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extrapolate that across the country and the spread of corona virus appears far wider than anyone's. a promise of a new beginning for sudan the u.s. pledges to take the country off the list of state sponsors of terrorism and return for compensation. hello i'm sam is a band this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up accused of beatings and torture and the day i'll see video emerges of abuses by fighters loyal to a wanted warlord. thailand's prime minister recalls parliament as a way to try and end weeks of protests against the government. and nasa prepares
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for touchdown of the asteroid to unlock some of the secrets of the universe. so dan could be about to end more than 25 years of international isolation and boost its transition to democracy u.s. president donald trump says he's ready to remove the country from the list of state sponsors of terrorism well that's likely to bring an injection of international investment and allow urgently needed that relief have morgan reports from the capital khartoum. this is one of the events that have kept sudan on a u.s. list of state sponsors of terror and kept most foreign investors away for more than 25 years. in august 1908 truck bomb attacks on the u.s. embassies in kenya and intends annia killed 220. 4 people and injured more than
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4000 sudan was accused of providing a base for the bombers then president ahmed bashir had already been accused of offering sanctuary to the likes of al qaida and its leader osama bin laden. but after you have negotiations by the transitional government president donald trump says he's ready to restore sudan's international status in a tweet he said sudan had agreed to pay $335000000.00 compensation and once deposited he would remove it from the list. the road ahead of us is long and we have to have a serious plan and work to give the to benefit from the separate unity we promised 0 people and we work to achieve our promise with no agenda except the interest of the nation together we can achieve the impossible in being on the list has meant sudan has struggled for investment resulting in a hard currency shortage that led to inflation that 1st throw slowly then steeply the country's pound has lost more than 50 percent of its value against the dollar in just the past 2 months because i strapped government is struggling to pay for
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stuff lies of fleet fuel and medicine all items it subsidizes resulting in shortage of sudan's removal from the u.s. list would allow it to be relieved of its that by the international monetary fund that will still take months but the country needs help now some analysts say that may mean a move to normalize ties with israel which comes with an economic assistance package could still happen i suspect however that we will see in the coming days or weeks an effort towards normalization on the part of the sudanese because washington at the end of the day needs to get some kind of political way and i think it's a sad commentary for washington and for the trumpet ministration that it isn't a sufficient enough win for them to point to a success story in the horn of africa where there wasn't one before this is a region you know beset with political problems and economic problems and for us to be able to point to a success story should be a sufficient foreign policy win for this administration. that it should want to try
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and trumpet that when. and while president trump seeks a foreign policy when so dance prime minister abdullah says the delisting would open paths for sudan's economic improvement crucial for its transition to democracy people morgan are just hot on. human rights watch has released video it says shows fighters from a congolese armed group beating civilians and getting support from the military the leader of the group has been on the run for more than a year well why reports. she is wanted by prosecutors in the democratic republic of congo. the reaction recruiting child soldiers and the crime against humanity of rape he leads an armed group called n d c r its fighters are notorious for torturing and executing civilians they controlled a larger area than any other militia in eastern congo until the group split 3 months ago. some of the fighters surrendered to the government. 2 remains at large
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in spite of a warrant for his arrest and it's widely believed that a lot of his weapons ammunition and uniforms have come from government army officers who supported him to fight other armed groups denies it and denies committing right to be says then. the in d.c. does not have any collaboration with the congolese army when we're in confrontation with other armed groups we find heavy weapons ammunition and congolese military uniform. international rights group human rights watch has released videos that it says show otherwise they will film secretly by local residents this one appears to show fighters collecting illegal taxes and shows people who can't pay being beaten. punishments a brutal for anyone who doesn't comply. one of the fighters says.
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and one of the armed groups commanders. of the of the of the. and the congolese government soldier one with him a mammal. you know well that is very. humble but some things have recently changed. deputies turned against him congo's army has been fighting him since. those who say there may be a certain collaboration between the army and we don't should bring evidence we are actually in military operations against gadhafi collaboration would be against the nature of our mission which is to track down all armed groups. people in eastern congo have suffered in brutal conflicts for more than 20 years human rights watch
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says and army officers who supported him must be brought to justice malcolm webb al-jazeera. where in the eastern democratic republic of congo armed men are freed the around $900.00 prisoners from jail the job break happened in the city of beni its mayor is blaming the allied democratic forces armed groups the u.n. says the a.d.f. has killed more than a 1000 civilians since the start of the year aid agencies are pushing for a stable ceasefire in the garden or care about so help can be given to those forced out of their homes the international red cross says so far it's only been able to provide limited aid there are reports shelling is continuing days after azerbaijan and armenia agreed to a humanitarian cease fire. in armenia civilians are volunteering to help soldiers on the front line for many the fighting is different from the war in the 1990 s. orry chalons reports from the capital the out of one. strip by strip not by not
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they're hoping to save lives the women and teenagers in this year around school are making camouflage netting to send to the front lines they're volunteers part of armenia's home front war efforts and there are scenes like this all across this small country restarted while not far from everything is said faith itself a lot and a great source. of the cross if i want to stay here i don't want more. the further is there and it's obvious why everyone is affected by this war in some way here is a translator and teacher and asked her students who they knew at the front there this relate this. brothers fathers uncles cousins friends childhood friends colleagues and every day. we come to class their eyes i read my friend i had my brother die we had one of our presidents one of my students days that although
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they insist on media wants peace and will ultimately be victorious there's a sense here that things aren't going well people in armenia are aware the conflict has changed since the war of 1990 s. many of see those videos of drawings picking off groups of young soldiers i don't even know whether these nets can protect their troops against such things but they are hoping. armenia and azerbaijan are supposed to be respecting a humanitarian ceasefire but azerbaijan's president said on monday that is very forces had regained 13 villages near the azerbaijan iran border from armenian control and azerbaijan said armenia shelled a factory in the town of terror well beyond the new corner karabakh line of conflict hopes for peace rose late on monday when a leader and armenia's prime minister nicol passion and agreed in principle to meet in moscow. but the fight over in a corner karabakh has deep roots nora moratorium is one of many armenian artists
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raising money for the disputed region by selling their work thank you but it doesn't sound like in the long during the 1st war my sons were small 10 to 11 years old now they are mature men and our motherland is still in the same fatal situation i'm an optimist but when evil wants to enter your home even i sometimes lose my optimism as a boy john says it's fighting to expel our media from azeri land or media says it's fighting to protect ethnically armenian nagorno-karabakh either way most say there's more fighting to be done. al-jazeera your of on media thailand's prime minister is recalling parliament for a special session next week as protesters continue calls for him to quit thousands have rallied for 6 straight days in the capital bangkok along with john archer's resignation they want reforms to the constitution and the monarchy. there were
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emotional scenes outside the prison in bangkok where 19 protesters were freed on bail on monday evening they were arrested when police fired water cannon to disperse and the government rallies the last week. well the protest movement in thailand is finding support in hong kong activists in both places see parallels in each other's struggles james who callan is a visiting lecturer at my head of university cantar national college he explained some of the reasons behind the move toward solidarity. at the see a lot of parallels between the 2 struggles on boards are essentially struggles for a representative democracy and both movements are also used late movements saw just kind of a. shared identity there between the young protesters i think the political context are very different in hong kong and thailand move more broadly so that would be
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different. in terms of the protesters. you mentioned that do in kind of communicating online stuff so language there have been some language difficulties to overcome which has been interesting because. of hong kong 1st display was some people think don't always speak perfect english and sometimes are quite shy about your english so but that is all been part of the part of the fine it has actually helped to build the solidarity trying to overcome these very rich think it already has even the origins of the multi-line was started to get some interest from for example some of the other countries in the southeast asia region or countries which have been negatively affected or who feel grievances over issues like the. strain as he just read on countries like philippines and vietnam. and more recently of course india who had a border clash with china and we saw a lot of interest and support from indians coming into the starting to follow the
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hash tags of feelings. all still ahead of al jazeera hacking the winter olympics and the elections in france we have the latest on the involvement of russian intelligence officers plus. combating the coronavirus in europe curfews and lockdowns to reimpose those fears grow might be worse for calm. hello if you're north and shiny you can sniff winter that is it up there is coming across mongolia rather draping cloudy the frontal system has gone through harbor was going through i should say so it's right on the front itself if you follow it northwards the coldest tucked in here and that is snow it will make a difference by dropping the temperature in harvard not so much on wednesday were
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probably wednesday night and then if you for the frontal system significant rain for it in north korea but a south korean probably bits of japan as well but the bulk of china is looking pretty fine and enjoyable and to the summer start to autumn if you like some rain for him sichuan maybe a bit of snow in the higher ground but not much more than that there's a drop in temperature data $61.00 is about the same beijing has barely noticed the change the active weather is further south heading towards vietnam 3 years on now and it's the same band of rain east of sas would going monsoon trough that still causing potential trouble in india or is the big circulation the bay of bengal is probably the one to watch it was pretty wet yesterday in myanmar and this is the forecast for wednesday with the orange big the heart of heavy rain running up in just dying today so that slight to cause some flooding and there's more to come of course in india.
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but. you know that corruption has reached a level like never had ever before in our john kerry. like outsider. to president of the united states. was in the data we will honor the american people with the truth and nothing else discovered. for winning the white house unfair game on al jazeera. roof. quarterback you're watching out to see a time to recap are headlines now sudan's prime minister is welcoming u.s.
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plans to remove the country from the list of state sponsors of terrorism president down trump says he's ready to make that decision which would like to bring much needed investment in that relief armed men have freed around $900.00 prisoners from jail in the democratic republic of congo jailbreak happened in the eastern city of beni the mayor is blaming a local group thailand's prime minister is recalling parliament for a special session next week his protesters continue course for him to quit thousands of rallied for several days in the capital bangkok they want reforms to the constitution and monarchy. and amorality delegation has arrived in israel for its 1st official visit since the 2 countries normalize diplomatic relations palestinian officials branded the move shameful the u.s. finance and economy ministers and israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu signed 4 agreements including one on visa free travel the us became the 1st gulf arab
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states to establish formal ties with israel last month under a u.s. brokered agreement with this trumpet ministration. my staff wrote me some lines they started by saying we are literally with this ng this remembered and i said absolutely not today we are history we are making history in a way that will stand for generations the enthusiasm for this peace agreement among our peoples is enormous it's real it's broad it's deep and it reflects the potential that is being realized today. newt buttons on microphones are being introduced for the final election debate between donald trump and joe biden the u.s.
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president frequently interrupted his democratic challenger during their 1st face to face debate last month on thursday each will get 2 minutes without interruption trump says it's unfair he will take part as a correspondent mike hanna has more from washington d.c. . strictly speaking it's the same format and that is a 90 minute debate divided into 6 sections but what the change is is that each candidate will be given 2 minutes to speak at the beginning of each section and now the commission on presidential debates says the other candidates microphone will be switched off during those 2 minutes to stop all interruptions and then during the discussion that will follow a free discussion in each section any candidate that interrupts will have the time taken off him and given to the other candidate this just follows the absolute chaos that ensued in the 1st and only television debate between joe biden and president
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trump now the commission insisting that it has to take these safeguards to ensure that some form of debate does take place between the candidates early on in the day of the trump campaign sent the commission a letter saying that it object to the fact that it was not focusing on foreign policy in this particular debate it also described the commission as pro biden and also insisted that it would not accept the muting of microphones well the commission announced this change in rules after that and it doesn't appear that there's been any oppose all opposition to this particular fact so it appears that this debate will be going ahead according to this new formula in terms of which the candidates mikes will be switched off for the 1st 2 minutes while the other candidate is talking. well u.s. has challenged 6 former russian military officers for disruptive and this struct of cyber attacks on major events they included the 2018 winter them pics in south
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korea and the presidential election in france 3 years ago british officials allege of times to disrupt next year's the lympics and paralympics u.s. prosecutors say the russian group is part of the same unit that interfered in the 2016 presidential election the wanted men are assumed to be in russia no country has weaponized its cyber capabilities as maliciously and it responsibly as russia wantonly causing unprecedented collateral damage to pursue small tactical advantages and fits of spite the defendants in this case were all members of the military unit 74455 of the russian main intelligence directorate known as the g.r.u. . the department previously charged members of the same unit also known to cyber security researchers as the sand worm team for their role in russia's efforts to
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interfere with the 2016 u.s. elections. organizers of sunday's presidential election in guinea of dismissed the main opposition candidates victory announcement supporters celebrated in the capital conakry. announced his win president described as irresponsible and dangerous whoever wins will leave the country with a wealth of natural resources. explains. on the edge of guinea's capital an old man is mourning his land gone are the mahogany trees the rare species of chimpanzees and the home that his father and grandfathers were born in instead there is industrial extraction of bauxite feeding the world's insatiable appetite for a mineral used to build planes drink cans or i phones remembers the welcoming smile of the mining company officials who accompanied with armed security forces told him to leave his home they gave him the equivalent of a $1000.00 in cash for
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a piece of land twice the size of new york city's central park he's now displaced unemployed and out of money. they've taken away my dignity i've been robbed of my farmland my identity i feel powerless a comms even pay rent here i'm homeless a come to the city hoping to find opportunities. where the largest reserve bank site in the world of mining companies such as the guinea aluminum co. group resources and russia's roussel are making billions of dollars in profit from a country where most people live on less than $2.00 a day. problem is in terms of governance in terms of management there is a big gap between what they could expect from the sector and what they are getting at the moment i think he should be one of those we could have in west africa if
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they manage well there are mineral resources on sunday gideon's went to the polls to vote for the country's next president after a bitterly fought campaign where incumbent alpha condé and other candidates for meant it ethnic tension rather than address guinea's economic failure opposition candidates in 2000 and jello who accuses the 82 year old president of corruption and mismanaging public funds believes he won the race. in spite of the anomalies that marred to belly on sunday and in view to results that came out of the ballot boxes i'm victorious in this election in the 1st round but alpha condé has yet to accept defeat caught in the middle of this tussle for power are given despite feeling abandoned by their political leaders still hope for the opportunity of a better life nicolas hawke al-jazeera in south africa 2 black men accused of murdering a wife are back in court seeking bail brendan horner was killed in early october
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and want to wipe farming unions say is part of a pattern of targeted racist attacks of previous court appearance or scuffles between white farmers and members of the political party who opposed the prosecutions rights groups say been nearly 300 attacks on white farms this year with 37 murders. the united nations is hoping to raise a $1000000000.00 in food aid as a donor conference later on tuesday that's after the world food program warned of catastrophic levels of hunger in parts of west africa attacks by armed groups in the south whole region of forced more than 1000000 people from their homes the u.n. is urging access for aid groups to begin a facile marley and me share. a few compound and arrange an already fragile situation cold it exacerbating natural disasters to rearrange
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traces you see. there. this region face 4 'd or so years humanitarian crisis in the years to come if we. continue to respond in military and development assistance countries all across europe are taking emergency action to stop the resurgence in corona virus infections and the world health organization is warning went to weather will make the next few months especially difficult in the northern hemisphere and the in barbara ports. in ireland where covered 19 is causing real fears for the winter months the country's just recorded more than a 1000 new cases in 24 hours now the governments approved the highest level of restrictions for a limited duration people will be asked not to leave their home except for exercise non-essential shops will be shot with restaurants only operating takeaway and
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delivery services. wales has taken a big step down its own path the devolved government is starting what it calls a 2 week fire break from friday the type of restrictions last seen back in the spring between friday the 28th of october and the 9th of november everyone in wales will be required to stay at home. this means working from home where ever that is possible and the only exceptions will be critical workers and jobs where working form home is simply not possible the welsh government says the measures need to be short and sharp to fight an exponential rise in covered 19 cases it's offering almost $400000000.00 in support for businesses affected while the u.k. has europe's highest cover death toll belgium has the world's 2nd highest told her population or forty's there are warning of
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a tsunami of new cases of his images as he saw director of malta some up infections are doubling every 8 days and hospitalizations are doubling every 7 days on tuesday october the 13th we've reached $12051.00 new infections this figure is the highest figure ever reach so far bars and restaurants across belgium and i'll shut for an entire month and a nighttime curfew starts on monday this restaurant owner says he understands the moves. of the virus will keep spreading of people are not disciplined in some other countries people are behaving and they can see the end of the tunnel but here people are not disciplined. and in italy they're also bringing in new measures including earlier closures for bars and restaurants and a push to increase working from home the aim is to avoid the need for a true lockdown across the continent rising numbers of coronavirus cases in hospital admissions reigniting the debate over how far to close down society and
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for how long the teen barber al jazeera. the philippine president says he has no problem going to jail for the killings of thousands of people during the campaign he ordered against the illegal drugs trade rather hugo deter this mess televisions of extra judicial killings and crimes against humanity police report nearly 6000 deaths during the crackdown over the past 4 years rights groups say the actual toll is far higher. nasa scientists are putting the final touches to plans for a spacecraft landing on of asteroid 320000000 kilometers from if all goes well they hope rock samples will help on rivals the mysteries of the solar system victoria gate and the reforms. a historic moment is on the horizon of the nasa cyrus rex mission it's about to briefly touch down on the surface of asteroid banding together a sample of rock something nasa has never done before it's probably one of the most
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exciting missions that i've worked on and this is really claiming to know that we're finally going to be able to touch the surface of a vast area to collect the sample to return back to earth. then who is more than 320000000 kilometers from earth the plan is for the cyrus rex to land in adult crayton a benny's north pole once the sample collect a census contact with the new surface it will fire a small part of compressed nitrogen to kick up daybreak and capture pieces of the asteroid and event that last just a few seconds scientists say many things could go wrong if the spacecraft with a tip over up to 25 degrees they could come into contact and be damage the cyrus rex blasted off from cape canaveral in florida 4 years ago it arrived at benito in 2018 and has been mapping its surface at the since scientists say the sample collected may help unravel some of the mysteries of the solar system asteroids.
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are. left over in the solar system for 40 years now and say look. we're starting to understand that material was. made. that's really. if the mission is successful the sample will be delivered to earth in september 2023 victoria gate to be. let's take you through some of the headlines here and al-jazeera now sudan's prime minister is welcoming u.s. plans to remove the country from a list of state sponsors of terrorism president donald trump says he's ready to make the decision which would likely bring much needed investment and debt relief here morgan has more from car to it is quite significant for the country.


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