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commission to a story we cover this region better than anyone else would be foolish as you know it's very challenging but in the particular because you have a lot of people that are divided on political issues we are we the people believed to tell the real story so i just meant it is to deliver in-depth journalism we don't feel inferior to the audience across the globe. a grueling search for clues begins after a russian plane crashes minutes after taking off killing all seventy one. this isn't just erupt live from doha also coming up president trump criticizes
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israeli settlements but is his administration really changing direction. i'm not a display of harmony in seoul but south korea's president strikes a cautious note about an invitation to visit the north plus. to be honest i'm not sure she really understands the four horror of what has happened up here the u.k.'s top diplomat pushes me and to ensure the safe return of ranger refugees. investigators in russia say they're looking at all possible causes as the hunt for clues begins into why a plane crashed soon after takeoff all seventy one people on board were killed the difficulties investigators face can be seen in these pictures from the crash site near moscow wreckage of the plane is lying in fields covered with thick snow day bring in human remains are spread over a one kilometer radius really challenge as more. the answer no their line out with
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sixty five passengers and six crew on board came down four minutes after it took off in bad weather conditions wreckage was scattered across snowy fields near the village of going over eighty kilometers southeast of moscow rescue teams were unable to reach the crash site by road and walk to the scene. i saw an explosion on the ground and i called emergency services they asked me many questions i told them there was a fire it was very visible and the debris of the plane is spread over radios of at least one kilometer investigators are using modern equipment taking into consideration the large territory they're using quite a couple hours to get a view from the air the short hole set a lot of airlines jets took off from moscow's dumb idea to airport early sunday afternoon on its way to the city of or sq in the urals most of the sixty five passengers on board were from the region at the airport their family and friends of
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those on board the flight began to wait for news with little hope that anyone had survived. we have found a breeze from an a n one for a plane and bodies of stupid hymns. show us the most important thing now is the organizing the collection of debris and remains of the big it was by ministry of emergency situations workers. transport to authorities soon confirmed everyone in the plane had died russia has suffered two major air crashes in recent years in december two thousand and sixteen a t u one five four military aircraft crashed into the black sea with the loss of ninety two people it was blamed on pilot error in october two thousand and fifteen a russian air bus crashed in egypt's sinai peninsula killing all two hundred twenty four people on board i still said it placed a bomb in the aircraft. right to me putin has canceled a trip to sochi which was shut jeweled for monday he was due to meet the
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palestinian leader mahmoud abbas then now that meeting will now take place in moscow from where putin will monitor the investigation investigators have found a flight recorder from the plane and this will be crucial in determining why this relatively new aircraft came plummeting out of the sky various causes are being considered including pilots era bad weather conditions well perhaps something else really chalons zero moscow well keith markey is an aviation consultant he says finding the second black box will be crucial to the investigation or you know that the aircraft wreckage scattered over a very wide area and the silicate probably impacted. rather flat and broke up on a high rate of aids the pieces were spread out we've heard report that there was fire on board the aircraft before it crashed we've also heard that the pilot was
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trying to divert to a nearby airport for an emergency landing but none of these things are really concerning what will really do now the investigators will do is they'll attempt to recover both of those black box of they have won and they'll leave the other one the do a complete investigation well the first thing they're going to want to do is see if the aircraft was properly d.i.'s if it been sitting overnight that might have accumulated a great deal of ice if the ice wasn't properly removed that would have been a very bad thing. if the weather was bad presumably there on takeoff and climbing out if ice was a factor engine ice or something like that that should show up in the cockpit voice recorder conversations on the digital flight data recorder so that will be important now if there were not thunderstorms obviously in the area so primarily we're going to be concerned with ice they got airborne so of visibility should have
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been an issue so they'll be able to sort through the weather things rather quickly as they conduct the investigation. u.s. president donald trump has questioned israel's commitment to making peace with the palestinians he made the comments in an interview with an israeli newspaper owned by american billionaire and trump baca sheldon adelson in a rare rebuke of the israeli leadership the u.s. president says he isn't necessarily sure they're looking to make peace he warns israeli settlements are quote something that very much complicates and always have complicated making peace he urges israel to be very careful with the settlements but trump also repeats what he has been saying about the palestinian leadership he says they're not looking to make peace and threatens to withhold aid unless they agree to talks well phyllis bennis is the author of understanding the palestinian israeli conflict she doubts trump's comments represent a policy shift by the united states. peace requires at least
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a modicum of justice that was not on the agenda here a deal implies ending resistance essentially to israeli power that is not on the palestinians agenda that's been the position recently of the palestinian leadership bringing it closer to matching the position of a wide majority of palestinian. civil society so i think what we're seeing here is certainly not the end of the u.s. role as a as an honest broker because it never was an honest broker this is simply a clearer acknowledgement of that reality not to you know who knows that trump remains his his strong supporter but i think that netanyahu is likely to view his own relationship with the further right wing elements of his cabinet because remember as right wing as netanyahu is his cabinet is made up of further right and extremist right elements to his right and in that context i think he will feel obligated to make some kind of
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a statement i don't anticipate it will go very far he is not about to break with the united states president trump has made clear that he is more more more officially and formally pro israel than any other recent president and he's not about to put that at risk but i think he will have to say something to satisfy his own right wing. iraq is hoping to raise billions of dollars at a donor conference started on monday in kuwait to fund reconstruction after its war with i so an estimated one hundred billion dollars is needed to rebuild cities and infrastructure destroyed in a three year conflict large parts of iraq's second largest city of mosul are still in ruins more than six months after it was retaken by the government the u.n. says about forty thousand homes there need to be rebuilt or restored but many residents doubt that money raised the conference will ever reach them through your . job everyone here is rebuilding their shop with their own money no one has
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received any money from the government or anybody else no one has given us any compensation and they won't be any either with what i had at least six civilians including two children have been killed in syrian government airstrikes near the capital damascus the attacks targeted several towns in the rebel held suburb of eastern ghouta it falls within a so-called deescalation zone agreed to by turkey russia and iran syrian government and russian air strikes have killed more than two hundred forty people in rebel held areas in the last week the u.n. says some of the attacks made me walk crimes well the u.n. is also calling for an immediate deescalation of fighting in syria to address a worsening humanitarian crisis according to its food agency nine million people need food assistance yacob kirn is the syria country director for the world food program he says any truce needs to last for at least a month. at the moment top keeps us from going to these places too east. to. the fighting the security of our staff of cause is of utmost importance
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but also the ends it's dangerous to to come in and collect for example food if there is fighting going on so we need a pause in the fighting and what the ever ask for months. we already their houses are full we have a big all kind of world food program is supporting so you million people every day we food assistance in the country and we can easily shift resources around if you have an opening to these areas that you haven't reached for as i said two months now the u.s. vice president says washington is open to talks with north korea speaking to the washington post mike pence said the u.s. and south korea have agreed on terms for further diplomatic engagement with pyongyang but that could lead to direct talks with the u.s. without preconditions hence made the comments as he was returning from seoul where he avoided direct contact with the north korean delegation attending the winter
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olympics well that delegation has also left south korea the group which included the powerful sister of the north korean leader and its visit by joining south korean president when j. in a concert and holding talks on the sidelines of the p.r. china games on saturday kim joe young extended iran the tension to president moon to visit pyongyang. has more from solved. even as athletes competed on the snow and ice diplomatic developments continue to steal at least some of the spotlight during what's being called the peace olympics the last three days have been historic and a high point in interest in relations north korean leader kim jong il and sister kim jong became the first member of the ruling family to cross into the south since the korean war she came with an invitation kim jong un is asking the south korean president in to visit pyongyang at a convenient time soon if this meeting transpires it would be the first time that
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kim jong il has met with the south korean president since taking office in twenty eleven president moon says he'll begin arranging the conditions to make that visit happen but he stresses that any rebuilding of interest in relations must involve dialogue between the united states and north korea u.s. vice president mike pence sat very close to the north korean delegation during the opening ceremony he m. a north koreans rebuffed president moon's attempts to facilitate a midi skeptics say that this north korean charm offensive is heavy on the symbolism but they doubt that it will result in anything substantive they say this is an attempt by the north koreans to drive a wedge between the united states and the south koreans into an advance their own agenda but for now president moon and many south koreans are encouraged by the prospect that what we've been seeing could be the beginning of
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a reboot of relations the red cross is releasing emergency funds to help fight a flu outbreak in north korea to be used to boost public information and prevent measures in hundreds of health facilities more than one hundred eighty thousand cases of the influenza virus have been reported as well as several deaths. britain's foreign secretary as a leader sang suchi to allow the un to supervise the return of ranger refugees bars johnson made the plea after visiting to space muslim villages in rakhine state and refugee camps in bangladesh johnston says he is not fully aware of what's happening but she can play an important role in ending the crisis and reports. the u.k. foreign secretary came to see the situation with his own eyes boris johnson two door hinge of refugee camps and bangladesh and met with villagers who remain in me and were kind statement he thinks myanmar leader aung san suu kyi does not fully
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understand the crisis i don't think she's been in a helicopter to see what we have seen today i don't think it has come through to how the full extent of the horror of what has happened the horror johnson is talking about is what the u.s. calls ethnic cleansing and the u.n. says it may be genocide seven hundred thousand muslim or hinge on have fled to bangladesh and a mass exodus since august that's when the military of the buddhist majority country began its latest crackdown. there will hinge accuse the me and maher army of mass killings rape and the torching of their villages. you know each city but there are advantages yes. and then. i'll guess there is a deck or most of the village west of. me and maher says its military operations were a counter offensive to attacks. it's not known how many people have died in these operations since august but doctors without borders us to mates at least six
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thousand seven hundred were murdered in the first month of violence i've seen nothing like it in my life the hundreds hundreds of villages torched it's absolutely devastating and i think that what is needed now is is some leadership some calm but some leadership working with the u.n. agencies for johnson is calling on me in march to work with the u.n. and repatriate the refugees dr rakhine state but under u.n. supervision me and more has so far blocked un investigators from the region and a high ranking u.s. diplomat recently quit an advisory board saying he feared the panel would whitewash the crisis new reports and photos of mass graves are increasing international pressure on sochi under a government i believe she can still make a change and make a difference but to do that she needs to show get the agencies in get the refugees back home in a way that is safe and voluntary and and dignified. what remains to be
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seen is if she can live up to her nine hundred ninety one nobel peace prize and put a stop to the humanitarian and human rights crisis that continue. on al-jazeera. not just zero when we come back our child soldiers in south sudan not being given a chance to lead a normal life. and i'm also followed by a new york's attorney general is the latest full hollywood producer harvey weinstein and his former company current status. howlers more significant rain likely in eastern iran more especially afghanistan obviously snow some height then a bit of a gap to we pick up there are more familiar sight of the cloud has been streaming
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out of east africa for a week or two it's been benign for the most part it's been sort of a cloud in the sky not bringing i think now is thickening and it's bringing some rain some rain for egypt and iran maybe with the south or bringing warms up to baghdad but the rain becomes rather more widespread tommy get to tuesday snow in the caucasus snow in eastern turkey running through syria lebanon jordan and probably trust the saudi border as well that baghdad cooled down a little bit by this time and the rain is going in this general direction so we're not actually bring in the cold for the south if anything it is surprisingly warm in riyadh at thirty three in doha or twenty six and in mecca thirty eight and the following day back on tuesday again it warms up a bit more dusty breeze mostly coming out of the south even the empty quarter could be quite full of dust but it's still pretty hot and dry for this time of year showers barrington southern africa and they've come back to south africa i think
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the concentration will not be in cape town it's more like to be further east. the marshall islands holds a toxic legacy from years of u.s. military nuclear testing. as the sea levels rise one on one east investigates the threat this followed poser's at this time on al jazeera it's impossible to underestimate the size and scale of the economic crisis it's not just about the trillion dollar debt it's not just about the banks it's not just about the government's real peace.
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welcome back up recap of the top stories here on al-jazeera investigators of russia say they're looking at all possible causes as the hunt for clues begins into why a plane crashed soon after takeoff from an airport in moscow all seventy one people on board were killed. in a wreck criticism of israel u.s. president donald trump has questioned its commitment to peace with the palestinians an interview with an israeli newspaper he said israel settlements in the occupied west bank are complicating the peace process. and the u.s. vice president says washington is open to talks with north korea and made the comments to the washington post as he was returning from seoul where he avoided direct contact with the north korean delegation tend to feel china ok. now monday marks international day against the use of child soldiers according to the u.n. the number of children recruited is still rising all than two thousand took up arms
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in the past three years or now young soldiers in south sudan are being given a chance to lead a normal life but some struggling to reintegrate into their communities al-jazeera has even morgan reports from young people. these moves are not need to jon he's been taught how to carry them out for the past two years since he was fifteen he didn't learn the drills willingly johns' one of at least seven hundred children forcibly recruited by the thousand and national liberation movement that is living where they're going to day. to day by those who want to go alone or if you take it easy in that you want a world that says if you don't define you do that day kill again by force. the civil war in south sudan now into its fifth year has killed thousands and displaced millions many vulnerable kids were recruited by armed groups to fight
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both boys and girls such as thirteen year old sarah. i was alluding. to an old saying this people are only used to man think on new day to make own money and instead turn to the city to live it is cold and to do not fit in said to move from. the start from the. right groups they nearly all armed groups to critic children to fight the south sudan's national liberation movement has recently released more than three hundred children but that they were not really forced but in their condition abandon first today and now all of us to get up to stay so in fact we did not dent over the years that they may be a needed me to fight does well you see we have decided also as we are now in tones of that the best sort of we decided to release them so that they can go to school in. communities. nearly two thousand children have been demobilized in the past
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five years but they are being replaced according to unicef the number of tell soldiers in armed groups and on forces has been on the rise since the war in december to fifteen that despite all were inside agreeing to stop recruiting tough soldiers and releasing those already enlisted but even for those who have been demobilized life is a challenge. many children who've been released have no idea where their families are for others fighting has become a way of life that the biggest challenge is reintegration it's a process that takes time to do three years for that child to go back home and resettle we still have more kids to be released so access pick thing that we need more kids to be released all real concern is the reintegration of these children so that they don't get recruited again john and sara say they don't want to return to the battlefield but they also feel what lies ahead after their past experiences and wonder if they may be forced to fight again he will mourn al-jazeera young south
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sudan. oxfam is facing new allegations that its staff used prostitutes in the african nation of chad in two thousand and six it follows growing criticism of the way it handled accusations of sexual misconduct by its workers in haiti where the charity was working in the aftermath of the twenty ten earthquake its own investigation led to four people being fired in the resignation of three others the u.k. government is now threatening to withdraw funding from oxfam it doesn't matter how good the safeguarding practices are in an organization if that organization does not have the moral need to ship to do the right thing and where in particular they have evidence of criminal activity to pass that information to the relevant authorities including prosecuting authorities but that's an absolute absence of leadership the head of south africa's ruling a.n.c. says party leaders are preparing to finalize
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a deal that will result in president jacob zuma leaving office zuma is under growing pressure to leave a corruption allegations and sunita cyril ramaphosa says leaders meeting on monday will decide on a swift transfer of power and their leadership to do this now. we have injury gave hungary any discussions i'm good transition to a new this is the nation and specifically. resolving issues are good position this is. not they were sort of. dates is not sensible resolution. this may not as significant consequences. for the country and for the uk to do this.
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new york state's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the weinstein company saying it failed to protect its employees against disgraced former chief executive harvey weinstein prosecutors say the firm and its co-founders repeatedly broke laws by facilitating weinstein's alleged abuses it was one of hollywood's most influential produces for more than seventy women accused him of sexual misconduct including rape which he denies michael has been following the story from washington d.c. . well the new york attorney general eric schneiderman has filed suit in the new york county supreme court not only against harvey weinstein personally but also against his brother and the company as a whole now the reason for this is the attorney general is because of what he believed was an imminent sale of the company this could result he was concerned in victims not getting sufficient compensation in those within the company who empowered harvey weinstein in what i described his predatory actions maintaining
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their positions and getting some financial benefit out of the sale of the suit details very very closely numerous allegations against harvey weinstein in particular but also against the company as a whole for various contraventions of new york code and new york business practices that makes it very clear that there were layers within the weinstein company that will well aware of the activities of the principal shareholder and in fact empowered him in his activities the h.r. department for example received numerous complaints over the past four or five years not a single one of these complaints were acted upon the attorney general also found that senior members of the board well well aware of harvey weinstein is a tipple to use and they did nothing about it so the suit now filed in the supreme court already one body who was going. to be attempting to buy the company has
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withdrawn the offer to buy immediately in the wake of this particular suit so the attorney general's apparent wish that the sale of this company will not go ahead until all those within it are held accountable and are held responsible for their role in facilitating the activities of harvey weinstein himself a human rights activists known as the i am lady of pakistan has died. suffered a heart attack in the eastern city of lahore late on saturday and died a few hours later she was a fierce defender of women and minorities and openly criticized the pakistani military intelligence and right wing religious parties. your finger was sixty six years old now the u.k. has appointed a minister from loneliness to help the vulnerable in society who feel isolated an estimated two hundred thousand senior citizens in britain have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month and more than half of those over the age of seventy five live alone are
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u.k. correspondent bobby phillips has that story my wife died about two and a half years of year and i miss her. but we are another has to get on with love john who is ninety had felt increasingly isolated the death of his wife left a void we'd been married for sixty five years so obviously companionship and friendship and important to me. the solution arranged by a charity was for john to give a room to poppy a twenty one year old student she helps with shopping cooking going for walks it's mutually beneficial most importantly they like each other in simplest terms i probably won't be able to afford to live where i am if i wasn't working and living with john as a young person or the conversations we have i come out learning something new he's had such an interesting life. this is subjective individuals and societies feel it
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in different ways but says this expert its impact on health can be measured having predisposes health conditions so there's been a matter that looked at showed that it was bad for your health. today people that are more likely to get heart disease and start. their early onset of dementia. mental health issues amateur depression suicide. cocktails in care homes an unlikely mixture but another simple idea bringing young people into care homes for the elderly in britain three quarters of older people say they feel lonely almost half say t.v. is their main companion these evenings everyone reaches out to everyone else.
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and. make. light of loneliness itself the benefits of a scheme like this very hard to quantify but gauging in conversation between generations makes almost all of us feel good it creates understanding it strengthens the ties which holds society together. often comes with feelings of shame but it is part of the human condition and on evenings like these some people discover that they have more in common than the thought to be philip's al-jazeera london. quick recap of the top stories here on al-jazeera investigators in russia say they're looking at all possible causes as the hunt for clues begins into why a plane crashed soon after takeoff from an airport near moscow all seventy one
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people on board were killed. in a rare criticism of israel u.s. president donald trump has questioned its commitment to peace with the palestinians in an interview with an israeli newspaper he says israel's settlements in the occupied west bank are complicating the peace process and the u.s. vice president says washington is open to talks with north korea hence made the comments to the washington post as he was returning from seoul we have already direct contact with the korean delegation attending kilmer's china lympics. iraq is hoping to raise billions of dollars that are donors conference due to start in kuwait to fund reconstruction after its war with eisel an estimated one hundred billion dollars on needed to rebuild cities and infrastructure destroyed in the three year conflict but many iraqis doubt the money raised at the conference will ever reach them. for your good you are the i'm out of jail for everyone here is rebuilding their shop with their own money no one has received any money from the
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government or anybody else no one has given us any compensation and they won't be any either we're going to have the british foreign secretary has urged me and lida and sang suchi to allow the un to supervise the return of ranger refugees or was johnson made the plea after visiting displaced most in villages in rakhine state and refugee camps in bangladesh oxfam is facing new allegations that its staff used prostitutes in the african nation of chad back in two thousand and six it follows growing criticism for the way it handled accusations of sexual misconduct by its workers in haiti where the charity was working in the aftermath of the twenty ten earthquake. new york state's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the weinstein company alleging it failed to protect its employees against disgraced former c.e.o. harvey weinstein is one of hollywood's most influential producers for more than seventy woman accused him of sexual misconduct right allegations and denies it will suit a stalled plans and the company for half
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a billion dollars well those are the headlines news continues here now jazeera after one of the pacific's nuclear timebombs that you and so much 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 could turn into a battleground between the mighty army and the americans six years on rewind returns to iraq after the americans at this time on zero to see. the marshall islands is a tiny pacific nation with a very big problem. once ground.

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