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it was always so with you how famous she was going to make your thoughts how you presented hello morning without. northwest representatives kind of. teacher who. should you were a member of the special about and you said you know. this is a cover. all in the city. investigation. of silence this time. must come first in everything. south africa's new president cyril ramaphosa promises to fight corruption just hours after his predecessor steps aside under a cloud of bribery claims. hello
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i'm maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up a saudi owned news channel are o.b.o. which was accused of running fake quotes from the emir of qatar is to stop broadcasting in the u.k. and europe. police in the u.s. charge a nineteen year old former student with seventeen counts of premeditated murder after yet another school shooting. the theo p.s. prime minister submitted his resignation following months of anti-government protests. south africa has a new leader cyril ramaphosa has officially been sworn in as the country's new president the ceremony wrapped up in the last hour in cape town from a post succeeds jacob zuma who often months of pressure from within his own party
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finally resigned on wednesday governing a.n.c. party demanded he stepped aside over corruption allegations. oh president spoke in the parliament after he was elected as leader he pledged to work with the opposition for the good of the country will seek to work with all political parties. and will started off was started off with wanting to have a meeting with the leaders of all political parties so that we can try and find a way of working together and i am heartened by some of the sentiments expressed here about working together which i will want to touch on. and i will do all this as a servant of our people because i do believe that when one is elected in this type
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of position you basically become a servant of the people of south africa and all seek to execute that task with humility faithfulness and with dignity as well. all around a post that will face a range of challenges including with juicing unemployment and building up an economy ultimately his performance will be judged by voters in election set for next year alexia bryan has no. president of the republic of south africa. before becoming the new leader of south africa several ram opposer was seen as the chief negotiator in the final days of jacob zuma as presidency he was elected president of the governing african national congress in december by a slim margin i'll have to work to unite his divided party you also have to repair
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the political and economic damage suffered under zuma and improve the party's image after years of allegations of corruption. is a different kind of president to anything we've had before this is a modernist this is somebody he's a negotiator he's a recon ciliated as well but here's a man of a very clear determined purpose he is stuck with jacob zuma for how many years sitting by as zuma embarrassed the country embarrassed himself and that's. going along with what had happened in south africa has given the impression that. i don't think he is. but rahm opposer remains tainted by criticism over his involvement in america on a killings in which police shot and killed thirty four striking miners six years ago. as a board member of one of the largest mining companies in south africa at the time
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from a poser was accused of being behind the government's decision to break the strike he later apologized saying he had stepped in to prevent further deaths. as a politician turned businessman rahm opposer enjoys the confidence of the financial sector. unemployment rose the currency an investor confidence weakened and the country's credit rating went down south africa's new leader has said he plans to create jobs and this is an economic growth target of three percent for this year that's more than double the rate predicted by the international monetary fund during the last election support for the a.n.c. fell to sixty two percent many hope the party of nelson mandela will be able to reverse this trend under the leadership of ram opposer elixir brian al jazeera. now a saudi owned television news station has pulled out of the united kingdom t.v. regulator ofcom in a row of a fake news about cattle or it means that it will not be allowed to broadcast
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anywhere in the u.k. and europe it comes after a country complained to off call over coverage of fake quotes attributed to the emir of qatar last may but are a bit and sky news arabia analyzed and condemned a speech published online which later turned out to have been faked by hackers shortly afterwards the g.c.c. began its blockade of cattle. a gun and you carried out a school shooting in florida has been charged by police with seventeen counts of premeditated murder nineteen year old nicholas cruz was a former pupil of the marjorie stoneman douglas high school in parkland is believed to have acted alone when he went into the school armed with a rifle and opened fire on students and teachers and gallagher is covering this for us from parkland florida. what is becoming increasingly clear is that the warning
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signs with nicholas cruz have been reported by one you tube user when he left a comment saying i'm going to become a professional school shooter that was investigated by the f.b.i. but there were other warning signs who two teachers at the school where he'd been expelled from had emailed the authorities and talked about how they were terrified of this young man he wasn't even allowed to bring a backpack to school and yet somehow he was allowed to buy an ar fifteen assault style rifle the nineteen year old has now been charged with seventeen counts of premeditated murder he will appear in court in the next few hours and once again the issue of gun control has come to the fore we heard the governor of florida talking about sitting down with legislators in this state to talk about not letting people with mental health problems get hold of guns but the real issue here is bans on things like assault rifles things that have happened in the past that most republican simply won't talk about the second amendment in this country the right to bear arms is something republicans and the national rifle association defend to
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the absolute hilt it's unlikely anything will change but that conversation is once again under way in the united states as this community begins to mourn seventeen of its dead we now know that two of those seventeen were teachers we're hearing stories about how one teacher in particular used himself as a human shield to protect his students so as i said nicholas cruz will appear in court later this afternoon but this is a community now in deep mourning with many people angry many people asking for action and ultimately change we can cross out here can really help it is at the white house and in the past hour we were hearing from president on all trying how would you describe this administration's approach to yet another shooting in the country. well certainly the president has been criticized for not coming out immediately following news of the shooting and speaking to americans that something
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that he had stead chose to wait almost a day later to do speaking as you point out in the last hour of the toll was certainly notable because in contrast to the previous administration and perhaps the sandy hook school shooting where twenty school children were killed back in twenty twelve there is in fact a different type of response coming from donald trump in contrast to barack obama's in fact not pointing out the need for stricter gun control or stricter gun laws to regulate the possession of a firearm the united states but instead drawing a parallel between mental health mental illness and criminality and this being the focus of this administration in terms of stopping gun violence we are committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure our schools and tackle the difficult issue of mental health later this month i will be meeting with the
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nation's governors and attorney generals we're making our schools and our children safer will be our top priority. so we have a president from talking about the need to make schools and children safe and he's going to be having meetings with the attorney general and so forth but of course we see that these things keep happening so what steps pacifically does he plan to take . well in the short term we know that the president is set to travel to florida to meet with some of the victims' families as he continues to sort of grow into his role as the consoler in chief this is an expectation americans have of their president but in terms of legislative type action which is always the discussion immediately following a tragedy such as this in the united states andy's sort of assessment in his previous report certainly is an accurate one for someone like myself who's been
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covering u.s. politics for two decades they're very much is a reticence among conservatives in the united states to regulate in any way the right to bear arms if you think about how this is spread across the political spectrum typically when there is a democratic president in the white house you see gun sales soar and we certainly saw that under barack obama there are now as many guns in the united states as there are people and certainly this is something that. many in the united states want to protect and so there is unlikely with a republican controlled congress and a republican in the white house for there to be any sort of effort legislatively to restrict gun sales to restrict the possession of firearms instead what you see is this approach that was not only touched on by the president donald trump but also the attorney general jeff sessions that there will be now these steps being taken meeting with local law enforcement and state officials in not just florida but
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around the united states to figure out what more can be done to try and identify those that may be at risk of causing harm such as we've seen of this magnitude in florida thank you very much kimberly alcott at the white house for us and watching al-jazeera still ahead. this. morning morgan chang or i support his remember zimbabwe's opposition leader and his legacy and look to the future. and in china they are welcoming in. new year we were here why year of the dog may not be a good one for us president donald trump. welcome back as we take a look at weather conditions across the levant and western parts of asia it's all looking rather unsettled at the moment when there of cloud bringing snow clearing
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away another area close some outbreaks of rain across parts of iraq in particular so baghdad will see some showers and then we've got low pressure moving in from the west into the levant region so certainly for syria and lebanon it could turn very wet indeed some snow a high elevation some strong wind rather unpleasant weather conditions are looking quite stormy house to be said further towards the south quite a bit of cloud and we can pick up on the clouds move across the arabian peninsula so northern areas seeing the clouds during the course of friday the cloud further south during the course of our weekend but with the flow coming out from the south sort of at low levels temperatures are way above average and david could be looking at twenty eight degrees as a maximum here in doha so it should be a fine weekend over could be again a little bit of lifted dust or sun coming up from the size of visibility probably not too good should be fine on the other side of the potential with highs of thirty three expected in mecca down into southern portions of africa we have seen some heavy rain affecting parts of south africa we've also seen some shall write to
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vittie across a mozambique as we look at the forecast because though for parts of zimbabwe it could be quite wet highs of twenty five in harare. in the world.
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welcome back with al jazeera a look at the stories making headlines now. has been sworn in as south africa's president and day often baffled leader jacob zuma resigned is promising to fight corruption and to revitalize the economy. saudi owned t.v. news station are a beer is pulled out of the united kingdom t.v. regulator in a raul over a fake news about kaesong. and us president donald trump has promised to improve school safety off to a nineteen year old man was accused of shooting dead at least seventeen people at a florida high school on wednesday. oh in one of our other top stories and byways main opposition party has named nelson chamisa acting president of the party in place as long time opposition leader morgan tsvangirai who died in south africa on wednesday which was more from harare.
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many opposition supporters are broken hearted. they say they are struggling to accept the man who led them for nearly twenty years morgan tsvangirai is did. i was definitely short. notice. so we had. a chance to decide the m.d.c. is national council has appointed nelson chamisa as acting president for twelve months which is likely means he will be the party's presidential candidate when elections take place later this year chamisa is forty years old and popular with the youth we are just four months away from an election and we have lost a commander but i can tell you is that we do not have a crisis. all of the generals on the field of those who are going to believe tennis
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to make sure that will win the battle in the war against the incumbent in all in this election. was but two senior party officials took was unequivocally an alias missouri did not attend thursday's party meeting the is speculation they may split the biggest opposition party because they don't want to be their boss. they're out there giving the odd ads to follow leaders in the opposition have to carefully managed the transition if they want to keep the party united. he was the face of zimbabwe's opposition to longstanding leader robert mugabe for decades thank you i live long enough to see his rival resign. and now said bob is facing its first election in nearly two decades without either.
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if your peers prime minister haile mariam does a land has suddenly resigned after months of anti-government protests haile mariam says he's tried to solve the crisis and is resigning to be part of the solution hundreds of people have died in the unrest which began as opposition to an urban development plan but then morphed into protests about political restrictions land grabbing and human rights violations haile mariam says he will stay on as caretaker prime minister until the ruling party names a new leader. is an exiled ethiopian journalist who's now the c.e.o. of ethiopia satellite t.v. and radio i spoke earlier from washington. what do you make of the timing of haile nym's resignation the timing of highly madame's resignation was long overdue because. the prime minister the leader of the country no he has lost control much of the country is in turmoil. in the regions been
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undergoing. a significant change because of unrest is in the process as people have been demanding for their rights they feel that the economy can be and politically marginalized as a result. many many people have lost their lives many have been jailed thousands of people are still in jail even if they're releasing political prisoners at this time so. long you know lost control over deliveries of power is there any reason to think that his successor will do any better in tackling the challenges you described. that is a crisis you know the current regime is composed of a coalition between four ethnic parties the people's liberation front which is the minority group has long been in control for the last twenty six years. is widely believed to be a stooge for the people of but this time it is very unlikely to be able to put
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a puppet in power in opposition without power doesn't work anymore because people are demanding for change the next leader should be able to be a transformative leader that can take the country out of the crisis is it unrealistic to think that much hope for reforms will materialize could the violence just continue. it will definitely be not easy because there are people in the government who are trying to resist power but a wind of change blowing across ethiopia and it's very difficult for them to contain that so as a result even if it will be a bumpy road there will be change in ethiopia the government has to be able to embrace the demand for change by the people you know the people have been demanding to to have an all inclusive system economic and political system and that should
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come into fruition for the last two years like i pointed out you know especially in how. people are opting out was that of protesting photo rights that are demanding fora economy can political equality. will be very difficult for the government to survive without bringing about the kind of change that people are craving for. the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson has warned that lebanon security is being threatened by hezbollah's influence in regional conflicts the lebanese based organization is active across the border in syria so as unmet lebanese president michel aoun and the prime minister saad hariri on the fourth leg of the tour of the middle east he says hezbollah is involved in developments in syria iraq and yemen it is unacceptable for a militia like yours below to operate outside the authority of the lebanese government the only legitimate defender of the lebanese state is the leverage of
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armed forces as well as not just a concern for the united states the people of lebanon should also be concerned about how his will is actually used it is growing or she will bring on lorded and unhelpful scrutiny on on level. well tell us and is now in turkey for the fifth and final leg of his high speed toward the middle east is meeting with the takesh president is expected to be one of the most challenging of his trip with u.s. turkey relations at a low at events in syria jordan explains. there's a saying you dance with the ones who brought you in mandate syria the u.s. military is supporting the syrian defense forces local fighters who helped liberate the city for meusel. just one problem the s.d.f. is led by curved whom turkey considers a mortal enemy. once again is demanding washington abandon the
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s.d.f. and pull its own forces out of syria he can you. are that you can why are you standing around go ahead and leave who did you bring there b g b g u k k you take them there and you are still telling us not to come the moment we will come to my marriage to deliver the land to its true owners. the u.s. response not happening we need to stay here until the that political environment is stable and our security here our presence here provides that level stabilization and bring security mom bridge will be at the top of the agenda when u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson meets with turkish officials and it's just the latest in a number of issues that have driven and washington apart going back to the start of the syrian civil war in two thousand and eleven turkey became increasingly
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frustrated that the united states wasn't helping it achieve its goal of bringing down assad in the united states became increasingly frustrated by turkey support for radical groups what's more the u.s. is still refusing to extradite the cleric that. accused of plotting the failed two thousand and sixteen coup against ertl. on all this has the turkish president jockeying for closer ties with russia and attacking the u.s. as a pro enemy everywhere he goes the anti american message is resonating a recent poll found that seventy nine percent of turks hold an unfavorable view of the u.s. government just eighteen percent have a favorable view even people to people ties are affected sixty seven percent of turks have an unfavorable view of americans u.s. officials say tillerson knows he will be having difficult conversations when he and turkish leaders sit down but they insist he won't be giving the turks what they
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really want an end to the u.s. presence and. and support for the fighters who retold at all rosalynn jordan al-jazeera washington. retired archbishop and nobel laureate desmond tutu has quit his role as ambassador for oxfam after the charity was hit by sexual misconduct allegations several stuff was sacked after they were accused of using prostitutes while working in haiti after the two thousand and ten earthquake the archbishop's office says he is deeply disappointed by the allegations of immorality and possible criminality has revealed that one of the site workers was later rehired by the charity in ethiopia. a british soccer coach has now been convicted of forty three counts of sexual abuse and had pleaded guilty to a novice seven and al-jazeera investigation has revealed new information about one of his most high profile player is gary speed committed suicide in two thousand and
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eleven is family denying he was abused and say they still don't know why he killed himself but says deborah davies reports some of gary speed's oid teammates believe they know part of the answer as a highly successful premiership player a wales international and then manager gary speed's death stone to the footballing world. in his youth he played in various teams linked to barry been l. he was first convicted of abusing boys twenty years ago after gary speed died there was speculation he'd been one of been ells victims in a tape obtained exclusively by al-jazeera but mel denies that he. ever. result in an easy problem. but boys who played alongside gary speed and wear them selves abused believe differently i saw gary coleman go in various life he was on such a difference he was one shoulder gay if he was one that was going on different
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holidays and different tours sets him apart emerging with fire with all the young people if you ask me i would say that jerry will have suffered abuse at the hands of barry we've also spoken to more than one witness with even more direct knowledge because it's so sensitive an actor is reading one man's words on a few occasions got he was in the same bad battery would abuse one of course then turn over and then abuse ilda you are absolutely certain that gary speed was abused by the now one hundred percent well mind on point nine percent because you literally both in the bed at the same time. you don't actually witness sidewise but basically the same process is happening to the other person in the trial has just ended gary speed was named as one of four players coached by been l. have died our investigation has revealed one of them mark hazel dein was a former teammate of gary speed he also committed suicide two other players died
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off to troubled lives from problems with drink and drugs but now is due to be sentenced on multiple counts of sexual abuse later this month deborah davis al-jazeera london. and you can see deborah davis's full report football's wall of silence right here on al-jazeera at twenty hundred g.m.t. today on friday at twelve hundred g.m.t. or on saturday at zero one hundred and then again at twenty hundred g.m.t. . millions of chinese people around the world are celebrating the lunar new year and millions of people in china are traveling home for the holiday of china correspondent adrian brown reports from beijing on the significance of the year of the dog to china and for the u.s. president donald trump. it stop time of year when china becomes a nation in motion few places busier than beijing's railway station during the last
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lunar new year holiday around four hundred million travel by train that's more than the population of the united states some are migrant workers unsure if they'll return a campaign of demolitions has made life here impossible for them my child is in school here we lived in beijing for many years but now they're trying to kick us out of cause of the bout that much of the world's second largest economy is coming to a halt throughout the country people are on the move in what is the walls largest annual human migration people heading home for celebrations that will last for two weeks as the chinese are sure in the year of the dog fortuneteller one whole wad sees more bad than good for anyone who shares the same zodiac sign and that includes president donald trump. are you by me and if i can spread and trial was born dawkin
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we chinese people call it year about latinos and i believe it will be a very bad year for him including his health and decision making. trump has boxed a lot of china in return a bit of marketing mockery a giant statue that supposed to bear a likeness to the president sits outside a shopping mall in northeast china it certainly gets plenty of attention sporting golden hair a stern expression and an index finger pointing straight up do you think it looks like a dog. really there and they've just been here oh yeah the hairspray was like yeah but is it all fake news at least one passer by seems to think so adrian brown al-jazeera beijing.
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they took a top stories for you now cyril ramaphosa has been sworn in as south africa's new president succeeds jacob zuma who after months of pressure within his own party finally resigned on wednesday says will focus on reducing our corruption and revitalizing the economy the issues that you have raised issues that have to do with corruption issues of how we can straighten out our state owned enterprises and how we do with state kept is issues that are on our radar screen. the saudi owned television news station has surrendered its broadcast license with the u.k. t.v. communications regulator ofcom in a round of a fake news about cattle it means that it will not be allowed to broadcast anywhere in the u.k. and europe it comes after a country complained to off calm over coverage of fake quotes attributed to the emir of qatar last may both be and sky news arabia analyzed and condemned
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a speech published online which later turned out to have been faked by hackers shortly afterwards the g.c.c. began its blockade of castle the ethiopian prime minister haile mariam desolate and has resigned after the worst anti-government protests in twenty five years. says he'll stay in his role until the transition of power is complete but he hopes his resignation will allow planned reforms to succeed in creating a lasting peace. u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson is one that lebanon security is being threatened by hezbollah's influence in regional conflicts to listen has been meeting lebanese president michel aoun and the prime minister saad hariri on the fourth leg of the middle east tour and members of zimbabwe's opposition movement for democratic change have been mourning the death of their leader morgan tsvangirai. party members gathered outside the m.d.c. headquarters in harare founded the m.d.c. in one thousand nine hundred nine and became
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a powerful symbol of resistance against former president robert mugabe more on all those stories coming up in the news hour in about twenty five minutes time do join me then off to inside story which starts now. the brutal facts of fall a boy is rescued a baby there is she's pulled out of rubble both of them in syria but it's a scene replicated in many parts of the world we all see why a more children than ever being killed or injured in wall can be done about it this is inside story.

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