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for the future of the rest joining us with details coverage and analysis of the trump impeachment on al-jazeera. i. was a stranded in eastern australia as more than 250 new far as the reporters in just a day and a half. time how well he did and this is al-jazeera mali from doha also coming up a powerful iraqi shia group says it will hit back after a u.s. air strikes killed dozens of its fighters. carlos go on flees corruption charges
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in japan the former listen brando chief makes a surprise arrival in lebanon. and from impeachment immigration we take a look at the issues dividing americans months before they decide whether president trump should get a 2nd term. parts of eastern australia have come under an orange or red haze as bush fires rage out of control for thousands of australians the beach has become their only escape the last few days have seen flames spread particularly in the state over toria where $260.00 new fars were candidates in just 36 hours including near the town of monaco to charlotte dallas reports. as a massive wildfire rolled towards the town of miller kusa 4th. 1000 people fled
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towards the beach those with boats went one step further as now the 5 fronts come through. every one side the sound got the gas the dogs up to grab that supplies and there is a the market. the fire was burning across 730 square kilometers is the day began it encircled resistance and turn day tonight this video was recorded at 9 am by just giving us an invisible and i have a name so i reckon that they say. that it's fitting towards the middle east at the moment and it started in the town of no it didn't get me a military there is currently under attack at the moment there's a number of houses we believe was lost in and around that community we've got 3 strike teams sitting in with the community literally standing saw us all with our community at the beach front victoria's premier looked towards the straining defense force for help while fibrosis tried to come rescissions not just in mullah
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koussa but across the state but a number of communities are actually also lighted and again this was a scenario that we forecast a number of guys ago so our focus today is very much about how we can get in how we can support those 1000 packed communities. in the neighboring state of new south wales scenes repeated the community of burma gooey kempt at the local surf club with the ocean is the excess and this was some day during the new year's holiday coastal towns a popular vacation spots with already said verge tens of thousands of holiday make is to go or harm or cancel their plans because the pavement for evacuation center. work is really bad it's hard. apocalyptic this is the middle of the day the major cities have not of skanks the choking smoke and flames on monday 100000 people were urged to evacuate. from 5 moments suburbs this was filmed in western
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sydney on tuesday. the strain is wildfire season is breaking records. the 1st major fires started in early september before the arrival of spring the product of soaring temperatures dry ground and strong winds they've now destroyed more than 40000 square kilometers of land at any given time dozens if not hundreds of fires are burning the full heat of summer has yet to arrive shell of dallas al-jazeera well let's stay with this nobody is a former chief executive of victoria's currency country fire authority he joins us now from sydney good to have you with us on the program the scale of this is hard for most observers to take in for those of us on used to australia as well for a season he has put this into context would you say this is unprecedented or business as usual.
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this is i'm president of that's a word it's been used quite often over the last few days just to put it into perspective for your international least listeners the new south wales far as i was because the u.k. . from one from the top of new south wales right down to the border then we go into victoria and the far as a would be because scotland and then across e best straight into tasmania where they had 40 degree temperatures yesterday which is a record in neighborhood of before i have extreme number of bars as well and then left over from the earlier fives in the queensland and they still raging fires in queensland the northern parts of australia so from the top of a straight down through all the states on the eastern coast of tasmania there are
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far as and. getting worse. well well how do you tackle wildfires of this size because there's a logistically this appears to be. almost something you're unable to deal with how do the authorities there go about tackling these blazes and i was the rescue people who are trapped in that situation. well the 1st thing they do is they play in well in advance you would have heard from victorian fast services and on new york preview before i came on some of the work could have been planed weeks in advance when you actually prioritize what you're going to protect and the 1st thing i do in a major for like that is acknowledge the fact they're not going to put it out what they have to do is start diverting the 4 around townships and homes and then when the fire gets far more intense the role he's not to protect property but to look
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after human life and make sure that no one dies as a result of the 4 hour make sure people understand the magnitude of the 4 understand where they can go to places of safety well in terms of understanding the magnitude of the fire i mean i would you rate the government's response to this because there was some to look since initially that climate change could be a factor. even even ny this or this still some could drop us a bit decisions being taken notes of play with the far works. take place to mark the new year in sydney. they wonder time the 1st one is that followers are a symptom of climate change you have to tackle the main disease like climate change is something that we put aside of this particular type of state because we have followers to control the father works in sydney the commissioner has looked at the
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risk profile and looked at whether there was any danger and as allowed them to go ahead he's had a large team looking at it in some parts of the country fireworks have been stopped but the main ones in sydney in melbourne are going ahead. and just finally do you think going forward there needs to be a fundamental rethink of how to tackle this this fire season one which takes into account the issue of climate change. i think when all the smoke clears and it's going to be many many months we need to sit down and think about how we confront far as like this for the next 3 decades because they're not going to improve. ok neil baby former chief executive from victoria's county fire authority thank you very much indeed for
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joining us live from sydney. now the funerals of at least $27.00 shia fighters killed in u.s. airstrikes in iraq are taking place in baghdad the shia armed group the hezbollah brigades is promising revenge iraq's caretaker prime minister. discussed the strikes with his national security council on monday the council is reconsidering iraq's relationship with the u.s. led coalition against eisel and plans to summon the u.s. ambassador in baghdad meanwhile there's been protests in the cities of kirkuk and bus or a against the u.s. operation demonstrators held up pictures of those killed saying the airstrikes were a violation of their sovereignty with some wonderful teen reports from iraq's anbar province where some u.s. troops are based. an unprecedented confrontation between the u.s. and iran on iraqi soil for the 1st time u.s. airstrikes targeting the bases of an iranian backed armed group killing and
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injuring dozens the operation in response to a series of rockets that struck military bases where u.s. personnel are stationed a u.s. contractor was killed in the most recent attack in care coke what we did was take a decisive response that makes clear what president trump has said for months and months and months which is that we will not stand for the islamic republic of iran to take actions to put american men and women in jeopardy that type hezbollah is part of the popular mobilization forces a paramilitary group set up to fight i so it's integrated into iraq's armed forces the u.s. has accused some factions in the pm of taking orders from to hand rather than baghdad until recently if the u.s. and the pm are fought side by side against isis following isis territorial defeat 2 years ago the u.s. retained around 5000 troops in country to support iraqi security forces as they
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search for isis sleeper cells hiding in the desert. it's one of those clearing operations coincided with the u.s. mission against the type that i know as an air base here in western anbar province is an important launching pad for operations against beisel but recent rocket attacks against bases where u.s. personnel are stationed including i know last an air base in early december could hamper operations raising fears of a proxy war between the u.s. and iran on iraqi soil in an unusual announcement following the i know acid attack the u.s. publicly blamed the type hezbollah the iraqi government hasn't attribute blame but has tightened security. said the going through security measures were. cooperation with coalition forces there are surveillance patrols and additional troops to secure the outer perimeter of a search to protect the base investigations are continuing on to know but it's not completed. promises of investigations have done little to reassure the u.s.
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none of the government's probes into any of the previous rocket attacks have been published the analysts say the details are well known and. i think that the iraqi joint operation command in iraq intelligence has many details about the people who attacked the k one basing cook iraqi government was confused because the pressure of could keep his blood is deeply entrenched in the iraqi parliament and the iraqi government and that's why they decided to keep in line with iran and the iranian political parties the iraqi government divided and weekend after 3 months of protests demanding sweeping political change has called on all sides to seize any unilateral actions neither the us nor the p.m.s. appear to be listening both have vowed to take action setting the stage for further escalation simona fulton al jazeera that that. the former chairman of multi-national car giant this son has fled to see lebanon from japan where he faces
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a trial over allegations of financial misconducts carlos colon who holds a lebanese passport was arrested in tokyo last year but released under strict bail conditions he said in a statements he had not fled justice but escaped injustice and political persecution one of his lawyers said 3 of go in passports so held by his legal team and called his behavior xcuse of them well michael pan is president of the she gets news agency he says despite deep flaws within the japanese legal system go in should have say to fights instead of fleeing to favorites if the past is any guide the japanese government will just dismiss those allegations and and try to ignore them to as much as they can it is a view that many observers will sympathize with because there are deep flaws in the
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japanese legal system and the way that go in was being handled was very much a kind of a railroad job but on the other hand there's also a large stream of thought that even if the japanese system is is deeply flawed that it's just a system it would have been much better for him to stay and fight and and suffer the punishment if it came because that would be better for those who he's kind of left behind here you know there will be other court cases in the future where the police and prosecutors won't want to let suspects go because of what going did. still to come on al-jazeera could north korea be shifting strategy over stone. speculation groups ahead of kim jong un's new year's address.
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and it's a very cloudy picture across much of europe but not a huge amount of weather with it we have got a storm sitting in the eastern med and there's also quite a lot of which has been fairly slow has a clear but we haven't had much of flooding in moscow is snow so this has actually been trucked a look at tunnels us knows being brought in just to add to the festive spirit of boost everybody's spirits at this time of year and the resistance now in the forecast but not a huge amount and temperatures again not really below freezing so that snow that there could be melting pretty quickly and had it's been the warmest december in over 100 years now by cheese day the system in the eastern med it is beginning to break apart want to see showers across into turkey and is generally a mild picture throughout europe about 11 degrees celsius on tuesday fairly cloudy with that 11 a clear that is brighter on wednesday but is it a bit cooler at 80 degrees that not bad at all in a good ass 11 the cloud is working its way across much of eastern europe and bits and pieces of snow in that in fact we'll say what
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a mix of rain and snow has been picks up in moisture from the black sea then of course we have got the chances of more showers into northern africa it's all part of a system a nice to med so showers into tripoli as we head through tuesday and then tend to die away as we head into wednesday. a city defined by military occupation there's never been an arab state with a capital of jerusalem everyone is welcome but the structure of that meeting is the can only project. that's what we refuse it was one of the founders of a settlement with this and the story of jerusalem through the eyes of its own people segregation occupation discrimination injustice this is apartheid in the 21st century jerusalem our rock and a hard place on al-jazeera. this
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is al-jazeera put in mind of the headlines for you thousands of people are trapped on a beach in a strangely as bushfires get worse in the states or victoria and new south wales the seaside turf spot of mother could turn victoria is cut off from any help. the funerals of $27.00 shia fighters killed in u.s. airstrikes in iraq taking place in baghdad shia armed group the hezbollah brigade says it will take revenge over the strikes and the former chairman of car giant nyssa has fled to lebanon from japan where he faces trial over financial misconduct allegations his lawyer said goans legal team holds 3 of his passports and calls his
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behavior inexcusable. has claimed responsibility for a truck bomb attack in the somali capital that killed at least 80 people a spokesman for the armed group says the attack on saturday targeted a convoy of somali and turkish forces the group accuses turkey of trying to control somalia fighters have regularly carried out bombings in their campaign to topple the governments. the united nations recognized governments in libya has denied allegations that turkish backed syrian rebels have been fighting alongside its army warlord holly for have to his forces have accused turkey of sending what they call extremist terrorists into the country on monday the turkish government submitted a motion to parliament seeking approval to deploy troops to libya uncursed says the conflict there threatens its interests well speaking in benghazi brigadier general
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ahmed on the smarties said turkey is using the conflict in libya to further its own interests not enough the turks transported hundreds of terrorists from syria today they are in fact a group of very extreme terrorists among them suicide bombers and specialists in explosives. and turkish police detained at least $124.00 people over suspicion of being linked to i so the raids targeted more than half a dozen cities including istanbul and the capital ankara police say they're searching for at least 17 other suspects some of those detained are believed to be foreign nationals cracked and comes and heads over new year's celebrations that have been targeted by the armed groups in recent years. israel's high court is set to discuss whether an indicted prime minister is allowed to form a government benyamin netanyahu became the 1st prime minister to be charged with corruption last month he's failed to form a coalition government twice this year senior members of his likud party have
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warmed their respond forcefully if the court rules against him israel will hold its 3rd election in less than 12 months in march. a speculation is growing that north korea's leader is preparing to change strategy over stall to denuclearization talks kim jong un has given the u.s. until the end of the year to come up with concessions to ease crippling sanctions observers will be watching closely when kim makes his traditional new year address but what pride has more from seoul as north korean leader kim jong un has been presiding over an important year and a meeting of the ruling workers' party speculation has been growing about the new way he might be considering in his nuclear standoff with the u.s. the year began with continuing hopes that his summit diplomacy with u.s. president donald trump would yield success but their february meeting in hanoi
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ended prematurely without agreement. gradually north korea has returned to testing short range missiles with mounting fears that in 2020 it could restart tests of longer range intercontinental ballistic missiles. that risks not only conflict with the u.s. and its allies but also damaging progress with neighbors who've been supporting north korea's push for sanctions relief. rather than having the oceans with the u.s. north korea will be looking for a new way to china russia worry an international coalition they could find some relief from the sanctions that you want to don't use looking at for 2020 just as talks between north korea and the u.s. have stalled so too have into korean relations it's not known when or if the leaders of the 2 koreas will meet again and all of this comes as relations between
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south korea and the u.s. have been put under strain over who pays for the stationing of american soldiers here. the u.s. has reportedly been demanding a 5 fold increase in the nearly $1000000000.00 that south korea currently contributes a figure the americans won't confirm right and that is why i say that that. that that's not a number that we are currently focused on in the negotiations but beyond that these are private discussions between 2 close allies but an alliance that remains a polarizing issue here. due to the u.s. demand for an enormous increase in the defense cost sharing there are lots of frictions and relations between the u.s. and south korea many south koreans believe that the u.s. forces are stationed here for their interests not ours. as winterset in the sight of kim jong un journeying to sacred mount pet coup often
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a precursor to important announcements only added to the belief that this new year address could have consequences for everyone on the korean peninsula and many more beyond it robert pride al-jazeera soul. that the u.s. remains deeply divided on issues like impeachment and immigration and that could have a significant impact on the upcoming presidential election in the next part of al-jazeera series looking ahead to 2020 we examined don't trump chances over retaining the white house in the fender. as this records. everything that happens in washington in 2020 will be overshadowed by one looming event. the presidential election campaign in november voters will go to the polls and decide if u.s. president donald trump deserves another 4 years in the white house or in the way
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that will lead to the democrats' plan to stop him but just who will lead the charge is still to be determined nominating contest for democratic candidates begin in february in iowa it's a total sham democrats will no doubt use the impeachment of the u.s. president as their opening argument article one is adopted. the u.s. senate is expected to debate the issue in a trial after trump was impeached by the house of representatives but it's unlikely the republican controlled opera chamber will vote to kick trump out of the white house leaving voters to decide still accusations that trump abused his authority by pressuring ukraine to investigate a political rival the basis for his impeachment will haunt his campaign. immigration will also be a divisive issue during the election 2020 the supreme court will rule on an
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immigration matter bit further divided americans will decide whether some children brought illegally into the united states by their parents can stay under a program that trump ended the program is known as dhaka where. 'd the supreme court will also hear arguments on a louisiana abortion case that could decide the future of the law legalizing the practice the case will open old wounds trump is appointed to conservative justices and at least one of them brett kavanaugh faced a difficult nomination and $28.00 team that split the country partly stoked by fears that the right to an abortion is under attack. in june the u.s. president will also host the meeting of g 7 world leaders at camp david expect ongoing disputes over chinese trade european union tariffs and nato to come up
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amidst all of this is the future of donald trump's tax returns since his election victory the u.s. president has fought every court battle to release them but now the highest court in the united states is set to rule on whether trogs personal tax information should be public can really help at al jazeera the white house and on weapons they will continue our series with a special reports on south africa's former president jacob zuma who is due to stand trial on corruption charges. and finally $2900.00 been a year when many people around the world rose up against their governments and some countries that brought an end to decades of power for a long time leaders in others young people sit up to demand more action to save the planet's as the year draws to a close to syria takes a look back at some of the year's biggest stories and. demonstrate as you noted
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them opposition to a player used extradition. now he says the summer off is called. for to say it's become about much more than the postman was about the future of this city. a way that political and social unrest is sweeping south america playing sloper they talk about. how i wrong why evil is the man that challenges his illegitimacy and someday it is still the president of the libya why did they choose to lose out on the mic so. this is how the end of 30 years of lead looked when president already bashir was deposed. after 18 months of protests and 4 months of because he sudan's reading it it's written down and the opposition petition him to find
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a power sharing deal. protests turned to celebrations of the news and put up with his resignation. it's not about where your religion says lie in this deeply divided sectarian country. all walks of life are united against the political leadership at least panic among the crowds of protesters as gunfire echoes around central baghdad protesters say they want to live in an independent iraq that's a puppet of united states and iraq. people are dying entire ecosystems collapsing we are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic
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growth how dare you. carnage in churches on one of the most important days of the christian calendar. this is what the end of isis self declared caliphate looks like. up to a car al baghdadi is dead. the time is now run out. boris johnson returned to downing street triumphant the conservatives would retreat on britain's political map but the result was never in doubt article one is adopting a neutral preferred us president in history to beat him to disgrace a nobel prize winner the plain thing is by the military now defending them and herself against charges of genocide. i observe this
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a war on the awful video pins in the experience especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of peace this girl is so easily it's so hot it's just so low that. this is al jazeera and these are the headlines thousands of people are trapped on a beach in a strange as bushfires worsen in the states of a turia a new south wales the seaside tourist spots of mother kuta in victoria is cut off from any help emergency services are preparing to evacuate people by sea or air. we've been running community meetings over god he knows that i'm so this is the
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system was that we activate a star into that community once we're aware that that file was about to hit the town about early this morning and what else i believe that i o'clock this morning this arms were activated so everybody in that community that had a plan to go to the brakes or at the bridge we are aware as the permit is that some people chosen not to take that in dos and are mining their homes in those also by the communities we want be putting trucks into those here is about i would fully briefed on a fully aware before that far impacted on that community in egypt as they take any chances absolutely the funerals of at least 27 shia fighters killed in u.s. airstrikes in iraq are taking place in baghdad's the shia armed group hezbollah brigades has said it will take revenge iraq's caretaker prime minister as they discuss the strikes with his national security council on monday the council is reconsidering iraq's relationship with the u.s. led coalition against eisel. the former chairman of car giant nissen has fled to
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lebanon from japan where he faces trial over allegations of financial misconduct carlos ghosn who holds a lebanese passports was arrested in tokyo last year he said in a statement she escaped injustice and political persecution when his lawyers called his behavior inexcusable. and the united nations recognized governments in libya has denied allegations that turkish backed syrian rebels have been fighting alongside it so me were a lot holy for have to his forces have accused turkey of sending what they call it stream as terrorists into the country on monday the turkish government submitted a motion to parliament seeking approval to deploy troops to libya and chris says the conflicts is threatening its interests that see up to date the news continues after inside story. we understand the differences and the similarities of cultures across the world. so no matter where you call home
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al-jazeera international bringing the news and current affairs that matter to you. al-jazeera. soften your stance so we'll take offensive measures the warning from north korea to the u.s. over stalled nuclear talks how will washington respond to what is the new approach from the un says it's considering this is inside story. hello welcome to the show i'm sam is a down north korean leader kim jong un has called for positive and offensive measures to protect the country's security and sovereignty back to the head of
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a year and deadline he sat for the u.s. to soften its position on stalled talks aimed at pyongyang dismantling its nuclear and missile programs.


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