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the environment doesn't know any boundaries what goes up into the environment goes around the world. pushed on that it's a very modern way to do. and we've made poisons the measure of progress the domestic. circle of points this time on al-jazeera. al-jazeera. i know there are more this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. a vote on a cease fire in syria at the u.n.
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security council is delayed by a day of members wrangle over wording. meanwhile the people who plead for help another day of strikes and casualties also ahead. donald trump says the white house is imposing the largest set of sanctions ever on north korea trying to end its nuclear missile program. and former aide to donald trump agrees to cooperate with the inquiry into a nice russian meddling in u.s. politics. a syrian military bombardment of eastern looks set to continue after a u.n. vote on a humanitarian ceasefire was postponed until saturday more than four hundred forty civilians have died in six days of attacks on the rebel held enclave thanks to few moments we'll be hearing from james bays but first. reports on the situation on the
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ground in. a lot. to be done they call out for those left on another floor but in the dense dust and debris it's hard to see who's left the upper floor is on. the horizon of the doctor tell johnny to open his eyes so he can wash medical workers in eastern huta are calling for urgent assistance because of the continuous heavy bombardment . incendiary bombs are now appearing in the night skies weapons intended to start large fires when they hit the ground. people in bodies are pulled out from crevices between buildings the nearly four hundred thousand people in the besieged enclave are dying in their hundreds how to be a bad what's taking place in eastern is a genocide and a crime against humanity in violation of international and humanitarian law and the perpetrators should be held liable accountable and cannot escape punishment under
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any circumstances russia is to blame for directly being involved in the military campaign and even apartment graphic videos we've chosen not to show you contain body parts scattered in the aftermath of the latest onslaught by the assad government and its allies. the opposition holds russia and iran responsible. when the dust settles the destruction is clear people have been forced to live in underground shelters. one message to the security council is for a cease fire or truce for days airstrikes and bombardments of forced families and children into underground shelters we can't do anything we can't even go outside to get food but when the outside looks like this there aren't many places people can go to the ferocity of the bombardment and the arrival of troops on the outskirts of with are battling with fighters it's reminiscent of what happened to other rebel held parts in places like homs and aleppo entire populations were evacuated to new
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places in syria and people inside besieged with there have been cheering order of evacuation zones convinced that this is what is going to happen to them israel. does young. friend goes on for the people of the un is struggling to take action a vote on a draft resolution for thirty days in syria has been delayed. space has the details . old a frantic negotiations here at the united nations to try and get a security council resolution passed a great deal of the pressure on the russian ambassador vasoline who has problems with some of the language in the draft resolution drawn up by kuwait and sweden at one point the kuwaiti ambassador the president of the security council appeared with the other nonpermanent members of the so-called elected ten and he sounded
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upbeat we're still working on. the language on some of the but i get asked but we are almost there and we would like you know as have been holding as a president of the city council to thank actually the eaton for their support to a lot of votes and hopefully you are so close to adopt this illusion today throughout the day votes were scheduled then perspire own meetings were delayed towards the end of the day the u.s. ambassador nikki haley tweeted unbelievable that russia is stalling a vote on a ceasefire allowing humanitarian access in syria how many more people will die before the security council agrees to take up this vote let's do this tonight the syrian people can't wait but in the end the security council decided to postpone its vote until saturday this was the comment from the swedish ambassador i'm trying to facilitate and meaningful outcome of this security council so i can only protect
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what we're trying to do and that is to have a resolution adopted yesterday and now we have not achieved that i find that extremely frustrating given what we are faced with on the ground at the end of the day the russian ambassador was chatting with his syrian colleague bash i'll jaffrey it's still unclear whether any vote will actually take place and whether a vote will pass what is certain is that the syrian government bombardment for now will continue. days of heavy bombardment doctors say his medical infrastructure is on the verge of collapse twenty four specials and clinics have been hit this week lead to widespread claims of being deliberately targeted twelve health facilities have been temporarily closed during the surge in attacks and that's left just a dozen more open for a population of four hundred thousand momen is the director of research investigations the physicians for human rights and she joins us now from new york
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when you see the pictures coming out of the east and it seems extraordinary doesn't that the u.n. security council should be delaying any action to stop this devastation it's extraordinary but it is not out of what has happened over the course of this conflict russia has used its veto eleven times already to block any action on stopping the carnage in syria and what we're seeing you stand with that right now is certainly extreme but it is unfortunately not out of the ordinary more of the same that we've seen throughout this conflict physicians for human rights is one of the groups responsible for these big red billboards that have been put up outside of the u.n. headquarters in new york calling for action what's been the response to that campaign. so far what we're seeing is
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and this was positive some of some more action in terms of what we just heard the swedish ambassador say some more frustration open frustration by the ambassadors of the security council but as you've just heard there has been no resolution so far and it's it's incredibly reasonable it's cessation of hostilities aid for civilians it is medical. evacuations it's merely doing what's humane and even that cannot get through the security council so if it does get through this humanitarian cease fire does get what would be the most urgent need. right now there are a number of besieged populations hard to reach populations that haven't received food or medical supplies for a long time certainly not in an adequate quantities eastham who does one of those areas there are active bombardments in lipoma there are number of places where
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civilian populations have been under siege essentially for four years and it's urgent to get them a medical evacuations even the convoy that entered. last week did not take out people in need of urgent medical care so that's what we need to see first and foremost obviously the bombings have to stop and we've been seeing we've been seeing hospitals and medical facilities consistently targeted in this war what was left what is available to people who are just coming in to come and. in terms of medical facilities obviously as you've said there's a decimation of the medical infrastructure in syria we have seen targeting medical facilities throughout the conflict double tap attacks where the same hospital is hit several times within an hour we have seen hospitals that have been attacked five times six times up to eleven times and so what's left is the incredible
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resilience of the medical personnel that are still operating within syria moving clinics even within caves in order to protect them and provide care but they're saying now they have no supplies they don't even have tylenol in some cases they are reduced to just washing people's wounds with salt water etc so it's a dire situation. and we'll leave it thank you for bringing us information on the situation in syria now the united states has confirmed it will open its new embassy in jerusalem this may much earlier than expected this is have condemned the announcement as a provocation incision in december to move the embassy from tel aviv spot protests around the world muslim jordan has more. the news the u.s. embassy would move from tel aviv to jerusalem on may fourteenth king not in
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a communique but in a tweet from israel's intelligence minister i would like to congratulate donald trump on his decision to transfer the u.s. embassy on israel's seventieth independence day no greater gift than that a short time later the u.s. president donald trump confirmed the news in the speech i was hit by more countries and more pressure and more people calling begging me don't do it don't do it don't do it. i said we have to do it it's the right thing to do it wasn't december trump announced he was moving the embassy to jerusalem. and he angered those who said the u.s. was basically giving jerusalem to israel outside of final status talks with the palestinians the palestinian president mahmoud abbas was among those who condemned trump but at the u.n. security council this week it was clear abbas had moved on and told him bouncers the era of the u.s. as an honest broker is over and that it's time to try something new for any on
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a grammar i would call for the convening of an international peace conference by mid two thousand and nineteen based on international law and relevant un resolutions with broad international participation including the two concerned parties and regional and international stakeholders one house standing in politician says the embassy is an affront to his community. and this presents a very serious provocation to the palestinian side besides the fact that moving the embassy to jerusalem is by its participation in violation of national a us based analyst called the move in date very bad foreign policy rather than just giving jerusalem away to the israelis what he could have done is sad we will acknowledge jerusalem as the capital of israel if you dismantle all the illegal settlements and so what he stand now isn't given away very big valuable check and essentially gotten nothing in return the ambassador david friedman and
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a few aides will join current consular staff at their office in jerusalem a new building won't be built for several years there's no denying the embassy move will affect any and all peace talks going forward roslyn jordan al-jazeera washington. yes president donald trump says the government is imposing is largest ever sets of sanctions on north korea to isolate and put pressure on pyongyang to give up its nuclear missile program the measures specifically target the country's maritime activity sixteen north korean shipping companies have been sanctioned along with several based in hong kong china and taiwan twenty eight ships are on the list again mostly north korean but two are from panama and one from congress and another from tanzania plus one individual a taiwanese passport holder passport holder has also been sanctioned. natasha live for us in south korea will talk to her in just a moment with first let's cross over to debbie ago paul and she's in hong kong for
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us david these sanctions targeting shipping companies include five first in hong kong two on the chinese mainland and two in taiwan what's the impact. laura i seem to have lost sound here but yes these sanctions do include five hong kong shipping companies one hong kong vessel and numerous chinese companies too so yes this is going to affect hong kong and china greatly now but so far there hasn't been any official reaction from mainland china from beijing that is due to come a little bit later but what we're seeing now is reaction from social media to these sanctions most of it positive supporting these sanctions many people are tired of north korea they're tired of their northern neighbor causing so much. stress for china's political. structure but there are also those who are commenting and saying
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that it is not the u.s. is place to be responding to to north korea or trying to bring them in line it should be china but what is clear is that without china's help none of these sanctions or even previous sanctions can take effect china needs to be the one are trying to basically will be the one in forcing these in these waters and also because many of their companies are involved and in fact from earlier this week showed that trade between north korea and china and north korea story china is north korea's biggest ally sure that trade dropped fifty two percent due to previous sanctions so it will be interesting to see how much these latest ones will affect north korea and perhaps put pressure on them laura ok thanks very much for various the views from hong kong let's go over to the she's in.
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stark contrast only to the soft diplomacy that we've been seeing between the two careers at the winter olympics. indeed however president moon jay in spokes people are saying that what these sanctions are really an effort by the united states to move the process forward in a peaceful and diplomatic manner process being in this process of reducing the tensions on the korean peninsula a spokesman with the south korean foreign ministry says that these same sions also illustrate that the only way to get north korea to do nuclear rise is to continue imposing sanctions and exerting pressure they also are saying that they hope that the this latest the toughest round of sanctions at least that's how the united states is describing them will inspire the international community to impose them
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that is clearly an allusion to china and russia who have not only been accused of not imposing the current sanctions against north korea but of evading them as my colleague just mentioned during the latest round of sanctions there are chinese shipping vessels and companies on the blacklist this is a sampling of what we're hearing it from south koreans that they voted i had thought i thought even if we pursue sanctions we need to have the room for dialogue over the severe sanctions concerned me as a south korean because something worse can happen. people to the. north korean sanctions should continue unless they keep up their nuclear weapons i think more than thirty percent of the soft korean population agrees with me. this is some of the things that we're also hearing or reading about on social media some are saying that the united states is behaving in an inconsiderate manner putting its ally of sort of south korea in an awkward position one person saying that perhaps the
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united states really wants to sell weapons and solve this problem on its own another wondering if the continued isolation of north korea will encourage a quote preemptive strike so norio the big question now laura is how will north korea react so far we have not heard from the north koreans and i have to watch for that from pyongyang and thanks very much for the update from south korea. thank you more still ahead here on the new. car bombs killed dozens in the somali capital the armed group claims responsibility. and the count is up to three that's how many former donald trump aides have placated guilty to in the investigation into russia's meddling in the twenty sixteen presidential election. and. russian tests of. the winter olympics.
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one has been arrested in washington. area outside the white house donald trump was hosting his prime minister malcolm turnbull when the incident happened here a secret service says no one was harmed and no shots were fired the white house was on lockdown for a short time. president has america's largest gathering of conservatives telling them exactly what they wanted to hair on familiar themes from immigration to north korea. to again call for teachers to be proposed after last week's school shooting and florida. i this was donald trump homegrown surrounded by supporters people want to buy his first year successes. he even made a real joke about his here i try like hell to hide but folks i work hard as he started talking there was one protester who produced
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a russian flag he was quickly showed to underscore today. fifteen months on from the election again relive the when. and what it times felt like a campaign rally he talked about the successes his administration had brought here for a decision in the middle east we officially recognized jerusalem as the capital of the. the address the shooting in florida see he'd been deeply affected by the stories of survivors and their families there are not enough tears in the world to express our sadness and anguish and he pledged his administration would take steps pushing against the idea of arming teachers and more people that work in those buildings people that were in the marines for twenty years and retired people in the army the navy the air force the coast guard people there are adept at dept with weaponry and with guns they teach the white house a childer big announcement in the speech about tough new sanctions on north korea
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but caught up in the moment it was delivered almost as an afterthought with little detail that was promised i do want to say because people have asked north korea we imposed today the heaviest sanctions ever imposed on a country before. this is the sort of reaction donald trump could be expected from sea power a promise to treat this was donald trump from the twenty six thousand election campaign revisiting themes that he knows plays well with this core support. yet the speech did detail challenges that lie ahead in an election year the iran deal immigration health care and the growing call for gun reform in america alan fischer al-jazeera at the conference in maryland. the special counsel leading the investigation into alleged russian interference in the us election has unsealed the latest charges against former a man of force and accuses metaphor to secretly paying former senior european
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politicians to lobby on behalf of ukraine in two thousand and twelve and thirteen court papers say he was more than two million euro's to the unnamed politicians. well it comes as another former aide to trump's presidential campaign has changed his plea to guilty on charges of conspiracy and lying to investigators and the inquiry into alleged russian meddling and u.s. politics as mission and a case he's willing to cooperate and provide testimony of the top aides reports. thank you it's happened again another member of donald trump's twenty sixteen campaign walks into the courthouse and pleads guilty to a serious felony conspiring against the united states and line to investigators gates isn't a household name but it's believed he played an important role in the campaign and inauguration often seen right next to his boss like here preparing for his party's acceptance speech gates was the former deputy campaign manager for trump and
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a longtime business partner of campaign chairman paul man of fort gates was indicted with manna for last october for money laundering later face charges of bank fraud and tax evasion both men originally pled not guilty gates joined the term campaign in june of two thousand and sixteen and stayed on after man a fort was fired this will put more pressure on man afford to follow suit and flip giving evidence on people higher up in the campaign he was in that critical meeting between donald trump jr jared cushion or and the russian lawyer linked to the kremlin this is now the third trump campaign official to come to this courthouse and plead guilty with that there's been a lot more talking conservative circles that president donald trump should simply pardon everyone involved under the constitution he can do that you can pardon pretty much anybody except himself it would be politically risky but there's another problem the special counsel's been working with states' attorneys and when it comes to stay crimes well there's literally nothing the president can do to
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interfere so far nineteen people have been indicted in connection with the investigation into possible russian collusion have flipped make it likely that more rests are come. and making it harder to say there's nothing here it discredits more and more the claim that this is just fake news there's nothing there there's nothing there why are people pleading guilty they usually do that in order for prosecutors to get people more powerful in this case closer to the president what's not know just how high this will go if it's possible it could lead to the president himself. al-jazeera washington so ahead on al-jazeera. government sends out a call bring your money to the island the tragedy from hurricane marie makes it a great place to end best plus. the both. the candidates for president are off and running in egypt but many question whether the election will be legitimate. and find out what has these south korean limpid
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fans in a nationwide craze details coming up in schools. from a fresh breeze. to watching the sunset on the australian outback. some good spells of sunshine into southern areas of china over the next few days still a little on the gray side to sas today here on kong around twenty two degrees think of cloud outbreaks of rain into the central areas i was slop back towards the southwest as we go on through sunday a bit brighter skies coming back in hong kong at around twenty four celsius at this stage with good spells of sunshine sunshine the showers meanwhile across southeast asia big downpours there into malaysia still have the flooding rains continuing across a good part of indonesia particular across job we had some flooding issues here
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with anything that wetter weather lingering on as we go on through sunday you can see the cloud and the rain pushing right up across the peninsula and staying some lava showers from time to time and not wet weather will ease its way across the by a single heading towards sri lanka could see some clouds and rain spilling in here over the next day i noticed a pattern right up towards the northwest of india coming in across pakistan tony snow as it moves over the himalayas that there delhi with the top temperature now going up to around twenty nine degrees thirty five and that pool further south maybe go with that wet weather starting to set in across the eastern side of sri lanka colombo with a top temperature of thirty one. the weather sponsored by qatar and nice. discover a willful would winning programming from around the world. you can't deny your challenge your perception if you were to design
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of our top stories this hour the syrian military. continue. vote on a humanitarian ceasefire postponed until today more than four hundred forty civilians have died in six days of heavy attacks on the rebel held enclave. present donald trump says the god of the florida school where seventeen people were shot dead did a poor job of pieces calls to teachers and schools and florida's governor is proposing to raise the age limit to buy firearms from eighteen to twenty one years . and the white house says the government is imposing its largest ever on north korea measures specifically target the country's shipping industry to isolate and put pressure to give up its missile program. is the managing director of
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korea exposé joins us from seoul. do you think these sanctions are going to bring the results that the u.s. was. depends on what you mean by the result that us forms if america's looking to grow north korea's nuclear and weapons program as we have seen in the past with other sanctions it's unlikely to really achieve what washington says it's aiming to do. i think wide or shinton is saying at this juncture it is quite clear it does not want dialogue it is setting up stage for more confrontations especially given that we're really only one day away from the closing ceremony of the olympics and the south korean government is meaningful being did this would actually be an opportunity for washington then coming out will actually start some kind of conversation to high level representatives from both
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sides attending but it seems that is not what america wants at this juncture but is interesting that correspondence in south korea is as the south korean government seems to be supportive of the signing says that it sends the right message to north korea. well yes and no government in fact just last night president was having dinner with yvonne control and mr trump salter and they both reiterated the importance of the alliance and friendship between the two countries they also seem to be suggesting dead that two countries are walking side by side when it comes to their policies toward north korea but into same time under the current we are hearing that there needs to be some kind of change and this is the part that a lot of people have trouble understanding why is south korea saying it's boarding sanctions but at the same time and saying we want dialogue can you really have both from the perspective of america it seems that this is not seen as possible from the
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south korean point of view they seem to be suggesting that you can do two things together but is it really achievable that's the part that not many people really understand at this juncture when i guess we'll see when we know the reaction from pyongyang what's that likely to believe we've seen plenty of sites in the path be responded to with yet another missile test. so that's a very interesting question and we have not seen an official reaction from world korea yet at least to my knowledge if if north korea really gives what it normally does and responds with threads and angry rhetoric and perhaps even pull its high level representatives from the closing ceremony tomorrow this is actually going to give ammunition to washington which will go on to say look this is what i told you north korea's really about and and they're showing that they're not really interest for these are look fortner but we've also seen the if we have playing
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a very careful over the last two weeks it's really made a lot of effort to put in that face to the international community although we did proceed we were military drill oil parade just one day before the opening ceremony of the olympics it did dial it down considerably showing the world that it is willing to engage in some kind of compromise so that's what we're going to have to watch out for today and tomorrow into the top to the end of the games have a very and sing indeed to keep following a crisis there on who thanks very much. egypt will elect a new president next month and campaigning to win over voters is underway two men are vying for the position where some stuff is taken on present out of fattah el-sisi of popular rivals detained disqualified or simply pulling out of the race many are questioning how legitimate this election could be where the hunt has more . on the president abdel fattah el-sisi won egypt's presidency back in two thousand
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and fourteen by a landslide. they were. in the same seat for another the only man to stand against president sisi is mussa moustapha mussa all other challenges have either been detained disqualified or cited pressure for abandoning the campaign yes so i don't think that is a legitimate candidate as the news reports have shown he was previously a supporter of sisi as a candidate he lobbied in advocated for him and for him to do that announce themselves as the opposition just hours before the deadline shows that somebody made a call to him and said i need you to be a placeholder so that it is not so apparent that sisi is destined to win the election of the rumor or october the most recent to leave the race was former general and army chief of staff sami and then he was arrested soon after announcing
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his plan to run the army accusing him of not getting proper permission and forging documents has the upper abdomen name for to a leading opposition figure and for mccain to do it in the two thousand and twelve race was also arrested accused of alleged ties with the outlawed muslim brotherhood . his former prime minister ahmed schiff explained to stand was short lived he would through his candidacy after he was deported from the united arab emirates where he'd been living in exile and he was then a wristed in egypt khalid allien opposite. the leader who also ran in the two thousand and twelve presidential polls said he was bad for him standing because of a jail term that he contests now mr. lawbook muhammadan while sadat the nephew of egypt's assess native former president anwar sadat opted to cancel his campaign and after egyptian army colonel mike can sell was said he would run he was
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given six years in prison on charges of or opinions contrary to what egyptian officials called the requirements of military order for the military then targeted former generals who used to be leaders are there in the form of a work regime is shows a level of desperation on a level of aggression they don't think is going to be replaced to save the elections will be replaced if he is replaced through. by and other general and to national rights groups have called the selection of fast and some in the opposition have suggested a boycott cc's rise to the presidency came after the two thousand and thirteen military coup that deposed his democratically elected predecessor mohamed morsi and as it stands sisi looks poised to stay on for a second term medium honed al-jazeera. has attacked a somali capital market killing twenty seven people in twin car bombings and
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a gun battle the first blast happens near somalia's intelligence headquarters the next one outside a hotel near parliament charlotte palace has more. prayers wrong out of a mogadishu on friday afternoon smoke from one of two car bombs filled the year. targeted somalis intelligence headquarters then parliament. gunshots hit the air near the presidential palace for hours after the bombs went off. ambulances ferried the injured the twenty minute drive to medina hospital one of two major hospitals in the capital it specializes in trauma medicine in part because of the doctors vast experience with blast injuries and gunshot wounds over the last twenty years and we've received twelve people in total and five of them succumb to their injuries the other seven survived as the night wore on the death
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toll rose numbered corpses slowly replaced by the names of people while i was thrown to the ground but i was lucky to survive there was smoke everywhere and when i stood up i saw people lying on the ground i didn't know if they were dead or injured. al qaeda linked al-shabaab once controlled large swaths of somalia but was pushed out of major cities more than six years ago the group has developed a consistent tactic since vehicle bombs supplemented with gun battles the last attack was at a police training center in mogadishu in december eighteen officers died the most deadly in the nation's history was in october a truck bomb detonated at a busy intersection in mogadishu five hundred twelve people died more than fifteen hundred children orphaned by the attack. barbs motivations are. consistent they want to overthrow the un backed government and impose strict
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islamic law and this is the cost of their crew saying. we came from the beach me and my two brothers we were near the hotel when the explosion happened i survived but my two brothers died and. security in somalia is an international if this the african union has some twenty two thousand troops in the country last year the u.s. boosted soldiers on the ground and drone strikes well the government's six security bosses its police commissioner and minister of defense the agency's taking responsibility for attacks they can't seem to stop shallop dallas al-jazeera more than half a billion dollars has been pledged by international donors to support the training of an african military alliance aimed at combat armed groups across the region so called g five held joint military force works alongside french and u.n. troops as made up from made up of soldiers from mauritania mali. and chad.
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has more from brussels. well the g five force had been struggling to raise the funds that it needed to be fully operational its target was about five hundred million dollars now this fund raising meeting here in brussels brought together international leaders and at the end the e.u. foreign policy chief said that she was pleased to say the more than five hundred million dollars had indeed been raised by the president of new jersey although he welcomed that amount he was quick to point out that the challenges don't end there that money will have to continue to be raised over the coming years in order to keep this force fully operational now the g five forces comprised of five thousand troops from the so-called g. five nations they will work closely together with the u.n. and french forces already deployed on the ground and again the presence of really setting the tone at the beginning of this conference when he said that unless
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something is done to really stabilize the sile to crack down on groups and trafficking of people and on that the region will simply descend into chaos and violence and that is something that of course european leaders do not want to see because there have been an increasing number of refugees making their way up from west africa and reaching european shores and that is something european leaders say they want to stop. thousands of soldiers along with police in rio de janeiro are taking control of the west side of the city as part of a wider security operation brazil's president michel to order the military takeover in response to a recent spike in violent crime. reports many are skeptical that any. he. is alone and still in shock she's wondering how her beloved son could have been shot by army soldiers not in a faraway battlefield but right in the neighborhood where they live. her son bitterer is a family man
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a hard worker who stays away from any trouble but two years ago when driving back home with friends after watching a football match there was shot by army soldiers at a checkpoint at the entrance of the shanty town he lives with his family. he was shot twice with a machine gun and he was taken to the hospital in a military tank. the military was in the middle of a sixteen month long operation troops backed up by the police stationed in his neighborhood around the clock to crack down on crime and drug gangs the shooting of the there was a mistake and it cost him dearly he is now confined to a wheelchair still too scared to want to speak on camera or even be filmed eventually the military occupation of the thirst neighborhood ended but now the troops are coming back with even more power than before that is president michel tamar ordered the military this week to take complete control over policing in rio in an attempt to bring back law and order after
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a surge in violence there are sixteen million people that live in the state of rio de janeiro and the security for all of them now rests squarely with soldiers from the army the last time the military played such a prominent world was over thirty years ago the time of the military dictatorship the government says now is the time to get the army back on the streets because they say here in rio the police have failed. but lawyers credo echoes the sentiments of many here says that the hundreds of millions to be spent on really tries in rio would be better channeled into dealing with the root causes of the city's problems. so we need education better health jobs better planning there's no miracle that the military can solve but the army for sure plans to go back to my day where victor was shot and still lives and that leaves his mother theory is she doesn't want them to set aside that in. when the military say it's
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a law and order i ask her who it's not for us who are poor black and live in slums it's for those who live in the richest area of rio de janeiro. for a mother still hurting for a son left crippled for life by the very forces that were meant to protect him. gabriel's on al-jazeera rio de janeiro. eve council president says the u.k.'s approach to the next stage of brakes at negotiations is based on pure illusion speaking at a summit in brussels a little task that britain was still trying to cherry pick its future relationship with the european union follows reports of british ministers u.k. prime minister's country retreat checkers are making a breakthrough but a record as governor has been visiting the us to drum up financial support for the battered island but many puerto rican sphere it will be big business not the residents that benefit from rebuilding after last year's hurrican she have written
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z reports. ricco the rosales says investors should take advantage of puerto rico's opportunities. and enjoy. the benefits of puerto rico but the government plans to prioritize put a rico's electricity grid there how shareholders will make a profit even as they invest in a reliable electricity source for all hasn't been explained put a rico's history as cautionary in the ninety's governor rosales further privatized the water system when he was governor a failure that polluted the environment and raised prices authorities eventually reap to control having paid to french multinational companies hundreds of millions of dollars it's this whole idea that their public utilities are meant to manage because they're public and you just sell them off and then everything is going to be great for everyone even though there's this clear example of privatized water services and things just got
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a lot of wires so why do you think it's not mentioned because all the people and involved in this privatization process and the banks and the advisors they all get paid out of the fees there is a suspicion that what's being attempted is a classic case of what's known as disaster capitalism the use of the of a natural disaster to push through the privatization of essential services something wall street always wants but can't always get you the democratic popular opposition. to new orleans is cited as an example public housing was sold off to private developers who covered at the land and schools were privatized resulting in a decline in educational performance amid a rise in private profits and governor a say has already said he intends to privatise put a rico schools now in some millions of dollars of our public that are not invested in our school are not invested in our health one want it and then by this financial institution alternatives to the neo liberal street. puerto rico's reconstruction
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has been offered as i look at the proposal it is really putting an ambiguous priority one how much can we squeeze out of the island. and i think that's morally wrong nobel economic laureates joseph stiglitz for example says austerity and privatization will make matters worse growth will only be achieved through government investment but that's made little dems in america of will inevitably privatized future for puerto rico she returns the washington. construction has begun on the afghan section of a major gas pipeline and menaced pakistan and india projects will cost eight billion dollars and run through thousands of kilometers of southern afghanistan that has the support of the afghan government the u.s. and pakistan and even the taliban anybody reports from kabul. in afghanistan these
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days there is not much to cheer about on friday there was an exception construction began on a pipeline project to carry natural gas from turkmenistan through the country to india and pakistan workers welded the first link of pipe crossing the border between turkmenistan and afghanistan's gar a district near herat. ten billion dollar project will bring jobs and income welcome back and this project brings electricity gas work and life it brings like to the dark homes in afghanistan pakistan and india and also brings energy to each of our investors had. the ceremony was watched by took many stands president the prime minister of pakistan and india as minister for external affairs who joined by video link the project known as tappy the initials of the four countries is being described as a new page in regional cooperation and hopes for a better future. then he will then after a long time afghanistan is taking part in
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a regional project which will provide jobs for our people i'm hoping that this regional cooperation will result in closer relations between the countries and that it will help afghanistan become more stable but one that russia the turkey project brings a message of peace so it will help bring peace in our country and also in the wider region the tension between the countries in the region will reduce the pipeline will run one thousand eight hundred fourteen kilometers and carry thirty three billion cubic meters of natural gas each year it is expected to be completed by january twenty twenty security in harat was tight for the ceremony but the taliban has given its support for the pipeline reversing an earlier stand observer say this is probably because of its close ties with pakistan which will take forty percent of the gas and make a profit of twenty five percent on the sale. with the security fears softened the main focus now is attracting the investors to raise the capital to complete the
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project but for now everyone seems to be happy this project takes many boxes money jobs prestige and importantly regional cooperation and that's the kind of good news event that doesn't happen all too often in this part of the world tony berkeley al-jazeera kabul. said i had hair on al-jazeera pick and place from a raw taste gold for the first time and young talent people will have all those details.
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that's still the case of the winter olympics and has peta. thank you very much the credibility of russian athletes at the olympic games have taken another hit after a second competitor tested positive to a banned substance and chong chang it overshadowed the country's first gold medal in these home and reports. day fourteen of competition started in a victorious manner for the olympic athletes from russia fifteen year old elena zagat tarver put them on top of the podium for the first time in pyongyang after a victory in women's single figure skating i was. the celebration was short lived with russian tame officials announcing their bobsled
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competitor in a day to gava had tested positive to a bad hard drug she'd finished twelfth in the two woman event on thursday russian cola alexander crucial netsky was stripped of a bronze medal after a positive test at the critics of russia's participation in pyongyang chang one hundred sixty eight athletes were allowed to compete as neutrals without tame uniforms or flags after accusations of state sponsored diving. the action continued away from the storm on friday and the netherlands collected their eight gold medal of the games in speedskating noice won the men's one thousand meter is the first skated to win two golds at these games the only to canadian defending champion marial thompson crashed out in the heat of the women ski cross and patrick kelsey so were took advantage she led the field from the start of the finals winning gold ahead of britain's feeling was it's been an emotional
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winter games for american ski star lindsay vonn on and off the slopes after finishing likelihood last olympics with a bronze medal she met with a group of south korean men who wanted to thank her for the service of her grandfather during the korean war don't kill daoud who told vonta ski died three. months ago i think that i made my grandfather proud and it was definitely the most emotional i've ever been a race far far it was difficult to control everything and be focused for my competitions but in the end i gave it absolutely everything i had while another olympic seems out of bounds reach she will return to the world cup circuit next season uli's home and al-jazeera. with two days of composition remaining norway and germany are locked at the top of the middles table with thirteen golds each candidate have now surpassed their best ever middle hole at a winter olympics with twenty seven they are food followed by the united states and
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the netherlands despite kind of the whole they are mourning the country's failure to secure hockey gold medals they women's ice hockey team were beaten in a shoot out by the united states in the gold medal match and the men's team have been knocked out in the semifinals by germany who will contest the final for the first time their opponents will be the olympic athletes from a russia who beat the czech republic to advance to the decisive game for the first time in twenty years the decision not to allow n.h.l. players to compete in pyongyang resulting in an unlikely gold medal match. meanwhile south korea's women could lose continue to capture the imagination of the host nation the team have been nicknamed the garlic girl since they hail from a rural garlic producing area or into the a limbic final baby japan eight seven in friday's semifinal. now curling is not really a big sport in south korea over there you can see here the girly girls really have
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captured the imagination of young and old the citizens of the host nation have taken to playing the sport at home and other nontraditional places as part of a craze. that my hands with quitting because it was such a close game but i'm thrilled now because we're true to the final and we will win the gold. some new sports will make their olympic debut on saturday alpine skiing concludes with a head to head team racing each team is made up of two men and two women the world's best male snowboarders will find out who is the king of the big and twenty four speed skaters take to the track in the first ever limp big mess started golds to be won in cross-country skiing men's curling and parallel giant snowboarding as well now matches the city might be running away with the english premier league but their manager pep guardiola is in some hot water or has been
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charged by the english football association for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of imprisoned politicians in his native catalonia this is in breach of the f.a.'s regulations has been warned on two previous occasions catalonia held an independence referendum last october. spanish police say the death of an officer in bilbao was not a direct consequence of football fan violence a fifty one year old riot policeman collapsed from cardiac arrest during clashes between supporters from athletic bilbao and russian club spartak moscow it happened before the europa league match five people have been detained three russians and two spaniards. sportbike won the match by bilbo advanced four three on aggregate they will play more say in the last sixteen the big game sees a similar end take on austin ill while i figure madrid have been drawn against lokomotiv moscow the first leg of those tires take place on the eighth of march
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italian sprinter eleven vianney continues to lead into saturday's penultimate stage of cycling's abu dhabi to a fifty yard he holds a three second advantage over alexander christophe and stage three winner phil bauhaus who took friday stage in a photo finish from fellow german marcel kittel. the oklahoma city thunder had to beat the basket on thursday to avoid an embarrassing defeat to the sacramento kings reigning most valuable player russell westbrook save the day for the thunder they had blown a twenty three point lead and as the clock take down the kings had come back to live in the game at one hundred seven each but then westbrook schooled this three pointer to beat the buzzer and save face for the thunder one hundred ten one hundred seven when put oklahoma city first in the west. anthony gill may not have a name to rival russell westbrook but this shot certainly did the american landed a zone buzzer beater from the half court at the three quarter mark of kincaid's
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