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and. this is al jazeera. hello i'm sam this is the news live from coming up in the next 60 minutes the chinese government steps up efforts to contain the corona virus but the death toll infection rates are still rising. 5 more protesters killed in iraq during a crackdown by security forces on the anti-government demonstrations. flooding and landslides killed at least 30 people in southeastern brazil warning of more rain to
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come. in italy seen as a test for the former deputy prime minister's far right. and in sport le bron james and now their career milestone. for a legend all before i am 1st 3rd on the n.b.a.'s all times unless. the head of china's national health commission says the corona virus outbreak is spreading faster authorities say the source of the virus is still unclear though it has been linked to a seafood market in central province commercial wildlife trade has now been banned . really to tell usia based on the knowledge we now have this is an emerging and new disease the knowledge we have is quite limited we're not very clear about the
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source of the disease and the infections are not under our control so based on the changes and evolves in nature of the infections we would continue to improve our measures and implement our policy so that we would be fully prepared and that we can enhance our preparedness to respond to the possible changes of the in fictions so as to meet our goal of containing the disease. the death toll has gone up to 56 people nearly 2000 are infected in china 300 of whom in critical condition the government has expanded drastic travel restrictions effectively putting a number of cities in the way province under quarantine close to 60000000 people are on the lockdown shanghai is now banned long distance public bus services and cases have been reported in 11 other countries bank lou the u.s. france australia and several asian countries hong kong health officials have confirmed a 6th case of the virus adrian brown is standing by to tell us more on that 1st
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scott hydrant beijing for an update on what's happening on the mainland so how much concern is the warning causing sky scott that this is a virus that's getting faster and stronger. that's really that's the big concern now it's faster and stronger so it's a very difficult situation to control to handle to try to contain and that's what we heard from the head of the national health ministry here and that's what i've been hearing from the from the top of the government xi jinping called a special meeting a rare meeting on the 1st day of the lunar new year yesterday to appoint a very top level officials to run the control of this coronavirus that's very very serious here in their taking at that but as we heard from the health ministry it's a very difficult it's a moving target they really don't know it's a new virus they don't know everything about it so they're doing everything they can to contain it not p.c. treat those who have been infected now one thing that they're trying to do that
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they hope will help contain it and that is put on more strict travel restrictions on cities and provinces around china. yet more measures to curb the spread of the corona virus outbreak everyone entering the beijing subway system is checked for symptoms and subway cars are disinfected every hour still concerned about infection somehow doubt anyway i'm trying i'm really afraid that the virus might infect me or my family members i'm supposed to go back to work in a few days and my son will go back to school soon well there's no more maybe i need to go to work or i have no other choice if i do need to work i will definitely stay at home keep wearing the mosque and keep washing the hands this is one of several long distance bus stations here in the capital beijing they're all closed now that's because the government is concerned because the bus system is less regulated than high speed rail and the airlines so they're concerned that they can't track people or where they travelled from but it's not just in the capital other cities
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have begun to restrict long distance transportation problems will suspend all inner city and into provincial buses some neighborhoods on the outskirts of beijing are sealed off because of suspected corona virus infection all wildlife trade is now banned across china the krona virus was traced to a seafood market in mohan that was illegally selling wildlife. fund we have taken preventive control measures in ruhani as our top priority and we have set up a frontline working group to guide the local authorities and relevant efforts we have closed relevant markets in speedy manners to tighten control of illegal breeding transportation trading and consumption of wildlife or wild animals while the central government has elevated the control over the virus to the highest level there's a growing call for the local government in will one to be replaced because of the way it handled the outbreak and overcrowding hospitals there continue to plea for more supplies and staff the united states and france has worked out deals with the
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chinese government to help get their citizens out of one that will happen over the next couple of days japan and south korea are also working on that now with the chinese government. or oh thanks so much for that update there from scott continue this though with adrian brownies in hong kong outside a theme park has now been shut down to prevent the spread of coronavirus so clearly the economy they're taking a hit. that's right some eon not actually outside that theme park i mean anymore we're actually in the center of hong kong where a short time ago officials from the hospital authority and the health department met the media to provide an update and they say in fact that the number of suspected cases has now gone up by 77 taking it to more than 380 suspected cases and the number of confirmed cases have risen from $5.00 to $6.00 also another confirmed case in macau taking the total there to 3 the hospital 30
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also say they are readying another quarantine center turning a former holiday camp into a quarantine center and we've also heard from a microbiologist who was talking yesterday he says that he believes there are number of undetected cases in hong kong now some experts are now warning the incubation period for this virus could be up to 14 days so it's possible that somebody who was in wu han 2 weeks ago is now in hong kong and could have the virus now in response to the spreading virus the hong kong authorities have announced that a number of big tourist attractions in hong kong are going to close for the forseeable future that includes the ocean park theme park and also the big disney theme park that it tracks hundreds of thousands of tourists every year just a few days of course disney announced that they will be shutting their theme park
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in shanghai also for the forseeable future it all has echoes of course of the sars epidemic from 20022003 in which 800 people died so 17 years on what lessons have been learned. china's leaders appear to have learned an important lesson from sars don't try to cover it up so this time honesty has been the strategy that's what president. cheating thing has been demanding from his officials especially in the city of new hands with a virus 1st emerged in late november and this time china does appear better prepared across the border in hong kong with 300 people died during the sars outbreak important lessons also appear to have been learned all arriving airport passengers have the temperatures checked suspected virus sufferers are immediately quarantined those who refuse face jail and there's better protection for medical workers age of whom would killed by some of those beyond those 17 years ago when
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you are working in those normal medical was surgical was no one red mosque today wearing a face mask is standard procedure at chinese new year 17 years ago when the sols epidemic was just starting to take its toll the mood was very subdued it is today and the question then as now is this how worried should i be china's failure to be open about the sars outbreak damaged its international reputation which is why the leadership hopes to convince the international community that in some precedented containment measures are working but some hong kong medical experts remain skeptical i don't think they have much improvement in this aspect personally i think even it may even more window dressing that before baby because of the political climate in mainland china analysts say president xi jinping is confronting a huge challenge at what is already a testing time for his leadership so people realize also that siege and pain is
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a. power concentrated in this and and he basically has to be responsible for all its chief mond's and setbacks experts say this new disease may be harder to control for one important reason 17 years ago few chinese travelled overseas today they fly to destinations around the world. well hong kong's chief executive carrier has ruled out a temporary closure of the border between hong kong and china that's what many people though want to do instead mainland people coming here from from china are being required to fill in health declarations if they don't and provide misleading information they face a fine of up to $640.00 u.s. dollars hong kong of course is a very resilient place sammy and it's going to need a lot more resilience in the weeks and months ahead or i will leave it there thanks
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so much in brown research is it john hopkins university in the u.s. and mapping the spread of the virus the bright orange dots show the areas in china where cases have now been confirmed the majority of those are in her way province where the 1st outbreak was reported millions of people in china now face travel restrictions and around the world there have been confirmed cases in several countries richard thomas is head of communications for traffic a conservation nongovernmental organizations specializing in wildlife trade issues he joins us on skype from cambridge good to have you with us so it's if we could start with the question of has it been confirmed that this whole virus started with wildlife. it's not a confirmed year or early stages yet certainly the suspicion is very much from illegal of market harm or is of course the president's samples.
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which subsequent. to trends are that it's so. sudden and. it's likely to be causal or we'll have to wait some time pollutant intonation to confirm so given what you said how effective do you think this ban on wildlife trading will be. well it's obviously very prudent measure to tank our minutes for the case of a close in the stable door after the horse has bolted in that the virus is now being generated in one of these illegal large markets and obviously the priority now is to contain the spread of the bars and keep the number of cases to a minimum but why are we seeing another sort of health issue associated with
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wildlife trading do you think is there a lesson here a pattern. of the illegal markets were these wild animals are trafficked to and kept in very. good conditions they are absolutely from the very breeding grounds where viruses were or we taint and some strange inversion of these viruses is going to be created that can make the jump others who share in populations and sometimes they do so in this case with the potentially fatal. consequences we've seen of course there are the government banned all trading of wildlife why does it take one might ask a crisis of this proportion to crack down more illegal wildlife trading. well us it's a question of the resources the report and the seriousness to which issues of the
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scene are enter the parties in china have taken continuous is hague action against illegal while our trade and worse clearly. human health angle to this needs no helens the name of which action needs to be taken home and action was known as the consequences of no illegal wildlife trading in criminalisation society and so on you know there are very very serious human health issues too or it will leave it there thanks so much for your thoughts on that thank you. plenty more still ahead on the news hour including. overwhelming. that the president did nothing wrong. donald trump's legal team deliver their opening arguments in the u.s. president's impeachment trial. i
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a celebration for some a day of mourning for others we report from sydney on the occasion that's dividing australian society. and it's the fairy tale round that this friday an open ends for this 15 year old tennis prodigy details coming up later in the show. security forces in iraq have killed 5 protesters during a crackdown on anti-government demonstrations police in the capital moved into the streets there to how do you square firing tear gas and burning tents the area became the focal point of the protests which began in october saturday's crackdown came shortly after influential shia cleric knocked out a southern withdrew its support for the demonstrations the sound debate is in the capital where despite efforts when the city and some protesters say they won't give
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up. this is been the flashpoint of scores of saturday's protests where protesters have been trying to stop the government forces opening up the offer a bridge this is the bridge that leads to the square and we've been meeting people and talking to people who feel that they've been betrayed by the sudras who left. they are saying they're going to continue their protests there have been multiple reports of injuries and some are saying that people have been wounded by not just life fire but also by tear gas canisters that the government forces are aiming towards. we are protesting against corrupt government the iranian government sucks speak they doesn't represent. we didn't vote for them the militias they are. they are iranian they are iranian backed militias we called on the united nations to intervene and help. them if you see they are assassinating
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kidnapping and killing. on the marks of our activists political activists are disappearing every day we want the health of our of the world. the. wrong. word reaction. to the many. other places around. since friday night security forces have been opening up the roads and bridges this is one of the cans with allegedly burning by the security forces here in the word star you square those are the allegations by the by the protesters here who say that they will continue their protests they're going to stay here until their demands are met. from all the sense. and in our correspondent
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in iran connie joins us live from the iraqi capital in baghdad so what's the sentiment like then among the protesters now. well as you can see me it's actually quite peaceful here in tact with square what's happening is these security forces actually clashing with iraqi protestors about 3 miles that way in another square the idea behind that is that what they're trying to do is they're trying to push all of the protesters into attack or a square where they're trying to contain them they are trying to open the bridges they are trying to open the roads that have been closed for the last couple of months because of the amount of protesters out on the street now the idea is that they bring them all into tahrir square and this becomes the focal point there are a number of different viewpoints among the protesters firstly there are all those protesters were very determined to try to expand this area further into central
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baghdad to try to bring baghdad to a standstill they say that the bonds haven't been bad and they've given no choice but to try and escalate others are trying to calm things down and say look let's concentrate on tucker a square let's keep this peaceful. iran any indication that the appetite for protests is a waning. when it doesn't look like it's waiting certainly more people are coming out especially on fridays but the nature of the protest movement is actually changing one of the key supporters of the arts is very little smoke topple saddam he leads the largest bloc in parliament he was a key figure in supporting the protest movement however since the killing of cos and so the money of your own in general and the pm left. behind this that what he said is that he wants old u.s. troops out of the country and all u.s. diplomatic presence out the country he says the protest is supporting him in that
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so he's actually withdrawn his support now getting out the way just to show you his tents we're just behind the square he's removed the whole of what this meant is that a lot of protesters here feel that they've been that they're now vulnerable because what he was offering was political influence and he was also offering physical protection from the iraqi security forces that started longer that so people are very worried that in the coming days in the coming weeks the iraqi security forces under a lot of the government may actually come into tigris to try and clear this area. and run combat from baghdad thanks for that. police in lebanon fought with protesters that tried to storm the government headquarters security forces used tear gas and water cannons to push back demonstrators say marks 100 days before protests began. and to corruption on the government to tackle the economic crisis a new cabinet was announced on tuesday protesters have rejected it. has more from
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outside government headquarters. continue their fight. another night of unrest anti-establishment protesters at this time tried to storm government palace over recent days they tried to storm a parliament building they managed to briefly breach security behind us they moved a metal fence and now as you can see security forces are trying to hype security reinforced security around government people are angry few 100 protesters were involved in the confrontation security forces were very careful this time around they did not use rubber bullets they have been criticized by international human rights groups for using excessive force for firing rubber bullets at close range but this time around. excessive amounts of tear gas as well as water cannons so
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they managed to disperse protesters quite quickly and fact they deployed hundreds of anti-riot police and the lebanese army you can really see and feel a change in tactics and this new administration seems more militarized let me just show you what they've done around the parliament square they have. conquered a place a concrete slab barbed wire a closing really every road leading to parliament square in a really a message of defiance we are staying in power but this is angry and this is key. i think a lot of anger a lot of protesters say you cannot hide behind those walls we will continue our struggle. fighting has flared up again in libya despite a recent surge of diplomatic activity there were turks talks rather in berlin and algiers last week when the conflict or rockets have now been fired towards tripoli
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the internationally recognized government blames forces loyal to warlord holly for half that mahmoud up the wide has more from the capital. one moroccan man was killed by a random rocket landed in the vicinity of m 80 get airport the only operation an airport in the libyan capital tripoli the only look at night is the government says that half the us forces landed the attack the tripoli based health ministry meanwhile says that civil other civilians were injured by random rockets that landed in densely populated areas and will launch it by half the us forces many of these rockets launched by half the schools and landed in brooklyn neighborhood a densely populated area in the city center other rockets landed in our other neighborhood near the city center now the tripoli based government is accusing hafter the forces of committing war crimes by targeting these residential areas it also says that these attacks are violations of the truce or the peace talks and the
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cease fire accord that was proposed by both turkey and russia it also says that these violations by half their forces are dealing deal a link the peace talks that are the youth to be held in february engineer for now the latest report by the united nations secretary general until you get turkish revealed that nearly 300 civilians were killed since the beginning of the military offensive long said by have their forces to take control of the capital tripoli back in april and nearly 400 civilians were wanted now the same report also revealed that about 140000 people left their homes because of the fighting. libya's national oil company says it's lost more than $250000000.00 in revenue in under a week that's after many of its major facilities were seized fighters loyal to half
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the took control of several coastal oil export terminals and southern fields that cause for the actions of 4 by more than 70 percent a rescue charity ship to save $78.00 migrants in the mediterranean off the libyan coast earlier $59.00 others were rescued as they attempted the dangerous journey to european shores hundreds of people have died trying to cross the mediterranean in recent months rescuers in southeast turkey are searching for survivors after friday's earthquake in which $35.00 people were killed more than a 1000 injured people are still being found alive in the rubble this 5 year old girl and her mother were pulled from under a collapsed building on saturday but it's fear the number of dead will rise a magnitude 6.8 quake was centered near the town of civility. flooding and landslides in southeast brazil have killed at least 30 people it's been 2 days of torrential rain in belo horizonte the capital of ministry of our
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state 17 people are still missing at least 2 and a half 1000 others are homeless more rain is expected in the region as well as in other parts of brazil and the memorials being held to mark e. years since brazil's worst industrial disaster at least 259 people were killed and 11 others disappeared when the dam collapsed sending toxic waste into the city of global deano relatives attended ceremonies and released balloons to remember those who died when you are paolo has a memorial in burma denio. apart from the sadness in the morning from the residents of brazil there's also a lot of fear a lot of trepidation given the ongoing rains and the heavy flooding that's taking place in the state of minas is it as we unfortunately can confirm that at least 30 people have died within the context of these floods and you if you see behind me if you can see behind me this is the river that flows through downtown but you can see
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that it's already spilled it's spilled it's its banks here some houses are already flooded here and not only that there's there's a concern given that there are other dams this disaster that took place in 2019 reminds people that there are other dams that are categorized as at risk by the brazilian government so many people here fear that the question of of if there could be another disaster like the one that took place in 2019 many people here fear that it's only a matter of time before another disaster can take place and that's something that's very much on the minds of residents of burma doing something that people here in the state of maine as it is' and the people of brazil very much want to avoid. or as time now to catch up with all the weather his rob i will stay in brazil i think cheri catchable not story of flooding unfortunately taking 30 lives as far as on his so far it's seasonal right is the wet is time of the year for south america and particularly for brazil it's just the heat and the tropical air well combined
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together that's typical sort of a lot better horizontally is the capital of the state and it of the last 2 days recorded 231 movies are very hard to compare or mean well just one day that was a new record a record that stood for 100 years so unfortunately they happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time for these heavy seasonal rays or you seen some of this video rather already but this is typical of. course mankind in the area he ran to get something and landslides were the unfortunate result but as you heard the chance ours can stay rainy in the same area of course it won't be the exact same place but the state line comes and goes this is daytime hours as the sun comes out thunderstorms are built and some of the heavy that we've had continuous rain is going to be more sporadic underneath the thunderstorms in the next couple of days and it shows no immediate sign of mood indeed the forecast for belo horizonte has got thunderstorms for the next 3 days and steady conditions however i think after
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that the rain will start to move away towards rio even. and for the south something . now still ahead of al jazeera where in the gambia were victims of abuse under the former government are still waiting for justice they don't wave of political turmoil peruvians go to the polls to elect new members of congress will take you there that would support a goal the hell this italian football team renew their champions league campaign that story coming up later in the show. from fossil fuels to modern day renewable as societies develop the energy demands increase requiring innovative solutions to meet such to mounds as a global power develop into the basement company nebraska power is uniquely positioned to deliver against the stigma we provide business growth promote social
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welcome back you're watching i'll just share a time to recap i had. china's health ministry says the corona virus is spreading faster $56.00 people have now died in nearly 2000 are infected tried that has banned all wildlife trade as the source of the virus is believed to be a seafood market in central china. at least 11 other countries have reported individuals with the virus canada became the latest country to report an infection japan the u.s. france and russia are working to help citizens leave the epicenter of the city. 5 more protesters have been killed in iraq during a crackdown by security forces police in the capital baghdad 5 to gas and burned tents belonging to demonstrate as. well voters in italy are heading to regional elections it's
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a crucial test for former deputy prime minister material so veiny and his far right league party a strong showing on sunday could help in general elections suddenly go go reports from. a few months ago italy's former deputy prime minister paid a visit to tell you in tunis in family home to be let in the premise he said to find out if the families youngest son was a drug dealer but the humiliation of a family targeted over a rumor was live streamed of a mateo salvini social media page without any evidence to support the allegation and. it is a tactic that has seemed to believe party leaders quest to click bait his way to popularity there was ever a time where the leak could dominate italy it would be now even some familiar faces such as from a prime minister silvio berlusconi also lending his support and i historically in
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your mind now has always been left wing it was a base for the resistance during fascist italy and it's proud of that tradition but the. right wing parties have been trying to break out the original long live really romagna long live freedom long live democracy long live the league are crucial to. capturing these left wing. if they manage to win. meaning is convinced labor day or the way. i minister. that would normally seismic change in the political landscape. was strong on slogans but little offered in the way of detail yet against the odds the league has powered through in the opinion polls part of the just behind the center left candidate but it has not gone on challenge i pushing
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back has been the phenomenon of the so-called sardine movement left wing activists fearful of a far right takeover have been loudly voicing their opposition at the direction it is taking. the saudi movement the rise of salvini and his politics is in a warning from the past. in this type of populism has the same roots as fascism we were all resigned to the narrative because there wasn't an alternative but for my 1st demonstration in the know nia he managed to cause a reaction all the italy. the saudi activists hope that they can assure in a new wave of politics that focuses on dealing with people's grievances rather than using populist tactics if they can take on the might of a hard right party that has seen its support swell over the past 2 years easily see its power consolidated across the country sunday diag al-jazeera following in italy . of there you go. yeah he is professor of political science at
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the john king about university in rome he joins us on skype from today in italy good to have you with us so although this is a regional election do you agree with those who say really it could be a referendum on the coalition on the ruling coalition. yes i do agree. if for the current governor of him in your mind you were confirmed. it would be a positive boost for the current ruling coalition made us the democratic party and the type star movement on the other hand if the center right or the rights. rather prevailed it would definitely be difficult to post poll now a new general election head of the time of year term do you think
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with a ourselves any has got his calculations right this time that a he will be able to take a 1000000 or minor and 2nd of all that it will bring down the government. interesting question i'm unable to answer the 1st. i don't know what the outcome will be because there are various or components that need to be taken into account the 1st one is that the right have a coalition of 3 parties apparently united the declining berlusconi and the bully declining berlusconi with people leaving his movement by the week. because of he's ultimately authoritarian type of management it's. being is on the rise and acts neo-fascist or still neo fascists. are also on the
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rise led by maloney and they seem to be united behind a female candidate relatively young female candidate which is of course an asset a novelty there are still very few women in italian politics on the other hand the routing the incumbent governor on the media or mine yeah it's the bonnet cheney is certainly a solid the administrator that has an excellent record but as a colleague suggested the other day there might be that people in the media or money are thrilled by the idea of a novelty and want to experience something new which would be wouldn't be the same for the past $70.00 or so years but would be maybe unpredictable but. definitely new so that is the question
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i don't think he has many reasons to present himself and his coalition as. one that would definitely improve. the life of. of the a 1000000 or a minority it's but on the other hand he presents this himself as a relative novelty and that would be if i could jump in here or is it really all down to novelty i mean but cheney as he said is very popular governor most people think she's done a good job while we've been talking about the possibility of of emilia-romagna going which has been a left his bass in for so long going over to the right is it really down to just novelty. yes yes i think it is i think it is. it's not triumphalism novelty apparently at least 3 years ago in the united states and she won't be a novelty in november of this year bio bowl needs
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a but he certainly was a novelty and i know of a lot of american voters are who you know just bought it for him because he was something disruptive compared to the usual and he quotes boreen otoh negative between republicans and democrats so after 70 or 75 years of the very same a successful but the very same people ruling parts of italy new voters could be tempted this is something that one must are put into. into account or must take into account or else. or else. bad surprises could could happen ok thank you want to happen or that scene that time will tell a larger. time will tell and so the logic going to change should become firm the
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logic is not always the rule in politics it isn't obviously thanks so much for your analysis on that you're most welcome. now peruvians are also heading to the polls to elect new members of congress on sunday the vote comes amid a wave of political turmoil and for months after president martin dissolved the legislative body but as many reports from lima beans on the rise causing concern among some candidates. a lifetime sweeping streets has involved in this to run for congress in sunday's elections the previous parliament was dissolved by president the skara in his anti-corruption fight this says it's time for a clean up. the experience that i have is what i live through every day i understand the needs of workers how to make ends meet what it feels like to be laid off i know. the candidates are running including legislators of the opposition
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majority in the last parliament which tried to control the judiciary and remove her from office and that's what. i'm angry the idea to close congress was to prevent any of them from running again and that is not happening they run to make business take bribes steal and protect their allies are we voting for the same thing she says she'll only vote to avoid being fined voting is mandatory but many peruvians feel the same way a recent opinion poll says more than 43 percent of peruvians will spoil their ballot or leave it blank analysts say apathy is widespread. towards the politicians and a lack of ideas and leadership voters expect much more from legislators and what they are capable of delivering the leadership has failed candidates of $21.00 parties are running for $130.00 seats analysts say the new congress will be
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fragmented into small groups but unlike the last one that. took precedence this no one is likely to support personal political and to the. reform's. has been immersed in political turmoil for almost 3 years since the brazilian all the bridge bribing scandal broke leaving 4 former presidents involved one committed suicide dozens of politicians and businessmen are in jail the candidate who got to be sue says the new political class must show they can be different. people are tired of the same politicians instead of consolidating an image of the previous congress opposing reforms our challenge now is to comply with the people's demands for. prove you are demanding parliamentary immunity is lifted it off from protects legislators and their allies from criminal prosecution and they want better regulation of campaign funding in the hope someday selection will not bring
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more of the same. a new documentary from the gambia is exposing cases of alleged torture and murder by the government a former leader. in the film documents testimonies by dissidents families of those who were killed say they're still waiting for justice reports from neighboring back home. i cannot bury my father is a documentary about a young man whose father was executed during former gambian president 22 year rule without the body he's unable to give his father a proper funeral it was directed by another who also lost her father hundreds of bodies are believed to be buried in mass graves yet to be discovered the gambia has put in place a truth and reconciliation commission only 3 people were prosecuted all of those who admitted to torture rape and murder have so far been set free much the surprise of the victims have been made to feel on reasonable when they're asking for justice
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when talking about crimes against humanity. as a the victims are coming out of it to say we are here and there's so much noise i think i use it now because for so long. human rights organizations say yeah jamie and his security forces tortured raped and killed dissidents some were even reportedly fed his pet crocodiles in 2007 he made a claim to al-jazeera saying he could cure patients dying of aids hiv aids and his health ministry embargo experimented on hundreds of hiv positive men women and children nearly all of them have since died. but. the. 3 years since jimmy fled into exile the survivors say justice is too slow to come with the government showing a willingness towards his political party which was allowed to hold public
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demonstrations after johnny announced his desire to return to the gambia. democracy is a messy business suit former president stepped into this country he would be arrested and then of course i mean. since the. last month the gambia took me and more to the international criminal court of justice accusing its military of committing genocide against the muslim minority but the crimes committed by gambian security services during the previous government against its own people are still not being prosecuted worse some perpetrators are still in charge of security in our close allies of president adam a barrow for those who have survived there's a sense that the process of justice is being intentionally obstructed every time i want. to. see. some of the mass graves are believed to be in
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jamie's farmhouse but the government has made no effort to recover the remains so far stalling the process of grief and healing that so many need to move forward nicholas hawke al-jazeera the car. white house lawyers defending donald trump of the senate impeachment trial say the u.s. president has done nothing wrong in his dealings with ukraine it's the 1st time his legal team address the trial it will have 2 more days to argue its case is accused of abuse of power and obstruction of congress heidi jocasta reports washington d.c. . the opening argument of president trump's attorney saturday focused on 2 main points that trump did nothing wrong when he asked ukraine to investigate former
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vice president joe biden a potential rival in the upcoming u.s. elections and that it's the democrats who wish to steal back the white house by hurting from the politically they're asking you to remove president trump from the ballot in an election that's occurring in approximately 9 months they're asking you to tear up. all of the ballots across this country on your own initiative take that decision away from the american people. polling this week shows trump's approval rating is the highest it's been since he took office 44 percent of americans say he's doing a good job higher than when the ukraine allegations 1st surfaced and most instances when there had been political crises of course the president's popularity is a numbers go down in this case i think the president will actually be strengthened by this and specially after his acquittal acquittal is likely given most members of
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the senate jury are republicans and it takes a 2 thirds majority to convict yet potential new evidence against trump continues to emerge harness and indicted ukrainian american businessman says he shared this audio recording with investigators who were there a little over a year out of the way. to go out ok that's the way it appears to be trump's voice ordering the firing of the u.s. ambassador to kiev democrats say corrupt ukrainian officials had wanted her gone those same officials then began smearing biden if you really want the truth you want witnesses you want documents we hope our republican colleagues will agree with that democrats hope to convince at least 4 republican senators to agree to open the trial to new witnesses including some of president trump's closest advisers who have not yet testified the senate is expected to vote on that question next week if
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their answer is no then president trump could be acquitted within days time i do joe castro al-jazeera washington protests are being held in australia calling for the national day to be changed or scrapped altogether. demonstrate to say the anniversary represents the start of colonial oppression australia day marks the arrival of the 1st fleet of convicts ships from britain in 1788. india is celebrating the 71st anniversary of its founding as a republic. the. brazilian president giant about south alongside prime minister narendra modi as the guest of honor have signed 15 deals to increase trade relations the occasion marks the day the constitution came into effect after india gained independence from
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british rule. still added al jazeera. in spall the tennis world number 2 stays on track for an 8th the spray the open title will have all the details coming up. informed opinions the economy is actually what's keeping donald trump afloat right now and in-depth analysis of the day's headlines the protest movement is only getting stronger the more people who kill the more resilient the resistant they will become the inside story on al-jazeera. separate on al-jazeera. and the tension with the u.s. and protests over a plane downing iran's hanum entry election will be held on february 20. 5th to see explores the fate of india's religious minorities on the prime minister modi's hindu. us voters get the last chance to weigh in on the 20 twentieth's action
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al-jazeera will have comprehensive coverage a new series looks at how female scientists across the globe are opening doors for other women to pursue careers in science and after 5 years of civil war can be to rivals agree a peace deal to revive africa's youngest nation. treasury on al-jazeera. driven by outrage and spanning generations the rohinton demonstrators gathered on the very day a widely criticized repatriation agreement between the governments of bangladesh and me and more was to begin the anger was all too apparent and the fear was palpable if you don't like was so afraid that if they send one of us back to myanmar today tomorrow they'll send back 10 and the day after tomorrow they'll send back 2030 or if we were given citizenship in myanmar then there would be no need to take us back there we would go back on our own we must remember the rancho among
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the most persecuted minorities. in the world. investigating the use and abuse of the cost of. al-jazeera. oh. all right sports fans it's time to catch up with the game his father thanks so much sammy basketball star le bron james is yet another career milestone it's really time n.b.a. champion jumped over l.a. lakers legend kobe bryant for 3rd place on the n.b.a.'s all time scoring list so how malik has more kobe bryant look. who's better lebron james or kobe bryant discussion has gone on for years while both of them are lympics having joined
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forces to lead the usa to goals in 20082012 kobe found often point to the fact that le bron trails in the n.b.a. championships call him 3 to 5. on saturday however with the lakers taking on the philadelphia 76 is the man known as king james had the chance to steal a mansion on his illustrious pre-disaster. and he did just that lebron moved into 3rd in the n.b.a.'s all time scoring list kobe himself was quick to pay tribute to the achievements. he tweeted continuing to move the game forward king james much respect my brother time but that respect is clearly reciprocated by le bron i got drafted are still just some are damn you know seen what he was able to accomplish when a championships haven't you know be early in his career were you know he learned from miss is that he had a series against utah and he just used that as motivation and got better and better
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and better liberal as late as may. have lost on saturday but this was clearly a night you cherish for him he now has 33655 points 12 more than the legend he used to look up to so hello molly. the fairytale run at the australian open for 15 year old coco golf has come to an end the american has been knocked out in the 4th round golf won the 1st set but makes $48.00 unforced errors in the match giving way for a fellow american candidate to level things then take the deciding sat 67636 flags and her last match the 67 to write god's will soccer to become the youngest player in the professional era to defeat the reigning women's champion at the australian open this is the 1st major quarter final for sofia canada. and i guess was surprised muse how calm i was going into all these matches i wasn't really nervous and i just was coming in pretty calm so i'm happy that i'm not letting the moment
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seem to be in with use it was such a tough match and she's such a tough player and i was 21 she didn't start off really well and yeah i respect her she played a great match but yeah just bizarre to me i'm so happy to be through the next round . 7 seed patrick boarded a huge upset in the 4th round the czech came from a set down to beat maria's akari of greece a 3 time major champion who was yet to drop aside in melbourne beats a card 676362. 7 time champion no doubt jock a bitch thrashed diego schwartzman to reach the australian open quarters it took the defending champion just over 2 hours to beat us opponent in street sads the serve who is on track for a record extending 8th title in melbourne reaches the last 8 for the 11th time the world number 2 will face canadian and wimbledon finalist neil last around each next . will quite different match up than the one today. is you know one of the
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tallest one of the strongest physically guys on the tour as one of the biggest serves and yeah you got to be ready for missiles coming from from his side of the net. serious side atalanta have renewed their chances of qualifying for the champions league with a 7 rationing add to reno at all and a forward yo sublist church scored a free kick from near the halfway line and one of the most astonishing goals in the italian prime league this season miscellany and went on to score a hard trick they're now 4th place after handing to reno their worst home loss in history. well tiger woods will need a big round on sunday if he's to win a record 83rd p.g.a. tour title john ramey has set the pace after the 3rd round of the farmers insurance open shot a round of 65 on saturday to take a one shot lead woods to start of the day tie for 17th had a bit of a rebound finishing with
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a 694 strokes off the pace. of tyson ferry has admitted dante wilder has the ability to knock out anybody ahead of the world a title showdown in las vegas next month the 2 undefeated heavyweights fought to a draw in 2018 it looked like it was heading to a points victory for fury that night but that was before wilder floored fury late on only for the briton to recover because the ultimate. it doesn't matter if you win. i don't know frowns against. 30 seconds left do you think he could kayo anybody to be honest i don't know what he's going to do i mean crazy you know. you know he was away one minute not the way and the next you know but if you believe in that what are you going to he said he didn't do it then we only only can take his word for what it is now and wait to that moment we step in the ring we know that it's different when you step in the ring. ok and that is
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all your support for now sammy back to you trying so hard for a whole that's it for me for this news hour back in a moment agents here in fact with another for you so do stay with us here now this is their. india a nation of 1300000000 people deeply religious desperately divided i think good clean you know daily action which is potentially catastrophic what's causing this crisis of identity human who is making up to get back out but places off his
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ancestors and why is it getting was joining me are pushed us here on my journey in search of india so. coming soon on al-jazeera al-jazeera world tells the story of thousands about jews forced by colonial france to adopt obscene family names. words that is so offensive that some contraband to say that i'm not. the burden of ridicule that has been passed down for generations. the shame of my name. on al-jazeera. a journey of personal discovery. which is the copy of a letter germany addressed to my ground. 0 as barbara 0 traces of family links back to the regime of benito mussolini and asks his fascism return to
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italian political fascism in the family it makes me sick this letter. i found. on al-jazeera. the chinese government steps up efforts to contain the corona virus but the death toll at infection rates are still rising. hello i'm adrian figure this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live bullets of hundreds of protesters in central baghdad. rescue team is refuse to give up hope of finding more survivors of the rubble of a powerful earthquake in turkey plus.


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