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on the immigrant but h. is the european problem and that's not accountable and it's impossible for going to people but it is for link up our people trying to take. that lead and if i find a stronger man our song woman while getting the growth of rejectionism of this world because the models of europe's forbidden colony episode two at this time on al-jazeera oh. oh. this is al-jazeera. this is the news hour live from london coming up. this is like a lot but not enough to keep you miss secretary of state u.s.
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president file. citing differences of opinion. a narrow escape for the palestinian prime minister after a roadside bomb targets his motorcade on a rare visit to girls a. russia slams the u.k. for refusing to give it access to a sample of the nerve agent used in the spy poisoning case. and we take a look at antarctica stunning underwater world how revealing it could help to protect it. i'm joined. with the day's top sports stories this man just battle for a place in the champions league quarter finals i'll tell you how they're getting on against the fear. it's been a turbulent fourteen months in power for u.s. president donald trump and tuesday was no different for a surprise sacking of his top diplomat no one was more taken aback by the news than
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sector state rex tillerson himself who only found out via twitter trump insists policy differences are to blame but as robin jordan explains reports of friction and form is out of play the pair. it's not every day you lose your job via social media but it was an emotional rex tillerson who deliberately ignored that detail when he addressed reporters on tuesday all received a call today from the frozen united states a little after noon time from air force one my commission as secretary of state will terminate at midnight march thirty first tillerson served as u.s. secretary of state for a little more than a year he spent much of that time pushing back against reports that president donald trump wanted to fire him on tuesday morning on twitter trump did just that mike pump ale will become our new secretary of state thank you to rex tillerson for his service. then told reporters this we disagreed on things when you look at
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iran i think it's terrible i guess it was ok i wanted he's a regular nothing he felt a little bit different so we were not really thinking the same looking back it's clear trump and tillerson disagreed on the big problems of the day whether or not to engage directly with north korea how far to hold russia accountable for its meddling in u.s. political and civic affairs something tillerson made a point of stressing the u.s. must do ultimately former u.s. diplomats a teller since firing is no surprise and neither is the choice of his replacement the cia director mike pompei oh he is well known for his support of trump's policies trump is impulsive trump is temperamental trump wants. once a neighbor isn't validators more than he wants advisors tillerson didn't have many
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fans at state because of his plans to cut staffing by nearly thirty percent some senior diplomats quit in protest but the firings at state didn't end there at lunchtime the white house dismissed assistant secretary of state steve goldstein after he released this statement suggesting tillerson thought his job was safe the secretary did not speak to the president this morning and is unaware of the reason for his dismissal in any case tillerson said he has no regrets. as an address to the state department telling them he's leaving office at the end of the month and jordan joins us from that now so ross what else did he have to say well tillerson ticked off a list of what he considered some of his accomplishments during his fourteen months as secretary of state he also took the time to praise not just employees of the state department but also employees of the defense department because he said that
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never before at least as he understood it had there been such a close cooperative working relationship between staffers of the two agencies he was very pointed in not saying anything directly a belt you know the president it's usually the custom that an outgoing cabinet official would say something nice about the president but everyone picked up on the fact he didn't do that today and what about how soon will know whether there's a new sex change charge or what how does a process work. well the president said immediately that he wants mike pompei o to succeed rex tillerson as the secretary of state but bob corker the republican senator who has a long with president trump and who runs the senate foreign relations committee says that confirmation hearings for mike pompei zero won't happen before some point in april so probably not for at least three to four weeks we're already in the
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middle of march and then it's up to the senate leadership to decide when there would be a vote depending on how much pressure there is from the white house there could be a quick vote on the senate floor but there are already some senators saying that they have an issue with palm pale being nominated and that they expect that they will be asking very tough questions at least one senator has already said he will vote against mike pompei o and this is before he's even had a chance to make his rounds with the senators who sit on that important committee jordan thank you very much indeed wants me to listen regularly cash to including a middle east policy briefly backing opposite sides in a saudi led blockade of cata osama bin drive aid looks at the turbulent relationship between a president and his top diplomat rixton listens form a boss says the deal with iran and other disagreements was why the u.s.
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secretary of state was find it from me to so far unfulfilled promise to roll back the nuclear deal with iran which is allowed in easing the sanctions. the brewing cold war in the persian gulf between arab nations would have been a test for any career diplomat tillerson led state department found itself scaling back comments in the times contradicting their own president when members of the gulf cooperation council decided to isolate qatar we saw in the beginning of the cut of a siege by the four countries last june that the initial statements that trump made were later dropped the required to be reversed because he didn't know all the facts about u.s. relations in qatar and the region it's clear that the united states seems to want to resolve the g.c.c. crisis i think there's no doubt about that it's also clear that they haven't been able to use their influence to get that done with the kuwaitis so this is very strange in many ways in recent weeks more details have emerged on how
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a concerted effort was being made from the middle east to get rid of rex tillerson this man businessman george nader has been questioned about his ties to the emirate the government and his meetings with white house officials nader is reported to have links with another u.s. businessman but you a you ties and you get prodi according to a leaked e-mails obtained by the b.b.c. rudy reportedly lobbied against secretary of state rex tillerson because he opposed the blockade against cutter really wanted trump to hold secret talks with the u.s. crown prince and throw his support behind the blockade in countries. tillerson also disagreed with the current administration's backing of the saudi government a major weapons importer he criticized saudi arabia for its meddling in lebanon and disagreed with the saudi position over the ongoing war in yemen tillers and urged saudi arabia in his words to be a bit more measured and a bit more thoughtful in its actions the top u.s. diplomat cartridge his trip to african nations and the broccoli return to washington this led to speculation in the u.s. media that president trump probably asked to listen to step aside while he was
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abroad it's been a short tenure with accusations that tillotson didn't have the staff or money to back him up as a top u.s. diplomat some of the job there. joining us from washington d.c. is thomas countryman he's a former acting undersecretary of arms control and international security at the department of state and he was also removed from office by donald trump just over a year ago thank you very much indeed for taking the time to join us so we've heard about how the disagreements been going on for a while niall what do you make of the timing of this. it's very difficult either to predict or to analyze the timing of the decisions made by the white house under this administration so i'm not sure what drove the decision i do know that there are a number of reasons to be concerned about the decision coming at this moment and how it will affect important foreign policy priorities for the united states in
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north korea in iran in russia and those are the topics where i fear that a new secretary of state who is more hawkish on these issues and less likely to disagree with the president or do seek to explain to the president the costs of some actions i'm concerned that this will be a more dangerous u.s. foreign policy in the coming months dangerous and in what way i mean one thing that trump has talked about in the past is this idea of breaking the iran deal if necessary where do you think pompei would take that decision and how quickly might go down that road. mr pompei zero is both a congressman and as the director of the cia has echoed president trump's criticisms of the j c p a way the iran nuclear agreement and that's of great concern. i
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think that if the united states follows through on the president's threats and tears up this agreement or walks away from it that it will have several affects number one it will damage united states credibility for years to come and it will have been a media effect upon the prospects of reaching any kind of agreement with the north koreans as they've proposed to do it in may i don't think either mr trump or mr pompei o have ever explained how they can criticize the north koreans for cheating or walking away from previous deals and at the same time say the united states is ready to walk away from a valid deal it's simply inconsistent and i haven't seen any credible explanation i mean kerry there are always huge issues on any president's plate and
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also on a secular state plate and what about things like the g.c.c. crisis or other areas of the middle east what kind of change do you expect under a different dynamic with someone like compare that trump side. well i'm not aware of any statements that mr pompei always made either as a congressman or during his time as director of the cia about the dispute within the gulf cooperation council but i go back to my earlier point if as the president says mr pompei o and mr trump have the same thought process have the same wavelength in that case i do worry that we'll have a secretary of state who is not capable of telling hard truths to the president and is simply going to be a yes man and going along with the president's instincts whether they are rational instincts or not i hope i'm wrong about that there is certainly
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a chance that mr pompei o could surprise us as secretary of state but in the meantime i'm going to worry about whether he will actually do the job the secretary of state has to do and that is to give the best possible advice to the president on foreign policy ok thomas countryman thank you very much indeed if you are not as thank you thank you. or might compare his replacement gina has both is set to become the first ever female leader of the cia but she could face a tough confirmation hearing in the senate given proselytisation is she oversaw the torture of detainees that's eco hane reports from washington. gina has spent most of her career at the cia undercover so there isn't much video of her but as she prepares to try and take the top job we're going to see a lot more of her and hear much more about her past she was in charge of the
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facility in thailand codenamed detention site green the senate has detailed what happened to captors there like abu zubaida he was water boarded eighty three times beaten by having his head slammed into a wall deprived of sleep for days he was kept in a coffin sized box possibly with insects for more than eleven days and held in a small box less than a meter tall for twenty nine hours the report also says that he was held and tortured at the same site according to reports she was clearly in charge according to one cia cable quote only the detention site green chief of base would be allowed to interrupt or stop an interrogation in process and that the chief of base would be the final decision making authority as to whether the cia's interrogation techniques applied to zubeida would be discontinued. zubaida had to be revived once after waterboarding torture didn't stop human rights groups are outraged by her
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nomination the idea that she would be put in charge of the cia should send. terrorists through most people who care about international law this is a woman who was complicit directly in the torture of two detainees in thailand and then the chief of staff of the counterterrorism center back lushington as they rendered dozens and dozens of other detainees some of merely innocent people who were swept up shall have to answer for more than that there were videos of some of that torture has reportedly signed the directive to have them destroyed all of this will be a big debate when she comes before this to try and get confirmed democrats will be under pressure not to vote for her and if. that's the case you can only afford to lose one republican vote and still get the job still president donald trump is sending a message with this nomination just like you said on the campaign trail he's fine with torture and also apparently fine with promoting those involved with it patty
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call him al jazeera washington. it's much more to come on the news hour escaping syria's war nearly one hundred fifty people are allowed to leave the rebel enclave of. refugees who fled their water one country finding their return home isn't exactly what they'd hoped for. and in sport venus gets the better of serena as the williams sisters rivalry at the. prime minister has escaped unhurt after a bomb exploded while his convoy was travelling in gaza the palestinian authority has called the move an assassination attempt and blame time us but it has denied any involvement sorry for states has more from gaza. the palestinian prime minister had come to gaza to demonstrate progress by attending the opening of
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a new water treatment plant. instead just a few hundred meters into gaza territory. visit became a demonstration of the level of insecurity here a powerful bomb buried by the road blasted the end of his convoy vehicles were damaged seven people were lightly injured. and his delegation pressed on to the water project where he said the attack would only make him more determined to return. they blew up three of our cars while entering the gaza strip this proves to you one hundred percent that it will not prevent us from continuing our path towards putting an end to this day to division will continue to come to girls. but that division between the palestinian authority dominated by fatah and its political rival hamas in gaza was once again on full display a palestinian president's office accused hamas of responsibility for the attack given its continued control of security in the strip hamas condemned both the
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explosion and the p.a.'s. accusation started with. these mostly written accusations can only achieve the goals of the criminals that targeted the convoy of valmy hundred dollars in the main suspect who wants to destroy the palestinian clans if the occupation. started some analysts suggest some of his groups aiming to cause political chaos were behind the attack on the crater itself shows you just what a sizable device this was the immediate impact obviously substantial the question now is how far the shock waves of what happened here will carry over into the political process between fatah and hamas. reconciliation efforts have been stalled for months since hamas dissolved its administration last year so far there's been no full resumption of p.a. control in gaza with talks foundering on issues such as jobs for tens of thousands of hamas members and control of its military wings weapons we are living.
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in between there is a possibility of hamas or that defacto government and that a new government that's in the not they walk enough to. have it said is possible. the palestinian prime minister arrived back in ramallah in the occupied west bank his spokesman accusing hamas leaders of declining an invitation to meet for gaza's people desperate for some kind of government to address a worsening humanitarian and now security situation of the weight goes on. gaza. small groups of people are being allowed out to rebel held eastern in syria around one hundred fifty people or so far left the enclave which has been under intense government bombardment three weeks and official reports. have come from eastern guta slowly perhaps hesitantly most definitely the glad to be out and worried about those they've left behind. we were about two hundred people living in
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a cellar without light or electricity and very little food it was impossible to leave because of the events many people decided to leave and head to duma and only forty of us stayed behind in that cellar and decided not to leave until the syrian army entered the city. my children would tell me dad we don't want to die whenever they tell me this i'd cry tears of blood and prayed to god to make me die before them. others have been bused out of the area after the group reached an agreement with the united nations the russians and others around a thousand people need to leave for medical treaty. the first batch of around one hundred have no left. to date has been agreed to take those who want to go to damascus or even approach to be treated and returned back once again to good the first batch consisting of around forty families have left to damascus for treatment the u.n. and the red crescent where their new batches of sick people will follow for treatment
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outside. the agreement to get injured people lie to has been around for a little while the fact that the process is actually started will give encouragement to the united nations who obviously like to see the numbers increase in the coming days the fighting continues around the un cle which is no been split in three by syrian government forces backed by the russians. it may not be as fierce as recent days but that's little consolation to those still trapped in sight . alan fischer al jazeera on the turkey syria border russia has ramped up the rhetoric against the u.k. warning britain not to threaten a nuclear power promise to theresa may has given russia a deadline of the end of tuesday to prove it was not involved in the nerve agent attack against former double agent and his daughter moscow is so far refusing to cooperate with the u.k. in its investigation on a b phillips reports. is this the lull before the storm the
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british government says it's looking at ways of responding to what it believes is now outrageous act by russia this is part of a pattern of behavior by the putin regime and you'll seeing this reckless support for the use of chemical weapons all the way from syria to the streets of the. country. being encouraged by the determination of our friends to stand with us except that friends aren't so predictable these days the american president shortly after sacking a secretary of state who was highly regarded by the british government says it sounds to him as if russia was involved in the nerve agent attack but in moscow the russian foreign minister said britain was being obstructive refusing to give russia samples of the nerve agent so that it could carry out its own investigation. its
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russia is not guilty but russia is ready to cooperate in the framework of the chemical weapons convention only the united kingdom takes pains to fulfill their legal obligations or cling to the same document that was the london's luxury properties luxury shops could britain target russians who spend money here an anti corruption group estimates more than a billion dollars of suspicious russian wealth is invested in u.k. property well it's certainly the case that some of the individuals that we've identified in this research are well known to the kremlin so if they were to find themselves subjected to police investigations by unexplained well for days for example then that would send a very clear message to the kremlin the corrupt individuals and their illicit cash and no longer welcome here british politicians want to send a message to russia that they won't tolerate what they see as a brazen attack on british soil but they also hope to cooperate with russia on
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issues like. containing iran and north korea's nuclear ambitions in other words russia's international significance presents britain with a diplomatic dilemma britain says it's ready to act but if this crisis escalates western unity could come under great strain to be phillip's al-jazeera a lot of. russia's president vladimir putin is widely expected to win a fourth term in elections on sunday despite frequent protests against him in the larger cities outside the more liberal centers for many russians there is no one but all russia correspondent reports from the town of. this is real russia as you're often told here isn't found in the biggest cities for that you've got to turn up the car radio and hit the road leave moscow in st petersburg for smaller places where vladimir putin support runs high or.
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so we've chosen the town of glitch four hours from the capital. which. is where you and alexander live the couple in their eighties kind and hospitable and both staunch putin voters. but he is a very almost man he would never say anything he didn't mean and if a person is all honest speaks genuinely and his deeds do good you can say only positive things about such a man. they see putin as a strong leader and were particularly impressed by the recent state of the nation speech where he pulled back a veil on secret weapons development. of. lived through a tough history with this country we started our lives in a terrifying war there were starvation and losses and we understood this with our countries the ninety's undermined everything so much uncontrollable times but putin
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slowly went in the right direction and brought us to the moment where we can see ourselves as a state able to take on a man's tasks again. after talking and evening routine watching the news unlike internet savvy youngsters older russians still get much of their information from t.v. most of it state controlled there's a good reason why the support of people like alexander miller is so important for vladimir putin and that's because when it comes to actually showing up on election day pensioners of the most reliable voters in russia. not everyone here is so enthusiastic go. out on the frozen river volga ice fisherman waits patiently for the bites but when it comes to the elections nicholai isn't impressed with the quality of the catch. whom to vote for
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there's no choice no candidates i think all vote for putin i'd like him to catch the thieves and mend our roads he's reinforcing the army at least that's something but there's no one to choose a soon as any candidate appears to slightly challenge him he gets drowned immediately. such disenchantments backs up the view that putin support may be brittle high only because of the lack of alternatives and worryingly for the kremlin state pollster vit c. om just noted a twelve percent drop in putin's ratings in russia's big cities. but out xander miller's allegiance is steadfast in their long lifetime russia has marched to very different music. and they're happy with the man currently calling the cheerleader. chalons down to zero russia. still to come on the news hour how one man is trying to give some dignity to the refugees and migrants who drowned in the mediterranean sea. sharing
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a heritage exploiting communities the big brands using mexico's designs but not sharing the profits. and the president of a greek football team apologizes after storming the pitch with a gun that story coming up in sport. however had some nasty spring storms across central parts of the matter trying to still a fair amount of cloud showing up across italy into the balkans and this little area of disturbed weather brought some valid storms into southern italy see here in a setting where we had the tornado bring down trees with some power outages even the local burger king took something off the grilling out of these nasty conditions and we will sit quietly down a little as we go on through the next hour or so where to stay still
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a few showers in place other side of the adriatic further west very heavy rain starting to pile its way into that western side of your very windy as well we are going to see those temps just getting up to thirteen or fourteen degrees so there's the spring warmth cooling off a touch as to gone through thursday and. by the end of the weekend temperatures will be struggling in an easterly breeze at least the place is going to come in so temps is in london for example just about getting above freezing by sunday ahead of that there's the war little bit of snow over the alps temperatures hovering around freezing there for moscow with a little bit of snow coming in here as well for northern parts of africa not too bad twenty eight celsius there for cairo increasing tabel make its way into northern parts of iraq and looks like a wet one here on thursday with a top temperature just seventy degrees. to train and equip the opposition in syria so they can help push back these terrorists people in power investigates how the us supplies soviet style weapons to
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its allies through private companies. wash their hands and say well we didn't know where it was so weapon that was supplied by the us government may well end up being pointed at us soldiers we pick it up less than two months after the professional america's secret pipeline to syria at this time on al-jazeera. perception. powerful documentary. from around the globe. was a big sound. fielitz journalism. debates and discussion this is a lot of misunderstanding a distortion isn't the only argument i find against that all. history. see the world from a different perspective on al-jazeera. and
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one of the top stories here on. state rex tillerson has confirmed leaving office at the end of the month he was fired by president donald trump who cited differences of opinion on foreign policy. in prime minister. scapes unheard after a bomb exploded one his convoy was traveling in gaza hamas is denied responsibility . russia says it won't cooperate with a british investigation into the poisoning of a former russian double agent and this is given access to a sample of the nerve agent used on him. president trying doesn't. and border wall prototypes for his proposed project to separate the u.s. from mexico it was shown eight towers that will be tested for thirty to sixty days
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to determine which design is best trump said he lights a fully concrete wall because it was the hardest to climb but says it needs see through capabilities as well some experts estimate the war could cost as much as twenty billion dollars and funding is yet to be secured let's go to rob reynolds now who joins us from miramar in san diego so rob what was trump said when he visiting those bits of. well lauren i just want to say we're standing right outside the marine corps air station miramar which is where president trump just finished giving a sort of pep talk to a group of american uniform service members also the place from which he is preparing to depart for los angeles where he will attend a fundraiser and then spend the night while visiting the wall a few kilometers away from this location did as you say point out the inadequacy of
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the current border wall saying it's too easy to climb and saying somewhat mysteriously that many of the people who climb over it. from mexico are trained mountain climbers which. did seem a little dubious he also called upon congress to immediately fund the wall and as you may remember and as many of our viewers will remember the president during his campaign in two thousand and sixteen repeatedly promised to have mexico pay for the wall an idea that the accident authorities have repeatedly. rejected out of hand didn't mention that pledge again he said instead that he has great relations with mexico and with its president enrique pena nieto despite the fact that the two have not met since trump came into office and drop had some harsh criticisms for the governor of this state california jerry brown saying he's done a poor job as governor of that state taxes are too high and particularly homed in
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on the idea of sanctuary city which has been a real flashpoint between california and the top administration the sanctuary cities the term given to cities and areas that have told their local law enforcement officials not to cooperate automatically with federal immigration authorities when they arrest someone who's status in the united states may be questionable they're not to turn them over to the him. gratian authorities right away as that is happens in some states lauren and rob what do many people and officials in the us what is the u.s. is not just make it economically powerful state oppose his policies. well first of all it's a democratic party dominated stated voted for hillary clinton in president. at the after the voting you may recall talk about how lots of. registered.
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aliens the people who shouldn't be in the country voting were voting in california and he said that is what made the candidacy of hillary clinton a win over him in terms of the popular vote there's no evidence of that of course but the state is although it has some conservative pockets the cities of san francisco and los angeles are extremely a liberal and they have a large hispanic population as well so this puts the people and the government the elected officials of california at odds with over things like refugee policy immigration policy border wall sanctuary cities and many others including environmental issues lauren rob reynolds thank you very much indeed. the man known as the book keeper of auschwitz has died before he could begin his prison sentence good morning was sentenced over his role in connecting valuables stolen from victims of nazi concentration camps during world war two dominick kane reports
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about him. as a frail old man. to avoid jail through the courts it was a legal battle the convicted criminal would lose but by dying before his sentence could stunt designing escaped punishment years earlier he'd said he was just a cog in the auschwitz machine judges ruled otherwise. gurning was stationed in the part of the camp that dealt with the valuable stolen from victims of the holocaust mountains of glasses gold teeth and many millions of dollars worth of foreign currency were taken because earnings job was to collect the cash and deliver it to his superiors in berlin at his trial several survivors were present people like him. as a teenager she lived through auschwitz but her parents were killed there he said gurning scase must serve as
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a warning for future generations they have. if justice is there in the schoolroom philby's. all those who qualify. still if they really be held responsible in the future. never again will they be able to just be in the congress in the machine really for you know in recent years germany has tried to prosecute the handful of surviving former s s members from auschwitz perhaps because as many as ninety percent of the perpetrators were never prosecuted after the war more than democratic germany has built many monuments to victims of its nazi predecessor and it commemorates them also in some more simple ways such as these which are called shelter shriner stumbling stones cross plaques marking the names of the victims and where they were killed. here the to our family are remembered they perished at auschwitz another of the survivors of the camp was ever
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more says kaur she meant kerning at his trial and after news of his death emerged she took to twitter to state how he had validated her testimony and had denounced the regime which claimed so many lives dominic kane al-jazeera perlin. refugees who escaped the civil war in south sudan six months ago are beginning to return to their homes or than four hundred thousand people sought safety by fleeing east across the border into ethiopia but as of a morgan reports from border town of progress many are coming home to find their communities destroyed. mary gets course is preparing to start serving tea she sent the fighting last august you know is that all the. world will know i came back here with my teapot and my things to sell tea hoping that i'd get money for my
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children when the fighting started i went to the border with them when it calmed down i came back to sell tea so i can continue to earn money for them. mary was one of thousands who fled by gog and one of four hundred thousand south sudanese who escaped with european. cause the military headquarters of the armed opposition under the ousted former vice president riek machar this very little to return to for the few who have ventured back. i was here when the fighting happened in august and fled to i heard people were returning so i came back with my children but i didn't find anything when i came back it was destroyed what is left behind a reminder of fierce fighting thousands of civilians use this bridge to flee from baghdad to gamble in neighboring ethiopia when the armed opposition and erect much are lost control of the territory six months ago and while they may have lost their military headquarters the fighting between the opposition and the government is far from over with civilians paying the price of the war that is now in its fifth year
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the united nation expects three million south sudanese will be displaced this year in africa's largest refugee crisis since the rwandan genocide in one thousand nine hundred four government ministers want everyone who fled by god to come back we are writing them to come all of them the governor and the deputy governor us and valley . make sure that there were received and the role of the president of the republic of south sudan president salva kiir mayardit is to make sure that those who are killer turning will be provided with the services they need as a government we would like you to work to make sure that services are provided to all of them around four million of south sudan's twelve million population lost their homes as some start to return in other parts of the country the mass displacement continues peace seems elusive to africa's youngest nation people morgan al-jazeera in south sudan. the final resting place for many of the refugees and migrants who have drowned in the mediterranean sea well the three thousand
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people died last year alone as they tried to cross from north africa to southern europe people smuggling but now magento reports where one man is attempting to give them some dignity and death in a graveyard for the unknown one volunteer works to one of the migrants and refugees he says the world has forgotten. and in this. i feel like these people didn't have a family so i want to be a family for them because they were persecuted in their countries. tells us it was their suffering that compelled so many desperate people to try and cross into europe from libya but the mediterranean didn't deliver them to safety when their bodies washed ashore here in tsar's east tunisia dean tried to give them the peace he says they deserved all along. when we found a woman with a child i thought to myself maybe he has her son the medical report said he was
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five years old i wanted to provide them with dignity and death in a symbolic way because a mother is always with her children in life and i bury them head to head. a few small toys sit atop the grave of the boy shamsuddin placed them there for a child he says should never have experienced such horror. i have two sons who are legally migrated from tunisia to europe maybe the work i'm doing for the dead helped them in some way maybe the spirits of the dead prayed for them to reach europe safely. dean a former fisherman and sometime taxi driver has been volunteering with the tunisian red crescent since well before the current migration crisis he says he's buried hundreds of people in the past decade last year alone he dug seventy six graves this small fishing town in southeastern tunisia sits only about eighty kilometers from the country's border with libya which is a major gateway for migrants and refugees from africa and the middle east who are
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trying to reach europe of all the things that dean has witnessed on this beach nothing was as bad as what he encountered one day in two thousand and fourteen. i saw the body of a lady who was attached to her son with a rope and another who had attached her son to a piece of wood and the waves were playing with them men women children as young as nine and ten that scene is burned in my mind back in the cemetery shum said dean keeps the site as clean as he can he and other volunteers are raising money to buy another plot of land that can be turned into a proper resting place but the economic problems in tunisia have made that very difficult in a place that continues to receive the dead they don't even have the money and equipment to collect d.n.a. which means that in a graveyard where the name of only one deceased migrant is known most of the graves will for the time being at least remain anonymous. zita as these tunisia
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and mexico is famous for its highly patterned ornate indigenous clothing and the fashion world has taken notice major brands and designers have been selling clothing inspired by traditional designs but the communities where those designs originate say they often don't see the benefits john how one has more from mexico city. it's taken is a kill descend to a life time to get to here when the pen seems to guide itself what he sees in his community of to mexico flies off the page made flesh by his wife. this intricate dream world has been built up in the imagination of generations of to man go cross people. together the communities become famous for these tapestries. now they're worried that their shared heritage is being exploited by big brands who use their designs but don't share the profits but i must proportion. we can make
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anything we're asked to that we should be paid a fair amount that way we can get ahead generate employment here and the people write. a recent study by n.-g. o. impact concludes that a clothing brands of plagiarised indigenous designs. the spanish clothing firm mango used to design in this wetter after complaints they withdrew it from wrote a letter pledging to help the community several indigenous communities in mexico have their own distinctive designs which are sold locally in shops and markets these are often poor people so when they see their patterns being used to mass produced or luxury clothing without compensation or recognition it really rankles. the problem is judging when the thin line between inspiration and plagiarism is crossed defining that by copyright is tough because the designs are often the cultural heritage of entire communities rather than just one person. congresswoman
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paolo félix says companies shouldn't see is a legal question but one of moral duty guess what one of us the government has also is that they need to get ethically responsible because at the end of the day it's just stealing that is that is of mexican craftspeople we have to have that word in us to say you can't explode it is sayings in other countries and say they are yours . but when you get well it's a complicated picture but the very fact it's been watch more closely than ever may mean a fair deal from its cruise cross people john home and. mexico city watch want to come on as our news from london including. reporter. with the world. of the pool. and in sports roger federer edges closer to a sixth title in the california desert. that international sport.
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business updates. it's going places. thanks. to the last pristine areas of antarctic to boast of the case for making it a marine protected area maybe investigating the sea floor as well as trying to discover whether plastic pollution has reached the extremely remote waters. with greenpeace expedition in antarctica. thank the weddell sea spreads over
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a vast area in winter seventy five percent of its surface is covered in ice it is the realm of the penguin myriad marine species but it is not the realm of mine and many want to keep it that way so the more information the team can gather the better the chances of winning protection for these unique waters on board the expedition sub is antarctic specialist. came to find out what this little known zone holds and what she discovered was the stunning underwater realm composed of all manner of life it has one hundred percent coverage in the sea floor of them has a great three d. structure which allows other organisms to come in and if they and a really interesting species composition and all these factors make it really difficult for a community to become potter it's to have it such as part of the fishing we call these areas fundable marine ecosystem and hopefully we can get to this and other areas we come across that special protection. team are also searching for evidence
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of the less visible so one of the big stories may recalls is plastics in the world's oceans and these are some of the remotest waters in the world all the same be very interesting for the crew it's established little rock any plastics and reaches far less i will grant just about still here yeah that's right just seeing. the sea surface but that. quest for this evidence is growing around the world for studies that like the plastic before this extreme a prisoner releases and they'll be found the right results location snow you samples are also taken on shore throughout the expedition in different locations to see if they said he signed of my crew plastics that i have to see. bigger de brie even finds its way to these remote caves here washed out fishing boys but it's p.f.c. s. grant of the team are on the lookout for which on to the world's oceans through
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amongst other things washing every day clothes a group of chemicals. dominantly textiles. cortex finishes war for problems with islands phylum even in household carpets these days and not just clothes all this new found knowledge will be studied and compiled once the expedition wraps up at the end of march to support the e.u. backed bid to turn a major part of the weddell sea into an asian century nicholas al-jazeera and article. and in part five our series environment and to nick luck looks at the impact of krill fishing in antarctica weather a freeze that overfishing could threaten the entire ecosystem to her sport here's joe. lauren thank you must see night his hopes of winning this year's you wait for champions league are over they were beaten by severe progress to the quarter finals for the first time in their history with some bad been yet a doubles secured the spanish side victory at old trafford ramallah carcass scored
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a late consolation goal for united but it finished two one is just the second time they've lost at home in all competitions this season or roma have also made it through to the last eight they be checked doesn't yet one know it inject her getting the goal as they progress for the first time in ten years and there is a huge game in the champions league on wednesday as barcelona host chelsea in the last sixteen it's one one after the first leg in london chelsea are unbeaten in their last eight matches against barcelona so the catalans know they'll be in for a tough encounter. i expect a similar rival to the one we faced during the first leg with all of their virtues and with all the danger attached to them they are a rival capable of scoring at any moment a very different situation and wednesday's other champions league game by munich would need a disastrous outing against us to prevent them from making the quarterfinals that's
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because they already lead five nil for the first leg. the president of greek football club power or even sufi this has apologized to his fans after running on to the pitch carrying a gun during a league match on sunday the incident happened after power had a late goal ruled offside in their game against athens it led to the greek government suspending all top flight matches in the country indefinitely now a statement on the club's website says the severest is deeply sorry. serina williams returned to the court after becoming a mother for the first time has ended at the hands of her sister williams renewed her professional rivalry with the elder sibling venus at indian wells on monday in their twenty ninth career meeting peter stomach watch the action. so real williams is back in big time to miss and on monday she faced
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a familiar rival her big sister venus the indian world was the earliest the two were meeting at a tournament since one thousand nine hundred ninety eight australian open the second round so really came into this match with the seventy seven career head to head advantage over venus. but on this occasion it was close to the thirty seven year old williams sister first hit six three to venus. the older sister capitalized and raced to an early lead in the second set but the thirty six year old twenty three time grand slam singles champion serena was not lying down though despite being down three love she fought back to ensure the second say it like the first would be a competitive affair. but ultimately the might would belong to venus second since sixfold.
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has a lot of focus that goes on tearing match specially hence her opponent with a record like her town level of her so really it's about his focusing on the tennis i think i'm going to try to move by tournaments. definitely not thinking too far in the future ready for the next time it are you ready for that i have a lot to improve on you know. it's good that i have. to say that this is the best ploy i lost. my room for improvement is incredible so i'll just go keep saying you determine my goal is just to be better than the last i don't generally don't want to go backwards i just want to continue to go for it and i think as long as i can do that i'll keep getting there. serena williams will no doubt be back for mel b. this what gives with the families on a reggae stone the start of
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a store but in the fourth round he disturbed al-jazeera. meanwhile world number one a defending champion roger federer eased into the last sixteen in california he beat serbia is philip crane of it six two six one in less than an hour the swiss who's bidding for a sixth indian wells title this week will face frenchman jeremy shockey next. to the way. up day four of the winter paralympics games has been a successful one for the neutral paralympic athletes that's the name given to the russian athletes who can't compete in their own countries colors because of a ban on the state sponsored doping they won four medals in biathlon on tuesday a catarina saver leading the way with gold in the women standing ten kilometers
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it's her third gold in pyongyang after also winning six kilometers biathlon and twenty kilometers cross country events there was also a third gold of the games to slovakia is henrietta gusts over the thirty one year old won the visually impaired combined event with her guide to add to her super g. and downhill titles usa topped the medal table with six goals but the n.p.a. ukraine and slovakia just behind with five each. three time a limp. ski jumping champion camel style his closing on on the world cup title the pole lets to his twenty eighth well cup victory on the large scale and nearly hammer on choose day stops two jumps exceeded one hundred forty meters z. pete countryman but ski with ease home favorite robot you hunston who became an internet sensation during the olympics because of business stosh came in. and that is useful for now but so lauren in london. thanks very much joe and that's
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