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living for so unique this is really an attack on truth itself is a lot of misunderstanding but distortion isn't what free speech is supposed to be about but context is hugely important level wise to publish if you have a duty to be offensive will provoke if there would otherwise people do setting the stage for a serious debate. up front at this time on al-jazeera. when winning the will of the people hinges on the mass media state p.r. machine go into overdrive. but just who is going through in saying. we just don't know yet where the lines will be drawn between can be said and what conduct that. some journalists decided to sacrifice their integrity for outside the polling the media opinion the listening post they stine on al-jazeera.
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presence families demand on says after at least sixty eight die in a jail riots and venezuela. live from doha also coming up for them and a result show a landslide win for. egypt's presidential election but with a low voter turnout. north and south korea agree on the day for a brass summit between the two leaders. will do everything i can to make up for my mistake. and the damage it caused and asking for forgiveness from chasing this rock strangers out of the world of cricket.
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and there is where the tear gas has been fired at distraught about us have to mounting information about a fire and riot in a police station at least sixty eight prisoners died in the city of the landsea as on or around p.s.a. reports from neighboring colombia. families outside this business well in jail are desperate for news he cannot get the me that they are why i don't know if my son is dead or alive they won't give me any time updates or information my son has been imprisoned there for one year i know he's been be in there before a riot then a fire broke out here hours earlier in the central city of. many of them a still alive but of those who didn't hear even the ones that are life suffocating to death they have to do something to get them out because the dying inside they need oxygen someone please get them out this time past tensions mounted the relatives clash with the police that fired tear gas on the crowd this is the fourth
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major prison riot in the last five years leaving more than eighty people dead before counting this last incident at least thirty three thousand inmates are held in temporary police cells in venezuela for lack of space in prisons in appalling conditions. and it's a problem. whether. or. not . people really. like the medical attention. through. human rights advocates of long. conditions in mates face in venezuela prisons last year alone at least thirty seven have died in another riot always leaving families desperately explanations by the government that seem never to come. joins us now live from
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bogota in neighboring colombia i mean a heartbreaking situation there for relatives are they getting any more. well or definitely heartbreaking and now so far the only information that has come from the venezuelan government was through a twitter sent out late on wednesday night from the attorney general's office confirming the number of dead that's obviously not enough for these family members that are waiting for for answers they don't even believe that that's the actual number of how many people pass away in this fire opposition lawmakers are talking of a least seventy eight people who might have died and now the united nations human rights office is also asking for the venezuelan government to speak out start a torro investigation bring reparations to the families of victims
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and bring just some level of justice some understanding of what my have happened in this in what looks like a very overcrowded. jail in the city of obscenity because this may be one of the west present tragedies in venezuela but by no means the only one what's happening there. well you're right by no means this is the only one actually back in one thousand nine hundred ninety four one hundred people died after a riot broke out in another state in venezuela but human rights advocates and other n.g.o.s the working side prisons and jails in the country have been. showing how this situation has been deteriorating constantly in the last few years in venezuela as the economic crises brought
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a shortage is and the lack of administration on part of the government the same as happened in prisons and jails many of them seem now to be under the control of gangs who essentially get to decide who sleeps where or or who is moved from one detention center to another. incites crime which is a research investigative n.-g. o. here in colombia that works a lot in venezuela as well as then a study back in two thousand and fifteen and they discovered that in two thousand and fifteen out three years ago there were thirty three thousand inmates in jails that were made to hold just five thousand of them so you can imagine the level of overcrowding we've heard stories of people taking turns to sleep on the floor there so you can imagine if a fire broke out in like in this yesterday in in violence
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it was very easy then for a matter of this is to go on fire for people to have no way to escape so they may. pass and then we'll leave it that you know we get more information. now egyptian state media is expecting president upset that al sisi to win reelection by a landslide after three days of voting for the show sisi won twenty three million out of the twenty five million votes cast his only rival muso most often lose one three percent of the vote turnout was thirty nine percent says he's bid for a second term is seen as a foregone conclusion after credible candidates with very. there are sure as professor secures the institute joins us here now in the studio i could see you again i'm not can we trust these results we can't simply has been too many indicators it's just this is not going to be
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a free and fair elections i mean contender are some of the more intimidated to withdraw generally much of your cause the former head of the air force and mubarak's last prime minister and the second runner up in the presidential elections of twenty twelve. general simeon who was the head of the chief of it was the former chief of staff of the egyptian army is in jail now because he tried to run those were very serious contenders. and the. other presidential candidate is i mean the was a strong supporter of his political party the other party endorsed sisi so it was really someone can call it a declaration of some sort for the presidential elections which was not a real contender we also have like. you know the transparency the monitoring all of that feeds compared to what was happening in twenty twelve for example so the problem is we cannot trust actually even the voter turnout because
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you had around thirteen thousand. total centers and they are saying about twenty five million people participated if we do the math the methods and doesn't reflect on the ground because if you want twenty five million people to vote in three days in thirteen electoral centers you will probably see. hours and hours of queues waiting in front of the centers to participate in the same thing happened twenty fourteen also the claim was a very high turnout compared to what we saw in pretty much empty centers does it matter given that we knew the outcome anyway. it doesn't matter in the sense that he wants some sort of digital mysie saying we all know that it has no constitutional or political legitimacy in a sense of there is not much of participation saphir fair and so on but he wants to say at least that there was a significant turnout. to give him another mandate for another four years especially that most of his promises in twenty fourteen were not fulfilled security
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for egypt prosperous economic situation the ending of the crises whether security or political most of this was not accomplished and to say that i need another four years you need some sort of mandate and the only way to deflect that is in the high turnout he's got rid of his opponents. dissidents a tool but i wonder how much support he actually has within the military security seven especially after two former retired generals from running in the election it's very hard actually to know how much popular support he has because surveys are not allowed polls are not allowed cannot freely gauge is support in egypt and the only way to gauge his support actually in egypt given that that large of electorate is fifty nine million people this is like. multiplied by six you know so it's a huge electorate. so to gauge the his support among the among that is very very difficult to gauge the support even among more secretive and more exclusive
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institutions such as the security institution or the military it's you know more and more support and i was talking to a former general before and he told me this in the only way you you know this the officer cannot just protest in all the protests he has to go with his tank to protest but he cannot put this by by. with us usually by boat. so it's very very difficult difficult to understand you know the security institutions especially that we're talking about the ministry of interior has over one million employees the ministry of defense and the army is also almost a number saw we have very huge institutions very hard to survey and very very secretive but we know that some of the big names like sammy and like are much if you like even as a junior officer relatively speaking where wanted to contend against him publicly and this gives you a big question mark on his support within the forces so does i am i going to get your insights thanks for joining us here. now in north and south korea have agreed
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to hold their first summit in more than a decade on the twenty seventh of april in the demilitarized zone dividing the two countries delegates from both sides met there on thursdays upon the summits where south korean president and will meet north korean leader kim jong un face to face their classic momentum has been building including came in with china's president this week i think novak has more from seoul. well it is just a month now until south korea's president will meet north korean leader kim jong un forming up the date for the first intercalary in summit since two thousand and seven is another sign of improving relations between the two koreas which remains technically at war the agreement was made at a high level talks between south korea's unification minister and his north korean counterpart it's the second time just two men have met this year and they remarked on how much has changed since they last met in january when it was decided that after two years of the two countries not munich ating they would come together at
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the winter olympics in south korea. i'm certain that this is quite a positive development since we are living in a divided nation i feel more relieved when we settle things peacefully rather than being in a dangerous situation i think this is good i hope this happens more frequently. and young. i usually don't pay attention to news but i now pay more attention as we hear more good news rather than bad news like nuclear war so the mood amongst much of the south korean public and certainly the south korean government is one of cautious optimism but there are still some skeptics the agenda still hasn't been agreed to for the into korean summit and many will want to be sure that denuclearization is up for discussion and of course this all comes after that surprise visit that kim jong un made to china for a meeting with xi jinping china's top diplomat. is in south korea to brief south
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korean officials on the topics that were discussed at that meeting valuable information as they go ahead and plan the interconnection summit next month. syria's military is preparing for a final push to take what's left of rebel held areas in damascus the army says it'll launch an offensive on the northern town of duma unless the rebel group which controls it agrees to surrender to the south buses carrying civilians and fighters have left the hama province as positive occupation deal brokered by russia they've arrived in the town of kalak. where the sickest and most vulnerable people have been getting medical treatment. british prime minister to resume is touring the u.k. some one year countdown to his exit from the european union for brecht's that process was triggered last year following the twenty sixteen referendum to his amazes she's committed to honoring the results of the vote but pro european groups are refusing to give up hopes of staying in the u. . so to head to head on al jazeera nobel peace prize women on the use of siam
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national return home to pakistan. and space by conflict and living in fair we report on the plight of men was captain minority. hello the weather looks latif on a dry across central and southern parts of china at the moment up towards the shanghai he says out of the country a little more cloud just drifting in and that's eastley when twenty seven celsius the four hong kong plenty of sunshine as you can see little more cloud there a little bit of wet weather there into the southwest as we go on through sas day but for most it's looking fine dry warm and sunny and also hots and sunny weather across south asia meanwhile india certainly in the grips of a heat wave in early he temperatures well above what they should be as you can see
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large the clear skies forty three celsius for night pull a little more cloud down towards the south but want to warm it warm enough nevertheless temperatures getting up to thirty nine in hyderabad on saturday thirty eight there for new delhi that is one hundred in found out in karachi getting up to thirty three degrees and we went into the thirty's across the web and potentially i suspect the greatest significance over the next few days will be the increasing a wind this area cloud here that will sink its way further south was always a possibility of a few spots of rain on that you know the past saudi arabia could see a little bit of time whether the increasing wind which comes in behind will pick up some dust and sand it could cause some travel disruption as we go through the next few days. the scene for us where they're online which is a very new sign in yemen that peace is possible but it never happens not because
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the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat there people the little choosing between buying medication eating basis is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist and has posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. again you're watching out there has a reminder of our top stories this hour a menace while a tear gas has been fired at distraught relatives demanding information on a fall and riots in a police station at least sixty eight presidents died in the city of are reported to have set their beds on fire to try to break out of the overcrowded jail.
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egyptian state media is expecting president. to win reelection by a landslide after three days of voting preliminary results show c c one twenty three million out of the twenty five million votes cast is any rival. prepares them to vote turnout was thirty nine percent. and delegates from north and south korea have met through a range of brass summit for their leaders will meet at present on the twenty seventh of april in the demilitarized zone devising the two countries. as president donald trump has dismissed another senior member of his team veterans affairs secretary. has taken issue with his sacking saying he was seen as an obstacle to the privatization of veteran services is being replaced by the white house doctor who has no experience running government departments reports from washington. in a little over fourteen months in office president donald trump has gotten rid of
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his secretary of state to national security advisors a chief of staff senior economic advisor and health secretary as well as numerous white house aides and advisers veterans affairs secretary david shall consider parcher is the latest in a level of turnover unprecedented in any previous administration children's resignation has been predicted for months following revelations in the press that he and his wife took expensive official trips to europe on the taxpayers' tab and used official aides to run personal errands so his replacement is trump's personal doctors navy rear admiral ronnie jackson jackson has no experience running an enormous bureaucracy and the veterans' affairs department is the second largest government department topped only by the pentagon but he did log trumps physical and mental stamina in an exhaustive press briefing following the president's medical checkup in january in a statement trust said jackson who serves in iraq quote has seen firsthand the
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tremendous sacrifices our veterans make as a candidate trying to improve veterans services in office he has approved a what is pushed by conservative groups to partially privatized medical care for veterans a move that would create a windfall for for profit hospitals drug companies and insurance jackson probably his appointment means that we're going to move in the direction that big republican donors had been seeking and that's why veterans groups have been expressing tremendous. they're very upset president trump has frequently followed a pattern of letting officials who he no longer has confidence in dangle slowly in the wind for weeks or months before finally letting them go he is also reported to feel more comfortable surrounding himself with people who agree with him with whom he can personally get along and it is said with people who look good on television
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robert oulds al jazeera washington. just hours after he was dismissed can wrote an opinion piece in the new york times saying the advocates within the administration for privatizing veterans' affairs health services sold me as an obstacle to privatization who had to be removed that is because i am convinced that privatization is a political issue and rewarding select people and companies with profits even if it undermines care for veterans well correspondent she had her tanzi is keeping up with the comings and goings of the white house in a washington d.c. why is it out. well he does have a very good circumstantial case in that there are many parts all for the washington establishment the corporate establishment that one did about notably actually the koch brothers who are an enormously influential power of billionaire as they very influential politically very influential in the corporate world who have long been low being to get a piece of that money as rob suggested this is the second largest federal
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department a hundred and eighty six billion dollars is the budget and it provides health care and other services to some nine million nine million veterans but the form of health care that it provides is what they call their socialized medicine it's not the for profit model that is more common in the us the for profit model in which insurance companies and private entities rake off billions and billions of dollars not even necessarily covering everyone even all for obamacare by the way in the u.s. some thirty thirty million people don't even covered by health insurance now that's one of the reasons why david sure can and many veterans groups ninety percent of veterans in fact of the poll i saw recently are against privatization say look that need specific specific they have specific needs and they weren't be served by a for profit system the koch brothers and their friends in the white house and they have surrounded trump with a lot of very people with a lot of people very close to the to the koch brothers with themselves have been pushing for this privatized model so they've been looking with great dismay of
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shrill can not only has a quite a close relationship with donald trump but is standing in the way off that privatization push when that inspector general report came out suggesting actually finding concluding that show can at him probably probably use taxpayer money on a jaunt to europe they pounced it would appear says he wasn't given an opportunity to defend himself against these accusations in fact it was reported that he tried to put a statement up all night the v.a. web site explaining his actions in europe and it was ordered to be taken down by the white house and replaced with a very and a done statement he says that's why he's out he was able to. themselves because the koch brothers the business interests who surround themselves around drum have seen their opportunity right now are they going to push hard for privatization ok just briefly she have took us through the white house doctor then filling this role in that seems like a rather unnatural fit right and i think rob suggested this sort of the gossip here in washington that this is just because he looks good and he
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flattered donald trump is very misleading said during that briefing that donald trump could live for two hundred years because his genes his god given genes are so good if only the even a little better of the last twenty years the point is there we don't know his position on privatization he will have to go through congressional hearings without question will be asked the fact of his utter lack of maturity experience that learned from the second largest department in the federal government will be also moved around d.c. was very quick to give him from the great bill of hope because he wanted the job mostly just yet but these are the sort of whispers we're hearing he will go through that hearing process it might be difficult for the republicans time to go with donald trump in the end yeah those questions will be asked and will be getting the aunt says she have the moment thanks very much nobel peace prize went to malawi use of science returned to pakistan for the first times that she was attacked by the pakistan taliban six years ago the twenty year old who is accompanied by her father has met the prime minister and other senior officials was shot in the head by a mosque on the on her way home from school in two thousand and twelve she was
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targeted because of her support for girls' education down to what's called the forgotten war in may and mom was a crisis makes headlines worldwide the man has fought rebels for years in the northern state of catchin they can't chant independent armies refusing to join peace talks that the government's planning with other rebel groups and that is the hopes of one hundred thousand people displaced by years of fighting who want to return home from refugee camps when hey reports. civil war in me and man has pushed people as far as they can go to remote mountainous regions on the edge of the country in the northern state of kitchen it's estimated there are around one hundred thousand living in camps along the border with china they're supposed to be temporary homes but many refugees have been here for years for some this is just the latest stop in almost a lifetime on the run so. when i lived in another camp i thought
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there would be no more running away from the fighting but it happened again just like before the man my shirts inside the camp and i even fired artillery shells. the rebel kitchen independence army is at war with the me and my army fighting for control of the state and its resources the kitchen accuse the me and my army of abuses like rape and murder which the government and its soldiers deny the government is engaged in a peace process with several rebel groups but the kitchen fighters have refused to sign a cease fire agreement saying they don't trust the process. the meantime more civilians are being displaced by the fighting forced to leave their homes and jobs starting a small business inside the camps is the only way to make money the government won't allow aid groups in and getting supplies like medicine is difficult instead the refugees are taught how to make use of natural remedies it's a difficult situation made worse by the constant fear of being targeted again. the
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meum army keeps attacking us they never have sympathy for anybody they did this to us we are afraid of them right now we have volunteer security guards in the camp day and night. even with that threat and fear hanging over them for now the camps are as safe as it gets is no sign that the violence in kitchen state will end any time soon meaning returning home isn't an option wayne hay al-jazeera. afraid is cricket coach darren lehmann has resigned in a sporting scandal engulfing his nation and his sport he quits as a trio of to scrape says arrived back from south africa making emotional apologies and pleas for forgiveness after being courted by tampering with them that he spend its trailing caps and steve smith has been handed a one year from international competition i no regret this for the rest. i'm absolutely gutted hoping tom i
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can earn back respect and forgiveness i've been so privileged and honored to represent my country and captain is failing to get. cricket is the greatest game in the world it's been my life and i hope it can be. i'm sorry and i'm absolutely devastated. the tourism is booming in cyprus despite the island's suffering and damaging financial crisis half a decade ago but not all areas are reaping the rewards of those seeking sunny assurance now the cypriot government is launching an initiative to revive tourist towns in the mountains some as a down reports. it's hard to fit into a postcard just how nice it is to be away from the subzero temperatures back home we come to cyprus because they're now in the ukraine is snow and cold and we wanted
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to go to spring to see flowers and maybe to seem. it's a familiar story the abundance of beaches and sunshine has attracted steadily increasing numbers of tourists to cyprus. that has seen the economies of coastal towns boosted as the number of visitors reached three point six million last year officials expect the number of tourists to reach a record level in two thousand and eighteen many head for seaside towns of course leaving places in the mountains like i three are here not as frequent as they could be a fact the government says it now wants to change. is ready for change has souvenir shop and got about three a gets its first visitors of the afternoon. the town is one of several in the trudeau's mountains facing declining numbers of tourists. government talk of reviving tourist towns like hers is raising her
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hopes i think it's a very good idea because high living in the mountains and we'll be very happy to have more tourists because we're living you know all of us when it's hung jobs here . the government is unveiling a plan to increase visits to tourist spots left out of the boom sixteen million euros are being set aside to upgrade infrastructure and another million to improve hotels. as to giving you brunt of tribes in a lot of areas the mountains for example to find out the way of life for bush but it's not only on the beaches but on the mountains as work. that way of life is struggling in those mountains as visitors dwindle so does business and people end up migrating to cities a newspaper can pass the time when you hardly have a customer in your restaurant but it won't reveal a new chapter for your town for that many are hoping the government's initiative
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will rescue them from a sticky situation sammy's a down al-jazeera got up at three or cypress. it without there are these are our top stories and tips and state media is expecting president abdel fattah el-sisi to win reelection by a landslide after three days of voting luminaries ult show c c one twenty three million out of the twenty five million votes cast as any rival me some one three percent of the vote turnout was thirty nine percent in venezuela tear gas has been fired at distraught well relatives demanding information on a fire at a police station at least sixty eight prisoners died in the city of the land i reported to set their beds on fire to try to break out of the overcrowded jail delegates from north and south korea have met
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a range of brass summit for their leaders kim jong un will meet president on the twenty seventh of april in the demilitarized zone devising the two countries. among the view coming to the denuclearization of the korean peninsula has been the most important part of the agenda since the high level talks of january ninth and the exchange of visits between north and south korean envoys that's the issue we will focus on further discussion as well. u.s. president donald trump has replaced another senior member of his team that friend's affairs secretary david shelton is the second cabinet secretary to leave over a travel expense controversy trump wants to replace him with white house doctor one in jackson. british prime is that reason may is touring the country to blunt the one year countdown to when the u.k. leaves the european union the formal breaks that process was triggered last year for in the two thousand and sixteen referendum may says she's committed to honoring the results of the vote but probably european groups are refusing to give up hopes
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of staying in the e.u. . nobel peace prize winner malawi use of sign has returned to pakistan for the first time since she was attacked by the pakistan taliban six years ago the twenty year old who is accompanied by her father has met the prime minister and other senior officials was shot in the head by a mass gunman on her way home from school in two thousand and twelve she was targeted because of her support for girls' education. those are your headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after this tree. facing realities growing up when did you realize that you were living in a special place a so-called secret city getting to the heart of the matter while activist to live in jail just because she expressed herself hear their story on and talk to al-jazeera at this time.
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