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good audience across the globe. a haunting journey through memories of scott by sri lanka's civil war. divisions and mental would still run deep. as a once exiled tamil guerrilla struggles to comprehend how things went so wrong. demons in paradise a witness documentary at this time on al-jazeera. zero . l. o. i maryam namazie this is the news hour live from london coming up seven secessionist
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by the united arab emirates say they've taken control of the yemeni city of aden. the. russian sponsored talks on the war in syria wrap up in sochi ending a day of heckling and an opposition protest at the airport. kenya's opposition leader raul or doing the is sworn in as the people's president in a mock you know gratian ceremony. the u.s. awaits president trump state of the union address not least what he has to say about immigration. as the english premier league sits a new january transfer spending record with more than twenty four hours still to go . to yemen where succession his forces say they've taken control of the southern port
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city of eight and that's where the saudi backed government of president. hadi has been based after hoofy rebels took control of the capital in two thousand and fourteen the reuters news agency says the forces which are backed by the u.a.e. of confine the government of president hadi to the presidential palace suggesting splits in the saudi led coalition so a binge of aid has the latest. the seat of power for yemen's government is no longer under its control this is the sudden port city of aden where secessionist said they are now in charge fighters from the sudden generational council have seized areas around the presidential palace and military bases. the prime minister's call to cease fire has not but the government of president. is based out of saudi arabia and the man he appointed as governor of aden now heads the separatist movement secessionist said given how the made him to change his
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government and when the deadline expired on sunday thousands of their supporters took to the streets of aden. we demand this corrupt gang in the liberated southern areas be expelled our youth have sacrificed for the school these sacrifices cannot go down the drain and see this corrupt gang in power to them we say enough is enough. many people in the south of accuse the government in the north of discrimination since united in one thousand nine hundred the situation has worsened since the war against the who began three years ago. to form a state the coalition must consider cause if not they will be the losers as we will restore our country and our state not only on us we are here today holding our ground you'll remain in the streets we will topple the field government we will topple bin and his government as they've humiliated our people the people. the saudi led coalition was supposed to fight the iran backed with the rebels who
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control much of the north including the capital. of the united arab emirates which is part of that coalition has been supporting the separatists in the south. max the internationally recognized government which no longer has any control in the north or the south but despite that the saudis insist the coalition has and splinted. to have. the position of the u.a.e. remains deeply consistent with other members of the coalition concerning the yemen crisis the foreign ministers meeting last week was good evidence that members of the coalition are united and will take the liberation of yemen as their ultimate goal but instead of liberating and uniting yemen the war seems to have pushed the country to the brink of breaking up some of the job aid does their. well gerald feinstein was the u.s. ambassador to yemen from two thousand and ten to two thousand and thirteen is now the director of gulf affairs and government relations at u.s. based middle east institute and joins us from washington thanks very much for
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speaking to us the longer this war goes on for the prospects for peace become more complicated as we see old alliances fray and crumble what does that mean for the future of yemen. first thank you for having me on today and you're absolutely right. this is going to be a complication is going to make the process of ending the media card for that much more difficult and will make it more difficult also to map out a way forward understanding that there are a number of different divisions within the country including most prominently between the north and the south that are going to have to be addressed in order to automobile resolve the conflict and how how do you address those these fishes how do you begin to structure a framework for talks in
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a conflict where you have local tribal groups in one area you have the who sees you have the southern transitional council which is process session as to how do you secure the buy in of so many different parties. no you're absolutely right and in my view what you need to do is to and the the most immediate source of the fighting which is between the who tease who sought to overthrow the widget of a government of yemen and the and the government present the rabo months or the who still has the the support of the international community through the un security council resolutions then after that you have to have a political process that is once again going to try to address these many issues of the internal divisions within the north of the south and also trying to win the
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support of disaffected populations particularly the tribes and news and civil society we've seen the war go from bad to west and the human cost has been high yet there seems to be no willingness to do want what you describe which is to pull back from the brink and have some kind of talks it's clear that the military approach to defeating the seas isn't watching will we see a fresh approach to the conflict yes yes well i certainly hope so and as you know. smile shake off who's been the u.n. special envoy for the past several years has announced that he's stepping down when his term runs out next month and the u.n. is try to identify a replacement for him right now and i would certainly hope that as soon as that new special envoy is appointed there would be a fresh effort on the part of the united nations with the support of the
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international community to get the parties back to the negotiating table and try once again to work out some kind of a political path forward. all right well ambassador gerald firesign thank you very much for taking the time to speak to us or russian sponsored talks aimed at finding a political solution to the war in syria have wrapped up in the black sea resort of sochi a final statement said elections should be held to allow syrians to decide their own future are his foreign minister sergey lavrov also said they agreed to create a one hundred fifty member committee to discuss changes to the syrian constitution which would include groups that were not in attendance the event was boycotted by the leadership of the syrian opposition the us person in france were not there either they support a separate un mediated process which itself has failed to get anywhere some delegates heckled the russian foreign minister when he read
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a statement from the president vladimir putin a ques moscow of killing civilians and some opposition delegates refused even to leave sochi airport for the talks because syrian government flags were displayed at the terminal. if the reform do comprising the government of the. republic the league asian along with the wide represented opposition. for drafting a constitutional reform with little desired votes as the this result the creation of the constitutional committee will be handed over to the united nations the work of this new institution the syrian constitutional committee will be organized in geneva according to the resolution twenty two fifty four. well let's get more front up to mattick editor james bays and so james we heard there about the possibility of elections being held about changes to the syrian constitution any more detail
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from the mr as to how this is all supposed to work. yes they found him a store of courses in sochi still after those meetings that took place but a short time ago he was beamed in by telephone to the press conference room here at the united nations in new york and we had a chance to ask him questions it's pretty clear this is an important the development but not yet a breakthrough he gave us some more ideas of how this would work you had about one hundred fifty people being chosen for this committee will he's going to whittle it down to about forty five to fifty that lachie meet in geneva to discuss a constitution for syria he says he's going to try and make it representative he's going to have members of the government members the opposition and members of civil society those that are independent in this committee the problem for seventy mistura is that until now in the four years of failed talks that we've had on
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syria it's been very difficult for the two sides particularly the opposition side to decide who's going to be in the delegation will now with this committee it's actually going to be up to mr de mistura himself who to choose and there are clearly going to be people who are very very unhappy that they are being excluded from this constitutional process it's also worth remembering that in sochi the opposition weren't even present so it's not even clear whether they will take part in this new process he also dodged questions about the whole idea of political transition which originally was supposed to be his remit trying to get a transitional body to run syria ahead of elections it seems the u.n. is skipping that step coming up now with a new committee to draw up a constitution and then hoping to move to elections there are many who doubt that this process is going to be any more successful than his previous process but it now seems rather than having talks in geneva we're going to have
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a committee meeting in geneva with one specific area only being discussed and that's a future constitution. for syria no reaction yet from the u.n. security council mr de mistura briefed reporters before them although we do expect him to brief them in the coming days mehram all right thank you very much our diplomatic editor james bays with all the latest from united nations in new york. all now it's a canyon where the government has declared the opposition movement a criminal group following the symbolic swearing in of its leader raul are in danger thousands of his supporters attended the inauguration ceremony in nairobi insisting that he is the legitimate leader despite her kenyatta being officially declared the winner catherine sawyer reports from nairobi. i. was. right loading they're taking an oath of office that is not officially recognized he swears to serve and protect the country as what he calls himself the
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people's president he's basing his oath of the august eighth general election that he says he won the election was invalidated by the supreme court which ordered a new one to be held in october last year. and his opposition national coalition will quote it that. was. tuesday's rally in nairobi was largely peaceful and there was no police presence despite the government declaring the gathering and knew full and shutting down live signals of the country's main television stations for most of the day the the ceremony itself took less than fifteen minutes and left mixed feelings on what today was sort of under climactic for the many many supporters of the opposition as of when lisa new came to witness the symbolic swearing in of rye loading and his deputy. and the reason why people what went home so disappointed is because the other three main leaders including.
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this deputy did not show up to this event was they later issued a statement saying that ops this was beyond their control but supporters here say does not look good for opposition unity over. the other leaders will be here to support it would have shown us how strong the opposition is what. i the people we talked to told us that the portland thing is that guy himself showed up at the pinnacle of the i'm a guy must be one of the we're going to get them it's a good look at the end of the really good on the city to the end of this country this is sort of on the surface of some of the awful lot of the little old drug dealers one of them suffered a lot of the other. anymore. but he used the so-called people to simply a forum established by the opposition to operate to the county governments to push
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for electoral reforms and other issues last year the opposition also introduced the national resistance movement the government has just declared that movement an organized criminal group. these are the supporters say it does not matter if put all their hopes on him to deliver electoral justice even as they understand that the oath is largely ceremonial and. catherine so we are. coming up on this news hour from london hope for those caught up in years of war and drought in somalia with plans to get rid of famine for good. with our pollution one of the top issues for the european union we look at how one german city is trying to tackle the problem. and then later the new england patriots touched down in minneapolis as head of the super bowl peter will tell you how to win a title on the six.
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donald trump will give his state of the union address to congress later on choose a second year in office the u.s. president will lay out his agenda as he seeks to rally a deeply divided nation and sagging approval ratings the white house has described his speech as incredible and a how to reports from washington. donald trump isn't known for modesty most people expect him to spend much of his state of the union address highlighting what he boasts as evidence of success from his first year in office passing a one point five trillion dollar tax reform bill drops another employee bit and driving the historic gains in the stock market. of the field right now out of the starting. trump is known for his off the cuff remarks but the u.s.
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president displayed none of that last year in his first address to congress and most expect the u.s. president will appear as what's been dubbed teleprompter trope veering little from prepared remarks his to sound presidential much as he did last week in davos switzerland it has never been a better time to hire to build to invest and grow in the united states no issue is more divisive at the moment been immigration trump wants twenty five billion to build his wall along the southern border with mexico something he'll request on tuesday but there's pressure on him to protect the children of illegal immigrants as well the issue is so contentious it recently shut down the government . as celebrities like pop star cash use their star status to shine a light on sexual harassment and unequal treatment of women it's unlikely trump will acknowledge the hash tag me to movement even as his poll numbers continue to
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be low amongst women trump himself has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least nineteen women another president. you know makes some reference to the need to move he will not for obvious reasons but i guess and i think that's a mistake in fact some democratic lawmakers are boycotting the address for that very reason at this forum analysts agreed he. play up republican accomplishments particularly when it comes to foreign policy i think you're going to see the president take quite a bit of credit for protests in iran i think you're going to see the president rightly take credit for what has happened with isis in particular it's unlikely donald trump will mention in his speech the accusations of collusion or russian interference in the twenty sixteen u.s. election that continue to trouble the trump white house can really help get al-jazeera washington. rosen jordan joins us live from washington now on tell us
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more about what president trump has to do in his address. well there's been a lot of parlor room a discussion here in washington about whether the president can try to strike a unifying tone and according to a number of u.s. news presenters who had the traditional state of the union luncheon at the white house they all said that the president wants to try to strike a unifying tone to try to bring the country together but there are already critics suggesting that's going to be a heavy lift because of the number of i hate crimes against minority groups that have tripled in the past year since donald trump became president because of his seeming support for right wing groups and groups that seemingly espouse fascist or racist off the loss of fees as well as his comments about people coming from other
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countries which he recently described with an expletive so there's going to be a lot of skepticism from some quarters trying to see how donald trump would actually try to achieve that during his remarks on tuesday evening and of course speaking about those points of tension all eyes are going to be on on what he says about immigration how much pressure is there on charm to reveal a tough and gratian plan. will certainly from those who support the u.s. president there is a lot of pressure to show that he is taking national security seriously and that includes cutting the number of people who can immigrate legally to the united states as well as preventing those people who don't have the correct documentation from getting into the country the president is going to try to highlight his efforts to deal with the immigration problem by having in his wife's box at. the
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speech this evening a number of people who have been touched by those who were in the country illegally and who then turned around and committed crimes some democrats for their part are going to bring in those who are also affected by the immigration debate to basically underscore their support for a more comprehensive and what they call more compassionate immigration policy it's not going to be solved on tuesday evening all right thank you very much charles rangel in washington. now many are hoping trump addresses the future of the hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants known as the dream is as we were hearing from roseland that republicans and democrats have been debating need to fight action for childhood arrivals act known as dhaka which allows them to live and work in the country while brunell's brings us more on this now from los angeles. in l.a. it's busy korea town neighborhood people are following the immigration debate with
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a sense of dread right now there is this you know more anxiety and fear show you than was brought without authorization to the u.s. by her parents when she was just five years old so she has qualified for daca but she resents the trumpet ministrations offer of a deal for dreamers in return for drastic cuts in legal immigration a massive border wall stepped up deportations and the end of policies alone legal immigrants to sponsor their family members to settle in the u.s. it's really frustrating and appalling that we're being used as bargaining chips i wouldn't like to throw anyone else under the bus and it's really unfortunate that they're continuing to further attack or immigrant community like this koreatown like immigrant communities all over the u.s. would be hit hard by president donald trump's proposals according to the u.s.
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census bureau the number of new immigrants coming to the u.s. from asian countries has exceeded the number of immigrants from mexico for the past five years labor activist can't warren says trump's comments have inflamed racial anger toward immigrants i do think that the trump rhetoric is not only offensive to immigrants to communities of color but it is also a distortion of who we are as a society and who we are as a people and i do think that it is highly politically motivated to motivate a base of people who believe that somehow immigrants pose a threat to our lifestyle. alexander so heads the koreatown immigrants workers alliance it's good to meet him and i think powerfully that is trying to divide people whereas we need to keep people together we need to ensure that our
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multi-racial community and multi-racial tightly can thrive and we cannot do that we will racist immigration policy in koreatown fear for family the community and the nation's future rob reynolds al-jazeera los angeles the u.s. secretary of state and defense minister have been meeting their counterparts from castle secretary of state rex tillerson said the u.s. was keen to find a solution to the gulf crisis that seen several arab nations cost off all ties with cata patty colleen has more from washington qatar is a strong partner and a longtime friend of the united states a message of support from the u.s. secretary of state to the state of cutter who didn't get the same treatment from rex tillerson boss at the start of the blockade we ask guitar and other nations in the region to do more. and do it faster president donald trump initially sided
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with the blockading countries but has since called for the sides to settle their disagreements he even promised to help them negotiate but that was last september and not much has changed so now these talks resolving some big sticking points in the relationship guitar airways has agreed to open its books a big demand of u.s. air carriers and the sides have signed an agreement to work together improving labor laws and preventing human trafficking in cutter while here cutter sent a kind of message to the u.s. president in the kind of talk he likes the most money and business is already investing one hundred billion dollars in the u.s. economy including ten billion dollars earmarked for infrastructure for its part the visit meant the blockade was once again being talked about in washington and framed in a way to highlight that this isn't just a gulf issue as the gulf dispute nears the eight month mark the united states remains just concerned today as we were in its outset this dispute has had direct
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negative consequences economically and militarily from those involved as well as the time stage and cutter also got something it very much wanted a promise of protection signing an agreement that the u.s. would work jointly with cutter to deter and confront external pressures to qatar's territorial integrity and believes that will be heard in the region what it does it puts the united states more. closely at the cover so to speak and basically that of the others. blockading at the united states is not going to be be in your camp any more there really hasn't been much discussion here at the state department about how much longer this blockade will last but they are sending a message with this meeting site in agreement that this is going to happen every year next year secretaries of defense and state will be headed to doha. al-jazeera
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washington. you're watching the news hour live from london still to come why nearly one and a half million afghan refugees living in pakistan facing an uncertain future. the philippines government declares war on fake news but some say it's just a way to stifle freedom of speech and in school one of the winter olympics new skiing events took center stage in stockholm paid to have a much more. hello and welcome to international weather forecasters starts in europe we found some heavy snow across eastern parts of the region but our snow clearing out right away so dry weather for a time but only a brief response time is there moscow minus one that's going to change we've got another frontal system moving in across the baltic and across more western parts of
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europe some snow on the with an age and then as you move through into thursday that system will again be pushing into wards of parts of russia and ahead of it the cold air is there minus eight from moscow as a high and some heavy snowfall is likely also after a bit of a respite we've got more snow coming but for the alpine region so again that's just going to add to the problems there we've got cold air coming down behind that frontal system my sort of seven there for london fine conditions the most part across more southern parts of europe with the iberian peninsula seen highs of thirteen we've had a low pressure system giving some disturbed weather across southeastern parts of iberia last a day or so still there across morocco giving some rain with some snow a higher elevations of the atlas mountains and also quite a bit of dust as well be left in the though that low pressure gradually fills we'll still see fairly strong winds at times further so for much of west africa weather conditions are dry and fine should be a nice day in accra in ghana with a high here of thirty.
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were at the original barrage count for palestinian group. news. a comeback without is there a look at the stories making headlines now secessionist forces say they've taken control of yemen southern port city of aden they've reportedly confined the government of president i better up a month to the presidential palace russian sponsored talks aimed at finding a political solution to the war in syria just wrapped up in the black sea resort of sochi the conference's final statement said elections should be held to allow syrians to decide their own future and the kenyan opposition movement has been
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declared a criminal group by the government following the symbolic swearing in of leader weiner a dingo. without all the stories of watching the united nations says humanitarian aid is still vital to somalia to spy announcing a decline in the risk of famine the recent rainy season has improved the situation but the east african nation is still vulnerable after years of war and drought and as for me to many reports from the capital mogadishu the government is now starting a long term food security plan. ameena and her family left their home in julep 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 clans for it but there is nobody left in my village accept very 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
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urgent humanitarian assistance the united nations says that numbers dropped to but only by half a million the humanitarian needs are still very high and we are still seeing none attrition levels that are amongst the highest in the world so that very much warrants are going to get 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 malnourished while 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 must wind
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long term solutions through conflict drought and the displacement of people they've been 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. caused as well as we have two rivers we have first. saw come to life so malia. is something that could have been avoided very long time but because of a lot of innocent details unknown to us and i do know it's all up to now and that is why we have seen these droughts keep coming back. move funding to produce food including in agricultural and fisheries sick does hope to break the impact of
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drought and the cycle of suffering but somalia's government says it will take time for me to malaya al-jazeera mogadishu. the united nations children's fund is warning that around sixty thousand children are at risk of starvation in north korea with the situation made worse by international sanctions they've been put in place because of north korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs last week the u.s. announced fresh sanctions on several organizations and people and on six north korean ships unicef says the sanctions are making it harder to get aid into the country. in catalonia a process session rally has taken place on the day that the regional parliament have planned to propose ousted leader carlos pushed inland as its president but a parliamentary vote was suspended and the central government has warned of a possible extension of direct rule from madrid we've bachar explains from barcelona. so you've got another large scale demonstration here in barcelona in
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support of council an independent there comes on the day in which the council and parliament dominated by those who favor of independence fully suspended the session who would have formally recognize its new leader carlos approachable the only problem is that carlos preserve on his own self-imposed exile in brussels if you don't attempt to come back here to barcelona he runs the very very real risk of being jailed possibly for thirty years on charges of propel you and sedition to declaring independence because the end of october saying that though the constitutional court on saturday said that if he doesn't come here to barcelona for his own investigator in person then they would suspend the session completely there is also the possibility the parliament could hold a symbolic session of the room with the possibility of putting on appearing via live or pretty or link up for a speech to be read by somebody else on his behalf but then they run the very real
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risk of there being a continuation of direct rule over. by central government in madrid but the people here have made it very very clear where their loyalty lies with this man recognize him it's called the courage of. the european union has warned nine of its member countries that they face legal action if they don't take action of the air pollution france germany and britain are among those being told they must reduce their emissions but as domenic cain reports from the german city of stuttgart efforts are being made to find new ways of cleaning up europe's debt. nestling in a natural bowl of the neck of valley stood guard is renowned as the cradle of the automobile several famous manufacturers have important bases here but there in lies the problem because with the car comes pollution which often lingers in the air because of the local topography to combat it the city has pollution meters set up in many locations gauging the amount of nitrogen dioxide and minute particles of
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fine dust in the air a sophisticated alarm system warns people in the levels are too high but local authorities say more needs to be done the federal level needs to spend more money for the for the local level at the moment we have what they call is for programs a quick start program which is a one billion euros which is not that that few money but regarding are looking to the cities in germany which are ninety cities so we have the problem one billion euro is not that much money and given that so far in january the fine dust alarm has been triggered seven times other local solutions are being explored such as the fine dust eater it uses three applications to filter out particulates and fine dust and although it's currently a prototype the project manager is optimistic we exactly in stuttgart might be able to on the one hand equip chorused that means everything that has to do with
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internal transport a proper transportation with act to find us for traditional systems or with a brick dust particle for the problem for a city like short got is that although many of the measures it is taking or it has plans to take do reduce some of the emissions right now they're only really scratching at the surface of a problem and this is a problem right across germany. one environmental organization in berlin says the problem is so entrenched in germany that it's taking nineteen cities to court we hope. to also get the federal level moved when they see that citizens get more and more under pressure by fulfilling their local target so to speak to yet to protect the health of their citizens in recent months germany's most the manufacturers have been committed to cutting emissions of nitrogen dioxide by a third but the current coalition government and the likely next one have admitted
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they must perspire own reaching pollution prevention targets the issue of air pollution is a developing danger in the eyes of the european commission but at the local level for people in stuttgart it's an ever present one dominant cane zero in the neck of valley only one and a half million afghans are expected to lose the right to stay in pakistan after the government said it's not going to extend their refugee status their legal rights officially expired in december but pakistani cabinet officials extended their stay by one month collide reports from a refugee camp in the shower. for several decades progress don has been home to a registered and aren't registered out of one refugee o.m.'s gave the conflict and a country. he had in fact it's gone but no because of the pressure from the international community and particularly the united states. and that it wants their ipad creation of the referee again because they poured
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a security trade pakistan has also been stressing the need of. refugees as their presence in pakistan helps of terrorists to made and more among them however if you are these people they will tell you that they do not want to be turned back into a country torn apart by conflict by the government of pocket. that foreigners have already dried out and enraged little international assistance to help the people. government has not done enough to keep the people who really normally lived in that country and for them it did once again an uncertain future hold. we are living here and the government of pakistan must extend all. countries still it warned it's one side it's the taliban in other side is the american no one
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forces we are stuck between the two is no one's. almost one point three million registered on the ground refugee and an equal number of unregistered refugee day legal status and on the thirty first of january and it will be important that he wear that they will be given yet another extension of force to return against their will. as the u.k. prepares to leave the bleak government documents show that its economy is forecast to suffer no matter what kind of trade deal ends up negotiating with the rest of europe prime minister terry's in may is on her way to china along with fifty business leaders hoping to set up new deals and fresh markets china is already an important partner for song u.k. companies as wannabe phillips reports they've been making woollen cloth since seventeen eighty three and the expertise built up over centuries by this very british company in its yorkshire factory is now highly valued by the chinese
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today much of the focus is on markets in the far east and it exports more textiles and fabrics to china than to any other country. probably no where else mike tyner in the allergies is exciting if it's stagnant relationship investing and that to john shanks can actually make a market and you can see the banks they can impact you can you know that in the case this company's business is into woven with china but the wider british and chinese economies are not so tightly bound trade house grown sharply in recent years but it's still relatively small the united states is the largest destination for british exports china is only eight exports to china are worth about one fourteenth of those to the e.u. which britain will soon be leaving but china's growing strength is felt in britain
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as elsewhere the arrival of the first train from china in london last year a symbol of china's desire to reach across the world to trade more with britain. to resume a has visited china before and met president g p at the g. twenty summit back in twenty sixty but now with the prime minister weak at home and with new government documents saying that brics it will damage the economy is there a danger the chinese will consider a little desperate they clearly have the upper hand in many ways because their bigger economy three times bigger i mean they're important to see ways it probably would be for brics it starts to happen and so the best outcome really would be that she looks confident she's aware of the strategic importance of this visit as many many things that china does want from the u.k. partnership intellectual property liberal investment environment and so the best outcome will be one where everyone comes away thinking markets when we're in the
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yorkshire factory they make products the chinese want there's now a lucrative trade in cloth to snooker tables the challenge for tourism a on this visit to convince china and other countries that the brand of global britain still counts for something in a post sprigs it world barnaby phillips al-jazeera yorkshire. a volcano in the philippines is disrupting traffic and showering nearby villages with ash mounts mayon has been erupting for the last two weeks blowing lava and ash from its crater or an eighty thousand villages have been forced to take cover in emergency shelters . on our developments the government in the philippines is introducing new laws to stop what he calls fake news but opponents say the move is an attack on free speech aimed at punishing journalists and bloggers who criticize president what draco detach say. reports from the capital manila. best antidote to fake news is truth
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filipino journalists are demanding accountability from president lewdly good it or does government they see journalism has been under siege mostly from doctors to supporters and some members of his government fuels massage rappler an online news site known to be critical of the government had its license revoked over a technicality a few weeks ago thing. in the past the turkey has said corrupt journalists are not exempt from assassination words that appear to have found a residence with his supporters rappler c.e.o. maria ressa says deterred his presidency in two thousand and sixteen was largely won through social media and the internet has been used as a weapon since then she says some of those leading the attacks are part of the government machinery the end goal is to silence dissent when people don't know what
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is real and what is free when facts don't matter then the voice with the loudest megaphone gains more power the presidential communications agency admits it has made mistakes but denies that these were all intentional but it continues to employ bloggers who have in the past released false statements and used violent rhetoric bloggers like assistant secretary michael saw and was around five point five million followers on facebook. i told her aspirants your blog is concerned it does not reflect the p.c. or spews. but after decades of restrictions and control during the rule of president ford and marcus the media in the philippines became one of the most influential institutions in the country but the community to protect journalists also ranks the philippines as one of the most dangerous places in the world to work
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. journalists in the far flung villages have been shocked at point blank range cases have been filed but these remain largely unsolved but legislators believe freedom of expression has been abused and want restrictions on the media critics say is using a twenty first century playbook using the internet as a weapon journalists at the senate today are demanding accountability and say they will not back down but many here question just how long they will be able to hold out or whether they can resist threats of government regulation there's never been such a for a time for the senate the media. manila so ahead for you on the program why one of the wall centers of crypto current season is cracking down on them. and one of cricket's biggest rivalries took center stage in the on the nineteenth cop find out what happened with peter and sport.
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business updates brought to you by qatar oh we're going places together. now south korea is cracking down on the trade of crypto currency is like that coin the government is banning anonymous trading meaning people will have to buy and sell from bank account set up in their real names and as kathy novak reports from the capital seoul it's pressing opinion in a nation it's one of the wild centers of currencies. park young uk hasn't worked since he quit his job at a pub in july he hopes to find a new role through a government employment program in the meantime he's trying his luck trading
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digital currencies. i've been living off my savings i have expenses but knowing comes so i thought big going could be a way to earn some money with a. park could only invest about five hundred dollars but was happy to make one hundred dollar profit when prices surged came to one's company specializes in block chain the technology underpinning crypto currencies he says they're attractive for many who find it hard to keep up with the rising cost of living and bank interest rates are low and there are limited to opportunities for investment so the new crypto currency is appeared along in on time to return on investment it's estimated more than two million south koreans own cryptocurrency. south korea accounts for ten percent of global trade but south korea's economy accounts for less than two percent of the global economy so the market is overheated by about five fold at
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times demand has driven prices on local exchanges higher than those overseas a markup known as the kimchi premium. a phenomenon that can be described as a craze a culture tantamount to gambling has been promoted justice minister park seventy has made a similar comparisons to gambling which is generally illegal here for south korean citizens earlier this month he said his ministry was preparing legislation to ban crypto currency trading. global prices tumbled after the comments then the president's office clarified that a band was just one measure being considered the government says a new regulations banning anonymous trading are designed to prevent crimes such as money laundering and tax evasion it's also concerned about security north korea is . suspected of being behind hacks targeting south korean exchanges but many investors aren't happy park young says the government is trying to go back in time
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and more than two hundred thousand people have signed an online petition against a major cryptocurrency crackdown kathy novak al jazeera soul sports peter mariam thank you so much european football's transfer window comes to a close this week and clubs are busy finalizing last minute deals to strengthen their squads nowhere more so than in the english premier league with a new spending record for the january period were set on tuesday top of the table manchester city added athletic bilbao defender emerick paul two to their roster taking the total premier league spending up to three hundred and fifty six million dollars that's over fifty million higher than the previous mark set in twenty eleven twenty three year old laporte joined city for a club record fee of eighty million dollars of course to the. actual in many things. i think he's intelligent he will be. he will
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reproduce the situation but he has to leave the individually you know for the english players the young players will come in the premier league always a little bit you know. will be patient because he doesn't come for three months going for four or five years that is what it is it wasn't all good news for man city on tuesday the forward leroy's son a has been ruled out for up to six weeks with the ankle injury he suffered in city's english f.a. cup win over cardiff on sunday. well pep guardiola is minix town wins they but they were three premier league games played on tuesday arsenal missed the chance to close the gap on the top five they were beaten three one by swanzy west ham and crystal palace mates in a london derby the school day was one one and liverpool a turn for the f.a. cup exit at the weekend beating huddersfield three nil what it all means is that they draw level on points on the table with chelsea now five time super bowl win is
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the new england patriots have arrived in minneapolis ahead of sunday's season finale against the philadelphia eagles the patriots are looking to equal the pittsburgh steelers record of six super bowl wins star quarterback tom brady is keen to avoid a repeat scenario from last year when new england had to overturn a twenty five point deficit to win the vince lombardi trophy. well i think there's a there's a you know a great belief. you know no matter what the circumstance that we have enough to overcome it i don't think we want to try to overcome that again this year that was pretty tough to do. hopefully we can get a lead by from a head play on our terms proud of what our players have done this year that worked extremely hard going all back to the all season program april through training camp we've been out for a long time. because work hard every day and they've earned everything that they've accomplished this year and the road for sunday. in contrast to the highly
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successful patriots the philadelphia eagles have never won the super bowl they did win two national championships in the days before the formation of the n.f.l. though they will be looking to make history in minneapolis on sunday. we know what we're faced against we know the opponent we're going against a lot of respect for them obviously and what they've done and what they've accomplished and. you know it's about what we do. you know how our players handle this week in a limited distractions and eliminate the noise and. how well they prepare and get themselves ready to go tell us now and australia's davis cup captain lleyton hewitt says it's unlikely bernard tomic will ever represent his country in the competition again it comes after tomic said australia could not win the davis cup without him tonics career has been marred by on and off court controversy and he has fallen to one hundred sixty eight in the rankings after failing to reach the
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main draw of the australian open the twenty five year old said he was heading home to counties millions since then he's been appearing on a reality t.v. show but quit after three days saying he was depressed. meanwhile a hero's welcome awaited roger federer as he touched back down in switzerland after winning six will strain open crown and twenty grand slam title on sunday fans packed into xerox airport to get a glimpse of the thirty six year old and he's latest piece of the way. the president of the international olympic committee thomas past has praised the unification of the teams from north and south korea for the upcoming winter games but after arrived in the olympics host city pyong chang on tuesday at the opening ceremony athletes from the north and south will walk under a unified flag for the first time a joint a women's hockey team will also compete as korea and past was happy to hear that the team had been celebrating a birthday party together. that is the olympic spirit.
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making friends and celebrating together so this is a. great signal of the olympic spirit to go into korea and the final alpine skiing world cup even before the olympics took place in stockholm on tuesday side by side slalom racing will make its debut in young chang as part of the alpine team event ahead of that so there was a timely boost for norway's nina harbor last year as she claimed her first world cup victory in two years while the men's event was won by a ram on those in the house and the swiss beating home favorite on the mirror for his first ever world cup with. india versus pakistan is a big deal in cricket no matter way when all the age of the players and that should have made for a few years contest in the semifinals of the undermine thousand world cup in new zealand but india dominated pakistan after making two hundred seventy two in their
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innings pakistan within bowled out for just sixty nine in christchurch india's massive win means they'll meet a stranger in saturday's final. and that's what will spoil it for me more later now he said thanks very much looking forward to it well that's it for the news hour but i will be back in a moment with much more on the day's news a c in a couple of minutes stay with us.
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horrible. graduate from iraq he's also a part time going to billings pergamon museum which includes a reconstruction of the famous ishtar gate in most of the people he's showing around came to germany as refugees this is just one of several billion museums taking part in the project called meeting point and as well as bringing people together one of its aims is to emphasize the contribution of migrants right up to the present day to western culture. because i've been here for some time i can help them with lots of things that mrs ford to me the great thing is it's not just about
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museums about forming a new life here and part of life is culture we have here as if we know the product the from buying everything that you're doing that's really where the power of the all powerful internet is both a tool for democracy and the threat you believe that any of your companies have identified the full scope of russian active measures on your platform in the echo chamber world of fake news in cyberspace the rules of the game left change there are no precedents people in power investigates this information and democracy at this time. a war in yemen gets even more complicated as some of the secessionist backed by the u.a.e. say they've taken control of a key city of aden.


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