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often failing to prepare children for today's world. at some schools the changing the rules are good to have hope that they can and how to meet. with but still missing results. last week a little different both are in. rebel education early learning mexico at this time on al-jazeera. this is al-jazeera. i'm richelle carey this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes thousands of syrians besieged eastern good as fifty people were killed in
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government airstrikes on the enclave. and we could get overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision to direct the use of a nerve agent on the streets of the u.k. on the streets of europe for the first time since the second world war the case for minister blames president vladimir putin directly for ordering the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter plus. i'm wayne hay in central vietnam where people are marking fifty years since an american war crime that went largely unpunished. santa how much with all the day's sports with the draw for the quarter finals of the champions league has been made to time hold israel madrid will face eventis enter a pita of last season's final. children's agency unicef is preparing for fifty thousand people to leave serious eastern ghouta. about sixteen thousand
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a flat in the past day alone making it the biggest exodus of the seven year war rebel held on klav has come under heavy bombardment for the past month on friday at least fifty people were killed in strikes and shelling by the syrian government and its ally russia further north at least twenty one people have been killed in a frame as turkish forces try to take the town from kurdish fighters turkey launched an offensive in january to remove the kurdish why peachey and establish a buffer zone along its border turkey considers the group a terrorist organization the assault has forced tens of thousands of people to flee let's go to our alan fischer who's in gaza on tap near the a turkey syria border let's go back to eastern guta first where it's liz we said probably the biggest exodus of the seven year war which is actually saying quite a lot what is the latest was this is there been any type of secession so that people have a safety for even a free period of time. well obviously the people are getting out are doing so
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under reasonable circumstances this is been a nother day of brutal contrasts in what is essentially the fusty of the year of the syrian civil war and we're seeing in east due to the prospect of up to fifty thousand people leaving certainly that's what unicef are seeing that they're prepared to accept and you'll remember that on thursday we saw around twelve thousand people leave this part of the on klav a few thousand started on that journey this morning when other so high successful they were than they had followed and certainly we're seeing thousands continuing to leave taking what they can what they can stuff into vehicles and moving away whether they'll ever return to this part of syria they're not sure but that uncertainty is something they're willing to live with rather than risk the chance of death under a continuing both bartman that is a continuing bombardment that is hitting other parts of eastern go to people there are still dying the woke up this morning expecting. go through another aerial
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bombardment and they're being killed as they stand in the streets or sleep in their beds and so forth for one part of eastern ghouta there's relatively good news for others it still has a place that is under siege a place where lives are being lost in the dozens by the hour and it's a similar situation in a frame as well our people and our flaying what is the latest there as turkey tries to drive out the kurds. exactly different parts of the country different actors but there is a similar scene being played out and what we're seeing is that the city is essentially been surrounded by three certainly an army and turkish military but a small humanitarian corridor has been opened to the south of the city of our friend and people are taking advantage of that but overnight and in the l.e.o.'s of friday there was some aerial bombardment and that killed
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a number of people and that is your bombardment continues even know. we're seeing that people are still losing their lives in the city which is running out of water which obviously causes a problem in the hospital where they can't treat everyone because they don't have enough water to do that properly and they are aware that there are many more people in the city than there would be normally because they have moved to a frame because of the operation that has swept people towards it has been carried out by the free syrian army and the turkish military the intention is that they will try and move the y. p.g. the cut this militia to east of the euphrates and we are told that a number of troops have started to move towards a friend city so it would appear that the assault that would be missing on for a number of days is no finally under way. right now alan fischer live for us and ghazi on tap thank you. now the foreign ministers of iran russia and turkey have
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been holding talks in the capital on and to try to resolve the syrian conflict the three players are on opposing sides of the war and working together for more than a year to report. syria brings them together stakeholders and power brokers in a country now divided into areas of influence turkey unlike iran and russia doesn't support the syrian government but the three countries have enough common interests to continue cooperating through the so-called process the capital has hosted many rounds of talks on syria since the beginning of last year the process is meant to complement talks in geneva but the message from here was clear a disregard for the un led peace process and any western intervention in a final settlement by. firing the deescalation zones were important steps to end the war in syria. is the successful international initiative to decrease tension in
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syria a sauna is where the political situation to the crisis will be found. for now agreeing on the paramita years of post war syria is being decided on the ground turkey is leading a military operation against the white p.g.d. in the mainly kurdish populated northeastern town. and the russian and iranian government are supporting the syrian government's campaign to recapture the rebel held. the foreign ministers meeting will be followed by a summit in april that will be attended by the three countries presidents turkey said it will host the meeting and said it's will be to revive peace efforts the last time the three leaders met was in november at the time they were discussing post conflict syria and a peace conference that was held in sochi in late january since then there has only been military escalation. this week countries may have their due. princes but they share animosity towards the united states turkey's against the us is alliance with
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the syrian kurdish group the russians and iranians believe the american military presence in the critics controlled north east and it's spread against the government are about increasing leverage. which you're sure that. it's an acceptable threats to strike damascus with critics like the use of chemical weapons we have told washington that we rejected to use force. russian and iranian support have changed the balance of power in the syrian government's favor but politically there is no credible prospect of a settlement there is an international power struggle and they go are likely to continue on the battleground. middle east and north africa regional director for unicef joins us live from amman . thank you for your time let's talk about eastern. thousands of people the biggest exodus of this seven year long war which is saying quite
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a bit what are the observations of people that have seen these people as they're leaving what conditions are they in. well to put it simple and straightforward children have been and continue living in the hellish conditions in places like east but also a friend as you mentioned and other parts of. of syria are it is good to see. at last a few thousands of people have been able to leave these hellish conditions in any single day enough. but let us remind ourselves these are just a minority of those people living in these areas in eastern good don't we estimate that mid february before beyond. this
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military operation two hundred thousand children were living in eastern we had unicef we stand ready to support these two hundred thousand children as long as the parties allow us to do so we stand ready to receive fifty dollars and when children are coming out of eastern good guy and all the children who have come out so far have been that then. their conditions are really dreadful the number of children suffering for example severe malnutrition is impressive if we don't even talk about that the psychological condition the emotional condition in which these children finding themselves having suffered day off that they are at hour after hour up and garments having seen their friends their families kill the situation is really throw shit
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because the libyan except let me ask you you said that they were prepared to. deal with about fifty thousand children what are the types of services that you're able to give them and where are these people going. well for a moment we see people moving out of eastern good. moving into areas where we have temporary shelters established the services are ready to provide to me be our first and foremost lifesaving services but then to do wounded children. dress their problems of acute malnutrition provide the children some drinking water and of course our team stands ready also with immediate counseling because what the children have seen
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what the children have gone through is what no single parent wants their children to go through when the u.s. media are there to listen to the children and help them coping with the emotional stress for some of them with real trauma. ok here couple ari. thank you very much thanks so much. russian foreign minister sergey lavrov says moscow will expel british diplomats that said in response to the u.k. ordering out twenty three russian embassy staff over the poisoning of a former double agent and his daughter and southern england last week oscar denies any involvement british foreign secretary forced john says he thinks russia's president gave the order to use a nerve agent. quarrel is with putin's kremlin and with his decision and we think it overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision to direct the use of
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a nerve agent on the streets of the u.k. on the streets of europe for the first time since the second world war that is that is why we are at odds with russia. in a moment we will go live to barnaby phillips who is in london first though let's go to jonah hole who is in the russian capital moscow so jonah. lehrer office a couple of times said you know basically we are going to expel diplomats as well in response to what the u.k. is to and the logistics of that that actual concrete announcement has not come yet when do we expect that what why the delay. i don't know as the short answer why the delay to trying to guess what the kremlin is doing or is going to do next is a notoriously tricky business mr lavrov has signaled twice in today's intention to announce the expulsion of british diplomats he'll do it in his own good time i can tell you in the meantime though that dmitri peskov president putin's spokesman has
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responded to boris johnson's comments that you run just a moment there go directly accusing putin himself of ordering likely ordering the use of this chemical weapon on british soil dmitry peskov calling that shocking and unforgiving ball you know in circumstances like this and they have been plenty like them where the kremlin is issued accusations of wrongdoing by outside countries particularly the west it tends either to massively escalate in response in the hope that the opposite side will fold first which they often do or in perhaps more complicated situations plead innocence repeatedly deny any involvement and then reach for a sort of more reasonable if not moral high ground and that seems to be the situation here mr peskov earlier saying this is no time for the apocalyptic language of the cold war essentially russia has done nothing wrong it has offered its help in resolving this in the investigation if these london that has failed to produce evidence fail to accept that help failed to live up to its obligations
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under international treaties and until it does so moscow here seems to be saying they don't want to hear anything more about it john live for us in moscow and china thank you let's go now to barnaby phillips who is live in london so part of me there has been a strain of criticism that the u.k. has to jump to conclusions or at the very least not gone through the proper channels to make for their case for why they say that russia has done this and more stance and clearly amping up the rhetoric are there is a growing sense there are a growing segment that agrees with that. i would say the political consensus has lined up behind the position that boris johnson is articulating the most of course members of parliament from the governing conservative party of course they're solidly behind the government and indeed most from the opposition labor party believe that there is enough circumstantial evidence and there what
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happened insults reek fits a pattern of previous behavior which they believe russia was culpable for the one significant dissenting voice is the leader of the opposition jeremy corbyn who is warning about rushing to conclusions he's written an article that's been widely circulated in british newspapers and in british media today and he says that the prime minister must not i quote rush ahead of the evidence that a fevered parliamentary atmosphere serves neither justice nor national security now it's a little bit confusing because at the same time jeremy corbyn is saying that the attack was appalling and that he supports the expulsion of those russian diplomats but he's also warning british politicians and the public as a whole that this country has got it wrong in the past at least as far as he interprets it he sees the invasion of iraq in two thousand and three military
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action against libya in two thousand and eleven as acts which came back to haunt this country in the long run so he is a significant dissenting voice but he does seem somewhat isolated in his position at the moment ok bernie philips live in london thank you very much. aside from the latest sanctions against russia the investigation into whether the kremlin meddled in the two thousand and sixteen u.s. presidential election is turning its attention to recklessly to donald trump's business interests special counsel robert mueller has reportedly subpoenaed the trump organization to hand over documents reports from washington d.c. . robert miller once you know what business the trump administration has done in russia president donald trump often says none but the special counsel wants to see if that's true according to the new york times he has sent a subpoena to trump's business requesting all documents miller could have just asked for them but a subpoena sends
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a message everything has to be turned over or else legal scholar bruce fein says this sends a message that the investigation won't end with the indictment of russians that he was building his case step by step yes now he's got one side of the equation with regard to the russians who he's indicted for attempting to influence now he's looking at the trump campaign to put the puzzle together who was the recipient and beneficiary and what kind of orchestration or coordination there was between trump officials and and the russians it's not clear if he's asked about businesses outside of russia but president donald trump has indicated that could force him to act this from a previous interview with the new york times. it would be your money and your family's finances right there. for that be it reach what is actual i would be you know i would say yes but there isn't much the president can do about the investigation he could try to fire miller directly but that would likely end up in
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the courts or he could try to dismiss the people in charge of mahler but that would be politically risky. the last president to do that was richard nixon the political backlash led to him quitting before he could be impeached trump is still reportedly thinking about taking some steps to stop the investigation with the hope history won't repeat itself al-jazeera washington. anymore head of the news hour including . torture touring the investigation into dozens of missing students. current remember the worst chemical attack. train the iran iraq war thirty years ago. and then support tiger woods a smiling again as he tries to win his first tournaments in five years.
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tens of thousands of resilience are protests across the country to warrant the killing of a well known police critic barrell franco a councilwoman from rio de janeiro was shot along with their driver on wednesday night and hawkster has more. despite the music and dancing this is not a happy occasion protest is brian the streets of sao paolo to mourn the murder of prominent politician once described as a tireless social warrior the biggest marches were in her hometown of rio de janeiro where tens of thousands of brazilians gathered outside the city's council this is the woman whose killing has provoked such outrage marielle franco the thirty eight year old councillor has become a voice for gay and black rights as well as fighting against police violence in poor areas of the city so police officials say she was deliberately targeted frank who were shot four times in the head and her driver was also killed her assistant who is in the back survived brazil's president was quick to speak out to condemn
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the killing even though the two had disagreed over his recent plans to put the army in charge of security in rio de janeiro. the assassination of councilman r.t.l. and her driver understand go is is unacceptable in admissible like all the other murders that happened in rio de janeiro is truly an attack on the rule of law and on our democracy tema has promised to carry out a full and transparent investigation. the people on the streets are angry and point the finger at the are far too nice to that house because there is a lot of indignation against this howard if they want to silence of women who fought for rights. for justice for young black women. if there was it was going to be we were in two thousand and eighteen the injustice carries on that's why we gathered here today we're tired of injustice we want this to go not unpunished for our friend our colleague our sister's death not to go unpunished
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because her blood cries out. one of franco's far new posts on twitter criticized the police killing of a young man as he was leaving charge. the remarks groups say police are responsible for at least one thousand killings last year. how to hoax to al-jazeera . colombia's government has revived peace talks with the only remaining rebel group the national liberation army or ellen the go between the two sides ended in january when the group launched attacks just after a temporary ceasefire expired president says he's resuming the talks to save lives ahead of may's presidential election and colombia started to investigate and prepare cases of war crimes committed by the fark rebel group victims can now file complaints with the newly created special jurisdiction for peace park became a political party after it signed a peace deal with the government in two thousand and sixteen that ended a fifty year conflict. it's the way he was this is
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a historic moment which marks the healing of the knowledge ment of truth and responsibility and from this exercise truth through. allows us not to repeat the history that has been so painful and so cruel for this country i ask you give me a gun it almost makes me want to cry from the happiness i feel to see what the president has done what many should have done and about how many people were killed i lost my father my brothers my life has been tragic. the any human rights office is accusing mexico's police of torturing dozens of people while investigating the disappearance of forty three students four years ago now it says are strong evidence some of those arrested were subjected to arbitrary detention and rights violations child home and 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
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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 have a 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 in this rubbish dump many believe those conclusions were rushed out in the hope of putting a full stop. but the case has continued to haunt of thirty's already accused of
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what in human rights abuses or many other occasions if those at the attorney general's office want to remind us of the case it's further damaged and already tarnished reputation they need look no further than the poem in 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 i committee here that simply won't wash especially after the un troops are revealed that the same attorney general's office would fail to hold any officials responsible. 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
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a surprise but another indication that authorities are more ready to protect them so than the public john hoeven i was dizzy to mexico city the kurdish community in iraq is marking thirty years since the worst chemical attack during the iran iraq war five thousand people were killed and iraqi forces targeted the town of the lodge and with mustard and sarin gas in one nine hundred eighty eight president saddam hussein head of people there siding with iran and you're still suffering from cancer and other diseases related to that attack. now the use of chemical weapons has been banned by the united nations for decades of reports of chemical attacks continue to emerge an arms control treaty called a chemical weapons convention was signed more than twenty years ago to outlaw their production stockpiling and use one hundred ninety two countries signed and agreed to the terms and one thousand nine hundred seven toxic chemical substances are subject to different regulations even though they can be used to develop chemical
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weapons they are not prohibited outright by the convention several human rights groups have found evidence of the use of chemical weapons such as in syria but they say their response has not been strong enough to make it a terror at my can of reports are another briefing of the security council about the crisis in syria. and further reports of the use of chemical weapons in the complex this time in the besieged enclave of kuta then also knew these stunning allegations of the use of. underlying the ongoing debate an overall king international law the chemical weapons convention which essentially outlaws the position production and acquisition of chemical weapons and it's signed by one hundred ninety two states and this is the attack that galvanized negotiations that led to the convention thirty years ago saddam hussein ordered a chemical attack on the kurdish. in northern iraq the negotiations on the chemical
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weapons convention were already going on in one nine hundred eighty eight at the time of the whole attack and the the momentum in those negotiations really sort of tripled or quadrupled. unfortunately thanks to what happened in august but despite these horrific images that shocked the world it was seven weeks before the security council passed a resolution condemning the attack. even then it was a neutral resolution calling on all sides to refrain from using chemical weapons their portion of blame complicated by the fact that american intelligence claimed iran was responsible and by the fact that there was no mechanism to formally investigate the attack and thirty years later as evidence emerges of repeated chemical attacks in syria the security council finds itself in a similar position. a russian veto effectively ended the mandate of the joint
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investigative mechanism and body with the express intentions up a step to accountability for chemical attacks in syria complete with no formal investigation of these attacks there's no sanction effectively rendering the chemical weapons convention meaningless and sending a dangerous message to those who deploy them they may take the lesson you can get away with it you can get away with murder you can get away with using the worst kinds of weapons and there won't be any accountability despite the international revulsion to the attack thirty years ago the saddam regime continued deploying chemical weapons with apparent impunity until the end of the war with iran and every veto in the security council today which suggests that the listen up a lab has still not be learned. by cannot al-jazeera united nations.
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cordon is the former commander of the u.k.'s chemical biological radiological and nuclear russian and joins us live from london thank you very much so thirty years since a lodger and there are still effects of what happened there what are some of the the psychological effects and physical ramifications of people still deal with. well looking at her larger itself a place i know very well indeed people are still suffering you know thirty years after the event from the effects of the sarin nerve agent and the mustard gas and some of the ground is still contaminated and of course during the unfelt campaign saddam hussein attacked the kurds many many times allegedly killing up to two hundred thousand with these chemical weapons and the next after her larger we then speak to syria which you mentioned in
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a place called do so which is in the news of the moment in august twenty thirty and we saw the next tora nerve agent attack which killed up to fifteen hundred and sadly what has happened is the hundred year to be on the use of chemical weapons from the first world war was completely shattered and the red line on chemical weapons imposed by president obama in twenty twelve really to prevent another how large a happening completely disappeared with the widespread widespread use of chemical weapons in syria and the international community just let it happen and let me sounds tutor in twenty thirty let me ask you about that how about that red line we hear so much about that red line do you think that that could have been a turning point had there been a more forceful response from him at the time president barack obama to it. oh absolutely but our i don't put the blame of president obama's feet the british
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government voted in september twenty thirty not to attack side after the big chemical attack and in the next day the us did the same and that really left people off the hook and since august twenty third we've had a thousand documented accounts of the use of chemical weapons in syria also so-called islamic states have used often and of course your audience will know that less than two weeks ago we had a nerve agent attack in the united kingdom why then they has as he has a ten c. or r. maybe i'm not sure if that's what it is why has there not been a more forceful consistent response from the international community to make these things stop. i think one of the challenges and it's personified by a report on the larger the u.n. security council took two weeks to condemn her lunch or one of the issues we have now in places like syria the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons
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who are there to investigate chemical attacks find it very difficult getting in syria to investigate those to provide evidence to the international community so you can take a vote on it and also of course russia the key ally of the syrians is is vetoing virtually every u.n. resolution that would bring about to prevent these chemical attacks happening but i think now and certainly in the light of the nerve agent attack in the united kingdom or i hope the international community will be much more forceful and rejoin the red line outlaw these weapons otherwise those many many suffer just not in a larger but elsewhere across kurdistan he died under these dreadful weapons their legacy will go on and we'll see chemical weapons use more extensively across the world. hey mr breton gordon thank you very much for your time in your expertise on this appreciate that. all right time now for the weather here is ever changing you
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say the beast from the east is returning you have a summer so not quite as bad as it was before the truth be known but we call it the mini beast from the city bear in mind that it's pretty summer time in just nine days' time this really is quite bad manners at the moment it is mild enough you can see the cloud still spilling in from the atlantic at least for the british isles you can see the spectrum of cheryl out there just around the bay of biscay pushing up towards the southwest approach is this band of this red line here that's the warm front or the side of that that's where the cold air is sitting across scandinavia so that western side of russia monocytes the top temperature in moscow at the moment that's cold even for moscow should be somewhere around freezing but take a look further west we're getting up to thirteen degrees in london fourteen degrees in paris make the most of it because the cold air is setting in so we've got this line the snow just on that boundary where you have the cold air and the warm air
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that snow stretches all the way into western russia will see a fabulous no two coming into the outs but already seeing this time but just pulling away the on sas day took time just seven celsius in london eight degrees there for parson there's a little mini piece from the east that easterly winds still that as we go on into west saturday will see the clouds and the snow pushing a little further southwards is that easterly winds still and we're only just getting above freezing so really looking at something like a twelve to greet drop we could even see some some heavy snow destructive snow shell into the southwest of england. the written thank you so had on al-jazeera made the russian reality t.v. star whose political ambitions are raising some serious questions plus. in sydney which this weekend hosts a special as against summits will strongly faults about the other group of southeast asian countries so why is the summit coming here. and it's for two
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decades on from her breakout performance at the end in turn and venus williams is in title contention again. the scene for us whether online what is american sign in yemen that peace is possible but not what happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on set there are people the little choosing between buying medication and eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's been out to visit and has posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera.
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now watching out to syria let's take a look at the top stories this hour. preparing for fifty thousand people to leave syria's eastern about sixteen thousand a flood of rubble held on clay over the past two days and they are he has come under heavy bombardment for the past month. the kurdish community in iraq is marking thirty years since the worst chemical attack during the iran iraq war five
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thousand people were killed when iraqi forces targeted the town of a lobster with mustard and sarin gas in one nine hundred eighty eight. british foreign secretary boris johnson says he thinks russia's president gave the order to use a nerve agent to poison a former spy and his daughter and the u.k. last week expelled twenty three russian diplomats in response russia's foreign minister says moscow will do the same. russian opposition leader is banned from taking part in sunday's presidential election but the valley and his fund against corruption have made it their priority to undermine the legitimacy of president putin's assume victory and they say they've got fifteen thousand people ready to help or a challenge reports from moscow. these muscovites and learning how to be disruptive as they volunteer it's a bonus of votes in russia's presidential election and meetings like this have been happening all over the country. videos of what to look out for this one is from
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parliamentary elections two years ago and shows what looks like ballot stuffing in southern russia they want to minimize such freule being repeated which they hope will keep sunday's election turnout from being officially inflated simply much to give you a little struggle so much everyone understands that this is not an election and there's no point in voting that's why our only game is the turnout because that's the kremlin's men folk. in this election and they fight for high turnout with all their administrative resources if that's true just to get a man driving all this is alexina valmy russia's most high profile opposition politician in december he was barred from the elections for an embezzlement conviction that he's always said was politically motivated. choosing the president's choosing the future says the sign and it's an intriguing idea isn't it one of russians had been able to make that choice between vladimir putin and alexina valmy well polling over the last year suggests to me
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a person is consistently on seventy percent whereas no valley is in single digits the implication of that is clear but it's telling all of the kremlin's approach to things that they weren't prepared so even take that chance. so in the valleys plan b. is to deal of. spectators reelection his tactics are polling station monitoring and calling for an election boycott he sure of the result but he needs people to come to the polling stations otherwise his spectacle the actors the lighting man and the cloakroom attendant are all in place but the theater is empty the audience didn't turn up and that's what scares him for many of these supporters this is a generational struggle and that's if you're going to ask when i went to my first rally a year ago my granny called me and said you study in a state funded university and the state pays for your education why are you going to rally you're being so bad but young three is in the university especially in
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moscow support me because everyone sees where the country is going. the central election committee has already attempted to block accreditation for thousands of new valley's monitors campaign activists around the country face prosecutions and jail sentences like with all of allie's initiatives this one won't go smoothly reach allan's al-jazeera moscow. and south africa that his state prosecutor is speaking on whether he will reinstate corruption charges against our president jacob zuma let's listen to the charges listed in the indictment served almost as zuma prior to the terminations of the matter. is see. as a result. mr zuma has representations unsuccessful. the director of public prosecutions because imma tell will facilitate the necessary
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process is for mr zuma and his coke used to appear in court lastly an application for the permanent state of the prosecution of mr zuma has recently been filed in the cape high court. in geo. i along with the national prosecuting authority. had been cited as respondents in this matter. i've been struck to the state attorney. to brief senior counsel to oppose this application. members of the media ladies and gentleman. concludes today's announcement thank you for coming. so we join that and progress but basically that is the chief prosecutor in south africa saying that his department will pursue charges against former president jacob zuma specifically in
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connection with alleged corruption over an arm steal and also he has already notified jacob zuma of this before that press conference we will gather much more reaction to that and more details about this prosecution that will happen against the former president jacob zuma in south africa so keep it here on al-jazeera now as russians head into this weekend's presidential election one former reality t.v. star is getting a lot of attention john hall has more from moscow. 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 and. bullets share their audience these days less
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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 you're. going to separate out or only make or maybe it was. definitely a good start for you out what for the future and development of the russian opposition that would she want when of course not of the seven kremlin approved candidates in this election have any chance of toppling over her but it may prove to the so what is this. politics all about it seems a long time since t.v. shows like blood and in chocolate featured sobchak as a spoiled rich kid with dubious morals and of the racist spending habit her turned 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
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you know when you see a fight with. a guy bowling. you go in and tried to to help. a normal person her name is political gold to send his father anatoly sobchak was putin's mentor before he died in 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. the safe from future prosecution it's an idea to send his mom herself a senator in russia's upper house rejects. we know the circle of putin's friends who are everything they have to him me and my family and are not a part of his circle do you believe she has what it takes to be president of russia not knol but in the future i'm sure. if so she'll
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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 subject has it in her to swap dirty dancing for the sometimes dirty world of russian politics jonah how al-jazeera moscow security in trade. southeast asia summit protests are expected because some of the leaders there are taking part of overseeing crackdowns on human rights in their countries among them . enter thomas. organizers called this event held in sydney on thursday a code of phone teams of computer experts were given mock cyber security challenges with five hundred participants. internationally and domestically both from public and private enterprise trying to. fix six terrorism questions we've
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given them in thirty two hours most participants were from association of southeast asian nations or as the n. countries australia has put countering cyber crime and tackling money laundering and what it calls terrorism at the heart of the agenda for the asean special summit australia itself isn't in as again as its acronym suggests its ten members are all in southeast asia australia though is to fast south and east to be a member but australia has important trade and security relationships with asean countries and wants to tighten connections with a group it sees as valuable to regional security. that. is uniquely placed to continue to promote international order within our region. as young countries are nothing like as in twined politically or
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economically as countries in for example the european union but having a regional group in asia which excludes china is useful to australia hosting a summit is a sign of australia's commitment to it the benefit i think is establishing this relationship so that if there is a crisis probably one that will be that it will involve china in the future yes trying different has these relationships and it is able to call on them and rely on them the summits of asean leaders is being kept low key in part because it's controversial those attending include myanmar's on sunday despite her government's treatment of the hinge or the military leader of thailand will be coming to even though elections there were recently delayed again. in so to is malaysia's prime minister despite many saying he's corrupt the only as yet leader choosing not to come is the philippines roderigo to test day even cambodia's prime minister hun sen is being welcomed by australia's government despite his crackdown on opposition figures and human rights activists at home who has threatened to beat up any
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protesters who burn effigies of him in sydney a horrible dictator who has no respect for human rights. he doesn't understand democracy so the way he treated people is through. you know threat. harassment. you know mainly. three people silence cambodians ranger and vietnamese people living in australia. to protest under thomas i'll just sit. back to our breaking in south africa's national prosecutor has decided to charge former president jacob zuma with corruption malcolm webb is a prosecuting attorney's office and for tory. this department's been on a bit of a journey when it comes to these charges why were they ever dropped in the first place. we began with an arms deal in the late ninety's two
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billion dollars of arms were sold from a french company to south africa prosecutors said that jacob zuma was among people who received bribes to make that deal go ahead to his first charged in two thousand and five in two thousand and nine those charges were dropped because the prosecutors said that they had all the recordings of conversations that showed that there was political meddling in the case so the charges were then dropped but the opposition weren't happy with that they thought these reasons weren't valid and so they've been fighting hard ever since to try and get the charges reinstated so why have a charges be been reinstated now. well positioned i had some success last year the high court in pretoria ruled that the charges should not have been dropped so that's the reason i went back to the prosecutor's office and they've just announced in dad that the charges have been reinstated in this case is going to go ahead. because the change of leadership here in february president
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jacob zuma resigned he was replaced i said well run a poser and so many south africans are hoping that the many corruption scandals that plague zumiez will now be investigated so people are still hoping waiting to see if people will actually be held to account following that change of power right now with the breaking tory of that corruption charges will be pursued against former president jacob zuma thank you. time now for a sport where sana thank you very much rachelle the quarter final draw for the champions league has been made and delivered some thrilling ties two time defending champions real madrid will face italian side eventis in a repeat of last season's final that was won by the spanish side then it is it outside our building and to become the first team to win europe's top club competition three straight times in more than forty years. well one of the year two remaining english teams will be eliminated after liverpool were drawn with
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manchester city for the first time in european competition the reds are the only side to have beaten city in the english premier league this season called the final debate on a severe meet at once legal leaders by munich while roma will be out to avoid the thrashing a barcelona gave them when they last met in the champions league back in two thousand and fifteen plus. authorities will be on high alert after english side arsenal were drawn with yes game all school in the european league finals or quarterfinals tensions between the two nations that have been high after the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter on thursday danny will better score the double as arsenal completed a five one aggregate victory over ac milan the winners of the competition qualify for next season's champions league. new for the climb with the wrong team it was a vital result for us tonight you know. part of that.
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we have targets as well you know to finish as close as possible to top performing why not. been defeat from america but this will focus on the quarterfinal not. one of the other quarter finals leipzig me to say atletico madrid will host sportingly a spine in the opening leg after thrashing lokomotiv moscow eight one on aggregate a large deal will hope to turn around their losing record to salzburg. argentinian team independente picked up a crucial win in the copper liberty dorris on an emotional night in buenos iris before this group game against a million arias of colombia one of the independent is all time greats was remembered former player ruben galvan died earlier this week he was part of the team that won four straight copa titles in the one nine hundred seventy s. he also won the world cup with argentina nine hundred seventy eight independent it won the match one nil as they bid to win south america's top club competition for
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the first time in more than thirty years. has been a good day for the veterans tennis is indian wells term and venus williams and roger federer are both into the semifinals in california thirty six year old federer has he called his best start to a season in more than a decade his sixteenth straight win of the year came against his own chunk of south korea federer is closing in on a wreck or six title when i had one of the most important tournaments outside of the four majors. there's always going to be up and coming players some are better than others same as your older players some a better than others i'm just happy that i'm able to keep up a good level the same for venus i'm really happy for you know that is really consistent easily making all these finals and winning tournaments it's great. federer will face a curry she has borne of cory chin the last for the twenty one year old came from
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a set down to be well number nine kevin anderson in three sets. seven time grand slam singles champion venus williams has reached into well semifinals for the first time in seventeen years the thirty seven year old is yet to drop a set as the event and sister serena in round three williams never looked troubled against carla suarez navarro winning in straight sets she'll now face that he says . the resurgence of tiger woods form has continued he is once again in title contention this time as the arnold palmer invitational in florida woods assaulted opening round of sixty eight to move within four shots of the leader henrik stenson the highlight of his round was the seventy one foot paula to on the seventh hole often during a series of long term injuries woods was has hit form again this year he finished
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second at his last his best performance in five years. i've been away from that for so long. when i first when i first came back this is a matter of just getting my feel from term and off again and i think i think i feel like i'm not really thinking as much drama golf course it's like going to see that feeling go. and that's just because a. thirty five points from le bron james couldn't prevent the cleveland cavaliers a slide into their fifth straight loss in portland the bronze a cavaliers have won the eastern conference championship but for the last three years but despite his efforts the team are down on fourth the season trailblazers extended the n.b.a.'s longest current winning streak to eleven games with one hundred thirteen two hundred five one. the biggest name in moto g.p. has signed a contract extension one time world champion valentino rossi is now set to race for
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a further three seasons the new season begins on sunday in qatar. maybe because. when i signed the last contract. in the moment that they signed it maybe maybe the last one or not. i will decide to do these are two season and. he might be in my mind the idea was very very clear like i said i want to try to continue for. the challenges he's very very high afghanistan's cricketers are still in with a chance of qualifying for next year's world cup in england the final two places for the event are up for grabs at a tournament in zimbabwe afghanistan and created the west indies by three wickets on thursday six countries are playing golf in the final round of qualification despite the defeat of the windies are still second in the table behind scotland.
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and that's it for me back to rochelle sana thank you very much thank you for joining me on this. and we have much more on the other side of the wreck including the latest on corruption charges being filed against president of south africa. subzero temperatures stream altitudes. this is where the hard part because of the extraordinary journey from polish to tajikistan bribed by ordinary joints that's what we do high up there's no oxygen. just to experience life simple pleasures. risking it all in the kurdistan of this time on al-jazeera. we head into jerusalem bureau covered israeli palestinian affairs we
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cover the story with a lot of intimate knowledge we covered it with that we don't dip in and out of this story we have a presence here all the time apart from being a cameraman it's also very important to be a journalist to know the story very well before going into the fields covering the united nations and global obviously for al-jazeera english is pretty incredible this is where talks happen and what happens here matters. in syria thousands have disappeared without a trace. forcibly taken from their family right near the most terrible things syria just to be. this has been the invisible weapon of the syrian dictatorship who the author of the sometimes the top you can do better to die than continue to be she really acted in courtrooms. the disappeared of syria but this time on al-jazeera.
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al-jazeera. where every. the i. would. thousands of syrians leave seach eastern good ask more than sixty people were killed in government airstrikes on the rebel held on clay. richelle carey this is al jazeera live from doha also coming.


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