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given the financial incentive to do that pricing the planet at this time on al-jazeera. is a very important source of information for many people around the world when all the cameras are gone i'm still here go into areas that nobody else is going to talk to people that nobody else is talking to and bringing that story to the forefront. this is. our i'm sick trance and this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes live in a putin gets down to business after a landslide election victory but he's getting a frosty welcome from brussels as the u.k. nerve agent attack on ten years to raise tensions breaks it break through the e.u.
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and the u.k. reach a deal on a transition phase but still no solutions for ireland and its people flee the rebel enclave of fears that some are disappearing into the syrian government's jails. i'm going to get your oscar in doha with the day's sports news but the first major of the golf season on the horizon tiger woods is being tipped as the favorite for the masters. credible return to the. first to russia where president vladimir putin has already started tell a out what he plans to do with his next six years in office who has been receiving calls from leaders all over the world congratulating him on his landslide election victory one that will make him the longest serving ruler of russia since joseph
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stalin but there is unease among some in particular european leaders who will live in moscow in a moment but first this report from lawrence lee. the russian president spent monday basking in the warm glow of his record breaking success he had said he wanted to reach out to his opponents and build bridges abroad meeting with all the bees and candidates his language could hardly have been more conciliatory. we must vote and we will give necessary attention to further strengthening the country's national defense capability but i want to tell you now that no one is going to accelerate any kind of arms race if we plan to build relations with all the countries in the world in a way that is constructive we will aim for and of course encourage our partners towards constructive dialogue. fears that his vote share might go down to prove groundless after all even if there was the minor inconvenience of people being filmed stuffing huge reams of ballot papers into boxes still the margin of victory
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was such that even independent monitors excepted the cheating didn't make much difference it was a one horse race most candidates publicly expressed certainty that the incumbent president would prevail in action with many of the candidates themselves stating that they did not expect to win the election lect generally in competition thus efforts to increase the turnout predominated over the come pain for. after his victory on sunday putin thanked his supporters we're one big team he said but the same cannot be said of his relationship with the european union whose foreign ministers met in brussels on monday in recent days russia had accused several countries including sweden and slovakia of holding supplies of the nerve agents used to poison the spice script the european backing of the u.k. position on the poisoning also led germany to question its entire partnership with
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russia to get mr wagner and the results of the russian election a surprise or surpass much as the circumstances of the election obviously it is impossible to speak a fair political contest as we know it a fact that this result was also achieved on what a speck of night is crimean territory it's another aspect which we find unacceptable we continue in the knowledge that russia will remain a very difficult partner oh say that when it comes to finding international solutions russia is indispensable for germany to question the strength of its relationship with russia is a far far bigger problem for the kremlin than the collapse of its relations with the u.k. at so that's hugely condom matri language from countries like sweden and slovakia in recent days and it starts to look like a much bigger structural problem for russia with its so-called european partners only adding to the sense of isolation for vladimir putin the real worry for russia is that germany is on the point of signing
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a big new deal to import russian gas poland with long term hostility to russia is now urging the germans to scrap the deal many russians idolize their president because they regard him as impervious to pressure a strong man who can take on everyone single handed he might say he wants to get along with other nations but as he starts his fourth term more and more countries are lining up against him. and lawrence is live for us in various cold masco some criticism from the european election observers there but i'm guessing that's not really matter in. russia. no it's completely water off a duck's back suit to be honest with you i think the russians would have to swallow the critiques and criticisms that the election monitors put forward yes of course the o.s.c. said it didn't recognize the result at all in crimea because it regards aleksei to the crimea by russia as illegal and a breach of ukraine's. territorial integrity well the russian answer that would be
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well ninety percent of people in crimea crimea voted for putin and so he was the people's choice there what's not to like about that equally modest has said well those ballot box stuffing and the media was unfair on the other candidates were no good at all that's that sort of thing and the answer from the russian side to that would be well he won by a landslide anyway do you actually think it made any difference to the results and the answer that of course would be no but i dare say that even if alexina valmy the main opposition candidates who was barred had been allowed to stand it probably wouldn't made any significant difference either what it would have done would have made putin's margin of victory probably a bit less but really in terms of russia's choice it was always going to overwhelmingly be p.-p. putin and there is there must be leaders all over the world wondering what putin is going to do with these next ten hasn't given any indication of what its priorities are going to be. well i think certainly he would like to get on better with other
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countries and analysts here always say for all the bluster and the rhetoric he does want to try to normalize relations with the west in particular but the trouble is it's very difficult because if you take the crimea for example that is now a permanent block to his relation with the european union as is the continued bombing of syria and all that kind of thing notable by the way that a part of the white house tonight telephoned or got in concert with putin but stopped short of congratulating him so in that sense that you can see the tensions are still there equally at home if they ceased to be putin's last term as president i'm sure he'd quite like to cement his legacy by equalizing some of the massive wealth disparity is across the country moscow sucks up all the money passes siberia and the cities in the regions are just as poor as they were when putin came to power all those all those years ago can he do it's very difficult to say when
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you've got a closely there live in moscow i'm staying on relations with russia independent experts arrived in the u.k. to assess the nerve agent used to poison a former russian spy and his daughter it comes amid the deepening tensions between britain and russia to resume a continues to point the finger at russia while vladimir putin has demanded the u.k. provide evidence or apologizes but it's not clear if the scientific analysis will prove wasco was responsible for the attack as barnaby phillips explains. the technical experts from the o.p.c. w. will be collecting samples in and around sort of what the british government says is the nerve agent know each of the o.p.c. w. will be able to make its assessment of whether the british government is correct it doesn't follow however that they will be able to say with any certainty where these particular samples were ninety factures whether they were actually made in russia
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or not the o.t.c. w will simply be confirming the identity of the substance it may do that in its own laboratory and one of twenty other designated laboratories around the world and get them to help confirm the identity but it will not point the finger of blame at russia for using this particular agent if the finger of blame is to be pointed at anyone it will have to be done through united nations circles meanwhile the rhetorical war between the british government and the russian government grows ever more hostile boris johnson is the man the foreign secretary who's led the attack from this side over the weekend in interviews here in london he was saying that there had been evidence over the past decade that russia had kept. stocks of nerve agent and i had been looking at ways in which they could be used in assassination he's been in brussels rallying support from other countries this is
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a classic rushy strategy so trying to conceal the legal truth. based. distribution and it really strikes me to get to you for example today is it true view of to the assassination that it's going to be you can not believe that he and he will be in the meanwhile we understand that the russian diplomats who are due to be expelled from this country given a week to leave by to resume a statement here in the house of commons last week will be leaving person on tuesday with much more to come on this news hour the state of the world's fresh water supply or lack of it takes center stage in brazil where live to find out what the big issues are a stark warning from the u.n. as it reveals humanitarian needs have doubled over the last year in the democratic
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republic of congo and roger federer loses for the first time in twenty eighteen one latino potro wins the indian wells title. the syrian government has heavily criticised what it calls turkey's occupation of the city of affray in and is demanding turkish forces withdraw troops allied with the free syrian army seize the region's main town from syrian kurdish forces the weekend turkey says it now plans to expand its military operation to other kurdish held towns in syria including man be. president erdogan says his forces could also intervene in iraq. of. controlling the city center of afrin yesterday we completed the most important phase of operation olive branch now we will continue this process with members and you know. and chemistry until we
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remove all of this cardinal let's get more on this joining us live now from washington is bill and who is the director of the second project at the center for strategic and international studies us very much for joining us on al-jazeera festival can we just look at the situation the president has just talked about how he's going to now extend this mission after taking our friend to the neighboring areas could there be a chance that the turkish soldiers and are now fighting against american soldiers in those areas or absolutely there are american soldiers in. who are working with the white e.g. the syrian kurdish militia which turkey says is aligned with the p k k which has been fighting for thirty years under the umbrella of the syrian democratic forces but alliance. to graca back from isis and missed out on
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a prison there no one has been talking about the need for the american forces there to withdraw the u.s. has shown no inclination to accept this or that we could promised in the past and in the event that turkish forces together with allies are directed to members there is a real possibility of a confrontation between turkish and american forces what indeed is going to happen do you think when the turkish forces move out of these areas i mean surely they're not going to occupy them so all of a thinking that is the thinking that they will end up being given back to free syrian army rebels and stay in their hands because they've been fighting alongside o. or will the regime get a hand in this. well obviously the second is a nonstarter for her because her has actually allied itself with the opposition elements opposition to assad let us remember on the the banner of the f.s.a.
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not just in this operation which has resulted in the capture of a friend but also in the previous euphrates shield operation you know where turkey together with the f.s.a. opposition forces has been occupying an area between the between afrin and the other kurdish country on which begins a number given the fact that they have not withdrawn from that area in the past three years gives a pretty good indication that intends to stay there and rely primarily on the f.s.a. forces to continue to occupy that area and i you getting the sense really the turkey is using the syrian conflict to have a much wider footprint and any of the kurdish areas and there's even talk i think the president said today that it could even ten up and send which is on the border with iraq and syria this is an awfully long way away from where they are now but this is that the pretensions you think of the turkish move into that parts of syria
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. well. president on has been absolutely clear on this that what he intends to do is to clear that area of the y.p. g. from the euphrates all the way to the iraqi border and you're absolutely right he talked again today about moving into iraq to attack since you are not happens to be the area where the p.k. kate self what we could call the parent organization of the of the y.p. g. is based charges intervened through air force raids in iraq before but what i think you're threatening to do is to send ground forces just as you did in our friend a clearly this is a major undertaking you know to have an operation in iraq and before that to clear that all the way from the euphrates. iraqi syrian border and we're just going to have to wait and see you know whether this will extend the
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capabilities of the turkish army and in iraq of course that's remember you cannot use the if it's a forces that's unique force variable only in syria or in the pursuit of turkish goals very grateful for your thoughts on this but an early reza thank you very much for joining us. saying in syria and reports are emerging that syrian government forces have arrested hundreds of people as they fled over the past few days the syrian government backed by russia launched an offensive to retake a rebel held area then damascus over a month ago since then more than a thousand people have been killed and tens of thousands more have fled as they know how the ripples. estimates vary on the number of civilians who have crossed into government controlled territory because of military operations in eastern huta but it's believed to be in the tens of thousands many people found themselves back under government rule as frontlines quickly changed the pro syrian government camp is calling this a victory
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a liberation but human rights organizations are expressing concern following as of yet unverified reports of people going missing or arrested no one it's fair minded about the violations that we have seen in places of detention by government forces from torture ill treatment sexual violence and even executions in order to ensure the security of these people that are fleeing from the center. we do need to have independent monitors on the ground thousands remain trapped inside an ever shrinking rebel enclave many of them are wanted by the state because they were involved in opposition activities medics civil defense volunteers are particularly vulnerable so are media activists who the government accuses of being terrorists a reporter working for the syrian opposition orient t.v. is missing the organization says he is being held along with members of his family by the government it is demanding his release not to distant relatives or.
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leaving through state quote of those on the president of the. international community is what is. the pro-government alliance has recaptured approximately eighty percent of the enclave eastern huta is now divided into three pockets in the north the largest town duma is surrounded it's the same case in nearby harasta and both are split off from the rest of the area the rebels still control some towns in the southern edge. each rebel faction controls different pockets after out of controls harass the socialist that controls the north and fire local rough man controls the southern towns the three rebel factions are involved in separate negotiations with the russian military they are insisting that the negotiations do not involve an evacuation of civilians and rebels but it is clear
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that anything short of a surrender will be a nonstarter for the pro-government alliance the situation on the ground is an indication the talks are not going well the pro-government alliance resumed its offensive from the air and on the ground after a brief lull piling more pressure on the opposition since the military campaign began just over a month ago the russian military and the syrian government have made clear that agreeing to leave to go to other rebel held areas is the only option the opposition has if the military assault is to end. beirut the palestinian president has blamed hamas for a bomb attack on a convoy transporting the country's prime minister last week president mahmoud abbas described the attack on the dollar in gaza as despicable and sinful the prime minister wasn't home when the roadside bomb exploded as his convoy entered the gaza strip he was heading to a ceremony in an area dominated by the hamas faction. the united nations
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humanitarian chief has given a sobering briefing to the un security council about the situation in the democratic republic of congo marc low says the humanitarian needs have doubled over the last year in the country and millions are in need of aid humanitarian needs caused by internal conflicts have doubled over the last year thirteen million people need humanitarian assistance more than four point six million children are acutely malnourished including two point two million suffering severe acute malnutrition. re seeing mushroom ing epidemics including the worst outbreak of cholera in fifteen years there is also an epidemic of sexual violence most of it on reported and on addressed and much of it against children has been a major step forward in talks between the united kingdom and the european union ever break that the two sides have agreed the terms of a two year transition phase just
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a year before britain is due to withdraw is designed to reduce any sudden shocks of britain's departure will give the u.k. the freedom to negotiate and sign trade deals with the rest of the world immediately but it's still no agreement on the question of the irish border with the u.k. with distant to europe's back up plan of keeping northern ireland in the customs union sunday ago as well. much goodwill between the u.k. briggs's secretary david davis and the chief breaks of negotiator michel barnier a lot being made about the fact the progress that has been made that means coming to the agreement on those two main issues there one which would include the rights for european union citizens to be able to have enjoyed the same rights as e.u. citizens already living in the u.k. if they are to enter the country during the transition period this was something that had been resisted initially by the prime minister to reason may she had thought about saying that they should perhaps have different residency rights
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considering that they would enter the country knowing that the u.k. would eventually be leaving the european union but certainly on the point that this is a point that michel barnier was eager to play up in terms of the progress that is being made after all hard work that both sides have put in. this makes it possible today to reassure the four and a half million people british and european who are affected and concerned by break that those are the people who have been our priority from day one the priority of european parliament and the priority of the member state the other issue of course the u.k. is also able to pursue and negotiate third country deals but it will not be able to implement any of them until the end of the transition period which is the end of december twenty twenty the first day breaks that obviously being the first journey twenty twenty one but the other issue which is a sticking point here is still regarding the situation of northern ireland. is
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being put into place a backstop deal which would mean that if in the event that the u.k. would crash out without a deal then northern ireland would be protected in that would still be included as in the single market and the customs union to prevent any fracture or any issue between the border with the republic of ireland lot of work having. been put in there of course not forgetting the good friday deal which has been made so much of everything is trying to be placed into a position where tension along that border will be preserved as little as possible during the breaks negotiations of the forty thousand people are set to attend the latest world water forum in brazil shrinking lakes conflict over resources and increased pollution of water were just some of the major issues for the delegates to discuss in. a dunya sharma is there and joins us live it's
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a huge conference danielle as got lots and lots of issues how is it hoping to achieve any kind of impact on the ground. well that is a huge challenge the first world will to form was in america humoral code in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven and something like five hundred delegates attended back conference it's been every three years since then in various cities around the world and it has grown enormously in the number of delegates as you mentioned a large number of people coming to this particular conference and the issues also vost solutions to those issues are also being talked about i'm joined now by karen not from the world will to forum who are the main organizers of this conference i mean karen how is it that this conference is enormous conference is made relevant to the people who drink order which is everybody around the world well i'm here representing the world water council with green hand in hand with the brazilian government is hosting this april water forum and the world water council is firmly
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committed in achieving water security for all and not include involves people so for the first time at this well water forum we actually over the weekend had fifteen thousand people come and since then another ten thousand people come to come together to discuss the different issues sitting on water council believes it's important to bring people into his discuss these challenges how do we come to that together in partnership and how collaboration critically to meet the sustainable development all six speeches around achieving water and sanitation for all. and there's a lot of things being discussed here in a previous conference is solutions are on the table we know what the problems are they're all solutions that how of those solutions are they being implemented what is the money coming to finance these solutions so in the if they were what accounts was bringing different ideas particular around financing the work council's been very focused on the issue of financing we need to part with it globally approximately six hundred billion euros is needed for water infrastructure for
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water security for all so the only. council in this world water forum is actually bringing ten steps to address water infrastructure needs and through the collaboration all of the different organizations that come together in the world water forum the governments the local governments the parliamentarians the judges and prosecutors the indigenous group citizens society organizations and so forth to really say how do we parness how to globalise harness those resources to drive toward solutions so the form process is bringing forward those processes a woman or council is also launching a book on water security which brings nine case studies on how to address water security challenges which is the growing openness ation around the walls all to obesity a huge issue to make sure there's enough food to feed the giving upwards of people living in the cities around the wild what is being done to address the box so in terms of the urban issues the room water form has
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a focus to the high level panels on urban issues principally around sanitation meeting the sanitation challenge to the world water council has been working to bring forward a guide particularly for local governments on how to address issues that are in urban settings and i would want to emphasize sanitation that's something in terms of that really needs to be addressed globally karen kitchenette from the world with the council thank you very much. taken to his life from brasilia. still to come on this news hour a war of words iran has back in saudi arabia's claims that its de stabilizing the middle east. and the controversial plan for donald trump this time the president is considering imposing the death penalty to fix america's opioid crisis and then sports christian right now there are closes in on the yellow massey and the race to be spain's top goal scorer this season.
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hello there we're still seeing plenty of rain working its way across parts of the middle east the satellite picture shows up the systems very clearly we've got one spiraling its way across parts of iran that's working all the way up into kazakstan the next one following it is making its way through parts of iraq and then the final one is making its way into parts of turkey and whatever turkey is fizzling out so by the time we get to choose day just a good deal of cloud around too much in the way of wet weather and the system that was a rock is also desponding so the temperatures here are rising thirty degrees will be on maximum in baghdad pretty hot for us it's for the east where there's more in the way of cloud that's still going to be lingering over parts of afghanistan or though it does eventually begin to clear away as we head through wednesday a bit further towards the south and here in doha no major changes for us over the
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next few days so thirty degrees should be our maximum as we head through maybe thirty one pounds as we head into wednesday for the south temperatures much in that inflow will be up to thirty one as well for the southern parts of africa where we've been watching all cyclamen that spin hitting us in madagascar fortunately the worst of that is now clearing away strengthening as it makes its way southwards and is still pulling quite a few showers behind it so for some of us in madagascar they could still be some heavy downpours. what makes this movement to this era we're living for so unique this is really an attack on truth itself is a lot of misunderstanding a distortion isn't what free speech is supposed to be about the context is hugely important level right to publish it. to be offensive or provocative or whatever those people do setting the stage for a serious debate up front at this time on al-jazeera.
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one of the really special things about working for al-jazeera is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much and put in contribution to a story as we cover this region better than anyone else would be foolish is you know it's thirty turns to be believed but to give because you have a lot of people that are deployed on political issues. people believe to tell the real story so i'll just mend it used to do the work individualism we don't feel in cuba. across the globe. welcome back i remind our all of the top stories here on al-jazeera russian
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president vladimir putin has set out his vision for his next six years in office after winning the presidential election by a landslide he says russia has no desire for an arms race and will do anything it can to resolve its differences with other countries there are reports that syrian government forces have arrested hundreds of people who've been trying to flee the enclave of. over the past few days and there's been a major breakthrough in brics it talks between the e.u. and u.k. the two sides agreeing to the terms of the two year transition period after britain leaves the block. saudi arabia's crown prince has instigated a war of words after accusing iran of trying to destabilize the middle east mohammad bin solomon made the common say in an interview on u.s. television the head of his meeting with donald trump in washington on choose day in response iran has called the crown prince delusional and the same sort of a has more from tehran. the heir to saudi arabia's throne began his tour of the
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united states by pointing a finger at his country's arch rivals even though saudi arabia has played a major role in regional conflicts both past and present been some on blamed iran for instability in the middle east iran and. unfortunately iran is playing a harmful role in the iranian regime is based on pure ideology at the interval many of the al qaeda operatives are protected in iran and it refuses to surrender them to justice and continue to refuse to extradite them to the united states and this includes the sun i was some of the new leader of al qaeda he lives in iran and works out of iran and he's supported by iran. and despite the fact that saudi air strikes have killed thousands of people in yemen been solomon said iran is responsible for the ongoing conflict that led to the jihad on the of. the iranian ideology penetrated some parts of yemen during that time this militia was
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conducting military maneuvers right next to our borders and positioning missiles at our borders do you know. observers say the crown prince is exaggerating iran's role to justify the saudi actions which. you have a. lot. and also in order for action to rise to. in order to in the future. yeah he tried to. influence. in yemen her me this before and was a career diplomat he said comparing iran's supreme leader to adolf hitler and minimizing the military strength of iran's armed forces are signs of been so months in experience with. newcomers. to sure. here's
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a strong one on sunday iran's foreign minister signaled that been so mons comments were part of an ongoing campaign to keep iran from reestablishing itself in the international community we have made extensive efforts for normalizing relations and creating a suitable climate for talks with saudi arabia but unfortunately continuation of saudi arabia's illusions in the wake of the twenty fifteen iran nuclear deal shows that the country lacks adequate preparedness for talks with iran to reach an understanding iran and saudi arabia are on opposite sides of every major conflict in the middle east and recent comments by leaders from both countries would seem to show that a meeting of minds is unlikely to happen anytime soon the same bus ravi old zero to one. u.s. president says he's considering imposing the death penalty against criminals who smuggle large amounts of opioid drugs into the united states is the most controversial of a range of measures he's proposing to tackle the opium crisis and epidemic of drug
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dependency that's affecting more than two million americans opioids are powerful painkillers designed to replicate the effects of opium clued legal drugs like wolfy . as well as illegal ones like heroin many opioid addictions begin with legally prescribed medication by twenty twelve doctors in the u.s. we're handing out two hundred eighty two million o.p.o. prescriptions a year the results have been disastrous in twenty sixteen there were nearly sixty five thousand overdose deaths in the states two thirds of those involved opioids that's an average of one hundred fifteen a day we're joining us now from new york city is maria mcfarland sanchez moreno she's the executive director of the drug policy alliance which campaigns for the decriminalization of responsible drug use us very much for coming on to al-jazeera to talk about this first of all their statistics are quite extraordinary but it's
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difficult to overemphasize just how widespread this issue has got in the u.s. . well thanks so much for having me yeah the statistics are troubling about prescriptions of opioids some time ago that has stopped that stopped a number of years ago and that the real problem that we're dealing with in the united states now is a dramatic escalation in the rates of overdose. often related to opioids but specifically in connection with two things one is the mixing of opioids with alcohol or benzo die as a pan and the other one is the fact that often the heroin supply is laced with fentanyl which is a more potent synthetic opioid that is smaller and harder to detect and so is often being cut in into the heroin supply as a way to elude detection so that's what's driving the rise in overdose
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tens of thousands a year now and that should be the focus of this administration's efforts unfortunately the trumpet ministration has responded to the overdose crisis with only measures that would make it worse harsher sentences for drug dealers now this absurd proposal for the death penalty which will do nothing to help and is only meant as a cynical ploy to rile up trump's base to look tough on crime and only make the problem worse and we know that there are measures that could could improve the situation and he's not adopting them indeed and actually the president is speaking in new hampshire right now and discussing talking about exactly what he plans to do so we'll keep an eye on what he says about this rumor that he's going to suggest bringing in the death penalty you say you don't think that will help matters it will make things worse what if you were sitting in his chair would you suggest should be done because obviously something has to change. absolutely something has
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to change one of the major factors driving the overdose rise is the war on drugs itself because the fact that the us criminalize is personal drug use that it's primary response to people who have problematic drug use is to lock them up threaten them with prosecution and punishment instead of providing any kind of meaningful help means that people go underground it means that people become much more vulnerable to to risky behavior to infection because they can't access help because they're more likely to use dirty syringes they're more likely to get hiv hep c. and they're more likely to overdose we know that there are many other countries that have adopted different approaches that are much more focused on public health there are a number of european countries and canada our neighbor to the north that have
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focused on measures to reduce the harms associated with problematic drug use rather than just criminalizing everything so for example measures like supervised consumption sites where people can consume drugs under the supervision of trained professionals who can make sure that they don't overdose and hc who can then provide support and advice if people want to systems and treatment another thing that could be done is provide medication assisted treatment across the board in the united states it's actually very hard to access it here. and medication as a treatment is known to work with people who are some are struggling with with opioids so what we may lend you know based education drug checking other other options ok we will be listening in to the president to hear what he has to say we go through all of these before the fall and centrism around the thank you so much for your thoughts on this. right hayling company says it's working with police off
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to the death of a woman who was struck by one of the firm's south driving vehicles in arizona the accident in temp a just outside phoenix marks the first fatality from a self driving car us police say that when the incident happened the vehicle was in autonomous mode but with a person behind the wheel has now suspended itself driving vehicle program across the united states and canada a us democratic senator has sent a letter to the facebook c.e.o. demanding a response to allegations that the data of fifty million users was harvested by the consultancy firm cambridge analytic a whistleblower who worked at the political consultancy firm alleges the data was used to build a system that may have influence voters in the u.s. presidential election cambridge analytical worked for president donald trump's campaign and only u.k. bret's that referendum republican and democratic senators are calling for facebook
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c.e.o. mark zuckerberg to testify before congress. this data was used to create profiling algorithms that would allow us to explore mental vulnerabilities of people and then map out ways to inject information into different in different streams or channels of content online so that people started to see things all over the place that may or may not have been true this is a company that really took three clues to to the next level by pairing it with algorithms. nearly four months after he was sworn in as zimbabwe's new president. says significant progress has been made in reversing the endemic corruption under robert mugabe's rule his government set up a ninety day amnesty to return stone assets or face prosecution but critics say more needs to be done to make sure the recovered money benefits ordinary people
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aaron metasearch is in the capital harare. zimbabwe interface sticks to cash withdrawal limits from banks in an effort to end a crippling foreign currency shortages in a synagogue announced a three month amnesty for the return of funds illegally stashed abroad when he was sworn in last year the president says so far five hundred ninety one a million dollars has been returned the money has come for everyone rural north. koreans if you're lucky. to bring. true market the money is from export earnings payment of imports that never made it into the country and funds stashed in foreign banks but five hundred ninety one million dollars is still less than half of the one point four billion dollars expected almost two thousand individuals and companies who allegedly illegally stashed funds overseas were named the majority are in mining and agriculture the
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amounts vary from thousands to millions of dollars. several chinese companies and nationals have also been named but one god was his people who broke the country's exchange control laws will be prosecuted but some zimbabweans doubt many senior government officials will be investigated there are other individuals that are out there that are. of big political. use of force sure. but some things were very consistent and that the dog the regulators must surely be up there because. when i was the biggest challenge is fixing zimbabwe's economy ruled by decades of corruption and mismanagement and a robert mugabe's rule his government says is change the empowerment law to limit my george ownership by state entities to only diamond and platinum mines not the entire mining sector that could boost investors' confidence create jobs and bring
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more money into the country. al-jazeera. we're on mars later and. counseled a speech during her trip to australia because she feels unwell sochi received a ceremonial military welcome in canberra with australia's prime minister early on monday but she counsels an event in sydney on the same day out of the as i am summit it comes after hundreds of protesters gathered in sydney to protest me a mass treatment over hendra muslims sochi has been under fire for her silence about man last military crackdown in rakhine states at least seven hundred people in australia south east have been forced to leave their homes as raging bushfire spread the country's two most populous states of new south wales and victoria are most effected the bushfires have so far destroyed at least one hundred homes and killed cattle it's believed the fires were sparked by lightning and then
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intensified by joy when the temperatures have reached forty one degrees celsius in recent days. in monaco at least seventeen people have died tropical storm. of the country six thousand of those have been displaced the gusts of one hundred twenty kilometers an hour. they say need. regions where west affected. fifty one people died in january off the tropical eva the indian ocean and you are with the news hour coming up in just a moment i mean the students who are using technology to help protect women from abuse and harassment plus. who called who are threatened with a great sure bought those little. chine
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is a has long been considered and regional leader in the arab world for protecting women's rights but activists say the day to day life of many women is still being blighted by abuse and harassment. some university students who are using technology to help protect women for saddam and her fellow university students their mission isn't just clear it's also personal we're a team of first students who often thick public transportation and
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while we think public transportation we face sexual harassment a lot in the public spaces selma tells us it's a terrible and terrifying situation that women in tunisia face constantly it's why she and her team are developing a mobile app called safeness whatever you're working on the streets alone and you don't feel safe you will send your location to one of the trusted person that you that are subscriber in the app these person will get not if occasion and they will track your movements until you arrive safely home or arrive to the place you are heading to despite their busy class schedules they meet as often as possible the app will allow this victim if she wants to to know what are the police stations that are nearby and the hospitals that are around her so that she can take action at that moment even in a country many say is one of the most progressive in the region for women's rights this group says there's simply no time to waste. tunisia passed
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a landmark law last year criminalizing domestic violence since then several women here have launched initiatives to raise awareness about the numerous issues affecting their safety and security the new legislation also includes provisions outlawing sexual harassment in public spaces and what i want at a conference in the country's capital organized by us walk in the center a local women's rights organization participants discuss what more needs to be done i mean the if we have a no it's not it's not necessarily implemented or we don't have the budget or we don't have the process to to to monitor it and to to evaluate it and second the people are supposed to apply the lower legs the police are the misses they don't know they're not trained they don't have the skills and the tools to do that in this era of the me too movement selma and i should like others in attendance are encouraged it's been seeing through two thousand and seventeen there were many
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women that were raising their voices and taking action so it's really like a moment and yet i think it's we can make it they say real change whether through grassroots activism or technological advances can't come soon enough. tunis tunisia now time for us for let's go to joe into hell. see thank you well with just two weeks ago until the first major of the gulf season a surprise favorite has emerged for the masters tiger woods is being tip's by many to not only his first to win his first tournament in five years but also his fifteenth major when it comes to augusta now that social return to form which saw him pick up a second top five finish in as many weeks on sunday elise holeman has the story. there was no doubting who received the loudest cheers at the bank your club in orlando was. it's been five years since fourteen time major winner
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tiger woods has posted a victory on the professional tour but as he continues a comeback from multiple back surgeries for a second straight week woods found himself in contention during the final round was you asked me you know the beginning of the year that i would have a chance to win two golf tournaments. or take it on a heartbeat. while woods finished in a tie for fifth child of the late he can finally be considered again the next month's mazda's. i miss playing there i've been there for the for the dinner and as great as it is it's frustrating knowing that i'm you know i would have to say young enough to play the event as some of the other champions you know are not and i just have not been able to physically do it the most as is the only my jury looting rory mcilroy he also had inclined to tour victory since the twenty fifth of september
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twenty sixth the day that onil palma died but the northern irishman strauss hinted at the events named after the goshen brain was really proud of myself i have hung in there over the past sort of year with injuries and. you know taking a little bit of time off at the end of last year to to sort of get myself right come into this year and. you know all the all that were hard work as. has finally paid off mcelroy had started the round two shots behind us and i played a henrik stenson was but birdied five of the last six holes for a round of sixty four and just three shots victory was was i mean i played a perfect going to golf i got myself pretty chances on basically every hole. just executed shots the way i the way i wanted to when i needed to mcelroy another big name that will now be considered
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a contender for the queues for most my job was released home an al-jazeera roger federer says his loss in the final at indian wells stings and he has to just get over it the well number one so his seventeen match unbeaten streak and on sunday juan martin del potro rallied from three much points down in the third set to win six four six seven seven six and for their first defeat of two thousand and eighteen this is the biggest tournament the argentine has won since he beat federer to win the u. . so you can back in two thousand and nine. well i'm so happy to win a title like this many find. some monsters but today was the day for me number of attorneys on the three hours from our time leading rusher in the first time of the. votes means a lot to me. well madrid maybe well behind rivals bassline in the league a title race but rail coaches in
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a deans and believes christian or an elder can catch lino messi and become the top scorer in spain this season is after an ally found the back of the net four times on sunday in a six three win over sharon or he scored just four goals this season before january but has since added eighteen take him just three shy of missy's total of twenty five no player in europe's top five leagues has scored more than one elder in two thousand and eighteen look at. what rinaldo has is that ambition it's tremendous bishan because in every match in every training session in every play if he has a penalty he will make the penalty the maximum concentration a player needs even in training and that's why he's different from the others. well you may not have heard of them but dollops hamlet football club in london has been going for one hundred twenty five years they should be enjoying a successful season on the pitch but instead they're fighting to stop their
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identity from being removed lee wellings reports on how the problems with their owners should serve as a warning to bigger clubs in england and beyond. tucked away in south london a football club that has served its community for one hundred twenty five years it was built by american property investors named but when the local council didn't agree to their plans the company suddenly kicked the club out of its heart and even stated their attention to remove permission for dollar charlot to use that. this should be much time for dollar football club with hundreds of people in the community poor thing into the ground so watch that same plan instead the ground is locked a new fencing has been erected to keep them out was this the right being used as leverage like this has been a shock to fans of what is a friendly and socially conscious club with a track record for staging games for charlton. jays on
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a bitterly cold day hundreds of them gathered to stage a protest we were in the second example. is threat. to the community and everything to do with the value of money are really the matter is serious enough to have been braised in the u.k. column and this is an inclusive club which prioritises and racism which protests a good t.v. rights protests is women in football and you see that on. a saturday afternoon and at the gate how us fighting for their existence but not along the gulf in a respectful nothing ever in a league rivals to see the mitcham over twelve kilometers away quickly offer to share their ground and so much tie against worthing happens a daylight. refusing to let this affect them on the pitch by when the match three nil to reach the top of their division the promotion to level six of english
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football within their reach the. fans with their home comforts but this is about survival and pride yes been such a manic couple weeks and just the whole. liker turnout today such a testament to the power behind the club and just at its finest show you cannot win on this you know i think they should just take the money whatever money is on the table and leave suffolk county says it will try to buy the ground from inside the club and entered into talks with the meds i would not own saudis there was a request for an interview and to answer a simple question if their intentions are honorable then what aggressively threaten to remove a club's one hundred twenty five year old ny the english football association has yet to intervene and might be powerless to but they told me they're monitoring developments the question beyond this call of london is who i'm joel called. and what are they intend to do with it this club will not be frozen out. self
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funding and that is all the sport for now but to say in london. many thanks jerry that is it from a search on the news hour to jerry macdonald will be with you and just a moment with much more of the day's news thanks for watching. the scene for us where on line what is american sign in yemen that peace is always possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat there are people that there are choosing
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between buying medication and eating this is a dialogue i want to get and one more comment because this is someone who's an activist and has posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. is quiet the signal is given. out so it's safe to walk to school last year there are more than thirty murders in this community in one month the police say this area is a red zone one of several in some townships and kept our children sometimes at court in the crossfire when rival gangs fight so parents and grandparents have started what they call a walking past to try to take control gang violence i lost my booking wayland door years ago i also lost my but there are more than one hundred fifty volunteers working for several walking busses teachers say it is working class attendance has improved the volunteers also act as security guards. education is struggling to keep parents. from failing to prepare children for today's world. but some schools
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are changing the rules. our kids are happy that they can eat and how beginning. with stillness in results. in life a different book are. rebel education early learning mexico at this time on al-jazeera. russia's president strikes a softer tone towards the west after his election victory gets a cool reception. on the day i'm jim mcdonald this is al jazeera live from london also.

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