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it's unfortunate we're football for you don't think about. the extreme when real madrid love worth five hundred million euros expresses a position on something or the world anti-doping agency has to take notice. al-jazeera continues its investigation into the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs in the final episode of sports doping the endless chase at this time. celebrations in liberia as former football superstar george wale winds choose days presidential run off. hello i'm in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up. the.
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i still says it carried out an attack on a shiite cultural center in kabul which has killed at least forty people. targeted in their homes their schools and playgrounds unicef warns that attacks on children have reached shocking levels. president trump one boss china on twitter saying it's been caught red handed allowing oil into north korea. former football superstar george weah is set to become liberia's president provisional results have been released from choose days presidential runoff with more than ninety eight percent of the vote now counted the electoral commission says we have secured sixty one point five percent of the vote he will succeed ellen johnson sirleaf when he becomes president next month this will be the first democratic transition of power in the west african nation in seventy three yes
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ma'am going to joins us from liberia's capital monrovia and what has been the reaction that these provisional results mohammed. well madame of course the supporters of george aware aha p. and they've been thinking about holding a victory party the in the cup we're told will grow via but they've been asked not to do that because the final results will be released to morrow these are provisional results although again where hans an unassailable lead over he's contend the other the other candidate of walker the man who's been prez vice president in liberia for the past four years old way of course very popular with the youth of this country who for up to sixty past cent of the population of this country there have been scenes of jubilation in some of the streets but nothing as
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much as what the supporters of george will have been planning it's as good as done that now where he's set to become the next president of liberia he will take over from ellen johnson sirleaf in mid january and does it look as though the supporters of the vice president just because i will accept this result or is it anticipated that they might try to challenge it in some way. what have not spoken so far the only comment we heard from joseph is. the norm need to celebrate because the results all in thoughts all he has said this afternoon he of course contested the results of the fos round which george where led by thirty eight point four percent with him getting twenty eight percent of the vote he had complained about the voter being fooled people and also
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for you walter cards being used by people to vote one time he also enjoying himself in the court case. calls the delays. held up the ronald from being held much idea about seven or so weeks ago so we don't know what action he's going to take of course is not a happy man tonight what does it mean to painful and mean to the country for there to be this first peaceful transition of power having suffered conflict into civil wars. it's a big deal for liberia and they say that for generations have not seen a peaceful transfer of power from one democratically elected leader to another
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actually the last time they witnessed thought was in one thousand nine hundred forty four seventy three years ago so it's a huge deal for people again this country has just come out of twelve years of leadership of president ellen johnson sirleaf who presided over years of uninterrupted peace since the longest period since one thousand nine hundred eighty nine so peace is the main thing liberians want right now and with the widespread support. among the population of this country many people feel party ha's what it takes to bring the country together in reconciliation and move it forward from a post conflict situation to the heart of development and prosperity again his critics will tell you that he doesn't have the experience and what it takes to lead this country but this is the first time he contested for the
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presidency in two thousand and. three. georgia where in two thousand and five i mean where he's come a long way because he didn't have a kitchen he didn't have a university diploma about point but since then he says he has acquired one from university in florida the united states and he's also the senator foreman rovio so politically and also experience wise his supporters say he has come a long way from the first time he contested for the presidency and like you very much know how to deal with the latest from monrovia where any results suggest that x. football in georgia where has won a presidential runoff. news from afghanistan now where suicide bombers have stormed a cultural center news agency in the afghan capital killing at least forty people
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and now the eighty four wounded many of them suffering the attack came as the center in a panel discussion on the anniversary of the soviet invasion of afghanistan i still has claimed responsibility especially going on reports. explosions followed by a rush to assist the injured and count the victims. it's become a familiar ritual especially in kabul where the afghan capital has seen its share of bombings this year this time the target was a shiite muslim cultural center and the neighboring afghan voice news agency today of those you know it would after i saw many dead in the area i was looking for my cousin but i couldn't find his body i'm not sure what happened but the number of dead is increasing. the interior ministry says suicide attackers set off an explosion outside the center then stormed it and set off more explosives in the basement it was midday on thursday and a group had gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the one nine hundred seventy
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nine soviet invasion of afghanistan that one hell of a cover just when the explosion went off we scapes from the room where we were working and went to the rooftop we sold a small in flames coming from the basement. taliban immediately issued a statement denying involvement. an analyst tells al-jazeera given that this attack was in a shiite neighborhood this appears to be the work of eisele. he says the armed group has been targeting the shiite community this year as well as media outlets the isis and of artists in order to make a mark media has not been providing them enough amount of coverage that they have been seeking juliet activities and so they have been targeting the media outlets in capital kabul as well as in the region in order to make sure they get y.c. is raised. in may a truck bomb killed more than one hundred fifty people in kabul in what has been
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described as one of the worst attacks in recent memory afghans are trapped by violence from eisel and the taliban and what critics say is the inability of security forces to protect them. anger has led to protests and calls for resignations in the government analysts say what i saw lacks the numbers it makes up for in tactics. an orchestra but the sophistication of the operation and amount of exactness impreciseness in the air operations that do usually target with little the strength or little amount of import that create a lot of their jobs of achieving good strategic objectives the people at the cultural center were looking back and remembering a dark time or black day as it's called in afghanistan when the soviets invaded for the families of the victims thursday's attack has become another black day natasha
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going to aim to zero. the u.n. says sixty eight yemeni civilians were killed in two separate as strikes by a saudi led coalition in just one day to a raid on choose a hit a crowded market in thais province. including eight children the second killed fourteen people from the same family in the red sea province of data altogether saudi led as strikes have killed one hundred nine civilians in the past ten days according to un humanitarian coordinator in yemen he accuses all sides in the war showing complete disregard for human life while children are increasingly being used both as targets and weapons of war according to a report by unicef it says the suffering of children in conflict zones has reached shocking levels the report says children have become front line targets and are often used as human shields rape and in slave men have become standard tactics an increasing number of also being recruited to fight in west africa the group boko
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haram used an estimated one hundred thirty five child suicide bomber as in two thousand and seventeen the conflict in yemen has been one of the worst for children this year as well with five thousand killed or injured unicef also says there's widespread and blatant disregard for international laws designed to protect young people on a hoax as moral. this school in mosul stands empty this street makes for dangerous playground as snipers threaten overhead this is what childhood looks like for these families over the course of this year children in conflict zones like here in iraq have been singled out and attacks unicef says those involved in conflict a blatantly disregarding international humanitarian law is designed to protect the most vulnerable children is normal now that you can target a hospital a group of doctors in syria told me recently when i was in northern turkey how the armed groups wouldn't even come near the hospital because the hospital was more of
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a target than the armed groups so hospitals and schools are being deliberately attacked children are being brutalized and it feels like all the rules in war as you say that used to at least protect civilians and children in particular in these terrible wars have all disappeared finally some light relief for people in rebel held eastern go to in damascus after four years of being trapped in middle of the fighting a few patients with urgent medical needs have been allowed to leave. unicef warns millions of children are also become in direct casualties of conflict from being displaced as well as being made homeless this refugee camp in bangladesh is home now for him to refugees from my ma of which four hundred thousand children children who stood by us soldiers are right on their mothers or shot their father even brutalizes children or selves and they're saying to those children they're
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deliberately doing this. in eastern ukraine many children live by the frontline they share the scars of living in one of the most modern contaminated place on. the situation is worse in yemen where aid agencies struggling to help. forty thousand children have been killed or injured and many more severely malnourished or risk of death a similar situation is unfolding in the democratic republic of congo where violence has driven hundreds of thousands of kids from their homes unicef is appealing to all parties involved in conflicts around the world to stand together and protect the rights of children. as there. is yet that aid workers are evacuating critically ill patients from eastern europe besieged rebel held area near syria's capital damascus sixteen people have now left as part of a deal with the government under which the rebels are releasing a number of their prisoners at least eighteen people have died while waiting much
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more to come fighting pham aside how mexico is trying to tackle violence against women in one of the world's was dangerous places and why experts say artificial intelligence could lead to an almost perfect world or to the collapse of civilization. hello and welcome to the international weather forecast now to take a look at the weather across europe through friday we've got one weather front across eastern areas you know says southerly winds so temperatures on the rise for ukraine for instance there are nine degrees in kiev but low pressure pushing into words the u.k. and western parts of europe is going to give some heavy rain and indeed some heavy snow for areas to certainly as we get on through into soft way is the hume wettest a few minutes with him on across more western areas but again we've got more heavy
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snow for across else really has been exceptional start to the season here but stage that front moves further away towards the east and a slight drop in temperatures behind it and the circulation around parts of greece and into turkey could do some heavy rain at times on the other side of the mediterranean the winds are quite brisk along the coast of north africa some showers through the gulf assert karo looking at quiet weather conditions temperatures just around about the twenty twenty one degree mark into central parts of africa gabon still picking up some showers to your congo too otherwise across much of the region for west africa weather conditions looking dry and fine nice day in lagos nigeria with highs of thirty more so than there is still some heavy rain across some be zimbabwe and along the east coast of madagascar highs of twenty five in antananarivo. a nation where corruption is endemic now embroiled in
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a battle to hold the power. there's this radical transformation. of everyday nobody really that if you want to be shedding light on the romanians pressing for change of the unconventional methods to eliminate corruption remain people. on al-jazeera. welcome back that's update on the stories making headlines the former football star george weah has won liberia's presidential election with more than ninety eight percent of the vote counted the actual commission says we gained sixty one point
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five percent of the vote. at least forty people have been killed in a suicide attack on a shia cultural center and news agency in afghanistan's capital kabul. and children are increasingly being used both as targets and weapons of war according to unicef it says the suffering of children in conflict zones has reached shocking levels. a judge in alabama has rejected an appeal by a republican war to hold such vacation of democrat doug jones for the seat war lost the senate election in a major upset which will see a democrat hold the seat now for the first time in twenty five years he says voter fraud denied him victory alabama's secretary of state's office doc jones has been certified the winner of the senate race. well in other news from the u.s. president donald trump is accusing china of violating u.n. sanctions against north korea by continuing to sell oil to pyongyang trump said on
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twitter red handed very disappointed that china is allowing oil to go into north korea that will never be a friendly solution to the north korea problem if this continues to happen when i white house correspondent kelly how kate joins us live from washington so why might trump be tweeting this now kimberly. well that's often what we have to ask ourselves because sometimes it seems these tweets come out of nowhere i'm provoked when the president is referencing china and saying caught red handed what we believe he's referring to are satellite images that the united states treasury put out last month didn't get a lot of media attention until recent days that purport to show courting to the united states chinese vessels in the west sea transferring oil to north korean ships now this is something that china denies but the united states says this is being number one in violation of u.n. sanctions that were put in place in september and number two that it has happened
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more than thirty times now again this is something china's denying but the reason that the president seems to be so upset about this is because the president has invested a lot in the relationship with chinese president xi you remember he hosted him at mar a lago in florida and this was really going to be the approach to try and rein in north korea's nuclear program now we should point out that the treasury secretary here in the united states steve minutiae in fact has acknowledged that there has been some success in isolating north korea from the global financial system through some of the sanctions that have moved in place by the united states but at the same time we see this frustration being expressed not just by donald trump on twitter but also by south korea as a result of these satellite images and again donald trump seems to be feeling almost insulted if you will that he invested so much time in that china still seems to be moving forward according to the united states in violation of the u.n.
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sanctions because of course donald trump has said repeatedly he well he has used some very strong language about what he could do in response to any provocations by north korea at the same time he has and his staff have indicated that they would like to try and bring the temperature down in terms of these confrontations and to deescalate and appears there is some frustration that that is so far not working thanks very much. to d.c. . well now one stay in mexico is classify the mud as more than one thousand women this year as acts of family aside that's the intentional killing of girls and women simply because they off a male mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in a while for women because of organized crime and human trafficking. reports from a state where communities are trying to address this issue of gender violence. is a single mother in pueblo mexico who says she lives in fear less than
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a month ago her younger sister was brutally murdered the victim of a sexual assault the body was found on the side of the road in order to form and perform one premier because of the way my sister's body was found at first sight it was deemed a femicide and as the newspapers reported she had been strangled. like many places in mexico facing a crisis of gender based violence that keeps personal safety in the back of every woman's mind. to help create awareness the government has enlisted the help over one hundred seventy tortilla shops across the state and wrap up warm tortillas and pamphlets with information about femicide and a number to call it violence against women is suspected somewhere this is a good thing and it benefits us all to help women be informed that last month a prosecutor invade a cruise was murdered outside her work some believe she was targeted because of her efforts to protect women and young girls still experts believe impunity is the
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biggest obstacle against dampening the crisis the problem however is also deeply ingrained in the culture of privilege is mostly it's male privilege violence is a male privilege men kill each other on a daily basis and men are also killing women because of their gender because they believe women are worth less or they believe that their lives belong to them and. protests denouncing violence against women are becoming more common in mexico which has among the highest. roots of femicide on earth the common slogan among demonstrations is not one more activist in mexico have launched initiatives aimed at reducing levels of violence against women projects that include everything from gender workshops for cab drivers to interactive database maps like this one that tracked and catalog pieces of femicide all over the country. sister was killed on november eleventh it was the ninetieth chiesa femicide this year since then there have been five other women murdered have written to women shouldn't have to end up
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as a number or as some case file women have to face we don't deserve to be killed or to be hurt or to be threatened or rape it's not one more not one more women killed employee of or in mexico or in the world. but went up a little. mexico well now the u.s. embassy in ankara says it's lifted all restrictions on visa services and then once along route it says turkey has met sharon says that local u.s. embassy staff won't be detained or arrested turkey has responded by lifting the restrictions that person place on u.s. citizens and nigeria many motorists and commuters have been stranded over the christmas period because of a three week fuel shortage it's led to a thriving black market west bend as a selling petrol at double the approved government prices in the capital abuja ahmed interest reports. the queue is more than a kilometer long and it's
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a common feature of most because stations across nigeria this one is directly opposite nigeria's oil company yet it's not dispensing fuel to motorists some have been waiting ten hours. i've been going through says that's night out she does money there is no even sign off of viable moving from this position to even hope of getting if way for decades official corruption has crippled the country's full old refineries the nigerian government imported what it needed through a subsidy system but that was hijacked by corrupt officers and businessmen. at the heart of the current crisis is the demand by retailers what have you in costs and increasing supplies in two thousand and sixteen when the government stopped subsidizing that's all the cost of a liter jumped by sixty percent the queues disappeared at least for a year now they are back and nigerians are seeing big increases in full and transportation costs. the government blames the shortages and marketers who each
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says want to force the prices by bit double as you had a source their products said that they were good to include as the purpose of it will approach because of the level it is going to be as would from about thirty meter lee does but the fifty million liters but the question is where is this going to boil knowing that in along the major streets and highways caucus have plenty of petrol on offer but at three times the official price market to say there is a shortfall and most cannot import enough to meet the demand they deny they are holding the country to run so there is a god on his show for and against you have come to saul in fourth or fifth along problem there is no we're. an independent medical we import a very long border which we know the london causes about one seventy one. which is eight cents more than the government approved price of forty cents a liter. the impact of the crisis has
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a knock on effect at the markets. much less any where they are but at the cost of everything has gone up from transportation to other's presence up double everyone is affected by the problem. the government says it's flooding the market with more petrol but right now most nigerians are warning about how to get from one point to another and the rising prices of food. one hundred degrees al-jazeera object. experts in artificial intelligence say the world isn't prepared for the big changes automation is bringing to the global economy some say artificial intelligence could help us create a less perfect while but the world bank is warning developing countries could face economic collapse actually explores their concerns in the final part of our brave new world series. the future is coming and it's going to affect all of us it's widely accepted that millions of jobs are going to disappear but we may not have to work we might get paid for having fun and in this future the robots and
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algorithms that will replace us could either reduces to poverty or set us free this is the time of apocalypse and utopia and this is a time where we have to start thinking concretely about how so in vision a better world out of the kind of. the collapse of this one. optimists say things could be wonderful machines do nearly all the work money disappears as things are created for us automation in science negates climate change crops are grown in the deserts we create meet in our own homes. and as a species we develop because we no longer spend our time doing boring tasks to feed our children i think we might well experience a new arena songs of creativity and of social interaction in a very positive way if people have the leisure to do whatever they want to do very
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will be less frustrated by the hassle for have it work. they will be more fearful because they'll be doing the things that interest them. it may sound a long way away after all at the moment robots only do one thing at a time like this one making car doors but what if one can do all the things that week in previous industrial revolutions change was measurable the big. linea the difference with the fourth industrial revolution is that change is exponential which means it goes faster and faster all the time and it's expected that within about a generation from now a machine will be built which is better than a human and that changes everything. futurologists point to a problem where all of the world politicians discussing these things with their electorates artificial intelligence is barely mentioned in western election campaigns yet already jobs are disappearing as the robots take over the global tech giants who in future will control vost resources are discussing privately what
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their responsibilities to us will be but they would rather not talk about it in public. every day i experts believe the transition to worklessness that we as humans are in barking all must be addressed now we all understood this was coming i suspect the shocks will be lower and we can start to try to mitigate against it immediately if you understand that eventually most of the population will be unable to do traditional work then you can start introducing systems to cope with it was at the moment that just sounds like saying that's been more benefits which when you have that linear view of the world isn't really an acceptable way in british or western european politics to think the question is what we're going to do about it and so for us we believe that we need to organize citizens worldwide to recognize first of all this is actually going to change a lot of things and already is but crucially where do you stand on this what do you believe and how are you going to get involved in debates so that actually leads to
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progress in in in how you perceive it. artificial intelligence could be the best thing ever to happen to humanity but in the absence of a global political debate about its benefits the risk is that it's seen instead is terrifying a direct threat to us. the world will be a very different place in a generation from now it is surely time for the people to be involved in what it will look like. al-jazeera has more in everything we're covering right here al jazeera dot com we'll see all the latest on george where there as well in liberia on that in a minute. so our top story full of football star george weah has won liberia's presidential election with more than ninety eight percent of the vote counted the electoral commission says way again sixty one point five percent of the vote ahead of the current vice president joseph buckeye with supporters celebrated as
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a news came through it'll be that it will be liberia's first democratic transfer of power in more than seventy years as mohamed atta has the latest from the capital monrovia peace is the main thing libyans want right now with the widespread support. among the population of this country many people feel bhatti ha's what it takes to bring the country together in reconsideration a movie forward from a post conflict situation to volatile for development and prosperity. at least forty people have been killed in an attack in afghanistan's capital kabul a compound housing a cultural center and a news agency was targeted in a shiite district in the west of the city interior ministry says attackers set off an explosion outside the center then stormed and set off more explosives in the basement president ashraf ghani has ordered an investigation the taliban has denied
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responsibility children are increasingly being used both as targets and weapons of war according to a report by unicef it says the suffering of children in conflict zones as we shocking levels with an increase in rape in slave meant and children being used as human shields on the group boko haram used an estimated one hundred thirty five children as suicide bombers in west africa and twenty seventeen alone in s.f. says laws designed to protect children are being ignored. and the u.n. says sixty eight yemeni civilians were killed in two separate ad raids by the saudi led coalition in just one day strike on tuesday hit a crowded market in thais province killing fifty four civilians including eight children the second killed fourteen people from the same family in the province of data the saudi led coalition has intensified its air campaign against toothy positions in response to myside attacks or you're up to date with all of our top
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