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the chinese never did this research. but nothing can stop them in their tracks chasing the american dream escaping poverty but the route is their only option and their hope for a better life can eat into trouble breaking tough conditions generally. put their lives in danger just to. risking it all this time when i'll just see if. this is al jazeera. i know i'm right about this and this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes disbelief and horror in afghanistan after
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a taliban suicide bomber uses an ambulance to get through kabul's green zone killing at least ninety five people. and nation divided protesters in honduras clash with police as the president is sworn in for a second to. syria's eastern gota bombed just hours after a fragile cease fire comes into effect. and unlocking the secrets of history the sensitive project to restore millions of documents destroyed in communist germany. the taliban says it was behind a bomb attack in afghanistan's capital that killed at least ninety five people and injured more than one hundred fifty others the explosives were hidden in an ambulance that allowed the bomber to get through security in the city's green zone it's the most heavily protected area in kabul it was the sec. and successful
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taliban attack in a week on targets in the city despite high security jennifer glass reports. another day of carnage on the streets of kabul this time the bomb was in an ambulance the driver pretended to be taking someone to a nearby hospital but instead he detonated his device on a crowded street the taliban said it was targeting policemen having lunch but as so often happens here afghan civilians going about their daily lives are among the victims including people lined up outside the interior ministry's human resources department. i was in my office and we heard the explosion we didn't know what was going on so many people were injured i myself counted at least forty wounded near me everyone was on the ground and i couldn't tell who was dead or who was wounded the street was already heavily guarded with a number of checkpoints protecting government offices embassies a hospital and a school the area is usually bustling with people urgency services evacuated offices chops and agencies perceptor blocks can you hear the security vehicles
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going by. taking away the wounded and the dead there have been casualties here this is a very busy part of town in addition to the high peace council the anti-corruption commission is also down there just down the streets at the u.n. mine agency and this is normally a very very busy part of kabul it's the second attack in the capital in a week taliban fighters battled security forces for more than fifteen hours at the city's intercontinental hotel in a siege that killed twenty five people last saturday security has been stepped up around the city but it wasn't enough. the police on the army of afghanistan is a is really young it's just seventeen or eighteen years old and they need more training they need more practice they need more experience but the taliban on the other hand they are very devoted to fight those cobbles emergency hospital was flooded with patients it's a scene that's been repeated many times the president says the uptick in attacks is
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because of increased military pressure on armed groups and political pressure on pakistan that may be the case but it's the people here who continue to suffer the most jennifer glass al jazeera cobbler. saturday's attack is just the latest in a wave of violence in afghanistan on december the twenty eighth and i saw a suicide bomber targeted a shia cultural center and couple killing at least forty one people and as you heard in the report last saturday one of the capital's most heavily guarded hotels the intercontinental was also targeted the taliban claimed responsibility for the gun battle in the siege which lasted sixteen hours and ended with twenty five people dead then on wednesday i saw fighters stormed the offices of save the children in the eastern city of jalalabad four people were killed in that attack in the agency has announced it will suspend operations in the country well after for survey sitting fellow at nottingham university center for conflict and security and terrorism he says the attack is intended to remind the world of the taliban's power
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much more importantly. a message out to the international community. not withstanding the. many years while we were. all. in a lot. of trouble to say what message the last two we reckon we've been i would suspect. the killings and here we are really chap only who john. is intent is really all the incidentals. of a large collection in israel your leaders and these people are in the loop needed internationally while there is no military or political will in our own waiting list to meet or. in honduras the inauguration of president why not land on hondas has
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been held against a backdrop of protests demonstrators say there were irregularities in vote counting that saw one man does win a second time in november beating opposition leader salvador in the style of its own home and has more. inside the national stadium or to range as president one orlando and monday's was sworn in for his second term. and outside things were different. it sums up a nation divided by elections in which there were serious irregularities we are demanding our votes be respected we voted and defeated the narco dictator even with all his resources we defeated him you can see the protesters trying to advance on the national stadium but there is a big line of military police aren't letting them get anywhere near and it's turned into a little bit of a pitched battle with tear gas and stones. numbers were way down from the tens of
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thousands that march two months ago a sense of futility more than thirty deaths has dampened the spirits of many in his speech the president gave the barest of mentions to the crisis agreeing to look at a letter to reform in the future it's dumb or new thought but is while we're prepared to listen to any off without very is because that is the dialogue that will take us to will bring conciliation and the healing of the hundred human family that. he preferred to talk about his plans to resolve poverty and a lack of jobs both grew worse during his first term in other areas he has seen progress he has come to agreements with the international monetary fund. he has good terms with the world bank in good terms with the intermarriage going but development bank that has been very helpful he's also had success in lowering the sky high murder rates. although the security crackdown has also led to alleged
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human rights abuses and reinforced his reputation as a north or a tarion leader on the side of an elite ruling class now his biggest challenge is to prove to home durance that he can govern for all on john homans joining us live now john what do we know about the president himself. for president one and now and this comes from a longstanding political family and also a family with business people in it he was a businessman as well as his political activities and that's important especially in honduras where for the ruling elite lost business and politics mix quite often it's also important because of the you wanting gap between that class and the majority of hondurans who live in poverty many of them sort of resent the fact that they are ruled over by people that do have money and are involved in politics apart from those details about one and on this we know that he's
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a man who likes to get his own way even as the president of congress he started to fill up the supreme court with his supporters since he's been the president of the count of the country he's continued that practice of filling institutions with people that are on his side that's actually led to him being able to seek a second term as president before that was not allowed by the honduran constitution and his monies to find a way round that by his supporters in the supremes is also seen as quite enough for a tear in think he's really campaigned on the on the fact these go to hard line attitude towards crime and the modest gangs who've really been dominating honduras or maybe a couple of years ago the deadliest country in the world he's monies put the army in the military police in the streets and managed to reduce the number of murders but as well as that there have been lots of reports of human rights abuses that have also been committed. john as you say i mean the commanders has pledged to rein
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in violent crime and boost the economy and so on but he is still facing these protests over the election how's this going to play out four hundred us over the coming months will it all depends on how president and is chooses to handle the process of reconciliation of negotiating with those opposition figures there's already a group that we've been talking to of business people n.g.o.s church figures that are sort of shuttling between the x. candidates from opposition groups and mr nunn does to try and find some sort of middle ground so that the country can calm down he says it specially in his speech at least thinking about unemployment at the moment he's thinking about poverty he's thinking about credits for families for businesses and really helping ordinary called durance but there is another thing that's bubbling away behind the scenes at the moment and that's a new law that was passed by congress now this law basically takes power away from
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this whole during attorney general to investigate that they have public money by politicians and that's huge in this country because there are dozens of investigations into politicians the attorney general is basically not going to be able to dig into so that's basic may may be a sign of where we're heading in the next four years of government under president and this the maybe this isn't as much of a fresh start as people might like to think and transparency might not be on the rise john thanks very much indeed one of the world's richest men billionaire saudi prince will lead bin has been released after being held for more than two months and allegations of corruption is the latest high profile detainee to be freed by saudi authorities on a hawkster reports. just hours before billionaire saudi prince and waleed bin talib was released from the ritz carlton hotel in riyadh he conducted an interview with the reuters news agency from the suite where he'd been confined been tell is one of
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saudi arabia's most prominent business men and one of the world's richest men but he's been held for more than two months accused of corruption in the interview he described the entire situation as a misunderstanding there no charges ok just some discussions between the government you know i mean but the rest assured that this is. you know protection that we have and we're just in discussion with the government on the various matters and i can't divulge right now because we are coming there to discuss with them the marg bearing his likeness was just one of the many objects shown as the prince gave a tour of where he'd been detained been teller's arrest in the van that was part of what the government called an anti corruption campaign ordered by crown prince mohammed bin. the government says one hundred twenty four billion dollars is expected to be seized for more than two hundred individuals a group that is said to include the owner of the n.b.c.
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television network as well as several other senior princes observers say the crackdown has allowed been someone to do far more than simply consolidate power i think there are two things here it's about money because the saudi. government is facing financial difficulties because of the collapse of the oil prices over the past few years. when mr man is having very ambitious economic plan actually to reform the kingdom so he needs the cash money in order to carry on with this project but this is not the only issue the other issue in my opinion here is that he's trying to create a popular base of support for him because all these people are in fact corrupt. intaglio his farm hold stakes in companies like twitter citi group an apple is estimated to be worth seventeen. billion dollars his release could potentially reassure investors but analysts believe the timing of his interview with reuters as
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the world economic forum met in davos was no coincidence having someone like prince to allow for example speak out publicly as he did yesterday shows that you know the saudis are trying to use him as somewhat the poster child of liberalism they're trying to appeal to investors overseas saying we realize that what we did and the way we did it with that courage last year we saw completely undermined big business confidence and investor confidence in saudi arabia in town has told reuters he expects to remain in full control of his global investment firm without being required to give up his assets to the government. is there. plenty more ahead in the news including find out why these workers of a collapsed building five are caught in a political tussle between lebanon and saudi arabia plus. i'm lauren flee on the river ever off if the land border between turkey and brief but it's also the new frontline in the european union's attempts to keep refugees out and in sport
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a grand slam glory at last peter is going to have all the details on carolina was the ak is a stray an open success. the syrian observatory for human rights says the bombardment of a damascus suburb is continuing despite a cease fire agreement. this video has been uploaded to social media by the white tell miss rescue group it appears to show the aftermath of airstrikes in the rebel held on klav of eastern guta early on saturday late on friday night syria's opposition confirmed it had received an offer from russia for a cease fire deal the y. tell miss say at least thirteen people were injured in the overnight strikes since then fighting appears to have subsided stephanie decker has more from montauk in near turkey's border with syria. often when things are decided at the negotiating table thousands of kilometers away it's not exactly what transpires on the ground
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this is significant because it is the last rebel stronghold in the vicinity of the capital damascus but what is most concerning is the situation that for the civilians the u.n. estimates around four hundred thousand people are trapped inside the area of eastern there is a severe lack of food and medicine and the u.n. also says that the issue of malnutrition is one of the worst in the syrian conflict so aid access into eastern for those people will be key and will be something that then could really change and improve the situation for people on the ground and we know within this conflict aid has always been a very difficult thing to negotiate cross lines all sides need to agree so that will be also one of the huge challenges ahead and meanwhile the u.n. says its special envoy for syria stuff and in the story will attend a planned summit on the syrian conflict in the russian coastal city of sochi but syria's opposition says it's boycotting the russian backed talks as it is called
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out the hamid is in vienna and she spoke to a member of the opposition delegation about the decision. this round in vienna was meant to be a real test for the commitment to the implementation all of us are good to go so the solution two to five for. the detainees in it unfortunately this test has been . they failed that test both the regime and those who are supporting that he deemed to continue surviving now based on that is all of the thought that there could be commitment the sit ins could have been made regarding what russia's proposing unfortunately the test was for you where is this going to go i mean how many times are you guys going to attend talks went to india in name geneva or anywhere else and each and every time there's no outcome absolutely you're right but you have to
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think of the person who was trying to obstruct the political process from the very beginning of the g.m. has selected the military solution to be the strategy for just silencing people however the world thought of a political solution should un security council resolutions that is somebody who is working against these political attempts at 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 syrian people it is a challenge to the un it's it's going to the council resolutions this is the problem of former chief of egypt's anti corruption watchdog has been badly beaten in the capital cairo pictures and social media so he sang in the know would severe injuries he was an assistant to former presidential candidate sami anon who was arrested last week and barred from running for office and his lawyer says the attack was a failed kidnap attempt but the interior ministry says he was injured in
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a dispute linked to a car accident. egyptian authorities have extended the detention of al-jazeera journalist mahmud hussein for the eleventh time he'll be held for an extra forty five days without trial it's now been more than a year since he was arrested and jailed in egypt for same is accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al-jazeera strongly deny has repeatedly complained of mistreatment while imprisoned lebanese workers who lost their jobs when a saudi construction company collapsed last year are demanding to be paid former employees of saudi although have received salaries for nearly two years the firm was owned by lebanon's prime minister saakashvili the workers feel they have become a political bargaining chip in a lot of reports from beirut. but a has lost almost everything he returned home to lebanon from saudi arabia after working for the construction
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company saudi oshie 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 mohamed mahmoud in syria 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 the sort of even my wife left me because of the situation i've had two heart attacks and i 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 employs more than fifty thousand workers three thousand five hundred of them are lebanese and just like many of them spent their savings they have been holding protests hoping to receive their pay out eventually. we are
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demanding our rights but i'm not hopeful because this has become a political issue and not a humanitarian one. saudi was established forty years ago by the father of lebanon's prime minister. amassed the family's fortune in saudi arabia before he was assassinated the preferential treatment the company enjoyed ended a few years ago some believe it wasn't because of falling oil prices and reduced saudi government spending. has clearly lost. her there in fact. after. the prime minister withdrew. the saudi government is believed to the company billions of dollars government leaders say
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the company is indebted to saudi banks. what happens. prime minister the case could affect his popularity months before the parliamentary election but the stakes are much higher. turkish security forces say they're arresting more refugees and migrants on the land border with northern greece the most popular route have been crossing the i.j.n. but a new way has emerged the route takes refugees overland to europe in from istanbul in western turkey to villages near the border with greece from there they have to cross the wide and dangerous river everest's which is the international front here traffickers then leave them to walk for hours through fall on the greek side laurens live reports from western turkey thousands are willing to risk their lives
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by taking this new route is dumble isn't well known as a gathering point for refugees yet there is all the evidence you need that a significant smuggling operation is based here. in the central districts of x. arrive people from all kinds of places like ina fast so eritrea sri lanka pakistan nobody wants to tell you much about their plans but they do spend a lot of time on the phones all the refugees are tried the same thing how the deal is done in the nearby coffee houses smugglers charge up to two thousand dollars and when day turns tonight some of those smugglers will tell you just how big the trade is. we do three trips a week there are others working two of the trip every day in istanbul there are more than fifty smugglers we take forty fifty sixty people a week it depends on time we took seventy five people in one trip these two who are
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kurdish and syrian former refugees used to smuggle people across the aegean sea to the greek islands but not anymore this is much better. so we are a lot of course the waves are too big in the sea we have worked there and it's too dangerous it was difficult at the landrieu is easier. the river border is one hundred fifty kilometers long this vast nothingness might feel safer to the traffickers than the sea but it's still hugely dangerous on the greek side there are a forested mountains the refugees call the jungle there are wild boar and wolves up there being eaten is a genuine concern. the smugglers drive the refugees to tiny depopulated villages where they hide out in abandoned buildings. in this amulets the farmer said the army had captured refugees each of the last two days this man tried it and failed his face hidden as he was still in fear of the smugglers muffy though it's
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like nothing exist here in total darkness you might be attacked by wild animals in the forest anything you can imagine could happen to you it makes you paranoid we weren't allowed to put any lights on we were following the smuggler we got to the river and they pushed us into a dinghy. even in daytime the wide river valley is treacherous in the winter water is everywhere it wasn't difficult to find signs of life discarded belongings and supplies at night time navigating a path through all this even before getting to the much wider river would be terrifying we had already seen images from the greek side of those whose attempts to cross the course and their lives either from drowning or hypothermia and everywhere we drove up and down the river especially the places where greece feels close enough to touch the turkish security forces were there but virtually nobody else well that hill is grace the turkish military say that last year they caught
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a full fifty thousand people trying to cross the border in places like this as a thousand people a week and it's exactly the same as what the people traffickers told us given that this looks like one of the most important border crossings for refugees in the middle east trying to get into the european union and because it's so bleak and so remote they seem surpassed everybody by. the turkish security forces didn't reply to our requests to film with them for the state agency released these dramatic pictures of the soldiers at work defeating the darkness and capturing the group trying to escape the european union to likes to see this sort of thing he sees all through all the new frontline in europe's battle against the refugees lawrence lee al jazeera and the turkey crisp order and you can watch the second of lawrence lee's special reports on the refugee crisis on sunday as he reports on the everest river and northern greece about accusations that greek police are using violence
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and intimidation to stop refugees from crossing still ahead and al jazeera calm returns to the streets of tehran but for many anger and distrust towards the government remains. paris braces for a flood emergency but there could be some good news on the horizon. and coming up in sports relief as real madrid return to winning ways pete is going to have that story later on. hello there we're seeing some rather wet weather across north america at the moment with two main weather systems really the first one is in the southeast that's already giving us some heavy rain then we've got another one sweeping down towards the southeast and this whole region sort of sees that heavy rain begin to merge and then gradually little edge eastwards over the next few days so on sunday then it
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looks pretty wet along that eastern coast new york ten degrees lots of rain here plenty of rain in miami as well at twenty six and then as we head into monday that system gradually tries to pull away but still just giving us a fair amount of rain there in the southeastern parts of florida behind it turning cold chicago minus two with a maximum winnipeg morris fifty and towards the northwest we've got another weather system in here so yet more rain and yet more snow for the southwestern parts of canada even further towards the south and we've been seeing some heavy rain here over the past few weeks but it is breaking up a little bit now just a handful of showers there for some of us in hispaniola and across into jamaica some heavy rain for us across parts of mexico looks like the temp and it's a low will be rather what as we will across the northern parts of honduras that's working pretty soggy particularly on monday for the south we've also got some heavy rain here pushing its way northward across argentina but as are we should be dry twenty eight on monday.
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personal stories of lebanese villagers on the border with israel the blue line runs through their daily struggles and the moment when they go get word and see forces stop us when we go there they're sure that those who are void and peaceful protests do reason in the place of the interior means defiance and resistance that at this new time it's means not for knowledge and freedom life on the edge of cross border tension lebannon living on the blue line at this time on al jazeera. discover a wealth of award winning programming from around the world we need more spying professionals a top priority is to model ways that neo generation to study finds powerful documentaries debates and discussions as prime minister you do need to be critical of all massaging and all sex is a challenge of perceptions the contours of this story are shaped by the interests
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of the countries involved only on al-jazeera. there watching i was here a reminder of our top stories this hour the taliban says it was behind a bomb attack in afghanistan's capital that killed at least ninety five people and injured more than one hundred fifty others the explosives were hidden in an ambulance allowing the bomber to get through security and couple's most heavily protected area. the syrian observatory for human rights says the bombardment of eastern go to east continuing despite a cease fire agreement the white house let's rescue group says at least thirteen people have been injured in overnight strikes since then fighting appears to have
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subsided. one orlando has none this has been sworn in as president of honduras for a second time but suddenly it's been overshadowed by fighting between security forces and opposition protesters who still refuse to accept the results of november's disputed election. will also come a lot as a political analyst he's joining us now from to goose the gulf thank you very much indeed for being with us hernandez has pledged to rein in violent crime and boost the economy and boost jobs given the circumstances that he now faces in the country with the opposition protests is he going to be successful do you think. i'm going to i think that it's going to be very difficult for him we have had political instability since ten years ago when i think it's important to mention when president. it wanted to put a fourth ballot two thousand and nine elections you know order to have a new constitution and what was sold back then was that the intention behind the
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president is in a ballot was reelection to come to endure us and that divided the country and created a lady called the stability which ended up in the hope in two thousand and nine and the coupe both so it permitted the national party which. belongs to to assume power in honduras they started a process of controlling entities they changed the constitutional court of the supreme court and a group of senators of the national party went to the that court in order to have reelection permitted in hungary as were the constitution basically states that we election is not permitted and no reforms can be made to that to that to that article so we have had political instability economical crisis poverty is growing there's unemployment in the country so i mean i think he's he's a very strong politician he's a very active politician but he has strong ties to looking forward for the next
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four years our correspondent john holdren was telling me earlier all despite everything that you've mentioned how man has has had some successes in certain areas how necessary is it for his government to involve the opposition in order to be able to move things further. well we used to have bipartisan a here and under as there were two parties liberal party and national party and each one had around forty to fifty percent of the population right now we have four strong political parties and the national party has become a political institution which has approximately twenty five to thirty percent of the population but the other part of the population which is the more you already is on the opposition side that comes with the other three parties so he really i think that he he'd really needs to involve them in its government in handling the crisis in the recounts of the asian process in creating jobs in bringing back
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stability to hundreds in order to have investment come back to wonderous and have progress for all the difference. is a political analyst thank you very much indeed good to get your view on this at least fourteen soldiers have been killed in an attack on an army camp in mali seventeen others were wounded in the attack near timbuktu the military says it killed seventeen of around thirty attackers and it's reclaimed control of the base it's the worst attack on mali security forces in more than a year i'm a dangerous has more from a budget in nigeria. seventeen million soldiers injured in the tag are receiving treatment in hospitals sources say at least two of the attackers have been killed and i me conall however told our jazeera that at least seventeen of the attackers have been killed there were also according to other sources they were also able to cart away six vehicles arms and i mean nations and then set fire to the rest it cannot move now this attack is one of five or six attacks that happened in the last
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one week in northern mali although the rest have not been officially confirmed by the money in authorities however we're seeing increased cooperation and a new coalition between that made up of the two and more of the two and the al qaeda and the islamic state and other fringe groups operating in northern mali that resulted in an increase in the number of attacks on both civilian and military targets in mali two or three days ago we've seen how a civilian bus carrying passengers run over a mine that killed at least twenty thirty people in that incident now it looks like the muddy and security forces unable to control the situation and it looks like things are on the military front it could probably lead to a miley asking for forty assistance to help deal with the rising number of attacks in the north of the country probably we may see a situation like the ones we've seen five six seven years ago when the french led
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an international coalition to cheese out al qaida and other ophelia to groups in northern mali before things quite in down a little bit in that area politicians in iran are due to visit some of the demonstrators being held in the prison after the recent wave of protests that promising to investigate reports of torture and deaths and police custody saying the savea reports from tehran. in the weeks that followed anti-government protests iran security forces and police detained thousands of suspected demonstrators most have been interrogated and released some made to sign a pledge. promising never again to participate in unrest were damaged public property almost everyone tried to contact even those who marched in favor of the government declined to speak to us many said they worried they might say the wrong thing and lend themselves in a prison cell by coincidence or by design government actions following opposition rallies have created an atmosphere of fear and speaking publicly is seen as an act
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of courage. of the in a judge is the secretary of the justice seekers a student movement with members from universities across to run the advocate for public housing and better economic conditions and took part in protests last month but stopped when protests became violent. long as problems exist protests will happen and they happen in every country these kinds of protests are something normal and it is the people's right and it's something natural he said iranians are frustrated after enduring years of hard times with violence was something most anti-government protesters did not want. her own kid on the things happened that we didn't want some people died in different parts of the country also in tehran some students after these incidents were arrested and there were news reports that someone was killed during an interrogation but the just to seek a movement wants without any judgment is transparency on these kinds of incidents
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he also said a lack of transparency about the deaths of protesters and people in police custody was making many iranians distrust their own government and the government leaders blaming outside forces with no evidence was unacceptable even though they admit that the demonstrations were started by people who have legitimate economic concerns the official position of the government is still that the protests were overtaken by foreign enemies so instead of framing the anti-government rallies as a domestic disturbance of civil rights the government is framing everything that happened as. external threat to iran's national security iranian leaders say they live in a tough neighborhood and maintaining internal stability must come first and. we have some enemies that never hide their animosity america the cia global imperialism and international zionists have never hidden their animals to towards us and this climate any protests could actually compromise our security while an
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organized and peaceful protest in the streets can give us insight it shouldn't be in a way that our enemies could be so use no rosie added that any iranian is welcome to seek out people like him and demand their rights but they would have to play by the government's rules. those who hold rallies and protests there are children i've been in parliament for two years most days we see thousands of people in front of parliament protests they come to hold banners chant slogans sometimes the silent we see they've written banners we speak to them they agree we agree we legislate some laws for them i don't think there is a country that has the kind of freedom we already have in iran while president hassan rouhani continues to publicly defend the rights of protesters earlier this week the different provincial governor's office denied a request by the city council to designate a part of the capital specifically for peaceful protests critics say it's an example of government double speak. to her on thousands of people from albania as
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opposition parties are taking part in anti-government protests in the capital tehran are calling for the resignation of prime minister in the ramah accuses administration of having links to corruption and organized crime opposition parties held protests outside parliament in december which turned violent when fighting broke out between demonstrators and police al-jazeera. has more. from the early morning hours people from many old rainy instead is thought a gathering here in the center of capital tehran and then on to government protests accusing the government of links to the organized crime and calling for his resignation the opposition has been preparing for today's protests for a month blaming the government also for the lack of economic development which according to them is the main the reason why so many old binion's are leaving the country on the other hand old a new prime minister had it all my has sold for decided not to respond to
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opposition allegations political analysts here in tehran are say that there is no evidence that the prime minister is involved in organized crime however they argue that the albanians have many reasons to protest the protest is also considered a test of support for the main opposition democrats who suffered a landslide lost in the last two years spall amends for elections pensions in the political scene could make a role to european union more difficult was granted e.u. candidate status in two thousand and fourteen and hopes to launch negotiations this year however during the today's protest no incidents reported and police security was tight near the main government offices where the rally took place. spain's top court has ruled that catalonia is former leader calloused push them all must be physically present in parliament if he's to receive authority to form a new government judges in the constitutional court said
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a session of catalonia is parliament on tuesday will be suspended if pushed among tries to be reelected without being present in the chamber personal has been living in exile in brussels since it is wanted in spain on charges of sedition and rebellion for spearheading catalonia as independence movement. a bomb has exploded outside a police station in northern colombia killing at least four officers. more than forty others were injured in the attack in the city of but a key just hours earlier another car bomb went off at a police station near the border with ecuador but the two incidents don't appear to be related but he said a local crime boss arrested on drug trafficking charges could be behind the latest attack gunmen have opened fire at a nightclub in northeast brazil killing at least fourteen people six others were injured in the attack in the city of fort police and police say the motive is unclear but they're investigating possible links to a feud between rival drug gangs. brazilians are preparing for water levels in the
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river saying to rise further and peak at the weekend but there is some good news the mayor says flooding won't reach the levels experienced in twenty sixteen when two people died there were side walkways are flooded after weeks of rainfall some kingside restaurants have been submerged groundwater has seeped into cellars and forced the closure of a basement at the louvre museum tourist cruises have stopped operating until the water subsides. in my example the flood is less significant in terms of the volume of rising water compared to that or twenty sixteen because currently we are at five point seven one meters and we should peak between five point eighty and six meters maximum in the water levels in twenty sixteen great six point ten meters so a little less considerable but nevertheless very impacting particularly for economic activity is linked to the river the flow of refugees and migrants to
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europe is set to be a key topic of discussion when african union leaders meet in the three zero pm next week thousands continue to make the dangerous journey across the mediterranean despite efforts to stop them from dakar nicholas reports on 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. i'm a father my family depend on me i decided to leave senegal because my degrees in diplomacy mean useless here. as a child he thought he would play professional football in europe instead he went to university and became a nineteen to 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
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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 again by road and see 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 africans. there are no official numbers of migrants that 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. he was sold by senegalese traffickers not arabs our own brother has sold us to the
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arabs my family had to pay fifteen hundred dollars to free me this is against his brother a cynical eavesdropper who made it to france he paid for us to be freed and 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 a 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 morocco to spain it's a journey worth the risk he says whence again he packed his bag ready to go
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because hark al-jazeera to car victims of top secret files gathered by east germany's stasi police may go to their graves without knowing the contents of the missing pages of their lives historians have been restoring some of the files which were shredded soon after the berlin wall was pulled down but they've had to abandon a multi-million dollar project because the scanning hardware the been using isn't sophisticated enough david schaper reports on the often painful stories the files have revealed it's been called the world's biggest jigsaw puzzle six hundred million bits of paper are now having to be put back together again by hand there is still fifteen thousand bags of them to go through an urgent search is now going on to find sophisticated new software to try and cope with the task without a cutting edge computer scanner it will take many decades to finish victims of the secret police might now go to their graves without ever really knowing these
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missing pages of their own lives and says it is at risk and looking into your own starting file is something very personal i felt it myself it allowed me to regain some control of my past of the relics of communist rule beyond the iron curtain in berlin can give no inkling of what it was really like to live through those dark hears. these archives contain some of the names of the collaborators and files that have been successfully pieced together men like could not schmuck code named jack colby who spied on fellow border guards all informants had to make a hand-written of out of loyalty i pledge to support the ministry for state to pure ity in in it's in service of its great tasks regarding the protection for to vacation of germany with all my power this is a star's expenses receipt showing payment of seven thousand five hundred one darien foreigns to an informant here a photograph of an undercover surveillance operation and this
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a letter of commendation for a senior spy code name shefa stationed abroad is reward three hundred german marks and a bronze medal the stasis owen is shown house and prison in east berlin is now a memorial it's been estimated that nearly one in six of the population of the german democratic republic collaborated with the secret police thousands of lives were torn apart by the stasi and nothing can put them back together again but nearly thirty years after the fall of the berlin wall the victims might find some painful comfort in finally finding out the name of the person whose betrayal put them behind bars thomas is now a tour guide in the prison where he spent more than two years in the cells for trying to escape to the west. for many there were situations where people were surprised learning that maybe even their best friend was an informer
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that happened rather for some people want to know about this but others don't. have to they stole two years from my life this will have consequences until the very end of it some lives and of a david chaytor al-jazeera easton belin. coming up on the sports page is going to tell us about the store borders finding their best form just the right time for the winter olympics. current tensions between countries along the river nile have their roots in a colonial past from egypt point of view cannot attend non-agreement political victory for the new political realities on the ground or increasing the sense of uncertainty over clooney was there with them on there was a need to do that underneath and how the countries through which the mail boys can benefit the temple the struggle is going on at this time on al-jazeera.
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one of the really special things about working for al-jazeera is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much empathy and contribution to a story i feel we cover this region better than anyone else would be what it is you know it's very challenging but in a particular because you have a lot of people that are divided on political issues we are we the people we live to tell the real stories are just mended is to deliver in-depth journalism we don't feel inferior to the audience across the globe. that it's time for the sports here's peter. thank you very much after two previous
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defeats in finals caroline wozniacki is a long lost a grand slam singles champion she beat world number one simona halep to win the australian open in melbourne on saturday was an iraqi is the first player from denmark to win tennis grand slam and for good measure she will now move back to the top of the rankings as well helen gleason has the story it will be third time lucky people who ever won the australian open trophy had twice lost in the final of the french open and caroline was the akhi twice in the us final. the world number one ranking was also on the line trying to hold onto it was me i keep waiting to wreck laim it for the first time since twenty twelve. as you'd expect from a contest between the world's top two players there was little to separate them on course was an iraqi just edging that type break with temperatures exceeding thirty degrees that looked to have taken it out of the remaining needing
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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 you earlier matches in melbourne king fighting back. and with alex seemingly in control of the decider he was once the act is time to get some medical attention that jane was also much point down earlier in the tournament again she puts her way back to a winning position. this championship point was fitting of the close and high quality encounter but it was to be was the aqim celebrate the grandson time for the first time being here tonight as grand slam champion assured open champion it's a very special day after here it's going home with me tonight and i'll be cuddling with her so our yeah. i'm really said i couldn't. when it.
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was close again but they get over in the end so sure whether she was fresher and she could give she she had actually more energy and. a third heartbreak for high level but the sweetest of victories her was the akki forty third major and nine years after reaching her first final she finally has her hands on a much longer full grand slam try he will increase in argentina and. rome abroad have won their first away game in la liga since october last year they beat valencia four one on saturday cristiana rinaldo scored twice from the penalty spot with marcello and tourney crew are surrounding off the scoring for rail later on despite the when they stay fourth in the table two points behind valencia and sixteen adrift of leaders barcelona who play on sunday. we could do it and we could do that work and what we'll see what yes it's
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a good result i'm very happy but it's not only the result we played very well we had a lot of ball possession in the first half i wanted my players to play the way they did but it's a difficult ground to play at doing very great things in this league even above us in the table so we just had to congratulate our players in our squad and go for china's lead her tongue has a one shot lead into the final day of the dubai desert classic the twenty two year old shot an eight under third round of sixty four on saturday hots on his heels though is former world number one rule the medical royal who was the halfway leader after completing second round earlier on saturday due to falling delays the previous day despite to drop shots early on the northern irishman caught it before under a round of sixty eight to stay within one of the league's lead. letting off the two got a start but just a couple a couple of loose ones missed a short one on four and then and made bogey on it so that wasn't no wasn't too good
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but to come back with a five under back nine was was good it was good to knock that birdie on at the last and stay within one of of lee but. yeah you know you know i probably need to play a bit better tomorrow to win but you know i have you know it's two weeks into the season and you know this is you know of give myself a second chance to win a tournament so looking forward to tomorrow. ahead of the defense of the snowboard cross a limb picked tiredly young chang next month french german pierre voltaire may just have rediscovered his form at the right time the thirty year old one hes first snowboard cross event of the season in bang so in bulgaria on saturday he also moves to the top of the world cup standings. yesterday was well apparently my day was it's been a while i've been chasing for the day since the beginning of the season finally came up so i'm pretty glad about it and now i've just got to carry on that base and hopefully. it was
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a good day for france on the slopes in the women's event twenty two year old charlotte bonk triumph for her third world cup when there is just one more weekend of world cup snowboarding before the winter olympics begin. and of the downhill skiing world cup race in germany be up for it found the former head of the olympics the swiss claim these third world cup victory of the season and the team to be career moves forty points clear of five time downhill world cup champion swindle at the top of the standings and over in poland they were successful home nation in the ski jumping world cup team event norway had won the first three contests of the season they still lead the overall standings with four rounds to go ahead of germany and poland in food at the monte carlo rarely estonia's autarky one the last stage and certainly to close the gap on overall leader sebastian with four stages to come on sunday the gap between the two is now down to thirty three point five seconds tanaka will have four stages to try and reduce their and then overtake who
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is a five time winner in monte carlo the frenchman actually lead by one minute eighteen point four seconds after the first two stages on saturday and that's all the sport for me will have another update for you again later. and that's it for me rob matheson for this news our i'll be back in a moment with more of the day's news also your than.
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the current senator. training starts lightly but the pace picks up quickly as these grannies work out a long lifetime of frustration. at eighty five years old intombi sword what trains as hard as anyone. else feel so good i feel fresh and punch this side and decide this and like that i really left a dirty like things like soccer because. these ladies are tough and they take their training very seriously. if more and more energetic the fruit.
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of. 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. taleban strike in one of cobol's most secure areas killing at least ninety five people in the suicide bombing.

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