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he is also a security guards. as witchcraft is sorcery killing spreads across papa new guinea when east exposes shocking human rights abuses. of the specific missions darkstar when used at this time i now do sirrah. a car bomb in afghanistan's capital targets the high peace council killing at least forty people and injuring more than one hundred others. hello i'm adrian for again this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up one of
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the world's richest men is reported to been released from detention in saudi arabia . in syria a fragile ceasefire in the south of the country as a turkish military offensive continues in the north. plus china's battle ivory forces autism's to find new ways to use their skills. at least forty people have been killed more than one hundred injured in a blast in afghanistan's capital kabul the taliban has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that used an ambulance near the old interior ministry building it comes a week after taliban attack on the city's intercontinental hotel sirus jennifer glass reports now from kabul. the emergency vehicles there taking off the dead and wounded in this bombing it happened just around the corner at the second checkpoint this is a heavily guarded street the target appears to be the high peace council that's
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where the gate is that area is also home to the anti corruption agency here as well this is a very very busy part of town normally this road would be jammed with cars in addition to the government offices down that down that street this is a hospital just behind the camera as well is the governor's office the kabul mayor's office and these are all businesses and as you can see security officials still doing their jobs. this is the second major attack in kabul in a week of course last saturday the intercontinental hotel that siege lasted more than fifteen hours and killed twenty two at the security has been tight around the city but still afghan security forces unable to stop this latest car bomb iraqi army official say the u.s. military across mistakenly fired at a gathering of tribal fighters and civilians west of killing at least seven people and wounding eleven others instant came off the u.s.
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back to rocky forces arrested and i saw a fight at his home an investigation is on the way. a cease fire has come into effect in syria's perceived area of eastern the capital damascus it was brokered by russia the area is the last remaining rebel stronghold near damascus and has been under siege by government forces for almost five years it comes the syrian opposition members meeting in vienna say they will boycott talks that russia is hosting in sochi next week but they did say that they are ling gauge with russia if moscow genuinely works towards a solution meanwhile turkish forces continue their operation against kurdish fighters in a free in northern syria forcing thousands from their homes the violence has increased tension with the u.s. which supports the kurdish y.p. g. forces in the area as they battle eisel let's go live and taqiyya unpack all of this with syria stephanie decker stepha stop with the cease fire the nice and is it holding it is for now agent but it is early
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days we do see the ceasefire is coming go in syria. is also a deescalation zone what that means that was agreed upon a while ago that it would not be an area of conflict but we have seen intense air strikes from the syrian government and russia on the areas there there are several different rebel groups some of them have signed up to this others haven't but the main thing is age and when we talk about east a new day yes it is the last bastion of rebel control around the capital damascus but the humanitarian situation there is so bad the u.n. estimates around four hundred thousand people in there are saying because of the seas the lack of food and medicine is making the situation for people there what they say is the worst malnutrition in the syrian conflict so just gives you an idea of just how desperate still pockets areas are inside syria as the politicians fail to reach any kind of agreement step turkish forces are continuing their operation
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against kurdish fighters in africa in northern syria just across the border from from you what's the latest on that. yes well it's the first day in that all this for so that the sun has come out so there could be a relative perhaps move on the battlefield when it comes to ground offensive even though again it is fluid we had this morning a village confirmed by the f.s.a. the free syrian army that they had taken that back from the y p g we've just had a statement from the white p.g. saying that's not the case it is very difficult terrain as well we were in syria yesterday with turkish authorities on an organized trip we were close to one of the front lines speaking to free syrian army fighters all seeing them why they were involved in this operation which certainly is more of a cause for turkey and them telling us that basically some of their villages which are arab villages were taken by the kurds is a very complicated situation also for many of these f.s.a.
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fighters it is personal it is the eighth day adrian and it is again a new front that further complicates this war that has so many different elements to it stephanie thanks indeed down to zero stephanie deck of their lives in kentucky let's get more now on those u.n. back talks in vienna al jazeera is one of the hobby that has been speaking to the opposition delegation and they explained their position. this round in vienna was meant to be a real test for the commitment to the implementation of us you could go solution two to five for. the details in it unfortunately this test has been. they failed that both the regime and those who are supporting that he deemed to continue surviving now based on that is all it's all the vote that there could be a commitment the citizens could have been made regarding what russia is proposing unfortunately the test was where is this going to go i mean how many times are you
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guys going to attend talks way to geneva or anywhere else and each and every time there's no outcome absolutely all right but you have to think of the person who was trying to obstruct the political process from the very beginning of the g.m. has selected the military solution to be the strategy for just silencing people however the world quote a political solution should you once you could at the council resolutions that is somebody who is working against these political attempts of the because of the russians and finding ways and means to obstruct the yuan from just doing its job it is a challenge not only to the study and people it is a challenge to the un it's it's good it comes as a nuisance this is the problem one of the world's richest men the billionaire saudi prince sal believe bin talal has been released from detention just before his release he gave an interview to the reuters news agency inside the ritz carlton
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hotel in riyadh where he'd been held since november along with around two hundred other cities are some of the first images from inside the complex a saudi attorney general says that many have already been released after paying settlements of billions of dollars will defend study professor andreas krieg says that saudi arabia's government is using prince talal as an example to invest as. having someone like prince talal for example speak out publicly as he did yesterday shows that you know the saudis are trying to use him as somewhat the poster child of liberalism they're trying to appeal to investors overseas saying we realize that what we did and the way we did it with that courage last year we completely undermined the business confidence and investor confidence in saudi arabia because let's face it there is a country that says we want to fight corruption and we does just misappropriate or nationalize certain. certain privately owned acids and privately owned company
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companies and that obviously undermines investor confidence now they're trying to come back and say it's actually all not that bad we came to a settlement the problem with all of this is there has not been a due diligence process there has not been a process that follows the rule of law that's seen until now it seems everything that has happened there seems to be absolutely abba treasury and based on the cushion and bullying that's obviously not how you deal with such problems and i think that is the big problem. with this entire affair and now the saudis are trying to pull back saying look actually it's not been that bad a using tell all to say actually we've come to a mutually beneficial agreement in the end of it and it wasn't all that bad but let's be honest you know i mean if people especially billionaires are being added truly detained that has an impact on international business confidence and investor confidence obviously african union leaders are gathering in ethiopia head of a major summit. set to discuss ways to tackle the flow of refugees and migrants to
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europe as part of a series leading up to the a summit pickler's hoc reports now from dakar why people are so determined to leave yusuf in the us doesn't want to be here he's tried twice to go to france and failed both times. now he wants to go again he says he deserves a better life. for me i'm a father my family depend on me i decided to leave senegal because my degrees and diplomas seem useless here. as a child he thought he would play professional football in europe instead he went to university and became an i.t. engineer hoping to find work at home but here in senegal he never found a full time job. my parents sold whatever they want to pay for my education they've never asked me to pay them back but i know i owed them because they have suffered for me and i'm ready to suffer for them and so is preparing to travel
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again by road and see to the shores of europe despite joint efforts by police forces and coast guards from both european and african countries the trafficking of migrants and refugees continues. the u.n. estimates the people smuggling trade to be worth more than thirty five billion dollars a year and it's booming. more than three thousand people died last year most of them were africans and. there are no official numbers of migrants that actually made it to europe some have drowned in the mediterranean others have died of thirst hunger in the desert and then there are those have been taken as slaves. he was sold by senegalese traffickers not arabs our own brother has sold us to the arabs my family had to pay fifteen hundred dollars to free me. this isn't just his brother a cynical eavesdropper who made it to france he paid for us to be freed and sends
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money back to his family in this zone he explains why so many want to leave africa he says it's the shame of not being able to support your children your parents is the shame of seeing your loved ones are able to eat the shame of lead unable to provide for their family that pushes them to leave. and i feel like a slave here to feel stuck unable to get out of my current situation all i want is to be like my brother to be someone my family can depend on most africans wanting to go to europe legally get their visa application rejected and so yes his family agreed to pay traffickers for his latest trip through veronica to spain it's a journey worth the risks he says once again he packed his bag ready to go because hawk al-jazeera the car. we're going to weather update next here on out zero then. on lawrence three on the river every rock it's the land border between
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turkey and greece but it's also the new frontline in the european union's attempt to keep refugees out. hello there the weather is all quite quiet for us in the northern parts of asia at the moment we're just seeing the winds feed down from the northwest that's picking up a little bit of moisture so some of us in the northern parts of honshu and through into hokkaido may just see the a flurry of snow that many of us see dry weather not warm though because up four degrees of the maximum in tokyo minus five is a maximum a bit young young foresee paging will only be getting to minus three will get above freezing there was we head into monday this time all the way up the dizzy heights of positive one degrees now a bit further south and we're seeing cold air digging in here as well so you can
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see lots of rain with us and lots of snow as well for the temperatures there shanghai four degrees that's your maximum dropping to three as we head through monday very call for us and for hong kong twelve it's going to feel very chilly for us here there for the time was a sound we've seen a lot of heavy rain over many parts of the philippines recently the heaviest of that is trying to move away on sunday so still plenty of showers for us if you're in the southern hof but gradually the worst of it seems to be clearing elsewhere and towards the south across many parts of java lots of cloud lots of rain here because of looking wet once more but it's not looking as wet force in singapore or k.l. k. else getting to thirty two. rewind returns with new updates on the best of al-jazeera is documentaries. and the moving story of two young turk men girls in afghanistan. at last able to get an
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education after years of repressive taliban occupation. five years on what has become of their dreams. rewind pencils and bullets at this time on al-jazeera. again the top stories this hour on al-jazeera at least forty people have been killed and more than one hundred injured in a blast in the afghan capital kabul the taliban says that it was behind the suicide car bombing near the old interior ministry building. a cease fire brokered by russia has gone into effect in the rebel held area of
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eastern syria's capital damascus eighty four hundred thousand people live in the region that's been besieged by government fighters now for almost five years. and one of the world's richest men the billionaire saudi prince already been tell all has been released from detention just before his release he gave an interview to the reuters news agency inside the ritz carlton hotel in riyadh and. been to the houses that he'll be cleared of corruption charges within days he gave an interview to. the russians here i'm sorry i've just told you all that let's move on. we'll get more on our top story the blast in afghanistan's capital. is a lecturer at the abu rehan university joins us now live from kabul to tell you this president ashraf ghani has expressed confidence that a new more aggressive military strategy is succeeding in pushing taliban insurgents back from a major provincial center centers on the evidence of today's blast that that
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confidence is misplaced isnt it. this i believe is in response to that aggressive strategy that the government of afghanistan is undertaking the government of afghanistan is pounding the taliban in remote areas namely in him on. the lawn and other remote areas but this is a response to the government by taliban they took full responsibility for this attack and you might have been updated on the latest on this tragic attack which took lives and. wounded more than one forty ok so if this is in response to the government's strategy. last week's attack on the intercontinental hotel today's attack indicative of what could be to come a week and we can we expect more like this.
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well it's sad to say that but i think we can expect more to come because the taliban the group is responding today to the sanctioning of six of the members which. the united states put six high level members of the taliban in. global terror blacklist and also the government of afghanistan and ally of the u.s. pounding the a group so they are also responding this is a this is an impasse it's not a neither side is winning so they're also pushing to win the government and its allies are also pushing to win and. yes this is a response and we can expect more to come from all right so how can that and past be broken. well.
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only time can tell us but i think it's it cannot be broken so soon we cannot expect to win i mean if we talk on behalf of the government we cannot expect to win so soon because the group the group resisted the. aggressive strategy of the us with the united states out more than one hundred ten thousand troops and now they have around twenty the group. is not going to surrender or give up they they want to take areas mo territories and also the government is trying to control the populated areas but this impasse cannot be broken so easily and so soon but i thought he could still see so many thanks indeed for being with us all remaining members of the u.s. gymnastics board have agreed to step down after former team doctor larry nasa was
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jailed for sexually abusing female athletes the athletic director at michigan state university where nasa works also quits the university is now the focus of a federal investigation diana estabrook reports one day after the u.s. olympic committee sent this letter demanding the resignation of the full usa gymnastics board all remaining members stepped down the u.s.o.c. threatened to strip the group of its power following wednesday sentence of dr larry now sorry 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. 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. i'm walking forward in
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a way that based upon my deep assessment. gives the survivors first and foremost the self what it department this university in my family an opportunity. to heal and and step 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
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including a limpid gold medalist ellie raisman who wants more answers this is bigger than larry nasser we have to get to the bottom of how this disaster 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 school could lose millions of dollars in donations usa gymnastics could lose millions in sponsorships dion estabrook al-jazeera there's concern over the planned return of summer hinge refugees from bangladesh to me and our government leaders in manama announced that repatriation centers in rakhine state were open and ready to receive some of them as of tuesday parts of crossed the border bangladesh officials say the paperwork for the refugees is incomplete it comes as a former u.s. diplomat resigned from an advisory council after a heated exchange with leader aung san suu kyi bill richardson said he feared that
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the crisis was being whitewashed man mark hughes's him of pursuing his own agenda turkish security forces arrested fifty thousand refugees on the land border with jordan greece refugees are becoming increasingly desperate and turning to smugglers for different routes lawrence lee has an exclusive report. 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. looking a 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 one day turns tonight some of those smugglers will tell you just how big the trade
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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 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
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villages where they hide out in abandoned buildings. in this amulet the farmer said the army had captured refugees each of the last two days this man tried it and 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
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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 else well that hill is greece the turkish military say that last year they 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 yet because it's so bleak and so remote they seem surpassed 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 all through all the new frontline in europe's battle against the refugees or ensley
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al jazeera and the turkey greece border. canadian aircraft manufacture a bomb body has secured has scored a victory against its u.s. rival boeing that's after a u.s. trade commission ruled in its favor in a trade dispute though it argued that bond body was benefiting from unfair government subsidies allowing it to undercut its business decision paves the way for one body to sell its jets to american customers without high tariffs thousands of extra police and soldiers have been called in to secure the honduran president's inauguration the opposition's vibe that they'll be mass protests and his call for a general strike it says there were irregularities in the vote count out of in this presidential vote which saw one alonzo hernandez reelected since then more than thirty five people have been killed in violence with police so mark you think there are fifteen thousand five hundred national police officers that be working so that
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this inauguration is a peaceful one and that they'll be you know unfortunate incidents ivory stores across china of closed after a ban on the trade came into force it means that there's a lot less work for ivory carvers but some of them try to find new ways to use their expertise as robot bride reports from beijing leach encouraged one of china's master carvers using skills learned over a lifetime working with a material that he says has no equal ivory and ronstadt here. 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 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 learned their carving skills with it and. now that you know. even thirteen thousand
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years ago humans were using a car so 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 support and i really appreciate it i explain to my friends the importance or car wink in chinese culture he's been learning for eight years i do still considered a novice. a basic apprenticeship is ten years it takes at least twenty years to
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become a professional carver and with more than fifty years experience the chunka reckons he's still learning though heidi you should try some ivory carving techniques traffic already being 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 problems bright al-jazeera beijing well if you're enjoyed that you'll find plenty more video along with the latest news is that al jazeera dot com. good to have you with us adrian from going to here in doha the top stories on al-jazeera at least forty people have been killed and more than one hundred injured in a blast in the afghan capital kabul the taliban says that it was behind a suicide car bombing near the old interior ministry building it comes just a week after the taliban attacked the city's intercontinental hotel one hour from
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jennifer jennifer plus who's on the scene. the emergency vehicles there taking off the dead and wounded in this bombing it happened just around the corner at the second checkpoint this is a heavily guarded street the target appears to be the high peace council that's where the gate is that area is also home to the anti corruption agency here as well this is a very very busy part of town normally this road would be jammed with cars but in addition to the government offices down that down that street this is a hospital just behind the camera as well is the a governor's office a couple mayors office and these are all businesses one of the world's richest men the billionaire saudi prince has been released from detention just before he was freed he gave an interview to the reuters news agency inside the ritz carlton hotel in riyadh he'd been held there since november along with around two hundred of us. a ceasefire brokered by russia has come into effect in the rebel held area of east
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and syria's capital damascus nearly four hundred thousand people live in that region and it's been besieged by government finances for almost the last five years now the syrian opposition says that it's decided not to take part in russia back talks in sochi next week spokesman not so i'll have eighty was speaking on the last day of the un back talks on the syrian conflict which are underway in vienna but he did say that engage with russia if moscow genuinely works towards a solution. iraqi army officials say that a u.s. military plane has mistakenly fired of the gathering of tribal fighters and civilians west of killing at least seven people and wounding eleven others the incident comes to us back to rocky forces the rest of them i saw at his home this concern over the planned return of some of the range of refugees from bangladesh to me in ma government leaders in may in monster that repatriation centers in rakhine state were open and ready to receive some of them as of tuesday but across the
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border in bangladesh officials say the paperwork for the refugees is incomplete or news son of zero off the inside story next. the parting shot to me and more as leader from a veteran u.s. diplomat bill richardson says on song suit she lacks moral leadership and resigns from an international advisory panel of the injured crisis while they bicker what about the plight of hundreds of thousands of refugees this is inside story.

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