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charter. is in my hands of the corporation the only way to be subversive is to be able to control. what massimo bonzi has built a chip that anyone can. build to and nothing. like a piece of spearheading a global movement to democratize technology need to remain calm part of the rehberg series at this time on al-jazeera. no major breakthrough in the latest un led talks to bring peace to syria now the opposition is boycotting next week's such a meeting posed by russia. this
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is al jazeera live from doha it was a coming up more heads roll as the fallout from the u.s. gymnastics sex scandal continues to mount. thank you stuff thank you so much to go to your big story donald trump denies he wanted to sack robert miller the man who heads the russia meddling investigation plus. on lawrence three on the river of rock it's a land border between turkey and greece but it's all for the new front line and the european union's attempts to keep refugees out. president reject type everyone is warning that turkey's operation against kurdish fighters in syria could be extended to the border with iraq al jazeera has traveled with the turkish army as it continues its offensive to sweep fighters from the region the move risks a possible confrontation with a kurdish militia group backed by the united states
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a nato ally seventy deca and her cameraman jamil bustle have this report from the city of us. as we enter syria it is the free syrian army flag that flies high here we're on a media trip into as organized by the turkish authorities they take us close to where there's been fighting with the kurdish armed group turkey calls a terrorist organization turkish forces are trying to push it out of the region about the front line is just a few kilometers west of here both turkish troops and the free syrian army are taking part in all matters should we ask one of the f.s.a. fighters why he is involved in turkey's operation for some it seems it's personal. with b.g. because they betrayed us and especially because they took over my city. i've been displaced along with many of my neighbors for two years living in the camps there are such bad conditions especially now in the winter. what our turkish escorts are
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telling us is that the front line with the y p g with the kurdish fighters is just further along. what is clear here on the outskirts of city is how much of a presence they are of course of the free syrian army the syrian rebels that are already taking part in this operation that. while we were here two bullets whizzed overhead. and. for this. sort of. pushed out of here in two thousand and. thirteen members of her family she tells us she is. war has now become the norm she says
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i mean but the now. people are used to the shelling and the explosions the young children are still scared but we've been facing this for a few years now we're not afraid anymore. there is hardly any electricity here generators are the only way to get light or heat in the winter rain has left the streets with mud. the black paint on this will be for sale. it seems some still dream of moving on from here. the landscape in this part of syria is dotted with tents millions of syrians are made homeless in their own country in the history we've been here for three years in the tent has never been fixed because of the ryan the tent leaks and there are seven people in tents a situation is terrible. this is a country ripped apart by almost seven years of war millions of syrians have had to leave their lives behind. and as the years go by the war simply seems to change
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it's for the guns seemingly impossible to silence. stephanie decker al-jazeera as ounds syria. the syrian opposition is boycotting talks on the war that russia is hosting next week the delegation says the conference is an attempt to undermine u.n. efforts to broker a peace deal we listen to many got on t.v. is concerning the commitment but none of them will deliver some. and. we are tired of it we need real involvement we need real commitment that is in the russian court. the. behind in syria. responsible for saving this regime for a long time and they can bring it to commit itself to international legality.
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if they won't make that announcement came in vienna where the latest round of year in talks between syria's government and opposition has wrapped up the conference finished without any major breakthroughs in nine rounds of u.n. talks between the warring sides of made little progress toward ending the civil war the u.n. special envoy for syria says he hasn't decided whether he will attend the talks in russia he said he shared the immense frustration of millions of syrians at the lack of a political settlement to date. what is required if political will it is high time the diplomacy dialogue and negotiations prevail for the interest of all syrians. to do which is being briefed and will be briefed tonight on the outcome of these discussions and then it will be up to him to take the decision what will be the un response to the invitation to attend
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the sochi and it appears that a potential ceasefire deal has been agreed in the besieged damascus suburb of east and go to a spokesman for the second largest opposition faction there says the group has received an offer from russia but the details remain unclear russian jets in the syrian army have intensified the bombardment of the rebel enclave over the past two months four hundred thousand people live in the area and are suffering from acute food and medicine shortages. this doubter of a planned return of some ring of refugees from bangladesh to me and my government leaders in myanmar now it's that repatriation sense is a new kind states were open and ready to receive some of the refugees as of tuesday but across the border bangladesh officials say paperwork for the refugees is incomplete it comes as a u.s. diplomat resigned from an advisory council after a heated exchange with leader and son c h e bill richardson said he feared the crisis was being whitewashed accuses him of pursuing his own agenda
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they're making it up that they let me go they were begging me to stay the national security adviser on that last night i was there. what they said was that in public statements that i was pursuing my own agenda yeah my own agenda was basically follow the kofi annan recommendations do something about the refugees stop the human rights atrocities release the two journalists that were detained because freedom of the press is a bedrock of democracy and a coffee anon recommendation of finding out what's going on yeah i was outspoken and unsung suchi my former friend well i still respect or didn't want to hear that this this commission was a whitewash she doesn't want to show moral leadership because she's afraid of the military the military has enormous power there she says there's
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a separation of constitutional rights between the military and her she doesn't want to offend them she doesn't want to take them on but she should say to the military were in a terrible mess stop these atrocities allow these refugees to move forward don't do mass graves find ways to stop the human rights violations she's unwilling to take on a very powerful entity and that's the military put out of the gymnastics scandal in the u.s. is mounting the usa gymnastics board has resigned and federal officials say they're investigating michigan state university over the sexual abuse of female athletes it follows the sentencing of disgraced former team doctor larry now sets it up two hundred seventy five years in prison for abusing gymnasts under his cap and because no. one day after the u.s. olympic committee sent this letter demanding the resignation of the full usa gymnastics board all remaining members step down the u.s.o.c.
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threatened to strip the group of its power following wednesday sentence of dr larry nasser i just find you get boring the physician for the u.s. women's gymnastics team and michigan state university pleaded guilty to sexually abusing seven women athletes easy on the campus of michigan university friday evening outrage students demonstrated over nasser and the school's potential complicity in the case just hours earlier a michigan state's athletic director announced his retirement i don't want anyone to perceive that i'm walking away i'm walking forward and walking forward in a way that based upon my deep assessment. gives the survivors first and foremost the sephardic department this university and my family an opportunity. to heal and and step
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forward michigan state already faces more than one hundred thirty lawsuits from women and girls michigan's governor and attorney general say they are launching separate investigations u.s. education secretary betsy divorce says her department is also investigating i think there's going to be a broader look not just at gymnastics i wouldn't be surprised if the n.c. double a which is the organization that oversees collegiate collegiate sports at large in the united states is under scrutiny as well here by the time it's all over with nearly one hundred fifty women have accused nasser of sexually abusing them including a limpet gold medalist ellie raisman who wants more answers this is bigger than larry nasser we have to get to the bottom of how this is asked or happened if we don't figure out how it did we can't be confident that it won't happen again there could also be financial consequences for both michigan state and usa gymnastics the
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school could lose millions of dollars in donations usa gymnastics could lose millions in sponsorships dion estabrook al-jazeera still ahead on al-jazeera. but america first does not mean america alone. as president donald trump declares america even for business but insists trade must be fair. test china's ban on ivory forces artisans to find new ways to use their skills. how i want it's been a rather wet week a disturbed wake forest in parts of the mediterranean but things will improve as we go through the next couple of days here's our offending area of low pressure still swirling away across the south the first cyprus syria lebanon jordan seeing some
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rather wet weather will gradually ease as we go through the next couple of days this is the same in tel aviv for same behavior a making its way across southern parts of israel through the gaza strip and now it's pushing further eastward so easing across a good part of iraq into the northwest of iran turning to snow as it does so twelve celsius in tehran on saturday it will be coldest and as we go on through sunday that snow really setting in i'm if anything just sinking a little further south and we'll see some cooler weather also making its way across arabian peninsula over the next dials tabbies in doha a pleasant twenty seven celsius on saturday afternoon this bad a cloud sinks further southwards introducing colder air or a stiff wind lift the dust and sand on the counts and it really will feel quite chilly with a top temperature of just twenty one degrees celsius may well have a little bit of wet weather continuing across the eastern side of south africa because really today with the writing down ice on a that's in the forecast over the next couple of days it stays wet for the north
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east of south africa on sunday. this is. dangerous bullshit issues where the slightest error means a one way ticket over the edge of your body is that remember there are more homes are not written on children braving tough conditions facing death at every turn. interfere in securing your records are no gamble with their lives just two minutes . risking it all on al-jazeera.
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and again you watching al-jazeera the top stories the syrian opposition says it will boycott talks that russia is hosting in such a next week the decision came as the latest round of un meetings on the civil war ended in vienna with a major breakthrough. plans to return rangar refugees from bangladesh to me m r i n dot after forty opportune the us diplomats and government. all remaining members of the usa gymnastics board have agreed to step down after former team doctor larry nasser was jailed for sexually abusing female athlete the athletics director at michigan state university where nasa worked also resigned the university is now the focus of a federal investigation. there's mounting evidence a new route has been used by tens of thousands of refugees attempting to get into europe from turkey turkish security forces say last year they detained fifty
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thousand people on the land border between turkey and northern greece laurents sent the six crews of reports from western turkey. is done will isn't well known as a gathering point for refugees yet there is all the evidence you need that a significant smuggling operation is based here. in the central districts of x. arrive people from all kinds of places. like ina fast so eritrea sri lanka pakistan nobody wants to tell you much about their plans but they do spend a lot of time on the phones. all the refugees are tried the same thing how the deal is done in the nearby coffee houses smugglers charge up to two thousand dollars and when day turns to night some of those smugglers will tell you just how big the trade is. we do three trips a week there are others working two of the trip every day in istanbul there are more than fifty smugglers we take forty fifty sixty people
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a week it depends on time we took seventy five people in one trip these two who are kurdish and syrian former refugees used to smuggle people across the aegean sea to the greek islands but not anymore this is much better. so a lot of course the waves are too big in the sea we have worked there and it's too dangerous it was difficult at the laundromat is easier the river border is one hundred fifty kilometers long this vast nothingness might feel safer to the traffickers than the sea but it's still hugely dangerous on the greek side there are a forested mountains the refugees call the jungle there are wild boar and wolves up there being eaten is a genuine concern. the smugglers drive the refugees to tiny depopulated villages where they hide out in abandoned buildings. in this amulets the farmer said the army had captured refugees each of the last two days this man tried it and
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failed his face hidden as he was still in fear of the smugglers muffy though it's like nothing exist here in total darkness you might be attacked by wild animals in the forest anything you can imagine could happen to you it makes you paranoid we weren't allowed to put any lights on we were following the smuggler we got to the river and they pushed us into a dinghy. even in daytime the wide river valley is treacherous in the winter water is everywhere it wasn't difficult to find signs of life discarded belongings and supplies at night time navigating a path through all this even before getting to the much wider river would be terrifying we had already seen images from the greek side of those whose attempts to cross the course and their lives either from drowning or hypothermia and everywhere we drove up and down the river especially the places where greece feels close enough to touch the turkish security forces were there but virtually nobody
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else well that hill is grace the turkish military say that last year there quarter full fifty thousand people trying to cross the border in places like this as a thousand people a week and it's exactly the same as what the people traffickers told us given that this looks like one of the most important border crossings for refugees in the middle east trying to get into the european union and because it's so bleak and so remote he seems to have passed everybody by. the turkish security forces didn't reply to our requests to film with them but the state agency released these dramatic pictures of the soldiers at work defeating the darkness and capturing the group trying to escape the european union to likes to see this sort of thing it is after all the new frontline in europe's battle against the refugees barnsley al-jazeera and the turkey greece border. u.s. president donald trump is taking his america first message to the world's elite
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addressing the world economic forum in davos he declared the u.s. open for business but he warned that washington would no longer turn a blind eye to unfair trade practices or diplomatic editor james varies as more from the us. as the band played to president trump stood someone could leave aside the man who founded the world economic forum klaus schwab his vision for almost half a century open world trade is not at all with the president's america first policy taking the role of salesman in chief trump declared no america first does not mean america alone when the united states grows so does the world american prosperity has created countless. all around the globe trump who has recently is this week has been accused of protectionism after slapping terrorists
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on imports of solar panels and washing machines criticized other nations for their trading practices we can not have free and open trade if some countries exploit the system at the expense of others we support free trade but it needs to be fair and it needs to be reciprocal. he was politely received until he lashed out as he always does the media and it was until i became a politician that i realized how nasty how mean how vicious and how fake. the press can be as the cameras start going off in the back. trump's capitol colleagues seem pleased with the speech of their great job but nobel prize winning economist professor joseph stiglitz said trumpet got his sums wrong and doesn't realize that the global trading system is already stacked in the us his favor he
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tried to put a sauce spin the fact is the rules of the game have been written by the united states largely for the united states and now for the united states to say that they are unfair to united states there are unfair to developing countries but to say that they're unfair of the united states is unconscionable as president trump left dav also organizers will be breathing a sigh of relief he was scripted and restraint there was some criticism that there was a little new in his speech and no concrete details one veteran davos attendee told me people don't come here to listen tomorrow log oh happy talk james out zero davos as we had in james bays is report trump attacked the media while in the new york times of fake news over its report that the president wanted to sack robert miller the special prosecutor is looking into alleged russian made lying in the twenty sixteen election cycle has the story. publicly donald trump has often
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dismissed the investigation into potential collusion between his campaign and russian operatives but there are now reports he ordered the man behind it fired last june but apparently white house attorney dan mcgann threatened to quit in protest so the president backed down trump had his usual response to the news thanks to stuff thank you for coming you know kind of state story but here's what we do know trump has fixated with the russian investigators and it started on march second of last year when attorney general jeff sessions recused himself from the investigation. trump was furious saying sessions' was supposed to protect him on march twentieth f.b.i. director james comey admits the agency is investigating potential collusion between the trim campaign and russia may ninth he was fired and the very next day trump told visiting russian diplomats that firing him took the pressure off the russian
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investigation he said something similar. and in fact when i decided to just do it i said to myself i said you know this rush sure thing with trump and russia is a made up story that backfired on may seventeenth the special counsel robert mueller was appointed to lead the investigation and on june eighth komi testified to congress the trumpet asked him for loyalty and to drop the investigation into trump's national security advisor michael flynn that raised the possibility the tribe broke the law by attempting to obstruct justice former federal prosecutor melanie sloan says if in that same month he attempted to also fire moeller that could also be considered against the law of course a loop into the obstruction of justice case he will examine the question of what were the details of when trump was thinking of firing him what had exactly happened was it right on top of other events so it would be part of that pattern of misconduct that bob mueller is looking at the president could get
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a chance to clarify all this to moaner him self the president says he expects to sit down for an interview with investigators in the coming weeks but it comes with its own risks lying to them would be a federal offense all on its own. al-jazeera washington the u.s. defense secretary says pick talks between south and north korea must not distract from the goal of denuclearization james mattis made the comments off the talks with his south korean counterpart in hawaii he said north korean leader kim jong un needs to get the message that his nuclear program is unacceptable to the international community. one and this will be sworn in as the president of honduras later on saturday for a second term his opponents accuse him of electoral fraud and continue to protest against his reelection john holeman reports in the capital. in honduras the top twenty percent own more than half the country's wealth many of the rest
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live like neftali and you hania just about surviving in a shack. inequality is an age old problem poverty is on the rise the majority of hondurans don't have a steady job despite a college education neftali can only find work selling ices he makes three cents on each one with a comment much other things sometimes we eat sometimes we don't that's literally how it is the situation with employment is really difficult there are no opportunities. these are the issues that president one and this could have resolved in his first term and will now face again at the start of his second but mr manders also has his own problems there were serious irregularities and suspicions of fraud in the elections which he recently won many hondurans don't support him. two months of protests have left more than thirty people dead that. we have come out as
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united people before the world to tell them that the government stole the election discontents increased again in the run up to nine days his swearing in how is the president and this administration going to deal with a country in which many people don't recognize him as the legitimate president but . the president president has called for a national dialogue he sent letters to x. candidates of other parties the church civil society and businesses to sit down so we can build our country and put new ideas on the table. and there are things to build on the president and this is invested in infrastructure projects repaired ties with international lending rule denies ations and reduced crime in what was the world's deadliest country outside but war zone but the issues that helped stoke the protests remain there fast there had to these protests are about the needs of the population. a population which is dying of hunger a population which doesn't have a quality education a population in which if you are not enrolled in
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a political party you don't get help the. president and is now has four more years to tackle those problems and unite to divide the country behind him. john home and. to goose ago. ivory stores across china have closed as a ban on the trade has come into force demand for ivory is being blamed for the illicit poaching and smuggling of elephant tusks ivory find new ways to use their skills and expertise rob mcbride reports from beijing. leach encourages one of china's master carvers using skills learned over a lifetime working with a material that he says has no equal ivory. is the best material to work with not too hard and the not too soft in spite of the ban he is determined to pass on his skills to his apprentices his workshop like others in
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china is now using mammoth tusk from russia dug out of the ground from animals that died thousands of years ago early human ancestors first learn their carving skills with it. even thirteen thousand years ago humans were using a car is one of their earliest materials were worth with. as the biggest market for ivory in the world china's ban on the trade is seen as vital for the african elephant after years of ivory poaching and smuggling. lease says he never worked with poached ivory and fears his skills may now be lost if carving goes out of fashion. apprentice li yang is determined to learn the craft regardless. even though i don't make much money my family's supposed and i really appreciate it
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when i explain to my friends the importance or car wink in chinese culture he's been learning for eight years i did still considered a novice a basic apprenticeship is ten years it takes at least twenty years to become a professional carver and with more than fifty years experience the chunk reckons he's still learning though heidi some ivory carving techniques have already been lost and it would be very easy to lose their skills altogether and that he says would be not only china's loss but the world's robert pride al-jazeera beijing. and again the top stories the syrian opposition is boycotting a new round of peace talks that russia is hosting next week the decision came as un
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talks wrapped up in vienna without a major breakthrough the delegation says a such a conference is an attempt to undermine your efforts to broker a peace broker a peace deal. too many. concerning. commitment but none of them will deliver somehow and. we are told that we need real involvement we need real commitment is in the court. and the say that they have the upper hand in syria. sponsible for saving eugene. can bring it to commit. to. if he won't be here in turkey as president. one is warning that its operation against kurdish fighters in syria could be extended to the border with iraq the turkish offensive to push prices out of the region has been going on for more than
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a week it's increased tensions with the us which supports the kurdish y.p. militia. plans to return refugees from bangladesh to me and my are in doubt after falling out between a u.s. diplomat and me in mars government bill richardson said he resigned from an advisory role on the crisis after a heated exchange with leader and son suchi all remaining members of the usa gymnastics board have agreed to step down after former team doctor larry nasser was jailed for sexually abusing female athletes the athletic director at michigan state university where nasa worked also resigned the university is now the focus of a federal investigation the u.n. says at least thirty refugees and migrants fleeing the war in yemen have drowned near the city of aden since the boat carrying somalis an ethiopian capsized when people smugglers on board opened fire donald trump has told the world economic
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forum that the u.s. will not turn a blind eye to unfair trade practices those are the headlines the news will continue after risking it all. it's the school election and the candidates are pulling out all the stops so i can move i mean you have let him actually live on farms and gifts. as i say in this telling me as i'm apparently society i am good for a vote at this time on al jazeera. extra fee. feel.


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