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on al-jazeera. the u.n. warns of disaster as almost a quarter of a 1000000 syrians escape intense fighting in the last rebel held province. and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. carry on with their protests even though the president signs off on one of their demands for a vote on a new constitution. more pressure on me on law as the u.n. general assembly passes a resolution condemning atrocities against the railing. and
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demanding answers families grieve for those killed in india during demonstrations against a controversial citizenship till. now the united nations is warning of devastating consequences for civilians an edge of syria's last rebel controlled province nearly 250000 people mostly women and children have fled the area after 2 weeks of heavy bombardment by russian and syrian government forces nicholas cage reports. tents go up in the syrian town of dunn are now a temporary harm for families with nowhere else to go they fled martel newmont in the south of italy province as syrian government forces advance many leaving most of their belongings behind. if not we fled from the bombardment and came here it's
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a small camp that doesn't really fit a lot of people and the people just keep coming the situation is not that. since the start of december nearly 250000 people have been displaced from the last rebel held area of syria most women and children many have fled by road for others fuel shortages have stopped them from getting a why some are trying to seek shelter in turkey but they're not being allowed to cross the border and this comes on top of the displacement figures that we had from the end of april to the end of august where more than 400000 people have been displaced so what we have is a displacement crisis on top of another displacement crisis. president bashar al assad has vowed to recapture rebel held areas. shelling in airstrikes backed by
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russia have intensified forcing aid agencies to suspend operations in the area unless the fighting ends there are fears that the supply of humanitarian aid will stop as soon as next month in my mind it's neither the russians nor the turks that are the key to the solution the key to the solution is the international community getting involved in this and putting pressure both on the syrian regime and russia and turkey for a resolution that doesn't cause massive human loss of life or a humanitarian catastrophe because i love working with him. the violence goes against an august cease fire deal and international calls for deescalation but the syrian government says recapturing the province is just a matter of time because the gauge al jazeera how many of those displaced families are trying to seek shelter and tacky but they're not being allowed to cross the
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border monitors are reports from care most of those people have. fled their homes heading to cities such as. the couplet all of the province others have gone to government. programs but the vast majority of them and from the areas where the syrian armed forces have been. putting most of the hogs. and the strategic city that sits on the m 5 which assad's forces are really keen to take from the rebels they have most of them come to the turkish border and the voters are not allowing any of the syrian refugees to all over the comps are also fooled so they are mostly in the open setting up makeshift comes you know depending on turkish charities giving them
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warm food but they do not have proper sanitation or water or any other amenities we have set up but come. now libyan government forces say wall hooley for huffed as fighters have carried out an air strike at an oil refinery compound in zawiya that's near the 2000000 border it's the 4th attack on that area and just 24 hours libya's national oil company says no one was killed while libyans have come out in large numbers in zawiya against have to and his forces there's anger after 2 people were killed in air strikes that struck a busy shopping center during rush hour warplanes also has a pharmacy and residential neighborhoods correspondent whatever what he does in tripoli and he says the airstrikes could be in response to the turkish president's announcement that he's planning to send troops to help the tripoli based government . this collation of the airstrikes by half to the fighter jets recently has been targeting civilian areas residential areas killing and wandering innocent
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civilians including women and children this could be read in terms of the actions have to cam anger. action to the news about the turkish government planning to send troops to live to libya upon official request from the government of national called which is direct ignited by the united nations recently after the forces have targeted by air strikes. an area near the oil refinery of zawiya city about 40 kilometers to the west from tripoli is until you have to and it has in its cost to be the pilot that was detained or was captured by the pro-government forces 3 months ago while he was targeting their locations in. so after those forces
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are accused of committing war crimes by the government ministry of defense which is that that have to. start getting civilian areas could mount to world crimes. chile's president has signed a decree for a referendum on a new constitution that's one of the main demands of protesters who've been demonstrating against the government for months people took to the streets again on friday in the capital santiago police tried to break up crowds with tear gas and water cannon the referendum will take place in april next year the current constitution dates back to 1980 under the dictatorship of general augusto pinochet . lament that will happen once again with a pencil and paper we citizens and be able to express our opinion and they find the pov so country will take obara spend a speck is the founder and editor in chief of chile today and he says president pinera as legacy will be decided by the way he deals with the fallout of these
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protests a one sided he can right now be to president and under his presidency a new constitution will be written i mean it's a chance for him to write history but on the other side i mean there's a lot of blood on his hands for everything that happened during the protests at the end is responsible for the atrocities committed by the army by the police so in some form he is responsible and the coming months or the months build a referendum and everything that happens off of that will be very key for his presidency will he be the president of the human rights violations or will be to president of the new future in. the un general assembly has condemned human rights abuses against rohingya muslims and other minorities and manama 134 member states voted in favor of the resolution calling on myanmar's government to end hatred and violence against minorities myanmar also faces a case at the international court of justice the genocide of the rangar thousands
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of people were killed and nearly a 1000000 people fled into neighboring bangladesh after a crackdown and rakhine state well let's speak now to benjamin's a wacky he's a southeast asia analyst and he joins us on skype from chiang mai in thailand thanks for being with us benjamin and by my understanding general assembly resolutions non-binding so this is essentially a symbolic gesture right but will this any of this make a real difference to any of the hundreds of thousands of refugees who are currently sitting on the bangladeshi border. no sadly it won't 1st of all this general assembly resolution as you point out it's not it's not legally binding and secondly it comes out exactly 2 years after the accomplishment of the genocide in myanmar which of course was between basically late august and late december 27th teen we're now 2 years on and so you haven't 9 non-binding non legally binding general assembly resolution 2 years late that simply expresses condemnation for something that's now 2 years in the past and it urges the myanmar government to take actions
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that it is repeatedly indicated that it is unwilling to take so no it's very difficult to see how this resolution could be of any concrete benefits either the new. refugees who fled into backlog dash or for the some 400000 or so estimated ranges remain and beyond all are in remain at risk of further genocidal attacks then this all comes on the heels of the beginning of that i.c.j. trial that we were just talking about on charges of genocide but we're still seeing countries vise against this resignation or abstain do you think there's consensus in the bible community around the atrocities that have been committed. no there isn't i mean the the e.u. in april of this past year or april of of the year this ending renewed one year sanctions against about 14 myanmar officials and continued an arms embargo for a year in about of irony the united states boasted of being the 1st member of the
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international community the 1st member state of the un to issue a tokenistic financial and travel sanctions against 3 am our generals as was in july of this year so almost 2 years after the genocide began the sad part about it is that the un general assembly the same body that issued the resolution recently passed the responsibility to protect unanimously in 2005 which makes abundantly clear that when a country is either unable or unwilling to protect its people from genocide crimes against humanity and other grave international crimes then it is the collective responsibility of the international community of member states to take appropriate action to ensure that these crimes are not committed again and yet issuing a resolution 2 years after the fact does not constitute the kind of action that the general assembly should be taking the resolution should be stating that if genocidal attacks continue and you know rational community is prepared to take military forceful military action to stop and punish the genocide in the end and
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unfortunately the the the resolution didn't say that and sadly if you member states of the u.n. are willing to take that action and simmons and i have an independent se as analyst speaking to us from tang i thank you for joining us and. now sudan's transitional government has unveiled its 1st budget and mentor advise its economy after months of political turmoil it includes plans to gradually remove fuel subsidies by next year salaries of employees working in state or in companies will be doubled to keep pace with rising inflation which has now reached 58 percent the new civilian government is trying to launch a series of reforms after former president omar al bashir was ousted in april well from khartoum our correspondent have a morgan explains why some of the decisions could prove controversial recently appointed council of ministers revealed the new government's 1st budget and that is for the year 2020 which had passed late on friday now according to the government
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there will be free education in public schools as well as free health care and public hospitals and there will be an increase in the pace of civil workers as well as cash transfers to those of low income but where the main focus of the government's budget for the year 2020 comes is on the fuel subsidies the government says that there will be gradual lifting of fuel subsidies according to the former government which was deposed in april following an uprising that was triggered by the economy last december the government pays up to 90 percent of the fuel costs which cost the government more than $50000000.00 per week and the minister of finance in oppressed statement where he revealed some details of the 2020 budget said the change will be gradual so that people on the street get used to it. but a moment in which we have put down this budget with a response to program the looks into subsidies that allows us to make achievements without letting those achievements go in vain through inflation we recognise the
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importance of having the fuel subsidies lifted gradually and not immediately now despite attempts by the government to assure the public there are concerns that the lifting of fuel subsidies will not go down well previous attempts by the previous government in 201-220-1320 extension 03. steen all led to anti-government protests and the 1st rejection to this budget came from the forces of freedom and change coalition that is the coalition that has been leading anti-government protests since december last year which led to the ousting of former president ahmed bashir and his government in april the coalition says that the budget doesn't look into the suffering of the sudanese people which led them to take to the streets demanding a better life to begin with the country's already facing an inflation of more than 60 percent and more than half of the country's $41000000.00 population live below the poverty line so there are concerns that the lifting of fuel subsidies will raise prices of commodities in the market despite an increase in the pace of civil workers and increased as well as an increase in the minimum wages but the
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government says that it needs to make those are short term reforms to try to improve the economy in the long run. well still ahead on out of there i'll tell you why next month's presidential election in taiwan could prove decisive for the island's future. and colombians recall the horrors of a police crackdown on protests and left some of them blind. however got some very disturbed weather pushing into central parts of the united states over the next couple of days down towards the southwestern corner where this little system which has been swirling away that's been bringing some clouds some rain sleet and snow southern parts of california seeing some very disturbed weather i'll just make its way a little further eastward since to the central plains towards colorado up towards
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the northern plains as we go on through sas day to the south of that we're pushing in the winds form the south so some very warm air in place where the teammate we're looking at some very big downpours wintry advisories across a good part of those northern states of the u.s. but further east still very warm 13 celsius in d.c. 9 celsius in new york and also in chicago talking to chicago could touch 15 celsius here on sunday a record breaking heat for some about 15 degrees above the average that wessel weather will make its way through the appalachians gradually heading towards the eastern seaboard and notice that little curl of wintry weather central parts of canada down across the northern plains as we go on into the 2nd half of the week and down to the caribbean not too bad here it's very much a case of sunshine and showers still some very large downpours across the western side of the region.
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a university degree to be a doctor or a teacher but without any study. one i want to use to investigate the pakistani company that led julie selling fake degrees to the dolls of the around the world on out 0. 0. 3. hello again i'm a saucy attend a reminder of our top stories this hour the united nations is warning of
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devastating consequences for civilians in syria as a province nearly 250000 people have fled the area after 2 weeks of heavy bombardment by russian and syrian government forces. chile's president sebastian pinera has signed off on holding a referendum on a new constitution in april next year there have been weeks of protests against the government and the vote was one of the main demands of demonstrations. and the un general assembly has strongly condemned human rights abuses against rohingya muslims and other minorities in myanmar 134 member states voted in favor and 9 against the resolution. now in india there have been protests outside the state building of the protests and new delhi over allegations of police brutality 18 people have been killed there during 2 weeks of demonstrations against a controversial new citizenship law elizabeth purana spoke to some of the families of the victims. a mother overcome with grief
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and her family in mourning as neighbors come to ziad hussein's home to pay their condolences. he says his 20 year old man was shot dead by police following friday prayers last week. when he was coming back from the police started beating people everyone drowned. because he had a high fever. and. his son was studying to join india's civil service. he is one of 18 indians killed in the state of altered. in 2 weeks of protests against the new citizenship law which critics say discriminates against muslims but our police commanders and maintain officers acted in self-defense and to prevent communal violence or it can be every outing there came a point where there was fear of clashes between heroes any muslims on levy nor how
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we have to stop that from happening if we had not been there then things would have deterred you had it. but those who are too afraid to speak out say police attacked people in their own homes. as it is that muhammad's larger then tells us police broke into the heart of his brother who was paralyzed and beat the entire family with battens. the police barged in they broke the door and dragged him out of the house they beat him up now he's detained the police have detained around 6000 people in both a position connection with the citizenship protests they've only charged $1000.00 of them. the people. inside. the police because of police atrocities. just.
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sending messages of reassurance to distressed people but riots say they're too late . members of a fact finding team who travel to say the police are carrying out a reign of terror on muslim communities there's a lot of people staying up all night in the muslim communities in order to try and guard the walls because this afraid so terrified of a police raid. that those. activists point out that while protests against the citizenship nor have happened nationwide that it was the protesters have been killed only in states such as. which are governed by the ruling b.j. people police are detaining any protesters who come to power here in the capital new delhi to stop people from speaking out against police action in the northern states and indeed civil rights groups are demanding the immediate release of what they call innocent protesters arrested by us and they want supreme court judges to
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order the see an investigation into allegations of police brutality a little bit for al-jazeera. well colombian riot police are coming under increasing pressure over the way that they've dealt with protesters taking part in a national strike that one student has died and many more say they've been blinded and reports a university student dragged into an unmarked car. another protester brutally kicked in the face killed by a police project since the national strike started over a month ago colombia's riot police known as its my has been under pressure for its violent response to the mostly peaceful demonstrations. martial arts trainer. yes marched in the 1st protest but had been playing pool for 2 hours when he was attacked by the police as he fled the bar flooded with tear gas he lost his right
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eye after being hit by a rubber bullet. they didn't care if we were confronting them or not they simply attacked us if it wasn't me it would have been another of my friends because they shot at us directly i felt a rubber ball hitting my right eyelid i saw it on the floor when i tried to pick it up i passed. the u.n. commission for human rights in colombia is investigating cases of excessive force in arbitrary detentions of protesters and journalists during the demonstrations at least 10 people have lost and i doing protests in. you to come out of your seem fine on the surface the last site in or left i mean better than the riot police never followed protocol that's why dylan died that's why i lost my sight and so on they always use brute force. a month after the killing of dylan cruz hundreds of people gathered at the spot. to leave the injured there demanding that this
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mantling of the. human rights organizations say that colombia's riot police is responsible for the best ever least 34 people in the last 20 years even if it's supposed to be a non-lethal force opposition congressman even superior who is supporting a bill in congress to replace the force says the issue goes beyond. the problem in colombia is that during 50 years of internal conflicts the police has always supposed the existence of an internal enemy that had to be confronted with violence we're living in a historic moment of change in colombian society with a peace deal and our institutions need to understand that security forces need to change as well. tory teasing columbia insists that the country's riot police really violate protocols and actually needs to be reinforced many victims of
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their actions here beg to differ i listened. well hundreds of people have marched in serbia's capital against a property law which they say threatens the serbian orthodox church in neighboring montenegro or under the law religious institutions must prove property titles dating to before 1918 critics say this will close the serbian orthodox churches and monasteries montenegro's president has criticized the church for promoting pro said policies montenegro split from serbia in 2006 now tensions between china and taiwan have further deteriorated this year and where only worsen and 2020 the result of taiwan's presidential election in january could determine whether it continues to resist pressure from beijing to unify with the mainland or slowly gives until it katrina you has this report from beijing. taiwan born carefully picks his battles ph d. student by day martial arts instructor by night the 36 year old cherishes taiwan's
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democracy but won't say no to opportunities in mainland china where he's lived for 4 years. economically and in all other ways i think the mainland and taiwan we only become closer the question is form. that question will be answered when taiwanese voters go to the polls on general the 11th independent when is running for reelection and expected to win another term for the democratic progressive party. had main competition beijing friendly kuomintang candidate you who was leading opinion. until protests in hong kong reignited fears over mainland influence and the one country 2 systems policy taiwan was always the big prize and it was look how are we going to deal with. a new your going to want to come back to the. pieces. the communist party says reunification is
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inevitable achieved peacefully otherwise. we do not promise to renounce the use of force reserve to use all necessary measures. president xi jinping recently unveiled one of those measures china's 1st locally built aircraft carrier the 2nd in its fleet beijing has continued to ramp up its military presence in the south china sea and is closing in on taipei's dwindling diplomatic allies xi jinping has fashioned himself as a great leader of china and how such is determined to leave behind a great legacy analysts say securing china's role as a leader in the asia pacific and bringing taiwan firmly back on the mainland control are central to that legacy and a disastrous outcome according to the united states washington has agreed to sell taiwan fighter jets tanks and weapons infuriating the communist party but china is
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not taking any action just now do you want to provoke the us to get involved such as you want to take what way why don't we if you. when you or your military is going to be stronger the u.s. which is likely to be weaker too will be watching taiwan's election from beijing waiting to see whether the island moves closer to the mainland or further away. beijing and in the next part of our series looking into the big stories of 2024 how the protests that have spread across iraq since october politics they're going for. now china has successfully launched one of the world's most powerful rockets saying it's a big step in its ambitions for the moon and mars the long march 5 rocket was carrying a communications satellite and it launched without a hitch unlike the engine problem that derailed the mission 2 years ago elizabeth pearson is an astrophysicist and the journalist who specializes in space and she
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says china must enter into collaboration's in order to achieve its ambitious space plans. in the last couple of decades china has come in in leaps and bounds so they've been very much concentrating on their human space flight they are trying to build a space station a permanent space station to rival the international space station within the next decade or so and they've also sent multiple very successful missions to the moon and that's a trend that they can plan on continuing so they definitely come a long way one of the things that people really learn from the apollo era and the space race in the 1960 s. is that if you try and compete directly both sides lose out so it's all about working together or at the very least doing collaborative complementary missions so rather than stepping on each other's toes pretty much everybody realizes that if they want to go to mars with a big mission specific way a human mission then you really need to work with other nations obviously going to
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mars any kind of space mission is very expensive you're talking billions of dollars to the big missions so that is again another reason why international collaboration is so important because rather than becoming one nation trying to put $10000000000.00 it's 10 missions trying to find a $1000000000.00 which is a lot more manageable. hello again this is al jazeera and these are the headlines the un is warning of devastation consequences for civilians in syria as if their presence nearly 250000 people have fled the area after 2 weeks of heavy bombardment by russian and syrian government forces there are fears that u.n. funded humanitarian supplies will stop entering the region as soon as next month unless the fighting and other human article. today these areas have become disaster areas we declare them disaster areas in the should be dealt with accordingly should
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not exempt the international community regional countries and the guarantor countries of continuing to carry out all of their responsibilities in order to reach not a short term truce because they do not last but to reach a comprehensive cease fire. libyan government forces say warlord really for have to as faces have carried out an airstrike an oil refinery compound in zawiya near the tunisian border it's the 4th attack on the area in just 24 hours there is national oil company says no one was killed while libyans have come out in large numbers in zawiya against have to and his forces there's anger after 2 people were killed in estrich fair chile's president has signed a law for a referendum on a new constitution it's one of the main demands of protesters you've been demonstrating against the government for months but people took to the streets again on friday in the capital santiago police tried to break up crowds with tear gas and water cannon the referendum will take place in april next year.
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once again with a pencil and paper we citizens will be able to express our opinion and define the pol so country. the un general assembly has strongly condemned human rights abuses against rohingya muslims and other minorities in myanmar 134 member states voted in favor and 9 against the resolution calling on myanmar's government to take urgent action to combat hatred and violence against its minorities general assembly resolutions are not legally binding thousands of people were killed and nearly a 1000000 people fled across the border into neighboring bangladesh after a military crackdown and rakhine state well those are the headlines to join me for more news here on al-jazeera after one on one east stay with us. counterfeit costs 2019 what a year it's been a world struggle to put aside short term economic game to save the planet for class
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