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in the past seven years over three million homes destroyed. and eleven million people displaced. the the syrians made homeless by war share their stories. in the ruins of a dream at this time on al-jazeera. zero . hello i'm maryam namazie this is the news hour live from london coming up. it's in back russia slams accusations it poisoned a form a double agent while the u.s.
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joins the u.k. in calling for the security council to act. as seventeen minute walk out to remember the seventeen killed in parkland florida tens of thousands of students across the u.s. make a stand against gun violence. a brilliant mind an extraordinary life we remember a world renowned physicist stephen hawking who's died at the age of seventy six. and i'm far as small be here with all the day's sport on a big night of champions league football as byron munich book their spot in the last eight by beating that. we begin in new york where the diplomatic standoff between the u.k. and russia over the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter has moved to the united nations the u.k. requested an emergency meeting just hours after the british prime minister to
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resign may announce the expulsion of twenty three russian diplomats and also suspended all high level contacts with russia christensen amy is at u.n. headquarters in new york for us and may was looking for international support in this security council meeting did she get it. well every member of the security council that spoke described the use of a banned chemical weapon as an extremely serious and concerning issue some were not willing to point fingers at russia just yet like kazakhstan but they did call for more investigation from the united kingdom's closest allies on the council western allies like the united states sweden france they got full throated support for their conclusions in their investigation it's interesting. the united states. came right out and said that it would stand by its ally in this president trump of
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course here in the united states has been criticized for not being strong in his condemnation of the actions of russia on this and many issues but his ambassador vicki halley here at the united states at the united nations was unequivocal in her statement that they would stand by their british ally russia for its part continues to deny the accusations and accuse the united kingdom of taking actions for political reasons making these statements for political reasons we're here today to discuss the use of a chemical weapon by one council member in the territory of another council member let me make one thing clear from the very beginning the united states stands in absolute solidarity with great britain the united states believes that russia is responsible for the attack on two people and the united kingdom using a military grade nerve agent dozens of civilians and first responders were also
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exposed. the last of it a good bit daniels alone and used we are compelled to make the following conclusion the truth is the last thing the british authorities are interested in finding they are guided by something else which they using the same propaganda war of recent is and the trying to influence the public which is easy to influence and not very well educated or at will so russia continuing to deny any involvement in this case what happens next as far as the international community is concerned well the united kingdom's deputy ambassador jonathan allen said that his country had referred the air findings to the o.p.c. w. the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons an international organization for them to study it and independently confirm what they are saying that they believe that russia is behind this either directly authorizing it or not by not taking care of its stockpiles of chemical weapons again russia denies this
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the massacre said specifically that russia had destroyed all of its chemical weapons stockpiles by two thousand and seventeen he said that his country is happy to cooperate with the o.p.c. w. but they don't respond to ultimatums the u.k. ambassador was quick to respond to many accusations coming from the russians a point by point rebuttal of the russians claims that they were not following protocols when they conducted this investigation in the way they came to the united nations for this meeting a very strong response to what the russians were saying the russian following their usual pattern of denying accusations here on the international stage and deflecting their criticism at other people the united kingdom says that they will continue to come back and keep the international community apprised of the ongoing investigation from the united nations kristensen with thank you very much. let's get more then on those measures against russia announced by the british prime
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minister tourism a she ordered twenty three russian diplomats out of the country giving them a week to leave on a b. phillips reports. there was an air of inevitability to the prime minister's announcement 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 attack so mr speaker there is no alternative conclusion other than that the russian state was culpable for the attempted murder of mr scripts and his daughter and for threatening the lives of other british citizens in salzburg including detective sergeant nick daly. 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
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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 residents 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 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
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two from russia itself the message remains consistent speaking before teresa mayes announcement the foreign minister was characteristically dismissive would you stay with news little move we will demand yes location of international laws we see no argument from our partners and without demonstrating concrete facts they'll 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 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
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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. of oneness i'm joined by tara mccormack a lecturer in international relations at university of leicester and an expert in security foreign policy legitimacy thank you very much for coming in to speak to us what are your initial thoughts on the way the u.k. government's response has taken shape so far well i have to say i've been pretty shocked by the response we've seen a real kind of rush to judgment and a real rush to action so we have this very interesting situation where we have an in-depth police investigation where the police the stand they are you know on camera saying this investigation is going to take a long time weeks if not months it's extremely complicated and yet almost from the
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minute it's. great paul and his daughter were found we had a huge kind of push both much of the media north much of the media and many many parliamentarians to blame and punish russia but i suppose we've heard the british prime minister say that it falls into a well established pattern of behavior on russia's part but perhaps more importantly the position of the british government is based on evidence by scientists who identified the substance use in this poisoning as one that is. produced in has been developed in russia well i would caution any rush to judgment in cases like this particularly when we come to foreign policy things which can escalate into quite serious conflict all situations we need to have absolutely we need to take the time we need to have as much evidence as
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possible you know we've just. published the british state has published the chilcote reports which should really be required reading for every m.p. . the key takeaway of the chilcot report is this puts pacific when we come to issues of this before and policy we need to hold our government to account we need to ask and ask and ask again when you look at the hallmarks of this attack. and why actually international response to it is well we've just been talking about an emergency un security council meeting the e.u. is putting it on the agenda of them meeting this week nato has expressed a deep sense of that is and britain isn't alone in being in reacting to what has happened in the general sense is that there is some suggest some sort of state sponsored action on british soil quite possibly but we do not know that what we have is in the ocean in the house of commons and i have to say that jeremy corbyn
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who has been denounced for all sorts of terrible things the big you know putin kremlin shill it setter jeremy corbyn is up saluted writes and i personally am more worried by the fact that in our democracy to ask for due process and ever to us is seen as some kind of traitor if you are just moving into that how is this going to affect the relationship between the u.k. and russia it had already deteriorated in the our aftermath of the litvinenko poisoning the prime minister's gone much further in a response to this how much more of an escalation could we see well i think we will probably see some reciprocal expulsions. by russia certainly i think we will see in terms of the international reaction there are many there are lots of european allies who will certainly office solidarity but do not have any particular appetite to worsen relations with russia germany most probably italy for
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example certainly so we will see so i suspect there will be a lot of expressions of support and solidarity but i don't think that we will see many european states taking action in the similar way however it is very likely that russia will expel diplomat thank you very much time a call might from the ministry of leicester sharing the influence of this. now the u.s. house of representatives has approved legislation to increase federal funding to help schools and police prevent gun violence a bipartisan vote coincides with a mass shooting walkout from classrooms across the country calling for tighter gun laws a protest last in seventeen minutes in memory of the seventeen people killed at a high school in pompton florida last month and from that gallacher reports. across the united states students left the classrooms in droves from the east coast to the west this was a mass protest by
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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 the sentiments of many reflect the pain in 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 suggestion 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 a lot of schools around the country doing it just based on what we've been doing so i think if we can keep that momentum we can really start changing. the prosecutors in florida and now seeking the death penalty for the alleged shooter nicholas cruz . yes but more than anything else these students are determined to campaign for change no matter how long it takes a deep we care about the baby to meet the difference and they're going to stop the
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killing and the only thing that we're going to the first syllable of this is real life that they will to make a difference and they want to stay at home and congress hearings into the aftermath of the park when shooting continue i on the streets demands for gun reform grow if there is a message from the students of 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 of gallacher al-jazeera florida. and the news hour live from london much more still to come right in the persian makes a special appearance in crimea ahead of sunday's presidential election. i'm going to quote reporting on the increase in cruel fishing and altered waters in the period to try and restrict it. and the chinese champions take a step closer to the knockout stages of asia's premiere titian.
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the un says more than three hundred civilians have managed to leave rebel held eastern ghouta in syria despite ongoing as strikes the syrian civil defense says russian planes dropped cluster bombs on residential areas in the city of conference batna air raids and shelling by government forces also targeted neighboring towns east thirteen civilians were killed and dozens were wounded. turkish president. saying he hopes that the northern syrian town of african will soon be totally encircled the fighting there is displaced thousands of people and for those left water supplies have been cut as well as internet access al-jazeera is alan fischer imports from gaza on the turkey syria border. they're closing in on a few of these free syrian army fighters and no to your positions on the edge of
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the city the next group coming up. with the special forces that belong to our homes of brigade we're 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 were 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 were qualifying that what he meant was the city of african would be completely surrounded within a few hours not taken over the cutlash militia the y.p. g c the idea that the city is about to fall is completely false. 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
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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 left behind must be protected in ashland city itself the cards have asked people to donate blood such as he was doing that a battle may lie ahead in the coming hours bloody that might be alan fischer al jazeera on the turkey syria border. seven people have been killed and eighteen injured after a bomb blast ripped through a police checkpoint in pakistan and happened in the eastern city a little while police were changing god's checkpoint was outside an annual
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religious eighty thousand people were gathered. prime minister of slovakia says he will resign if the country's president agrees to give his party the right to choose the next leader. has been under pressure to stand down following mass protests that were prompted by the murder of a journalist involved in the panama papers and government corruption cases last week's all the largest street protests in slovakia since the end of communist rule nearly thirty years ago. now one of the most well known scientists in the twenty first century stephen hawking has died at the age of seventy six and his seminal work on black holes and relativity to his bestselling books and apparent says on shows like the simpsons or king helped make physics more accessible to the masses motor neuron disease may have robbed him of his voice and my ability but it also made him an inspiration to many and he looks back at his life. stephen hawking was a devoted scientist but was often treated like
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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. has just 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 country he visited several times offered its condolences to hawkins 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 and from big bang to black holes he also beat the odds spectacularly
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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. but . as the disease progressed talking last mobility and how to rely on a wheelchair after losing the ability to speak or can turn to 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
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of languages at this tokyo bookstore his fans have been paying tribute showing you know i should know. 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 will first time in the universe gives more. stephen hawking 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. is a professor of physics at university of california berkeley and a former student of hawking he joins me now thank you very much for speaking to us
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how inspiring was he as a teacher to be with you. stephen was inspiring at so many levels he was inspiring to me when i was a teenager and first came across his book and i think sure it helped draw me into the subject of course smaller g. and quantum gravity that i later studied and he was inspiring to be with as a ph d. student because he created an atmosphere that was intellectually sparkling there were people always talking about interesting problems and he was the center of it and and that was really a wonderful atmosphere to learn in and to thrive and of course you had the classes and with everybody else but then also as a ph d. student that the one on one sessions what was it like to get that kind of attention from them you know i'm fessor myself now and i have my own students and i'm very much aware that they need my time they need my
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attention and they need me to talk to them at least initially you know at a different level compared to how i would talk to my colleagues and peers and the advantage i had working with stephen was not only that he understood this as as well there was actually a huge advantage to him speaking slowly you have to speak through a computer synthesize it would take him time to put the words together and you're sitting there as a young ph d. student and you're relieved you have time to think the sentences are just just flying past you you have time to absorb the information and think about it and hopefully not make a fool of yourself in responding and are so that was a huge advantage actually for us and then the fact that stephen needed us to do calculations he was quite willing to spend a lot of time with his students he was generous with his time can you explain why he never won the nobel prize. well that's quite easy to explain.
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but i have to back up a little bit and ask well what are we even trying to do in physics i would say one way of describing the whole history of physics is as a story of unification that we recognize that different seeming phenomena are really the same facet aspects of the same is that an apple falling from the tree is really the same force acting as when when the moon goes around the earth there was an tremendous insight heavenly and earthly things are are the same and the story of of our science of physics has been a progress of that kind of idea where we're now we're left with sort of two pillars quantum mechanics describing small things gravity describing the motion of large things like the solar system or the universe and we're a lot left with just those two and they don't fit together yet and this is the big challenge and stephen was
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a great pioneer in in facing that challenge but the place where you really see that new theory that we're looking for coming into its own and telling us entirely new things new phenomena that place is hard to access just from a practical standpoint from the viewpoint of technology those those things are important at the very beginning of the universe how do you get there in the very far interior of a black hole how do you get there so it's very hard to test our ideas about quantum gravity about this unified theory for simple technological accidents of where we are in human history that we can actually do in our technology but that doesn't mean the question isn't important yes you're quite right there is this gap between that the questions that you ask and the capabilities that we have to practice now i have to put one last question to you did you ever talk about anything else other than physics. all the time steven one of the first things he
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told me was that it's better to be relaxed or own him to be easy going to be joking around and laughing he was not a person who would force you to have physics conversations all day long and we'd have wonderful dinners together. and have a raucous time together. all right well thanks so much for sharing your memories and stories all appreciate you taking the time professor. thank you still with the news hour much more to come for you. it took a little longer than we thought but we did it. a democratic congressional candidate claims victory in a republican heartland but it's not over yet. captured in the jazz told as a slave in libya and saved in tunisia we speak to one refugee about his desperate journey to a year at. a new role for tiger woods as the upswing in his golf career continues
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. hello the stormy weather of what twenty four hours ago has gone through the a.j. attic through croatia through the balkan states and the one doing up the low now is a little bit weaker but it's still above cold sitting in western russia which is therefore an area of snow still to come the temperatures all that low is much milder for the rest of europe in fact we're going into the middle teens with a weather that's coming out of the atlantic so that's potentially very wet weather all moving slowly it'll be some snow of the alps as a result of the height of the obstacles otherwise it's heavy rain but there's the snow still in ukraine and really into western russia that cold won't go if anything in fact the cold is trying to creep back further south manas for soccer that's
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a day maximum only five in berlin that's quite a role when so you can see the warm stucky a-p. coming it's the cold the cold blood he succeeded for a while in coming back in but not immediately jumping size and the still weather coming down through bierria in the form of a front that green line which is rain from iraq on sixteen robot proper rain i think but a stubborn for the at this parenting's that are running through algeria and tunisia about how we get to friday ahead of it has to do a breeze out of the interior of north africa or about thirty in tripoli. the train and equip 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
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government may well end up being pointed at us soldiers yes absolutely we pick it up less than two months after the professional america's guns secret pipeline to syria and this time on al jazeera. perceptions. documentaries from around the globe always a big sound that bring me down. feel it's journalism. debates and discussion this is a lot of misunderstanding and distortion even the only argument i find against that is all over and corded will still. see the world from a different perspective on al-jazeera.
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welcome back a recap of the top stories this hour moscow has told the u.n. security council that accusations by the u.k. it's behind the poisoning of a former russian spy and his dog are unfounded the u.s. says it warrants security council action. expelling twenty three russian diplomats as possible series of measures against moscow in response to the attack last sunday . and all the top stories students and teachers across the u.s. have walked out of classrooms to demand tighter gun laws exactly a month after seventeen people were killed in a school shooting in florida. on the u.s. state of pennsylvania the democratic candidate is claiming victory in a special election to spite his republican rival insisting he's not conceding defeat connellan leads rick's a kind of by around six hundred votes with several hundred absentee and provisional ballots still to be counted john hendren has more from washington. it was
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a race that shouldn't have been close it all and that makes connor lim the new hope of the democratic party it's a little longer than we thought but we did it. while. you did it. in a nail biter the young charismatic former marine and republican state legislator rick's a cone finished in a near dead heat in a special election for a u.s. congressional seat in pennsylvania that traditionally leans republican and we're going to keep fighting and don't give up and we'll keep it up. democrats believing they can retake congress with an eighty trump donald trump on the district by about twenty percentage points in two thousand and sixteen analysts say this election could be a sign of things to come this really will be seen as a referendum on donald trump and democrats are going to take. going to take that as an indication an early indication that the november results could be very good for
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them and they're going to believe that they have a real chance of taking a majority in the house of representatives late in the campaign sic own reach out to his party's president for health since he had shut. it with the president hoping to keep congress republican reached back go out and vote on tuesday for rick so the president even dispatched his son donald trump jr hoping to push the cone ahead he's going to support the things that my vote is doing to get a real conservative going to fight for america to move us push through this agenda but here in steel and coal country lamb appealed to many of the union workers and blue collar democrats who supported trump two years ago many are now disillusioned despite the protective steel tariffs trump hoped would keep them voting republican it's heartbreaking because i voted for trump we all had hopes that he would change
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everything but. i guess we were wrong or maybe we're wrong right now i don't know democrats hope to make more gains like they have in pennsylvania but that will depend on whether they can run electorally appealing get it it's like lamb and whether they continue to face an unpopular president john hendren al-jazeera washington. russia's president has a pad it's a rally in crimea and thank them for supporting the an exception of the peninsula from ukraine in two thousand and fourteen and in a pollutions visit comes just a few days ahead of the presidential election which is set to return him to power a second consecutive term from sevastopol in crimea or a challenge reports. on sunday crime ins will be voting for the first time in a russian presidential election and. has come here to the port city of sevastopol to hold one of his last big campaign events this place has always felt
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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 us it's clear why we have these festivities we're all here for russia why is the president we'd like to think that he loves us more than others sevastopol is one of his favorite 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 sure the date of this election was specifically chosen to fall on the fourth anniversary of the reunification of crimea with russia he will rarely hear it called and an exception here and person is reminding people that he is the gatherer a russian. could be a burden of that will just go than four years ago you made a historical decision thanks to our historical decisions of us topple and crimea reunited with our common home oh marland mommer russia. now crimea
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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. syrian cypriot man has been sentenced to seven years in prison by an garion court for his part in a border incident in september two thousand and fifteen ahmed how many of us part of the good of hundreds that stone the border fencing between serbia and hungary he was found guilty of illegally crossing the border and being an accomplice in a terrorist acts under his right wing government has taken one of europe's hottest lines on refugees and migrants. human rights groups have criticized the deal between a stay in libya aimed at curbing migration they say it's led to even more appalling conditions for people hoping to cross the mediterranean on
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a refugee from the sheriff told out his area he was captured or since sold while in libya before seeking safety in tunisia while june reports from the tunisian port city have sizes 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 to help the always welcome it's enough if you run away from diminishes they feel free to shoot you because well it's a cheap mohammad left his home in is year 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
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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 to them. 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 him because it and only difference between me and him is that god created me with darker 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 towards anything to them as if i'm not even a human being which like many others in his position muhammad 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
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the rights of migrants and refugees now mohammed lives at a center in nearby mit 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 the authorities have many other issues with 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 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. at least two people have been killed in anti-government protests
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in guinea the demonstrators were shot during clashes with police in the capital conakry thousands of people have been protesting for three days against the government's handling of a teacher's team detainees including members of the royal family did hospital treatment following interrogation in the body of a national guard general showed signs of torture after he died in detention saudi crown prince mohammed bin salmon is jew to visit the u.s. next week philippines president order to go to territories being accused of ignoring human rights abuses after withdrawing from the treaty that founded the international criminal court the i.c.c. announced last month it would investigate reports of extrajudicial killings and not to territory is called a war on drugs thousands of people have died in a drugs crackdown in the philippines since he took office in two thousand and sixteen jamila island going to has more from manila. in the where are 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
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based on the rules of the i.c.c. which covers a member states like the philippines it will take 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 go to terror to 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 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 defense thousand is
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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. and the investigation when it comes to the probability of a case to be filed against the president would be good the third and members of his cabinet will continue. now to zimbabwe where the business community is calling for all international sanctions to be removed to help the struggling economy president . wants to attract more foreign investors but some are still cautious about doing business was in barboy as harm a task force from delaware. company produces one thousand eight hundred tons 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 sanctions list but he feels being zimbabwean means many others like him are
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considered guilty by association we could not do with countries. sending money to zimbabwe ultimately just. stretching the funds to suburban banks to be frozen. confiscated tend to be. for tutors. from the number of companies averaged with equipment bought from europe and the u.s. 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. human rights and hold free and. once that then perhaps some or all remaining sanctions will be removed. to law foreign
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investment was government says it will amend black economic empowerment laws to limit majority ownership for the state to only diamonds and platinum. but not many. actually be active. encourage people to believe that everything is going to transpire but that's not quite enough for the investors 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. i mean. you're really thinking.
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business updates. going places together.
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business updates. going places together. now krill are the tiny shrimp like animals that eaten by everything from whales to penguins and even seals but conservationists are warning that the industrial fishing of krill in antarctica is threatening the future of the ecosystem al-jazeera clogg joined a green peace ship to see the fight for food unfold he is the first installment of his series. the arctic sunrise sails down the west coast of the
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antarctic peninsula in the hope of observing krill fishing boats in action their main focus of the call 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 it's bring them out of the month so that all the whales are feeding and see them growing and whale tails disappearing flippers showing as we go about the krill companies say they're tapping into a resort that is sustainable with a few here 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
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areas closest to the shore almost always where penguin foraging grounds are while feeding grounds. westsail foraging grounds. it's exactly where the sponsor choosing to come in. 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 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 a crease so if it gets too bad what will do is put the nose of the ship into it
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slow down and then just run this well. next morning as predicted it's blowing hard. drive into the rim of the great profits things me two ways right now they're moving kilometer an hour winds but they tell me that this is quite mild i think but it's going to be a very loving very with the first i think it's going to be the this is where growth is going to. board the weather just keeps rolling in. bad after five days of story seas we finally ponce into the magellan strait our expedition over the antarctic continent behind us and south america dead ahead. al-jazeera chile. is in doha now with this full. marion thank you so much barcelona have booked their place in the quarter finals of the champions league they've got there by beating chelsea at the nou camp lino
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messi scored twice as they won three now on the night and four one on aggregate barcelona are looking to complete a treble this season and are on top of the league and in the final of the copa del rey byron munich have also booked their place in the next round their three one victory in is stamboul gave the bun dislike a champions and eight one aggregate win over. byron are looking to make a final for the first time since two thousand and thirteen. ever grant have moved one step closer to the asian champions league round of sixteen after two no win against south korea's united the result sees the chinese champions moved three points clear in g. they can guarantee their place in the knockout stages if they can beat second place knighted thailand in their next match. chris they're all soccer came from behind twice and scored a late goal to salvage
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a point against bringing united of thailand the equaliser security two two draw for the japanese side and remained second in the group level on points with osaka. there was an up side and group leaders yon book of south korea were beaten by china's challenging. there was also winfrey kitschy of hong kong who picked up their first points of the campaign by beating. reigning formula one world champion lewis hamilton says he's super relaxed amid contract negotiations with mercedes the briton along with his mercies team mates about terry and both times were looking to their new campaign as the season gets underway on march twenty fifth despite entering the final year of his contract hamilton says he's in no rush to sign any deal the thirty three year old also revealed he was unsure about how much longer held compete in the f one. i don't stop early i
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don't stop premature that's for sure and so i really don't know what my time is like i could probably states i'm forty if i wanted to but i don't think i'm going to do that i could stay you want two more years but until you two more years time with i still have the excitement that i have now going into another season i really can't tell you. this just be much more time for me to really focus on the things that matter because you know what when you start with a new team you have all the new people to get to know how the team works how the new car works you know there's so months things around and now it's been more straightforward and feel very confident very very healthy and good to go on the upswing and tiger woods golfing fortunes has continued with him being named u.s. captain for the twenty one thousand presidents cup the event sees a u.s. team taking on an international line which includes players from the rest of the world minus europe for that woods will be continuing his playing comeback at the
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arnold palmer invitational in florida. three to go from not knowing whether i will ever be able play the game again to you know i'm i bill played maybe at the tour level. make a couple cuts my builder you know possibly get myself into the mix i'm in the mix and so there's is a process an evolution to it and it's been quite one of tiger's opponents at the arnold palmer invitational as well over seven rickie fowler who warns that even though woods deserves much of the media attention during the build up competition will be fierce and florida he's been the biggest needle mover in the game. i don't think anyone's really going to come close to what he said it would do as far as the current time so it's a tension that you know he's acquired and deserves
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a lot of guys lined up here on the radio you guys on the court right now that are going to put up a pretty good fight so. it's going to be tough. two teams he looks at for the playoffs and basketball's top pro league faced off on tuesday night the indiana pacers just edged this game against the philadelphia seventy six or miles turner scoring twenty five points in a one hundred and one to ninety eight when both teams are in eight teams will head into the postseason. sophia goes has won the season long downhill world cup title the italians great lindsey vonn did win the final race of the campaign in sweden but the olympic champion go finished three points ahead of the on in the overall standings it's the twenty five year old's first world cup title. three time surfing world champion mick fanning has failed to win at his home advance in his second last professional parents the australian who famously punched a shark in two thousand and fifteen came third in his fourth round heat at snapper
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rocks fellow australian own right won the heat to move to the quarterfinals fanning will serve his final provent next month and it's all your sport for now it's now back to merriam in london very much for now a chinese reporter has gotten into trouble with the authorities after a dramatic i rolled during the annual national people's congress went viral the reporter showing you on the left couldn't contain her just a soft question from a colleague as you can see the chinese government has tried to sense of eclipse took away her accreditation reporters at the event have their questions vetted by the authorities beforehand scott idle has more 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 colleagues in
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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 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 than reposed 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 to 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
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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 in the vice presidency so. the current president is very sensitive about that 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. well despite its harsh climate and dark winters finnan is the world's happiest country according to an annual survey while happiness report ranks hundred fifty six countries on things like social support life expectancy social freedom generosity and of the absence of corruption finland which was fifty last year ousted norway from the top spot the top ten continues to be dominated by the nordic countries with a n d at the bottom of the happiness and x.
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. six the news hour but i'll be back in a couple of minutes with more news for you stay with us. a global economic superpower that's underperformed in the world of football one on one east explores how china is now spending billions in its quest to conquer the beautiful game. at this time when al-jazeera. there is grown in a very short time to be a trusted news source wherever you are in the world he really want to know what's going on there and you find out very quickly we know looking at the news some
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