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isn't the current affair that much of. al-jazeera. the scene for us there on line what is american sign in yemen that peace is almost possible but it never happens not because the situation is. but because no one cares or if you join us on sat there are people that choosing between buying medication and eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist close to the story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera . and live from studio four chain here at al-jazeera headquarters in doha. welcome to the news a passenger plane with seventy one people on board has crashed just minutes after
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taking off from the russian capital in just a few moments from moscow with the very latest on the grid and we will have you back prime minister netanyahu threatens further action against anyone who threatens israel or that battle in the skies above syria and israel calls the crash of an israeli warplane in the early star of the winter olympics. has been the center of attention in south korea with kim. jong diplomatic charm offensive now as we're looking at whether it was a success or if it's all been a timely distraction from the nuclear issue in the north. finally free more than three hundred soldiers have been rescued from fighting in south sudan it's a happy ending but how will they fight back into society after years of sexual and psychological abuse i'm leah harding connector that's the hash tag a.j. news for.
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you with the news grid live on air and streaming online through you tube facebook live and at al-jazeera dot com breaking news this hour out of russia as we say a passenger plane which has crashed in moscow just shortly after takeoff sixty five passengers on board six crew as well the aircraft operated by sound of an alliance now using flight right out twenty four i can show you the map and the path of this flight zoom in a little bit here from moscow to or sq and if i go in a bit tighter here you will see how unfortunately short this flight was taking off at about eleven twenty g.m.t. and by eleven twenty seven that is as far as the plane did go and if i just bring up this graph here the two lines at the bottom the blue one is the one to look at the altitude that very sharp drop off at eleven twenty six g.m.t.
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and that is the point that the plane disappeared off right. rory chalons how corresponded in moscow covering this one what more have you learned rory. you know you hear a lot of the main points there i mean i have to say that the emergency services have been at the scene of the crash now for a couple of hours or so and we haven't heard anything yet about finding any survivors or anyone alive so it looks at the moment at least as if everyone who was on that plane died and you know if you see pictures of the wreckage it's broken up into a pretty small piece is that over quite a wide area so it would be surprising if anybody had come out of that alive now the rescue effort itself is going to be quite tough there's been a lot of snow in moscow in the in the region over the last week or so so the
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emergency services personnel there are sort of wading through snow up to knee heights the emergency services department has basically ordered that drones be used to help out with this mission try and work out whether there are any people alive and what might have happened to this plane rory any information you can tell us about the airline itself. not an airline certainly i've heard of before and i suspect a lot of people wouldn't know that as well. well russia has plenty of these small regional airlines some of some of them do international flights as well but most of them basically service. russia's fairly huge internal market for flights i mean this is the biggest country in the world by considerable margin often plane is the only way of getting into some parts of russia so there's
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a large network of small lines that just do these these these regional flights maybe a couple of international flights as well south of is one of those it's been around for a good while but i was looking into their safety record it seems that this incidence is the only fatal crash they've been involved with the plane has come down an antonov one for eight is a relatively recent design and there is only one other fatal crash that it has been involved in which was a test flight i think in two thousand and eleven so both sides of lines and this plane itself seem to have pretty good safety records thank you for all those details rory chalons we'll talk to you again if there are an ether the developments on this plane crash. now some tough words from israel's prime minister just a day after his country launched
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a series of air strikes in syria benjamin netanyahu said his forces had delivered quote severe blows to both iranian and syrian forces these raids carried out after israel intercepted a drone which it says was iranian over its skies and said be unmanned aircraft came in from syria and then in response the israeli jets carried out air strikes inside syria they targeted as iranian installations and it is during that operation you remember that the israeli f. sixteen plane came under fire and crashed speaking at a cabinet meeting this sunday with a new who warns of further action more. time of course yesterday we delivered some serious blows to the iranian and syrian forces we made it absolutely clear to everyone that our rules of engagements have not changed at all who continue to attack any attempts to hurt us it has been a policy that will continue to be our policy his hairy force that covering events
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from west jerusalem for us harry the word which comes to mind at the moment is tense yesterday there was so much going on and now you just wonder how much more this could ratchet up. that's right it is tense it is obviously a very stark warning that israel feels it has given both in deed and word this was a very large counter strike that it undertook on saturday against twelve separate targets within syria's territory and so you heard that stance from israeli prime minister at the same time israel is also aware that it doesn't really want to see things escalate too far so i think there is a sense that this has now happened and now that the hope is at least from israeli perspective that this is a projection of military power and indeed to terence against further what it says are iranian actions inside syria we spoke to one senior former military
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intelligence official he was saying that that is very much the intention now that that everybody has to understand the rules at play within syrian territory russia iran syria itself and israel and israel needs to make sure that there are no further breakings of those informal rules but certainly if you talk to people on the street some of them are concerned that this being the first time that an israeli aircraft has been shot down since ninety two that it does give a sense of disquiet that this is a potentially formidable foe. we're talking about and certainly the israeli prime minister has been talking about iran continuously for several years now a major threat of easily and so people do feel that they're also though many who say that this is likely to happen that when you carry out so many of these operations within syrian territory there's always the possibility that an aircraft will be shot down and that israel needs to continue with these operations right
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we're up to date then from israel with harry for that in west jerusalem let's go to teheran here is they throw the they in the iranians pretty much flat out rejecting this one. yes kemal exactly iran from the outset of the syrian conflict for the many years that it's been going on have always maintained that their forces are inside syria at the behest of the government the legitimate government that they say of president bashar assad and for the iranian leadership that is the real narrative of the story is that israel has violated syrian sovereignty that israel has violated syrian airspace and that the syrian response that we saw with the anti-aircraft fire was a long time coming that syria and iran have said that they would respond to several israeli incursions that happen in the past at the appropriate time with the appropriate measure and it seems now that they are backing up what is classically
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defiant and strong bold rhetoric with firepower what we're also seeing is this far is as far as the israeli assertions that an iranian drone came into its airspace and that is that it is hit iranian targets inside syria the iranian leadership is speaking in one voice saying that those are nothing but lies being concocted by the israeli government as an effort to distort the ground reality and sway global public opinion against iran and this is just part of an ongoing campaign to do that and they take every opportunity that they can and that's sort of the perspective of the iranian leadership. ok we're up to date from teheran as well then both probably thank you for that. this story was the topic of the most recent edition of inside story well the most recent until today's episode which will air in a couple of hours hashemite hold our lead this panel discussion on as i say there
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are a new flashpoint between israel syria and iran in-depth discussion on what was an intriguing development in the middle east inside story it is in the show use section at al-jazeera dot com. do you get in touch with us won't you contact details coming up for you on screen right now i have had a few messages in people watching on facebook live from uganda the u.a.e. germany and pakistan and lots of comments coming through of course on the situation excuse me in russia with the plane crash there many people praying for the victims of the crash hillary has said don't have facebook live my hearts and prayers. go to the family of those who lost their loved ones in the plane crash as we know at the moment seventy one people on board sixty five passengers six crew members and not much hope unfortunately of finding any survivors from that plane crash it crashed gosh only six minutes after takeoff from moscow heading to
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a place called orse. regional area of russia. and went down as a sigh six minutes after that so. also for more information on that and of course for more of your comments the hash tag is a.j. newsgroup if you want to get in touch with us you can use any of our platforms of course if it's twitter and i just retreated a tweet about this reply to that tweet with the hash tag a.j. news grid facebook dot com slash al-jazeera for the live stream and the whatsapp numbers plus nine seven four five or one triple one four nine now let's stay with iran you know we were talking the same bus ravi in iran a little bit earlier the thing is today is also very important day there in iran's president has called for unity at mass rallies celebrating this thirty ninth anniversary of the islamic revolution that was when the shah of iran was overthrown and a monarchy that was more than two thousand years old was replaced by the islamic republic
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hasan rouhani is government has faced recent street protests remember over the cost of living in iran but thousands of people were arrested during those demonstrations these pictures we see there today from the celebrations here is some of the who is a professor of political science at the university of tehran and we thank you for your time sir thirty nine years on tell me how important the revolution still is and if it's i guess if the spirit of that revolution is still alive. yes so the revolution is i mean pretty much alive because i mean the majority of the leaders of the country were major figures of the revolution and then in terms of how much it has been able to achieve is to make sure slogans i would say that in the realm of becoming independent from foreign powers especially the united states the nation has been largely successful nevertheless the result of that has also
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been a lot of economic sanctions that have especially squeeze the economy and i mean we need they have really much hard the government up on. how difficult it is for this current iranian government was i pointed out there have been protests recently there is still the issue of sanctions and foreign relations going on trying to keep the people on side ideas to make sure that by understand all that they feel that their government is still got their banks. recent polls in the past few years weeks but by the university of maryland the american university actually has shown that a majority of the people still support the government i mean when they were asked if they want fundamental changes to the iranian government only less than five percent said they strongly agreed never that's when it comes to the economy and majority of the people actually sixty eight percent believe that the economic
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situation is pretty bad now the challenge is the nuclear deal essentially with the united states because the nuclear deal could very much hard to ukrainian economy if the trumpet ministration decides to leave the nuclear deal in the next three months and actually that couldn't worsen the situation for the government of iran and it could hurt him in the next problem and three of the actions what about the way that the iranian people view iran's place in the world foreign policy it's easy to sort of see the pictures that you see from the streets sometimes of. burning and death to america sort of stuff i wonder can you put that into some context with some perspective for us amongst the wider iranian population. i mean i would first of all says that there they say that there's a variety of views regarding foreign policy on the recent polls for example showed that around sixty two percent of the respondents agreed with the rain foreign
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policy in the region when it comes to the united states actually the percentage is higher higher percentage of people essentially equipped with the government's perspective regarding the united states never that it's a give and take situation in the sense that he wants independent foreign policy is specially on issues such as israel and palestine his whole the israeli lobby in washington to essentially adopt a lot of sanctions and a lot of policy that despite the nuclear deal that has been going on for over two years now to hurt the iranian economy for example the unemployment rate currently the official rate is around thirteen percent never that the unemployment rate for used is actually over twenty six that so the government of the tunnel honey essentially has this dilemma of you know taking in confronting the trumpet ministration on the one hand but also trying to improve the economy on the other
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and that is a significant challenge some of them serve a pleasure to talk to you thank you very much i. just have a quick look at business a deep in the al-jazeera archives actually back to two thousand and nine a special documentary called iran nineteen seventy nine legacy of a revolution that's been rerun a few times a fact of came from the vault which was a rerun series because it is still extremely relevant it looks at how the revolution maintained itself through war and isolation and sanctions hosted by one of the channels originals remember write your mom yep this is one of his ones and you will find it by searching for iran nine hundred seventy nine i don't just era dot com. moving on a north korean delegation has now left south korea or after that historic three day visit which included high level talks and of course attending the winter olympic games the group led by the sister of north korea's leader kim jong un it is kim yo jong who proposed a summit between the rivals and extended
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a rare invitation to meet the south korean president hu jia in to visit yang we often talk in north korea and korean issues with aiden foster cotta good to have him with us again specialist in korea from leeds university joining us via skype from exeter so the discussion we were having this morning out in our in our meeting was about kim your jong and how she had sort of in a weird way sort of bewitched a lot of people should come in there she was smiling you saw her on screen you were interested in what she was going to say and what she was going to do in that sense at least has this been a successful trip over absolutely fantastic to be we do a lot always will customarily associate north korea with subtlety grace etc so it was really a very good idea of. him juggle to not just send the steady face ninety year old kim. for him as well a full head of state but also dissent is just as one third of the age and it's
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amazing how she did it was sort of as some people have called it the mona lisa smile and she didn't actually say anything in public she just smiled. but that seemed to be enough to get because she is such an unknown quantity basically the first time. should education as a child in. public role outside those korea she carried it off absolutely brilliantly gave special nationals career now without being there and obviously being privy to what happened what do you think is behind the smile or at least what do you think was achieved behind the smile when you actually think about these high level talks that happened. well one hates tired to rattle the south as a limpet parade but i'm certainly very glad that you know the north did decide at the last minute to take part so the threat of well the usual crisis the stuff we're usually talking about with north korea's temporarily lifted but at the same time as many people are saying this is an effort optional turkey subtle already quite
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successful to drive a wedge between south korea and she us ally we saw from the behavior of vice president mike pence who took a very hard line and in the stand up to the unified team and so on. fareed who understand up and didn't really jim self and he favors people some people thought that was disrespectful and the moon j. and i mean he now has a very delicate balancing act or if i could have a winter olympic metaphor his skating on very thin ice because how far can he get will he go to pyongyang yes i expect he will i didn't think he's fully accepted yet this year ahead of me a lot will he set conditions or at least to them like that north korea must be serious about denuclearization of a civil tennessee talk to the u.s. we will have to see so it sub it we run it which you must say that the rules this leg of trop the but it wouldn't be completely incorrect either i don't foresee how to think we're going to be talking to you more about this on the next few weeks and stick around thank you for your time today thanks another deep dive into the
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archive here down to zero dot com it's very interesting in light of kim your drawings recent appearances professor on dateline call from cookman university in seoul wrote this opinion piece in twenty fourteen about how the kim family works and even then he was saying she might be the first of the young officials who will rise to replace the old god in due time north korea all in the family it is in the opinion section at al-jazeera dot com. we're moving to yemen now which has been war for nearly three years now more than a hundred and ninety thousand people have been forced to seek refuge outside the country at least ten thousand have been killed so also let's not forget battling a cholera outbreak facing the threat of famine a conflict which has made the humanitarian situation in the country even worse and right now you'd have to say little sign of the war and this is one of our familiar maps i think you'll know yemen's conflict who controls what we do a lot of these maps for the various conflicts going on around the world and that's
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basically how the country looks at this moment loyalists of the president sort of had he in those. areas out to the east and the green areas are under control of the hurt the rebels or their influence importantly the capital sanaa and places like it and ties are in there as well in the new also have the blue pockets as well which is to control or influence the simple story to come out of that map is how splintered the country has become after three years of war looking back on those three years now with this report. and to us slogans are almost everywhere in yemen's capital sana'a healthy fighters turns god next to a banner that reads death to the u.s. to israel. security's taunts because of fighting on the outskirts of the capital forces backed by saudi led coalition are on the offensive the whole thing is are
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taking no chances the shia rebels capture the capital in two thousand and fourteen if they lose it their control over northern yemen will come to an and how. the war waged against us by the saudi led coalition is absurd it's a barbaric aggression on the people of yemen they talk about human rights and they bombed children and women. but in other parts of the country yemenis blame the whole thing is for committing atrocities against civilians in the city of thais has become the focal point of the fighting between troops loyal to present a bunch so hardy and the houthi after three years of intense fighting no one has the upper hand and then i didn't know. the reason why we couldn't defeat them with the. i don't have mortars have you trained soldiers we cannot afford because the whole area is mine and we don't have the mining devices. has weakened the
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government and created a power vacuum secessionist in the southern part of the country has stepped in they say they want to have a state of own. over the last few weeks the separatists most a series of attacks an occupied government buildings in the city of aden valley mainly backed by the united arab emirates the new view we thought in one thousand nine hundred union would be a great thing by security forces in the north. clamp down on our people killing activists in this warring southern provinces unity for us is that we're getting closer to establishing our independence day the crisis is deepening the united nations' top envoy to german stepped down after failing to convince the feuding factions to set aside that differences and to go sheet a deal to and fighting. here's the harding elliott tell me
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how important has the internet and social media been in yemen because when i think about syria right acidly important back to the revolutions egypt libya you know that was driving forces here is it still part of the yemen narrative it is not so much as syria we've heard yemen be called the syrian war without cameras but twitter and facebook in yemen still have been one of the most popular sites for you yemeni youth activists to post their messages they played a critical role in the country's revolution and their activism continues to this day we've been talking to a yemeni about how difficult it is to be an activist online today is the yemeni youth revolution seventh anniversary you know and has passed through many different stages from revolution to if you tickle transition. moving into a civil war the yemeni youth who once participated in mouth protests today they face enormous challenges some of them have been arrested some of them are in exile some others have been killed or assassinated with all the enormous challenges today
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there's only one thing certain that yemen cannot go back to the way you was before february two thousand and eleven. only a few days ago hoofy snipers killed prominent activists around him bother and one of her colleagues she was delivering aid to families in a rebel held area at the time was a well known lawyer and human rights activist who was working for the yemeni government and national committee committee monitoring rights violations by the who thiis now the killing then triggered an outrage on social media one of her homes friends posted photos of her mother weeping after hearing the news of her death journalist mohammad who among many others was saddened and shocked by the death of a human rights activist he tweeted saying that she was wonderful in documenting human rights abuses and tracking victims of the war in the city it's not all bad news in yemen for activists though last month. was freed from prison after
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a campaign for his release was also using social media to document the war and criticize the government i'm finally home and we are going to go he's safe and i just want to thank everyone to secure my release i had a chance to quickly dimensions away from one side's through with some of the statements some of the use of the release of sequence my university and some of the statements of friends. who've had the title sleeve to this three hundred prison make no mistake if it wasn't for you guys you know. carmen is another yemeni human rights activist and won the nobel peace prize she sent out a message on saturday empowering other yemenis. to know how to believe that we will establish the state of freedom justice democracy welfare and rule of law and the yemeni people is undoubtedly able to overcome all the difficulties and conspiracies
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facing us we need to keep our believe in ourselves in our nation and in our ability to challenge. if you're in yemen to get in touch with us we want to hear from you i'm on twitter as we heard in a.j. and as always that you can use our hash tag. thank you sometimes you need pictures to tell the story that's what the daybreak does so well it is al-jazeera as podcast series this is called sleep this in yemen as you say where two yemeni aid workers tell our hosts jasmine boni through a series of what set already a message is actually what it's like with the noise of saudi fighter jets circling of us and it's a great loss and well would subscribe and you go down a little bit further all the links there to whichever platform you want to use podcasts are under the more menu at al-jazeera dot com just to update you on the russian plane crash just had a tweet from rory chalons our correspondent who says russia's transport and emergency authorities have now confirmed no survivors found at the plane crash site
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they have confirmed by finding two bodies and the flight recorder always so important that that black box recorder is found that's the latest on the plane crash in russia which a lot of you are misjudging in about with the hash tag a.j. news grid this is the news good if you're watching us on facebook live about stated dive for a look at an unusual sea creature that can clone itself but that is also a cause for concern and then a little bit later one of pakistan's most prominent human rights activist has died we look at her legacy and why she was considered one of the world's most influential women. hello there things are turning a lot wetter now for us across the middle east you can see the cloud that's already
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tumbling its way in from parts of the mediterranean giving some of us some rather gray weather and that cloud is still thickening up and it's going to turn increasingly wet as we head through the next few days so a few outbreaks of rain are likely during the day on monday and then on choose day the rains turning heavier and for some of us will see some snow as well so a good deal wetter for many of us come tuesday further east we're also seeing that cloud and it's edging its way eastwards could also bring some wintery weather over parts of afghanistan including force in kabul and some of the cloud is making its way a bit further south as well we're seeing it over parts of saudi arabia also seeing there a bit more cloud around us here in doha but still despite that because of the wind direction the temperatures are actually climbing and they're getting a little bit higher so twenty eight degrees will be our maximum temperature there on choose day that's eighty two in fahrenheit further south there around twenty eight or twenty nine and no problems for us down towards the southern parts of
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africa lots of wet weather here at the moment you can see plenty over parts of south africa not to cape town though at the moment and you see plenty more wet weather stretching down across into madagascar very heavy downpours out of this for monday and tuesday. with. well look at what's going on and why it matters how women. in the workplace u.s. share was defying expectations but will it make life difficult for counting the costs at this time. is no one way of telling. keeping it right. great to know the person. from satellite technology to three d. printing and recycled waste to solar powered classrooms africa is transforming
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headlines from al jazeera dot com and what's trending is all the latest on that russian plane crash being updated by out same as soon as i get more information than then i quite often say such a variety of stories for you to look at syria saudi arabia sri lanka as well as the elections happen there today if you look into something a little different but look there what's trending on twitter with dot com. he's a second largest opposition party is holding its congress in. people's democracy party members will now elect a success of the party co-leader. the minute toss off to he stepped down in january they're going to tell us has been in prison since november of twenty sixteen on alleged terror related crimes. has more now from that party conference in.
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the fight and thousands of kurds have caught stated in people some of what that party h.t.t.p. is congress in on court today jailing gave me we're going to share the horses here it's not going to be times has been for all the other eight and khomeini's and not that they mean. i think i mean curtis politics yes you are in the know and caring is arguments and the warning was issued by winning. but h.t.t.p. up to. fill me with. i can eat and not be able to fight this out from. anything that the terrorists. share and. you going to. be able to spend very little to be carrying a lot of responsibility and have to. find a job that you forget and i didn't treat those annoying.
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well dimittis successor will have some big shoes to fill because he was seen as central to bringing the left wing party into the turkish mainstream just a bit of background for you h d p is a pro kurdish party but it's appealed to both kurds and other turks and it's not a single issue party either by championing religious freedom it's attracted a broad range of voters including liberals and pious muslims the party applies equal representation as well for men and women that matter to us as co-leader is a woman forty percent of its m.p.'s are also women so we've got n.-s. but actually to talk about this a lecturer at the department of political science at the turkish german university joining us from istanbul via skype it strikes me and us as i read all of that out there that this party has done well to position itself on the political spectrum as being you know appealing to a whole broad range of people and that could be its trump card is that is that
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a good way of describing it. i mean of course that's the discourse of the party but the reality is quite different if you look at the party's policies and the reluctance to denounce terrorism in the country and their continued support for the p.k. k. . that told to different rhetoric and although they are claiming that they are in order for minority rights in a separate but don't. respect the basic human rights which is the life like the right of life and that people are being killed in turkey by terrorist group this p.t.k. many civilians children teachers doctors and also the kurdish people in the southeast are killed by the p.t.t. and the a.t.p. this party is reluctant to denounce these. islands by the p.t.k. they don't mean that they just say generally that they denounce why
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a loss coming from any size by they don't name the p.k. case or that's why they have. also support from turkish population they had their chance in two thousand and five in january in june elections two thousand and fifteen story. also turkish left supported them and some also nationalist secular nation on the support of this party but after right are after that all the violence against started in turkish out because. that they had a historic chance they. can the history of in syria to establish a kurdish state that and all the peace process has collapsed and the heat was also missed this historic chance because they could have let these this peace process that they have waited for the orders from the come the mountain which is the peak in leadership they saw i don't buy this rhetorical rhetorical of the realities
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quite different. and i see them with everything that you've described this reality which you're explain to us do you think that the h.p. can improve its position from the amount of it taken in the last election. i think so just today in this yesterday too of thirty soldiers has been killed. in northern syria in the operation against the k.k.k. and just today in the congress in the party they were chanting that we are for the distance in the offing region so how come they are going to appeal to turkey public which is ninety percent supporting this operation against b k k so that's. they my day or two of these party is margin marginalizing unfortunately. and that's really also not really contribute to. the solving this problem is an issue and it's crowley joining us from istanbul today thank you for your time
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thank you we're going to go a little bit off the grid now one of pakistan's prominent human rights activists and lawyers has died in this very big on social media very quickly sort of saw her name materially or in the day and wasn't really sure right so we were looked into and her name hunger she's trending all across pakistan clearly the biggest conversation there at the moment she was sixty six years old though and died of a heart attack now the list of her accomplishments is quite impressive she was the chairwoman of the human rights commission of pakistan and president of the supreme court's bar association justice served as u.n. repertoire on human rights she was on the time magazine's list of one hundred most influential women and was awarded france's highest civilian honor along with the swedish version of the nobel prize she said her work defending blasphemy cases often led to death threats for her and her family. there are taboos about not being
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able to discuss your right as a citizen. who should have political rights and not be suppressed by the military very few people talk about it and that also very guarded. and the few of us who don't say to the god of venom do get a recreational threats indirectly. twenty year old pakistani activist malala yousafzai she tweeted calling asla a savior of democracy and human rights she said i cannot believe she is no more among us the best tribute to her sick continue her fight for human rights and democracy now here in pakistan do let us know how you will remember john here you can tweet me directly at leo harding a.j. e find us on what's app or you can use or hash tag a.j. news. thank you for that. couple of questions or issues coming up to do with yemen on the live stream today on facebook alexander's us what kind of person is being
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put on m.b.'s that is mohamed bin someone of course in saudi arabia to resolve the yemeni war but it's coming from michael which i find quite interesting thank you michael for getting in touch with us yemen is not at war people are at war and they're using yemen as their battleground and the saudi blockade and that is what a lot of people would tell you as well that it is almost this is a phrase which if you use the proxy war or at least a proxy battleground between in this case saudi arabia and iran so thank you for bringing in your questions and your comments on yemen there on any of the topics that you've seen on the news good today the hashtag is. good of course. joining us in a moment to talk sport we're going to hear of course flows from the winter olympics but the volunteers as well one braving the cold to make these. a success.
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welcome back to the news group on al-jazeera on come on santa maria it is the eve of something called red day that is the international movement against the use of child soldiers we're going to be focusing in on south sudan where there is actually some hope for some of these yes no he's been in this coming out of so south sudan more than three hundred child soldiers were released this week in south sudan after negotiations between the government and armed groups to free them it's called the laying down of the gun ceremony where fighters surrounding or surrender the kids to the government after years of fighting this time eighty seven girls and two hundred twenty four boys were set free the u.n. says seven hundred more child soldiers should be released in the coming weeks the
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u.n. has released almost two thousand child soldiers soldiers so far many of them were under the age of thirteen now the stories from these children are shockingly similar one of the boys released this week is seventeen year old christopher he said he was forced to join and said quote they told me to kill my mother when she came they told me to shoot her i'd be killed instead i had no option i just ask god to forgive me the gun christopher was using jammed and his mother survived now that he is free christopher said his family has forgiven him now jamie macintoshes the vice president of programs for world vision canada a group helping many of these child soldiers he sent us this from tanzania. some of these children were just on their way to school when they were abducted and taken in the bush to work for two or three years not knowing when they would be able to reunite with their families many of them the ones that are in care often it's because we haven't been able to find their parents some of their parents have been
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killed we're calling for the absolute eradication of the use of of child soldiers children should never be parties to conflict they should be protected they should be uplifted they should be cared for and to throw them into harm's way and to visit this violence upon them whether it's rape or psychological middle manipulation physical abuse is a torment beyond their years all right well let's bring in the das own sons you go to the chief of child protection at unicef south sudan where the children were released how do you even begin to reintegrate children into society after they've been psychologically and sexually abused for years thank you very much. she then who was being released from. a couple of the. first of all of those jane got families whose families got already traced and then i was
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stating that i mean by we have got it you don't was dating tell you care sent out at the moment we have fifty gallows and forty boys who are stealing it and gets into an defaced and foremost action which was to place is to make sure that all these two do not receiving psychosocial support through our special way because from and your pipe knows what trying to do that job but also apart from continuation of the family tracing for these two dead. we had diem heads. as we had planned to do the pave of the cuban make sure the north viet take in tens of say college equal well being of these cheated all of us we know that they have been facing challenges where they have been living in and groups in forests without appearing to care now our scituate as a dean said go social profiling of all these today and to and to timing the extent of the effect of safety or psychosocial wellbeing so that they can take the reins
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and provide services according to the if it is there any fear that the families or the community members will not accept some of these children back so. we have seen that community very accepting these two then they are welcoming them back to the community they are upbeat a few of the kind of showing signs of worries but see we are happy that they are receiving them very well and it's makes our job easy because even those who are really fighting with their families now social way because we'll be doing for up to check on them to talk to them to provide seiko social support and of course we continued profiling of those who will be going back to school and those who mete out a series and just quickly here the u.n. says are still nineteen thousand more child soldiers currently in the armed forces what's being done to free them sorry come again they're now nineteen thousand
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more child soldiers still in the armed forces what's being done to help them. yes. sure the reports now indicates that more than one hundred talents you didn't i was to will be used and by forces and groups and awards we have been doing is to make sure that all these parties do come from meeting to the. recruitment of cheating the out of sight and action plan but we continue that focus of oh listen to we have agreed with a number of groups to release today and after you have you will be going to need to other parts of the country to make sure that she did not read of course the stiff you got we still have conflict in south sudan and we still are receiving reports of men but unicef will doubt that agencies wait in will charge right will continue to i book it. by tuesday concrete and make sure that they are released today and is by
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their made insane action plans which they did the same to a couple of years ago but doesn't sons of going to the chief of child protection at unicef south sudan thank you so much for your time thank you very much for being. a warning this sunday to british charities the government put them on notice saying they risk losing funding if they don't address sexual misconduct among staff this is after the u.k. based aid group oxfam was forced to apologize when a report revealed samia staff had hired prostitutes in haiti after the twenty ten earthquake three employees resigned four others got the sack the report also accused oxfam of failing to alert other aid agencies about the staff accused of hiring sex workers one of them went on to head up a mission with another charity in bangladesh also went on to say one hundred twenty workers in some of britain's well known charities were also accused of sexual abuse in the last year oxfam for its part defended itself saying it carried out an
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immediate investigation in twenty eleven and denied accusations that it tried to cover up that particular scandal in haiti. what i'm apologizing for is that nine oxfam staff behaved in a way that was totally unacceptable and contrary to our values and that then led much more responsible staff to make decisions which are now seen as being by some margin or inappropriate our job is to promote the positive value so staff don't even go there but also to be absolutely intolerant of anybody who does what we've committed in the last few months is to increase the work that we do on that behavior on that culture and to do all that we possibly can to drive out any exploitation or tolerance of it that's what we're committed to alongside making this amazing difference to literally tens of millions of people around the world every year is brian concannon is
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a human rights lawyer who directs the institute for justice and democracy and haiti's in boston brian i am short on time sir apologies if we have to cut this short but just tell me about how what the people in haiti can do about this sort of thing what sort of. justice can they it because it's just i mean it's ridiculous that people who were sent there to help them are inning up abusing the situation there. and that's that's the problem there isn't all that much that the people can do i think certainly oxfam should have reported this to the haitian police especially as there was the possibility that there were minors involved and they should have let the haitian justice system do its job but as oxfam did mention haiti it is just a system is weak and when you get to humanitarian situations it's almost by definition you have a weak government in that that requires humanitarian actors to be even more accountable and to be even more careful as organizations to prevent this thing from
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happening but the opposite is actually true i mean oxfam's the oxfam revelations are really just the tip of the iceberg in the in just in haiti alone with our work you have the u.n. which has two huge accountability stand scandals one for sexual assault one for bringing cholera to eighty you have missionaries who are who are systematically involved in sexual abuse and there really is a failure of accountability by the international community humanitarian situations brian i'm sorry sorry we are up against the call care on the grid today but thank you for joining us that we could talk about what is a very important topic thank you. well thank you for covering this. right sport with winter olympics targets there jeff indeed thank you km all i was pretty cool day on the slopes of sean chang seventeen year old raed jarrar became the youngest snowboarder ever to win a medal at the winter olympics the american to gold in the men's snowboarding slopestyle on day two of the games the teenager had struggled in his first two runs
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but produced a perfect run when matter most to canadians rounded off the podium in that event max parrot won silver but it's a story about mark mcmorris that's been grabbing all the headlines this was tweeted out by the official olympic twitter account with the caption anything is possible you see the twenty four year old canadian came back from a near death experience he suffered life threatening injuries in a crash and less than a year later he's won his second a limp dick medal of bronze this tweet was like thousands of times and you know his story has been inspirational for many on social media michael landsberg who runs a charity in canada said this was mcmorris less than a year ago machines kept him alive they literally breathed life into him today he wins an olympic medal and he breathes life into anyone who is struggling to find
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hope stunning or one of the more popular events in these games is proving to be the biathlon hash tag biathlon has actually been trending on day two eleven gold medals are up for grabs here is peter stehman to talk you through the events. skiing and shooting seems like an unlikely combination for the winter olympics the roots of biathlon or in hunting techniques used by scandinavian countries and was contested between swedish and norwegian militaries in the eighteenth century in one nine hundred sixty it debuted as an official olympic event so how does it work what with a rifle strapped to their back the competitor will do leps around a cross country ski course these laps will vary from two and a half to four kilometers and at the end of each leap they stop take that rifle off their back and shoot are targets that are fifty metres away there are two types of required shooting one is standing with targets that are four and a half metres wide all lying on their stomachs shooting at targets that are not as
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big now if you miss a single target you are paralyzed and in some event so that means you have to do a one hundred fifty meter penalty loop before continuing on the race in other events it's a one minute punishment overall race distances in individual events vary from ten to twenty kilometers in duration and depending on the distance that means racing from twenty minutes to over an hour there are five separate men's and women's events in pyongyang and naturally the first across the line takes gold now there are very different story out of south korea welling to talk with some of the volunteers giving their support and time to young chang twenty. if a good a lympics is based on the enthusiasm of the hosts than the winter olympics in p.r. china where to be judged a success the tone is set by the fifteen thousand volunteers cheerful in extreme
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conditions approaching minus twenty degrees working long hours right out of ten of them over in their twenty's and simply wanted to be parts of chang's big fortnight . enjoying being a volunteer yeah sure because you know if the weather is a little bit colder it is really good opportunity to participate in this special sports event hours of standing in the cold means the uniform logistics need to be perfect they're not a many have politely registered their complaints to the games organizers the hours that we wait it's a little bit long it's nine hours for person and. there were a lot of problems with the transportation and other issue to hit the games is an outbreak of the norovirus there were over one hundred cases around the olympic site mainly affecting security guards but now sport is finally starting to take the spotlight after the extraordinary political developments between south and north korea that defined the opening of these twenty third winter games and korea could
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dream of a gold rush. in my just ports events host nation success is a vital ingredient gold medals a star means a wife of public euphoria support among the first proper diary of competition who in p.r. trying the gang the ice arena. in the men's fifteen hundred meters short track speed skating struck gold and calmed south korean. a million people. and nation is already gripped by television footage for those in the olympic parks it's a memory for life. i'm very proud that south korea managed to hold the olympics again after thirty years i came here to make good memories for my daughter. i'm very happy to see the only picks in the flesh which i usually see on t.v. despite the omnipresent elim pick marketing flavor the games have retained another mistake a plea korean charm amazing people yeah they are the games makers these guys are
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more princes and the wants of the local people come with the bits a chill at the climate lee wellings al-jazeera. and that's it for me for now back to club they far thank you for that far is back and i say nine hundred hours g.m.t. we are back right here in studio. tomorrow monday fifteen hundred outs for the.
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clark. sam's an archaeology graduate from iraq he's also a part time going to billings pergamon museum which includes a reconstruction of the famous ishtar gate in most of the people he's showing around came to germany as refugees this is just one of several billion museums taking part in the project called the meeting point and as well as bringing people together one of its aims is to emphasize the contribution of migrants right up to the present day to western culture. because i've been here for some time i can help them with lots of things that mrs ford to me the great thing is it's not just about
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museums about forming a new life here and part of life is culture. airborne vehicles harvesting every pic you take every click. click to everything through all the waves. it's time to watch the what. we believe that the deep sea the first civilian. creator of. the engineers at this time. a russian passenger plane crashes shortly after taking off from moscow's damaged port all seventy one people on board have been killed.
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