed a call on his mobile phone i heard of announce himself several times along the lines of courting song and holding for the president i've entered president from ask so he's going to do the investigation. basser song replied that he's going to do it adding that president selenski will do anything you ask him to do with that democrats say they've made the case for 2 counts of impeachment one for abuse of power the 2nd for obstruction of congress. the vote out of the committee split down
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party lines with republicans launching very defenses 2 key facts have not changed that are critical to these impeachment proceedings one ukraine in fact received the aid and 2 there was no investigation into the bidens i have never in my entire life seen such an unfair rigged railroad job against the president of the united states and threw it on the president remained defiant it's a witch hunt it's a sham it's a hoax a slight majority of americans polled actually support impeachment and removal but not by much and as of now the vote is expected to be partisan which would leave trump in office that could change of public opinion does during the trial setting up a high stakes gamble that will impact the president the country and the world. al-jazeera washington at least 14 people have been killed in an attack by armed group boko
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haram in chad's it happened in the village of kike on the shores of lake chad close to nigeria's border 5 other people were injured and 13 are missing. a disabled palestinian man has watched israeli demolition crews destroy his home for the 4th time in 20 years. vowing to rebuild again saying the land an occupied east jerusalem is his rights groups say is really demolitions increase this year the estimates a couple of months ago was more than $200.00 palestinians have had their homes flattened. this is my land i have the right to live in it and i will rebuild it whether they agree or not i will keep building my home on my land for as long as i live burundi is one of many countries in africa where refugees are a major concern thousands fled 4 years ago amid political violence connected to the presidential election and as catherine sawyer reports many refugees have returned
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home from camps in neighboring countries but others say they're too afraid to return. and his family has just returned home from my refugee camp in kenya. they fled in 2015 at the height of political violence that broke out of a president. brings home a new son born in the camp and he's hoping another election scheduled for next year will go ahead peacefully. my parents are planted me where my house was find a way to i just need to find a place to stay. about a 100 kilometers southwest of quails home another family that's returned from a comp in tanzania is settling back one weekend a gracious leaves in a room longer province on the shores of lake tanganyika. i lived in 2015 because i was i witnessed the ethnic conflict from 993 so i fled with my family because i did
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not want them to experience what i did but i'm tired of running and i will stay here no matter what happens. government officials in both have told refugees in neighboring countries that the country's peaceful they say their repatch ration from tanzania is voluntary but some human rights campaigners say food rations in the camps have been reduced and refugees movements restricted more than 8000 have come back home in the last year but many are the deal in refugee camp. they are not ready to walk on. their own grave that. could also can balance. the name. a youth wing of the ruling party seems to invoke fear in many places those people are effectively spies for the ruling party and when someone new returns they instantly are going to suspect the person so we've heard cases of
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disappearances we've heard cases of pressure immediate pressure to join the ruling party or suffer the consequences and we've heard cases of people immediately returning back to tanzania because they just found the situation was intolerable government officials deny the accusations. been a recurring year younger members of the ruling party didn't cause any harm and everything even in the countryside is peaceful return ease of being welcomed back very warmly. joe v.s.a.t. hopes he can stay out of politics and keep his family safe catherine sawyer does iraq. well this week the philippine supreme court is set to deliver its verdict on one of the country's worst mass killings 58 people died in the 2009 massacre many of them journalists around 100 people have been on trial for their murder from my guns in our province general and dog and looks back at what happened. even for
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a country long gripped by violence it was a shocking crime. on the morning of november 23rd 2009 a convoy of vehicles carrying journalists and members of a political family were on their way to an electoral event in mugging down the province in the southern philippines they never reached their destination a gang of armed men stopped and forced them to a hilltop in the village of muscle. there they were repeatedly shocked 58 people were killed over a period of hours and bearing in a mass grave 32 were journalists others were members of the of the data family political rivals to the powerful impact on plant growth wonderful mission to key witnesses interviewed exclusively by al-jazeera said the armed men were working for the late governor on the number 2 on and sons and that they witnessed how the
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family planned and executed the victims. since then 2 governments have come and gone and there have been no convictions the man with the doubt the family decided to take their case to the courts and it was or it. was. but the case has been difficult from the beginning more than 200 people are accused more than a 100 are in jail and at least 80 at large now supreme court officials see fort dix are expected this month. this memorial was built on the same hills where the victims were murdered the mugging than the last a car was one of the country's worst cases of political violence and the single deadliest attack against journalists in global history. the families of those who died see fighting for justice has been difficult and painful so none of them are
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the rightful justice we expect nothing more than a full conviction for the most barbaric human act they have could meet their we waited for law and suffered so much. the families say for years they felt abandoned by the government and the public the see has become apathetic in the case but they remain determent fighting not just for justice but to be remembered and they chew their cud she will not forget the brutality of what happened 10 years ago in the village of massai jim duggan al-jazeera in the province of the philippines a merger has been announced in the car and the street to create the world's 4th largest manufacturer fia chrysler and p.s.a. owners off in france have agreed a $34000000000.00 high up both companies have assured production line workers that no factory closures are planned let's speak to
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a gym sacre he's the director of the center for automotive management of love her university of us in the u.k. that's where he's joining us from thanks for being with us on the al-jazeera news hour what's your initial reaction to news of this merger when it says strategically it makes sense for both companies it's something which has been looking for a number of years and it makes a lot of sense because fundamentally fear is struggling and between the 2 companies joining together gives them are a critical mass when it comes to investment in the new technologies going forward. so how do you see this then playing out the companies are saying that it's expected to be completed within 12 to 15 months but that of course is pending approval by shareholders of both companies as well as regulators any hurdles you foresee in that process. i think there's a number is a lot of work needs to be done to bring the 2 companies together i think the issue
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is that obviously the italian government and the regulators won't want any redundancies to take place in italy the french government again not want any redundancies and then opel in germany they won't want redundancies in factory closures either and that leaves organizations like vauxhall in the u.k. very much on the limb and you could i could sort foresee a situation where there could be closures of ellesmere port and in the u.k. especially if brakes it goes ahead in the format that it only proposed and if it does actually go ahead and it happens what impact do you think it's going to have on the sort of the global war car industry what if it goes ahead i think it does make the make them a bit more competitive you know it still it opens up the u.s. market for persia which is good for them but it doesn't really make any inroads into china which is obviously a market place which both persia and citron would actually want to get involved in
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i think the interesting part about this is that you've got 15 car brains being brought together under these 2 companies and some of those are not really sustainable on their own so organizations like most are r.t.l. for oh my oh could be brains that the organization wishes to sell off maybe to chinese investors or other car companies who may be looking at those type of brains to develop all right i'll leave it there we thank you jim sacre hurst speaking to us from the u.k. . thank you rushing to. now getting a job in iran provides a lifeline for many in afghanistan the thousands of afghan workers are leaving iran every week that's as the economy struggles because of tough u.s. sanctions as a big has morphed into afghan refugees have been the arriving here in iran since 1979 when the soviet union invaded their country continued conflict and the united states we're now friends stand sort of further influence there now iran 3000000
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afghan refugees in iran and here in eastern iraq many live and work and sometimes tiny little shops scattered around the area and although many have been here for decades they still feel that there are some barriers towards integration which. we have problems we don't get certain things because we are afghan studying at university is an issue they make excuses for us not to attend also we can't own property or a car or even a sim card we can even have these things in our own name i have legal documents to stay but we need to extend it every year and there's a fee for the wrong spends $150000000.00 and you know what if you make children and this is just a great deal of those children now stands at 69 percent the united states sanctions against iran and high inflation is making life increasingly difficult for those the flights to this country. health care records of as many as 50000000 people in canada have been compromised as a result of
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a cyber attack personal information belonging to patients of the country's largest lab test provider were stolen life lab says it's taken steps to secure their private records it also says the data breach was limited to patients from ontario and british columbia. shipowners facing pressure to drastically reduce carbon emissions from the so-called dirty fuel are proposing a $5000000000.00 research fund to help shipping associations plan a mandatory tax of $2.00 per tonne of fuel burned that would be spent on developing cleaner technologies like more efficient engines the shipping industry is blamed for 2.2 percent of c o 2 emissions worldwide the united nations wants a 50 percent reduction within 30 years jo darren is an aviation and shipping manager at the european federation for transport environment and she doesn't think the plan is serious enough the fuel levy that they're proposing is in effect
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a drop in the ocean and it's actually worse than that it's actually a distraction from our point of view if you look at the actual a few livi that they're proposing and it's less than one percent of the price that they pay for their fuel so we don't think it's enough to encourage the industry to use cleaner fuels than the dirty ones that they use now and if we compare it back to europe and the price and the fuel it that they're using is actually $40.00 times cheaper than the actual current price that we pay shere for anything c o $2.00 in europe so we think it won't be enough to change the industry's behavior and the revenues generated will definitely be not enough to arrive to the target of reducing 50 percent of their emissions pope francis has announced that a secrecy policy will no longer apply to cases involving the sexual abuse of children in the past the catholic church kept sex abuse cases confidential saying
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it was to protect victims on the reputation of the q's. it is a step forward in terms of transparency. for the victims on the. legal systems around the world which requests the documentation from the ongoing trials a bring it into the legal systems in order to facilitate their work. the 1st of the season between.
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and again time for the sports news with lia thanks tureen we start with the club world cup happening right here in doha liverpool kick off their campaign against monterrey later on wednesday that's today in qatar well let's cross over to our correspondent andy richardson who is live for us outside khalifa international stadium in a rainy doha andy what chance does monterrey have here of causing an upset. yeah it would be an upset there i mean to become the 1st same from their region to get through to the final of the club world cup they're here by virtue of beating the qatar champions in the previous round they won 32 a really entertaining game lot of great goals in that match but feel defensive when this is on show for months right which i'm sure the liverpool coaching staff will be taking a close look at we heard yesterday from defender nicholas sanchez and also that
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card chance tony mohamad bazzi from argentina really emphasizing points made by flamengo the brazilian same that are already through to the final that the south americans and central americans this is a hugely important sort of it's saying that they accept the european football does not provide the elite standard of competition the south american players are leaving the consonance a younger and younger ages to come play over in europe but this is a chance for that part of the world to really reassert itself on a global stage and sanchez said to him this is just like an added bonus during the season this is a real career highlights and it's really been a strange 24 hours for liverpool and can you explain a bit how they managed to lose in england while the teams actually here in tar has that we're. all pretty bizarre i mean it's the demands of modern day football playing at being expected to play in 2 competitions on 2 continents in 22 hours the consequence was that a junior team left behind in the u.k.
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lost 5 nil to austin villa. in the league cup so in the 11 month unbeaten run in domestic football bit of out it incenses perhaps for the senior team over here cats are not to crash out of 2 competitions in quick succession would be pushing it perhaps to say that this was a priority for liverpool coach jurgen klopp but so winning trophies and good habits of being there was a point in time at the end of his reign it's been in germany at the start of his tenure at liverpool where you were lost 6 consecutive finals he could now when 3 on the bounce he's just won the champions league in the life super cup with liverpool worth mentioning as well the flamingo the brazilian scene we saw playing last night most of their fans seem to have come with them from brazil to liverpool this club said this is a chance for him to take his team to a part of the world where they are very popular liverpool has a huge global base and particularly in the middle east in the arab world everybody wanting to see mohammed of egypt serve a striker who's had such an influence of the club over the last 2 or 3 seasons so
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there is huge anticipation around head of this game and then in 3 years exactly from today will be the 2022 world cup final do you think fever has been happy with what they've seen so far. that starts coincide with qatar national the 18th of december so that will be the final in 3 years' time i mean one step back for the organizers they would jutes open a new world cup stadium for this match the coincide with the national the new education city stadium it is ready it's finished but they haven't gone through the necessary safety checks so as it is they're playing here at the khalifa stadium so a few alarm bells there for 3 for the never like to see deadlines being missed in a big test for this stadium which now has to host 5 matches in 5 days so a big test of the surface there but aside from that it's an opportunity for the organizers to test out fans on serving alcohol for the 1st time to test out the new metro system to move moving found across the city and also testing out the new
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training facilities that have sprung up all over doha which got a. it sums up from the pull of the press conference yesterday and one thing that a lot of the visiting friends are mentioning is that all they've heard about is how horse is here in darwin some of american planning it's too cold. well and they stay warm and dry because i think it's going to rain later on tonight to thank you and joining us. well police are surrounding barcelona's new camp stadium ahead of the 1st el classico of the season against real madrid that's after one of catalonia separatist groups set around $25000.00 protesters would attempt to block fans from getting into wednesday's match it's already been postponed from october due to political unrest in the region the teams are locked together at the top of the league but it's barstow who lead on goal difference. italy's top flight football league sciri are as apologize for using paintings of monkeys as part of an anti racism campaign it follows widespread criticism even from italian clubs roma and ac milan sciri initially said the paintings were intended to spread the values of
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integration multiculturalism and brotherhood however the league's chief executive is now concerned. conceded in a statement rather that the artwork is indeed an appropriate and in the n.b.a. the l.a. lakers could not hold on to their 14 game winning streak the indiana pacers were too much for le bron and his men on tuesday. scored 26 points and malcolm brogden made a tie breaking reverse layup with 36 seconds left james answered with 20 points of his own but missed this very critical 3 pointer that would have given the lakers a lead with 11 seconds to go lakers losing at one of $5.00 to $1.00 or 2. well that's it for me hand you back over tutoring all right thank you very much and you can find much more sports news on our web site you'll also find the day's top stories there it is al jazeera back in just a moment with our top story of the day and that is the impeachment of the u.s. president donald trump much more coming up right here on al-jazeera in just
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