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somebody who controls ten thousand people that's unfolding understand voices and they distort the debate in the echo chamber world of fake news in cyberspace the rules of the game have changed there are no precedents people as out investigates dissin from ation and democracy part two at this time on al-jazeera. the syrian military says it shot down an israeli fighter jet and a sponsor to what it calls an act of aggression. this is on jazeera live from doha also coming up north korea's leader uses the olympic backdrop to invite south korea's president to pyongyang. for the first time
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ever an indian prime minister pays an official visit to the occupied palestinian territories. plus after releasing the republican memo on the russian probe u.s. president donald trump says no to the democratic republic. we begin with a dramatic confrontation in syria's war an israeli warplane has crashed after an iranian drone was shot down near the border with syria the syrian state t.v. is reporting explosions and what it says israeli attacks near the capital damascus so here's how events have played out israeli media says an iranian drone was launched from a syrian base in the homs desert and shot down near its border syria denies the drone and israeli air space well shortly after that an israeli f. sixteen war plane crashed in northern israel the jet had been targeting the military base in homs the israeli army says it encountered fire with syria says it
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shot down the jet in response to an israeli act of aggression both pilots ejected and parachute is safely into northern israel one was severely injured while in a few moments in a hot air will join us live from beirut but first let's cross to western talk to. some confusion as to whether or not these rainy operation is finished what more can you tell us about this jet being shot down. well can tell you that the israeli army have confirmed that the operation is still ongoing against what it's calling iranian targets and syrian ed defense systems on the syrian side now what they're saying about the israeli jet is interesting they're very very careful language they won't confirm whether it was actually shot down with it was shot down by syrian air defense systems all even russian defense system that is likely to try and avoid a big escalation of this conflict clearly the syrians are very angry and they've
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issued a statement saying that they will retaliate against any israeli aggression on the territory the ministry of defense is actually leading this operation they are in meetings right now trying to figure out what they're doing next but yes the operation is still ongoing but no confirmation as to how these really sixteen will playing which crashed and we know the israelis have been speaking to the russians they of course control the airspace above syria one of the israelis been saying about that. well the israeli ambassador to russia has been very clear saying it's time to get rid of iran and hizbollah militias from the border with syria now they've been saying this for a very long time but in the summer they really ratcheted up the language when it came to iran these rallies and said that they will not accept any presence on the border any iranian presence on the border and that going off the iranians how gets right now like he'd send
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a very big message to iran but what can russia really do russia and iran are on the same side they're supporting the syrian president bashar al assad so russia really has to take a look at what it wants and what it wants to achieve and how useful iran is to remember the iranians are fighting force within the syrian conflict and one of the major fighting forces in support of the fighting forces like hezbollah so they crucial they have a crucial role for probing president bashar al assad so the russians really now need to listen to what the israelis are saying and then decide what's in russian interest what's israeli interest what's in syrian interest but it's likely the nothing much will change given that they do support the iranians all right to him and calm there in west jerusalem in one thousand plus corso now to the lebanese capital beirut until tuesday to hold as a no this isn't the first time israel has carried out strikes inside syria but how serious was this particular incident. well like you mentioned it wasn't the first
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israeli air strike of its kind there have been numerous strikes over the past few years but this is the first time that syrian air defenses have shot down the plane a very serious incident a very serious confrontation between syria israel and iran and after the plane was shot down there were further strikes israeli warplanes targeting syrian army positions what they said were iranian targets and they were targeting an area southwest of damascus an area known as close by where we understand an iranian military base is being built it's not the first time they've targeted this area the base is not operational yet but clearly it is a message to iran we will not allow you to set up permanent bases we will not allow you to entrench yourself militarily and we want you away from the border so serious escalation hezbollah's media unit issuing a statement and for the first time this statement was signed by syria's allies it said that any aggression against the syrian government or syria will be met by
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force so syria's allies coming together issuing this statement so a serious confrontation and but so far you know in one way or the other it has been contained and zain what about the russia fucked up because israel says it has red lines when it comes to iran how they made that clear to the russians. they've made it clear time and time again the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu made numerous visits to moscow his last trip just two weeks ago and he made clear we will not allow iran to reach our borders we won't allow iran to have so much influence in syria what we understand is that there have been negotiations between the russians and the israelis to create some sort of a buffer zone in southern syria to keep the iranian forces and their allies away from this buffer zone not playing out who hasn't been happy with the deal so far he's made that clear in fact last year in the summer of last year trump and put to the u.s. and russian presidents and now it's the ceasefire in the south of syria and that was to appease the israelis but the israelis are not happy and making it clear they
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need the iranians and their allies to move further away from the border so you know how to live from beirut say no thank you. now the leader of north korea kim jong il and has extended a rare invitation to the south korean president moon jay and visit pyongyang it happened at a historic high level meeting between both sides of the presidential palace in seoul the north korean delegation which includes kim sr is in south korea for the winter olympics but i should remain as more from congo. if this meeting transpires it would be historic this would be the first time that north korean leader kim jong un met with a south korean president since taking office in twenty eleven there's been a lot of speculation in the south korean media in the last several days that kim jong un sister kim leo jiang a trusted advisor and high ranking party leader was coming with an invite in hand she delivered a letter and virtually asked that president moon come to the north soon at
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a convenient time president moon says let's arrange that and let's create favorable conditions to make that happen but moon is also saying that although he's keen to reboot into a korean relations that dialogue between the united states and the north is essential and he's encouraging both sides to come together narendra modi's making the first official visit by an indian prime minister to the palestinian territories he's meeting palestinian president mahmoud abbas a trip to the west bank as part of a three nation tour to strengthen ties with the middle east earlier he laid a wreath in the tomb of the former palestinian leader yasser arafat's smith has more from ramallah. it's a very short visit three hours he flew over took a helicopter from the jordanian side landed here in the occupied west bank and is leaving in about an hour or so time now from the indian perspective this is a visit aimed they said helping build up palestinian capacity in the health
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technology and education areas they're investing in a technology park here in ramallah is also opening a school that the indians have helped fund it's a very different to the relationship from from the early relationship decades ago between the indians and the palestinians the unions were the first to record the first non arab state back in one nine hundred eighty eight to recognize the state of palestine and then they viewed their relationship through the sort of colonial prism the indians are being colonized by the british and they saw the palestinians as being colonized by zionist palestinian territory being colonized by zionists so then there was a lot more solidarity today the indian relationship is much more pragmatic israel is what really matters to india forty one percent of israel's arms exports go to india so it's that that's important but modi has decided to separately visit the west bank to show that they still believe there is a sort of special relationship if you like between the palestinians and the indians
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here is president donald trump has blocked the release of a classified democratic party memo on the probe into alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixteen election it's a rebuttal to a republican paper released last week which accuse the f.b.i. and the justice department of anti trump bias trump says the document should be made public because of national security concerns kristen salumi has the latest from washington d.c. . the letter from the white house citing significant law enforcement and national security concerns was supported by another document another letter from the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and the head of the f.b.i. christopher ray which goes on to explain that they're worried about revealing sources and ongoing investigations but it should be noted that the f.b.i. had the same objections to releasing the republican memo and president trump went ahead and released it anyway and then after it was released said that the report had quote totally vindicated him of course democrats saw things much differently
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they wanted to have a chance to respond they said the republican version of events left out significant facts and they wanted a chance to put that forward even trey gowdy a republican on the house intelligence committee said that the memo had not in any way discredited the mueller investigation so democrats now are crying foul they say this is a double standard and for a president who was talking about transparency when he released the original memo this just didn't make sense the question asked by both the democratic leader of the house and the senate is what is the president hiding of course the white house says that the justice department would be happy to work with democrats to revise their memo so that it is able to be released without compromising security and democrats say they will take them up on that offer a lot more so it's coming on al-jazeera including. he much it is our president who
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does not have the consciousness to fight for our old land pressure on the philippines president to stop china's military expansion on just meted out. and mexico deploys thousands of extra police to fight a rising tide of drug related crime in tourist hotspots more in that state yes. hello there the weather is all quite smoke over the northern parts of asia at the moment you can see plenty of cloud there making its way across the north and south korea and making its way across japan and that's giving us a few outbreaks of rain and snow and it's certainly not warm a tools i was a maximum temperature in tokyo we're looking at around eleven degrees here this should be a fair amount of sunshine but for the western parts of japan hair there be more in
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the way of cloud and a few breaks of rain and snow quite a good deal of wintery weather actually further west just cool for us as we head through sunday mike some temperature of minus four there in seoul getting up to around minus two as we head through into monday further west it is mild air force in beijing hot temperatures up at six down towards the southeastern parts of china and here it's a lot milder than it has been we're looking at nine now in shanghai and around twenty four it's in hong kong so the temperatures here have recovered there just ease off a fraction as we head into monday this time seven as a maximum they shanghai and nineteen in hong kong they will cloud will be building out towards the west but most of this will just be cloudy won't be giving us and the significant rain a bit further towards the south and is actually quite quiet across the southeastern parts of asia at the moment the wettest of the weather is across java and the southeastern parts of born yet.
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in twenty twelve al-jazeera traveled to iraq people here are definitely scared to speak on camera they're saying that if they talk to us they think they'll be arrested down the line to take the pulse of a country ravaged under us occupation some of these graves are completely destroyed it's one of the most holy and sacred sites in all of iraq turned into a battleground between the mighty army and the americans six years on rewind returns to iraq after the americans at this time on knowledge and see. welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories here on al-jazeera israel says its fighter jet that crashed was most likely shot down by syrian forces syria says it was
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responding to an israeli aggression israel had earlier down an iranian drone it says it strayed into its territory. north korea's leader kim jong un has extended a rare invitation to the south korean president to visit pyongyang moon as host of kim sr the talks in seoul on the sidelines of the winter olympics and making the first official visit by an indian prime minister to the palestinian territories a trip to the west bank as part of a three nation tour to strengthen ties with the middle east. now turkey's militaries establishing a new position in syria's province as part of efforts to expand the so-called deescalation zone the state news agency says troops have been deployed to tell toucan russian forces are expected to position themselves six kilometers outside the town they want to create a line dividing syrian government forces and opposition fighters to prevent contact rebel held it liberates been the site of intense bombardment and ground fighting in
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recent weeks. and turkey is facing what could be difficult talks on syria with the u.s. secretary of state next week its offensive in northern syria against kurdish fighters is straining ties with washington but the operation has strong public support in turkey some cost reports from istanbul. these are whole it's the shelves in production they're used by the turkish army in operational of branch in northern syria. an offensive jointly conducted with the free syrian army in syria's kurdish enclave afrin province employees of this arms supplier well into to work an extra hour every day they say it is the least they can do to support the army. he also yaman a twenty one year old student is one of them. he wants to join the army as soon as possible. by submitting this application letter i wanted to show a positive and concrete support for our soldiers and set an example for others if
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the operation hadn't been launched and the y. p.g. would have attacked us with the weapons the u.s. provided to them. turkey vs the us spec could have armed group in syria the y.p. g.'s as a branch of the p.k. . the kurdistan workers' party which is this is as a terrorist group by turkey and the us. the fortieth pull flick between the picking and turkey has cost around thirty thousand lives from both sides as the result of this operation should have been launched much earlier our border should have been cleared of terror as the weather gets colder women launched different campaigns to support the army some are knitting schools and socks for the soldiers . others are sending jars of jam or will pray for the safety of the armed forces. i made a presentation protestants approach to the after an operation something that is quite rare in turkey but it is parliament members say the military intervention in
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africa is actually an invasion in the african area. and there is nor ever sure tread. for the turkish borders and the turkish state some of those who oppose oppression all of rens play what they call turkey is misguided policies in syria for escalating the situation others say this is a move by the government to preserve the nationalist votes in next year's election none of them however wanted to speak to us on camera saying they were scared to be framed now this is a concern considering how frayed gyal and polarized turkey is political and why mint has become so numb to sort of al-jazeera istanbul egyptian state media says the country's security readiness has been raised to its highest level after the military launched an operation against armed groups in the sinai peninsula president abdel fattah el-sisi told the army to use brute force to restore security
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after an attack on a mosque in november that killed more than three hundred people shops and schools in north sinai are closed until further notice former rebels in colombia have suspended their campaigns to be elected because of threats by angry mobs now called the common alternative revolutionary force political party leaders urged the government to ensure their safety site has handed over their weapons last year and became a political party after a peace deal ended fifty years of civil war many colombians continue to reject the peace moves. or in the end though we have decided to suspend campaign activities until we have sufficient guarantees we call on all parties and political movements without exception to make a statement rejecting this type of aggression we invite all to meet us to the forum to agree of a game of clean rules. polls have closed in sri lanka where more women than ever are hoping to get elected into government voters are choosing representatives in
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more than three hundred local elections a change in the winter from a quarter of all seats. reports from. entering the latest political race with a bang. form of this is world diplomats and parliamentarians is aiming to become to be out of colombo she's the first woman to even try i strongly believe their democracy do not interest the needs of the. population. she's one of more than seventy thousand women. and elections a record number of women. positions in three hundred forty institutions a recent change has made it mandatory to have twenty five percent of women in local government more than twelve times the number. of the marxist people's liberation front says the changes will give more deserving women
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a chance in our country. or siblings or those from. but we think honest. should come into politics or laws are made this election can do that. it's a view that this vote in colombo endorsed you does hypertime that the dems the politicians at least. they should give a list of the women. it's the first time in decades that elections to all local bodies around the country are being held on a single day the stakes are high for all political parties going into this local government election with the president by policy recently and prime minister become a singer whose parties are contesting separately it's a battle to be the land leaving three years ago which is the reason why local issues such as roads street lights and garbage disposal are taking on the intensity of a national fight the coalition government of the president and prime minister is struggling
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to maintain its popularity following a series of scandals and failure to deliver on its campaign promise to root out corruption both leaders have travelled around the country to support their candidates their main threat is former president rajapaksa despite being voted out of his bid for a third presidential term rajapaksa still commands the loyalty of a large voter base a base he's trying to mobilize for a new political front despite the fact that he's not a member of it and remains a member of his successors party the power or the way forward for the upcoming national elections will be starting from this but the boy saw it is for the president for the prime minister was coming from the poor people and political parties and in the other hand the former president's campaign.
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whatever the larger political stakes local election voters will be hoping for competent candidates male and female to ensure the smooth running of that institutions fernandez al-jazeera colombo. protesters in the philippines are urging president rodrigo to tatay to stop china's military expansion in the south china sea march to the chinese consulate in manila philippines media published photos last week showing that china has continued to build installations on the disputed spratly islands. many. protesters say this is just the start of a long series of campaign to put pressure on president to agree good charges government to point out the man. to stop it there is a strike and have noted areas in there now trying to fill their tanks after a little post report shows that china is almost already finished with its military
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is ation of disputed areas in the spratleys group of islands. in the long run very damaging one has to be started to be reversed otherwise we may be losing access to the he was. already controlling my huge part of the disputed area. it is our president who does not have the consciousness to fight for our old man but it is easier for him to give our really old philippine rice to the chinese. the spokesperson of president that artist says the blame should be put on the previous government that even president benigno aquino was not able to do anything when it comes to china's reclamation and military station activities in the south china sea and says that the philippine government should eventually think china for the military garrison said installation it's built there in the event that it
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finally leaves philippine waters but critics say the government's approach when it comes to the south china sea is dangerous not only because it threatens the country's sovereignty it also threatens the sovereignty of its allies in the asia pacific. mexican marines have a rest of the drug lido with a five million dollars bounty on his head. as a leader of the last cartel which is accused of trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine into the united states mexico's government has deployed thousands of federal police officers to combat a huge surge in drug related violence more than twenty five thousand people were murdered last year. there was money on a polo is in cancun mexico with the details. police and military forces are holding a routine checkpoint in cancun in response to a homicide rate that has risen three hundred percent in the last fourteen months this driver was detained after officers found a half dozen mobile phones and a handgun in his vehicle but even with the cooperation military state and local
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police law enforcement agencies are struggling to fight crime by your apartment block and also related to organized crime committed by criminal groups competing for control over all other criminal groups all of it is related to the sale of drugs. we rode along with the division of federal police officers patrolling a popular beach mexico's peak tourism season is fast approaching and the government is dispatching some five thousand federal agents across the country for tourists looking for white sand in turquoise waters however the violence seems far away from the soda i feel very safe i walked around late yesterday and it was very calm and i haven't noticed a lot of bad things happening or anything. can cool draws in billions of dollars from tourism every year once the sun sets bars and nightclubs are packed with party goers but just
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a short drive away there is another more dangerous side to the city. we're in a residential neighborhood near the center of town and police have blocked off this road behind me after the shooting took place only about one hour ago police tell us that two people were shot and the gunmen fled sadly this is a scene that plays out on a near daily basis here in cannes koon. the district attorney says there are one to two murders on average every day civil society groups or that the recent increase in police hasn't served everyone equally. for their government protests. but what about work in that industry and then return to the areas where crime. prevails walking along the hotel district the two sides of the city become apparent the nightly patrol by federal police makes foreign tourists feel safe but it also keeps the
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nearby violence out of sight and out of mind and ended up on the i just see to cancun mexico. now it's not time of the again carnival is underway in brazil for most people that means the samba parades of rio de janeiro but the most traditional carnival of all is in the northeastern state of. a latin america at its embassy in yemen is that. i'm in a safe in the capital of states where carnival is a multicultural multi-user affair that lasts five days behind me on the border nicholas these are the giant dolls for which this state is famous they began in the early one nine hundred step pay homage to different personalities past and as you can see present more than eighty will be parading next week and the longtime coordinator of the event was kind enough to give us a sneak preview. here to see if it has stephen he's got under way over night.
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this is called monica to approve caution based music with strong african roots brought here to the secret by slaves eighteenth century. and there was also the for abel and nineteenth century rhythm that that number is famous for it's a fusion of martial music a kind of brazilian tango. and some african rhythms. carnival is a time for celebration but also for excesses especially of alcohol which is increasingly leading to sex abuse is out here on the streets for the second year in a row activist and were karaoke is taking part in a campaign for women to speak out and to monitor places where abuses are most likely to happen. during carnival there's a culture of permissiveness people think it's normal to grope you to force you to kiss them to have sex with women specially. but even
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with that millions of brazilians and foreigners have come here to celebrate the preparations are underway for what will be the main event on saturday called the rooster of the dawn that's when this gigantic rooster will lead the world's largest street parade more than a million people taking part and it begins at the early hours of the morning when it ends you know what i know. all the news of course on our website told the latest on the israeli f. sixteen fighter which was shot down by syrian air defenses there isn't a screen the address al-jazeera. talk a quick recap of the headlines here on al-jazeera israel says it's fighter jet that crashed was most likely shot down by syrian forces syria says it was responding to an israeli act of aggression. israel it earlier down the iranian drone it says it
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strayed into its territory israeli army says it struck twelve iranian targets in syria including and defense system imran khan is the latest from west to receive them. the israeli army have confirmed that the operation is still ongoing against what it's calling iranian targets and syrian air defense systems on the syrian side now what they say about the israeli jet is interesting they're very using very careful language they won't confirm whether it was actually shot down with it was shot down by syrian air defense systems or even russian defense systems that's likely to try and avoid a big escalation of this conflict clearly the syrians are very angry and they've issued a statement saying that they will retaliate against any israeli aggression north korea's leader kim jong un has extended a rare invitation to the south korean president moon julian to visit people myung moon has hosted kim sr for talks in seoul of the sidelines of the winter olympics
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she's the first member of the kim family to visit south korea since the nine hundred fifty korean war. there in germany is making the first official visit by an indian prime minister to the palestinian territories he's meeting palestinian president mahmoud abbas a trip to the west bank as part of a three nation tour to strengthen ties with the middle east donald trump has blocked the release of a democratic party rebuttal to a republican memo one russian meddling in the election the bloc no challenges last week's republican memo which accuse the f.b.i. and justice department of bias against trump for the fog rebels in colombia have suspended their campaigns to be elected because of threats by angry mobs now coldly common alternative revolutionary force political party leaders urge the government to ensure their safety fock fighters handed over their weapons last year and became a political party after peace deal ended fifty years of civil war. many colombians continue to reject the peace means well those are the headlines the news continues
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here on al-jazeera after inside story stage and done so much by foot. the forgotten conflicts on forgotten people suffering has only creased during the song war gas for the rebels millions are facing famine disease and. what will it take for the international community to stop the barrage of bullets and bombs this is inside story.


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