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the rape and the sexual abuse of two women a move being hailed as a landmark victory for the me too movement weinstein's korea imploded last year following allegations by more than one hundred women particle a note from washington. feared no more harvey weinstein a once powerful producer will be prosecuted for rape and other sex offenses in iraq and that we're working hard to be telling. you that we were hoping that he would. handcuff the police made no attempt to shield him from the aggressive press dozens of women went public with similar stories on weinstein coercing them for sex targeting those who refused paying to have former spies harassed the ones who complained his alleged serial depravity hidden by the powerful spawned the me too movement which his lawyer seemed to mock outside of court the charges will not be believed by twelve people assuming we get twelve fair
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people who are not consumed by the movement that seems to have overtaken this case his lawyer says he will attack the credibility of his accusers there could be a lot of them prosecutors say there could be many more charges in the days to come weinstein stayed silent but still sent a message bringing to court a book about a once discredited hollywood director whose work is still acclaimed what happens in this new york courtroom will help determine if history will remember weinstein as a producer or a predator whose crimes created a new feminist movement that sent the message to the world me too but time's up political hain al-jazeera washington. last one you still to come here on al-jazeera for you including these ones warnings about colombia's peace process from former fog fights is just ahead of the presidential election there. also had the netherlands and australia call on russia to be held legally accountable for
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shooting a malaysian airlines flight over ukraine and they want compensation. we got plenty of hate across parts of north america we've also got plenty of storms and they are ganging up across the eastern side of the consonance alosa cloud just starting to spill over towards the appalachians the eastern seaboard even into that's inside of canada temperatures getting well up into the twenty's as you can see twenty nine celsius there for d.c. but some really live the south was kicking off over the next couple of days let's move a little further west here is a good deal drier and brighter thirty two celsius there for denver there will be a few showers just around the rockies down that's the way further east was as we go on through sunday warming up in seattle twenty two celsius similar temperature
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there for ally but the showers the wet weather that will continue around the eastern seaboard more so up towards new england through new york new jersey pushing a little further north as we go through sunday still some lively sal is around the panhandle though so it's looking pretty just joined up with the showers that we have across the caribbean western side of the caribbean in particular cuba already has been taking something of a battering recently steria very heavy and thundery showers roll their way through little circulation there into the gulf of mexico so there will be some wet weather for a time and more of the same as we go through sunday. it was one of the biggest bank robberies of modern times with over eighty million dollars stolen from bangladesh's central bank one of one east investigates how cyber hackers infiltrated the global banking system and on al-jazeera.
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al-jazeera. where ever you. welcome back let's recap your top stories for you so far today exit polls are suggesting a majority of people have voted to change island strict abortion laws they've projected a landslide victory for the yes campaign with sixty eight percent in favor of repealing what's called the eighth amendment official results are expected on saturday afternoon. south korea has welcomed a statement from the u.s.
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president donald trump in which he's suggesting that his high stakes summit with the north korean leader kim jong un could be back on a day after he called it off welcome to statement from north korea saying it remains open to talks. and the hollywood movie mogul harvey weinstein has been charged by the u.s. police with the rape and the sexual abuse of two women turned himself in on friday but his lawyer says he will plead not guilty his career imploded last year following allegations by more than one hundred women. israel supreme court has rejected a challenge by human rights groups to prevent soldiers from firing on protesters in gaza palestinians gathered along the gaza israel border again on friday to protest against the israeli blockade but this time soldiers fired tear gas in response one hundred thirteen palestinians have been killed by israeli forces since protests began at the end of march ben smith has more. it's been a pretty quiet friday one of the quietest fridays in gaza have been for weeks and
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then within just the space of an hour really hundreds and hundreds of people were bussed in here bussed in by hamas by islamic jihad another political groups in gaza and bussed in to protest again at the border now we know that we've been told that one of the tactics following. recent protests has been slightly different the tactic has been not to go right up to the little try and breach it but to still protesters still trying to keep the israeli forces on their toes that's the tactic we've been told they're trying to deploy here the protest organizers and that certainly seems was what has happened here because really it was there was nobody here about an hour ago and then they all came they protested there's been tear gas and there have been a number of people injured by live fire on by tear gas that the israelis have been throwing over at least twenty people injured and they've been taken away to
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hospital for treatment but this as i say seems to be this new approach keeping the israeli military on its toes it was quiet all day and then suddenly this quick sharp shock of a large protest group arriving seemingly out of thin air now the u.s. house of representatives has approved a measure requiring the pentagon to investigate whether u.s. troops tortured detainees in yemen hundreds of men have reportedly gone missing in the south of the country after they were allegedly picked up during a search for al qaeda fighters u.s. officials say american forces have been involved in interrogations of detainees in yemen but they deny any participation in or knowledge of human rights abuses rob reynolds has more now from washington. the associated press news agency was the first to uncover the existence of a network of secret prisons in yemen run by the united arab emirates in a report published last year the eight hundred secret prisons reportedly have as
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many as two thousand prisoners and those prisoners have been subjected to a variety of brutal tortures including electric shocks beatings burning and sexual abuse those findings were largely confirmed by a special panel of experts appointed by the u.n. now this legislation passed by the house is part of a much larger defense department budget bill it would have to go to the senate to be then sent on to president trump for his signature to become law the senate just recently voted to approve gina haskell as director of the cia his haskell was allegedly involved in activities including torture at u.s. black site prisons in earlier years. according to u.s. law it is illegal for u.s. personnel to be involved in torture however those protections are much less
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stringent when it comes to surrogates or u.s. allies actually carrying out brutal acts the u.s. has been supporting the u. the u.a.e. and saudi arabia in their battle against who the rebels in yemen for about the past three years. colombia will formally join nato next week becoming the organizations first latin american global partner the president juan manuel santos described the move as a privilege which he said would improve colombia's image on the world stage military alliance has nine global partners including afghanistan and japan colombia signed an agreement with nato last year after concluding a peace accord with the frog rebels the. country goes to polls on sunday to elect a new president one of the biggest challenges for the winner will be to keep the peace agreement with those fog rebels on track the deal ended fifty years of guerrilla warfare by the fog latin america at the sea and human has the story. a
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year ago more than five hundred disarmed fark rebels came to this camp to begin a transition into civilian life as part of a peace deal that was supposed to include government and extensive land reform now more than half of them have left many to join a dissident. giovani castro is still here but like many since the government deceived them. one year after signing we see that those who refused to disarm right my respects they were proven right while we live here humiliated in a room made of materials that produce cancer. many tell us they feel frustrated and betrayed by their own leaders the problem with the peace process goes beyond land distribution and economic aid just as importantly the government vow to guarantee the safety of the demobilize rebels instead they are
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now sitting ducks with no protection. this area was once undisputed fark territory controlled by the rebel six front. its former commander. says that in the last few months at least seven of his men have been murdered. we wanted to abandon wall but there are many sectors that. to push us back because the territory that was under our control is now in the hands of many different groups and. one of them is a new rearmed version of the e.p.l. people's liberation army which recently put out this video showing off its new weapons and to hunt down fog members. the leader of the indigenous community tells us that the e.p.l. is trying to take over their land and recruit members in this lucrative drug trafficking region just like the final stage i think. in this territory there is
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now the presence of the e.p.l. the iau and the dissident groups and also other illegal paramilitary groups. and they are spreading throughout colombia quickly feeling a power vacuum. dashing the dreams of rural communities and former rebels who believed however briefly that the on conflict was. seen as. colombia. the brazilian president has ordered the military to clear highways of truck drivers who are protesting about the increasing price of diesel the government and the drivers union reached an agreement to suspend the strike has paralyzed big parts of the country however some drivers are refusing to back down blockades lead to shortages of fuel food and medical supplies brazil's biggest city has declared a state of emergency. thousands of people have rallied in the argentinian capital over the government's decision to seek aid from the i.m.f. . they're angry with president
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korea's austerity policies and attempts to finance his government with i.m.f. credit many protesters blame the fund for policies leading to the country's economic collapse in two thousand and one. the russian president vladimir putin has dismissed accusations that russia was behind the shooting down of a malaysia airlines flights over ukraine four years ago with the loss of two hundred ninety eight lives australia and the netherlands say they hold moscow legally responsible self to international investigators concluded the missile system used in the attack was provided by a russian army brigade were a challenge now from st petersburg but the conclusion you go australia and the netherlands responded to information presented by the joint investigation teams j.i.t. on thursday with swift state level action the team said that russia's army moved to tell our missile system into eastern ukraine as war zone in the summer of two thousand and fourteen whilst there it was allegedly used to shoot down the
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malaysian airlines passenger plane flying from amsterdam to kuala lumpur all two hundred ninety eight people on board died many of them were australian and dutch astray and the netherlands have now informed the russian federation that we hold it responsible under international law its role in the bringing down of m.h. seventeen astray and the netherlands have requested russia to enter into negotiations to open up a dialogue about its conduct and to seek reparations. the dutch government says this is a complex legal process a possible next step is to present the case to an international court but russia has spent four years presenting counter narratives and that pattern continues at this in petersburg international economic forum bloody may putin was asked if
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russia held any culpability are you saying this was not a russian missile this was not a russian army missile you're going to. go of course not and he questions the impartiality of the joint investigation team of them music of yours there are several versions including the one suggesting it was a ukrainian army missile or a plane and so on i repeat that there is nothing which would make us trust the final conclusions that will not be without full involvement in the investigation belling katz an open source investigation team has been looking into flight m h seventeen for years and many of their findings have been subsequently backed up by the j.i.t. in the dutch city of the hague on friday belling cat identified a russian military intelligence officer ivana cough as a key suspect the second russian military figure they've implicated in the incidents this person is was the highest military ranking officer at the
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time in the so-called lugansk people's republic he represented the military intelligence of russia at the time and he was in direct command and control of the mercenary slash volunteer operations military units and militants in eastern ukraine in the lugansk area and is that of eastern ukraine so we believe we have identified somebody who was who is very high in the chain of command and who ultimately if. is link to the actual downing of seventeen is displayed unproven for the by the joint persecution team will be one of the critical suspects but none of the mounting international accusations are likely to shift russia's position much in the near future the country's political culture sees contrition or acknowledgement of guilt as a sign of weakness and bloody may putin has too much invested in his global
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strongman image to back down now rory tallinn's al-jazeera said peter berg. this is al-jazeera these are the top stories exit polls suggest a majority of people have voted to change oil and strict abortion laws they have projected a landslide victory for the yes campaign with sixty eight percent in favor of repealing what's called the eighth amendment official results are expected on saturday afternoon. south korea has welcomed a statement by the u.s. president on the trump in which he suggested that his high stakes summits with the north korean leader could be back on a day off mr trump called it off mr trump's welcomed a statement from north korea saying it remains open for talks. to see what happened we're talking to them now. it was a very nice day but they will see what happens. now we'll see
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what happens while we're talking to them now they very much want to do it we'd like to see what happens the hollywood movie mogul harvey weinstein has been charged by us police with the rape and the sexual abuse of two women he turned himself in on friday but his lawyer says he will not plead guilty weinstein's career imploded last year following allegations by more than one hundred women. the u.s. house of representatives has approved a measure requiring the pentagon to investigate whether american troops tortured detainees in yemen. it's of men have reportedly gone missing in the south of the country after they were allegedly picked up during a search for al qaeda fighters american officials say that u.s. forces have been involved in the interrogation of detainees in yemen but deny they took part in human rights abuses brazil's president has ordered the military to clear the highways of truck drivers who are protesting about the increasing price of diesel the government has reached an agreement with the drivers union but some are refusing to back down the blockades led to shortages of fuel food and medical
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supplies the russian president vladimir putin has dismissed accusations that russia was behind the shooting down of a malaysia airlines flight over ukraine four years ago which killed two hundred ninety eight people australia and the netherlands say they hold moscow legally responsible that comes after international investigators control clued in the missile system used in the attack was provided by a russian army brigade those are your headlines the news continues after one of one east i will see you very soon up. big stories generate thousands of headlines with different angles from different perspectives.

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