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man lives in peril to harvest brazil now. it's cancer in the congo to the capital is even more dangerous charming. risky to believe you know. at this time on al jazeera. turkey threatens to fight pro-government forces in syria if they support kurdish fighters in a free. or entire this is al jazeera live from london also coming up from backs bipartisan
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efforts in washington to improve background checks on gun purchases after the florida school shooting. dozens of opposition leaders a reunited with their families in sudan after a surprise decision to release them from prison. and jeepneys under threat the passage of time overtakes the philippines favorite minibuses. turkey's foreign minister says turkish troops will fight forces loyal to syrian president bashar assad if they enter the northern men cave of a freend to defend kurdish fighters the syrian state news agency reported that pro-government forces would enter a free within hours to join what it called the resistance to turkish aggression announcement follow what appears to be an agreement to help kurdish y p g fight is now free and we've been fighting to repel a turkish offensive there for a month it's a move that further complicates the conflict turkey sees the white b.g.
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as a terror group but elsewhere northern syria it's been part of a u.s. backed alliance confronting eisel stephanie decker reports. syrian state television and now says that forces loyal to president bashar al assad will be deployed to a free in. turkey launch an operation against the people's protection units or y p g who are in control of the province almost a month ago ankara calls the y.p. g a terrorist organization the united states considers the group its most effective ally in fighting eisel. this new move by damascus in africa could mean its allied militia directly confronts turkish troops turkey's foreign minister was defiant yes in the name of the regime is in train the claims p k k m p y d and there are no problems however if i come in to defend the y.p. g.e. the nothing and nobody can stop us supplies to efren as well as members and to the
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east of the euphrates river the developments when set behind the scenes negotiations the details of which are unclear if the kurds are going to accept the major conditions of the syrian regime will decide on that very heavy weapons. dance artillery and rocket launchers will they be exiting the city because the syrian regime is asking syria democratic forces to exit the city and to move to the east of the euphrates the kurdish why p.g. holds the areas in yellow which include the region of the green areas land controlled by the syrian opposition supported by turkey and they are advancing on africa and under the turkish operation olive branch president assad's government controls the area to the south and the i.p.g. is territory to the east of the euphrates is where the us has military bases and personnel on the ground syria's seven year war seems to have entered a new phase with the foreign powers who have long backed different sides trying to
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solidify their spheres of influence stephanie decker al jazeera. so what's the latest situation on the ground in a frame. well in the last few i was viewed heard that the first contingent of fighters which left the city of aleppo in syria has reach these are kurdish fighters who have been loyal to the white p.g. who syrian fighters when this battle for aleppo was raging on said that they were aligned with the syrian government and they have been saying that this proves that the white b.g. has been aligned with the syrian government all along what is happening on the ground is we are still expecting more continuance of syrian government militias to enter this. continent and the details off disagreement between the white b.g. between these could be fighters and the syrian government to be made clear because
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we've been hearing conflicting reports on the ground from kurdish fighters who are not aware of what this situation is going to look like on the ground what will they have to surrender in order to gain the protection by the syrian government and hasn't into the discussions which are been taking place between the russians and the turks. absolutely on the diplomatic front there have been a number of developments in the last few hours there's been telephone contact between the turkish president trying to play a part of the gun as well as the turkish president russian president vladimir putin they have discussed the situation that has been evolving in africa and as well as the situation in libya turkey is developing checkpoints and its own positions that it will hold to make sure that it by the deal that has been struck between iran turkey and russia what is also interesting are the words that we're hearing from presidential sources here in turkey that the turkish president has made it clear to
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russians that it will be if the path that the syrian government is continuing on which is as the foreign minister eluded that turkey will have problems if it's if the syrian government is supporting the kurds there will be consequences and this is a very stern warning that is coming from the turkish president and that has been repeated by the foreign ministry as well that turkey is willing to take all these fighters stick is willing to take on their allies as well if they continue to infiltrate its border and continue to process on what it calls terrorism seven injured eight thank you very much. and he seventy one people have been killed by ass strikes in east and go to according to the monitoring group syrian observatory for human rights observers believe the attacks are a prelude to a major offensive on the rebel held territory has been under siege since twenty thirteen so i know how to reports from beirut. rockets missiles air strikes activists fear the renewed bombardment of the besieged opposition area of eastern
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could be the beginning of a large scale military operation. it seems russian broke at the go to bring about a global surrender have so far failed and a week of relative calm yet again civilians were the victims since the end of december a stepped up military campaign killed more than four hundred people at least one hundred of them were children the fear now is that the numbers will only rise if a wide scale attack begins. the syrian government and its allies are sending military reinforcements to the edges of the rebel enclave just outside the capital damascus program of the media are promising victory and what they say will be a decisive battle it will be the first time they will try to storm. past ground offensives where we by rebels and people are defiant. they can't we have. they won't be able to capture one inch of land.
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this is what we have been steadfast for seven years they tried many times and used all kinds of weapons but they were in say able to take anything. the syrian government and its allies haven't taken ground but over the years they have continuously bombarded residential neighborhoods the syrian government and its allies have been recapturing one opposition pocket after another. has been their target for some time now but more often than not the government captures territory after securing local ceasefire deals that involve opposition fighters and their families evacuated and sent to other rebel controlled areas mainly to the problems of the in the northwest. oh this is. so far the people and rebels of eastern are refusing to surrender but the reality on the ground is becoming harsher about four hundred thousand people are trapped there the violence is only we see how most of them it's only.
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a child's cry from underneath the rubble. he is alive civil defense volunteers say it's not usually the case. the white house says u.s. president donald trump supports improved background checks on gun purchases it comes in the wake of last wednesday's school shooting in florida seventeen students and staff members were killed by a teenager with an assault rifle trying to speak to survivors on wednesday in what's being called a listening session. in the story for us in washington d.c. salih is that any suggestion at this time things are different for trump and republicans on gun control. well it does feel slightly different because of the way that the students at the school of managed to mobilize political action they have
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called for national protests later in march they've called for a march in washington at some point in the future as well in the intent to go to tallahassee which is the state capital of florida on wednesday to demand that lawmakers there start making changes to the law often after these tragedies we're told that it's too soon to politicize it can't talk about it the people who are most closely involved with this tragedy have decided essentially that that's nonsense and that the are going to raise the issue of gun control they're calling out republicans who they believe take money from the n.r.a. they are calling you know the n r e. as well and seeing enough is enough to make the point why does anyone need an assault rifle to go hunting surely the protection of children should become a priority for politicians so after sandy hook when we saw twenty young children being killed and six teachers everyone thought that there would be a sea change in america at that point particularly given the comments in the days
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and weeks afterwards but nothing happened even though there was support across the country even from responsible gun owners for changes in the gun laws this time there's a social media campaign there are young people taking to the streets and suddenly it does feel different whether it will actually change anything in the long run or that something no one at this point can see an official thank you very much indeed there are reports that yet another trump aide is likely to plead guilty as part of the f.b.i.'s investigation into russian interference in the twenty sixteen presidential election according to the los angeles times jumps forward deputy campaign manager richard gates who pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud in october is expected to change his plea ok to become the third leading aide to plead guilty. at least twenty seven shia fighters have been killed in iraq when i saw fighters ambushed their convoy the bodies of the victims arrived in baghdad on
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monday i saw fighters were disguised in iraqi army uniforms and pretend to be on duty at a fake checkpoint when the attack happened on the outskirts of her. last week the governor of nearby kirkuk warned that eisel still poses a security threat in the area. an internal report released by oxfam has revealed that three of its workers threatened witnesses during an investigation into sexual misconduct in haiti the charity released the report after being criticized for a lack of transparency over allegations but its director in haiti used prostitutes during an aid mission a report says that run from how proviron admitted the behavior that he previously denied the claims fun to be for this report from outside the haitian embassy in london. the report has been presented to the haitian embassy here in london and to the haitian government with apologies from oxfam for what it says are its mistakes it's a revealing insight into a pretty dysfunctional operation of oxfam's in haiti in the immediate aftermath of
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the terrible twenty ten quake bullying intimidation downloading of pornography it says it can't rule out the possibility of sex with under age girls it says that oxfam needs to deal with problem staff in a better way to ensure that they don't go on to work elsewhere in the aid sector a case in point the country director in oxfam the man at the center of allegations he went on to work for another aid organization in bangladesh of course this is a crisis that goes beyond oxfam itself remember that britain one of the very few countries which actually meets the un recommendations of spending point seven percent of gross national income on a many people particularly on the right in british politics arguing that that is too much money and when aid organizations are seem to behave in such a morally reprehensible way well the case for spending that much money of course is
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that much weaker and on tuesday the heads of oxfam save the children and the government's own department for international development summoned to the british parliament for urgent questioning still to come. thousands of people turned out to pay their respects to zimbabwe's it deceased opposition leader morgan tsvangirai. and love in the time of war how serious conflict has left thousands of people with heartache. hello there the rain is gathering for some of us in china at the moment as we head through chews day we're looking at some very heavy downpours in the northern part of our map here and that gradually pushes its way eastwards as we head through into wednesday i think cleared out the way completely though more rain is developing
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behind it so generally we're looking at some fairly unsettled weather here the moment at least it's not too cold our maximum temperature in shanghai should get to around seven degrees and force in hong kong will be up at around twenty two now if we head out towards the west we can see the cloud in our satellite picture just in the northern part of our map here as well less gradually tracking its way eastwards and it is bringing some of us some rain and some snow looks like we'll see some of that in couple their own cheese day and then gradually that pushes its way eastwards so kabul should have a dry a picture of wednesday but it won't be as warm we'll only get to around eleven degrees further south and fine and settle for most of us here just a bit will cloud in the far south that might squeeze out the or challenge sri lanka they look more likely if you're looking for showers if you had across towards the arabian peninsula here in doha the winds have picked up now but it also means that it's not quite as hot as it has been so we're top ten for sure and choose day of around twenty six degrees still very blustery as more cloud over the northwestern
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parts of south. on counting the cost will talk 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.
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we're going to run to the top stories. turkey's foreign minister says turkish troops will find forces loyal to syrian president bashar assad if they enter the north. to defend kurdish fighters after last week's school shooting in florida the white house says president supports improved background checks on gun purchases. and the bodies of twenty seven shia fighters killed in an ambush near the iraqi city of how we arrived in the capital baghdad. she domes foreign minister has told all political prisoners who were detained last month will be released eighty have already been freed it including prominent opposition leaders. had faced international pressure to release the detainees who were arrested after anti-government protests about the rising cost of food. the move to release dozens of political prisoners from jails in the sudanese capital of khartoum came as a surprise. most were arrested last month after protests about soaring prices on tough
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economy conditions violent. we will work hard to get rid of the reasons that have led to demonstrations and detention we will be in contact with all parties concerned we will keep and maintain the human rights and we will put an end to political polarization in the country for the sake of our nation. the families of those released from prison were delighted but concerned for the ones still detained that we are happy we need all the prisoners to be released we need our country to live in peace we need nothing but peace and security is that is ult of the commitment of the government to political freedoms and that is primarily was very short. as it used up in the past we are all very happy and all the sudanese people are happy can assure you that everybody will be
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released this is that this is you know of the president and the rest will follow. the freed prisoners included leaders of the opposition who are calling for on political factions to unite in order to find a solution to sudan's problems and they are demanding the release of prisoners of opinion. we need a full and comprehensive dialogue such a dialogue is the only way to take our country away from this crisis the tension and prisons will never sort out our issues it is now the time to resort to the best methods to find peaceful solutions to the problems in our country. the presidential decree to lease the business came after the appointment of a new security chief and it followed korn's from representatives of several foreign embassies the arrests were made during a wave of protests in several cities against the rise in bread prices and other economies difficulties facing the sudanese people many now hope the government and opposition parties can get together for talks aimed at resolving the country's
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persistent crises. are. iranian media say rescue teams have found the wreckage of a passenger plane that disappeared in the zagros mountains and the workers have rushed through mountainous terrain and temperatures minus sixteen degrees celsius to get to the size of the assman airlines aircraft went out in full the weather on sunday killing four sixty five people on board iran's president hassan rouhani has ordered an investigation into the accident and he seventeen people have been killed after a garbage dump collapsed in mozambique rescue workers in the capital maputo believe more bodies could be buried a fifteen meter tall pile of garbage collapsed in the early hours of the morning in heavy rains burying several houses local media say dozens of families afraid their homes charles is a journalist based in the puter he says the garbage dump is located in one of the poorest areas of the capital wrong. kind of garbage.
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what will flow you all look great grand. bargain you know we groups of people all you buy and you also know it gratefully less fortunate people in those who are poor and watched around the broken glass is trying to cling to piers you settle for good luck you don't run to be sold your lady is also result of money call control is everyone's issue sure you notice when conducting we're going to pull out hard bodies. from the people who are very hard to look in our own kind it will soon be severely. talks have begun between togo's government and the opposition to try to end a six month political standoff for months thousands of people have been protesting against president for nursing day they're demanding that he stand down and the government introduce presidential term limits that's the way has been in power since two thousand and five the ten day talks are being brokered by the presidents
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of ghana and guinea. the body of morgan tsvangirai is juice be flown to his home in rural zimbabwe ahead of his burial on tuesday thousands of mourners took to the streets of harare on monday to pay tribute to the opposition leader the sixty five year old died on wednesday after a long battle with cancer. formed the movement for democratic change party and was a staunch critic of ousted president robert mugabe her much us a has more from harare. people said they want to celebrate the inside their eyes light they say he was a great man a great opposition leader and one way they say they want to preserve his legacy is to try and make sure that elections this year are free the credible morgan tsvangirai what it means really to hear of his rural home to be buried on cheers they didn't know much of the focus will shift to the position of the party what is going to happen next some party members are unhappy that nelson should be as has
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been appointed acting president by the national council basically a special congress should be held so people could vote their wives as their leader so lots of things up in the air right now with the maid opposition parts of the bed concerns that man would say is that the leadership can't get their act together if they can't unite the party but splits which could weaken them when elections take place hungary's prime minister has kicked off his election campaign according for a global alliance against migration to over the nationalist party is pushing for a third consecutive victory in april's election right when politicians been increasingly at odds with the e.u. and united nations over letting refugees stay in his country during his campaign speech obama said western and eastern europe were heading in different directions. or is it was were there cmon you go through for the good and the situation is that the danger we face comes from the west from politicians in brussels bolin and paris they want us to adopt their policies which have made their countries of the
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immigration countries and open up the way for the decline of christianity and the spread of islam. a former football coach has been jailed for thirty years for abusing eleven young players in the u.k. very been l. was found guilty at liverpool crown court of abusing boys aged between eight and fifteen on what prosecutors called an industrial scale the sixty four year old had been a talent spotter for manchester city and true alexandra during the one nine hundred eighty s. several victims told the court panel had sexually abused them on more than one hundred occasions police in south australia have revealed the biggest seizure of the drug methamphetamine in the state's history the three hundred thirty kilograms of the drugs were found hidden in a container on a cargo ship last month it's thought they came from southeast asia the drugs have a street value of more than two hundred million dollars three men have been arrested the war in syria has ripped thousands of families apart and disrupted
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millions of lives it had a profound impact on every aspect of society including family life millions of men have either left the country been forced to fight or lost their lives creating particular issues for a growing number of single women that you look as hardy and has the story. ollie's wedding shop has plenty of dresses but not enough brides syria's war has led to less romance and fewer potential grooms. his. men are leaving the country there's immigration and the military aspect which is taking away a lot of them as a result the women ratio has increased single women are still looking to get married but the war is changing the dating scene a growing number of women are in their thirty's before they get married if they do at all there's probably a profile by our clock and it's become perfectly normal to see women over thirty who are not yet married and at the same time the age of marriage has considerably decreased in some remote rural areas especially where there were refugee camps and
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displaced people since two thousand and eleven more than four hundred fifty thousand syrians have been killed in the conflict injuries have reached one million more than six million are displaced omar stayed in syria but says finding a steady job and income is almost impossible which makes people think twice about marriage and starting a family they want to be a world of vehicles. under those conditions it's a crime to have a child if you have a child you have to give them medicine education and security right now you don't know when you might have to take off and take the child with you some of my friends have had to give birth in hotels or yearning for love has led to many couples meeting online for a. couple so couples communicate and getting gauged over skype or on the internet now i see the brides coming into my shop alone to buy a wedding dress or organize a party before they travel to where the groom lives romance and weddings maybe
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taking a backseat in syria but all the says he's not too worried the search for love even in war is timeless. so the young al-jazeera. flight warnings have been raised to the highest levels around indonesia's mount sinabung the volcano has been releasing ash clouds that reach more than five thousand meters in the air hundreds of nearby houses were left covered in debris of all kenya has been rumbling since twenty ten but activity has picked up in recent days people are being urged to stay out of a seven kilometer exclusion zone around the crater. a drive to modernize transport in the philippines is threatening a much loved life minibuses known as jeepneys being updated drivers of the popular mode of transport put their jobs at risk and media and into gun reports from manila . when i think of the philippines they often have the jeep in mind it is an offshoot of the american military jeeps that were left behind after world
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war two since then filipinos have made it their own. their unique colorful and have long been called the king of philippine roads. for decades they've also been the solution to the country's lack of public transport jeepneys are affordable and available but have also been blamed for the city's chaotic traffic. the philippine government wants more control it says it is time to improve the industry it wants g.p. operators to start registering as corporations instead of running corporative independent. basically or what their station project. can be the changing of the systems have been improvements. include being better operating conditions. it also wants to phase out jeepneys that are fifteen years or older government officials want you models they say they are safer and
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edgy efficient and environmentally friendly. it is some fear the assistance they offer is not even enough there is no other in the world it can only be found here and it must be preserved. jeepney owners groups oppose the plan to saying the model that the government is demanding is double the price and g.p. operators and workers cannot afford it the majority of jeepney drivers belong to the poorest sector of society they say forcing owners to upgrade without enough government assistance could mean an end to the jeepney industry all together. they said. both that. and what did he do in the end he told them i don't care about you you can all day in hunger. there are nearly
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three hundred thousand jeepneys all across the country and many of been flying this cheese for decades but majority of commuters for jeepneys like this one. colorful and fast. the government says the plan to improve the jeepney is just part of a broader project to overhaul the transport system. these are often seen as a conic moving art pieces that reflect a filipino ingeniously team. but for many here people to become a symbol of the government's neglect. dogon al-jazeera manila. from out of the top stories on al-jazeera turkey says it will fight forces loyal to syrian president bashar al assad if they enter the syrian enclave of a free to defend kurdish fighters syria's state news agency has reported that pro-government forces wouldn't be area within hours to join what it called the
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resistance to turkish aggression for an agreement with kurdish fighters enough rain backing to repel a turkish offensive there for a month. turkey's president has warned his russian counterpart that the syrian government will face consequences if it reaches a deal with kurdish fighters shipped to ones words were echoed by turkey's foreign minister in amman you know certainly. the question is why the regime forces are entering the area if the regime forces enter this area to get rid of terrorism yes that's good but if the regime forces enter this area to support or keep the other militias there the no we are against that. the white house says u.s. president donald trump is now supporting improved background checks on gun purchases it comes in the wake of last wednesday's school shooting in florida seventeen students and staff members were killed by
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a teenager with an assault rifle trumpets to speak to survivors on wednesday in what's being called a listening session the bodies of twenty seven shia fighters killed in an arsenal ambush of arrived in the iraqi capital baghdad they were killed when members of eisel disguised in iraqi uniforms pretend to be on duty at a fake checkpoint on the outskirts of her region last week the governor of nearby kirkuk warned that are still still poses a security threat in the area. an internal report released by oxfam has revealed three of its workers threatened witnesses jury an investigation into sexual misconduct in haiti the charity released the report after being criticized for lack of transparency over allegations its director in haiti used prostitutes during an aid mission report says run from how the maya admitted the behavior though he previously denied the claims of the charity is set to deliver the full report to haiti's government it's unveiled an action plan to tackle sexual harassment and
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abuse there's a top stories counter the cost is up next and more news for you after that thanks for watching. i'm has i'm seeking this is counting the cost on al-jazeera your weekly look at the world of business and economics this week we talk to i.m.f. chief christine lagarde on the changing economic winds here in the middle east. right gregg's if we look at how the emerald isle is caught in the middle of a big route between the u.k. and the e.u. .

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