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china's president warns his country is facing a grave situation survives to control the ground virus outbreak. i'm given al this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up donald trump's approval rating at its highest since becoming president as his defense team august his case at his impeachment trial. the evidence sexual overwhelming. that the president did nothing wrong. refusing to back down defiant protests is an 11 on gather outside beirut central government building to denounce the new cabinets. the threat of more rain after dozens of people die and thousands are left
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homeless and landslides in brazil. china's president paying says an outbreak of coronavirus is becoming grave just a short time ago another 13 people were confirmed dead bringing the total now to $54.00 about $50000000.00 people are in effect of isolation the transport links were cut to han the center of the opera as well as surrounding cities scott high begins our coverage from beijing. like the past several days the people of china again woke up to news that the corona virus has claimed more lives and more people have become infected. living with his family in. the move to china 25 years ago we spoke to him are you worried even further down the line that this corn could last a month 6 weeks so. this is like
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a war you don't want. so yes. oh . well we don't owe us. money on. this or it's all these concern is shared by people here in beijing and they're worried about the disease i always wash hands before and after me and every time a girl out i wear a mask back inside this time we didn't realize all serious to situation was but we've learned in doing much more actively knowing the government is responding quickly and we fully support them 17 years ago the chinese government was criticized for acting too slowly when the sars virus killed nearly 800 people well most of the province the epicenter of the corona virus is now under lockdown there is concern about the people who traveled before restrictions were put into place this as there's growing evidence that people might be carrying the virus without
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showing symptoms unwillingly passing it on to others the detail in park here in central beijing would normally be teeming with people out celebrating the 1st day of lunar new year but like right across china the festivities here have been canceled over concern of spreading the virus nationwide measures are being put into place on airplanes trains and buses to detect infected people the people of all han are being told that starting sunday no cars will be allowed on the streets of the city center hundreds of military medical personnel have been sent to han to help with the growing number of cases and this is in addition to the more than 1000 civilian medical staff who have already been sent in from around china will haunt hospitals are overcrowded and some who have been treating patients have been infected so as the people of china have a muted celebration it's still far from clear what impact the woman coronavirus will have in the chinese new year ahead scott either al-jazeera beijing. hong kong's later carrier has declared a state of emergency and announced measures to limit links with mainland china.
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our response has reached emergency level ole personally into department to meetings and we have a command center so we can get the views from the experts and come up with strategies and initiatives when we deal with this public health vent i think you'll understand that we need to be quick in making decisions when we can make decisions for the society of hong kong. edger and brown has more now from hong kong. hong kong's chief executive has decided this health crisis is serious enough to raise it to the emergency category now that followed a meeting with key advisors including some of hong kong's top medical experts that meeting was convened just after kerry arrived back from davos in switzerland where she'd been attending the world economic forum now in addition to the various measures announced today didn't decide to impose a temporary closure of the border between hong kong and china even if she had
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wanted to it's doubtful that her political masters in beijing would have allowed it instead she's decided to embark on other measures including requiring all visitors from the mainland to sign and fill in health declaration forms this will apply to people entering hong kong by rail train plane and boat she's also going to extend the school holidays for universities kindergartens and schools until the middle of february also flights and train services between hong kong will remain suspended and of course all official lunar new year celebrations have been cancelled. doctors in france say 2 of the 3 cases there i've without showing symptoms francis director general of health says all 3 patients are doing well for the 1st confirms diagnosis of the new corona virus in europe authorities have established a hotline for people who have returned from china and who have symptoms.
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white house lawyers defending donald trump at the senate impeachment trial say the us president has done nothing wrong in his dealings with ukraine translator pain has 2 more days to argue his case he's accused of abuse of power and obstruction of congress how did your castro reports from washington d.c. . the opening argument of president trump's attorneys saturday focused on 2 main points that trump did nothing wrong when he asked ukraine to investigate former vice president joe biden a potential rival in the upcoming u.s. elections and that it's the democrats who wish to steal back the white house by hurting trump politically they're asking you to remove president trump from the ballot in an election that's occurring in approximately 9 months they're asking you to tear up. all of the ballots across this country
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on your own initiative. take that decision away from the american people. polling this week shows trump's approval rating is the highest it's been since he took office 44 percent of americans say he's doing a good job higher than when the ukraine allegations 1st surfaced and most instances when there had been political crises of course the president's popularity is a numbers go down in this case i think the president will actually be strengthened by this and specially after his acquittal acquittal is likely given most members of the senate jury are republicans and it takes a 2 thirds majority to convict yet potential new evidence against trump continues to emerge harness an indicted ukrainian american businessman says he shared this audio recording with investigators either that or a whatever they are out of there or whatever they were to figure out ok that's the
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way it appears to be trump's voice ordering the firing of the u.s. ambassador to kiev democrats say corrupt ukrainian officials had wanted her gone those same officials then began smearing biden if you really want the truth you want witnesses you want documents we hope our republican colleagues will agree with that democrats hope to convince at least 4 republican senators to agree to open the trial to new witnesses including some of president trump's closest advisers who have not yet testified the senate is expected to vote on that question next week if their answer is no then president trump could be acquitted within days time castro al-jazeera washington. police in lebanon have fought with protesters who tried to storm the government headquarters in the capital security forces used to take gas and water cannon to push back the demonstrators in beirut saturday marks 100 days since the protests began people are demanding an end to corruption and want the
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government to tackle the economic crisis a new cabinet was announced on tuesday but protesters have rejected it saying a honda has more from outside the government headquarters she says protest is determined to continue to fight. another night of unrest anti-establishment protesters at this time tried to storm a government. over recent days they tried to storm a parliament building they managed to briefly breach the security behind us they moved a metal fence and now as you can see security forces are trying to security reinforce security around government people are and a few 100 protesters were involved in the confrontation security forces that were very careful this time around they did not use rubber bullets they have been criticized by international human rights groups for using excessive force for
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firing rubber bullets at close range but this time around they did use excessive amounts of tear gas as well as water cannons so they managed to disperse protesters quite quickly in fact they deployed hundreds of anti-riot police and the lebanese army you can really see and feel the change in tactics as this new administration seems more militarized let me just show you what they've done around the parliament square they have set up concrete a place concrete slabs barbed wire closing really every road leading to parliament square in a really a message of defiance we are staying in power but this is angry this is causing a lot of anger a lot of protest. if say you cannot hide behind those walls we will continue our struggle. flooding and landslides in southeast brazil have killed at least 30 people through days of torrential rain and. the capital of my state have left 17
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people missing more than 2 and a half 1000 others are now homeless more rain is expected in the region as well as other parts of brazil. and a memorial has been held to mark a year since brazil's worst industrial disaster at least 259 people were killed when a dam collapsed sending toxic waste into the system near. relatives attended ceremonies and released to commemorate those who died man while that append oh is improvement he says people have very emotional. apart from the sadness in the morning from the residents of brazil there's also a lot of fear a lot of trepidation given the ongoing rains in the heavy flooding that's taking place in the state of mina's it as we unfortunately can confirm that at least 30 people have died within the context of these floods and you if you see behind me if you can see behind me this is the but i hope a river that flows through downtown boom of the you know you can see that it's
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already spilled it's spilled its banks here some houses or already flooded here and not only that there's there's a concern given that there are other dams this disaster that took place in 2019 reminds people that there are other dams that are categorized as at risk by the brazilian government so many people here fear that the question of of if there could be another disaster like the one that took place in 2019 many people here fear that it's only a matter of time before another disaster can take place and that's something that's very much on the minds of residents of burma doing something that people here in the seat of mean as it is' and the people of brazil very much want to avoid. still ahead on al-jazeera that it can iraq's capital forces move against an anti-government protest camp we'll have a later. on the ground. and we're at the gambia where victims of abuse under the former regime must still waiting for justice.
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had some very heavy amounts of rain across southern and central areas of china this is a satellite of the last few hours some very heavy amounts of rain coming in with that very very bright white cloud look at this we could well have some localized flooding is moving fairly swiftly but as i say some very heavy amounts and of course beginning to push cross taiwan and eventually pushing across into the islands and then as we go on into monday it will work its way steadily east was pushing into southern sections of the korean peninsula and on into more western areas of honshu no particularly cold one celsius in tokyo with a chance the few showers add to that all the coals and it's mostly clear temperatures that is struggling a whole ring around freezing but once the rain clay is away from china we've got cloudy skies 9 celsius in shanghai but really quite a bit cooler in hong kong with a high of 17 celsius on monday widespread thunderstorms throughout much of
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indonesia some pretty heavy thunderstorms at times into most central areas of borneo then widespread really elsewhere 3 months of sumatra and also down into java again here we could have some localized flooding but it's a very quiet picture throughout much of india we've had some showers into sri lanka the last couple of days mostly dry those that go through sunday and temperatures only increase finally in new delhi so by monday a high of 20 degrees. for . the 21st century began with extraordinary economic growth across much of latin america. but since this halted in 2008 there's been a political shift to the right on a continent where socialism wants. dr. politician goes on a journey to meet leading left wing figures to understand why that politics have lost ground so dramatically. latin america and joy into turmoil on al-jazeera.
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the. you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour china's president xi jinping says the outbreak of the new coronavirus is becoming grave another 13 people are confirmed to have died bringing the total to $54.00 hong kong has declared an emergency and dozens of infections have been reported across the. white house lawyers defending donald trump at the senate impeachment trial say the u.s. president has done nothing wrong in his dealings with ukraine thank you democrats of using the trial to interfere in this year's presidential election. flooding and
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landslides in southeast brazil have killed at least 30 people for rain is expected thousands been left homeless. fighting has fired up again in libya despite a surge of diplomatic activity international conferences were held in berlin in algiers last week to end the conflict but rockets have now been fired in the capital tripoli the internationally recognized government is blaming forces loyal to warlord who for half the hour. ahead has more. one moroccan man was killed by a random rocket landed in the vicinity of an 80 gig airport the only operation an airport in the libyan capital tripoli the only or cognized government says that half the us forces landed the attack the tripoli based health ministry meanwhile says that civil other civilians were injured by random rockets that landed in densely populated areas and will launch it by after us forces many of these rockets launched by half the schools and landed in neighborhoods densely populated area in
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the city center of the rockets landed in our other neighborhood near the city center now the tripoli based government is accusing hafter the forces of committing war crimes by targeting these residential areas it also says that these attacks are violations of the truce or the peace talks and the cease fire accord that was proposed by both turkey and russia it also says that these violations by half their forces are dealing deal a link the peace talks that are the youth to be held in february engineer now the latest report by the united nations secretary general until you get turkish revealed that nearly $300.00 civilians were killed since the beginning of the military offensive long should by have their forces to take control of the capital tripoli back in april and nearly 400 civilians were wanted now the same report also
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revealed that about 140000 people left their homes because of the fighting. libya's national oil company says it's lost more than $250000000.00 in oil revenue in just under a week it's off to many of its major facilities was seized forces loyal to will or wholly for half the took control of several coastal export terminals and southern oil fields earlier this month that calls production to fall by more than 70 percent . a rescue charity ship has rescued 78 migrants in the mediterranean off the libyan coast earlier 59 others were saved if they attempted the dangerous journey hundreds of people have died in the mediterranean sea trying to reach europe. rescuers in southeast turkey are searching for survivors from friday's earthquake which killed $29.00 people and injured more than a 1000 this 5 year old girl and her mother are among the latest to be pulled alive from the rubble of collapsed buildings and it's fear the number of dead will rise
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the 6.8 magnitude quake was centered near the town most of birchip city in question old who was in the nearby city of alaska and has this report. this man is happy and relieved as his relative is pulled out alive from the struggle she had been stuck under the rock and debra's of a collapsed building for nearly 20 hours after a magnitude $6.00 earthquake hit to accuse isn't province of. it is my mother the son rushes back through the rubble there are still 4 more people stuck down there. there have been more than 400 aftershocks in the region hundreds of emergency teams and security forces have been mobilized to provide aid and assistance. and the onlookers some of them are all mecurio while others hope to hear from loved ones and. i think all buildings have to be replaced by new
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ones we need to tell each structures risk areas have been working here looking for and survivors buildings that have collapsed like this one were either badly constructed or older that damaged would have probably history of earthquakes menace a tricky news to do more now to ensure building safety turkey is among the world's most suspect reactive countries and sits on several active full lines dozens of minor earthquakes and aftershocks up here nearly every day that brings earth quakes themselves don't kill the geologists know when they're going to happen but it's the engineers and construct a duty to build compatible buildings for now on the 5 buildings have collapsed but there is no record over them. buildings in eleazer yes that's why many people are afraid to go inside their homes and given the freezing temperatures it will be difficult to seek shelter in sports or other large places. al-jazeera aloso east and turkey. 5 more protesters have been killed in iraq as security
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forces crackdown on anti-government demonstrations one person died in the capital and for another area police in baghdad moved into the streets around interest where after a large group left camps in an area that been occupying since october some are supporters of populist clerical cut off father who withdrew his support for the protests some have been debates has reaction from protesters to government efforts to end this season. this is been the flashpoint of saturday's protests where protesters have been trying to stop the government forces opening up the offer a bridge this is the bridge that leads to the square and we've been meeting people and talking to people who feel that they've been betrayed by the sudras who left. they are saying they're going to continue their protests there have been multiple reports of injuries and some are saying that people have been wounded by not just life fire but also by tear gas canisters that the government forces are aiming
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towards the head. we are protesting against corrupt government the iranian government took speak they doesn't represent us we didn't vote for them the militias they are. they are iranian they are iranian backed militias we called on the united nations to intervene and help. them if you see they are assassinating kidnapping and killing. of a lot of our activists political activists are disappearing every day we want the health of our of the world. the. wrong. word reaction. to the many.
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other places around the since friday night security forces have been opening up the roads and bridges this is one of the towns with allegedly heard by the security forces here in the word star you square those are the allegations by the by the protesters here who say that they will continue their protests they're going to stay until their demands are met. at least 3 people have been killed. during ass strikes by the syrian government on the last rebel held area a woman and 2 children were killed in a raid in the town of santa ana and the province activists say barrel bombs were also dropped from helicopters on the town of kafir hama north of aleppo more than 350000 people have been displaced from the region since december. a new documentary from the gambia is exposing cases of alleged torture and murder the government a former leader of the film documents dissidents testimony and the victims'
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families say they are still waiting for justice reports from neighboring. i cannot bury my father is a documentary about a young man whose father was executed during former gambian president is 22 year rule without the body he's unable to give his father a proper funeral it was erected by another who also lost her father hundreds of bodies are believed to be buried in mass graves yet to be discovered the gambia has put in place a truth and reconciliation commission only 3 people were prosecuted all of those who admitted to torture rape and murder have so far been set free much the surprise of the victims has been made to feel on reasonable when they're asking for justice when talking about crimes against humanity. as a the victims are coming out there to say we are here and there's so much power in using voice and victims i use it now because for so long in silence human rights
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organizations say jummy and his security forces tortured raped and killed dissidents some were even reportedly fed to his pet crocodiles in 2007 he made a claim to al-jazeera saying he could cure patients dying of aids hiv aids and his health ministry embargo experimented on hundreds of hiv positive men women and children nearly all of them have since died. but. the. 3 years since jimmy fled into exile the survivors say justice is too slow to come with the government showing a willingness towards his political party which was allowed to hold public demonstrations after his desire to return to the gambia. democracy is a messy business former president stepped into this country he would be arrested and then of course i mean. since the. last month the gambia took me and
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more to the international criminal court of justice accusing its military of committing genocide against the muslim minority but the crimes committed by gambian security services during the previous government against its own people are still not being prosecuted worse some perpetrators are still in charge of security in our close allies of president adam a barrow for those who have survived there's a sense that the process of justice is being intentionally obstructed. not. some of the mass graves are believed to be in jamie's farmhouse but the government has made no efforts to recover the remains so far stalling the process of grief and healing that so many need to move forward. nicholas hawke al-jazeera the car
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the popularity of italy's right wing made about 3 test it is voters head to the polls in regional elections on sunday last year it's later and former deputy prime minister. left governing coalition now results in 2 regions are being watched closely for signs of a comeback song again i got reports from belong here. a few minutes ago italy's former deputy prime minister paid a visit to toil in tunis in family home to be let in the premise he said to find out if the families youngest son was a drug dealer but the humiliation of a family targeted over a rumor was live streamed of a tale salvini social media page without any evidence to support the allegation. it is a tactic that has seemed to believe part of this quest to click bait his way to
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popularity there was ever a time where the leak could dominate italy it would be now even some familiar faces such as from a prime minister silvio berlusconi also lending his support. historically has always been left wing it was a base for the resistance during fascist italy and it's proud of that tradition but right wing parties have been trying to break out. long live. long live long live democracy long live the league are crucial to. capturing the left wing. if they manage to. convince. my minister. that would normally seismic change. the landscape. was strong on slogans but little offered in the way of detail yet against the odds
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the league have powered through in the opinion polls part of the just behind the center left candidate but it has not gone on challenge to. pushing back has been the phenomenon of the so-called sardine movement left wing activists fearful of a far right takeover have been loudly voicing their up a. vission at the direction italy is taking. the saudi movement to the rise of salvini and his politics is in a warning from the past but. this type of populism has the same roots as fascism we were all resigned to the narrative because there wasn't an alternative but for my 1st demonstration in well no nya you managed to cause a reaction all the italy. the saudi activists hope that they can assure in a new wave of politics that focuses on dealing with people's grievances rather than using populist tactics if they can take on the might of
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a hard right party that has seen its support swell over the past 2 years easily see its power consolidated across the country sunny diag al-jazeera italy. this is al jazeera and these are the top stories china's president xi jinping says the our break of the new coronavirus is accel aerating and that the situation is grave another 13 people are confirmed dead bringing the total to 54 dozens of infections have also been reported outside of china and hong kong has declared an emergency. response has reached emergency level i will personally have into department 2 meetings and we have a command center so we can get the views from the experts and come up with strategies and initiatives when we deal with this public health of and i think you'll understand that we need to be quick in making decisions when we can make
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decisions for the society of hong kong. white house lawyers defending donald trump at the senate impeachment trial said the u.s. president has done nothing wrong in his dealings with ukraine they accused democrats of using the trial to interfere in this year's presidential election. flooding and landslides in southeast brazil have killed at least 30 people more rain is expected and thousands have been left homeless rescuers in southeast turkey is searching for survivors from friday's earthquake which killed 31 people and injured more than a 1000 this 5 year old girl and her mother are among the latest to be pulled alive from the rubble of collapsed buildings. iraqi security forces have moved against a protest camp in the capital baghdad they killed 5 people instructions against corruption have been going on since october libya's national oil company says it's lost more than 250000000 dollars in oil revenues in under
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a week that's after fighters loyal to war honey for half seized 5 ports more than a week ago its forces are also being blamed for shelling areas around the capital to international conferences were held last week to try and stop the violence syrian and russian air strikes have killed at least 3 people and it live and aleppo a woman and 2 children died in the town of sherman and it's the province activists say barrel bombs also targeted comfort hama north of aleppo more than 350000 people have been displaced from the region since december. those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera to inside story.
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mohamed bin and jeff bays austere powerful men now linked by a scandal the saudi crown prince is accused of hacking the phone of the american billionaire. denies the allegations an investigation has begun and could it mean for bin solomon and how vulnerable anyone else speak to such cyber attacks this is inside story. hello everyone i'm come all santamaria so we have the world's richest man we have one of the middle east's most influential leaders and a message between the 2 which will almost certainly change their relationship the allegation is that jeff bezos the owner of amazon in the washington post had his phone hacked by a whatsapp message from the saudi crown prince.


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