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at this time on al jazeera. it's like the wild west they can do anything and that's really hard for them the old powerful internet is both a tool for democracy and a threat somebody who controls ten thousand. voices. in the echo chamber world of fake news in cyberspace the rules of the game have changed there are no precedents people out investigates disinform ation and democracy. at this time on al-jazeera. a free man samsung's convicted later is released from jail after a south korean court suspends his sentence.
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i'm richelle carey this is out to sara life and also coming up. not safe and not sound a group sworn to hundreds of thousands of syrian refugees could be forced to go home far too early. scuffles outside the headquarters of south africa's one hundred years of debates the future of president jacob zuma last. i don't remember my culture i don't know my language to talk to a refugee fearful of being deported to somalia after a troubled life in canada. samsung erik's a widely has been freed from prison a south korean court suspended his five year jail term for driving the former president. to the conviction that used its discretion to release him and reports. leaving the sole detention center a free man if you would have predicted samsung electronics vice chairman. would be
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released when he arrived at an appeals court just a few hours earlier on monday the older girl again i feel sorry for not showing everyone my bayside and it has been a really precious time for you reflecting on myself i will throw and do my best the forty nine year old had been in prison for more than a year on charges arising from what's been described as asia's biggest corruption scandal that exposed the close ties between korea's family run conglomerates and its political leaders it's a scandal that eventually led to the removal of president park in the hague a lower court convicted be in august for bribing the former president for her help in strengthening his control over samsung electronics one of the world's biggest technology companies. he was also convicted on embezzlement and other charges now an appeals court has reduced the original five year jail sentence by half and suspended it beez release is already being felt by markets samsung share prices
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spiked on monday a sign that investors are looking forward to seeing him back in charge but there are political consequences to his release south korea's current president in one office by campaigning to clean up korea's powerful corporate sector and many will see the court's ruling as effectively a get out of jail card for leaf that goes against everything the president stood for india's tie about al-jazeera international aid agencies are warning hundreds of thousands of displaced syrians are at risk of being forced to return to their homes despite ongoing violence report by six leading agencies says neighboring countries as well as european and u.s. governments are putting pressure on refugees to go back syria's government is taking control of more territory giving the impression many areas are stable enough to return to but for every syrian who went home last year three more were displaced and predicts another one point five million will be displaced this year and island
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as the u.n. humanitarian adviser on syria and also the secretary general of the norwegian refugee council he believes it's premature to start sending syrian refugees home. the pressure across the middle east and in europe and elsewhere is to tell syrian refugees now you should return this is the time to go back and not consulting them not informing them and especially not looking at the real conditions in syria we the humanitarian organizations that are on the ground in syria and in the neighboring countries we call this report dangerous grounds for the simple reason that these women children and men have to be informed of the conditions and we have to assure that it is voluntary when they go back and then we have to assist and protect the return center has more now found because of alley in lebanon
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. humanitarian organizations say there is a misleading picture government forces control the main cities they've recaptured a lot of territory from the opposition i saw has been cleared out from a lot of areas there are local cease fire agreements on the ground but in reality the war continues it is far from over a lot of people from this camp for example are from the province of idlib is facing almost daily airstrikes it's not just safety people cannot return because there's nothing to return to no homes no civilian infrastructure and a lot of areas hospitals have been hit there are no schools and it's not just that a lot of people are worried because there's no reconciliation if you like because some of them took part in opposition activities and they're scared to go back to syria young men for example don't want to go back because they'll be they feel that they will be forced to join the army so many reasons why these refugees cannot go back humanitarian agencies warning governments not to force them back on for example its official position is that they will not be forced back unless there is
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some sort of core donation with united nations but that's going to need the approval of the syrian government so no repatriation plan it's still really premature to talk about the repatriation plan but aid agencies are worried that governments are putting pressure on these refugees to return home to syria at least eleven people have been injured in a suspected chlorine gas attack in serious trouble held in the province actress but here she is people being treated in the town of sorry head that follows another suspect a chlorine attack by president assad's forces on duma and rebel held eastern wouldn't confirm this it be the third report of foreign attack in fifteen days. u.s. forces have begun withdrawing their troops from iraq on iraqi government spokesman says the move began after declaring victory over i saw last year u.s. troops have assisted in the battle since two thousand and fourteen. are all factions in south africa's ruling party are demonstrating outside their party's
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headquarters and. yohannes berg comes ahead of an urgent and c. meeting to discuss the future of president jacob zuma after overnight talks fail to secure his departure and the pressure to reside censor on the person replaced him as leader of the party minimal or joins us live from johannesburg so for me to tell us more about this this swell to to push jacob zuma out that really never seems to go away. it doesn't seem to go away but nor does it seem to be any result from this push to have a jacob zuma out of the discussions around jacob zuma the opposition to jacob zuma has as been in place will for more than two years now around allegations of corruption as well as his relationship with a specific family that's been accused of influencing politics in the country and the policies of jacob zuma a puts in place but now that civil rummel course is the president of the ruling party the african national congress and the judge
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a consumer is no longer part of the top six leadership but remains president of the country until elections in twenty nineteen there is now a more of a push to see the end of jacob zuma as time in office he is expected to make the state of the nation address on thursday this week the annual address to the country around what the government's plans are and there is has been a request by opposition parties to parliament to the speaker of parliament specifically to have that pushed out until after a vote of no confidence against jacob zuma and that's due to take place in february twenty second which parliament says this will happen after spokesman's of the state of the nation it won't happen and these opposition parties say if they don't have a positive answer by the end of the day they will go to court to to try. and think we just lost our connection where with a hit i mean i'm aware we will check in with her again throughout the day in
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johannesburg. the only surviving suspect from the paris attacks in two thousand and fifteen is on trial in belgium salaam is charged with attempted murder for trying to kill police during a shooting and brussels in two thousand and sixteen the belgian born frenchman was arrested along with another suspect four days before bomb attacks killed thirty two people in the belgian capital reports from brussels. it was in this house in the district of brussels that salah up to islam was arrested in march twenty sixth. you only surviving suspect to the paris attacks the previous november up to slum spend four months on the run hiding in places not far from his family home a few days before being caught he was involved in a shootout with police in another part of the belgian capital his trial will examine his role in the crime. to slam is also linked to the bombers who attacked
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brussels four days after his arrest nearly two years on the belgian government has lowered the threat level but analysts say europe remains a target. the meek another attack is always possible whether it's by i saw all kind or another radical islamic group europe is still targeted by these organizations what has changed though is that since i saw a lot of territory in iraq and syria it has lost some ability to train people to commit attacks in europe but it is still possible that they will be able to do it again. police say many of those involved in the paris and brussels attacks had links to mullen back people here are fed up with the unwanted attention so lobbed islam grew up in mali and back but he is a french citizen and since his arrest he has been kept in solitary confinement in a prison in france after the troll here in process he will return to france to wait for another trial or raise the alleged role in the powers attacks. one hundred
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people were killed in paris when attackers targeted a football stadium cafes and a rock concert. philip depair all son thomas was killed that night now the head of the victims association he feels compelled to attend dislodges trial even. if you don't. it's important for us to be at this trial because it's the first trial for so up to slam he's facing the belgian justice system the charges against him in this case in belgium are directly linked to the november thirteenth previous attacks it's true but for us there is a link to this man to sell our. belgium's federal prosecutor says the trial could shed more light on the assailants who planned the paris and brussels attacks whether the court will learn more from abdus lama himself is unclear since his arrest he's refused to speak to interrogators as ash about al-jazeera brussels
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belgium. still ahead on al-jazeera after four years of civil war and four million people displaced another push for peace and south sudan. growing into the super bowl mr disappoints back to. how i was still cold enough to snow in the might be a little bit more snow in pyongyang but it looks from the wind direction is almost is going to be running in japan in st paddy's and fact has been you get this idea from the satellite pictures those are snow showers so right off the western side of honshu not reaching tokyo a pretty steady flies a lot of snow still to fall running up to the south that is cold but dry and
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overseas well subzero through north and south korea a beijing's focus of plus three is an interesting slew warms the real cold air is obviously to the north and to the east having said that the cold has crept down through china the highest temperature forecast in shanghai is three in hong kong is forty both of those are significantly so by several degrees below the average this time the is a long time coming that obviously winter is now tucked into much of china it's cold sometimes foggy persistently foggy or the sea frosty night south of this is a big dry areas for southeast asian and to pick up what should be the rain belt through the good part of borneo and to the west inside a job where there's been flooding in western java there's more to come but the certainly in jakarta but you know far away but if you want to enjoy the warm sunshine it's become reliable night in thailand and most of malaysia.
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the regular hours are vital source of sustenance to the countries and flows through this normal thing called on who can lay claim i'm a bit late but isn't a god given to us as we found voted for it but with this comes a destabilizing rivalry the country is suspicious of each other's intentions in the battle for control of the wreckage transponding seen consultation was locked up in the political counters because works on a long field struggle over the miles of this time on al-jazeera. past. to recap our top stories right now on al-jazeera samsung vice presidential wiley is now free after being detained for nearly a year
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a south korean appeals court has reduced and suspended his five year jail sentence at the center of one of asia's biggest ever corruption scandals. aid groups are warning hundreds of thousands of syrian refugees are at risk of being forced to return home and despite the war a joint report by six leading agency says neighboring countries as well as european and u.s. governments are putting pressure on refugees to go back. rival factions of south africa's ruling party have scuffle during demonstrations outside the party's headquarters in johannesburg it comes ahead of an urchin a.n.c. meeting to discuss the future of president jacob zuma after talks failed to secure his departure. parliament and amaldi is now under military control opposition members want to get inside to file impeachment motions against four government figures including the attorney general and defense minister the president says it will be closed indefinitely opposition politicians and activists gathered outside
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molly's criminal court to support two politicians who were arrested as they entered the country on sunday the m.p.'s are part of a group of nine politicians who were granted a retrial by the supreme court on thursday the government has yet to honor that supreme court ruling pushing opposition protests into a fourth night maldives former attorney general who. told al-jazeera he believes the political deadlock will continue until president i mean resigns. you're probably. going to bollywood. and the. violent members are going to go. and you. know with. any. luck. and the only. i didn't function and the supreme court didn't function at the moment by moment
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starts functioning then the question isn't. going to be. ready. and that is the. reality and. more than a thousand men leave the paul every day and search of work the money they are in in other countries and send home it's vital to the economy but they are being exploited in face abuse violence and corruption going to stress the reports in kathmandu. at katz what is its national airport this is what happens every day sixteen hundred people mostly young men leave the politics work and gulf countries in malaysia with an unemployment rate hovering around forty percent many of the police say they have no choice but to leave the country and many fall into the traps of unscrupulous middlemen but at the time i went to qatar to work in the food and beverage industry he failed
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a medical test in nepal but the local agents told him that they would fix it the cost of his trip including flights and bribes added up to twenty five hundred dollars but when he reached qatar he had to do the test again it should read after they did the tests they sent me back i ended up with no job and debts but other lurches the middle been paid off in a party officials including airport authorities the commerce department of foreign import and receive more than two thousand complaints from neighbors during the last fiscal year these include everything from nonpayment of salaries for all its illegal ways actions to exorbitant fees and this is a quote and sexual abuse is by foreign employment agency and middleman and according to government figures seven hundred fifty five parties died while working abroad. each worker has to deposit fifty dollars to the government for an employment before they leave but even employment agencies say that the money has
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not been spent on those who need it whereas. with this process the recruitment agencies have deposited more than fifty million dollars in the fund we can do so much of the work is but the government is not using this pond properly but government officials say it's up to the ministry of labor to decide who gets compensated and. we can use the funds for compensating workers who've gone through legal channels with the recruiting agencies registered with us we can't hold many other workers even if we wanted to the ministry of labor has to make the right policy and decide on how to use that money. the pulse of foreign workers said back six billion dollars this past year alone which amounts to almost a third of the country's g.d.p. experts say the government has to have better regulations of the sector to ensure that the laborers are safe instead many have accused politicians and bureaucrats with close ties to the industry of collusion with agents and middle meant to defraud burkas. al-jazeera government. pictures obtained by philippines media
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appear to show further militarization of the spratly islands in the disputed south china sea it was released by the philippine daily inquirer show china has built several multistory concrete buildings on one of the artificial islands on terry transport ships are also docked richard been singer is a senior fellow at the military transformation program at the s. rajaratnam school of international studies he says china continues to militarize the islands because it doesn't fear repercussions. development of the sirens is pretty intense a lot it is just the one that is just a. very vulgar little settlements that look at mom's construction a large building. turbines all solar powered animals generally were strikes me is the large number wait don't suppose a large dog ball shaped objects and shoes will not protect radar systems there's
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way too many in there for basic every day flaw on air traffic control the limbs that load these things are paid to closely is in this blow up the news of the time in a plot everybody got upset about the senate when he said you shouldn't do that the chinese just ignored went on and doing what they're doing. the only way that you could really get the chinese out of these would be to forcibly evict them or destroyed resile oats which when they have a mountain absent declaration conflicts well i think in most cases countries are just kind of holding their fingers and hoping china doesn't do the more aggressive things with the lions and i'm not to cough up a. check is president ratchet type part of one as meeting pope francis with the status interests i'm expected to dominate discussions that are honest the first turkish leader to visit the vatican and almost sixty years has expressed outrage
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over the u.s. decision to recognize trey's son as israel's capital china hall has more from the vatican. well it won't have been a total meeting of minds there are things they don't agree on pope francis and president not least the treatment of christian minorities in turkey but the issue of jerusalem certainly has brought them together you may recall in december when president crump announced that he was moving the u.s. embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem indorsing the drew slimmest the capital of israel there was an immediate flurry of urgent diplomatic calls among them between the pope and mr erdogan agreeing that there should be no change to the status quo as far as truce the most concern of this meeting that has happened here we understand was asked for by mr erdogan himself he said before leaving turkey that the trumpet ministration was isolating itself over the issue of jerusalem so it seems likely that the meeting that took place here at the vatican was
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a way of gathering a sort of coalition against trump over the issue of jerusalem the head of the largest christian denomination and the man who politically at least represents islam. south sudan's warring parties are holding another round of peace talks in ethiopia in capital addis ababa the country's civil war began four years ago when forces loyal to president salva kiir fought with supporters of former vice president riek machar four million people had been displaced sense that gave them organise following events from job there. the second round of talks to revitalize the august twenty fifth in peace agreement is expected to discuss security arrangements and power sharing agreements now let's remember that this has already been outlined in the august twenty fifteen peace deal signed between the president salva kiir and his on the opposition leader rick machar and south sudan's government has made it very clear that they're not going to renegotiate the agreement which was signed in august twenty fifth scene but the opposition under rick my charge demanded forty two percent of government positions as well as the un taking over security facilities such as the airports and major routes leading to
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different various cities in south sudan now this is going to be very complicated to try to get the opposition because now there are so many armed groups that have emerged after the fighting in july in juba now this is going to be very hard to try to accommodate all the armed opposition because after july twenty sixth even fighting broke out in the capital juba a lot of new armed groups have shown up and now they all have their different demands as well and they will be part of this revitalization forum to try to bring stability to south sudan and the u.n. already voiced concerns about the fighting in south sudan and the u.s. has slapped south sudan with an arms embargo to try to get other countries on board as well to do and also to put south sudan on the right track to peace according to the u.s. government south sudan's government has obviously condemned the arms embargo that was imposed on it and they have recalled their south sudan ambassador to the u.s. for consultations according to them this war has lasted for more than four years now and the u.s. said that if it continues in ten to eighteen then there will be three million people who are displaced in neighboring countries and that is obviously a concern for the u.n.
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and for the different communitarian actors involved in south sudan's war canada say some criticism from human rights curbs for its attempts to deport a twenty four year old man to somalia. was born in saudi arabia and says he has no ties to somalia where there's been years of violence on the armed group al-shabaab kenya lack reports from toronto. born to a somali mother in saudi arabia abdul abdi was six when he came to canada as a refugee he was taken into care by child welfare authorities and shuffled among thirty one foster homes as a ward of the state his relatives couldn't get him citizenship the troubled teenager he committed crimes and went to jail when he was released this year border officials tried to deport him to somalia i don't remember anything i don't remember my culture i don't remember my language. and that terrifies me even more to be deported to somewhere that you don't know anything in from god everything considers himself canadian but canada's government says he's somali why
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are you deporting my brother had coming out stopping it is sister for touma led a campaign to stop his deportation even raising it in an open meeting with prime minister justin trudeau for now the move is postponed well his lawyers ask a court to let him stay mr abbey is obviously. so i think one of. me also did not want other former children in care. i think. somalia has been unstable for decades canada routinely accepts asylum claims from there but it also deports people like refugees who've committed crimes to a place that canadian officials won't visit a united nations panel ruled in two thousand and eleven canada was violating international law the practice continues it's a violation of the right to life it's a violation of family life is
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a violation of their rights to remain and enter one country there is not a deportation this is an exile. has been released from custody well fighting is deportation that could still happen at any time but he's taking advantage of his release to tell the country he considers home why he should stay i am the man i am . i got a job i've got a child i've got family here you know i am a man i take responsibility for everything i do all i'm trying to do is get the government to take responsibly for what they did since two thousand and fifteen canada has welcomed more than forty thousand syrian refugees and is widely seen as open to immigrants of all kinds but many say this case and others like it tarnish a global image that is a source of pride to many canadians than you lack al-jazeera toronto. thousands
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of football fans are celebrating in the u.s. city of philadelphia after their team won the biggest prize in u.s. sports super bowl of course eagles beat the defending champions during one patriots the eagles were not picked to be in this place when the season began but they overcame adversity there were the underdogs was a lot of drama at the end of the game drama the halftime show as well as home and reports. it's the short piece of vent on the american sporting calendar and one that the new england patriots knew all too well forty year old star quarterback tom brady leaving out the team to get his eye to super bowl the parish they were the defending champions against the philadelphia eagles who had never won the title before but the eagles got the first touchdown of the game that was one thank the american
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football has been plagued by debate over the dangers of concussion in recent years and this has on the patriots brandon cooks in the second quarter who do nothing to a life certain fee is never he wouldn't return to the game while a remarkable trick played by eagles quarterback nick foles ensured philadelphia would leave twenty two twelve at half time he scored the touchdown from his own play jerry springer remembered as one of the all tarred greats just going for it thanks. thanks justin timberlake headed the famous hot time show but it was the appearance of the my friends who was born in host city minneapolis the stirred controversy. peach. the out overnight as it's been forced to scrap a hologram of the singer after pre-game criticism he appeared as a projection instead. tumble. he is used to being the star of the
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show and he started to drag new england back into the game thanks. thanks to its all the patriots hit the front for the first time with just of a ninety minutes remaining but the eagles reclaimed their advantage with ten minutes twenty two on the clock thank god thank god. last year new england had come back from twenty five points down just on the atlanta falcons but there would be norm there or could come back on base occasion as the eagles secured their those times with the she won those two three and through the group of thanks. and. the vince lombardi trophy it's finally heading to philadelphia home and al jazeera. but rundown of the headlines now on al-jazeera samsung vice chairman jay wiley is
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now free after being detained for nearly a year a south korean appeals court has reduced and suspended his five year jail sentence it was at the center of one of asia's biggest ever corruption scandals his lawyers say they will launch an appeal to dismiss other charges against him. again i feel sorry for not showing everyone up a side and it has been a really precious time for you reflecting on myself i will throw a check and do my best aid groups are warning hundreds of thousands of syrian refugees are at risk of being forced to return home that is despite the ongoing war a joint report by six leading agency says neighboring countries as well as european and u.s. governments are putting pressure on refugees to go back. at least eleven people have been injured in a suspected chlorine gas attack from syria's rebel help in the province activists video shows people being treated in the town of sorry have they reported a foul smell following a raid by syrian government jets in this follows
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a nother suspected foreign attack of president assad's forces on duma unlevel helped eastern ghouta. u.s. forces have begun withdrawing their troops from iraq iraqi government spokesman says the move began after a declared victory over i saw last year u.s. troops have assisted in the battle since two thousand and fourteen. rival factions of south africa's ruling party have scuffled during demonstrations outside the party's headquarters in johannesburg a council had an urgent and seen meeting to discuss the president of the future rather president jacob zuma after talks failed to secure his departure. the only surviving suspect for the paris attacks in two thousand and fifteen is on trial in belgium. charged with attempted murder for trying to kill police during a shootout in brussels in two thousand and sixteen a belgian born frenchman was arrested with another suspect four days before bomb attacks killed thirty two people in the belgian capital parliament and all day this
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is now under military control the president says it will be closed indefinitely opposition members wanted to go inside to file impeachment motions against four government figures including the attorney general and defense minister keep it here inside story is next. seven turkish soldiers all killed in the northern syrian district of a free in turkey it says the operation is crucial to defeat what it calls terrorists and establish a buffer zone but how much of a challenge is that and could this lead to a quagmire for this is inside still.

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