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it was auriol upon which modern day venezuela was to stop that. for over a century this lucrative resource has divided the. coast with the world's largest reserves. charting the impact of industrialization and the legacies of the home of the leaders we shed light on the troubles afflicting venezuela today the big picture the battle for venezuela at this time. israel's prime minister denies claims of corruption saying he will continue to leave the country off to police say he should be indicted. in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up. i don't know what.
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is the you're going to. be and see jacob zuma to step down as south africa's president but he's staying on for now. the world is watching and waiting for burma to act the u.s. envoy to the united nations says myanmar's blocking a u.n. investigation into the situation in iraq kind state. and catwalk competition for new york has some designers choose europe instead. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he will continue to lead the country despite police recommending that he is indicted for corruption and bribery it's alleged netanyahu and his wife received illicit gifts from billionaire benefactors including a major hollywood producer ari force that has more from west jerusalem. well
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benjamin netanyahu has for many months been at the center of a swirling corruption scandal but never this intensity this is the most dramatic moment so far with the recommendations coming from the israeli police that he be indicted in cases one thousand and two thousand as they're known case one thousand involves gifts of cigars and champagne given to benjamin netanyahu and his wife sarra they are according to leaks from the investigation that came out during its course or they were gifts given requested by the couple as they were running low on stocks gifts that came from the hollywood based israeli born mogul. and the astray and billionaire james packer now in the case of mr sharon the recommendation letter appears to suggest that netanyahu backed legislation in the israeli parliament the knesset which would have allowed him to repatriate to israel without large financial penalty then you know how seventy received gifts from long term friends but there was no quid pro quo and that he would never have done such
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a thing in return for cigars he merely helped him with his visa because he was a friend of israel in case two thousand the other case that involves alleged attempts to manipulate media coverage in netanyahu is favor that he offered to restrict the activities of israel's most popular newspaper in favor of its second most popular newspaper if that second newspaper gave him more favorable coverage again netanyahu denies that and he came out very strongly this evening saying that he would continue to lead israel and fight another election the whom. and you know come to the lawsuit review i am not here for personal gain if that was what was driving me i would have been somewhere else long ago what drives me is one thing to assure the future of our state our government will see out of the days together we will continue to turn israel into an international force i will continue to lead israel responsibly and faithfully for as long as you the citizens of israel choose me to the tooth i am certain that the truth will be revealed this
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leaves benjamin netanyahu facing several key questions firstly how the israeli electorate will react netanyahu has long portrayed himself as the guarantor of israeli security a safe pair of hands when it comes to the economy but will his political credibility now have been undermined as these potentially very damaging details come to light and under more close scrutiny secondly and late how his political allies in government will respond he leads a right wing coalition not a unity unified party government so will those partners in government continue to back him up and line up behind a very strong defense that he tried to put forward as these recommendations came out from the police and thirdly perhaps most crucially how will israel's attorney general respond it's up to him now to decide whether to follow the recommendations of the police and indict the sitting prime minister or not.
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south africa's president is expected to address the media on wednesday after the ruling a.n.c. party formally asked him to step down it's uncertain if seventy five year old jacob zuma will resign but if he doesn't he could face a vote of no confidence in the parliament al-jazeera is for me to measure has more from johannesburg. off to days of confusion and uncertainty this press briefing was expected to introduce some clarity into the future of president jacob zuma but while the a.n.c. confirmed it had also a president to resign the party did little to assure ourselves africans that will happen any time soon as the business is of yours the time and space. to respond. we have in. truth. i don't know what will happen but let's leave this isn't. this was an
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opportunity for the a.n.c. to be decisive regain the public's trust and by taking the lead in removing a president accused of being corrupt but the a.n.c. is message was mixed saying you didn't ask too much to step down not because he had done anything wrong but for the sake of stability mr zuma is a very shrewd intelligence operator and has knowledge of many of the covered or covered up actions of the members during their time in exile so here is a lot of intelligence on people who are either in positions of power now or likely to be in positions of power in the near future while the a.n.c. appears to have taken a negotiated approach the opposition wants next week's vote of no confidence against zuma to forward with a mainstream majority in parliament zuma has survived eight other motions of no confidence the a.n.c. says it has no plans yet to bring its own motion against the president this is
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a party that's either confident that zuma will step down or is prepared to wait it out the a.n.c. says it expects zuma to respond to his decision to recall him by wednesday for me to milan al-jazeera johannesburg earlier i spoke to john campbell he's a senior fellow at the council on foreign relations and a former u.s. ambassador to nigeria i asked him what president jacob zuma his next move might be . he'll resist pressure to stand but not indefinitely and i think he will at the end of the day resign resignation preserves more of his dignity than any of the other alternatives it certainly preserves more of his dignity than losing a no confidence vote the other option for removing him from office is impeachment that would be devastating to his personal reputation and it would also cost him his
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pension it's easy to forget that within parts of the south african electorate jacob zuma is popular he's popular amongst his fellows zulus who are about twenty five percent of south africa's population he is also popular with the rural poor these are both constituencies that cyril ramaphosa will have to work to reconcile nikki haley the u.s. ambassador to the united nations says myanmar's government is preventing the u.n. security council from traveling to wrack and state to investigate the situation on the ground that hundreds of thousands of range of muslims have fled the country since of violent military crackdown on diplomatic editor james bays has more from the united nations. well strong words from nikki haley at the security council meeting on the situation in myanmar where we also heard from the u.n. high commissioner for refugees and from a senior u.n. political figure who both talked about continuing threats and intimidation to the
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ringer community in iraq on state they talked about the number of people that have fled since august over six hundred eighty thousand people they say the number now leaving is reduced but still one thousand five hundred in the last month and it's with that backdrop that ambassador haley made these comments unfortunately the security council has so far failed in its responsibility to act in response to the clear threat to international peace and security that has resulted from recent events in northern rakhine state we cannot look the other way in this situation what happened in burma and is still happening in burma is not ok this council must hold the military accountable for their actions and pressure on santucci to acknowledge these horrific acts are taking place in her country no more excuses
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about the haley said that the authorities in myanmar have the gall to blame the media for what was going on she was one of a number of ambassadors that raise the case of two reporters from the international news agency reuters who were arrested and are still being held in custody after reporting the existence of mass graves it's worth telling you that we also heard from the ambassador from myanmar who made the point which many might doubt that his country has freedom of the press he said that the two reuters reporters were only arrested because they broke some of the country's secrecy laws. the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson has warned that the end of combat operation against i.c.l. does not mean the fight against the group is over it made the comments at the global coalition to defeat i still conference in kuwait some is a done reports. displacement is a cold world a life where the only warmth is the smile of your last surviving child or that the
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smiles wife and two other children were killed in a u.s. led coalition air strike in two thousand and four his house in ramadi turned to rubble now have been a camp is the inhospitable host of these unwilling guests these are the people the u.s. secretary of state told a conference of the n.t. eisel coalition not to forget. countries managed to work together to achieve a military goal defeating i saw on the battlefield but now that that phase is over comes perhaps an even more challenging one how do you keep an international coalition together in achieving the next three key objectives reconstruction on land recaptured from i saw political inclusiveness and security but who will stop
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isis return and provide security america's top diplomat says ground forces a crucial but his own troops have already started to draw from and in syria washington is mainly relied on kurdish forces to fight i saw forces turkey is fighting and previews the missing plane another terrorist group that can't be allowed to fill the vacuum he on the ship must we have seen some very serious mistakes and wrongdoing from our ally the united states relation to rid of very critical juncture we will either mend our relations or there will break apart completely assignment wasteland of destruction is nonetheless the subject of a noisy argument over who protects it both to listen and iraq's prime minister are urging attendees at the reconstruction conference to help iraq rebuild that what that the arab. the war is over but the battle for reconstruction has just begun and
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our invitation to invest in iraq is a real invitation but who will come up with the one hundred billion dollars our body says is needed to listen maybe urging the private sector to commit its cash but his president was busy describing money spent in the middle east as a waste as of a couple of months ago we have spent seven trillion dollars in the middle east seven trillion dollars what a mistake the children of have been in a camp know what far worse looks like all they want is to go home in a real shot at a peaceful future. sammy al-jazeera kuwait. the founder of wiki leaks another appeal to have his arrest warrant thrown out he still in london's ecuadorian embassy. on behalf of the government of australia i'm sorry after ten years from a historic apology we ask if anything's changed. hello
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the real heat is going away and i would suggest been pulsing in that adelaide melt for example but just watch here the satellite picture picks up development of quite spectacular storm brisbane they knocked out the power the last two days not to fact they might repeat themselves i think probably not they see the wall thirty seven in brisbane was about down to twenty five in adelaide about the same in melbourne and perth beach you said he won and it seems likely impersonality might get a bit warmer thirty seven is the forecast on thursday it's not warmed up much through must the south australia new south wales all victoria wind coming in from the bias is just in the wrong direction but brisbane stood up at thirty six looks like you'd probably get away with the thunderstorms new zealand and now you could
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have in north island in a couple days time the presence of the remains of this thing here that is the site from the winter tom ridge is going through southern fiji islands in the moment it will curl round eventually and you can see the line where it might take that's not actually going to do the storm but i think it's direction of where it might fall and in the meantime enjoy the. warm weather twenty five in oakland maybe a bit warmer the day after and christ church at twenty five just in shelter from the breeze. for the congolese the journey to work the call of war beams unimaginable hardship i prefer to let it go the first day the word got the call came to chance again life's a live one a dangerous journey to the jungle left alone to do a real job for the nearly died because of our children go to school and live
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because of the pretty risky middle of the democratic republic of congo at this time on al-jazeera. a combative al-jazeera let's update you on the stories making headlines now the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he will continue to lead the country despite pleas recommending he be indicted for corruption and bribery it's alleged netanyahu and his wife received illicit gifts from billionaire benefactors including a major hollywood producer. south africa's ruling african national congress has officially asked president jacob zuma to step down no deadline has been set for the seventy five year old who is due to respond to that request on wednesday and nikki
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haley the u.s. ambassador to the united nations says myanmar's government is preventing the security council from traveling to rack and state to investigate the violence that . egypt's former anticorruption chief could be detained for up to fifteen days ailing he'd run in the upcoming presidential election but several rights groups have criticized the election saying it's impossible for a free and fair vote take place charles stratford reports. this is egypt's former anti corruption chief. speaking hours before he was arrested. i had hoped at a party to be given to the chief of staff sami and then to give a testimony freely and without intimidation for the record so that all things come clear before the public had been increasingly critical of the c.c. government since the gyptian police arrested the former military chief of staff sami and last month and then was arrested after announcing he would run against
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president up to fattal sisi in the upcoming presidential election could mean a war and that top secret files would be released if a man was harmed in any way is his testimony me or her say or supported with evidence he's in possession of documents and evidence which is not kept here in egypt you mean out of egypt yes could these pieces of evidence change the course of trials of course no doubt could they incriminate many yes given his daughter says hours later thirty police officers stormed his home in cairo before leading him away. analysts say the egyptian president is targeting anyone who could risk his chances of a second term in the march plus that he need to say with a secret documents exist or not president sisi isn't taking any chances i don't know what it is that would be so scandalous that it would be frightening to them
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but it could also cause that he tried to urge him from other perspectives of making other people or trying to. pressure on the government and if you know. it it's hard to know what's down or arrested and. yet there's i mean there's no it's it's formality international and regional rights groups say there is no chance the march election will be free and fair human rights watch and the international commission of jurists see cc's government has suppressed freedoms arrested potential candidates and their supporters several other presidential hopefuls have either dropped out or being pushed out of the race in recent weeks these include muhammad anwar sadat the nephew of former leader anwar sadat he withdrew in january saying it was to protect his campaign workers from intimidation or arrest and the former prime minister ahmed shafik tweeted his withdrawal from
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the race earlier last month that was after he was deported from the united arab emirates where he had been living in exile should fix lawyers say he was arrested as soon as he landed in cairo egypt's military said in a statement beginning his comments raised suspicion about the state and its institutions and the matter would be referred to the relevant authorities to start legal proceedings guinean a had been among a man's top election campaign aides now they are both in jail just weeks before an election which president sisi says he will win. but al-jazeera. oxfam is facing fresh claims of sexual assault and cover up this time in south sudan it follows allegations of sexual misconduct by some oxfam workers in haiti while delivering aid in the earthquake hit country the charity is at risk of losing its british government funding because of the scandal. the trial of a palestinian teenager charged with assaulting an israeli soldier has been
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adjourned until march after a judge ordered the case behind closed doors i had to mean he was arrested in december after a video of his slapping him hitting israeli soldiers went viral seventeen year old faces twelve charges including assault and incitement she could spend up to ten years in prison if found guilty russia says it has no information about any russian muhsin reason being killed in syria now this comes in response to reports that more than one hundred pro syrian government fighters were killed in terrorist or last week during fighting with u.s. coalition forces moscow is saying that it's only aware of its citizens being deployed there as part of the russian armed forces. the founder of wiki leaks julian assange has lost another court appeal to have his u.k. arrest warrant dropped songe fled to the ecuadorian embassy in london six years ago to avoid being extradited to sweden where he faced rape and sexual assault charges
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those charges have been dropped in his defense teams at the arrest warrant for skipping bail should be dropped as well but in court today the judge said his son should have the courage to face the consequences of breaking the law if baka has more from the court in central london. in the short run it means that life for julian assange remains very much the same the warrants outstanding for his arrest for skipping bell in two thousand and twelve has been upheld the second time it's been upheld in the space of a week his defense team made an initial pill to have it lifted last week they said it no longer should stand but it no longer applied after swedish investigators decided to scrap their attempt to one of juvenile sons extradited to sweden to face a questioning for sexual misconduct and rape allegations but despite that ruling his defense team then launched a second appeal which is only now being ruled upon the hoops that the judge would lift the warrants this time around on the basis that serve it there was no public
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interest to maintain it anymore due to the stand to spend more than five and a half years in the ecuadorian embassy they argue about was in itself a form of punishment for julian a songe but the judge here at westminster magistrate's court has rejected that the prosecution has always said the julian assange shouldn't be simply rewarded for outlasting the swedish investigation but all of this decide there was still deep concerns from asuncion his defense team about the existence of a possible secret indictment that could see him extradited to the u.s. and face serious challenges of espionage even if he is allowed to leave the ecuadorian embassy where according to his lawyers his health both mental and physical is suffering. cyprus and greece not to explore for gas near its coastline cyprus says turkish warships are blocking an oil rig from reaching
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a location in the eastern mediterranean where an italian oil company wants to drill turkey's been in a long running dispute with cyprus of the maritime boundaries claiming certain areas fall into turkish jurisdiction. and it vies that the former president of south. maria has been sentenced to twenty years in prison choi soon shill is at the center of a corruption case that led to the impeachment of parkin hey. was accused of using her presidential connections to pressure companies to donate millions of dollars to foundations she controlled accused of colluding with choi amazing capacity with a verdict expected later this year. a british royal navy warship is to sail through the south china sea to challenge beijing's claims on international waters the h.m.s. sutherland is returning from australia and will pass through a key trade route in the area to protect international navigation rights china has increased its activity in the region building new military facilities on reefs and islands. ten years ago kevin rudd australia's then prime minister apologized in
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parliament to generations of indigenous children who were forcibly taken from their homes and put into state institutions in an attempt to integrate them but many say that not enough has changed since then andrew thomas reports from camera of the better part of a century it has been a central campaign promise in february two thousand and eight three months off to being elected australia's new prime minister apologized to decades of institutional racism and abuse as prime minister of australia i'm sorry on behalf of the government of the strata i'm sorry watched by australians across the country rod was specifically saying sorry to the stolen generations tens of thousands of people who as children have been forcibly removed from their families to bring them up often institutions as part of white australia instead it was
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a much anticipated event time to do feel giving that speech personally i felt as if i was carrying an enormous responsibility of my shows on those important. symbolic nationally coalitions you have to bring the mood and the sentiment and the heart of the country with you and so i spent a lot of time including until about three o'clock that morning writing this speech up by hand to make sure it was going to be authentically me and therefore as the prime minister of the country and authentic apology to the indigenous peoples who'd be assembled in the chamber of the house as well. but a decade on many aboriginal people say not enough has actually changed the official policy used to remove aboriginal children from their families indeed in the early one nine hundred seventy s. but even today indigenous children are far more likely than others to be placed in
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institutional or foster family care but isothermal wrote spent seven years of her childhood in different foster families now studying to be a lawyer she wants to stop other indigenous children from having similarly disrupted childhoods but someone says sorry i'll forgive them as long as they pull through with action we have not seen action take part since the apology we've seen nothing but over thirty thousand young people favoring two thousand and eight the policy came with a practical initiative to close the gap between the lives of indigenous and non-indigenous australians kevin rudd's created ambitious long term targets to improve the education employment health and life expectancy of aboriginal australians today he says substantial progress has been made but on monday australia's current prime minister said that all seven targets three are on track to be met after thomas al-jazeera can't. we'll fashion week is in full swing but
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there is less glitz on the runways this year because several top designers have chosen to skip it the reason the changing industry and a focus on other shows in europe gabriel is also reports from new york. everybody's running a frantic buzz of activity before the big show or want me. to carry this collection is all about ultra chic and comfortable travel garments from the colombian born designer edwin d'angelo new york fashion week it's a very important platform for myself and for emerging designers like myself because the offers an opportunity of excitement where everybody wants to come to a show of to be part of of of this week well emerging designers like d'angelo still flock to do york's fashion week some of the biggest design houses like a pool and so school or. and tom brown are skipping it this year the fashion
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industry is in turmoil the way people buy their clothes is changing fast and fashion week in new york has become less important to the high end brands as a focus on european buyers and big shows in europe beyond london and primarily paris paris is the crime till a crime of fashion week that's where chanel and christian dior and these brands that that we know is the real luxury brands show it's incredibly competitive and it's also a matter of money runway shows can cost anywhere from one hundred thousand dollars in upwards to a million dollars and even some of the biggest names in fashion don't want to spend that much money brands are starting to look for different ways that they can introduce their apparel their products to consumers without the costly and sometimes really ineffective ways it used to be. fashion label rag and bone gave up on a new york fashion week runway show and instead got creative they introduced their
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new collection in this video to reach more customers and drum up excitement it certainly doesn't fashion week is dead far from it there wasn't an empty seat at d'angelo show it just means with some of the biggest names not here. some of the little guys keep the spotlight. how do you see it in new york. but look at the day's top stories now israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he will continue to lead the country despite police recommending he be indicted for corruption bribery and fraud it's alleged netanyahu and his wife received illicit gifts from billionaire benefactors including a major hollywood producer the prime minister says the accusations of baseless.
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little computer lawsuit review i am not here for personal good if that was what was driving me i would have been somewhere else long ago what drives me is one thing to assure the future of our state our government will see out its days together we will continue to tell me throw into an international force i will continue to lead israel responsibly and faithfully for as long as you the citizens of israel choose me so that i am certain that the truth will be revealed. south africa's president is expected to address the media on wednesday after the ruling a.n.c. party formally asked him to step down the party's top level executives have given the embattled leader a notice to leave office after nine years or the no deadline is been set zuma faces hundreds of corruption charges but has refused to stand down before his term ends next year. he gave us ambassador to the united nations says man was government is preventing the un security council from traveling to wrack and state to investigate the situation that the un has accused of carrying out an ethnic cleansing campaign
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by forcing the muslim ranges into exile. and the u.s. secretary of state has warned that the end of combat operations against i still does not mean the fight against the armed group is over rex tillerson made the comments while speaking at the global coalition to defeat eisel conference in kuwait is call for members to step up commitments to stabilize parts of iraq and syria that used to be under eisel control. egypt's former anticorruption chief gainer could be detained for up to fifteen days pending an investigation according to al-jazeera sources is daughters says thirty policemen stormed his home in cairo earlier and took him away kony now has recently spoken out over the arrest of sami a noun a former military chief of staff who has detained last month as of the top stories that's it for myself and the team here in london more news coming up from doha after risking it all which is next in india five million children have
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genius level i.q. but most live in poverty and go undiscovered want to use means to child geniuses fighting for their chance to shine at this time without a zero.

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