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used to real dish on need and meets the young people tasked with making a different life than. from algeria. taking out their anger on the united states protesters in iraq march on the american embassy to voice opposition to u.s. airstrikes in iraq and syria. when i'm come on santa maria with the world news from al-jazeera trapped in australia thousands in the southeast us surrounded by bushfires forcing many to take refuge on the beach is. the light show in hong kong scaling back its new year's celebrations because of the
anti-government protests. the ousted chairman carlos ghosn flees to lebanon from japan where he faces charges of financial misconduct. let's start with those scenes of anger at the largest u.s. diplomatic post in the world members of an iranian backed group and their supporters marched into the heavily fortified green zone in the iraqi capital baghdad and surrounded the u.s. embassy some even managed to break in parts of the compound a security post at the entrance to the building was set on fire there responding to u.s. airstrikes in iraq and syria on sunday those camps which belongs to the iranian backed group hezbollah brigades were targeted the violence erupted on the same day funerals were being. health for the fighters killed in those u.s.
air strikes but the u.s. president has put the blame squarely on iraq donald trump warned iraq must use its forces to defend the embassy the u.s. state department says it's been given assurances by iraqi leaders some of the 14 begins our coverage in baghdad. it was supposed to be a funeral procession commemorating the 27 fighters killed in the latest u.s. air strike but instead it turned into an unequivocal message to the u.s. as well over the. hundreds perhaps thousands of people are taking part in this procession currently they're marching across the hanging bridge towards the fortified green zone behind me and this is of course where the u.s. embassy is located and that is where they are headed of course this is not just a funeral procession this is a public show of defiance aimed at passing a message towards america the bear present here in iraq is no longer welcome. most of those here are members or supporters of the popular mobilization forces they pay
their respects as the bodies pass by and they vow to avenge the deaths and the other on the lives of this cowardly act was carried out by the u.s. and israel they will pay a high price we will take a strong stand and we will not forget the blood of the martyrs as long as there is breath of inside of us we will tell them that we are here on the street and we are here to stay and there will be an aggressive response to their bases are not saying that top leaders support this march including. the leader of the biggest bloc in parliament and there is. an insurgency after the us led invasion they vowed to use both military and political means to expel the u.s. troops so that the part of the day this embassy has proved its conspires against iraq this is the embassy where they spy on iraq and where they lead to destruction of iraq this is where the saboteurs are supported for months. security forces have
guarded the green zone against anti-government protests but this time they appear to have orders to stand down allowing the crowds to pass the checkpoint leading to the u.s. embassy the protesters threw stones and set fire to the outer gates of the embassy the situation appears to be escalating now with hundreds perhaps thousands of members of the popular mobilization forces having to reach to the gates of the u.s. embassy there rolling stones there for the trying to climb the wall to reach the u.s. embassy compound and they're chanting anti-american slogans they're demanding their way of troll of american troops from iraq prime minister out of the mahdi has called on protesters to retreat condemning any attack on embassies but the fact that these crowds have been allowed to reach the embassy gates appears to signal the government's implicit endorsement of the message they're trying to send someone a faulty an al-jazeera but that just a quick look on the map now is where the embassy is actually located as we say it is in we it is within the heavily fortified green zone which houses iraqi
government buildings and foreign embassies in the city center this embassy is the u.s. largest diplomatic post in the world and also the most expensive to build its mike hanna in washington d.c. just those facts alone i guess for americans watching this and seeing their embassy being attacked in baghdad makes this extremely significant how has the president and his team reacted. that is very significant indeed in terms of those watching from the united states now president trump is continuing to tweet on the events in iraq in the last few minutes issuing a tweet saying to those many millions of people in iraq who want freedom and who don't want to be dominated and controlled by iran this is your time a somewhat cryptic tweet by the u.s. president but once again placing the u.s. airstrikes yesterday which led to these demonstrations and the demonstrations
themselves clearly in the ongoing u.s. conflict with iran earlier president tramples so tweeted that these demonstrations were being orchestrated by iran a sentiment echoed by his secretary of state might compare who tweeted similar thoughts might pompei a state department also releasing a statement saying the secretary of the state had spoken separately with the iraqi president and the caretaker prime minister asking them for protection of u.s. property and personnel apparently assurances were given by both these figures to the u.s. but still questions being asked here exactly how did the demonstrators get through that massively fortified outer perimeter of the green zone to approach the walls of the embassy itself to get back to their point mike about and you know we're watching the pictures obviously not just keep thinking about people in the u.s. watching that how how big is this sort of thing i guess how big is foreign
relations for u.s. voters given they're going into an election year now. well this is a significant factor although foreign policy seldom plays any role whatsoever in u.s. elections this may have changed given the whole foreign policy mistake some might argue being carried out by a president trump and his administration but still at the same time there's more to it than a foreign policy or an election year many within the us remember in benghazi in libya back in 2012 where the embassy there was stormed by fighters leading to the loss of life an american diplomat and a number of american contractors and this was echoed by a u.s. senator lindsey graham in the course of the morning saying that on president trumps watch no such things that benghazi would happen nonetheless there's great concern about the degree of these demonstrations about the fact that they are happening at
all reuters reports incidentally that more marines may be sent to the u.s. embassy in baghdad whether they going to be sent from the united states of the reporters correct or indeed redeployed from within iraq itself where there are a number of u.s. troops deployed that is something we'll find out in coming hours and possibly days come thank you so much mike hanna in washington d.c. . and now an iraqi politician closely linked to teheran was actually among the people at the u.s. embassy. is seen here and then the man next to him wearing the white turban that is political leader. who was recently placed under u.s. sanctions as well. in the iranian capital tehran explaining why these iranian backed political figures were at the protests. he is a very well known figure within the establishment in iran he fought on the iranian side during the iran iraq war between 1980 in 1980 has pledged his allegiances not
only to the islamic republic and the ideologies of this country but also to the supreme leader as well as the head of the revolutionary guards full force awesome soleimani he doesn't make it a hidden fact that that's where his allegiances lie he is now head of the better organization which is part of the largest ruling coalition within the iraqi parliament alba non group as is the man we just heard from he is the head of the puzzle the network these are groups that came to be following the fall of saddam hussein and their various groups that were fighting amongst each other and also fighting against the u.s. forces that were occupying iraq about time they now are part of the government this is where the dichotomy law is within iraq their relationship with iran is something that has been ongoing for years and now that they are officially part of the government that is something that united states cannot tolerate they've said that
this is part of iran's quote to malign behavior it's something really that dates back a long time it is not a recent development the relationship between these sides so for this event today it's very important to note that these leaders were there as a sign as a gesture it wasn't an accident that they were present at this event outside the u.s. embassy it's a message to the americans that not only do we not want you here but that we have the full support and cooperation of the iranians behind us. on to other news in sydney is welcomed in australia's new year with thousands of fireworks over its famous harbor. spectacular isn't it but there was a lot of controversy over whether the huge show should have even gone ahead given you've got firefighters battling massive bushfires around the city flags on sydney harbor bridge been flying at half mast for the 12 people who were killed. 1000000 people gathered around sydney harbor for that dazzling display of pirate technics
emergency workers though describing the bushfires in eastern parts of australia as apocalyptic in new south wales where sydney is many towns of come under orange and red haze as bush fires rage out of control for thousands of australians the beach became their only escape so the fires are actually now burning in every. state with unprecedented intensity victoria they're down on the south. currently among the hardest hit there are $260.00 new fires in just the 36 hours the past 36 hours that includes now the tourist town of mama kusa manly has a report that. as a massive water pyros towards the town of. $4000.00 people fled towards the beach those with boats went one step further and now the fire fronts come through. the front side the sound got the gas the dogs out the crowd that supplies i never see
them or get. the fire burning across 730 square kilometers i think day began encircled residents it turned day to night this video was recorded. we're just getting some invisible and i have a new site 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 structure i'm sitting in with a community literally standing sort of us all with our community at the beach front victoria's premier looked towards the australian defense force for help while fire bosses try to calm residents not just but across the state the number of communities are actually isolated 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 impacted communities in the neighboring states of new south wales scenes repeated the community have come to the local surf club with the ocean at their acts and this was a bait during the new year's holiday coastal towns a popular vacation spots authorities of tens of thousands of holidaymakers to go home or cancel that plan. this is a very unfair evacuation center in florida is really bad it's hard to. apocalyptic this isn't already. major says he's a narcissist scape the choking smoke and flames on monday 100000 people were urged to evacuate from 5 melbourne suburb while this was going on in western sydney and choose to australia's waterfall 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 hundreds of fires are burning and the full heat of summer has yet to arrive. out as there are. in the news ahead central african republic is on edge as a deadline to hand over weapons past us and allegations of forced abortions were speaking to. say they were detained alongside muslims in china. hello the skies are clear for southern parts of china central areas yes we'll see a little more cloud possibility of one or 2 showers able to see eastern side of
chargeable across the south temperatures just getting up towards that 2021 degree mark in hong kong the only show when this is the northeasterly monsoon that will feed a few showers into central areas of vietnam as we go on through wednesday i think less so for thursday but still a chance of wanted to share similar picture too of course at least the side of a loose on a little further west would draw across in the china largely dry across india as well but there are some showers some rain in the forecast further north there with a little more cloud here the clearer skies means the fog has been somewhat in hans we have got to some of the some of these areas say in their coldest weather in over $117.00 celsius there in new delhi still very gray across northern parts a little more clout there you just notice pushing towards that eastern side of india will see the showers edging their way into sensuous as we go on through
thursday western passed a fine and dry as the rather co up towards those northern areas karate with a high of 22 degrees. in 2000 and. documenting groundbreaking skiing. preparing summer in the years poorest children for entry into its toughest universities ready. we return to see how the students in the scheme helping change the face of india.
this is al jazeera and these are the top stories this hour members of an iranian backed armed group and their supporters have surrounded the u.s. embassy in baghdad some areas were set on fire iraqi security forces 5 tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowds fire crews in australia continue to battle the bushfires that have ravaged vast areas of the country thousands of people in the southeast are trapped or right on the beaches as flames spread around. the former chairman of nissan has fled to lebanon from japan where he faces a trial over allegations of financial misconduct carlos ghosn has a lebanese passport he was arrested in tokyo in 2018 but released under strict bail conditions he said he didn't flee justice in fact he escaped injustice and
political persecution his lawyer said his legal team held 3 of guns passports and called his behavior inexcusable. right we're about 15 minutes into the new year in hong kong the new year's celebrations on the way. an american flag right in the middle there actually the government has reduced its big traditional fireworks display due to security concerns though we did still see plenty of part technics a little bit earlier. there are protests going on as well to disrupt the festivities many of these anti-government demonstrators now into this 6 month of protests never go back as what that one said to the pollen happy new year to you tell us about what it's like there this evening. that's right happy new year and this is happy new year hong kong style here i am at
the waterfront usually this place is teeming with sure is to revelers watching those yearly fireworks says there you were talking about which have been canceled instead what they did see was a very brief laser light show and a few fireworks from rooftops there's been a call out for protesters to come gather here throughout the day we've seen protests across the city in through 2019 style disrupting shopping mall since prompting road setting up barricades but mostly what we've been seeing is skirmishes here and there 'd right he's out in full force there about 6000 of them now the authorities have tried very hard to make sure that we don't see much protest here and protesters we've spoken to many of them who have come out without their masks have come out some of them have put on their masks are mostly that just been shouting slogans so even as those fireworks at the laser light display was going on people were still standing there shouting fight for hong kong stand with
hong kong we still saw flags calling for independence for hong kong. you know the national well what they're calling the protest anthem glory to hong kong was being sung throughout the evening the. so lots of people around many of the protesters mingling with the hong kong people and tourists here so it is pretty much new year very much ending 2090 in the way it's been going and many people here are saying and many of the protesters here are saying we'll see you tomorrow indicating that these protests are going to continue to 2020 thank you that's the big opponent in hong kong on new year's news day now now the deadline for government in central african republic to hand over weapons has passed and there's no sign that they have done that at least 41 people have been killed in days of fighting between market traders and armed groups in the capital bangui the traders issued
a 48 hour ultimatum to the government to surrender their weapons or face a war united nations to send more troops to the region but they are struggling to keep pace that interest is in banking for us where the u.n. says it will send those troops. previous attempts to destroy the militias in this neighborhood well this is the market killing the last big capital in which 41 people have been killed somebody has been in the united nations just saying that it's finally deploying more troops to the area to the people and also ensure that peace is maintained in this area apart from that. they're also saying that i should a side order has now been issued on anyone carrying a weapon in this neighborhood looks like a b. sides the warring sides themselves actually tired of what's been happening all these yes but the. the tipping point was when militias who have been protecting
traders at this market from opposition militias from coming here and fighting them are the ones who eventually intimidating and of course exporting money from the traders here and those when the trade as we acted as has enough is enough they took up arms against them and then the united nations now and the security forces the central african with coming in to maintain the peace now the united nations and local security forces deploying to this market by the way a short while ago we saw patrols of united nations mission in central africa going round the market to ensure that the new declination is maintained and supported at all cost. muslim women who were detained in north west china's detention camps have accused of abusing and forcing them to have abortions al-jazeera spoken to some and in part 2 of our special series a summit but a summit been reports on the plight of ethnic kazakhs who say they feel is nothing
they can do to bring their abusers to justice. on this wall in the in kazakhstan are the faces of people who were held in china relative say they are being held in internment camps with beijing called reeducation camps to counter what it calls extremism. was held in such a camp she didn't talk about her experience until after she'd been awarded citizenship in kazakhstan she says abuse she suffered has scarred her for life and she frequently suffers headaches. when i was crossing the border they saw i am using what's up i was detained and sent furthur a medical test they found i am pregnant and forced me to abort after the abortion they isolated me in a clinic they gave me some medicine which they said was for tuberculosis i don't know what it was members of the turkey community accuse chinese authorities of using abortions as a weapon against muslims either women afraid to reveal their identities have also told al jazeera about abuse at the camps the relative safe haven in kazakhstan is
only for its nationals and does not apply to ethnic conflicts or chinese nationals and that's among the causes creating empty china sentiment inside cars because. dozens of people were arrested in neutral tunnel monte during in mt sinai demonstration in september these men crossed illegally into gaza to stand off to do portably freeze terrorist meant by chinese authorities. and where i get him only now risk being sent back to china activists see events like this fuel and to sign a sentiment and kazakhstan should not roll over for its powerful neighbor if nick. jews are prosecuted massively prosecuted for example in russia in europe. israel states they will talk against of its governments must defend any ethnic cousin in the world this analysts working with a government funded think tank says the china kazakhstan relationship is a delicate subject as a domestic chinese internal affairs but
a center if you take take into account the united nations motions on the we go if your stance or position was quite pragmatic and we abstain from voting. on. this motion so we have more independent stance and by the same time we realize that your political reality so i believe it's. a style diplomacy where we try to sustain the relation the same time show our case some question why should kazakhstan oppose china with which it shares a 700 kilometer border with other muslim majority countries support beijing earlier this year more than a dozen member countries of the organization of islamic cooperation or i see signed a statement in favor of china's policies commenting on internment camps the chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman has said the rigorousness city is part of the big family consisting of 56 ethnic groups in china tightly united together like the seeds of a pomegranate they are living a better life and fully enjoy freedom and rights china also enjoys friendly in close relations with the vast majority of muslim countries in the world. many of
because exceed china's violating human rights on a large scale in the name of fighting terrorism they say their next generation has been killed before birth and their muslim identity is being systematically erased yet they argue there is no leader from the islamic world standing up to support them. some injury down to 0 and marty. funny if you look back on 2019 it has been a year when people around the world rose up against their governments in some countries that brought an end to decades of power for long time leaders and others young people stood up to demand more action to save the planet as this year draws to a close observer looks back now at some of the year's biggest stories luck demonstrators you know to name a position to opposed extradition. now it's the summer of office called liberty is to say it's become about much more than
a close look i was about the future of this city. claim away the political and social unrest the sweeping south america playing sloper they talk about. i think i wrong why you don't is the man that challenges his legitimacy on some day he's still the president of bolivia why did they choose to resign and then nick so i this is how the end of 30 years of rule looked when president already this year was deposed. after 18 months of protests and 4 months of negotiation sudan's rigging made its way home town and the opposition coalition into line of power sharing deal . protests time to celebrations of the news of both of his resignation thanks not about where you are legions his mind this deeply divided
sectarian countries. all walks of life are united against the political leadership . panic among the crowds of protesters as gunfire and coast around central baghdad protesters say they want to live in an independent iraq that's a puppet united states and iraq. alec. 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 growth how dare you. churches on one of the most important days of the christian calendar. this is what the end
of isis self declared caliphate looks like. a move a car daddy is dead. the time is now run out. for its johnson return to downing street triumphant the conservatives who agreed droom britain's political map. the result was never in doubt article one is adopting a move from the 3rd us president in history to beat him to disgrace a nobel prize winner the main thing is by the military now defending them and herself against charges of genocide. i accept this award on the awful video bins in the regions especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of peace this group is so easily this so. this is so low.
they are here on al-jazeera and these are the headlines the us is reportedly sending marines to its embassy in baghdad after members of an iranian backed group and their supporters surrounded the compound some areas was set on fire and iraqi security forces fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowds some on a full team has moved from baghdad it seems that the bulk of the crowds have left the surroundings of the u.s. embassy i'm standing in front of. one of the entrances to was the green zone the hanging bridge and this is of course where the crowds entered this morning when they marched on the u.s.
embassy now we understand that several. fighters may have been injured when guards guarding the u.s. embassy used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds of course because the iraqi security forces themselves were simply standing by and preventing this crowd as it marched on the embassy as it began throwing stones and burning cars of the outer walls of the headlines fire crews in australia continue to battle the bushfires that have ravaged vast areas of the country since of people in the southeast were trapped overnight on beaches the flames spread around them but despite the fires burning sydney welcomed in australia's new year with a huge fireworks display. there was controversy over whether the show should have gone ahead as firefighters battle the bushfires flags on sydney harbor bridge been flying at half mast for the 12 people have lost their lives. in hong kong new year's celebrations have been
scaled back this was half an hour ago the government reduced its big traditional fireworks display because of security concerns the city braced for more protests as well timed to disrupt the festivities and government demonstrators now into their 6th month of protest and the former chairman of the multi-national car giant nissan has fled to lebanon from japan where he faces a trial over allegations of financial misconduct carlos ghosn has a lebanese possible he was arrested in tokyo in 2018 but it's released under strict bail conditions he said he just skate injustice and political persecution in japan there you go you're up to date with the headlines on al-jazeera super 30 is coming up next.