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it's impossible to underestimate the size and scale of the economic crisis it's not just about the trillion dollar debt it's not just about the banks it's not just about the government to real people. the only nation ever hit by an atomic bomb once again braces for the worst. when he explores life in japan under north korea's nuclear threat at this time on al-jazeera. this is al jazeera. and this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. the situation really is highly straight russia's partial truce plan in syria's eastern
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makes little difference to the people trapped in the rebel held area. willing to talk the taliban and the afghan government to make overtures of peace ahead of an international conference to end the bloodshed. south africa's parliament back some motion to redress racial disparity and land ownership that would allow farms to be taken over without compensation. and a german court gives the green light to ban diesel cars to help reduce air pollution. the first daily five hour cease fire in a rebel held area has failed to stop the fighting russia's partial truce was plans to allow aid in and get the injured out near the capital damascus. reports. when the bombs stop it's time to see what's left of
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the home day one of the five hour cease fire brought that it comes back to the people trapped in besieged east. there's no food or water they always say there's a ceasefire but they come back and inform us the situation is pretty bad. we did not as many at the shelter. and we do not. close to six hundred people have been killed in the latest onslaught hospitals have been hit and medical supplies are running out and suddenly the airplane came towards us my mother screamed get inside the house i told her i will wait for her and the missiles exploded. as jets roared above both sides accused each other of violating the truce even. look this is the truce this is the ceasefire this place had fifty women and fifty
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children thank god they left before the airstrikes. ordered by the russian president the syrian government had agreed to hold fire but despite the violations moscow is optimistic about its plan. over the citic humanitarian corridor also have been saved through which aid will be delivered and medical evacuation will be carried out in the opposite direction also billions who are willing to leave will be able to leave in full compliance with the un resolution to fall over a un force says. they can bring out the more than one thousand in urgent medical care but without the consent from all warring sides they still don't have a plan. and assistance. aid agencies including the u.n. are frustrated that since saturday words have not translated into action. within a day millions distance and miles distance from is that in the last unable really.
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medical supplies that they're desperately needed to bring to people in the area so this iteration is really highly satisfactory to say the least there aren't many people in willing to brave the buffet in crossing and even if they wanted to leave it isn't clear where will they go is the insight is they also shouldn't they will stay there will be back here and there will not be at bat and he might. be able to reach out for them there's not much faith in promises of help in this damascus suburb under siege for the last five years but even the dead are not exempt from destruction of a job made out of the era. of the turkey syria border or the u.s. state department says russia is to blame for much of the recent misery caused by the syrian government rosalynn jordan has more from washington d.c. the state department spokesperson heather nauert tells al-jazeera the situation in
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the middle east does have a common destabilizing factor and that is the government of russia russia had said years ago that it would help but help syria get rid of its chemical weapons russia failed to do that the syrian regime was back on its heels years ago who came in and prop them up but russia dead so without russian support syria we believe the united states government believes would not be in the position to attack people the misery that the syrian people are feeling right now is because of its own people its government the government of bashar al assad and also russia the hospitals in east of those who are struggling to cope with the number of injured especially as their own stuff are caught in the firing line. my name is malik. i've been a nurse in one of his hospitals for five years we had a very tough day at the hospital five days ago as we received so many wounded
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people after the barbaric shelling of the area. i finished work and left the home all of a sudden about one hundred meters from the hospital i was shocked to receive a bullet wound to my stomach i yelled out in pain and a group of colleagues rushed to help me they took me to the hospital where i was treated at the same period where a few minutes before i'd been treating other wounded people. i spent the night at the hospital and the next morning an aerial raid hit the city everything shook everyone of us forgot about how pain and we tend to the emergency room was that was full of the wounded i left my bed and i went to try and help the wounded i was shocked to see one of the patients was my best friend i tried my best to calm him down as he knew well what had happened to me five days ago and. the afghan government says it will set no preconditions for peace negotiations with the taliban in a sprint comes hours after the armed group said it was willing to talk to the
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united states to try to end the bloodshed in afghanistan so that attacks killed close to one hundred fifty people in kabul last month thousands have died in the violence since the taliban was overthrown by a u.s. led campaign in two thousand and one the afghan government and the taliban have held direct talks only once before in twenty fifteen but they broke down almost immediately officials from around twenty five countries the e.u. and nato to meet has part of a couple process in the afghan capital on wednesday president bush afghani is expected to map out his peace plan at the conference twenty buckley has more from kabul. well there are two ways of looking at this one that it was an open letter which was basically an accident the omitted certain things or it was deliberate now normally when the taliban issue a letter or a statement they always say that before any direct talks happen the americans have to withdraw militarily they haven't said that this time so if it was
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a deliberate mission it does suggest a softening of tone from the taliban and that is quite something different it may be for several reasons you mention the conference which is happening in kabul on wednesday it also could be something to do with a statement made by a second assistant secretary of state department for south and asian affairs alice well she said the door was always open for direct talks with the taliban so maybe this is moving things along it could also have something to do with the increased american firepower now in place in afghanistan you know that under president trump the force here american forces going up from eight thousand to fourteen thousand and a month's time there's going to be another thousand combat troops who will be in the front line and that's the first time that will have happened since two thousand and eleven and of course on top of that you've got increased american aerial power that's being brought to bear the american bombs have been falling they say they've been successful they're pushing the taliban back from areas that's not what the taliban say they say they still control up to seventy percent of the rural areas
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but still there is fire power being brought to bear so the taliban are responding with suicide bombs the americans with aerial firepower so it may be too difficult mike pence the u.s. vice president when he was here in december he said they were on a relentless pursuit to victory and they will win but i think if you ask most people here that nobody can see and eventual winner here nobody can win the taliban nor the u.s. so therefore at some stage you're going to have to have people coming to the negotiating table now under what conditions there have been lots of conditions from both sides the taliban say no direct talks with the afghan. it has to be with the u.s. the u.s. want the afghan government to be involved so it has to be decided that this conference is going on on wednesday it's about the modality of the peace process it's also about fighting terrorism some of the major players in the region will be here but one notable exception the taliban and nothing will be achieved in this situation without the taliban agree well david said he's the former deputy u.s.
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assistant secretary of defense for afghanistan and pakistan he's joining us now from washington d.c. thank you very much indeed for giving us your time so the taliban seem to have been mounting a succession of six apart think successful attacks in kabul and elsewhere over the last few months what would be its motivation for getting involved in these talks well i think there are several factors at play but the most important one is the change in u.s. policy announced by president trump in august where he said the united states was going to stay in afghanistan and not only stay but increase its support for the afghan government up until then the taliban had been counting on president obama's promise to leave afghanistan and to end the war there by pulling all u.s. troops up this change of direction by the trumpet ministration has told both the taliban and their supporters in pakistan that they can't count on the united states leaving and i think that is one of the major factors that is leading the polygon to
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look at to look at talks with new interest i want to talk to you about the influence of pakistan in this because of course the trumpet administration has been very critical of pakistan in the past about its the role that it's been playing in relation to the taliban and also other as the white house called it other terror elements what pressure do you think has that encourage pakistan to put on the taliban to try to make this these talks work. well the degree to which the pakistan is putting pressure on the taliban is not clear recently american officials have been quoted as saying there's been no discernible change on the ground to that support however the cut off of u.s. military assistance to pakistan is certainly something that the pakistani military is concerned about and recently an important international group the financial action task force has started to consider greylisting pakistan for its continued
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allowance of terrorism financing activities so this increase in pressure on pakistan is is quite possibly going to have an impact however at the same time publicly the pakistan government has been very very direct in saying it's not going to respond to any pressure from the u.s. but private talks are going on the u.s. senior u.s. administration senior director for south asia was in islamabad yesterday for talks that no details were released so i think there are some things going on behind the scenes. as we mentioned before back in twenty fifteen the afghan government then the taliban did go into talks but the ended almost immediately i mean how hopeful can we be that said that this would actually stand a better chance. well those talks ended if you recall because it was revealed that the former leader of the taliban mullah omar had been dead for almost three years and the talks were actually undertaken under the supposition that he
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was still the leader so there was a lot of there a lot of things going on at that time but i think the major again the major issue here is the continuation of u.s. support and in fact the increase of u.s. support to the to the afghan government i think that his show in both the taliban in pakistan that just waiting out the the fall of the afghan government is not going to work at the same time as your correspondent said earlier the increase in air attacks an increase in u.s. military support for the afghan government is leading to greater battlefield casualties too that for the taliban they've responded by. cheap shots if you will using suicide bombers to kill civilians in afghan cities but on the ground the situation is starting to tilt against the taliban david said they always get you good to get your opinion in this thank you very much indeed for your time said thank you it's one of the biggest threats the afghans face landmines left from the soviet invasion and the fight against the taliban more than two thousand afghans
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were killed or injured by land mines last year that's five times more than six years ago the aid group the halo trust estimates up to six hundred forty thousand landmines have been laid since one thousand nine hundred seventy nine although most known battlefields have been cleared afghanistan remains one of the world's most mind countries and if a glass has more from southern afghanistan. afghan a farmers watering their crops came upon this and anti-tank mine for decades land mines remain an every day threat especially in southern afghanistan where they kill or injure nearly ninety people a model a tractor hit this mine but it didn't detonate that's the 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 machines till the earth then d.
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miners check the swill for explosives this was once a frontline almost anywhere fighters have been there could be mines too and they're 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 mines 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 jury 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 disrupting the local population and also causing casualties razia was
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herding sheep with three other children in neighboring maiwand district when they pick something up it exploded two children were killed another girl lost a leg and fingers razia lost both hands with we need your brain 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 taliban 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
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where recent fighting has ended. it's a big problem every day one or two people step on a mine both sides plan explosives both 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 plenty more ahead in the news hour including. after days of protests all eyes are now on the u.s. congress to see what it can do on gun control. but as well as economic crisis is spilling over its borders tens of thousands of refugees cross into brazil. and to use any sports hussein bolt's will get to play at manchester united but not as a professional footballer. south
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africa's parliament has passed a motion allowing the government to take private land without compensation the motion was put forward but the left wing economic freedom fighters party and supported by the ruling and see south africa's new president said obama poser has promised to speed up the transfer of land to black people land ownership remains a major issue more than two decades after the end of apartheid malcolm webb has more 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 land belongs to the white minority a lot of people say that the reason progress has been so slow is because
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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 and 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 or for our people without compensating the crimean lands who stole our island those who continue to protected these crimes themselves are accused of crime because those who protect the crime are criminals themselves the motion was passed in the significant majority about two hundred forty in favor and about eighty voted against this is because the ruling a.n.c. party voted with the economic freedom fighters in recent years as the a.n.c.
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its 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 and we don't know to what extent they will use this policy to bring about radical land change but it's something generally that may be popular with voters but on popular with investors donald trump is to address congress about the need for a rouge restricting gun. ownership in the united states many people hope you'll convince politicians to finally move on stalled gun control legislation after the school shooting in florida two weeks ago reports. after days of student protests all eyes are on the u.s. congress to take action to limit gun violence following the florida school shooting
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earlier this month that left seventeen people dead leading that debate is president donald trump who met on tuesday with republican lawmakers at the white house to hear their arguments we shouldn't be banning guns for law abiding citizens we should be focusing on making sure that citizens who should not get guns in the first place don't get those guns most conservative lawmakers favor only limited restrictions on gun ownership with an emphasis on improving mental health initiative in december the republican controlled house passed a bill to strengthen background checks but it needs senate's approval to pass and that hasn't happened yet it's outrageous that so many guns are sold with no background check whatsoever met over the weekend with leaders of america's largest gun lobby group the national rifle association in two thousand and sixteen the n.r.a. spent more than thirty million supporting trogs presidential bid still he's vowed
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to take them on don't worry about the n.r.a. they're on our side you guys here for you are so afraid of the n.r.a. there's nothing to be afraid of. and you know what of the now with you we have to fight him every once in a while that's ok already trumps directed his justice department to work on banning the sale of stock. the device increases of weapons fire power. and was used to murder dozens of concert goers last year in las vegas. but a survivors of the florida school shooting lobbied lawmakers on capitol hill they appeared less confident there would be congressional or presidential action president trump's gun policy is unclear the white house says trouble wants to take a leading role on gun control and wants congress to pass something but so far has been vague on exactly what kimberly helped get al jazeera washington u.s. media reporting the u.s. president's son in law and advisor just a question of his last access to top secret security briefings for more on this
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let's go straight to alan fischer he's joining us from washington d.c. alan. these reports as far as i'm aware have not yet been confirmed by the white house but this isn't the first time we've heard about access to classified material is it. you know exactly right and the white house won't confirm this their policy is that they don't talk about who has and who does not have security clearance this all goes back to the reporter incident was just a few weeks ago now if you remember he was a staff secretary which meant he worked very closely with donald trump essentially so everything that went across his desk and it was revealed after allegations of spouse still abuse that he only had interim security clearance that cause a huge for rory and that forced john kelly the chief of staff to say right we're reviewing all the security clearances and anyone who still has interim security clearance wall lose that clearance by a certain date no it appears that that has happened and
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a number of people have lost their clearances we found out also that in november forty seven people who worked closely with donald trump didn't have the the fool security clearance there were still only on interim security clearance and two of these people included mr mcgann who is the white house chief's chief counsel and also see the huckabee saunders who is of course as we know the president's press spokes person. you've got to remember that donald trump has the ability to turn around and say to anyone come in take a look at this and give them clearance on an ad hoc basis now interestingly enough just in the last hour or so we've heard from a spokesperson for jerry kishan who says he's cooperated fully with the security clearance process and he will continue to do his job john kelly who is the chief of staff has also said that no one not confirming that jerry cushion has lost his top secret security clearance he will still be able to do the job with the security
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clearance he has now we know that jerry had a lot of things coming across his desk important foreign policy issues not least the but the middle east peace process and also relations with mexico so it seemed that would join kelly is seeing is that the clearance he has just no means that he is still able to do the job that the president wants him to do thanks allen. but as well as lead in there goes middle has officially read registered himself as a candidate for april's presidential election the opposition is boycotting the vote and calling it a farce but due to his main rivals are barred from standing against him all they have left the country to avoid detention venezuela's going through an unprecedented recession with widespread shortages of basic goods and medicines are latin america editor let's see in human has more. it's now official even though the latest polls indicate that seventy five percent of venezuelans disapprove of president. he seems
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set to be reelected on april the twenty second and the reason is very simple the main opposition coalition isn't running it has been barred from doing so as has what would have been president nicolas from a little mean rival and we could capitalists who merely beat him in presidential elections five years ago addressing his supporters shortly after registering his candidacy my little said that victory was guaranteed that it was a sure local look on him here because our the president of the people and you are a people of the president now the main opposition political parties are boycotting the election they call it a fraud which gives no guarantees of transparency my little claims that they are following the orders of the united states there will be or probably will be three candidates from very very small political parties two of these candidates are barely known by the venezuelan people and most assume that they will make very very
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little difference to the final outcome in the meantime the international committee of community is criticizing these elections they call it a sham latin america north american and european leaders are calling it fraudulent as well but president by registering his candidacy is showing that he is not concerned about growing international isolation and the growing threat of more international sanctions this is tens of thousands of venezuelans continue to flee the economic kelso their country seeking food and medicine elsewhere while the crisis is fueling mass migration into venezuela's neighboring countries hundreds of thousands of people are going to colombia many others are heading south to brazil. a brazilian town bordering on a swindle. as you can see this is been turned into basically a giant campsite for venezuelans with nowhere else to go after they cross the border from venezuela trying to reach brazil which is where they're at now they
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don't have anywhere else to go so they come here and this is where they've gathered by the thousands over the last couple of months we've seen men women children everybody trying to escape venezuela and have a better life ok unfussy it's not easy you have it there in venezuela there is no food we only eat one meal a day at least here we can try to eat three meals a day. it used to be about five hundred venezuelans a day would arrive here in this city a bowl of peace to now that number in the last couple weeks has reached nearly a thousand people a day now there are a total of forty thousand venezuelan refugees here that's ten percent of the entire population of this city now pursuing officials say under no circumstances will they close the border they are welcoming all venezuelans here with open arms because they know that this is a really a humanitarian crisis and that the situation is very bad and everyone here is just
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looking for a better life and as you can see the few people are running now because a truck has just arrived here bringing some food and so everyone is going to try to grab some of that food it just gives you an idea of how desperate the situation is right now. the brazilian better old government is expected to send the military here in the coming days to start flying some of these refugees to other parts of the country where they can better be helped. still ahead on al-jazeera to fox rebels traded guns for t.v. cameras in colombia but they're getting a chilly reception plus. the story for all that made. technology that talks to you and to each other we look at what's being called a new industrial revolution. and in sport how technology will help team doctors as well as referees at this year's football world cup.
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hello it hasn't rained for two days now in kentucky but unfriend the ohio river is doing flood so a satellite picture shows that running out of the way it shows rather more active weather down in california in fact this is sacramento when the sun is places and it doesn't often see snow and this isn't snow this was significant well probably more than one it very much looks like snow and you can almost treated as such but now it's stuff that was big harish out there maybe a few more in the next few hours as the storm potential as so be south across arizona to new mexico and then we see daylight hours once again and rain is reformulate texas and spreading out through towards the ohio valley not a good sign warms and washington both together here the colors more or less gone away but we have got more winter coming in than the pacific coast i mean that's
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a pretty good spread of what again down to the cascades and the rockies and just inland from san francisco possibly sacramento seems unlikely but this is the trouble i'm afraid that circulation not from a sheet far away from chicago suggests yet more heavy rain in the area that still flooded which is valley and then dropping back down to rock and soul more or less but more specifically into eastern texas. it would take all so good in less than one generation developing countries and one of the most developed countries in the world we have to be grateful for just a need for new brigadier and fear into the present drop off men singapore's founding father created a nation of political dynasty but a family disputes undermining that legacy what's happened to the family and what's happened in singapore's institutions i just don't know what would have caused them
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all great people in power investigates the house that leave at this time on al-jazeera we hear to jerusalem bureau coverage israeli palestinian affairs we cover this story with a lot of internet we covered it with that we don't dip in and out of the story we have a presence here all the time apart from being a cameraman it's also very important to get journalists to know the story very well before going into the fields covering the united nations and global diplomacy for al-jazeera english is pretty incredible this is where talks happen and what happens here matters.
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you're watching a reminder of our top stories this hour the first five hour cease fire for the. has brought a little rust fight to the people there there were multiple violations with both sides blaming each other. afghanistan's government. no preconditions for peace negotiations with the taliban. it is willing to talk to the united states to try to end the bloodshed. south africa's parliament has passed a motion allowing the government to take private land without compensation your president has promised to speed up the transfer of land to redress disparities in ownership. of what was supposed to be. sent us this update from inside. yes shelling is still ongoing in eastern guta three many villages and towns and even the city of duma you
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can hear the intensive bombardment of several areas battles are also taking place the host of a hair and front says the regime forces are trying to advance and storm east into russia yesterday announced a truce between nine am and two pm in addition to humanitarian corridors for civilians to leave the area but the civilians don't want to leave the areas controlled by the regime via these corridors all crossings because of the continued shelling the syrian regime forces are only a few hundred meters from where i am civilians have been killed today and people stuck here scared administrative and medical authorities here say that there is no contact or coordination between them on one hand and the russian side or the syrian red crescent on the other hand the administrative and medical authorities say this is aimed at circumventing the security council's decision on the truce. the u.n. special envoy to yemen has briefed the security council on the crisis in the country for the last time before he leaves the job is. criticized international
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players involved in the conflict saying their politics haven't helped on the ground our diplomatic editor james bays has more. he said that there was a destructive pattern a zero sum politics which has not been broken which has led to poverty and destruction he also revealed for the first time that peace talks that he led in switzerland and then in kuwait in twenty sixteen nearly resulted in a deal when our you know your today i would like to announce for the first time that we did reach agreement on a peace proposal developed in consultation with the parties but they refused to sign at the last minute at the end of the consultations it became clear that the who these were not prepared to make concessions on proposed security agreements or even get into details about a comprehensive security plan this has been a major stumbling block towards reaching a negotiated solution well this all follows in the last twenty four hours some
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drama in the security council over yemen the renewal of the sanctions program for yemen keeping those sanctions in place which resulted in a veto by russia in one draft resolution that came that the u.k. and the u.s. came up with which actually specifically had criticism of iran in it they ended up voting on another russian draft that didn't include that and some of that criticism of iran has come up again in the security council meeting the u.k. and u.s. quoting a panel of experts report saying that iran has been interfering in yemen and helping the who thiis with their missile program it's worth telling you that there are other parts of that panel of experts report that they've not been mentioning those are the parts that say that the saudi led coalition has been causing a great deal of civilian casualties with its wide square scale bombing in yemen and
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one member of that coalition the u.n. he has been involved in southern yemen yemen backing separatist forces and has also been running torture camps in the country. saudi arabia's king solomon has replaced a top military commandos the defense ministry shake up comes nearly three years after saudi that forces went to war in neighboring yemen and test reports. saudi arabia's military might on display. saudi generals have been leading a coalition of forces attacking the peace in yemen for nearly three years runyan backed rebels reposed the internationally recognized government of president up to rub out the door how to remain in control of large areas of the country and the saudi armed forces have been internationally criticized for killing thousands of yemenis see widespread destruction and achieving little. can summon been abilities all solid has announced a reshuffle of the army's chief of staff and the heads of ground and air defense
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forces the water 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 to stop the stop what they are doing now and change course if it's needed and 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 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 been honeyed brady while the changes were approved by king some months analysts say it's crown prince mohammed bin some none who's like that you have been the driving force. the shake up followed russia's vetoing of
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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's been doing everything they say so we'll be urging our colleagues for the good of the united nations system to fight in fact that is what your text doesn't reflect everything in the panel of experts reports is a mention of us told you camps is not the same mention of the bombardment by the saudis in the illegality of that you know resolution so our textbook single post of what the problem i said text has the 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
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areas aid groups also blame a saudi led blockade for pushing millions of yemenis to the brink of famine in al-jazeera one of christianity's holiest sites in jerusalem will reopen on why the state three days after it closed in a protest over taxes the church of the holy sepak is reopening after the mayor suspended a plan to impose substantial back taxes on church assets around the city. has defended its military operation against the country's revenge a muslim minority the minister of international cooperation was speaking to the un human rights council in geneva since august almost seven hundred thousand ranger have fled violence in me and ma and taken refuge in bangladesh. the iraq issue is not a religious one i repeat it is not a religious one but
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a political and economic challenge involving migration competition over limited resources of r.t. and the rule of law it does reasonably evolved from community conflict into the issues of national security and terrorism it just never been a case of religious discrimination or conflict between the two different feet as men generally of muslims are residing peacefully and harmoniously in their remaining parts of this multi religious country at least five soldiers have been killed and ten others wounded in a bomb attack by marxist rebels in colombia the national liberation army rebels abandoned military vehicles on the road between the northern towns of people and salazar the las palmas attack came a day after the group said it would hold a unilateral cease fire during elections next month. and staying with colombia and
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one year after the government signed a peace deal with the fox the rebel group turned political party is launching a t.v. network new colombian news aims to offer a post conflict alternative to traditional media. reports. there's a new player in colombia's media landscape one that doesn't have much money or clout but dreams of being revolutionary in a country where mainstream channels of long been seen as serving the interest of the powerful and emotionally we have a clear editorial line that guides us give voice to the voiceless to those who have been neglected by the state we also want to reclaim social struggles and report on the peace implementation this is one of twenty five former fire fighters running we have a colombian d.c.s. after a life of give me your word fair as part of the two thousand and sixteen peace deal they live in housing paid by the government and receive a small stipend as they learn to operate cameras and write news stories the
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channel's director says it's a way to reintegrate fighters into society but it also aspires to become a distinctive voice. we are aiming for objectivity which doesn't mean. we want to approach our journalism work with an almost scientific discipline and accuracy but without being distant or lacking sensitivity towards people's problems . for most riders the media training started while they were still in the jungle working for fights radio programs but reporting publicly on the streets means facing the public still wary of them after five decades of civil conflict. it is not easy we face many obstacles and the rejection of some people who don't like peace all the idea of our reintegration but each day we learn a little bit more and continue towards the level we want to reach. they're hoping
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in time to attract a larger audience by focusing on stories and people neglected by means stream channels and media experts say they face an uphill battle as they try to convince the public that there are more than five propaganda. a majority of colombians have a very bad image of the fox so they need to change that they need to demonstrate that they are like everybody else and be cool be interesting instead they insist that programming employing an ideological battle one of old style counter information it's fun if they want to do that but they should offer a new format new ideas instead repeating the old formula for the moment their shows are seen online and small community t.v. networks but they're convinced they'll win over more eyeballs by covering the lives of rural forgotten colombians and what they hope will become a televised revolution and listen to them. and egyptian pop star has been sentenced
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to six months in jail for a joke about the cleanliness of the nile river should he not go on apologized after a video appeared of her joking with fans in lebanon on an organist joke to their drinking water from the nile could give people part of sites judges accused of spreading fake news. a court in germany has passed a ruling to allow cities to ban the use of diesel cars the measures have been imposed to tackle air pollution dominic kane reports from berlin. soon cities in germany could enforce bans on older diesel vehicles it's a move environmental groups here have long campaigned for and now thanks to a court ruling on tuesday they have it isn't of him but we are certainly happy and satisfied as of today we have diesel bans in germany we achieve that in both of the places that we were fighting for doesn't go off and stuck out these cities have long been amongst the most polluted in germany shortcuts geography means vehicle
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emissions often linger in the air the council is considered introducing some form of ban 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 bands just try to. 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 a 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. negotiated a deal with the car industry that stopped short of introducing bans on diesel.
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meaning choose days court ruling was unwelcome news but often didn't find its need to find out what must definitely happen exactly plants really have to be put into action and with the help of the government we 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 units to be down 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 for 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 donna carrying al-jazeera. still ahead an al-jazeera basketball team inspired by hollywood make their big to sign an m.b.a. a superstar.
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it's time for the sports series on the. thank you very much will power a strike in a mall still has a small chance of playing in next week's champions league game against round mature at the french cup o. confirming the two hundred eighty million dollars strike a does have a fracture and is wrong for its. the world's most expensive player was injured during his team's win of a mass a on sunday but p.s.g. have denied reports that the brazilian will require surgery his team host rael next tuesday having lost the first leg of that last sixteen tie three one. team
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early monday there is not any decision about him undergoing surgery it is all fake news this morning i had a meeting with the doctor he told me everything about his injuries after the first test once the swelling has gone down the doctor detected a fracture in the metal tassel bone we will see in the next days what is going to happen then you make a decision of us or with that game in mind rail rested christiane or an elbow for the league game against espanyol gerrard marranos called the only goal of the game is rare slip to their fifth league defeat of the season their third in the table fourteen points behind leaders barcelona it's the first time espanyol of beaten right now since two thousand and seven. ahead of football's governing body has backed the use of video technology to exist referees at this year's world cup in russia favor president giani in front sina believes the system does improve the
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accuracy of decisions or football lawmakers will decide on saturday whether it's authorized the so-called v.a.r. system on a permanent basis at a meeting of world cup same officials it's already been decided the software will be made available to doctors during tournament matches. an assistant of the doctor or a second doctor will sit in front of a television screen and can help the doctor in taking his decision because he can review very clearly very concretely what happened on the field what the doctor sitting on the bench perhaps could not see so this is a superman to help for the doctor to put his diagnosis and to say ok he can go on yes or no for mass no and manchester city midfielder salman nasser has been banned from football for six months by the game's european governing body your wife a french player was found to have violated anti doping rules the thirty year old who is currently without a club received an authorized drip treatment at
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a private clinic in the united states in twenty sixteen. top seed greg out of a truck has been knocked sales in the first round of the dubai championships chin is in wildcard beating world number four because of race that thirty four year old is a very full plate dutchman robin house in round two. for rory and must say these were the pacesetters on day two of formula one pre-season testing ferrari's sebastian vettel posting the quickest lap time and boss line german finished second in last year's championship behind myside his driver lewis hamilton was hamilton skipped tuesday session for his teammate. was only marginally slower than vettel first year coming up in australia next month. now limping legend to sign bolt will be switching his running spikes for football boots but not quite in the way many of his fans have been hoping bolt had hinted at resigning for a professional club but the reality is rather different somehow mesh reports. rugby
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league needs and between you you say you can run on the ground how big the thing is and leave the ball to me so use them both will be playing at manchester united's home ground alongside some professional footballers but not in anything approaching a serious game bolt will instead be captaining a team in a charity game later this year. for you this is a game like with your support the children in danger around the world come together we make them all be demoting on monday a bald had teased his five million twitter followers with a video message that hinted he could be about to make a serious curious which are just signed for forty five no one to zip twenty something very rare. the eighth time a limbic champion that quit athletics last year and has often spoken of his desire
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to play pro football earlier this year he had a training session. with the south african team member load the sundowns and the thirty one year old cames german club brucia documents have offered him a trial both sides are backed by the same sports where a company that sponsors bolt bolt social media game may have raised awareness for the soccer aid game but it did also produce an online backlash from those who felt they'd been misled are you saying both a bit of a joke a what's that a bit of you know he's associated with various brands of online and doing all sorts of different bits and pieces so you know perhaps next time when he delivers the goods then we'll have to pay attention. to the game world he's give the world a chance to see the vault does have a few of the skills he talks of and if he has any chance of one day being signed by a real team. al-jazeera
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a more traditional form of for information has taken place in the world of basketball a team taking inspiration from hollywood to try and size an n.b.a. superstar their way three billboards have been put up near cleveland urging travel is a legend lebron james to sign for the philadelphia seventy six says he can opt out of his contract with the cavaliers this year the stands in spite of course by the oscar nominated movie three billboards outside of being missouri. ok but his only support for not more lights are ok does your fridge know what it's how to milk maybe your home has a meter to monitor the heating but one of the main technology talking points at this use mobile world congress is the so-called internet of things charlie angela reports from barcelona. sorry for all that. automated connected pepper is popular he can dance and change color but he isn't solving any real world problems and that's where the focus is at this year's mobile
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world congress pushing this device as you see imagery impaired and blind people the internet of things or io t. is a network of devices connected to the internet that talk to each other to gather information analyze it and act on it and the possibilities are endless already in use in tennessee a folk senses wish to take where the changes and slow down traffic when visibility is poor also in the market the smart work point which can send and receive messages to danger this is a fall of course when i eighty devices still in development is created a holographic version of me which could potentially travel to different countries for me on this in a virtual round so it has potential in education and detainment and social catch all industries are now looking at how connected technology can improve business and finally pulling it off for industrial revolution telecoms company one thousand nine hundred a design an io t.
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solutions to urban a she's the dream goes from smart parking smart. electrical lights to surveillance solutions that cities need each see each city's needs are different based on what the population is like where they're located and then there is the connected home by twenty twenty two it's estimated there will be for. five hundred smart devices in the average family home dishwashers t.v.'s even small mirrors but there is a concern that technology is running ahead of itself and security is suffering the threat is real barely a week goes by that we don't hear some talk to solve the security of a thing. one of the areas the manufacturers and service providers need to take a lot more pay our libraries they the small who are the boss of the analysts
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predict that soon most every day devices will be connected one way or another and managed by a smartphone app it will be almost unavoidable just don't use your phone charlie and al-jazeera bus in there. that's it from iraq matheson for this news our i'll be back in a moment with more live from. carcinogen
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