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this is really an attack on the truth itself is a lot of misunderstanding of what free speech is supposed to be about the context of hugely important setting the stage for a serious debate out front at this time on al-jazeera. above. the bowl. struggling to breathe health authorities accuse the syrian government of a chlorine gas attack. or without their live from doha also coming out protests in south korea against the
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controversial north korean general who's visiting. struggling to find food warnings from the u.n. that more than half of south sudan's population face hunger. how an israeli tax plan has led to the closure of one of christianity's holiest sites. now opposition doctors in syria say a child aside a dozen more people are being treated after a suspected chlorine gas attack witnesses reported smelling of the gas after an explosion in the rebel held district of eastern ghouta now this is video that is purporting to show victims who as you can see a struggling to bring the syrian government has denied using chemical weapons in the war i don't connect them with. today we have more than thirty dozens of
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launching of chemical weapons with chlorine sarin in. other gases from iran we don't know what they are a sort of russian a common a don't care about un council decisions they still bombard us and use chemical weapons against us america france turkey saudi arabia what are they waiting for britain what are they waiting for are they waiting for us to be exterminated in eastern. we have this report now from a summer binge of a and a warning you may find some of his the images in his report distressing. this is what the united nation agrees has to stop. me. but hours into the un security council has thirty day ceasefire declaration bombs kept dropping on eastern medics reported dozens of deaths and injuries from more than one hundred airstrikes. and artillery bombardments all of which was supposed to end continues in the rebel held area home to four hundred thousand syrians or
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experiences from the b.v.i. . in syria don't give us high expectation it's tradition been this. what's. the. start as soon as possible one this possible we don't know we don't we don't know when this will stop and and then here this is a big number of population it won't be a solution three bring them one or two on boys and one be the solution that's we evacuated one thousand or two thousand of them to be cheated out of little as feared government forces trying to enter eastern huta from three sides attempting to seize as much land as possible before the cease fire is implemented reinforcements from the syrian army's fourth and tenth brigades have been circling eastern who different days special forces and troops from the elite tiger battalion are also on the front lines. bulldozers and tanks are deployed to breach several
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defenses iran and syria maintain that the security council resolution allows the targeting of what they call terror to. thank you this by keeping large a few numbers and having. them. for killing and capturing some soldiers. we welcome the security council's decision regarding a cease fire because of the burden on our families and. this suffering must be lifted of the decision to stop the bloodshed caused by the regime and as usual we didn't find any commitment by the syrian regime in its russian allies. northwestern go to southern with almost every front and has been stalled by the regime on sunday in order to achieve some advance but they haven't succeeded. many people have been stranded in underground shelters for days and fear the worst to come. we can't eat because there's nothing to eat our sons have no work my son has five children and
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he doesn't know how to feed them we will die hungry without food we've been targeted no homes have been destroyed we have done nothing to be treated and targeted like this but eastern has been intensely targeted for the past week the u.n. called it hell on earth. the calls the victims in syria martyrs that have been conversations between the leaders of france germany and russia to drive the assad government to stop attacks and allow in humanitarian aid that's when the people continue. is annihilation. of the turkey syria border. let's go live now to beirut our correspondent. the people who. might of anticipate or at least hoped for a sation of of the wall for the guns to fall silent in the bombs to stop dropping but it's far from the case is. no letup in the violence
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yes the intensity has dropped to a certain extent but it seems that the pro-government alliance are trying to target the areas in eastern close to the front lines even that reported chlorine attack was in she told an area which is also coming under heavy artillery fire in the early hours of this morning what the pro-government alliance is trying to do is target these areas on the edges of to make it easier for their ground forces to push into advance because advancing forces really are have the advantage because the rebels are entrenched they're dug in and you know they are in a better position to try to repel the advance of the government has not been able to take any inch of territory since the ground operation began on sunday so no letup in violence but definitely a drop in the intensity of what we saw over the last week really a relentless bombing campaign more than five hundred civilians killed. this morning
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monday morning reports of more casualties coming from this strike carried out by the russians. yes this is what we understand from activists on the ground ten people love from one family women and children among them so the civilian casualties are still civilian casualties since that security council resolution was passed but it is very difficult to because there are loopholes in this resolution and it says it excludes terrorists they are not part of the cease fire and everyone understands the terrorist to be somebody else the russians and the iranians. is controlled. by terrorists yes the rebel groups on the ground say. an armed group which used to be affiliated with al qaida is present but there's only a few hundred of them and they're ready to leave but what is clear is that the pro-government alliance doesn't just want. to leave all opposition fighters to
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leave and there are tens of thousands of them. and a lot of them are from the from the challenge of eastern they do not want to leave with their families and these groups took part in the astronaut talks so they're wondering why are they being forced to lay down their arms but what is clear the pro-government alliance wants all out military victory. thank you very much. now the white house says any tools with north korea must lead to an end to its nuclear program the development comes after a north korean general attending the winter olympics in south korea suggested that his country is ready to sit down with the united states the demonstrations are taking place to general kim young chills of parents hundreds of protesters have gathered more expected to join them in the center of so many blame the seventy two year old for involvement in the deaths of dozens of south korean sailors in twenty ten the touch of the name has more from come known. from
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protesters at the border and the stadium too uncomfortable questions asked by reporters all over nothing it was a controversial arrival at the closing ceremony of the winter olympics for the north korean delegation. some south koreans are angry about the delegation leader general kimmitt young chore all is thought to be behind attacks against the south including the sinking of a warship in twenty ten that killed forty six sailors know. president of korea is almost zero and simple they are doing a little korea hero. role in a protest. no prisoners and the north korea's dictator this is. south korean president moon jay in use the games to reboot intercooler ian relations the so-called peace olympics included
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a joint women's hockey team athlete celebrating korean nationalism by marching under a unified flag as well as the visit by kim yo jiang the sister of the north korean leader she arrived with an invite for moon to visit pyongyang. it's a two hour test it was a good olympics as it were so concerned about it last year but when so well many north koreans came in i wish this could lead to unification i thought it was interesting to use in order for us to host it i really enjoyed it. even the choice of olympic venues was symbolic gang one province is divided between the north and south. if the tension continues into tourist income so peace is very important to our economy north korea participated in the olympics and this has become a basis for establishing a base here and that means a lot to us. for the russians the games and did as they began marching without
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their flag two of their athletes were disqualified after testing positive for banned drugs four years on from the sochi doping scandal russians were only allowed to compete under an olympic flag as all athletes return home the question here is what happens after the olympics. the u.s. announced its toughest package of sanctions against north korea on friday with the hope it will pressure the country to denuclearize whether that will work when other sanctions have failed remains to be seen and there's no word yet on when president moon might travel to the north if he does he'll become the first south korean president to meet kim jong un since he became leader seven years ago natasha going to al-jazeera south korea. the united nations is calling for an investigation after security forces in the democratic republic of congo opened fire on protesters two
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people were killed dozens of others were injured in violence across the country they gathered after church on sunday calling for the president to resign peter shop reports. the catholic church has been at the forefront of demonstrations calling on the congress president joseph kabila to stand down. and after morning service on sunday protesters took to the streets again. since december more than a dozen people have been killed by security forces and protests like these and today there was an all too familiar response by police. tear gas quickly followed by gunfire was it for the locals candy was shot dead before the march started. his body taken to a nearby hospital. two others were seriously injured one of them a student serge moca
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a wash teaching job i'm not protesting by accident or in vain and not because i don't know why i'm protesting by protesting today i was just claiming my right and this is what happened to me. organizers said the protesters no longer believed in the political will of current leaders to ensure a peaceful transition of power if capital is forced to stand down then his good care is killing here is kabila condemning them he's not condemning the metol we will not end this protest we will maintain our fight and we will go up to the end with this fight. as with previous protest marches internet data and messaging services were cut across the congress a lot of voices you could. take but the opposition message is getting out. and the shooting by the security forces is for the stoking up anger peter shop al-jazeera. the nigerian government has sent its air force to search for more than one hundred girls who are missing after a boko haram attack gunman targeted
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a school in the country's northeast in your bay state last week one hundred ten of the school's nine hundred students remain unaccounted for president mohammad called the abduction a national disaster so to come here at al-jazeera find out who is replacing australia's in battle them barnaby joyce he was forced to step down as deputy prime minister amid sexual harassment allegations mexican health workers criticized the north american free trade agreement for promoting obesity. hello there we're seeing a lot of heavy snow over parts of europe at the moment just take a look at these pitches from italy where the snow is very very deep and it's all
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thanks to a weather system that's been circulating around the mediterranean sucked up a lot of moisture and now it's working its way northward and it's hitting the cold air that's in place over many other parts of europe where it hits that cold air that's where we see all the snow and there's plenty more still to come so for many of us here that will be plenty more heavy snow on monday than that will gradually edge its way eastwards as we head through into choose day for the rest of us across europe it's cold and it's staying cold so a maximum of minus nine in warsaw minus four in many places here won't get above freezing for a good few days now further west our maximum in paris will only be around minus two if we had across the other side of the mediterranean for many of us here what weather has now passed and it's moved away towards the north but there's more rain working its way in across parts of morocco that's edging its way towards for about there wet for so monday but then clearing as we head through the cheese day so choose day quite
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a blustery wind about nineteen degrees will be on maximum instead on tuesday the wetter weather will be over possible geria and into tunisia. the border.
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with al-jazeera time for us to take a look at the top stories doctors and rescue workers in the rebel held district of eastern ghouta are accusing the syrian government of a chlorine gas attack they say a child has died and a dozen more people are being treated for injuries after the suspected attack on sunday. hundreds of people have taken to the streets of seoul they're furious at the appearance of a north korean general at the winter olympics closing ceremony general kim yong charles had talks with south korea's intelligence chief and he blamed the seventy two year old for involvement in the deaths of dozens of south koreans saying that in twenty ten. government has deployed its air force to search for one hundred ten girls who are missing after a boko haram attack gunman targeted a school in the country's northeastern state of yo bay last week president mohammad
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who bihari called the abduction a national disaster. the u.n. says the number of people without reliable access to food in south sudan is unprecedented it's revealed in a new report that sixty percent of the population relies on handouts for food and half of those people are on the brink of starvation charlotte bellis as small. half of south sudan some five million people a facing malnutrition and even starvation this map shows how hard it is to get food in south sudan people in yellow areas can find just enough for to survive or into areas represent a crisis fate. where many people mel nourished and red areas are one stage more severe where there are high levels of malnutrition and people are at risk of starvation in january one million people in the raid areas a forty percent increase on the same time last year and this is the u.n.
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forecast for the middle of the the orange and the radio areas grow to include areas with seven million people living what is in these maps is tim it's what the u.n. calls catastrophe areas where there could be widespread starvation from zero in january one hundred and fifty five thousand people will fall under the category within the next six months south sudan had only just experienced a famine last year was the first to be declared in any country since twenty eleven the struggle to find enough food since of war broke out and twenty three are saying a quarter of the population is displaced food prices have soared and fighting has prevented many farmers from planting and harvesting crops students have returned to their florida high school for the first time since a gunman killed seventeen people there earlier this month the school reopened to students and family members for an orientation ahead of classes resuming on
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wednesday the three story building where the shooting took place remains called off but many students stop there to lay flowers and pay their respects meanwhile former students of the school of mass together calling for tougher gun laws president trump says the shooting is the top assume he wants to discuss with state's governors when they meet in motion to monday. whether rico has suffered another setback to its recovery efforts after her hit last year most of the island lost power when the substation exploded on sunday the u.s. territory is struggling to rebuild and now college students are being forced to move to the mainland to finish school christian salumi has more from new york. nineteen year old crystal medina prefers the weather back home but says she's thankful to be here despite the cold attending new york university going to school in puerto rico has been difficult since hurricane maria a lot of the buildings were being really badly damaged we had fungus in our
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classroom so we had to take classes and tents. there was no electricity for like the first two months there was no water for months after the category four storm a third of the island remains without power even before maria hit the government there cut funding to the university of puerto rico. prompting a student strike that shut it down for a month chrystal is one of about sixty puerto rican students attending n.y.u. free of charge dozens of other schools on the mainland are offering free or reduced to issue but such programs aren't without controversy as many as thirty two thousand college aged puerto ricans are expected to leave the island in the coming year continuing a trend that started with an economic crisis in two thousand and six as they leave in search of better opportunities the worry is that universities like this are luring away the best and the brightest researchers at the hunter college center for
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puerto rican studies say the d. population of puerto rico is one of the most significant hurdles to its economic recovery the reality. is the long term parole in the now is being intensified. those your people even after you train them which is part of what's up to me then the economy if lacking the skills base to live battle you know new broader new companies of enterprises that have actually promoted you're going to be brought home and why you require students to continue paying tuition to their schools at home to lessen the impact on their already strapped budgets still christian cruz has mixed feelings about being in new york as an. element of like killed too because i'm over here and i'm pretty much getting a free ride just pay my son university back home and i'm getting all these benefits and they're not. but the longer it takes puerto rico to recover the stronger the
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pull to leave kristensen me al-jazeera new york australia has a new deputy prime minister after weeks of mounting pressure falls to be joyce to quit he's been replaced by veterans affairs minister michael mccall mack the conservative joyce campaigned on family values and then came under fire when it was revealed he'd had an extramarital affair with his press secretary he also faces a sexual harassment complaint or boom elam has the latest from sydney. well the government is now hoping that it can move on from the toxicity and the sniping back and forth between the two parties who make up the governing coalition you've got to remember that the coalition is the most successful political arrangement in a strange post-war period and neither side wanted to see that arrangement derailed a prime minister malcolm turnbull had been calling barnaby joyce is affair with
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a former staffer a shocking error of judgment barnaby joyce retaliated calling his comments inept so that relationship really deteriorated but now they're hoping for a fresh start with the election both michael mccormack as national's leader and deputy leader of the country he says that he wants to focus on uniting his team and on building teamwork and on really bringing back the focus to governing and keeping the opposition labor party out of government who had been really enjoying the spectacle of the last three weeks. church leaders in occupied east jerusalem have closed the holiest site in christianity in response to what they call discrimination by the israeli government managers of the church of the holy several believed to be the site of the crucifixion and the resurrection of jesus christ around green proposed tax plans harry forsett reports
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the chance to experience sunday mass of the place where they believe christ rose from the dead draws pilgrims from around the world to the church of the holy sepulcher but this sunday the greek orthodox armenian and catholic churches which jointly run the site announced its abrupt closure protesting against measures which they say would constrain the rights of the church property is the demand of. all office women love which were. this is the about the and unprecedented attack against christians in their holy land. levi only most basic. and some of the right the church leaders say they face a twin attack first in the shape of a demand by jerusalem city government what it says is more than one hundred eighty million dollars in back taxes and secondly from proposed legislation which would
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seize retroactively for the state church land sold to private companies or sundays in the square outside the church of the holy sepulcher always thronged with tourists and christian pilgrims many of whom are travelled a long way to see this most important holy site it's always an atmosphere of emotion today the chief atmosphere though is one of disappointment the belief that jesus christ died and if you was buried here would have liked just to go there and have the east point is you you know that would we be able to understand it better you know i i don't know if the sides of the parties involved but you know it certainly is going to get the public attention to do this and hopefully it drives a quicker conclusion the christian patriarchates only large areas of often prime real estate in and around jerusalem much of it at least to the state palestinians have criticized the greek orthodox patriarch the selling property inside the old city the jewish settler groups and others jerusalem's municipal leaders say only properties being used for religious activities should be tax exempt not those
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rented commercially they've already frozen about nine million dollars in assets of the greek orthodox church and we're talking about other places that the church own fat has hotel and they have been exempt wrongly from paying city taxes for years and years and years and the mare at the moment is trying to correct a wrong that was done that affects us from evidence every single day and ministerial discussion on the bill to allow seizure of already sold church land has been postponed to next week the author of the. law says it's designed to protect the rights of those living on the land from off an anonymous offshore entities church leaders say their long established rights are being trampled in what they call an attempt to weaken the christian presence in jerusalem ari force at al-jazeera occupied east jerusalem. the future of the north american free trade agreement or nothing hangs in the balance with president trump wanting it either renegotiated all scrapped but some in mexico a critical of the deal for different
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reasons they say is partly responsible for an obesity epidemic as david messer explains from mexico city. like many mexicans these days beyond a what does for stop on her way to work is here a convenience store workers are sweet and yogurt cookies and a jello cup make for a breakfast on the go it's a trend the thirty year old teacher says is impacting her health and that of her colleagues and students. there are more children who are overweight who have diabetes and hypertension i see too many students too many families with where nutrition we don't know how to eat properly. mexicans are hocked on junk food and the impact has been devastating over the past twenty five years obesity rates have tripled and diabetes is now the leading cause of death in the country eating habits in mexico began to change in the one nine hundred eighty s.
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because of an increase in foreign investment but this transformation really took off ten years later with the signing of nafta the north american free trade agreement. health experts say mexico became a dumping ground for cheap low nutrient highly processed foods from the united states causing diets here to mirror those of their northern neighbors those of us that use all the most of all the damage we see in our society is caused by the consumption of high fructose corn syrup. sugary drinks and it's all connected with the industry's ation of. the money route explains the causes of the beast. beyond these mothers has witnessed this change firsthand she says persuading her family to eat traditional food. tortillas is an uphill battle in. these days most young women don't want to cook for the ease of buying kentucky fried chicken
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instead of making rice and beans instead of making lemonade they buy coke or another soft drink the changes have been bad without government intervention mexico's health crisis is expected to get worse advocates say future trade agreements should take health into account protecting the very people they're supposed to help david mercer al-jazeera mexico city. to visit take a look at the top stories here at al-jazeera doctors and rescue workers in the rebel held district of eastern ghouta are accusing the syrian government of a chlorine gas attack they say a child has died a dozen more people being treated after the suspected attack on sunday government has rights continue despite a cease fire resolution false by the un security council on saturday then
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a honda has the latest from beirut. to the intensity has dropped to a certain extent but it seems that the pro-government alliance are trying to target the areas in eastern route to close to the front lines even that reported chlorine attack wasn't she told me an area which is also coming under heavy artillery fire in the early hours of this morning what the pro-government alliance is trying to do is target these areas on the edges of food to make it easier for their ground forces to push in to advance. hundreds of people have taken to the streets of the south korean capital seoul there furious at the appearance of a north korean general at the winter olympics closing ceremony many blame general kim young child for the deaths of dozens of south korean sailors in twenty ten he suggested his country is ready to sit down with the united states the white house says any tools with north korea must lead to an end to its nuclear program the
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nigerian government has deployed its airforce to search for one hundred ten girls missing after a bottle her arm attack government targeted a school in the country's northeastern state of your bay that was a week ago police numbers have been boosted at schools in the region president bush already called the abduction a national disaster. students have returned to their florida high school for the first time since a gunman killed seventeen people that this month the school reopened to students and family members ahead of classes resuming when say the building where the shooting took place remains cool and of church leaders in occupied east jerusalem have closed the holiest sites in christianity and responsible they call discrimination by the israeli government manages of the church of the holy several believed to be the site of the crucifixion and the resurrection of jesus are angry a proposed tax plans ok you're up to date the news continues here on al-jazeera
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after inside story. the gulf crisis the u.s. president. eight months ago but what does he have to offer the saudis and their allies and what a force a settlement on u.s. allies in this volatile region this story.


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