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and i'm adrian finnigan this is the news out live from coming up in the next sixty minutes women and children among the dead after syrian warplanes target a market at a hospital in the rebel held province of. colombia suspends peace talks with the rebels after a series of bomb attacks plus scenes in the prison it wasn't part of this is making process often a central target of the president the f.b.i.'s deputy director steps down from his post ahead of his planned retirement. and controversy in australia cabinet documents reveal that a senior minister tried to stop asylum seekers from ever being granted permanent protection visas. syrian warplanes have launched an offensive on the rebel held province of idlib killing at least twenty people women and children are among the dead monitors say the jets targeted a market and then
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a hospital that was treating people wounded in the earlier strike meanwhile russia is hosting a new round of talks in sochi aimed at ending the war the un is there but the main syrian opposition group says that it's boycotting the go see asians until president bashar al assad's forces of the russian allies stop the violence the kurds who control almost twenty percent of syrian territory are also not attending there the focus of a turkish military operation in africa in northern syria ankara says the kurdish fighters are terrorists to syria stephanie decker reports now from the town of killis on the turkey syria border there's just been incoming from syria into turkey we were actually preparing for a live when we heard a whiz over our heads. and then we saw the smoke landing around five hundred meters from our position well the police have now come to inspect the crater this is
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a reminder of course that this is an active conflict and there are consequences for these border towns these border cities kilis has had rockets and shells land here before also the honey on the other side of the border but people that residents that we've spoken to here will tell you that they are concerned they're used to it because i still was here just a couple of years ago along the border and there was this kind of tense situation as well but one gentleman we spoke to yesterday said he was worried and he was already military wife and children away you could see people in tents and they want us to move on all right let's hear now from al-jazeera story chalons is insult she where the latest round of talks on syria taking place. well the news earlier on monday the another group of opposition figures was going to be staying away from sochi really exposes i think the short comings of this congress russia has tried to make this as inclusive as possible inviting people and groups from across the syrian cultural religious and political spectrum so there are
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a bath as here there are these there are sunnis and shias allo whites and various different political platforms including the moscow platform the rest on a platform but there are a few notable exceptions now those are the s.n.c. the syrian that negotiation committee which has said that it will stay away from sochi believing that this is undermining the geneva process the kurdish groups such as the y. p.g. then not here either they are considered persona non grata by turkey and of essentially being shut out of the thing they want to come anyway because of what's going on in africa and so this all basically steers towards the moscow and damascus perspective on the syrian conflict the upshot of this congress is likely to be the endorsement of the new what they're calling a constitutional committee made up supposedly all of the syrian government on one
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side and opposition representatives on the other but if the main groups of the opposition are not here then this allows damascus to essentially say that the opposition groups boycotting sochi boycotting this process are saboteurs of peace the big question of course is where the u.n. stands on the of this and whether stefan de mistura will approve of these measures and not allow this to filter in to the geneva process the russians believe that he is on board the left is wait to see whether the u.s. that suggest that is confirmed or not. let's speak now to another hashmi via skype from denver he's the director of the center for middle east studies at the university of denver good to have you with us is the syrian opposition right to boycott these talks in such. well of course they are you know the early part of your report. noted that there is ongoing bombing of civilian targets in england
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province some of those bombing raids against civilian targets are done by russian aircraft and so at the same time that russia is you know bombing syrian civilians in syria it's trying to preside over a peace process and you know the entire process is objectionable simply on those grounds one of the biggest backers of the assad regime is now trying to i think fundamentally consolidate its military gains on the ground by going through this exercise hoping to give democratic and constitutional legitimacy to its war gains on the ground so i think there's strong grounds for proposing syrian. opposition participation in a peace process that clearly isn't geared toward but stablish in lasting peace but the what are we to make that of the fact that the u.n. special representative to syria is attending these talks in sochi that lends them
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some credibility doesn't it. well the u.n. doesn't have you know an independent voice in and of itself that represents the the will of its members i would point out that while it's true that the u.n. representative is going there britain and france and the united states are not attending and they've explicitly said that they do not want to give a stamp of approval on the sochi talks they'd prefer a u.n. sponsored you know geneva process that is a different you know process that is more inclusive and more in keeping with at least the u.n. security council resolution twenty twenty two forty five that is the framework in the basis of peace negotiations that all sides have bought into so i wouldn't read too much into the participation of stefan de mistura i think he's there simply. to just observe it's it that it doesn't represent in any way the will of the international community but russia and syria have effectively won this war
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militarily haven't they what options to the does the opposition have now. not very good ones most of their backers have abandoned them. the united states you know at least rhetorically claims to support the trigger in the. it's soft statements in that direction but you know fundamentally we forget that there is this peace process but the peace process is really being shaped by the military reality on the ground and as you stated correctly in that you know russia and iran have prevailed in this conflict backing their their ally assad in damascus well the rebels really have no international backing that can change the balance of power on the ground and lead to more serious negotiations on less that changes i suspect russia is going to go through this exercise of a peace process hoping to you know send a message to the to national community that look you know you're tired of this
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conflict we're not tired we're providing some option for stability please support us and please finance the reconstruction of syria i think that's the plan from moscow's perspective ok one final question where does tookie fit into all of this and its offensive against the why p.g. in northern syria that's a great question i think for turkey it all comes down to one ish the kurds they're no longer interested in serious resolution of the fundamental political conflict in syria they're interested in preventing you know the rise of a kurdish autonomous stay on their border and they're seeking now to you know see you know a create a buffer zone so for turkey it's all about the kurds and nothing more and so i don't expect the kurds to shift their position in any significant way in terms of advancing the genuine peace process that can bring these you know bloody conflict in syria into it so that here to an end good to talk to so many thanks thanks dave. colombia's government has suspended peace talks
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with the rebels after a series of bombings at the weekend seven law enforcement officers were killed during the attacks on police stations in three cities president juan manuel santos has blamed the armed group for the attacks on a run p.r.t. reports from bogota. three bombs attacks in less than twenty four hours was interpreted as a clear message from the un about its faith in the peace process in colombia in the aftermath of the country's president juan manuel santos had his own. my patients and of patients of the colombian people has its limits so i have taken the decision to suspend the start of the fifth cycle of negotiations which was shared world for the coming days until we see coherence between the words and its actions. talks between the government then the active rebel group in colombia have been going for more than a year last october they agreed on a ceasefire but the rebels launched
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a new offensive when it expired earlier this month the targeted oil pipelines and security forces the bloodiest of the weekend attacks took place in the coastal city of. where five officers were killed. president santos flew there to inspect the aftermath under increasing pressure to win the peace talks for good in the eyes of the taxi indicate the group's leadership is divided over the way forward. as an organization where different tendencies converge on are expressed both politically and militarily they also have an historical issue with timing they're unable to understand when it's the right moment for doing or not doing something this attack happened at the worst possible time public opinion not only rejected them but also closed the political space government had to continue negotiation says it's willing to take part in another ceasefire but its attacks will continue until the moment it's agreed upon the truth is that unlike the successful talks with five gravels
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who signed the peace deal with the government a year ago the negotiations with a year land seem increasingly bound for failure leaving the dream of a completely at peace in its stead troth i listen to them. the f.b.i.'s deputy director has resigned weeks before his official retirement date the us president has repeatedly criticized andrew mccabe for political bias accusing him of favoring his rival hillary clinton during the twenty sixteen presidential race mccabe's departure comes as the f.b.i. continues its probe into possible ties between russia and trump's campaign alan fischer reports. and ricky has been with the f.b.i. for twenty years but in recent months he's been the target of repeated criticism from president trump the deputy director played a role in the investigation in hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server his wife ran for office for the democrats in virginia and
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received campaign donations from clinton our lights for the president that was enough for him to tweet how can the f.b.i. deputy director andrew mccabe the man in charge along with leaking james komi of the phony hillary clinton investigation including her thirty three thousand illegally deleted e-mails be given seven hundred thousand dollars for his wife's campaign by clinton puppets during investigation. when mckibben knows his intention to retire in march the president tweeted again f.b.i. deputy director andrew mccabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits ninety days to go the white house the night it played any part in his decision to leave the f.b.i. i can tell you none of this issue is made bad out of the white house any specifics i would refer you to the f.b.i. to keep briefly ran the f.b.i. after the president fired teams combing the washington post reported the president asked them how he voted in the election to keep told him he didn't vote but his departure will risk questions among other f.b.i. agents this is profoundly disturbing it's yet another chip in the edifice of the
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separation of politics from the rule of law and the independence of the justice department the law enforcement bodies of united states in this instance the f.b.i. intelligence community and frankly american democracy this is been dominating the headlines but washington's attention will soon turn to this president's first state of the union speech lita on tuesday but the ramifications of mccabe's abrupt departure mean well rumble on alan fischer al-jazeera washington the u.s. ambassador to the united nations nikki haley has taken members of the u.n. security council on a tour of washington d.c. and among the highlights were a look at what the administration says are recovered parts of iranian missiles and equipment first unveiled in december haley says they're evidence of terence violations of security council resolutions from washington d.c. diplomatic editor james pace reports. the u.s. ambassador nikki haley brought her security council colleagues here with
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a tight schedule and no media invited something even the russian ambassador reluctantly complied with that thought about what they were taken by bus to a military base to examine weaponry which last month ambassador haley had unveiled at a news conference among the items fragments of a missile the administration argues was supplied by iran and fired by the goofy's in yemen at the saudi capital riyadh the us wants to persuade the security council to take tough action against iran not all on the council are convinced a many a worried about d. railing the two thousand and fifteen nuclear deal ambassadors were under instruction not to talk to the media with one state department official rather ineffectively trying to block our camera but it's clear from the one ambassador who did speak to us they'll need to be a great deal of further deliberation when they return to new york there is there
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are various reports. that will odds our impressions to date to the reports that they're on the sanctions committee will discuss that in new york during a wide ranging discussion at lunch with the ambassadors at the white house president trump seem particularly concerned about afghanistan and when we see what they're doing and the atrocities that they're committing and killing their own people and those people are women and children many many women and children that are totally into said. it is it is horrible so there's no talking to the taliban we don't want to talk to the taliban we're going to finish what we have to finish that comment to appear to our pain and his administration's new strategy liz seventeen year long war the security council which visited the country earlier this month had been told the plan was to increase military pressure on the taliban to force them back to the negotiating table some member sitters privately say there are uncomfortable about this trip and the precedent it set one told me what do we do in
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a few months time if we get an invitation from president putin to go to moscow james zira at the white house the u.s. has lifted its ban on refugees from eleven what it called high risk countries but says the checks will still be enforced u.s. president on the trump implemented the ban in october as part of his revised immigration policy applicants from the unnamed countries will still face tougher so-called risk based assessments to be accepted. hear the news hour from al-jazeera still to come on the program refugees sleep rough on the streets of gold in greece as growing numbers cross the turkish border. and mounting international criticism over the hinge a crisis is forcing b.m.r. towards its traditional ally china for economic help. out in sport a baseball team drops its controversial logo the details coming up a little later with andy.
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australia's treatment of asylum seekers is again caused a stir this time of the cabinet documents revealing that a top minister tried to stop refugees from starting a new and permanent life in the country the papers reveal that in twenty thirteen the then immigration minister scott morrison asked the country's national security agency to delay checks on seven hundred asylum seekers he wanted them to miss the deadline for a permanent protection visa that would then only permit them to stay in the country for three years and speak to the hock in melbourne by skype he's an asylum seeker from afghanistan who came to australia in twenty thirteen. good tell you with this what do you make of this then this document which seems to show that the government deliberately held up will people like your asylum application in order to keep you from settling in australia permanently. yes well it's quite unfortunate and we.
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seeing this coming out now to the media and everybody is. knowing a bit of the fact that what i've been through and a lot of other men and women and children have been. similar situations unfortunately when i came in two thousand and thirteen. under the law the policies that were in place at that time i was eligible to lodge an application for permanent residency visa. or permanent protection visa which. actually froze my rights and. applied to freeze where i could not apply for any visa for two and a half nearly. two years i couldn't apply for a visa and this has had immense impact. on my life on my social and economical life on my mental health and. for the past two years where
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i was allowed to launch an application. for the visa. i actually had to restart my life from scratch so for three years there was there was no life for me it was an absolute freeze. i was scared everybody else was scared they could not speak to media they could not speak about this and we knew quite well what's going on on the ground and often we would see that in local media news that the minister was trying to bring the new law under which. permitted protection visa as well manisha will diminish and there will be only temporary visa so that a tougher policy and a path of regime is in place. when they did that in two thousand and fifteen they actually backdated the law to two thousand and thirteen to cover up and i think it was known. logic behind this whole thing i don't see any logic. if you see it from
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my perspective or if you see it from a legal perspective it would have cost more to the government it would have been more humane to let these people including me to apply for a visa get a permanent section. start a life here in australia which is pretty much been devastated. just that it was from afghanistan so what do you make out of that country do you see that country. any time soon in the future a better place for me to a time. back in twenty thirteen you must have one of one of the lucky ones and given what's happened to you and many many others how do you feel about about the australian government. i think it. is very sad and. i knew this. if. i go through the situation there will be some point in the future
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where this will be looked at a very dark history and a very inhumane. harsh policy and i think that time is coming people are knowing that i think people will know. and i think the sooner the better. it's much better to discussion back to the table and say ok what is the logic behind this whole thing ok this is a young. we don't have much time here but tell me about your current situation. all you want to. do you have to do permanent residency. in two thousand and fifteen i was allowed to apply for a visa but then i had to wait further to be invited by the immigration ministry to sort of lodge my application. that was only a temporary and in two thousand and sixteen i could i was invited to apply for. in january two thousand and seventeen i've got a five year temporary visa under way i have limited rights. to travel and i can
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only travel compassion reason apart from that. i just have work rights i can work and again to work in a lot of industries that acquire. citizenship. didn't see that is out of the question it's not possible it's totally scrapped the pathway to become a permanent resident or citizen is absolutely gone from the whole process so there is a. path that says if you work in that. then you work within a specific industry and then your job is in demand and then your sponsor so it's a very long story that's not happening. well we wish you the best many thanks indeed. mian mars economic prospects with the west are at risk following mounting international criticism over its handling of the hinge of crisis last week a top u.s.
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diplomat quit the government's advisory panel after a heated exchange with me in mass leader aung san suu kyi bill richardson's departure shows how suchi appears to be pushing away critics and relying on old allies for support scott hydel reports from the un go on as the bustle of yangon city winds down at the end of the day people stream to the riverside to commute to feed the seagulls and to soak in the last bit of light before sunset. and when the sun rises in a new day starts a reminder has arrived overnight another cargo ship from myanmar is main trading partner china also a reminder of the dependence on its huge neighbor to the north. something leaders here hoped would lessen when economic sanctions began to soften eight years ago but with mounting international criticism and pressure over the range of crisis the nation seems to be turning its focus away from new partners in the west i think
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given. the justified anger on the part of the international community and the un instead of of handling that criticism in dealing with the crisis and we're caught in a professional political and moral man a government has decided to just go back to the chinese this new factory on the outskirts of yangon supplies myanmar rubber to tire manufacturers up in china it's about seventy percent of their business they want to expand to the west but this deepening rift between western nations and the government here might force companies like this and the nation to remain reliant on trade with china. myanmar drew harsh comments from the u.s. last week when it announced the government would buy six advanced su thirty fighter jets from russia. and they were and pins are when it was a political prisoner during military rule he says the timing of the fighter deal and closer military ties with russia are related to the range of crisis after what
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happened in iraq hein and the discussions at un security council china russia flatly said that they would support him so this is something that i am on that issue especially knows that can't count on. analyst david matheson feels that even though the two nations are providing for myanmar now investments in defense assistance there's a long term problem they do in a western dynasty because the chinese and the russians are going to provide health and education and issues they want to sell weapons and they want to extract. natural resources. right now most of the people of myanmar are not aware of any negative impact that the ridge a crisis might bring but some think that there will be a cost if there's further distancing from the international community and that could impede the progress of reform after years of isolation it's got harder al-jazeera yang go on aid agencies say there's been a surge in homelessness among refugees in northern greece the country's second
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largest city thessaloniki has apparently lots of space to house new arrivals refugees are avoiding the greek islands or instead crossing over the land border with turkey they're often forced to we go via the everest river lawrence live reports from thessalonica many people believe pakistanis or iranians refugees and so they cannot know what's happening in the border province of but look you stand where these people come from they spoke out against tribal leaders there who want independence and they were threatened with death so they ran for it . they crossed the ever us river from turkey into greece walked for five days and added up sleeping here in the salon icky for months the men had to take it in turns to stay awake to protect their wife and sister. i felt like committing suicide i was going mad i thought i should have stayed in my country and let the tribespeople kill me i just wasn't expecting this to toll the bill got frostbite in
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thick snow on the river border he can no longer bend his fingers but the blade for . any wash for me i can't even go to the toll upon myself my brother has to help me there's no way i can work it's really stressful. where they took us to where they've been sleeping we realised we'd been here before in november two thousand and sixteen then it was different people all suffering the same things that winter turned out to be the coldest for decades water froze in the refugee camps greece's lack of preparation was exposed the full year on nothing has changed it's due to the fog that their fundamental rights are being violently those people don't have a house don't have access to medical care what they say absolutely nothing the baloch family got shelter three months ago through the norwegian refugee council saima is now pregnant but their only guaranteed accommodation for
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three months more so they could end up back here again before she gives birth. while the greek authorities and charities try to prioritise families single men have no chance one meal a day provided by young european volunteers working off the nations and thats it. there's no doubt the big increase in people crossing the everest river into northern greece has simply compounded the homeless problem here and testimony we're told is now completely full there is simply nowhere to put all these people the only bit of good news is that the winter so far hasn't been anything like as cold as its terrible conditions this time last year but if it does get worse greece could have a full blown crisis on its hands they showed us where they sleep underneath an abandoned half built concrete block if the police catch them here they can go to jail so they dare not even light a fire itself presumably when they sleep they dream of nothing because that is exactly what they have for the problem lawrence lee al-jazeera facility. we'll
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get a weather update next on the news out then car giant volkswagen calls for an immediate inquiry into scientific tests exposing monkeys and humans to toxic you see. i don't want to be phillips on the scottish island of it's for sale should it belong to the local community or a wealthy one. at its core david beckham is officially returning to major league soccer this time as a team ota and he will be here with all the details and little of assisting us. from dusky sunset so it's proving something. to summarize the top in asian metropolis. hello there certainly has been cold over the southeastern parts of china recently in fact for some of us here there's been
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a fair amount of wintry weather these pictures are from chongqing showing the beautiful very cold conditions we've had there and the snow has gradually been pushing its way south which is it's fizzling out there so not really anything left to it as we head through tuesday but it certainly has built in that cold air look at that hong kong as a maximum nine degrees very cold for us and for hanoi we're only getting to eleven and if you think about some bands that see what's happening on wednesday because on wednesday is still staying very cold for many of us in this time that we more in the way of cloud and rain as well so really not feeling too special across this region atoll i mean further towards the south in the very heavy rains that we've been seeing over the philippines have now cleared so for most of us there is a lot of sunshine around still some showers yes but not as heavy and prolonged as the rain that we've seen that's what we're going to expect over the next few days then some fun shine but also some showers there will be more showers over parts of java some of us here seeing a pretty wet picture at the moment more heavy persistent rains still to come we're also being somewhat weather over sri lanka recently as well still more showers are
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likely here but we've also got another weather feature. in the north that's been bringing a fair amount of snow and it looks like another one's on its way for way. the weather sponsored by cattle and peace. on counting the cost the problem with every year the rich and famous discussed making the world a better place but who moves are afoot to open up and travel across the african continent plus the link between seafood forced labor in thailand counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. i really felt liberated as a journalist was told i was going to the truth as i would that's what this. journey through memories scarred by sri lanka's civil war. divisions and mental wounds still run deep. as
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a once exiled tamil gorilla struggles to comprehend how things went so wrong. demons in paradise a witness documentary at this time on al-jazeera. again this is the news from al-jazeera adrian finnigan here in our top stories this hour syrian warplanes launched an offensive targeting the rebel held province of killing at least twenty people wanted to say the jets has a market and then a hospital that was treating people wounded in the earlier strike the deputy director of the f.b.i. has resigned ahead of his official retirement days the u.s.
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president has repeatedly accused andrew mccabe of political bias. yes the white house is tonight having any involvement with mccabe's departure and colombia's government has put peace talks with the rebels on hold after a string of bombings killed seven police officers on the weekend president juan manuel santos blamed the group for the attacks on police stations in three cities. thousands of workers from the u.n. agency for palestinian refugees have been protesting in gaza against planned budget cuts it follows the e.u.'s decision to cut millions of dollars worth of funding to the aid agency in iran com reports. this was one of the largest demonstrations gaza has seen in recent months the union organizing says thirteen thousand people turned out palestinians are angry that the u.s. is withholding one hundred ten million dollars in funding for the united nations relief works agency that agency is responsible for palestinian refugees some one
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million in gaza alone the agency itself is in crisis mode it's introduced austerity measures and warns it only has two months of funding left after that. a fix it would be no food. on there would be enormous. for these kids which are looking to be as kids in other parts of the war on palestinian in gaza city but on that seas which is a very very serious situation it's some of gaza's most desperate the will be hit hardest people like who saw his see he receives unemployment payments from he supports a family of six those payments a jew to come to an end if money isn't found by then one goes on the show and. stops this project then what kind of going. how can i feed my children how can they
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raise them and there is no other choice construction has stopped and we are on the feet there is no option other than without it there is nothing. a humanitarian crisis is coming experts in the business community already warning that the gods the economy is on the verge of collapse now some seventy percent of gaza live in refugee camps like this and they're the ones that are going to be the most affected that's almost half of the population of gaza. i was there the gaza strip on the risk of famine in somalia has eased slightly in recent months the u.n. warns that humanitarian assistance will remain vital to millions at least until some of somalis have been particularly vulnerable to food shortages years of drought and the displacement of people but now the government says that it has a plan to improve food security in the long run to serious from either miller has
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more from mogadishu ameena and her family left their home in chile about three hundred kilometers away to find food and security in mogadishu a severe drought last year meant they could not grow any crops and they feared for their lives as rival plans for but there is nobody left in my religion except very young people it was too much fighting and we had to leave because there was no food at the peak of last year's drop to more than three million people were in need of urgent humanitarian assistance the united nations says that numbers dropped about only by half a million the humanitarian needs are still very high and we're still seeing. levels that arse amongst the highest in the world so that very much warrants a continued attention at the same time the progress that we've made shows that we have a much more effective response mechanism in place as compared to twenty eleven when quarter of a million people died. three hundred thousand children under the age of five are
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malnourished but the effects of the drought in parts of southern somalia including the capital mogadishu have eased more cisterns is now needed in the north with has been low rainfall and the u.n. says two point seven million people will be in crisis between now and june since the famine in twenty eleven billions of dollars have been spent on emergency relief but the government says it can no longer rely solely on foreign aid and most wind long term solutions to conflict drought and the displacement of people they'll be in through national institutions to tackle these challenges but now the government says it's come up with a plan. last year the government open to the department to deal with humanitarian and disaster management and it's planning long term investment for development in rural areas usually the worst hit by drought we have the longest. sea
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caused as well as we have two rivers we have fertile land. so country like so much earlier is something that could have been avoided very long time but because of a lot of institutions in history thousand nine hundred ninety nine to one up to now and that is why we have seen these droughts keep coming back move funding to produce food including in the agricultural and fishery sectors hopes to break the impact of drought and the cycle of suffering but somalia's government says it will take time for me to malaya al-jazeera mogadishu. in kenya the head of the fire department in the country's capital has been suspended after a fire left thousands of people homeless at least four people died and more than fourteen thousand others lost their homes as the huge blaze swept through the land gutter state area of nairobi kenya media reports that firefighters at the scene
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relatives of water soon after they arrived more than one hundred migrants have been rescued off the coast of libya after they became stranded trying to cross the mediterranean in dangerous conditions the country's coast guard said the group which included women and children were brought to a naval base in tripoli for medical treatment the later be transferred to a detention center in the city. authorities in egypt have extended the detention of al jazeera journalist matthew to say that for the eleventh time he'll be held for an extra forty five days without trial it's now been more than a year since he was arrested and jailed in egypt the same is accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which both he and al-jazeera strongly deny the swollen river saying is now threatening towns further downstream from paris heavy heavy rain is flooded embankments forced road closures and canceled riverboat cruises in the french capital around one of the half thousand people had to leave
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the homes the river peaked at five point eight four meters on monday german carmaker volkswagen is facing criticism for partially funding studies in which humans and monkeys were exposed to engine fumes for hours at a time the company's supervisory board has called for an immediate inquiry into who commissioned the tests done when it came reports from berlin. the revelations about the extent of the testing that was performed have been a shock to many in germany certainly in the political class of criticism from across the board from social democrats christian democrats about what had taken place and why it took place in the first place the spokesman for and kill america or condemned what had taken place and the person directly responsible for transport in this country the minister responsible gave a very strong reaction to what he had heard about what had taken place. that i strongly condemn the exhaust test on animals and humans which according to
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available information have been done on behalf of the automotive industry i have no understanding for all that these tests were intended only to promote car manufacturers we cannot and will not accept this this shows the trust in companies and in the auto industry is once again being damaged the central issue of air pollution in germany and how it is tested is something of a bug bear for this current coalition government which has already admitted that it may miss the sort of targets it has set its mind to achieving regarding air pollution regarding the amount of emissions in the atmosphere the point to make is that the german government's failure in this regard is matched by eight other countries across the european union who will all have to meet tomorrow in brussels to discuss how they go about reducing emissions in their countries down to levels that are not as harmful to humans and others and other and animals as well clearly given the nature of this sort of topic so news such as that which is happening now
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does not reflect well the point to make also become a new factor is concerned of distance and themselves from the test that took place and i've said that they they categorically condemn all animal abuse a remote scottish island is for sale in the government's deciding whether to give the local community the right to buy it rather than putting it on the open market land ownership in scotland is a sensitive issue with a few wealthy people owning half of all private land as part of the phillips report from all over the government wants that to change. in a distant corner of the british isles i drove through a wild landscape to find an island community that is dying six hundred people lived here on olva in the nineteenth century now there are only six including the owner who's decided to sell it and rebecca whose children are at school on the neighboring island of maui she fears a new owner could force her family to leave
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a final blow in the long decline of this community my husband grew up here in our whole lives are invested in this and myself my system of belive in years and in belton up her business and our children are very happy at the local scale and i think it would be devastating for us. is littered with empty houses some long abandoned some recently far from jobs and services this is a difficult place to survive but the remaining islanders supported by people all want to buy for believing they can repopulated make it viable backed by scotland's government which has new powers to change the pattern of land ownership being to change from the present situation where a very large proportion of the very few people. which can't be to the benefit of local communities there's an opportunity under the wonderful legislation in
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scotland for us actually to make a difference we're going to grab it with both forms the old jamie howard use family have lived here for seventy years believes the community underestimate how much investment alva needs better his land agent told us to find a buyer on the open market if we're trying to get investors here we don't want to put barriers in the way we don't want to frighten them by saying if you buy here well the community or somebody else may come in and stop you we want people who are leaving europe with these like it or you don't. we're leaving europe we want to encourage investment into this part of the world but donald who runs the little ferry turbo sees the proposed by out as old as last chance to speak. so when it's been your blood work into the typical. is just one tiny island but the conflict of interests here between local community and landowner is
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one that resonates through the highlands and islands and through scotland's history scotland's government seems inclined to give the islanders time and money to match the owners price it's intervention being watched far beyond. the phillips al-jazeera in the scottish highlands. still to come here on the news out in sport find out if afghanistan's young cricketers could reach the first gold final. details in less than five minutes.
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again donald trump will give his first state of the union address later on tuesday one of his biggest campaign promises was to bring back the country's once thriving steel industry which has seen significant job losses and recent he is jabatan c.s. travel to rural pennsylvania westport for trump was strong in the twenty sixteen election to see if the president has kept his promise. pennsylvania hadn't chosen a republican president since one thousand nine hundred eighty eight but thanks in part to support from rural communities where the steel industry still clings on don't trump flip the state in twenty six to the collapse of the industry was devastating but u.s. steel's clinton koch plant remains the largest coal plant in the u.s. and at the local union will do mclaughlin explains that it was to safeguard the plant's future but he voted for drop under every president we've taken a hit republican democrat and the trade agreements both parties have to agree to it i wanted something different doldrum was clear when he was campaigning we're going
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to bring steel that. and trump one here because of his stated opposition to trade deals that lead to a lot of cheap imported steel and his pledge to investigate whether the u.s. is reliance on steel imports is a threat to u.s. national security but a decision on that speech may still be several months away the white house is reported to be split on the issue at the club and you know all the disappointments not least because while the white house has a tate's steel imports have soared i thought it would have been done in middle summer make a decision but. overseas they know this might become an artist dump and even more with jones didn't vote for trump we're still flatline like not i mean since the election but then he never trusted trump he was willing to retain some hope that hasn't yet been justified i'm all sorted he believes in another then you know money but money for money now for the top floor i see him. several times over the
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last year and all trump has touted his job creation skills only for job losses soon to fall or the most infamous example is the carrier factory in indiana kerry well never leave but since then hundreds of workers have quietly been laid off from the plant as jobs moved elsewhere one of them brown skin is the president of the clinton branch of the united steelworkers who seems to be his nature you know saying exactly the way. there's still hope in the mom valley but having been failed by both the democrats and republicans in the past if trump's words turn out to be empty they say it's nothing new but you have to remember one thing we've been promised a lot of things over the years nobody's ever come through with problems donald trump didn't pledge to revitalize communities here in the mom valley with ambitious plans to refashion them as hubs for twenty first century jobs but by pledging to return them to a heyday not seen for seventy years for many here it was worth a try however improbable she ever tansey al-jazeera the moment valley pennsylvania
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. time now for sports here's andy. thank you very much the cleveland indians baseball team and to get rid of a controversial logo from their uniforms many consider the chief wahoo image to be offensive and racist chief wahoo is a caricature of a night american that first appeared only indians uniforms in one thousand nine hundred forty seven major league baseball say will be removed from next year after the team owners agreed with their view that the logo is no longer appropriate for on field use will only respond to the native american journalist and activist simon moyes smith he says cleveland's ownership need to do more to convince downsize their intentions and see if the league put pressure on the team to drop its chief wahoo local from its uniforms in while it's playing but the team itself is still selling the merchandise with the image they're going to continue to do that they haven't changed the name they haven't issued an apology to natives in
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ohio and across the nation for creating a hostile environment for natives in that state so they're just reacting to pressure from the elite they didn't do this that they have a crisis of conscience it's a caricature of indigenous peoples it's a dehumanization of indigenous peoples and it's ubiquitous here in the united states you have the cleveland indians you have the washington football team which is named. for a slur that means dead indians you have the kansas city chiefs you have the chicago blackhawks that humanization in the united states continues and i think that for the rest of the world they need to understand that racism against native. pretty probable here. david beckham is officially the owner of a soccer team in the united states beckons as yet unnamed m.l.s. franchise we based in miami will kick off its first game in twenty twenty back and paid twenty five million dollars for the rights to a new team back in twenty forty land for
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a new stadium has now been found in the forming them camps and as well as buying in a stampede players building a cademy to develop local talent is central to the project. when you bring homegrown talented kids into a team like this that's when a community is built and that's when people become proud to be supportive of a team because you see young kids from the ages of eleven twelve thirteen go from being young players young talented players into full grown professionals and then they go and represent their countries and that's when we're going to sit back and say job done russian power athletes who can prove they are drug free will be allowed to take part in the upcoming winter paralympics or be it is neutrals the international paralympic committee announced the concession earlier on monday it means around thirty five russian neutrals will compete that's around half the number the road the sochi games four years ago russia was banned from all
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paralympic events in twenty sixteen after evidence of state sponsored doping was revealed recently we often say during our deliberations last saturday can we look india eyes of the athletes all of them and see that we are doing everything that we can to guarantee a level playing field and the answer was yes so we are not rewarding russia but we are allowing we believe a clean to compete under a neutral flag or our sports correspondent leigh whirling says the aipcs shift in position was expected. from the noises we've been hearing from the international paralympic committee over the last few weeks this was the most likely course of action and what it does is it brings them in line with the international olympic committee and have been neutral updates remember the power to pick bosses took a much tougher stance over ray are they said there will not be any russian competitors there and they haven't just done this to fall back in line with the
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i.o.c. they're very much made it clear it's their own decision that they are really optimistic actually about how things are now going with the russians some of the language is no longer of the russians corrupted and compromised they've got greater confidence things are much better but what happened is that the russians have an idea not progress in time to have their entire team there and it does actually feel a bit better all round to have the olympic bosses in the power and pick bosses in line together and being as fair as possible as they can be with rushing off the eight who they perceive to be clean. former world number one golfer jason day is targeting a return to the top of the rankings after winning his first tournament in a watch two years at story pines earlier he beat alex norman in a playoff but it started on sunday the pair played five holes before it got too dark to continue a one play regime in front of empty stands on monday the australian would sink the winning parts have to just thirteen minutes of play they struggled for form and
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twenty seventeen after his mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and this is his first title since the place championship in may twenty sixth he. sits is special because i work very hard in the offseason to try and get back to this position that i know i didn't realize used you know i had a chance this week are obviously going back to earlier this week. i never thought i was going to actually play because of my back but you know just very thankful for my whole team. you know we just had to stay patient you know we sleep my goal is always trying to back to number one so this is a good start the right direction well tiger woods finished down in twenty third place is the first time in three years he's finished in the top twenty five of competitive events. well a day on from becoming the first man's win twenty grand slam titles roger federer is showing no signs of wanting to stop there he says he plans on returning to
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melbourne said offend his crown next year when he'll be thirty seven federally in the season's opening grand slam for a record equalling six song with victory of a crisis chile which will continue to manage his workload carefully is undecided on whether or not he'll compete in dubai next month where he could recline the world number one ranking from rafa nadal it's just a lot you know it's a lot trying to get in last year it was more straightforward you know it was just this believe going to believe it happened. there i was waking up with a trophy but i don't know this year seems more surreal i can't believe i was able to defend my title you know after all this after all these years i could do it again and afghanistan's young cricketers have missed out on a place at the under nineteen world cup final after wins over pakistan sri lanka and hosts new zealand it seemed unable to repeat their heroics in this semifinal
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against australia the three time champion is winning by six wickets and that denied afghanistan a place in efforts of a world final. ok that is only sport for now more later. scares at an austrian resort a trip to remember on the slopes thanks to a broken chair lift all the one hundred people spent several hours in the cold twelve hours and rescue teams with the help of helicopters to get. it is about here's what's all the day's top stories just about what i'll see again but. the scene for us there 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 us on set there are people there are choosing between buying medication and eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an
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