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young innovators are propelling change building communities creating employment and solving problems their challenging systems and shaping you want it's about creative thinkers shaping their continence future innovate africa at this time on al-jazeera . also see this is the opportunity to understand the very different way we're there before things happens and we don't leave. more than one hundred thirty people killed in forty eight hours answered russian and syrian government jets hit rebel areas said and eastern kuta.
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raman you're watching al-jazeera life my headquarters here in doha coming up in the next thirty minutes rescue crews are searching for survivors after a powerful earthquake hits taiwan. also kicked out of kenya a week after standing by opposition leader raul odette gave his controversial swearing in ceremony a major supporter was deported plus. three. i left off in florida for the world's most powerful rocket a key turning point for the private eyes ation of space exploration. welcome to the program has been described as the deadliest day in the rebel held syrian region of eastern cooter in over a month at least seventy one people have been killed by an strikes in the damascus suburb which has been besieged by the government for four years syrian government
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and russian forces of wrapped up their attacks there as well as the rebel held areas of italy a province there too for apparent deescalation zones agreed by iran and russia last year a total of one hundred thirty eight people have been killed in the. areas in the last forty eight hours activists say many of the worst civilians including children u.n. war crimes experts say the siege of eastern involves crimes of indiscriminate bombardment and deliberate starvation of the civilian population there are also investigating reports of chlorine gas being used against civilians but that smith has ball around this is supposed to be a deescalation zone part of the russian lived through stewart territory held by anti-government forces and syria. but if anything the bombing is escalating here in eastern guta. the un's head of the international commission of
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inquiry on syria says the government siege of the area involves the international crimes of indiscriminate bombing and deliberate starvation of the civilian population. there are reports that at least three hospitals have been hit with the help of the russian air force on the rainy and back groups syria's president is pursuing the last major pockets of territory held by his opponents in western syria. the offensive intensified after fighters from one rebel group shot down a russian aircraft on saturday. now the syrian army says it's deployed add offenses and anti aircraft missiles to its front lines in aleppo and to cover northern airspace i had the authority of the us four hundred or russian and they are controlled by the russian intelligence and of the syrian regime so this is russia we need to understand there is an direct confrontation between the u.s. and russia it's dangerous because at the same time turkey is trying to force its
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presence in the area northwestern syria is where turkey is carrying out an operation to push kurdish forces out of afrin it's using syrian airspace and has got russia's agreement to do so but at the same time the syrian government has threatened to shoot down turkish jets turkey also wants to wipe e.g. out of another northern syrian town damage but there are u.s. forces there too much to be irritation of the turkish president begin your producer now that you can why are you there go ahead and leave who did you bring there the y.p. g e p k k you took them there and you're still telling us not to come to military we would come to malaysia could deliver the land to its true owners. as ever across syria it's civilians who are caught in the middle the un wants fighting across the country to be suspended for a month to allow the sick and wounded to get out and aid to get in bernard smith
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al-jazeera now the un is urgent in calling for an immediate pause in the fighting in syria it's asking for a month long cease fire to allow aid into many of the besieged areas and to evacuate the sick and wounded. we are trying to reach those most in need first so when we are able to reach those most in need for example if this situation those in beseeched areas who have seen no aid whatsoever for weeks and months east and in for and can fry we. we call from the rooftops if you like we are talking about it leap governor at we have about two million people of concern. and called it the other day it's like one huge refugee camp and that is essentially what it is there are hundreds or thousands of people who are internally internally displaced they're on the run extremely vulnerable and they are being they come
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under attack and under bombardment that is completely unacceptable well as it stands is the breakdown of the territory controlled by the syrian government and opposition groups now the bombing by russian jets in the northwestern provinces supporting a major offensive by syrian government forces they want to recapture a strategically important highway between the cities of aleppo and damascus troops have been fighting opposition groups there since december they're moving northwest trying to cut off a rebel supply line now the road between aleppo and damascus connects some of the few remaining opposition held areas in syria that he is director of the farah center at the fletcher school at tufts university he says the syrian government no longer take seriously any warnings from the international community. there has to be a full international investigation on the war crimes of the regime regardless
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of what excuses they use to bomb hospitals and civilian population in and the use of chemical weapons i mean the use of chemical weapons is now almost permit to the regime after the united states returned i mean. did not respect the red line in two thousand and thirteen and this is interpreted as a green light for the regime and for russia and iran that they have a license to kill absolutely and with no destruction and that no and they are confident that nobody will do anything about it in taiwan a magnitude six point four earthquake has hit the east of the on killing at least two people and injuring more than two hundred now the quake has brought down a hotel and several other buildings have been severely damaged president signing
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when says rescuers are searching for people still trapped under the rubble and a still small. this was the scene in sports city of kwame after the earthquake struck just ten minutes before midnight rescuers making his boat and cranes to get those dropping what was left of the hotel back to safety. it's believed the occupancy rate was particularly high this time of the year it's not a very densely populated area as alone the is to a strong coast of taiwan as official to many fish in an agricultural based county and most people there are focused most most with their live in tourism and fish and agriculture at this time of year as near the chinese new year . to learn new year so there are tourists there so the hotel was as one of their one of the building that many choices would choose to stay search
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teams from around the island are headed to quality health food rescue efforts. taiwan fire agency reports that five more buildings including a hospital were also damaged as were several roads leading to the city this earthquake followed another one over the weekend off the coast of this earthquake today in the sequence for the last few days has been right in one of the hot spots on the northeast coast of taiwan so it's not a surprise it's an area where have to sharks are inevitable you know the question is how many big aftershocks will there be in our usual odds are one in ten or one in twenty chance of a big earthquake so they need to be prepared at least for a few days for more action the city lies along the pacific rim of fire known for regular seismic activity from alaska to southeast asia which won the silver al-jazeera. lawyers for the kenyan opposition politician being good and good to
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have told al-jazeera that he's been deported to canada after being charged with treason he was arrested after taking part in a mock swearing in ceremony for opposition leader raila odinga she good or so was seen here on the left and was next to last week when he declared himself the people's president rejecting who can unite as reelection nigga who holds both canadian and kenyan passports. is an independent african policy analyst joins me now from washington d.c. good to have you with us live on al-jazeera sir it seems that desperate times call for desperate measures and either mr kenyatta or his government must be pretty worried to have acted in this way. i think. at the same time though you know i'll go out on a limb been say there might be. a silver lining on this because events
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moving too quickly the government is reacting quickly on the other and mr a his so board is pretty incensed still about what went on in the in the elections now. deportee mr me. the silver lining may be that may be allowed things to to calm down because the trying to charge him in the courts the minute that he was i rested and brought to court today in kenya tuesday in kenya we know the street protests broke out in kisumu and i've up parts of western kenya which is the stronghold of nasa and mr odinga so i am hoping that this who are generally led on some steam i do know that westing capitals are very very worried and behind this is the address to
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deescalate the situation is not the case that do you think that there are real concerns about the legal system you charge somebody with treason that doesn't seem to be a trial that you then dippold tame and hope that everything's going to come down. well yes because it seems to me you know putting him on trial might escalate things and as i mentioned a worry in western capitals i mean you are right about what he says about the legal system but. you know is divided and there are. between mr. fox and the government support is but beyond kenya is so there is the whole world in some issue of somalia which is rocked by a civil war terror war and then further north across the red sea you have you have . yemen and therefore this is
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a very dangerous area western and western countries depend on kenya to help deal with that situation apart from kenya and so on importance in its own right so what is happening in kenya has a lot of repercussions and people are worried so i'm saying that it seems to me people might even say ok we will go out along with some. moves if we have to bring stability and peace and to get the two sides talking to deescalate the situation we should see what does happen then in the next few days or weeks i'm a bit knee akita i thank you very much for speaking to us on out of service. well still ahead here on al-jazeera. all eyes on the global stock markets after wall street's a roller coaster ride. colombia stalled peace talks of course i discussed during a visit from the u.s. secretary of state when bali's in bogota.
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from flowing in the winds to an enchanting dance it brings you are the we were hello there is mostly dry forest across the southeast and parts of china at the moment the temperatures are recovering a little bit as well so shanghai isn't quite as cold as it was our temperatures should be hovering around six or seven degrees over the next few days as we will cloud over parts of taiwan and for the northern parts of luzon and the rains just trying to sneak across the reason straits there just trying to escape its way towards the west but it's not making much headway towards us just yet even further towards the south you can see the showers it mostly over the southern parts of the philippines across borneo and down into java we've had lots of outbreaks of rain here recently we have had reports of flooding on landslips over parts of java and there's more wet weather still to come over the next few days towards the west so
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it's quite different here it's largely fine unsettled across many parts of thailand and that stretches all the way down towards k.l. and singapore both those places that you should have a draw you day out towards the west and across india there's lots of cloud with us at the moment that actually stretches up through you know poor as well but most of it is just been high cloud so not doing too much weather wise it's just in the far south where it could be thick enough to give us one or two showers or there largely even here it's breaking up as we head through the day on thursday so for most of us on thursday it should be dry it's over sri lanka they could be one of two rather heavy showers. the weather sponsored by cattle and race. more than seven decades ago a country was split into we began with dick cheney and now. been shown to be myopic all it took was a pen a map and a collapsing empire when the british had to draw a line they pulled his servant who had never been to india before al-jazeera
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examines the violent birth of india and pakistan and asks what the future holds for these nuclear neighbors partition borders of blood at this time. welcome back to al-jazeera so rob a reminder of our top stories syria's a rebel held region of eastern guta as a jod its deadliest day in more than a month russian and syrian government air raids killed at least seventy one people there on tuesday and estimated one hundred thirty eight people have now been killed in eastern cuba and province in the last forty eight hours also a magnitude six point four earthquake has hit eastern taiwan killing at least two
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people injuring more than two hundred others on the island the quake has brought down a hotel and several other buildings were severely damaged. lawyers for the kenyan opposition politician good and big have told al-jazeera that he's been deported to canada after being charged with treason seen here on the left he was arrested after taking part in a mock swearing in ceremony for the opposition leader rollo dick if you know holds both canadian and kenyan passports. shares of wall street have been seesawing rapidly between positive and negative territory of the sharp losses on monday which caused falls in markets around the world the dow jones industrial average opened two percent to add to monday's fall of four and a half percent but stocks then stabilized to recovered with more than losses gaining two percent by the close now the turmoil swung selloffs in the asian markets as they reacted to monday's news from new york hong kong's hang seng index
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fell by more than five percent japan's nikkei was down almost as much dropping by four point seven percent another falls well less severe in europe but london's footsie one hundred index still closed down two point six percent gabriel is under has been watching the u.s. markets in new york. we've seen big swings in the market over the last couple days and volatility is really the word being used here on wall street a lot of bankers say that the stock market should go up like an escalator slow and steady but they say it often goes down like an elevator drops straight down and a little bit of what we've started to see now the market lost nearly five hundred points in early trading on tuesday but then gained a lot of that back slow and steadily as the trading day went on seeing that the big sell offs that we saw on monday and last week seem to be slowing a bit although market has stabilized things are still very volatile because it came off of monday when the dow dropped more points than it had in history coming off
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a week meaning last week when the market dropped or saw its worst week in nearly two years now the trumpet ministration is watching this volatility very closely the treasury secretary steve minutiae and spoke to a house financial services committee hearing on tuesday he was specifically asked about the dow and the stock market volatility and this is what he had to say well first are just comment they have been quite volatile today as i normally wouldn't be looking at my i phone but given the market moves on checking it it's now up one hundred eighty seven points so we're back up today i'm not overly concerned about the market volatility i think the fundamentals are quite strong i have checked in with market participants this morning before i came to make sure that there was orderly market activity clearance functioning no systemic issues and i'm happy to report that i got the green lights it is important to point out that the stock
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market doesn't really represent the real economy and the real economy in the united states on main street if you will is doing pretty well according to the latest jobs numbers the u.s. added about two hundred thousand jobs in january alone and wait. dj's rose nearly three percent again all of that very good for main street usa there's a lot of consumer confidence right now but wall street looks at that and sees potential inflation worries and that partially is what's leading to this market volatility beyond that though you have political uncertainty in washington with this ongoing russia investigation continuing donald trump's continuing fight with the f.b.i. signaling it appeared haps with wall street looking at washington is perhaps seeing some institutional crisis on the horizon at all of this up and that's a big reason you're seeing this volatility the u.s.
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president says he would welcome a government shutdown that congress doesn't agree to measures to tighten up immigration laws his comments come as legislators on trying to reach a deal of federal spending two days before a stopgap government funding bill is due to expire afterwards the white house released a statement clarifying the president was not advocating for a shutdown saying that he does not want to see a deal done. if we don't change the legislation if we don't get rid of these loopholes where killers are allowed to come into our country and continue to kill gang members and we're just talking about him yesterday and there are many gang members that we know he's a rancher if we don't change it let's have a shutdown we'll do a shutdown and it's worth it for our country i do love to see a shutdown if we don't get this stuff taken care. of us secretary of state rex tillerson is meeting colombian president one of the manuel santos in bogota these are live pictures from bogota the two gentlemen taking questions from the press
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after a short press statement to listen is in colombia as part of a wider visit to latin america the news conference of course will outline many of the issues that concern in colombia at the moment peace talks as well as its relationship with venezuela that also be discussing north korea. the u.s. that coalition says it's expanded its bombing campaign in northern afghanistan the number of force missions have been increasing under the trumpet ministration in the last few days taliban positions near the afghan border with china and to g. can stand have been targeted particle hate has more from washington d.c. . i supposedly secure part of kabul the scene of mass casualties. a luxury hotel targeted and now in the u.s. capital new questions about whether president donald trump strategy in afghanistan is working the attacks last month were a real shock that's
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a state department official touting the new policy and hearing these kinds of criticisms maybe it's time we have a frank discussion congress whether or not there is a military solution in afghanistan we're spending fifty billion dollars a year that could be better spent why do the taliban want to political settlement they now control more territory than they controlled since two thousand and one they're gaining ground. they're creating chaos that was the big question here what is the long term strategy the administration has long said they want to negotiate a settlement with the taliban that is until president trump said the opposite there's no talking to the taliban we don't want to talk to the taliban we're going to finish what we have to finish what nobody else has been able to finish we're going to be able to do it the explanation now he was simply upset i think what president president trump was expressing was a reaction to. the terrorist activities of the horrible terrorist activities last
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month in kabul significant elements of the taliban are not prepared to negotiate and it may take a long time before they are willing to negotiate. to get them there the administration says they need to turn the tide on the battlefield the coalition just announced that they've expanded the bombing campaign to the north in just over the last four days dropping twenty four bombs on what they say were taliban targets the most ever from a b. fifty two bomber the air campaign has dramatically increased under president trump according to data from the u.s. military they dropped more than forty three hundred bombs in two thousand and seventeen that's up from around thirteen hundred the year before secretary of defense james mattis was also asked to defend the strategy on capitol hill in fact what we're doing to earn the trust of the american people are doing sure another nine eleven hatched out of there does not happen during our watch making it clear recent events will not change the strategy after more than sixteen years more
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troops more bombing with the hope it eventually leads to peace. patti klein al-jazeera washington. now the woman being presented as large of a putin's most high profile opposition rival has been in washington d.c. on a charm offensive because the news of chuck will run in march is presidential election she has been a figure in russia's pop culture since the only two thousands she had britons who reports. from a right wing think tank to the national press club but the message to send us on track brought to washington d.c. was exactly what many u.s. opponents of not in my putin would want to hear from a russian presidential candidate to embrace nato this is the right a goal for russia often called russia's paris hilton the well documented social life and reality t.v. shows her father was one of lattimer putin's mentors. but in twenty eleven she joined opposition protests and this since emerged as a government critic with millions of followers on social media however she's only
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polling around one percent since leaving opposition candidate alexina valmy was barred from running questions have been raised as to whether she is a kremlin plans or at the very least a useful distraction to give legitimacy to forthcoming polls that president putin is expected to win by a landslide she rejects that when alex enough. my colleague on opposition movement went also to take part on the elections would it legitimated putin why no one said that it will lead you to make putin so that's in kind of absurd to think it's either we all legitimated putin or not of us does she says writing a putin presides over a corrupt regime and her economic prescription is based on privatization loosening state control do you just represent another bunch of all agog snoop very shy people who've done very well out of a corrupt system i mean there's nothing to be different here for the average poor
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person i don't know bernie sanders. well i have first of all. i'm a really self-made businesswoman but i never. could have any corruption from the state because i never had any business with the state and she may soon be able to make her case directly to the white house members of congress have invited her to washington's annual national prayer breakfast on per day donald trump will also returned she ever turns the al-jazeera washington why british court has turned down a request by the wiki leaks founder julian assange to have his arrest warrant counseled lawyers forced onto is in the ecuadorian embassy in london say they'll continue to fight in the cold sun to seek assurances that he'll be sent to the united states originally went there to avoid being extradited to sweden where allegations of sexual assault sweden has now dropped that investigation but the u.k. still wants to arrest him for failing to turn up in court. this case isn't has always
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been about the risk of extradition to united states and that risk remains real nobody can credibly deny that risk we've had the head of the cia declare wiki leaks a hostile and on the same intelligence agency which had the u.s. attorney general say that prosecuting join a songe is a priority in these circumstances it is time to provide an assurance against extradition so that this untenable situation and i. believe. bishan plans to colonize mars have taken another step forward. three of. his company space x. has successfully launched its most powerful rocket yet the twenty three story fall can heavy blasted off from the kennedy space center in florida on tuesday with a tells the sports car inside the spacecraft shot musk's roadster convertible into
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mars albeit now the fall can heavy is propelled by twenty seven rocket engines driving it eighth to a thrust the sequel to eighteen boeing seven four seven jets now that means it can take incredibly heavy payloads of up to sixty three thousand kilos that's second only to the rocket nasa used for its moon missions its cost cutting reusable boosters also give space x. an edge over other companies competing for lucrative contracts with nasa satellite companies and the u.s. military and is that kind of technology that musk hopes will eventually send people to mars and build a colony there and the seas cerro del off is that the kennedy space center in cape canaveral florida. well with just fifteen minutes to go before the end of the launch window space x. lifted off the platform making history and possibly revolutionizing the private and commercial space industries now that they had been plagued with wind and weather
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related delays but in the end the list was six says they have recovered to the rocket the third the central rocket we're still waiting to hear from space x. as to its status now space this falcon heavy was designed to carry up to seventy tons of cargo inside though today was just one car a tesla roadster with a dummy strapped into it and a david bowie song plane on repeat live images now being sent back from that tesla showing an out of this world view earth in the background as well as the moon this is going to have a lasting impact falcon heavy is expected to carry large satellites into orbit more cheaply and it will also be used as a building block for future projects that are planned to take people to the moon and possibly even mars.
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is there i'm still robin these are all top stories syria's rebel held region of eastern has enjoyed its deadliest day in. russian and syrian government raids killed at least seventy one people choose day an estimated one hundred thirty eight people have now been killed in eastern province in the last forty eight hours and a magnitude six point four earthquake has hit eastern time one killing at least two people and injuring more than two hundred others of the island the quake has brought down a hotel and several other buildings were severely damaged. lawyers for the kenyan opposition politician being good at being good have told our desires that he's been deported to canada after being charged with treason he was arrested after taking part in a mock swearing in ceremony for the opposition leader raul odinga seen here on the left was next to it in the last week when he declared himself the people's
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president rejecting hudak and yet as reelection the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson is meeting with his colombian president juan manuel santos and bugger top the panel is holding a news conference right now with the country's peace efforts with rebel groups is one of the subjects of the crisis in neighboring that as well it will also be discussed we had a very extensive exchange on how we can work together along with others in the region through the lima group ottilie through the oas to restore democracy in venezuela and there is this is our only objective is to see even as well a return to its constitution return to its duly elected assembly and to hold free and fair elections and give it as well and people the right for their voices to be heard in elections shares on wall street have been on a rollercoaster between positive and negative territory and a sharp losses on monday which calls for the markets around the world the dow jones
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industrial average opened two percent down for stocks then stabilized let's have an hour more news in thirty minutes stay with us. will corsica turn into france's catalonia president emmanuel mccall has begun a two day visit to the mediterranean island where there is growing demand for greater autonomy from france as separatist movements rise across europe how will it affect this region this is inside story.


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