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this is al jazeera. hello i'm daryn jordan this is the al-jazeera news live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes demanding freedom for political prisoners thousands in barcelona are rallying against the jailing of nine council on leaders accused of rebellion. the u.s. warns of more as strikes if bashar al assad's regime uses chemical weapons in syria again. anger in india after the rape and murder of a girl protesters are accusing the government of not doing enough to keep women and girls safe. and counties all prefer a new generation sure but in hong kong given old art form a new lease of life and in sport australia's daniel ricardo pulls off a shock when at the chinese grow the red bull driver moving from six only grits to
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finish top of the podium in shanghai. welcome to the program thousands of people are protesting in barcelona against the jailing of naing council and separatist leaders for their role in last year's secession referendum well spain wants to put them on trial on rebellion charges council only has been in political limbo since spain took obits regional government following its independence declaration last year well something joins us live from the protest site in boston and so tell us what's been happening today sonia. down what's really been seen here is not just a pro independence macia but it's really been a coalition of different groups including pro independence supporters who are marching to complain against what they say repro a. of measures taken by spain by madrid in order to try and
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clamp down on the situation here what you have here is not just independence supporters but you have trade unionists as well and the complaint has been that really the imprisonment of these catalan leaders is has has been way too strong a measure for that and the latest attempt to try and install one of the jail jailed m.p.'s joe to be sanchez as the president of the katherine republic would have required the supreme court to release judge the sonship from prison to be able to attend his investiture that was denied at the supremum court saying that he would have been in danger for more acts of rebellion as well so really this is a situation where the spanish government has been and certainly the judiciary from madrid has been really keen to strong arm and to show that it is in a position where it can try and control it to the method but judging from what we've seen here today in one of the main thoroughfares herron in catalonia there is
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that there is still a lot of strong feeling care and if there were any doubts that that would have to calm them down well they they've been proved wrong and certainly people feel extremely strongly about that and so you're trying to push back against that some of this crisis has been dragging on now for some time what are the options to get this resolved. already this impasse is very few options there the. political solution as it was to try and get catalonia out of this situation where it's being directly ruled by madrid is to try and is to choose a president of catalonia well that has so far not proved fruitful a tool they will reject they tried with the previous presidents a couple of speed savant that was rejection of course he's in exile they tried with germany such as i mentioned earlier. if this keeps going on they only have until the end of may to be able to nominate a president of of catalonia of those regions catalonia if that fails then they will
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have to go to local elections which is not something that big cats a lot of leadership want to see because that will just prolong this situation of limbo for them even more it will add more blocks in the road for them as it were a but the spanish government certainly the spanish judiciary have been very keen to state that what they have done was really an act of rebellion and it goes against the constitution of spain that's what they're calling for is a change for the entity of spain indeed this is been a tussle it has been going back and forth and certainly dialogue now with the current government in place is going to yield very few results for further catherine leadership at the moment and it's going to be quite complex to move on from that unless there is a willingness to dialogue from madrid side as well now the u.s. says it's locked and loaded for another military strike if the syrian government uses chemical weapons again without warning follows the launch of more than one hundred missiles by the u.k.
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french and american forces they say were linked to syria's chemical weapons program a russian drafted resolution condemning the operation was voted on at the u.n. security council my coming has more from the united nations. this is the first time the council has met on syria this week a series of meetings that have served only to illustrate the massive divide on the issue because the secretary general's repeated calls for unity ignored they are all members to show restraint in these dangerous circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate matters and worsening the suffering of the syrian people the meeting was called by russia and its close ally in the council bolivia and outrage was expressed at the strikes took place even as international experts arrived in damascus to investigate whether or not a chemical attack actually took place or brings up in a gruesome news learned that the organizers of the aggression didn't even wait for the elementary establishment of facts by an international organization which is
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authorized to do that they supposedly determine everything for themselves and you turman who was guilty u.k. ambassador argued the strikes were justified in terms of international law and in the representative from france was adamant that in the absence of diplomatic agreement the strikes were the only form of sanction against syria that remained and the us ambassador threatened further action i spoke to the president this morning and he said if the syrian regime uses this poisonous gas again the united states is a lot and loaded when our president draws a red line our president enforces the red line. like every resolution on syria introduced in the past week this one failed only russia bolivia and china voting in favor this well short of the nine votes that would have necessitated a veto from one of the permanent members despite
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a hopelessly split security council france says it will introduce yet another resolution this one addressing the dismantling of a chemical weapons program in syria also aimed at forging a cease fire and a durable political solution for those seeking some straw to clutch in the diplomatic break away from the implacable confrontation informal session members of the council continue to informally even affectionately engage mike hanna al-jazeera united nations mean all inspectors from the international chemical weapons watchdog are in syria to investigate that suspected attack near the capital more than forty people died in duma in eastern guta eight days ago syrian government forces say they've now retaken the area as a last rebel fighters leave senator reports. it's being described as the biggest victory for syrian president bashar al assad since the start of the conflict
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eastern huta has returned to state control after almost six years for weeks the enclave on the doorsteps of the capital damascus came under heavy fire hundreds of civilians were killed the pro-government alliance was also accused of using chemical weapons in the main town of duma before the last rebel group surrendered the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons is sending a team to the site to investigate those claims the u.s. and its allies didn't wait for the organization to findings they said they had their own evidence and launched air strikes targeting syria's chemical weapons facilities. the strikes were not about threatening bashar assad told own power. since the bombings the message from the government has been one of defiance its army says it is preparing for more offensives the priority seems to be clearing the remaining territories outside government control near the capital. in southern
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damascus a number of districts are under a government siege centered on yarmuk some neighborhoods there are controlled by eisel others by opposition fighters the rebels also control areas of countryside in the central province of homs territory in the western region close to the damascus homes highway parts of the southern province of daraa the northwestern province of idlib desert territory close to the iraqi jordan border elsewhere under the control of u.s. backed syrian democratic force rebels is the kurdish area while the region west of the euphrates river is under the control of turkey back to rebels the government's priority now is to clear areas around damascus or what it calls useful syria because the location is strategically so important russian and syrian military officers have been reaching out to some rebel factions who are already under siege giving them the choice to accept state rule or surrender if they don't want to face
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an offensive. however there has been no offer of reconciliation there are warnings of a humanitarian disaster if there is an offensive there it's the most densely populated rebel held area some two million syrians live there. displaced from towns recaptured by the government iran a backer of the syrian government says it could be the next target. which is the border with jordan the government has been trying to penetrate rebel defenses for some time now. the u.s. led strikes have not changed anything and threats of further actions by western powers are confined to the use of chemical weapons the syrian government still has the upper hand and it's pushing ahead with its military solution to the conflict. beirut. syrians are divided over the military strikes in response to the.
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government supporters call them illegal and the western allies but the opposition says the strikes don't go far enough and all attacks by the syrian government must be stopped. on turkey's southern border with syria. this is what's left of the birds a scientific research center targeted by missiles from the u.s. britain and france the site near the syrian capital damascus was among three alleged chemical weapons facilities hit during the joint operation the u.s. hopes the assad government got the message that its actions will not go unpunished syria outside. of the syrian state media was that of defiance in the face of what they called tripartite aggression. we did not sleep at night honestly we went to the streets to support the army and the air force struck down the missile. fire to have the thirty years war has divided opinion in the middle
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east people came out in solidarity with the government in cities where their support. iran and hezbollah or there's high anti u.s. sentiment to the relief of the syrian government and its allies the operation was limited instead of a much discussed sustained attack the syrian government thanks its russian partners for the warning about the much anticipated strikes after days of tough rhetoric between u.s. and russia the syrian government had already evacuated military installations and cleared potential targets and allies of bashar al assad have been unequivocal in their support. he shared last night's strike that happened at dawn against syria is a crime i clearly announced that the us president the french president and the british prime minister are criminals and have committed a crime. those on the receiving end of the syrian government's attacks involved welcomed the military action and we support the american strike because we support everything that targets the syrian regime we know that this bombardment will not lead to the fall of the regime targets this criminal regime we are supporting
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i think this is picked up chemical attack and duma last week predictably support the allies of the assad government and those who oppose it when russia denies the attack ever took place turkey says assad's actions must have consequences the engender just didn't follow the up it was unthinkable to leave all the attacks the regime has conducted an ant said that is why we welcome this operation because we can't tolerate what has happened in the perpetrator has to pay for it and the regime has to understand that this inhumane and lawless attack will not stay on. the syrian opposition backed the turkish president's call for an end to all kinds of attacks against civilians the u.s. britain and france that assad wasn't targeted the government forces and assets remain intact the intention they say was to force the assad government to stop using chemical weapons but according to a syrian opposition member the message that they seem to have received is that the assad government and its allies can continue their killings just not using chemical
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weapons. other syria. meanwhile antiwar protesters marched outside the white house to condemn the airstrikes in syria they chanted hands off syria and call for peace demonstrators say they want the world to know not everybody in the u.s. backs military action. but some senators are accusing president trump of overstepping his authority with the strikes on syria ellen fisher has the details from washington. the question of legality still hangs over donald trump's decision to launch an assault in syria is certainly when james mattis who is the defense secretary was giving evidence of capitol hill and thursday he was asked several times under what authorization can the president possibly plan an attack on syria under the u.s. constitution it is for congress to declare war and they were suggesting that the president needed to seek their authorization or use matters when he gave his news conference at the pentagon late on friday night here in the u.s.
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he said that the president was acting under article two of the constitution which gives him the right to take action to protect america's national interest well a number of senators will be asking the question on monday exactly what authorization did he think he was acting under and second we we know a number of pressure groups also raise the question of legality with one seeing how can you talk about president assad breaking international law and then trying to force him to follow international law by essentially breaking international law this is a question that is going to continue here in washington d.c. in the days and the weeks to come saudi king solomon says he rejects u.s. president donald trump's plan to move the american embassy to jerusalem it's one of several issues being discussed at the annual arab league summit in saudi arabia king solomon also spoke about what he called blatant interference from iran in arab affairs the two countries back opposing sides in the conflicts in syria and yemen.
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also to come on the news hour including. a disagreement at an airport exposes tensions with the united arab emirates. plus we visit an island in senegal where rising sea levels are creating some of the world's first climate migrants. sport. and criticism of organizers of the commonwealth games. voting is underway in montenegro presidential election longtime leader has never lost an election and is favored to win he and his ruling democratic party of socialists have dominated politics in the country for more than twenty five years he favors closer ties with europe rather than traditional moscow last in the country went against russia and joined nato let's talk to a militia is live for us in montenegro's capital. this is the first presidential
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election since the country joined nato so what are the international implications for this vote. this elections will be actually the test of popularity as you said long lasting. just to say that he was in his almost thirty years political career he was six time the prime minister of montenegro until one time president of this state and now he is actually running for his second mandate on this position as you said he defied. story. and led montenegro of the small balkan country into the nato alliance last year outcome of this what is also expected to reflect public support for. e.u. and nato policies about five hundred thousand voters in this moment are registered and they were among seven candidates in this moment. in the polls with
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almost more than fifty. percent of votes in this moment it's enough for him to win in the first round not to wait the second one in two weeks he's followed by the candidate of various opposition parties some of them are pro russian and also a first woman ever to go for president. in this country. montenegro to its independence in two thousand and six and separation from series of serbia now he wants to sear the country. legally also i have let me just jump in there yes let me just jump in the militia and say that because they're running out of time but away from those tussles between russia and the west what are voters older people in montenegro most concerned about. when we asked this morning water is what they think about what they want for a new president they didn't actually speak about anything about international
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relations they want better life that's what they said they want better salaries they would want better standard more jobs they said fight against corruption in organized crime and rule of law which is which will be same for everyone. but i should thank you the protests against sexual assault are sweeping across northern india a politician has been arrested on charges of raping a teenage girl that follows the arrest of eight men for the kidnap rape and murder of an eight year old muslim girl in indian administered kashmir reports the uk the family has started a movement in india muslim nomads from indian administered kashmir they are the poster family for an epidemic of sexual abuse against girls and women bicycle data but. she was a very beautiful and clever girl she was pretty why was she killed for what reason . refreezes is the mother of eight year old a c for police charges released this week saying see phil was abducted in january
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by eight hindu men including police offices and rape for six days before she was killed on. the one everyone knows the details about the case now and even god knows these perpetrators must be asked why they killed such an innocent soul and it must be investigated. india's ruling b j p has defended the investigation into a seafoods death after the officer in charge took bribes to protect her killer. but activists saying the government is apathetic towards sexual abuse and that has created a culture of impunity in india. protests which northern india after a sci fi story which shares and they grew on saturday when b j p lawmaker called it saying single was a receipt for the right of a teenage girl the alleged assault happened nine months ago but he was only charged after the victim set yourself on fire. go back just
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a few years to twenty twelve and mass demonstrations gripped india when twenty three year old jyoti singh was gang raped and tortured on a bus in delhi who did secure violence in india out of the shadows this week prime minister in a ranger modi trying to get ahead of a fresh wave of fury if. it is still as a society as a country we are all ashamed of it in any part of the country or in any region incidents like these shake human sensitivities i want to assure the country that no corporate will be spared on the hills of indian administered kashmir modi's words mean little to eight year old saima she has lost a playmate. she misses the sea for a lot she tells us she misses her every day. impunity apathy exploitation would simon doesn't understand that little girls in india pay the price for them all the same. one day she took out horses to graze and someone
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killed her her body was found a week later they didn't allow us to bury her there she was buried in another place with the sea for gone now she takes the horses to grace charlotte ballasts al-jazeera. a journalist in nigeria claims only fifteen of the chibok schoolgirls held hostage by boko haram are still alive but i join the government says it has no way of knowing whether that's true and insists negotiations are ongoing boko haram kidnapped two hundred seventy six girls from their school in chibok exactly four years ago some of since been released but it was believed more than one hundred were still being held captive. gunman disguised as un peacekeepers and detonated two suicide car bombs at french and u.n. bases in mali one peacekeeper was killed at least ten french soldiers were wounded in timbuktu no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack in southern yemen
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they've been protests against the appointment of the former president's nephew as military commander demonstrators and tyreese accused of being a murderer they say he should be tried for human rights violations he's been appointed to lead the fight on yemen's west coast with the backing of the saudi led coalition. yes the call for protest and the false propaganda or equal to those made by the who their aim is to prolong this time resulting in starvation and killing. the somali officials are said to have stopped a plane from the united arab emirates from leaving iraq the military trainers refused to have their cargo checked by officers at airport and. they were forced to unload military equipment from the private jet before eventually leaving the northeastern city. relations between somalia and the u.a.e. have been frosty since june last year but mogadishu refused to cut ties with cattle and the gulf diplomatic dispute but this hasn't stopped at
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a debate when investing in two regions in northern somalia the first is somaliland which declared independence from somalia nine hundred ninety one a move that has not been recognised internationally but in february the u.a.e. signed a thirty year deal to manage its bear report and last month it announced plans to set up a military base there in neighboring put land the u.a.e. secured another deal to develop and manage the bus also port abu dhabi's been training an anti-piracy coast guard for years but somalia's government has reacted strongly to what it calls infringement of its sovereignty and unity last month it passed a law banning a de by based company that runs the ports from operating in the country. without driving as a security consultant on the horn of africa and somalia specialist with a think tank sat he says there's a bigger backstory to the mogadishu airport standoff. it's it's escalating between the somali federal government and the u.a.e. and the government was was making
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a coin confiscating cash that was destined for the u.s. embassy in mogadishu and reportedly for the payment of troops the u.a.e. has been training and sustaining now the force that the u.a.e. supported the somali government has said it will despair and integrate with its armed forces so it's taking a very strong line against. in. the less clear they have been there u.a.e. has been supporting people and many years and despite the reports that senators there is some kind of dispute. or today we have conflicting reports saying that the u.a.e. is committed to supporting one and administration and will continue to provide assistance to the maritime police force. well it's not a hurricane at the moment but the us seems to have almost every other kind of weather rob it does the seasons are competing and guess what summer is not winning
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for example this weekend was ushered in yet again by a blizzard blew through the sense out of colorado and carried on going eastwards as a winter storms are was prone to taking lives two people died in that one of the cold air tocsin of course towards the increasingly warm side and the gulf that sets of another problem tornadoes this one was seen in arkansas but a whole lot the line moved east was damaged as far east as do easier and quite possibly georgia as well the front is still there still very active this took one life ahead of it yes quite warm ten degrees above normal at thirty in baltimore twenty seven newark four degrees but no one even in florida in orlando is thirty two and the contrast is obvious behind is minus one this is the maximum temperature by the way miles what in your place eleven in kansas eight to fifteen below average that is why this is such an active cold from the contrast in terms is because it is
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that cold is there for us where winter still sits and we've had an awful lot of snow falling in the twin cities thirty four centimeters. they get about six in april and that snow has not finished that will carry on for the next twenty four hours and this line of potential tornadoes is still there though moving slowly east . thank you for that lots more still to come on al-jazeera including a call for venezuela's president to restore democracy at an upcoming elections plus . i'm largely in manchester where scientists are using the one the material known as grapheme to help find a solution to the world's water crisis on a sport will find out which team has made an early move in the n.b.a. playoffs or not stay with us. when the winning the will of the people hinges on the mass media state p.r. machine it's going to overdrive. but just who is influencing.
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you're watching our jazeera could come out of our top stories or the south thousands of people are protesting and boss alone in spain they're angry. the jailing of nine separatist leaders for their role in last year's secession referendum spain wants to put them on trial on rebellion charges. the un security council has voted down a russian draft resolution condemning missile strikes on syria by the us france and the u.k. on friday the three countries fired more than one hundred missiles in response to a suspected chemical attack. on voting is underway in montenegro's presidential election longtime leader djukanovic is favored to win but his main opponent has accused him of a terrorist group. that the gender of this year so much of the americas was supposed to focus on tackling corruption but the u.s.
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led airstrikes in syria have diverted the discussions on the home and reports from the capital lima. the photo is planned but then the u.s. led missile strike on syria overshadowed the agenda at the summit of the americas i call upon every nation in this hemisphere freedom. to support this military action taken by the united states and our allies and to support it publicly. several countries hinted that they did justin trudeau further canada stands with our friends in this necessary response and we condemn in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons and last week's attack in eastern goat. the humanitarian and political problems in venezuela also took center stage more than a dozen countries signed the statement calling full among other things free and fair elections. hinted also of where we're going is what. we will
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continue to be generous with the venezuelan people there are brothers but will be implacable with the oppressive regime and sort of. what it's been as well and president nicolas maduro himself was uninvited to the summit he was defended in his absence by the foreign minister unlike cuba who traded blows with parents. no they will get out that it's not at all democratic to outtalk venezuela and mention president maduro when he's been excluded and isn't he has to despond i did ject the insulting evidence seized to cuba and venezuela the castro regime is systematically cept the wealth of a great nation and stolen the lives of people. it's a far cry from the last summit when barack obama's handshake with the raul castro symbolized storing relations of relative regional home in a way that's been replaced by division and high profile absences including the us
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president donald trump some of questioned if the event itself is still relevant as evidence to the contrary post peru pointed to a written commitment from countries to fight corruption that was the summit's official theme and a relevant one that's in america's been shaken by region wide bribery scandal. but the document has know in full swing measures and the some ended with little evidence it's done much to clean up that reputation john homan now does it a lima. in brazil thousands of protesters in rio de janeiro are demanding answers after the killing of a city council last month mario franco and her driver were shot dead the activist defended the rights of minorities and criticized the army for taking of a police in the city so far nobody's been arrested a supporter say she was the target of a political assassination. tens of thousands of protesters of march and hungary's capital budapest against what they say was an unfair election won by prime minister
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viktor orban he won a landslide victory last sunday for a third term after a campaign dominated by strong anti immigrant message demonstrators want a recount of the ballots a free media a new election. political parties in iraq have started campaigning for parliamentary elections next month nearly seven thousand candidates are competing for three hundred twenty nine seats but i face tough challenges following the three year war against iso mamadou reports. since they doubt the military announced the defeat of eyes still in december two thousand and seventeen many it out there have been displaced people of return to their homes in most parts of the contrary life is slowly returning to something up or to normality but the struggle to unite a country for generations divided along sectarian lines is far from over could the elections on may twelfth help some say model tall well out. here not to do it those campaigning won't change anything there the same faces they just change their
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posters and banners a much nepotism is involved there is a coded field of candidates with five major lists to sunni two kurdish and some smaller parties and independents current prime minister and he's produced as a new deal maliki had separate lists within the ruling. the leader of the but that organization is allied with the iranian backed shia militias known as the popular mobilisation forces the powerful. the act cleric of the house said that with a strong support base among book that school has aligned with communists prime minister these popular with many of the country's sunni minority will thank him for risking them from life from deisel but sectarian fi is still run deep in iraq and really just loyalties have traditionally been heavily exploited by parties during elections and some view his government as corrupt so i want the one that does not
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matter if we vote will not as long as this corrupt government is ruling from the green zone to blend snatched from the iraqi people and it's brought full owners. in the same able tunnel must mufon kurdish region political loyalties are changing after the cottage regional governments failed referendum bid for independence last year new parties a second to challenge the traditional ruling ones the p u k and k d p and of course regional players will be watching events closely some politicians are warning neighbors iran and turkey not to meddle in the pool and exploit mistrust between shia and sunni voters mohamad and al-jazeera. the funeral of party activists mandela has been held in south africa thousands of people gathered in a hometown of somewhere to pay tribute to the woman many know as the mother of the nation she died nearly two weeks ago at the age of eighty one after a long illness and africa's new president serum of course attended the event with
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a number of african leaders. the film world is paying tribute to the oscar winning director for man who's died at the age of eighty six the czech born filmmaker was part of a nine hundred sixty s. wave of directors who criticized the communist regime in czechoslovakia but it wasn't hollywood that foreman made his name at nine hundred seventy five he picked up his first directing oscar for one flew over the cuckoo's nest with jack nicholson your third in story set aside set in a psychiatric hospital was one of the most acclaimed films of the decade nine years later he repeated that success with amadeus about the imagined rivalry between mozart and an italian composer so consumers in china are being encouraged to boycott american goods in response to u.s. threats to impose more tariffs on chinese products american beef is popular with the middle classes than could be hard hit by a boycott our china correspondent adrian brown has more from shanghai. it's freezing inside this storage room it has to be the boxes contain a prime u.s.
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beef fresh from the nebraska prairies a seventeen ton shipment recently arrived at this shanghai meat importer that was before the escalation in trade tensions between china and the united states and the threat of new tariffs on u.s. beef the firm's boss initially feared the worst being left with a lot of expensive meat on which he'd make little or no profit. when we heard there might be a twenty five percent tariff we thought oh no we can't do business anymore. his concerns have subsided but he still faces another problem uncertainty. when we can only make plans when trade relations between china and the united states are stable that's why we're not totally sure how often and how much we should buy so far we've bought seventeen tons and sold two tons and. if it really
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does come to a trade war it's going to be several more weeks before the new tariff on beef is applied more young says he feels uneasy he will continue to import u.s. beef because he says they'll always be demand for what he regards as a quality product he just won't import so much of it instead he'll buy more from australia new zealand and canada young says that after president xi jinping speech on tuesday he's less worried about a trade war happening now she promised to deepen economic reform and to improve the business environment for foreign investors the appetite for beef in china is being driven by the country's growing middle class consumption has risen more than ten percent in the past five years so when china lifted a thirteen year ban on u.s. imports a year ago it was welcome news here for many chinese consumers though u.s. beef remains an honor fordable luxury travel on the american beef really doesn't
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have that much to do its people how many chinese people eat american beef not even ten percent please supply it imported american beef certainly becomes much more expensive i probably will go for something else after all we also have good beef in china and from other countries the american people is not irreplaceable not words the u.s. beef industry wants to hear amid declining beef consumption at home it's relying on global demand a demand that is increasingly being led by china adrian brown al jazeera shanghai. police in france arrested sixty three people in two cities following protests against president emanuel proposed labor law changes police use water cannons to disperse protesters and demonstrators are angry at changes to conditions for rail workers and they were joined by squatters from an abandoned airport site nearby the interior minister has called for calm as other demonstrations are planned and western france. the chief executive of the world's biggest advertising agency w p p
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has stepped down martin sorrels resignation comes as he's being investigated for personal misconduct and misuse of company funds he denies any wrongdoing the seventy three year old as head of the company for more than thirty years in a statement to a staff sorrow said it's in the best interest of the company for him to quit. now senegal's historic coastal city of san luis at risk of disappearing due to rapidly rising sea levels houses in the former capital and now unesco world heritage site are already being swallowed up by the ocean leaving hundreds of people homeless reports. when the tide is out. what is left of his home resurfaces. this is where the kitchen ways he tells his son. he shows them his grandparents bedroom. and the living area where they would all watch t.v. together. the ocean swallowed the two story house i do shared with his ten relatives
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. it's a series of bad storms that destroyed the homes on the coast over the years the ocean keeps pushing forward they live on the brink in an archipelago barely one meter above sea level so louis was once france's colonial capital in africa now tens of thousands of its residents have been displaced due to natural processes and human intervention. on a visit in february the president of france promised millions of dollars to save this unesco world heritage site and its inhabitants saying climate change was to blame for the destruction that forced france were urgently invest in the coastal marine life to help and protect its preservation macky sall has begun their business program in the north to put up stone along the coastline in two thousand and three senegalese engineers dug a small canal in one of the islands facing the ocean thinking it would help evacuate flooded waters from the city center instead it made it worse the five
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meters wide canal is now five kilometers long. the city council is building in bank meant made out of stone and metal people here say it will be no match to the force of the ocean that has already destroyed concrete homes their fear is at the rate at which the ocean is rising here it's just a matter of decades before neighborhoods of this ancient city vanish under the water. displaced families are really committed to these makeshift tents on the edge of this to help. cure the rising temperatures and lack of water make it impossible to grow any food and so some have left the camp. not war or poverty but the changing climate they travel through the sahara desert and across the mediterranean to europe. adding to the hundreds of millions of climate refugees
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now on the move in search for a safe place to live. nicholas hawk al-jazeera senegal. also to come here and al-jazeera all the sport the veteran striker still producing match winning performances in north america's biggest the only one that stay with us. in the harvester. al jazeera is there when a story breaks but it's close to see what happens next question on the wire
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where model barricaded all seventy three to hear the movies now is all about change people have gone to hear the area the mission of the national army is just sixteen times complex and al-jazeera stories about telling it from the people's perspective what they think is happening in their culture. welcome back in our water scarcity is one of the biggest problems facing humanity in the next few decades the u.n. estimates that in thirty years a quarter of the world's population to clean water some countries are already
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dealing with severe shortages scientists in britain say they may have come up with a solution as more from manchester. it may only be some thick and invisible to the i but the graphene layer wraps inside these cheap can help provide clean water to the planet's. commish around its tiny holes acts as a filter of bacteria and other nasty bits in the water a trapped in the graphene layer and drinking water comes through the other side. pure water so effectively to see it. turn graphene in swiss shield like this and run so much more through it's the source molecule stick and h two o. passes through graphene can desalinate sea water as well we recently saw stephanie possible. which was a very important step but now we need to reproduce. stores results on a very large scale this is probably going to take at least five years i think. in
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many ways it appears to be the breakthrough the world's been waiting for cities like cape town face potentially catastrophic water shortages desert occasions through climate change water borne diseases the problems are so well known yet solutions remain elusive that's partly because desalination and other filtration process is a currently slow and expensive once the graphene solution is scaled up to industrial levels it may hold the prospects of revolutionizing the availability of clean water they're going to gee this one for example have a big role to play they can reduce the cost of water distribution water treatments a lot. and it can really help water companies governments much of a them to provide water for cheaper to the citizens it won't be enough but it can play a big role. as ever though much of the potential success of graphene will be wrapped up in politics people living in gaza for example rely on desalinated water and lay their hopes on israel and the united nations for solutions technological advances
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and political will on the same thing but already had queries from people in cities like cape town wondering how quickly they can get hold of their own personal water filtration system so there's no doubting the urgency of the need but it is as good an example as you can find of the way in which technology is now on the point of being able to overcome some of the planet's most difficult public health problems florence we al-jazeera in manchester. for a time for the sport now here's andy thank you so much there and well let down your ricardo's one the chinese formula one grand prix after a super power drive in shanghai the result has left the championship race wide open with tightly to sebastian vettel finishing down in a police home and reports. sebastian vettel started from plum position in shanghai after winning the first two. races of the season the expectation was that the ferrari driver would make it three. but
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a bad pit stop on the twenty first lap proved costly for him. and eventually allowed finn valtteri bottas to take the lead. a collision between the two toro rosso drivers open up the field even some of the joining safety car conditions and daniel ricardo started to make his move through the field from six. the australian had barely made qualifying just one engine problem that found his way to the top of the series of overtakes. vettel saw his race sound gravel after a collision with red bulls matts the stop and who was analyzed. while ricardo held them at the front the just the sixth victory of his formula one career bought
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a house in kimi reichen and completing the podium defending champion lewis hamilton was full vettel finished eighth on a day that well and truly belong to recut oh. i don't know what it is i don't i don't seem to win boring races they're all pretty fun so that was unexpected you know putting ourselves twenty four hours ago i thought we might be starting at the back of the grid there's a two week break before the next f one stop in azerbaijan with vettel leading hamilton by nine points in the championship standings daniel ricardo is now fourth elease homan al-jazeera. the commonwealth games organizers have faced criticism for the delay in providing medical assistance to a marathon runner who collapsed while leading the race scotland's column hawkins had a two minutes advantage over his closest rivals when he fell to the ground a couple of kilometers from the finish australia's gold cup. it took several minutes for paramedics to reach the twenty five year old who had to pull out of the rice which was won by harm run amuck shelley hawkins was conscious and talking by
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the time he was helped since when are millions. now the biggest prize on the final day of competition so england's netballers start in australia is the first time the gold medal match didn't feature in new zealand and australia and helen hauspie scored in the final seconds to clinch a shock fifty two fifty one victory for england. new zealand clinched the first of a gold medal in women's rugby sevens had been locked at twelve twelve with australia forcing this final into extra time when kelly brady came out with this sixty to try to clinch the victory australia had won the olympic gold in rio in twenty six day the new zealand men's seventeen fiji is a gold and it was an all indian badminton final in the women's singles sign and there will be so great rival peavy send you into straight games adding to the team gold medal also won on the gold coast. india finishing third in
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the medals table while the host nation australia well clear the top of the standings eight gold medals almost double that of second placed england you say involve the d.j. he took center stage at the closing ceremony here seventy one countries are taking part in the games over the last eleven days with the english city of birmingham set to host events in twenty twenty two the gold coast organizing committee climb the games have helped restore australia's sporting reputation after last month's cricket ball tampering scandal. sportsmanship was on show during the cold war games he is what the essence of australians about fear sport no cheating and applauding the with is now we also like winning but nevertheless we applaud the winners we applaud the competitors we can pull we applaud with the people will lose so it's in the next rippetoe she's been used to good things to these comments guns. defending n.b.a. champions the golden state warriors have started the playoffs with a win the words beating the san antonio spurs in game one of their best of seven
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series and the philadelphia seventy six is extended their winning run to seventeen games in the series opener against the miami heat then simmons had seventeen points fourteen assists and nine rebounds in his playoff debbie the seventy six is winning one thirty to one i three. they for me to be more aggressive attacking the room of the snow knocking down free throws. you know when i get the opportunity. to move in ball play the way up not only those guys who can hit shots so as long as i'm your memo been good shots no refund. for games and also look anthony davis scored thirty five points is new orleans edged again want to get support and the trends are wraps and that ten game losing streak in game ones with that win over washington and manchester city could be confirmed as english premier league champions a little later on after their midweek champions league exit against liverpool city big three want wembley on saturday if second place to man united lose against west
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brom and city will be champions when the people say it was a big failure would have been you know less we didn't understand absolutely anything food was so chamblee seven games you can win the league the champions league but league is there is three days or into months and i'm sorry so much more important would did these guys have done all the season overfull conceded the former saw them beat city five one on aggregate in europe there were three no winners against bournemouth mo silas called his fortieth goal of the season with a bird's eye from a now in saudi also on the scoresheet. dangerous situations. that we kept a clean sheet but. a little bit of luck you know you need always. lots of good good really good game very important result. a quick look at the table united sixteen points behind city ahead of home game against boston club west brom the early game there newcastle versus arsenal it's one one early in the second hole
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zlatan abraham a bitch marks his first start for the l.a. galaxy with another goal converted across from former england international ashley cole to secure a well no win over the chicago fire the swedish international school twice and is deadly for the galaxy when he came on as a substitute. the boston bruins have crossed the toronto maple leafs for a second straight game in the n.h.l. playoffs david pasternack scored a hat trick and had three assists in the green seven three victory at t.d. garden at school twelve goals it's red sox four in the opening two games of this series it's best of seven game threes coming up on monday. and the nashville predators are also to nothing up in their western conference series with the colorado avalanche reinhart and scored with one minute and nine seconds left on the clock the predators winning five four. ok four throughout the day but that is it for now dan andy thank you very much indeed now it's
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a centuries old art form that was once one of hong kong's most popular forms of entertainment but cantonese opera is struggling to engage the next generation the tradition is considered a unique part of hong kong's identity and industry diehards are determined to keep it alive sarah clarke reports. after sixty years designing and creating traditional head dresses chan caulk yarn is considered a grand master in cantonese opera these days he spends less time creating and more time teaching to educate the next generation to appreciate this traditional art. the audience is mostly in their fifty's or sixty's i hope that we have more younger audiences over time that's the crucial point it's a concern shared by some in the industry who say younger people are now more engaged with other types of digital and time and. so they have come up with a plan as well as subjects like math and science primary and secondary students can now study cantonese opera the hong kong government hopes that by making it part of
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the curriculum it will preserve this unique part of hong kong's cultural heritage i'm going through this kind of activity we hope to spark kids interest in this culture and they can experience the value of it the performance showcases stories of chinese history gestures and singing styles haven't changed nor have the demanding retains but the storyline has been given a modern make over everything to be like cantonese opera the only difference is the story itself we try to write stories on the lives of the children that's me stop or it's considered a unique part of hong kong's identity has been recognised by unesco as an intangible part of the city's cultural heritage and this year the government is opening this new theater dedicated to the arts over the fan base of many adults and the elderly the industry now is the key to its survival is reinventing its tradition the decadent costumes are drawcard as well as the mike up but students
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are learning to appreciate the before mince celebrating it on stage her i love that he can't sneeze opera because i now know more chinese words and culture from it. i like it because my grandpa sings cantonese opportunist so i'm used to listening to him a lot with more than twenty schools now signed up to the program industry groups hope this new landscape of cantonese opera will stand the test of time sarah clarke al-jazeera hong kong. all right that's it for me down in jordan for this news hour but i'll be back in a moment with more of the day's news stay with us don't go away thanks for watching i think. in australia more indigenous children are being taken from their families than ever before. one on one east investigates whether history is repeating itself.
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