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a walking teacher is working class. volunteers. from satellite technology to three d. printing and recycled waste to solar powered classrooms africa is transforming young innovators are propelling change building communities creating employment and solving. their challenging systems and shaping. creative thinkers shaping their continent's future innovate africa. fighting in the southern yemeni city of aden as the prime minister accuses secessionists of staging a coup. hello
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i'm sam he's a dan this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up turkish bank forces take control of a strategic mountain in northern syria. russian opposition leader like sin of and they arrested as hundreds marched through moscow to show their support and one of hong kong's most prominent activist is banned from standing for elections. yemen's prime minister is calling for an immediate cease fire in the southern city of a that earlier here q separatists are staging a coup so far at least ten people have been killed in fighting between security forces and secessionists the security forces are on the side of president. and they're backed by the saudi led coalition the session is on the other hand supported by the government of the united arab emirates the u.a.e.
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is also supposed to be part of that coalition scan the latest from osama bin jeff eight. yemen's prime minister says secessionists of steve in the city of aden. not speer the government had been based for the last few years there are reports of several people being killed in fighting between pro-government forces and separatists. this mobile phone footage appears to show people arriving in the city thousands of protesters have been gathering against an internationally recognized and saudi backed government the demonstrators are backed by the united arab emirates which is supposed to be saudi arabia's ally in yemen. not necessarily a bad situation. that you have very important. you know you worry you. and your if you.
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will we. know that you are its own you have your own lives. and more of. your in your country i think wouldn't want. to raise. the conflict in today's yemen it's complicated the country used to be divided would be north and south yemen until unification in one nine hundred ninety but the difference is never really went away since the fight with the hoodies began in two thousand and fifteen the secessionists have fought for control over here in seaports of aden last week southern forces led by the man appointed by president of the rebel months who are highly as the governor of aden announced to overthrow hardy's government and i don't need a general rules to be rejected the deployment of northern forces to the south there have been calls since last sunday so it's been about a week for people to go down to the streets to protest and. south
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transitional council has been calling on had the head of government to dissolve and for a new government to be appointed and they are calling for independence as well as we've seen on the ground the clashes are continuing and the situation is. very quickly now the future of president hadi is in question he has been based in saudi arabia along with this prime minister had been the other who struggled to control southern yemen despite support from saudi arabia. women's elected government was pushed out of the capital sanaa in the north and now it doesn't seem to have a place in the south as well some of the jarvey the others there. one bashar is al jazeera senior political analyst joins us now from london one can. the president's forces hold on to i didn't probably on the short term especially at least publicly. the transitional council the
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separatists if you will have accepted the coalition forces plead for calm so in the short time in the short term there might continue to say that they are in fact for peaceful transition towards more equitable government in yemen or in southern yemen but on the intermediate and long term certainly they are not up to a stable government if you were there certainly would think the words a more transitional more separate more independent southern yemen i think they will probably use all means including violence to achieve that one of the interesting things is that saudi in the u.a.e. of course they're supposed to be on the same side in the coalition but there are two opposite sides of this conflict in aden how does that impact the whole wider war against the who thiis. you know i'm not exactly sure that they are on the
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opposite sides and maybe in effect the way the commodities have been sponsoring the kind of destabilizing separatist forces in aden might look like there is a total contradiction if you will between the iraqi and the saudi but my sense is that the iraqis are taking the lead in in the southern part of yemen and certainly their clients if you will even even if they are directly or indirectly within their. control certainly you know have a certain things in mind that includes a separate southern yemen and i think the saudis for the time being have not really said the last word on that so while united arab emirates and saudi arabia need a united front in southern yemen in order to fight the war against the whole thieves but i think the united states have another. another plan in mind for the
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long term which includes a separate southern yemen under its control with sewed your abs not exactly taken a position while mohammed been some man who considers. the the ruler if you will defacto ruler of the united arab honest as his good rule so really for that we going to wait and see what saudi arabia takes in terms of a position against the iraqis in the foreseeable future one briefly another human rights watch report that talks about how the u.s. set up almost like a parallel structure in the south why is it so important for the u.a.e. to basically work on a separate or divided yemen. it's actually incredible so i mean this is been going on at least since spring last year and it just went on and on you know behind the scenes a bit of it you know right up front and center but certainly since last october
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with a movement towards a more the so-called transitional or national assembly there is a real attempt by the united arab emirates to use the the southerners in order to create their own zone of influence within the you know the southern part of the country moving towards for the ration and independence they are really exploiting the dirty secrets of yemen since the one nine hundred eighty six and center this is one nine hundred ninety and the attempt at unity later on the civil war in one thousand nine hundred and so on so forth and i think what they're looking for is to have a real strategic footing in the southern peninsula and they're hoping that southern yemen will be that in case the situation against the how it is doesn't go according to plan what more one bashar thanks for that turkey's army has announced the capture of a strategic hill in northern syria the military alongside allied syrian rebels have been battling the kurdish y p g for just over a week turkey accused of using mt sinai to fire shells across the border into
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killis well that takes the turkish forces closer now to their stated aim which is the capture of our freend and man bridge meanwhile turkey's military says it's killed nearly five hundred kurdish y p g fighters in the past week it says the fighters who he calls terrorists have been neutralized in the campaign to take capturing the turkish military is trying to drive out kurdish fighters from the border area seventy deca as more from killis. turkish jets have been heavily bombarding mountain throughout the day this is strategically important to turkey why because as you can see it's very close to the turkish border it is also a mountainous area so it gives avantage point because it is high ground now what we've been seeing turkish forces together with the free syrian army those are of course the syrian rebels inside syria that turkey supports they're trying to push the wipe back from its entire border area so that is this northern border with africa and further down towards the west but it is going to be
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a difficult fight even though turkey has superiority when it comes to air power we've been speaking to turkish forces who will tell you that the white b.g. are prepared they know the terrain well and they have been preparing for this for a very long time so even though the politicians will tell you that this can be over soon it does seem to be something that could take some time u.s. president donald trump is calling for decisive action against the taliban claimed responsibility for saturday's suicide bomb attack in afghanistan at least one hundred three people were killed in kabul more than two hundred thirty others were wounded by explosives hidden inside that ambulance obama managed to get through security in the city's most heavily protected area jennifer glass has the latest from kabul. there is still a lot of destruction here at the scene of the attack you can see these shopkeepers waiting for glass to be installed in their in their shops and you can hear a crowd of people trying to get into this area. police and security forces have
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restricted access some of them are shopkeepers some of them are here trying to get into the local hospital for appointments some shopkeepers have been able to get further down the street now that's where the attack happens you can see that crane right there that is exactly where the bomb went off some of the buildings down there are unsafe and unstable shopkeepers trying to get down there to get to their places of business to see what the damage is at least. not just businesses here we've met people here there are still people missing one mother can't find her twelve year old daughter she dropped her off here on saturday morning to sell pens and pencils and she did not come home later that night the mother very frantic says she's called hospitals she's been government officials and she's not sure what to do and so in the wake of all of this the afghan government has declared three days of mourning not just through this attack here but the one last weekend at the
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intercontinental hotel that killed twenty five and one during the week into lola but that attack on the offices of save the children to the afghan government once the afghan people had to have time to mourn and pray with their with afghans who have been victims of these series of attacks and so three days of mourning ending with a day of national prayer on tuesday. russian opposition leader has been arrested he was attempting to attend a rally he had called for in moscow it was organized in response to him being barred from standing in the presidential election. police had refused to authorize the rally hundreds of supporters turned off anyway. hours earlier police raided his office and said they were looking for a bomb and shut down the live feed of his opposition t.v. station activists report that ninety people have been detained right across the country now several were arrested in come out although in siberia it was among the first major city to stage a profoundly protest organizers say rallies are planned in one hundred cities rory
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chalons has more from moscow there have been numerous arrests in various cities across this vast vast country in moscow there seemed to be a much lighter touch no arrests that i could see here in central moscow although in the last thirty minutes or so most of the young people who were here are headed down towards the kremlin which is that way and i did see a fair few police vans following down there are lights flashing so we might start to see some arrests here in moscow of course the big exceptions that lightness of touch that i was mentioning is when it comes from the valley him so he turned up at this rally earlier on the day it was spotted very quickly by police and bundles quite roughly into the back of a police van and now he says his detention doesn't matter at all because all the people are turning out across russia he says are turning out not to protest for him
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but to protest for their own futures now one of hong kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists has been barred from standing for election the government says agnes child cannot be a candidate in a by election because their party's political platform violates the trees electoral laws the twenty one year old is a member of a hong kong group that wants more autonomy from china the decision is seen as the latest move in a government crackdown against opposition politicians believe the pollen has the latest from hong kong. many people here say they're concerned about the wider implications of agnes childs disqualification they say there's no diggle basis for the government's decision and at stake is hong kong's rule of law now many of the speeches here i've been highlighting how the goalposts keep moving especially when it comes to clothes of ocracy candidates basically the message as interpreted by
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hong kong people is that beijing wants to crack down on the more radical wing of the pro-democracy movement which has been at the tate didn't fall democratic self-determination or independence they say the central government in beijing has been redefining hong kong's mini constitution the basic law not just in these elections but in previous elections too to squeeze out any supporters of democracy it's really hopeful that there's no food if you show me all about direct. suppression to us all call the new generation at the same time it's just all call it's not a semi auto autonomy city is a sample for how or is it agnes chose just the latest in a series of young politicians to be barred from public office over their resistance to the beijing's government tightening grip in the city but the pro-democracy camp says they will not be defeated with little recourse and little chance of agnes cha
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being reinstated they plan to field another pro-democracy candidate and her place. well still to come allowed to zero corruption and conflict high on the agenda as african union leaders hold back annual summit in ethiopia. from fighters to politicians colombia's former far cry bulls begin a new chapter the public is skeptical. welcome back now everyone loves pictures of pandas in the snow and that's what i'm going to deliver for you but we've had some quite cold air across southern eastern parts of china the shots come from shanghainese to where temperatures usually not but loads of give snow that's why the panda seems so excited about it for the coldest penetrated even further south hong kong temperatures should be what about seventeen or eighteen degrees at this time of the year here are looking at highs of
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just eleven degrees in shanghai there might some of to the cold air is pushed all the way into indochina with high noise there just twelve degrees prove that some drizzle as well quite miserable conditions it's going to stay pretty cool here to hong kong still stropping shanghai though venture the scene some slightly warmer creeping in so we head across into south asia where the conditions here looking largely drive fine the usual cabot's of course of poor visibility across northern parts of india through towards bangladesh otherwise want to share is coming back into wards for lancaster colombo could see the odd chair otherwise looking fine plenty of sunshine around the region here in the arabian peninsula we have a bit of a wind picking up so say temperatures dropping away at the moment behind this weather front as it pushes through riyadh struck me with highs of just sixteen degrees celsius this head on through into choose they still looking cool but mecca pretty warm there highs of twenty nine to greece.
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news has never been more available it's a constant barrage that they put every day but the message is a simplistic you have been trained good logical rational person crazy months and misinformation is rife dismissal and does not well accusation and evidence is part of genocide the listening post provides a critical counterpoint challenging mainstream media narrative at this time on al-jazeera. i come back to watching our discern let's take a look at the headlines now yemen's prime minister is calling for an immediate cease fire in the suburbs of evaded earlier here q separatists are staging
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a coup so far at least ten people have been killed in fighting between security forces and secessionists turkey's army says it's captured a strategic mountain in northern syria the military and allied fighters have been battling the kurdish y p g for the past week the turkish government says nearly five hundred y p two fighters have been killed. russian opposition leader has been arrested these are live pictures from moscow was attempting to join a rally he'd called in moscow over him being barred from standing in the presidential election in march police refused to authorize the rally hundreds of supporters turned up anyway. leaders from fifty five african union nations are meeting in ethiopia for the organizations annual summit in the fight against corruption is taking center stage. is being put in charge of the blanks first ever anti corruption dr. and also discuss conflict in their goal to end all wars across
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the continent by twenty twenty well there are challenges thirteen of the eighteen a you member states to to hold elections this year are either in conflict emerging from it or have a history of electoral strife bloc will also tackle how to pay for its projects wants to be able to finance itself completely right now most of the money comes from foreign donors the incoming chair of the african union and rwandan president paul kagame address the block a short time ago he called for urgent progress on africa's development it must act now to say in africa from permanent progression scare is essential. we must created as soon war continental market into grid our infrastructure. and infuse our economies with technology nor country or region and manage
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only oh we have to be functional and we have to stay together. mohammed and joins us now from this advice. the main thing this year is fighting corruption the big question what actual practical mechanisms is the a you considering to adopt to achieve that. while some it will force details of the summit to morrow in the final communique issued by the african union commission right now they are talking about it from the heart is what many people see us progress in itself some of these leaders have come to power through protocol and elections something that is part of a political political corruption and many are called whether they would be able to
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come up with any hundred will measures to tackle corruption all of these any it's all but the problem has become so much in the continent with fifty billion dollars being lost by african states every year who just how much will cross from just in transactions this does not include political corruption which really has a huge impact on many countries in the continent these are feeling that it's time to deal with it and also believe that all these money being lost in deals and in corruption it is forcing many young people to leave the continent in search of good to live outside the continent so they say if there is need to tackle it if poverty has to be reduced in the continent one achieve and i guess is the fact that they are able to sign that open skies agreement tell us what sort of impact people
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expect that to have on life and trades in the african continent. all those itself is a walk in progress only two into one country. find out bill what it entails that african airlines can be able to fly to any country in africa without any body is all. that is still out of whack that is the continuing. we do not know where the other end of the day and how long it will take other countries not find these people to come on to the hall and agree to lines from other african countries to really fly to their countries was also notable he said that the africa this is of course saying that he felt the continent is ready to adopt the continental free trade area agreement he said it's achievable
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in two thousand and eighteen and some of the analysts i spoke to laughed at that sort of suggestion how much progress of been able to fathom has been taking place to adopt that agreement. well as again some in another issue that is a walkover progress through the between african countries is not should be anywhere near that this has been a subject that has been on the agenda at every summit for a very long time now there are obstacles to trade between africa actually happening. not only just between african countries but also countries within a certain region for example the east african community doesn't have all the issues that it has promised including one currency having one customs system and all that it hasn't happened so dick is always suspicious of the east african union all the
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west african part and then there are countries that have got good looks between them so although i think all those issues need to be ironed out before the whole park and polish inquiry takes place between african countries why would we be better now thanks so much mohammed a. former far crevel serve started campaigning for upcoming elections in colombia with a promise to fight poverty this is parliamentary and presidential votes will mark their party's election debut after the two thousand and sixteen peace deal that's aleksandar unfair to reports from bogota the former rebels face an uphill struggle to convince voters it's still dark on the southern tip of a former fire gravel now political candidate. approaches workers on their long commute into town we're not. good morning i want to invite you to the launch of the fox campaign we are x. fark fighters and we are now in politics for people like you for decades the ep is
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this far to state there's a rebel commander for the military tarty had died in a two thousand and nine but barmy and instead after handing in his weapons under his two thousand and sixteen peace deal he's running for a seeping congress. we've always done politics but obviously in completely different circumstances and our social base was mainly peasant farmers the city is a different beast but we are learning we're transitioning into what is a novel path for us for its part is presenting seventy four candidates for diligence lity of elections in march their policies focus on the inequality hoping to make inroads into colombia's lower class the fifty percent of the population that rarely votes he said you know i it might be good to vote for them because they are common people just like us they understand the needs of the humble and the poor . but most colombians remain angry at facts long history of kidnappings in attacks a slim majority rejected the peace deal in
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a referendum and surveys show little support thirty x. fighters have been killed by groups hoping to destabilize the peace process was however at the former launch of the complaining of the working class neighborhood the spirit is upbeat with the peace. signs the far. right regarding the stuff they're showing but the party of folks their candidates will win way beyond that. analysts say they will have a hard time overcoming people's this trust in a crowded political field general clark has a golden opportunity in the next two legislators to build a party and political discourse yet it will be difficult to translate that into votes i'm sure the fog will be a real event political organization and important debates in congress and grab the attention of the media but they'll probably remain irrelevant in terms of votes for
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the former rebels these are just the first steps into an unfamiliar stage but whatever happens most colonials hope it will be a win for peace allison that i'm. i called or says it's working with neighboring colombia to investigate two separate explosions on saturday a bomb went off near a police station in the north of ecuador close to its border with colombia a second attack outside a police station in the colombian city of bell and killed at least five policemen and wounded forty two others it's not known if the two incidents are in fact linked people living near an erupting volcano in central philippines of facing a new threat now heavy rain in recent days is sent a wall of mud and debris cascading down mount may on its force some seventy five thousand people who fled the eruption to move again the volcano has been spewing lava and ash for two weeks scientists are warning there could be a major eruption within days the finance chairman of the u.s.
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republican national committee has resigned following accusations of harassment and sexual assault several women told the wall street journal steve wynn made unwanted advances and pressured them to perform sex acts when denies the allegations calling them preposterous because see no tycoon led fundraising efforts during donald trump's first year in office diane easterbrook has more from washington d.c. . well steve wynn said that he was stepping down as finance chairman of the republican national committee because he didn't want to be a distraction to president trump or the party when is a billionaire casino owner who is the latest person to get swept up in the sexual harassment scandal that has been sweeping the u.s. when and actually president trump had been rivals at one point in the casino business when president trump only can see you know in atlantic city but they were friendly and he was tapped by the president to come on as the finance chairman when
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the president took office last year but he said that he could not stay on again because he didn't want to be a distraction going into these highly contentious midterm elections coming up in the fall he most recently held fund raising events at the president's mar a lago retreat in florida and had also had a recent fund raising event in new york city but because the republican party had been so critical of the democrats for their close relationship with harvey weinstein when staying on a spine announced chairman just really wasn't possible and so that had a lot to do with him stepping down. and sam is a dad and with a look at the headlines now yemen's prime minister is calling for an immediate end to the fighting and
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a cease fire in the city of aden earlier he accused separatists of staging a coup well so far at least ten people have been killed in fighting between security forces and secessionists turkey's army says it's captured a strategic mounted in northern syria the military and allied fighters have been battling the kurdish y p g for the past week the turkish government says nearly five hundred y p g fighters have been killed. russian opposition leader alexander valet has been arrested he was attempting to attend a rally it's called in moscow it was organized in response to him being barred from standing in the presidential election in march police had refused to authorize the rally hundreds of supporters turned up anyway hours earlier police raided his office and said they were looking for a bomb to shut down the live feed of his opposition t.v. station campaigners say fits in with a pattern of harassment one of hong kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists has been barred from standing for election the government says agnes char cannot be
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a candidate in the by election because her party's political platform violates the territories electoral laws the twenty one year old is a member of a hong kong group that wants more autonomy from china a decision is seen as the latest move in the government's crackdown on opposition activists u.s. president donald trump has called for decisive action against the taliban are three claimed responsibility for saturday's suicide bomb attack in afghanistan at least one hundred three people were killed in kabul more than two hundred thirty others were wounded by explosives hidden inside an ambulance the bomber managed to get through security in the city's most heavily protected area corruption and conflict are set to top the agenda at a meeting of the african union leaders from the fifty five member nations are gathering for an annual summit in this. founder of the swedish furniture store ikea
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