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weather but possibly quite. spring is taking hold again although for hong shoot that's also ten inch with cloud and some more rain particularly for tokyo i think during wednesday june thirtieth turned away and we're up to twenty two in the sun again. a story fourteen hundred years in the making. a story of succession and the leadership. as josie that tells the story of dispute and division. the caliph episode to. just.
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zero. tell them to mcdonald's says the news hour live from london coming up days after they arrived in syria international inspectors are finally allowed in to do much to investigate the suspected chemical attack. tens of thousands protest in armenia after the president switches jobs to stay in power. u.s. president needs to pounce prime minister at his florida resort with north korea high on the agenda. and scientists discover a plastic eating enzyme that could help tackle the planet's pollution problem. and i'm far and smile have all the day's sport including barcelona survived
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a late scare to extend their unbeaten streak to lead to forty games. a very warm welcome to this hour with news international chemical weapons inspectors have arrived in the former syrian rebel enclave of duma to investigate a suspected chemical attack ten days ago inspected has been due to enter the russian controlled area twenty four hours ago u.s. accused russia of tampering with the site almost school blamed delays on security concerns the team from the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons will investigate what happened on april the seventh but won't assign blame western powers accuse syrian forces of using nerve gas to kill dozens of people but damascus and its russia to my this is in a holder has more from beirut. the o.p.c. w.
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chemical weapons inspectors have been given access to do my the town in which that alleged chemical weapons attack happened on april the seventh now the russian government and the syrian government have been criticised for what they called preventing the team from entering duma western nations said that the team was not given access now the team arrived in the syrian capital damascus on saturday both the russian and syrian government cited security concerns and that's why there has been a delay now the o.p.c. w.'s mission is to determine whether or not a chemical weapons attack actually happened its mandate does not a portion any blame now the united states and other western countries like france for example believe that the proof or the evidence could have been tampered with because when this alleged chemical weapons attack happened the opposition that was in control of duma they then surrendered russian military police entered duma and they carried out their own inspection and declared that they did not find any
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traces of chemical weapons that were used now the o.p.c. w. it's still not clear when they're going to release the findings but we have to make clear that western nations are not waiting for the results because they already carried out retaliation they carried out attacks on saturday targeting syria's chemical weapons facilities so the o.p.c. w.'s findings are not going to trigger another response but definitely if the o.p.c. w. finds that indeed a chemical weapons attack actually happened it will be damning for the russian and syrian government meanwhile saudi arabia says it's until so the u.s. about sending forces into syria president donald trump to said he wants to end their work an involvement in the conflict and he's encouraging other arab nations to put forward their own troops and money instead particular reports from washington d.c. . for weeks u.s. president donald trump has made it clear he's growing impatient over syria this will become another syria like very. he made the how
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a bit clearer when he announced limited u.s. strikes in syria last friday we have asked our partners to take greater responsibility for securing their home region now the wall street journal is identifying the country's trump is apparently asking to give money and soldiers as egypt cutter the united arab emirates and saudi arabia but the u.s. military won't confirm that it will leave that to individual nations to first make that announcement and if they want to then we will be able to echo that egypt qatar in the u.a.e. have not publicly commented yet but saudi arabia's foreign minister acknowledged the ongoing discussion we are in discussions with us and have been for since the beginning of the syrian crisis about sending forces into syria. it's not clear if other countries will make similar offers but if they do they're likely to agree only if some of the two thousand troops and american air power stays in the region that may not be something trump will be willing to do he's already put
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a hold on two hundred million dollars that the u.s. had pledged to spend rebuilding syria with his words and deeds sending the message that he wants out of syria and soon he believes it should be someone else's responsibility to deal with what's left. al-jazeera washington a false alarm caused the triggering of syrian air defense systems overnight that's according to state media earlier pro-government reports suggested missiles bound for two syrian military bases have been intercepted but the sana state news agency now says that was called no external aggression well karen donnelly is the vice president of international programs at the international rescue committee joins me live now from new york i carried a very warm welcome to the program thanks very much for joining me we're all very much focused on the weapons inspectors and searing do months of war what are conditions like there what are they going to be faced with. well julie thank you for having me on the inspectors when they get into dumas are going to find
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a city that's been under siege for four years that's been bombed relentlessly with increasing for all city over the last several months as with the whole region of eastern ghouta they're going to find the remnants of a civilian population who've been subsisting on very meager food rations who've been experiencing significant nutrition crises they're going to find people who haven't been able to access health centers or basic social services for quite some time a century they're going to find a city in ruins of people whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by the conflict they've been subjected to and care and what about those people who've been forcibly displaced from eastern guta where were they go away and what are the conditions like where they are get going given that you know so many refugees being internally displaced have been displaced from their homes not just you know for months but years not. yes so about one hundred fifty thousand of the population of eastern good to have fled to the area of it live the problems of
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a lib which is home to currently to about two point five million people to enough million people about how awful of whom are displaced almost all of whom are in dire need of humanitarian assistance it's an area that's been receiving increasing flows of displaced people from across syria including from the eastern ghouta region over the last several months our colleagues and partners on the ground there report that services are increasingly under strain food excessed water access to health care increasingly difficult for people these new arrivals are going to find difficulty in finding suitable shelter they'll be lodged in schools or abandoned buildings or they'll be sleeping in the open or under tents they're going to find it very difficult to provide for themselves to provide for their families in an area that's already under significant humanitarian strain care and do think to some degree that the continued conflict in syria has has warned people i would to some degree if i can use that phrase in the rest of the world and it means that it's become the sort
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of new normal we know that it's going on but it's very hard to raise money for because it seems like this intractable conflict for which there is no solution. year after year we've been holding out hope for a sustained political and diplomatic engagement that would bring about a resolution to the conflict on the ground and here we are years later still seeing the conflict worsen and intensify its most horrendous impact of course being on women and children civilians across the country i think it's very true to say that a certain weariness in publics around the world and most. significantly in the political elite in countries that have the ability to bring about change on the ground we see no signs of a sustained or serious diplomatic political engagement that would bring people to the table we need to be able to bring people to the table to talk about stopping the violence on the ground ceasing hostilities but that of course as
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a precursor to serious discussion about the longer term recovery and political stability of syria as a country kiran don't live there joining me live from new york and karen thanks so much for joining us with your thoughts now a new framework for negotiations to end the war in yemen will be presented to the u.n. security council within the next two months that's they sure as the new special envoy mohsin griffiths who was appointed in february he also briefed the council for the first time about the humanitarian crisis in yemen where eight million people are facing famine by can a force. the message from the special envoy that a resumption of political dialogue is essential and he maintains that all parties in the conflict that he's spoken to in the past four weeks agree but the poultry to of a nation on. one in which a single violent event could consume attempts at conciliation our concern is simple
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that these any of these developments would at a single stroke take peace off the table the us ambassador picked up on her recurrent theme that iran is waging a proxy war in the region through the opposition. in december she displayed the fragments of missiles fired at saudi targets that she maintained were supplied by iran and the cea escorted the entire security council to view what she described as evidence the who things didn't just figure out on their own how to build and fire ballistic missiles more than a thousand kilometers to hit the saudi capital iran is supporting them this council taking action to stop the flow of arms to the who these would be a step forward helping to resolve this war in his response the russian ambassador pointed out that civilians on both sides of the saudi yemen border were under threat when issued missiles the moscow in frederick lee condemns indiscriminate
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strikes his victims of civilians we also categorically reject ballistic missile strikes against populated areas on saudi arabia soil you. all security council members though united on the need for dialogue and welcoming the special representatives pledged to deliver a framework within two months there's one cause for optimism who three opposition boycotted talks with the previous special representative accusing him of bias but to peers willing to engage with the man who's just been appointed the un's humanitarian chief warned that the coming rains could herald a massive cholera outbreak and asked all parties inside and outside yemen to allow greater access for food and medical supplies the stark fact facing the council that while political resolution remains in limbo more than eight million people in yemen are facing famine. mike hanna al-jazeera united nations i mean his parliament has
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voted to appoint the country's former president as prime minister despite pressure from tens of thousands of protesters to choose the leader of a power grab sergei sergei since appointment has spiked another day of anti-government rallies in the capital here of them and several of the city's biggest sam was president for a decade and stepped down earlier this year because of the term them and that i'm innocent constitution have made the presidency largely ceremonial and strengthened the office of prime minister having him to maintain his influence maria to san is the editor in chief of porthos an online magazine in armenia and earlier she told us that the arrests of protests of her we so to increase the size of the anti-government rallies. the constitutional referendum to place in twenty fifteen a year before that there's a promise that he would not seek the term of prime minister many in the country thought that this was a ruse for power grab and in fact on april ninth when his second advantage from his
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president and his part of the republican party. nominated his candidacy and today in a vote in parliament he was elected as prime minister fact at least giving him a third term to date the armenian police issued a statement saying that about eighty people have been teamed from what we know most of them were young people and students some have been released some all already joined the big rally today in republics where i think it just a few more anger and we had crowds that we haven't seen probably since she doesn't. join in the presidential election year coming up on al-jazeera this news hour still in damage control mode over recent racism claim starbucks will close its doors to train staff about how to combat racial discrimination a former cambridge analysts accompli testifies to the government over the way the company harvested personal data and used it for political gain and it's what will
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explain why this win by the chinese temple has been a big spot on the face of the tally legend coaches them. u.s. president donald trump says american officials have been conducting direct high level talks with north korea to try to arrange a summit with north korean leader kim jong trouble speaking during a meeting with japan's prime minister shinzo abi is visiting the president at mar a lago resorts in florida job also said he's given his blessing to south korea to try to end its war with the north south korean president is preparing to meet kim jong un later this month comes only to of course the kim is shuttle for may. oh my court house correspondent kimberly hall is live in west palm beach hi there kimberly so north korea of course said top of the bill here.
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that's right and certainly there has been some nervousness on the part of japan and that's one of the reasons for this summit the concern about that potential warming of relations between the united states and north korea in anticipation of that plant summit between those two leaders likely for the end of may early june is something that shinzo abhi the japanese prime minister had cautioned against in fact he has met with donald trump more than any foreign leaders this donald trump took office six times now by our count and certainly well there is some of lack of assurance and perhaps even nervousness on the part of japan there also seems to be an indication as a result of the two leaders sitting down talking to reporters that in fact perhaps japan is warming up to the idea that the sort of approach of maximum pressure put forward by the united states on north korea seems to be working if you be. with japan and the united states supreme tenet's writing leadership in the plying the maximum pressure on north korea which actually successfully made the north
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korean side talk to seek dialogue with us so it's pains to say that our approach has proved successful i would like to commend sonal troublous courage in his decision to have the meeting with the north korean leader and kimberly i guess the other focus of course is trade. right trade that's going to be discussed not only at a joint dinner the two are holding around twenty three thirty g.m.t. this evening but also apparently during a game of golf that will be played at mar-a lago tomorrow now you're right trade is certainly a concern along with security those are the two top issues that we discussed in the summit and really despite the fact that there is this underscoring by the white house about the friendship between the two nations donald trump has been very friendly to japan and so again is those assurances they're seeking you remember those aluminum and steel tariffs that are being slapped on foreign nations foreign
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imports to the united states lot of countries exempted but not japan so that's certainly harmed the friendship a little bit as well there's also the concern about the trans-pacific partnership the president saying in fact he's open to the idea of maybe renegotiating or being a part of it in the future but certainly keeping those options open so again when it comes to trade there are some key sticking points with these two along with security those issues again to be hammered out in the coming day as the two leaders continue their working meeting committee how can they live in west palm beach kimberly thank you. now american coffee giant starbucks will train nearly one hundred seventy five thousand of its staff and that's a combat racial discrimination as it reels from a racism scandal the café chain will close eight thousand of its stores for one afternoon in may to conduct special education sessions releases last week showed two black men being arrested in philadelphia store while they prepare for a business meeting led to angry demonstrations from protesters who accuse starbucks
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of racial profiling well joining us now via skype is douglas sloan he's the political action committee chair for the washington d.c. branch of the national association for the advancement of colored people douglas a very warm welcome to the program great to have your company douglas and how do you feel when you see that footage that's now become infamous playing ads. wow it is really alarming for two reasons number one obviously there is an inherent racial bias that's a play here and number two because it flies in the face of. you know seemingly what would be a starbucks business model starbucks is going to benefit from people literally just sitting in their stores because what happens is they sit there you smell the coffee used to melt the coffee cakes in the donuts and everything in eventually you'll get up and order one even if you you know if you only have two dollars left in your
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pocket you'll buy that's not small coffee because you're there so it benefits starbucks to operate as a community that's people there to do their meetings to sit and use their wives' clyde to work on scripts like they do in los angeles and have meetings as they do around the rest united states so it really been a bit starbucks just operators community and it was really alarming to see not only just racial bias at play but also just a very bad business practice and so i mean it was alarming to douglas epstein but a sense of now was said you know they spent the last couple of days in you know sort of navel gazing and really having a think about what their values on they've agreed to close those you know thousands of stores to you know to give you know training to their staff do you think that's the kind of right first step if you like to to limit the damage but also to send you know a much bigger message. yeah i think c.e.o.
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kevin johnson made a good step in trying to get in front of this before it it gets past him. there's already a movement on social media to boycott starbucks so he's moving his bass if he can to meet with the two young men that were arrested as well as to shut down stores set down all eight thousand stores united states on may twenty ninth to do racial sensitivity training that's a big move that will cost them some money but also would be remiss if i didn't mention that he should look into letting go that him loyalty that call the police on two young men they were sitting in the store or frankly doing what everyone does when they do it's when they go to starbucks which is you know if you wait for a meeting i i can look out my window and see the starbucks it's near my office and
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i hold meetings there all the time and so you're not going to sit in order before the person that you're meeting arrives so you sit and you wait for them and you know god forbid you have to use a bathroom i guess. that goes and you use a battery freshen up and then when they ride then everybody gets coffee and you sit down you jimmy yeah i guess that i wonder just how widespread is is that you know that little clip that we witness fair but that is somebody is everyday reality you know they're facing that in a coffee shop in a school where every as does this serve as a reminder a constant reminder that there is still so much work to be done. absolutely it does and there was also another clip viral regarding employees mistreating an african-american man in starbucks in california i believe it was los angeles where he wanted to use the restroom before he posted his order and she said
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no the restrooms are only for paying customers and then he said well wait i just saw all this coke asian gentleman go into the restroom he broke out its camera on his phone and filmed it and he talked to the guy that came out he said yesterday i asked for the restroom code they gave it to me and i'm going to place my water in guy was like wait a minute this is insane it was blatant racism so yes it is a reminder there's a lot of ground still to cover regarding racism inherent racism and bias in the united states towards people of color and it's something that we need to address as a collective it is important then and this move by kevin johnson at starbucks is a good first step it is doubtless on there joining me from washington d.c. douglas thanks very much thanks for having me protest as i've taken to the streets across india to demand the death penalty for rapists anger is growing over the rape and murder of an eight year old indian girl and in the administered kashmir any of this year and the separate weight of a teenager in top pradesh state two ministers from the ruling b.j.
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potsie were forced to resign after initially offering support to the suspected waitress in kashmir while another j.p. official has been accused of that second rate nearly forty percent and india's rape victims are children. of acas national police chief says he will step down following weeks of public pressure and protests over the murder of a journalist it's the third major resignation of top officials and politicians in slovakia after an investigative reporter yan cushy ak and his fiance were shot day back in february so home reports. another big head rolls in slovakia this time the national chief of police. will step down at the end of may the latest gesture aimed at easing tensions following the february murder of a journalist investigating political corruption weekly protests in the capital bratislava of piled pressure on the governing coalition forcing the resignation of
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prime minister robert last month and on monday the interior minister. if i think that the firing of the police chief is not right it would create polarization of the public instead of soothing the situation in our country i think that under these circumstances i have no further right to be the interior minister. decided to put my resignation in the hands of the president. but this is already a country polarized on the weekend slovaks in their tens of thousands turned their anger on police chief for what they say is the failure of his force to investigate the journalist's killing. and his fiance died in execution style shootings at their home at the time the twenty seven year old was looking into state corruption and alleged links between the government down the mafia in the theft of european aid phones one of the companies was investigating is owned by
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a relative of the police chief despite the offer of a one and a quarter million dollar reward for information on those responsible no one has been prosecuted for the murders as long as that remains the case the protests will likely go on. the u.n. says more than one hundred thousand people have fled their homes in an eastern region of democratic republic of congo since the start of the year attacks on civilians by ethnic militia have driven many to leave it to re province but the government says only about a tenth of that number of displaced and it insists it's now in control of the crisis malcolm webb accompanied the provincial governor on a visit to those affected a areas. homes made of plastic sheet don't help much in the rain. he people have in this camp for displaced people in the town of when you're in the democratic republic of congo they were attacked by militia who cut and killed people with machetes and burned houses. the government
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says the situation under control. we joined the provincial governor on a visit to the conflict area. is remote as it barely broke. down small towns full of people who fled the countryside and came to hear what the governor had to say. the government is saying there must be peace encouraging people to go home and saying the government will do all it can provide security people here a skeptical about his message. each time we visit more displaced people they say it's not safe to go home. because they're all from the lendu ethnic group the victims are ethnic hammers and some lenders to two groups have been rivals in the past could most people here say there is no ethnic conflict right now. with many lendu friends. but they're telling us the government is responsible for what's
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going on that this is a war of the government they're saying this to us every day. many people here have told us they share the same suspicion of the government's role. the u.n. doesn't it has the world's second largest peacekeeping force here we met the mission's chief visiting one of the camps people are insisting that it's a. conflict that nobody no. mind i did not heard at all that the government is behind it i did not that. the government in kinshasa denies involvement as did the provincial governor. i want to assure everyone that the government has done nothing even the provincial government has done nothing we don't have any interest in destabilizing our own territories or killing our own population whoever is behind the violence convincing the population to return won't be easy most homes remain deserted. behind them to fresh graves of those killed.
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others burned in their homes it will take a lot to convince people here. in the democratic republic of congo. to come on out. as water levels. positive signs and they could protect against up to two years. one of the. hello the european weather story is rather a nice one if you like and i feel spring warmth flatties as long as you're living west of minsk this massive cloud he is though it doesn't actually produce much rain
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is indicating a change in the air type because underneath that there would just turning into a northerly flow the rain disappears east of here that northerly breeze means it's below twenty for most of eastern poland and beyond where us look at the rest of your spot the clouds virtually none and spot the temperatures were up above twenty for the most part i suspect we are near the twenty four twenty five mark for london time to get to thursday warmest in paris similar story or were down through west and central europe dyadic ten in kiev unafraid this is the disappointing side of europe given that's where we are where all the action is not very much happening in the mediterranean either there remains the last distribution means a few showers in the gulf of sidra up towards southern italy and an obvious circulation the middle of libya which means you'll be quite hot i think for forty forty one they for a time then that breeze mousie's which takes to dust with it if you're on the north
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those talks. tens of thousands of people in armenia have been protesting against casey as appointment as prime minister he stepped down as president i think it still says his term limits the testes accuse him of trying to hold on to. he said nigeria have fired tear gas at hundreds of shia muslim protesters in a boot it's the second day of rallies in the capital demonstrators are calling for the release of their religious leader if we have sex zacky has been jailed without charge since december twenty fifth in. the livelihoods of two million people in nigeria are under threat because of a lack of water levels in the girl noyo basin have become dangerously low the dam provides water for farmers fishermen and families but authorities have been forced to ration that supply was part of our thirst series up with idris reports now from . four decades water has run through these journals.
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not this year. the once lush green fields have been baked by the scorching sun. most farmers left. but not on what isa who's been cultivating the land here says the dam opened thirty years ago. there may come a time again you are not seen anything like this before it was so sudden some will never recover this year we didn't cultivate ten percent of what we used to because of what a shortage. is did the world to get water for its crops but it's not enough. experts say although there's been an increase in rainfall in the region over the past ten years there's also been a rise in temperatures last year and up to dismount did it at which what that is lost is increasing and that is how it will be of operational so it's not surprising that physically that is been subjected to had it we were operational but that is
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not the only problem the dump has not been properly manage it that is a big lead bridge not that dumb of course we would want to have a few in this kind of problem small islands have sprung up right in the middle of the dam this reserve one holds only ten percent of its one billion cubic meters of water which some four million people depend on for their drinking water fishing and farming. the impact of the receding waters is felt seventy kilometers away. water treatment plants that purify the dams water to supply houses on getting much of it are streams have dried up we experience a lot of difficulty because the little dope will reduce from the intake down to all the docks and from biota not sufficient enough to cut out of the tunnel so this to the government. had already skewered. with the times was the trucks distributing water to almost in
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a major towns but many communities are forced to rely on say sources grow new dam relies on runoff waters to fuel it but sediments from sophos water built up and dredging will cost millions of dollars for now there is no plea from the government to spend but sort of money are going to greece al-jazeera where a new vaccine against the deadly ebola virus appears to provide protection for up to two years an international consortium of researchers has now find that the vaccine was first tested during the west africa bore i wake of twenty thirteen into twenty sixteen which killed more than eleven thousand people mainly in liberia sierra leone and in guinea amongst the twenty eight thousand people infected by the virus one hundred eighty five health workers and as many as two thirds of those cases were fatal world health organization estimates that health workers are between twenty one and thirty two times more likely to be infected with
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a ball other than the general population and so your backs and could be a vital tool in protecting those providing frontline care in an epidemic well angela hutner is an infectious disease physician in geneva university hospital and joins me now live on skype from geneva angela very warm welcome to the program thank you for your company so you are three years i believe in sue a five year study tell us what you've learned. right well we've just finished i have to rehear. but we haven't analyzed those what we've just published either to pull your blood and already there we're seeing too many good durable that the immune response to a single dose of the vaccine across many doses we actually tested we miss our colleagues in africa to study science in africa and our studies in geneva we did a don't we did dose finding studies so we test of different doses and all of the
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doses tested are showing good durability of the antibody response as a how about the vaccine working with people of different backgrounds that's a very good question there are some data on. other vaccines need you working a little bit better in people are african descent we haven't been able to show that with our populations we haven't you know we have about one hundred vaccines here in geneva. and there were only forty in jellyfish kenya it's the numbers are not big enough to really see a strong signal we don't see any difference that is evil a vaccine that we're tested in different take of the vaccine based on a new city but there are some indications that some of accidents particularly influenza and bella might do better in africa not initially at how
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important is it the is it that the vaccine will work along tara and want made a situation where people will have to be given boosters. and to extremely important because of the mediums where those that is most needed so this actually needs to be frozen there needs to be a cold sea and that's very hard to develop and in. the western africa. any remote region really so and so this particular vesting it would be good for these regions if a single dose would be sufficient that's what we're really looking at here we need a booster or not so far we don't have evidence that we need a booster to that but. i guess the one thing that people want to know is will this be affordable given all the research and work that has to go into these vaccines for those people who will need it. that's a very good question and i think
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a lot of the people working on this exene had the same question recently we had a meeting with america who now. has the right commercial rights to the vaccine and this question was raised and i think very much more of is that is is very committed to making this vaccine affordable it's certainly not a money making venture for him and they're working very hard to get it approved and they know the market to the market and they know where it's where it would be used and i think they have no intention of making it very expensive like some vaccines that would be sold in. the west side i don't think that that's the of your fear and they're joining me on skype from geneva and. thank you referencing. in south sudan more than two hundred child soldiers have been released from military ranks the from an armed group known as the south sudan
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national liberation movement which is affiliated with the opposition in february more than three hundred children were freed human rights organizations say south sudan is with nineteen silas and child soldiers who've been recruited in the five year long civil war. france's president has warned that the european union could descend into what he calls civil war because of increasing divisions between liberal democracies and euro skeptic nationalists and manuel mccollum was setting out his vision for the future of the in a speech to the european parliament members not to sleep all towards nationalism of the expense of european unity. now a former employee of the firm that's the hearts of the facebook data breach scandal has been testifying here in the u.k. but may keyser told the parliamentary committee that she would not stand by as companies a cambridge analytical exploit of people's data she also is the major backer of the brics referendums long campaign assessing personal data for political purposes or
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reports but humans as well brittany kaiser was asked to testify as someone who'd worked on the political campaigns of both barack obama and donald trump in the united states working for cambridge analytical on the trump campaign she made it clear her role was to target small groups of people harvest their personal information and attempt to change their political opinions a practice she did without compunction then but has now decided it was disgraceful the elite have spent too many years using technology to take advantage of people's openness and good will and i won't stand by any longer to observe this privileged abuse of power intentionally or unintentionally i want to help shed light in these dark places and to help people be more responsible in their actions cambridge analytical then moved in on the leave dot edu campaign during the breaks at referendum the company she said told our own banks the millionaire backer of leave
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so that they could do for the bricks and camp what they had done for donald trump in the end she said believe campaign haven't taken their services but in a major allegation she claimed that mr banks had taken their idea and harvested lists of his own commercial customers and targeted them for political messaging a practice is illegal in britain mr banks denies the claim when i did visit the elgin insurance and leave you had quarters which was the same building with the same staff that when a senior scientist in my soul spent time with. their phone rang i was told by the people using the phone bank that the individuals that they were calling were out of the insurance database it will clearly be room for people's personal data maybe help our insurance company to be used on a political campaign without their consent and so on the question is was consensual given and if not then it's not quite as potentially quite a serious data breach that it should be investigated fully by the information
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commissioner like a former colleague christopher wiley she painted a picture of cambridge analytical as an organization which was a moral and which was happy to destabilise any political campaign on behalf of any wealthy backers it all adds to a body of evidence being gathered by the u.k. government which is increasingly worried about how the use of data is potentially undermining basic democratic principles lawrence lee al jazeera london palestinians have been marking prisoners day in a show of solidarity with thousands of palestinians held in israeli jails well the six thousand five hundred thousand palestinians are currently being held in israeli jails that includes three hundred fifty children and sixty three women four hundred twenty seven of prisoners are being held without charge or even trial on the israel's policy of administrative detention according to rights groups one thousand eight hundred prisoners require medical care seven hundred of whom suffer from
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serious and chronic conditions since israel began its military occupation of the west bank and the gaza strip one thousand nine hundred sixty seven well than eight hundred thousand palestinians have been imprisoned by israel that number represents twenty percent of the total palestinian population are in a smith went to one of the protest sites for families of the hundreds of gaza residents in israeli jails have gathered. there are three hundred forty five palestinians from gaza are in israeli jails and this is how the marking it here all of these posters you can see are somebody somebody is relative who's been in israeli jail and relatives have not been able to go and see and i'm joined by a cashier who's one of the organizers of those event ramsey how does this affect family psychological and when they count get to go and see their relatives yeah actually today. the national day for the cinema is minutes and that i legit is and it was approved in one thousand nine hundred seventy four by
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a set out of south. press and b s this actually we committed this. for a lot of that business and because they'll give you all send them a message that we all was stand with you we all was supposed to you we all was we do what you have on we could what we can to get them to get you know you. get to have freedom back to our water to your families and you will go to the funds how does it affect the families when they call him going to see those relatives in prison actually when we talk about his that are huge is we talk about medical. and legal actions we talk about to prisoners. and how they don't abide to the molesting in the old show this a boy. then we saw a little bit was not a somewhat our last boss who when we talk about the family is actually the family as we start we try to help them and it's nice to get them released but i sue.
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to reduce the psychological. emotional effect on the family as you are showing by them i'm just stunned by the ramsey thank you very much the job was if you want to share your lines here in gaza leading up to the not what the palestinians call a catastrophe the seventy thousand of us are. the bombing of the state was. one person's been killed in the u.s. when a passenger plane made an emergency landing after one of its engines exploded southwest airlines seventy three seven was on its way from new york to dallas with one hundred forty eight people on board it was forced to land in philadelphia passengers reported hearing a loud bang and a rattling noise after the engine blew and i could doreen couple kidnapped by colombian rebels are still alive according to a video released by the armed group as the second abduction in less than a month by the group which is active on the remote border region between the two
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countries to journalists and their driver were killed last week while being held by the group which is made up of former foreign guerrillas who refused to give up their weapons under a twenty six team the steel scientists believe they've made a major breakthrough in the fight against plastic pollution it's estimated around ten million tons is dumped in the ocean every year and could save hundreds of years to decompose but an international team say they have engineers and enzyme that eats through the most popular form of plastic in the seanad bellus reports it's a discovery that came about accident. piles of plastic in every city in the world in remote regions with nowhere to go. since its invention last century the disposal of plastic has plagued the world three quarters of it sits in landfills floods the oceans even the tampa st that's recycled is simply remold it never truly broken down until now we can break it down to its
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building blocks and then put it back into. this water bottles and things like this subject to recover those urgent type properties of bacteria discovered recently in a japanese recycling plant feeds on the world's most common plastic known as p.t. this is an enzyme aging the plastic magnified three thousand times the scientists wanted to study how it works but accidentally spit it up we actually thought we were making the enzymes floor by by tenzing a few amino acids but actually we've made it faster we've made an improved version of the enzyme better than the natural one already that's really exciting because that means that there is potential to optimize this and say even further the science has a long way to go enzyme can only digest plastic and needs to be scaled up in a commercially viable way basically we can just make gallons of powdered enzyme and
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then pour into a fox that this is what we're aiming to do so just in the same way that washing prior to terence were developed and made more stable been able to work at high temperatures low temperatures we're going to do the same with this enzyme and hopefully create something that we can use in an industrial scale every minute one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans if we continue this trained by twenty fifty it's predicted there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish it's an all consuming problem that scientists hope enzymes could help eat up charlotte dallas. so it's come on the sound as they are news our. feeling about running in his second london marathon. business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places together.
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let's get all the days with. julie thank you so much barcelona have extended their on the spanish league at a forty games they did so despite a late scare from celta vigo. leading to one the catalans conceded a late goal and had to hang on with just ten men to secure a two two draw the single point does mean however that they extend their lead at the top of the table so they're now twelve points clear it's still mathematically possible for them to be caught at let it go in second still have eighteen points to play for them overtaking bar so would take a major collapse by the catalans fabio cannavaro ever grand have booked their
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place in the knockout stage of the asian champions league the italian a world cup winner watched as side thrashed of their zero three one or grant are the chinese champions their china's most successful club in the competition and they're looking to win it for a record only. so one blue wings had to beat the sheema antlers to go through and that's exactly what they did the south korean side winning one nil the antlers also went through despite the loss. alley of saudi arabia be. in group a both sides are heading to the next round. but were already through anyway they regress alongside zaba one from group b. who drew against lokomotiv tashkent and barium united go through with wang show
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from group g. after their win. australia have booked their place in the final of the women's asian cup but they were put through a real task by thailand down to one in stoppage time the aussies were on the brink of elimination but alam academy got an equaliser forcing extra time the game eventually had to go to penalties australia holding their nerve to secure a three one shooter when. the australians will face defending champions japan for the title the job easy to find out three want progress japan beat australia one now and twenty four to find. the vending n.b.a. champions the golden state warriors have taken control of their playoff series with the senate spars in the absence of staff curry thirty two points from kevin durant's lead the way for the warriors and game two andy richardson reports.
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with the golden state warriors stall man steph curry missing through injury the sun and spurs months have been hoping to exploit some previously unexplored florals the warriors though do still have time kevin durant's a call on. how they got the warriors with big winners in game one but the spurs led a tough time fifty three forty seven three loss of excuse me for on top of that was the cue for durant's and played thompson as a further step up their game one of. the worries made fifty three point shots compared to the. just full nights. this game the second time that some sun and durant each called thirty or more in the game for the worry is the other occasion was a game three of the twenty seven seed finals a series which saw the warriors beating the cleveland cavaliers four one to claim
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their second championship in three years. the worry is finishing this game as win is won sixty one i want to make it allowed thirty two. really want to i guess. take a lot of energy out of me. is trying to. be simple and easy. i guess. we're not going to roll over. the mentality there we. want to take the fight to you know go home with us i meant early and also we should. look at the warriors two up in the series with the action now moving to san antonio to game three of the richardson al-jazeera. in monday's other games when wade scored twenty eight points to end the seventy six or seventy game winning streak we also moved into town and the all time playoff scores less money going to one hundred thirteen
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to one hundred three to level the series parts four time olympic champion mel far is preparing to run his second london marathon on sunday the thirty five year old who last ran it in two thousand and fourteen and finished eighth says he's training hard of this time the briton retired from the track last year and is ranked twenty seventh in the world but says that actually might work in his favor it's great feeling you know not having as much pressure as you know on the track you know when you do another track because between. twenty seven there's a lot of guys you can run not far from me. who is good for you but you know for me when i turn up i'm going to give one hundred ten percent and the work under my name is to do the marfan and to learn as much as i can and mixing with the guys. john is now in third seed alexanders of rabbits three to the third round of the monte carlo
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masters the german who had received a first round bye struggled early a lot in his match against shields or never was a step down before rallying to win the match a poor six six three six two in the more than two hours. it was a similar story for fourth seed grigor dimitrov in the first round match but the ball garion had to come from a sat down to be unseated apart here in their breath after losing the first set to crowd his game and won the next two to close out the match and reach the second round and that's all you sport proud it's now back to chile and london far assigned q well that's it for me in the team here for this news hour i will be back in just a second though with a much more of the day's news see that. rewind
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if you're in beijing looking out the pacific ocean you'd see american warships when miss somehow time is aiming to replace america and around the world well the chinese are not that stupid these guys want to dominate a huge chunk of the planet this sounds like a preparation for our first president george washington said if you want peace prepare for war the coming war on china part one on a just. when the news breaks you please on the mailman city and the story builds to be forced to leave would just be when people need to be heard to women and girls are being bought and given away in refugee camps al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you the winning documentaries and live news and not out of fear i got to commend you all i'm hearing is good journalism on air and on mine.

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