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a story of blackmail. heresy. i have killed i have strangled i have a story of courage a lot of the fear is real. passion. and a very similar just. in twenty sixteen when he's revealed that girls from some as young as fifteen were trafficked to singapore to work as males it's illegal and costing lives so why does it still continue in law abiding singapore want to win east on al-jazeera.
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zero. this is the news hour live from london thank you for joining us coming out in the next sixty minutes. demanding answers in venezuela jail riots that killed sixty eight people puts the spotlight on the country's overcrowded and violent prison system north and south korea agreed the date for a rare summit between their two leaders preliminary results show a landslide win for i've been seen egypt's presidential election bottom with low voter turnout. discriminant go with all the day's sports news australia has banned cricket captain steve smith breaks down as he arrives home and apologizes for his role in
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a cheating scandal. we start the news hour with some breaking news out of russia in the past hour the russian foreign minister said has announced that russia is to close the u.s. consulate in st petersburg as a diplomatic route will by the poisoning of a former russian spy continues to escalate he also reiterated that russia would respond in kind to the mass expulsion of diplomats by western countries well the announcement comes as news was released that you. the daughter of the former russian spy is said to be recovering well health officials in the southern english city of souls bri say her condition is improving rapidly and her. father said gay
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were found slumped on a bench in the city on the fourth of march mr skate remains in a critical condition were a challenge and joins us live now from moscow so henri first of all what more did so gay lover of have to say. yeah well we've been waiting for the russian response for several days that they've been promising it saying that they were going to come out with a list of possible measures that list would be considered by a lot of influence and the president well this evening in moscow we general outline of what it's going to entail we don't have all the details yet but we can listen to sergei lavrov just now explaining in a little press conference that he gave after meeting with staff under mr about syria what exactly was going to happen with regards to particularly u.s. diplomats let's what here what level of how to say. there
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will be mirrored measures but not only stopping it that the u.s. ambassador is invited to our ministry where my deputy would deliver him the content of these retaliation re measures against the united states they include the explosion of a similar number of diplomats and they include our decision to withdraw our consent to the operation of the united states consulate general in some petersburg as for the rest of the countries everything that concerns the number of people who leave the russian federation from diplomatic missions is also mirrored. so what jon huntsman the u.s. ambassador to russia was told when he went to go and meet with the foreign ministry was that fifty eight diplomatic staff in moscow were now persona non grata to start from the consulate here in yes. we're now persona non grata as well the the consulate in petersburg basically has to suspend
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work within two days that's very very fast and that the all the diplomatic staff and consular staff that are being thrown out have a week to leave he was also told that moscow is angry about the threats that are being made potentially to see russian assets in the u.s. and it was made clear to jon huntsman that if happens then this will be incredibly destabilizing as the russian foreign ministry put it to us russian relations and rory going back to the case that started all of this and that was the poisoning of a former russian spy so descript and his daughter in england now we've actually had news in the past few hours that yulia screen the daughter seemed to be recovering well have the russians have anything to say about that. you know the russians have been asking for access to the script for for
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a long time now obviously now that. seems to be making a good recovery and potentially is going to be giving out information access to a script suddenly becomes a hot topic both clearly for london and also for moscow so it seems of moscow has been digging around looking for three things to throw at london and today in a press conference given by marissa carter of the foreign ministry spokesman here she was talking about how the u.k. was breaching the consular agreements dating back to the one nine hundred sixty eight between the united kingdom and the u.s.s.r. as it was at the time which basically supposedly guarantees russian access to its citizens in the u.k. and it's saying that the u.k. is breaking this i think you know obviously when the script files were lying comatose in a hospital access to them was important but not essential now that there are potentially a talkative script that becomes
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a totally different thing does indeed worry chalons with the latest there from moscow rory thank you. anguished relatives of at least sixty eight people killed in a riot and fire in the cells of a venezuelan police station and gathered outside to demand the explanations opposition politicians blamed leftist president nicolas maduro for overcrowding in the country's notoriously violent jails the united nations human rights office meanwhile has called on the authorities to launch a swift investigation into the riots in the northern city of violence. the reports now from neighboring colombia. families outside this business we are desperate for news he got of the me 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 there before. a riot then a fire broke out here hours earlier in the central city of l.a.
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and. many of them still alive but of those who did in there 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 engines mounted the relatives clash with the police that fired tear gas on the crowd this is the fourth 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 pretty. good.
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crowd if you will people really stepping up in some cases like this medical attention he. truly human rights advocates of longer announced that the conditions in mates face in venezuela in prisons last year alone at least thirty seven have died in another riot always leaving families desperately demanding explanations by the government that seem never to come. to get more now from alessandro who is live following developments from bogota in that colombia so what else fishel statements have we had of any from the government about the status on their. well barbara more than twenty four hours have passed since this incident in this jail facility in the city of lindsay and yet we haven't seen any official statement coming from the government of venezuela or from the minister
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of prison services who is ultimately responsible for what happens inside the jails and prisons in the country so far the only official information has come through a twitter free feed late on wednesday from the country's attorney general where he confirmed that the number of dead at sixty eight and also said he was going to a point for prosecutors to start an investigation into this riot and the fire that's all the people of venezuela have received there has been some unconfirmed information of how this riot might have started it looks like the conditions were so appalling that a number of inmates there assaulted a police officer tried to steal a possibly steal a weapon from him and then somehow a fire erupted in just spread very quickly in this overcrowded cells with
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mattresses. going on fire and possibly killing. more than than sixty people and then listen to we saw in your report a little earlier just the despair of the families the relatives of the prisoners who don't even know if their loved ones are among the sixty eight who have been confirmed to have died there what actions are the families i mean you know it's still early days obviously but any coordinated action of the families are taking what are they asking for. well about on wednesday they even clashed with the police in riot gear. the crowd was spurred by the police violently using tear gas the situation seems to be relatively more calm today and they but there are dozens of people that are outside that this police
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station attached to the jail man being give more information we understand that maybe an hour ago a police officer came out with a list of those who are still alive inside the jail and we also and there's been that he told the crowd that there were at least two hundred in me inside the jail in a place that was made to hold just sixty people which shows just how overcrowded this place was there and that's pretty much everything that has been done so far we understand that also some opposition politicians in this state. are demanding for more information coming from the government but nothing has come so far. following those developments for us from bogota alison's are saying. now the leaders of north and south korea have agreed to meet face to face in
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a border village next month it will be the surge between the two countries in the sixty five years since the end of the korean war. among. 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 to further discussion as well. as kathy novak has more now 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 and 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 to these two men have met this year and they remarked on how much has changed since they last met in january when it was decided
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that after two more years of the two countries not communicating they would come together at 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 so. 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 a 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
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a meeting with pain china's top diplomat young cho is in south korea to brief south korean officials on the topics that were discussed at that meeting valuable information as they go ahead and plan the interconnection summit next month. more on this story joining us live now from washington d.c. is robert manning he's a resident senior fellow at the scowcroft center for strategy and security at the atlantic council sir thank you so much for joining us here on al-jazeera we were just hearing from our correspondent there saying that the mood in south korea is one of course to stop them is a would you share that cautious optimism. i would say more cautious than optimistic. what we saw from kim jones' meeting with president xi jinping didn't display anything really new in terms of his commitment to denuclearization and i think all these things are happening
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primarily as a result of pressure campaign unprecedented economic sanctions that have begun to disrupt the north korean economy and i think the military threats from president trump and so we need to be careful moving forward i think if this is it's good that he's put his nuclear weapons back on the table up until a few weeks ago they were north korea was saying we're a nuclear state and we're not going to talk about it so we need the details matter and we need to know if he's committed to a process that will dismantle its nuclear weapons and that we can verify because they've in the past they've signed previous deals and cheated in terms of north south some months they've had two previous north south summit's both of which were humiliating disasters that she had nothing so i think you know it's encouraging that things are moving forward but you need to take it with
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a large grain of salt. what was interesting yesterday news came out that actually kim gentlemen had indeed to be next to china to visit the leadership there china has always been a key player in the situation between the two koreas do you think that going forward china will be the one to impose and to oversee that north korea doesn't go fulfill any promise it may or may not make. well i think china has a mixed record at enforcing pressure on north korea they have been better than in the past this time in terms of applying sanctions and certainly china will be a key factor in any ultimate deal but i think. i wouldn't underestimate north korea's ability to play one power off against the other and i also think there's a question of whether they'll be some more limited outcome like
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a nuclear freeze rather than dismantling a weapons which in my view would be would be very dangerous and i'm not sure how the united states would respond to that robert manning resident senior fellow at the scowcroft center for strategy and security of the atlantic council sir thank you so much for sharing your views with us still to come here on the new way displaced by conflict and living in fear you live reports on the plight of me and lies minority she left as a teenager after being shot by the taliban six years on. returns as a nobel prize winning campaign. and the greek football club president received his punishment for bringing a gun on to the field of play peter will be here with sport.
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preliminary results show a landslide win for a big fight and c.c. in egypt's presidential election after three days of voting results show sisi who had no credible challenger won twenty three million out of the twenty five million votes cast his only rival was some stuff from the same he won three percent of the vote turnout however it was forty two percent lower to forty seven percent of the two thousand and fourteen election while earlier our senior political analyst ron one of the sharon said that in egypt it's all about having the cosmetic appearance of a democratic election the fact that we and the rest of the world could laugh at this while the egyptian media tries to prop it up as if it's a legitimate elections it just tells you about the state of politics some policies in egypt today this is
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a far far away nightmare from the promise from the dream of the arab spring about democracy justice accountability freedom and so on so forth so really the situation today is a president that is in fact a dictator of sort because such but needs to keep up some sort of an appearance of democracy because his western backers because of his i.m.f. backers and egypt just got twelve billion dollars in loan from the i.m.f. requires that he and his regime continue to play the game that this is a legitimate you know post arab spring type of a rule it is not. the funeral of an unarmed black man who was shot dead by police eleven days ago is happening now in the u.s. city of sacramento twenty two year old steven clark was pursued by officers who
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claim he had pointed a gun and then but investigators only found a mobile phone near his body in the back garden of his grandparents' home the killing has sparked days of protests across the city the officers have been placed on administrative leave while an investigation takes place. is on though is live for us in washington with more on this said tell us more about the case and especially why it's provoked so much anger. well this case happened a little over a week ago and the more that we're hearing about it the more facts that are coming out the more anger and more shock on how stuff on clark was killed as you mentioned young twenty two year old african-american man that was shot and killed by police in the back yard of his grandmother's home shot and killed and he was not even holding any sort of weapon now police were called into the neighborhood when they
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got reports of a potential burglary happening in the area when police got there steven clark was in the grandmother's backyard and that's when they approached him and fired twenty shots killing him instantly now stephen stefan clark's family says he was simply in the back yard of his grandmother's house knocking on the window asking her to open the door so he could get in because he didn't have his keys so the outrage is quite profound it started in sacramento which is the capital of the state of california and then it is spread over the coming days since this shooting we've seen street protests grow in number all over sacramento and spread as far away as new york city in recent days as well people completely outraged about this the two officers have been placed on administrative leave while the police department conducts an investigation but it's really now be getting really much national attention professional athletes including athletes from the local baskett professional
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basketball team in sacramento have come out in support of stefan clarke asking for justice but beyond that it's thousands of people that have been taking to the streets in the last few days calling for one thing and one thing only and that's justice now in terms of the funeral that's a specter to get underway here in the next few minutes the famed civil rights activist out sharpton is expected to give the eulogy expecting hundreds if not thousands of people at the funeral and activists are calling for more protests in sacramento later on thursday evening that the with the latest from washington d.c. thank you. nobel peace prize winner malala yousafzai has returned to pakistan for the first time since she was shot in the head by the taliban in two thousand and twelve well i was attacked for speaking out in support of girls' education and the hawks star has wore an emotional return for pakistan's most
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recognizable figures malawi use of say is back on home soil six years after being targeted by pakistan taliban for her determination to go to school. i still cannot believe that this is true that this is actually happening for the last five years i've dreamed that i could set foot in my country today i'm very happy. security was tight for her arrival in islamabad a government source described the lack of as necessary for what is a sensitive visit use of say rose to international prominence when she was attacked by mosque gunman on her way home from school in two thousand and twelve that then fifteen year old was shot in the head punishment for her defying the pakistan taliban ban on girls' education in her home district of the swat she was airlifted to britain for lifesaving treatment and has been living there since she continued her school in the united kingdom getting top grades and enrolling in oxford
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university she also continued campaigning for education and shovelled the world supporting local advocacy groups in two thousand and fourteen she won the nobel peace prize the youngest ever to do so age seventeen let us pick up now does become our books and. be our last car for weapons one child and one teacher. one book and one fan change the while. despite her worldwide acclaim many don't regard her as will be back in pakistan where some say she portrays her country and negative light and is seeking her own fame but there was a lot of you know kind of a mixed opinion about milan and in what does people even criticised. an agent of the west but that was a lot of people want to read a. news of her return was welcomed on the streets the capital but also highlighted
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the need for further development. before she has brought pride to pakistan she's got a noble award the attack on her was very unjust but my law is not the only girl from pakistan there are also other girls of the same like malala we should take care of our women like we are taken care of her the timing of her visit is important skeptics point out this is election year in pakistan and mulattoes homecoming could be seen as good publicist how to hoax al-jazeera since late last year and the world's attention has been drawn to the plight of seven hundred thousand muslims who fled violence in the one further north in the kitchen state another one hundred thousand people have also been displaced by years of fighting between the christian kitchin independence army and the government troops when haye has more. civil war in me and man has pushed people as far as they can go to remote
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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 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. in the meantime more civilians are being displaced by the fighting forced to leave their homes and jobs
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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 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. well still ahead on the news our prime minister to resign made towards the u.k. to mark a one year to go till breakfast which is turning out to be far from child's play
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and then easy enlists the army to help clean up one of the world's filthiest favorites. after viewing staving cameron's. saying it's only fear you know my decision. and the australians coach steps down and they have here full of regret over the cricket ball tampering scandal peter will have all the details coming. our way of saying some rather lively weather across the eastern side of the mediterranean that's all piling its way across turkey through the love and loss of cloud shang up has some lively storms are still going to continue making its way eastwards tearing through behind suspect some wet weather just around on mania georgia into. pushing over towards the caspian sea right in the snow over the high ground notice this area clappers links its way down across iraq iran then sick you
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wait and that's going to make its way across the regulators you go on through the next couple of days as well initially it's pushing for a switch lots of pushing all the way up into a minister that was back east on the side of that couple on a dry times as of twenty seven celsius and turning fine in try for the event as we go on into the weekend so pleasant sunshine coming back in behind now that area clabber talking about that will continue to sink its way for the south was could produce a few spots of rain as we go through the next day or two that's always a possibility increasing winds will lift plenty of dust and sand there will be some major visibility problems here as we go on through the next few days that's certainly one to keep an eye on meanwhile we've been keeping an eye on some rather lively showers pushing in across the western cape welcome rainfall at last for cape town.
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what makes this moment this era we're living through so unique this is really an attack on truth itself is a lot of misunderstanding a distortion isn't what free speech is supposed to be about the context is hugely important level was to publish a bit of a cue to be offensive or provoke the thought of it as people did setting the stage for a serious debate up front at this time on al-jazeera. al-jazeera . where every.
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welcome back here's a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera relatives of at least sixty eight inmates who died in a fire in the overcrowded cells of a police station in venezuela are demanding explanations the leaders of north and south korea have agreed to meet face to face the next one for only the first time since the end of the korean war sixty five years ago and preliminary results following egypt's presidential election suggest a landslide win for the incumbent leader. but voter turnout was low at only around forty two percent. now britain's prime minister to resign may is touring the
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country to mark one year before the u.k. officially leaves the european union a pro european groups often often refer to as remain areas are refusing to give up hope of staying in the r u k correspondent barnaby phillips reports. she didn't vote for breck's it to put on a rapid tour of britain starting in a scottish textile factory the prime minister urged the country to embrace the idea of leaving the e.u. i believe that we can negotiate a good agreement which is terrorists free in this friction is trade is possible so we maintain those markets in the e.u. but also that we open up markets around the rest of the world brics it provides us with opportunities. but who's this campaigning against bricks it outside downing street boris johnson or maybe not but his
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impersonator these protesters believe can be stopped with a second referendum on the final deal. between britain and the e.u. will a student speaking for a generation that voted overwhelmingly. to stay in business one direction after you begin fighting to try to persuade parents and grandparents many of the like minded back to back to back just not sure anymore but it's not the right deal i'm not sure i'd direction from here but all the older generation persuadable i traveled from london to the english market town of spaulding seventy percent voted to leave the e.u. the challenge for those trying to stop bricks it is to change people's minds in towns like spalding and that still feels like an uphill struggle there is a measure of ensure. that i don't think you can. go on to this get only birds back in london not much sign of rallying round another group sets off on
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a battle bus tour around britain supported by some big names in british politics i accept that whatever happens in terms of any effort. to stop it which is take it to a different course in the first roy said so it's very difficult but i think millions of people believe the country's made it so. this is just come on. this isn't sustainable meanwhile the prime minister travelling all through dolphin island wales and england in one hectic day says there's no turning back but if the bricks that referendum of twenty sixth seed was meant to settle the issue of britain and europe for want some for all while it doesn't yet feel that it has to be phillips al-jazeera. the former french president nicolas sarkozy will face trial over claims that he misused this influence lawyers for mrs or cozy of said they
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will appeal against this isn't the case centers on wiretap phone calls in which mr cozy allegedly tried to influence judges who were looking into claims of illegal financing during his two thousand and seven presidential campaign that butler is in paris and has more. well this case all dates back to two thousand and fourteen at the time french police were investigating the former french president nicolas sarkozy over alleged illegal campaign funding of his two thousand and seven presidential campaign and as part of the investigation the police put a wiretap on both nicolas sarkozy's mobile phone and that of his lawyer and they stumbled across a conversational one point in which sarkozy and his lawyer were discussing a giving a top french judge a very comfortable position in monaco in return for some inside information on the investigation well sarkozy was later placed under formal investigation on alleged
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corruption charges but he and his lawyer always denied those charges they have appealed in the past saying that those wiretaps were in fact illegal but now we have a case in which france's highest court has decided to press ahead with those charges and it's very likely indeed that nicolas sarkozy will now face trial in this investigation it has to be said though the past few weeks have not been good for the former president his legal woes are really piling up he was placed under formal investigation just last week for other corruption charges again linked to illegal campaign funding this time of his two thousand and seven campaign allegedly he misused libyan money in that campaign and he's already very likely to face trial over another case also involving illegal campaign funding this time of his two thousand and twelve presidential bid. asia pacific is the most vulnerable region in
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the world when it comes to access to water population growth and urbanization have drastically increased demand the region is home to sixty percent of the world's population and fifty percent of its poorest people agriculture takes up eighty percent of water resources and by twenty thirty the region is expected to have twenty two cities of ten million people or more and in thirty years or so three point four billion people are expected to be living in water scarse areas well in the latest part of our service series we are in indonesia one of the world's dirtiest rivers is being cleaned up an ambitious project is underway to make the water of the cheetah room drink a bowl in the next seven years but as the fasten reports from west java some factories are still using the river as a dump for chemical waste. a thick soup of rubbish clogging one of the
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main waterways after previous failed attempts to clean up the river in west java the government has called in the army to do the dirty work it's not an easy battle to win as the soldiers remove garbage from the three hundred kilometer long river more arrives ways from households markets and shops. into the water not only is it the easiest way to get rid of rubbish but for many living along the river it's the only way that they've got. up for more than a month we've been talking to villagers about how to be more hygiene it turns out most of them don't want to dump their garbage in the river but they don't know what else to do with their household waste there is no garbage dump in their village there are no garbage collectors it's a huge problem the. people in the village of my july used the river for washing and cleaning but many villages including yes watty and her son are suffering from a skin disease doctors blame on the contaminated water. more must see him or see him more similarly and there are the water used to be clean but since the factories
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have been operating it has become like this it used to be totally clear. thousands of factories dumped tons of chemical waste in the river every day and via mental groups took legal action against one of the main taxed our producers can had tax but this by a supreme court order in november betting the dumping of waste this is what we found a black colored slick coming from god tex after repeated requests for an explanation the company eventually said the color does not prove the water is contaminated so. as long as there is no law enforcement and as long as they don't have regular inspections in these factories the river will never be clean this clean up has been happening for nearly two months and there have been inspections but this is the evidence we find the samples have shown dangerous levels of lead and other matters in the water which is also used by thousands of farmers for irrigation turning this
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into drinking water within the next seven years sounds like a promise impossible to keep despite another attempt to clean up what's known as one of the world's dirtiest rivers she thought of a mystical being used as a dump for all kinds of waste and fire mentalist say that if polluters are not being punished this cleanup is just another waste of time and money the government says action will be taken against polluters as soon as a presidential decree is issued that we're going to promise. i'm permissive because we told them radio you're going to kill the nec division don't play around anymore because before i heard about this story you know and i said no what is this decree coming we going to are going to beating the creek we're going to execute some parts of the river are looking quite clean now but taking out the rubbish has not exactly solved the waste issue with most landfills full soldiers have no choice but to dump garbage next to the river in the middle of
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a residential area creating new problems step fasten al-jazeera a cheetah river a white woman in south africa has been jailed after being filmed racially abusing a black policeman. was able to go to. a real estate agent vicki mum burke was sentenced to three years with one year suspended it's believed to be the first prison term imposed on south africa for verbal of racial abuse the policeman tried to help him on burke after cvs broke into her car. now an oxford university student has taken to social media to try to encourage more people from ethnic backgrounds to apply to elite universities in britain suka t.v. started a you tube channel documentary experience i one of the countries we lead the world's most prestigious universities the nineteen year old originally from zimbabwe says
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that while most of the responses to riposte have been positive she has received some racist comments well let's get more on this then and joining us live in the studio is very the thank you so much for joining us here in the studio first of all just explain to us a little bit more why exactly you decided to start this you tube well every time i meant to oxford university to anyone my friends family anyone i encountered that first question was other black people in oxford. there is always the questions that came up so i think it clearly there's something missing clearly there's a problem here people need to know more about ethnic minorities experience in an institution like oxford so i discovered you know what i'm going to start my own you tube channel so i can document my experience share my story and hopefully encourage will motivate someone out there to see do you know watch as an ethnic minority you can come to nearly a university prosper do well enjoy yourself and get a great degree out of it well i hope
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a lot of people will go in there but we only have a few minutes now so just if you could what has been your experience at a university like oxford well luckily for me and i know it's not the same for everyone i can only speak from my own experience i've had a very positive experience oxford it's been great my college is supportive my friends are great my family is fantastic i mean join myself of obviously notice that there is a lack of diversity there and it's an issue that needs addressing but as experience so far has been positive and sort of comes at a time when in the u.k. there have been some other upsetting stories coming out of universities nottingham trent exeter a very overt racist. behavior and unfortunately you did get some racist comments on the air what kind of things were they saying and when did it start well it started pretty recently when i decided to discuss diversity and race issues on my table because i said it's nice it's all well and good for me to you know take videos of myself play with alarm is enjoying myself but there are things that need to be
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discussed such as race so i discovered it's nice to me to talk about it and when i did i guess some people didn't like the fact that i was occupying a space or oxford and i don't know who these comments are coming from it could be from anyone anywhere in the world but they were saying i should be lynched i don't deserve a space that i don't qualified to be oxygen which i do i should have the k.k.k. come on to me i should just not be there because of the color of my skin or to reflect stuff what kind of reaction i mean obviously your you tube channel has nothing to do with the university and you know of course almost kind of reaction or support has the university given me my university has been overwhelmingly supportive i work alongside the media team i look alongside acts as an outreach offices the african and caribbean society everyone is on board and you're right my you tube channel is separate from the university but the work i'm doing impacts the university and they're so proud of always reese treating share repurchase in my videos they like i like it and it's helping students and that's the main main point
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of all of this for me ok so we only have a few seconds left but since give me the page because you say that a lot of kids were at it when ortiz would feel put off yeah applying to certain universities so give the pitch the what you soon you tube channel if you are an ethnic minority student out there you're sitting at home and you think you know what i want to fight because i deserve it i urge you please apply we need you also doesn't want you we need your talents are needed and you deserve a space. i'm sure you. space out of tomorrow is the cathedral's thank you so much for coming in that was great thank you love was when you have a real. fine but you me thank you. still ahead a global exhibit. at the artworks from thirty two countries on show all fair and then sports another page in the history books for liberal and james as the matches michael jordan's reference.
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one of the world's most prestigious art fair is is hoping in hong kong to sweet kent this year's art basso is showcasing work form more international artists than ever and as sarah clarke reports curators are hoping to use the three day event to tap into china's growing appetite for contemporary art. it's a fish showcasing thousands of vibrant and abstract exhibits including paintings sculptures interactive installations and digital art this painting by the dutch
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artist when de kooning from a private collection has a pos tag of thirty five million dollars it is one of the big nights the firin bryce's a moving artist's came to share the international stage the showcase is incredible because it's really some of the best galleries and the most exciting young ones as well that that are with us so again a great snapshot of what's going on around the world and all around two hundred fifty galleries from thirty two countries felicity's conventions into almost half a from asia but this year there are twenty eight new comets with more galleries from the middle east and india in the line up it's because we're looking to explore the east i think it's also because art basel hong kong is wonderful the most exciting phase in asia coming from tehran living in europe i think this is a major step for us market wise to see how it how does this work in this emerging market this year a gallery from iran is making its debut deal inside. a release of the unfamiliar
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with art from the middle east by galleries and institutions in this region and driving market interest it's felt you know the emerging order of iran that we are trying to represent has recently will of maturity to be shown a sizer venue alongside the best gathers in securing a spot here at our battle involves a tough application process more than five hundred galleries apply but only hope for except in the face like patient here in hong kong is a major troll caught on the doorstep of china it's now the second largest market in the world behind the united states accounting for one fifth of global are silent while auctions essential to global lot sells a report commissioned by at basel found that outfit is last year were responsible for whole of the market share regarding farther international first this. good to go is four years old. and we need to get out as much as it was that we can organize as will be hoping sales at this year's fair match that enthusiasm of the art world
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the scenes on hong kong. al-jazeera hong kong. now for more on the australia cricket scandal and the rest of the sports news over to peter endo. barbara thank you very much cricket's ball tampering scandal has claimed its latest scalp on a day of high emotion the disgraced trio of steve smith david warner and cameron bancroft all arrived back in australia on thursday just a day after stating he would remain as coach darren lehman resigned saying it was the right thing for straitly and cricket the scandal has cost cricket australia one of its major sponsors and the players have had personal deals scrapped as well emotions were high as the players made tearful apologies and pleas for forgiveness yarra has more from. the world's best test match
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batsman fronted the astray the media the combination of what has been the hottest week of his career i made a serious error of judgment and i now understand the consequences it was a failure of leadership. violated him to say the way. it's . thanks for remembering and it's. it hurts. former captain steve smith and vice captain david warner a band from playing for the next twelve months and batsman cameron bancroft is banned for nine months or three conspired to use sandpaper to manipulate the ball during saturday's test match against south africa are you going to stand in a tough and emotional. four was the kids. at this present on you hear from a public. bancroft also face the media when he landed in perth not
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a second has gone boss since last saturday i mean when i haven't wished to turn back home and do the right thing during the launch brighton. it is something or regret for the rest of us at just twenty eight years old smith has become one of the strangest sporting stars want to go to your debut only he became the country's third youngest captain in two thousand and fifteen and twice won a stray is most prestigious cricket prize. true story now a spectacular fall from grace this has been a wonderful notion of the press conference the greatest rally and the players involved and i hope it is marks the end of this saga that they have already ramifications for conference starting to pull out smith is no longer brand ambassador for one of the strangest best known banks or breakfast cereals both want to and bancroft have lost contracts with a sports clothing company and
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a wealth management company has cancelled its estimated fifteen million dollars sponsorship deal with the games administrators cricket australia and smith and warner a banned from playing in the indian premier league costing them close to two million dollars each smith may still have a bright future in the years to come but the former captain may never be able to repair the damage from the ball tampering scandal which has shocked the sporting world. al-jazeera sydney the tearful news conferences prompted coach terry lehman to also announce his resignation the fourth test against south africa starting on friday in johannesburg will be lost to spoil. the not resigning after viewing statement cameron's. it's only for this decision. to conclude the call for the. charges to regain the trust of the story in public
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this is a raw thing for strong cricket. so africa's captain five to proceed says he feels sorry for steve smith any hopes he will be given a second chance by both cricket selectors and fans i did send him a text as i said i from a really deep place in my feel for the guy you don't want to see guys going through that stuff. and it's going to be incredibly hard from over next. so i just sent a measures of support saying that. you'll get through this you must be strong. and he was really good he appreciated the message. the apologies of come too late for cricket australia is bank balance as you heard from our reporter in sydney one of their major sponsors pulled out seven months into a three year multi-million dollar deal fund manager magellan financial group who were the title sponsors for january's ashes series against england drop the team
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the deal is reported to have been with more than fifteen million dollars the players have also been hit in the pocket steve smith has been dumped by australia's biggest lender the commonwealth bank and also breakfast cereal company senator ian who make wheat big sis electronics company l.g. qatar's david warner just a few days ago and sportswear brand asics also cancelled the year's deals with both warner and bancroft moral clauses of common in sports sponsorship deals meaning one side can walk away if the conduct of the other has a negative effect over in miami yelena aster pinker will meet danielle collins in the semifinals of the w.t.f. event there right now victoria azarenka is facing sloane stephens as rink it took the first set six three stephens bounced back to take the second six two and she's up to love in the decider the president of football club power has been banned from all football stadiums in greece for three years of the storming onto the pitch with
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a gun or this month even charged onto the field with the gun on his belt after he's team had a goal disallowed in a match against fellow title challengers a half and the greek league was suspended following the incident but matches will resume on saturday after all sixteen clubs agreed to end the violence measures the club has also been stripped of three points. bron james has made n.b.a. history again he's tied to michael jordan for the longest double digit scoring streak the brawn matched the seventeen year old mark of eight hundred and sixty six consecutive games with ten points although as these cleveland cavaliers beat the charlotte hornets that's the team that jordan owed is by the way the school forty one points in the game as the cavs won one hundred eighteen one hundred five the thirty three year old could break the record against the new orleans pelicans on friday. and that's all the sport for me will have another update for you in the
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twenty one hundred g.m.t. hour for now back to london peter thank you now before we go pope francis has given a child a special treat a ride on the famous popemobile as the head of the catholic church was touring st peter's square during his weekly audience peter lombardi there he is who has down syndrome was in the crowd with this family pope francis saw him stop the pope will be ellen invited him up to join him on the rest of the journey twelve year old peter is also a cancer survivor having been treated for leukemia three years ago. and in that sea of from that need for the stories our suitors who have more news in just a few minutes. the
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scene for us where online what is a parent's time in yemen that peace is always possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat. there are people that are choosing between buying medication or eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist just posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. april on al-jazeera. from the stories beyond the headlines faultlines examines the u.s. is role in the world's fifty years since the death of martin luther king we examine the impact of his assassination and the state of race relations in the u.s. today the award winning show thrives returns for another season with stories about
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solutions to some of the greatest manmade environmental problems as the first meeting since the brigitte vote is set to take place in the u.k. we examine how relevant the commonwealth is today between corporate and public interests up to the last drop unveils the longstanding rule for water in europe april on al-jazeera. is in the same. sun journalists decided to sacrifice their integrity for out in the media opinion that listening braised at this time on al-jazeera.


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