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this is al-jazeera and live from studio fourteen here at al-jazeera headquarters in doha santa maria welcome to the news when you've got the power to consolidate it seems that's what this president. is setting up to do as he calls a presidential election for june twenty fourth that is just three months away and more than a year earlier than planned we will be looking at how domestic and international politics especially the war in syria might affect his chances also in the great north korea donald trump said that been high level talks but he's now confirmed it was his secretary of state. who met kim jong un himself going to discuss whether this whole idea of peace and disarmament on the peninsula is actually starting to look like a possibility. for the council as there is no name all synonymous with the island but president roh. who was once handed power by his brother fidel is now preparing
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to step down and so we wonder what will cuba look like after sixty years are going by the castors and malaria kills millions of people around the world looking at some of the social media campaigns to raise awareness and also find that disease and we have a homemade connection there throughout the show using the hash tag a misprint. here with the newsgroup live on air and streaming online through you tube facebook live in that al-jazeera dot com get ready for an election campaign in turkey the country is now going to the polls in just over two months after president reject tayyip erdogan called a surprise election big surprise actually this will be a year ahead of schedule more than a year and appears to be a push by zero to one to eventually change the system of government in turkey you might remember back in twenty seventeen turkey held a referendum on potential changes to the constitution which would have seen the
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prime minister's office abolished and the government changed to a full presidential system rather than the parliamentary one in a speech broadcast on live television no one talked about a need to urgently switch to a quote new executive system we heard from n.s.a. a little bit earlier director of european studies at the states a foundation this is a turkish political think tank just out of the decision a things this early election was called to bring a sense of stability with all that's going on around turkey right now. of course it's early elections and this is a surprise but at the same time since we had this referendum last year and we had an drastic change in the turkish. political system from parliamentary to a presidential system and this is them will be introduced in the in the first elections so we had two years time one of years time but this is this
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let's say putting the country in a limbo you know until until the last elections and this uncertainty is causing some problems in the in the country especially in the economy and that's why i think the government now decided to. elections earlier than expected and normal time in the country needs to warm especially given the challenges turkey is facing in its foreign policy in syria all the surrounding regions plus turkey needs a stable government stable economy which the country has a young population and that's why i think the it's first take a political stability the second issue is the economic stability deaths these are the main reasons for the elections in the country. news just happening in the last couple of hours or so just for a bit of background a helpful info graphic for you around zero comments from last year's referendum that i talked about the reason i'm pointing this out to you is because it explains
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what president obama is looking for and it's got the slide here of before and after so you basically see how much power would be moved into president iran's with hands under this executive system that he wants if you look us up turkey referendum twenty seventeen just bear in mind this is last year's one but it's good background information for you there in the interactive section. no we were hoping to have some answers soon as to exactly what happened at the site of a suspected chemical attack in syria early this month but we are still waiting and specters from the global chemical weapons watchdog the o.p.c. w.-r. in syria but haven't been able to get into duma yet united nations security officials went in to survey the area but they apparently came under fire so the area is still considered too dangerous to even those inspectors and remember the investigators looking into this alleged chemical attack on april seventh they want to sign blame though syria's state media earlier reported the weapons experts had
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entered the former rebel enclave but now o.p.c. w. officials say they don't know when the team will be able to and then her of course is following all these developments for us from beirut in lebanon what do you bring us up to speed with well i guess where we are have we actually moved any further at this point. no because the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons in their latest statement saying they do not know when their chemical weapons inspectors can be deployed to do my saying that any deployment will have to receive security clearance and clearly the security is not good because in this statement the o.p.c. w. confirming what a u.n. official told us earlier and that is the u.n. security team that entered on choose they came under small fire that team visited two sites in one of the sites it came under small arms fire and there was an explosive device that was detonated close by there were no injuries and the team returned to damascus now in this statement no finger of blame was pointed at any group responsible for this shooting incident now but who is in control of it is
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under the control of the russian military as well as the syrian government both of them claiming victory just a few days ago and saying that the area has been quote fully liberated from terrorists now must go and damascus have been accused by western powers of hampering the work of the o.p.c. w. as well as trying to prevent them and delay them from reaching the site now once they reach the site what are they supposed to do they're supposed to collect samples soil samples and they're supposed to talk to witnesses and there are concerns that the hard evidence is no longer there because of the time limit and there are concerns that these witnesses fear intimidation and will not speak freely . and so are we just whites then i guess the c.w. has no real emotion so they don't have any real power but they just by themselves and we're going to wait for more instruction ideas. well yes they're going to have to wait for that security clearance but at the end of the day even if the o.p.c. w. enters duma and they release their findings and they say yes the chemical weapons attack actually happened that is not going to trigger any retaliation because we
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saw western nations retaliate against what they believe was a chemical weapons attack perpetrated by the syrian government western nations think they had their own group and that's what happened on saturday they targeted chemical weapons facilities in and around damascus but of course if the opi c.w. does say an attack actually happened it would be damning for the government as well of course they cannot apportion blame so we have to wait to see whether or not this team will actually get access to duma in the coming days thank you live in beirut. now new al-jazeera dot com this wednesday just as we continue to talk syria a profile of bashar al assad not only is that a profile on the timeline it aggregates the best down to zero documentaries and films on the syria president there are news reports there are a.j. plus clips as well if you struggle to understand this war and no one would blame you if you did then a bit of a history check can help if you search for profile bashar al assad at al-jazeera
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but we're only finding out about it now and remember pompei is the man trump wants as the next secretary of states at this visit we really laying the groundwork for the trump kim face to face it seems japan's keeping close tabs with the u.s. on the issue as well prime minister shinzo aba he's in the u.s. at the moment holding talks with president trump who was at pains to reassure japan a very close alliance even though these north korea talks are happening and there's also the ever strengthening intra korea talks to the north and south delegations from both sides ready to meet again next week and so has openly said it does want to talk about officially ending the korean war remember that is not officially over well a diplomatic editor of course is james bay is usually based in new york at the united nations but he is in north korea right now and reporting from there is his report. north korean officials are not commenting on all confirming the visit of mike pompei oh to this city all of the information at this stage is coming from the u.s.
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side but this is the highest level visit for a serving u.s. official since secretary of state madeline albright came to pyongyang in the year two thousand the us doesn't have diplomatic relations with north korea there is no embassy here members of the diplomatic community have told me though they are aware that there is a channel of communication of negotiation ongoing between the u.s. and north korea but tween the cia and the north korean intelligence service they clearly are looking at the possibility of a meeting between the supreme leader kim yong and president trump the possible things that could be discussed possible things that could happen at the end of that meeting for example three american citizens who are held in jail here in north korea the americans want them to be released but also have been talking about the possible venues for a meeting could it be in europe could it be here in pyongyang could it be down in
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the demilitarized zone between north and south korea are there other places that we mentioned mongolia for example. so all this talk about talking and diplomacy i want you to consider all of that through a slightly different lens have a look at this this is an al-jazeera dot com article from october twenty seventeen so it's not that lower and donald trump seems pretty adamant in fact i think there's a couple of his tweets further down here presidents and their administrations have been talking to north korea for twenty five years agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn't worked agreements violated before the ink was dry this is all diplomacy is talking about making fools of us negotiators sorry but only one thing will work so just six months ago we seem to be on a fast track to an armed conflict apparently only one thing would work now what's going on scott's not a let's ask him a senior fellow for korea studies at the council on foreign relations joining us from washington d.c. mr snyder what is going on it feels like peace in our lifetime is it is
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a possibility here how do you feel things seem to change or have we just been looking at a sort of an outward bullishness from president trump while soulless talking was happening in the background. well the diplomatic outreach against the backdrop of the threats and rising tensions from last year certainly do give outside observers a sense of whiplash but it's very important that a process of communication between the u.s. and north korea be established it sounds like director pompei o. you know has enabled that process to be put into place and then the question is you know what are the terms. of mutual understanding between trump and kim jong un that we can envision and obviously denuclearization and reduce tensions in the direction toward peace are the big picture items that would have to be on the table in that
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context so it's important then that might pump a way because i do remember a school of thought when we first heard about the trump kim talks was that well it shouldn't go straight to that presidential leadership level because you know if that doesn't work and where do you go after that maybe the pump aoe trip is some pretty shrewd work. well you got to prepare for this sort of summit meeting this is not the extensive step by step process in which the president is usually the closer of an already made agreement instead this is the opening of a process where the leaders are going to give guidance and we're going to have i think extensive follow up and frankly lots of possible risks of breakdown in terms of trying to implement an agreement that might have been made by the leaders and so this is the opening of what is probably going to be
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a long process towards tension reduction and denuclearization presumably in tandem with each other to what degree do you think the other players are on board because we can talk about north korea and the united states but japan is very important south korea is very important china is very important as well how much do you think they're on board with all of this. well i think there's a lot of work to be done on that front clearly prime minister abbott is the end moral law go talking with president trump today precisely because of concerns and the surprises. that came from the announcement that president trump would meet with kim jong un and so there's a lot of concerns to be allayed i think that we've seen a manifestation of expression of concern from beijing in terms of xi jinping jumping into the game with kim jong un and then planning potentially to go to pyongyang following this series of meetings and so you know this is
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a process where the us d p r k interaction is really at the center but there are also concentric circles we have south korea trying to play a mediating role and ultimately it's a process if you're going to have a stable peace in northeast asia that involves national security interests of all the countries in the region tell me what your gut feeling is on all of this scott as i had alluded to earlier six months ago we would not have even thought about this idea of talks actually happening what's your gut feeling about where it could go over the next while that sign of a six months well we're watching the unfolding of a high risk a diplomatic poker game especially between trump and kim with moon jane also playing a role and there are and ever and everybody's putting all their chips on the table and we'll have to kind of see you know how it plays out there will be winners and losers and one hopes that this diplomatic process succeeds because the alternative
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would be an enhanced prospect of confrontation scots not i'm glad we could talk to you about this it is fascinating watching it all unfold isn't it thank you for your time thank you. every in photographic on north korea which has ever been produced by now online team has been put in one place we like to make it handy for you north korea all you need to know explained in graphics does exactly what it says the history of the two koreas is there it's also got the north's nuclear range its nuclear history tests trade between north and south it's all there and it will help put you in the picture on what as we just discussed with scott is a very significant story so it's for north korea zero dot com and when you do so on the left hand side just click the in photographic filter and you will find that one nice and easy when you think huber you think castro it's just that simple whether it's fidel or roll the castros are synonymous with cuba but now that era is coming
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to an end the successor to president roh will be chosen as the national assembly convenes to decide if at a meeting today wednesday and thursday this process bringing to a close the family's dominance of cuban politics and cuban life let's face it which is lost since the nine hundred fifty nine communist revolution. it was fidel the world would first come to know back then a rebel leader who helped overthrow the dictator but the but the easter fidel enforced soviet style communism for half a century creating friction with the united states and in fact diplomatic ties were caught in a trade embargo was implemented cuba's times of the soviet union created further tension with the u.s. and we had what became known as the cuban missile crisis a thirteen day standoff over the installation of nuclear weapons in cuba fidel eventually handed power to his brother raul in two thousand and eight at the age of
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eighty four he died just eighteen months ago but not before witnessing diplomatic relations with the u.s. finally normalized in that arrangement there between his brother raul and barack obama in two thousand and fifteen off we go to have analysts say in human is our latin america editor someone who knows this story lucy i would say as well if not better than anyone you've reported on it for so long tell us about this moment where the castro name begins to fade. well actually precisely it it's been almost sixty years and as you very well put it it's synonymous with cuba at least look at her for the last four generations and what's extraordinary is what happening at this very moment the national assembly is meeting they are going through the motions of nominating the president of the national assembly and they will then name the thirty one members of the council of state who in turn then will choose the next president now this is not like in other
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countries there are no candidates who are posted people don't know who these candidates are going to be but the only thing we do in our now we know and this is what is extraordinary about what is happening right now look the only person who will not be named president of cuba for the first time again and almost six decades old bastard. barring the unthinkable eighty six year old president raul castro will be handing over power for the first time in six decades to a cuban who doesn't carry his last name and who was born after the one nine hundred fifty nine revolution that he's helping to power for only four generations of cubans live in this have an apartment grandmother is a daughter ianna granddaughter another girl and her two children only eighty five year old elsa remembers a time when jubal this is not ruled by. castro you really have to do it when the
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revolution triumphs everyone was happy because there were high expectations. but like the beautiful decaying city of havana the expectations began to crumble cubans had the education and health care but they became isolated economically and technologically under a one party communist system. twenty six year old plans to join millions of other cubans whose emigrated. young people are hungry for something else to have access to things we don't have to. paid a decent wage. some say role cast a pragmatist came to power too late after ill health forced his elder brother fidel to resign pradelle castro is still glorified here as the supreme leader of the cuban revolution but it is the who will be remembered for introducing some long awaited reforms to the communist system and the decade that he has been at the helm
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none of these reforms though include easing even slightly one party states absolute grip on political power. and while castro's attempts to improve cuba's socialist economic model have fallen far short of their mark his main objective now is to ensure political continuity with the communist party dictating policy guidelines and that's the way he likes it that's that's the style. he was. a. political decision making process. and so not surprisingly on the eve of what will be the end of the nira on the streets of cuba's capital there's a sense that little is about to change not come out there's very little mystery as to who will replace raul castro is the man that he has been grooming for this job now for many years we go there he is the first the
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vice president of cuba but personally don't think i'm going to be out of the picture altogether he's expected to remain as the. head of the communist party of cuba powerful organization that as we've just been saying will dictate the guidelines to the government from now on the scene humans live in havana thank you for that and she has a reporter's notebook as well about zero dot com which expands on that report but i also want to show you this is a really nice simply laid out a graphic for you. on. me on what made castro castro does fidel of course from his speeches and his quotes to his fashion sense and his ideals it is called castro the making of a legend it is that al jazeera dot com in the interactive section and i actually just want to make a point about the scene human she was actually the have an a bureau chief for one of our competitors many many years ago the reason i make
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that point she knows the country and the story inside out go to our desire dot com search for stories great background context for you. know something really different here starbucks the coffee chain which has announced it will close more than eight thousand of its company owned u.s. stores for one day may twenty ninth to conduct racial bias education for its one hundred seventy five thousand employees or he was looking at this one racial bias education first one sure going to explain to us of the but there's a huge reaction i'm sure was locals in the trending story and a lot of outraged people are really angry about this now the announcement on tuesday came off to the arrest of two black men at a starbucks in philadelphia it sparked protests and calls for a boycott online so what happened exactly well this video shows police talking to men seated at a table while waiting for a friend while they were waiting to have this business meeting and the store
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manager had accused them of trespassing and then called the police a starbucks will now have to work with the national association for the advancement of colored people the anti-defamation league and other groups to set up racial bias education for stuff now many say that this training won't solve the issue of racial profiling instead it's just a way to improve the company's reputation the u.s. film producer and media personality terry in the shade posted this on twitter. when they do that racial sensitivity class b.s. that's a way of them making themselves look innocent by saying well we weren't being racist towards black people we just didn't know any better so this is why we're going to give ourselves some classes so that next time we'll know better because we're naive . and that's a con game if these people like starbucks and others if they're not willing to put financial resources in the communities that they have disenfranchised give money to nonprofit black organizations that help black people specifically if they're not
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put in with their money where their mouth is. well this think that it is a good initiative and measure shows that the incident is being taken seriously take a listen to matthew knowles he's a professor and author of racism from the eyes of a child. you know hopefully star bucks social courage in training one hundred seventy five thousand employees is an example to all mainstream press all major corporations and others police around the country you need training this racial thing is for real and the only way we can even make a dent is to start training now might maybe specially mainstream press maybe they are right about racism thank you starbucks for stepping up we can look forward to first thing i want to do to mars is call the president of starbucks well let us
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training and i'm the one they have a plan and of course the latest on techies election with president calling a snap election for june the twenty fourth. and that news breaking and developing. for you at al-jazeera dot com. ok so yes we do want to go back spent president. on about two hours ago actually calling this snap election in turkey and we are going to go to istanbul on skype and i but i is with us electra at the university in both thank you for joining us today you initial reaction we surprised that this. well came out everybody was surprised by this shock in the house and why the president because at least it was to make it that is going to be on the twenty sixth of ogust as the m.h.c. president president elect bought chile that is the nationalist party in turkey he
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was a meeting with the president today and it was expected that it's going to be after this second eight of even of heart but this came as a very shocking announcement of the president it's going to be on the twenty fourth of june and that is the most important mental but that president everyone is doing maybe i think it is a very successful through active move that is going to our consul use the opposition from the one hand and give add one more momentum to win the coming elections because it's very important. well look further to that let me put to you a question which came in from one of our viewers on facebook who asked do you think erdogan has paved the way for an easy victory in these elections because of what's happened in the past because of where you tell us economic developments jobs the
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war in syria has enough gone his way for him to feel and are in a confident position. of course all of these the president here in turkey is known as the leadership by sterve it's he's doing all these things if you look at the infrastructure the country the economy every sector in the country witnessed that president at one has made a big renaissance in turkey but also add to this the recent victory in africa in the cross border operation now and those also the timing is they told you it comes a week after the end versity of the failed coup attempt that was on the twenty eighth if it went to sixteen on the fifteenth of june this when is it going to be and if week after which is a very good chance before people go to public holiday before people they start going to the holiday the summer holiday and also it's that time where everybody's
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going to have that sentiment of unity behind a president who is doing olisa achievement so it's and terms of the timing it's good also in terms of the economy it's going to boost they economy are they you know like all day. in the past few months this is add to that it's started by quite a bit of recap very of the economy and attack it later on by the hat but is this not a problem i did want to ask you about the economy because i think when it comes down to it the economy is always one of the most important issue for the viruses and it hasn't been as good a shape as it was in the past as you said the currency has suffered and i wonder if people will remember that when they go into the voting birth. that's one of the things look in turkey here the people there but the economy as you said is the most simple to think and they do after a shape the ruling developments in justice pariente people what they did in the past though in the past few months and also in the year you would say that there is
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a kind of you know a collapse and you can't say a collapse but a kind of retreat in the development and that would push it all to first as the campaign was speaking about a step militate speaking about a kind of you know boosting the economy with a presidential a cyst that is going to give war a porch it is for investment and insisted but the date and it depends on the campaign how it's going to be run by the president on the other hand you have an opposition party who is completely perfect less of their polygamist and they don't know where to do they're confused by this announcement by the president they will not have a very solid candidate at this moment and that would confuse them so the only option the voters have is to go with the president alternative otherwise if they move to two thousand and ninety it's going to lead to more problems it's may it may
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have the opportunity of all those who are blocked it. to go ahead that is the narrative you're hearing here at broader political parties and that it depends are absolutely on how they are ruling party is going to run the campaign and over i fear we'll be talking more in the next three months thank you so much for your time today. we've got some breaking news coming out of libya general khalifa haftar his chief of staff who has survived an assassination attempt we've got more about the one had our correspondent in tripoli to bring us up to date with this from the . this is the chief of staff of the army. for have to his name is general at the desert in the early and his convoy was targeted by a car bomb today. it was moving from the city to another word
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and the word is the residence is one civilian was killed in that attack and another one did according to sources are on the ground and. the forces accompanying another already starting shooting in the air to disperse the people because they were afraid that another attack might happen and target people as it happened before a two months ago. now this is an indication of the power vacuum that has happened in one of us the full longer. i have to the absence because of his illness and his health issues recently as you know come out that have been has been suffering from a brain a stroke endy he is believed to be receiving treatment medical treatment in france and even before that the operation dignity camp in the east of the country has been
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suffering from divisions and disputes inside the operation dignity camp itself and also i have to remind you that general abizaid another already there was targeted today he is one of two contenders that are competing to the police or a general. he is competing against the absalom and has the that is the head of the operation chamber of operation dignity in the east of the country so again this is an indication of the decay is a vacuum that has followed the absence of an egregious. i have to end it seems that there is no stability any sooner with this with that with this case happening in the east of the country and especially embassy thank you for the update without the la hood is live in tripoli in libya right i want to point out pretty shocking
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statistic for you actually around the world every two minutes a child dies of malaria so we have been on air now for thirty nine almost forty minutes now which means twenty children have died from malaria since today's newsgroup began its pretty frightening thought but what we've got is some hope that things could be turned around a new way of detecting malaria which has been credited with causing the number of people have died from the disease in senegal scientists have developed technology that seen cases drop twenty percent we're talking about an early detection machine which can pick up even the tiniest amount of the parasite in the blood in just an hour still a long way to go malaria remains africa's biggest killer and worldwide there were five million cases in twenty sixteen million homes takes us for a look now at how big a problem or larry has become right across the globe. it's preventable and curable and yet malaria kills an estimated four hundred forty five thousand people every
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year the latest figures from the world health organization show there were around two hundred eleven million cases in two thousand and fifteen but that went up by five million the following year a backward step the un's health agency is warning after years of progress malaria is a debilitating disease caused by parasites and transmitted through mosquito bites patients may suffer from fever tiredness vomiting and headaches but without proper treatment it can progress and to a severe illness ninety one percent of those who die from malaria are in africa seventy percent of them a children under the age of five what's new about these findings from the w.h.o. is that they zeroed in on the impact that conflict and instability is having on the global fight against malaria nigeria for example one of the worst countries affected it's long been fighting boko haram the democratic republic of congo also
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features prominently millions of people there have been displaced by years of interests not conflict but yemen is moving up the list it's in the grip of a civil war and now a malaria epidemic and venezuela to once an example of progress well a political and economic crisis there has reversed that around three point two billion people that's almost half the world's population are at risk of malaria the challenges are enormous are at risk of malaria the challenges are enormous not the least of which is finding the money to deal with it the w.h.o. gets around two point seven billion dollars a year to meet its goals in the next two it needs more than twice that. so this coincides with a began to me larry summers in london healer and then online campaigns and plenty of try to go with it yeah plenty of campaigns all the trying to raise awareness of the plight for many people who have the disease now we're talking about
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a range of hashtags on twitter right now ready to beat malaria malaria must die and malaria future of people and organizations are sharing content looking at how far we've come in the fight to beat malaria and what better way to do that than by telling the success stories in africa has is being mentioned as one of the key examples since twenty fourteen the country has seen a reduction in malaria deaths by ninety two percent it's made significant efforts in prevention education and also access to medical help with the government's a national malaria control program people in remote areas have been given the tools to prevent the disease including acting anti malaria medicine and most of what we're seeing on social media is about raising awareness the campaign malaria mistah is the millions can live features a bunch of celebrities calling on the commonwealth that is to take action and footballer david beckham launched the ambitious global campaign calling on the to
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is to unite and fight malaria. all we can be the generation that ends it good malaria must go on so millions can live. so do you think your government is doing enough to combat malaria sinister comments or questions here's the hash tag aging is great claudia sent us a comment on facebook live actually she said thank you for this as well claudia i've had malaria three times the last time i almost died it's
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a massive problem and i don't see how preventable this curse is a very understandable position for you quote if you've had it three times thank you for sharing that story now with the syrian war into its eighth year life for many refugees is only getting more difficult of course but it's even pushing some parents to marry off their daughters just as soon as they can not answer the reports now from jordan's count of where child marriage is on the rise among syrian refugee. but mob is almost fifteen and living in a syrian refugee camp when her parents told her she was engaged she fought with them for days before she agreed to marry she's now sixteen has a five month old daughter and another baby on the way she says she loves her husband but their lives are hard they work ten hours a day every day at a factory people say to me when you are still young you have
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a baby and you are married at this age. this is the normal life for my situation and i'm ok with that more than seven years into the syrian war life is becoming increasingly difficult for refugees forced to flee to countries such as jordan poverty is the primary reason driving families to marry off their girls. according to statistics from jordan's court system child marriage among syrian refugees primarily girls is on the raw is in twenty fourteen fifteen percent of all syrian marriages included a child bride now it's thirty six percent last year jordan's chief justice issued new stipulations allowing girls the right to demand a marriage contract with conditions including completing their education and working but the united nations children's agency unicef says girls need even greater protection what we would like to do more is the prevention as really work
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with courts work with religious leaders and really promoting the rights of the education that we need to break the cycle of poverty and prevent them from dropping out of school and calling into our lives but most says her biggest regret is dropping out of school at the age of ten she hopes early marriage and her family stops with her generation. i wish i could have continued my studies this is my destiny i want to let my daughter get to method she needs to be twenty five or so it's still much responsibility. when asked about her dreams for the future but most says she just wants to live in one room independently from her in-laws natasha in aim al-jazeera a man. is with us now from amman says the project and development manager
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at the sisterhood is global institute and it's great to have you with us. i mean it's an awful thing to talk about girls so young being married off with almost no choice is there a level of understanding of why this is happening that such a desperate situation in syria is driving people to do this and that i feel by actually have no other choice. you know the interesting thing is that we do not for example ilo allow our kids or minors to have a driver's license or torrent the house on their own or even to you know just have any documents for themselves or issue a passport but we agreed to let them for example establish a family which is the really strange just think what happens with the syrian refugees is that as you mentioned in your report it is very important that they
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live in harsh circumstances poverty and you know those family is the first thing they think of is getting rid of their daughters because this is the thing that could bring them money and for example if they're living in poverty in small lair accommodations this is the thing to do to get rid of the girls to with their big families for example they will feel better at home and the other thing is for example for those girls they would good to get rid of school but they don't understand that in the future they cannot be economically empowered that they cannot work later on and for example those girls enter the cycle of poverty from the beginning of their marriage so this is wrong they can only work because even according to the jordanian law it is not allowed for them to work sort to interrupt you and i know we've got a delay on the satellite so i apologize for that i just want to try to understand should be doing something about this is this
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a governmental issue for jordan to look at is it something where religious leaders didn't need to be engaged to. change minds and what can actually be done. well all of those parties for example if you need to change the cultural norms you need everybody to be involved the legislations have to be more strict for example if the father is involved in this marriage in the sara lee marriage he has to go to prison not only pay a fine so this is the easiest way for him to get out of trouble for example even the sheriff who does this is early marriages certificate he has to be punished as well even the community all the community has to engage in this action for example as civil society we have to have a big role in awareness raising for those that if you gee communities they have to
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know their legal rights they have to know what are the ages of getting married they have to know how to do their the cue mentation the right way for example when a girl is their limited she does not know that the a she cannot get proper search difficult for her marriage and that later on she cannot get even their papers for her children for example when they go later on to hospitals she cannot deliver her baby they will not accept her in the hospital because she has not just that as a married woman and so she has she lost so many of her rights just because of that she does not know as well that if she gets married she will not have her legal rights as divorced woman has seemed sorry when she gets divorced joining us from a thank you for your time and your expertise on bringing the subject to light thank you so much. we're off to the movies now but it's more board about where we're going to the movies right saudi arabia saudi arabia eighty five you are
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a big deal yeah so like me says saudi arabia is gehring up to open its first public cinema the hollywood blockbuster black panther is the first movie to be screened at an amc entertainment there in riyadh and c. is america's biggest movie theater chain and it's signed a deal with saudi arabia's information ministry together they plan to open up forty cinemas in fifteen cities over the next five years and in return saudi arabia is sponsoring a pavillion at the cannes film festival to showcase saudi short films now it's all part of the kingdom's mission to move into an era of social and economic reforms the crown prince moment in some on has been pushing for these changes and he hopes to do away with the country's dependence on oil by launching not and other non oil related projects and find new ways to help the economy with technologies and also
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improving women's rights now with the majority of the country's thirty two million population under the age of thirty the government says at the cinema says sector could help its g.d.p. and create more than more jobs by twenty thirty now did have cinemas back in the one nine hundred seventy s. but they were closed by clerics after a rise in conservative influence throughout the arab region at that time in two thousand and six a group of men stormed a theater stage during a performance in rio and the play was critical of religious conservatives. now here's all the reaction that we've seen online in the last twenty four hours some have been critical but this user says that it has nothing to do with reforms but it's a sign of backwardness and ignorance it shows the desperation of how some would like to mimic other countries but so this one says that she is quite happy
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a few more months and she'll be able to drive her own car to the movies and then another says that with some humor some nations are exploring maz and i was just discovered the cinema well let us know what you think the next there are so many other platforms use the hash tag is good for healer we've got flora in the sports no we're talking boxing many pack you're seeing him in a while but yeah well he's coming back making a comeback again so many pacquiao is a boxing legend no doubt about bad he's not ready to give it up quite yet he insists that he can still fight at the very highest level pacquiao is preparing for his first brought in more than a year of the thirty nine year old will take on argentina's lucas mitty's in july for the w.p.a. welterweight title the filipino is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time but he's lost four of his last nine fights the most recent contest against australia's geoff horn and in defeat when time is not yet
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that's what i've. proved this guy. is not. known so i will add. this prediction. i really do my best to do in good. let's get more from rich mains on he's a writer for phil boxing dot com and he joins us live from new york why has packie out decided to carry on to carry on fighting. hello far braemar really i think and deniability he's in is financial he's used to a certain lifestyle and spending yes to sustain him and then he spendings in the money that he gets from his big fights is a big factor in it he cannot rely on his salary as a senator. to dole out money on his projects and other stuff.
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do you think his fans and people that are close to him are worried about his health there is some warry about his health he is thirty nine he's which is pushing for it the he's been fighting since he was fourteen. he seen the bloodiest fight of his career what was supposed to be an easy fight last year with war and he ended up bloodied and bruised so there is some concern there but in the end he's the zone boss. people around him would want him to retire but there is still bytes to be made and i think that's why he's still in the ring. is deciding when to retire a difficult decision for a boxer to me it is unlike any other sports football basketball team can cut through the globe could really shoo in the fight
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there is a saying that the ring retires a fighter. it's hard for them there are more to be sions outside than inside of the ring and it's hard for them to stay retired even if they say they're retard in the end it's their performance they are still of to with that would mean if they would skin you're fighting. do you think he's now using boxing is a way to promote his political career. there is some truth to that. the biggest fights bring out the biggest pubs as it did for him and it's been eight years since he's has fought and it has been quiet there are rumors about the bigger political ambitions for him and definitely he would use his fights as also form of publishing the for him
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politically as well. ok rich means i thank you so much for joining us here so what do you think you can tweet me directly at after underscore is smile i'll be back with more at eighteen hundred g.m.t. but for now i'll hand you back to thank you very much far learning about the man there as they call the manny pacquiao that will do it for this news grid you saw in her screen there how to get in touch with us just to back it up used up and running on twitter facebook and whatsapp and on whatsapp i would say well if you are anywhere near a new disorient recovering or you know people who are sending so easy to send it out for us we can get it on and we can get it online as well you help us tell the story in the meantime we will see you back here in studio fourteen a down to zero at fifteen hundred g.m.t. .
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