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the day on sunday but elsewhere it does look fine and dry for north america we've got more cold weather digging down from the north but at the moment in the southeast it's wet. the weather sponsored by qatar airways. winning the will of the people hinges on the mass media and state p.r. machine it's going to overdrive. but just who is influencing. we just don't know yet where the lines when drawn between what can be said and what conduct. some journalists decided to sacrifice their integrity for outside polling the media opinion the listening post base time on al-jazeera television. like.
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this is al-jazeera. hello i'm adrian set again this is the news out live from joe coming up in the next sixty minutes former cattle and president called us pushed along to let the region secession from spain has arrested in germany. only one rebel group is left in eastern with pro syrian government forces edging closer to taking control. but. fighting fish but some bullishness backed by the united arab emirates are being accused of war crimes. and sport australia cricket captain steve smith steps down from his role in the midst of a bold some print control to see smith has admitted to planning an illegal. tactic
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during the ongoing test match in south africa. the former president of spain's catalonia region has been arrested in germany carlos pushed about left catalonia after its assertion bit in october that its national arrest warrant was issued for him and six other cattle and leaders who went abroad was in finland on saturday but was detained while crossing into germany from denmark i was serious paul brennan is following developments in london paul who was pushed a month detained well we got some more details in the past hour adrian from german police he was detained by out of one police by motorway cops on the a seven which is the main highway which leads from the danish border through schleswig-holstein at the far north of germany heading back to belgium according to police demands
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lawyer he's currently being detained at a police station in the city of keel which is again still in the far north and his defense team are on route to represent him that the police say that they were acting under on a european arrest warrant and they say that he was arrested about eleven nineteen am that's local so ten thousand nine hundred g.m.t. but they're saying they're not giving any further details at the moment and the issue now is will he be extradited to spain or will he be allowed to continue on his way yeah i was going to ask you what happens next is there any precedent here. well that there is i mean what happens next i suppose depends very much on the nature of the arrest warrant bringing the viewers and you're up to speed with what we have so far as the spanish supremes court judge has been investigating priest a man and his separatist politician colleagues since last november and that's the
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very reason why priest of one fled from spain because if he had stayed he would have been placed in custody and denied bail didn't being denied bail meant he wouldn't have been able to contest last november's last december's catalan regional elections so on friday the judge decided there was sufficient evidence to actually issue a rest warrants and charge people with rebellion seven people separatist politicians who are still in spain were taken into custody and formally charged international arrest warrants were issued for the other six who had fled the country freedom on being one of those six as far as precedence go well we can remember two thousand and fifteen when one of our arabic colleagues al jazeera arabic journalist ahmed mansoura was detained in germany on an international arrest warrant that had been issued by egypt now the paperwork was in order but the egyptian sorry the german government intervened on in that case and said that they would veto the extradition
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to egypt because they felt it was a politically motivated prosecution and that while they weren't convinced by the rule of law was rebuffed enough in egypt i'm pretty sure that colors police tamar's lawyers will argue the same thing a kind of politically motivated case please throw it out i think they're going to have a more uphill task trying to prove that given the fact that spain is a member of the european union many thanks data as paul brennan there live in london. syria's government is closing in on eastern goosen in the capital damascus rebels in two areas have surrendered at a withdrawing to northern province which is one hundred fifty kilometers away thousands of civilians and fighters a being moved out of the old place the group says it wanted to put an end to the human suffering after more than a month of government bombardment. this
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is the second rebel group to surrender east and qusay in recent days that leaves duma as the last rebel stronghold in the area fighters there though a negotiating a surrender deal with russia and could soon hand over the territory to government forces let's draw this together with al-jazeera zeta who is in beirut. the evacuations are continuing fighters their family members as well as civilians being
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bussed out of what was once the rebel controlled enclave of eastern to the rebel controlled province of idlib in the northwest of the country this is part of course of the evacuation deals or what amounts really to a surrender the rebels didn't have much of a choice they were besieged by government forces and there was a relentless bombing campaign that was targeting civilians who were trapped inside so it's not only the fighters who are leaving it is people who are involved in opposition activities media activists people that we've been speaking to telling us that we're only able to pack a few belongings and we're going to the unknown we're leaving behind our homes our lives will we be able to rebuild our lives once again will we be able to return to our homes so these people are really afraid of what comes next because they're going to live which is also not a safe area it is an area which is a target really of the pro-government alliance but the pro-government alliance declaring victory as saying that they're clearing the area from what they call
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terrorists eastern huta has long been a thorn in the side of the government the last major rebel stronghold close to the capital close to the government seat of power there have been numerous attempts over the years to recapture eastern huta but the government lacked the manpower they were busy on many front lines but this time around it was an all out to military campaign and the only choice the opposition had was to surrender meanwhile turkey says that it has control of all areas in the region in the north of syria the military and allied rebels captured the main town there last week they launched a ground offensive against kurdish fighters in late january around two hundred thousand people have been displaced. rights groups are calling for an investigation into war crimes in yemen they want the perpetrators identified and held to account besides violations by hooty rebels and the bombing campaign by the saudi led coalition many armed groups operating in the country some of them backed by the
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united arab emirates some of the job and reports. trainees of the southern belt forces were originally being prepared to fight isis and then by the in yemen the militia was formed in two thousand and sixteen by the internationally recognized government but since then the security built forces are operating beyond the control of the government of president dr blumenthal. they're funded and controlled by the united arab emirates along with other groups in the provinces ahead remote and shabba war ravaged yemen is already divided on sectarian tribal and religious lines there is a fear that parallel security operations would endangered any attempt by the government to gain strength there's also the lack of accountability in the way these forces have been working human rights watch says security built and hundred mi elite forces have used excessive force during arrests and raids detain family members of wanted suspects to pressure them to voluntarily turn themselves in arbitrarily arrested and detained men and boys the danger in with adults and
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forcibly disappeared dozens the u.a.e. as part of the saudi led coalition leads these forces as a counterterrorism effort in southern and eastern yemen that's where groups like al qaeda in the arabian peninsula and i still have roots information obtained by al jazeera suggests an estimated twenty thousand fighters are part of these counter-terrorism militias rights groups are calling on the newly established u.n. panel of experts on yemen to impartially investigate the patterns of abuse and identify those responsible i'm just international believes war crimes have been committed there is absolutely no justification for parties to the conflict to me to be using this this military target or the fact that they're operating against terrorists and what they call terrorism surely by these rules of the war which have been put in place primarily to protect civilians the number of those earning a living by enrolling in some security forces has spiked in the last three years.
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with no peace expected and in time soon the war machine is likely to go on with impunity along with disastrous consequences for yemen civilian population. some of the jarvey and that there was almost three years to the day since the saudi led coalition intervened in yemen for millions that spent three years of suffering. the u.n. says that more than five thousand civilians have been killed directly by the conflict thousands more though have died from cholera diptheria and starvation three quarters of the population lacks access to water food and medical care and two million children are acutely malnourished five thousand of them have been killed or injured hits couple andre is the middle east regional director for unicef he joins us now via skype from amman good to have you with us and child poverty was pretty bad before the war began three years on how much worse has it got paid
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a picture for us well indeed much much worse has it gone. where at the onset of the war we had about one hundred seventy thousand children suffering the life threatening severe acute malnutrition today three years later that that's the guy has more than doubled to day we are talking of at least or four hundred thousand children facing this life threatening situation there is more around in two thousand and fifteen now we have one point five million children out of school already today that's think there is over million children not that then being educated. with outbreaks of cholera diptheria and worsening child malnutrition how does an organization like unicef prioritize that
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the constant and ever shifting challenges on the ground. well first and foremost an organization like unicef never ever gives out as long as children are so rahul as long as children are suffering we will be there to be their cloisters but also to with them and to their needs out for the moment in yemen every single thing is a priority the be it access to drinking water be it being children to be vaccinated the children going to school provide a little bit of safety and protection for children all our priorities are themes on the ground and let me call them that they are part of the look of heroes are working day and night through our seven offices who are a yemenite they are working day and night tending to the most pressing needs of.
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children so we try to work very best to deliver the stand ready to deliver more but that will require a smooth operation from beyond or at least be in the north or in the south but for the moment to be losing too much time tomorrow and too much energy in the group being accept this you want to be off the south we just finished negotiating and i am happy to be in a positive way the whole nation campaign that will help prevent them out of brink of the one we have known in two thousand and seventeen as more than a million people effect that what it took to convince the authorities that the banks donation is needed and thus to have them out we have been discussing with the author at least the import of what is needed to get access the drinking water you
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will for example or even water pipes or solar panels again who. a lot of time lost in disgust on things that should never be discussed considering the devastating situation in which children in yemen find themselves to date or at unicef to an amazing job in yemen but it but it can't do it alone. are you getting the assistance that you need as an organization from the international community a definitely unicef that cannot the stop the war on children in yemen that's the responsibility of the fighting parties that's the responsibility of those who are supporting the fighting barbie's and to date i have been symbols straightforward request all those who are climbing or supporting the fighting parties. how do you think your billions of dollars that you are currently
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investing in warfare how do you think this serves children i can tell you as the children's organization that it doesn't serve a single child in yemen we only need a few hundreds of millions of dollars much much more to ensure that children get down again that access to vaccination of children can go back to school but and children will move their families safe and can be protected to ensure this is yours make that choice if you want to continue your lease through our children's lives rather point hurt your family and make it available to acts that were sure for those children a bright future but a couple or a few kids took thanks indeed. thank you this is the news hour from up zero still to come on the program lush mountain ranges but no water how the war in afghanistan is making it tougher to secure one of life's most precious resources. calls to
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treat them better rallies across australia in support of asylum seekers. that it supports about in battle takes an early be in the race for the formula one world title. it's been revealed to the u.s. government of the united arab emirates missed an opportunity to detain the late leader of the taliban while he was visiting jubei that's according to a report in the washington post act on mohamad months or took charge of the taliban in twenty fifteen after the armed group revealed that its leader mohammed omar had died the post says that in twenty eight twenty sixteen the us became aware that none sought was in dubai raising money and shopping u.s. officials were reportedly discussing what to do about him but before a decision could be made months or left for iran according to the post then
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president barack obama's national security adviser susan rice requested that his plane be turned around but the iraqis said that it was too late from iran months or traveled on to pakistan where the americans were once again aware of his whereabouts and killed him in a drone strike let's speak to michael semple who's a visiting research professor at queen's university belfast he joins us now via skype good to have you with us michael what do you make of these reports why do you think the the u.s. and the. chose or perhaps failed to pick him up. well i think this this whole story tells us a bit about their momentum and sort of the mob it tells us a bit about the geography of that the consummate enough on the stand and of course it gives us an insight into the dynamic is that the at the big hours to be at the u.s. faces when trying to deal with this kind of conflict. the first bed on
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a thermometer months or the man you know he really was somebody with a huge amount of self-confidence and almost like just spot yes i'm absolutely sure he was traveling in the region. i was vaguely aware of it and of the the data the details available but i knew that he was somebody who had the supreme leader confident and was perfectly capable of getting in the car himself and young driving a long distance traveling across borders using his you know. using his because we illegally obtained us more than a in a soul's name traveling around the gulf doing the things which are described in this because he had the self-confidence to do it in crunch asked to the taliban leader before him and after him so that it also could just i do it again that you know that was it was a monument as a leader who is prepared to travel around without bodyguards but what it tells us is about the the geography of the war ok the fighting and dying are basically being
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done inside afghanistan but this war rests on a a well developed conflict economy that conflict economy involves linkages through to pakistan through to iran and through to all the gulf countries because this is not just this is not a tale about you know shadowy meetings with you know intelligence agencies and covert state support this is a this is a story about a regionalized criminal economy which fuels the war in afghanistan which after moments months or as a leader of the taliban was tapping into to fund his organization which i would contend is a way in which the ongoing conflict in afghanistan helps to criminalize the countries of the region and is a threat to the region not just a threat to the people of afghanistan ok so why did the u.s. and the iraqis fail to pick him up here was this a security failing or was it a deliberate act to think to let him go to see where where he went knowing his
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whereabouts and knowing that they could they could strike him they could take him out with a drone whenever they wanted too. my understanding about intelligence is that normally intelligence is fairly fragmentary and you only get part of the picture not all of the picture so really the the story which is you know which has come out now was that. during the trip to divide the authority got closer to months or than the. real time reporting but it wasn't you know it wasn't quite up to date and it wasn't like they you know that i'm on the drone observation or something so i mean i think they missed it they would have they would have been delighted to arrest him if they could are certain the americans would be delighted to see him see him arrested he was more useful alive than dead but i think that. the again this self-confident person he also knew that there was always a risk of being exposed to keep on the move be a bit unpredictable and you know his pursed his base and his good field craft you
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know kept him a step ahead of the the m rockies and the americans on the move however they you know as soon as the as soon as the americans got this lead in and by it helped them reacquire them because of course they couldn't pick up pick up the lead once you got into into iran and and duck left to situate where the intelligence agents are tracking him and ultimately it comes up to the president they've got a chance of a clear shot of him when he you know when he's reached back is done and the president united states is faced with this tremendous thailand do you authorize your people to strike or do you not fascinating professor good to talk to you many thanks indeed michael semple there in belfast thank you will years of conflict in afghanistan have created one of the world's worst water crises less than a third of the population that has access to clean drinking water thousands of children die each year because of contamination and poor sanitation attorney pertly reports from kabul. the hindu kush mountain range a wonder of nature and
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a giver of life it has the highest concentration of snow in places outside the polar region and is afghanistan's main source of water. but it's under threat there has been a rapid retreat and melting of glaciers at the current rate they will disappear by twenty fifty. their water water's. sources of there is no life so with something happen something unfortunate happen of course does the loss of human. melting glaciers are not the only problem forty years of conflict and the gleg to take a toll on an antiquated water and sanitation system just twenty seven percent of the population has access to clean water only twenty percent in rural areas this is the way most of kabul's poor get their water stand pipes open for a few hours every day the water system was designed in the one nine hundred eighty
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s. to cope with a population of a few hundred thousand today nearly six million people live in the capital muscle that says that like the man i go to school at six o'clock in the morning and when i return i have to carry water buckets to my home up the hillside and for that reason i'm too tired to do my homework. lack of education has led to poor hygiene people deaf acadian rivers and few boil the water they drink most rivers are contaminated every day rule so each flows into the kabul river from six thousand channels and is having serious health consequences twenty five percent of the deaths of children under the age of five are due to what a great combination and bad sanitation ten thousand children die every year because of die rule and water where an infection and disease account for more deaths in afghanistan the bombs and bullets forty years ago the population was thirteen million today it is around thirty six million causing a huge thirst but a shortage of reservoirs and pumping stations means just thirty percent of water is
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retained. improvements are being made in kabul this pumping station is part of an eighty million dollars german project to increase the number of connected homes from ten thousand to one hundred thousand more but we still need technical and financial support from the international community and the sectors such as improving water management and for greasing capacity we also need support for exit queuing technical issues. you can only supply water if you have it and because of the melting glaciers afghanistan has just over thirty years to come up with a solution to his predicted water loss before nature turns off the tap tony berkeley al-jazeera kabul. in a strongly has there been marches calling for better treatment of refugees a resettles thousands of them every year but the united nations has criticised the country's hardline policies that are designed to deter those who arrive on it shows by boat under some us and a thomas i'm sorry was it a march in sydney. or
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a protest rally is happening in towns and cities right across australia on sunday but the one about three thousand people so far in sydney and in melbourne are likely to be the biggest people here say that the refugees who've been sent by australia from our side in the proper new guinea and snow route many of whom have now been there for almost five years have suffered enough and should be brought to australia they also think that australians refugee policies are teams with racism earlier this week peter dutton the immigration minister suggested that one south african farmers who are being kicked off their farms could perhaps be given refugee status here in australia this for a man who has spent his career it seems to people here keeping other refugees in other places out this is what nick remote from the refugee action coalition said to me earlier i think the role of the demonstrations that we're seeing around the nation today is precisely to say pete adoption is not legitimate he's not legitimate in saying that you know white south africans who haven't asked us for
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help a more deserving of australian asylum than the countless numbers of people fleeing war zones who had their all thousands of people here and thousands more in melbourne and in other places across australia but in the great scheme of things these are still relatively small protests australia's media rarely reports more than a tiny bit on the souls of ants and in terms of politics by the governing liberal party and the opposition labor party broadly agree on the tough policies and that's why not much looks likely to change. thousands of people have protested in tel aviv against israel's planned mass deportation of eritrean and sudanese refugees the israeli government has ordered more than forty thousand undocumented migrants to leave an exchange for money at the plane tickets but the supreme court suspended deportations demanding that more information be given before the plan can go ahead . hundreds of football fans marched in britain's second largest city in
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a protest against what they call extremism but some accuse the organizers of the rally of spreading hate themselves catherine stansell reports cell from birmingham . i call fans uniting as they say she and extremism the football lots alliance was formed last june after the attacks in manchester and london bridge the group wants the government to do more to prevent so-called terror attacks and are calling for tighter controls on those who might be considered a threat but here in birmingham one of britain's most diverse cities the march is seen by many as promoting intolerance something the group's founder denies time to be the demographics and a michael will print we know these things apart from to make them go about a country they're not they're not rice individuals will always be people who try to catch them so great that they're i reject those. concussed berkeley cyber self i'm alright ceased in terms of basic g.'s my rices and my voxer so we've right from the
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outset the football odds alliance was formed only a few months ago but already it's gained a very large following in social media tens of thousands of people have attended the last two demonstration but despite their message of unity some people accuse them of harboring racist masters an offshoot of the f l a confronting an anti-racism counter rally held a few steps away group chants and it's this aggression that many say is on the rise in the country right wing material on the internet fuels the attack at a mosque in london last year when a man drove into worshipers killing one person and the former head of counterterrorism policing says that far right extremism has become a significant threat to the u.k. something anti racism activists say needs to be addressed. the group of people for whom again something that completely people don't start to decide how we run only for lawyers who want to live together in peace and harmony but it shaving not will
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be difficult as nationalist voices in the u.k. and across europe grow stronger catherine stansell al-jazeera birmingham. france has paid tribute to a policeman who died in the supermarket siege on friday the church in the town of crab held a service to ana on though both come to swap places with a hostage the gunman killed two other people at the supermarket and another person when he hijacked a car before the attack a cheating controversy has cost astray and cricket captain and his deputy their jobs at least for the moment we could keep tim payne is taking charge of the rest of the test against south africa in cape town the decision was made after a stray in player cameron bancroft was called ball tampering on camera he was shown placing a small object on his trousers when umpires questioned him he pulled out a sunglasses cloth from his pocket bancroft later admitted though using a piece of tape to rub dirt on to the ball he faces suspension after being charged
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by the international cricket council. we'll have more on that in the sport of the second half of the news out first though stuff gold is here with the latest on the weather issues with that spring is finally sprung sort of in europe some of us definitely enjoying some sunshine let me show you a preterist let's have a look then this is moscow plus six degrees ok that's not too impressive but it is definitely better than it was so very mild for some of us in the north at the moment but in the southeast still rather unsettled look at this area of cloud of rain that's working its way across the southern parts of italy and into greece that's giving some of us some very wet weather we're also seeing some very gusty winds in with that as well some large hail stones and there is the risk of seeing the old tornado as well that system has brought some wet weather then and it's working towards a part of the part of the continent where we've already got some rather unsettled weather we've seen a lot of snow down in the southeast recently it's still there these pictures are
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from macedonia and so it looks like we're just going to see more of the same but it's not quite more of the same because it is dragging up the temperatures a little bit so for bucharest we should be a plus three and then as this all works its way towards the north it's also going to bring in a fair amount of dust with it as well from the sun harras all quite murky down in this corner as we head through monday eventually it will work its way up through ukraine and towards russia turning increasingly wintery there as it does so so more snow for some of us and behind it yet more wet weather so still unsettled for the southeastern parts of europe towards the west there's also some rain here but look at these temperatures adrian it's quite mild forty now in london. a look at spain and portugal fantastic stephanie thanks indeed still to come on this news hour egypt holds a presidential election on monday we'll tell you why covering the campaign has been a pretty simple affair for the local media. as the first nonstop flight from australia to london touches down we'll take a look at the growth of the ultra long haul routes worldwide. that in sport roger
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federer set to lose his position as the world's top tennis player andy has that the rest of the day sports around fifty. lost and a band. found and saved. when he's reveals how one charity is giving pakistan's lost children a new chance and luck on al-jazeera. when the news breaks. on the mailman city and the story builds to be forced to leave the room just. when people need to be heard women and girls are being bought and given away in refugee camps al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring new award winning documentaries and live news and out to viewers i got to commend you all i'm hearing is good
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journalism on air and online. as the u.s. has withdrawn from the transpacific partnership deal others has staged committed to it first small countries countries with small populations such as yours is this actually a better deal without divided states signatories of the world's newest trade bloc tools al-jazeera. it is good to have you with us adrian finnegan here in doha this is the news hour from al-jazeera our top stories this hour german police say that they've arrested the former president of spain's catalonia region carlos pushed him out of left catalonia after it's a session bitten off and its national arrest warrant was issued for him and six
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other cattle and leaders who went to court. syria's government is close to taking control of eastern here the capital damascus to rebel groups that have surrendered in recent days and fighters in the last rebel held area you are in talks with russia to negotiate a deal. thousands of people marched in australia calling for better treatment of asylum seekers strayer resettle some nineteen thousand refugees each year but the un has criticised some of the country's hardline policies. in the united states hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in post at protest marches calling for tougher gun laws the march for our lives rallies were inspired by calls for action from teenage survivors of last month's school shooting in florida where seventeen people were killed and a gallica reports from washington. on the streets of washington d.c. the crowd swelled and voices rose in unison. the march for our
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lives protest was led by the students of marjorie stoneman douglas high school in florida with seventeen lives were lost and the gonzales survived the shooting in face a crowd in tearful silence for six minutes the time it took the gunman to take so many lives you know i can't comprehend the devastating aftermath or how far this would reach or where this would go for those who still can't comprehend because they refused to i'll tell you where i went right into the ground six feet deep. protesters came from across the country to show their support many here have been touched by the plague of gun violence and have long campaigned for change i just think it would be great if they enacted gun regulation that kept weapons of war off of our streets i have a young son who's about to be in can their garden and so making sure that the
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places that he goes actually safe and secure. among the speakers eleven year old niamey wilder his pledge to take political action at such a young age resonated with many my friends and i might still be eleven and we might still be in elementary school but we know we know life isn't equal for everyone and we know what is right and not. was i we also know that we stand in the shadow of the capitol and we know that we have seven short years until we do have the right to that i the students of marjorie stoneman douglas high school may have started this protest alone but the voices of far from solitary here in washington d.c. hundreds of thousands joined the coals for gun reform and around the world eight hundred other events made this a truly global affair the refrain never again from this new generation has never been. my name's carter only i'm marching from my best friend paula back in parklane
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florida the students of marjorie stoneman douglas simply read out the names of classmates and teachers that were killed last month this was as much a remembrance for those lost as it was a cool to action and to gallacher al-jazeera washington and around the world tens of thousands of people joined the demands for stricter gun laws have been more than eight hundred marches in thirty seven countries in solidarity with the students in the u.s. in hong kong there were calls for action to prevent gun violence in the u.k. there was a minute's silence of the lion outside the new u.s. embassy in london and in paris families gathered near the eiffel tower to urge u.s. politicians to protect children and not guns u.s. forces say that an airstrike near the southern libyan city of body has killed two people that they've referred to as terrorists the strike was reportedly carried out in coordination with the internationally recognized government of national accord in tripoli the u.s. says that no civilians were killed egyptians head to the polls on monday in
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a presidential race that pits the incumbent abdul fattah el-sisi against el garde party chairperson was a star for most of the vote comes seventy years after the revolution that ended the three decades long presidency of hosni mubarak al-jazeera as media review program the listening post has been analyzing egyptian news coverage in the run up to the voters reporting this election campaign hasn't been a particularly complex operation for the egyptian news media the decks were largely cleared early on of potential challengers to president abdullah thought to l.c.c. one by one those would be candidates dropped out of the race for egyptians turning into broadcasters both state owned as well as private there have been plenty of media outlets to watch but much less available in terms of information opinions and perspectives. over the past few weeks egypt's state owned broadcaster and private channels like d.m.c. saddam and on t.v. have all done their part in scripting effect accompli contributing on the airwaves
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to the cult of personality surrounding president. be the golden boy he might have to sydney and. maybe he can fade a bit but the chemicals head of the shadow and it's not just the news turn to a sports program or a soap opera and you'll see football and film star among those who have been added to the nonstop chorus of proces the voices you will hear and see on the egyptian airwaves egypt's media routinely glorify a military strongman and have played a key role in manufacturing a national security narrative that warns against impending chaos domestic terrorism and external threats from iran turkey and qatar and they let me know. that a couple of them. that they would have thought of robin most of the sources. they had on the planet. that i will start of course on stories about foreign
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threats are not just being reported by the egyptian media the egyptian government has also accused some foreign news outlets of being threats to national security themselves earlier this month egypt accused the b.b.c. of lies and false allegations of human rights abuses this network al-jazeera has long been considered persona non-grata accused by the c.c. government of having a pro muslim brotherhood agenda. the egyptian state has gained control of the media landscape channels the authorities don't like have been banned journalists and politicians who refused to fall silent have been arrested that's how the egyptian news media are covering this presidential campaign an election with just one candidate one vision and only one possible outcome the listening posts richard gere's was now peru's former president federal public has been barred from leaving the country while under investigation
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for corruption prosecutors have searched his home in the capital lima since he resigned on wednesday rather than face an impeachment vote he's accused of money laundering linked to a bribery scandal involving the brazilian construction giant obrecht who's in ski denies any wrongdoing at least seven people have been killed in a shootout with police in rio de janeiro in brazil security forces say that they were searching for suspects involved in a recent police killing when their patrol came under attack but families of the victims dispute the police's account it was il's military took command of some parts of the city last month in the attempt to curb rising violence. aviation fans are hailing what they call a historic day for air travel the first nonstop flight between australia and the u.k. has landed at london's heathrow airport the qantas airlines plane is the first to complete the fourteen and a half thousand kilometer journey from perth without a break it took just over seventeen hours most flights from australia to europe
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require at least a stopover in asia or the middle east but the qantas flight is not the longest nonstop service in the world that belongs to the cancer airways service from doha to auckland in new zealand the fourteen thousand five hundred thirty five kilometer journey takes some seventeen and a half hours several airlines are competing to take the title though in twenty sixteen india began flying nonstop from new delhi to san francisco now that distance is more than fifteen thousand kilometers but the flight time is only around sixteen hours because of tailwinds the airline wants to launch even longer services from india to los angeles later this year emirates has promised to fly nonstop from dubai to panama which would take a similar length of time singapore airlines held the title for nearly ten years with its eighteen hour nonstop flight from singapore to new york the all business class service that ended in two thousand and thirteen because it wasn't
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economically viable yellow line wants to resume the service at this time with new planes that comply further on less fuel alex but yet us is an aviation analyst he says that many passengers will still opt for the cheaper normal direct routes. the first is this is the first nonstop flight between the u.k. and australia which is the kangaroo route as it's known this is a route that used to take around seven days you know many many years ago and now you're able to do it in seventeen hours you know between london and perth so that's why it's being you know that's water with fanfare is for but as you say there are flights that exist there are longer qatar airways have it between different so in terms of being commercially viable airlines and quantas say that for them is better economics than stopping in dubai for example they pulled out of the u.a.e. and singapore but in terms of from a passenger's point of view nonstop flights between australia in the u.k. for example are actually twenty percent higher in fare averages compared to stopping off once which actually is driving the fares now is becoming cheaper to
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stop once if not twice. christians around the world are marking the beginning of the easter holy week palm sunday as the final sunday before easter christians use palm crosses to mark the moment that jesus and to jerusalem tens of thousands have taken part in the procession. earlier the head of the roman catholic church led palm sunday mass at the vatican pope francis encouraged young people to let their voices be heard his message comes a day after hundreds of thousands marched and used rallies in the u.s. to demand tighter gun control. here with the news still to come on the program aiming to get a leap ahead in life the challenges the south sudanese trying to forge a professional sporting career plus. it's two hundred fifty years since the founding of the mountain circus i mean here in the city of birmingham it's like sick with that. added sport what's next for strenuous cricket captain after he
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admits to cheating at a test match. 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 a sunset there are people that there are choosing between buying medication and eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist and has posted a story joining the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera and the reported world on. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for the dry river beds like this one five years on the
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syrians still feel that. even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the war. again now a career in professional sports is seen by many young people in south sudan as a chance at a better life but would be stuck still have a number of hurdles to overcome this have a bogan reports from juba. david is aiming high he's not part of south sudan's national basketball team but would love to be which is why he's practicing three times a week with dozens of other young players. my dream is to be chosen for
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a scholarship outside south sudan so i can be internationally recognized and get well paid for playing that way i can support my family and maybe eventually take them out of south sudan to the fifteen year old is one of more than three hundred teenagers who come for training with the hopes of being chosen for an international scholarship but more than four years of war in south sudan has damaged sports development and many other parts of society there are less than a dozen sports facilities in a country roughly the size of france and nearly all like proper equipment making it hard for young people to develop their talents and as challenging as it is for teenage boys it's even harder for the girls. if i know today is training day i have to wake up early and finish all household chores like cooking cleaning going to the market and to school then i come to treatment. but despite the challenges on and off court some continue to play their favorite sports striving for worldwide
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recognition they may not be many sports facilities here in south sudan but for those who come to this basketball court it's an opportunity for them to escape the life they're living and because of a program that provides high school scholarship to the best players it's also a chance for them to hope for a better future many children have been separated from their families during the civil war which has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions named after a south sudanese american basketball player in america's n.b.a. the maneuverable program hopes to improve opportunities for young basketball players a lot of these kids. having challenges in terms of having three meals a day that affects their performance on the court some of them. have economic challenges we believe is going to be the number one sport in south roughly we have about. thousand plus. registered players and we have so far send just about over one hundred. david says he knows his training is limited but one
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day hopes to be one of those children futilely for a scholarship and be good enough to play for teams elsewhere in the world he will morgan al-jazeera dubai. we wish them the best of luck now other days sports news has andy thank you so much a general australian cricket captain steve smith has stepped down from his job and being banned for one match by the game's governing body it follows a ball tampering controversy that australian prime minister malcolm turnbull says has left him shocked and disappointed australia's cameron bancroft caught on camera here placing a small object down his trousers after working on the ball during an ongoing test match in south africa he later admitted it was a piece of tape that was being used to illegally rub dirt on the ball and that it was part of a plan organized by campus in smith smith says chris capps in for the remainder of the match. we all woke up this morning. shocked and bitterly disappointed by the news from south africa. it seemed
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completely beyond belief that the israel and cricket team had been involved in trade after all. cricketers are role models. and cricket. is synonymous with the applied strain create fans want to be praed. big cricket time they want to be proud of the strain cricket. and i think this morning i have every reason to whitechapel not be proud of that it's a very sad for australian cricket. well roughing up one side of the ball can results in it swinging unpredictably through the air when it's bowled about sman attempting to change the balls condition with an artificial substance is illegal but not new to the game in one nine hundred ninety four england captain mike atherton was fined for using dirt in his pockets or keep the ball dry in twenty ten
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pakistans showed afridi was banned for two games after being caught on camera biting the ball and soon years ago south africa's pussy was found guilty of using a suite to show him the ball earlier on i spoke to andrew menso host of the australian pod cast cricket unfiltered he says the incident will cause long term damage to the game in his country. this is an absolutely massive story it is taking over the country everybody is gripped with a lot of shame and disappointment at the way our national team has carried on and this is really the one of the most infamous and darkest days in australian cricket history and no one is really unaffected by the fact that it was a premeditated plan to go about this board and praying and then when they were same in the court they tried everything to hide it on the failed sticking bits of typed and and smith book by politely lloyd to the umpires on the field and they tried to
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show the umpires asunder and said that was the offending item this is just such a terrible look for a strain in cricket and stay with me steve smith's reputation is absolutely in tatters i mean he talking about the straining cricket captain an i.p.o. captain one of the people to disperse the laid the cricket world and he's done something so shocking that it would it's hard to say how he will ever recover from this you know when you bring a foreign substance to the ball to try and alter its condition then you going one step too far you know as you say people have been caught trying to put a bit of saliva run the ball or a little bit of dirt but when you bring a pace of type on to the field to to rough up one side of the ball they need taking the ball tampering too far and you know this you know it's not trying to get the ball to reverse swing but that doesn't and shouldn't involve cheating pakistan's biggest city will host a high profile cricket match for the first time in nine years
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a little lights from the final of the pakistan super legally played in karate more than eight thousand security staff have been deployed for the t twenty contest between islamabad united and push our major cricket games haven't played in pakistan for several years after the bus was attacked by gunman and she stars in a nine. now ferrari sebastian vettel has won the season opening grand prix in australia defending champion lewis hamilton looks set for victory in melbourne and was leading in sell speed restrictions were briefly in force when another car parked down the track vettel took his chance to make a pit stop and was able to rejoin the race ahead of his mercedes rival by fettle and hamilton are aiming for a fifth well title this season i think so so what is the overs are serving to exeter turned to and then when i saw it obviously you know it was really full of adrenalin even though you know the race is frozen but still to come into the pits everything on the limit trying to get back out because they told me it's really close with lewis and when we got out ahead i knew that it's difficult to pass but
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kept some pressure on especially the beginning of the last the defending champion roger federer has gone out of the miami open he's also set to lose his world number one ranking federer exit saying this event in round two after a three set loss to world number one hundred and seventy five tenacity kokkinakis federer's second defeats in just six days after his seventeen match unbeaten run ended against one martin del potro in indian wells the thirty six year old will now skip the upcoming court season. look it's disappointing i don't know why i didn't i could never get to any level that i was happy with today but sometimes you have these matches and some's you find the way through and just couldn't get it done today. and the women's draw. also outs the world number one was beaten in three sets par pollens i can ask or rather than score in my place three time former miami open champion victoria has
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a right. ok that's always for fun and in many thanks indeed now a new generation of performances striving to keep the circus relevant cities in the u.k. are celebrating two hundred fifty years since the modern circus was founded but it's been forced to adapt as rising costs an animal welfare concerns of brought falling audiences need barkha reports. these are tomorrow's circus stars the students are developing dead devil acts and pushing their bodies to the extreme . it's fascinating to watch something that looks so effortless that you know you can't they made it just like. every day which we do we do it every day with you anyway three years later still a climate. the bold and circus was born in britain in seventeen sixty eight when a showman called philip astley set up a tent in london and filled it with x. this is a nineteenth century circus rolling into town an explosion of noise and color in
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a black and white world they would evolve into massive money making spectacles. today the circus like ballet theatre all the opera is seen as an art form in its own right people who see an extraordinary feat and that's always been repeated of circus this year the physicality over there the things that maybe seem to be almost impossible in some people just in this room that they're able to do those things but i think it's also a change there's been a massive shift in what audiences expect from entertainment from performance and from our tastes have certainly changed over the years. along with health and safety standards. an increasing number of countries have banned the use of animals over welfare concerns the u.k. will follow suit in two years' time. this is one traditional circuses have a volved into big budgets movie like production values zippo so now in
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theaters as well as temps. rouler very very new experience is like a good thing when. you. take. a. two hundred fifty is on the circus still captivates audience is a place where beer and fun collide the pocket al-jazeera. marvelous the latest on the day's top stories straight ahead and see it just.
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on counting the cost facebook and the big data economy the business model at the heart of the world's largest social network coming under scrutiny america's guns inside the biggest unregulated weapons market in the developed world counting the cost on. the new poll ranks mexico city as the pool with worst in the world for sexual violence many women are attacked while moving in the crowded spaces of the metro buses and even at the hands of taxi drivers the conversation starts with do you have a boyfriend to your very pretty and young you feel unsafe threatened i think about how to react what do i do if this gets worse no money on the uses a new service it's called loyal droid it's for women plus a tj's only drawn by women drivers pull through some extra features like a panic button and twenty fourth's of a monitoring of drivers. talking about ivory poachers who have decimated
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