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and essential medication to ease patients suffering. the government blames u.s. economic sanctions but dr glasgow argues the decline began long before they were imposed. i never thought i'd see this in my life in a rich country like ours personally wrote forty five death certificates for patients who never should have died. and as venezuela's political and economic crisis worsens it's almost certain they will not be the last to see in human. than israela. the start of argentina school year has been postponed by a three day teachers' strike they say wages aren't keeping up with inflation which reached nearly fifty percent last year the government's trying to pull the economy out of recession with a widely criticized program. on al-jazeera i would be very very disappointed in germany. they didn't get
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a nuclear deal now donald trump's worried about what north korea is doing with a missile sites. the threat on their doorstep. is confronting a growing humanitarian crisis. hello there for some of us in the u.s. it's been pretty wet to recently for take a look at the satellite picture we can see this huge area of clouted is covering many of us along that western coast and working its way up towards canada as well not only is it brought us some rain but also lots of rather lively lightning as well pretty impressive to look at but it is causing a few problems and the whole system is just rumbling its way eastwards as we head through the next couple of days elsewhere in the temperatures have been well below average recently but they're not quite as low now we all see more in the way of
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cloud and wintry weather just make its way eastwards and to the south of that is generally turning far milder now to the south we're seeing a few showers here particularly over parts of cuba jamaica through haiti and into the dominican republic and this area again is looking fairly unsettled on friday expect some more showers here and talking of showers there's plenty of them over parts of south america at the moment they stretch from the northeastern parts of brazil around four to laser all the way down towards rio now rio has been pretty wet recently but those showers are just edging a little bit further towards the south so they could be more breaks developing in those showers as we had three thursday and friday but as we had three thursday and friday for argentina things are going to get worse we're looking at very heavy thundery downpours on friday. the world's pollinators are in decline. in this episode. we meet
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entomologists on opposite sides of the planet protecting insects of all sizes crucial to preserving food chains. i've come to the u.k. to see how old industrial sites are being turned into bug reserves in an attempt to reverse this worrying trend. fighting insect to get on on al-jazeera. hello again the top stories on al-jazeera chinese telecom giant weiwei is suing the u.s. government and is accusing washington of hacking its servers and stealing e-mails the u.s. considers while his products as a security threat and says beijing can use its equipment to spy on federal agencies
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the company denies the allegation. venezuela has expelled the german ambassador for welcoming opposition leader one fido back to caracas crying or has been accused of meddling in venezuela's internal affairs he's been given forty eight hours to leave the country the start of argentina's school year has been postponed by a three day teacher strike they say wages aren't keeping up with inflation which reached nearly fifty percent last year. british and american weapons have been used to kill and wound hundreds of civilians in yemen that's according to a report by a yemen based human rights group findings were based on more than two dozen attacks by the saudi and u.a.e. led coalition which were documented between twenty fifteen and twenty eighteen and the u.s. congressional committee. he has been told the white house needs to do more to end the war and yet men the warning comes from expert testimony gathered by members of
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the house of representatives it says the fighting could create long term instability and pose a future threat to the united states alan fischer reports from washington. from the hearing room in washington they discussed how to bring an end to almost five years of fighting thousands of kilometers away but this is no detached former war the us is part of the sodium led coalition confronting the fighters and the subcommittee chairman says request to certify the coalition is doing all it can to reduce civilian deaths have been ignored by the trump white house the administration brazenly ignored the february night certification deadline the administration continues to refuse to certify ignoring a law supported by both republicans and democrats the war which escalated dramatically in march twenty fifteen has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis the united nations says twenty four million people need humanitarian assistance fourteen point three million need food and water simply to survive one
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expert witness told the committee there can be no humanitarian fix a political solution the humanitarian situation in yemen has sharply declined over the course of the war but any amount emergency humanitarian situation solution without a political settlement will not be enduring the house of representatives has voted to and u.s. funding for the war in yemen a move donald trump says he'll veto it one human rights activist says there must be an end to arm seems to the saudi coalition says two thousand and fifteen the us has supported saddam attacks in yemen to civilians by sitting millions in bumps and other weapons and providing military and political supports trump administration continues to support the saudis insisting it's an important regional partner especially when combating militants in the area but there's a warning continued involvement is creating future problems for the us this is
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a four year policy the has failed it has incurred significant cost to the united states generating greater instability and potential new rounds of terrorism in the arabian peninsula both sides agreed. to ceasefire around he did a port in yemen in december after un brokered peace talks while there's optimism that the leads to broader talks there's no sign a political settlement is near and the committee was told us needs to use its influence to get people around the table and the bombs and bullets as a weed to end the fighting. al-jazeera washington meanwhile america's trade deficit has reached a record high it's a blow for president donald trump who has been trying to reduce the gap between u.s. imports and exports by imposing tariffs on chinese goods more from our white house correspondent kimberly halkett. the report by the u.s. commerce department stands in stark contrast to what president donald trump said just days ago and you saw the trade deficits went down last month there was trying
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to find out why well we're taking a lot of tariff money and it's going 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 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
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put america first in the global marketplace the u.s. is currently embroiled in a tit for tat trade war with china posing tariffs and 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 commerce department numbers suggest a very different trade reality one the u.s. president seems unwilling to acknowledge kimberly helped at al-jazeera washington and the u.s. president has responded to reports that north korea has begun work to restore iraq at longside just days after talks with kim jong un ended in failure here's what he
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said i would be very disappointed if that were happening it's a very early report we're the ones that put it out but i would be very very disappointed in chairman kim and i don't think i will be but we'll see what happens we'll take a look pyongyang had begun to dismantle the facility last year as a confidence building measure following the first summit between trump and kim alexy o'brian 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
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actually used it for a long range test missiles they've used it in the past for satellite launches which 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. international study says the images show rapid rebuilding at a site partly dismantled last year when people entered talks with the u.s. and south korea here if you really need to go 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
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current situation we hope that all related parties can take the right approach to 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. the u.n. says burkina faso is facing a full blown humanitarian crisis with almost a million people in need of urgent help attacks by armed groups and communal violence have forced tens of thousands from their homes in the past two months now reports. storming a school in the hands of attackers is more than just a training exercise for these soldiers. troops and brick enough also face unprecedented violence led by armed groups in neighboring mali now the attackers
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threaten areas just hours away from the capital ouagadougou. the troops are already fighting in mali as part of a un peacekeeping mission there are already overstretched in the equipped. because we can contribute to international mission yes but first mission to defend your country but the threat comes from within. was a preacher from the northern region of who joined. an armed group based in mali calling on people back home to rise up against their government was killed in an airstrike in two thousand and seventeen attacks targeting both civilians and the state are intensifying tearing communities apart. so want to go russ mine in our duty co no relation to have lived side by side russ monies from the mostly tribe from the poll community in january most people attacked their poll neighbors with machetes and guns after mostly mayor was it gunned down in an attack nearby the
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border. they burnt our village our livestock everything we owned is gone we want justice. the most herders who criss cross the border between mali and brick enough asta to feed their cattle of supporting armed groups. community members attacked their mostly neighbors in retaliation burning entire villages including response home. we sense it was coming i had prepared myself to leave because of the feeling of suspicion quickly turned to hate the desire for violence was in the air it is still so intense. this cycle of violence has not only killed hundreds of people according to the un almost a million people are in need of urgent assistance aid agencies warn it is turning into a humanitarian emergency enough azo has seen recent search in armed
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attacks that cost one hundred thousand people to flee their homes and half of them have fled within the last couple of weeks. fear mistrust and attacks closer to its capital are fueling the violence in. the nation seems on the brink with the expanding conflict in the region now at its doorstep nicholas hawk al-jazeera. thailand is asia's new hub for big international art fairs but away from the glitz cigar galleries censorship laws and five years of army rural are making it tough for local artists in the lead up to this month's general election which is intended to restore civilian rule a wave of young artists are finding new ways to push the boundaries around rose reports from bangkok. made headache stencil a street artist who uses spray cans to satirize thailand's ruling army since the
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twenty fourteen military coup has led a movement of political artists who are finding ways to avoid the country's streak censorship rules. approach army passy a former generals is heavily to win this month's general election but headache hopes his message will shake up the establishment but i would have been my current government has stayed longer than normal i've seen many military supporters are now unwilling to support them and i think this is a turning point. for the public is starting to listen thanks to bands like rap against dictatorship there anthem condemning corruption politically impunity and the growing social divide went viral with close to sixty million views. the rap truth believe this song is popularity is the only reason they. will and then went on a little discussion is good and it should be free no one should fear being arrested or getting thrown into jail for talking about politics on. laws which protect the
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ruling military and mana key from criticism have been used on an unprecedented scale since the army took over shortly after the coup actress wanted man kong was imprisoned for two and a half years for performing in a university play that was interpreted as criticizing the world family. i'll pray it's. very dangerous for them because. something that they don't want people to know about in this climate of crackdowns and censorship on out of thailand is actually hosted got exposed in the past year including the bank called. curation say they operate in a climate of fear with soldiers who write it galleries and removed artworks critical of the military government officials argue censorship is needed to maintain peace in
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a polarized political landscape. type people have a lot of freedom there's barely any problem but whenever you're leaning towards one side slanderous someone and present false information as fact and i think we take it seriously. but look repression only lead to move rebellion and rhymes. al-jazeera bangkok you can watch the full documentary thailand's rebel artists on want to unease that twenty to thirty g.m.t. on thursday right here on al-jazeera. the top stories this hour chinese telecom giant weiwei is suing the us government and is accusing washington of hacking its servers and stealing e-mails the u.s. considers why waste products a security threat and says beijing can use its equipment to spy on federal agencies
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the company denies the allegations. the u.s. government had said. that it has hacked into service and this story and e-mails and this. disease the us government has never parole why do you. suppose. that we pose a security strict. a us government. effort to a company and. venezuela expelled the german ambassador for a while coming up with a back to iraq us daniel criner has been accused of meddling event as well as internal affairs and has been given forty eight hours to leave. the starts of argentina has been postponed by a three day teachers strike they say wages aren't keeping up with inflation which
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reached nearly fifty percent last year the government is trying to pull the economy out a recession with a controversial austerity program but british and american weapons have been used to kill hundreds of civilians in e.m.a.n. that's according to a report by yemen based human rights groups the findings were based on more than two dozen attacks by the saudi and u.a.e. led coalition which were documented between twenty fifteen and twenty eighteen the us president has responded to reports that north korea is restoring a rocket launch site partially dismantled last year donald trump says he'll be disappointed and if the reports prove to be true and america's trade deficit has reached a record high it's a blow for president trump who has been trying to reduce the gap between u.s. imports and exports by imposing tariffs on chinese goods those are the headlines earthrise is up next on al-jazeera. thailand's military government is accused of
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using repressive laws to silence critics. but a new brigade of artists is fighting back what i want a snake's thailand's rebel lasts one zero zero. zero and. insects make up eighty percent of the species on earth through over two hundred million of them for every human they play a critical role pollinating crops decomposing waste and supporting food chains. but a german study from twenty seventeen has coolest worldwide alarm showing that in some
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areas flying insect numbers of food and by over seventy five percent in the last twenty seven years and humans are to blame if development and pesticide use continue we could soon face what some experts are calling insect to get in the ecological collapse of the insect population whether to how can it would change life on earth as we know it. i mean our beloved home in new zealand where an enterprising group of scientists are bringing a dinosaur era insect back from the brink of extinction and i'm guillory to robbie in great britain to see how overlooked industrial waste lands are being turned into bug reserves. new zealand is rich in wildlife and because of its isolation there are hundreds of plants and animals but it won't hit the fan. found nowhere else but human
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introduced pests have threatened and even want out many space suits one of those in the navy better congo it's one of the world's heaviest in six and has been around for one hundred ninety million use even out leaving the dinosaurs they used to be found although the new zealand but now big close to extinction. these amazing aging creatures play a vital role in the ecosystem and without them other native plants and wildlife could also disappear forever. the o'loghlin zoo has launched a set of programs to save the. starting with a new interactive exhibition that aims to excite the next generation about in six. flags on their. featuring
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a giant tree model in six with educational games and puzzles bug lab shows just how fascinating excellent. double what do you like about the. c.b.c. radio these are really. these children have never seen a way to punk yet had they lived several generations ago they would have spotted them in the garden. reading center guide coast a big family explains why we should all kids bored out on the cheap in six there was a mayday and people just dismissed them and i knew that they're really really important for the environment may as how everything works together with that and sticks with me here how important is it to take its young people about in seconds i will have a future right for the other ones are going to have to be helping turn the kids and fix cyclist up and become an inventor i can really connect with them fix it and i did and for a number of my view it's been that kind of
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a bright proud expression. it's a business can be great for raising awareness for causes but it's just on the other side of the zoo that some really significant work is being done to protect and revive the threatened what a punkah i'm meeting ben goodwin an entomologist at oakland zoos who played upon good breeding program hey ben page hi you can think sorry this is where i would have kept. off seeing. this is one of the world's only industrialized insect conservation programs providing the optimum line temperature conditions which upon go to these are the ones that you read so about some adult would appear in here it's incredible. they one of the heaviest and six in the world this is an adult so they don't get too much bigger than us which upon the can weigh up to seventy grams that's the equivalent of three small mice to think i can hold
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her hopes are big shot wow. that's incredible do they do they fly not so they're totally flightless they're not really good camouflage they're nocturnal so they are very very well adapted for. predators memos and just now on the mount says that when i started to die out they were considered really common and so the middle part of the ice in hundreds and humans extremely disturbed misreads new zealand and one to a century and i scraped start her sites in one island for the birds the fact the bathing credible why would you say they left on their own functions to lie in the ecology so it's foliage does messy players and i was the ground. for a species which i read about in books as a kind of star i feel privileged to be with. the breeding program started in two thousand and twelve with only twelve since then over three and
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a half thousand in six have been. released onto a few key islands which still provide the ideal conditions for them to flourish today bends readying a batch for transport. so they will be the easiest ones to learn because it allows us so this whole thing comes out i like to harden these little choose to rule and there's a surprise that you want to be taking to the island yeah once they've got a bit of sauce on them they're a little bit more of us the few inches to the side of the wall just up for you know if you're not sure which is you know yeah that's. right that's the first female so i just tell a here. what's the success rate of your rating program up to about eighty percent survival rate which is really really good. to see me upset that we reckon them up i'm sure that. that's what it was going to encounter right. sense everything which we're going to release its bet here. we
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found three hundred eighty five ways have packed and ready to move it's time to head to the docks. we're off to a private island in the how to keep gulf when a four still hospitable to west. it's a one hour boat journey from the mainland. rod and sue the reuter the island's own is an avid conservationists who have given their land over to the protection of native species and. yeah yeah yeah right and in. fact i've always been involved in the releases as much as possible in two thousand and three rodents who finally breed the island of invasive mammals like rats stoats and feral cats making it a safe home full weight of hunger. we never really looked at their selves as i mean
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as more as god and so this wonderful place that we privilege of growing up and how does releasing the one upon going to the island actually fit into all of your plans sorry they're critical to the health of our land nothing exists in our selection so when a punk or that of one of the missing links for them enough money to go through this is part of the jigsaw. a row crucial piece of the landscape here the young in sixty will need to be handled carefully. selecting the perfect spot for their new home. how do you choose the thoughts where you release wes's yes so this is one of our early sites here and so we want to look for places got lots of modern sports and some where it's got lots and lots of good food plants as well. larry flint this is incredible hello how old is this tree just needed to be about
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eight hundred years old. you can see the pellet from one of the wood a plant that's not so good way to sometimes to take it presents if you can actually find them and that's all this is really important for the ecosystem and yes let's hope it full and that translates recycling will be eating and that's good for the plants and the soil health finding these droppings is entirely a sign of a healthy environment but also evidence of an already thriving population that will surely boca you come this this is kind of the ideal spot for the best place in the wall and for them to be released into this is going to heaps and heaps and heaps of holes for when opponent has one of their preferred food plants they can go from the tree and the spear is right across the whole forest here because of the huge crown on. the west who will be released at night when they are based active this peak tape will help us find this spot in the dark later on.
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i can't believe they have trusted me with things what are. our eyes it's the start of the release like here yeah. you can see a much more active when. this one i'm going to release more on this trial now with more. so how important is it for you to reestablish what a pond a hero it's often because of just giving back something that probably would have been here years and years ago hopefully the droppings well into the forest.
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and not on. your skin in a real soft touch on the back. so how much longer do you think you're retiring they source of releases for all but a few more laces today and then after that it's mainly just monitoring the populations. which upon the now exist on for islands as invasive predators us lowly removed from other locations that number is expected to rise the hope is that one day later punk could return to the mainland they want thrived. there is certainly the change here in new zealand while people and institutions are taking action in support of native species the government has even committed to rid the country of human introduced pests by twenty fifteen there is still a way to go but at least the future is now looking optimistic.
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plants reproductive cells are found in its pollen. when an insect visits a flower to feed off its nectar pollen rubs off from the male stayman on to the insect and sticks to the has on its body. as insect moves on to another flower grains of pollen are transferred to the female stigma that's when pollination happens so that seeds and fruit produced. around seventy five percent of all crop species require pollination by an animal often insects including beads but also other animals such as bird.

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