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a message to the tyrants of. israel's resolve these ready prime minister's warning to iran as he addresses a major security conference in munich. held for two palestinians shot dead by israeli forces near the gaza border. a passenger plane disappears from radar after leaving the iranian capital sixty people are feared dead. and sport. is ongoing and a limpid hattrick the skiing has won his second gold of these games and still has one more medal chance. of the tense exchange at a major security conference in munich on sunday when israel's prime minister once again took a mature wrong which he described as the biggest threat to middle east security
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holding up a component of what he said was an iranian drone and human and netanyahu warned tehran not to test israel's result of iran responded by accusing israel of being the main aggressor in the region they've a traitor has a story for munich. he's ready prime minister benjamin netanyahu went straight into attack mode against iran as he took to the podium and beauty issuing a direct threat to iran israel iran. to put a noose of terror around. we will act without hesitation to defend ourselves. and we will act if necessary not just against iran's proxies that are attacking us but against iran itself he followed up with a dramatic flourish that caught all the delegates by surprise brandishing a piece of wreckage from an iranian drone shot down an israel airspace last week.
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and he had this message for iran's foreign minister mohammad javert i bought it here so you can see it for yourself mr zarif do you recognize this. you should be george. you can take back with you a message to the tyrants of her own do not israel's resolve the man who netanyahu called an eloquent liar iran's foreign minister refused to rise to the israeli bait he preferred instead to outline a new plan to dampen down rising tensions in the region i prevent more conflict in the middle east. iran believes that our security in the persian gulf requires a french regional security architecture we believe in and how proposed creating what we call a strong region rather than
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a strong man in the region. out of question and answer session those are if expressed his frustration that israeli attempts to undermine the deal iran struck with world powers to stop its nuclear arms program can be achieved in spite of him being implemented in spite of him and the world being maintained that the agreement in spite of his delusional attempts. the foreign minister of saudi arabia was equally uncompromising about its main power rival in the region we cannot afford to put up with the when the revolution penetrance of course the reason iran was sanctioned for terrorism is because it supports terrorism. adel argued bear said the pressure on iran would continue until there was fundamental change the push against them will continue until iran change its behavior david chaytor al-jazeera be unique israeli prime minister also told his
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polish counterpart that his remarks on the holocaust were unacceptable and unfounded when questioned by a journalist at munich security conference from mr moore of iraqi said that there were jewish as well as polish perpetrators of the holocaust relations between israel and poland are already tense poland senate passed a controversial law last month making it illegal to assign responsibility to the polish state for crimes committed by the german third reich. the funerals have been held for two palestinian teenagers shot dead by israeli forces in gaza the deaths have added to tension on the gaza israeli border following an explosion that injured four israeli soldiers on saturday israel blames ham us for the attack and carried out a series of ground and air strikes on eighteen hamas targets in southern gaza harri forces reports. a funeral for two teenagers killed by israeli fire near the gaza
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border on saturday night. salim abdulla who both seventeen. israel says it fired warning shots towards a group acting suspiciously near the border fence witnesses talked of tank fire being used no palestinian armed group has claimed the boys as members they were laid to rest side by side sometimes father says his son was one of dozens who tried to escape the strip in recent years to look for undocumented work inside israel. or youngsters in daraa live in tough conditions not just my son everyone suffers here and they get tired all the hardships. or the dust being marked here in rougher today as a result of just one israeli operation what israel itself is calling a large scale attack on hamas targets here in gaza it's the largest such attack that we've seen since the twenty fourteen war and israel did strike it says eighteen separate hamas linked targets from the air on saturday night.
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the israeli military says it targeted a tunnel being dug towards israel weapons making sites and military compounds one rocket was fired from gaza into israel striking a civilian house but injuring no one this latest round of violence the most serious in years began on saturday with the wounding of four israeli soldiers two seriously in an explosion near the border fence israel says it advice was planted during this protest a day before reportedly hidden behind a flag which the israeli troops went to investigate. israel's defense minister avigdor lieberman has vowed to eliminate the attackers adding israel views hamas as responsible for everything that happens in gaza hamas says it's israel that bears responsibility for the escalation. and other fighting groups will not allow the israelis to impose new rules on the ground we will keep practicing our rights to defend our people from israeli aggression two things have seen the situation grow more fragile in recent months the reaction to donald trump's declaration calling
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jerusalem israel's capital and the continued deterioration the humanitarian situation which israel's army chief has reportedly warned could lead to further conflict for now the worst of the violence appears over but the conditions that created it remain in place well aware that more could follow are a force that al-jazeera gaza the iranian supreme leader ayatollah ali how many has ordered an investigation after a plane crashed killing all sixty five people on board the aircraft disappeared from radar to leaving the capital tehran yes a man airlines flight which was carrying fifty nine passengers including one child and six crew members was traveling to us soon in the southwest state t.v. says that fog has made it difficult for rescue helicopters to reach the crash site . in the mountains were relatives of those on board and gathering it to port waiting for news of their loved ones. so i kept calling all morning but they
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wouldn't answer so i called my brother and he said they'll get he the plane isn't behind schedule yet i told him it's writing he he said don't worry but he called lighter and said the plane had crashed. while the cause of the crash isn't confirmed international sanctions have hampered iran's ability to maintain a modern fleet and accidents have occurred regularly in recent years thirty nine people were killed in twenty fourteen after a separate passenger plane crashed after takeoff from tehran seventy seven people were killed when an iran air plan a plane crashed in bad weather in twenty eleven analysts say iran has relied on smuggled or improvised parts to keep fleets operational before sanctions were lifted iran hadn't directly bought a western built plane in nearly forty years iran ordered more than two hundred planes after sanctions were lifted in return for curbs on its nuclear activities the first delivery of an airbus a three twenty one arrived in tehran in january last year. joining us this year to discuss the impact of sanctions on iran's
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aviation history is travel journalist simon calder thank you very much for coming in so there's a little bit of an element there of the background to these sanctions but what does more about why they've affected it the aviation industry so much in particular well of course are for thoughts were with the family and the friends of the victims of this terrible crash of we do not know whether in any sense the sanctions have had any impact on the terrible loss today however there is a direct connection between the sanctions which from the u.s. point of view would be going on since nine hundred seventy nine in the arabian revolution and much more recently of course other western countries have joined in because of the very specific rules on aircraft components and entire aircraft and so therefore you have fleets of aircraft in iran as a man airlines flies it's the only airline in the world that still flies commercially the boeing seven two seven try jet this is an aircraft which hasn't
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even been made for over thirty four years and so you've got effectively a block on components of. a new aircraft which is simply left iranian aviation pretty much as it was well let's say round about nine hundred eighty and that very sadly has had some effect on safety standards and as you mention it is it because some people say well you know in itself the age of neck up isn't necessarily an issue it's more that if you're then trying to maintain it you can't maintain it properly yes i for example right now those british airways jumbo jet twenty six years old on its way flying from heathrow to delhi and that's absolutely standard it's probably been rebuilt several times during its lifetime so nothing specifically wrong with older aircraft but you need to be able to maintain them and you've got the situation where very good engineers in iran are having to cannibalize the aircraft which have been. grounded in order to get parts and as you
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say there's talk that some parts of smuggled or improvised none of which is very good for aviation in the twenty first century when globally aviation has never been safer and in terms of what the what they can do about it now and that they have ordered a whole bunch of new planes how quickly is other feats going to be replaced because it was it there's now the talk that the u.s. wants to stop any kind of deal going ahead to what is it what's well point today at the moment if you go back to twenty fifteen when there was agreement about lifting the sanctions the very first big transaction was ordering effectively completely restocking of a vague iranian aviation this is a very large country with a very big population which needs an awful lot of aircraft and so you had airbus and boeing going in and as you say just about a year ago the first ever say three twenty one was replaced as a man airlines the airline involved and today's crunch tragedy has thirty brand new seven three seven max aircraft they simply cannot arrive soon enough in order to
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enhance the safety standards in a country which is desperately short of good aircraft has been one of the other things that's been mentioned is that the fact that the strain or the fine conditions in iran are quite often quite strenuous in the mountainous so that that's that's another element that can be a factor in these kind of crashes yes some of the aviators the pilots in iraq have extremely good reputation for coping with very difficult conditions mountains bad weather is we've we've seen today and of course we will find out in due course from the investigation what caused this particular accident but in a time when everything is being done to increase safety reduce risk the fact that one country is still flying aircraft which are so old and which are not properly maintained is a very serious cause for concern simon calder thank you very much indeed for your thoughts thank you. once more to come on the news hour including
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a church services held for a long time opposition leader morgan tsvangirai. plus ten years after independence kosovo is as divided as ever. i know showcase for the world's best basketball players has got political and he will be here with that story. to us now where wednesday's mass shooting at a school in florida continues to dominate the agenda the blame game extended to the role of the f.b.i. and whether the agency was fit for purpose on friday the f.b.i. admitted agents had failed to investigate a tip off about the nineteen year old gunman nicholas cruz who had bought the gun used in the shooting illegally that prompted u.s. president donald trump to tweet that the f.b.i. had spent too much time investigating allegations of collusion with russia during the twenty six thousand election campaign and on sunday the issue of russia
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collusion dominated the sunday talk show circuit the real issue right now is how do we have a president of the united states not saying what everybody knows to be true what's your interference to sixteen they're going to interfere in two thousand and eighteen and we have got to do everything we can to make sure that they do not on the by an american democracy so this is a huge deal and that we don't have a president speaking out on this issue is a horror show and we have got to bring democrats and republicans together despite the president to go forward to protect the integrity of american democracy. well it proves there's no clues into this point there's no collusion in terms of the facebook ads the other social media activity with director mueller made it very clear in the indictment that any participation by anybody whether it was in the trump campaign or the sanders campaign which they said was also being assisted by this effort by russia that all that was done unwittingly that no one participated
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in a knowing fashion. and joins us live from washington d.c. so what's the fallout from that chump's latest tweets on the. well the general reaction from democrats and indeed some republicans is that the president is lashing out against the latest revelations both from congress and in the text of the the substance of the indictments particularly the fact that the indictment say that the the information warfare waged allegedly by russian hackers was intended to have hillary clinton defeated and in favor of donald trump he is not related he has not addressed that specific allegation that assertion in the indictments instead he is turned the conversation around or at
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least attempted to by saying that the real collusion and of course he says there is no collusion on the part of the trump campaign the real collusion it was on the part of hillary clinton and the democrats doesn't quite explain exactly how that would would work and beyond that he he seems to be undercutting for example his national security adviser h.r. mcmaster who on saturday said that it was incontrovertibly that there had been russian interference in the election and that there is the danger of continuing interference in the in the in the upcoming elections the president tweeted today that he said what mcmaster forgot to mention and he didn't address that specific point what he forgot to mention was that there was proven no collusion by the trump campaign of course the indictments did not actually make any. any conclusion as to whether there was any so-called collusion and even what the definition of collusion
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might mean tom eichmann thank you very much indeed. meanwhile momentum is growing for more action on gun control following the florida school shooting next week students have been urged to walk out of school in a nationwide protest and there's increasing anger to perceived lack of political will if you think about that from coming from continuing to occur was something. that i was down and was you know every politician who is taking donations on the ad are a shame are you. trying to govern as the western director for keep guns off campus which campaigns for gun control legislation she joins me live now via skype from dallas texas thank you very much indeed for your time so it's been noticeable that after this particular school shooting there's been a very vocal outpouring from the some of the youngsters who've been directly affected by this shooting calling for greater gun control do you think that there
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is a a bit of a more momentum this time around than there has been in the past coming from the younger members of the public yes absolutely i've been barred in the movement since two thousand and eleven and this by far has been the most action that we've ever seen very refreshing to see well the young people getting involved and there are plans to organize a sort of walkout from schools how likely is that that that will be a big movement and and kind of well attended to think. well right now from what i can understand there are actually multiple movements that are being planned from the response so far i expect that all of them will be wired tended. it's hard to organize something so quickly which is why i think so many of them really scheduled but you know even if one hundred people show up it's a productive thing i mean in the past. i mean famously that they knew the u.s.
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tends to kind of brush off there's a correction in the immediate aftermath of a shooting and then the the calls for greater gun control get brushed off and eventually it sort of back to square one what do you think is different this time you know that's a really good question i think part of it has to do with the fact that the country right now is. you know it's pretty angry with with the administration and the way things are being run and i think that has a lot to do with fueling the younger generation they're definitely aware of what's going on and the fact that they found their voices as been remarkable and can you tell us you know and understand that you were the victim of campus gun violence can you tell us a bit about what happened and how that changed your art. sure it happened in one thousand nine hundred ninety just two months before the columbine shooting i was held at gun point in my dorm and i knew who the perpetrator was he had only been in the country for a couple of months and when they searched his room they found multiple weapons
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which also shows some loopholes in our laws the fact that he was able to pin in such a short amount of time permitting in the country. you know very there are a lot of years after that where i couldn't even talk about it but like i said i got involved in two thousand and eleven. and that's really helped me to be able to find my voice and to kind of heal from from the whole situation and so stays with me every day in fact the anniversary is next friday so you know or this coming friday the twenty third so it's definitely something that's still on my mind. but however i think you know i've been able to take that and make a positive effort in the long run so what can you tell us a bit about the measures that you organization has has helped term commitment in terms of gun control legislation sure our primary motivation of of our organization is to prohibit any law that would allow concealed weapons on college campuses however we do work with other organizations right now we have
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a petition going around that has two hundred thousand signatures to them sell weapons and high capacity magazines so we're working to kind of broaden our our efforts. to govern thank you very much indeed for sharing your thoughts and thank you very much for having me four people have been killed after a gunman opened fire at a church in the russian region of dagestan the shooting took place in the town of kislyak which is on the border with chechnya police say they have killed the perpetrator four other people injured in the attack but it's not yet clear what motivated the shooter that based on his one of russia's poorest and most unstable regions. syrian kurdish fighters and the damascus government have reached an agreement for the syrian army to enter the afridi region to help repel a turkish offensive turkey launched operation olive branch last month to clear a friend of kurdish y p g fighters they regard as terrorists linked to the p.k. k.
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a senior kurdish official told the reuters news agency the syrian government troops will deploy to some border positions within two days. church services have been held for morgan tsvangirai a former opposition leader in zimbabwe who died earlier this week after a long battle with cancer now there are concerns that infighting within his party the government's main opposition could cause a split just a few months before elections are in which has more from harare. zimbabwe's president in a similar pays his respects to morgan tsvangirai family for years the main opposition leader was assaulted and arrested by police for demanding free and fair elections the ruling zanu p.f. party then led by robert mugabe charged him with treason and called him a puppet of the west the new president says it's time to end old rivalries it is fruitless. search. for man and woman as the elections in them are feeling all foreign partners in this scandal. here because
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i have to read the sadness in the sky and. leave this. clear view of reactions this year. when the election is held many believe the opposition must appear united it is to have any chance of winning the m.d.c. tea party has any leader nelson chamisa he will be president for twelve. other simiar party members. as they say they will make a big announcement after saying it as. they speculation the opposition could split if some key officials decide to walk away others hope that doesn't happen i must admit. i think our leadership. our leadership and focus.
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is. good i died in south africa on wednesday some of his supporters say now his body is home reality is sinking in the man known as the face of zimbabwe's opposition live long enough to see his downfall but it seems not a united opposition rally is expected on monday to honor his life but his final farewell is planned for choose day when he will be buried at his rural home. al-jazeera. i mean celebrations in kosovo's capital to mark ten years of independence from serbia security forces marched through christian years part of a weekend of festivities cost of achieved autonomy in two thousand and eight after years of conflict sovereignty is recognized by more than one hundred countries including the us and most of the e.u. it has yet to be recognized by serbia russia or china. or kosovo is confronting increasingly noris this in a serb dominated region
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a political leader was killed last month in the town of mitrovica out of there is under simmons spoke to journalists and politicians who say they now face constant intimidation it's a daily ritual lighting candles and paying respect to a politician murdered a month ago in this lawless city all of the event of a leader of a minority cause of our party spoke albanian and have been trying to foster a better relations with the government in pristina he was shot dead and no one seems to know who did it organized crime is rampant here and there are suspicions there could have been a political motivation the people who died in the movie you can see in people how unsafe they fail and they are if you talk about it but what concerns me the most is that many of all of his friends and my friends have left micha pizza and more considering it. this journalist whose office still bears the evidence of intimidation nearly three years ago also believes things are getting worse that the
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brothel are i've been a victim of theft and burglary i've been attacked but those are things that happen to people he every day scenes of out of reach is murder people species have definitely increased it's because he was so well respected. on the south side of me the majority cause of our albanian population has been celebrating ten years of independence it's in contrast to the north where the serbian flag flies kosovo's government ministers accuse their serbian counterparts in belgrade of meddling in the affairs of this city making it's dysfunctional this bridge taking us from the southern side has been renovated it feels new but ten years after independence was announced there is still division here this is a gesture of defiance before we even get into the north building work comes to an end here because of disputes with the cause of all serb local authorities that have
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calls months of delays because of those prime minister acknowledges there are big difficulties but he says the crime problem is being tackled we are in process of integrating north of role of law very special effects of the community and integrate the community in that this is my approach but that approach is met with cynicism there's no mention here of independence or integration andrew simmons out jazeera it's of it's cause of so much more head to this news hour including why traditional chinese new year firework displays the fifteen thousand dollars fine. us will be live at the batter awards are stars arrive dressed in black in support of the movement against harassment and violence against women. and sport a new well run
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a championship media images. in sweden. hello there we've had some pretty active weather across the middle east recently here are some pictures from gaza showing some lightning and also showing the amount of rain we've seen the rain has been causing a few problems now that what weather is trying to educate towards the east now you can see plenty of cloud to work its way through parts of iraq and into iran and then buckling back around across the east coast the mediterranean now this whole system is edging its way eastwards is still going to be giving us some rain and snow as we head through monday that through again parts of iraq and iran and a bit further towards the north as well the leading edge well that's edging its way eastwards it moves away as we head through into choose they've only to make way for the rain in the snow so
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a couple will see some rain and snow that also pushing its way through tashkent as well for our mati no rain just yet but our temperatures are on the up to around four degrees here in doha it's been very hot over the past a few days the temperatures have been well above average but they're dropping now amassed thanks to the wind the wind is picking up it will be strong during the day on monday and tuesday expect it to be a blustery day but certainly not as hot so a top temperature of around twenty five or twenty six degrees for us as we head down towards the southern parts of africa there's been a lot of heavy rain here particularly over parts of mozambique. more than a century ago britain and france made a secret deal to divide the middle east between them now we can durham. much more to where the last thing a facts of this agreement there's a regional set to six because it's at those borders were drawn without consulting
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a lot of top stories on our syria israel's prime minister has criticized an international nuclear agreement with iran telling those at the munich security conference that iran is the greatest threat to the world. hundreds of attending the funerals of two palestinian teenagers shot dead by israeli forces in gaza but that's about it detention on the gaza israeli border. zimbabwe's president has paid his respects to opposition leader morgan tsvangirai who died on wednesday and the synagogue or visited his family home saying it's time to put an end to old rivalries. eleven somali refugees who were held in militia controlled areas of libya for years i returned home many of them were tortured and even sold as slaves. as the story. levin is relieved to be back home in somalia three years ago he tried to migrate to europe he never made it instead he
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was kidnapped by smugglers in libya and sold as a slave. like an animal i was sold four times in open markets in libya the last time i was sold for ten thousand dollars i was tortured every day vivan story isn't unique annecy international released a report recently describing how somali refugees were being tortured in libyan detention camps it said they were held against their will by armed groups in exchange for money hundreds were reportedly sold for as little as four hundred dollars of far cry from the journey these migrants had hoped for. for two years i was in a libyan prison i spent fifteen thousand dollars and i still wasn't able to reach europe now i'm just happy to be back in country and see my family human rights groups say the european union strategy to stop refugees from traveling across the mediterranean has led to more people being stranded in libya the somali government
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has been successful in returning small groups of refugees home but how much the government of somalia is committed to bring back its people who are in prisons around the globe we've been able to repatriate some somalis who were in libyan prison a month ago we released migrants from india and ethiopia prisons and brought them back to the country we will continue to do so but it's not going to be easy it took more than two years of negotiations to release libya and many more just like him are waiting to be given the opportunity to get back home gutsy opus of the young al-jazeera. thirty five refugees are heading for the u.s. after leaving an australian run prison camp on the pacific island nation of narrow is part of every settlement deal between australia's government and the previous us administration the refugees are mostly afghan pakistani or ranger some rights groups have asked whether somali and iranian refugees are being excluded from the program an area prison camp is part of australia's hardline policy on blocking
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refugees from entering by poat david manne is the executive director of refugee legal which provides assistance to refugees in the area and menace island and australia's offshore processing arrangements he says the resettlement process has been slow but look the reality is under his bioweapon deal it reminds that you know the us are still fighting refugee and the question really is one a guide what how quickly will that happen so that refugees by race that race don't have to read all their lives in the suffering in the terrible ordeal for over five years that they have endured but the other question is what will israel you do it because ultimately they even if this deal bridged the full number of twelve hundred fifty there will be still be many people left marooned and suffering i mean we are directing our energies in race horses together with others to work on.
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race or ministry happened but it is fundamental because what we now is refugees cannot stand on and on an assignment you differently what we also know is that the profound suffering in humanity that people have been subject to and we now are at that is destroyed ultimately is dragging his label and moral responsibility to ensure that those refugees are brought to safety and the fact is that australia reminds the early option for most if not all of those people. now despite its reputation as a haven for refugees canada has been deporting north korean asylum seekers who arrived that through south korea in a two thousand to being sent away says twenty thirty because the government says they lied on their asylum application forms but activists want the practiced and a study like reports. putting a brave face on pending deportation these north koreans came here through south korea which canada considers
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a safe country but on their refugee applications they said they'd fled to china. eleven years ago kim came here with his wife daughter and son now they have two more children canadian citizens deportation would be catastrophic. on the move. along and that notice means death to me i came all the way here for a better life and my family is well adjusted to life in canada and to think we're going to be separated it breaks my heart there is a town on the other day in the. home of my whole life i live there so i don't have any friends in south korea and all my friends are here. joe family could be broken up too if canada carries out its deportation order two children are canadian born the eldest came with his parents in two thousand and ten the joes admit they lied on their application but say they did it to escape a horrible situation that. i feel so desperate.
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it's our fault all the time what they haven't done anything wrong they have to go through this separation because of us. the north korean refugees say south korea is definitely not safe for them north korea's spies could track them down they say yet canada has been deporting people like them since two thousand and thirteen those who remain have only begun to fight back. if we are following the by the north korean government they are our family in the in those they were executed or to the labor camps the korean community in toronto is rallied behind the refugees their lawyer has met canadian officials in what she says is their last chance to stay here an appeal on compassionate grounds to the minister of immigration there's been no response yet internationally we are recognized as a humanitarian and compassionate country accepting refugees from syria and all over
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the world and why my question is should and the hundred fifty three many people be back an answer to that question is anxiously awaited by refugees who fled one of the most repressive violent regimes in the world than your lack of his era toronto. india's government is under pressure over a one point seven billion dollars bank fraud that sent shock waves through the financial sector three employees of the punjab national bank are accused of helping a billionaire diamond jeweler and his business partner access millions of dollars in bad loans the bank has lost a fifth of its value since announcing news of the scam opposition politicians say the government had been warned about it to an era of modi and his business partner a fled the country. the fire has broken out at one of tibet's most sacred temples
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it is posted on social media show the ancient jochen ministry in the last gulf to inflames on saturday at one of strays more than a thousand years old and is listed as a unesco world heritage site it's not learned how extensive the damage is. in china celebrations for the new year have been muted in a growing number of cities after a ban on fireworks was expanded beijing is one of them as it tries to curb pollution but the ban is also affecting a tradition that's lasted a thousand years a shot at dallas explains. an assembly line of fire works and leave your young province each read roll of gunpowder is distant to mark the start of the new year in the chinese calendar young is the fireworks couple of the world it all started some fourteen hundred years ago during the ten dynasty. but thracians to employers with a decision by the chinese government to ban fireworks because of pollution.
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fireworks are a cherished tradition during the chinese new year but they push hundreds of cities above the recommended equality levels this was small in beijing a year ago it seems like this sort of push the government to ban fireworks and four hundred forty four cities that's now being expanded to include beijing tianjin and provincial capitals who farai and chang shark violators will face fines of up to fifteen thousand dollars. and you. they shouldn't be a ban on fireworks because first of all pollution isn't caused by fireworks sitting off fireworks has been a tradition for more than one thousand years so i don't quite understand why these a ban with china's fireworks industry employs three million people and has sales of more than fourteen billion dollars the new regulations of her profits and lower demand has shrunk the industry. leo youngs firecrackers and fireworks management
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pure says in two years the number of firework companies have haftorah around five hundred high. if you look around the market you can only see a few shops remain open we don't see many customers anymore. that's because many have swaps to legal options and cities like beijing this substituting gunpowder with electricity. electronic by crackers can substitute for regular fire crackers because they are bright and colorful chinese say soft. fireworks for the noise it's believed to scare away bad spirits and bring a more successful new year manufacturers and retailers a looking for an early start charlotte bellus up to zero. in london film stars are turning the red carpet black in support of the me too and time's up campaigns just as they did at the last month's golden globes actresses are wearing black at the british academy film awards or batters at the royal albert hall the star of darkest
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hour and supporting actor nominee kristin scott thomas was one of the first stars to arrive as the night kicked off. the next step is to keep the conversation going to keep the conversation firing and sort of turn words into actions you know really we need to close and that's enough. says i think that their slogan is absolutely right time is up that's over i don't speak for all women because every woman has a voice it's just that some cannot use their voices so while cycle is opportunity i'm going to stand in solidarity with any and every single woman who has had their lives by some form of discrimination and that's why we turn up the volume on campaigns like time's up and we continue to usually lies why it's important to speak up and speak out. after stossel joins us from outside the royal albert hall in london so both of these movements so very much in evidence on the way. yes
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the majority of people who are attending this are wearing black incidentally prince william and kate just arrived moments ago she did not wear black as a member of the royal family are not supposed to make any kind of political statement that's the reason why she wasn't wearing black but for the most part everyone here is wearing black to show solidarity for the times i went. there just a handful of people who didn't the other thing that has happened on the same day as the doctors is a letter has been sign. by almost two hundred ish and those calling for an end to sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace not just in the film industry but across all industries the bafta is this year is being hosted by joanna lumley incidentally the first woman to host the bafta since two thousand and one in knots being seen as a statement in and of itself it's said that she is not actually going to be wearing black either she apparently had chosen her outfit before this movement came into
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effect so. we seem to rush to a catherine stansell what a shame reporting there live from the back to seem to ross to. is there still to come on this news hour. i'm on to guard greets us you know costa rica where one man's lifelong gardening project has turned him into a cultural icon. and in sport we'll hear from the olympian and you may yet add a third gold medal to his collection at the film chang games to stay with us. on the benefit of people. so they see the importance of these.
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documentaries that open your eyes. at this time on al-jazeera. was always telling you how famous he was going to make that's how he presented hello my name without manchester city's northwest representatives kind of. teacher put it. as a georgia member that we're on the special meeting about and he said no. that's not a mere immediately this is a cover. on the man city al jazeera investigation. of silence this time.
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nestled in the highlands of costa rica is one of the finest topiary gardens in the world for more than fifty years the man nicknamed senor says the hands has turned ordinary cypress trees into works of art and the calendar reports. at the foot of the church of st raphael in costa rica central mountain range stands a testament to one man's vision over the decades the gardens of said i have been sculpted into birds and beasts by evangelist a blanco a man known locally as don lister all senor scissorhands. he began work here in one thousand nine hundred sixty four and never stopped. but one of the parks like my family is like my children my wife and my mistress i love it and i care for it i
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come here at five in the morning to star watching it i do this little love and it cation. as the gardens matures so has its reputation there are now more than one hundred figures here each beginning life as saplings planted by a gardener determined to create something unique many great works of art of being created by individuals but few require the maintenance or dedication that all of this does eventually through spent the best part of his entire adult life on this one project but it hasn't gone unnoticed these gardens are now a symbol for the city they're tracked thousands of tourists every year and in two thousand and four they named the entire place after him. the city of socio was grown along with its gardens every day the park is full of visitors from around the world it's like a country house in england with the taipei next thing and i was thinking when i went round it's really good for the children because it's got elephants and soldiers and bulls and carts and stuff and they can kind of it that fun stuff you
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have that says how do i mean a bill less in the end all be less of many time ago it's still the same is very nice i love it. in recognition of his work eventually still was given a national culture award and continues to inspire those around him as well he going about a lot of that and yes he's an icon for the people he's inspired the youth to follow his passion to decorate and shape trees he has a lot of patience and passion for doing this. he retired a few years ago but he's continued to give us new shapes in our park. at the age of seventy nine evangelist isn't quite ready to hang up his shit is he's looking for someone with the same dedication to take over and ensure his legacy lasts and a gallacher al-jazeera pseudo costa rica.
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up i have to end a fall the end picks and us the sport into hell. thank you so much lauren or marcel her show has stayed on course for an olympic trouble the austrian has won his second gold of the games and in the giant slalom he made it look all too easy sun homesh has more. marcel her share began these games with a point to prove he could finish them up with three gold medals the austrian has continued to work his magic this time in the giant slalom the six time world champion winning his second gold medal in pyong chang her share is now cause for hat trick of medals with thursday's slam still to come as a more here more. tomorrow will be less is more and therefore i will take it easy tomorrow i will get some treatment and i will go to the gym and then prepare for
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the slalom as quickly as possible in order to then hopefully to get decent results in slalom finally you. can always always see in the brighton came gold in the freestyle slope style event brighton is brilliant first run that was too good for the rest of the field american negro put to silver with canada's alex ball you must song claim in the bronze super super happy there's been a big dream for me and a goal for a long time so i can't believe the. host south korea just missed out on another gold medal japan's knock wood yetta upset the home crowd by denying a lease on quad third straight elim pig gold in the women's five hundred meter speedskating final alexander corps has given ukraine is first gold medal at the piano chung olympics the twenty nine year old the edge zonk younger in the men's aerials finals and it was almost deserve you for frenchmen mocked africa the twenty
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nine year old had to settle for silver in the fifteen kilometer men's biathlon at the sochi games after losing out in a photo finish. fast forward four years and four car was involved in another photo finish but this time his londell was enough to secure gold with germany's. finishing second this is the fourth career gold medal making him the most successful french olympian of all time. all dizzy or no way and germany both of nine gold medals at the top of the medals table just three goals up for grabs on monday in spain skating bob's life and ski jumping roger federer has just won is ninety seventh career title he lost just four games in a straight sets win over griddle dimitrov at the world tournament fun and lots of better has also returned to number one in the world rankings and at thirty six is the
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oldest player to do so twenty time grand slam champion winning this one in less than an hour. third to sod rochdale more than held their own against tottenham in the english f.a. cup rochdale scoring a late late equaliser against the premier league team to grab it seemed to draw steve davies there with the injury time goal the fifth round cy will now be decided in a reply at wembley manchester united are one of the big names through to the last a baby how does failed to know on saturday and will face brightened next i'm happy that we are in the quarter final. i'm happy that we won the match especially after the fit. was the kind of game that a draw wouldn't be a drama to take the match to to try for wouldn't be a drama for us but the game was difficult. now the annual showcase for the world's best basketball players has got political the build up to the n.b.a.
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all-star game has become an unlikely focal point for the bites on gun control the all star weekend is meant to look and sound like this saturday's slam dunk contest is part of an event that brings together the top class one world's best professionally but leading names including kevin durant's and james have used this global platforms talk about that desire for science and gun control follows the shooting at a school in florida last wednesday that resulted in seventeen deaths. we have a kid who. was the legal. legally not able to go to to get a beer at a bar book or go buy. a r fourteen or buy our a our big thing like that how it doesn't it doesn't make sense. but it doesn't mean i honestly agree with anything everything that's said at any given moment but the fact that these players. are not just basketball players they're multi dimensional
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they care about their communities and they care about what's happening in their country almost american sport is also saying and i felt players making failed political process for the last couple of years n.b.a. writes a jonathan sivits i thinks most fans now accept sports occasional collision with politics. i think that there is a small part of the fanbase that definitely had sympathy to the protests but this whole stick to sports movement you know it looks to be shrinking by the day because the protests were getting louder and they are more supported by these athletes and the sports. some fans also understand that you know these two worlds of politics and sports are essentially colliding right so i mean you had the president of the united states used profane language to refer to these n.f.l. coach testers and he also publicly with jewelled white house in fights in the chair in golden state warriors even after the it's so they don't want to go so even when
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these athletes don't want to be involved in the political landscape you know they just kind of end up being involved as for the all-star game itself there's a new format this year instead of the best of the east and west facing off it will be a contest between teams pick spoiler bron james and steph curry these are the starters in los angeles curry is gone for this season's two best offensive plays including houston's james harden he's also picture on sides to moderate an all star deadbeats and joel embiid of the seventy six is lining up for le bron is one of curry's golden state teammates kevin durant's also in their new orleans gio anthony davis and de marcus cousins and unsurprisingly he's gone for former cavaliers teammate boston's caria. terry novelle master the snow of sweden to take the overall lead in the world rally championship the belgian becoming only the third non-minority driver to win in sweden novo is now ten points clear of five time defending world
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champion sebastian or ga he finished down ten. ok that is his fourth back to lauren in london thanks and it has returned to the british academy film awards show batters catherine stansell joins us from outside their all albert hall in london to which comes of being creating about catherine. well the biggest film that's leading all of the nominations twelve nominations tonight in fact is the shape of water by director gamma del toro and it's a beauty and the beast film about mutual men who works at a u.s. military research lab and she falls in love with this half man half sea creature and it's hard q.j. amazing reviews the critics seem to love it and it's nominated in all of the major categories best film best director best actress best supporting actress best original screenplay so. that film is sure to bring home quite a few awards this evening in terms of best actor its critics really seem like it's down to two people daniel day lewis for his turn as
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a contrary or and the phantom threat and gary oldman for his betrayal of winston churchill and darkest hour or so those of it that tewfik categories that people are watching quite closely this evening catherine stansell thank you very much indeed. and that said to this news out for me lauren taylor but my animosity will be here in a minute with a not a full roundup of day's news thanks for watching.
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a so-called secret city getting to the heart of the matter is activists to live in jail just because he expressed. he had a story on to al-jazeera at this time on counting the cost will fall to i.m.f. chief christine like god about how the economic model is changing here in the middle east can ireland break regs it find out how the emerald isle is caught in the middle of a big round between the u.k. and the e.u. the year of the dog in china counting the cost at this time. you can take back with you a message to the tyrants. do not just israel's resolve israel's prime minister accuses iran of being the biggest threat to middle east security.

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