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what is being done to protect one of the region's most iconic creatures are disappearing because the legal pad changed with the looming want to see if reintroduction of the cause of violent action to save some of these population pretty good young techno on al-jazeera. this is zero. a law and has i'm sick of this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. seven trillion dollars. in the middle east over the
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last seventeen years we get nothing nothing at all donald trump says if the u.s. keeps troops in syria someone else is going to pay for it. the first person a sentence in the investigation into possible russian meddling in the u.s. presidential election. all charged up for a long fight bro workers in france say they will keep striking until the government meets their demands. it was fifty years ago when martin luther king jr was gunned down in memphis tennessee we returned to find out if his life made a difference. hello u.s. president donald trump has said he is close to pulling troops out of syria but he added that allies like saudi arabia would have to foot the bill to keep an american military presence there. valid to make
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a final decision on the issue soon given that the fight against iso was almost complete now the pentagon says about two thousand u.s. troops are in syria to prevent an iso resurgence and help maintain stability first hinted the u.s. would soon be leaving at a rally in ohio last week and that quote many allies and even the white house off guard his remarks come a day after speaking with king sandman of saudi arabia where they discussed syria along with the saudi led blockade against qatar alan fischer reports from washington. the president insists he's never been keen on america's foreign military adventures seeing the cost too much money thank you at a news conference at the white house with leaders of three baltic countries donald trump insisted his decision on withdrawing from syria is coming quickly i want to get out i want to bring our troops back home i want to start rebuilding our nation think of it seven trillion dollars over a seventeen year period we have nothing nothing except death and destruction. it's
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a horrible thing so it's time it's time. to fish really the u.s. mission in syria is to provide advice and support for forces battling against isis the president's latest statement marks a shift from a comment he made just last week at a political rally in ohio and we're not going the hell out of isis will be coming out of syria like very soon let the other people take care of it now very soon that caught many in the administration by surprise given senior figures have been talking about an extended syria mission as unfinished business as he was speaking across town a senior state department official seem to back up that idea we are in syria fight isis that is our mission and the mission isn't over and we're going to complete that mission but the u.s. presence costs hundreds of millions of dollars and during the news conference the president turned up the heat on his allies as a single have to share the financial burden saudi arabia. is very interested no
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decision and i said well you want to say maybe they'll have to pay. oh the idea the situation in syria could be one of the things discussed during an anticipated gulf meeting hosted by the u.s. this ring has disappeared reports coming out of washington suggest the unannounced summit has been shelved there are a number of reasons for any potential delay first of all the u.s. doesn't have a secretary of state at the moment rex tillerson still hasn't been replaced donald trump is planning to meet north korean leader kim jong un in the next couple of months that summit will take a lot of preparation and with a real prospect of no breakthrough in the g.c.c. dispute the americans are white they'll invest a lot of time and effort with nouriel return any potential summit could no take place later in the year alan fischer al-jazeera washington. trump also said he is going to deploy soldiers are along the border with mexico the u.s. president saying the move is needed until his long promised wall is built i
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demanded the mexican government stop a caravan of more than twelve hundred central american migrants moving towards the u.s. border. if you want to put troops at the border perfect he can put them there but to use us to enforce his policies of fear as if these people were soldiers look at the women look at the women and children fleeing the violence. john home has more now from mexico city. donald trump says that putting troops on the border is a big step but it's actually something that the two presidents that came before him also did temporarily what's going to determine exactly how big it is is how many military personnel is going to go on that mexico united states divide and what exactly they're going to do president trump also said that he's going to be talking to mexico about the cooperation on migration across that mexican us border
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he seems to think the mexico is not doing enough to cooperate with the united states and stop country migrants from countries in central america like honduras and el salvador crossing through this country on their way to the united states is even said that if he doesn't get what he wants he could pull out of nafta the free trade agreement between the united states mexico and canada what president trump doesn't seem to be aware of is that here in mexico on the southern border they've been tightening the up for the last few years and catching more and more central american migrants that are trying to get through the mexican government in response to president trump's tweets on the issue try to strike a measured tone and say that they continue that cooperation with the united states and that they didn't promote illegal migration now of course beneath all of that pollutes. drama there's also a human element to this there are people that are fleeing honduras el salvador guatemala those central american countries are many of them are fleeing because of
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chronic problems poverty but also because of gang violence gangs in those countries that dominate the store and kill and some of those that we've spoken to they're heading on the way north since president transcoding to power have said that despite his rhetoric and despite the measures that he is planning to take they'll still keep heading north because they don't have a lot of choice how russia has agreed to speed up delivery of a powerful defense system to turkey a move which has alarmed turkey's nato allies the announcement came after talks between the president putin and russia have type one also launched the construction of turkey's first nuclear power plant. they had reports from ankara it's a special occasion for turkey to be part of the nuclear power generating club this is the site of the twenty billion dollars a q. you plant which is scheduled to begin operations by twenty twenty three the leaders
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of russia and turkey said it will have a workforce which is already under training in russia it's the first foreign visit by president vladimir putin since he was reelected last month he chose nato member turkey which has become a staunch russian partner in recent months or so which is it would when you today we're not just inaugurated the first atomic power plant but we're laying the foundations for turkey to have an atomic industry so we're building a whole new sector turkey is a highly developed economic state but this is a new step in the history of a turkish republic. with the power plant the two countries are forging defense economy in strategic ties both countries are working on a major gas pipeline which will provide hydrocarbons with growing energy needs dicky's purchase of russian s four hundred missile defense system has been criticized by its nato allies who is in between the two countries is worth more than twenty six billion dollars a year and the turkish president is hopeful with russian help he can push the economy to be among the top ten in the world by twenty forty three trucks or thirty
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we are enacting many strategic projects together with russia the s four hundred strategic missile defense system and the turks stream pipeline are just some of the projects we are working on the nuclear power plant is another and we will also address the terror threats and conflict in syria civilian nuclear technology defense and the economy are sectors where turkey and russia have common interests turkey's geopolitical position plays an important role in its relationship with moscow but ankara is increasingly having to play a difficult balancing act between being a nato ally and partners with a country which many in the alliance see as a threat. and car. putin also talked about the spiral with britain which has led to the expulsion of dozens of diplomats he says up to twenty countries have the ability to manufacture the nerve agent used to poison former double agents. school scotland yard because. scotland
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yard is on record for saying they need a couple of months to complete this investigation within the framework of information i have been given the head of the defense laborde treat which is based eight kilometers from the location where the incident took place told news agencies that they were not able to detect the country of origin that the agent was from they could not tell if it was manufactured in russia and they were not able to make that clear. a woman has opened fired you tube's headquarters in the u.s. state of california wounding at least four people before killing herself police were called into the complex in san bruno after reports of gunfire the shooter's motive is still not known last month the online video company said it would ban content promoting the sale of guns and gun accessories as well as videos that teach how to make guns rob reynolds is live for us in los angeles so rob what more do we know at this point. well an update on this situation
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involving the wounded people there seem to be three people not four who are being treated now at the san francisco general hospital one of those people a male is in critical condition the others are female and are have been more lightly wounded but it's three people and of course the woman believed to be the shooter did kill herself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the scene now police say they do not know what the shooter's motive was they have not released her identity and they do not know whether she was an employee at the you tube was associated with or related to or in a relationship with any of the employees there or whether she targeted the people that she wound to deliberately police are still investigating and they're
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interviewing witnesses and examining the physical evidence at the scene this of course comes a time when the united states is still is in the middle in the middle of a very fierce debate over gun control laws and the role of guns in american society following the mass killing of seventeen people at a high school in florida in february and did rob this is the latest unfortunately in several mass shootings that have a kind in the united states in recent years. but if i'm not mistaken nearly all of them were male shooters it's quite unusual that in this case in. the shooter was female. it's extremely rare the washington post did a study. investigating one hundred fifty three cases of mass shootings involving
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the death of four or more persons dating back to the one nine hundred sixty s. and in the in that study it was found that only two women carried out mass shootings acting alone the rest were men and there was one case of a man and a woman acting together that was the married couple who killed fourteen people in san bernardino california in two thousand and fifteen rob read a sly for us there in los angeles thanks well we got plenty more ahead on the news hour trapped in limbo land the african refugees facing more on saturday off to israel scraps a relocation deal. brazil divided rallies are held nationwide as as a court decision on a prison sentence for former president lula. and later in sport it's a one sided affair and a clash of champions league winners in this season's quarterfinals people would
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have to teach. so all that's still ahead but first the first person has been sentenced as part of a u.s. special counsel robert manas investigation into accusations of russian meddling in the presidential election alex vanda swan admitted lying to investigators looking into the business ties of donald trump's one time campaign manager she sounds the reports from washington. the dutch national alexander's one received a twenty thousand dollar fine thirty days in prison and two months of supervised release he admitted he had lied to investigators and withheld information relating to the special counsel's investigation into forward from campaign chairman paul metaphor and his deputy rick gates' lobbying for ukraine both have been charged with undeclared foreign lobbying and money laundering. sentencing is not connected to allegations that the russian government colluded with the trump campaign in
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order to sway the twenty sixteen presidential election than this one was being interviewed as a special counsel investigated poor man a foreign rich gates lobbying and alleged money laundering as they lobbied for the ukrainian government years before the election while they were working for former ukrainian president viktor yanukovych amount of foreign gates work with them there is one but vendors one failed to disclose several conversations you had in twenty sixteen with gates and a long time he have big business associate of manifolds about that work the f.b.i. alleges that business associate has links with the russian intelligence and that's caused excitement among those looking for a smoking gun in the russian investigation but the discussions are reported to have focused on payment for the ukrainian lobbying it's long been clear that the special counsel's investigation isn't limited to the allegations of russian conspiracy any illegal business deals or improper contact with foreign interests among those in donald trump's orbit are being probed alexander's ones prison time is being
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interpreted as a warning to those who feel they need not be forthcoming with the investigation she had three times the al-jazeera washington. rebels have struck a saudi oil tanker in the red sea of yemen's main port city of her data hooty say they targeted the tanker are an air strike and what they did they killed at least fourteen civilians including seven children the u.n. says the strike was one of the deadliest attacks on children since the saudi led coalition began its aerial campaign in two thousand and fifteen none of the parties to this brutal war have for one second respected the fundamental principle of protection of children and children continue to be the victims of indiscriminating disproportionate attacks and today the as you know the international community is today in geneva in response to the to the dire humanitarian crazies in yemen and
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unicef called on all parties to the conflict and all who have influence on them to immediately take action in the by the by their legal obligation to protect children and their ways keep them out of harm's way there is no justification for such blatant disregard for children's rights and international you money to run low. are un secretary-general is calling on yemen's warring sides to reach a political settlement and turn your good chair as we're speaking in a second donor conference in geneva where all the two billion dollars was pledged for humanitarian assistance as priyanka gupta reports aid is desperately needed. the u.n. says the conflict of yemen is the world's worst humanitarian crisis and it wants the world to pay nearly three billion dollars to help the people of the middle east poorest nation caught in the conflict saudi arabia and the u.a.e. have already pledged nearly a third of that money to help the victims of a war they are heavily involved in in march twenty fifteen they launched
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a military campaign after who the rebels took over the capital sanaa forcing the president to flee the coalition's blockade in yemen sports last year cut off lifesaving aid for millions of people and sparked one of the world's worst manmade food security crisis nearly three quarters of yemen's population now need aid that's three million more than last year crumbling infrastructure a broken economy blockades by warring parties have choked supplies driving millions more to the brink of starvation according to the u.n. every ten minutes a child under five dies of causes that are entirely preventable hundreds of health facilities are closed because of fighting lack of funding and no doctors about sixteen million yemenis don't have access to safe drinking water about sanitation and contaminated water are some of the factors behind a cholera outbreak in yemen one of the worst in modern history it's killed over two thousand people with more than
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a million suspected cases and their warnings that the epidemic don't contain for now could surge in the coming months. i israel's defense minister has warned protesters in gaza that anyone who demonstrates on the border is putting their life at risk eighteen protestors have been killed there since friday and more than a thousand wounded many palestinians say they're angry not just with israel but their own divided leadership i'm with june reports from ramallah. by all appearances the phone call looks routine with no hint of the desperation now head feels good little island to send this to everyone asks why we hit a certain this isn't just taking away our land it's not just killing people this was also taking away our loved ones without giving us the opportunity to say our goodbyes every day israel is giving us a new reason to hate it that was there as a palestinian from gaza living and working in the occupied west bank now it is trying to arrange permission to get back home and mourn with her family she says
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her nephew were among a former was killed by israeli fire while working his land before the mass protests in gaza on friday let's have a lot of shots look i still don't know whether i'll get the permit or not i'm tired of going to bury people and come back i'd love if i got the permit to go to gaza eat fish have fun and see the people i love. over the course of two days in the west bank demonstrators came out to express solidarity with people in gaza against the israeli occupation and to denounce american policy which they say is biased toward israel but attendance was sparse in light of the numerous calls for a campaign of escalation in the west bank this week you would have expected a protest like this to be much larger but here in ramallah it's a pervasive sense of resignation that seems to far outweigh any feelings of anger. in many instances it's a growing cynicism toward the palestinian political leadership that has been behind the dwindling number of protesters over the past several years. palestinian
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officials don't deny the existence of that sentiment. the position of the leadership is it is strong and tough but it has to be translated into terms of of policies on the ground and i think that's when we are alone that's what we have not really been able to do lead in downtown ramallah some residents worry the split between the two main palestinian groups but to her and hamas will seep ever more into the social fabric and can we need to tell the politicians enough dividing us stop saying west bank and gaza so we don't feel this division others expressed their frustration level has in the the knesset it says i don't feel that there are people who encourage and push us to go to protest it's not enough for one or two people to show up you need leadership to encourage you and you need daily demonstrations but with levels of fatigue here as high as they've ever been many
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worry things will only get worse mohammed enjoyment is either a muslim in the occupied west bank. the u.s. refugee agency says it is disappointed that israel's scrapped a deal to relocate hof the african refugees living there have been protests against the u. turn in tel aviv and jerusalem stephanie decker reports from tel aviv. the deal was on then it was off this was the reaction in tel aviv by some who had hoped the tens of thousands of asylum seekers from eritrea and sudan would finally have their legal status resolved. is one of them he made the dangerous journey from eritrea in the horn of africa alone at the age of sixteen he's been here for six years and is fluent in hebrew he shows us his immigration papers that he needs to renew every two months shit. is the first of all there is racism in this country and this is
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a difficult disease especially among the politicians this we could have dealt with but then there's the issue of a government takes twenty percent of the money we make and puts in a deposit we can only see this money when we leave the country this puts huge pressure on us. the deal would have seen just over sixteen thousand african asylum seekers resettled in western countries under the auspices of the united nations and in exchange israel would process and resolve the status of up to twenty thousand others who would remain in the country something it hasn't done it would also replacing ultimatum issued by the israeli government last year be deported to an unknown african country or face an indefinite time in jail but activists tell us that even this now cancelled deal which put some hope was floored this is the first time we had a chance to take part to take responsibility to share the burden with the world and say look. it's hard for us blah blah blah even though it's not hard we're benefiting it canonically honor but i'd say it's hard for us where do we stay if
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we're we're going to take our we're going to take our share and taking refugees we're actually from the modern state from a democracy state we're trading we're saying ok we're we can't even take care of sixty thousand we're throwing them back to the world many of the african asylum seekers we've been speaking to live here in southern tel of even they will tell you that there was a short lived moment of hope but now it is back to the uncertainty that they have experiencing here for years and they say they don't know what the israeli government will do next these people have been living in a legal limbo for years under the constant threat of prison or deportation we're told this is all part of a systematic strategy to force them to leave israel human rights activists say this is an inherently racist policy aimed to preserving the identity of israel as an exclusively jewish state and it appears that a plan that would allow up to twenty thousand asylum seekers to stay in israel and get some form of legal status was something that those in the country's far right
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didn't tolerate for even half a day stephanie decker al-jazeera. of the former leader of the spanish region of catalonia may soon be extradited to spain prosecutors in northern germany have applied for colace put him on his extradition off to his arrest there last month he faces charges of rebellion after leading catalonia as illegal referendum on the session last year. our france has had the first of what could be many days of transport chaos rail workers are striking there against president emanuel macross planned labor reforms just one in four trains in paris have been running in unions want the government to give up its plans to cut benefits and pensions tasha but the reports. it was chaos for commuters in paris as the rail strike began to hit with most trains cancelled many passengers were left stranded some stations were nearly empty as many travelers chose to stay home or take alternative transport i think
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the strike justified you have to defend public services and everyone has a right to strike but i believe the rail operator must be reformed. frogs israel unions have called for three months of rolling strikes and protests they're angry over the government plans to reform the national well company s. and seth and scrap some of the workers special privileges such as early retirement . are not backing down he won't give up his fights or give in to the government school of objects or not we are protesting far blights as well workers and to keep our privileges france's government says s.n.c.f. must change as it's deep in debt and must prepare for twenty twenty when the french rail network will be open to foreign competition and the e.u. rules like eastern six o'clock form this reform is necessary for commuters yet in seattle where workers so it must be complete and many people in france they did
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these strikes will be a man on michael's biggest test since he came to power in a he has promised to transform france's economy and he's been pushing ahead with an ambitious reform agenda but it will not be easy to reform essences. if macro fails the remainder of his presidential term will be tarnished as a huge failure on the other hand if he succeeds he will be seen in the months and years to come as someone who was capable of reaching out to the unions and doing exactly what he was elected to do and that was to reform the country reform. much of the past presidents have tried and failed to reform s.n.c.f. makower is determined to succeed much now will depend on the result of france's powerful trade unions its ash about al-jazeera paris. all right still ahead on al-jazeera this is extremely dangerous to our democracy three local t.v. broadcasters in the us are accused of pro trumped by ass after warning viewers
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about so-called fake news. and in sport the man known as the king of biathlon calls it a day on his glittering career. welcome to look at weather conditions across the americas not maybe a problem we've still got significant snow fall across eastern parts of canada during the course of wednesday we're seeing improvement across northeastern parts of the u.s. that system begins to move away you see the cold air to get in across chicago the two degrees celsius but actually wrote him all conditions there for new york and washington but the frontal system sweetser obviously colder fresh air pushing towards the eastern seaboard big drop in temperatures generally across the region meanwhile out across more western areas with another area of low pressure pushing towards pacific northwest little bit of snow in the rockies but coming from the
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south so should be fine in san francisco with highs of twenty degrees as we head down into central parts of america we've got a few showers likely across mexico about the worst weather conditions through the isthmus a generally ok just wanted to showers around the same really goes for the caribbean and showers few and far between jerry weather conditions looking pretty good much as she would expect so heading down into south america we've got showers all across the amazon basin much as you'd expect this time of year and extending further towards the west into ecuador southward through peru and into northern parts of bolivia la paz me some see some showers for the south it should be sunny in santiago. a story of blackmail. and. you'll have children i have strangled i have
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a story of current which allowed him to feel his real. passion. and the very sicilian just. and under put it on. us and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for the dry riverbed like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country have been truly unable to escape the war.
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and again you're watching i just did a mind of our top stories this hour u.s. president donald trump has reiterated the fight against i saw in syria is almost complete he says u.s. troops would soon be pulling out but he added countries like saudi arabia would have to share the financial burden if the u.s. kept a military presence in syria. said he'll deploy soldiers along the border with mexico that warning coming off to trump demanded mexico's government stop a caravan of more than twelve hundred central american migrants heading for the u.s. border. russia has agreed to speed up delivery of a powerful air defense missile system to turkey a move which has alarmed turkey's nato allies that announcement coming after talks
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between the two countries presidents who also launched the construction of turkey's first nuclear power plant. a rival demonstrations being held across brazil a day before the supremes court decides where the former president. of the silver should go to prison. zeus known was convicted of corruption and money laundering last year he says he wants the chance to exhaust his appeals process before the sentences and force rule is currently the favorite to win october's presidential election or latin america editor lucia newman joins us now from south paulo where one of those protests is taking place so. pretty unusual situation there we have a former president who is one of the front runners in election but he could soon be going to jail. absolutely this is really. a rather is the politician in brazil who awakens extraordinary
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passions both in favor and against he is the most loved and the most detested politician in the country but at this point he would according to polls when october's presidential elections if he were even allowed to run and that's why thousands of thousands of people here in sao paulo have filled the emblematic least avenue there are about one hundred other demonstrations taking place at this hour in other cities around the country all trying to pressure the supreme court to stroll out of the appeal that was presented by lula's lawyers basically arguing that he cannot go to prison for twelve and a half years to write out his sentence until he has exhausted as you said every single appeals process an appeals court did actually uphold the sentence just last week but he wants to go on and so the people here are afraid that if this is dragged out any longer he would actually be able to run for the presidency they
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also believe that this that if the court to rule in favor of as he is popularly known. that this would tell a very dangerous precedent that could perhaps even lead to the release of spores of other politicians and business people who are in prison at this moment serving sentences for corruption as part of the well known a carwash corruption probe that has rocked this country the people here i just wanted to show you this are carrying these little inflatable dolls big ones small ones they are there he is wearing this is no doubt he's wearing prison garb and they're hoping that by doing this that they can send a powerful message again to the supreme court justices will be ruling in less than twenty four hours. coalition in known life for us there in sao paulo thanks to. the tributes have continued in south africa to former first lady winnie. mandela but there's also been criticism of the a.n.c.
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the party which she had with which she had a troubled relationship catherine so i reports now from johannesburg. at the nordic summit that the life of the three songs of struggle. that it's a political party largely supported by young people and which is the same populist ideals of the woman who kept the anti-apartheid contain alive for now has been nelson mandela was imprisoned for twenty seven lands. because of her fabric politics and apologetic positions some would say maybe ten leadership and post apartheid scandals an uncomfortable relationship with the leadership of the ruling african national congress she helped build the leader of the f.-f. julius malema supporters in paying his respects saying he relates to his struggle and his equally abrasive politics for. the post because of the close.
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why. this one was just. one other poster. didn't. want malema in women there were particularly close she stood by he would few within the a.n.c. dared to after he was expelled from the party she continued to see and give him political advice through the years and in time he sees a little more tired of defending her legacy and fighting for what she stood for. many here say that we need mandela's politics was misunderstood as was just human and make mistakes but that side of my life should not overshadow what they believe is a great elderly. women like. told us they are angered by the ongoing
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debate about how checkered life we will make sure. that her legacy continues. if they seem that very have gathered with we knew they must know she has cloned yourself into a menu a nice i am one of them the freedom fighter will be given a stage viral next saturday many people want to remember the significant role she played in the country's leiber racial struggle for which she said that at the hands of the apartheid regime she was fighting but others say the controversial side of. the leashed around cathy zoi al-jazeera to have its back. on wednesday the us marks fifty years since civil rights leader martin luther king was shot dead in memphis tennessee he was in the city to support black sanitation workers locked in a struggle for equality today they're in another standoff with their employers rosalind george reports. mine and back rigidity.
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and i didn't see the day that was going to. want to know pick the. people how was hot it we go back on the people thinking on our back the the children easily. we have to have a job that's going on flower found the jump was also dangerous eckel cole and robert walker were crushed to death while they were waiting out a rain storm in the back of their trash truck the city didn't care so leach and hundreds of others went on strike in february one nine hundred sixty eight martin luther king visited the city three times to support the workers the second march turned violent after police clashed with some of the protesters to gail row by. day and i already have been paid in vida to have
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a role but still leach was grateful and asked to be on the hit my phone of me and my family visit him right here not even i don't permit right now he really was the guy sanitation worker did i hear they were going to say listen mr colton is a welcome here some would have been as mayor right now he had no benefits maurice spikey is one of the union leaders for today's memphis sanitation workers black and white the sanitation workers along with the police and other government employees are in a standoff right now with the city over a new contract what they want better pay and health benefits as well as better working conditions still a problem here after fifty years we asked for can you believe it or not air conditioning in our trucks can you imagine working in a mess as heat when it's one hundred five degrees out here and you have no refuge.
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from the heat. baxter leach received seventy thousand dollars to cover the retirement pension he didn't get while he collected the city's garbage a blessing he calls it still leach says today's workers shouldn't have to worry about earning an honest day's pay or about being treated with respect due to be a man. who will bowl. that's. what this. lot no boy the quest for fair treatment seemingly neverending. how rosalynn joins us live now from memphis so roslyn fifty is on what what's the mood of the community there. well the real sense how awesome is that this is an opportunity for americans to recommit themselves to trying to fight not just racism which of course has been the
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underlying theme of the black lives matters movement but it's also a question of trying to find economic justice for millions of people who may work a full time job or two jobs or three jobs and still don't earn enough money to take care of themselves their families pay rent buy food things of that sort it's very much an effort people are saying to try to make what they say was dr king's dream and actual reality they say fifty years might have been too optimistic all right we're going to have to leave it there rosalind joel rose and jordan live for us there in memphis thank you i'm mary frances berry is professor of american social thought in history at the university of pennsylvania and a former chair of the u.s. civil rights commission she joins us now from new orleans to talk a little bit more about this thanks very much for being with us so let me ask you first of all. thank you what has actually changed in the last fifty years for you.
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well i think that what is going on in memphis is a metaphor for what has been going on in the country and is still a problem after these many years we still have racism and inequality economic inequality in our society martin luther king's agenda is an sanish his economic agenda and his agenda around questions of race and some days lately it sounds like it's worse than it was before with the unarmed black men and women being killed by police who were supposed to be protecting us and the like one of the things that has changed is that there are a larger number of african-americans who are economically affluent there are people who are millionaires even a billionaire two who have made it in american society and there are people in every field whether senate taman or sports or whatever it is but there are still
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all these people who are at the bottom who need to have attention and it's because of the way capitalism works as well as the persistence of racism in our society and people like yourself who have campaigned for civil rights. will be very very discouraged by. the trumpet presidency so far but what's your view in that can can any progress be made at all under presidential . well i don't think trump in many ways willing to criticize him like everybody else does but the problem is not just deep the problem has been persisting all these years even before trump became president and it was bad even when obama was president the black unemployment was something like sixteen percent for his whole first term and into six years i think what we have to
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do in this society is we need to have two things first we need to have protest as in and in essential ingredient of politics are right about that in the book i have called history teaches us to resist and resistance works to change policies in this country and to finish martin luther king's agenda his economic agenda and the second thing we need to do is lots of those black folks who have made a lot of money as well as white folks who agree ought to invest in the african-american community into the young people who out of jobs who are the people who are not making a living wages to people who need affordable housing and do something for them so i think we need both of those things to happen and mr trump let's hope he has a road to damascus moment and turns out and something good but i don't see it anywhere on the horizon all right we're going to have to leave it there i'm mary
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frances berry pretty present you talking to us thanks very much.
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well again hundreds of vehicles have been lining up at petrol stations in the sudanese capital hard to as a major fuel shortage enters its fifth day the crisis there is caused overcrowding on public transport and has also hit cooking gas supplies the price of
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a gallon of gas jumped to eleven u.s. dollars on the black market nearly ten times its official value the sudanese government says the crisis is down to renovation works at an all refinery north of khartoum. how wall street has given a big thumbs up to streaming music service spotify on its stock market debut shares of the company which is yet to make a profit closed up twelve point nine percent he left the tech company with a marquee value of about twenty seven billion dollars it's one of spotify is played a major role in changing how people listen and pay for music it's going to respond to his peter thank you very much we start with the u.a.e. for champions league where twelve times champions real madrid are in pole position to progress to the semifinals of the handing out a hiding against last year's a runners up portuguese superstar christiane or an elder making history by scoring
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in ten consecutive champions league matches and as you might expect he opened the scoring against juventus seen syrian on tuesday a bicycle kick byron older than double the lead for the spanish club it got worse for the city our side when paolo di barlow was red carded in the second half that was before marcella rounded off a resoundingly three male beating falls in a dean's advance mean and it was a good night for five terms european champions buy in munich as well after going behind at severe they struck back to take a two one lead into their quarter final sick. legal leaders barcelona face a roma in the quarter final first leg on wednesday looking to reach the lost for the champions league for the first time in three years of the falling of the quarter final stage both in twenty sixteen and twenty seventy the last time roma faced bossa was in the champions league group stage three years ago botha thresh them six one on that occasion. after watching the roma games in the group stage it
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wasn't a big surprise that they've got here as they played very well i'm not surprised they're in the quarterfinals at they are a great team playing well attacking well and also defending together they are hard to beat when they are compact and we'll have great difficulty breaking them down all four of the quarter final matches look very attractive and we hope to make it through to the next stage in manchester city's champions league quarter final first leg tie against liverpool at anfield suffered a blow as their striker. has been ruled out of wednesday's game after suffering a knee injury the same injury has meant that the argentine has been forced to miss the last five games for city and also argentina but city boss paper audio that still seems optimistic despite the setback we have here are our best performances once in the final the champions league and they are five finals a season and a home many champions league they warned. when rovers were in two weeks and that i
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love to sing we wanted to do something in that competition to feel it to our favor we do have to feel it you have to feel you can do it if done is no change. i meet people over the day they can tell me each goal little scored thirty seven years ago in the fifty six minute so with that and i think ten players who did that and they can say the name so that's all good and good but this team we need to we need to be proud of our history but we need to create our own history. to the u.s. where the men's college basketball season ended in spectacular style and monday with villanova winning its second national title in three years don't think even chains all came off the bench to score thirty one points the sophomore god with red hair nicknamed the big rob who lifted his team to a seventy nine sixty two win over michigan villanova won all six games by double
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digits which is the fourth team to do that in the history of the championship. villanova university students spilled out onto the campus in pennsylvania late on monday to celebrate their when they danced set a small bonfire and at least one student made it up a streetlight despite officials discouraging the tradition by greasing the utility poles. now in just a few weeks tiger woods has gone from golf outsider to marsters favorite the fourteen time major champion was back out practicing at all just a little earlier woods played the back nine with phil mickelson fred couples and thomas peters they are checking out the famous a main corner of wednesday's par three contest woods has not won a major since two thousand and eight and missed the last two masters because of injury and of course problems. well it's great for the human graph i mean some of these kids under age that are. participating on sunday yesterday you know they
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never got to see tiger woods that we've all got to see. so for him being healthy i mean that's you know as a friend you want him healthy and as a competitor you want him healthy so yes there's nothing but great things when he's healthy i mean what he's been able to do it on and off the course to help the game a graph and help young people. you know being on course and winning again is going to stop that mean more people love the game of golf so the effort in cricket caton five to policy has praised the amazing bowl live version in finland as he called them for his performance in the historic test series win over australia philander to six make its full twenty one runs in australia second innings in the fourth test in johannesburg it helped the hosts crush the aussies by four hundred and ninety two runs for their first home series win over their opponents in forty eight years australia's defeat is the heaviest of any team in terms of runs in tastes since nineteen thirty four meanwhile the australian cricketers association has called for
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a reduction in the bans handed out the season with david warner and cameron bancroft for their part in the ball tampering scandal in south africa last week former captain smith and former vice captain warner who handed twelve months suspensions while ben croft was banned for nine months by cricket australia the trio have until thursday to appeal the bans which the players' union say are too severe of the dozen or so matters of this time the most severe suspension today has been a ban for two one zero international the most expensive fine has been one hundred percent of the match for. the informed conclusion is that as right as the motivation is the proposed penalties are disproportionate relative prison. norwegian biathletes ole i.n.r. beyond darlin also known as the king of biathlon has announced his retirement from the sport that he dominated for more than twenty years steering he's impressive
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twenty five year career he won thirteen in the big medals including eight gold and a total of twenty world titles the forty four year old was the most successful winter olympian of all time until his record was broken by fellow norwegian cross-country skier merit bugan who took her limbic medal circle to fifteen at the winter games in pyong chang in dollon has a heart condition but leave the sport as the most decorated male winter olympians ahead of the start of the commonwealth games on wednesday india's boxing team has received an official warning after a cleaner found syringes in their accommodation over the weekend a hearing into the incident cleared the team of doping violations but they were found to have breached the games no needle policy that after a doctor gave an athlete a vitamin injection and then left needles and attended in the athletes' village it's not the first time india have been reprimanded over they use of needles they also received a warning at the twenty fourteen commonwealth games in glasgow this matter is now
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not defined as an anti doping rule violation but rather as an infringement of the c.g.s. no needle policy which are has been introduced by other major sporting events and of course this is to ensure safety medical best practice and that's all the sport for me we'll have another update for you again later on. our mash up of dozens of news presenters in the us reading from the same so cold fake news script has gone viral they all work for saying clear the country's biggest brawl costs it is seen as pro trump and it aims to reach more than seventy percent of u.s. households christus salumi as well we are extremely proud that the statement spread by local news presenters got little attention on their own but when the web site deadspin put together this mash up showing the exact same words be read at the television stations around the country the sharing of biased and false news has
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become a call to comment on the social media echoing language used by the trump administration believes the members of the receivers left the source of their own. alarm bells started ringing for the year the commentary was mandated by sinclair broadcast group already known for airing right leaning editorials for all of its one hundred seventy six stations what they're doing is indorsing donald trump's fake news narrative and using it to essentially try to do you a gym are as much of the news media in the united states so they are not just way and with the sort of bland support of accuracy they are way on the side of this sort of culture war and they are doing it at the same time they're asking the federal communication commission to loosen regulations and approve a controversial merger that would give them even more local television stations and access to up to seventy two percent of u.s.
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households sinclair however says the statement was not politically motivated but in response to polls showing a deep distrust of the media and president trump was quick to come to the company's defense saying it was funny to watch fake news networks criticizing claire which he called far superior to c.n.n. once and claire employee responded. saying actually this isn't funny at all when media giants gobble up local news stations there are repercussions more voices are better than single voices and in that case more voices can dilute the mistakes that any individual voice makes. and critics say it undermines the credibility of journalists the local community has come to trust in a statement sinclair has encouraged its viewers to call in reports of fake news if the blowback on social media is any indication they are getting plenty christensen
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