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as. a un envoy for syria is attending along with syrian. government representatives but the main opposition group is boycotting so what are the chances of success at this meeting while so many others have failed a live report from sochi. also on the grid on side thousands of workers from the u.n. agency for palestinian refugees take to the series of protests against the u.s. decision to cut aid to the agency they support some five million palestinians the organization has launched a global fund and campaign to make up the shortfall and taking the heat fitness tracking companies is under scrutiny after i published a heat map showing the exercise rooms of a sousa rom the world's problem is some of those words appear to reveal secretly u.s. military locations used by soldiers overseas. lots of conversation around the story followed. beyond the security issues it's brought attention to all the anonymous
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data that's been collected from our personal devices turns out it's not so anonymous i mean are supposed to be this requests and comments throughout the show using the hash tag it. with the news be live on air and streaming online through you tube facebook live and at al-jazeera dot com thank you for joining us for the first time russia is hosting negotiations on the war in syria while at the same time its forces are helping the syrian government on the ground the two day conference in sochi is a ready off to a rocky start because the main opposition bloc the high negotiations committee is boycotting the meeting but the u.n. envoy for syria stefan de mistura is attending and so are the representatives from the turkish government and this meeting is part of a long line of initiatives and meetings on syria over the past few years this time the main opposition group says it's not taking pot because it sees the talks in
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sochi as an effort to undermine the u.n. bastion eva talks and while the diplomatic effort goes on in sochi activists have accused syrian government forces of killing thirty three civilians in s. rights in italy province in the past twenty four hours alone so you've got the geneva talks not the negotiations in sochi but don't forget last year's asked donna talks held in kazakhstan's capital with the aim of reaching a cease fire russia turkey any ron agreed then to set up so-called the escalation zones by syrian government forces have been accused of violating the cease fire live to rory chinaman's who is in sochi russia for a story so one of the chances of success in sochi when so many of the key players are missing in action. well it depends i think on who is being asked about that success russia and iran and turkey jointly sponsoring this round of talks in sochi russia has really been pushing this
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for the last few months trying to get it together trying to get as many different groups from across the spectrum of syrian life to come here and talk it out so they were asking alawite say we're asking yazidi as they were osc sunnis and shias they are asking baath this opposition parties and kurds and when it comes down to it a lot of different groups have decided to come here but there are as you said before notable exceptions the syrian negotiating committee has decided to stay away because it thinks that this is a sideshow and distracting from the process in geneva and there are also groups who decided to pull out fairly late on because of attacks that are ongoing in libya and the kurds as well the main body of this sort of separatist regions in northeastern syria they decided to stay away and also were not welcome ankara decided that they
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did not want to talk to kurdish groups here so the problem is that this has a slight imbalance here and there are important parts of the syrian diaspora the syrian negotiations the syrian syrian opposition who have decided to stay away from this and that means that there is a likelihood that this will tend towards a moscow and damascus perspective on the compass so in that case what's the final communique going to look like in social. well the the expectation is that there is going to be a push for some sort of new constitutional committee to be formed out of after this this meeting and that constitutional committee is likely to be made up of the syrian government on the one side and representatives from the opposition on the other but again as i say if there are important parts of the opposition that
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are staying away from this whole process then this is going to give the government in damascus an opportunity to portray those groups essentially saboteurs to peace and might well allow the damascus governments or consolidate power even further now the only question of course is which is what the what role the u.n. is going to play in this stuff and a mystery is here is he going to take this is a valuable part of the process towards getting people back around the table again in geneva we'll have to wait and see what the official u.n. view of that as as this whole congress pans out probably thank you very much for that well italians live for us in sochi on the news great and this meeting in sochi comes at a time when violence is escalating on several fronts in syria as a bring in stephanie deca who is monitoring the situation from near the turkey syria border stephanie on the one hand the russians are talking peace in sochi and on the other hand there and the syrian government allies are conducting intensive
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as rice a deadly province which is supposed to be part of the so-called deescalation zones . that's right and they've really been doing for the last two months and at the same time holding those two shootings given the green light for turkey to lose its operation inside africa because russia is control of its airspace and russia had troops on the ground in the day that that offensive was announced and we were here russia and then finally announced it was jordan's military personnel so there is a certain irony to this. we've listened to this for years now just very difficult not to be cynical listening to the politicians from all these different countries not particularly coming from syria about now there's only the possibility of a political solution to this conflict before we see here is military right into syria the other day we should the situation today along the border more airstrikes just driving up now going back to our air strikes across the mountains we had
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a rocket whiz over our heads earlier on today it remains a very active conflict just briefly we talk about the politics of the negotiation the military but there are hundreds of thousands of civilians in it in. dire circumstances because of the military offensive that keeps on going so you know big question mark as to what is going to be achieved at the negotiating table the real thing is once the countries involved in this how satisfied their spears of influence i think you'll find some kind of you know unraveling of this cult that it seems very activity thank you very much for that stephanie stephanie for us of the turkey syria border let's explore this further now with joshua landis who is director of the center for middle east studies at the university of oklahoma he joins us via skype from ad so in italy thank you very much for being with us joshua just going back to what's happening in sochi right now the high negotiations committee the main syrian opposition group says this conference by the russians is
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an attempt to undercut the u.n. effort to broker a peace deal for syria but at the same time you've got the u.n. staff envoy to syria who's in sochi stefan de mistura so given the opposition is right in boycotting this process. well the sochi talks were announced months ago in the meantime if we look at what's happened just the last few months it's thrown the entire serious situation into the air first and foremost secretary of state's tillerson who is key to this whole process came out and announced two weeks ago that the united states stood firmly on the side of regime change in syria and was going to keep its troops for the forseeable future there in order to oversee a un mandated elections that would get rid of assad so this has given the opposition a lot of new hope that geneva pressured by that trump and invigorated trumpet ministration will somehow drive
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a side out and that's going to give courage to up their groups in the meantime turkey isn't made it and turkey has even said that they're going to push american backed kurds away from the border so we don't know what's going to happen between turkey and united states the kurds twelve percent of the country are not there at these talks the place is in chaos and us side is bombing it led province and others in an attempt to take back rebel parts of syria does war is going to be settled on the battlefield not probably in sochi so you don't think that whatever is going to be decided in sochi over the next two days is going to make a difference as far as the situation on the ground right now. well russia is a very big player and assad military is a big player and they seem determined to push ahead and take back the rebel controlled areas whether snow who time outside of damascus where there's an adlib up near turkey or on the jordanian border and i don't see where russia they want
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what russia and assad want is the opposition to come and talk about how to surrender the opposition has been given a lot of new courage and new fire in their belly because of what tillerson has said because that turkish invasion against the kurds which has fired up syrian sunni rebel groups that have been working with turkey so there is new hope i think on the horizon that the united states turkey that somehow the rebel groups will find a new fire against russia but some but it seems to our celeb is that right now it is the russians leading this dance in syria and excuse my expression the americans have been taking a step back so how can we really expect u.s. policy to make a difference as you say well that's the million dollar question why would the u.s. be testifying in congress why would tell us to make these announcements about how
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our side has to go if they don't plan to do anything that's the big question are they just blowing hot air or are there are they formulating a new policy that's going to get new muscle behind the rebels in meantime the rebels have no interest and going in caving into the russians if the americans are possibly going to give them some new fire. as always very good to hear farce on the situation in syria joshua landis from the university of oklahoma joining us there via skype on the news great now you've just heard about the various peace initiatives for syria over the past few years but worth taking a pause also to take a look back at how it all began in february it'll be exactly seven years since the start of the war in syria and there's an excellent documentary on al-jazeera dot com looking at the very beginning of the uprising it's called the boy who started the syrian civil war and it tells a story of why yes the man who was just fourteen years old when he sprayed anti-government graffiti on
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a school wall in their eyes in february twenty levon it was that minor acts that sparked a full blown civil war it's a fascinating film to watch if you can it's on al-jazeera. and some very good comments on these talks in sochi and also the situation in syria from our viewers here on the news great the far on facebook who says the u.n. failed to maintain peace in the world they either stand on their feet or dissolve the u.n. thank you for your comments and you can keep those comments coming by contacting us use the hash tag a.j. news grid on social media and all the other ways to get in touch with us on the bottom right of your screen right now including number seven four five zero one triple one four nine moving on thousands of union workers from the u.n. agency for palestinian refugees have been protesting in gaza against cuts to u.s. aid washington announced it will withdraw millions of dollars worth of funding to the organization which runs nearly three hundred schools in gaza in response the
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agency launch a campaign called dignity is priceless to raise funds for its operations in gaza. has more from the protests in gaza. this was one of the largest protests seen here in gaza city for a very long time officials are saying at least thirteen thousand people came out was all going to buy the unions clearly a very big organization here they were able to get numbers out onto the streets and the protest was really about the austerity measures that the united nations relief works agency has had to put in place because of the u.s. funding cuts to its budget for palestinian refugees last week the u.s. announced that it was cutting sixty five million dollars from us funding and then they followed up very quickly with a further forty five billion dollars for food aid now the is in crisis mode right now is having to deal with all of these budget cuts and what they're doing is they're immediately putting into place hiring freezes for people like teachers
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health workers people that put money into the economy had their families rely on them for the work that they do also they cutting graduate employment programs and they're also warning that if something doesn't happen if the money isn't in place soon that they're going to run out within about two months time and they'll have to shut down all of programs and clearly that's a concern to a lot of the palestinians here let's hear from then see what they have to say i'm not jamie i'm going to suddenly say we came here today to show our anger and our worry for the future and our destiny as refugees we came here to send a message to both sides first to the side that wants to influence the policies of the agency and clinch the budget the second is for the international agency to respond and intervene in need of the refugees now whether the international community is actually listening or not remains to be seen the u.s. is clearly taking a hard line towards under all this is concerned the united nations general you said that the united nations relief works agency is a part of the u.n.
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the shouldn't be playing politics with it and that the funding should be given to them as soon as possible they're going to launch another campaign another round. of looking for financing some figures just be looking for about eight hundred million dollars if they don't get that money that doesn't just affect people here in gaza this five million palestinian refugees across the region it will affect all of them and in many cases a lot of those palestinians rely on for any the little money the little support the little help that they get now it's also a concern to israel as well in the local media in recent days the israelis security agencies have been talking they've been saying that actually opposes a security threat to israel because it's not just about the gazan economy here is very fragile it's about to collapse according to a lot of the palestinian business workers if the economy collapses if there's no money if that does present a significant security situation for israel and
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a humanitarian disaster for the palestinians themselves well joining us now on the news great is adnan. who is on the rise spokesman being the u.n. refugee agency radical palestinian refugees he joins us from gaza thank you very much for taking the time to speak to us what can a strike by under a worker achieves. yes first of all it's not just charlie in our clinics schools did not include they did not close them but it was a peaceful is to live there or to walk for one hour only you know people they are. handling a lot out to the president of the general assembly you know there are you know sort of dirty with the agency. you know in bad need of on raw in bad need of and they cannot the minority in gaza can imagine that you know services will be cut off or on the road will disappear because of that there are
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lots of fields. you know some people living in all the cannot imagine things you know how they would look like without on. the u.s. air mob sixty million dollars understand allegiance to the twenty eight thousand but they say sixty five million dollars will be withheld for future consideration how is this going to affect your operations not just in gaza but in other areas in this region where on rise assisting palestinian refugees. yes we're not going talk about oh no we're not talking about gaza we're talking about syria living on the jordan rose bank and gaza it's not only sixty five million dollars the united states is the major single donor to the agency since decades last year in two thousand and sixteen as example they gave us three hundred fifty million dollars now they are giving us sixty five million dollars sixty sorry sixty million dollars only and there is no guarantee that extra money will be sent on raw to
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the projected deficit in two thousand and eighteen of the d.n.c. to about one hundred fifty million dollars so you are talking about hundreds of millions of dollars deficit. budget crisis really exists here a threat to the agency and its services so how are you going to fill this gap left by the last. no we launch the globe from days in time pain as you mention as you mention we are in contact with the private sector pristina and the us or are in all banks id be the war bank that was dishing out donors deals of the united nations all of that we are in a debate of you know political and media you know pressure we are explaining it to everybody that what is going on the consequences of such severe reduction and expected exaction on the instability in the region how come that half million
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students will be in the streets that it will donate to peace it is a big questions that everyone is asking we are explaining we are communicating contacting and we hope we will succeed thank you very much for speaking to us. a spokesman for the u.n. agency for palestinian refugees joining us on the news great from gaza thank you for your time we appreciate it these really prime minister benjamin netanyahu has called for the dismantling of this un agency that helped some five million palestinians in the west bank gaza lebanon syria among other places that's now accuses of stoking untie israeli sentiments which they have denied in this opinion piece on our website by hand in abu salim she explores the real reasons and it's now one hundred dismantled to read it it's very interesting inside it's on al-jazeera dot com. now here on the news great we often talk about how data is
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being used new technologies that use the data we give to tech companies and the privacy issues attach and some fitness accessories used by numbers of men in the us military have had a controversy regarding all this and it's have talked so what happened it's certainly become a headache the past few days the g.p.s. tracking company has taken information from around twenty seven million people and their fitness devices like foley just mentioned fitbit and jawbone to basically map the locations and movements of its subscribers now back in november the company posted they released an update to this heat map it shows a billion different movements that have been recorded over time now this map you're seeing isn't live but it shows activities from twenty fifteen to twenty seven seen using three trillion individual dots or data points that's latitude and longitude which have been collected over time now that shows how connected some people are in the united states and western europe japan and south korea and also how isolated areas in nations like north korea are basically off the grid now on saturday
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a twenty year old student an australian student at the australian national university that's in canberra his name is nathan bruiser and he started tweeting about the data that's contained in this map pointing out some pretty obvious security issues here first on the locations of sensitive or secret u.s. military installations in places like new share syria yemen and somalia and now military analysts or anyone basically who is armed with google earth can use driver maps to find suspected bases and missile sites now i can tell you it doesn't take long jack here says that it took him thirty seconds to find this u.s. drone base in djibouti with strong tracking data military personnel are inadvertently drawing mock drawing maps of bases just by jogging when you switch on the satellite view it's hard not to notice the predator drones at this particular installation. a couple big concerns here one is that the data may be used to show patrols for example the journalist john beck says that in syria alone you can see
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the locations of u.s. turkish and russian personnel around bases and airstrips it's also important to note that some other facilities that people have been looking at belong to the united nations as well as aid agencies but people working in these fields often have to cover their backs and watch out for their own security so now there's concern that this data could also be used to isolate patterns of behavior suspicious ific individuals so hackers could identify people by job to learn where they go next jeffrey lewis here suggest that that kind of data could be used to follow staff from one secret missile base in taiwan to another secret facility for example so the story has started a bunch of conversations online especially about data security and transparency in the dozens of companies that have apps on your devices right now that are basically tracking all of your movements and behaviors what's unique about straw is that they've made this data or some of it visible for the company says it's global heat map represents aggregated anonymized view of over
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a billion activities uploaded to their platform it excludes activities that have been marked as private and user defined privacy zones the company says we are committed to helping people better understand our settings to give them control over what they share so let us know what you think about this story you can tweet us your questions and comments using the hash tag age or news grid or tweet me directly i'm at. a want to explore the privacy issue related to this non-s. speak to reset valley's who is a researcher at oxford university she's my skype from oxford thank you very much for being with us on the news great first of all good strategy have done a better job of explaining the privacy impact of their product and also how come the u.s. military wasn't aware of this issue. definitely i think it would have been important it's no use or is that there could be problems even in mines and i repeat this is just one example that shows how there's no not really such thing as i don't in my state. they're going to always be. identification kind of things just are sort
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of warrant users that's one and the other example they're going to make a case number five is our target is to force the problems nobody would've figured out that so it'll be using these kind of devices they're buying leaky very sensitive data so how can you whether it's you know people in the military or even you know the regular people how can we better protect ourselves when more and more of these devices being used measuring everything in our everyday life including our health awful would hardly talk and so on what can we do to protect ourselves i think protecting privacy is a matter of like collective effort on the one hand i think individuals can't protect themselves to using christian bearing methods that better proves he said and supporting companies that are better protected group c. and so on but at the same time we need regulation it's not only up to you to just
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protect themselves because our data is being gathered in so many ways and ways of people and not even imagined and many times when i do not consent. you know what about those all of you know organizations or institutions like the military in all this. so the military a particularly intelligence agencies are in an interesting situation because on the one hand they benefit from so much data collection business that it gives them intelligence and gives it isn't buying what information while its enemies possible enemies just. believe probably from having a better idea to see the world at the same time. with this leak when we know that as well we publish these are there are insecure as well so even the best intelligence agencies such as the n.s.a. have lost some very sensitive data with germany has consequences and so it's not
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going about anyone can reject they've done so and that is a very strong argument towards the exam collection musician so not to collect but it's a sensitive because all the data collected time in principle behind her will carry seven days thank you so much for your insight on this thank you for joining us there from oxford and you. here with a news grade on al jazeera if you're watching us on facebook live coming up next a.j. process has a story of an all female stunt motorcycle crew just one of india's border security fears and still ahead on the grades one ad is out about for the african union summit with chances wrapped up corruption and conflicts were top of the agenda but it's the construction of a dam in the maya that was grabbing the headlines we'll take you to ethiopia after this facial break to stay with us. thanks.
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welcome will start by looking at weather conditions across the levant and western parts of asia this area of cloud continues to give some significant snowfall across terra and people without enough snow to actually make some snow men but we have problems with this ruction across the city including airports well that area of snow is now beginning to die away almost completely so there's the forecast for choose they still pretty chilly but dry chilly further towards the east but again also largely dry around the eastern side the mediterranean we're looking at bright conditions from beirut their highs over sixteen degrees and staying that way through wednesday heading down into the arabian peninsula smile when we should be in quite a feature just beginning to ease down temperatures are only twenty degrees in doha and sixteen you notice in riyadh on the other side of the clinches still pretty warm for mecca temperatures twenty and thirty degrees not sort of order and across the rest of the region we're looking generally quite fine now as we head across into southern portions of africa we've got some showers affecting eastern parts of south africa at the moment otherwise most of the sheriff is where you'd expected to
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be across parts of angola zambia through to zimbabwe mozambique and tanzania also some showers affecting the eastern side of madagascar the showers across south africa gradually move further towards the east during wednesday. al-jazeera explores prominent figures of the twentieth century and how life influenced the course of history was the cuban revolution communist or wakefield castro is a feudal east the not a communist that just for want of his country che wanted international revolution became a point when the relationship came to an end the icons of revolution who changed the course of latin american politics. and fidel castro face to face at this time on al-jazeera when the news breaks members of the knesset israel's parliament setting a higher threshold for any future attempt to give up any parts of truce and the
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headlines on how his then a story is trending and. website al-jazeera dot com at number one ne the cape town water crisis cape town attacks are running expected to run dry early even expected at number two of the syria talks in sochi led by russia which the opposition groups have boycotted saying they may undermine the u.n. peace efforts also trending on al-jazeera dot com iran blasted jordan's king over unfair statement read about those stories and much more at our website al-jazeera dot com. african union leaders have wrapped up their on your summits in ethiopia's
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capital addis ababa calls for an end to the conflict in south sudan but it's another issue on the sidelines that appears so grab the headlines ethiopia's hydroelectric dam on the blue nile so don egypt any have been at odds over the project but a short time ago leaders from the three countries met on the sidelines of the e.u. summit in august and agreed to resolve their differences let's go to hush covering the summit in august for us so what have these three countries agreed and will this be a lasting agreement. funny they came here to this other with the aim to settle their differences and agree on how to move forward when it comes to the dam that has been built by the opium on the nile now this is a very complicated. issue here for different reasons first of all egypt is concerned that the dam is going to disrupt the flow of water to about one hundred
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million. egyptians and they say this is a red line and a threat to the national security of egypt but when they were talking about the need to solve this problem there was a new crisis between egypt and sudan over the triangle area on the border between the two countries this has complicated the. breach in a deal to the point where egypt was hoping to bump out sudan out of any future deal and just to go she directly with the european something which was dismissed by the sudanese government until yesterday when. president of the fatah has sisi met with sudanese president i'll bet you for about one hour today there was this trilateral meeting between the three presidents of so that ethiopia and egypt about setting up a new mechanism to. to resolve the problem they say in theory that this is going to be over but as you know folly the devil lies in the details let's listen
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to what. the minister of foreign affairs of sudan had to say about this. i can tell you that for now the dispute is over and i hope that this would not be a temporary result of. the two presidents and if the us of the met the president met also with the prime minister individually and then through the violence of the meeting was health. issues were discussed in a very transparent unfrocked manner and the city president agreed to address the issue of the day. and hashim a lot of other issues on the agenda. in union summit what has been the main take away. i'll tell you briefly about the main issue which are likely to be now mentioned in the final communique of the at the end of. today
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basically the need to implement the political reform package that has been established by the ones of president paul kagame e which says that africa needs to finance its own operations just to give you an idea about what's going on seventy percent of the program and the budget of the of the african union was was donated by the european union now they are thinking about implementing any idea which is basically imposing a levy of about zero point two percent on every important item into africa which they hope would generate something like one point two billion dollars for the african union to be able to operate to finance its own operations number two they would like to expand the role of the council for peace and security which deploys troops and it interferes militarily in cases of genocide and crimes against humanity as you know in the past many countries were raising the issue of national security as an excuse to reject many of the programs implemented by the african union the three. other important issue which is basically is stalling what
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implementing economic economic reforms to pave the way for the g.d.p. of many countries to increase their hope that by doing this they can provide job opportunities for more than a five hundred billion million young because we're talking about a country of about one billion two hundred million people this is a huge problem if these people cannot get jobs that's where you see discontent and instability thank you for that hashem live for us in addis ababa ethiopia in just a moment ago we were talking about the dam on the nile which has been a sore point in relations between ethiopia sudan and egypt nearly a quarter of a billion people rely on the nile and for more on this controversy in the hydro economics of the dandiya check out our program counting the cost it takes a look at this issue once you log on you'll see you know why this is such an important issue and who owns the nile is an important question as well on this
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story on al-jazeera dot com it's a very complicated story which we break down quite well in that reports now you know the news great and we're not live in a multi you wall taking a look at the different pictures the news agencies are feeding us both the f.p. and news agency showing pictures of the breck said secretary david davis in london who's talking to the house of lords right now and london is where we had next to find colleague lauren taylor sitting a look at the day's other news. for thank you very much eleven afghan soldiers have been killed in an attack on a military academy in kabul i source says it's responsible fighting arson for hours after at least five men attacked a cademy in the early hours of the morning they army says two of them were shot dead and two others blew themselves up. it comes as kabul mourns the victims of a number of other attacks including a bombing on saturday that killed more than one hundred people there are growing
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demands for the afghan government to take action to improve the security situation . range of muslims you've fled from in marjah bangladesh are increasingly the targets of human traffickers for this exclusive report out of syria as we're speaking to men who smuggle girls out of the country and to the families of the victims. and reports from they could have a long refugee camp in bangladesh. oh my darling daughter she cries she asks me when we talk oh mother what shall i do now how can i come back to you how would you get me out of india to be with you again. my own accounts from says her daughter years mean was thirteen years old when she was snatched by a man in the refugee camp and smuggled to india. that was three years ago noyon and the as mean fled the military crackdown in myanmar in two thousand and twelve. says the trafficker was arrested in india and yes men was rescued her daughter is living
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at a safe house for other trafficking victims in kolkata myanmar stripped the regime gere of citizenship in one thousand nine hundred to be the noyon no or yes mean have passports so they cannot be reunited million as is every month she saves a little money to chance the daughter for a few minutes on the phone. only gold knows the pain i experience every day she says i don't have money to go to india my daughter warns mabel to try and cross into india without a passport. my own a story is not uncommon in the ricky refugio camps rights groups say that trafficking gangs have thrived in the ranger refugee camps here in bangladesh for years but the recent arrival of more than six hundred fifty thousand new refugees means the situation is getting even worse now we met a traffic and he told us that men come from outside the camps they pay range of
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families for their daughters promising them work but the girls often never seen again. we sit by the road in the men come to us the man tells me they also because if we can get the helpless type of people families are ready to provide goals because they don't have enough food. the man says men often specifically want girls of a certain age he says they pay the families around five thousand talking about sixty dollars for each go. to the men for the girls around twelve to fourteen years old he says they tell me they have difficulty with their domestic work their homes they say they need someone to cook for them the man tells me he has stopped providing the man with goals now and only trafficked a few young women. when the parents come to find me that i have to highlight he explains they want information all that delicious but i have no information.
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the un's refugee agency is trying to help to be reunited with her daughter but he says only the band with danish all sorts use to make that decision. leona says yes i mean never met her father because he died before she was pulled she is afraid she has self-made without ever seeing yes i mean again i as i do. i want nothing more than like daughter she says. it would be so kind if you if you could get your daughter back why yes mean it is a piece of my heart chance trafford al-jazeera to prolong refugio camp run but this. has been more heavy fighting in the city of aden a day after the internationally recognized government that announced what it said was an attempted coup by southern separatists on to syria's been told that four more people were killed there on monday elsewhere the government is battling
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another group of rebels who fees soldiers on the ground say they're not winning because they're not getting enough help from the international coalition that's meant to be supporting them some advantage of a good force. fighting has intensified in the city of thais in central yemen government forces have been fighting who the rebels who are aligned with iran since two thousand and fifteen the saudi led coalition backs the government but fighters and guy say they're exhausted and not getting the help they need they say military aid is being provided on the basis of their alliance with members of the coalition some say the brigades are doing to the u.a.e. give them more supplies that. had been receiving the required support the city would have been liberated by now apart from whatever military gear we have the army and resistance are barely surviving we are abandoned by the coalition and we do not know the reasons. has not been liberated due to the local enthusiasm and a part of the coalition as events are capable to liberate the city not time did
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receive military and financial support. aid organizations including the red crescent say their staff are stranded oxfam says it has closed its office. but there isn't the only place there are conflicting interests within the saudi that correlation emerge this is a given when the airport remains closed for a second day prime minister ahmed bin that has visited his office after his troops took back control of government buildings from southern secessionists that accuse the separatists of mounting the coup reinforcements from beyond were able to secure some areas but sporadic fighting continues. there is no difference between the who these and anyone else who rebels against a legitimate government no matter who they are if he's not with the legitimate government then he's rebelling against it and considered an enemy to the entire country. but it's not as simple because the fighting sides are supported by members of the same coalition saudi arabia backs government forces in this session this are
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allies of the united arab emirates many and they didn't have traditionally supported the idea of a separate state similar to destruction before yemen's unification in one nine hundred ninety. and there we go i met the man we want a civilian government a government of law a government made according to the principles of the southern transition council. the internationally recognized government code in saudi arabia and united arab emirates to fight the who feels that since two thousand and fifteen the gulf regions poorest country has suffered from the world's largest cholera outbreak and almost half of the country lives and famine like conditions. and there seems to be no end to the fighting some of the job it does there. that's it for me for now back to farai in doha lauren thank you very much for that let's take you to washington now where qatar as defense minister and deputy prime minister is taking part in a security conference right now these are live pictures from that conference the event is hosted by the heritage foundation in is looking into the impact of u.s.
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qatar military ties on the future of the gulf region now this event comes seven months into the gulf crisis which has seen the u.a.e. bahrain and egypt cut ties with qatar khalid bin mommy says the u.s. military transport aircraft has been crucial during the blockade out of the blue bin. we lost or only. border with with the saudis we find out of yourself without any access in the air so this is a routine is really a risk you dos we have to initiate. elbridge go out to kuwait to turkey to go to amman to bring all the necessary food and medicine until we figure out how we are going to get all those
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flaws in particle han is following this story for us in washington d.c. patty there was also an announcement about the american base here in qatar what have they said. well it really trying to send the message that could tar is a the place for the american military to be as you know that base is the ford headquarters for central command and it's critical in the fight against the islamic state of iraq a little bond so what he's saying is they're going to make the base even more comfortable for u.s. troops they're going to build he said two hundred units so that families can live on the base with the with their troops and that there could go to their children can go to school based so the defense minister really trying to highlight exactly how much cutter has invested in the u.s. economy talking about the helicopters that they have bought the fighter jets army equipment early warning system and he said that creates hundreds of thousands of jobs in the united states and the reason he's speaking here is this is the heritage
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foundation it's right leaning and it is really very influential with republicans so this is another attempt by cutter to try and get maybe perhaps president donald trump or the republican party to put even more pressure on the blockading countries to sit down and come up with some sort of deal and tomorrow tuesday patty the u.s. strategic dialogue initiative that's what it's being called kicking off in washington what are we to expect from that. well hopefully we'll be able to see some of it right now we're being told at the at the state department that it's closed to the press but it is a very high level delegation from qatar it is the foreign minister the minister of defense the economy and commerce and media was secretary of state rex tillerson and secretary of defense jim mattis obviously those two american diplomats have been really been putting pressure to try and solve this g.c.c. crisis trying to pressure the president to get involved remember president donald trump said that he would personally intervene and negotiate some sort of solution
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but nothing has happened since then so you're going to see qatar try to put a lot of emphasis on its business dealings because when president trump what saudi arabia he announced hundreds of billions of dollars and deals it turned out that that money wasn't really accurate it wasn't as much as the white house said at the time but expect qatar to do very much the same they're expected they're going to make announcements about ports cyber security energy infrastructure so we're going to have to wait and see what comes out tomorrow but hopefully i hope we will least see a little bit of it and we'll see then thank you very much patty for that patty cohen live for us in washington d.c. let's bring back a social media producer to the news great for a story that's off the grid and that's creating a lot of conversation online that's right well this year's grammy awards may have celebrated the best in music but the ceremony was also full of statements starting with the red carpet where dozens of artists like lady gaga and sam smith wore a white rose now that was another demonstration of support for campaigns against sexual harassment such as need to end times up. i've got my way it was they feel
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that it's so important that all of us you know and all of the different industries especially musicians we have such a voice in the world people listen and i think we're all on the same page we all want equality respect you know and behind closed doors and closed doors it's important for us to calm this menace out and to be respectful and you know i'm just happy to be a part of it you know i kind of would do something in a younger age and a lot of women come now and a lot of men know. to speak on it but it happens in both you know the mail the mail and i think it's just it's cool this time that everybody is aware of it and it's just like it's just been going off it's too long now so i'm representing where my weight rose now during the actual award ceremony the attention then turns to many of president trump's controversies the band used to perform next to the statue of liberty to counter trump's recent remarks about haiti el salvador and african countries that many found offensive another highlight of the night was the sketch from the host james corden featuring several well known faces reading excerpts from
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the book and fury which of course details president trump's first year in office and it included a special appearance by one of trump's least favorite people if you. take one he had a long time fear of being weighed. in the. what some people thought that those kinds of political statements won a bit too far the u.s. ambassador to the united nations nikki haley tweeted that having artists read from fire and fury killed the grammys for her don't ruin a great music with trash some of us love music without the politics thrown in it so what do you think let us know using the hash tag edge and it's good. thank you very much. the day's top trends in sports and. for a woman who's been the biggest thought in the mixed martial arts.
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talksport hears and thank you so much ali one russian para athletes who can prove they are drug free will be allowed to take part in the upcoming winter paralympics albeit as neutrals the international paralympic committee announced in the concession earlier on this monday means around thirty five russian neutrals will compete that's half the number there at the such games four years ago russia was banned from all paralympic events in twenty sixth enough after evidence of state sponsored doping was revealed we often said during our deliberations
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last saturday can we look in the eyes of the athletes all of them and say that we are doing everything that we can to guarantee a level playing field and yes so yes so we are not rewarding russia but we are allowing athletes that we believe are clean to compete under a neutral flag but before that the winter olympics get underway russia were slapped with the same penalty by the international olympic committee but the announcement on thursday about how many neutral athletes will compete in pyongyang still a lot of controversy or less of a look at the this headline from the new york times russia is barred from the winter olympics russia is sending one hundred sixty nine athletes to winter olympics all looks very counter-intuitive and this from nick harris on switzer who runs a website the looks at the political issues surrounding sport russia's state drug program dark one thousand plus sports people across thirty plus sports and the punishment is a ban from the winter olympics where
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a hundred and sixty nine russians will compete if this is serious action what would leniency look like well let's ask that question now to our sports correspondent leigh welling's who's in london at the moment on his way to those winter olympics in south korea lee is it understandable that the i.o.c. is getting a fair degree of criticism. it's absolutely understandable when what is the winter olympics and what is sport is it for is it for the international olympic committee or to exactly who it's for it's for the people who we watching around the globe the people of each tuning in the k. word i want to bring up here is trust will they trust what they're saying will you trust what you're saying there is no let me know on twitter let us know whether you trust what you'll be seeing at the winter olympics because out of those one hundred sixty nine russians that will be competing yes many of them will be clean with all of them because we just simply can't prove that and the question is do you do you
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trust them when they've won that event because they will win medals they're very strong there's a new wave of russian competitors coming for you can see why the international olympic committee has to be legally morally as fair as they can be but that number as highlighted by the new york times in their headline one hundred sixty nine does it seem like an awful lot of people of course it does when you consider that four years ago what happened in sochi and the way that game was effectively poisoned can there be have been ever a bigger sporting scandal you talk about fee for but that going up to the level it did was simply extraordinary and that's why people are unhappy leigh is is the position now taken by the international paralympic committee noticeably different to that of the r.c. . it's different but it's closer together now i don't think they've done it to be closer to the international olympic committee by design but that's where we've ended up now there will be neutrals for marshall in both. the winter olympics and
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of course the paralympics but they've taken a really tough stance of it let's not forget they completely banned russian athletes from rio the rio paralympics that was a really difficult decision to take quite a brave decision to type with they were doing on their own they made noises today about how impressed they are with how russia is cleaning up its act we have to be respectful of that and we have to note the progress that russia has night but not far enough one thing that i would say though is that if you take some of the other russian power ice hockey team well they miss out as they missed the opportunity to qualify so there are some ways russia's been damaged lee wellings in london on route to south korea thank you so much for that. and if you know anything about professional wrestling then you already know the big name signing for w w eight stopping world wide trends little earlier today with the hash tag royal rumble at that event ronda rousey announced a major career switch she's one of the most recognizable figures in the world of
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mixed martial arts or u.f.c. but a couple of years after her last fight she's decided to join the w w e action on social media this from if the announcer todd grisham if ronda rousey is completely one hundred percent invested in w w e she could go down as the biggest female superstar in its history marc raimondi pointing out the w w e now has two of the top pay per view draws in your c. history on its roster brock lesnar is the other one could quantum mcgregor be next . but many u.f.c. fans less than impressed that rosie has left the sport after two straight losses this from rapper r.a. the rugged man the u.f.c. pushed its fight narrative that she was the greatest most powerful athlete on the planet she can beat everybody male or female now they threw her away and she's doing fake w w e wrestling is it fake let us know what you think hash tag a.j.
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news grid or you can tweet me at m d r underscore sports more for me in the eight hundred g.m.c. news hour but for now let's get back to folly andy thank you very much for that and that will do it for today's news great remember to keep in touch with a sad old tiles on social media a hashtag as ever a.j. is great and all the other ways to get in touch with us by here and we'll see you back here in studio fourteen at fifteen hundred g.m.t. tomorrow to see for me for the band hole to thank you very much for watching i forgot. my.
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the scene for us where on line what is american sign in yemen that peace is always possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on set there are people that are choosing between buying medication eating base is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist has posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. the street is quiet the signal is given. out so it's safe to walk to school last year the more than thirty metres in this community in one month the police say this area is a red zone one of several in some townships and children sometimes it caught in the crossfire when rival gangs fight so parents and grandparents have started what they call a walking us to try to take them to gang violence i lost my. door yes the go i also lost my but there are more than one hundred fifty volunteers working for
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several walking busses teachers say it is working class attendance has improved the volunteers also act as security guards i don't want to live in the world where everything is designed in california. the cutting edge is in my hands of the corporation the only way to be subversive is to be able to control the technology that massing on benghazi has built a chip that anyone can scrape to build and nothing. cost like a pizza spearheading a global movement to democratize technology. part of the rubber glove series at this time on al-jazeera. syrian warplanes launched a fierce offensive on the rebel held province of idlib as russia hosts talks to try to end the conflict.

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