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moved them to distant shack around seventy families who lost their homes in that earthquake still live in this camp say going to be up at the gala the government raised our hopes and then abandon us politicians have promised that they won't allow a repeat of what happened after the earthquake in one thousand and five but the cost and complexity of housing hundreds of people living in camps is a major task and one that many people here think the government the fail. and new yes new lessons and new rules this is the time when you get to choose your english teacher is for the next two years meet the teachers empowering best students might say i'm michael all about we're going to come out a suspect i want you to develop the skill with which you speak by letting them choose the lessons they learned revelent cation democratic schooling in one to condemn at this time on al-jazeera.
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russia vows to retaliate has the united states and fourteen european union nations expel its diplomats over the u.k. spy attack. hello i'm maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming out. saudi arabia says it shot down seven missiles fired by hoofy rebels in yemen targeting its app or it's. turnout is low and slow in egypt's presidential election where the incumbent abdel fatah sisi is certain to return to office. at least sixty four people are dead and dozens remain missing after a fire at a shopping center in siberia.
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the united states and fourteen e.u. nations have expelled more than one hundred russian diplomats this is in a coordinated response to the nerve agent attack on form a double agent sergey scrip all in the united kingdom earlier this month u.s. president trump ordered sixty russian diplomats to leave including twelve attached to the united nations and he's also close the russian consulate in seattle russia says it will respond in kind what more than sixty russian officials will be kicked out of europe france germany and poland each expelling four diplomats ukraine which is not in a new member state is also taking action they are expelling thirteen russian diplomats from the country and canada and else the expulsion of four diplomats and said it was denying accreditation to three more let's be top diplomatic editor james bays who is at the united nations and as you were hearing that these
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expulsions seem to span the globe what's been the reaction at the u.n. . well people of watching this very closely diplomats that i've been speaking to watching this very closely in the last couple of hours. watching what the what has been going on with regard to these expulsions this is something that will certainly i think affect russia because russia sees its permanent seat at the united nations is very important to it very strategic it's worth noting that the diplomats who are being expelled from the u.n. being accused of engaging in espionage activities that are adverse to u.s. national security now i think they're saying that rather than talking about what happened in the u.k. and in solsbury because the the u.s. is very keen not to violate the one hundred forty seven agreement it has with the united nations about diplomats being able to operate here on international soil and
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james how would you gauge then the impact this will have on international diplomacy . well we've had international diplomacy pretty much stalled for the last four years in many ways since the annexation of crimea i think this is going to make things worse think about places like yemen think about places like syria the only way you can get things done is get countries around the table and in particular those two members of the u.n. security council permanent members the u.s. and russia and it's going to be much harder i think now to get them to agree on anything i can tell you in one hour's time the u.n. secretary general has his regular monthly lunch with the u.n. security council so we expect to have the u.n. secretary general the u.s. ambassador and the russian ambassador i'm sure the conversation between those two ambassadors won't be particularly called deal that's the problem that we're now
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facing i think we'd like reporters of course to be a fly on the wall of that meeting all right thank you very much james days with all the latest from the united nations well let's head to the russian capital now roig chalons is there more a string of reaction forests and. actually we will wait to reestablish a connection with roy chalons their reaction so far from moscow has been that they have vowed to react in kind and to take retaliatory measures against this coordinated action that we see from europe and the us but i think we can try to speak story again he is there for us now and so we're just saying in terms of the russian reaction they have vowed retaliation but could they have ever anticipated a diplomatic crisis of this nature. yeah reciprocity that's the word that's being used by the russian foreign ministry it
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basically means whatever is done to us will do back to you as well so i would expect that in the coming days we're going to see a number of tit for tat diplomatic expulsions happening the foreign minister is coming out with a list of options they're going to give that's a ready made putin and putin as the commander in chief the arbiter of russian foreign policy is basically going to make the decision about what happens no i don't think the the russians saw this level of response coming didn't think that the united kingdom would be able to put together such a long list of supportive nations around the world i mean they are western nations primarily but still there are a lot of them this came on a bad day already for russia because of the awful fire in the far east of the countries or in siberia which has killed upwards of sixty people this is further added to russia's terrible day but i think there are
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a couple things worth saying one is that this will be easily spotted by the russian power structures as yet another example of anti russian sentiment in the west hysterical. russophobe pick campaign from the united kingdom which has brought in gullible friends and allies of london and also i think that if there are no further measures measures that the russian elite are really worried about such as targeting of assets in financial centers around the world like london new york and say cyprus if those don't materialize over the coming days then perhaps moscow will feel the u.s. is taking a diplomatic here but it might have got off rather lightly right now thanks very much for a challenge bring us the reaction there from the russian capital. saudi
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arabia's military says it shot down seven missiles fired from yemen has the rebels say they carried out a strike it's targeting several airports saudi authorities say at least one person was killed a solid binge of aid has the latest. as the rockets rained down there were moments of panic. this is what's left of a missile fired by hutu rebels in yemen which targeted the saudi capital riyadh on sunday. and of the fragment landed on an island on a busy road. a barrel range of seven ballistic missiles were intercepted by saudi arabia's air defense multiple social media users posted videos of the u.s. patriot missile defense system used by the saudi military. at least one egyptian resident was killed in the attack as forensic teams collect evidence the saudi coalition is again blaming iran for arming the hooty fighters the cuts force who have operatives on the ground in yemen have helped the who are these and the yemeni
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armed forces to basically augment the capability of the missiles in order to make them more capable and there were these say you know if you don't negotiate with us we will continue with more sophisticated weaponry more missiles being fired and there will be more dead on the side of saudi arabia which is something they can sustain these types of attacks continue despite the saudi coalition announcing in two thousand and fifteen that most of the route is ballistic arsenal was destroyed the objective is to continue to look for this kind of missiles targeted destroyed. we believe that we destroy most of these abilities it's been three years since the coalition launched a military campaign to fight the hoodies in support of yemen's government hundreds of thousands have gathered in the capital sanaa just before the missile attack the hoody leader talked about his group's capabilities we. will use a long range drawings which have excellent military capabilities we will activate
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the military institutions in an unprecedented way and open up more opportunities to recruit the children and men of our people to fight. the hutus of been cheering images of the destruction caused by saudi attacks in yemen they say their missiles are acts of revenge. these ten thousand people on all sides of been killed in yemen and millions more suffer in what the u.n. calls the worst humanitarian crisis in recent years and through all this the war continues some of the job aid out there. and ship shows have begun voting for a new president in the country's three day election but the turnout has been low income president abdel fatah sisi is expected to win a second term after most of his challenges withdrew. ports. a crucial moment for the band seeking reelection president i will for to see once
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a comfortable win and the huge turnout among the nearly sixty million eligible voters his supporters see him as the only man capable of leading egypt at a time when the nation faces many challenges and i'm an empty. i couldn't sleep from all the joy just to come here and say yes to my motherland egypt i came here to say yes to stability yes to development i came here to say yes to our military and. i will vote for sisi for the sake of the coming phase and i have a bachelor's degree in business administration and i feel like i have not given what i deserve and i feel that this coming phase will offer great things but the election has been widely seen as a false potential rivals to c.c. have either been jailed or dropped out of the race after a campaign of intimidation the only candidate allowed to run is
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a staunch supporter of president sisi. whose leader of the centrist party told the media he doesn't want to challenge the authority of c.c. for critics. more than a candidate whose role is to give the impression of a legitimate election i don't think there's any question that it's a sham i'm not aware of any serious difference of opinion among you know political scientists or human rights groups or analysts i think the point of the election is to demonstrate cc's power and his popularity this is why the government is pushing so hard for a high turnout if there's a low turnout it will be bad optics for the regime. president sisi will likely secure a second term but the general turned politician faces botting discontent over the economy and armed groups operating in the sinai peninsula the vote will last for
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two war days a strong turnout could indicate a growing trust in cc's leadership has about al-jazeera a senior political analyst marwan bashar joins us in the studio and some are one thing that everyone is watching from this election it's very important to see see is the turnout from it one of the expectations and what are we seeing right now. actually i just read. in an egyptian website the election commission is boasting that in these six districts including cairo and sinai that there is a high turnout i doubt it just like most other media outlets have been covering the day doubt that seems like there's an attempt at coercing or at least. enticing people to go out and vote but that's not working out very well and it's for a simple reason of course when we talk about. independent fair and free elections
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we expect them to be independent and they are not because the election commission is in the pocket of the government we expect them to be fair and they are not because all the other candidates were either imprisoned or intimidated not to run and we expected to be free and it's not because most people are actually pushed into voting for sisi or not to vote at all and last month not least for the elections to be elections meaning to have other people actually competing well in this election there's virtually no one because i was we all know by now that most of the most of almost as not much of a candidate and hence we have a referendum that's not independent the snot fair and that's not free it's difficult to gauge that's the extent of the accuracy of it because of the lack of transparency around elections of the political system in egypt but it does seem as though president sisi does have the support of part of the population yes of course
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but is that part of the population ten percent or twenty percent. but there is very very few reports that actually give us a certain popularity of this probe of this president for example like putin putin in russia when they say he has eighty percent popular popular to rate they actually say that this guy despite all his winning and dealing is actually popular in his country sisi is popular among a certain segment of the population but after so many years of stagnation unemployment poverty and soul so forth he's definitely not that popular and that's why he needs to cheat his way into power because if he actually run against the likes of the number two for example or others who were ready to be candidates then he would have been in trouble and that's why despite his. i legation that he had
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played no role in it but he really made sure that no other occurred there will kind of it can run all right thank you senior political analyst ron bashara still ahead for you on the program the israeli supreme court demands deportation details from more than forty thousand african refugees. and we'll tell you why one of australia's most popular and idolized sports has come in for such a battering. welcome back the weather across much of southern and eastern china is fine at the moment away from shanghai down to hong kong there plenty of sunshine and quite decent temperatures to different picture further towards the south and west with more in the way of rain and this area of rain is like the push into northern parts of vietnam as we head on through into wednesday fine for the east for yangon
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a memoir temperatures there of thirty seven degrees heading across into south asia it's a largely fine picture here too although you can see the cloud across sri lanka given the threat of wanted to share a so-so look at the forecast we could see go chaffetz in colombo and generally across more so in parts of india fair amount of cloud at times but a largely dry picture is fine for the north indeed getting quite hot now in delhi highs there of thirty eight degrees the fine conditions continue to head on through into wednesday and the night before coming in at a maximum of forty degrees celsius so as you move across into the arabian peninsula it remains pretty warm here at the moment temperatures already kicking on towards summertime valleys thirty five the high in doha abu dhabi there thirty on the other side the potential little bit of cloud around the world and of the red sea but it should remain dry and fine with a temperature of thirty eight degrees in both mecca medina in fact temperatures rise a little bit as that wind continues to push up from the desert south. on
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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 bus america's guns inside the biggest unregulated weapons market in the developed world counting the cost. a comeback a quick look at the top stories now russia has vowed to retaliate after the u.s.
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canada and fourteen states expelled more than one hundred russian diplomats it's a coordinated response to a nerve agent attack on a former double agent in the u.k. earlier this month. yemen's you see rebels about to fire more missiles into saudi arabia unless it stops bombing that country one person died in riyadh after the saudi military shot down seven missiles fired from yemen on day. and egyptians are voting in a presidential election that set to deliver an easy victory for the current leader up till fatah. investigators are looking into a fire that killed sixty four people in russia they say that a security guard switched off the building's fire alarm system exits were also illegally blocked in the shopping mall in the eastern city of kemah. russian president vladimir putin has yet to speak publicly about this tragedy the worst fire since the collapse of the soviet union john holl reports. firefighters had battled the blaze for hours by monday morning with most of the fire put out drone
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footage revealed the horrifying extent of the damage combustible walls and ceilings entirely collapsed where once they'd been cinemas and a children's play area they'd been full on sunday with families on a day out. rushes investigative committee at work in the remains of the shopping mall in the siberian city of command over says a security guard had switched off the alarm system some fire exits were blocked and cinemas packed with children watching cartoons were said to be locked to stop those without tickets from sneaking in for one person from an upper window was the only hope the emergency services in command over have confirmed dozens of deaths with some bodies yet to be recovered all those leave the most difficult areas for us to collapse in the miles because they've almost entirely fallen through to the third
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floor now bit by bit we continue to remove the construction. witnesses describe children becoming separated from adults as the mall filled with choking black smoke survivors were visibly distraught. this boy you live in years old jumped from a fourth floor window doctors say he's responding well to treatment but his parents and little sister didn't make it out. of course i'm shocked by what's happened nothing like this has ever happened before in camero vote it's the first time and i feel so sorry for the people the children who were there this is terrible i'm speechless investigators say it's premature to discuss the cause but they have identified serious violations in the construction and use of the mall converted from what was once a factory for people including the mall's owners have been detained.
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the emir of qatar has met the russian president during the first visit to moscow by a foreign leader since fatima pollution was reelected just over a week ago the two sides held talks in the kremlin and was set to make an agreement which would allow castle airways to buy a stake in moscow's luke over international airport it's the second major deal for doha's national carrier earlier it signed a five year blasdell cooperation agreement with the moscow museum of modern art authorities in germany are unlikely to decide this week whether or not to extradite ousted catalan president collins pushed him on to spain the state prosecutors seem set to take the decision on his status next month the former catalonia regional leader is expected to appear in court in northern germany he is currently being held in prison in new monster visual is wanted in spain on charges of sedition and rebellion. syrian government forces a regain control of nearly all of eastern ghouta the area was once one of the last strongholds rebel strongholds close to damascus the russian defense ministry says
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six and a half thousand people were evacuated from the southern towns in eastern guta as part of a deal they are now in only the town of duma has yet to surrender so harder reports from beirut. bus after bus arrived in the rebel controlled province of idlib in northwest syria thousands of people transported across a divided country rebel factions surrendered their strongholds in eastern huta after what was one of the fiercest offensives launched by the pro-government alliance fighters their families and members of the opposition deported as part of a negotiated with. a burnt everything even the bunkers we were hiding in if we left the bunkers we would get killed by air strikes i can describe the situation we were in it was over. almost two thousand syrians were killed and thousands were wounded in the attacks appeals for medical supplies for those
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trapped in a war zone went unheeded already there was a shortage of aid and medications because of a government imposed siege on the opposition area lesser from the local one unfortunately the cases we received are very critical we also have cases of malnutrition as well as extremely sick people who couldn't receive proper treatment because of the lack of medications as a result of the siege more than ten thousand people have been displaced and not all are fighters some didn't want to risk arrest or be forced to join the army they left with whatever they could carry. we left our homes behind everything has been destroyed we left our history. we left behind because we go to a place of constant since. eastern huta has been under the control of the opposition since two thousand and thirteen not long after the government besieged the enclave. it wasn't only under siege came under fire for years it was always an
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important military objective for the government being so close to the capital but the pro-government alliance was busy fighting on many fronts and it was always just a question of time when it would turn its attention to the rebel stronghold. it has been one tragedy after another for syrians courted what seems to be an endless conflict. we lived in bomb close our lives were in danger we left after the international community let us don't go. it has become what some describe as a dumping ground over the years tens of thousands of rebels and their families who surrender territory to the government were sent here and there is little sign that they just like those who have been recently displaced will ever return to their homes to. beirut. israeli police are questioning prime minister benjamin netanyahu over one of several corruption cases that could threaten his political future israeli media reports say the questioning relates to netanyahu his dealings with
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israel's biggest telecommunications company is accused of giving back regulatory benefits in exchange for favorable coverage on its news website well in all the developments the israeli government's been given until monday to provide more details of its plan to deport more than forty thousand african refugees supremes court set a deadline after suspending the program at a hearing earlier this month migrants an asylum seekers were offered a choice earlier this year deportation or jail are a false reports from west jerusalem. among the inmates of saharan imprisoned deep in israel's southern negev desert are dozens of eritrean and sudanese men who have in the narrowest sense chosen to be there instead of deportation to a third country known to be either uganda or wondered what are her son says the inmates have made the right choice he accepted a deal to leave israel for uganda in twenty fourteen but instead found himself delivered to sudan the country he'd fled now he's made it to uganda away studying
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law but says direct deportees from israel have their documents taken at the airport leaving them unprotected no one is willing to fight or die for this because rates in israel there's at least there's activists and there's a lot of resistance. israel's government is trying to remove forty thousand africans mostly sudanese and eritrean who entered from egypt before a border fence was completed four years ago the first phase of the detention or deportation policy targets single men but for now it's been frozen pending a decision by israel supreme court on monday the train was running very quickly we at least stopped that seagull coco v.v. is one of those behind the legal petition against the policy she doubts the government has a defensible deal with rwanda to show the court and hopes the freeze will continue but i think it's going to be very hard for the supreme court now to turn this around and say without an agreement without passing an agreement this can go on israel's prime minister though is determined to press ahead last week he said
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unrestricted african migration would be more dangerous than terrorism is on argued that israel has the right to expel people he calls illegal infiltrators where somebody is granted asylum status he can be expelled but not to the country where he cannot be returned in this case but if another country is willing to accept him it's perfectly legal under international law. it's an argument that holds little weight for to. who fled forced service in the eritrean army but how do. asylum claim rejected in israel he says neither rwanda nor uganda offers the safe haven that should be his right under international law lets so i do what i did but if it does to stay in a prison to stay in a prison i prefer to stay in a body that instead of risk of death. i don't give up also i don't lose hope i don't give up hope. in the short term such hopes depend on the next decision made by israel supremes court but more broadly they rely on the outcome of
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what's been a vociferously national debate about whether african refugees now deserve the same kind of sanctuary in israel as jews fleeing europe in the twentieth century a recent poll suggested two thirds of jewish israelis supported the government line are a force of al-jazeera western. australia's major quick response to say they're assessing their relationship with the national team is the fallout from the country's ball tampering scandal continues cricket australia has sent investigators to south africa to look into the circumstances of the incident that has shocked the country and cricket fans around the wild yerevan elam is in sydney with the latest. there's no precedent in australian cricket for this sort of investigation so it's unclear what form it would take but there are no doubt many questions that need to be answered including what if any involvement the coach had in this there are also calls for further sanctions on the leadership team and we've been getting some mixed responses from people outside the sydney cricket ground on what sanctions
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should be. in an international. stand down stay standard. but then again every team cheats just got caught not others alosi all together but i think it's sort of. this trillion sports commission said the players involved should have immediately been sent home and that there needs to be an overhaul of the culture within the sport we think that one of the good things that's come out of this situation is that the public has still a very strong message to the leadership of the sport about where they brought along and what they consider to be totally inappropriate standards of behavior and strong athletes in the green and gold. to conduct themselves with the utmost integrity as the cricket australia investigation plays out here in the wake there are doubts about how much you can salvage the reputation of one of the most popular and idolized sports in the country. as more and everything we're covering the program
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right here. now a quick look at the top stories russia has vowed to retaliate after the u.s. canada and fourteen e.u. states expelled more than one hundred russian diplomats it's a coordinated response to a nerve agent attack on former double agent sergey scruple and his daughter in the u.k. earlier this month person accuses moscow of being behind the assault which the kremlin denies us president donald trump has ordered sixty russian diplomats to leave including twelve attached to the united nations and he's also closed the russian consulate in seattle or a challenge has more from moscow this will be easily spotted by the russian power structures as yet another example of the russian sentiment in the west hysterical.
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russophobe pick campaign from the united kingdom which has brought in gullible friends and allies of london and also i think that if there are no further measures measures that the russian elite are really worried about such as targeting of assets or financial centers around the world like london new york state cyprus if those don't materialize over the coming days then perhaps moscow will feel the u.s. is taking a diplomatic but it might have got off rather lightly and our other top stories yemen's heathy rebels have vowed to fire more missiles into saudi arabia unless it stops bombing that country a saudi military says it shot down seven missiles fired from yemen early on monday including three targeting riyadh at least one person was killed and two others injured saudi arabia has let up on the campaign against who sees for the last three years. egyptians are voting in a presidential election that set to deliver an easy victory for carita abdul fatah the government is hoping for
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a high turnout but many have been empty only one of the challengers running against . detained. in their campaigns completely and investigators look into a fire that killed sixty four people at a shopping center in russia say a security guard switched off the building's fire system exits were also illegally blocked in the mall in the city of camera the blaze has been extinguished but many people are still missing. on that story and everything else at the top of the next hour and twenty five minutes time coming up now it's counting the cost.

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