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a young so molly refugee thrilled to gain u.s. residency in twenty sixteen. i was told i was lucky too good to say i was a really really high god answered my prayer but with anti immigrant sentiment under the trump presidency al-jazeera won't ask sally was when his american dream is still alive and so molly in america at this time on al-jazeera. south africa's president has given forty eight hours to resign by his own party. alone down in jordan this is down to zero live from doha also coming up as ollivant house lies in ruins after
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a cyclon launches the tiny pacific kingdom. donald trump spending plans how the u.s. president wants to divvy up more than four trillion dollars plus. investigators are still searching for the cause of a plane crash in russia which killed all seventy one people on. south africa's embattled president has been delivered a deadline state media is reporting that jacob zuma has been given forty eight hours to resign values party the african national congress it follows a marathon meeting to discuss his fate and see president serum a post is understood to have met the main person to inform him of the party's decision from a poster ramped up the pressure on sunday saying the issue was causing disunity and discord zuma faces a number of corruption charges but has refused to stand down before his term ends next year for me to miller has more from johannesburg. there's been no official
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word from the african national congress as to the outcome of this meeting held by the national executive committee the stop decision making body of the a.n.c. but we do understand based on reports from the national broadcaster the s a b c that as well as the secretary general of the a.n.c. met with jacob zuma to relay a message from the a.n.c. and according to the state podcast that was jacob zuma has a day or potentially to to resign as president of the country now the n.c. has been meeting throughout the day in fact so rob him of course are returned to the any sea so it would appear that the conversation they're having isn't entirely over yet but jacob zuma is certainly under pressure all indications are given his behavior in the last ten days or so he is resistant he's resisting this resignation
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he doesn't want to step down and if that continues to be the case the a.n.c. would then have to institute proceedings for a motion of no confidence to be debated in the parliament now the opposition parties in south africa have done exactly that expected to debate a motion of no confidence next week they want to put forward by parliament if the speaker of parliament doesn't agree to the demands by the opposition they say they're going to court ultimately jacob zuma is under fire from all sides what most a tremendous will to him is the position that his party the african national congress has taken in that they've said now it's time to go. was seumas nine years in power have been marred with controversy and economic problems he survived eight no confidence votes in parliament most recently in august last year in twenty
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sixteen a court ruled that zuma should face charges of bribery and in one thousand nine hundred nine arms deal he's also been accused of accepting outside influence in government decisions and cabinet appointments by the gupta is a wealthy indian born business family now living in south africa zuma and some of his family members along with the group his are also being investigated on charges of international money laundering he was also accused of using twenty three million dollars of government funds to renovate his private home including a pool and outdoor theater he later paid the money back when they could quit azan africa policy analyst he says the a.n.c. his decision is an exercise in damage control ahead of next year's elections. this is largely a political decision yes the courts have we are talking legal issues we are talking about possible whether he will be. charged but it is a political decision if it is the perception south africa goes to the polls next year to elect a new leader i think the a.n.c.
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is worried about the e-mail because this story has been played so much as the litany of that you read about mr zuma shows there's me and long he has this image he has been knighted that he's done anything wrong it hasn't been proven in court but this is a political decision and i for one thing the a.n.c. is worried that if he doesn't leave quickly and mr opposite comes in to show that things are changing spruce up the economy also do some things that the grassroots want to include in londra form the n.c.s. worry that if they don't do that the chances in the next year's elections will be pretty bad so this is a political decision and so i'm saying if the errancy wants to it could given the concessions that he he does want. several people have been seriously injured after a powerful storm lashed the south pacific island of tonga the governments took out a state of emergency pull today reports from. the powerful category four cycle
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own poor roofs off buildings downed power lines toppled trees and flooded low lying areas it's believed cycling guitar is the worst storm to hit the tiny south pacific island nation in decades as an archipelago comprising one hundred sixty on islands around three thousand kilometers east of australia more than half of all homes and buildings including kong as parliament house are said to be damaged or destroyed there are very serious about. my town it's a bit more concerning because they need to have it be it's here and there and also there's a lot of you know very. frankly. there's a lot of rubble of a. lot of. people. the cycling was packing winds of two hundred thirty kilometers per hour and emergency
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management teams are now out assessing the damage trying to clear roads and working to restore power and water. the cyclon is now moving towards an area south of fiji it's expected to weaken and bring rain and winds to new zealand by the weekend paul chowder gian al jazeera. u.s. president donald trump has sent congress a four point four trillion dollar budget for twenty nineteen it proposes a huge infrastructure program and an extra seven hundred billion dollars for the pentagon along with deep cuts to domestic programs that provide medical and food aid to the poor and the elderly but it's committee health that reports it's really about setting out the administration's priorities since congress is likely to ignore it. for years republicans in washington promise to cut government spending if they're part. won the white house but for the second straight year republican president donald trump's done just the opposite we will build we will maintain
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and the vast majority of americans want to see us take care of our infrastructure. on monday trump presented his twenty one thousand budget proposal giving the world a hard look at his administration's spending priorities they include a proposal for one point five trillion to rebuild roads bridges and airports and six hundred eighty six billion for the u.s. military a thirteen percent increase from the previous year proposal also reduces the state department budget by nine billion or twenty six percent that decrease includes the elimination of a program promoting climate change we have spent seven trillion dollars in the middle east seven trillion dollars what a mistake. as with his twenty eight team plan trump has again proposed cuts to humanitarian and economic aid last december he threatened to link foreign
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assistance to support for u.s. measures at the united nations like recognizing jerusalem as israel's capital but when it comes to foreign spending congress largely ignored trump's last budget proposal and is expected to do the same for twenty nineteen. last week the u.s. congress approved its own to your spending deal that the president signed into law . keeping the government open with boost to defense of domestic spending that congressional deal essential overrides the budgets released by the white house the president has merely when it comes to the budget the power to propose but it is congress that appropriates and decides and congress decided and appropriated last week but what is consistent about both proposals is unrestrained spending trumps budget projects a deficit of more than
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a trillion dollars with no plan for reducing america's spiraling debt kimberley health get al-jazeera washington will ending infrastructure has long been a source of discontent for many americans despite being the world's richest country the us scored a mere d. plus in last year's american society of civil engineers report card brown rebel is a senior fellow in budget cuts and economics at the manhattan institute he says state of u.s. infrastructure is costing the economy trillions. we're a big country we have three hundred million people and we're out we have a large geography and so when you have that much land and that many people you not only need the classic infrastructure highways bridges airports electrical grid but you also need the new infrastructure of things like broadband and we are falling behind in these areas and so but at a certain point something's got to give because what happens is you end up reducing productivity and economic anomic growth there is a difference in approach is right now the republican approach is very very focused
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on leveraging the private sector in state and local governments democratic party is more focused on washington taking the lead on that and so you kind of see a philosophical approach right now we're seeing this a lot with airlines an air traffic control where the republicans want to move towards private sector control and the democrats are very nervous of that you also have the issue of funding democrats are much more interested in raising taxes raising gas taxes raising income taxes republicans are very nervous that so until they come to an agreement on how to pay for it and how much to leverage the private sector it's really going to be gridlock on this issue to police officers in the u.s. city of baltimore have been found guilty and what's been described as the biggest police corruption scandal there in a generation daniel holmes and marcus taylor facing life in prison for selling drugs and guns robbing homes and arresting innocent people they were part of an elite squad other officers from that unit are also on trial and the stations are
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continuing into why a passenger jet crashed moments off the taking off from moscow on sunday afternoon old seventy one people on board lost their lives really challenge reports from the crash site south of moscow. in snow covered fields seventy kilometers southeast of moscow there's grim work going on this is where a passenger plane fell out of the sky on sunday killing all seventy one people on board it's freezing cold and the force of the crash meant people i'm playing were blown to small pieces but the investigation is making some progress. so far only the promise of a lot of books was found the search for the voice recorder is underway the content of the recordings would allow the international aviation committee to restore the history of the flight in detail and to establish the course of the crash. also early eyewitness accounts that the plane was burning as it fell and now being discounted them all in the still money at the moment of the crash the airplane was
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intact with no fire on board the explosion took place after the plane crashed but it's too soon for the earth or tease here to say with any confidence why the plane came down sifting through all the fragments scattered across the fields here is going to be a laborious process hampered by the deep snow hundreds of body parts have already been found and investigators say they're going to keep looking for perhaps another seven days or so is in mourning for the city of the southern tip of the euro mountains is where the answer of one for eight was flying to relatives they're giving d.n.a. samples to help identify human remains. catarina lost her mother natalia michele rickover. to the very end yesterday we believe that at least someone would survive we call the airports barely managed to get through and then they published the lists and mom was second from the bottom of the list like all those who've lost loved ones she'll be waiting for any information that can explain this tragedy will
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reach alan's al-jazeera moscow region. lots also to come here not just here including in south korea but it's too soon a corruption case that led to the downfall of the country's president. i probed negotiated smaller years. barack obama's take on his official portrayed as u.s. president for the state. hello there we're seeing a lot of rain over parts of north america at the moment most of it's out of this weather system here it's ground to a whole thanks to an area of high pressure that's remained in place and just to is east amount that is done is made the system stay exactly where it is we've seen a day or so ferry heavy downpours across this region and we have seen some localized flooding that system eventually now is beginning to peter out and to the
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north of it we're also going to see a change to the weather here it's cold at the moment two degrees will be our maximum in new york on tuesday but by wednesday will be up to the dizzy heights of ten which is fifty in fahrenheit meanwhile towards the west we've got more in the way of snow making its way into the northwestern part of the u.s. in the southwestern parts of canada and some of that is looking very heavy for the central america's there's not a great deal showing up on the satellite picture we're told but generally what's happening are the winds a floating down from the northeast and they're bringing in little bit more in the way of cloud around some of the coast one or two hours i will see that continue as we head through the next few days some of those showers could turn out to be a little bit heavy of a further towards the south though and here is where the wetter weather is it's been incredibly wet over parts of bolivia recently but here the rains are beginning to ease now instead we're seeing some heavy rain make its way down to the eastern parts of brazil around rio.
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only benefit. of. documentaries that open your eyes. at this time on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories here on al-jazeera south african media is
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reporting that embattled president jacob zuma has been given forty eight hours to resign but his party the a.n.c. follows a marathon meeting on monday to discuss sumus fate he faces a number of corruption charges but has refused to stand down before his term ends next year. has caused havoc in the pacific kingdom of tonga the country's parliament house is one of many buildings that are now lying in ruins and there's no word yet on the casualties. and u.s. president donald trump has unveiled four point four trillion dollars budget for twenty nineteen ramps up spending on infrastructure on the military and proposes deep cuts to health care programs for the poor and elderly but also includes eighteen billion dollars towards trump's promise buildable with mexico. in a few hours' time a verdict is expected in a south korean corruption case that brought down the former president. it centers on her childhood friend is accused of controlling the president and meddling in state affairs al-jazeera reports now from seoul on how the case has already. in
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part of the country. to a soon she'll is a longtime friend of former president pacu behave she's accused of using their forty year shared history to influence and control the presidency this is not a democratic special persecution and being forced to confess to committing crimes with the president. prosecutors say choice greed ultimately disrupted the political process and shook the foundation of south korean society a total of seventeen million people protested weakly last year and became the first president in the country's history to be impeached and removed from office is fighting eighteen charges including bribery coersion and abuse of power she's been defiant telling reporters the case against her is simply political revenge is facing a twenty five year prison term which your attorney says is tantamount to
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a death sentence for the sixty one year old. this is so unfair i don't deserve to be treated like this. prosecutors say unapologetic stance only reaffirms their position that she deserves the maximum sentence they say she pressured fifty companies including samsung to donate more than seventy one million dollars to two foundations she controlled trade is just one of many it's narrowed in the country's biggest political corruption scandal ever. the fundamental problem is that too much power is concentrated in the presidency if we stick to this current system transit presidents will continue appearing so tress casey with isn't just an isolated it's also problems stemming from the system talk through nation ship which runs deep she was also close to trace father when he was alive he was a cult leader who said he could communicate with her dad mother the verdict in the
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pot case is expected later this year natasha going to the era. where robert kelly is from national university he says the outcome of this trial is lot to be very different from that of the recent. me. there's a big concern that this woman will get a fair trial which is to say that sort of like you know public opinion here is just nationally just people just can't stand this woman and they're all looking for a major sentence my own sense is that she's sort of did an awful lot and she will be convicted but i mean there is going to be a discussion about whether or not it was even possible for her to get a fair shake i would be surprised if a is given a pass in the same way that the samsung. error was in part because lee i mean this is sort of one of the bad things about sort of criminal justice and career right i mean it is kind of like stacked in favor of the wealthy right i mean table the table the big conglomerates in the green economy chaebol elites have often gotten let out of jail for all kinds of sort of slippery reasons in the past and
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a lot of people sort of thought that might be the same case here imprisoning the head of samsung the most important corporation in korea was pretty gutsy and a lot of people thought it would be rolled back and it was the thing is that she doesn't really have that kind of supporting more and she's not actually standing in front of some large conglomerate that accounts for four percent of g.d.p. or something like that and she's really out on her own and she's associated with extraordinarily unpopular president so i mean the political forces behind the ruling are different what we learned one park and he was removed was that a lot of the people around her were pretty shady the heads of criminal backgrounds of the more really qualified right and so there's going to be a big discussion about who's actually allowed to get near to the president and and actually spend presidential monies that's one of the things that she did right she turned out to be very good at sort of ripping off the presidency between ripping off the country and i think the other big issue is there be constraints on the powers of the presidency as one of your interviewees in the previous report noted the korean presidency is very very powerful compared to the legislature it's probably too strong and so there have been efforts as been a whole constitutional revision discussion in the last year or so to roll to rein
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in the powers of the presidency so you don't get a repeat of this. the u.k. serious ford office has charged barclay's bank with providing unlawful financial assistance to qatar investors during the banking crisis a decade ago in two thousand and eight to avoid a bailout from the u.k. government barclays borrowed more than sixteen billion dollars from qatari backers and other investors under the deal barclays loan three billion dollars back to cats our holdings well the british government says the loan was used either directly or indirectly to buy shares in barclays it says this amounts to unlawful financial assistance with the same charges are made against the bank's holding company last june and four former senior executives have also been charged with fraud the bank says it intends to defend itself against the charges for robert rhodes the barrister specializing in business crime and fraud he explained why barclays took this action ten years ago our financial system almost went under the british government had to invest over one trillion pounds into banks including something
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like forty five billion pounds into r.p.'s and the taxpayers salut over twenty billion pounds bulk is a learnt of the big banks managed to avoid going to the government for assistance and it had its own fund raising methods in two thousand and eight it raised twelve billion pounds midst of it through katter and middle east generally in october two thousand and eight barclays lent catarrh holdings it's a three billion dollars. billions of pounds worth of shares were bought and barclays also paid character holdings three hundred thirty two million pounds for advisory services what the government is saying is or there's a first say look this was a new financial assistance because this money was this went round in a circle simply to prop up its share price which is illegal. now iraq is hoping for
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more concrete pledges from international donors on the second day of a conference on rebuilding cities and infrastructure shattered by the conflict with eisel on monday n.g.o.s pledged more than three hundred million dollars to the reconstruction effort that's still well short of the one hundred billion dollars the government says it needs some said reports from kuwait the silence after destruction that screams out for help town after town in iraq's once vibrant sunny heartland now beating with lifelessness these are some of the places iraqi officials attending a conference in kuwait one to rebuild and asking the world to help. with. the iraqi government is presenting this conference we're going to fishel document detailing its vision and plan for reconstruction a year but the big question is what commitments are countries and companies ready to make this vague talk of future announcements but specifics so far in short
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supply to our minister of economic development similar will be coming in he will bring with them a more precise idea there will be in major financing announcement tomorrow or in the next couple of days. iraqi officials are staying optimistic pushing the u.s. in particular to commit more they have to have responsibility about iraq no just to defeat but to rebuild the economy n.g.o.s on the other hand they did announce they'll commit over three hundred million dollars to various humanitarian causes in iraq but that's a far cry from the one hundred billion dollars iraq's prime minister said rebuilding his country will cost now to get that level of cash the government will have to overcome some very real challenges challenges like corruption security political instability and displacement. the displaced like this my from ramadi
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it's hard to go through the rubble of your house harder still to go sifting through the memories of a shattered life a u.s. led coalition air strike in two thousand and four destroyed this meyer's house and killed his wife and two of his children eisel then destroyed his house a second time in two thousand and fifteen no matter how hard he tries to put the pieces back together life seems really. no official zur n.g.o.s have come to ask us what we need or what's waste we're missing we're only seeking our rights we're not begging. the sign of have been a camp i'm alive now live says well come but the conditions don't have an ear once attracted tourists it now hosts people who have nowhere else to go officials in kuwait have to convince investors but they also have to convince iraqis they have a future other than just being tossed around like pawns in power games sami's a
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than al-jazeera kuwait the deputy head of oxfam has stepped down over to sponsor allegations of sexual misconduct by some of the stuff that followed new accusations the british charity tried to hide the findings of an investigation into the use of prostitutes by aid workers in haiti and child well to see sami works with the u.k. charity war and want she says there's a lack of accountability between aid workers and the countries where they are based . the real problem here is that we bring people from outside these countries often from the west to have a background in that country or an understanding of the cultural history and they go in there and they're in charge they're in a position of power where they get to dictate the terms in which change happens and how they perceive poverty eradication to look like in that particular country so really there is a problem of vetting and of impunity that happens in these countries but also why
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is it that we need to be bringing in people from overseas in the first place and there is a really troubling situation i think in the development sector of not really recognizing or allowing people to be determining the terms of development on their own and so we see not just with the aid agencies but also with private aid contract is which also kind of fund that they use local stuff and when they do their stuff and not in positions of power they're not paid the same amount and so of course it just it breeds this sense. of racial and gender hierarchy which is exactly what aid and development should be working to destroy not to cement and so that's where i really think we need to be considering what is this model that we're ok with something happens under the guise of charity or in the under the guise of military assistance or peace building and we consider that because this is done
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with good intentions that that sufficient and what that's led to is it is a crisis i would say you know this is not about just oxfam this is about a number of different charities now volatility in the price a bit coin has been a cause for concern over the past two months we're now the centers which mine the cryptocurrency in iceland are raising worries about its long term environmental impact this year the big going. on longer to use more tricity all of homes inside the mine runs of computers are tossed with solving must problems allowing manas to claim a function of the coin not yet in circulation. now barack obama wanted a little less of the silver fox look but the gray head as are still there in his official portrayed as a former u.s. president the pictures of a bomb and form with us lady michelle have been unveiled at the smithsonian's national portrait gallery in washington d.c. painted by kenda wiley and a machine around the first african-american artist the gallery has ever
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commissioned for official pull traits of a former us president i tried to negotiate was great here. and your head is artistic integrity would not allow him to do what i asked i tried negotiate smaller ears. struck out on that as well i am a little overwhelmed to say the least i have so many thoughts and feelings rolling around inside of me now i am humbled. i am honored and proud. let's have a quick check of the top stories here south african media are reporting that embattled president jacob zuma has been given forty eight hours to resign by his party the african national congress it follows a mouth and meeting on monday to discuss the most fate he faces
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a number of corruption charges refuse to stand before his term ends next year to be the miller has more from johannesburg. there's been no official word from the african national congress as to the outcome of this meeting held by the national executive committee this talk decision making body of the a.n.c. but we do understand based on reports from the national broadcaster the c.b.c. that so remote force as well as the secretary general of the a.n.c. met with jacob zuma to relay a message from the a.n.c. and according to the state board cost that was the jacob zuma has a day or potentially to to resign as president of the country several people have been seriously injured after a powerful storm lashed the south pacific island of tonga the government's declared a state of emergency the country's parliament house is one of many buildings now
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lying in ruins power's out and there's extensive flooding donald trump has unveiled a four point four trillion dollars budget for twenty nineteen it ramps up spending on infrastructure on the military and proposes deep cuts to health care programs for the poor and elderly it also includes eighteen billion dollars towards trump's promise bootable with mexico. a verdict is expected in a south korean corruption case that brought down president park geun hye centers on her childhood friend choice and still was accused of controlling the president and meddling in state affairs scandals or some of south korea's most influential business figures and politicians arrested and convicted iraq is hoping for more concrete pledges from international donors on the second day of a conference on rebuilding cities and infrastructure shattered by the war with i saw on monday non-governmental organizations pledged more than three hundred billion dollars to the reconstruction effort but that's still well short of the one hundred billion dollars the government says it needs. the headlines the news
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