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parts of brazil looks like fall to later will also catch one or two downpours during the day even further towards the north and forests here across the central americas we've got a few showers around jamaica and of course has been you know low but most of the wettest weather is towards the west some of the showers here very lively and again the temp an inch it is looking pretty soggy there during the day on saturday stretches all the way down through panama and eventually into colombia as well there's also a lot of rain a bit further north as well so let's go and have a look at what's going on there on the satellite picture you can see this area of cloud in the south gradually edging its way eastwards heavy downpours out of this and that system is only sweeping its way slowly eastwards still in the southeast on sunday. the winds are sponsored by qatar and he's. the author of the all this is al-jazeera.
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a low i'm sam is a damned this is the news hour live from coming up in the next sixty minutes more than sixty people are killed in kabul a car bomb detonates in a busy area. one of the world's richest men reported to have been released from detention in saudi arabia. security is tight in honduras ahead of the inauguration of reelected president but protesters say about was a floor plus. a non-science to jean my former friend well i still respect or. don't want to hear that a u.s. diplomat calls me and miles leave the palace and afraid of the military. and in sport former world number one caroline wozniak he wins her first ever grand slam title should be top seed simona halep in a thrilling final to take the crown at the australian open.
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at least sixty three people have been killed more than one hundred fifty injured in a blast in the afghan capital kabul the taliban has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing using an ambulance near the old interior ministry building which comes a week after another taliban attack on the city's intercontinental hotel for glass has more from kabul so let's start with the situation there what has come out with the latest lines on that attack. well afghan officials are calling it a massacre sammy as you said it was an ambulance packed with explosives pretending to head to the hospital that is on that street but when it didn't make the turn into the hospital entrance police became suspicious and then the driver detonated
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his explosives on a very very busy streets it is a very heavily guarded street there are a number of checkpoints that the ambulance had gotten through one checkpoint and detonated at the second checkpoint that street is home to a number of government offices to some foreign embassies there's a school on that street as well as that hospital and it's a very very crowded busy bustling part of town it's a very forums of of anyone who's visited kabul the famous chicken street which is where many are tourists come to buy trinkets and souvenirs of afghanistan and it's a busy street as well there a lot of stationery stores and regular offices so the terrible terrible death toll now sixty three people and more than one hundred fifty one injured in the immediate aftermath of the attack we saw bodies scattered across the streets the hospitals were inundated with the injured and we know that the interior ministry says the death toll might even go higher the fact that it happened where
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a half when the fact that this is one in a series of attacks recently all that is it raising questions about the effectiveness of the security forces. absolutely look afghanistan as certainly the people here in kabul have been very nervous about security since last summer on may thirty first a massive truck bomb here killed more killed one hundred fifty and injured more than five hundred just outside the green zone that is home to the u.s. embassy to nato headquarters to the german embassy the indian embassy and the presidential palace then they accuse the government of not being able to keep security since then security has been tightened with new checkpoints around town trucks being restricted going in and out of places and just in the last week after that attack last week on the intercontinental hotel sami we've seen increased checkpoints all around town police really checking vehicles that the afghan government says that these attacks are in reaction to increased military pressure
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are armed groups on the taliban and others and political pressure on neighboring pakistan accused of harboring a number of those armed groups and supporting those armed groups and they say that's why these attacks have stepped up the taleban today trying to flex its muscle and increase pressure on the government but certainly the afghan people very unhappy at this latest series of attacks more than ninety people have died this week in three attacks alone and that doesn't account attacks on security forces and the fighting going on around the country are jennifer thank you very much for the update live from kabul is continue talking about the situation that we have with us of zala shaw fees a visiting fellow. university center for conflict security and terrorism joins us now on skype from london good to have you with us so is this it looks like a serious security breach is that what happened. well of course it is a security breach on our i think we have to exert in the interim no balls really
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getting through it was an ambulance which wouldn't or under normal circumstances and being searched in the same extent of its ass or illinois to see all and it was probably stopped at the second checkpoint. and more in get security check was being carried out in society yet in the night and with a large vehicle like an ambulance it's very easy to stack him a huge amount of explosives so where even though the checkpoint the destruction is so great that it can no longer check on it in the course in the bin so it is based on check on the policeman on all who've been killed on but it's possible in the very good of theory and i remember being in that area a few years ago when it was the ministry of interior on it there are a lot of people who are sure it was going around so too easy to get massive one tooth is this a road in the public's confidence in the government have
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a series of these attacks lately. yes we have and i think the that it is intended to do just that but much more importantly the incentive to get a message out to the international community is that notwithstanding we live with it when over really here is fairly some of the governors. and not white security or the taliban trying to send the message that they are still want to be reckoned with and i would suspect the days that are coming exactly week after the attack on me. is intended for the audience of generals on a large collection and you know who are leaders and these people are thinking they are needed in international law there is no military or political office in what we do in part from raising the city or. ritual this like
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reality. or. this particular attack is intended for the war movements of the sport portman's well what are these latest attacks say about the new strategy of the trumpet ministration which introduced last year of more troops more airstrikes and american advisers closer to the action is it working. so you know. you know we have a whole series of strategies more or less troops or an american. or security. which we. all should also an afghan security. why. should the military and security structures only why. place the solution has to be. really. hasn't been the same amount of
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effort or whining the solution and indeed those politicians will be given. to why. an alternative much more sure active government or in. government. is the counterbalance and this is what is unfolding to some degree at least. all right good to get your thoughts on that thanks so much after last rough . i think the ceasefire is in effect in a serious procedure area of eastern halted near damascus the area is the last remaining stronghold near the capital it's been under siege by government forces for almost five years now meanwhile turkey's urging the u.s. to immediately withdraw its troops from landed in northern syria cities held by kurdish fighters they are the targets of
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a turkish operation are free and that's forced thousands from their homes of this comes as syrian opposition members announced they will boycott talks that russia is hosting next week on the conflict but they did say their gauge with moscow if it genuinely works towards a solution the u.n. syria and voice confirmed he will be traveling to those talks in sochi. stephanie decker is an anti care on the turkish syrian border she'll tell us about what's happening on the ground in syria but first to her in vienna where it's the last day of those u.n. sponsored talks on syria's future and as i mentioned the opposition saying hold on they're not going to solve she didn't really explain why. well they said that all they had met here in vienna is actually stubbornness on behalf of the government delegation there was
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a new working document that was floated around that working document was written by . britain the u.s. france saudi arabia and jordan and the opposition describe it as a documented basically provides new mechanisms to revive these peace talks that seem to be going nowhere i think you know one has to bear in mind that they're not even able to start talking about peace or even start negotiating anything or any of the points of these should be negotiated really to reach anything like constitution elections none of that has happened russia and syria out what rejecting that ten point zero working document at the end of the meeting then the opposition said that it was rejecting going to sochi they had actually an internal voice vote late last night and they came out saying
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that they will not go to sochi now we did ask the spokesman you here how the why was that happening why weren't they going to sochi and this is what he had to say. this round in v.n. was meant to be a real test for the commitment to the implementation of u.n. security council resolution two two five four and what the details in it unfortunately this test has been. they failed the test both the regime and those who are supporting that he deemed to continue surviving now based on that is all of the vote that there could be commitment decisions could have been made regarding what russia is proposing unfortunately the test was free where is this going to go i mean how many times are you guys going to attend talks with the indian name geneva anyway i have and each and every time there's no outcome
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absolutely all right but you have to think of the person who was trying to obstruct the political process from the very beginning of the g.m. has selected the minutes of you solution to be the strategy for just silencing people how about the world quote a political solution and if it should u.n. security council resolutions that is somebody who is working against these political attempts of the political solutions and finding ways and means to obstruct the yuan from just doing its job it is a challenge not only to the civilian people it is a challenge to the u.n. it's it's going to the council resolutions this is the problem. now the u.n. secretary general just issued a statement in which he said that actually do you and will go to sochi and will endure talks now what's not clear is whether any of the conditions that the u.n. secretary general and tanya good terrorists had put forward were met by the
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russians there were three main conditions a public commitment by the syrian regime to resume lucian to do five four where that has not happened as fur as we know can commit a second demand was deescalation of violence on the ground one could argue that maybe the cease fire in eastern was one way of the regime to answer. to give to do to do u.n. secretary general but at this point you have the u.n. going you have a syrian government going to sochi and also you have a group of opposition figures from inside syria who will attempt attend that meeting so you have now the s.n.c. which is sort of left out into called even though it says that some of his members will be attending sochi on a personal level an individual basis now a very complicated situation is not very clear what will come out of sochi the u.n.
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says it has guarantees that whatever result comes out of sochi will be folded back into do you and process certainly was a very difficult time yeah and i don't think that the opposition delegation left with the feeling that it had achieved anything substantial towards this very complicated crisis complicated is indeed i thank me there let's continue talking about the situation in syria and go now to stephanie decker joins us from the. diplomatic process maybe going know about how about that cease fire on the ground in eastern the halter. well for now it's holding sami but these things are all relative when it comes to how things develop on the ground i think rules are important yes it is important of course that those airstrikes in the fighting stops when you talk about which is the last rebel stronghold in the vicinity of damascus there's really only a few pockets and other than province of rebel control inside syria these days sami
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but when it comes to the humanitarian situation four hundred thousand people according to the u.n. in there are starvation lack of food like of medicine so when we talk about a ceasefire we also have to look at what things they discuss which is humanitarian corridors aid access into areas like that we know how complicated that is of aid agencies particularly the u.n. to organize for all sides to agree on aid access so again you know these are the first steps of a very complicated process and just because there is no more violence doesn't mean that the people inside eastern. are having it any easier on the other hand just briefly there is an ongoing conflict of course here where we are which is turkey's border without free we've just heard you jet in the sky also the weather is improved so there is the ground offensive has kicked off a bit more than it has of the last couple of days where it was visibility was very low it was wet we know there's an ongoing fight for an agile this is sort of west
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of. very difficult for the civilians there turkey keen to show the media what it is doing they took us as part of a media tour inside syria yesterday sami for also it was quite important to be able to see as a city we hadn't been in there for years so we took it as an opportunity to figure out what life was like for people living back. as we enter syria it is the free syrian army flag that flies high here we're on a media trip into as organized by the turkish authorities they take us close to where there's been fighting with the kurdish armed group turkey calls a terrorist organization turkish forces are trying to push it out of the region about the front line is just a few kilometers west of here both turkish troops and the free syrian army are taking part you know i'm not sure that. one of the f.s.a. fighters why he is involved in turkey's operation for some it seems it's personal.
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with the white b.g. because they betrayed us and especially because they took over my city. i've been displaced along with many of my neighbors for two years living in the camps there are such bad conditions especially now in the winter. what our target escorts are telling us is that the front line with the y p g with the kurdish fighters is just further along that mountain is also which is over to this side where there's been active fighting but what is clear here on the outskirts of city is how much of a presence they are of course supporting the free syrian army fighters and syrian rebels that are really taking a large part in this operation that turkey has undertaken against. the wall while we were here two bullets whizzed overhead. and we're told why p.g. snipers are to blame for this. so the you know they shot at us and our tires and stars or we move on and into the city. i saw was pushed out of here
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in two thousand and fourteen but life remains difficult now as her has to provide for thirteen members of her family she tells us she is all alone. or has now become the norm she says but the. people are used to the shelling and the explosions the young children are still. but we've been facing this for a few years now we're not afraid anymore. there is hardly any electricity here generators are the only way to get light or heat in the winter rain has left the streets with mud. the black paint on this will be for sale. it seems some still dream of moving on from here. the landscape in this part of syria is dotted with tents millions of syrians remain homeless in their own country . we've been here for three years in the tent has never been fixed because of the
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rhine the tent leaks and there are seven people in tents a situation is terrible. this is a country ripped apart by almost seven years of war millions of syrians have had to leave their lives behind. and as the years go by the war simply seems to change its form the guns seemingly impossible to silence. me as you were discussing with hoda earlier those talks in sochi in russia to be held next week well it's very difficult to see how anything concrete is going to be achieved there that is going to have a real change on the ground because what you're seeing now inside syria when you have pretty much pushed out of most of its territories all the international players. vying really making sure that they are carving out their national interests and spheres of allegiances and influence inside that country i think it's fair to say that it's the syrians that have the least say of all. all right we'll
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leave it there for now foreign so much stephanie. plenty more ahead on the news hour. it is a journey that has left tens of thousands of people dead last year many of them africans find out next why so many continue to take the dangerous journey to europe . china's ban on ivory forces craftsman to find new ways to use their skills. and in sport find out if this was enough for the former world number one to make the cut in san diego. one of the world's richest men billionaire saudi arabian prince has been released from detention just before his release he gave an interview to the reuters news agency inside the ritz carlton hotel in riyadh he'd been held there since november along with about two hundred dollars these are some of the first images from inside
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the lavish hotel saudi attorney general says many of already been released after paying settlements of billions of dollars. one director of policy analysis at the doha institute joins me live here in the studio good to have you with us so what do we know about. family sources saying he's been released does that mean he can travel does that mean he keeps his assets and his companies well we don't know much actually about the details of his release but i expect that he has given important part of his wealth to actually in exchange for his freedom i believe that because he said that ninety five percent of the problems with the saudi government has been solved so i still think that he cannot be toppling actually until we get to one hundred percent that was the implication that was what i understood actually from his reuters interview today talking about interview. why
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would a thorough cities allow a camera crew in to interview in particular. just hours before they were going to release him anyway surely that was not an accident is there a deliberate message to go over the past couple of months actually since the whole started actually by the detention of these princes former officials current officers actually we have been seeing some of the authority thirty's allowing media outlets to have access into that it's carlton and actually try to talk to some of these people or at least actually have like. the impression about what's going on inside one of them was the b.b.c. actually a few weeks ago but now i think the saudi government is trying actually to give some sort of of transparency to what is going on inside that is carlton and by saying there's a car outside for you. next just to give them permission that the whole
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actually being was in fact against against corruption and when we are finished with work i mean if the if you look at the i guess you could say well if there was evidence against these people why were they held in a five star hotel rather than being put in a prison like every other saudi citizen would face and if they were innocent and there wasn't enough evidence against them why were they held for months without charge because any of this under school the rule of law course i mean there are many issues here to be addressed first of all i mean there are there have been detained in a five star hotel because they are part of the family and i think mohamed been sort of man. doesn't want to provoke anger from within and within the family by making the focus mainly on corruption by saying ok well we are we are respecting the dignity of those royalties will you think everyone in the royal family see it that way what impact will it. i don't think so but after all what man was after in my opinion is not only. what the royal family would be thinking about him but i
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think he was after two key issues number one is actually because he's having economic difficulties in getting some cash together some cash together because as you know i mean there is a war of attrition in yemen that has been going on for the past three years and is very costly on one hand on the other hand he's trying actually to gain some popularity because some of these people actually i mean i'm not pointing at certain people but some of them actually are known among some of these to be to be corrupt so when he goes after these people actually he's trying to hit of course i mean to have two beers in one store and on one hand gives the money on the other hand tell the people that i am the guy who is will be fighting corruption and leading the reform in saudi arabia this is always thanks for coming in. now african union leaders are gathering in ethiopia ahead of a major summit to discuss ways to tackle the flow of refugees and migrants to
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europe it's part of a series leading up to the. reports from die hard to find out why people are determined to leave. yusuf in the us doesn't want to be here he's tried twice to go to france and failed both times. now he wants to go again he says he deserves a better life. for me i'm a father my family depend on me i decided to leave senegal because my degrees and diplomas seem useless here. as a child he thought he would play professional football in europe instead he went to university and became a near hoping to find work at home. but here in senegal he never found a full time job. my parents sold whatever they want to pay for my education they've never asked me to pay them back but i know i owed them because they have suffered for me and i'm ready to suffer for them and so is preparing to travel
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again by road and sea to the shores of europe despite joint efforts by police forces and coast guard from both european and african countries the trafficking of migrants and refugees continues. the u.n. estimates the people smuggling trade to be worth more than thirty five billion dollars a year and it's booming. more than three thousand people died last year most of them were african. and there are no official numbers of migrants have actually made it to europe some have drowned in the mediterranean others have died of thirst hunger in the desert and then there are those who have been taken as slaves. we were sold by senegalese traffickers not arabs our own brother has sold us to the arabs my family had to pay fifteen hundred dollars to free me. this is against his brother senegalese rapper who made it to france he paid for us to be freed and
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sends money back to his family in this song he explains why so many want to leave africa he says it's the shame of not being able to support your children your parents is the shame of seeing your loved ones are able to eat the shame of lead unable to provide for their family that pushes them to leave. and i feel like a slave here too and i feel stuck unable to get out of my current situation all i want is to be like my brother to be someone my family can depend on most africans wanting to go to europe legally get their visa application rejected. and so yes his family agreed to pay traffickers for his latest trip through iraq and to spain it's a journey worth the risks he says once again he packed his bag ready to go because hawk al-jazeera the car. the french capital paris is bracing for more severe flooding with the water level of the same river expected to reach
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a peak of six meters at the weekend more than one thousand homes in the city have lost power nearly four hundred people have been moved to a stadium the flooding has hit the tourism industry and made travel difficult for the next two days the famous move museum which stands on the banks of the river sand has closed some of its areas to the public to me there has been a power blackout since wednesday we cannot he talks selves because generally the heater supplied by power we cannot use the refrigerator the washing machine we have no hot water for bathing we have this problem in twenty sixteen now which is happening again let's find out what's in store for those people in france and elsewhere in europe with stefano thanks i mean well it does look like it's good news for paris because the river is now still rising but not as fast as it was so that's the good news it certainly looks like it won't reach the levels that we got to in two thousand and sixteen where we got to six point one meters that was the river level in the center at the moment where in the high fives and it looks like we could top six meters but what's good news as well is that the rain has eased so
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this is the satellite picture over the last few hours you can see paris there is now in the clear the latest area of clouds moving away towards the east however you may notice this huge area of cloud looming towards the northwest and that certainly giving some of us across the u.k. some pretty wet weather at the moment but it is retreating northward so i don't think we'll see any real significant rain over paris as it works its way eastward and on sunday looks like it should be another draw a day that wetter whether that's well away towards the east by lunchtime on sunday it's over poland stretching up there towards finland giving a lot of snow as it hits that cold air over the eastern parts of europe further west then where paris is twelve degrees a mild day then should stay warm with dry and we'll also stage dry force in london as well monday there's a bit different more clattering pushing its way southward and still working its way across the northern parts of europe so generally some in the north of europe very wet at the moment but in the south it's fine and sunny stay in the sunshine here in
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davos steph. well still ahead on al jazeera trial by fear a new. kind of funk so straight is immigration policies. russian police raid a movie theaters shutting down a film that pokes fun at former soviet leader joseph stalin. and in sports we'll tell you about the oldest snowboard with the world cup history. it was auriol upon which modern day venezuela was established. for over a century this lucrative resorts has divided the people both less than cursed with the world's largest reserves. charting the impact of industrialization and the legacies of its prominent leaders we shed light on the troubles afflicting venezuela today. the big picture the battle for venezuela coming soon.
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what makes this moment this era we're living through so unique this is really an attack on truth itself is a lot of misunderstanding a distortion of what free speech is supposed to be about the context it's hugely important to have a right to publish it. to be offensive or provoke it's all about the nice people do setting the stage for a serious debate up front at this time on al-jazeera. you're
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watching are just zero time to recap our headlines at least sixty three people have been killed and more than one hundred fifty injured in a blast in the afghan capital taliban fighters claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing using an ambulance with the old interior ministry building it comes a week after another taliban attack cities in the continental hotel. the u.n. has announced its special envoy for syria stuff will attend talks on syria's future in sochi next week syrian opposition members say they're boycotting the negotiations unless russian genuinely gauges with them towards a solution. one of the world's richest men billionaire saudi prince. has been released from detention just before he was freed he gave an interview to reuters news agency inside the ritz carlton hotel in the riyadh. and staying in saudi arabia dismissed employees of the saudi construction company demanding their salaries it's been almost two years since they were paid share which has forced to
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close last summer was owned by the family of lebanon's prime minister sadly how do you so in a holder of force now from beirut the employees of become political bargaining chips. has lost almost everything he returned home to lebanon from saudi arabia after working for the construction company for twenty two years it was a good life now this attic is his home. his children are all he has left but since he was laid off last summer taking care of them is hard. are in an orphanage didn't just lose his job he is owed around sixty thousand dollars the company was in financial trouble before it closed down last july tens of thousands of saudi employees didn't receive their salaries for two years close to even some of us not even my wife left me because of the situation i've had two heart attacks and i
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haven't been able to afford to buy medicine for five months when i came back from riyadh i only had twenty dollars in my pocket. the construction company employed more than fifty thousand workers three thousand five hundred of them. and just like many of them spent. they have been holding protests hoping to receive their payouts eventually. we're demanding our rights but i'm not hopeful because this has become a political issue not a humanitarian one. years ago by the father of lebanon's prime minister. amassed the. saudi arabia before he was assassinated the preferential treatment the company enjoyed a few years ago it wasn't because of oil prices and reduced saudi government spending.
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and. government is believed to over the company billions of dollars. the company is indebted to. what happens. prime minister could affect his popularity months before the election but the stakes are much higher. now there's concern over the planned return of summer hunger refugees from bangladesh to me and mark government leaders indian louts to repatch relations centers in rack and state open land ready to receive some of the most tuesday but across the border bangladesh officials say
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paperwork for the refugees is incomplete it comes as a former u.s. diplomat resigned from an advisory council after a heated exchange with the leader aung sang suu chee bill richardson said he feared the crisis was being whitewashed when mark uses him of pursuing his own agenda bill richardson told al-jazeera he resigned from the rango advisory council of his own accord they're making it up that they let me go they were begging me to stay there national security adviser you on that last night i was there. what they said was that in public statements that i was pursuing my own agenda yeah my own agenda was basically follow the kofi annan recommendations do something about the refugees stop the human rights atrocities release the two journalists that were detained because freedom of the press is a bedrock of democracy and
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a kofi anon recommendation of finding out what's going on yeah i was outspoken and unsung suchi my former friend well i still respect or didn't want to hear that this this commission was a whitewash she doesn't want to show moral leadership because she's afraid of the military the military has enormous power there. she says there's a separation of constitutional rights between the military and her she doesn't want to offend them she doesn't want to take them on but she should say to the military we're in a terrible mess stop these atrocities allow these refugees to move forward don't do mass graves find ways to stop the human rights violations she's unwilling to take on a very powerful entity and that's the military. to him is a senior fellow at the center for global policy joins us now on skype from chicago
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good to have you with us first of all powerless has no control over the military do you agree with that sort of analysis of aung san suu kyi. oh richardson is a high e.s.p. to diploma because teeth and there will be wars in the balkans only that and i think he spotted us that chuck beatty quickly. he specializes in spitting up these conventions and kind and trying to and to get to the world that you do what you can to bring this complicated situation to me but i believe guess when teaching about doing anything i do it you get them to the extent that the she does not control the military she has no control over what you believe as you get up to i would just say that she's completely powerless i think it's it's pushing it too far you know for example i'm santa suit he does control the foreign ministry and the concreate and she has on repeated occasions that used to get you know you can eat assets used to
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get them but the un resolution in march two thousand and seventeen asking what a hoot. she has said that this will not be that he used to give them he says she also could because of the just take me state control and myanmar and the propaganda against people and other minorities have been substantially under our porch but even despite that she has a very very powerful weapon and possible which is continues continuously to use to use and that is our voice as a as the most famous citizen up me out in my eyes that one conscience of that country yes continue see her used even to come to the eat of the only john other minorities and this situation you need so i don't believe she's completely powerless even though she also one of my own let me jump in here why then is she failing to use some of that influence which you've been outlining are you suggesting that she buy into that narrative that ranges don't belong to me and ma
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and is happy to turn a blind eye to what human rights groups call ethnic cleansing. i think almost every diplomat that is made with san suu kyi and everything juanita and i spoke on a number of the prove me exactly the same thing is that she's completely and then the suffering of minorities within her country she believes that we are far out of this country and i just passed out of those minorities but then it i just simply doesn't care much whether the weekend or not that's quite a shocking analysis which doesn't sit well one would imagine with the expectations of a nobel peace prize will react the fact that she got the nobel prize it was huge over an ability to see a lot of the evidence of prior position of our ideology we make this mistake
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repeatedly people want to play this dilemma over luke shaw coming and hug is a fantastic story he. said he. did exactly the kind of people we need that are going to go back to their country. that our democracy can reform them that without realizing that these people are actually the method almost all the elite in myanmar are valar who does not believe that as a buddhist country. many of the minorities just don't belong there this is rising water that almost every ethnic minority says that the pain does not just that will change over the tetchiness shaad that is either the longest running several wars and then what do simply because the sequel believe that. this country and the minorities don't belong here all right of even thanks for your analysis on that.
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thousands of extra police and soldiers have been called in ahead of the honduran president's inauguration the opposition's vowing they'll be mass protests it's called for a general strike and it says there were irregularities in the vote count after november's presidential election which saw one orlando had and is reelected will says that more than thirty five people have been killed in violent protests djalma reports now from the capital. in honduras the top twenty percent own more than half the country's wealth many of the rest live like neftali and you hania just about surviving in a shack. allows a little inequality is an age old problem poverty's on the rise the majority of hondurans don't have a steady job despite a college education neftali can only find work selling ices he makes three cents on each one with that is a comment more terrorism sometimes we eat sometimes we don't that's literally how
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it is the situation with employment is really difficult there are no opportunities . these are the issues that president juan hernandez couldn't resolve in his first term and will now face again at the start of his second but mr manders also has his own problems there were serious irregularities and suspicions of fraud in the elections which he recently won many hondurans don't support him. two months of protests have left more than thirty people dead. we have come out as united people before the world to tell them that the government stole the election discontents increased again in the run up to now and it's his swearing in how is the president and this administration going to deal with a country in which many people don't recognize him as the legitimate president but . the president president has called for a national dialogue he sent letters to x. candidates of other parties the church civil society and businesses to sit down so
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we can build our country and put new ideas on the table. and there are things to build on the president and on this is invested in infrastructure projects repaired ties with international lending rule denies ations and reduced crime in what was the world's deadliest country outside but war zone but the issues that helped stoke the protests remain. there had to these protests are about the needs of the popular . a population which is dying of hunger a population which doesn't have a quality education a population in which if you are not enrolled in a political party you don't get help the. president and is now has four more years to tackle those problems and unite to divide the country behind him john home and. to goose ago. now ivory stores across china have closed after a ban on the train came into effect this means there's a lot less work for ivory carvers some of them are now trying to find new ways to
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use their expertise brian explains from beijing. leach encourages one of china's master carvers using skills learned over a lifetime working with a material that he says has no equal ivory. is the best material to work with not too hard and the not too soft in spite of the ban he is determined to pass on his skills to his apprentices his workshop like others in china is now using mammoth task from russia dug out of the ground from animals that died thousands of years ago early human ancestors first learn their carving skills with it. so cool now that you know. even thirteen thousand years ago humans were using a car so one of their earliest materials were worth with. as the biggest market
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for ivory in the world china's ban on the trade is seen as vital for the african elephant after years of ivory poaching and smuggling. lease says he never worked with poached ivory and fears his skills may now be lost if carving goes out of fashion apprentice li yang is determined to learn the craft regardless. even though i don't make much money my family's supposed and i really appreciate it when i explain to my friends the importance or car wink in chinese culture he's been learning for eight years i do still considered a novice a basic apprenticeship is ten years it takes at least twenty years to become a professional carver and with more than fifty years experience the chunka reckons he's still learning. some ivory carving techniques have already been lost
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and it would be very easy to lose their skills altogether and that he says would be not only china's loss but the world's robert pride al-jazeera beijing. a cinema in moscow is stopped showing a satirical film on joseph stalin after a police raid officers question staff and management at the theater after it defied a ban on the movie the death of stalin russia's culture ministry says the british made comedy mock soviet era history communist party officials are criticized also criticized the move when it's not used but i don't think we need to introduce censorship but there should be some kind of personal censorship among journalists and people making films for example i would find it unacceptable to have a comedy film called death of christ this is my personal opinion i'm not an expert in culture but i'm extremely bothered by the name of the film a comedy film called death of stalin is only acceptable for me. that i had allowed
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to see all the sports star cricketers off field problems haven't seem to these career prospects to march will be here to explain. the look the arrival of refugees is debated in european parliament's. but the journey itself is little understood. to syrians document the route that is claimed so many lives searching for sanctuary to people in power at this time on al-jazeera.
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a lot to catch up all it comes to spoil a farce has to start as off with the parents right that's right sammy thank you caroline dries the act he has won her first grand slam title at the australian open and reclaimed the world number one ranking as she defeated simona halep in a thrilling final in melbourne and interesting had twice lost in the final of the
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french open and caroline was the accu twice in the us final. the world number one ranking was also on the line trying to hold on to it was me i keep waiting to reclaim it for the first time since twenty twelve. as you'd expect from a contest between the world's top to play as there was little to separate them on courts or snacky just edging i think that in a tie break with temperatures exceeding thirty degrees that looked to have taken it out of the remaining needing a medical timeouts midway through the second set. but as is her way the twenty six year old who had to save much point since he was in melbourne king fighting back. was and with harlots seemingly in control of the decided it was was the action time to get some medical attention soon after the men's and some back in the days they thought it
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was this championship point facing up the high quality encounter that could only be one winner was the kosi that grand slam tournament and nine years after reaching have first final in new york was mostly ak you gotta hand on how much along the way to tracy was telling them how to say. tiger woods has made the cut at the farmers insurance open in san diego the former world number one birdie does final hole of the second round to such today on one hundred seventy one and that was just enough to make the cut for the fourteen time major champion woods is ten strokes behind leader ride calmer this is the forty two year old first p.g.a. tour starting over a year after having back surgery last april. a totally different feels because my body's different i can't tell you the same feel i had been because i wasn't fused
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and this is a different body and that's why i'm excited to play the weekend continue getting used to my feels because they are different. i can do do it at home and hit certain shots become out here in competition my darling goes up a little bit i hit the ball further but how much further. and also on top of that what are my new fields are going to be and these are things that i have to learn and. as emitting sudan has admitted leaving his job as around madrid coach is a possibility if he can turn around their form or else face valencia and later were actually one place above them in the table. look certain to miss out on any domestic silverware this season they're currently down and fourth nineteen points off leaders barcelona they also crashed out of the cup with del ray this week to lay gayness. if i wasn't sure i could change the choice and i would have left i think you can change this streak and achieve something positive there are nineteen league matches the head of the champions league against p.s.g.
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and i only think of that. alexey sanchez has made a winning start to his manchester united career united beating fourth tier yeoville town in the english f.a. cup sanchez's debut coming after his move from arsenal earlier in the week the chilean striker didn't score because team are through to round five after a four now win. no surprise for us does it very short for three years it shows that for the past three days where he was training with those so amazing additions for us. ben stokes's off field problems didn't cut off suitors at the indian premier league auction england's all star star all rounder was sold for just under two million dollars to the raw just on the oils so. most valuable player last season is currently under investigation in the u.k. has been charged with a fray for an altercation outside a nightclub in september and will appear in court next month. there was a big upside in the n.b.a. on friday the trauma raptors who got the second best record in the east were beaten
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by western conference strugglers donovan mitchell was jazz's star madeleine twenty six points in what was a really tight affair use how we're actually trailing with five seconds to go but they were saved by ricky ruby on the close the game out. canada's g.c. jay anderson has become the oldest snowboarder winner in world cup history of forty two year old olympic gold medalist won the parallel giant slalom race at the snowboard world cup event area it sanderson's twenty eight career with. and here's one of canada's olympic medal contenders max parrot won gold in the men's snowboard big air final at the extreme x. games in aspen colorado the twenty three year old beat norway's mark is cleveland and you don't know. and so your sport now it's now back to the semi. now an annual festival in australia is turning the
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spotlight on the country's immigration policies among the many shows to entertain crowds at the sydney festival is a play which looks to the government's treatment of refugees andrew thomas has this report. on a stage rather than in a cool room is the truth and reconciliation commission that australia has never. run the place tribunals delves into the dark side of australia's treaty. to the silent seekers refugee activists describe their experiences of the country's immigration system that is also confront the treatment i mean did you know saw strains an aboriginal elder place the courts magistrate. truth telling. it's about telling a story and it's about acknowledging and healing for the audience being there is about sending
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a signal as well as enjoying the show it does challenge just so striving to say well. what if what has been happening is unacceptable and yet we have been accepting that tribunals is one of several shows at this year's sydney festival which tackle social issues jurassic plastic features dinosaurs created from thousands of discarded plastic toys it's a comment on out throw away society exhibits with a social message go are the exception rather than the rule for the most part the sydney festival is simply about showcasing great and accessible culture and the city that's hosting it. january in australia is the middle of summer sydney at its best often the way that we get out of stick out. is a photograph of where you live and he's a photograph of where we live in january so what are you come down to us. much of the festival takes place outdoors highly sprung is an energetic mix of trampoline ing theatre and a street arts a park or there's also
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a karaoke carousel with children and adults encouraged to sing their way around the right it's still culture but a lot less political and al-jazeera sydney. well that's it from me for this news hour be back in just a few minutes though with another four bullets and so to stay with us here on our just. current tensions between countries along the river nile have their roots in a colonial past ethan's point of view cannot attend non-agreement political victory for the new political realities on the ground or increasing the sense of uncertainty over kuhn as the rhythm are out there with the need to do that and really how the country's good name was kind of been picked up by the struggle over
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the nile of this time when all this is. more than seven decades ago a country was split into really big dick cheney and now the time. being myopic all it took was a pan a map and a collapsing empire when the british had to draw a line they pulled his servant who had never been to india before al-jazeera examines the violent birth of india and pakistan and asks what the future holds for these nuclear neighbors partition borders of blood at this time. it's the cheapest rail service in the deal congo the largest country in sub-saharan africa the swallow crosses half the country from lubumbashi to a labor. it's the only link between remote villages and the outside world. the swallow has been around for more than fifty years like a local bus it stops
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a virtually every station passengers clamber the remaining seats people cram into whatever space they can find. nearly two thousand people all together three times the officially permitted capacity for those who want to able to find a place or who can't afford a ticket there's always the route. travelers have to remain alert a lapse in attention could be fatal. the danger comes not just from above. even at the moderate speed of thirty kilometers an hour a tree branch can cut like a machete. there.

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