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personal stories of lebanese villages on the border with israel but the line runs through this fear of their daily struggles when we go get it we're just a force a stop us when we go there they shoot at us how to survive and peaceful protests to reason in a place of danger millions defines and resistance at the same time it's means not for life and freedom life on the edge of cross border tension lebannon living on the blue line at this time on al-jazeera bang. bang . corruption and conflict high on the agenda as african union leaders hold their annual summit in ethiopia we'll be live in madison a. hello i'm adrian from again this is al jazeera life and also coming up donald trump calls
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for decisive action against the taliban after ninety five people are killed in a suicide attack in kabul supposed secure district. from fighters to politicians colombia's form of talk rebels begin a new chapter for the public is skeptical plus. it's not only the financial markets that have booming i'm rod mcbride at the biggest market in traditional chinese medicine that's going through the roof. so we begin in ethiopia where leaders from fifty five african union nations are meeting for the blocks annual summit corruption conflict and funding for the group some of the issues which are high on the agenda palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas is also attending and is expected to seek the a use support of the palestinian issues disco lived out at his abba sirus muhammad
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out o. is there some what is on the agenda at this summit. well levy and a lot is all the agenda promises to be quite an event hope on dramatic or the uptick in median wealth of all that would be discussing option one of the biggest problems afflicting almost and continent but key in the discussions that will happen here today and to moral issues all institutional on financial reform all that african union how can these organizations be presenting this to five african countries be more robust and also how can it be bunghole by its own members here the snippet. exactly what's going to happen here in the next two days. they come together from all over the continent in the city that devolve to the concept of african visit for the issue of independent financing for the african
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union them of white out of formal the organization. and tackling corruption in africa will also dominate discussions here but it's tough to be skeptical. city analysts to say that because it is going to help those who are in this to it's . a good way to. begin our sincerely. african union will name prison muhammadu buhari of nigeria as its fast and to corruption champion for the year two thousand and eighteen it's an endorsement seen as a ticket condition for prison bodies efforts in the fight against graft in nigeria all eyes will likely be on this month for one president paul kagame it will not only tickle last chairman of the a huge general assembly but he's also expected to use his year of the home to push through the agenda he developed far more independent a year money has always been
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a sticking point at the u. . it now wants to hobbits activities bungled by its members the self financing scheme requires member states to levy a single point two percent tax on illegitimate imports to finance the union but so far just twenty one of the fifty five member states of implemented it having a predictable financing for our security financing programs and also development programs is a prerequisite which means that we need to create a mindset kind of spirit that the african union can shoulder its own development programs twenty eighteen promises to be have been more eventful for the african union eighteen of its member states have elections fourteen of them are in conflict imagine for one or have a history of four five. a use chronically understaffed and underfunded department for political office cannot effectively wanted to all these contests its officials
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say they will concentrate just on bills requiring more scrutiny still there are problems but africa now is taking its own problems by its own by its own solutions africa solution. there will be multiple absentees from the summit this year zimbabwe's robert mugabe among gloss hall said waterville some tools veterans of the struggles of previous both of whom have stepped down after almost four decades in. their departure some say he's proof of a continent headed in the right direction. you talked about the focus being on money and that money's always been a sticking point and reform what about the issue though of a piece you mentioned in your report there the conflicts that are underway across the continent what's the a going to be doing about those. while
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this is one of the biggest costs of the african union and one new chair possible of the commission of the african union move plucky mohamed has been. putting most all he's. spending most of his time on visiting some of these places where conflict raging the central africa republic somalia and south sudan and in tom's all highland thing the guns on the continent african union first and foremost the most pressing issue right now is the issue of the flagship peacekeeping mission of the african union in somalia which the u.n. security council wants to wrap its activities by the topic and you know that is not ideal and any hasty with a broad officials of a you believe will see a return. possibly. the couple at a time the government of somalia is having hated tensions with the federal state as
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something triggered by the gulf crisis but also apart from somalia the sudan peace process which has to move to woods so all these things and all the other conflicts were discussed during these two days already things between african leaders mohammed many thanks indeed al-jazeera reporting live from attis up about. one of hong kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists has been barred from running in a byelection the government says that agnes chow cannot be a candidate because her party's political platform violates the city's electoral laws twenty one year old is a member of a hong kong group that wants more autonomy from china the decision is seen as the latest move in the government's crackdown against opposition politicians. u.s. president donald trump has called for decisive action against the taliban after it claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in afghanistan ninety five people were killed one hundred ninety one
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others were injured when explosives hidden in that ambulance were detonated in a moment we'll speak live with jennifer glass who's in kabul with the latest but first here's her report. 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 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
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a school the area is usually bustling with people emergency services evacuated offices shops and agencies perceptor blocks can you hear the security vehicles 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 street 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. police on the army of afghanistan is. really young it's just seventeen or eighteen years old. we need more training they need more practice they need more experience but the taliban on the other hand they are very devoted fighters cobbles emergency hospital was flooded with patients it's
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a scene that's been repeated many times the president says the uptick in attacks is because of increased military pressure on armed groups and political pressure on pakistan maybe the case but it's the people here who continue to suffer the most and jennifer is with us now live from kabul president donald trump the u.s. has called for decisive action against the taliban he says that we will not allow them to win but jennifer what more can be done. that is the real question here is adrian already donald trump has expressed the united states' commitment to fighting the taliban and other armed groups here and he has really put his money where his mouth is in august they announced thousands more u.s. troops would come in in two thousand and seventeen they more than doubled the number of air strikes against the taliban and other groups fighting here yesterday
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while the attack was ongoing that the u.s. head of the commander of centcom central command in afghanistan general joseph votel was here in afghanistan the presidential palace saying that the general and the president and his delegation discussed the u.s. commitment to afghanistan to a stable secure afghanistan to training afghan troops to doing what they can to fight but already the fight has been quite fierce the taliban control or contest nearly forty percent of kabul as you heard the analyst say in my in my story just a little bit ago you just have an afghan military that's that's fairly young they're taking punishing casualties they are doing what they can here in kabul today their military all over the streets checking cars things have been very tightened and just in the last few minutes the president's gone he has announced a day of mourning and you can see behind me the national flag they are flying at half staff today is a day of mourning tomorrow
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a national holiday and tuesday will be a nationwide prayer service for the afghan people to sympathize condole with the the dozens of people killed ninety five people killed more than one hundred ninety wanted now to help in sympathies with them in the funerals have already begun here before all this from the bombing if we learn anything new about how the taliban was able to get this this bomb inside such a secure area. well the interior ministry is saying that they have help from pakistan and that has been the allegation all along and we heard president donald trump saying that all countries should take decisive actions to fight the taleban pakistan really on everybody's minds their islam about of course denies the charges the united states has already has already stopped hundreds of millions of dollars in aid and support to pakistan because of its
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alleged support of armed groups including the taleban it recently put six people on the the u.s. terror list including several pakistani citizens it is perhaps that pressure that the government feels has led to this uptick in taleban attacks but the real question is what more can be done jennifer many thanks to jeff across their lives in kabul a weather update thanks to i was there at that pomp and circumstance inside but the chaos outside as the new honduras president to school plus. on long sleeve with the second of all reports from we have rough river where refugees have accused the greek police of using violence and intimidation to illegally push them back over the river into turkey.
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hello there the weather is finally beginning to dry up in paris of course we've got flooding around the set unfortunately though the rain is easing instead we're seeing the next system begin to work its way in from the northwest that will sketches way mostly to the north of france so we'll see it over parts of the u.k. there working its way through the low countries and then as we head through into sunday lunchtime it will be head making its way through parts of poland heavy snow on that as it hits the cold air still affecting us in the northeastern parts of europe for the south fine and dry and that's the way it's going to stay over the next few days madrid they're getting to fourteen degrees you might just catch the old showers around the southeastern parts of spain but even those begin to clear away as we head through monday and then monday is really much the same in the south it's warm but it's dry in the north it still unsettles mild in the west but vala cold still in the northeast across the aisle the side of the mediterranean here
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it's fine for us in parts of africa but not the northwest and policy we've got those showers that were affecting us in spain also affecting us in parts of morocco and with what this system over area as well that's working its way towards the west it's also joining up and then as we head through monday will see more rain snow over the atlas mountains for about what we will get to seventy. yards.
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but i gather top stories this hour on zero corruption of conflict to set top the agenda at a meeting of the african union leaders from the fifty five member nations are gathering for the annual summit in ethiopia's capital at a suburb. of hong kong's post prominent pro-democracy activists has been barred from running in a by election the government says the practice child cannot be a candidate because her party's political platform violates the city's electoral laws chows party wants more autonomy from china. and u.s. president donald trump is calling for decisive action against the taliban after a group of the group claimed responsibility for saturday's suicide attack in kabul
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at least ninety five people were killed and more than one hundred ninety others injured when the bomber detonated explosives inside an ambulance. refugees trying to enter greece through its northern land border with turkey have told us in syria that they've been threatened and forced to go back in breach of international humanitarian law they claim it happened near the everest river which flows from more than one hundred fifty kilometers from bulgaria to the mediterranean sea the greek police have denied the allegations under serious lawrence lee reports now from northern greece. from the hills of northern greece the places in turkey where refugees hideouts before trying to cross easy to see the crossing countries means crossing the intimidating river ease the greece turkey border more and more refugees are attempting this route even though they know how dangerous it is. even outside the risk of drowning or dying of cold in these huge empty spaces any number of refugees have told us that confessions and forcibly turned around by greek
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police acting in coordination with frontex the european union's border agency. this eighteen year old syrian was in a smugglers' boats with his younger sister was sort of intimate that the police came up to us in the boat they told us you can cross and they made us turn around these two traffickers claim they witnessed a boat load of passengers being shot at from the greek side and i can with part of it dedicated they saw the greek military they threw themselves back into the dinghy and started going back but the greeks shot three bullets into the dinghy and it started to sink one of them didn't know how to swim if his friend hadn't helped him he would have drowned. is this syrian actually got a cross walk miles to a village before being stopped at a row checkpoint kid in thought and they said you're arab and you look like you're going to go to europe they looked around our whole group of nine and took us all off the bus they didn't beat us up but they took us back to the river of buses in a boat back to the turkish military police and. all of those things are illegal
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under international law increasingly it looks like europe has given up worrying about such things. the european commission more grief and pushback were legal as long ago in two thousand and thirteen but since then greece itself hungary bulgaria slovenia all built fences to keep refugees out and many other countries simply close their borders and the european commission did absolutely nothing about its growth of the thoughts of everybody else is doing it they want to wait. the police who previously given us access to their fence and border patrols gave us a statement denying that they turn any refugees around and claim their priority is human dignity but human rights advocates say they know pushbacks happen all the time and accuse the greek governments of breaking international law is only one choice to follow the law if you start by passing a law means that your rule of law system is collapsing in these the problem with
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goes together with refugee crisis as we call it goes into refugees garcia was in reception groceries in the rule of law crisis for europe the river itself is regarded as a military zone on both sides it's also so remote there is no scrutiny of law enforcement what is undeniable is the refugees have died in large unreported numbers trying to get across this intimidating stretch of water and there is no safe route whatsoever to europe on the land border for people seeking asylum and safety from. grossly al-jazeera for the ever. join us on monday to see another of lawrence's special reports on the refugee crisis he'll be in the city of thessaloniki in greece where the local government is struggling to cope with a surge in the number of refugees syrian activists are accusing the government of violating a cease fire in eastern guta the syrian observatory for human rights says that air strikes killed three people on saturday
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a day earlier syria's opposition confirmed the did have received an offer from russia for a cease fire deal the area is the last remaining rebel stronghold near the capital damascus. turkey's military says that its killed nearly five hundred kurdish y p g fighters in the past week in northern syria it says the fighters who it calls terrorists had been neutralized in the campaign to take affray in the figures haven't been independently verified and don't include civilian deaths the syrian observatory for human rights says that thirty eight civilians have been killed turkey's military is trying to push kurdish fighters from the border area police in russia have raided the moscow office of opposition leader alexina valmy ahead of nationwide anti-government protests that only call for demonstrations after he was barred from running in march his presidential election his candidacy was rejected last month over a conviction for financial crime which he says is politically motivated. seven
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survivors from a missing ferry have been found drifting at sea for days after the boat sank near the pacific island nation of killer they were found in a lifeboat by the new zealand air force among them was unconscious baby around fifty people were aboard the ferry when those signs yet of any other survivors. in honduras the inauguration of president hollande to hondas has been marred by protests demonstrators say there were eleven irregularities in vote counting but saw one hundred as when a second in november i was there as john holeman reports now from to go to gulp. inside the national stadium or to range as president one orlando and monday's was sworn in for his second term. 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
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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 thousands that marks 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 what we are prepared to listen to any off without areas because that is the dialogue that will take is to move greek 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
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has good terms with the world bank in good terms with the interim arrogant but of all men bank that has been very helpful he's also had success in lowering the sky high murder rate although the. security crackdown has also led to alleged 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 john hoeven. to. form a far cry bulls in colombia have launched second pain for upcoming elections with a promise to fight poverty the parliamentary and presidential votes will mark the party's election debut thousands of former fox faces handed in that weapons hundred twenty sixteen peace deal so you've. got as of today
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i am a candidate for president of the republic representing my party the fox and i'm committed to head the government of transition to generate the conditions for the birth of a new colombia a government that will for the first time finally represent the needs of the poor in colombia. as a son of m.p.'s he reports now from bogota the former rebels face an uphill struggle to convince voters it's still dark on the southern tip of but with as form a fight gravel now a political candidate by iran yet both approaches workers on their long commute into town we're not. good morning i want to invite you to the launch of the fox campaign we are x. fark fighters and we are now in politics for people like you. for decades yep is this what this state is a rebel commander in the military taught he had died in a two thousand and nine when bartley and instead after handing in his weapons under the two thousand and sixteen peace deal he's running for a seeping congress. we've always done politics but obviously in completely
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different circumstances and our social base was mainly peasant farmers the city is a different beast but we are learning and we are transitioning into what is a novel path for us. farkas party is presenting seventy four candidates for diligence lity of elections in march their policies focus on the inequality hoping to make inroads into colombia's lower class the fifty percent of the population that rarely votes he said you know i it might be good to vote for them because they are common people just like us they understand the needs of the humble and the poor . but most colombians remain angry at farkas long history of kidnappings in attacks a slim majority rejected the peace deal in a referendum and surveys show little support thirty ex fighters have been killed by groups hoping to destabilize the peace process was however at the former launch of the companion of the working class neighborhood the spirit is upbeat with the p.c.
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automatically assign the far. right church was regarded as up there showing that the party folks their candidates will win way beyond that. analysts say they will have a hard time overcoming people's distrust in a crowded political field general clark has a golden opportunity in the next two legislatures to build a party and political discourse yet it will be difficult to translate that into votes i'm sure the fog will be a real event political organization and they'll propose important debates in congress and grab the attention of the media but they'll probably remain irrelevant in terms of votes for the former rebels these are just the first steps into an unfamiliar stage but whatever happens most colonials hope it will be a win for peace i listen to and i'll just. hackers have stolen five hundred thirty
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million dollars from koin check one of asia's leading crypto currency exchange companies it's the largest ever digital currency hack of its kind the japanese firm has since restricted trading and withdrawals of the digital currency known as an e m some scientists in the west have long disputed the therapeutic value of traditional chinese medicine but it seems that it's growing in popularity at home and abroad bride reports now from china's biggest traditional medicine market in the city of bojo where business has never been better. it's early in the trading hole is packed. wholesale buyers pick over the samples of the plants animal parts and minerals that are the basis for traditional chinese medicine. orders placed here set prices across china i saw it you've been a trader for twenty years has only seen those prices go up ya gotta be alive and i have seen tremendous changes over time this ingredient used to sell at sixteen
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dollars behalf now it's thirty times that at four hundred seventy five dollars janet on the side hanoi treated as a pseudo science by many for its followers and that includes most older chinese it guarantees good health and increasing popularity abroad is not lost on china's leaders looking for soft power cultural exports to support china's growing international status traditional chinese medicine has been given the best type of tonic with support from president xi jinping who's describe it as the gem of traditional chinese science and the communist party has been pushing for tiny's medicine to be given equal status with western medicine but while many doctors agree that traditional medical principles and beliefs have a value they warn against using ancient remedies that could do more harm than good when we send that if you're taking the medicines used by the ancient chinese they
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may contain things that are harmful to your health that's different from traditional medical theories. back in the trading halls in bojo such concerns are largely dismissed ancient remedies they say can exist happily alongside modern medicine still the two are complementary you can go to a hospital to get modern treatment but traditional medicine works well in prevention this has become a belief for people. with that belief comes increasing spending power to ensure the market for those. keeps on booming the bride al-jazeera bojo city china . good to be with us adrian finnegan here in doha the top stories on al-jazeera leaders from the fifty five member nations are gathering for the annual salaries in ethiopia's capital out of abbott's added a you have it add
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a reports out of all that would be discussing corruption one of the biggest problems afflicting almost and continent but key in the discussions that will happen here today and moral issues or institutional and financial reform all that up the union how can the organization who are presenting with the five african countries be more robust and also how can it be bankrolled by its own members one of hong kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists has been barred from running in a byelection the government says that agnes child cannot be a candidate because her party's political platform violates the territories electoral laws charles party wants more autonomy from china u.s. president donald trump is calling for decisive action against the taliban after a group after the group claimed responsibility for saturday's suicide attack in kabul at least ninety five people were killed more than one hundred ninety others
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injured when the bomber detonated explosives that were inside an ambulance. syrian activists are accusing the government of violating a cease fire in the east and up the syrian observatory for human rights as the air strikes killed three people on saturday a day early as syria's opposition confirmed that it had received an offer from russia of a cease fire deal the area is the last remaining rebel stronghold near the capital damascus police in russia have raided the moscow office of opposition leader alexina volley ahead of nationwide anti-government protests the volley called for demonstrations after he was barred from running in march his presidential election his candid candidacy was rejected last month over his conviction for financial crime she says is politically motivated seven survivors of a missing ferry have been found drifting at sea for days after that boat sank near the pacific island nation of canada they were found in a lifeboat by the new zealand air force and there's the headline
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