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tv   NEWS LIVE - 30  Al Jazeera  February 15, 2018 8:00am-8:34am +03

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what makes this moment this era we live in for the show you need to know this is really an attack on truth itself is a lot of misunderstanding the distortion isn't of what free speech is supposed to be about the context is hugely important level wise to publish if you have a duty to be offensive or provoke the thought of it as people did setting the stage for a serious debate up front at this time on al-jazeera. i have therefore coming. to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect south africa's president jacob zuma reluctant least peps down under intense pressure from his own party.
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it's time g.m.t. i'm fully back to boyer watching al-jazeera live from doha also coming out seventeen people killed in a shooting at a school in the us a former student who had been expelled is held by police. russia can push the regime to commit to seeking a real peace in syria the u.s. and russia again trade blame at the u.n. after the special envoy for syria says the violence is at its worst level for years and iran moves in on black market money traders as it's sinking currency and fix more economic pain on the people. jacob zuma has resigned as south africa's president heeding orders from his party the a.n.c. his departure ends almost nine years in power plagued by scandal comedy miller
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reports from johannesburg. a reluctant announcement from an in vattel to president i have therefore coming to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect even though i disagree with the decision of much of the leadership of my of conversation i have always been a disciplined member of. it came just hours before parliament was due to vote in a motion of no confidence against jacob zuma president's hand may have been forced but zuma says his party did not give reasons why he should resign that's despite being in broiled in scandal after scandal throughout his presidency including accusations of corruption and a court ruling that he had broken his oath of office when he ignored the public
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protect his recommendation that he paid back some of the state money used to refurbish his private residence despite all the criticism against zuma the a.n.c. says the decision to recall him was a difficult one to make following zoomers resignation the ruling party saluted what it called his outstanding contribution and thanked him for the role he played in the a.n.c. for many decades earlier in the day the home of zimmer's associates a family known as the gupta's was graded. five people have been arrested after an investigation revealed that millions of dollars of state funds was siphoned from a dairy farm project into business is linked to the group does. next week the national prosecuting authority will decide if a corruption charges against zuma that were dropped in two thousand and nine will be reinstated and an inquiry into the extent of external influence in seumas
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administration known as state capture is due to begin his removal as president may just be the beginning of zuma struggles for me to malaya al-jazeera johannesburg all serial ram a poster faces a range of difficulties as he assumes the presidency despite the a.n.c. is promises to build homes and improve basic services millions of people still live without electricity or water levels of violent crime remain among the highest in the world official figures put unemployment at twenty seven point seven percent but some believe the figure is even higher and south africa's second largest city cape town is running out of water ten piece of a coup de is a researcher at the al-jazeera center for studies he says the a.n.c. wants to move on from a tainted presidency before elections i think sort of the polls of the current leader of the scene the. insistence of removing jacob zuma was clearly to
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try and have a smoother electoral period because jacob zuma would have indeed impacted on the in c. winning the next elections and written eighteen because he surrounded and suddenly power all of these people who bring against his reputation down and the corruption charges that are hanging over his head so if it was an agent for the a.n.c. to get rid of jacob zuma and if that i mean it's the only hope actually they had to replace him with sort of oppose it because if zuma was going to take n.c. today to the election next year many people argue that the ainsley might have is in the last elections. seventeen people have been killed in the u.s. state of florida by a gunman on to with an assault rifle who opened fire at a high school it happened in pockets north of miami police say the suspect is an eighteen year old former student who had been expelled and gallagher has a pocket. reports of gunfire came as students at marjorie stoneman douglas high
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school were about to leave a code red alert was issued the school was locked down its peoples let out with the hands in the air. those still trapped inside could only hide as gunshots rang out if they fell down stairs and they were putting christian all the students also baseball fields but i've heard stories of people shooting that going to shoot the crowd so i read in the opposite direction and i got up campus actually before the police got here the rescue operation was made difficult by the sheer size of the school it's one of the largest in broward county with more than three thousand students but the scale of this latest tragedy soon became clear twelve victims were already in the building. and shoot two victims are outside just outside the building one on the street at the corner of pine island. and two people who lost their lives of the house police say nineteen year old nicholas cruz
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seen here being arrested by police is the suspected shooter had been expelled from the school and came back reportedly with an assault rifle and smoke grenades the scorch of school shooting after school shooting it only happens here not because of coincidence not because of bad luck but as a consequence of our inaction we are responsible for a level. of mass atrocity that happens in this country with zero parallel anywhere else president trump took to twitter offering his prayers and condolences saying no child or teacher should feel unsafe in a school at the staging area relieved parents are being reunited with their children but even as this community begins to mourn its dead one stock fact remains
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this year alone there have already been five separate deadly school shootings and few believe anything will change and gallacher al-jazeera parkland florida. the un's envoy for syria has warned that violence in the war torn country is the worse he's seen since taking the job four years ago seven the mr is briefing at the security council prompted morphing appointing between the u.s. and russia accusing each other of rocking passed a piece from the u.n. in new york here's our diplomatic editor james face the deteriorating military situation dominated a security council meeting that was both grim i've been now for years a special envoy this as violent and worrying and dangerous a moment as any that i've seen in my time he mentioned all the nations now fighting in syria the turkish operation around after three in the assad government's continued bombardment to an eastern ghouta civilians are being killed
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on a horrific scale of reports suggest more than one thousand civilians in the first week of february alone he went on to describe developments in recent days the u.s. attack on assad forces near dera zoar and israeli air strikes in syria including on iranian targets but both these operations were later defended by the u.s. ambassador to the united states will always reserve the right to act in self-defense. the assad regime has become a front for iran hezbollah and their allies to advance the irresponsible and dangerous agenda for the middle east outside the council chamber the french ambassador warned the situation in syria risks spiraling out of control all the ingredients are present if we do nothing about it urgently
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for a major. regional and international confrontation the un's latest modest peace effort based on the outcome of a conference in the russian city of sochi seems now to be in doubt mr de mistura wants to select members of a new committee to come up with a new constitution for syria but president assad's ambassador at the u.n. rejected that when i'm not emotionally coffin madama i discipline of this conference did not grant any authority for mr de mistura to set up this communist with the afterwards i asked him for further clarification don't get lost into the little details there was not me. what we've constantly seen is the syrian government not being prepared to fully engage with your plans isn't it now time yet again they seem to be not engaging if you to call them out on their obstruction i'm a diplomat and i'm up to thirty peter my job is not to call out
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a new one it's actually to make sure that we move forward in the hours before the security council briefing the first convoy was delivered this november. every bit of help is obviously welcomed by a starving community but diplomats pointed to a familiar and somewhat cynical pattern by the syrian government it's only when it's in the international spotlight with a meeting like this with a small amount of aid is finally delivered james out of the united nations the u.k.'s defense secretary says he doesn't want to british i saw fighters captured in syria to be sent back to the u.k. alexander cos he and. i wanted for involvement in the torture and execution of hostages including the american journalist james foley that previously had their british citizenship revoked. they turned their back on british and when they left brits and cause destruction and. commit their hateful crimes
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we believe that just as should be done locally and they're no longer part of prison the british people do not want to see them returned. at least thirty billion dollars have been pledged to help rebuild iraq after the defeat of eyesore there seventy six countries promised money at a summit in co way but mainly in the form of loans which will need to be paid back the money falls well short of what iraq's government says it needs and the un has warned unexploded bombs in the rocky city of mosul will continue to put the lives of people at risk for a decade many of the devices are buried under rubble they could pose a threat to more than a million people who want to return home the city was devastated after a nine month long campaign to retake it from i saw last year forty five thousand explosive hazards were removed across iraq last year. police in egypt have arrested a prominent opposition figure accused of contacts with the outlawed muslim
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brotherhood abdel moneim aboul fotouh was a presidential candidate in the twenty twelve elections he's a staunch critic of president abdel fatah sisi and call for a boycott of next month's presidential election a number of others who had planned to run against sisi have either been arrested or forced to withdraw including a former army chief only a little known politician is left in the race to challenge sisi. still ahead on al-jazeera zimbabwe an opposition leader morgan tsvangirai dies leaving behind it bitterly divided political movement he founded and colombia appeals for international help as more and more venezuelans try to cross the border in search of a better life. i
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once again well it's not very often i get the chance to say yet remains a rather disturbed across parts of the middle east a fair amount of class just spilling in making its way across the levant easing through iraq into iran and pushing over towards afghanistan so as we go on through thursday it's not too bad there for a good part of iran and afghanistan over to us to understand this becky stan rather more clout which was the western side of the region so syria lebanon jordan pushing into a good part of iraq some rather cloudy skies and that cloud will thicken up enough to produce some pretty heavy downpours as we go on through friday so baghdad for example could see some rain western parts of iraq all the way over towards to could see some damp weather elsewhere to the south of that it should stay dry that cloud will eventually make its way down across northern parts of saudi arabia pushing towards a state farm in troy here and we've lost the winds so we're not going to see too much celebrity dust a sad as we saw on the way to stay off the news somewhat weather
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a possibility though into northern parts of the red sea elsewhere which is stay dry and it stays largely dry to into the western cape cape down today with the right there is rain inside here wet weather further the real eastern cape and wet for zimbabwe. it was all upon which modern day venezuela was a stop. for over a century this lucrative resource has divided the rules less than those with the world's largest reserves. charting the impact of industrialization and the legacies of the prominent leaders we shed light on the troubles afflicting venezuela today the big picture the battle for venezuela at this time.
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our top stories on al-jazeera jacob zuma has resigned as south africa's president reluctant to heeding orders from his party the african national congress he'll go with immediate effect ending nine years in power by scandals also take over a south africa. police in the u.s. state of florida have arrested a man after at least seventeen people were shot and killed at a high score in pocket and north of miami officers have identified the suspect as nicholas cools an eighteen year old former student who was expelled and the u.n. special envoy to syria has warned that violence in the war torn country is the worst as he's seen sit and taking the job four years ago stefan de mistura said
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he's received reports of up to one thousand civilians being killed in one week. zimbabwe's political opposition has lost a towering figure with the death of morgan he founded the movement for democratic change and became a symbol of resistance against former president robert mugabe with whom he briefly shared power trying to or i was being treated for colon cancer in neighboring south africa looks back at his life. to his supporters more good richard was a man who challenge zimbabwe's long time leader robert mugabe at a time when few people day to do so but it was a long and sometimes painful journey in one thousand nine hundred nineteen good i'd been a trade union leader form the opposition party the movement for democratic change in the years that followed he organized protests to try and force mugabe out of office he was beaten while in police custody charged with treason jailed several times and labeled a traitor by mugabe supporters. in the two thousand and eight presidential election
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he won the most votes but not enough to win outright. before a second round took place his supporters were targeted in a campaign of violence the opposition leader put out of the presidential race in protest regional leaders and the international community intervened after months of negotiations i was sworn in as prime minister in two thousand and nine it was a temporary power sharing government but mugabe was still the president. be remembered fundamentally in the sense that he broke. into got this huge huge include those eight when we got before the first of this did last. the first president. in almost the majority overall of of religion in that is not been done since then to doing. so for dogs. four years later another election took place this time m.d.c.
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party lost by a huge margin his critics say that he had ignored the plight of the poor and got caught up in the trappings of wealth and power allegations of party infighting and corruption also tarnished his image some of his closest allies left accusing him of being a dictator. but in twenty seventeen the m.d.c. alliance was formed those who had less hunger returned for me a coalition to challenge and grab at the polls. they were occasional anti-government protests economy was on its knees there was a shortage of foreign currency and the government couldn't pay salaries on time and the military intervened in a van by twenty seventeen and put mugabe and house arrest and zimbabweans from all political parties marched together in solidarity saying mcgarvey must stick down eventually mcgarvey resigned and listen when i got there was sworn in as president . despite having cancer tank i supporters insisted he was
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a. candidates for the twenty eight thousand elections they were confident he could defeat at the polls but he never got that chance opposition supporters states that i will be remembered as a brave man a charismatic public speaker and a symbol of resistance. colombia is calling for international aid to help deal with the humanitarian crisis caused by venezuelans fleeing across the border then as well as economic crisis has meant its citizens are facing triple digit inflation and food and medicine shortages at home. reports from qatar. colombia's new border controls are making it more difficult for bennett to flee misery in their country in trying to make a living here pretty difficult for mike to talk to the controls are stricter now it's not easy to pass things through to sell and if you make it through policeman stop you in town and take everything. almost six hundred thousand venezuelans are currently in colombia doubled in number six months ago many were left living on the
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streets doing informal jobs so colombia announced they would stop issuing the border crossing cards to let them come in both really through this porous border former chef that has been selling juice on the streets you know my you. are so confused by the new rules he discovered this border card was valid for another year he thinks the new measures are on the stand of all and this is how do you i think it's necessary because we need to be sincere not everyone that crosses was doing honest work in colombia is living as a hand we are going through a very hard period in venezuela colombia is not rich and can't take us all the needs to stop the criminals the colombian police also added this france is in the middle of the bridge to better control coming and going the over fifty thousand people cross into colombia on a daily basis. in addition the government has sent three thousand more soldiers and police to jointly patrol border areas local out there it is in the border town of
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kuta so the migration is thinking and i'm bearable toll on the serious social services. sometimes i hear we're closing the door to venezuelans but that's not true we've been shoot a million and a half cross border guards and now we'll offer special residency to hundreds of thousands of people all we're asking is to do things orderly and legally and frankly this is colombia we can't absorb and give work to millions of people we're just starting to better the conditions for our own citizens despite the restrictions last week president commonwealth center said colombians also need to be generous to venezuelans who in the past receive more than a million colombians how to best do that well also bringing some order to dismounting influx will remain a significant challenge alison and. an explosion has killed four people at carnival celebrations in bolivia the bomb went off in the city of the
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capital of present evil moralities home province police say it appears to be a homemade device but haven't said who might be responsible eight people were killed in another explosion on saturday night just two blocks from this latest blast. two planes full of filipino workers have arrived in manila from kuwait after president rodrigo to turn ordered their evacuation to take gave the order after the discovery of a dead filipino migrant worker in a freezer coate condemned the evacuation suggesting it could damage ties between the two countries. allies of israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu have been offering their support after police recommended he be indicted on corruption charges that's now is accused of accepting nearly three hundred thousand dollars in gifts and is suspected of backroom deals with the publisher of an israeli newspaper in return for favorable coverage he denies the allegations and backers say they'll stand by him pending a decision on the indictment from the attorney general meanwhile israel has
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detained more than thirty palestinians in raids across the occupied west bank any slim palestinian official say it's escalating a policy of aggression harry fossett has more from occupied east jerusalem. or in east jerusalem hillside the palestinian neighborhood of the so we are has become a regular flashpoint of confrontation with israeli forces this afternoon it's quiet children make their way home from school but the day started differently in the early hours eleven palestinians five of the miners were taken from their homes by israeli forces accused of taking part in confrontations and stone throwing nine hundred one has lived his whole life here before and after israel occupied east jerusalem in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven he says israeli forces provoke such clashes. here man. thought for a long. word soon spread that another israeli patrol is on the way
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the street clears as they approach off camera comes the sound of a rock hitting a parked car and the israeli forces take up positions along each side of the road we've just been here in the village for a few minutes talking to a couple people they say that arrests happen very frequently and just as we were here suddenly there's really no border police have arrived and looks like they're here to carry out some kind of operation. but almost as soon as they came still training their guns along the streets they leave any objective hard to discern we're seeing ongoing disturbances by local residents unfortunately including miners that are throwing rocks and stones and attacking police offices our units have to respond our units have to make arrests and our units have to find the suspects for the families of those detained the nighttime raids are followed by a day in the courthouse corridors it's the fifth time wafa is university student son has been arrested when the boys every time they have
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a different chargeable every time they say in secret file you know nothing about it and he's been very next day he's been i had molotov cocktails and now we'll have the laugh of monday which is son is fifteen years old along with the others who will be detained until friday only and this is the magic bullet they stand in front of their faces and blew the lid school to probe after being properly have to defend well it's palestinian officials say more than a thousand arrests have been made in occupied east jerusalem since the announcement in december by donald trump recognizing the city as israel's capital and the protests that followed a policy palestinians call collective punishment are a force that al-jazeera occupied east jerusalem. shia muslim protesters in bahrain have fought with police one marking the seventh anniversary of a failed uprising security forces fire tear gas in a number of villages while reinforcements were deployed to stop protesters blocking main roads the country has a shia majority but the ruling more sunni since the demonstrations first broke out
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hundreds of people have been stripped of their citizenship. police in iran have arrested dozens of unlicensed money traders as concern grows about the falling value of the brain in reality the president is under pressure to stop the currency slide against the dollar which business people say is doing serious harm to the economy he has a report from tehran every morning iranians wake up to find the money you look pockets is worth less than when they went to bed that's because the iranian ryall has been on a downward spiral for years. iranian see the u.s. exchange rate as an indicator of the country's economic climate for many small businesses the forecast is not good. the price of a dollar directly impacts our business it's been thirty percent more expensive for the past two months so everything we buy cost is thirty percent more. for only telephony higher costs equal higher prices that means fewer customers for his
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handbag business she became. quite. clear even about previous presidents is that they could do nothing with suffering from bankruptcy economic enterprises up banks bankrupted we cannot do anything and see the exchange rate will go up even more. iranian leaders say the problem is temporary but people remain unconvinced president hassan rouhani said ministration is under pressure to be seen doing something about the falling value of the iranian riyadh on wednesday police arrested dozens of black market currency traders in downtown tehran. these men make up an informal currency trading floor that operates on to her own streets normally the police ignore them but recent rate hikes prompted this crackdown on irregular money trade while the power move like this may be a good way to respond to public criticism experts say it isn't enough to stabilize the value of iran's money. as an economist and says the most recent volatility is
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down to one person u.s. president donald trump. and i'm predictable event happened that was shocking even for america when the trumpet ministration took office all the equations changed trumps threat to pull out of the nuclear deal and oppose new sanctions on iran has put off. especially in the united states the world's biggest economy. if we assume that there are no sanctions and iran enjoyed normal relations with other countries and banks could operate normally the government could easily stabilize the foreign exchange market while trump won't be president forever iranians are losing patience with their own president and the ever declining value of their own currency. the head of northern ireland's largest pro british unionist party says is no prospect of restoring devolved government in belfast democratic unionist party leader on and foster wants london to take
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financial control the region which is part of the united kingdom has had no devolved governmental more than a year the irish republican party seen fame pulled out of power sharing with the because of a financial scandal talks have since foundered over sheen feigns demands for the law to give official status to the irish language international aid has begun arriving in parts of tonga that were hit by psycho on monday military aircraft from australia and new zealand have flown in emergency supplies to the pacific nation a cycle in which has caused widespread structural damage is one of the most powerful storms ever to hit. the headlines on al-jazeera jacob zuma has resigned as south africa's president reluctant to heating orders from his party the african national congress he'll go with immediate effect ending almost nine years in power frequently mocked by
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scandal the ruling a.n.c. told him to quit all face moves in quantum into force him out serial ramaphosa will take over south africa's leader at least seventeen people have been killed in the u.s. after a gunman opened fire at a high school in florida it happened in park lane which is north of miami a suspect has been arrested is believed to be a former student who was expelled. nicholas i s'posed remember i. was that you're. close to the we've already begin to begin to dissect these websites that social media that he was on and some of the things that come to mind . the u.n. special envoy to syria has warned that violence in the water own country is among the worst the seeds since taking the job four years ago said fonda mr a said he has received reports of up to one thousand civilians being killed in one week recently at least thirty billion dollars have been placed to help rebuild iraq after the
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defeat of eisold there seventy six countries promise money at a summit in coate but mainly in the form of loans which will need to be paid back. the un has warned unexploded bombs in the rocky city of mosul will continue to put the lies of people at risk for a decade many of the devices are buried under the rubble that could pose a threat to a million or more civilians who want to return home the city was left devastated after a nine month long campaign to retake it from i saw last year zimbabwe's political opposition has lost a towering figure with the death of morgan china the founder of the movement for democratic change was being treated for colon cancer in neighboring south africa he was sixty five years old and allies of israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu have been offering their support police recommended he be indicted on corruption charges that's now is accused of accepting nearly three hundred thousand dollars in gifts and is suspected of backroom deals with the publisher of an israeli newspaper
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in return for favorable coverage he denies the allegations you're upset with headlines on al-jazeera coming up next year it's witness to say this. in india five million children have genius level i.q. but most live in poverty and go undiscovered one when he's meets two child geniuses fighting for their chance to shine at this time on al-jazeera.

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