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carry this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes political tension in zimbabwe with reports of military vehicles on the streets of the capital. more pressure on on so in sochi over the right hander crisis the u.s. secretary of state is due in may and more in the coming hours. the u.s. attorney general faces tough questions about russia and donald trump's presidential campaign plus. reported from austria on the return of the would know all the toting about toys on construction. there is tension and uncertainty in zimbabwe tonight with the ports a military vehicles on the streets of the capital harare but zimbabwe's ambassador to south africa is dismissing reports that a coup against president robert mugabe is underway he told the. borders news agency
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that the government remains intact several images have been posted on social media showing unusual military activity inside the capital tension the country has been rising since the head of the army criticized a purge of the president's rulings a new p.f. party the party responded by accusing general constantino. treasonable conduct so robert mugabe he is ninety three years old and he has ruled since the country gained its independence in one nine hundred eighty last week he fired as vice president emerson among who was widely considered a possible successor he fled the country but he vowed to return the first lady grace mugabe has been pushing for his removal for some time she may now be in position to take over after her husband these events prompted the military to weigh in with the warning against purging senior members of the ruling party or schroeder as africa analyst and vice president of staff for
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a geo political analysis consultancy he joins us live from austin texas and we appreciate your time so a general making a move like this saying things like this how unprecedented is this this is quite unprecedented zimbabwe in its independence since one nine hundred eighty has never experienced a military coup look this and rather it's experienced a very very close relationship between the civilian government and the military representatives who work hand in hand to achieve their independence from the united kingdom and so now to see this apparent breakdown between the civilian government on the one hand and the military leadership on the other is quite worrisome and very unprecedented and in zimbabwe so what what how would you characterize grace mugabe's role in all of this. grace mugabe has played a very underhanded role as far as the military leadership is concerned she has
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orchestrated quite a unsettling move within this careful balance of power that has that has empowered the ruling party of zimbabwe and and indeed many of her detractors have accused her of entirely orchestrating this expulsion this firing of the former vice president emerson managua and now you've seen the knives come out you seen the counter criticisms you see the possibility of the military taking matters into their own hand to defend in their mind the liberation struggle that they fought so hard to achieve and they won't they won't let them bob wade descend into chaos and under unproven leadership who did not fight and did not struggle in the liberation so. how did how does one deescalate this. that's a very tricky question because this is such an unprecedented and tenuous situation
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both the accusations and counter-accusations of who is truly the defender of zimbabwe's liberation struggle at this point it's hard to hard to say who's who's telling the truth certainly you've had the leadership led by general yesterday saying that they will defend the liberation against these these subterfuges behaviors within the ruling party but then as as you have observed the reprisal statements from the zanu p.f. government accusing gen of treasonous activity so how does one deescalate we have to watch for the hours and days to come but it's going to be tricky for for both institutions if you will the military on the one hand that has underwritten the safety in syria of the government it's going to be hard for them
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to back down from this press conference from these statements that that that the leadership of the zimbabwean armed forces laid out yesterday remember it wasn't just general chiwenga but he was surrounded by the entire leadership of the zimbabwe defense forces when he stated their intention to defend the zimbabwean liberation regime and on the other hand against the civilian government still led by the ninety three year old president robert mugabe who's still a very wily actor defending against this unconstitutional threat from the military leadership ok mark schroeder appreciate you joining us thank you very much. rescuers are digging through the rubble of buildings toppled by sunday's powerful earthquake on the iran iraq border and a desperate search for survivors more than four hundred thirty people are known to have been killed almost all of them in iran but many victims are still buried so
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the real figure could be much higher the number of people injured in this seven point three magnitude quake is now almost eight thousand the quake destroyed more than twelve thousand homes leaving seventy thousand people homeless or state was the iranian town of. is a hob where former president mahmoud ahmadinejad ordered the construction of many low income housing projects near the quake's epicenter in northern iraq many people say they're afraid to go home and. family and they can whom us now rebuild from the rubble. people in this mainly kurdish town assume a money approach are trying to recover from disaster for iraqis all of the suffering from the fact so poor and prices. were changed by some days earthquake near the border with iraq. and his my friend escaped war four years ago back then their home was demolished in baghdad now once again they
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have nothing left. and dirt from their home. i can still feel the shake it lasted so long i'm still shaking i just can't get over the shock. we just managed to escape officials told us to evacuate the neighborhood for the last two days we have been sleeping in the city parks at night. but couple thank god they have survived a few buildings collapsed during sunday's quake the ones which are bad at that most may end up the same so people are afraid to go there since so with the night it's becoming colder in iraq aid groups are providing mats and blankets for those who fear they have no option but to stay outside. al-jazeera. northern iraq as are of the gary is director of international operations at the
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iran red crescent society as are teams have reached most of the affected areas in the priority is sheltering people from the cold. the focus now on the actually emergency sheltering and food. but the under solution of the food but the point is that because the wide area is reaching to the people it takes a little bit time so we are actually doing our best to accelerate this procedure and to send the items to all of the people we receive the items from our stocks from the sixteen provincial branches are on the area in order just to not to waste the time so that i can say that all the needed items are not deployed. to the. province it is which is the main province of that severely damaged. and i can say that.
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our people that they do their most. to reach the people in the in different religious and many official say the saudi led coalition has bombed the airport in the capital sana there are conflicting reports about the extent of the damage but these who control the airport say the runway and ground navigation tower were damaged but the u.n. says most of the facility is intact and can receive aid shipments one saudi arabia loosens its blockade of the country without announced monday it will reopen some in many ports so it's not attack us to enter the car bomb outside a camp used by security forces in yemen at least six people were killed and several others injured happened in the southern port city of aden eisel has claimed responsibility for that attack and the conflict in yemen has cost thousands of people to flee the country many seeking safety in nearby djibouti but the
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conditions are poor at some of the refugee camps. looks at the situation in the port town of about. mark because it comes in the town of djibouti is home to one thousand two hundred yemeni refugees just last year six thousand refugees lived here most of them have moved out of the come due to what they call harsh conditions here and have rented accommodation in the tunnels or in the capital djibouti now it's only the poorest of the poor those who cannot afford to live outside the company have been left to complaining of issues such as shortage of food they say they do not receive enough food russians but us still thankful for the security they have here in the past few days the delusion national refugee agency reduced that a dozens of refugees who have come from different parts of yemen particularly in the south now we spoke to
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a family of five thought for the tunnels which is under the control of both the fighters and they say they were forced to sleep due to a most of insecurity and also a shortage of fuel food and medical supplies evidence accusing former libyan army general clifford haftorah of war crimes has been presented at the international criminal court after now controls his own force in the east of the country the i.c.c. has already sick in the arrest of commanders affiliated with him and reports from the hague. libya has been in turmoil since the two thousand and eleven popular uprising toppled the country's leader colonel gadhafi and the conduct of the rival militia groups has provoked grave international concern this video shows militia commander mahmud ali appearing to summarily shoot prisoners the family is already wanted by the i.c.c. chief prosecutor fattah bensouda now attention is turning to a fairly superior the renegade general after the court has enough evidence to
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prove that have is the commander the superior of warfare. and that's what bin folder said in her statement before the security council when she had to be able to have go to rest and were fairly and hand them over to the libyan authorities so he can be handed over to the court so. with video or without video it's proven that he is the superior over or fairly and thus under the doctrine of command there's a possibility he will be held responsible have to us forces have been accused of committing atrocities on numerous occasions since twenty fourteen the evidence presented to the i.c.c. on tuesday relates to two specific attacks in twenty fourteen and one atrocity in early twenty seventeen it's being gathered by lawyers from going to thirty seven chambers. individual witness accounts if you will direct and indirect victims
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it summarizes evidence that we have obtained through speeches through martial after another individual. in relation to the attacks that we consider in our report have to has been supported by regional and international powers including egypt in the united arab emirates four months ago he was even welcomed by the french president in mind one macron at the peace summit outside paris but many libyans say have to international friends must not shield him from international justice. the case against the renegade general and his other commanders would appear to be building strength and although the prospect of them being arrested does not look imminent the prosecutors here in the hague have very long memories remember it took thirteen years from the indictment of the serbian war criminal rubberband cata judge to his arrest in two thousand and eight justice will be served paul brennan al-jazeera and the hague and north korea were discussed the human rights groups are concerned that
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the red river hensher refugee crisis and the philippines controversial war on drugs were not given a fair hearing mcbride has more from manila featuring prominently at this session as indeed at other sessions over the past couple of days has been the threat of north korea and its missile program at a news conference later on deter spoke about the need to be very careful now with north korea and how a holocaust would be absolutely devastating for the world due to a has faced criticism from some of the visiting delegates and world leaders here especially people like justin trudeau of canada criticizing due to human rights record for his war on drugs that has claimed thousands of lives getting such criticism here on his home turf deter take responded in characteristic fashion it is but assume. that you'll hear of me
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driving down if you think it's because me when you. if. you know exactly what. is also pointed out some of the successes of this summit such as an agreement by the asean members to work towards a code of conduct for settling territorial disputes in the south china sea it is an agreement that has a boast importantly the backing of china it has been a long time in coming some fifteen years to get to this stage but delegates are leaving here hoping it will provide long term solutions. rex tillerson is travelling to me in march for talks with onsen sochi the two met earlier on the sidelines of the apec summit to head to refugee security forces and massacres rape
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and torching villages claims had been backed by the un which describes the violence as ethnic cleansing. and more head of the news our hand clearing lebanese prime minister saad hariri has tweeted that bill returned home from saudi arabia and the coming days. venezuela says it cannot pay its bills and its blaming the u.s. . and support the football coach who says a drone may have upset his team's chances are reaching the world cup. this attorney general has denied he misled congress during his october testimony on a probe of the trump campaign's contacts with russia jeff sessions told a congressional committee tuesday that he simply forgot about a meeting where a former top advisor boasted of ties with moscow share bhutanese reports. raise your right hand family swear that this isn't the first time the attorney general
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has been accused of not being honest with congress but jeff sessions was adamant i don't think i'm. is right there here's me doing something wrong i had no participation in any wrongdoing at issue sessions previous testimony that there were no contacts between members of the trump campaign and the russians claiming to represent the kremlin since his last congressional appearance to trump campaign staffers have testified that they told sessions they were in contact with what they thought were russian officials and that's sessions memory i do now recall that the march twenty sixth team meeting at the drop out tail that mr papadopoulos attended but i have no clear recollection of the details of what he said at that meeting after reading his account into the bath to my recollection i believe that i wanted to make clear to him that he would not authorize to represent the campaign with the
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russian government or any other foreign government for that matter democrats on the committee working to pursue another issue as well it's emerged that the department of justice is evaluating whether to appoint a special counsel into hillary clinton into among other issues lingering questions about clinton's foundation donations and government policy while she was secretary of state for example republicans welcomed the prospect but were impatient what's it going to take to get a special counsel democrats were less enthusiastic in a functioning democracy is it common for the leader of the country to order the criminal justice system to retaliate against is political opponents their department of justice can never be used to retaliate politically against opponents and that would be wrong however sessions' reiterated his. commitments made during his confirmation hearing were there to be an investigation
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into clinton he would recuse she ever terms washington. lebanon's absent prime minister has tweeted who will return home from saudi arabia in the coming days to really also call for calm he said his family would be staying in riyadh earlier hariri met with the head of lebanon's maronite church patriarch bashar rah is the first lebanese official to visit the kingdom sensory unexpectedly announced his resignation more than a week ago now after that meeting rice said he supported her the reason reasons for resigning the syrian observatory for human rights says it is unclear whether airstrikes on a rebel held town in the north were carried out by russian or syrian warplanes more than sixty people were killed in an attack at the market in the countryside near aleppo on the ground saying there are no fighters or weapons in that neighborhood. russia's defense ministry has been accused of lying after releasing what it calls
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evidence of the u.s. working alongside eisel it turns out the footage was taken from a video game or a challenge reports from moscow. when russia's ministry of defense accused the united states on tuesday of effectively collaborating with eisel in syria it wasn't the first time that it made such accusations but this time it said it had irrefutable proof photos which were put out on the ministry of defense is facebook and twitter accounts grainy drone images apparently of a convoy being left alone by u.s. forces but it didn't take too long for eagle eyed observers on social media organizations like the citizen journalists belling katz and conflicts intelligence team to see that they had noticed these images before and actually they weren't what they were trying they had come from what he was one of them from a mobile phone computer game called the a c one thirty gunship simulator others
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from this collection of images had come from a two thousand and sixteen video put out by iraq e forces showing them attacking a convoy leaving for leadership it didn't take long after that for the minister of defense to delete them although they stood by their original accusations they have since subsequently admitted that this was a mistake and they're blaming it on a civilian employee at the ministry of defense and say they're launching an investigation qatar's the mayor says his country's neighbors have no desire to end the gulf crisis take to mean then home at all funny says the blockading countries underestimate the will of the qatari people saudi arabia the united arab emirates bahrain in egypt sever ties with qatar in june and imposed a land sea and air blockade. has the latest. qatar's leader remains defiant describing the blockade imposed as unfair and violating diplomatic
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norms checked i mean been hammered then he says qatar is willing to start talks but national sovereignty is a red line. as you are all aware has been subjected to an unjust an unlawful measures that violates all the values and norms established not only among friendly countries but also among enemy by nature of the measures taken and the rhetoric and conduct adopted it has become evident that the blockading countries are not aiming for a solution or settlement it all started in june when saudi arabia the u.a.e. bihari in and egypt severed diplomatic ties with qatar and imposed a land sea and air blockade they accused qatar of promoting extremism accusations dismissed by the qatari leadership as fabricated lies kuwait and the u.s. are trying to heal the diplomatic where ft but saudi arabia and its allies say the
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sanctions against qatar will only be lifted when qatar meets a list of thirteen demands including shutting down the al-jazeera media network closing a turkish military base and downgrading ties with iran. the five month crisis continues but the emea says the blockade in countries underestimate the will of the qatari people here with her to the series of measures to break the embargo such are starting new shipping routes to ensure food supplies continue well. qatar in the could tarries are capable of thriving and progressing whether the siege ends or not we do not fear being boycotted by these countries we are far better off however vigilance is needed and they have not stopped that the blockade but continue to interfere with our domestic affairs the emea made his speech at the opening session of the parliamentary advisory body called the shura council for the
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first time i mean appointed for women to the forty five member council last week they will help draft laws approve the budget and monitor government performance the emea appoints one third of the council two thirds are elected plans for full elections to the council have been delayed for the past nine years cutters leader we need to re to the gulf crisis won't deter his country from pursuing political and economic reforms. al-jazeera continues to demand the release of a troll a smart move his saying has been internet gyptian prison since december twentieth he's accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al-jazeera strongly deny after people they complained of mistreatment in jail he was arrested in december while visiting his family. venezuela is not only facing
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a humanitarian crisis it is also suffering a debt crisis the rating agency standard and poor's has declared the nation and selective default after it failed to make two hundred million dollars and repayments for global bonds two in october and as well as later says u.s. sanctions are making it impossible to refinance its debt john hendren reports. then this whalen is in default with apparently little hope of paying off its creditors the declaration by the ratings agency standard and poor's comes after venezuela with sixty billion dollars in debt in just nine point six billion in its bank accounts missed the second deadline on a debt payment the red carpet was rolled out for a few foreign investors who might be willing to keep the country afloat at a price that as well as vice president tariq ali seamy said the country is the victim of an economic war being waged by the us in foreign lenders and. this is salt of the us government is made jointly with the venezuelan opposition today
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venezuela is limited to seek financing find in ourselves faced with the need to consider a new formulas to get out of this complexity critics say then as well as leaders have prioritized clearing debt over a growing humanitarian crisis that has left many of its people hungry and children dying in hospitals with medical shortages venezuelan president nicolas maduro blames the u.s. for his country's crisis so he's turning to his traditional rivals the compromise front that i'm not sure not a whole lot i pulled a couple international agreements with the people's republic of china a working perfectly and will continue to go that way i can announce that we have reached a renegotiation a refinancing agreement with the russian federation. in spite of president lee duros plans u.s. firms still own much of venezuela's debt and the trumpet ministration wary of providing an economic lifeline to his administration has blocked americans from breaches updating in any debt restructuring talks with diminishing cash revenues then as well as financial problems are likely to get even worse john hendren
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al-jazeera still ahead on al-jazeera the new pill can tell your doctor whether you're taking your medication at the right time and in the right dose and that raises a lot of other issues most agree there is a serious sexual harassment issue on capitol hill in the u.s. but doing something about it so a lot more complicated than it should be and it's more pride possibly quatre good news for the sailors in this around the world price. how the weather is not looking too bad along the eastern seaboard of the u.s. in parts of canada to largely clear skies but you see two distinct areas of cloud there's one here that's just making its way over towards the lakes just pushing on
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beyond the lakes stretching down along the appalachian mountains and then further west we've got another system has been pushing in across the or west coast some very heavy rain coming in here actually i did notice some snow over the rockies and that's going to filter its way it's a very keen winds to possibly see some flooding into washington state into warrick and northern parts of california even san francisco could see some rather wet weather over the next day or two to do with the rain that's no bad thing wet weather there you can see just pushing across the lakes and further north snow over the high gravel ollie's its way further east which is we go through thursday petering out along the eastern seaboard of the u.s. i suspect temperatures around thirteen degrees celsius for the not too bad seventeen celsius in atlanta maybe the odd shower just sliding across texas over the next day or two more than just your shower still lingering across central parts of the caribbean mind you greater antilles saying this huge massive cloud is seeing flooding rains into jamaica into southern parts of cuba and will be more heavy rain
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for his back. do. you measure. and it's not just i phones that my face i mean most of these days we are in a state. that was backed by. digital dissidents at this time on al-jazeera. when the news breaks it was an announcement if you were expecting to hear by announce my resignation as prime minister from the lebanese government and the story builds i can't stop thinking about my life when people need to be heard. hundreds of thousands of. ethnic cleansing imeem are for bangladesh al jazeera has teams on the
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ground to bring you more award winning documentaries and live news on and on line. watching al-jazeera let's take up the top stories this hour. after a military vehicles took up positions inside and around the capital harare the ruling party of his is the head of the armed forces of treason and all constantino . warned on monday that the army would step in if purchased continue within the party rescue work continues in iran and iraq with more than four hundred thirty
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people killed in sunday's earthquake along the border most of the casualties are on iran and the number of dead is expected to rise seven point three magnitude quake entered on. eight thousand people in law tens of thousands homeless. u.s. attorney general has denied misleading congress in his october testimony about contracts between donald contacts that is between donald trump's presidential campaign and russia have sessions told a congressional committee on tuesday that he simply forgot about a meeting with a former trump advisor who boasted of ties with moscow. so you have trouble remembering to take your medication a lot of people do well a first of its kind digital pill and they'll the united states is designed to let your doctor know when you forget. christensen limmy reports the pill is raising questions about the presence of big brother and medicine. patients who don't take their medicine as directed not only risk their health they cost about one hundred
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billion dollars a year according to one study about avoidable costs in medicine that's because the patients often end up sicker or needing additional treatment enter a new digital pill just approved for use by the u.s. food and drug administration in people with schizophrenia bipolar disorder and other forms of mental illness it actually lets your doctor know if you've taken it the problem of not adhering to treatment when it's administered on a regular basis daily multiple times a day and the way that that compromises the effectiveness of the treatment is a huge problem in medicine and particularly in treatment of mental disorders the pill sensor is made of copper magnesium and silicon ingredients already found in foods it generates an electrical signal when it comes into contact with stomach fluids that signal is that picked up by a wearable patch on the patient's rib cage the patch sends the date time and
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patient activity level via bluetooth to an app on the patient's mobile phone and a database to which researchers have access through the op the patient can have a record sent of every time he or she takes the pill to up to four people family members or caregivers but the technology raises questions about privacy medical ethics experts find the fact that the pill is prescribed for mental illness especially troubling if you give someone a pill that's going to record for someone else whether they've taken the medication ought it poses problems these are people who may not understand all the issues because they had involved because it was like a condition many people with psychiatric condition can understand all the issues their problems because this may feed into their paranoia they may think oh my god people want to spawn. another doctor saying he's going to give me a drug that's going to spy on me the cost of the drug is another concern prompting
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experts to say more study will be necessary to weigh the risks versus the benefits and make this pill easier to swallow kristen salumi al-jazeera new york stuff is a reporter for x. news website covering technology and politics she joins us live from washington d.c. thank you so much for your time it is as i look at this report i think about you know there are cameras you can swallow in a pill that also serves a medical purpose was it just a matter of time before something like this was developed yeah i mean this is really just the beginning this is the first time the f.d.a. has approved this kind of tracking pill but there are lots of similar technology. medical technologies out there so i think we're going to see a lot of similar ideas roll out from here and we'll have to wait and see if the f.d.a. approves all of them so how do you think patients will perceive this will be
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open it to this what are the kinds of discussions they're going to have with their doctor in the office when the doctor suggests something like this. right so i think there is going to be good conversations as well as some more worried and skepticism on the part of patients so the good thing is patients who want to take their medication and want those reminders are going to see it as a good thing it's a way for them to ensure that they're taking the medication they're supposed to when they're supposed to and getting better and avoiding getting more sick or having more expensive treatments down the line but there's also a little bit of a big brother fear out there that their doctor can now see whether or not they take their pills and i think there's some fears that down the line this could result in mechanisms that would punish patients who aren't taking their medication when they're supposed to especially when it comes to court orders oftentimes a judge will tell someone that they have to take a certain medication and so if the judge can see if they stop taking their
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medication they could revoke parole or sun someone back to a psychiatric hospital so there are good sides and bad sides to this and there are a lot of ethical questions that are going to need to be answered having said that do you anticipate perhaps you know sometimes things have to evolve and change that there may have to be no new rules and regulations to regulate something like this there could be you know this is again as i said before this is just the beginning and there are lots of questions right now there are lots of people thinking about what does this mean and what are the role of doctors and how do you protect the right of patients to refuse treatment if that's their decision so these are there are lots of questions and sense the f.d.a. has approved this pill they need to be answered fairly quickly now it's a pretty fascinating development stuff thank you for max yes appreciate it. the u.s. based advocacy group freedom house says manipulation of social media disapprobation
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campaign severs zoltan a global decline in internet freedom for the seventh year in a row checkerboard has more from san francisco. roughly half the planet is connected to the internet using it to learn new skills find work and to coordinate and organize political action information as the saying goes wants to be free but a new report suggests that governments around the world are attempting to strangle the free internet well unfortunately for the seventh consecutive year our study showcases that internet freedom has been on the client we have identified several other trends that are quite worrisome one being that more and more governments are increasingly using internet shutdowns around elections or around anti-government protests to stiffle the the scent they've also seen a dramatic increase in the number of people who are being attacked for just posting their anti-government views online the tactics for controlling our online behavior
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are growing more sophisticated in china where the web is heavily censored a new social credit system called sesame credit rewards and punishes citizens for what they do and what their friends do on social media around the world governments pay for positive commentary online and surveillance is rampant. in the us companies like facebook here in california have created a perfectly addictive product by appealing to our emotions and our circle of friends but in the process they've also inadvertently created a way for geo political enemies to reach across to each other citizens using some of the most advanced marketing tactics in the world unfortunately it does at the same tactics that advertisers use to help people like their products and now we see actually governments using the same methods to spread their own pro-government messages and to keep themselves in power the internet seems like a place of freedom but groups like freedom house say until we learn how to protect
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transparency and factual information and clearly identify censorship and propaganda it will remain. jake aboard san francisco. development to bring you in the situation the tense situation happening in zimbabwe reuters news agency is reporting that soldiers there have taken over the headquarters of the state broadcaster that is a z b c the zimbabwe state broadcaster what's been happening over the past week or so there's this tension this back and forth between president robert mugabe who sacked his vice president last week emerson. as a result of that one of the generals the head of the armed forces general. said that he will not allow a continued purging of these parties so the next development in this that has just happened is soldiers have taken over the state broadcaster in zimbabwe will
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continue to follow these developments here on al-jazeera so to keep it here to american congresswoman are sharing stories of widespread sexual harassment on capitol hill to testify before a house administration committee over the last two decades taxpayers paid more than fifteen million dollars to settle congressional workplace violations as political hand reports many believe that a fraction of what should have been paid. it's well known but until now not really talked about congress has a sexual harassment problem and those who have been impacted say here in these halls it is uniquely bad i think it's huge these are incredibly hard fought jobs it's very competitive and once you're here you kind of do everything you can to you know keep your mass shut if something's making you uncomfortable she was one of fifteen hundred former staffers who sent this letter saying congress needs to change the way it handles complaints it's a unique process congress has exempted itself from the laws on sexual harassment
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that it passed for everyone else if a staffer makes a claim that they have been sexually harassed they have to go through counseling for thirty days then they have to sign a non-disclosure agreement enter into mandatory mediation if that doesn't settle it they have to wait another thirty days and what is called a cooling off period then they can sue or get an administrative hearing if they do get a financial settlement the harasser doesn't pay it u.s. taxpayers do and the person responsible the amount well that's kept a secret. congresswoman jackie spear says the system is further steps against the accuser the harasser and the members' office are represented by house of representatives counsel now listen how does that compute they are provided free legal counsel the victim is not and that only applies to staffers the youngest
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women on the hill interns and fellows are excluded from even that process. this discussion is happening as rori more tries to win a senate seat the republican candidate from alabama is facing multiple allegations that he assaulted teenage girls a few decades ago and every day it seems another famous man is facing harassment or salt on occasions from hollywood to television celebrities and people in power are losing their jobs at a record pace a long standing american problem now laid bare was that and women who marched when donald trump was elected president are marching again angry now demanding that widespread harassment in every walk of life and now congress says they'll consider demanding its workers receive sexual harassment training but that may not be enough for these women who are collectively saying they had enough to call home washington. olivia as the only nation in the world work child labor is
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legal the nation's working age was lowered from fourteen to ten years old and two thousand and fourteen idea was to regulate and safeguard children but the legislation has been condemned at home and abroad to try a live report from the eastern region of santa cruz. they're all so many child workers and believe you are selling on the streets of mixed heavy traffic well hidden in these markets they've been the practice of pay is almost normal. is one of those striving to ensure that she. labor is not excepted does not become normal . if a child wants to work having sugarcane like their parents when they grow up that's fine but they should have the opportunity to choose because they've had an education if they want to be an architect they could be an architect we shouldn't deny them the dream of being something else she's helped create spaces like this one like children working in the santa cruz markets come to study in play come to
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be children and the regional government with unicef backing is building schools in rural areas where most of believe years child labor is work many of them cutting sugarcane they are mostly from migrant families in low paid and seasonal work cut a man now twenty started work when he was thirteen. kids in the countryside have always worked to help themselves or they work when their parents a sick so they can eat. it can be difficult to get the children to school and the teachers are ms or says to the children. sometimes we have to go and get them and bring them back here for their classes is difficult because they'd often don't have the books or pens so we have to do what we can to improvise with these children work but now they also study with every child should receive an education is the most
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a fundamental right is basic it is complicated here in bolivia by many things by prejudice by tradition and by poverty. or families need the extra income their children bring in forth or it is a reluctant to in their forces want to keep wages down the consumers demand low prices some however do see the benefits of eradicating child labor. these children will be educated to live in better conditions with better health schooling and food without sacrificing themselves physically but to live their lives as they should as children. it's a message taking root in santa cruz but poverty in bolivia should not make child labor inevitable that children should be able to study and play to be children and often high. santa cruz believe. a major source of pollution that often goes unnoticed is the construction industry building the
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concrete jungles of the world's cities has created a huge amount of c o two emissions but now some architects are turning back to an older form of building material that's cheaper faster and more sustainable and that clarke travel to the austrian alps to find out more. in the austrians illa tell they've been building houses out of wood for as long as anybody can remember but now the global demand for timber construction is soaring business is booming at the bin to hold sole mill every day twenty thousand trees go through the system six million trees a year the scale of production is staggering. and it's a mainstream and i think that the mainstream arrives because we have to change. back to the nature absolutely everyone is talking about green living much of the wood is compressed into a production note it's cross laminated timber or c l t incredibly strong and
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durable and surprisingly fire resistant. it is the material of choice of more and more architects around the world especially in the u.k. like this residential development in dalston in london it's faster to put up than traditional construction materials and five times lighter we don't tend to think of the carbon footprint of our buildings but concrete and steel production is actually responsible for up to eighty percent of global emissions. every suck in c o two and when the timber is used for construction read the carbon remains the way. nearly all been to holds to make comes from within one hundred kilometer radius all sustainably produced air is a felled off the fifty or sixty years of growth and then tree regenerate sorted by
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size and quality the logs are huge into planks to be used around the world and for more local projects. architect thomas uses e.l.t. for many of his designs. that it's in the big advantage of it is that it presents new possibilities with the traditional way of building the carpenter creates in a three day plan and sends it to the sales team machine for the parts to be made then it's all put together like a puzzle on site at the sawmill anything that is not turned into timber is burned to supply district heating for nearby communities and electricity to the national grid there is next to no waste in the whole process the wooden age may not yet to ever turned but mankind's original construction material is making a definitive comeback and the clock al-jazeera zillah tell austria. voigt assisting in the. story.
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thank you very much stan mark have qualified for the football world cup a for the fifth time in their history they comfortably beat the republic of ireland in their playoff and took an early lead in dublin a but too quick fire goals on the hall fall mocked and the game decisively in denmark's favor christian eriksen the school the hat trick as the game finished
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five one to denmark after the goalless first leg in copenhagen that was more than enough for the danes to take their place at next year's finals in russia. argentina strike a seizure guerra was taken to hospital at half time during his team's four two friendly defeat against nigeria where had scored during the first half of the game that was played in russia but fainted in the changing rooms during the interval football association said the man just a city player went to hospital for precautionary checks. two thousand and eighteen host russia hell spain to draw in the friendly petersburg russia have never made it beyond the group stages. but they came back from two goals down against a two thousand and ten champions to draw this game three. is it a manager d.m. hero ventura has apologised for his side's failure to call it for next year's world
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cup in russia it's the first time in six decades that the four time champions have missed out on football's biggest event. it's been described in the italian media as a national tragedy even apocalypse failed to reach the world cup finals for the first time since one nine hundred fifty eight has hit italy hard. needed to overturn a one nil deficit against sweden in the second leg of their play off in milan but tonight a frustration ended with a goal is draw on delimitation for the fourth time champions of the world. did not make sense or had a team that didn't deserve to be on the pitch the team could have done much much better than us yes. if it doesn't show the hunger the will to win everybody was saying that we were strong but it's not true sweden is going through and we're going home. it's disgusting the world cup context without italy it just context.
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yes absolutely apologize for the result but not for the effort we put in our desire to win but for the result absolutely yes and that's the main thing that counts i know. despite having a contract until twenty twenty frenchie was position looked instantly untenable with a wave of criticism for his failure to make the changes that would bring italy the gold i desperately needed he hangs on to his job for now. and there will need to be a new era for italian football but experienced players now with charlie mainly the hugely respected guy. whose international career is over after an extraordinary one hundred seventy five appearances over twenty years he lifted the world cup in two thousand and six but the class of twenty seventeen does not possess that quality. seventy four. seventy nine.
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thirty nine the average. age of the team was thirty one so i think there is now. for a new one while sweden celebrates its really are not the only significant casualties of a brutal world cup qualifying campaign the usa chile and netherlands are among those who won't be in russia but italy had the highest expectations but always expect to mount a serious challenge for the trifecta this time that we mere spectators. has accused australia of espionage ahead of their world cup qualifier has australia used to draw on to film his team's training sessions ahead of the first leg of his football federation denied any involvement. on wednesday in the siding leg of their intercontinental play off the scores are level at. the incident is an embarrassment to such an advanced country when australia came to one
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juror they checked every bathroom every box at the stadium where they trained the video show more than i think a drone can show and it takes some of the merits away from the fair place and the sporting event was jus to be held. australia have been boosted by news that veteran striker tim cahill will be fit to start the game in sydney that seven year old sat house the first leg with an ankle injury socceroos all time leading scorer has hit the net fifty times in the more than one hundred international appearances he's limping he's doing it in this range on the image. and he's ready to go as far as. say not only will start. every once in a viable living room wanting to start which is right. who are the favorites to progress and their playoff with new zealand on wednesday local are leaving nothing to chance though they perform rituals outside the stadium and the peruvian capital
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lima which they believe will help the home team south americans are tenth in the world rankings more than one hundred places above their opponents first that finished in a goal a strong. competitors and the nine a month around the world ocean races could be forgiven for losing their sanity while this though is apparently normal treatment for any crew member across in their hotel for the first time the maritime tradition sees sailors being punished in the court of king neptune seven both are taken apart and the thirteenth edition of the race which will finish in the netherlands next june. and that's why it's well for me we'll have more later on. i have an update on the breaking news that we're following the reuters news agency is reporting that soldiers and some had taken over the headquarters of the state broadcaster it's been a really tense time there are military vehicles are deployed in unusual locations and around the capital harare now zimbabwe's ambassador to south africa denies that
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any type of coup against president robert mugabe is under way he says that the government is intact the ruling party has accused the head of the army of treasonous conduct on monday the general said he was prepared to step in if this gets worse we will keep it here keep you updated on al-jazeera don't go anywhere.
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there is a grown man in a very short time to be a trusted news source wherever you are in the world he really want to know what's going on here and you can find out very quickly we're not looking for some nations prism. we are probably international ever we will learn something watching our coverage. be shown that we can be the best international news and most trusted source of stories that people actually can't find elsewhere and that's going to continue. tracing the fall from prosperity to financial ruin this is precisely the movement where we are here lies that nothing
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was first wealthy in the devastating impact to save the banks means also for save the deposits for ordinary citizens and the failure to prevent disaster banks and political leaders are the people who needed to learn a less gora from democracy to the markets at this time on al-jazeera. what to call uncertainty in zimbabwe as military vehicles are on the capital.


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