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this is al-jazeera. hello i'm rob matheson this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes i saw this killing spree an armed fighters carry out a revenge campaign in a syrian town killing more than one hundred civilians. u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson makes an unannounced visit to iraq to smooth things over with prime minister the law body. and. by. patients not possible british doctors say new health care rolls on fairly targets migrants plus. i'm andrew thomas with tourists in the rural chinese village where a teenage paying spent his formative years i'll be explaining why this place matzos president as of his policies congress.
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details are emerging of what's being called a massacre in the syrian town of attain and witnesses say isolate fighters carried out a revenge campaign killing more than one hundred people before the town was seized by government forces the setting observatory for human rights says the killings happened during a three week period i saw the queues this event of collaborating with syrian government forces. they attacked us like animals they came to kill us they killed children and women broke the arms of the women and burned them before killing them they killed more than one hundred people from the families of both civilians and military while the conflict continues in syria children are dying of hunger in eastern guta on the outskirts of the capital damascus the region's being besieged
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two thousand and twelve few aid convoys are reaching people in need and doctors warn hundreds of children are on the brink of starvation and they give you a warning that hashem about his report contains graphic images. a baby whose only glimpse of life was it was. a month ago. she. admitted to a local clinic doctors trying to save her but it was too late sunday. die. yes this is our fifty round of c. each basic health and nutrition services we are facing many cases of what we're understaffed but our biggest problem is that we can't get medicine and nutrition to save the children seven month old hussein mokhtar is another facing an attrition we
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understand he has developed many serious health conditions and needs immediate treatment but doctors and charities are struggling to get him the right food and medicines if aid is delayed many like her saying may not live very much longer. so does it have to lead to we have serious cases here life threatening you know many children are suffering from malnutrition. panicking parents are rushing to the few hospitals still operating in east and. when they get there they find hospital staff struggling to cope and it's not only the children who are affected most pregnant women. are also under nourished and could face life threatening complications international aid organizations have been asking for free and continued access to mislead areas like is that something the syrian government
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would jacked saying those areas are not safe and although the u.n. and many countries have accused the government of starving people into submission no steps have been taken to end this lead which is whitening the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson has made an unannounced visit to iraq to hold talks with prime minister that i love body the meeting follows heightened tension between the two countries about the role of the popular mobilization forces in iraq tell us and has called for the iranian backed militias to be sent home a body has defended their role there is saying they helped defeat it's been a busy day for tell us which began with a separate trip to afghanistan practical hain has more. despite the fact that he left at the crack of dawn the u.s. secretary of state seemed quite excited from his perch at the front of the c. seventeen a quick and read the dissent and he landed at bagram airfield there to meet the leaders of afghanistan
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a short visit just about an hour and fifteen minutes and he told the traveling press he was confident in the trump administration's plan for afghanistan over the long term clearly we have to continue the fight against the taliban and against others in order for them to understand they will never win a military victory and there are we believe moderate voices among the taleban voices that do not want to continue to fight forever they don't want their children to fight so we are looking to engage with those voices and have them a gauge in a reconciliation process leading to a process and therefore involvement in protests patient in the government but this would not be his only trip to a country grappling with conflict and one day traveling to afghanistan and then in the evening iraq i think all differences can be addressed and the rights of all can be respected and iraq will have a very secure and a proffer a future we have
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a an opportunity to share an important event in saudi arabia the creation of a coronation council we think this is an important milestone in restoring relationships between iraq and the gulf the g.c.c. countries and saudi arabia is going to lead to a very important economic development in iraq as well one day more than three thousand kilometers all to send a message to the people here in the region and back home that america is committed to staying in the fight both of them. she is the associate professor of middle east history at california state university in san marcos he's joining us by skype from madrid thank you very much indeed for your time looking back on rex tillerson tour of the middle east so far first in saudi arabia now in iraq he. was somewhat rebuffed by the saudi arabian government over the book a day of khattala he has not had a good response from that all
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a body in iraq how would you rate this trip so far. this trip. kind of damage that's actually been taking a while to me you remember the traffic ministration in iraq started off in a bad ration of trouble and that included iraq and. the damage the trumpet ministration just keeps on the fire at the same with saudi arabia the attempt to kind of break the impasse with. you know tried for several weeks and come up with given the fact that the reaction to the u.s. secretary of defense has been somewhat mixed and that to say the least during this trip does the office of the u.s. secretary of state actually carry the leverage and the weight in the middle east that it once did. no because i think you know every middle eastern power broker every middle eastern leader for that matter kind of assesses
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the relationship between secretary of state and the president and you know every middle eastern leader i think knows about the tension between trump and hillary's and it's not surprising that he comes and person they're still not sure are they directly talking to the president of the us there is tellers and represent the american policy or intelligence policy well that's an interesting one but how much of it do you think is down to the relationship between rex tillerson and donald trump and how much of it is down to rex tillerson as an individual and also as a businessman with his previous things of course with the company. well i think. background. help. but in a case where the country like iraq where its own haven't had a long history. doesn't help. that much and of course unlike the gulf this position because of iraq so everything till there's an iraq you think well
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think of it. there is of course that the financial leverage that the u.s. has in the region of course as we know that deal of intent with saudi arabia so that saudi arabia could spend millions of dollars buying u.s. military hardware it's also got heavy investment in other parts of the region and yet that leverage doesn't seem to hold as much water if you like it doesn't seem to be as strong as perhaps it once did why do you think it is that these countries seem able to ignore that kind of leverage as well. you know what i think is interesting is both iraq saudi arabia regardless of any country in the middle east they see what's coming out of washington in the erratic foreign policy and if you see you know saudi arabia made a visit to russia very recently made his visit to iraq he's were making visits to russia and i guess so now i think they realize they have options sure the u.s. can provide weapons but they're kind of hedging their bets at the same time trying
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to open up with russia just because the u.s. has proved to be so unstable recently it used to be the case that almost by default the u.s. was regarded as the go to mediator when it came to. problems in almost any part of the region but particularly within the gulf region of course we're seeing the blockade of qatar at the moment and the somewhat lack of impact that rex tillerson has had there is this going to be what it's like in the future we basically seeing a complete erosion of u.s. . u.s. his ability to actually change events in the middle east and on a more global scale. i think the problem. with the obama administration now keep in mind the. relatively big deal and the u.s. was working kind of impartially relatively speaking by in the u.n. security council member. but the kind of hands off approach to syria that's what
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trump inherited and just the trumpet ministration continued the kind of hands off approach the u.s. only that kind of approach was only to me. i'm not actually i'm afraid we're losing the signal there from madrid but thank you very much indeed if you can still hear me for giving us your views we appreciate it very much thank you. defense ministry has officially opened an office in washington d.c. the move comes at a tense time with qatar's neighbors which cut ties with the gulf state in june government is hoping to up its game in washington to counter the influence of other countries in the region muslim jordan was there. cutaway officials say that the opening of their new defense attache office here in washington is a sign of their country's deepening military commitment with the united states members of the pentagon the academic community and the defense industry joined
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qatari diplomats and military leaders at the official opening on monday the purpose of the facility is for more space and opportunity for us. to discuss military strategy not just in the middle east but to work on an economic concerns as well this is the for the qatari military. they just signed. between the united states. and qatar for the f. fifteen q eight and the apache helicopters the already in use javelin shoulder fired missiles and the hopefully. soon to be received patriot missile system which has already been signed for and all the supporting systems and radars that is investing in here in the united states for its industry is quite vital for our military growth and for the industry here in the u.s. now it's not as if the u.s.
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haven't had a long standing military relationship the u.s. is largest military presence in the middle east is that arab. but it does come at a critical moment the u.s. has been caught in the middle of qatar's dispute with some of its neighbors in the g.c.c. and with egypt sometimes saying that perhaps qatar should be the subject of a blockade but as we're seeing right now with the u.s. secretary of state. there's also an effort to try to mediate the dispute if not to end it right he's opening shows that no matter what happens between qatar and its neighbors it's still counting on washington for a critical national security relationship. the u.s. military says it believes in iceland phonier to group was responsible for nine bush that killed four u.s. soldiers in this month the pentagon said it's planning to step up operations in west africa to counter a growing security threat in the region. it is an isis affiliated group and i think
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what you bring up is what we're dealing with in many places is isis and al qaida isis in this case they try to leverage local insurgencies. and connect those local insurgencies globally this is the challenge that we're dealing with and so our initial assessment is these are local tribal fighters that are associated with isis well earlier the widow of one of the soldiers killed a broke her silence in a husband's death and she's criticizing president donald trump and a national television interview may said johnson says she was hard by the phone call she received last week from the president she confirmed to trump couldn't remember her husband's name and that may took cry the president denies her account saying he was respectful. when he said i was the president yes the president. he knew what he sounded up for but in hers anyway. and now was it made
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me cry because i was very angry at the way the tone of his voice and how he said he he couldn't remember my husband they only way he remember my husband name because he told me he had my husband reporting for me and that's when he was actually saying let date. her or him. on channel i mean a lot has meaning. and that will hurt me the most because if my husband is out here five employ our country and he risked his life for our country why can't you remember his name. plenty more ahead in the news hour including two south african men await their sentence for an attack that exposed racial tension. out in the open water ron's doing as its huge drug problem is exposed. and in sports best of the best christiane over now though is named the world's number one footballer.
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human rights groups are denouncing an official visit to france by egypt's president they say france should not support the politically or sell weapons to egypt activists say torture repression and unfair trials against civil rights advocates and journalists are common they would say to reports from paris the french president emmanuel macro has championed the value of the democratic freedoms at the heart of the european union but on the eve of a state visit by the egyptian president adel thought of sisi human rights activists in paris urged him to end what they called france's disgraceful policies of indulgence towards his repressive government. we have shown in our latest report that torture is done in a massive scale is systematic mostly by the national security agency and it could
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be considered a crime against humanity. listening in the audience the daughter of an al jazeera journalists arrested in egypt last december mahmoud a sane has now spent months in solitary confinement made out he was confused he was so depressed he was he was keeping from getting stuff because he spent his spend days and nights without anything anyone being allowed to get out of the very very tiny prison so people have high hopes when countries actually champion liberal values but then when so you decide to ignore them for political expediency it's extremely frustrating egypt is the number one customer for france's military industrial complex spending more than six billion dollars over the last two years including the purchase of twenty four rafaƂ jet fighters. smaller always facing two situations his success will depend on how ill balanced those two situations are on the one hand and searing the cold from n.g.o.s and the arab
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street and on the other end satisfying the french business sector. the former president francois long did little more than express concern about the crackdown in egypt largely ignoring serious abuses this time the elysee say the talks will focus on regional security and willing clude the human rights situation but just how far up the agenda will they be david chaytor al jazeera paris international donors have pledged a total of three hundred forty four million dollars to help or hinder refugees the funds were raised i don't one day conference in geneva some of the aid will be used to assist those who skipped rape killings and the burning of villages in me in march bangladesh says it's now sheltering a million hinges. the sheer speed size and scope. of the rohingya refugee crisis. that's has occurred
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over the last nearly two months has resulted in a shocking humanitarian emergency that is i believe unparalleled in this region and in many parts of the world let's turn is immigration department says more than six hundred asylum seekers and refugees are refusing to leave them on asylum prison in papa new guinea access to drinking water food medical treatment and then it will be cuts when the camp closes next tuesday refugees will be forced to move to accommodation centers near the main city of longo last year according papa new guinea ruled that holding people in the camp was unconstitutional. the u.k. is making it mandatory for doctors to check patients immigration status before offering them free health care the new rules mean some migrants and visitors will be charged up front for treatment the government says it's to recover vital funds
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but critics say it may prevent vulnerable people from getting treatment they need to be phillips reports. they say they trade to cure diseases checking immigration documents as a doctor he thinks the new rules requiring workers to make sure patients are eligible for free care workable even if. she's based in a part of london with high immigration although most europeans and people needing emergency care or with infectious diseases don't have to pay she worries the new rules may prevent the sick from coming forward. then they become less and then the. treatment which. then the charges were given. and. in theory the n.h.s. has already been charging non eligible foreigners the difference now it's asking
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for money up front but how does that work in practice this indian woman told me she's been repeatedly asked for identification documents in n.h.s. hospitals in recent months it's actually not about immigration status it's just about. and that has a serious impact on. whether or not i decide to go in for treatment sometimes. being racially profiled yeah definitely. but there are people. on the british. funding as it struggles to cope with a growing. population. that the government did not grant us an interview but provided this statement. it says
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that overseas visitors are welcome to use the n.h.s. which is paid for by british taxpayers and the visitor must also make a fair contribution if we decide to spend the money on providing a national health service there's actually an international health service for the whole world and that's going to mean british citizens are going to have less to deal with cancer to deal with long term conditions to deal with so there's always going to be a cost. but how much money will the new regulations raise the protesters and even the government projections say they'll be worth a very small percentage of the overall and it just might it be phillips al-jazeera . military police in brazil have shot and killed a spanish tourist in rio de janeiro police opened fire on the woman's car when it drove past a checkpoint. was taken to a hospital but died from her injuries investigators say those responsible will face justice what were you studying for use what you tourists that were visiting rio de
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janeiro were shot and killed by a bullet this is unacceptable you're going to work to identify and jail the person who did this cowardly act against the spanish tourist that's vegas is looking to make over its motto in the wake of a mass shooting tourism officials believe the slogan what happens here stays here no longer suits the u.s. setting now an art exhibition in new jersey is trying to take a new approach to america's history of gun violence. reports. panic at a concert las vegas has a man killed fifty seven people in the worst mass shooting in united states in modern times the gunman own forty seven guns and had twenty three of those firearms with him at the time of the shooting united states of america has a. attraction and love for guns in
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a way that other countries just don't have and that's why she helped put together an exhibit at one church to help raise awareness to gun violence through art and in this piece tissues on each piece of tissue a name and age of someone killed by gun violence in the area so this is a tissue for a lock rows read greek is they someone was murdered the day before the exhibit opened she was thirty eight years on. the tissue you know evokes grief so to me it just kind of is a way of helping people it's a kind of can that to the human aspects of the violence in our society the artists at this exhibit are all from the local community their pieces take on different forms like this piece a fence with stuffed animals attached to symbolize a makeshift memorial at
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a crime scene but look closely and the message is clear while the exhibition is taking place in a church the reverend said stopping gun violence in the u.s. will take more than prayer simply praying i think as an institution it's not sufficient and so we have to work with other people of goodwill and to to model peace in our own lives and also to demand a change that we simply can't go on the way we've been going on the art exhibit is called loving arms of course it's a play on words arms being what we used to hug or embrace somebody but also arms being weapons as well the message here that this world needs more love and less violence one church were trained into gun violence has become an art form for peace gabriel is on doe al-jazeera jersey city. still ahead in al-jazeera why many libyans blame their government for
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a failed revolution six years after the fall of moammar gadhafi. and this pakistan builder puts in a five star performance and we will have the details in sports. hello there the rain is still tumbling into parts of north america so we're working its way into the northwestern parts over the past few days and is the western parts of canada i think where we're going to see most of the wet weather as we head through the next couple of days as it does sara a lot of that will be turning to snow over the high ground now ahead of it we're seeing some fairly strong winds that are far in their way down through the northern plains but what's behind this next weather system here this one has been working its way east with it is bringing us some very heavy downpours and also a bit of a change in the temperature of as well so as the system sweeps its way eastwards
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behind it it's not feeling as warm so nineteen degrees will be the maximum in new york there on wednesday that sixty six in fahrenheit and for washington d.c. some will be sixteen which is sixty one average for the tools the south for the greater antilles there's lots of dry weather with us currently the wetter weather is out towards the west you can see here over parts of florida and then that stretches all the way down towards columbia now that's gradually edging its way eastwards there as we head through the day on wednesday so i think wednesday will be a bit wet a force in the western parts of cuba looks like vanna will see one or two shower as we have done for south america lots of showers here at the moment and some of them having very very heavy. al-jazeera recounts the shocking story of the assassination of count folk abene dot . the first u.n. envoy trying to bring peace to the middle east how is negotiations with him helped
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save thousands of jews from nazi concentration camps and how these mediation skills put him at the vanguard in the quest for peace in the middle east. killing the count at this time on al-jazeera. when the news breaks. break. the streak. and the story builds steam jobs much better marketing than building when people need to be heard they thought they were american until they broke the law now they're deported to cambodia al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you model and build winning documentaries and live news on air and online.
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you're watching others here a reminder of our top stories this hour details are emerging of what's being called on the massacre in the syrian town of al qaida get they witness is say i saw fighters carried out a revenge campaign killing more than one hundred people before the time was seized by government forces i select use the civilians of collaborating with syrian forces . in a surprise visit the u.s. secretary of state has been in iraq after a quick stop in afghanistan rex tillerson matter rocks prime minister and president but he's provoked a potential lift with the leaders after calling for iranian backed militias in iraq . to end their operations. a top u.s. general says it's believed and i saw the philly ated group was behind an ambush that killed four u.s. soldiers in the earlier this month the widow of sergeant david johnson criticize
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president and donald trump but insensitivity during a condolence phone call. the philippine government sent to its five month battle against isolated fighters in the mateo group laid siege to the south of the city and maim and took civilians hostage the defense secretary says the final forty two fighters were killed in a gun battle with troops this side of the last. building . there was a firefight a fight so they were finished. all despite that if he to provide so fighters and we other groups continue to threaten the philippine security. ports. we traveled to making a province in the south the philippines to meet one of its most controversial
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fighters. why didn't doc is the commander of the elite unit of the more islamic liberation front it is the biggest armed group in southeast asia that is negotiating with the philippine government for greater autonomy for the more people in the south. this is legal us and marsh a place which has suffered violent conflict for decades why they didn't talk and these men are taking us to a new territory they recently took over from pro isis and. we don't want what happened to happen here. but it takes more than just the m.i.l.f. i see here we need cooperation from the military and even local government officials. that are always a city in mindanao that has recently been recaptured by the philippine military from a nice little inspired group called them out to months of incessant fighting has left morale in ruins and hundreds of thousands of its people displaced the m.i.l.f.
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says i saw brings with it and idiology they called fitna a radical set of beliefs they say that pits muslims against each other this is created divisions not just among fighters here but also family members some of these men admit they have fought against their own relatives fighters of the more islamic liberation front had to swim through the lilies in order to get to these trenches this area was the last stronghold of a pro i saw a group it was a close quarter combat that lasted for seven hours. these pro eisel fighters belong to the. movement a group that broke away from the m.i.l.f. when peace negotiations broke down in two thousand and eight all this. radical group. failure in the process and then
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radical elements from. trying to exploit. himself almost broke away from the m.i.l.f. out of frustration he has been the fighting for over thirty years he says and has seen too many negotiations fail. and it is most painful he says when he has to fight his own blood. dog and al jazeera magadan no province southern philippines. it's six years since libya's former leader moammar gadhafi died chaos and conflict still plagued the country despite the un's efforts to end the crisis many libyans hold rival politicians responsible for d. very early in the revolution not more and i'll go ahead has more from tripoli. this is how some libyans celebrated the end of the death his four decades in power
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. to an eleven abubaker mohammed was an opponent of good death and was imprisoned by their regime over the last six years he's watched as hope of a bright future has turned into despair. if you had. the fact that gadhafi himself is gone is a victory to every oppressed person we paid dearly to recapture our freedom it took too much blood and too many souls and unfortunately excessive freedom took us to far in the opposite direction. the country has slipped into kill us also shaking the stability of neighboring countries many people celebrated the fall of gadhafi regime six years ago now as a country is plagued by internal fighting division and financial collapse the international community relies on efforts by the united nations to bring the warring factions together. and push to mediate between revell factions has so far
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resulted in a stalemate with military rule in the east under any gate commander fully for have to and an internationally recognized government controlling the west the country is awash with arms last year the united nations was told there were twenty million weapons in a country of just six million people and that there are still being smuggled in and out. lawlessness has led to a complex and lucrative trade in people smuggling which is draining the political and social fabric of the european union and the killing of u.s. ambassador chris stevens in twenty twelve by an armed group dodged the career of then secretary of state hillary clinton up until and during her campaign for you presidency now the talk is of the death family members and supporters returning to politics. a political activist says only those who have not
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committed political economic or world crimes can be tolerated. a number of ministers at the un backed government of national accord all remnants of the gadhafi regime in fact some of them are accused of corruption crimes before and during the revolution ironically the united nations mission in libya knows that transitional justice should be served first. six years since the death of moammar gadhafi libya remains diverse teated the diplomatic struggle to restore political order has a stalled and the old guard is just waiting for an opportunity to return. tripoli police have seized more than four hundred tons of illegal drugs in iran in the past seven months the u.n. says iran security forces are making three quarters of the world's opium seizures and a quarter of the header went bust but people there are still feeding their addiction
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. reports from to run in the foothills outside to who are on there is a rehabilitation camp for drug addicts that's where we met his son he's been using crystal meth on and off for six years one of two point eight million illegal drug users in iran. easy access is a problem if you know where to look you can find anything in teheran and in all cities especially in terre haute easily you can just walk in the road on the street and find some sellers and take your eye terry a lot of air. from open on whether or whether you want to tell me what you know is really very easy a boss has been helping addicts for over a decade he says drug and alcohol abuse are global phenomena. drug smuggling and addiction are dynamic problems and cannot be solved just by fighting production and distribution of drugs we should face addicted users realistically to find solutions
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for this global problem and. a government plan to legalize and hand out weaker drugs like methadone could help wean addicts off harder substances but the focus has been on law enforcement more than five thousand people convicted under drug laws are awaiting execution new rules could allow courts to spare the lives of people forced to work as drug mules but dealers will still face the death penalty. iran is also a major hub for drugs being smuggled into europe the middle east and east asia the iranian government spends millions of dollars every year patrolling often ungoverned and rough terrain police estimate four thousand officers have been killed in counternarcotics operations in the last forty years according to the latest report from the un office on drugs and crime most of which sold in iran comes from of gonna stand and pakistan across the land border that stretches the entire length of the country now that's nearly two thousand kilometers of off an untamed territory the wild west of south and central asia traffickers even use
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catapults to launch drugs over the border and into iran it gives you a sense of the enormity of the challenge for law enforcement. meanwhile rehabilitation has become a business clinics are popping up all over the country has some says iranians need more education about the dangers of drug use we don't have any discourse we don't have any bars we don't have any such a discard nothing and those people the young generation they think that this is illegal so it is good whatever the government said that it's getting that it's good that they are just you know making it illegal like drinking like anything like girls you know like boyfriend and girlfriend it's illegal here whether it's illegal it's given you know that act that we are interesting to use that you see that some lawmakers acknowledge that strict rules aren't enough to stop people from using drugs but in safe havens like this perhaps addicts can learn they don't need drugs
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to get high zain bus ravi al-jazeera to her on eleven is film and strong contention for the oscars is attracting attention but some say it's for the wrong reasons last month the director of the film called the insult was detained and questioned in lebanon because he decided to shoot a previous film in israel that issue has led to his latest work being banned at a palestinian festival before such reports from ramallah. it's the last night of the palestinian days of cinema festival the biggest name arrives to a big reception palestinian actor. stars in what was to have been the festival's closing film the lebanese oscar contender the insult but the auditorium is empty the screen a blank space the showing has been banned by the local government then. under the occupation we've resisted all bans we've managed to bypass them or we've been to prison to say what we want to say we will always do that they will will stop us the insulters said in lebannon charting the escalation of
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a minor argument between two men of different arab communities into a courtroom battle that fixates a nation but its content isn't the problem the controversy surrounds it's french lebanese director ziad to airy and his decision to shoot his previous film in israel the attack told the story of a palestinian surgeon discovering that his wife has carried out a suicide bombing the b.d.'s movement which campaigns for boycotting divesting from and sanctioning israel says do areas continue defensive israeli shoot means none of his work should feature at a palestinian film festival if a hollywood filmmaker would come to film in tel aviv we would oppose it very strongly so imagine a lebanese filmmaker crossing red lines crossing our picket line and coming to film in tel aviv this certainly in french on p.b.s. guidelines and undermines our nonviolent struggle for palestinian rights online opposition to the film has been mounting in recent days including implicit threats denounced by b.d.s.
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targeting the festival. municipal government decided to ban the screening on grounds of preventing civil unrest we don't believe the film still feels instance because it has the right to see it in his eyes and the side of his life the film is going to definitely we disappointed that we want to stand the pressure that the mindset of the family was and while the insult has already won international awards and high critical acclaim. its director is feeling the heat last month he was detained in lebanon and questioned about his twenty twelve film the attack just as his latest work the insult was about to open now that film to a large extent about the palestinian experience in lebanon has been denied a place here at the most important festival of palestinian film. ramallah and still ahead on al-jazeera in sports the new number number one making the perfect start to our final event of the year. was.
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one hundred forty so-called vampire hunters have been arrested in malawi charged with murder or inciting violence mobs are attacking people in what's being called a modern day witch hunt shot as well as reports. students run from a primary school when malawi's second biggest city blunt here they abandoned their classes after a rumor that vampires had come to the school. room is that vampires and living in
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malawi and preying on its people again around a month ago are now more on a modern day which chant to find them this is the most recent victim of the vigilantes a twenty two year old man with epilepsy stoned to death at a small symmetry in the rule district of melungeon a residence gathered to remember two other victims mother and son christi and john paul no matter yeah. my granddaughter was with her son who was carrying a bag he had so many pockets and he was also carrying an inflatable mattress when the agra villagers saw that and the drinking bottle he was holding they thought he was a vampire they started beating him and killed them. in total eight people suspected of being vampires have been murdered since september sixteenth many more malawians as well as foreigners have been injured the un has pulled out its stuff from
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several districts well the u.s. and u.k. embassies have imposed travel bans on their staff and issued warnings to tourists police haven't forced a curfew in southern malawi after villagers formed vigilante night patrols to root out so-called vampires because i wonder if this is a sad development because we're living in constant fear. our movements are regulated we cannot walk in the night because even those that have been asked to patrol the villages are beating anyone they meet belief in witchcraft is widespread i'm allowed vampire driven violence also erupted in two thousand and two. allegations to after. she would be disputed should be taken as. we thought. before president has seemed to in the malawi defense force to reassure villages and
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has asked vampire hunters in places like to take suspects to the police and state of killing them ballasts. the sentencing of two white farmers in south africa who forced a black man into a cough and has been delayed until friday the suspect threatened to burn victim a life they were found guilty of attempted murder in august. the man who was. last. friday when the judge made to hand. his mother for. what.
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it's much more. i don't think it's. i think it's primarily the oppression of farm workers by the farmers and the farm manager which has been. the middleton seventeenth century. as a white. for the sport and here's. thank you very much christiane are now there has been named
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as the world's best footballer winning the prize of faith annual awards diego maradona and the other ronaldo making the announcement at the event in london they were in a is it is there no no no i was voted for by players coaches fans and journalists rinaldo edging out leno messi and neymar who were also shortlisted this year an elbow and round madrid have won the spanish league the club world cup and the champions league the thirty two year old was the top scorer in europe's top club competition for the fifth straight season. and will be glad this is a great moment for me if you forgive opportunity to the. phones or over the world so thank you a lot for the support of. a laker martins won the women's award for best player the twenty four year old signed for barcelona in july also won the european
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championships with the netherlands generally due to fun of eventis was named goalkeeper of the year it's the first time there's been a separate award for keepers before you they won every at sally and trophy last season and reached the champions league final coach of the year not surprisingly went down he guided round madrid to a second straight champions league title as well as winning the domestic spanish championship arsenal striker olivier giroud was also a winner the frenchman's scorpion kick winning him the best goal of the year prize to push this award now this award voted for only by fans you're getting the go on new year's day against crystal palace in the english premier league and as you'll see. what if it. were ronald koeman is experiencing the lows football can throw up he's being fired by everton brings to an end his sixteen month tenure at the club follows
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a pretty miserable start to the season much was expected of everton after they spent more than one hundred eighty million dollars on new players in the last transfer window on sunday though they dropped into the relegation zone after a five two home loss to arsenal is the way sometimes happens you know the players will stop produced not in the manager but the problem is on the pitch and you can see easily like what you saw about doing your city against arsenal first fifty minutes where they were leading with a look they look good they were probably going to submit just went nowhere but also in the end goal is a really good result and showed a lot of their weaknesses really ac milan's leonardo been playing against his former club eventis on saturday after receiving a two match ban the defender was sent off against jenner on sunday for elbowing the head of one of his opponents but of a blow for milan who sit down in eleventh place in syria despite huge summer spending of its two hundred million dollars invested on new players including the
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new chief himself. pakistan have sealed a five nil one day series win over sri lanka an explosive spell of bowling helping them seal the fifth and final much as men cancel five wickets in just twenty one balls the left on pace from helping pakistan dismissed sri lanka for just one hundred and three pakistan had a little trouble chasing that down they did it in just over twenty overs of revenge for pakistan having lost the test series against sri lanka. playing in her first tournament as world number one so i know how up one her opening match of the w.t. finals in singapore she beat number eight seed caroline garcia in the first group match for the pair at this season ending a vent garcia had beaten her up to win the china open cycle earlier on this year but this time out of the top seed coming through in straight sets. caroline wozniak also won her opening match which she dropped just two games in beating the number
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four seed and lena spittle you know. you can't sing. the bron james is expecting better from his cleveland cavaliers team following a shock to fate in the third game of the season against the orlando magic he admits it's taking time for a number of new players such as his old friend from the miami heat one way to adjust. the hold with all of the you know big name. of a god. may as well you know the. guy. while trying to figure out how. to go. to the mirror you know report over. the last. week to. the program we. were going to finish with a couple of tales of how things can quickly go wrong in sports this is the venice marathon at little over halfway into the forty two kilometer writes the group of
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leading runners was following a motorbike that was traveling the course routes or so they thought the rider took a turn off the race path run as followed for several hundred metres before being made aware of their mistake it cost them all their chance of winning an unknown local runner went on to take the title. and spare a thought for this goalkeeper two teams were locked nineteen all in a tense penalty shoot outs the ball struck the crossbar but the goalkeeper learning the hard way you should never celebrate some are questioning the veracity of this clip. ok that is a sports looking for not more lighter china's president xi jinping will be confirmed in his position for another five years at the communist party congress in beijing this week the story of his rise to power has been carefully crafted highlighting his early years living with poor farmers in a rural village tourists flock to the un john herd to learn more about their leader
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our correspondent andrew thomas has been there to. when she's paying waved in liang jai ho in the early one nine hundred seventy s. it was a rural village where people lived in caves and in poverty now people riding on electric shuttle buses most villagers have left their home turned into an open air tribute museum honoring the man who's now president. some very young tell a sanitized version of the she story what he learned here what he did here and how loved he was visitors see the bed in which the flea infested she is said to have slept they hear how he built dams and duck wells most groups are brought here by communist party workers and photographed in front of she's wise words. ping was born the son of a senior communist party member in beijing but in one thousand nine hundred nine
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his father fell out of favor the family was banished by chairman mao during the cultural revolution at fifteen she was sent to remotely angle her he spent seven years farming in fertile land living and working alongside some of the poorest people in china they were his formative years she became a leader of the local branch of the communist party he'd go on to more senior roles all over china until becoming president five years ago she never forgot her returning for a visit to years ago the village has become an important part of who he is the president with the common touch here i'm happy and excited this is where uncle she started his long march all his hard work began here the official she story one of hard work honesty innovation and empathy means the president sounds authentic when he demands those qualities of party members and of the chinese at large this is
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essential thing park extension of the shooting ping bryant what these people have come to say for themselves is the setting for a story that hundreds of millions of chinese people are reading about daily in state media and learning about in schools at the entrance to the enjoy her workers are expanding the car park and building a grant ticket whole two and a half thousand people already visit every day but a lot more expected for many years to come after thomas al-jazeera liang jaya her central china and i'll be back in a moment with more. right
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. training starts lightly but the pace picks up quickly as these grannies work out a long lifetime of frustration. at eighty five years old in thomas' old what trains as hard as any one. day. i feel so good i feel fresh and punch this side and the side like this and like that i really love this i don't
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like things like soccer because i will bring these ladies are tough and i take their training very seriously. the feel of the floor in a gypsy griffin my life. in the most heavily drugged country in the world if there's any country that would be experiencing p.t.s.d. it would be a nation that's been at war for four generations al-jazeera explains the reason those drones are there to assist the innocent civilians they exist in off a drone even they're not firing is them frightening because i'm a mormon think i'm bomb living beneath the draw but this time on al-jazeera.
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