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al jazeera world goes inside an italian prison meeting men and women from north africa who left home only to face life behind this double exile on al-jazeera. a huge bomb attack in somalia's capital mogadishu at least $61.00 a killed and dozens more injured. clogs the whole robin you're watching al-jazeera live my headquarters here in doha coming up in the next 30 minutes the u.s. warns of impending disaster as almost a quarter of a 1000000 syrians flee fighting in the last rebel held province of. also the $1000000000.00 avocado industry in mexico that gangs are battling to control. plus we'll have more of the mars 2020 braver that said to pave the way for manned
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missions to space. welcome to the program we start with breaking news coming out of somalia where a huge bomb blast has killed and injured dozens of people an ambulance official says as many as 61 have been killed but many more casualties are feared the car bomb blast in the capital mogadishu was there a security checkpoint during morning rush hour some reports say as many as 19 may have died including some turkish engineers. joins me now from nairobi our correspondent in neighboring kenya obviously details are sketchy but the official figures seem to be anything from between 30 to 90 in terms of both injured and dead . exactly the figures seem to between 30 and 90 depends on who you speak to but people do expect that number to rise
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because it was a huge explosion some of the people who'd been killed include somali police officers and civilians this happened jiri in the morning it was a rush hour it was at a security checkpoint a lot of people were moving around going to market so we can expect that they could be several more injuries and casualties once those numbers have been officially tallied now a lot of officials now are saying their power to try to help those who have been injured trying to get them to hospitals as quickly as possible and then of course count the dead and then after that questions will be asked why didn't the tax keep happening in mogadishu and of course the area has a focal point of the attacks payments center and speaking to an advisor to the office earlier here on al-jazeera she said that there was a heavy security presence it was a soft target if that was the target indeed but it does raise questions about
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security generally generally not just in mogadishu but across the country considering african union troops are set to withdraw at some stage. yes it does a lot of people do ask why do these attacks keep happening especially when security is said to be beefed up especially in a market dishy this attack happened at a security checkpoint there were obviously military troops there but of course you also had a lot of civilians moving around so it seems everyone is a target and of course then the government is under a lot of pressure to beef up security but the fact that these attacks happen so close to security checkpoints it right in the heart of mogadishu people are asking think clearly they're not they don't seem to be able to be able to push back these whoever attacked this particular target today in the past hour. has claimed responsibility for some of the attacks no one has claimed responsibility yet for
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this one but a lot of people are waiting to see who does so we could hear that in the coming hours house above of course has been a gazin battle sometimes ambush in african union troops in the past so a lot of people now are saying what is going on with the security in mogadishu something needs to be done for the civilians who seem to be suffering the most especially like today where we told a lot of the people who were dead so far have been civilians they want time to be done on the streets of mogadishu the question now will be why is this not happening why is the governor be able to take charge of the situation why can't they can't contain these attacks why can't they push these attackers back to hell because we are expecting comments from officials there in mogadishu will come back to you for more analysis when that happens aren't ass there in nairobi for us now the united nations is warning of devastating consequences for civilians in syria's last rebel controlled province not syrian and russian forces have increased there are strikes and ground fighting since mid december displacing nearly 250000 people most of them
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are women and children to click a chance more. tents go up in the syrian town of town are now a temporary harm for families with nowhere else to go if 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 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 you'd leave 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
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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 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 'd in this and putting pressure both on the syrian regime in russia and turkey for a resolution that doesn't cause massive human loss of life or
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a humanitarian catastrophe. a lot more. of the violence goes against an orchestra ceasefire 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 or many displaced families are trying to seek shelter in turkey but they're not being allowed to cross the border. but here most of those people have. fled their homes heading to cities such as a kid been in the cup with all of the province others have gone to government held areas of aleppo province but the vast majority of them and from the areas where the syrian armed forces have been. putting most of their hogs. around. and that strategic city that sits on the m 5 which
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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 the on the comps are also sule so they are mostly in the open setting up makeshift comes you know depending on charities giving them warm food but they do not have proper sanitation or water or any other amenities wherever they have set up but come. ilithyia was civilian has been killed and several injured in the latest clashes south of the capital tripoli libya is internationally recognized government says its push toward cliff after us forces away from the airport area destroying some of their military vehicles but it does come just a day after the g.n.a.t. requested military support from turkey the tripoli based administration has been under a months long offensive by after forces let's get more on this from our correspondent
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mahmud of the one hand he's live for us in tripoli more instability in and around the capital. well the. there is fear among residents in there especially in blue saline neighborhoods. were there a random rocket launcher but have to as forces landed that last night killed one civilian and injured other 6 civilians including one child that is less than 6 years old according to medical sources in the capital tripoli as the clashes are becoming near there are the residential areas there is fear among civilians of potential human casualties and a huge influx of displaced people as you know that over the past few days have to as forces have been advancing taken control of civil locations in and
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around the. quarter of the migration of the t. in southern tripoli need. neighborhood meanwhile the government to military sources have posted a video showing what they call a number of have to the fighters taken captives by the government forces also the government military sources say that they've managed to repel an attack by have to his forces to take control of the airport road in southern net tripoli have to his forces continue targeting get into areas a little while ago a little while ago a fighter jet loyal to the world have to sort of education and institutes in zawiya city in in the worst of tripoli with no casualties it reported. or for that update thank you. moving on to the middle east now where the u.s. a u.s.
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contractor has been killed in the time military base several rockets were fired into the base near kirkuk that houses both iraqi and u.s. troops several service personnel were also injured some of fulton from baghdad a little tyke occurred last night it was several rockets that hit inside the k. one military base which houses both u.s. forces as well as iraqi forces and this base is used to launch important operations against against i saw who have staged an insurgency in the surrounding mountains now this is just the latest in a spate of similar rocket attacks but it's the 1st time that we're actually seeing u.s. casualties there has not been any responsibility attributed to this but officially one member of the u.s. coalition told me that it bears similar whore marks to previous attacks which were attribute it to the iranian backed armed group hezbollah now secretary of state max
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pale said on december 13th any such attacks would be met with decisive force so it remains to be seen whether following these u.s. casualties there will actually be such a response of course this raises great concerns here in iraq because it's supposed to be the iraqi government to actually protect u.s. forces based here and the government did promise an investigation but on the part of u.s. forces they simply feel that with the increase of such attacks they may need to protect themselves and of course there is a real risk that should the u.s. respond there could be an escalation here on the ground between u.s. forces and iranian backed armed groups. well still ahead here on al-jazeera plane crash survivors in kazakhstan describe just want happened before impact on demand a little controversy how a new law on church property isn't going down well with its neighbors.
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hello again it's good to have you back well for the philippines we are looking at better weather conditions as we go towards the next couple of days the remnants of the typhoon as you can see here on the satellite is just to the northwest of luzon but on the ground it looks like this after the storm has now passed we have over 2 dozen people confirmed dead still people are missing because of the storm passing through the central areas but still a lot of cleanup and recovery needs to go on they do have weather that is cooperating that with them and as you can see here on sunday not too bad in terms of the weather there may be a few isolated showers as we go towards monday as well where here across the southeastern part of australia we have been talking about that building he wave of the next few days and what is happening is we have an area of high pressure here out towards the east we do have a front though down here towards the south it is a little bit cooler down here towards the south and over here towards the west but
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still those temperatures are on the rise over the next few days we do expect to see adelaide at $38.00 city at about $31.00 degrees here on sunday temperatures are expected to go up as we go towards monday as well we could be seeing city pop up to about $31.00 melbourne at $41.00 and adelaide at about 40 and even hobart you could be seeing those temperatures rising as well over the next few days we do expect to see well above average on monday but finally dropping by the time we get to tuesday . counting the costs 2019 what a year it's been the world struggle to put aside short term economic game to save the planet for the last of america the middle east people took to the streets protest you know the spread of wealth at a trade war reshapes globalization counting the cost on al-jazeera.
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welcome back you're watching al-jazeera with me sell rum the reminder of our top stories a huge bomb blast has killed and injured dozens of people in somalia and ambulance officials says 61 of being killed many more casualties are also fear that the car bomb blast in the capital mogadishu was then a security checkpoint during morning rush hour but some reports say as many as 90 may have died including turkish engineers. also the u.n. is warning of devastating consequences for civilians in syria's province and 250000 people have fled during the ground offensive by russian and syrian government
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forces. in libya one civilian has been killed and several injured in fighting south of the capital tripoli libya's internationally recognized government says it's pushed ward cleaver half his forces away from the airport. hundreds of protesters have stalled a shopping while in hong kong's northern new territories near the border with mainland china that angry over the practice of mainland chinese crossing the border to buy goods in hong kong demonstrators say it's disrupted local communities protests have been repeatedly held in hong kong for more than 6 months against china's increasing influence in the region from its louis has more from the north the new territories near the border with metal and china she says protesters are targeting chinese traders. this is a flash mob protest so you know seeing the protesters at the moment because what they do is they gather and they disperse now a hour ago they were in a shopping mall and we were then what happened was that these shops were shut that
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were still shoppers inside who were still shopping but the whole idea is to cause disruption to mainland chinese who are intent to practice the parallel trading non-parallel trading is where mainland chinese traders mostly buy goods in bulk items and then we sell them in mainland china for high profit and people in hong kong here say that what this does is it drives up the price of goods here and it even causes shortage of items including dane necessities so this practice has been controversial for years now but that's the whole context we're seeing the protests going on for months the anger against the hong kong government as well as the chinese government that has spilled out into anger towards mainland chinese traders and mainland chinese shop and now we're also hearing that police and riot police are inside shopping malls where the protesters were and they've made several arrests we're hearing from protesters there least 10 people have been arrested.
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well the un general assembly has condemned human rights abuses against reading of muslims and other minorities in the about 134 member states voted for the resolution calling all be able to call but hatred and violence against minorities the bar is also facing a charge of genocide at the international court of justice thousands of killed in a government crackdown in state in 2017 and nearly a 1000000 off the flight to bangladesh. to the united nations told the general assembly that the resolution will only worsen a complex situation the draft field to recognize the real situation on the ground and refused to appreciate the efforts of the government and the people in such a victim. and lasting solution to the multiple challenges inherited from previous administrations since independence the driver illusion as it stands seeds of mistrust and will create
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a further blurry vision of different communities in the region. it would only be due to mental to the process of liberal tradition as well as the regional peace and harmony in rakhine. the u.n. special envoy to yemen is making his 2nd visit in 10 days to the capital saw the arrival of martin griffiths coincides with more fighting near the port of her data the main entry point for much needed aid for millions of yemenis threatened with famine now the un's pressing who think leaders to agree to talks aimed at the almost 5 years of war talks have stalled since the stockholm cease fire agreement than a year ago. think for a survivor is in kazakhstan have described how the jet shook uncontrollably and suddenly lost altitude just before takeoff the back as flight crashed through a concrete wall and demolished a house near almaty airport fired its crash killed 12 on board and injured 54 some of them critically but there was no fire and many survived the airline's fleet of
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100 aircraft are grounded while an accident investigators examined the wreckage. actually when the plane began shaking severely it was a nightmare inside i put my phone in the pocket in tightened up the safety belt tightly and the plane leaned forward it was clear that we would crash into the ground the bang was strong and the lights went off some were alive some were not. chile's president has signed a decree to hold a referendum on a new constitution in april it's one of the main demands of protesters who've been demonstrating against the government for months but people took to the streets again on friday in the capital santiago please try to break up crowds with tear gas and water cannon the constitution dates back to the 1980 and the dictatorship of general augusto pinochet boris vander spec is the editor in chief of chile today he says sebastian pinera is legacy will be decided by the way he deals with the fallout of the protests a one sided he can right now be to president and under his presidency
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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 years responsible and the coming months or the months until the referendum and everything that happens after death will be very key for his presidency will he be the president of the human rights violations or really be to president of the new future in chile. criminal gangs in mexico to tory's the cocaine trafficking or switching their attention to a fruit with a much healthier reputation of a cardio farmer say their $1000000000.00 business is being wrecked by kidnapping and extortion the gangs profits are growing her along with u.s. consumers appetite for mexican avocados john whole with has the story. the western world and in particular the united states is going mad for avocados within the last
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20 years the average consumption there has more than tripled but if you are an american eating mix can avocados on toast or in your guacamole dip it's possible not over the profits are heading to the right hands. michu a can make avocado heartland gangs a hijacking the industry extorting and kidnapping produces stealing trucks with their crop. it's widespread in lucrative there's a reason they call this green gold. but most grows it too scared to speak out it took weeks for us to persuade this man before they started by asking me for more money perfect hair they came to the farm and said who's the boss we want you to contribute that was 8 months ago he stories coleman eventually different groups were all asking him for protection money and paying them couldn't keep him safe with a political role some guys grabbed me and kidnapped me in their truck they beat me
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and broke my head open i told them to stop hitting me that i would get more money together the state anti kidnapping unit rescued him but after more than 40 years of growing avocadoes now everything has changed real roots through a lot of. my workers my children my family we don't have any protection now i can't go to the orchard because there are many more people that beat me. to a kind has increasingly become the battleground of a collection of criminal groups. as in other parts of the country they branched out from complicated transnational drug trafficking to something is simply preying on the local economy. it's affected mining lines local businesses i mean talk comes pacifically is a mutation of what was once trucks trafficking i'm def mutated into a model where the control territory within the territory you get to school. he's out any type of commodity that's locally available so i'm it still includes drugs
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but it's also about extortion kidnapping it's useless it seems for the victims to turn to authorities you cannot be sure if you talk to mexican functionaries if you talk to the mexican state that you doing so will not be leaked to the criminal forces because in many times the criminals are in court with. state forces. it's a bleak outlook for an avocado industry that should be enjoying the current boom. john homa how does it or mexico city. and i break of chicken pox in mexico is the latest setback for hundreds of liberians hoping to reach the united states the disease has false the closure of a migrant shelter in sioux adults wireless mexican city close to the u.s. border wall than 70 migrants move to the children the sick the shelter housing the 800 people waiting court dates for their asylum applications to the u.s. who doesn't been in the u.s. when work in the north we have suspended the entry of new migrants who are returned
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by the united states due to the chicken pox outbreak we have at the shelter once controlled more will be able to enter right now we are being helped by religious organizations and others to receive those beams sent back to europe now where supporters of the serbian orthodox church have protested in the capital belgrade against a law passing in neighboring montenegro critics say the religious property law will force the closure of churches and ancient monasteries negress it from serbia in 2006 of leaders president criticizes the churches for promoting pro serb policies well police in montenegro arrested proserpine m.p.'s attempting to stop the vote on the new law that he barbour has more. opposition members being carried out of parliament in montenegro deputies from a processor party came to blows with their rivals just before a law on religious communities was passed lawmakers through what appeared to be
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a tear gas canister or a firecracker plainclothes police wearing gas masks intervened detaining 17 politicians from the democratic front to come with us. we expect that our colleagues will soon be released from custody we will also have a consultation about what to do next how to articulate this at the faction with what we've seen in the parliament last night. that dissatisfaction has prompted protests by priests from the serbian orthodox church the church in montenegro and ordinary citizens there worried the state could confiscate church assets under the new law religious communities need to prove property ownership from before $918.00 when montenegro joined the precursor of the now defunct yugoslavia opponents say the law is aimed at pro serb institutions montenegro only separated from serbia in 2006. 2 you're not. going to stop being chechen
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serbian people we stepped in and come to montenegro we've been here since long ago and we're here to stay. but we're now asking that the government postpone some parts of this law which absolutely do not bring peace in montenegro but then happiness among people until after christmas the ruling democratic party of socialists denies any plans to seize churches or any of the dozens of serbian orthodox monasteries and other properties in the country. i've given gallon teas and assurances that this law doesn't have any hidden agenda it's a low any civilised and democratic society needs it doesn't endanger anyone it is facility governed by the montenegrin metropolitan it not as a question the status of any priest the serbian orthodox church in montenegro has called for calm but it says it will complain to international organizations about what it's calling a brutal threat to the freedom of religion that the barber al-jazeera. now work on
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a nasa robotic rover is nearing completion ahead of its journey to mars next year to search for any evidence of life now it's hoped the mission could also lay the groundwork to want to send humans to the red planet. reports. a small step in the lab or a tree before a giant launched into space if all goes to plan this rover will touch down on the red planet in february 2021 its mission to collect samples from mars and try to find if there are any traces of microbial life back billions of years from here on out it's it's a test test test test in everything we possibly care and shaking out the bugs to make sure that we've got reliable systems on the mars. the mars 2020 rover lease currently in 3 sections and being constructed in this sterile environment outside of los angeles it will be sent to the jazz a crater which scientists believe was once the bed of a lake and could hold martian fossils if they exist take off the set for next
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february we do in this room is we make sure we have a strict clean room protocol so that we are not sending not contaminating our vehicle so that we can preserve the science that we are interested in learning about as well as searching for life it will also prepare for possible human exploration if successful it will be not his 5th soft landing of a martian rover when we landed as a rule we're going to use a new landing capability that gives us a hazard avoidance. function that allows us to land safely which future missions. can can also take advantage of. china also has its eyes set on space it 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 it's a mission is to have a crude space station by 20221 of the things that people really. learnt from the
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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 working together or alone for the space race is about to reach new frontiers join the silver our dizzy or. your child is there if we sell rob a reminder of our top stories a huge bomb blast has killed and injured dozens of people in somalia hospital officials say 73 have been killed but many more casualties are also feared the car bomb blast in the capital mogadishu was in a security checkpoint during rush hour some reports say as many as 90 may have died including some turkish engineers working close by also the u.n. is warning of devastating consequences for civilians in syria's. russian and syrian
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government forces have intensified their air and ground offensive causing the 250000 people to flee the area in libya one civilian has been killed and several injured in the fighting south of the capital tripoli libya's internationally recognized government says its push toward cleaver have to us forces away from the airport also a u.s. contractor has been killed in the attack on the iraqi military base several rockets were fired into the base near kirkuk that houses both iraqi and u.s. troops several service personnel were also injured. hundreds of protesters have stormed a shopping mall and home calls in all the new territories near the border with mainland china they're angry over the practice of mainland chinese crossing the border to buy goods in hong kong demonstrators say it's just what did local communities protests have been repeatedly held in hong kong for more than 6 months against china's increasing influence in the region. the u.n. special envoy to yemen is making his 2nd visit in 10 days to the capital sanaa the
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arrival of martin griffiths coincides with more fighting near the port city of her data the main entry point for much needed aid for millions of yemenis threatened with famine the un's pressing who the leaders to agree to talks ended any legal those 5 years of war talks have stalled since the stockholm cease fire agreement nearly a year ago. plane crash survivors in kazakhstan have described how the jet shook uncontrollably and suddenly lost altitude just before takeoff friday's crash killed 12 onboard it injured 54 some of them critically but there was no fire and many of them survived the airline's fleet of fokker $100.00 aircraft are grounded while air accident investigators examine the wreckage well those were the headlines tomorrow will be here with the al-jazeera news hour in half an hour next on al-jazeera is counting the cost. a university degree to be a doctor or a teacher but without any study or exam one o one east investigates the pakistani company at legibly selling fake degrees still
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doesn't that look around the world on al-jazeera. hello i'm adrian figure this is counting the cost on al-jazeera a weekly look at the world of business and economics this week 2019 and what a year it's been called the world put aside short term economic gain to save humankind from latin america to the middle east people took to the street to protest the unequal spread of wealth and demand that governments and staring. at a trade war between the united states and china has put the brakes on global growth and is reshaping globalization. the biggest story of this year and for that matter this century has to be climate change and the lack of will or apparently the lack of will to do anything about it with the
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exception of the european union there's very little effort to reduce emissions the cost of our inaction has been poor.


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