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the u.a.e. why does sudan matter yeah sudan what it's of all because of the export of soldiers to fight their war supporters who are in yemen and this with any sort of fighting or the other thing is you know we there is regional politics you know you have. you know sudan have to be either between qatar or saudi arabia united states and actually we do not you know in sudan to be part of you know. power for their own interests and the interests of the country and its been its people and that is something that is going to be totally rejects that is that both the saudis and the u.a.e. have pledged to send $3000000000.00 worth of aid to sudan they've already deposited $500000000.00 into the central bank of saddam and this will strengthen saddam's financial position will it not know that i bought into the needs. who don't have
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a lot of resources what sudan is need is a good many of its failure to manage our resources resources we have more resources that any country in the region but we have failed corrupt government which is absolute rules so that all this time that is why we fairly comical but what we need we don't need a handout so the. used to give government handouts for the last 5 years but that never seems and that never actually improve the economic situation or life of the nice people what we need is the government which is the resenting the people the government with the will of the people the government the continually efficiency not a corrupt regime which i swear and feel we're offering can to govern us but how to mistake are you that the military leadership will hand over power to a civilian government. it to people will it is not very interested it's a piece of good news people want to do with the constellations and that it was
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going to hospitals but costs might be higher because most of these military leaders of the. language and make the calls are part of the core of what is good and what the are trying to do is to keep out of that it is didn't and that is what is going to derail any during democratic process and this is wife so that these people are his feet on the street and will be on. the market. to bring in a government which represent them which work for the interests of the people i'm little interest or for to go on thank you very much for speaking to us and sharing your views have his mom had civil society activists joining us after thank you for your time something you wrote about our state ahead on al-jazeera why the u.s. is adding to the list of criminal charges facing wiki leaks founder julian assange and last more on the calls for an international tribunal to be established to investigate i saw.
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out glances on al-jazeera. now watching al-jazeera live from doha top stories this hour british prime minister teresa mayes expected to announce her resignation after a meeting with conservative m.p.'s on friday that's according to several u.k. media outlets but theresa may is likely to stay on the job until june 10th. india's prime minister narendra modi's b j p party has been reelected with a huge landslide in parliamentary elections party told his supporters in new delhi that he's got a mandate to build a new india and saudi arabia's crown prince has met the 2nd in command of sudan's
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transitional military council to discuss corp in watson and his professionals have rallied in khartoum demanding a transition to a civilian government. by the dutch foreign minister is calling for an international tribunal to be established to investigate eisel it would look into claims the armed group committed genocide during its so-called caliphate across syria and iraq diplomatic editor james phrase has more from the united nations. the un called the crimes committed by both syria and iraq a genocide now there are calls for a new international tribunal to prosecute the individuals who aided and committed those crimes it comes from the foreign minister of the netherlands well i'm here because i'm confident that there should be an international tribunal because the skill of sea atrocities committed by eisel is such that it may be me amounts to
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genocide and this just defines an international tribunal he's reflecting called by human rights activists including music campaigner. she spoke to al-jazeera shortly after she received the nobel. peace prize. for yes thank you and then we see that the rights of easy to people have not been given to them but we have not stopped our efforts we are doing it tireless work yeah that and we hope that very soon we will be able to see justice taking its place the country calling for the new tribunals of the netherlands is the home of the international criminal court in the hague but neither of the countries where i sall set up its caliphates syria or iraq are signatories to the treaty that governs the court the security council does have the power to create completely new tribunals human rights watch
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is among those who want them to do so but their un director says there mustn't be selective justice or this is needed desperately but let's make it broader and let's make sure that all kinds of perpetrators are looked at because there are there there is more to this conflict then i saw we all know that various parts of the un already investigating possible war crimes in syria and iraq setting up a tribunals to prosecute those crimes will require the security council to give agreement a number of permanent members are likely to have misgivings the u.s. for example will be concerned that its own military could be prosecuted for what it bombed raca and other eisel areas and russia in the past has objected to any accountability mechanism for syria james bows out his era at the united nations in
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libya fighter jets have bombed the offices of a breakaway faction of one of the 2 competing governments no one was hurt in the attack the building of this by members of the to book based house of representatives who moved to tripoli soon after the warlords heidi for have tar began his attack on the libyan capital in april the united nations backs the chimney. government of national accord. the u.s. government is considering an emergency declaration that would let it bypass a congressional ban on weapon sales society arabia u.s. officials and politicians are concerned the secretary of state michael impale and other senior aides want the president to be able to act without the approval of congress they say the president might use escalating tensions with iran as a reason to sell weapons to saudi arabia. julian assange just facing new charges in the u.s. bringing the total to 18 the u.s. justice department is accusing him of unlawfully publishing the names of classified sources and conspiring with former army intelligence analyst chelsea manning to
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obtain classified information in 2010 wiki leaks published thousands of secret diplomatic cables from the state department swedish prosecutors are currently trying to extradite assange from the u.k. to face a rape charge. has more from washington. the federal indictment of julian a songe cover a sweeping 18 charges 70 of them are counts that he violated the espionage act and there's an additional hacking charge and altogether if convicted back to back they carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison now the indictment alleges that a song in 2010 worked with former intelligence analyst chelsea manning to unlawfully obtain classified information and then publish it on wiki leaks it says that these documents were hundreds of thousands of pages of war logs and diplomatic papers that revealed the names of classified sources inside iraq and afghanistan
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these were people who were helping u.s. military in their efforts there and their lives were put at risk because of this disclosure the indictment also says that this endangered the national security of the united states now songe is currently in a jail cell in london where he's serving a 50 week sentence for having skipped bail he was arrested in april after being injected from the ecuadorian embassy if you recall that's where he had been for almost 7 years hiding from authorities who had wanted to prosecute him for rape in sweden now that he's no longer under diplomatic protection under ecuador those allegations of rape have been reopened in sweden coupled with this u.s. counts of violating the espionage act now it's a question of which country gets to go after him 1st once he's released from jail in london the u.s.
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has already moved toward extradition. present donald trump has made pentagon officials to discuss the rising tensions with iran the u.s. has already sent extra warships and fine suggests to the region over the past few weeks saying it's facing unspecified threats from tehran iran's president hassan rouhani says his country won't give in to pressure from washington even if it's bombed the acting defense secretary has downplayed the possibility of war. i want to wish to risk coverage just do it so. i think those are fair comments on our job just trance this is not about we have a mission but it's just freedom of navigation. counterterrorism and syria is correct next feedstocks by the. security of israel jordan. to sri lanka now where a buddhist monk accuse of inciting violence against muslims in 2014 has been
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released from prison the head of the buddhist power force was granted a presidential pardon while serving a 6 year sentence the pardon comes just weeks after a muslim owned buildings were attacked in an apparent reprisal for the easter sunday bombings in april may now fernandez has a report from kabul i have supporters of gul a good update me on a sort of fatal waited eagerly outside the valley could a prison in colombo a pardon signed by president michel policy say on wednesday night wiped clean his 6 year sentence for contempt of court but on thursday security concerns forced him to leave through would be a gate only to reappear at this temple in look ma gumma a short while later. his 1st stop was to pray. nam a sort of pedo has attracted controversy since he founded a nationalist buddhist organization in 2012 called the bull by the same meaning
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buddhist power force. responding to a rise in nationalism after the end of sri lanka civil war he began his campaign to protect what he called a single a buddhist identity but the organization has been accused of hate campaigns against the muslim community the theater himself was accused of instigating anti muslim riots in 2014 a charge he denies. nana's out of hero was jailed on contempt of court charges for insulting the judiciary in 2016 during a case into the disappearance of a journalist where military personnel were being investigated you know people they are targeting you know there's nothing they didn't but destroyed my character they killed me with out actually. child to me but there's a truth will provide we have and always will be committed and. they have been attacks against muslims one homes and businesses in recent weeks after the easter
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sunday bombings that targeted churches and hotels that killed more than 250 people so some are questioning the timing of his release genotypic devised in. the president is belittling the judicial system by his action and proving that the claims made by the buddhist priest against judicial offices and the attorney general's department a true on thursday the monk urged his supporters to stay calm during these tense times the controversial buddhist priest says after years of being vilified he's now been vindicated but some. would have to justify his decision to grant this presidential pardon. thailand's newly crowned prince. korn is presiding over the reopening of parliament this comes 2 weeks after thailand's electoral commission released stevie's olds of a controversial election in march the 1st of all since the military seize power in
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a call in 2014. not civil aviation regulators moran the world have failed to make a decision on when boeing 737 max a craft can return to service the u.s. aviation agency says approval for the jets to fly in the united states could come as early as late june by the f.a.a. says there is still no firm timetable 346 people were killed when 2737 max a crash within months of each other. now scientists in the u.s. say the coming atlanta carry cane season could bring as many as 8 hurricanes they say the storms have been getting more powerful over the years because of climate change gallagher has our report from miami. the 2017 atlantic hurricane season was one of the deadliest on record hurricanes harvie maria and caused billions of dollars worth of damage wrecking entire communities in their wake. according to the
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center for climate and energy solutions storms have increased in intensity over the past 3 decades fueled by warmer oceans and made worse by rising sea levels it's something researches at the school of marine and atmospheric science in miami have spent years studying this is the sustained for saudi professor brian house has no doubt that climate change is playing a role it's not a matter of belief this is not some political philosophy it's not a real it's not a religion it's this is this is facts it's happening it's going to get worse unless we do something now. some models predict storms may become less frequent but stronger slower and wetter experts use the accumulated cycle index to measure storms and the atlantic ocean is in the midst of its worst stretch on record despite all the evidence that climate change is a factor in making hurricanes stronger there are still those that don't believe it president trump and many powerful republicans fall into that camp but researchers
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say it's now time to reinforce vulnerable communities and prepare for the worst assistant professor lundahl fraud barbaric law says officials should invest in sea walls restore barrier islands and build stronger structures so we know that we have some reserves into our structures or that we need to in hate so differently something that we have to start building up on a screen ago because where we know that the probability of stuff will happen in something different stated is the atlantic hurricane season begins on june the 1st but the national hurricane center's already named the 1st storm it's since weakened but if the predictions are accurate it could be a sign of things to come to gallacher al-jazeera miami florida. hello again i'm fully back to go with the headlines on al-jazeera british prime minister teresa mayes expected to announce her resignation after meeting with
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conservative m.p.'s on friday that's according to several u.k. media outlets may will likely stay on the job until june 10th her departure would trigger a leadership contest within the ruling conservative party which rejected her latest breck's a plan in india and are under modi's b j p party has been reelected with a massive landslide win in the parliamentary election what he told his supporters in new delhi that he has got a mandate to build a new india saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin salman has met the deputy head of sudan's transitional military council the prince and general mohammad how doug otto discussed corporation between the 2 countries and other issues affecting the region meanwhile back in sudan doctors engineers an artist survive leads on the streets of khartoum demanding a transition to civilian war protesters are voicing their concern that regional powers are trying to influence the future of sudan but the women also thought enough we're marching through our voices can be heard and to calm the sudanese people that we are all of no matter what the circumstances we started
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a strong revolution and will continue with the same struggle. all fall under the establishment of a civil state. this march which is organized by the sudanese professionals association with so we could all participate and stress that we will go on a political strike and civil disobedience to support the position by the mass sudanese people and the opposition groups negotiating in the name of the sudanese people. and maybe a fighter jets have won the offices of a breakaway faction of one of 2 compete for the 2 competing governments the building is used by members of the to broke base house of representatives who moved to tripoli soon after the war 25 ta began his attack on libya. capitol in april and the u.s. government is considering any marriage and see declaration that would let it bypass a congressional ban on weapons sales to saudi arabia u.s. officials and politicians are concerned that the secretary of state mike on pale
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and other senior aides wants the president to be able to act without the approval of congress those are the headlines on al-jazeera the news will continue here right after the stream i hope you do stay with us thanks so much. talk to al-jazeera. you're just back from yemen what was the glimpse of the country that could go listen the children are deeply affected because of war we meet with global news makers and talk about the stories that matter which is there a. year in the stream what's the danger of facial recognition technology civil liberties groups a privacy shouldn't trump protection but government and police argue that attack ensure safety but do you think. today we'll look at how major cities are taking
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very different approaches to facial recognition and explore how the chinese government is using this technology to track citizens but 1st how does facial recognition even work check out this clip from a documentary i filed for a.j. plus. facial recognition software creates data points that compare facial features databases are built from driver's licenses mug shots and surveillance video. the initial technology was developed in the 1960 s. today it's replacing fingerprinting and police lineups. facial recognition databases used by law enforcement in the u.s. including 117000000 adults that's one in 3 americans. san francisco california is widely known as attack hub but last week city officials voted to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other government agencies proponents of attack say it could help prevent or solve crimes but critics contend
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these systems are prone to error pointing to cases in which they appeared biased against women and people of color it's adopted widely they argue facial recognition could be abused to target rights activists or marginalized communities here with us on pack the debate cagle serves as a technology and civil liberties attorney at the american civil liberties union of northern california and london silkie carlos' the director of big brother watch an organization tackling issues related to privacy and technology and last but not least in new york city lillian human is a security reporter for wired she focuses on information security digital privacy and hacking welcome to the stream everyone so here i want to start with you you know we heard a little bit there in the intro from that clip i played that outlined kind of the basics of facial recognition technology but what is it and why does it seem so ubiquitous today. facial recognition was people to be identified in real
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time by surveillance cameras the most of which look like ordinary surveillance cameras and it completely changes the nature of policing so it enables that these potentially to identify and track thousands of people at any time which puts an awful lot of power in state hands and i think really rebalances the relationship between the citizen and the state so you know you said in your piece that it's replacing fingerprinting with fingerprinting a police officer has to ask you for your fingerprint you have to have an interaction they have to have probable cause some kind of purpose with facial recognition we're all being subjected to this kind of a petrol police lineup we're all being treated as suspects so really help us break this down just even a little bit further that was an excellent definition from silkie there but just for our international audience so when we're talking about patient recognition what for you makes this even more chilling perhaps and you see t.v. and what's the difference between basal recognition and using some of the apps on
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our phone to either unlock our phone or to use facial recognition features on some of the apps we know and love. yeah i think that pervasiveness as he says that comes from the fact that our face is just sort of out there in the world and we're not necessarily choosing what sees it or what it interacts with you know when we use it in an app or to authenticate something that we intend or to go into a building that we want to go into or something like that you know it's an interaction where we're making a choice when we're being sort of passively viewed through cameras that are placed in public or sort of semi you know public private spaces that we're just moving through in our daily lives that that becomes kind of out of control where we're just walking along and our faces like leading in front of us in this new way so matt what concerns that san francisco lawmakers physically have when it came to
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racial recognition. they're concerned about a lot of what's already been said you know facial recognition face surveillance provides the government with an unprecedented power to track individuals and groups with hardly lifting a finger on the in terms of human effort you can i mean imagine a world where you step outside your door and the government instantly knows who you are where you are who you're sociate ing with us and even the expressions on your face whether whether it's correct or it's just a guess this is a dangerous signal and she and some cisco at the heart of innovation here recognize that this technology has dangers unknown dangers right now if it's inaccurate it's dangerous and if it's perfectly accurate it's dangerous to our democratic rights mad so they stepped up and they acted sorry i didn't mean to interrupt you i thought you were done but as you were talking i couldn't help but wonder as you were outlining all those things you know my i phone and apple knows all those friends and even just without the you know face i.d.
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technology that exists but it's not just lawmakers in san francisco of course that are concerned sara rashid tweeted in saying i am for the ban not only is that and they said way to profile people but there is no scientific evidence that facial recognition has helped improve safety or deter criminal activity i would love to hear from you say ok after we watch this video from brian hoffer he sent to thais he is the man who drafted the law that banned san francisco agencies of course from using this technology take a listen to what he said. i think we all intuitively understand the dangers of this technology that right now today it would be really reckless to use it because of its really high error rate but the bigger concern is actually the long term but it's going to become perfect surveillance that we will not be able to move about society freely i think it would obliterate our 1st amendment protections like the freedom of speech religious assembly in association i can't detach myself from my
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face i can't. leave my house without my my my face and everywhere i go on oh no i'll be tracked so here forgive me your name sounds so similar to me i meant to ask willie let me i'm curious your thoughts. yeah i mean i think as you said there's just a really cumulative effect of this and i also really appreciate it matt's point that you know whether this technology succeeds in becoming highly accurate which it currently is not or whether it stays in the state that it's in it's busy really dangerous either way because you're either sort of potentially misidentifying people are having you know people get involved who are totally unrelated to something or the situation that we were hearing from in that clip where you're constantly correct being tracked so it's kind of either way there's just this. serious concerns so i want to posit something for all of you and her audience on
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the flip side of this and get your thoughts on it so we reached out to a local sheriff's office sheriff's office here in the u.s. who their department is using facial recognition in the cloud you can take a look at this web site here recognition can be used to identify suspects quickly now this is the washington county sheriff's office and they actually sent us a statement on what they're using it for and how it's gone for them and they say we can provide that facial recognition has been a successful tool for us and it has several success stories one thing to understand is the facial recognition software we use is not the deciding factor when identifying individuals if we input a picture of an individual and there is a result an investigator takes the information as a lead this is a human based decision not a computer based decision and so when you hear this and you hear the explanation for why it might be necessary what do you make about. well for starters we know
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that from recent reporting by the georgetown privacy center that many police departments are actually misusing a surveillance and facial recognition systems and that these systems don't make us safer so to build even a straightforward seeming for a surveillance system you need to get hundreds of thousands of photos of innocent individuals who never consented to be part of this a surveillance state a base and really right now as we would as other guests have said it's inaccurate technology it's biased technology against people of color and particularly women of color and many of the critical public safety benefits are theoretical but what we do know is that it's bias it's inaccurate and that departments are being transparent about how they're using it there was a report recently in gizmodo that actually debunked some of washingtonians claims and found that they're not even following amazon's own guidance and it's a very poultry week guidance they're not even following that week guidance and using this system that doesn't make anyone more safe. so i want to push on just
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a little bit here in this conversation and move on to the united kingdom because police there and police department had been conducting 3 trials of facial recognition cameras or earlier this year metropolitan police in london find a man 90 british pound that's about $114.00 when he protested having his picture taken to say ok talk to us about this case because you actually bear you saw with your own eyes. yeah it is it was really shocking and i think really speaks to. this new power imbalance that that occurs when police have facial recognition. a man came out of the train station and saw a group of us standing with placards in the flats letting them know that the surveillance cameras in the area were actually facial recognition cameras and a very very small act of resistance he maybe pulled the bottom of his jumper by his chin and we had been told by playing to the place of a says he.
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watching how people really were responding to us informing them of the facial recognition cameras so very quickly he was sweep's by a team of police offices they demanded to know why he had deads to cover his face they just wanted his id they really riled him and he was about aggravated busy and they gave him a fine and this is sent chills across british society actually has been the clip of what happened to them huge millions of times online and i think people are now starting to wake up to what's happening in the u.k. with this technology and become outraged about it this trot so-called trial by the piece has been going on for 4 years now and we've been campaigning and was still campaigning for it to come to an end because this is incredibly undemocratic democratic it's incredibly on british to see a massive a and instal like this raising people's civil liberties and really
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changing the nature of sense of society and freedom in the u.k. you know matt it's interesting we've outlined some of the dangers and you know a lot of people who are watching live on you tube right now are agreeing with you and also you know pointing to other things emery for example saying i think the technology on its own isn't the danger thing is it's the intent of the people who are using it it could vastly improve our lives or turn our countries into police states i just want to scroll down a little bit in this you tube chat he also goes on to say the same time the riches of silicon valley who are developing all these technologies are forbidding their own kids from using it so i think this is a sign that these technologies should be regulated your thoughts on that. yeah so 2 points 1st. these systems once they're built and deployed the harm will be we will be able to rein the harm and that's exactly unfortunately what we've started to see him places like china history of surveillance histories around the united states
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and in other nations is a history of surveillance technologies being turned against people of color against activists and against immigrants we can fully expect governments to do this.


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