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there's just. one quick surfers fighting against one soon to start in january seventh on t.v. joe blow full. this is the news from berlin donald trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital goes to the u.n. the security council will vote tomorrow on a resolution submitted by egypt this as muslims protest against chumps move in demonstrations from indonesia to pakistan to paris to get the latest from the w.'s
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middle east desk also coming up. gunmen attack a church in pakistan killing a she's nine and wounding dozens of the so-called islamic state has claimed responsibility. chile is counting the votes in its presidential runoff some media are predicting former president sebastian pinera has won the election but it's not final yet polls closed about an hour ago and we'll go to santiago for the latest. i'm welcome to the program the u.n. security council is due to vote tomorrow on a draft resolution on the disputed status of jerusalem the body will consider a text of the. by egypt after u.s.
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president donald trump said that washington would recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel now that decision has triggered a new surge of violence in the gaza strip and west bank and protests across the muslim world. in the gaza strip effigies of donald trump and benjamin netanyahu burn. earlier protesters carried models of the temple mount through the streets. these symbolic acts bear one message jerusalem belongs to the palestinians and can never become israel's capital almost one hundred kilometers away more protests. we are here tonight on the edge of it is muslims and the christians. on this candle just. different messages toward the war. first of all we are refusing the speech of.
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jerusalem as a capital for what called as well. moving american embassy to jerusalem. crowds demonstrated in turkey to the country's president friendship type add one making a diplomatic statement in support of the palestinians. who the struggle since jerusalem is currently under occupation we cannot go there and open our embassy but our consulate general is represented at ambassador level so we have to factor a complex case god willing the day is close when officially we will open our embassy there. despite the protests israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu reiterated his support for trump's plan to move the u.s. embassy to jerusalem and he condemned egypt's introduction of a draft u.n. resolution seeking to reverse the move. i would like to express once again my special appreciation for the determination leadership of president trump and his
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administration in defending the truth of israel they reject attempts to use the un as a platform against israel through the midst of the just days before us vice president mike pence is due to visit israel divisions in the middle east seem deeper than ever. and for more on this story i'm joined in studio by correspondent who is actually just returned from jerusalem where you are covering this exact story so what exactly is in this resolution that egypt is going to present to the u.n. so it's very short resolution it's just one page and basically it just calls for the u.n. to reject what donald trump has says it's calling about for them to affirm that this change in jerusalem status has no legal effect that it must be reversed and that the status of jerusalem has to be resolved through these peace negotiations which have actually been stalled sense twenty fourteen and they're currently as far as we know are no public peace negotiations happening and it's also calling on all countries to not move their embassies to jerusalem as we know all countries that
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have a business with israel recognize israel keep their embassies and tell of eve right now but it's worth taking a step back and remembering why drusilla missed such a big deal this is a city that's very old it has a lot of religious historical cultural context for people around the world and especially for people who are in this region and it was supposed to be the last thing the last piece of these peace negotiations to be negotiated and it was supposed to be theoretically split between the israelis and the palestinians as a partial capital for both and this this move by trump has up and did any sort of progress that has been made in the past really seven decades of the u.s. being a partner in these negotiations so what happens if the u.n. does vote in favor of this resolution. so we have to be honest with ourselves here the u.s. has a veto vote on the u.n. security council the u.s. the u.s. is one of five of the five permanent members of the u.n.
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security council so in all likelihood the u.s. is going to veto this resolution when it's put on the table to vote tomorrow but what is then going to happen after that likely is the palestinians will then turn to the general assembly and the u.n. as a body is as a rock. voting in a very pro palestinian fashion is not very anti israel fashion the u.n. g.a. and the un security council passed more resolutions against israel than any other country and we can look back as late as two thousand and twelve when palestine went before the u.n. g.a. to be recognized as a nonmember observer state and won that vote after losing in the security council because the us vetoed it likely that they're going to turn to the u.n. g.a. and we'll see some sort of resolution about recognizing east jerusalem if not all of jerusalem as the capital of palestine u.s. vice president mike pence is set to visit israel this wednesday a very interesting time for him to be there what kind of reception do you think you'll get is worth remembering that this trip was actually planned before all of
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this happened but now of course it has a much different context and a much different tenor to the visit on the israeli side he's likely to be very well received we have to remember that this issue of jerusalem being recognized as the israeli capital has been a pet issue for netanyahu and for his government on the palestinian side he was supposed to have a meeting a bilateral meeting with palestinian president mahmoud abbas and that has been canceled the palestinians immediately when this news broke said we are not going to meet with pens and we reject this move out right so not a lot of progress being made in bilateral negotiations there shall we say well thank you very much for your analysis. suicide bombers have attacked a church in pakistan killing at least nine people and wounding more than fifty hundreds of washed up as well inside the methodist church in the city of quick pakistani officials say quick action by security forces guarding the church prevented great bloodshed. a church in tatters after two suicide
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bombers targeted a pre-christian a service in the pakistani city of quechua. but it could have been a much worse police credit security forces with preventing an even greater loss of life this c.c.t.v. footage shows the moment one of the attackers tried to rush the gates of the church with an accomplice he managed to scale the fence but did not make it into the main building eyewitnesses describe the horrors that followed the little girl who was only first i heard shots firing and then a blast lots of people were injured. i saw a man with a bullet in his right side who sat down the bleeding badly children and women have also injured. quite a is a city in western pakistan and it has a large christian minority but christians make up less than five percent of the country's total population religious minorities in pakistan have faced attacks by
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islamic militants over the years this time the so-called islamic state has claimed responsibility. time now for some of the other stories making news around the world russian president vladimir putin has thanked donald trump for information that helped prevent a terrorist attack in the city of st petersburg the kremlin says a tip from the cia led to seven suspects linked to the so-called islamic state which in said russian agencies would pass on similar information to the u.s. if the case arose. in south africa thousands of members of the african national congress are voting to decide the seed president jacob zuma as head of the party deputy presidency really facing off against ex-wife and. the winner is likely to succeed jacob zuma as the country's president. in the
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u.s. a power blackout has stranded travelers and delayed flights at the world's busiest airport officials at atlanta's hartsfield jackson international airport say air traffic control is working normally but passengers term passenger terminals do not have electricity it wasn't immediately clear what had caused the outage voting has closed in chile is closed for to presidential election and initial exit polls suggest conservative former president sebastian pinera will win his project to take around fifty four percent of the vote billionaire piniella hussein here is up against a one hundred year a center left former journalist now if voters had been near a victory chile would join a tide of latin american countries that have turned to the right in recent years official results are expected in a few hours. correspondent ophelia holmes is
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following that election for us and she joins us on the line now from santiago ophelia thanks for joining us how close are the results looking at this point. hello well so far twenty seven to twenty eight percent of the votes have been counted and seen your eyes winning from fifty four percent versus forty five. this is not the final tendency they say here at the at the authorities the electoral priorities that after forty percent we can talk about a clear tendency that won't change so we're still waiting for the next thirteen percent but we have to say that this. this type of both candidates had been expected after the first round they were sixteen points far from each other and this has been tightening in the past few weeks mainly because the leftist coalition friends i'm clio decided last minute to. to go
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and vote for. who is the official candidate from their coalition from the current president michelle bachelet this leftist polish and wasn't really happy with the program that was presenting but they're doing everything to stop the year after from being a president in chile again so that is why we can see that this has been tightening up and they are very very close to each other right now. if this trend continues of the results going or leaning in favor of what could that mean for chile. well. people used to say that this would change chile current. the ways and the reforms that michel bachelet have to have have been doing in the past few years i can legalize ng abortion in certain circumstances and also taxing
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corporations for higher education to be free but to be honest both candidates are leading more in to the. right. has been promising in the last couple of weeks that he will actually continue with free higher education and even maybe broaden this so to be honest what experts say is that you want to see a big change in chile things might just say kind of the same i mean obviously has a more. liberal and he might he might maybe make it easier for investment but a big change you won't be seeing in this. and then thank you thank you very much for that joining us from santiago and i imagine being completely alone on a sailboat in some of the world's most dangerous seas for seven weeks that's exactly what french sailor francois gaba says he has behind him off to setting
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a new world record for second navigating the world so no but sailing officials would recognise not just yet and here's why. out on the open seas alone for forty two days the achievement would be enough for most people but says he is certain navigated the globe in that time if confirmed the french minister smashed the previous world record set just last year by six days praise even came from up high. on behalf of my crew in the french navy i welcome you on your approach to france. a flotilla of boats greeted him on his arrival back in britain in along with thousands of well wishers. gathered put on a show for the crowds and made sure he enjoyed the moment.
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good weather you need luck with the weather i had that i had good fortune. this feat is so staggering that sailing officials will now check his boats g.p.s. data to make sure that the world record is genuine. well next up and it's a blunder with highlights and knowledge of a much day seventeen there were goals going or in sunday's fixtures thirteen in total between the two games but all the details are coming up shortly so i would keep it data. that's all from us right now thank you for watching. the top stories followed across social media to share your comment and content welcome to. news. when i'm traveling to be comfortable.


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