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the conduct of the so three on a just. the nature of news as it breaks this was a great election about it was going to win but it was about by how much with detailed coverage the syrian civil war in the lives and to speak of what is new or different is that each the some people will live until to morrow so many innocent people will die from around the world the bats and balls are several years old the really good players could end up trading cricket and cattle and maybe one day play for the national team. fast furious and sometimes fatal mongolia's child jockeys are risking their young lives riding to win are they being exploited in the name of tradition one on one east investigates on al-jazeera.
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trump warns he'll walk away if talks with kim jong un aren't fruitful but south korea says the north has expressed its commitment to denuclearization. and this is al jazeera live from london also coming up. out of the old in with a new round castro hands over power to cuba's new leader miguel diaz can that. abandoning their own is and pulling out syrian rebels and their families start to leave a town near damascus or a new deal with government forces. and queen elizabeth appeals to the commonwealth to appoint her son as the next leader but will a back. end
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of the south korean president when jane says the north has expressed its commitment to complete denuclearization it comes as u.s. president donald trump warns he'll walk away from planned talks with north korea's leader if they're not fruitful meeting is expected to take place next month or early june cia director answer state nominee might compare how a secret meeting with kim jong un in pyongyang earlier this month as part of an effort to lay the groundwork for talks trump says he hopes they'll be a success but adds he's willing to call them off if not if i think that it's a meeting that is not going to be fruitful we're not going to go if the meeting when i'm there is not fruitful i will respectfully leave the meeting and will continue what we're doing or whatever it is that will continue but something will happen. the south korean president says his north korean counterpart kim jong un won't demand the withdrawal of u.s.
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soldiers as a precondition for denuclearization america's military presence in south korea has been a major sticking point in negotiations with pyongyang and it's hoped the talks between the korean leaders will smooth the way for trying to summit with kim on diplomatic editor james spaces inside north korea with the latest. there's clearly plenty for both sides to continue to discuss one of the things they must work out is the venue for this historic summit where are they going to meet could it be here in pyongyang and some diplomats i've spoken to say that might be giving too much to the north korean side for a u.s. president to actually step foot in this country could it be in that the militarized zone where that intra korean summit is taking place in one week's time could it perhaps be in china in beijing again diplomats saying that that would effectively give china a seat at the table something the u.s. may not like there are other countries neutral countries that are offering to be
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a venue for the talks we have norway we have sweden one in the region that's been mentioned is the capital of mongolia battle then you get to what they might get out of a first summit most observers hope that there would be after a big meeting a process an ongoing process to deal with all the details but both sides would probably want something out of a meeting of this level and certainly the u.s. will be concerned about the three u.s. citizens of korean descent who are being held prisoner here in north korea president trump has already mentioned them and the fact that he's working to get their release a phone hotline between north and south korea will be set up on friday so that kim jong un and president when jane can plan a meeting next week means that they must declare an official end to the korean war three years of fighting ended with an armistice in one hundred fifty three there
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was never a formal peace agreement kathy novak has more from seoul. south korean president is continuing preparations for his summit with north korean leader kim jong un next friday he has been speaking with executives of local media outlets at the presidential blue house it's part of a series of meetings designed to canvass the views of south korean community leaders and he told the group that the intercalary and summit must set the scene for a successful summit between the united states and north korea and that it must pave the way for denuclearization of the korean peninsula but many analysts have pointed out that historically north korea has taken a different view of what denuclearization might mean when compared to the interpretation in the united states or in south korea north korea for example might want it to can include the complete removal of u.s. troops from the korean peninsula but president moon has said he does not believe there is a difference in the definition he told the group that north korea has expressed
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a willingness to completely denuclearize and he said that it has not proposed any conditions that the u.s. would find it difficult to accept but he did seem to play down any hopes of major concrete agreements being reached at the summit next week instead seeming to suggest it may be the first step in a bigger process. cuba's new president has vowed to continue the socialist revolution as the nation turns the page on eighty six decades of castro rule. has been sworn in by m.p.'s and have as raul castro stepped down after ten years as president he has come out as the first cuban native born after fidel castro's nine hundred fifty nine revolution and also the first fortunate. in. the people's mandate given to this legislature is to ensure the continuity of the cuban revolution and
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a crucial and historic moment marked by advances in the development of our economic and social model perfecting and strengthening our work in all aspects of the life of the nation. latin america joins us now from havana sort of storage change but how much of a policy change will it bring. lauren what we're seeing now is not a a hard shift to a younger generation in charge of cuba but rather a very very slow curve i would say in fact it was made very clear both by dia scandal and by an old castro the outgoing president that he castro will continue to really call the shots for some time at least in fact for the next three years he will remain as the first secretary of the all powerful communist party and the us canada said in fact in his feature that all important decisions will have to be vetted by raul castro so that really what we're hearing now is continuity
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continuing to go into a new india especially in terms of maintaining the power of the communist party and more or less the policy lines that have already been established under howard castro until the next communist party congress and that isn't going to happen for another three years loren and the outgoing president has been very critical of president trump isn't he. well yes he has in fact he said that cuba has always been under the sort of the united states that is present in trump was a reversal of relations between both countries has gone back to being a neo colonialist as he described him who is imposing the one road doctrine and he said that cuba was used to having to resist and resist and would continue to do so would make no concessions whatsoever to president donald trump whom as you probably know has increased economic sanctions that have been lifted by president barack obama and of course is certainly putting increasing the political pressure on cuba
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as well lauren this in humans thank you very much. thank you iraq has launched air strikes against targets in syria promised to hide about his office says iraqi fighter jets carried out a deadly raid against fighters in a border area syrian and iraqi forces have driven arsal from nearly all of its previous territory stepped up its campaign to clear remaining i still held areas this week hundreds of rebels who are holed up in an area near syria's capital have agreed to lay down their arms in an evacuation deal negotiated by russia members of a rebel group known as the army of islam who were already started leaving. but to the north opposition fighters in kalamunda still holding out despite government airstrikes so hard to report neighboring lebanon. they surrendered without a fight rebels into may or have agreed to leave accepting an offer from the syrian and russian militaries for safe passage to rebel areas in northern syria hundreds
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of fighters are to be evacuated along with a few thousand of their family members they didn't want to repeat of the pro-government alliances military assault against what was once the rebel enclave of eastern huta but. after the brutal regime displays that people of used it now wants to do the same here so to prevent this and prevent further destruction we accept the surrender this will save the lives of civilians. as part of the deal the rebels handed over there medium sized and heavy weapons the town in the region northeast of damascus has been under siege for years more than one hundred thousand people live there half of them internally displaced the deal avoided a military offensive. the army and its allies are now giving the rebel factions that control the other towns in the color enclave twenty four hours to surrender or
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face a stepped up bombing campaign. the pro-government alliance has been using the threat of military action to force their opponents to lay down their weapons without a fight it has given i still forty eight hours to leave the districts the armed group controls in southern to mask us or face an all out military offensive those districts are under siege and the army has sent reinforcements to the front lines and in the past seventy two hours and after months of a relative lull in the fighting the opposition controlled northern countryside of homs was heavily bombarded. they started a military assault on northern homs and neighboring southern hama to pressure the negotiating committee that represents the opposition to surrender these areas are supposed to be deescalation zones agreed in a star no we're looking for a solution that doesn't involve the military option. the opposition is in talks with the russian military a cease fire is now in place until negotiations resume on sunday the pro-government
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alliance wants the enclave returned to stay tool the opposition however is hoping for a long term ceasefire agreement. the people in the northern countryside of homes don't want their town to be destroyed we don't want war we want peace and we don't want to be displaced that is what we want but if the regime and the russians launch a military assault rebel commanders have said they will fight back rebels are increasingly under pressure their territories are under siege the syrian government and its allies are in a strong position and are clearly pushing ahead with a military solution to crush the rebellion. beirut. still to come on al-jazeera german police investigate an apparent anti semitic attack as concerns rise that jews are being increasingly targeted. and cooked to death the stark new warning that australia's great barrier reef will never fully recover from
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coral bleaching. welcome back a look at weather conditions across the levant and western parts of asia we're going to see some rain developing across the eastern side of the mediterranean as we head from friday into soft racism heavy rain likely across parts of turkey maybe into northern parts of syria further south part she cloud around iraq but generate should be dry meanwhile further towards the east we've got a fair amount of cloud still around the caspian sea and the chance of one or two showers in the southern side the snow over. stan and also because it sounded so should clear way during saturday and weather conditions not looking too bad a state here in the arabian peninsula not a great deal happening thirty four degrees expected in doha variable amounts of
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seymour and where clover is a couple of days we were a little bit cooler on the other side the potential mecca has been up to forty degrees and in fact we're back up close that again the weekend wears on we were all down in southern portions of africa we've got largely fine conditions for south africa itself going to ferment a cloud towards eastern cape but want to move northward across much of mozambique through into zimbabwe zambia and across into i got a weather condition looking fine fine for the south across much of namibia highs of twenty one winter with highs of twenty on degrees in cape town.
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a lot of top stories. the u.s. president warns ear walk away of talks with north korea's kim jong un fruitful but south korea says the north has expressed a commitment to complete denuclearization. cuba's new president may get a deal as kind and has vowed to continue the socialist revolution as the nation moves on through maybe six decades of castro rule. and fights in the rebel held town of demand in syria's capital damascus the hunting of their weapons under an
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evacuation deal. that's both has appealed to commonwealth heads of state to appoint son prince charles as the next leader of the broke the queen has been the official head of the alliance of. colonies since nine hundred fifty two where the talk will is not hereditary u.k. has been hosting more than fifty commonwealth leaders in a bid to strengthen and trade ties as the country prepares to leave the european union does manage to show wish that the commonwealth continue to offer stability and continuity for future generations. and will decide that one day the prince of wales should carry on the important work started by my father in one thousand nine hundred forty nine by continuing to treasure and reinvigorate our satiation and activities i believe we will secure a safer more prosperous and sustainable world those who follow us. or you
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can a correspondent only phillips is live from or perhaps in central london on a b. is it possible commonwealth leaders might vote against prince charles succeeding the queen as head of the. i think it's theoretically possible yes and i don't think the british can take anything for granted you correctly said that this is not and her original hereditary position even though many people outside the commonwealth would have assumed that it was having said all that lauren i think it was quite unusual for the british queen to talk in those personal terms about i quote person see a wish that her son should succeed in that position in less the british had firm under cations indications that they were going to get their way of course theoretically if weighty countries in the commonwealth like india or nigeria or pakistan really decided you know no that is not the way we want to convert to go
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forward that would put the british in an awkward position but we're not seeing signs of that yet and what's the purpose of the commonwealth in future. will that's a question i suppose that haunts the commonwealth the accusation will always be there that it is the shadow of the british empire that's how it's evolved and the presence of the british head of state at the top of the commonwealth is a reminder of that back in the sixty's seventy's eighty's in the days of the struggle against apartheid in the days when reading. was turning slowly into zimbabwe will you know real substantial battles were fought out at commonwealth summits by margaret thatcher robert mugabe kenneth cole and those days are long gone and there is a risk that it can look a bit nebulous a bit worse the it can look as if heads of state go on these big junkets every two
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years having said all that for an organization that is. much derided it does have an extraordinary geographical range fifty three countries almost fifty heads of state have come here and although people often you know sneer at the commonwealth countries which have been forced out of it or which have chosen to leave in the recent past like gambia like nigeria like pakistan perhaps like zimbabwe in the near future we'll see often seem to want to find their way back in and indeed there are other countries like mozambique which were never part of the british commonwealth which have successfully gained an entrance so it is not an organization that is shrinking by any means even though the questions about its relevance will always be there. what about them in the context of the brics it vote how does the commonwealth play into that. war i suppose bracks it means that one country that undoubtedly does see the commonwealth as increasingly
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important is the host country britain itself and since britain voted to leave the european union you've seen many british politicians who talk about the need to reconnect with the former colonies to invigorate trade the potential that might follow in reality britain's economic ties with the commonwealth are dwarfed by its ties with the european union and i think it's fair to say that even under optimistic assumptions if there are these wonderful bilateral trade deals down the road with india with australia with canada with south africa well those deals are still years away under their lives thank you very much indeed. security forces have fired tear gas at protesters outside the senegalese parliament while angry m.p.'s inside forty over proposed changes to electoral laws there are strangers and opposition members fear the proposals will block many candidates from running in next year's presidential election nicholas haq has more from senegal capital dhaka
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. inside the national assembly our law make yours debating a law that has brought part of the city center of the capital to a standstill schools are closed roads are shut down i can smell tear gas that was fired moments ago to disperse an angry crowd of protesters members of the opposition the police have also arrested some of them now what's this law being debated inside well it requires for anyone running for office to have at least sixty seven thousand signatures to be illegible to run a political campaign why is this important well there are three hundred political parties in senegal if this law passes through the national assembly and that would be the end of it for most of them and some members of the opposition accuse the president of tweaking the constitution ahead of the presidential campaign this would bring more support to his political party human rights organizations accuse the government of heavy handedness of using the security forces to clamp down on
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the opposition arresting some of them firing tear gas unnecessarily and making protests illegal in a democracy at stake for many this isn't just a law being passed it's about protecting democracy and the reputation senegal has as a long standing democracy in africa. shot by israeli soldiers are being forced to have their legs amputated because of a shortage of specialist cat ben smith reports from gaza. guys hospitals are full of young men with injuries where the bones have been shattered by israeli bullets and this is mohammed is twenty four years old and he was injured two weeks ago on a cross the other side of the room is nasser also twenty four with the same injury in one of the problems the hospital has its running out of these metal rods this operators that they have to put on the like to try and keep the bone in place while
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it heals and at the other end of the room is seventeen year old mahmoud he was injured three weeks ago this poor guy's in is not in a lot of pain and with me in dhaka is a doctor takes it all tunnel one of the major surgeons here dr first of all have you got enough equipment to treat these sort of injuries and those of us but they're not enough because we have waited for tons of them the fix here to suit shut one of us could have surgery and a patient like a mahmoud what are the chances for him what sorts of what might happen with him who were injured in the repeated artery and vein and may have a destructive of the muscle just plucked out of the born in the physical mom would know we had four amputation above me if this patient dance fear that was violent or does that only maybe is the seat of the limb are you ready for tomorrow. i don't know. dr thank you very much for talking to us the hospitals all of them concerned
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that they haven't got enough equipment to give the people the treatment they will need when they come in with those leg injuries. yemen has ordered the arrest of a commander in charge of a refugee camp in the southern port city of aden where african migrants were raped and tortured the u.n. refugee agency says it's alarmed by the horrific conditions faced by nearly arrived refugees in yemen it says people fleeing countries including somalia and ethiopia can face violence and sexual abuse some of them are being kidnapped for ransom while others have been forced back into the sea. well police are investigating an assault on two young men in which the attacker was heard shouting anti-semitic abuse one of the victims was wearing a jewish skull cap as the make a now reports it's part of a trend of increasing anti-semitic activity in the german capital it was an unprovoked attack in broad daylight a sustained assault on young men on the streets of the german capital and the
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reason because one of the victims was wearing a skull cap normally worn by jews in fact he's an israeli palestinian is not jewish but was wearing the keeper as a sort of experiment to see how safe jews are in germany following the attack the victim described his reaction. i stayed relatively calm but i was terrified and i trembled into now or later all the time it was really upsetting and was very stressful and. what happened here is part of a rising tide of anti semitic acts in the german capital in recent years police say that the number of such crimes nearly doubled in the period between twenty thirteen and twenty seventeen while one leading jewish organization says it recorded an increase of nearly sixty percent incidence last year one eminent member of the jewish community in berlin says recent events have shaken people.
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but i don't see show while you get home to us we feel totally unsafe because we've been asking ourselves where we can allow ourselves to be recognized as jews previously it used to be said that there were some so-called problem areas of the city where as a jew it wasn't safe to wear a skull cap or have a visible star of david but now it seems there's a risk even in the prosperous parts of billon the government has been quick to react to the news. with a list. of talkin the federal government will do everything we now have a representative for jewish life in germany because we have very glad that there is jewish life in germany for the fight against. and this is also be done with over and determination this is of course a terrible incident in recent years the jewish community in germany has been growing with some estimates that around ten percent of built their lives in the capital now some fear their flourishing community may once more be under threat
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dominic came here a pearl in france's president is facing another day of nationwide protests against his labor reforms is the latest in weeks of demonstrations by railway employees public sector workers and students against in one year in my horse planned reforms a new report says the great barrier reef has suffered a catastrophic die off after marine heat waves killed much of its coral in recent years and such as it australia's james cook university say it's unlikely ever to recover i said third of the reef was cooked to death as water temperatures rose one degree above average in twenty sixteen and twenty seventeen due to a combination of climate change and the el nino weather cycle where coral reefs make up less than one percent of earth's marine environment they're home to around twenty five percent of ocean life but coral bleaching is destroyed nurseries for many kinds of young fish meaning only the toughest species have survived.
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scientists say they're now fighting to protect the remaining corals by curbing climate change and water pollution but they want to that if emissions continue as they are the great great barrier reef won't survive three things can happen when a coral breaches it can either regain its color or the temperatures drop in the following winter or if the bleaching is extreme which it was in the northern seven hundred kilometer stretch of the great barrier reef in significant numbers of the corals will die so this study involves revisiting the same reefs where we documented the bleaching in march nine months later and on average across the entire length of the great barrier reef we found that one in three corals died from the twenty sixteen bleaching event search for life beyond earth has taken a big leap forward with the launch of nasa as latest satellite a transiting exit planet survey satellite or test is the agency's most ambitious attempt at finding all the woes i think out of the reports. liftoff the space x.
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falcon nine carrying to us this isn't the first mission to search for a new worlds but it may be nasa is most revealing for the next two years that test last light will take over from the kepler space telescope in search of alien planets whilst in orbit this new telescope will observe two hundred thousand of the brightest stars in the sky mission scientists say it could discover twenty thousand new worlds now tess is going to dramatically increase the number of planets that we have to study that it's going to more than double the number of the have been seeing and detected by by kepler and moreover the planets that we're going to find will will span to a much greater range of host star types than was the case for cup or when the kepler space telescope launched in two thousand and nine it transformed our
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understanding of planets beyond our own solar system based on its observations astronomers now believe the milky way is home to at least two billion potentially habitable planets kepler only observed a fraction of the sky tess is able to see far more the exoplanet community is a very enthusiastic vibrant community and there are a lot of people very eager to get their hands on the data and start doing some great science with it and i think you know i think that over the coming years we're going to see an enormous number of brilliant scientific results coming out of test data from across the entire community i'm really excited for the next sixty days mission scientists will be running tests and ironing out bugs as the satellite begins its orbit the first batches of data won't be released for months but if life is out there test maybe the project that finds it. al-jazeera and if we catch up any time with our web site the address for that is our desire.
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one of the main stories on our jazeera the south korean president moon j.n. says the north has expressed its commitment to complete new herrera zation it comes as u.s. president donald trump warns he'll walk away from planned talks with north korea's leader if they're not fruitful a meeting is expected to take place next month or early june cia director and six or state nominee might compare held a secret meeting with kim jong un in pyongyang earlier this month as part of an effort to lay the groundwork for talks trump says he hopes they'll be a success but adds he is willing to call them off if not if i think that it's a meeting that is not going to be fruitful we're not going to go if the meeting when i'm there is not fruitful i will respectfully leave the meeting and
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will continue what we're doing or whatever it is that will continue but something will happen cuba's new president has vowed to continue the socialist revolution as the nation turns the page on nearly six decades of castro rule may go dia's can there as been sworn in by m.p.'s in havana as raul castro stepped down after ten years as president he has come in as the first cuban leader born after fidel castro's nine hundred fifty nine revolution and also the first not to fortunate. iraq has launched airstrikes against arsenal targets in syria from is to hide of the bodies office says iraqi fighter jets carried out a deadly raid against arsenal fighters in a border area syrian and iraqi forces have driven arsal from nearly all of its previous territory. in syria rebels in a town near damascus have agreed to hand in their weapons under a deal negotiated by russia the fighters in being evacuated to rebel held areas in
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northern syria hundreds of rebels are leaving along with their families. france's president is facing another day of nationwide protests is the latest in weeks of demonstrations by railway employees public sector workers and students against planned reforms for public services and universities earlier this week rail workers resumed their rolling strike adding two weeks of train delays across the country. lines inside story is next news after you after that buy from now.


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