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i was always telling you how famous he was going to make it that's how he presented hello my name and body without. northwest representatives can you. teach is pretty cool. actually do you remember that on the special meeting about the nail and he said no. that's not the topic do you mean this is a coming. on the city al jazeera investigation. of silence this time. this is al jazeera. hello i'm rob matheson this is the news our live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes lucky to be alive. long and galliano children are among
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the over eighty five killed in the syrian government airstrikes on rebel held eastern ghouta. tensions escalate further in syria's north as turkey warns the assad government against helping the kurds enough for him. to leave if the link is clear we will cross if you don't spam. has he threatens action against a british charity of allegations of sexual exploitation by its stuff approved. protesters take their message to the white house says pressure months on lawmakers over the florida school shooting. i think say five people have died during intense syrian government on russian bombing of a rebel held on klav near syria's capital damascus local observers believe the attacks are probably good to a made. which has been under siege since twenty thirteen reports from
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beirut in neighboring lebanon. rockets. activists fear that. the besieged opposition. could be the beginning of a large scale military operation. to bring about. they have so far failed. 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. the syrian government and its allies are sending military reinforcements to the edges of the rebel enclave just outside the capital damascus . and what they say will be a decisive it will be the first time tried to storm. past.
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and people are defiant. we have. this is what we have for seventy years they tried many times. but they weren't able to do anything. the syrian government and its allies haven't taken ground but over the years they have continued. residential neighborhoods the syrian government and. opposition. for some time. the. territory after securing local cease fire deal that involved opposition fighters and their families. and sent to other rebel controlled areas. in the northwest. this.
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so far the people and rebels of eastern who are refusing to surrender but the reality on the ground is becoming sure about four hundred thousand people are trapped there the violence is only we think. it's. a child's cry from underneath the rubble he is alive to fight the volunteers say it's not usually the case. well the united nations has called for an end to what it describes as the targeting of innocent civilians in eastern guta the un's regional humanitarian coordinator for the syria crisis said i am deeply alarmed by the extreme escalation in hostilities in eastern today the recent escalation of violence compounds an already precarious humanitarian situation for the three hundred ninety three thousand residents of eastern. long nutrition rates have now reached unprecedented levels
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the highest rates recorded in syria since the beginning of the crisis the humanitarian situation of civilians in eastern go to is spiraling out of control it's imperative to end this senseless human suffering no we're not a harsh i mean is the director of middle east studies at the university of denver he's joining us live from denver in the usa via skype thank you very much indeed for your time as we heard in same as report just a few moments ago the people of go to are resilient and very defiant of the attacks that have happened in the past and they have been able to to mount an opposition to the attacks by the pro forces what do you think has changed that allows the pro assad forces to now think that they might have a chance of success. well i think the assad regime backed by a russia and iran are hoping to you know consolidate their control over all of
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syrian territory having conquered aleppo about over a year ago and so now there's a sense that the next target is is east it's a huge embarrassment for the assad regime that on the suburbs of the capital city you have four hundred thousand people living in a rebel held territory that is under siege so i think that basically is the plan but i think also there's an international dimension here there's a general sense that no one in the international community really cares about stopping russian and syrian government war crimes and so there's a sense that the assad regime and russia can do whatever they want to the people of east and they'll be no one to stop them this was supposed to be a dead deescalation zone that was part of the agreement between russia and turkey and iran why is it failing. well i think the deescalation zone and the terms were written in such a way where the assad regime and russia could bomb it it will claiming that there are you know extremist forces there that are not part of that agreement so this was
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simply an agreement that was written basically in moscow to. advance russian and assad's war aims in syria so it really has no i think you know he neat and independent status in and of itself and it fundamentally boys down to the question of you know you know where is the balance of power line syria today in an overwhelmingly lies with which russia iran and in the assad regime so that's why they're carrying on in this barbaric way as you report scribed you know and as i was mentioning previously has been the case that in the past the syrian forces have taken control of certain areas but only after getting some sort of cease fire agreement with rebels and allowing people to leave do you think there's any chance that ahead of any major initiative by pro-us of forces we're going to see some sort of opening of humanitarian corridors to let people out. well i suspect the model is what happened in aleppo to put it under siege to pursue this deal or starve
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policy and then to bombard the on clip into submission at the end when the enclave is about to fall to sort of let out you know civilians and let rebels move to some other part of syria in exchange for the assad regime's conquest of the on clay so that they don't have to pay any higher price so i suspect that's very much the policy that they're pursuing in the school and the tragedy is that there's no one there really to stop them and it's real open question you know how long can the people within the. don't cling to the school to really withstand this vicious siege an aerial bombardment that's that's extracting an incredibly horrific toll on the civilian population there now to stay with me for the moment because i want to talk about the tension there which is escalating in-city is north and that's where turkey may be heading towards a military confrontation with syria ankara says it's going to fight forces loyal to
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bashar al assad if they enter the city of freeing the district is in the hands of the city and kurdish why puji said the state news agency says pro-government forces will enter within hours to join what it calls a resistance to turkish aggression turkey began a military operation in mid january to try to end kurdish control of freeing white b.g. commanders have denied making a deal with the syrian government but say syrian troops are responding to their call to protect the borders of offering stephanie decker reports that's being at the free syrian state television and now it says that forces loyal to president bashar al assad will be deployed to a free. turkey launch an operation against peoples protection units or y p g who are in control of the province almost a month ago and who is the y.p. g a terrorist organization the united states considers the. it's most effective ally in fighting isis. this new move by damascus in africa could mean its allied militia
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directly confronts turkish troops turkey's foreign minister was defiant you know certainly. if the regime is interested to clean. up he whitey and there are no problems however if i come in to defend the white p.g. the nothing and nobody can stop us this applies to efren as well as ma'am and to the east of the euphrates river the developments hence said 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 of their heavy weapons. will they be exiting the city because the syrian regime is the 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
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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 u.s. 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 solidify their spheres of influence stephanie decker al-jazeera well the presidents of turkey and russia have discussed the african operation in a phone call. about a one on one vladimir putin over the actions of the syrian government which is russia's ally. has more from istanbul. the first batch of kurdish fighters has reached the city of free and that's according to s d f which is a u.s. backed force and these kurdish fighters have travelled from the city of aleppo this is a city which is under the control of the syrian government forces so syrian fighters have been saying that this proves their point that kurdish fighters off the by the
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people's protection units have been allied with the syrian government all along there is expectations that more convenience of militias not regular syrian government forces will enter this city against this operation that has been launched by the turkish forces called all of branch on the diplomatic front we've been hearing from president from sources that the president has been speaking to his russian counterpart and he's told them that there will be consequences if the syrian government continues on its path this is the part that the foreign minister had also alluded to saying that the turkish government has no problem if the syrian government contains and controls its own territory and borders but it will have a problem and it will confront anyone who allies itself with the with these goodish fighters that turkey sees as terrorists and the turkish government spokesman says he hopes a planned military operation in monday's east freen may not be necessary is that
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ankara hopes to resolve differences with the united states about control of the city turkey's taking monday's maybe its next objective after fleeing his country held by the estee efforts a rebel alliance led by kurds and backed by the us. if an outcome won't be achieved by the talks with the united states then turkey will be the one to say the last word in that case turkey will cleanse the terrorists there like it cleansed the terrorists in africa we hope that this issue will be solved by dialogue without the need for such an operation ok let's go back to not a harsh image from the university of denver for more analysis particularly about please not a syria going to listen to those warnings from the turkish president do you think. well it remains to be seen i don't really think that the syrian government forces are in that abundance where they can actually spare troops from the fight in and around east and live to support krrish militias fighting the turks so i think it
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largely this is an attempt to try and intimidate and corrupt i don't think you know there's really a military option for the syrian regime but it does suggest the potential for a widening of the war if turkey continues. on its path of trying to liberate a free and if turkey act and if the assad regime actually does try to send some of its troops there to back the kurdish militias so this is a potential you know very difficult situation that could expand the conflict in syria beyond the dimensions that we are already familiar with if i understand it correctly these aren't strictly syrian military troops official troops their militias that are allied with the assad regime but the consequences of fighting between assad linked forces militias and turkey could be very severe what do you think is in it for president assad to to try to push turkey in this way. well i
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mean we have to remember that the official position of the turkish government with respect to assad is that. you know the arab one government wants assad gone they somewhat you know back you know they've someone. with drew there sort of insistence on him sort of leaving but recently the the the the turkish president sort of made a very fiery statement a couple of months ago suggesting that. you know assad has to go in there and you know peace in syria so there is a extension existential conflict between the two countries and so i think this is sort of really at the backdrop of this conflict and these are these war of words that we've been seeing recently between the two countries where is russia going to stand in relation to this particular potential conflict because on the one hand there was a suggestion that it was essentially allowing turkey to move into northern syria and of course as we've said before it is an ally of the government does that make
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it put it in a very difficult position it does it's in a difficult position because it's sort of straddled between sort of two to sort of major you know military and political entities at the core of this conflict of course it's very much weighted in his it jested heavily in securing it supporting the assad regime and making sure that it survives but also you know russia has reestablished relations with with with turkey and i think russia is really the only country here regrettably that complaisance sort of mediating role it's pretty clear that the trumpet ministration has no interest or ability to engage in diplomacy so i think if there's ever going to be some sort of settlement of this particular dimension of the syrian conflict in and around freeing it's going to have to come about as a result of russian diplomacy and that remains to be seen really good to get your analysis and both analysis on both these stories now dr sami from the university of denver thank you very much indeed for your time thank you. a mass funeral has been
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held in the iraqi city of basra for sixteen shia fighters killed by eisel. among at least twenty seven pro-government forces ambush near the northern city of kirkuk on sunday takis disguised themselves in police uniforms pretending to be on duty at a fake checkpoint last week the governor of koch warned i saw still poses a security threat in the area. but more ahead in the news including. rescuers in mozambique scramble to find people trapped under a collapsed rubbish heap. plus a major u.s. department store faces a backlash for selling clothes that are marketed towards muslim women. and in sports the brazilian football that ended early due to a lack of players and he's here that story.
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ok the white house says u.s. president on trump is opening to suppose to supporting improved background checks on gun purchases in the wake of last week's school shooting in florida is going to meet with survivor's own weapons today is be speaking to lawmakers about a bipartisan bill aimed at improving checks on those wanting to buy a weapon and this comes as activists staged a protest outside the white house on official reports. it started as a social media conversation on friday afternoon and became a mass protest in front of the white house dozens of students from around the washington area backed by the families gathered to mark this spate of school shootings in america and demanded argent action to stop them i don't see this as a republican or democrat issue it's more life or death really shootings happen every day and weapons don't belong on the streets they don't belong in schools they belong in war the current hot topic we read out the names of the victims of school
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shootings in america since one thousand nine hundred ninety s. they listened and you were caught up in their own thoughts processing their own emotions that we not shootings in america in the past there have been protests in the past but this type of people think something is different but this time change can be achieved. then came the mass die and students live on the ground sending a message that the politicians inaction was no longer an option it's about the fact that kids are dying american kids are dying and if they're sitting in classrooms in the crowd the school psychologist who trained at the school in parklane florida where the mass shooting took place struggling to contain her emotions and her anger microwaves are providing crisis intervention at this time in over fifteen twenty years that they've been practicing they've never seen such heartache typically we train to provide enter vention support for death of a teacher or
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a student and the stories that they're hearing it's like a war zone the flag above the white house still flies at half staff in memory of the florida victims the young people here know that many of them are too young to vote but they insist their voices will be haired and they will not be ignored alan fischer al-jazeera washington. there are reports that yet another member of trump's campaign team is likely to plead guilty as part of the f.b.i.'s investigation into russian interference in the twenty sixteen presidential election u.s. media is reporting the rick gates will plead guilty to fraud related charges within the next few days and at the top of gates had pleaded not guilty is also expected to testify against trump's former campaign chairman paul manifold if the reports are true gates would become the third person from trump's campaign to plead guilty iranian state television is reporting three police officers have been killed in
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clashes with protesters in northern tehran the demonstrators were from a sufi religious order that gathered in front of a police station to demand the release of some of their members and number of them were reports to been injured and arrested during the fighting iranian state media say rescue teams have found the wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed in the socket all smiling tins but rescuers have not been able to confirm this assman airlines aircraft went down in foggy weather on sunday killing all sixty five people on board hundreds of climbers with dogs and drones have been trying to reach the site and mount dana in bad conditions is very police are investigating the drawing of swastikas on the gates of poland's embassy in tel aviv it comes a day after poland's prime minister has more than what i ski caused outrage by saying jews were among the perpetrators of the holocaust some of the graffiti accuses polish people of being murderers and comparable to nazis and egyptian
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company has agreed to buy fifteen billion dollars worth of israeli natural gas operators of israel's tamad and leviathan offshore gas fields will supply a private egyptian from around sixty four billion cubic meters of gas over a decade israel hopes the deal was strengthened diplomatic ties. so. we need to understand that this who put billions into the state treasury to benefit the education health and social welfare of israel citizens many people did not believe in the guest outline we lit it knowing that it would strengthen our security economy and regional relations rescuers in mozambique say they fear they'll find more dead bodies under a rubbish dump that's collapsed killing seventeen people parts of the three story high pile of garbage in the capital more put zero came down on houses joining a heavy storm many families have left the area feeling further collapses charles more winning role as a journalist based in maputo he says the garbage dump is located in one of the
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poorest areas of the capital compound kind of garbage if you're really want flowing to all the big great you need responding you know we just crime groups of people only nearby and if you also know what gracefully less fortunate people and those who are poor and watch the region around being broke a glass is toxic claims in any case essential for you much you don't need to be sold or lenny's also lose out of decades of one color control issue and related issue to show you didn't say what kind of thing we're going to pull out of my body and those are the people who are very they are still going i am kind it was use beach county but it's charity oxfam has apologized to haiti's government after its stuff were accused of sexual misconduct it's released an internal report into allegations that aid workers used prostitutes during rebuilding efforts after the twenty ten quake its former director for haiti admitted to the inquiry that he hired sex workers despite public denials and the reporter veil that three workers
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threatened witnesses who spoke to investigators. certainly. we will see the link between the humanitarian aid in prostitution and it the link is clear we will prosecute oxfam for now we will have to file individual criminal responsibility and will investigate the link between those individuals and the institution barnaby philips has more 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 the terrible twenty ten earthquake 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
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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 aid 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 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 hungary's prime ministers says the european union should focus on border security not on relocating immigrants viktor orban made the
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comments during a visit to bug area the country which currently holds the e.u. presidency he's calling for a global alliance against migration as part of his reelection campaign or bonds party is expected to win a third consecutive victory in the april vote the right wing politician has been at odds with the e.u. and the united nations on immigration. what is most important is that the european union should focus on border security first and not on relocation and there's no point in discussing relocation without securing the borders first when talking about border security we should ask the european union not only countries to fulfill their obligations and secure their borders if they are not capable or do not want to do this they should bear the responsibility. and in police have arrested three more employees of the second biggest state owned bank over a one point seven billion dollar loan fraud among by branch of the punjab national
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bank was closed off by police investigating the case earlier two other employees were arrested after being accused of helping a billionaire diamond jeweler and his business partner access millions of dollars in bad loans the bank has lost more than a quarter of its share value since the scam was made public the government has questioned india's central bank over its fraud detection policies the number of reads the number of. their follow up action that has been taken as we very extraordinary and the government is doing absolutely everything possible still ahead on al-jazeera west african leaders step in to help solve a political standoff in togo. and in sport find out who stole the show of basketball's iow showcase for the best players.
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hello there is a river flooding in the ohio valley as rain keeps falling and given the warmth and the snow is a round is to melting so this whole area where things going from the southwest is relatively warm twenty one dollars eleven in washington it's even above freezing by quite a long way in chicago so what snow is on the ground has got to go somewhere where there's still the cold here minus sixty in winnipeg minus twelve in calgary and it took time to denver denver's dropped to minus one that's like a twenty degree drop the last few days it goes out to minus ten this is daytime maximum just remember it's fed reaches the coldest months but you know we've just forgotten these temperatures recently chicago's back up to a mild sixty so the potential for heavy rain is still there foetal snow or some maybe and what was happening in the desert southwest in the high ground is dried up and the sun's come out as follows temperatures seattle four five degrees and here
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is the picture on wednesday snow's crept back into chicago temperatures dropped result but it's a river of rain all the way from texas right up to on teria and again given how long it's going to be there italy and how it's all make in this case the flooding in the ohio river valley and anywhere else where the still snow on the ground. i am five countries. four days. three thousand kilometer it's. two generations. one by. syrian refugees on a surreal jannie to sweet and i am on the bright side. a witness documentary at this time on al-jazeera.
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al-jazeera. where ever you are. you're watching all jazeera reminder of our top stories this hour the united nations is calling for an end to the targeting of civilians in
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a rebel held on clay of near syria's capital damascus at least eighty five people have died during the syrian government and russian bombing of eastern into. turkey says it will fight forces loyal to syria's president if they entered our freedoms as part of an agreement with the kurdish y.p. ji turkey launched an offensive last month to push carts out of the area. the white house says u.s. president donald trump is open to supporting improved background checks on gun purchases following last wednesday's school shooting in florida activists staged a protest in washington demanding action to stop future mass shootings. west african leaders have arrived in togo up to try to end the political crisis president forty nothing day is resisting demands to quit or implement political reforms many told police believe a new round of talks between the president and the opposition is the last chance to achieve stability hollowed out reports after months of
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a tense standoff that took at least government and opposition parties are finally agreed to hold talks broke up by gun us president. i do my time. is that simple to help assist in the dialogue between the various political and. of this the talks expected to last ten days and discuss a range of issues including the introduction of the one thousand nine hundred two constitution that placed a limit on the number of times a president could serve two to a popular will float was approved by ninety nine percent of voters in a different. a coalition of fourteen patties and president phony a symbol of willing union for the republic party represented by seven delegates which really did listen to show in reality the solution depends on the president and his family who have ruled as for fifty long years they should listen to the
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people's demands and they won't be a solution if we don't speak openly and freely to each other that. the two sides will also discuss political transition on electoral reforms to goodies president phoniest seemed it was been in policies two thousand and five has faced calls to quit since last year the embattled president took over from his father who had been president since one thousand six to seven thousands took part in protests in august demanding political reforms which include limiting presidential tom's pleas stating a two round election system and allowing the took unease outside the country to vote since then there have been demonstrations almost every week most rallies have seen violent clashes with security forces and at least nine people have been killed and many more have been arrested and the opposition had only embedded the release of this prison as a precondition to an indigo situations. a defiant phone
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a symbol however positive fused to entertain such demands and he's aides have also repeatedly told reporters there will be ignored discussion of an imminent departure by the president or of any commitment by him or the talks to step down mohamed i don't i'll just. thousands of people in zimbabwe have paid tribute to morgan shanghai at a rally in the capital harare the former opposition leader died from cancer on wednesday opposition members say they'll try to keep the party united despite divisions over the leadership ottumwa tosca has more from her body. when morgan tsvangirai body arrived at the place opposition parties called freedom square his supporters called him a hero for defending human rights and always calling for free and fair elections this is their last chance to say goodbye mania won't be able to attend the burial and choose to embrace her. home two hundred kilometers from the capital they say they'll continue his work and prepare for the election in a few months. not sure that this.
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president. hasn't brought the entire leadership of the main opposition party showed up for monday's rally but there is speculation the movement for democratic change could split if some key officials decide to walk away from opposition as one of the party to hold. is illegitimate. at the rally there were calls for the party to stick together. and decided. it to. months so if they needed congress. for months but this election is coming all she wanted to see. for now opposition supporters say they are united and will deal with
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whatever problems lie ahead after morgan tsvangirai has been banned. sudan's foreign minister has told al jazeera that all political prisoners who were detained last month will be released more than eighty have already been freed including opposition leaders sudan faced international pressure to release that eighteen is who were arrested after anti-government protests against rising food prices a common vaal has more on 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 and tough economic conditions turned violent turn our molalla is that 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
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concerned for the ones still detained that have and 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 the release of that is ult of the commitment of the government to political freedoms and it 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 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 own political factions to unite in order to find a solution to sudan's problems and they are demanding the release of all prisoners of opinion. we need a full and comprehensive dialogue such
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a dialogue is the only way to take our country away from this crisis the tension and prisons will never see. 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 release that business came after the appointment of a new security chief and it followed calls from representatives of several foreign embassies the analysts were made during a wave of protests in several cities against the rise in bread prices and other you can of the difficulties facing the sudanese people many now hope the government and opposition parties can get together for talks aimed at the result of the country's persistent crises. are dizzying. flood warnings that are at their highest level around indonesia's month cinnabon after ash spewed more than seven thousand meters into the air hundreds of houses surrounding the volcano have been covered in debris so no one has been rumbling since two thousand and ten but activities picked up in recent days people are being urged to keep out of a seven kilometer exclusion zone legislators in iceland are trying to make
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a male circumcision illegal saying it falls under the umbrella of child abuse a draft law would impose a six year prison sentence on anyone found guilty of the practice for known medical reasons it's triggered outrage among religious groups who argue it's an attack on their freedoms globally the world health organization estimates that about one in three men have been circumcised most soon after they were born it's practiced for religious reasons by jews and muslims and on social cultural or medical grounds in various parts of the world that a galaxy of circumcising baby boys who are unable to give consent for the procedure has been debated before but iceland would be the first european country to ban it jonathan arco she's president of the board of deputies of british jews he says the proposed ban runs contrary to europe's concept of religious and cultural freedom. the irony is this is coming from the most liberal countries in europe taking the
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very liberal practice of banning something because you don't agree with it all about smoking medical evidence is that the best time to perform circumcision which is a very minor procedure is when a child is eight days old which is exactly when jewish people do it because that's when we are commanded to do it in the bible male circumcision is a very minor procedure that causes no harm at the time or loss to harm female circumcision on the other hand is a very intrusive procedure that is a mutilation of a woman's sexual organs it calls deception and urine re problems and for almost all women who have it done for the rest of their life it's criminalized in this country and rightly so there is nothing wrong with cultural or religious grounds when it doesn't do harm and it has a degree of good all the american pediatric association finding was that in developing countries where health and sanitation isn't as good there are huge
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benefits because a massively reduced incidence of h.i.v. which is probably why across africa it's been a cultural custom for hundreds of years a u.s. retailers facing a backlash for selling clothes marketed towards muslim women macy's is the first major department store to sell his jobs or head coverings the collection called verona is the brainchild of a fashion photographer who said she struggled to find modest fashionable clothing after converting to islam the company says the brand stands for women's empowerment and taking pride in your muslim identity well the decisions caused controversy online some twitter users are using the hash tag boycott macy's this user here tweets you are the first major u.s. department store to sell the his job the ultimate symbol of oppression of women what's next. just another user tweets don't accept the slow normalization of the
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his job in america ever it's not our culture and it never will be but there has been some approval people like sarah say they support macy's move to be inclusive she says she loves her job adding i used to purchase them before macy's labeled this guy off as his job was in up charges from the american council on american islamic relations and she says head scarves are big business for macy's. you know it's a manufactured controversy i think for the vast majority of particularly muslim women but just you know ordinary americans this is just a move by macy's to be more inclusive and to be more more diverse embracing of diversity but more importantly more than that it's more it's a business decision a sound business decision made by these to tap into a growing market that is very lucrative financially and you know by all accounts and purposes muslim fashion is a multibillion dollar industry that has generated you know an amazing amount of
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revenues and mrs decided that they want peace of the pie there's a lot of misconception and misunderstanding about islam and about woman and islam and just the his job in general is one of the most politicised articles of clothing in the world and for many in the west they see the hit job as a form of oppression until they meet many muslim women and they hear our side of the story and they realize that you know it's actually couldn't be further from the truth personally i decided to wear the hijab when i was nineteen years old i became the first muslim woman in my family to wear the hijab and it was really a form of liberation for myself or a way for me to express my identity and i think many muslim women who wear the hijab also feel the same way and i think a lot of it is just it comes down to dismantling a lot of the misconceptions and zero times that exists about islam and muslim women particularly and just educating the broader public on what the head job is and why it's not something that people should be afraid of. a move to modernize transport
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in the philippines has led to protests small buses known as being updated drivers of the popular mode of transport fear it's going to put their jobs at risk similar alan dogon reports from manila. when i think of the for the they often have the mind it is an offshoot of the american military jeeps that were left behind after world war two since then filipinos have made it their own. their unique colorful and have long been called the getting a filipino. 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 gene industry it wants jeepney operators to start registering as corporations instead of running corporate tips independently and
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they basically are what their station project. it can be the changing of them it entails the improvement of the institutions including their operating conditions. it also wants to phase out jeepneys there are fifteen years or older government officials want you models they say they are safer and edgy efficient and environmentally friendly. it is unfair the assistance they offer is not even enough there is no other job in the world it can only be found here and it must be preserved. cheaply 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 g.p. drivers belong to the poorest sector of society they say forcing owners to
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a. grade without enough government assistance could mean an end to the g.p. industry all together. they said would. both that target out there and what did he do in the end he told them i don't care about you you can all die in hunger isn't that such a bad day oh there are nearly three hundred thousand jeepneys all across the country and many of been flying the streets for decades but majority of commuters prefer jeepneys like this one modern colorful and fast. the government says the plan to improve the g.p. is just part of a broader project to overhaul the chance court system. these are often seen as a conic moving art pieces that reflect a filipino in. a tremendous here to become a symbol of the government's neglect. al-jazeera manila home
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a football coach has been jailed for thirty years for abusing eleven young players in the u.k. but a battle was found guilty of abusing boys aged between eight and fifteen the sixty four year old had been a talent spotter for manchester city and crew alexandra during the one nine hundred eighty s. and on tuesday al jazeera is investigative unit looks at the long term sexual abuse of young players in british football that's football's wall of silence at six hundred g.m.t. on tuesday. still ahead on al-jazeera two fierce rivals are set to meet in a fourth consecutive olympic final and he's going to be here with that story.
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it's. i knew the touch the air. well for the first time in twenty years a gold medal has been shared at the olympics canada and germany couldn't be separated in the two man bobsled meaning both countries can celebrate a victory santa hamish reports on the tenth day of action at the pier on chang games fine margins often decide the success since failure at the end lympics for the two men bobsled to produce that rarest of sporting outcomes namely two winners . germany and canada posted the exact same time to four runs meaning both teams get
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a gold medal this has happened three times in the limbic history of the event the last time was in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight one canada shared gold with italy. canada will also have a shot a gold in the women's hockey is through to the final off to beating the olympic athletes from russia five muffling for the fourth successive elim picks that it's the usa who await them in the final the u.s. beat finland by the same scoreline in their semi for once the dutch didn't dominate the speed skating event instead it was norway the harvard there ensign taking gold in the men's five hundred meters or ensign becoming the first no region champion over the distance since nine hundred forty eight the netherlands one all three medals in the distance four years ago no way deep two more history in the men's team ski jumping a vent the four man squad edging out germany and poland to win the title for the
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first time with twenty eight medals in all this is already norway's most successful winter olympics son home washed out does their confirmation here of noise place at the top of the medals table they finished second in twenty fourteen behind russia who have been banned from these games for dumping offenses falling more golds up for grabs on choose day now some russians are competing at least games as you troll athletes in the court of arbitration for sport has opened a door open case against one of them alexander crucial netsky won bronze in mixed doubles coaling he's suspected of testing positive for mild boney m. that's a banned substance that increases blood flow and improves exercise capacity. doping testing and sanctioning the olympic winter games pyong chang twenty eighteen is independent from the i.o.c. therefore the i.o.c. cannot communicate on individual cases while the procedure is ongoing on the one
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hand it is extremely disappointing when prohibited substances may have been used but on the other hand it shows the effectiveness of the anti doping system at the games which protects the rights of all the clean athletes or manchester city maybe sixteen points clear at the top of the english premier league but they've been knocked out of the f.a. cup by third say it wigan athletic city have defender fabien delf sense of just before half time and full advantage a goal from will greg given his side are worn nil when they'll play southampton in the quarterfinals. chelsea will be hoping to maintain their record of keeping barcelona striker lino messi quiet the teams are getting ready to meet in london on choose they won the last sixteen stage of the champions league regimes messi has failed to score in any of his eight previous games against the reigning premier league champions. in munich aiming for their seventh straight course of final the germans are at home to turkish champions be shipped to us who tops their qualifying
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group buy in of one last thirteen games in all competitions for all parties who visit the city dark we have to focus on tomorrow we have to face the european top team they won their group they have great names great players in their team they have quality in their teens they are tactically very strong so we should be aware and try to be. and we need to do with a good result here at home. now a game in brazil billed as the piece darby didn't quite manage to live up to its name it featured no less than nine red cards the fixture between bahia and that soria has a reputation for violence on and off the pitch in this game exploded in so life just after halftime a brawl involving both sayings resulted in a long delay in seven players being sent off the referee eventually ended proceedings a little later on when victoria had their fifth player red card. bubba
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watson is back winning titles after a two year victory drought's the two time masters champion said his form got so bad he considered retiring last year thirty nine year old american winning the genesis open here by two strokes. it's his tenth told us. that means a lot my goal has always been to get ten wins and so this got to my tenth when. there's so many emotions going to my head right now never know if you're going to play good again never know if you're going to be able to lift a trophy again. so many things i thought about retirement i mean there's just so much stuff going to my head right now i can't believe i'm going to lift a trophy here in a second lebron james stole the show at this year's n.b.a. all star game the event is an annual showcase for the best players in the world's top professional league helmet reports. if anyone needed reminding who's the biggest name in boston they got it at the all star game the french lebron james was in fine form after hand-picked by took on the team selected by steph curry. james
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had an. m.v.p. potential for the team. that looked like changing changing too soon or knocking the car is never one that particular accolade he only scored eleven points overall and didn't seem as invested in the if that's liberal the cleveland man would eventually back a game high twenty nine points and ended up being an extremely close contest. leading by just one point with on the twenty second to go le bron delivered to the fist of the night for ross and westbrook to increase the lead by three. teams deafened could have levelled it but blew the chance le bron side winning it one forty eight to one forty five with james bagging the m.v.p. award sometimes you have to improvise you know when to break down i was able to do that and that's to me that's the beauty of being on the floor bunch all stars it doesn't always work that way but when you have all stars were guys a high i.q.
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and guys that want to play the game and play the game the right way didn't it works out for the best now that the fun is over it's back to the race to the playoffs for the n.b.a.'s best al-jazeera. ok looking. now finding love is no was easy for a single woman in syria the war is making it even more difficult millions of men have left the country is already on has the story ali's wedding shop has plenty of dresses but not enough brides syria's war has led to less romance and fewer potential grooms. has it all the men are leaving the country there's integration 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 picture from. platinum it's become perfectly normal to see women over thirty who
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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 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 and some of my friends have had to give birth in hotels. a yearning for love has lots of many couples meeting online for. a couple while the so couples communicate and getting
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gauged over skype or on the internet now i see the brights 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 taking a backseat in syria but ali says he's not too worried the search for love even in war this timeless. al-jazeera i'll be back in a couple of minutes with more life and.
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heart. the street is quiet the signal is given. out so it's safe to walk to school last year there are more than thirty minute is in this community in one month the police say this area is a red zone one of several in some townships and kept our children sometimes it caught in the crossfire when rival gangs fight so parents and grandparents have started what they call a walking us to try to take them from gang violence i lost my. way limbs go i also lost my but there are more than one hundred fifty volunteers working for several walking busses teachers say it is working class attendance has improved the
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volunteers also act as security guards the story of one of the most successful p.r. campaigns in the u.s. . study after study has demonstrated perspectives american media coverage part of this case you get through your thick head as hamas a terrorist organization the only thing that you're going to say is what we want and if you don't say it we're not know what you speak it would be very hard for ordinary americans to know that they're being deceived the occupation of the american mind at this time on al-jazeera. lucky to be alive oh i don't know a lot of. children are among at least eighty five fatalities and syrian government airstrikes and rubble have used to to go.


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