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this was a great a lecture about it was going to win but it was about by how much with detailed coverage the syrian civil war and the lives and truths of what is no different is that each day some people will live until to morrow so many innocent people will die from around the world the bats and balls are several years old the really good players could end up trading at cricket academy and maybe one day playing for the national team. a story of blackmail. heresy. and. you'll have children i have strangled i have a story of current a lot and the fear is real. passion. and a very sicilian just.
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zero. hello i'm maryanne demasi this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes. palestinians killed and over a thousand injured in clashes with the israeli army along the gaza border following protests to mock planned day. gold if you don't want turkey accuses france of getting it completely wrong over its backing for the kurdish y p g in northern syria. syrian rebels deny russian claims they've agreed to evacuate the last opposition held enclave in eastern guta. and then spoke with a new look australian cricket team aims to put a week of scandal behind them they began the final test against south africa
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without some of their biggest names. at least fourteen people have died thousands more have been injured in violent clashes between the israeli army and palestinian protesters in gaza following protests tomorrow landay palestine's president mahmoud abbas's declared saturday a day of national mourning and called on the united nations to help protect its citizens the security council is set to meet in just a few hours time to discuss the crisis on the abdel-hamid reports from northern israel. it was supposed to be a peaceful day but as our protested march towards the border fence. israeli soldiers opened fire. sharpshooters were deployed but palestinians frustrated by the endless siege to live under undeterred. israeli commanders say
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they issued warnings against approaching the border fence not clear. we will never shoot one bullet against anyone who stays away from the security wall we have wounded during the last few days that everyone who tries to violate the israeli sovereignty or to infiltrate the israeli territories will put himself and his life in danger but for besieged palestinian demonstrating next to the border is about the only visible means available for the world not to forget their plight. we live under immense pressure that's why the people are angry the blockade in the sage led to this explosion we have now in the one choice either to live properly will die we are almost suffocating. landay is considered to first palestinian popular uprising for the past forty two years palestinians have been commemorating this day but this year after terms that their ration over jerusalem it has taken greater
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significance it all started here in the world in israel after thousands of hectares of land were confiscated from palestinians back in one nine hundred seventy six six palestinians were killed them yet of a hammy says nothing has changed since palestinian land is still being taken away now more than ever in our meeting here we came to commemorate this day because we have to confront the state it's important to remember our martyrs and it's important to save our ownership of the land i personally think we should resist until our last breath we shouldn't negotiate anymore we shouldn't give up our rights we need to find new ways many of the people living in gaza today are refugees and they're demanding their right to return home several tens have been erected a little further away from the border fence for what is being called the great march of return people are vowing to stay here until may fifteenth by. dead due
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u.s. is due to have moved its embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem but up the hemi in the din israel. meanwhile a funeral has been held for a palestinian farma killed while tending to his own land near the gaza border twenty seven year old omar somer was collecting possibly in a field when he was hit by israeli artillery fire hundreds of mourners carried his body through the streets of communist israeli military said the farmer and another man who was injured by acting suspiciously as a approached a fence along the gaza strip. mall one that looks a little. picayune possibly from two am to nine am and he has been working there for six or seven years nothing happened to him. he left work and return to what happened at this time i don't know. now a syrian rebel group has denied reports it's agreed to evacuate the last opposition held enclave in eastern guta both russia and the syrian government said they'd
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reached a deal with jaish al islam to leave the town of duma but representatives of the group said the reports were false on wednesday the syrian government issued a three day ultimatum to get out or face a full scale offensive. has the latest now from beirut. another example of just how complicated things remain on the ground in syria the russian military has stated that it reached a deal with a rebel group jaish al islam and the jaish al islam had announced its intention to evacuate which the rebel group is still holding and that they would seize control of that area but a short while after that she issued islam in fact denied those reports saying any reports stating that their group had in fact reached a deal with either the syrian government syrian pro-government forces or the russian government were patently false we spoke with the spokesperson for islam by a doctor he said this our position is still clear and steadfast the rejection of
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force displacement and the demographic change of the rest of east now this really isn't a change from what we've heard from the past several days while they are negotiating to try to reach a deal with the syrian government and the russian government they do not want their fighters to happen to evacuate the area this is all coming at a time when there's a lot of concern of course about the humanitarian impact of what is going on it's still unclear just how many civilians may be trapped in duma how they will be able to get help but of course this comes at a time when there was another deadline given there was a deadline given by the syrian government the russian government saying that it did not come to some sort of an agreement with them by saturday evening that they would go ahead and go into that area and attack that area with full force. meanwhile his president has rejected a french offer to facilitate dialogue between ancora and kodesh armed groups in
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syria saying it's the wrong approach president among you made the comments of the meeting a delegation of kurdish an arab fighters in paris including the why peachey this is president trump contradicted his own defense chiefs telling a rally in ohio that u.s. troops would pull out of syria very soon stephanie deca has mall. the americans have long had a presence in this part of northern syria supporting the syrian democratic forces or s.t.'s in the fight against eisel but turkey views the kurdish y p g which makes up the bulk of the s.d.f. as a terrorist organization and the latest twist french president met with an s.d.s. delegation on thursday night in paris an offer to mediate which isn't going down well and on cross but there's the. microphone says that he gave guarantee of support to the white p.g. that france can be mediators between turkey and the s.d.f. who gave you this judy do not engage in things beyond. turkish armed forces have
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already taking the troll of much of the syrian province of a free in pushing out the y.p. everyone has long threatened to push further east on to members where the us has military bases and all the way to the iraqi border the americans have also been monitoring the potential front line between kurdish fighters and the turkish backed syrian rebels who are nearby and to complicate matters even further the u.s. commander in chief had this to say and by the way we're not going the hell out of isis will become another syria like very soon let the other people take care of it now very very so we're coming now. that boast goes against what american commanders have been saying all along that the u.s. will remain in the northeastern part of syria for now to prevent the resurgence of beisel trump court even the state department of guard i can't comment on what the president supposedly said i haven't seen and i have to refer you back to the white house. i have not seen it myself and said it i have not seen that myself ok but you know you don't you don't necessarily comment or report on things that have been
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heard secondhand and i'm not going to do that that's ok that's fine so you're not aware of any policy determination to poor to pull the u.s. out of so i am not now you know the u.s. presence in syria gives it a stake at the negotiating table as long as troops men tain their presence in the kurdish areas the war in syria is now entering. a phase where russia turkey and iran are in the process of bartering for their strategic interests. the kurdish y p g currently controls around twenty percent of territory in syria the second highest area of land up to president bashar al assad and his forces turkey wants that to change it's anyone's guess how it will play out stephanie decker al-jazeera. i'm joined in the studio now by a good deal there is a visiting fellow at the european council on foreign relations thanks very much for coming in to speak to us so if we start with some of the latest diplomatic developments what has prompted the french offer of mediation now well france for president mcconnell's define defining his presidency in also in foreign policy
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terms and he's you know bringing in a very strong a presidency as opposed to you know we can say actually that france is the most people to country in europe when it comes to syrian crisis but also what is happening in syria in northern syria especially is a national security issue for france i've been in contact with the french foreign ministry officials the last couple of months and they were saying that the attacks took place in france actually planned planned in. iraq or members these are areas where we're now talking about the tension probe but the problem is that france has expressed a sense of wholehearted support for the syrian kurds and from the turkish viewpoint that really compromises their ability to be an impartial negotiator now well actually europe broadly is more has a relative neutrality on this issue in neither of us the nor russia has that neutrality anymore france was the only power who was able to speak to all members
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of the astana coalition. turkey russia and iran now they're adding syrian democracy forces the main u.s. ally on the ground to this equation and i think they're expecting that this will make them more powerful diplomatically yes turkey will protest but i don't think turkey is in a position to risk losing france as well as some others of their allies but i mean the key point is that france at the moment isn't a very powerful player in all of this if you look at the dynamics that are unfolding in northern syria it would seem is that there is this kind of tacit cooperation between the russians and the turks the turks because their key strategic aim is to contain this. kurds and for the russians well it brings them turkish support for the a stunner track it also give brings the total support for us tantric but also what russia is trying to do is to weaken the western coalition in syria so we can in the syrian the us partner on the ground the s.d.f. is actually working well with russia so what's really the how to france's acting is
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not necessarily that it's not acting alone it's acting against the back backdrop of u.s. russian conflict on syria where russia wants to enlist turkish support to weaken the u.s. ally on the ground and the france is putting its weight towards. preventing that because initially they were expecting turkish troops will be it will stop enough for him but it didn't have so then let me ask you about the u.s. we have another interesting day of comments from president trampy was saying that the u.s. would leave syria very soon where would that potentially leave the s.d.f. they would be very exposed if we were to see us withdraw they will be extremely exposed because we know what will we have seen in our friends in northwestern syria is that turkey relied extremely heavily on airpower artillery and drones which against which syrian democratic forces or the wipe e.g.
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kurdish that wipe you has no defense against so if you u.s. does that that will be a huge blow against kurdish led troops in syria but i mean whether what president trump said will happen really where very soon as he mentioned or we we will see the pentagon line which is. which expresses more of a commitment to syrian democratic forces on the ground whether they will prove that will prevail we will have to wait and see you neal this from the european council on foreign relations thank you very much. u.s. president donald trump has told his supporters in ohio that he might hold off on a trade deal with south korea until an agreements reached with north korea on denuclearization made the comment just a day after the comus deal with seoul is agreed it involves south korea limiting steel exports to the us and opening its markets to american comedy factory. so
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we've redone it. and that's going to level the playing field on steel and cars and trucks coming into this country. and i may hold it up the till after a deal is made with north korea does everybody understand. you know why you know why because it's a very strong card. i want to make sure everyone is treated fairly and we're moving along very nicely with north korea we'll see what happens now russia is throwing out diplomats from over twenty countries as the route grows over the poisoning of a former spine person the moves in retaliation for the wave of expulsions of russian officials following a nerve agent attack on sergei scriptural and his daughter in the city of seoul spree or a challenge as the latest from moscow. well one after another black ambassadorial
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cars of been pulling up here outside the rather ornate silver gray doors of the russian foreign ministry and the ambassadors have been walking into essentially get a dressing down from the foreign ministry staff there and be told how many of their personnel has to be packing their bags to leave from what we've seen so far it seems to be broadly tit for tat in line numbers wise with the explosions that we have heard from western countries kicking out russians over the script all of the british ambassador was told that the total number of u.k. personnel here diplomatic and consular pastor eventually match by the end of the month the number of russian staff in the u.k. this is on top of the twenty three brits that had to pack their bags and leave some days ago that was of course because the u.k. had kicked out twenty three russians what we're seeing here is this worsening of
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diplomatic relations tit for tat response it's the catalyst has been the script all affair but of course there is so much else behind all this much that's gone on over the last few years with the count of russian campaign in syria with what's been going on in crimea and ukraine that has worsened relations between the west and russia of course to me putin and donald trump are both saying that there is room so walk back from this of course they have to say that they don't want to go marching off to war but yes we are in a severe diplomatic crisis of the moment and it doesn't seem to be getting any better right now. more to come for you in the news hour as mexico's presidential campaign gets underway could it be the time lucky for the left wing front runner. how data from your facebook page is being used to try to change the way you vote. and in sport find out why is that hemorrhage is getting slapped around you to make
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. the mayor senegal's capital dakar says he'll appeal a five year prison sentence for fraud khalifa saul was convicted of embezzling almost three million dollars of government money is supporters say the trial is a way of doraemon his plans to run for president because hack explains from. khalifa's supporters denounced the legal system minutes after sentencing by the judge. the mayor was found guilty of corruption embezzling millions of dollars in falsifying documents. good good work but i didn't love that i had so much faith in the justice system is being used to live in a good people how can we trust our government. decides that.
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outside court police in riot gear control be angry crowd. saul is a leading voice of the opposition and a rival to his namesake president mikey cell. supporters accuse the ruling party of using the courts to do real his planned bidding in next year's elections these are do what you just have to do not do what since you can't we will use principle means to put pressure on the government. the opposition marched last month in the car calling for a free fair and transparent election in two thousand and nineteen. the name of karim wanted another leading member of the opposition he served time in prison for corruption and now lives in exile and this protest accuses president mikey cell of enriching himself and his family from public funds in putting his opponents in jail the government spokesman says that's nonsense and argues the president is fighting corruption. times have changed state coffers are no
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longer up for grabs the message here is that what was possible before no longer is and everybody no matter who you are is accountable to the law but senegal's justice system is in crisis court clerks are on strike over pay and working conditions a prominent judge has just resigned from his position a few days ago saying that the tribunals are not serving the people but rather the government's. sells lawyers are launching an appeal against the conviction until then he continues to be the mayor of the car his fraud trial has come to symbolize a test for senegal's democracy and justice system. nicholas hawke al-jazeera the car. well the un has ended its fifteen year mission in liberia and pulled out all its peacekeepers as follows the first democratic transfer of power in the country in seventy years after former football star george where was sworn in. shot at us
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reports. the united nations mission in liberia was created after more than a quarter of a million people died in two civil wars in the fifteen years that existed sixty nations deployed one hundred forty thousand soldiers and police officers the peacekeepers task included the disarmament of fighters building a police force and aid distribution a job that came with its own risks from when they arrived in two thousand and three and till now two hundred who peacekeepers were covert the u.n. talks about handing over its responsibilities to the government in two thousand and twelve think amy poehler almost five thousand liberian sties more than in any other country last year liberia held peaceful democratic polls and the u.n. believed its job was done form a footballer george weah was sworn in as president and cheney and so the last uniform contingent of peacekeepers left two weeks ago one hundred police officers
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flew home to nigeria the u.n. said this as the mission shut down. the international community's investment in liberia beyond the deployment of. support both partners we know the. enjoy and leaves behind a country that has great potential to achieve lasting stability. democracy and prosperity but the u.n. lift president where with another message get justice for victims of war crimes the agency wants them to implement the recommendations of a two thousand and nine truth commission which included prosecuting eight former warlords the troops departure is symbolic for west africa over the last thirty years un pace capers were commonplace in countries like syria leone ivory coast and liberia mali is now the only country in the region where they remain. twenty
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migrant workers from myanmar have died in a bus fire in thailand the bus was carrying forty seven people to a factory near bangkok it's not known what caused the blaze thailand is one of the world's worst road safety records there are an estimated three million migrant workers in the country many from neighboring the anima. oil and other developments myanmar's new president has been sworn in who in yet is an ally of unsung suchi and had served as speaker of the house suchi remains myanmar's defacto leader while the president's role is largely ceremonial previous president to ensure a resigned last week off the health problems. facebook is facing more scrutiny after a memo surfaced claiming the company should prioritize gaining more uses even if it meant people could die as a result of bullying or terrorism buzz feed news says the note was written by facebook vice president in two thousand and sixteen both he and c.e.o. mark zuckerberg say they don't actually believe the message but that it was meant
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to spark conversation facebook is promising to end partnerships with several days of brokers that help advertisers target people on the social network is trying to limit the fallout from allegations british from cambridge analytic improperly access data to influence the twenty sixteen u.s. election joan hall is now a micro-targeting and the ethical questions around it. britain fielding every single time the man who murdered josh is an illegal alien i want us to pave the way phil thank you to brussels political attack ads are nothing new nor is aiming there but a carefully selected audience of so-called micro targeting what is relatively news the use of personalized data by political campaigns to find out almost as much about you as you know about yourself in terms of the whole ethos of influence and persuasion you know every every every post everything that you like these are all bits of data that going towards building a profile of arguments against people about the same knowledge is power so it's
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really surgically being able to predict and influence people's behavior at the heart of the scandal involving the political consultancy cambridge analytical and its alleged use of data from fifty million facebook profiles is the charge that personal data has been used to distort and undermine the democratic process the easiest way that you can influence someone's behavior is by can't continue to be showing them something time and time again when they become unconsciously influenced and therefore take comp attention on the new belief system the point of most political campaigns is to change beliefs and attitudes so is there anything wrong with targeting voters in this way cambridge analytical has boasted that its cutting edge micro targeting campaign won the us election for donald trump that sparked outrage and indignation of course especially among trump's political opponents but it's worth remembering that
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a previous president is also believed to have won the white house thanks to online micro-targeting none other than barack obama and with considerably less outrage and indignation as a result well i think the segmentation that they are doing now which came around let's go doing now is very much the same thing that barack obama did in two thousand. and it's well it's trying to make the advertisements as relevant and personal to people and voters as possible benedict pringle is an ad executive who also runs a blog on the sometimes dirty business of political advertising he's day job and he's a sideline have much in common while campaigning techniques become ever more precise winning elections is after all a sales job i think that the margins in the trunk election and in the proffer broke that referendum were so small and the number of people that were in play the persuadable voters with was so few that the number of ads
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that were run the amount of money that was spent in targeting them would have undoubtedly had an impact on the result would have changed the result impossible to say well it impacted at least you know a decent chunk of the persuadable voters absolutely so micro-targeting is a winning strategy that's here to stay and the more data we put into the system about ourselves the more data is available to influence to persuade and to change the way we think jonah hill al-jazeera. funerals have been taking place in venezuela for some of the victims of wednesday's blaser to police station sixty eight people died in the fire and subsequent riot at the site in valencia prisoners are reported to have set fire to mattresses and an attempt to break out from their cells relatives have been demanding explanations from the authorities president nicolas maduro has been criticized for staying silent over what is the worst
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incident of prison violence in more than twenty years. now two of the candidates running for mexico's presidency have launched their campaigns for the elections in july it's set to be a three way battle between very different candidates but one thing they all agree on is president trump's order war which they say cannot be allowed to go ahead john heilemann reports from mexico city. it's going to be the biggest election of mexican history with positions up for grabs from mexico city mayor to congressional seats to the top job itself and all eyes are on the three main contenders for the presidency but who are they the current front runner is familiar to all mexicans at least this is the third bid by and it is money well lopez obrador he's a traditional leftist who wants to raise public workers salaries increased benefits to vulnerable mexicans and worryingly for some hope the current government's reforms to the struggling education and energy sectors but most of all i am
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committed to eliminating corruption and impunity privileges and exemptions will be abolished we will put an end to luxuries abuses and overspending in the government but that cries less convincing this time around he's allied himself with some devious trade union leaders and politicians in the hope of widening his support. hard on the heels of the veteran an ambitious youngster ricardo anigh is all about slick promotional videos and steve jobs speech is what the conservative candidates fronting a left right alliance his main proposals a universal income for all paid for by cutting social programs he's a modernizer but so far short on. the way is clear first sustained economic development based on being more competitive attractive to investment which in turn will be invested in education health and infrastructure but it's you know something was he's had to defend himself against corruption
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accusations which he says are a smear campaign. from the team of this month third place to hold him tony will be seen as a competent technocrat he's banking on his government experienced with us or they're more more they are not there we could look mexicans in the eye and talk about twenty years of public service with twenty years of honorable promotions twenty years of being part of a team. that is seen as lacking charisma this being dragged down by running for ruling party which is failed to curb corruption will deal with what is the elephant in the room for everyone and that's mexico's on going violence none of the kind of a symbol for much detail on how that tackle it and looking to focus on other things that's bill's trouble the current administration had the same approach and today we're seeing record murder levels the candidates are on the other hand more than willing to confront this man and his plan and wolf a furious mix compulsively demands it but they're also showing some are strained in
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the end one of them is going to have to work with the neighbor to the north john home and. its crew city. let's talk about this story some more i'm joined by christopher wilson he's the deputy director of the mexico institute at the wilson center think tank in washington thanks very much for speaking to us so we seeing in john holmes report there from mexico city the main contenders in this election but could you tell us a little bit more about why this election is so important to mexicans one of their hopes and expectations from it. sure i mean this is the largest election in mexican history in terms of the number of seats that are up for you know election in terms of many governors full renewal of the congress and of course the president and really you know what's interesting about this is just that for mexicans it's the same issues as always there are high levels of violence in the country that was something that was expected to have declined during this possible but it did not
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there on record to have on pace to have more homicides during this past six your administration and the previous one so that remains a major issue and then the perennial issue of poverty inequality in mexico is also at the top of the list topping that off is just a distaste in a sense that none of the candidates none of the politicians that are out there right now are really working on behalf of the regular mexican and so there's a desire to have you know anti corruption and improve governance in mexico but these are you know interestingly the same issues that we've always seen in mexico and it's very unfortunate for people that as you say very little has been achieved in terms of tackling them but from what you're saying the three main problems for people. violence policy and corruption what are your expectations of the campaigns are we going to get specific policy solutions manifestos from these candidates on how they plan to improve these problems and tackle these challenges.
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so far it's been light in terms of real concrete policy proposals and that's essentially because there's such a distrust for politicians that the main thing that any of the candidates need to do is prove to the people of mexico that that they can be trusted individually and that they represent something different than the status quo so so far it's been as much about personality as it is been about policy as we move through the debates maybe there will be opportunities to go to a little bit deeper level in terms of having specific policy discussions but you know i would believe that world stay at this really thirty thousand foot level with platitudes about you know one's personal you know distaste for corruption for their own ability to take on the problems of the nation without hearing a lot of specifics and the one thing that we see all candidates united on is
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opposition to u.s. president trump and of cools his ongoing controversy over this border wall is this going to be matched by action following the the election often the campaign rhetoric is very different to what we see off to it's all they actually going to have to come up with a way to to work with the u.s. and to work with trumped. they will have to figure out a way to work with president trump no matter who it is that takes office in mexico you know it's actually been interesting the you know relative dearth of information and rhetoric that we've heard about the united states during the elections this is much more issue of domestic elections foreign policy has not been at the center of the campaigns even though negotiations of nafta the free trade agreement between united states and mexico are ongoing even though president trump continues to talk about building a border wall to separate the united states from mexico focuses on those domestic issues that we discussed before and the issue of the united states and mexico as
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interestingly not a really a partisan issue all candidates of course say mexico will never pay for the border wall all candidates say that a wall between the two countries is a horrible idea all candidates believe that mexico needs to be a part of the north american free trade agreement because mexico's economy is so connected to the united states and so that because there hasn't been there is not a polarization across party lines on issues related to the united states this isn't becoming a major issue in the elections in last the president trump or to withdraw the united states from nafta or say something truly incendiary i wouldn't expect it to become a major issue instead they candidates are being careful about what they say about the united states and realizing that eventually they will as you said have to work with the united states just because of the the intensity of the relationship and the number of issues that need to be tackled jointly by the united states and mexico and it promises to be a fascinating election thanks very much for giving us your preview christopher wilson that in washington. still ahead for this hour meet
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a south korean robots that could be running the factories of the future. and john hendren in the u.s. state of indiana where they're trying to do something about the dwindling number of young farmers. and in sport he's being called the japanese babe ruth find out how he deigned to end his major league baseball thank you. there's no shortage of spring showers in our forecast over the next couple days system very mobile making its way in from the atlantic lots of cloud and right any places still some snows in spring snow sunny a possibility then so there is of low pressure rolling from the atlantic that's where the moderate comes through some i was of low pressure up towards the baltic states as well that's been producing some snow ahead of that system temps in moscow
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still how struggling to get above freezing we're at around twelve celsius in warsaw snow there over the alps this and snow that just around southern parts of scandinavia as you can see but richard double figures of towards that western side if you have london getting up to eleven celsius thirteen in paris similar values as we go through sunday prize a day for many we'll see rain just knocking on the door violent as we go on through the course of sunday though and that's where the weather that we have across central pastas the snow on the northern flank again it's southern parts of scandinavia further south shall is still in place just right italy the balkans pushing towards or remain the same some very dusty conditions meanwhile in khartoum a recently of course stiff breeze continuing to blow from egypt sudan into chad into nisha but for much of north africa it is dry with plenty of sunshine.
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come back you at the news hour an update the top stories at least fifteen palestinians have been killed by israeli forces after clashes along the israel gaza border during protests tomorrow landay. turkish president has rejected a french offer to mediate talks between ankara and kurdish fighters in northern syria and russia is trying out diplomats from more than twenty countries in response to the expulsion of its own staff following the poisoning of a spy in person. now the widow of a man who killed forty nine people at again nightclub in florida in two thousand
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and sixteen has been cleared of helping him no solomon was found not guilty of providing support to a terrorist organization and of obstruction of justice has been to a mom a teen opened fire inside the pulse nightclub at the polls club in orlando before he died in a gun battle with police the attack was one of the worst mass shootings in recent u.s. history some of the students who survived last month's school shooting in florida have been very vocal in calling for tougher rules to control guns in the u.s. this has led to harsh criticism from the national rifle association and from conservative media outlets but students aren't taking the attacks lying down as reports. first they survived one of the worst school shootings in history and. then a week ago they organized march for our lives i the student led demonstration in washington calling for stronger gun control if you listen real close you can hear the people in power shaking now they are facing another attack this one coming from
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america's powerful gun lobby and its supporters who are trying to discredit them the national rifle association by far the most powerful gun lobby in the us put out this video that mocked the shooting survivors who want to save innocent lives take the millions of dollars going to this carnival of a march and hire armed guards in schools all over this country but then these kids would have to shriek from the spotlight and go back to their homework eighteen year old emma gonzales and seventeen year old david hall are two of the most vocal survivors of the parklane shooting who have become the face of the gun control movement and i've also taken the most cruel and false smears against them this memo of gonzalez ripping up the constitution that protects the right to bear arms went viral online by pro-gun groups it was meant to portray gonzales as an anti america leftists the only problem it is fake and was taken from this real image of gonzales
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ripping up a shooting target and outrage after laura ingram a conservative host on fox news made fun of hog tweeting david hog rejected by four colleges to which implied the message read in part ingram later apologized as for the students there now responding hitting back at their critics were hurts them the most their wallets if you got me or my friends we're going to go after you because we are limits for is that we're going to go after the money because that's where the money. several well known companies on ingram's t.v. program have pulled their advertisements. it's a win for teen survivors turned gun reform activists who aren't backing down from powerful politicians pundits and a gun lobby clearly threatened by them gabriel is on to. washington.
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coffee shops in california have been ordered to warn their customers about a potential cancer risk nineteen retailers including starbucks was sued by a nonprofit organization court in los angeles agreed that they were violating the state law which requires companies to warn consumers of potential cancer causing chemicals in their products the group says the chemicals are produced during the roasting process but coffee retailers insist they happen at homeless levels. the american family farm has been an iconic symbol since the founding of the north american colonies travel the heartland of the u.s. and you'll find yourself envelop corn soybeans and cattle but those farms are increasingly being consolidated into super farms some cultural states are trying to change that but face a hard road ahead john hendren reports from the farm state of indiana. the weather might be frigid this time of year but the prospects for the american agriculture industry are bright commodity prices are healthy fueling
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a multi-billion dollar industry but here in the plains of the indiana heartland and across the u.s. the fortunes of one of its pillars the american family farmer are fading you see more and more of the farms you know slowly slowly dwindling away there's going to be fewer farmers in the county every year at an average age of fifty eight farmers here are getting older and as massive farms some corporate owned keep swallowing up smaller ones they're getting fewer i do believe and meant to come back to the family farm and continue on along so my dad dan and kelly snipes are part of an indiana state program to get more young people interested in farming we have fewer people who have been involved in farming for the day just one percent of people are farmers so we have a growing disconnect between our population and food production but i also believe that maybe shifting here at loyola we see a strong interest among students who are you know late teens early twenty's and
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they're very interested in getting involved with the food system. young farmers now even have their own dating sites. but there's a catch starting a farm is expensive a new tractor can cost tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars and you combine like those over there can go for three hundred to five hundred thousand invent of course there's the land so few young people who have an inherited a farm can ever afford to own one this snipes with the help of a golden retriever named farmer or the fourth generation advance family to work this land if you want to. own a large grain operation and you know corn soybeans we. watch is what you know you see around here in indiana. unfortunately really do have to be born into it.
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or extremely wealthy so. they're struggling to carry on the family tradition each also works in an outside job hoping one day this farm will be running full time as it did for the past four generations john hendren zero rochester indiana. a veteran hollywood actor and former politician arnold fortune agger is reportedly recovering from open heart surgery a seventy year old went into hospital on thursday for a routine procedure but developed complications nicknamed on me at the tough guy role in a series of hollywood blockbusters including the terminator. china is playing down fears its space station could pose a danger to humans when it crashes back to earth the. tree is expected to re-enter the atmosphere in the next forty eight hours but beijing can say exactly when in a way known as heaven a palace one it's been drifting out of control for two. of the ten and
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a half meter long croft was launched in two thousand and eleven to carry out docking and experiments. and we hope so because as. china is taking the tiangong one's reentry into the atmosphere seriously dealing with this situation in accordance with the related international conventions and in the spirit of responsibility we continually been informing the united nations space agency with the latest information about the goal and we have been open and transparent if there is a need we will probably be in touch with the relevant country. for just ahead this hour. joseph parker and anthony joshua faisal before saturday's heavyweight boxing fight we'll have all that and more very shortly.
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thank you very much marian while the fourth and final cricket test between south africa and australia has begun and john spoke with the visitors looking to put the ball tampering scandal behind them absent from the team is the trio of former captain steve smith and his deputy david warner and cameron bancroft all of whom were sent home and disgrace and fans for their involvement in the incident during the test they might be gone but it is still very much on the minds of the fans as katherine sawyer reports. we are right outside the wonderous cricket stadium and
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thousands of fans are here in johannesburg to cheer on their teams cricket is a game that is very much respected and loved as well as australia and people who are here are very much aware about the candle the ball tampering scandal the hopman last saturday and they tell us that they are angry they are shocked and disappointed and also you know they have very strong opinions about what happened last week the spirit of the game is most important thing and i think those shellings roots. i don't think this is a new thing if you do for me your analogy for keeping. the kids play. is a mystery. some of our guys on here with you feel pretty disappointed that. this basket in the world stocks are so that's kind of the story. there is a fair amount of of of license to range from it and it's hype it never happens
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again in the future many of the funds here are hoping that the controversy will not affect the spirit of the game will not overshadow the game there are however also satisfied with the action that has suffered been taken by the different cricket authorities and the fact that the players have owned up to their mistake and are almost full of people here are. also i'm hoping that this going forward will serve as a deterrent to other players who have female unfolds south africa are looking to win the first test series at home against australia since nineteen seventy eight and highest ever test score helping the home side to a solid three hundred thirteen for success stumps but the australians rallied late in the day taking forward hits in the final session. where. a different group applies and you know strive hard for
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a long time we haven't got too many go or is it that long to verbalize and you know i have that sort of really hard just a strange approach so i'm aware that creating an environment where guys can come in imply cricket just pay themselves. and i think if we can we can achieve that they will have gone it's having their results as well. so today went in another series has gone this for. the sort of identifier that is just is there's a lot for us to still play for and we could easily get caught up with theo which happened last week in and forgot about the cricket sort of thing so look i'll give that some thought supposing this is done but you know i'm grateful for it's gone so . i went on to tennis now fourteen seed john eyes now has reached the final of the miami open the american b. to two thousand and nine u.s. open champion juan martin del potro in straight sets six one seven six and the argentina's fifteen match winning streak i was bidding for first masters one
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passing. the women's final the miami open will pit two reigning grand slam champions against each other french open champion year end now stepping kobita american qualifiers and your call is in thursday's second semifinal the latvian sixty the hit thirty three one is the only route to a seven six six three victory ostap ankle has to career titles heading into such as this final against u.s. open champion sloane stephens. anthony just one joseph a parka have weighed in ahead of saturday's heavyweight boxing title unification bout british fighter just well will have both the height and weight advantage for the fight after weighing in speaking those heavier than the new zealand both fighters are undefeated but just well who currently holds the w.b. ai b.f. and i b o titles is favored to beat parker to claim his w b zero zero crown. i think this will be a rule motional time because we're creating history and there's always been
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a lot of talk about what's happening next what's happening next and i said this is my main focus joseph park has been my main focus and there's been times when i've done interviews and i've said before and we hear what providing the security is when. we're on from a history late two thousand and eighteen. the captain australia's rugby sevens team has been ruled out of the upcoming commonwealth games after having his skull fractured jamestown and hide in the farewell dinner for all going coach andy friend police say the alleged one punch attack was provoked and they have charged a twenty two year old man with assault. as far as we're aware it's all right they would say we're going to be compensation the role of us are going to be sought in the team and we haven't had the opportunity to speak to the victim but he's still in hospital. he's a pretty bad so should never have been why there's been more drama for sale is in
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the round the world volvo ocean race off to one of the boats and broke its mast while the crew of festus eleventh hour a single were forced to cut away the broken mosque on friday afternoon to avoid it damaging the whole the boat is now altering it towards its default and islands which are about one hundred nautical miles away a number of other both suffered sail and great damage to a wall in the southern ocean and often official is still missing after being swept overboard on monday. the slot on abramovich has trained for the first time with the l.a. galaxy swedish strike it was all smiles and seemed to enjoy the californian weather as he joined his new team mates on friday but have it is the latest full will start to be drafted into major league soccer the six year old most recently played for manchester united he could make his m.l.s. debut in the first. this saturday. now and
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a playoff showdown between abroad james cleveland cavaliers and his former team the miami heat is edging closer the heat are now just half a game of six place in the eastern conference off to be to chicago on the three to ninety two on thursday if miami can claim six they're lucky to open their postseason campaign against le bron's cavaliers who are set in the east. of the panics named the japanese babe ruth who has made his major league baseball to the. angels a short time he recorded his first major league hits in the angel's opening day game against oakland however the endos went down three six five. and that's it for me back to merriam lovely frank fania virtual reality factories an autonomous robots from the innovations on display at an industrial exhibition and so kathy novak went along to see the latest innovations. i'm here at the smart factory and
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automation expo trying not to bump into robots but of course they are far too intelligent for that samsung is already using robots like bees in its production of semiconductors one of south korea's most significant exports this system lets the user completely design and test a prototype digitally aiming to cut costs and time and get the products to market more quickly the south korean government wants to encourage companies to keep their factories in south korea or move them back it has set a goal of twenty thousand smart factories by twenty twenty two and has offered subsidies to companies who want to set them up to cute you know and then manufacturing is thirty percent of korean g.d.p. korea relies a manufacturing to be internationally competitive the sector must adopt digitalisation to increase the competitiveness of the companies. korea must compete with markets in china and southeast asian countries such as vietnam in indonesia the cost of
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labor in korea is quite high in order to make up for rising labor costs we must adopt these smart factories to increase productivity and product quality robots aren't doing all the work here they're using virtual reality to check problems at a factory without having to physically step inside this robot is playing with a rubik's cube to demonstrate how it can distinguish different colors which would help for example with sorting goods on a conveyor belt but really i think it's just showing off because it definitely is going to finish this puzzle a lot more quickly than me. that wraps up and he's out but i will be back in a moment with much more of the day's news i'll be back very shortly in just a couple of minutes with a round up of all of the top stories stay with us. a
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conflict spanning seventy years. humanitarian disaster displacing more than half a nation. just zero world meets the children who have become victims of syria's civil war. i am a syrian child on al-jazeera. we know the culture we know the problems that affect this part of the world very very well that is something that we're trying to take to the rest of the world we have gone to places and we pointed out a story that it might take an international network for months to be able to do it
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