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almost possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat through people the little choosing between buying another commission and eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist and has posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al jazeera new yorkers are very receptive to al-jazeera because it is such an international city they're very interested in that global perspective that al jazeera provides. it's only a five hour long ceasefire but even that is too much to ask airstrikes continue to hit the rebel held on crave of eastern culture.
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one of them julie mcdonald this is sounds easier live from london also coming up that african politicians vote overwhelmingly in favor of a motion that would allow the government to take private land would that would could save. a decision which could cost carmakers millions the german court gives cities the bleeps like to ban willcox. and it's fun for some but misery for others so wintry blast leaves europe colder than the. first to syria where the first daily five hour window when fighting is supposed to stop in a rebel held on clay near damascus has come and gone with little success the truce was supposed to allow aid to get aid in and the injured to get out of east include to well there were multiple violations during the window from nine am to two pm two people were killed at government air strikes read. also accused of breaking that
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deal with a truce ordered by russia was meant to allow for the vacuum ration of civilians but none of the injured actually go out and that have a still down to zero that's because the russians did not provide a trusted third party to help the evacuation even if the daily ceasefire does hold aid groups are skeptical too they say five hours is simply not long enough to provide any meaningful help say the honda reports. some emerged from underground shelters to buy food and water others returned home to collect whatever is left of their belongings the relative calm gave the people of eastern some respect a five hour pause in the assault by the pro syrian government alliance on the besieged enclave ordered by the russian government the temporary truce from nine am until two pm is due to be repeated daily it's not enough for the syrians trapped in the war zone. what ceasefire we have been under bombardment all night planes flying
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above our heads death is everywhere there's no ceasefire. the bombing campaign resumed soon after the limited ceasefire expired the last rebel stronghold near the capital damascus has been under attack for more than ten days civilian deaths are already close to six hundred the stated aim of the truce is to allow civilians to leave but the opposition says the true goal is to displace the population. so how do they expect the people of ghouta to leave their homes this can never happen we call on the countries who voted for a ceasefire at the un to pressure russia and syria to implement it no one can kick the people out of guta eastern huta surrounded by government controlled territory the russian center for reconciliation says a corridor has been open for civilians to leave via their was fifteen crossing point the center accuses rebels of shelling the evacuation route and preventing people from leaving the opposition denies that but the people do not want to leave
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they don't not want to be displaced and never be able to return to their homes it has already happened to thousands of syrians after government forces recapture rebel held territories it's not just that many are afraid to cross into government controlled territory without international observers or security guarantees they fear arrest or conscription up to four hundred thousand. people are believed to be trapped in eastern huta hundreds need urgent medical assistance and evacuation it's not clear if aid will be allowed is during the pause in the fighting medics say they aren't able to cope when we lost doctors and nurses there are women and children dying we want these massacres to stalk please end this for the pro series and government alliance has taken the decision to recapture eastern huta at any cost for now the people of eastern huta have two choices deaths or displacement.
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beirut or some a binge of agent orange from gas and that's on turkey southern border with syria some what is it that we're hearing from people on the ground right now. or just a couple of minutes ago i spoke to one doctor who was describing to me the situation on the ground in eastern where there are continuous bombardment and chills dropping into various parts one of those places is duma which is one of the most populated places inside eastern who people are spending another night in there called basements they had some hope that things might be different today where russia had ordered the syrian government for this humanitarian pause they were thinking there might be some food and medical supplies the recruit might be allowed in but that did not happen and both sides have been exchanging. the blame for for why it didn't work people have been living under a very very desperate conditions and it is. tough for parents who are having to
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light in their chairs the. my kids are just. any kids in eastern good. fear for any sound just like the air raid of course i have to lie to them to tell them it's ok it's fine the schools are closed too maybe for two months now. even. they cannot go out for being in they go didn't they have to stay in the basement and all summer one of one of the big flaws in this plan that people were pointing out was that you know how do people actually leave is there a third party that can help them to do that safely and how does it actually get into the civil. well an activist i spoke to this
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often and told me that it is beyond comprehension that without any guarantors you want us to go into the hands of the same people who've been besieging us since two thousand and thirteen and bombing us for the last ten days and this is the sentiment in many parts of a very they just don't trust this humanitarian corridor and in top of that there are not many people who are willing to leave eastern as you have seen people have been displaced in various other parts of syria so they don't know where will they go to one of the doctors i just spoke to told me that there have been consultations between the syrian arab red crescent which works with the syrian government on the other side and humanitarian aid workers on the ground inside hooter but so far there is still no plan for tomorrow they still don't know how can they take people to words this humanitarian corridor in in addition to the one thousand plus medical evacuations that were there before this ten day bombardment campaign began there
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are thousands of others who need urgent medical assistance salvage of it there from gets answered some of thank you. south africa's parliament has passed a motion allowing the government to take private land without compensation the motion was brought forward by the left wing economic freedom fighters fighting it was passed by an overwhelming majority of two hundred forty one votes in favor versus eighty three votes against south africa's new president said the land reform needs to happen. marc webb has more now from johannesburg. ever since the n.c. came to power in one nine hundred ninety four its politicians have promised land reform and redistribution they've had policies and programs to do so but progress has been slow and it still remains that in south africa about three quarters of the
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land belongs to the white minority a lot of people say that the reason progress has been so slow is because a lack of political will from the top of the a.n.c. and also allegations of corruption and landry redistribution julius malema the leader of the breakaway opposition economic freedom fighters party has been saying that the problem needs to be tackled by changing the constitution to allow the government to expropriate land without compensation so he made the case to parliament to make to pass a motion to make that constitutional change we must ensure that we do store the dignity of our people without compensating the criminals who stole our lint those who continue to protect these crimes themselves are to stop crime because those who protect the crime are not as themselves the motion was passed in the significant majority about two hundred forty in favor and about eighty voted
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against this is because the ruling a.n.c. party voted with the economic freedom fighters in recent years as the a.n.c. is popularity has declined their rhetoric has got even tougher on land reform they used to object to expropriation without compensation but this time they joined in the effort in a move that will begin the process of constitutional change so by the time that's made it will take months and we don't know who will be in power there's an election next year we don't know to what extent they will use this policy to bring about radical and change but it's something generally that may be popular with voters but on popular with investors. one of the christian religions holy sites in jerusalem will we open on tuesday after the city's mayor suspended a controversial tax than the church of the holy simple are considered to be the sites of the crucifixion and burial of jesus was closed on tuesday it was in protest against the mayor's plan to levy substantial back taxes on the christian
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church. china's propaganda machine has gone into overdrive to defend the move to scrap term limits for president xi jinping the plan to change the constitution sparked protests in hong kong in a rare show of public dissent with china two prominent figures for open letters arjen politicians to reject it germany's federal administrative court has asked are willing and allow cities to ban the use of diesel cars now the measures have been imposed to tackle air pollution problems across the country but the ruling could have huge ramifications for car makers in germany which is europe's largest car market dominant cable ports from berlin. soon cities in germany could enforce bonds on older diesel vehicles environmental groups here have long campaigned for and now thanks to a court ruling on choose day they have it is above you but we are certainly happy and satisfied as of today we have diesel bans in germany we achieve that in both of
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the places that we were fighting for doesn't go off and stuttgart these cities have long been amongst the most polluted in germany stuttgart geography means vehicle emissions often linger in the air the council is considered introducing some form of bio on diesel engines now it's likely to act but this ruling spells trouble for the automotive industry millions of vehicles could be affected and alterations to engines or retrofitting could cost as much as three and a half thousand dollars each and then there's the uncertainty about whether other cities might want to introduce benz. the problem with the decision is that different cities could have different regulations this concerns us because a patchwork of different regulations would obviously confused drivers that's why we hope for reasonable nationwide regulation. until now the federal government has resisted diesel bans saying it hoped that a mission levels could be reduced through software updates for older engines last
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autumn angle america has negotiated a deal with the car industry that stopped short of introducing bans on diesel engines meaning choose days court ruling was unwelcome news of didn't find what most definitely happen is that clean air plants really have to be put into action with the help of the government who will discuss further matters with the parties concerned what is perhaps important to mention today is that the ruling is specific to individual cities for more needs to be done but it really does not target the whole country or all drivers in germany. as clear as this ruling may seem it does throw up many questions when germany's road users are their vehicles going to be affected will they need to be expensive be retrofitted and crucially who's going to pay for that dominic carrying al-jazeera. phil to come on the program a major military and political reorganization in saudi arabia brings
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a woman into exile in your books. and bury for decades we report on efforts to clear afghanistan off samson's of deadly landmines all that and more when we come back. hello again it's getting colder and colder in northern europe and while stuck cold feet in this direction with pumping up moisture in a bit of warmth from the south weather to join a lot of snow is falling out the scotch is not out of the relief a sudden ukraine for rumania still gets a ball garriott it look at the difference between the temperatures minus six in bucharest and plus eleven in ankara and it's because that temps difference we get this amount of snow this is all rule cold here until you pick up that breeze across the north sea bringing starts the british isles and then same sort of trouble in
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northeastern spain and southern france the vast amounts of snow seem likely by day and by night even once again the french riviera you see that mass of white which means by tommy get into says they will be staying quite heavily in parts of switzerland for example northern italy and all off further north and this mass is spread out through ukraine towards better roosts the thames has dropped in ankara mind you the differential is still there so active weather particular on the western side of you now that will affect morocco in particular wind and then rain coming in at the same time we see them nobody high temperatures in the sahara will even up in khartoum thirty four is normal but we just missed it on wednesday the full cost was nearly forty. forced to be displaced by their governments in one nine hundred twenty three it was very buggy greek and turkish villagers return to their roots almost
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a century later. and reconnect with the past they thought they'd lost forever. people should be forced to move from dilemma where they were born which are. the great population exchange at this time on al-jazeera. from mind of our top stories covered here on al-jazeera first five hour ceasefire of the besieged damascus suburb of eastern ghouta has come and gone with little success there are multiple violations with both sides blaming the. south africa's
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parliament's overwhelmingly passed a motion allowing the government to take private land without compensation. german cities will not be able to ban people from driving diesel cars in certain areas after a federal court ruling were in could have huge ramifications for carmakers and the country which is europe's largest economy. saudi arabia's king solomon has ordered a military and political we shuffle the shakeup will see several top military commanders replaced and where senior political polls given to a woman some ado about yosef is the new deputy labor minister the move follows russia's decision to veto a un resolution criticizing iran over the war in yemen m.t.s. type reports. saudi arabia's military might on display. generals have been leading a coalition of forces attacking the peace in yemen for nearly three years running back rebels reposed the internationally recognized government to stand up to rub
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out the door how to remain in control of large areas of the country of the saudi armed forces have been internationally criticized for killing thousands of yemenis or cause widespread destruction at achieving little. been abilities all solid has announced a reshuffle of the army's chief of staff and the heads of ground and air defense forces. the war in yemen there is a serious failure when it comes to the so the idea that is growing because says i'm from international community and there is a serious pressure there so the stop should stop what they are doing now and change course if it's if this is needed i think so that it is trying now to open up to the international community by trying to open up airports and ports for support food or medical support so they can reduce the pressure on the so you have a government and the alliance the most notable dismissal was the military chief of
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staff general abdul rahman bin salah bin yen is being sidelined to become a royal court consultant is replacement is the former commander of the royal saudi air force general fayyad bin honeyed brady while the changes were approved by king some months analysts say it's crown prince mohammed bin someone who's likely to have been the driving force. the shake up followed russia's vetoing of a un resolution which would have criticized iran for failing to prevent weapons falling into the hands of who the rebels in yemen it's the first time russia has protected iran in the security council the fifteen member security council did however unanimously adopt a russian proposed resolution which extends targeted sanctions on iran related to the war in yemen russia doesn't like the outcome of certain expert panel reports it just doesn't like the messages doesn't mean it can undermine everything they say so we'll be urging our colleagues for the good of the united nations system to fight and fight if that is what you want change does not affect everything in the panel
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of experts or both as a mention of us he told chick ounces not the same mention the whole thing bombardment by the saudis in the indicative that you know resolution so are textbook single post of what the public for the said text comes to support of the council on this momentous thank you very much whatever the case saudi arabia continues to face international criticism for airstrikes which have targeted markets hospitals and other civilian areas aid groups also blame a saudi led blockade for pushing millions of yemenis to the brink of famine m.p.s. type al-jazeera. delegates of delegates of a summit in kenya are discussing how aid agencies can we gain public trust after sex scandals the nation's oxfam have fallen after the sacking of workers who used prostitutes in haiti and the united nations peacekeepers were sent home from south sudan after being accused of sexually abusing women after so it has more now from nairobi. this is a summit that brings together key players in the humanitarian sector and one of the
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main talking points is finding their reason a lot of concern about dawn of the deep particularly when it comes to finding some of the countries that have experienced long and protracted conflicts the summit also comes at a time a when some aid workers from some humanitarian organizations like oxfam have been accused of sexual abuse in countries that they're operating in countries where that have some of the most vulnerable people this is something that the united nations of some dawn of communities are very worried about it's we have zero tolerance to it sexual exploitation and abuse we're now using this moment when it has to come to light very clearly we're now using this moment to look at operating procedures and policies and to make corrections when needed whether that be in recruitment retention the policies in the way in which we deliver our aid in refugee camps as
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an example so we were seizing the opportunity to ensure that the reform takes place it is not just within the u.n. itself it's it's our contractors i will talk to. everyone that is working with us and in this environment must uphold we also spoke to delegates from south sudan one of the countries that has been affected by this sex scandal told us that they believe the situation in that country is even worse because there are so many valuable people whistleblowers face a very challenging time and it's easy for aid workers. in some of these other humanitarian organizations to use money to cover up their activities. anger against the government is mounting in nigeria after one hundred ten schoolgirls were kidnapped by the armed group boko haram last week there's been criticism over the handling of the mass abduction at a school in the country's troubled northern region teachers have resumed classes but many school children say they're too afraid to attend parents of the missing
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girls have been speaking about their fears of the struggle to find their children and i would do when i knew my all this time we have been looking for our last daughter's somewhere found during the attack and a few days after having tracked for days some had swollen legs some were bitten by snakes while trying to return but i and many others are still looking up to god hoping they'll be rescued those who witnessed the abduction said our daughters were whisked away in a truck. aftershocks continue to hit central papa new guinea after an earthquake that's left at these fourteen people dead it will video footage shows how the quake damaged the hills in the remote highlands and held a province on this magnitude seven point five quake caused landslides and buildings to collapse in the province that was then followed by a magnitude five point seven tremor which to say. well large parts of europe have been hit by a freak winter storm bringing where snow and plummeting temperatures to much of the continent some parts of the u.k. are expected to feel colder than the arctic circle throughout the week scientists
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say manmade global warming is a likely cause need barker explains this is what many people across the u.k. woke up to roads blocked public transport come sold from schools closed farm for som misery for others in croatia the army were drafted in to rescue people trapped in their houses but as fast as the snow was cleared quickly. and in the italian capital romans experienced the first snow in six years to the vatican and to a battleground. cold weather in winter is hardly surprising but what's unsettling scientists is that europe is currently colder than the arctic a freak warming around the north pole is sending a blast of arctic cold across the continent weather experts say manmade global warming is to blame what we normally see is the winds coming in from the west the
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jet stream winds but with this massive womanish takes place high up in the atmosphere about fifty degrees in the space of a couple of days it breaks down that pattern allows this big area of high pressure to form sitting across much of europe and of course with that sort of wind direction coming in from the east and northeast it pulls the cold air in all the way from siberia course you know what that means desperately cold air strong winds with it cold air will penetrate across europe for some days yet in the nineteen seventies climate scientists came up with a theory for the war with the arctic the colder the european continent they even gave him an anagram w a warmer arctic sea sea colder continent or as the scientists prefer to call it wacky people here in southeast england baby surprised by this unusual or wacky weather but it could in the future be the shape of things to come on the norwegian archipelago of speil barden the high arctic scientists have
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recorded temperatures thirteen degrees centigrade above average sea ice is for treating exposing warmer water below and releasing more heat into the atmosphere and while arctic temperatures increase the wacky weather continues to leave europe out in the cold. dark al-jazeera in southeast england. in colombia these five soldiers have been killed and ten others wounded in a bomb attack by marxist rebels the national liberation army rebels bombed military vehicles on the road between the northern towns of tiba and salazar the last palm us it's hacky one day after the group said it would hold a unilateral ceasefire are during elections june next month. afghans have lived through decades of war and instability and one of the biggest threats they face now are landmines left from either the soviet invasion or the fight against the taliban well in two thousand afghans were killed or injured by
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landmines last year about five times the number of civilians killed six years ago the a group the halo trust estimates there are up to six hundred forty thousand man lines they did in afghanistan since one nine hundred seventy nine although most known battlefields have been cleared more than a fifth of afghanistan is still mind jennifer glass has more now from seven of come sun. local afghan farmers watering their crops came upon this and anti-tank mine birdied for decades lynn winds remain an every day threat especially in southern afghanistan where they kill or injure nearly ninety people a month a little attractor hit this mine but it didn't detonate that's the d. miners job now. about two kilometers up the road they are clearing mines from the village of personify to do it as quickly as possible the scene still the earth then d. miners check the soil for explosives this was once
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a frontline almost anywhere fighters have been there could be mines too and they planted during the fighting so in different villages and different houses when conflict ends people are turned back to their villages it's inside their houses orchards streets in even you know but ours in other areas in the communities that's what happened here this was once barren desert people started to return a decade ago to build and farm instead they found binds the mind here are mainly mines left over from the soviets in the one nine hundred eighty s. as much as two hundred square kilometers here a jari district are believed to be contaminated but even as the miners are getting rid of old mines from the previous conflict they face new problems from current fighting with disrupting the local population and also causing casualties razia was herding sheep with three other children in neighboring maiwand district when they
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pick something up it exploded two children were killed another girl lost a leg and fingers razia lost both hands with we need to be there are people who give children balloons or chewing go in return for a piece of metal so then children go out looking for metal and sometimes when they find it it turns out to be a bomb. the u.n. says in situations like that it's impossible to know who's explosives were in the field the taleban denies using minds but the u.n. says it does as of about two thousand and ten there was verified use of improvised victim activated devices of improvised landmines and the u.n. has evidence that the taliban has been planting improvised landmines in afghanistan u.n. officials want to start removing abandoned roadside bombs and other explosives to do that they'll have to negotiate with all sides of the conflict to access areas where recent fighting has ended or what. it's
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a big problem every day one or two people step on a mine both sides plant explosives but if the government and the taliban the other day an old man was looking after his cattle and the bomb exploded the un's new plan is a bold one but officials hope it will make life a bit safer for civilians who are so often the victims of this long war jennifer glass al jazeera the saab southern afghanistan you can find out much more about the stories we're following on our website we've got plenty of input from our correspondents and contributors from all over the globe you can find everything at w w w dot al-jazeera dot com. let's take another look at the top stories in syria the first daily five hour window when fighting is supposed to stop in east and who has come and gone with little success the post was designed to allow civilians to leave the rebel held
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suburb of damascus but residents say government planes continued their strike service say two people were killed. my kids. just. any kids in eastern good. fear for any sound just like the air raid of course i have to lie to them do tell them it's ok it's fine the schools are closed too maybe for two months now. even. they cannot get out for doing it if they didn't they have to stay in the basement. south africa's parliament has overwhelmingly passed a motion allowing the government to take private land without compensation the motion was brought forward by the left wing cannot make freedom fighters fighting south africa's new president several ram opposed said the land reform needs to
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happen engine the one of the christian religions holiest sites in jerusalem is to reopen after the city's mayor suspended a controversial tax plan the church of the holy supposed her considered to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of jesus has been cols for three days german cities will now be able to ban people from driving diesel cars in certain areas federal administrative court has approved rulings aimed to help cities tackle air pollution is expected to have a major effect on europe's biggest common market. china's propaganda machines going into overdrive to defend a move to scrap term limits for president xi jinping the plan to change the constitution sparked protests in hong kong in a rare short public dissent within china two prominent figure it's will open lettuce or gin politicians to reject it. but that is all for me for the moment
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