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south african president jacob zuma remains defiant as the ruling party threatens a no confidence vote if he doesn't resign by thursday. but on as i'm sick of this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. pledges
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a made to help rebuild iraq but is there enough money to do the job properly. police recommend the israeli prime minister's indictment on corruption charges for benjamin netanyahu says nothing will come of it. on untruthfulness in sydney well this of responding to the woman incidents recorded it will strike you as a refugee person it's. a low pressure is growing on south africa's president to step down from his own party but jacob zuma says he's not going anywhere right now president said he had proposed a longer transition period handing over power after june the a.n.c. rejected that plan and demand that he step down by thursday. so i found it very strange that i'm going to be told by my organization you now must go. because.
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we now have two new president thomas comey not to following any policy of the a.n.c. there's nothing of that nature i need a miller has more now from pretoria. this is the first time that south africans have heard from jacob zuma throughout this period we calls for him to step down and grown in intensity jacob zuma held an interview with the state broadcaster and he used that interview to explain his position and essentially defend himself he says he has no understanding of why the african national congress wants to recall him and as i asked him to step down he says the party hasn't followed a normal policy to determine that he should step down and what he says is that he is not defying the a.n.c. he just doesn't agree with the decision that it's made jacob zuma maintains that there aren't two centers of power and that this shouldn't be a reason why he should be made to step down he says he's in fact wanted to stay in
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office until at least june in the use that period to show united front within the a.n.c. to international community and international bodies use that time to introduce the incoming president to the international community jacob zuma has painted himself as the victim he said he's been victimized he does plan to address the nation later in the day but we don't expect the president to say anything different to what he said so far it certainly would be a surprise if he changes his tune but for now jacob zuma says he's staying put and this is why the african national congress is moving to have a motion of no confidence debated in parliament on thursday this is how it will get rid of jacob zuma following that parliament will be the parliament but the ministers in cabinet will then also a be removed and cerebrum oppose us sworn in as president and
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a new cabinet named. south africa's influential gupta family have been accused of corruption involving president jacob zuma sharla bellus takes a look at the group the brothers who become central figures in this story. twenty five years after immigrating from india brothers a.j. and brijesh one of the richest families in south africa they went from success to success with investments in media energy air travel mining and technology they first met president jacob zuma more than a decade ago one of the company of events wasn't long before several xoom is working for the govt is but their relationship didn't become controversial until the go to strew a luxury waiting in twenty thirteen and chartered a plane with more than two hundred wedding guests to an air force base that the state dignitaries it was a national scandal about the same time allegations surface that they had pushed president zuma on certain ministerial appointments allegations that gupta's and
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zuma denies i am in charge of the government i'm in charge i point. in terms of the constitution there is no minister who is the here who was appointed by the does. the accusation stuck the national ombudsman published a three hundred fifty five page report on the matter and twenty six think it's title state of capture became a household term the normally media shy go tos had little choice but to respond. lobbyist markets to capture. the concern of that i'm afraid only ok you did me as a friend of the people mad thing and met office what all of the panelists explain and understand that captured is that. when you are taking any advantage of anything a.j. got to say listen two percent of their business is government related to their image
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was tying to it now with the arrests of several members of the good family many will be looking to see how this case will impact the president. one person has been arrested after a shooting outside the entrance to the u.s. national security agency's headquarters in maryland three people are reported to have been wounded it happened outside the agency's campus in fort meade president donald trump has been briefed on the incident. an international summit for iraq's reconstruction has ended with billions of dollars pledged to rebuild the country after the defeat of isis donors put up more than thirty six billion dollars mainly in loans and investment but the iraqi government says it needs up to one hundred billion sammy then has more from kuwait city. if you look at some of the numbers coming in they're adding up but they're still short of either about one hundred billion dollars that iraq's prime minister said would be the total price tag for total reconstruction of the country we have some of the biggest numbers coming in
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for example from the united kingdom saying it will be one billion dollars a year in the shape of the export loads over a period of ten years so theoretically over a period of ten years that would add up to ten billion dollars we've got also turkey committing itself also to five billions also in the shape of a loan the united states of america with three billion in terms of actual grounds pledged one billion dollars and we have the european union with four hundred thousand dollars now the big question is of course how much of this will transpire you might remember back in two thousand and three we had an international donors conference in madrid there a total of thirty three billion dollars was pledged but a year later another donors follow up conference had to be held in tokyo japan because only a fraction of that money had come in the u.s.
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secretary of state has called on iran to withdraw its armed groups from syria during talks with syrian opposition figures in jordan rex tillerson made the comments in a man way signed an agreement with the jordanian foreign minister but iranian officials say their military presence is legitimate and called for the withdrawal of u.s. troops. well we are quite concerned about the recent incident involving israel israel and iranian assets inside of syria and i think this again illustrates why iran's presence in syria is only destabilizing to the region so we think iran needs to withdraw its military its militia from syria and allow a hope for peace process to take hold in geneva israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he will continue to run the country despite police recommending that he be charged for corruption and bribery netanyahu is accused of accepting the only three hundred thousand dollars in gifts from billionaire benefactors he's also
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suspected of backroom deals with the publisher of an israeli newspaper for favorable coverage i mean it's a good first of all i want to reassure you the coalition is stable and no one not myself not anyone else plans to hold elections we will continue to work together with you for the people of israel until the end of the term after i read the reconditioned report i can say it is biased extreme full of holes like swiss cheese a palestinian man has been beaten by settlers near the mosque compound in occupied east jerusalem the man had a seizure before locals came to his aid he is now in hospital being treated violence broke out off the settlers were prevented from storming the compound by armed guards have been other incidents of settler violence in the occupied west bank. the financial crisis in gaza is forcing hospitals and clinics to close patients card use intensive care beds and those with contagious diseases have to
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stay in overcrowded rooms qatar and the u.a.e. are provided money to install generators in hospitals and it could be another week before it happens bernard smith reports from gaza. mohamed el sir he has severe epilepsy this machine delivers a precise dosage of a drug every hour to control the two year old seizures for thirteen days now the electricity that powers it has come from solar panels the hospital like all in gaza has not been give money for generate a fuel and money but i was astonished i live in the power goes off for one minute my son loses his life he should be in the i.c.u. he needs an x. ray well he couldn't do that. much of the rest of this pediatric hospital is in darkness. it's happening because the facts are dominated palestinian authority in the west bank is refusing to release money until hamas hands over the taxes it
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gathers inside gaza both sides agreed in october that the p.a. would take over governing here but deadlines keep being missed. this is the intensive care unit and twelve days ago the doctors he had to take really the incredibly difficult decision to close the unit to save electricity it's very energy and electricity intensive in here and that power can be diverted to keep the rest of the hospital open there are five beds in the three that were occupied or those patients have been transferred to another hospital. they get most six hours of electricity a day here the rest of the time generators keep people alive the hospital director who's worked through all garza's crises and wars over the last twenty five years tells us he's never seen it so bad. if someone comes up to midnight with something critical sometimes we can save his life in five
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minutes when we have electricity we needed to give electric shocks for resuscitation for x. rays for everything. in the few rooms with power a crowded patients and parents some of these children have contagious diseases like viral meningitis they should not be kept like this but the hospital director says they have no option it risks a wider outbreak of disease and that's potentially catastrophic in this densely populated sealed off on clay of almost two million people bernard smith al-jazeera gaza still ahead on al-jazeera i will tell you why a british man who fought against isis is now being charged with a terror offense. what we have seen so far is cruel and barbaric to top it off they have the gall to blame the media. the united nations steps up the pressure on the animal's government over the ranger crisis.
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welcome back the weather across much of central and southern parts of china and taiwan is looking pretty good at the moment trying high temperatures only at ten degrees celsius and indeed as head on through into friday just seven with a threat of some rain but otherwise it's looking good across indochina twenty five and sunny and her only in vietnam across a miramar thirty four degrees there in yang gone sless head across into south asia with the weather for the most part is also fine visibility doesn't seem to be too bad at the moment. nighttime visibility about a thousand meters or so so no problems there but otherwise temperatures looking pretty good into the high twenty's or low thirty's for many areas delhi some twenty four fine conditions for crotch in pakistan northern parts of pakistan and indeed india got more in the way of cloud with the threat of a little bit of snow but otherwise it should be fine as we head on through into
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friday but notice for colombo sri lanka we could just see wanted to share this here in the arabian peninsula we've got cloud across northern parts of the region but further towards the south it's largely dry and fine temperatures really still way above a ship at this time of the twenty six in doha just not seen winter arrive at all heading through into friday close moves little bit further towards a scythe but she's still say fine and dry in mecca with high seer of thirty four. the scene for us whether online what is a very nice time in yemen that peace is almost possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on set there are people that are choosing between buying another place and eating base is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist who's close to the story joined the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera
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. well again you're watching al-jazeera minder of our top stories this hour. south africa's president jacob zuma says he's not going anywhere as his party's take steps to remove him from office the a.n.c. has asked him to resign if he doesn't there will be a vote of no confidence in south africa's parliament on thursday. more than thirty six billion dollars have been put up in loans investments to help rebuild iraq at a summit in kuwait the iraqi government says up to one hundred billion is needed following the defeat of isis. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he'll continue to run the country despite police recommendations to charge him for
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corruption and bribery but in the i was accused of accepting nearly three hundred thousand dollars in gifts from billionaire benefactors. russia says it cannot rule out the presence of russian mercenaries in syria but adds they are not connected to its armed forces that's after reports that more than two hundred government fighters were killed in dealers or last week in fighting with u.s. coalition forces russia says it's only aware of its citizens being deployed there as part of the russian armed forces russia's been supporting the government of president bashar assad our convoy of aid supplies has reached. in syria it's the first delivery since late november the u.n. is warning the suburb is that breaking point after a recent heavy bombing by government and russian forces in eastern hooter's home to four hundred thousand people and has been under siege since twenty thirteen the aid delivery will provide food and medical supplies to seven thousand people. also in
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eastham who to doctors and nurses staged a protest against the targeting of hospitals their world health organization say more than seven hundred patients are waiting for medical evacuation and hospitals are running short of supplies about how to get up one of them on a in the recent military campaign by the syrian regime their forces have targeted every aspect of civilian life in ghouta their regimes forces use the most ferocious means of bombardment many hospitals were directly targeted and destroyed three of our medical centers were shelled and destroyed one of our crew members was killed and three others injured. a british man who fought with kurdish fighters against iceland syria is appearing in court charged with a tariff fence it's the first of its kind in the u.k. nadine barber is at the court in london will this prosecution is the first of its kind in britain james matthews who's forty three and a former british soldier is appearing in court for a preliminary hearing where he'll be formally charged with attending
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a terrorist training camp in syria now he was working in saudi arabia teaching english when he says he saw a video of what he called a female jihadist holding the head of another woman and he was so horrified that he felt compelled to go and fight against icily in syria fighting alongside the white p.g. the kurdish force in the north of syria in twenty fifteen he appeared in a documentary shown on national t.v. here in britain alongside two other britons fighting on the front line for the y.p. jeep one of those two men was killed last year in rock and in fact mr matthews came back to britain to attend his funeral now this is unusual because previously there haven't been such prosecutions of people who've been fighting against i saw there have been prosecutions of men mainly men returning from syria who fought for i saw
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but there was one young man who was in his twenty's josh walker who was charged with offenses which happens which allegedly happens in britain but not to do with what he was doing for the white p.g. out in syria so this is an unusual step by the author or a tease here jim matthews is supported by some of his former colleagues and friends and he's certainly never expressed anything but pride in what he's done. the u.s. ambassador to the un nikki haley has accused me of handing its minority rid of muslim population what she calls a death sentence the u.s. is demanding myanmar end the violence against the revenger with senates is pushing for more sanctions on the army mike hanna reports from washington the plight of the rethink is highlighted in this exhibition on capitol hill around the table discussion on the crisis is joined by some of the senators who are adamant that the
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time has come for military leaders to be held accountable for the well documented abuse suffered in iraq current state and i hope this exhibit right here on capitol hill well help bring to the american people the need the urgency for us to help the rohingya muslims and to prevail in the future atrocities in our community we should speak own hands in the world the civilized world against the million more policies that have led to this persecution of discrimination in this expulsion of these people from me and more and the demand that the white house take a public position on what is happening in myanmar i want to see the president the united states cape fear stand about this ethnic cleansing about this genocide we have not had one word not one word from the oval office. not one word of
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leadership against this horrific horrific crime against humanity on tuesday donald trump's ambassador to the un did speak on the issue but pointed the finger of blame at others for not holding myanmar to account unfortunately the security council has so far failed in its responsibility to act in response to the clear threat to international peace and security that has resulted from recent events in northern rakhine state we cannot look the other way in the situation while there may be little action at the u.n. the u.s. senate is likely to leave the way with a full vote in coming days and targeted sanctions appear certain against those military leaders responsible for these crimes mike hanna al-jazeera washington. attorney hiney is president of the burma israel hinge organization in the u.k. he's calling for the international community to get tough on riyadh miles leader
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aung sang suu kyi. we have not seen we have seen from senate and house where strong our reason. one reason is in a still pending i hope it will be passed but administration have not done a stronger voice you know what donald trump should talk about and you know rex tillerson mission it's at the nickel is in and they call for target ascension only one one military so i need i think we are running out of time the military is continuously going on to wipe out the whole population so it is important donald trump. i mean other. ministers you know more stronger we need to speak from all of these this is very important we must know who answers somebody is right now these days u.s. government and other western governments have a strong support to her so i think she she she is she's covering must across it is
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against rohingya that is what you know western governments they should understand about she she can give her leadership she's failing on everything you know like recently boris diaw of the u.k. foreign secretary already mentioned you know it is important she need to show the leadership but she is defending atrocities there is no plan of coffee and a recombination implementation committee you know there is no plan of citizens sheave and safety security so it is just to ease international pressure canada's government says it's looking at changing the way juries are selected for criminal trials this comes after an all white jury acquitted a white farmer of the murder of a twenty two year old indigenous man daniel lak has more. colton bushy was in a vehicle with several others when he was shot in the head by gerald stanley stanley said his family and property were under attack and the gun had misfired when he tried to frighten those in the car for his trial defense lawyers rejected
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all potential jurors with indigenous backgrounds it took just fifteen hours for an all white jury to acquit stanley of second degree murder. protests erupted across the country last saturday against a verdict many saw as racially motivated indigenous activists say the criminal courts routinely deny them justice both as victims of violence and as defendants. their son all over again to say that his life has no meaning and this is allowed and then what does it mean for the rest of us like do we need to keep worrying that our lives are in danger by people who have racist ideas about members of bushies family headed to auto to press for change to the justice system after two days of meetings the family says the government is listening to them and they're keeping up pressure for action not just words of comfort as a family we want to be a part of that process so that these injustices are. that we feel justice for our
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brother for our son the prime minister what concrete steps will he take since he was elected just over two years ago prime minister justin trudeau has been promising indigenous people redress and reconciliation so far he's talked of change but no specifics yet we have come to this point as a country far too many times indigenous people across this country are. angry they're heartbroken. and i know indigenous and non-indigenous canadians alike know that we have to do the federal justice minister says she's looking at changes to the jury system as protesters and the bush family have been demanding still indigenous canadians have heard promises of reform before promises that haven't been capped this time they say the outcome must be different daniel
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lak al jazeera toronto what they did pratt is the second vice chief of the federation of soft sovereign indigenous nations he's calling for an inquiry well i think for starters we need to look at many of the criminal code in the justice federal attorney general has indicated that she's willing to look at that and amending the way juries are selected i think we do is not only have an inquiry and a royal commission to review all the aspects and do a complete overhaul of the canadian justice system when it comes to dealing with the digits people because as long as we're human hazing and when someone can murder an indigenous person you know that that's something that we should all be concerned about not only is. but for people around the world you know one of canada wants to go around the world and stand for human rights and freedom and democracy well they better take care of their own backyard and they better start treating the indigenous people you know with that respect and that love and that care that we do
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not a disease people here in canada u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson says a departure from the e.u. is in his words a cause for hope not fear johnson's much anticipated breaks in speech addressed the deep divisions between leaving remain voters and urged unity he says the result though cannot be reversed in the u.k. should not be bound by e.u. rules off the brakes it. the lower house of cambodia's parliament is pass a law making it a crime to insult the king anyone found guilty on the charge might face up to five years in prison rights groups fear the law could be used by prime minister hun sen to further stifle dissent an art exhibition in sydney is focusing on australia's treatment of refugees the curators of all we can see commissioned artists to imagine and then paint scenes described at the offshore detention centers in our educational reforms. she had been asking for a four minute shower as opposed to two minutes her request to be accepted on
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condition of sexual favor he had also tied the rope around his neck and attempted to weigh down the right he then said do i have to kill myself to go to australia the words of from trauma incident reports written by people working with refugees the pictures and still choose about artists imagining or interpretive what's described god stated do not sit in front of me i don't want to see you and keep the chair. at the sydney gallery artistic license is applied to a world deliberately hidden from view we want to make the invisible visible this policy has been so successful because it's been out of sight out of mind and face so we hope that by bringing him intreated a story in school people might be able to forget so easily they will have to start to pay attention the policy in question is australia's towards refugees since twenty thirteen the government has been deporting refugees who've tried to reach it
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shows by boat to two tiny pacific islands an hour and madness are really the stark black holes where it's very difficult to get information about conditions it's very hard to independently know what has gone on. hundreds of refugees have been held on no route for almost five years told they'll never leave many suffer mental health issues others have been abused by guards local school reach other in twenty sixteen a cache of documents detailing such incidents was leaked by a former worker the curators here asked artists to choose one file each to illustrate one of the case workers on a bus in the morning and noticed that one of the children had signed a hot into his hand with a medal and thread she asked him why done that he said i don't know. i just found out it was a very simple incident but very graphic very confronting some pieces on. a literal a picture of exactly what's described other works are much more abstract there are
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thirty three works on show at this sydney gallery but overall the so-called in the roof tiles describe what went through thousand incidents what's on display here then is just the start of a much more ambitious project the curators have posted online the text of all the more than two thousand reports they're encouraging people to read them and submit their own work the ultimate aim is for every incident to be illustrated not necessarily by professionals like those who did please but by a mass autistic movement andrew thomas al jazeera sydney. this is al jazeera let's get a roundup of the top stories pressure is growing on south africa's president to step down from his own party but jacob zuma says he's not going anywhere right now the president said he had proposed
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a longer transition period handing over power after june the a.n.c. rejected that plan and demanded he step down by thursday where found it very strange that i would be told by my organization you now must go. because. we now have two new president who must come me not to follow in any policy of the there's nothing of that nature donors at an international conference in kuwait or put up more than thirty six billion dollars mainly in loans and investments to help rebuild iraq after the defeat of isis the iraqi government says it needs one hundred billion to for the construction iraq declared victory of i saw in december after a three year war. a convoy of aid supplies has reached eastern hooter in syria it is the first delivery since late november the u.n. is warning that it is a breaking point after a recent heavy bombing by government and russian forces in eastern huta is home to
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four hundred thousand people and has been under siege since twenty thirteen the a delivery will provide food and medical supplies to seven thousand people at the u.s. secretary of state has called on iran to withdraw its armed groups from syria during talks with syrian opposition figures in jordan rex tillerson made the comments in a man where he signed an aid agreement with the jordanian foreign minister and one person has been arrested after a shooting outside the entrance to the u.s. national security agency's headquarters in maryland three people are reported to have been wounded it happened outside the agency's campus in fort meade israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he'll continue to run the country despite police recommendations to charge him for corruption and bribery netanyahu is accused of accepting nearly three hundred thousand dollars in gifts from billionaire benefactors he's also suspected of backroom deals with the publisher of an israeli newspaper for favorable coverage those are the headlines we're back with
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