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what makes this moment this era we're living through so unique this is really an attack on itself is a lot of misunderstanding a distortion of what free speech is supposed to be about the context it's hugely important. to publish it. to be offensive overall it's all about eyes people to setting the stage for a serious debate up front at this time on al-jazeera. this is al jazeera.
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this is the news on live from about that coming up in the program egypt's former military chief of staff is arrested after announcing he's running for president. the u.n. says his military offensive in northern syria has displaced five thousand people with many more in need of a. u.s. justice department confirms that president trumps attorney general has been questioned. lucian with russia plus. toto's friend c. drom of the shape of water leads the oscar race with thirteen nominations. with all of it i suppose including ratify it and the wild number one calls it quits . quarterfinal. the last challenge is seen as
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a potential threat to the reelection of egypt's president. has been detained by the military. and has also called off its campaign of the former military chief of staff is the latest in a string of candidates who've been forced to withdraw from the upcoming presidential elections. as more. just days after he announced his candidacy in his country's upcoming presidential elections egypt's military has arrested former egyptian armed forces chief of staff sami. in a televised statement the military said imam committed violations when he announced his presidential bid without obtaining permits from the armed forces he's also accused of committing forgery to be included in the voter database there are two explanations for this one is that he actually miscalculated the level of support that he has within the military institution and within the security interests or within the pollen institutions the second one is not mistaken
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a decision he expected this step and this is not the end of the story you told d.c. something a counter reaction on his part on the part of his loyalists so it's still too early to tell i'm an announced his intention to run hours after current president of the fatah has sisi declared his plan to seek a second term even before sisi made his candidacy official it wasn't just widely assumed that sisi would prevail in the march elections it was also widely expected that real opposition to sisi was likely to be thin on the ground potential candidates have either already withdrawn or seen their candidacy walked some have blamed an atmosphere of fear to other presidential hopefuls were forced to quit the race earlier this month. one of them said that the nephew of former leader anwar sadat said last week he wanted to protect his campaign workers from intimidation or arrest another former prime minister and air force general ahmed shafiq had also
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announced his interest in running but he was placed under house arrest before being deported from the united arab emirates where he'd been living in exile according to his lawyers was detained as soon as he landed in cairo and then there is egyptian army colonel ahmed consul in december he was sentenced by a military court to six years in prison after he announced his plans to run for president leaving many to wonder just how serious a threat the military men may have posed to sisi a former military chief of staff said not only is somebody with he's a serious contender he was the former chief of stuff the deputy head of the supreme council of the armed forces did a winning body of them a lot of and he is much senior in terms of the military command and in sisi so he's somebody who was very well connected with the americans very well connected region and so he's not someone who was a lightweight anyway during cc's rule which has been marked by a crackdown on freedom of expression human rights groups have been placed under
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severe restrictions and many critics in the media have been silenced the question now how many more presidential candidates will be added to a seemingly growing list of those being suppressed. does either. well let's have a look at someone's background he was made military chief of stuff in egypt in two thousand and five that was under the former leader who's the mubarak at the time of the revolution in two thousand and eleven he was closely involved in liaison with united states officials including james mattis who is now trumps defense secretary donald trump's defense secretary he was forced to resign by the former president mohamed morsy in two thousand and twelve and subsequently formed his own party to fight in the elections let's talk more about this with egyptian analyst ever had before he joins us now from new york mr henry for welcome to the program these declared intentions to run and then subsequent withdrawals becoming ridiculous and they were what do you make of it all. good to be on with you next.
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to say that what happened today is. political assassination by military bullets would be a bit of an exaggeration but to say that it was expected would also be a lot mr sandman then gambled and he very clearly lost he should have taken a quick look at the short term history with mr mcmillan saw somebody also belonging to the military finding his way to military tribunals for which he paid with six years of his life as well as mr much of feet who was in a rather comfortable house arrest at the marriott but it was such a restrictive environment that reuters journalist was impeded from merely interviewing him so the signs were there had mr and then look to the past through the distant past you have seen a president come in the gate under house arrest for eighteen years so the signs are all there but i think that mr annan was gambling gambling that mr sisi has shown
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some vulnerability has hammered some supports and there's also been some strife within military circles particularly within intelligence circles and i think he felt he may be able to capitalize right so you think he thought he may be able to capitalize but in any event he was being naive. no question. anyone who is well versed in egyptian political calculus recognizes that mr cc's intent on continuing his march regardless of what we think of where he stands politically and economically he does have the massive support of the egyptian elite there have been some questions about how much power he's lost but there is no question that on and doesn't possess stronger relationships while he himself is a person who is generally thought of as
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a political lated i think in this case this misstep will cost him a great deal right now a lot of these kind of as they blame an atmosphere as a fish and then they would draw they kind of to see do you think this could backfire on c.c. down the line down the line in the theoretical sense perhaps but in the short term the european union the u.s. are certainly not going to make him pay a price on the foreign platform and domestically. while he has lost some support there are millions who either truly believe in him or have been brainwashed into believing him or out of fear remain silent all right american life it will leave it there very much appreciate your perspective on this thanks a lot the united nations is take his military offensive against the kurdish why p.g. in the free in that region of syria has displaced an estimated five thousand people
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. operation which involves shelling and as strikes is now into its fourth day it's believed some eight hundred thousand civilians are living there many of them displaced from other parts of syria some of said to be too vulnerable to flee the activists say at least twenty three civilians have been killed as well as thirty eight kurdish fighters and forty three rebels fighting on the turkish side when everyone is surrounded by turkish and free syrian army forces to the north east and west and syrian government forces to the south it's believed most of those fleeing are traveling through government held territory to an enclave inside aleppo city that's controlled by kurdish forces but the syrian observatory for human rights is accusing government forces of blocking them seventy deca has the latest from antakya in the turkish syrian border. the village of how man which is now been announced that the f.s.a. have taken a significant why because it lies very close to the turkish border in the area just
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close to where we are just a further east all that ahead and then it does play into the narrative that we heard from the turkish prime minister just a few days ago that their plan is to establish what he called up to a thirty kilometer security zone pushing the y.p. g. away from its borders it has been a fluid fight however on the ground there are incidents when villages have been taken by the free syrian army and turkish forces and you know a day or so later retaken by the white b.g. but of course turkey has superiority when it comes to the sky they're flying jets they're bombing from the air and that of course carries with it a huge advantage at least twenty one people suffered breathing problems all true ledge chemical attack on a rebel held enclave need the mask of a rebels in the syrian observatory for human rights are accusing the syrian government to being behind the attack they say that white smoke was released off to syrian government forces fired a barrel of rockets into duma a similar attack was reported there on january the thirteenth causing seven cases of suffocation to yuma is in eastern guta which has been besieged by government
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forces since two thousand and thirteen four hundred thousand people trapped. only yesterday more than twenty civilians most of them children were victims of an apparent chlorine gas attack the recent attacks and these are a serious concerns that bashar assad's syrian regime may be continuing its use of chemical weapons against its own people whoever conducted the attacks rochelle to lily bears responsibility for the victims and his and countless other serious targeted with chemical weapons since russia became involved in syria more work citizen was speaking at a conference in paris to launch an international partnership against impunity for the use of chemical weapons the the has this report. well the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson really set the tone at this launch of this new anti chemical weapons group here in paris when he said that those who use chemical
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weapons are carrying out crimes against humanity and that they must not go unpunished well they were ministers here for more than thirty countries and what they said that they would do is work harder to stop the use of chemical weapons to share intelligence on the matter to try and gather evidence of chemical weapons attacks all with the goal of trying to prosecute those who do carry out such atrocities now of course the focus here was very much on syria the syrian regime has been accused by the united nations of carrying out several attacks over the past few years and we spoke to the u.n. director in new york of human rights watch and what he told us was that while this french initiative is of course very welcome what is really needed is a full investigation by the u.n. security council we shouldn't let the security council get off easy the russians have used their veto eleven times since the war started in syria in two thousand
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and eleven we cared let them get a pass here they can do things anything that this meeting that the french are setting up can do to put pressure on the russians and others to make sure that the security council gets back in its chairs does its business will be a good thing the u.n. chief antonio sara said earlier this year that more needs to be done by the u.n. security council to carry out that investigation into what is happening in syria but of course that vetoed by russia eleven times over this investigation means that the u.n. security council has in many ways had its hands tied and the hope is clear that perhaps what will happen in this group will help put more pressure on the security council and russia to try and do more to make sure that that pass is broken. coming up here on the news. the conflict in the democratic republic of congo has left three million people at risk of starvation. in kenya
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allegations of. the flagship hospital. coming up to russia's unofficial team until. justice department has confirmed that the attorney general jeff sessions was questioned last week alleged collision between donald trump's presidential campaign and russia sessions was interviewed for an inquiry led by a former f.b.i. director it is believed to be the first time a member of president trumps cabinet has been questioned by the inquiry trump has described the accusations of collusion is fake news and as a witch hunt is joined. at the white house how significant is this questioning of sessions. it's significant because jeff sessions is
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a key witness in terms of this investigation because of you unique position not just as a cabinet member but prior to that of the transition and also as a member of the staff of donald trump's presidential campaign so significant because he headed up the foreign policy wing in terms of the presidential campaign he also of course was instrumental in the firing of the former f.b.i. director james comey and also two there would be questions he would need to answer that would be germane to this russian investigators and with respect to why he recused himself from overseeing that investigation so obviously there was some interest in hearing from jeff sessions why this is significant though is because this is the first time we have a cabinet level member of the trumpet ministration that is answering those questions and of course it gets ever closer to the present in terms of aggression by the the investigation and how close it is getting to donald trump you have to
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remember that just since october nick there have been now four trump aides that have been questioned and of those two of them have been charged and have pled guilty to those charges so it's getting closer to the president could the president himself be questioned. he could be if he agrees to it under u.s. law he doesn't have to there's the right to remain silent and the president himself has been pretty cryptic on whether or not he will answer questions he's when reporters have asked him this question he said yes he said no he said maybe even as of january tenth he was saying we'll have to see what happens so this is classic donald trump it's it's often sort of play out of his playbook to keep his opponent sort of on edge off balance a guessing and what his next move will be but there's no question when it comes to a legal standpoint that it's risky for the president to answer these questions would have to be negotiated with his lawyers whether or not they would be questioning written questions and then also to you have to remember that the white house counsel said or rather the president's own personal lawyer said in fact that
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this isn't just a geisha it's been clouding over the trumpet mr ation would be wrapped up by the end of the year of course we're now into january and it still dragging on or it can relieve it can be hard reporting from the white house. here as far as president might pence's visit to the western wall in occupied east jerusalem on the second and final day of his visit to israel the wall in the old city is one of the holiest sites injuries in judaism pens was shown to roam the site by a rabbi earlier in the day he met israeli president ruben rivlin into the holocaust memorial. palestinians have held a general strike over the vice president's visit and the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of its row shops transports and public services were closed across the pond west bank and these troops from in protest the ruling party francais called for the strike saying it was the beginning of a peaceful struggle against the move are a force that has more now from occupied east jerusalem. well after his speech to
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the israeli parliament the knesset on monday tuesday saw mike pence and his host really doing something of a victory lap given just how much support there has been for the tenor of that speech which was seen as incredibly supportive of israel without really any other side of that coin and there was very very little in terms of any kind of appeal to the israelis to change any course of action in terms of their relationship with the palestinians or anything else it was seen as a speech almost unqualified in its support of israel so when meeting the israeli president reagan rivlin mr rivlin called mr pence a mench a man of integrity and honor mike pence it his comments during that meeting talking about jerusalem once again being the capital of israel as far as united states is concerned very much the watchwords of his visit so far he's been repeating that phrase many times saying that he still saw a possibility of progress in the peace process with the palestinians based on that
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fact of course for the palestinian perspective that is no longer a prospect the u.s. being a mediator or broker in the peace process there was a statement to that effect from saberi cad the long time negotiator and now chair of the executive committee of the palestine liberation organization mr pence then went on to visit the holocaust memorial vashem with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and then came to occupied east jerusalem to visit the western wall the holiest site which jews can pray at in jerusalem and he said that that visit was inspiring he now returns united states with the fulsome praise of his israeli hosts here but also the even more certain condemnation of the palestinians who now say it with even more certainty that the united states cannot be part of the process going forward aid workers in democratic republic of congo are a warning of mass starvation because the continuing conflict say they say that
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three million people in the castle region do not have enough to eat including four hundred thousand children fighting between the army and rebels means that farmers have been unable to plant crops for several years as katherine sawyer now reports. two year old couple go to his mother more baca and three siblings spent two months on the road from their village to a scythe centrals capital kananga with little to eat they had fled the fighting between government forces and the combine and separate walls which was adding to communal conflict that already existed it's been a month since they arrived and both mother and son still have symptoms of malnutrition. of a juggler would it was very hard walking so long with my children at some point i couldn't walk at all if it wasn't for the help of the people we were with in the forest i would have died. at another nutrition center mothers bring their children to get weight and for food and medicine she did tom was distended belly discolored
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hair and let their dicks data all these signs that he need assistance humanitarian agencies say about four hundred thousand children in this region are mon norrish and more than three million people are facing starvation because they have been unable to plant crops for three seasons it's quite difficult to see they're still on the crisis in class five because most of the affected are in five villages that are hard to access people who had fled to the forest but are now coming back home and those who are still displaced able. much help let's not forget this has been a protection crisis and right now when the conflict has. been dispersed in certain areas we start to see in very difficult cases of children that have seen a lot of atrocities committed on their on their farms we've seen children that have hugged the witness how their parents were killing her mother. people here are now
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receiving some mate but in this area last year dozens of people were killed the catholic church put in the figure for the antiochus a region since the conflict began at around three thousand both rebels and government forces accused of the killings and. i do not want to go back to my home village my house is destroyed my children were killed there how could i return. at the center and cannot we are told she is going to be alright he'll get all the medical any attritional help he needs that beacon sign is that many other children would be so fortunate because aid agencies don't have enough resources to go around katherine saif al jazeera assize central in the democratic republic of congo new videos have emerged showing african refugees being abused in libya illegal detention centers and extortion have become common as many people trying to reach europe or the quarter return to libya is
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a warning you may find pictures and some of binge of age report disturbing. this man stripped naked is being told to stay silent as he's burned with what's said to be mauled on plastic. in another video people are being beaten as kidnappers discuss ransom money these videos are reportedly of sudanese refugees being abused in libya a disease or cannot verify the pictures. but the humiliation and abuse of african migrants here is not new libya is a major hub for human smugglers and traffickers the use the country as a transit for a perilous board journey to europe some officials have been accused of taking bribes to free people from illegal detention centers where people are kept under inhumane conditions but libyan forces deny the allegations that some are involved in rape forced labor and even murder the poorly equipped navy and coast guard say they're doing europe's job of policing seventeen hundred kilometers of coastline
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and the mediterranean the navy spokesman says the issue of migrant abuse is being fabricated to force international intervention. and. they want to make illegal immigrants victims and to make libya look like the culprit perhaps when these things proliferate the international community will be urged to intervene in libya under the pretext of illegal immigration this is part of their plan that. libya has been fragmented between two governments and many militias vying for power last year the videos of african migrants being sold in slave auction sparked an international outcry but libyans accused european nations of not doing enough and see the onus of dealing with migrants from across africa has been dumped on libya and libya did not and cannot play the role of a police this relationship needs to be organized an international conference between the libyans and northern european states should resolve how libya can deal with part of the matter as all if it can't be imposed on libya we cannot be a cemetery or residence or
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a jail. despite the crackdown by libyan and italian navies more than one hundred thousand migrants reached italy last year at least three thousand people died in boats which couldn't withstand the mediterranean waters rights groups say the strategy to turn people away hasn't worked and opened new avenues abuse and exploitation after years of failure europe and libya need a new approach some of the job it does there are hundreds of kenyans have marched through nairobi demanding action after allegations of sexual assaults at the flagship hospital in the capital dozens of women many of them new mothers say they were sexually violated by male stuff during their stay at kenya at a national hospital the government has ordered an investigation and the hospital is reported to have hired more private security guards. who can and now. who has just given birth to be raped. you know we live in a society where we need to protect women yeah deposit was supposed to protect us
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the same person who is raping you saw what are we going as a society why are we under. it is the fact that violence again if we may be the critical issue in kenya the national must be told is that there ought to. be picked up boy that two women freshly from delivery beds are met with facts. when they can't live protect themselves memo says it's ready to start repatriating range of muslims back into the country despite bangladesh announcing a delay on monday they've agreed to allow the return of around three hundred range a day seven hundred thousand ranger have fled across the border since me and most military began a crackdown in rakhine state in august described by the united nations as ethnic cleansing bangladesh says a number of issues still need to be resolved and is concerned refugees are being forced to return. i mean judges denied bail to journalists
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accused of violating the country's official secrets act. had been covering the violence in iraq. since being detained last month if found guilty the journalist could face fourteen years in jail. including. investigators think the attack at a hotel last week. knowledge. higher ground after a seven point nine earthquake tsunami. and. still searching for a grand slam title will explain how she's doing. hello
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some of the coldest air around the moment on the planet is just drifting into cassocks time are running up against that is this cloud this represents high speed wind up in the atmosphere it's just cloud ready for this this is lower stuff and not over turkeys or develop into something over another winter storm which will slam through the levant during the weekend but this is the picture on wednesday seventeen. sky skies filling with cloud rain started to fall in cyprus for example highest tension almaty minus twelve and all that far away geographically plus twelve in tashkent so you see the cold is hiding up here and it will stay there i think but as i say this developing system in the eastern med so that's the picture for thursday not particularly pleasant one for lebanon or indeed syria north turkey vast amounts of snow here south of it all nothing much is happening the breezes cut off or times will be up slowly in qatar still thirty one in mecca suggestion the cloud will build on the western side of sidey but i think it will stay dry all the
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same we seeing quite a few big showers recently in south africa which is you know been largely dry some rain fell in cape town that has welcomed maybe a few more showers around i suppose and maybe the focus. personal stories of lebanese villagers on the border with israel the blue line runs through their daily struggles and the moment when they go get word and see forces stop us when we go there they. are right and peaceful protests to reason in the place of the interior means defiance and resistance that at this new time it's means no offer night and freedom life on the edge of cross border tension lebannon living on the blue line at this time on al-jazeera. discover a wealth of award winning programming from around the world we need more and find professionals like ta carroty is to model ways that new generation to study finds
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powerful documentaries debates and discussions as prime minister you do need to be critical of all massaging in all sex is a challenge of perceptions the contours of this story are shaped by the interests of the countries involved only on al-jazeera. but again a reminder the top stories here on al-jazeera and the gyptian presidential candidate has been detained by the military and is called off his campaign he was seen as the only remaining threat to the reelection of abdel fattah el-sisi. thousands of
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people are fleeing the fighting in the kurdish held enclave of graphene in syria on the fourth the turkey's offensive i've just been revealed that the u.s. attorney general jeff sessions was questioned last weekend for alleged collusion between donald trump's presidential campaign and russia. saudi arabia has begun airlifting aid to the yemeni city of marriott east of the capital sana it's part of a pledge to donate one and a half billion dollars to alleviate famine and disease in the water own country or the hum it as more. it's been a tough start in life nine months old mariam has only known hunger so far her parents too poor to pay for food and humanitarian aid unable to reach the area because of the conflict now she suffers from severe and acute malnutrition and just four kilograms mariam weighs less than half the average for a child of her age and as i am not a maha we couldn't get to the clinic before because we didn't have money for the journey says her grandfather and like many others in the waiting room the family
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fled nearby towns with people live on the boat and strikes by the saudi led coalition and artillery fire by the who thiis. to reach this clinic they had to take mountain roads and evade the many armed groups that roam around yemen and very trying experience for these him a seated little bodies. since the start of the war in two thousand and fifteen half of the health facilities of yemen have shut down and during that same time an estimated three million children were born out of those three million two million of them have been born out of hospital and the majority of them they have been born or thought without the support of the skin. that of course increases the risk sections for the children and a magician would be one of the meijer this is now. one point eight million children and others in the country and out of almost four hundred thousand such superior
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acute malnutrition an estimated twenty five thousand children a year are dying at birth or shortly after many of those who survive are barely hanging on to life. by then my or for that no matter what we do once they leave they will get sick again because they're not taking enough vitamins any bacteria any disease will get to them there's no income no way for the parent to feed their children let alone getting medicine yemen relies on its ports for food fuel and medical supplies under international pressure the saudi led coalition ease the blockade last month allowing goods to enter the ports for thirty days now as the u.n. and humanitarian organizations are calling for access around the country and for ports to remain open the program is that if we continue to be. in a situation where the food cannot enter the country or if you are corrupt at the country
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then we are going to. all that outbreaks this year or meet you at the decision of of the last year quarter out rick. the conflict in yemen is fragmented and polarized hopes of a political solution remain elusive but if and when this happens the trauma yemeni children are going through will stay with them well beyond the end of hostilities but up that hamid. pakistani police have arrested a man suspected of raping and killing a seven year old girl zainab and saris body was found in a rubbish dump earlier this month the suspect was arrested near the city of concern for the girl was found murdered sparked outrage on social media and led to protests across pakistan. taliban fighters who attacked guests and staff at a luxury hotel in the afghan capital of kabul thought of smuggled in weapons days or possibly weeks before at least eighteen people were killed in the attack on the intercontinental hotel on saturday several unknown known to be americans jennifer
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glass reports from. the intercontinental hotel is heavily damaged the government is investigating how the taleban infiltrated the complex security sources believe some fighters had been in the hotel for days if not weeks they knew the layout of the hotel and were able to hold forces at bay for hours that it was. come upon them the security at the entrance of the hotel should have stopped but the fighting started inside the hotel that means someone helped them from the inside the attackers targeted specific rooms where foreigners security staff and prominent afghans were staying throwing fire bombs inside. abdul hawk ahmadi was with two afghan diplomats when the attack began they barricaded the door of their fourth floor room and marty was on the balcony when a fire bomb exploded his friends didn't survive he and several hotel staff hit on the balcony is a very bad situation for us and. all the recounts minutes
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will come and do. us. no more he describes hearing people pleading for their lives before being shot dead one friend in two waiters tried to escape from a balcony and fell to their deaths this time is tourists. by romanov dorsey's he said i'm police police and open the door then i told him before the the guys that don't. and don't speak got out and does so through some and see if. they waited for eight hours in freezing cold temperatures before soldiers rescued them. the afghan intelligence service blames the pakistan based taliban affiliated haqqani network relations between the two countries are already tense and the u.s. has cut nine hundred million dollars in aid to pakistan because of alleged support for armed groups. when i'm out on
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a song it's clear that the enemies of the people of afghanistan are not only the enemies of afghan lives they're also the enemies of development and economy eleven of the dead were foreign staff from one of afghanistan's only international airlines kam air has cancelled flights causing days of delays for passengers one of the focuses of the investigation is likely going to be who were the insiders who helped the taleban carry out this well planned and highly coordinated attack security sources believe the attackers had a cache of weapons inside the hotel well in advance of the attack that help them fight the security forces for so long. funerals have begun this one for on farzana a member of afghanistan's high peace council he was part of the effort to map out a peace process with the taliban the taliban firebomb killed him jennifer glass al jazeera kabul and then move on to venezuela where the pro-government constitutional assembly has ordered presidential elections to be held by april thirtieth the
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president nicolas maduro is expected to seek reelection but it's unclear who from the divided opposition will stand against him the only going crisis surrounding the lack of basic food stuff staple goods and medicines is likely to be one of the major issues in america at its end is here newman joins us from the chilean capital where i understand a group of latin american nations have been made has it been many reaction from the foreign minister is there all the venezuelan opposition indeed and why is this considered such a serious announcement. hello nic yes it is considered a very very serious development simply because at this for the last few months opposition leaders have been negotiating with the venezuelan government in santa domingo in the dominican republic these are talks that are barred by chile mexico and several other countries closer to venezuela precisely to to then go shape how to bring about democratic transparent elections in venezuela which everyone almost
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agrees could not happen before the end of the year the venezuelan government had indicated it would be in december so depending on whom you ask some people are panicking others saying it's too early to do that the foreign minister of parable i told me a short while ago that he believes that the venezuelan government may be bluffing right now that it's too early to say whether it will go ahead with what it is threatening to do with it what it says it will do and that is to hold elections in april but if it does he says that the latin american community will not recognize any election that comes from a decision made by a constituent assembly that it doesn't that they do not recognize that the only decision that they will believe this is legal would be that of a national assembly which the mad little government has basically shut down does not recognize. those proceed with this what if anything could stop. during. the really the international community could do. well that is the fifteen million
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dollar question at this hour as you can see there on the flags behind me from the group of lima which was meeting in santiago precisely to debate the crisis in venezuela these negotiations are supposed to or there are negotiations that are supposed to resume on monday that was negotiated here yesterday the point minister of venezuela's in the country but he's not taking part and so there are a lot of backroom negotiations taking place right now i am being told there may be an announcement at in the next few hours sick or lose your leader this is it's i'm being assume you were reporting. china and south korea have condemned the trumpet administration's decision to impose steep tariffs on solar panels and washing machines imported into the united states europe said it regretted the move which could see goods tax up to fifty percent in some cases while mexico which will also be directly affected says it will use all available legal resources in response a congress has no authority to review or indeed veto the decision. a volcanic
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eruption in central japan has caused an avalanche of a ski resort killing one person the volcano shot rocks on skiis injuring more than a dozen some of them critically six members of japan's self-defense force were trapped by the avalanche as they took part in a training session the mare paris was called an emergency meeting of the serious flooding in the french capital rivers same as best its banks in paris prompting the authorities to close several roads and cancel both cruises the water levels have risen to at least three point three meters above normal a strong earthquake has struck the gulf of alaska prompting a tsunami alert which has now been lifted the epicenter of the seven point nine magnitude quake was two hundred ninety kilometers southeast of kodiak island a tsunami warning was issued for southern i last care in the west coast of canada as far as vancouver. well it was just after midnight local
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time when the earthquake struck sending coastal residents scrambling to higher ground to take shelter from possible tidal waves officials had warned residents as far south as san francisco to be ready to evacuate coastal areas until the tsunami alert was canceled. so we can remind everybody this is not a drill this is the actual tsunami warning everybody get at least one hundred feet above sea level high school parking lot hiller about to say however it is very back of right now so you won't make it there by minutes so the best place right now is the high school parking lot. or homes and make it the safe place now the oscar nominations are out ahead of a ceremony on march the fourth that will be watched closely for how the academy reacts to recent events in the movie world the film picking up the most nominations was agreed toto's fantasy drama the shape of water with thirteen nominations overall including best picture and best director three billboards outside of being
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missouri got seven nominations including best actress for frances mcdormand. portrayal of a mother seek revenge on a sex attack and a scene is seen as topical in the wake of abuse allegations against senior hollywood figures as she'll be up against the short lists which include see the show run in ladybird aggressive go it film is also nominated for best picture and best director allowing the oscars to avoid the all male shortlist of directors that was criticized at golden globes and off the complaints in recent years of the so white oscars and there was a strong showing for get out which is a horror film satirizing us race relations including a best director nomination for jordan peele and one consequence of the sex abuse scandals is the presence of christopher plummer among the nominations for best supporting actor in all the money in the world he took on the role of jump all getty for reshoots just two months after kevin spacey was dropped.
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on the. rise the best. time to do whatever it is. is good so you can see. the sense of security. not the money to spare no one has ever been richer than you are at this moment what it takes you to feel secure. more. well let's take this on i join us live in the studio is film critic rebecca perfect welcome to the program record from the hashtag me too and has to say why more diversity of course has been demanded this time around have the boxes been text is it is that more acceptable this year well that's definitely no embarrassing admissions i think is the big thing so we all sing diversity and tons of everyone from jordan pale he mentioned to daniel getting a best actor nod as well we're seeing gretz a week having a best directed know which is the first female director in eight years to be
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nominated and it's only ever been won once by kathryn bigelow and her so it's a big step forward and i think everything that's being raised in the by the me to the movement the times out movement as well is moving everything in the right direction in the right direction but you know you mentioned you go to go with that but only one feature female director has been nominated more of an indication of how difficult it is for female directors to get the big films the big numbers i think to some extent yes and i think it's systemic where this all needs to come from you know you can't just necessarily blame it on the awards themselves we've got to have more female filmmakers in general just in the industry working being given those opportunities for those bigger kind of of options as well so big studio films carey mulligan who starred in mud bound which was directed by de rey said had she been a man that maybe she would have directed star wars so there's lots of people very vocal about this subject but i think it goes back to where to basics right needs to start which is right at the beginning when you have this kind of situation where where more diversity is demanded actually demanded how hard is it. to avoid making
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the politically correct decision this is supposed to just take your floor director of the talents various talent or merit i think in terms of if you look at the selection that we've got in terms of the oscars a lot of it has been done on merit you've got really wide varying different films that are nominated this year and i think that's a really positive thing now unfortunately not all of them were directed by women women and we would have loved to have seen that but when you see things like get out films like get out by jordan peele smaller films being nominated i think that is done completely america's there's a lot of outcry that we should be seeing these lower budget films being recognized in that kind of way and then we've got bigger films as well by more established more well known directors like toro who are sweeping the board with the nominations that there's a good mix this year and again like i say it's a slow and steady move in the right direction but it is getting that all of this demonstration of changes within the academy that have beginning to filter through the trying to encourage more diverse membership well yes absolutely i mean there's
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eight and a half thousand members of the academy that would be very sing and to be honest you know since we've had things like. why you know this isn't something that's just happened since october this year with the me too movement this goes back and it's going to be is as i keep saying a slow but steady change you can expect it to completely change into this brand new revolution of film but if we are taking the right steps we are seeing that kind of diversity we are seeing more women being nominated then that has to be a good thing and that has to be coming from the diversity within the. academy itself or rebecca great to get your perspective on the stoop very much for black a perfect film critic. still ahead. remembering. the father of south africa died from cancer. as a sight for sore eyes that's coming up in school. we're
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going to welcome back fans are mourning the death of the musician the human scale of the seventy eight year old was a legend in south africa and around the world for apartheid songs and campaign to free nelson mandela tanya page reports now from johannesburg. hugh masekela is trumpet playing propelled him to global stardom he spent three decades living in exile in the united states we he campaigned against the apartheid regime back home in south africa. but i remember the.
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nurse in mind sent me a. letter that was. smuggled out of paul's morgue prison and in it he just. you know with the music school and with the recordings and he knew everything in my children's names and knew my wife's name really is going to school with my wife's father. and it just reached me with just the lead and i was blown away i went to the. master killer collaborated with the likes of harry belafonte and paul simon is instrumental grazing in the grass was an international number one hit and nine hundred sixty eight. and joined us in their first band together as teenage is that he would like people to remember him first. and then his
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contribution. in this. you know that. being selfish and things to himself his successes successes with. the people the people whose stories. you know massa keller returned home soon after nelson mandela was finally freed in one thousand nine hundred ninety after twenty seven years in prison this part of johannesburg new town is synonymous with south africa's jazz scene hugh masekela was a regular in the clubs that dot the streets his music affected young and old he was one of my idols and i would have loved to meet him so at some point in my life now that he's gone it's really depressing insert for me because i'll never get the chance to tell him how he inspired us as south africans in upcoming musicians. continued to perform on stage well into the sea than to sharing his lifelong
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passion with adoring fans for as long as he could. until he lost a decade long battle with prostate cancer. tiny page al-jazeera johannesburg. a story of humor has died ok let's get on to sports stuff. thank you very much nic well number one rafael nadal dreams of becoming only the third man to win each tennis a grand slam at least twice over at least for now a hip injury got the better of him on cheers day in the australian open quarter finals and he wasn't the only high profile exit of peter stomach records. bear in chile which was the latest food before rafa the dough in the once quest to win a second straight in the open title. nadella had been in good form in melbourne in
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twenty eighteen and took the first set six three but the sixth seed hit back by the same school on the second the spaniard was back in front with a tie break of victory in the third set but it would not be too much longer before a hip injury would play are up he required a medical timeout and would be back on court but was never quite the same again. when the fourth set six two and when leading to love in the fifth could no longer bear the pain and retired injured. high on the leg but right. now and. after the m.r.i. . you know he's not the moment. because we really don't know when the dogs are really done for me big focus is to continue with my own game you know i cannot influence he much on the other across the net but going to try to cure take care of my things in one of my things and part on my part of the court and hopefully i'm going to have another great match the crow that will
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meet great britain's kyle edmund in the semifinals edmund took care of third seed grigor dimitrov in a surprise result britain is ranked forty ninth in the world and has never reached a grand slam semifinal chile each will be looking for a second slam title after taking the twenty four u.s. open. on the women's side belgium's will number thirty seventy leads merton's produced an equally surprising result when she met ukrainian fourth seed eagerness fitter leaner the belgian is playing in her first ever main draw at the australian open and is putting on a show of note burton's charge past six four and six love in only seventy three minutes. if merton's is to advance to the final she'll need to take care of another of the world's highest ranked players second seed caroline wozniacki needed three six to get past spain's carlos swallows novato the dane winning six lobed six seven
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and six two she is also searching for a first ever grand slam title at all the derby hoping to come out on top down under peter stammered al-jazeera. olympic officials have sent out a list of russian athletes they'll be inviting to take part of the winter games in pyongyang but there are some pretty big names left off of less than olympic champion and one ship in the cross country world champion so great history golf and six time olympic short track champion victor have all been left off that list the russian olympic committee has called the decision on grounded and absurd since none of those athletes have been implicated in the doping scandal affecting the country russia is banned from competing as a team because of a systematic program of doping but some of his athletes will be able to take part as neutrals. and we now know what the invited athletes will be wearing at those games although much like the men's outfits the design and what is allowed to go on
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them is something of a grey area they cannot have the flag but as they're competing under the banner of a limb pick athlete from russia they do have the name of their country so into the detail. by contrast the usa have gone full red white and blue american designer ralph lauren has added a bit of a twist this year as temperatures are expected to be particularly cold as the jackets have been fitted with battery packs that can heat an american flag printed on the inside to keep the athletes warm. mckayla shifrin remains on top in the overall world cup ski rankings that is despite losing her lead in the giant slalom standings the american slid out on her first run in the latest event in italy's prime plots on tuesday that opened the door to french women test the wally to take the g.s. lead it was germany's victoria rep and. clinched her third giant slalom victory
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of the season with the fastest combined time from both of the runs. one has aside for sore eyes cristiana ronaldo has been sporting a big black eye at training for around the dritte the portuguese star got a boost to the face during rails seven one thrashing of death for tivo in the league but he got back to work at training on tuesday preparing for his team's copper del ray quarterfinal with the gunners. and australia's cricket team already have some top players in the side as we saw in that ashes demolition of england and it seems that more amazing bowlers the coming through the ranks as well as they proved at the under nineteen world cup in new zealand england were cruising to victory before eighteen year old legspinner lloyd pope steps up he took an incredible eight for thirty five that's the best bowling figures that have ever been recorded at an under nineteen world cup match australia winning by thirty one
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runs in the end they'll now get ready to play out for a place in the final not surprisingly pope got the play off i'm sure. but will this ball back to you nic in london. thanks very much they will see you later how bad is it for a mate for this news that my colleague will be hit with another full hour of news in just a couple of minutes but for me nick clock and the rest of the news it is tough enough.
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the scene for us where on line what is american sign in yemen that peace is always possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join a sunset there are people that there are choosing between buying medication or eating they say is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist just posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. conservation is helping kick the stove to recover its snow leopard population to see the results i traveled up to the remote nature reserve of saudi chat at a touch camera traps have identified a healthy population of up to twenty snow leopards as the technology improves we're finding all these ways in which our guesses are are getting corrected the latest evidence suggests they're more cats than previously acknowledged but the snow
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leopard trust believes it's premature to downgrade the cats on the international list of threatened species this is held most dangerous force vicious where the slightest error means a one way ticket over the edge which we have heard is that we may not come to a lot of holes may not reach on children braving tough conditions facing death at every turn it into a very serious here three years ago though gambling with their lives just took on an if risking it all on how does either. egypt's felt for a moment a chief of staff is arrested days off during dousing he's running for president.

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