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is it possible for trump is actually a little late week on counting the cost on al-jazeera. furious protesters break into the u.s. embassy compound in iraq after american war planes strike a powerful shia group. of their own jonelle this is al jazeera live from london also coming up red skies and charger in australia as thousands of people are trapped by a bushfire crisis that spiralling out of control. france's president refuses to budge on his pension reform plan as he delivers his new year's address. and as the
world ushers in a new decade we look at the stories that have defined 2090. iraqi protesters have stormed the compound of america's largest embassy smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area thousands of people have been rallying in baghdad's green zone angry at the u.s. airstrikes that targeted a powerful the rainy unbacked group on iraqi soil the u.s. says it was only responding to the iranian aggression and has also blamed iran for tuesday's unrest but denies it had anything to do with it well the pentagon now says it's deploring deploying more troops to secure the embassy will be live in washington in just a moment but 1st this report from simona fulton. oh that's right
angry and determined they marched across the river tigris through unmanned checkpoints into the heart of the fortified green zone thousands of members of the iranian backed popular mobilization forces and their supporters surrounded the compound of the u.s. embassy to deliver a stern warning notice on a night out there this is a message to trump and to the american embassy and consulate in baghdad. watch out you have touched our soldiers and our brothers they said fires at the outer gates as they try to get inside the embassy grounds the situation appears to be escalating now with hundreds perhaps thousands of members of the popular mobilization for setting the reach to the close of the u.s. embassy there filming stones there burning ceased the trying to climb the wall to reach the u.s. embassy compound and they're chanting anti-american slogans are demanding the wave told all american troops from iraq. the action is in response to u.s.
airstrikes that killed dozens of fighters from the hezbollah brigades which form part of the popular mobilization of forces it all began as a funeral procession to honor those killed crowds pay their respects as the bodies passed by and vowed to avenge their deaths in the hall there are those of honor that on the disk our glee 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's breath inside of us we will tell them that we are here on the streets and we are here to stay and there will be an aggressive response to their bases are not safe. top pm of the year supported this march including how many the leader of the biggest bloc in parliament and their risk. bullet an insurgency after the u.s. led invasion in 2003 they pledged to use both military and political means to expel u.s. troops that are now as a part of the dharma 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 the u.s. embassy is located in the heavily fortified green zone for months iraqi security forces have guarded it against anti-government protesters but this time they appear to have orders to stand down the prime minister has condemned the attack on the embassy 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 iran has strong relations not only with the security groups that we talk about that we talk about but also with the political groups with the institutions with state actors inside iraq and across the political spectrum from. and kurdish groups. through loudspeakers crowds in tahrir square who've camped out for months to protest against the government and iranian
influence renounced any connection to the group that entered the green zone this attack on the u.s. embassy could turn into a diplomatic crisis many fear it could be the beginning of an escalating proxy war between the u.s. and iran on iraqi soil see want a full team al-jazeera baghdad well let's get more all this from gabriel elizondo who's standing by in our washington bureau for a skate good to see you donald trump u.s. president has laid the blame for all of this squarely at the wrong door any sign of what he intends to do about. no not really and that's the big question is out of washington of the trumpet ministration all day on tuesday we've been hearing that the administration has been pointing the finger directly at iran as being behind these protests that led to these protests going right to the front door of the u.s. embassy in iraq and we've also at the same time on tuesday heard from trump
administration officials as well as republican and democratic lawmakers who have put out statements as well also putting a little bit of the questions on iraq as well and saying you know basically why wasn't our u.s. embassy protected by iraqi security forces the questions were being raised how did these protesters get through the multiple layers of security checkpoints in that green zone fortified area to reach so close to the u.s. embassy we're now hearing more information or more words from the u.s. president himself donald trump who tweeted late on tuesday afternoon just not too long ago he tweeted i'm going to read it for you the president tweeting these are his words the u.s. embassy in iraq is and has been for hours safe many of our great war fighters together with the most lethal military equipment in the world was immediately rushed to the site thank you to the president and prime minister of iraq for their
rapid response upon request that tweet from trump about the more than 100 u.s. marines that were deployed in a rapid deployment from the region to the u.s. embassy to help security there were told that those marines are there trump went on to tweet and this is important iran will be held fully responsible for lives lost or damage incurred at any of our facilities they will pay a very big price this is not a warning this is a threat before indeed his tweet with happy new year so the president united states there. a little bit taking some of the pressure off of iraq a little bit there iraq is in a very difficult position in between the united states and iran right now and i think the u.s. president there is tweeting out basically his thanks to iraq in some ways he did
have a phone call with the prime minister of iraq other abdul mahdi and he expressed to the president of the united states expressed to the prime minister of iraq how much he how important it was to the u.s. that the u.s. embassy is protected and so i think now basically you're seeing trump take a little bit of pressure off iraq late on tuesday here with these tweets and putting the pressure squarely back on iran gave we're going to leave it there gabriel is on the line for us in our washington d.c. bureau many thanks. president bush was a creating quote apocalyptic conditions in parts of eastern australia in the state of new south wales some towns suffered through orange and red haze as bush fires raged out of control 3 more people have been killed bringing the total fire linked
to death toll now to 30 lore of man they report. 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 5 fronts come through. every one side the sound got the gas the dogs up the crowd that supplies but i never see them or get. the fire burning across 730 square kilometers i think day began and could resume it turned day to night this video was recorded. we're just getting some invisible and i have a news site i reckon that they say. that is getting towards the north east at the moment and starting in the town of knowledge they don't have the 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 saw saw with our community at the beach front victoria's premier looked what seal straightly a defense force for help while fire bosses try to calm residents not just but across the states but a 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 1000 packed communities in the neighboring state new south wales scenes repeated the community has come to the local surf club with the ocean as their access and this was a bait spay 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 problem for evacuation center. if work is really bad it's hard to be.
a popular pick this is the middle of the day. may just as he. nourse escaped the choking smoke and flames on monday 100000 people were urged to evacuate from 5 melbourne suburb of trade is what all season is breaking records. the 1st major fires started in early september before the arrival of spring the product of storing 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 in manly out as they are meanwhile australia's largest city sydney has welcomed the new year with tens of thousands of far works that's despite controversy over whether the huge fireworks display should have gone ahead at all as firefighters continue to battle those bushfires flags on sydney harbor bridge had been flying at half mast for those who
died about 1000000 people were around the harbor for the dazzling display. new year's celebrations in hong kong were scaled back the traditional fireworks display there was significantly reduced because of security concerns and tea china demonstrations have dominated the city for months police on tuesday used tear gas to disperse crowds marching into central hong kong and as florence louis reports many protesters say they won't be stopped by the festivities. away from the new year festivities away from the neon lit shopping streets of hong kong protesters have gathered here outside a subway station those protesters to mark 4 months that police stormed the subway station images from that day show police hitting people with baton firing pepper sprayed passers by were caught up in the violence now and that incident angered a lot of people here who have accused me of using excessive force now one of the
demands that protesters of the making of the start of the protest nearly 7 months ago is greater than with accountability. they want an independent investigation into alleged the police misconduct in january a preliminary report is due by the police watchdog but protesters say that is not enough because they deem that agency like the independent now there's no indication that the government is ready to meet this deadline and processes have said they will continue with their push for more hotel into the new year. north korean leader kim jong un says in his words the world will witness a new strategic weapon in the near future the comments were seen in an advance copy of his new year's speech which will be broadcast on state run television kim says north korea will continue developing what he called a nuclear deterrent to contain u.s. nuclear threats he says the scope and depth of the nuclear deterrent will depend on
the attitude of the u.s. in the future. well more to come on al-jazeera this half hour including. breaking bad the former december car chief explains why he fled just. dicing with traffic going to meet the colombian teenagers risking their lives in one of the world's most dangerous extreme sports. hello there still the searing heat is very much the story of course across the southeast of australia now we have had a bit change in weather conditions in the last 24 hours at this massive front that's come through it's change the direction of the winds and is also slightly cooler and moist abbott of course these the pictures we have just been looking out for weeks and weeks this is the new south wales quite close to the coast and of
course the towns are just shrouded in this thick haze and also the color oversea coming from all of those flames that a bunny but this is what i mean the temperatures along the coast not cheap bad on wednesday but it is much hotter once you move to inland areas $24.00 degrees in melbourne $26.00 in sydney it's warming path at 30 celsius we've got more. than sections of western australia and you can see 27 in perth a bit beginning to warm up again across the great by say 34 in adelaide and still pretty woman melbourne at 26 so no real helpful rain in the full cost and for the next couple days wednesday and thursday across both islands of new zealand we've got some pretty warm air in place in christchurch 27 degrees on wednesday it does dip down to more normal levels by say 23 degrees quite a bit of cloud around but for my spot it'll stay dry with some fairly nice sunshine .
the brazilian economy is booming but deep divisions still exist between the haves and the have nots in a country where smartphones have become a part of the everyday life technology help bridge the gap. the series the challenges developers to design apps for a better wells travels to real desire media and meets the young people tasked with making a different life that far from al-jazeera. swap leaders will immediately draw up a list of ukrainians held in russia including those in the annexed region of crimea and russians detained in ukraine a date for the exchanges north yet been publicly set on sunday about 200 prisoners
were swapped in the latest sign of warming relations between the 2 countries french president emmanuel macros called for calm across the nation in his new year's address protests over plans to raise the retirement age to prompted lawyers teachers and even musicians to go on strike the tasha butler has been following the protests in paris. it was an unusual protest against the french government's planned pension reforms members of the paris opera orchestra played a concert to demonstrate against the proposals you do suppose we would to show that our job is to play music and it makes us all happy deaf we've been forced to strike for a month and cancel $45.00 performances for needy 4 weeks people including lawyers teachers health workers and even ballerinas have demonstrated against the government's plans fearing their pensions will be reduced and they'll be forced to work longer transport workers strike has disrupted rail bus and line services the
french president has been under pressure to break his silence over the protests and his new speech to try to diffuse the crisis. make no mistake on this important subject that so close to french people tarts and identity i hear their fears and anxieties i also hear many laws and manipulation car must always right i'm calm doesn't mean backing down but respect each other's differences my only compass is and will be the interests of our country macrame hope that his speech will end the protests but workers at this trade union meeting in paris said they wouldn't back down many of the workers damaged here have been on strike since the beginning of december and they say that the only thing they would persuade them to go back to work and end their protest would be if the government was discussing its pension reform plans they said we started to strike and we plan to finish it because as long as the government doesn't restore to reform we'll continue to struggle you're
not the only ones this analyst says that macro has failed to convince some people that the reforms are necessary has not managed to isolate the strikers because. the pension system is everybody's problem and he hasn't been convincing enough i think the lack of trust in the politicians. word in for also the moment is very deep and that's the main problem with my courses don't worry everything will be ok you're not going to lose in this reform people don't trust him. micro has a record of pushing through controversial reforms but this one is proving particularly challenging the government says the changes would modernize the pension system make it fairer and save public money to resume negotiations with trade union leaders next week but with neither side showing any sign of backing down the talks are unlikely to be harmonious it's actually butler just 0 paris.
the former chairman of car dr nissen says he fled to lebanon from japan to in his words escape injustice and political persecution carlos ghosn was arrested in tokyo in 2018 on charges of financial misconduct but released under strict bail conditions that included a ban on leaving japan his lawyers said his legal team held 3 of goans passports and called his behavior inexcusable while go no holds lebanese french and brazilian citizenship al-jazeera smarm a german jhoom has been to one of those residences in beirut explains what the government there had to say about his departure. we now have confirmation from the lebanese government that mr going is indeed in lebanon there was a statement that was issued by a lebanese general security it's a very brief statement it reads carlos cohen has entered beirut in a legitimate way and there is no need to pursue him legally i guess that really puts to bed the question as to if the lebanese authorities are going to be
cooperating with any request by the japanese to perhaps extradite mr goh and of course you know now because you know there is no extradition treaty between japan and lebanon so that adds to the murkiness around this case we are indeed right now in eastern beirut it's a rainy day where in the neighborhood a ship be a behind me is one of the houses own by mr goh and we do not know if he is indeed there there is a bit of a security presence here right now one car from the internal security forces and a few of their police people that are here guarding this house but there's been no other incidents to speak of out here today now there was a statement issued by mr goh in spokesperson in france several hours ago he had said that he was not fleeing justice but in fact he was escaping injustice now i'm paraphrasing there so let me read you a little bit more of what his statement said mr goh and said i am now in lebanon i am no longer hostage to a biased japanese judicial system where the presumption of guilt prevails where
discrimination is widespread and where human rights are violated this in total disregard of the laws and international treaties that japan has ratified and which it is bound to respect. and i go on colt has frozen the assets of africa's richest woman in a spot of a corruption investigation isabel dos santos is a businesswoman and the billionaire daughter of former president eduardo dos santos assets owned by her husband and a business associate of also being frozen the move follows an injunction filed by the angolan government to recover about a $1000000000.00 in funds that it says are owed by dos santos and associates. and i very coast court has sentenced former cabinet minister and armed group leader shell's blake good day to 20 years in prison on murder rape and torture charges he's conviction related to the 2010 ivorian civil war in which around 3000 people were killed the unrest began when blair good days ally former ivorian president
laurent gbagbo refused to concede defeat to current leader know what tara blade good day was sentenced in absentia as he's currently in the netherlands fighting another case at the international criminal court where colombian teenagers are risking their lives riding modified pushbikes down steep highways surrounding the city of many in its columbia's version of an already risky sport called gravity biking despite many deaths riders say it helps them forget their troubles in the crime ridden hilltop neighborhoods and listen to rem p.r.t. met some of the riders. as night falls in may the in a group of teenagers ride their modified bikes down these vertiginous roads they crouch to increase speed passing trucks in cars at up to 100 kilometers an hour. called gravity bikes they're colombia's more extreme version of an already dangerous sport invented in the united states and for many youngsters from poor
crime ridden neighborhoods on the hills around the city it has become a deadly pastime 17 year old model and when your tone is one of them for life happens i don't know you're always thinking about the risks people crashing getting killed and the serious accidents we all suffer i know i need to think and understand i can kill myself but we keep doing it because it's our passion. to go faster the bikes are rebuilt often from scratch riders personalize them and attach weights to the frame to make them heavier pedals and chains are removed to reduce friction. to get to the top of the hills riders latch onto passing trucks at times using homemade hooks on a line. marlon has survived 3 close brushes with death and proudly shows his scars his friend tattooed on his belly the name of a cousin who died in a gravity bike accident in. the town of on the outskirts of maybe even as
a band the practice out right. free of marland's riding companions this year alone and serious accidents have been. so much so that this hole where most of them said he had started safety campaigns and also donated helmets that nobody really seems to be using. this school psychologist says most of the kids come from broken homes and some fall into drug abuse their bikes becoming a way of demonstrating their value in courage you know i know but i guess you get me if you ask them. they'll say they do it for the adrenaline the desire to experiment but the truth is they are often dealing with depression parental absence so becomes a self destructive way of excusing from their reality. oh and nobody here likes to crash the fall nor ruin the bike that was built with so much sacrifice and time but it's our lifestyle and we don't have any other safer place to do it now understands
he needs to take more precautions but says he won't be dissuaded i listen. raising stuff when a french court has rejected a leading chef's action against the michelin guide after he says they downgraded his restaurant for mistakenly thinking that he'd used english cheddar in a traditional recipe mark vera has been attempting to legally force michelin to give reasons there are alleges an inspector mistook saffron for yellow cheddar in his cheese soufflé which is supposed to be made only with local ingredients. the world saying goodbye to 2090 a year when people across the globe rose up against their governments in some nations that brought an end to the rule of dictators in all those young people stood up to demand more action to save the planet as it draws to a close we take a look at summer 2009 teams biggest story. i. demonstrate is you
know to help opposition to a proposed extradition. now he's the summer of office called. for to say it's become about much more than oppose more i to about the future of this city. the way the political and social unrest is sweeping south america. is slow for they talk about it i do feel i one way you will give them a challenge is his illegitimacy and some day he is still the president of bolivia i mean they choose day. and the next so. 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 reading between him down and the opposition coalition came to find a power sharing deal. protests time to celebrations of the news and put up to
his resignation. it's not about where you are legion says mind this deeply divided sectarian countries. all walks of life are united against the political leadership . panic among the crowds of protesters as gunfire echoes around central baghdad protesters say they want to live in an independent iraq not the puppet of the united states iran. people are dying entire school systems collapsing we are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about isn't money and fairy tales of the jungle
economic growth how did you. manage 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. a move a car al baghdadi is dead. at that time is now run out. boris johnson returned to downing street triumphant the conservatives have redrawn britain's political map. the result was never in doubt article one is adopted by the drum is the 3rd u.s. president in history to be impeached it's a disgrace a nobel prize winner of playing for years by the military now defending them and herself against charges of genocide. i accept this award on the awful video bins
and it's the end especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of peace this girl is so resilient is so hot it is so bad. time for a quick look now at the top stories on al-jazeera iraqi protesters have stormed the compound of the biggest u.s. embassy in baghdad smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area thousands of people have been rallying in baghdad's green zone angry at us as strikes that targeted a powerful iranian backed group on iraqi soil roulette is on the is in washington
d.c. where he says serious questions of being asked at the highest levels how was this allowed to happen what security measures were breached and how were these protesters able to get so close to the u.s. embassy inside this heavily fortified green zone that you go through multiple layers of checkpoints to get to the u.s. embassy so there are some serious questions being asked by not only administration officials but also republican and democratic lawmakers as well saying they want answers to this unprecedented bushfires are creating what is being described as apocalyptic conditions in some parts of eastern australia in the state of new south wales some towns suffered through orange and red haze as bush fires rage out of control officials confirmed another 3 people had been killed by the fires bringing the total filing to death toll to 30 new year celebrations in hong kong was scaled back after security concerns the famous big traditional firework display was
significantly reduced hong kong is bracing for more anti chinese protests timed to disrupt new year festivities north korean leader kim jong un says the world will witness what he described as a new strategic weapon in the near future and continue developing nuclear and nuclear deterrent the comments were seen in an advance copy of his new year's speech which will be broadcast on state run television. the former chairman of. the fled to lebanon from japan to escape justice and political persecution. rested in tokyo in 2018 on charges of misconduct but his strict bail conditions meant he couldn't leave japan well those were the headlines coming up next how they benefit the people of brazil's favelas. has been addressed by we listen.
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