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still you go on al-jazeera. understand the differences and similarities of cultures across the board sentiments of taking the news and current affairs that matter to you. this is al-jazeera. and i'm rob matheson and this is the new zone live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes iraq's parliament votes to expel all fallen troops days after the assassination of a rainy and general hossam solo money by the u.s. . iran says it's rolling back on its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal and there will be no limits on its uranium enrichment capacity. chaos in venezuela's
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parliament where the opposition is accusing the government of mounting a coup. also ahead 3 u.s. service members are killed an aircraft are destroyed after al shabaab fighters stormed a kenyan army base. plus the treasures of ancient egyptian king tilton come on now ronald world tool will explain what the exhibit could mean for egypt. while the fallout from the u.s. military's assassination of iran's 2nd most powerful man major general hossam soleimani is spreading fast in baghdad politicians have voted to expel all foreign troops in the country the non-binding moves being backed by iraq's outgoing prime minister. the vote was followed by a number of rocket attacks inside the heavily fortified green zone as well as
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incentive. baghdad in the past few hours iran says it will no longer abide by any limits to uranium enrichment under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers but leaders of germany france and the u.k. arjan tak iran to reconsider its decision meanwhile in lebanon the leader of a rainy and back hezbollah says all u.s. bases warships and soldiers are now targets because for revenge are growing louder as hundreds of thousands of people mourn the killing of qassam sort of money during his ongoing funeral procession in iran some of intervention has more from baghdad where the security situation is tense we've heard at least 3 explosions here close to the outskirts of the fortified green zone central area where the u.s. embassy and other important buildings are located we were there throughout the day with at the iraqi parliament proceedings were happening now this attack comes.
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second night in a row where these projectiles are being fired so far we haven't heard about any casualties although there are reports unconfirmed reports at the moment that some of these rockets landed in a residential area and some civilians might have been injured but this is significant because this is the 1st incident after the warning has been lied to his beloved brigades of group which said to iraqi forces and warned them to distance themselves for a 1000 meters away from any u.s. bases or military installations in indicating that there might be attacks from sunday evening on words and this is the 1st incident of its kind although no one has claimed responsibility so far worth noting that has been abrogated is the group which is designated as a terrorist organization which was targeted by u.s. forces on the iraq syria border and was spearheading the protests which surrounded the u.s. embassy an attack that last week. well the u.s.
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says it's disappointed by the resolution passed by the iraqi parliament john hendren is joining us live from washington d.c. john i understand that over the last few donald trump has been tweeting about this in various other statements have been coming out just bring us up to date with what's being said. that's right the state department issued that very moderate statement that you mentioned just a moment ago saying it was disappointed in the iraqi parliament vote to expel u.s. troops of course that's a non-binding vote and went on to say we strongly urge iraqi leaders to reconsider the importance of the ongoing economic and security relationship between the 2 countries but after that donald trump before leaving his mar a lago resort without talking to reporters issued a tweet essentially threatening iran with military action if it were to retaliate for the assassination saying the president said these media posts will serve as a notification to the united states congress that should iran strike any u.s.
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person or target the united states will quickly and fully strike back and perhaps in a disproportionate manner when he talks about that as notification to the congress that is under the war powers act of 1973 he's got 48 hours to send american troops into any conflict before he has to notify congress well interestingly the house foreign relation committee which is run by democrats issued a tweet shortly after that saying this media post will serve as a reminder that war powers reside in the congress under the united states constitution and that you should read the war powers act and that you're not a dictator now that gives you an idea of the divide there democrats in the congress have been very critical of the president elizabeth warren who's running for president has said that there is a legitimate reason to question the president's timing because he is undergoing impeachment this is a contentious issue here in the u.s. right john let's talk
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a little bit more about the military's role in iraq because as you rightly say of course we seem to be getting a mixed messages coming out from state department as well as from the military as well and i believe the military's been making some sort of comments about how it sees its role in iraq in the future. that's right the u.s. central command that's the part of the pentagon that runs operations in the middle east and north africa has issued a statement saying it would temporarily pause action against i sold in that area and the reason it's doing that is because it wants to focus on protecting american personnel in those bases this follows rocket attacks that killed an american contractor at a base there and the u.s. military says it will now those operations that of course increases the burden not only on the iraqis themselves but on those iranian militia members who are continuing that fight against isis in that countries where there is an ironic effect there. i want to ask you something very quickly john if you don't mind
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because we're beginning to see reports that the u.s. is taking some sort of action against iranians who are intending to to head towards the united states we're getting mixed messages about what exactly that is that you able to give us any indication of what's happening there i think so there's a group called the center on american islamic relations and they put out a press release saying that 6 more than 60 iranians excuse me iranian americans were detained at length and questioned at the peace arch border crossing in blaine washington that is on the border with canada and went on to say their passports were confiscated they were questioned about their political views and allegiances and after that the u.s. customs and border patrol agency said that any report that it was picking out a rainy americans and refusing their entry was false they've issued it they do not discriminate they say based on national origin but they do say that there is an
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enhanced posture and that people have been delayed as long as 4 hours the question there is are they singling out iranians or iranian americans we don't know the answer to that john thanks very much indeed. well meanwhile inside iran hundreds of thousands of people are flooding the streets for the funeral procession of mani who was killed in a u.s. air strike in baghdad on friday night said bag reports from near raining capital. a sea of mourners millions across the country came out onto the streets nothing like this has been witness in iran since the funeral of the founder of the islamic republic many 30 years ago the assassination of qassam so the money has united a country and its different political factions. street threatening to talk to rein in cultural sites has encouraged even more defiance. but if we sacrifice our life
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for him if we sacrifice our blood for him and he's still not enough. to think. you did you kill them them or the parents or children. then it's ready love. the money get ready for a big brother well khaleel we. are with you on the streets of iran the event has reshaped the political dynamic. in november there were anti-government protests across the country but now the government and political establishment here have unprecedented support images of generous of the money put up across the country and airport named after him even streets named in his honor everyone is being reminded of his contribution to iran and what's seen as his ultimate sacrifice. so the money's daughter has asked to bring in president hassan rouhani and the need to of lebanon's hizbullah. to avenge her father's death
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this as a nation has now resulted in iran announcing it has no limits to its nuclear activities including uranium enrichment its stockpiles and research and development the deal is now old but. iran says no one can dictate. what kind of response it will give to america in margit aldrin know that it's adventure has painful repercussions for you mr trump don't frighten the iranian nation with your ignorance you put the lives of americans in this region at risk you better pack up and escape from the region. recently countries and the rest of the world wait nervously as the fear of a new conflict grows the killing of one man that is now threatening to reshape the face of the middle east assad bake al-jazeera the iran. lebanon's hezbollah leader hassan nasrallah says responding to the death of sort of money is not only iran's responsibility but the responsibility of its allies tubes in a holder has more from beirut. his images were put up across beirut's southern
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suburbs qassam so many is being mourned in hezbollah stronghold for the iranian backed group and it's mainly shia are supporters the late head of the elite could this force the revolutionary guards external wing was their commander the public face symbol and architect of the islamic republic's influence across the region was killed in a u.s. drone strike in baghdad on friday since then iran and its regional allies have been promising revenge i feel i'll be clear their response is to target their merican military presence in the region their american military bases their vessels every american officer and soldier in our region and our countries on our soul. many was not only iran's concern but the entire so-called axis of resistance a term used to refer to groups in iraq syria lebanon yemen and the palestinian territories he said it was up to those groups to decide if and how they would
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retaliate but the hezbollah leader hinted lebanon will not necessarily be an arena . lebanon is not a front line of america's and iran's rivalry there is a us embassy in a few soldiers who trained on me by hezbollah has a presence in the region i can take part. and he would tell me a ship outside the country. it now seems clear what the retaliation may involve iranian military commanders made the same threat and iran's allies in iraq have already singled out u.s. bases as targets and the u.s. presence in the region is in a strong as words fair punishment has repeatedly threatened regional war if iran is attacked by the united states iran will not stand alone is what he's promised it is an expected statement of support from an ally which has grown into a regional force photos are emerging of with still in many who the hezbollah leader called a brother he confirmed the late military commander was in lebanon before heading to
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baghdad via damascus while hezbollah doesn't hide its links with iran it is the strongest political player in lebanon it's careful to protect that power at a time of increasing pressure is the condition for success for retaliation or help there because of the economic situation because they cannot cannot sustain what so ever. likable to in 2006. called so many assassination a turning point and a new phase the message here may be one of defiance but in reality the u.s. maximum pressure campaign on iran and its allies seems to be already in a new phase. beirut. call is a professor of history at university of michigan is the author of several books on islam middle east and u.s. policy in the region is joining us now from michigan good to have you with us on
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al-jazeera thanks very much indeed i want to ask you 1st of all because there are so many different elements that we could talk about here but let me ask you about this iraqi parliamentary vote in practical terms how likely is it that this is going to lead to american bases and foreign troops being forced out of iraq. well it could could lead to the u.s. departure from iraq militarily but i would an expected to be immediate the iraqi parliament is relatively weak that this is really a resolution that the executive should and should undertake this task and it was passed by a bear or a quorum by a by a bare majority the kurds and the sunni arabs in the iraqi parliament just didn't show up for the vote in the hopes i think of denying the quorum to those who supported the measure we've been seeing over the stay in the last few minutes that
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people both in there in iraq and also in iran have been demanding and the rain in response to the u.s. actions what form do you think that acts that response is likely to take well i don't think that it will be a conventional military response your own is actually quite weak the u.s. political establishment and media tend to build it up as a pure rival of the united states which is ridiculous iran has no air force to speak of it has no navy to speak of it doesn't have sophisticated armor and so whatever the iranians to and certainly they will do something in response will be more on the level of covert operations using proxies trying to avoid a clear iranian footprint. that's just moved very quickly on to the nuclear deal if
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you don't mind the iranians are saying that they're they're taking a step back on moving a stage further back from where they were a few days ago does this mean that the deal is dead. well the 2015 nuclear deal is in big trouble certainly you know the premise of that deal was that iran. nuclear enrichment program which is a civilian program would be mothballed and then the iranians to dismantle about 80 percent of it in return for which the u.s. and the international community would take off their severe sanctions on the iranian economy well the truck pulled out and he imposed the most severe sanctions on iran that have ever been imposed on any country in peacetime even to the extent of denying them the ability to export their their petroleum and this is in the absence of any united nations security council resolution on the matter so
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obviously the iranians feel there's not a lot of benefit to them in the steal their upholding their part of it while i would the west is not upholding it so they've gradually been whittling away at some of the restrictions but they're still largely inside the deal as we speak they they still will allow united nations inspectors in and. they're still enriching at a relatively low level but but incrementally they're whittling away at their obligations professor cole it's always good to get your views in these kind of things thank you very much indeed thank you rob well people around the world have been reacting to sort of moneys kenning victoria gate and be has been monitoring social media websites to find out more about what people are saying. just days ago internet users across the world were briefly united sharing messages welcoming in the new year but then is news of kassam cinema killing by u.s.
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forces break throughout the middle east the reaction started on twitter before the attacks and money was relatively unknown outside the region but google trends show his name reached peak interest within a few hours then as the rest of the world woke up the hash to have world war $3.00 began to trend globally the story quickly dominated u.s. social media with people discussing the possible deployment of more u.s. troops and the fear of being drafted into a war with iran american troops stationed in the middle east try to break the tension by sharing memes on that basis facebook groups in israel ceremonies death was widely celebrated online but pictures of the defaced president trump mural on the separation wall began to circulate instagram then started hiding posts under the hashtags on the money because it said much of the content did not meet its community guidelines but that hasn't stopped raining critics of sulaimani from posting their own work on the platform or his supporters from posting images
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praising his accomplishments. but more ahead on the news hour including dozens of students and teachers of beaten up at a prestigious university in new delhi. libya's u.n. backed government vows revenge after an airstrike kills dozens of students at a military academy. the new year in italian football begins with another incident of racism peter's got the details. but at least 9 people have been killed and 20 injured in a syrian government is striking it lived province the attack targeted several residents in neighborhoods in the city of arica witnesses said schools in a mall square hit it is the last rebel stronghold in syria regime troops have been intensifying their bombardment of the region in recent weeks. to
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other news now my u.s. soldier and 2 american defense contractors were killed after fighters stormed a military base in kenya the attack happened in lamu county and the heavily secured sites known as camp simba these are pictures released by the on group showing the pre-dawn attack 2 u.s. defense department officials are among those injured 4 al shabab fighters were killed but the attackers managed to destroy several aircraft and military vehicles from nairobi here's how to much on the many unanswered questions surrounding the attack. it was an audacious attack the military base is heavily fortified protective about the king and american troops but al shabaab still managed to break through they destroyed the military planes and infrastructure on the base is a very volatile is an area called borneo forest and over the years the kenyan defense force they've been going in and out of the forest trying to flush out al
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shabaab fighters and they've been casualties on both sides on thursday a passenger bus was attacked along the road in the county area al-shabaab fighters they shot at the bus and 3 people were killed just last week in somalia a truck bomb went off killing dozens of people in the capital mogadishu there are concerns that al-shabaab is gaining more and more prominence in this particular week and they've attacked king in the past they have attacked again the and also somalia over the weekend as well a few days ago there was an air strike in somalia with the u.s. army bomb some places in somalia trying to flush al shabaab out they say they killed some senior officials by no names or given so people on the ground are now asking how did manage to break through this base which is heavily fortified in alarm and questions are being asked on the ground what security measures does kenya have in place to make an attack like this doesn't happen again jamal is also known
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as a somali british journalist who's reported extensively on al shabaab is joining us over skype from london thank you very much indeed for your time. there was sitting there the key question is obviously how al shabaab was able to break through the security on this site what do you think is giving al shabaab the confidence to be able to carry out an attack like this. i think i'll shut up i have been attacking in kenya for the past few were few years since the kenyan army went into somalia and i remember in 2015 after the westgate attack i went to report from their territories and i saw around 300 newly recruited kenyan fighters who joined us about so. they are not probably using the typical suspects who are somalis but they have hundreds of caney and fighters kenyan born who know the
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territory who are from the area who are easily able to just walk and go anywhere what's prompting the increase in the number of attacks that al-shabaab is carrying out over the last few weeks. i think that in recent weeks or months there have been talks of governments have been saying that's about half the in we can also bob hope longest trond they're not capable to carry out the attacks or whenever such statements or quotes are released usually back and say we're here we're still a strong we're able to up park anywhere at will so that is one reason but i think more importantly of today's attack i think because there was an a park about a week ago in which about 100 people were killed in mogadishu in which i was about released a state odio statement which they don't usually do for. sort of apologizing the death of civilians and saying we we were trying to target foreigners i think this
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was to say to the somali people look we're not just killing somalis we're targeting foreigners and remember american drones are hitting somalia on a regular basis so i think this was to send a message to the somali people to say we're not targeting civilians we are targeting foreign militaries and we are fighting on your behalf how much pressure is this going to put on the government given the fact that the threat level from our shabaab was already high and one would assume that there were some significant security processes in place to try to avoid this kind of attack which clearly failed in this case and as we mentioned foreigners were attacks in this case. the kenyan government as well as the somali government have been powerless to stop al shabaab you know what they're good at which is agreed sort of topics they don't fight conventional armies so they take advantage of their knowledge and their fighters and carry out these attacks so i think. kenyans have been saying we are
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fighting up shut up but we haven't managed to stop to stop al shabaab in somalia the government is very weak it's powerless there's a lot of infighting within politicians so their primary focus in fact it's not even to a collapsible but it's within sort of fighting among the political class jamal simmons we appreciate your time thank you very much well there were chaotic scenes inside and outside venezuela's national assembly as dissident opposition politician louis prada declared himself head of congress opposition leader one quite though was expected to be reelected to the role on sunday but he and other opposition members were blocked from entering the building by police quite who has accused nick has made those ruling socialist party of offering politicians suitcases of cash to vote against his 2nd term until now the national assembly has only been the only branch
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of government in opposition control you know i'm going to be the dictatorship is blocking the national assembly biz and the free press we will do everything necessary to ensure that our constitutional mandate is to speak to. our like america editor lucy is new newman is joining us live from caracas i was watching some of they have pictures that we've seen throughout the course of the last few hours and this is an extraordinary story in the city of playing out in front of the cameras give us an indication of what's happening right now. yes extraordinary is almost an understatement right now we are actually the nasional newspaper and which is no longer printing it's only online and it's being used as a makeshift version of the national assembly inside are there more than $100.00 opposition deputies who have just voted for the law to have another term as the president of the national assembly and also to be the interim president of
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venezuela now how did this happen it happened because the official session at the national assembly building which should have taken place early this morning turned into absolute mayhem and chaos as members of the opposition that in the lawmakers were not allowed in some were little by little drips and drabs while the pro-government deputies were there and a handful of others who have turned on weigel one of them is luis he was accused along with 4 others of being involved in a scandal a corruption scandal he was expelled from one of the main opposition parties and was about and is being investigated so he has now seen turned against wigle and has just been sworn in or was sworn in rather in a very very unofficial impromptu vote in which people just raised their hands nobody counted the votes nobody know how many voted for him but in the meantime while i was trying to make it into the national assembly he tried to crawl or
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rather to jump over a very very high metal piece of fence was bikes and was pushed down by the national guard on both sides of the fence so eventually that was not able to happen and they all came to where we are right now and held their own session what does this mean that means that right now there are theoretically 2 presidents of the national assembly some which are clearly favoring the government and others which continue to be in the opposition and which have the support of many western countries and latin american countries around the world and the sea or what is nicholas producing to all of this and given the chaos that we're seeing on the screens now is any of this likely to strengthen his position of using. that's a very good question some people the common wisdom was that what really what it would strengthen the president my littles position was to just keep things as they were to allow god to be reelected as the president of the national assembly which
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hasn't been able to unseat him which hasn't been able to do much and he's been losing popular support because of that and have been divisions within the opposition but now this is clearly going to rekindle the conflict this is a high stakes bet it's going to increase certainly the pressure from the international community which has had basically been was at a standstill over the last couple of months and so what is going to happen now is anybody's guess but it is clearly going to increase the tensions in this already chaotic country this is things very much will be going on the speaking remember that israel has the highest inflation rate in the world my apologies for interrupting you lucy i apologize thank you very much indeed and soon human there from caracas. so ahead an al-jazeera the hong kong protests take a new turn with traders showing there are cost border business. and we'll tell you why sweden's most famous players got the chop from this cold front that's coming up
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with peter in sport. hello there some pretty good weather conditions across most central and southern areas of the united states plenty of cloud on the satellite not a huge amount of weather coming in this we have got some snow but want it to rain showers as well but this is something that is happening meanwhile i was in utah all of this is in the canyons and what they do and they do this or at the season is they have these controlled avalanches so all this snow has been building up this very wet heavy snow it is literally blown up like this and cleared away so we keep things very safe over say for the scales but also safer on the roadways as well through those canyons so fairly typical monday that snow pushing into eastern sections of canada and beginning to push across into the west of counted as well and also the pacific northwest plenty of rain in the full cost to seattle so $9.00
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celsius few on tuesday but some pretty strong winds really along those coastal areas and elsewhere it really is fairly clear at $22.00 in l.a. so feeling warm with a 22 celsius 6 degrees in washington so it will actually see some showers not to snow there is. some mild air in place that meanwhile 20 miles across much of the caribbean some scattered showers for the next couple of days working their way gradually through the bahamas and also as you can see has some heavier rain showers across into question a lot of again not cold with a high of 24. india is in the midst of a high tech revolution with over 1000000000 mobile phones that's. tough yet in a country where one in full can't lead old writes how can this technological boom be harnessed for the common good. life apps challenges a digital entrepreneur to devise an easy to use for struggling farms. can he find
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a way to bring the 2 worlds together. life from smoke harvest on al-jazeera. frank assessments the one good thing about these bushfires usage really was going down the hall to climate change informed opinions economy i think is actually what's keeping donald trump afloat right now critical debate sequel on those to schoolchildren know what this law is all about this argument is astonishingly patronize a in-depth analysis of the day's headlines this is the beginning of a new iraq of a new conscious and aware youth about struggle against an ethnic sectarian kota inside story on al-jazeera.
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watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour iraq's parliament voted to expel all foreign troops from the country the bill backed by the iraq's outgoing prime minister the party is non-binding and still needs the approval of the government that follows the assassination of a senior iranian general and sort of money in a u.s. airstrike in iraq. iran has announced it will no longer tear to its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal saying there will be no limits and it's really an enrichment . meanwhile calls for revenge are growing louder as thousands of mourners gather in the capital tehran to welcome home some songs bought. the drug administration's continuing to defend its decision to carry out the attack saying sort of money pose an imminent threat to u.s. interests and citizens this justification was rejected by
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a number of members of congress are demanding more evidence of a clear and present danger maicon of reports from washington. protests against the targeted killing have been taking place in a number of cities in the united states among the banners a demand that u.s. troops withdraw from iraq the decision by the iraqi parliament to urge justice something that may not have been foreseen by the trumpet ministration. no timetable has been set but a force withdrawal of some 5000 troops from iraq will have a massive impact on the region as a whole raising fears about the resurgence of eisel and creating new tensions with neighboring countries that may be asked to host the soldiers for a time until they redeployed. some republicans appear unperturbed. senator marco rubio tweets appears kurdish and sunni blocs in parliament boycotted the session if true it doesn't just reveal sectarian divide over u.s. presidents it prevents quorum needed for a vote to be binding so the u.s.
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secretary of state is adamant that all consequences were considered in the decision to strike but he refuses to speculate about what could happen next so i could get the game of predictions we have intelligence we have lots of reconnaissance we have a good observation of what's taking place what we're doing is preparing for all possible course of actions that the iranian regime may take the house speaker nancy pelosi has described the strike that killed some money as provocative escalatory and disproportionate and i think a sentiment shared by other congressional democrats already we do not need this president either bumbling or impulsively getting us into a major war and the reason the founding fathers said congress had a ok it is because that's a good chat on a president who is doing so many wrong things his policy has been his foreign policy has been erratic and unsuccessful we do not generally execute high level
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political figures of sovereign nations in part because we know that that opens a pandora's box that may expose american officials to assassination but also because we know that ultimately that might get more americans killed it's a debate that's likely to rage in coming days both in the u.s. congress and on the nation's streets mike hanna al-jazeera washington turkey's president has announced that turkish soldiers are in the process of being deployed to libya to aid in the fight against warlord khalifa huffed are as comes as libya's u.n. backed government declared 3 days of mourning for the victims of saturday's air strike on a military academy in tripoli carried out by forces loyal to huffed are at least 30 students were killed and dozens more were wounded the world had reports from tripoli. funerals for the young military students killed in an air strike in tripoli. and libya as you enter the government in no doubt
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ho to blame for the attack one of the country's backing warlords honey for have to wonder are. we pledged to take revenge on the united arab emirates that states have been conspiring against us since the beginning of the 17th of february pollution in 2011 a spokesman for half the denied his forces were responsible saying the incident would be investigated the investigation is also required now from the un mission to send fact finding committees to the location of the bombing our general come on denies that any of his units talked at the site using a totally fire or air force and this isn't part of a more it's a customs and it doesn't affect our military ethics medical workers who are unable to identify some of the students there but is so badly burned or in pieces 18 year old a mad mad from the city of god who survived the attack. we
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had just finished dinner we went out to the courtyard as the attack happened i lost consciousness i woke up in the hospital. a meds a philistia didn't died in this courtyard they had a spent less than 2 months in training had to undergo the feeling those who attacked us have a grudge against us because our army is based on professional values an affiliation to the homeland not to a dictator this military is a long way. and its students from different cities and regions are not taken part in the battle for control of tripoli state officials say it was a foreign war plane that's carried out the attack and want the government to got the ball ties with those countries supporting khalifa have. i have to this forces launched an offensive to seize to clean a pill half that has the support of egypt russia the united arab emirates and
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france and bagged libyan government by turkey these families mourning gloved ones know the agony they're going through is likely to be repeated again and again as there is no end in sight to the fighting. and. tripoli sins and teachers at one of india's leading universities have been attacked a group of mosques manners strong the job. in a versatile campus in the capital new delhi a student body linked to the ruling b j p party is being blamed and police are accused of not taking action quickly enough on to avoid reports from new delhi on sunday evening about 50 mosque men holding on rolls went inside a campus of university in new delhi there logically went from one also featured some students to others who were also allegations of the beat up some teachers that
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is well now the students who. have protested against the controversial citizenship law this is a these men were no rules for members of the repeat which is another students' union affiliated with the ruling 42 nationalist party. this happened on the day that protesters of mainly women also complained that police had gone in aust them to leave they are worried that they may be asked to wrap up the protests and all of this is happening at a time when home minister has started what's being described as a door to door campaign to convince people that the controversial citizenship law may be a good thing for the country. the center point job in india which has a majority sikh community has seen some of the most vocal objections to the government's new citizenship law with many saying it discriminates against muslims so how raman reports from not. hindu sikh
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christian brothers real one now until rather they chant this is a day of peaceful but noisy protest against india's citizenship law in looked to her and across the state of punjab outside the main mosque the minority was slim community and making their voices heard in the majority stick community adjoining them. if they target the largest minority after the hindus in this country and who they go for next from all religions it will be the poor that are worst affected. like many in this community they were happy with the government's move to elite their muslim brothers more. are going to oppose this black law and stand by our brothers and maintain our strong bonds. the strength the feeling is growing in the past few days thousands of taken to the streets to show solidarity with the muslims and oppose the new citizenship law we are not very very. any party that
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was in the position of the leading sikh opposition party in punjab they should romani akali dal the party they are allies of prime minister narendra modi's government and supported the change if we oppose the bill we would have been denying the right the legs. who are asking for the citizenship. so there now are the delegations we decided not to report it and the rather award for it so that is the reason that we watered for it. but now facing criticism from the sikh faith salie senior figure head priest gear and he heard pleats singh who was muslims to be included in the citizenship law the akali dal party chief has done a complete u. turn and this could lead to a split with modis b j p party in new delhi really 2 percent of print jobs population is most and often thought of as an important voting bloc seem a swing voters but a major move by a large sikh party like the s.a.t. could well influence those voters across the board towards it i say to his
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opponents the congress party and its allies they currently control the state of punjab in the last general election secular candidates consolidated their victories across punjab and much of the credit was given to the muslim vote. while anything lection is a long way off changing opinion is all the senior muslim priest at this mosque can do for now. we are happy today that our sikh in the christian and dalit brothers protested with us we all realize this isn't just one community's issue it's the whole nation and we are all affected by discrimination. it's an opinion held by many israelis continue across india's major cities. al-jazeera. punjab. tatar bombs are being thrown at the hong kong police station and dozens of people have been arrested after a march to the chinese border thousands demonstrated peacefully in song she would say the streets demanding that mainland chinese traders leave the territory things
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turn violent and police try to end the protest on slowing reports. this protest is organized by local district council and many of whom were just recently elected into office at local district council elections last november now the purpose of this protest is to demonstrate their. happiness but people here feel against the practice of power allow trading past the practice of mainland chinese traders who come over to hong kong many of whom here shop here this is the northern territory's and it's close to mainland china they come over here they take advantage of lower taxes but hong kong has they buy items. and has to sell them back in china for a profit now locals here dislike this practice because they say causes them difficulties sometimes shortages of goods and also drives up the price of goods now people here say they don't like the practice of parallel trading because it they believe it's something that benefits mainly mainland chinese trade as rather than
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the people here but it's this protest is also an example of how the local issue is being used by pro-democracy protesters to highlight the wider unhappiness they feel against the hong kong government and protests in hong kong have been going on for 7 months now entering into the 8th month and really this turnout and this demonstration just highlights how the anti-government sentiment isn't going anywhere. far as continued to roberge the east coast of australia made worse by a severe drought sludge relief for firefighters battling the blazes as temperatures cool and bring a light rain jessica washington's in batemans bay on a string is east coast. this was once a leafy beachside suburb fire has ripped apart this community on the new south wales south coast destroying most houses. hundreds of bush fires are burning across parts of the country worsened by severe drought and intense heat but
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after weeks of bad news finally the much needed arrival of cooler temperatures and even a bit of rain to quite call it's going in the light twenty's and here it is right now you have to mind today thank goodness i don't think i've ever seen right for a while so that's helped the far situation and mentally it's still not out there or what i want people to get complacent curzon making the most of this brief window of cooler conditions to bring more fires under control but across many parts of australia fires are burning at emergency levels and this brief spell of rain isn't enough just soffits before the heat inevitably returns thousands of volunteers firefighters are in the field protecting communities around affected states weans are you know very very a lot less than your sly temperatures and these are great conditions to truong each
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time watching thousands of people are still without power with no indication of when it will return for those on the front lines a stray leah's longest bushfire emergency is taking its toll this volunteer firefighter was defending the houses of others when his prized vintage bend was raised by flames he had spent 10 years collecting the ponds to put it together. a call for. really odd hours in here. sinai's is great. glamorous 54. and. it will come from. percy's. treasured possessions family homes but worst of all dozens of lives this bushfire season has already taken so much from so many astray and there's still likely to be weeks of devastation to come
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jessica washington al-jazeera batemans bay astray. some of the most beautiful artifacts of the ancient world are currently on display in london the treasures of the egyptian king but in kabul or on a 2 year world tour it's going to culminate in their prominent return to egypt at a brand new museum just in time for the centenary of their discovery jessica bolden went along to take a look. treasures from ancient egypt. for the afterlife. for the boy king tootin comic. dazzling ornaments made more than 3000 years ago by the world's best artisans. a mini coffin to hold the king's liver. intricately worked both inside and out. golden coverings for the pharaohs fingers and toes 150 items are on
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a world tour with stops in 10 cities. it's pure pop archaeology with music virtual reality hollywood lighting and it's a hit despite high prices nearly $50.00 at peak times the crowds never stop some of the profits are going back to egypt to help pay for the grand egyptian museum where these treasure earth will have a permanent home alongside thousands of artifacts from the country's rich history for egypt it's the ultimate marketing tool for its new museum opening later this year these objects are recreates the finest treasures from from from any point in history from anywhere in the world leonardo da vinci you know whatever it is egypt is number one you don't win is number one that will be really important to a country which hasn't always had a good press in the last few years wants people to visit i think this is going to be a success for egypt. an artist in residence at the sachi gallery provides
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a contemporary interpretation what makes us remember one individual when millions more are forgotten people who are being. killed every day throughout the world in wars and conflicts that we don't hardly even hear about because they're not fashionable anymore people are bored of hearing about syria and we don't seem to remember them but we do remember to some common downstairs. the young king tut riding a chariot as he hunts ostrich a gilded wooden hawk its 1st time out of egypt all alone shows so visitors can wonder at the treasures and perhaps be inspired to learn more. or about ancient egypt or travel further providing modern egypt with much needed tourist dollars jessica baldwin al-jazeera london. still ahead and al-jazeera the 18 year old with a starring role from liverpool in the f.a.
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cup it is good all the action. love the work that it's a series of ceremonies parties feast we might know when they begin but not on the again. in the kimono silence extravagant wedding service mark is of social status but this lady celebration is unique glad no one ever held this wedding so many people to live and its budget is all still extraordinary the grand master age on al-jazeera wild.
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type of sports here's peter thank you very much the future for defending super bowl champions new england patriots and they stall quarterback tom brady is far from certain after being dumped out of the n.f.l. playoffs they were left stunned by the tennessee titans with the patriots playing in the wild card round for the 1st time in more than a decade the 42 year old who has won 6 super bowls with new england in a career that has spent almost 20 years will be a free agent in the off season and there's a big question mark over what happens to him next i don't know what the future looks like so i'm not going to predict it so we should all want tonight and. we should done a lot of things better over the course of the season but we're just in just to get the job done. i know that you keep saying that you don't know what's going to happen the future is there any possibility that you would retire after the sauce season. you know. i would say it's pretty unlikely but.
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you know hopefully unlikely. the return of italy city on sunday after the winter break was soured by another incident of racist chance from crowds aimed at british a striker mario balotelli is called the opening goal in a 21 defeat to lot c.e.o. but shortly after the game was halted while the stadium announcement was made to fans balotelli later posted a video of the goal on social media with the words a lot of fans that were at the stadium shame on you. so that enable him a virtual make he said he our return with ac milan against them doria on monday but don't expect supporters in his hometown of momo in sweden to be cheering in october the city unveiled a 3 and a half meter bronze statue of latin but following ybor him of which is decision to buy a stake in a rival club vandals have cut off its nose spray painted it sit it on fire and it's
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now finally been toppled and taken away. the english f.a. cup didn't prove a distraction for title chasing liverpool on sunday the premier league leaders fielded a younger side in the food round against merseyside rivals everton but still got through a great strike by 18 year old curtis germs winning the title. and josie marino's taught them avoided an upset at the hands of 2nd tier middlesborough because more got the equaliser for in a one all draw with a tie going to will replay. elsewhere chelsea were comfortable to no winners at home to nottingham forest the big upset on sunday so security a struggle is derby naca premier league crystal palace. the deck already got underway on sunday in saudi arabia 'd with the race being staged in the middle east for the 1st time they daughter caused an upset in the car category as the lithuanian won the opening 750 kilometer run from jeddah to a watch in the bikes defending champion toby price of australia is already the man
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to catch but human rights groups have launched a twitter campaign asking drivers to support imprisoned saudi female activists using the hash tag stand up for saudi heroes. we haven't received any response so far following the call by 15 n.g.o.s for drivers and in particular female drivers to stand with saudi heroes and you know support these these women who are in prison and however we still hopeful because the race is going to last for 12 more days so we're hoping to get more action by by the drivers today we have still for women's rights activists who are in prison some of these women have been prominently advocating for the rights of women to drive and the irony is that well now women can drive in saudi arabia but the women who advocated for these rights are still in prison we are not saying that competitors and people participating to
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this event are directly contributing to abuses however the saudi government is using this event as a way to sports wash its gross human rights abuses and by participating and by allowing the saudi authorities to also use the image of some of these famous competitors to say look we're now a modern country we're all pin when we're bringing in people there also look these competitors are also indirectly contributing. to sports washing human rights abuses any as it is under that angle that we want to call on them to use the platform they have and to denounce this abuses england's cricketers have given themselves a good chance of leveling their test series with south africa the tourists lead by 264 runs going into day 4 of the 2nd match in cape town dom sibley unbeaten on 85
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with england closing on 218 for 4. hostess trainee of the 1st nation to qualify for the quarter finals of tennis's a.t.p. cup wins from alex to minority and john moment sent them on their way to a 3 no thrashing of canada in their side nick kiryas set this one out on the sidelines but made his presence felt in support straight you have to listen to the crowd. and australia's sports stars are behind initiatives to raise funds for victims of the country's wildfires but women's world number one tennis player ash barty is going a step further she's donating all of the prize money from her home tournament in brisbane to the australian raid cross relief effort the winner's check for the event is $250000.00. and that's where we'll leave it for now we'll see you again a little later for more sport and as always you can get more on all the stories on the websites of dizzier dot com but that's all for me rob matheson for this news
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hour i'm going to be back in a moment with more of the day's news join me then bison. january on al-jazeera president only trump is that that president in history to be impeached what does this mean for the future of the u.s. leader on the brink of an election before much chilian presidential candidate explores the defeat of left wing political parties a close match in america and look at how they see as world economic forum to focus on ways to tackle the impact of climate change an expropriation of family links to
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the city's regime examines it it's early may now be embracing freshest ideologies most believed gone forever with the general election out of the way breaks it is now certain how will the u.k. proceed with the transition in the coming months january on al-jazeera. is not. a compelling film about getting an education under occupation. that is once the bill of that that looked at it asked us if you don't feel sick you want them to come frankly we don't feel secure but we come. but what happened after the cameras left rewinds learning to die on al-jazeera. millions of workers a big in slaved in the british jones of india what i want to east explores how satellite technology is now helping to set them free on al-jazeera.
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holding the powerful to account as we examine the u.s. its role in the war on al-jazeera. iraq's parliament backs our government push to expel foreign troops after the us assassination of a rainy and general consensus on a money. bomb iran is abandoning all limits on your rainy i'm enrichment effectively ending its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal. and i'm about this and this is all just here on live from doha also coming up 3 u.s. personnel are killed an aircraft are destroyed after fighters storm by kenyan army
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