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lions imperiled to harvest brazil nuts. it's getting the congo to the capital it's even more dangerous challenge. risking it to libya. at this time on al-jazeera. that. al-jazeera. this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes. another
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bloody day in syria's rebel held enclave of eastern ghouta unicef issues a blank statement outrage. tensions flare northern syria turkey stores the advance of fighters sent in to help the kurds in a free. in a rare speech at the u.n. the palestinian president calls for an international peace summit to resolve the conflict with israel. for france's greatest ever limpin wins another gold medal in killing chang must. leave his country home in the biathlon mix relates a claim that korea. opposition activists are calling it a massacre france says it's a violation of humanitarian law unicef is so outraged it's released a blank statement with a footnote saying that no words will do justice to the children killed or referring
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to the furious bombing campaign by pro-government forces in syria targeting the last rebel stronghold near damascus nearly two hundred people have been killed since sunday well this is eastern ghouta it's been besieged by the government since twenty thirteen four hundred thousand people in the rebel held enclave of being bombed by syrian government troops and their russian allies and so happening on the edge of the capital damascus it is only a few kilometers away from the government center of power the presidential palace there fears the bombardment is a precursor to a larger ground operation center ports. panic in the streets i. fear she didn't see the. fear in people's faces. the neighborhoods flattened the airstrikes are almost continuous. towns across eastern
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who are coming under intense fire was survivors emerge in shock children traumatized. was was one girl one some four hundred thousand people are trapped in this besieged syrian opposition enclave nowhere is safe. the sound of fighter jets in the skies frightens the population. and muhammad and her son the same say they can only hope the walls in their home will save them if a shell or an airstrike hit nearby i didn't we have no choice but to stay in our harm's despite be in strikes and shelling out building and those in the street said i don't have underground shelter. possibly within the u.n. says the humanitarian situation is spiraling out of control because of what it calls an extreme escalation of hostilities scores of civilians have been killed
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since sunday and the number continues to rise. there are hundreds of injuries as well doctors are appealing to the international community to force the government to allow supplies in several cars food we have shortages in medicine and medical supplies because the regime has been hitting this area for weeks we've had to deal with many injuries imagine we know a longer have blood bags the the attic. the un is demanding an end to the targeting of civilians but for the syrian government and its allies this is a military tactic. they hope that by inflicting suffering on the population they will turn against the rebels and force them to surrender. eastern hooter's the last remaining opposition stronghold around damascus comments made by russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov about what he calls using the experience in
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aleppo and there are causing concern the syrian government regained full control of the city of aleppo when like this thousand of its after months of siege and a full blown military assault that rebels. the main opposition body the syrian national coalition is calling the latest wave of violence a war of extermination it is also condemning what it calls the international silence. this is not the first public campaign in eastern. hundreds of civilians were killed in weeks of bombardment earlier this year many believe the renewed bombardment could be the final assault senator. many people inside eastern who have taken to twitter to launch pleas for help one photojournalist says we can't sleep russian warplanes did not stop their bombing everything no one is standing next to us in this besieged area and all the journalists know either has been regularly tweeting about what's happening in and
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is vowing to continue documenting the destruction to give a voice to the people there to syrian children have also been tweeting about their experience nor and say they just want to live without fear they've been posting videos appealing for help those bombs rained down around them is what they had to say on monday. everyone who can be army we are hearing that as a vision has brought much stuff for this is just really good if i can give them help. as a child on out and there is of being more to the children going back before college . i'm not from the physical. we're joined now by a mentor a.j. is the president of the syrian american medical association thank you very much indeed for coming to talk to us and i know that you've got teams who are operating in eastern and we've just had some was coming in saying that the one the clinics
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has just been put out of service by russian led strikes what can you tell us about what the second was are they operating on and as a matter of fact over the last forty eight hours seven medical facilities were bombed in eastern go to four of them our son's medical facilities including the woman hospital in go to that leave the area is to go to completely are supported by medical services people are disturbed are suffering from injuries we cannot evacuate them from the buildings and certainly we don't have enough resources to treat system to treat them in the hospitals exactly this is an area that we witnessed in other people more than a year ago and see if you or your impression that these strikes a little medical facilities are deliberate that absolutely i mean we've seen a pattern where those hospitals were attacked constantly recurrently over the last few years and the syrian air force is very clear about attack in those facilities again some of the pattern that we witness know therefore the with the goal of
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collapsing the civil side because we the civil society is in google and how do you manage i mean. it's been under siege for nearly for five years now so presumably it was difficult to get medical equipment and supplies in there in the first place but now that those clinics have been bombed what do do you. well at this time we try to rebuild as much as we can unfortunately the u.n. is completely failing in supporting any medical services and they've been fairly over the last year and a half the convoys that got in is in good of for example example more than four months ago were not sufficient to support the medical services over there we've seen the units of reporting increased cases of managing for children more than five fold compared to beginning of twenty seventeen so we've seen those cases deteriorating and unfortunately the failure of the a security council the failure of the humanitarian relief operation by the u.n. in damascus has led to the situation the food storage is not there's not more than
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ten miles away from good still they're not able to get the food inside was some of the injuries are still able to operate and provide services because the means to do so on the u.s. completely useless at the start but you talk to them what kind of state. they're seeing that this time they have the scenario for the fall they are committed to serve the people with everything they have and they're optimistic the somebody will hear their voices having said that they are facing very difficult decisions where with limited resources they might not be able to save some lives which usually use they should be able to but this time they might not be able to save and that's very difficult stress on the physician to be worried about his or her family's to be worried about their patients and to look at cases where they can save lives but they cannot because there are no curtains and one of the things that social can is that the number of children who are caught up in in this what sort of equipment and needs to the children have in particular what are you asking for if
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indeed it can be brought in so at this time what the cost and destruction of medical facilities running almost out of major. instruments and supplies of medications for children who don't have anything in particular for them at this time barely anything survivable you can see cases not being treated so at this time we feel the u.n. should be bringing antibiotics in situ medications but merely stop the destruction to hold the cease fire in gaza thank you very much indeed for your thoughts thank you thank you. turkey's president says his soldiers have forced fighters loyal to the syrian government to leave a kurdish controlled area of a free and take his military is said to fire on the fighters as they entered the enclave president richard one is bound to capture the area within days. earlier images of the syrian forces arriving in the region were broadcast on a t.v. network run by the lebanese group hezbollah fighters were going in to help kurdish y.p. g. forces defend themselves against a turkish offensive that some avenge of aid has more from on turkey's border with
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syria. a group of fighters loyal to president bashar assad's government has retreated from the city of our free these fighters were trying to get close to the city of the kurdish fighters had asked for help from the syrian government and it said that it will not send its regular forces but will provide them with irregular militias which it calls a popular forces this happened after turkish artillery hit these areas when it saw that these forces were going in it happened only a couple of hours after the turkish president of the gun announced that he and his forces are in another phase of the operation which as we know ongoing since last month and he promised his cabinet members that the city of our friend is going to be captured by turkish forces and their allies these arab f.s.a. fighters in a matter of days this operation has been ongoing since january the twentieth and it has come at a heavy toll to the turkish government as well i need to kill the saga at the same
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time it takes to make certain perforations in the field the c.g. of the effort will start rapidly in the coming days. military sources on the ground have been telling us that it is easier said than done to capture the city because it's very tough terrain and these type e.g. kurdish fighters are locals to this area so the advance of the turkish government as well as the f.s.a. fighters who say they've captured a number of villages around the city of the can help them encircled and. have been very very slow their advance according to them has been not only because of the tough terrain but also because they want to avoid civilian casualties but as we've seen in the syrian conflict as more forces arrive as a bigot of powers to take areas. they want to control it's the civilians who suffer the most the palestinian president has laid out his vision for the future of the
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middle east peace process in a rare address to the united nations called for an international summit between israel and palestine this. time we call for the convening of an international peace conference by mid twentieth team based on international law and the relevant un resolutions with broader international participation and including the two concerned parties and any settlement for most must be the cessation of settlement activities in the territory occupied since one thousand sixty seven including east jerusalem and suspension of the decision regarding jerusalem as well as holding the transfer of the us embassy to jerusalem a diplomatic end to james bases at the united nations for us and james came to the u.n. to confront the israelis and the americans what do they have to say in response. well they spoke immediately after the palestinian president the next speaker was the israeli ambassador danny down on who is
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a political figure and self before he became ambassador in israel and a performer when it comes to security council meetings he's very good in this format by the time he spoke president abbas it actually got up and left nothing unusual there in terms of u.n. protocol he was the only president in a room full of ambassadors and he had another engagement to go to but it didn't stop the israeli ambassador scoring a point i expected news that a day without another dialogue unfortunately is once again running away look what just happened in this room with the game in you put demands on the table in the left and expecting your to deliver the results it's not going to or that way the only way to move forward if they wrecked
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negotiations between even in the palestinian and those direct negotiations israel would like to see brokered by the trump administration they are very supportive of those efforts that the administration has put in place clearly president abbas is not he believes that the trumpet ministration can no longer be trusted because of their recognition of jerusalem as the israeli capital and the cut to funding recently of the u.n. agency that helps palestinians but the u.s. ambassador nikki haley came to this meeting with the two key figures in the trumpet ministration involved in negotiations jason green blatt and jared cushion the president's own son in law and she made this appeal to president abbas. you can choose to put of the palestinian people the united states stands ready to work with the palestinian leadership our negotiators are sitting right behind me ready to
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talk but we will not chase after you the choice mr president is yours and the israel palestine conflict in the spotlight here again at the security council a day of drama and theatrical but the reality is this and it's very depressing i have to say that there was nothing really achieved at the security council meeting that brings us any closer to a resolution of a conflict that's gone on for more than seventy years james bays thank you very much. but a smith is in ramallah for us so how will it go down with the palestinians but it. well i think the recognition recognition here amongst palestinians in the occupied west bank and gaza that mahmoud abbas is in is in a very difficult position his leadership the leadership of the palestinian authority came under
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a lot of criticism but simply from hamas is main rival hamas runs gaza after donald trump recognized him as the capital of israel criticism because hamas and other critics of the p.a. said look after twenty five years of relying on the americans and as a mediator you've got nothing in this is what you've got the vaccine gone backwards so hamas so mahmoud abbas today went in strong at the u.n. stuck firmly to palestinian lines that they they want to see east jerusalem as their capital they want settlement construction to stop before they can go forward on any sort of negotiations with the israelis and there's not much else the palestinian leadership could do because they realize that if they don't press to stick with these principles if they don't try and get some sort of further furtherance in the talks then they could be stuck with pressure from the u.s. and israel to take what the current white house plan might be which is in palestinian capital other elsewhere from east jerusalem vast swathes of the west
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bank given over to israeli settlements those would be unacceptable to the palestinian public so mahmoud abbas knows he has to stick to those long held principles for negotiations large and it's me thank you very much andy. there's more to come here on the news hour including a final farewell to morgan tsvangirai zimbabwe's late opposition leader is laid to rest in his hometown. empowering women an all female t.v. station is launched in gaza. and in sport we'll hear from the football manager who says his team is to get ready to suffer in the european champions league. senior management at the charity oxfam have been answering questions from british m.p.'s in london it follows allegations that staff at the charity paid women in haiti for sex in the wake of the twenty ten. oxfam's chief executive told
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a parliamentary committee or tuesday that it's now investigating a further twenty six cases of alleged sexual abuse or u.k. correspondent bonamy phillips reports. oxfam senior officials came to parliament knowing they were in for a grilling. in the chaotic aftermath of haiti's earthquake how could oxfam have allowed staff to take advantage of such vulnerable people and when it found out why did it tell the public. my colleagues at the time made a set of decisions as to how public to go not all organizations choose to go public at all with hindsight they made the wrong call as to how public to be they should if we were going to if we were culpable which we were. they should've been completely transparent everybody knew that the aid sector was pretty rotten because it had got all these people who were abusing women and girls regularly in all
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countries but nobody not one organization was actually tracking it and doing nothing about it. that's shocking and they were supposed to be part of people trying to help the world but it would appear not as good you should be indeed some people in toto as c.c. mu didn't share our values their views to the trust of oxfam the power of books one in their hands the abuse the trust of the british public paunch included under it and turned on the people who were supposed to protect them it's true the most fertile will be deeply sorry for that going to bring members of parliament were told that seven thousand people have cancelled their regular donations to oxfam since the scandal broke but other british aid organizations acknowledge there is nothing unique about oxfam's failings. the head of save the children told the same committee that sexual abuse is in the world not just a few bad apples it's
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a systemic problem it's laws we have to fix the youth. is is probably the most effective. accountable to return. to this issue to lose the wider discussion of the role of the youth. leadership. if the aid dries our charities argue then people in disaster zones will pay the highest price that makes the aid industry's credibility crisis more tragic than to be phillips al jazeera. zimbabwe's former opposition leader morgan tsvangirai has been buried in his hometown of the hara politicians ruling zanu p.f. party attending the service alongside foundations of opposition supporters jagger i was a fierce opponent of zimbabwe's former president sixty five year old died from cancer last week. has more from o'hara. this was the
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final farewell and lots of people were very sad the casket was opened briefly and a few friends and family got to see more when one more time and it was taken to the family homestead where he was buried next to the first wife susan the question now is what happens next for the party nelson chamisa was named president by the national council of the m.d.c. tea party but some officials are happy with his appointment. and the duty. is that he's penned the same teams out across the country to talk to ordinary party supporters and find out what they feel about his appointment if the majority say a special congress must be held to elect a new leader he says then maybe that's what they will do before now he's saying he is a legitimate leader the concern of course is if senior officials in the party who are unhappy with him decide to leave and. let's it could weaken the main opposition party just months before elections are held authorities in the democratic republic
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of congo say two aid workers have been killed by armed gunman and another has been taken hostage the attack happened in the village of mushy kiri in northern province on tuesday the u.n. says poor security conditions in the region hindering efforts to help thousands of people in need remark and bangladesh agreed to resettle or than six thousand range of muslims stranded between the two countries the refugees became stuck at the tone brew border point for trying to flee violence in their native me in march and in now reportedly began building bunkers and forced them to leave or them seven hundred thousand range of muslims have fled me and more from bangladesh since august last year emergency warning has been issued for parts of new zealand south island after remnants of cyclon gaeta made landfall gale force winds and flooding lashed the island on tuesday the people forced to evacuate their homes the storm has disrupted flights in the capital wellington and schools have been shut down
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when a tree has been deployed to some towns where the storm is expected to have the biggest impact over night. the female lead television station has officially launched in gaza to have t.v.'s debut comes just days after her muscles origins tried to block the station from broadcasting saying it didn't have the correct license sorry force it has more from gaza. gaza has a new broadcaster and permitted title sequence its unique selling point is clear will make up the heart of its content and its intended audience it's called type t.v. tuesday is launch day and a big moment for its volunteer presenters that i have in our might and we're going to start discussing women's issues and try to find solutions for their problems and we will also celebrate their successes. type is going out on facebook twitter you tube and telegram so a local production company provides its facilities free of charge the plan is for
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programming on issues like inequality and violence but also fashion of makeup and comedy down the corridor or the next pair of presenters are running through their lines more student ruba are tyler says she's braced for criticism said he and in the end i remember as a. society is too conservative they say i should cover my hair and i'm using too much makeup and i shouldn't wear short skirts so we need to increase awareness to change this after we launched our first primer i received a lot of negative comments on facebook. a few minutes later it's time for her debut . just getting to this point hasn't been easy the production company behind this project had its launch party cancelled on sunday by hamas police who said they didn't have the licenses necessary for a new channel they are challenging that saying they are operating legally and they go to press ahead. in gaza women have to contend with life under the israeli blockade and within a conservative restrictive society female unemployment stands at seventy one
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percent women with jobs on average about a quarter less than men one recent study suggests more than ten percent of females have suffered physical abuse. a woman isn't free to make her own decisions to choose her education the husband she wants or how to plan her family we see this during our work men a dominant political decision making despite the fact that there are lots of well educated intellectual women in the public arena. it's a picture those are the type t.v. want to help change by talking directly and frankly to goes as women carry out his era gaza. still to come on the news hour rescue efforts continue to find people trapped under a mountain of rubbish in mozambique's capital maputo. unicef signals that pakistan is one of the riskiest countries for newborns but says infant deaths that could be prevented. and his fourth find out why german football fans tend to monday night game into a tennis match. or
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the weather remained sprit active across a good positive the middle east relatively active should say from outs of cloud over towards that east side of iran pushing into afghanistan easing up took many whose books donald says seeing some cloud based pieces of snow easing a little further east was clear skies to come back in behind a fourteen celsius for couple fourteen celsius a little grayer there for a towel round at the western side of iran still seeing a fair amount of clappison pieces of just me right coming through here some of that western weather that bad weather also affecting pos all of syria some heavy showers into southern parts of turkey for a time and it will make its way a little further east which as we go through thursday price guys come back into the east and south of the med by route looking good seventy degrees degrees celsius
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with some sunshine but a little clout that coming across iraq could see a little bit of that weather possibly a few spots of rain there secure way but i think it should stay as is the case across the arabian peninsula so that cloud extends its way down northern sections of the gulf the harshest life on a dry temperatures typically getting up into the low twenty's over the next few days meanwhile it does stay dry across the western side of africa but shallow as a further east will. why would they not get the it up. they must go to and use up a lot of bullets and caught up. on the nineteenth of december twenty sixth mahmoud hussein was detained by the egyptian authorities he remains behind bars without a trial al-jazeera world investigates his case and media repression in egypt
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one of syria's last rebel held areas. has been under heavy bombardment by government and russian forces almost two hundred people have died since. the one in the north of syria president says his soldiers and forged fighters loyal to the syrian government to leave the kurdish controlled area of soon after they arrived president bush has vowed to capture the area within days from the kurdish one p.g. . and. called for a new international peace summit between israel and palestine within the next few months. to back the process. from having to waste years in washington d.c. he's a palestinian american political analyst thanks for being with us so how likely do you think this peace summit is to go ahead in the timeframe that would have us talked about. well if we only listen to
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what representative of the u.s. administration said the whole idea is dead in the water she came right after president abbas and israeli representative at the united nations and she spoke about america's position is continuing the position on jerusalem is still the same in fact they tried the old saw to character assassinate mahmoud abbas in a state of talking about the issues and the core issues which is occupation refugees to the solemn. and the blockade of gaza americans have put forward that they are going to support as a. patient of the palestinian land and. they made it as if the palestinians are to keep buying israel not the other way around the israelis are occupying palestinian land and killing the palestinians just on the issue of dialogue i mean what about us was keen to stress throughout his speech that the
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palestinians had worked on dialogue all these years but then the israelis ambassador blamed whatever us walking away from dialogue and insisted that it was his response and since they're blaming each other for not having a negotiation what do you think it looked bad to have but what about not staying listen to that u.n. security council meeting i know that the diplomatic reasons perhaps why but wouldn't it have been a good idea for him to stay and look like he was actually listening to other side why should he sit and stay and especially knowing what kind of speakers are going to come after him after him and the israeli and the american representatives yes but. also it's a little you know you did not insist that the u.n. is the forum and he supports the idea of the u.n. but if you don't listen then surely you're just saying that the u.n. isn't worth your going with eyes that. absolutely not because he was there in order to present to the yuan something but he was not asking mickey haley or the
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israeli ambassador or the supporters of israel for an answer right then and there because the answer was very well known from the administration who really represents the interests of israel and they are totally anti palestinian anti anything palestinian policy and even though mahmoud abbas said you know we were working for the israelis and instead of being a negotiating partner he admitted that he was working with them you know i don't want to be attacking mahmoud abbas today because that was enough from the americans and the israelis to attack him but he is the one who made the mistake in one thousand nine hundred three when the when he was the architect of the also agreements that got us nowhere got the palestinians nowhere got the world community to nowhere by giving the americans and the israelis have the upper hand in order to negotiate with them on their conditions. but on the on that point of fact his he's clearly very upset still about the decision over jerusalem
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given what's been said so far by the recession and what the israelis have said so far not where do they go from this to start some kind of dialogue if there is going to be any kind of peace process what do they do about the the jewish mission is there a way round getting that back on the table somehow. i think there is no way around america's position in palestine israel position and palestine there is no even no way forward with the peace process as long as america is protecting its adventures in the west bank by blockading gaza by helping the israelis blockading gaza by supporting the fatah has sisi in order to blockade gaza plus supporting the country so out of locating qatar because qatar was trying to help the palestinians the palestinians in gaza on a humanitarian level saw the americans the current american administration is not
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a partner for peace they are a party to an attack on the palestinians and their aspire ations for an independent state i think in the next three years of of the of the current administration donald trump's administration do not expect any move internationally or domestically here in the united states in order to move towards. convening a peace peace conference to resolve an issue by putting the brakes on the israeli settlement building and the israeli adventures against the arabs and the israeli ventures and the gulf war where they are trying to normalize relations between israel and the gulf states where the money is and then giving up on the palace in a right how many ways thank you very much indeed for your thoughts i'm sorry thank you. the rescue workers say they're unsure how many people are buried under
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a mountain of rubbish in mozambique's capital at least seventeen people have been killed. after a rubbish dump collapsed on a number of houses on monday. this is what hundreds of people have built their lives at home to rachel ray moved the mountain of waste until it collapsed on top of homes the rubbish buried residents as they slept. there was a survivor but his wife and son died and also this lady from this house and these one two three and four houses are gone the area that collapsed early monday morning was three stories high risk unsure how many people of barry's. i could only hear screaming from my neighbors there was no way to help even if i was close by there was no way to help there was so much water running down the trash pile was collapsing it took down the houses family as the children died at. the landfill has
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been earmarked for closure but remains open growing by nine hundred tonnes a day with laura's he's want people to leave because of pollution and toxic fear the collapse has pushed some residents to say goodbye to the wasteland. that is we're packing our stuff because we're afraid to stay here otherwise we could experience the same thing somebody by the excavator also people went to help move the body somewhere trash we're removing our stuff to go where the government allocated. those who live in a dump the only official dump them up as one million people is the size of twenty football fields the city's poor spend their days combing through the garbage looking for food and things to sell. in the last year rubbish dumps have killed dozens of people in the continent ten people died when a landfill collapsed on to houses in guinea's dar es salaam in august. alone. slide ethiopia's largest rubbish dump last year killed sixty five people and
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injured dozens. hundreds of people rely on addus only landfill to survive every time there was heavy rain before they collapsed. this was no different home wednesday or thirty's introduce water rationing because of a severe drought then tropical storm dinny or hit the country the ground was hard and flooding followers in the estimated twenty two thousand homes and public buildings were destroyed in the year as heavy rains shifting the foundations of what people in hellenic call hard charlotte dallas al-jazeera. the world is failing newborn babies that's according to unicef a new report says eighty percent of deaths in the first month of life caused by preventable and treatable conditions and it singles out pakistan as one of the riskiest countries for infants and just to have basically. this is one of the
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busiest maternity wards in the pakistani capital islamabad several babies are born here every day but the odds of survival for infants across pakistan is some of the worst in the world according to u.n. children's charity unicef one hundred twenty two die within the first month of life the mothers don't have access to. the hospital they don't have access to look and birth attendants the mothers are malnourished they are an american and it is the lack of awareness among us is cool big a mother build a hospital our heads are wired to our dam of the nativity the situation globally is that much better every year more than two and a half million babies die before turning one month old one million of them take their first and last breaths on the day they are born another two point six billion are still born central african republic afghanistan somalia and list so throw around out the top five nations were infants struggle to stay alive more than
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eighty percent of newborn deaths are the result of premature birth complications during labor and delivery infections poverty conflict and weak institutions are being blamed. those with the best chance of survival are babies born in japan iceland and singapore compared with those countries newborns in the riskiest places are fifty times more likely to die and there has been some success in reducing child deaths the number of dying before their fifth birthday has halved over the past twenty five years but according to the u.n. millions more could be saved if mothers and babies have access to affordable quality health care good nutrition and clean water some of the governments actually that are worst off spend less than one percent of the gross domestic product on health care in the national recommendation is to spend at least five percent if you couple that with training competent health workers giving them a chance to wash their hands as they were stepping in to deliver babies and having
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basic equipment drugs getting breast feeding going within an hour and sending girls to school i think it's within within reach of all governments to do that babies born in countries across sub-saharan africa often face the toughest odds that's mainly because pregnant women are less likely to receive assistance during delivery . al-jazeera. protesters have taken to the streets of the brazilian city of rio de janeiro it's in response to orders by president show tema for the military to take over policing the government says the move is to counter rising gang violence and it's not been approved by the lower house but many brazilians fear soldiers on the streets will mean more use of excessive force or since they say it already takes place among some in the police force. a number of venezuelans fleeing to colombia is increasing at an alarming rate despite tighter border controls there scaping a country which continues to plummet into the depths of economic crisis i'm sunder
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amputee reports on the colombian venezuelan border. in this central plaza hundreds of venezuelans stand in line for up to seven hours they wait for a wire transfer that will help them and where the economic crisis back home cattlemen travels to this colombian border town every month she needs the money her son sends from the children to buy medicine no i don't think so that you might think that we are happy to come here and receive a little money but instead it's very sad that we can't afford the basic things we need it's painful to be here but it's a sacrifice we have to make it's an excruciating but essential wait when it's well and scam to receive remittances at home due to the exchange controls imposed by the government of president nicolas maduro that used the money to buy basic items for ever more often bus tickets to reach those who already left in search of a better life. oh if they would leave us i'm here to go to korea with my son my
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husband is already there he saved for four months to pay for our chickens we wanted to stay in venezuela but it's becoming impossible with the upcoming presidential elections we're worried they'll shut the border so we decided it was time to go oh my goodness we'll only me gratian experts say a fifth of the population has left the country in the last two years some stay in colombia but increasing numbers continue to other south american countries where it might be easier to find work the number of buses leaving this station for the ecuadorian border the next stop on these migrants journey has passed from six or seven a week to more than seventy every single day but even that is not enough and some people after wait up to four days for a ticket i really struggle to save enough for just one bus ticket but when it's time to separate the heartache is palpable. that i me this sold all they could to get their eldest son a passport in
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a bus fare to argentina. what i make is not enough to feed us it's sad because we used to have a small food and jobs but not me more that's why my son is leaving and my heart is broken no one can resist forever that's why he must guard a scene that repeats itself with painful regularity as each bus takes off and more families are torn apart by necessity leaving behind a sad trail of trauma in two years or so you just you know. a court in peru has ordered formally to a letter fujimori to stand trial over mass killings in one thousand nine hundred two a seventy nine year old is accused of ordering the torture and murder of six farmers i paramilitary troops could you marie was pardoned on health grounds last month after seven less than half of a twenty five year sentence for human rights abuses during his rule the court ruled the pardon doesn't apply to the new case.
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in two thousand and eight raggy traveled across the united states discovering what it was like to be both a patriotic american and a devout muslim can you be muslim and american your hof to be american first i didn't have much appreciation for why it would be a big deal that a muslim be elected to the united states congress but ten years on want has changed rewind islam and america at this time on al-jazeera. the environment doesn't know any boundaries what goes up into the environment goes around the world. best the
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sides are pushed on the grounds that it's a very modern way to do. believe made poisons the measure of progress. the domestic population has become organized enough and active enough to pursue your. music you will feel more vulnerable circle of poison this time on al-jazeera. dallas is building a number of hydro power projects as it hopes to become the battery of southeast asia to devils are on the iconic coal river and officials are now pushing ahead
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with plans for a third but many say the government is ignoring the effect on the environment when hail reports. this is one of the most unique places on the mekong river just before it flows from laos into cambodia it disperses becoming eleven kilometers wide and creating thousands of channels and islands the mekong was the largest inland fishery in the world but in this part of the river those who rely on it for food and income say something is changing. well it could have been a number of fish is decreasing to cheer it seems like they might be staying deep or for some reason i think there is too much noise in the reef or. something part of the answer could lie a short distance from where fish is in one of the channels a dam is being built as the lao government works towards its goal of becoming the battery of southeast asia while china operates six dams on the upper make on the dawn so hong is just the second being built on the lower reaches both are in laos
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and the government has plans for at least seven more this is a relatively small project but is attracted some of the strongest criticism downstream from laos cambodia and vietnam both of which had been calling for a moratorium on the construction of dams on the main stream of the mekong river or seeing what laos is doing cambodia has given up on that now and is forging ahead with its own plans to build at least two dams on the mekong one of which will be in the province just across the border from here. neighboring countries had criticized last for not being transparent enough about don't song and the potential trends boundary impacts it's being built on one of the only channels in the area that fish can migrate up and down stream year around seventy percent in the mekong river are longest then make their terrific cell abstracting my question now would mean. and depletion of the fish stop in the whole region. the developers and the government say they're widely and deepening other channels to allow fish to swim
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through they're also conducting daily surveys of fish stocks in the area which they say aren't being adversely affected. in international because you put a book company to study and. i would stake honda. is leading the race to harness the power of the lower may call and generate income it's a race that opponents now acknowledge they can't stop and can only hope to slow it down wayne hay al-jazeera district southern laos. the winter olympics. thank you very much laura.
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and scott moir had to be their very best to retain their limbic ice dance title the french rivals. and. set a new world record in the event but the canadian pair were able to respond with an even better performance and it's an all ports. for years on from announcing their retirements canada's tessa virtue and scott boyer were back at the olympics and in world record breaking four they became ice dance champions for a second time having decided to return to competition two years ago the pair had already helped candidate win gold in the team event last week. but. it definitely feels like we. were just proud of accomplishments that these games the goal was to win to. canada also took gold in
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the women's ski haul by kasey short securing the best school in each of the first two rounds of the final francis morton for cold further cemented his status as an all time olympic great he guided his country to gold in the biathlon mixed relay it is third gold of these games and fifth overall making him from says most successful olympian. and korea's unified women's hockey team signed off from these games with another defeat their fifth straight loss came against sweden this combined north and south korean team of scored many diplomatic points but finished dead last in the competition and the richardson al-jazeera. on the way are still top of the medal table a seven gold medals are to be won a wednesday including the women's downhill american lindsey vonn well be aiming for a second title in that event. russian olympic bosses say
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a criminal investigation has begun into how the a bronze medal winning kurla failed a dope test second sample has confirmed alexander coach in its case positive test a full minute on yemen is a drug that increases blood flow and improves excess capacity russia sports minister claims the kurla didn't take the substance deliberately sylvania men's ice hockey player. has also tested positive for a banned substance the court of arbitration for sport has ordered him to leave the game said he scored the winning goal against slovakia on saturday in his absence team lost to norway and went out of the competition. all they didn't even know what's going on before the game they just told us that our players were only playing so. it's just course here is you guys
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a big part of our team and i wish he would be on the ice with us but i'm sure i'm sure they're going to figure it out. i'm sure that he's innocent. german football fans and briefly turned a monday night game into a tennis match into the trunk full of supporters are on happy that t.v. schedules that have resulted in games being moved from their traditional sash this lot the tennis ball protests to lay the start of both halves of the match against abi nipsey. thank you well we spoke to bones legal writer paddy hawks and he explained why monday night football is such a big. football fans in germany are certainly a very traditional bunch particularly in fact frankfurt and they are very much against the globalization of the monetize asian football as they see it as it's happening in germany at the moment so i think we're going to say quite a bit in this in the bundesliga very much have
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a push to globalize the brand to bring the gang to places where it hasn't necessarily been popular before german football certainly you have those itself on the tradition of that of the game and of the clubs and we look at saturdays when they have you know up to five games on simultaneously which you can argue is not the best use of t.v. spots and that being said i think this move to monday night is at least a toe in the water to see the reaction the reaction from inside of germany and potentially the reaction from around the world in the end is the decision between the d. of p. and the dia felt d. of course represent the the top clubs in germany and they in some way sanction this move they represent the clubs so in essence they represent this decision in some way to some despite the fact that we're going to see i think quite a few more protests particularly from some of the more traditional clubs dortmund shug up on track frankfurt as we saw last night and i do believe that this is going to change things in a hurry and i think we saw last night and with the with the scenes that happened
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and what happened with the frankfurt fans everyone junoon and in the end it was a i guess at least from a out from a viewer should point to deal with success of the london article. barcelona will continue their bid for a trophy trouble against chelsea in the european champions league the teams meet in london in the first leg of their last sixteen tie five english sides have made it through to this round of boston on as coach says this is a match up but he would rather have avoided going to. english he is the playing well in the tournament so far that makes sense because of the strength for the premier league we have already seen of him these teams produce good results we were hoping chelsea would finish top of their group so we wouldn't have to play that. they like to position they like to do we need to game. in every game and they're able to create a mini chances to score and for these reason we must be prepared. to
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get to suffer. why munich are ending for their seventh straight quarter final the germans are home to turkish champions at bishop tasha who top their qualifying group by and have won their last thirteen games in all competitions. and of course we'll have more sports for you later on including the last sixteen tires of the champion but for now it's back to lauren in london and i thank you very much another winter gloom has been broken for a few hours in northeast china with the appearance of not one but three songs in the sky scientists say the so-called sundog phenomenon is caused by sunlight refracting through higgs agone or ice crystals high in the atmosphere it's actually a result of extended cold weather meaning the chinese or afterwards a little longer for some extra sun. but i have and he was pretty great today
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