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the scene for us whether online what is a very nice time in yemen that peace is always possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on set there are people that are choosing between buying medication and eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist who's close to the story joined the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. what next for the u.k. after the kremlin ignores london's deadline in the deepening russian spy poisoning scandal. and this is a live from coming out on twitter by president donald trump what will the hasty
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departure of u.s. state rex tillerson mean for washington's foreign policy. sold into slavery the result for some people seeking sanctuary in europe often in. libya deal plus. reporting on the increase in crime. and to try and restrict the. u.k. is expected to announce its next moves in a deepening diplomatic crisis with moscow after the kremlin ignored a midnight deadline over the russian spy poisoning scandal british prime minister to resign may is to tell m.p.'s the government's response off to a soviet era nerve agent was used in an attempt to kill a former double agent and his daughter in england moscow says it has nothing to do with the attack on. bunny phillips joins us live in london for more on this so
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we're waiting on to reason may any idea what she's going to say. i think she will announce some punitive measures against russia undoubtedly jane the question of course is how effective they'll be and to what extent the russians will retaliate themselves it's likely that britain will be looking at options like expelling russian diplomats targeted sanctions against certain powerful wealthy individuals using british legal instruments to freeze assets impose visa bans on the wealthy russians close to vladimir putin who've invested money who've bought property here in london those kinds of things i think are what the british are looking at but ultimately of course i think people in london know that multilateral action will be more effective let's look back at the events here in
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london of the past twenty four hours. is this the lull before the storm the british government says it's looking at ways of responding to what it believes is now rageous act by russia to this is part of a pack of behavior by that putin and his regime and you'll seeing this reckless support for the use of chemical weapons all the way from syria to the streets of. in our country and being encouraged by the determination of our friends to stand with us except that friends aren't so predictable these days the american president shortly after sacking 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 a nerve agent so that it could carry out its own investigation but as you know it's
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russia is not guilty but russia is ready to cooperate in the framework of the chemical weapons convention only in the united kingdom takes the. to fulfill their legal obligations i cling to the same document such as the book 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 are well known to the kremlin so if they were to find themselves subjected to police investigations by unexplained well for days for example then that would send a very clear message to the kremlin the corrupt individuals and their illicit cash and 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
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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. and what sort of unity then when it comes to the international community what has britain hoping to get out of this as well i mean. you saw john you saw boris johnson my report saying that he was encouraged by the support that britain has received so far and i think the noises coming out of nato and burley in paris and to some extent washington yesterday were encouraging for the british but make no mistake this is a big test of britain's international clout in the era of donald trump a man who has been ambivalent about russia at best you might say from britain's point of view and of course we're also in the era of breck's it which brings with
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the inevitable strains in britain's ties with europe yes britain would like concerted multilateral action so far it's been it's been words turning it into action it is going to be a challenge don't forget that britain has typically been at the hawkish end of the e.u. spectrum in relation to russia so for example those sanctions brought in in the wake of the annexation of crimea in twenty forty the british have pushed very hard for them to be maintained that sometimes has been a struggle countries like greece hungary italy not so keen some countries in europe with a sincere belief that those sanctions are counterproductive that they don't help dialogue with russia some countries are very heavily reliant on russian energy so frankly it's been difficult to maintain the status quo the british will be ambitious if they are asking for more action against russia thank you for that barnaby phillips and we will go live as soon as we hear from two reason may. take as president ridge of time better one says he hopes the kurdish held syrian city of
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free and will soon be fully encircled by turkish troops thousands of civilians are under siege of the turkish troops and free syrian army fighters encircled the town the u.n. is warning of a humanitarian crisis as the water supply has been cut turkey launched the military assault in general to clear syrian kurdish forces that control the region let's get more from alan fisher's live guys in top on the turkey syrian border allan tell us more about the military action and turkey's confidence or. well the turkish president was speaking to local government leaders in ankara in the last hour or so and during that meeting he said he expected that for him to fall by this evening you know just in the last twenty minutes at the turkish presidency has clarified his remarks to see what he meant was that the city would be fully encircled and we know that there has been a movement towards the city by free syrian army forces backed up by the turkish
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military so perhaps the president getting slightly ahead of his military commanders there by promising that the city would have fallen in the next few hours we know that there has been a humanitarian corridor established president and no one said that that's what he wanted to see tolo civilians to leave the city it has been established in the south of the city a number of people took advantage of it late on tuesday night a number of people have also used that on wednesday this is all part of operation all of branch as it was called the idea that the turks would push the wipe e.g. the kurdish militia away from their border don't towards our friend and beyond and certainly we know that the y.p. jihad said that they were bringing in volunteers civilian volunteers to create a human shield between themselves and the advancing three seven army and the turks and also that they were calling seven hundred fighters from other parts of syria to help in the defense of our friend while the assault on the city has moved so fast
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that it appears that the why p.g. the two measures that they've taken have done nothing to slow down the turkish assault i know the turks are seeing that probably by the end of whedon's day the entire city will be encircled at that point then they me try to use their military pressure to bring a political solution to perhaps see to the why p.g. and to others this is time to give up your fight and move away from the area and then if he refused to do that we expect there to be a full assault on the city remember there are hundreds of thousands of people enough for in many of them of move there. because of this ongoing assault the city has no water no internet and what we were hearing from on the ground is that in many homes four or five families are living there no because there's just so many people the president said at the weekend he expects there to be turkish soldiers in the center of our frame within days if they were considering the human and humanitarian issues no he says the city is encircled we wait to see in the coming
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hours what is likely to happen island fisheye thank you the u.n. says more than three hundred civilians have managed to leave rebel held eastern go to in syria despite ongoing airstrikes the syrian civil defense says russian planes dropped cluster bombs on residential areas in the city of kufa but air raids and shelling by government allied forces also targeted neighboring towns at least thirteen civilians were killed and dozens wounded. three. and falling air strikes an adlib rescue has worked to free a woman from a collapsed building for twelve hours at least five civilians were killed and another five a missing from the same attack. going here's a clear statements to listen is urging a smooth transition off to president donald trump fired him over twitter to listen doesn't have a twitter account so the two men spoke on the phone three hours after trump's initial tweet one of tennyson's top aides released
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a statement saying tizen didn't know why he was forced out that official was later fired democrats say it's another sign of chaos in the white house trump blamed policy differences the two had disagreed of a number of issues including the iran new kid and the blockade of cattle to listen it will be replaced by cia director mike pompei and he advocates a more aggressive stance on north korea and iran and his job will go to gina haskell who said to become the first female leader of the cia wasn't jordan looks back at the friction between tennis and trump. it's not every day you lose your job . but an emotional rex tillerson deliberately ignored that detail when he addressed reporters on tuesday received a call today from the french the united states a little after noon time from air force one my commission as secretary of state will terminate at midnight march thirty first tillerson served as u.s.
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secretary of state for a little more than a year he spent much of that time pushing back against reports that the president. wanted to fire him on tuesday morning on twitter trump did just that. my pump ale 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 see the break it or do 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 a point of stressing the u.s. must do ultimately former u.s.
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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 neighbor's 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 under secretary of state 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 didn't agree with the president analysts say he lost his
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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 the world renowned physicist stephen hawkins has died he was seventy six children paid tribute to their father as an extraordinary man his work and legacy will live on for many it's still to come on al-jazeera india's highest court wades into a dispute that has divided into some muslims for more than twenty five years. hello take a look at the weather across asia this time in northeastern areas we got a frontal system pushing in from the northwest and some colder air up towards the
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north milder air from the south as you can see when you look at the forecast with twenty degrees across much of southern japan further north so the snow push in the cold air digging down across flood of all stock that will eventually start pushing towards the korean peninsula notice some heavy rain further towards the south across south korea but that clears away on friday beijing seeing the temperatures drop away quite a bit eight degrees as a nice one so heading further towards assayas we've got southwesterly flow so rosy warm conditions despite some heavy rain for food to hong kong at twenty five degrees as we head through into friday twenty six degrees seems to be a lot of there across many areas and t twenty six and annoying in vietnam where we're losing the shower so brighter conditions here we've had fine conditions across much of the philippines but we'll see some showers returning later on thursday otherwise forborne a few showers around and certainly across all eastern portion of the sun the southern indonesian archipelago is looking pretty wet moment java looking a little bit better there's a move out through them and
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a prince ever like to see fine conditions for singapore in kuala lumpur but still some showers around the gulf of thailand but it should be largely dry in bangkok. in the past seven years over three million homes twenty. and eleven million people displaced. syrians made homeless by. sharing their stories. in the ruins of a dream at this time on al-jazeera. and
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again remind of our top stories this hour russia has rejected u.k. claims it was involved in the poisoning of a former spy and says it doesn't accept baseless allegations and will respond to any actions by the u.k. against russian interests prime minister to resign may has demanded to know why a soviet era nerve agent was used to poison sergei schiphol and his daughter. the former. president. is warning of what he calls russia's troubling behavior and actions urging its truth translation for his replacement cia chief mike pompei a. world renowned physicist stephen hawkins has died he was seventy six his children paid tribute to their father as an extraordinary man his work in legacy will live on for many years. into supreme court has begun final hearings into the
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discussion destruction of a sixteenth century mosque twenty five years ago far right hindu nationalists stormed and demolished the mosque claiming it was built on top of a temple destroyed by muslim rulers now judges will determine who the holy site belongs to pressure and bush on is a public interest lawyer joins us live from new delhi very good to see you and have you with us i believe you were in court can you tell us what came out alive. today they basically dismissed several intervention petitions that had been filed by the people there were three regional parties to the dispute there was a muslim board. and there was another body called the name on here kyra so they. don't get these.
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and. they also say that they will decide whether any issue has been decided by another judgment that a mosque is not an essential part of. whether this issue needs to be reconsidered by the constitution of the supreme court and they have started hearing back issue and they have concluded they would resume the hearing on the twenty third i can summon. help ok what really is at the heart of what makes it so important. what makes it important is the fact that this has been. kind of simmering. dispute which was made into a political issue by the party who tried to sort of mobilize voters
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across the country on the basis that. this place is the birthplace of large who was a guard. and that therefore. the mosque was built over a temple which was dedicated to the lord and that this was the ground and therefore it should be restored back to the in those and they went on to demolish the sixteenth century mosque which was a very large mosque which had been standing for more than one hundred years and it was. demolished and then in a shocking act of vandalism while the legal disputes with bringing in the court as to who should have ownership and possession of the site so that's why it's politically important but the issues are really who was in positions and what. and therefore whether the suits filed by the various parties are barred by time whether this mosque will really build hindu temple go in my view that is an
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irrelevant question if it was built more than four hundred years ago whether the hindus really believe that this is the place. nor ground was born. muslims have been using the mark. mark i'm sorry we haven't really tried yes sorry thank you very much but very good to get your thoughts thanks. says it has a list of more than three hundred seventy who is ready to take back after their fate a military crackdown bangladesh originally provided a list of more than eight thousand names but minimise ministry of foreign affairs says it couldn't verify all of their identities it's unclear whether the referenda on minimize list want to return many say for their safety if they go back across the border for and so he has reported extensively from him joins us now from kuala lumpur why such a small number and what else did officials say at the press of. that's
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right three hundred seventy four names is really just a tiny drop in the ocean compared to the number of refugees who fled to bangladesh now as you said this list comes from a list of about eight thousand names that bangladeshi officials have provided to them myanmar counterparts but myanmar said the information on on that list was lacking as there wasn't enough documentation including fingerprint records or photographs so they weren't able to verify all of those names now young officers were also keen to point out point out that they've taken a very broad and liberal interpretation of what constitutes proof of residency because that's essentially what people have to prove to show to be able to return home to me that they're willing to accept not just national registration cards but also temporary i.d. cards as well as business ownership documents and there was a sense that at the press conference no no officials were very keen to point out that they are doing all they can to start the repatriation process going especially
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since we've heard in the last week bangladeshi officials saying he didn't think the repack process was likely to succeed and blaming the myanmar government which he described as an evil rogue government thanks for that flowing story. human rights groups of criticized a deal between italy and libya aimed at curbing migration they say it's led to even more appalling conditions with people hoping to cross the mediterranean sea one refugee from the told he was captured bought and sold while in libya before seeking safety in tunisia. reports. life may still be hard but at the very least mohammed feel safe here in tunisia. today he's picked up a job cleaning a beachside villa work that helps keep his mind off the horrors he experienced in libya so how do you always welcome it's enough if you run away from diminishes they
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feel free to shoot you because well it's a cheap mohammad left his home in the air because the people of his town were being terrorized by boko haram he had hoped to cross the mediterranean and settle in europe but after reaching libya he found himself stuck in a vicious cycle of violence repeatedly captured and beaten by militias who would always demand payment for his release. at one point he couldn't afford to buy his freedom from one of the armed groups that had imprisoned him so the fighters found another way to get the money. like it they sold me i was sold and i'm. forced to work for the man who bought him mohammed was in slave for months before being freed why the inside exam is if i am a human just like cannot be good and only difference between me and him is that god created me with that skin and he was white this is not my fault god created me like
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this i was very upset because i didn't hold any value to any of them i wasn't worth anything to them as if i'm not even a human being which like many others in his position mohammed eventually made it onto a smuggler's boat but it never reached italy. instead he ended up in southeastern tunisia humanitarian workers hearings are aziz expect the migration crisis to continue that's why they're asking the tunisian government to do more to protect the rights of migrants and refugees now mohammed lives at a center in nearby made mean run by the tunisian red crescent dr manji slim who heads the southern tunisian branch of the aid organization says that as long as human traffickers continue to exploit the chaos and conflict in neighboring libya things won't improve the lot of. them the chin is in a thought he's had many other issues that the focusing on so we hope that the international community will remember these migrants and help them to achieve
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a solution either with a voluntary return to their countries or with integration or by helping them seek asylum. even though he's barely making ends meet mohammed still feels lucky. to have escaped the kind of trauma most people could never imagine to be in a place where despite the difficulties he says he's being treated like a person. zeese tunisia germany's chancellor angela merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term parliament voted by three hundred sixty four to three hundred fifteen in favor the new government will be sworn in nearly six months after national elections earlier this week merkel's christian democratic party at the very end party and the center left social democrats signed the official agreement to form a grand coalition officials from football's world governing body fee for a meeting in greece after the president of one of its best known teams marched onto the pitch with a gun. was enraged when
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a late goal was disallowed for a ok there's a longer king against league leaders a k. athens after a pitch invasion and when the game had ended the referee allowed the goal to stand police of issued a warrant for the president's arrest and all matches in the greek super league are suspended fifteen says any punishment is up to the hello nic football federation. the favorite food of wales as well as penguins and seals in antarctica krill all the tiny crustaceans on which much other sea life depends on for their survival patroller crews are muscling in and conservation is a warning that the industrial fishing of krill is threatening the future of the eco system the club joined greenpeace ship to see the fight for food unfold. beyond six sunrise sails down the west coast of the antarctic peninsula in the hope of observing krill fishing boats in action their main focus of the call fishery
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across the entire area is in this peninsula and into the region the expedition helicopter takes off and the rare view of krill boats with their nets out spotted fishing close to shore they are operating within their rights feeding the growing demand for krill based health products like a really good three fish oil and they want to expand their fishery. the krill obviously densely packed into this area up against the island is a basin just circling round and round the ring them up and in the months that all the whales are feeding and see them growing in whale tails disappearing flippers showing as we can about the krill companies say they're tapping into a resource that is sustainable but if you hear on board is that that is what they said about other species like the bison in north america well called stock so if you found for both with decimated the areas closest to the shore almost always where penguin foraging grounds are while feeding grounds. westsail foraging grounds
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and it's exactly where the sponsor choosing to come in. put on that site and take the crown that they're directly competing with these animals with by radio the campaign team suggests that company bosses should consider fishing in less ecologically sensitive areas and with that the arctic sunrise moves on for the team this is just the beginning of the battle against krill fishing. time to batten down the hatches the ship is returning to port in chile there's still a major obstacle in the way the drake passage between the and talk to confident to make a pull on the weather quickly deteriorates. they call the arctic sunrise the washing machine you can see why. i think with the wind you'll be probably around three in the morning it's a crease so if it gets too bad what we'll do is put the nose of the ship into it and slow down and then just ride the swell. next morning as predicted it's blowing
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hard. drive past it's things to me two ways right now seventeen kilometer an hour winds right thing tell me that this is quite mild i think but i'm going to be landing very with the first. this is where i broke. in the weather just keeps rolling in. about after five days of stormy seas we finally pass into the magellan strait our expedition over the antarctic continent behind us and south america dead ahead. al-jazeera chile. and the top stories on al-jazeera the u.k. is expected to announce its next moves in a deepening diplomatic crisis with russia the kremlin has rejected britain's claims it was involved in the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter the u.k.
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wants to know why a soviet era nerve agent was used to poison surrogate scruple and his daughter. has more from london. it's likely that britain will be looking at options like expelling russian diplomats targeted sanctions against certain powerful wealthy individuals using british legal instruments to freeze assets impose visa bans on the wealthy russians close to vladimir putin who invested money who bought property here in london those kinds of things i think are what the british are looking at the outgoing u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson who was fired on twitter by president don trump is warning of what he calls russia's troubling behavior and actions and these are urging a smooth transition for his replacement the head of the cia mike. the world renowned physicist stephen hawkins has died he was seventy six his children page
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tribute to their father as an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years the philippines is withdrawing from the treaty that founded the international criminal court president rodriguez says the move follows what he calls baseless unprecedented and our greatest attacks from u.n. officials he says the i.c.c. is attempt to acquire jurisdiction over him violates due process i.c.c. is investigating to take his drug war which is left thousands of people did officials from football's world governing body fee for meeting in greece after the president of one of its best known teams marched onto the pitch armed with a gun ivan survived his was enraged when a late goal was disallowed for a ok thessaloniki against league leaders aka athens after a pitch invasion and when the game had ended the referee allowed the goal to stand those are the headlines the news will continue in half an hour's time but coming up
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right now is inside story to stay watching these. the u.s. walls the u.n. act now on syria always alone syrian backed by a bus the housemaids is some how washington says enough is enough but what will the trump of ministration do this is a inside story.

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