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witness on al-jazeera. india's government approves a $500000000.00 budget for a controversial population survey the critics say could be used to discriminate against muslims. hello and welcome i'm peter told me you're watching out of syria live from our headquarters here in doha also coming up. at least 8 people are killed a syrian government jet strike a school sheltering displaced people turkey is now pressing russia to mediate to troops. as violence escalates in libya turkey considers providing military support for the un backed government in tripoli plus. i was. done and i'll tell you how the
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country is trying to move away from its hydrocarbon economy and finding investment in renewable sources. india's cabinet has announced new guidelines and approved funding for an updated national population register the critics fear it could be used to further discriminate against muslims the survey was introduced in 2010 but for the 1st time people will be asked to share information about the date and place of birth of their parents this will also they'll also be asked to give details of identity documents like voter cards driving licenses and passports the government's approved more than $500000000.00 in funding for the exercise. meanwhile protests continue across the country against the new citizenship legislation is widely seen as being anti muslim since it was passed 2 weeks ago at least 25 people have been killed in
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the violence elizabeth iran has more on the latest on rust. marching to the beat of their own drum thousands of people that defied a bat on public gatherings in the indian capital. out there pose a recently passed the law that grant citizenship to religious minorities from ghana's fon pakistan and bangladesh but excludes muslims i think this lawyer he's an existential threat to the idea of a secular india as it is defined in the constitution. on the back of the many other you know things that causes all resentment against the government it's not one thing it's an accumulated resentment against his government a government critics say is using ideological issues like religion to distract people from the problems facing the country their real issue is the economy's on the slowdown that unemployment it is. in the last 4 years that.
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distress and in order to divert attention from both. the people here say they won't let the government do that was the people here chanting slogans against the government and the thought police were told earlier to detain demonstrations they just watching from the sidelines. they were even bigger protests elsewhere from as some of the northeastern sounded in the south but the governing be j.p. insists these a small sporadic protests being prompted by political parties look at the protests today it is the protest you were just you just you just came from. you know in a city of one kind or 30 lakh people if you have 200 people to 300 people and you say that this protest do you think that's an element please give me a break the idea i live by the government has launched a campaign on social media to calm the anger in the muslim community really want to
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assure them that there is really no real grounds for wanting what is a count this act does not discriminate against them because of india's supreme court is expected to hear the case next month. for the government of the day and modi. since protests pose the biggest challenge since he came to power 5 years ago elizabeth raanan al jazeera you daddy well earlier we spoke with but it's a go put us well me a senior fellow at the observer research foundation he says the government's announcement on the national population register is poorly timed this announcement comes at the heels of the old citizenship amendment bill so you know at one level you're trying to reassure the public that it's not discriminate or have the other level you're trying to put your foot on the gas and saying we're going to. embark on such and diverse. so that it is in its work i mean poorly judged and. at many
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levels it also i don't know that so confuse government or do not know in which direction that they want to head a bit but they're very clear about one thing it's very clear that they're not going to back off from the citizenship amendment bowl despite the protests i think that has plans of the b.g.p. the ruling party reaching out to a majority of people to reassure them and articulating give us now wouldn't that be the logical 1st step then allocating funding for this and making a big announcement for this so i worry that such steps might be too little too late and if the government wants to dowse tensions up that that's where they should have proceeded. at least 8 people including 5 children have been killed by a syrian government strike targeting a school it happened in the town of job in the province of idlib the last rebel held enclave hundreds of displaced syrians have been sheltering in the school when it was hit syrian government forces backed by their russian allies have made steady gains since launching an offensive to retake it last week
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a wave of syrian refugees are fleeing the fighting moving towards the border with turkey the dough is on the turkey syria border he says the refugees are now under even more pressure. well the humanitarian crisis is huge and it's keeping on growing because more and more people are being uprooted from their homes. started with the city of martin which was the target all for the initial strikes bottle bombs underground shelling but now we're seeing other places also reporting people fleeing from them after being targeted by syrian forces sworn a mission to take every last bit of territory that is in the homs all through our position we are right now one of the hobs for the turkish charity to which is helping the refugees on the other side of the border
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and speaking to a senior all fishel who told us that they have been trying us much as possible to help the people who are fleeing 100 under 25000 was the count of this tendency of rising and he says there must be up to 150000 of the moment and he says they cannot provide each family with its own individual talent they've been forced to build this must have tents on high heel to avoid flooding of course and they are communicating up 200 people in every tent have separate the men and the women but he says there is a lot of suspicion between the people because it has been home to people who. fled to places like aleppo and other places that the regime had targeted before and he says there are so many other people who have set up tents on the sides of the road i'm going not want to mingle with the rest of the refugees and he fears for their health because they don't have sanitation they don't have clean water and they do
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not have food as well and of the moment they say that if you just cannot cook for themselves he says they are forced to to to to provide them with warm mails. well as formally advises the u.s. state department on syria he says without outside intervention it will fall to government forces and civilians will pay the price the latest escalation is around moderate in our no man is really just 15 to 20 miles south of it city and this campaign which began in april and which has displaced about half a 1000000 people already is well on its way to probably capturing the rest of the the province a foreign intervention by an outside power anyone who is worried in 2016 when i looked it was falling and was aghast at images of people seeking
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refuge in europe and drowning in the mediterranean should be extremely worried because you have $3000000.00 people civilians there are now at risk and will do whatever they can to escape certain death and which mean wishing toward turkey pushing toward europe pushing toward lebanon pushing toward anywhere else but. the hell that the russians have created for them this is the same scenario that has been playing out in syria since 2011 homes rest and. aleppo now it's live we know how this is going to go and really the world has only watched it searing customs officials of seize the assets of the country's wealthiest businessman it's the 1st time an order has been issued for rami maher kloof he's the cousin of the president bashar al assad has been accused of important products including oil and gas without paying charges or fees the e.u. and the u.s. have already imposed sanctions on marcos who reportedly control 60 percent of the
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syrian economy. but has suffered one of its worst attacks in recent years fighters launched an assault on an army base in our been in the and a town nearby the government says 35 civilians were killed and 80 fighters were shot dead. during president obama we have to think about solidarity and national cohesion people women for the most part were getting water and got murdered in cold blood by the terrorists while they were retreating we must show compassion with the populations that is why all flags will fly at half mast for 2 days and all christmas celebrations are cancelled overkeen a faster was once a pocket of calm in lisa held region but security has deteriorated over the past 5 years the ousting of the long time president blaise campione in october of 24 teen created a security vacuum which has been exploited by several groups as well as homegrown faces groups from mali affiliated with al qaeda and i sold across the border and
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added to the unrest the u.n. says more than 700 people have been killed since 2015 most half a 1000000 have been displaced. international affairs professor william lawrence says the scale of this late sister attack is staggering. well there's been hundreds of attacks this year one group said it was a 7000 percent increase in the year before but they usually have very low lethality if you look at the list of attacks it's one or 2 victims this is the worst attack ever as far as i know and between a fossil which had its 1st terrorism attacks only in 2015 and both the frequency and lethality of attacks have increasing but this is much much worse this is a group led by someone from being a fast moving fighters from key belfast so even though they launch attacks from mali and while they are trying to sow chaos and they are under pressure from the french their main goal is to liberate this area and establish an islamic state not
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unlike what we saw in the north of mali in in 2012 and so they're going to keep going you know whatever the french are doing and whatever. the other secure the security forces in the region are doing they're going to keep attacking and continue to recruit people because the security forces in burkean have themselves been committing some atrocities as have defense forces and so populations are kind of on the run now and they don't know who to trust still to come here on al-jazeera will examine the roots of the crisis in chile and across latin america after a year of unprecedented on rest. and we were told the guy will be in bethlehem the spouses of christian pilgrims from around the world gather to celebrate christmas.
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was. hello again and welcome back to international weather forecast well this hour i do want to start here in tehran not a lot of activity on our satellite that's not really the problem in terms of whether it's actually the very bad air quality that they have been dealing with over the last week and a half and as you can see really bringing that visibility down schools have been closed since last week when they're going to be closed this week as well and unfortunately we're not going to be seeing much of a break until the system out here towards the west starts to move in and that system is going to cause a lot of problems in terms of flooding anywhere from turkey syria down towards parts of lebanon as well as into israel even towards egypt you could be seeing some very heavy rain over the next few days wednesday the rain and the winds will be the big problem and then we're going to be seeing the snow start to accumulate in those higher elevations as well you can see over here towards tehran we do expect to see
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some rain coming in in terms of how much rain well it is going to be centered mostly up here cross parts of turkey where we could be see well over $225.00 millimeters of rain just in the next 3 days well across the gulf things are looking quite nice here in doha we're going to sing temperatures of about 22 degrees over towards of a dobie on wednesday at 24 but by the time we do get towards wednesday and thursday things warm up to about 24. to 20 sponsored by countdown and this. one is the last time you out on the streets protesting whether on line you feel the weight of the system going to walk through each and every level or layer further further into the jail or if you join us on say the entry has to start from day one whether again you're in detention or you're incarcerated this is a dialogue everyone has a place for the united states that supply crushed all right to varying accounts but i want to give people their reason for joining the global conversation on how does
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iraq. welcome back you're watching al-jazeera live from doha a reminder of your top stories this hour india today announcing new guidelines on funding for an updated population register which critics fear could be used to further discriminate against muslims it follows 2 weeks of nationwide protests against a new citizenship law also seen as anti muslim at least 8 people have been killed in an air strike in syria as government forces continue their push to retake the rebel held province of idlib hundreds of displaced syrians were sheltering in the school in the town of joe bus when it was struck. one of the story or suffered one
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of its worst attacks in recent years faces launched an assault on an army base standard nearby town the government says $35.00 civilians were killed and 80 fighters were shot dead. at least 4 people have been killed in libya and the laces there strikes by forces loyal to the warlord after several others were injured when a vegetable market was struck in the town of jura east of tripoli last week after announced what he called the final offensive to take the capital. well libya's internationally recognized government is believed to have asked turkey to send ground troops and ankara is reportedly preparing to respond to that request for the past few years libya has been divided between 2 rival governments the un recognized administration led by the prime minister fires also of iran is based in tripoli it's supported by turkey and most western nations including italy which is worried the fighting will force more people to cross the mediterranean now in the east that
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is the brook based government the center of power for the warlord holy for half the he's backed by egypt saudi arabia russia and the united arab emirates france is also accused of providing military support for his forces. has more from tripoli on the government's request for turkish military assistance the government sources say that the type of turkish military. individuals requested by the d.n.a. the government of national court is military commanders and the government officials say that the troops on the ground did the government forces are in need of military commanders to range this battle and to run the battle on the ground to prevent have that his forces from entering get their capital why now
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the government is demanding military commanders because have to his forces have been recently advancing with the help of russian medicine and is according to the government military sources that russian mysteries are fighting for have to and have to this force have been receiving advanced weapons from the united arab emirates and also from russia now. says that in order for the government to send troops to libya it needs to submit a mandate to the turkish parliament so that it could be endorsing it and then in this case it can send troops to libya. the u.s. president donald trump has joked about north korea's warning of a christmas surprise if washington doesn't make concessions in nuclear negotiations earlier this month pyongyang gave the u.s. until the end of the year to come up with a new proposal and see what happens. let's see if maybe it's
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a nice president maybe it's a president where he says be a beautiful barfs. as opposed to a missile crisis. make it a farce and make it a nice president you don't like you never. the russian president says his country will continue strengthening its nuclear forces and developing hypersonic missiles until a new arms control agreements are reached at an annual meeting of russia's defense ministry flatter me and putin said washington's withdrawal from a cold war era nuclear treaty and the expansion of nato were key concerns for moscow he says 82 percent of the country's nuclear arsenal has been modernized. bigger we don't we are ready to work on new arms control agreements but until this process is launched we will strengthen our own nuclear forces i mean equipping ourselves who through teaching hard for sonic missile forces with modern complexes and strategic missiles as well as u.k.'s submarines her navy and we will continue
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to work on the creation of the missile systems capable of defending russia and its allies. christian pilgrims and tourists from around the world and making the holiday of christmas in the city of bethlehem where many believe jesus christ was born 2019 has been one of the holy cities busiest years with an estimated $1900000.00 tourists making the trip natasha command has the story. music and prayer joy and reflection from the church of the nativities built over the grotto were christians believe jesus christ was born this was the last midnight mass of the decade. 6 months of planning brought the ospina family from columbia to manger square in bethlehem. where every christians especially hope to be in the place where we believe he says was a boy and i don't know the breed to sound so it's really hard any make if they are
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they can not turn out the real christmas these tourists join a declining population of christians in the holy land experts say in the last century the christian population has. east more than 15 percent with 1900000 visitors bethlehem is having its best year in 2 decades according to the ministry of tourism and antiquities that may be in part due to the relative call in the area yet small business owners such as newbuild jochum and say this is not a merry money making christmas i spent a whole week to correcting preparing for this day and lou really i'm a little bit sad after spending all of this money like that for the files of dollar for creating and i still i think the cover pop effect the biggest attractions seem to be the 16 metre christmas tree with hand carved nativities tailor made for the
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selfie age many of those posing for photos were muslim it's a very magical place especially with all the different religions coming together here i really really love it really gives me a wrong feeling inside this kind of a message for the world like we are here like this time to each other like me that we have no conflict when you talk about the christmas of the 21st century has evolved into something no one could envision centuries ago but christian leaders hope the holy day spirit of good will and peace will always prevail at tashi going to name. bethlehem. the venezuelan president nicolas maduro is urging brazil and peru to arrest and deport those involved in an attack on a remote military outpost in the south of the country were appealed to the brazilian president. saying the suspects are in brazil with stolen rifles and grenade launchers the local media report 12 men took part in the raid in the state
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of brazil colombia peru and the venezuelan opposition it is one god though have been accused of assisting the attackers. and sealed venezuelan weapons have been stolen in a terrorist attack mr j. are both in r. o. and these weapons are headed for and are in brazilian territory we demand that the brazilian authorities capture the assailants and that the weapons of the national bolivarian armed forces be returned. well mr olson r.-o. has been released from hospital after receiving treatment for his office said he slipped and hit his head in the bathroom of his official residence on monday a c.t. scan didn't detect any damage but he was kept in hospital overnight as a precaution also naras had several surgeries this year after he was stabbed during the $2800.00 election campaign. from ecuador to chile the final months of 2019 saw various latin american countries engulfed in daily street protests and
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while many of them were fighting for their own causes there was one assumes most of them had in common inequality in america edison the sea and human reports now from the chilean capital santiago. 78 year old widow royal is the matriarch of her large family she lives in a low income sandy our neighborhood with her daughter and her 2 grandchildren she had little formal education and worked hard all her life 1st in the fields and then as a maid to help the family get ahead. i worked in homes where people with money do love the staff use the same cutlery as the masters they did not eat the same food or use the same crockery either. over t. her 48 year old daughter solange concedes that their economic situation has improved but not chile's acute class divisions the 23 year old son is steven studied law the 1st in the family to graduate from university but there's still an
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invisible barrier. there in my back you will know the students from the upper class have countless advantages from not having to study and work at the same time to access to internal ships and jobs their parents belong to the class with clout and they're not discriminated against because of where they come from. although chile does have the highest per capita income in latin america it also has the highest inequality index the biggest gap between rich and poor in tina for example if you're in the bottom of income you are well made up to 6 generations to get to it and to the mean income that's not all a recent study revealed an astonishing statistic women living in the wealthiest suburbs of santiago have a life expectancy 18 years longer than their counterparts in the poorest municipalities in men the difference is 9 years says dr alexander v.
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this would explain the fact that there is an equality within the city has to do with the segregation social canonic segregation across the city. this persistent class divide helps explain the recent social outbursts in chile i. or than 2 months of ongoing protests that have brought hundreds of thousands on to the streets demanding structural reforms to level the playing field. from one that's your own we were born with different aspirations than our parents and we feel the segregation in the upper class areas when our parents go to work but are treated like inferiors in our neighborhoods that aren't any parks any restaurants cinemas or hospitals. we have to leave our communities to access a better life that generates resentment and discontent. the inequalities and class privileges in this highly stratified society have been passed on from generation to generation putting an end to that system as with
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millions of chile and now fighting for. the sea in human al-jazeera santiago. faced with rising pollution and falling oil prices kazakhstan is looking to diversify its economy a major focus is now being placed on investing in environmentally friendly energy projects a summer binge of aid reports now on one such project from cap should die in the southeast of hasn't stopped in this where the heating is needed to survive in cause it is the largest city smoke can be seen billowing from chimneys all around the much needed heating plants are also major contributors to air pollution because exxon has one of the highest rates of london these in the region according to the world health organization that in this cause a 13 percent of all the deaths here and it's one of the reasons why kazakhstan's authorities are looking for healthier alternatives. like this it's one of the
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largest solar power plants in central asia and is expected to reduce carbon emissions by a $150000.00 tons a year in the early hours solar panel a covered by snow this engineer has worked in conventional power plants for years and says this is the future. there are no rotating elements here all panels are static they do not require constant attention we generate electricity with the sun even without the sun we produce but not as good in comparison with traditional energy the costs of creating green energy are great for now but technology is developing and the efficiency of solar panels is growing. the plot became operational a few weeks ago. and as the day progresses the sun belt the blanket of snow on the panels within hours electricity production jumps. even in the extreme conditions blanketed in this nor the nubile sources of energy sure that they can be relied upon but economies which are dependent on fossil fuels find it cheaper and more
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convenient to continue to rely on hydrocarbons oil in hydrocarbon exports make up nearly 3 quarters of this country's income and the powerful oil reliant neighbors such as russia and china are trying to change that has political implications as well so the government has set up a department to attract foreign investors we had 75. projects which were already implemented by senior uble interest sources and 1st of all are talking about solar power plant when power plant hydro power plant and bio gas now is alliance which has 92000000000 of investments in kazakstan and then we have u.s. which has around $50000000000.00 of investment and afterwards we have u.k. and we also have russia and we have. so this is
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a land which is in the top of investors here in kazakstan for the central asian state with a small population renewable energy is seen as the future the challenge is finding the fastest way to free itself from its centuries old reliance on coal and oil. this is al jazeera these are your top stories india has a new guidelines on funding for an updated population register which critics fear could be used to further discriminate against muslims and follows 2 weeks of nationwide demonstrations against the citizenship law also seen as anti muslim 25 people have been killed india's interior minister is defending the use of force by the police. the police get to the point of firing when someone's life is in danger if in such a case the police don't use force they're not fulfilling their duty there may have
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been one or 2 incidents of police going inside hospitals when they were following the rioters however i do believe that such incidents must be avoided and there is no argument with that but it's a different issue to comment while sitting from safety compared to when there are thousands of stones trying it he. has suffered one of his worst attacks in recent years faces launched an assault on an army base in albin and a nearby town the government says $35.00 civilians were killed and 80 fighters were shot dead violence after the military launched an offensive against armed groups in november. we have to think about solidarity and national cohesion people women for the most part were getting water and got murdered in cold blood by the terrorists while they were retreating we must show compassion with the populations that is why all flags will fly at half mast for 2 days and all christmas celebrations are cancelled. an airstrike on a school in northern syria has killed 12 civilians hundreds of displaced people
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were sheltering in the building in italy province government forces are intensifying their assault in the last rebel held province tens of thousands are being forced to flee in recent weeks. at least 4 people have been killed in libya in the latest airstrikes by forces loyal to the warlord holy for half the several others were injured when a vegetable market was struck in the town of the jura east of tripoli last week after an ounce what he called a final offensive to take the capital those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after the stream i'm back in 30 minutes with 30 minutes of world news. we understand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it. there and we'll bring you the news and current events
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