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education is struggling to keep pace often failing to prepare children for today's world. but some schools are changing the rules. that they use and how to deal with but still mission results. are in. rebel education early learning mexico at this time on al-jazeera. this is al-jazeera. jordan this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. we're going to be tough on russia until they decide to change their behavior the
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u.s. imposes new sanctions on russia for alleged meddling in the twenty sixth election moscow says it will retaliate. and exodus from syria's eastern thousands escalate the fighting in the besieged on claims seven years after the war began. search for survivors after a pedestrian bridge collapses at a university in miami police say several people have been killed. and you may want to think twice before taking your next sip of bottled water why it may not be safe to drink. welcome to the program the u.s. has announced new sanctions against russia targeting more than a dozen people for trying to influence the twenty sixteen presidential election the trump administration is threatening to keep tough policies in place until moscow change this behavior but russia says it will retaliate our white house correspondent kimberly helped get reports. last july the g twenty summit when u.s.
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president donald trump met with vladimir putin he said it was an honor to meet the russian president days or ninety eight and in august when the u.s. congress passed legislation to sanction russia iran and north korea trunk grudgingly signed it into law but failed to sanction moscow for alleged meddling in the twenty sixteen u.s. election until now on thursday the us treasury sanctioned twenty four russian entities and individuals including two russian intelligence agents for interfering in the twenty sixteen presidential vote the announcement coming just as the white house issued a joint statement with the united kingdom germany and france blaming russia for the nerve agent attack in the u.k. leaving a former russian spy and his daughter comatose to a very sad situation it certainly looks like the russians were behind it something that should never ever happen and would take an adverse seriously the u.s.
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says thursday sanctions are part of a broad effort target what it calls russia's malicious cyber activity and critical infrastructure clued in america's energy grid nuclear facilities water supply and aviation industry it also targets in the lead russian troll factory the u.s. justice department recently singled out for the reported interference in the twenty six thousand vote for months members of congress have been pressing the trump administration to act questioning why it has delayed responding to what it calls russian aggression and we're still waiting for the president president trump to order one word public criticism for what putin is doing to the u.s. and democracies around the world i say to president trump your silence speaks on this issue. the white house disputes that accusation i think you can see from the
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actions that we've taken up until this point we're going to be tough on russia until they decide to change their behavior this move by the trump administration will immediately freeze russian assets in the u.s. and block the sanction to individuals from traveling to the united states only adding to the tension between the two countries kimberly healthy at al-jazeera washington well let's talk to bruce fein is a former us associate deputy attorney general who joins us live now from washington d.c. bruce fine members of congress have been pressuring the trump administration for months to respond to what they see as russian aggression how significant are these sanctions and what do you make of the timing of them. well i think the timing is to send a message to mr putin who has been engaged in bravado about a new nuclear weapons that are invulnerable in these boasted that you know that he
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is someone who doesn't fear the united states at the eve of his reelection campaign and we're trying to send a message well you can't get away with that without paying a penalty in your bravado and now the most recent complicity in an attempted assassination of a former spy in london is tempted i think to diminish you know the enthusiasm of the russian people who will feel perhaps the brunt of the saying sions now in terms of the actual bite is probably relatively minimal these persons who are involved in the effort to influence the elections probably didn't have you know disney world on their campaign i mean in their traveling itinerary and most of them would not have property in the united states they understand that it's more risky here because of our money laundering statutes than in places like london or elsewhere where they park their money oftentimes in cyprus but the symbolism i think is more important than perhaps in the substance and remember perhaps the most important conflict that
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we have with russia is building anti-missile systems cheek by jowl to their borders we say it's for iranian missiles and the russians say no but they're very very concerned about that why has it taken so long to announce these sanctions against russia i mean it's been over a year since the u.s. intelligence community can to do that russia did try and interfere in the twenty sixteen election. well i think in part it's because the consensus even amongst his friends began to crystallize that there was interference in even the chairman of the house intelligence committee that's issuing a report in the next day or two goes in says well there was meddling and it was russia even if they didn't succeed so he became the sole holdout suggesting that there wasn't any effort to interfere and that became embarrassing because he then had no foot soldiers behind him even his most ardent friends in
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congress so here if he'd held out further he would then confront the situation where his friends on the house intelligence committee were contradicting him and that was just a bridge too far bruce fein thank you for talking to al-jazeera thank you now the investigation into whether russia meddled in the twenty sixteen election has moved a little closer to home for the u.s. president the trump organization the company that oversees the president's business interests has reportedly been ordered to hyundai of a documents relating to russia u.s. special counsel robert mueller a subpoena of the conglomerate of pensacola and joins us live now from washington d.c. patty so what more do we know about these subpoenas. well this was first reported in the new york times but has since been confirmed by several media outlets the times coming out and saying that they didn't say exactly when but that the muller team basically said to subpoena to the trump business asking for any and all
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documents related to business ties to russia now you know the president often dismisses the says i have no businesses in russia as perhaps somebody bought some russian bought a condo somewhere or not but it's important to point out they didn't the motor team didn't just ask for these documents they've been doing that with the trump organization they've been supplying them they sent a subpoena now that says they're sending a message this comes with the force of law so perhaps they have some documents they send a subpoena to the trump organization and if those documents are sent back to muller and they know that they exist well then somebody could be held in contempt so it's sending a message of the serious also sending a message that despite the fact that the president's lawyers keep telling the president that muller is going to wrap up any day now that looks probably highly unlikely now if he's just now getting to this part of the investigation and just the doctor is there anything trump is not going to do to stop the inquiry. you can bet you're not the only person who's asked that probably the president
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himself has been questioning that now it gets a little bit complicated so stick with me on this he could fire jeff sessions he's the attorney general and we know that he's not happy with jeff sessions but sessions has recused himself from this investigation so technically muller works for rod rosenstein who has said he will only fire muller if he violates basically ethics or does something wrong so he could try to fire sessions and put in a previously confirmed cabinet member to be an acting attorney general he would take over the investigation and they could perhaps kill the motor investigation he could try and fire rod rosenstein and put someone in his place who would try to get rid of them all or investigation or the president could simply try to fire him himself that would get tied up in the courts that's unlikely to go over when the justice it when the justice system gets involved so he has some options but they are very politically dangerous the last president who fired a special prosecutor special counsel was richard nixon
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a backlash led to what was going to be his media impeachment so he resigned in disgrace so the president has to know that that's the history of frank trying to intervene in these special councils but if he's angry enough and and we've seen this investigation gets him pretty angry he could try it he could indeed thank you well as you mentioned earlier the u.s. has joined britain france and germany in blaming russia for the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter in the u.k. the country's released a joint statement saying there's no plausible alternative explanation for the attack on wednesday britain expelled twenty three russian diplomats and suspended on of a contact with moscow correspondent bobby philips reports. the prime minister visits seoul spring a small english cathedral city not accustomed to this level of international attention we do hold russia culpable for this brazen brazen acts and despicable acts that's taking place on the streets of what is such
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a remarkable city and while she met the people of seoul spree her ministers continued to press home their argument that russian guilt is indisputable something by the way in the kind of smug sarcastic response that we've heard from the russians that to me betray that indicates their fundamental guilt they want to simmer tenuously to deny it and yet at the same time to glory in it and the reason they've chosen this this nerve agent is to show that it's russia and from the defense secretary words that may cause even more offensive moscow frankly russia should go away should shut up a joint statement with the americans french or german as described events and salt spray as an assault on british sovereignty and from nato this this is the first of fence if use of a nerve agent on alliance territory since nato's foundation
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or others agree that attack will sic clear breach of international norms and agreements this is unacceptable it has no place in a civilized world as for the russian reaction contemptuous of british accusations. the british prime minister has made several statements over the last few days in parliament they were completely insane accusations against the russian federation against our country against our nation. so now it's london bracing itself for the retaliation that moscow has promised and with everyone in the british government assuming that vladimir putin is about to be reelected the seems no prospect of anglo russian relations improving for years to come but to be philip's al-jazeera western style lawrence lee has more now from moscow given how absolutely vicious
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the rhetoric has been between the u.k. and russia or of the last forty eight to seventy two hours and indeed continued on thursday from the british government it is striking that if anything the russian side has slightly held back a bit on thursday yes of course they still continue to condemn the british actions yes they will expel some british diplomats but they're not going to do it yet they going to wait and see and it seems to me they're trying if anything to regain a little moral high ground why would i want to do that well on one level clearly they can say to the british look you don't know who the we boys and scribble how do you know that this is true you can prove it you being hysterical but that then if the united nations the americans and the french and the germans all say well actually we agree with the british then on the month the russian position it also i think leaves the russians feeling very very isolated and it has led to a lot of the resurgence of a lot of old gripes and very very very bad blood against the russians the new
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american sanctions because alleged meddling in the election the european union still furious with russia over the exception of crimea the downing of the passenger jets of ukraine all these things were never properly result and it seems like all these countries are now using the poisoning as an opportunity to say to russia we just had enough of you in this can ever carry on in the same way. on the news hour including. gobbi says he never believed zimbabwe's new president would turn against him. angry outburst on the streets of rio de janeiro after the killing of a popular politician. in support the baseball player known as the japanese babe ruth struggles to find his feet in the united states. now what's believed to be the largest exodus in one day in syria's seven year war
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tens of thousands of people have fled eastern ghouta most left the town of rebels have retaken but after nearly four weeks of relentless bombardment government forces are inching closer to taking the rest of the own clave almost twelve hundred fifty civilians have been killed in those airstrikes. in the turkey syria border. they had a choice stay and face more bombardment or leave to an uncertain future they chose to leave it started with hundreds it grew to thousands grabbing what they could carry what they could stuff into vehicles and a mind of a home they may never see again my night as it is there is no water no medicine that could be provided to our children that even food situation is miserable. that we're so happy because we're safe right now in the hands of the army we were living in a jail not in the gates are we not. a mass exit bizarre procession on the seventh anniversary of the start of the syrian civil war it was leaving came from how maria
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a city that's been under attack for three solid weeks and the area once controlled by anti assad forces the completely surrounded by their enemies something like this had been expected since the syrian government forces backed by the russians effectively cut guta in three they've used their military pressure to force people to leave i mean i would be looking at a similar solution in other parts of the area the regime offensive against that used to alter and which has been besieged for the last seven years i'm just finally you know falling bit into government that isn't about negotiation that is really where the regime is using exploiting the opportunity it has the other fronts are moralists. but even as the civilian streamed out of the besieged enclave airstrikes and aerial bombardments reported elsewhere in good times. and in the north of the area in a place controlled by josh l. islam a convoy of trucks into the turn of the twenty five more days getting enough food
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need for twenty six thousand people for one month once more there were no medical supplies allowed in well i mean i mean normally i do when it matters whether we're sleeping in the corridor of this house it's too difficult to walk inside because of the huge number of displaced people who are here. people leaving will be identified and processed and offered some meat this will be seen as a major victory for the syrian government for the people who managed to walk out it will be seen as survival and fisher on the turkey syria border well dr ahmed taraji is the president of the syrian american medical society a relief organization operating in ghouta he joins us via skype from fresno in california dr geraci so reports then of a mass exodus of thousands of people now leaving eastern go to tell us what you've been hearing about the numbers of people fleeing the fighting. well thank you for hosting me going back to how particular you can estimate the civilians the number
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of civilians in that area about thirty thousand so as you can see about one third of them felt that they would be safer going to the government controlled area as opposed to third pretreated and get out of home morea and try to reverse position themselves in central guta i think they're both substates the fact that you know at this is at this time despite the killing and the airstrikes people do not feel safe going to the government controlled areas despite the as the imminent death if this thing goes somewhere all these people gathering and what's being done on the ground to help the. fortunately the doing convoys and the cyclone voice are not sufficient as your very well aware very convoy comes in with food material the sufficient for less than ten percent of the population for a few weeks basically the civil society there is trying to deal with the situation by dividing two sources including food on people and try to alert you to whatever
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reserve we have in that area at this time there's complete caius and most of the good talks are for duma and there have been most of the rest good as complete caius right now and that's where we feel that the united nations stepped in as well as the civil society organizations to step in and say ok if this is going to become couriers there should be some sort of agreement to protect civilians but right now they're moving up and down and back and forth and they're exposed to is strikes and random killing and we cannot protect him so he said there's should be an agreement this was some conversation about that and unfortunately with the politicization of the un security council that took place two days ago i don't see that happening unfortunately just tell us briefly if you what sort of challenges and problems aid agencies like yours facing in east and go to them. so what we've suffered over the last few weeks from the targets of our hospitals were reports in the document but
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don't you chose we're not able to evacuate patients from the streets or basements to go to hospitals to give birth to get treated from injuries for even regular injuries or disease that can happen right now sort of to make it to the hospital in the first place the only thing that we have is just to provide basic care so they can survive message some injuries but. here we're not able to provide consent which at this time in routine cared for pregnancy for kids with morning bronchitis and infection or so on would not be able to. stand out from sources that dr ahmed taraji thank you very much for your time sir thanks for the opportunity and thousands of civilians are also fleeing their homes in syria's northern a freeness turkey's military closes in people have been coming on to trucks and trying to draw calls to get away those staying in the city are buying food to prepare for long scenes turkey is trying to retake the area from the kurdish y.p.
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gene which it considers a terrorist group u.n. investigators of accuse syrian government forces of raping thousands of men women and children during the war they say was part of a campaign to punish opposition communities and amounts to crimes against humanity even though incidents actually in gender based violence throughout syria comprise violations of the most fundamental human rights and humanitarian laws perpetrated by major parties on the ground nowhere has the phenomenon been brighter than in instances perpetrated by government forces and affiliated militias they still say that perpetrated rates during ground operations house raids at checkpoints and in detention the most severe cases were recorded in the early years of the conflict with your cases being recorded in two thousand and sixteen and two thousand and seventeen well they rate the checkpoints being recorded as late as september two thousand and sixteen. i protested and bridges collapsed onto a busy highway in the u.s. state of florida killing several people at least eight cars were trapped under the
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wreckage at florida international university in miami a student crossing was installed on saturday was due to open next year. what was soon to be a stable party between the city and university has actually turned out to be a national tragedy our hearts are here extended out to those that the victims that were actually able to transport it away as well as those that will be walking away from the scene. slovakia's prime minister has resigned after the murder of an investigative journalist leaving his deputy to form a new government. quit after weeks of protests began and his girlfriend was shot dead last month was investigating links between politicians and the italian mafia al-jazeera correspondent says protestors are unlikely to be satisfied with ficos resignation. the biggest question now is this going to be enough because
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when. he saw he said i will resign but only if the next prime minister come from my political party so this is what's happening now we have. any mayor so we have the same political party and the same. two different things and even the president. said i could step to this but i'm not sure if public will peruse president is facing impeachment for a second time pedre public via the first removal vote in december by eight votes now congress has voted in favor of reopening proceedings following a second bid by opposition m.p.'s the seventy nine year old leader is accused of lying about his ties to brazilian construction giant other bricked which is at the center of a multi-million dollar bribery scandal. spoken out for the first time since
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being ousted as zimbabwe's president mugabe gave an interview to foreign media from his home in harare is called is a move from office in the. never thought. would turn against him but on to four year old described his ousting as a military takeover and says but i assume the presidency illegally. we had. been brought into government. is life were so easy to say. we've had. we would be demand. staying in zimbabwe where strike by junior
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doctors into its second week they're refusing to go back to work until the government meets their demands for higher pay and improve working conditions the opposition says the situation has worsened since emerson and gagner came to power and now nurses say that they may join the nationwide walkout as well reports from harare. harare central is one of the largest hospitals in zimbabwe doctors have been on strike for two weeks to demand more money and better working conditions patients say they don't know when things will return to normal. some of us pain if doctors don't help us then our health will deteriorate think about what we are going through many state run hospitals across the country are struggling financially doctors say it's frustrating working in them with a lack of equipment and drugs the doctors are some of the worst paid in africa. and. that's by. far too good. to be able to.
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afford the particular services that we offer as a junior doctor i'm not able to pay for my medication. or in hospital. let alone the. health minister david needs more than one billion dollars to increase salaries and improve resources for the government's broke and there's a shortage of foreign currency nurses and doctors trying to keep things going after patients in some of the wards the doctor strike is getting quite serious as far into its second week and some public facilities across the country don't even have access to a central drugs. the main opposition leader nelson chamisa to zimbabwe's health sector has deteriorated since president in a similar took over from robert mugabe in november you can't come in and say you are open for business things are happening when they're not happening there.
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that is an acceptable. and wisdom go away zirconium away every day that we've recorded when i got was the biggest challenge is fixing zimbabwe's economy ruined by decades of corruption and mismanagement government ministers are talking to leaders of the striking doctors trying to convince them to return to work overworked and underpaid nurses in public hospitals are also threatening to down tools if that happens the already dire situation could get much worse. for a short break here are just a row when we come back mexico's accused of torture during the investigation into dozens of missing students. and is forty three time olympic champion lance on top once again far over here on the sport at the plate more.
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welcome back we'll take a look at weather conditions across the americas in north america we've got this frontal system know developing heading in across central areas now we've lost the nor'easter which gave all the snow across new england but this system will develop and as a move the forecast through the weekend could cause some disruption very heavy snow for its northern edge further south we've got some heavy rain those are the contrast in temperature in washington five and atlanta twenty four degrees meanwhile at across more western areas we have another area of low pressure giving yet more snow over the rockies to in the course of subtly standing south towards the cascades to los angeles should be largely drive with highs of sixteen so let's head down into the caribbean here we've got a frontal system moving across central areas so there's a line of cloud associated with it and perhaps a few showers it does tend to weaken as we head into the weekend so i think the sunshine will return across most of the islands thirty and bright in kingston
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jamaica through the u.s. missed weather conditions terry looking fine we've got to one or two showers coming off the caribbean side but generally should be fine mexico city highs of twenty six heading into south america kurdish areas across the amazon basin further south some rain for parts of paraguayan into the far south of brazil rio will see some rain but it should be fine further south in buenos aires. in syria thousands have disappeared without a trace but. forcibly taken from their families right here in the most terrible thing to syria just to be detained this has been the invisible weapon of the syrian dictatorship for others sometimes a call to be better to die than continue to be surely to coltrane. the disappeared of syria but this time on al jazeera. and hundred forty twelve on the.
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u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for the dry riverbed tonight face one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the you're. welcome back up to come out of the top stories here on the news out of the u.s. imposes new sanctions on russia targeting more than a dozen people for trying to influence the time to sixteen presidential election
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the trump administration is threatening to keep tough policies in place until moscow change his behavior russia has vowed to retaliate. tens of thousands of people have fled eastern bilton what's believed to be the largest exodus in one day in syria's seven year war i was left the town of a maria which has been in a sense of heavy fighting between rebels and government forces. and a pedestrian bridge has collapsed onto a busy highway in the u.s. state of florida can. several people at least eight cars were trapped under the wreckage at florida international university in miami. thousands of brazilians have been protesting against what appears to be the targeted killing of a city councilor franco and had dr anderson gomez was shot dead in their car on wednesday in rio de janeiro the thirty eight year old was a popular public official and a critic of killings by police and some of rio's poorest suburbs the military took charge of policing in the city last month. police. here very sad because
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the day a black woman who was always positive in our fight and who lived in the was taken by all this injustice and naturism that exists in rio de janeiro we are not going to let it continue mary-alice here mary-alice here mary-alice here. the u.n. human rights office is accused mexican authorities of torturing dozens of people while investigating the disappearance of forty three students four years ago it says there's strong evidence some of those arrested were subjected to arbitrate detention and rights violations john holeman has more from mexico city. it was a case that horrified mexico forty three students pulled off of buses by corrupt mexican police working with a criminal gang they would never seen alive again for months after the capital's main avenue reverberated to describe. alive you took them alive we want them back now authorities are accused not just of failing the students but the suspects
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in the case. a new u.n. report says there were strong indications that officials thirty four of those the attorney general's office detained and. the detainees denounced in the detailed and consistent why the torture that they were exposed to beatings as fixation with plastic bags electric shocks waterboarding torture threats to write on their wives and daughters. it puts more doubt on investigators findings mostly based on suspect confessions that the students were killed and burnt in this rubbish dump many believe those conclusions were rushed out in the hope of putting a full stop on the controversy but the cases continue to haunt of thirty's already accused of what in human rights abuses on many other occasions if those at the attorney general's office want to remind us of the case it's further damage an already tarnished reputation they need look no further than the poem in
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a protest camp devoted to the disappeared students that's right on their doorstep it put out a statement casting doubt on the un's conclusions it said the ongoing investigation and the evidence recorded in our case files does not support the conclusions of the report. so many here that simply won't wash especially after the un also revealed that the same attorney general's office had failed to hold any officials responsible and until now we have no knowledge that anyone's been held responsible for these acts of torture and other violations of human rights the officials who are responsible remain unpunished many will see that not as a surprise but another indication that authorities are more ready to protect them so than the public john home and. mexico city iran's foreign ministry has described the saudi crown prince as a delusional naive person who has no idea of politics he was reacting to the mom
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had been silenced first u.s. television interview join the discussion on c.b.s. the conference said his country will develop nuclear weapons if iran does. you've been rivals for centuries at its heart what is this rift about is it a battle for islam they are and i said iran is not a rival to saudi arabia its army is not among the top five armies in the muslim world the saudi economy is larger than the iranian economy and iran is far from being equal to saudi arabia but i have seen that you called the ayatollah khomeini the new hitler of the middle east we do it absolutely why. you need it because he wants to expand it he wants to create his own project in the middle east very much like hitler who wanted to expand it at a time many countries around the world and in europe did not realize how dangerous hitler was until what happened happened i don't want to see the same events happening in the middle east does saudi arabia need nuclear weapons to counter iran
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assert directing them to saudi arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb but without a doubt if iran developed a nuclear bomb we will follow suit as soon as possible well mustapha cost them as a political commentator he says there's no evidence to suggest iran is developing nuclear weapons. everyone is just watching iran's nuclear case the so these have been very you know silently and covertly developing a military nuclear program there have been reports in the media outlets in the middle east so facing since last year there's always have been budgeting over a billion dollar in the military nuclear program of pakistan and in return for a number of nuclear warheads and a following in pursuing reports have been stating that the saudis have been importing these nuclear warheads already so they are going nuclear and nobody's paying attention to this fact despite the fact that the saudis are the real cause
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of tensions in the region eisel has been trained you know provided with backup and financial backup and arms of france all the arabia and they are to be blamed for rising tensions in the region and now they want to go no nuclear foreign minister some three countries are meeting in italy's capital to discuss a financial crisis at the u.n. agency for palestinian refugees representatives from jordan sweden and egypt are in rome for talks with the u.n. secretary general and under a chief the agency that helps more than five million palestinian refugees is experiencing one of its worst financial crises the u.s. its largest donor decided in january to cut millions of dollars in funding well christopher gunness is the chief spokesman for the un relief and works agency he says it now has enough money to keep going for several months. what's at stake for refugees for the palestine refugees that we serve is for example nine million
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patient consultations a year by a doctors five hundred twenty five thousand children around the middle east receiving a daily education one point seven million people receiving food assistance the timelines are quite short we had been saying before this conference that we were going to be running on empty by may june and now we are able to extend that and say that we have money to maintain our services to the middle of the summer so things are tight we are certainly not going to be complacent thousands of people have rallied in support of the hung garion prime minister's right wing party ahead of elections next month they held a so-called peace march in the capital of budapest the fifteenth of march the national holiday in hungary marking the anniversary of the eight hundred forty eight revolution opposition groups also held a remembrance of vents across the city. now one of the seven candidates facing that america putin in sunday's election is reality t.v.
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star sub check the daughter of putin's former mentor she was widely considered a kremlin puppet but some jack and her supporters say she is gradually forging her own potential path to the top is general. previously at home on russia's reality t.v. screens the one time party girl can send your sob jack turned political party girl challenging vladimir putin for the presidency now must have stopped i didn't think we need them to stop stealing our freedom and youth to stop stealing our common future nonsense. bullets share their audience these days less impressed by bling jewelry and branded clothing more interested in what she can do for russian democracy i don't know whether there's something. soon to separate out or only make or maybe a. definite good start for your lot for the future and about the russian opposition but that word she won't win of course not
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of the seven kremlin approved candidates in this election have any chance of toppling that they may uprooted so what is this. politics all about it seems a long time since t.v. shows like blood and in chocolate featured soap jack as a spoiled rich kid with dubious morals and of the racist spending habit to turn towards opposition politics in the street protests of two thousand and twelve was as sudden as it was unlikely yet she swapped sports cars for police vans seemingly with these telling al-jazeera that her mission was to save the underdog it's like you know when you see a fight with. a guy bowling. you go in and tried to to help the. normal person her name is political solid gold because ten years father anatoly sobchak was putin's mentor before he died in
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two thousand. jack protection from corruption charges already some believe the younger subject might one day succeed putin able to pay back an old family death by keeping him safe from future prosecution. it's an idea to send his mom herself a senator in russia's upper house rejects. we know this circle of putin's friends who everything they have to him me and my family and not a part of his circle do you believe she has what it takes to be president of russia not now but in the future i'm sure. if so she'll need to prepare for more of this reduced to tears by a barrage of gender based insults in a televised election debate it remains to be seen whether it can send your soap. to swap dirty dancing for the sometimes dirty world of russian politics showed
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a whole al-jazeera of moscow north korea's foreign minister has arrived in sweden for talks that could help set up a proposed summit between donald trump and kim jong un so even has been suggested as a location for the two leaders to meet its embassy in pyongyang represents the u.s. canada and australia all countries which don't have diplomats there. heavy rains have washed away cars and cars of highways and parts of kenya capital nairobi was brought to a virtual standstill but many streets inundated with the floodwater sections of the highway to mombasa were also washed away by the rain the deluge is expected to last for a few more days. now somalians president says the united arab emirates will train its security forces as part of a deal to establish a military base there he weighs investing hundreds of millions as it tries to get a foothold in the horn of africa so far it's not all been smooth sailing though a major shipping company in dubai had its long term contract in djibouti cancelled last month are now in peace and somalia averted a band the iraq is
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a major investment in somaliland the home of the doe reports from mogadishu. the. heated debate in somalia upper house of parliament senators debate a motion on the recent signing of a deal between the united arab emirates if you appear on the enclave of somaliland to operate the portal. well the bill that aims to ban the dubai ports world from somalia quickly saying through the law house it's proving to be contentious in the senate whose fifty four members represent the interests of somalia six federal states which include somalia. does our government fair ethiopia why are we not talking about ethiopian interference in our affairs while we are only talking about the u.a.e. and dubai ports world when ethiopia took a nineteen percent stake in berbera port in the deal signed in dubai recently the port operator took a fifty one percent stake in the port of but better so money land retained thirty
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percent while the remaining nineteen percent goes to european. somalia and the u.a.e. has frosty relations even before the ports deal was signed somali government leaders say it's because of somalia's refusal to side with countries including the u.a.e. which are blockading qatar saudi arabia the united arab emirates and other countries cut the ties with qatar last year they insist that others in the horn of africa follow their lead and that pitted the somali federal government which offered him a new trial in the crisis against most of its money on. the somali government blames the u.a.e. for courting the leaders of the six federal states and encouraging them to side with the blockade in countries causing a serious challenge to somalia's already struggling state building process you know . it's true we are passing through tough times it is true our economy is not doing well but we shall never allow foreigners to take advantage of well we can assist
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and interfere with ourselves reigning in barely two months something he was appointed somalia's foreign minister is. given the responsibility of dealing with the fallout from the port deal they have no problem with investment in sunlight and impact in southern somalia yet however will it. negotiate a compromise on the the servant in that interview that if somebody somebody learns relatively small portal better but exports livestock to the middle east and imports food and other items including for landlocked ethiopia all that said to change has d.p. world says it's prepared to invest up to four hundred forty two million dollars to develop the port for somaliland the dubai port deal is not only a financial windfall but also a vote of confidence and that is a major problem for somalia which view somaliland as its sovereign territory mohamed atta well just. somalia. now more than two thousand women and girls in
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afghanistan are reported to have committed suicide last year because of a rise in violent crimes against them by the country's also seen a record number of women joining the police force to find convention and sometimes death threats tony berkeley has their story from the capital kabul. this the latest batch of young hopefuls sitting the afghan police entrance exam seventy young women were included in the four thousand applicants the highest number to date it's a korea about honor and survival and person i want to join the place to help defend my country and fight for the rights of my people and the rights of women the war in afghanistan has touched many but few as hard as samir and her family her two sisters nor all hire a menorah were police officers in fiza bad in badakhshan province as they drove to work with their mother the taliban stop their car drag the young women out and strangled them their bodies were dumped in the river they were targeted because
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they were police. i couldn't do anything my daughters were screaming help me mother help me it was terrible the family had to flee the province after receiving death threats samir a still clutches the cord used to kill her sisters despite what happened she's determined to join up. i am scared of the taliban we even they see us they will kill us perhaps they might riddle me with bullets or strangle me i can't go home anymore so i am determined to join the police for the memory of my sisters and to serve my country. females in the security services are often treated more harshly by the taliban which has consistently opposed women's rights those rights of steadily improve for some women in afghanistan mainly in the cities but not as fast as many would have liked the drawing up of the new penal code left out a section about penalising violence against women and a draft law aimed at making the houseman to women an offense has been left
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untouched for a year younger than i am they deliver speeches and play politics with their words and the women of afghanistan are tired of the empty promises and lies changing lives is one thing but changing very conservative mindset in much of the country it's quite another there's definitely more freedom and support for some women in the country today but even so the number of cases of physical and sexual abuse the great swimming is not fairly there raising. last year saw an increase of eleven percent in those cases and two thousand three hundred women and girls committed suicide because of abuse but in reality those figures are said to be much higher because many women are too scared to report violence to a male dominated police force samir a sisters were victims not only of war but also of deep rooted discrimination it seems clear that long after the last bullet has been fired the women of afghanistan will still be fighting a battle tony berkeley al-jazeera kabul. one of the.
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welcome back now the world health organization has launched an investigation after particles of plastic were found in some of the best selling brands of bottled water researches in new york tested some of the fifty bottles imported from nine different countries and found an average of ten plastic particles per liter each particle is about the width of a human hair and the double h. i was looking into whether that affects our health tested samples included nestlé and aquafina but sherry mason is a scientist behind the report she says people should look at how much plastic they use in everyday life and try to cut down. i wasn't surprised that we found plastic because quite frankly you know i work started in and the great lakes and i've looked at it's water i've looked at sediment i've looked at rivers i've looked at fish i've looked at sea salt they looked at beer everywhere we look we find plastic even in remote areas like a lake up and mongolia so i wasn't surprised to find plastic but i was surprised at
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the quantities that we found and the different types of plastics that we found but i really think that this really comes down to us reevaluating our relationship with this material right most of us have access to clean safe water that we can use and reusable containers instead of going out and buy bottled water similarly you know you don't need a plastic bag when you go to the grocery store you don't need straws to drink your beverages and so i really think we need to reexamine our relationship with this material because the reality is every piece of plastic we find in the environment ultimately comes from us which means that we're the problem but that also means that where the solution to the sport now has far. thanks very much arsenal have eased the pressure on their under fire boss arsene vander the gunners have booked their spot in the europa league quarterfinals danny welbeck scored a double as the gunners won three one on the night to secure
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a five one win on aggregate this is arsenal's last chance to get some silverware this season winning the competition is also their last realistic avenue to qualify for next season's champions league. spanish side at logical madrid are three to last date determined favorites thrashed host lokomotiv moscow five one on the night brace from fernando torres help diego simeone east side advance eight one on aggregate athletico have won this competition in two thousand and ten twenty twelve all the big shock of the round is dortmund getting eliminated by sols berg cisco last go are screw on away goals lots more say leipzig and sporting lisbon are also through the quarter final draw will be held on friday. england rugby coach eddie jones has been forced to apologize for derogatory comments he made towards wales and ireland the remarks were said at a sponsor event last year but have only now been widely shared jones tried to focus
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attention away from the comments and towards this weekend six nations gain or england will try to stop ireland securing a grand slam so why. is anyone. so . as dreamy and great through moon. with twenty three. cases. still dirty that they. will give them back to get them back then were going to next year i will get them back of paul joyce the remarks. i sincerely mean that. i really don't have anything else to say on the matter. some heavy. of the questions on the. test again that's coming up but i think the other matter is that . it's been a day of surprises cricket's world cup qualifying tournament in zimbabwe despite
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not reaching the super six round the pole managed to secure one day international status by beating in new guinea there was also a huge upset as afghanistan beat the rest indies by three wickets and the super six stage this was the first loss of the tournament for the windies the two time world cup champions now risk failing to qualify for next year's event they're currently third and only the top two teams go through. tiger woods is tied for second after the opening round of the arnold palmer invitational which sought six birdies and one double bogey for a four under sixty eight is one shot behind clubhouse leader jimmy walker woods says he's feeling good after returning from back surgery. i've been away from that for so long. when i first when i first came back is a matter of just getting my feel from term and off again. i think i think i feel like i'm not really thinking as much around the golf course it's like going to see
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the ceiling go. and that's just because. daria katz akina has continued her impressive run at indian wells having already knocked out caroline wozniak a she's now based in another former world number one the russian absolutely destroying actually kerber in straight south and just fifty eight minutes all seven time champion valentino rossi says he still hasn't decided when he'll retire the thirty nine year old has been competing in moto g.p. since two thousand but hasn't won the championship since two thousand and nine rossi's campaign for another title begins on sunday with the grand prix of cap tar . maybe because. when i signed the last contact the. in the moment that they signed i think maybe maybe the last one or not. i would
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decide to do it in these two season and. he might be my mind they'd be a was a very very he said i want to try to continue for. the very very high three time olympic champion camille stall continues to dominate so on the ski jumping world cup tour fresh from his win in the leo hammer the foolish fear once again finish top of the leaderboard in triumph in norway the third stop already. thirty year olds are victory on earth john beating out stuff in a craft of germany and norway's robert your handsome star leaves the overall world cup standings. the baseball player known as the japanese babe ruth is not having an easy time of it as you just a life as a major league star with the l.a. angels shohei otani was signed by the angels in december and is highly prized because in japan he excelled as both a pitcher and hitter but he took a painful blow joining his latest warm up game for his new team and was
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a hit live and to bat so far tommy has injured seven strikeouts and three walks in nine games and that's all your sport for now more later for us on cue don't sit for me daryn jordan so this news but i'll be back in a moment with more of the day's news stay with us stocks are watching sort of a. the
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new poll ranks mexico city as the pull for 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 the conversation starts with do you have a boyfriend you're very pretty and young you feel unsafe threatened you think about how to react what do i do if this gets west's no money on the uses a new service it's called lal droid it's for women custards is only a drum by women drivers pull for some extra features like a panic button in twenty force of among the training of drivers. in the past
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seven years over three million homes destroyed. and eleven million people displaced. syrians made homeless by war shared their stories. in the ruins of a dream at this time on al-jazeera. we're going to be tough on russia until they decide to change their behavior. but u.s. imposes new sanctions on russia for alleged meddling in the twenty sixteen election moscow says it will retaliate.

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