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tom different places but it's what that gives us that gives us the ability to identify with the other side of the world but we can understand what it's like to have a different perspective and i think that is a strength for. water an essential resource for all humankind across europe pressure to recognise water as a human right and put its management back into public hands is increasing i think that the european commission would be very very. would probably. anybody say anything to. those people who see everything as something to invest the profit of they want all up to the last drop on al-jazeera the strength of al jazeera is that because we have such an extensive network people were coming to us and actually shared information with the al-jazeera team in chapter.
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this is al jazeera. hello i'm rob matheson and this is the news our live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes russia agrees to let international inspectors enter syria is due on wednesday but faces allegations of tampering with the site of the suspected chemical attack. another setback for donald trump's personal lawyer michael cohen is forced to reveal the identity of a client who's a key supporter of the u.s. president. fears that yemen's health crisis could get worse as more patients become resistant to antibiotics. i am very sorry for any confusion or anxiety fact undoing the wrongs of the british government announces a plan to address rights concerns of some contribution emigrants.
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every begin this news hour in syria russia says international inspectors will enter duma. on wed and state to investigate a suspected chemical attack the world's chemical weapons watchdog the o.p.c. w i seldom urgency talks were envoys traded accusations the u.s. accused russia of tampering with the site but moscow said the delay concerned security a u.n. fact finding team landed in damascus on saturday it's going to establish if an attack took place over two weeks ago but it won't assign blame the russian envoy to the o.p.c. w accused british intelligence of fabricating the attack. we have serious grounds to believe that it was highly likely that this provocation was organized with the help of the british intelligence services. despite that the syrian
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government has allowed journalists to enter do as part of an organized media tour they were given access to a field hospital for medical stuff told reporters no patients suffered from toxic gas symptoms are the residents recalled a strong chlorine smell but blamed the attack on rebel fighters the tour did not include the building for syrian activists and medics say more than forty people were killed meanwhile witnesses from dumas have told al-jazeera they felt the effects of a poisonous substance in the attack area this month many have now arrived at displacement camps in northern syria or some of the reports from guys in tap on the turkey syria border this is what home looks like today for his family on april the seventh they were in duma when it was alleged syrian forces launched a chemical attack i will mahmood this close to where it happened. there was another
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missile which landed and then there was a very strange smell the first thing was smoke yellow smoke it had a rotten smell it was like a new thing was being tested on us just. although they've been displaced the children are finally able to play in the sun without the fear of bombs or near strikes more than sixty thousand people have been forced to leave their homes in duma but tens of thousands more opted to stay duma is part of eastern ghouta which was besieged for nearly five years and bombed into submission over the last two months. the intensity of the last attack made gestural islam's fighters surrender the next day in a statement the rebel group says it decided to withdraw to save lives russia and syria continue to deny that chemical weapons were used and see the pictures of the bodies and people gasping for breath is propaganda produced with the help of western intelligence agencies the u.s. u.k. and france didn't believe russia or syria and carried out air strikes on syrian military facilities in retaliation. some people like primary teacher illegally
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entered turkey to reach safety he doesn't want to disclose his real name or show his face because his family is in damascus and he's afraid they will be harmed if his identity is revealed on how bad the coffee was off. when we came to it if there was a war like situation there in egypt this was a bombardment we left couldn't stay alive we don't want to face war again we want to have a normal life thank god again to turkey it was very difficult to cross but it wasn't impossible. medical sources stalled out as they were the dogs were families in areas under the control of the assad government will be afraid to say anything about the alleged chemical attack there have been allegations in denials about tampering with the evidence in duma some members of the international chemical watchdog say they have not been granted access to the site where the alleged chemical attack took place russia maintains that it should be the u.n. which grants access but a week after the incident with a team which does not have the mandate to see who carried out the attack many don't
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have much hope in what will they find some other job with al-jazeera never directly syria border. president trump has reportedly blah. to new sanctions on russia over its support for the syrian government the washington post is quoting unnamed officials saying that trump opposed the plan either national security meeting on sunday washington's ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley had announced that russian companies would be targeted for supporting syria's suspected chemical weapon program ok when the last hour syrian state t.v. has been reporting a missile attack on the shared out air base in homs province that's the same base that the u.s. hit last year the pentagon is denying it's behind the latest strikes according to the wires that we're getting in here the pentagon is saying there are no reports of u.s. military activity after the reports from syrian state t.v. that syrian air defenses had responded to
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a missile attack over homs which had targeted the share out air base pentagon spokesman is quoted as saying there is no u.s. military activity in that area at the time he did not give any more details we'll of course give you more details on that as we get them but of course all of this follows the mobilization of government forces in homes is in a harder has more on that. this could be the start of a new offensive against rebel territory hopes. the syrian government appears to be turning its attention to this strategic region following its victory in eastern huta much of the central province has been recaptured in recent years but the opposition has long held an enclave in the northern countryside that the area is strategic for damascus if it wants to secure the roads linking government controlled cities in the west of the country the opposition is promising a fight i mean a bit of mctear they weren't able to hurt us with the other two that was shining
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and they did try to advance on the ground they failed we warn them that if they want to fight they will lose a lot of man. every so often the army drops leaflets on these besieged neighborhoods demanding rebels to reconcile with the government surrender and leave or face attack that's the way the government takes areas by imposing sieges and then bombing the rebels and the population into submission. we fear they might displace us just like they did to others in other places people are petrified because they don't want to be left without homes or shelter. hundreds of thousands of syrians have been forced from their homes because of these so-called reconciliation or evacuation deals and they know returning is only a distant possibility they have. to be displaced i want to stay with my family and friends i don't want to go anywhere else to be humiliated. holmes says
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not the government's only target there is a rebel enclave forty kilometers northeast of the capital damascus rebels in the western region have been given an ultimatum to accept a state to rule or leave the faction in the town of the mayor has agreed to surrender to stave off a military offensive the opposition has little chance of winning the battles in the northern countryside of homs and in the western and clearly those areas are under siege they have been for years but it's only recently that the army has been able to apply military pressure throughout the conflict the pro-government alliance suffered from a manpower shortage and has had to prioritize battles. now the army is mobilizing on the front lines in southern damascus. and the opposition controls a number of districts there it seems the priority will be the battle with before a deal is offered to the rebels that would end all opposition presence in and around the capital where thousands gather to celebrate syria's independence day and
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this year the government is marking the anniversary from a position of strength has never been this comfortable since the start of the conflict more than seven you. the group's ok joe rogan is president of the washington strategy group he's joining us live from washington d.c. joe good to have you with us i want to ask you first of all about the reports that we're getting in about this missile attack on the shared out air base in homs province of course this was the one back in twenty seventeen that was targeted by u.s. forces after a suspected chemical attack in qana shake that washington at the time blamed on the syrian government now obviously details are very sketchy on this attack at the moment we don't know who's responsible the u.s. says they've got no thank to vittie in the area at the time give us i mean this is an unfair question i'm going to ask you to speculate what do you think is the reasoning if this is true behind this missile attack on that particular base.
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thanks rob for the question i'm not sure really what the motivation would be but certainly what we're watching in terms of american military involvement in syria and attacks on the recent attacks on the chemical weapons sites as well as the last year's taxes well it is that it's not really resolving anything and in fact it may be opening up a new can of worms where we can see diverse groups fomenting new attacks into areas to try to provoke certain engagements there's a lot of concern here in washington for example that terrorist organizations will get involved more in the chemical weapons game so to speak to try to incite american russian fighting and so there are a lot of alarm bells going off right now here in washington about what could be happening on the ground in syria and of course this latest attack if it is true may just be another indication of the kind of confusion and misinformation that's going on about who's responsible for what i mean that brings us to what we're talking
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about in terms of the chemical weapons inspectors who are attempting to get into duma i have not been granted permission and will go in on why in the state let's talk about that given that there has been so much to ing and fro ing and delay over allowing the inspectors in how reliable do you think the evidence if there is any is going to be once they actually do get into that site. it's a really problematic proposition that you're describing is that the international body the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons that that body that should be sort of umpire a neutral party to explain what took place they're going in with their eyes blind and there are deep concerns that the russians have clean the sites and that may bias their judgment and we need to have third parties who are trusted by the international community trusted by the united nations trusted by the people of the
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world and of syria in this case and right now the concern is the further that this is delayed the less trustworthy the results in the more confusion on how to actually deal with the chemical weapons issue and of course leading to the broader syria conflict we need to have a worthy information right now there's concern that we're not going to get that after these inspections are under way and this whole situation is putting russia in a very difficult position isn't it because if it has been delaying for what they may be god is legitimate security reasons it is a risk after all responsible for security in that region as part of that the clearance process if you like that the syrian military is going through if it is if there are delays as a result of that it may be accused as it has been of possibly hiding evidence if it allows people then nothing is found and it will be accused of hiding evidence if something is found i one would assume it's not going to accept responsibility but he's going to be accused of being responsible for the attacks there isn't really
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a good way out of this for russia. that right there is exactly right and really just from a very pragmatic perspective this undermines russia as well it's claims that the united states for example did not have evidence of a chemical weapons attack or that it was not fomented by syria by russia tampering with an investigation it undermines their ability to actually make that argument that i believe that their argument is false a believe their misrepresenting what happened for their own gain but there is a cost and there's a broader cost on the international community's ability to verify if chemical weapons are used and to verify nuclear activities as well you know just over the border in iran we have weapons inspectors through the international atomic energy agency looking at iran's nuclear program verifying that they are complying with the nuclear agreement that they made several years ago if we lose faith in those inspectors in their ability to give sound judgments we undermine the ability to
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have confidence in that kind of a deal and that really puts a lot of pressure on governments including russia and clearly the united states to look for alternative options to diplomacy and verifiable agreements and that is a very dangerous slippery slope we do not want to be involved in general and thank you very much indeed let me just briefly remind you we are getting reports according to syrian state t.v. that a missile attack has been targeted on the share that air base in homs province that was the air base that was targeted by the u.s. back in two thousand and fifteen seventeen of the suspected chemical attack in qana that washington that the time blamed on the syrian government. ok the u.s. and the u.k. are warning that hackers backed by russia are targeting millions of devices in homes and offices around the world both governments say the hackers are trying to steal information and build networks for potentially devastating cyber attacks the
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warning comes two months after russia was accused of unleashing a virus which crippled parts of ukraine's infrastructure and damaged computers across the globe jody weis spies' chief executive of global cyber risk and she says the biggest problem is that most people are unaware of the security vulnerabilities of their home and office networks. this particular alert takes into consideration out of support equipment and old legacy systems that use this old equipment and therefore the advisory urges people to take note of patches that need to be made to harden their infrastructure they can protect themselves first of all by getting out and support equipment out of their system getting rid of old legacy applications that require this use now this is a huge problem this isn't just like oh we haven't patched our our current system most of that is generally being done the biggest problem we see when we do cyber
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risk assessments in companies large and small but we do very large companies we see legacy applications those old applications that have been running around the business for ten twenty years that are being used and they require certain operating platforms and hardware that are out of support and are not service anymore and this is a huge vulnerability and it's really one now the target you don't have to actually get into a have someone click on a phishing e-mail you just exploit this ad supported swetman and so this is a very very large gaping hole and it is a big problem because like i said we see it almost everywhere we go. but more ahead on the news. the prime minister is accountable to this parliament not to the whims of the u.s. president. the debate raging in britain on the decision to join allied action
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against syria. and how israel's blockade of gaza and political infighting are depriving many palestinians of clean water. and we'll have the winners of the one hundred and twenty second edition of the boston mob that's coming up later in this book. the legal battle over the f.b.i. raid on the u.s. president's personal lawyer has taken an unexpected turn one of his mystery clients has been exposed michael cohen has been in court trying to stop prosecutors from reviewing material seized in last week's raids during the hearing he was forced to reveal he did secret legal work for fox news t.v. host sean hannity who said donald trump supporter never disclosed his relationship with colin when he was highly critical of the raids and one of the people watching
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that case unfold its adult film star stormy daniels she accuses cohen of paying out one hundred thirteen thousand dollars to keep quiet about an alleged affair with donald trump a decade ago here's what she told reporters after the hearing. for years mr cohen has acted like he is above the law he is considered himself an openly referred to himself as mr trump fixer he is played by a different set of rules or should we say no rules at all he has never thought that the little man or especially women and even more women like me matter that in now my attorney and i are committed to making sure that everyone finds out the truth and the facts of what happened and i give my word that we will not rest until that happens thank you very much for our correspondent kristen salumi joins me live now from new york kristen what's sean hannity's relevance to this case
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well it's interesting sean hannity is one of the reasons that lawyers for michael cohen and lawyers for president trump were using to. make their case that they should be able to review these documents they wanted to review all of the documents that were taken in the raid before they were handed over to prosecutors and the reason they gave is because of attorney client privilege and cohen had other clients who could be exposed their sensitive information could be exposed by. turning these documents over not to mention the sensitive information between michael cohen and the president himself his number one client so the judge denied their request to view all of this information before it was given prosecutors and she outed sean hannity his direct involvement in the case to the does not seem to be any direct involvement in the case which is essentially to look at whether or not michael cohen did anything illegal when he made
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a payment to an adult film star of one hundred thirty thousand dollars and saw it was of course the courthouse as we've just as discussed why was a stormy daniels there. so she too was not directly involved in the court proceeding today however she is at the center of this investigation of michael collins she claims that she got one hundred thirty thousand dollars from him to not talk about the affair that she had with president trump prior to the election. president trump denies that there was an affair denies any knowledge of a payment but cohen has said he has made a payment with his own money so her lawyer was there she was there the lawyer said they wanted to be sure that these documents that are relevant to their case are protected because she is suing the president for defamation of character and to get out of this agreement not to talk about what happened between the two of them so they wanted to be sure that these documents were safe for their civil lawsuit against the president which may be on hold because of this criminal investigation
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which is taking place now but a lot of moving parts and a lot of information on the outside of the case that are perhaps very interesting to people who are following the situation of the president right now christopher knight thank you very much indeed but as you rightly say a lot of moving parts of this i want to bring in bruce fein he's a constitutional lawyer he's joining us live from washington d.c. thank you very much indeed for your time i guess the big question is how much closer if a toll does this move the investigation towards the white house and the trump administration. well it's not an enormous step but i think it's one step forward we need to remember that now we know that mr cohen was involved not only in the payoff to stormy daniels for alleged silence in exchange for one hundred thirty thousand dollars whether he talked to mr trump or not it clearly was on behalf of mr trump the payoff was made ten years after the event in the middle of
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a presidential campaign now mr cohen also is known to have been involved in paying one hundred fifty thousand dollars to karen mcdougal a playboy a playboy bunny for her silence or for killing the story ultimately at the national enquirer also at the time of the presidential campaign relating to an affair several years old we also know that the national enquirer head who killed the story is close to mr trump and to mr cohen and we also now know that mr cohen was involved in payoffs to the mistress if you will of mr brody who is also involved in and extramarital affair he's one who's actually sued the kingdom of god or the emir of gutter claiming that they invaded his privacy by hacking into some of his e-mails that were incriminating and not only that now we have mr hannity who fits into what mr coleman called the mafia style approach to organization that he
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associated with mr trump namely although mr hannity is not involved in a payoff directly he's basically the echo chamber of mr trump he goes on every evening you know exactly was going to be said before you know what the news is because he'll defend anything including this so-called hollywood tape where mr trump boasts that he can grab women were ever he wants so you get the sense that maybe there is some kind of spokes here meeting the hub of mr cohen and they're all clued in if you will to try to defend the reputation of the president by keeping material information relating to his. character you know out of the public domain now with regard to the actual issue that was confronting the judge i think there may have been an inadvertent misstatement made this issue is not about whether prosecutors will get access to attorney client information that's not going to happen it's customary in cases like this where tourney's themselves are suspected of crime their offices may have attorney client information that there be what's
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called a taint team lawyers who are not going to work on the prosecution come in examine the files they exclude anything that they believe attorney client if the if the accused believes that's an error he can take it to a judge before a prosecutor sees any of this so there's no way you're going to get any attorney client material that passes through to the prosecutors without a federal judge who's neutral and independent examining that so that's where we are i think at present i also believe that it was quite extraordinary that trump's attorney also participated sic trying to slow down the operation this is not the tactic of somebody who wants to get the investigation over you're not trying to throw procedural hurdles spanners into the works to make it more protracted why is mr trump's lawyer involved it's not in his documents aren't the ones that were being utilized here and there mr cohen's and cohen was asserting attorney client privilege so there's quite clearly a lot to watch and there is one thing that's going to bruce as you and i both well
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know that the world's media is going to be watching this very closely bruce fein thank you very much indeed for your time canada is withdrawing the families of diplomats posted in cuba off to new information on mysterious illnesses by stuff that it's hard on a embassy diplomats from canada and the u.s. first reported symptoms of headaches dizziness and nausea last year no medical specialists say they may have brain injuries cuban officials say they have no knowledge of what's behind the incidents. half of kenya's electoral board has resigned because they say their organization is dysfunctional the three officials have stepped down and say they have lost confidence in the chairman the commission was accused of failing to prevent voting irregularities during last year's presidential election and president of her kenyatta won nearly ninety eight percent of the vote in a top was runoff which the opposition boycotted however the institution has
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continued to be the scene functional with certainly decision making. internal documents to salve possible goals and possible interests all of which against the lead don't move that govern the conduct of the commission leadership and staff this race to just ghosts that don't exists needs to stop the british government's apologized to thousands of members of the caribbean community who have lived and worked in the u.k. for decades but are now being treated as illegal immigrants the problem is said to affect as many as fifty thousand people who came from the west indies to britain after the second world war part of the phillips reports he came to britain from barbados when he was nine years old more than fifty years ago his father had a job in the post office michael married in britain had children grandchildren
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worked in education thought he was british until the government told him he didn't have the right documents he lost his job as he fought for the right to stay here if i was deported i don't know what i would to take someone and throw them out i could have no no worse because that is what the. you know it's about work what you know what you could do for you to help britain being a better place than it was a rival of more than four hundred. the so-called women dress a generation named after a ship that carried the first arrivals from the caribbean in the one nine hundred forty eight invited to britain given citizenship it's many of the children who travelled with their parents who are now facing difficulties some of been caught out by strict new laws specifying documents they need to prove how long they've been hearing this could not have blown up at a more embarrassing time for the british government the very week in which the
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commonwealth summit in which it's busy emphasising its friendship with former colonies as it prepares to leave the e.u. . ministers told parliament they're trying to repair the damage with a special team to help the wind generation a promise to resolve their cases quickly free of charge although the government isn't sure whether some people have already been distorted in error. can she tell the house how many have been detained as prisoners in their own culture can she tell the house how many have been to noise on the national health service how many have denied pensions how many have lost their jobs this is a day of national shape mr speaker i shan't be a little gentle and admiration for the people who came here from the caribbean and contributed so much to our society in many many different ways and that admiration remains in place i am concerned that the home office is becoming a test become too concerned with policy and strategy and sometimes lose sight of
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the individual. but who is in charge of the home office with these new stricter policies were being designed yes today's prime minister to resign may so as the public outcry grows there's now a political as well as moral imperative to treat the when dressed generation fairly barnaby phillips al-jazeera london. slovakia's interior minister says he will resign following weeks of mass protests over the murder of a journalist thomas drucker is the second interior minister to stand out after investigative reporter young quit siac and his fiance was shot dead in february tens of thousands of people have been taking part in regular anti-government protests that have also called for the national police chief to be sacked prime minister robert fitzroy stood down last month. the former police chief of the spanish region of catalonia will face trial on sedition and criminal organization
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charges for his part in an independence vote jos at their peril briefly appeared in the high court in madrid when he was told he'd be prosecuted for what spain says was his lack of action to prevent a last october's referendum he and other police chiefs accused of failing to rescue civil guard officers who were trapped in a building in barcelona by tens of thousands of procession demonstrators. still ahead on al-jazeera. i don't think he's medically unfit to be president i think is morally unfit to be president touched by the f.b.i. director james comey says donald trump may have obstructed justice as a war of words between the two escalates. come the educated coming. out of hot water protests get louder at a popular coffee shop in the u.s. all in the arrest of two black men and. in sports le bron james starts the n.b.a. playoffs with an unwanted career first.
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hand i what can you say about this spring in north america is still got virtually every type of weather including mostly wintry weather this is an active frontal system the tough it's brought freezing rain just an interesting picture this is from the canadian side of niagara falls more or less not freezing rain and the result they're off you can do nothing with it and wait for it to melt really on the big system is still with us so there's more rain to come to spring up through the east side of canada still plenty of snow potential there there and for the next team as we've got snow falling persistently you know terry i mean again for the south west virginia's got snow to come still i'm coming down the rockies in the cascades a small snow i was well it doesn't look like mid april there is won't for the south
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but not a huge amount twenty nine lance's crept up to twenty one and in florida the weather has indeed settled down not seeing the end of it there look at this another tongue of stuff coming across the plains states to the bit west and that's just wednesday for the south of the mains of that active cold front that did indeed bring i think tornadoes to florida is still there visible forecast was we're talking about a few potentially big showers in cuba and back towards guatemala and honduras. to one predictable deja's i've been working on north korea policy for almost thirty years i can't tell you what the u.s. policy is towards north korea vine first time what they want to deter an attack from the united states as the u.s. struggles to define its foreign policy sunk lines examines the potential fallout we
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don't see really is a strategy designed to get those talks started because if they expect to surrender fire and fury trumps north korea crisis on al-jazeera one of the really special things about working for al-jazeera is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much empathy and contribution to a story as he'll we cover this region better than anyone else working for us as you know it's very challenging they believe but together because you have a lot of people that if i did on political issues we are we the people we live to tell the real stories are just mended is to deliver in-depth journalism we don't feel inferior to the audience across the globe.
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you're watching out is here and a reminder of our top stories the pentagon is denying reports is responsible for a missile attack on a syrian government air base syrian state t.v. says missiles were intercepted over the sheraton airfield in the homes that's the same base that was attacked by the u.s. last year. russia says international inspectors will enter the duma on wednesday to investigate a suspected chemical attack the u.s. accused russia of tampering with the site but moscow said the delay concerned security. and the u.s. and the u.k. are warning that hackers backed by russia are targeting millions of devices in homes and offices around the world both governments say the hackers are trying to steal information and build networks for potentially devastating cyber attacks. more on our top story the fallout of the suspected chemical attack in syria's duma britain's prime minister's been defending her decision to join the u.s.
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and france and launching air strikes against syria the opposition there says to me some a should have got parliament's approval first it's called for the debate on tuesday to make that a requirement for future attacks john holl reports. having faced a barrage of criticism over the weekend to use it may make the case to parliament that bombing syria could be both morally and legally justifiable if it was not she said about intervening in a civil war about regime change but about humanitarian necessity saving syria's civilians from future chemical weapons attack as a legal basis for military intervention we cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalized either within syria on the streets of the u.k. or elsewhere so we have not done this because president trump asked us to do so we have done it because we do. leaved it was the right thing to do and we are not very many m.p.'s including in her own party
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a furious that parliament was not consulted first as is the convention in britain since the iraq war in two thousand and three the leader of the opposition led the charge mr speaker this statement serves as a reminder that the prime minister is accountable to this parliament not to the whims of the us president i there is no more serious issue than the life and death matters of military action it is right that parliament has the power to support or stop the government from taking land military action i. to resume a sword to justify her sidelining of parliament last week by citing the need to act quickly to prevent further attack and saying that high level intelligence could not have been shared with them peas in advance the rather damning opposition claim instead is that she rushed to support donald trump and feared that if she'd put it to a vote she just lost the prime minister's performance will not satisfy all far from
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it and certainly not protesters outside. on the basis of. chemical weapons attack weeks without a vote in parliament we don't like obama i don't like the bombing and i don't see any reason for obama. you know democracy like we have the vote for we want that she's a maze not you know one of us ways to put the u.k. government insists there are no plans for further attacks in syria that presumably will change if there's another chemical weapon attack jonah al-jazeera london france has announced a sixty million dollars towards humanitarian aid in syria it follows a debate in the french parliament where m.p.'s discussed their government's involvement in joint airstrikes on saturday m.p.'s emphasized the need for a political and humanitarian response. the battlefield enemy is not syria we did not go into war against syria or against bashar assad's regime. we want
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the terrorist movement that is organized in now territory fatal attacks that deeply struck. us and beyond that all souls. donald trump has continued his attack on the former f.b.i. chief on the eve of the release of james coleman's memoir once again using twitter the us president brought up commies handling of the f.b.i.'s investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails saying komi drafted the crooked hillary exoneration long before he talked to her and lied in congress then based his decisions on her poll numbers president trump went on to accuse called me and others of committing many crimes and sunday night coming gave his first interview since he was fired by trump almost a year ago when he said there was some evidence the u.s. president obstructed justice. who has more from washington d.c. . in a remarkable rebuke former f.b.i. director james comey is saying u.s.
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president donald trump is not fit to be commander in chief is donald trump unfit to be president. yes but not in the way i often hear people talk about it i don't buy the stuff about him being mentally incompetent to early stages of dementia strikes me as a person of above average intelligence who's tracking conversations and knows what's going on i don't think he's medically unfit to be president i think is morally unfit to be president the exclusive interview with a.b.c. news george stephanopoulos was part of the rollout of coleman's new book titled a higher loyalty truth lies and leadership in the interview komi says trump lies has obstructed justice and like it seem to an insecure mob boss and he also says russia might have compromising information on the president do you think the russians have something on donald trump i think it's possible i don't. no i mean these are more words i never thought i'd utter about a president but it's possible and he accused the president of wrongdoing of
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a possible crime yeah structure of justice hours before the komi interview aired the president unloaded on twitter calling komi a slimeball slippery and not smart in one tweet trump insists komi committed numerous crimes himself and needs to go to jail tweeting in part how come he gave up classified information jail why did he lie to congress jail in another message trump tweets komi will go down as the worst f.b.i. director in history by for trump adding with an exclamation mark for good measure you know more for him is the me komi was fired by trump in may saying it was for his handling of the hillary clinton e-mail investigation but trump later said in an interview it was because of the russian vest a geisha and the firing prompted a series of events that led to the justice department to appoint robert mueller as special counsel overseeing the russian investigators that has expanded to look into
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whether trump obstructed justice by firing komi komi says trump privately asked him for a loyalty pledge trump denies this this isn't the first book to rattle the white house in january fire and fury sold more than a million copies in four days written by journalist michael wolff the book revealed salacious details that painted a picture of a white house in chaos khomeini's book however poses even more of a threat to the white house given it was written by the former director of the highest law enforcement agency in america and based partly off notes that he took after private meetings with the president the book is scheduled to be released on tuesday and certain to set off a firestorm in washington and beyond and particularly with an administration that seems to go from one crisis to another. gabriels dando al-jazeera washington the new york times in washington post have won
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a pulitzer prize for their reporting and alleged links between russia and donald trump's presidential campaign the times also won the pulitzer for public service along with the new yorker for covering the sexual harassment scandal surrounding harvey weinstein revelations about the hollywood moguls misconduct caused global outrage in the tober and led to a worldwide campaign known as the me too movement where other women reported abuse . the fallout from the brief arrest of two black man at a starbucks coffee shop in philadelphia continues to be more protests against the coffee chain demonstrators said the men were victims of racial bias rob runnels reports ha ha ha. corporate apologies have already been made but unsatisfied protesters occupied the starbucks coffee shop in philadelphia on monday denouncing what they call racist treatment of two black men who were arrested at the cafe last week nobody. on
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thursday two black men were sitting in the starbucks waiting for a third person to arrive for a business meeting they asked to use the toilet but the manager refused because the men had not purchased anything the manager then asked them to leave and when they declined called the police cell phone video shows police arresting and handcuffing them and the friend they were waiting for arrives and has questions whether they want to sound like. the men were later released for lack of evidence they've committed any offense the incident has become a full blown public relations disaster for starbucks which has long presented itself as a friendly community gathering place with twenty seven thousand stores worldwide in this incident does not reflect the spirit of our brand it was an unfortunate incident and will be sure you make it right chief executive kevin johnson
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apologized saying he took full responsibility and would review the training the company gives its employees the manager of the outlet has resigned i'm going to do everything i can to ensure it is fixed and never happens again however the city's police commissioner insisted his officers acted properly so the deputies officer did not want to have to make a. the rest of. the whole thing just. for black americans incidents like this are not uncommon in another incident caught on camera in february two black patrons at an applebee's restaurant in missouri were falsely accused of stealing a chain fired three workers just the result is coming amid continuing controversy over police shootings of unarmed black men the incident underscores the prevalence of racial profiling in the u.s. rob reynolds al-jazeera. there's growing concern among aid agencies operating in
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yemen about their ability to contain the spread of infection as more people become resistant to lifesaving antibiotics the middle east's poorest countries already fragile health system has been destroyed by years of war a saudi led bombing campaign has resulted in thousands of casualties previously manageable diseases have now reached epidemic levels last year one million cases of colorable reported the worst outbreak in modern history while diptheria usually treatable infection has killed at least forty eight people doctors not have concerns about the over use of antibiotics elsewhere in the middle east and coupled with thousands of injuries poor hygiene and a lack of access to clean water concerned diseases and antibiotic resistance may spread beyond yemen unary is the medical coordinator for doctors without borders in yemen she says it's an issue that's emerging in the war torn countries across the middle east. what we're seeing here in our hospital in yemen is that around sixty
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to seventy percent of the patient samples are either infected or colonized by with the resistant organisms these are the thing organisms one would find in major western hospitals but surprising is the prevalence and widespread situation we are seeing here in yemen we do believe that the big reason it has come out now is because the agencies are focusing of course on emergency response so there are few humanitarian actors that are working in this type of issue so you have a system that is unable to offer proper secondary and five very scarce so this patient they have different types of needs they often have for a long face so in our hospital instead of saying five days which used to be the average they say up to six weeks four weeks sometimes even more isn't that to complete their i suppose equipment also they require high risk or lover of stories
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for the exactions to be detected and trained laboratory stuff which is another they'll avoid the country and more importantly these antibiotics are quite expensive and the absolute majority of hospitals cannot provide them we have reason to believe that this is a widespread issue throughout the middle east but specially in areas of prolonged conflict so our hospitals in jordan live but on syria and iraq have people report. drinking water is a luxury in gaza underground reservoirs of poisoned waste treatment plants convert to full capacity because of electricity and fuel shortages which means sewage is pumped directly into the mediterranean sea israel's ten year blockade on gaza has been blamed for the crisis child started reports from gaza in the latest in our water series. no had a little delivers filtered water to thousands of families in gaza with around fifty percent unemployment here he is lucky to have
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a job the water from gaza's taps is on safe to drink because it contains dangerous levels of chlorine and sulphate. but the head says israel's ten year long the land sea and abdul qadir has made people so poor many can't even afford to pay for his company's better quality water while there are no covers you well know what our business is up to sixty percent people can't find jobs and many of them tell us they can't afford water they say one day when they get money they will pay me back the lack of money has forced gaza's municipality to call for the services it offers many people use water supplies at mosques where the filtering is more efficient. mohamad alawi and his family live in a shelter refugee camp he says also only comes on for two hours every three days they get it and it did have to delay washing dishes clothes and even ourselves
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until water comes desire life. ground water sources in gaza a heavily polluted limited electricity and fuel supplies mean sewage treatment plants barely work untreated sewage is pumped directly into the sea. and the un says natural underground resources are at breaking point more than two million people live in gaza the israeli government says vital parts needed to build new desalination plants like this one may pose a threat to israel's security so they are by and. international aid organizations say around ninety percent of gaza's water is not safe to drink now this is one of three desalination plants in gaza but because of the lack of electricity that's available it's only able to operate for around six hours a day. tens of millions of dollars worth of water infrastructure was destroyed
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during israel's war on gaza four years ago waste water seeped into the ground and experts say it's too early to estimate the homme that's being done in the palestinian political crises is making the situation even worse from asa's ruled gaza since two thousand and seven and in recent months the fatah dominated palestinian authority has restricted electricity in gaza to force hamas into a reconciliation deal the will also need to help the body seems to fix the leak or problem but it take political situation from israeli palestinian it doesn't help to fix such important challenge which all six was held cation would talk are suffering from. meanwhile many gazans have little choice but to rely on the kindness of war to sell is like now has who hopes one day they can pay him for the war he brings stuff that al-jazeera gaza. still ahead at all just zero one of the legends of the ice skates details with fatah in the sport.
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and it's time for the sports here's far. thanks very much american deseret lendin in japan which she had claimed victories in the one hundred twenty second edition of the boston marathon runners were happy by wet and windy conditions and boston koichi chased down defending champion jeffrey caruso kenya to win with a time of two hours fifteen minutes and fifty four seconds becoming the first
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japanese man to win the event since one thousand nine hundred seven meanwhile two time a limpy and deseret linden ended a thirty three year drought for american women in the storage race to clinch top spot the thirty four year old prevailing at the time of two hours thirty nine minutes and fifty four seconds. for the first time in his career le bron james has lost the opening game in a first round n.b.a. playoff series james and the cleveland cavaliers were defeated by the indiana pacers. scott reports. he's had an enviable record in the playoffs but even he may not be able to rest the cavaliers recent deployed. and found it tough going in the series opener against the indiana pacers on sunday the three time defending eastern conference champions when twenty one points down in the first quarter assigned the problems they've had with the defense one season still haven't fixed james led the cavs with twenty four points bringing them to
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within seven by the third quarter thanks to his front foot work. with the pacers had picked up on the depo with some stellar routes as he zones on a deeper and finished up with thirty two points in the ninety eight to eighty victory even le bron with a great first defeat game one of the playoffs to this point. so i've never lost a game. well i mean at the end of the day i mean they came in and they dictated to temple they were more aggressive. they just played aspire basketball and they just took advantage of everything that we wanted to try to do i mean playing like this or you. you playing our own bo friends or you it just hasn't been magnified. playoffs now we've been doing this so you know everybody sees soon. it's kind of shocking to. see them agreed by the
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most they can still turn it around when game two takes place on wednesday joining. me right. now by jock riches ended a run of three consecutive losses with a first round to win at the monte carlo masters the twelve time grand slam champion beat fellow serve to stand in straight sets for the last just one game which has been struggling with his recovery from an elbow injury and what's just on the first team which brings us. to rafa nadal has a first round bye as he prepares to challenge for a record eleven to monte carlo title the world number one needs to win the tournament to prevent roger federer from regaining top spots. every year and i came here every year with the same passion with the same. play my best and to give me chances to have the best result possible so specially here i didn't finish yet so.
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hopefully this won't be the first. so korea have booked their place that next year is fee for women's world cup in france they thrashed the philippines five nil in the women's asian cup fifth place a play off south korea dominated throughout the match ending the matilda's close in several run towards the finals south korea john australia japan china and thailand as asian representatives in the tournaments. thousands of fans filled the center of eindhoven on monday to celebrate p.s.t.'s league title triumph for. the side secured their twenty fourth the dutch league title on sunday they did it thanks to a three nil win over title rivals i aks over who may now have an unassailable ten point lead this title being their third in four years. this young team had to go through a lot of the beginning they have created a united team of put down
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a fantastic achievement not only winning the title but doing it to get that home and give them a big applause i'm very proud of all of them let's celebrate. and one of the legends of international figure skating has called time on his career three time world champion olympic gold medalist patrick chan has announced his retirement the twenty seven year old who was three olympic medals in total helped canada when the team event in shock chang he retires saying that he's fulfilled his dreams and aspirations and sports. and that's all your support for now more later and that's it for me robustness and for this news hour i'm going to be back in a moment with more of the day's doings also your butt work.
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harder for. it was just ten years old when a devastating earthquake struck mexico city in one thousand nine hundred five the quake damaged her family's apartment and the government moved them to distant shack around seventy families who lost their homes in that earthquake still live in this
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camp say. the government raised our hopes and then abandoned. politicians have promised that they won't allow a repeat of what happened after the earthquake in one thousand and five but the cost and complexity of housing hundreds of people living in camps is a major task and one that many people here think the government the fail. a story fourteen hundred years in the make. a story of succession and the leadership. of the story of dispute and division of the hall. the kind of episode to. just.

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