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this is a really fabulous news for one of the best i've ever worked in there is a unique sense of bonding where everybody teams in but something i feel every time i get on the chair every time i interview someone we're often working around the clock to make sure that we bring events as i currently as possible to the viewer that's what people expect of us and that's what i think we really do well. live from studio. head. welcome to the news stream the british prime minister comes down hard on russia after a former russian spy was poisoned in the u.k. to reason has reacted by expelling twenty three diplomats and canceling.
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russian diplomats in the next condemning what they call the case. also on the grid they are the people who. one month since seventeen people were killed. students and teachers across the u.s. . the seventeen minutes of. several u.s. channels went to black for those same seventeen minutes we're following the conversation on the walkout online and how some students are being given control over some high profile social media. and we remember stephen hawking the professor everyone. has to become one of the world's greatest scientific minds he has passed away at the age of seventy six. and he's. lived. there with the news.
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online through you tube facebook live and al-jazeera don't call man after initially suggesting russia may have been behind a poison attack on the u.k. prime minister to resign my house now open the floodgates and gone directly to moscow twenty three russian diplomats in the u.k. i have been told they have got a week to get out of the country and any future high level dealings between downing street and the kremlin. have been suspended and it is all in reaction to the poisoning of a former double agent now living in the english shot of solsbury so ghostscript alone his daughter yulia were exposed to a military grade toxic nerve agent eleven days ago and are still in a critical condition in hospital his prime minister may have had a very simple approach to russia engaged but beware and i continue to believe it is not in our national interest to break off all dialogue between the united kingdom and the russian federation but in the aftermath of this appalling act against our
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country this relationship cannot be the same so we will suspend all planned high level bilateral contacts between the united kingdom and the russian federation this includes revoking the invitation to foreign minister lavrov to pay reciprocal visit to the u.k. and confirming they will be no attendance by ministers or indeed members of the royal family at this summer's world cup in russia finally mr speaker we will deploy a range of tools from across the full breadth of our national security apparatus in order to counter the threats of hostile state activity has been to be philip's though he is outside the british house of the parliament in westminster london short story here barnaby to reason may is not mucking around. well let's see she went on to say twenty three russian diplomats being expelled a range of other measures being taken looking at new anti espionage laws
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she talked about the possibility of freezing assets of our wealthy russian individuals here in london how much all of this is really going to hurt the russians i'm not so sure i mean i think i think it's reasonable to expect that there will be retaliatory expulsions of british diplomats from moscow and i think we'll have to see the scope of those other activities those other british measures how far they go i think britain's challenge now is to explain to its allies in the united states in nato and in the european union that this is not just an anglo russian raw if you like not just a bilateral route but a threat to the rules based international order as the british call it and and a potential attack that could have happened to any western country and so far the british have heard encouraging rhetoric from allied countries but they'll be trying
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to turn that from words into action in the days and weeks to come the current sirmed obama bin you're right to point out that bees measures may not have that much of the desired effect on russia but the concern has got to be the escalation here the fact that relations can deteriorate even further between these countries and russia we already know on the world so it has got problems with other countries . yes i mean that the british are walking a fine line here. that the british government believes that their country came under attack with a chemical nerve agent and this is not happened in europe since the second world war so that they want to send a very strong message about a brazen attack but at the end of the day you know we are talking about two nuclear arms states with huge interests across the world and there are places in which
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there is a very definite british interest in keeping dialogue with the russians open be it on you know on the iran nuclear deal for example they work very closely for years they've spoken a lot about north korea together in recent years they would hope to have some sort of dialogue about the situation in syria for years to come so that that was always the calculation that the british had to make it but i think that that underlines the point i was making my first answer which is that multilateral responses from the west are that much more effective in making a message to the russians thank you barnaby and from barnaby phillips in london we go to sevastopol in crimea rory chalons is there for us this is where the russian president is wrapping up his campaigning for the coming election rory one of your pick up from what we were talking about with barnaby there about the way russia would deal with this the reaction and what effect any of this might even have on
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russia. you know what i think bobby was absolutely right that question the effects the impacts that what the reason most just outlines will have here or with the russians because basically what she said so far concrete steps twenty three diplomats to be expelled back to russia well the russians will just respond in kind to that's what that's what they've already indicated they will do perhaps throwing out even more different that's than the than the brits have thrown out then the invitations allowed for all of being retracted well raise a quarter of the foreign ministry spokesperson has said that and admiral the never accepted that invitation anyway then there's the court saying that ministers and royal royals will not be attending the world cup in russia later in the summer i don't think that's going to bother the russians too much particularly when we start seeing actual concrete steps like assets being frozen like oligarchs being
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targeted like you know sort of by being rounded up or whatever that's when things are going to have more of an impact so to reason may is going to have to actually have to follow through on some of threats that make this any kind of meaningful response rather essentially is an oligarchy and you have numerous very rich high profile russians doing business in london having property in london sending this kids to school in london and they have ties to the kremlin if those people start suffering losing their assets their kids are kicked out etc that's when it's going to have some sort of kickback but right now rory the russian leaders to vow to move putin in particular has got a lot more to worry about an election. yeah i mean he's he's wrapping up his campaigning here in crimea for very symbolic reasons i mean crimea was
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reintegrated back in to russia and this week four years ago the election has been chosen specifically to fall on the date of the reunification of crimea is never called an annexation here it's called a reunification. a person has come here basically for a symbolic reasons to present himself as the man who gathered up russian lands what he sees as russian lands and bring them back into the fold sevastopol is a russian city it's where the black sea fleet has been headquartered this is a place that feels very strongly that it has a role in defending russia against the threats that it sees in the in the world so we'll probably hear of a fairly tub thumping speech from poussin when he speaks in a short while a right or a challenge in sevastopol thank you for that so much russia related news these days as we say there is an election coming up on sunday rory was in if i'm pronouncing
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this correctly earlier this week which is around which i'm told around four hours north of moscow speaking to people outside the urban centers the ones for whom there is no question that amir putin is the man search for you g l i c h it is it out of the rhythm com you'll find that video report from rory and get in touch with us why don't you here come you contact details now has a newsgroup i've already heard from. on facebook at facebook dot com slash down to zero the live stream who said let's be honest the u.k. can't do anything really if it does to russia especially if briggs it goes through as well again saying that they would be even more eyes lighted and wouldn't have the support of the your opinion of the direct support of the european union behind them in a question actually what effect would this have on russia anyway when i think. and barnaby have explained that to get in touch with us you three questions in your thoughts hashtag a j newsgroup twitter facebook whatsapp and telegram all up and running. let's move on now students and teachers are walking out of their
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classrooms nationwide in the united states to demand tougher gun control laws it is a month to the day since the florida high school shootings the protests lasting seventeen minutes in tribute to those seventeen victims scum some sorry school districts have threatened to punish anyone taking part which is angered parents who say their children's rights to protest is being violated the suspected nineteen year old gunman was indicted last week his only gallica is outside the school in parkman's forest where you have reported on so much in the last month what's it been like there today and. well it was a very moving moment when the students move from inside the classrooms of the marjorie stoneman douglas high school to the football field behind me because they weren't alone students from other schools came over here and there was lots of singing lots of cheering obviously there was that seventeen moments to remember the seventeen lives that were lost here but remember it isn't just the school that was
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walking out today something like two thousand eight hundred schools across the entire country this is a movement this is a sense i think for many people that this might be the tipping point in talking about gun control but let's bring in shriya saying who is a an activist here in florida trey you were here when all this happened what do you think what's happening here not just a moment up with high school but across the entire country i think it's a sign that youth are waking up and that they're realizing that not only do we have power but that we have the ability to demand our seat at the table that if we put pressure now not only can we put pressure on the government but soon will be the ones voting deciding who the government will be and i think it's really inspiring i'm just inspired to see the amount of students who are out here who are passionate and who knew that they wanted a real change how realistic is it to expect things like a ban on assault rifles most students i've talked to know this is going to be a long hard fought battle so i think we as students are very realistic we realize that it will be really really difficult to get this done but i think that's what's
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so inspiring we're still in it we realize that it's going to be difficult but that's not going to daunt us anymore and i think that a lot of people especially adults disparage the movement as if it's a bad thing that it's being led by youth but youth are the people right now who have the most passion who are able to be in it for the long haul and who are going to be the ones making the decision in the future and i think this is the best possible thing we could be doing right now and it's not going to stop people going to keep on pushing that's my hope and i think because of the peers that i know the students that i know back in high school in college who are so passionate about this i can really tell that this is not something that people are just doing for a publicist you're just doing for like the insecure. in pictures they're doing it because they deeply care every time a child dies because of preventable gun violence that's a time when our country is failed us and i think it's time for us to take that back into our own hands and make a difference sheriff thank you very much for just some of the sense of the passion here come all among the students would be meeting over the past month they're not going to give up it isn't just about today's seventeen minutes of silence however
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the students want to remember the people that died or protest it's a movement that will continue remember they were will be heading to washington d.c. towards the end of this month that's expected to be even bigger event rather than one that we've seen today across this entire country and economic i thank you for that and also your grocery a sing a very articulate young lady this beijing on the gun control now these protests they're not just happening in florida they're happening all over the country that includes the capital washington d.c. if you have returns he has more from outside the white house. we have a sense of a great deal of outrage amongst the capitals young people here there's a bit of a twist in the rest of the country seventeen minute walk outs were planned in them the students are meant to go back into that into their schools here in d.c. however they gathered here at the white house here outside the white house they had a seventeen minutes of silence with their backs to the white house from action isn't here he's in california right now now they're not going back to school these
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students that are heading down towards capitol hill in a march several hundred of them now marching towards capitol hill where they hope to speak to members of congress to push through that demand for some sort of legislation but i have to say the consensus here amongst those who who are in some ways the older generation people in d.c. is gun reform is already dead there's no real appetite either amongst democrats or republicans to really push this through don't trouble me is back down already and it doesn't look likely however there are more demonstrations time there's another one mass demonstration time in ten days time the students here convince that they can keep on pushing so the public opinion is on that side. his lead to take us through some more reaction the seventeen minutes the number seventeen it's a case that i read it is a key thing so just an hour ago all viacom networks went black for seventeen minutes as a tribute to the seventeen people who were killed that marjorie stoneman douglas high school in florida viacom is the parent company of m.t.v.
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country music television and comedy central in the us in the blackout is part of a bigger platform viacom is giving the high schoolers to share their message about gun control viacom executive vice president of global inclusion marva smalls said quote viacom has all also has a responsibility to our audiences to do everything we can to elevate the many brave and bold acts of this to help them extend the reach and impact of their voices in this important movement students across the country have even taken over m.t.v.'s social media accounts m.t.v. and comedy central also change the color of their logo to orange like you see here in support of gun violence awareness and it's all leading up to the march for our lives demonstration in washington d.c. on march twenty fourth now here two students who survived the park when shooting and they appeared on comedy central telling us why they're still continuing to
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fight. we are not just completely barring the second amendment from existing that is not our goal our goal is of course to let our younger siblings to let our cousins to let the children that we know our lives to be able to go to school without having their school shot up that is ultimately that is our goal to make the world safer to make our country safer because this is an american issue and we've seen so many other gun legislation be passed there in other countries and it has worked but is gun control the answer what do we do more guns in schools make you feel safer when having a teacher who has access to a gun isn't that going to make school safer that's going to school in a prison and having your teachers be a prison guards. with the midterm election later this year candidates are already using the parklane shooting and now this walkout a political platform this message is from republican nick freydis running for u.s. senate but i just want to put up one thing because there's a lot of people organizing this march of the national level that have
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a very specific agenda that i for one you know think is going to yield the results that all of us want please understand something when you come back in the classroom the same problems will exist they'll still be there it'll still be that students sitting alone there's never had anyone come up and befriend them that has never had anyone come and talk to them and ask them about what they're dealing with not just in school but at home you have so much more power in you than just going out and walk you know and doing a protest there's nothing wrong with protest. but if you speak truth to power make sure you speaking truth but never ever forget that it's not the only way to address the situation we want to hear from you and want to know what you think of the walkout whether you're in the us or elsewhere you can always tweet me directly at leo harding age eight get in touch with us with one of our other platforms on telegram or whatsapp or you can use a hash tag in james get thank you lia the way these students have driven the post shooting narrative has been eye opening has and i think we've all seen how much more prominent an effect of they've been listening personally did and this is their
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feature paste from last week where they say sometimes it's worth waiting for a story to play out and then examine what has been reported in the aftermath the listening post it is in the show's section at al-jazeera dot com have a look for never again florida let's see what's happening at the level we should hopefully have some more live pictures coming in from these school walkouts as we've been telling you seventeen minutes they walked out four to mark the well to commemorate that is the seventeen people who died in. a symbolic moment one month is since the parkland shooting or right let's check in with some other world news now here's barbara sara for us in london hi barbara. hello there kamau turkey's president of the hunt says a free in a northern syria will soon be surrounded by turkish troops turkey and fighters from the free syrian army launched an offensive to take the kurdish enclave on january the twentieth the fighting is this place thousands of people and for those left water supplies have been cut as well as internet access turkey regards the kurdish
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y p g as a terrorist group and is trying to stop it from gaining any more ground along its border with syria. philippines president or did he go to ted is being accused of ignoring human rights abuses after withdrawing from a treaty that founded the international criminal court the i.c.c. announced last month it would investigate reports of extrajudicial killings and what the testicles a war on drugs detect as previously accused the court of political bias against him thousands of people have died in a drugs crackdown in the philippines since he took office in two thousand and sixteen. in the us of them across a candidate is claiming victory in a special election in pennsylvania despite leading the ballot by just six hundred votes and columns that republican rival has even conceded defeat the congressional election is being seen as a referendum on donald trump's performance he wanted this strict in the two thousand and sixteen presidential election by almost twenty points now it's
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a dead heat as john hendren reports. it was a race that shouldn't have been close it all and that makes connor lamb the new hope for the democratic party it's a little longer than we thought but we did it the you did it you did it. in a nail biter the young charismatic former marine and republican state legislator ric's a cone finished in a near dead heat in a special election for a u.s. congressional seat in pennsylvania that traditionally leans republican and we're going to keep fighting and don't give up and we'll keep it up we were in a room that has democrats believing they can retake congress with an eighty trump bump donald trump on the district by about twenty percentage points in two thousand and sixteen analysts say this election could be a sign of things to come this really will be seen as a referendum on donald trump and democrats are going to take. are going to take
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that as an indication an early indication that the november results could be very good for them and they're going to believe that they have a real chance of taking a majority in the house of representatives. late in the campaign should conan reach out to his party's president for help so we have chuck i j c. i have it with the president hoping to keep congress republican reached back go out and vote on tuesday for rick sic on the president even dispatched his son donald trump jr hoping to push the cone ahead he's going to support the things that my vote is doing to get a real conservative going to fight for america you must push through this in general but here in steel and coal country lamb appealed to many of the union workers and blue collar democrats who supported trump two years ago many are now disillusioned despite the protective steel tariffs trump hoped would keep them
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voting republican it's heartbreaking because i voted for trump we all had hopes that he would change everything but. i guess we were wrong or maybe we're wrong right now i don't know democrats hope to make more gains like they have in pennsylvania but that will depend on whether they can run electorally appealing get it it's like lamb and whether they continue to face an unpopular president john hendren al jazeera washington. angle americal has officially started her for some term s. german chancellor that's only six months after losing significant support in the two thousand and seventeen election merkel was formally appointed by president francophile to steinmeyer before taking the oath of office in the lower house merkel has been chancellor since two thousand and five and most germans believe this will be her final time. and that is it now let's go back to come out in doha barbara thank you for that we turn now to the life and times of professor steven william or king the british physicists and cosmologists who defied the odds and
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a crippling illness to become one of the greatest minds the world has ever known a palace to weigh in wednesday morning at the age of seventy six and age he was never supposed to reach which in itself says so much about him. born in the english city of oxford in one hundred forty two he came into the world this is interesting exactly three hundred years after the great italian astronomer galileo left the world a point hawking always liked to make his father wanted him to study medicine he wanted to study math he ended up reading physics and chemistry subjects which took him to cambridge university in one thousand nine hundred sixty two to research the field of cosmology now it's hard to go into detail about hawking's work but let me quickly try he explored the idea of the universe having no beginning and no end but he also found that black holes could leak as it with things could get out of them and they would eventually explode a discovery which stunned physicist and pointed to a possible origin for the universe but age twenty one hawking was diagnosed with a traffic lateral sclerosis it's
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a rare neurological disease you might have heard it called lou gehrig's disease and as he deteriorated he was confined to a wheelchair he spoke through that computerized voice box and was expected to live only until twenty five at the most that might have stopped unless the person not stephen hawking but he had the position of location professor of mathematics for thirty years perhaps the most prestigious seat in science it was once filled by isaac newton himself the father of modern physics his book a brief history of time it was written to be understood by nonscientists i'm sure not your average bestseller but it was hugely popular it sold over ten million copies and among the many awards hawking received was this in two thousand and nine it is the presidential medal of freedom from barack obama the highest civilian honor in the united states in the end steven hawking lived on the surface seventy six years half a century more than expected and in one final fitting coincidence he passed away on what would have been the one hundred thirty ninth birthday of albert einstein
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a genius he was sometimes compared to lia this happened overnight u.k. time and then i sort of my twitter feed is in a different god up in the morning hawking everywhere all over so she has it's definitely the bulk of the conversation online because just after. hawking died he became the top conversation globally we've seen more than three million tweets and hawkings name is being used all around the world and countries from the us to australia india brazil chile you name it someone there is probably talking about stephen hawking people have been praising him largely as a legend the american astrophysicist neil tyson tweeted this picture saying his passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake but it's not empty think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of space time that defies measure and nasa they also tweeted this along with a video of him saying remembering stephen hawking every now and physicist and ambassador of science his theories unlocked
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a universe of possibilities that we in the world are exploring may you keep flying like superman and microgravity they say now in a media statement his children spoke out saying that we're deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today he was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years his courage and persistence with his brilliance and humor inspired people across the world we will forever miss him and indeed hawking's legacy goes beyond being one of the greatest scientists of his generation he's being praised for being outspoken on human rights issues as well from israel to the war in syria . children of. what will you do. if you're talking about stephen hawking his life and his death we would love to hear from you you can send us your thoughts
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year questions comments about this and just be sure to use the hash tag news grid so we can check back with you thank you lia we're going to talk to neil torak now director of the perimeter institute for theoretical physics he worked alongside stephen hawking over the years joining us via skype from ontario in canada. well what did stephen hawking do i tried to explain it in the simplest of terms but how did a man inside his own head come up with these sorts of theories that he came up with without ever traveling into space a looking at these things it's the mind absolutely boggles stephen hawking was very theoretical physicist who was perhaps the preeminent example of of the field in his times. this field is kind of magic that that works for reasons we do not know but it goes back to the
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ancient greeks and the discovery of and india with the discovery of mathematics and and then progresses through newton and and others and maxwell and so hawking was both profoundly conservative in his science he took the entire body of physics which we know and he tried to address it to tackle the questions which other people feared most let's say how do you have the most impossible questions how do you think neal do we explain stephen hawking and his legacy to future generations how do i explain to my nine year old how important he was because well on the one hand he's the professor in the wheelchair who spoke with the voice box easy's iconic in that sense but he's you know he's so much more right. he's much more than that i think his intellectual brilliance he he set the agenda but they were tickled physics he was the first one who dared to question the black holes were
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black and eternal that he found out they would take a he used them the same mathematics to study the very beginnings of the universe which again most people were afraid to discuss seemed like an unbelievably difficult to pick of an economy not program someone on facebook sorry to interrupt you saying hawkins didn't die he just turned around into the universe i quite like that description actually doesn't have a defeat heaven yes does he have an air that's not quite the phrase i want but is there a modern day stephen hawking people who have a thing that. i think all of us and there are tickle physics are his as. he really set the agenda i mean he was at least ten years ahead of his time and for the last three decades. much of theoretical physics has been devoted to try to understand and improve on his ideas so he sort of laid down
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a challenge. of very high quality and insights not everything he did was correct frequently bets with people on controversial topics and sometimes he lost those bets but he was what was extraordinary about him was his boldness the scientific honesty that was his scientific legacy but you know i was very fortunate to know him personally and what was even more remarkable was his courage and his personal warmth. so courageous intellectually courageous in standing up for the underdog in he didn't mind if other people disagreed with him that was fine. he would you know battle it out as any good scientist should. and then he's incredible personal warmth and affection for others and yeah he he loved enjoying good times with other people and in many ways his very human qualities out
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sean even is into mark neal turkey but i really supportive thank you so much for your time sir we actually going to keep talking about him here in the studio but thank you so much for your time and condolences to you as well it's a pleasure. thank you so we've got the sports team in a little bit early because our stephen hawking had a profound effect on the global paralympic movement and coincidently we have the winter paralympic games going on right now yet with an immense amounts impact after parsons who is the head of the international paralympic paralympic committee put it quite eloquently saying hawking embodied the word ability more than any his appearance at the two thousand and twelve paralympics in london was one of the defining moments of the game you remember hawking narrated a scientific journey of discovery at the opening ceremonies it was his speech that moved the world and inspired a generation of para fleets. we are all good there is no such thing
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as the standard or run of the mill you want to be in but we share the same spirit. so it's very difficult life you see there is always something you can. be there. that games provide an opportunity for her have you believe. the refugees themselves become milestone in their world. so let us take it to celebrate excellent friendship and respect. that message was posted thousands of times on social media the death of stephen hawking is also getting a lot of reaction from the sporting world a tweet from the paralympic games official account saying rest in peace stephen thank you for being a pioneer of the human spirit you will be greatly missed also the head of the
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international athletics federation this bastion co pay tribute talking saying an extraordinary mind about a generous man may he once again inspire the paralympic athletes and the world's craig spence the media and communications director for the i.p.c. tweeted this quote from hawking's twenty twelve speech the paralympic games is also about transforming our perceptions of the world earlier we were joined on sat by pair athletes started off by asking him what impact talking had on the paralympic games. out sistema hawkings had a huge impact to the vast majority of people one disability because he is a very prominent figure within you know the scientific world but also the world at large because his physical ability is quite obvious and his accomplishments and science are amazing so people can see the importance of the man his weight
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in terms of his respectability and just you know she's shooting light on the portals of sports i mean if you have this great genius who's saying sports in the in the humanity in it and what he said he mentioned about the narrative and the limitations of this world so i think that just shows you know sports can bypass and it's it's a tool sports of how much of a turning point was the two thousand and twelve paralympics in terms of changing the world's perception of paris for i think i think out of all the games probably the most impactful one because of the great britain you know this you know huge empire that it has its weight within the international community they hosted a great games i mean the participation the organization it was right after the olympics but i think by a week or two weeks and i mean just they kept that spirit you know the athleticism of the you know the international community gauging and it just it was just
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something about it i think it lacked in the real games you don't quite have the same i guess you could say p.r. spent but it was that that spirit of the games was there in the chivas were amazing i remember i did a small paper on it. in particular for that this region and the paralympic athletes perform five times better than the able bodied athletes and i was something amazing so the paralympics are going on right now in pyongyang do you think that being the winter olympics struggled to get the attention and the popularity that the summer paralympics get probably i think i think. undoubtedly because i mean i was reading that only forty nine nations are presenting the winter games. from our part of the world i mean it's hot so we're not able to you know put it into any games i mean maybe we can do glitter curling because you can train like indoor ice skating rings but at the same time like i was interested in the cross-country skiing because it's
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kind of so much i try the lawns and marathon running we're going to practice we're going to train so i think the difficulty is a lot of countries can't train i think also part of it is the winter is not very you know so enjoyable it's cold it's it's another level of struggles you have to train you have to compete and then you have to deal with the cold weather so i think i don't think for everyone i like the cold weather as how we like to hear your thoughts on anything you see here on aging you can tweet me directly at after score is small i'll be back with more at eight hundred g.m.t. far a thank you for that many of you actually messaging in just now during that segment in that interview talk about stephen hawking what a great man he was a huge loss to the world and inspiration to the younger generation also plenty of reaction from you on the russia story this one caught my eye from facebook live chasing and this represents a lot of your views actually chasing away russian diplomats is meaningless russia would just reciprocate if they were serious they could have asked russian oligarchs
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to withdraw all their money from british banks ban ownership of football clubs withdraw from the world cup whoever sent that comment yeah i'm sure they could have asked for that but i don't suspect russia would be in the mood to cooperate on any of those things a lot more to come and russia u.k. relations at the moment this is the news good if you're watching us on facebook live we've got more for you coming up on the protests in america cybering display of thousands of pairs of shoes in the shadow of the u.s. and then later u.n. investigators accuse social media giant facebook of spreading hate speech about the persecuted. we'll have the details on that in just a moment. hello and welcome back look at weather conditions across the levant and western parts of asia you see this massive cloud across more eastern areas as being bringing in some snow and still though during the course of thursday so head on through into friday
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at most that then should have cleared away tashkent their respective star eleven degrees around the caspian sea from a cloud but it should be largely dry more uncertain conditions across parts of turkey extending into syria with a brace of rain but it should be dry further south in beirut in lebanon with highs of eighteen degrees it's fine in the arabian peninsula and indeed decidedly summer terms of thirty two degrees in tow her winds largely from the south at this stage as we head into the weekend temperatures still into the thirty's that move the way of claire own but still staying fine and warm warm in the other side the prince of the maximum of thirty five degrees in mecca let's head down into southern portions of africa where we've got a tropical cyclone currently approaching madagascar and that's going to be giving very heavy rain eastern cape but it should be drying cape town with a high here of nineteen.
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i am doing this for the benefit of people. so bad they see the game board and all the other guys. who witness documentaries that open your eyes. at this time on al-jazeera. with bureaus spanning six continents across the globe. al-jazeera as correspondents live in the stories they tell of it was tough but. there's not a lesser staff. were at the mercy of the russian camp for palestinian direct i'll just zero fluent in world news.
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zero dot com and what's trending is well how stephen hawking supported the palestinian cause. there's well now it is iraq and if you want to have a look at the latest russia as well. take turns i mean what come to is not african
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and that's and what's coming that's. what happens in the book. if you're looking for something new and different that's what ahead what trend what's trending on the front page at al-jazeera dot com. and we go off the grid with lia yes to me in places kind of me and our two places yeah me and maher and facebook facebook is in a place i know it's a place online if you will anyway un human rights investigators are saying that facebook played a role in hate speech during the rwanda crisis making the situation worse for the muslim minority group more than six hundred fifty thousand rohingya muslims have fled me and mars rock on state into bangladesh after ethnic tensions sparked a security crackdown last august but the un investigators are currently looking into the possibility of genocide there a un man maher investigator said that facebook has not helped the situation. we
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know that the ultra nationalist buddhists have their own facebook and really inciting a lot of violence and a lot of hate to it against. the. other ethnic minorities. and i'm afraid that facebook has now turned into. too into a beast than what it was. originally intended to be used and maybe in other parts of the world too so why is this such a big deal facebook is the pre dominant social media platform in me and mar so much so that the number of facebook users grew from just two million in two thousand and fourteen to more than thirty million today more people actually have access to facebook in their homes than electricity and a recent study found that almost forty percent of facebook users in myanmar got most if not all of their news from their facebook feeds and that means that freak
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news and hate speech against the are ahead can spread quickly causing a remarkable increase in violent rhetoric against the muslim minority group these anti post were not only circulated by members of the public but also reportedly by senior military officials and the spokes person for me and my as leader i'll song suchi now myanmar's military has a facebook page with more than two and a half million followers the un has accused the army of what it calls a textbook example of ethnic cleansing but the government denies that and prominent nationalist action we're off to he's used facebook as well to share. photos and videos now while facebook has removed some of the monks post and has restricted his page from time to time he still has an active online account now we've also been talking to phil robertson the deputy director of the asia division at human rights watch he had this to say. hate speech is spreading rapidly in myanmar and the
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primary means of transmission is on facebook i know that facebook thinks it's probably not their problem but it is and the un is right to call them out because facebook has set out principles of content that is allowed on their platform and they're simply not enforcing that in myanmar in a systematic way part of it is i think that they don't fully understand the situation part of it is they may think it's beyond them and another part of it is they don't have the people to deal with all the various different languages in myanmar but it's still a facebook problem and facebook has to be part of the solution rather than continuing to be part of the problem and throwing up their hands as if it's not their responsibility facebook is being criticized for not removing hate speech and me and maher failing to ban accounts that spread it and for not being consistent with the people that it bans facebook has not yet responded to the criticism for this particular report though in the past the company has said that it was working to remove hate speech and me and mar and block people who shared such content so
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consistently now we've also been talking to a hedge activist mohammed anwar who writes on the site wrote henge of blogger dot com he asked us not to show his face or share his location. in a jiffy using his book to disseminate information on the sufferings of the hiya to the wall since june twenty twelfth there were no problems for me in doing so until august and twenty seventeen and on dead t.v. zala t. dissenters attention spoke percent who had incited violence against with him in june twenty twelve or stayed a post on his facebook saying that facebook would call great we demean my government in in taking down the cost of already setting the accounts off everything activists he called advise us after that facebook delete at many says book or stuff my announcer many of my post didn't even have videos and images they were just getting almost i would just reporting about the violence against what he
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finally did is evident in my account for a few times for three days five days and a week like that similar things happen to some other we can get activists to. you can read more about this online al jazeera dot com we have an article on this particular story and as always if you're writing about it online especially on twitter you can get in touch with us with our hash tag a.j. news grid thank you for that now we have had a great series of reports recently here out of syria from nic luck he is on board a greenpeace ship on an antarctic expedition it's going to show you exactly where he is on the google map and when we're talking about the bottom of the world we really are all the way down there they went all say i mean it's just so hard away from anything incident like the closest land the tip of south america that right at the bottom of the world so we have this now the final of his series and it looks at the favorite food of whales as well as penguins and seals krill krill
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a tiny crust ations which other sea life depend on to survive but the fishing trawlers and muscling in and conservationists are warning that the industrial fishing of krill is actually threatening the future of the whole ecosystem. they arctic sunrise sails down the west coast of the antarctic peninsula in the hope of observing krill fishing boats in action their main focus of the crow fishery across the entire area is in this peninsula and into the region the expedition helicopter takes off and the rare view of krill boats with their nets out spotted fishing close to shore they are operating within their rights feeding the growing demand for krill based health products like a look at three fish oil and they want to expand their fishery. the krill obviously densely packed into this area up against the island because the basin just circling round and round is bring them out and in the months that all the whales are feeding
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and see them growing in whale tails disappearing flippers showing as we can about the krill companies say they're tapping into a resort that is sustainable with a few here on board is that that is what they said about other species like the bison in north america called stop so if you found for both with decimated the areas closest to the shore almost always where penguin foraging grounds are while feeding grounds. westsail foraging grounds and it's exactly why these plants are choosing to come in. and take the crown that they're directly competing with these animals with by radio the campaign team suggests that company bosses should consider fishing in less ecologically sensitive areas and with that the arctic sunrise moves on for the team this is just the beginning of the battle against krill fishing. time to batten down the hatches the ship is returning to port in
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chile there's still a major obstacle in the way the drake passage between the and talk to confident and cape pull in and the weather quickly deteriorates they call the arctic sunrise the washing machine you can see why. i think with the wind it will be probably around three in the morning it's a living crease so if it gets too bad what we'll do is put the nose of the ship into it and slow down and then just run this well. next morning as predicted it's blowing hard. drive over the rim of the great passage things me two ways right now seventeen kilometer an hour winds but they tell me that this is quite mild compared to what it is going to be landing very with the first i think is over that this is where both the engines could stop and play poland and the weather just keeps rolling in. about off the five days of stormy seas we finally ponce into the magellan strait our expedition over the antarctic continent behind us and south
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america dead ahead nicholas al-jazeera chile. and omics been busy documenting his trip for al jazeera dot com as well if you just look up his name nick clark look for his profile page see all these latest posts here are all the reporter notebooks in chronological order as he and the greenpeace crew traversed the whittlesey reporting from literally the bottom of the world kind of can't get my head around that let me just bring you some breaking news or at least some updates on the russia u.k. situation we are having we have some lines from the russian foreign ministry. the russian foreign ministry says the british government opted for further escalation by expelling russian diplomats it has gone on to say that the british prime minister's statement is a flagrant provocation and then well here's the line you might expect the russian foreign ministry says it will retaliate soon to these british comments so that's
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three wires we're seeing from the reuters news agency coming down on the russian foreign ministry saying that the british government has opted this is the key word they have opted for further escalation by expelling russian diplomats it is a flagrant provocation and russia will soon retaliate to these british measures so we must watch it closely of course as we heard from barnaby and from rory a little bit earlier this is what you would expect from russia and maybe these british actions one to have the impact it would have wanted but the russian retaliation perhaps will now. strange story for you here sometimes in our roles with a thousand words an eye roll and sometimes the government the chinese government would censor all those woods that's what's happened to the video of a journalist who showed shall we say some contempt for another journalist at china's annual parliament session it was a rare moment of spontaneity at what is seen as a highly choreographed two week gathering of the national people's congress here is
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scott hyla with more from beijing. it was the eye roll seen around the world and it's still being viewed now the young is a financial magazine journalist here in china she's wearing a blue dress in this video she is seen reacting to her colleague in a red dress there asking a very long winded softball question at a press conference on tuesday what's going on in china right now is the national people's congress this is their version of the annual parliamentary session and what's known to take place during these two weeks are a lot of press conferences heads of ministries officials will hold these kinds of press conferences but there it's also known that a lot of these questions at the press conferences are are states are choreographed and this is a reaction we're seeing what appears to be her reaction to this longwinded softball question now what's even more interesting is how quickly you know something like this is very very humorous how quickly it went to social media here way below is is china's version of twitter now it was all over way of clips you know people took it
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off screen because it was aired live on state run television here in china then riposte it and posted it as a thing to see how quickly censors here in china went to way about to bring down those video clips but also even phrases lady in blue was a phrase that also being censored and still is being censored now so it's very innocent to see how quickly they they stepped up the great firewall here in china to control this message that came out of this press conference now what's interesting is that it's very sensitive time during this national people's congress generally every year it happens but what's even more so now is there are a lot of changes being put forth by the communist party so even you know during a sensitive time normally it's even more sensitive now there's even a constitutional change that lifted term limits on the presidency and the vice presidency so she jinping the current president is very sensitive about that change and about controlling the message in these very choreographed press conferences this goes against that saying this woman role arrives so they're obviously trying
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to control that heavily so there's no doubt there's. cern within the chinese communist party and the government to control the message that millions have been seeing from that press conference clip but what's interesting it's been controlled inside china but not outside so obviously this is all over twitter and it's become a very very big internet hit but again right here in china you can see even more control over these social media sites because of the sensitive issues like this didn't roll his eyes once either latest updates coming from a team in london a moment on these russian foreign ministry comments we're hearing that it says it will retaliate against the u.k. for the measures it has taken over the spy poisoning controversy we're also hearing that off on the british. media watchdog is looking at the license for russia today or r.t. it's not the russian broadcaster in the u.k. if you've got me your thoughts to send us please do hashtag a joy newsgroup be it twitter facebook or whatsapp the what's the number also a couple telegram if you use that messaging service we've got
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a channel there and we will see you right back here in studio fourteen a down to zero tomorrow fifteen hundred hours g.m.t. . the scene for us where on line what is american sign in yemen that peace is always possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on set there are people that that are choosing between buying medication eating base is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who is an activist and has posted
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a story join the global conversation at this time on al jazeera. al jazeera. where ever you were. 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 its allies through private company spend the us government could 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 yes absolutely pick it up less than two months off to look professional america's gun secret pipeline to syria and this
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time on al jazeera. in a war torn city in iraq a medic documents the stories of the survivors recording their hopes and dreams for a peaceful few. after american troops withdrawal. but the conflict is far from over . he turns the camera on himself when i saw take control and his family off forced to flee no where to hide a witness documentary at this time on al jazeera. in syria thousands have disappeared without a trace. forcibly taken from their family when the most terrible thing in syria just reading this has been the invisible weapon of the syrian dictatorship i thought sometimes a call to good brother to god continue to be sure to go to. the disappeared of
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syria but this time on al-jazeera. it's the cheapest rail service in the deal congo the largest country in sub-saharan africa the swallow crosses half the country from lubumbashi to a labor. it's the only link between remote villages and the outside world. the swallow has been around for more than fifty years like a local bus it stops a virtually every station passengers clamber the remaining seats people cram into whatever space they can find. nearly two thousand people all together three times the officially permitted capacity for those who want able to find a place or who can't afford a ticket there's always the roof. travelers have to remain alert a lapse in attention could be fatal. the danger comes not just from above. even at the moderate speed of thirty kilometers an hour a tree branch can cut like
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a machete. it is tragic that president putin has chosen to act in this way. gratian to expel twenty three russian diplomats and suspend high level contacts over the poisoning of a russian double agent former double agent and his daughter.

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