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table to find a place or who can't afford a ticket there's always the roof. travelers have to remain alert a lapse in attention could be fatal. the danger comes not just from above. even at the moderate speed of thirty kilometers an hour a tree branch can cut like a machete. hello i'm barbara sarah this is the news hour live from london thank you for joining us coming up in the next sixty minutes they have treated the use of
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a military grade nerve agent in europe with sarcasm contempt and defiance britain to expel twenty three russian diplomats over the poisoning of a russian former spy and his daughter. residents leave illegitimate syria's a free man clave as turkish forces turn up the heat on kurdish fighters plus. school students stage a walk across the u.s. in their push for tighter gun controls. and a true genius with an extraordinary mind the world pays tribute to superstar scientists stephen hawking has died at the age of seventy six. smile be here with all the sport on a big night of champions league football the competitions biggest rivals barcelona and chelsea prepare to face off for a place in the quarterfinals. russia
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has accused the u.k. of choosing confrontation over cooperation and its handling of a nerve agent attack on a russian former spy british prime minister to resign may has unveiled a range of measures against russia in retaliation for the poisoning of surrogates crippled and his daughter in the u.k. these include expelling twenty three russian diplomats she's also called an emergency un security council meeting which is due to start in an hour or u.k. correspondent barnaby phillips. who was an air of inevitability to the prime minister is announced. and given what she calls the contempt with which russia has responded to her demands for an explanation of what the british authorities say was a nerve agent. so mr speaker there is no alternative conclusion other than that the russian state was culpable for the attempted murder of mr script powell and his
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daughter and for threatening the lives of other british citizens in salzburg including detective sergeant nick davies. this represents an unlawful use of force by the russian state against the united kingdom she told parliament she's expelling twenty three russian diplomats alleged to be undeclared intelligence offices they have a week to leave she said the u.k. will suspend all high level bilateral contacts with russia and cancel a planned visit by foreign minister sergei lavrov ministers and the royal family will boycott russia's well cup in june and she said the government would freeze russian state assets if there's evidence they may be used to threaten the life or property of u.k. nationals or residence of the opposition labor party leader jeremy corbyn was supportive up to a point his spokesman later refused to say the russian state was definitely at fault if the government believes that it is still a possibility that russia negligently lost control of
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a military grade nerve agent what action is being taken through the o.p.c. w. with our allies i welcome the fact the police are working with the o.p.c. w. . and has the prime minister taken the necessary steps under the chemical weapons convention to make a formal request for evidence from the russian government under article nine point two. from russia itself the message remains consistent speaking before teresa mayes announcement the foreign minister was characteristically dismissive. stay with mr little move we will demand we have location of international laws we see no argument from our partners and without demonstrating concrete facts they will be responsible for attempting to deceive the international community. so that the russian embassy in london they'll be packing their bags and low russian relations
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at their lowest point since the cold war but even now britain needs to keep open some lines of communication with moscow on so many issues from iran to north korea britain called to forward to ignore russia the measures which have been announced here would have been largely anticipated by the russians what would really hurt them would be further multilateral sanctions involving other western countries for that to happen britain needs to convince its allies that this is not just a bilateral spat between london and moscow but an issue which has the potential to threaten the security of many western countries to be phillip's al-jazeera westminster in central london. british police say they don't believe there's a link between last week's poisoning and the death of a high profile russian businessman nikolai cause was found dead in his london home on monday the sixty eight year old was a friend and business partner of the late oligarch boris berezovsky
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a critic of president vladimir putin counterterrorism police are investigating the death because of the associations he's believed to have had let's go live now to moscow and speak to al-jazeera as a jonah hole for the reaction to the new measures announced by terrorism a sojourner have we had any kind of official reaction yet. well a bit barbara and at this stage fair to say i think that moscow appears to be pretty unmoved by these announcements these measures announced by to resume may so gay lover of the foreign minister who does most of the talking on these sorts of matters who you may recall earlier in the week referred to the accusations against russia as a circus he's now saying that the u.k. is merely acting out a political drama he's spokesman the spokesman for the foreign affairs ministry went a little further calling it a gross provocation and a hostile act by the u.k. promising an equal and opposite reaction soon suggesting that moscow's response in
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kind will be some sort of tit for tat expulsion of diplomats are possibly going further meanwhile a reaction in kind is already unfolding in front of a domestic audience here senior figures like the speaker of the upper house of the federation council that is the federation council calling the u.k.'s response a despicable and unscrupulous act ndaa trying to tarnish russia's image on the world stage the chairman of the foreign the foreign relations committee calling it a groundless provocation and t.v. analysts on state media here suggesting that it's merely the actions of a country try to cover up for the fact that it doesn't have any real evidence and it all begins to fit into a pretty well honed narrative here of the poor of the kremlin of putin's kremlin of russia under threat under attack undermined by the west and of course within the election on sunday the related narrative of blood in me a putin being the only man strong enough to keep russia strong and keep its place
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on the world stage i mean listening to all of that journey it sounds like the kremlin doesn't really care all that much about the british response. at this stage that's probably more or less true i mean look at vladimir putin this evening standing in sebastopol in crimea giving his final election preelection rally this is a place an expire just four years ago in controversial contravention of international law he's not a man given to caring overly what the international community thinks nevertheless there is an election of course it's an election he is going to win there's not sufficient opposition to put that in doubt but what the kremlin cares about is legitimacy they want to see a strong and healthy turnout in a country battling with opposite apathy to that extent this kind of crisis feeds is helpful the narrative the kremlin will hope may draw more people to the polls where that calculation begins to change barbara is if and when the u.k. follows through on its promises to hit russia where it hurts to tackle financial
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crime in the city of london to hit russian assets the assets of very powerful and influential people in the u.k. they will in turn at that point put pressure on putin himself that's when the kremlin begins to worry but that of course depends on how far the u.k. is prepared to push all this john hall with the latest there from moscow jonah thank you and paul not to is a former diplomat of the british embassy in moscow and he joins me now live via skype from as your ex or thank you so much for joining us here on al-jazeera i don't know if you could listen to some of what our reporter just said there but what do you think of the measures that theresa may has announced and that do you think it really is the financial assets that will eventually bite i think so yes i think these measures that the prime minister announced today i think can hook if it step needs these are the kind of things you can do quickly and immediately. the majesty as your correspondent said that will really have these is going after the
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to perhaps it often ill gotten financial assets of president putin so close least close its allies and supporters of which which is a vulnerability for them because because so many of them right like to keep those things overseas. e.u. worked at the british embassy in moscow between two thousand and four and two thousand and eight so you were there when alexander litvinenko was poisoned and then you know eventually died from polonium in two thousand and six what lessons do you think could be learned from the reaction the u.k. reaction. to that ten how that was welcomed the law school i think it sees just a case of realising that what happened after that the reaction today to mr litvinenko has met medicare actually was was not strong enough because it clearly hasn't deterred them from from doing something similar very similar again so as i
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say are open expect that these these measures are probably did the festac as as as time moves forward we'll we'll see stronger clearly did the prime minister's hinted it that coordinating with with with with allies in the rest of the international community which which i think is sensible when you're talking about financial and economic sanctions but those those are things you cannot. just do it overnight so that will take a bit more bit more time but yeah i think you think you can expect the response to be much tougher this time there's a lot that of course we still don't know about this attack for example any motive for targeting a script all but do you think that the fact that the u.k. is now in the middle of breaks the negotiations that perhaps we have a u.s. president that's more unpredictable than his predecessors do you think that played on the russian mindset to sort of target the u.k.
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now because it does seem to be going through quite a vulnerable time and does seem to be quite isolated i think you can certainly drop you at is this over a period of years where it has been a concerted russian attention to to divide in and weaken it democracies if they're well this particularly the western democracies that they see. it perhaps incorrectly ability see is that there are various theories. and yes this this would fit a pattern with the un yet because that you could certainly speculate that it may have come in today did the russian regime's calculations i do you think forgive me for interrupting but do you think the u.k. is isolated on this and what do you predict the what do you hope the reaction of the british allies should be to this. i die i think he's been instructed the response through many of britain's allies even even in europe has been very very rapid and very supportive. yeah you know long as the i think i think clearly bricks
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it does damage it has weaken our relationship with year of the. it's sometimes eat it feels like set in british political figures of being going out of their way over the last eighteen months to italy and in our european allies but in some ways i think this is perhaps bigger than we everybody she has an interest in stopping this kind of thing from happening. and it shouldn't be forgotten as well that we are that britain is still a leading and powerful member of nato you know the world's biggest military alliance paul not former diplomat at the british embassy in moscow between two thousand and four two thousand and eight so thank you thank you barbara that was done i mentioned a little earlier russia's president has been attending an election rally in crimea four years after the referendum which endorsed the peninsula's reunification with russia where chalons has more now from sevastopol. on sunday crime ins will be
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voting for the first time in a russian presidential election and putin has come here to the port city of sevastopol to hold one of his last big campaign events this place has always felt russian it's the home of the black sea fleet people have come here to hear him speak and many of them are excited but you would get it but yet in the system it's clear why we have these old he for russia why he's the president we'd like to think that he loves us more than others sevastopol is one of his favorites sixteenth one year don't wish to. ship i think it's one hundred percent true that every true citizen of sevastopol every two crimean supports putin short of the date of this election was specifically chosen to fall on the fourth anniversary of the reunification of crimea with russia you will rarely hear a cold and an exception here and person is reminding people that he is the gatherer
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a russian. could be a warden of that we're just going to go where the bullets go the four years ago you made the historical decision thanks to our historical decisions of us double and crimea reunited with our common home oh marland mama russia. now crimea is a special case and the enthusiasm for putin isn't necessarily matched in russia's biggest cities but with his tight control of the media his suppression of political competition and his reputation as a strong leader it's an election he's almost certain to win. well a group of activists in eastern who have launched a campaign urging countries to boycott the football world cup in russia over president putin's bombing of syria they've released campaign videos and using syrian children to highlight. the turkish president. says he hopes his forces will totally encircled the northern syrian town of
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a free by the end of the day the fighting there has this place thousands of people and for those left water supplies have been cut as well as internet access alan fischer reports up on the border i slowly they're closing in on our friend these free syrian army fighters are no taking up positions on the edge of the city the next move could come at any moment. where the special forces that belong to homs a brigade were preparing for an operation which we'll hear about in a few hours it's a big operation at a meeting in ankara the turkish president confidently predicted an end to this phase of operation all of branch in the coming hours. before i came here today i checked the latest numbers of how many terrorists were neutralized in africa in three thousand four hundred forty four terrorists or neutralized and we have gotten closer to africa and i hope that by this evening inshallah african will be completely fallen but within twenty minutes of the president speaking his advisors
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were qualified that what he meant was the city of african would be completely surrounded within a few hours not taken over the cottage militia the y.p. g c the idea that the city is about to fall is completely false i the turks say they've created a humanitarian corridor to low people in the city to leave safely a number of people have already done just that the international red cross has reminded everyone that any civilians who evacuated anywhere in syria must be treated humanely among the key points the emphasize are any evacuees must be informed in advance on the terms of the agreement destination site and evacuation process that they must be protected from attack if they're staying or leaving family unity must be protected that there are loads to take and keep personal belongings including important documents and property and possessions. behind must be protected and after the city itself the cards have asked people to donate blood
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was knowing that a battle may lie ahead in the coming hours and her bloody that might be alan fischer al jazeera on the turkey syria border. well the u.n. says more than three hundred civilians have managed to leave rebel held eastern hutto and syria despite ongoing airstrikes the syrian civil defense says russian planes dropped cluster bombs on residential areas in the city of kufa to battle the air raids and shelling by government allied forces also targeted neighboring towns at least thirteen civilians were killed and dozens of russian government allied forces agreed to evacuate injured people from the besieged area which has been under heavy bombardment for the past three weeks. coming up on the al-jazeera news hour. it took a little longer than we thought we did. a democrat congressional candidate claims victory in a republican heartland but it's not over yet the philippine president says he's
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withdrawing from the international criminal court after what he called the outrageous attacks and the chinese champions take a step closer to the knockout stages of the ages when you know what it is. from washington to new york to florida students across the united states have walked out of classrooms calling for tighter gun safety laws the coordinated protests lasted for seventeen minutes and came exactly a month after seventeen people were killed at parkland high school last month from there and the gallagher reports. across the united states students with lacrosse rooms in droves from the east coast to the west this was a mass protest by a generation calling for gun reform on the capitol lawn in washington activists laid out thousands of shoes each pair represents a child killed by gun violence. in new york with sentiments of many reflect the
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pain and george by those in florida that is why it is important for us to stand here today to show that gun control isn't a sig. but a demand from the american people the protests lasted seventy minutes one for each of the victims that were killed a month ago some t.v. networks followed suit paying tribute to those that died got a lot of schools around the country doing it just based on what we've been doing so i think if we can keep them went on we can really start changing. the prosecutors in florida and now seeking the death penalty for the alleged shooter nicholas cruz i want but more than anything else these students are determined to campaign for change no matter how long it takes a deep week here bob they demanded a difference and they're going to stop the killing and the only thing that we're going to start seeing all of us is realize that they need to make a difference and they want to stay you know in congress hearings into the aftermath
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of the park when shooting continue. on the streets demands for gun reform grow if there is a message from the students at the marjorie stoneman douglas high school it's one of hope and remembrance they will continue to honor the friends that they lost one month ago but they will also continue to campaign for change this is the voice of a new generation and gallacher al-jazeera in florida. in the u.s. state of pennsylvania the democratic candidate is claiming victory in a special election despite his republican rival insisting that he is not conceding defeat connor lamb leads or breaks a code by about six hundred votes but several hundred absentee and provisional ballots are still to be counted on from kerry the district by twenty points in two thousand and sixteen analysts see this is a sign the democrats are well placed to take back control of the house of representatives in this year's midterm elections. sciences' the brightest star
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stephen hawking has died at the age of seventy six from a seminal work on black holes and relativity to his bestselling books and appearances on shows like the simpsons who can have. to make physics more accessible both on your own disease may have robbed him of his voice and were belittled but it also made him an inspiration to many looks back at his life. stephen hawking was a devoted scientist was often treated like a statesman millions revered him for his gift of communicating complex matters to the masses i and on wednesday there were expressions of sadness across the world ok but university where hawking studied and worked for decades they were particularly proud of the professor xavier has just has such a huge impact as a person he's inspired generation after generation of individuals to go into sciences inspired people who are disabled and the foreign ministry in china the
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country he visited several times offered its condolences to hawkings family. mr stephen hawking was an outstanding scientist who has been battling disease he made great contributions to science and to mankind we are alive we are intelligent hawking decoded some of the most enigmatic mysteries of the universe its origins structure and end from big bang to black holes he also beat the odds spectacularly hawking was almost twenty one and a student at cambridge university when he was diagnosed with a less a degenerative motor neuron condition he was given just two and a half years but went on to live for more than half a century. as the disease progressed talking last mobility and had to rely on a wheelchair after losing the ability to speak hawking turn to
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a voice synthesizer selecting words by moving his cheek muscles a tedious process but one that allowed him to express his pioneering ideas was respected early on in scientific circles for helping to prove the big bang theory about how the universe burst into existence fourteen billion years ago global acclaim came in one hundred eighty eight with the release of his book a brief history of time this introduction to cosmology was a global hit it sold more than ten million copies and been translated into dozens of languages at this tokyo bookstore his fans have been paying tribute showing. he had a mind that no ordinary person could problem i wonder if he was able to convey everything that he wanted to convey through his research. stephen hawking became a figure in popular culture guest starring on shows such as the simpsons and star trek the presses in the washington discourse and public fascination with him culminated in the hollywood film of his remarkable life the theory of everything the universe is expanding if you reverse time and universities all. stephen hawking
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devoted his life to seeking answers to the questions of our existence and in doing so he helped us to peer deeper into how our universe works. kevin morley is an associate professor of physics at work university here in the u.k. and he joins us now sir thank you so much for joining us on al-jazeera how would you. like. stephen hawking was a genius and he inspired certainly my generation and indeed other generations of physicists in my opinion he really helped us to understand our universe and gave us you know reminded us also to have a sense of wonder about i like the way that he reminds us to just look up at the stars in order to feel that sense of wonder about about our universe i would guess one of the remarkable things about him is that you could go on the street and ask
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people who perhaps don't know anything about science you know they'd you could say the name and they would recognize it you know they could picture a man the iconic voice of course how much do you think he did to popularize science definitely yeah he certainly did i think with the brief history of time book that he put out that was a massive contribution to getting more people interested in physics and in cosmology and also i think that the way that he didn't always take him self too seriously and like to have a joke and was interested in appearing on t.v. shows like the simpsons helped. reach out to the general public and inspire people with his interest and his his devotion to science one of the things he will be most remembered for one of them is the hawking radiation can you just explain to us very briefly what that is. yes hawking was particularly interested in how
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gravity links up with quantum physics and so to see where those two things come together these two different important theories where they come together is particularly in looking at black holes and a black hole has an enormous mass and a lot of gravity and it was before hawking it was thought that black holes would be entirely black so that nothing could escape from a black hole not even light and indeed that is largely true so what hawking did was he looked at the quantum physics on the edge of a black hole in the event horizon of a black hole and he realized and explained that what happens there is that there can be some lights coming off from from the edge of a black hole thanks to quantum physics and this this light coming off is this hawking radiation which is probably the the thing that he's most most famous for
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and so in fact forgive me for interrupting we're just running out of time but if he's so famous for it why did he never win the nobel prize yeah well it could be that there was no experimental demonstration of this hawking radiation so far no one's been able to actually measure it in an experiment and i think if somebody had done that then he certainly would have got a nobel prize for that work given morally associate professor of physics at warrick university in the u.k. sir thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. still much more to come in this news hour including the fight for food how antarctica's future is being ruined by industrial fishing find out which country has been declared the happiest in the world and in sports a new role for tiger woods as the upswing it is called career. hello
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and welcome back look at weather conditions across the levant and western parts of asia you see this massive cloud across more eastern arizona has been bringing in some snow and still though during the course of thursday so head on through into front most of and should have cleared away tashkent their respective star eleven degrees around the caspian sea from a cloud but it should be largely dry more subtle conditions across parts of turkey extending into syria with a brace of rain but it should be dry further south in beirut in lebanon with highs of eighteen degrees it's fine in the arabian peninsula and indeed decidedly some of the terms of thirty two degrees in tow winds largely from the south of the stage as we head into the weekend temperatures still into the thirty's that move the way of cloud around but still staying fine and warm woman the other side the potential of the maximum of thirty five degrees in mecca let's head down into southern portions
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of africa where we've got a tropical cyclone currently approaching madagascar and that's going to be giving very heavy rain here the next few days because again it just works its way very slowly along the coast also some heavy showers affect in northern parts of way in through into zambia with the psycho seen some heavy downpours those continue during the course of friday wanted to show us the eastern cape but it should be drying cape town with a high here of nineteen. in a war torn city in iraq a magic documents the stories of the survivors recruiting bare hopes and dreams for a peaceful future after american troops withdrawal. but the conflict is far from over. he turns the camera on himself when i see take control and his family often forced to flee no where to hide a weakness documentary at this time on al-jazeera.
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where every. reminder now of the top stories on al-jazeera the u.k. government is expelling twenty three russian diplomats as part of
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a series of measures against moscow in response to the poisoning of a russian former spy in. turkey's president says he hopes the syrian town of a freeness totally encircled by the end of the day after months of fighting to take that kurdish held and students and teachers across the u.s. walked out of classrooms to demand that tighter gun laws exactly a month after seventeen people were killed in a school shooting in florida. get more now on our top story the fallout from the poisoning of a russian former spy in the u.k. we can go live now to chris and salumi at u.n. headquarters in new york now christiane the u.n. security council is meeting about half an hour from now what are people there saying. well we've heard already from the secretary general on the situation in the united kingdom prime minister may wrote to the secretary general in a letter dated march thirteenth she addresses it dear antonio and basically she's
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asking for international support support from the international community she reiterated her government's position that this attack most likely came from the russians she says it follows a pattern of russian state aggression and not only does she say does the use of a chemical weapon constitute. a violation of international law is a crime in its own right she goes on to say that russia is presenting this is challenging. the rules of international law and the international order of things by doing this so again she's asking for the international community support and we heard from the secretary general spokesperson just a short time ago who said that while the u.n. is not in a place to say who is responsible for this attack the secretary general does agree that if in fact that russia is behind it it would be
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a very serious matter the secretary general is deeply concerned over the reported use of a nerve agent in the united kingdom to harm or kill persons he conveys his sympathies to those who have been harmed and expresses his sere hope for their early recovery the use of nerve agents as a weapon under any circumstances is unacceptable and its use by state what constitute a serious violation of international law while the secretary general is not in a position to attribute responsibility he strongly condemns the use of any nerve agent or chemical weapons and hopes that the incident will be thorley investigated . so there is the secretary general's position the security council will have a meeting this afternoon on this issue it's a chance for russia to be put on the hot seat by the international community a position where it has been increasingly here at the united nations of late
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earlier this week it faced criticism from the united kingdom and particularly the united states and other western powers about its rule in the ongoing conflict in syria specifically ongoing military action despite the fact the u.n. security council passed a cease fire resolution about syria not too long ago so russia we know has been very defiant it was defiant in facing criticism about syria we can expect given the . defiance in the denial of responsibility coming from the kremlin that we will get more of that kind of reaction from russia most likely when we hear from them at the top of the hour and we will of course be carrying that meeting here on al-jazeera for the moment chris and salumi at the u.n. thank you. senior officials in myanmar say that they've begun talks with u.n. agencies to see how they can help with the repatriation of range of refugees who fled that to bangladesh myanmar says it has a list of three hundred seventy four he and joe who are free to return at their
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convenience bangladesh originally provided a list of more than eight thousand names but memoirs of a string of foreign affairs a says it couldn't verify all of their identities. the philippines is being accused of ignoring human rights abuses after announcing its withdrawing from the international criminal court the i.c.c. announced last month that would investigate reports of extrajudicial killings in what president of the go to the has called a war on drugs so ted has previously accused the court of political bias against him thousands of people have died in a drugs crackdown in the philippines since he took office in two thousand and sixteen jimmy then has more now from manila. in there where a written order coming from the president himself he says that the country is withdrawing its ratification of the rome statute immediately but that's not how it works because based on the rules of the i.c.c. which covers a member states like the philippines it will take
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a year after the un secretary general receives the letter before there is basically withdrawal it becomes effective it also cannot and will not have any impact on countries with pending investigations such as the philippines and president would be good to tary it is government currently going through a preliminary investigation by the i.c.c. for crimes against humanity since president with the good authority was sworn in in two thousand and sixteen rights groups say at least ten thousand filipinos have already been killed because of this so-called war on drugs that's something that is government and the police forces deny these see basically that many of these filipinos have been killed by vigilante groups that this is a drug war and that basically a lot of them and the question is the number itself whether the fent thousand is really accurate or not but what is going to be sure here is that in the next coming months not much will change the philippines will still be part of the i.c.c.
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and the investigation when it comes to the probability of a case to be filed against a president with a good third to and members of his cabinet will continue. human rights watch is calling on saudi arabia to meet at the investigate claims that authorities abused and mistreated prominent people who were arrested last year the new york times says seventeen detainees including members of the royal family needed hospital treatment after interrogation and the body of a national guard the general showed signs of torture after he died in detention saudi crown prince mohammed bin sunline is due to visit the u.s. next week. a syrian cypriot man has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a hungarian court for his part in a border incident in september two thousand and fifteen after it had made was part of a group of hundreds that storm to the border fencing between serbia and hungry he was
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found guilty of illegally crossing the border and being an accomplice in a terrorist act hungary's rightwing government has taken a harder line in refugees and migrants than most european countries. meanwhile human rights groups have criticized the deal between italy and libya aimed at curbing migration to europe they say it's led to even more appalling conditions for people hoping to cross the mediterranean one refugee from the share has told al-jazeera he was captured bought and sold in libya before seeking safety in tunisia from the team is in port city of mohammed 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. if you run away from the militias the feel free to shoot you because well
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it's a cheap mohammed left his home uneasy 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 out and buy only 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 of there is a i am a human just like him because i don't need difference between me and him is that god created me with dark skin and he was white this is not my fault god created me like this i was very upset because i didn't hold any value to any of them i wasn't
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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. them to choosing authorities have many other issues that the focusing on so we hope that the international community will remember these migrants and help them to achieve a solution either with a voluntary return to their countries or with integration or by helping them seek
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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. is a disease tunisia. zimbabwe's business community is calling for all international sanctions to be removed to help the struggling economy president emerson well wants to attract more foreign investors but some are still cautious about doing business with zimbabwe as her with us have reports now from the wire. company produces one thousand eight hundred tonnes of flour a month he thinks he could double production as sanctions imposed on zimbabwe by the waist nearly two decades ago are removed they targeted specific individuals loyal to former president robert mugabe was that his company is not on the
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sanctions list but he feels being zimbabwean means many others like him are considered guilty by association we could not do with countries. sending money to zimbabwe ultimately just. the funds coming to suburban banks. are frozen. tend to be. affected us. by from the from europe number of companies afflicted with equipment bought from europe and the us can't easily be replaced the state owned railway company is one of several that needs urgent foreign direct investment. right now president was government is leasing locomotives and wagons from neighboring south africa he says it's a temporary solution until people are ready to do business with zimbabwe again president and respect human rights and hold free and. once that
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then perhaps some or all remaining sanctions will be removed. to law foreign investment was government says it will amend black economic empowerment laws to limit majority ownership for the state to only diamonds and platinum all they have to work with is promise. but not many. actually being actively kept. encourage people. not quite enough. and until those investors season as low risk which could take a while remnants of the once thriving industrial sector towered over the jobless al-jazeera. cake kriol are the tiny shrimp like animals that are eaten by everything from whales the penguins and even seals a conservationist so warning that the industrial fishing of krill in and talk to is
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threatening the future of the ecosystem that clark joined the greenpeace ship to see the fight for food unfold here's the final installment of this series. the arctic 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 crow fishery 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 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 this bring them out. amongst all the whales are feeding and see them growing in whale tails disappearing flippers showing. me
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about the grill companies say they're tapping into a resort 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 stop so if you found for both with decimated the areas closest to the shore are almost always where penguin foraging grounds are while feeding grounds. westsail foraging grounds . it's exactly where the sponsor choosing to come in. put their nets and take the crown. directly competing with these animals for food 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 antarctic continent and
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cape pull in and the weather quickly deteriorates they call the arctic sunrise the washing machine you can see why. i think with the wind it will be probably around three in the morning it's crease so if it gets too bad what will do is put the nose of the ship into it and slow down and then just run this well. next morning as predicted it's blowing hard. drive into the river great passage things me two ways right now they're moving kilometer i know when they tell me that it is quite mild if i don't but i'm going to be landing very with the first i think is over the this is where brothers were born and the weather just keeps rolling. about after five days of story see we finally ponce into the magellan strait our expedition over the antarctic continent behind us and south america dead ahead
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mcclung al-jazeera chile now it's not quite as cold as that but the spot it's harsh climate and dark winters finland is the world's happiest country that's according to an annual survey the world happiness report ranks one hundred fifty six countries on things like social support life expectancy social freedom generosity and the absence of corruption finland which was faced last year ousted norway from the top spot of the top ten that continues to be dominated by the nordic countries with her own be at the bottom of the happiness index. i just like the other americans that we are living the american dream here in finland i think everything in the society is set up for people to be a success starting with university and transportation that works really well for the developer for people the services here that we need the daycare is nearby and the paul says well we can play and slide down he was if you want to.
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bring the winter we put on a coat during summer we put on sowing trunks during autumn we put rain coats on so everything is a question of attitude us all. well still ahead in this news hour this olympic champion follows up hope yung chang gold is with another title details coming up in sports. and how one t.v. reporters are you all stole the limelight at china. and the trouble.
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ok now here's far with the sport. barbara thank you so much and in less than an hour one of the great rivalries of recent champions league history resumes barcelona have the slight advantage going into the second leg of their tie with chelsea barsa grabbed a crucial away goal in the first leg of this last sixteen encounter in london courtesy of lino massi but chelsea are unbeaten in their last eight matches against barcelona this is a rivalry that began in one thousand nine hundred sixty six in the interest city's faires cup a competition that ended in one nine hundred seventy one seen as a forerunner of what is now the europa league it was actually set up to promote international trade fairs both sides won their home legs to know and things were decided in a tie breaker bar so won that game five now since then the sides have had some memorable encounters in the champions league in two thousand and nine they met in
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the semi final with a last minute goal in london from viruses on. deciding that tie and in two thousand and twelve fortunes were reversed as chelsea beat barcelona three two on aggregate that year they want to beat byron munich in the final. it's master of the game we've great concentration to stay with. on the beach in every moment of the game to know that. there are moments that we have to suffer because of as not only for charity but the for every team that play against barcelona you must be prepared to suffer and. i expect a similar rival to the one we faced during the first leg with all of the virtues and with all the danger attached to them they are a rival capable of scoring at any moment barring munich in both their place in the next round the but as leader champions won three one in their second leg clash with
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the shift meaning they won eight one on aggregate. to have moved one step closer to the asian champions league round of sixteen after two no win against korea's tasia to united result sees the chinese champions with three points clear and gave a can guarantee their place of the knock at stages that they can be second place tyson i already am united in their next match. there was an upset in group years leader john book of south korea were beaten by china's changi and kuan yew there was also a win for kitschy of hong kong who picked up their first points of the campaign by beating. australian open champion caroline wozniak he has gone out of the indian wells masters the california event is one of the biggest tournaments outside of the four majors was the ark he was be in by twenty seeds daria cut sakina in the fourth round match the russians second win over the world number two this season caps
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akina winning six or seven five three four. and vs williams is still going strong less than twenty four hours after beating her sister serino this time out she was a straight sets winner over anastasia's safra the seven time grand slam singles champion now has a day off before facing twenty seven ranked carlos suarez the morrow in the quarter finals. the upswing in tiger woods golfing fortunes has continued with him being named the u.s. captain for the twenty nineteen presidents cup event sees a u.s. team taking on an international line which includes players from the rest of the world minus europe for about woods will be continuing his playing comeback at the arnold palmer invitational in florida. to go from not knowing whether i will ever be played the game again to. play maybe the. make a couple comments. build. possibly get myself into the mix in the mix. there
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is a process in of lucian. it's been quite. so here goes has won the season long downhill world cup title the italians great rival lindsey vonn did win the final race of the campaign in sweden but the olympic champion goetia finished three points ahead of vonn in the overall standings it's the twenty five year old's first world cup title . and three time surfing world champion mcfadden has failed to win at his home break in his second last pro about the australian who famously punched a shark in two thousand and fifteen came third in his fourth round heat at snapper rocks fellow australian open right one the heat to move to the quarterfinals fanning will serve his final provence next month. and that's all your support for now it's now back to barbara and london far as thank you for that now before we go a chinese reporter has got in trouble with the authorities after her dramatic eye
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rolls during the annual national people's congress went viral reports her yang a shiny on the left couldn't contain her does they know that the soft questioning from a colleague the chinese government is right to censor the clip and took away her accreditation reporters at the event to have their questions vetted by the authorities before hand scott hardware has more now from beijing. it was the eye roll seen around the world and it's still being viewed now the young is a financial magazine journalist here in china she's wearing a blue dress in this video she is seen reacting to her colleague in a red dress there asking a very long winded softball question at a press conference on tuesday what's going on in china right now is the national people's congress this is their version of the annual parliamentary session and what's known to take place during these two weeks are a lot of press conferences heads of ministries officials will hold these kinds of press conferences but there it's also known that
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a lot of these questions at the press conferences are state or choreographed people took it off screen because it was aired live on state run television here in china then reposed it and posted it was interesting to see how quickly censors here in china went away about to bring down those video clips but also even phrases lady in blue was a phrase that also being censored and still is being censored now so it's very interesting to see how quickly they stepped up the great firewall here in china to control this message that came out of this press conference now what's interesting is that it's very sensitive time during this national people's congress generally every year it happens but what's even more so now is there are a lot of changes being put forth by the communist party so even you know during a sensitive time normally it's even more sensitive now there's even a constitutional change that lifted term limits on the presidency and the vice presidency so she can ping the current president is very sensitive about that
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change and about controlling the message in these very choreographed press conferences this goes against that seeing this woman role arise so they're obviously trying to control that and that is it from me. will be here in just a few moments for more of the day's i'll see it thanks for watching. the scene for us when they're online what is american sign in yemen that peace is always possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but
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because no one cares or if you join us on set there are people that that are choosing between buying medication or eating bass 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. the new poll ranks mexico city as the poll with worst in the world for sexual violence many women are attacked while moving in the crowded spaces of the metro buses and even at the hands of taxi drivers hear the conversation starts with do you have a boyfriend to your very pretty and young you feel unsafe threatened you think about how to react what do i do if this gets worse now mahdi army uses a new service it's called loyal droid it's for women passages only and drawn by women drivers pull for some extra features like a panic button and twenty four seventh's monitoring of drivers the train and equip
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the opposition in syria so they can help push back these terrorists people in power investigates how the us supplies soviet style weapons to its allies through private company spend the us government could wash their hands and say well we didn't know where it was so weapon that was supplied by the us government may well end off being pointed at us soldiers yes absolutely we pick it up less than two months off in the professional americas guns secret pipeline to syria this time on al jazeera . but in the aftermath of this appalling act against our country this relationship cannot be the same so we twenty three russian diplomats are told to pack up and leave the u.k. as britain takes action over the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter.

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