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u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of the west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for the dry riverbed like this 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. this is. and welcome to the al-jazeera news hour live from headquarters and with me as a problem coming up in the next sixty minutes. we're working on and we're not
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giving up. diplomatic bickering at the u.n. delays a cease fire agreement to syria as death and suffering mountains of rebel held areas near damascus. for attacks across afghanistan target security forces and kabul the diplomatic area. based african nation of djibouti takes control of a k. container terminal from a dubai based company and the u.s. confirms this embassy will move from tel aviv to jerusalem a much earlier than expected. i'm joining the sport where history has been made in pyung chang the czech republic's estella debt becomes the first athlete to win gold in both skiing and snowboarding lympics. diplomats have expressed extreme frustration as the un security council delayed
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a vote on a resolution which demands a thirty day ceasefire across syria that voices mounting to happen on saturday a big sticking point is timing russia says an immediate cease fire is on realistic and western diplomats are accusing the russians of stalling well the draft resolution calls for a thirty day truce which would allow a deliveries and medical and medical evacuations of people who are critically ill and wounded or diplomats minds are particularly focused on the rebel on claim of eastern guth near damascus which is being pounded by syrian and russian forces more than four hundred forty civilians have died there and just six days but we will get to the diplomatic wrangling shortly but first let's go to our correspondent osama bin job and he's live for us in ghazi antec near the turkish syrian border what's the latest osama you're hearing about the situation in eastern gotta. look at the of the misery and suffering in we've been hearing from people on the
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ground activists telling us that hasn't stopped the death toll in the last forty eight hours has gone down because a lot of people are now living in basements they're living in extremely difficult conditions when. there are people as many as fifteen families inside one basement this is a small area where people don't have enough to eat they don't have the rooms to go to and children are scared. imagine living a day without electricity and they've been living without essentially living without electricity or running water since two thousand and thirteen people have been telling us about the situation not just outside on the streets but in medical centers as well as basements places that they've been trying to hide and they're fast running out of these places as the bombardment just doesn't seem to stop.
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every day i think every day 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 fire. from. the doctor tells me to open his eyes so he can wash medical workers in eastern guta 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 any circumstances russia is to blame for directly being involved in the military
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campaign and the compartment 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. when the 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. and with that situation the burson ing people have are losing hope in saying that the outside world has abandoned them there have been messages that have been received on social media people have been asking do that
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you would know that we exist people have lost hope in the international diplomacy this saying that these words have been spoken many times in the last seven years but nothing seems to be changing on the ground for them that we've heard libyan from the residents of at least used water urging and pleading to the united nations security council to implement an immediate cease fire not just to allow people to go out and get some help but for them to come out of basements and get some food a sound of thank you very much for that so some of and job aid with the very latest joining us live from on ted thank you. well now to the u.n. where diplomats are hoping to agree and vote on this cease fire resolution later on saturday james base is there. all day 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 vaseline who has problems with some of the language in the draft resolution drawn up by kuwait and sweden at
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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 upbeat we're still working on. the language on some of the but i did ask but we are almost there and we would like you know as a been holder as a president of the city council to thank actually the eternal 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 owned 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
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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 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 basher 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. while doctors and aid workers have been eastern good to have spoken about what it's like during an event organized by a turkish charity the international human rights and humanitarian relief foundation who are also known as i h h a we are joined now by is that shane board member of
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the organization and his life arise in istanbul mr shane thank you very much for joining us on al-jazeera you've been speaking to doctors to nurses in east and go there what are they telling you about the situation there you know since this collision of the situation in the goto keep in touch with colleagues and if you don't see inside doctors and nurses and doctors humility and actors inside the situation is the worst i cannot even imagine worse and just a ten kilometer syria from the center of damascus and four hundred thousand people in the siege there for five years in one hundred kilometers square and they did is no way to survive people in shelters and underground shelters and basements and did they cannot move they cannot hide themselves you cannot. collect to the basic needs in the food and the needs and the distribution getting worse and worse with mostly
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the health centers twenty two health centers you would get it and more than what four hundred people killed and thousands wounded and there is no chance for them to get free and we've seen pictures of the orphanage that your organization runs in easton gluth which has been destroyed how has your week with your work been painted there. actually. you still go to do most of the civilians are being targeted include the children even half of the children lost one vehicle for the kids the people they were the children they also targeted or fany one hundred children used to leave but to just before the attacks we shifted most of the children to other some
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more secure places but we couldn't save one child one teacher. saw. the it is. horrible for children in. the only home we expected from security council to cease fire and community access in otherwise not because of the bombardments also because of the hunger and the luck of the facilities you may lose hundreds of others in coming days and what is it like for you with the organization working in east and go with her like you said you've lost a child at the orphanage a teacher has been engineered the security council has delayed this vote twice now and you have the russian ambassador to the u.n. security council saying that what's happening and go is fake news was it like for you to hear that.
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actually organizations they have capacities to help people and even the u.n. but these other n.g.o.s in damascus or. did you to go and do our best part of the siege you. look at everything from all sides this is why just the cash money for people inside to buy from the government is side about it is also very difficult because the prices became even thirty times higher than were in damascus so you just need a ceasefire and the humanitarian access of. actors who need to be an activist to get in and save more people or at least a shot we thank you very much for your time for joining us on al-jazeera that is is that sure hane of the i h h joining us live from istanbul thank you. let's move on
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to other news now and there have been four attacks in a goddess on fighters stormed the army outpost at balboa look at the west killing at least twenty soldiers and security forces have also been targeted in lashkar gah and another attack took place in nearby they are and i saw has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in kabul a correspondent twenty but lee is joining us live from kabul a deadly day across the country tony what more are you hearing about all of these attacks. well as far as we know that. in the final province the attack on the military base there are eighteen dead that's the latest figure but we have been told that there were other afghan soldiers on that base but we haven't heard their fate in a district in western afghanistan two soldiers were killed by a suicide attack and a national guard one was killed and six were wounded i think there was a great deal of concern especially here in kabul with the islamic state attack on
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the intelligence building in the diplomatic area of the city because you may remember the ambulance bombing last month which killed more than one hundred people the president ashraf ghani said there was a new security initiative to be a new tightening of security but this shows even though there's so much tight security in this city groups like islamic state can strike when they want to so that is cause for concern and again not just in kabul but various attacks across the country must certainly be raising questions about the state of security and be putting more pressure on that government. well this is a weekly event here in afghanistan these kind of attacks are on the increase the united nations released a report that said there were more suicide bombings last year than ever before this is the preferred way of attack now they also released figures search showing that
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ten thousand civilians were killed and injured a lot of them by suicide bombings and by i.d.'s improvised explosive devices so this is escalating it's not going down this could have something to do with the increased boosting of the american forces here under president trump they've gone from eight a half thousand people to something like fourteen thousand with another fails and to arrive in april by april they're also using increased aerial power to bear more casualties are happening because of that so this situation is escalating it's not you know diminishing so these kind of events are all too common in afghanistan and no one expects them to simply die off or at tiny thank you for that is that tiny what the very latest joining us from kabul thank you. we have plenty more ahead on the news hour including london grapples with a surgeon stabbing look at what's behind it and. no way when a record thirty eight when it's metal all the details from pyong chair and coming
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up with joe and sport. recovery efforts are still taking place in somalia's capital after around thirty eight people were killed and dozens injured in two car bombings the first blast was at a checkpoint near the presidential palace in the capital mogadishu the second explosion took place and front of a popular hotel group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility shelob ellis 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 papered the near the presidential palace for hours after the bombs went
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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 five of them succumb to their injuries the other seven survived as the night wore on the death toll rose numbered corpses slowly replaced by the names of people. i was thrown to the ground but i was lucky to survive there was smoke everywhere when i stood up i saw people lying on the ground i didn't know if they were dead or injured. or 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 supplemented with gun battles the last attack was
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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. barb's motivations are consistent they want to overthrow the un backed government and impose strict islamic law and this is the cost of their crusades. 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 it 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 all the government six security bosses its police commissioner and minister of defense the agency's taking
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responsibility for attacks they can't seem to stop shallop tell us al jazeera government buildings and the state have been targeted in a series of bombings three separate explosions went off in the state capital said early on saturday and during at least one policeman another three unexploded devices were seized and three days ago a bomb killed two the bank employees in the northeastern city of la show no one's claimed responsibility for the attacks. now djibouti is government has taken over a major container port from the u.a.e. and company dolly porters strategically located on the straight between djibouti and yemen gives access to shipping lanes linking europe asia and africa is one of several ports in the region run by the by based d.p. world others are controlled by the saudi led coalition fighting in yemen of watch the u.a.e. is a member the dispute between the u.a.e.
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and djibouti has sparked regional concern as almost all imports destined for neighboring ethiopia move through the delhi it's also used to transfer aid into yemen well the government in djibouti says it's nationalized but are late because the contract with the u.a.e. was damaging its sovereignty and economic independence and blames and the russian officials for refusing to settle a contractual dispute sources have told al jazeera that relations between the two countries soured on the djibouti refused to allow the u.a.e. to establish a military base on its soil but d.p. world won a thirty year contract to operate but only in two thousand and six it accuses djibouti of illegally seizing the port the company's now watching a case in the international court of arbitration seeking damages. egypt will vote for a new president next month and campaigning to win all the voters is under way too many of on for the position that will stop most before most of taking on president the father l.c.c.
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but many question of this election will be free and fair mariana holland has more. on the president abdel fattah el-sisi won egypt's presidency back in two thousand and fourteen by a landslide but. they were. in the same seat for another the only man to stand against president sisi is most a much tougher 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 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
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election of a ward off with. the most recent to leave the race was former general and army chief of staff sami and he was arrested soon after announcing his plan to run the army accusing him of not getting proper permission and forging documents has the upper abdomen name 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 . as the former prime minister ahmed schiff explained to stand was short lived he withdrew 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 alley an opposition leader who also ran. in the two thousand and twelve presidential polls said he was barred from standing because of a jail term that he can tastes. logbook muhammadan while sadat the nephew of egypt's assess native former president anwar sadat opted to cancel his
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campaign and after egyptian army colonel ahmed can sell was said he would run he was given six years in prison on charges of or opinions contrary to what egyptian officials called the requirements of military order for the military targets former generals who used to be there is a regime is shows a level of desperation level of aggression i don't think is going to be replaced so the elections will be replaced if he is replaced through. by and other general international 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. al-jazeera u.s.
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president on trial says washington as and the largest ever set of sanctions on north korea they aim to isolate and put pressure on pyongyang to give up its nuclear missile program the measure specifically target maritime activity sixteen north korean ship and companies have been sanctioned along with several based in hong kong china and taiwan where twenty eight ships are on the list mostly north korea and while turkey from panama one from they can morris and another from tanzania and one individual a taiwanese passport holder has also been sanctioned when a tata going to him has more from kong and south korea. an official with the south korean foreign ministry says this is a reaffirmation of the united states' desire to move towards a peaceful diplomatic resolution of the korean issue and that these additional sanctions are in keeping with a policy of trying to exert maximum pressure through sanctions to get north korea
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to denuclearize the official also says that he hopes that this latest round of sanctions will inspire the international community to continue imposing that is clearly an illusion to russia and china who've got only been accused of not doing their part to impose current saying but perhaps helping north korea evade them during the latest round of sanctions announced chinese shipping companies and vessels are on the blacklist this is what south koreans are saying that they looked as if it had gotten 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 today in the. north korean sanctions should continue unless they keep up their nuclear weapons i think more than thirty percent of the south korean population agrees with me on social media some are saying that the united states is not acting in
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a considerate manner that it's putting its allies south korea in an awkward position one person saying that perhaps the united states just wants to solve the korean problem on its own another person wondering if the continued isolation of north korea will inspire a quote preemptive strike scenario the big question is how will north korea react. now the vehicle pollard has been gauging chinese reaction from hong kong. comments on social media largely support the sanctions many expressing frustration with north korea but there are some who say that it's china's responsibility and not the u.s. to bring their neighbor in line beijing is north korea's closest ally and biggest trading partner and is seen as having the most clout when it comes to pyongyang's affairs but since its power relations have soured do you to pyongyang's refusal to attend. talks hosted by bridging beijing has taken
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a tough stance against conjunctions regime and cooperated with previous un sanctions including a blockade on the oil and fuel which would have had a huge impact on north korea and fact the latest data from china's customs show that trade has dropped fifty two percent from a year earlier educating that china has largely complied with the u.n. sanctions what is interesting though is as china climbs down on exchanges to pyongyang hong kong has become a major source of funds for north korea the u.s. has called on the territory to tighten regulations and next week a new set of rules will come into place to close loopholes and shipping and other transfers while the u.s. has sent warnings to north korea and shown it means business analysts say that in order to enforce any of these latest measures effectively china will have to be on board we have a weather check next with staff and then. a formal election h donald trump pleads guilty as more charges are revealed in the investigation into alleged russian
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meddling and u.s. politics and manchester city's manager finds himself in trouble with the fall of officials of a tiny yellow ribbon details coming up with joel and sport. from . its sprawling so. to summarise talking. hello there we've seen some rain in doha and that is very exciting the reason it's so exciting is because so far this winter we haven't really seen any rain we have a couple of days of a few spots in december couple of days a few more spots in november then before that it was all grist we had a few rather unusual spots of rain in august that normally get it in and then it was march when we had the last rain in doha so it's a very long time that's why it's quite so exciting you can see why there's the cloud working its way across us and it's not just a few spots we're going to be seeing this time either this ystem is going to
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increasingly turn wet as we head through the day and then you'll see that area of rain gradually work its way across and around for am is when we're going to have some of the heaviest rain here in doha and then that will be sweeping its way southwards behind it there's still going to be a good deal of cloud over many parts of qatar and also a few spots of rain for more heavy rain for the north but the heaviest rain i think for many of us on sunday is going to be over the u.a.e. does look very wet for many of us here could be a bit of flash flooding as well and that system that gradually sweeps its way away as it does so few outbreaks of rain there are no man working its way through parts of pakistan but there's more cloud of rain working its way towards us and the next few days are looking fairly unsettled as well. the weather sponsored by qatar airways. march on al-jazeera. with all potential challengers out of the way egypt's president of the fattah el-sisi is
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poised for a second time in. a series of personal stories that highlight the human triumph against the odds as president putin dominates the russian political scene these reelection becomes more apparent we're sense what direction russia might take. with media trends consummate changing listening post analyzes how the news is being covered. and those more people around the world struggle to find clean drinking water leaders in research as governor in brazil to address a critical issue march on al-jazeera facing realities growing up when did you realize that you were living in a special place a so-called secret city getting to the heart of the matter while activists to live in jail just because he expressed himself he had a story on to talk to al-jazeera at this time and.
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to have you with us on al-jazeera these are our top stories hundreds of thousands of people trapped in a rebel held on play have made a serious case of being bombed for a seventh day efforts to establish a ceasefire had been delayed again at the u.n. three more people have been killed in recent hours or that the segall metallic copters of dropping bombs on residential neighborhoods. there been four separate attacks in afghanistan with at least twenty soldiers killed in the taliban attack on an army outpost in the west. two other attackers targeted attacks by the targeted soldiers and southern helmand province while in kabul a suicide bomber blew himself up in the diplomatic area and recovery efforts underway in somalia's capital where at least thirty eight people have been killed
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and dozens more injured and two car bombings. says it's responsible. nigeria's president is deploying extra troops to search for more than one hundred girls kidnapped from their school in the town of. mohammad the bahati has called monday's abduction by a national disaster the attack has cast doubt on the government's repeated claims that its defeat of the armed group boko haram kidnapped more than two hundred schoolgirls from the town of chibok in two thousand and fourteen many of whom are still missing the u.s. has confirmed it will open its new embassy in jerusalem this may much earlier than expected palestinians have condemned the announcement saying it's a provocation rosalyn jordan has more. news the u.s. embassy would move from television to jerusalem on may fourteenth ok not in 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.
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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 a 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 but at the u.n. security council this week it was clear abbas had moved on he told them basters the era of the u.s. as an honest broker is over and that it's time to try something new and the art of grammar to call for the convening of an international peace conference by mid two
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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 toasting a 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 u.s. 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 said we will acknowledge jerusalem as the capital of israel if you dismantle all the illegal settlements and so what he found now it seems given away very big valuable check and essentially gotten nothing in return the ambassador david friedman and 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
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will affect any and all peace talks going forward rosalyn jordan al-jazeera washington. special counsel robert muller has investigated alleged russian interference in the two thousand and sixteen u.s. election has revealed that the latest charges against former trump and. manifold has. secretly paying unnamed european politicians in two thousand and twelve and thirteen to lobby for ukraine. court papers say manifolds politicians more than two million euros. the former campaign has changed has played to guilty but admission of conspiracy and lying to f.b.i. investigators. cooperate and testify against. you it's happened again another member of donald trump's twenty sixteen campaign walks into the courthouse and pleads guilty to
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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 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
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a lot more talking to. the president 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 interfere. so far nineteen people have been indicted in connection with the moeller investigation into possible russian collusion for flipped make it likely that more arrests are coming 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 to calling out zero washington. now the u.s.
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justice department has told the white house that there are substantial issues for them to trump son jad cush that still need to be investigated that will add further today on whether he'll be able to receive a permanent security clearance don estabrook has more from washington d.c. . well jared cushion or who is president tom son in law and a special advisor may lose his access to top secret information in the white house questionnaire has been operating for the past year with a temporary clearance until a background investigation can be completed well recently the department of justice said it's come up with new information that it's investigating that is holding up that clearance now it won't say what that information is and it won't say how long this background investigation could be delayed now question or has been the president's special envoy so to speak to the middle east and his family has extensive real estate background distance of real estate holdings around the world
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these clearances are supposed to make sure that this individual isn't susceptible to back to blackmail and can be trusted with certain information the president's chief of staff john kelly said a week ago that anybody in. the white house and there are about one hundred people on staff who have not had their clearances completed would not be able to have access to this top secret information now the president could override that and allow questioner to do that but he did say that he would defer to john kelly. in whatever decision he makes in regards to his son in law. now hundreds of catholics in the philippines have been marching in protest against president of the bigger the third phase and two drugs campaign three thousand a ledge drug users have been killed since the theater took office in two thousand and sixteen police officers are accused of involvement and most of the deaths the protesters are opposing
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a bit of the third thing is allies in the philippine congress to legalize divorce while the thread they has has not spelled the bill he has attacked the church since taking office. a lebanese man has been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the death of a filipino made in a kuwait joanna demand for this is body was found in a freezer more than a year after she was reported missing police arrested her former employer. in lebanon his wife who is also suspect is missing the mafia this is death prompted the philippine government to ban new deployments of workers to kuwait and to repatriate hundreds of the nationals from their. the governor of the u.s. state of florida is putting his support behind stronger gun control measures after seventeen people were killed in a mass shooting at a high school but even if the changes actually happen to be well short of what anti-gun protest is a demanding john hendren reports. florida's governor eliot lined the biggest state
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wide change in gun laws in decades we will require all individuals purchase seem firearms to be twenty one are older by other nations standards republican rick scott's plan to raise the age for gun buyers is modest at best but here in the u.s. it marks the boldest legislative response yet to one of the deadliest school shootings in american history defying president trump and the powerful national rifle association i'm an n.r.a. member i'm also a father there is nothing more important than the safety of our children at age nineteen a gunman legally bought the a ar fifteen semiautomatic rifle he used to kill seventeen people at stoneman douglas high school in the florida city of parkland where this sense of trauma still linger my wife and son go to school my wife says. she's a system for church. before
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a friendly crowd in washington president trump again pitched his own plan to arm teachers across the united states concealed weapons it's concealed so this crazy man who walked in wouldn't even know who it is that has it that's good or bad that's good. and a teacher would have shot the hell out of him before even what happened. that in the park when shooting a good guy with a gun declined to confront the bad guy with a gun in are unsure of step the apartment during the shooting to cover side throughout the massacre he's since resigned trumpet a response for that to this man standing outside of the school the other day doesn't love the children probably doesn't know the children the teachers love their children they love their pupils they love this students they doing it also from love now they have to be very adept i'm not talking about every teacher i'm talking about a small percentage but people that have great ability with weaponry with guns
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those are the only people i'm talking about but they'll protect the student the president is largely touting the n.r.a. is lined with some of the biggest names in corporate america face mounting pressure to sever ties with the gun group from amazon dot com which runs an all a.t.v. to the insurer met life which is ending discounts for n.r.a. members here for many students in particular who streamed out of class in protest by the hundreds on friday only an outright ban on assault weapons we do they prepared to return to school on monday less than two weeks after getting an education on violence in america and it was never part of any class plan john hendren al-jazeera the european council president all tough because we want to one of the u.k. that its approach to the next stage of breadth of negotiations is based on people and lucian of speaking at a youth summit in brussels he said but he was still trying to cherry pick
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a future relationship with a blog that follows reports that british prime minister tourism a divided cabinet has finally reached a common position reports suggest that senior ministers are backing a plan to accept some regulation often leaving the pla the bloc donald tusk however has promised that plan. the u.k. government seems to be moving towards a more detailed vision. however if the media reports are correct. i'm afraid that position today. it looks like the philosophy is still alive. from the very start of it's been a key principle of turn to serve and that can be no cherry picking. single market. this is and will continue to be a key principle i have no doubt now that knife crime rose by more than one third in
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the u.k. last year with a third of a quarter offensive taking place in london and most of those killed in the capital black teenagers correspondent bonamy phillips has more no father should have to visit the site of their son's murder but this is michael speight he doesn't know who stabbed to death his boy michael jr in a south london park the attack seems to have been random for months on the police appealed for information. is being tight lipped. a barrier which is. something they're going to be labelled as being made for armor or a snitch. just another london knife crime this robbery earlier this month on camera but no one will tell the police who this is the epidemic hundreds of knife crimes every week these some of the weapons used driven say the police by territorial
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gangs drugs and in london there's an ethnic dynamic i recognise that there's a disproportionate number of young black males that are getting stomped and unfortunately being killed the gangs don't necessarily follow racial groups in fact some of them come in very multicultural but as a rule at the moment we're finding the biggest threat to a young black male is indeed a young black male. this club tries to give children focus yes children this young are at risk for us the man who founded this club was killed aged twenty in a knife crime his mother tries to explain what's gone wrong no investment for the young people community centers being closed down. no emotional support for our young people it affects their mental health depression anxiety stress to. this
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project helps fill the void left by cuts in social spending by the government the mare of london city car is not responsible for those cuts but as a high profile politician in the capital he's feeling the political heat of the knife crime crisis at a time when the demobbed of policing is going up the supply of police and because of government cuts is going to his opponents say his policies are incoherent he's too slow to spend the money he does have. this week he sent a message to young londoners who is going to learn these real life london evening life london needs me alive so i don't carry a knife. it's too late for my heart stabbed to death at a north london party attended by hundreds. last summer the police who have very few ethnic somali offices are again struggling for information this community is disproportionately affected but a mother's despair well that's universal i love my son he. is
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a mummy boy he's good. to be phillips al-jazeera london. to brazil now where thousands of soldiers and rio de janeiro taking control of the west side of the city as part of a wider security operation or president bush ordered the military takeover in response to of recent spike in violent crime the critics argue that the move isn't going to change the underlying issues. or has more from rio de janeiro. irani porches is alone and still in shock she's wondering how her beloved son could have been shot by army soldiers not on a faraway battlefield but right in the neighborhood where they live. her son bitterer is a family man 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
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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 good 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 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
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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 tancredo 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 furious she doesn't want them to set aside that and. when the military say it's an 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
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a son left crippled for life by the very forces that were meant to protect him. gabriel's on al-jazeera rio de janeiro. we have the sports news still ahead and tiger is back in the hunt on the p.g.a. tour for the first time in more than ten years details coming out of. in two thousand and eight traveled across the united states discovering what it was like to be both a patriotic american and a devout muslim can he be muslim and american in the hof to be american first i really didn't have much appreciation for why it would be a big deal that a muslim the be elected to the united states congress but ten years on what has changed rewind islam in america at this time on al-jazeera. when
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it is time for for now his job elizabeth thank you ethel a debt scare has written herself into the olympic history books awaken from her surprise victory in the skiing super g. on saturday she claims another gold in snowboarding parallel giant slalom she's the first athlete ever to win gold in both sports at a winter games the czech had never earned a podium finish in skiing until her super g. triumph but she is the reigning world champion in peril giant slalom snowboarding and she beat germany city new york by point four six seconds to secure the in the title the twenty two year old ending her games as an unprecedented double champion . meanwhile the men's parallel giant slalom was won by switzerland's neven gomery knee south korean the stang home to silver the host nation's first medal on. bigger snowboarding has won lots of fans on its olympic debut winning donald
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trump's daughter ivanka she was in the crowd to see kyle mack win silver for the usa but it was sebastian of canada who bought the colts. norway have broken the record for most medals won at a winter olympics by any nation a bronze in the alpine team competition took their tally to thirty eight one more than the united states won at the vancouver games in two thousand and ten switzerland beat austria to gold in the event which seems mixed teams of four skiers compete in head to head slalom races is the first time it's been held at an olympics. the usa rocked sweden in the men's curling final they scored five in the eighth end to clinch a ten seven victory is their first ever olympic men's curling gold and finland won its first gold of these games in the men's cross-country fifty meter mass start even this gannon helped held off two russian competitors to win well here's the medal table and this is how it's like on the penultimate day of competition norway still top with thirteen goals and that record tally of thirty eight germany in
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second also have thirteen gold with canada sitting in third on eleven in the next few minutes canada will play the czech republic for bronze at the men's ice hockey tournament while on sunday germany will take on the olympic athletes from russia in gold the competition has lacked the star power of big n.h.l. players whose league prevented them from competing because of a dispute with ice hockey international governors but the president of the ice hockey federation says fans still have a passion so watch the olympic competition you need carve your every day. i mean you can also leave and i sourced and yesterday was a day like this so do your motion so i think this is the most important part for sure i have to be honest i mean it's. here but what can we do in the n.h.l. the absence from the olympics has no doubt helped the las vegas golden knights do
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so well in their debut season on friday they beat the vancouver canucks six to three william colson scored two goals and reilly smith had three assists vegas improving to twenty four five and two at home this season they've now moved one point ahead of eastern conference leaving tampa bay for most points in the n.h.l. with eighty six. blake wheeler and each had a goal and an assist as the winnipeg jets beat the st louis blues on a hello but made thirty four safe for his six shutout of the season the jets picked over for nothing when he played terrific man to city might be running away with the english premier league but their manager pep guardiola is in some hot water or jail or has been 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 rules guardiola has been warned on two previous occasions because alone you hold an independence referendum last october. well
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manses here league cup action on sunday but the leaders in spain barcelona are back in a league action later they host fellow catalans sharona hoping to add to their advantage really because they currently sits seven points ahead of atletico madrid now third place real madrid also in action they play all of us as they hope to narrow that gap on atletico to four points it's taken him to and a half years and three back surgeries but tiger woods is finally back in the hunt at a p.g.a. tournament the fourteen time major champion is just four strokes behind lead as luke list and jamie love mark of the hoff way stage of the honda classic in florida would shot a one of a paul seventy one in windy conditions on friday. so look i'm right there. were i can i can win and win a golf tournament and you know for back on this golf course with thirty six holes ago i'm in a body can win this golf term right now it's wide open and that is the sport for
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now have more feel a little bit lighter a little actually very much and that does it for this al-jazeera news hour but do stay with us that has martine dennis as here with another full news bulletin in just a couple of minutes and as always you can keep up to date with the news on our web site that's at al-jazeera dot com back you for watching.
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yes. i would have been under the ada. the most little. one is. on the nineteenth of december twenty sixth mahmoud hussein was detained by the egyptian authorities he remains behind bars without a trial al-jazeera world investigates his case and media repression in egypt. journalism is not a crime at this time on al-jazeera. the way we communicate is what defines us. we don't always has been. as innovation in technology continues to shape our lives. pioneering content creation and distribution
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