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the listening post on al-jazeera. calls for revenge hundreds of thousands of iranians join their possession as customs to the man whose body is brought. donald trump says 52 iranian targets are lined up if tehran retaliates of the assassination of its top military commander. in jordan this is out as iraq live from doha also coming up forces loyal to libyan warlord honey for half ton launch asked writes on a military academy killing at least 30 feet. plus the daytime sky darkens to blood red in australia after another day of destructive bushfires.
welcome to the program hundreds of thousands of iranians are paying their respects to a military commander. that was assassinated in a u.s. airstrike in iraq on friday his body arrived in the iranian city of our was a short time ago well these are live pictures from the procession the funeral marks the beginning of several days of mourning for still a mani in iran is considered one of the most important places for iran's revolutionary guards and its elite could force so no money for it in the province during the iran iraq war where next his remains to be taken to the holy city of mashad and then on to the capital tehran and he'll be buried in his hometown of come out on tuesday. well on saturday thousands of iraqis attended the funeral procession for salute monny and iraqi militia leader of a mark the mohammed is who was killed alongside him grief and rage filled the streets of baghdad and the shia holy cities of karbala and najaf mourners call for
revenge overnight there were several rocket attacks across iraq one exploded in baghdad's heavily fortified green zone near the american embassy and 2 others hit close to an iraqi air base where there are u.s. troops and contractors and there has been brigades that's a pro iran paramilitary group is warning iraqi forces just stay away from u.s. bases well diplomats and leaders have been scrambling to ease the crisis between iran and the united states qatar's foreign minister was dispatched to meet iran's leader as france the u.k. am saudi arabia all called for calm let's get the latest from assad binge of aid in baghdad. multiple attacks have been reported in and around iraq's capital baghdad 3 incidents confirmed by iraqi security forces one took place inside the fortified green zone they predict odds have landed near the u.s. embassy compound iraqi security forces calling it a rocket attack near the celebrations area inside the green zone the another
incident happened in the neighborhood in a residential area of baghdad and the 3rd incident and north of baghdad in sanaa had been province in balad base where some storerooms were head and we've also heard from one leader of the militia who has been has been our brigade which has been deemed as a terrorist organization by the united states that all iraqi forces should distance themselves from u.s. bases from sunday on birds so it is a state of high alert for iraqi security forces as they brace themselves for what they expect is going to be some sort of a reaction we've also seen a flurry of diplomatic activity to try and deescalate the situation in that region this is being spearheaded by others foreign minister who went to the iranian capital and met not just the president but his counterpart as well there iran insisting that this attack which happened in baghdad is
a flagrant violation of international norms and law which is something that we saw in the telephonic conversation between sergey lavrov the russian foreign minister and the really in foreign minister that was something that was repeated as well and throughout the day here in baghdad the situation remains tense but calm as protesters mourn the death of their leaders in the iraqi capital their funeral procession took place here and then the bodies will be taken from baghdad to karbala and najaf is where the end mohan this will. they turned up in their thousands angry and somber for the killing of their leaders by the united states. chanting and the u.s. slogans the protesters included families of the supporters of iran backed fighters in iraq. god willing the resistance to defeat their merican will continue and this
gathering is a response to american attacks on meters and victory is coming. most flags at the funeral of money and this represent the various fighting groups which constitute the popular mobilization forces iraqis see the assassinations as a violation of their sovereignty and of the rules of engagement by u.s. forces individuals the u.s. has called terrorists and public enemies are heroes to many in iraq that's why the current and former prime ministers came to pay their respects the leader of the popular mobilization forces who is also the national security advisor also walked with the procession also 4 years old but we are in america america's tyranny will fade as it exceeds its limits with our again as we demand the iraqi government and parliament legislate to make iraq stronger with the popular mobilisation forces the army and its people on sunday we want good news from parliament no procrastination and no delay we must get rid of dirty forces standing on iraqi chests.
the banners of hezbollah brigades are prominent the u.s. state department has declared the shia group a terrorist organization its fighters were recently targeted by the u.s. on the iraq syria border and that was the reason cited by proving in groups for attacking the us embassy compound in baghdad. this was the brigades former leader because we lost commanders of the hotshot who liberated iraq and liberated provinces occupied by eisel iraq force on behalf of all the world this violation has all iraqi people angry and condemning the crime. the bodies of the 2 leaders traveled from holy shrines in baghdad to karbala and najaf. this will be buried while burial is to take place in iran receiving messages of support for iraq's sovereignty president has spoken to world leaders including the turkish and french president they agreed on taking measures to prevent iraq from becoming a battleground for other countries to settle their scores in command of the group's
. money could achieve the victory he wanted to expel u.s. troops from iraq the parliament's extraordinary session is already under mounting public pressure to legislate against the presence of u.s. forces in iraq but with a weak interim government with limited legislative powers the government is likely to not meet those expectations. with out of the fact that. donald trump has issued a stark warning to iran threatening to hit dozens of targets inside the islamic republic if it retaliates for the targeted killing of top commanders. the u.s. president fired off a series of tweets part of which said iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain usa assets as revenge for ridding the world of their terrorist leader let this serve as a warning that if iran strikes any americans or american assets we have targeted $52.00 iranian sites and those targets and iran itself will be hit very fast and
very hard the usa wants no more threats let's cross live now to gable elizondo in washington d.c. gabe so president they're releasing a series of tweets warning iran about any response but most even saying that. yes a series of very incendiary tweets and he's even doing it again just within the last few minutes the president noted states tweeting more threats to iran should they strike back and retaliate against the united states for the u.s. assassination assassinating soleimani trump's tweeting just in the last few minutes that the u.s. will strike iran and hit them harder than they've ever been hit before those are the latest from the president this comes after other tweets from trump partially which you read there which he said that the u.s. has 52 different targets some of which are in iran planning that they have on their list to hit iran again should iran retaliate and in the one of
those tweets earlier he said that some of the 52 targets are important cultural culturally to iran which really raises eyebrows of a lot of people because that iran has over 20 different cultural world unesco world heritage sites in the country over 20 of them and it's a war crime to target nonmilitary institutions such as that so you know very unusual tweets quite frankly by the president ited states and somewhat surprising because all day on saturday we're hearing from administration officials including secretary of state mike pompei all who are giving them a message of wanting to deescalate the situation when trumps tweets are doing exactly the opposite of just briefly mention as well also on saturday the white house sent a letter to congress basically outlining why they did this strike killing so many and others they have to do this under the under the war powers resolution within 48 hours of commencing any sort of military activity that puts american
military lives at risk the white house is obligated to send this letter to congress nancy pelosi received that letter late saturday and. his fear is because it's classified which means she cannot reveal the details of it she said and in a statement she said that this classified war powers act notification delivered to congress raises more questions than answers this document prompts serious and urgent questions about the timing manner and justification of the administration's decision to engage in hostilities against iran's so a lot of pushback coming from congress who a wanted to know about this ahead of time which they were not informed of it ahead of time the strike and then also wanting more details about what was the justification that the administration has for doing it yeah gabe in the new york times is now reporting that the pentagon officials were stunned when trump chose
the most extreme option of killing silliman when other choices were given to the president. yeah that's right the new york times article late on saturday where they were speaking to some anonymous administration officials lays out a picture and paints a picture of how the pentagon allegedly gave a menu of options as they call it to president trump military options to strike back against iran after the u.s. embassy in baghdad was attacked by those protesters make it very clear the administration and trump pointed their ire towards iran for sparking that and on the list a menu of options they gave one of the options was to take out solo money according to administration officials that are speaking to the new york times. this was an option that they that military planners did not expect trump to take but that
exactly what he did and demanded that that be what the military did and it was thursday evening local time here that trump ultimately made that decision and then it was friday when the military carried it out it's being described as an impulsive decision by administration officials and and that's what we're hearing here by these people who are part of this is on the line for us from washington d.c. gabe thank you but now libya's health ministry says at least 30 people have been killed off an airstrike by forces loyal to warlord and if i have to are the death toll is expected to rise with reports of many more bodies at the scene a military academy was hit in the capital is the latest attack in half taz ongoing offensive to seize tripoli from the un recognized government forces about by egypt the u.a.e. and saudi arabia one of the why it is in tripoli he says most of the victims are believed to have been young cadets who were not on active duty. it's very clear to
. the hospitals the public caused those were the victims were transferred from the military academy that was hit by a drone loyal to the warlord. we just came back from one of the public hospitals where the victims are receiving good treatments and medical sources there say that it was so difficult for them to identify the bodies of the did victims because most of the dead bodies were either burned or torn apart by the attack now medical sources also say that they have been calling the health ministry has been calling on people to go to the hospitals to do need blood most of the victims are aged 18 to 22 and their military students from all the cities and areas in libya do not we spoke to the commander the head of this military
academy said that they don't have anything to do with the ongoing fighting for control of tripoli they're just as students of military academy they're not fighting against have to his forces that's where there is no reason why his forces are targeting this a military academy and meanwhile have to the fighter jets also targeted the main gate of m 80 gear port and of years has been halted in the airport and all flights have been diverted again to misrata airport about 2 and a half hours drive to the east from the capital of tripoli. time for a short break here al-jazeera when we come back in the manger suffering from its worst flooding in a decade and it's expected to get worse before it gets better. and the children forced to live on the freezing streets of paris once grew cold such an option laura stay with us.
and they're very unsettled picture across northern sections of the middle east it will rain we've got snow and some of that rain is going to be fairly heavy of the next couple days you can see this dog blue line here work its way across the southern and western areas of iran at the same time of course bringing those rain showers across into bahrain central areas and also some rain showers across into doha not sure about sunday across the northern sections but this is a system in the eastern end of the med that by monday really begins to increase some very strong gusty winds the ticket through this eastern end of the mediterranean but at least by then there was beginning to die away certainly across the arabian peninsula meanwhile across central areas of after we've got some fairly active weather here but equally across the the democratic republic of congo out tools got on as well for the next couple days that's where we'll see some of these heavy and then further to the south we've also got the usual activity here particular some pretty strong showers here for the next couple of days it's been
pretty wet now for the last week or so and as you can see we've got friend your brain working the way generally across into new india and also eventually some showers across into both want to all the while we've got one or 2 scouted shasta will central and east and south africa but pretty good into cape town and warm as well with a high of 23. more than 10 years after the global financial crisis you've taken home more than 480000000 dollars your company is now bankrupt our economy is in the state of crisis i have a very basic question for you this is where millions lost their homes in the us alone who's held responsible i will be fabulously wealthy and i will pay in christ for thank the lord the man who stole the wood on al-jazeera.
welcome back to our top stories here on al-jazeera hundreds of thousands of iranians are paying their respects to the military commander in somalia that was assassinated in a u.s. airstrike in iraq on friday his remains arrived in the iranian city of was a short time ago the funeral marks the beginning of several days of mourning for sort of money in iraq. u.s. president donald trump percent a series of tweets warning iran against taking any retaliate reaction for the killing trump says his country will hit $52.00 radio sites if iran targets americans. at least 30 people have been killed in the last drive on a military academy in the libyan capital the latest attack by forces loyal to
warlord leaf after as he attempts to seize tripoli from the u.n. recognize government. and as tensions mount of a turkey's plans to send troops to support the u.n. recognize government in tripoli egypt has been doing military exercises in the eastern mediterranean sea egypt as want turkey at any intervention will only make the situation in tripoli and the region much worse for 14 people have been killed and 19 wounded in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in bikini facet 7 schoolchildren are among the dead the bus drove over an improvised explosive device in the area of sewer province there's been no claim of responsibility but it happened in a region where armed groups have recently increased attacks the bus was part of a 3 vehicle convoy carrying 160000 has. well cooler temperatures in parts of australia have given firefighters a brief reprieve after what's been described as a horrid day of blazes on saturday blood red skies could be seen along coastal
communities in new south wales hundreds of properties are thought to have been destroyed across new south wales and victoria and the death toll this fire season has now risen to 24 of the one man was killed while defending a property but authorities say mass evacuations prevented major loss of life jessica washington has this update now from batemans bay on the new south wales south coast. condition have eased in many parts of this trial but of course crews are still battling 5 in new south wales in south australia and in victoria but they are making the most of these cooler temperatures and lighter winds to take control of some of the fires which are across the area now yesterday here on saturday and it's really a was described as a horrific day the damage is yet to be assessed but it detonated that at least hundreds of homes would have been destroyed this particular region of his trailer it's not just new south wales which is suffering but victoria surely there are also
5 burning in queensland and tasmania although not as severe as what is happening in the 3 day now we do understand that conditions all favorable in most of the day there's even a bit of rain here in new south wales and victoria but it's along the south coast region that the situation is still incredibly dangerous and this is an issue which will go on with some weeks ahead it's just been a town that from here along to the south coast region in between victoria and new south wales that whole town has just been evacuated so still an incredibly volatile situation and while the lack of rain has worsened australian situation too much of that just north of indonesia has brought the worst flooding on landslides in decades and tunnel communities have been buried and at least 60 people have died more rain is on the way. a torrent of smog sweeping through
homes destroying roads bridges and some. these are in the nation. in more than a decade's styluses of people are cut off from the outside. some still buried under heaps of mud has is a rising but it's too slow and just not nearly enough for them. those who've lost everything i don't have to look up our someone i didn't manage to evacuate anything i lost my small stall my house remains but the windows and doors are gone. torrential rain began a new year's eve triggering landslides and causing rivers to break their backs. mudslides and bad weather are making it hard for rescue workers to reach those stranded in remote areas. because we have evacuated people from several places it is impossible for them because particularly led back is badly devastated with no
access for vehicles nearly 400000 people are crowded into makeshift shelters in need around the capital jakarta. in some areas water has receded but the threat of diseases like dainty and hepatitis a is rising and there are signs of more rain in. the peak of the rainy season is in february and march so we're still facing possible floods we're now modifying weather so the rain won't fall in the cities for the people whose houses are flooded we hope they will stay in refugee compounds so we can monitor their health their reduce possible disease. person here who would do a do has blamed delays in fact control infrastructure for the devastation and as these floods show the effects are being felt by the city's most vulnerable priyanka al-jazeera. china has replaced his top representative in hong kong as protests that are about to enter an 8 month state media says the head of beijing's liaison office
one german has been removed as the 1st major reshuffles and the demonstrations began in june last year france really explains why beijing's liaison office is important. it's supposed to promote communication between china and hong kong it's effectively a bridge between mainland china and hong kong and it promotes and coordinate. candidates now it has sometimes been accused of overstepping its jurisdiction just as an example in the 2004 legislative council elections believes on office was accused of mobilizing members of the probate interest groups and housing associations to support the pro establishments party and since 2010 the liaison office has often been a target for pro-democracy protesters now as to what sort of practical impact it will have on hong kong politically it might be
a little bit too soon to tell we don't really know yet whether the signals that china is going to adopt a more hardline stance when it comes to its treatment of the anti government protests in hong kong but what's interesting to note is the timing now this reshuffle because major reshuffle since the protests began 7 months ago comes 6 weeks after a probe candidate suffered a humiliating defeat at local district council elections so while it may be a little bit too filling to tell whether this signals how china is going to be handling the protests in hong kong we know that the interest the timing of this it's interesting. the fates of these 700000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the u.s. as children could become one of the defining issues of the 2020 presidential election president trump is trying to end the program the term bernie protected them from deportation the supreme court is set to make a decision on the future just months before election day. norma ramirez was 5
years old when her parents brought her to the u.s. illegally she says that she didn't feel different growing up but like hundreds of thousands of others she's on documented scared and uncertain about the future and i have a social security number and. really devastating because i had done everything right i was you know model student in 2012 president barack obama introduced the deferred action for childhood arrivals all back a policy which provided protections for the undocumented immigrants it gave people like norma the right to work and apply for student loans it also gave her a 2 year reprieve from possible deportation that ended when president trump cancelled the dr policy in september of 2017 falsely claiming many recipients also known as dreamers are hardened criminals now the question of whether the president
acted lawfully is before the conservative leaning supreme court with a decision expected by june essentially what the administration did in what we're trying to argue to the court is that they didn't take into account the impact that rescinding daca would have on hundreds of thousands of people in their communities for activist in dhaka recipient maria pearlers sanchez a recent princeton graduate the stakes in the future couldn't be higher for someone to have that kind of power to affect thousands or hundreds of thousands of lives that saw. wild as the presidential election looms it voters who may ultimately decide the fate of dreamers if the democrats win back the white house the president could reinstate the program even if the court rules the decision was illegal but unable to vote almost undocumented immigrants can do is watch wait and hope for the best and a gallica al-jazeera. now spain's outing prime minister has promised that solving
the catalan dispute will be his top priority better sanchez is seeking parliament's backing to form a government to do this he needs catalonia as largest separatist party to abstain and they've agreed not to vote against him catalonia as a legal attempt to break away from the rest of spain in 2017 as cause the country's worst political crisis in decades now rights campaigners in france say hundreds of migrant children and teenagers are sleeping rough on the streets of paris many of them alone as winter temperatures plummet they're urging the government to do more to help especially but the reports from paris. it's a cold night in paris and these young children and their families are spending it outside most people here are asylum seekers who say they fled violence and poverty for a better life in europe but few imagine that they'd end up on the street relying on charities for survival the 6 year old girl is from iran her and says they've been
homeless for months. we have so many problems we want to send her to school but we can't as we don't have a home for these children and their mother who didn't wish to be identified from the democratic republic of congo instead of their jealous lover i don't know what to do my children are 5 and 8 years old i want them to go to school it's so painful for me to see others go but my live in the street a mere is one of a group of volunteers helping the families he understands them better than most the kurdish refugee here arrived in france 2 years ago as a teenager and was homeless it was very rich my brother has a factory. city teacher she write your books. come to your is really shop. but you cannot move it back in the north of the city has rows of tents and makeshift shelters are crammed along the ring road campaigners say that the hundreds of children and teenagers are sleeping on the streets of paris
often in appalling conditions like this and what activists say is that the french government is flouting international rules by failing to protect minors under french law all minors should be protected by the state but at this charity's day center staff say many young people sleep outdoors for months waiting for a judge to formally recognize their age there are many minor of. not. recognising search. from help from the state and they are basically put back in the street without any support. after more than a year a judge has finally ruled that this afghan teenager is a minor in a. good life in provence to be do become good live the french government says it wants to crack down on illegal immigration and has tightened its laws but the authorities tougher approach seems to deny basic human rights to some
of the most vulnerable natasha al-jazeera paris. partite a quick check of the headlines here on al-jazeera hundreds of thousands of iranians are paying their respects to military commander solomonic that was assassinated by a u.s. airstrike in iraq on friday his body arrived in the iranian city of our was a short time ago and these are live pictures from that procession the funeral marks the beginning of several days of mourning for samir monny in iran was is considered one of the most important places for iran's revolutionary guards and its and he could force some of the army fort in the province during the iran iraq war meanwhile u.s. president donald trump percent a series of tweets warning iran against taking any retaliatory action for the killing of selim ali trump says his country will hit 52 iranian sites if iran targets americans gable is under who has more from washington d.c.
. these tweets were very harsh and very strong words by the president and somewhat surprising if you will because all day we've been hearing from administration officials including secretary of state mike pompei all saying that the u.s. wanted to deescalate the situation as much as they could given the situation but then you see these very incendiary tweets from president trump basically saying that the u.s. says he's 52 targets on their list well area there were several rocket attacks across iraq targets included baghdad's heavily fortified green zone and then iraqi air base with the u.s. troops and there are reports a military base used by both kenyan and american forces has been stormed in kenya al shabaab has claimed the attack in lamu county there's no word yet on any casualties libya's health ministry says at least 30 people have been killed are from a strike by forces loyal to warlord and even after
a military academy was hit in the capital is the latest attack and have tons offensive to seize tripoli from the u.n. recognize government 14 people have been killed and 9000 wounded in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in between a facet of 7 school children are among the dead and cooler temperatures in parts of australia have given firefighters a brief reprieve after what's been described as a horrid day of blazes on saturday hundreds of properties are thought of been destroyed across new south wales and victoria but authorities say mass evacuations prevented a major loss of life for those with the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after people in power statute thanks for watching. on counting the cost 2020 we pick through what could be the whole geo political and geo economic topics of the year for the most important election in the free world and we asked if the world to come together to tackle global warming inequality and globalized.
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