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as hosni mubarak fell with the crowds in tahrir square talking. if something happens anywhere in the world al jazeera is in place will able to cover music like no other news organizations. were able to do it properly. that is our strength. this is al-jazeera. hello i'm rob matheson this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. a battery of new weapons which president putin says will
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make russia invincible but the u.s. warns moscow is crossing the line. no wait no evacuations and the bloodbath continues in syria's eastern seventy two hours after russia introduced a partial ceasefire. the propaganda war and its deadly fallout for afghans trapped by fighting between government forces and the taliban. and as hollywood gears up for the oscars we turn the spotlight on the lack of jobs for women in the film industry. two of the world's superpowers are flexing their military muscle russia's president has showcased its nuclear and weapons arsenal to me a putin says it will make russia invincible the u.s. has reacted to the threat by approving plans to sell more than two hundred anti-tank missiles to ukraine and its accusing russia of violating global arms
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treaties. i certainly did not enjoy watching we don't regard that as the behavior of a responsible international player president putin has confirmed what the united states government has known for a long time that russia has denied prior to this that russia has developed then developing destabilizing weapon systems for more than a decade in direct violation of its treaty obligations president trump understands the threats facing america and our allies in this in this century and is determined to protect our homeland and preserve peace through strength u.s. defense capabilities are and were main second to none. in revealed the new missiles during his annual state of the nation speech and that's why his concerns about a new arms race with the west john holl reports from moscow. isn't and the speech that it seemed relentlessly domestic and suddenly took an explosive turn.
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no one expected let me at putin's annual address to parliament to involve advanced missile systems and strategic weapons and maybe talk would be job creation and bit of roads in the years ahead it was a response he said to years of unchecked advances by the united states in missile defense. russia has always been a big nuclear states you know wanted to speak constructively with us in the past and no one said to listen well listen to us now one missile in development putin explained could travel the globe with unlimited range and entirely undetected by radar defense systems but those three weeks before the presidential election it was all greeted with extatic applause by russia's political elite president putin made a strong message to. the russian audience which can be spelled out as the fall of any of this occasion in the world this prevents surrounded by
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a dressers but. you'll have to be rest assured that till the country is run by a person whose name is of light given to putin. you will have nothing to worry about as well as showcasing these extraordinary new defense capabilities let me a putin speech was full of inspiring promises of investment lifting people out of poverty improving their lives in what was expected to be his last major speech before the election this was putin presented to the russian people as a pillar of political stability economic stability and perhaps above all security its full impact may have been intended for a domestic audience but there was more than a hint of menace in putin's warning that any outside threat would be met with annihilation russia's current defense spending is only about one tenth of that of the united states obviously combined defense spending. is even much larger
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than that of the u.s. the trumpet ministration announced plans to increase defense spending. and russia with its economic conditions is unlikely to be able to spend much more than it currently does. i don't think there will be a real arms race after eighteen years in power this was a mere putin reminding russians that their country is a world power once again the strength of its conventional military on full display in syria he said its nuclear capabilities now soon to be more than a match for us might join a home al jazeera moscow. ok let's take a closer look at the russian weapons systems president putin says that are either in development or operational first there's the long range ballistic missile known as the summit of mt russia claims it can be intercepted and it could be fired at targets via the north or the south poles that makes it harder to stop hypersonic
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technologies being used in the development of the avalon god missile that would fly at twenty times the speed of sound now russia also says it's developing a long range underwater drone that can travel thousands of kilometers and could carry a large nuclear warhead finally there's the can solve or dagger weapon system it's a hypersonic missile launched by an aircraft it's already operational dr stephen mackey is a distinguished distinguished fellow at the asia pacific foundation of canada he's joining us live from tokyo via skype thank you very much indeed for your time what's your interpretation of what vladimir putin has been saying. it's been very much interested in demonstrating that russia does have the capability to push back against what is perceived as united states aggression both in eastern europe but also growing. in northeast asia in particular on the korean peninsula.
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from russia standpoint and president putin standpoint is that the united states and western institutions have gradually put more and more pressure in the period on russia decreasing its influence and russia would like to send the message that russia is. a country it's still a great power and it can push back against american influence not only in the region but globally and these systems that can. perhaps when we don't have any proof that can perhaps get through missile defense systems and get through american defense systems may be one of the. strategies to deal with that. part of the pushback against the u.s. crew that involve say russia getting more involved in north korea for example. but what we've seen in the korean korean peninsula is russia has continued to keep its borders open to some degree of trade except migrant labor is into. east you know
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eastern russia and this is a way to bring in hard currency back into north korea and that hard currency is used to you know continue to develop missile missile and nuclear technologies by the kim regime now this strategy is useful for the russians because it does keep the united states involved in northeast asia dilute some of its diplomatic power as well as its new military power and this has the you know the side effect on the russian from the russians and if you diluting the ability of the united states to push back against russia in other areas. russia has experience in doing this in syria and i think that it's doing this in north korea as well as you were talking about it seems to be directed predominantly against the u.s. but what kind of reaction could we expect from russia's neighbors like japan south korea and china for example are we likely to see any military response from them. well let's start with china i think that china views the development by the
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russians as both an opportunity and as a challenge russia still has a more sophisticated military technology military establishment and technologies than china and china would like to. some of that technology to its own capabilities so russians strategic calibrations and tactical calibrations our lesson to learn from the chinese. how they view their relationship going forward. this is a troublesome development because again it gives the russians the ability to support the north koreans tactically and a stronger north korea means that the idea of reunification becomes more distant but it does give us the possibility that north the north korea could continue to develop become stronger and push back against south korea from the japanese standpoint japanese understand that these kinds of technologies are not directed at the japanese but do have the potential to maintain north korea as
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a potential area. stability within the region so from the japanese point of view they may be pushed towards developing their own kind of. preemptive strike capabilities to push back against the north not russia of course so. it's a complex equation a complex puzzle but it's going to push countries in the region to develop their own military capabilities to push back against perceived threats. steven thank you very much indeed thanks for having me. there's been more bloodshed in the city's eastern go to despite a russian enforced partial ceasefire entering a fourth day at least one thousand civilians were killed in the rebel held on claims by russian and syrian government air strikes on thursday now it's unclear if they were killed during the russia led five hour daily humanitarian pause but no civilians were evacuated during the partial truce russia's military is also accused rebels of violating the cease fire the syrian observatory for human rights says
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more than six hundred people have now died since an upsurge of violence in the area nearly three weeks ago for the north and the three in a truck convoy carrying aid for fifty thousand people has been allowed into the area it's the first since the turkish offensive against kurdish why p.g. fighters began in january that will have more on that shortly but first the reports on the fragile situation in eastern huta eastern who does the last major rebel stronghold around the capital damascus u.n. satellite assessment of sixty two point five square kilometers of the enclave shows major damage in most areas the offensive is the latest in a series of attempts by the government to recapture eastern huta but it is being described as the deadliest the opposition controlled area has been under siege since two thousand and thirteen. this is a checkpoint through which civilians have been told to leave eastern it's day three
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of the five hours humanitarian pause no aid has entered no medical cases evacuated and no civilians have left the besieged enclave apart from an elderly pakistani couple and the residents say they don't trust the truce. we will never leave our homes i hope god will take revenge against them we will die under what. they open the crossings but you cannot trust them they open them and then they bomb them they want to displace us now russia is calling its daily humanitarian pause a failure president vladimir putin is blaming the rebels for preventing civilians from leaving and the russian officer is warning the truce may not last if there are no results the russian government could be sending a message that the relentless bombardment on eastern during the first week of the military campaign could resume civilians are dying even with the pause in the fighting but before the temporary truce took effect dozens were killed on
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a daily basis. doctors say the medical situation is desperate even before the latest bombing campaign began the un repeatedly requested permission from the government to evacuate hundreds of patients who needed medical care now the list includes one thousand names people who were wounded in the assault that i should say i loved it in the past ten days there was a lot of pressure on medical care and we had large numbers of were injured and now seem to there are thousands of wounded and more than five hundred matters there is a shortage of medical supplies eastern hooter's three main rebel factions are proposing taking out fighters linked to the former al qaida affiliate affront as a way to stop the government assault the pro-government alliance wants. to leave. we will be ready to discuss our repeat any options which will neutralize the terrorists stop their activity. if they can be taken out somewhere we will not bad but this all must be discussed we will be ready to discuss any options which first
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of all help to save people's lives. there has been limited advances in ground fighting but the front lines are not just on the edges of the enclave residential neighborhoods are also under fire the syrian government and its allies don't seem willing to compromise for them this is the final battle for eastern. there. it was on the brink of it has more in the situation in syria from turkey southern border. more details of deaths despair and misery out of eastern huta as this united nations security council resolution passed on saturday continues to go ignored by warring sides we've been hearing from the ground more reports of more attacks artillery shells an air strikes happening in residential areas people saying that everywhere is a frontline in eastern guta activists on the ground saying that the net now the death toll that has been climbing in the last few days has gone over the grim mark
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of six hundred people more than six hundred people have been killed in eastern router people have been besieged since two thousand and thirteen food aid and medical supplies have been very limited and they've been waiting on these promises that have been reiterated by the syrian government today as well that aid will be allowed in but so far no aid has come in and none of the evacuations have happened in for the north of syria in the are free region we've been hearing that the international committee of the red cross has been able to take aid inside africa and this is an area which has been under attack by turkish military as well as turkish backed rebels who will be trying to take this area from kurdish rights in the fight is who they would call terrorists this aid that is being provided by the i.c.r.c. makes the first convoy this air that has gone into help about fifty thousand people in the rough area and its surrounding people who have been displaced in the not just the last few months since turkey began its operation in january but also
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earlier where they have been displaced by the because of the fighting with isis and in other areas across the turkey syria border this aid will be provided to people predominantly to try and give them much needed help against the very bitter winter but they have been saying that they need more and they need this aid to continue. well the u.n. envoy to boys in syria is urging all sides to implement a cease fire across the country that the un security council unanimously approved last week we will continue asking and read in deface blue in the face for both sides i think both sides because they have been on both i surely not comparable in terms of propulsion but they have been both sides to stop shelling each of those areas and for convoys to be allowed to get to eastern in particular because these are the way become to the copy cut off
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a little. plenty more ahead in the news hour including nicolas maduro is fragile foothold on power why a delayed vote could help the president's chances of reelection. warnings of a potential trade war with china as the u.s. sharpens its stance on steel imports. and in sports more misery for arsenal as manchester city extend their leader the top of the premier league. the afghan taliban is yet to respond to the government's offer of unconditional peace talks to end sixteen years of war on wednesday president bush afghani suggested the taliban could be recognized as a legitimate political party in the meantime many afghans are wary of what the government and the armed groups are saying about the conflict on the boat he reports from couple. in the conflict in afghanistan like in most wars it's
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sometimes difficult if not impossible to see clearly what is happening and why the first casualty of war they say is the truth. away from the bombs and the bullets there is another war being fought here that of propaganda the winning of hearts and minds each side bombard the people with their message of success. we're having many successes against the terrorists we're killing many the afghan forces with their allies are getting stronger people are skeptical that they're being given the true casualty figures and whether the successes are as successful as both sides claim war zones of breeding grounds of fake news. if you really look at it from the neutral perspective. i think both of them are are trying to hype whatever they're doing and reality. quite far from from reality it's always been hard for many afghans especially those who are educated to believe everything
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they're being told in this murky world of warlords corrupts military officials and politicians and shady profiteering businessmen people here long ago lost trust but it's not just distrust of their own for sixteen years the u.s. has given afghanistan support and promises visiting troops in december american vice president mike pence made a declaration i believe victory is closer than ever before. gen john nicholson head of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan sais they are on course to win he is the eighth u.s. commander to claim victory was in sight so far the afghan campaign has cost america a trillion dollars and two thousand four hundred lives in the propaganda war the taliban is not an amateur the group has professional websites in multiple languages uses twitter and other social media pumping out its message twenty four hours
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a day suicide attacks are choreographed with media in mind the tone of communication and tonight the penetration written i want to run as is getting higher and higher day by day not just an hour when i want to run but also in ruler of coniston. so it might sort of help them and recruit new officers in recruiting recruitment of new. partners and conveying the message to their audiences i think it's quite effective absolutely media in afghanistan a said to be flourishing and independent but they're now on the frontline of the propaganda war last year twenty one journalist were killed doing their job afghan media certainly one of the success stories of the past seventeen years is paying a very high price for telling the truth for giving the afghan people the voice they deserve. sadat is a camera man who suffered i damaged when a taliban suicide bomber targeted their vehicle seven colleagues died in the blast
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but i could be doing maybe and every time i go out i'm scared my family want me to stop but i need the job many times where i have no choice but it's a risk. the true story of this war could be seen in the hospital wards in graveyards across the country to date hundreds of thousands of people most of them civilians have been killed and wounded in forty years of conflict that in itself is almost unbelievable tony berkeley al-jazeera kabul. venezuela snap a presidential election has been postponed by a month that is asian to delay the vote is the result of an agreement between the government and some parties in a divided opposition president nicolas maduro plans to run for a second six year term as the country struggles with international sanctions and widespread shortages of basic goods there is about as more. venezuela is expected to elect a new president this year but the date of when the elections are expected to take
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place has been changed once again. this year the government announced they would happen on april twenty second but now they're expected to happen in may. it is establishing the agreement for the election to be in the second half of the next month may of two thousand and eighteen there is no other alternative the only option is an election critics accuse the authorities of shifting the vote forward to wrong foot the opposition in a bid to improve president. chances the leading opposition coalition is boycotting the poll describing it as a farce to legitimize a dictatorship however one presidential hopeful and the file gone has already launched his candidacy. that's the government that we want for venice who are a government of national unity that includes and doesn't exclude a government that can save us from this misery from this tragedy this debacle that the government has turned us into i repeat this incapable inept government that's
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what we want for venezuela and that's why we're here at the national liberal council and we demand all these conditions. on a fifty six year old former state governor believes he can win by taking advantage of widespread dissatisfaction with the ruling socialist over venice way less dire economic crisis that have millions struggling for food and medicines. two strongest opposition rivals among them former presidential candidate and. i barred from standing the united states a soul so considering imposing sanctions against modest government due to what it says are unfair conditions for the presidential vote. for venezuela it is another attempt from the u.s. to interfere in the country and to vowing to hold the presidential vote in spite of the criticism from abroad because how will i just. form a venezuelan ambassador to the united nations diego arias says economic sanctions
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are unlikely to solve the political crisis sanctions are always a problem i've been in the security council and i know what it means what it meant for iraq or it meant for me it was not it but this is a judge a minister the minister what it. is only going to war she wanted very graces we go in present in their own region people are really i thought i like amazing food. so. the way it worked at all sanctions they aren't valid and sometimes those are all the signs of there are signs of regarding banning people from these criminal regime to enter them for example or to enter europe is a combination is never a perfect solution to all signs but what is worse is to get the situation that is now. the u.s. ambassador to mexico has announced her resignation amid strained relations between
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the two countries are about to jacobson told embassy staff to leave the post in may ties between the two neighbors have been tense with president trump pledging to build a border wall. u.s. president donald trump has announced plans to impose steep tariffs on imported steel many i'm the decision makes good on a major campaign promise but now members of the president's own party what about a possible trade war kristen salumi has more us president donald trump announced deep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports after this white house meeting much to the delight of visiting industry representatives who say they've been hurt by a flood of cheap imports they've been very unfairly treated by bad policy by bad trade deals by other countries they've been horribly treated by other countries. they have not been properly represented more importantly because of that our workers in our country have not been properly represented the president promised to
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impose a twenty five percent tariff on steel and ten percent on aluminum is going to bring steel back he was making good on a campaign promise to revive u.s. manufacturing and address a trade imbalance with china a position that saw him win big in so-called rust belt steel some of trump's cabinet are said to have fought against the tariffs the announcement catching a staff off guard but we're not going to get into any more details until those final those details are finalized and it angered canada's foreign minister who said any increase would be unacceptable any restrictions would harm workers the industry and manufacturers on both sides of the border she said the steel and aluminum industry is highly integrated and supports critical north american manufacturing supply chains and while steel and aluminum makers saw their stocks soar on the announcement the market overall sunk on fears of a trade war and harm to companies who would be hit by higher prices the president
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promised a formal announcement of his plans and presumably more details next week christine salumi al-jazeera. still ahead an al-jazeera the controversial video showing israeli soldiers beating up palestinian land just hours before he died in custody plus. both. taking a more treacherous turn a warning more people will be killed in the beast of the east storm sweeping europe also. on scott either in bangkok where a new medical study has found that young athletes in the next book of boxing that they see running from that story coming up. from dusk the sunset so it's proving something. to sunrise
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atop an asian metropolis. and i know that for some of us in china there's quite a big change in the weather on its way and it's all thanks to the wind direction you can see it on friday all feeding up from the south and that is dragging in some from malda s.-o. the top temperature in hong kong will be around twenty two degrees in shanghai will still be suffering at around ten hit on friday the still be a fair amount of cloud of rain around that looks like the wet weather is likely to stick about as we head into saturday look at that shanghai up at twenty two degrees they really quite mild seventy two in fahrenheit a bit further towards the south and for many of us here we've seen a fair amount of chatter rain recently seal a showers here on the satellite picture the northern parts of the philippines we've seen some fine dry weather that's also extending through many parts of vietnam as well little bit more cloud across vietnam there for friday but the wettest of the weather is a bit further to was the south some of us in indonesia really does look very wet and that's going to stick around during the day on saturday for the west a handful of showers making its way just about on to the north coast of java now as
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we head a bit further towards the west is that wet weather making its way across parts of pakistan and into the northern parts of india so it's a given us a fair amount of snow more wintery weather to come on friday for the south a lot of just the chance of a shower there in parts of sri lanka. there with sponsored by the time base. the way we communicate is what defines. the winds as. as innovation technology continues to shape. content creation and distribution utilizing cloud technology and artificial intelligence. the future that's never seen closer. than what lies beyond the horizon. take to. the future of media is some.
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stability. the head of the september twenty fourth national election survey showed germans satisfied with the state of their economy this is easily estonia's biggest tech success story the company was bought by microsoft in two thousand and eleven we bring you the stories to the shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. you're watching all jazeera reminder of our top stories this hour president vladimir putin says russia has developed nuclear weapons that he says cannot be intercepted the u.s. is accusing moscow of violating global arms treaties and responded by approving
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plans to sell anti-tank missiles to ukraine. the russian and syrian government air strikes have killed at least nineteen people in the rebel held on flavor of eastern this u.n. footage it shows some of the damage caused since december. venezuela's presidential elections been postponed by a month to make the decision follows an agreement between president maduro and some opposition parties to give candidates more time to campaign. ok let's get more on our top story russia's expanding weapons program joel rubin is director of policy and government affairs for the ploughshares fund it's an organization aimed at eliminating eliminating the dangers posed by nuclear weapons he's joining us live now from washington d.c. we appreciate your time sir thank you very much indeed the trumpet ministration responded very very strongly for north korea was threatening the united states now these are strong words from vladimir putin what kind of response are you expecting
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from the trumpet ministration. well it's great to be with you rob and i think that the trump administration is going to be challenge because the president's rhetoric about russia is very different from his national security adviser secretary of state his secretary of defense the head of the cia so i fear it won't be a very coherent response but what it should be is one that is firm that states to russia that increasing their nuclear weapons capability is neither in their interest nor ours nor the world and they need to step back from this kind of inflammatory rhetoric you know i mentioned before general that the u.s. has already responded upon me by approving plans to sell anti-tank missiles to ukraine one would guess that that has already been in the pipeline but do you think it's going to stop there or is there a risk that this could escalate. well certainly there is the risk that this could escalate and because currently only one nuclear arms agreement is
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underway and currently working in the new start agreement absent that if we don't have that continued few years down the road there really are no other frameworks for agreement between the two countries on nuclear issues and when it comes to syria policy the united states and russia are not seeing eye to eye certainly in ukraine as well there is some commonality on the iran nuclear deal certainly that's good but russia right here in washington has become a political source of deep toxicity for president trump he never talks about it and the russian investigators by bob muller is really digging deep into the networks that supported russian infiltration of our democratic elections in two thousand and sixteen and that's going to really impact any kind of strategic moves that the president the pentagon and the president make. it does appear however that
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there is a certain amount of doubt about whether or not russia is actually capable of producing this kind of weaponry or if it is capable of doing so it's certainly not at this stage yet of being able to develop it do you think that there's a danger that all of this is becoming blown out of proportion on the basis of very little evidence. there is a bit of an hysterical reaction right now that is taking place and it's a bit overblown i agree with that entirely we have to make sure that the vision that amir putin and president trump is not one that leads in the direction that they're talking about but today at this moment no they're not developing these types of weapons at this rate in such a manner as described but we have to also remember that vladimir putin rejected entreaties moves by president obama to reduce his nuclear arsenal about five years
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ago to reduce it by a third unilaterally and so putin has been pushing forward on fancying and expanding its nuclear arsenal and the u.s. hadn't been now with president trump offering to greatly expand and modernize the american nuclear arsenal something that would be very expensive and not necessary we do run the risk at this moment of going in the wrong direction and that's really the big concern here in the policy community joel rubin thank you very much indeed for joining us on al-jazeera thank you you footage has emerged of israeli soldiers beating and kicking a palestinian man just before he died in custody and israeli human rights group says the man didn't receive proper medical attention for twenty five minutes his family is considering legal action out of false reports from jericho and the occupied west bank. yes seen our saudi runs at israeli soldiers carrying a large iron rod one fires at close range he's kicked and beaten he grabs
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a rifle barrel and is dragged off the street into an alleyway now another video released by the israeli human rights group at selham shows what happened next damningly they say it was essentially nothing no proper medical attention for twenty five minutes as he lay bleeding on the ground they are kicking him they are beating him with their rifles dragging him into the alley as though he was than a human being let alone a wounded person and for very long in crucial minutes the avoid providing him with any medical treatment a sorry he had been involved in confrontations before shot and wounded in two thousand and two thousand and four in this case he was eventually carried to an army jeep and later pronounced dead an initial investigation said the probable cause was tear gas inhalation a further investigation into the shooting and the behavior of army medics is now under way israeli media citing sources close to the soldiers say they weren't aware
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of his injury and couldn't see in the dark that he was bleeding so this is the only way in question yassin are sarah who was shot at well and was beaten by israeli soldiers at the corner there before being dragged in here his family say he was aiming for that doorway the doorway to his uncle's house his uncle's family says soldiers searched the property demanding id papers as the group of local men began throwing rocks from the street nearby in a statement the israeli military said a military police investigation has been opened which includes investigating the circumstances of his death as well as performing an autopsy meanwhile the full operational de-briefing of the event is ongoing. in jericho yes you know saudi's mother is still receiving mourners a week on from osama's death israeli army has yet to hand over his body. they could have had him but not like that imprisoned him i wish they had but don't kill him and withhold his body they didn't rescue him my darling i keep thinking of that he called for me when they hear this is a young mother of god knows what he said my beloved son. i sardi's family say
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they're considering legal action over his death before that their priority is to be able to bury him are a force at al-jazeera jericho in the occupied west bank. u.s. politicians are considering modest changes to gun laws following last month's school shooting in florida and which seventeen people died as being talk of change before but this time the campaign seems to be making headway john hendren has the story. across the u.s. a crusade by the country's young is pushing for gun control the youth of our nation are shaming the adult world into action in florida the teenage survivors of the parkland high school shooting are pressing state lawmakers devote on a new three day waiting period and raising the age limit to buy a gun in oregon the state legislature is barring stockers and domestic abusers from owning firearms and in illinois the state house is backing
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a new law to license all gun sellers restrict sales of assault weapons in ban bump stocks. which allow a semiautomatic weapon to fire almost like an automatic this is a watershed moment in illinois history after a long long dry spell. without any comprehensive gun legislation the teams of parkland florida and their classmates across the country are doing what u.s. lawmakers and gun control advocates for decades have failed to do forcing the beginnings of change it shows that with really local. work on the part of our representatives and others you can actually get something but you have to be buried the liberal about it the biggest fan of the second amendment even gun friendly president donald trump is proposing limiting access to guns for the mentally ill and raising the age limit for assault weapons so i'm just curious as to what you did in your bill you know if you didn't you didn't dress in the present
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what i think mark is your friend of the n.r.a. . that has put the powerful national rifle association on the defensive they want to sweep right under the carpet the failure of school security the failure of family. the failure of america's mental health system on capitol hill there is tentative talk of change there are things that we can do that have widespread bipartisan support that we can act on that we can get passed that will actually make a difference. but these student activists and other americans have heard talk of change after almost every school shooting without national action to follow it up this time some young americans insist they are taking no chances pressing for a change in u.s. gun laws state by state john hendren al-jazeera chicago seven people have been arrested in slovakia in connection with the death of an investigative journalist
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police raided has is linked to alleged members of the italian mafia in two times twenty seven year old young was shot dead on sunday. the un's children's agencies says one of its workers and four teachers have been killed in the central african republic it says a third of children are missing out on education because of fighting between groups adults with little education themselves or stepping up to fill the lack of teachers reports from eastern town of brega. children learn basic math and social sciences from teacher simply smugness and he's one of only three teachers for the four hundred children who study here standards two and three pupils share one class because he is not enough space to land separately. himself he is learning that the job he's never been to high school and was only trained for a month by a children's aid agency before starting to teach yes so i decided to teach
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children literally and can have a bright future i will die one day but if i make a difference in the life of one child that child make a difference. he's one of the hundreds of community teachers here many with very little education themselves who've been hurriedly recruited and trained to fill the gap left by professional teachers who fled the war but at least this children have a classroom to come to every day many others in more remote areas in central african republic have no schools no teachers no way of getting an education in many parts schools have been destroyed lu ted or are occupied by armed groups many children have been displaced and others are forced to walk instead of going to class we may be losing generations of children in this country when they go to school what they learn we're not sure it's something that will get them to where
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you know you would want any kid in this in this world to to go in terms of you know becoming a product. who can live peacefully in his community. is twelve years old and often who sounds kerosene for a living has not been to school for two years. if my business grows i can feed myself. but i don't walk can i even afford anything. the country badly needs about fourteen thousand teachers those stepping up like i say they're doing the best they can in the most trying of times to ensure their pupils learn at least the basics catherine saw al-jazeera bria central african republic and in part three of our coverage of the conflict in the central african republic where look at the security challenges and why the country is turning to the european union that's on friday here on al-jazeera blizzards are causing widespread
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destruction across europe for a third day the u.k. has issued its most severe weather alerts at least forty people have died across europe a song again reports. if the first day of march is supposed to him to the spring to come there's little evidence of it here after a visit from the beast from the east the worst storm to hit britain in seventeen years even chaos in its wake many train services ground to a halt in scotland more than three hundred people were stranded on this highway some for up to twenty hours in their cars all before. you go on the market. conditions so bad that the first minister nicholas sturgeon even urge people not to travel. schools in the worst affected areas have to close some make the most of it . others gave up fighting against the conditions i phoned in to work so i can like
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them stuck in the draft. so. i really don't think we're going to be out. through the draft it's ready today because dave's got through and i write is this going to thank you britain's meteorological office has issued red warnings throughout the country meaning a risk to life as the siberian storefront is set to collide with storm heading north from the atlantic snowstorms of this a varity are highly unusual in europe at this time of the year and it affected countries all the way from the far north down to the mediterranean it may look pretty but these storms have been highly disruptive and dangerous all over the continent flights were cancelled and airports closed from switzerland to island with thousands of homes were left without electricity and people were advised to stay at home dozens of people mainly rough sleepers have been reported dead across
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europe even venice the city of canals didn't escape the big freeze its historic buildings and monuments blanketed and white the waterways still flowing just about . and in parts of croatia a road maintenance team even used explosives. to remove piles of snow with gales of blizzards expected over the next couple of days. may not be over yet . al-jazeera london coming up in the sports the every word world seems ready to add to his collection of.
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as hollywood gears up for his biggest night of the oscars filmmakers are drawing attention to the upon bias against women in the industry as a glimmer of hope in this year's academy award nominations but for many changes still coming too slowly reports from los angeles. in this classroom at the art center college of design the numbers of male and female aspiring film directors are about equal and the women feel they have a fair shot at making it professionally the main thing i think as a woman so make it that you have to focus on is really just not being intimidated not being intimidated by the amount of male colleagues you have and the amount of the spirit isn't gender that you would encounter on set outside the classroom the gender disparity in the film industry is stark amy adrian crunched the numbers in
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her new documentary half the picture over about the past ten years women direct four percent of top feature film so obviously men direct ninety six percent of most movies you see in movie theaters and the numbers for t.v. or a little bit better think its average is about women direct fifteen percent around of television shows some men direct eighty five percent every single way you looked at the numbers they were terrible for women. that's despite the fact that women make up about fifty percent of film school graduates this year director gretta gerwen has been nominated for an academy award for lady bird not you know because i probably couldn't tell you definitely. and the cinematographer rachel morrison is the first woman nominated for her work behind the camera in mudbone but those accolades are few and far between director victoria hochberg was part of
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a group that sued major hollywood studios thirty years ago nothing has changed radically things have changed very very very slowly and in spurts oh really when the studios or the production companies or even the unions are threatened in some way and they have to worry about lawsuits in some european countries laws mandating equal representation in industries including entertainment adrian says a similar approach may be needed in hollywood i think that it's very likely that the industry will need some kind of outside pressure to actually change despite that long history of gender disparity in the film industry many young aspiring female film directors are not discouraged i know it's going to be tough. and i know that us that woman and. two hundred percent determination to succeed in
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an industry that has stacked the deck against women rob reynolds al-jazeera los angeles it's time for the sport here sana. thank you very much well manchester city have further extended their lead at the top of the english premier league a three nil went over arsenal putting them sixteen points clear of seconds in the table man united or city beat arsenal by the same scoreline and the league cup final on sunday the home team's misery was compounded by a penalty from pierre america album young arson van gogh's team are in sixth place at temperance a draft of champions league qualification spot or the world's most expensive footballer is in a race against time or to be fit for june's world cup it's been. required surgery on his injured foot to brazil and probably sounds ominous striker fractured his
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right foot it during a game on sunday there's been hopes that he could make a quick return and even play in next week's champions league game against real madrid but he is now due to have an operation on saturday and is set to mr the rest of the french league season. refuse are coming from it's important to say that it was not a simple function over the foot as it has been reported it was a french open important vote in the middle of it is important to make that very clear a time to recover from this sort of injury can be up to three months about the deadline we are working with. africa's most expensive footballer has signed in at his new club cedric become one has joined one in a ninety million dollars deal or it's a fee that tops the seventy seven million dollars paid by arsenal of four appear. while the democratic republic of congo striker is heading to the chinese super league from spanish club velour e r. yes you know what i mean it's not been easy
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for me to make this decision because i was doing very well in delivery else so it was hard for me to leave spain but it's done and it was my choice to be here with my new team i hope i can make a good contribution and i'll give it everything. for us erasmus is the man charged with reviving the fortunes of south africa's national rugby team the former international player has signed a five year contract with the two time world champion erasmus has previously worked as an advisor for the springboks and will be aiming to improve the size results have ahead of the twenty one thousand world cup in japan while his first test ask coach will be a gas wells in june followed by a three match series with england. the first i want to play on the world cup with nature i think. really believe in a good job again because i've been around other so i don't see of good players on. their players and so i think we were good shows. american football players and
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professional boxers have highlighted the long term effects of repeated head trauma but there's another vulnerable group of athletes suffering similar injuries talents told kickboxers scott high the reports from bad cop. at thirteen pasta what rotten a court wants to be just like his dad a thai kick boxing champion he says it's in his blood. the pride of my thai skills the national sport here is instilled in ties at a very early age at this training gym just outside bangkok they start at nine and that has raised concerns about brain injuries. i was knocked out once a pasta hit when i hit the floor when i regained consciousness i thought of it does like. his father also started boxing at nine then became a champion at seventeen. and when i was a boxer of course i was knocked out but i think it's about training it's like
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a shield to protect ourselves but that's not nearly enough protection according to a recent medical study brain scans or m.r.i.'s were taken of five hundred children under fifteen years old from similar social economic background it lasted five years included non boxes and incorporated psychological testing this is the first complete it. traumatic brain injury in child boxa she says it's all about the damage of repeated minor brain trauma from blows to the head because of that damage stop the maturation the foot the mature ation of some function of the brain and cup meet the function the memory of the dutchman the higher brain function is not well developed yet and when it got them miss it's very difficult for them to follow the develop and that includes memory loss and lower i.q. and this is where the young bucks for all that hard work constraining me was and
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what it's doing to be a natural venue like this one here and thank god the arena five big bouts are exciting for boxers like pasta watch but with the increased intensity they are also more dangerous than sparring since my tie is part of tight culture an outright ban for young boxers is not realistic the government body that oversees boxing has read the medical study. figuring out the way to solve the problem the law should be amended a maximum young bucks a safety well but the enforcement of the lore is a weakness. with an estimated one hundred thousand child boxes in thailand many of them unregistered even once the laws changed protecting the boxers will be difficult and that could mean more head injuries as the study found out the longer they fight the more severe the damage scott harder al-jazeera bangkok. why have you wait boxes continue to risk their health in the ring w.b.c. it will champion. wilder is getting ready to defend his title while the fights at
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lewis artis on saturday but the american is already taking talking about a bigger contest but since anthony just holds two world title belts and wilder hopes the pair will soon meet any case in a fight. this time around this give the people what they've finally been way known to see why we're still in our bronze when we still young and what we're doing anything can happen it is it is a given moment on the internet have been given in the ring again now anything you happen to be i'm going to ring you know this bite is big right now it's no more weight it's no more turn to lose let's make it happen right now and that's a simple for me we'll have more later on and there's a muslim majority pakistan is celebrating the start of holing the festival of colors. the asian tradition signifies the beginning of spring and his make up only about three percent of pakistan's population ali is many observed in india
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nepal and sri lanka so how raman is going to be here in a couple of minutes with more on all these stories i wrote matheson thanks for being with me. we are going to announce the biggest ever in the month press t.v. in decades activists in seats of government we didn't want to be part of this institution and all we really didn't want technologically challenging politics and implementing direct democracy open source code to use the free for one to look we are innovators we are activists we are. talking madrid at this time on and just you know one of the really special things about working for al-jazeera is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much empathy and contribution to a story i feel we cover this region better than anyone else would get what it is
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