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al-jazeera. and. the u.s. admits that some of its soldiers were hurt in an iranian missile attack on a base hosting american forces in iraq. alone down in jordan this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up president donald trump's impeachment trial for abuse of power gets underway he's called the proceedings totally partisan. china's economic growth slows to its weakest pace in any 30 years it tries to resolve a trade war with the united states. congress should support the gambia as ousted
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president thousands rallied told him for yet that john is returned from exile. the u.s. military has admitted that some of its soldiers were injured by an iranian that stock in iraq earlier this month washington had initially denied anyone was hurt the missiles targeted the base north of baghdad they were launched in retaliation to the assassination of iranian military commander qassam so the money in a u.s. drone strike the u.s. says 11 soldiers have been treated for concussion in kuwait and germany gable in his numbers in washington d.c. he says the troops are expected to return to iraq after treatment. it does not appear to be serious injuries nevertheless this is what the pentagon is telling us they say that after the missile attacks on the base many of the service members were screened for concussions which they say is very common the blast from missiles
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can cause buildings to shake and rattle and and can cause potentially concussions in in people that are even outside of the immediate impact zone once these tests were done on multiple service members who were at that base that needed further screening they showed signs of some sort of concussions that were they suffered after the blasts from those missile rocket launches the service members have been transported to a u.s. air base in germany to a u.s. air base in kuwait and they say they're doing further testing the military says this is all part of standard procedure no one is in any sort of life threatening injuries or anything like that in fact the military says that they are expected after the screening is complete to be sent back to iraq so that's what we know now there are injuries or i should say there were injuries that this is the 1st time that it was being disclosed i should point out but it does not appear to be very
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serious president donald trump's impeachment trial will resume next tuesday the legal process began in the senate on thursday off the house democrats read out the challenges trump has denounced the trial as a con job by the democrats what is your caster has more now from washington d.c. . the ceremony laden impeachment trial of president donald trump is now underway theory. all persons are commanded to keep silent on pain of imprisonment donald j. trump has abused the powers of the presidency in that. using the powers of his high office president trump solicited the interference of a foreign government ukraine in the 2020 united states presidential election john roberts the chief justice of the us supreme court has taken an oath to become presiding officer i do in turn swearing in the members of the senate just to become impartial jurors so help you god. but an impeachment trial under u.s.
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law is not just a judicial proceeding it is a proceeding that is both legal and political with most of the jurists who will decide the president's guilt or innocence being members of his own political party and in an election year there is little reason to believe that republican senators when a vote to remove their own leader from the white house in the recent polling shows most americans expect a fair trial in the senate distro not one rigged in the president's favor the democrats say to get that they need to open the proceedings to new witnesses and new evidence that appear to incriminate trump further the president is blocking them and again the american people just about all of them are asking the question what is the president hiding this chamber exist perseid sleep for schussler not a president so that we can look past the daily dramas and understand how our actions will reverberate for generations so that we can put aside
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animal reflexes and animosities and coolly consider how to best serve our country now the senate has summoned president trump to answer the impeachment charges it's a hoax it's a hoax everybody knows that but it's unlikely he'll make an appearance it's his attorneys who will plead his innocence in opening arguments scheduled for next week castro al-jazeera washington. well president trump apparently knew about efforts to pressure ukraine into investigating former vice president joe biden and his son that's according to former associates of trump's personally. president trump know exactly what was going on he was aware of when movement. left partners worked with rudy giuliani and admits he personally delivered messages from the president to the ukrainians from supporters say parness made up the allegations to avoid federal charges that he's facing trump has denied knowing him. i don't know partner so that
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i guess a picture is taken which i do with thousands of people in a way but it's better i don't know i don't know what he's about i don't know where it comes from i don't know think about. china's economic growth has slowed to an almost 3 decade low its g.d.p. grew by just 6 point one percent in 2019 that's the lowest since 1900 but within the government's target the world's 2nd largest economy has been stifled by the ongoing trade war with the u.s. exporters have been facing steep american tariffs on wednesday that the 2 sides signed phase one of a trade deal to ease the tensions now authorities in the philippines are urging those who haven't evacuated from near the top volcano to leave their homes immediately seismologists say a 2nd eruption may happen soon the volcano 1st began erupting on sunday in towns near the volcano of buildings that collapsed under the weight of falling ash around
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54000 people are in evacuation centers across the tongass province where rob mcbride joins us live now from to gauge a city that's near the volcano rob so you're overlooking the volcano itself it looks deceptively quiet behind us and tell us what's been happening. absolutely when we get these very serious warnings about a 2nd eruption people here have to take it seriously you'd be silly not to but when you actually look at what you're dealing with and step back we can do just that you really have to ask yourself where this imminent 2nd eruption is going to come from because as you mentioned there it is deceptively quiet we have seen this gradual pattern over the past few days of diminishing emissions coming from this volcanic island set in the middle of this volcanic lake. made area of activity is the central crater here we are still seeing clouds of steam billowing and then sometimes more violent explosions of brownish dust and so on but it is
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a far less than we have seen before you have to remind yourself that this is still classed as one of the most violently volatile volcanoes in the world right now it doesn't seem that way but what we are seeing though is from the emissions of dust and gas we are seeing also things like s o 2 that sulfur dioxide and the volcanic agency here $50.00 is held a news conference just within the last hour or so where they have said that they can they are seeing a very high levels of s o 2 which is a clear indicator of magma molten rock being close or near to the surface and when you combine that with the number the amount of seismic activity we are having here something like 600 separate tremors or quakes that have been recorded over the past few days at all indicates that below the surface there is a lot of activity we're also getting reports that there are new fissures or cracks appearing both on the volcanic island and also in some of the villages and towns
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surrounding this lake that some of the cracks that have appeared have widened and that there are now new fissures which all seem to indicate increased activity in the possibility at least of a further eruption yet rob we know that thousands of people have already been moved from their homes what's the latest with the evacuation. those evacuations have continued and it's think it's now up to now the around $60000.00 people are now seeking sanctuary in temporary evacuation centers there is a certain amount of frustration i think it has to be said when people see the scene they say you know what crisis why can't we return to our homes the emissions have followed and you combine that with the fact that people don't feel the kind of tremors that we were feeling several days ago when buildings were actually shaking being shaken by these merely earthquakes so it has led to some frustration from people wanting to return home but you know as the seismologists here on the volcanologists will remind them you have to believe the science and you have to
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believe that for the bow but at least we remain at this urgent sea level for that an imminent eruption further imminent eruption is still possible rob thank you. now the libyan war not only for halftime is in greece where he's due to hold talks with the prime minister and foreign minister that's ahead of the u.n. backed peace conference on sunday athens is criticizing its exclusion from the conference in berlin and it says it should be included because tripoli signed a maritime and millet to deal with its regional rival turkey on sunday's talks of the latest international effort to try to end the conflict in libya have to and prime minister. oppose expected to attend a larger 0 has learned the u.n. is considering sending a monitoring mission to libya in the event a cease fire is agreed in berlin diplomatic editor james bays reports now from u.n. headquarters in new york. the german foreign minister heiko mass in the eastern libyan city of benghazi meeting general khalifa haftar the man who brought fresh
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conflict to libya 9 months ago when he launched an offensive on the capital tripoli the general has still not formally signed up to a ceasefire just days before an international summit is due to be held in berlin. earlier this week russia and turkey which are on different sides of this conflict had summoned general haftar and fires alsa raj the prime minister of the un recognized government to moscow for talks seraph signed a cease fire agreement after did not al-jazeera has obtained a copy of the latest report by the un secretary general antonio good terrorists to the security council it's critical of what it calls the unrecognised government in the east and says that the territory controlled by general have to has become a hub of illicit activity including the sale of drugs and arms this month's president of the un security council is hopeful about what could come out of this
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weekend's berlin summit where we pinpoint it wouldn't use the conference al-jazeera has learned from a number of security council members that there are plans for a mission to monitor a cease fire in libya one model will be the u.n. mission in the port of a dater in yemen which has been observing a shaky cease fire for about a year as in her data a joint commission will be set up with 5 members nominated by prime minister saraj and 5 by general haftar one can look at how data as a model of observer you know people monitoring cease fires in civilian clothes in a small area. libya is rather larger than the municipality of her data the actual monitors could be supplied as in yemen by the united nations but a number of different options are under consideration including using teams from the african union the european union or the arab league or a combination of those i'm told by one diplomat that the security council could
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authorize a mission very quickly but we're not there yet. and one man who has shown he can be both defiant and fickle stands in the way and that general haftar james weighs al-jazeera at the united nations time for a short break here not just iraq when we come back hoping to reach america hundreds of migrants and to guatemala to join a rapidly growing out of that. and we speak to oppose judge has been labeled an enemy of the state find out why one that stands. for. hallow the air has been still in a good part of eastern altie southeastern europe now for a long time the fog is turning to smog in places like saudi aver belgrade there is
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movement and there has been through out the winter particular the british isles and down the coast of france and spain it's been windy and wet the last belt of rain on its way to norway is there this one going through france will produce some significant snow in the french in the swiss alps the next belt of rain and when the 70 coming into the west and make themselves felt in portugal then again probably in france and ireland but there's been a bit of a change in the adriatic you might stir the air up a little bit in croatia and serbia this blue here suggests thunderstorms around slovenia and it's cold enough for snow once that stuff reaches. austria but it's not really your coat nowhere is subzero and we're in the heart of winter now the eastern med that still cold enough air to produce thunderstorms in cretinous cyprus and this cloud circulating here would suggest that it's been reported already yet more cloud of rain or thunderstorms in eastern libya and the farmer also egypt
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that's the case for both friday and saturday is only slowly moving eastwards. frank assessments the one good thing about these bushfires is that it's really wiping out the politics of climate change informed opinions economy i think is actually what's keeping domino trouble float right now critical debate sequel on those days don't even know what the law is all about this argument is astonishingly patronize a in-depth analysis of the day's headlines this is the beginning of a new iraq of a new conscious and aware use of that struggle against an ethnic sectarian kotor inside story on al-jazeera.
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welcome back a quick amount of our top stories here this hour the u.s. military has admitted that some of its soldiers were injured in an iranian attack in iraq and this month washington had initially said nobody was hurt when ballistic missile struck the military base. president donald trump's impeachment trial has begun the legal process was set in motion in the senate on thursday he's accused of threatening to withhold military aid from ukraine in exchange for a political favor. china's economic growth has slowed to almost 3 decades low its g.d.p. grew by just 6 point one percent in 2019 and that's the lowest since 1900 the world's 2nd largest economy has been hit by the ongoing trade war with the united states. now thousands of supporters of gambia as former leader yet john may have demonstrated in the capital to demand his return jummy has been living in exile in equitorial guinea since losing the presidential election to the current leader
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adama barrow in 2016 reports. they want him back. maybe loathed by many gambians for his repressive 22 year long rule in which human rights organizations believe thousands were tortured and killed but this crowd loves him calling him the builder of bridges they're members of his political party the alliance for patriotic reorientation and construction also known as the a p.r.c. he can come as a private citizen and he stands for and looks on the reasons he can come to president knows and we want him in fact to be the president of this country receipt what you've done to this country and in town hall one we've seen it is a busy month. 3 years ago he said he would rule the gambia for a 1000000000 years he was forced out of power into exile when west african forces intervened when he refused to concede defeat after losing the 2016 presidential
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election it is from the comfort of his farm in equitorial guinea that the 54 year old former president is watching events unfold in his country with many disappointed with current president adam a barrow's leadership you are no supreme leader you want him here among his supporters are nostalgic for the stability that came with his regime and so in a recorded phone conversation to party leaders he says he wants to come home. jummy believes he has an agreement to with the african union and west african leaders allowing him to return to the gambia while he may get a hero's welcome from his party supporters victims of torture and those that lost loved ones at the hands of job security forces want to see him back in the country as well but to face justice nicholas hawke al-jazeera. a protest has been held in
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malawi's capital following allegations that judges overseeing a legal challenge to last year's disputed election received bribes president putin with a recount now only one reelection in 2019 but opposition leaders are challenging the result which they say was marred by fraud china's president is making his 1st visit to me and mop xi jinping is expected to sign a $1300000000.00 deal to build a port in rakhine state that's where men must military carried out a campaign which forced more than 700000 people from the minority wrecking go to flee to neighboring bangladesh in 2017 when ma struggled to attract foreign investment because of its human rights record both phil robertson is the deputy director of the asia division that human rights watch he says leaders need to consider the impact of chinese projects will have on human rights and the local population. if they're displaced as we've seen in other parts of myanmar often the package they get is nowhere near what they had before land displacement you know
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worse livelihoods worse situations for the people i mean that's something that the burmese government shouldn't want to welcome but unfortunately through their projects and working with the chinese government on some of these things they haven't really presented the people with a better alternative it is a very poor country but you know development has to be done right and it has to be rights respected we've said that there should be similar to other major international financial institution some sort of package where there is rights incorporated into the project design that there is consultation process sees you know these things are something that various different groups have fought for for years with the world bank and the asian development bank with china coming on board with these major amounts of money we're sort of back to ground 0 you know we're starting over again fighting those same battles except with with a new group of major international donors led by an autocratic leader who has shown
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complete disdain for human rights so it's going to be a major struggle and it's going to take a number of years canada is leading a campaign of pressure on iran to bring about full accountability for the downing of a ukrainian and once passenger jets minister justin trudeau will speak once again about the incident on friday 63 of the 176 people on board the flight with canadian earlier ministers from countries in law citizens met in london buckle was that. a moment of reflection for the 176 victims of flight p s 752 countries united in grief together in the british capital they're demanding accountability compensation and eventual closure canada lost 57 people it's the merged as the leading voice in the fight for justice there are many many questions families want answers all of the countries assembled here today want and serves
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and the international community one answer the world is waiting for those answers and we will not rest until we get to them iran initially denied responsibility for the crash explaining technical failure but later admitted that it shut down the aircraft mistaking it for a u.s. cruise missile it happened several hours after iran launched a ballistic missile strike against u.s. forces in iraq in response to the u.s. drone killing of top iranian general kassam selim ami and investigations now underway in iran experts from several countries have been allowed to provide technical assistance in the probe ukrainian experts are analyzing the plane's black box data recorders but so far few details have been released getting to the heart of what happened to flight p.s. 752 will require cooperation between all of the countries involved but in recent
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days rhetoric surrounding iran's controversial nuclear program has escalated and now the u.k. france and germany threatening new sanctions against the country. the deal was agreed in 2015 to limit the country's nuclear capabilities in return for lifting economic sanctions washington withdrew from the agreement in 2018 iran's been dropping its commitments ever since and is now enriching more you radium the before the nuclear deal responding to the threat of fresh sanctions president. stanley worley said european soldiers in the middle east could be in danger this tense political climate of mutual distrust and suspicion could hamper investigators working together to establish how and why so many lives were lost the park out of london. now more than 2700 people have entered guatemala in a fast growing caravan heading for the united states mexico's government is bracing for the arrival of hundreds of migrants on its southern border with guatemala most
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people are scaping chronic poverty or gang violence in honduras u.s. president donald trump is pressuring mexico and central american nations to accept more migrants as governments also beginning the process of sending asylum seekers from the u.s. border with mexico to guatemala but john holmes is in guatemala city at a shelter where migrants have arrived. more than 2700 people so far have left on door to us and end to guatemala on a new caravan that is trying to get many of them to the southern border of the united states now there are a lot of them just arriving in guatemala city this is the biggest migrant shelter in guatemala city let me just show you a little bit of what's going on this some people here at the charging their phones to try and keep in touch on the way through if we go a little bit further in we can see that also food and drinks been handed out to a lot of people coming through here a lot of them have been traveling for
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a couple of days already to make it here from honduras some people here trying on some fresh clothes on the way. and you can see people just starting to settle down to sleep here now we've been talking to some of the people that are coming through and basically what they're telling us is that there's a variety of reasons for leaving honduras the 2 main ones poverty this is a poor country a lot of people are in economic problems a lot of people are unemployed and also violence from doris is all also a country that for years now has been in the grip of gangs that have been exporting people from that country and i was talking to just a little bit earlier said he had to leave his motel you taxi business when the gang just cut asking him for what they called a war tax in the end they threatened him and he just had to get out so these people hoping to get through mexico and to the united states that might be the problem for them the mexican government under a lot of pressure from president donald trump has said that they will be sealing
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off their border that they're not going to let these people get through into mexico and go through to the united states so that's going to happen probably a couple of days more ahead of them for now they're taking a rest and just getting ready to spend the night here in guatemala city. judges in poland are speaking out against a bill that would allow the government to discipline judges who question his judicial changes introduction of the measure is the latest episode in a year's long squabble over court reforms that has triggered a feud with the european union judge ego to layer has been fighting against the government's campaign saying. we're no polish judges have lived under pressure for several years. every decision or action that's not in line with what the politicians want is met with attacks there's been hate speech against us or our families sometimes judges are intimidated on the
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street and we've had attacks on our homes but we've become more immune to the attacks and going to thick skin we need to be brave we need to fight. poland's a member of the european union but the situation with the judicial system here has nothing to do with european standards it's more similar to russia. or other dictatorships. than. the last protest march attended by so many regular citizens has shown that people really care more and more people understand what's happening in our country of course we should be able to defend ourselves but help from the e.u. is also very important because we've used all the means we have to defend the judiciary now i think our last hope is the e.u. . this argument saying most judges in poland are communist
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criminals is funny simply because more than 90 percent of them are in their thirty's or forty's and came of age after poland became a democracy the institutions being destroyed today with thought up during the 1st solidarity move to have. the destruction of our judicial system is certainly a step towards politics it because there can be no place for a democratic country in europe where the separation of powers is abused like this. it's a drama and a tragedy but i believe we will win. was over graham. the palestinian authority says it will complain to the un after israel's defense minister authorized 7 new nature reserves in the occupied west bank the palestinian environment off r.t. says israel has already occupied $32.00 of its 52 major reserves well israel has built more than 250 illegal settlements in the occupied west bank which are home to more than 600000 israelis you know abraham reports from mollett in the jordan
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valley in the occupied west bank. 1st do you still don't know the exact locations of the areas israel is to the clear as nature preserves what a man there is one of them is really fully controls more than 60 percent of the occupied west bank so building is already not allowed but these measures are expected to impose more restrictions particularly on farmers and shepherds native reserves fighting those military areas and historical floyds are all seen here as part of a policy that aims to drive palestinians off of the land there not some arm in arm about how much of many people have already left because of the lack of grazing land and these are really harassment they sold all their sheep and if it keeps getting worse i will leave to this israeli defense minister neftali bennett has made the announcement bennett is a right wing politician who usually get to support from israelis residing in the
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legal settlements this comes a few weeks before the israeli election and is considered the way for bennett to shore up his support among his base no palestinian officials are saying that israeli politicians use an anti palestinian rhetoric just to win more votes. more time for pictures of the headlines here on al-jazeera the u.s. military has admitted that some of that soldiers were injured in an iranian attack in iraq this month washington had initially said nobody was hurt when ballistic missile struck the base that attack was in response to the assassination of the reigning general some sort of money in a u.s. drone strike u.s. president donald trump's impeachment trial has begun the legal process was set in motion in the senate on thursday he's accused of threatening to withhold military aid from ukraine in exchange for a political favor. china's economic growth has slowed to an almost 3 decade low its
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g.d.p. grew by just 6 point one percent in 2019 and that's the lowest since 1990 but within the government's target the world's 2nd largest economy has been hit by the ongoing trade war with the united states authorities in the philippines are urging those who haven't evacuated from near the volcano to leave their homes immediately seismologists say a 2nd eruption may happen soon the volcano 1st began erupting on sunday in towns near the volcano buildings have collapsed under the weight of falling ash around 54000 people are evacuation centers across the tongass province. the libyan orderly for have to is in greece where he's due to hold talks with the prime minister and foreign minister that's ahead of a u.n. that peace conference on sunday athens as criticizes exclusion from the conference in berlin says it should be included because tripoli signed a maritime military deal with its regional rival turkey's china's president is
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making his 1st visit to me and ma she's in paying is expected to sign a 1.3 $1000000000.00 deal to build a port in rakhine state that's where min mas military carried out a campaign which forced more than $700000.00 people from the minority running go to flee to neighboring bangladesh in 20 x. 17 a protest has been held in malawi as capital following allegations that judges overseeing a legal challenge to last year's disputed election received bribes president. narrowly won reelection in 2019 but opposition leaders are challenging the result. all the news of course on our website there isn't a screen al-jazeera dot com those are the headlines the news continues on al-jazeera after inside story. the climate crisis and the environment take center stage at this year's world economic forum in davos business people experts and
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leaders from around the world can expect an icy reception from sun as they discuss how to save the planet from the tricks of rising temperatures get the latest updates on al-jazeera. donald trump has always said he'll be tough on china and now he's signed a deal with beijing he says it will correct what he calls the mistakes of the past but this is really the beginning of the end of the trade war between the u.s. and china and who stands to gain or lose this is inside story. hello and welcome to the program i'm richelle carey after more than 2 years of escalating tariffs and assentingly never ending trade war the u.s. and china have a grade on a 1st step towards a truce.


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