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warmer ocean temperatures have diminished the quantity and quality of fish for the penguins swim further and further away to feed their young overfishing and ocean contamination especially plastic also killing penguins. i was told by the pakistani army to the americans and we got held in guantanamo the number of. u.s. forces in afghanistan continue to grow for years without trial they had to pay for the. screen would be. a quest for a better life but ended in a concentration. of guantanamo twenty two this time on al jazeera. tens of thousands were left homeless after a devastating earthquake strikes iran's border with iraq killing more than four
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hundred people. hello i'm barbara starr you're watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up on the program saudi arabia prepares to reopen some of yemen supports allowing aid to deliveries to resume but the main supply route will remain closed the russian president says his work with this could turkish counterpart is producing concrete results on syria and creative tension at a u.s. museum where they plan to sell off artwork to raise funds for the future. thousands of iranians have been left homeless after suffering their country's that least earthquake in more than a decade at least four hundred people were killed and more than seven thousand injured the u.s. geological survey puts the epicenter on the between border. in iraq and iraq's semi
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autonomous kurdish region most of the deaths reported so far are in iran's mountainous kermanshah province the worse that town appears to be. meanwhile on the iraqi side there are reports of extensive damage in the nearby town of darby on the can in one can reports from baghdad. first responders quickly deal with the wounded in western iran a seven point three magnitude earthquake bringing schools of the injured through hospital doors i found i fell from the balcony it was so far. pieces of glass fell on me and hurt my hand. you rivals from remote towns swell the hospital to capacity the injured continue in ever increasing number as more people are found in the rubble the death toll rises to the earthquake was centered on the iraq iran border near the iraqi town of halabja striking at nine eighteen p.m. local time the u.s. geological survey immediately issued an orange alert saying deaths and damage
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should be expected then came the first reports of fatalities on the iranian side of the border in the town of conservation people use their phones to record the devastation early reports suggest eight villages have been damaged by daybreak an estimated seventy thousand people were displaced the iranian authorities quickly moved in field hospitals and emergency equipment the country has a history of dealing with earthquakes iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world several major fault lines across the country and in two thousand and three a six point six magnitude earthquake flattened the historic city of bam twenty six thousand people died all the earthquakes are common in iran here in iraq much less common and that's led to a lot of concern from ordinary people who here in baghdad for example experience an earthquake for the very first time buildings swayed from left to right cars came to a standstill so there was real. can set up in the kurdish reason we also saw
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shopping malls and homes being evacuated however the real damage the real concern is on the iranian side of the border people have been sleeping on the streets and it's likely they'll spend the night out in the streets of another earthquake how does their baghdad well. the iran iraq border and sent us this update. that we are here in the area of jeroboam to cancel it west of. it seems that this recent earthquake that hit the area last night has caused serious damage to this. large cracks can be seen in the body and bridge of the the manager of daraa banda told al jazeera that initial estimates show large damage has been caused to the xterm of the body of the day. but he said that assessing the damage internally would require sensors to make more detailed evaluation it's a specialist team who specialize and traveled from baghdad and another team came from arab able to assess the diabetic and at that a specialized u.s.
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army team will be arriving soon to assist in assessing the volume of the damage and destruction that affected. the rocks which fell from these mountains caused massive damage either to the or the surrounding properties and other structures the tremor caused rocks to fall from these mines and spread more than five hundred people have been injured seven from this area and one from diyala which is in the sights of this area. resident rush he is the research director of the national iranian american council he says tehran will need international help considering the extent of the destruction. i would be personally surprised if your run didn't accept some kind of outside assistance whether it be from the red crescent or from friendly countries that have experience with disaster relief like japan for example so there's a precedent for it but precisely because geo political tensions with countries like the united states for example are extremely high perhaps it's a bit less likely that iran would accept any offer from the trump administration
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even though i personally believe those offers are are unlikely at least at the moment iran also had a very serious or earthquake in two thousand and twelve and it actually required the obama administration to make some amendments to sanctions regulations that run the books to allow some of that aid and some of that disaster assistance to make it into the country and so that's really what we need to keep our eye on the ball here now a the iranian government responds how robust and how rabbit is it be the degree to which they accept that kind of outside assistance and see no funny business from the trump administration this is a humanitarian issue devoid of any kind of politics so causing any kind of sanctions complications right now would be the height of not only arrogance but but frankly it would be extremely malicious. aid groups are preparing to send much needed supplies to yemen again after saudi
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arabia said it will start reopening some of the country's ports and airports saudi arabia placed a blockade on yemen a week ago after who the rebels fired a missile at riyadh now the first ports to be reopened will include aden mccullough and now mocker which are controlled by yemen's exiled government but some eighty percent of yemen's food supplies and through the port of a dado which is controlled by who the rebels and the saudi led coalition says is this will stay closed for now saudi arabia's ambassador to the u.n. says this is necessary to ensure the kingdom security or diplomatic at diplomatic editor james bays has more saudi arabia has announced that aid is going to be allowed in but only to places that are controlled by its military coalition and it is not going to be allowed to ports and airports which are under who think control the problem with that is that eighty percent of yemen's food normally comes in through the data port and that is under control with regard to the u.n.
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their statements on this are very careful because of the political sensitivity but if you read between the lines what they're saying is this is too little too late. ports that we need access to or the ones where the humanitarian needs are the greater sin that includes data and salif. sea ports. obviously we welcome the opening of other other ports but those are the ones that we need later in the same room saudi arabia's ambassador flanked by the ambassador of yemen on the deputy ambassador of the united arab emirates took questions from reporters they were asked why they were planning to lift the blockade selectively these doesn't this late you open to accusations of using starvation as a weapon of war no no far from it we are we are saying that we have had to take measures to control the safety and security of our country and we have taken these measures on
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a temporary basis and for the short and limited period of time we are lifting the siege in the areas where there is no threat of smuggling we are taking steps to improve the verification mechanism in the other areas and in the meantime we have not stopped the supply of humanitarian aid to all of you haven't from saudi arabia and from from elsewhere the saudi ambassador denied reports that the president of yemen president had he was under house arrest in saudi arabia it's perhaps remarkable that moments later he was asked exactly the same question about saad hariri the prime minister of lebanon who resigned in riyadh last week and he was still in saudi arabia but the u.n. is warning seven million people are on the brink of starvation unless the coalition ends its devastating blockade over in djibouti thousands of tons of vital supplies that's then for the war torn country remain stranded as mohamed ago now reports.
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aid for yemen is loaded on to wash ship in djibouti. humanitarian agencies say they in a race to respond. thousands of tons of food and medical supplies distin for human stranded in djibouti port the pro-government soda led miniature coalition which is fighting hole through a bull's eye has imposed a blockade on ports in yemen. easing some of the restrictions. we're working day and night we operate three eight hour shifts a day we want to be ready to move as soon as we get the go ahead of. him i didn't see it is you are transported from djibouti by and by sea is small. but due to the huge backlog created by the blockade this is having to use much bigger vessels this particular consignment consist of medical supplies for the color response collapsible water tanks and water purification tablets as well as food for human
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children and this is saying any further delay in the delivery of this aid to the loss of lives aid workers say yemen stalks of fuel and drugs in school drawn out soon that is a tragedy unfolding and children are the silent weak timms since the current blockade the humanitarian community has been unable to bring in the essential food nutrition and medical supplies including vaccines that are one million children at risk of diseases such as polio measles and diphtheria if the essential vaccines are not brought in urgently. strategic position between the gulf of aden and the red sea has long been prized by military powers. this is a following the military leaders understand listing a major presence. significance increased in the past two years because of the civil
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war in yemen just one hundred sixty kilometers from its coast. this world food programme hub in djibouti could taint grain silos and climate controlled storage for exams and other social medical supplies there is always been susan has a happy person it is a very very close to two women and it was a very big deal for our transport infrastructure like to see ports and airports. infrastructure in yemen has been destroyed they did talk a bit demick which just killed at least one thousand seven hundred forty people in the past seven months in addition to many more war dead the u.n. says the conflict has pushed seven million yemenis to the brink of funding. aid stuck in djibouti husband never been more needed to have it at all just djibouti isis fighters have recaptured the city of al book amal close to the border with
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iraq just a few days after the government and its allies took control of it it's thought i saw fighters had been hiding inside the tunnels in the heart of the city which was i saw last stronghold in syria and there are strikes on a market in the rebel held town in northern syria are reported to have killed at least sixty two people the syrian observatory for human rights says three strikes in the countryside town near aleppo which is inside one of the escalation zones agreed between turkey russia and iran it's not yet clear who is responsible for the strikes. well the war in syria was also on the agenda at a meeting with between the russian president vladimir putin and his turkish counterpart thresher. who then said their work on syria is producing concrete results ever again reiterated his view that a resolution was possible contrary to an earlier us russian statement he said that
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the escalation zones that provided the necessary groundwork. we have discussed the most recent developments in syria deescalation zones have done a lot to reduce violence in the region we have come to the same understanding that there is now sufficient grounds for resolution. challenge and sent us this update from. this was a curious sort of press conference in the topic which we had been led to believe was going to be the main discussion point here syria was actually talked about very little when the two men came out to meet the press afterwards of course they did discuss syria in the press conference so we can hear some of what putin had to say about it here. of course we discussed the syrian issues on the background of the success of points in terrorism we decided we need to coordinate our efforts to ensure long term certainly of the situation. we need to promote the process of
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a political. and form of the president the joint communique was approved to ensure the integrity and sovereignty of the country in syria. person also pointed to the as stana process and it's deescalation zones co-sponsored by russia turkey and iran as being responsible for a marked decrease in violence he wants to keep that going and also say that he should meet as often as they possibly can but mostly this press conference dealt with trade before the incident two years ago where turkey shot a russian war plane out of the sky over the turkey syria border these two countries have had a very productive trade relationship that was completely shattered by that incident and over the last few months they have been working towards getting that back on track again russia has been lifting the embargo put in place and getting
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frozen infrastructure projects like energy pipelines and nuclear reactors bringing those out of the chiller and getting them moving again we haven't quite got there yet they said in this press conference but the relationship is almost back to where it was before. so lots more to come on al-jazeera including playing the long game calls grow in india for the government to do more to crack down on pollution. the philippine president's serenade says u.s. counterpart but outside the atmosphere is less harmonious. how i would still have some very hot weather across southeastern parts of australia
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a total fire ban is in place that will be some right as you go for the latter part of the way but at the moment the wetter weather the storms into. during the course of the weekend what's the weather will make its way across south australia's we go on through the next day or two at present we still got those winds coming in from the interior so was a hot direction thirty three. thirty one in melbourne go on into wednesday falls back to twenty degrees celsius in adelaide where it's coming in from the south so there we will start to see some relief still another warm on there in melbourne on wednesday off new woman off to perth around twenty i wanted to show us a little further north meanwhile it should be fine and dry across new zealand over the next day or so he settles conditions here getting the sunshine some pleasant spring sunshine seventeen celsius there for christ maybe twenty degrees in oakland on tuesday afternoon going into wednesday seven of values similar conditions and a gentle breeze it really will feel quite pleasant but we're not so pleasant for
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japan over the next day because of very heavy right now making its way across the country that will push further east was cool clear weather gradually coming behind . demain the intersection of reality and comedy and post revolution tennessee a. mission to entertain educate and provoke debate through such a. weapon of choice theater. and intimate look at what inspires one of china's year's most popular comedians to make people laugh. my tune is yeah hand at this time on al-jazeera.
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a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera at least four hundred people have been killed and more than seven thousand injured by a powerful earthquake on the iran iraq border on sunday aid groups are preparing to send much needed supplies the yemen after saudi arabia said it will start reopening some of the country's airports and seaports the russian and turkish leaders have discussed solutions to the syrian war during a meeting in sochi president vladimir putin says he's confident of producing concrete results. u.s. president donald trump has met his philippine counterparts at the asean summit in manila relations between the two countries have been strained the scenes for a very good book have they came to power he plot pledged to stand up to washington while fostering closer ties with russia and china but as jimmy allen dogan reports
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now from manila detect and trump appear to be developing a cozy relationship. when he was sworn into office philippines president was very good at it just says that could she will be cutting ties with the united states but now more than a year later and as chairman of the association. southeast asian nations critics say deterred to is now singing a different tune. move. over the years lead going into you know. he promised to pursue an independent foreign policy veering away from the u.s. while building closer relations with china and russia those who want supported him now say deter the strong man image isn't quite what it. really shows the kind of relationship there is between him and trump but with the philippines and the united
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states it's only your colonial relations the goal of many is for a truly independent foreign policy independent from the dictates of the united states of america it's donald trump's first trip to the philippines since he took office security experts say top of his agenda are the growing tensions in the korean peninsula he'll also be meeting with leaders of as he and member states all of our diplomatic ties with north korea but have unanimously condemned pyongyang's nuclear weapons program over the weekend three uis aircraft carriers carried out joint exercises off the east coast of south korea worrying many here that the situation shows no sign of the escalating the south china sea dispute is also on the agenda together with the growing influence of i still in the region and the ravinia crisis in me and mark the thirty and shop are meeting on the sidelines today a lateral discussion that is making many here nervous but trump says the two countries
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have a great relationship wants glossed over deterred to so-called war on drugs which has led to the deaths of more than ten thousand filipinos thanks and far from the glittering halls of sea and protests continue in downtown and i love. this band been going. for more than thirty minutes now and it shows no sign of slowing down protesters are chanting the word coup which means poppy into god they say philippine state forces together with president hu they go there they are stooges of the united states. more than two thousand people showed up and there is no shortage of zeal or anger. but the history between the two countries is so intertwined it will take more than a few protests to separate the united states from its former colony similarly dogon i'm just here in manila. al jazeera has obtained exclusive audio recording of the
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pows the gyptian president mohamed morsi in court in cairo the former leader was sentenced to death in two thousand and fifteen in connection with a mass jailbreak during egypt's two thousand and eleven revolution morsi is already serving a twenty year prison sentence for a conviction arising from the killings of protesters during demonstrations in two thousand and twelve he's also been sentenced to forty years on charges of spying for qatar and to life imprisonment on charges of spying for the palestinian group hamas in court on monday morsi said he is completely isolated from the proceedings and is being trialled in absentia. the since september the twenty fourth i've been completely isolated from the court there are double grasp areas i've tried to talk about the case but the court has not seen or heard me i can't a witnesses and i can't talk to them and i should communicate with the court when i have things to say and the previous sitting i heard the witness and i want to
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comment on what she said but i couldn't she said folks words that are not straight i'm being tried in absentia but they say i am present i don't know where i am now. al-jazeera continues to demand the release of its journalist mahmoud hussein who's been an egyptian prison since december the twenty s. he's accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al-jazeera strongly deny what has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail he was arrested in the center while visiting his family. for almost a week the indian capital has been choked with toxic small hospital admissions of spike then authorities have taken extraordinary measures to improve the air quality but indian say this has been plaguing delhi for years and they want government leaders to act mariana honda reports. at first glance it looks like delhi is blanketed by
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a thick wintry fog but the sheer number of people covering their mouths shows this is something more sinister for almost a week people have been gasping for breath and hailing a toxic combination of microscopic particles and noxious fumes many have heeded the warning to stay home but some are getting tired of that we're worried about other help that's where we're at we were all right in the segment for the last four or five days but finally we've had no matter how much we're going to i don't say this is it will be clearer to me at times delozier has been almost ten times worse than the chinese capital beijing a city bishan known for its special with pollution. here's what makes the smog so dangerous air quality is assessed by counting measure with a diameter of less than two point five micro meters we're talking absolutely tiny here around thirty times finer than a human here so small it can only be detected with an electron microscope and small
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enough to get into your lungs and pass into the bloodstream causing heart and respect tree problems the air quality and experts the upper limits for good ear at no more than fifty and the highest and most hazardous level on that index is three hundred plus the count for delhi at times of the last few days has climbed to double that up past six hundred masks my make people feel better but they offer little real protection from it pollution like this experts say it's the same as smoking forty to fifty cigarettes a day construction projects vehicle few times in home fires during winter are all being blamed but most believe farm fires are the main culprit here farmers in neighboring states clearing their fields by burning them it's against the law but it's also cheap and easy and every year state governments are accused of turning
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a blind eye emergency hospital admissions have risen between twenty and thirty five the scene government leaders have ordered the closure of more than six thousand schools halted construction and to limiting trucks to only those carrying essential supplies forecasts of rain in the coming days my office some response but forecasters say it will only be temporary and the main time those who can a staying home but many others in delhi simply can't afford to nor do they have the money to get to hospital when the smoky greg haze becomes too much to be here. me and mars army has replaced the general in charge of rakhine state where a military crackdown the scene more than half a million range of muslims driven from their homes it's reported that major general among saw it has not been offered a new position u.n.
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officials have accused the army of ethnic cleansing and mass rape in an operation launched in august six hundred thousand fled across the border to bangladesh south korea's military says north korean troops have shot and injured a fellow soldier as he tried to defect to the south it happened near the border village of punishment june he's been taken to hospital in south korea. a judge has stopped the controversial sale of two paintings by the american artist norman rockwell at the heart of the matter is whether a museum has the right to sell forks that were donated to it for safe keeping for generations to come out as there is kristen salumi has the story. the works of norman rockwell provide a window into america's past smalltown twentieth century life whether it's after hours fun seen here at shuffled his barber shop or the bustle of blacks miss boy these paintings were donated by the artist to the berkshire museum in the one nine hundred fifty s.
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but the museum in the state of massachusetts where rockwell lived and worked for the last twenty five years of his life fell on hard times and decided to sell them my grandfather gave them to be viewed by the people the birchers probably in gratitude. to the director and to the museum i think the museum is losing its soul i think it's. you know it's very clear that it is a mission around science history an art and has decided to sell the art in order to invest in the other parts of the mission. norman rockwell's descendants aren't the only ones upset about it but the museums board which turned down our request for an interview says it's been losing a million dollars a year and needs to raise money to revamp its site to attract new visitors. a massachusetts court has delayed the sale after the family of the state attorney general's office sued the state argued the sale also opposed by the association of
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art museum directors and the american alliance of museums may violate the museum's responsibility as a charitable trust or critically rosenbaum says the move would set a bad precedent allowing cash strapped institutions to potentially convert public treasures into liquid assets the metropolitan museum couldn't find the money for its expansion that it's planning to do but it didn't sell the rembrandts that's not the way to do it what you do is you pause you postpone you make some cuts i mean laid off some people and you just wait until you can get the consensus and the donors support that you need or risk the sale of iconic works such as those of norman rockwell to private collectors where the american public won't get a chance to see them kristen salumi al-jazeera. thank you. now
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a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera at least four hundred people have been killed and more than six thousand injured by a powerful earthquake on the iran iraq border on sunday it caused widespread damage in both countries with tens of thousands forced from their homes on the iraqi side the most extensive damage was in the town of darvon the khan in the semi autonomous kurdistan region but most of the deaths reported so far are in iran's mountainous kermanshah province. i saw fighters of recaptured the syrian city of al book come out close to the border with iraq this comes just a few days after iranian backed fighters claim to have taken control of the city which is i soul's last stronghold in syria well the war in syria was also on the agenda at a meeting between russian president vladimir putin and his turkish counterpart friendship type out of the one in sochi putin said their work on syria is producing concrete results. of course we discussed the syrian
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issues in the background of the success of course from terrorism we decided we need to coordinate our efforts to ensure long term settlement of the situation. we need to promote the process of a political outcome. and form of the president of the joint communique was approved to ensure the integrity and sovereignty of the country syria. aid groups are preparing to send much needed supplies to yemen after saudi arabia said it will start reopening some of the country's airports and seaports but the main supply routes to the port of call data will only reopen once the saudi led coalition is satisfied that the who these cannot use it to bring in weapons saudi arabia placed a blockade on yemen a week ago after who the rebels fired a missile at riyadh the u.n. is warning vital stocks of fuel and vaccines will run out by the end of the month and seven million people are on the brink of famine. u.s. president donald trump has met his philippine counterpart at the asean summit in
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manila from said he has a great relationship with a pet although it's unclear if he did raise the issue of human rights violations with him the previous u.s. administration criticized that they have his controversial war on drugs those are the headlines coming up next on al-jazeera my tennis and i'm going to have more news for you tomorrow but by. on counting the cost the princes what it means for the saudi economy how rich do you have to be to avoid paying taxes all for tougher laws after the paradise papers show how the world's wealthiest i bet money china's trump card counting the cost at this time on i just.

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