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engine. zero. sixty seven words that spelled promise for one people but ended up a disaster for another. that led to the establishment of a jewish homeland at the expense of the palestinians one hundred years on al-jazeera world tells the story of the british declaration that changed the middle east for seeds of discord this time. al jazeera. you know i'm rob matheson and this is the news live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes.
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driving out big advances against the group and iraq. thousands of catalans protest against the detention of their leaders is a spanish judge issues and the rest warrant for the deposed regional president. a stopover in hawaii before u.s. president donald trump heads to five nations in twelve days we'll preview his asia tour and the challenges it poses. and we'll introduce you to the new wave of hong kong weaving modern life into an ancient cruft. has suffered significant setbacks on two fronts in iraq the prime minister has announced the recapture. on the syrian border and has taken control of the city.
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but as reports that are fears of an escalation in civil war between government forces fighting for the ground last. syrian army is expanding its military gains in the eastern part of the country government forces have retaken the city of dale saw after months of fighting they are now moving north to secure major oil fields but moving north could lead to clashes between the army and he says main rival the syrian democratic forces of the. coalition of kurdish factions and backed by the united states of america. following a series of targeted operations units from our armed forces in cooperation with the allied forces fulfill their mission restoring order and stability to the entire city of the resort after destroying the hideouts of the remnants of the terrorist organization of. these are icily fighters celebrating their control of dale
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saw and iraq in two thousand and fourteen the group launched a spectacular attack sweeping through eastern syria. and city to towns on the border with turkey but isis gains was shortlived its fighters from northern syria following a major campaign by a coalition led by the united states of america and a turkish cross border operation in two thousand and sixteen. and two weeks ago the . ice an art of itself proclaimed capital city with daryl saw finally under its control the syrian army only have one more pocket of i still territory to delaware the border city of. it's already under attack there by iraqi forces if i see
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a loser book a man its presence in syria would come to an end the syrian army which has suffered major setbacks over the last six years says it's determined to take all the territory it lost including. the house like a promise which are still under the control of kurdish and opposition groups. well as we mentioned iraqi forces now have full control of all high and near the syrian border stephanie decker in dog province has more on i suppose latest loss in iraq. why. border. the border with syria. there are. certain. very.
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it does. of course. in the terms of holding territory but it doesn't mean that the group will no longer pose a threat well united states is carried out to air strikes targeting eisel fighters in somalia it's thought to be the first time it's targeted the group there the strikes were in the northeast has been gathering recruits it's not clear how many of its members were killed while a grip on syria and iraq has been broken a link to the group have continued across the world this week a man drove a truck of pedestrians in new york killing eight people and injuring twelve others in june three attackers in a van targeted people walking on london bridge before leaving the vehicle and stopping a number of customers in nearby bars and restaurants eight people died forty four
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people were killed in bombings in coptic christian churches in egypt in april more than one hundred were injured that have been also significant attack in barcelona istanbul. with dream of a caliphate coming to an end the question is what happens now. is director of the national security program at the bipartisan policy center he's joining us from washington d.c. thank you very much indeed for your time is the battle against eisold being won or is it just changing. good to be with you rob. it is certainly one. going on the last three years the physical destruction of the how they. want me but it is also moving in the new and what's more. one of them with your order was. for you were this is all or if it's for the fall it is.
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your. fault if you know that an ideology of recruitment of the workers or if you spread. through online and other means not to go further. in syria when it comes to syria as we were talking about was mentioning in his reports the. threat from isis has as you say changed to. a common enemy if you like it is being reduced how great is the risk of the that is going to expose fighting between the syrian army and those in the opposition which of course some of which are backed by the u.s. . yeah i think there's a number of risks that are now being opened up one is what happens with these territories from morocco on down there is or through the euphrates valley you know i'm always if we're fighting or. what happens the spirit for islam for freedom
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licenses. for all of the software even their aggression in the marine bastards are they captured us or listen or are they sort of left to their own fate and i think this is also part of the politics that this for days it's not just about being nice is that it's about trying to make sure that whether it's ice is two point zero or if there's a. dozen to three lives if either three in a president lack of governance were this a faction or third some sunni communities on either side of the story that often border and so i think there isn't really a danger if you're not just fighting. whatever happens next but leaving ground where we have another. following on from the thought of seeing the the ground work for them being laid at the moment with the number of global attacks by individuals that we've seen over the pasta eighteen months or so.
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we certainly are and i think what you see is that no matter how good we are the military. of finding the leaders of the networks rooting them out of whatever. the slaughter i knew a lot. of the ones that still online watch some videos read some blogs and be motivated violence and then also find in such an obvious carry out that violence we have a point how do. we not even thought about what the tradeoffs are of their society here in the united states that values. a lot of it's very often seen how the three will be able online carry out attacks versus trying to control that. those are really hard i mean a lot of doesn't. mean that we've been fighting this place for sixteen years.
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maybe now we will look into how do you think that the world security organizations are able to adapt and change to try to do with the onset of attacks from individuals that we've been seeing. look i think the sort of attack that we saw in manhattan this week is going to be very hard for anyone to stop this was a individual who did not travel to syria or iraq and it's. normally associated with that he was not a foreign fighter you did not come to the united states already radicalized he did not attend a radical mosque. radicalized your we look at online behavior for no right now obviously all the facts. and you did not go out and buy weapons for your explosives or engage in any activity that would raise red flags and so that sort of fact is
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there you are any sort of law enforcement. hats and stuff i think it's more into replier it's not how do we stop this how do we. how do we fight. this ideology this starting place radical message is undermining this ideology or that there is an alternative to the violence very thing that is another kind of put forward forgive me for interrupting you and i apologize time is slightly against us but very briefly given the fact that i suppose dream of a caliphate appears to have being dissipated at the moment by the action that's being taken against it what do you think is motivating the fighters know that given that the spread out they don't have the cohesiveness that they once stood. well i think partly the bandits. anybody you really know this whole state is seeing that south a song will now obviously want this played out against those who are bringing about
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that and we have to remember that or isis was the result you know model which was all about striking at the heart of what is their enemy what sense is that this is the united states and i think you can see isis with either model which is really playing to drive the united states. through houston in the middle east and then a whole and how they but i think this is what's going to remain studies that there's going to need to are or even the minds. in the in the suit so i think manhattan is probably not a lot for fear of them. really good to get your thoughts on this thank you very much indeed thanks for having me robert. an international search and arrest warrants been issued for the ousted catalan president carlos puts them on he remains in belgium what his lawyer says the former leader will fight extradition it stirred up plenty of anger back home as andrew symonds reports from barcelona. the
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judge's action came as crowds protested in barcelona about the jailing order made on thursday just before they started gathering colace pleased them all appeared on belgian television again denying that he's a baiting justice of the peace i'm ready to face it but to face real justice so i'm not going away i'm here and i've instructed my lawyers to inform belgian justice the time ready to fully cooperate. fully. back in barcelona the crowds demanded the release of the eight sacked ministers from police demands cabinet as they await trial clapping and chanting our president is pleased to know. catalonia is still in shock after the jailing order from the judge at spain's national court the
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intensity of emotion is written on this woman's face carmel for carde president of parliament returns to see her staff after a separate hearing at the supremes call that was adjourned they managed to convey a little bit about that a good bye i ask you to keep working to improve this country so people still know that this is their parliament and we are here the members of the parliament because the people have voted for us and we are here to serve this country but it's hard to serve your country from a jail cell when she and five other elected officials return to court next week they could be sent to prison to await their trials as well this politician believes the spanish government was clever and. calling elections for next month but the call to action is misguided they threw away their best card how can you say now that the spanish government and the powers of the state in general the courts
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included are not repressing when they put people in jail without bail people who organized a vote nobody can understand that it's uncomprehensible mr barr serves on the city council let's now the only visible political force here and so city hall is sending out a message while on the other side of the square the palace that used to be the seats of power is vacant and the people are restless. the emotions have shifted so much on the square one week ago they were elated celebrating with the declaration of the session now well look there they are holding on to their small panels demanding freedom the political prisoner. under civil al-jazeera lawful or. u.s. president donald trump landed in hawaii just a short time ago he's there on a stopover as he makes his way to asia it's going to be tom's longest foreign trip
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yet visiting china japan vietnam south korea and the philippines over twelve days and as a white house correspondent kelly holcomb explains the north korean nuclear threat will feature highly joining the tour. as president donald trump has worked to nurture relationships on u.s. soil with chinese president xi and japanese prime minister abbay dinners at mar a lago even a rounds of golf president trump for the birdie now trumps headed for his first trip as president to asia it's a twelve day tour to visit japan south korea china vietnam and the philippines and given trump's inconsistent stance on foreign policy issues no one's quite sure what to expect. they will be met with fire fury and frankly power. looming over the visit is trump's brazen rhetoric with north korean leader kim jong un trumps escalated the crisis and raise fears even the smallest miscalculation on
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both sides could lead to war unlike the trip in the spring by u.s. vice president pence white house officials say trump will not visit the south korean side of the demilitarized zone overlooking north korea instead he'll visit u.s. soldiers at nearby camp humphries trumps meeting with leader moon could be tense trumps inflame the relationship by suggesting south korea alone pay for the u.s. missile defense system in its south. pole moon has reminded trump there can be no military action against north korea without souls consent their money manipulators their currency manipulators trumps china visit may be equally complicated on the campaign trail bash china's a currency manipulator stealing american jobs officials say he'll make a similar argument over unfair trade practices well in beijing and private
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enterprise in open markets is the best model to increase prosperity throughout the region and despite trump's positive relationship with japan's leader. there is concern in that nation that trumps tough talk on north korea continues to put the country and wider region at risk those fears are casting a shadow over trump's attendance at two major economic summit in vietnam and also in the philippines overall it is a hefty agenda for a region that remains wary given donald trump's consistently unpredictable diplomatic style can really help at al-jazeera washington. plenty more ahead on the news hour including directly contradicting the trumpet ministration on climate change the findings of an exhaustive report by thirteen us government agencies. argentina's former vice president has been arrested on corruption charges. there
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isn't anything that's ever going to be perfect but if the team goes on a day after winning their first world series the houston astros are thrown into the debate on whether to celebrate the white house details with joe in sports. the u.n. is urging restraint to restore food water and health services to six hundred refugees who are refusing to leave its decommissioned prison camp and papua new guinea's island nonnes services were cops when the camp closed on tuesday but refugees are too scared to move out because of previous attacks by locals it's truly a runs off sort of prison camps to house refugees who try to reach the country by boat diplomatic editor james bays has more from the united nations there is growing . in the united nations in geneva strong statements coming from the office of the
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high commissioner for human rights condemning the actions of a stray papua new guinea and here in new york in recent hours i spoke to the high commissioner for refugees who expressed his deep concern we're worried now about the humanitarian conditions of these people because the center disclosing. and no proper plans have been made to support these people so this is now the urgent matter that needs to be tackled that we believe that australia has a responsibility in helping finding a solution for this do you believe that australia in this instance and in its overall refugee policy is living up to its commitments in international humanitarian law we have had a difference of opinion everybody knows that over the outsourcing of of reception in man a silent in the now row and we have disagreed with this aspect of their asylum
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policy but we keep talking to them about that so the picture of me is is is not the is not uniform we have to look at the different aspects of australia's refugee policies and some are very good on others we the discussion is open the un has long condemned australia's policy of contract ing out its refugee obligations by paying neighboring countries to process asylum seekers the key now i think will be public opinion inside a stray or even the most neutral observer will i think conclude that the events of the last few days have been a complete mess the refugees refusing to leave the camp are released a video pleading with the australian government to secure their safety they're asking to be allowed to seek asylum in new zealand australia has repeatedly refused new zealand's offer to relocate up to one hundred fifty refugees is the island's prime new prime minister meets her australian counterpart on sunday. the un says
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more than a million have fled persecution in me and many are living in camps in neighboring bangladesh but hundreds have managed to find a new home in the u.s. especially in chicago john hendren reports. half a world away from me m r hundreds of brilliant you have found a distant refuge in america's midwest but for many like abdul-jabbar a manilla their thoughts are of home their relatives and pictures and videos of their villages on fire. but he said and i mean even though i'm here in safety in you know it has to be even i'm going to sit in here so i feel not happy some four hundred range of families about fifteen hundred people have moved here to chicago in the city's rohingya cultural center they gather for help in applying for jobs and get medical advice they also come to plead for help for their relatives in me anymore or as many still call it burma only solution us military and united
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nation because china india everyone so you made any force military in world save life of and this and people didn't need your help those here are learning to speak english. badly and they're starting from scratch part of that. in burma is that they have no real access to state education and so when they get to america to be resettled they can be forty fifty or sixty years old and have no education whatsoever which means that my teaching english we have to start right at the beginning with the phonetic alphabet and just the sounds of the language and. they come here to divonne avenue some call it the most diverse street in america landing place of
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successive wave of immigrants to chicago from eastern europeans to orthodox jews pakistanis indians and now they're all hinges. here they form their own community where they share their own store and their own worries i'm more. about the fords because the government not allowed any international or united nations is a fear for those they left behind the real hinge here comfort themselves in knowing it least they've brought some of them to safety john hendren al-jazeera chicago the town but ministration has formally released a report the details the growing threats of climate change from human action and national climate assessment however is sharply at all to what the administration's policy my kind of reports from washington d.c. . president trump has publicly described the concept of climate change as a hoax and that was one of his reasons for announcing his intention of withdrawing the u.s. from the paris climate accord the paris climate accord is simply the latest example
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of washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the united states but he's directly contradicted by a report that maintains the u.s. is experiencing more heat and rainfall events that twenty five coastal cities experience more flooding and that sees could rise by between one and four feet by the end of the century all of consequence says the report of human action one of those who had to sign off on the report is a director of the environmental protection agency yet the senate to come from asian hearing scott pruitt indicated he too was a climate change skeptic let me say to you science tells us that the climate is changing and then human activity in some manner impacts that change the ability to measure with precision the degree and extent of that impact and what to do about it are subject to continued debate and dialogue. pruett has led the way in promoting
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fossil fuel production and rolling back several obama era rules aimed at curbing carbon output and limiting greenhouse gas emissions action the report says contribute to global warming the director of the e.p.a. did not stop there he ordered the removal of climate science pages that for two decades had featured on the agency's website for these reasons some had feared the national climate assessment would be blocked by an administration it contradicts but instead it appears that rather than prevent publication of the report president trump and his fellow climate change doubters have simply decided to ignore it good bye canada al-jazeera washington. still ahead on al-jazeera the agreement with the un ended up rooting colombia's a thriving cocaine business. and a french footballer suspended for kicking a fan in the head before a utopia league match jos going to have that story in sport.
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from the clear blue sky of the doha moon. to the fresh fruits and breeze in the city of you know. whether remain slushy settled across southern parts of china a little bit of a cloud there still affecting the far south of the country much of trying to find in try is further south where we got the really lively weather of the philippines sees a big storms wet weather driven in through that's a northeasterly monsoon across the south china seas into central and southern parts of vietnam so tied up with our typhoon of course this is the outer bands of the system affecting those central parts of vietnam further south clearly see the system swirling away here coming into southern parts of the region and diving down towards the gulf of thailand sustained winds of one hundred fifty kilometers per hour equipment to a category one storm lots of very heavy rain right across the region as we go on
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through the next couple of days tended to stick for a little further southwards in the process but some really disturbed weather coming through leading to widespread flooding and we have of course same flooding into the southeast of india recently all associated with this circulation which has been affecting good parts over time will not do chennai it hard for meter of rain come down in the last four days and further heavy downpours over the next couple of days as sad states picture more weather coming in and more heavy rain coming through for sunday. the weather sponsored by cattle and race. in colombia transforming urban waste into building long years just the percent of the west plastic the war finished. in just ten years and in singapore fragile farms and living buildings anything you do on land on the ground doesn't make sense to do that on
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a building now can we mike of not just decorative but can we make it biologically productive birthrights discovers cutting edge solutions for sustainable city at this time. and 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 a dry riverbed like this one five years on the syrians still feel that hurt for even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the war.
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you're watching all jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour their ak a prime minister has announced the great capture of the town of all came from but in syria government forces have taken control of the city of debts or the law says levi so with little open territory in the region. an international search and arrest warrant has been issued for the ousted catalan president pushed them on along with several of his aides remains in belgium for his flat to up a declaration of catalan independence which a lot has criticised spain on belgian. t.v. but what he describes as politicizing the justice system. u.s. president donald trump is often his longest foreign trip and yet he's just on a stopover in hawaii where he's met the commander of the u.s. pacific command and move on to china japan vietnam south korea and the philippines north korea's nuclear threat is expected to be high on the agenda well coffee talks
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a fellow at the chicago council on global affairs he's joining us now from chicago thank you very much for being with us given all the rhetoric that's gone on in the last few months is there anything that can really be achieved from this visit do you think well i think when donald trump gets to asia there are two things that can be achieved number one he's got to be there to reassure our allies that the united states has their defense in the front of his mind if north korea were to take any extra provocations if there were going to be an attack that the united states would be there to defend them the second thing that he can achieve is that he can ensure that both the allies in south korea and in japan are going to continue to back up the hard line policy including including increasing sanctions on north korea and of course then when he gets to china he's going to be able to press them not only on trade but also to find out how far the how exactly far they're willing to go in pressing north korea as well do you think that any of that is achievable given the words that he has spoken over the last few months about china and certainly he's
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made friends with with japan of course but there's a lot of dissension within that within asia towards the u.s. can he actually achieve anything. i think in south korea it's going to be a little bit of a harder sell but so far president moon the south korean president has done has done very well he often i think doesn't get the credit that he deserves for doing so of course in china is going to be a much more difficult sell i think over the past decade china has shown that it is unwilling to enforce sanctions but we have seen some movement from them so i think if he's there he has a good chance to press them a little bit more however i would expect results to be limited from his time in china these visits are invariably two levels on two levels one of which is politics on the public side of it the other side is of course trade which very often goes on behind closed doors is it going to be possible to separate north korea for example
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the trump administration's attitude towards china from those trade talks to make them effective no those are going to be i think one in the same thing trumping ministries and has said that it's willing to take a much harder line on trade in order to try to force action on north korea of course the chinese chinese officials have said that if it comes to a trade war that they will be ready and they are prepared to win such a war so separating in china is going to be very difficult however it will be much easier to do in south korea and japan in japan i think he's going to try to discuss that perhaps a bilateral trade agreement which he's brought up before but of course that will operate much separately from north korea and he's going to do the same in south korea where he is they're currently revising or renegotiating the bilateral trade agreement and that should operate separately from north korea as well how much do you think donald trump domestic problems are going to impact on this visit.
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well in terms of when he gets to asia i think that all of the countries obviously they're going to know and the question will be how much they trust him how much the influence they think he actually has that can influence the other countries positions and then you know that may make china more unwilling to follow along they may try to play hardball and they'll not give in when the past if he had been in a stronger position china would have been perhaps more willing to deal and now he's kind of given away that leverage talking of leverage do you think therefore that china and other south asian countries whose economies are booming are now in a position to not regard the u.s. influence in the way that they used to in the past because their record economies are strengthening all the time well of course they're going to have to regard the u.s. and because the u.s. is still an important player in the region but china is slowly cutting into that and specifically in southeast asia one of the law complaints that these countries have long had is that the united states hangs democracy democratization and human
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rights over their heads and quite frankly the they don't appreciate it in all cases i think thailand is a good example of that but now they have china with an open checkbook and china does not do these things and so china is willing to write those checks and fund infrastructure projects and a lot of other things that are needed and so in that way the u.s. influence is being is being undercut but i don't think that's going to be a detriment overall the united states is still an important player in the region in all the countries the united states to be involved to counterbalance china's influence a lot of this of course makes the assumption that donald trump is going to stay on the script twenty's during the during this this trip do you think he's likely to do that. well given his history i mean absolutely i think we will we obviously can't plan for it because it will be unexpected but everyone in the back of their mind is certainly thinking about that you know this is a very long trip twelve days and actually has just been extended so he can attend the east asia summit on the very last day and there are concerns with reports
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saying that even his own status concern that he could go off script and disrupt disrupt things in a major way if there are tweets that go out towards north korea that provoke them or undermine some of his other visits and that's a major concern for for you the united states the national security council staff and for our allies quite frankly call for a tall fellow at the chicago council on global affairs thank you very much for your time thank you a u.s. soldier who deserted his post in afghanistan and was captured by the taliban will not serve a prison sentence army sergeant bowe bergdahl faced up to fourteen years in a military prison for desertion and putting his fellow troops in harm's way but a military judge has ruled that a lesser punishment is appropriate roselyn jordan reports. the u.s. army sergeant bowe bergdahl on trial for desertion and putting his fellow soldiers in harm's way through myself at the mercy of the court it paid off he faced up to
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fourteen years in prison but a military judge ruled instead bergdahl will be demoted kicked out of the army and forced to pay a fine and the soldier's lawyer saying all that and his guilt is punishment enough sergeant bergdahl is deeply grateful to everyone who searched for him in two thousand and nine and thereafter. especially those who heroically sustained injuries military lawyers and some of the bergdahl fellow troops had wanted him in prison for abandoning his post in afghanistan in two thousand and nine the taliban captured bergdahl almost immediately during the military search for him to soldiers were so badly injured they had to retire then came the political controversy and twenty fourteen the obama administration released five taliban fighters for bergdahl safe return this morning i called bob and janet bergdahl and told them
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that after nearly five years in captivity their son bo is coming home the trade with the taliban angered troops and politicians alike including the presidential candidate donald trump we don't have victories with sergeant bergdahl where this traitor this dirty rotten traitor he gets no jail time gets no joke i think it is right. twenty five fifty years ago thirty years ago what would they have done being right the president's reaction on twitter release from air force one soon after the verdict a complete and total disgrace to our country and to our military burgles lawyer called the sentence a blow against trump's interference president trump's unprincipled effort to stoke a lynch mob atmosphere while seeking our nation's highest office has cast a dark cloud over the case. every american should be offended by his assault
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on the fair administration of justice and his disdain for basic constitutional rights pending a final review will soon be a free man but the notoriety attached to what he did in afghanistan and its impact likely will follow him for the rest of his life. al-jazeera. the death toll from monday's tunnel explosion on the gaza strip has risen to at least twelve islamic jihad said five more men died after being trapped in the tunnel there on the group says they can't recover the bodies because they've been denied access israeli forces carried out a controlled explosion on the tunnel crossing the border on monday. al-jazeera is demanding the release of its journalist mahmoud hussein who's been in an egyptian prison for nearly a year he's accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al jazeera strongly deny one word has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail it was arrested in december while visiting his family. the united nations and colombia
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signed an agreement aimed at disrupting the country's booming cocaine business it's all part of peace efforts between the government and fog rebels who long controlled the drug trade there but the deal worth three hundred fifteen million dollars is left some colombians skeptical alessandro dampier to reports it's the largest deal colombia ever signed with the un's office on drugs and crime colombia will hand over to the un agency more than three hundred million u.s. dollars over four years in exchange the country receives assistance in its efforts to encourage farmers away from growing coca the basic ingredient for cocaine by replacing it with legal crops like coffee in krakow. both sides describe the agreement this crucial. move.
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for a time coca-cola deviation in colombia subsided but it's booming again production is said to have doubled in the last three years. and the country is under increasing pressure to deal with it in part through force the revocation and by convincing farmers to turn their back on the crop for good but it's proving a challenge the colombian government hopes the un deal will help them with the un will monitor and assist the promise of participating in swapping crops and it's also going to help rebuild the conflict areas. but some drug trafficking experts fear the money will mostly end up paying for the un's bureaucracy and not bringing benefits to farmers. what we have to observe is that ninety five percent of the resources of the amount of money that is invested is expander in areas that has no coca so ninety five percent of the money is going to the wrong areas and who's the
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main responsible for these i think is the responsibility of the colombian government and they taking a big overhead on it and they are like me to be responsible why these programs has no provide the resources that we all respect the u.n. does have a track record of some success in colombia where it has helped a story peace deal with far gravels the question now is whether this u.n. agency deal will help change the conditions where illicit crops have long been the only means of survival for hundreds of thousands of farmers alison that i'm just you know. mexico's president says the state oil company pemex has made its biggest on shore oil discovery in fifteen years the field in the eastern state of veracruz is estimated to have one point five billion barrels of crude president pena nieto and says the site is close to existing pemex infrastructure it could begin
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producing soon at relatively low cost pemex has struggled with declining production in recent years. and it's clearly makes has just made a significant discovery of an oil and gas reserve in the coast of my lupin in very crude south a very to support let me tell you that the preliminary findings indicate there is a volume of one point five billion barrels of crude oil this represents a total reserve of about three hundred fifty million barrels of proven probable reserves. argentina's former vice president has been arrested on corruption charges is the second key officials from the government of ex-president. to be detained reports from. he was arrested early in the morning argentina's former vice president. was taken away by the police at an upscale neighborhood of one a site is accused of corruption and money laundering. campaign justice is being done. to cut the wings as those who are suspected of committing
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crimes can try to hide their wrongdoing and complicate the case and that was decided in that he was called over all. who are investigated or suspected of corruption. the fifty five year old economist faces three charges of what is formally term does elicit enrichment you accusations date back to two thousand and nine when he was cristina fernandez the economy minister. two years later he became argentina's vice president after cristina kirchner won reelection. last year several members from the previous administration and people close to former president cristina kirchner have been arrested they have been accused of corruption money laundering part of a criminal organization that stole millions from state funds and this investigations have been ongoing for years but it is now with a change in government that they have started to move forward. is the second major
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official to be arrested last week former public works minister who was detained also on corruption charges which he denies the arrests represent a blow to the former president who has herself been accused of corruption. but what worries him is that the high profile detentions appear politically motivated. there's been a change in the way the judiciary is operating because much of what we have seen are preventative detentions and matter not to happen in the past judges are requesting the detention of high profile figures that satisfy the media and society they are more political than anything else. he also questions why some cases are moving faster than others with you have you heard why hasn't kirshner been detained she is supposedly the chief of the criminal organization president my main challenger was elected a senator last month cristina kirchner continues to be
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a strong political figure that polarizes argentinean society something that. benefits the current administration. a rest of high profile figures i'm expected to continue in the months to come. believe finally justice others are witnessing a politically inspired witch hunt. in a group of argentinean men who survived tuesday's truck attack in new york have spoken following the deaths of five of their friends eight people were killed when an man drove a rented pickup truck into cadets trains and cyclists the survivors say they hope justice will be found for their lost friends if you know one of this in. the media it's true that we have a strong sense of fraternity it's part of the urgent time culture strong friendships lasting tolerant in solidarity we came here brought by that sentiment
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that was forged during our youth and was with us always until now we are adults we are parents we are husbands we will always mourn for our friends love brought us here on that love will continue to unite us them or us and our families that was is and will be our journey a ten year old undocumented immigrant with cerebral palsy has been released from detention by u.s. border patrol's. one hundred one this was traveling to a hospital in texas last week for gallbladder surgery agents stopped the vehicle then trailed her to the hospital where they waited until her treatment was complete she was held at a government run shelter while waiting for possible deportation scase sparked protests and the american civil liberties union sued for her release because parents entered the u.s. from mexico illegally when she was just three months old. still ahead on al-jazeera blasts from the pasta put on the spot to see how that all madrid stars help knocked
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up a record so joe has more just ahead in the sports. it's
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time for the sports here's joe. thanks very much will baseball's new well series champion houston astros have paraded that and i'll be trophy in front of thousands of fans at home after winning the title for the first time in franchise history yass jurisprudent fire trucks as they went on a downtown take a tape parade they beat the l.a. dodges in game seven on wednesday but while the team focus on the winning feeling
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questions are whether they'll celebrate with president donald trump at the white house have become well both the n.f.l. and a challenge champions have attended rescinded in the taishan to the n.b.a. champion golden state warriors off to round with star players to carry so far it seems the astros haven't quite made any decisions i believe in celebrating the championships i believe that our organization should bask in the glory of what this work is done from the years that jeff has been here through through through me and in our long history what comes out of this moving forward on the on the political side or what we do or don't do or what sports has turned into to representing the kind of the country's town well how do we decide in time we're not going to allow anything to polarize this this moment that we we want to celebrate with our fans if the team goes i'm going you know i'm not going to i'm not going to say no. you know i understand the impact of it i understand the stuff that's been happening in our
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country and yes. there is things that have to change but there's always things that have to change you know there there isn't anything that's ever going to be perfect but if the team goes i'll go french footballer patrice evra has been banned for at least one match after kicking a supporter in the head u.a. for open disciplinary proceedings against him in the suspension could well be increased the incident happened before most a zero probably game against victoria in portugal the former manchester united defender was warming up when he clashed with his own marsay supporters thirty six year old evra was seen launching an acrobatic kick at the supporters' head and was given a red card before the game even kicked off. one of the biggest matches on the german football calendar takes place on saturday when by munich dormand clash in what's known as a classic of the club giants have dominated german football having won fourteen out
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of a possible sixteen league and cup titles since two thousand and nine by and are in a bit of a hot streak right now with maximum points from their last four games this one has seen the move to the top of the league standings coach you're behind this is won nineteen of his last twenty games the only exception was a one one draw against dortmund the team who play in yellow will look for a change in recent fortunes though they've drawn won and lost two of their last three games conceding nine goals along the way. i don't want there's always pressure at dortmund and when you don't win a series of games in a road like happened recently then there's more pressure this is part of the game and then when you play against the yeah and there's also some extra pressure so you with regard to tomorrow's game yes they respond but i is the coach and the players must cope with this because it's just the way to being a top team and club yourself following on this i know from experience brasil won't
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falter and it won't be an easy game on the contrary it will be a very intense game because five weeks ago brucia was five points ahead of us and they were playing excellent football that is something we cannot forget that's why we should be alert and travel to dortmund with optimism but also with realism that means anything could happen in football the american city of casablanca pairing to host a deciding leg of the caf champions league final home team which does play out hey of egypt on saturday with a match evenly poised at one one after the first leg dad casablanca have only won the champions league once before that was in one thousand nine hundred two or they move recently they were defeated in the twenty eleven final now they will be hoping to take advantage of playing at home against the seven time african champions from egypt but. the pressure will be on their opponents because they goal is to school because otherwise they won't have a chance of winning the title so we know that we must prevent that we must play the
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match intelligently and hope to school one or two goals first to win the title and satisfy our fans a knee injury has forced tennis world number one rafael nadal out of the paris masters before his quarterfinal much the thirty one year old was due to face a filip train of itself to beating public with us in three sets in the second round the spaniard is now in doubt for the a.t.p. finals in london later this month. i feel my home here and for the relationship that i have with the french for the nation for everybody for me is a very dark day so it's not the right day to talk about london in that they can say i'm going to do my treatment i'm going to that my best. to be plain in london but i can not. talk about that now because he is a day. that is enough time for me to pull out from here argentina's one martino portrait won't be among the top players for the a.t.p.
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finals unless someone pulls out that's also lost in three sets of john isner in the quarter finals in paris the american can make the season ending tournament if he wins the masters before pulling greats have once again been making their mark in spain rail madrid legends roll roberta collison emilio racked up the rap records during their playing days now they can add another of the trio helping break a penalty taking record with one thousand six hundred forty four spot kicks in ten hours the challenge was to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in sports and that's all the sport for now more later now it's an ancient craft in china and a staple of its national culture but the future of silk embroidery may be in danger than in the arts takes time once loyal consumers is seeking more modern designs but a group in a debate of artisans is giving the trade a make over sarah clarke reports from hong kong. it might be a tiny space with each shelf crammed with colorful shoes but it's not
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a problem for these customers seeking unique hand-woven designs they've already come the shoes are totally handmade i appreciate this kind of traditional croft embroideries a family affair with a mirror wall she learnt the craft from her grandparents who set up the business sixty years ago she's now taking up the reins expanding what's on offer modernizing her grandfather's traditional approach many years ago my grandfather only made one sawzall wearing suits but now i have many many different styles and you can see there are some blossoms dragon and phoenix and also some flowers. of my own borders use despite the popularity of issues she's worried the trade is struggling to attract new talent who came to pursue it as a long term career many people are just interested in making them as a hobby or make them for their friends and their families that they want to as
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a future career it's with that in mind young artisans are trying to promote this refined art we want has embraced social media and in her an international profile others like added guru are trying to modernize the ancient chinese designs now didn't you know how many going to the customers used to be interested in the traditional double sided embroidery. over recent years our customer groups are from the younger generation. this silken broidery business diets back three hundred as well as some of the traditional designs there updating their techniques merging native craft with calligraphy brush paintings creating popular modern designs was sounding the way i notice the growing number of people appreciating this aspect of chinese embroidery culture in recent years including westerners but there are now more westerners appreciating and understanding our embroidery culture some next generation artisans may be thriving but that might not be enough to entice more
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young people to take up this i can craft and with out more young apprentices some of concern that the future of chinese embroidery could remind fry fairclough al-jazeera hong kong. as always you can find much more on the website the address for that is w w w dot al-jazeera dot com that's it for me robots and for this hour i'll be back in a couple minutes but why. a new level of luxury has arrived. an experience that will transform the way we treat . our impeccable service remains but now comes the breaking. revolutionary business claims. all to prove this is the sweetest.
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