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the speech is supposed to be about the context it's hugely important level wise to publish it. to be offensive all for all it's all about it as people did setting the stage for a serious debate up front at this time on al-jazeera. new evidence of abuse against military is a top u.s. diplomat quits a kid. on the rank of crisis. in
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this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up brazil's former president says he will run in this year's election despite a court upholding a corruption conviction against. save the children charity suspends its operations in afghanistan following an attack that killed three of its stuff plus. later in the program i'll be explaining why a british film about. not going down well russia. meanwhile is government has received a further blow to the credibility of its handling of the rangar refugee crisis off the top us diplomat quits an international advisory board aimed at resolving the turmoil in rakhine state bill richardson who was once considered a close friend of an son suchi accused the me and my leader of lacking moral
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leadership on the issue he branded the panel set up by suchi a whitewash calling it a cheerleading operation for the government i was very happy and the stress right down from the reaction to my point that this issue of reuters journalists being treated fairly and rapidly. brought almost an explosion on her part. saying there were issues relating to be official secrecies act that this was not my charter as a member of the advisory board and the very heated exchange that we have i don't want to be part of a whitewash. and i felt as best that i resign immediately comes as bangladeshi prime minister has seen a is to appeal to the united nations general assembly for more help in dealing with
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the tri says. now they mean more military has been accused of using gang rape as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign against the raging gun rights groups say the attacks occurred during a recent crackdown in rakhine state in which seven thousand people are thought of being killed charles stratford reports some could support long refugee camp in bangor the us the system is fifteen and seventeen years old same the soldiers tied them to trees and gang raped them the eldest says a sister lost consciousness as the second man began to prove a lie so. beyond me surrounded our house she says my sister and i were in the bathroom the soldiers burst in and drank this outside seven men raped me she says passers by found them unconscious and still tied to the trees. it was difficult to walk she says but they helped us it took us fifteen days to walk to
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the bangladesh border. rights groups say that the myanmar army used gang rape as part of its ethnic cleansing campaign that killed thousands of people and destroyed their homes in rakhine state. they also say the case highlights massive floors in the international criminal justice system and there are questions being asked as to whether the interests of powerful countries like china could jeopardize myanmar ever fully being called to account. gathering evidence in myanmar is almost impossible at the moment the myanmar government has banned the un's top human rights investigator from entering the country me and my has made a very big mistake in banning myself and also a fact finding mission and other investigative teams to going in because this is exactly what the world needs to to see and hear from. first hand reports from
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persons like myself and others rights groups say the un security council should refer me to the international criminal court in the hague. but the i.c.c. only has jurisdiction over crimes committed by states that have signed its founding treaty the room statute and me is not a signatory. getting myanmar an i.c.c. referral on the un security council would likely fail because of china's power of veto china's interests in myanmar a growing these include oil pipelines across rakhine and the construction of a deep water port the girls now live with the woman that found them in the camp four months ago. they say they heard gunshots inside their house as they were drugged the way. they say their mother father and three siblings were inside is the soldiers look at the front door behind them and set their home on fire. stratford
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al jazeera the refugee camp one with the. people fleeing the east of democratic republic of congo say they escaping a surge in rapes killings and abductions by armed groups the u.n. says more than ten thousand people have arrived in neighboring uganda since the beginning of december others are as malcolm webb says send this report from refugee transit camp in uganda. rebecca says many of her neighbors have been killed or raped in recent weeks armed groups keep attacking her village in the democratic republic of congo that's why she's walked here to neighboring uganda with her family they met by ugandan soldiers near the border. when you go to pick your crops or go to the forest for firewood if you're a man they kill you and if you're a woman they'll rape you that's why we came here. along with other new
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arrivals rebecca continues her journey in a u.n. truck the u.n. says more than ten thousand people have arrived here in the last month leaving a spike in the violence. everyone we spoke to says they don't know which armed groups are attacking them or why. they say the fighters carry guns wear uniforms and speak languages from all over congo and neighboring rwanda since it's not safe at home this refugee transit camps the better option. tired and covered with dust the new arrivals first have to line up here and get their feet frayed in fact and and everyone is made to come over here and wash their hands as well. after the journey must be tiresome to made to go through this but the camp manager say it's necessary then everyone has to queue up here for a medical check in that tent at the end. rebecca's baby twins kelvin and carol they are identified as severely malnourished. she says she hasn't been able to harvest
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her crops for weeks and hasn't produced enough breastmilk u.n. officials say these kinds of problems a typical among those arriving at the transit camp before they can be assisted and taken to long term refugee settlements most of the reason he's always wind of it because when you talk to them to walk for a long distance we also have cases that we are women and condemned of been sexually either or they have this cold here especially at night blanket's will help keep the back as family warm until they can build a new home her husband in a small can still never go back up and we've heard that here is peaceful we're still on the way though we're optimistic that everything will be better and not like congo. the new life starts with spending the night on the floor of this shelter. is safer here but it will be weeks before things get any easier. and malcolm webb is live for us interests or in western uganda tell us more about
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who is behind this violence or what sort of group is behind it. we only know so much so far most about from what the refugees here have told us but one thing that's always worth remembering is that not only the armed groups up in the hills in eastern congo operate in isolation and this much is a great poverty in the villages over there one thing you never find is a shortage of ammunition among the militia there's no bullets actually out there so that means that these groups are getting bullets manufactured in other countries imported which means they're being paid for in u.s. dollars or in other hard currencies and that makes it pretty clear that there are wealthy powerful figures behind them and if you ask any congolese from nothing area there will be no doubt about that they may even say which politician either from congo or from a foreign country is involved with each group although they rarely say it on camera to us a little thing worth noting is that in this case many of the refugees told the.
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group in question actually say in spite of the languages from many different parts of congo as well as from neighboring rwanda as well so that suggests a group with a fairly broad recruitment base not just a small locally based militia but that's as much as we know so far will be waiting to find out any more about who might be behind this recent spate of violence in north kivu province ok and congo's presidential elections where do you more than a year ago president kabila has stayed in power beyond the end of his second constitutional mandate we've seen people killed in recent protests in the capital how is this affecting conflicts in other parts of the. whether since the political crisis began and as it worsened conflicts seem to have escalated as well foreign diplomats have warned that a lack of a democratic process the lack of elections could push people to pursue their grievances through the violent violent means to armed uprising and so on but many
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congolese have a more skeptical view of what's going on a lot of people believe that people within the government are trying to escalate conflict at this time because that would make the election difficult or impossible to proceed and that's something that the government denies in any case for the people here at the refugee transit center the violence has been enough they've left many of them say they never want to go back thank you that not where a court in brazil has upheld a conviction against former president was enough to sell them for corruption and money laundering is a major setback for his plans to run again for the presidency but he insisted he will seek reelection in october that is about a report from the southern city of fort allegro. these people are standing by. they're convinced he will be brazil's next president despite a court's ruling that makes it almost impossible for him to run.
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the risk distance will never die we lost the battle but not the war president twenty eight hundred nine. hundred. ninety eight. again on wednesday an appeals court upheld his conviction for corruption and money laundering even increased the sentence to twelve years and one month one of the judges said there is no doubt that the former president was involved in a corruption scheme. i looked at these questions one by one reaffirming specifically that the issue of culpability is the largest vector for the sentence and i consider culpability to be extremely high in this case it happened in the
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city of well extreme security measures were taken to prevent clashes between supporters and those who backed the court's decision. in self brazil's economic capital many celebrated who. thinks he shouldn't be investigated because he's god all his companions are behind bars and are incriminating him we want justice should be arrested he must be convicted. he's now seventy two he was presumed first working class president and is credited with lifting millions out of poverty. the court's judgment complicate his chances of making it to this year's presidential race. but you know remains defiant. for me this court ruling is an opportunity to travel through brazil and have a dialogue with the brazilian people now i can see that everything that they're doing is to close the door to my candidacy as provocation is so shameful but now i
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want to be counted for the presidency of the republic brazilian law bans candidates who have been convicted from running for office. there are two legal moves you like and make to avoid prison and to fight to be allowed to run in october's election. but for many that will now be tougher than his supporters would like to what makes . the case that will. so head on al jazeera. i just find you get one. hundred seventy five years in jail for the us gymnastics doctors sexually abused girls and women anyways k. . plus sexual harassment allegations forced the closure of a many fund raising club in the u.k. .
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we're going to winter storm is churning through the eastern med turkey and therefore the levant it's not quite as cold or as windy as the one that came through the end of last week but is there with the same gives you a forecast picture them about ten degrees in aleppo bit better in beirut the breeze picks up and the clouds be full of rain the snow is over the high ground of turkey mainly as you can see and ahead of it we do use once again quite a strong wind which means that lift in baghdad but lift the dust in the sand as well the real cold air is still up here in el monte manas sixteen that is the daytime high temperature now that's to storm revolves you've got about i think thirty six to forty eight hours worth of rubbish weather in the levant through northern syria to turkey and beyond but the snow stays over the higher ground
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joiners attempts have very very much is just it's going to feel fairly rubbish eventually that snow will come down soon all in iran the tension by god backs off a bit as the wind changes direction in the immediate future not much to be felt the science and. you got the juiced southerlies awards in riyadh twenty seven about twenty five in doha then that wind eases a little bit no immediate change to temperatures but i suggest office comes through it will get colder. our. own the benefit of people. who witness documentaries that open your eyes. at this time on al-jazeera.
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is there a lot of our top stories veteran the u.s. diplomats bill richardson has quit an international advisory panel tackling the range of crisis calling it a whitewash comes as new evidence emerges that man was military is using gang rape as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign. a brazilian court has upheld a conviction against former president there was enough eluded to silva for corruption and money laundering but speaking to supporters he insisted he will seek reelection in october. people fleeing the east of democratic republic of congo say
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the escaping a surge in rapes killings and abductions by armed groups the u.n. says more than ten thousand have arrived in neighboring uganda since the beginning of december. the global charity save the children has suspended its operations in the afghanistan after a deadly attack on its jalalabad office while forty six people in the building were rescued a soldier and three staff members were killed in the siege several others were wounded has claimed responsibility jennifer glass has more from the capital kabul. i detect began with a car bomb at the door of the state of the children office in jalalabad in eastern afghanistan the gunman stormed the building for more than eight hours they battled afghan security forces while dozens of save the children staff were trapped inside the building was set on fire eventually afghan police and soldiers killed the attackers and rescued the staff afghanistan is one of the most dangerous places for children to be born following decades of war insecurity and poverty for twelve
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years save the children has worked with afghan communities to help kids survive but the attack on the agency's office in jalalabad suggest it's becoming increasingly difficult for staff to help afghans without becoming victims of the conflict themselves it's quite possible to save the children that would leave afghanistan. on the afghan government to provide security for the latest to to stick on aid worker security show that over the last fifteen years their jobs have become much more dangerous in two thousand and sixteen there were one hundred fifty eight attacks on aid organizations around the world in which one hundred to one aid workers were killed ninety eight wounded and eighty nine kidnapped that's almost triple the number of attacks in two thousand and three south sudan is the most dangerous country for aid workers followed by afghanistan and syria the u.n. humanitarian coordinator calls afghanistan one of the most challenging and dangerous environments for humanitarians in two thousand and seventeen seventeen aid workers were killed and thirty two injured doctors without borders withdrew
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from the northern afghan city of could use in two thousand and fifteen after the medical charities hospital was mistakenly destroyed by a u.s. airstrike and last year the international red cross which is operated in afghanistan for more than thirty years close to clinics and limited his operations nationwide after seven staff members were killed and others abducted now we're in a very. explosive situation i think where we note the community says communities can no longer guarantee also a fifty an hour access and that's now where it's becoming extremely difficult to know. who we can rely on and that's that's the challenge today more so than in the last thirty years afghanistan is dependent on eighty organizations if gunmen were to drive them out the afghan government can't support the social services programs on which millions of afghans depend save the children says it helps one point four million children in afghanistan and it's committed to its work here the organization would like to restart its programs but it can only do so when it's
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short staffed can work safely jennifer glass al jazeera kabul. united nations says the number of people in somalia on the brink of famine has grown ten fold since this time last year around half the population is an urgent need of humanitarian aid for me to move the reports from mogadishu. in twenty seventeen aid agencies managed to avert a famine here in somalia a year later the situation isn't any better in fact the united nations is concerned that the amount of somalis who are on the brink of famine has increased ten fold the united nations is appealing for one point six billion dollars to provide humanitarian assistance to millions of somalis they say that six million people in this country that at least half the population need humanitarian assistance at least half of those people are children and all of that amount half of the people
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who need assistance need emergency lifesaving assistance what's also of concern much like the people at this camp in mogadishu is that two point one million somalis have been displaced by drought. rainfall as well as the realities of poor security in many parts of the country and that's one of the issue for the united nations a round development and the future of somalia is that of security african union forces troops that have been in this country for ten years securing the country pushing back al shabaab fighters are expected to continue their withdrawal this year at least one thousand troops did leave somalia at the end of twenty seventeen or twenty two thousand are expected to withdraw by twenty twenty two main concerns to the united nations one security the other again averting famine in somalia as
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well as ensuring that there's some level of political stability in this country egypt's last main opposition candidate for an upcoming presidential election has withdrawn from the race khaled early made the announcement just as president of the fact that r.c.c. filed his nomination papers it comes a day after for me our former army chief of staff of ten of general sami. was detained after saying he will contest the race ali a human rights lawyer was the first to announce in a very that he will run against. all these indicators we are pointing towards planed intentions to poison and grab the entire operation to evacuated from its presumed democratic meaning and to push us into spaces which we are not able to handle we are honored to not participate a former u.s. gymnastics doctor has been sentenced for sexually assaulting female athletes and patients for decades under the guise of medical treatment larry nasser was given
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a prison term of after hundred seventy five years after being accused by more than one hundred fifty women including several u.s. olympic gold medalists the president of michigan state university where nasser also worked resigned after the sentence was given. us president on trump says he's willing to be interviewed by investigators looking to lead collusion between his presidential campaign and russia. after. president trump told reporters he'd speak under oath to special counsel robert miller who's leading the investigation an undercover report into sexual harassment other men only fundraising club in the u.k. has caused outrage the financial times found women invited to its charity garner were sexually harassed and propositioned at the event attended by political and business leaders since the fallout two major sponsors severed ties and the club has announced it is shutting down to be philips has more. an exclusive charity evening
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at one of london's smartest hotels it's called the president's club so exclusive that the only guess some men some of britain's leading bankers businessmen property developers was the only women like the undercover reporter who took these pictures are. told to wear sexy clothes forced to sign a document saying they won't talk about what happened here one of the auction prizes plastic surgery to make we're told your wife more attractive other prizes tea with the governor of the bank of england lunch with the foreign secretary boris childs the women are repeatedly groped harassed invited to bedrooms up stairs man and ensnaring. quite courses on things very quickly took time to watch. some of that never was pretty shocking things depressing politicians from
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all parties say they're outraged women have the right to feel safe wherever they were and allegations of this type of behavior are completely unacceptable or could then that a government minister attended the evening he says he left early he was appalled by the behavior and know he doesn't plan to resign a leading hospital to receive some of the three million dollars raised by the president's club house returned the money and by the end of the day the president's club itself had disbanded in disgrace giving its remaining money to children's charities this is the hotel where the event took place the door just in central london popular with movie stars and royalty it says it's deeply concerned by the allegations an investigation is under way barnaby phillips al-jazeera may fetch in central london scientists in china have achieved
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a world first by. cloning to monkeys and when a way are identical twins created using the same process used to clone dolly the sheep more than twenty years ago the technique brings the prospect of cloned human beings even closer. british film the death of stalin was supposed to open in russian cinemas on thursday but the controversial black comedy about former soviet leader joseph stalin has effectively been banned from cinematic release across the country is choice chalons reports. the death of stalin is unsurprisingly considering its source material the blackest of black comedies the profane british satire mocks the panic of talks a view to vishal is following the murderous tyrant stroke in one nine hundred fifty three. shoot. for you get a spike kill it's been acclaimed by western critics but in russia the film is no laughing matter they deny censorship this week the culture ministry revoked the
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film's distribution license citing extremist content. on early viewing as a member of the ministries public council he wasn't impressed. with marshals of the great bulk to logic war covered in medals when the least of the states leaders get portrayed in pathetic and vulgar images at this point art turns in sick each a lesson cern's into insult and the line is crossed. for the state and individual russians for sometimes similar sometimes different reasons the stalin years are a highly sensitive subject at a moscow exhibition on the great terror of nine hundred thirty seven you can view execution quoters for thousands of people at a time many living russians lost parents or grandparents the wounds are still raw or for some to roar for cinematic comedy others would like a chance to see it. justice everyone should decide for themselves to watch it or not it should be
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a personal choice you know it's another you can't laugh at it you should think about it and correct your mistakes but it's not even slightly funny your morning of . the most i don't think you can laugh at it it's hard to story to laugh at it means to laugh at yourself late last year a somber monument to soviet repressions was unveiled in the capital by vladimir putin but the careful language he used reveals how little he feels there is to be gained from investigating historical abuses of state power too closely. national. we under our descendants should remember the tragedy of repression about the causes which lead to it but it doesn't mean demanding that accounts be settled we must never again push society to the dangerous precipice of division now it is important for all of us to rely on the values of trust and stability.
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stalin may be the bloodiest of a long line of despots rulers but his brutal legacy also comes tightly bundled with the defeat of fascism the modern russian state totem of unity against hostile outsiders for russians or thora sees the death of stalin is a foreign trespass on hallowed ground in a particularly vulgar one that in mocking the terrifying absurdities of stalin ism the film also threatens the country's carefully sanctified narrative of world war two glory that has proven unacceptable rory chalons al-jazeera moscow. and again the top stories on al-jazeera a veteran u.s. diplomat says quote an international advisory panel tackling their hanger crisis calling it a whitewash bill richardson left the group as it was making its first trip to
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rakhine state it comes as new evidence emerges that the military is using gang rape as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign. a brazilian court has upheld the conviction against a former president who is a nothing does silver for corruption and money laundering it's a major setback for his plans to run again for the presidency but speaking to supporters he insisted he will seek reelection in october. for me this court ruling is an opportunity to travel through brazil and have a dialogue with the brazilian people about what they have about what they're losing and what i will have again in the future. now i can see to everything that they are doing is to close the door to my candidacy was probably so shameful but now i want to be candidate for the presidency of the republic people fleeing the east of democratic republic of congo say they're escaping
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a surge in rapes killings and abductions by armed groups the u.n. says more than ten thousand have arrived in neighboring uganda since the beginning of december. egypt's last main opposition candidate for the upcoming presidential election has withdrawn from the race human rights lawyer made the announcement just as president of the fact that all sisi filed his nomination papers on tuesday the former army chief of staff was detained after announcing his candidacy the u.s. president says he is willing to be interviewed by investigators looking to alleged collusion between his presidential campaign and russia donald trump told reporters he was looking forward to speaking under oath just facial counsel robert mueller is leading the investigation a former u.s. gymnastics doctor's been sentenced for sexually assaulting female athletes and patients for decades under the guise of medical treatment larry nasser pleaded guilty after being accused by more than one hundred fifty women including several
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u.s. olympic gold medalist. those are the headlines the news continues on al-jazeera after witness. al-jazeera explores prominent figures of the twentieth century and how rivalries influenced the course of history steve jobs a much better marketeers than bill gates for apple is going to reinvent stuff all the old made software what it is today will train the world to high tech visionaries with breakthroughs inspired the digital revolution jobs and gates face to face at this time on al-jazeera.

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