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roots of my own people and power investigates the injustices of a globalized economy. and how different countries responds to those at the very bottom of society. begging for life. at this time on al-jazeera. the stop at the to understand a very different way were there before you don't have. this is. an honor and taylor's is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes. i don't think it is food i think it is unfit south africa's president
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jacob zuma says he's being victimized by his own party as the a.n.c. piles on the pressure to step aside. the this as violent and dangerous a moment as i need to see in my time a chilling report card on the situation in syria the un's special envoy briefs the security council in new york. billions of dollars are pledged to help iraq rebuild after i saw it but it's far below what's needed. i'm joined again by the way a day's sport shaun white makes snowboarding history at the winter olympics but just to see thinks of his third gold medal the american also angers the meteor movement by. south africa's embattled president jacob zuma has broken his silence over the
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growing calls for him to resign in a forty five minute television interview zuma called the instruction from his party the african national congress to step aside unfair because he says he's done nothing wrong as soon as been given an ultimatum by the a.n.c. resign by the end of the day or face a vote of no confidence he says there's no evidence he's done anything wrong. it's the first time i have the feeling that the leadership is unfair is not given helping me to understand what is it that is so good to go. it's just so you know must just go you must have got a problem with. it does not run. but in all the time and they're not defying i'm not different i've said no i don't agree i don't agree with the decision from in
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a minute joins us live from johannesburg so he says he's not defiant what do you think he's going to do it's really not clear what jacob zuma will do he's always been a very unpredictable but we do know he's always been a fight even if you look back to scandals criticism over the time in the presidency jacob zuma has always come out fighting and he's always also looked at himself as a victim blaming any difficulties on political conspiracies or blame it on his enemies so what is done this afternoon really is no surprise for many south africans and i don't think he's come out as terribly convincing but rather as grasping at straws to stay in office still we are expecting jacob zuma to make some sort of statement at some point this evening we don't know if there will be a written statement if you'll appear on the street broadcast again because even that appearance earlier today was a surprise just all of it is seems to be
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a mystery around jacob zuma and what will happen next but we do know that the african national congress is now going to use a motion of no confidence there was actually brought by an opposition party they'll use that motion in parliament on thursday to get zuma out of office this appears to be you know one of their only remedies in the situation because despite jacob zuma saying he's not being defiant he has refused until now to leave office and in the meantime investigations have been carrying on into potential corruption talk us through what's been happening with that. well the pressure certainly increasing around jacob zuma and his associates at least five people we understand at this point were arrested when there was a raid on the residence of the gupta family here in johannesburg now this is an immigrant family that has strong ties to jacob zuma they have long been accused of using their relationship with zuma to benefit themselves and that's with regard to
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government contracts as well as even the appointment of government ministers and and government policies that have been put into place and it jacob zuma and his family have come under strong criticism for some time now so those arrest took place and that was in relation to an investigation about a round a dairy farm in the free state province that was supposed to assist farmers but money from that project was instead siphoned off into businesses owned by the good and one of those companies are also has jacob zuma son as a shareholder so we are expecting more arrests these people who have been arrested already are due to appear in court also on thursday so it does seem that. the move to have jacob zuma removed in parliament is just the beginning of his troubles because we are also expecting the national prosecuting authority next week to
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decide if it will reinstate charges around corruption allegations that go back all the way to two thousand and nine so certainly difficult times ahead for jacob zuma having to miller thank you very much let's take a closer look at how the group to family ties into the corruption allegations against zuma shallot palace takes a look at just who they are. twenty five years after immigrating from india to 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 events wasn't long before several xoom as well 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 is
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reserved to state dignitaries it was a national scandal about the same time allegations surfaced that they had pushed president zuma on certain ministerial appointments allegations that gupta's and 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 mess around twenty six doing its title state of capture the kind household term the normally media shy go tos had little choice but to respond. lobbyist marcus' to capture. as far as concern of their army friend only. going to do to me as a friend of the people that being met office what all of the panelists explain and
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understand that captured is that. when you are taking any advantage of anybody a.j. good to say at least them two percent of their business is government related the image was talented now with the arrests of several members of the gupta family many will be looking to see how this case will impact the president. of more than some done by bobby fletcher south africa analyst at security consultancy firm control risks thanks very much for coming in so we've got this sort of odd situation where a president zuma has spoken for forty five minutes and said these are nothing wrong and yet we still don't know if he's actually going to resign as his party wants him to do or not what's your expectation of how this is going to play out. at the moment he's refusing to resign this could be a game of brinkmanship but it looks most likely that it will go to a no confidence vote the ruling african national congress has said that they will hold this vote in parliament tomorrow and they certainly have the numbers for the opposition parties have already tabled motions like this so they will support it
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and see deputies report it also and the difference between the previous no confidence which they have been some in the past and this time is that the that the bulk of the a.n.c. is no longer as much behind him as they were is that what you is that exactly since in december you had the n.c. national conference where. the current deputy president was elected president of the and c. and therefore next in line for the presidency effectively the party is now very keen to unite behind him to tackle some of these corruption issues that all putting off voters and zuma as an electoral liability and what we just had to know is that came in this this afternoon from the a.n.c. and i believe that mention for instance the court ruling that zuma was reckless when replacing the former top prosecutor in their reasons for supporting the no confidence vote because in the past he's managed to escape the corruption allegations in some ways hasn't he so do you think that's all part of the n.c.s. anti corruption drive that we are seeing and arrests and unprosecuted looking into
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cases in the past have been been pushed aside exactly i think it's important to note the scale and number of allegations against zuma not only then can the use of public money to prove his and cons the homestead but there's also seven hundred eighty three counts of corruption against him currently going through a legal process that date back to an arms deal in the ninety's and there's the recent investigations around the group that is alleged they captured him using his ties to benefit them so the a.n.c. this is causing a lot of public anger and you have an election coming up in two thousand and nineteen and the answer is very keen to be seen to take a hard line against this before. the election and on that do you think they're going to be able to do enough to think sirena poza can cast himself as this of leader of the n.t. corruption angle in order to win back those a.n.c. supporters you are disillusioned the way things are going so i think there's clearly some quite deep rooted problems that have taken hold in south london this
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culture of corruption within the n c it's it's pervasive right down to the lowest levels of government you've had state institutions that have had their independence on the mind you've had state owned companies which have racked up massive debts and obviously the economic challenges do not get turned around overnight but having said that run poza can come in and provide this level of policy carty that has been lacking and that will encourage investors and secure some big wins and he can make some symbolic moves around getting rid of a lot of ministers that have been implicated in a lot of these crops and scandals and he won't solve everything in time for the elections but there will be certain kind of low hanging fruit that he can walk but of effect i thank you very much live coming to talk to thank you. the u.n. special envoy for syria has been briefing the security council on the current situation there and his update was a grim one stuff under mr a said the violence is the worst he's seen i've been out
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for years especially in boy did it as violent and worrying and dangerous a moment as any. in my time of day in your full far therefore i strongly rate to rate the appeal of this to all concerned in syria and the region and beyond that to this collate immediately and unconditionally and urge all stakeholders including the ground to use their influence to help reduce violence. our diplomatic editor james bays is one in development set for us at the u.n. headquarters in new york so again some strong words from the de mistura giving that's going to carry any more weight than the others have been calling for a cease fire for things to improve in in syria i don't think there is any prospect of that cease fire any time soon having just heard from the russian ambassador this was
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a security council meeting that was supposed to talk about the political process but was dominated by the grim military situation the ongoing onslaught of east and globe where the special envoy said that civilians were being killed in a horrifying way in fact he said over a thousand in the first week of february alone of course we have the turkish offensive around freeing we have recent developments like the u.s. airstrike on assad troops near their resort and we also have the involvement of the israelis taking out targets in syria including iranian targets more and more countries and nations involved in a spiraling military situation certainly the french ambassador was deeply concerned all the ingredients are present if we do nothing about it urgently
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for a major. regional and international confrontation and james given that sort of prediction where are we with the the un's peace process. remember this is the geneva peace process where we were at the end of last month was that sort she conference which was obviously russian organized and the u.n. grabbed one part of that which was the idea to set up a new committee to look at the syrian constitution a new constitution for syria even though that was a russian proposal we've heard the syrian ambassador to the u.n. bashar al assad's. here in new york saying that it's not for mr de mistura to choose the members of this committee which was specifically what was outlined in sochi making his efforts look of this latest proposal look
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already dead before they've started he was speaking to reporters the special envoy a short time ago i put these points to him and whether it was time for him now to call out the syrian government for his for their obstruction he said no he remains a diplomat and diplomacy is his only way forward when it was put to him that his efforts had really failed already on trying to get this committee together he said his job is not an easy one but there is a small amount of good news with aid getting into it in good health the first time since last november. and given the desperation of the situation there any bits of aid is absolutely vital but it is worth remembering this is just one convoy and the people need that who are that need a great deal more than that and of course nice and good that is not the only besieged area in syria the u.n. obviously welcoming this one convoy but privately u.n. officials and diplomats saying they believe it's somewhat cynical of the syrian
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government to allow one convoy in just before this meeting we've seen this pattern before when there's been a big set piece meeting at the security council the syrian government just before the meeting allow a little bit of an aid in to try and reduce the pressure i think at the security council meeting james face thank you very much. much more to come on the news hour including colombia calls for help to deal with hundreds of thousands of venezuelans crossing the border to escape economic hardship. more than one year on and britain remains deeply divided on bricks it but foreign minister boris johnson insists it's an opportunity for us. our new welling's of the winter olympics simply young child now be unified korean hockey star gold but a pair of north korean style turns but i can quite an impact. on the thirty billion dollars has been pledged to help rebuild iraq following the
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defeat of eisel all in seventy six countries promised donations at a summit in kuwait but mainly in loans which need to be paid back and the money falls well short of what iraq's government says it needs some as a down has more from kuwait city. iraqi officials say it's a case of a glass half full yes they didn't get the full amount they need for reconstruction they didn't get that one hundred billion dollars that the iraqi prime minister said the complete reconstruction of his country would cost about thirty billion dollars which the foreign minister of iraq said in today's world is not a small amount of money i've been speaking with the head of the iraq reconstruction fund and he said frankly we got more than we thought we would out of this conference this thirty billion dollars go to the private sector government for investment is going to be what you call it like revolving also gives the money back after a few days we don't expect that you are going to spend all this money in
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a day and then. within ten years in fact the plan for a close election the framework for a close election and development is stand forth and till two thousand and twenty eight there were very strong words of cum graduations from the u.n. secretary general there saying it was an indorsement and impressive indorsement from part of the world in the economic reforms that have been made in changes made in iraq was also a word of encouragement to from a regional director of the world bank saying he would encourage the private sector to come forth and invest in iraq some key questions remain will all this money pledged to actually materialize we've seen in the past pledges made in two thousand and three adding up to thirty three billion dollars in a madrid donor's conference but a year later only a fraction of that has actually materialized and there is the challenge of making sure conditions stay secure and stable enough in all the parts of iraq that really need reconstructing so that money can be spent. colombia is calling for
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international aid to help deal with the humanitarian crisis caused by venezuelans flee across the border colombian authorities had a number of venezuelans living in the country has increased by sixty two percent to five hundred fifty thousand people i was under a bit she joins us live now from the border town of so what is the colombian government doing this under to stop to stem the flow of people. well ari the president one way the census came here to cool down the border with vinifera where the biggest the most important bridge crossing the two countries is and put in place a serious of measures that are already having consequences here to try and bring a level of what he called legality in order to this influx of venezuelan migrants for example he decided that colombia will not issue any more
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migration cards these are cross border crossing cards that lead to venezuelans coming go freely they could come here stay up to seven days and continue coming and going for at least a two years and million and a half of these cards have been granted but no more will be given now if you don't have one of these cars then once you come into colombia you have to show a passport which only few venezuelans have in that as a ready importantly reduce the number of people trying to cross here illegally doe's who don't have a crossing card or don't have a passport are sent back at the same time. sent those same to some two thousand soldiers here and a thousand more policemen to patrol illegal doors there to road crossing it also move away from the streets people who are who are overstaying get their legal
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stay here they also though opened a shelter with two hundred fifty beds that the government is hoping to bring up to a thousand beds here right on the border with a help of the international red cross that's because something is also said colombians need to be generous with the venezuelan scares millions of colombians a move to venezuelans especially through the seventy's. and a thief in search for work but at the same time senses it seems to think that they need the international help that this needs to be more orderly because the venus well it's not a reach country cannot do it on its own and it's also dealing with millions of internal refugees from its own internal conflict and venezuela's president nicolas maduro has called her and her direction in april but he's come under heavy criticism among regional leaders and people today say that is the
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that's definitely the case and that criticism is growing and we've heard from the so-called lima group on tuesday this is a group of thirteen latin american country plus canada who are working together and searching for solutions to the economic and political crisis in a very nice way that they met on tuesday in lima as they've been doing for the past month but their statement on tuesday what was the strongest we've heard so far criticizing my dudas decisions to hold these presidential elections without having reached an agreement with the opposition talks with the opposition were on their way into domenico republican seems like they have failed to but to my daughter has decided to go on anyway with these elections now this statement falls short from saying that these regional countries will now recognize these elections however
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many countries have a ready said they are not ready to do that colombia is one of those and they said that they are asking president might do it all to essentially. find a solution reach an agreement with the opposition and they also decided not to invite him to the next summit of the americans of the americas in lima right before the elections in april betty thank you very much. got him out as former president has made a brief appearance in court after being arrested as part of a local corruption investigation of our oklahoma and eight of his former ministers including the current chairman of oxfam international were detained by police on tuesday the special prosecutor says the men face charges of fraud and embezzlement related to concessions for bus routes they've been messages the latest from guatemala city. guatemala's fight against corruption intensified on tuesday with the arrest of a former president and nine of his ex ministers out of little cologne and members
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of his cabinet are suspected of having embezzled funds and committed fraud while helping set up a public bus system in guatemala city in two thousand and ten to see then to that of the politico article as president of the republic in accordance with the constitution is the government or of managing public finances intervened personally and institutionally to facilitate a fraudulent procedure of creating a degree meant. prosecutors said there are questions around how the government auctioned off concessions and granted subsidies for the buses the current chairman of oxfam international and former guatemalan finance minister one i'll bet if went as was among those arrested for enters the tension comes as oxfam is already reeling from a sexual abuse scandal in haiti and elsewhere what a mall is no stranger to corruption scandals over the past decade international investigators have been working with local prosecutors to peel back the layers of
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corruption that plague this small central american country. in two thousand and fifteen mass anti corruption protest helped oust former president as molina he's now on trial accused of stealing millions of dollars from the country's customs offices. current president jimmy morales tried to kick out the head of the international commission against impunity in guatemala after he pushed to remove morales immunity to face prosecution in another graft investigation analysts say these political arrests are far from over you're going to see here i think the commission against impunity in guatemala and the attorney general's office are just scratching the surface without a doubt there are many more investigations under way which will take years to uncover. the upcoming selection. the new attorney general will be pivotal if these investigations are to continue experts say guatemalans need to be vigilant to
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ensure the country's next top prosecutor has their interests at heart and not those of the political elite david mercer al jazeera what a mile a city. and the house of cambodia's parliament has passed a law or making it a crime to insult the king anyone found guilty of the charge could face a fine and up to five years in prison rights groups fear the law could be used by prime minister who just stifle dissent when hayes wanted to investments from bangkok. no surprise really that the last majesté lost sailed through the national assembly in phnom penh given that the ruling cambodian people's party of prime minister hussein who's been in power for more than thirty years dominates that house of the national assembly so now the law will go to the senate which will really just be a formality again and then on to the king who will sign off on this law and after that anyone who is found guilty of insulting the monarchy can be jailed for up to
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five years and of course the concern is that this law could be used by the prime minister by the government to further crackdown on any political opposition or dissent because we have seen a willingness over the past year or so certainly by the prime minister and his government to use the courts to their advantage we've had the largest opposition party the cambodian national rescue party completely dissolved most of its key members are now living overseas fearing arrest and the leader of the sea an r.p. was arrested. on treason charges so the concern is that there's less may just a loss not really designed to protect the monarchy or give the monarchy more power really designed according to critics to give the government and the prime minister more power. to stay with us on the news hour still ahead the power struggle between palestine's competing factions that's forcing lifesaving hospitals and clinics to
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close. a controversial acquittal for the murder of an indigenous man causes cancer to rethink its jury selection. and the netherlands strike gold again at the winter olympics general behavior and. welcome back look at the weather in the levant and western parts of asia first of all forms of quite a bit of cloud showing up on the satellite imagery there was still some snow across eastern areas there with temperature minus one but otherwise fine conditions for terror and lot of cloud likely for baghdad from this weather system and really around the eastern side of the mediterranean clouds certainly in evidence although with the flow coming up from the south across iraq the implant slips going to be relatively warm with highs of twenty in beirut and then as we head into friday
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we're going to see more the way of rain developing across these areas with the northern parts of iraq and into iran some rain with the snow at higher elevations and cloud extending all way down towards q eight city so that cloverlea stand across parts of the arabian peninsula during the course of thursday working its way south as we head towards the weekend but temperatures really for this time of year still way above average twenty six in doha twenty seven and i've not really seen winter here at all and fine conditions on the other side of the peninsula with thirty four some ice from mecca and fine conditions all way down the red sea coast santa should see a maximum of twenty five let's head across into southern portions of africa you see the satellite imagery some significant shower clouds across more eastern parts of south africa and still a chance i want to show is that as we head through thursday. a lifetime of emulation and struck by stroke copying.
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one of the top stories. south africa's president has denounced moves by his own party to remove him from office calling them unfair jacob zuma faces a vote of no confidence if he doesn't step down by thursday. the u.n. special envoy to syria says the recent bottom in the country is the worst he's seen during his entire four year tenure it's tough on the mr a told the security council as many people have been killed in the first week of february. and a development conference in kuwait has thirty billion dollars worth of loans and investment pledged to help reconstruct areas of iraq destroyed by eisold but it falls short of the eighty eight billion dollars needed. the u.k.'s defense
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secretary says he doesn't want to british fighters captured in syria to be sent back to the u.k. the comments appeared to put gavin williamson at odds with the u.s. defense secretary james mattis who says countries must take responsibility for their citizens who were captured while fighting for eisel. they turn the brits and when they left brits and cause destruction and. commit their hateful crimes we believe that just as should be done locally and then no longer a person the british people do not want to see them returned. so what's happened to our souls foreign fighters well the european union's reticulation radicalization awareness network believes about forty two thousand people from more than one hundred twenty countries traveled to iraq and syria to fight for i saw a recent study estimates that almost nine thousand came from the former soviet union around seven thousand from elsewhere in the middle east with five to six
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thousand each from western europe and the maghreb countries of north africa almost two thousand of the western european fighters about a third from france with more than nine hundred from germany and eight hundred fifty from britain the estimated that by last summer about thirty percent of foreign fighters from member states had returned home for the u.k. the figure was about half well joining me this year charlie winter he's a senior research fellow at the center for the study of radicalization and political violence at kings college here in london thank you very much for coming in so it seems there's a bit of a disagreement between james mattis and the u.k. as to what should happen to these these fighters why do you think the u.k. looks as if it's just thinks economy is doesn't want to bring them back what was the idea there or with these two individuals in particular that they legally can actually not be allowed back into the country because they as john nationals their citizenship was a vote from them because of their participation in the islamic so it was during now
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this is a particular case in the broader perspective the broader kind of issue of foreign fighters who have left the u.k. under threats or go to five of the islamic states in syria and iraq who don't have joined nationality that means that their citizenship should citizenship can't be revoked which therefore means that legally the u.k. is kind of a blind to bring these people back regardless of the fact that they committed terrible crimes in the name of the islamic state and so what i mean to the objection do you think is it is it that that it would give them a platform if they were in court i mean what's the main sort of reason for not having them appear in court here or the. not been that much nuance discussion about why they actually should be allowed back it's been very emotional so far and of course i think from a security perspective there are significant drawbacks to having people who've been to syria and iraq and radicalized even more than when they actually left and perpetrated acts of violence and perhaps trained in weapons and explosives all that
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stuff does make them more dangerous but it's not as easy as simply saying all fighters who went to join the islamic state they they can come back and i think that yes that does make sense to say but when it comes out of the implementing it with policy might become a lot more difficult and we heard from james mattis that he's he's not really been commenting on whether or not they should use going to member because that's one of the other ideas that was floated around that they should be sent to guantanamo bay what would be the the the difficulties with doing that legally and also in terms of what you achieved for the issue of radicalization and whether that actually makes them. more appealing to people who are likely to be radicalized yeah i mean that's that's a good point i think the issue of guantanamo was it was raised last week or the week before about what particularly to do with these individuals and also others who were captured and arrested in iraq and syria and then there are lots of these people now i think that. guantanamo yes it would be. more
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uncomfortable perhaps for the people who were sent there but in the grand scheme of things it might end up being something of a propaganda coup i mean i don't want to over emphasize it but i certainly think that the islamic state would make use of the fact that its fighters have been sent to guantanamo and it's kind of like a how this motif these days and what about i mean this what about the broader issue of people coming back i mean some of them of see if they've been captured then it becomes a. decision about what to do within this perhaps more more more public but what about the people who just come back and without anybody knowing that they've come back how many of those are around and how much of a risk are they. to the countries that they come back to well i mean there are going to be these individuals but i think that the that at least in the united kingdom our grasp of who went to join the islamic state and who has come back is actually pretty good that being said. about half of the british fighters are believed to have come back and then i think of around another two hundred two
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hundred fifty were said to have been killed which leaves hundreds or what is it one hundred fifty or something still around somewhere in syria and iraq and i don't think anyone has a well i've not had any satisfactory ideas about where these individuals are there are a lot of people who joined the islamic state over the last few years here unaccounted for now syrians iraqis and foreign fighters from everywhere else and that is kind of keeping me awake at night on that note thank you very much shortly that i thank you for our financial crisis in gaza is forcing hospitals and clinics to close intensive care beds are lying unused to save electricity and patients with contagious diseases are staying in overcrowded rooms that are in the u.a.e. have provided emergency funding for the hospital generators but it could be another week before this filters through and it smith reports from gaza. mohamed el sir he has severe epilepsy this machine delivers a precise dosage of
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a drug every hour to control the two year old seizures. for thirteen days now the electricity the power as it has come from solar panels the hospital like all in gaza has not been give money for generate a few money better off as a stylish ally in the power goes off for one minute why certain looses 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 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 here had to take really the incredibly difficult decision to close the unit to save electricity it's very
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energy and electricity intensive in here and that power can be diverted to keep the rest of the hospital open there are five beds here 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 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
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populated sealed off almost two million people bernard smith al-jazeera gaza israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is key coalition partners say they're sticking with him for now pending a decision on whether you'll be indicted for bribery as recommended by the police jr who's accused of accepting nearly three hundred thousand dollars in gifts from billionaire benefactors is also suspected of backroom deals with the publisher of an israeli newspaper for favorable coverage. u.k. foreign texture boris johnson has given his road to brics it speech saying a departure from the e.u. is a cause for hope not fear he addressed the deep divisions between leave and remain voters and urged all to unite in an outward looking confident britain johnston says the result cannot be reversed and the u.k. should not be bound by e.u. rules after brics it on of the phillips has more. this was boris johnson appealing
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to the british people to unite but the very fact that he felt he had to make this speech is testimony to the injuring divisions which the bracks at referendum now over one and a half years ago has left in its legacy the almost tribal way the british people now tend to see themselves as leavers or remain is his message to remain as is that bracks it is irreversible and they should give up dreams that britain somehow can stay in the e.u. more people voted for bricks than of ever voted for anything in the history of this country and i just say in all candor if there would be a second vote i really think it would be another year of. tom all and wrangling and feuding it which the whole country would be the loser so let's not go there let's instead unite about what we all believe it. an
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outward looking liberal global future for a confident united kingdom but boris johnson also had some words of reconciliation for remain as he outlined what he called a liberal vision of brecht's it will what does that mean well according to boris johnson bracks it was not a metaphorical v. sign from the white cliffs of dover towards the rest of europe rather britain will remain an outward engaged country a country that loves europe but one which was does not want to be wielded to the institutions bind it to the institutions of the e.u. a country that is free to see trade deals with fast growing economies in the far east south korea and the rest of it a country that can choose high skilled immigrants from all over the world well all of that is fine but i think there are a number of problems having said that i think that his motivations don't necessarily chime with the motivations of many of the seventeen million people who voted leave many of whom are older and perhaps of
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a more nostalgic view of british society and britain's place in the world another problem a real lack of detail of where britain is going in and we are running out of time what will that customs agreement with the e.u. really look like what will the border between northern ireland and ireland look like these details boris johnson ignored completely and i'll leave you with one final thought boris johnson is a very divisive figure in the united kingdom is he really the best politician who should be making an appeal for unity canada's government says it's looking at changing the way juries are selected for criminal trials that's after an all white jury acquitted a white farmer the murder of a twenty two year old indigenous man in a western province of cigarettes a scotch one that you like 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
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when he tried to frighten those in the car for his trial defense lawyers rejected 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 jail 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
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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 addressed and that we feel justice for our 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. the federal justice minister says she's looking at changes to the as protesters and the. still indigenous canadians of promises of reform.
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that haven't been kept. out.
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and out exhibition in sydney is highlighting australia's tough treatment of refugees the curators of all we can see commissioned artists to paint scenes described in real incident reports involving refugees held in offshore detention centers in nauru under tell us reports from sydney. she had been asking for a four minute shower as opposed to two minutes her request had been accepted on 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 from trauma incident reports written by people working with refugees the pictures and still choose about artists imagining or interpret 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
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policy has been so successful because it's been out of sight out of mind and we hope that by bringing him in treated the stories people might be able to forget so easily they will have to start to pay attention to the policy in question is australia's towards refugees since twenty thirty in the government has been deporting refugees who've tried to reach its shores by boat to two tiny pacific islands an hour and madness are really based on 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 the roof 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 former worker the curators here asked artists to choose one file each to illustrate one of the case
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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. is a literally a picture of exactly what's described other works are much more abstract there are thirty three words on show this sydney gallery but overall the so-called in the roof i always describe but once two 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 these but by a mass autistic movement. andrew thomas al jazeera sydney.
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i. think the. time will the. games journalist. lauren thank you very much will shown why it's a superstar of the winter olympics but not everyone celebrating his latest leap to glory that's because of a sexual harassment case swirling around the american side border kevin calvert how small i guess he's why taught three time olympic gold medalist man you know this honestly i'm sure you can tell by my reactions at the bottom of the pipe but this meant the world to me but with them hours of becoming the halfpipe champion the thirty one year old was defending his
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reputation i when allegations resurfaced this week of sexual harassment and twenty sixteen by a former drummer white's rock band bad things the snowboarder dismissed them as gossip. he's since apologized and is maintaining he's a changed man. here chremes who is one tough mame the german making up a half minute deficit in the cross country skiing to successfully defend his title so i'm really really happy about this victory today can't you tell. also just a little excited european timor's after winning the one thousand meters speed skating and then on the record the dutch have topped the podium a nor five speed skating events so far and not a podium moment but a goal that ignited the koreans. big unified women's hockey team scoring their first olympic gold but
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a four one loss to japan is the third straight effect so sadly for the competition kim calvert al jazeera. well speaking of the hockey tournament the men's event blacks lost over the absence of n.h.l. stars and it really showed in the u.s.a.'s opening game against slovenia on wednesday the usa led to nothing only to search to feed from the jaws of victory as they were handed a shock three two overtime loss and they won the only hockey powerhouse to go down the team of russian fleets last three two to slovakia one of korea's only realistic shot at a medal comes in the pairs figure skating and sports correspondent lee wellings watched the pairs make their olympic entrance. arkansas you there was quite an a violation for the north korea. and kim june sixth home of qualified to be a place where done really well so a beatles basically the crowd here really got behind the not just because they were
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the now famous north korean cheerleading squad but there was a genuinely warm feeling. to see pope competitors remember these are different from the other north korean competitors twenty two north koreans are here twelve of them in the unified hockey squad but they were invited to actually qualified because by all to the top skaters in the world another girl child strong push on and win a medal in the for the sky to middle school competition or rome because of indigenous almost story the holy when i was part of managed to do really well with this guy creates a bit of history but not quite well enough for my kids through so the free sky by finished and i'll be sixteen guide for germany conceivably the medal table after golds in the nordic combined and leisure doubles on wednesday the dutch are in second while the united states dropped to third up to shaun white's victory eight gold medals will be on offer on thursday the women solemn was postponed until
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friday because a highway in chang is one of several different alpine skiing events at these games his pieces stamets breaking down. alpine skiing is one of the flagship sports at the winter olympics and the number one event is the down hill where you will see the world's best skiers one by one to launch themselves down the mountain in high take aerodynamic outfits the downhill is a race of roll speed it features the longest course with competitors skiing alone julie in a straight line with the goal of posting the quickest time individuals can hit speeds of around one hundred fifty kilometers per hour now solemne is the shortest but most technical of the disciplines skiers have to keep changing direction as they weave between tightly spaced gaits everyone gets two shots at the course the individual with the quickest combined time is the way the giant slalom features
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feel and wider turns than so i'm allowing the skiers to pick up more speed as in slalom you get two runs at the course and the super giant slalom or super g. was added to the olympics in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight the course is longer meaning it is considered a speed event and entrants get just one chance to take on the mountain and win gold . on the football now real madrid season is on the line is they say comparisons to man in the last sixteen of european football's champions league title holders a seventeen points behind bars alone in the spanish league and this israel's last realistic chance of winning a trophy this season well have reached at least the semifinals of the competition in each of their last seven campaigns wednesday's other game sees five time winners liverpool taking on porto the portuguese team are unbeaten in their domestic league this season is liverpool's first game in the knockout rounds since two thousand and nine the defending tour de france cycling champion chris froome says he intends to
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clean his name after failing a dope test last year froome is in spain competing in his first race since the test results became public the thirty two year old says he has no plans to stop racing while on the best occasion continues for him has to explain why a test results show double the allowed level of a legal ask him a truck there are a lot of a lot of misinformation out there and there's also a lot of opinions of people who don't quite fully understand the process but i mean . i do believe that when all the facts are out there i think people will see it from our point of view now go for bill house has pulled out of the genesis open after surviving a fatal car crash in los angeles on cheese day night the six time p.g.a. tour when i was a passenger in a ferrari that flipped after hitting two cars the driver of the ferrari was killed while house was released from hospital with minor injuries to luke wilson was in one of the other cars but escaped unhurt. and that is only sport for now back to
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