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this is al-jazeera. hello welcome to the al-jazeera news our arms the whole robin hood all headquarters here in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes the world reacts with praise and caution after north korea announced says it will halt nuclear and missile tests. doubt this extremely hot. everyone is trying to. stay. and we'll bring you the first of all diplomatic editor james bays is special reports from inside north korea. also ahead of palestinians again demand an international investigation after more protest as a killed by israeli fire along the gaza border. and more evacuations for syrian
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rebels on the families as government forces tighten their grip on the damascus countryside. back into the news out of the e.u. and the u.k. are calling north korea's move to stop all nuclear and missile tests a positive step forward the announcement comes ahead of planned summits with south korea and the united states not some world leaders have a still remain quite skeptical kathleen over reports from south korea's capital. north korea regularly tested increasingly threatening ballistic missiles last year including weapons that could have the range to hit the united states in september it conducted its most powerful nuclear bomb test now north korea says those tests are over so it should chip picture we will discontinue nuclear testing an intercontinental ballistic rocket test firing from april twenty fifth. the north
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and you could test ground at the d.p. r. k. will also be dismantled to transparently the discontinuance of when you click testing it's welcome news for the u.s. president who's planning to meet north korea's leader kim jong un within weeks donald trump tweeted north korea has agreed to suspend all nuclear tests and close up a major test site this is very good news for north korea and the world big progress look forward to our summit state media says kim jong un made the announcement as he chaired a meeting of the workers party central committee a gathering to rubberstamp the supreme leader's decisions it was at a similar meeting five years ago that kim unveiled his signature policy to prioritize the development of nuclear weapons and the economy the message from the leader now is that weapons program development is complete and the focus will shift to the economy currently under pressure from a u.s.
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led sanctions campaign. would you call kim jong un care a fight that now that the case position as a wall of level politico ideological and military power has been successfully established it is the strategic line of the workers' party to concentrate all efforts of the whole party and country on the socialist economic construction kim is apparently seeking to cement his position on the world stage following his meeting in beijing last month with china's president xi jinping talks with cia director mike pompei o in pyongyang and ahead of a historic summit with south korea's president monday and on friday south korea welcomed the announcement calling north korea's decision meaningful progress for the denuclearization of the korean peninsula the president's office said it will contribute to creating a positive environment for the success of the upcoming intercourse rian and u.s. north korea summits. china has also welcomed the announcement while japan's prime
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minister was more cautious. never thought of north korea's announcement is forward motion that i'd like to welcome it but what's important is that this motion leads to a complete verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of north korea's nuclear and missile programs north korea's promise to stop weapons testing didn't go that far it cleage to never use nuclear weapons unless there are nuclear threats and you can hear provocations against it cathy know that al-jazeera seoul. this announcement is just one step in a long process that still has to play out and north korea has a history of not keeping its promises for example in two thousand and seven it agreed to shut the country's main nuclear reactor in return for an aid package worth four hundred million dollars now that same year the government said it would dismantle its nuclear weapons facilities but missed that deadline in two thousand and eight the north koreans demolished a nuclear cooling tower to symbolize their commitment to ending their nuclear
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program but negotiations though to break down and when they refused to give outside inspectors free access fast forward a few years and the u.s. agreed to send food aid when north korea said it would stop launching long range missiles and that agreement ended in twenty thirteen when launches and tests resumed well alan fisher is following events for us from washington d.c. and alan the six months the international community might suggest that the sort of the concession return that we're hearing from north korea is a smokescreen still while their nuclear development continues. well there's two ways to look at it first of all you're right as you've just explained they have made these concessions speeches in the past to get people around the negotiating table and then they haven't followed through and that's certainly something that the u.s. will be weary of they're also aware to the north koreans are seeing denuclearization of the potential of this time doesn't mean american troops have to leave which has always been
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a stopping point in the past for the americans the have been very reluctant to agree to that in fact a point blank refused to agree to that the other way to look at it is as well that forty eight hours ago with donald trump saying that if he didn't think this summit was going to come up with anything concrete or if you went into the summer and thought it was pointless then he would respectfully war coat and now we have the north koreans saying no no we're going to do this we're going to do that they are very keen to sit down with donald trump this would be the most high profile meeting with any american official if you set aside the meeting just a few weeks ago with my pompey with the cia director says by the albright who was the sexual state went to north korea a number of years ago the fact that my palm piro has been there as well he was there to try and lay the ground and donald trump said that there had been some good discussions this may well be part of it we're not entirely sure this was all was pro-trade an intelligence mission rather than
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a diplomatic mission i guess we'll find out as we get closer to a possible summit between donald trump and the north korean leader well as yours is a president trump has been tweeting quite positively about this but can we expect anything else over the weekend or even perhaps a confirmed date about this summit with the north koreans and where it might even happen. well i think they're still discussing venues and donald trump will be guided by his advisors on that point as far as anything in north korea i don't think will get anything for the next three or four hours the reason for that is donald trump is on his way to his golf course near his model largo estate in florida so presumably his form will be in his bag unless there's a major development and we will be hearing from him but the interesting thing about the dog tweet is that he welcomed the news by the north koreans and said this was good news for everyone are you saying well what's surprising about that the surprising thing is that donald trump didn't claim credit for it that he didn't see
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the reason they're doing this is because of me this is all about me i push this agenda i call the rocket man i've been pushing for talks it's surprising that he's not claiming the credit but then having said that the diesel yes indeed it is the of course we'll come back to if we do hear anything else alan fischer there in washington d.c. bureau thanks ali well north korea's governing ideology is called to change there is diplomatic editor james bays has been given rare access to the capital to see how this philosophy of self-reliance actually works. welcome to pyongyang really the cleanest most orderly and probably the most controlled place i've ever visited. rush hour in the city yet the traffic is light the roads a quiet although all of them a little unfair. there
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is no doubt this is an extremely hardworking society everyone striving for the good of the staines this is how workers are essential. revolutionary slogans flags and drums. in this city the portraits in the statues tell the story of this isolated nation run by three men all from one family. the grandfather and the country's founder kim il sung the father kim jong il and the son the current leader kim jong un who told he's too modest to have mosaics made of him but he's everywhere on the state controlled media on television and in the newspapers. in the center of the city the tallest landmark the jew che tower jew check your self-reliance is the governing principle of this nation of twenty five million people are guided explained it's not about self-reliance of the
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individual but instead that individual koreans must do all they can to make then mation self-reliant we are holding the show for a live. apple in the febrile out there for lying in bed and fell short of power in asia and the death of the main point and the nuclear weapons of course yes we made the nuclear weapon by our own effort baron technique def the main point after taking. for years north koreans have been told the nuclear program is something that will keep their country strong and that the us is their mortal enemy both the messages that will now need modification as talks approach under some of the stiffest international sanctions ever imposed north koreans say jew chair or self-reliance is the answer in the subway trains inherited from east germany a growing old handful of new carriages were produced in north korea we were told
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this seat was designed by kim jong un himself. it seems the leader takes direct interest in many areas of national life he made a visit to the main shoe factory at the plant producing the korean national dish kimchi made of pickled vegetables we were told the air conditioning system was supervised by the supreme leader and as an old people's home we were told he was the architect of this staircase such benevolence is of course matched by total respect kim jong un has never granted an audience to the international media he's never given an interview i got about as close as an outsider can get to him i was attending a performance of a visiting chinese ballet company in pyongyang when supreme leader kim entered the theater the crowd clapped continuously a standing ovation with cries of horror
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a way it only stopped when he himself signaled with his hands that james frey's al-jazeera pyongyang. fighters in the rebel held area near syria's capital have agreed to lay down their weapons and leave as part of another evacuation deal brokered by russia syrian state television has shown buses carrying fighters and their families leaving color moon which is about forty kilometers from damascus take them to rebel held areas in northern syria. syrian president bashar al assad's backed by russia and iran and is seeking to recover control of the last pockets of rebel territory around damascus earlier rebels reportedly agreed to withdraw from an area in the city's self which includes the palestinian refugee camp the areas being divided between those rebels highlighted here in green and i saw shown in black while the rebels are said to be moving out there's no word yet on what i saw will do and these pictures released by the syrian military show its
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forces battling i saw in those southern areas of the capital the area has been deisel control for about three years. the government consolidates control the un is trying to restart talks that as it hopes to lead to peace and. would see the regime and its allies in a stronger position than ever really challenge reports now from moscow. following last week's anger over syria moscow seems in a restrained mood in an interview with the russian state information agency foreign minister sergey lavrov suggested last week's u.s. air strikes have been within limits acceptable for russia with us and. they were informed about where our red lines are including geographical red lines on the ground in any case the results show that they have not crossed these red lines. and he said neither side's generals would be drawn into open conflict in syria.
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i'm sure the nadir president putin nor president trump will allow this to happen they are after all leaders who have been elected by the people and they are responsible to these people for peace and calm. is focused. diplomatically russia can afford to attempt a pause in hostilities with the us is on the ground much is going its allies way following the fall of eastern ghouta the syrian government forces damascus is moving against the remaining besieged enclaves of rebel activity one by one there for. the un's envoy to syria who is in saudi arabia and turkey earlier in the week has now come to moscow next will be iran de mistura is assessing whether the foreign powers involved in syria's war are ready to restart the un facilitated political process he acknowledged that recent days have been rough we had
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a very dangerous and very difficult and very tense week and. for the u.n. secluded for the the sick. and you coming here and doing dish. in various capitals and very much. is to play already. did temperature seven to mr a maybe doing the different grounds with the intention of getting the geneva peace process back on track but there are those who question just how much life there is actually left in this particular u.n. sponsored format people like analyst dimitri from of ski he thinks de mistura is right to still be pushing for dialogue but feels that the scramble for syrian territory by russia turkey iran and the u.s. has changed the game. and. that the most decisive argument live on u.s. forces and troops on the ground. and with bashar al assad feeling that perhaps
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a total defeat of the rebellion is within his reach there's no obvious reason for syria's president to return to the negotiating table right now. al-jazeera moscow. well plenty more ahead here on the al-jazeera news hour including riots and looting in south africa the president tries to play peacemaker. also israel is accused of letting palestinian farmers tops drive to force them off their land. and in sport we'll check in on the n.b.a. playoffs where several teams including the washington wizards are fighting for survival. now the family of a palestinian engineer living in malaysia say he's being killed by the israeli intelligence agency mossad palestinian media are reporting that the backlash was
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ambushed and shot after leaving a mosque two motorcyclists fled the scene the university of colorado poor tweeted condolences for the senior lecturer i must say he was a party member. first of all the israeli mossad is to be how does the sponsible because the israelis can't tolerate any well educated arabs particularly if that palestinian israel considers anyone educated distinguished arab or palestinian as the real threats the malaysian government should also have given such an important distinguished person more protection than well palestine's ambassador to the united nations is calling for an independent investigation into israel's use of force against protesters four palestinians including a fourteen year old boy were killed by israeli gunfire on a fourth consecutive friday of demonstrations on the gaza border at least thirty nine people have now died in four weeks of protests as palestinians call for the right to return to that ancestral lands from gaza bernard smith reports.
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they've become a feature of the weekly palestinian confrontations with israel's military this friday the wind was with the protestors as clouds of smoke from burning tires drifted over israeli positions. but it's not enough to stop israel snipers and volleys of tear gas. others who you might think would be put off after previous experiences have instead come back for more muscle to show that i don't care about the injury even if i lose my legs this will not stop me coming back what happened here wake people up and reminded them about talk or we've come here to get our right of return on a lot of states to stop this march but. ask. to end this with giving something under the. old i'm here to show my enthusiasm
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and to inspire the young guys to continue their struggle. was he does every week hamas is leading garza yassin was visited the protests the prime target for israeli snipers he'd have been easily spotted by the drones above but was protected by the crowds below. this friday the count has moved three hundred meters closer to israel the ambition is that when these protests climax on may the fifteenth these tents will be the border between gaza and israel but after four weeks now of demonstrations here there's been nothing in the way of concessions from the israelis that would improve the daily life of palestinians living in the outer. burnitz with al-jazeera scars. and why is the head of a network of palestinian non-governmental organizations or n.g.o.s joins me now from gaza good to have you with us live on al-jazeera the u.n.
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envoy for middle east peace has been very critical of the israeli response but it is just critical what more do you need from the international community thank you all we need the actions of from the international community not only tweets on the twitter of course on the facebook which is very important for us but what we are calling for from mr london of in order to act on the in the different levels on the you and in order to get kind of investigation in the investigation to investigate on the israeli violations committed against the children the use the civilians in gaza the illusion committed by israel the words the palestinians as a blockade and other. violations committed do you see we need do you see this is a scenario of either the international community. finding that they've got their hands tied in trying to move forward because they are to all intents and purposes
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at the mercy of the u.s. who really are israel's major supporter and a big player in the long term peace game. we are accountable to the international law not to the u.s. saw i'm looking that the international community will be on the side of the international law the international humanitarian law and in the side of the justice there is other levels also on the you are as calling for held a special session on the human rights council in order to discuss these. volitions committed by israel and to send kind of a special inquiry by the human rights council that is other delivers also on the international criminal law that we can act on and we are encouraging that be a. actors and international in the same time to go for the word to get the israeli accountable to words says there is no accountability that demeaning as well consider this as a good life to continue backing the palestinians and violating the international
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laws floor so for the sake of respecting the international law the thing the law it's still ok with the law we need this accountability well in terms of accountability what a palestinian politician saying to you about the involvement of civil society within these demonstrations we've had many speakers in the four weeks leading up to these demonstrations saying that they are not politicized it is civil society leading these demonstrations but surely the lawmakers are concerned about the rising death toll the rising injury toll all the palestinians. behind this administration's political civil society organizations all the actors on the ground are behind this and with this kind of national committee for this return march and one of the one main components of it which is the civil society
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and now when that's all the policy and civil society who is supporting this the art of the international civil societies are supporting this month violent peaceful demonstrations this is kind of expression that they are using that must be encouraged by all the parties all over the world and we are calling now for protection for these peaceful but this in order to achieve just called that they are calling for what they are calling for achievement of the implementation of the u.n. resolution ok international law what. are your calling for. just a few simple questions now yes or no to what the israelis are saying the israeli military describes the incidents in the last four weeks as riots near the cents worth a yes or no though the u.s. please your answer is no the israeli military says protesters are being instigated
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and incited by hamas and they are being coordinated and the demonstrations being executed by officials yes or no these the going to play sions are organized by the palestinians it's not the mass who is behind it's a national consensus behind but that is how massive the whole of the political parties are and it's encouraged by the palestinian leadership by the palestinian society and the international civil society and the word to your knowledge any missiles or weapons thrown all fired in the direction of the israeli israeli border with gaza. what we were this is the civil peaceful demonstrations and why israel is not accepting to send a mission in this independent investigation. if they have this kind of suspicious or they have that and any evidence that the palestinian use any violent means they
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can't tell the. physical committee about this but if that if you would that they meaning that the palestinians are dimensionally are using peaceful demonstrations that we will have to leave it to i'm just thank so much for joining us from the palestinian nongovernmental network thank you thank you. staying in this part of the world as well as controlled water supplies in the occupied west bank since seizing the territory joining the one nine hundred sixty seven war that palestinians have long complained about not getting their agreed share and now rights groups believe israel is deliberately limiting water supplies to farmers in an attempt to force them out charles stratford reports this is a date plantation on one of the around thirty illegal israeli settlements in the jordan valley in the occupied west bank in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven israel seized control of all water sources in the newly occupied territories rights
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groups say israel uses war to control panel stinney ns and force them from their land this video shows israeli or storage is guarded by soldiers destroying a promise studio in farmers' water pipe they said he didn't have the license for it . the army came and the pipes were laid from the gate all the way down it was a new line the army destroyed it we were planting watermelons half of which died under the one nine hundred ninety five all slow cold sweat was supposed to be a far of year into river greenland gives israel eighty percent of the water from three aquifers in the west bank. palestinians are supposed to get the remaining twenty percent but almost twenty five years later they still don't get that amount and the palestinian population of the west bank has nearly doubled around three hundred palestinian families used to farm the land in this area but in the one nine
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hundred eighty s. a number of illegal israeli settlements were built close by and in order to provide those settlements with water a number of wells like the one you can see on the hill behind me were also built and it's because of those wells and the amount of water that they take that the vast majority of palestinian farmers have been forced to leave johnston dog me says his livelihood has been almost completely destroyed i mean beyond that though how talk a little mouth about if you take out water then give me an alternative which shocked by their politics and racism it's not normal it's inhumane that in the bathroom or israeli military training camps and firing ranges also encroach into palestinian farmland a water pipe runs up the mountain to an israeli army camp close to where port humble shot gracie's his sheep but he can't use that water and instead has to rely on costly to live or is by truck to all of the yes i feel desperate imagine when
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you see water next to you but you can't drink it even when it's coming from our land. onto the oslo agreement the palestinian authority has to buy water from israel and all palestinian was a projects in the west bank who quire approval from the israeli palestinian joint water committee. analysts say it's weighted very much in israel's favor the structure itself gives the veto right in other words there's a lot in lives they distribute the palestinian application to sixteen departments is the only department and i mean one of these in the bachmann say is now the project will be kit what's been described as israel's water war is killing off palestinian agriculture at an alarming rate. for al-jazeera the occupied west bank. well in the does it land of southern california it's festival time rob said
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the u.s. that's the first song we the time we can say that now for months we've seen snow up until this point but no snow has taken a step back you just got rain there and this is smart she could produce and get two hundred minister vary from nebraska down to texas and it will be going in this general direction in the next day or two i don't think it takes you to want to take the big thunderstorms to be in there so thanks very much rob well still ahead here on al-jazeera cubans contemplates a new era with their president too isn't named castro and local heroes drive a box office boom in china we examine the patriotism behind ticket sales and in sports we'll meet the kenyan scientists bidding to become the first african rider to tackle an extreme race across siberia so you stay with us here on the al-jazeera news hour.
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you're watching the al-jazeera news hour with me still robin a round up of our top news stories north korea says it stopping all nuclear and missile tests to pursue peace and economic growth it also fighters in the rebel held area syria's capital have agreed to lay down their weapons and leave as part of another evacuation deal brokered by russia. and palestine's ambassador to the united nations is calling for an independent investigation into israel's use of force against protesters after four were killed in the. latest scars of border protests. to africa where the president of south africa is calling for calm in
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northwest province and is promising to address long running problems protesters are demanding better living conditions on the resignation of the provincial leader catherine so reports now from the city at the center of the violence. residents of money can in the northwest province wait for the outcome of a meeting between president cyril ramaphosa and the provincial leadership. people in several paths of the region have been protesting for days now they say they want better houses jobs and an end to corruption they're demanding the provincial leaders supermom appeal whom they accuse of failing to do his job and listen corruption to step down the president catches his trip to the u.k. where he was attending a commonwealth heads of state meeting to deal with the situation having listened to all the imports we have decided that we would like to engage further
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with a number of other people particularly members of the community. not only in my he but also in the northwest what i can assure you now is that even if all of the money i looked met we're not going to summon the. streets are deserted but evidence of the talent part tests is everywhere. so this is one of the areas where protesters had blocked the roads using running tires and anything else they could find police have been trying to clear this road we've also seen shops that have been broken in two and luke said the situation here is still very tense this petrol station is in one of the hot spots a group of young people is say to have done this many shop owners are devastated. i don't know how to start over i used all my money to stock the shop to give tells us others whose businesses were destroyed comped at the heritage house where the
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leadership was meeting they tell us what happened to their shops had nothing to do with genuine demonstrations nada there is doing what they wanted to get a problem but they're not involving them and we're not just doing anything you're just doing business residents of this region continue to wait for answers but these are difficult issues that may not be fully resolved fairly soon catherine saw al jazeera making south africa over the north hundreds of nurses have protested in zimbabwe's capital after more than sixteen thousand were recently fired the dismissals of forced major public hospitals to close. and reports. was these nurses want to go back to work they went on strike hoping for higher pay and better working conditions instead they got fired by the government we love our country we love our patients please do not make us suffer any more do not make
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a person suffer you want to go back to work. medical teams say they are overworked and underpaid in public hospitals medication and resources are limited patients are sometimes asked to bring their own supplies lower paid nurses earn less and three hundred dollars a month before allowances we have to take out money from our own pockets to buy the next place and compost you name it when the patient soul is not only about money for them this is also there is also for the hospital more than sixteen thousand nurses across them bob are now out of a job there dismissal was ordered by vice president constantine and she when they believe the strikes are unreasonable and politically motivated since the strike began the opposition has laid out problems with the country's health care system you can't come in and say you are open for business things are happening when they're not happening there was because when i would have been in for patients full of people that is an acceptable. five months after taking over as president emerson
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god while faces a weak economy and a struggling public health care system the strike is seen as yet another challenge in his young presidency i'm just deeply concerned that if we if we don't stand up in solidarity with the nurses and we don't push to have this health care crisis resolved then there are many more people will die not the government says retired nurses will replace those on strike but some nurses association says the dismissals are invalid in the meantime hospitals are understaffed and patients are paying the price cuts yellow piss of the young al-jazeera at least twenty civilians have been killed by saudi led coalition air strikes in yemen now the strikes targeted a village in the western district of days yemen has been locked in a three year war between iran backed thier rattles and the saudi led military coalition which supports the government of president of the rebel ones who had the . also there's a makeshift school run by
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a remarkable survivor of the three year long civil war is teaching a fortunate few women to read and droids loreal hold reports. they make this journey most days a long winding sometimes dangerous parts this is a remote area wist of the city of tire yes it's also one of the battlegrounds of human civil war and with these women must go to reach the only place where they can learn their lives that. we walk long distances past villages and valleys to get here that we learn because we did not have education at least of a knowing about only we didn't know any of the alphabets but thanks to our teacher now we can read and write and we can also teach our children for some of these women this is the first time they put a pin to paper grandmothers mothers young women learning what most children might be taught in their food or second year of school and so hungry to learn that on
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this particular day more than forty women were crammed into a small building it's part of the media elka ladies' home she's the teacher and the creator of this makeshift education center as your own cost and in her own time she's taught dozens of women to read and write in math at the fair the education of women in the countryside is very low and i've made it my job to try to change that there is no support from anyone i wish that all sisters anyone who is educated might do their bit to educate women and girls in rural areas a few children and rule to ease have made it to school in the last three years of human civil war. with the rebels control much of the north including the capital sunday. there present against government forces fighting in support of exiled president a bit of blue months or high. and a backed by air strikes from
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a saudi lead coalition of mainly arab states the power base lies in the south including the strategically important port city of aden the province of to ease with these women live lives right in the middle of the. most of the schools are closed now and we are in a remote area in this war so it occasion is a positive thing for women and stability widespread poverty and unemployment affect all the women here elkan lady also teaches skills that have enabled students to generate their own income things like knitting and sewing for these women knowledge really is power media on one hand down to zero. a situation where the wife of a police captain who testified to me and court of the trial of two reuters journalists says her family's been evicted her hospital told the court that the pair charged with violating a state secrets law had been set up he said they deliberately being given official
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documents the journalists who were covering the range of prices and nearby faced forty years in prison if convicted. in the by a police officer called us this morning and said we have to move out of the house immediately and that's the order from superior we haven't seen my husband since he was arrested. to the americas now where cuts to pensions and nicaragua have provoked confrontations between riot police and to government protesters at least ten people have died during days of demonstrations in several cities as john holdren reports. antigovernment protests cynical are were are unusual but they're happening now. it started when pensions were cut by five percent and employees social security contributions were raised slightly to actually i am here because i'm indignant i mean indignant at my grandparents are going to receive five percent or less of their already anemic bench and after having called for forty
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five years that is not money that are being lengthy that is money that they already paid and so they bother me and it bothers me and it could not remain sitting any longer several people have been killed a many others injured in running battles between protesters and police street barricades have been thrown out and students have occupied at least one university the government sought to restrict coverage of the protests cutting the signal of at least three channels which was showing the independent media say that's a clear violation of the freedom of the press in. these are acts of repression and unexplainable censorship by the government the government has been very secretive in releasing information to the public but this censorship is at a new level. the vice president and first lady. has described protesters as trying to destroy the country her husband long term president. has been accused of an increasingly authoritarian and undemocratic room now many nicaraguans are making
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their voices heard and the protests are expected to continue john homan out dizzy. will keep his new president is promising to defend the socialist revolution while also modernizing the economy of the cubans are skeptical about whether he'll see many improvement or with of elsie many improvements in america editor lucien newman reports from havana. getting their daily bread cuban style with your ration card in hand one roll per day per person at a minute state subsidized price a system that dates back to the soviet union. in recent years the government has been forced to cut back on ration card items but there's still rice beans sugar salt and occasionally meat aid with cuba's national currency that. if we didn't have this option those on a workers' wage could not afford to buy almost anything. you can also use pesos to
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buy fruits and vegetables. but for almost everything else from shampoo to shoes you need a c. you see the cuban government's version of hard currency on an average monthly wage you can purchase thirty c. you see not enough to fill a car with petrol cuba's dual currency is a monetary abnormality that stunting economic growth and scaring off investment. and like the ration card doing away with it is a must if cuba's new president. is going to make good on his promise to update cuban communism what is the government hasn't already done it it's because merging these two currencies. into one is much more common than it sounds in a country where the state is supposed to always provide it's going to make life much more difficult for cubans who are already struggling. eliminating the dual currency system will devalue the pace or but it's
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a necessary change concedes medium leyva a longtime opponent of the cuban government. in fact after watching thursday's presidential handover of power from broadcast rule to discuss the only changes she expects are on the economic front oh you're almost there and on the emotional level i don't feel any change i hope i'll fill it someday when our society really opens up and i have the right to participate in no matter my opinions. the transition to a post castro era does not contemplate political change but reforming the state run economy to make it more rational and effective could be almost as revolutionary you see in human how than. well sport is just a few minutes away and then tatiana will be telling us about the hockey team that sparked massive celebrations in canada so stay with us.
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al jazeera is there when a story breaks but it's closer than to see what happens next which. is fired by the barrier for a model barricaded the seventh street that we can't hear the movies now is what about change people have gone near the area the mission of the national army is to search the entire one complex and i'll just there are stories about telling it from the people's perspective what they think is happening in their culture.
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welcome back it's time to support his talk the other thank you so much that the dostum i have settled on the news that also in bangor is to leave austin ill at the end of the season but it's still a big day in english football the competition vanga won seven times out of the f.a. cup is that the semi final stage manchester united are facing tottenham at wembley later that is followed by chelsea on southampton tomorrow meanwhile mohammed saw equalled the record for the most goals scored in the thirties eight game english premier league season as liverpool drew two two with west brom saw has netted thirty one times in the league and forty one times in all competitions this
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campaign. now a piece of silverware will be decided in spain later on boss alone a facing the via in the final of the copa del rey or king's cop but bosses courage and days also took time out to pay tribute to outgoing also boss often vanka when i look at the major holding that eaves doing his legacy is beyond down to own level his players his game style and his triumphs i do not know if we'll be able to be. all season as he achieved with his team and staying for twenty two years a club i doubt will do the same of. japan have as a contender for next year's fifo women's world cup after beating australia in the asian cup final japan were and five places behind the wild number six aussies but. the only goal of the match in the eighty fourth minute in jordan's capital amman they become the first nation to successfully defend the asian women's parts of
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south korea in two thousand and three. see if inspectors will make a second visit to morocco next week after citing a number of issues in the country's bid for the twenty twenty six world cup five cities were examined this week ahead of the june vote against a combined bid from mexico canada and the united states morocco chairman held a press conference in casablanca on friday but would not take any media questions issues over stadiums and facilities have been raised music special effects are experts are currently negotiating with before to consolidate a solution that we will propose we already have a number of solutions and we're consolidating them with the fifa team and a specific report will be delivered next week the cave and cavaliers have hit trouble in the n.b.a. playoffs they blew a double digit lead in game three against the indiana pacers to go down to one in their series the washington wizards kept their playoff hopes the lifeboat john wall led the charge for washington with twenty eight points as they beat the toronto
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raptors in game three brought the bill that added another twenty eight both helping the team to a one hundred twenty two to one hundred three when and avoid going three nothing down in the series toronto's lead now sits a two one. we came out and i would have thought would want to add about ourselves you know we know we've got to protect our own floor to want to do it there is supposed to do they want to know more and we got to do the same but just to get a game at a time in you know starts with us to him we're into the ball you know into our guys defensive and everybody else follows and we were able to get stops and get on transition late to the new orleans pelicans can become the fast team to reach the second round when they face the portland trail blazers while friday's off the game so the milwaukee bucks cut that series deficit with the boston celtics winning one hundred sixteen to ninety two before with a game the bucs announce an unlikely new pot owner n.f.l. green bay packers quarterback aaron rodgers rodgers was courtside on friday he is
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a longtime fan of the now the only active n.f.l. player to have an ownership stake in the n.b.a. . the pittsburgh penguins will need to wait at least two more days to secure their progression to the second round of the and i play off the penguins could have gone through with victory in game five of best series with the philadelphia flyers but the fly is pledged to four two victory to keep the series alive they trailed three two heading into game six on sunday. we're going to. thank you i. am the winnipeg jets have won a playoff series for the first time in front history they thrashed the minnesota wild five nothing four of those goals came in the first period alone fifteen thousand extra supporters outside the stadium held
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a massive street party to celebrate but nobody went home as happy as this young fan who collected an extra safe in their off the game. next stop for the jets will either be the nashville predators or colorado avalanche avalanche trail three two in that series off to victory in game six on friday the tampa bay lightning and boston bruins could both advance to the second round with victories later on sunday . while the boston red sox have maintained that best start to the major league baseball season in the club's one hundred eighteen year history they beat the oakland a's on friday for the seventeenth when from eighteen games meantime a scary moment for chicago white sox pitcher danny farquaad he was taken to hospital after fainting in the dugout during the game with the houston astros because hasn't been disclosed. a kenyan cyclist is aiming to make history later this year as the first african to compete in the transfer
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iberian cycle right it's an extreme nine thousand kilometer event from moscow to vladivostok he's training in the town of no doc in southwest kenya i do stories all right the one achievement and survival i'm doing for more on will go training for the world's toughest and most extreme bicycle race trying to get an extreme. on the first african first blockbuster and will qualify what we've been. going through a lot in just define myself as a winner so while. at the age of like. several days ago. then again my dad when i was of several minds made up was it watching the kind he drove on me. and then here killing me being short there's always trying to help my dad i was shot four times before buying the shut me up just then the second time they showed me their shoulder two more bullets were lodged in my chest i'm lucky
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that they didn't hit my spinal cord you know even getting to an extent i've been taken to the mortuary before believing that i was dead and i have a care more that that means almost over and there was a reason especially popper's why i survived all that. the less privileged because it's my responsibility to relate that some of them have to be changed and they believe if they go to bed at night having not changed the level boss on or inspired somebody positively then i wish that maybe so if i don't help them if i don't inspire people then i'm nothing i can again i can be proud that i'm successful i can be successful at all. i'm putting myself through this how i want to call myself but i'm not surviving them but we know i'm a hero just as my dad told me when he was just about today and. believing that a my hero isn't enough i have to prove it and that's where how to.
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offer me for now more support later thanks to. china's box office is booming in just the first three months of the ship film sells top three point two billion dollars the same brown reports domestic movies are the biggest attraction. the tagline is unashamedly patriotic anyone who are fans china will be killed no matter how far the target is. the book the film is will floria to set in a fictitious african country it's about a chinese special forces veteran who single handedly rescues chinese and local citizens. and. citizens held by western mercenaries. the film taps in to a growing mood of national pride in today's china and features close replicas of many of the latest weapons used by the chinese military but the current wave of
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patriotic films is not the result of government pressure insists one film scholar. chinese mainstream films are not controlled by the garment it's achievement was not made through government policies such a huge growth of the box office and a huge market cannot simply be created through some policies of government documents. this week the stars of china's film industry are attending beijing's annual film festival which began in two thousand and eleven among the films nominated for an award is another with a strong patrick theme but one which depicted gay love was dropped. films reflecting government thinking are likely to become more prolific in the years ahead that's because the body that regulates china's film and t.v. industry is being scrapped that job is now going to be done by the communist party's propaganda department
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a further sign of how power is being centralized under president xi jinping for justice workers and students across the country were recently ordered to watch a stirring new documentary called amazing china it hails the country's technological advances and military modernization and echoes president cheese made in china initiative which aims to make china a leader in key technologies by twenty twenty five and the movie industry knows what role it has to play adrian brown al-jazeera beijing. well you have been watching the al-jazeera news up with me it's a whole rob will be back with of a full half hour of news all the of a side of the break of course in countries all the news stories on our website dollars is there a dot com until one thanks for your time and your company. to
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