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pro-government media in syria report to air bases have been attacked with missiles with say they've been intercepted. and sam is a band this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up another setback for donald trump's personal lawyer michael cohen the forced to reveal the identity of t.v. host and supporter of the us president. carried the polls family members of embassy staff out of cuba over fears of the mystery illness plus. the voice of the black lives matter movement now kendrick lamar's final wristed just cries.
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pro-government media in syria are reporting missile strikes on two air bases and homes in damascus state television broadcast these pictures in the past few hours it says missiles were intercepted overshot the airbase in homs this area was targeted by u.s. forces last year but the pentagon is denying any involvement shortly afterwards has been lost media units reported that a base in the wire outside damascus was targeted with missiles intercepted television made no mention of that attack phyllis bennis is a fellow at the institute for policy studies in washington d.c. she's warning about the danger of escalation in syria. i think the real danger here if we take one step back is what is the danger of serious escalation at this point were these two incidents if they indeed happen and let's be clear they may not have happened at all the way we're hearing if they happen the way we're hearing. is it
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likely to be in gendering a new response now that could seriously look like a major escalation is this something that could lead to a direct attack between a by israel against iran would it be seen that way would we would iran retaliate is this something that might involve. russia at this point who is of course allied with both the syrian government and with iran in which case would the united states enter directly on the israeli side of israel was involved so this is one of those situations where the possibility of escalation is very very serious and until we know who is responsible and what actually happened i think it's quite dangerous to do this kind of speculation although i'm somewhat participating in it i think that it's very important that we wait until there are clear. sources from outside
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independent sources that are confirming what if anything in fact it happened we faced a similar problem last week when there were the claims about a chemical weapons attack and before there was confirmation we heard the announcement that the u.s. intended and in fact did along with britain and france used a new set of of missile attacks to retaliate we still don't know because we still have not heard reports from the organization for the prevention of chemical weapons what in fact happened was there a chemical weapons attack at all if there was what kind of chemical was involved how many people it said or we don't have any of that information similarly the reports that have come in just in the last few hours about two new possible missile attacks we don't have clear information we don't know yet what happened and we certainly don't know who is responsible for this reported strikes follow the mobilization of government forces in homs zana holder has more on that.
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this could be the start of a new offensive against rebel territory hopes. the syrian government appears to be turning its attention to the 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 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 on the little bit of mctear they weren't able to hurt us with the or to go to shining 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 men. 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
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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 you 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 is not the government 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
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northern countryside of homs and in the western and if 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 ice so 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 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. jennifer their ashes into the groups. russia says international inspectors will and to do more on wednesday to investigate a suspected chemical attack there the world's chemical weapons watchdog the o.p.c.
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w held emergency talks were envoys traded accusations the u.s. accused russia of tampering with the site a moscow said the leg concerns security fact finding team landed in damascus on saturday it will establish if an attack took place but want to assign blame russian on the c.w. accuse british intelligence fabricating we 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 or the spy that the syrian government and our journalists went to the diverse fog of an organized media tour they were given access to a field hospital where medical staff told reporters no patient suffers from toxic gas symptoms other residents recalled the strong chlorine smell that blamed the attack on rebel fighters we're told did not include the building where syrian
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activists say. forty people were killed meanwhile witnesses from the duma have told our they felt the effects of a poisonous substance in the attack earlier this month many have now arrived at displacement camps in northern syria sounding very forceful gaza on top of 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 mahmoud this close to where it happened. there was another missile which landed and then there was a very strange smell the first thing was smoke i call it 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 four 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 kuta which
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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 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 there's 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
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wasn't impossible. medical sources stalled out as they were the dogs were families 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 attribute the un with 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 have much hope in what will they find a summer job. in the dirty city of border. us frozen dog posts a lawyer has filed in a bid to keep some of his business documents secrets the items was seized in a raid on michael cohen's office last week investigators are looking into his dealings with an adult film star who says she had an affair with trump which he denies the judge in new york also forced cohen to reveal another of his well known
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clients kristen salumi reports. attorneys for michael cohen and president trump asked the judge not to give investigators documents seized by the f.b.i. until they could review them and citing attorney client privilege to protect the identity of other cohen clients but the judge denied the motion and outed one high profile client conservative fox news commentator and trump supporter sean hannity hannity says he discussed real estate issues with cohen who's an old friend attorney michael cohen is the one under investigation in the proceedings taking place here in the federal courthouse in manhattan but it's a possibility that new information could come to light from those seized documents about president tran and his alleged affair with a porn star that's attracting so much attention i don't believe you. investigators are looking for possible criminal activity surrounding collins one
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hundred thirty thousand dollars payment to stormy daniels who says she was paid to keep quiet about her brief two thousand and six relationship with the president. 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. she is suing for defamation of character and her lawyer says the seize documents could be important to their case and dangerous to anyone who's dealt with cohen he is radio active anyone that had any contact with this man in the last twenty years should be very concerned about what secrets of theirs are within these documents the judge is yet to decide who will review the documents which include information about the president's business before they're given to investigators collins attorneys have asked for the appointment of a so-called special master to do the job they're typically an independent lawyer who decides what prosecutors can see but prosecutors argue cohen doesn't need these
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special protections regardless of who represents christian salumi al jazeera new york philippine government is demanding justice for a first mate who was allegedly forced to drink bleach by a saudi boss. is recovering after surgery in the saudi port city of jews she says her employer made her drink the household bleach when she didn't make tea for awfully the same employer is accused of not feeding mansilla for more than a month and stopping her from speaking to her family for almost two years still ahead i'll just zero. i'm very sorry for any confusion or anxiety fact i'm doing the wrongs the british government announces a plan to address rights concerns of some caribbean immigrants plus. in hot water protests get louder at a popular coffee shop in the u.s. following the arrests of two black.
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by the skyline of asian harbor or off the coast of the italian riviera. it's been a surprisingly wet april in many parts of iran the levant down towards arabian peninsula still plenty of cloud around you see here tailing charlie showers in eastern iraq kuwait and dancer trots out as well but the forecast really keeps them in iraq and very obviously afghanistan tajikistan and beyond but it's sunshine beyond that at least further west and it's warming up study twenty five in beirut as you can see twenty six if you're lucky on wednesday was settled weather not a particularly strong wind there's a bit of a breeze developing in the north of the coming down the gulf so the remains of the clouds could give a few showers again i think out of the focus here on tuesday and possibly down in
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yemen as well i'm going to hit the maybe in the middle of saudi arabia showers possible dispositive right otherwise temperatures are recovering again the breeze from the north isn't going to be a dusty one box rain or cutoff in southern africa have seen some pretty big showers briefly and they're still in the forecast in choosing the middle of south africa we draw to the north of the through botswana and go to still looking fairly went the movies try to make it as well and guess what you don't expect very many showers this time of day for the wednesday in south africa and there aren't any the either . the weather sponsored by qatar makes. the scene for us when they're on line what is american sign in yemen that peace is almost possible but not what happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat there are people that there are choosing between buying medication and eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an
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activist and she's close to the story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. you're watching al-jazeera time to recap the headlines pro-government media are reporting missile strikes on two syrian air bases syrian state television says missiles were intercepted of the show at alton. field was attacked the u.s. says its move she was not active in the area the time. russia says international inspectors will end to do more on one state to investigate the suspected chemical weapons attack the u.s.
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q structure of tampering with the sign but moscow says an. area of concern security . a t.v. presenter is now caught up in the legal battle over the f.b.i. raid on the office of dog tom's post the lawyer michael cohen who's admitted he gave secret legal advice to fox news host sean hannity has been a prominent critic of the eyes investigation into the u.s. president's russia times. the british government has apologized to thousands of members of the caribbean community who have lived and worked in the cave for decades they are being treated as illegal immigrants and it's fifty thousand people who came from the west indies to britain after the second world war maybe affected by 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 are we to take from one and. i 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 be the 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 being 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 your
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hosts the 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 noisy health 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 on the gentleman's 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
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a test become too concerned with policy and strategy and sometimes lose sight of 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. the fallout from the brief arrest of two black men at a starbucks coffee shop in philadelphia continues there being more protests against the coffee chain that mistresses say the man to a victims of racial bias rob reynolds reports ha ha 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.
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on 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. about my father the men were later released for lack of evidence they'd 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 to make it right chief executive kevin johnson apologized
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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 that they saw. i'm going to have to make 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 as a 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. canada is withdrawing the families of diplomats posted in
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cuba after new information on the styria still misses which affected stuff and it's have an embassy diplomats from canada and the u.s. first report the symptoms of headaches dizziness and nausea last year now medical specialists say they have brain injuries cuban officials say there are no who wants behind the attack. in america and it's illness in human ins in have i know with more. the latest episode in the saga involving health issues of diplomats from the united states and canada here in cuba involves the families of canadian diplomat the canadian government as it is now we're drawing these families because it cannot guarantee their health this after more than a year of investigations carried out by cuban american and canadian specialists they have never been able to come up with a satisfactory explanation as to what has been ailing or what was ailing these diplomats in two thousand and seventeen the symptoms were knowledge or headaches
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dizziness among others and now the canadians are saying that there could even be some brain damage involved. last year the company ministration practically shut down its embassy here in cuba withdrawing most of its diplomatic staff saying that in their health could not be guaranteed the cuban government has repeatedly denied carrying out any sort of acoustic or any other type of attack against american or canadian diplomats in this country but this latest incident now involving the withdrawal of the families of the canadian diplomats comes at a particularly sensitive time just two days before president raul castro is due to step down signaling the end of a sixty year castro era in communist cuba. or u.s. judges ruled facebook must face a class action lawsuit over and use asians it created facial recognition features for users without their permission people in eloise sued the company in two
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thousand and fifteen though jim violations of state law about the privacy of the biometric information facebook says it will defend the case which it claims has no merit it is the latest issue for the social media web site facebook has already admitted data company cambridge probably accessed the personal information of seven million users. in another fifty development facebook representatives have been summoned to a hearing by indonesia's government social media giant admits the personal information of a million indonesians was shared with cambridge analytical. so people were detained following a small protest held outside russia security service building in moscow was over the blocking of messenger service telegram the protesters threw paper planes the logo of the encrypted service the f.s.b. building for some of them were moved by police as the country's de telecommunications regulator has begun blocking the path of
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a court ruling telegram has more than two hundred million users around the world an international team of scientists has engineered an enzyme that types of plastic that are widely found in the world's oceans and waterways so able to quickly digest p. the plastic which is used in millions of tons of bottles and takes hundreds of years to break down the team is now looking to beef up the project so it can be used and just real scale so discovery of the end game is amazing something that can eat plastic that normally takes four hundred years to degrade the bacteria are starting to eat this in a matter of days what we've done is we've pulled a the end same from the bacteria and grew up in the lab i know we can actually digest p.t. within days much quicker than in the environment and the idea here is that we can make the end same faster know by understanding how it works and then we have an
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industrial process or greg back in is a research involved in developing the plastic eating enzyme he says hailing up to a commercial operation will take a number of years. there are a few companies that are working on this on the commercial side already not necessarily with this particular incident but certainly have i would imagine with and sometimes of a similar similar type and sort of a similar chemistry to enable it but certainly the idea of going from a conceptual demonstration at a small scale and sort of at the bench and laboratory to commercial scale is something that takes many years and put the i do you know what here would be two am certainly right now water bottles for example can be recycled. today but it's typically done through mechanical recycling and really what it is that essentially is kind of a down cycling soda the material properties say it water bottle when you recycle it aren't necessarily sufficient enough to be a water bottle over and over and over infinitely and so with the idea of using an
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enzyme like pet ace that we've been working on interfering in this study is that we can break it down to its building blocks and then put it back into as water bottles and things like this essentially to recover those burgeon type properties that you would get from directly sort of urging p.t. type material. rapper kendrick lamar's won the prestigious pulitzer prize for music they've spent for his album that means is the first long classical jazz work to the awards why did joe castro pulls. the be called the voice of a generation thirty year old kendrick lamar mixes hip hop with poetry and political protest his common subjects of race police brutality and perseverance made his songs the anthem of the black lives matter movement in the united states. his politically charged performances like this one on top of
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a vandalized police car have also triggered conservative backlash they're not helpful at all this is why i say that hip hop is that more damage to young african-americans than racism in recent years but it was with a quiet delight that the administrator of the pulitzer prize announced on monday that lamar's latest album was to be honored with this year's award a virtual stick song collection unified by its for nakheel or authenticity and rhythmic dima to some that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern african american life lamar is the most commercially successful musician to have won the pulitzer prize with his albums selling out at record stores he is also the first non classical or jazz artist to win the honor legitimizing rap music as critically acclaimed art lamar says his music is a reflection of his background the son of a former gang member now
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a cultural icon who is recognized for his contribution to american arts and music castro al-jazeera washington. and let's take you through some of the headlines here in al-jazeera now pro-government media are reporting missile strikes on two syrian air bases syrian state television says missiles were intercepted over shouted out in homs and hezbollah media say demián air field was attacked the u.s. says it's very was not active in the area at the time russia says international inspectors will in to do more on wednesday to investigate the suspected chemical attack the u.s. accused russia of tampering with the site or moscow says the access in access rather is due to security concerns russian envoy to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons is accused british intelligence of fabricating the
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attack and. we have serious grounds to believe that it was highly likely that this provocation was organized with the help of the british intelligence services. a t.v. presenter is now caught up in the legal battle over the f.b.i.'s raid on the office of donald trump's personal lawyer michael cohen has admitted he gave secret legal advice to fox news host sean hannity he's been a prominent critic of the f.b.i.'s investigation into the u.s. president's russia ties canada is withdrawing the families of diplomats posted in cuba after new information on mysterious illnesses which affected staff and embassy diplomats from canada and the u.s. first reported symptoms of headaches dizziness and nausea last year now medical specialists say they may have brain injuries. the philippine government is
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demanding justice for a filipino maid who was allegedly forced to drink bleach by her boss. recovering after surgery in the sally port city of. she says her employer made her drink a household bleach when she didn't make properly so vacuous interior minister says he'll resign after weeks of protests thomas the second interior minister to stand down after investigative reporter and his fiance was shot in february. it's the stream now. getting to the heart of the matter if the turkish cypriot leader calls you today. would you accept reality what do you think. like we do to people the peace corps unification is the only option for prosperity you. hear their story on al-jazeera.

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