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will never be able to get the top up in the store we follow the mongolian herdsmen on a treacherous migration. dangerous the ice is thin as they strive to preserve their traditional way of life into the difficulty or sometimes lose our cattle there with the cold war because of the storm risking it all mongolia at this time on al-jazeera. tens of thousands of people rally in greece over the use of the name macedonia island neighboring former yugoslav republic.
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and i wanted to ask a this is al jazeera live from london also coming up the sound of between them all the supremes courts and presidents deacons and he refuses to release opposition leaders and reinstate dissident templates. to people die and dozens are injured after a train crash in the us state of south carolina. eat eat eat eat eat eat come back in the underdogs excitement builds for eagles fans ahead of their super bowl clash against the mighty new england patriots. to greece where tens of thousands of people have staged a mass rally in the capital athens urging the government not to compromise in a festering name ground with neighboring macedonia gray says block to the former yugoslav republic from joining nato and the european union saying its name implies
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a claim over a greek province also called macedonia organizers say some one point five million people turned out to express their opposition to attempts by the government of prime minister elected cept for us to broker a deal the place put the figure at around one hundred forty thousand john psaropoulos has more from athens. the central message of today's protest in athens has been that there should be no use on any terms of the word macedonia in the name eventually negotiated with the neighboring country the former yugoslav macedonia those talks that have now begun in the last two weeks between athens and the former yugoslav macedonian capital scapa have started on the basis of the notion that there will be a compromise on the greek side the compromise is that the word macedonia would be included and on the former yugoslav macedonian sides the compromise is that that would would be qualified by something like northern or slow of so that it wouldn't
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be pure republic of macedonia which was the original position of that country and has been for the last twenty five years but the compromise basis on which those talks have now begun appears to have been thrown into doubt by the fact that twice now hundreds of thousands of greeks have rallied to say no to any use of that name on any terms the worry among greek people is that the use of the the use of the word macedonia with greek permission would imply a macedonian ethnicity next door individual people would be able to call themselves macedonians and that might then imply that they are the direct descendants of the ancient macedonians whom the greeks consider a part of their own national history and therefore that would eventually they say lead even to territorial claims but even if it doesn't lead to that the greeks resent the fact that
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a part of their history is being as they see it stolen and they say repeatedly we will not rent out our history we will not allow it to be copied or to be forged this is greek history that we're talking about no other country should be able to lay claim to it they have no basis and so that position. extremely difficult for the diplomats and politicians on the two sides including the prime ministers who have thrown their personal backing into these talks to continue ignoring this point of view was have a proposal they suggest to their two peoples will have to be ratified in parliament and if two thirds majorities cannot be found in parliament they may have to go to referendum in the two countries therefore public opinion is extremely important on this if these talks fail then the former yugoslav macedonia will not receive greek permission to enter nato or to achieve e.u.
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membership both of which many observers believe are vital for its survival and for its ultimate political orientation towards the west rather than falling prey to other influences. now the standoff between them all the courts and leader is deepening president abdullah yemeni is refusing to comply with last week's court order to release political prisoners and reinstate twelve dissident lawmakers and on sunday he received crucial backing from the attorney general he says any attempts to unseat him is unconstitutional shallop ballasts reports. opposition politicians use their phones to record troops messing around parliamentary grounds in the moldavian capital mali. the opposition met at parliament and decided to file impeachment motions against the defense minister home minister
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attorney general and secretary general they blame the government officials for failing to recognize a supreme court ruling that called for the retrial of nine opposition politicians including exiled former president mohammed machine. by hundreds of military and police officers in riot gear but somehow we managed to warn you some of us would lose. those two supreme court judges also reinstated twelve in pace who were expelled for siding with the opposition opposition politicians say once parliament returns they will have the majority and can legally impeach president you mean abdul gayoom police raided the house of the administrative head of the supreme court on sunday they say they want him for corruption if that is an indication of how things will proceed if for example the phone president returns i think that means that he will be arrested and taken back to prison as well.
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what was a celebration for the release of political prisoners has morphed into protests the chief of police said he would implement the tax court decision the government fired him on saturday his replacement was also fired the opposition says it will continue protests as long as politicians remain in prison or in excel you know i feel that i'm going to be arrested if you judge. even to be all of our leaders will absorb all those who feel that we all might get arrested but it's a serious concern we are. very worried a spokesman for the president has told al-jazeera they have nothing. to fear and the president has every intention of releasing and retrying the nine political prisoners as men dated but it cannot happen immediately because of what the government calls procedural issues. to come protest as president in maine says he is willing to hold early elections his rival former president as she called it
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ludicrous tweeting from president you mean you must relink and leave now but politics in the tourism hot spot is it a standstill parliament is recess and was scheduled to reconvene on monday that has been postponed indefinitely. shallop ballasts. three opposition factions in syria have claimed responsibility for the downing of a russian warplane over into the province on saturday russia's defense ministry says the pilot ejected from the jet but was killed in a ground fight name the town of samarra camp fighting has escalated and lay beneath awakes as government forces try to push out the rebels from one of the last strongholds. at least two people have been killed and dozens of other the injured in a train crash in the us state of south carolina am chalk train collided with a freight china overnight in what is the third fatal crash in two months tameka men
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reports the train bound from new york and headed to miami carried one hundred forty eight passengers and crew it collided in the middle of the night with a freight train derailing its locomotive and the first car the two dead were crew members it's a horrible thing to seem to understand the forces involved in the engine of the the first engine of the freight train of course was torn up and the the single engine of the passenger train the amtrak train continued south was barely recognizable first reports indicated the freight train was parked on a side rail off the main trunk line this was the third fatal crash in two months involving amtrak america's only national passenger rail service last week an amtrak train carrying republican members of congress hit a trash truck killing a passenger in the vehicle and in december a train in washington state hit
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a curve at more than one hundred kilometers per hour twice the permitted speed that train was not equipped with an automatic braking system which might have prevented the accident that killed three and then just about one hundred others the government subsidized dam track system has been heavily criticized by president donald trump he's pointed to its accident record as reason to push for more spending to refit the network of roads rails and airports united i'm calling on congress to produce a bill that generates at least one point five trillion dollars for the new infrastructure investment that our country so desperately needs but trumps a budget proposal to congress to be submitted this week calls for slashing amtrak's operating budget and rail investment grants by almost half tameka. al-jazeera washington. the palestine liberation organization has moved to cut ties with israel p.l.o. leaders made the decision during their meeting in ramallah in the occupied west
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bank on saturday they voted the palestinian government to draft a plan to cut off political economic and security contacts and it's been growing tension since december when u.s. president all chump recognize jerusalem as israel's capital and israel says it plans to make the have a gilad outpost in the occupied west bank an official settlement minister benjamin netanyahu told his cabinet the move is in response to an attack that last month where a rabbi was shot and killed by a palestinian since then israeli forces have conducted raids in the west bank in search of the killer all israeli west bank settlements are illegal under international law. israeli planes have been carrying out as strikes in egypt's northern sinai with the approval of president abdel fattah el-sisi that's according to reports in the new york times it says unmarked israeli war planes and
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helicopters have conducted dozens of raids in egypt over the past two years have been reports of cooperation between egypt and israel before but it has always been denied by both governments for west jerusalem imran khan has moved. so he is the original reports in sunday's new york times they'll have to say the reporting is all from british and american former security officials who spoke to the new york times none of it's actually come from either israel or egypt we reached out to the israeli army for comment they say they weren't going to comment on this case but clearly it's a very big story both in the hebrew language and the english language post now take a look at this this horace they're reporting fairly similar things israel conducted over one hundred s. strikes on isis in egypt using the new york times as a base the jerusalem post here as well just take a look at this israel struck over one hundred targets and sinai with caro's ok now
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this is going to be controversial for both countries there's a hard right in israel that says it doesn't want any cooperation with these arab neighbors to ticket when it comes to military that the israeli army should be completely independent also in egypt it's going to be controversial as well particular within the t.v. stations are very critical of any cooperation with israel when it comes to military matters now i did speak to a former israeli military official and i asked him why this corporation might be taking place he says simply they're very worried about groups like arsenal massing on their borders so it makes sense for something like this to take place. still to come on al-jazeera talking tough on venezuela the u.s. secretary of state discusses the political instability on his trip to argentina and we take a ride on senegal's only passenger train us climbs are made from new line running right across africa.
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very cold weather across western parts of europe but cold mobley blast driving its way across the british isles down across that western side of france down into the bay area and peninsula a fair amount of snow in the forecast over the next few days at a fair amount of snow recently across the balkans to stick behind a cloud that's been producing that wintry weather will continue to make its way further eastward sclera co-direct coming into moscow to minus ten celsius in the heat of the by central parts of europe with a pretty quiet three degrees celsius there through vienna place else is that say for a paris london will struggle to get top to around five degrees celsius that's the sort of value we can expect a mature age and here we are going to see further spells of snow that snow stretching across southern parts of france into the alps it all makes its way little further east was as we go through
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a cheese day we're hanging on to that cold old late blast be some more wintry weather there into scotland into northern england he took a pass if wells up and counts out the southeast of england as well actually london would be four degrees celsius where that cold air continues to dive its way down across much of spain and portugal and it will filter into the north of iraq only thirteen celsius and repat snow over the atlas mountains and temperatures for the better just eleven degrees celsius in out is. britain are going to sue sourced to the countries lose through this nor the single on who can lay claim. these are good given resources. but with this comes a destabilizing growing group three countries suspicious of each of those intentions the battle for control of the river the transponders consultation was not up to me to come through just because of some unknown field struck
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a little bit but this time on al jazeera. welcome back i remind of the top stories here on al-jazeera tens of thousands of greeks have rallied in athens over the use of the name macedonia by the neighboring former yugoslav republic day v.m. president abdullah yemenis refusing to comply with a supremum court order to release political prisoners and reinstate dissident lawmakers i'm at least two people have been killed and dozens of others injured in a train crash in the u.s. state of south carolina. u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson is in the capital one is there is where he is held
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official talks with the country's foreign minister it's a second stop on a tour of latin america the trip saying just improving u.s. relations in the region to listen says argentina has a key role to play and dressing the crisis in venezuela. let's go straight over now to donna in one is there is so rex tillerson is kind of rallying the regional leaders against. venezuela is he getting a sympathetic ear from the leaders he's talking to down the. well soon he'll certainly get a sympathetic hearing from the argentine administration led by president mackley a much more sympathetic hearing than any us administration would have had two or three years ago what we've seen in the meantime is a definite shift to the right on economic terms in political terms the united states ministration will have much more in common economically with president
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mackley and he has been one of the most vocal in the region in his opposition to the regime in venezuela he's been very critical of president nicolas maduro plans to hold an election before the end of april saying that the opposition and not being given a fair hearing not following the terms of the venezuelan constitution so when the storm actually meets rex tillerson the presidential palace on monday they certainly will have plenty in common as i think will mr tillerson around latin america be going on to peru after words have a sympathetic ear there is a say very different to how it might have been two or three years ago when the countries in the region were generally sympathetic towards venezuela that's not the case anymore and indeed it they haven't minced no words in the states against president went to is anything that the u.s. can do you know actually against his rule in venezuela.
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and this certainly is as far as things like sanctions go venezuela is one of the most of the biggest all producing countries in the region used to sell a lot of its all to the united states but the truth is the venezuelan economy and the political situation is in such a mess and i was last there in december inflation is over a thousand percent the i.m.f. recently said it's likely to be up to thirteen thousand percent this year that's an inconceivable figure is impossible to get our head around that but it simply means that prices are going up almost by the hour people can get hold of cash even if they have money in their bank accounts. system every day for most business wayland's is simply a struggle to find enough medicines enough to eat thousands of leaving the country every day either to buy food across the borders or to go live elsewhere and saw the political economic situation changes really i think the people in the region the countries in the region are not keen to impose too many measures to be sanctions on
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venezuela simply because ordinary people are suffering. a great deal as it is what they are pushing for is for president nicolas maduro to hold either free of fair elections or to step down as soon as possible because of course a catastrophe in venezuela does spill across borders into neighboring countries thousands of refugees and now in neighboring venice neighboring colombia brazil sifting down into the rest of latin america and that's something that the rest of the region really doesn't want to have to deal with they would all be better off by a stable having a stable venezuelan government engage in daegu but just actually looking at live pictures of president nicolas maduro speaking in venezuela clearly the target said rex tillerson the u.s. secretary of state tour as he tries to rally those latin american leaders against majority rule of the country thanks very much dan you're going to get your thoughts on that coming life first from what they say was. human rights watch says bahrain
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has deported eight people to water in iraq after revoking their citizenship and making them stateless in years have been posted online showing them saying goodbye to their families the eighty four teens were among thirty one activists and human rights lawyers who citizenship was revoked in twenty twelve on the grounds of damaging national security. and i jerry in community leader in italy says he fears they'll be found the attacks after a series of drive by shootings on such as a man and one woman all originally from africa were wounded by the gunman in the eastern town of rush errata pizza shop reports. the lone gunman took two hours to target his victims in an attack that police said was racially motivated firing from the front seat of his car he shot six people as he drove through the streets. of them were black and thought to be asylum seekers
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nigerian immigrant. said he was shot without warning i hear first. solo acoustic and it would. go so immediately. i hear it. right. so they saw for the head surgeon that much at the hospital said they'd all been very lucky to go about this on the patients are all stable the most serious cases still in intensive care yesterday he had surgery to stabilize the condition of the liver where the artery still bleeding the surgical treatment was a complete success. a twenty eight year old italian named as look at trani was arrested by military police draped in an italian flag he reportedly wore during the shootings he was escorted to prison early on sunday morning cerrone had no previous criminal record overnight italian police sealed off his apartment and later
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released video of the inside of his home it showed a copy of adult hitler's mind comfort and other right wing flags and symbols joni stood as a far right candidate for the northern league and recent local elections but was said to receive no votes in the count. the italian prime minister was quick to condemn the shootings i mean ticket i mean only not for son of a real cool now i'm with you it's criminal behavior cannot have ideological motivation criminals are criminals will start to set up but they're going to meant to serve it over to your state will be particularly severe against whoever thinks of nourishing the spiral of violence let's stop this let's stop this right now. for me i'm a little bit with the arrival of more than six hundred thousand migrants over the past four years the events of the last few days come amid a he says election campaign in italy where anti foreign a sentiment has become a key theme peter shop al-jazeera. now to germany where there is still no
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agreement in talks about forming a government with negotiations expected to continue into monday chancellor angela merkel's conservatives are in talks with the social democrats have been unable to form a coalition since the election held last september when both the main parties lost seats paul brennan has more from berlin. given the differences between these two sides center right i'm glad michael c.d.u. and center left martin short as s.p.d. it's perhaps not surprising that they're finding it quite difficult to tie down the final details of this coalition treaty it looks like they've agreed things like energy and agriculture policy but in the matter of labor reform health policy and housing policy there's still some distance apart from each other and we heard it when the two leaders went in that they sounded sort of they were making the right noises were preparing people for a long night ahead and so it's proved the indications that we're getting from those
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talks are that it's not going to be concluded by sunday night it's going to go into monday and no surprises realistically there and the reason really is because the s.p.d. the center left need to have a deal on the table that they can actually sell to their membership because it's the membership of the s.p.d. who will have effectively a veto on this if they come out with an agreement the can't be sold to the center left voters and frankly it's dead in the water costa rican is have begun voting to choose any president willing stations open on sunday for the first round of voting thirteen candidates are running to replace out outgoing president saleh who has been constitutionally bound from seeking a second consecutive time. travel within africa can be challenging at times but now an ambitious plan is being drawn up to connect the east and west by rail senegal's president barchi sole pushed for the project that's partly being paid for by the chinese government and supported by the african union the railway line will run
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through ten countries from senegal in the west to djibouti in the east and commentry takes at least five days to travel by road from the senegalese capital dhaka to the capital of djibouti flights between east and west africa are opening up. in the final part of our series looking at new global trade routes nicholas half reports from t.s. in senegal. on board the five fifteen train from the car to chess most passengers are on their way home after a long day of work in the city. the fifteen minute journey home always seems a bit longer than the morning commute. after years writing this train one so has learned to enjoy this moment free from distractions. remember that i was talking a good time for myself here if i drive to work it would take me at least four hours and i'd be stuck in traffic trains are still the quickest safest and cheapest way to travel. they call it the little blue train the locomotive was bought from
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pakistan the wagons from india. the ports were brought to senegal and refurbished in the one nine hundred seventy s. it's the only passenger train left in senegal all the other lines including the historic train to mali were bad and because they were too costly to run much to the frustration of commuters and railway unions alike. privatizing the railway lines was a clear mistake a country cannot grow without developing its roadways system but now we are excited with the steps in to go another states are taking the african union has an ambitious plan to connect the port of the car in the west to the port of djibouti in eastern africa linking ten countries may. them landlocked it's called the trans african railway project. there are seven thousand eight hundred kilometers of unfinished railway tracks alone will cost thirteen billion dollars to build so it's an enormous amount each country is tasked with finding its own financing for their
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part of the railway chinese companies have signed deals to rebuild the former colonial rail lines that were bounded by the french both in the car and in djibouti it's the start of an epic engineering project that will take years to build and promises thousands of jobs across the continent. there are no roads or highways connecting the west of africa to the east nor is there a direct flight between the car in djibouti in fact no one has ever tried to connect both coasts of africa neither the french nor the british the former colonial powers. construction hasn't started yet but the prospect of reopening the century old tracks has got me excited and hopeful abound in train station we get a new lease on life and for the many passengers like so who use this every day. it may not be the end of the line for the five fifteen train from the car because hark al-jazeera yes senegal. well that was the last in our series on go global trade
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routes over the past four days we visited trade routes in north america thailand and laos and you can watch all of those reports and channel dot com for. english. american football saw tom brady has become the oldest person in the national football league to win the most valuable player award ahead of his eight the parents in the super bowl a national media panel awarded the new england patriots quarterback forty votes out of a possible fifty to claim the top award is the third time the forty year old has been named the m.v.p. . and this year's super bowl will kick off in minneapolis in four hours time on sunday reigning champions the new england patriots will take on the philadelphia eagles fans descended upon the fifteenth braving the compazine aero conditions for what's expected to be one of the coldest super bowls only record. caps are going to
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win their six super bowl and they're going to win it going away. no question about it they're going to win it all away this time everybody tells us who fought off the eagles and everybody has like this native impact but you know what we've come over from so many different steps and we're proven in the world each and every step so i don't think that it's just going to be a close game i think it's going to be definitely double digits and the eagles are taking it. and don't forget there's plenty more content on our web site news features videos and opinion just click on al-jazeera dot com. top stories on al-jazeera tens of thousands of people have rallied in the greek capital asons over the use of the name macedonia by the neighboring former yugoslav
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republic greece one tele macedonia to become a member of nato or the european union without an agreement on the matter the protests as well angry at suggestions that the greek government is now ready to reach a compromise john psaropoulos was at the rally. if the greek side and the former yugoslav macedonians come to an agreement arrive at some documents that they're willing to present to their respective publics for a referendum or a parliamentary vote these people are going to be the ones who get to decide whether this goes ahead neither the government in athens nor the government in skokie has a two thirds majority in parliament or can command one or doesn't appear that they can come and work therefore it is highly likely that any solution would be presented directly to people for a referendum. the standoff between the supreme court and the president is
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continuing in the mold president abdullah i mean is refusing to comply with a court order to release political prisoners and reinstate twelve dissident lawmakers who were sacked for defecting from his policy in maine has ordered the police and troops to resist any attempts to arrest him security forces have been deployed inside the national parliament since march last year. at least two people have been killed and dozens of others injured in a train crash in the us state of south carolina the amtrak train collided with a freight train overnight and what is the third fatal crash in two months. three different opposition factions in syria have claimed responsibility for the downing of a russian warplane over on saturday russia's defense ministry says the pilot ejected from the jet but was killed in a ground fight near the town of sorry. human rights watch says has to forty eight people to war torn iraq after revoking that citizenship mckinnon stank less the
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deportees were among fair to an activist and human rights lawyer as his citizenship was revoked and twenty trial those are the headlines talked to al jazeera is next. trial. is going to be good. to see. you a pulitzer to be placed between east and west grades a hugely important institution croll many of the region's crises and conflicts not to mention developments around the.

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