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. hello i'm maryam namazie this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes. tensions flare in barcelona as thousands rally in support of for my cats not need a card is pushed along has been arrested in germany. a rebel stronghold that's getting smaller by the day hundreds more fighters and their families leave eastern goods in syria. countdown to a water crisis we're in afghanistan to find out why this wonder of nature may soon run dry. and in sport the cheating cricket scandal that's angles to australia their national captain steve smith stood down after a seam admitted to ball tampering and attacks match against south africa. welcome
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to the program our top story thousands of protesters are rallying in barcelona demanding the release of all my cattle on president carter's project a month the demonstrations have largely been peaceful but the have also been some scuffles between riot police and pro independence demonstrates his wisdom on it was arrested in northern germany on sunday he's now waiting to hear or feel face extradition to spain he's wanted on charges of rebellion stemming from the secession vote which was declared illegal by the government in the trade and the callan reports. since playing spain nearly five months ago the former catalan president has been able to move relatively freely thanks to europe's lack of internal borders but shortly after crossing this border from denmark it to germany on sunday. was identified by motorway police and detained. on. two
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additional inquiries at the motorway police station which the mom was driven away in a dark colored bag and the van was later photographed arriving at this detention center in the nearby town of knowing what stuff they bring him for a judge and the judge. judge if he house. in jail or he is free on the conditions. and forty eight or worse news of pooja monza rest brought large numbers of protesters out onto the streets of the catalan capital barcelona riot police blocked some roads in the atmosphere with tents. that has some doesn't mean you have two million people who will not back down outraged and we will not feel spanish because they arrest. it will have the opposite effect each time we feel less spanish less included and less loved in this state that only punishes us. fuchsia mons many critics have branded him
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a coward and discount who gambled and lost with an illegal and unconstitutional referendum aimed at trying to force the issue with cattle and independence but his support is insist he's a democrat and a political hero suffering for the cause of freedom it's an image he himself has cultivated during the past five months of freedom most recently during a trip to finland on friday you will continue to struggle in order to defend my rights as a citizen as a member of catalan perelman as a president and the fending collective rights of people the people of scotland but on the same day back in madrid the spanish supreme court was issuing a european arrest warrant the charge rebellion connected to his leading role in october's catalan independence referendum. in madrid the news of demands of arrest
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has been largely welcomed but there are lingering concerns about the wider political damage this continues to inflict and. i don't agree with the resting politicians for ideological issues i think they should be more concerned with improving their dialogue and communication rather than imposing the law. throughout his self-imposed exile from spain to bonn has maintained he would cooperate fully with the relevant authorities that promise is now going to be put to the test as he decides whether to oppose or cooperate with extradition to spain. cross now to berlin and speak and so just when will we know tell us a bit more about the process that follows now and when will know whether or not president want is going to be extradited to spain. well tomorrow he's going to face a german court it's largely a formal proceedings in which he will extend his remonde and also his identity things like that will be checked it is up to the court in northern germany close to
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where he was arrested as to whether he will be extradited or not under the terms of european extradition agreements he has ten days if he agrees with the extradition order in which he has to be sent back to spain if he does go through an appeals process it could take up to two months we know that his legal team have said that he will be seeking representation here in germany that's no surprise what we know less about is how much he will fight this if he's twitter account is anything to go by as late as saturday he had tweeted that we will fight to continue the fight but that is in contradiction to what he said earlier which is that he will comply with all of the authorities in this matter and that's what he had said over the past five months that he'd been in this self-imposed exile in belgium and given the existing european extradition agreements that you mentioned how has he managed to
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avoid arrest till now. well he had been as i said in the self-imposed exile in belgium back in december the spanish authorities decided to withdraw a request for his extradition from belgium there were some fees around about that time that he may try and seek asylum there what is unclear is to why this extradition order was revisited if you like this week sorry if this weekend while mr putin mom was in finland speaking to a group of students at helsinki university and also a group of politicians he was trying to further the cause for catalan independence there and of course he then had to get back from finland to belgium he was booked on a flight that was due to leave saturday night when the spanish authorities decided to renew the extradition order he didn't get on that flight instead what we believe happened is that he took
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a cough ferry across the baltic sea it's quite some way and then into denmark where he crossed the border to germany and a few hundred kilometers inside germany was arrested on the side of emotional way what's not known is how german police knew that he was there and why he was arrested at this time. all right thanks very much alec callen bringing us all the latest from germany meanwhile in barcelona we've been we've been seeing pro independence supporters protesting against the arrest of karla's i want for my catamaran leader in motions and tensions running very high in the region right now riot police have been deployed and at one point we were seeing clashes you can see the crowds are in close proximity to the police right now but people determined to make their opposition to put arrests. we're now moving to syria where hundreds more rebel fighters and civilians have been evacuated from eastern guta government forces
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a close to controlling all of what had been the last rebel stronghold close to damascus after a month long offensive just one group now jaish al islam is holding out and they are believed to be close to a deal. is in a holder is following developments for us from beirut. the evacuations are continuing fighters there family members as well as civilians being bussed out of what was once the rebel controlled enclave of eastern ghouta 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 the will we be able to to rebuild our lives once again will we be able to
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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 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 let's take a closer look at rebel controlled then where these fighters from eastern go to some of them at least are heading to the province is largely controlled by the rebel alliance. h.t.s.
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for short it sits next to the takio which is a government stronghold around two and a half million people live there a million of them displaced by fighting in all the parts of the country in theory it's a deescalation zone but that hasn't stopped government forces backed by russia from repeatedly bombing cities and towns that it has also been hit by several suspected chemical attacks the most well known being the concha couldn't attack of twenty seventeen that killed eighty three people. well let's discuss all of this and more i'm joined by doris that he is a researcher at university of exeter strategy and security institute here in the u.k. thanks very much for coming in to speak to us so as you were saying there seems to be now the largest remaining rebel held stronghold in syria regime troops have been advancing towards the territory how imminent is an assault that goes into the heart of or right now all we're seeing is sort of skirmishes and operations are just slightly larger than skirmishes right now is very low intensity i think for the
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strategy in a square of the obvious actually is to depopulate areas like eastern holder and other areas around syria from the syrian opposition of them all in to the area and then that's when the hamel strike the al gore's of work and when you say cluster them into adlib could the syrian government in any way be persuaded to avoid an assault and live just for the fact that it is very densely populated it would come at a great human cost and probably result in further displacement i don't think that the assad regime particular cares about the human cost i mean if they did they would not have been doing chemical weapons attack like the country one of the nodes or what happed russia or in turkey from the strategic perspective that may be a. kind of a junior partner in all of this so you have russia on the one hand who has been targeting hospitals that haven't been aleppo it's happened in it it's happened and used in order very very recently so i don't think the human factor comes into their
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strategic calculation sadly what we're likely to see is like i said once the various factions and even refugees and internally displaced people move from areas like eastern border and are focused in the of the area we're going to see an extraordinarily brutal assault along the lines of what we saw in aleppo on along the lines of what we're seeing now in order and we see a very important conflict playing out in eastern good tenia damascus you the areas facing by. meant by the government it's been carved up into several three different pockets by different rebel factions jaish al islam being the most powerful of the three how long before they surrender how close might they be to include an agreement like that i think it's inevitable that they are going to be forced to surrender or perish i mean the area that they control. you have about one hundred fifty thousand people there the other two main factions have already cut deals and they're starting to evacuate as well so it's an untenable position for them their
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best bet is to actually come together with the other rebel factions and the revolutionaries and if the and try to make a solid stand now if we look at what's happened with the turkish operation offering for example. that's actually connected the turkish border to it lib so there could be a lifeline there for them but it all depends on how turkish russian relations play out and how important is that because further instability in the area is not in turkey strategic interests they perhaps don't want to see an exodus towards the border which they might not be able to deal with at the same time containing the y p g the kurdish offshoot of the p.k. is a key strategic objective while turkey as you rightly said it's very much in its interests to stabilize the border region. it is very close to the border and they are obviously going to be wary of many refugees coming towards them however they've already hosted about three and a half million so they are aware that these things may happen although straining their economy it's interviews interest to kind of convince the russians to back off
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or to at least lessen the support and keep that pocket in the however because it's so close to the deal which is of as of the stronghold it's very likely that moscow is going to be hearing a lot of pressure from damascus saying no we want to secure this area just as much as we want to use in order to secure the mascot's thanks very much for explaining it to. thank you. well there is much more to come on this news hour from london rights groups are calling for an investigation into the role of on groups in the war in yemen. the. victims of friday's shooting spree in southern france all know that a mass ceremony in the town of trent. and in sport tight security as cricket returns to pakistan's biggest city.
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now the united nations is calling for an end to a brutal war on children in yemen it says the number of severely malnourished children there has doubled over the course of three years civil war it also says an additional half a million boys and girls can no longer go to school but saudi arabia and iran who backed different sides in the conflicts have been accused of blocking or delaying humanitarian shipments unicef. 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 parties and to date i have a simple straightforward request all those fighting or suit or being the fighting parties. how do you think your billions of dollars that your currently investing in warfare how do you think this serves children i can tell you as the
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children's organization that it doesn't serve a single child in yemen the only need of your own sort of millions of dollars much much more ensure that children get down again that access to that's an illusion that children can go back and children to be safe and can be productive to join but is is yours make that choice if you want to continue in this drug children's lives rather convert your spending and make it available to x. their insurance children a great future or human rights groups are calling for a full investigation into war crimes in yemen they want the perpetrators identified and held to account have been violations by who's the rebels the bombing campaign by the saudi led coalition and their armed groups operating that backed by the way salah bench of a reports. trainees of the southern belt forces were originally being
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prepared to fight 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 bill forces are operating beyond the control of the government of president of the rebel mature highly. they are funded and controlled by the united arab emirates along with other groups in the provinces ahead remote and. 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 how dreamy elite forces have used excessive force during arrests and raids detained 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 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
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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 a mystery 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 either the fact that they are operating in this terrorist and what they call terrorism to be 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 force has spiked in the last three years. with no peace expected anytime soon the war machine is likely to go on with impunity along with disastrous consequences for yemen civilian population some of
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the jarvey and that there. al-shabaab has claimed responsibility for a car bomb that killed thirteen people in somalia several people were also injured in this blast which happened near the parliament in mogadishu a bomb was detonated at a checkpoint after soldiers stopped a suspicious vehicle. from the arabic has more. than who. we are here in front of the headquarters of the somalia parliament where a car bomb exploded next to a security checkpoint set up as the first line of security for the parliament of the presidential palace this is the second explosion in mogadishu in the last two days the same street which is maca street was hit with an explosion in a different area killing twenty four people and injuring others this is the second explosion. this is despite all the measures taken by the somali government to prevent such bombings which have been happening on
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a routine basis as you can see nearby shops have been affected and have been shut down by citizens who fled the scene for safety authorities are present trying to investigate the incident and gather evidence. now victims of friday's shooting spree in southern france have been on a palm sunday mass in the town of tread. the. families of the victim sat in the front row for the service four people were killed in the attack including police officers. who offered to take the place of a hostage that was being held inside the supermarket the gunman was shot dead investigators searching his home found notes referring to i still say use it the biggest the latest salute the self-sacrifice unique to soldiers ready to give their lives for the nation and their fellow citizens a life given cannot be lost it transcends hardship and unites us it calls to us to believe that life is stronger than death to believe in hope. organizers of the
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march for our lives campaign say saturday was the largest gun reform protest in a generation but while people marching across the u.s. president donald trump was at his holiday home in florida and his twitter feed has been silent on this issue so how much of an impact will the movement have on legislation and gallica takes a look. by any measure the march for our lives protest was a success hundreds of thousands of people came to hear from those whose lives have been touched by gun violence for decades my community as los angeles has become accustomed to this violence. around the world the refrain of never again was heard loud and clear but while crowds gathered close to the white house president donald trump was in florida his twitter account has remained silent on the issue although the white house issued
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a statement that in part said we applaud the many courageous young americans exercising their first amendment rights keeping our children safe is a top priority of the president's on friday the president signed a bill that includes legislation that aims to strengthen background checks. moved to ban stops which turn rifles into fully automatic weapons are also on the way campaigners say it's not enough the fact that nobody is discussed in the bill they don't say the word gun once. what causes all these shootings what's the one thing to tie everything together there's no specific mental health problem that makes all these shootings happen is the weapon and the fact that they aren't taking any action towards it is proof that we need to keep on going my name stephen. marching from my coach chris dixon who can isis hope that this is the beginning of a movement but translating never again into significant changes will be challenging former astronaut mark kelly whose wife survived an assassination attempt says it
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will be a long road ahead i would warn them not to get the scourge you know this is often two steps forward and one step back. guy had the opportunity to talk to a few of them yesterday they have a plan and this is this is not the last you're going to see these kids the protests is that came in may be gone but the list of demands remains running assault weapons extended magazines and raising age limits will be challenging while the republicans remain in power and the national rifle association continues to wield so much influence the next revolution say organizers will be at the polls and gallica al-jazeera washington. egyptians will head to the polls on monday in an election center a town president abdel fattah sisi to power seven years after the revolution that ended the three decades long presidency of barak al-jazeera is richard gere's but from the listening post has been analyzing the egyptian news conference in the run
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up to the. 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 fatah el-sisi 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. sabat and on t.v. have all done their part in scripting effect accompli contributing on the airwaves to the cult of personality surrounding president sisi as one how humans out of low alamosa may be the golden boy he might have to send me. but maybe you can tell your side and fade out a bit but the healthy chemicals head of mush had to die of the shadow and it's not
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just the news turn to a sports program or a soap opera and you'll see football and film stars and among those who have been adding 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 the let me not cut out all of maccallum electrical but a couple of them were iran that they would have thought of removing most of the sources. they had iran and the f. and then at the. thought that i will start a course of stories about foreign 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
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long been considered persona non-grata accused by the c.c. government of having a pro muslim brotherhood agenda. wow laws in all of that then we had a up that's going to think 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 and election with just one candidate one vision and only one possible outcome. still ahead for this hour rallying against australia's hardline refugee policies hundreds take part in marches across the country. but surely the fifty years since the founding of the bomb circus revolved around the city of birmingham like city with day. and hour break down and the fifth star decided the outcome of formula one season opening race.
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and we've got plenty of cloud across the middle east at the moment it shows a very clearly on the satellite picture plenty of it or gradually extending its way up towards the northeast and for some of us and as becky stan and kurdistan we're going to see some pretty sharp showers during the day elsewhere i think most of the cloud will just be cloud it won't be giving us a great deal of wet weather was told towards the west it's getting pretty warm now thirty four in baghdad there as we head through the day on choose day of the beirut will be up a more pleasant twenty five over the towards the south is also pretty hot now in doha too will be up around thirty three or thirty four degrees as we head through the next couple of days for the south a lot of air hovering at about thirty degrees as a maximum down towards the southern parts of africa and here there's more in the
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way of what whether it's stretching through parts of angola down through the involved way plenty of showers here again as we head through the next few days and some of them a lot yet to be rather lively to the south of that there's plenty of dry weather and the dry weather does extend down towards cape town but to the north it's largely a lot more unsettled with more cloud around and the chance of seeing some rather heavy showers for the central parts of africa the showers are now on their way towards the north so for some of us here will see more in the way of unsettled weather for the west though still largely dry. a scandal that's rocked the nation to its core and exposed hundreds of court officials of accepting bribes just to show the most dangerous commodity one s. sometimes take a spot at the door and a defense to blow up a customer five days judicial corruption says i'm a liar i think i come out of my cum in an exclusive documentary al-jazeera examined
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the man's extraordinary battle for justice in donna. but the big breaking news story account the chaotic and frantic behind the scenes. people shouting instructions if you will trying to provide the best most accurate up today's information as quickly as you can. it's when you come off air con things seem pinned to realize this is history in the making.
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welcome back let's take you through the top stories this hour violence between protesters and police in barcelona a thousands of people demonstrate against the arrest of former cast president carter's put him on his don't want is waiting to hear if you'll face extradition to spain after being detained in germany. hundreds more rebel fighters and civilians have been evacuated from the syrian region of eastern ghouta government forces are now close to controlling all of what was once the last opposition stronghold near the capital damascus. on the united nations has condemned the conflict in yemen is a brutal war on children it says the number of civilian malnourished children has doubled over the course of the three years civil war. how it's been revealed the u.s. government the united arab emirates missed an opportunity to detain the late leader of the taliban mohammed while he was visiting dubai this is according to a report in the washington post and serve became the leader of the taliban in two
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thousand and fifteen after the group revealed its leader mohammed omar was dead the post says that in two thousand and sixteen the u.s. became aware months so was in dubai raising money and shopping u.s. officials were reportedly discussing what to do about him but before a decision was made he left the wrong according to the post susan rice who was national security adviser to president barack obama at the time requested his plane be turned around but the amorality said it was too late from iran he traveled on to pakistan where the americans were again aware of his whereabouts and he was killed by a u.s. drone strike. well joining us now via skype from the pakistani city of lahore is ahmed rashid is a journalist and author of several books on afghanistan pakistan and central asia including the new york times bestseller taliban thank you very much for taking the time to speak to us mr rashid so we're reading in the report there are a few days of fund raising and shopping for former taliban leader in dubai and yet
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he wasn't captured why was that. well this is even more surprising because actually months was the tour is not just for shopping but for actually fundraising in in the middle east and also he was the major beneficiary of the drug trafficking that the taliban were undertaking in order to raise. money and it was one of the rumored after his death and that in fact there were numerous bank accounts in iran in the gulf in pakistan. which only he had the number for and which are on connected to taliban money that had been raised through drug trafficking so. it's a very it's a very complicated story the sick good part of the story that there was a meeting between the americans the afghan government. the taliban.
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does point to the future possibility of this happening once again although of course now once the story is out i'm sure you will hear rebuttals from jakarta by tomorrow or the day after and their position will be much harder and so in terms of. one hundred after has movements why why was he not captured or why were not more effective methods of. capturing him by the u.s. or the m.r.i. teams. well it's very strange discovery because actually. the moralities didn't capture the americans didn't capture him and yet a few days later he was killed by an american drone now i think what this shows up is the acute divisions within the us administration the time as to what to do with
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him whether to talk to him to arrest him to kill him and finally it seems somebody took the decision to kill him. the other thing is that this this whole incident had really increased tensions between pakistan and the u.s. because the park sunny's wanted very much to keep months. and claimed that months would seriously restart negotiations with the kabul government when he was killed there was a huge escalation between park a military and intelligence and the cia and the defense department with the park sunny thing that you know you killed a perfectly good man who might have been. for negotiations indeed it's impossible to know what might have been but what does this tell us then about efforts to establish some sort of negotiations or talks with the taliban.
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well you know unfortunately i mean you this only happened a year and a half ago it still points to the fact that the u.s. administration is deeply divided as to what to do we do already in the trumpet ministration there are deep divisions between the military which want some kind of military solution and other parts particularly the state department and even possibly the cia who want some kind of negotiated end to the war i don't think the u.s. has a final strategy as to what it wants to do and this of course is is confusing a lot of it is frustrating them. parked. india and other countries as long as the u.s. does not have a clear definition of you know wanting talks and how to hold them i think this kind of confused action killing potential allies in the taliban is going to
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continue thank you very much i really appreciate your thoughts and analysis on this story. joining us there from lahore on out to an important development in afghanistan i still has claimed responsibility for a blast that killed at least one person in the western city of harat two suicide bombers tried to enter a shia mosque when security guards opened fire on of them was shot dead the other blew himself up at least eight others were wounded so while the government is dealing with that state security battles a bigger threat of water scarcity is looming on the horizon or only disallows ins die every year from poor sanitation and unclean water but the place is of the hindu kush a melting meaning afghanistan's only source of clean water could be gone in thirty years time tony but he has the story from kabul. the hindu kush mountain range
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a wonder of nature and 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. sources of that is no life so something happened something unfortunate happen of course does the loss of human. melting glaciers are not the only problem forty years of conflict and the glick to taking 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 he says not 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 occasion rivers and few boil the water they drink most rivers are contaminated every day rule sue 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 her to contamination 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. 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 move we still need technical and financial support from the international community and more in the sector such as improving water management and for reducing 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 out is irrecoverable more than thirty people have been arrested in better ruth ahead of a band march opposition groups are marking the hundredth anniversary of freedom day an unofficial holiday celebrating the creation of a better russian peoples republic which existed between one nine hundred eighteen in one thousand nine hundred supporters want to return to an independent belarus
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a ques president alexander lukashenko of russia firing a former soviet republic our protesters have been on the march in several cities in australia calling for more tolerance and better treatment of refugees australia resettles thousands of refugees each year but the united nations has criticised its hardline policies designed to deter those fleeing their own countries from looking for a new life in australia and her town thomas isn't much in sydney. there are protests rallies 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 australia is refugee policies with racism earlier this week peter dutton the immigration minister suggested that one south african farmers who are being
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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 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 help a more deserving of australian asylum than the countless numbers of people fleeing war zones who have there are thousands of people here and thousands more in melbourne and in other places across australia but in the great scheme of things these the still relatively small protests australia's media rarely reports more than a tiny bit on the sole surveillance and in terms of politics both the governing liberal policy and the opposition labor party broadly agree on the tough policies and that's why not much looks likely to change the inner until as a spokesman for the refugee action coalition says public opinion on australia's
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refugee intake is changing. well i think people are being absolutely flabbergasted at what's happened in australia with his comments about you know white south africans there's also been a massive community outpouring more almost a hundred thousand people have actually signed a petition because the government attempted to deport the tamil family that's been here all boy is a great article he is and in spite of there being court appeals for them that tried to deport them there is a growing community concern in a study or so we want to make it very clear to the government and to the labor party who will win the next federal election has started that there is on the mat in a style your very very determined to end offshore detention and to bring people from near and that still has drought or it's the judicial eight it's all about the churches the unions the lawyers the medical profession there's nobody in a study that supports the hogzilla position that's been taken by the colonisation
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and i think the other point is that the situation in medicine the road gets worse they've got no solutions the us still isn't going to offer them a solution and that crisis keeps growing the problems for the government keeps getting bigger phil had for us our new high at travel a fast nonstop flight from the australians and u.k. completes its seventeen hour jannie. bull's eye on what's next australia's cricket captain now three admits to cheating and test match. a conflict spawning something new years. to terry and disaster displacing more than how often he shot. just zero world needs to children who have become victims of serious toward.
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long haul aviation has taken another step forward with the first nonstop flight between australia and the u.k. quanta plane from perth landed at london's heathrow airport after a flight of just over seventeen hours it was the first to complete the fourteen and a half thousand kilometer journey without a break for australia require at least one stopover in asia all the middle east passengers seem pleased with the direct flight. back foot really good spots big difference going all the way through don't stop quite a few flights back with the forwards and that's all but let's be honest on the plane let's get a plane a plane is really good really come to the biggest problem we say of it to have an appliance have a get good sleep as well over being the first big difference. well speaking of the difference in one thousand nine hundred forty seven the london to sydney flight was called the kangaroo route because of the numerous hopes that it made the lockheed constellation aircraft carry just twenty nine passengers and had to make seven
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stops along the way in places like cairo and singapore in two thousand and eighteen modern aircraft technology means two hundred thirty six passengers can reach perth nonstop in seventeen hours. alex much us is an aviation analyst he says that many passengers will still opt for cheap non direct routes the first is this is the first nonstop flight between the u.k. and australia which is the 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 what we were found ferries for but as you say there are flights that exist there are longer qatar airways have it between different and so in terms of being commercially viable airlines and quantas say that it for them is better economics than stopping in dubai for example they've pulled out of the u.a.e. and have swapped it for singapore but in terms of from a passenger's point of view nonstop flights between australia in the u.k.
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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 stop once if not twice. now at the sport marion thank you so much australia's cricket captain steve smith has been suspended and fine but the sport's international governing body the bounty comes amid a cheating scandal after the aussie team admitted to ball tampering at least home and reports. particular this is the tiny piece of sticky tape that sent shock waves through australia's national sport it seemed completely beyond belief. that the astroid in cricket. had been involved injury during saturday's play in a test match in south africa a strongly as cameron battlecross was caught on camera placing a small object down his trousers after working on the ball when questioned by
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umpires he produced a sunglasses cloth but later admitted he'd use tape to rub dirt on the ball part of a plan backed by captain steve smith. in the later of the tame. incredibly sorry. for i guess trying to bring the game in. the way that we did today roughing up one side of a cricket ball can result in it swinging unpredictably through the air when it's ball towards a batsman ball tampering with an artificial substance is illegal but not new to the game with several big name players penalize in the past cricket's governing body the i.c.c. suspended smith for one game and finding his match fee the sport's chief saying the game needs to have a hard look at itself something south african fans of the test match in cape town seemed caylee aware of we all know that it's been happening for the past years but now you know if your team's been doing it against every other team for so long and
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with the reverse swing being one of these i think they're trying to get every single advantage they can but the problem is that they really cross the law and that this latest incident involved a premeditated planned to chase involving the national captain has provoked reaction from all levels of a strongly in society cricket australia has said sorry to fans everybody is gripped with a lot of shy men 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 the test match concluded in cape town with smith removed his captain and david warner a spice captain still there may be greater consequences to come first strongly in cricket hallman al-jazeera. it might come as little surprise that australia were beaten comfortably in the third test by south africa they were bowled out for just one hundred and seven in their second innings on sunday resulting in a three hundred twenty two run loss there's still one test to play in
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a fairly dramatic series which south africa now lead two to one. afghanistan's cricketers have been providing more positive headlines for the game in recent days the team have beaten the west indies by seven wickets to win the world cup qualifying tournament in zimbabwe both sides will be appearing at next year's event an excellent before that afghanistan will play their first official test match they'll be taking on india in june. cricket has returned to roxanne's biggest city for the first time in close to a decade the super league final was played in karate admit it's a huge security operation on sunday thousands of security guards were deployed both inside and around the stadium the highest profile game to have been hosted by the city since sri lanka's teams boss was attacked in the country and two thousand and nine as for the game itself a slum and united beat defending champions but showers all me they won the title for the second time in the tournaments three year history chasing down
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a victory target of one hundred forty nine runs. for i sebastian vettel has won the season opening formula one grand prix in australia defending champion lewis hamilton looked set for victory in melbourne and hamilton was leading until speed restrictions were briefly enforced when another car broke down all the track that altered his chance to make a pit stop and was able to rejoin the race ahead of the more see his first mercedes rival both vettel and hamilton are aiming for a fifth while title this season. i think so so what is there was so the exit all turned to and then when i saw it obviously you know it was really full of adrenaline even though you know the race is frozen but still to come into the pits everything limit trying to get back out because they told me it's really close we lose and we got out ahead i knew that it's difficult to pass but you kept some pressure on especially the beginning of the last and it's been an incredible weekend honestly to arrive in and have the performance we've had today no big
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congratulations to sebastian and for ari today i see they did a better job and we'll go back to the drawing board and work on it but we still have great pace up or if i was great i think in the race i was able to apply some pressure at the end now there's no bigger sport in south sudan than basketball and the sport is seen as a chance to give you a better life but would be stars still have a number of hurdles to overcome morgan reports from the capital g. . 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 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
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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 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 skate 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
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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 the families have economic challenges we believe is going to be the number one sport in south roughly we have about of all. plus. register press and we have so far have certain. just about over one hundred. david says he knows his training is limited but one day hopes to be one of those chosen few to leave for a scholarship and be good enough to play for teams elsewhere in the world people morgan al-jazeera juba. and that's all you sport for now i'll have more later but for now it's back to mary and randi thanks very much for by the watching acrobats five through the sky and i was performing nature bending tricks the circus has been at the forefront of entertainment in two hundred fifty years but in recent times
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high operating costs and animal rights concerns have seen audiences for now a new generation of performers are having to revolutionize the old art form as new barker reports from birmingham. 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 but that you know you can't dave in some ways made it just that they can do it every day which we do we do every day with you i may never really hear they discourage you claim apollo the bold and circus was born in britain in seventeen sixty eight when a showman called philip asli 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 a black and white world they would evolve into massive money making spectacles.
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today the circus like a theater all the opera is seen as an art form in its own right to people who see an extraordinary feat and that's always been repeated of service this year the physicality over the the things that seem to be almost impossible to see 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 more 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. now in theaters as well as temps. were very very few
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