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to many women in india a reality too often reinforced by bollywood. but its leading star is throwing his weight behind the cause. somebody to the territory and using his celebrity to advocate for gender equality. the snake charmers comic con witness at this time on a zebra. hello
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and welcome to the. headquarters and. coming up in the next sixty minutes support. minister as the country waits to hear from eight days after he resigned and. it's now time to get back to healing a world. and broken. says the u.s. and russia can be friends bosh that he's backing the view that moscow meddled in the u.s. presidential election. their homes in aleppo government jets rebel targets and spain's prime minister returns to. his government's campaign ahead of the december election. t.v. has shown pictures of. lebanon's prime minister. as lebanese leaders continue to
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demand he returns to the country it is just the third time he has been seen since he unexpectedly announced his resignation in the saudi capital eight days ago he hasn't publicly spoken since then there are also gestures he's being held against his will. his bringing up in beirut in a show of support for the absent leader the shock resignation is paid for lebanon at the. and to all the struggle between lebanon's iranian backed hezbollah and saudi arabia the lebanese president michel aoun hopes sunday's mountain and beirut will help demonstrate unity and solidarity with. was in a hole that has more now from beirut. the beirut marathon a yearly sporting event that aims to bring people together and it really takes on a whole new meaning this year because of the uncertainty in the country the political vacuum following the sudden resignation of the prime minister saad of how do you see over a week ago his faith really is open to question and the people are using this
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marathon to show solidarity with the with the prime minister slogans that we are running for you we are waiting for you there are a lot of questions here on why the prime minister has not returned lebanese authorities and many lebanese believe that in one way or another the prime minister is the taint in saudi arabia and he has no freedom of movement yes there are some people who believe that he hasn't returned citing security concerns but even in his stronghold his own supporters feel very betrayed by their ally saudi arabia they feel humiliated we've been speaking to people and they're saying whether you support heavy d. or you don't the very fact is this is a blow to lebanon a humiliation to lebanon we want the prime minister to return home now if and when he does return it doesn't end the political crisis in lebanon there's a very deep divide now the lebanese from across the political divide they're coming together there's a rare consensus but once once had he does return they're going to have to tackle contentious issues issues really that are not new for example has well as arms
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hezbollah's decision to engage in in the war in syria these are issues that divide the lebanese and unless that is resolved and outside players can easily exploit the differences and the fragile unity in this country let's move on to other news for now the u.s. president donald trump has sought to clarify remarks he made about letting a person and russian meddling in last year's election he made the comments on the final day of his visit to vietnam before leaving for the philippines when hey reports from hanoi. two teams dominated donald trump's visit to vietnam competing with china for influence in asia and offering conflicting messages about russian influence on his election win last year i believe that president putin really feels and he feels strongly that he did not meddle in our election. what he believes is what he believes what i believe is that we have to get to work and i think everybody understood this that heard the answer hours earlier he spoke off camera
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with reporters and said something different following brief discussions with blood amir putin at the apec summit in downing he said he believes the russian president didn't meddle in the election comments were criticized by some in the united states government intelligence agencies have concluded that there was russian interference in the campaign in his meeting with the vietnamese president in hanoi trump said he believes a strong relationship with russia can help fix the world's problems we have to get to work to solve syria to solve north korea to solve ukraine itself terrorism it's now time to get back to healing a world that has shattered and broken those a very important thing donald trump back some self as a deal maker someone who can make things happen and while much of this trip was about trade and business he also offered to help keep the peace between vietnam and china vietnam and china are in a long running territorial dispute in the south china sea along with other
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neighboring countries donald trump told his vietnamese counterpart. that he could help make things better while also touting u.s. weapons contracts. well you. know. we're. going to use. donald trump says he's not interested in multilateral trade deals china's president xi jinping who's also in vietnam's capital says he's not interested in multilateral talks on the south china sea wayne hay al-jazeera hanoi. let's get more on this now with our correspondent andy gallagher he's joining us live from washington d.c. those comments about russian president vladimir putin and russian meddling in the
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u.s. from action and again it's very early there in the states but is this as confusing to people where you are as it is to live here. i mean it's confusing to me i was just sitting here twenty four hours ago telling you that president trump believed that vladimir putin had not meddled in the u.s. election despite the findings of his own intelligence community here we are twenty four hours later and he's completely changed his mind is now saying that he believes that vladimir putin believes he didn't meddle but he's also now backing his own intelligence community now back here domestically the united states and the timing really couldn't be worse because remember the background to all this is robert muller's investigation into potential collusion between the trunk campaign and russia rumored remember that his former campaign manager paul manifold is currently under house arrest for that investigation and several other indictments of being handed out for his part john mccain the republican senator from arizona
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who is a. deeply critical of president trump has already said that trump is being naive that this is not putting america first when he believes that a mere putin over his own intelligence community so it is very confusing for everybody back here in the united states especially given that this investigation is going on and it's a very serious investigation with far reaching consequences so to summarize we have a president from twenty four hours ago saying he believes russia's leader that there was no meddling in the u.s. elections despite all the evidence and twenty four hours later we now have him back in his own intelligence community saying actually i'm with these guys not with this guy right he's certainly seems determined doesn't seem to have a good relationship with russia why's that. i mean that's a good question i think he's shown a deep admiration for vladimir putin from the time he was candidate from through to the time that he's now president he says that he's a good man that he has
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a great relationship with him despite the fact we've only met maybe three or four times but i think a key to all this other problems that president trump is dealing with at the moment he wants russia on his side to deal with syria he wants russia on his side to deal with north korea and some other problems in europe so he clearly thinks that a partnership with putin and with russia is key to solving some of the world's problems but what he's essentially doing is really giving his critics here in the united states lots of army nation to say look this is not a president who's putting america first russia's clearly does not have the united states' interests at hand they are clearly meddling in elections here they want to cause as many problems as they can for the united states so why would we partner up with them in the first place that's not stopping donald trump you know he's forging ahead trying to get this relationship with putin going and trying to do something with russia in the future critics that he called falls and haters and have their latest tweets on the subject we'll leave it there for now and andy gallagher joining us live from washington d.c.
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thank you. the philippine president of the a lot of that affair has spoken out about the south china sea dispute ahead of donald trump's arrival and manila and a farm under fire line for valid summer compared there says the issues better left untouched his comments follow trump's offer to mediate already competing maritime claims. and. results. but their lives. number. one. the spanish prime minister mariano the hole is in question on your for the first time from the central government imposed direct will arrive in the region to travel to barcelona to campaign ahead of december as regional elections and spanish central government to dissolve the cotton and parliament after declared
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independence last month the whole of praised efforts to honor spanish law and what he called difficult times well let's get more on this now with our correspondent in china how his life arrives in barcelona don't worry very much defending the spanish government's position and how they've handled this china what else did he have to say. well look remember this is the first time he's come here to catalonia since as you said the he triggered the never before used article of the constitution section one five five revoking catalonians autonomy sacking the government and then announcing new elections to be held in december is something of a hate figure here in catalonia or at least to a large popular percentage of the population perhaps half the population who support independence and secession who see him as the leader of a government that they blame for oppressing their culture their identity their language and their rights so he was here in this hotel behind me very much
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preaching to the faithful members of his own party the popular party here and the candidate who will be up for that election in december he was calling on the silent majority as they call themselves here the other half of the population who favor the unity of spade to come in big numbers to the polls the hope of course that that will neutralize the independence movement here but he also offered this justification explanation for his decision to invoke that section one hundred five of the constitution. sure except that we've done exactly what any other country that respects itself would have done what would france or germany have done if one of their regions suddenly wanted an autonomous referendum article one five five is there to defend the constitution the law and the general interest when it's harmed in a clear manner. so very much preaching to the faithful of preaching to the converted but how have his comments been received by the pro independence by the pro
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independents can't join that is it even possible to neutralize them. well he's only just made these remarks they'll go out on the spanish networks and probably be picked up in catalonia as well and i imagine with that portion of the population it won't go down terribly well the independence movement here has suffered a series of pretty severe blows in recent weeks it's seen its declaration of independence by the constitutional court its government dissolved holocaust police to mourn the former president is in exile in belgium and of course the perhaps biggest wound inflicted on them is to see much of their leadership behind bars in madrid eight former government ministers on charges of rebellion and sedition they could face thirty years in jail if they're convicted and they're unlikely to be able to be free to campaign in these elections so certainly this is a movement that is wounded but remember three quarters of
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a million people came out on the streets of barcelona last night saturday night to demand the release of what they describe as political prisoners this is certainly not a movement that has gone away. join up thank you very much for that for now that's the latest from the line of thank you. we have plenty more ahead on the news hour including mass graves of suspected victims are discovered in northern iraq. are is how we deal with not only our own issues but it's how we interpret our place in this world and the self described and. native americans challenging stereotypes through art. and the twenty year football world cup qualifying to out and to go to details but later in sport.
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again under heavy bombardment by government warplanes targeting rebel fighters the air raids have forced thousands of civilians to flee the area and set up makeshift camps in the countryside. near the border between syria and turkey. the war in syria is far from over. the army and air force of president bashar al assad and his allies continue to attack opposition positions in the southern countryside of billable province regime forces are advancing to secure an important supply route a highway that connects damascus to aleppo city. fighters as well as. which is why there are fighting to retain control of small towns villages. days of fighting has displaced thousands. we don't have any shelter no tents no cover when
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we left we didn't take anything the syrian army went after us with airstrikes and now the children sleep there while. there's no water no power no roads just we move a lot for god's sake have some fun with just the clothes that we wear now we're here in a tent and. the used tents are not just for people from so the but also from hama province in the north around three thousand people in all. many here haven't seen any help from international aid organizations because the front line is close by local aid workers say they are doing what they can but don't have enough provisions and. the villages and towns in the southern countryside of aleppo faced a wave of civilians fleeing towards the east or one thousand seven hundred thirty four families from the south and one thousand three hundred families in the northern countryside of after visiting the random camps in the area we evaluate the humanitarian situation as
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a disaster people need tends to protect themselves from the freezing winter the united nations says at least one point one million syrians have been displaced in the last year the u.n. is concerned by the escalation there were strikes in aleppo and it led provinces and is calling for the protection of civilians. the fighting is continuing on the edges of the deescalation agreed by the united states and russia the opposition says that the government is taking advantage of these zones to target them while the government says that is going to go after what it calls terrorist groups and this goes on millions of syrians continue to suffer. in the turkish syrian border. on this now we're joined by richard whiteley director of the center for political military analysis at the hudson institute and he's joining us via skype from washington d.c. mr watts as always good to have you with us on al-jazeera why do you think we are saying these are new government strikes here now. this is not
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a new development we've seen a pattern over the past few years in which the syrian government would take advantage of limited ceasefires and some locations in law and order to concentrate on launch offensive and others and as you know as mentioned your package there's been recent clarification and deepening as some of the no fly no did complection and cease fire zones in certain parts of syria but at this this part of the aleppo province is outside that and so the government is free to concentrate its forces there without violating any international agreement but why are they doing it now and why at a time you know at the same time that you have this statement from russia saying that there is no military solution in syria and yet these strikes supported by them . i think that the statement that there is no military solution in syria is true a bit in the long term and the short term i think the parties particularly the
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syrian government and russia think that they have an advantage now in are trying to . basically recapture as much territory we can as much as possible the syrian opposition before the geneva an astronaut talks take place so if anything there is going to be a short term uptick in the fighting as the parties rush to prove their positions for any peace talks which is what we always say before any round all of a so-called peace talks to take place and these were this sort of activity from the government the airstrikes they never boiled while for the tolls. well it's not clear the promise is not clear even in the absence of this whether the talks would succeed because of their just so many factors that make it so difficult a number of parties inside the country and outside the fact that there until now one party hasn't had a strict military advantage i think that i'm actually most worried about what's going to happen after the isis forces are defeated because that statement that was
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made by the russian and u.s. governments out and vietnam indicated that they would work to what's on the cease fire are zones in the deconstruction zones as long as a defeat of isis had not occurred but it left very ambiguous what would happen after that and so you almost are inviting the parties to then struggle to you know the syrian government and what the iranians will try and cease the territory occupied the u.s. backed forces and the u.s. and the turks might contravenes actually worry we'll see an uptick in the fighting before we see anything any time given during peace process that's why it's great to get your thoughts on this much of what strong as live from washington d.c. thank you thank you for having me. now massa graves containing at least four hundred suspected i select them something held in northern iraq the flights were discovered near a military base close to the town of her wheelchair and non-con has the latest from the capital baghdad. this fund will be very significant not just for the families but for investigators as well
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a lot of families are wondering what happened to their loved ones by identifying the bodies within the mass grave they'll be able to get some sort of closure hopefully for investigators this would be a way to find out exactly how many people died and i still rule now this mass grave was found in which is one of the main towns it was in a former military base which allegedly used as an execution ground according to locals now this isn't the first mass grave that the iraqis have found they certainly won't be the last as they go into the areas that i saw used to control and try and dig and look for information on any potential mass grave sites that there are now i've actually seen one of these mass grave sites a couple of them in fact actually up in this enjoy mountains in the north they are very gruesome places to come visit everything has to be kept logs of bones are being dug out of the ground forensic scientists are looking and investigators are looking at what they find just to see how many people actually were killed now in
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this particular grave we're hearing that at least four hundred people had been killed. and iraqi military helicopter has crashed during a training exercise killing all three people on board the crash happened on iraq's off a province just east of the capital baghdad the course isn't known. now iran has called behind the allegations that it was involved in an explosion at an oil pipeline absurd and baseless mahane blamed what it called terrorism linked to iran for an explainer closure and body on friday iran has denied any involvement in the accusations childish finger pointing. the u.s. has joined calls for the saudi led coalition to lift its blockade of yemen but it also says it recognizes the coalition's concerns about stopping the movement to what the rebels the blockade is causing a humanitarian crisis with the u.n. saying the closure of yemen's waters is pushing millions of people close to starvation. for the first time in
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a decade the people of gaza have marked the anniversary of the death of yasser arafat's for the last ten years gaza has been run by hamas a faction which on till recently was some opposition to fatah founded last month deal and hamas to your nice men the thirteenth anniversary of arafat's death became an occasion to celebrate today paul. tens of thousands gathered in gaza city to honor yasser arafat for many year the late president and longtime leader remains a symbol of palestinian statehood. we love him and it's our duty to commemorate his revolution. but this gathering is also a symbol of palestinian unity the first in ten years for fatah founder in hamas controlled gaza last month the two political factions signed an agreement to end the rivalry. it will allow the fatah led government in the west bank to control
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gaza. hamas has ruled gaza since it one more parliamentary seats in two thousand and seven. the anniversary of arafat holds pain and hope pain of his death and losing him as he sacrificed himself for palestine and hope which hamas and all of the palestinians want hope of achieving unity and reconciliation and rearranging the internal palestinian house yes or out of lead the fatah movement for nearly five decades until his death in two thousand and four from what was reported to be a month long illness but now zero investigation in two thousand and twelve found out a thought was poisoned by radioactive talk since palestinians blame israel for his death an accusation israel has strongly denied but here in gaza they still want answers. at the moment i believe that arafat was assassinated and i demand to investigate his death and find the criminals that they know and was not one of us
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about we all came children and women young and old people from all over gaza to commemorate a symbol of the palestinian cause us to share them and started seeing yes our fight as a symbol of free people all over the world i think all revolutionaries should commemorate this anniversary with the recent reconciliation of fatah and hamas the onus is now on the current leaders to deliver on the long held hope of a palestinian state. a week from twenty six people were shot dead in a texas church some of the springs are still reeling from the mass shooting has prompted calls once again for stricter gun laws in the u.s. don estabrook reports. well told so oklahoma flies flags at half staff mourning the victims of last week's texas church shooting thousands file into what is billed as the largest gun show in the world take a. pay gap sign. in the parking lot of this exhibition center there are license
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plates from dozens of states visitors come to buy and sell guns and everyone we spoke to told us the same thing the u.s. should not pass laws restricting their second amendment right to own guns the person behind the gun we need to get back to god before you go you know there are lots of problems because people don't enforce the current statutes really and force them on us for anyone that breaks the law we should stand behind it and convict them and stick but then we weren't allowed to take our cameras inside of the gun show but i did go inside and walk around and what i saw were a lot of hunting rifles antique guns and a handful of a ar fifteen which are assault rifles a bill banning assault weapons was introduced in the u.s. senate last week just days after the texas shooting and last month after the mass shooting at a los vegas concert legislation was introduced banning bunk stocks which allow guns to fire more rapidly so far this year there have been more than three hundred mass
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shootings in the us defined as those which involve four or more deaths or injuries in a single incident but despite that passing tougher gun laws could be taught your job before. we're going to fix the. in states like oklahoma guns are part of the culture dave king has been shooting competitively for decades and now teaches classes like this one king says he doesn't see either side in the gun debate finding common ground because the way we see it out here the way the voters see it is you're trying to restrict our second amendment rights to us this is a civil rights issue we have the right to defend ourselves all right king says he wants to preserve for his grandchildren die in us to broke out jazeera toso oklahoma. right it is time for the weather now i just want is that make effect snow rob it's a rather clumsy description to snow this cause because the water is warm and the
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air above it is very cold it happens for example of the great lakes or can see some video of it happens any rare you have to say but this is the time the air when it will happen this is bottom of lake huron and you can just see it spewed few flakes of snow in the breeze there and steam coming off the water now the air is subzero in the waters above zero bit further southwest in chicago this is broad proper snow that fell and obviously this animal has never seen it before and what fun it was now this is a first taste of real winter coming to the northeast corner by day the highest temperatures roll subzero around the great lakes chicago to about minus one but the water is not yet frozen now it will be in a month or two stime it will be frozen water this won't happen any more cold air did push its way down towards new york and washington but at this stage we were above freezing and that cold really didn't go subzero except briefly overnight and the picture now is not particularly wintry this is still the cold betty here as you
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can see behind that cold front with temperatures here still not minus five going to peg and plus five in chicago to warming up a little bit style of snow still left to come today from the great lakes and also in the northwest corner particularly washington oregon and probably even into the who as well but generally speaking the picture over the whole of the u.s. is an improving one with temps on the eastern side slowly rising to nine or ten degrees elizabeth. thank you very much rod still ahead on the news out what afloat kenya sails along plans to build a boat made entirely of flip flops recycled ocean plastic and setting new goals how footballs help an indigenous woman in mexico fight back against violence. news has never been more available it's
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good to have you with us on the. top stories state t.v. has shown pictures of. lebanon's prime minister as lebanese leaders continue to demand return to the country but he hasn't returned to beirut or made any public comments and on expectedly announcing his resignation and riyadh eight days ago. u.s. president on trump says he accepts his country's intelligence assessments of russian meddling in last year's election campaign part that he accepts president very near putin's denial of kremlin involvement and rebel fighters in syria are again under heavy bombardment by government warplanes thousands of civilians have fled days of
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bombing in aleppo province the united nations says it's concerned by the continuous bombing campaign involving government forces backed by russia. now the other diplomatic rift in the region involved in saudi arabia as the crisis here in. the home of the sixth arrives on sunday for an official visit after visiting the u.a.e. and. come from the back drop off the gulf crisis the saudi arabia the united arab emirates bahrain and egypt have cut diplomatic ties with qatar our correspondent question i had bought it as following the story he is joining us live from doha is that the moroccan king offering to mediate the gulf crisis hashim. elizabeth the crisis is definitely going to top the agenda of the meeting between the king of morocco and the emir of qatar is the start of the crisis morocco says that it will maintain
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a contract of neutrality in the conflict meaning that they are willing to negotiate a settlement or brokered a deal if all the parties expressed a desire for morocco to step in and also morocco kingston's in june his top in the middle point of fairness to kuwait which were which is mediating the crisis to update him on the latest developments i think this is something that the moroccans would like to further explore for different reasons they would like to see whether these an opportunity here for a compromise or negotiations between all the parties that could pave the way to a settlement and also end to the crisis that has been going on for quite some time now and that in that time how should they have been many other countries that have offered that have tried to mediate very have failed can the moroccan king achieve anything here. well basically morocco has the king of morocco has very strong ties with the oil family in this part of the world and i think they
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would like to tap into those relations to try to ask all the parties to set aside their differences this is number one number two morocco has been a key ally of the main g.c.c. countries it's been involved in some of the most critical stages of the cooperation between all the parties is also an active member of the saudi led coalition in yemen and you saw it has also been playing very. instrumental roles in the past don't also for gas elizabeth that saudi arabia the u.a.e. and qatar are key investors a morocco they have been contributing billions of dollars in investments and aid to morocco over the last two years this explains why the moroccans first of all would like to not to take sides in this conflict number two they would like to see all these countries set aside their differences and move forward is going to be good news for morocco and is going to be good news for the region i think what is going
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to happen in the coming hours when the king of morocco and they meet of qatar thought of their talks is basically they have tried to the king of morocco with try to explore whether there's any possibility for. for i lead in this conflict then i think he will bear the consult with the. and also with. kuwait from saudi arabia and see whether there is a possibility. has made it quite clear that he's willing to play an active role here to solve this crisis although they do understand that the americans. are trying to hope to get all the parties to negotiate a settlement is going to be a very delicate task for the king of morocco thank you very much for that for now that's the latest from doha thank you. the effects of the battle to retake mosul from i assume the still being felt for more than mine thousand families who remain
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living in camps many of those who fled the fighting have been staying in camping at bay and the director for the eastern mosul camp says most of the displaced are too scared to return home because of the presence of groups in the area that also accuse baghdad of not doing enough to provide aid to those in need. now native american artists and watches the gathering from around the united states for the indigenous comic con and new mexico they work examines issues that have long plagued their communities like substance abuse domestic violence and search for identity support. superheroes star wars characters costumes were players of american at the second annual indigenous comic in new mexico. the artists here draw inspiration from anime skater culture and more proudly calling themselves indigent nerds think
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a lot of. how. to deal with like real issues that we face and it gives. a lot of really positive and hopeful there are many issues troubling native americans poverty disease violence drug and alcohol abuse and the jenner. racial trauma from centuries of conquest and colonize ation this event gives native american artists a chance to express themselves in ways that challenge stereotypes and caricature artist riccardo cocktail draws on the long tradition of meat if humans were not stoic quite like hollywood always depicts of rivera funny people and i just want to showcase how funny we are we see humor in just about everything as native american why have we been reduced brothers can and john little made a documentary about what they were guard as offensive sporting names like the
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washington redskins and we want to reclaim our identities we you know we kind of want to take back you know a lot of the stereotypes and kind of flip and just you know kind of represent ourselves more accurately comedian and artist bobby wilson points just storytelling traditions perfected over hundreds of generations what are we going to do for nine months out of a wintertime in minnesota in the seventeen hundreds but tell each other stories you know what i mean with any culture you know art is how we deal with not only our own issues but it's how we interpret our place in this world and why is it that we need this lee francis is the convention organizer and the ability to adapt and draw in these other cultural elements is that act of resistance it's that act of of defiance something like this provides hope it sparks the imagination what more than superheroes and space travel sparked the imagination and it also ties us back to
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our traditional stories because in those we had superheroes we had space travelers and so that it's this it's that full circle adaptation and are flourishing from one native generation to the next robert oulds al-jazeera is left up well below new mexico. about four hundred refugees refusing to leave a decommissioned prison camp for man asylum have had to build makeshift fences from cloth to keep people out papua new guinea has dismantled large sections of the fence of the former stray in one camp in a bid to force the refugees to leave the men are refusing to move saying they fear man asylum the locals might attack them some of the refugees have moved to new accommodation outside the facility. now the battle of jobs versus the environment is raging in northern greece as one of the country's largest foreign investors threatens to pull out canadian mining group eldorado gold almost suspended operations last month saying the government is causing delays and cost in that
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millions but as john's robonaut supports the government says it's trying to protect the environment. two hundred and seventy meters below sea level these men are digging for gold eight million ounces of it a thought to be hidden in these rocks with more than ten billion dollars which would make greece europe's biggest gold producer and there are billions more in silver copper lead and zinc but these which is aren't yet within reach the government hasn't consistently worked through the permits as required under a contract and under regulations here in greece and we've suffered our share price is significantly down compared to our peers in the predominant issue is our investments in greece have not proceeded as planned el dorados shares have fallen by more than half this year this mill should already be crushing rock instead it's waiting for permission to build walls and a roof to house the machinery and now the city's a government has taken the company
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to court because it's only completed two thirds of its one and a half billion dollar investment it's the sort of behavior that is putting off other potential investments in greece and losing cities our votes down here. i'd like the government to come here and see what we do what we produce and see with our own eyes that we can achieve for the national economy if they do away with my salary today tomorrow there won't be any income for the very people in government. this is the growth greece is looking for salaries here average about fifteen hundred dollars and that twenty four hundred workers monthly payroll of about three and a half million dollars that kind of money creates an entire economy on the surface but cities are says it's not the only economy. these people will work for twenty or thirty years this isn't a sustainable form of development for the area or it will eventually run out what will remain for the future generations yes this entire valley will become an open
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cast mine pit half a kilometer deep once that happens says farming and tourism won't stand a chance but mining is the biggest driver of the local economy and at full swing this operation would give the government half a billion dollars a year in taxes for a quarter century and double the size of the mining industry to seven percent of g.d.p. cities at once those taxes but it wants the votes to win the last election the environmental vote defeated the mining vote next time around the tables could turn jump start up a loss in the cassandra mines of northern greece. the coal mines and steel plants and germany's rove agent have powered the country for more than a century but since the industrial had fallen to decline one of its major cities is now looking to tourism to recharge its a colony that clock reports from s. and. his stands a ghostly relic to a time now just one of the largest industrial monuments in europe the silver and
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coal mine the last miners descended the shaft in one thousand nine hundred six but in this time zone verein was a key cog in the german economic machine for many going underground was a way of life the region was the beating heart of the nation's industry its coal mines and on and steel plant the country for more than one hundred years. this is the largest of the region's disused coal mines and back in the day it employed eight thousand people around the clock producing twenty three thousand tonnes of coal every twenty four hours now you know ask a world heritage site and the old coal washing the room. where once machinery thundered and tens of millions of tons of coal were processed now that's an impressive curation of the region's history we thought for people who came from outside to build one place to have a window to look in the history of this region beginning at three hundred and fifty
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million years ago when cold starts to exist today to the present so these days there mining the tourist dollar sees one and a half million visitors a year bringing in more than sixty five million euros. seventy. and i think very important. and like a lot of money. everybody can come here today and it just wasn't the line in the. a process in green space now blankets much of the city's industrial past with here and there a looming reminder this fight back against environmental degradation has led to the e.u. naming the city as a european green capital for two thousand and seventy when. we
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are a model for change how to create something when a complete branch of industry breaks away first we are interesting for europe and the rest of the world however crisis or evolve the chance and we are now entering a green decade. of course is not all good news despite some major energy companies still being based or local unemployment remains high at nearly eleven percent but there was a time when the river was a toxic flow now it's a stunning clean i mean it's with no end of profitable potential by honoring its industrial heritage while shaking off the coal dust and looking to tourism this is start city may just reinvent itself. clark al-jazeera essen germany. now a sailing boat made entirely out of recycled ocean plastics and flip flop for being built on kenya's coast it's being assembled using two hundred thousand five hundred flip flops and twenty five tons of plastic waste from the ocean and once completed it'll make history as the first point built entirely out of recycled ocean plastic
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katherine sawyer went to see it. it may look like an ordinary boat being built on the shores of the indian ocean. along came this coast but there's nothing normal about this boat. so. a building what they call flip flopping using mostly plastic waste and discarded flip flops. that often wash. if it works the plan is to eventually build a sixty foot down like this one which is usually built with wood it will sell to south africa with the hope of creating awareness about the devastation brought about by plastic dumped into the ocean it would be a good message to the world because it's a moving object you know people have done different type of recycle things but it's not one hundred percent everybody says it but when is a moving object it will reach to many parts this is one of the cleanest beaches on
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the coast local residents load trash they've collected for the last two months plastic bottles polythene bags flip flops which will be used to make the boats. the waste ends up in a factory in mali more than two hundred kilometers away this is where plastic waste is crushed off credit then melted using that machine and molded into planks the dow will need the factory receives trash washed ashore from countries in africa and asia and also rubbish collected locally. getting an end product that is strong and safe to withstand the ocean has been tough we are making the first. nobody's ever made of being out of plastic that's ten metres long no zero point two centimeters wide twenty five centimeters deep that's a piece of plastic so we have tried multiple ways of doing it
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mark what types of materials stabilizers and all kinds of things to make sure it gets better better and. back in law. and his workers give us an idea of how the boat and eventually the dow would look like it will be covered using these colorful prints made from war than two hundred thousand used feet. they say that not only company against pollution but also for what is a dying culture of traditional misrata making catherine soy al-jazeera on the kenyan coast. britain's prince charles has laid a wreath at london's center's half war memorial marking remembrance day the terminal silence was held around the country to remember a song just killed in conflict the heir to the throne stepped in for his mother queen elizabeth as she slowly reduces her public duties as sons princes howie and william also laid rings at the senate. for the sports news still ahead on the news
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out of south korean tennis player becoming the inaugural one of the eighty people next year and milan. held just ahead.
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don't you see. where every. time the sport now tatyana thank you elizabeth for the fast time in twenty years morocco will play out a fifo wild card off to defeating ivory coast in africa group c. on saturday and visit with the scenes in the moroccan city of which to near the
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algerian border morocco needed to avoid defeat to the ivorians but went one better with a turnover of three to pick their tickets to russia twenty eight team. they also qualified after a goal a story against libya that back at the world cup after missing out in twenty ten and twenty fourteen and you can see just how much it meant to their fans as well. so with those two results we now know all five of the continent's representatives nigeria were great be winners than a goal qualified on friday as well as the very day and age of that place at the top of group last month. the republic of violent held denmark to a goalless draw in copenhagen is and i am to reach their first world cup since two thousand and two this is a two legged playoff so it comes down to what happens in dublin on tuesday to decide who progresses from the tie so slow and could fill their spot on sunday when they take on north the line and in the second leg of their play off the have a one mil advantage going into their home match northern ireland is staying focused
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on the game and trying not to dwell on the controversial penalty that led to their defeat in their first match there's a lot motion in the dressing room after the game which is natural. but it's gone. team have spent the majority of the time since the game and terms of recovery we've watched the game back. and we've looked at aspects of just our play where we can be better. what happened in the game. as we have seen more vision from it but it's gone now in terms of whereas in the players' minds and the focus is on trying to get the result that obviously could take us three. because we're most interested in and if we look at the start of play of northern ireland they play from the first one hundred eightieth minute always the same star but also with surprises in the first match if we step back a bit they became immediately dangerous so we have to be careful with that croatia
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are in a comfortable position going into their second leg play off again grace on sunday the krauthammer at the grades for one so we're on target for a fifth world cup finals apparent. it will be quite difficult for us because the croatian team did excellent and we were. so but it will be another match a second chance for us to do much better than in the first match and this is what we have to do. even though we have a great leader the pressure will be enormous and there also be great support from the fans there will be a burning atmosphere but we want very much to get to russia and will give everything to get there. and getting as women in mexico are finding a sporting way to fight back against physical and sexual violence the mazola people are vulnerable often within their own communities but one woman is helping to change things as john heilemann reports. for these girls from them as our degenerates group in mexico this is more than just a kick about in
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a male dominated society football could open the door to another world. where the loop a suffer the fate of many goes here violence in her own home and then being sent to work as a maid in mexico city at just thirteen she decided she was worth more than that. she got a university education and headed back to help other girls forming an ngo that heads into school uses football to get them to open up about things many face daily what do you think that would i guess i'm sure if i asked you who has faced by their own home or as a woman everyone would raise their hands. she holds workshops on other subjects that are often to do in their communities like avoiding early pregnancy and sexual rites around four hundred girls who are in the program. there are many women who haven't been to their doctors because their husband won't let
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a man examine them that kills us just putting on a sports kid is an act of rebellion because it sends a message that i can dress as i want i can decide how i look look to please anyone other than myself. but most of our team is at the center of a tune aspiring plays have to not just have the skills but also nine out of ten of my studies will seal doesn't let anyone get in the way of her even her husband who she divorced when he could be playing. by the as a woman in the indigenous community it's great to feel equal that you were the same as any other woman that you have the chance to feel excited happy and possibly team . it's generally agreed the indigenous women have the worst of anyone in mexico they're the poorest of the poor have the least access to education and often face discrimination and violence within and without their communities initiatives like
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this one i'm not going to change overnight but they do send a signal that these women are prepared to fight for something more john home and. one of them even the best have bad days witness for time formula one world champion lewis hamilton the brit crashed on his opening lap of qualifying for help on the back of the grid for sunday's brazilian grand prix it's been a rough time for him the faded team off to some of the crew were robbed at gunpoint as they left the interlock a circuit and sao paolo but teammate valtteri bottas still played a starring role claiming pole position ahead of ferrari sebastian vettel. had a good. deal of a shaky you know they say it's a good thing so it's just a nice lap either so thought it. when sebastien also vote for him somebody you know as well so i think it would be lovely in the end that. obviously lewis was was all the beginning which is a shame for us but i'm happy i could stand up for us in. south korea's chung here
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on has become the first a.t.p. next and final tennis champion young be the top ranked player russian to win the inaugural event in milan on saturday winning the match in four sets the twenty one year old also pocketed three hundred ninety thousand dollars check in the process. and shun fang has become the first male or female chinese golfer to top the world rankings after winning the blue by event in her homeland one shot victory follows a successful defense of her japan classic title last week saying is now set to take over from south korea's park sung him as well number one next week. u.c.l.a. basketball team returned from their season opening match over georgia tech in shanghai without three players being arrested on charges of theft the trio are out on bail but remain in china for now meanwhile the l.a. clippers slidin form in the n.b.a. continued on saturday as they went down to the new orleans pelicans the clippers let the western conference early in the season but have now slipped to
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a record of five wins and seven losses to marcus cousins scored thirty five points in the one hundred and eleven to one hundred two hundred three win over the clippers anthony davis added twenty five points. and that's all the sport for now elizabeth at buckley thank you very much tatyana and that does it for this al-jazeera news hour but i will be back in just a couple of minutes with another full news bulletin thank you very much for watching. a mass exodus hundreds of thousands of have fled ethnic cleansing in me in march for bangladesh one of the world's poorest countries when east investigates what their future holds at this time on al-jazeera. for years japanese have gone into countries lush course for what they call. or forced baby thirteen years ago
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dr lee was one of the first to conduct research on forced bathing he concluded that the essential oils the trees produce to protect themselves from germs and bugs can boost the human immune system. a lot of financial side or essential oil is found in the forests my research has shown that forest trying to size reduces stress hormones. in the future the time may come when doctors prescribe the forest in the state of medicine. i was told by the pakistani army to the americans and we got held in guantanamo a number of al qaeda and taliban detainees transferred to u.s. forces in afghanistan has continued to grow for years without trial and had a paper that said they were innocent ever talked or screamed would be beaten again a quest for a better life but ended in incarceration. for guantanamo twenty two at this time
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on al jazeera. and under 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 like this 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. the country waits to hear from eighty eight days.

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