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that there are people that there are 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. you know. this is al-jazeera. hello i'm rob my face and this is the news our live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes i'm going to schools how many children have to get shot fiore and
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frustration as president trump meet students and families of victims of the florida school shooting. i don't see we can let's scenes go on after india's horrendous wait as the outrage grows over the bloodbath in syria's eastern russia calls for an emergency un security council meeting. when are we going to have a stop to this four years after over two hundred girls were kidnapped by boko haram in nigeria another brazen attack on a school. and the billy graham one of the most influential christian preachers of the twentieth century dies aged ninety nine. families in classmates of victims of last week's school shooting in florida have given vent to their anger and frustration with gun laws at a meeting with the u.s.
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president at the white house donald trump has heard their pleas for reform and has responded with ideas of his own including giving guns to teachers i do jocasta reports from washington d.c. . a meeting with the president dominated by emotions and raw pain i'm very angry that this happened because it keeps happening nine eleven happened once and they fix everything how many schools how many children have to get shot it stops here with this administration and me this man's daughter was shot nine times at stillman douglas high school in florida last week this student lost his friend i turned eighteen the day after i woke up to the news that my best friend was gone. and i don't understand why i could still go in a store and buy a weapon of war. described as
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a listening session by the white house trump joined by his vice president and secretary of education said all ideas to prevent future school shootings are on the table that includes arming teachers an attack has lasted on average about three minutes it takes five to eight minutes for responders for the police to come in so the tack is of if you had a teacher with who was adept at firearms they could very well in the attack very quickly anybody like the students and parents invited to meet the president were hand-picked by the administration some said security and better mental health should be main priority. but outside the white house students who continued their protest wednesday were united in their opposition to guns we will continue to try to get gun legislation until congress which is why the
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white house was trump said during his meeting with shooting survivors that this was no longer the time for just talk as in the past but elected by a pro-gun base and backed by the powerful gun lobby it remains to be seen just health far trouble go to bring meaningful reform heidi joe castro al-jazeera washington and florida over last week's shooting took place deputy sheriffs who patrol the school grounds have now been told to carry rifles the state has at the center of a big student mobilization against gun violence on tuesday thousands of them gathered outside the republican controlled legislature in the state capital tallahassee to demand change and it was their. the survivors of last week's school shooting in parkland would not alone when they came to florida state capital
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chants of no more guns and never again rung out as crowd swells. many of these students have spent the past few days attending funerals of form and classmates that determination to change u.s. gun laws is a rallying call for activists across the nation you sent thoughts and prayers as your remedy but refused to take action. well members of the legislature i am proud to announce i took your advice i have been praying i have been praying for you. was. i to bring you that you look in the mirror and figure out your priorities. i presume that you signed the no n.r.a. money pledge and so many of them out there. now. unless some gun owners and now destroying their assault rifles in videos that have gone viral
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others a turning them into authorities but on wednesday florida's politicians rejected a bill that would have banned assault rifles an indication of just how challenging any change will be that person who died because of an iowa fifteen. was. you because you sat yesterday you had a chance to stop them and you took that chance the way i was there i don't like bush don't mind. you might but it. was time to background checks and better mental health screening a widely supported by the us public since the voices of children may make a difference they have to understand that this is really affected everyone not just us the kids in the school it's affected the whole community and they need to listen to us and we're we're smart we can we can talk for ourselves we're not just
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children we can you know we can make it what you have here is a new generation of voices determined to make themselves heard and right now the world is listening but any change lays firmly at the doorsteps of politicians the next move is their lives and the expectations of perhaps higher than they've ever been and gallacher al-jazeera tallahassee florida tony dexter is a board member a woman against gun violence and she strongly disagrees with trump's idea to on teachers. it's a terrible and dangerous idea on our board of directors we also have los angeles police department and sheriff's detectives we get to go back to the l.a. crime lab which is the largest crime lab in the nation and work with forensic scientists who are experts in ballistics and firearms and i specifically asked them could a civilian stop a mass shooter they told me that police only have an eighteen percent accuracy rate
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for hitting a live target during a live shooting the reason for that is that when you're in a life shooting situation you go into fight or flight mode you have tunnel vision your hearing is impaired time slows down your fine motor coordination is impaired so where expecting america's teachers who are by the way underpaid and under appreciated to now become the nation's swat team it's a really unfair ask and it's a dangerous ask. despite growing condemnation syrian government bombs continue to rain down on the rebel held district of eastern huta near damascus more than three hundred people have been killed since sunday the head of the united nations has called the situation in east and go to hell on earth our diplomatic editor james bays will have more on that but first a harder look so what's happening on the ground. there is no frontline in eastern
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huta. residential neighborhoods have become battlegrounds the syrian government and its allies are bombing the besieged rebel enclave into submission. the suburb of damascus is under attack well look. we heard a plane overhead the messiah landed people were torn into pieces i was with my nephew and we were both injured what i heard was the sound of an ambulance and i found myself here hundreds killed hundreds more injured the united nations says makeshift hospitals are being hit some are now out of service there is a humanitarian crisis and there is nowhere to hide. there is no safe place i tried to convince my parents to say in the first floor of our building thinking it would be safer but they told me there's no difference because buildings are being flattened in the strikes. the government military reinforcements to the
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frontlines around the besieged enclave the pro-government newspaper says the bombing campaign comes ahead of what it said will be a vast operation which may start on the ground at any time. the thousands of rebels there are promising to repel any advance a ground offensive will not be easy the government and its allies have repeatedly tried to storm in the past the rebels have strong defenses and an underground tunnel network that they use to their advantage. for the syrian government and its allies. to the capital. even. pointing to the presence of. using civilians as human shields and of what it calls armed provocations. many
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including the un are warning the battle for eastern could turn into a repeat of the battle for aleppo. the battle for aleppo lasted for months there was so much suffering among the civilian population before a ceasefire deal was reached that involved a mass evacuation the people of eastern fear they could face the same fate. beirut. the security council met to discuss the un's charter the governing document of the world organization the charter drawn up over seventy years ago gives the council the key role of maintaining peace and security a job it's miserably failed to do over the last seven years in syria as it met once again divided and impotent some of the worst violence of the war as eastern ghouta
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was once again bombarded four and a thousand people that believe. in hell on earth and so my appeal to all those involved. is for any immediate suspension of all war activities in eastern guta there were in fact for one day two secretaries general in new york mr good terraces preterist says a bang ki-moon had also been invited to speak he also expressed concern at the continued bloodshed in the syrian situation you really have must come to an end it's going to be a seventy year going for a come march tenth even the seventh year appearing daughter seven years a sore many civilian population have been killed there is now a new peace effort the ambassador of sweden hopes to bring a new draft resolution to a vote in the council in the coming days we're asking for
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a cessation of hostilities for thirty days throughout syria throughout syria forty or forty eight hours after that access for weekly u.n. humanitarian and convoys aid aid convoys to the areas in need particularly urgent busy areas russia had blocked previous efforts to get a resolution on a cease fire in eastern guta facing mounting criticism and bassa vasoline the benzine has now himself called for a security council meeting on the situation on thursday the charter which the un has actually been discussing is in effect the constitution of the world body it begins we the peoples of the united nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war now compare those words to the pictures from eastern guta history is bound to judge that in recent days and over the past seven
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years the u.n. has failed the people of syria james pays out his era of the united nations. russia's military says talks with syrian rebels to end the conflict in eastern who's a have broken down and says opposition fighters are ignoring calls to surrender and they're preventing civilians from leaving the area meanwhile the russian foreign minister stressed that dialogue with all parties is necessary to stop the bloodshed you know pretty much the book. it's necessary for all the external players with no exceptions especially those who have a presence in syria to realize how necessary it is to start a dialogue with the syrian government within the principle of its sovereignty and territorial integrity. nigerian officials say dozens of schoolgirls are feared missing following an attack by boko haram fighters in a village in your state this is a picture from the school induction where they did a head count after the incident there are conflicting reports that some girls have
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been found after fleeing the attack and that some may have been rescued by the military and twenty fourteen the armed group abducted more than two hundred seventy girls from the town of chibok i'm going to address has more from a degree in northeast nigeria. well there are differing accounts as to exactly what happened at the government goes school in depth in your b. state initial reports say the fight is went into town started fighting sporadically in there and then went to the school raided the school food store but nobody was taken then a day later after the attack at least one student told local media that you saw some of our colleagues being taken away so when the fighters moved into the institution members of staff of the school and the girls killed the first and ran into the bushes then reports emerged that more than ninety have been unaccounted for from then there were reports that some of the girls will fall out have found their way back into town and back into the school bus to the school now some parents also approached the school authorities telling them that in fact some of
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their daughters have made found their way home so the obvious to become an issue a statement saying that at least fifty students have been unaccounted for as of the time it released that statement but said the military and other security services are coming the bush is trying to rescue those who fled and found their way why they actually couldn't get home now this is coming at a time when there are still up to one hundred schoolgirls kidnapped in two thousand and fourteen in chibok and now a lot of people are perceive us to exactly what happened and many people are complaining as to why there was no clear statement more than twenty four hours after the attack but his university is co-founder of the bring back our girls movement and she says military operations against boko haram have not stopped school kidnappings. to what extent is the winning of the war against boko haram effective and that is because while we no longer hear of bomb blast with quincy
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with which we used to hear them while we are rescuing the nigerian military lot of the austerity that have been with boko haram why were negotiating for some of them to come back where communities are being abused and schools are being opened it puts on the question the extent to which these communities are still safe the extent to which schools in particular are still safe enough for our children to go to school if the syrian large scale of our doctrine that happened earlier in fourteen twenty fourteen where two hundred seventy six girls were taken if that was possible the question of act now also is what has been put in place so far by the nigerian government our security forces are not up for a starter to ensure that we don't have that kind of large scale of abduction. plenty more ahead in the news including thousands rallying against the government in argentina but the protest organizer is accused of having alterian motives. from
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refugee to vo ip we'll tell you the story of one very special korean man. and in sports a norwegian skier becomes the most successful winter olympian in history with all the over details. now it could be a dramatic turn in the corruption case against israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu reports say that one of his former confidence will now testify against him shlomo filled a former director of the communications ministry was arrested on sunday israeli media is reporting he's likely to get a lighter sentence in return for his cooperation investigators say there is sufficient evidence to indict netanyahu over the findings of an investigation into government benefits offered to
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a telecom giant bandit smith is in west jerusalem with the latest. until now benjamin netanyahu is in a circle of friends confidants and colleagues has kept a tight circle around the prime minister if shlomo filbert gives evidence against netanyahu then this really is the first fish or the first crack in that tight circle filbert was a former head of the communications ministry he was put there by netanyahu he's been arrested along with executives from bezerk telecom the largest telecommunications company in israel and the police suspect that bezerk got regulatory favors from netanyahu is government and in return netanyahu got favorable coverage on one of the most popular news websites in israel that was controlled by a former chairman of besuch so it is prepared to say this in evidence against netanyahu then he is in serious trouble there are two other corruption allegations of corruption cases against netanyahu the police believe there's enough evidence to
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prosecute him on those with israel's attorney general it up to the internally general to make the final decision on whether netanyahu will be prosecuted on those cases the head of the u.n. agency serving palestinian refugees in gaza warns it can't guarantee food support to be on the end of june it's blaming major funding cuts by the united states and there's a growing concern that the deteriorating humanitarian situation could spark a conflict with israel before such reports. nearly a million people in gaza rely on food aid handed out by the un agency charged with the care of refugees from historic palestine and the descendants is facing a funding crisis after the us transferred only sixty million in a planned one hundred twenty five million dollars payment. annorah had been expecting a further two hundred twenty five million dollars from the u.s. this year now it fears that figure could instead be zero we are safe for the first
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couple of months in the year but if we don't get this shortfall made up by either the americans changing their mind or new money coming in during the second half of the year we will have to face some difficult decisions already funded projects such as this q eighty back to school are continuing and eleven countries have acted to help fill the funding gap that by fast tracking existing commitments not pledging new money israel's army chief has reportedly warned that a humanitarian crisis is a growing security risk calling for a steep increase in aid to decrease the chance of war israel is part of the problem israel is the one who is imposing siege blockade. limiting the number of items that enter the gaza strip so israel must put that into its good policy instead of asking the international community to intervene there is some welcome intervention in gaza's health sector the united arab emirates is finalizing a two million dollar pledge to fuel hospital generators for four months earlier
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this week qatar's goes envoy announced a nine million dollars package that also included medicine and fuel for the event ended in a demonstration of just how desperate gaza's poorest really are as he was bundled away in the face of spontaneous protest so the tension is really wanting to hear members of the queen a stopper they want to strike for starters i know that unpaid wages have prostration is really erupting they were hoping for some kind of announcement from the cow to raise including the payment of those were. ages those hopes of being dashed and there are angry. five months pay is owed by private contractors who themselves are not being paid by the government because of the continuing delays and reconciliation between hamas and rival faction fatah. came together and we expected him to solve our problems because we believe the stone nation came about because we raise our voices but he denied our rights and didn't give us any help.
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our dear husband in their six children surely need help they were evicted from their home three months ago now they share this shelter with her brother's family sleeping on this broken down floor three to four hours a day no working lavatory no money coming in just one family enduring the cruelty of gaza's slow collapse harry force at al jazeera gaza. tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have shut down the center of argentina's capital want to say they're angry at president starting measures but there are questions around the motives of the protests organizer that is about reports on the demonstration. they belong to one of argentina's most powerful labor unions. thousands of truck drivers that on wednesday took over the streets of when our societies they responded to the call of their leader. who for decades has been one of the most influential men in argentina. the government doesn't understand that we the
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workers want the country in peace but they have to understand that in order to have peace you do it with decent salaries for their families can feed their children this is what we are demanding. is now a target of a crusade against corruption which has already landed members of previous presidential administrations and other union leaders in jail economic. and demonstration is but in. being used by the truck driver as you to protect him from the corruption accusations around him by people here in the fifty's that best growth that happens a lot of people are very worried about economic situation. and that's why people have decided to march against what they say is a government that rules for the rich. mining would have since they took office there's been no one single policy to help the working class
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a rising utility services transport and gas there are no measures for those who need it the most. says she came here to demand help for her daughter who suffers from down syndrome she has not received a subsidy in five months. they took the pincian away from us i was able to cover only one month three. and i need it because i don't have a job. came to power a little over two years ago with a promise to tackle inflation and fight corruption but his popularity has suffered in recent months after implementing this. and the passing of a pension reform. big government needs to transition out of this period but even though it's bad it isn't as bad as it could have been because on the other side there is a divided opposition the for now poses no real challenge. mackie's main challenge continues to be to improve argentina's economy demonstrations like this one show
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that there are many who are not happy with what he has done so far. the family of the late u.s. evangelist pastor billy graham says the public will have the opportunity to pay their last respects for two days at his casket ahead of a private funeral and us preacher died at the age of ninety nine on why the state he was credited with delivering his summons to more individuals than anyone else in history tom ackerman looks back at his life. the largest ten ever erected for a revival meeting billy graham came to national prominence as a thirty year old when he attracted thousands of people to a three month long prayer rally you know tent pitched in downtown los angeles i do not believe in any man. that any man can fall of the problems of life without jesus christ. already you know. it was
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a message that the charismatic southern baptist minister continued to spread by harnessing the power of radio and then television i'm praying that this hour will be really on our decision for you and i mean to constitute a company graham by the mid one nine hundred fifty s. graham had expanded his range to europe where he conducted mass rallies in sports stadiums even if they want to leave any good advice you have come short and often or i should meet graham's appeal was to some measure due to his focus on more moderate religious doctrines and never seeking to convert people to a sectarian christian faith but he spoke out strongly against communism bringing his ministry to the soviet union a decade before its fall we were certain that it would open future dollars for claiming the gospel not only in the soviet union but throughout the eastern world at home graham broke with his own church's tradition and held racially mixed rallies in the legally segregated south carolina no i am alive down to as well as
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in apartheid south africa billy graham welcomes president johnson to his crusade for christ a confidant of ten u.s. presidents and graham only endorsed one in the campaign richard nixon he later called it a mistake and in two thousand and two his reputation for tolerance was marred with the release of secret white house audiotapes recording graham agreeing with nixon's critical comments about jews early on. and on and by the. way. i don't know that although i didn't get out. here. graham apologized for those remarks saying he was never an anti semite in his old age graham was asked what about those like. the jews the muslims who don't believe it's a cogs her hands are. you don't judge them you know the whole thing is about jesus
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a country preacher whose mastery of modern communication set an example for other men and women of religion to follow. tom ackerman al-jazeera. lots more still ahead and al-jazeera the vatican's investigation into sex abuse by a paedophile priest in chile faces a setback. al jazeera joins greenpeace is it launches an expedition to protect the antarctic. and in sports manchester united i a place that champions league quarter finals sun is going to have all the latest. by the spring time flowers of a mountain late. to the first snowfall on a winter's day. however seen some rather unsettled weather developing across central and southern parts of china recently lawley winds coming in behind them and
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into solidly wins the areas forced to rise account down into the ground and of seats a very heavy rain here as we go on through thursday then that wet weather will diminish somewhat as we go into friday still a few showers looking around the southern coast but this is southerly wind that will win out at this day to twenty celsius in hong kong temperatures starting to pick up and should turn a little drier out a little brighter but to try and dry weather into southeast asia meanwhile the usual way to the day showers brewing up a bully probably seeing the liveliest of the showers still some big downpours on the cards there for a indonesia jakarta looking a little unsettled once again thirty one celsius the top temperature we'll see a few showers over towards. the next and the showers perhaps becoming a little more extensive as we go on through friday one of the showers across the nicobar islands the out of it all is pushing over towards southern parts of the bingo tells of a little more cloud just clipping is creeping its way towards flag but for the most
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part south asia looks fine and a lot of sunshine coming for look out for the northwest of india cloud does develop looking rather gray for much of pakistan. the weather sponsored by cats own and weighs. in the heart of the amazon the believe in family is cliques and lives in peril to harvest brazil nuts. that means canceling the congo to the capital is an even more dangerous challenge. risking its will then libya. at this time on al jazeera. and monday put it well on the. us 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
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days looking forward to for dr evil bad case one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country have been truly unable to escape the war. you're watching all jazeera reminder of our top story this hour people affected by gun violence in the u.s. have urged president donald trump to improve gun laws during a meeting at the white house trump has told them he supports the idea of arming teachers if they receive special training. ahead of the u.n. has called for i mean media calls to attacks on syria as he still holds
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a saying civilians there are living in hell on syrian and russian air raids have killed more than three hundred people since sunday nigerian officials say dozens of schoolgirls are feared missing following an attack by boko haram fighters on a village. northeastern state there are conflicting reports that some girls have been found after fleeing the attack and that someone may have been rescued by the military. ok more now on one of our top stories the war in syria turkey is warning that fighters loyal to the government of president bashar al assad will face serious consequences for entering a flee in to help the kurds the fighters apparently entered the area on tuesday but ankara says they were pushed back by its forces some of binge every it has this report. the focus of the fight for control in syria's north these are fighters of the free syrian army backed by turkey they've been
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pushing out the kurdish forces who were in control here. but now they also face a new opponent city and reinforcements. this is the moment. media reported that. the city around twenty vehicles carrying the men were seen responding to the call for help from a goodish. against hickeys military offensive. the syrian popular forces and we have come here to support our people the civilians in africa who have been ensuring the fiercest of attacks from the ottomans occupies past and present we came to africa because. we are one syrian people but most of them retreated pushed back by turkish artillery shells. some of the syrian militia men managed to reach the kurdish area it's a strange union between groups who are not so long ago were fighting each other but they both have their reasons the kurds on the back foot in a free and the government sees the turkish incursion as an opportunity and. i'm.
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right that we are countering action and opposing its aggression enough and northern syria we call on the kurdish and the arabs to unite and stick to the stance i want to stress that the syrian government forces will do. tree. the turkish president says the operation has entered a new phase and is adamant that his forces will control within days he says the alliance between kurdish fighters and syrian militias will have no impact on turkey's offensive in the region. yesterday in the talks with russian leader putin and iranian president rouhani who had an agreement on these matters unfortunately as you know these kinds of terror going to zation sometimes take wrong steps but the decisions to take by themselves it is not possible for us to allow this we will pay a heavy price for this. after the defeat of isis in northern syria russia iran the syrian government the united states and turkey are all competing for influence and
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control and the difficulty in a free is the latest front line turkey says its month long advance is being slow to try and avoid civilian casualties but syrians across the country continue to suffer in a war with no end in sight some of the other there are. fifteen people have been killed in an air strike by the saudi led coalition in northern yemen and locals say the strike hit two cars and a truck traveling along a road south of sada it's damaged the main road linking the city to the yemeni capital sana'a the alliance is trying to oust the rebels who control much of the country's north ten thousand people have been killed since the conflict began in twenty fifteen. of the winter olympics opening ceremony a few special volunteers handpicked by the south korean government sat alongside the president two of them were north korean refugees they were brought to the south during the korean war by american troops in the largest humanitarian sea convoy in
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u.s. history that tasha spoke to one of. song yang young occupies a special place in korean history you might say it's his birthright but he wasn't even aware of the unique circumstances regarding his start in life until his late forty's there i couldn't visit not all i knew before that i was that i was born on the ship i almost died but it was same. it was december one thousand nine hundred fifty six months into the korean war there was a refugee catastrophe in the making in hung them north korea after being surrounded american and south korean troops were forced to retreat by sea an estimated one hundred thousand north koreans followed desperate to escape the violence over the next two weeks about ninety ships would transport the refugees on board one of those ships five babies were born in
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a dark airless standing room only cargo hold so was the first babies would become known as the kimchi five it is the largest amphibious evacuation of civilians under combat conditions in american history and it's unheard of even a war people can and do listen to their better angelus. during the chaos of the escape sun's parents left his brother and sister behind to stay with an uncle they never realized the separation would become permanent son says his parents cried every day until their deaths cooper masonic i'm not watching that my heart was torn apart i wanted to meet my siblings i used to wonder why this happened to my family when other families could live in. when the south korean olympic committee selected song to become
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a special volunteer during the olympics this time he would witness history at an arm's length he was in the v.i.p. area during the opening ceremony just a few meters away was kim jong un sister kim jong the first member of the north korean ruling family to step foot on south korean soil since the war come home or when i saw the north korean delegation i felt histology about my home and wonder what it would be like to visit north korea so one has no idea if his siblings are alive but he hopes he can fulfil his father's dying wish scrawled on his baby photo to travel to the north find his brother and sister and finally unite the family separated so painfully almost sixty eight years ago natasha going to. pakistan's highest court has banned former prime minister now by saudi from serving
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as head of his political party before the ousted last year following allegations of corruption the decision could spell the end of his political career as reports from islamabad. for the second time debuggers county court has your rule that mr and i wife sherry who was the country's prime minister and earlier disqualified by the supreme court after corruption allegations against him in the panama papers scandal however. the ruling party was then able to board those legislation through parliament making amendments through the election act of parliament whereby you know why shareef would be illegible to go ahead days party despite an earlier ruling by the supreme court that he could not do so a major setback for the ruling party the spokesman for the government saying that they were expecting they were date but it appeared that the ruling party stayed on
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a collision course redbud started you're dishy and know why cherie who is also facing charges of corruption is also facing trial in a national accountability court indeed a landmark war date for the prime minister which spared trouble for pakistan muslim league now watch led by the sherry south africa's opposition says the country's latest budget is an assault on the poor value added tax will go up to fifteen percent for the first time in more than twenty years he an elected president sitaram opposes government insists tough measures are necessary to repair the economy after years of mismanagement under his predecessor jacob zuma some of the miller reports from johannesburg. it was months of protests like these that often turned violent that put free education on the government's agenda. where not took part in protests that began in twenty fifteen and continued last year part of
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the reason the protest happened that the people who get into the system are themselves condemned in condemned to whether or not they finish because if you can't paint a lot of first year you can finish your degree you confirmation a degree you can get a job now the government to set aside five billion dollars to fund free education phasing in free also ups or dies education over five years the plan announced in the budget speech targets poor and working class households free education is one of the main priorities this year some africa has an unemployment rate of more than twenty six percent there has been a slight improvement in the past year but what is of most concern to many here is that more than a third of people under the age of thirty five don't have jobs. the budget speech didn't however say much about job creation instead focusing on increasing government revenue by hiking value added tax and cutting spending by eight billion
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dollars over three years government has made significant changes to the fiscal framework for this. new text messages raise than it does not a thirty six billion linden two in the eighteen nineteen may lead to a higher vet rate in the low inflation that just means two personal income tax brackets. the government is facing a balancing act of trying to raise money to cut spending all the while protecting the poor it's promising to raise social grants but also increase the fuel levy making transport more expensive class war here is getting intense now we've seen this country rise to the highest level of inequality for wealth and income in the world and the world economic forum rates our workers the angriest pricewaterhouse coopers regularly rates our businesses as the most corrupt they have the fifth highest profit rate in the world as about africa works to further improve its
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economy it is however battling some uncertainty within its finance department is much speculation that the finance minister may be on his way out after last week's resignation of president jacob zuma malusi gigaba too has been accused of corruption and outside influence in government decisions. al-jazeera johannesburg. police have declared a curfew in central colombia after writing broke out over revelations about former fox rebels the government surveilled a supermarket chain has been used as a front for hiding fark assets now that's prompted large protests on the targeting of super condie stores the connection could mean the fark would be in breach of a peace deal for under reporting their assets but only sixteen agreement ended fifty years of civil war in colombia. a special envoy sent to chill a by pope francis to investigate cover ups in a sex abuse scandal has been hospitalized to put more pressure on the vatican it's
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already under fire for not being seen to doing enough to deal with allegations of abuse by a catholic priest is here in human reports from the capital. hours before he was taken to hospital for emergency gall bladder operation the vatican's most experienced sex crimes investigator explained the high profile mission that brought him to chile if. francis sent me to collect useful information concerning monsignor one barrel. he was referring to this bishop accused of covering up sex abuses committed by chile's most notorious pedophile priest the well documented abuses took place in the seminary of the church that you see behind me and it was the pope's stubborn defense of bishop during his recent trip here to chile that unleashed widespread criticism that his promise of zero tolerance of abuses in the church was a mere public relations exercise under pressure to address the worst crisis of his
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papacy the pope dispatched his team of investigators to hear testimonies from those whom just weeks earlier he had accused of slander. and among them sex abuse survivor one hamilton. it's hard time that the dirt hidden under the rug comes out by meeting with the archbishop was respectful whatever happens the vatican will know the truth of what goes on in chile over the outcome ultimately depends on the pope a spanish priest to accompany the vatican's chief investigator has taken over the interviews while the archbishop recovers wednesday afternoon he heard testimonies from three parishioners a priest and a deacon from the city where the pope appointed bishop biros despite widespread protests. we want to tell others who also want to testify that we are confident that despite the archbishop's illness the investigation will continue with full guarantees of independence from chile as complicit church hierarchy. in chile some
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eighty priests have been accused of sexual abuse of minors according to the american n.-g. o. bishop. accountability the question many are asking now is whether this week's ongoing investigation is simply papal damage control or does it signal a new more convincing chapter in the catholic church is purported fight against ongoing clerical sex abuse you see in human i'll just see that sente have. a campaign is underway to turn a vast area of antarctic waters into the largest protected area on earth it's rich in biodiversity and it's untouched by human activity clarke reports from the greenpeace ships sailing into the wetlands seen in antarctica. so we're on board the arctic sunrise i think further and further south we've come through the antarctic found a by sexy i'm talking in smith we're now on the web will see but not yet at the point was that we're protected. for parallel but to get there we've got to get
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through all these eyes there's a lot of it around and we're finding these clear passages trying to we're always through the eye in a way that is happening is through the scope of the captain. right up there in the crows this you just. saw as he's looking for these leads these passages through the eyes which will guide us all who. are about as you can see it's just incredibly spectacular we've seen plenty of water life to the penguins or three around when he met with seals and even the old tale of the whale was appearing in. the reason we're on board is to follow that but he had a large part of the way into the tree a little bit and there i spoke to will we call him here on board the ocean's team leader or greenies it's just incredible ecosystems they have this label walk down that there are twelve pieces of whale some scientists of the modeling to suggest
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that more than fourteen thousand species living on either it's absolutely me even when i'm talking points you know coldest. on the planet and so far it's pretty much on touched by human activity the way we seem to stay that way we don't want krill fishing industry to expand into it we don't want any industry to expand into it and what will it be we have the opportunity to protect scientists in germany to pull together a proposal which is now being backed by the e.u. and the decision happens to some over whether it will be put off limits to human activity will be taliban so we'll keep pushing through this ice as best we can trying to reach the sixty four parallel. remains clear like this we can take this helicopter up and get it. every review of this magnificent ice skate here and on top of that in three or four days to head back up the east coast and then talk to prince and to these on staten island which is an area where a lot of cruel fishing is taking place and then we'll tell you told me it's
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a really rough drake passage back to south america. still ahead on al-jazeera find out how mark cavendish has crashed out of the abu dhabi tour.
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i'm of the latest from the winter olympics here son of. oh one of the world's most
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high profile when to act lisa says that john tango will almost certainly be her last olympics at thirty three as yvonne became the oldest alpine skiing medalist. bronze in the women's downhill hallman reports. lindsey vonn won her first and only olympic gold medal in the downhill in twenty ten in vancouver she has forty two backup wins but injuries playing the american in recent years and that meant the winning a bronze medal in the event one by italian city had gone just felt like a victory i wish i could keep going you know i it's truly an amazing opportunity every time i'm on the mountain they have so much fun and i wish i wish my body was a little bit younger. the united states won their first ever golden cross-country skiing climbing the women's two sprint free norway top groans meaning that marriage broke and became the most decorated winter olympian of all time with
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a fourteenth medal but the u.s. is mixed a continued as they were knocked out of the men's hockey competition by the czech republic no n.h.l. players were committed to competitive these games and it's the first time since two thousand and eight that the americans will miss the medal rounds it was one game in regulation and i don't think you're disappointed wondering what's wrong with your progress i think you proud of what your players did you proud of how we put this team together the women's bobsled event featured an african team at the winter olympics for the first time a milestone despite nigeria's last placing jamaica also made their women's day brew and manage the taint from the field of twenty despite a rocky games that sold at german coach quit germany won gold from the united states and the red to see for the netherlands on the speedskating track as they would be trying to buy japan in the women's team this year final home and i'll just era. well ten gold medals will be awarded on a massive day thirteen n.p.r.
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on thursday the highlights include mahela shifrin going for her second gold all of the games that in the women's alpine combined that women's final of the newest olympic snowboard event big will take place and it's usa versus canada in the women's hockey gold medal match nori currently atop the medal table with thirteen gold that's one better than second place germany canada the netherlands and the united states rounding out the top five to see united in severe have played out a goal of straw in the first leg of their round of sixteen tie in the champions league united goalie there with the made a number of key saves in that result in one says other first leg magic ukraine. don't ask to be thrown a two one french president in mind where my car has hosted the number of top
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football stars to promote sport as a tool for development in africa newly elected liberian president and football a great draw in the ivory coast the top goal scorer didier drogba. paris in paris for president jan infant tino's also in attendance as my call and asked the creation of a platform for international organizations to help professional athletes invest back into africa when. the war came to. we will do this. young child. will do but only two will for that piece of coal so you see the poor will schools. now it's often said that football is a game of two hof but there's not usually a month long delay between them thirty seven days in fact separated the portuguese league game between porto in estoril their january fifteenth encounter had to be
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abandoned the after cracker was found in estoril stadium the ground was given the all clear earlier this month and porto overcame a one goal deficit to four three one victory that gave them a five point lead at the top of the table. a month on from his long awaited return to the p.g.a. tour former world number one tiger woods is back on the u.s. ryder cup team as one of the vice captains the fourteen time major winner could also be selected as a player despite the woods currently being ranked outside the top five hundred but to name two more vice captains now would be steve stricker and tiger woods and when you look at our team room when you look at a lot of the youth that we have in the team room now with the younger players a lot of them became coffee sessions fell in love with the game of golf because they wanted to be they want to emulate tiger woods they wanted to play against him
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on the golf course and so to have him in the team. really being you know that humble guy that's ready to serve in the help them do whatever he can to play better means a lot of the material it's but he could be valuable as a player i mean i'm sure of it would want him playing honesty. but there's so much time to go i think the good news bad news for someone like tiger woods is he's played now what three or four events his event december into official events this year he had a great finish in san diego already talking radhika fry were already so that's the nature of being tiger woods. former cycling world champion mark cavendish has crashed out of the tour before it even started according to his team doctor this princess suffered a concussion off the falling heavily in the neutral zone at the start of the opening state thirty four year old britain who won the first stage last year was
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forced to pull out of the event european champion the alexander christophe but took the win. and that's what is full for me will have more later on so here robin's going to be up next on road matheson but for now. one of the really special things about working for al-jazeera is that even as
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a camera woman i get to have so much empathy and contribution to a story i feel we cover this region better than anyone else would be pushes you know it's very challenging liberally particularly because you have a lot of people that are divided on political issues. with the people we live to tell the real stories just mended is to do the work in-depth journalism we don't feel inferior to the audience across the globe. struggling with the effects of climate change sierra leone's drive season is on forgiving but compounded by corruption season months lives that are claiming most lives i don't remember every new wall when one thing would be one thousand in two minutes people in power investigates the effects of deforestation and illegal building and asks what the future holds if there's a north already failed to act the mountain will fall at this time on.
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