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that nobody else is going to talk to people that nobody else is talking to and bringing that story to the forefront. zimbabwe's president robert mugabe remains confined to his home as the army seizes power but denies it's a coup. also
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coming up america's renewed confidence and standing in the world has never been stronger than it is right now fresh from his tour of asia donald trump. calling the trip historic. scientists believe they found a planet much like the system eleven light years away plus. the. coming months getting twice a rare leonardo da vinci painting sets a new record at auction in new york. nations and the african union closely monitoring the situation in zimbabwe the military seized power in the early hours of wednesday but exact details of the situation in
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the country remain unclear president mugabe spoke by telephone with his south african counterpart on wednesday jacob zuma says mugabe is confined to his home but the military says it is not to pose the president well the army supporters describe its move as a bloodless correction they say the military is focusing on what they call criminals in the president's circle and that suggests that what's really going on is a struggle among political leaders around the guy he was ninety three years old and the world's longest serving head of state reports from harare. parts of harare are now on lockdown soldiers an army have blocked roads to government offices parliament and the courts people say they are cautiously waiting to see what happens next many are relief so far there has been little violence i can see. moving as usual no more business than the president moving around freely. meeting the country's war veterans say they have had enough of president robert
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mugabe many helped keep him in power for nearly forty years we. should have been recalled from is a row as the president insisted. the mob his army said on wednesday the president robert mugabe and his wife are safe in a private residence south africa's president jacob zuma said he was concerned by the situation in a phone call with zuma mugabe confirmed he was fine we would like to call for calm and restraint. particularly to the defense force and also to the two forces in zimbabwe i have also. conducted he said president mugabe. whom i had. time to to talk. and he is fine but confined in his home zuma plans to send a special envoy to the country. the crisis began on tuesday with reports of
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military vehicles rolling towards the capital good morning the army gave a statement on state television insisting the situation is not a military takeover we are only targeting criminals are only. committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice hours after issuing the statement the army again restated its position. the state run newspaper printed a special edition on wednesday afternoon in its the army says president robert mugabe is still head of state and commander in chief. zimbabweans of only known one leader since one nine hundred eighty the mugabe family is an institution some people love the president and his wife grace mugabe are the say over the years the mugabe's have destroyed the economy this is uncharted territory for the country zimbabwe's military has said soldiers will only return to the barracks when all
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those who the kids are trying to destabilize and destroy the party from within have been arrested al-jazeera had a watch a potent heroes a specialist on african affairs and college in chicago she says what happened in zimbabwe is a coup but the military won't admit it. i think well maybe worries the army generals the sentiment that is associated with the tim cool that they don't want people to panic they don't want people to be afraid they don't want to destabilize the situation so i can understand why they would choose that language but effectively if we just go by the textbook definition then or if if we want to be particular then we might call this guardian coup and we've seen quite varying degrees of ten out from the guardian coups so between one thousand forty five and one thousand nine hundred believe only seven percent of guardian coups actually transition to democracy but since then we've seen an increased rate is thirty four
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percent of guardian who's transitioning to a stable democracy is so if zimbabwe is likely then this guardian who could actually lead to a democratic transition but it in it is indeed a coup or we've just seen this evening one of the youth party leaders the one who gave what i think. was the you know the straw that broke the camel's back the to see the speech that eventually led to the. fact that the youth leader this afternoon he was giving an apology to the army generals in this is one person who's been campaigning for grace you know rubbishing people in the first lady's name so i'm not sure that the first lady has any power right now cambodian supreme court is meeting to decide whether to dissolve the main opposition party which promise to understand accuses of trying to mount a coup this is the scene outside the courthouse and phnom penh where security
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forces have been deployed the cambodian national rescue party says it expects to be banned from abroad as more from the capital. this carries comes after the arrest two months ago of the opposition leader term saka accused of plotting to overthrow the government. now it's based on the video recording of a meeting that he had with supporters overseas where he spoke about the process of replacing the ruling party with the help he said of advisors supporters from the united states according to the opposition party this is simply normal democratic politics work this is been taken by the ruling party though as evidence that they were plotting a coup the government has been accused of manipulating the judiciary to curb political freedoms here the government itself says this is merely an independent judiciary at work that could now dissolve the opposition party the bad news for the
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opposition party though is that one of the leading judges on this panel is a leading member of the ruling c.p.p. party and indeed a long term friend of the ruling prime minister hun sen yes president donald trump has lambasted north korea again in a speech following his asia tour he called on governments to put maximum pressure on young trouble so praised his achievements during the twelve day trip mike hanna has the latest from washington d.c. . well the speech eventually turned out to be a score card of president trump's asian visit one in which not unexpectedly he gave himself the highest possible marks he spoke of the many deals he was doing he spoke of the greater respect being established for the united states he spoke of the need for the u.s. to put itself first in any future trade negotiations and he also did discuss the issue of north korea obviously of great concern to the region he did make
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a speech in south korea vitriolically attacking north korea but this is what he had to say i made clear that we will not allow this twisted dictatorship to hold the world hostage to nuclear blackmail i called on every nation including china and russia to unite in isolating the north korean regime cutting off all ties of trade incomers until it stops its dangerous provoking on and this is the tall key to what we're doing on d. nuclearize ation but also in his speech president trump sharply attacked previous administrations he played them for the policies trade situation that he says the u.s. now finds itself in including the eight billion dollar trade deficit that it has with countries like china he said that experience administrations and were naive in some cases mistaken in other cases and even he said corrupt in some cases well this
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is a very strong criticism from a sitting president very rare for a president to criticize his predecessors in quite the way in which president trump did. the deposed president of catalonia as parliament says he plans to run in next month's spanish regional elections. picking a list of prime and dependents candidates to join him he plans to manage the campaign from belgium way for his cabinet facing extradition to spain on charges of sedition and rebellion the case was brought out a pretty much regional government held a vote last month on splitting. what they are doing to us is so absurd we ran a campaign and won elections and our not being able to take charge of our duties because of what we had proposed during our campaign it's illegal such a serious anomaly must be evident i can't understand how people don't realise this nonsense i run for elections i win and then i can't be elected president by
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a parliament even though the majority of the citizenship said so we must denounce it. to come here not just there including venezuela a multi billion dollar debt restructuring deal with russia as it grapples. with. and exploiting a common practice around the world including this brick factory in argentina. hello the weather in afghanistan has been particularly active in the last three days you had thunderstorms was raining kaberle snow to the north of that and that has cleared the air in northern pakistan for a while at least but west of all this nice all quiet there are showers showing up in the southern caspian the temperature in tehran has come down the forecast max about seventeen degrees below thirty throughout iraq we walked up
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a little recently in for example lebanon and syria the skies and full of sunshine the temperature though throughout iraq and down through the gulf states is only just getting up to the high twenty's maybe hitting thirty. struck masses very pleasant and that's typical actually of almost all the arabian peninsula is gone hotter again in mecca up to the thirty seven coast of yemen is now dry and sunshine is the prevalent form of weather not a particularly strong breeze anywhere through the tropics and the heaviest rains like to be in uganda then to angola on a line that then takes you to zimbabwe it's been particularly wet in the last week or so but equally your eyes are easily drawn to suit two and very active weather in the eastern cape so for south africa and zimbabwe two areas of focus for thursday on friday it's still raining in zimbabwe is much better in south africa.
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documentaries matter. at this time. we are living through a technological revolution but all the machines taking over a piece of machinery goes wrong is there a chain of litigation through which we can bring an ecosystem to bear oxford university professor of machine learning stephen roberts talks to all jews here at this time. welcome back a quick reminder at the top stories here on the al-jazeera the un and the african
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union say they're closely monitoring what's happening in zimbabwe president robert mugabe says he is confined to his home the military seize power on wednesday but denies removing the world's oldest head of state in the. us president donald trump has lambasted north korea again in a speech following his asia tour he called on governments to put pressure on pealing young also praised his achievements during the twelve day trip. and cambodia supreme court will decide on thursday whether to dissolve the main opposition party prime minister hun sen accuses the cambodian national rescue party of planning a coup security forces have been deployed to the capital phnom penh. now at least two people have been killed in a suicide bombing in northern nigeria four attackers also died in the can see officials say thirty others were injured in the incident in my degree the city is a focal point for the armed group boko haram twenty thousand people have been killed and more than two point six million made homeless since the group launched
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its insurgency. the u.n. is sending additional peacekeepers to the central african republic the security council approved nine hundred more raising troop numbers to more than eleven thousand u.n. secretary general antonio ted as has warned of the risk of ethnic cleansing in the country and twenty thirteen muslim seleka rebels ousted the christian president. but since then the celica have been fighting with the christian and he balika group now mean no security forces are accused of widespread rape against range of women and girls a new human rights watch report says troops use rape as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign in rakhine state activists interviewed fifty two range of women and girls twenty nine of them were rape survivors three of them under the age of eighteen but many women say they were gang raped and walked for days to seek refuge in bangladesh they also described witnessing soldiers murdered their children parents and husbands let's get more now from phil robertson he's the deputy director adequately as part of the ethnic cleansing campaign initiated by the military and
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these are these the things that we found were absolutely brutal i mean we're talking about at least eight cases a multiple rape with more than five men volved we're talking about women who have had their children killed and then they're raped you know the process of these just go on and on and on and we understand that much of the evidence gathered came from humanitarian groups working with refugees across the border in bangladesh so clearly those groups had a crucial role to play in documenting the abuses. well we sent our own researcher in to do the documentation certainly we talked with different humanitarian groups working with the refugees in bangladesh but the research is all ours and what we found was also a lack of services being taken up by rohingya women and girls who have been raped in part because of the stigma involved in being a victim of that crime you know we think that there has to be
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a lot more services provided particularly physical and you know psychosocial support provided these women and girls because these many of these people are still suffering terribly not only from the physical pain but also from the mental anxiety and the devastation being a victim of such a horrible crime yet and it's worth pointing out that this isn't the first time that human rights watch has documented sexual violence by the me and mama tree but the me and my government simply rejects these claims that's a problem you've got isn't it well the myanmar government is lying through its teeth when it says that is nothing like this happened the evidence is ample it is everywhere it can be easily found and this is frankly a modus operandi of the myanmar military they do this not only to the rohingya women but also to women from other ethnic groups when they have been involved in combat operations on the ground this is something they do on
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a regular basis and in the myanmar government is in denial if they believe that nothing has happened so thank you for talking to al jazeera now russia has given venezuela a lifeline to help it get out of debt under the restructuring deal it will pay moscow three billion dollars of the ten years and for the first six of those they'll make minimal payments as the first result of talks with creditors from nine nations in the capital caracas on monday two of the world's major credit agencies downgraded venezuela is writing off its failed to make bond repayments really chalons as more from austin. this is a lifeline for the caracas government russia has agreed to restructure three point fifteen billion dollars worth of debts with payments now being spread over ten years and only a minimal commitment for the first six years it gives the government of venezuela much needed breathing space and here is how the delegation that was sent to moscow
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took the news. but. we have signed not just a financial agreement but also a political one this is true to form the great battle that our support of president hugo chavez waits in the mall to pollard world and the sec reaming esteems from the faber friendly relationship we have with president putin disagreement underlines the strength. of the partnership between the been a silent and russian government of course as things currently stand there's no guarantee that the crisis rats government of venezuela will be able to pay up even with this debt relief it's the second time that russia has actually done this but for moscow it seems that keeping a crucial and western ally at least temporarily afloat is more and more important than getting its money back moscow definitely does not want the government in caracas to collapse now these fifteen people have died after flash floods hit the western outskirts of the greek capital athens heavy overnight storm turned roads
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into rivers sweeping away cars and buildings the death toll is expected to rise in a local mayor says people are still trapped in their homes to wrench the rain of this type is uncommon in greece where poor infrastructure can leave citizens vulnerable to flooding. the game is your lot of. it's all destroyed there's nothing left on broken two cars of mine was swept away tossed who knows where the house inside is completely destroyed. that i actually wanted to everything was thrown down and everything is broken nothing is left standing even the doors were broken it was a new house new furniture it was all new the bathrooms the bedrooms everything was swept away the closet the bed everything delegates from all over the world our knowledge and tina for a global conference on child labor the aim of the three day event is the complete eradication of child labor worldwide by twenty twenty five but it's still a major issue in the host nation histories about discovered. making bricks
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is no easy task for. he's worked in this factory for months he says he seventeen years old. it's very difficult to know how much weight i'm carrying i would love to do something else but i cannot we all barely survive with the money we make here. idealy is working in the province of go to the well with his sister who is sixteen . just outside the city of core the law there are dozens of brick making factories like this one. working conditions are barely regulated many workers are reluctant to talk and don't want their ages known child labor is common here but if caught employers could be jailed people here are paid around twenty five dollars for every thousand bricks they produce and that's why many children end up working in places like this one so that they can help their families produce more. because their pay varies sometimes
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a worker with extra help you sable to cut up to three thousand bricks a day. families many from bolivia live inside the factory the landowner rents around the hector of land to a middle man who is in charge of running the business. the sand i have been doing this for years now they run this factory you know when it is a tough business and now that we are running it we are a bit better i don't want my children doing this they are studying to have a better life most here continue to struggle. is five the brick factory is his playground he lives here with his mother who allowed us to tell his story. i like to ride my bike he told us but when i come from school i help my mother with the bricks it's culture and need that have children living and working in places like this one at least eleven have died in factory related incidents in
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court of the law in the past eight years. workers union leaders denounced child exploitation and are trying to raise awareness about factory conditions. brick makers have to produce a lot to pay the rent and i put a lot of pressure in some cases it is up to twenty five percent of the production we are working hard to try to eradicate charlie and we have achieved a lot but we need more control. arjun times are proud of laws that protect workers and children. but many areas all around the country remain white those continue to be ignored. argentina now a ceremony in new york is honoring journalists around the world who faced intimidation harassment and imprisonment in the past year thirty four were killed in the field while more than two hundred fifty others were jailed reports. and elaborate evening gala but for a cause the fight for press freedom the committee to protect journalists one of the
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top organizations that defends the rights of journalists to work without fear of reprisal honoring several reporters for their courage. one is opera nasser a yemeni reporter and blogger who now lives in exile in sweden after receiving death threats in her native country for her critical reporting of the government yemen remains one of the most difficult places in the world for journalists to report from and nasser says it's about more to herself you know a word to me it's not only for me it goes to all yemeni joining this who are behind bars who refused to be part of the book and the system it's also to pay tribute to all men journalists who i despite all the obstacles are trying to put yemen in the media agenda nasser was one of several people honored with a press freedom award but there were others as well there are also journalists
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being recognized from cameroon thailand and mexico a reminder that threats against journalists exists in all corners of the world now more than ever according to the latest data thirty four journalists have been killed while doing their job so far this year and last year two hundred fifty nine journalists were imprisoned and today fifty five journalists remain missing. al jazeera journalist mahmud hussein was detained in egypt when he arrived in cairo on a personal visit to see family he's been held for over three hundred thirty days for what the government has called spreading false news al-jazeera categorically denies the charges against him and demands his immediate release egypt is one of the saddest stories in the world right now because before the uprising in two thousand
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and eleven there were no journalists in jail and maybe there was one you know from here to here we're not journalists murdered now it is the third leading killer of journalists on any evening when people who care deeply about press freedom spoke out to say the time has come to recognize journalism is not a crime gabriel is on. new york sports news now because peru have clinched the final spot for next year's football world cup they've beaten new zealand two nil in lima to become the thirty second qualifier meanwhile it's a nice football coach has paid the price for his team's failure to secure a spot in russia jumping out of ventura was fired just days after italy's playoff loss to sweden the four time champions failed to reach the world cup for the first time since one thousand nine hundred fifty eight scientists have discovered an earth like planet eleven like years away from our own dubbed the ross one two eight b. it's thought it's warm rock environment you support life is on the galaxy. earthlike
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planets of been discovered before but ross one twenty eight b. may be the most significant yet it's about the same size and temperature is earth and revolves around a so-called quiet star so doesn't get blasted with harmful radiation it took scientists more than a decade to discover ross one twenty eight b. using a planet seeking program and an observatory based in chile but there's still much we don't know the planet can't be observed directly so it's hard to say whether an atmosphere or water exist you can sometimes even though thirteen but it gives scientists important clues about potential life outside our solar system when new so-called super telescopes come online in the next few years scientists may well look for red dwarf stars like the one that ross one twenty eight b. rotates around other notable discoveries like the earth size trappist planets and proxima b. were made around similar stars and in the case of proxima b. or even closer to our solar system to date nasser's exoplanet archive includes more
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than three thousand alien worlds most are on inhabitable but there are a few dozen earth twin's that from a distance look like our own but ross one twenty eight b. has been described as special and may go further than any other discovery in answering the question about whether we're alone in the universe and agalloch a al-jazeera now a rare painting by renaissance master leonardo da vinci has become the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction the portrait of jesus christ went for four times its estimated value and monaghan as more a masterpiece but leonardo of christ the savior previous in the collection of three kings of england. a treasure of the renaissance and a triumph of capitalism in order to vinci's masterwork salvator monday or savior of the world has gone under the hammer for a record breaking four hundred fifty point three million dollars it's a far cry from the one nine hundred fifty eight when it fetched a mere sixty dollars at the time it was thought to be painted by
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a student of davinci rather than the master himself the sale is quite a coup for christie's auction house coming at a time when collectors earlene in towards more contemporary artists many critics point to a highly successful marketing campaign this advertising video doesn't even show the picture itself only the reactions of visitors you'll can house hard an outside agency for the first time to build hype for the event billed as the last of inchy tens of thousands flocked to pre old viewings in hong kong london san francisco and new york all to catch a glimpse of a bonafide masterpiece not only does it have public excitement and around the sales it brings in perhaps more people than would normally come through our doors and but it also sparks also some great conversations around the office and adds a greater richness i think. to the sale season the salesmanship seems to have worked even before the auction began they'd secured a guaranteed bid of one hundred million dollars salvatore monday is the only known
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painting by the renaissance master still in a private collection davinci died in fifty nineteen and fewer than twenty of his paintings are left an existent. al-jazeera. the top stories here this hour the u.n. and the african union say they're closely monitoring what's happening in zimbabwe president robert mugabe says he's confined to his home the military seize power on wednesday but deny having carried out a coup. at least two people have been killed in a suicide bombing in northern nigeria four attackers also died and i can see officials say thirty others are injured in the incident in my duty. u.s. president donald trump has lambasted north korea again in a speech following his asia tour he called on governments to put maximum pressure on pyongyang and made clear that we will not allow this twisted dictatorship to
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hold the world hostage to nuclear blackmail i called on every nation including china and russia to unite in isolating the north korean regime cutting off all ties of trade and commerce until it stops its dangerous provoking on and this is the whole key to what we're doing on d. nuclearize a ship cambodia supreme court is deciding whether to dissolve the main opposition party prime minister hun sen accuses the cambodian national rescue party of planning a coup security forces have been deployed to phnom penh. the un sending additional peacekeepers to the central african republic the security council approved nine hundred more raids in troop numbers to more than eleven thousand the un second journalist warned of the risk of ethnic cleansing in the country in twenty thirteen muslim selected rebels oust of the christian president from. the deposed president of catalonia as parliament says he plans to run in next month spanish regional
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elections. montes hand-picking a list of pro independence candidates to join him he plans to manage the campaign from belgium where he and four of his cabinet facing extradition to spain on charges of sedition and rebellion case was brought up to put a month's regional government how to vote last month on splitting from spain. venezuela signed a debt restructuring deal with one of its major creditors russia more than three billion dollars will now be paid back to moscow in ten years with minimal payments for the first six years well those were the headlines the news continues on al-jazeera after witness that's what i think. every dude is being. measured. and it's not just my friends that i mean most not fans of the state at the moment we are in a state of the universe like where did something that was for
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a week act rather take the risks. the risks of. digital dissidents at this time on al-jazeera.

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