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prickish regional court because they say the people have little for use in the justice system. the world health organization warns leaders globally to step up preparations against the corona virus outbreak with figures out of china showing a drop in new cases for a 3rd straight day. hello i'm adrian forget this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. the situation on the ground remains deeply troubling the u.n. says the fragile truce in libya is hanging by a thread and warns foreign powers to stop the supply of weapons. sudan's ousted president obama al bashir appears in court facing allegations of war crimes and tough for. the u.s.
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secretary of state lands in senegal as the white house tries to convince african countries to take sides in a trade war between the u.s. and china. in china adults as a reporting a slowdown in the number of new cases of coronavirus for the 3rd successive day but the world health organization says it's impossible to predict which direction the epidemic will take 142 deaths were reported on sunday along with 2000 more infections most of those in the who bay province where the outbreak was 1st reported to dissemble weald wide 106-1669 have died of the disease they include an elderly chinese tourist in france the 1st fatality in europe and taiwan has also recorded its 1st death from the virus in hong kong there's anger over a government decision to open treatment clinics in densely packed areas residents
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say they want consulted and that the clinics may threaten the health. but in mainland china this controversy over reports the president xi jinping and top leaders knew about the threat of the outbreak weeks before it was revealed to the public. adrian brown is following that angle from hong kong. china's president xi jinping knew about the our break of the corona virus in early january that was 2 weeks before the government confirmed the 1st person to person transmission of the virus and more than a week before dr lee one liang was silenced by the government for alerting colleagues the president delivered a speech to the politburo standing committee china's most powerful political body that was on february the 3rd but details were only released by state media this weekend those details amount to an official timeline of what the president knew and when on january the 20th she says he issued special instructions to try to contain
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the outbreak 3 days later the city of woo han was locked down a measure praised by the world health organization some analysts say china's leader appears to be covering his back after mounting criticism that he didn't respond fast enough on one hand. chinese leaders who would like to demonstrate that it had not the late in reacting in taking action to contain the epidemic that it had not tried to conceal the facts from the puppy but then are obviously the cover up conspiracy is very much in the minds of chinese people president xi also accused regional communist party leaders of not carrying out orders from the government in beijing and vowed to punish incompetent administrator this is the greatest crisis to come from president xi jinping since he came to power more than 8 years ago
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because it indicates the top leadership were aware of the potential for verity of a virus weeks before the public were told of of dangers at beijing's new international airport the economic impact from the virus is clear with few airlines flying to china one of the world's busiest travel hubs is at a virtual standstill. desolate scenes too across the border in hong kong on a sunday the city's world famous harborside would normally be teeming with tourists but this weekend just 3000 visitors arrived deepening the sense of isolation here as well adrian brown al jazeera hong kong in japan hundreds of passengers on board a quarantined cruise ship are preparing to be evacuated the united states canada south korea and hong kong sending aircraft to fly their citizens home that's up to 70 more people aboard the diamond princess tested positive for the corona virus bringing the total number of infections on board to 355 around 3800 passengers and
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crew have been stuck for 2 weeks since the quarantine was imposed an entity's ia around 300 people have been released after spending 2 weeks in corinth seen a remote island they've previously traveled to 100 in china so far into the sea a hasn't reported any cases of corona virus however the government is investigating the case of a chinese national who tested positive after visiting the island of bali from there jessica washington explains what indonesians are doing differently the battle the outbreak. as the corona virus outbreak spreads around the world indonesia has found itself in an unusual position almost neighboring countries have confirmed cases of the virus in these are is yet to confirm even a single case and many are asking how one of asia's most populous country has somehow invaded the lobel outbreak but over here in bali those concerns are particularly pronounced this is a place that draws thousands of tourists from china and up until recently they
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would dozens of direct flights operating from the epicenter of the virus but indonesian authorities say they have the situation under control and the world health organization also agrees that in these are it's doing everything to their standard. we need 100. back to have your good there and. be have already a member of. the proper. elected more. rehab $101.00 we're going to. read her book. and. bali is quieter than usual that's because tens of thousands of chinese tourists have already cancelled their holiday plans earlier in the month the indonesian government suspended all flights to and from china but
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there are at least 3000 chinese tourists currently in bali and while some plan on returning home by flying through the country at least 300 have already applied for visa extensions. one of the un's top representatives on libya says the weapons a bugger that has become quote a joke and that those who preach it must be held to account it comes off to foreign ministers from around the dozen countries met to discuss the conflict on the sidelines of a security summit in the in munich members of the libby. international committee reform reaffirmed coles and foreign military support for the warring sides and stop the flow of weapons into the country or to cali for half the us forces have been fighting to capture the capital tripoli since april of 0 as diplomatic at the james bays press those attending the the press conference if they thought the arms embargo is working mr foreign minister you talk about
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a deplorable breach of the. we know who is breaching the arms embargo they were in the room with you what did you say should not one of us give us and those who continue to breach the embargo need to know that they will be detected and they will be named we will discuss that with the e.u. council on foreign affairs tomorrow and we will discuss the contribution the e.u. can make so that everybody knows that if they breach the embargo that they also violate a security council resolution and this will have a fix on them. look as the source he has said i think on numerous occasions the arms embargo has become a joke and so it you know we all need to step up here and. it is complicated because there are violations that are you know happening on land sea and air and that all needs to be monitored and there needs to be accountability ultimately sudan's ousted president omar al bashir has appeared in court for the
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1st hearing on allegations of war crimes in the darfur region the conflict that began in 2003 when mainly normal arab rebels rose up against bashir is government accusing it of neglecting the region this hearing is separate from the charges the faces at the international criminal court in the hague the i.c.c. has been pursuing him now for more than a decade. well in 2009 bashir was charged with 2 counts of war crimes and 5 of crimes against humanity a year later international criminal court added 3 additional charges of genocide they all have to do with bush's role in the darfur conflict is of fighting between pro-government forces and ethnic rebels left 300000 people dead a displaced 2 and a half 1000000 earlier i spoke with adams who is the executive director of the global center for the responsibility to protect he says the hearing in khartoum could indicate a date with the i.c.c. may be getting close. the sudanese dredges transitional authorities have kind of
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indicated that they are prepared to hand over the shia to the i.c.c. and that's the 1st time that they've ever kind of given a hint of that so something is clearly under way and i think you know it's amazing to see just how quickly that country has changed in less than a year members only april last year when when bashir was overthrown and now they're literally talking about potentially handing them over so you can go in handcuffs to the hague but is what's happening in sudan today going to come up to international standards yeah i think that's a real question and i mean the one thing that's very interesting here is that the international criminal court hasn't actually said anything at this point and i assume that's because behind the scenes they're probably talking to the sudanese authorities right now saying what would a domestic process look like what would a process in the hague look like and how could the international community potentially assist with some domestic process of that's the course they choose to pursue but the transitional council in sudan is not excel of itself full of people
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who are known for being defenders of human rights is far from it in fact there are some people inside the transitional council who you know probably belong at the hague as well not least of all humanity who controls the rapid support forces which willing to cause to the gender weight in darfur and so what's clear is that there's kind of a debate obviously behind closed doors at the moment inside the transitional authority to say what does sudanese democracy look like but also what does justice and accountability look like around 40 people have been killed in a road accident in the democratic republic of congo police say the crash happened in the busy districts of the capital kinshasa emergency services at the scene. a weather update next here on al-jazeera then god was getting away with it and with murder in mexico demonstrators say the epidemic of violence against women must be stopped plus. i'm
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a bride at abbot point in queensland where millions of tonnes of coal a ship out of hysteria every year find out why some communities remain divided by the coal mining and climate change. now the last bell to rains come out of china china's forecast is a dry one and this japan we need to focus on japan and surrounding countries a bit of a close up then having seen a winter without a great did it snow is all for the about the last 2 weeks of mass is still to come in whole cardew and all these western slopes of honshu right down to the south you'll notice it's quite a cold wind giving a maximum temperature about minus 4 in seoul now in contrast in china in beijing it's well when that should be 8 degrees it's obvious about for this time of the year tokyo is also enjoying a bit awards the time being that of course
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a cold is going to come across the high ground at some point so as it turns into more of a northwesterly tokyo drops that's that he but you are still in the least so you're still in the sunshine now for the south and the showers are drifting slowly nose was now more in borneo more importance than when they see the new scene of late and curving into southern thailand that wind which is quite strong around the vietnamese coast will bring rain showers feel some storms through cambodia and into southern thailand during tuesday and that's it this is not quite weather proper few showers in the poll and northeast india and sri lanka things are quiet. we will maintain the finest fighting force the world has ever known united states army was so reliant on the private sector i would call it the tendency we have a mismatch between the way we on the magine to be and the reality of the 21st
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century enough to join us in a bathing pool for 11 out how many of the persons that you're sending out to should be a child soldiers and i have my child soldiers reloaded on al-jazeera. hello again this is al jazeera let's take them over to a much of the news this hour doctors in china are reporting a slowdown in the number of new cases of corona virus for the 3rd day in a row but the world health organization chief says it's impossible to predict which direction the epidemic will take taiwan has reported its 1st deaths from the
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outbreak. one of the un's top representatives of libya says the weapons embargoed the is a joke and those who preach it must be held to account foreign ministers from around a dozen countries met on the sidelines of a security summit to discuss libya's conflict there with a free of calls to end foreign military support for the warning signs and sudan's ousted president omar al bashir has appeared in court for a hearing on war crimes allegations in the darfur region conflict that began in 2003 when minority rebels rose up against the shias go. gunshots were heard of tear gas filled the streets of central baghdad on sunday dozens of protesters for the police who used smoke bombs to disperse the crowds which as to say that tents were set on fire by security forces overnight iraq's human rights commission says that they leave 550 iraqis killed since anti-government demonstrations began in october earlier 3 missiles landed near the
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u.s. embassy in baghdad a 4th facade exploded close to the office of the popular mobilization of forces a paramilitary group backed by iran no casualties were reporters. qatar's foreign minister says that efforts to end the almost 3 year long blockade against the country have failed but that's remain open to resolving the disputes saudi arabia united arab emirates bahrain and egypt are refusing to restore political trade transport links are serious are higher at reports. from un says been speculation that the blockades of cats are by its neighbors could be nearing an end the foreign minister announced at the munich security council that talks to ease the tension came to an end last month in 2017 saudi arabia the u.a.e. behind and egypt cut all diplomatic and economic ties with cats are we are open to any genuine intention to resolve this problem and we have been we demonstrated this
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in fact when there was an opening. here and november and of last year. and unfortunately these efforts didn't succeed and spears suspended at the beginning of january but. remain at the same position that we are often the 4 blockading countries accused katz of supporting terrorism which it's repeatedly tonight it's also rejected a list of 13 demands which include closing a turkish military base downgrading ties with iran and shutting down the al-jazeera media network. in december cats all since its highest representation since the blockade then prime ministership. there any to the annual gulf cooperation council summit in saudi arabia at the time capsule had said they'd been positive talks with saudi leaders his attendance came after the national football teams of saudi behind and the u.a.e. all took part in the arabian gulf cup in cats on november reversing an earlier
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decision not to participate. cattle is home to the largest u.s. military base in the middle east and gulf region the u.s. has called on its gulf allies in the future fearing it might undermine its f. . containable to seize iran's growing influence in the region normally the united states should have been involved in pressing all the countries involved. saudi arabia the u.a.e. bahrain egypt and qatar to come to some kind of detente we have very very extensive relationships with all 4 of these governments all 5 of these governments and really it's a failure of u.s. diplomacy 3 years off to the blockade began the 6 nation regional bloc is still struggling for unity it's not a hyena it's. the how las vegas is where democratic party candidates for the white house hoping to find political fortune think food for
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a front runner and vice president joe biden has fallen behind in the race to replace total trump contenders a campaigning in the vada before next week's nominating contest early voting for the coaxes began on saturday where a president who owned by the n.r.a. where the president's own by the gun manufacturers and i promise you president not president to live a breath and me i'm going to do everything i can to go after those gunmen. in order to win in november we're going to have to have strong support from the african-american community the latino community asian community and the native american community we cannot take these communities for granted anymore. the danger is real our democracy hangs in the balance we can get 10 maybe
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we can back up or we can get in the fight me i'm in the fight. washington's top diplomat has arrived in senegal at the start of his 3 country whistle stop tour of africa before he arrived u.s. secretary of state by pompei award of what he called china's dangerous influence on the african continent and said that chinese investment is a death trap for african countries but not everyone sees it that way as nicholas hark reports from cycles capital. in the trade war between the united states and china a small garment factory in west africa sees an opportunity chinese owned but made in senegal 200000 sports have been shipped to the united states for sale in the wal-mart supermarket chain after delivering the goods a month before scheduled the senegalese workers have been sent home to wait for the next order of the loss of them we have good trade deals in place to us we can export to the us to the free and that's what is attracting chinese investors to
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come here in senegal and more generally to africa 14 days from dakar by ship to get goods to the us compared to shanghai where it takes 2 months chinese investors have found in african countries a way to avoid u.s. trade tariffs imposed on goods made in china in the past 20 years china loaned $180000000000.00 to african countries including senegal some of the money's being spent on building a new city on the outskirts of the capital where chinese manufacturing companies are setting up operations in general u.s. secretary of state might pump warned against chinese investment in africa. it's tempting to accept easy money from places like try there's a better alternative we all know it and we can all achieve it together. western firms american firms operate according to values proven to produce good deals and quality work bumppo is trying to change the perception that the world's leading superpower has no clear strategy for a continent that's home to over a 1000000000 people namby is health system isn't donald trump has shown little
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interest in africa so far trump is the 1st president since ronald reagan not to have visited the continent despite strong historic and economic ties compare this with his predecessor barack obama who's visited senegal twice and in fact on this road where tens of thousands of people lined up chanting the name of the united states president now for mike pompei oh look at it now those special arrangement he's being received like any other foreign minister and that's because for many senegalese and many africans across the continent america's influence on the region is waning. it's 2 years since the white house and now it's a pullout of u.s. troops from the saheli region of west africa where armed groups are attacking regularly and gaining ground in african states will find themselves weakened in the face of armed groups like the islamic state or boko haram who are regrouping in the sahara region and soul we are seeing russia and china trying to take position the
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us administration is sending mixed signals open for business but close for many africans washington is imposing a travel ban later this month on 4 african nations amongst the confusion fast growing economies such as senegal regard china as a more reliable partner nicholas hawke al-jazeera to car. publication of graphic images of the body of a young woman murdered in mexico has provoked anger activists highlight what a calling an epidemic of violence against women. reports from mexico's capital. hundreds of women continue to demonstrate on the streets of mexico city. i'm not their anger ignited by the case of 25 year old. brutally murdered by her boyfriend on february 9th. the national palace was one of the targets of the crown's he said the government hasn't done enough to address the issue of violence against women
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it's estimated that 10 women are killed in mexico every day. so when i'm in the american i'm sure people will say look at these crazy women spray painting this historic door from there who lucian but what they should do is read what we've written how many women have been killed how many have been raped how many are being discriminated that's what really matters. there's also been a backlash against mexican media after photos of mutilated body be published. and. i'm asking the members of the press before you publish a fight before you write a story think think that this could have been used in your daughter that this could be. more than 1000 cases of femicide were recorded across mexico in 2900. women's rights advocates are demanding that all murders of women be automatically investigated as family sides when the domestic us also means studio when a murder is investigated as
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a femicide is automatically sets off a series of protocols recognised internationally through this documentation a statistic is generated making it possible to recognize the scope of the problem so public policy can be developed. outside the apartment building where indeed the ischemia was killed neighbors joined demonstrators in a vigil for all victims of gender based violence while it was the death of anybody that has come to you that support these latest demonstrations protests against gender based violence are becoming louder and more frequent in mexico more than 20 different organizations have signed an open letter against gender violence in mexico. with emotions still running high more demonstrations are expected when. mexico city. of all kaino and mexico is living up to its reputation as one of the world's most active. which means spoking mountain as are up to twice within 24
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hours so far no reports of injuries or damage from the lava flows or ash clouds $25000000.00 mexicans live within 100 kilometers including the capital of mexico city making a major eruption particularly dangerous. a boss has crashed into a ravine in peru killing at least 8 football fans from ecuador who were heading home from a cup game in proves capital lima dozens of other fans were injured when the coach crashed off the pan-american highway the go ahead being given for a new coal mine is dividing opinion in a straight leo catastrophic bushfires of increased debate about fossil fuels climate change and the switch to green of forms of energy but the new mind provides jobs and strengthens australia's position as the world's largest coal exporter alexia bryan reports from queensland. claremont population 3001 of australia's mining heartlands most of the work here is a cult following and they keep all wilks motel business going as well possibly 70
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percent of their business would be call related in one way or another whether it be the shoe salesman of the shampoo sidles men feel salzman claremont's the closest town to the controversial comical mine and it's still 160 kilometers away. the mines are owned by the indian company adani and got the go ahead from the government last year after more than a decade they've been holed up so the environmental approvals and funding problems for the mines be scaled back from its initial plans however it will still be among a strain his biggest exposing at least $10000000.00 tonnes of coal a year this is the workers camp for the mine which is under construction just a few kilometers away we weren't allowed to film inside and wouldn't talk to us on camera for this story the mine lies here in the galilee basin which is home to one of the biggest coal deposits in the world there are fears the mind could push an
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endangered bird species towards extinction while the land also holds spiritual significance to some indigenous groups adani will be the 1st mine in the basin and that's made it a flashpoint for protests it's madness to actually lead it to that it's got this far. with what we know about climate change and. one of the biggest. deposits because it had this shouldn't happen in the mining industry and the role of fossil fuels in the climate crisis have been in the spotlight in australia after months of devastating bushfires and he has a drought as straightly is the world's biggest exposures call and the government's being accused of not doing enough to reduce emissions or protect the planet. their generation called mana and local union chief steve smyth says his. open to change but it's got to be realistic if they expect mourners in their families and community to come along on this journey and i'm going to provide something more
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than what they were born now which is rhetoric in words and the fact that people are not convinced that renew the renewable sector can void the signed. time on going job security and a future for about them and they keep the adani mind could be exporting its 1st call as soon as next yeah in the meantime mr ali remains deeply divided over where the minds of purely sources of money and opportunity all scars on the landscape that take more than i provide. al-jazeera queensland australia. it's good to have you with us hello peter and for going to here in doha the headlines from al-jazeera doctors in china reporting a slowdown of the number of new cases of corona virus for a 3rd day in a row but the world health organization chief says it's impossible to predict which direction the epidemic will take taiwan has reported its 1st death from the
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outbreak in japan hundreds of passengers aboard a quarantined cruise ship are preparing to be evacuated the united states canada south korea and hong kong ascending aircraft to fly their citizens home it's off to 70 more people on board the diamond princess of tested positive for the corona virus in hong kong this anger of a trip and clinics that have been opened in densely packed areas residents say they weren't consulted and that the clinics may threaten their health sarah clarke has the latest. this is one of a number of community protests being held across hong kong this weekend and the anger here is from this community against the government have what they say is a lack of public consultation with these there is about the sitting up of a crime a virus treatment clinic in their population or in their district south of the complaint is that number one they didn't get the consultation from the government but number 2 they've been set up in these highly populated areas there's a fear of a community outbreak but you might be able to see behind me certainly around me
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there are a number of flags that are calling for independence and anti-government slogans this particular protest movement is now morphing into the pro-democracy groups and the anti-government movement once again one of the un's top representatives on libya says the weapons of bog are there as is a joke rather than those who breach it must be held to account foreign ministers from another dozen countries met on the sidelines of a security summit to discuss libya's conflicts they reinforce refund calls to end foreign military support for the warring sides. the truce is holding only by a thread with numerous over 150 violations reported and it is the libyan people that continue to suffer the most the economic situation continues to deteriorate exacerbated by the oil blockade and the looming banking crisis sudan's ousted president bashir has appeared in court for a hearing on war crimes on
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a geisha and darfur region the conflict that began in 2003 when the minority rebels rose up against bashir is government supported the attorney general has also announced new charges of corruption money laundering against bush. gunshots were heard in tear gas filled the streets of central baghdad on sunday dozens of protesters fought with police who used smoke bombs to disperse the crowds which is to say that tents were settled by security forces overnight and maybe 40 people have been killed in a road accident in the democratic republic of congo police say the crash happened in a busy district of the capital kinshasa and those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after the listening post next. to al jazeera we talk about 2 of the biggest problems facing and they all the endemic corruption and the gang we listen so if you really put place china's enemy a little more with and that's really that we meet with global news makers and talk
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about the stories that matter though is there a. doctor who would sound like. that it's. true that can't tell. what chinese are trying to show you a show on. friday that's right because hello i'm richard gilbert and you're at the listening post among the media stories that we're covering this week transparency the managed time beijing's approach to controlling the narrative on the coronavirus remains a work in progress and trying to keep fear of the pandemic contained. in places like germany they're allowed they can bully they call themselves nationalists and they are some of india's most watched news actors plus the new territory government in manila having gone after news websites.


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