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and the story builds to be forced to leave the room just. when people need to be heard women and girls are being bought and given away in refugee camps al jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you the world winning documentaries and live news on al-jazeera i got to commend you on hearing is good journalism on and on. this is al-jazeera. hello i'm daryn jordan this is the out of their news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. we will not weaken our resolve we will stand firm britain takes his case against moscow to the u.n.
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after announcing russian diplomats will be expelled over the poisoning of a former spy russia says it wasn't involved plus. from coast to coast students in the u.s. walk out of class to demand change a month after a school shooting in florida. mourning the world renowned physicist to unlock the secrets of time and space stephen hawking dies at the age of seventy six. and in charge of all the president's men the top job for tiger woods as this comeback picks up momentum. moscow has told the u.n. security council that accusations by the u.k. that it's behind the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter are unfounded britain requested the emergency meeting in new york just hours after prime minister to resign may order the expulsion of twenty three russian diplomats the u.s.
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called on the security council to hold russia accountable for what it described as a chemical weapons attack so again your script remain in a critical condition in hospital after being targeted at the military grade nerve agent last week when britain's deputy ambassador to the u.n. urged the security council to take a united starts towards russia this is how russia has acted in every other case where it is being caught flouting international law denial destruction and threats it is what russia does but we will not let such threats deter us we will not weaken our resolve we will stand firm confident in our democracy our rule of law and the freedom of our people. we will stand by the values which are shared by the overwhelming majority of those in this council in this united nations and we asked you today to stand by us christianson army has more
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from the united nations headquarters in new york. the united kingdom laid out its case for blaming the russians and got full throated support from its strongest allies on the council including the united states france and sweden other council members were reluctant to point the fingers at russia but expressed their concern over the gravity of the situation the united states for its part made a very clear plan to stand by its ally while russia continued to deny the charges the united states stands in absolute solidarity with great britain the united states believes that russia is responsible for the attack on two people and the united kingdom using a military grade nerve agent the last of it a good bit the news of the stories are interested in finding the truth lost they guided by something else the using propaganda war to influence the public which is very easy to influence and not well educated the u.k. has asked the o.p.c.
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. organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons to validate the findings of their investigation the russians say they're happy to cooperate but they won't respond to alternate arms the u.k. says they'll continue to keep the international community apprised of progress in the investigation let's get more on those measures against russia announced by to reason she's given twenty three russian diplomats a week to leave the country a move that's been but by the white house correspondent bobby phillips reports. there was an air of inevitability to the private ases announcement given what she calls the contempt with which russia has responded to her demands for an explanation of what the british authorities say was a hit. so mr speaker is no alternative conclusion other than that the russian state was culpable for the attempted murder of mr script and his daughter and for threatening the lives of other british citizens in salzburg including detective
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sergeant nick bailey this represents. an unlawful use of force by the russian state against the united kingdom she told parliament she's expelling twenty three russian diplomats alleged to be undeclared intelligence offices they have a week to leave she said the u.k. will suspend all high level bilateral contacts with russia and cancel a planned visit by foreign minister sergey lavrov ministers and the royal family will boycott russia's well cup in june and she said the government would freeze russian state assets if there's evidence they may be used to threaten the life or property of u.k. nationals or residence the opposition labor party leader jeremy corbyn was supportive up to a point his spokesman later refused to say the russian state was definitely at fault if the government believes that it is still a possibility that russia negligently lost control of a military grade nerve agent what action is being taken through the o.p.c. w.
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with our allies i welcome the fact the police are working with the o.p.c. w. . and has the prime minister taken the necessary steps under the chemical weapons convention to make a formal request for evidence from the russian government under article nine point two from russia itself the message remains consistent speaking before theresa may's announcement the foreign minister was characteristically dismissive would you stay with mr little move we will demand the application of international laws and we see no argument from our partners and without demonstrating concrete fascist they'll be responsible for attempting to deceive the international community. so at the russian embassy in london they'll be packing their bags anglo russian relations at their lowest point since the cold war but even now britain needs to keep open some
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lines of communication with moscow on so many issues from iran to north korea britain can't afford to ignore russia the measures which have been announced here would have been largely anticipated by the russians what would really hurt them would be further multilateral sanctions involving other western countries for that to happen britain needs to convince its allies that this is not just a bilateral spat between london and moscow but an issue which has the potential to threaten the security of many western countries to be phillip's al jazeera westminster in central london well michael was a global affairs analyst and former spokesman for the organization of security and cooperation in europe that's the c.e.o. he joins us live now from london michael circuits in the u.k. has taken this matter to the un security council have expelled twenty three diplomats what's your assessment of the u.k.
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response so far. well thank you for having me theresa may was sounding very statesman like today and i can say that i would describe it more as a pinprick for the time being rather than hitting russia with a sledgehammer i think that a lot more could be done because don't forget expulsion of diplomats is one thing they can always replace them but you'll remember when president obama hit hard against the russians they closed down for example certain properties where the russian diplomats play and relax so that should be done here another thing of course is looking at the billions of dollars of property here where we sit in london that has been purchased by russians who have links to president putin transparency international said today that approximately one fifth of the four point four billion in property here that has been designated by them as you know purchased with dirty money is in is it purchased by russians and then of course the other thing could be travel sanctions i think if significant people as well as
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maybe even ordinary russians could no longer come here to the united kingdom that easily that would really hit them very very hard russia continues to deny any involvement of course but in terms of the brutal response what can the international community do i mean the e.u. and nato have already expressed their concerns. well in terms of russia of course they're denying involvement here but they're also denying participation in the war in history new crane that has claimed ton thousand people but i think if the united kingdom could use its diplomatic have to right now to get the united states get counted a few other allies on board then i think the rest of the international community would feel obligated to participate in stronger sanctions now of course we know in recent elections in europe especially in italy the i think support there for sanctions is softening france today indicated some weak kneed in its as well but i think if the united kingdom work very quickly and reminded their allies what is
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happening in syria with russian support in ukraine here on u.k. soil then you would see more diplomatic more political will just a final thought from you michael how much is all of this playing into the russian elections i mean putin's only contend about this is a narrative that plays to russian nationalism and makes putin look stronger doesn't it that's correct but on the other hand you know putin loves to portray himself as a strongman as someone who's very proud and you know the world cup is coming up this year in russia and i think if the united kingdom not only you know stop the brawl family from going there as they will be doing but also the u.k. team from actually playing their u.k. fans from going there then that would hit very very hard and again those travel sanctions and financial measures if they started to feel that it was more difficult to do business here than they would hit hard one final thought is i think there is some u.k. reluctance here because of drugs because of the desire here to keep london as
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a world financial center so maybe that could explain some of their reluctance to right now in terms of the heavier financial sanctions michael thank you for talking to al-jazeera. let's also to come here the news hour including a call for donations of blood as kurdish fighters in a syrian city prepare for one last big battle with turkish forces. and i roll a woman in blue and a censorship crackdown the aftermath of an unscripted moment from china's national people's congress. and the chinese champions take a step closer to the knockout stages of asia premier club competition that's on a school coming. now exactly one month from a florida school shooting which left seventeen people dead the u.s. house of representatives has approved legislation to help prevent gun violence in schools the bill would allow for at least fifty million dollars
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a year to fund training and coordination between schools and police but it doesn't address any action on gun control president trump has backed the legislation which falls short of broader measures he suggested following the parklane shooting the bill now goes to the senate for debate. there is still much more work to be done but the best way to keep our students and teachers safe is a give them the tools and the training to recognize those warnings as to prevent violence from ever entering our school grounds this bill aims to do just that this was bigger. the problem of gun violence in america is a uniquely american problem it's an epidemic it's a complex problem there are many facets but we know what we need to do and i am committed to taking any step to getting any new policy across the finish line that will make our kids safer this bill the stop school violence act is a good bill it will not solve our gun problem but it will help troubled students
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that need help get help and it will help teachers and law enforcement identify potential threats before it's too late al-jazeera when jordan joins us live now from washington d.c. resident so wanted house members agree on on gun violence and just as importantly what didn't they agree to. well they agreed on a couple of things daryn one they agreed to spend some money on better law and panic buttons and better lighting so that people can see if there is some sort of threat that also includes metal detectors i forgot to mention that the other thing they agreed to add is basically some kind of tip line a program to train people to spot someone on campus who might pose some sort of security threat and that might include some sort of tip line where people can call in anonymously and say you might want to take a closer look at this person we think this person might be
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a threat to campus security but what they did not include was any money for expanded background checks for universal background checks which is something that congressional democrats want they did not agree on any need to get rid of certain weapons if not all firearms they didn't agree on any other rough steps to actually try to make campuses safer without actually perhaps allowing teachers and other staff members to actually carry firearms on campus some really big issues just weren't dealt with and the u.s. senate also has to act to make the house bill into law i mean how long is this going to take and what address those issues that you've listed in the house hasn't dealt with. well that's a good question because as i understand it there's no comparable bill similar to the one that was passed by more than four hundred members of the congress of the
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house i should say which is almost every one on the house side but there's no comparable bill on the senate side and they need to have that one in order to pass a law there are a couple of other law bills that they're looking at expanding and improving the background check system that the f.b.i. uses they're also looking at ways of trying to improve you know law enforcement training but again that hasn't really made any progress so and then there's the big problem the majority leader mitch mcconnell says that while he is in agreement that there does need to be some sort of legislation to make public school campuses safer he doesn't really know what's going to be the best way forward so this could all just have been for show it could take several weeks if the senators decide that this is something important enough for them to act on but it would be just as easy for them to put it to one side quietly while they worry about the budget resident thank you i mean all prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the teens
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suspected of last month's shooting a judge entered a not guilty plea even nicholas cruz after he remained silent during his court appearance well the shooting sponsor nationwide student movement and all across the u.s. young people walked out of class demanding stricter gun safety laws and gallagher has more from potter in florida. across the united states students left their classrooms in droves from the east coast to the west this was a mass protest by a generation calling for gun reform on the capitol lawn in washington activists laid out thousands of shoes each pair represents a child killed by gun violence. in new york the sentiments of many reflect the pain and george by those in florida that is why it is important for us to stand here today to show that gun control isn't a suggestion but a demand from the american people the protests lasted seventy minutes one for each of the victims that were killed a month ago some t.v.
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networks followed suit paying tribute to those that died on out of schools around the country doing it just based on what we've been doing so i think if we can. start changing. the prosecutors in florida and now seeking the death penalty for the alleged shooter nicholas cruz. yes but more than anything else these students are determined to campaign for change no matter how long it takes. the difference and they're going to stop. that we're going to see all of this is real i think. they want to stay at home and congress hearings into the aftermath of the parklane shooting continue i on the streets demands for gun reform grow if there is a message from the students of the marjorie stoneman douglas high school it's one of hope and remembrance they will continue to honor the friends that they lost one month ago but they will also continue to campaign for change this is the voice of
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a new generation and gallacher al-jazeera pock in florida well let's talk to richard goodstein he was former outside legal advisor to handgun control encourages now the brady campaign to prevent gun violence he joins us live from washington d.c. richard goodstein so the house has voted overwhelmingly to fund this gun violence prevention package but it seems to ignore the gehring elephant in the room which are things like age limits wider background checks on things like bump stocks this is just papering over the cracks isn't it. well it's worse than that day and the fact is i think about all the harbel gun incidents we've had in the united states. a movie theater in aurora colorado a post nightclub in orlando the shooting in las vegas from a hotel window not long ago a shooting in charleston in a church fort hood a military base i mean this business about somehow protecting schools as if that's
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going to deal with this problem i guarantee you those shoes that were left out on that clip you just showed most of them were worn by kids not in schools because kids have been mowed down in all these other places so look i understand why even people who are in favor of gun control had to vote for that build a show that they wanted to do something however minor but any idea that this is going to somehow address the problem is fanciful let me just make one other point you know people say well there's a mental health problem guess what every country on the planet has people who have mental health problems but no country other than the united states has these horrific gun incidents one came after another after another the variable is access to guns it's not mental health problems and right across the usa we've seen schoolchildren take to the streets that even gone to the capitol to try to bring about change to gun laws is this going to make any difference a tool do you think this movement. no i give these kids
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a lot of credit you know the fact is taking to the streets is what women voting rights it's what got blacks in this country voting rights it's what accomplished gay rights in this country so the records involved as well and congress ultimately got involved too but you know i think i might tip my hat to these kids and i don't think they're being too unreasonable in their demands the fact is we actually had a ban on assault weapons in the ninety's and it we reduced the amount of incidence as a result of assault weapons that expired when george bush became president so look this is central and we have a big march coming up on march twenty fourth which is going to be nationwide not just school kids that i think will be kind of an illustration of how strongly people across the country feel about this issue let me get a final point from you richard if they do teachers or officials in schools doesn't this measure just bring more guns on to school campuses not less and doesn't this
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just increase profits but gun sellers and the n.r.a. . yeah you know after that horrible incident in that elementary school that first grade class in sandy hook in newtown connecticut the n.r.a. said the answer is more guns in schools and guess what that's exactly what donald trump after saying age limits this and that that's what he basically came down with is we want more guns in schools and teachers themselves say that's absurd are they going to wear it on their you know on their in their pockets are they going to have it in a desk drawer i mean the whole idea is ludicrous again no other country has anything like this no jurisdiction united states has anything like this the suggestion that somehow this is going to stop some lunatic with an assault weapon who exactly will be armed with something much more powerful than a handgun it's crazy and one final thing if i can bear the second amendment proponents of deny one fundamental thing that supreme court states with the
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republican led supreme court only said there's a right to a handgun to protect your home the notion that there's a right to take an assault weapon on the streets is never been supported there's no authority to support that and yet people who back gun rights think people can take guns anywhere richard heene we have to leave it there thank you very much indeed for talking to us now the university where stephen hawking made his name has been at the forefront of worldwide tributes to the renowned physicist a book of condolence has been opened to cambridge university after he died at age seventy six who can work there for almost fifty is an inspiration to people with disabilities after being diagnosed with a form of much in human disease in his twenty's but in bob a look back at whole king's life. stephen hawking was a devoted scientist what was often treated like a statesman millions revered him for his gift of communicating complex matters to the masses i and on wednesday there were expressions of sadness across the world
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a cambridge university where hawking studied and worked for decades they were particularly proud of the professor xavier has just has such a huge impact as as a person he's inspired generation after generation of individuals to go into sciences inspired people who are disabled and the foreign ministry in china the country he visited several times offered its condolences to hawkings family. mr stephen hawking was an outstanding scientist who has been battling disease he made great contributions to science and to mankind we are alive we are intelligent hawking decoded some of the most enigmatic mysteries of the universe its origins structure and end from big bang to black holes he also beat the odds spectacularly hawking was almost twenty one and a student at cambridge university when he was diagnosed with a less a degenerative motor neuron condition he was given just two and a half years but went on to live for more than half a century. well
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. as the disease progressed talking last mobility and had to rely on a wheelchair after losing the ability to speak hawking turn to a voice synthesizer selecting words by moving his cheek muscles a tedious process but one that allowed him to express his pioneering ideas was respected early on in scientific circles for helping to prove the big bang theory about how the universe burst into existence fourteen billion years ago global acclaim came in one thousand nine hundred eight with the release of his book a brief history of time this introduction to cosmology was a global hit it sold more than ten million copies and been translated into dozens of languages at this tokyo bookstore his fans have been paying tribute showing you know. he had a mind that no ordinary person could problem i wonder if he was able to convey
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everything that he wanted to convey through his research. stephen hawking became a figure in popular culture guest starring on shows such as the simpsons and star trek the presses in the washington discourse and public fascination with him culminated in the hollywood film of his remarkable life the theory of everything the universe is expanding if you will first time in the universe getting smaller. stephen hawking devoted his life to seeking answers to the questions of our existence and in doing so he helped us to peer deeper into how our universe works but let's talk to james hartle he's a research professor of physics at the university of california santa barbara joins us via skype from santa barbara james hartle and stephen hawking has been described as an inspiration to millions around the world how did he manage to inspire so many people are what drew people to him. well i think there are several aspects to that one is his personal story right now try him over person.
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amazing things can be done even if you're disabled. the second or most is science which i think appeal to a lot of people. because scope the whole universe how did it begin how did of all how do we describe. also his work in black holes which are intuitively attractive. to people and it's amazing statement that black holes are not exactly black but radiate with what we know. so is personal story plus science plus a remarkable ability to communicate that science to the everyday man i think contributed to its popularity and that's and that's an interesting point you make because as you say he was known for his theories on black holes and read it and relativity but how was he able to make extremely difficult science have
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a much broader appeal to older people the thing which characterizes stephen most to me in research is his clarity and his insight and. i think those two factors also helped him to understand what would be understandable to the ordinary person and how to express. let me get a final thought from you i mean his colleagues at cambridge university say he left an indelible legacy what is that legacy and how will stephen hawking be remembered do you think. i think for the same two things right for his science for his many remarkable achievements especially on understanding the universe as a whole and black holes and for his personal story right which. was remarkable in many respects so well i think you're quite right james thank you
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thank you. well lots more still to come in and as they are open for business the push to revive zimbabwe's economy. little messes they hear on a big night for boss alona in the champions league lower in the state. hello the latest winter storm which draws a nor'easter to massachusetts in particular is very obviously visible it's curling up through eastern counts and now but the os about it so quiet ties are many hours to go before the wind relief finally drops out and snow stops falling and techie may hide the temps is all single figures two in toronto six in new york the real cold is still back in the canadian prairies and that's coming up against the incoming pacific weather which have been some good late winter snow cover for all
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the high ground really from the canadian border southwards almost down to the hills inland from l.a. and of course as that walls abuts the coldest day of the plains you get significant study as a tongue for a while stretching right across the central plains winter has not yet gone as you can see how the size of the u.s. and this is a sort of legacy of the last winter storms a line of cloud he would choose because it brought a few showers even as fast as it induced him off the yucatan peninsula across cuba and the bahamas and that might still be the case in the next day or so we see a significant shout in the coast of nicaragua taber otherwise although it is still i mean a bit more showery look at jamaica eastern cuba is still a fine time of the year in the caribbean. in the past seven means over three million homes stronger.
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and eleven million people displaced. syrians made homeless by. sharing their stories. in the ruins of a dream at this time on al-jazeera. and monday put it well on i j z the u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for dry riverbed tonight this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the war.
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welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories here this hour moscow has told the u.n. security council that accusations it's behind the poisoning of a former russian spy on his daughter found it written request an emergency meeting in new york just hours after prime minister to resign my order the expulsion of twenty three russian diplomats. exactly a month after a florida school shooting which left seventeen people dead the u.s. house of representatives has approved legislation to help prevent gun violence in schools it comes as students across the u.s. staged a walkout demanding tougher gun control legislation now goes to the senate. and a book of condolences has been opened at cambridge university where world renowned physicist stephen hawking made his name is english home on tuesday aged seventy six
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. now to syria where the red crescent says a large aid convoys due to arrive in a rebel held part of eastern ghouta on thursday the u.n. says fighting has subsided in duma after a deal with the main rebel group there well it allowed the evacuation of around one hundred fifty people in need of medical treatment to the capital damascus at least three hundred civilians have left eastern ghouta in recent days despite the ongoing bombardment by government and russian forces. meanwhile at least thirteen people have died in the latest attacks on eastern ghouta syrian forces are making major advances nearly a month after stepping up their assault on the besieged area in recent days they've sought to cut off sections of rebel held territory civilians are caught up in fighting on another front in northwest syria. to be very you know not everything you know to be. rescuers work to free a woman from
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a collapsed building for twelve hours at least nine people were killed in the same attack two others were rescued. well further north turkish troops and free syrian army fighters are aiming to surround the city of a freend in the coming hours turkey's been fighting for two months to drive out kurdish forces from the border region it sees them as terrorists thousands of civilians are under siege in the kurdish held territory alan fischer reports i slowly closing in on our friend these free syrian army fighters are no taking up positions on the edge of the city the next move could come at any moment. with the special forces that belong to our homes a brigade we're preparing for an operation which we'll hear about in a few hours it's a big operation at a meeting in ankara the turkish president confidently predicted an end to this phase of operation all of branch in the coming hours. before i came here today i checked the latest numbers of how many terrorists were neutralized in africa in three thousand four hundred forty four terrorists or neutralized and we have gotten
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closer to africa and i hope that by this evening inshallah african will be completely followed but within twenty minutes of the president speaking his advisors were qualifying that what he meant was the city of african would be completely surrounded within a few hours not taken over. the why p.g. so the idea that the city is about to fall is completely false. the turks say they've created a humanitarian corridor to a low people in the city to leave safely a number of people have already done just that the international red cross has reminded everyone that any civilians who evacuated anywhere in syria must be treated humanely among the key points the emphasize are any evacuees must be informed in advance on the tams of the agreement destination site and evacuation process that they must be protected from attack if they're staying or leaving family unity must be protected that their loads to take and keep personal
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belongings including important documents and property and possessions left behind must be protected and after the city itself the cards have asked people to donate blood since he was doing that a battle me lie ahead in the coming hours of bloody that might be alan fischer al jazeera on the turkey syria border. a bridge has reopened in the iraqi city of mosul more than a year after it was destroyed in the fighting between coalition forces and i saw iraq by mr hyde alibi he officially opened it to traffic the old bridge as it's known was one of the main links between east and west mosul crossing the tigris river is one of several destroyed in months of fighting that ended nearly nine months ago when u.s. back to iraqi troops took full control of the city. as you can see the old bridge is back in its original state it's even better now that's because the reconstruction cost is lower compared to other bridges and it's also important because it represents an artery to bring life back to the old city so this bridge
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had to be the first one to be reconstructed human rights groups have criticized a deal between italy and libya aimed at curbing migration they say it's led to even more appalling conditions for people who went across the mediterranean one refugee from the share has told on jazeera he was captured bought and sold while in libya before seeking safety in tunisia june reports. life may still be hard but at the very least mohammed feel safe here in tunisia. today he's picked up a job cleaning a beachside villa work that helps keep his mind off the horrors he experienced in libya so how do you always welcome it's enough if you run away from diminishes they feel free to shoot you because well it's as cheap mohammed left his home in the air because the people of his town were being terrorized by boko haram he had hoped to cross the mediterranean and settle in europe but after reaching libya he found himself stuck in
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a vicious cycle of violence repeatedly captured and beaten by militias who would always demand payment for his release. at one point he couldn't afford to buy his freedom from one of the armed groups that had imprisoned him so the fighters found another way to get the money. i don't like it they sold me i was sold i'm. forced to work for the man who bought him mohammed was in slaved for months before being freed why the inside exam is if i am a human just like him to get it and only difference between me and him is that god created me with that skin and he was white this is not my fault god created me like this i was very upset because i didn't hold any value to any of them i wasn't worth anything to them as if i'm not even a human being which like many others in his position mohammed eventually made it onto a smuggler's boat but it never reached italy instead he ended up in southeastern
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tunisia humanitarian workers hearings are aziz expect the migration crisis to continue that's why they're asking the tunisian government to do more to protect the rights of migrants and refugees now mohammed lives at a center in nearby mit mean run by the tunisian red crescent dr manji slim who heads the southern tunisian branch of the aid organization says that as long as human traffickers continue to exploit the chaos and conflict in neighboring libya things won't improve. them the chin is in a thought he's had many other issues with the focusing on so we hope that the international community will remember these migrants and help them to achieve a solution either with a voluntary return to their countries or with integration or by helping them seek asylum even though he's barely making ends meet mohammed still feels lucky. to have escaped the kind of trauma most people could never imagine to be in
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a place where despite the difficulties he says he's being treated like a person. is a disease tunisia. the european union says it will give another three point seven billion dollars for syrian refugees in turkey but it plans to punish countries that refuse to take back people who don't get asylum in europe the measures include targeting diplomats by restricting their visas or increasing travel costs the e.u. hopes this will further reduce the number of refugees coming from the middle east and africa. myanmar says it's willing to work with u.n. agencies on the possible repatriation of range of refugees who fled to bangladesh so far the governments approved the return of fewer than four hundred ranger that's a list of more than eight thousand names that bangladesh provided about seven hundred thousand range of fed me and mass rakhine state since the start of a military crackdown last august senior officials in myanmar say they are in talks with you and agencies on repatriation efforts. we consider that the time is not
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appropriate to invite u.n.h.c.r. into n.d.p. to invest in the repatriation and resettlement process estrella's in carrying out their livelihood development. in the kind state the has come back with the proposal and concept people on nine march two thousand and eighteen. in the repatriation process the government is now considering the proposal. and reverted back to them out of there as florence luria has more. young man government officials said they were only able to verify the three hundred seventy four names out of a list of about eight thousand names given to them by bangladesh because the wreck orts furnished to them were incomplete they weren't fingerprint records they went photographs so they've only been able to verify the small number now they appear to be really keen to show they that they are ready to get the repatch ration process started especially when only a week ago a bangladeshi minister had said that he didn't think the repair process was likely
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to succeed and appear to lay the blame on myanmar which he described as an evil rogue government now the reality is however conditions on the ground in myanmar may not be suitable for hinge or refugees to return there was an amnesty international report issued just several days ago that said real hinge of villages are being bulldozed and structures including military bases roads of the sorts of infrastructure are being built on top of those villages it also described what was happening as a land grab by the military on a dramatic scale and it said it made the eventual return of refugees even more unlikely now they also said that the new centers that were being built by the government for returning refugees appeared to be in places where there's heightened security presence these sensors also surrounded by fences and this is this comes from a study of satellite imagery in the area now on top of that you've got a u.n.
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investigator saying the government appears to be pursuing a policy of starvation to drive the route injure the remaining population out of. slovakia's prime minister has offered to resign as his party faces growing protests of a corruption and the murder of a journalist robert fico has been under intense pressure to step down since young and his fiance were killed last month project had been investigating alleged links between government figures and the italian mafia last week for the largest street protests in slovakia since the end of communist rule thirty years ago. the philippine president is being accused of ignoring human rights abuses after withdrawing his country from the international criminal court the i.c.c. announced last month it would investigate reports of extra judicial killings in rodriguez details war on drugs the president says the court has failed to follow due process and presumption of innocence is instituted took office and twenty sixteen thousands of people have died in a drugs crackdown two people have been shot dead during anti-government protests in
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guinea have been weeks of protests led by opposition parties demanding the publication of results in last month's local elections allies of the president of a calm day say he won the poll protests in the country's western mining towns and died down allowing box shipments to receive. meanwhile teachers have called up their month long strike after reaching an agreement with the government president congress faced criticism for allowing industrial action to drag on. zimbabwe's business community is calling for international sanctions to be removed to help improve the struggling economy president. wants to attract more foreign investors but some are cautious about doing business with zimbabwe. ports from. company produces one thousand eight hundred tons of flour a month he thinks he could double production as sanctions imposed on zimbabwe by the west nearly two decades ago are removed they targeted specific individuals
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loyal to former president robert mugabe was that his company is not on the sanctions list but he feels being zimbabwean means many others like him are considered guilty by association we could not do with countries. sending money to zimbabwe ultimately just. to be frozen. confiscated. that affected us. from the number of companies affected equipment bought from europe and the us can't easily be replaced the state owned railway company is one of several that needs urgent foreign direct investment. right now president was government is leasing locomotives and wagons from neighboring south africa he says it's a temporary solution until people are ready to do business with zimbabwe again
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president. and hold free and. once that then perhaps all remaining sanctions will be removed. to law foreign investment was government says it will amend black economic empowerment laws to limit majority ownership for the state to only diamonds and platinum. but not many. actually being actively kept. encourage people to.
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welcome back one hour to the favorite food of whales as well as penguins and seals in antarctica vital to the survival of many other kinds of sea life but conservation to some warning but industrial fishing of the tonic stations is threatening the future of the ecosystem nick went on board a greenpeace ship to see the fight for food unfold. the arctic sunrise sails down
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the west coast of the antarctic peninsula in the hope of observing krill fishing boats in action their main focus of the call fishery across the entire area is in this peninsula and into the region the expedition helicopter takes off and the red 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 three fish oil and they want to expand their fishery. the krill are obviously densely packed into this area up against the island is the base and just circling round and round bring them out of the month and all the whales are feeding 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 well called stocks of new found and for both with decimated
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the areas closest to the shore almost always where penguin foraging grounds are while feeding grounds. westsail foraging grounds and it's exactly where these plants are choosing to come in. put their nets and take the crown they're directly competing with these animals for food 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 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 you'll be probably around three in the morning it's a crease so if it gets too bad what we'll do is put the nose of the ship into it
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and slow down and then just ride to swell. next morning as predicted it's blowing hard. over the rim of great profits means it was right there moving along with you i know when they tell me that this is quite mild compared to but it's going to. go with this is where both. the word just keeps rolling. about after five days of stories as we finally post into the magellan straight or it's because you know you get the antarctic continent behind us and south america to head. al-jazeera chile or atone for this would now his foreign thanks very much barcelona have booked their place in the quarter finals of the champions league they've got there by beating chelsea at the nou camp lino messi scored twice as they won three no on the night and four one on aggregate barcelona
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are looking to complete a treble this season they're on top of the league and in the final of the cup with del ray. byron munich have also booked their place in the next round there is three one victory and it's them bold gave the dislike a champions an eight one aggregate win over the schick cash burn are looking to make the final for the first time since a twenty thirteen. joe ever grand have moved one step closer to the asian champions league round of sixteen after each you know when against south korea's tasia united the result sees the chinese champions move three points clear in group g. they can guarantee their place in the knockout stages if they can win their next match. or soccer came from behind twice and scored a late goal to salvage a point against green united of thailand the equaliser secured a two two draw for the japanese side bremer main second in the group level on
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points with osaka. there was an upset in group b. as leaders yon book a south korea were beaten by china's challenge and kwan jun there was also win for kitschy of hong kong who picked up their first points of the campaign by being inca's she was. reigning formula one world champion lewis hamilton says he's super relaxed amid contract negotiations with mercedes the briton along with his mercies teammates valtteri bottas for looking ahead to their new campaign as the season gets underway on march twenty fifth despite entering the final year of his contract hamilton says he's in no rush to sign any deal the thirty three year old also revealed he was unsure about how much longer help compete in the f one. i don't stop early i don't stop premature that's for sure and so i really don't know what my time is i could probably states i'm forty if i wanted to but i don't think i'm going to do that i could stay you want two more
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years but until you two more years time with i still have the excitement that i have now going into another season i really can't tell you. just be much more time for me to really focus on the things that matter because you know what we're going to start with a new team you have all the new people to get to know how the team works how the new car works you know there's so months things around and now it's being more straightforward and feel very confident very very healthy and good to go on the upswing and tiger woods golfing fortunes has continued with him being named u.s. captain for the twenty nineteen presidents cup the event sees a u.s. team taking on an international line which includes players from the rest of the world minus europe for that woods will be continuing his playing comeback at the arnold palmer invitational and for that. for me to go from not knowing whether i
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will ever be able play the game again to you know i might go play it maybe at the tour level. make a couple cuts my builder you know possibly get myself into the mix i'm in the mix and so there's is a process an evolution to it and it's been quite one of tiger's opponents at the arnold palmer invitational as well them are seven rickie fowler who warns that even though woods deserves much of the media attention during the build up competition won't be fierce in florida. he's been the biggest needle mover in the game. i don't think anyone's really going to come close to what he's been over to do as far as current time so it's a tension that you know he's acquired in the service that a lot of guys why not grow the range guys on the boards right now that are going to put up a pretty good fight so. it's going to be tough to teams who looks set for the playoffs and basketball's top pro league faced off on tuesday night the indiana pacers just
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add to this game against the philadelphia seventy six ers miles turner scoring twenty five points and one hundred and one to ninety eight when both teams are in the top eight and are in contention to head into the postseason sophia goes has won the season long downhill world cup title the italians great rival lindsey vonn did win the final race of the campaign in sweden but the olympic champion go finished three points ahead of dawn and the overall standings it's the twenty five year olds first world cup title. three time surfing world champion mick fanning has failed to win at his home advantage in his second last professional parents the australian who famously punched a shark in twenty fifteen came third in his fourth round heat at snapper rocks fellow australian in the right one the heat to move to the quarterfinals fanning will serve his final provent next month and that's all your support for now more
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later thank you know a chinese reporter is in trouble because she rolled her eyes during the national people's congress reporter young's young on the left couldn't contain had his day in the soft level of questioning from a colleague china's government has tried to censor the clip which went viral and has taken away accreditation reporters at the under vent have their questions vetted in advance by the authorities scott hardly has 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 end of a 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
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a lot of these questions at the press conferences are state or choreographed people took it off screen because it was aired live on state run television here in china then reposed it and posted it was interesting to see how quickly censors here in china went away 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 interesting to see how quickly they stepped up to 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 can ping the current president is very sensitive about that change in about controlling the message in these very choreographed press
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conferences this goes against that saying this woman role arise so they're obviously trying to control that well that's for me down in jordan for this news i'll be back in a moment with more today's news not so much. it .
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was finished. we are witnessing around the word this whole remind me which is only looking at how to make the next profit devastate economies devastating ecosystems putting a price on the protection of nature green economy is sound good but it was all privatized sation of nature should our environment be for sale what we're trying to do this destroyed people to stabilize the country giving them a financial incentive to do that pricing the planet at this time on al-jazeera. the new poll ranks mexico city as the poll with worst in the world for sexual violence many women are attacked while moving in the crowded spaces of the metro buses and even at the hands of taxi drivers the conversation starts with do you have
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a boyfriend you're very pretty and young you feel unsafe threatened you think about how to react what do i do if this gets worse no money on the uses a new service it's called loyal droid it's for women passages only and drawn by women drivers pull for some extra features like a panic button and twenty four seven monitoring of drivers. we will not weaken our resolve we will stand for britain take this case against moscow to the un and offer announcing russian diplomats will be expelled over the poisoning of a former spy russia says it wasn't involved. in this.

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