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ucas defense secretary has even suggested putting troops on the streets to help if barca has more from london. jody chesney and yusef marquis are the latest ninth and tenth teams to be fatally stabbed this year this is the london parkway jody chesney was murdered stabbed in the back as she played music with friends the victims were both seventeen ten teenagers have been killed in stabbings this year twenty seven in the past twelve months the killings of course outrage and a fierce national debate nine of my friends were shot dead in the last one was shot fifty seven times this is sheldon thomas a former gang member who now advises young people and politicians on violent crime he believes the current debate been heightened because recent victims have been white and middle class why does it take a middle class person to be killed before they use the word crisis when poor whites and blacks are being killed for many years over fifteen twenty years we've had countless of young people stabbed in exactly the same way shot dead and yet that it
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wasn't considered a crisis where. if you just showed and thomas once the author to pay more attention to the impact of social media and a culture that glorifies guns a knife crime this is drill music to police believe it fuels rival gang violence this group of ten eleven was recently fired for mentioning death or injury in their music money girls and respect that the gang is what throws in very world social media is their broadcast social media is the mom social media is the bag and in their world what you call a surge in knife crime rate justice it's very verge of justice finding a solution to knife crime is now in the hands of the government and police a growing number of young people have lost their lives in a cycle of mindless violence that has shocked us all the responsibility for these crimes lies with the perpetrators of them but we must all do more to ensure that
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justice is served but the government faces tough questions over funding. but of lead to the lowest police numbers in decades public services that were there to support young people have been systematically stripped away you cannot keep community safe on the cheap by cuts and privatized action you have to invest in all of our communities police chiefs want to implement a surge against knife crime and review powers to stop and search people they've been given to the end of the week to set out exactly how much investment they need there are fewer offices there for this less placing going on and there's more crime so there's some sort of link it's not the only thing that explains what's going on but it is part of the equation poverty drugs gangs abusive homes psychological problems deep cuts in policing not to mention an online culture that seems to glamorize and glorify violence there's no single reason why young people are
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carrying knives while teens are murdering teens on britain's streets and that suggests there's no single solution barca al-jazeera london. still to come on al-jazeera in this news hour south korea's government plans to take extraordinary measures to combat pollution in many of the country's major cities. and sport claims that formula one is ignoring human rights abuses in bahrain weeks out in this year's race that. business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places together.
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and south korea's president. has ordered his government to take extraordinary measures to combat pollution seven major cities including seoul have recorded high concentrations of fine dust particles that can cause illness measures include shutting down public parking lots and limiting the number of cars and out on the road. as well from so. the people of seoul and other cities throughout south korea have been breathing this now for the best part of a week and in the past few days the government has been holding emergency meetings trying to figure out ways of dealing with it they've put in place a number of special measures such as controlling traffic on the roads putting controls on construction sites power stations and giving instructions to things like elementary schools not to have outdoor activities but there's very little the government can do here about the prevailing winds and it's got a lot of this pollution has come from neighboring china in fact president moon j.n.
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of south korea this wednesday morning giving an instruction that south korea should be working more with china on what is seen here as a shared problem it's thought a lot of this pollution comes from deserts in china with the fine dust being sucked up into the atmosphere mixing with pollution from factories and power stations and then being pushed by the prevailing winds just far enough to cover the korean peninsula but not strong enough to take it any further so sophisticated cities like seoul having to wait for a change in the wind direction before it can get a breath of fresh air. after nations from the champions league and the restless fought over to joe. lauren thank you paris sentiment are on the verge of going through to the champions league quarter finals despite trailing to munches seen ninety five minutes of their round of sixteen game remaining in
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a car can fire the red bull the red devils back into the contention in the tie in just the second minute one but not extended delayed at the french champions ten minutes later the cocher had his second after p.s.g. kohli generally just before the phone failed to keep hold of the ball man united lead to one on the night but first leg advantage sees them holding on to a three two overall lead on yet. in the other game room are locked at three three on aggregate with porto denny illiteracy scored from the penalty spot to put romero in front over the two legs but. porto ahead on the night and levelled the tie as it stands it is going to extra time and investigations underway at one of the world's top horseracing tracks to find out why twenty one horses have died there in the last two months california son tourney to park has been closed indefinitely after another horse had to be euthanized there on choose day the track is due to host the breeders cup in november experts are trying to find out if the track surface is
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blamed with some saying the region's unusually wet and cold winter has damaged it earlier we spoke to daily racing form journalist jay proven who told al jazeera the problem may lie with the way the track is being managed. but i've spoken to a number of trainers right now their main thought is just trying to figure out how they're going to keep their horses training for races that they had expected to ride and they're obviously concerned over what has gone are but i do know that a number of trainers top traders hall of fame trainers have continued to work their horses over the surface and that to me is indicative of people who don't believe that the root cause of this is solely the surface because i can't imagine that they would be jeopardizing the health of their horses and their top quality forces by consistently working over a track that they thought have extreme underlying issues with it but i think there
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are other factors that have contributed to the situation here there's pressure that has been put on trainers to run more the track has tried to run more races per day than they have in years past and i think the cumulative effect of some of those things have contributed to the situation. the formula one season gets underway in a matter of weeks but human rights groups have criticized f one management for looking the other way at a pieces carried out in bahrain the country house this season second rice human rights watch is concerned about the case of activist nature and. if he was jailed for three years after criticising the rice and social media in two thousand and seventeen in a lesser form when one says that the bahamian government assured them present had nothing to do with criticising the crime pre well they went on we were assured that anyone who mainly criticised or continues to criticize formula one in bahrain is free to don't do so can say whatever they want and would be left alone to do so
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from when one is committed to respecting internationally recognised human rights and its operations globally. i am. middle east research at human rights watch she is highly critical of formula one's response their response formula one's response is a clear indication that they have not taken this case reset this case very seriously the fact that they're relying on assurances from the bahamian government that no punitive measures will be will be taken against activists and that. conviction and sentence had nothing to do with her peaceful opposition to the formula one races is just false and all the evidence points to the contrary so in a restaurant heard one week after she released a series of posts critical of holding the formula one racism but then we reviewed we human rights watch reviewed the evidence that the public prosecutions submitted against and found that they relied very very heavily on her social media
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posts opposing the holding of the one with one verses and back then as well as calling for marches to release to release the protesters that have been imprisoned due to their role in opposing reform without one races and formula one has also seen the court judgement and that's why they raised their concerns with the back in the government in the first place and so relying on baseless assurances by the bahamian government that the charges have nothing to do with the. opposition to the theorists this is false and they have seen the evidence claiming otherwise for me no one should publicly call on the bahamian government to drop the charges against most national himself that are related to her exercising her right to free speech and they should also use their leverage with the bahamian government to pressure them to conduct an investigation into her allegations of torture and of treatment
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and what the officers were subjected heard that the treatment to account was only a couple of months ago that andy murray broke down in taiz in australia fairing a hip injury could end his tennis career with a second operation behind him the three time grand slam champion is tentatively targeting the doubles competition at wimbledon this year and he says he's feeling much better about the future. i'm in no pain when i'm walking around and stuff so you know that was the reason for having that the operation the first place so i feel there's still a lot happier and much in myself. on a daily basis yeah it was pretty good take us back to the cheerful press conference because you must have been a a very low point to speak like that to speak about the interview career you know but i was struggling you know i was struggling for a long time and you could see that in just the way i was walking around in terms of you know limping it everywhere i was going so it was it was tough enough to ask i'm so sick kind of spoke from my heart a little bit and kind of opened up and it been been tough kind of eighteen months
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so i feel much better after i've done it. had the operation now and feel good question mine's back to november and you may remember this terrifying crash in formula three. that was eighteen year old german driver sofia floor smashing into a barrier at two hundred sixty seven kilometers an hour during a race in macau china an accident in which she broke her spine but following surgery and rehab this was her on wednesday back behind the wheel for testing in italy anjan five days after the crash she's happy to be back. after the crash i never really thought about not continuing so i was always saying yes i'm going to continue and i'm going to train hard and now hope to be back as soon as possible so
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yeah this was one with you ation much just was looking forward so much to to be able to drive again as soon as possible and marcus rush that is just scored a penalty and selfish time to put man united ahead on the way goals and it's back to you in london. thank you very much indeed to and that's it for me for this news admin i'll be back in a moment and on a full roundup of the day's news. team it. thailand's military government is accused of using repressive bulls to silence the child critics. but a new brigade of asa's is fighting back what i want
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a snake's thailand's rebel losses. zero your men killed a mother and son on that way to an appointment sadly the insurgents don't wear uniforms block or so it is seemed long ago with the was off the american occupation of iraq matthew has on hold an arrogance to account trump tower twenty sixteen how come you didn't mention not meeting to congress and i did i don't know if i got the transcript wrong. i don't think you're that sharp but you can tell the difference between a polish guy a french guy or your charming head to head on a. call the muslim which is saying has now been held in pretrial detention for two years what is his crime. why hasn't he been tried yet why hasn't justice been applied in this case is he detained because he said. as journalism become a crime have malls become a tool to silence weiss's of truth we will continue i news coverage with
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professionalism and impartiality our work will remain credible and accurate but journalism is not a crime incarcerating journalists is not acceptable we demand the immediate release of all colleague mahmoud to say and all journalists detained in a gyptian jails free mahmoud's and all his colleagues we stand for press freedom. satellite images seem to show that north korea is rebuilding a long range rocket launch site president trump said he'd be very disappointed if it were true.
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on our intended this is our jazeera live from london also coming up a record breaking trade deficit the new data which reveals the u.s. trade deficit has hit a ten year high. germany extends its ban on sending weapons to saudi arabia despite pressure from european allies to end it. the european commission declares the migration crosses over but says structural problems within europe still remain. a u.s. president donald trump has responded to reports that north korea has begun work to restore our space rocket launch site just days after talks with kim jong un ended in failure he said he would be very disappointed if they were true satellite images appear to reveal that buildings at the site in the north west of the country have been rebuilt it's
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a very early report we're the ones that put it out but i would be very very disappointed in germany and i don't think i will be but we'll see what happens we'll take a look it will ultimately get solved. the pledge to dismantle aside had been seen as a confidence building measure between pyongyang and washington and actually o'brien reports. these satellite images appear to show north korea's rocket launch site the web site thirty eight north which specializes in studying the reclusive state says they show efforts to rebuild between february sixteenth and march second. and those dates put it right around last week's summit in vietnam that's where u.s. president donald trump walked away saying he couldn't meet kim jong un's demands to lift sanctions analysts say this could be punching back the north koreans haven't actually used it for a long range test missiles they've used it in past for satellite launches which
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a lot of people say for double as missile tests but they haven't actually sort of formally used for missile tests and it's not necessarily clear that the rebuild is actually leading up to that my own sense is that this is sort of peek at the way donald trump treated them in north korea are in vietnam this into the strategic and international studies says the images show rapid rebuilding at a site partly dismantled last year when p.r. nyang entered talks with the u.s. and south korea here if you're reading you right it's not immediately clear though how the satellite images could have fixed the fragile nuclear diplomacy. that japan has its eyes fixed on north korea's nuclear missile development have been gathering and analyzing information i will refrain from commenting in detail due to the nature of the matter. how much you know would you change under the current situation we hope that all related parties can take the right approach to
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resolving the korean peninsula issue through political dialogue and by meeting each other halfway trumps national security advisor john bolton has already warned north korea it must be willing to completely give up its nuclear weapons program or it could face even tougher sanctions elixir brian al-jazeera. meanwhile the un has warned that north korea is facing severe food shortages after suffering its worst harvest in more than a decade u.n. figures show production of staple crops like soybeans and potatoes a down by more than a third last month north korea's government warned it's facing a shortfall of one point four million tons of food this year the country's long struggle to feed itself nearly half the population is in need of humanitarian assistance. u.s. trade deficit has had to record
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a ten year high which almost nine hundred billion dollars this despite promises on the campaign trail by u.s. president donald trump to revive american manufacturing and reduce u.s. dependence on imported goods a white house correspondent can be helped that has more. the report by the u.s. commerce department stands in stark contrast to what president donald trump said just days ago on the use or trade deficits were down last month there was trying to find out why what would take him in a lot of tariff money and it's go right to the bottom line and it has reduced the trade deficit so in reality new data shows the trade gap between the united states and china in particular has widened last year by forty three billion to four hundred and nineteen billion it's a result of an increase in exports from china to the united states well exports of u.s. goods dropped. and the u.s. trade gap overall well it's swelled to
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a ten year six hundred twenty one billion dollar high their numbers not seen since the global financial crisis of two thousand and eight that means quite simply that the united states imports far more goods and services worldwide that it sells this despite promises made by the u.s. president on the campaign trail in two thousand and sixteen that his policies would put america first in the global marketplace the u.s. is currently embroiled in a tit for tat trade war with china posing tariffs on more than two hundred fifty billion of chinese goods china hit back with tariffs on a hundred ten billion of us products as the two sides continue to negotiate trump has delayed his threat to impose tariffs on two hundred billion more of chinese imports in the u.s. and in september the white house released this video arguing the tariffs have already had a positive impact we're changing things and we're changing them fast but the
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commerce department numbers suggest a very different trade reality one the u.s. president seems unwilling to acknowledge kimberly helped at al-jazeera washington you know his states will revoke the visas of seventy seven people associated with venezuelan president nicolas maduro adding to a list of forty nine others whose visas were revoked on friday danielle crean i was among a group of diplomats who helped to return to venezuela on monday following a latin american tour. the ambassador has been accused of meddling in venezuela's internal affairs and has been given forty eight hours to leave the country germany says it's consulting its allies on how to respond. british an american made bombs have killed or injured nearly one thousand civilians in yemen according to a report by a yemeni monitoring group and a us human rights organization the report by matan a and the us based university
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network for human rights investigated twenty seven astronauts launched on yemen by the saudi led alliance between april twenty fifteen and a full twenty eighteen reporters there to renewed calls for london and washington to stop selling weapons to saudi arabia and the u.a.e. . germany has extended its arms sales ban on saudi arabia despite pressure from european partners such as britain and france the german foreign minister said the ban will continue until the end of the month to evaluate saudi arabia's military involvement in yemen and the restrictions were imposed after the merger saudi journalist. paul brennan has the story. there had already been enormous international concern over the tens of thousands of civilian deaths caused by saudi led coalition air strikes in yemen since twenty fifteen. and when saudi agents murdered the journalist in istanbul last october germany finally cried halt
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temporarily freezing existing arms deals and banning any new weapons contracts with the kingdom yet it often zakhar the finances and it's often said that it is a dilemma between morals and rail politic i think that's wrong the german government has had political principles since the year two thousand which say that we do not exporting countries in gauged in war zones. germany was not alone in its concerns last september spain council the sale of four hundred laser guided bombs to saudi arabia but unlike germany spain reinstated its deal a week later fearing the saudis my counselor two billion dollars order for spanish build corvettes. germany's embargo has even bigger implications. the typhoon eurofighter the saudi air force has more than fifty already and uses them in yemen the cockpit from fuselage spine fin and part of the refuse a large a made by b.a. systems in the u.k. the right wing and left leading wing edge made by spain allana and italy make the
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left wing and part of the refuse a large but the central fuselage is manufactured by germany and germany's export ban means britain can't deliver on a thirteen billion dollars deal to sell the next forty eight typhoon aircraft to saudi arabia. airbus's chief executive vented his frustration at the recent munich security conference that was you know but did you come to the conclusion to the germans are of the opinion the only day of responsible arms export policies and others don't analysts warn that the dispute is damaging strategic alliances all the claim of defense cooperation in europe. is it's fairly run the disowned by the idea that there is no real cooperation on and on and on the level of defense but. the recently told is that germany imposed a moratorium not because of yemen but because of the night of jamal khashoggi and
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saudi arabia's ongoing failure to adequately explain the full circumstances of the killing in the absence of a full explanation riyadh has so far given no reason at all to reverse its original decision paul brennan al-jazeera. i still has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed at least seventeen people in afghanistan's nine province four attackers raided the base of a construction company near jalalabad effort igniting a five hour gun battle and the attackers were also killed. strikes at one of kenya's main airports and grounded flights disrupting hundreds of journeys right place were deployed to disperse protesting workers outside nairobi as german canet or airport the country's aviation workers union is locked in a dispute with kenya airways of a contracts and job security after an story reports. it's made morning at one of africa's busiest airports one thousand workers at
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nairobi's job working at international airport are on strike impacting operations they're protesting against a planned merger between the national airline kenya airways and kenya airports authority a state agency which manages the airport they say the deal is shrouded in secrecy they're afraid they might lose their jobs and want clarity police used tear gas to disperse them and arrested some of their leaders. they then came to this hotel to regroup and strategize they told us they will not retreat until they get their answers. there's. hundreds of passengers are stranded kenya air force personnel have been deployed to help with security issues the airport handles roughly two hundred flights a day and thousands of people transit through daily several flights have been
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canceled passengers have been taken to different hotels but many are still waiting for any word about their flights some of being told to go and check in but it's.

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