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australian cricket team aims to put a week of scandal behind them they began the final test against south africa with some of their biggest names. their warm welcome to this hour of news thirteen palestinians have been killed in gaza many of them many of them by israeli gunfire after thousands marched to the border with israel they were taking part in protests on the forty second anniversary of landing a palestinian health ministry says more than one thousand four hundred of those were injured after israeli forces fired live ammunition into the crowds using tear gas to push them back it's the start of a six week protest. the great march of return palestinians have set up camps in different places along gaza's border with israel and they're demanding that refugees be allowed to return to homes in israel and.
today's a turning point for our people in our history of national struggle and fight on our way to freedom in return today our people from the whole nation from gaza from the west bank from the occupied lands in one nine hundred forty eight and from other countries are launching this new phase. they were corresponding wild dogs who has more now from the gaza israel border. well with that key they had the hill has seen . the number of dead and injured may increase as the rallies continue and as these radio forces crack down on the protesters using different methods including live ammunition the overall picture here is about two main things first the waves of people coming in since early morning in big numbers to the great march for return this road leads to the separation wall with the gaza strip it's where clashes have taken place and where israeli snipers deployed alongside the wall used live
ammunition also you can see here tents named after the palestinian villages and towns from which the palestinians have been forced to leave since nine hundred forty eight to gaza. feel month that are the second main part of the picture is this other area the western area which was supposed to be according to the organizers a massive place for the demonstrators to gather but it seems the number of protesters is higher than expected by the organizers and this is the reason why the demonstrators one to the separation wall here we saw different activities like speeches by leaders from the palestinian factions in addition to some traditional celebration of the palestinian factions leaders have supported the march and confirm the right of return for the palestinian refugees for the palestinians here it's a historic day and the numbers show how keen the palestinians are when it comes to the question of the right of return and they want to make their voices heard to the
international community well the israeli army is defending its use of force no clear call our thoughts our heda we will never shoot one bullet against anyone who stays away from the security wall we have wanted to join in the last few days that everyone who tries to violate the israeli sovereignty or to infiltrate the israeli territories and put himself and his life in danger all the participants in the gaza strip a say but hamas put the lives of women and children in danger when it sent them to the security wall to infiltrate israel and storm. palestine's been slowly disappearing from the map since the first world war this is what it looked like a hundred years ago when jews only made up three percent of the population but that picture's changed dramatically palestinians are now allowed only limited self rule in small pockets under israeli military occupation which is the longest of modern history well land day itself marks the killing forty two years ago six palestinians
demonstrating against a land grab by israel what abdel-hamid reports from the occupied west bank it's a day that's been marked since one nine hundred seventy six then like now palestinians are protesting the confiscation of their land it's also they weighted demonstrate their attachment to that land. the bit ahead of where we want to impose their presence planted lanes are hard to take over israel always says that it's only taking a barren land that's why we need to play it everywhere. so his property shrink by four hector's and has received notice that another fourteen could be taken away soon much of the land goes to was building illegal jewish settlements and the exploitation of natural resources or in the case of raf air ahmed for the construction of a bypass road that now goes over part of his land he can only reach it via this underpass but axes isn't always guaranteed. if the gate is closed we're stuck for
hours everyone wants freedom of movement i want to be able to come home here in the shack to store my equipment but the israelis won't allow me i can't even install a light to sit here in the summer was integrated by israel's prime minister binyamin netanyahu also pledged two hundred twenty eight billion dollars from this year's budget the building of more roads across the occupied west bank. another project underway is that up the road there to the left now that's the extension of the eastern ring road and it has its own separation wall in the middle now trafficked on one side will be reserved only to israelis on the other side traffic will be reserved to palestinians but they can only travel between their towns and villages without bypasses are designed to circumvent palestinian population centers settlers say it's for their own safety but the plan was initially put in place in
one thousand nine hundred eighty three and was only implemented after the oslo accords were signed years later when we could show water the road could through the west bank in circling palestinian communities and dividing the west bank into continents they connect to jewish settlements to each other and directly to israel in case of an exaggeration there's already a system in place. bob israel says the bypass roads as vital for the valid point of settlements they expanded by seventeen percent last year or as many palestinians say ever since donald trump became you as president with every dig of the shovel but listen in see more land lost and the dream of a future state crumble furder what at that henry the old his era in the occupied west bank. shies a professor at dartmouth college speaking from jerusalem he told al-jazeera it's important to see the protests in their historical context you cannot look at a situation like this. as
a one off event you have to put it in the context of years and years of stalemate of a status quo which works very well for the israeli government which would like to proceed with the annexation of what they consider to be the whole land of israel obviously obvious. as a one off event though you have to ask yourself the question of what this kind of march to the fence could possibly achieve other than to excite people in situations of great tension to doing things that they would ordinarily not wish to do and i mean that on both sides if you will spin health for a palestinian farmer killed whilst tending to his own land there the gaza border twenty seven year old almost some of us collecting hosley in
a field and he was hit by israeli artillery fire hundreds of mourners carried his body through the streets of communist israeli military said the farmer and among them who was injured were acting suspiciously as they approached a fence along the gaza strip. all the little hand that looks a little every day he goes there picking powerfully from two am to nine am and he has been working there for six or seven you've nothing happened to him with the truth about shooting he left work and what happened this time i don't know. coming up this news hour. have data from facebook is being used to try to change the way you can for. as catholics around the world celebrate easter signs of a thought between china and the vatican after seventeen years. the miami heat are closing in on a playoff chill down with one of their most famous former players the latest from the n.b.a. in sports. center
in rebel fighters in eastern called sod's and i'm reports of a deal allowing them to leave the time of duma russian and syrian government media have been reports are going to grieve with weapons officer fighters have surrendered the rest of you to stay in the past month as government forces tighten their grip on the enclave lockwood jump jim has the latest from beirut. another example of just how complicated things remain on the ground in syria the russian military has stated that it reached a deal with a rebel group jaish al islam and the jaish of this land had announced its intention to evacuate do much which the rebel group is still holding and that they would seize control of that area but a short while after that she issued islam in fact denied those reports saying any reports stating that their group had in fact reached a deal with either the syrian government syrian pro-government forces or the
russian government were patently false we spoke with the spokesperson for jason it's not buy it up that he said this our position is still clear and steadfast the rejection of force displacement and the demographic change of the rest of eastern huta now this really isn't a change from what we've heard from jaisha this the past several days while they are negotiating to try to reach a deal with the syrian government and the russian government they do not want their fighters to have to evacuate the area this is all coming at a time when there's a lot of concern of course about the humanitarian impact of what is going on it's still unclear just how many civilians may be trapped in duma how they will be able to get help and of course this comes at a time when there was another deadline given there was a deadline given by the syrian government the russian government saying that if jesuits now did not come to some sort of an agreement with them by saturday evening
that they would go ahead and go into that area and attack that area with full force turkey's president has rejected france's officer mediate between uncle and kurdish on groups in syria dismissing a man call as i've said is that this us president john contradicts his own defense chief telling supporters at a rally in ohio that u.s. troops will pull out of syria they are said step deca has. the americans have long had a presence in this part of northern syria so. courting the syrian democratic forces arrest in the fight against eisel but turkey views the kurdish y p g which makes up the bulk of the s.d.f. as a terrorist organization and the latest twist french president met with an s.d.f. delegation on thursday night in paris an offer to mediate which isn't going down well in ankara but there's dick. says that he gave guarantee of support to the y.p. g that france can be mediators between turkey and the s.d.f. who gave you this judy do not engage in things beyond. turkish armed forces have
already taking the troll of much of the syrian province of a free in pushing out the y.p. everyone has long threatened to push further east on to members where the u.s. has military bases and all the way to the iraqi border the americans have also been monitoring the potential front line between kurdish fighters and the turkish backed syrian rebels who are nearby to complicate matters even further the u.s. commander in chief had this to say and by the way we're not going the hell out of isis will become another syria like very soon let the other people take care of it now very very so we're coming now. that boast goes against what american commanders have been saying all along that the u.s. will remain in the northeastern part of syria for now to prevent the resurgence of beisel trump port even the state department of guard and i can't comment on what the president supposedly said i haven't seen and i have to refer you back to the white house. i have not seen it myself and said it i have not seen that myself ok.
you don't necessarily comment or report on things that have been heard second hand and i'm not going to do that that's ok that's fine so you're not aware of any. determination to poor to call the u.s. out if i am not no no the u.s. presence in syria gives it a stake at the negotiating table as long as troops men tain their presence in the kurdish areas the war in syria is now entering a phase where russia turkey and iran are in the process of bartering for their strategic in. yes. the kurdish y p g currently controls around twenty percent of territory in syria the second highest area of land up to president bashar al assad and his forces in turkey wants that to change it's anyone's guess how it will play out stephanie decker al-jazeera well on the campaign trail and then the road the then republican candidate done some repeatedly banged barack obama for the goals of isis saying that he pulled u.s. troops out of iraq too soon the iraq obama number one is incompetent
and number two remember this number two he is the founder and accuse sense if you would of stay i do want to be there but if you would have kept a relatively small force he probably could have prevented isis from forming anyone who cannot condemn the hatred oppression and violence of radical islam blacks the moral clarity to serve as our president. i was the rise of isis is the direct result of policy decisions made by president obama and secretary of state clinton well in january chomps then secretary of state let's tell us and said the u.s. would stay in syria to avoid making the same mistake as they did their walk united
states will maintain a military presence in syria focused on ensuring that isis cannot reemerge our military mission in syria will remain conditions based we cannot make the same mistakes that were made in two thousand and eleven when a premature departure from air iraq allowed al qaida in iraq to survive and eventually morph into isis. it was that vacuum that allowed isis and other terrorist organizations to wreak havoc on the country well for more on this let's speak to charles lista he's a senior fellow and director of extremism and counter-terrorism of the middle east institute in washington he's also the author of the syrian jihad charles a very warm welcome to the program is there any evidence at all it has anything point behind the scenes to war trump said in that comment there in ohio that he is intending to pull troops out of syria. well no no i mean to the
contrary all of the clips that you played i think speak to the fact that strategically speaking within the trumpet ministration within the department of defense the cia the state department the entire strategic plan for syria was to stick around every senior official you speak to these days is very clear isis is not dead it's not defeated in syria the official assessment is that there's probably two thousand fighters still alive and operating in areas under the u.s. led coalition's area of influence in syria and clearly that battle is something that we still need to fight and not only that as outgoing secretary of state to us and made clear even once we've militarily defeated isis the next stage of the operation of stabilizing northeastern syria is also a strategic influence or a strategic interest for the united states so nothing apart from trump statement yesterday points to there being any consideration of leaving i think at the same
time we also have to acknowledge that i don't think we've really ever had a president like donald trump before and ultimately speaking what he says will go so i suspect what's going to happen is he's out of washington at the moment for easter he'll be coming back i think you know early next week and i imagine he'll be sitting down with all of his national security advisers and i imagine he'll get a big mouthful of advice about why leaving right now just isn't going to happen it's not in american interests and ultimately i think he'll change his mind again probably this probably isn't the last time we'll hear these kinds of surprising statements coming from the president pointing to his domestic base not necessarily to his advisors or to a broader strategic interest so what we're seeing chiles is as you mentioned there him speaking directly to his domestic base but of course we know all of the deaths of u.s. and u.k. troops in syria is that part of what we're seeing here maybe. well it might be you know ultimately though there's been an indication for awhile
that's the conflict in syria in particular has entered a new phase a much more dangerous phase for any government entity that has troops on the ground and i think that is a reality it's unfortunate that no government including the united kingdom the united states and others have had that kind of honest discussion within with their domestic populations about the dangers that their troops will now face the fight against isis as i say isn't over but as far as many governments around the world is concerned it is coming to a close which means that all of those governments are now trying to stake their claim defend their interests in syria which makes the situation on the ground actually more dangerous rather than less dangerous so yes i think there will be the fact that these these go ahead charles i just wanted to ask you one last thing quite clearly when we heard him with those historical soundbites there made some of the blame obama still or is what we're seeing now a development of war. obama said.
well i mean there's a whole different i mean yes the obama administration was elected to not get into foreign wars so there was immediately pressure in the obama white house to leave iraq likewise the trumpet ministration i think sees itself as being elected to not get involved in foreign wars so again i think we're seeing donald trump personally under some domestic pressure to not get more stuck or you know put another knee into a foreign war abroad and i think he's feeling that pressure and us saying these kind of things to his domestic base but as as those clips said. administration did make a mistake in leaving iraq too early and the trumpet mistreat and looks like donald trump at least personally looks like he's almost willing to make the same mistake all over again that is as i say until his advisors tell him that the smarter move is to stick around and and probably to get more skin in the game finish the fight against isis stabilize the northeast see popular see refugee returns and what have
you that's the strategy that was laid out that took almost a year to come up with and i expect that's what we'll still see implemented once donald trump is essentially taught and educated about what needs to happen for u.s. interests to be secured charles lister there joining me from washington d.c. charles thank you u.s. president donald trump also told her supporters in ohio that he might hold off on knowing a trade deal with south korea until an agreements reached with north korea and denuclearization made the comment just a day after the camara still solvers agree with the south korea limiting still exports to the u.s. and opening its markets to american car manufacturers so we've redone it. and that's going to level the playing field on steel and cars and trucks coming into this country. and i may hold it up till after a deal is made with north korea. does everybody understand that you know
why you know why because it's a very strong card that i want to make sure everyone is treated fairly and we're moving along very nicely with north korea we'll see what happens well just throwing that diplomats from twenty three countries is the route goes over the poisoning of a former spy in britain in movies in retaliation for the wave of expulsions of russian officials after what the u.k. and its allies say was a nerve agent attack on surrogates cripple and his daughter in the city of souls three or shall and says the latest now from a school. well one after another block ambassadorial cause of being pulling up here outside the rather ornate silver gray doors of the russian foreign ministry and the ambassadors have been walking into essentially get a dressing down from the foreign ministry staff air and be told how many of their personnel has to be packing their bags to leave from what we've seen so far it
seems to be broadly tit for tat in line numbers wise with the explosions that we have heard from western countries kicking out russians over the script all of the british ambassador was told that the total number of u.k. personnel here diplomatic and consular pastor eventually match by the end of the month the number of russian staff in the u.k. this is on top of the twenty three brits that had to pack their bags and leave some days ago that was of course because the u.k. had kicked out twenty three russians what we're seeing here is this worsening of diplomatic relations tit for tat response it's a catalyst as we in this group are fair but of course there is so much else behind all this march that's gone on over the last few years with the count of russian campaign in syria with what's been going on in crimea and ukraine that has worsened
relations between the west and russia of course putin and donald trump are both saying that there is room so walk back from this of course they have to say that they don't want to go marching off to war but yes we are in a severe diplomatic crisis of the moment and it doesn't seem to be getting any better right now. the mayor of senegal's capital says he'll appeal a five year prison sentence for fraud cases sowell's convicted of embezzling almost three million dollars of government money is supposed to say the trial and the wailing his ambitions of becoming president. khalifa cells supporters denounced the legal system minutes after sentencing by the judge. the mayor was found guilty of corruption embezzling millions of dollars and falsifying documents. good good ones but i didn't love them i had so much faith in the justice system is being used to live in
a good people how can we trust our government to have the sunrise that i was. outside court police in riot gear control be angry crowd. song is a leading voice of the opposition and a rival to his namesake president mikey cell. supporters accuse the ruling party of using the courts to do real his plan bidding in next year's election please if i should use here would you not do what since you can't use coal who we know sponsor and means to put pressure on the government. the opposition marched last month indycar calling for a free fair and transparent election in two thousand and nineteen they chum the name of karim wanted another leading member of the opposition he served time in prison for corruption and now lives in exile and. this protest here accuses president mikey cell of enriching himself and his family from public funds in
putting his opponents in jail the government spokesman says that's nonsense and argues the president is fighting corruption. we've taken leave don't. you times have changed state coffers are no longer up for grabs the message here is that what was possible before no longer is and everybody no matter who you are is accountable to the law but senegal's justice system is in crisis court clerks are on strike over pay and working conditions a prominent judge has just resigned from his position a few days ago saying that the tribunals are not serving the people but rather the government's. khalifa's cells lawyers are launching an appeal against the conviction until then he continues to be the mayor of the car his fraud trial has come to symbolize a test for senegal's democracy and justice system. nicholas hawke al-jazeera the car. well that's plenty more still to come this hour why starbucks and other
retailers in california have been told to put a cancer warning on their coughing i mean sports is being called the japanese baby boy find out how he did and it's a major league baseball thing too right. whether set fire across much of central and southern china warm sunshine for many twenty six celsius in hong kong twenty three celsius there for shanghai wet weather that very much in place over towards the southwestern corner that will ease as we go on into sunday chandu getting up to twenty three degrees celsius and temps just just edging up and not over towards the eastern side of the country while the sunshine there and see much of vietnam is looking good here hot sunshine the heat wave conditions continue across the good parts of india temperatures getting up into the
forty degree mark for some with touching forty two celsius there from that pool close enough in hot about a little bit of cloud just into central and southern parts of india might even see the odd shower into kerala further north it stays hot and dry warming up in new delhi temperatures getting up to around forty degrees celsius but notice possibility wanted to show was over towards western gold was behind easing over towards bangladesh as we go on through the weekend meanwhile the weekend across the region potentially looks like quite a lively one we got a fair bit of cloud coming in across northern parts of saudi arabia possibility of a little bit of rain on that as well as it sinks his wife south was winds really picking up with a real possibility of lots of lift it dust and sand. the last time i spoke to him he told me i was thinking to go into. the world wants to see syria's fighters up close and personal but those behind the camera pay the
price filmmaker yasuda chillingly intimate footage on and behind the front lines cost him his life his body was riddled with bullets and exclusive documentary syria the last assignment at this time on al-jazeera when the news breaks. on the mailman city and the story builds to be a forest so you would just be all when people need to be heard women and girls are being bought and given away in refugee camps al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you the winning documentaries and knives on al-jazeera i got to commend you all i'm hearing is good journalism. and.
a quick mind in our top stories here on al-jazeera at least fourteen palestinians have been killed by israeli forces in clashes along the israel gaza border john podesta mark landay palestinian president mahmoud abbas has declared saturday and national day of. turkish president rage at tayyip erdogan has rejected a french offer to mediate talks between on credit cards flying to more than seven am. and russia starring at dozens of diplomats were more than twenty countries it's in response to the expulsion of its own stuff following the poisoning of a spy in britain. so let's get more now on our top story joining me from gaza is rifat ally rear a palestinian activist who was involved in planning the launch of the border with israel race not great to have you on the program just tell me what today was like
where were you. palestinians from gaza have lived most of my life and. if you see gaza city i participated in the gaza city the ministrations and artists in what we call now the great march where hundreds of thousands of palestinians march to work the borders where it's right keep palestinians because the humiliating can occupy it for the night. has been young. and families and acing and people from all around the gaza strip. in five different areas in gaza in gaza city we have like i said over two hundred thousand palestinians most of. the elderly people who have been expelled who have been displaced by by as i indicated
a go as you know the majority of palestinians in gaza so if you do see and know that if you do these and they had children and their grandchildren have come very close the first time in the case where they have been expelled and dismissed by the israeli occupation today is a great day in the history of this ng and again against a colonial and israeli occupation that keeps that a senior and humiliated and colonized and ways that one of the things that was advertised to about today on the march is that it was peaceful what happened. this is a peaceful demonstration it's none violent people should know this and they should also know that that it's sydney and have been engaged in this sort of so i get along fine and it's one i've been for for four decades and this is not new to the
palestinians so i mean that's what i want. and then this is one of different means of palestinian so i can palestinians you will lift the middle distance to defend themselves to defend their very existence i think that everything is engaged in the boycott comp and nonviolent peaceful demonstration is also significant. because of the huge numbers of people because people from all sections because this is popular because it wasn't one political party that mobilized for this because palestinian families palestinian and family people men kids and. from all the political spectrum of good to be part of this and again palestinians always do what they do that. prove that they can for life they insist on life that they will never forget their i found that they will never forget their struggle for freedom for equal rights to food again on this or their basic human rights on the other
hand it also proves the brute it does business and what is above it is kill palestinians target palestinians they practicing yours are. all over the gaza strip today. peacefully protesting where hundreds of meters away from the so-called border with a fight a final fight in mines the in forty eight but again israel even. days ago israel declared that it will be using snipers using. dogs in order to attack by the israeli was. drones will drop. you know gas canisters will into the occupied gaza that was there so again. this started as a peaceful protest there were not classes whatsoever because israel attacked israel is though. israel is the commands our president where there are this thing
peacefully demanding freedom and this is very ironic because this comes on possible the day of biblical exhorts us jewish freedom but again israeli zionist movement and the zionists always insist on our jacking these and turning them out of a nuclear into our own creations where they kill more and more palestinians where there i mean palestinians or in palestinians have over one thousand palestinians and many of them are children many of them were just sitting there standing there many of them well just among shankly playing football or cracking jokes but again these are really occupation does not like this does not like. demanding their rights they want us a new link they want us back to italy. i'm just going to ask you to pause there and
we want to have time with that but thank you very much for joining us and giving us some more details to the pictures that we've been seeing today. and come on here also been taking place in venezuela for some of the victims of a fire and a riot in the sales of a play station on wednesday sixty eight people died in the n.t. event as well as third largest city relatives have been demanding explanations from authorities president nicholas madieu is been criticized for staying silent after what's the country's worst incident of prison violence in more than twenty years. twenty my good workers for me and mar have died in a bus far in thailand the bus was carrying forty seven people to a factory near bangkok it's not known what caused the blaze thailand has one of the world's worst well safety records there are an estimated three million migrant workers in thailand many from neighboring mali and more. the most new presidents been sworn in to win it is an ally of aung san suu kyi and had served as
a speaker of the house to cheer remains me in laws to facto leader while the president's role is largely ceremonial previous president to ensure resigned last week following health problems that was millions of christians around the world celebrate easter signs are emerging of improving relations between the vatican the chinese government the catholic church and china cut ties almost seventy years ago following the communist revolution christian organizations have faced years of state repression during the removal of rooftop crosses church demolitions and the imprisonment of priests of china sixty seven million christians more than ten million are catholic are split between underground churches that recognize the pope and state approved churches that don't but as adrian brown reports change is in the air. in china catholics have a choice pray in a state sanctioned church like this one in secret but this easter many worshippers will be considering a new scenario
a deal between the vatican and the chinese government that may be imminent view dream and could decide the future of the estimated ten million catholics in china who've long hope for normalization in vatican china relations what i always hope the pope and the vatican. diplomatic relations with china i'm so excited. the pope is the symbol of catholics if you catholic you would definitely want to see him that's why i'd be so happy if he came to china. surprising views because those worshippers belong to the official catholic church which is not recognize the authority of the pope since the vatican and china sever diplomatic ties in one nine hundred fifty one but that could be about to change according to francisco c.c. an attorney an academic invited to interview the pope two years ago he says there
are even discussions about the vatican establishing a representative office in beijing and this could happen. within the zia i would say that sue i think it is a possibility we don't know there are of course many things up in the air but there is lob. the song was way. before that happens though another deal is expected on the thorny issue of who gets to appoint bishops for the first time that would give the vatican a say in the selection process but some of the underground churches that operate without government approval are fearful about this growing reproach mall and they have a senior catholic official on their side who's accused the pope of betrayal cardinal joseph zen is the former bishop of hong kong where religious freedoms are still
protected many people in that union less a church may get to scandalize him a boost their faith in the pope and the poor pope has so many critics so. we decide one i'm a very saudi. such criticism of the pope even by a retired cardinal is rare neither the vatican or china's religious affairs bureau responded to our requests for comment but a report in the state controlled newspaper on thursday citing several official sources said the announcement could be made as soon as saturday a day before easter. china represents the last frontier for the catholic church it's been that way for centuries never more so than now adrian brown al-jazeera beijing facebook is facing more scrutiny after memel surface claiming
the company should prioritize gaining more uses even if it means people could die as a result of bullying or terrorism buzz feed news says the note was written by facebook vice president andrew bose worth back in twenty sixteen both he and c.e.o. mark zuckerberg say they don't actually believe the message claiming that the note was supposed to spark conversation well facebook is promising to end partnerships with several digs simple as that help advertisers target people on the social network it's time to limit the fallout from allegations the british firm cambridge analytical improperly access data to influence the twenty sixteen u.s. election john holl looks at micro targeting and the ethical questions around. clinton fielding every single time the man who murdered josh is an illegal alien i want us to pave the way phil thank you to brussels political attack ads are nothing new nor reason aiming there but a carefully selected audience of so-called micro targeting what is relatively new
is the use of personalized data by political campaigns to find out almost as much about you as you know about yourself in terms of the whole ethos of influence and persuasion you know every every every post everything that you like these are all bits of data that are going towards building a profile against people about the same knowledge is power so it's really surgically being able to predict and influence people's behavior at the heart of the scandal involving the political consultancy cambridge analytical and its alleged use of data from fifty million facebook profiles is the charge that personal data has been used to distort and undermine the democratic process but the easiest way that you can influence someone's behavior is by can't continue to be showing them something time and time again when they become unconsciously influenced and therefore take comp attention on the new belief system the point of most political campaigns is to change beliefs and attitudes so is there anything
wrong with targeting voters in this way cambridge analytical has boasted that its cutting edge micro targeting campaign won the us election for donald trump that sparked outrage and indignation of course especially among trump's political opponents but it's worth remembering that a previous president is also believed to have won the white house thanks to online micro targeting none other than barack obama and with considerably less outrage and indignation as a result well i think segmentation that they are doing now which came again let's go doing now is very much the same thing that barack obama did in two thousand. and its world is trying to make the advertisements as relevant and personal to people and doses as possible benedict pringle is an addict executive who also runs a blog on the sometimes dirty business of political advertising he's day job and
he's sidelined have much in common while campaign techniques become ever more precise winning elections is after all a sales job i think that the margins in the trunk election and in the periphery broke that referendum were so small and the number of people that were in place the persuadable voters were was so few that the number of ads that were run the amount of money that was spent in targeting them would have undoubtedly had an impact on the result would have changed the result impossible to say well it impacted at least you know a decent chunk of the persuadable voters absolutely so micro targeting is a winning strategy that's here to stay and the more data we put into the system about ourselves the more data is available to influence to persuade and to change the way we think jonah hill al-jazeera london a prominent fox news host has apologized for criticizing one of the florida school
shooting survivors on twitter laura ingram accused david hold of whining about being rejected by four colleges that he'd applied for it and called for in going to advertisers to boycott her show prompting a home goods store wayfair food company nestle and travel website trip advisor to withdraw their support she's now to to an apology. coffee shops in california have been ordered to warn their customers about a potential costs or risk ninety retailers including starbucks were sued by a little no not for profit group a court in los angeles agreed they were violating a state law which requires companies to warn consumers of potential come so calls and chemicals and their products which the group says is produced in the world sting post says coffee retailers say chemicals occur at harmless levels while scientific opinion remains divided on whether or not coffee drinkers are actually at risk coffee was removed from the world health organization is possible cost an agenda list twenty sixteen on a recommendation from its cancer agency but california has it sold twenty two page
list of potential cancer causing items which also includes coffee and the likes of french fries coconut oil out a whole and read the head of the national coffee association in the u.s. the california lawsuit has confused consumers and it does nothing to improve public health that certain hollywood actor and former politician on will shortz an acre is reportedly recovering from open heart surgery the seventy year old went into has gone thursday for a routine procedure but developed complications that named onny he played the tough guy will in a series of hollywood florida top stories including the tar many series served as governor of california from two thousand and three to two thousand and eleven and has recently been allowed critic of u.s. president donald trump. still had this news hour the coal mine that environmentalists say is polluting sydney's drinking water and sports it was that it was. joseph parker and timmy joshua face off
anger is brewing in a stray over the expansion of a coal mine which could pollute the rivers that supply water to sydney environmentalist are outraged that the government has approved plans allowing the mind to expand as part of our series andrew thomas reports not from lythgoe. these pawns of the source water for the coxes river ultimately it grows and flows
into a reservoir which holds drinking water for the five million people of sydney here the water is clean insects are a good sign the salt content is low but just downstream groundwater pumped out of a nearby coal mine joins the source water it doesn't lose its purity ten kilometers from its source the coxes water has also jumped six degrees celsius in temperature just getting our salt rating here it's a bit over three hundred fifty marker statements for centimeter so the salt level has increased about twenty five times most of this flow today it's probably ninety five percent perhaps more actually is pumped out of commons and is disturbed by the mourning process so scientists and environmentalists are worried by a plan to expand this that springvale coal mine and increase waste water flowing into the river last year judges in sydney after hearing expert evidence from
scientists like right look to the plan on environmental grounds politicians have responded by passing a law which will retrospective lee changes the criteria by which levels of pollution should have been judged the expansion is back home it was a devastating decision for us a very worrying president this was a decision that essentially signalled the government was willing to put the short term interests of a calm on in front of the quality of the drinking water in sydney the most populous city in australia politicians say waste water will be better cleaned in future before it's released and say they have to balance environmental concerns with economic priorities coal from the mine expansion here will get taken to a local power station ultimately politicians see cheap energy and local jobs as more important than meeting a particular environmental standard. the nearby power station undermines that
supply of vital to the economy of the town of lift go where we're looking at six hundred potential permanent jobs lost in this community that would have been devastating centennial coal declined our request for an interview saying simply for over twenty years springvale has mined coal this is what we will continue to do but environmentalists are appalled that the rules could be changed retrospective late when the economy is prioritized under thomas al-jazeera politico let's get all the day's sports. thank you very much julio the fourth and final cricket test between south africa and australia has begun in johannesburg with the visitors the can to put the ball tampering a scandal behind them absent from the team it is the trio of former captain steve smith his deputy david warner and cameron bancroft all of whom were sent home in disgrace and banned for their involvement in the incident during the third test
they might be gone but it's still very much on the minds of the fans as catherine sawyer reports. we're right outside the wondrous cricket stadium and thousands of fans are here in johannesburg to cheer on their teams cricket is a game that is very much respected and loved south africa as well as australia and people who are here are very much aware about the handle of the ball tampering scandal the hopman last saturday and they tell us that they are angry they are shocked and disappointed and also you know they have very strong opinions about what happened last week whisper of the game's most important thing and i think those charlene's roots. i don't think this is a new thing as you do for me your analogy. the kids play. some. you feel pretty disappointed. in the stocks.
that's kind of a story. there is a fair amount of of of license to range from it and it's hype it never happens again in the future many of the funds here are hoping that the controversy will not affect the spirit of the game will not overshadow the game there are however also satisfied with the action that has super been taken by the different cricket authorities and the fact that the players have owned up to their mistake and are remorseful the people here are. also i'm hoping that this going forward will serve as a deterrent to other players who have female unfolds. while south africa are looking to win their first test series at home against australia since ninety seventy eight in my car was a highest ever test score helping the home side to solid three hundred thirteen for six at stumps but the australians arrived late in the day taking forward gets in
the final session. where. a different group applies and strive hard for a long time we haven't got too many go or is it that long. you know i have that sort of really hard just a strange approach so i'm wary about creating an environment where guys can come in and play cricket just be themselves. and i think if we can we can achieve that then we'll have gone as having better results as well. and today just one joseph of parker have waiting a head of saturday's heavyweight boxing title unification bout. british fighter joshua will have both the height and weight advantage of for the fight off the wing and nearly three kilos heavier than the new zealand both fighters are undefeated but just swallow currently holds the w.b. a i.p.s. and i b o titles is favored to be pocketed came his w b o crown. i think this
will be a rule motional time because we're creating history and there's always been a lot over what's happening next or something the next and i'll say this is my main focus joseph parker has been my main focus and there's been times when i've done interviews and i've said before and we hear what providing the security is when. we want to make history late two thousand and eighteen the captain of australia is rugby sevens team has been ruled out of the upcoming commonwealth games after having his calls fractured james a stat i have been not a fair word enough for outgoing a coach and a friend play say the alleged one punch attacker who provoked a and they have charged a twenty two year old man with assault. the l.a. galaxy s latest star signing a was mobbed by fans on his arrival. zlata brought him of which was greeted by
hundreds of screaming people as he's got off the plane late says they the sweetest strikers the latest football star to be drafted into major league soccer his six year old most recently played her majesty knighted is expected to hold his first training session with the club little friday. the final of the miami open will pit two reigning grand slam champions against each other french open champion ouster pinko beat american qualifier daniel collins and says this second semifinal that out in sixth seed hit thirty three winners on rooted to a seven six six three victory i also think one has to korea titles heading into sasha this final against u.s. open champion sloane stephens. and b.a. now in place of a showdown between the bron james cleveland cavaliers and his former teammate the miami heat is edging closer the heat are now just half a game off sixth place in the eastern conference after beating chicago hundred three to ninety two on the day at miami can claim sixty they're likely to open
their postseason campaign this le bron's cavaliers four thirty in the east. and the player nicknamed the japanese babe ruth a has made his major league baseball debut angels are sure he'll tiny who is both a powerful batter and equally extraordinary pitcher recorded his first major league hit in the angel's opening day game against oakland where however the angels went down six five. and that is it for me i hand you back to julie. some of well that's it for me julian it's almost merriam namaz it will be you just a sec with much more of the day's news as always thanks for your company but by.
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