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zero. entering. a global economic superpower that's underperformed in the world of football when used explores how china is now spending billions in his quest to conquer the beautiful game. at this time when al jazeera. this is zero. zero zero am fully back to go this is a news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. resisted freedom good for you look at the iran deal i think it's terrible yes he says it was ok u.s.
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present donald trump sacks secretary of state rex tillerson after months of strained relations he'll be replaced by cia chief mike pump. russia remains defiant as a u.k. ultimatum over the poisoning of a former spy expires soon also this hour the palestinian authority blames rival group hamas for an attack on prime minister convoy in gaza process no clear winner in sierra leone's presidential election a runoff will be held in two weeks. thank you for joining us this been a turbulent fourteen months in power for us president donald trump and tuesday was no different following the surprise sacking of his top diplomat no one was more taken aback by the news than secretary of state rex tillerson in south. only found
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out via twitter one of his top aides released a statement saying tell us and was unaware of why he was fired that official was latest sacked as well as trump insists policy differences are to blame the two had clashed over a number of issues including the iran deal and the brocade of kata status and will be replaced by cia director michael impale he promises a more aggressive stance on north korea and iran says they're on the same wavelength gina hospital is set to become the first ever female director of the cia but she could face a tough confirmation hearing in the senate given past allegations she oversaw the torture of detainees will get more on that in just a moment but first roslyn jordan looks back at the friction between tennyson and tom. it's not every day you lose your job to be a social media but an emotional rex tillerson deliberately ignored that detail when he addressed reporters on tuesday received a call today from rosie and i had stage
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a little after noon time from air force one my commission as secretary of state would terminate at midnight or six thirty first tillerson served as u.s. secretary of state for a little more than a year he spent much of that time pushing back against reports that the president donald trump wanted to fire him on tuesday morning on twitter trump did just that. my palm pale will become our new secretary of state thank you to rex tillerson for his service trump then told reporters this we disagreed on what you look at the iran deal i think it's terrible i guess it was ok i want to use a regular something he felt a little bit differently so we were not really thinking the same looking back it's clear trump and tillerson disagreed on the big problems of the day whether or not to engage directly with north korea how far to hold russia accountable brits meddling in u.s. political and civic affairs something tillerson made
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a point of stressing the u.s. must do ultimately former u.s. diplomats say taylor since firing is no surprise and neither is the choice of his replacement the cia director mike pompei oh he's well known for his support of trumps policy trump is impulsive and trump is temperamental trump wants once a neighbors and validators more than he wants advisors tillerson didn't have many fans at state because of his plans to cut staffing by nearly thirty percent some senior diplomats quit in protest but the firings at state didn't end there at lunchtime the white house dismissed steve goldstein after he released this statement suggesting tillerson thought his job was safe the secretary did not speak to the president this morning and is unaware of the reason for his dismissal in any case tillerson said he had no regrets rex tillerson didn't lose his job because he
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didn't agree with the president analysts say he lost his job because he refused to pretend that he agreed if confirmed my pump ale will face a very high standard of agreeing with the president all the time especially because the president believes he already does rosalynn jordan al-jazeera the state department. on as sick a close look at the new u.s. secretary of state michael impale before joining politics he founded and headed companies in the aerospace and oil sectors the fifty three year old had served three terms in congress when trump appointed him to head the cia considered a republican hard line up and pale as an outspoken critic of former president obama's landmark nuclear deal with iran he also defended the national security agency's bulk data collection program and described whistleblower edward snowden as a trader from pale has said that while there was russian meddling it did not affect the outcome of the twenty six thousand election that contradicts findings were
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reported by american intelligence agencies let's bring in al-jazeera as john hendren in washington john so much to cover with this story tell us first about the reactions at the state department and beyond to rexton a sense fiery as rightfully it's complicated you heard in ross's story that children wasn't beloved in the state department he didn't come from their ranks and he was supporting a thirty percent cut in their budget one not accepted by congress in the end and people were very upset with him about that and this comes at a time when intelligence agencies in the pentagon are getting more funding and the state seem to have been the state department seems to have been diminished so while people at state were protective of the role of diplomacy here i don't think there is a lot of love lost among many of them for tillerson who is now leaving so. a very complicated exit is for the secretary what is being say about the specific timing john of this
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firing and what may have motivated it. well tillerson didn't know that he was going to be fired today when he woke up this morning but he certainly knew that he had trouble with donald trump months ago tillers and tweeted tillerson said that he was opening the lines of communication with north korea trump didn't discuss it with him he tweeted rex tillerson you're wasting your time talking to little rocket man and then of course last week when trump himself reversed his position and decided that he wouldn't go see it directly with north korea tillerson was totally out of the loop didn't even hear about it until afterwards so. there was there was a complicated relationship there they didn't agree on policy on a lot of things when it came to the goals dispute the paris climate accords iran russia trump until or so and were on different sides of each of those debates but the relationship probably fell apart when tillerson called the president reportedly
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a moron and the president has taken to calling tillerson arrogant so what happens next then i mean tell us and stays on until the end of march how does a process where a casa until the new secretary of state is actually really in charge. tillerson outlined some of that in his state department briefing today he said that he would remain in charge through the end of the day and then he would transfer his authority over to his deputy jones so levin but tillerson that he'd remain in office until march thirty first and then after that the new secretary pompeo could come in on an acting basis though he would have to be confirmed by the u.s. senate so it can be a fairly quick and fluid process but it's not one in which he would be going away today he's going to stay there through the end of the month and say farewell and he says take care of some administrative duties thank you for that john hendren one for us in washington well the white house has seen
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a high turnover of senior staff just over a year into the presidency they have been at least twenty high profile departures the latest being to listen in chief economic advisor gary cohen just days after acting attorney general sally yates was sacked for refusing to defend a proposed travel ban on people from six muslim majority countries and within the first month national security advisor michael flynn resigned amid allegations he misled officials including the vice president about his ties with russia often ridiculed white house press secretary sean spicer resigned in july and trump's chief of staff in spray this was pushed out eight days later following months of infighting in the west wing yet another senior departure came a month later when chief strategist steve bannon left has since become a source of information for the controversial book fine fury that exposed the in a way kings of the trumpet ministration and earlier this year rob porter resigned as white house staff secretary amid allegations of domestic violence he maintained
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the president's diary when i speak to joel rubin about this he's a former deputy assistant secretary of state and president of the washington strategy group he is live from washington thank you so much for being on al-jazeera this latest. departure is the highest to date certainly from the trumpet minute session and this one was not voluntary does it matter at all that this revolving door that we've seen in the white house in the year more than a year that president trump has been in office. well it's great to be with you and it does matter this is the chaos presidency right now this is an administration that seems to be in freefall in terms of its staffing it can't get its team straight and ultimately this means that the american people should be concerned about what direction we have in today's issue what's the reaction we have on national security because the president by changing his team shifting them around
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moving new people into suits apartment in this case with my pump he's really demonstrating that he doesn't have a cohesive or coherent national security policy at the rumblings about tennis and had been going on for months now what is it that donald trump over the as you think why do you think if i to listen now especially at a time when there was a lot of head weight seems on on some very important foreign policy issues like north korea what we're seeing a confluence of a variety of pressure points coming together right now there is the domestic scandals that the president is dealing with related to the russia investigation now that the stormy daniels tapes today there's a election in pennsylvania that's essentially a bellwether on the presidency and on the president's popularity and then on foreign policy issues like the north korea diplomacy where rex tillerson would have been expected to have been center stage that clearly may have been the tipping
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point for the president does not trust tillerson obviously needs in one him to be there as the lead diplomat in that negotiate a tele said was was never really seen as a reputable credible voice on donald trump do you think we're going to have one voice now when it comes to american foreign policy with micron pale at the helm at the state department. well i certainly hope so now there's an external and internal though that we have to be aware of externally it's crucial for the united states to have one voice the president and secretary of defense they need to be on the same team communicating the same vision that's essential for maintaining our alliances and confronting our adversaries but internally and this is where i'm concerned internally it's crucial to have different voices and different opinions and debates and secretary tillerson for all his faults did debate on the core issues that the president was thinking about including the iran deal which you mentioned in your clip earlier if we lose debates internally in the white house it's going to be hard
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in terms of getting their best decisions for our national security some people in the last few hours joel rubin have described my campaign with a yes man in terms of global policy are they areas of risk in having. a dual who are on the same page i'm thinking of the middle east here for instance i mean what's the risk of having the president and secretary of state on the same wavelength when it comes to some of these crucial issues here. if there really is a risk here it's not a problem this is sarah lee if the secretary of state in this case shares the vision with president trump that's a good thing but in recent years we have had a large figures at the state department who have been able to stand up to the president think of john kerry who was a major figure in the senate and ran for president congolese the rice who was the national security advisor to president bush colin powell a national hero hillary clinton obviously a mega star you have these kinds of big personalities that can go to the president
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say sir diplomatically this decision will impact our standing in the world in such a way now with pompei oh he is not that type of a large figure he likely will not tell president trump the real difficult decisions that and difficult impacts that his decisions will have on the u.s. and that could be harmful thank you so much for speaking to us and sharing your views joel rubin former deputy assistant secretary of state joining us there from washington thank you for your time well let's get more now on the woman who is set to take over the cia. she's a controversial choice having faced criticism for overseeing a secret prison in thailand where detainees were tortured political gain has more from washington. gina has spent most of her career at the cia undercover so there isn't much video of her but as she prepares to try and take the top job we're going to see a lot more of her and hear much more about her past she was in charge of the facility
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in thailand codenamed detention site green the senate has detailed what happened to captors there like abu zubaida he was water boarded eighty three times beaten by having his head slammed into a wall deprived of sleep for days he was kept in a coffin sized box possibly with insects for more than eleven days and held in a small box less than a meter tall for twenty nine hours the report also says that. he was held and tortured at the same site according to reports she was clearly in charge according to one cia cable quote only the detention site green chief of base would be allowed to interrupt or stop an interrogation in process and that the chief of base would be the final decision making authority as to whether the cia's interrogation techniques applied to zubeida would be discontinued. zubaida had to be revived once after waterboarding torture didn't stop human rights groups are outraged by her nomination the idea that she would be put in charge of the cia should send.
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trimmers terrorists are most people who care about international law this is a woman who was complicit directly in the torture of two duties in thailand and then through the chief of staff of the counterterrorism center back largent and as they rendered dozens and dozens of other detainees some of them merely innocent people who were swept up shall have to answer for more than that there were videos of some of that torture has reportedly signed the directive to have them destroyed all of this will be a big debate when she comes before the senate to try and get confirms democrats will be under pressure not to vote for her and if that's the case you can only afford to lose one republican vote and still get the job still president donald trump is sending a message with this nomination just like he said on the campaign trail he's fine with torture and also apparently fine with promoting those involved with it patty
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call him al-jazeera washington and i speak to glenn kahn about this he's a former cia intelligence officer and former deputy national intelligence officer sky from wessler in british columbia thank you so much for being with us just how tough is jan haskell's the confirmation hearing going to be how much will her past come back to haunt her you think. well i think that it will the republicans have a majority so theoretically her passage should confirmation should be a straight one straightforward path but she does have this checkered past and by appointing her trump has sent as your report actually pointed out a clear message that america is frankly repudiating and actively. taking a stand to undermined the geneva conventions the convention against torture the american constitution which outlaws cruel and unusual punishments torture uniform code of military justice in american history all to make the point that being tough
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as trump imagines it is the right thing to do is a terrible idea terrible what with the extent of her involvement in the cia interrogation program. well she was very senior enough no one person of courses in a government agency is the center responsible for everything but she was the deputy to jose rodriguez the head of the counter terrorism center and to mike de andrea who was the chief of operations at the time that the rendition detention and has interrogation programs were put in place designed and executed and as you reported she was in charge of the black site when one of the black sites where these torture methods were used so whatever misgiving she may have had as she was involved now many were who are good people but even if that is the case for the government to put someone in position who was involved in these things sends
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a message that it's ok with nice this government which slides america down you know path towards the totalitarianism of air to want turkey on the way to becoming a banana republic like nicaragua she sees out several leadership positions when the agency as you say wants her reputation like within the intelligence community and how much support will she have. well she's considered a an excellent professional officer. in i believe that is true i've worked with her associates she and i have not worked together but her reputation is a very strong one as is a talented competent professional i will add however that she also subscribes to what was the counterterrorism center is or has been the counterterrorism centers in the cia which which takes the lead in congress terrorism work their concept of conception of the threat of jihad as terrorism which really means that the approaches we can destroy specific groups and thereby destroy the issue of jihad
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which of course is far too reductionist and contributes itself to the problems that everyone is facing with with terrorism so that is an unfortunate conceptual perspective that she. was important in in developing and implement can call thank you so much for your insights thank you for joining us on aaj is there anything. plenty more ahead on this news hour including the u.s. president takes a first hand look at what is his proposed border wall with mexico and what it might look like and severe reached the quarterfinals of the champions league at the expense of manchester united joe we'll have the details coming up later and. russia has ramped up its rhetoric against the u.k.
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warning britain not to threaten a nuclear power prime minister theresa may has given russia till the end of tuesday to explain how a soviet era nerve agent was used in an attack against a former spy in the u.k. . are in critical condition in a hospital but so far moscow has refused to cooperate with the investigation bobbie phillips reports. is this the lol before the storm the british government says it's looking at ways of responding to what it believes is not rageous act by russia this is part of a pack of behavior by the putin regime and you'll seeing this reckless support for the use of chemical weapons all the way from syria to the streets. in our country. being encouraged by the determination about friends to stand with us except that friends aren't so predictable these days the american president shortly off to sacking
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a secretary of state who was highly regarded by the british government says it sounds to him as if russia was involved in the nerve agent attack but in moscow the russian foreign minister said britain was being obstructive refusing to give russia samples of the nerve agent so that it could carry out its own investigation. russia is not guilty but russia is ready to cooperate in the framework of the chemical weapons convention only the united kingdom takes pains to fulfill their legal obligations and cling to the same document. london's luxury properties luxury shops could britain target russians who spend money here an anti corruption group estimates more than a billion dollars of suspicious russian wealth is invested in u.k. property well it's certainly the case that some of the individuals that we've identified in this research well known to the kremlin so if they were to find themselves subjected to police investigations by unexplained well food as for
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example then that would send a very clear message to the kremlin the corrupt individuals and their illicit cash no longer welcome here british politicians want to send a message to russia that they won't tolerate what they see as a brazen attack on british soil but they also hope to cooperate with russia on issues like containing iran and north korea's nuclear ambitions in other words russia's international significance presents britain with a diplomatic dilemma britain says it's ready to act but if this crisis escalates western unity could come under great strain to be phillips al-jazeera london. and british counterterrorism police are investigating the death of a high profile russian businessmen. was found dead in his london home on tuesday he had been granted political asylum in the u.k. and was a close ally of late all agog bears off ski a prominent critic of president i may put in police say there is no evidence to
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suggest a link to the poisoning of say and his daughter. in other world news palestinian prime minister rami has escaped unhurt after a bomb explosion hit his convoy in gaza the palestinian authority has accused hamas of trying to assassinate him but has denied any involvement harry fossett has more from gaza. the palestinian prime minister had come to gaza to demonstrate progress by attending the opening of a new water treatment plant. instead just a few hundred meters into gaza territory. visit became a demonstration of the level of insecurity here a powerful bomb buried by the road blasted the end of his convoy vehicles were damaged seven people were lightly injured. and his delegation pressed on to the water project where he said the attack would only make him more determined to return. they blew up three of our cars on entering the gaza strip this proves to you one hundred percent that it will not prevent us from continuing our path
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towards putting an end to this division. to come to. that but that division between the palestinian authority dominated by fatah and its political rival hamas in gaza was once again on full display the palestinian president's office accused hamas of responsibility for the attack given its continued control of security in the strip house condemned both the explosion and the p.a.'s accusation. these three written accusations can only achieve the goals of the criminals that targeted the convoy of. the main suspect who wants to destroy the palestinian clans is the occupation. but some analysts suggest salafist groups aiming to cause political chaos were behind the attack on the crater itself shows you just what a sizable device this was the immediate impact obviously substantial the question now is how far the shock waves of what happened here will carry over into the
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political process between fatah and hamas. reconciliation efforts have been stalled for months since hamas dissolved its administration last year so far there's been no full resumption of p.a. control in gaza with talks foundering on issues such as jobs for tens of thousands of hamas members and control of its military wings weapons we are living in by a lawyer in between that it was a bit of hamas or that defacto government and the new government that's not walk enough to. have it said is possible to get out the palestinian prime minister arrived back in ramallah in the occupied west bank his spokesman accusing hamas leaders of declining an invitation to meet for gaza's people desperate for some kind of government to address a worsening humanitarian and now security situation the wait goes on very force it gaza syrians presidential election is heading to
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a runoff in two weeks opposition leader jolie is dark but below narrowly won the first round but fell short of an outright majority he's up against a ruling all people's congress can is a send more up the vote will decide who replaces president and his bike or all my hoes serves them at the maximum ten year prison years in office amid interest has more from the town of long in the northern province. former military head of state brigadier general julius made a buell wins the first round of saloon presidential election with forty three point three percent of the vote but not enough to avoid a runoff he leads the anointed candidate of president and is by koroma dr commander who scored forty two point seven percent of the vote now the third and fourth candidates who interestingly broke away from seventy two mean political parties to form their own and challenge for the seat of president may decide who becomes the country's next president according to the election commission ninety four point
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eight percent of registered voters like to preach it in the election so i run over several full two weeks from now that means that civil unions will be required to come out again on the twenty seventh of march to vote the next president of this country. still ahead on the news hour as scaping syria's war almost one hundred fifty people are allowed to leave the rebel enclave of eastern kuta ross and nazi bookkeeper from los waste dies before he could begin his jail tear and in sports venus gets the better of serina as the williams sisters bring you their rivalry at india. how it looks like the ground hope got it right this year we've seen
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a fair amount to snow into the northeastern corner a third nor'easter coming in in just eleven days you can see that area cloud here is that wind coming in from the northeast the direction dragging in the moisture into the very cold air hence copious amounts of snowfall have been falling across the northeast corner of the u.s. even into kentucky pushing further north which right up the eastern seaboard through new jersey new york and up towards new england some parts could see as much as maybe thirty forty possibly fifty or sixty centimeters of snow anywhere from around rhode island to maine by the end of this snow event very strong winds as well winds could gust as high as one hundred kilometers per hour so blizzard conditions not looking too much better by the time it comes to thursday but i think that the worst of the weather will be over by that stay still itself so want to see winds the flowers wintry flurries to study a possibility over the rockies with a nice day between it doesn't too bad pleasant sunshine there for dallas texas at twenty two celsius similar values to form
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a high risk of being sometimes for instance rinsed losing production drugs. that are not approved for use in the us the f.d.a. simply isn't testing enough on the imported market to really find all of these violent presidents take note at this time on al-jazeera. and watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories the u.s. secretary of state rice sinister and has been socks present donald trump announced a decision on twitter and it appears to listen wasn't told about it beforehand trump and say spotty differences are to blame. russia says it will not cooperate
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with a u.k. investigation into the poisoning of a former russian spy unless it's given access to a sample of the nerve agent used on him prime minister theresa may has given moscow till the end of tuesday to prove it wasn't involved in the attack against scraped off and his daughter and palestinian prime minister rami hundred dollars hi. has escaped unharmed after a bomb explosion hit his convoy in gaza the palestinian authority has accused rival group hamas of trying to assassinate him a mosque has condemned the attack and denied any involvement. more now on our top story this news hour and present and to listen rex tillerson the outgoing secretary of state regularly clashed over middle east policy even briefly backing opposite sides in the sound of qatar osama bin job it looks at the turbulent relationship between the president and his top diplomat. he listens former boss says the deal with iran and other disagreements was why the us secretary of state
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was fired from media so far unfulfilled promise to roll back the nuclear deal with iran which is allowed an easing of sanctions the brewing cold war in the persian gulf between arab nations would have been a test for any career diplomat to listen let state department found itself scaling back comments in the times contradicting their own president when members of the gulf cooperation council decided to isolate qatar we saw in the beginning of the cut of a siege by the four countries last june that the initial statements that trump made were later dropped quietly reversed because he didn't know all the facts about u.s. relations. and the region it's clear that the united states seems to want to resolve the g.c.c. crisis i think there's no doubt about that it's also clear that they haven't been able to use their influence to get that done with the kuwaitis so this is very strange in many ways in recent weeks more details have emerged on how a concerted effort was being made from the middle east to get rid of rex tillerson
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this man businessman george nader has been questioned about his ties to the emirate the government and his meetings with white house officials nader is reported to have links with another u.s. businessman but u.a.e. ties and get brody according to a leaked e-mails obtained by the b.b.c. rody reportedly lobbied against secretary of state brixton isn't because he opposed the blockade against but there really wanted trump to hold secret talks with the u.s. crown prince and throw his support behind the blockade in countries. to listen also disagreed with the current administration's backing of the saudi government a major weapons importer he criticized saudi arabia for its meddling in lebanon and disagreed with the saudi position over the ongoing war in yemen pillars and urged saudi arabia in his words to be a bit more measured and a bit more thoughtful in its actions the top u.s. diplomat cartridge his trip to african nations and abruptly. returned to washington this led to speculation in the us media that president from probably asked to
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listen to step aside when he was a broad it's been a short tenure with accusations that tillerson didn't have the staff or money to back him up as a top u.s. diplomat some of the job it does or. i saw says it was behind an attack on a military facility used by you many forces backed by the united arab emirates the car bomb exploded near a military kitchen in the southern port city of aden at least three people were killed in the attack which sent smoke billowing across aden another thirty five were injured. the united nations says nearly one hundred fifty civilians have managed to leave rebel held eastern go to in syria the government's ally russia and rebels have agreed to evacuate injured people from the area which has been under heavy bombardment for the past three weeks alan fischer has our report. we've come from eastern guta slowly perhaps as it simply most definitely big like to be out and what it about those they've left behind. ludlow we were about two hundred
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people living in the cellar without light or electricity and very little food it was impossible to leave because of the events many people decided to leave and head to duma and only forty of us stayed behind in that cellar and decided not to leave until the syrian army entered the city. my children will tell me that we don't want to die whenever they tell me this i cry tears of blood and pray to god to make me die before them. others have been bussed out of the area after the group reached an agreement with the united nations the russians and others around a thousand people need to leave for medical treatment the first batch of around one hundred have no left. to date has been agreed to take those who want to go to damascus or even approach to be treated and returned back once again to good the first batch consisting of around forty families have left to damascus for treatment
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the u.n. and the red crescent where their new batches of sick people will follow for treatment outside. the agreement to get injured people lie to has been around for a little while the fact that the process is actually started will give encouragement to the united nations who obviously like to see the numbers increase in the coming days the fighting continues around the young cleve which is no been split in three by syrian government forces backed by the russians. it may not be as fierce as recent days but that's little consolation to those still trapped in sight . alan fischer al jazeera on the turkey syria border refugees who escaped the civil war in south sudan six months ago are beginning to return to their homes more than four thousand four hundred thousand people sought safety by fleeing east across the border into but as him and morgan reports from the border town of many are coming home to find their communities destroyed. mary
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gets course is preparing to start serving tea she says it's the only way for her to make money to look after her four children the family returned to product from refugee camps in ethiopia by god became too dangerous for them to live during the fighting last august. i came back here with my teapot on my things to sell tea hoping that i'd get money for my children when the fighting started i went to the border with them when it calmed down i came back to sell tea so i could continue to earn money for them mary was one of thousands who fled and when a four hundred thousand south sudanese who escaped with you. by god was the military headquarters of the armed opposition under the ousted former vice president riek machar this very little to return to for the few who have ventured back. i was here when the fighting happened in august and fled to i heard people were returning so i came back with my children but i didn't find anything when i came
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back it was destroyed what is left behind a reminder of fierce fighting thousands of civilians use this bridge to flee from baghdad to gamble in neighboring ethiopia when the armed opposition under rick much or lost control of the territory six months ago and while they may have lost their military headquarters the fighting between the opposition and the government is far from over with civilians being the price of the war that is now in its fifth year the united nation expects three million south sudanese will be displaced this year in africa's largest refugee crisis since the rwandan genocide in mind hundred ninety four government ministers want everyone who fled to come back we are writing them to come all of them the governor and the deputy governor us and valley. make sure that there were received and the role of the president of the republic of south sudan president salva kiir mayardit is to make sure that those who are killer turning will be provided with the services they need as a government we would like your work to make sure that services are provided to all of them. around four million of south sudan's twelve million population lost their
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homes and some start to return in other parts of the country the mass displacement continues peace seems elusive to africa's the youngest nation people more than al-jazeera in south sudan u.s. president donald trump has examined border wall prototypes for his proposed projects to create a barrier on the border with mexico he was shown eight towers that will be tested for thirty to sixty days to determine which design is best has asked congress for eighteen billion dollars to build the structure but funding is yet to be approved. we don't have a choice. we needed for the drugs we needed for the gangs we needed for lots of reasons we have to have it will be ninety nine point five percent successful people won't be able to come over the drugs will stop by a lot although we have to get
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a lot tougher with the drug dealers have to but that war will stop so much rob reynolds has more. he did visit the border wall prototypes in an area right by the border with mexico and in viewing these eight concrete and steel monolith see indicated that it was important to have them tall enough and strong enough so that people can't climb over them from the mexican side describing some of the migrants from mexico as professional mountain climbers president trump also called on congress to fully fund the border wall which some experts estimate may run in the range of about twenty billion dollars if it were to be built and he had harsh criticism for jerry brown the democratic governor of california saying he's done a poor job of running the state which is the nation's most part prosperous. brown in particular was singled out for criticism by drugs for supporting sanctuary
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cities that is a policy in many parts of california. where local law enforcement officials are not permitted to engage with or cooperate with federal immigration officials in some areas and some matters now the state of california and truck do not see eye to eye on many areas in fact the state has sued the trump administration twenty eight times over policies ranging from a refugee policy to environmental protection and that is perhaps one of the reasons why this was the first visit mr trump has made to california since he took office there reports donald trump is set to hit china with steam train terrorists expanding the u.s. president is seeking to impose tariffs on up to sixty billion dollars worth of chinese imports them all for talking about technology and technique ation sector last week announced tariffs on scene and newman i mean points prompting for as of a trade war. the man known as
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a bookkeeper has died before he could begin his prison sentence. sentence over his role in collecting valuables stolen from victims that are now at a concentration camp during world war two dominic cain has more from berlin as a frail old man. fought to avoid jail through the courts it was a legal battle the convicted criminal would lose but by dying before his sentence could start gurning escaped punishment years earlier he'd said he was just a cog in the auschwitz machine judges ruled otherwise. gurning was stationed in the part of the camp that dealt with the valuable stolen from victims of the holocaust mountains of glasses gold teeth and many millions of dollars worth of foreign currency were taken because earnings job was to collect the cash and deliver it to his superiors in berlin at his trial several survivors were present
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people like he bore as a teenager she lived through auschwitz but her parents were killed there he said gurning scase must serve as a warning for future generations they have. their justice is there in the scoring philby's. all those who qualify. westerly they will be held responsible in the future. never again will they be able to just believe i am a cog in the machinery i made that clear in recent years germany has tried to prosecute the handful of surviving former s s members from auschwitz perhaps because as many as ninety percent of the perpetrators were never prosecuted after the war modern democratic germany has built many monuments to victims of its nazi predecessor and it commemorates them also in some more simple ways such as these
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which are called shellfish stumbling stones brass plaques marking the names of the victims and where they were killed. here the to our family are remembered they perished at auschwitz another of the survivors of the camp was ever more says cor she meant kerning at his trial and after news of his death emerged she took to twitter to state how he had validated her testimony and had denounced the regime which claimed so many lives dominic kane al-jazeera berlin.
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scientists have been exploring one of the last pristine areas of the antarctic to bolster the case for making it a marine protected area they've been investigating the sea floor as well as trying to discover whether plastic from the ocean has reached the extremely remote waters . with a grain piece expedition in antarctica. or to. the weddell sea spreads over a vast area it went to seventy five percent of its surface is covered in ice it is the realm of the penguin myriad marine species but it is not the realm of man many well to keep it that way so the more information the team can gather the better the
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chances of winning protection for these unique waters on board the expedition sub is antarctic specialists is on look hard to find out what this little known zone holds what she discovered was a stunning underwater room composed of all manner of life it has one hundred percent coverage in the sea floor of organisms has a great three d. structure which allows other organisms to come in and if they and a really interesting species composition and all these factors make it really difficult for a community to become potter it disturb it such as part of the fishing we call these areas fundable marine ecosystem and hopefully we can get to this and other areas we come across that special protection. team are also searching for evidence of the less visible so one of the big stories mode of course is plastics in the world's oceans and this is not the remotest waters. in the world on i say be a great thing for the greens established for the lucky plastics of reaches far
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that's what grounds is about still here yeah that's right i'm just saying send me into a sea someplace that the. last five years evidence is growing around the boat studies that like the plastic before the spark stream a prisoner releases and they'll be found the right results look like snow is samples are also taken on sure throughout the expedition in different locations to see if there is that he signed of my crypt last six that you have to see to get out of. bigger debris even finds its way to these remake caves here washed up fishing boys but it's p.f.c. as grant of the team are on the lookout for which end to the world's ations through amongst other things washing every day clothes a group of chemicals that in years. the dominant textiles and their use for cortex finishes war for problems with islands find them even in household carpets these days and not just clothes all this new found knowledge will be studied and compiled
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once the expedition wraps up at the end of march to support the e.u. backed bid to turn a major part of the battle sea into an asian century nicklen al-jazeera and article and in part five of our series environment at an economic looks at the impact of krill fishing in antarctica where if he is overfishing could threaten the entire ecosystem. thanks very much much seen itas hopes of winning this she is you way for a champions league they were beaten by severe he progressed to the quarter finals for the first time in their history with some bend they yet doubles the killed the spanish side victory at old trafford remember lukaku schoolday like consolation goal for you know i said but it finished two one it's just the second time they've lost at home in all competitions this season. well roma have also made it through to the last eight they be checked doesn't yet one no and inject her getting the
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goal as they progress for the first time in ten years and there is a huge game in the charm his eight on wednesday as boss and a host chelsea in the last sixteen it's one one after the first leg in london chelsea unbeaten in the last eight matches against barcelona so the catalans know they'll be in for a tough encounter. i expect a similar rival to the one we faced during the first leg with all of their virtues and with all the danger attached to them they are a rival capable of scoring at any moment. a very different situation and wednesday's other champions league game by munich would need a disastrous outing against the shoot us to prevent them from making the quarterfinals that's because they already lead five nil from the first leg the president greek football per club has apologised to fans after running up the pitch carrying a gun during a league match on sunday the incident happened after power had
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a late goal ruled offside in their game against a k. athens it led to the greek government spending all top flight matches in the country indefinitely now a statement on the club's website has said it is saying that he is deeply sorry he added i had absolutely no right to enter the pitch the way i did my emotional reaction stems from the widespread negative situations prevailing in greek football lately and from all the unacceptable non sports related events that took place towards the end of powell v a k all that could lead to uncontrollable situations my only aim was to protect tens of thousands of power fans from provocation riots and human casualties serina williams return to the court after becoming a mother for the first time has ended at the hands of her sister williams renewed her professional rivalry with the elder sibling venus at indian wells on monday in their twenty ninth career meeting peter systemic watch the action so real williams
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is back in big time to miss and on monday she faced a familiar rival her big sister venus the indian world. the two were meeting at a tournament since one thousand nine hundred ninety eight australian open the second round so really came into this match with the seventy seven career he had to have advantage over venus. but on this occasion it was spruced close to the thirty seven year old williams sister first hit six three to venus. the older sister capitalized and raced to an early lead in the second set but the thirty six year old twenty three time grand slam singles champion serena was not lying down though despite being down three love she fought back to ensure the second say it like the first would be a competitive affair. it
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was but ultimately the might would belong to venus second said sixfold. it was. there's a lot of focus that goes on tearing that especially since her opponent with a record like her town love of her so really it's about his focusing on the tennis i think i'm going to try to move by tournaments. definitely not thinking too far in the future ready for the next time it are you ready for that i have a lot to improve on you know. it's good that i have. to say that this is the first plane i lost. my room for improvement is incredible so i just go keep saying you determine my goal is just to be better than the last i don't generally don't want to go backwards i just want to continue to go for it and i think as long as i can do that i'll keep getting there . so really williams will move down the back hall nobilis williams would have been
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the family's on the regain stone the start of service in the fourth round the distended al-jazeera three time olympic ski jumping champion camel star his closing on on the world cup title the pole let to his twenty eighth well cup victory on the large hill in lillehammer on choose day stocks two jumps exceeded one hundred forty meters as the peak countryman but ski with ease favorite robbie hansen who became an internet sensation during the olympics because of his the star he came in. and that is all sport for now more later joe thank you very much mexico is famous for its highly patterned ornate indigenous clothing and the fashion world has taken notice major brands and designers have been selling clothing inspired by traditional designs but the communities where those designs originate from say they often don't see the benefits john heilemann has a story from mexico city. it's taken as a cue
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a lifetime to get to here when the pain seems to go so what he sees in his community of to mango mexico flies off the page made flesh by his wife this intricate dream world has been built up in the imagination of generations of cross people together the community has become famous for these type histories. now they're worried that their shared heritage is being exploited by big brands who use their designs but don't share the profits but i must proportion. we can make anything we're asked to that we should be paying a fair amount that way we can get ahead generate employment here and the people write. a recent study by n.-g. o. impact concludes that a clothing brands of plagiarised indigenous designs. the spanish clothing firm mango used to design in this sweater after complaints they withdrew it from wrote a letter pledging to help the community several indigenous communities in mexico
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have their own distinctive designs which are sold locally in shops and markets these are often poor people so when they see their patterns being used to mass produced or luxury clothing without compensation or recognition it really rankles. the problem is judging when the thin line between inspiration and plagiarism is crossed defining that by copyright is tough because the designs are often the cultural heritage of entire communities rather than just one person congresswoman paolo félix says company shouldn't see it is a legal question but one of moral duty yes i wanted us to comment as they need to get ethically responsible because at the end of the day it's just stealing that is states of mexican people we have to have their word is to say you can't explode it is thanks in other countries and say they are yours. but honestly it's a complicated picture but the very fact it's been watch more closely than ever may
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mean a fair deal from its cruise cross people john homan. mexico city. as always much more news and analysis on our web site out al-jazeera dot com all the very latest on all of our top stories on there and we're back very shortly with more world news on al-jazeera does stay with us.
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the furthest. the street is quiet the signal is given. out so it's safe to walk to school last year though more than thirty meters in this community in one month the police say this area is a red zone one of several in some townships and children sometimes it caught in the crossfire when rival gangs fight so parents and grandparents have started what they call a walking bust to try to take the violence i lost my son wayland go i also lost my but there are more than one hundred fifty volunteers working for several walking busses teachers say it is working class attendance has improved the volunteers also act as security guards.
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