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of our biggest strengths is that we talk to normal everyday people we get them to tell their stories and doing that really reveals the truth people are still gathered outside these gates waiting for any information most of them don't know whether their loved ones are alive or dead or miami really is a place where two worlds meet we can get to washington d.c. in two hours we can get it on jurists in the rest of central america at about the same time but more importantly is where those two cultures north and south america meet us to teach it's a very important place for al-jazeera to be. what we have seen so far is cruel and barbaric to top it off they have the gall to blame the media the united nations steps up the pressure on myanmar's government over the ranger crisis.
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you know this is al-jazeera live from a headquarters in doha i'm fully back to balsall coming up israeli police recommend charging prime minister benjamin netanyahu with bribery but the final say on prosecution will rest with the attorney general all internationals chairman faces corruption charges in his home country the latest crisis to hit the charity and gulf in an abuse scandal and how the case of an indigenous man killed by a white farmer could change canada's criminal justice system. manned mars government has been accused of handing range of muslims a death sentence to damning words come from the u.s. ambassador to the united nations nikki haley a group of u.s. senators is intent on introducing sanctions against myanmar military leaders aimed
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at those implicated in abuses against residents in rakhine state mike hanna reports from washington the plight of the writhing gears highlighted in the sixth edition on capitol hill around the table discussion on the crisis is joined by some of the senators who are adamant that the time has come for military leaders to be held accountable for the world documented abuse suffered in iraq current state not go list except right here on capitol hill well help bring to the american people believe the urgency. for us to help the rohingya muslims and to prevent in the future atrocities in our community we should speak out and the world the civilized world against them even more policies that have led to this persecution discrimination in this expulsion of these people from me and more and the demand that the white house take a public position on what is happening in myanmar i want to see the president the
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united states cape fear stand about this ethnic cleansing about this genocide we have not had one word not one word from the oval office not one word of leadership against this horrific horrific crime against humanity on tuesday donald trump's ambassador to the un did speak on the issue but pointed the finger of blame at others for not holding myanmar to account 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 the situation while there may be little action at the u.n. the u.s. senate is likely to leave the way with a food vote in coming days and targeted sanctions appears certain against those military leaders responsible for these crimes mike hanna al-jazeera washington
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a defiant israeli prime minister says he'll keep leading the country despite police recommending he be charged for corruption and bribery then the next now is accused of accepting nearly three hundred thousand dollars in guests from billionaire benefactors he's also suspected of backroom deals with the publisher of an israeli newspaper for favorable coverage cherry fossett reports some western slim. the corruption scandal has swirled around him for months but never at this intensity addressing the nation benjamin netanyahu was determined to project resilience and confidence i'm sure will be with you not too slow i will continue to lead israel responsibly and faithfully as long as you the citizens of israel choose me to lead you i am certain i am certain that the truth will be revealed and i am certain that at the next elections which will be held on schedule i will earn your trust again israeli police are recommending that he be charged in two cases the first case one
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thousand involves gifts of cigars and champagne made to the prime minister and his wife sarra the gift givers israeli born hollywood mogul. and australian billionaire james packer the police are reportedly recommending milchan also be charged with bribery they say in total the netanyahu has received a quarter of a million dollars the accusation that netanyahu back to bill that would have saved his friend much more money if he wanted to repatriate to israel netanyahu rejected any such suggestion in his late night rebuttal saying only that he helped him with the visa application not in return for cigars but because it was a friend of israel and you know conquered the loss of reproof i'm not here for personal gain 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. in the second case israel's prime minister is accused of trying to get favorable coverage in the country's second biggest newspaper by offering to hamper the activities of its main competitor the police are also reportedly recommending the proprietor of the off
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her own of newspaper be charged with bribery the question now is how much the prime minister's carefully cultivated image of a wise economic steward and strong security pragmatist will be undermined by the tawdry details in the police document it was distasteful is there is the pettiness of it he is personally a millionaire. he doesn't need. a billionaire to buy him cigars more important in the voters' reactions may well be those of netanyahu his political allies will his coalition partners continue to back him and perhaps the most consequential decision will fall to the attorney general whether or not to follow the police recommendation and indict the sitting prime minister of israel ari force of al-jazeera west jerusalem akiva eldar is the chief columnists at monitor dot com he says that despite the allegations it's likely many israelis will continue to support any minute now. this is something where you weird about about the
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country that is considered to be leading in high tech and in culture in everything when it comes to politics it seems that people have to bid and the threshold is not even you know bribery and a clear accommodation of the police to indict him in other words. you would get if you go to the street and ask people what do you think they will tell you well there is nobody else in it and you know is the best that we can corrupt wars so he will play the his his popularity he will use his. communication abilities and he will go to the end of the will take us reserve and of world news a scandal surrounding the british charity oxfam is widening with new allegations of abuse by its saf in south sudan some aid workers are accused of sexual assault and
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rape in some cases exchanging sex for eight this follows allegations that staff use prostitutes in his operation in haiti following the twenty ten earthquake and also in chad now on top of all of this oxfam's international chairman why now they have to find this night has been arrested in his home country of guatemala over corruption allegations from his time as a government minister that. brian concannon is executive director of the institute for justice and democracy in haiti says the oxfam scandal indicates systemic problems in the humanitarian aid sector. the oxfam scandal is really just the tip of the iceberg and the iceberg is a long history of unaccountable interventions by the humanitarian community in countries like haiti but also many other countries that are poor and this is an oxfam sexual abuse scandal is
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a problem but there's also been an al-jazeera has reported on this extensively sexual abuse by un troops there's been sexual abuse by missionaries and it goes beyond that to get in the case of haiti a new one introduced caller to haiti killing ten thousand people and has refused to accept responsibility you have unaccountable policies by international financial institutions that force the haitian government and other governments like you to to him to accept economic policies that their citizens don't want and so you have a whole history of of humanitarian interventions they do many good things but but they also do much harm because they're not accountable to the people of haiti as we mentioned oxfam international chairman has been arrested for corruption he's just one of ten prominent political figures in guatemala facing charges david mesereau has a date is from guatemala city guatemala's fight against corruption intensified on tuesday with the arrest of
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a former president and nine of his ex ministers out of little cologne and members of his cabinet are suspected of having embezzled funds and committed fraud while helping set up a public bus system in guatemala city in two thousand and ten come up to see then to that of the political the. president of the republic in accordance with the constitution is the gun tour of managing public finances intervene personally and institutionally to facilitate the fraudulent procedure of creating the agreement but i thought a. prosecutor said there are questions around how the government auctioned off concessions and granted subsidies for the buses. the current chairman of oxfam international and former guatemalan finance minister one of best of went this was among those arrested when tis the tension comes as oxfam is already reeling from a sexual abuse scandal in haiti and elsewhere what i'm all is no stranger to corruption scandals over the past decade international investigators have been
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working with local prosecutors to peel back the layers of corruption that plague this small central american country. two thousand and fifteen mass anti corruption protest helped oust former president as molina he's now on trial accused of stealing millions of dollars from the country's customs offices the current president jimmy morales tried to kick out the head of the international commission against impunity in guatemala after he pushed to remove morales immunity to face prosecution in another graft investigation analysts say these political arrests are far from over. i think the commission against impunity in guatemala and the attorney general's office are just scratching the surface without a doubt there are many more investigations under way which will take years to uncover the upcoming selection of a new attorney general will be pivotal if these investigations are to continue
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experts say guatemalans need to be vigilant to ensure the country's next top prosecutor has their interests at heart and not those of the political elite david mercer al jazeera what a mile a city u.s. secretary of state rex ellison has warned that the end of combat operations against eisold doesn't mean the fight against the will is over he made the comments during a conference of the global coalition to defeat being held in kuwait. displacement is a cold world a life where the only warmth is the smile of your last surviving child and that the 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.
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which. 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 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. on the ship must we have seen some very serious
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mistakes and wrongdoing from our ally the united states our relations are at a very critical juncture we will either mend our relations or they will break apart completely assignment wasteland of destruction is nonetheless the subject of a noisy argument over who protects it both tillerson and iraq's prime minister are urging attendees at the reconstruction conference to help iraq rebuild. the war is over but the battle for reconstruction has just begun and our invitation to invest in iraq is a real invitation but who will come up with the one hundred billion dollars a bag he 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 is 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
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a camp know what far worse looks like all they want is to go home in a real shot at a peaceful future sami's a than al-jazeera kuwait. ahead on al-jazeera including. leaving the room the a.n.c. asks jacob zuma to step down as president but he's refusing to go and a former aide to egypt's military chief of staff said after threatening to release top secret five. of the still flooding on the ground in kentucky i want to other states i suspect and the snow on the ground to the northeast of the of the front the brought all this well it's been a raft three days it disappeared leaving
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a bit of rain maybe northern florida beyond that well there's a lot of plan around a power play but i think actually not much going on the immediate future the next winter storm system is gathering in washington state and running east was through montana there was in southern california arizona is still there in bits and pieces there is winter in the hills but across the plains is nothing like as cold the real cold kept up in the canadian prairies is clear there will develop and bring more rain to the currently flooded states for example kentucky but also to bring rain further east washington twenty degrees suggests a nice warm spell south of this and we still watching the prevalent breeze which brings these great clouds which really are bringing very much on to the caribbean coast anywhere from panama right up to mexico so occasional showers or outbreaks of rain here the big showers are for me i'm excess seem to be taking a back seat and disappearing of the dry spell from mexico so happens to the south of that of the big concerts of south america there are still big showers around but
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livia but the main rain still falling happily around rio. airborne vehicles harvesting every pick you take everything you make it to you everything all the way. but this time the what. we believe the deep sleep is the first civilian. creators. are. the engineers this time.
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welcome back to recap our top stories on al-jazeera the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. has accused me on mars government of making the lies of muslims a death sentence hundreds of thousands of them have fled since a violent military crackdown began almost six months ago israeli police have recommended prime minister benjamin netanyahu be indicted on corruption charges the attorney general now has to decide whether to pursue formal charges has vowed to stay on as israel's leader and u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson has warned that the end of combat operations against eisel doesn't mean the fight against the armed group is over at a meeting in kuwait he called on nations to step up commitments to satellites parts of iraq and syria that used to be under eisel control meanwhile iraq's prime minister has asked for tens of billions of dollars for reconstruction after the end
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of conflict with eisel hoda abdel-hamid has more on that. for fifteen years conflict has laid waste to iraq roads schools hospitals industry even entire cities are now in ruin millions of people live in poverty the government of iraq worked with the world bank to assess all this damage and count the cost of rebuilding the country they concentrated on the areas that were most affected in recent years of conflict they came up with a staggering figure one hundred four billion dollars in total losses since the u.s. led invasion in two thousand and three damage from the war against isis alone is estimated at forty five billion now to break down seventeen point four billion is needed to rebuild homes this is a priority as about three million iraqis are living in tents about ten billion dollars are required to repair schools and health care facilities at least half of
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iraq's hospitals and health clinics are gone. and then there's the water and sanitation system about ninety percent of it is damaged beyond use that's another two point four billion dollars repairing the damage eisel calls to the country's cultural and religious sites will cost one point seven billion another nine billion is needed to restore power for all iraqis at the moment there are entire cities which don't have electricity at all and in others just a few hours a day the basic sectors of the country's economy need more than twenty billion dollars just to function properly nearly half of that is earmarked for the oil and gas industry that's a priority for iraq to be able to pump more barrels per day and kick start the economy but before reconstruction can begin the government of iraq needs to provide security and stability as well as an all inclusive government for all iraqis regardless of sect or its necessity for iraq that is priceless french
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president emanuel mccool says his country will strike in syria if it gets proof that the assad government has been using chemical weapons michael said however that french intelligence has so far been unable to find evidence that such weapons were used in the syrian conflict he said the use of chemical weapons was a red line for his government the trial of a palestinian teenager charged with assaulting an israeli soldier has been adjourned until march after judge ordered the case be heard behind closed doors i had to mimi was arrested in december after a video of her slapping and hitting an israeli soldier went viral the seventeen year old faces twelve charges including assault and incitement she could spend up to ten years in prison if found guilty. canada's government says it's looking at changing the way juries are chosen for criminal trials this comes after an all white jury acquitted a white farmer of the murder of
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a twenty two year old indigenous man. more colton bush he was in a vehicle with several others when he was shot in the head by gerald stanley stanley said his family and property were under attack and the gun had misfired when he tried to frighten those in the car for his trial defense lawyers rejected all potential jurors with indigenous backgrounds it took just fifteen hours for an all white jury to acquit stanley of second degree murder. protests erupted across the country last saturday against a verdict many saw as racially motivated indigenous activists say the criminal courts routinely deny them justice both as victims of violence and as defendants. their son all over again to say that his life has no meaning and this is allowed and then what does it mean for the rest of us like do we need to keep worrying that
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our lives are in danger by people who have racist ideas about members of bushies family headed to auto to press for change to the justice system after two days of meetings the family says the government is listening to them and they're keeping up pressure for action not just words of comfort as a family we want to be a part of that process so that these injustices are addressed and that we feel justice for our brother for our son the prime minister what concrete steps will he take since he was elected just over two years ago prime minister justin trudeau has been promising indigenous people redress and reconciliation so far he's talked of change but no specifics yet we have come to this point as a country far too many times. indigenous people across this country are. angry they're heartbroken and i know. like you know that we have to the federal justice minister says she's looking at
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changes to the jury system as protesters and the bush family have been demanding still indigenous canadians have heard promises of reform before promises that haven't been capped this time they say the outcome must be different than your lack al-jazeera toronto. south africa's president is expected to make his first public comments on wednesday after his party the african national congress formally asked him to step down if seventy five year old jacob zuma doesn't quit take could face a vote of no confidence in parliament has more from johannesburg. after 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 asked the president to resign the party did little to assure solve africans that will happen any time soon as. this is just the
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time and space. to respond. we have in. truth. i don't know what. let's leave residual. this was an 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 it would also do 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 cover but or covered up actions of a n c 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
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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 be brought 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 and. the president this is a party that by the confidence that zuma will step down or is prepared to wait out the a.n.c. says it expects zuma to respond to his decision to recall him by wednesday from al-jazeera johannesburg egypt's former anti-corruption chief. has been detained it comes after he spoke out over the arrest of sami anon a former military chief of staff would been planning to run in march as presidential election for has more this is egypt's former anti corruption chief. speaking hours before he was arrested. i had hoped at
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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 can had been increasingly critical of the c.c. government since egyptian police arrested the former military chief of staff sami last month and then was arrested after announcing he would run against president up to fattal sisi in the upcoming presidential election getting a warrant that top secret files would be released if a man was harmed in any way is his testimony 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 give me his daughter says hours later thirty police officers stormed his home in cairo before leading him away.
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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 threatening to them but it could also be that he's trying to disrupt region from other perspectives of making other people or trying to. pressure on the government and if you know if it starts and rebut it down or arrested and. so yeah i mean there's no real 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
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hopefuls have either dropped out all being pushed out of the race in recent weeks these include muhammad anwar sadat's 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 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 that 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. the
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dutch foreign minister has resigned after he admitted lying about meeting russian president vladimir putin more than a decade ago. had previously claimed to have been with putin in two thousand and six saying he spoke about expansionist plans to create a greater russia on mondays admitted the claim was false in a tearful speech to parliament he said the lie was the biggest mistake of his career. to know thousands of revellers have mocked su controversial leaders at portugal's annual caught of all one of the floats portrays u.s. president donald trump sitting on a toilet shaped like planet earth and behind him north korean leader kim jong un holds a rocket the carnival me a capitalist one is famous for its political satire. so
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again i'm fully back to go with the headlines on al-jazeera the u.s. ambassador to the un has accused me on mars government of imposing a death sentence on range of muslims hundreds of thousands of them have fled the country since a military crackdown began in august 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 with kind of state we cannot look the other way in the situation what happened in burma and is still happening in burma is not ok this council must hold military accountable for their actions and pressure on song suchi to acknowledge these terrific acts are taking place in her country. a defiant israeli prime minister says he'll keep leading the country despite police recommending he be charged for corruption and bribery benyamin netanyahu is accused of accepting nearly three
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hundred thousand dollars in gifts from billionaire benefactors he's also suspected of backroom deals with the publisher of an israeli newspaper for favorable coverage the scandal surrounding the british charity oxfam is widening with new allegations of abuse by its staff in south sudan its international chairman is also being arrested in guatemala on corruption charges relating to his time as finance minister there u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson has warned that the end of combat operations against seoul doesn't mean the fight against the group is over a meeting in kuwait he called on nations to step up commitments to stop the lies parts of iraq and syria that used to be under eisel control and south africa's president is expected to address media on wednesday after his party the african national congress formally asked him to step down if seventy five year old jacob zuma doesn't quit he could face of vote of no confidence in parliament you have to
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