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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. in twenty sixteen when he's revealed big girls from some as young as fifteen or were trafficked to singapore to work is means it's illegal and costing lives so why does it still continue in law abiding singapore want to when east on al-jazeera. this is al-jazeera. hello again my name's peter w. you're watching the news our live from our headquarters here in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes running away from israeli snipers a young palestinian becomes another casualty of the violence on the border with
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gaza. fifty tons of much needed relief supplies are destroyed by fire in yemen. targeting your social media the u.s. proposals to pick through the posts of people who want to enter the country also ahead. i happen. to begin a special series that really examines race relations in america fifty years after the assassination of the civil rights leader martin luther king jr. videos emerged which palestinians shows a young demonstrates a being shot as he wrote was running away from the israeli border with gaza the footage was filmed on friday as thousands of people began their protest against decades of land grabs by israel seventeen people died medics in gaza say the man in
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this video was among the victims the israeli military says he was a member of the armed wing of hamas palestinians say he was unarmed and shot in the back on saturday dozens more people were injured in the demonstrations the united nations has called for an investigation into the violence al-jazeera is hoda abdel-hamid is at the border from there she sent us this report. grief anger and defiance as gazans mourn their dead it's a scene that has become all too familiar adding pain to what do un calls and unlivable situation among the bodies being carried for one last time through the streets of gaza the one of mohammed abu amr an artist who took part in the so-called great march of return his friends say his art would be forgotten and there's also the body of this man shot while praying at the protest on friday night in old morden thousand four hundred people were injured more than half of them shot
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by live ammunition some suffocated by tear guys the highest casualty rate in a single day in gaza since the last war in two thousand and fourteen israel had prepared for days sending reinforcements to the border area the army had warned gazans against approaching the border fence as a matter of national security now the military threatens that if the violence continues it will escalate its response and go deeper into gaza. bus drivers receive voice messages from the israeli army advising them against moving people to the border area or else as this voice says they and their families will be held responsible but gazans fed up and exhausted from life under siege vowed to continue protesting several towns were erected along the border and thousands of people planned to camp there many of them refugees who are demanding
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their right to return to the homes their families were evicted from generations ago that the so he still carries dickey of his parents' house in there is about now an israeli town that i go to but i will keep it until we get back there and die there if not me my children will have been waiting for nearly seventy years and still nobody cares about us i live a. and a scene with not a single aspect of a decent life. about sixty eight percent of the population are refugees the protests will continue until may fifteenth the day of the creation of the state of israel palestinians refer to it as nec back or. everyone on both sides is aware that this standoff can spin out of control at any moment. along israel's border with. a large fire in yemen has destroyed tons of much needed to monetary and supplies the blaze broke out in the rebel held port city of her
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data poll should pass the latest. yemeni firefighters did all they could to stop the flames. but more than fifty tons of critically needed food and relief supplies were lost the five warehouses in the rebel held port city of what died were being used by the united nations food program the red sea port has been a lifeline for people in the war torn country. had the farming controlled from the beginning it wouldn't have reached this extent by sunrise the fire was huge warehouses returning in the fall is expanding and spreading from store to store. the u.n. says it's investigating but some port workers are blaming an electrical short circuit. and that has. got the news of this fire from the governor operation when we arrived here we found a lot of safety and security negligence and this has led to a huge spread of fire all over the place. the internationally recognized government
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of yemen is blaming the rebels that hold the port it says the criminals behind this fire should be punished. yemen is one of the world's poorest countries. the three year war between iran backed the rubbles and the saudi backed yemeni government in exile has left more than ten thousand people dead there are also outbreaks of cholera and diptheria. this warehouse fire is a further setback for those trying to help civilians in what the u.n. calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis culture dirge on al-jazeera. a deal's been reached to evacuate the wounded from the proceeds syrian town of duma opposition fighters holed up in the east and go to enclave which borders the syrian capital damascus duma is the last rebel stronghold in the area after government forces conducted a major onslaught over the last few weeks thousands of opposition fighters were
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forced to surrender the u.s. president trump has ordered the state department to freeze two hundred million dollars in funds earmarked for rebuilding efforts in syria mr trump is eager to end u.s. involvement there during a speech in ohio on thursday he said the u.s. would soon pull out of syria secretary of state rex tillerson who trumps act two weeks ago announced the recovery funding in february during a ministerial meeting of the coalition fighting eisel the us state department has not confirmed the funds are being withheld. tonight survivors of the war in syria are using social media to appeal for help in the syrian government's recent bombardments of eastern ghouta killed more than a thousand civilians including three hundred fifty children fifteen year old mohammed najem managed to escape the besieged enclave he moved to which is also under attack so you know holder has a story. mohammad survived. one of the fiercest offensives in
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syria's war he managed to leave after rebels in the enclave surrendered but remained in fear the fifteen year old moved to the opposition controlled provinces targeted by airstrikes ordered by the syrian government and its allies. i hope they don't destroy the way they destroyed. the regime cannot be trusted i don't know maybe we will die here on our fate is to die here especially since the world. following years of siege tens of thousands of civilians were trapped in the war zone for more than a month almost two thousand syrians were killed in the recent bombardment. along with other children but used social media hoping that their voices and pictures will move people worldwide to act apart from words of condemnation and failed
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ceasefires the international community did little to stop the offensive. this was the last video the teenager uploaded before leaving eastern huta his friend salim also voicing concern about their future. then we will live in camps and he said and we have no one to help us. i feel very sad i was forced to leave everything behind i left my memories many great memories i left my father's grave and i used to go to the cemetery to pray over his grave to cry and remember how we used to take care of us. at least three hundred fifty of the recent victims of the eastern huta military campaign where children. mohamad explains how sometimes survived an airstrike that targeted his house i woke up and found myself in a hospital and that is when i found out my sister was martyred saline explained her
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sister was nine years old. as a child living in north. i'm a life i should eat healthy food i should be in school playing with my friends i should be running in the fields swimming instead i'm trying to hide from airstrikes i live in fear. mohammad says returning to eastern who has only a hope and living with enemies who killed their family and friends is impossible for now he's happy to be alive. they would know the international criminal court or the hague has detained a mali and man accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity the indictment relates to the destruction of religious sites in timbuktu in twenty twelve and twenty thirteen on the suspect was the de facto head of the islamic police there is also accused of enforcing policies that led to sexual and slave went of women and
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girls. the last remaining staff members have left the u.s. consulate in st petersburg in russia as the diplomatic fallout continues over the poisoning of a former double agent a former soviet double agent in the u.k. the american flag has also been removed from moscow set a saturday deadline for the closure as part of its response to the expulsion of more than one hundred fifty russian diplomats around the world the u.k.'s allies are back in london push accused the kremlin of the behind the nerve agent attack on circus cripple and his daughter earlier this month russia says it ordered a further fifty british diplomats to leave the capital moscow has also threatened retaliation against the u.k. after one of its planes was when it landed at london's heathrow airport the u.k. insists it was a routine check with the kremlin says it's illegal the u.k. government is considering a request from moscow to visit yulia scruple the daughter of the former russian spy and she's recovering in a british hospital the russian embassy in london sent
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a tweet insisting on its right to seize cripple britain's foreign office says it will take her wishes into consideration before deciding on whether to allow the request or not. voters in sierra leone are waiting to find out who will be the next president the runoff is between two candidates after an earlier election failed to produce an outright winner the opposition leader julius mother bio is a former military head of state hillary six which overthrew the government and put him in charge for three months he's up against some more. the ruling party's candidate who served as foreign affairs minister in by those government whoever wins faces major challenges and posted bonus sierra leone including the fight against corruption economic woes and tackling poverty however as a committed risner explains there's been little enthusiasm for the election. and as election officers count the votes settle unions hold their breath this is the
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last leg of a difficult three months of issues are hoping that the turnout will be high to give legitimacy to the process. when president on his bike arrived to choose the successor there was hardly anyone queuing to vote those who did left long before. the note on out was not lost on the process. my. only concern. is that on the face. the voter turnout seemed to. be no other than what we experience under several we do hope that with all the gains we have made it is incumbent on the candidates to accept the outcome of the elections this is what some say is partly responsible for some voters staying away especially in more rural areas heavily armed soldiers at
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polling stations we have high presence of security outfits is spinning a number of issues intimidation checks and all of that and citizens and i mean they're not so enthusiastic in terms of how the process is djibril kamar lives close to why the president voted but he's not keen on voting. age i'm on i'm forty five now i. can see not no i'm not in the utan i'm on no. drugs i can boast of anything no i'm skinny and not an office job. and there are thousands who think that way the recess narrowed to two candidates after the first round failed to produce a clear winner the voters must choose between a former military ruler and a former government minister they both represent parties that have dominated politics and seventy odd voters who turn up are mostly young and are eager to change the way things are done here for those who chose to participate like this
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first time voter they simply want their voices heard i was a change in the education of. the it's been very important and we need an improvement election officials say results could be out in a few days but whoever succeeds this matter will have to find a way to unite said in the audience polarized by the election as a less addressing the critical needs of the people that it greece al-jazeera frito . lots more ground still to cover for you here on the news hour including these ones braced for re-entry scientists say a chinese space lab is coming through the earth's atmosphere imminently plus. opera to the masses why outdoor shows are eclipsing performances in sydney's famous opera house. and a belt of about for britain's anthony joshua as he takes another step to becoming boxing's undisputed heavyweight champion.
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the main opposition party in the democratic republic of congo has chosen its candidate for december's presidential election felix to security is the son of the former opposition leader etienne tshisekedi he'll challenge the president joseph kabila but it is unclear if the vote will go ahead as planned could be less that the country for seventeen years but has overstayed his mandate by more than twelve months. because he all of us a t. think you do you and we must behave as teeth if we conduct ourselves orderly and disciplined manner i promise you that i will be the president who will finally allow for our founding father's dream to be realized. is the president of the congolese support group u.k. he says there is doubt about the election happening at the end of the year. to be on this mystical below we go history someone who does not learn how to respect
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develop a constitution saying that it would be election this december is still a question mark let me just mention on that because in relation to the upcoming election the regime has refused to accept some assistance four million congolese people as i know if you didn't come we got a growing number of people in the monitor action and more recently proposed to the government to have some assistance so we can organize a more peaceful election in the congo the coming to refuse in assistance so that bring a question on how the government will accept it have election but we give in a pressure we have to see the election in congo the deadlines approaching for migrant workers in thailand to register with the government now the prime minister is threatening to arrest anyone who fails to comply as wainaina reports from somewhat stuck on its thoughts there are more than three million migrant workers around half of them minus a visa. thailand seafood industry is one of the largest in the
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world but it's a sector that's mired in problems like illegal fishing practices and labor abuses the european union is threatening to ban all seafood imports from thailand prompting a crackdown on the industry from the thai government the international criticism also sparked a restructure of how it handles migrant workers who form the backbone of time industry particularly the seafood sector. the result a narrow two month window for more than a million and a half undocumented workers to register with the government in the final days before the deadline there were almost a million still to register to receive two year id cards and work permits workers waited hours sometimes days in line at immigration processing centers i have about forty five minutes left before i get the papers by i have to wait in a long queue there are too many people here. under the new regulations the seafood industry has received special attention because of the abuses that have been taking place workers have undergone iris scanning allowing them to be monitored to stop
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them falling victim to slavery and human trafficking the people here hope the new initiatives will help provide them with greater rights and protection from us but in reality it will come down to install spins of the rules and in thailand that's often where the system falls down it's long been alleged that many fishing boat owners in factory operators bribe police and local government officials to look the other way when allegations of abuse arise thailand's military government says it's getting tough on corruption and the new regulations will help the workers well. when these migrant workers are granted a work permit they will get the rights and benefits of thailand's social security system the same as thai workers and they will be protected by thai loans. but the migrants have found the registration process confusing convoluted and expensive with people having to pay for brokers to help them navigate the system after waiting all day long received his i.d.
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card but thought the immigration stuff had spelt his name wrong in the end the card was correct but because he doesn't have enough paperwork for me and ma ill expire in six months meaning you have to start all over again wayne hey al-jazeera somewhat sick on thailand's. the dalai lama has called for tibetans to remain united as he marks sixty years of political asylum in india the spiritual leader thanked india for giving him shelter he emphasized the strong bond between india and tibet saying the two shared a deep cultural connection the head of the self declared tibet and governments in exile his compatriots to make the return of the dalai lama to his native land a reality isn't sixty years since we have been separate it from our brothers and sisters in tibet families separated and communities destroyed. many of our grandparents and parents who have
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now left us spend their lives time in india hoping and dreaming that one day they will be united. the nobel peace prize winner. has returned to her hometown in pakistan for the first time since she was shot in the head she's visiting the swat valley in northern pakistan where she was an advocate for girls' education before the attack by taliban gunman in twenty twelve the twenty year old is no student at oxford university in the u.k. . has come to swat we welcome her with their hearts it is a matter of pride for us that she has given recognition to the name of swat throughout the world we welcome her wholeheartedly. but we are very happy because malala is the daughter of pakistan and the daughter of swat we welcome her with our whole hearts. there are no physicist stephen hawking was the pride of one of the world's most prestigious universities and people in the inner city of
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cambridge have shown just how much she was loved by lining the streets for his funeral to the shop was there. this was a very personal opportunity for close friends and family to say their goodbyes. that insisted the service would be held in cambridge the city he loved so much and which loved him in return the six paul barrows were porters drawn from today's college they all knew him personally demonstrating the strength the connection between professor hawking and his college that goes back to nine hundred sixty five when he joined as a research fellow among the mourners on saturday the actor eddie redmayne who won an oscar patrolling stephen hawking in the film of his life the theory of everything all of my body is very limited my mind is free to explore the universe to go back to the beginning i am an intellect. there
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are no limits to the human spirit a towering intellect matched by a dog a determination gave him the red gift of communicating complex theories not just to presidents and prime ministers but all people and that's why he's remembered by so many at twenty why he was given just two and a half years diagnosed with motor neuron disease he lived on for more than fifty he died two and a half weeks ago in cambridge thousands of students signed the book of condolence in honor of the cambridge professor who'd inspired generations to pursue careers in science he through his been a hero of mine and my guiding light in my journey hit the cambridge five hundred mourners attended the service on saturday many more outside with very personal memories i spent between the thing was that he was always going around in cambridge in his wheelchair so you saw this big
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a sort of whizzing along these electric wheelchair and. stopping saying hello to you. oh well you definitely do remember the great man only person who was on the science and the with the whole story that i mean the whole study that he beat but also as a funny man in june they'll be another more formal service of remembrance held in westminster abbey will give walty and politicians so the chance to look back on the chief means of a remarkable man is ashes will be interred in westminster abbey alongside those of another came resign tests isaac newton who disrupt al jazeera in cambridge. after two years of spinning out of control the chinese spacecraft the size of a bus is about to crash back to the tiangong one space lab was launched in twenty eleven but its operators lost contact with it five years later after an apparent
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malfunction it's now expected to enter earth's atmosphere on sunday x. a speed of twenty six thousand kilometers an hour it's not the first time a space station has made a dramatic reentry in two thousand and one rushes to get its one hundred twenty ton me a spacecraft over the pacific where it broke up scientists say most of the chinese space lab will burn up on reentry posing little or no risk to people on the ground earlier we spoke to joan johnson freeze she's a professor at the u.s. naval war college and formerly chair of the national security affairs department she says the station is part of china's development of a manned space program well it's interesting in that. one that is falling to earth then will there's only a very visible there very very small chance that it could do a major hurt humans it's part of their billion space program it really has little to do with any now terry us great options whatsoever for exploring going to be part
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of. our program united states china has announced their intentions for him a space flight program in one nine hundred ninety two they're appearing at a very methodically and on is a technology trust baird that is heard working towards their own goal of a permanently mutant space station large space station and the only connection between it and military aspirations and here right. now dual use technology which is true for any space program be it china russia the united states in europe and where. still ahead here on the news hour the u.s. president hits out again at amazon accusing the online retailer of costing the postal service in the states billions of dollars every year and an engineering wonder or a bridge to fall china on it was its new mega project linking the mainland with hong kong and macau. and the sports news this three times
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a champion boxer finishes korea on the high side i will have the details when we come back in about fifteen. from the clear blue sky of the doha moony. to the french autumn breeze in the c.t.v. . hello there is quite warm for many of us in china at the moment the temperatures on sunday likely to be around twenty seven there in shanghai much of the temperatures we're expecting in hong kong before the towards the west though there is more in the way of cloud and that will be bringing a few showers particularly to the who bay in the who now that will gradually edge its way eastwards as we head through into monday breaking up a little bit to as it does say but still a few outbreaks of what weather are likely as you head down towards parts of vietnam i think here there's going to be a fair amount of cloud including force in hanoi temperature is twenty nine despite
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the hazy sunshine there this was the south and there's plenty of sunshine to be found here but also quite a few showers around as well particularly in the eastern parts of indonesia since a very lively showers here recently more wet weather still to come as we had three sunday but breaking up a little bit so more in the way if and shine coming through in between those showers more wet weather stretching towards the west as well we see it through parts of so much and stretching up day parts of singapore and into k.l. as well now as we head across towards india here it's turning incredibly hot for many of us but we're also seeing a few showers around the clouds that most likely in the eighth that's where we're most likely to see a few showers for the west it's just looking hot. the weather sponsored by cats our enemies.
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welcome if you're just joining us this is the news our live from our headquarters here in doha our top stories videos emerge of what appears to be a young palestinian being shot by the israeli military while running from the border with gaza here's one of seventeen protesters who died on friday more than fifteen hundred palestinians have been injured in two days of protests against decades of land grabs by israel. a huge fire in the rebel held yemeni port city of the data has destroyed fifty tons of world food program's relief supplies workers believe a short circuit spot the blaze the u.n. recognize the yemeni government in exile is blaming rebels for the fire. and people in sierra leone are waiting to find out who their next president will be the runoff is between julius mother bio and some after an early election failed to produce
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a. voter turnout was lower than the first round three weeks ago. now the u.s. president donald trump has again hit out the online retail giant amazon on twitter he says the u.s. post office is losing billions of dollars in its business deals to deliver packages for amazon mr truong called it a scam that must stop he's accused the retailer of being alone its founder owns the washington post newspaper earlier this week he accused amazon of paying little or no taxes to state and local governments ok let's get a little deeper into this one for you going to talk to the business retail branding specialist ryan patel he joins us live from los angeles welcome to the new why is this triangular relationship between mr trump amazon and the post apparently so very toxic. well he's really trying to get to amazon let's be very clear washington post and amazon are not the same company like you mentioned and he
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needed you know it's no secret that he's been against the washington post and anything that they write for since since before he became president but why he's tying to amazon now is because he's really trying to get some revenue out of this out of this deal and you know he's talking about the u.s.p.s. i mean there's some facts that need to get right when he says some of the statements they're not allowed to make a deal with amazon that loses money on the some of these packages so it'll be interesting to see what the actual deal is and it's actually reviewed by a third party and federally regulated and i'm assuming here as well that the president is factually wrong when he says it's a scam a scam this level would be totally and utterly illegal i mean that simply cannot be the case surely yeah and it's and it's not you know for you know obviously covering him the last year and a half explicitly on the stuff that he's done when it comes to dealing with trade international countries or even the way he negotiates this is just to create
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tension and you know he i think he's trying to provide amazon a platform or try to provide his base line to say hey we need to get more revenue taxes from amazon amazon does pick local local taxes they do like any other company they don't pay very much federally because of the tax breaks that they get but that's no different from any other company in the u.s. but as ever when it comes to tax there's a difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance and it's not even like some of the big companies that we've heard about in the past what ten years or so you know who set up a company on paper in someplace like the irish republic in the european union they're actually a company that operates globally and there's nothing even towards that in operation here. no it's not and i think you know when he also says amazon is the death of retailers he hits these three different points to create this buzz is attention on what he's saying but if you look at it from an analytical perspective it's not amazon's not creating this it's the evolution of the innovation of retailers having to go to e-commerce i mean amazon is actually
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a brick and mortar store too so you know i like i said i think when these statements come out it's very very careful on what you breakdown like most people would randomly need to see that oh amazon owns washington post and that would kind of create this kind of world when of a news story that kind of leaks out jeff bezos purchased the paper for two hundred fifty million dollars in cash in twenty thirteen how much of what mr trump is saying is driven by that relationship well you know you like to believe that you know they are i'm pretty sure that they're run separately separate entities from amazon and the washington post is there an argument that maybe jeff's views come on to the washington post and that's why he bought it maybe maybe not but i don't know how it's any different from any other media company outlet says out there if it's either the conservative to liberals who owns them you know i don't see jeff creating a direction every day and telling the washington post on what they should be doing
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trust me he has his own his own problems and business is to do it on the amazon amazon sciences he is the c.e.o. over there so i guess that i think the washington post is own entity as there are some and they obviously report the news on the way that they they take their point of view thank you. most people applying for visas to enter the u.s. could soon be asked for information about their social media activities now under new rules as proposed by the state department all applicants wanting to visit or move to the u.s. will have to give details of their current online profiles facebook twitter and the like they'll also have to list all the social media identities used in the past five years if approved the checks will affect around fifteen million people every year leon fresco was a deputy assistant attorney general in charge of immigration at the u.s. justice department under barack obama he says the measure showed national security is at the very top of the trump u.s. agenda. it is certainly not an effective measure for anybody with any type of level
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of sophistication as you point out and by the same token certainly the cost benefit you have to wonder for all of the legitimate travelers are the cost to all the legitimate travelers and the possible the turn of fact to the legitimate travelers oh you know they're not justifying the fact that there's going to be a slight improvement in security so all of those questions are legitimate and this administration doesn't seem to have any concern about the foreign travel component or the international relations component based seen one hundred percent focused soley on the security component so any trade off they will always trade even if it's hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue and tourism laws for one point one millionth of a percentage of additional security they'll still make the trade for security and that incident it only makes us safe for people who are not sophisticated enough to believe any owner is social media. and for people who buy make
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a misrepresentation that we have a subsequent search until maybe one out of every ten thousand people you might catch accidentally that might have done something certainly the safest a way to resolve all of this is not to let anyone in but when you do that you're ruining tourism you're ruining travel you're ruining international relations you're ruining educational exchanges and so this is the constant balance that policymakers need to weigh and so it's a tough question to justify whether this is a fully thought out weighing process but to the extent that it can hurt and it's not completely owner is you know some checks of private social media is appropriate and it's. now it's billed as the world's longest cross sea bridge and after seven years of building work the new link between hong kong macau and mainland china is finally complete beijing says the twenty billion dollar project will cut travel time by half bringing china and its two territories closer together but critics say
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it's blurring the border at a time of growing tension here sarah clarke. it's fifty five kilometers long six lines wide before tunnels and four artificial islands the mega bridge between hong kong macau and china was built using more steel than sixty eiffel towers and is being hailed as an international partnership. i was on the border where we have included a lot of foreign experts from the united kingdom united states denmark switzerland japan and holland they are from around fourteen countries mainland china has set the road rules unlike in hong kong and macau traffic to drive on the right and tolls must be paid in chinese currency the project's been fraught with delays overspending even fight a lot since the china is proud of the finished product inviting foreign media to inspect it we hope that friends from the present. us take this opportunity to see
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the new accomplishment of china in the new era and fresh progress of their own country to the twenty billion dollar project is part of a broader push by china to integrate the well with the delta region forty thousand vehicles a day are expected to use the bridge including shuttle buses running a ten minute intervals the travel time will be half a can use of less than an hour this mega bridge is one of two major infrastructure projects set to open in this region they fear the other is a high speed rail link between the mainland and hong kong by car being hailed as major transport links between the mainland and hong kong but critics say it's yet another attempt by china to blur the border the main criticism of the rare link is the plan to allow chinese immigration facilities to operate in central hong kong not on the border some say that undermines hong kong's autonomy under the one country two systems agreement it is
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a kind of infrastructure telling the people of hong kong or even the people meaning that you know hong kong and china is no longer. two places. part of the main in the chart it says both multi-billion dollar projects will deliver hong kong more dividends with its integration one bridge to three of the region's biggest economy it's. you high china staying in china hundreds of people in beijing have been celebrating holy week chinese catholics gathered for prayer services and to light candles on the day before easter for years catholics in china have been split between those who follow government authorized churches and those who attend underground churches pledge allegiance to the pope and to the vatican. an easter parade in brazil that usually commemorates christ's crucifixion as this year focused on rising violence in the country. performers in rio de janeiro dropped to the ground at the son of
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a gun shop shouting dignity and equality the castle locals who used the event to perform what they called the social crucifixion of the slum residents brazil's military took over the city in february in a bid to cope mounting crime driven by rival drug gangs this is still many christians in iraq are able to pray and gather for the first time since the defeat of i saw last year in the city of mosul the group destroyed many churches now the community is trying to rebuild their lives but as imran khan reports from baghdad it is not without challenges. for many easter is a time to mark the resurrection of jesus christ it's a time of rebirth and reflection and for the christians of home to near in the nineveh plain in iraq's second city of mosul it's particularly relevant the christian community here is going through its own rebirth when eisel took over the nineveh plains in two thousand and fourteen it tried to destroy the christian community. some fifty five thousand people fled isis violent role from hamdani
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alone when the group was defeated late last year they started to come back and this is what they found destroyed churches and homes. there is no government support at all it seems that the government does not care about the people here the people here are helpless people return to a hamdani and they only see their houses burned and destroyed and their properties looted and stolen people are spending from their pockets to rebuild their homes while the government did not show any care so far it's a common complaint from iraqis who feel the government has abandoned them the iraqi government is seeking money to rebuild for meisel areas it's appealing to the international community for help and says it needs one hundred billion dollars nowhere near enough cash has been played so far people like no idea how to contact in return because nothing to return to the house is destroyed in a family scattered across refugee camps and rented accommodations in northern iraq
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she herself lives in erbil but this is home to me often. all of my belongings were looted and the house is destroyed i'm left with nothing at all i live in a rental and. i can't return my health is deteriorating and i need medical attention my husband suffers two in baghdad the christian community was spared much of the violence the others faced on the eisel even here in baghdad churches are hidden away behind lost walls and tight security now religious leaders in the faithful will be praying that things get better iraq's christians are actually one of the most established religious communities on the entire planet in two thousand and fourteen almost all the christians had fled the nineveh province according to the patch. there were no christians remaining in mosul for the first time in the nation's history today in mosul and across the nineveh province they come together they ceased to my. important holiday and pray for a better future of iraq's christians. the world's
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last mail northern white rhino has been remembered at a special ceremony in kenya the forty five year old animal called sudan died two weeks ago when he was born in one nine hundred seventy three there were seven hundred northern white rhinos left in existence by two thousand and eight poaching render them extinct in the wild kenya's tourism minister says possessing ivory should mean life in prison but we are very clear as government punitive measures must be taken into. punishing people who kill our wildlife and that's why we're pushing for life sentences for people who kill for ivory because ivory belongs to elephants and rhinos better than preserving it taking it for human consumption fifty years ago this week in the u.s. city of memphis the civil rights leader martin luther king was assassinated his
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death while shocking was just one of many events that helped define one thousand nine hundred sixty eight as a year of political social and emotional chaos. jordan examines the issues that shaped that here and now she looks as well a parallel in modern day america one thousand nine hundred sixty eight the year the world was watching the united states was violently and psychologically falling apart it was a pivotal moment that sought changes in nearly every aspect of american life transformative. as transformative. it was a paradigm shift as moral and political heroes were being gunned down the public discovered it could no longer put its blind faith in its political leaders. nixon's victory in sixty eight which arguably is only made possible because of
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these assassinations really takes that playbook and parlay that into national power university students in the streets and in campus halls protesting what they called the u.s. is disastrous war in vietnam. african-american snapped in rioting several cities throughout the country were left burning women took to the streets to demand equal treatment equal pay equal rights. throughout the year we will explore these developments and delve into why how fifty years later the u.s. is fighting these fights all over again politicians stoking the very worst racist sexist and class stereotypes and divisions in order to gain power. young people ditching classes and marching on capitol hill to demand universal gun control we either voice it changed me either peace is the fisherman this fine
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should not make. women naming the men who have sexually harassed them and pushing for ways to stop the systemic abuse. and yes african-americans latinos asians and native americans still fighting for a definitive and to racial profiling discrimination and prejudice the biggest difference everyone is weighing in in real time and on social media making it harder to ignore the fault lines in us society the vietnam war was so prominent in the concerns of young people and society and others was it was on t.v. every night fast forward twenty eighteen everyone is in their own personal bubble on their device in two thousand and eighteen and this is the question how much has the us learned from the divisions of nine hundred sixty eight and hell
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well is it applying those lessons today. coming up in the sports new sloane stephens taste success for the first time since last year's u.s. open. systemic corruption in politics through business to who is controlling what states and resources people in power investigates the misuse of south africa's state assets nobody who is implicated named in the board was ever asked to put their point of view on the financial rewards available to an accommodating business community south africa corruption inc on al-jazeera and monday put it well on. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already
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a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for dr evil. five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the war. and to me joshua has improved his unbeaten record by beating joseph parker by a unanimous points decision in their heavyweight boxing championship unification fight to the eighty thousand fans in cardiff were treated to a close fight with britain's joshua unable to knock down his opponent from new
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zealand joshua had never previously been past the eleventh round but parker took the fight to the judges' scorecards joshua claim parker's w b o heavyweight belt with the decision and immediately called out american deonte wilder for a fight to become the undisputed heavyweight champion. yes and that with all the rest of the day sports fans. thank you very much all mantissa city are now just one win away from securing the english premier league title city who have lost just one premier league match this season were far too strong for everton. stirling goal scoring in the first half and when next weekend at home against cross-town rivals manchester united will see city crowned champions know we are closer than ever so we have one game to win if we are not able to win ok we have. six more chances so we are so so close and so happy for the performance today after three weeks without
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a game you never know how. we will react after a long time ago not being together while city now turned their attention to assist champions league quarter final with liverpool who came from a goal down to be at crystal palace. reach a scoring the open a folk palace at liverpool equalise before the break. then came to liverpool's rescue in the eighty fourth minute to claim all three points with a two one victory we really came back from a completely different countries if you want time songs and you have two days or one half and be prepared and then you see physically we've ever done our best today that's the problem and you need all but you have to be with us and so you have to find a before and i'm really happy about that in the day's other matches mantissa united two nil win over them to hold on to second place they result for both newcastle and
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west ham as their wins helped them away from the drop zone. former england football captain ray wilkinson is in critical condition in a london hospital sixty one year old who played for his country eighty four times suffered cardiac arrest wilkins played for some of europe's biggest clubs including ac milan chelsea and manchester united he has had a long coaching career including a stint as jordan's national team coach now u.s. open champion sloane stephens has won the miami open for the first title since her success at flushing meadows the american no was taking on another grand slam when the world number five now stepping co stevens was just too good for the french open champion or stripping gold beating her in two sets seven six six home. eight time grand slam champion and the i guess here has announced he's ending his
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coaching relationship with novak djokovic the two started working together head of last year's french open agassi says that differences in opinion was behind the split with the former world number one djokovic who reached the quarterfinals of all angles on wimbledon but had to pull out from the rest of the season because of an elbow injury and has struggled to regain form this year south africa have dominated australia on the second day of the final cricket test the home side put on another hundred seventy five runs up but the tail enders couldn't stick around long enough to help. bring up to his second test century a new look australian top order quickly collapsed managing just twelve runs between them just two of their batsman and making it into double figures to three years in new test matches to come from strongly want to play the game for
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a competitive game in free as there is going to be little that. again the opposition particularly when we didn't deal with. that skinny little bit of the story the serious omission we didn't leave the ball and the opposition left the extremely. bitter not a great run of the green leaves this today but. you know that points for sure. so south africa are in a strong position to win the first test series at home against australia since nine hundred seventy they did by three hundred seventy eight runs with australia still needing another hundred seventy nine to avoid the follow on good often owned thunder snow has caused an upset in one of horse racing's richest races the dubai world cup fundus know it started out why but with the barrier drop of ten turn of speed in the final three hundred meters it's all the horse went to ten million dollars purse five lens ahead of the rest of the field with all the stable winning
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three other races during saturday's me. oh three time surfing world champion make finding has made it through the opening round of his final competition the australian who famously punched the shark three years ago is retiring after sixteen years as a pro running is looking for his fifth when i will speak. and also sport for me will have more later on. one of the hottest tickets in australia's biggest city is opera on the harbor it's become so popular sales are outstripping performances inside the sydney opera house and it's attracting a whole new crowd under thomas explains the sydney's opera house is the city's most famous building but sydney's most successful oprah's a shown here not in soit the opera house but using it as a backdrop this year its lab o.-n.
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showing on a stage overhanging the harbors water on the edge of a city park this is the dress rehearsal for a full week run last year when common was shown here most performances sold out this is what opera was originally about it was a very very popular art form and here three thousand seats were doing twenty six performances of the one opera means that it's it's reaching the people but i think are important opera australia as engaging a wide audience is vital and outdoor pro with subtitles here is what brings in the crowds is nothing's going on and i'm just trying to focus on what's going on so i don't sound french unfortunately certain this kind and i'm going there in an elegy thinking that's how initially but we do. them for other reasons and what do you think of the setting yeah it's amazing it of using fein and all the facts and all night that i just love seeing is i don't understand to tell you no french or anything that i like that. i like the fact that it is translated for me. but
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outdoor acoustics can never match those inside the best opera houses and it's hard to suspend reality and be in la poems paris with the real sights and sounds of sydney on either side of the stage. and then there is the weather for no refunds if it rains the show only stops in dangerous lightning storms so cannot for ever really be enjoying it if you're sitting what she gets some cool whites. for the dress rehearsal many were you never going to control the way that they're going to be not to get rained out it just happens there are probably some people that are snobby about it and that's fine if they want to be. enjoy the experience for what it is like it's a totally different experience and it's a wonderful experience and enjoy what he's most to do the reviews have been almost universally good andrew thomas al-jazeera sydney. easter with chocolate eggs
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would be unimaginable for many around the world one group in the u.k. is protecting some of the world's cook a crop skokie usually grows in much warmer parts of the world africa and asia but because of the threat of pasts and disease crops are being brought to greenhouses in the u.k. that was our news hour i'm back at the usual time tomorrow i will see you very soon . combining arts and take knology. to challenge soviet era methodology see. through making creating and performing. turning a generation of children. into the trailblazers of tomorrow. after school armenia part of the rebel education series at this time on al-jazeera . i really didn't bad thing. would i be able to forgive
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