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and you put it well on. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for dry riverbed tonight case one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the war. this is al-jazeera. hello i'm adrian funding and this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes a man consumed by hate and
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a twisted ideology u.s. officials say the man believed to be behind tuesday's attack in new york had links to eisele. so we want to immediately work with congress on the diversity lottery program on terminating it the u.s. president cracks down on immigration off the u.s. back asylum seekers charged over the worst attack in new york since nine eleven. russia's president made his iranian counterpart and reiterated his support for the nuclear deal after donald trump refuses to back it. the palestinians parade an effigy of the balfour as protests marked the run up to the seventeen or a of his famous declaration. prosecutors in the u.s. have charged a man with terrorism related crimes for tuesday's attack in new york eight people
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were killed. old when it was pick immigrant say for siple for stay at a pickup truck into a lane filled with cyclists and pedestrians kristen salumi has the latest from new york. the complaint filed in federal court in manhattan list two charges against twenty nine year olds i follow side they include providing material support to a terrorist organization i saw and using a vehicle to cause the death of pedestrians we know now from the court documents and from the prosecutor that sipar the waived his right to self a criminal self incrimination agreeing to talk with investigators from his hospital bed where he is recovering from surgery and gunshot wounds to his abdomen he told investigators that he did in fact gain inspiration from eisel and they found thousands of eisel videos on his cell phone he also said that he chose hollowing to
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conduct this attack because he knew that there would be more people out on the streets right behind me here that's where that attack took place and it's still closed down in part for investigation now acting attorney acting u.s. attorney june kim says that he had been planning this attack for months say pov allegedly admitted that he was inspired to commit the attack by the isis videos he watched and had been planning this attack for two months he also admitted that he had rented a truck on october twenty second in practice to practice the turns he would make. on his halloween day halloween day a time now authorities have also located a second man who they are describing as a person of interest his name is mohammed right here condor he is also an uzbek national he was taken into custody shortly after authorities announced that they were looking for him they have him in their custody but they say that they are
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interested in learning more from the public if the public has any information about either of these two men or any information about what happened on that day they're asked to come forward and share it as you heard the police say that the suspects had been planning the attack for weeks gabriel elizondo reports. shortly after daybreak and crime investigators continue their search of the scene after the worst terrorist attack in new york city since the nine eleven world trade center attacks in two thousand and one while the investigation is still in its early phases authorities said on wednesday the suspect saifullah. a twenty nine year old from his back to stand who had been legally living in the u.s. for seven years was linked to terrorism police search site pops home in new jersey but indicated he was not on any f.b.i. watch list based on the investigation overnight it appears that mr safe had been planning this for
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a number of weeks he appears to have followed almost exactly to eighty the instructions that isis has put out sipe aabs horrific attack began when he drove his rental truck onto the west side highway bike path near west house in st he then traveled some twenty blocks down the pathway down cyclists and pedestrians his truck came to a halt in the tri beca neighborhood where he crashed into a school bus injuring more people on board after abandoning his truck witnesses say sight pov raced around the intersection before being shot and arrested by police he remains in the hospital among the eight killed five friends from rosario in argentina who are in new york celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of their high school graduation argentina's president but he said the country was in shock for. us there were five young entrepreneurs model citizens in recent rio society and i
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can only imagine with beautiful families this is something that has impacted all lodge in times myself in particular the other three people killed were thirty one year old mother of two from belgium a man from new york and another from new jersey several people remain hospitalized with serious injuries. including amputation head neck and body trauma new york's governor said this city has faced down terrorism before and will do it again that strange that resilience that ability to be undeterred in the face of ugliness. and the. the previous coward the city is to deploy an unprecedented number of anti terror police on sunday for the annual new york city marathon to expected to drop fifty thousand runners and two point five million spectators but the event will go on. new
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york a vigil has been held for the five argentinians killed in the attack to raise a bow reports from rosario where here her side is about three hundred kilometers away from one of the scientists and we're at the school with the argentinean victims of the attack in new york city attended to this is the place where they became friends for life five argentinian tourists were killed in tuesday's attack in new york city one of them remains in the hospital they travel to new york to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their graduation and something that. they had planned for a very long time that they dreamt of also used to get together to remember old times they want to help one another in order to travel to new york city to carry out a celebration that ended up in tragedy at this point the argentinean government is trying to assist the victims but also help the relatives who are still trying to
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travel to new york city and try to make it there and also sort out the details to repatriate the bodies right here to want to. condemn to the attack and he also said that these are times that one cannot be gray the best times the governments around the world need to unite to fight. terrorism donald trump's response to the attack was to call for an end to the visa program that let the suspect into the u.s. the president's described. as an animal and says that it's time to get less politically correct reports what we have right now is a joke and it's a laughing stock for donald trump the new york attack is justification enough to launch a radical overhaul of america's immigration system you have to get much less politically correct we have to get tough we have to get smart we have to do what's right to protect our citizens on twitter we u.s.
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president said liberal immigration policies supported by one of his political foes a top democratic senator set in motion the attack the terrorist came into our country through what is called the diversity visa lottery program a chuck schumer beauty i want merit based. the twenty nine year old whose back national allegedly behind tuesday's attack came to the united states legally in two thousand and ten after the program designed to expand entry from countries with low rates of immigration to the united states that send him to get no i would certainly consider that yes. he's back to stand is a u.s. ally and it's immigrants are considered low risk by the u.s. state department indeed she were was a democratic member of congress who helped initiate the program in the one nine hundred ninety s. but it was signed into law by our republican president george h.w. bush the president ordered to stop tweeting and start leading the american people
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long for leadership not divisiveness not finger pointing not name calling and activists say ending the lottery program proves the trumpet ministration is once again portraying immigrants as a national security risk president trump is trying to further engender that has been anti immigrant and anti refugee an anti muslim from the very beginning of his campaign did campaign days and so when he sees this opportunity to promote this agenda he's going to take it still the white house maintains there is a correlation between immigration and what happened in new york and the way to stop it is through stepped up extreme vetting it's the lowest level of criteria that any part of our immigration system has is through the lottery system and so to try to argue that this is a system that thoroughly vets people it's just shows a total lack of understanding and public support does not appear to support the
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president in spite of the political atmosphere a majority of americans according to most polls believe that legal immigration benefits the united states can really help get al jazeera washington here with the news from al-jazeera still to come on the program. meaning an air of defiance as ousted meant. from catalonia as government head for a court appearance. mr trump. lives are at stake tough words from santa pons mass six weeks after hurricane maria slammed into puerto rico. and in sports tottenham stunning defending champions real madrid in the champions league. iran's supreme leader has told russia's president they must step up cooperation to isolate the u.s. and help to stabilize the middle east put in that ayatollah ali how many during
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a one day visit moscow stood by u.s. president on trying threatened to abandon the iran nuclear deal zain bus ravi reports. there was little time for ceremony after vladimir putin landed into her on he went straight into an hour's long meeting with his counterpart iranian president hassan rouhani on most other occasions talks between the leaders of these countries would almost be considered routine but with the islamic state of iraq in the levant having been beaten back in syria and iraq and iran's expanding influence in the middle east moscow into one are likely to play a key role in shaping future events in the region. we have had a great and fruitful cooperation with iran regarding syria through our collaboration with turkey the situation in syria is going the right way when it comes to the fight against terrorism. the russian leader also reaffirmed his support for the multi-party nuclear deal with iran for his part the iranian leader
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hailed russia as an important partner in stabilizing the middle east. they were two leaders speaking in almost perfect harmony iran and russia are developing their strategic guys and they are i believe in their spring. there is much time left through their winter they are just at the beginning and as is so often the case having a common enemy can bring countries together russia and iran are no exception the point is that when iran and russia are both on the sanctions of the united states they and they share enemy one single standing a very powerful enemy the russians and iranians are trying to work out similar ways and they are trying to help each other in order to stand against washington with iran's help russia's for a into syria has been a battlefield success that allowed them to reposition themselves on the world stage for iran russia is
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a strong ally it feels it can trust. the day before putin's visit a russian company broke ground on two new power plants due to be built at the bush era nuclear facility the project is a ten year commitment both presidents have said that political dialogue is the next step in syria and whatever a postwar peace looks like it will no doubt be heavily influenced by iran and russia and as both countries drop a roadmap for future cooperation in the middle east how they deal with serious humanitarian crisis is likely to become an important benchmark of their success. the u.s. has agreed to a deal worth more than a billion dollars to service f. fifteen fighter jets it includes a new maintenance and training center with improved cyber security is home to one of the largest u.s. military bases. britain and israel will be marking this and tannery of the balfour declaration in the coming hours of knox the day that foreign secretary lord alfred
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balfour pledged to help establish a jewish homeland in palestine israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu is on his way to the u.k. to meet prime minister to resign may where he'll attend a dinner to mark the anniversary in his speech may is expected to call a peace deal based on a two state solution between israel and palestine. the balfour declaration is a significant event in the history of zionism and will mark this as an important event thursday in london in addition to marking this is storable event i will have important diplomatic and economic meetings. prime minister to reason may and foreign secretary boris johnson in the meeting which reason may i intend to raise concrete proposals on how to deal with the failures of a nuclear agreement with iran thousands of palestinians were forced to flee their homes as a result of the balfour declaration but it smith met one man in gaza who remembers the final years of the british mandate of palestine. at the age of ninety four
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mohammed al hay sea is almost as old as the british commonwealth cemetery in gaza it's the final resting place for thousands of soldiers killed as they fought for empire in one nine hundred seventeen and then in the second world war a permanent reminder of britain's pivotal role in shaping the destiny of today's palestinians. from the beginning the british mandate it was obvious they love jews they supplied him with everything including weapons tanks food everything they put pressure on us the law was that if a single bullet was found in the hands of a palestinian he would be hanged immediately mohammed fought with other palestinians against the arms zionist groups that attacked the villages before the creation of israel. we didn't really know what balfour meant only later did we realize they've been given a national home to the jews at a time we were not really able to win the war and with the jewish groups simply
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britain favorite the jews and gave them our lands to establish their own state and we had no other choice but to flee and leave our lands mohammed would be among the seven hundred thousand palestinians who fled walked in one thousand nine hundred forty eight had just become israel. one hundred years after the promises made by the wall for the military being behind our land our homes our farms you know we were refugees depending on food no electricity no water under c.h. . does mohammed think they'll ever be peace here they killed us left us hungry into a refugee how can there be peace he asks burnet smith al-jazeera gaza and bethlehem the british artist banksy has marked the anniversary as a unique way as harry forces reports. in the occupied west bank a twisted version of a british street party to mark the hundred year legacy of the balfour declaration
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it's the work of street artist banksy outside his bethlehem the guests of honor palestinian children from nearby refugee camps and her majesty queen elizabeth the second sort of. sort of saying sorry. to support of the national aspirations of a people who'd suffered discrimination and violence for hundreds of years the wording of the declaration contained a disparity that's borne bitter fruit in the hundred years since promising a national home for the then and future jewish immigrants well only safeguarding or committing to the civil and religious rights of the non jews who lived in palestine of the time ninety percent of the population. on the other side of the separation barrier students and academics at hebrew university debate its consequences it was one in monger many and gave a very important thing for the duration but nevertheless what happened on the
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ground was even more important what happened on the ground happened under the all forty of the british mandate which began a year after the declaration in centers like jaffa palestinian economic and cultural life emerging from autumn and rule was beginning to flourish at the same time jewish immigration accelerated the zionist project already underway now have the support of a major nation to do. this is the beginning of israel and also the beginning of the recognition of israel by the world wide net of the balfour declaration deprive many of their property as nine one of them and in the few gee i live in to fight refugee camp i can't go back to my original village. by the one nine hundred forty s. britain worried about a forcible creation of a jewish state was attempting to hold back jewish immigration now the zionists targeted the british ninety one people were killed in the bombing of mandate headquarters at jerusalem's king david hotel. holocaust global sympathy for the
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jewish cause surged in one hundred forty eight when the british withdrew the state of israel was declared the palestinians that moment is remembered as the nakba or catastrophe when hundreds of thousands of people lost their homes and land students at university in the occupied west bank say it all began with balfour. we won't settle for an apology. then we'll accept the apology. and in bethlehem palestinian protesters weren't settling for a british commemoration no matter how satirical for them the centuries since the balfour declaration has been one of displacement disposition and occupation. al-jazeera in the occupied west bank let's go to view now from norman phil. american political scientist lecturer and writer specializing in the israel palestinian conflict he joins us now via skype from new york city good to have you with us. today and planning to ask the british government to apologize for the
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declaration and to recognize the state of palestine based on nine hundred sixty seven borders what response do you think they'll get. it's perfectly obvious. there is no possibility whatsoever. that the british will publish the balfour declaration or use the other common term now who atone for the balfour declaration this is another pointless exercise by me. to the slack from divert attention from where the real political issues even cover the case that the british were to apologize home for about for that ration by practical effect would that have. zero israel is a done deal. a movie rio is not going to go in reverse and we're going to go back
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to nine hundred seventeen or for that matter and more hey it's not going to happen . the fact of the matter is that this past year. twenty seventeen was also the fiftieth anniversary of israel's occupation of the west bank couldn't east roussillon and gaza that's a lie. israel is a done deal but the occupation as a law it was a coalition why did the palestinian authority due in june this past year come mark occupation it exactly nothing or are there any demonstrations there were no demonstrations whenever comes to practical political work which can actually have and the fact real life suffer on the palestinian authority does nothing but the simple reason that it's paid for by the united states and israel
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these are collaborators karrar and that collaborators and so they wait for these symbolic meaningless moments to show their or our commitment to the coolers and the summer coming up right now in the summer of one nine hundred eighty seven to sneak into separate twenty seventeen there's another important i'm very serene it's the thirtieth anniversary of the intifada the first intifada you can be absolutely certain you can be absolutely sure that the palestinian authority will completely and totally ignore the first start of the thirtieth anniversary because that's a practical political event at this point out for purely symbolic completely meaning many british people will have heard of. james balfour and yet for many palestinians his name is all too familiar what
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palestinians to make of the fact that israel's prime minister netanyahu will be in london the tending this this dinner to mark the anniversary of the declaration. well it's because. you're in need. because nothing you know who live in israel is in general they know how to exploit political moments which are useful for them so let's take a simple example the bell for their cooperation i think in my memory is it something like sixty five words into more incentives one sentence which was written a hundred years ago why is it that one hundred years later a full century later we still remember it as one sentence and since very simple because the zionist movement and then the state of israel
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exploited that political opportunity they exploited one sentence and her and that sentence turned out there were rationing into a political force such a political force that even a century later you endo who are are interviewing me in brooklyn new york about one sentence other or written a century ago that's being political that's exploiting capitalizing on political opportunities whether you like the zionist movement or are not whether he'll like israel or not they are shrewd stew political people politicians now ted the palestinian authority in two thousand for begun a spectacular victory in the international court of justice the advisory opinion of
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the i.c.j. declaring the wall that israel has built in the occupied palestinian territories is what you called in my opinion incorrectly the separation barrier sort of separation barrier. it's an an extension barrier there and next thing about ten percent of the west bank what the palestinians do with. who even remember or is it any more who we didn't know was about me or the international court of justice to clear the will illegal it declared the occupier house to me and israeli occupation oh oh oh oh oh oh oh the west bank in gaza is that the model of how instantly and self-determination there are so many opportunities to explore and ask the lawyers on that international court of justice if it's less than ten years oh no it's been completely forgotten but everyone remembers their vote for their cooperation
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because israelis know how to exploit political opportunity many thanks indeed the thoughts that are of norman finkelstein. another two thousand range of minority muslims have crossed into bangladesh fleeing what the u.n. has called ethnic cleansing in manama starving and exhausted they waited in muddy fields on the border before the bangladesh military let them cross more than six hundred thousand people have fled since august following a military crackdown in response to what man claims attacks by injured groups let's go live now to yangon another ten thousand refugees i'm sorry a stranded in a no man's land between the two countries florence louis is in yangon and can that tell us more about those people stranded between the that that border area. that's right adrian now and it's still not entirely clear why they're why they're
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still stranded there now reports are emerging about they are waiting for permission by the authorities to enter bangladesh and such situations are not on common it's more varies about how many people are waiting at the border area to how many days they've been waiting there there was a report of just a couple of weeks about two weeks ago about two thousand people stranded there because they were waiting for bangladeshi border guards to vet them before they were allowed to enter bangladesh and to move on to refugee camps there now but this just serves to underscore how this crisis in northern rakhine state is still ongoing now these people who've made their way to the border area would have heard from friends and relatives and neighbors who've already made it into bangladesh about just how difficult conditions are in the camps and they would have known about the difficult track days long track they would have had to make to make it to the border area yet they are still undertaking these journeys now we've been hearing from people in the beauty dong which is in northern rakhine state about
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just why they've been fleeing as well now the military says it seized military operations of the crackdown on september fifth but after that we were still getting reports of houses and villages being burnt down but lately what people were injured villagers have been telling us is these acts of violence are not being committed by myanmar soldiers but by a kind buddhists mobs with me on dorothy's still unable or perhaps unwilling to stop these acts of violence so hinder refugees are making and taking that difficult decision to leave their lands in their property in their home because they feel they can no longer live safely in myanmar and that their properties are being looted so there's nothing left for them in myanmar ok florence but effects do tourist larry lives in yangon. we got a weather update next here on the news out then taking a stand for women how miss peru contestant. a pageant into protest.
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the liver disease often seen an impoverished countries a city california homeless community. at its for profit outside a world cup one record with a win at the paris post. from the neon lights of asia. to the city that never sleeps. hello that to dry low humidity northeast monsoon setting quite nicely of a china and it's still f a thursday temperature is what you might argue quite high twenty four in shanghai and twenty nine in hong kong probably feels beautiful but once more because the circulation is happening in the philippines we're feeding moisture back into the east coast it looks cloudy or rather more humid at least in hong kong come friday to. start to rain i suppose later in the day or maybe on saturday
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a few showers are still possible in the far west of china otherwise it's a dry and the humidity environment and here's a secular nation is talking about but a mass of rain over the philippines in the last twenty four hours and this is the active area actually the white blob is just south of her she means out of vietnam circulation then developing to the west the philippines but an arguably weaker one is already in the system so this is the area of most significant rain mostly of the water but not entirely and they say also it's drifting in this direction so it's heading towards southern thailand. it's still wet i look at it here and for the second sumatra singapore or and the very wet weather risk area and that's extends out through born year and still has java. the weather sponsored by cattle and mace. in colombia transforming urban waste into building long years just depressing the west blasting the war we can finish. making in just ten years and in
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singapore fragile farms and living building anything you do on land on the ground doesn't make sense to do that on a building now can we mike of not just decorative that can we make it biologically productive earthrise discovers cutting edge solutions for sustainable city at this time on al-jazeera. but it. would have to have him. yes. we wanted to work that's what our formulation are you trying to get them down to just. jump on the structure. of the building today. it's tough on al-jazeera.
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good t.v. with us avery and so they get here in doha with the other top stories this hour on al-jazeera u.s. prosecutors have charged a truck driver with terrorism related crimes following the new york attack on tuesday eight people were killed what was back immigrant say follow siple stay at a pickup truck into a lane filled with cyclists at the desk. in response to the attack the us president donald trump says that he plans to end the diversity visa lottery program he says that it allowed the goes back suspect to legally enter the u.s. iran's supreme leader ayatollah ali harmony has told russia's president vladimir putin that they must step up cooperation to isolate the u.s. and help stabilize the middle east the goal follows a threat by u.s.
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president donald trump to abandon the iranian nuclear deal. lawyers from facebook twitter and google have revealed the social media posts they say russia used to try to sway last year's u.s. presidential election the tech giants told the senate intelligence committee that they found evidence of russian operatives using companies as a front to post on behalf of moscow mike hanna reports from washington. among democrats the suspicion that russian meddling led to president victory in last year's election but the republican chair of the committee insisted this was not the case attacking media outlets that speculated it was a lot of folks including many in the media have tried to reduce this entire conversation to one premise foreign actors conducted a surgical executed covert operation to help elect a united states president i'm here to tell you this story does not simplify that easily first. the senior democrat on the committee though argued that some of the
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fake facebook posts clearly had political intent this one apparently intended to turn christian voters against hillary clinton. what was not contested was the deeply divisive nature of the social media posts which the company's lawyers agreed with clearly aimed at widening fault lines within us society over sensitive social issues ads that argued opposing positions over gun control for example which served to inflame an already contentious debate and a fake posting by a non-existent muslim group advertising a meeting at the same time in place as one called by another fake creation that was purportedly anti islamic the intent it would seem to foment violence last month person trump called russian purchase facebook ads a hoax i've looked at those russian sponsored facebook ads i certainly hope you've
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had a chance to review them are they in fact a hoax no the existence of those ads were on facebook and was not a hoax and underlying this another hearings on the matter concerns over censorship and free speech this is a daunting effort the debate about where the line should be drawn is just beginning mike hanna al-jazeera washington there's been a shooting at a hypermarket in the u.s. state of colorado police say the two men were killed and a woman injured after shots were fired in a wal-mart store that happened in the city of thornton just northeast of denver police say that there is currently quote no active shooter. saudi arabia says that it's investigating an air strike in yemen the northern province which killed at least twenty six people coalition planes are reported to have struck a hotel in a market in the district near the saudi border that's a stronghold for hooty rebels the saudi led military alliance launched an air campaign against the peace in twenty fifteen it's supporting yemen's government led
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by months or hadi syria's the most dangerous country in the world for journalists more than two hundred have been killed since the start of the war six years ago dozens are in prison or have been kidnapped by armed groups including i saw many are still missing. reports now from gaziantep in turkey near the border with syria on the challenges that journalists face in covering the conflict. this is. known as a bully is eat when the syrian uprising started in two thousand and eleven he joined the hundreds of activists turned journalists he took his camera and went wherever there was a story to tell a protest or it battle this is by covering bush to take over how this would be his last assignment. was killed a few days later. this was eight months ago but mother is still coming to terms
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with her grief. my son spent the whole time covering protests and war he used to tell me he'd take me on a trip all over the world once the war was over and that he'd never leave me again . syria is the most dangerous country in the world for journalists. despite that many take to the streets to document every detail of the war standing a few meters from where bombs are landing many have lost their lives including photographer. who was killed last year. and. a local reporter covering the war for channel he was shot by a sniper. in two thousand and thirteen. fighting in syria shows no sign of letting government forces recapture more territory the rebels. is one of the
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few citizen journalists still operating in the villages or mountain area in northwestern province. has covered some of the deadliest russian and government attacks and. each time we go off in the aftermath of an attack the government warplanes launch another strike killing drone over some paramedics i have seen terrifying scene bodies mutilated or burned beyond recognition. spends his days in the frontline and when he gets back home he posts his pictures of social media he wants the world to remember the atrocities of war as the conflict in syria continues activists and journalists will continue what they have been doing for the last six years showing the horrors of war to millions of people all over the world and despite the do. angels they say they remain committed to taking the risk to
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tell the story how sure of al-jazeera got the answer one of catalonia fact ministers got a hostile reception from pro union supporters in spain's capital romano about affair is one of fourteen members of the dissolved government has been summoned to face possible rebellion charges filed madrid court the lawyer for the former catalan president carlos pushed him off says that he is in brussels and isn't expected to return with more on that david chase her reports her tomorrow's lawyer was talking about his client's case here in the town of hill in the west of belgium he said he was feeling very confident very well and very combative now he's due to appear in a court in madrid at nine a.m. on thursday morning but his lawyer said there was little chance he would actually appear at the court because he feared he would be arrested the lawyer said that he
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was looking at the possibility that his client could be actually questioned here in belgium by the court over the telephone or by skype it's not at all clear whether that could happen but it certainly happened in previous cases that the lawyer has actually managed let's hear what he had to say in the where she says on the morrow we will see if what we are offering is approved and we will examine if the sentences he is facing are not disproportionate and if his fundamental rights are respected the court has also instructed the depose cattle and cabinet to deposit up to seven million dollars in case of penalties and they've got to do that within three days they're facing charges of sedition rebellion and misuse of public funds that could put them behind bars for up to thirty years. the catalan government's website has now been updated the web address is actually president in exile dot edu the belgian prime minister said this week that the more would be treated just like
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any other citizen visiting brussels but the interior minister said on wednesday that they were thinking about providing protection for him exactly what that would amount to nobody yet knows the u.k.'s defense minister has quit scimitar developing scandal over sexual harassment at westminster michael fallon says his behavior may have fallen short of the standards expected of the u.k.'s military he's been accused of improper conduct towards a journalist fifteen years ago in recent days allegations have been made about m.p.'s conduct including my own many of these allegations have been false but i realise that in the past i may have fallen below the high standards that we require of the armed forces that i have the honor to represent. i have reflected now on my position in government and i am therefore resigning as defense secretary
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contestants in the miss peru competition have turned a pageant into a protest by quoting statistics on violence against women a warning this report from sanchez includes some graphic images. one by one twenty three women vying to represent the do at the miss universe competition surprised the audience at the municipal theatre instead of revealing their body measurements they had a message. my name is camille i can call her and i represent the department of my figures are two thousand two hundred two cases of reported fame aside in the past nine years in my country my thanks to. the candidates walked in post on the runway against the backdrop of victims of rape and murder the women listed the statistics of the crimes. we know some of my name is samantha but i
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represent my figures are a girl dies every ten minutes as a result of sexual exploitation that's. the idea to change the tone of the competition was that of pageant director jessica newton she did it after learning many of the candidates have also been victims of abuse this in the thing when among the one hundred fifty women who participated in the competition we came up with thirty finalists and among are we learned several here right harassed and this is awful. if. the government says over a three month period this year more than eleven hundred women were raped and nearly fifty percent of peruvians personally know of a woman who's been a victim of abuse by their partners in latin america who has one of the highest number of cases of abuse. against women the ruling party in congress is planning to pass harsh laws against violators especially after recent reports of abuse last
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weekend man was arrested for allegedly raping his two month old baby ending shock waves around the country. although the law abiders the death penalty many are asking for a change in the constitution peruvians continuously protest the lack of protection and the growing number of cases thank you many criticized whether the beauty platform was the best to address the issue but for now the message given voice to the victims has been heard in a scientist i just leave to the former leader of the now dispended revolutionary armed forces of colombia or fark is running for president in next year's election no other than as timoshenko was the top commander of sag he became a key figure in the peace process to end latin america's longest running conflict. the us congress is beginning to examine the official response to hurricane maria
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six weeks after the storm devastated the territory of puerto rico but there are accusations that they only want to hear from those who give the trumpet ministration the thumbs up the u.n. says the situation on the island remains alarming with thousands of people without power or running water she had potentially reports from washington. six weeks to the day after hurricane maria devastated put a rico the mayor of san juan was scheduled to be giving testimony at a congressional hearing on the u.s. government's response not holding this press conference in a corridor on capitol hill thank you very much but the hearing was scrapped by republicans once they heard that a democratic congressman had invited the outspoken man to testify why do you think the republicans cancelled today's hearings. i don't know the fact is that they did not the fact is that with that they tried to silence the voice. and the voices that i represent and they did not accomplish i think they know it's very difficult.
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have a dialogue look good when actions look really bad so they know they haven't done. governor rick how to resale received a very different reception in washington d.c. he was invited to the white house where he thanked donald trump for his leadership the president appeared satisfied. how would you grade the white house. i too was attending however it was clear that the man whom the president. wouldn't have agreed in her testimony to congress president trump again in a reality that is just. his own doing well i was too water with human excrement and sleeping on a cot. in san juan he was playing in mar-a lago so when you're live from that perspective it's not that you don't get it said you don't want to get the congressman who invited mccready's is disappointed. in the witness could tell the
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story like someone. involved in it so. we offered invitation but should we draw any conclusions from the fact that when they heard about the invitation they cancel the entire hearing well. if they heard about it on friday. and. then that leads me to believe they didn't want to hear. the congressman and the mayor are adamant that this is not over. washington in the u.s. some cities in california struggling to respond to an outbreak of hepatitis a twenty people have died and the outbreak is the worst of its kind in the u.s. in twenty years homeless people are among those west affected as jacob ward reports from san diego. mike who asked that we not show his face says he blames only him
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self for being homeless i knew intellectually in the back of my mind. this money was going to run out but he blames homelessness for giving him hepatitis a my had a happy day you know and i didn't pick that up again you know it's transferred through legal material. san diego is best known for its beaches and big money but with average rent at an all time high of almost two thousand dollars a month between five thousand and seven thousand people are homeless here and now more than nineteen have died from the liver disease most often seen in impoverished rural communities we think that environmental sanitation is really the key factor that's causing this outbreak so for homeless individuals who are living in encampments and don't have access to hand washing or toilet facilities if they're infected with the virus and don't have a place where they can safely go to the bathroom or wash their hands after using the bathroom then when they come back to that camp then they can easily in fact
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others it's not clear how anyone can stay clean enough to avoid infection. this is the baseball stadium here in san diego and until recently it was the one place that the homeless population had to use a public restroom but that restroom is now closed and people who run shelters here have told us that when they've tried to set up temporary facilities on their grounds even on church grounds the city comes and pulls them out from being in adequately sanitary and on top of violence and danger and all of the fear of being homeless just taking care of basic needs is almost impossible in the city. with the sound of high rise construction all around us mike says life is only getting harder it's tough enough out here if you're twenty eight and i'm fifty eight san diego officials say they're spraying bleach and offering vaccines but even a short walk around the city reveals that it's most desperate will need more than
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that. jake aboard al-jazeera san diego just ahead on the news in sport the limbic flame touches down in south korea with organizers hoping its arrival will spot some much needed local interest in the winter games.
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hello again time now for sports his foreign. thanks very much we start with football and taught them our through to the last sixteen of the champions league they beat defending champions around one hundred three one at london's wembley stadium delhi alys scored twice for tottenham while christian eriksson added
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a third cristiana would although did come through for ryal in the final minutes but it wasn't enough taught him go through as group h. winners english primarily side manchester city are also through to the knockout round they came from a goal down to beat napoli four to. a side league group with twelve points while there were eight games in total on wednesday turkish side has edged closer to the knockout round with a one one draw with monaco group the leaders liverpool also close in on a last sixteen spot they beat him are both three no at anfield and shacked are danielle also stay on track to qualify for the next round ten is now on rafa nadal has become the oldest man ever to hold the world number one spot at the end of the year the thirty one year old be churning chang in his second round match at the paris masters to remain the men's top ranked player needs our one at seventy five six three it's the fourth time the spaniard will finish the year as the world
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number one after doing so in two thousand and eight twenty ten twenty thirty. and we have much more. when the new season. even. but it is different. big between the first time and. that's so if you mean means i want. to keep playing in this level let's. robin asked before see the alexanders of ram of germany to advance to the third round dutchman won it in three sets three six six two six two was the final score. there was a shock i guess it as wildcard julian bond twelve fought back from a set down to be fellow frenchman joe will for the song to advance to the third round two six seven six six two the score and now one.
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or two russian skiers have been banned for life from the olympics over the tsotsi twenty fourteen winter games doping scandal alexander look often is compared to getting balog for the first russian athletes to be sanctioned for breaking anti-doping rules it follows a probe by the i.o.c. into allegations of doping among russian competitors and sample tampering at the games mcauliffe was stripped of his both his gold and several medals from sochi but did not medal the i.o.c. says more decisions will be made in the following days. although of a plane has touched down in south korea with organizers hoping its arrival will spark increase interest in next year's winter games. chang is being overshadowed by security fears caused by the north korean crisis tony berkeley reports. thirty years after the seoul summer games the olympic flame returned to south korea
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on wednesday ready for the winter and paralympics in february came by plane direct from athens and was carried by kim yawner the korean figure skater who won a gold medal at the vancouver games. the slogan for the torch relay is let everyone shine it means that the inextinguishable olympic flame will shed light on the hope passion and future of everyone the games being held in going one province eighty five kilometers from the north korean border and after more than a decade of work to fail bids and chapters of controversy over the new locations construction delays and costs the organizing committee says that nearly everything has now been completed with the entire project costing thirteen billion dollars korea needs these games to be a financial success not just a sporting one it's not just the cost that's causing. the threat posed by north
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korea in the current crisis and that's reflected in poor international ticket sales organizers are hopeful that with the arrival of the olympic flame it will kickstart demand. the south korean public has been largely apathetic so far with many complaining about high ticket prices and a shortage of accommodation it's worrying local businesses which have invested heavily for the games. it is regrettable that the olympics boom is falling short of our expectations so far however grim people react when they are pressed for time so i expect a boom. explanation old growth for the remaining one hundred days. what we are trying to achieve is peace on the korean peninsula therefore there should never be any armed conflict and cannot be any military moves on the peninsula without our preapproval. north korea hasn't said yet whether it will be sending a team to the games flame a set off a two thousand kilometer tour of the south before reaching for the opening ceremony
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on february the ninth many here believe the success or failure of these games depends on what the north does or doesn't do. tony berkley al-jazeera south korea and that's all your support for now more later many thanks darren jordan here to update you on the day's top stories in just a couple of. the sky. should be no borders up here. only horizons. as an airline we don't believe in boundaries we believe in bringing people together the world's better that way. it is a right for all of us to go where we need to go to feel the things we want to fail . to see the people we want to see. that's why we'll continue to fly the skies
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