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for the congolese the journey took. means unimaginable hardship i prefer to live both because they are going to chance again life and live on a dangerous journey through the jungle. to the rails and nearly died. our children go to school and live because of the trade. risk the democratic republic of congo at this time on al-jazeera. south africa's president has given forty eight hours to resign by his own party. follow on down jordan this is our jazeera live from doha also coming up thomas parliament house lies in ruins after a cycle of losses the tiny pacific. donald trump spending plans how the u.s.
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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 seventy one people on. south africa's embattled president has been delivered a deadline state media reporting that jacob zuma has been given forty eight hours to resign by his party the african national congress that follows a mountain meeting to discuss his fate president serve is understood to have met to 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 is refused to stand down before his term ends next year the media has more from johannesburg. there's been no official. a word
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from the african national congress as to the outcome of this meeting held by the national executive committee the top 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 broadcaster 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 returned to the ne see so it would appear that the conversation they're having isn't entirely over yet 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 he doesn't want to step
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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 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. several people have been seriously injured after a powerful storm last the south pacific on a nation of tona the government's declared a state of emergency there reports. the powerful category four
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cycle own poor roofs off buildings downed power lines toppled trees and flooded low lying areas it's believed cycle on guitar is the worst storm to hit the tiny south pacific island nation in decades tongue eyes an archipelago comprising one hundred sixty nine 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 because it didn't save my town it's a bit more concerning because visibility with a b it's there and there and also there's a lot of very good. but. there's a lot of talk about a. lot of. people. believe the cycling was packing winds of two hundred thirty kilometers per hour and emergency management teams are now out assessing the damage trying to clear roads
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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 can be how can i 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. party 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 and the vast majority of americans want to see us take care of our infrastructure. on monday
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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 assistance to support for u.s. measures that the united nations like recognizing jerusalem as israel's capital but
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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 a trillion dollars with no plan for reducing america's spiraling debt
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kimberly help al-jazeera washington where margaret carlson is from the georgia institute of technology she says trump's proposed military spending increase isn't as big as he would have americans believe budget is posed is more like a throwback to the two thousand the mid two thousand and two the bush administration and in fact what then proposed for missile defense is very similar i think it was nine point three billion in the f. why two thousand and five so we're looking at a fairly typical republican increase in defense spending in fact looking at this budget i would say that in many ways has much more the fingerprints of. secretary of defense matt is any of the typical republican or conservative administration there's
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a lot of rhetoric that's going around and coming out of the white house but really it's not that surprising of a budget what is notable in the broader president's budget requests are some of those zeroing out in programs that don't have to do with defense the proposed cuts in particular to state department in usa id areas is particularly problematic strategically to police officers in the u.s. city of baltimore have been found guilty in what's been described as the biggest police corruption scandal there in a generation daniel holds and marcus taylor are 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. investigations are continuing into why a passenger jet crashed moments after takeoff from moscow on sunday all seventy one people on board were killed or a challenge reports from the crash site south of moscow. in snow covered fields
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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 many people i'm playing were blown to small pieces but the investigation is making some progress. so far only the promise of lot of books was found the search for the voice recorder is underway the contents of the recordings would allow the international aviation committee to restore the history of the flight in detail and to establish the cause of the crash . also early eyewitness accounts that the plane was burning as it fell and now being discounted dumbell in the still money at the moment of the crash the airplane was 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
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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 there giving d.n.a. samples to help identify human remains. catarina lost her mother natalia michelle 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 reach alan's al-jazeera moscow region. time for a short break here al-jazeera when we come back the man who said so each of us trainers and the tennis community as a minister ten years ago reflects on what's changed since the last. understand
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human in rio de janeiro and coming up i'll explain why soaring violence is no longer restricted to the favelas or slums that you see behind me. from the neon lights of asia. to the city that never sleeps. hello there things are turning wetter for us now across parts of the middle east is all thanks to this weather system here it's edging its way eastwards and it is bringing us a fair amount of rain now as well so plenty of wet weather stretching from the mediterranean there all the way across through parts of iraq and into iran over the high ground in the north as you might expect it is turning wintry that system then gradually edges its way further eastward still as we head through into wednesday so turkmenistan missing
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a fair amount of rain and some wintry weather too now some of that cloud is also dangling a bit further south so we're seeing it in the northern parts of saudi arabia where the systems are also doing is dragging the wind up from the south of the temperatures for many of us here are higher than you might think for this time of year so we get to around thirty three in riyadh and for us here in doha will be up at twenty eight which is eighty two in fahrenheit we might even sneak a little bit higher than that or wednesday it's just the outside chance that we could squeeze out the old shower out of this but i think generally speaking it's quite unlikely here in doha further towards the south of course in cape town looks like the weather is going to stay more or less draw over the next day or so instead will see heavier showers towards the east durban will catch one or two of those were also got the huge mass of cloud that stretches down towards madagascar have a showers here there with sponsored by qatar. the scene for us where there are online what is a very nice time in yemen that peace is always possible but it never happens not
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because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat there people that there are 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 and has posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories here on al-jazeera south african media is reporting that embattled president jacob zuma has been given forty eight hours to resign by his party the african national congress follows a marathon meeting on monday to discuss seumas fate he faces hundreds of corruption
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charges as refuse to stand down before his term ends next year. several people have been seriously injured after a powerful storm lashed the south pacific island nation of tongue the government has declared a state of emergency country's parliament houses one of many buildings now lying in ruins. and u.s. president donald trump has unveiled a four point four trillion dollars budget the twenty nineteen ramps up spending on infrastructure on the military and proposes deep cuts to health care programs for the poor and the elderly and also includes eighteen billion dollars towards trump's promised border with mexico. now in a few hours time a verdict is expected in a corruption case that brought down south korean president park geun hye it centers on her childhood friend who is accused of controlling the president and meddling in state affairs al-jazeera natasha going to reports from seoul on how the case has already impact on the country. train soon she'll is a long time friend of former president pacu to hate she's accused of using their
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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 the president. prosecutors say tweeze greed alternately disrupted the political process and shook the foundation of south korean society a total of service 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 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
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companies including samsung to donate more than seventy one million dollars to two foundations she controlled. is just one of many in snared 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 tragic presidents will continue appearing so tress casey with isn't just an isolated issue 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 mean a case with her dad mother the verdict in the pot case is expected later this year natasha going to. now the u.s. is facing criticism for inviting me and mas military to a multinational military exercise in thailand this week the annual cobra gold war
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games involves twelve thousand troops from twenty nine countries. comes despite its security forces being accused of atrocities in its recent crackdown on the country's revenge a muslim minority let's get more now from the way he joins me live from raw young in thailand wayne so what role will the contingent actually play. well there and they've been invited as observers only so that means they will not be taking part in any of the exercises over the course of the next ten days they will simply be observing some of them and we just had the opening ceremony take place here at the naval base just south of the type capital bangkok and present at that ceremony was at least one member of the forces there are supposed to be three members here but now we understand that their status may have been downgraded even further and they will not be observing all of the exercises over the next ten days but in fact will be focusing only on one aspect of this ten day program and that is
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a an exercise to provide training to the soldiers in providing humanitarian assistance which in itself is caused a lot of controversy given of course the humanitarian crisis that has unfolded in rakhine state and me and mom and the questions are already being asked wayne as to why the u.s. military didn't push back against me and moslem baldness. yes we had quite a bizarre situation leading up to the start of these exercises with many people within the u.s. government like secretary of state rex tillerson also the secretary of defense james mattis both being very critical of the situation in me and ma and yet the forces the military in the united states really stopped short of saying anything outwardly strong against what was happening in rakhine state and when questioned about why me and my contingent was being invited to these exercises the pentagon simply said well it was thailand that decided to invite me and not the united
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states even though both countries are officially co-hosts of the cobra gold exercises and that message was repeated again after the opening ceremony which was held just a few moments ago there was a media conference after it attended by among others the u.s. ambassador to thailand lynn davies and i asked him exactly that i said why didn't you push back against this invitation to me and he looked very uncomfortable with the questioning and really passed it on to the thai military commander who was present at that media conference as well and he too really refused to answer the question daryn when thank you. violence in the brazilian city of rio de janeiro has spiked to the worst levels in more than a decade particularly within the past year public safety how to improve significantly ahead of the world cup on the rio olympics but it's now become so bad that residents are resorting to unprecedented methods to stay safe america is in
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a sea of human reports. a gun battle in a busy rio de janeiro's thoroughfare terrified motorists and pedestrians look for cover desperate not to become the next victims of stray bullets. violence is again out of control in the city where a person is shot every two hours and confrontations between rival drug gangs or with police. the intensity of confrontations in urban areas is new we're seeing younger criminals with more and better weapons last month alone there are more than six hundred and forty gun battles here in rio and not just up on the hills in the favelas or the slums but right here on the asphalt as people here like to refer to the main part of the city these rifles have become so common that residents are resorting more and more to technology rather than turning to the police. where are the shootouts it's a nonprofit application the tracks gun battles in real time based on eyewitnesses
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media and police accounts so that's where. you know trying to help. and. to avoid those areas. within a million people using the app including architect and. i have started checking to see if there is something happening on the roads i will be driving it's alerted me to make a u. turn when they're being gumballs on my route. to sharp spike in violence is due in part to brazil's acute economic crisis and its police department are now. bankrupt . and so in the absence of affective police protection residents of the emblematic neighborhood and sent that is are taking extreme measures. explains that closed circuit t.v. cameras were not enough to deter criminals so the neighbors installed sirens.
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is. very every day i get it when i come home and when i leave here. it's a fear that's well founded in this city where ninety percent of murders and assaults go unpunished you see in human. rio de janeiro the u.s. defense secretary says turkey has legitimate security concerns along its southern border with syria also admitted some american backed kurdish forces had moved to syria's border region of where turkey launched an operation last month to push kurds out the u.s. has supported kurdish forces in the fight against eisel severely straining ties with turkey which sees them as a terrorist group now the deputy head of oxfam a step down of its response to allegations of sexual misconduct by some of the stuff it followed new accusations that the british charity tried to hide the findings of
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a probe into the use of prostitutes aid workers in haiti and chad. he works with the u.k. charity war on 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 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
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own and so we see not just with. aid agencies but also with private aid contract is which to fit 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 with good intentions that that's 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 volatility in the price of bitcoin has been a cause for concern over the past two months while now the sentence which mine the
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cryptocurrency in iceland are raising worries about its long term environmental impact this year the bitcoin mining centers unlikely to use more than all of homes inside the mine rows of computers are tossed with solving math problems allowing miners to claim a function of a coin not yet in circulation about eighty percent of bitcoins have already been mined only seventeen million. the man who apologized to indigenous people in australia for the mistreatment they suffered for centuries has been speaking to larger sirrah exactly ten years ago kevin rudd the country's then prime minister stood up in parliament and said sorry to generations of aboriginal children who were forcibly taken from their homes and put in state institutions under thomas has that story of the better part of this and it had been a central campaign promise in february two thousand and eight three months after being elected australia's new prime minister apologized to decades of institutional
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racism and abuse as prime minister of australia i'm sorry on behalf of the government of the strata i am sorry on behalf of the parliament of australia i'm sorry how did you feel giving that speech ten years ago i felt as if i had a responsibility and the responsibility was to begin to certain rights the wrongs who had administered to indigenous australians for the previous two hundred years or more watched by australians across the country rudd was specifically saying sorry to the stolen generations tens of thousands of people who as children had been forcibly removed from their families to bring them up often institutions as part of white australia state. you talked in that speech about a new chap's a new beginning a new start has it been yes and the reason it has been is that you can't be good in your relationship with somebody which is being breached and ruptured and this
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you've apologized that's the first step but the second step is a more practical one what do you then do to make restitution for the things that have been done wrong and that's what a national program of closing the gap between the lives of indigenous and non-indigenous australians over the last ten years has been about the initiative also launched in two thousand and eight was to close the gaps in education employment health and life expectancy between indigenous australians and everybody else but targets being missed and still all being focused on monday australia's minister said just three of sevenths hollings are on track as the strike this year what would be kevin rudd of two thousand and eight make of progress or lack of progress on those closing the gap targets i would answer that impossible question by saying that i am pleased that we've made real progress.
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and equally brutally realistic about where further progress must be made so when i see changes in the number of indigenous babies who survive rather than die when i see real changes in the number of indigenous four year olds who can now go to preschool and real changes in terms of the number of indigenous kids finishing high school i say we're beginning to turn the corner but it is like. turning the queen mary around it takes time and just three of the seven targets that were laid out being met is that disappointing to you. i would like of course to be on track for all seven but the bottom line is in all seven the trend is up and not down in three we are on target to achieve the objectives we set and they are ambitious objectives i'll be more worried if the
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performance was further down you can choose one of either of two courses in history one is to reconcile of the second is to simply sweep it all under a very uncomfortable and untidy carpet which is what many countries have done mr rudd insists indigenous australians are better off today because of his apology a decade ago andrew thomas al-jazeera canberra. stuff a quick check of the headlines here south african media 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 his fate suma faces hundreds of corruption charges and has refused to stand down before his term ends next year for me to miller has more from johannesburg. there's been no official word from the african
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national congress as to the outcome of this meeting held by the national executive committee this top decision making body of the a.n.c. but we do understand based on reports from the national broadcaster the c.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 broadcaster that was that 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 nation of tong or the government's declared a state of emergency the country's parliament house is one of many buildings now lying in ruins a verdict is expected in a south korean corruption case that brought down president park geun hey it centers on her childhood friend choice and still is accused of controlling the president and meddling in state affairs scandals or some of south korea's most influential
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business figures and politicians arrested and convicted u.s. president donald trump has unveiled a four point four trillion dollar budget for twenty nineteen iran sub spending on infrastructure and the military and proposes deep cuts to health care programs for the poor and elderly to police officers in the u.s. city of baltimore have been found guilty in what's been described as the biggest police corruption scandal there in a generation daniel holden marcus taylor facing life in prison for selling drugs and guns robbing homes and arresting innocent people the deputy head of oxfam a step down over to spawn's to alleged sexual misconduct by some of the staff that followed new accusations the charity tried to hide the findings of a probe into the use of prostitutes by aid workers in haiti and chad those were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after the street station that's a water bottle. facing realities growing up when did you realize that you were
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living in a special place the so-called secret city getting to the heart of the matter while activists to live in jail just because she expressed herself hear their story on the talk to al-jazeera at this time. i'm femi oke a south african president jacob zuma political future is uncertain after days of negotiations between him and the country's ruling african national congress this comes more than a year before his second term is due to expire and today we discussed once it was possible to.

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