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the scene for us when they're on line once is american sign in yemen that peace is possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat there are people that choosing between buying medication and eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist and just posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. 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. galliano. children are
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among over eighty five killed in syrian government airstrikes on rebel held eastern go to. tensions escalate further in syria's north as turkey warns the assad government against helping the kurds are now free. to leave it the link is clear we will cross if you don't spam. a threatens action against the british charity of allegations of sexual exploitation by its stuff approved. tragedy unicef raises an alarm over the why is the number of newborns dying in parts of africa. children among eighty five people dead in fear syrian government and russian bombing of a rebel held on clay for near syria's capital damascus local observers believe the attacks are procured to a major offensive on eastern good. government. reports from.
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activists fear the renewed. 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 sam 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 battle it will be to try to storm. past.
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and people are defiant. 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 continuously bombarded residential neighborhoods the syrian government and. opposition. for some time. after securing local cease fire deal that involved opposition fighters and their families. and sent to other rebel controlled areas mainly to the province of the in the northwest.
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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 high share about four hundred thousand people are trapped there the violence is only we think of them to move. in. a child's cry from underneath the rubble he is alive to put the volunteers say it's not usually the case. law. or 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 growth of today the recent escalation of violence compounds an already precarious humanitarian situation for the three hundred ninety three thousand residents of eastern go to malnutrition rates have now reached
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unprecedented levels the highest rate recorded in syria since the beginning of the crisis the humanitarian situation of civilians in east and go to is spiraling out of control it's imperative to end this senseless human suffering. not hashmi is the director of the middle east studies at the university of denver and he says the siege in bombardment at extracting a horrific toll in civilians. i think the assad regime backed by russia and iran are hoping to you know consolidate their control over all of syrian territory having conquered aleppo about over a year ago and so now there's a sense that the next target is is he said 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
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a general sense that no one in the international community really cares about stopping russian and syrian government or crimes and so there's a sense that the assad regime and russia can do whatever they want to the people of east ghouta and they'll be no one to stop them. tension is ask is north turkey may be heading towards a military confrontation with syrian government forces ankara says it will fight forces loyal to bashar al assad if they enter a free in the districts in the hands of the syrian kurdish y p g syria 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 a train y p g commanders have denied making a deal with the syrian government but they say syrian troops are responding to their call to protect the borders of a free and seventy dekker reports. syrian state television and now says
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that forces loyal to president bashar al assad will be deployed to africa. turkey launch an operation against peoples protection units or y p g who are in control of the province almost a month ago and calls the y.p. g a terrorist organization the united states considers the group its most effective ally in fighting isis. this new move by damascus in africa could mean its allied militia directly confronts turkish troops turkey's foreign minister was defiant you know certainly. if the regime is interesting the it cleans. the y.p. in there are no problems however if they come in to defend the y.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 hin said behind the scenes negotiations the details of which are unclear if the kurds are going to accept the
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major conditions of the syrian regime with the assad under their 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 it to the east of the euphrates the kurdish y p g holds the areas in yellow which include the region of africa in the green areas land controlled by the syrian opposition supported by turkey and they're 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 a foreign power is who have long backed different sides trying to solidify their spheres of influence stephanie decker al-jazeera all the presidents of turkey and russia have discussed the african operation in a phone call turkey's are tired out of one war and vladimir putin over the actions
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of the syrian government which is russia's ally some advantage of it 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 group proves their point that kurdish fighters off the by the 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 the city of against this operation that has been launched by the turkish forces called all of branch on the diplomatic front we've been hearing from presidential 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
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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 kurdish fighters that turkey sees as terrorists a turkish government spokesman says he hopes a planned military operation in man breech east of a free in may not be necessary he said ankara is optimistic about resolving differences with the united states over control of the city turkey's taking maybe its next objective after free in my breeches country held by the s d f it's 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 cleanse the terrorists and afrin we hope that this issue will be solved by
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dialogue without a need for such an operation. plenty more ahead on the news hour including the u.s. president changes his tune on gun control as students protest outside the white house. rescuers in mozambique scramble to find people trapped under a collapsed rubbish heap. and in sports two fierce rivals are set to meet in a fourth consecutive olympic final andy's here with that story. british 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 aide workers used prostitutes joining a mission but a port also revealed that three stuff members threatened witnesses who spoke to investigators john hendren reports. the regional director of oxfam came to haiti
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with an apology to the country's government and to pledge we've communicated that to the minister. and we've given as best we can explanations to as to what happened in two thousand and eleven. and we are open to collaborate as much as we can in further investigations as necessary and with the haitian government the allegations involving oxfam staff in haiti emerged earlier this month they were accused of hiring prostitutes at oxfam properties while working in haiti after the two thousand and ten earthquake one of those said to be involved was the n.g.o.s former country director roland van how were myron put out was decide it was decent it was just the same as meeting the lady in belgium on monday in oxford. a report dating back to two thousand and eleven was released it detailed allegations of sexual misconduct and threats to the safety of those investigating them haiti has warned oxfam its future in the country is now in jeopardy.
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oxfam admits the use of prostitutes by their staff in two thousand and eleven they admitted with all the evidence they even used their offices for such activities now we are working to see if they were corrupt because their report never made it to the haitian authorities this scandal has dealt the reputation of oxfam a devastating blow and threatens to complicate the work of other charities oxfam's funding in the u.k. is now under review and on tuesday oxfam's chief executive will testify in front of a british parliamentary committee john hendren zero pm or brian concannon is the executive director of the institute for justice and democracy and haiti's joining us live from boston thank you very much for your time do you think this apology is going to be enough oh it certainly is not going to be enough i think it's probably a good step in the right direction but nothing that oxfam does today or this week or this month is really going to be enough i think that that the results will come
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over the course of the next months and even years as as oxfam has noted this is a systematic cultural problem and it's not going to be corrected overnight how badly do you think this is going to affect the trust to oxfam and other organizations like it needs to be able to operate in places like haiti particularly after disasters. well none of this is a surprise to people on the ground in haiti that trust was never there haitians see international humanitarian actors as doing some good things but being systematically unaccountable but they know that there's that there's repeated sexual exploitation abuse by humanitarian actors by the united nations in haiti by missionaries so none of this is is is a breaking of trust because that trust was never there what it is an opportunity for oxfam and other organizations like you to establish that trust i think there's really a historic opportunity to make something good come out of this for oxfam and the
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others to create accountability mechanisms that really make them accountable to the people that they claim they're helping until those mechanisms are in place is there a role for governments like haiti's for example to take greater responsibility for oversight for the behavior of organizations which are operating in their country. sure there certainly is a role for haiti and that's part of the accountability mechanism one of the things i think that humanitarian actors can do is they can actually fund a prosecutor a unit in the prosecutor's office to pursue sexual exploitation but we have to remember that the reason why oxfam and other humanitarian actors are needed in haiti is that the government has unlimited power and part of that is that the that that is the result of historical factors that that countries in the in the in the specially in the global borth have made countries like haiti weak in and made their governments not able to deliver basic government services and so we are working in
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that context where the government will need to improve to be able to be an effective part of an accountability mechanism but the international community needs to support the government's ability to do that bronco encounter thank you very much indeed for your views on this appreciate that. the white house says u.s. president donald trump is open to supporting improved background checks on gun purchases following last week's school shooting in florida trunk's going to meet survivors on wednesday he's been speaking to leaders in congress about a bipartisan bill to improve checks on those wanting to buy a weapon this comes as activists staged a protest outside the white house alan fischer has more it started as a social media conversation on friday afternoon it 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 piece of school shootings in america and demanded argent action to stop them i don't see this as
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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 school or as they belong in war after the current seven. we read out the names of the victims of school shootings in america since one thousand nine hundred ninety and as they listened and you were caught up in their own thoughts who says in their own emotions. shootings in america in the past there have been protests in the past with this type of the people think something is different but this time change can be achieved. then came the mass die and students live in the growing sending a message that the politicians in action was no longer an option it's about the fact that kids are dying american kids are dying and they're sitting in classrooms in the crowed 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
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like holiness 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 definition of a teacher or a student and the stories that they're hearing it's like a war zone here 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 in washington. a mass funeral is being held in the iraqi city of basra for sixteen shia fighters killed by i saw. they were among the least twenty seven pro-government forces ambush near the northern city of kirkuk on sunday the attackers disguised themselves in police uniforms pretending to be on duty at
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a fake checkpoint last week the governor of cocoa quorn deisel still poses a security threat in the area. iranian state television is reporting three police officers have been killed in clashes with protesters in northern iraq iran the demonstrators were from a soofi religious order they gathered in front of a police station to demand the release of some of their members a number of them were reported to have been injured and arrested during the clashes . libya is deporting more than two hundred migrants to nation it's part of a voluntary return program organized by the misrata detention center and international organization for migration many people have been stranded in libya after failing failed attempts to cross the mediterranean to reach europe meanwhile the libyan coast guard says it's picked up more than three hundred migrants off the coast of sawada they were trying to leave in two rubber dinghies the number of migrants crossing the mediterranean from libya has dropped since july libya has been under
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pressure from the european union to stop people smuggling. hungary's prime minister says the european union should focus on border security not on relocating immigrants viktor orban made the comments during a visit to bug area a country which currently holds the e.u. presidency is calling for a global alliance against migration as part of his reelection campaign all dance party is expected to win a third consecutive victory in the april vote the right wing politician has been it all ends 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 chang and countries to fulfill their obligations and secure their borders if they're not capable or do not want to do this they should bear the responsibility at least seventeen people
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have been killed in mozambique on a rubbish dump buried several houses rescue workers in the capital have been looking for survivors since the landfill collapsed on monday morning reports. this is what hundreds of people who to have built their lives at home to rachel ray moved a mountain of waste until it collapsed on top of homes the rubbish buried residents as they slept. there was a survivor but his wife and son died and also this lady from this house and these one two three and four houses the gold the area that collapsed early monday morning was three stories high risk unsure how many people of barry's. i could only hear screaming from my neighbors there was no way to help even if i was close by there was no way to help there was so much water running down on the trash pile was collapsing it took down houses families the children died. the landfill has been
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for closure but remains are growing by nine hundred tons a day with laura's he's want people to leave because of pollution and talks it fears the collapse has pushed some residents to say goodbye to the wasteland. that is we're packing our stuff because we're afraid to stay here otherwise we could experience the same thing somebody by the excavator and also people went to help move the body somewhere trash we were moving our stuff to go where the government allocates us. those who live in a dump the only official dump them up who toes one million people is the size of twenty football fields the city's poor spend their days combing through the garbage looking for food and things to sell. in the last year rubbish dumps have killed dozens of people in the continent ten people died when a landfill collapsed on to houses. in august. and
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landslide ethiopia's largest rubbish dump last year killed sixty five people and injured dozens. hundreds of people rely on addus only landfill to survive every time there was heavy rain before they collapsed. this was no different when stale thora he's introduced water rationing because of a severe drought then tropical storm didn't hit the country the ground was hard and flooding follows in the estimated twenty two thousand homes and public buildings were destroyed as heavy rains shifting the foundations of what people in hellenic call hard charlotte dallas al-jazeera the court of peru has ordered former leader of the morning to stand trial over mass killings in one thousand nine hundred ninety two despite a recent presidential pardon it was freed on health grounds last month after serving less than half of a twenty five year sentence for human rights abuses during his rule but the court
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found that the pardon doesn't apply to the new case the seventy nine year old is accused of ordering the torture and murder of six farmers by putting military troops. mexico's major parties have declared their candidates for july's elections with leftist and the rest manuel lopez obrador as the frontrunner independent candidates will be allowed to run for the first time monday marked the last day to collect enough signatures from voters in order to get on the ballot john horman has more from mexico city. to some mexican is this is the sound of long overdue change it's the campaign music for an independent candidate for the first time in history those not linked twenty political party have been allowed to run in the upcoming presidential race the electoral authorities haven't made it easy just to get on the ballot each independent has clicked almost one million pledges via cell phone from voters around the country three out of almost
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fifty appear to have managed it each has made their name in different ways right leaning margarita zavala is an expert lady jaime toward the readers who calls himself the wild horse styles himself as a maverick straight talking rancher and a mandal real's petered a progressive leftist is better known within the senate than to the public despite that he sees this is a chance for independents to clean up politics from the outside wrestling control from parties who become embroiled in corruption scandals and conflicts of interests . of course there's no worse thing in a democracy than parties like the ones we have now they've got addicted to money we have to send to rehab for a while so that someone else can take on the presidency and provide a transparent public servant administration. but there are questions about the independence ability to do that that's partly because all of the ones that are likely to be on the ballot are themselves career politicians nurtured within the
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system and partly because none of them are expected to win the presidency the major party candidates so far look much too strong that doesn't me. however that they won't have an impact on the race by taking votes away from those candidates independent candidates might become the king makers of this election. if an independent candy that you know does a good run and gets i don't know between five and ten percent of the vote the question is where are those votes coming from and where would those votes have gone if there were no independent candidates. optimists hope that as time goes by things will change and independents won't just be influences but instead fresh voices outside of a widely discredited political class able to mount a genuine challenge at the highest level that's unlikely to happen this election
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but it is a start john home and. mexico city indian police have arrested three more employees of the second biggest state owned by an covert a one point seven billion dollars loan fraud a mumbai branch of the punjab national bank was closed off by police investigating the case earlier two other employees were arrested after me accused of helping a billionaire diamond jewelry and his business partner access millions of dollars in bad loans the banks lost more than a quarter of its share value since the scam was made public the government's questioned india's central bank over its fraud detection policies. the number of reached 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 he promised to fight the establishment and in his words drain the swamp but many say trump has done the opposite. west african leaders step in to
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help solve a political standoff in togo. and in sports the brazilian football ice that ended early due to a lack of players and he's here with that story. from cool brisk knows and few words. to the warm tranquil waters of southeast asia. and it was far too early for spring rain in china but he'd be forgiven for thinking that's where we've got to twenty five degrees in hong kong eighteen shanghai the feed is from the sciences moisture is relative woman's and we get a lot of rain out of it there is some stay with the real coders residing further northwest in china but for the most part we are talking rain in a line from shanghai back to do developing more in the west but time we get to wednesday hong kong still humid but at twenty three degrees cool down
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a bit in shanghai shanghai by this time still around about the seven marks not really mid winter weather i wouldn't think and then the sea area is largely free of cloud part from occasional all showers that muddy even watch they have just hit hong kong or other parts of central time and that should pass through me oh man that was sunshine for india china and a good part of the philippines there also showers around you'll notice but the heavy ones have been falling for the science and again we focus on java particularly western java and including jakarta some sumatra too looks wet sulawesi has been and this is where the shower should be at the greatest they are trying to treat further north but they haven't yet got there asked for the dry bit india and surroundings as more rain is there to come to afghanistan but not for india. the weather sponsored by qatar and use. on counting the cost will fall to i.m.f. chief christine lagarde about how the economic model is changing here in the middle
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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 on. the streets is quiet the signal is given gang members so it's safe to walk to school last year though 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 in cape town children sometimes a court 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. door years ago i also lost my there are more than one hundred fifty volunteers working for several walking busses teachers say it is working class attendance has improved the volunteers also act as security guards.
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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 a rebel held on klav near syria's capital damascus at least eighty five people have died during the syrian government and russian bombing of eastern. turkey says it will fight forces loyal to syria's president if the enter are free and that's part of an agreement with the kurdish white p.g. turkey launched an offensive last month to push kurds out of the area. british charity oxfam has apologized to haiti's government after its staff were accused of sexual misconduct it's released an internal report into allegations that aid workers used prostitutes jewing and wish. the united nations children's agency says
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the world is failing newborn babies a report by unicef has found infants born in the world's poorest countries face the worst all its. explains. every year more than two and a half million babies die before turning one month old one million of them take their first and last breaths on the day they are born another two point six million are still born newborns in pakistan have the least chance of survival with one in twenty two dying within their first month of life central african republic afghanistan somalia and list so throw around out the top five nations were infant struggle to stay alive the average mortality rate is twenty seven deaths in every one thousand births more than eighty percent of newborn deaths are the result of premature birth complications during labor and delivery infections poverty conflict and weak institutions are being blamed those with the best chance of survival are
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babies born in japan iceland and singapore compared with those countries newborns in the riskiest places are fifty times more likely to die there has been some success in reducing child deaths the number of dying before their fifth birthday has halved over the past twenty five years but millions more could be saved if mothers and babies had access to affordable quality health care good nutrition and clean water. in the central african republic one in twenty four babies dies before they're even a month old the unicef reports ranked ca are second in the world in newborn baby deaths it says many women are unable to access health care due to a conflict that's displaced nearly half the population catherine soy reports. new life in the second worst country in the wild for a child to be born in the only pediatric hospital in central african republic
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nasa's and sure that babies little hearts keep beating of the roughly thirty children born each day in this hospital in the capital bondi an average of two die it's a free government hospital taking in hundreds of patients daily but medical supplies are hard to come by the hospital is understaffed and badly needs more specialist doctors. dr goddy chrysostom is one of just five pediatricians in the whole country he says they try the best they can to keep mothers and their children alive . see central african republic in regions in the or depend on this hospital for special raised again we are in a crisis we. know that centers because this attrition is not sustainable. example arisa cradles her son in a human incubation care system called kangaroo it helps premature babies when there
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is no incubator baby man doris tween brother died when they were born arlie zambia has been assured that men die or will be fine but you are is about him and how for the children back home only a third party where. my husband doesn't work i do casual work if my children fall that means all the money goes to hospital bills then what we ate. the children here are lucky to get some help the farther you get away from bondi the more desperate they have to ration medical aid agencies are helping but even thing can be everywhere doctors without borders and the international medical corps support this hospital in bria in the north east after months of fighting between rival armed groups the hospital is now not just taking in patients but has also off holidays and families that have fled from their homes there are places where the. groups continue to stand in the way of accessing people but we also have.
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funding issues we don't have all the resources that we need. for example for the area of maternal and natal health back in the bungie children hospitals kangaroo ward as they call it the new mothers continue to bond with the little ones and hope they'll get to see all the milestones catherine saw al-jazeera bria central african republic was to one person is the chief of health and unicef is joining us now live from new york we appreciate your time sir thank you very much indeed these figures of course are alarming in the pictures we've been watching are disturbing as well but without wanting to oversimplify the situation is there anything in this report that we couldn't really know already i think it's a combination of actually people not accessing health facilities health facilities
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not having the right simple things like running water so basic drugs and equipment lack of competent staff and actually lack of women state literacy in women so it's sort of a combination of several bad factors. given the fact that there are so many different factors and of course as we were hearing in catherine's report there as well we're also talking about conflicts and displaced people and so on how can an organization like unicef bring in a kind of global campaign if you like when the wrist so many different elements that have to be dealt with i think we want to bring the attention actually to governments donors and actually civil society and communities at large that by actually giving people access to health facilities where competent health workers are working where those health workers are able to wash their hands and have basic equipment and drugs and where girls go to school and don't fall pregnant as adolescents where women have
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a sufficient status that's when also when you actually solve these issues so it might be more complicated than other issues but it's definitely not rocket science so we think it's within the grasp of everyone every country actually to achieve this. do you think that there is an inability to deal with this problem or an unwillingness to deal with this problem in the part of governments particularly. now i think governments should commit sufficient resources some of the governments actually that are worst off spend less than one percent of the gross domestic product on health care in the national recommendation is to spend at least five percent if you couple that with training competent health workers giving them a chance to wash their hands as they were stepping in to deliver babies and having basic equipment drugs getting breastfeeding going within an hour and sending girls to school i think it's within within reach of all governments to do that and it's
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also within reach of civil society and communities to demand that of their politicians and governments from courtesans unicef chief of health thank you very much indeed for speaking to us on all jews here. the palestinian president will tell the u.n. security council in tuesday that he wants to set up a new international alliance to mediate with the israelis mahmoud abbas is abandoning a quarter of a century old policy of accepting the u.s. is the main intermediary that follows president donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital but at smith reports from ramallah and the occupied west bank. donald trump's promise of the deal of the century turned into what the palestinian president called the slap of the century it's forced mahmoud abbas and his team back to the drawing board. has been involved in palestinian policy making for decades he now believes the u.s. is losing its dominant role in the world in
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a world that is changing i mean the calculation is not only on our wishes it's also our and that is is what's going on in the world including what israel now practices israel is seeking very much better relations with the russians when the chinese was the indians with the japanese israel itself knows that the world is changing and it cannot ignore these other important forces abbas has been telling leaders from europe russia china and elsewhere that he wants them to have a role in mediation with the israelis while retaining u.s. involvement. for any new form to work though the israelis would have to be willing to take part with trump at his back there seems little incentive for now the prime minister binyamin netanyahu to change tack i doubt that can be and the renewal of the peace process especially that the alternative sponsorship will be refused by israel we will witness
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a period of no process no solution what's a period i mean probably the coming one to two years at least a massive fairly bleak outlook isn't it that's right but this is less harmful to the palestinians from continuing with a process in which the sponsor of the united states might come up with a proposal. that can be even more harmful than the continuity of the current difficult and political reality that we're living angle with donald trump's recognition of jerusalem is israel's capital came with criticism of the palestinian leadership for depending on u.s. mediation for the last twenty five years it's felt the pressure to come up with an alternative we have no other option we don't want to go back to violence we are not abandoning our commitment to the peace process and when you do that then you really
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have to find a new international alliance a new legal methods and ways and means of really saving our country from being totally overtaken by the israeli colonial project as the palestinians cast around for a new mediation the reality on the ground is that illegal settlements are expanding day by day eating up more and more occupied time is not on the palestinian side but it's with al-jazeera in the occupied west bank. one of us president donald trump's key campaign pledges was that he would fight the establishment and in his words drain the swamp more than a year on a number of scandals are making people question whether trump and his team are making good on their promise to call him reports. it was a huge selling point for then candidate donald trump they. say he alone could change the system if we win on november eighth we are going to drain
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the swamp in washington d.c. he said this time was going to be different gone were the days of the powerful enriching themselves at the expense of the people they were supposed to serve but ethics watchdogs say the swamp is getting swamp here by the day on tuesday his son john jr will head to india he'll give a policy speech and in the same trip offer buyers of trump apartments a chance to sit down and have dinner with him so help me god congratulations mr president. there are also new questions about his inauguration a personal friend of his wife's was reportedly paid twenty six million dollars to help plan events for it her company was set up six weeks before the swearing in and members of his cabinet are facing their own scandals the veterans affairs secretary had the government pay for him in his wife's trip to europe an internal report found his chief of staff lied about the expense and has since left the agency and
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the administrator of the environmental protection agency is also under fire all government workers have to fly coach but he spent tens of thousands of dollars flying in first class the e.p.a. says it was a security precaution because in the past regular citizens have told him they don't like what he's doing to the environment ethics observers call all of it unprecedented when the tone said the top is that ethics don't matter you're going to have a number of different ethical violations and you're going to have public officials not particularly care if the rules are being violated trump is facing his own controversies his lawyer recently admitted to pain an adult film star one hundred thirty thousand dollars right before the election to keep quiet about an affair she had with. up soon after his wife had given birth and another woman says a tabloid paid her for the story of her past affair with trump in order to bury it drain the swamp in washington so i said it three days ago the place went crazy.
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they went crazy for a promise so far uncapped but it's not clear for his core supporters that this real news really matters. al-jazeera washington togo's government says it's releasing forty five political prisoners ahead of the next round of peace talks with the opposition the west african nation has seen months of protesting demanding president fighting nothing but a step down or bring in changes to the constitution and you round of negotiations have been suspended until friday mohamed atta reports. after months of a tense standoff that took at least government and opposition parties are finally agreed to hold talks broke up by gun us president not a coup for i do my time. is that simple to help assist in the dialogue between the various political lengthens
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of this country that talks i expect it to last ten days and discuss a range of issues including the reintroduction of the one thousand nine hundred two constitution that placed a limit on the number of times a president could serve two to a pulpit umble thought was approved by ninety nine percent of voters in a different. a coalition of fourteen parties and president. willing union for the republic party represented by seventy delegates which did little 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 people's demands and they won't be a solution if we don't speak openly and freely to each other. the two sides will also discuss a political transition on electoral reforms to goodies president phoniest seen there 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
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one thousand six to seven thousands took part in protests in august demanding political reforms which include limiting presidential tom's pleas to round election system and allowing that to police 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 the release of these prisoners as a precondition to an indigo situations mohammed i don't know. iranian state media say rescue teams have found the wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed in the zagros mountains 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 on mt dana and bads conditions politicians in
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iceland are trying to make a male circumcision illegal saying it's child abuse a draft law would impose a six year prison sentence on anyone found guilty of the practice for non-medical reasons it's triggered outrage among religious groups who argue it's an attack on their freedoms the first major u.s. department store to sell head scarves for muslim woman is facing a backlash macy's has unveiled a collection of his jobs by a fashion photographer who said she struggled to find modest clothing after converting to islam some twitter users are accusing the retailer of promoting a symbol of oppression for a woman but other customers are hailing the decision saying it promotes diversity. of all my football coach has been jailed for thirty years for abusing eleven young players in the u.k. barry 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 in the one nine hundred
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eighty s. and and 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 only six hundred g.m.t. on tuesday still ahead on al-jazeera find out who stole the show and basketball's i knew it was showcase for its best players.
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it's time for the sports here's andy.
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williams. well for the first time in twenty years a gold medal has been shed at the olympics canada and germany couldn't be separated in the two month bumps like 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 and failure at the olympics but the two men bobsled to produce that rarest of sporting outcomes namely two winners. germany and canada posted the exact same time up to four runs meaning both teams get a gold medal this has happened three times in the limbic history of the event the last time was
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a nine hundred ninety eight to one canada's shared gold with its elite. canada will also have a shot at gold in the women's hockey is through to the final after beating the olympic athletes from russia five month thing for the fourth successive elim pics 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 there and since 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 first time with twenty eight medals in all this is already norway's most successful winter olympics sun how much all does there confirmation here of noise place at the
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top of the medals table they finished second in twenty fourteen behind russia who've been banned from these games for dumping offenses falling more golds up for grabs on choose day or 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 in sanctioning the olympic winter games during 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 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
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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 at defender fabien delf sense of just before half time and full advantage a goal from will great 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 big task who tops their qualifying group buy in of one last thirteen games in all competitions. so open up its offices decency dot we have to focus on tomorrow we have to face the european top team
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since 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 tash and we need to do with a good result here at home. now a game in brazil billed as the pay star we didn't quite manage to live up to its name it featured no less than nine red cards the fixture between bahia and that sawyer has a reputation for violence on and off the pitch in this game exploded in so life just after half time a brawl involving both things resulted in a long delay in seven players being cents off the referee eventually ended proceedings a little later on when victoria had their fifth play at red card. bubba 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 the thirty nine year old american winning the
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genesis open here by two strokes. it's tense. that means a lot my goal has always been to get ten wins and so this got to my tenth win. or so many emotions got 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 had an. m.v.p. potential for the team. that looked like changing changing too soon or knocking the
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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 desist overnight for ross and westbrook to increase the lead by three. teams deafened could have levelled it but blew the chance lebron fired 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 it breaks down i was able to do that and that's that i mean that's the beauty of being on the floor were a bunch all stars it doesn't always work that way but when you have all stars were guys a high i.q. and guys that want to play the game and play the game the right weight and it works out for the best now that the fund is over it's back to the race to the playoffs for the n.b.a.'s best al-jazeera. ok high school is looking. people in
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greece have been pelting each other before or at the end of carnival season this is the so-called flower war in the town of election day marks the start of the christian holiday of lent it's the show carries up next matheson thanks for being with me live now. in the final. and monday put it well on the. u.s.
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and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for the dry river beds like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the your. monitor the truck quantified i'm valued missing data big new car fold up on your data your identity is a commodity and you have to understand where i'm from when it come from outside it's time to reclaim our cyber so you have to put in them a something that can all be sold we are creators we are oculus we are geeks give us back our data at this time on and does eat up the.
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al-jazeera. where every. lucky to be alive you know nobody's going to blow up your children are among over eighty five killed in syrian government airstrikes on rebel held in eastern canada . tensions escalate further in syria's north as turkey warns the offside government against helping the kurds in a free.

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