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streets to mexico's on the wild free control of the seaside and who controls the other side people in power follows the smuggling route and test the ease of acquiring untraceable weapons on american soil the weapon that was designed for war and it took you about five minutes to buy it. america's guns arming mexico's cartels on al jazeera congressman are you interested in stopping crime. this is al jazeera. hello i'm daryn jordan this is the out of zero news our lawyer from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes a potential new problem for donald trump the revelations the fired former f.b.i.
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deputy director kept notes of their conversations. took his forces and their allies begin the final phase of their offensive against the move and syrian city of a free and. the world health organization rolls out a mass vaccination program as a defeater outbreak takes hold in yemen. and after britain expels nearly two dozen russian diplomats moscow replies in calling. welcome to the program the political storm surrounding the firing of a senior f.b.i. official is gathering momentum in the united states media there are reporting that under mccain kept personal memos on his interactions with president donald trump and that those documents are now with the special counsel investigating the trump campaign ties with russia while socks f.b.i. director james comey has also issued a direct warning to trump tweeting the. people will hear my story very soon and
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they can judge for themselves who was honorable and who is not what trump of course was hit back criticised in the media for its apparent sympathy for mccabe but also saying kerman knew all about the lies and leaks at the f.b.i. as there was talk of them has more now from washington d.c. the various sources have said that mccabe's contemporaneous notes and memos are now in the possession of the special counsel robert muller and presumably as indicated by mccabe's comments and reaction to his firing that they could corroborate james cole music out of his interactions with the fired f.b.i. director james comey who himself has just recently emailed in his reaction to tweeted his reaction saying the american people will have my story very soon and they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not mccomb account
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is being highly touted in advance of his of his book which is due to come out under high secrecy guarantees or about months from now and i believe that they've been advanced the publication date from that. lawrence korb is a former assistant secretary of defense he says there are unprecedented levels of tension between the white house and the f.b.i. . the fact that you fired a direct hit ironically it was colby coming out a week before the all action and reopening the investigation into secretary clinton's e-mails that really slung the election to trump because before that secretary clinton had been a little bit ahead and then he fires the cost the fact that he didn't want him to would investigate that collusion when in fact that the f.b.i. had to do that given all of the evidence that they have about what russia was
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trying to do with the young election i think if they try to quash a smaller investigation it would be like when you nixon fired his special prosecutor i think even the republicans would rebel against that and that would cause an awful lot of problems for president trump because mahler is a republican he has been a white dude by republicans to office so it's not a understood question turkish forces of the gun there advance inside the northern syrian city of a freend following weeks of fighting it's one of two major battles of opposite ends of the country which have displaced tens of thousands of people but civilians have been streaming out of territory in a free and held by kurdish y p g fight as as turkish forces and the syrian allies fought their way into the city meanwhile in southern syria in the capital damascus thousands of left rebel held areas in eastern guta over the past day more than one hundred people have been killed in an strikes by government and russian forces in
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the past forty eight hours and they've captured two more towns on an island control of eighty percent of the east and guta from the turkey syrian border under simmons' ripples. anywhere else in the world they'd be running for their lives but this is syria it's a slow procession the body language of mental exhaustion and fear they may not know what lies ahead of them they've only been able to bring what they can carry but they feel there's no other option but the eastern ghouta yet. the command of the syrian army urges all civilians to leave the areas under control of the extremist organizations through the safe corridors we affirm that we will continue to fulfill our national and constitutional duty to defend the nation until the return of security and stability throughout the country there is no united nations operation here to be mistaken to expect a full ceasefire not far away reports of airstrikes killing more civilians one of
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several districts zamalka hit again on friday activists had reported incendiary bombing which russia had denied the head of the main syrian opposition group criticize the un for failure to protect people. from alone we hold the united nations and the security council directly responsible for being silent around these crimes and for failing to take action to prevent these crimes but let us not forget that the syrian regime holds direct responsibility for these crimes along with the countries that continue to stand by it airstrikes are known to often coincide with such operations to evacuate civilians the opposition say it's a deliberate ploy to cause more terror and the syrian observatory for human rights says at least thirty civilians died as they attempted to fleeced and go to on saturday in a separate battle civilians caught between the kurdish why p.g.
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and the turkish backed free syrian army fighting in a fringe had been leaving in larger numbers and the turkish military denied attacking the city hospital killing sixteen people on friday it said these pictures were taken on saturday morning showing the building unscathed but the syrian observatory for human rights had shown video that the damage building it claims is the hospital. as the f.s.a. fighters took control of a prison in the turkish forces maneuvered the un warned it was deeply along by reports of civilian deaths and it was also concerned about reports of kurdish fighters using civilians as human shields and drew simmons al jazeera killers on the turkish syrian border well going to yield is a visiting fellow at the european council on foreign relations he says turkish troops entering a free from the west i actually confirmed with sources inside a friend that conflict started turkish troops and turkish support the syrian troops
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syrian groups have been entering the city from the western front which is a mahmoudiya neighborhood we're actually entering into a particularly violent episode of already a bloody conflict which so tens of thousands of people being displaced which most of them took shelter in the town itself and that they're now being displaced again and they're taking root towards the south they don't want to go back go to towards the turkish captured areas but this regime also doesn't allow them to enter into areas so we're actually facing a double human tragedy of civilians trapped inside the city as well as syrians trying to flee the rebels in yemen say they'd be prepared to hold talks with saudi arabia to end the three year war there's been reports they've met in secret but both sides are denying this was led to the world's worst humanitarian crisis with more than twenty two million people needing food medicine and other aid and.
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there was no direct meeting between us and saudi arabia in scotts but when there was a chance for honorable peace there is no problem in having a direct dialogue between us and the saudi government that we are in a war with saudi arabia and the u.a.e. and they are using all their military capabilities on yemen we need such dialogue between parties to stop the war. you know the world health organization says a defamer outbreak in yemen is spreading rapidly about thirteen hundred people have been infected and more than seventy have died since the disease was first detected six months ago on a hoax that has more. children and desperate parents from a disorganized queue at this medical clinic and some are lining up for potential lifesaving vaccination against that area local health workers are in force in the world health organization must vaccination program to counter the rapid spread of the disease across the country they've inoculated over two and a half million children aged between six weeks and fifteen years old there's been
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a diff the outbreak in yemen since late last year and there are now almost thirteen hundred cases of to syria including more than seventy deaths most governorates most areas of the amman have been affected by this to syria outbreak diptheria is a serious bacterial infection that affects the mucous membranes of the throat and nose once infected toxins are released and spread through the bloodstream causing the thick gray coating to the nose throat tongue and blocks ways eighty percent of the sufferers of children and young adults under twenty five years old dip there is common in many developing countries where sanitation is lacking. these facilities here a basic yemen's health system has almost collapsed after nearly three years of war most workers have not been paid this year barely fifty percent of all health facilities are functioning there's also a devastating cholera outbreak diphtheria outbreak and
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a cholera outbreak but symptoms of a failing health system because people are not that's an aged because they do not have access to safe water because their sanitation has been ruined by war all of these are symptoms of a collapsed hell system and this is in truth due to the war and this will only improve once there is peace. peace looks a long way off yemen is engulfed in a war between government forces helped by saudi led coalition against iranian backed who theory rebels as the conflict continues so does the suffering of millions of yemenis trapped in a situation the u.n. has called the world's largest humanitarian crisis. well lots more still to come here on the news hour including it's election day in russia that was must doubt about the result but what it will mean for long term policy is much less so. testing times when medics are warning the world's at greater risk of disease epidemics and it's more. in the english premier league details coming up in
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the later with. the british prime minister to resign may says she's considering the next steps after moscow announced it would expel twenty three british diplomats the moves in response to the same number of its own diplomats being ordered to leave the u.k. well the diplomatic action of britain's accusation that the kremlin is behind a nerve agent attack on a former russian double agent and his daughter jenna her reports from moscow. after days of waiting it took nearly ten minutes for british ambassador laurie bristow to be handed russia's written response we gave russia the opportunity to explain help the material got sold and we asked russia to declare that material that the capability to the organization for the production of chemical weapons russia did neither therefore we announced certain steps russia today has informed me off the
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steps that russia will be taking in response to that. the decision to remove twenty three british diplomats from russia mirrored u.k. prime minister to resign may's own statement on wednesday expelling twenty three russian diplomats from london the countermeasures didn't stop with the expulsion of british diplomats from the embassy here they were as well what the russians would call asymmetrical measures to match the reason mase promise of looking more closely at the sources of russian money in the u.k. so britain's diplomatic presence in russia will be further reduced by the closure of its consulate in st petersburg russia second city and the operations of the government funded british council we. cece a charity that promotes british culture abroad the russian government has long suspected it of being a cover for british intelligence it is though in diplomatic speak might be described as a measured response what seems the russian does not want to. refresh wanted to ask
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then the response to british expulsions could be in even more severe way with the americans they could exploit more they could cripple actually the british mission and moscow. russia sending a message that's the rhetoric continues but no more serious action in london theresa may chose to double down russia's response doesn't change the facts of the matter the attempted assassination of two people on british soil for which there is no alternative conclusion other than that the russian state was culpable the british government may be emboldened by a show of support from allies like france and germany along with new sanctions aimed at russia by the united states russia meanwhile may be looking for ways to calm things down jonah hill al-jazeera moscow meanwhile u.k. police have contacted several russian exiles with concerns over their safety
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following the murder of a prominent businessman lookalike a scot was found dead in his home in london last monday has more. the murder investigation into the death of nicholai glitched coffee is well underway he was a body was found here at his home in south west london on monday with what police described as compression wounds to his neck he was due to appear in court earlier on monday to answer a longstanding allegations of fraud that had been brought against him by his former employer russia's national airline araf lot where he'd previously worked as the company's chief financial officer he'd been given political asylum here in the u.k. in two thousand and ten after previously serving a five year prison sentence in russia for financial irregularities police are also undoubtedly going to be looking at his links to the russian oligarch boris berezovsky who was a staunch critic of the kremlin and of blood he may have putin he was found dead in
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mysterious circumstances in two thousand and thirteen and bush coffee his friend and business partner always believed that bearers of ski had been murdered police and the british national domestic intelligence service m i five five are now said to be looking at previous cases of other russian exiles here in the u.k. that have died in mysterious circumstances they're said to be reexamining a number of cases including that of the death of boris berezovsky police here though are not linking the death here to the poisoning of say gay and yulia scripts and songs be just under two weeks ago on that case the british prime minister believed that it was in her eyes and equivocally the russian state that was behind the poisoning whereas shortly after the poisoning she'd insinuated that possibly a nerve agent manufactured by the state could have got out of the hands of the
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russian government but now she's focusing her attention directly on the russian government blaming them for that poisoning the investigation there and solsbury continues. now the polls have opened in russia's presidential election these are live pictures now coming from a polling station invited by stock in russia's far east to the vote is widely expected to hand vladimir putin a fourth term in office meaning he could leave the country until twenty twenty four well according to russia's constitution this is the last time he can serve but it's unclear who will emerge to replace him largely reports from moscow. whatever you think of him there's no denying that a lot of mir putin has made russia important again and here he was in two thousand and four winning a second term as president against a field as hopeless as the one this year but then russia's opinion on world affairs didn't count for much but as he said during this campaign people listening now will need a ship has been designed to guarantee a here to new direction for russia down
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a very definite making sure there is a voice in the world as loud as that of the united states at home he said myra say his achievements the bill enormous. when putin came to power it was hard for us to understand that in our government american advisers are working why were they telling us what to do nobody was talking to russia about solving global problems our country is putin's life and therefore russia's life is our president actions which in recent years made russia's presence felt have been utterly polarizing the annexation of crimea through turning the syrian war to the advantage of the asset regime cost russia heavily putin never look comfortable at g eight meetings at the best of times now russia is alps western sanctions and the total mismanagement of russia's oil and gas wealth left most of the world's biggest country impoverished while a small clique in moscow grabs the money. it is striking how putin's popularity is
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very often at his strongest in places which is seen almost no material benefits from his nearly twenty years in power you don't to go to show how potent identity politics and nationalism can be and they remain putin strongest cards. and so the people who run russia are coming up against a problem putin is presented as the only man to keep russia great but after this term is time supposed to be up so watch who comes next going to appear to be. ready for the one option is that after twenty twenty four he changes the constitution as they did in kazakhstan and china and he stays on as long as he is capable. in the next two or three years he will pass power on to someone acceptable usual unless he decides to stay on forever putin will have to use this last term to cement a legacy you know you look at it it will lead heavily towards militarism and even
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greater hostility to the west it is after all what putin does best hoarsely al-jazeera moscow or let's talk to stephen fishies a professor of politics at the university of california he joins us live now from berkeley statement to say the polls are already open in some parts of russia but how do you think the diplomatic fallout over the u.k. spy scandal and accusations of meddling in western elections would play into the russian domestic political narrative. well clearly putin strongest card is nationalism and making russia great in the world again so this is clearly the kind of thing this kind of poking his his finger in the eye of the west that is goes down very well at home and has relied on this for for quite some time especially since the economy turned down in about two thousand and seven or two thousand and eight nationalism and particularly attacking the west has been something that he uses for for boosting his popularity at home and i think he's
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hoping that will have this effect this time too yeah i mean nobody is holding their breath over the russian elections we all know that putin would just roll back right into office but with a worsening relations with the west as you're saying is this likely to embolden putin do you think well i don't think the election will embolden him he'll be relieved to just get it over with he's always worried that it'll be hard to falsify the results enough to get the turnout numbers up to what looks respectable of course everybody knows the result everyone was disqualified who could have possibly put up a fight against putin and the media's completely controlled by him so most russians haven't even heard anything about his opponents so he's going to win big he might relax a little bit after the election but i think that he's definitely playing this and he western card with with russians and the thing is that when you've got a president of the united states was willfully leaving unguarded democratic institutions in his own country power facilities in his own country ed among our
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western alliance allies putin feels like he can probably get away with just about anything right now and how much concern is that about this lack of credible opposition to run against putin or do russians not really care about that anyway. most russians don't care too much about it they know the elections are falsified so they really can't make any difference anyway remember these are people that for the entire soviet period had elections put the word in quotes where there was one candidate on the ballot then during the one nine hundred ninety s. they had real elections with multiple candidates on the ballot but their economy was sinking their country's prestige in the world was declining so they don't identify open elections and democracy with good things for their country for the most part people have resigned themselves to this that said this whole regime is about putin personally if he were to falter if he were to die if you were to retire all bets are off and people might start caring again about having competitive elections just
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a final thought from you stephen i mean this may be maybe putin's last time as president but whatever we think about him he has made russia important again maybe not great again but he has made russia important people sit up and listen to russia . well i guess that's true it depends on what you mean by important though if you mean a creating the image of a rising power in the world whose economy is strengthening like china did a power that really matters economically and a power that cooperates with other powers in a way that enables it to expand its own power i think he's failed if you mean mattering like causing lots of trouble interfering with other countries' elections setting off staging a little chemical attack. on a car in great britain recently that's the kind of thing that really gets the ire of the west stopping that kind of you know pokes a thumb in the eye of the rest of the world but i'm not really sure how great that makes russia given putin's behavior russia is beginning to he's beginning to look more like a kind of you know the leader of
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a frustrated upstart rather than the confidence leader of a of an emerging great power i think the course is not played that way in russia but i think there's a lot to be said for the idea that putin has not made russia great again he's made it matter but really as a kind of spoiler rather than as a power that can actually get things done and isn't a reason to believe that. causing trouble will make putin stop well that countering putin's actions would actually help if he saw any cost associated with the kinds of actions he's been taking that he would back off he's just going to push as far as he can and again with the president of the united states who is willfully leaving his country and the western alliance unguarded against attacks on our institutions on our media even apparently on our power facilities putin really feels empowered by that much more empowered by by that than anything that was in this that this election will hand him and as long as the western alliance is as listless and as divided as it is then it's going to have
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a field day with the situation stephen fish very good to talk to you. pleasure all right lots more still to come in on jazeera a new debate of a facebook and privacy revelations the data on millions of users found its way to political was. draining a precious resource why one of india's busiest cities could soon run out of water. and. this could be the new star of moto g.p. we'll tell you who's in pole position for the season up more on that stings. hello there we've got another weather feature that's developing over parts of north america at the moment the satellite picture is showing a fair amount of cloud at the moment but nothing too sinister is this system over
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in the west that's developing edging its way towards the east and it will be sucking up a lot of moisture from the gulf of mexico so some of this in the southeast it looks very wet there during the day on monday and that system then rotates all the way down around towards the west over this area of low pressure and it's also dragging down from the north as well so plenty of wintery weather across the plains of the southeast as i say pretty wet the further towards the south and for the central americas plenty of sunshine with us at the moment not a great deal of what weather is tall the showers are mostly here over parts of panama and into columbia but elsewhere it's looking mostly fine and fairly warm in the sunshine to go further towards the south though and for us in south america there's been more wet weather here some rather heavy showers have been with us over santiago recently that's all clearing away though so sunday should be fine and fairly warm in the sunshine up at around twenty six degrees there is more in the way of cloud and rain though overboard as ari's that's also over parts of europe and it's gradually pushing its way towards the north and to clear away from what is
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always there as we head into monday and then with a bit of sunshine twenty four degrees shouldn't feel too bad. with. on counting the cost are russians getting all they bargain for economically as lemay putin heads for reelection plus saudi aramco keeps the financial world guessing but the globe's largest i.p.o. on ice will be asking what's behind the delay counting the cost and i just you. know. it's very difficult as a chef or restaurant or to buy shrimp with the confidence that what you're serving is going to be good seafood by nature is a high risk commodity sometimes trump is raised using production drugs. that are
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not approved for use in the u.s. the f.d.a. simply isn't testing enough on be imported market to really find all of these violent bread to take note at this time on al jazeera. welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories here this hour the political storm surrounding the firing of an f.b.i. official is gathering momentum in the united states media reporting that under mccain a kept memos on his interactions with president trump and that those documents on now with the special counsel investigating ties with russia. thousands of people are fleeing a from the northern syria as turkish forces begin their violence inside the city is
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the latest phase in a two month offensive to push out kurdish fighters who took the dogs as terrorists . polls have opened in russia's presidential election which is widely expected to not admit to his full but office. that means either country the next six years. now there are fears funding cuts to health agencies are putting the world at greater risk of disease outbreaks the trumpet ministration has proposed slashing the budget for the centers for disease control by twelve percent and that means the c.d.c. is planning to close down operations in nearly forty countries she had the chance she has more from virginia. unlike many laboratories virginia's staple of oratory the hope is that nothing is discovered for example in its collection of frozen samples. or its countless test tubes of potential flu virus is this the one of actually is currently sweeping the nation. the analysis conducted here and in state labs around the u.s.
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is submitted to the national census for disease control c d c your deliberations can be made about the health of the nation and disease prevention the laboratory performance laboratory testing to support the identification and diseases that are of public health significance but we also can identify chemicals and other toxins that could potentially cause harm and the environment to our food supply and to the animal community but this is already cutting back its testing and hiring due to a proposed twelve percent funding cut for the c.d.c. and that means reduced surveillance reduced reaction times to an outbreak if you cut the funding for those people who are doing this work it won't get done if we have more than one outbreak at a time if we had a food borne disease outbreak at the same time we were trying to manage the zico
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response we would have been in big trouble because what you find is that the people who would respond are the same people who would be called upon to respond to a food borne disease this is the lab where they test for a boat but following west africa is about the outbreak congress awarded six hundred million dollars to the c.d.c. to ensure such infectious diseases were kept out of the u.s. labs in africa asia america were upgraded one thousand four hundred epidemiologists were trained outbreak response times have been reduced from weeks to hours but due to budget for the c.d.c. says it's already. to scrap its operation thirty nine countries leaving just term the fear of an international pandemic may yet make congress renew global funding when the money runs out but apart from has been established while the u.s. news cycle is consumed by president tweets and speculation about russia regulations and funding that affect not just the well being and security of americans but the
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rest of the world are quietly being swept away she represents the old zero richmond virginia the social media giant facebook has banned the company linked to both donald trump's campaign and the probe rigs that push the data analysis from cambridge analytical has been suspended for for failing to delete information from about two hundred seventy thousand users who downloaded a personality called this is your digital life well the company's accuse of harvesting the data without authorization twenty four team to build a software program to influence choices in the u.s. election. and then the summarily is a reporter for news website courts in new york she explained how it happened what they did is they used data that was collected by an hour personality test so it's very personal data and they harvest it if it's first of all it's not just the data of the people who don't loaded the op which was about two hundred seventy thousand but if they don't all their friends on facebook and all other people who's sort of
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security setting would allow the data to be accessed by dia as it is up and been transferred to cambridge analytic and they had been you know sort of looking at it it's actually pretty sinister the way that the whistleblower who spoke about it described it as like sort of like axis these acts the thing people that you know say like their private and personal concerns about the election and so you know it's far deeper and it's far more personal than you know a simple opinion poll not to mention it's not outright. china's former anticorruption chief has been voted in this vice president was in shan is known as mr fixit for his role in tackling trade and domestic finance issues he's a close ally of leader xi jinping who was unanimously reappointed by his party with no term limits effects of me making him president for life scott hardly has more from beijing. for the first time in history the president of
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china took an oath of office president xi jinping raising his fist pledging loyalty to country and constitution as he begins his second five year term and that's a constitution that was changed last week during the national people's congress here in beijing. one of the biggest differences lifting term limits on the offices of presidents and vice president meaning this is almost certainly not the last time we will see she take the oath. also took his oath on saturday his first five year term as vice president only one vote was cast against him out of the nearly three thousand carefully selected delegates known as a firefighter taking on tough tasks long front of the president's anti-corruption crackdown it punished more than one and a half million officials. the election of one was no surprise he's a close ally of season ping and term limits have been lifted on the vice president's role but what will be different is that his power and influence will
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elevate the position that's traditionally been ceremonial get things done so see his loyalty and how he can follow his order to discipline chinese officials and he has been very successful in that and looking forward to see you would want to make sure that his power i would be stabilized for next decade or beyond that even before the curtains close on this year's national people's congress on tuesday wang will have his work cut out whatever his responsibilities is to deal with u.s. trade friction so i think president trump has intensified over the past few days it's got harder al-jazeera beijing. a small passenger plane has crashed into a house in the philippines killing ten people it happened shortly after takeoff north of the capital manila all five people on board died as well as five others on the ground. a bit by
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a strain in lawyers to prosecute me and miles de facto leader for crimes against humanity has been rejected. she's in sydney for three days of talks with southeast asian leaders a visit sparked protests of the main mosque treatment of its muslim or hinges nearly seven hundred thousand have fled to neighboring bangladesh because of a military crackdown but a straightness attorney general says suchi cannot be prosecuted because she has diplomatic immunity. one of the world's fastest growing cities is running out of water bangalore is a hub of technology but it's going dry as a result of growth neglect and unpredictable rainfall. as mine. bangalore is the epi center of india's high tech industry it's even nicknamed silicon valley despite all its advances in cutting edge technology it's facing a major problem water or rather the lack of it in there if you go bang a little bit out of what this is this is the main point of this and then if
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anything the city is going to get collapsed it will be because of the water but it's the city's population has doubled over the last fifteen years to more than ten million as young i.t. workers arrive to take up high tech jobs but about half of them have to rely on tankers for their water supply i would say this is because of unplanned that but a nation that's happened in the bando landscape sold a senseless irresponsible ad but as a ship bangalore's dry fields are replacing what was once fertile and profitable land farming is now on luxury and fewer crops mean higher prices at local markets. it's also a challenge elsewhere in india thousands of farmers marched to mumbai recently demanding more access to land and financial help from the government india is not alone inadequate supplies of water have become an international problem cape town in south africa has its own crisis to deal with after
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a three year drought the city is predicted to reach a day zero in early july when its water supplying reservoir sink below thirteen percent of capacity in india the supreme court is now involved last month that allowed for a new river sharing arrangement for the indian state of karnataka of which bangalore is the capital and the price is. more the call as if not a. looming problem which is when. that really the most force almost everyone holds to pick up measures naked in order harvesting and water conservation measures it's hoped the warnings are now being treated seriously enough that action can be taken to preserve water and keep it flowing katia lopa civilian al-jazeera. at least sixteen refugees including six children have drowned after their boat capsized in greek waters three people managed to reach the shore and alert the authorities it happened in the island of agony seat near the turkish coast recall
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thor it is believed twenty two people were on board the boat and are still searching for those missing. a ruse president has faced eight hours of questioning over his ties to a brazilian construction giant pedre public was interviewed the day after congress voted to begin impeachment proceedings against him marianna sanchez reports from lima. they waited seven months before the president agreed to meet them said politicians of the door so-called carwash corruption investigation took their time questioning president. he's accused of corruption over his links to brazilian construction giant all david h. and the role he played in contracts for a series of government infrastructure projects. the president has known for seven months if we detail of the issues that bring us here today he has a government lawyer so he will have the right to defend himself. after eight hours
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of questioning members of the multi-party committee emerged from the presidential palace. everything winter k. the president has collaborated as part of his defense tragedy. the questioning happened one day after a majority in congress voted to start impeachment proceedings against the president for a second time analysts say this has turned into producing the worst political crisis in decades. never improves history has a president been through impeachment twice in three months and after eighteen months in office even if he survives there is no guarantee there won't be another process the scenarios of this political process of very dark to say the least the president's future may now be much more complicated on thursday the state's financial intelligence unit revealed that he received money from all they voted when he was a finance minister more than a decade ago the thirty four page state intelligence report says all the rich and
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other business groups paid millions of dollars to companies and others linked to him for consultancy contracts. president kaczynski has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing but political opponents say he's lying an opinion poll says sixty three percent of peruvians agree one to precedent to the. it's a horrible crisis so much instability we don't know what will happen but this corruption everywhere we want to stable country. dealings have made him deeply unpopular. i'm so angry they are still politicians are in office to steal the so you beautiful ideas and then steal it almost makes you laugh unfortunately. president kaczynski has said he has nothing to hide analysts say even if he survives a second impeachment move next week he's weak and his ability to govern has already been hampered by the n.s.a. and his i just see that he might be too serious
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a rigged election have triggered protests across venezuela and to government activists of rallies in the capital caracas and twenty three other states the vote in may is largely being boycotted by the opposition president nicolas maduro as the night of the election will be undemocratic. nigeria has the largest economy of population in africa but nearly half of its people live in poverty three years after voting in mom out of the area's president many nigerians say little has changed or now a year before the next election they are demanding action mohamed valid ports from the capital abuja. the next election is not until february next year but nigerians are already debating it campaign messages inspired newspaper headlines and opinion columns at opposition headquarters the faces of potential rival candidates to president mohammed are on show they are subtle east one confirmed challenger in september a sovereign state governor announced his decision to stand in two thousand and nineteen others including some within the ruling party are impatient to know if he
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will seek reelection those who have a space ship whether he wants the president to make his position known if you're going to rome that will help me to make up my mind where is going to. then i will have to tell myself it is physically formidable challenger or i'll have to source. last week twenty state governors meeting within president biharis ruling party the all progressives congress or a.p.c. and lost him as a candidate for the two thousand and one thousand photos that move along with a decision to postpone internal party elections until after the presidential vote is and getting some they fear and so wait for the president to secure his power base within the party and marginalize potential rivals it's locals to tional and some of the party members of already going to court so you're throwing the party into crisis already to retain power through the back. it's undemocratic and there
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will be close a casus nigerians say that when they elected president rouhani in twenty fifteen they look to him for the same old to be done for the country in the one nine hundred eighty s. they expected him to end corruption in security and fix the economy and now many of them say he has failed to meet their expectations not his supporters of course who still see in him the savior of nigeria you look at the actual men of dissidents fresh in their leadership will preside over one hundred in less than three years or three years. you have no choice that individual for the contact for anybody to think he will talk about other issues going to say not is that good you can't dictate to him it is consciously right for this administration i don't want to be given a cheap minuscule it and to corruption. go but is fighting corruption absolutely no
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alleged corruption in their own government and that party had not been investigated and if you look at the living condition of nigerians today is wow was that what it was three years ago so on account of that is going to be difficult for nigerians to relive was the moment where the really first recently behind his government announced what it said was the end of boko haram fighters for many nigerians that's hard to believe the abduction of one hundred ten schoolgirls in the north east in february has challenge that claim and prompted questions about how much progress has been made against the armed group mohammed fein and dizzier of nigeria. thousands of pensioners are protesting in spain asking for more money unions and retiree's groups are holding rallies in more than one hundred cities and towns across spain they want pension payouts to rise in line with inflation the government's defended its record saying it paid one hundred seventy billion dollars into state pensions last year. more than thirty african leaders have signed
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a petition aimed at protecting elephants from poaching the presidents of kenya uganda botswana leading the call for the european union to ban the sale of ivory more than half of africa's savannah elephants live in those four countries all the presidents are part of a group called the giants club which focuses on saving the gentle giants. well the african elephant is the largest animal walking the planet and as the growing human population encroaches on its habitat its survival is under growing threat the biggest danger though is coming from poaching in one nine hundred eighty there were around one point three million african elephants now it's estimated only four hundred thousand left and the killing is mostly driven by demand for ivory in asia at its peak the price per kilo was more than two thousand dollars but after china banned the ivory trade the price went down to about seven hundred dollars and while it's easy to imagine poverty in africa is forcing people to sell ivory most
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poaching is carried out by well organized groups of traffickers last year seizures of large scale ivory shipments hit a record high today in waters of the president and founder of the elephant project in washington d.c. he says a broader ivory ban can work if there was a coordinated global response. several things that has to happen first is to diminish the markets which is happening in china and hopefully throughout the european union that's number one to to increase awareness and the fact that you have over thirty presidents and nations in africa that are coming out and saying listen this must stop will raise awareness which will do go a long way to helping stop stop the ivory trade the third thing is also protecting those elephants that you know that currently have no protection you know you look at you know and it's not just africa by the way you know asia has a very their population is down to fifty thousand elephants and they need protection as well once again it's not just ivory and asia what you're seeing is that the skins in the hides are being used for medicinal purposes so so we have to look not just at the ivory issue we have to look at that well as well and then the
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third thing is a fourth thing is actually shutting down the ports for example we're doing a lot of work in nigeria lagos has become one the largest exporters of illegal ivory in the world so shutting down the export. the ability of all of these terrorist to export the ivory and the fourth thing is to find long term funding solutions which we're working on for elephant conservation protection efforts around the world now the world's most expensive chocolates has gone on display in portugal it's worth almost ten thousand dollars and is covered in edible gold inside the filling of saffron threads white truffle vanilla from madagascar and goals flakes and to add to that weighty price tag its crown shaped box is decorated with five and a half thousand sorrel ski crystals. lots of all sorts coming out is there including all of sport u.s. skiing stomach elisha fan and a season on a winning that will have that in the sport of stay with us.
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welcome back time for the sport as far. thanks very much manchester united have kept their hopes of winning a trophy this season alive beating brighton two nil to reach the semifinals of the english f.a. cup romelu lukaku put the hosts or had just before half time with pneumonia matt it adding a second goal late on the wind comes just four days after united were knocked out of the way for champions league by severe or earlier on saturday taught new made it through to the last four with a three no win at swansea christian eriksen finding the back of the net twice for
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the visitors with eric in the mantle also on the scoresheet to chinos side or bidding for their first trophy since winning the english league cab back in two thousand and eight they were made to quarterfinals the third tier side wigan host southampton and chelsea travel to leicester the draw for the semifinals will take place after sunday's match there was also action in the english premier league on saturday where most sellers scored four goals as liverpool thrashed watford five nil the egypt striker also provided the assist for roberta from a neo second half strike cell and now has thirty six goals for liverpool in all competitions this season but when takes you're going club side up to third in the premier league standings and more is going from test the going gets for sure but i would always use in life you have to if you have to skills and have to show it constantly. produce comes consistency is very very good for us as lot the
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boys. lot of playing together with me loves playing together with them so it's good. rugby six nations competition concluded on saturday and it was a st patrick's day to remember for champions ireland they'd already secured the six nations title last week but a twenty four fifteen victory over england at twickenham meant they also sealed the grand slam for winning every game in the tournaments it's just the third time in history ireland have achieved the feat every kid grows up dreaming the plan for our play for our next event is when something in the green jersey and i think to win something cup my. special green jersey. is something that dreams are made of them and certainly for me it's up there is probably a career the biggest highlight of my career. francis smashed
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a lap record to claim pole position for sunday's moto g.p. season opener the caps are grand prix the yamaha rider beat the previous lap record set by jorge lorenzo back in two thousand and eight by zero point two four seconds reigning moto g.p. world champion marc marc has will race from second on the grid while italy's danny aiello a treaty finished qualifying in third. italian veteran rider valentino rossi will start his twenty third moto g.p. season from eighth position the thirty nine year old seven time world champion has just signed a three year contract extension for yamaha or earlier we spoke to moto g.p. writer simon patterson who told us why rossi is so important to the sport's. it's massive valentino rossi is still the face that everyone associates with moto g.p. so to have him in the championship for what would be another three years is is a big deal but i think he's not just there to be a face either eastoe you know ultra competitive he was second fastest yesterday
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morning in the first session of the the first round of the year and the only reason he's still there is because he thinks he can win the championship he's being hunting for is a list of ten title for the best part of a decade and he's not going to rest too easy until he gets it there's a real charisma around rossi there's a real passion for the sport which you don't always get off some of the other writers you you always feel that even if he wasn't talented enough to be in then time will be need be right now by going to car park with his mates somewhere just having some fun and. he very much money just to get that across and i think because because motor g.p. because by chris saying is. it's a little bit more of an each sport sort of all bikers or motor g.p. fans for not all car drivers are formula one fans it's quite easy for people to relate to that passion that he brings we were doing quite a good job of developing new markets especially scythe asia and south america they've really sort of started to expand in the last few years and there's
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a huge clamor at the minute to get a race in indonesia in particular we've got our first malaysian writer on the grid this year the first writer from that part of the great a kid called has if siren who has already proven to be incredibly popular and is doing good things for the sport they're the team that he's signed for the monster take three team have seen like a three fold expansion in the social media in the month that he's been with them so it's you know that's already starting to feel the impact of it we were expecting a sell out crowd at the malaysian race we're going to thailand for the first time in october we were there last month for a test and we get a bigger crowd there than for the test and we do for some races i think in terms of week by week we're going to see a lot of unpredictability there's a lot of. area very fast writers that. some of the fighters started given some of the smaller teams bikes that are on par with the likes of what mark has and of its whose or all of them so there's a lot of very fast writers on very very good machinery and maybe they can't win you
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know put together a title challenge and win every week they can win on their day and that's that's going to throw a spanner into the works of the championship contenders. roger federer has booked his place in an eighth indian wells final with the three sets went over twenty one year old borna corage meanwhile in the women's draw both world number one small know how up and seven time grand slam champion venus williams lost in the semifinals how it was beaten by twenty twenty year old guy only osaka japan in st sads there armenia didn't win a single game in the second set as the soccer progressed to the final the world number forty four also knocked maria sharapova and carolyn and out of the two us. it was another twenty year old who ended williams' run in california roll them or nineteen daria cups a canuck coming back from a set down to beat her thirty seven year old opponent at the king and osaka one now for the first time in their careers in the sunday's final. american mikaela
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shiffrin stormed to victory in the final slalom event of the season in sweden on saturday the twenty three year old finished a mass of one point five eight seconds out of switzerland well when do you hold her for her forty third world cup victory and thirty second in small on the skiing star had secured a fifth world cup slalom crown a week ago making up for her fourth place finish in the discipline at last month's kyung chang olympics schifrin also clinched the overall world cup title for the second consecutive time. austria marcel hirsch are also ended his season on a winning note in sweden the double olympic champion from kyung chang getting his fifty eighth career victory in the giant slalom for sure how to wrapped up the world title and a seventh successive overall championship two weeks ago. and that's all your support for now more later. for a thank you know the parties going on around the world for islands national holiday almost three hundred eleven knots and forty eight countries going green tomatoes
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and patrick's day cutting that evening tiled piece great wall of china in the u.s. city of chicago the river was dyed emerald green for the city's annual parade well the day began as a religious holiday or not and but as long been celebrated in other nations as well that's it for me they are.
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