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at least fond of the forest my research has shown that forest trying to size reduces stress hormones. in the future the time may come when doctors prescribe the forest instead of medicine. documenting street violence and john. was inspired to transform perceptions. and capture the vibrancy of the emerging black youth culture now is one of the people that said i was i'll be getting. the new african photography not so much at this time on al-jazeera. pope francis uses his christmas message to call for peace for jerusalem and dialogue between israelis and palestinians.
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zero live from london coming up. non braces for tropical storm tembin after it cuts a destructive path across the southern philippines two hundred people are known to have died. russian opposition leader alexei navalny calls for voters to boycott next year's presidential election after he's banned from taking part. and suspends all emirates airlines flights after several tunisian women a barred from entry to the u.a.e. . but a roman catholic church has used his traditional christmas day message to call for peace for jerusalem and dialogue between israelis and palestinians it's the second time pope francis has spoken out since u.s.
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president donald trump formally announced his government would recognize jerusalem as israel's capital speaking to square the pontiff acknowledged the growing tensions in the region and called for a negotiated solution to end the israeli palestinian conflict. if. we see jesus in the children of the middle east who continue to suffer because of growing tensions between israelis and palestinians on this festive day let us ask the lord for peace for jerusalem and for all the holy land let us pray that the will to resume dialogue may prevail between the parties and that a negotiated solution can be finally reached one that would allow the peaceful coexistence of two states within mutually agreed internationally recognized borders . which is sharp as in rome and joins us live so what more did the pope have to say on this issue. well it was a familiar topic he's been christmas messages since two thousand and thirteen when he was elected he's he's talked about peace in the middle east there are people
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here i think. who i've spoken to who thought he perhaps might go a little further and a little stronger don't forget when he first heard about the trump plan to make the capital of jerusalem for the for the israelis he said he was profoundly concerned about that and i think people some people were hoping that he would more articulate that concern when he was when he was addressing really the world in in the in the christmas message i mean he he he speaks with a powerful voice i mean the vatican is what this the tiniest the smallest city state in the world but if it's going to a big constituency you know one point three billion catholics around the world so when he talks people listen and and it was a familiar message as i say i think some people would hope he might have gone a bit farther and been
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a little more specific. on what other issues did he raise. well he was very moving on the issues of. of refugees. and in his message he puts his comments on that through the eyes of children and it was very effective listen to this he says but we see jesus in the eyes of the many children forced to leave their homes to travel alone easy targets for human traffickers so it's that but putting the children in the context of of the things that are happening in the world today that he feels strongly about was was particularly effective i think it is up thank you very much indeed. for the u.n. refugee agency says the world is now witnessing the highest level of displacement of people ever recorded more than sixty five million people have been forced to
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leave their homes surpassing the estimated sixty million displaced by world war two west a third of them are refugees and half are under the age of eighteen there are also ten million stateless people they've been denied a nationality and access to basic rights such as education health care employment and freedom of movement there initio are estimates twenty people are forcibly displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution or libya has been a major transit point for refugees trying to get to europe and hundreds have died trying to cross the mediterranean would have to head is in tripoli. libya as the biggest road for migrants and refugees has been recently receiving huge traffic of migrants crossing the libyan southern borders coming from african countries now during that tough journey the migrants take through the libyan desert they face
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a lot of violations a lot of violence at the hands of people smugglers we hear stories about extortion about violence some planes in some cases reap many civil migrants die. at the hands of of the people of smugglers now they try to reach the libyan coast to see of to york to europe now libya's coast guard says that they have to arrest these migrants as long as they try to sail of libyan coast and as long as the are in libyan tutorial what us now libya's coast guard bring is those usually brings those migrants to detention centers and in detention in the detention centers the supervisors there say they deny committing any violations against migrants or a few g.'s and they say on the contrary they try to provide them food and health care.
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tropical storm tembin is heading towards vietnam after leaving a trail of destruction across the southern philippines about a million people have been evacuated from vietnam's southern areas ten min is moving southward and will pass the province of cam hour on tuesday before entering the gulf of thailand thousands of people in the southern philippines are spending christmas in emergency shelters after tropical storm ten min after trail of destruction landslides and flash floods have so far killed more than two hundred people bryant has this update from the worst hit island of mindanao. here in the city of iligan as darkness falls people here as elsewhere in parts of mindanao are assessing the damage from the storm that passed from the landslides that happened from the torrents of muddy water that overflowed the banks of rivers the river here in it overflowed its banks people have been told to evacuate and it washed away
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their homes they were living alongside a river that six years ago had a similar flood that washed away this bridge still people return to live here the fact is that with a growing population in mindanao people do tend to occupy vulnerable places riverbanks hillsides and so on the problem now for rescuers in mindanao is trying to reach more isolated communities especially with the destruction of infrastructure washing away of bridges roads that are closed or simply have been washed away the problem is trying to reach more remote communities with heavy equipment to continue the search for survivors and sadly as time continues it is now less a search for people alive it is more a search for bodies as the death toll amounts here in this part of mindanao there is also the added problem of the conflict that has been happening just
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a short distance from here in morocco we this is a fight between government forces in groups linked with i saw it's not known just what impact this storm will have on the security situation or on the search for a lasting peace but certainly for people who've been displaced from the area of the fighting and have been in temporary accommodation here in their league and it certainly adds misery upon misery not only can they not return to the area of conflict that they've been evacuated from they'd simply don't know if they have any homes to go back to. thirty seven bodies have now been recovered from a burnt out shopping mall in the philippine city of devour the victims were trapped on the top floor when the fire broke out on saturday at least one person remains unaccounted for devours fire chief described the mall as an enclosed space with no ventilation a criminal investigation into the bays is underway the russian opposition leader and explainer on the it has been barred from running in next year's presidential
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election he's been told he's ineligible because of a past criminal conviction around him has responded by calling for a boycott of the march vote polls show president vladimir putin is on course to be reelected comfortably keening he could remain in power until twenty twenty four. two or chinaman's is in moscow for us so not much of a surprise oppose the decision but still disappointing for me. yeah this was no surprise at all really how mean i had been talking with colleagues yesterday and we've been speculating that there was maybe a small chance that the tightly controlled russian presidential system the electoral system here would be given a bit of a shake up and maybe there would be some fresh life breathed into it most people are assuming that putin is going to march towards a fourth term in office when the elections are held in march next year but no that was not to be the thirteen member panel of the central election committee decided twelve votes with one abstention that they were going to bar me from running
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against putin now the the the argument they use is that he has this prior conviction and therefore is ineligible novelli has always said that although that may be the election rules actually the constitution which should have primacy says that any one of sound mind who is not in jail can run in the elections so he's going to take this to the constitutional courts to ask them to make a decision this was a heated exchange at times he was saying that the panel should do the right thing for once in their lives that nobody is holding a gun to their heads and that they should stop messing around with the election panel fired back saying that he was brainwashing kids that he was disrespecting the election commission and that they hinted he was politically irrelevant anyway now what is now and we do next will of course are said he is going to take this to the
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constitutional courts but he is also saying that his supporters should boycott the election and he is saying that yes there will be street process they haven't set a date for these yet but he's saying that when the protests hits they will be nationwide richard thank you still to come on the program. liberia's two presidential candidates promise a better future for their country ahead of tuesday's election runoff. and our special coverage of the holy land continues for introduce you to the muslim families the god of sacred christian spaces. most of china rees dry but the cloud is building once more and the increasing breeze means yet more rain in the form of frequent showers and thunderstorms for
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the vietnamese coast it might even creep across the chinese border as well but that's a massive plan beyond that told resist a reasonably mild for shanghai and twenty two's back right down in hong kong probably in the sunshine not enough breeze to stir the fall guy very quickly in the morning in the north sea indian platter further south you see should be sunshine the only cloud is this here which might produce some pretty heavy showers in sri lanka in the next day or so otherwise quiet please guys until you get to northern pakistan or afghanistan where that poll of cloud is mostly just kind of some snow caught up in the higher ground hindu kush be all and in the middle east it's cool quiet it's been pretty warm recently in northern side but the wind direction change on tuesday means attempts to come back down to normal again i think it'll be quite a gusty change best temperature in riyadh twenty to twenty five and that calmed down a little bit come wednesday but we'll see nothing more than a cloud in the sky you can tell whereas further north there's more in cloud and
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particularly afghanistan and took many stone. on cowardly would cost a robin hood in reverse for which the same dog plan to cut taxes for the rich little for the poor the link between the electric cars cobalts of a legal minds last result the group is identity crisis means for the economy the cost of this time on al jazeera.
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and i'm going to remind of the top stories here pope francis has used his christmas day message to call for peace for jerusalem and dialogue between israelis and palestinians is the second time the pope has spoken out about donald trump's announcement to recognize jewish them as israel's capital. tropical storm tembin is heading towards vietnam after leaving a trail of destruction across the southern philippines about one million people have been evacuated from vietnam's southern areas. russian opposition to the attic saying their money has been barred from running in next year's presidential election he's been told he's ineligible because of a past criminal conviction. demanding a public apology from the u.s. a band seen as young women from flying into or transiting through the state on friday is here is also suspended all emirates airlines flights in a tit for tat response the u.a.e.
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says the battle is imposed for security reasons but hasn't elaborated further shot that us reports. this was the scene at turn this airport on friday as women turned up for flights the start of a u.i. travel ban against women and girls of all ages to be given to the was there let me know but then if not i came here and found chaos and they're saying to an indian woman under the age of thirty cannot board emirate plane remember that morning but i arrived here only for a man to come and tell me that any woman who holds a tunis in passport is banned from boarding his airline. two days later the u.a.e. explains the temporary travel restriction is for security reasons the minister of state for foreign affairs posted on twitter they had communicated security information with tunas here and that the u.s. appreciates and values to his young woman but outrage across the newsier and
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elsewhere grew with claims of discrimination and racism to governments took immediate action the ministry of transport has decided to suspend emirates airlines flights to and from to nazir until the last finds a suitable solution to operate its flights in accordance with international regulations and conventions emirates didn't respond to our request for an interview but do confirm via twitter they were instructed to stop services to tune a spy to newseum authorities a fictive seen between the fifth. emirates is the only airline that flies u.a.e. direct meaning it severed the transport link between the countries it's unclear if the diplomatic link will also be cast. to his ear has been trying to repair relations with the u.a.e. after its twenty eleven revolution its biggest political party has strong ties to casa currently under blockades by the u.a.e.
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and three other arab countries. emirates will remain suspended until two feels it can operate within international regulations the sudden and vague ban that museum woman face now turned on the line charlotte dallas al-jazeera careers former president alberto fujimori has been pardoned on health grounds because you are he was serving a twenty five year sentence for corruption and human rights crimes committed during his tenure presidency as supporters celebrated the news outside the clinic raise been since saturday after a severe drop in his blood pressure and of sanchez has more from lima. he spent years in prison campaigning for his release. he never acknowledged most of the crimes for which he was sentenced to twenty five years. the former president always claimed his innocence for the murders and disappearances by a government sanctioned death squad critics say the government was the most corrupt
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improve in history. his supporters quoted the seventy nine year old former leader with the defeat of shining path rebels million nine hundred ninety six where at the cusp of the conflict that killed thousands of people supporters also say for him what he helped save the economy from collapse for years his children campaigned for his release saying he was ill and frail but he didn't have a terminal illness a condition for a humanitarian pardon precedents. denied him the freedom he craved. my greatest pain is to acknowledge there for part of the population for him or he was able to victimize looking for a depressing image presenting himself as a hostage of the judiciary. an opinion poll in may said fifty nine percent approve favored. supporters say it's time for him to have a quiet life. stay at home live serenely enjoys granddaughters enjoy the
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people who love him and be free to decide to do whatever he wants. maybe peruvian school for years post the presidential pardon were open to release if he asked for forgiveness for the crimes he committed but for the families of the victims just sure was never enough. families of the victims say they feel betrayed. promised he wouldn't pardon for he money to win votes. to win justice for more than two decades. they don't care about our suffering about our does only shine and the pain we still endure and we will never find peace. not that he's old well i'm old too and i haven't found justice yet he must complete his sentence despite his release is facing another trial a case is pending for the deaths of six people if convicted for the money faces
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another twenty five years in prison. families of the victims see they won't stop demanding justice and hope to see him behind bars again but he innocent just. for humor is daughter keiko's says she hopes the decision to resurface there promotes reconciliation and she gave an update on his health. the. we have been with my father just now he's obviously very happy however he will have to stay in the intensive care for a few more days and he will have to stay in the hospital until the doctors say he's fully recovered. the united nations general assembly is demanding that me and mar end its crackdown on revenge of muslims it is pastor as lucian which calls for a u.n. special envoy for citizenship rights and access for aid workers china and russia oppose the document that was passed anyway although six hundred forty thousand reinjure have fled me in last rakhine state since august the u.n.
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says they need to return home and be safe when they get there afghanistan's parliament has summoned senior security officials after at least six people died in a serious side bombing in the capital kabul explosion happened near an intelligence agency building in kabul's shush rock neighborhood the attacker reportedly approached the agency's entrance on food before blowing himself up i saw his claimed responsibility. our parents are set to go to the polls in a presidential runoff that will see its first democratic transition of power in seventy years former football star george ware is taking on the country's vice president joseph tokai both candidates a promise to revive liberia's struggling economy and kick start infrastructure projects that we know will replace president ellen johnson sirleaf who's governed liberia for twelve years there is now met at zero is monrovia with the latest. the liberian elections are happening in the middle of the first says and. holding back
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the people of liberia a huge momentum here for people to cast their vote these are historic elections very crucial to the future of liberia it will be the fos time in more than seventy three years that there will be a democratic hundreds of power that is if the results hold supporters of the leading contender for the presidency george will also say that they do not want a repeat of what happened in two thousand and five when georgia where contested against ellen johnson sirleaf defeated high in the first round only to lose in the second round he won the fossil and held in october and they say they don't want to see a repeat of that happening on tuesday supporters of the vice president joseph who is the country before the ruling unity purtier also really unhappy that ellen johnson sirleaf the incumbent president did not support him and instead chose to
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buck georgia where they say they will to chart a lesson at the bottom of the show but her support does not matter after all and walker will be the next president of liberia how it is it's not known who is going to win and is still open greece and it could go either way. palestine's foreign ministry has condemned got a modest plans to move its embassy in israel to jerusalem racecourse one of the first country to follow donald trump's decision to relocate the u.s. mission that was one of nine nations to vote in support of the u.s. and israel last week at the un general assembly meeting on jerusalem's status the country receives an estimated eighty million dollars in annual aid from the us. israeli government is looking at plans to move a palestinian refugee camp on the edge of jerusalem to outside the city the shot
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camp is home to more than a hundred thousand palestinians who already completely cut off her a force that looks at the impact the shift to have on its residents it's within the city limits but out on its. refugee camp is cut off from the rest of jerusalem by the israeli separation barrier the israeli government provides few services here the palestinian authority isn't committed to provide any local activist. says many of his neighbors do it least have one thing official status as residents of occupied east jerusalem. this identity card means a lot for us the right of return our existence in jerusalem our daily connection our children and our workers our businesses and our mosques and churches and now israel's jerusalem affairs minister is proposing to redefine the camp and other palestinian neighborhoods outside the wall is no longer part of the city to be governed instead under a new regional municipality. betty hirshman from jerusalem campaign group here i
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mean this is the objective is clear it would allow israel to shift one hundred twenty thousand palestinians who are roughly one third of the entire palestinian population. that's one half of the equation the other is to increase jerusalem as jewish population by counting in some one hundred forty thousand israeli settlers in the occupied west bank it's all part of a two pronged strategy to change the demographics of jerusalem not just read designating tens of thousands of palestinians as outside the cities boundaries but also integrating illegal settlements here in the west bank into the jerusalem municipality in october the israeli prime minister was in one of those settlements promoting the plan known as the greater jerusalem. this place would be a part of the state of israel i support the greater jerusalem bill which would enable jerusalem and its surroundings to develop in very many aspects but plans to
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put it to a cabinet vote recently which show netanyahu citing pressure from the u.s. administration as it formulates its peace plan. she has mapped jerusalem shifting lines for more than thirty years he sees a long term israeli plan coming to fruition it's mean that we have to have a person in this area one percent in a steamy i'm. jewish so if we speak about the couple that was there the couple that was inside is that and that's why this plan carries such high stakes the policy north which claims east jerusalem is the capital of a future palestinian state so it would destroy any prospect of a two state solution kerry force it out easier occupied east jerusalem. for centuries muslim families have paid important roles as guardians of the many churches in the occupied territories it's an important symbol of religious coexistence in the holy land getting back to the time of the liberation of
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jerusalem from the crusaders are serious but one man whose family has done it since eleven eighty seven it's me of the view that hussein i mean that my name is a deep judeo husseini i'm the keyholder of the church of the holy sepak are in jerusalem and the holder of the stamp of the holy tomb and. you will be the story of my family began in eleven eighty seven when you be liberated the city of jerusalem from the crusaders i mean for the king is that the i me that you know the sex agreed and from eleven eighty seven until today we have been holding the keys of the church of the holy several kurth well the official for years if we have preserved it with our blood and soul it is our second home my job is not just an honorable job and it is not just the heritage of my family as a muslim family it is the heritage to all muslims across the world that a muslim family has held and preserved the church for eight hundred fifty years we moved back in is that. what they. have to look at it is
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a feeling that cannot be described and i envy myself for being the key holder of the church of the holy several car. i have been opening the door of the holy several could charge since i was eight years old and today i'm fifty three. going to what i feel whole of the i mean for more than forty years i've had this responsibility my father gave me the seal of the grave when i was twelve years old and i sealed the tomb. of this now i have three children and i've started teaching them that sometimes i open sometimes they open but. the keys of the holy sepulcher church are in the custody of the husseini family and hopefully this will last forever my family received two keys from salaheddine are you be because there were two doors every door had two locks two doors for locks one key opened for locks the key broke five hundred years ago so we use the second one. we
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don't want to leave the holy sepulture church it is captive just like a mosque and it's the same thing and he said look at me i see it akin to what image of them i see we are peace callers we hope and pray for peace to come to our region from here from the church of the holy sepulcher the lights of islamic christian coexistence emerged into that awful minute before really the home we lived with them and we have known them since childhood we are in the same trenches we have the same pain and suffering if we have the same feeling these churches are also arab churches not just palestinian we are not just brothers in ethnicity but also in blood and if you know as keep up say it with all the stories we're covering but you can't tell website al-jazeera dot com.
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among other headlines on al-jazeera the head of the roman catholic church has used his traditional christmas day message to call for peace for jerusalem and dialogue between israelis and palestinians is the second time pope francis has spoken out since u.s. president donald trump formally announced his government would recognize jerusalem as israel's capital speaking at st peter's square the pontiff for the knowledge the growing tensions in the region and called for a negotiated solution to end the israeli palestinian conflict. we see jesus and the children of the middle east who continue to suffer because of growing tensions between israelis and palestinians on this festive day let us off the lord for peace for jerusalem and for all the holy land let us pray that the will to resume dialogue may prevail between the parties and that a negotiated solution can be finally reached one that would allow the peaceful coexistence of two states within mutually agreed and internationally recognized borders the one tropical storm tembin is heading towards vietnam after leaving
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a trail of destruction across the southern philippines about one million people have been evacuated from vietnam's southern areas tembin is moving southward and will pass the province of calm hour on tuesday before entering the gulf of thailand russian opposition leader alexei navalny has been barred from running in next year's presidential election he's been told he's ineligible because of a past criminal conviction the moment has responded to the central election commission by calling for a boycott of the march vote civil rights groups into his year demanding government intervention after emirates airlines stop trying to his young women into the u.a.e. and responds to nazir has banned emirates from landing in the country citing security reasons emirates has stopped its flights between dubai and tunis. peru's jailed former president alberto fujimori has received a pardon on health grounds for humor he was serving
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a twenty five year sentence for corruption and human rights crimes committed during his ten year presidency his supporters celebration the news outside the clinic where he's been since saturday after a severe drop in his blood pressure there's the head on tuesday with a c. on his ear if you can counting the cost is up next more news for you off to that thanks for being with us by phone or. hello i'm sam is very bad this is counting the cost on al-jazeera the weekly look at the world of the.

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