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challenging mainstream media narratives at this time on al-jazeera the palestine national locust was first founded in the one nine hundred thirty s. but has had to be revived in two thousand and ten always very important thing in palestine now musicians from all over the world come together to perform in the occupied territories so it's like every palestinian living in the aspirant felt it was the first time they performed using their identity al-jazeera world hears music as a force for unity the diaspora orchestra at this time. this is al jazeera. and this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes
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i think she sponsored talks on the war in syria wrapped up in sochi ending a day of heckling and opposition protests at the airport. secessionists in yemen take a step closer to taking control of the country's south so they take in the port city of aden. i can hear details the opposition movement the criminal group after leader. stages a mock inauguration ceremony. and i'll be descended in doha with all your sports news it's not the best of days for manchester city is the forward leroy sawney is out for the next few matches all of more on that later this news hour. first to sochi where russian sponsored talks aimed at finding a political solution to the war in syria have just wrapped up in the black sea
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resort of sochi the conference's final statement said elections should be held to allow syrians to decide their own future but there's been no formal agreements with the talks punctuated with disagreements interruptions and delays the event was boycotted by the leadership of the syrian opposition the us britain and france weren't there either they support a separate un mediated process which itself has failed to get anywhere somebody gets heckled the russian foreign minister when he read a statement from president vladimir putin a ques moscow killing civilians and some opposition delegates refused even to leave sochi airport for the talks because syrian government flags were displayed at the terminal. the one job of. the syrian opposition delegation came to participate in a sort she conference from ankara with hopes to push the peace process forward and achieve serious political transition that will bring syria from tyranny to democracy and the chief freedom and dignity in
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a peaceful country but we were surprised to see that none of the promises were kept leaving the brutal bombardment stopped nor were the syrian regime flags and slogans removed from the conference banners and we have seen a lack of diplomatic manners from the host country. as goes live not to those using such a so as some of the lines coming through from the end of a conference statement at one of the syrian people should decide their own future through elections and been told to choose their own political system and also that they should be equality and rights among all syrians are godless of religion or ethnicity so i suppose some of that is stuff that you could explain could expect. yeah i mean we're still actually waiting for the closing ceremony here but reuters news agency says that it has seen a closing statement. it is putting back closing statement out and it says that as you put it there much of this stuff is all about you know respect for syrian
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territorial integrity respect for the people of syria the people of syria are going to decide their own future this is all stuff that we've heard before talked about by pretty much everyone that's got involved in a syrian peace conference or dialogue the things that are standing out from this is the moment of the things that tends towards the sort of damascus government's perspective on. matters things like how the syrian army should be absolutely meant. the syrian security organ should also be maintained but acts within the law these are things that sort of suggest the government and the masses . souter fairly strong hand in steering this final statement if what reuters is put out is indeed that what we're going to get in the final ceremony and in terms of what led up to this will the kind of disputes before the talks even started. did
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you think that we technically made any progress in these talks. well i mean what we have yet to hear a proper official word from and maybe you will get this in the closing ceremony is what has been decided with regards to this constitutional commission which is supposed to be selected here a number of people being brought together put on a kind of panel to work towards a new constitution for syria now this is according to the russians and according to the participants who've turned up here basically going to be channeling into the geneva peace process and that of course is what is ultimately going to reach at some point when it kickstarts again the final political settlement for syria of course there are opposition figures who have been staying away who have objected to this whole. conference from the get go.
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gradually being paving away from it as the days of progress towards the start of it . they have always thought that this was russia's way of kind of circumventing geneva or of moving around it and establishing a much more moscow and damascus friendly version of a future syria of course the we will have to see how this all primes out and then in the closing ceremony and watch has actually been decided about this this commission really each other's thank you very much indeed. what charles list is a senior fellow at the u.s. based middle east institute where he focuses on the conflict in syria he joins us live from washington d.c. thank you very much for being with us what would you make of these initial lines that are coming out that are coming out of the final statement there the. stressing the equality in rights in the future through elections and so forth. well be i think technically speaking all of the language is perfectly good and i think most of the international community would agree with it the problem of course
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is whether or not we're talking about just language or whether or not we're talking about something substantive that's been agreed with. agreed by a broad enough representation of the syrian people and i think the answer to that is most definitely no so far as we've been able to see in terms of the attendee list or the people who managed to get to so she or who were willing to go to so she the vast majority of people who genuinely stand against the assad regime have either refused to go or were unable to make their way to to sochi itself so if they haven't been involved frankly speaking whatever love language comes out of this final statement won't really be all that meaningful this is russia's way of being able to show that it can pull together the broad spectrum of pro regime and accepting of the regime political parties in syria but the opposition is still the key obstacle here if we can't get the opposition involved in large numbers then frankly speaking we're not talking about negotiations we're talking about discussions and we're not talking about results we're talking about statements and
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until that changes we're going to continue to watch many of these different kinds of conferences in different cities and unfortunately the crisis in syria will continue until you mentioned the can the absence of some of the opposition but there was also the absence of the u.s. and britain and france who backed the the un mediated process it but it didn't that but that person hasn't made much progress either so does either of them have any kind of credibility now. well at the moment no from my own discussions with officials from the u.k. france and the u.s. in particular the strategy behind the scenes seems to be to allow so she also she won the first meeting and so she to fizzle away to result in very little beyond statements and then for there to be some kind of western alongside countries like saudi arabia push to relaunch over an reinvigorated geneva process alongside the united nations that's probably the reason why u.n. special envoy staffan de mistura decided to go to sochi the fear amongst analysts
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like myself however is that what's more likely to happen is russia will present to the united nations anough of a kind of contiguous statement coming out of so she to say want now this needs to feed into the geneva discussions surrounding a new constitution or constitutional reform surrounding some future syrian elections and in that sense russia will bills will be shaping the frame or the structure of the next geneva process and then it will be up to whether or not the u.s. france and the u.k. and other countries decide to support that or not that's that's the big question this point and in the meantime on the ground has been a big push in the various people. airstrikes continuing in various a areas deescalation zones which have not been really deescalation zones a tool and another push from turkey against the y.p. gee how does all that stuff is happening on the ground affect the prospects for syria in any potential peace. well all of that all of that you describe is exactly what will define syria's future and whether or not we're talking about
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peace or continued war and this is the unfortunate reality is that at various times over the last six or seven years the international community has decided to focus more on political talks and negotiations but all of those phases of intensified negotiations have more or less ignored the dynamics on the ground or pushed them aside temporarily so the deescalation design that was pushed by russia originally was called the escalation for a reason it was in a cease fire allowed for some level of conflict to continue and because we've pushed aside the regime versus opposition kind of like fundamental root cause of the conflict we're now seeing that rewrapped people essentially have refused to go along with the continued deescalation that as you say wasn't resulting in ceasefire by any means so now we're seeing all of these various contradictions rewrapped the turkish conflict with the kurds the regime conflict with the opposition potentially now an al-qaeda conflict with some of the opposition in northwestern syria united
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states strategy conflicting with kurdish interests views of the turkey all of these issues now are rewrapped ing and frankly speaking those issues will make whatever is discussed in so she or geneva vienna or elsewhere irrelevant until we're able to deal with the very driving root causes of all of those issues on the ground and until now we haven't seen a real determined effort to do that charles is to thank you very much indeed for your thoughts. in yemen secessionist forces say they've taken control of the southern port city of aden that's where the saudi backed government of president. has been based since twenty fourteen but it was pushed out of the capital by hoofy rebels the forces which are backed by the u.a.e. say they've confined the government of president hadi to the presidential palace suggesting splits in the saudi led coalition are some of the reports. the seat of power for yemen's government is no longer under its control this is the sudden port city of aden where secessionist say they are now in charge fighters
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from the southern transitional council have seized areas around the presidential palace and military bases. the prime minister's call to cease fire has not worked the government of president who had the is based out of saudi arabia and the man he appointed as governor of aden now heads the separatist movement secessionist said given how the week long road to meet him to change his government and when the deadline expired on sunday thousands of their supporters took to the streets of aden. we demand this corrupt gang in the liberated southern areas be expelled our youth have sacrificed for the school these sacrifices cannot go down the drain and see this corrupt gang in power to them we say enough is enough. many people in the south of accuse the government in the north of discrimination since united in one thousand nine hundred the situation has worsened since the war against the who these began three years ago. we aspire to form
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a state the coalition must consider our cause if not they will be the losers as we were store our country and our state not only on osama we are here today holding our ground you'll remain in the streets we will topple the failed government we will topple bin and his government as they've humiliated our people the people. the saudi led coalition was supposed to fight the iran backed with the rebels who control much of the north including the capital. that the united arab emirates which is part of that coalition has been supporting the separatists in the south where you a partner saudi arabia backs the internationally recognized government which no longer has any control in the north or the south but despite that the saudis insist the coalition has an splinted. the position of the u.a.e. remains deeply consistent with other members of the coalition concerning the yemen crisis the foreign ministers meeting last week was good evidence that members of
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the coalition are united and will take the liberation of yemen as their ultimate goal but instead of liberating and uniting yemen the war seems to have pushed the country to the brink of breaking up some of the job al jazeera. has covered the conflict in yemen extensively and has more now on the significance of the latest developments. this is a turning point in yemen because now the secessionists are controlling more areas with aden. and how the moat they're moving one step towards declaring the south and their control we have massive support militarily and financially from the united arab emirates and this is going to further help them expand their influence also means that president obama still has his base in saudi arabia is those in control over the city his government is besieged city of aden and it seems that is just
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a matter of days before the internationally recognized government will lose complete control over yemen what does it mean for yemen and for the region definitely more instability more violence and more fighting tribesman war mors i sell and a q a p will definitely try to step in and take advantage of this issue which aden the gulf of aden and babel mend other roads of some of the busiest sea lanes in the world some of the most. busiest ship in a boost for world trade and this is something which is going to raise concern by for the international community particular for the e.u. and the united states or of america also more instability is bad news for saudi arabia which which set in two thousand and fifteen when it interfered militarily in yemen that its goal is to maintain a unified yemen today just a longer the case. much more to come on the news hour including donald trump gets
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ready to deliver his state of the union address a county rally a deeply divided nation. the philippines government declares war on fake news that some say is just a way to stifle freedom of speech. and as for tom brady gets fans fired up ahead of his super bowl appearance. a kenyan opposition movement has been declared a criminal group by the government following a symbolic swearing in of leader rhino dangar. staged inauguration was an act of protest by adding his supporters who say he is kenya's legitimate leader they say who can get us presidential election was neither free nor fair and yet it was sworn in self in december after he won a rerun of original vote preference or has more from nairobi. what today was
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a bit anticlimactic for many many supporters of the opposition not least in who came to witness the symbolic swearing in. and he did show up but many people who were disappointed that they are unhappy that the three other main leaders of the coalition did not show up including colossal most your carollo didn't does the deputy and was supposed to be sworn in alongside. so i've been hearing reports that some of the security detail was withdrawn perhaps that's why they did not come but then also the other people who were saying that well it doesn't matter right loading that came he swore by the bible he was sworn in and one of those people here is whether i thank you for joining us just tell us what you feel right now well. i'm not really disappointed because i came here because. he has been sworn in we're. good to get the next move you will give us the next direction many of us are really fed up with the state of affairs in this country
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this is our evolution someone like me i'm a forty year old with no job thing i was born in the lobby i've been suffering all along and we cannot anymore so a lot of hoax pegs on riah loading then he says he's going to use the so called people of the symbol in a forum of different stakeholders religious leaders politicians women and youth groups and so forth and this forum basically has been established with the aim counting governments and has been endorsed by a dozen or so counties in the country in this forum basically supposed to push for electoral reform that supposed to address and talk about some of the issues that are affecting the country i think that's why the government is so jittery about this because it's not just about the election this people's assembly is can potentially be a very powerful platform to advance the agenda of the opposition and
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a lot of people within those forums already pledging their legions of. u.s. president donald trump will give his state of the union address to congress on tuesday trump will lay out his agenda as he seeks to rally a deeply divided nation and sagging approval ratings it's expected immigration will top the agenda the white house has described trump's impending speech as incredible and jordan joins us now from washington so close how much pressure is there on trying to to reveal a tough immigration plan. lauren there's a lot of pressure on the u.s. president donald trump to unveil some sort of immigration initiative that will primarily please the members of his political base primarily conservative rule whites in the united states who are opposed to immigration particularly from mexico and from south america there is of course a real concern that the president might instead extend some sort of all of grants
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to congressional democrats and to some congressional republicans who think that there should be some show of compassion towards those young people known as the dreamers people who were brought here by their parents when they were very young without the proper immigration papers and yet who have been raised and are now working in this country the only country that they know the people who support told want him to take a very harsh line not extend to anything that they call amnesty towards this group of people as well as put more funding into border controls including into the now famous or infamous wall along the sewer at the southern border between the united states and mexico this was how realistic is it for him to strike a conciliatory tone in his remarks and why. this has been really one of those parlor game discussions here in washington for the past several
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months will donald trump actually. inhabit the role of u.s. president in the traditional fashion or is he going to continue essentially being the same person that americans have come to know throughout his years in public life although primarily in the entertainment world saying what he thinks not bothering to check with pollsters to see if it's going to go over well with certain groups of voters and also whether or not he's going to try to walk back his recent comments with the british interviewer over the weekend about his views on feminism as well as his views on race relations these are all things that some have said have made life in the united states much more difficult in the past year and so there's going to be a lot of attention paid to whether the president actually says that he is a welcoming inclusive reader who wants to leave all branches of the government or
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whether he's going to be more focused again on his political base and looking ahead towards his reelection campaign which technically has been under way since early last year in jordan thank you very much indeed. the u.s. extra state and defense minister have been meeting their counterparts from qatar in washington d.c. ahead of their closed meeting state rex tillerson said the u.s. was keen to find a solution to the gulf crisis seen several arab nations cut off all ties with russia. this dispute has had direct negative consequences economically and militarily for those involved as well as the united states we are concerned by the rhetoric and propaganda employed in the region playing out daily in air mainstream and social media is critical that all parties minimize rhetoric exercise restraint to avoid further escalation and work toward a resolution. a united g.c.c.
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bolsters our effectiveness so many fronts particularly on counter terror countering terrorism defeating isis and countering the spread of iran malign influence. washington d.c. for as a party how important was that statement we just heard there from right to this. for a domestic audience especially the audience of one president donald trump it's very important because if you think about what the president has repeatedly said the only thing he really cares about is defeating eisel and strong national security so to frame it as it's not just a golf dispute it's not just hurting the countries involved but that it could hurt america economically of course that's a priority for president but also militarily and there was a lot of talk about air base in qatar it's a huge american base it is the forward operating headquarters for central command overseeing the fights in afghanistan iraq and syria it is
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a critical capability so you saw the qatari defense minister come and say we're going to spend untold amount of money to make it even better we're going to build two hundred additional housing units so that u.s. troops can bring their families they said they're going to build state of the art schools for their children can come to qatar as well really stressing the reliance on the u.s. has qatar for its hospitality and they made great pains to point out that when other countries saudi arabia said that u.s. troops are no longer welcome cutter opened its arms and said you know we remembered that we will and we hope that our friends remember what we've done for them so all we any closer to a sort of practical resolution where the parties are all brought together and made to sit down and finish this so. cross this thing. well you know secretary of state rex tillerson secretary of defense jim mattis they have always been on the side of let's figure this out let's get the g.c.c.
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back together again it was really president donald trump who many believe gave a nod to the saudi while he was in the region to go ahead with the blockade he has since after getting a lot of pushback from those two very important cabinet members he has since backtracked a bit said that he now thinks qatar is doing enough when it comes to terrorism and that they need to get together and settle this he even said come to the white house on the go she had to very quickly that was almost five months ago and nothing really has changed so i think what you're seeing here is a concerted effort by both the secretaries of state and defense to try and push this issue up the agenda now the question becomes what is president trump going to do about it you know he's made some phone calls behind the scenes to important players but publicly he has yet to really go further than saying sit down and talk to many people in washington believe that has to happen for there to be any sort of incentive to end this stalemate thank you very much indeed. and then here
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produce a session rally has taken place on the day that the regional parliament had planned to propose asked to put him on as its president but the problem was suspended and the central government has warned of a possible extension of direct rule from madrid. well you got another large scale demonstration here in barcelona in support of atlanta independent comes on the day in which the castle and parliament dominated by those who favor of independence fully suspended the session the would have formally recognize is going to lead to a close. the only problem is the colors put him on his own self-imposed exile in brussels if he does attempt to come back here to barcelona who runs the very very real risk of being jailed possibly for thirty years on charges of rebellion and sedition for declaring independence for catalonia at the end all for saying that the constitutional court on saturday said that if he doesn't come here to barcelona for his own investigation in person then they would suspend the session completely
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there is also the possibility the parliament could hold a symbolic session of their own with the possibility of appearing via live or video link up for a speech to be read by somebody else on his behalf but then they run the very real risk of there being a continuation of direct control over. by central government in madrid but the people here have made it very very clear where their loyalty lies with this man recognize him it's called the courage of all. it was a news hour on al-jazeera still to come on the program with air pollution one of the top issues for european union we look at how one german cities trying to tackle the problem. why one of the world centers a virtual currency is cracking down on the trade cryptocurrency. and roger federer and his. teacher will be here with that story.
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how low we've got some quieter weather to come into the middle east over the next few days somewhat clearer skies now is that me across that he says out of the mediterranean into levant but you can see still a fair amount of cloud up towards the black sea towards the caspian sea and we will see some well rain maybe some heavy snow too just coming across georgia armenia into john long bike its way further east was the reason there is snow that affected northern parts of iran that's now making its way across afghanistan three celsius there in kabul getting up to around six degrees on thursday clear skies do come back in behind but great shakes on the temperatures baghdad kuwait city struggling to get highs around eighteen or nineteen degrees a bit touch warmer than that across the arabian peninsula sunday for us here in doha around twenty two celsius but you're only getting up to around eighteen or
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nineteen in riyadh over the next couple of days is that when that came when continues to blow its way in a little bit of lift the dust and sand certainly a possibility well the more cloud around the red say fair amount of clout searing to the eastern side of south africa we've had some heavy downpours in the natal fifty millimeters of rain in the space of twenty four hours and these heavy showers are set to continue to go on through the next few days but no sign of any right for cape town. february on al-jazeera south korea has the twenty eighteen winter olympics can records be broken al-jazeera will bring you the latest from pyongyang chimed the big picture examines the present day crisis in venezuela by exploring the divisions rooted in its past senior officials will meet to discuss the biggest security challenges facing. we'll be live from the munich security conference partition
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borders of blood looks at the troubled legacy of the events that shaped the indian subcontinent and in a series of special reports we look at new trade and travel routes which are opening up the old february on al-jazeera. they're the children of jailed chinese criminals with nowhere else to go one shelter is giving them a home when he meets the children growing up with their parents behind bars at this time on al-jazeera. television or mine of the top stories here on ars era russian sponsored talks aimed
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at finding a political solution to the war in syria have wrapped up in the black sea resort of sochi congress' final statement said elections should be held to last ariens to decide their own future. secessionist forces say they've taken control of yemen's southern port city of aden they reportedly confined the government of president. to the presidential palace. kenyan opposition movement has been declared a criminal group by the government following a symbolic swearing in of leader. as the u.k. prepares to leave the e.u. leitch government documents show that its economy is forecast to suffer no matter what kind of trade deal it ends up to go shopping with the rest of europe it was government is hoping that new deals with other parts of the world will take up the slack from mr to resume is on her way to china and on with fifty business leaders china is already an important partner for some u.k. companies as fond of the phillips reports from yorkshire they've been making
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woollen cloth since seventeen eighty three and the expertise built up over centuries by this very british company in its yorkshire factory is now highly valued by the chinese. today much of the focus is on markets in the far east and it exports more textiles and fabrics to china than to any other country. probably no where else might china in the plantings if you think sank into the stagnant relationships and next thing and that you just heard shanks can actually make and i can you can see handbags they can and actually can you know that in the case this company's business is into woven with china but the wider british and chinese economies are not so tightly bound to trade house grown sharply in recent years but it's still relatively small the united states is the largest destination for
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british exports china is only eight exports to china are worth about one fourteenth of those to the e.u. which britain will soon be leaving but china's growing strength is felt in britain as elsewhere the arrival of the first train from china in london last year a symbol of china's desire to reach across the world to trade more with britain. to resume a has visited china before and met president g g p at the g. twenty summit back in twenty sixty but now with the prime minister weak at home and with new government documents saying that breaks it will damage the economy is there a danger the chinese will consider a little desperate they clearly have the upper hand in many ways because their bigger economy three times bigger i mean they're important to us in ways that probably weren't before brics it started to happen and so the best outcome really would be that she looks confident she's aware of the strategic importance of this
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visit as many many things that china does want from the u.k. intellectual partnership intellectual property liberal investment environment and so the best outcome will be one where everyone comes away thinking markets when we're in the yorkshire factory they make products the chinese want there's now a lucrative trade in cloth for snooker tables the challenge for tourism a on this visit to convince china and other countries that the brand of global britain still counts for something in a post it world barnaby phillips al-jazeera yorkshire the republic of ireland is to hold a referendum in may on relaxing abortion laws which are among the strictest in europe abortion is currently illegal in ireland unless the mother's life is in danger with up to fourteen years in prison for women breaking the law now voters will be asked whether to scrap the constitution's eighth amendment which awards equal rights to a woman and her unborn child if it passes promise to nearby says the government
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will legislation to allow unrestricted access to abortion up to the twelfth week of pregnancy although the irish public is strongly catholic opinion polls suggest a majority for reform one there some joined by linda kavanagh who's the spokesperson for the abortion rights campaign she joins us live from dublin this one i wonder what your reaction was when you when you heard the news. we're really really pleased. this has been a long time coming this is decades of activism that have brought to this point really the political parties have are catching up with the electorate and they finally have which is grace so we were pleased with as now we will have to keep an eye on the wording of the referendum and also the wording of this enabling clause which they are going to insert we expect the government to explain to the lay person but our first reaction is that we're pleased with it it's been
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a long time coming i mean critics will say on the other side of a word that you know that the unborn baby's rights won't be taken into account and if you get rid of the constitutional protection then it's difficult to to get that back in any way what would you say to them. the constitution is no place to regulate health care and that's what's happening and we the constitution is so rigid that's why we have to take it to a vote to the people. if once it's brought into legislation that means it can move it can change with medical advances. the constitution is just as i say it's no place to regulate health care so it's a bit about the scale of the numbers of people who travel at the moment for abortions and how quick you think that would change given that if that if this is voted through. so it's told to be about
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ten women a day so by three thousand six hundred women last year left arland and went to the u.k. to get an abortion and they're also told to be between three and five women a day who access a safe but illegal abortion pills online and they risk a fourteen year old sentenced in doing that. but that continues to happen. with pills or if you get them from a rip reputable supplier are safe there is the exact same medication you get when if you go to a clinic in the u.k. but you would risk the fourteen years. so that's that's the this is about the reality of abortion like abortions are happening they've been happening for years and since this eighth amendment was put into the constitution it's thought that one hundred eighty thousand women have left our lives to get an abortion in the u.k. all we want to do is to give them compassionate health care at home we all deserve
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to make decisions about our own bodies and we should be able to do them within a supportive healthcare structure and some of the referendum itself how divisive do you think this will be and there's some suggestion that it isn't necessarily just a generational issue that actually some young people are more conservative in than one might expect on this issue what do you make of that theory. and yeah i think that if you look at the polls back it happen but when pete when people get to college age and in their twenty's and thirty's they tend to be quite pro-choice and that kind of tapers off the older you get but there's still a significant number of older people who have changed their mind on this issue they've seen the tragedies that have happened in our lives we're moving away from our dark past and of controlling women's bodies in ireland and this is another way that we can do that we can because a more equal and more progressive nation by letting us make decisions about our own health care in the cabin i thank you very much and if your thoughts on any one of
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the half million afghans are expected to lose the right to stay in pakistan after the government said it's not going to extend their refugee status their legal rights officially expired in december but pakistani cabinet officials extended their stay by one month so i had reports from a refugee camp in bashar. for several decades progress don had been home to registered and owned registered out of land refugees o.m.'s gave the conflict and a country. he had in pakistan but no because of the pressure from the international community and particularly the united states. and i did want to repatriation updated a few again because there poured a security trade pakistan has also been stressing the need of that relation of refugees as their presence in pakistan helps of terrorists made and more among them however if you are these people they will tell you dead they do not want to be
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turned back into a country torn apart by conflict by the government of pakistan that fund have already dried out and that enraged little international assistance to help the. government has not done enough to keep these people. normal lives in that country and for them it did once again an uncertain future hold. we are living here and the government of pakistan must extend. our country is still at war and it's one side it's the taliban in other side is the american no one forces we are stuck between the two is the once. almost one point three million registered on the ground refugee and an equal number of unregistered refugees will feed a legal status and on the thirty first of january and it will be important that he
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were dead they will be given yet another extension of force. against their will. a coalition of egyptian opposition parties and also they will for the upcoming presidential election and of course of the public to do the same a spokesman for the civil time a question is meant some. in the wave of repression in the lead up to the march vote as reason for their decision not to participate president. leading challenger former military chief of staff some annan was arrested last week a number of other candidates have withdrawn because of intimidation concerns. united nations children's fund is warning that around sixty thousand children are at risk of starvation in north korea with the situation made worse by international sanctions they've been put in place because of north korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs last week the u.s. announced new sanctions on several when i was ations and people and on six north korean ships. the government in the philippines is introducing new laws to stop
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what it calls a fake news but opponents say the move is an attack on free speech aimed at punishing journalists and bloggers who criticized president rejected utility to really new gun reports best antidote to fake news is truth filipino journalists are demanding accountability from president lewdly good it or does government they see journalism has been under siege mostly from looters to supporters and some members of his government fuels massage rappler an online news site known to be critical of the government had its license revoked over a technicality a few weeks ago thing. in the past the turkey has said corrupt journalists are not exempt from assassination words that appear to have found a residence with his supporters rappler c.e.o. maria ressa says deter does presidency in two thousand and sixteen was largely want through social media and the internet has been used as
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a weapon since then she says some of those leading the attacks are part of the government machinery the end goal is to silence dissent when people don't know what is real and what is free when facts don't matter then the voice with the loudest megaphone gains more power the presidential communications agency admits it has made mistakes but denies that these were all intentional but it continues to employ bloggers who have in the past released false statements and used. violent rhetoric bloggers like assistant secretary michael sean was around five point five million followers on facebook. i told her aspirants your blog is concerned it does not reflect the p.c. or spews. but after decades of restrictions and control during the rule of
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president everett in marcus the media in the philippines became one of the most influential institutions in the country but the community to protect journalists also ranks the philippines as it would have the most dangerous places in the world to work journalists in far flung villages have been shocked at point blank range cases have been filed but these remain largely unsolved but legislators believe freedom of expression has been abused and want restrictions on the media critics say the dirty is using a twenty first century playbook using the internet as a weapon journalists at the senate today are demanding accountability and say they will not back down but many here question just how long they will be able to hold out or whether they can resist threats of government regulation there's never been such a for a time for the philippine media to malawi and dog and manila. still to come on the news hour one of cricket's rivalries took center stage in the. world cup.
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european union has warned its member countries that they face legal action if they don't take action i've. been told they must reduce their emissions. reports from the. efforts being made to find new ways of creating. nestling in a natural bowl of the neck of valley stood guard is renowned as the cradle of the
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automobile several famous manufacturers have important bases here but there in lies the problem because with the car comes pollution which often lingers in the air because of the local topography to combat it the city has pollution meters set up in many locations gauging the amount of nitrogen dioxide and minute particles of fine dust in the air a sophisticated alarm system warns people in the levels are too high but local authorities say more needs to be done the federal level needs to spend more money for the for the local level at the moment we have what they call is for programs as a quick start program which is a one billion euros which is not that that few money but regarding are looking to the cities in germany which are ninety cities so we have the problem one billion euro is not that much money and given that so far in january the fine dust alarm has been triggered seven times other local solutions are being explored
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such as the fine dust eater it uses three applications to filter out particulates and fine dust and although it's currently a prototype the project manager is optimistic exactly in stuttgart might be able to on the one hand equipped chorused that means everything that has to do with internal transport a proper transportation with act find us for traditional systems or with a brick dust particle for the problem for a city like short got is that although many of the measures it is taking or it has plans to take do reduce some of the emissions right now they're only really scratching at the surface of a problem and this is a problem right across germany. one environmental organization in berlin says the problem is so entrenched in germany that it's taking nineteen cities to court because we hope. to also get the federal level moved when they see that citizens get more and more and the pressure about fulfilling their local target so
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to speak to. yet to protect the health of their citizens in recent months germany's most a manufactures have been committed to cutting emissions of nitrogen dioxide by a third but the current coalition government and the likely next one have admitted they must perspire own reaching pollution prevention targets the issue of air pollution is a developing danger in the eyes of the european commission but at the local level the people in stuttgart it's an ever present one dominant cane al-jazeera in the neck of valley and let's take you straight to sochi where we'll hit listening to stefan to mystery's talk at the end of that conference has been racking up just. let me. thank the russian federation for in my doing me a small example of. them
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did. work. on tribute to the geneva. we. knew very little. indeed room today and you. didn't know much in. the normal. camp when you have a. woman. in your finals big. for that to a few problems i don't want any of us on that now with a picture from the black sea resort of sochi where that meeting has wrapped up so that hype will get you back to fund a mystery and his comments that the end of the meeting which at the conference statement stressed the equality and rights among all syrians regardless of their
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religion or ethnicity the statement at the end of the meeting also said that the syrian people should decide their own future through elections in total to choose their own political system but it also talked about the need for syria's sovereignty and territorial unity let's see if we can go back to those pictures there and the sound from what's different in history who was invited to that meeting. of the. security council resolution. before. they. conclude that the constitutional committee should at the very least comprise the. opposition representatives in the. next. independent woman tribal leader like you.
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that should be taken to ensure adequate driblets indigenous. and religious. leaders and we have seen many today. you also. find a link remains to be reached you get you were in. power . for the competition of the constitutional committee are. you going to be. this assignment constitute the way to get the constitutional. also noted that in accordance with the final statement which has been carefully worded i hate the congress supported the list of representatives for the constitutional committee south i should consult widely because that's how we have to work including among the syrians
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consistent with twenty to fifty four and i will be going to keep thing as soon as possible because cd i mean l. two h. how i nine to proceed on my monday did tusk on the ridge illusion doing to do fifty four which means in practice sitting in geneva asking and process we're going to do tional drafting this way i called dushan a committee you can really and concretely be established and begin to work that's what you want i know this will be a bit like kim jong un that's our job and your job to go and they're looking at the exercise and i we proceed with care and guided by the thick good to the general and the resiliency of twenty two who do for us as foreign minister sergei love them today said that the army. will be callin see president putin at the opening of this congress and that as
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a whole the security council members all the time have repeated linda gated their goal and it's clear the full implementation of resolution twenty two fifty four let me recall of a list of the i seek safe calm and neutral environment for a call to do tional drafting on a full and last but not least of all syrians needs a saying he says for there for humans is massive and the release of detainees after these a missing people absalom a legal thing thing going on i think you are in for a moment thank you you thank. let him. be there any how you. feel good legislation. soviet union and the russian people would as a whole and its government. and dear mr love film funny
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and it's full of music and i would like to congratulate. to all of you who attended and does a little piece i love lists which. will be a success and to say oh yeah get back to peace. and the effort should be to beats all its people. or our people. but i am optimistic by the. form. from the the tribe and salutes to. what i do is who are. attended what you. said that we all deletions and to also speak to who gave all day here to election day supporting those spirit peace out on with the word god. long life took hold of you
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and peace upon you. so. you can. live up to. a lot of. material that. would be running at their news conference at the end of that russian sponsored conference on reaching peace in syria. they've set up or one of the thing that was out of that conference is setting up a one hundred fifty member committee to discuss changes to the existing syrian constitution that was referred to by stiffened a mystery as one of the achievements at this meeting he said that he would take that on to geneva to discuss the constitutional drafting of that and that would be pushed forward let's bring in our correspondent. who's been at the meetings were it
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started off on a difficult path there that meeting with the various disagreements they've come up with this final statement which includes this drafting of the constitution and that seemed to be what defines a mystery picked up on the most. yeah i have to say it was a rather chaotic end to the congress was in it with a huge number of people up on the stage several of them wanting to speak stephan de mistura the u.n. special envoy to syria basically wrap things up and he had a number of points that he made when he was up there on the stage he said are you addressing all the delegates they were in the audience of agreed on twelve principles that all syrian should be able to support and he said you have agreed to a draft or to form a committee to draft constitutional reforms you work hard and polluted that this committee should include governments opposition women tribal leaders except for the
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interesting thing that he said i think after this was that this would be feeding into geneva and he would be assessing the all the points that he made here and working out what to do next thank you very much indeed. and that's it for this news after. he will be here in just a minute but on the full run of the news and more analysis of a conference in sochi russia. the scene for us where there online what is american sign in yemen that peace is
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