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oh anyway five and a half months of demanding an end to an education system that was introduced. in latin america al-jazeera has come to fill a void that needed to be filled. the only nation ever hit by an atomic bomb once again braces for the worst. when he's explores life in japan under north korea's nuclear threat at this time on al jazeera. this is al-jazeera. hello i'm adrian for the again this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes the bloodbath in syria's eastern continues as russia plans
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a partial truce in the rebel held on place. moscow vetoes a u.n. resolution that aims to pressure iran over its role in the war in yemen. south africa's president recalls key ministers sacked by his predecessor jacob zuma in his first cabinet reshuffle. of talent x. generation y. five networks will change all lives will have the latest from the world mobile congress in barcelona. could soon be a pause in fighting in the rebel held area in syria russia's president vladimir putin an ally of syria's leader bashar al assad has ordered a five hour ceasefire every day in east and go to the capital damascus is. following the order of the russian president with the aim of eliminating casualties
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among the civilian population of eastern guta a daily humanitarian pauses being introduced starting february twenty seventh from nine am to two pm and a humanitarian corridor will be created for the exit of civilians its cordon its have been prepared and will be announced soon ok. the un has welcomed russia's plan but has reiterated his call for a thirty day ceasefire across syria which was passed in a resolution on saturday the u.k. criticized president putin's move and accused russia of playing games twenty six people were killed on monday nearly five hundred people have died in intense bombing by syrian and russian forces in eastern over the past week some of in job report it is not yet clear what the details of this proposed russian ceasefire between nine am to two in the afternoon are going to be so far what we've seen is that this humanitarian ceasefire will mean that a corridor will be opened and people will be allowed to exit people inside eastern
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huta do not want to exit from their homes they have been seeing what has been happening to people in aleppo they have been seeing what has been happening to people in the riaa and they do not want to exit their own homes to places they were in they don't know what are the conditions going to be like if it is going to be in the south near the border with jordan are they going to be moving west the words the city of damascus the syrian capital or will they be forced to move into there because continuing to be a front line between government and rebel forces so these are all questions that people in who have been asking they're angry they're frustrated they say that this is not they were expecting what they were expecting from the united nations security council resolution and saturday evening where there was a unanimous agreement that there will be a thirty day cease fire across syria people have been expecting humanitarian aid deliveries to be brought into them this is an area home to nearly four hundred thousand people and a few hours they think is not going to help them. latest suspected chlorine gas attack in eastern grocery has killed
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a child of those left other people struggling to breathe witnesses reported smelling the gas explosion just a warning that you may find some of the images to hold us reports distressing. one of the front lines in eastern opposition fighters say they are rebelling attempts by pro syrian government forces to storm the besieged and clave. rebel saying they killed dozens of soldiers on the ground offensive began on sunday just hours after the u.n. security council agreed to a cease fire throughout. since then there has been no letup in the war the intensity of the airstrikes and the shelling appears to have dropped when compared to the relentless bombing campaign during the first week of the assault but civilians continue to die those who are able to find underground shelter avoid going outside more than five hundred people have already been killed
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children and women among them. the any god give me patience to face this tragedy my children are scattered here and there my son lost three kids such awful memories i know i am blind i lost my house six days ago i have nothing at all i have been here for six days there's no food and water are living in tal. chlorine gas has also reportedly been used activists and medics a victim suffered breathing problems i don't know some of the teachers today we have more than thirty dead dozens of mints and launching of chemical weapons they bombard us with chlorine sarin and other gases from iran and we don't know what they are russian in common they don't care about un council decisions they still can use chemical weapons against us pro-government forces have been accused of using chemical weapons in the past especially when they want to clear an area. allow their forces to advance the syrian government and russia are using
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a loophole in the un security council cease fire resolution the military campaign they say that does not cover areas which are held by what they call terrorists and eastern there are two main rebel groups. and. they have sent representatives to russian sponsored talks in astronaut but there are also a few hundred. fighters belonging to a group previously known as the. front the opposition says. fighters are ready to leave but the pro-government alliance wants all rebel factions to surrender there are thousands of fighters in eastern huta and between three hundred to four hundred thousand civilians says the u.n. . god be with us where's the ceasefire the airstrikes haven't stopped we've been going through this for the past week no food no water the kremlin says the people at least to be held hostage but the fighters and their families are also the people of this damascus suburb surrendering would probably mean forcible displacement to
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another unsafe rebel area and never returning home. u.n. spokesman. daily truce is better than nothing we stand ready as soon as the conditions are safe for truck drivers humanitarian workers to roll into these areas. for that to be effective. the fighting needs to stop we need to ensure that there are no roadblocks whether physical or administrative. whether or not. five hours is enough not enough it's a difficult question to answer five hours is better than no hours but we would like to see any sation forces be extended. thirty days as the security council said but we will effort to do whatever we can within the time that we're able to
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work the u.k. stephanie ambassador to the u.n. there was criticizing russia's announcement of the humanitarian corridor in syria we've got a clear resolution that's been passed by everybody every member state of the security council is obliged to do everything it can to implement and to see implemented security council resolutions and of course includes russia i've just seen the announcement you referred to and what i would say to that is that is not compliance that is not implementation of the resolution passed on saturday. but it does show that it can be implemented so russia can implement it if it chooses to if it's able to do a fine example it is able to do a twenty four hour pause so it's up to russia whether it wants to implement fully the resolution that it signed up to and voted for where it wants to play cynical games. and fellow and the program on arab politics at the washington institute where he focuses on syria he joins us now live from washington d.c. andrew what you make of this russian announcement of this daily five polls in
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fighting russia showing this still very much in control. russia showing it has influence it's good to have this kind of pas and humanitarian corridors in theory but it's not going to stop the assad regime's assault on these besieged areas it's not going to meet the thirty day cease fire. which was demanded by the u.n. security council instead going to give us something way short of that and with it we're going to have some relief but continued suffering of those who were surrounded in the school and where does this leave that un resolution i mean it is russia playing as the u.k.'s deputy ambassador said cynical games. well i think russia is playing a game in which it tries to do the bare minimum to in order to pacify or to
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basically. gain the acceptance of a lot of. the international community that is doing all that it can i think there is a lot of skeptics that say that they can do a lot more and the problem of course that the russians have is inside the conflict is that bashar assad triangulates between them and the iranians and so when they don't listen to the russians they often go to the iranians and the iranians oftentimes have a harder line on these things but so basically this cease fire is not going to be implemented until all the parties are operating on the ground. except the rebels of course. agree that in a position they're happy militarily the opposing fighting is needed and that's right there have to be a decision by. the assad regime in the various factions that fighting was not their best interest right now and that it's better to go to the negotiating table the problem is that while the negotiating table is there so to speak. the
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opportunity to make progress at the talks is very limited i don't expect that's going to change absent increase in the fighting the worsening situation right so if this five daily poor in fighting which which could begin later today is introduced. i will make a difference to the civilians trapped in eastern. well it could give them food it could allow them to civilians to escape. but it depends on how many people want to leave. the track record of those who do leave the areas they oftentimes make it out but not necessarily better conditions. and then of course there is the specter of the assad regime turning up. the use of other weapons on these areas in the future so it's going to it's going to be interesting to see if this actually takes hold and you're good to talk to many thanks indeed for being
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with us my pleasure russia has vetoed a u.n. resolution which would have criticized iran for failing to prevent its weapons from falling into the hands of you who think rebels in yemen instead the security council unanimously adopted a russian proposed resolution which did not mention iran diplomatic as james bays reports from the u.n. in new york for the middle east this was an important moment russia for the first time casting its veto in the security council to protect iran it came in a moment of high drama in the council chamber to rival resolutions on yemen put to back to back votes the one vetoed by russia was a u.k. draft back strongly by the u.s. which contained criticism of iran it received eleven votes in favor because of russia's position it failed they moved on to russia's own draft without any mention
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of iran security council members aware that sanctions in yemen would collapse if there was no new resolution back to unanimously it led to angry exchanges the u.k.'s resolution was a simple common sense it called out iran for giving the who are these the tools to threaten yemen's neighbors and to threaten freedom of navigation through the red sea. but this common sense attempt to hold iran accountable has failed it's going to become a political move i will be frank the wording in the british draft is liable to have dangerous destabilizing ramifications and this is not only a political to the situation in yemen but also to the region overall this will never truly escalate regional tensions and lead to conflicts among key regional players the vote had been postponed for several hours as the u.k. tried but failed to reach a compromise with russia the acting british ambassador had earlier told me he wanted his resolution to reflect the findings of an independent panel on yemen but
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that report was not only critical of iran russia doesn't like the outcome of certain expert panel reports it just doesn't like the messages doesn't mean it undermine everything they say so we'll be urging our colleagues for the good of the united nations system to vote in favor of areas in which your text doesn't reflect everything in the panel of experts reports as a mention of us torture camps is not the same mention of the bombardment by the saudis and the illegality of that in the resolution so our text focusing on part of what the problems of the us or our text has the support of the council and that's on this thank you very much in the end he did receive the support of the majority but the key takeaway is the fact that russia was prepared to cast its veto the trumpet ministration constantly says that terror on is the stabilizing the middle east region and that it's prepared to take action we've now had confirmed what we expected that russia will block the un route to any such action james outages era
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of the united nations beta cells reza senior consulting researcher at chatham house he joins us now via skype from new york peter good to have you with us where you make of all of this. well it's not a major surprise russia has an interest in protecting iran overall in all of this and certainly there is a case to be made a number of accusations that the made in the panel of experts report the panel of experts perhaps not quite as conclusive in in their findings as has been suggested what they're saying is there is clear evidence that iranian made. components found their way to yemen probably since the war began but not that iran can be proven to have supplied the these components and again as your reporter was asking someone just a month ago i believe the british represents that at the u.n.
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a number of other accusations saying that all parties to the conflict violated international humanitarian law and allegations the so-called camps and in some parts of the country somewhat selective and also with a new u.n. envoy in place one could one could argue that the security council voted in favor of this resolution would really have made his job much easier if he came in and try to mediate and end the conflict so who's got the moral high ground here russia of all the sponsors of this resolution. no one has the moral high ground in any and in anything to do with the security council right now. the use of the. across the board in the security council right now is something that is political we're seeing resolution trying to lay blame firmly on one side and punish one side or the other using to. prevent that from happening so this is really sadly just
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politics as usual in many ways for the un security council and very little to do with sort of any form of moral high ground on the part of any any group all right what should the un security council be doing constructively to bring relief to the people suffering in yemen. well first and foremost there is a slightly problematic security council resolution from twenty fifteen u.n. security council resolution two two one six which arguably ties the hands of the u.n. envoy tied to the previous u.n. envoy to yemen a new envoy now about to come into the role at the end of this month. and what they could do is put in a resolution that gives him more leeway to talk to who he likes and to mediate between whichever party sees fit because that resolution has. in effect put the
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conflict into into two camps which in the longer really relevant given the chain of events on the ground peter really good to talk to you many thanks indeed because on screen you. from out sirrah still to come on the program teachers and students return to the size of the florida school mass shooting as police come under more criticism plus. the right to be. an emotional appeal to save their head just by own sense to cheese fellow nobel peace laureates. and later in sport german football supporters make their feelings clear about the matches being moved to monday's. south africa's new president has reappointed a number of ministers sacked by former leader jacob zuma still run oppose announced
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thirty changes to ministerial positions now and then was reappointed finance minister well problem gordon was named public enterprises minister. demi zuma who narrowly lost to round poser in the n.c. leadership election was also given a position of weapons the latest from johannesburg. it's not the overhaul that many ram opposed the supporters or many south africans who were hoping for a clear change of direction and an anti corruption drive would have hoped for many ministers from the previous cabinet who appointed by former president jacob zuma and implicated in many of the corruption scandals that afflicted his government have been reappointed but in different positions the most controversial of those reappointment is musi a good guy but a foreigner from former finance minister he's been reinstated in another powerful position the ministry of home affairs one position that will point and that will reassure people who are hoping for
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a change of direction is the appointment of pravin gordhan the former finance minister he's been appointed in the ministry of enterprise he has a reputation for cleaning up any ministry that he's been in charge of so that will reassure people who were hoping for some change poses stuck within a rock and a hard place on the one hand trying to please the supporters and those who wanted a complete change of house and a new direction on the other hand he still has to pick a date yancey's national executive committee that put him in position as the leader of the a.n.c. and can recall him at any time to keep his job he has to keep different factions within the a.n.c. placated as well as trying to push through what he says is his agenda of cleaning out corruption and fixing the economy many students in northeastern nigeria say they're too frightened to go back to the school where armed men abducted one hundred ten girls last week nigeria's government they said for the first time on monday that the girls have been kidnapped classes have now resumed at the school in
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villages believed to boko haram faces took the pupils. three nobel peace prize winners a calling on fellow laureate aung san suu kyi to condemn violence against the range of minority warning me and mostly that she risks prosecution for genocide the group is visiting a range of refugees in camps in bangladesh almost seven hundred thousand ranger fled the country since the start of a military crackdown six months ago the army says that it's targeting terrorists. is one of the peace prize winners visiting cox's bazaar she says that she hopes on san suu kyi she will come with them to visit me in mars worst affected areas but i would like to go into burma divisible our sister laura to ask your sister laureate to go to the villages where the people and mostly been been destroyed the abbot on the side is being well covered as we speak and i would like thankfully she you're pumping us to the villages of little people so you actually i know you there you.
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are right like. no right to be muslim per kilo like. south korea is urging the u.s. and north korea to compromise. ahead of any direct talks between the two nations but the white house insists that any meeting must lead to the north ending its nuclear program the north korean general visiting south korea says that pyongyang is ready for discussions but kim young troll has been greeted by protests in seoul many there blame him for ordering two attacks that killed nearly fifty south koreans in twenty ten. britain's main opposition party has announced a major policy shift policy shift on bragg's it labor leader jeremy corbyn says he now backs the u.k. staying in a permanent customs union with the e.u. saying that it's necessary to protect trade avoid a hard border with ireland pro european m.p.'s have welcomed the move but the
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government says that it's a cynical attempt to frustrate the u.k.'s withdraw from the e.u. that he and barbara reports. in a sense are dedicated to cutting edge design a speech meant to give labor's breakfast strategy a sharper outline germy corgan supporters say there's now a clear difference between the government and opposition on this crucial issue so labor would seek to negotiate a do comprehensive u.k.e. customs union to ensure there are no tariffs with europe and to help avoid any need whatsoever for a hard border in northern ireland. but we're also clear that the option of a new u.k. customs union with the you would need to ensure that the u.k. has a say in future trade deals a new customs arrangement would depend on britain being able to negotiate agreement
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for new trade deals in our national interests the existing customs union means britain enjoys tariff free trade with the twenty seven other european union members up to now jeremy corbyn has simply promised to push for the exact same benefits believing anything more would infuriate the sizeable number of labor voters who backed breaks it it's no coincidence that jeremy corbyn gave a speech in a strongly believe voting area all along labor has said it must respect the views of its brics it backing supporters but now there has been a shift a significant one many people say and one that could change the future of britain downing street is again rejected any customs union saying the u.k. must be free to strike its own trade deals but the confederation of british industry welcomed corbin's shift saying it would put jobs and living standards first at this coventry engineering firm they make parts mainly for commercial vehicles and a fifth of their business is with other e.u. countries eighteen people work here and the bosses any sudden break with the e.u.
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would be very damaging and something could be done to hold on to those sorry still give ourselves a chance to write free of the. if that's what has to happen then so be it but beginning new trade deals with other countries can take years and years so upping the could be a lot of years. before any in them for the normal on friday prime minister to resume a will give her own breaks it speech but she could face a rebellion in parliament from some in her party who want to retain closer links with the you the fact that she doesn't have an overall majority means this move by labor could be significant when parliament votes of bricks it in the coming months barbara al-jazeera. teachers have now returned to work daily two weeks after the mass shooting at a school in florida seventeen people were killed when a gunman entered the school in the city of parkland and opened fire police a facing more criticism that they didn't do enough to prevent the shooting and he gallacher reports. in the days since one of the worst school shootings in u.s.
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history the memorial to those that lost their lives has grown as parents and students arrive at the school some carry flowers others simply bowed their heads classes will resume on wednesday but for many emotions still roll my daughter hasn't been back since this happened and she wants to see a friend and she wants to resume a somewhat normal life which we know here is never going to be the same but what are we going to do i mean. she she can't stay in her house and do nothing something has to be done. in florida state capital of this from marjorie stoneman douglas high school continue to campaign for a change in gun laws the students have become the voices for a movement now sweeping the u.s. downhearted when most importantly i feel angry. that we let this had to be angry that we did not solve this problem alone time ago and angry that children
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are the one pushing and advocating for change and not i am like you know official and investigations now been launched into the police's handling of the shooting sheriff scott israel has been accused of incompetence after his department received warnings about the alleged shooter nicholas cruz and a deputy's resigned after it emerged he stayed outside while the shooting took place president trump who's indicated he may raise the minimum age for buying assault rifles says he would have handled it differently i really believe i'd run into even if i didn't have a weapon and i think most of the people in this room would have done that too because i know most of you. but the way they performed was was really a disgrace some of the u.s. is biggest corporate sponsors are now cutting ties with the national rifle association is pressure for change grows the organization says it's against banning assault rifles all raising age limits politics aside parkland is a community that continues to mourn and heal when classes resume on wednesday it
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will only be for part of the day the building where seventeen people died may be demolished and turned into a memorial but when students walk through these gates it will be a traumatic experience and gallacher al-jazeera parkland florida. will get a weather update next here on the news out then anger in the occupied west bank over israeli plans for settling land disputes plus more trouble for the company founded by disgraced film producer harvey weinstein we'll tell you more. but a city not exactly known for its snow in a country not renowned for its interest in winter sports is getting ready to host the next winter olympics. halliday's finally stopped raining if they were high value after five days of it
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and flooding to boot and this is the clyde that waved around his funny moving east was doesn't mean that will be the final cold but at least for maybe twenty four hours possibly more than not it's now dry in this area as well from the driving off in the sky the wintry weather has disappeared from the high ground further west as well in fact looks like a quiet spell in that temperatures a quite high chicago fourteen new york's a twelve toronto's at about ten degrees it shouldn't really be this warm in february but it's a wooden asari last more rain is feeding into the ohio valley and the studies showing some parts of ontario but it's not that cold plus it in toronto there's been a star left in maybe arizona maybe southern california is not a lot to it but of late wintry stuff maybe in the me can be into it's not as wet as it was the still a bit of a breeze but if anything is weakened when it gets the coast of nicaragua and costa rica i don't expect to see much in the way of showers there and occasional wind down in panama as well the concentration of showers for the south is increasing i
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it is good to have you with us adrian finnegan here in doha but the news from al-jazeera our top stories this hour russia's president has ordered a five daily cease fire in syria's eastern. but a humanitarian corridor for people to leave the area at least twenty six people were killed there on monday that's despite a u.n. resolution calling for a nationwide troops. russia's vetoed a u.n. resolution which would have criticized tehran for failing to prevent its weapons from falling into the hands of the rebels in yemen instead the security council unanimously adopted a russian proposed resolution which did not mention iran. and south africa's new president as reappointed ministers sacked by former leader jacob zuma so around oppose announced thirty changes to ministerial positions and
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a cabinet reshuffle. on the war in syria was a major focus on the first day of the un human rights council meeting in geneva talks will be held over the next four weeks david chase to reports the u.n. secretary general antonio good terrorists used his opening address to demand the immediate implementation of the cease fire in syria as the news came in of continued government attacks against the rebel held suburb of damascus eastern good cannot wait it's high time to stop these hell on earth and that remind all part of that absolutely geisha nineteenth national humanitarian and human rights law to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure at all times . and similarly efforts to combat terrorism do not supersede these obligations the outgoing human rights high commissioner for the u.n. as i'll hussein said he wish to be blunt about where the blame for what he called
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the slaughter house is really lay the responsibility for the continuation of so much pain lies with the five permanent members of the un security council so long as the veto is used by them to block any unity of action when it is needed the most when it could reduce the extreme suffering of innocent people then it is they the permanent members who must answer before the victims reforms to the system already being backed by two out of the five permanent members by france and the united kingdom the high commissioner said it is time for the love of mercy for russia china and the united states to join them and stop the punishes use of the veto as the world celebrates the seventieth anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights the high commissioner said it was the worst offenders disregard and
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contempt for human rights which will be the eventual undoing of us all david chaytor al jazeera geneva saudi arabia says three of its soldiers have died in fighting with hooty rebels on its border with yemen a saudi there strike has killed seven yemeni soldiers in a friendly fire incident it comes as yemeni government ministers accused the u.a.e. of trying to fragment the country by creating tribal armies victoria they can be reports. on the lookout for al qaeda these fighters belong to the united arab emirates ship one elite forces they began patrolling the streets of the al mccann district in eastern yemen all monday as part of operation decisive storm an initiative by the saudi led coalition which includes the u.a.e. to clear areas considered to be al qaeda strongholds at this media briefing a minister belonging to the internationally recognized government led by president abbott rebbie months all heidi agreed the reach of al qaida is spreading he also
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criticized the u.a.e. accusing it of trying to fragment yemen by creating what he called separate regional and tribal armies. the situation is very bad in old liberated areas particularly those in the south where there are tribal law is established and supported by the united arab emirates there are also provincial armies and there are gangs even al qaida is spreading there in large parts of the governor it has never been as present as it is right now. yemen has suffered almost three years of civil war the saudi led coalition is fighting iranian backed rebels who control large parts of the country the yemeni government now based in the southern port city of aden relies on the coalition's app power which is why criticisms of the u.a.e. by ministers has surprised. there's no question that the u.a.e. has a significant presence on the ground in yemen they're part of the saudi led coalition
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and probably the second most important partner after the saudis that being said i think generally speaking they continue to enjoy a significant amount of popular support and if you look at what the u.a.e. has been able to achieve in fighting terrorist groups like al qaeda in the arabian peninsula with some of the groups that want to speak has thought about has been speaking about these groups have actually played a major role in pushing al qaeda out of key areas since the war began at least ten thousand yemenis have been killed the economy crippled and millions face famine and disease the u.n. says nearly old twenty five million people need some form of humanitarian assistance with close to half the population in acute need of support as the fighting is about to enter its fourth year if you have much hope of improvement anytime soon. israeli forces have arrested nineteen
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palestinians in the occupied west bank nine of the arrests happened in a village northeast of ramallah the military says the arrests are due to an increase in violence in the area around six and a half thousand palestinians are in israeli prisons more than four hundred of them without charge. israeli government ministers have advanced a bill that would allow the land disputes in the occupied west bank to be settled by a district court instead of the high court palestinians fear the proposed changes part of a wider process to impose israeli jurisdiction over occupied land parish forced explains from western muslims. israeli students hit the books in the university library by the looks of it it could be anywhere in israel but it's not this is a real university in one of the largest illegal settlements in the occupied west bank settlement universities have until now been governed by a specific body earlier this month israeli m.p.'s passed a law bringing the universities under the auspices of israel's national higher
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educational thora to the palestinians it's another step in normalizing the israeli presence in the occupied territory part of a longer term program of an accession the university's chancellor sees it differently two states solution is still going to work we are into the thirty's of corporate vision we seem to be reading this university helps both jews and palestinians in is one of the elements. so the kids suppose the longer peace solution the university measure is one of several seen as expanding domestic israeli law into occupied land on sunday israeli ministers advanced a bill which would allow land disputes to be settled in district rather than high court the high court has a recent record of ruling in favor of palestinian claimants over settlers another bill which would impose full israeli law in the settlements essentially an exciting them to israel proper has for now been put on ice by israel's prime minister
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benjamin netanyahu is really gotten into the stage of trying to find legitimizing processes such as emblem applying israeli law to colonial settlements in the west bank which is by two for two illegal by all international law forms is illegal jerusalem is at the heart of another stalled piece of legislation which would bring illegal settlements ring the city under the jurisdiction of the municipal government for now the israeli prime minister is holding off on advancing that bill as well reportedly citing u.s. pressure ahead of the unveiling of the trump peace plan but the sheer number of proposals that could be or are heading for a vote at the israeli parliament the knesset has palestinians worried that the land that they want for their future state is being an extra in eggs or oblique piece by piece are a force that al-jazeera westerners the u.s. supreme court has dealt a blow to attempts by president donald trump to end protections for undocumented
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immigrants who entered the country as children it refused to hear a plea by the trumpet ministration to end the program. reports. to the issue that has divided americans for years the deferred action for childhood arrivals or dark a program was put in place by president barack obama it allows hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought to the u.s. illegally as children to live and working in the united states. trump want. to end it and plan to start phasing out the program in march raising the threat of deportation for many of the so-called dreamers but last month two federal judges blocked that saying it needs to go through the legal system so the trump administration tried to bypass the federal appeals court by taking it to the country's highest court on monday the supreme court refused to hear the case well it makes its way through the appeals court. the administration is appealing lower
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court rulings to the ninth circuit the same court the blocked the president's controversial travel ban that would deny entry to people from mostly muslim majority countries it's really sad when every single case filed against us is in the ninth circuit we lose we lose we lose and then we do fine in the supreme court but what does that tell you about our court system the supreme court announcement is a victory for roughly seven hundred thousand dreamers. for months they've been demanding congress act to protect them from deportation but congress has failed to come up with a solution the white house says it's not giving up but that legal process could take months leaving the ultimate fate of dreamers uncertain kimberly health kit al-jazeera washington the company co-founded by the disgraced film producer harvey weinstein is filing for bankruptcy the sale talks collapse the announcements created uncertainty for compensation for dozens of women who accuse him of sexual
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assault is called life now to los angeles is rob reynolds is this so i mean how will this affect the dozens of women who have sued the company seeking damages. well it's quite possible now adrian that those women more than seventy women who have accused harvey weinstein of sexual sexually abusing them may receive little or no financial compensation in their lawsuits against the company because bankruptcy law essentially allows a company to put those plaintiffs of that sort at the back of the line of creditors who need to be paid out in bankruptcy court and the weinstein company has about three hundred seventy five million dollars reportedly in debt and there had been an earlier deal to sell the company to
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a group of investors for about five hundred million dollars and that deal had a provision for a victims' compensation fund that would have grown to about ninety million dollars at its largest extent but then the new york attorney general new york state attorney general eric schneiderman filed a lawsuit civil rights lawsuit and his intervention essentially halted the deal and blew up the sale so there is no sale the company's going into bankruptcy protection weinstein company in a statement said this is an extremely unfortunate outcome for everyone as for weinstein himself harvey weinstein that is the authorities in here in los angeles in london and in new york are all pursuing separate criminal investigations into possible. charges against the disgraced movie mogul. himself was fired from the company last year has denied any nonconsensual
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wrongdoing but many thanks indeed rob reynolds live in los angeles. the un says the number of people in south sudan suffering from food shortages has risen to an alarming level a new report says that sixty percent of the population depends upon handouts and half of them are on the brink of starvation her morgan reports from juba barely able to stand and too sick to eat that's what john told the doctors when she brought in her two year old son garen for a checkup but she cannot hide her grief when asked why he was in that condition. we have no food in the house i plan to base of grains but that's not enough and we can't afford to buy food from the market every day sometimes we eat one meal sometimes we don't eat dr say getting as malnourished and is not alone the u.n. children's organization unicef says more than one point three million children are
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at risk of being malnourished by july if not given assistance q my son philip is one of them. i brought my child here because he hasn't gotten proper food for so long that the little food we do get he can't eat it and we can't afford regular meals africa's youngest nation has been at war for more than four years infighting between rival groups has claimed thousands of lives and displaced a quarter of the twelve million population it's also resulted in what the u.n. calls an unprecedented level of food insecurity as much as it is hard for those here in the capital juba to get food and the situation is worse for millions of others around the country who have no access to markets and rely on aid to survive that total is rising the u.n. says six point three million or fifty seven percent of the population is a trick of starvation by april and the u.n. says one hundred fifty five thousand people are at risk of being classified as in catastrophic things of food insecurity by july it is serious and then why we are
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seeing a less drastic measures taken by the humanitarian actors in this situation is likely to fall back from last year. we have an increase of food into fuel and food to put to put a percent so if you compare learn here william is zero to do better but the u.n. says without an end to the conflict it will be hard to fight against the hunger as long as you have the conflict continuing people a lot feel secure in their own being and where they are and without that you don't have them actually producing food and actually contributing to the food needs of what our imperatives are lactase is to look at now the people who are in need and make sure we get the resources to provide them the assistance that they need a second need that's keeping creasing day by day with adults and children at risk of starving to death and there are millions of people more going on to their job. just ahead here on the news starts with some familiar problems for this.
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read what. i want. a one. time. thank you very much wolf owls and of brushwood dorman fans of boycotted the club's home game against our spurred german football supporters are unhappy with the games being moved to monday night's u.t.v. contract for germany's top football league as seen games being switched to monday's for the first time last monday on track to front for supporters disrupted the start
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of their game by throwing tennis balls on to the pitch. earlier we spoke to paddy higgs a writer for one football based in germany i asked him why monday night football is such a divisive issue in the country german football fans are certainly a very traditional bunch and they're not scared about showing and he disdain for anything that marred challenge that monday night football they believe is certainly something that strikes at the heart of that tradition they see it much more as a commercial decision rather than one for the fans you can sort of see their point i mean fans from out burg are going to find it hard to travel on monday not all the way from where they are to dortmund so we can say now with the scenes adornments are not in the scenes at frankfurt that it is not a popular decision paddy i want to ask you about that the burning issue in football across the world you same bolts and dancing on switzer that he will sign for a professional football the same on choose day he's actually said in the past that brushes dorman may give him a trial what can you tell us about it oh yeah it's been said for
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a war that you signed bought would join dortmund in trying around this time of year which is why i think they have been linked is the most i guess logical destination that being said a lot of the talk about you sign both being at dortmund has come from the same boat himself and the club did confirm that he would stop by for a training run at some point over the next couple of months when they spoke in october but nothing since then in another club that would be one to do a publicist on if you will that they do have their links with us so again there is that there is that logical conclusion but i would be very surprised if if dortmund do sign you sign boat other years of course a free agent so would come for nothing or the man in charge of european football says video assistant referees won't be used in next season's champions league you wait for president alexander sefer and says he's yet to be fully convinced by the use of technology in helping referees make key decisions.
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that will go. we will not use the new season which it is the. but. not against. history making a limpin estella that sky is back home in the czech republic thousands of fans greeting that at sky in prague after she became the first athlete to win gold in both alpine skiing and snowboarding the twenty two year old on the snowballed parallel giant slalom as well as the super g. skiing title in pyong chang let's go next shot at olympic gold will come in beijing in four years' time it's a city not known for its snow in a country not renowned for its interest in winter sports adrian brown reports from charlie in northeast china china is a nation of production lines and here's another novice skiers children mostly going through their paces on slopes partially covered in artificial snow the ski run is
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in the child lead a strict with some of the events in two thousand and twenty two will take place. the beginners include funk show high whose father brought her here from their home eight hours drive away. i really like skiing i know joy the fast beat when i go dallas slope it's so exciting and so much fun that fun will cost her father almost eight hundred dollars for two days including accommodation but it's worth it he says. it can be expensive if you want to be really good at it but for some short term fun it's affordable these skiers won't be in china's next squad for two thousand and twenty two but they are helping raise the profile of winter sports where a lympics success for the chinese remains elusive. not so long ago skiing was regarded as a decadent unaffordable western pastime but among china's growing middle class the sport is becoming more popular encouraged to take to the slopes by the country's
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president president xi jinping has set a lofty goal for three hundred million more people to take up winter sports according to government figures the number of enthusiastic in two thousand and sixteen was less than eleven million. to help make skiing more accessible to the masses hundreds more resorts are being built the approach of the winter games is helping transform areas like. when the host spends half his day working down a nearby mine the rest managing a ski rental shop he's had more than ten thousand customers since the season began four months ago. on the government now considers winter sports important industry investors also see opportunities ski resorts in this area now generate more tax revenue than the gold mines. just under half the venue's for two thousand and
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twenty two are in the capital they include several used in the two thousand and eight summer games that have been repurposed for winter events and unlike two thousand and eight chinese a limb pick officials may feel they have less to prove now than they did then adrian brown al-jazeera incheon lee northeast china and those in new start but some familiar problems for former f one world champion finance the spaniard losing a whale from his mclaren car on day one of pre-season testing in barcelona alonso samus starting a new engine partnership with a runner after three years with honda the seats on title when it finished fifteenth in the driver's standings last year his team finished ninth alonso was eventually able to get his car back on the track after this setback ok that is always fought for now. norway is spending thirteen million dollars to upgrade the world's storage bank of seeds the global seed vault opened ten years ago of the
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arctic island of subzero temperatures that made it the ideal place to protect the world's food supplies it's a liberation it's birthday by receiving seventy thousand new crop varieties bringing the total number of seed samples there now to just under a million technology companies are promising to change people's lives with super fast wireless mobile networks so-called five g. systems are the main focus of this year's mobile world congress in barcelona but some critics are warning of a growing digital divide as charlie angela reports. entering an exhibition of the future over one hundred thousand people six thousand c.e.o.'s and delegations from one hundred eighty governments here to see what new products will transform our lives but the most significant innovation is invisible five g.
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a wireless network that will enable self driving cars virtual reality and smart cities there's a path of evolution through mobile telecoms and you know we've gone through the first generation second third fourth generation to four g. is the fourth generation of when it comes five g. is another generation but it's fundamentally quite different to everything we've seen so far for us five g. will mean faster data transfer ten times faster than forty five t. will mean we can download a feature film on trial in a second and stream virtual reality application and also i mean quick response time five people wouldn't use the amount of time it takes a day just to be transferred which could be especially important in connecting cars like this which might have to break suddenly it will also mean more devices them over the local service will mean millions of products could be connected to the internet from caracas to lighting systems one of those devices could be this taxi
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developed by while away a passenger drone operated from the control center that can travel over fifty kilometers we're still a few years away from full five g. coverage here industry leaders the united nations and government are trying to iron out policy standards and regulations and five g. compatible devices won't appear in shops until twenty twenty at the moment five years progressing very well we standardizing the technology in two thousand and eight. and then that we're looking to roll out new networks in two thousand and nineteen the leading countries at the moment for the u.s. when you. and south korea. it might be revolutionary but it's also going to be expensive three hundred billion dollars to cover the united states is an estimate by bucky's bank the majority of countries won't be able to afford five g. widening the global digital divide millions of people already don't have reliable
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access to the internet and as a result the knocks out of the digital economy and jobs market so well this new wave of technology promises a better future it doesn't promise an equal feature challenge al-jazeera bustling. that's the news out of the day's top stories straight ahead here on al-jazeera see again in just a moment. carcinogen
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