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accepting bribes just to show the most dangerous commodity on s. sometimes take a spot at the door and i did for years to blow up a personal bond that these judicial corruption doesn't michael. i think i come out of my compass in an exclusive documentary al-jazeera examined one man's extraordinary battle for justice in donna. and then reported wealth on the. 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 syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country have been truly unable to escape the war.
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this is al-jazeera. you're watching the news hour live from our headquarters in doha i'm daddy navigator coming up in the next sixty minutes this is the tropics. this should be a day of shame for every member of this council the u.s. lashes out at russia and syria accusing them of using a u.n. cease fire it's a bomb easterner into submission in the morning and protests in russia following a deadly mall fire in siberia that killed more than sixty people. there could be a different look in the referendum. you know how they're not being in my view cheating the man who blew the whistle on the facebook data scandal testifies that he the
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same dirty tricks were used in the u.k. as campaign and saudi arabia's crown prince uses his visit to the u.s. to renew his attack on the iran nuclear agreements. hello the u.s. ambassador to the united nations says all members of the security council should be ashamed that the bombing of continues despite as cease fire agreements while syrian government forces with russian air support launched an offensive to retake it from fighter groups more than a month ago the u.s. ambassador nikki haley blamed the two countries for what she called a slaughter but her syrian counterpart struck back. on impossible odds immunity to do not collapse all four as a u.s. representative said it was liberated as we liberated the eastern part of aleppo
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terrorism in eastern guta fell collapse yes this should be a shame as the us representative said it should be a day of shame for the supporters and sponsors of terrorism you ship and you have supported terrorism for years in order to topple the government in syria by force. meanwhile russia's defense ministry says thirteen thousand fighters and their families have left syria. over the past three days they are heading to the only other remaining rebel held area in syria. has more from neighboring beirut. ahmed says he never carried arms against the syrian government but some of his family members belong to the five man faction that's one of the reasons why he left his home in eastern as part of the surrender deal reached with the pope government alliance the other reason is his opposition to reconciling with a government that has killed so many people. every family in lost
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a family member i lost a lot of friends i lost a colleague who was among the twenty six who died in the famous airstrike i lost two children that i was teaching at school we decided to move away from this brutal regime. ahmed now lives in a mosque he is among some eight hundred thousand people who have been displaced from what was once the rebel controlled enclave in the suburbs of damascus many of those deported to adlib opposition controlled province in the northwest are fighters. is one of them the rebels controlled eastern huta since late two thousand and twelve but months later it was besieged by government forces. and it's sad that we lost this battle after seven years of remaining steadfast after so many sacrifices we had to surrender because of the civilians they killed many children. hospitals are out of service anyone injured would die slowly. camps are being set up for syria's newly displaced the refugee camps are overstretched this is
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a province with a population of one million displaced people and local communities are struggling to cope. when rebels are defeated they go to adlib those who don't want to live under the rule of president bashar assad also moved to lead but there is nowhere safe in that province airstrikes continue to hit nonmilitary targets such as schools and health facilities. the rebels arrived with their light weapons it's not clear if they will join the ranks of the armed factions an adlib where there has been rebel fighting. regime for seven years but no food no water no medicine until the regime the russians launched a barbaric campaign we promised the offset regime that we will return we will liberate the area there are those who refused to admit defeat but the loss of east is the worst setback for the opposition since it was forced to surrender the eastern part of aleppo city in two thousand and sixteen after a similar military campaign. well iraq's prime minister has
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ordered the military to take full control of the country's borders after neighboring turkey said it was conducting operations in a kurdish region in the north and recent days the turkish president has said he intended to use the military to clear the singe are off kurdish fighters since then the turkish prime minister has said no military operations will be lost without baghdad's consent. yesterday we received a phone call from his excellent seated turkish prime minister who affirmed his respect for iraq's sovereignty on the borders and assured us that they would not do anything that would harm iraq's sovereignty he also confirmed that we did not have any agreement on any joint operations he repeated what he said at his press conference that the media may have reported his words mistakenly he said that they would not do anything without the approval of the iraqi government. nato has joined
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twenty six countries that are expelling russian diplomats in response to the nerve agent attack in the u.k. seven russian nato did. formats will be sent home the accreditation of three others will also be blocked nato secretary general said russia underestimated the unity of the alliance or moscow has promised a strong response to the expulsions the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov said there were few independent countries left in europe but it's the use of your words for the wish that we will respond undoubtedly because nobody wants to talk about a switch board behavior and we won't tell you that we know this is the result of colossal pressure causal blackmail which is now unfortunately the main tool of washington on the international arena five people are facing charges related to a fire in a russian shopping center that killed sixty four people forty one of them children the tragedy sparked a rare protest on the streets demanding justice for the victims president vladimir
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putin visited the siberian city where it happened and blamed the tragedy on criminal negligence our moscow correspondent challenge reports. two different memorial events in moscow one tuesday evening two different aspects of a nation's grief first the official one beneath the walls of the kremlin with flowers and toys supplied by the city authorities later a people's gathering on pushkin square here there was anger at the country's political system for allowing cameras appalling fine to happen. citizens are deeply unhappy with your thought these actions including the president who should be responsible for everything happening in the country but who nevertheless doesn't do anything to minimize things like corruption. i think that the at the rallies hundred percent state i don't think that many people willingly when there are many of them receive salaries from the state and they were forced to
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attend here people came because they wanted to in camera itself which lost so many people in this disaster understandably the mood was even more roar that's a rally demanding truth and justice a man described his last words to his dying young daughter would you. i said where is my daughter i was talking to her on the phone she cried i'm here dad here i told her lie down on the floor i'm brave breathe and don't die i cried i was crying to my daughter she said dad i love you i'm suffocating i'm losing consciousness excuse me people here say they believe the death toll is much higher than officially admitted. vladimir putin often stays away from domestic disasters but earlier on tuesday he visited camera and its bereaved residents criminal negligence was to blame he said but it was too early to point fingers at this
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system an investigation team of one hundred people is working here they will go along the whole chain starting with those who issued licenses and up to those who are responsible for safety and that security firm employee who is sitting there and did not press the button on time in the gutted remains of the winter cherry shopping center those investigators are trying to piece together what happened and how blocks fire exits and nonfunctioning alarm system and the slow emergency response might have contributed to the deaths of so many children and families relaxing on a sunday afternoon five people have been charged the director the technical direct . of the mall have already appeared in court they insist all safety inspections and training were done by the book rusher is no stranger to horrible tragedy so it's quite difficult to put one's finger exactly on what it is about with this one that's made people so i'm angry perhaps the high number of children dead is a fact so but also to i think the belief amongst many russians that corruption and
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bureaucratic indifference on just nuisances they can be devastatingly fatal to a country systemic failings are often most exposed by disaster and it's the failings of eighteen years of putin's rules that are on display just as he begins his fourth and potentially last in office reach allan's al-jazeera moscow well facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg reportedly testified before a u.s. congressional committee next month over the social networks role in harvesting millions of users data without their knowledge facebook and the data analytics firm cambridge analytical are at the center of a row over how personal information was used to influence the outcome of the twenty six for the brics that referendum to be declared null and void florence the reports . christopher what his extraordinary relations are now casting a shadow over democratic elections on both sides of the atlantic here he was speaking to a u.k.
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government committee explaining how he knew that public opinion had been unlawfully manipulated before the referendum which is leading to the u.k. leaving the european union to irrevocably alter the constitutional settlement of this country on fraud is a mutilation of the constitutional settlement of this country and you cannot call yourself a lever you cannot call yourself somebody who believes in british law and and win by breaking british law in order to achieve that. while the central claim is that the campaign group to leave the european union hired an offshoot of cambridge analytical the data mining company accused of harvesting personal details of millions of people through facebook and manipulating opinions in an attempt to put on trump in the white house the company he said had subverted elections for its own aims in countries including nigeria and trinidad now it was doing the same in the u.k.
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the company will send out videos of people being murdered to intimidate voters this is the company that goes out and tries to illicitly acquire you know live internet browsing data of everyone in an entire country so i think a lot of questions should be asked about the role of patriotic here in this election and whether they were indeed actually complying with the law here to answer they said had already been claimed to leave campaign broke u.k. election law by using campaign funds unlawfully allegations the leave camp denies but in an emergency debate in parliament m.p.'s hostile to brick sets have begun to demand the referendum results be declared null and void inherently untrustworthy if the allegations are true that a potentially six hundred two. five thousand pounds was spent illegally in a very focused targeted campaign which by definition would been focused on targeted
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on a very small number of people then i think it's very hard to predict in the fact that that would have passed the law to new york and nobody is above at least one prominent m.p. who backs the leave campaign said he agreed with the need for a criminal inquiry so it ended up in a situation where you get newspaper headlines like this questioning not just the ethical value but the sheer legality of the vote to leave the european union of course supporters of brick states would say the entire thing is a made up plot to discredit a democratic decision but in this hall of mirrors it's becoming increasingly difficult to know what's real and what's fake gloriously al-jazeera westminster in london let's speak to corrine mcsherry she's the legal director at the electronic frontier foundation joining us via skype from san francisco thanks for speaking to us on al-jazeera so in the wake of the scandal there are now growing calls for facebook to be regulated the chiefs apple as well as i.b.m.
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supporting that call is it a good idea. well. i think that the step one actually is to make sure that we look at the laws that we already happen place and figure out whether facebook violated them so for example. we know that there was a concern large settlement agreement that facebook reached with the federal trade union. d.c. several years ago and i know a lot of lawyers are looking at whether facebook violated those that agreement already and then secondly we have a lot of laws in place against deceptive advertising to certain who are getting i think we should be looking at whether facebook where leave it any of those was so i think stuck want is figuring out what do we already have what tools do we already have not. what laws has facebook already made it and start there and then we can
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look and see if we need further privacy protections but i do times when privacy protections or regulations have on not only facebook but also the users. well that's a really good one so i don't think we should just be focusing on facebook i actually don't think we should be focusing just on a single platform though obviously what's happened you know starts with what really what we should be thinking about is what kinds of across the board user privacy protections do you need to protect all users across all platforms and not just with respect to facebook itself and that starts with things like making sure that users have the ability to actually know what the platforms are do you believe with all the information that they're gathering about us which i think is very unclear at this point looking for independent auditors. not just facebook but across the poor to make sure that they're really transparent and honest when they do tell us what
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they're doing work with our data do you think that mark zuckerberg is going to be able to provide any of that information when he testifies to congress there are unconfirmed reports that he should be testifying to gone congress however we know that he has decided not to appear in the u.k. in front of a parliamentary inquiry there. so your question of whether he should be able to provide that information so neatly eventer be ready to him that he and the company as a whole are going to face a lot of questions in that they're not ready to answer them it's going to be a terrible it's already a terrible disaster for them and it's just going to get worse ok we'll leave it there we thank you very much occurring mcsherry for joining us out of san francisco my pleasure thank you. plenty more ahead on the al-jazeera news hour including zimbabwe's school teachers threaten to storm the president's office over their work grievances plus. is it possible you know. we
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look at the mystery surrounding the train many believe brought north korea's leader to china coming up in sport three australian cricketers have been sent home in disgrace from their tour of south africa we'll have that story for you with a little later on. but first some egyptians are facing a campaign if intimidation and bribes to push them into voting in the presidential election and local officials and security forces are threatening some voters with confiscation of goods and other disciplinary measures unless they cast their ballots others have been offered food and cast if they go to the polls it's part of an effort to boost turnout on the third and final day of the vote which president i've been for the has sisi is certain to win well sisi came to power after overthrowing the muslim brotherhood mohamed morsy egypt's first democratically
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elected president the brotherhood was later outlawed by the country's military government some of binge of a tons more. there was a small window of democracy in egypt's long history of strongmen backed by the military that was in two thousand and twelve when mohamed morsi was sworn in but the triumph of egypt's first democratically elected president and the party he represents the muslim brotherhood lasted just twelve months. the largest representative of political sunni islam in egypt is now labeled by the state as a terrorist organization which the brotherhood denies there's no room for any kind of political practice nobody is allowed to express his opinion nobody is allowed to field a himself as a candidate in as a serious candidate in front of sisi the military controls everything. you muslim brotherhood has been on the hitlist of egyptian rulers for nearly a century has an alumna the first guy general was believed to have been killed by
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egyptian secret police in one thousand nine hundred ninety. despite supporting the nurse said who became president the brotherhood was banned in one nine hundred fifty four dozens of members were arrested or escaped another brotherhood leaders say it but it was hanged on the orders of president and were sadat throughout the one nine hundred eighty s. efforts by the muslim brotherhood to become a political force failed it wasn't until the removal of hosni mubarak in two thousand and eleven that the brotherhood's freedom and justice party was elected for the first time along with president mohamed morsi who is known death row for ordering the killing of protesters. just a year after taking charge he was removed in a military coup led by the current president of the fatah and sisi morsi supporters accused the so-called deep state especially within the military hierarchy of not allowing the muslim brotherhood government to function in that single year after the first fully democratic election the main mistake is actually handing over their
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responsibility of managing the transitional period after the revolution after ousting hosni mubarak handing over this power to to the military took to the military and the military had all the time in order to abort the achievements of the revolution and. like other military rulers of egypt sisi has ordered the jailing of thousands of brotherhood supporters and successfully lobbied regional backers to declare the group as a terrorist organization. exiled members and brotherhood supporters say the ruling clique is suppressing moderate voices and warning that could result in an extreme reaction in egypt. iran's revolutionary guard has denied accusations by saudi arabia that its arming hoofy rebels in yemen on sunday ruthie's fired several missiles across the border targeting saudi arabia's capital riyadh missile fragments killed one person and injured two others iran has
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often been accused of sending weapons to the whole fees but a report by the iranian news agency quotes the revolutionary guard as saying yemenis are capable of producing their own weapons. meanwhile saudi arabia's crown prince is criticizing the iran nuclear deal comparing it to waiting for a bullet to reach your heads he said action was needed immediately to replace the agreement in an interview with the new york times mohamed bin soundman insisted the deal would only delay not prevent iran from acquiring nuclear weapons the twenty fifteen agreement saw international sanctions on iran lifted in exchange for the curbing of its nuclear development program let's speak to joel rubin in washington d.c. he's the president of the washington strategy group is also former deputy assistant secretary of state good to have you with us on al-jazeera thanks for joining us so many people would not really be surprised by what mohamed bin sandman is saying
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about iran and the on the nuclear agreement but how significant do you think his comments are coming at a time when he's embarking on this three week tour in the u.s. . well thank you for having me these are significant comments but it's really ill advised for him to be wading into the middle of a partisan fight right now and that's really how it's shaping up in washington over the iran nuclear deal democrats very much want this deal to continue and many republicans as well in congress have not voted to have this deal and they wanted to be implemented well they want the oversight they want the inspections they have concerns about other issues as democrats do as well but they want to keep this deal in place so for him to insert himself right now this time it doesn't look good for him with for him with democrats and it really does put a bull's eye in a sense on the pack of saudi arabia as an instigator of ending this deal yeah well where's the all of this heading to he's made these comments recently but he's also
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said that saudi arabia is ready to develop nuclear weapons in the event that iran heads in that direction he's compared iran simply to read leader ayatollah out of how many. where is this all going. well what we don't need in the middle east are any more nuclear weapon eyes countries that's for certain and across party lines there's no support for a nuclear armed saudi arabia and this is taking it to a rhetorical level that we have not seen from saudi arabia before but there's a lot of repair work still that saudi arabia has to do here in the united states with the american people the american people generally associated saudi arabia with nine one one and that has been the consistent failure of saudi arabia to really speak to the american people about this and so that combined with yemen the war there last week there was a vote in the senate to end american support for the military action by saudi
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arabia it didn't pass but it was an unprecedented vote so that there's not a strong reservoir of political support for saudi arabia and so it's intriguing that he's pushing so aggressively into our politics of foreign policy yet trump and mohamed been so mine seem to see eye to eye when it comes to a reservoir of political support for saudi arabia and so it's intriguing that he's pushing so aggressively into our politics of foreign policy yet trump and mohamed been mine seem to see eye to eye when it comes to iran and now you have a secretary of state that is likely to be confirmed my comp a a who is hardly a hard liner when it comes to iran as well as well as michael o'boyle john bolton excuse me the the new national security advisor. that's right and inmates wealth is the deadline once again for the president to certify the iran nuclear agreement he will have
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a new team in place as you said these two individuals are on the record opposing the iran nuclear deal if the president ends the deal and american participation in it he will own the consequences saudi arabia will as well based upon what the crown prince is saying here in the united states and that is very dangerous uncharted territory from an american national security perspective if you will isolate us from our allies it will undermine our credibility on the poem sea with north korea in their nuclear program and it won't really give us a clear path forward on how to prevent an iranian nuclear bomb so it will be very risky territory and in just a yes or no answer do you think that's a trump is going to end the nuclear agreement. all indicators are based upon the person always picking that yes he will but still there will be pressure against it in the next couple of months ok i got it thank you very much joel rubin for speaking to us from washington thank you. now teachers and zimbabwe have threatened
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to storm the offices of president immerse. and bring the public sector to a standstill they're demanding a one hundred percent pay rise and guarantees against harassment by politicians parents also reports from harare. public school teachers in zimbabwe say not much has changed since president investment of what took over from robert mugabe in november they say they earn between two hundred and three hundred fifty dollars a month they want a one hundred percent salary increase and better with the conditions we still see a lot of the villains of the struggle guns in government poses we're told will be. huge who's going to be saying where is the money that was due to market translate into our pockets was a little a blizzard of the government is slow what is do we have fitness to feed we have children to send to school we have bills to pay we have transport costs to reach in things like that we also have daily day to day needs even the. medical hold
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facilities we also need to take our children then also to dig but then the money is new do no. harm doing it doctors have been on strike for nearly a month crippling the public health sector the teachers are saying that they will also down tools if their demands are met and they will stop going to teach in the public schools the government has ceded to civil servants to striking doctors and to the teachers who are disgruntled the government is trying to address the needs they say that the government is broke that there's a shortage of foreign currency and right now the state can afford to raise salaries but people are seemingly agitated see many running out of patience they say it's time for the government at all they will bring the entire public sector to a standstill. if you're close ruling coalition has chosen the country's new leader mode will be the first aroma prime minister in nearly three decades his appointment comes about among. after the former prime minister of. this island resigned in
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a surprise move that prompted the government to declare a state of emergency the romo's is one of the biggest ethiopian ethnic groups to start a string of anti-government protests in twenty fifteen still ahead on the al-jazeera news hour it was a twenty sixteen police shooting case that helped spark a nationwide protest over the killing of black men we now have a ruling on the altar in sterling investigation coming up in sports former u.s. open champion sloane stephens stands a one so world number one in miami. hello there we're expecting some severe weather over parts of north america over the next couple of days you can see the weather system already with us it's giving us some
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heavy downpours and we're likely to hear the odd rumble of thunder in with that we're also expecting some large hail and maybe the old tornado as well so here's that weather system during the day on wednesday stretching all the way up towards washington d.c. and not really moving anywhere in a great hurry even as we head through thursday said the still the risk of seeing some more heavy downpours him potentially some flooding as well meanwhile towards the west there's a bit of a break in the weather more in the way of sunshine but then we all sing a few showers for the western parts of canada and of course at this time of year you'd expect a lot of those to be wintry now a bit further towards the sound is plenty of fine weather through mexico and down towards costa rica but towards the east there's more in the way of cloud hair that's mostly just grazing the east coast for many of us it should stay falling and dry if we had down towards south america there's more in the way of wet weather here we've got some particularly heavy outbreaks over the southern parts of brazil and the northern parts of argentina very wet hair it has been for the past couple
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of days as well to the south of that though it's looking largely fine and dry the temperatures have recovered in what is always so it's fairly warm we're getting to around twenty six. systemic corruption in politics through business it's all new to who is controlling what states what resources people in power investigates the misuse of south africa's state assets nobody who is implicated is named in those before it was ever to put their point of view on the financial rewards of vailable to an accommodating business community to south africa corruption inc on not just. in a world where journalism as an industry is changing we have al-jazeera are fortunate to be able to continue to expand to continue to have that passenger drive and present the stories in a way that is important to our viewers. everyone has
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a story worth hearing to. uncover those that are often ignored we don't weigh our coverage towards one particular region or continent that's why i joined al jazeera . television the top stories on the al-jazeera news hour the u.s. ambassador to the united nations says all members of the security council should be ashamed that the bombing of eastern alter continues despite a cease fire agreements nikki haley blamed russia and syria for what she calls a slaughter but her syrian counterpart to a struck back saying the area has been liberated five people are facing charges
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related to a fire in a russian shopping mall that killed sixty four people forty one of them children the tragedy sparked rare protests on the streets of moscow and the siberian city where it happened demanding. justice for the victim says saudi arabia's crown prince is criticizing the iran nuclear deal comparing it to quote waiting for a bullet in an interview with the new york times mohammad insisted the deal would only do not prevent iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. well it was a visit shrouded in mystery and rife with speculation there's no word yet as to who exactly was on the train that left north korea for the chinese capital but if it was kim jong un it would be the north korean leader as first foreign trip since he came to power in two thousand and eleven adrian brown has more from beijing. a train like the one used by kim jong un's father eases out of beijing railway
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station heading towards north korea no clue as to who might be. earlier a motorcade brings the center of beijing to a standstill. was. excited office workers captured the moment convinced that it's him kim jong un. but china's foreign ministry spokeswoman was not so sure unable to explain who the mystery visitor might be. well. i'm not aware of any information at present three further questions about whether kim was in beijing with batted away there would be no big announcement here is it possible that you wouldn't know that looking gentleman is here. everything's off the mark for me i'd like to see the freely in chile. it's you ted thank you this seems to me you have more information. before you and in the house as possible like how some possible it was
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a week we were there for you know i suggest you go home and have dinner and carry on with your life she said throughout the day other parts of beijing were also no go areas for journalists including the road close to the state guest house where the visiting delegation was stuart to be staying if kim jong un really has been in beijing it would mark his first visit outside of north korea since becoming the country's leader more than six years ago during that time his relations with chinese leaders have gone from good to testy as he defied his appeals to hold his missile and nuclear programs but now it's possible the normal service has resumed and north korean and chinese leaders are talking again adrian brown al-jazeera beijing thousands of soldiers and police have entered a slum in rio de janeiro it's the largest operation since the military took control
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of security in the brazilian city last month security forces arrested twenty four people and seized large quantities of drugs they're cracking down on a wave of violence driven by fate driven by by fighting between rival drug gangs critics say the military intervention is curbing the civil liberties of rio's poorest residents. the u.s. president's son in law and senior adviser jared chrisler is facing more investigations into his business practices white house officials are looking into the legality of two loans totaling more than five hundred million dollars made to krishna who is married to donald trump's daughter ivanka political hay reports from washington. jared kushner often seen but rarely heard always at the center of power but also controversy and now once again facing questions about meetings he had at the white house with business c.e.o.'s who soon after loaned his family
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company hundreds of millions of dollars his lawyer tells al-jazeera the white house counsel's office did look into the meetings but says they quote concluded there were no issues involving jared there have been plenty of issues surrounding the president's son in law the f.b.i. recently said he wouldn't be given clearance to see the nation's top secrets they didn't say what their investigation uncovered but there have been constant questions about his family's business and his role in the government much of it goes back to this manhattan building six six six fifth avenue at the height of the housing bubble cushion are paid a staggering record setting amount for it one point eight billion dollars next february he has to come up with six hundred million dollars or risk losing the building his father admits meeting with qatari officials about a possible investment there are reports cutter said no something cushion or denies but its belief special counsel robert muller is looking into the meeting to find out if his business deals are affecting foreign policy not long after the meeting
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president donald trump came out strongly on the side of countries blockading cutter and their reports other countries have been caught talking about being able to exploit kushner's inexperience and financial issues for their advantage. is also central to the ongoing investigation into potential collusion between the truck campaign. and russia during the transition he met with then russian ambassador to the u.s. and asked to set up a secret back channel to moscow one the rest of the u.s. government couldn't hear he said it was to talk syria and there is a new focus on his role in the campaign he ran the digital operation and now congressional investigators want to know how they used cambridge analytical and facebook to target voters there are many questions about businesses role in the campaign and time in the white house things that muller will likely try to answer peggy calling al-jazeera washington. a prosecutor in the u.s.
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state of louisiana has ruled out criminal charges for two white police officers in the two thousand and sixteen killing of african american alton sterling the thirty seven year old was held down by the two officers as you can see in the video and shot dead right outside a convenience store in the city of baton rouge footage of the incident sparked nationwide protests and helped fuel the black lives matter movements louisiana's attorney general said the police had good reason to believe sterling was armed mike hanna covering the story joining us from washington was this this isn't expected mike. well sadly among the many who were expecting a different decision yes indeed it was we have had these protests for a long period of time over the killing of alton sterling yet at the same time the processes of investigation have come under criticism as well in particular the fact
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that it was carried out by local law enforcement officials now coincidentally and this heightens the differences in which processes can be carried out on the same day there was a shooting last week in sacramento in that particular case today the police chief of sacramento has announced that law enforcement officials investigation off. the shooting of a twenty three year old will be supervised by the california department of justice in a bid to make it much more transparent and in a bid to calm the emotions surrounding this particular shooting what all the other important point of difference in the case said we mentioned that the judgment was delivered today the body camera footage from those police officers who were charged with the killing has not been made public whereas in sacramento the police have released footage within days so that two different process is underway here one
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which many argue would go away to diffusing the tension that always arises after you have a scenario of white police officers killing an african american to talk us through the case of sterling mike just a as a reminder because at that time it had sparked a black lives matter of movement the repercussions of which are felt right now. very much so well ultimate sterling was selling c.d.'s outside a convenience store when police roof sieved a report of a somebody stealing from cars in the vicinity the two officers moved in there got into some kind of argument with sterling which resulted in him being wrestled to the ground by one of the officers the other officer then shot him a number of times all of this footage was caught on a mobile camera which was in the vicinity and as you say absolutely heightened fury
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particularly as very from the beginning it was very clear that sterling was not armed in any way ok mike hanna giving us the update from washington thank you. just to bring you some breaking news coming to us here at al-jazeera this is according to the associated press news agency and china is now confirming. that the visit of the north korean leader kim jong il did in fact happen just earlier this week in fact just about twenty four hours ago or so so this was kim jong un who visited china and it was his first foreign trip since taking power so now we do have confirmation from the chinese that in fact it was the north korean leader visiting their country while when it comes to water access the asia pacific region is the most vulnerable in the world population growth and urbanisation have
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drastically increased demand florence louis reports now from malaysia on the challenges facing farmers and policymakers in the region as the burden on the water system continues to grow. the water we all depend on think we need it for drinking water and growing the food we. see on the west coast of peninsular malaysia is known for its power. it's where asia's most important staple food rice is grown yep you grew up here and used to be a farmer till he retired ten years ago you are going to see no problem during the rainy season when we need to drive we have to feel and there have been times when we didn't have enough water for parts it's rare. difficult times. water for the fields comes from a nearby river that researches say agriculture will continue to be the largest user
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of water in asia it accounts for around eighty percent of water use. and demand is going to go up as the population in asia pacific grows a study commissioned by the asian development bank projects a fifty five percent increase. water is not only a source of life it's also a source of energy used to generate hydro electricity and in thermal electricity plants the mighty me kong river which flows through six countries starting in china and ending in vietnam has been harnessed for this reason communities living in the downstream states say the construction of dams has upset the ecosystems and threatened the life of millions of people highlighting the competing demands for water so they started to sauce for water and we are not only depending on what are far our best uses space if he says so that he might have it. and therefore is
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to. make sure that what displace available. the state afford to security in asia depends on how governments manage this precious resource rivers and lakes can be kept clean of pollution to ensure the waterways stay healthy productivity can be increased providing more crops for each unit of water because of rising populations and climate change are likely to put an even greater strain on water supplies florence li al jazeera malaysia. historians are leading dutch museum have been looking into how several valuable items from the country's former colonies have ended up in its collection the netherlands is one of several european countries considering the return of objects taken during colonial expeditions floor reports from outside up. it's beauty could almost
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make you forget it's. in the nineteenth century and hung around the neck of the silt. yet when he died dutch troops fighting to control his land and brought to die infected in that lens it's one of the objects museum in amsterdam is now investigating it's trying to determine whether it should be in possession of a jewel that was taken to be such force asking the question what to do with a bloody diamond it's very complex because to whom do you return to stay or. some heritage of the family of the school tom. it's not a question like hey here you have your diamondback from the late sixteenth century onwards the dutch shell to africa the caribbean and the east indies trading and later forcing people into slavery the netherlands was a major colonial power for over four hundred years people really were hurt you know
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but you fall for them and they will be missed you object thousands of cologne you object in the millions were obtained in the same way says researcher as well as millions more in museums around europe who will try to capture indonesia. i mean what gave us the right to take all the help text from them you know without their permission against their will but tracing the journey of these items through history is no easy task they have passed through the hands of many owners crossing several borders over centuries this kind of has been investigated to it was looted in the eighteenth century. but what happens after it remains unclear historical documents lose track of it at one point is described as a gift from a tunisian king to a famous dutch explore and some argue that makes it's part of dutch history too but it's part of a wider debate and. a legacy in which statues of national heroes are being taken
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away and signs or traditions referring to slavery are being criticised and altered opponents say it's oversensitivity and there shouldn't be a reason to feel guilty for things that happened hundreds of years ago i think it's disastrous for doing history i think it's far better to accept. they. understand. where.
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time for the sports news here is to tell her thank you very much australia cricket captain steve smith as well as vice captain david warner and cameron bancroft will be sent home in disgrace from their tour of south africa on wednesday cricket australia have suspended the three with an announcement of more sanctions to come in the next twenty four hours captain smith admitted to cheating during the last
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test against south africa and use bancroft as part of a ball tampering strategy one has been found to also have prior knowledge of the incident coach darren lehmann is that the habla had no prior knowledge of the plan and pain will take over as the captain in regard to the group's replies on report i want to stress that we are contemplating significant sanctions in a challenge as the sanctions will reflect the gravity with which we view what has occurred and the damage it is done to the standing industry increase that. well i don't think that many cricket fans in australia sports fans in australia the people of australia in general would accept a situation where the punishments are anything other than severe this is probably their darkest day ever in sport it really has rattled the nation it's caused a lot of interest around the globe as well it's been extremely humiliating and
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embarrassing not just for the team but for the sports fans of the country over around and therefore is a very difficult situation for james sutherland and australian cricket bosses to be in they know they've got to be very tough with this you can see how angry they are themselves although they made some of the appointments involved i'm so significant sanctions are coming up will the fact that for instance the coach darren lehmann is still there will it be far enough for some people however long a ban may be for the captain steve smith whatever punishment comes down for david warner whatever they do with cameron bancroft how can the coach linemen not of not own at all about this behavior was it really an isolated incident he's been in charge for a few years and there's a bigger picture here with lehmann and this is truly insane of being deeply unpopular it's their behavior not just the ball tampering so him carrying on might
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send out the one message i think would be extremely controversial in its own way you could hear from jim sutherland that they want to get back to a situation or strongly and people are proud of their cricket and that's going to take a long time cricket writer telford if i think very hard to believe that coach darren lehmann couldn't have been part of the leadership group who went ahead with the decision to tamper with the ball. completely i believe they're leaving is a huge personality in that he. has been linked to this growth and it's very difficult to believe but don't leave it was not a boat house is trying. to hold on to somebody so yes it is going to be everybody else that is ready as. tennis now and former u.s. open champion sloane stephens as volatile to the miami open the semifinals the american twenty five year old thrash the former wild number one german actually the six two six two with the score the stevens first semifinal since winning last
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year's u.s. open. american john isner advance through to the quarterfinals of the when i over kuwait as my challenge is to be the second seed in straight sets off to putting in a dominance serving before men seven six six three was the school and canadian army last round it also came out on top of his match to make it into the quarter final stage ronnie breezing past frenchman jeremy shaadi in straight sets six three and the ball. a momentous occasion for football in iraq as they've concluded hosting an international friendly tournament for the first time in twenty eight years a fifth a bomb was lifted just a few days ago part of the decision to lift it included improve security and a sellout friendly against saudi arabia ambassador their game against syria on tuesday which was the last game of this event concluded in a one one draw our correspondent imran khan was watching the game for us. it almost
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doesn't matter who won tonight iraqi football came out on top the games were very well attended and the competition was very well run now that's going to be good news for the iraqi football federation who are hoping that this tournament paves the way for international competitive games now this tournament was on the cards before faith lifted the ban so the iraqis are hoping the faithful will allow competitive games to take place in iraq quite soon however baghdad fans are disappointed the only cities that the ban was lifted on was to be in the north. in the south of baghdad the capital city is still not allowed to hold competitive games. for because of the security situation now speaking to football fans in the capital city they understand that there is problems with baghdad but they say if iraq is truly to be an international footballing nation then games need to take place in baghdad take a hero and a small rural village those producing some of the walls the best long distance
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runners the koji live in central ethiopia and at least eight olympic medalists while title and wild record holders come from that stephanie deco went out find out why. it's barely seven o'clock in the morning but these two are already late. coach entire she too is busy warming up his students something he has done here in the for the past thirty years this rule village almost three thousand metres above sea level in the highlands is it first glance just like any other but world class athletes are born and bred here . in the in the from the to the securities their determination and their how to book and all sorts of weather for instance if you bring them out late from somewhere else it would be difficult for them to place a fleece for the first few weeks once you get used to teach you would be fine and then once you get back to the ground level it will be much easier. there's been
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a lot of debate and research as to why this small rural villages produce so many world class long distance runners now one thing is certain the dedication and determination of these young men and women to make it and it's very possible that you'll be seeing one or more of them at future world sporting events. according to coach entire u. seventeen year old messer taffeta is one to watch we ask her about her dreams and myself and my dream like other successful athletes from my village like to run ash and kids and others i want to run in the olympics and i want to break the records and i can see that in my dreams. for many running offers the only way out of this village life can be difficult children tend to cattle and help take care of the family from an early age there is incredible pride in those who
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went from here to international sporting fame. and that can be seen at the local government office proudly displayed on the wall posters of local heroes olympic medalist and world record holders. shows us his training log book at home in the village and travels down entries for tour and us to baba from when she was thirteen years old she is now the five thousand meter world record holder and remains the youngest ever female world champion winning gold at just eighteen. it's these role models that are inspiring this new generation all the determined but not all will make it the coach says it's essentially down to hard work and that's something many of these teenagers are already used to further inspired by the fact that dreaming big in this small village the limpid golden world records really can come true stephanie decker al-jazeera but in central ethiopia. and over an hour. thanks for watching the news are on al-jazeera back in just
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