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her money to support his family. but he's hoping that the shutdown will end so he soon can drive back to work gabriel's zandu al-jazeera rockville maryland ellen passengers have begun flying in and out of israel's second major international airport a minister benjamin netanyahu was at the opening ceremony in a lot on the red sea port of jordan however the jordanian government unhappy with the five hundred million dollar project from an international airport violates international law so the jordanians as well as their and space but as israeli celebrate their airport opening the bombed out ruins of a building in gaza are a symbol of what might have been for palestinians charles traffic reports from what was gaza's international airport gaza's airport was a symbol of hope for a future peace between israel and palestine because eighty six million dollars to build was funding from the japanese the germans the spanish saudi arabia and egypt
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but it was opened in november one thousand nine hundred ninety eight the opening ceremony was attended by yasser arafat and the us president bill clinton and this is the remains of it now so his will not was a manager in the airports administration it saddens him to be here now. it was great work and here we all loved our jobs we had like one family from the manual workers to the high officials it was a beautiful symbol for palestine it showed the world that we palestinians could operate an international airport. the yasser arafat international airport as it was called could handle seven hundred thousand passengers they could fly to and from cyprus and various capitals around the middle east it was a symbol of hope after the nine hundred ninety three oslo accords. the airport stopped operating during the second intifada or uprising against israel's
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occupation in two thousand israeli fighter jets bombed the control tower and radar station in two thousand and one. seen palestinians feel both sad and angry about this the airport would have helped our economy so much and it employed so many people now it lies in ruins. twenty five years after the failed peace initiative and three walls later zuhair walks through the rubble despite the destruction of a life he wants briefly knew he says he still won't give up on hope strafford al jazeera gaza. it has been a day to remember for millions of voters in the southern philippines are referendums been held on a new law aimed at granting grace or ptolemy to the awning of mindanao decades of war by muslim rebels against government rule from manila jamila island duggan reports now from called about the city. to go from bullets to ballots after decades
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of armed conflict millions of filipinos voted whether to accept or reject on the tunnel was government designed to provide greater powers for muslims in the southern philippines the more islamic liberation front the largest armed group in southeast asia negotiated for almost twenty years with several administrations in mandela and what's called the b o l the bangsamoro organic law may finally be ratified by president thirty go to tear to. leaders guests their votes early and we bring their. own from the fine some little venue will be right to fight and among some will go will be stuffy in the am i is committing itself to the democratic process after decades of war against the
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philippine government's armed forces new autonomy would leave the way for an estimated thirty thousand m.i.l.f. fighters to give up their weapons the island of mindanao has been held back by decades of armed conflicts since the muslim rebellion began in the one nine hundred sixty s. more than one hundred thousand filipinos have been killed and millions more displaced as the referendum began army commanders reassured voters they were in control but some voters became impatient. in one of the precincts a growing crowd. the signal didn't eat for the military to intervene in the first leg of us soldiers asked voters who cast their ballots to leave but some refused others said they've been waiting for hours and weren't given the chance to vote right outside the precincts where hundreds of voters they say are upset because
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they were not allowed to vote polls just closed at exactly three o'clock local time here and they are chanting yes the b o l. m o r e god is imams we only believe in one result god willing just to be your god some m.i.l.f. supporters say they are ready to return to war if the referenda result this in turn out to be favorable to the rebel groups the result is expected to be announced in the weeks time until then government leaders are appealing for calm. in the region with a reputation for violence and electoral fraud peace is precarious here jim duggan al jazeera cut about the city's southern philippines the oldest street in iraq's capital's finally reopening after being blocked off for seventeen years it is all received street once the center of baghdad social and business life but
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close during the u.s. led invasion as many of the buildings fell into disrepair but now the government's opened it all up again trying to show the baghdad is safe rob matheson went for a walk. this is all of rush the street it's one of the most iconic streets in central baghdad there's been a street all in this route for the best part of a hundred years it dates back to the early days of the ottoman empire in the sixteenth century but all rasheed streets came into being about about nine hundred sixteen that's when the british suffered a serious defeat at the hands of the autumn ones to the south of baghdad to commemorate that victory the military governor of baghdad coming up atia said that this street should be built during the u.s. led invasion of iraq the streets was closed and that's because it's a very strategic importance for baghdad it links. in the central bank it's behind me to baghdad's main base to business district which is just a few kilometers on the other side that was very important and it was very likely
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that it was going to be a significant targets of the street was closed but seventeen years later it's reopened for decades all of us should street was the center of baghdad social life there were cinemas here and restaurants and cafes and hundreds of small businesses in its heyday was in the one nine hundred fifty s. when money from oil started to make its way into the iraqi economy and people had more money to spend but over the years the buildings have fallen into disrepair particularly during the years when the streets being closed the government is hoping that this by reopening the street will send two messages first of all that the proxy i think problems in the center of baghdad might get a little bit easier but perhaps more importantly that the city of baghdad is getting back to normal and it's safer. time to talk sport now has fara come on thank you so much three time champion saudi arabia had been knocked out of the asian cup japan beat them one nail to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament for
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the eighth consecutive time a first half goal by teka here atomicity i was enough to send the samurai blues through where they'll face in vietnam. and the last state japan of the tournaments most successful side in looking to be asian champions for a fifth time was a. good shot on i mean i'm happy that we were able to win against one of the best teams in asia and our players were able to play strong with tenacity because of that we were able to keep a clean sheet and win the match we just they say defend their little we played most of the time to gain their half and we controlled the ball and had position but we like to find a touch and determination to transfer the position into goals but i would like to repeat that i'm still something to fight with their performance the main goal for a head coach like me is to come up with a d.s. for the blues and they have to be implemented on the pitch and they think they did it well it is a defending champions australia are through but only just they struggle to create
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chances and their match against whose backs on the game ended nil nil after extra time the socceroos eventually gave scrapings true for two on penalties is the only way they were closing in on a place in the quarter finals the host nation were ahead against her to stand two one with a game coming to an end. equalize looks like it will be going to extra time. serina williams has made an emphatic statement of intent at the australian open williams beat world number one small house in three sets to move into the quarter finals in melbourne so he'll now like reports. serena williams has taken a major step in reestablishing herself as the player to beat in women's tennis. to move on to the quarterfinals in melbourne the american had to be world number one simona halep and it looked early on that things would be easier than expected williams dominating the first six one how it didn't capitulate though she responded
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showing the kind of form the got into last year's final she took the second six four and the comeback was on wood but after saving three break points williams would go on to brake caliper and take a full three need to run. she served out the ceiling at six four to claim the match was williams is now a step closer to winning an eighth australian open title and a twenty fourth round slam overall she faces carolynn a discovery in the next round she's always someone that comes out. and plays well i've got to return a little bit better to. a potential semifinal opponent for three and it is the woman that dominated her in last year's u.s. open final naomi osaka i was the japaneses through to the last eight she got there by beating and start your service over in three sets the twenty one year old will now face the leanest with alina next. it was
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a day of frustration for alexander's very of in the men's draw the fourth seed has never been to the court finds in melbourne and you have to wait till next year to change that the top finals champion was beaten by militant round it and. the canadian swept him aside in three sets and will now face france as lucas next fall's rev however the wait for a first grand slam title continues. surely. he's not sure if. he never wants much as. she wants more current issue corey is also into the last day he came back from two sets down to be public or in a booster in the near five hour marathon. the japanese plane has been to the quarter finals three times before melbourne but has never got any further he faces a mammoth task to progress though as he'll be facing world number one novak djokovic. the serbian be danielle medvedev in forces to progress.
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djokovic just chasing history if you wins the tournament it will be his seventh triumph in melbourne making him the australian open is most successful player of all time so he'll mallett al-jazeera tom brady's new england patriots are back in the super bowl for a third straight year in the patriots will take on the l.a. rams on february the third both the a.f.c. and n.f.c. championship games were decided in overtime rex burkhead ran in the winning touchdown for the pats against kansas city chiefs and a thirty seven to thirty one victory brady now has a chance to win a record sixth super bowl title. but really well today. we're going to be even more great game so that's pretty a great way to end it oh surprise excited as i've been there a long time and you know a lot of things one play here one play here could change everything but this book will be the third working. in the n.f.c. decider the rams spent the entire game playing catch up against new orleans saints
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gregg's airlines fifty seven yard field goal differential gave the rams a twenty six to twenty three overtime win at thirty two shaun with a is a young as head coach to lead a team to the super bowl i've never coach in an atmosphere like that ever it was so loud you know we had some communication issues from the start we've dealt with big time adversity and kind of personifies what's happened seen this this is been really throughout the course of the year fell behind guys just kept competing kept swinging didn't wasn't always perfect but guys made enough plays and i think really the over time periods personifies what this team is really all about. the fans in l.a. have every right to be excited as an l.a. franchise it's been close to four decades since the rams made it to the super bowl the rams did win the title in two thousand but that was when the team was based in st louis. we're going to through the baby let's get. another you.
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think is the best thing to get up and put it in the ramp to know what they say. they've been working to get back to this point one zero zero time ok and that's all your sports for now thank you so much for that and thank you for joining us for this news hour from the team here in doha there is more news from london for sara back in just a few moments time. whether online i want to start here on my laptop with a tweet or if you join us on saturday there was a a rush of adrenaline when we felt this is the moment that we have been waiting for
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this is a dialogue the government has coal face on a legal protest i will stop the police to use force to disperse the crowds everyone has a voice and for votes for lots of different reasons what's different types of bricks or join the conversation on out is iraq. it's the fust day of school in bob an elementary school in mosul. this school is a military base firing rocket propelled grenades on multiples of nearby and out that falsus. most hopeful gluten what it is like to be in school up to three years old who wore. six year old sala that was house of survived a mass like the t.t.s. home and almost wiped out his entire family he now lives in the public destroyed hols with his father and grandfather. son. as for the prepares his son for the first day in school he is hopeful new friends will hope is that a couple of. short films of hope. and
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inspiration. a series of short hustle stories that highlight the human triumph against the odds. i could afford four hundred people it was you know he had to be on time to save young compared aco keep it up because if it everybody wants al-jazeera selects. a suicide bomber attacks occurred issue as convoy in northeastern syria the second targeting american forces in a week. this says israel's prime minister follows up airstrikes on iranian targets in syria with a warning that he will not allow it rain and aggression. alone
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barbara syria watching out jazeera live from london also coming up the taliban kills a dozens of members of the afghan security forces hours before talks with a u.s. special envoy the family of a doctor killed while treating injured protesters say they're sure that he was killed by the government. britain's prime minister presents or brecht's that plan b. to parliament but it looks a lot like plan a this really does feel a bit like groundhog day. the thank you for joining us we begin the program in syria where there has been an upturn in violence between regional rivals a suicide bomber has rammed his car into a checkpoint in the kurdish controlled northeast killing at least five the bomb
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went off in the city of the as a joint convoy of u.s. troops and the allied fighters from the syrian democratic forces passed by but no american soldiers were killed or injured eisel says it's responsible for just a few hours earlier the skies over damascus blazed with explosions as israeli warplanes launched airstrikes against the rain in military targets russia says its air defense system shut down thirty israeli cruise missiles and guided bombs over the syrian capital but at least four syrian soldiers were killed said hold of reports now from neighboring lebanon. israel has repeatedly struck targets inside syria for years but rarely admits doing so now it is confirming the attacks and providing information saying it's targeting the elite couldst force unit of the iranian revolutionary guards israel has lifted the veil and its message is that it has no intention of stopping the strikes is one of the new we have
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a permanent palsy to strike of uranium entrenchment in syria and her whoever tries to hurt us israel operates in syria with russia's approval moscow turns a blind eye when the strikes don't weaken the syrian government and when the israeli military gives the russian military prior notice the russian defense ministry doesn't usually comment on the operations but this time they didn't just provide details about syrian army casualties but that syrian air defenses destroyed israeli missiles russia will send. some messages to israel. of course it will. continue providing. them more than missile systems or more. rockets. there are reports that russia wants israel to stop targeting in and around the damascus airport it's a difficult balancing act for moscow it has
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a good relationship with israel but it wants commercial planes to start landing to end syria's isolation but the airport is also important to iran israeli officials have said civilian cargo planes are used to transfer weapons from to her and to iranian backed groups in syria including lebanon's hezbollah they also say iran's privately owned mahaan air is one of the carriers suspected of carrying war material to syria the airline has been under u.s. sanctions and now the german government has decided to prevent it from landing at german airports many of the strikes targeting damascus airport coincided with reports of iranian planes landing on sunday air flight was about to make its approach before turning back according to israeli media the latest wave of attacks is the second in less than ten days and the third since the u.s. announced last month plans to withdraw american troops israel was concerned the u.s. pullout would strengthen iran which has vowed to stay in syria as long as required
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but israel too made a promise and that is to keep up the airstrikes until iran leaves. beirut residents of hasek a province in northeastern syria's say there's been a surge in attacks on checkpoints in recent months kurdish fighters there are still battling to clear eisel from their last footholds in the region osama bin jawad has warned off on the turkey syria border. this is a second attack in five days on u.s. forces and their allies inside syrian territory just a few weeks after the u.s. president declared that syria is for your vice and it's operation done and he will be pulling out pulling out his troops an assessment that not just his commanders but his own team does not see eye to eye with one of his envoys had to resign because he did not see that mission the mission has been accomplished in syria and with these attacks it's becoming clear that the united states might need to stay longer inside syrian territory this attack and hosack i came days after the attack
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in a town which is a bone of contention between the united states and turkey as it is falling out of the so-called safe zone on the turkish syrian border there is a road map to member that is being discussed and the united states would like to see a role of the no call entities there inside syria whether they are the kurds or the arabs to be part of the government which takes over rather than handing it over completely to turkey of turkey on the other hand has had this open communication again with the united states today president calling the u.s. president saying that his forces are ready to take charge and also addressing a local audience here in turkey and telling that the durkee will be closely monitoring how are these promises going to pan out that have been promised to turkey it says it has been reported here that the turkish president says that in his forces are ready to take on an operation east of the euphrates river this is
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going to be all the all the way through out not just the turkish syrian border but the words the edge of the iraqi border as well so not that remains in this complicated question of how and who will be pulling out and who will be left in charge. at least forty three members of afghanistan's security forces have been killed. in a coordinated attack by the taliban in one province that reuters news agency says the best toll could be as high as three times that number the target was a military base and police training center in my down shot which is west of kabul monday's attack is the latest in a series of assaults by the taliban just hours after the attack the taliban said its representatives had held had held talks with the u.s. special envoy for afghanistan my dad in cat well i brought it back is a security analyst he told me
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a little earlier that the taliban attack is in response to afghan government breaches of trust leading up to the talks what we had to them i don't shot it was a tit for tat forward be united states in the african government is doing to the taliban so the taliban are i think they're coming out of that hibernation period they're trying to carry on the same policy where do going to inflict damage to the african government and its international counterparts on the other side carry on with the peace process to have further gains and leverage for them on the negotiating table i think this is the overall policy and i think taliban are are sort of responding to those statements that came from president danny and his team yesterday when they were registering for reelection i think the peace process is having its own problems the international community the afghan government aswell as the taliban do they all want to go into the peace talks but are the same time they
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want to inflict damage to each other to sort of have more leverage and more points on the on the on the negotiating table this statement that we have heard from the u.s. special representative for the african and regional peace was a such that the united states would want to engage taliban if not do a review to fight them and i think taliban are responding back to those statements and we saw the results today. with time running out for a deal to be struck on the terms of britain's withdrawal from the e.u. the u.k.'s prime minister says she's going back to brussels to seek additional concessions concessions the agreement reason may agreed with the e.u. in november was overwhelmingly rejected by the u.k. parliament last week earlier the prime minister unveiled her plan before brett said but it looks remarkably similar the planning paul brennan reports from westminster . this was a prime minister in apparently conciliator remote i'm listening she said i will
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keep you informed she told m.p.'s but there is no plan b. for brics it's only more talks about salvaging helped plan a we will be more flexible open and inclusive in the future in how we engage parliament in our approach to negotiating our future partnership with the european union second we would invent the strongest possible protections on workers' rights and the environment and third we were trying to find how we can ensure that our commitment to no hard border in north nonet and island can be delivered in a way that commands the support of this house and the european union the opposition labor party leader was unimpressed the prime minister's invitation to talks have been exposed as a p.r. sham every opposition party politician. wants to be every opposition party politician came out of those meetings with the same response contrary to what the prime minister has just said there was no flexibility there were no negotiations
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nothing has changed. in brussels there's been a frosty reaction to the idea revisiting negotiations and is it too late for assistance i don't know i don't really know change or withdrawal to cream and i would see more to it to cool because no willingness to have to open the front door books again and a polish suggestion about a five year time limit on the northern on a backstop the insurance policy to avoid a hardball. on the island of ireland has been rejected by dublin i made it very clear that putting a time limit on an insurance mechanism mechanism which is what the backstop is effectively means it's not a backstop at all at westminster several different groups of m.p.'s are now devising ways of using a variety of parliamentary amendments to force the prime minister to change course if we don't find a way forward the u.k. is leaving the the twenty ninth of march and on some basis of new deal so let's legislate to stop that let's take that away take that risk away. hold
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a gun to the head of parliament which isn't to say to reserve is trying to do as march the twenty ninth looms the prime minister's strategy appears to be to go back to brussels and test to the e.u. is willingness to risk a no deal bret's it but she is also testing the patience of this parliament and it's not to talk clear which side will flinch first paul brennan al-jazeera westminster. let's cross live now to lawrence leigh who's outside the u.k. parliament in westminster laurence this is meant to be to reason may's plan b. you were outside westminster last week when her plan a was voted down you've been there a couple of hours now do you get the sense that anything has really changed. no absolutely nothing and for despite the size of her loss last last week it's unarguable now i think that her strategy as you heard in black for this goes nationally say in britain's report that is effectively how to hold
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a gun to their heads of politicians know that there can be no ruling out no no deal because that might mean revoking that the leave the european union no that can be the long extension no there can be no second referendum because it would be in breach of the original referendum results and effectively in the end what she's doing is saying when p.s. look you know you've got some back my deal and if you don't then it'll be your fault if the u.k. leaves the european union with no deal and all the contingent economic and social damage that would cause and frankly the only reason that she can get away with it is because she knows that for all the firy among opposition m.p.'s particularly those who want a much softer deal don't want to leave it's all there's no actual coalescing around a single strategy yet the could overturn what she wants and ultimately that's what she's banking on but it is a terribly dangerous strategy because everybody from the international monetary
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fund today and business leaders of screaming at her to say you've got to keep the supply lines open got to allow us to keep trading because otherwise they could be a gigantic economic crash in this country with a ripple effects around the global economy as well so it's very unclear what the full direction is but she's just i think banking on the fact that the rest of parliament column coalesce around anything and in the events by the end of favor of the celts of march they will grudgingly have to accept what she said so often that one thing that the prime minister did change is that she's waived the eighty four dollars fee that would be charged to european citizens living in the u.k. for so-called settled status meaning that they could just stay in the u.k. now there's three million residents here but they can't vote in general elections or or referenda so what is the political value for do you think to this move if there is any. well i mean i think i think for a start it was agreed just be unfair to ask people to pay money to for what they've already got which is staying here but also i think more importantly politically
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even though she's not shifted position almost at all she could say in parliament look i am listening of listens to this campaign group the three million which campaigns the rights abuses and of heard what they've said and i am in listening mode having said all of those things it doesn't guarantee the rights of the citizens at all because if the u.k. leaves out a deal then they become country citizens and the don't have rights even if the u.k. does stay in the plan the plan is for the to to reduce european immigration by eighty percent and so it's still pretty rocky times for europeans living in the u.k. whatever happens unless the u.k. does a complete about turn ends up staying in the european union have to rule and see outside westminster lawrence thank you so what is the reaction in brussels david chaytor is there for us and david one of the main sticking points has always been the border between the republic of ireland and northern ireland now the poles have offered that the irish backstop could actually be renegotiated after five years
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tell us more about that at all crucially could it work. well it's a straw which the british prime minister treason may has grabbed out like a drowning woman now this was mentioned by as you said the polish foreign minister here at a meeting in the e.u. council headquarters which had nothing to do with briggs it put of course inevitably briggs it is on every menu at the moment and he said essentially that why not because this is the sticking point the the backstop issue why not just put a time limit on it and he said it at five years but it was a major slap down by the the irish deputy prime minister he said no way this is not going to change it is needed to guarantee the relationship and the the deal on the table says that there can be no guaranteed out date on that it has to remain and
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so this is not something that the reason may can develop here it's not something that she will develop here i think everybody in the e.u. will make it very clear to her when she comes here next week that this is not something they wish to discuss and the deal on the table that was already rejected by the house of commons in such an emphatic manner is still the only one that's available they need something cogent something coherent some new approach from the trees in may they need to they need to see from her that she's going to rub out some of these red lines which she surrounded herself with but she doesn't look as though she's going to do that they're going to see a plan a plan b. and a plan a will not give any meaningful negotiations for her to take part in which she comes to brussels next week they will change her with the latest from brussels david thank you and still ahead in this half hour a group of venezuelan. a group of venezuelan soldiers is held for me
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over their video call for an uprising against president clinton. and the move. on earth and sun lined up to create a highly unusual eclipse and known as the super lotto wolf. l.a. for a change the snow is not the real story of europe we've had significant rain or into the western part of the mediterranean for the body alex more recently said sardinia in sicily and italy is that arc of plant that this is snow the still snow running through ukraine but that's gone by tuesday and this is the picture of what's the next frontal system coming down through the u.k. into the low countries france and the norns by there's some snow in that because the air behind it is quite cold and the air in front isn't particularly warm either so a bit of proper winter swinging in from
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a different direction i suppose and that maybe start the presses off again we'll see rain and start slow particularly for in the alps rain over the water over italy over the arcs again down the adriatic coast you're nurses with those spreading out through austria and cream once well if you're in northern germany it just remains cold so actions in the mediterranean which means the coasts of algeria in tunis here will catch some of that right and increasingly a strong wind which of course will bring the city up so temp to maybe irrelevant what you will be feeling very nice on wednesday and it will be good if you intend to go out on to the waters that so in fact that rains france region is here and you can see dips down into northern parts of libya ahead of it it's quite warm in egypt . i didn't know that corruption has reached a love like that before in our country. i count.
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to president of the united states. the power was in the daytime we will the american people with the truth and nothing else discovered. for winning the white house unfair game on al jazeera. welcome back here's a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera a suicide car bombing in northeast syria that took place near a joint u.s. kurdish convoy has killed at least five people no american soldiers were killed and i was earlier israeli warplanes conducted air strikes on iranian military targets
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in serious capital damascus at least forty three afghan troops have been killed in a taliban attack on a military base in my down shot near kabul and the u.k.'s prime minister to resign main says she'll try to break the deadlock over her breakfast deal by seeking further concessions from the european union. police in the northern irish city of london barry appears have carried out a controlled explosion on a van in a cordoned off area police say the vehicle had been hijacked by three masked men who threw an object at it before abandoning it it falls a car bombing in derry on saturday in a vehicle also hijacked by masked men the main focus of the investigation is the new ira which opposes one thousand nine hundred ninety eight peace deal in the region. venezuela's supreme court says it's axing congressional measures that the clear the presidency of nicolas maduro illegitimate the pro-government justices
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also ruled that the leadership of the opposition dominated congress itself is invalid opposition politician no one. who was sworn in as the assemblies president earlier this month has been overseeing legislation accusing the doodle of usurping power of buddha was sworn in for a second six year term on january tenth despite widespread condemnation of his main opponents were banned from running against him and venezuela says it's captured a group of national guard officers who stole weapons and kidnapped four officials this hours after a video appeared on social media showing a sergeant demanding the removal of president maduro groups of protesters took to the streets and for security forces in the district of could access but the officers rebelled fired tear gas at the protesters the government has accused the sergeant in the video of being linked to the extreme right. on the same i mean i need the support of the venezuelan people take to the streets we're here
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you asked for us to come to defend the constitution here we are we are here here the troops people take to the streets support us we will work the military to take to the streets to light the fuse we're here lighting the fuse but we need your support. ten sailors have been found dead and another fourteen were rescued after two ships caught fire in the care should straighten your crimea russia's transport ministry says survivors jumped into the sea to escape the fire it's thought that blaze may have broken out during a ship to ship fuel transfer both ships were under the tanzanian flag with crew members who turkey and india. for supporters of the necrotic republic of congo's presidential run up martin for you lou have been arrested police have blocked crowds from attending a rally of party headquarters in kinshasa on sunday d. or c. is highest court rejected for use the man for a recount of the vote and they cleared felix. the country's next president the
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african union has postponed the high level visit itch to in response after saying it had serious doubts about the result an official from a party that backs for you lou says they'll keep the man doing a recount. we're going to continue until we get the truth to the ballot boxes we're not asking anyone that you know where in the world have election results been published by block seven million in the article six million they need to be published progressively polling station by polling station or by tele center province by province this allows for the establishment of confidence and fair play. it's got to zimbabwe now where the country's high court says the government security minister had no authority to order mobile operators to shut down in turn and internet access during widespread protests last week a crackdown on protests is continuing with the arrest of the head of zimbabwe's
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largest trade union just said more yo was arrested at robert mugabe international airport and this currently in a police station in the capital harare the union was behind the general strike that took place last week to protest against the fuel price hike the unrest sparked a crackdown in which at least twelve people were killed and more than six hundred arrested. whatsapp has announced that all users globally will only be allowed to forward a message five times instead of twenty the owner of the message service facebook says the move is to try and stop the spread of rumors and false information what's up as already implemented the restrictions in india after rumors that were spread on the after lead to killings and attacks by mobs the shooting of unarmed protesters in sudan is causing increasing controversy human rights groups say that dozens have died in the month long outcry against rising prices and the rule thirty
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year rule of president omar al bashir the government is the nine any role in the killing of protesters that it describes as infiltrators among the dead is a doctor who was treating wounded protesters who is grieving family says he was killed by government forces the home involved reports now from have to the home of dr bao because he didn't cut to house in a constant stream of mourners since he was shot dead during an anti-government protest on thursday his house has also become a meeting place for supporters and sympathizers. of my five children he's my only son he never had a problem with anyone but he was always wanting to help those in need. three of our sisters are also doctors they say he was shot by members of the security forces are to makeshift clinic that he set up in the capital. the family
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showed us a photo of a man in civilian clothes pointing a gun to words the house while their brother was treating the wounded. soldiers of video of a shooting nearby at around the same time at least two protesters were wounded. was a colleague try to rescue the doctor who was shot. there were people were killed. killed because they did anything wrong look a single car broken not a single house broken the people who are going out. to say no. thank you very much was a forensic expert says the doctor was shot from behind when jenna exam. we found pieces of metal in the wound in the lower part of his lung they'll be
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studied to determine the caliber and the type of weapon used. to have done security forces and police deny any role in the killing of protesters with the. police never used any live fire to any protest sites or any other occasion we never use live bullets in any situation. the same denials have beer eat aerated by the head of intelligence and the target of the protesters anger president omar and bashir. we now have arrested people who belong to the apple with the pressure and they acknowledged they were given orders to mix with protestors and to killed and in order to stoke conflict to destroy the country the government security does not kill people. well i wouldn't. buy god i say it's the regime killed my son i will never doubt i said something about it but i get to know what i mean i'm sure they purposely decided to kill doctors but my sister was arrested
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with. the others they detained this told them that they were specifically looking for doctors who helped protest. the type of force being used by the government to quell the protests is adding to the controversy and confusion about the killings the government has employed militia to help the army combat armed groups in sudan for decades what's attracting attention now is militiaman our mosque in their faces while attacking an arm of civilians in the streets of khartoum and other major cities and i think what they what they think it then. if an atom and you abuse a maid then yeah i mean see that we mean what i what well i don't recall melissa language and having him there to get. it and yet you see him move anyone with him in the who do works it means are equal mad at all but you know. kind of hi there who are my kind of old look at me to get them on with what color you buy i've had
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people. as protesters chant peaceful peaceful they are drowned out by gunfire and tear gas scenes of collective punishment like this are say the government's opponents at the rio carlos. so is the break into homes our security forces severely beat anyone suspected of hiding protesters. the government says twenty six people have been killed so far in a month of protests to demand the better life. rights groups say the total is up to these top of that. the government's announced the setting up of an official commission of inquiry but protests that broke out over the rising of the cost of living last month continue to testify and spread across the country and with every new protest to kill hundreds more turn out demanding an end to the thirty year rule of president bashir. dizzier come to.
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the mind of the top stories on al-jazeera i source says it was behind a suicide car bombing in northeast syria that killed at least five people the bomb went off in the city of the as a joint convoy with u.s. troops and allied fighters from the syrian democratic forces passed by no american soldiers were killed or injured this happened just a few hours after before the attack in el shaddai the israeli warplanes conducted air strikes in syria's capital damascus israel says it was attacking iranian military targets a suburb inch of ice has more now from. bring you more on that later programs at least forty three members of afghanistan's security forces have been killed in a coordinated attack by the taliban the reuters news agency says the death toll could be as high as three times that number the target was a military base and police training center in my dallas shot which is just outside
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kabul monday's attack is the latest in a series of assaults by the taliban hours after the attack the taliban said its representatives held a talk with the u.s. special envoy for afghanistan. in cap. the u.k.'s prime minister of tourism a says she will try to break the bad luck over her breakfast deal by seeking further concessions from the european union at the heart of the talks will be possible changes on a backup plan to avoid a hard border between the republic of ireland the northern ireland maze initial plan on how the u.k. would exit the e.u. was the featured by a historic majority last week the country a shed told to leave the e.u. on the twenty ninth of march and stargazers have been treated to a rare lunar eclipse known as a super blood wall for moon the phenomenon was visible visible all over europe asia and the americas and only lasted for a few hours if you missed it don't worry it will happen again in twenty thirty
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seven there's a headlines coming up it's the screen which is looking a white one and the us are fighting over a used clothes. rwanda is aiming to stop all imports of secondhand clothing by the end of twenty nineteen but how do you wonders who depend on these items money i'm femi oke and i'm really could be on today's stream a look at the country's efforts to boost homegrown industries and in the trade in hand me downs so your thoughts via twitter and you tube.
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will wending government leaders say that refusing use clothes known locally as to goor and the tomba will restore dignity to rwandans used to sifting through piles of secondhand garments imported from around the world since twenty sixteen it is progressive leave its import taxes on used clothing before a total ban expected sometime this year the move hasn't been without cost in july the united states responded by suspending rwanda from importing clothing to the us tax free but the rwandan government has stood firm it says ending use close imports is necessary to rebuild its own clothing industry but the import restrictions have split opinion in rwanda with those who rely on cheap clothing and happy at the measures for more on this we're joined from the rwandan capital kigali by danny he is a communications coordinator motions that civil wind and fashion house these are row
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is founder and editor in chief of the fashion law which provides analysis on the fashion industry she is in new york and we have linda she is founder and creative director of art and rwandan brand specializing in ethical fashion and jacqueline shaw is founder of the africa fashion guy that's a fashion she's a fashion designer by trade she's also author of the book fashion africa she joins us from london hello everybody it's good to have you here we're going to start with really good to have this conversation online so many fascinating tweets i want. start with just two so this is my way who says bold decision by the rwandan government for not allowing the us and the like to dump their secondhand clothing on the country this is a country that gives its people self worth so some strong words right out the gate bear but there's this question as to how we got here really in size in the d r c at least it still happens i was there in two thousand and ten and i couldn't understand this business of selling used clothing and shoes i thought it was
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clothes that was donated but somehow got sold for profit so when did this practice start and why is it booming in africa julie want to take that one on for us. it started quite a while ago when. people and individuals across africa were in need of welding. second hand clothing in or. amount to a large portion of clothing that exists in africa and. nouriel businessmen and women in the united states for instance opportunity took profit. monopolizing and coordinating shipping to africa even if those clothes were initially donated to billions here jack i am going to play this little clip from you for you and this comes from roy tests from the end
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of last year when people in rwanda realized that secondhand clothing was about to become more expensive have a listen to this the good thing about secondhand clothes was that even a little money you could still manage to buy something nice for your child even if it was just a shirt you could at least say that your child is well dressed but now i see some children in my neighborhood walking around naked because their parents cannot afford to buy these clothes others are walking around wearing torn clothes that never used to happen because people had access to secondhand clothes. i mean initially this seems like a really bold move by rwanda but there are repercussions jacqueline oh absolutely it's an industry that if the levels are higher. you'll have a great day. in. and as well it goes down in. the. main it is
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all region so one of the region's. traders and. this really is a life so if that's the takeaway then you know and they joke. they won't have to say it's this is all. so schooling so that's happening as much as it is equally now. fall to. some people it's it does have repercussions absolutely so in hearing that the repercussions and of course how sad that is for someone to say that they're seeing children walk around without clothes the flipside of it is that people online are saying it's the opposite the degradation comes from a second hand clothes so this is a which we did and several things for today show he writes second hand clothes degrade people also second hand clothes choke local industries right down to the producer of cotton and he goes on to say that this is something that he wishes
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could change my thought to that rwanda is doing a good job in safeguarding her people and the great lakes region and so danny i wanted to give that one to you because this idea of degrading its people by allowing them to be able to buy second hand clothes talk to us about what that means. i think the bun is much about. dignity as a tease about policy formulation we are seeing a lot of. changes about how people approach the industry and how also they're willing to to spend their money so what fashion brands are doing in randa is to change that we're producing quality products we are producing quality clothes that can be worn by people and because when used if they can one clothes it's just some people who wear those kind of clothes they don't even know what's
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written on them they don't even know what the question is and so what you're doing this fashion brands run that we're trying to change that mindset they're trying to reframe dots by producing thing that we can personally wear and things that we know are giving god pride that i you know talking about two different types of customers you look incredibly smart well can doubt but we're also talking about people who now that paying cash to see an applied cannot to incoming second hand clothes cannot now afford to buy clothes for that caps are we not talking about a luxury market and then an everyday market for people who are just trying to to looked different. if you're trying to look at this and you will have to also see if there were to approach it because there is no way that you're going to the market and where something died words that you did not that are not really
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giving value to you and so when we talk about the luxury market and people who buy from the high and fashion pro fashion will buy and question production also have to look at the possibility of the fashion brands producing. producing outfits that can be affordable to different income classes and this is what we're trying to do as fashion brands and grander we're looking at the ways that we can leverage different resources and also care for people who cannot afford the projects that we're offering to those who are well off and i think. that yes tapping and then judy i also see china getting to have. every again i tend to be a realist if one when i think. probably ten years ago now that i'm
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a mouse that isn't the fashion and i was looking at the second question history and i taught trips to africa and i went in this particular trip somewhere to qana and i are because we have to know how people are thinking at different level i came with a very vested mindset i think it would have taken enclave in it's been t.n.t.'s it's kind of like a luxury item like you saying something that nobody else can't is always like well luckily save the hierarchy somehow see it in the u.k. was different level and then when i spoke to those in england i think i'm a bit of one to take it in the lower class quota thinking they wouldn't want to while they want somebody else's clothes although they call them so loud kalitan. have had still like a salad. she calls it work that's what we're thinking why would they want we could get put out when i thought it was say it was the quality they're not getting ran
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well going up the fortunes of so there are different levels of markets want to send you or cost them more than are all some really wonderful misfortune. in dignity it's a self sufficiency and manufactured for oneself in the country it's so sufficient it's not reliant on trade will they see so i could think what would you do since the well again is going to be enforceable incident yesterday what we're going to say i don't think that this is a mutually exclusive issue i think that there is in fact a need in many countries who are individuals to have access to truly a portable clothing it exists in the united states and so i think that that and does do you have a disservice while also serving to significantly bolster in the future.
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the strength of domestic manufacturing especially in rwanda but i think that the time being it needs to be carefully measured to ensure that we're not to cry i think people of the ability to simply forward clothing and linda i want to bring you in here with these series of tweets one person who's handle a serial tweeter says what about jobs do you mind that the more you import a less price secondhand clothes or cloth it kills at least two job opportunities so some numbers would have to check there but that's his take on it he gets pushback ago almost immediately from someone who says so you seriously think that people will switch to buying locally clothes made overnight because there's a ban on second hand clothes president trump in the u.s. stop the same about chinese cheap products and go check how not so simple that is so linda talk to us about what the alternatives are for people who cannot necessarily afford designer locally made products. i think this provides an opportunity for businesspeople entrepreneurs fashion designers and manufacturers to
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cater to different markets it's not going to mean that every brand is going to be affordable for every market but this pushes the but challenge back to us as innovators but i think that also when you get from only one end of the stick this is an opportunity to create jobs the stakeholders are referring to in your original question could be our part of the value chain now the people that are consuming are able to make more by being part of the value chain and therefore are able to afford some of the clothing that's produced in rwanda so i think there's two sides to look at this not just focusing on the ban and what that means for consumers buying it but also being part of the value chain to produce these items that represent are a fraud. danny i think yeah yeah go ahead jenny i think it's an opportunity for all wanted based businesses to start building in manufacturing systems that
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will ultimately be able to provide a portable clothing manufacturing that might not exist as of now in part because he garment manufacturing is expensive and that's something that needs to be worked towards often times as a result of high quantities being made in order to lower the individual unit cost to the way he's seen that happen because ispahani is right now it's going to be twenty nineteen so there's that there's a gap right now where have you seen this happen successfully. i haven't seen it i can tell you i haven't seen it happen successfully and then is in the united states ever since the united states started manufacturing such a large percentage of its clothing outside of the united states it in china and bangladesh it significantly more expensive to buy made in the u.s. garments which is part of why america first agenda is falling short in many
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respects the reason that bangladesh is able to produce clothing so cheaply is because they produce so much of it the united states simply can't compete with that deck and what we're going to say can i just mention and yes we go and get sorry for you so you get the biggest story as well because we've got a few other confront jews who are pushing the made in general but you know even nigeria. looking put into walls and getting rich off by the chinese imports and folks in in nigeria garner as well kenya in the store which seems to be a trailblazer when came for their agenda to textiles and. get with gender what their document with actually this is whether you want to truly. three trillion dollars it's it's the commute makes money in fact. but then you also have to remember if it's legal you need to see even one but this one isn't that she needs
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the family history and you know what i would think if the manufacturing judy was talking about. we have to look at places in regards to the supply chain especially is not just the manufacture it's a whole supply could break complex supply chain in something like a quick industry in. the course already going to be that's why there's a big push to. process used to tears so we keep the value in the country on the consumer. process actually is that you can make it because it is. well and one of the. jews right that does. jacking i hate and danny was trying to get in ahead danny but danny can i just show you something before you do that we were on a team was in kigali earlier on today and asking people what they thought about this battle the upcoming ban twenty nine thousand where it would cost you more to
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west secondhand clothes and buy them in rwanda we find very optimistic people have to listen to them die. so they in petition of secondhand clubs matter but isn't it . a good idea. it's reduce our g.d.p. it increase to deal with the payments of our country to other countries i think their destruction of jane petition of does great days i mean they shall go out is a good digest because if we improve our production i mean demented aranda product will be improving we will be improving the developed the development of a country. you are part of that made him a lanka push what he doing yes i think i just now miss one of these two young it is the really of brilliant points and i wanted to. there's
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something julie mentioned earlier of that there is a need to establish factories too to see how we can how we can satisfy the local market and i think this is something that has tightened brundle and the it's been good now we have different factories that are actually focusing on mass production and you see that one country one factory alone is employing more than two thousand people now doesn't appear to need to now we haven't double which in to them run and this is something that i think if the trend continues we are we are going to have a bigger employment i think where the problem is before we get very excited about the about the transition is are we equipped with. edge cutting technology and we having enough. material do we have enough equipment to actually drive this change and i think this
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is where the that the high end fashion comes in now the high end fashion is not going to be dissolutions to it's not the ultimate solution to this problem that we can all agree but i think with where we can help where we can support eve we have the team of creative people and the creative people can actually jump in with design concepts with different kind of. kinds of support to actually see how we can could even be from you know dealing with other companies dealing with. factories that can produce for the for the big must and so this is this is where i think that we can if we think this through if we keep receiving the incentives from the government that's where we can actually get
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around or incentives incentives was an accent to from the government danny so this isn't a conjunctions. you know and i can touch on what denny sucking about because we've benefited from a lot of these incentives and public and private partnerships the government has put in both both sectors actually within deliberate efforts into investing into growing our infrastructure so there's opportunities like the export growth fund which we've enjoyed as a business and with industrial as just mr thirty and the business development funds these are. policies or opportunities in place to support growing our business there and growing made dinner and so i think there should not just be a focus on the band but what's being put in place in complex to compliment the general having towards establishing a very strong made in rwanda so i think you can focus on one end without highlighting the benefits that are coming as a result of the ban. so i think it's really important i think we can build on that
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as well. before you do i want to bring in a couple of people who are on the same wavelength as you so any go says the government should have a plan in place to assist the affected traders those who are in the secondhand clothing industry another person writes and this isn't guy who says this is a good move but the government must try to subsidize locally made clothes or put price controls because local manufacturers have a tendency of hiking prices when they have no external competition is so two ideas of what the government can do incentives wise there danny your take. i think here the government it's really good to have the investment plan and also work closely it's one thing to have a plan but it's also another to work closely with into print new was and people in the fashion as well as the textile industry i think there is huge potential i was
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reading a few days ago how the they do number of imports in clothing in two thousand and amounted to about seventeen million dollars so i thought back rudy and i try to imagine if we shift doc if we inject that money into local establishments into local factories how many lives can we change not simply from what they're web but also from what they are so it has to be also a collaboration there has become aberration in different levels and i think what i can what i agree is that i believe the members of the government to nurture applied it these days by did not just rein in abruptly i think this is something that was contemplative the point on this is something dr they had to see to sit back and say
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it's time for us to find the solutions it's it's time for for us to our culture to bed local. solutions so the government comes in but also doesn't stand alone has to be has to be passed by then to printer was as well as a valid stakeholder tranny. then it's a. i think it needs to be supported like you said by the government by entrepreneurs by consumers that the individuals who will be provided with jobs and therefore be provided with income this is one part of a larger ecosystem that will impact the economy and individuals on a very galli basis and that's not accomplished simply by a band there needs to be the core every step of the way and i think those
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certain. policies in place that i helping us bring down our cost of reduced for example the packs exemption to bring in the raw materials as you know iran there's a landlocked country so my luck getting our raw materials outside so they have the has been some thought into how do we bring in textiles the are able to produce locally at in the for the world cost jackie i'm just thinking if we come back to this top a king sized time a look at what one does of fashion and closing industry what do you think we might see. i definitely think there's going to be war because she knew that it's a dangerous when they suit all this how clearly she's like this a trailblazer right now if you could production it would be her. moral investors expect this coming to settle some of the big retailers but you have to. get a cheap route to feel. that they're actually that i see
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a lot more i wanted to just add on quickly that we can't get you know the fashion industry is needed. for want direction to come back and. the major aspects of. the industry and the moment there is. really it means that those in the west tend to think why last question really becomes this for somebody to be. african countries who are country so maybe we need to really set about how we think about clothing or over the world not just when but all over the world thank you so much gas for your contribution to our conversation today many our end with two sides of this debate online i don't know on twitter says i don't take this as degrading because a lot of people in uganda and rwanda cannot afford to buy new clothes therefore people should be allowed to buy second hand then on the other side of that debate
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this to be a you tube radical nomad economic neocolonialism can be overcome by nurturing our own industries and ban second hand imports. next time take everybody. to.
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on this week's counting the cost the prime minister's briggs appeal is rejected as britain's towards a messy exit why zimbabwe's government wants people to buy less fuel bus nancy models moscow makers worries about the trade bill. counting the cost as iraq. these are the top stories on our. a suicide bomber has drowned his car into a checkpoint in the kurdish controlled northeast syria killing at least five people the bomb went off in the city of the as a joint convoy of u.s. troops and allied fighters from the syrian democratic forces passed by but no
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american soldiers were killed or injured i still says it's responsible and holder has this report from neighboring lebanon israel has repeatedly struck targets inside syria for years but rarely admits doing so now it is confirming the attacks and providing information saying it's targeting the elite couldst force unit of the iranian revolutionary guards israel has lifted the veil and its message is that it has no intention of stopping the strikes. we have a permanent poles need to strike if you're a need entrenchment in syria and her whoever tries to hurt them. israel operates in syria with russia's approval moskow turns a blind eye when the strikes don't weaken the syrian government and when the israeli military gives the russian military prior notice the russian defense ministry doesn't usually comment on the operations but this time they didn't just provide details about syrian army casualties but that syrian air defenses destroyed
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israeli missiles russia will send some messages to israel. course it will. continue providing syria with. more than missile systems or more. rockets. there are reports that russia wants israel to stop targeting in and around the damascus airport it's a difficult balancing act for moscow it has a good relationship with israel but it wants commercial planes to start landing to end syria's isolation but the airport is also important to iran israeli officials have said civilian cargo planes are used to transfer weapons from to her and to iranian backed groups in syria including lebanon's hezbollah they also say iran's privately owned mahaan air is one of the carriers suspected of carrying war material to syria the airline has been under u.s. sanctions and now the german government has decided to prevent it from landing at
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german airports many of the strikes targeting damascus airport coincided with reports of iranian planes landing on sunday air flight was about to make its approach before turning back according to israeli media the latest wave of attacks is the second in less than ten days and the third since the u.s. announced last month plans to withdraw american troops israel was concerned the u.s. pullout would strengthen iran which has vowed to stay in syria as long as required but israel too made a promise and that is to keep up the airstrikes until iran leaves. beirut at least forty three members of afghanistan's security forces have been killed in a coordinated attack by the taliban in wardak province but reuters news agency says the best toll could be as high as three times that number the target was a military base and police training center in my down shot which is west of kabul monday's attack is the latest in
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a series of assaults by the taliban hours after that attack the taliban said its representatives at health talks with the u.s. special envoy for afghanistan. encounter. you can prime minister to resign maine says she'll try to break the deadlock over her brakes and deal by seeking further concessions from the european union at the heart of the talks will be possible changes on a backup plan to avoid a hard border in arlon these initial plan on how the u.k. would exit the e.u. was the feat of by a historic majority in parliament last week venezuela's supreme court has struck out congressional measures that the clear the presidents of nicolas maduro illegitimate the pro-government justices also ruled that the leadership of the opposition dominated congress itself is invalid and the head of zimbabwe's largest trade union has been arrested jeff it more you know was the thing that well but mugabe international airport the union was behind the general strike that took place last week to protest against
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a fuel price writes those are the headlines we're going to have more news for you in half an hour coming up next it's unfair game thank you for watching. the election of the forty fifth president of the united states raises ethical and potentially legal question. today mainstream media can easily be disrupted and personal online data easily accessed. how can this information be used to sway the outcome off an election. and can it undermine the basic tenets of democracy that are so cherished.
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i think if americans knew this was happening they would be outraged. we just weren't mentally able at that point in time to see that. this is democracy taking place in darkness it's not democracy. i woke presenting the facts plainly and hottest. staten island to new york. in a state that's considered a stronghold for democrats this suburb is an exception. most of the people here
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voted for donald trump. scott libido lives here patriots artists and a big supporter of the president's. is unconventional. i am unconventional i mean new york city artist i'm selling for forty five dollars because he's the forty fifth president there's a new sheriff in town now there's we're going to get a clean house we can kick some ass did you need the media to win an election when a state that it was stacked against him you know it's always stacked against a republican no matter who won it's the media is like that and just like the than that ugly hatred you know the extent the obvious it's like you put on you know c.n.n. knows the psych alright alright alright alright but i'll flip around and it's like holy. you know it's an innocent p.c.
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and it's like relentless they can't stand bad he beat vam because they said he wasn't going to win. fed up with traditional media gets his information on the internet it's you know i'll spend like analogous had for go to sleep i'll have my phone on and you know i'll go from this to that and then all chant made a speech i didn't hear it today let me hear it now and i mean and sometimes it's i don't even honestly i don't look like who's giving it. like millions across america scott believe most of what he saw on the web with little question. for example this article trump believes millions voted illegally. or this one that hillary clinton received over eight hundred thousand illegal votes. i'm not saying all three million are but i'm sure a lot of them are absolutely you should not be able to vote if you are in
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a league if you're not a legal citizen that's a child but that's works and then they want to change that like no that's not how it works. this information is of course false it would be nearly impossible for illegal immigrants to vote in the united states articles like the these are examples of what is now called fake news. scott is far from being the only one to refer to these sources. martin uses one such source known for its misleading stories. on breitbart we can trying to articles like this does feminism make women ugly. or this would you rather your child had feminism or cancer. breitbart is also obsessed with the west versus islam is the new cold war. or political correctness protects muslim culture.
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its content has been called missile genetic xenophobia and racist by liberals and conservatives alike. the right part is you know it's a it's a right wing media outlet that was founded by the late andrew breitbart a conservative activist and commentator and journalist. breitbart is a real french publication it's a representative of what they call the old right you know people who want to take on this stuff. as quote politics but do so in a very divisive way they're rail against immigrants to this country they rail against people of muslim faith they you know devote use taxes to divide people on the basis of gender on the basis of race. breitbart became a main source of information for the american far right it's the sensually served as an organ for sort of the tribe of men. the worldview projected by
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breitbart was in line with donald trump's and it touched a nerve with his outlook towards. people wanted to describe the trump voters as angry i'm not sure they were angry i think they were more fearful worried concerned scared about about the future in the spring of two thousand and sixteen if we looked at the people who were voting in republican primaries these people were very concerned about terrorism very concerned about immigration they they saw the two of them working together as creating a threat an x. almost an x. essential threat to the to the united states and this was something that was being spoken about by donald trump and not necessarily by other of republican candidates these concerns were heightened as trump played to existing anxieties.
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ted division has been in politics for forty years for him it would be a mistake to think that fake news has no impact on american i liked moral behavior here's what's happening in our politics people are consuming information entirely different ways that we used to you know when i started doing presidential campaigns when jimmy carter you know has an office i mean we turn on the news at six thirty at night and we'd watch three networks at once and that was the way america. essentially consume news now there is a constant flood of information both on television in the cable environment and particularly online you know that that online consumption of information is having a real effect on things because what's happening is the legitimate media is being supplanted by you know this fake news where people get information which sounds like it's real and true but has no basis in fact and in fact much of it is just made up and delivered you know by people who are attempting to you know affect the
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outcome in the election by introducing false narrative and information into the flow of information so you know so yeah i think it does have a real impact. like of regard for the truth became more apparent than in any other us presidential campaign. according to politico fact an independent fact checking websites only four percent of donald trump statements during the campaign were true false information was constantly circulating in fact it became self-propagating you have to look at our media landscape and how americans get their news nowadays conservatives get their news only from fox news or alternative sites like breitbart so that's the only news they see and they view the manged what they call the liberal media the mainstream media with distrust and they don't believe the kind of c.n.n. new york times washington post so they are only getting their news or law most of
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their news from very slanted sources and so. what trump will say trump picks up his information from the same news sources these voters hear something conspiracy theory and breitbart news or something on fox trump hears it too says it in the viruses eye for eye for a die hard on the news and i heard that from president trump so he must be telling the truth if they're in a silo and it's really hard to break that silence so it's a self reinforcing cycle of mr. it became more difficult to discern fact from fiction the traditional press was brushed aside sort of a way that these campaigns have you know traditionally been covered and. and that model of campaign coverage was not sort of created with donald trump in my hand trumps disregard for making true statements is something that a lot of reporters have had trouble dealing with as we're not used to it we're not
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used to politicians or press people just sort of straight out lying the mainstream media is disrupted and because the mainstream media is disrupted truth is disrupted and if truth is disrupted you can just spread your. i didn't know that corruption has reached a level like never ever before in our country. eighty three eighty three will serve boulevard and address among the most prestigious offices in los angeles behind these windows at number one thousand or a few companies that would seem to have no connection. the first is brit regarded as a platform for the so-called right. the second is going to ring steel it's a small audio visual production company and these companies are linked to a billionaire who's rarely in the public eye. his name robert mercer.
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he is co c.e.o. of a hedge fund firm renaissance technologies whose ranks has been climbing since one nine hundred ninety three. carol cadwallader has been investigating this computer engineer turned billionaire robert is he is an absolutely brilliant scientist did really pioneering work. in the sixty's and in the field of natural language processing which is the base of. basically and he was that royce at the start of it and working out how to do my machine translation between languages so that google translates which we use all the time. descendant of the work that he did you know he is with the brilliant computer engineer of his generation and
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he was just an ordinary middle class guy doing a professional job and he got an offer from renascence technologies this hedge fund . for them and he did. it was in the early ninety's that robert mercer left i.b.m. to work for run a song technologies. there he applied his methods of calculation on the stock exchange in order to predict its fluctuations. at technologies he pioneered. algorithmic trading which now is you know massive bill written. something which still remains a bit secret about hard to make profit in markets but the origin of it is in applying. computer techniques to the data without worrying about fear of where
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the economy is going. what are the actual meaning of instruments or trading if you're buying wheat. or if you're buying a car company. you don't really care that it's a car company or that it's wheat you just look at the performance of these futures or these stocks and the key thing was to view this just as a set of numbers by applying his mathematical tools robert mercer revolutionized renaissance technologies investment methods making it the world's most profitable fund into this. mess it became very rich source because the performance of the fund which he had his own money and. was extraordinary i mean if it goes up thirty percent thirty five percent every year then pretty quickly you become very rich.
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robert mercer is known to be very private he almost never speaks publicly. even google has a difficult time producing photos of the few that exist are always the same. there is also a poor quality video a public speech in twenty fourteen during a ceremony in his honor. found out after ike this i'm sure i'll accept this award but i would have to make it all right on some topic or other for an hour now which by the way is more than i typically talk and in a month. robert mercer might have quietly enjoyed his new fortune but he decided to invest in politics. he's been recognized as one of the most generous republican donors since twenty ten. merce's donations appear to be motivated by his own special interests.
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the political system in america is so broken right now because of the special interest money which floods campaigns i mean what happens is when the special interests have an agenda you're annoying company for example and you'd like to continue you know drilling for fossil fuel you know or your polluter and you want to make sure you can continue to pollute you go in you support politicians who believe in your agenda politicians who will say for example that you know climate change is not happening because of bad made activities you know they will they will promote that publicly because that protects the special interests who fund their campaigns. robert mercer set up his own foundation. the mercer family foundation. headed by his daughter rebecca. but what exactly are these special interests
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he's protecting. it's hard to say since robert mercer never expresses his opinions publicly in a way you'll never know what's going on in robert nurse's brains i just look that for what is funding a little money that way and i think back on a bill for the page. to understand the ideas that robert mercer wants to promote we can look at where he's been spending we can do so with tax documents declarations of the foundation's fiscal allocations for the years twenty twelve to twenty fifteen mercer financed a number of institutes and lobbies among them the heritage foundation which fights taxes and economic regulation one point five million dollars the media research center which fights leftist media bias twelve million dollars the government accountability institute which tracks government corruption and publishes books
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against hillary clinton three point seven million dollars the heartland institute which defends climate change skeptics two point eight million dollars. in new york he even paid for an ad denouncing the construction of a mosque near ground zero in just two years robert mercer became one of the ten most influential billionaires in politics according to the washington post's. in twenty eleven breitbart news the right wing online newspaper was in financial difficulty. mercer saw an opportunity and he invested ten million dollars in the web site. the executive chairman of breitbart was a prominent figure closely linked to trump's campaign stephen bannon. a former goldman sachs trader he became a hollywood producer in the late one nine hundred ninety s.
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he wanted to make films and t.v. series to. motes his ultra conservative political views. mercer in bandon are very closely associated and by mercer associating himself with somebody like steve better that maybe that may be a clue to his interbred versus personal views. in a few months abandon made breitbart an outlet dedicated to reactionary ideas. you see that with the breitbart publications over the course of many years it was someone like bannon who just proclaims this publicly that they're going to take on these as situations and they're going to try to deconstruct the government of the united states to pursue the agenda that they have which is to you know fundamentally change this nation and turn it into you know a place where people experience a level of division that i don't think we've seen since you know going back to the
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civil war. robert mercer had built a political media network. to promote his ideas he was only missing one thing i can did it. in twenty fifteen he began by supporting texas senator ted cruz a figurehead of the american far right. but after donald trump's surprise victory in the republican primaries he placed his bet on trump. robert mercer created a pro trump political action committee called make america number one endowed with fifteen million dollars his role in trump's campaign quickly expanded. in july twenty sixth seen a dinner was held in a hotel in new york. it brings together among others rebecca robert mercer's daughter and donald trump the dinner resulted in key campaign changes.
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trump's campaign manager was replaced. the chair of making america number one rebecca mercer whose family also fund the super pac. was able to influence the trump campaign to hire stephen bannon as campaign c.e.o. . steve benen became donald trump's campaign director. kellyanne conway who headed the mercer political action committee for ted cruz became number two. david bossie a mercer family stalwart became number three. robert mercer has assembled team was in place. bannon basi and conway would from this point forward steer the republican candidate strategy. when the merc versus decide to support a candidate they expect the candidate to be responsive to their needs both in terms of how the candidate runs their campaign it also also after if the kid is
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successful and there are and they are elected as an office holder it's reasonable to presume that the mercers expect that the office holder will be responsive to the mercer's needs needs as well and their policy preferences. robert mercer his plan was proving to be successful. but a mistake was made that made steve bannon's role controversial. here is what was discovered by looking at donald trump's official campaign books each of these lines corresponds to an expense during his five month tenure there was no trace of payments for steve benen. but when we look at the payments made by robert mercer as political action committee one name appears several times. glittering steel a video production company. in total the company received three hundred two
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thousand five hundred dollars from the committee in five months the company is run by steve benen. that would mean that his work for trump's official campaign might have been paid via glittering steel which would be illegal campaign financing . the campaign legal center decided to file a complaint. and . steve bannon faced a fine and an investigation by the justice department. we believe or we think it's possible that the super pac make america number one was subsidizing stephen bannon's work for the trump campaign by making payments abandoned through glittering steel at all see this consulting firms last movie
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production company located in california at the same address as ben's own consulting firm. glittering steel and breitbart are not the only companies tied to the trump campaign eighty three eighty three will serve boulevard in los angeles also hosts cambridge analytics a company that came under the spotlight for its influence in politics around the globe. cambridge analytic claim to have revolutionary data modeling techniques that can change political campaigning. it was a subsidiary of an english firm and its role in donald trump's campaign is regarded as manipulation of public opinion. short films of hope. and inspiration. a series of
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misery. people and power investigates the state funded reception centers where the helpless are reduced to commodities ripe for exploitation. and the migrants on. hello i'm barbara starr in london these are the top stories on al-jazeera i source says it was behind a suicide car bombing in northeast syria that killed at least five people the bomb went off in the city of ideas a joint convoy of u.s. troops and allied fighters from the syrian democratic forces passed by no american
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soldiers were killed or injured just a few hours before that attack in el shaddai the israeli warplanes conducted airstrikes in syria's capital damascus israel says it was attacking iranian military targets some of binge of it has more now from gaza and what it is done is that it is called the bluff of iranian commanders and the pressure that we've been seen building inside syria after the repeated victories of the syrian government against opposition groups taking back a lot of areas and iran infringing itself inside syrian territory and building its military presence it kills that iranian presence inside syria is both vulnerable and at risk from not just israeli targets but also pressure from other allies such as russia which does not see eye to eye with everything that iran does inside syria so it's a it's a slice of the very complicated picture inside syria at least forty three members of afghanistan's security forces have been killed in a coordinated attack by the taliban the reuters news agency says the death toll
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could be as high as three times that number the target was a military base and police training center in my down shot which is just outside couple hours after the attack the taliban said its representatives held the talks with the u.s. special envoy for afghanistan sound i had in catherine. the u.k.'s prime minister to resign may says she'll try to break the deadlock over her break said the old by seeking further concessions from the european union at the heart of the talks will be possible changes on a backup plan to avoid a hard bordering arland maze initial plan on how the u.k. would exit the e.u. was defeated by a historic majority in. parliament last week. police in the northern irish londonderry have carried out a controlled explosion of officers say the vehicle had been hijacked by masked men who object before it now those are the headlines and that have for you in
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the election of the forty fifth president of the united states raised ethical and potentially legal questions. the possibility to undermine basic democratic principles has significantly increased. there will be no lies we will honor the american people with it truth and nothing else. the headquarters of a firm little known to the general public called s.c.l. group strategic communication laboratories is located in the heart of london.
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in these offices data scientists compiled and analyzed terabytes of personal information. their objective was to determine what motivates human behavior in order to influence a. they specialize in psyops. which is. a military term psychological operations it's a whole discipline it's an academic subject it can be used in different ways. the vermins very clear about it services on its. clients include nato the british ministry of defense the n.s.a. and the u.s. state department. s c l has helped identify key leaders in afghanistan
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facilitating u.s. intervention. it's also organized communications for vaccination campaign in ghana. but the company's practices remain questionable. it's a way of not cheap people that's the working towards better outcomes for them but it also can be used to manipulate people without being aware and it can and has been used by authoritarian regimes. the company organized protests in nigeria in two thousand and seven to win fluence the elections. s e l also intervene during an election on the island of st vincent in the caribbean. as. it did for example it is not just on their own parliament they have to just really move it
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clear program of a collision a stance police for school of candidate the survey can have once as problem okies of the clinton four hundred two but for a player that has. ensured. c.l. sets up ultra targeted influenced strategies. the advent of the web and the vast amount of data circulating created an entirely new dimension of business. in order to extend their market as c.l. group created a new subsidiary in the us cambridge analytical tech seven i wanted to suggest that a structure just doesn't take into it is that there's only like it was it says you need can bridge and into the cue ball fit on the ball and i'm so just. to create cambridge analytic. partnered with the american billionaire robert mercer a mathematician specialized in data. steve
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bannon served as vice president of the firm. from the outset the objective was clear nothing less than a revolution in the election campaign process despite multiple interview requests cambridge analytical has refused to speak with us. but it's possible to understand the work they did by simply watching their advertisements political campaigns have changed they're no longer about running the most t.v. spots sending out the most direct mail or spending the most money they're about who spends the smartest money in today's political world what campaigns are getting more expensive in elections are won by small but crucial numbers of votes putting the right message in front of the right person at the right moment is more important and this is where cambridge analytical in our revolutionary data modeling techniques can help. it sounds like
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a more logical approach to campaign strategizing however the reality is more complex and above all much murkier than cambridge and in that it was willing to admit that. since coming to the. united states the firm embarked on an unprecedented operation to compile data on the american population without its knowledge here's how it works. imagine that inside this car is mr x. like anyone he leaves thousands of pieces of personal information on the internet his address age income hobbies purchases religion and whether or not he owns a gun. cambridge and america legally bought this data from credit companies banks social security and web giants like facebook google and twitter.
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in total the firm claim to possess about four to five thousand pieces of data for over two hundred thirty million adults living in the united states. this is how they plan to use its traditional political campaigns use geography and demographics like age and gender to break down voters into target groups this can work up to a point but it misses the important personal details that really drive voter behavior we combine geographic and demographic information with up to five thousand data points of national political consumer and lifestyle behavior for every voter in the united states then we add a unique extra layer of data about personality decisionmaking and motivation. this creates an unparalleled rich and detailed view of voters in the issues they care about so you know exactly who to target with exactly what type of message we call this behavioral micro targeting our team of data scientists psychologists and
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campaign experts can show you which individual voters you need to win over in order to secure victory. the idea is to give people psychological tests and then compare the results with the in from. and they already have on them to know what motivates them and thus influence their vote it's a technique that existed before cambridge analytical one of its inventors teaches psychometrics at stanford university california his name is michelle kosinski metrics is basically a science of psychological measurement so basically have not is that instead of using question to ask you about your thoughts feelings experiences and past behavior such as are you a well organized person you can basically look at your digital footprints and see whether you in fact i well organized person in real life. tests to
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determine a person's psychological traits are called ocean tests they measure personality based on five criteria. openness conscientiousness extroversion agreeableness and neuroticism. it's done with seemingly innocuous questionnaires that can be completed online like these. in two thousand and eight michelle kosinski created the most famous of these tasks on facebook called my personality a questionnaire to learn more about yourself. became really popular we had over six million people to take the questionnaire and a large fraction of these people also donated their facebook profile information to us and from this information you can use. algorithms to transform this
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information into a very detailed and a very accurate intimate profiles so as a result michelle kosinski hospital largest psychometric database in the world. a database he can cross-reference with the facebook profiles of the six million people who respond it's. so basic you can turn your facebook likes into an actor it's a prediction of your political views religious views your personality intelligence happiness sexual intake or even whether your parents were divorced or not people often ask me how accurate those algorithms are at predicting our intimate traits and i think that a great example comes from our recent study where we have compared the curacy of algorithms with a curiosity of other people so what we did we took friends and family members of our participants and we asked these friends and family members to feel in the
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personality question as in the name of our participants now we would provide algorithm with a set of facebook likes and have it do the same thing so based on your facebook likes trying to predict your personality the results of this experiment are staggering by studying ten of your likes on facebook the algorithm knows you better than your call the. with one hundred likes it knows you better than your family. and with two hundred thirty likes it knows you better than your spouse. now given how much footprints how many footprints we're living every day while using internet and splaying of our phones. it basically means that computers can clearly know us better in many ways than even our close family member this. prediction of human behavior through the combination of personal data and
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psychological tests is shockingly accurate. david garrow is a media professor at parsons university in new york. he battled for months to retrieve the data that cambridge analytical had on him. he was amazed by what he discovered. this is the excel spreadsheet that they provided it is broken into three tabs core data election returns and models the model on the one hand personal data that the firm has gathered from the web and then my registered now this is all the voter data here and this is what would normally be public in voter records but it it's all accurate it has the day i registered to vote it has figured out my birthday my address the zip code
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down to you know all of my address it's connected to census information and it's connected to all the different kinds of elections so u.s. congressional state senate state house state legislative then you have some consumer information here like the designated mark information and f i p s it is another kind of consumer voter code and when you on the other hand the psychometric interpretation of his personality together that's how you can really zero in and target the model is my profile so you can see the different topics were ranked in order of importance my registered. partisanship my partisanship you clearly see who their client was it didn't measure me as a democrat or republican just a very unlikely republican and you can also see sort of the model itself is in the interest of sort of finding. conservative voters especially conservative voters who might be registered as a democrat but are actually going to vote republican so being able to go down to
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the zip code level and then reus o.c. that to all other election districts allows you to geo target. so precisely and that's how you're going to move the needle in u.s. elections i think if americans knew this was happening and happening internationally they would be outraged. funded by robert mercer and headed by steve benen naturally cambridge on a lot of how would offer its services to candid donald trump. by late june twenty sixth seen the partnership with a done deal. on july the twenty ninth the first payment was sent to the company you can find it's in the campaign account. with four payments between july and october twenty sixth in cambridge an emoticon would receive nearly six million dollars. at the same time the political action committee for donald trump
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funded by robert mercer paid cambridge analytic top five million dollars between november twenty fifth and november twenty sixth in. ultimately the firm would receive eleven million dollars to work with the trump campaign. a digital targeting strategy was made possible and set to run for donald trump. all that was needed was a way to put it to use in the american elections certainly beat some camp which include cambridge analytical saw something in the american electorate that the clinton campaign and the media certainly did not see. it's been reported that thanks to cambridge analytic cuz knowledge of the electorate trumps advisors devise the highly targeted strategy based on the particularities. of the u.s. voting system. in the united states the president is not elected directly by the
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people but by the electoral college appointed in each of the fifty states. not all states have the same number of electors making some states more important to women than others. the trump camp suspected that they would not win the national vote so with strategists decided to concentrate on the state. knowing that they would lose the national popular vote. how do you win well you win by capturing the electoral college how do you do that you try and figure out a way of where you can go to appeal to relatively small numbers of people he was going to places that a lot of people thought why is he doing that he shouldn't be doing that he should be going someplace someplace else we didn't there was a strategy of looking at places that had been thought of as consistently democratic states states like michigan wisconsin and pennsylvania all three of which mr trump
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carried on in november. this was the strategy reportedly recommended by cambridge analytical not to try to convince millions of voters across the entire nation to vote for trump but robert to target only the tens of thousands that the firm knew through its analyses were hesitating. if you are somebody who's. clever. and you're just you're looking i mean what he does algorithmic trading it's all about finding the tiniest edge is that tiny tiny tiny edge that you have of your competitors that you can leverage and make a massive difference and that's why you make the money and i think this idea of using data and the potential manipulation through a platform facebook is that you just enough to give you that edge that then you can
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exploit through things like faith and all these other techniques and tactics. here are the techniques that motion by the data scientists i cambridge i'm. using the information they had on the electorates they defined thirty two types of personalities throughout the country. it's believed that individualized messages were sent targeting those considered to be the most concerned about issues. was discussed by trump during his campaign. the firm identified many such voters in three states wisconsin michigan and pennsylvania three states bay believed could swing in favor of trump. in a press release cambridge analytical openly explained its strategy.
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there remains one question that the firm does not address just how did they reach these targeted voters. they did it using a little known facebook feature dark posts. they do sit in on top is when bashed his book for such a massage. and book readers from detroit i mean it christmas search for certain movies you said populace wanna listen about but it's all of. those i cannot expect out of it if the decline of depth of but only design to yourself is a book i make them as such but also when they get if look on you that make critical mistakes are not so i thought as for this christmas as the above but i had the
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manuscript it. is so dark posts are very personalized messages visible only to the person for whom they are intended how does that work exactly let's go back to mr x. analysis of his online data i can determine whether or not he's in favor of carrying firearms a message can then be created targeting him did you know that hillary clinton wants to take your gun away. he'll receive this message in his facebook news feed at a specific time porting to his happen and digital fingerprints. no one but him will see the targeted ads and it will disappear a few hours later. as no record of them you've got no way of investigating that you have no idea who saw what and this is democracy taking place in darkness it's
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not democracy if you're going to have a political debate have you out in the open you know who is arguing what and here is being told what and the idea of just sort of like sneakily targeting people with who know what's on their phones and on their computer and with anything they could have been saying anything we'll never know because that's gone well it's on facebook said is interesting thanks but they're not giving up. this digital strategy for the trump campaign was focused on the last few weeks. on november the eighth twenty sixteen against all odds trump took wisconsin by twenty three thousand votes michigan by eleven thousand and pennsylvania by forty three thousand. in total seventy seven thousand votes in these three key states kerry trying to victory when he was three million votes behind over the entire country.
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the digital targeting strategy had proved effective we can see that approximately seventy thousand voters made the decision for everyone else because they were the ones in the districts that ended up deciding where they think this highlights as well our electoral college system is a vulnerability that if software and data allows the most important voters to be easily. i found it and. diminishing the vote of everyone else effectively. politics and democracy was the next industry to for we knew that technology interrupted newspapers and journalism and music and it was like actually harry is been talking all this time about how great you know technology is it disrupting things for the next disruptive technology and i was like well this is technology disrupting politics and and it's not just politics
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it's democracy and donald trump is the great disruptor. after trump's election when two former employees at cambridge and a little claimed that the front collected the data of tens of millions of facebook users. collection was done in violation of privacy policies. christopher wiley was the first whistleblower he's the former director of research at cambridge. brittany kaiser the former business development director was the second. on march the twentieth twenty eighteen c.e.o. of cambridge analytic alexander nix was suspended after secret recordings were broadcast off next boasting if using fake news campaigns and honey traps to affect election campaigns globally. on may the second twenty eighteen s e l group
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announced that it was filing for insolvency and closing all of its operations including its subsidiary cambridge analytical. cambridge analytical stated that it has been vilified for activities that are legal and widely accepted as a standard component of online advertising in both the political and commercial arenas however the acceptance of this digital strategy continues to be challenged as the manipulation of public opinion becomes clearer. donald trump's campaign strategy expose democracy to new threats however it also drew more attention to data technologies role in politics around the globe. unless there were a significant change in privacy policies personal online data can continue to be
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used to destroy politics all over the world. hallow the hottest place yesterday to australia was west and straight about forty seven degrees not in purpose no one in perth west or say to the east where that heat is moving once again particularly in new south wales maybe even southern queens and the heat generate some big afternoon showers around a c t two and the temperature has crept the temp the thralls up in belle went up to
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about thirty two this won't necessarily last the wind change will bring it down to twenty six come wednesday but the heat is still there from adelaide across talk new south wales to camera and to sydney and beyond perth by complete contrast is back down to twenty two mark as the clouds start to gather once more. as a new zealand it's always been south island weather eight hundred forty recently has been coming from this direction and it looks like the same story continues so if you're in south on the go down to the tip to get the cloud properly no rain it's so low twenty's rock and wellington probably christ church as well and then the rain starts to gather again once more the driving forces from the west has come to the western side where it's wet east and i think if you're in wellington you've probably just about avoided if you're an old clint or quite looking to in the center of the high pressure could be a misty start today but enjoy it all the same. if
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you were looking at this from the outside you would really wonder what was going on but what is this. is a religion that they have an in-depth exploration of global capitalism and our obsession with economic growth this is still the center of capitalism there is no limits i view myself as a capital artist we are trying to break through the world smaller and smaller we don't want to be realistic in the world we would rather have a fantasy growing on al-jazeera. that. this is. a lone barbara sarah this is the al-jazeera news hour live from london thank you for joining us coming up in the next sixty minutes. israel strikes
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back at iran with syria the main battleground as it warns it will not allow a rainy and aggression. the taliban kills dozens of members of the afghan security forces hours before talks with the u.s. special envoy plus. this really does feel a bit like groundhog day reasons prime minister presents her breck's a plan b. to parliament but it looks a lot like plan a. and in sport three time champions saudi arabia had been knocked out of the asian cup japan beating down wind mill to reach the quarter finals of the tournaments. hello we begin the news hour in syria where a battle for power between regional rivals is threatening to sell the war into even more chaos and i saw a suicide bomber rammed her. car into
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a checkpoint in the kurdish controlled war ceased as a joint convoy of u.s. and syrian democratic forces passed by at least five people were killed no u.s. troops were among the casualties but it is the second attack this week targeting american forces in syria just a few hours earlier the skies over the syrian capital blazed with explosions as israeli warplanes launched air strikes against the reigning military targets russia says its air defense system shot down thirty israeli cruise missiles and guided bombs over the last kiss but at least four syrian soldiers were killed in a horde of reports now from neighboring lebanon israel has repeatedly struck targets inside syria for years but rarely admits doing so now it is confirming the attacks and providing information saying it's targeting the elite couldst force unit of the iranian revolutionary guards israel has lifted the veil and its message is that it has no intention of stopping the strikes. we have
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a permanent palsy to strike if you're a new entrenchment in syria and her whoever tries to hurt. israel operates in syria with russia's approval moscow turns a blind eye when the strikes don't weaken the syrian government and when the israeli military gives the russian military prior notice the russian defense ministry doesn't usually comment on the operations but this time they didn't just provide details about syrian army casualties but that syrian air defenses destroyed israeli missiles russia will send. messages to israel. of course. continue. there are reports that russia wants israel to stop targeting in and around the damascus airport it's a difficult balancing act for moscow it has
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a good relationship with israel but it wants commercial planes to start landing to end syria's isolation but the airport is also important to iran israeli officials have said civilian cargo planes are used to transfer weapons from to her and to iranian backed groups in syria including lebanon's hezbollah they also say iran's privately owned mahaan air is one of the carriers suspected of carrying war material to syria the airline has been under u.s. sanctions and now the german government has decided to prevent it from landing at german airports many of the strikes targeting damascus airport coincided with reports of iranian planes landing on sunday air flight was about to make its approach before turning back according to israeli media the latest wave of attacks is the second in less than ten days and the third since the u.s. announced last month plans to withdraw american troops israel was concerned the u.s. pullout would strengthen iran which has vowed to stay in syria as long as required
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but israel too made a promise and that is to keep up the airstrikes until iran leaves. beirut well as a mention there israel's announcement that it struck targets in its war torn neighbor was highly unusual as the government is normally very secretive about its activities in syria harry forces has more now. it was just eight days since the last time the israeli prime minister was speaking very openly about an israeli strike inside syria that came last sunday two days after that strike a much more limited one it was also the same weekend that the outgoing military chief gary isengard was detailing in a much more comprehensive way exactly what israel had been doing over the last few years targeting urania interests inside syria really putting an end it seemed or at least moving away from the policy of ambiguity which israel has been surrounding its activities for those years up until this point the reason for that change well
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there are two explanations being posited here mainly one of them being domestic politics elections coming up on april the ninth benjamin netanyahu under serious pressure over three separate corruption investigations a potential decision by the attorney general re indictment coming within weeks it's expected and so it suits his political profile certainly to appear strong and in charge of israel's security at this time also the it may well be that the military wants to message iran and indeed syria that it is willing to do more and escalate its activities over syria further and messaging this before it does so certainly there has been analysis that changing this policy does run the risk of iran and syria potentially using that as a reason to be more open in their possible escalatory actions and that is certainly one risk that the israeli government the israeli military appears to deem worth
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taking at the moment. residents of the house like a province in northeastern syria say there's been a surge in attacks on checkpoints in recent months kurdish fighters there are still battling to clear eisel from their last foothold in the region some of binge of it has more now from on the turkey syria border. this is the second attack in five days on u.s. forces and their allies inside. syrian territory just a few weeks after the us president declared that syria is for your vice and it's operation done and he will be pulling out pulling out his troops an assessment that not just his commanders but his own team does not see eye to eye with one of his envoys had to resign because he did not see that mission the mission has been accomplished in syria and with these attacks it's becoming clear that the united states might need to stay longer inside syrian territory this attack and came days after the attack in a town which is a bone of contention between the united states and turkey as it is falling out of
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this so-called safe zone on the turkish syrian border there is a road map to member that is being discussed and the united states would like to see a rule of the no call entities there inside syria whether they are the kurds or the arabs to be part of the government which takes over rather than handing it over completely to turkey of turkey on the other hand has had this open communication again with the united states with the president calling the u.s. president saying that his forces are ready to take charge and also addressing a local audience here in turkey and telling that the durkee will be closely monitoring how are these promises going to pan out that have been promised to turkey it says it has been reported here that the turkish president says that in his forces are ready to take on an operation east of the euphrates river there's going to be all the all the way through out not just the turkish syrian border but the words the edge of the iraqi border as well so are not that remains in this
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complicated question of how and who will be pulling out and who will be left in charge. at least forty three members of afghanistan's security forces have been killed in a coordinated attack by the taliban in the province the reuters news agency says that this toll could be as high as three times that number the target was a military base and police training center in my down shot which is west of kabul when this attack is the latest in a series of assaults by the taliban and just after hours after the attack the taliban said its representatives had held a talks with the u.s. special envoy for afghanistan's on my head in catherine talk more about this now with omar samad who is who was afghanistan's ambassador to france and canada under the last government he is now a senior fellow at the atlantic council and joins us from washington d.c. sir thank you so much for joining us here on al-jazeera i mean the timing is certainly strange or or notable at any rate that the taliban should have this
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attack which you know the numbers are still being disputed are not confirmed but we could be looking at just the round one hundred victims at a time when they are actually literally about to engage in talks with the u.s. what do you make of that strategy. well unfortunately yes this incident occurred today in reports from kabul say that as you mentioned it could be more than one hundred twenty but regardless i think one person described this as the taliban at this point holding in on one hand. a piece of branch and in the other hand they have a grenade or a suicide bomber and using both tactics in order to pursue their agenda i think that what we have seen in the past few weeks is an uptick in fighting in afghanistan this was sort of expected given the positions in the posturing that has taken place by the afghan government on one hand trying to show muscle and trying
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to see if it can push its own agenda when on the other hand the americans are been trying to make a breakthrough and finally breakthrough in the afghan peace process as it's called even though it's not about peace yet it's mostly about what the taliban want is they want to change the venue from one place to the other and they also want to make sure that it's their agenda that is being discussed and not anybody else's and this is what has been happening today in doha where the taliban and the u.s. envoy have been discussing the next step and the agenda that is on the table but do you think that this attack by the taliban will have given it leverage doing these talks or do you think you might have been counterproductive. yes these attacks traditionally when they occur when there is political talk is viewed as trying to sort of strengthen your position your diplomatic or negotiate position and use
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leverage but in this case i think that we see a trend for the past few weeks we've seen a lot of fighting this fighting is unfortunately bound to increase as we enter a new season of fighting i think that the taliban realize that the peace so-called peace talks and the overtures or go after be focused on what the americans and the taliban want to discuss therefore they want to put pressure on kabul and they want to put pressure on the afghan forces the uk and forces on the other hand now are being led by men who also or combative and they want to make sure that they put trade themselves as ready to fight the taliban so it's sort of a stalemate that is hardened at this point omar samad we're going to have to leave it there omar samad a senior fellow at the atlantic council sir thank you for sharing your he's with us thank you. so to come on the news hour the family of
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a sudanese doctor killed while treating injured protesters say that they blame the government after decades of conflict to the people of mindanao in the southern philippines vote on greater autonomy and serena williams is looking back toward dominant best the latest from the australian open in sport. the u.k.'s prime minister has returned to parliament to lay out her plan before how the u.k. should or will leave the e.u. after a week that plan a suffered a crushing defeat there threesome a hopes her new proposals will convince her belly isn't peace for her own party and coalition partners to support her the plan includes more discussions on how to deal with the contentious issue of the hour of the irish border and scrapping registration fees for citizens in the u.k.
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post breaks still several m.p.'s accuse the government of failing to present an acceptable plan many now want to take back control of the brics a process and they're considering a historic amendment that would let m.p.'s propose new legislation and force parliament to the bait the problem into is the plea divided over bricks with different factions calling for a range of options including leaving without a deal holding a second referendum or seeking a customs union with the e.u. paul brennan reports now from westminster. this was a prime minister in apparently conciliator remote i'm listening she said i will keep you informed she told m.p.'s but there is no plan b. for brics it's only more talks about salvaging her plan a will be more flexible open and inclusive in the future in how we engage parliament in our approach to negotiating our future partnership with the european union second we will invent the strongest possible protections on workers' rights and the environment and third
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we will work to identify how we can ensure that our commitment to no hard border in north nonet and island can be delivered in a way that commands the support of this house and the european union the opposition labor party leader was unimpressed the prime minister's invitation to talks have been exposed as a p.r. sham every opposition party politician. or every opposition party politician came out of those meetings with the same response contrary to what the prime minister has just said there was no flexibility there were no negotiations nothing has changed. in brussels there's been a frosty reaction to the idea revisiting negotiations and is it too late for sisters i don't know i don't really know change with the road to commitment they would see more to it to cool because no willingness to open the door of books again and a polish suggestion about a five year time limit on the northern on
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a backstop the insurance policy to avoid a hardboard on the island of ireland has been rejected by dublin i made it very clear that us putting a time limits on insurance mechanism mechanism which is what the backstop is effectively means there's not a backstop at all at westminster several different groups of m.p.'s are now devising ways of using a variety of parliamentary amendments to force the prime minister to change course if we don't find a way forward the u.k. is leaving the e.u. in the twenty ninth of march and us a basis of no deal so let's legislate to stop that let's take that away take that risk away. hold a gun to the head of parliament which isn't to say to reserve is trying to do as march the twenty ninth looms the prime minister's strategy appears to be to go back to brussels and test the e.u. is willingness to risk a no deal bret's it but he is also testing the patience of this parliament and it's not at all clear which side will flinch first paul brennan al-jazeera westminster.
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well the e.u. which has an economy more than six times the size of that of the united kingdom says it wants an orderly prexy but senior officials have expressed frustration at london's deepening crisis they've changed her has more from brussels there was one straw in brussels that the british prime minister to resign may grab that like a drowning women and it came a suggestion from the polish foreign minister they're all meeting here this morning at the e.u. council headquarters on an entirely different issue but of course briggs it is on every menu at the moment the polish foreign minister suggested that perhaps the sticking point the the the the hard border or the soft border the de backstop deal could be guaranteed to stop after five years but that was a major really knocked down by the deputy irish prime minister and he said
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no way they can't open the go she's on that the irish backstop is a guarantee that there will be no hard border between the republic and northern ireland and so no that is not something that reason may can actually start negotiating with she comes here to brussels next week so there doesn't seem to be a new plan b it's plan a again and the e.u. voice already said that if they are going to open negotiations again there's got to be something coherent some new deal on the table before they start opening that pandora's box again so it looks as the moment is there is no luck anywhere no response anywhere to to resume a statement stored in the house of commons and certainly not here in brussels. in the democratic republic of congo supporters of presidential runner up martin for you know have been arrested police blocked crowds from attending a rally at famous party headquarters in kinshasa on sunday dear sees highest court
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rejected for use demand for a recount of the vote and declared felix she said k.d. the country's next president the african union postponed a high level visit in response after saying it had serious doubts about the result an official from a party that backs for you lou says they'll keep demanding a recount and. we're going to continue until we get the truth to the ballot boxes we're not asking any more than that nowhere in the world have election results been published by block saying this will get seven million and the other good six million they need to be published progressively polling station by polling station or by tally center province by province this allows for the establishment of confidence and fair play killing a doctor means killing a nation the message from protesting doctors as they staged a rally in sudan's capital khartoum they are mourning the death of
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a colleague who was shot last week for helping wounded protesters his grieving family has blamed the government which is the nine responsibility for any deaths during the month long protests against the sudanese president mohammed valve reports now from five to the home of dr bao because of the hamid in qatar has seen a constant stream of mourners since he was shot during an anti-government protest on thursday his house has also become a meeting place for supporters and sympathizers. oh i did then what he did with one of my five children he's my only son he never had a problem with anyone but he was always wanting to help those in need. or it was all one as well as to sort of the. three of the homies sisters are also doctors they say he was shot by members of the security forces are to makeshift clinic that he set up in the capital. the family showed us a photo of a man in civilian clothes pointing
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a gun to words the house while their brother was teaching the wounded. those sorts of video of the shooting nearby at around the same time at least two protesters were wounded. was a colleague try to rescue the doctor who was shot. was. a mess he was. the word that the people who were killed in sudan look killed because they did anything wrong look at single car broken not a single house broken the people who are going out. to say no. thank you very much was a forensic expert says the doctor was shot from behind when jenna exam. we found pieces of metal in the wound in the lower part of his lung they'll be studied to determine the caliber and the type of weapon used a. sedan security forces and police deny any role in the killing of protesters
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stormed the. us police never used any live fire to any protest sites or any other occasion we never use live bullets in any situation. the same denials have been retiree today by the head of intelligence and the target of the protesters anger president omar and bashir. we now have arrested people who belong here application alicia and they acknowledge they were given orders to mix with protesters and to kill them in order to stop completely destroy the country the government security does not kill people. well i wouldn't. by god i say it's the regime that killed my son i will never doubt i said something about it but i give in on what i'm indian i'm sure they purposely decided to kill doctors but my sister was arrested with the other. they detained this told them that they were specifically looking for doctors who helped protest that. the type of force being
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used by the government to quell the protests is adding to the controversy and confusion about the killings the government has employed militia to help the army combat armed groups in sudan for decades. what's attracting attention now is militia men are mosque in their faces while attacking civilians in the streets of khartoum and other major cities and i think what they're happy to get down there is a very dangerous and unprecedented situation when the men in civilian clothes and carry guns back unseen amongst their faces to confront protestors this proves the existence of a shadow army which is seniors ruling party leader talked about and yet you see him move anyone with him in there who do. as protesters chant peaceful peaceful they are drowned out by gunfire and tear gas. scenes of collective punishment like this are say the government's opponents at the local us. so is the
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break into homes security forces severely beat anyone suspected of hiding protesters the government says twenty six people have been killed so far in a month of protests to demand a better life. rights groups say the total isn't please stop of that the government's announced the setting up of an official commission of inquiry but the protests that broke out over the rising of the cost of living last month continue to intensify and spread across the country and with every new protests to kill hundreds more turn out demanding an end to the thirty year rule of president bashir . dizzier. zimbabwe's high court has told the government it had no authority to order mobile operators to shut down internet access during widespread protests last week the largest phone company has already restored all internet and social media services
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a crackdown on protests is continuing with the arrest of the head of zimbabwe's largest trade union geoff it more you who was arrested at robert mugabe international airport and now faces subversion charges the union was behind the general strike last week in protest that a massive fuel price hike at least twelve people were killed and more than six hundred arrested in the subsequent crackdown whatsapp has announced that all users globally will only be a law be allowed to for the message five times instead of twenty its owner facebook says it's trying to stop the spread of rumors and false information what's up as a ready implemented the restrictions in india after rumors spread on the app led to killings and the tax by most. voters in the philippine island of mindanao have been taking part in a referendum on proposals to give greater autonomy to the territory it follows that heads of war by muslim rebels against government rules for many jamila and in duggan reports now from quote about the city where tensions have been high. from
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bullets to ballots after decades of armed conflict millions of filipinos voted whether to accept or reject an autonomy us government designed to provide greater powers for muslims in the southern philippines the more islamic liberation front the largest armed group in southeast asia negotiated for almost twenty years with several administrations in mandela and what's called the b o l the bangsamoro organic law may finally be ratified by president clinton to go to terra to. cast their votes you know we very. often. will be right to fight and among some of. the stuff. the m i
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l f is committing itself to the democratic process after decades of war against the philippine government's armed forces new autonomy would pave the way for an estimated thirty thousand m.i.l.f. fighters to give up their weapons the island of mindanao has been held back by tec eight of armed conflicts since the muslim rebellion began in the one nine hundred sixty s. more than one hundred thousand filipinos have been killed and millions more displaced as the referendum began army commanders reassured voters they were in control but some voters became impatient. in one of the precincts. a growing crowd signaled the need for the military to intervene in the us soldiers asked voters who cast their ballots to leave but some refused others said they've been waiting for hours and weren't given the chance to vote right outside the precincts where
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hundreds of voters they say are upset because they were not allowed to vote polls just closed at exactly three o'clock local time here in this that they had been waiting they are chanting yes. i want our guy. mom i'm only believe in more money so called yes well. some m.i.l.f. supporters say they are ready to return to war if the referendum result doesn't turn out to be favorable to the rebel group the result is expected to be announced in the weeks time until then government leaders are appealing for calm. in the region with a reputation for violence and electoral fraud peace is precarious here jim duggan al jazeera cut about the city's southern philippines. what's more still to
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come in this hour. on the same. twenty seven when when is well and soldiers arrested for mutiny over a video call for an uprising against president led little and the presidential contender joins an increasingly crowded field in the race to be the democratic challenger to donald trump in twenty twentieth's. and then sports browns fans are heading back to the n.f.l.'s biggest game for the first time since two thousand and two. for a change the snow is not the real story of europe we've had significant rain or into the western part of the mediterranean for the body alex more recently said sudden here in sicily and italy is that arc of this is snow still snow running through
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ukraine but that's gone by tuesday and this is the picture of what's the next frontal system coming down through the u.k. into the low countries france and the norms by there's some snow in that because the air behind it is quiet calm and the air in front isn't particularly warm either so a bit of proper winter swinging in from a different direction i suppose and that maybe start the presses off again we'll see rain and start slow particularly for in the alps rain over the water over italy over the arcs again down the adriatic coast you're nurses with those spreading out through austria and cream once more if you're in northern germany it just remains cold so our actions in the mediterranean which means the coasts of algeria in tunis here will catch some of that right and increasingly a strong wind which of course will bring the city up so temp to maybe irrelevant where we won't be feeding very nice or wednesday and it won't be good if you intend to get out of the waters at all in fact that rains france region is here and you can see it dips down into northern parts of libya ahead of it it's quite warm in
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latin america as europe has come to fill a void that needed to be filled. with a back his a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera israeli warplanes have pounded iranian military targets and serious compass will damascus with the prime minister warning that he won't allow iranian aggression at least forty three afghan troops have been killed in a taliban attack on a military base in one of the province near kabul some estimates put the best toll much higher and the u.k.'s prime minister to resign may says she'll try to break the deadlock over her breck's a deal by seeking further concessions from the european. the
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mexican police say three gunmen have shot the seven people at a house in kent kuhn an apparent dispute between drug dealers the body of a radio journalist has also been found dumped along a roadside in the western town of widget all this as official figures show the war a record thirty three thousand three hundred forty one murders in mexico last year that's up significantly from the twenty eight thousand eight hundred sixty six people who were killed in two thousand and seventeen the new record shows the huge challenge facing president under a split away lopez over a daughter who took office just in the sender with a promise specifically to curb violence a drug drug crime there have been more than two hundred thousand homicides in mexico since the government the ploy the army to fight drug trafficking in two thousand and six. well for more on this sun joined by mariano my chain the
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international athletes you coordinator for the n.g.o.s set up as which works with victims of violence thank you so much for joining us here on al-jazeera devitt the numbers are astonishing i mean they were astonishing anyway in astonishing there's been a five thousand plus increase in the number of dead from two thousand and seventeen to two thousand and eighteen where is the government going wrong. we think the new government led by president lopez obrador is not understanding well the challenge that he's facing he published recently peace and security program in november with some interesting points but so far the key interest of the new government has been the establishment of a militarized national guard a new security agency in the country composed mostly of soldiers and navy marines
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and we think this has been the strategy that has failed in mexico for the last twelve years the seriously broad band of soldiers across the country in order to tackle crime has not led to the reduction in our solution of the problem it has deteriorated the situation. i mean you mentioned that strategy of creating a national guard where the civilian police units will come under military control but in fairness to overdo it he's only been in power for a few months and obviously the figures that we're seeing here dating back to two thousand and seventeen two thousand nine hundred for the comparison but even before our staggering two hundred thousand people killed in the past twelve years or so well so what do you think of the other factors that make this such a difficult issue to deal with mexico. certainly president lopez obrador is not responsible for these figures he's responsible for not seeming to be understanding the challenge and to be exploring
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some of the interesting idea to that his plan also includes fighting corruption promoting human rights and we think those. factors are probably closer to the real solutions that mexico needs than to the establishment of a militarized national guard in mexico there are more than there were last year more than thirty three thousand homicides but there are also more than forty thousand disappeared people the vast majority of these cases have happened over the last twelve years as well. and so i mean you mentioned that some of those ideas work what other things do you think need doing at all levels of society to try to combat this. well the key issue for us is to combat impunity in mexico ninety nine percent of all crimes go unpunished and that includes all homicides if the new government does not prioritize fighting
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impunity that is carrying out effective and thorough investigations into all serious crimes including homicides and disappearances then the root causes of the problems will not go away mariana much ayn international advocacy coordinator of the ngo set up as the works with victims of violence thank you so much for your time. the venezuela's supreme court says its throwing out recent measures by the opposition led the national assembly which declared the presidency of nicolas maduro illegitimate the pro-government justices also ruled that the leadership of the congress itself is invalid opposition politician one who was sworn in as the assemblies president earlier this month has been overseeing legislation accusing the daughter of usurping power but it was sworn in for a second six year term on january tenth meanwhile government officials say twenty seven soldiers from the national guard have been arrested after
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a video appeared on social media showing a sergeant demanding president who was remove all. the story so you know. these are members of the believe aryan national guard in venezuela they say they do not recognize the government of the real leader. we need the support of the people of venezuela take to the streets here we are this is what you wanted oath to defend the constitution here we are here the troop it is today ok because it happened at a military base in got the sack i guess the ministry of defense said forty people had been detained. people from the area took to the streets to protest the set of roadblocks and barricades the national guard responded with tear gas and rubber bullets that the men are there over there i have relatives in the house over there have an aunt who's with her children they're practically kidnapped and should we wait for them to die of hunger the people have to go out to defend their rights. i
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the incident took place stenches in venezuela increased once again after he was sworn in for a second time in office. the opposition and countries in the region including the united states say they won't recognize his presidency because the elections in may last year were filled with irregularities. and that's why they have been calling on the military to rise up against the government. there offering to all of the military personnel police model. says the opposition and the united states are trying to overthrow a legitimate government. this is not the first time a group of members of the security services rise up against. last year a helicopter pilot. was killed after throwing grenades at government buildings. is believed to have the loyalty of his top military command that plays
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a crucial role in his administration and that's why the opposition is hoping it is the regular troops that will push change. there is how will and decedent. ecuador says it will ask venezuelan migrants to present their criminal records when they enter the country it follows the murder of a pregnant ecuadorian woman by a venezuelan man which triggered protests and violence the killing in the northern city of the batterer was the first reported murder committed by evidence will an immigrant in ecuador since hundreds of thousands arrived after fleeing and in cologne the crisis ecuador estimates that one point three million venezuelans entered last year. california democratic senator camilla harris has launched her campaign to become president of the united states in the twenty twenty alexion harris a former california state lawyer has become popular among liberal activists after her tough questioning of donald trump's supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh she's
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the eight step across to enter the race for the white house alongside massachusetts senator elizabeth warren and former obama housing secretary julian castro let's go live now to cher for ten c. in washington d.c. tell us a little bit more about carla harris and also what are her chances realistically. well i don't think it's a coincidence that she announced her candidacy on martin luther king jr day a federal holiday here in the us she's another sign of that increasing diversity in the democratic party she's of tamil and jamaican descent she is she was a federal prosecutor in san francisco she was a district attorney there she was also the attorney general of california but she is a first term senator but now barack obama that isn't seen as an impediment to running for the highest office in the land despite relative inexperience in washington she's presenting themselves as a bridge between left and right and being able to bring the diverse factions within
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the democratic party together and she has recently taken on a number of progressive positions like universal health care which is what the bunny psalm to swing is in favor off but. interesting late in the old days that roots to the presidency of the presidential nomination of the democratic party was dominated by the viewpoints of centrist and center right people in the party like the clinton wing for example that has changed the sound of success in twenty sixteen so even though. if she was if you had ambitions before to become president they may have they may have played out when she was attorney general california for example by being really tough having a really hard line on law and order on criminal justice reform she opposed a lot of liberal criminal justice reform for example shop held the death penalty she protected the police when they were under us under scrutiny so ironically even though she would have she might have done all that so she would be accused of being some wishy washy lefty that's actually coming back to haunt and amongst the
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progressive wing of the democratic party was saying wait a second you're pretending to be a left wing person now because we're we're in the ascendant but what about your record in california you're incredibly right wing among normal dishy so it's a really interesting question which does actually sum up a lot of the problems that some candidates are having right now this early stage and among the other candidates have declared because it's quite a few. have implied that they that they hope to run any merging stop anyone you'd put your money on even though i know it's pretty early early days. yeah gleeful is i think even if you question you has it aged because you know also many of the people the candidates who are who are announcing now i thought to be the ones who might have the most work to do to establish themselves once the real front runners who are the ones who've already been anointed as front runners do emerge and there's a great expectation that bernie sanders for example run again the joe biden would run again and those are the two wings of the party or maybe that we're looking at here that left wing progressive wing that is thought to be in the ascendant who
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seems to be leading a lot of the organization against donald trump whose ideas about universal health care free college education that the time appears to have come as far as they're concerned and the old wing of the democratic party close to wall street opposed to any radical change basically mainly running simply against not not being donald trump more of the hillary clinton the same which the left has lost last time so there is candidates who are announcing now are the ones who are trying to say before these established figures come in come into play so this is where we stand and now they've got to thread that needle though between appearing progressive enough for that left wing as embodied by bernie sanders but also perhaps trying to downplay but not scare off the center right wing who they were probably intending to impress in the first place before bernie sanders even emerged on the scene so they have a difficult job too which is perhaps why the clearing so early shippers hansie with the latest on that from washington thank you saying in the u.s. it's they certainly one of the government shutdown and hundreds of thousands of
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federal employees are temporarily out of a job and that of cash many are having to find work to plug the gap until the standoff between president trump and democrat leaders is resolved on the reports that from a job fair in rockville maryland. jamie rinehart seemingly has it all in life a wife three young daughters a home and a car and at ph d. in oceanography what's missing is his job after he was sent home without pay from his post as a federal government marine research scientists jamie is a victim of the government shutdown so he's now at this education job fair applying to be a substitute teacher i've interviewed with i think she must have been either an administrator or a teacher or they've asked me some questions regarding you know my experiences related to working with kids and and how i would respond in certain teaching situations and then obviously there's benefits to those of us who
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are furloughed and are looking we are you know looking to earn a little bit of money we're offering a building service position is clerical position and so forth transportation last striker's these are the faces of the victims of the government shutdown and accountant applying to be a high school math teacher a lawyer applying to be a school bus driver people that unexpectedly find themselves out of a job for no fault of their own like darrell burton an investigator at the postal service now applying to be a school security officer a man stand with the cure in their position among them accounting schools because my background over the last ten years nearly it's been an investigations this is the second day they've held this job fair on the first day there are more than two hundred people that were here looking for work today when the doors opened at ten am there were already a hundred people waiting in line to get in with no indeed in sight the government
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shutdown the number of people looking for work is high several school districts are holding similar job fairs for federal employees schools normally providing education for. may now also supply jobs for their parents our goal is really to say . if there is a temporary gap that people had we have opportunities as for jamie rinehart his interview is over he waits for a call back in the meantime he's become a driver for a ride share app to make some extra money to support his family. but he's hoping that the shutdown all in so he soon can drive back to work gabriel zonda oh. rockville maryland. economic growth in china has slumped to a twenty year low as the trade war with the united states takes its toll the world's second largest economy expanded by only six point six percent last year
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while g.d.p. in the fourth quarter grew at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis and that's the spike government magic measures to try to stimulate the economy investors are concerned the beijing's problems could drag down growth worldwide. ten sailors have died in the other fourteen have been rescued after two ships caught fire in the kurdish strait crimea russia's transport ministry says survivors jumped into the sea to escape the fire it's still the blaze may have broken out during a ship a ship to ship fuel transfer both ships were under the tanzania and flagged as crew members from turkey and india. public trust in russian president vladimir putin has fallen to its lowest level in thirteen years a poll by the public opinion research center found trust in him a drop to thirty thirty three point four percent pushing one a landslide election victory and the new six year mandate in march his overall approval rating has fallen from nearly ninety three just over sixty percent due to
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anger over fulling incomes and plans to raise the retirement age was still ahead in this news hour find out why this tennis player lost his cool at the australian open bats in sport and the moon earth and sun lined up to create a highly unusual eclipse known as a super blog wolf. business updates by qatar and we're going places together.
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barbara thank you so much three time champion saudi arabia have been knocked out of the asian cup japan beat them one nil to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament for the eighth consecutive time a first half goal by tacky hero tom ieyasu was enough to send the samurai blues through where they'll say see vietnam in the last eight shapin other tournaments most successful side and are looking to be asian champions for a fifth time. i mean i'm happy that we were able to win against one of the best teams in asia and our players were able to play strong with tenacity because of that we were able to keep a clean sheet and win the match. defend we played most of the time to gain their half and we controlled the ball and had position but we liked the final touch and determination to transfer the position into goals but i would like to repeat that i'm still something to fight with their performance their main goal for a head coach like me is to come up with ideas for the blues and they have to be
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implemented on the pitch and they think they did it well with the defending champions australia are through but only just they struggled to create chances in their match against is back us on the game and no well after extra time the socceroos eventually scrapings through four two one penalties. you know we're in the quarter final so you know the men were in their opposition and you know it's a bit it's going to take a big score to get the job done you know with the suspensions in. playing a part so it's really important we recover no i've seen joy the occasion to not because you know penalties are such a tough occasion but then obviously tomorrow we focus on the next game. australia face host nation the u.a.e. next the amorality is bounced back from a late equaliser converting a penalty in extra time to twenty three two they only just hung on kurdistan glowing a great chance to send it and at the end. event as have re-established their nine point lead at the top douglas costa getting the first goal of the season as the
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champions crushed bottom side he will train l. even will expect a much tougher game next time out they faced six place but. sort of williams has made him phatic statement of intent of the australian open the american be well there once more how it been three sets to move into the quarter finals in melbourne so hell malik reports. serena williams has taken a major step in reestablishing herself as the player to beat in women's tennis. to move on to the quarterfinals in melbourne the american had to be world number one simona halep and it looked early on that things would be easier than expected williams dominating the first six one. how it didn't capitulate though she responded showing the kind of form the got into last year's final she took the second six four and the comeback was on stage but after saving three breakpoints williams would go on to brake caliper and take a pool really would. she served out the ceiling at six
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four to claim the match was williams is now a step closer to winning an eighth australian open title and the twenty fourth the grand slam overall she faces carolyn discover in the next room she's always someone that comes out. and plays well i got to return a little bit better to the extent that we play a potential semifinal opponent for three and it is the woman that dominated her in last year's u.s. open final naomi osaka was the japanese is through to the last eight she got there by beating the stars or service over in three sets the twenty one year old will now face the leaders with alina next. it was a day of frustration for alexander's there of in the men's draw the fourth seed it's never been to the court finds in melbourne and you have to wait till next year to change that the top finals champion was beaten by militant round it and. the
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canadian swept him aside in three sets and will now face france's lukas pool next fall's rev however the wait for a first grand slam title continues. charlotte mind. this machine like. you never want to know much as. she wants more launches current issue corey is also into the last day he came back from two sets down to be a problem. in the near five hour marathon. the japanese plane has been to the quarter finals three times before melbourne but has never got any further he faces a mammoth task to progress though as he'll be facing world number one novak djokovic. the serbian be done he'll medvedev in forces to progress. djokovic just chasing history if you wins the tournament it will be his seventh triumph in melbourne making him the australian open is most successful player of all time so he'll mallett al-jazeera. tom brady's new england patriots are back in
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the super bowl for a third straight year the patriots will take on the l.a. rams on february the third both the a.f.c. and n.f.c. championship games were decided in overtime rex burkhead ran in the winning touchdown for the pats against the kansas city chiefs in a thirty seven to thirty one victory brady now has the chance to win a record sixth super bowl title in the n.f.c. decider the rams spent the entire game playing catch up against new orleans saints gregg's airlines fifty seven yard field goal benchley gave the rams a twenty six to twenty three overtime win at thirty two shaun mcveigh is the youngest head coach to lead a team to the super bowl. i've never coached in an atmosphere like that ever and it was so well you know we had some communication issues from the start we've dealt with big time adversity and kind of personifies would say this this is been really throughout the course of the year fell behind guys just kept competing kept
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swinging didn't wasn't always perfect but guys made enough plays and i think really the over time periods personifies what this team is really all about. fans in l.a. have every right to be excited as an l.a. franchise it's been close to four decades since the rams made it to the super bowl the rams did win the title in two thousand but that was then the team was based in st louis. or t.g.c. peabody let's get. to know you. think is the best going to be. the ramp that. they've been working to get back it is working now. and that's all your support for now it's now back to barbara in london thank you now stargazers have been treated to a royal lunar eclipse known as a super blood wolf moon the phenomenon was visible all over europe asia and the americans and it only lasted for
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a few hours if you missed it don't worry it will happen again in twenty thirty seven. or of course you can see images on our website if you don't want to wait that long al-jazeera dot com that's it for this news hour please do stay with us i'm going to be back with more news in just a few minutes thanks for watching. russian filmmaker under a necker self continues his journey across his homeland to discover what life was like under putin during his travels he meets christians and muslims patriots and
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separatists i told flew the locals in the southeast with all our side when i arrived i don't do something completely different some long to leave russia but for others the russian possible means hope and the challenge of happens in search of putin's russia on al-jazeera. driven by outrage and spanning generations the real hinge of demonstrators gathered on the very day a widely criticized repatriation agreement between the governments of bangladesh and me and more was to begin the anger was all too apparent and the fear was palpable if you don't like we're so afraid that if they send one of us back to myanmar today tomorrow they'll send back ten and the day after tomorrow they'll send back twenty idea if we were given citizenship in myanmar then there would be no need to take us back there we would go back on our own we must remember the rancho among the most persecuted minorities in the world. rewind
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returns to care bring your people back to life i'm sorry with brand new updates on the best of al-jazeera is documentaries in libya i was the both of us and the like and the others through the rewind continues with children of conflict gaza we'd love some peace in the school or especially younger sick children jenna to have any right here rewind on al-jazeera. israel strikes back at iran with syria the main battleground as it warns it will not allow it rainy and aggression.
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alone barbarous area watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up on the program the taliban kills dozens of members of the afghan security forces hours before talks with the u.s. special envoy the family of a sudanese doctor killed while treating injured protesters say they are sure he was killed by the government plus he's really does feel a bit like groundhog day. for reasons prime minister presents her breakfast at plan b. to parliament but it looks on awful lot like planning. thank you for joining us we begin in syria where a battle for power between regional rivals is threatening to throw the war into even more chaos and i saw a suicide bomber rammed this car into a checkpoint in the kurdish controlled northeast as a joint convoy of u.s. and that syrian democratic forces passed by at least five people were killed no
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u.s. troops were among the casualties but this is the second attack just this week targeting american forces in syria just a few hours earlier the skies over the syrian capital blazed with explosions as israeli warplanes launched airstrikes against the rain and military targets russia says it's a are defense system shot down thirty years really cruise missiles and guided bombs over the mascot's but at least four syrian soldiers were killed in a hold of reports now from neighboring lebanon. israel has repeatedly struck targets inside syria for years but rarely admits doing so now it is confirming the attacks and providing information saying it's targeting the elite couldst force unit of the iranian revolutionary guards israel has lifted the veil and its message is that it has no intention of stopping the strikes because one of the new we have a permanent palsy to strike of uranium entrenchment in syria and her whoever tries to hurt us israel operates in syria with russia's approval moscow turns
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a blind eye when the strikes don't weaken the syrian government and when the israeli military gives the russian military prior notice the russian defense ministry doesn't usually comment on the operations but this time they didn't just provide details about syrian army casualties but that syrian air defenses destroyed israeli missiles russia will send. some messages to israel. course it will. continue providing. more missile systems or more. rockets. there are reports that russia wants israel to stop targeting in and around the damascus airport it's a difficult balancing act for moscow it has a good relationship with israel but it wants commercial planes to start landing to end syria's isolation but the airport is also important to iran israeli officials
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have said civilian cargo planes are used to transfer weapons from to her and to iranian backed groups in syria including lebanon's hezbollah they also say iran's privately owned mahaan air is one of the carriers suspected of carrying war material to syria the airline has been under u.s. sanctions and now the german government has decided to prevent it from landing at german airports many of the strikes targeting damascus airport coincided with reports of iranian planes landing on sunday air flight was about to make its approach before turning back according to israeli media the latest wave of attacks is the second in less than ten days and the third since the u.s. announced last month plans to withdraw american troops israel was concerned the u.s. pullout would strengthen iran which has vowed to stay in syria as long as required but israel too made a promise and that is to keep up the airstrikes until iran leaves. beirut.
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residents of has a province in northeastern syria say there's been a surge in attacks on checkpoints in recent months critics fighters there are still battling to clear eisel from their last foothold in the region some of them giant has more now on tap on the turkey syria border this is a second attack in five days on u.s. forces and their allies inside syrian territory just a few weeks after the u.s. president declared that syria is for your vice and that's operation done and he will be pulling out pulling out his troops an assessment that not just his commanders but is own team does not see eye to eye with one of his own boys had to resign because he did not see that mission the mission has been accomplished in syria and with these attacks it's becoming clear that the united states might need to stay longer inside syrian territory this attack and came days after the attack in a town which is a bone of contention between the united states and turkey as it is falling out of
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this so-called safe zone on the turkish syrian border there is a road map to member that is being discussed and the united states would like to see a rule of the no call entities there inside syria whether they are the kurds or the arabs to be part of the government which takes over rather than handing it over completely to turkey of turkey on the other hand has had this open communication again with the united states today president calling the u.s. president saying that his forces are ready to take charge and also addressing a local audience here in turkey and telling that the durkee will be closely monitoring how are these promises going to pan out that have been promised to turkey it says it has been reported here that the turkish president says that it is his forces are ready to take on an operation east of the euphrates river there's going to be all the all the way throughout not just the turkish border but the words the edge of the iraqi border as well so are not that remains in this complicated question of how and who will be pulling out and who will be left in
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charge. at least forty three members of afghanistan's security forces have been killed in a coordinated attack by the taliban in one that province the reuters news agency says the best toll could be as high as three times that number the target was a military base and police training center in my then shot which is west of kabul hours after the attack the taliban said its representatives had held the talks with the u.s. special envoy for afghanistan in qatar while omar samad is a senior research fellow at the atlantic council and the former afghan ambassador to france france and canada he spoke to me a little bit earlier about the significance of the attack happening as the representatives for the taliban are in calcutta for suppose at peace talks. i think one person described this as the taliban at this point holding in on one hand. a
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piece of branch and in the other hand they have a grenade or a suicide bomber and using both tactics in order to pursue their agenda what we have seen in the past few weeks is an uptick in the fighting in afghanistan this was sort of expected given the positions in the posturing that has taken place by the afghan government on one hand trying to show muscle in trying to see if it can push its own agenda and one on the other hand the americans of been trying to make a breakthrough in finally breakthrough in the afghan peace process as it's called even though it's not about peace yet it's mostly about what the taliban want is they want to change the venue from one place to the other and they also want to make sure that it's their agenda that is being discussed and not anybody else's and this is what has been happening today in doha where the taliban and the u.s.
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envoy have been discussing the next step and the agenda that is on the table. but with time running out for a deal to be struck on the terms of britain's withdrawal from the e.u. the u.k.'s prime minister says she's going back to brussels to seek additional concessions the agreement reason may came to with the e.u. in november was overwhelmingly rejected by the u.k. parliament last week earlier the prime minister unveiled her plan before breaks it but guess what it looks remarkably similar to plan a paul brennan reports from westminster. this was a prime minister in apparently conciliator remote i'm listening she said i will keep you informed she told m.p.'s but there is no plan b. for bracks it's only more talks about salvaging helped plan a we'll be more flexible open and inclusive in the future in how we engage parliament in our approach to negotiating our future partnership with the european union second we will invent the strongest possible protections on workers' rights
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and the environment and third we were tried and if i how we can ensure that our commitment to no hard border in northern on and on and can be delivered in a way that commands the support of this house and the european union the opposition labor party leader was unimpressed the prime minister's invitation to talks have been exposed as a p.r. sham every opposition party politician. or the every opposition party politician came out of those meetings with the same response contrary to what the prime minister has just said there was no flexibility there were no negotiations nothing has changed. in brussels there's been a frosty reaction to the idea revisiting negotiations is it too late for system i don't know i don't really know change or withdrawal to cream and i would see motor it to cool because no really miss it to open the front door books again and
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a polish suggestion about a five year time limit on the northern on a backstop the insurance policy to avoid a hard. on the island of ireland has been rejected by dublin i made it very clear that putting a time limit on an insurance mechanism mechanism which is what the backstop is effectively means it's not a backstop at all at westminster several different groups of m.p.'s are now devising ways of using a variety of parliamentary amendments to force the prime minister to change course if we don't find a way forward the u.k. is leaving the twenty ninth of march and on some basis of no deal so let's legislate to stop that let's take that away take that risk. to the head of parliament which isn't to say to these of these trying to do as march the twenty ninth looms the prime minister's strategy appears to be to go back to brussels and test the e.u. is willingness to risk a no deal bret's it but she is also testing the patience of this paula months and it's not to talk clear which side will flinch first. al-jazeera westminster it
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watching our jazeera still to come. on the. twenty seven venezuelan soldiers arrested for over a video call for an uprising. and the presidential contender harris joins an increasingly crowded field in the race to be democratic challenger to donald trump in time. hello the hottest place yesterday don't stray was west insert about forty seven degrees not in person no one in perth west or same to the east where that heat is moving once again particularly in new south wales maybe even southern queens and the heat generate some big afternoon showers around
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a c t two and the temperature has crept the temp these roles are up in belle went up to about thirty two this were necessarily last but the wind change will bring it down to twenty six come wednesday but the heat is still there from adelaide across talk new south wales to camera and to sydney and beyond perth by complete contrast is back down to twenty two mark as the clouds start to gather once more as a new zealand it's always been south island weather eight hundred forty recently has been coming from this direction and it looks like the same story continues so if you're in south on the go down to the tip to get the cloud properly no rain at all low twenty's rock and wellington probably christ church as well and then the rain starts to gather again once more the driving forces from the west has come to the western side where it's wettest i think if you're in wellington you've probably just about avoided if you're an old clint or quite looking to in the center of the high pressure could be a misty start today but enjoy it all the same. short
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back here's a reminder of the top stories on our jazeera israeli warplanes have pounded iranian military targets in syria's capital damascus but the prime minister warning that he will not allow him rein in aggression at least forty three afghan troops have been killed in a taliban attack on a military base in the water back in your car and the u.k.'s prime minister to raise them a says she'll try to break the deadlock over her breck's a deal seeking further concessions from the european. killing a doctor means killing a nation the message from protesting doctors as they staged a rally in sudan's capital khartoum they are mourning the death of a colleague who was shot last week while helping wounded protesters his grieving family have blamed the government which is the nine responsibility for any deaths during the month protests against the sudanese president mohamed valve reports now from the heart to the home of dr bao because of the how he didn't cut too soon a constant stream of mourners since he was shot during an anti-government protest
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on thursday his house has also become a meeting place for supporters of sympathizers who are with him where he would be one of my five children he's my only son he never had a problem with anyone but he was always wanting to help those in need. or it is all . three of our sisters are also doctors they say he was shot by members of the security forces are to makeshift clinic that he set up in the capital. the family showed us a photo of a man in civilian clothes pointing a gun to words the house while their brother was teaching the wounded. those sorts of video of the shooting nearby at around the same time at least two protesters were wounded. was a colleague try to rescue the doctor who was shot. was.
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a message. of the word that the people who were killed in sudan looked killed because they did anything wrong look a single car broken not a single house broken the people who are going out. to say no. thank you very much was a forensic expert says the doctor was shot from behind with just exam. we found pieces of metal in the wound in the lower part of his lung they'll be studied to determine the caliber and the type of weapon used a. sedan a security forces and police deny any role in the killing of protesters stormed the . us police never used any live fire to any protest sites or any other occasion we never use live bullets in any situation. the same denials have beer eat aerated by the head of intelligence and the target of the protesters anger president omar and
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bashir. we now have arrested people who belong in alicia and they acknowledge they were given orders to mix with protesters and to kill them in order to stop completely destroy the country the government security does not kill people. well i wouldn't. by god i say it's the regime that killed my son i will never doubt my certainty about it but i've given on with our media and i'm sure they purposely decided to kill doctors but my sister was arrested with the other. they detained this told them that they were specifically looking for doctors who helped protest that. the type of force being used by the government to quell the protests is adding to the controversy and confusion about the killings the government has employed militia to help the army combat armed groups in sudan for decades. what's attracting attention now is militia men are mosque in their faces
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while attacking an arm of civilians in the streets of khartoum and other major cities and i think what they what they think it then there is a very dangerous and unprecedented situation now when the men in civilian clothes and carry guns back and seen a mass their faces to confront protesters this proves the existence of a shadow army which is seniors ruling party leader talked about and yet you see him move anyone with him in there who do. as protesters chant peaceful peaceful they are drowned out by gunfire and tear gas scenes of collective punishment like this are say the government's opponents at the local us. so is the break into homes our security forces severely beat anyone suspected of hiding protesters the government says twenty six people have been killed so far in a month of protests to demand the better life. rights groups say the total is at least double that the government's announced the setting up of an official
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commission of inquiry but protests that broke out over the rising of the cost of living last month continue it intensify and spread across the country and with every new protest to kill hundreds more turn out demanding an end to the thirty year rule of president bashir. dizzier. basically police say three gunmen have shot dead seven people at a house in kent kuhn the parents dispute between drug dealers the body of a radio journalist has also been found dumped along the roadside in the western town of legit all this as official figures show that the war there was a record thirty three thousand three hundred forty one murders in mexico last year that's up significantly from the twenty eight thousand eight hundred sixty six people who were killed in two thousand and seventeen the new record shows the huge challenge facing president and the rest went away looking is over their daughter who took office in the summer with
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a promise to curb violence to drug crime mario machine is the international advocacy coordinator for the ngo set up paths which works with victims of violence he says the mexican president's strategy of creating a national guard doesn't go far enough to address the problem in mexico there are he said more than there were last year more than thirty three thousand homicides but there are also more than forty thousand disappeared people the vast majority of these cases have happened over the last twelve years as well the key issue for us is to come but impunity in mexico ninety nine percent of all crimes go unpunished and that includes of homicides if the new government does not prioritize fighting impunity that is carrying out effective and thorough investigations into all serious crimes including homicides and disappearances then their root causes of the problems will not go away. venezuela's supreme court says it's throwing out recent
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measures by the opposition led national assembly which they clear the presidency of nicolas maduro illegitimate the pro-government justices also ruled that the leadership of the congress itself is invalid opposition politician. who was sworn in as president earlier this month has been overseeing legislation accusing the usurping power of it all sworn in for a second six year term on january first meanwhile government officials say twenty seven soldiers from the national guard have been arrested after a video appeared on social media showing a sergeant demanding president with the israel that i support reports. these are members of the believer in national guard in venezuela they say they do not recognize the government of the real leader. we need the support of the people of venezuela take to the streets here we are this is what you wanted oath to defend the constitution here we are here the troop it is today becoming what it is it
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happened at a military base in got the sack i guess the ministry of defense said forty people had been detained. people from the area took to the streets to protest the set of roadblocks some barricades the national guard responded with tear gas and rubber bullets that the men are there over there i have relatives in the house over there i have an aunt who's with her children they're practically kidnapped and should we wait for them to die of hunger the people have to go out to defend their rights. i the incident took place stenches in venezuela increased once again after he was sworn in for a second time in office. the opposition and countries in the region including the united states say they won't recognize his presidency because the elections in may last year were filled with irregularities and that's why. they have been calling on the military to rise up against the government. there offering immunity to all of
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the military personnel polish modeled off. or says the opposition and the united states are trying to overthrow a legitimate government. this is not the first time a group of members of the security services rise up against by the last year a helicopter pilot. was killed after throwing grenades at government buildings. is believed to have the loyalty of his top military command that plays a crucial role in his administration and that's why the opposition is hoping it is the regular troops that will push change. there is how will. a hindu refugees in bangladesh are pleading to be sent back home to me and live there among hundreds of thousands who fled after being attacked by myanmar's military well straying are muslim but the community also has a persecuted hindu minority but the reports from cox is bizarre. you
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can see it in their smiles and even in the way they walk the real hunger who endured atrocities in medium are now feel safe here in the world's largest refugee camp in bangladesh but there's a group of four hundred fifty people who live isolated and are guarded almost around the clock they're a hindu minority among the persecuted muslim minority population they say in twenty seventeen they fled out of fear of reprisals for refusing to join an armed group and amnesty international report says almost one hundred hindus were massacred hindus we spoke to say they believe it's now safe to return home to me and our. we don't have any peace of mind by living here our soul is crying aloud for our homeland and. for most of these refugees returning home is
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a terrifying thought last november there was widespread panic and protest after the bangladeshi government announced it would reach an agreement with me in march to repatriate about twenty two hundred refugees in the un war and forcing them to return would be a violation of international law when no one volunteered to go the repatriation plan was halted sixty five hindus were on the list according to the bangladesh refugee relief and repatriation commission how about it if they got it we have got we were already in packed up but no bus or anyone from administration showed up. the commissioner says that's because it couldn't meet a core demand of the hindus doesn't want to differentiate between them and the rest of the routing the refugees he says it would be easy to transport them all at once
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as they've demanded however ultimately this hinges on the me in mark of vermont if that is resolved and we're not going to get ourselves the readiness for all of them to go bit and. other formalities and completed hear them differently for now the hindus have no choice but to try to adapt to life within the protected confines of their camp i don't know whenever we want to have any fear once we're able to land our fate on the border will gain our strength back . until then they like the rest of the rohingya refugees here must wait for governments to decide their fate natasha going to name al-jazeera cox's bazaar bangladesh. the california senator khalil harriss is the latest to enter an increasingly cow crowded and diverse freights race to be the democratic candidate in the twenty twenty us presidential vote about
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a dozen runners have already announced or are considered extremely likely to announce whether or not the twelve who will well join them she can see takes a look now at how some are the leading contenders are positioning themselves. a terrible i'm jamaican descent senator camilla harris claims to be in tune with the progressive left wing of the party i am running for president i say but that's precisely where she's facing skepticism she's recently adopted left wing positions like free health care for all but her record all included opposition to progressive criminal justice reform this is the problem for many of the democrats who have officially announced or signaling that they're going to run things have changed since bernie sanders one forty three percent of the democratic party base is vote with his left wing platform against hillary clinton for the nomination in two thousand and sixteen for years the route to the nomination was courting the center right wing of the party now the left are demanding a say too i'm going to run for president the united states kristen gillibrand early
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right wing positions on immigration gay rights and guns are a liability even though she says she's trained the closest wall street is a particular problem texas politician better or route often billed as a progressive by mainstream outlets hasn't supported universal health care or free college education is also a member of the clinton like a corporate friendly new democrats and launching an exploratory committee has even elizabeth warren long a champion for holding corporations to account has been received skeptically for her pledges that she is simply a capitalist who wants to give corporations the trans do the right thing she's also had to shift to foreign policy in recent months no longer to see expressed kneejerk support for israel for example and she supports a u.s. withdrawal from syria i have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week that. democrat has lois spoused she supported sanders in twenty sixteen but the extremely conservative views on homosexuality she once supported and her comments on torture and what she calls
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a radical islam have raised suspicions on the left the candidates who announced early are often the ones who have the most work to do before the perceived front runner is declared so they have to establish themselves with the progressive left before this makes his decision to please please please don't give up. but many have records closer to the center and the right of the party and former vice president joe biden is currently perceived to be the leader there and frankly until we know whether those two are running the outcome of this race is pointless to predict she ever turns the al-jazeera washington. and the reminder of the top stories on our i source says it was behind the suicide car bombing in northeast syria that killed at least five people the bomb went off in the city of. joint convoy of u.s. troops and allied fighters from the syrian democratic forces passed by no american
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soldiers were killed or injured well just a few hours before the attack and the israeli warplanes conducted their strikes in syria's capital damascus israel says it was attacking a rainy and military targets with some of. those. what it is done is that it is called the bluff of iranian commanders and the pressure that we've been seen building inside syria after the repeated victories of the syrian government against opposition groups taking back a lot of areas and iran infringing itself inside syrian territory and building its military presence it kills that iranian presence inside syria is both vulnerable and at risk from not just israeli targets but also pressure from other allies such as russia which does not see eye to eye with everything that iran does inside syria so it's a it's a slice of the very complicated picture inside syria at least forty three members of afghanistan's security forces have been killed in
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a coordinated attack by the taliban the reuters news agency says that the toll could be as high as three times that number the target was a military base and police training center in my than a shot just outside kabul monday's attack is the latest in a series of assaults by the taliban hours after the attack the taliban said its representatives held talks with the u.s. special envoy for afghanistan in catarrh. the u.k.'s prime minister to resign may's says she'll try to break that block over her breaks a deal by seeking further concessions from the european union at the heart of the talks will be possible changes on a backup plan to avoid a hard bordering arland mase initial plan on how the u.k. would exit the e.u. was the featured by a historic majority in parliament last week the country to leave the e.u. on the twenty ninth of march. well those are the headlines coming up three short documentaries that capture the experiences of refugees in europe and the middle
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east a.j. selects is coming up next they'll be more news in half an hour and i'll see you tomorrow thanks for watching. sat here has never been a real easy sell for an investment how much are the reserved after all are they understated or overstated they own those shares you're a company for the people by the. no there was a team all. the
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migrants who crossed into the country through egypt infiltrators the foreigners may not be legally deported the government refuses to grant them refugee status. meanwhile a new generation of migrant children is growing up with being educated in israel their hope to be granted a secure place in a country built by refugees. we feel that these children are being taken care of we know what's going on with them we see them twenty four seven we know where they go when they come back we take care of all their needs once they are eighteen and to go outside. to the real world we say it's a jungle for them. when they first came here you start to ask about the army can they go to army when they finish with santa and we explain and it's not possible because you know it's complicated in israel and miscarriage of someone who's defending us but after
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rest of us waiting here. and there is the government to let us leave. more than two thousand five hundred leaders from governments businesses and international organizations will meet at the next world economic forum to discuss the global political and industry trends one twenty ninety s. special coverage on al-jazeera in the next episode of science in a golden age i'll be exploring the contributions made by scholars during the medieval islamiya period in the field of chemistry they transformed the
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people and power investigates the state funded reception center where the helpless are reduced to commodities ripe for exploitation. and the migrants on. this is al jazeera. and this is the news live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes another item attack against the u.s.
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and kurdish forces in syria just after israel fired missiles at iranian targets because. dozens are killed in a taliban attack in afghanistan ahead of another round of direct u.s. negotiations with the group. presents another version of hope but it's not much different from an already rejected proposal. plus open for business one of the older streets in baghdad gets a new lease of life. so u.s. troops based in syria have become the target of i saw fighters for the second time in less than a week a bomber rammed his car into a checkpoint in syria's kurdish controlled northeast just as a joint convoy of u.s. and kurdish forces passed by at least five people were killed now u.s. troops were among the casualties the incident comes just weeks after the u.s. president announced the pullout of troops from syria. well monday's incident
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happened in her soccer province where residents say there's been a surge in attacks on checkpoints in recent months kurdish fighters there are still battling to clear eisel from the last footholds in the region and on a binge of aid has more now from gaza into well the turkish syrian border this is a second attack in five days on u.s. forces and their allies inside syrian territory just a few weeks after the u.s. president declared that syria is for your vice and that's operation done and he will be pulling out pulling out his troops an assessment that not just his commanders but his own team does not see eye to eye with one of his envoys had to resign because he did not see that mission the mission has been accomplished in syria and with these attacks it's becoming clear that the united states might need to stay longer inside syrian territory this attack and came days after the attack in a town which is a bone of contention between the united states and turkey as it is falling out of
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this so-called safe zone on the turkish syrian border there is a road map to member that is being discussed and the united states would like to see a role of the no call entities there inside syria whether they are the kurds or the arabs to be part of the government which takes over rather than handing it over completely to turkey of turkey on the other hand has had this open communication again with the united states today president calling the u.s. president saying that his forces are ready to take charge and also addressing a local audience here in turkey and telling that the durkee will be closely monitoring how are these promises going to pan out that have been promised to turkey it says it has been reported here that the turkish president says that in his forces are ready to take on an operation east of the euphrates river this is going to be all the all the way throughout not just the turkish syrian border but the words the edge of the iraqi border as well so are not that remains in this
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complicated question of how and who will be pulling out and who will be left in charge. well a few hours earlier the skies over the syrian capital lets up with the explosions as israeli warplanes strikes against iranian military targets has more on that israel has repeatedly struck targets inside syria for years but rarely admits doing so now it is confirming the attacks and providing information saying it's targeting the elite couldst force unit of the iranian revolutionary guards israel has lifted the veil and its message is that it has no intention of stopping the strikes is one of the new groups we have a permanent polls here to strike at uranium entrenchment in syria and her whoever tries to hurt us. israel operates in syria with russia's approval moskow turns a blind eye when the strikes don't weaken the syrian government and when the israeli military gives the russian military prior notice the russian defense
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ministry doesn't usually comment on the operations but this time they didn't just provide details about syrian army casualties but that syrian air defenses destroyed israeli missiles russia will send. messages to israel. of course. there are reports that russia wants israel to stop targeting in and around the damascus airport it's a difficult balancing act for moscow it has a good relationship with israel but it wants commercial planes to start landing to end syria's isolation but the airport is also important to iran israeli officials have said civilian cargo planes are used to transfer weapons from to her and to iranian backed groups in syria including lebanon's hezbollah they also say iran's privately owned mahaan air is one of the carriers suspected of carrying war
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material to syria the airline has been under u.s. sanctions and now the german government has decided to prevent it from landing at german airports many of the strikes targeting damascus airport coincided with reports of iranian planes landing on sunday air flight was about to make its approach before turning back according to israeli media the latest wave of attacks is the second in less than ten days and the third since the u.s. announced last month plans to withdraw american troops israel was concerned the u.s. pullout would strengthen iran which has vowed to stay in syria as long as required but israel to made a promise and that is to keep up the airstrikes until iran leaves so whether al jazeera beirut well let's hear now from our forces has more on the israeli air strikes from. it was just eight days since the last time the israeli prime minister was speaking very openly about an israeli air strike inside syria that came last
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sunday two days after that airstrike a much more limited one it was also the same weekend that the outgoing military chief gary isengard was detailing in a much more comprehensive way exactly what israel had been doing over the last few years targeting iranian interests inside syria really putting an end it seemed or at least moving away from the policy of ambiguity which israel has been surrounding its activities for those years up until this point the reason for that change well there are two explanations being posited here mainly one of them being domestic politics elections coming up on april the ninth benjamin netanyahu under serious pressure over three separate corruption investigations a potential decision by the attorney general re indictment coming within weeks it's expected and so it suits his political profile certainly to appear strong and in charge of israel's security at this time also the it may well be that the military wants to message iran and indeed syria that it is willing to do more and escalate
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its activities over syria further and messaging this before it does so certainly there has been analysis that changing this policy does run the risk of iran and syria potentially using that as a reason to be more open in their possible escalatory actions and that is certainly one risk that the israeli government the israeli military appears to deem worth taking at the moment. harry holzer reporting that now a taliban suicide bomb and gun attack has killed dozens of intelligence and security personnel in afghanistan happened near my unshod the capital of wardak province southwest of kabul a truck packed with explosives was driven into a training center run by the afghan intelligence agency after the explosion other taliban fighters dressed in police uniforms stormed the base some reports say the number of those killed could be more than one hundred. well the attack came hours
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before the taliban announced the resumption of talks with american officials the taliban released a statement saying its representatives met with u.s. diplomats in cuts where they have a political office talks between the two sides of a momentum over the last six months the u.s. appointed special envoys on michaela's eve to leave negotiations in september now the taliban insists the u.s. must leave afghanistan seventeen is after they invaded the country in response to the september eleventh attacks and a sticking point in negotiations is inclusion of the afghan government in the peace process the taliban regard it as illegitimate and insists they will only negotiate directly with washington let's take this on we can speak now to david said me who's a former deputy u.s. assistant secretary of defense for afghanistan and pakistan joins us live now from washington d.c. this is said they welcome to the program not exactly helpful to the prospects of these talks being successful this latest event is a well it's certainly not only not helpful but it's tragic the loss of life
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in this attack as in the many other attacks that have occurred recently it is something to be a rep regretted by all unfortunately in the run up to peace talks whether it's in the afghan conflict or other it's common for one side or another usually the side that is weaker to mount amount greater off military operations to try and strengthen its hand for the negotiations this appears to be one one other reason for this kind of attack by the taliban at the same time as negotiations are slowly proceeding forward all right slowly proceeding forward they'd likely to gain momentum are they likely to lead anywhere we've got elections coming up soon. i think the talks have really done quite well so far this is a war that's been going on one way or another for over forty years and the fact
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that the talks continue even in this case where the taleban yesterday said they would not talk to the u.s. and then yesterday they did talk are today they did talk with the u.s. shows that the talks are proceeding now will they achieve anything or they won't achieve anything until the taliban and other afghans sit down together and really discuss peace the taliban have used this excuse of not wanting to talk to the afghan government is a way to essentially the flecked real talks real peace talks can only come when afghan sit down with afghans but as long as the taliban are talking to somebody in this case the u.s. that shows that there is a possibility of the real peace happening and in many ways the role of pakistan is key the u.s. a negotiator ambassador zalmay khalilzad was just in pakistan for several days before he went to doha and the pakistani prime minister imran khan is visiting doha as well it's not clear exactly what role pakistan is playing but they may be
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playing a newly positive role we'll have to see what happens tomorrow to what degree is the taliban's power and reach increased in recent years and how much leverage does that give them or not in these talks. well the taliban control more territory but fewer people afghanistan has become a much more urban country and so a much greater percentage of the people live in the cities so the taliban have extended their reach which gives them maybe a little bit of leverage there in terms of amount of territory but the vast number of afghans over eighty percent continue to oppose a columbine do not want the taliban to return most of them live in cities where the taliban do not have any effect of control in any of the even small cities so i would actually say that the current the taliban are a little bit worried this week saw the registration of about ten major tickets for
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the upcoming afghan elections the taliban are not represented in any of these electoral lyon says there were some surprising alliances. a former head of the intelligence services signed on as the first vice president candidate with president ghani mr saleh as well know as a strongly anti taliban pakistan politician i think that the taliban may be worried that with this movement towards elections they may be getting left out in the cold they said it is great to get your perspective on this do appreciate it thanks very much thank you the shooting of unarmed protesters in sudan is causing more control to see human rights groups say dozens have died during the month long demonstrations against rising prices and the thirty year rule of the president bashir the government is denying any role in the killing of protesters describing them as infiltrates is how would vote reports now from the capital khartoum. the home of doctor about the cop and how he didn't come to has
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seen a constant stream of mona's since he was shot dead during an anti-government protest on thursday. his house has also become a meeting place for supporters and sympathizers. who are well within what he did one of my five children he's my only son he never had a problem with anyone but he was always wanting to help those in need. three of the sisters are also doctors they say he was shot by members of the security forces are to makeshift clinic that he set up in the capital the family showed us a photo of a man in civilian clothes pointing a gun to words the house where their brother was teaching the wounded. those sorts of video of the shooting nearby at around the same time at least two protesters were wounded. was a colleague try to rescue the doctor who was shot. him as he's.
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been listening to all the words that the people who were killed in sudan look killed because they did anything wrong look i think it's got broken not a single house broken you people who are going out. to say you know if you screw it . i was a forensic expert says the doctor was shot from behind. we found pieces of metal in the room and in the lower part of his lung they'll be studied to determine the caliber and the type of weapon used and. so then security forces and police deny any role in the killing of protesters with the. us police never used any live fire to any protest sites or any other occasion we never use live bullets in any situation. the same denials have beery eater rated by the head of intelligence and the target of the protesters anger president on bashir.
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we now have arrested people who belong to apple or his militia and they acknowledge they were given orders to mix with protestors and to kill them in order to stoke conflict and destroy the country the government security does not kill people. by god i say it's the regime that killed my son i will never doubt my certainty about it but i get in with the media and i'm sure they purposefully decided to kill doctors but my sister was arrested with the others they detained this told them that they were specifically looking for doctors who help protesters. the type of force being used by the government to quell the protests is adding to the controversy and confusion about the killings the government has employed militia to help the army combat armed groups in sudan for decades what's attracting attention now these militia men are mosque in their faces while attacking unarmed civilians in the streets of khartoum and other major cities and i think what they're hoping
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to get then there is a very dangerous and unprecedented situation now when men in civilian clothes can carry guns battens a mask their faces to confront protesters this proves the existence of a shadow army which is seen years ruling party leader talked about and yet you see in more than one with him in the who do. as protesters chant peaceful peaceful they are drowned out by gunfire and tear gas scenes of collective punishment like this are say the government's opponents a daily occurrence. so is the break into homes our security forces severely beat anyone suspected of hiding protesters. the government says twenty six people have been killed so far in a month of protests to demand the better life rights groups say the total is at least double that. the government's announced the setting up of an official commission of inquiry but protests that broke out over the rising of the cost of
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living last month continue to intensify and spread across the country and with every new protests to kill hundreds more turn out demanding an end to the thirty year rule of president bashir how many are dizzy or. plenty more still ahead on the news hour including we'll tell you why this video venezuelan soldiers led to the sacking. the presidential runner up in the democrats or republic of congo and his supporters remained firm in their demand for a recount despite a court order. and a host nation the u.a.e. given a real scare at the asian cup of the action. britain's prime minister to resign may has returned to parliament to lay out her plan b. for how the u.k. will leave the you just a week after her break that deal suffered
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a crushing defeat it includes more discussions on how to deal with the contentious issue of the irish border and scrapping registration fees for citizens in the u.k. post breaks it still several m.p.'s accuse me of failing to present an acceptable backup plan many now want to take back control of the brics process and are considering a historic amendment that would let m.p.'s propose new legislation and force parliament to debate it the house of commons remains deeply divided from with different factions calling for a range of options including leaving without a deal holding a second referendum or seeking a customs union with the public and reports now from london. this was a prime minister in apparently conciliator remote i'm listening she said i will keep you informed she told m.p.'s but there is no plan b. for bracks it's only more talks about salvaging her plan a will be more flexible open and inclusive in the future in how we engage parliament in our approach to
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negotiating our future partnership with the european union secondly we're going bend the strongest possible protections on workers' rights and the environment and we were trying to find how we can ensure that our commitment to no hard border in north manage and on and can be delivered in a way that commands the support of this. house and the european union the opposition labor party leader was unimpressed the prime minister's invitation to talks have been exposed as a p.r. sham every opposition party politician. wants to be a very opposition party politician came out of those meetings with the same response contrary to what the prime minister has just said there was no flexibility there were no negotiations nothing has changed. in brussels there's been a frosty reaction to the idea revisiting negotiations and is it too late for assistance i don't know i don't really know change with the old they would see more
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to it to cool because no willingness to open the door of books again and a polish suggestion about a five year time limit on the northern ireland backstop the insurance policy to avoid a hardboard on the island of ireland has been rejected by dublin i made it very clear that putting a time limit on an insurance mechanism mechanism which is what the backstop is effectively means there's not a backstop at all at westminster several different groups of m.p.'s are now devising ways of using a variety of parliamentary amendments to force the prime minister to change course if we don't find a way forward the u.k. is leaving the e.u. and the twenty ninth of march on us basis of no deal so let's legislate to stop that let's take that we take that risk and we. hold a gun to the head of parliament which is in effect to these that he's trying to do as march the twenty ninth looms the prime minister's strategy appears to be to go back to brussels and test to the e.u.
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his willingness to risk a no deal breck's it but he is also testing the patience of this parliament and it's not to talk clear which side will flinch first paul brennan al-jazeera westminster. it did not go back on is a in a sense as an associate professor at dublin city university and he says both the republican violent and northern ireland want to avoid the return to a hard border well we don't even have to imagine we only have to be old enough like myself to go back twenty thirty years and there was a hard border as a result of conflict in northern ireland which in itself was this waged by joint membership and they were about twenty zero fishel border crossings between north and south now there are almost three hundred open border crossings between north and south and it seems it's fiction you don't know yet you're caught in between north and south not as a facilitator to a whole range of cultural political economic interaction between the communities north and south who it might be stressed are not in favor of the kind of current
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situation they may want to backstop they didn't want. people living in the republican party it's also the majority of people of northern are somewhat obscured by the fact that trees amazingly just into one side of the argument in or around us to do you keep because it's parliamentary arithmetic in the house of commons police in northern ireland city of london derry appeared to have carried out a controlled explosion on a van they say the vehicle had been hijacked by three most men who threw an object at it before banding it follows a car bombing in the same city on saturday in a vehicle also hijacked by mossman the main focus of that investigation is the new ira a group which opposes in one thousand nine hundred eight nine hundred ninety eight peace deal in the region. in the democratic republic of congo for supporters of the presidential runner up being arrested police brought crowds from attending a rally at multan for uni's party headquarters in the capital kinshasa on sunday
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the highest court rejected fired his demand for a recount of the vote and declared a feeling she should carry the next president and african union delegation to spain to visit after initially saying it had serious doubts about the election result for me to miller has more from can show us around. two groups of supporters have been gathering in this area into chestnut just across from the national stadium on the side of the road supporters of martin for you too who are challenge the election result of the constitutional court saying he won that election his challenge was dismissed he supports his yes say he was robbed of the victory they say that the outcome of the election was determined not by the vote but fight the nomination people from the side of the road will run across to the other side of the road where they started throwing stones at supporters of felix she say katie he's been named the president by the constitutional court and he's true to be sworn in of this week that's when police intervened firing rubber bullets on.
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these protesters say felix he was named the winner of the election off to striking a deal with outgoing president joseph kabila fairly except he said he never met john locke today felix who is calling himself the president is behind kabila our worry is that the shadow of joseph kabila is behind felix to security it is not felix who will lead the country it is kabila it is kabila who will run the government lets us up with the absolute felix and not when he is not our president because we did not vote for him everyone around the world knows that our president is for you lord that we will continue to come out until our rights are restored if guns are needed we will use guns to claim our victory protestors blocked the road and threw stones outside the headquarters of the embassy party m.l.c. is part of the opposition coalition that put for you to forward as a presidential candidate he was expected to address supporters here but did not appear we construct the secret in the national unity it's because he's the fictive
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exults we have too little too you know if we needed it done to me we face this kind of the first quarter of shun me for negotiation regarding that we got a list showing dick. aren't you going to be lead call it that while we slides all this this field do we have a change in really change the mood coalition is appealing to the international community for help but influential african states like south africa and kenya have congratulated president elect felix or security on his when the southern african development community says the d r c should be allowed to transitional peacefully. but these protesters say if the elections didn't work they will bring change the head of the main trade union confederation in zimbabwe has been arrested jeff union was behind a general strike last week over
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a steep hike in the price of fuel hundreds of arrests were made and at least five people were killed in the protests. so ahead aaron odds are doing whatever it takes to make ends meet we talk to people out of work due to the u.s. government shutdown. the world health organization sounds the alarm on the health issues facing migrants in europe. and serina williams looking back to a dominant bess the latest from the australian that coming up and. hello no sooner has one storm gong and this is it is very obvious good shot package the next one is coming and that's coming from a region in the pacific has picked itself up of a high ground over the rockies nazca trust central northern plains this is again
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going to be snow but maybe not to the same extent of the last from but it is proper snow is very the rain to the south of it not really much chance of thunderstorms generating any really nasty weather look at the times is that we've recovered we weren't really down below freezing never came if again so just ahead of the stock coming in washington's up to eight new york sort of plus five behind it there's not much of a contrast chicago is still a plus two these are day max but you've got to go a bit further north minneapolis to have a real cold feel so this is going to be rather wet sticky horrible stuff it will cause travel disruption again to the south of that there was a inactive end of a cold front to sing here the rain is falling out of it is rather static and persistent but optically heavy's a facade in cuba turks and caicos and for a time in honduras it's moving up towards billie's as well preventing results were just takes a few showers with it now the rain pattern further south and south america has changed somewhat it's rather dry in the south of brazil in europe and argentina the wetness is in northern brazil.
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russian filmmaker under a necker soft continues his journey across his homeland to discover what life was like under putin during his travels he meets christians and muslims patriots and separatists i told little locals in the southeast world when i arrived i don't do something completely different some longed to leave russia but for others the russian passport means hope and the challenge of happens in search of putin's russia on the whole jersey or. right out of a mosque or examining my headline which begin with the fractious issue of palestine and israel and the us news of the setting the discussions what makes them different as far as you're concerned sharing casanova stories with a global audience nobody feels safe explore an abundance of world class programming designed to inform motivate and inspire. the world is watching
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on al-jazeera. how i knew what she does are a reminder of the top stories this hour and i saw that carried out a suicide car bombing that targeted a u.s. patrol in northern syria now u.s. troops were among the casualties the incident comes just weeks after the u.s. president announced a pullout of troops from syria. a taliban attack has killed thousands of intelligence and security personnel in afghanistan a truck packed with explosives was driven into a training center run by the afghan intelligence agency becomes came out just
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before the taliban announced they had resume negotiations with the u.s. officials in qatar. british prime minister tourism a has presented alternative breaks it planned to parliament just a week after the first deal was overwhelmingly rejected it includes more discussions on how to deal with the irish border and scrapping registration fees from e.u. citizens in the who just wrecked. but it's way the supreme court says it's axing congressional measure that declared the presidency of nicolas maduro illegitimate the judges also ruled that the leadership of the opposition dominated congress itself is invalid but there i was sworn in for a second six year term on january the tenth despite widespread condemnation after his main opponents were banned from running against him. meanwhile government officials say twenty seven soldiers from the national guard have been arrested after a video appeared on social media showing a sergeant demanding president with their eyes removal turned about has this report . these are members of the believer in national guard in venezuela they
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say they do not recognize the government of. leader. we need the support of the people of venezuela take to the streets here we are this is what you wanted to defend the constitution here we are here the troop it is today because it happened at a military base in got the sack i guess the ministry of defense said forty people had been detained. people from the area took to the streets to protest they said have roadblocks some barricades the national guard responded with tear gas and rubber bullets some of them are there are some of them i have relatives in a house over there i have an aunt who's with her children they're practically kidnapped and they're showing right for them to die of hunger the people have to go out to defend their rights i the incident took place stenches in venezuela increased once again after he was sworn in for
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a second time in office was the opposition and countries in the region including the united states say they won't recognize his presidency because the elections in may last year were filled with irregularities and that's why they have been calling on the military to rise up against the government was there offering immunity to all of the military personnel all polls model would offset that he says the opposition and the united states are trying to overthrow a legitimate government. this is not the first time a group of members of the security services rise up against. last year a helicopter pilot. was killed after three. grenades at government buildings. metal is believed to have the loyalty of his top military command that plays a crucial role in his administration and that's why the opposition is hoping it is
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the regular troops that will push change. that is how will. now let's speak to him on which archer who is the former mayor of a district in venezuela's capital caracas who joins us via skype from miami or amman it's good to have you here on the program what do you make of this these arrests and where do you think it's leading now well thank you need it's a pleasure to be with you there are several important things going on but it's very light right now and i think for the next forty eight hours we may see some one in three things start taking place what happened today that a small group of soldiers try to reveal a gaze mother was a government this is a very boring because that exactly what that physician has been calling the armed forces to do let me remind you that right now we have
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a very special situation even its way that the. new democracies of the world do not recognize. but they join rick up now is the congress and mr weiner christenings and these guys mr wade all have been calling for this soldier's military to do exactly feet to reveal and gaze the worst bridget now what chance do you think there is of that happening because of the moment that they appear to be aligned with maduro but what's the chance of them flipping sides and then what would it mean for. well that's a great question unfortunately i would say chances have mean various small do in the last ten or twenty years in fact i would say it remains very difficult for the venezuelan it military to take
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action against most do it all and be successful part of the problem here it's that nico last mughal had have that large of a up people are people willing to keel out and to be healed defending the revolution and defending my little let me explain these he have not only the military and the armed forces but he also have what we call calling the rules it's your first c.v. only us army to the same mother will and then we have the middle east and it's gonna but not other means of c.d.'s with military. ready to protect and mother who took us there is and it would have the q one is not like satin but the short story it's that there is a lot of people willy to the faint motherwell and used our course and dance and they have been using so going to your question nobody knows but it's definitely not
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easy for the military and that even for civilians ball to take over mother it's very hard article task. it's great to get your perspective on this we do appreciate it thank you very much indeed thank you. colombia's last remaining rebel group the e l n says it was responsible for the deadliest bomb attack in bogota in fifteen years president even duke a joined marches in the capital to condemn the killing of twenty one people at a police academy on thursday the president has pressured cuba to turn over rebel leaders who had been on the island for peace talks. the reports now from bogota. nobody here in colombia is buying the argument to get their act tac what's lawful within the laws of war. that the police academy attacked was a military installation and that the police cadets were combatants week for
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most colombians this was a massacre and they considered responsible for dnd. the peace but furthermore one of the consequences here could be strengthening the most radical part of the government coalition that believes that only a strengthening of the military campaign against the can be response and also this brings back politically colombe into a context of the war on terror furthermore this is having international consequences now colombia is demanding that cuba the country that was hosting the peace talks with the i rest and extradite. leaders on the island almost has no precedent in is that. the agreements that colombia made with the guarantor countries while they were trying to restart peace negotiations
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with this rebel group put cuba in a very difficult and awkward position especially after seven or eight years in which cuba at great expense has helped the colombia as much as they could and their efforts to reach peace first with the peace negotiations with the largest rebel group in the country and until now with the. there seems to be no end in sight to the longest government shutdown in the united states and many federal employees are being forced to find new jobs to make ends meet in the state of maryland which borders the u.s. capitol many schools are organizing job fairs to help unemployed parents struggling to pay the bills. on the. jamie rinehart seemingly has it all in life a wife three young daughters a home and a car and a ph d. in oceanography what's missing is his job after he was sent home without pay from
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his post as a federal government marine research scientists jamie is a victim of the government shutdown so he's now at this education job fair applying to be a substitute teacher i've been interviewed with i think she must have been either an administrator or a teacher or they've asked me some questions regarding you know my experiences related to working with kids and and how i would respond in certain teaching situations and then obviously there's benefits to those of us who are furloughed and are looking at you know looking to earn a little bit of money or offering a building service position is clerical position and so forth transportation last striker's these are the faces of the victims of the government shutdown and accountant applying to be a high school math teacher a lawyer applying to be a school bus driver people that unexpectedly find themselves out of a job for no fault of their own like darrell burton an investigator at the postal
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service now applying to be a school security officer a mensch thing with the cure in it because this war mongering county schools because my background over the last ten years nearly it's been in the investigations this is the second day they've held this job fair on the first day there are more than two hundred people that were here looking for work today when the doors opened at ten am there were already a hundred people waiting in line to get in with no end in sight to the government shutdown a number of people looking for work as high several school districts are holding similar job fairs for federal employees schools normally providing education for. children may now also supply jobs for their parents our goal is really to say. if there is a temporary gap that people had we have opportunities as for jamie rinehart his
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interview is over he waits for a call back in the meantime he's become a driver for a ride share app to make some extra money to support his family. but he's hoping that the shutdown all in so he soon can drive back to work gabriel's on to. rockville maryland they are no matey of the world economic forum will be held this week in the swiss alps known called me by the name of the town which i use it which is that most of the meeting is missing some big players this year who are staying at home to sort out domestic issues diplomatic editor james bass has more now from us. what is notable about this year's davos is not just who's here but who's not here and some of the key figures on the world stage not attending most notable among them of course is the us president donald trump but also not here is the british prime minister the reason may she has stayed in the u.k. i don't think she was ever going to come here because we're so close to that
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deadline for breaks it's emmanuel mccraw the french president trouble at home turmoil there with those protests he is also not at this year's dabbles but of course all the attention is on president trump who a year ago was here doing a victory lap it seemed around the buildings here in davos the economy looking very different a year on he is not here because of the government shutdown in the united states but the whole economic climate looking different one year on and certainly there's be early talk here in davos about that about the figures that have come out in china worries about chinese growth worries about a possible trade war between the u.s. and china and of course that is a big worry for president trump who's now in that crucial part of an administration the last two years next year election year the nightmare of course for a u.s. president is to get a recession in his last year when he's facing reelection and that is something that
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now is a possibility the number of asylum seekers from saudi arabia has tripled according to the united nations high commissioner for refugees the u.n. agency says there were more than eight hundred cases reported in two thousand and seventeen there were less than two hundred in two thousand and twelve a number of saudi men and women have reportedly fled the kingdom due to fear of process accused in or a political activism the recent case of the saudi teenager a half mohammed who was granted refuge in canada has drawn international attention . well both of them money is professor at the university of waterloo kind of and she says the number of asylum seekers is linked to riyadh's crackdown on activism and i think it coincides with generally the arab spring writ large and really many people feeling as though that frankly you know political commentary free thought is frankly no longer welcomed in the post arab spring entire middle east in many ways
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it's not just saudi arabia but certainly i think there is something to be worried about here because of course saudi arabia is indeed increasingly rounding up many people activists many women's rights activists of course predominantly but there is also everything from poets to intellectuals to writers so there is a great feeling that there is a clamping down on let's say political thought at the same time and at some point to point this out there's a lot of social reforms and economic reforms that may in fact be welcomed by the vast majority of many saudis hundreds of immigrants in australia detention centers or into the second week of a hunger strike detainees in brisbane in melbourne joined others in western australia who've been protesting for eight days they accuse the guards of brutality and intimidation as well as separating from religious. every third of the global migrant
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a refugee population is living in europe now for the first time the world health organization is launching a program specifically to monitor and address their health needs in a new report the w.h.o. says that migrants and refugees are at low risk of passing on disease to people in host countries migrants refugees have rates of heart disease stroke diabetes and cancer but the longer they stay in their host countries the higher the risk of those illnesses and there is still a need to address mental health disorders among these populations santina seventy is the public health and migration coordinator for the world health organization in europe and he says the report helps to dispel myths about refugees now we have been solid data proving that most of the false me that generating concern in the public health sector are actually now not true and the approach of limited access to produce the migrants in enjoying healthcare sadnesses this is
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also at least key be a viewer because then to expose them to a higher possibility of contracting the disease and failing heal because of the living condition under this mission place indeed the report also gave clear idea that the migration process playing a very important role in the dead meaning for possible communicate diseases while the lifestyle of the i will point is certainly the major source of risk factors that can expose my answer if we just leaving especially doors of the first generation in western countries for possible chronic diseases. the oldest streets in iraq's capital is finally reopened after being blocked off a seventeen years street was once the center of baghdad social and business life but it was closed during the u.s. led invasion well now the government has opened it up to try to show that the city is safe matheson as this report this is out of rush the street it's one of the most
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iconic streets in central baghdad there's been a street all in this route for the best part of a hundred years it dates back to the early days of the ottoman empire in the sixteenth century but all rasheed streets came into being about about nine hundred sixteen that's when the british suffered a serious defeat at the hands of the autumn ones to the south of baghdad to commemorate that victory the military governor of baghdad coming up pasha said that this street should be built during the u.s. led invasion of iraq the street was closed and that's because it's a very strategic importance for baghdad it links the al rough idea of the central bank behind me to baghdad's main based business district which is just a few kilometers on the other side that was very important and it was very likely that it was going to be a significant targets of the street was closed but seventeen years later it's reopened for decades all of the sheet street was at the center of baghdad social
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life there was cinemas here and restaurants and cafes and hundreds of small businesses in its heyday was in the one nine hundred fifty s. when money from oil started to make its way into the iraqi economy and people had more money to spend but over the years the buildings have fallen into disrepair particularly during the years when the streets being closed the government is hoping that this by reopening the street will send two messages first of all that the proxy i think problems in the center of baghdad might get a little bit easier but perhaps more importantly that the city of baghdad is getting back to normal and it's safe. still ahead. find out why this tennis player lost his cool this. john.
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thanks very much three time champion saudi arabia have been knocked out of the asian cup japan beat them one nil to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament for the eighth consecutive time a first half goal by taki hero tom ieyasu was an off to some a samurai blew through where they'll face the vietnam in the last eight to pan other tournaments most successful side and are looking to be asian champions for a fifth time. i mean i'm happy that we were able to win against one of the best teams in asia and our players were able to play strong with tenacity because of that we were able to keep a clean sheet and win the match. defend we played most of the time to gain their
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half and we controlled the ball and had position but we like to find a touch and determination to transfer the position into goals but i would like to repeat themselves up this fight with their performance their main goal for a head coach like me is to come up with ideas for the blues and they have to be implemented on the pitch and they think they did it well with the defending champions australia are through but only just they struggle to create chances in their match against is bacchus on the game and no well after extra time the socceroos eventually scrapings through four two one penalties. you know we're in the quarterfinals you know the men were in their opposition and you know it's a bit it's going to take a big score to get the job done the obvious suspensions in your injuries playing a part so it's really important we recover no i've seen joy the occasion to not because you know penalties are such a tough occasion but you know obviously tomorrow we focus on the next game.
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australia face host nation the u.a.e. next the emraan is bounce back from a late equaliser converting a penalty in extra time to twenty three to the only just hung on kurdistan blowing a great chance to send it right at the end. eventers have re-established their nine point lead at the top douglas costa getting the first goal of the season as the champions crushed bottom side he able to prevail even will expect a much tougher game next time out they faced six place but. sort of williams has made him phatic statement of intent of the australian open the american be wilder once more how it been three sets to move into the quarter finals in melbourne so hell malik reports. serena williams has taken a major step in reestablishing herself as the player to beat in women's tennis. to move on to the quarterfinals in melbourne the american had to be world number one simona halep and it looked early on that things would be easier than expected
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williams dominating the first six one. how it didn't capitulate though she responded showing the kind of form the got into last year's final she took the second six four and the comeback was on stage but after saving three break points williams would go on to break color and take a pool to relieve would. she served out the ceiling at six four to claim the match was williams is now a step closer to winning an eighth australian open title and a twenty fourth round slam overall she faces carolina discover in the next round she's always someone that comes out and plays well i've got to return a little bit better to the extent that we play a potential semifinal opponent for the woman that dominated her in last year's u.s. open final naomie of soccer i was the japaneses through to the last eight she got there by beating and start your service over in three sets the twenty one year old
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will now face the leanest with alina next. it was a day of frustration for alexander's very of in the men's draw the fourth seed have never been to the court finds in melbourne and you have to wait till next year to change that the tour finals champion was beaten by militant round it and. the canadian swept him aside in three sets and will now face france's lukas pool next fall's rev however the wait for a first grand slam title continues those very solid mongrel. mission like. we never want to know much as. she wants carney should corey is also into the last day he came back from two sets down to beat public arena booster in the near five hour marathon. the japanese planes been to the quarterfinals three times before melbourne but has never got any further he faces
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a mammoth task to progress though as he'll be facing world number one novak djokovic. the serbian be danielle medvedev in forces to progress. djokovic just chasing history if he wins the tournament it will be his seventh triumph in melbourne making him the australian open is most successful player of all time so he'll mallett al-jazeera. tom brady's new england patriots are back in the super bowl for a third straight year the patriots will take on the l.a. rams on february the third both the a.f.c. and n.f.c. championship games were decided in overtime rex burkhead ran in the winning touchdown for the pats against the kansas city chiefs in a thirty seven to thirty one victory brady now has the chance to win a record sixth super bowl title. in the n.f.c. decider the rams spent the entire game playing catch up against new orleans saints gregg's airlines fifty seven yard field goal benchley gave the rams a twenty six to twenty three overtime win at thirty two shaun mcveigh is the
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youngest head coach to lead a team to the super bowl. i've never coached an atmosphere like that ever and it was so loud you know we had some communication issues from the start we've dealt with big time adversity and it kind of personifies woods i think team this this is been really throughout the course of the year fell behind guys just kept competing kept swinging in wasn't always perfect but guys made enough plays and i think really the over time periods personifies what this team is really all about. fans in l.a. have every right to be excited as an l.a. franchise it's been close to four decades since the rams made the super bowl the rams did win the title in two thousand but that was then the team was based in st louis. were to do stupid baby let's get. another. thing is the best they can happen. to really ramp that they feel. they've been
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working to get back to this point with no time and that's all your support for now more later fire thanks very much does just about it for this news out don't forget website a nudge in that direction al jazeera dot com is the address oldest always you've been covering plenty of comments and analysis to you and not just about cricket i'll be back in a couple minutes with more the day's news see them about. so
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far. it's a daunting climb to one of the holiest sites into time. seems to defy gravity every beauty's is expected to complete the pilgrimage to ensure peace and happiness when it became a democracy in two thousand and eight the time put happiness at the center of all political policy inspiring the un to pass a resolution urging other nations to follow betimes example but how do you measure it many brittany's happiness is what we ensure it's if it is quantifiable but by simply turning its pursuit into policy bhutan has done what no other country has if
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you were looking at this from the outside you would really wonder what was going on what he sees writes is a religion that they have an in-depth exploration of global capitalism and our obsession with economic growth this is still the center of capitalism there is no limits i view myself as a capital artist we are trying to bring to the world smaller and smaller we don't want to be so realistic in the world we would rather have a fantasy growing pains on al-jazeera. another islip tank against the u.s. and kurdish forces in syria just hours after israel fired missiles at iranian targets and into masters. this is live from doha also coming up dozens of killed in
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a taliban attack in afghanistan ahead of another round of direct u.s. because jason's with the group. tourism a presents another of us should have breaks a plan but it's not much different from an already rejected project. open for business one of the oldest streets in baghdad gets a new lease of life. so u.s. u.s. troops based in syria have become the apparent target if i still fighters for the second time in less than a week above rammed his car into a checkpoint in syria's kurdish controlled northeast just as a joint convoy of u.s. and coded forces passed by at least five people were killed no u.s. troops were among the casualties the incident comes just weeks after the u.s. president announced to put out of troops from syria well monday's incident happened
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and has a province where residents say there's been a surge in attacks on checkpoints in recent months kurdish fighters there are still battling to clear i still for the last foothold in the region as a binge of aid has more now from doesn't up on the turkish syrian border. this is a second attack in five days on u.s. forces and their allies inside syrian territory just a few weeks after the u.s. president declared that syria is for your vice and it's operation done and he will be pulling out pulling out his troops an assessment that not just his commanders but his own team does not see eye to eye with one of his envoys had to resign because he did not see that mission the mission has been accomplished in syria and with these attacks it's becoming clear that the united states might need to stay longer inside syrian territory this attack and hosack i came days after the attack in a town which is a bone of contention between the united states and turkey as it is falling out of the so-called safe zone on the turkish syrian border there is
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a road map to member that is being discussed and the united states would like to see a rule of the no call entities there inside syria whether they are the kurds or the arabs to be part of the government which takes over rather than handing it over completely to turkey of turkey on the other hand has had this open communication again with the united states or the president calling the u.s. president saying that his forces are ready to take charge and also addressing a local audience here in turkey and telling that the durkee will be closely monitoring how are these four promises going to pan out that have been promised to turkey it says it has been reported here that the turkish president says that in his forces are ready to take on an operation east of the euphrates river this is going to be all the all the way throughout not just the turkish syrian border but the words the edge of the iraqi border as well so are not that remains in this complicated question of how and who will be pulling out and who will be left in
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charge well a few hours earlier the skies over the syrian capital lit up with explosions as israeli warplanes launched air strikes against israeli military targets and then has more in the. israel has repeatedly struck targets inside syria for years but rarely admits doing so now it is confirming the attacks and providing information saying it's targeting the elite couldst force unit of the iranian revolutionary guards israel has lifted the veil and its message is that it has no intention of stopping the strikes. we have a permanent palsy to strike if uranium entrenchment in syria and her whoever tries to hurt us israel operates in syria with russia's approval moscow turns a blind eye when the strikes don't weaken the syrian government and when the israeli military gives the russian military prior notice the russian defense ministry doesn't usually comment on the operations but this time they didn't just
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provide details about syrian army casualties but that syrian air defenses destroyed israeli missiles russia will send. some messages to israel. of course it will. continue providing. them more than. a more. there are reports that russia wants israel to stop targeting in and around the damascus airport it's a difficult balancing act for moscow it has a good relationship with israel but it wants commercial planes to start landing to end syria's isolation but the airport is also important to iran israeli officials have said civilian cargo planes are used to transfer weapons from to iran to iranian backed groups in syria including lebanon's hezbollah they also say iran's privately owned mahaan air is one of the carriers suspected of carrying war material to syria the airline has been under u.s.
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sanctions and now the german government has decided to prevent it from landing at german airports many of the strikes targeting damascus airport coincided with reports of iranian planes landing on sunday air flight was about to make its approach before turning back according to israeli media the latest wave of attacks is the second in less than ten days and the third since the u.s. announced last month plans to withdraw american troops israel was concerned the u.s. pullout would strengthen iran which has vowed to stay in syria as long as required but israel too made a promise and that is to keep up the airstrikes until iran leaves. beirut well it's up more now from her. reporting from there a lot. it was just eight days since the last time the israeli prime minister was speaking very openly about an israeli air strike inside syria that came last sunday two days after that airstrike a much more limited one it was also the same weekend that the outgoing military
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chief gary isengard was detailing in a much more comprehensive way exactly what israel had been doing over the last few years targeting iranian interests inside syria really putting an end it seemed or at least moving away from the policy of ambiguity which israel has been surrounding its activities for those years up until this point the reason for that change well there are two explanations being posited here mainly one of them being domestic politics elections coming up on april the ninth benjamin netanyahu under serious pressure over three separate corruption investigations a potential decision by the attorney general re indictment coming within weeks it's expected and so it suits his political profile certainly to appear strong and in charge of israel's security at this time also the it may well be that the military wants to message iran and indeed syria that it is willing to do more and escalate its activities over syria further and messaging this before it does so certainly
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there has been analysis that changing this policy does run the risk of iran and syria potentially using that as a reason to be more open in their possible escalatory actions and that is certainly one risk that the israeli government the israeli military appears to deem worth taking at the moment. the taliban suicide bomb and gun attack has killed dozens of intelligence and security personnel in afghanistan it happened in maidan shahr the capital of water province southwest of kabul a truck packed with explosives was driven into a training center run by the afghan intelligence agency after the explosion other taliban fighters dressed in police uniforms stormed the base some reports say the number of those killed could be more than one hundred. came hours before the taliban announce resumption of talks with american officials the taliban released a statement saying its representatives met with u.s.
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diplomats in qatar where they have a political office of talks between the two sides of gay momentum over the last six months u.s. appointed special envoy zalmay khalilzad to lead negotiations in september thought about insists that the u.s. must leave afghanistan seventeen years after they invaded the country in response to the september eleventh attacks the sticking point in negotiations is the inclusion of the afghan government in the peace process the taliban regard it as illegitimate and insists they will only negotiate directly with washington but david seventy is a former deputy u.s. assistant secretary of defense for afghanistan and pakistan and he says he's not surprised to see attacks during talks with the taliban. in the run up to peace talks whether it's in the afghan conflict or other it's common for one side or another usually the side that is weaker to mount amount greater off military operations to try and strengthen its hand for the negotiations this appears to be
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one one other at reason for this kind of attack by the taliban at the same time as negotiations are slowly proceeding forward this is a war that's been going on one way or another for over forty years and the fact that the talks continue even in this case where the taleban yesterday said they would not talk to the u.s. and then yesterday they did talk are today they did talk with the u.s. shows that the talks are proceeding now will they achieve anything or they won't achieve anything until the taliban and other afghans sit down together and really discuss peace the taliban have used this excuse of not wanting to talk to the afghan government is a way to essentially the flecked real talks real peace talks can only come when afghan sit down with afghans but as long as the taliban are talking to somebody in this case the u.s. that shows that there is a possibility of the real peace happening and in many ways the role of pakistan is key the u.s.
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a negotiator ambassador zalmay khalilzad was just in pakistan for several days before he went to doha and the pakistani prime minister imran khan is visiting doha as well it's not clear exactly what role pakistan is playing but they may be playing a newly positive role thousands of rallied in sudan of the announcement that a student protesters had died of his wounds it was shot alongside a doctor on thursday the opposition says forty seven people have been killed in the last five weeks and that more than one hundred cities have taken part how to develop has this report now call to. the home of dr bao because of the hamid in ca two has seen a constant stream of mourners since he was shot dead during an anti-government protest on thursday his house has also become a meeting place for supporters and sympathizers. who are within what he did out of my five children he's my only son he never had a problem with anyone but he was always wanting to help those in need. three of the
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sisters are also doctors they say he was shot by members of the security forces are to makeshift clinic that he set up in the capital the family showed us a photo of a man in civilian clothes pointing a gun to words the house where their brother was treating the wounded. video of the shooting nearby on the same time at least two protesters were wounded . was a colleague try to rescue the doctor who was shot. in busy. on the word that the people who were killed in sudan looked killed because they did anything wrong look i think it's got broken not a single house broken the people who are going out. to say you know if you screw it . was a forensic expert says the doctor was shot from behind. we found pieces of metal in
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the room and in the lower part of his lung they'd be studied to determine the caliber and the type of weapon used and. so then the security forces and police deny any role in the killing of protesters with the. us police never used any live fire to any protest sites or any other occasion we never use live bullets in any situation. the same denials have beery eater rated by the head of intelligence and the target of the protesters anger president on bashir. we now have arrested people who belong in alicia and they acknowledge they were given orders to mix with protestors and to kill them in order to stoke conflict and destroy the country the government security does not kill people. by god i say it's the regime that killed my son i will never doubt my certainty about it but i get in
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with the media and i'm sure they purposefully decided to kill doctors but my sister was arrested with the others they detained this told them that they were specifically looking for doctors who help protesters. the type of force being used by the government to quell the protests is adding to the controversy and confusion about the killings the government has employed militia to help the army combat armed groups in sudan for decades what's attracting attention now these militia men are mosque in their faces while attacking unarmed civilians in the streets of khartoum and other major cities and i think what they're hardly thinking then there is a very dangerous and unprecedented situation when men in civilian clothes can carry guns battens a mask their faces to confront protestors this proves the existence of a shadow army which is seniors ruling party leader talked about and yet you see him move anyone with him in the who do. as protesters chant peaceful peaceful they are
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drowned out by gunfire and tear gas scenes of collective punishment like this are say the government's opponents a daily occurrence. so is the break into homes our security forces severely beat anyone suspected of hiding protesters. the government says twenty six people have been killed so far in a month of protests to demand the better life rights groups say the total is at least double that the government's announced the setting up of an official commission of inquiry but protests that broke out over the rising of the cost of living last month continue to intensify and spread across the country and with every new protests to kill hundreds more turn out demanding an end to the thirty year rule of president bashir. and dizzy are. still ahead on the program the presidential runner up in the democratic republic of congo and
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its supporters remain firm in their demand for a recount despite a court order. we'll tell you why this video venezuelan soldiers led to this sacking. from a fresh coastal breeze. to watching the sunset on the australian outback. and they were as you probably know it should be dry in china at this time the we've had at least three pairs or has not been in the cloud that is still his just well maybe we're number one but no the forecast is now for a dry couple of days the temp is hovering from what you say ten in shanghai to twenty in hong kong yes and persistent morning mist and forbidden smoke in places where otherwise it's fine looking weather raining breeze further science those that are adding to the strength of the showers into more of a tropical depression has even been given
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a name but it is the remnants of now to the eastern side you notice of the philippines has come in and it's gone back again that is a bit of a gap before you pick up the more usual shastra it. more or less malaysia and indonesia but there's a bit of focus here more than easier in java the southern part of borneo to cuba and so the ways in which you can't even see in cities are for cross cloud as the philippines central philippines once again from the east we get battered with a persistence of rubble a slow moving clump of thunderstorms and on the subject of slow moving tops thunderstorms there is one it was significant rain through pakistan it's concentrating now on the far north in jammu and kashmir on the indian side significant rain and snow maybe a meters with. the weather sponsored by cats are always. russian filmmaker under a necker self continues his journey across his homeland to discover what life was like under putin during his travels he meets christians and muslims patriots and
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separatists i thought flew the locals in the southeast we're on our side when i arrive and offer something completely different someone to leave put in is russia but for others a russian passport means hope and the challenge of happens in search of putin's russia on al-jazeera. i mean you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour i saw says it carried out a suicide car bombing that targeted a u.s. patrol in northern syria no u.s. troops were among the casualties the incident comes just weeks after the u.s. president announced the pullout of troops from syria. a taliban attack has killed
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dozens of intelligence and security personnel in afghanistan truck packed with explosives was driven into a training center run by the afghan intelligence agency became hours before the taliban announced they had resume negotiations with u.s. officials in qatar. britain's prime minister's reason may his return to parliament to plan b. for how britain will leave the e.u. just a week after her breaks a deal suffered a crushing defeat that includes more discussions on how to deal with the contentious issue of the irish border and scrapping registration fees fit e.u. citizens in the u.k. post breaks that still several m.p.'s accused may have failing to present an acceptable backup plan many now want to take back control of the brakes a process and are considering a historic amendment that would let m.p.'s propose new legislation and force parliament to debate it the house of commons remains deeply divided with different factions calling for a range of options including leaving without a deal holding a second referendum or seeking a customs union with the e.u.
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hope brennan reports now from london. this was a prime minister in apparently conciliator remote i'm listening she said i will keep you informed she told m.p.'s but there is no plan b. for bracks it's only more talks about salvaging helped plan a will be more flexible couldn't inclusive in the future in how we engage parliament in our approach to negotiating our future partnership with the european union secondly we're going bend the strongest possible protections on workers' rights in the involved. i meant and third we were tried and if i how we can ensure that our commitment to no hard border in north managed and island can be delivered in a way that commands the support of this house and the european union the opposition labor party leader was unimpressed the prime minister's invitation to talks have been exposed as a p.r. sham every opposition party politician. wants to be very very opposition party
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politician came out of those meetings with the same response contrary to what the prime minister has just said there was no flexibility there were no negotiations nothing has changed. in brussels there's been a frosty reaction to the idea revisiting negotiations and is it too late for assistance i don't know i don't really know change with the old they would see more to it to cool because no willingness to open the door of books again and a polish suggestion about a five year time limit on the northern ireland backstop the insurance policy to avoid a hardboard on the island of ireland has been rejected by dublin i made it very clear that putting a time limit on an insurance mechanism mechanism which is what the backstop is effectively means there's not a backstop at all at westminster several different groups of m.p.'s are now devising ways of using a variety of parliamentary amendments to force the prime minister to change course
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if we don't find a way forward the u.k. is leaving the e.u. in the twenty ninth of march about basis of no deal so let's legislate to stop that let's take that we take that risk and we. hold a gun to the head of parliament which is in effect to these at least trying to do as march the twenty ninth looms the prime minister's strategy appears to be to go back to brussels and test to the e.u. his willingness to risk a no deal bret's it but he is also testing the patience of this parliament and it's not to talk clear which side will flinch first. paul brennan al-jazeera westminster . in the democratic republic of congo for supporters of the present presidential runner up have been arrested police blocked crowds from attending a rally at marks and for use party headquarters in the capital kinshasa on sunday the highest court rejected by unis demand for a recount of the votes and declared feeling she should be the next president and the african union delegation to spain to visit after initially saying it had serious doubts about the election result to me tim miller has more from the capital
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kinshasa. two groups of supporters have been gathering in this area into chestnut just across from the national stadium on the side of the road supporters of martin for you too who are challenge the election result of the constitutional court saying he won that election his challenge was dismissed he supports his yes that he was robbed of the victory they say that the outcome of the election was determined not by the vote but by a nomination people from the side of the road ran across to the other side of the road where they started throwing stones at supporters of felix she say katie he's been named the president by the constitutional court and he's true to be sworn in this week that's when police intervened firing rubber bullets on. these protesters say felix chase a kid he was named the winner of the election off to striking a deal with the outgoing president joseph kabila fairly exactly said the king you
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never met a lot today felix who is calling himself the president is behind kabila are worry is that the shadow of joseph kabila is behind felix to security it is not felix who will lead the country it is kabila it is kabila who will run the government then looks up as the absolute felix and not when he is not our president because we did not vote for him everyone around the world knows that our president is for you lord that we will continue to come out until our rights are restored if guns are needed we will use guns to claim our victory protestors blocked the road and threw stones outside the headquarters of the embassy party m.l.c. is part of the opposition coalition that put for you to forward as a presidential candidate he was expected to address supporters here but did not appear we transfer to secret international unity it's because he's the fictive results we have too little too you know if we needed it done to me we face this kind of the court that xan only for negotiation regarding that we got
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a list showing dick. antitank to be lead call it that while we slides or load this the spirit will do we have it j.j. really change the mood coalition is appealing to the international community for help but influential african states like south africa and kenya have congratulated president elect feel extra security on his win the southern african development community says the d r c should be allowed to transmission peacefully. but these protesters say if the elections didn't work they will bring change in venezuela the supreme court is backing president nicolas maduro the ruling against the opposition controlled national assembly the justices also ruled that the leadership is invalid opposition politician one grade zero who was sworn in as the seventy's president earlier this month has been overseeing legislation accusing the door of usurping power of her was sworn in for
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a second six year term last week meanwhile government officials say twenty seven soldiers from the national guard have been arrested after a video appeared on social media showing a sergeant demanding president maduro has removal to his abode has this report. so you know. these are members of the believe aryan national guard in venezuela they say they do not recognize the government of. we need the support of the people of venezuela take to the streets here we are this is what you wanted to defend the constitution here we are the troop it is today. it happened at a military base in got the sack i guess the ministry of defense said forty people had been detained. people from the area took to the streets to protest they set up roadblocks some barricades the national guard responded with tear gas and rubber bullets some of them are there. i have relatives in the house over there i have an
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aunt who's with her children they're practically kidnapped and showing right for them to die of hunger the people have to go out to defend their rights i the incident took place stenches in venezuela increased once again after he was sworn in for a second time in office was the opposition and countries in the region including the united states say they won't recognize his presidency because the elections in may last year were filled with irregularities and that's why they have been calling on the military to rise up against the government. there offering immunity to all of the military personnel all polls modeled off that he says the opposition and the united states are trying to overthrow a legitimate government. this is not the first time a group of members of the security services rise up against. last year
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a helicopter pilot. was killed after throwing grenades at government buildings. model is believed to have the loyalty of his top military command that plays a crucial role in his administration and that's why the opposition is hoping it is the regular troops that will push change. there is how will. nearly one hundred fifty former diplomats and academics have signed an open letter to china's president calling for the immediate release of two canadians michael coverage in michael's paver were arrested in beijing last month on allegations of espionage and signatories from one thousand countries while in president xi jinping that the detentions will result in greater distrust of china the oldest street in iraq's capital is finally reopened after being blocked off a seventeen years street was once the center of baghdad social and business life but it was closed during the u.s.
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led invasion and many of the buildings on it fell into disrepair from madison has this. this is our rushing stream to it's one of the most iconic streets in central baghdad there's been a street all in this route for the best part of a hundred years it dates back to the early days of the ottoman empire in the sixteenth century but all rashid street came into being about about nine hundred sixteen that's when the british suffered a serious defeat at the hands of the autumn ones to the south of baghdad to commemorate that victory the military governor of baghdad coming up pasha said that this street should be built during the u.s. led invasion of iraq the street was closed and that's because it's a very strategic importance for baghdad it links. in the central bank behind me to baghdad's main base the business district which is just a few kilometers on the other side that was very important and it was very likely that it was going to be a significant targets of the street was closed but seventeen years later it's
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reopened for decades all of the sheet street was at the center of baghdad social life there were cinemas here and restaurants and cafes and hundreds of small businesses its heyday was in the one nine hundred fifty s. when money from oil started to make its way into the iraqi economy and people had more money to spend but over the years the buildings have fallen into disrepair particularly during the years when the streets being closed the government is hoping that this by reopening the street will send two messages first of all that the project problems in the center of baghdad might get a little bit easier but perhaps more importantly that the city of baghdad is getting back to normal and it's safe. so this is not zero these are the top stories u.s. troops based in syria have become the apparent target of eisel fighters for the
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second time in less than a week a bomb a targeted a checkpoint in syria's kurdish control. northeast just as a joint convoy of u.s. and kurdish forces passed by at least five people were killed no u.s. troops were among the casualties the incident comes just weeks after the u.s. president announced the pullout of troops from syria. has more in the last five days there have been two attacks on u.s. troops and their allies in northern syria where apparently i see was defeated these troops that came in town and the attack in hasek a province in northern syria is close to the turkish border an area where after the proposed u.s. pullout turkish forces would like to be in charge of this is an area which is complicated because it's not just isolate is entrenched there but is also home to kurdish fighters kurdish fighters who are allies with the united states but seen as terrorists by turkey a taliban attack has killed dozens of intelligence and security personnel in
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afghanistan a truck packed with explosives was driven into a training center run by the afghan intelligence agency it came hours before the taliban announce they had resume negotiations with the u.s. officials in qatar thousands of people have rallied against the government in sudan and they turned out an on demand after an announcement that a student a died of his wounds he was shot along side a doctor at a protest on thursday the opposition says forty seven people have now been killed in the last five weeks and that more than one hundred cities have taken park. british prime minister to reason may has presented her alternative plan to parliament a week after her first deal was overwhelmingly rejected it includes more discussions on how to deal with the irish border and scrapping registration fees for e.u. citizens in the u.k. writes it may acknowledge that m.p.'s have not been consulted enough on the brace it talks but she just missed schools for
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a second referendum. where are you up to date with headlines here we've got more news coming up right after inside story. they are there to keep the peace but many are killed targeted by armed groups the latest to die un troops in mali so what hope is there for u.n. efforts to keep the peace in conflicts around the world this is inside story.
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come to the program i'm richelle carey they are deployed to many of the world's trouble spots lightly armed with limited authority the united nations peacekeepers known as blue helmets have increasingly come under attack they've been repeatedly targeted and melly now the most dangerous mission to serve in on sunday ten soldiers from chad were killed when gunmen stormed the u.n. camp fair linked group says it carried out the attack and response to the g.m. president's decision to revive diplomatic ties with israel and reports a spike in violence against its peacekeepers the two thousand and seventeen fifty three were killed the highest number of deaths recorded by the international body so let's have a look at un peacekeeping missions more than one hundred thousand military police and civilian personnel from one hundred twenty five countries currently serving fifteen operations mainly in africa haiti kosovo cyprus india pakistan and the middle east the largest mission is in the democratic republic of congo over more
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than sixteen thousand troops are the un's budget for peacekeeping is six point seven billion dollars less than half of one percent of global military spending the us pays almost thirty percent of the bill china and japan the next biggest contributors with twenty percent between them. get our guests in a moment first let's talk to joanne addison deputy special representative of the secretary general and the united nations multidimensional integrated stabilization force and malai she joins us via skype from palm thank you very much for joining us first of all very sorry about what has happened to your tear team there what more can you tell us about what happened thank you very much airshow for having me today so yes as you said we had a serious incident yesterday morning and early in the morning when our camp in hawk
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in the very north of mali was attacked and unfortunately even though we feel very strongly and if repel an attack we lost ten all of our peacekeepers are chaldean peacekeeping and a number of them were injured so that that was what happened yesterday but i want to stress that we were involved in in a firefight and we did defend ourselves what is has been learned in the investigation to try to figure out how this happened we as we said there is a group that has claimed responsibility but what else have you learned since this has happened yet thanks on the first thing i would say is only about twenty four hours after this incident took place it's a little bit too soon for us we will have an investigation as we always do and incidents like this we've sent reforms ment's into the area and we also want to see how we can look after the population of alcohol because it's not just about an attack on our town but what that might mean for the muslim population so we are in the process of looking into what happened but we do know that all and all troops on
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the ground and did fight back and repel the attack but unfortunately we do some peacekeepers i'm glad you brought up the broader community what is the relationship like between the u.n. the u.n. peacekeepers and the local community what's that relationship like. well i would say that in general in mali we are very close cooperation with with the population in different parts of mali i mean. clearly we have a lot of people working in the north and one of our first concerns was what's the impact on the people i grew up hearing such as a fire fight so we are in touch with then and we've already heard from the government of mali there are regrets over what's happened and they're resolute resolve to to stay working with us so i would say that we cooperate very closely and our mission is about having the mali and to be able to stabilize that country to implement the peace accord but also to be able to offer basic services to
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ordinary citizens of money is that mission. in crisis right now is it under threat no i wouldn't say it's in crisis i mean obviously they yesterday and any peacekeeper last is awful for us but i think you also have to look at the other things that we're doing an option and one of our big roles is to how implemented peace accords signed in twenty fifteen and we've actually seen some progress on that over the last twelve to eighteen months we had elections last year in mali which the u.n. has had to support the parties are peace accord and now talking to each other we had a disarmament in demobilization campaign towards the end of last month with some of the former fighters getting in their weapons and being reintegrated into society or into the mali an army so i would say of course we always look when we have an incident like this why it happened and we try as quickly as possible to send
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reinforcements we grieve with the families who are affected from this but we stay focused on our mission which covers security and political issues but also development and bringing change to ordinary people of mali john adams and thank you so much for joining us appreciate it very much. thank you let's bring in our other guest now from new york adam day head of programs at the center for policy research at united nations university he's a former senior political advisor to us go in the congo and served in peace operations in sudan in the middle east also in new york by skype a sobering up to say are author of peace land conflict resolution and the every day politics of international intervention and professor of political science at barnard college university thank you both for joining us so adam i'll start with you what with the similar question that i put to joe in. our u.n. peacekeeping efforts as a whole in crisis well if it is
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a crisis it's a crisis has been happening for quite a long time i mean i think the incident in mali now pushes the number of casualties in that mission of over one hundred eighty over the last few years so it's certainly a trend that has been developing over time where as peacekeepers have been asked to do more and asked to use force more robustly at the same time they become greater targets for the other armed actors on the ground and so i'm not sure if i'd characterize it as a crisis but it's certainly a trend that has prompted the secretary general to be very worried and to try and put in place some reforms to change the way peacekeeping is done and i was just to add that the former force commander in mali said that the mission was a counterterrorism mission without a counterterrorism mandate or resources and i think looking at how the mandate in the expectations and the resources do or do not match up this is the conversation that's being taken place right now so easy is that what that what you just said
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that that type of conflict specific to malley or do what you described do you think that that applies to other missions as well where they have a certain task ahead of them but it's not necessarily married to the resources to make it happen. exactly i think that's exactly the right way to put it over time the large missions the the one in congo the one in central african republic the one in south sudan they all face very very large multidimensional mandates where the expectations of extension of state authority stabilisation protection of civilians are enormous and some of the reforms that are necessary. to end those mandates are something that are thought of in decades rather than short periods of time and so over time the expectations and the breadth of mandates of these missions i think is really gone beyond what the resources that are given to them can really can really meet that doesn't mean missions are unable to do
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a lot of things but i think when you think of the transformation at a national level that's expected in a place like congo or south sudan there is that there is a gap that needs to be considered ok you gave us a lot to circle back and and talk about but first i want to put a similar question to the severing would you characterize the status of current peacekeeping efforts by the u.n. in a state of crisis how would you characterize it. i don't know if i would use the word crisis but there are not certainly a lot of difficulties and i think that it's not necessarily based only on the resources that is converse half of course is the christerson we're talking about a budget in terms of financial resources that seems huge seven billion when in fact it will point one per cent of all military spending we're talking about the lower to mid to resort to deploying to road after the us military and again with that
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just peacekeepers are expected to resolve a quarter of all of the world's comes so that means and it problem in terms of resources but the problem to me in the eyes is if you want to use that it's more in the way these resources are used to usually as we've heard the united nations focuses on in beeks them focus on organizing general elections they focus on results in conflict from the. i talking with governments working with the governmental be with rebel leaders and most of them and don't spend enough attention working with people on the wrong and interacting with local communities and that creates such a connect and in spreading difficult for peacekeepers to do their job and to do all of the tasks that adam was mentioning severin that's a great point that you brought up and i know you've talked a lot about this that you say that there is
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a lot of focus on top down as opposed to bottom up when you say focusing local from the bottom up what do you mean what type of thing show the really important things for us in so far and then in many capital great are important tracks trafficking is very important in terms of vocal conflicts in terms of the reasons why people are fighting on the front and also why strong. there are opposing united nations peacekeepers all when you look at this is that congo that that we just mentioned conjunto very land owner who's going to have to have to spend who's going to be the big chief the traditional chief of the district these are the reasons why people are fighting most of the time when they meet with battens where there i mean stand with i mean close i mean to the left and tell me they're not wanting to know who's going to be the next presidential the next rebel did yours most people are fighting because they want to know who's going to control
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. the banks with the how big are the repent the supplements that they can come to make feel they can feed their families they can send their children to school or are often finding or who will have you know whole accent that in addition to the national and international issues that are always these things and bench united nations peacekeeping missions always focus on adam i see you nodding it seems that you are in agreement with severing on that if you want to add something. yeah absolute agreement not just add also the top down or the focus on state institutions and governments which is the traditional un way of dealing with conflicts has increasingly put the un in a difficult position with what we kind of mildly called difficult governments so if you look at a place like darfur or currently in south sudan or in congo the engagement in the support to state institutions that are run by by governments that have shown
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themselves willing to displace and kill thousands of people puts the u.n. in an incredibly difficult position and often the use of force alongside the troops of those governments in a place like congo from the local perspective aligns the u.n. with the government in a way that can put peacekeepers at risk so i think what severino is pointing to in the lack of engagement with the local community i think the un does often engage with the local communities in certain ways but i think the converse which is that focus on supporting state institutions is often putting the u.n. in a difficult for position when it comes to the perception of impartiality in these countries and that's made more difficult by the robust use of force and in some cases ok and yet you talk about the tension that there may be with the local community obviously that tension is exacerbated when something happens that is what we have found by and investigations in the last few years that some u.n. peacekeepers have been committing crimes against some of the locals those types of
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things that i'm sure exacerbates how some locals feel about the u.n. severing has there been a robust enough effort to get to the bottom of those things that for there to be some accountability so that the u.n. does have credibility with the local community. unfortunately everybody i talk to at the u.n. tell me that these efforts are still our way too superficial that there hasn't been enough and most importantly. to have them have been. actually counterproductive so far in sense that we're going to have rules that forbid all of the peacekeepers on the run to have an rank ways. with members of the local population or to going to certain vaults or to going to church and this was our men to choose british and sexual exploitation in the pew but in fact if you are an actual predator you have you know you i mean it's not a role that some of her friends who come from doing what you want to do the school
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committee thank the law and just not interacting with the local people and then just reinforce it twenty years and no opposition transfers and i've been told hundreds and what's going on the run them they don't have a clue of the ending of the local conflicts we're talking about they don't have a good relationship with the communities they don't have the intention that they need to to prevent acts like the one that we saw in many yet today so it makes the peacekeepers national going are blown much more much that and then prevent sexual exploitation in the pews bigger than by the polls people who really want to harm the little population but the local women and children and men that it's not about the prevent them from doing such out of and and to that point i mean i'm curious what you would like to add to that do you think that the un even began a strong grasp what it what it would take for them to stop those types of things
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from happening it comes back to what severing has been saying and what you are been saying it seems like that this is so much more about about really understanding the local communities were where you are. yeah and i agree with severin again and i think it's an interesting conundrum though because i remember being in eastern congo and talking to some of the troops and talking about their engagement in the communities and when you have instances of sexual exploitation abuse the tendency of the mission is to say ok reduce the contact with communities to to keep that distance but exactly talking to people in the communities and engaging with the people in the communities is what needs to be done to understand the local dynamic and so it creates this tension within the mission where you want to be engaged and part of the community but also have enough distance to avoid those kind of situations so i do think it's a dilemma where there isn't an easy. answer and i think that there is the zero tolerance policy and some of that is being implemented but again. really
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understanding the limits of peacekeeping in some of these situations is part of the story and really having implementing that zero tolerance policy and being willing to send troops home if they violate it is part of the story as well so we talked a lot about how it would be very important to have a focus on you know from the bottom up but clearly. the top to the bottom is also important how do those two things work in n. tand adam out put that to you first and then we'll go to separate. well i just came back from south sudan and i think there's an interesting dynamic there where i think the mission is doing work at the local level to do conflict resolution around issues of cattle land riverine rights and seeing that as related to the national peace process in south sudan seeing that for example roughly eighty percent of the cattle actually have partial ownership by the powerbrokers in juba and
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understanding that resolution of local conflicts can filter back up and help stabilize situations to support the peace process but also that when the leaders of a country like salva kiir and react machar make a statement that they're willing to explore peace there is the possibility for greater reconciliation at the local level and i think that the civil affairs for example in an miss is doing an excellent job in seeing those links and beginning to tease them out it doesn't mean it solves the problem but that that analysis of understanding that there is no distinction between local and national in the minds of the people that are involved in this is i think a first step and and defining that analysis is something i do see happening in some of the missions today severing the seas some of the same. yes except that the friends they have who hunt trying to brutal conflict resolution into practice in united nations peacekeeping mission they always tell me that it is a result of resistance from their colleagues from the united nations leadership in
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new york would tell them oh i don't need to you know priority should be interacting with the need to be interacting with government entities that again to me and who are a friend a huge problem because if you want results thank you door like in congo like he finally met you and you want to rid of all of the local comp they are adamant i have been working out you need to do that and rest would rebel and most important. i and yours right united nations if it were diplomats who didn't know who will come . well you can imagine you and i or i the arms were intended to go to a sudanese or congolese elite and say oh we know what's going on and we're going to solution your problem but it would be an incomplete. work cinching but your great united nations work on it usually in the great work is done relying on the edges in people from foreign countries in the pacific to later in it because wait and see
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really how does additions to your problem and then tell you what we're going to do you resell your problem and we of course read a lot of return from and among low people and also at the need to know how do we resolve conflicts within those everybodys i think that will hopefully be able to get more local hires if you think more local hires what would make a difference not necessary oh yes yes local hires would be good because reading fortunes in the number of people is the responsibility given because you do have a lot of local people who work within the united nations peacekeeping mission and they work and by respects security guards as the french of these are people who are implementing projects total consigned by foreigners and what i think we need is to political will people in decision making positions to give them any responsibility in finding the programs they don't bear will pay on your understanding of the local
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conditions out of it as you said as the secretary general is keenly aware and concerned about what's going on there is this you know general talk of reforms but what type of reforms and we've talked a whole a lot about the types of the things that you are talking about take time what what what can you see happening and media late to make a difference if anything pranked very little immediately will make a huge difference one one reform that i think is sometimes on the scene but they could make a big difference is on the management side which is there's an idea to give greater delegated authority to missions to make decisions about how they use their. any and what i've found is exactly the dynamic that severance referred to is is the closer you get to the field the better understanding you have about what the dynamics are and the better able you are to respond to it delegating authority into the field and giving them greater autonomy to be more flexible in dynamic with their use of funds could help there that could be a fairly quick. answer i think there are certain capacities that the secretary
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general has prioritized. if you see if you think of peacekeeping as roughly shrinking over time now having a smaller static footprint greater mobility assets helicopters the ability to get out to some of these areas faster could have a quick response and impact in a place like mali as well where i think they're considering that so there are there are some kind of operational things that could shift i think really what would make a difference is a different form of engagement with countries ahead of sending a mission in and really testing the political will before you decide to send a big mission in and understanding that in some countries you may not have much political traction from the beginning and be willing to look that in the face and say maybe sending peacekeepers in at this point isn't the best option so thinking about mandating and understanding the context you're going into testing political will with governments early i think is one of the key things that could be done quite right away actually i didn't mention interesting points that severing how
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about that how about the idea of a little more analysis being a little more sober minded about about what it is you're going to do before you even go to these places. then it would be wrong to fill in and the other reform that i then was mentioning giving more autonomy to peacekeeping missions to peacekeepers on the ground that would also be and tactic but i would like to add one more thing i think the un can also make a region want to be a trick or treat in human resources in that the one thing left in poland that they send to the c.e.o. and all of the criteria they use to recruit people to the way things work right now and does one reason all come about to be against the people who are going to be the gratings of the nation who implemented a lot of the programs that we were talking about in terms of its authority in terms of elections and then during term x. in the population all of the people are recruited based on what they call what i
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call the schematics on whether the no bad center of human life is a bunch of election potential and not about whether they know something about the club three of the real age where they're going to be working so you mentioned you have a ph d. in of gender studies well and you were sent to a home to work on gender in maggie or in congo the thing about money or bust it's really difficult for you to do anything and yet you can go on the job going take a lot of time and you know enough above the local conditions to be effective i to be able to figure out what you do to the local context and so the first and the implementing hands and arms and the kind of cut and paste responses that if you do live it and then be the use again in congo and then in my memory yes and then you then well you're going to really need to include people could know about their
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local conditions for so she's talking yes and apologies political scientists it's the all of them after all this and these others and to be on tree are said ok then . yeah but. i'm so sorry severino i could let you talk all day because you have. such a great perspective but that will have to be the last for both of you is a wonderful important conversation thank you so much adam day and severino to sara appreciate it and thank you for watching you can see the program again at any time if you go our website al-jazeera dot com for the discussion about our facebook page that's facebook dot com board slash a.j. and side story you can also join the conversation on twitter our handle is at ha inside story for me richelle carey the entire team i put out.
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