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every. another day another explosion. from one of the thousands of i.e.d. strewn through the landscape of this lawless tribal region in pakistan with only the most basic equipment a fearless bomb disposal unit are determined to counter the horror of the relentless taliban onslaught. armed with faith but witness documentary at this time on al-jazeera. this is al-jazeera. and welcome to the al-jazeera news hour live from my headquarters in doha with me and as a problem coming out the next sixty minutes. russian president
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vladimir putin celebrates as he looks set to return to office for a fourth six year term. turkey says it's captured the kurdish held syrian town of thing while syrian government troops make gains in rebel held eastern gupta. donald trump for news his attack on the special counsel investigation russian and action meddling as republicans want him not to sack robert muller. and the horse first be anally showcasing art and culture and one of pakistan's biggest cities. that it may push and has celebrated his victory in russia's presidential election with thousands of supporters in moscow he's won seventy six percent of the. where
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the almost all ballots counted person was always x. was expected to trial but what was in question was how many people would vote in his favor will soon after the polls exit polls came out he joined the crowds in red square the election was held on the fourth anniversary of the annexation of crimea from ukraine where at a press conference later the russian president rejected british allegations of involvement in the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter in the u.k. saying they were nonsense well of course the spy scandal is not the only controversy involving russia there are also several investigations underway into alleged russian meddling in the u.s. election in two thousand and sixteen we will have more on all those issues shortly but first lawrence lead takes a look at putin's landslide victory. so it's all over putin has won again and i think the kremlin a likely to be pretty happy with the way this is turned out of course they were worried that putin's been in power for such
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a long time that people simply might not turn out to vote given the inevitability of the outcome but they have set this benchmark that said that they wanted a seventy percent turnout to prove that he was interested in voting and they wanted putin to get seventy percent of the vote and certainly their goal at least one of those two things putin is going to get more than seventy percent and so that is going to be i think sufficiently high that they'll be satisfied enough with the outcome how did they do this well it was a variety of means political the whole of the russian media almost on their side they got as a set of opponents to putin who were frankly hopeless there was a mood fosters before the vote that said that putin is the only man who can stand up so all this western the gresh and basically around the spied a poisoning in the u.k. they were in juice man's offer to be able to turn out to vote you could win a mobile phone maybe or something like that and there was some evidence of irregularities the polling stations as well but one way or the other they won and
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putin is going to get his full term. price they called his election such as the status of blood in your putin in russia as he was in reality little more than a coronation well i mean you could lead us with that are you me it's very important to maintain this unity to attract those who could have voted for all the candidates we have to stand together shoulder to shoulder we have to think about unity not about differences we should think about the future of our people about the future of our country we are destined for success. it was never a contest to single out the overwhelming percentage of votes cast and more than six out of ten russians voted for the kremlin it went more or less to plan of course russians knew perfectly well that when the television told them that they had to go out to vote because it was a city do you see what they really meant was you have to go and vote because we have to get troops in back in the kremlin that meant this wasn't great election about who was going to win but it was about how much. several instances of fraud
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were caught on camera harmless looking old ladies voting twice while stuffing reams of paper since a box is not enough to alter the outcome but for alexina valmy banned from standing in the election evidence of a corrupt vote so thousands of people went to vote and out of curiosity i went on twitter to check on the candidates to see if they are writing about violations they are behaving as if nothing is happening people who are observing these elections keep writing about the things and other violations and they're complaining about it and the people who are remaining silent don't care about this they are candidates it's just that kind of election i guess. barely even took part in the campaign and was entirely absent from the t.v. debates but during the election videos surfaced on the internet like this one which gave a glimpse of how the kremlin wants people to think. the film depicts a man who tells his wife he can't be bothered to vote something which putin himself
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had warned against the man that has a nightmare in which black africans suddenly appear in the armed forces to his horror there's a homosexual in the kitchen the message is clear is day this is what you'll get if you don't have putin in charge and of course it's coupled with a promise from the president to spend more and more on the military but here fortune which in would very much like to normalize ties with west but his personality means he can't show weakness he can't be seen to be giving up yet he understands very well that with international isolation his regime is open to risks and dangers his fourth term begins with a flat out diplomatic crisis with the west's events which are uncertain and fast moving but political change in russia continues to move as fast as the ice on the moscow river by the time putin finishes this fourth he'll be in his seventy's and he will have been in power for almost a quarter of a century that's a very long time and also raises
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a very difficult question for the establishment here because the constitution in russia says that you can't serve more than four terms but clearly given that putin's been portrayed as the only man to lead russia forward and there's no obvious alternative what are they going to do and put themselves are asked about this in the immediate aftermath of his when he was asked are you going to change the constitution and he said well look i don't want to serve the one hundred years old and he said i haven't thought about changing the constitution yet so he doesn't seem to think that he's going to do it he certainly hasn't ruled it out but is by no means clear who might stand instead. now victory for putin means he'll serve as president until two thousand and twenty four the end of the current two term limit making him the longest serving russian leader since joseph stalin and he shrugged off questions on whether he'll try to serve another term his career started with a soviet security agency the k.g.b. he rose to become the tenant colonel before venturing into politics in one thousand
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nine hundred one he took over as acting president on new year's eve one thousand nine hundred nine and one over half the votes in the next year's election russia's economy stabilized expanded substantially over the next eight years between two thousand and eight and two thousand and twelve putin served as prime minister and he was widely seen as the force behind russia's invasion of georgia mass protests over alleged voter forward followed his reelection as president in two thousand and twelve putin was outraged by western support for the protesters the past six years have seen putin's most or dayshift foreign policy maneuvers including as an extension of the crimean peninsula in two thousand and fourteen and intervention in syria the following year hillary mann leverett is a former white house national security official and she says it's dangerous to underestimate putin's strength and popularity. i think it's unquestionably a mandate that putin has won in russia i don't think he even his opponents really
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dispute that though he has his critics there is clearly a depth of popularity for vladimir putin in russia he is now the longest serving ruler of russia since stalin so it's quite an achievement and i think he was he will continue with the policies that he has pursued that has led to a resurgence of russia both within the country and overseas in fact this poisoning this alleged poisoning in the u.k. i think worked vantage domestically i think he was able to use it domestically to show that russia is is incredibly tough and will take on its adversaries anywhere around the world and so that whatever the u.s. or the west wants to do to russia russia has a response i think we see that not only in terms of how russia is acting in europe in the u.k. but we see that in terms of how russia is acting i think particularly in the middle east they have really presented themselves earned in a sense a position as the great power alternative in syria with turkey with iran across the middle east so we underestimate lattimer putin i think very much to our strategic
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peril he has proved time and again that he is resilient and has tremendous resources at his disposal even when russia looks like it's suffering in some ways he's able to really draw upon strength in ways that are underestimated certainly here in washington now as we reported earlier the voyage was held on the fourth anniversary of the annexation of crimea from ukraine well most of the vote would also be held in crimea leading to increased tensions with kiev chalons reports from sebastopol crimea as largest city. i suppose her of russia's black sea fleet. has always felt like a russian city even in the years before crimea was and it's with this territory with the east of ukraine. so the poles. stations here bustled with cadets naval officers and military policeman and civilians most seemingly happy for crimea to be voting in its first russian presidential election and most seemingly happy to cast
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their ballot for one man. of course we voted for the president of the russian federation for number one vladimir putin. if he didn't take civil stopped all in the whole of crimea under his arm it would have ended up in the wrong hands if he didn't do what he did who knows who would have been in charge of this fleet now watches or thirty's want to connect this presidential election as much as possible with another vote that happens four years ago and so everyone the cost their ballots in this polling station today i'm around sebastopol get some medals and this medal has the dates of the referendum sixteenth of march two thousand and fourteen referendum of course in which the annexation of crimea was formalized and then on the back we have the most so with russia forever very consciously election day here has been made a celebration of being russian it's
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a tactic that's likely to play well for the kremlin both in terms of crimean turnout and results but it's the an experimental or has been a central if i'm declared campaign platform for putin nationally to be in criminalise it's the biggest achievement of his last presidential term and for many russians it's a source of huge national pride got it seems serious by ciba so on sunday evening shortly after the polls closed big celebrations were held in red square named russia sevastopol crimea rory chalons how does iran crimea. now persian has dismissed allegations by the u.k. that moscow was behind the chemical attack on a former double agent as nonsense russia has expelled twenty three russian diplomats in protest of the poisoning of said scrabble and his daughter and southern england last week russia has retaliated with some of the measures but insists it didn't possess the nerve agent used in the attack. we got
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a good look at the risk i learned about this tragedy about scripts how i learned about it from the media i think it's quite obvious that if it was a chemical weapon many people would die immediately it doesn't have any chemical weapons which destroyed all its chemical weapons under international observation and some of our international partners promised to do so but they haven't done it therefore we're open to cooperation with the investigation. we have plenty more ahead on the news hour including as the u.s. debates. and our higher score which has been quietly arming education for years we'll tell you why a fifty year old massacre in the philippines a stop on peace efforts with armed groups and an l and sport fight for a place in the english f.a. cup semifinals details coming up with. kurdish fighters in syria's northwestern aflame region have to keep fighting after
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the main town was taken by turkish forces and their allies what turkey launched an operation to clear the on clay off kurdish forces in january those fighters are now used tactics against the turkish army and reports from turkey southern border with syria. they reached sunrise columns of free syrian army fighters turkish special forces have been active on the ground ahead of them kurdish why p.g. fighters have withdrawn in large numbers there was limited resistance on what the rebel fighters backed and directed by turkey with ground forces and their strikes to declare victory here. this one an hour after we enter the fray and with that all the center buildings we will declare a victory statement on the terror we are telling the civilians to come back to our friends it's safe now. within hours celebration signa city
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center. for the syrians and the turks. this is a gift from the turkish armed forces to the turkish people and our glorious martyrs on this day. a reference there to the victory of turkish forces against the western allied forces one hundred three years ago in deliberately in the first world war the turkish president was at the commemorations and made this announcement. the result of the most of the terrorist have already fled with their tails between their legs our special forces and members of the free syrian army and cleaning the remains of the troops a little hind in the center of referee our flags of trust and stability away even inside of rags of terrorist and so on the fifty eighth day of operation olive branch turkey's first objective is realized how here look how different they had
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some civilians had chosen to stay instead of joining tens of thousands of others into the syrian regime areas to the south it's reported the kurdish y p g now intends to avoid direct confrontation with turkish forces instead engaging in guerrilla types of action the turkish have proved with force their intention to push back the wipe e.g. away from its border and it doesn't and they'll be moving further eastwards this is likely to be one battle of several andrew symonds al-jazeera. let's take a look at the situation and syria now turkey and the free syrian army have captured large swathes of the airplane region but kurdish forces remain in control of most of the northern territory that's east of the euphrates province in the northwest remain for largest rebel stronghold and in the south syrian government forces backed by russian airpower have divided the rebel on claim of eastern growth into
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three cutting off fighters key supply lines they will stand for the senior policy analyst at the bipartisan policy center on middle east politics and he says the u.s. chose to stay out of the conflict between its allies the kurds and turkish forces. the united states has had what i guess you could call a consistent but incoherent approach to dealing with the syrian kurds this whole time they've made it very clear that they're working with the syrian kurds east of the euphrates river in an mom bitch where they're directly fighting isis but at the same time their situation often in the kurdish resistance to the turkish attack there is not something the united states is going to get involved with so at the point where russia opened if russia open up friends airspace to turkish military strikes and at the point where the y.p. g. declined an agreement with the assad regime to let the assad regime take over offering to prevent a turkish attack for better or worse the white b.g. was on its own if they decided to evacuate often because they felt they didn't have
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the strength of the public support to defend it that certainly would have negative consequences for the moving forward on the other hand if they decided to spare the city destruction possible destruction in a turkish military assault that could be part of a larger strategy which you know through a successful guerrilla campaign against turkish forces could ultimately get them. some limited measure of autonomy. well syrian government has released a video said to show president bashar assad visiting army positions in eastern guta where his forces now control almost eighty percent of the territory the state media say have met soldiers who have been part of the effort to retake the area here when they're said to be negotiating a possible ceasefire with the main rebel group there that's. the rebel say they are in discussions about getting aid to civilians and evacuating people in need of urgent medical care. has the latest on the situation and the east and.
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this is still happening in the besieged pockets of rebel held eastern. u.s. strikes and shelling have continued on one of the largest and most populated parts of the entries from inside this footage from a drone shows the shrinking boundary between rebel fighters and advancing forces loyal to president bashar al assad thousands of people have been wounded in more than fifteen hundred killed in the latest on slot. should. we hold the united nations and the security council directly responsible for their silence around these crimes and for failing to take action to prevent these crimes but let us not forget the party that holds direct responsibility of the syrian regime and the countries that continue to stand by it. like much else of rebel held syria relentless bombardment of has forced most of it into submission the buildings over parking garages no longer stand that's a washing machine hanging out from the shell of an apartment block
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a fridge shows what was once a kitchen another floor appears to show but and the caved in roof the cameraman who filmed it says this used to be his neighborhood greeters on top of buildings are the entry points from where rockets and bombs entered these buildings. until recently eastern there was home to almost four hundred thousand people the u.n. is said to be negotiating with rebels for an evacuation deal many don't want to leave because they fear conscription arrests reprisals and revenge once they leave . more than twenty thousand have fled to government controlled areas but tens of thousands still remain inside. we lived in horrible conditions we did not have food water or were. serious military has released videos of tanks and soldiers rolling into the streets of towns across eastern in addition to russian air cover government forces are backed by iranian troops hezbollah fighters and shia militias from iraq and afghanistan they say they have almost won but they're taking over
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another area decimated by syria seventy a war some of a job with al-jazeera to the u.s. the republican senators are warning president not to fire a special counsel robert miller they say must be allowed to investigate alleged russian meddling in the two thousand and sixteen presidential election and a series of tweets over the weekend trump accuse the f.b.i. leadership of lies corruption and leaking information that it has more from washington d.c. . if twitter is any indication u.s. president donald trump is growing increasingly worried about the investigation into ties between his campaign and russia sending off a series of angry tweets including this one where he did something you normally doesn't do he mentions robert mueller by name tweeting why does the miller team have thirteen hardened democrats some big cricket hillary supporters and zero republicans another demaris unli added does anyone think this is fair and yet there
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is no collusion there are a couple of problems with this tweet first of all muller is a republican so is the man in charge of him rod rosenstein who trump appointed and the f.b.i. director christopher ray also a republican trump also tweeted there was no cried but three people who were part of his campaign to rather high up have pled guilty to committing crimes more than twenty people and companies have been indicted so far on saturday trump's personal lawyer john dowd called for a shutdown of miller's investigation at first saying he was speaking for the president but later backtracking leading to criticism from democrats and republicans this would undoubtedly result in a conservation crisis and i think democrats republicans need to speak out about this right now given the time the resources the independence to do its job and when you are innocent if the allegations collusion with the russians and there is no
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evidence of that and your end ascent of that act like it trump can't actually fire moeller but he could try to fire the people in charge of him asking their replacements to kill the probe that would likely lead to huge protests and pressure on congress to name a special prosecutor giving him vastly more power that couldn't be stopped no matter what the president wants. al jazeera washington. next week tens of thousands of students are expected to model cities across the u.s. to demand action off of the flawed a school. the level of gun violence in the us as strikingly high if you compare it with other developed countries three of the deadliest mass shootings and the us have happened in the past six months alone and october a gunman killed fifty nine people at a concert in las vegas making it the deadliest gun crime and modern american history just a month later twenty six people were killed in a church in texas the deadliest mass shooting in the state last month in florida
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gunman opened fire in a high school killing seventeen people including students and teachers this year alone there have been more than ten thousand shootings in the u.s. killing at least two thousand eight hundred men women and children while u.s. president donald trump proposed teachers to prevent school shootings and florida state's parliament has since passed a law to allow teachers to carry weapons but that's not a new concept as john hendren reports from ohio. this might be the most heavily armed public school in america in the rural town of sydney ohio would be attackers are warned each entrance to every school scattered throughout this school or several safes opened with a fingerprint it put a glock nineteen handgun in reach of a team of teachers and staff trained to take out the shooter i don't necessarily like having guns in school either mental health backpacks background checks assault rifles gun control laws all of those things i don't necessarily agree disagree
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with but at the same time all of those things combined are not going to stop an active shooter five years before president trump said this if you had a teacher with who was adept at firearms they could very well end the attack very quickly educators like this former soldier were volunteering to train for classroom combat back when we first started this i don't. i second guessed whether this was the correct thing to do and sometimes i still do but. if if we save one one and one student or we say a whole building more of the students since i think it's worth it i think it's. i don't it's it's just sad that we have to do that now after the massacre at connecticut sandy hook elementary school in two thousand and twelve sheriff john lindhardt decided that if anyone starts shooting here there would be a small army to fire back his case in america i cannot wait on the state i cannot
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wait on the federal government i can wait on psychologists to figure out why one person hurts another person you have to protect yourselves if i could wave a wand and make it all go away i would prefer a no guns period but that's not going to happen in the states. each school in sydney also has an armed deputy and each classroom is numbered on the outside so first responders can pinpoint a gunman the locations of the weapons and the identities of the first responders are secret so that if a gunman came to this school he wouldn't know who might be armed because it's all caught on camera the first responders can see him many teachers say they're already overburdened without adding security to their duties they're there to teach so what they would rather have than guns is to have training on how to i identify mental health problems but here in sydney some parents of reluctantly come around like it's not the world i think any of us want to live in but i think it's the reality
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of where we're at and. you know we take all kinds of measures to protect banks and our money and museums and why wouldn't we do the same thing for our kids. as she can schools across the u.s. return to focusing on the so-called three r.'s reading writing and arithmetic here in sydney they've added a fourth responder john hendren al-jazeera sydney ohio. still ahead on the news hour six months on from mexico's deadly earthquake is going concern of how politicians are dealing with those affected by people in sierra leone still suffering the health complications four years on from the bola crisis and i think once it gets under way a couple of the monsters that run their children will tell you it's been setting the pace.
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from flowing on in the winds to an enchanting desert breeze you're. hello there we've got a lot of rain over parts of southeastern china at the moment the chart showing plenty of wet weather stretching all the way towards the east and as that system gradually sinks its way southward it is turning a lot fresher behind it so for us on tuesday there will be dry out weather but it doesn't like it's going to be a good deal cooler shanghai as a maximum just ten degrees the rain still clinging on to this southeast corner but force in taiwan for now at least looks like it should stay dry for head down towards the southeastern parts of asia there's plenty of dry weather to be found here as well but we do have some rather lively showers at times and that's really what we're expecting over the next few days so plenty of sunshine for us but also quite a few heavy downpours later on during the day for the north force in the northern part of the philippines should be dry here and it should also be dry for most of us through parts of vietnam as well but i think there will be
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a little bit more in the way of cloud that begins to build him as we head through choose day over towards india when it's in the far south where we've still got a few lingering showers this take a cloud more persistent rain for the north that's my. have a pulse of afghanistan there as we head through monday but then gradually edging its way eastwards amorphous in pakistan are likely to see a few outbreaks of rain that to the south what is just hot are not poll at thirty six there with sponsored by qatar airways. a global economic superpower that's underperformed in the world of football when used explores how china is now spending billions in its quest to conquer the beautiful game. at this time when al jazeera i mean this is different than whether someone is going for someone's favorite doesn't matter when me try i think it's how you approach an individual and that's what it is a certain way of doing it you can't just inject a story and fly out.
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there are. documentaries that open your eyes. at this time on al-jazeera. good to have you with us on the al-jazeera news hour these are our top stories let him in person has celebrated his landslide victory in russia's presidential
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election thanking thousands of supporters in moscow pushing one seventy six percent of the vote almost all the ballots counted but some observers have reported widespread violations including ballot boxes being stopped. kurdish fighters and syria's northwestern a region have valve to. the tactics after turkish forces took control of the main town he lost its operation to clear the on clay of kurdish wife. and january and republican senators a warning us president not to fire special counsel. they say he must be allowed to investigate alleged russian meddling in the two thousand and sixteen presidential election and a series of tweets over the weekend trump accused the f.b.i. leadership of lies corruption and leaking information. saudi arabia's crown prince has had heart at iran accusing it of destabilizing the middle east mohamad made the comments during the us television interview ahead of
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a trip to. washington this week he told sixty minutes that iran supreme leader ayatollah ali how many wants to expand his country's pollin the region mohammad also defended the sell the bombing campaign in yemen calling it a fight against iranian armed groups the war there has killed an estimated ten thousand people and millions of urgent need of aid. the iranian ideology penetrated some parts of yemen during that time this militia was conducting military maneuvers right next to our borders and positioning missiles at our borders. i can't imagine that the united states will accept one day to have a militia in mexico launching missiles on washington d.c. new york and l.a. while americans are watching these missiles and doing nothing. it is truly very painful and i hope that this militia ceases using the humanitarian situation to their advantage in order to draw sympathy from the international community they
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block humanitarian aid in order to create famine and humanitarian crisis well it's . an executive director of the center of washington who's joining us via skype from washington d.c. mr always great to have you with us on so nothing new there about iran from the crown prince what did you make of this interview it's certainly put trey's. in a very good light. would you say ahead of this u.s. visit. that's in italy it's a. cool if you want to call it in the sense that portrait of the crown prince as a normal ambitious young thirty two year old who has great dreams for his nation and was seeking to change sure if you will the kingdom in terms of its internal and external policies however when you carefully listen to him i think you see all
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kinds of understandings and probably exaggerations with regards whether it's yemen or or iran or his own concept of transparency openness human rights dealing with radicalism an extreme muslim in the country so in a kind of way i think he opened if you will at the window to his personality and we learned actually a lot from this interview with regards to how he perceives the world and how we perceive himself and how we perceive this country yet it's interesting that those sort of more difficult issues he wasn't actually pushed very hard on does the interview do you think give us some clues on what his goals for this trip might be you know selling americans his plans to reform the kingdom and also importantly looking for american investment for those plans.
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i think it was soft and not not a hard interview if you will. he was given fortunately to basically explain the goals for his visits visit to the united states he was not ask some real tough questions because of all the interviews he has given . us foreign and picked people doing interviews with probably cleared questions it in advance and with the help of the assistance of key advisers and the president of the interview so you know in a way it was a p.r. exercise however he did touch on the main objectives them i mean if you will items on is agenda that and that's what we have to keep our eyes open as he arrives in washington to borrow to look at what exactly he will be able to sell
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with regard to his need for u.s. help to counter iran will even successful at that particular taking into consideration some of the objections whether they're in the legislative. branch of government or human rights communities or what. yemen the same thing in twenty thirty he is anxious to send that during the stops he's making particularly in new york in boston and san francisco and then saw in other cities whether he would be successful told to attract the corporate u.s. corporate community to invest in its grandiose plan called vision twenty three in light of what he has done you know the so-called but it's carleton or at the same saying i think it's already raised some concerns with regard to his old idea about how the nuclear energy program he seems to have forgotten that this country waged war on fake information with regards to. next door neighbor at the side here saudi
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arabia a few years ago that allegedly got nuclear research on a nuclear program and now he's talking about it. this is just a minor challenge on his part and last but not least to crisis mr josh i'm afraid that is all the time we have but we thank you very much as always for your time that is joining us live from washington d.c. thank you. now a ceremony has taken place to mark the fiftieth anniversary of a massacre on an island in the philippines local leaders say because the massacre of muslim filipinos remains on resolved peace talks between the government and armed groups are not moving forward on reports from the go island. the island of the door was scene of one of the most decisive battles in the second world war it was the last line of defense for american philippine troops from invading japanese forces since then it has become
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a memorial of bravery and sacrifice. but for many muslim filipinos could he door is also a place of a national betrayal. jesus walked through these walls hoping to see the name of his grandfather it isn't here he says but it does not diminish the importance of what happened here fifty years ago. i studied the boxer more struggle in the bottom more history and then i found the story of this. and so a suburban summer youth. we are to conduct a study in justice because we are the future of the bombs and mortar. in the late one nine hundred sixty s. before martial law was imposed the philippine government already wielded enormous control over state forces and many of its operations were shrouded in secrecy operation where decca was a covert military plan by former president for dinner and marcus to destabilize
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sabah and take it back from malaysia filipino muslims were recruited under the guise that they will be able to join the philippine military but the plan failed and the massacre or more than twenty philippine the muslims spark to rebel union mindanao that continues to this day. it is believed that a total of about sixty filipino muslims were recruited and most of them remain unaccounted for various armed groups and rebel leaders have for decades demanded separate state for more communities in mindanao more than one hundred thousand people have been killed and millions more displaced governments have tried and failed to achieve a peace deal many local leaders believe that's because historical injustices have never been acknowledged the job in the massacre is not taught in schools are written about in history books and so in
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a small and solemn commemoration of jobby there are those who died. fifty years ago those filipino muslims being trained as soldiers but their names on these walls. local leaders say this may have been a desperate act as they were being held captive by the military and probably already knew they would be killed but they wanted the country to know they did exist and remember what happened here. could hear their island central philippines. to sierra leone now the country is still struggling to recover from the boulder outbreak which helped west africa four years ago the epidemic killed thousands of people while those who survived so they're not getting the help they need our interest reports. they fought and survived one of the most fatal viruses street west africa indicate
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a group of survivors of the twenty fourteen or ball outbreak are working on an awareness strategy to help others instead of your so they say the disease is still killing people three years after the country was declared a ball of free. the. complications leads to the death you know there of fifteen of the survivors in the country and that one is too but there is also a need to get on there for even the probably in the country it's have that if we don't have proper cleaning from a care serial you will be i mean we it's a risk because members mill survivors some are still there that i have a fragment of the virus in their seam in. all appeared instead of the young ones after the first outbreak in guinea in march two thousand and fourteen it killed thousands dozens already dying before help arrived this cemetery in
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waterloo is dedicated to victims of the disease thousands of them are buried here some sort of loon is believed many could have been saved if received by government had been used probably. this symmetry is a constant reminder of one of sort of leone's darkest moment activists and survivors still struggling to recover. court they want to accountability one hundred fourteen million dollars of money meant to fight the disease. the history of it really strikes one striking. all rich war that was just what it will are we are just recognizing that our government is prepared that our government to show us the money does whatever so that side to respond to a virus that is what we do it is a government official told of his era but they've not received communication on the
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matter from the regional court. government says more than four thousand people died here activists say the numbers are higher. for now their biggest challenge is dealing with the health complications and the stigma of having contracted the virus . with. water the city of young. and australia hundreds of people have been forced to flee their homes in the state of victoria as bushfires raging across four hundred thousand square kilometers a dozen properties have been destroyed already with almost forty towns under threat . it's now six months and some earthquake in mexico city left hundreds dead and thousands without shelter since then politicians have been criticized for how they've treated survivors and over the reconstruction process as john heilemann reports. it's not easy getting ready for work in the morning when you live in a tent that's how it's been for six months for patti since her home was damaged in
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last september's earth quake she has her few possessions with her. i haven't really slept in six months we take turns who's on watch who is then we look for a chain to close the gate we use ropes there's people who try to get in a handful of camps like patty's adulthood around the capital thousands of others were damaged tiles is living with relatives or paying rent that they can ill afford elsewhere while they wait for the more than three hundred fifty million dollar reconstruction budget to kick in much of it hasn't done yet and that's partly because the city committee set up to administer the funds led by local lawmakers was plagued by irregularities for experts on the advisory panel resigned in protest among them. all that in this moment i can say that the money has been managed with the desirable transparency. that's a worry especially with elections coming up siesta the net i'm not saying if the
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use of this money isn't rigorously made transparent it's possible that it's going to end up being diverted many know and others hope the city's finance secretary freshly assigned to clear up the mess will stop that from happening everything would be to fine it would be up on the internet platform for all the things we would be able to feed the wild west on with every dime that the budget. for the reconstruction was was supposed to go through from the start the city government has tried to create more checks and balances than elsewhere in the country to stop funds going astray but starting almost a new will mean more delays officials admit that they've been improvising and you can still really see that there are some temporary centers like this one offering loans but in general information on how to get help has been little publicized and often inaccurate or confused. civil organizations say even the census of the damage
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caused by the earthquake still isn't complete it's led to a situation in which people still don't know what comes next. so they had to. politics.
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of law. even we don't visit modern enough culture and cultural events are important in any country absolutely anything for us all because that's what it says we are i think a lot more by neil it said really nice things about pakistan i think that the people every person i've met in pakistan has been fantastic so you couldn't ask for a better and better for the country it's a rare jammed by the pakistani are. the richness of the whole city. the beer knowledge is the force. and this historic city it will not only show gets progress on the orders for the rest of the war but also give an opportunity for new yorkers to learn from all those people who have come all the way to partnership baird and this richer vein although there are more than fifty yards. in iran syria longer europe and the us. i feared it was really excited it's
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like a new journey has become and we are learning from them they are learning from not only an exchange of. patience and have experiences and very incomes are times of relative calm and the safety and security situation improves organizers believe it will encourage people to participate in events like they know is a opportunity. for people to come and visit. for. casual. and to be able to see the whole to be able to see focus on that we all are living and we're all a part of the same global culture and its business as usual here things go up and down but these days things are going up and down a little that was back at the old museum one of the seven locations for the event it is not difficult to understand their rich tapestry. but their message
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heritage that long border. with this rich traditions of. the war pakistan it is time for sports. thanks very much chelsea are through to a second successive english f.a. cup semi final but they needed extra time to get past less so on sunday elvira marotta put chelsea ahead in the first half but jamie vadi equalized for the hosts to force extra time it was substitute pedro who headed home in the one hundred fifth minute to put chelsea in front again sealing their spot in the last four two one. which also have been drawn with southampton who beat thirty's side wigan a little earlier and not just united and tottenham will play in the other semifinal now those matches will take place on the twenty first and the twenty second of april at wembley where top men will have something of a home advantage they've been playing home games there this season while the new
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stadium is being built now barcelona have made it thirty six matches unbeaten in spain's top flight after two no victory over athletic bilbao. there put them ahead after just eight minutes before leno messi scored his twenty fifth goal in the league of the season at mr valverde side now have an eleven point lead at the top of the standings. and that is off to second place atletico madrid lost two one at villareal on sunday but look at that it was an absolute go fest in madrid chris center and although schooled four goals israel beat sharon us six three and rail off third in the standings but still fifteen points adrift of leaders boss alona christian the elder and barcelona's lino messi maybe some of the best footballers in the world but both trail liverpool's most salah in the scoring ranks the egyptian striker has become the top goal scorer across europe's a five major leagues and says he's flattered to be compared to messi by his own
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manager you can call up some of the carbonite give you lie of course when they compare you to a great player and he's one of the best over the last few years it's great for me but i think the comparison is more about our goal tally rather than our style i read what they write on social media in the end social media spot it won't affect me change my mood and change my life sometimes we talk we laugh about ice things but in the end it's a complement the new mighty g.p. season is underway the first race of two thousand and eighteen in cattle provided a last lap thriller to cassie's and rid of a zero so over to mark mark head and just managed to hold off the reigning world champion the video said crossing the line by me at no point not two seven seconds ahead of the spaniard valentino rossi completed the podium. the way.
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south korea is celebrating the end of a successful winter games and its first ever gold medal at the winter paralympics it marks the end of a historic event where so north and south korea uniting at the olympics and north korean athletes participating in the winter paralympics for the very first time kathy novak reports from killing chang just over five weeks ago athletes and visitors arrived in this snowy region of south korea for the winter games now that much of the snow has melted and the final medals have been awarded it's time to say farewell with the closing ceremony for the biggest ever winter paralympics about five hundred seventy athletes from forty nine countries took part in clude ing for the first time in a winter paralympics north korea the show of unity started with athletes from both koreas marching under a unified flag at the olympic opening ceremony they helped to make these the pisa
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lympics that the south korean government had hoped for. the olympics acted as the path that led to donald trump and kim jong un agreeing to hold talks and korea became a driving force behind promoting peace to single you don't like a really big deal a lot of people have said that the winter games lead to the easing it into korea which is very positive and i feel great about it south koreans enthusiastically supported the paralympics with record breaking ticket sales but many complained they couldn't watch korean athletes competing because of a lack of television coverage. it was difficult to tell our children who was competing at the paralympics them with what kind of disability it's hard to find out if it's not in the media so that was a bit disappointing petitions to the president lead to broadcasters showing more paralympic events. it's hoped to these paralympics will help improve conditions for
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people with disabilities in south korea here in the host city organizers build and upgraded facilities to help make them more accessible but around the country older buildings narrow pathways and an even surfaces can make getting around challenging for those with impairments their issues being shared with the host cities of the next summer and winter games tokyo and beijing so we want to take advantage of the fact that we are staying here in asia for a decade to really prove accessibility but also the way people perceive persons with an impairment because it's not only about physical structures is about mentality as the international paralympic committee president closed to the celebration he paid tribute to the renowned scientist stephen hawking who passed away on wednesday and like the athletes here refused to allow his disability to hold him back kathy novak al-jazeera chuang south korea or pyongyang has now handed
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the olympic flag to the next host city beijing in four years' time china will try to better its medal hole like it just won gold leaving them in twentieth place the united states topped the table with thirteen goals behind them with the n.p.a. or neutral paralympic athletes the name given to russia's compares to us and canada came in. a time limit champion merrit gergen ended her record breaking season with a flourish in the final event of the cross-country skiing world cup as for the norwegian heidi being seal the overall title bugan who became the most decorated olympian of all time in china last month when the ten kilometer pursuit in sweden on sunday the thirty seven year old finished sixteen point seven seconds out of the nearest challenger jessica diggins of the usa then finish down in eighteenth place but was still able to hang on to a lead in the overall standings to claim her second consecutive crystal globe. elsewhere in sweden the final alpine skiing races of the world cup season were cancelled because of high winds the cancellation gave it to a ravens bird
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a third giants line slalom title and first since two thousand and twelve michela shifrin picked up the slalom and overall ladies title austria's marcel her show was crowned men's slalom and overall champion and that is all useful for now more later . and that does it for the al-jazeera news alba to stay with us ali but he was here without a full news focus and. when the winning the will of the people hinges on the mass media state p.r. machine is going to overdrive. but just who he's been filling in saying. we just don't know yet where the lines will be drawn between what can be said and what comes after that. some journalists decided to sacrifice their integrity for outside polling the media opinion the listening post base time on al-jazeera.
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education is struggling to keep pace often failing to prepare children for today's world. but some schools are changing the rules that are given how they can and how the baby girl. with astonishing results. that even. if it but our. rebel education early learning mexico at this time on al-jazeera. i am russian president vladimir putin celebrates says he looks set to return to office for a fourth tab.

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