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facing realities what do you think reunification would look like there are two people think the peace for unification is the only option for prosperity you. hear their story on talk to al-jazeera. the nature of news as it breaks this is one of the areas where part this has had blocked the road through the finding of higher than anything they could find with detailed coverage because now there's a big screen really hard to sort through but everyone striving for the good of the state from around the world this museum aims to be a repository of our region's history and its perfected war that has divided tribes here for generations.
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the u.s. releases a prisoner from guantanamo bay detention center the first on the president from. alliance has i'm sick of this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. i. a day after calling for a nationwide strike armenia's opposition leader calls a halt to the protests. basque separatist group says it's disbanding signaling the end of one of europe's bloodiest internal conflicts plus the region as part of our soul. the return of thousands of ancient iraqi artifacts smuggled into the u.s. border by a retail chain. hello
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the united states has released its first prisoner from the guantanamo bay detention center under president donald trump darby was transferred to saudi arabia to serve out the rest of his sentence she had to towns he has more. this is the first president to leave guantanamo bay since donald trump took office at its height the facility held seven hundred eighty detainees now forty remain ahmed mohammed ahmed has been in u.s. custody since two thousand and two he says he was tortured at the torrijos u.s. facility in bagram afghanistan before arriving at guantanamo he admitted to aiding a suicide attack on a french oil tanker near yemen in two thousand and two but under the terms of a plea deal he reached he was supposed to have been released into saudi custody by february the twentieth if this you know that did not happen which raises questions as to whether donald trump would refuse to reduce guantanamo as population having vowed repeatedly to repopulate the detention camp. to ensure that
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in the fight against isis and al qaeda we continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists wherever we chase them down wherever we find. in many cases then it will now be. the pentagon also announced on wednesday certain guidelines to the white house for future president transfers to guantanamo however the defense secretary james mattis and others said not to be keen to use what even george w. bush had eventually to concede was a propaganda tool against the u.s. others say the reason to close the facility down is it simply unlawful to keep prisoners in indefinite detention without a fair trial and nine eleven people for example have been in our custody percent sixteen years and they're still wrangling at the pretrial stage. al darby has nine more years to serve his thirteen year sentence in saudi arabia in
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a statement relayed through his lawyer he said quote my words will not do justice to what i have lived through in those years and the men i leave behind in prison and no one should remain in guantanamo without a trial there is no justice in that sheraton see al-jazeera. the u.s. president's legal team is facing another shake up the main lawyer representing donald trump in the russian inquiry is retiring ty cobb's departure comes a speculation mounts about whether trump will talk to investigators kimberly how could report. the investigators looking into allegations u.s. president donald trump's campaign colluded with russia want to question him but the president's legal team who would accompany him is changing again ty cobb has been one of trump's lawyers since last july the white house says he's decided to retire to take effect at the end of the month kopp is the second member of trump's legal team to leave him in the past two months john dowd quit march after he told
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reporters he thought the investigation should end it will be very difficult with mr cobb going to attract somebody who is going to ask themselves why do i want to go to a ship that sinking the cop departure comes at a critical time during the probe by special counsel robert muller his team is looking into whether the russian government worked with the trump campaign during the twenty sixteen u.s. election paul manna for trump's former campaign chair has already been indicted and is awaiting trial former white house national security advisor michael flynn pled guilty to lying to the f.b.i. and it's believed he is now working with investigators. but there are now questions about whether trump will speak with the f.b.i. cobb reportedly encouraged to cooperate cobbs replacement emmett flood is known for being more adversarial the white house says flood is joining the team to represent
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the president against what it called the russia witch hunt in science and there are new threats by republicans in congress to remove the man overseeing the case deputy attorney general rod rosenstein another repeatable who've been. making threats privately in pubs. against me for quite some time and i think they should understand by now that the purpose of justice is not going to be extorted and waste a truck seemed to respond to that directly tweeting he may need to use the powers granted to the presidency and get involved ironically the lawyer stepping into ty cobb's place built his reputation defending someone donald trump despises and fled represented us president bill clinton during his impeachment proceedings can really help get al-jazeera at the white house or the newest member of donald trump's legal team rudy giuliani has revealed the u.s. president reimbursed his lawyer michael cohen for
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a one hundred thirty thousand dollars payment to a former adult actress the payment has raised questions over a possible breach of federal campaign finance laws the actress of the center of the payment stormy daniels is suing trump for defamation she says she had an affair with him in two thousand and six and the money was part of a nondisclosure agreement she now wants to break a high level u.s. delegation is in china for trade talks president donald trump wants to slap tariffs on billions of dollars worth of chinese exports to the u.s. including steel and alimony and treasury secretary steve menuhin and commerce secretary will ross are trying to hammer out a deal with chinese officials hoping to avert a trade war adrian brown has more from beijing. well these are the first high level talks between government officials from the united states and china since their trade friction began now both governments of course of threaten to impose massive terrorist on each other's imports that hasn't happened yet but the deadline is the
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middle of june so not a lot of time left now ahead of these talks both sides have been talking up the prospects of success but also of failure now china of course currently exports far more to the united states than the other way around and wilbur ross the u.s. commerce secretary has said that he believes that deficit has been inspired by evil chinese trade practices where as robert light hisor the u.s. trade representative has said that the united states is not out to change china's system will china for its part is warning that it won't bow to any demands that seek to contain china's economy and that it wants to see sincerity from the u.s. side now the two sides will be meeting on thursday afternoon they'll be a dinner in the evening and then those talks will resume on friday but it's not just the trade deficit that's a real area of contention at the moment the u.s. believes the china is out to dominate technologies of the future artificial
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intelligence robotics and that it's doing this by pouring subsidies into state owned companies and this makes it very difficult for u.s. companies to compete in the global market so that's going to be another area where we can expect to be tough talking and where china has said it's not prepared to back down armenia's opposition leader has called off nationwide protests after the ruling party agreed to support him becoming interim prime minister nicola told a rally in the capital yet of on an agreement with his political opponent and opponents was near parliament will vote again next week on a new prime minister robin foresty a walkout report says. will lead ins heard the news that. government backed down with back their people's candidate his bell that revolution took a step closer to reality yes has courage to learn how can i say there was no need
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to believe in any politician or political power believe in yourselves and only then will you always win was i told her she had called for another massive show of support a message to the ruling republican party that they were out of touch with armenian reality. the opposition movement had forced the resignation of the country's long term leader said it sucks last week but his republican party refused to step aside its rejection of passion yan's candidacy for prime minister on tuesday only seemed to make the movement stronger. a general strike on wednesday paralyzed the country students surround the ministries and cheered with the governance culture minister resigned was i. with police absent the roads railways and even the airport cuts off nicole passion claims that the only
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power the republicans now had with their seats in parliament they will try tall tall and pears. to me. i guarantee that folger's away our soldiers will join us in the governing parties intension to now back passion and in a second round of voting will also fulfill his movements objective to overthrow power but respect the institutions that has inspired armenians of every persuasion . kitchen among this is not only a fight for nicole to become a prime minister but also to fight for people's victory as a businessman usually stay out of the politics and we do our work. when you went really you know there is a change you really are. you really feel that it's going to look a huge potential but it hurt your recall passion you called it a velvet revolution the and he called it the revolution of ours and solidarity it's
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always been peace work it's always been people driven and now they have reason to celebrate because the people's candidate said today that people's prime minister rabin forestay walker al jazeera hearing about. how the basque separatist group eta has announced its disbanding just days after apologizing to its victims more than eight hundred people were killed during its fifty year campaign for an independent state it declared a cease fire in two thousand and eleven and the in baba reports from san sebastián in the end it came in the rather mundane form of a letter dated the sixteenth of april to various basque organizations a long awaited announcement that the group that waged a violent campaign for independence for five decades was disbanded for good and what it called its historical cycle. it's fifty years since it's occurring that first victim a secret police chief here in the basque coastal city of san sebastián the
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announcement that it has desponding comes as no surprise to anyone here but many people do hope it marks the beginning of a new era. the name of that police chief was carlos diaz his daughter says people like her still waiting for a real apology and. in principle it's good news that they're not killing more people of course it's great news that there are no more victims but there's absolutely nothing to thank for. it's a formed in the late one nine hundred fifty s. in response to the crackdown on bus culture by spain's dictator francisco franco in one thousand nine hundred seventy three they killed his heir apparent prime minister luis cairo blanco public attitudes hardened and opinion even inside split when the group killed twenty one people in a barcelona supermarket in one thousand nine hundred seven and a series of arrests of better leaders in both spain and france weaken the group significantly. last month which had observed a ceasefire since twenty eleven did apologize to what it called innocent victims of
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its bombings and assassinations but that wasn't extended to the families of people in the security services or politicians who were among the more than eight hundred killed by it or over the years for some people in spain's basque region the latest announcement is a missed opportunity. in terms of society i don't think we're going to notice much change and at a personal level i don't believe in ace's in because there are many missing did people there are many assessing nations that have not been clarified there are many victims that have not received compensation. for their part campaigners for the rights of prisoners currently in jail across spain and france hoping they'll soon be able to serve their sentences near their families in the basque region so this is not closure but it has reenergized the debate on where the basque independence movement goes from here nadine barber al-jazeera still ahead on the edges here affairs for the safety of refugees season approaches in bangladesh.
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we have plenty of water in los angeles it's whether we choose to use it officially and affect. and changing the way we think about conservation to keep our cities from running dry. hello again we've had some very lively dust storms over parts of egypt recently all thanks to this weather system here that's now working its way across parts of saudi arabia that's a link to really to what else is going on across the middle east and you'll see plenty of cloud from georgia there all the way down through parts of iraq and iran as we head through the next day also i will also be watching this stubborn area of cloud here in the eastern part of a matter that's been giving us some rain and some snow doesn't really move anywhere in a great hurry as we head through friday but it is beginning to release its hold now
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before the towards the south and there's more in the way of cloud over the arabian peninsula now it could just be thick enough to squeeze out one or two showers here in doha a few spots of rain but i think it's breaking up again as we head into friday so more of a seeing some dry weather i think of friday actually the best chance of seeing some cloud is in the southern parts of yemen here they could just be one or two showers as we head down towards the southern parts of africa a lot of wet weather here in the eastern cape it looks like the showers here will be rather active that we pushing a bit further northwards towards durban as well and then further north you got plenty of showers there from mozambique all way across into parts of zambia and into deal i think some of the showers here a lot of it to be very heavy before it's across madagascar just like it should be mostly dry.
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again you're watching a reminder of our top stories this hour the u.s. has released the first prisoner from the guantanamo bay detention center under president the u.s. military says a transfer to saudi arabia is part of
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a plea deal to serve out his sentence there. a high level u.s. delegation is in china for trade talks they'll focus on president donald trump's plans to impose billions of dollars of tariffs on chinese exports to the u.s. including steel and. armenia's opposition leader has called off nationwide protests after the ruling party agreed to support his bid to me interim prime minister because. they were close to an agreement parliament will vote again next week. the united nations says two hundred thousand refugees need to be moved to safety season gets underway in bangladesh and many are living in flimsy shelters which are no match for the expected heavy rains and winds charles strafford reports from cox's bazaar what's become the world's largest refugee camp life for salima cultural and her family has been precarious enough since escaping the military
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crackdown against the regime eight months ago their makeshift shelter is personal a hilltop in the pollen refute. but the daily struggle to survive is expected to become even harder in the weeks and months ahead for salema and hundreds of thousands of refute g.'s like. because cycling season is starting that a lot. of fate of the wind sometimes it takes the top poland and there might be landslides but we don't have anywhere else to go. there's a sense of urgency around the camp. the weather could change dramatically at any time thousands of tons of bamboo is being distributed to refute g. so they can make their shelters stronger aid agencies are training them how to best secure what are often nothing more than top pool and corrugated iron shacks not up to me. we were afraid of the wind and thunder during cyclons teaching us about
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landslides and what we need to do. heavy machinery has been brought into the camps to build roads it's vital emergency services have access to anywhere in the camp in order to rescue victims of potential landslides will floods as quickly as possible men gather bricks to harden the road surface otherwise they will quickly turned to mud when heavy rain arrives you can see how vulnerable and exposed these flimsy shelters are these hillsides now over the next four months we're expecting a psych loan and a monsoon season where winds can often reach up to one hundred kilometers an hour and they're going to be lashing rain which means places like these are potentially hardly vulnerable to landslides aid agencies here say around two hundred thousand people need to be moved to safer ground the bangladesh government has allocated a large area specifically to house refugees who need to be moved shelters schools and health centers
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a jew to be built here aid agencies say there are twenty five thousand people living in areas most vulnerable to landslides who need to be relocated immediately . they want to say for a flatter ground that's what we're doing we're moving and working as fast as we can with having machines with people so that these families can live somewhere where they've got access to food public health services and they're safe and that they're comfortable and that they're not at risk from any further disasters. in the late afternoon the weather suddenly changes for the worse the wind kicks up dust clouds across the camp refugees run for cover all rushed to try and secure the charcoal and there's a ripped from roofs hundreds of thousands of men women and children face the greatest challenge yet since fleeing for their lives from the me i'm a military crackdown. strafford al jazeera could you problem with e.g. camp bangladesh. britain's upper house of parliament has voted against any deal
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with the e.u. which could bring back controls along the irish border house of lords heard that a so-called hard border would violate the peace agreement that helped end decades of conflict in northern ireland impasse more pressure on prime minister theresa may was facing a revolt from within her own party present regs it m.p.'s oppose any customs partnership with the e.u. one of the options may is considering they don't want the u.k. to have any links to e.u. laws after it leaves the bloc john howard has more on the debate in westminster. well talks in the so-called war cabinet on brics is unlikely to go past wednesday of course but they begin in earnest today on britain's customs relations with the european union after brigid and what position the government decides to take into negotiations may well determine the nature of britain's exit from the european union why because well if it goes in with a position that would require some sort of border to be set up between northern ireland in the u.k. and the republic of ireland in the e.u.
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to monitor trade well that is something the e.u. would not accept and that likely would push britain towards a so-called hard breaks of leaving with no trade deal at that economists many economists say would be very damaging to the economy here the prime minister is pushing for a particular arrangement called a customs partnership in terms of which britain would mirror e.u. regulations at its borders charging tariffs for the e.u. on goods passing through to the e.u. and then giving refunds to importers delivering goods only to the u.k. potentially based on its own trade arrangements that it makes separate to the e.u. after the break that that is something that would not require a border if might therefore be acceptable to the e.u. the problem is that it is not acceptable to a pretty influential bunch of progress of m.p.'s in her own party who say it will deliver nothing but bray breaks it in name only that it is a customs union in order to all intents and purposes they've demanded she drop it and have task. leave not directly threatened early to leadership over it all the
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while time is against the government here they've got to reach a settled position before a big meeting of the e.u. in june at which it will be decided whether to advance negotiations or not towards a final deadline of october by which time they hope to reach a final deal for britain's exit from the european union or no deal tool. cambridge analytical the u.k. company at the center of a major facebook data breach is shutting down the political consultancy hit the headlines in march when a former employee revealed how i use data from millions of facebook users to influence the u.s. presidential campaigns company says it suffered a sharp drop in business and will begin bankruptcy proceedings its parent company as c.e.o. is also closing. pope francis has apologized to victims of chile's clerical sexual abuse scandal and ask for forgiveness it comes after days of meetings at the vatican with three of the victims the head of the roman catholic church admitted
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last month he made mistakes in handling the crisis after discrediting the victims he says he was quote part of the problem the victims have urged him to end the epidemic of sex abuse and cover up in the catholic church. we were able to speak frankly and respect to the pope we talked about difficult issues such as sexual abuse abuse of power and especially the cover up of the tremendous. realities that we do not refer to as sins but as crimes and corruption that do not end in chile but are an epidemic. an epidemic that has destroyed thousands of lives and cities around the world are struggling with the effects of climate change one of the biggest challenges is ensuring clean drinking water now and in the future as part of algiers first series rob reynolds reports from los angeles on the looming problems for millions of californians. an estimated eighteen million people
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now live in the los angeles metropolitan area on land that was once largely arid this sprawling city has thrived despite the lack of an obvious large source of water nearby los angeles is history is tied with water this place was able to grow and expand and become one of the largest metropolises in the world because we brought water here the second phase of i think los angeles is growth now is going to be with the new normal with the expectation of less water over time and more people how can we sustain economic progress and sustain life itself here in l.a. las water comes in by aqueducts from the san joaquin river delta to the north the sierra nevada mountains to the east and hoover dam on the colorado river four hundred kilometers away but all three sources are in decline we have seen pressure on climate change which has been reducing winter snow pack over time in the snow in
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future not falling points nineteen too quickly and the early months and then were dry in the summer months the solutions to los angeles's water dilemma according to its mayor are conservation recycling and better use of local sources of water conservation was proven effective in the recent multi-year drought when l.a. residents reduced water use dramatically we have plenty of water in los angeles it's whether we choose to use it efficiently and effectively recycling waste water is another challenge about sixty percent of our equivalent water usage every day we treat clean and then wash out to the ocean that means that we can have sixty percent more water if somehow that water came back to us if we could just take that water make sure as many places do that it is sanitary to drink and then bring that to the homes that we have contrary to popular belief it does rain in southern california but currently that rainwater goes to waste. it's one of the perverse
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things about l.a. is that we've engineered this incredible system that whenever one drop of rain drops outside of our city we know how to grab it take it use it but anything that actually drops inside our city we quickly wash it out to the ocean instead of reusing it for ourselves that's what we're changing and that will ensure a life for you know centuries to come challenges that must be met to keep the city of angels from running dry rob reynolds al-jazeera los angeles ancient artifacts have been handed it back to iraq after they were smuggled into the united states it's believed they were destined for a christian museum linked to the hobby lobby retail chain alan fischer reports from washington. a piece of history to be returned home at a special ceremony at the residence of iraq's ambassador in washington u.s. officials returned the ancient objects to the rightful owners to some just how important is it to have these items you turned to consider as part of our psalm you
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know. this is you know really important to us you have to understand that in iraq memories are long and so we really have a sense of kinship to to the to these artifacts so you know imagine these things coming back home some of the valuable artifacts are more than five thousand years old and they include examples of the first writing system internet religious texts and cool ones with texts from the rulers of what was then mesopotamia they were among the five thousand objects bought by the chain store hobby lobby from dealers in the united arab emirates and israel in two thousand and ten experts warned the company the items might be stolen but it went ahead with the parts as it's been fined more than three million dollars for breaking the law and had almost four thousand artifacts that were stolen removed when the criminal organizations still is merchandise and sell on the black market if funds or other criminal activity and we have numerous cases fund terrorism activity so first of all we're taking the
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money out of hands of criminal organization terrorist second wall returning artifacts the people while it's thought the final destination for the artifacts would be the recently opened museum of the bible in washington or below because owners have a big stake in the project it admitted previously it should have taken more care and asked more questions about the purchase hobby lobby went ahead and bought the artifacts for approximately one point six million dollars additionally they allowed the dealers who were supplying them to decide how they should be shipped to the united states. on the able to prove prove their legitimate ownership of the pieces those dealers smuggled the artifacts into the united states will be will be is new to control or see. its conservative christian owners successfully sued the obama administration over the right to deny employees insurance coverage for contraceptives but this is a victory for the iraqis who plan to put many of the returned relics in the
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national museum in baghdad and fisher al-jazeera washington. this is al-jazeera these are the top stories the united states has released the first prisoner from the guantanamo bay detention center on the president from atlanta darby was transferred to saudi arabia to serve out his sentence as part of a plea bargain forty prisoners remain in guantanamo bay a high level u.s. delegation has arrived in china for trade talks they'll focus on president trump's plans to impose billions of dollars of tariffs on chinese exports to the u.s. including steel and alimony and treasury stocks terry stephen minutia and commerce secretary what will ross are trying to hammer out a deal with chinese officials in the hope of avoiding a trade war adrian brown has more from beijing. i have a meeting with the ambassador and then those first talks are due to happen on
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thursday afternoon beijing time they'll be a dinner in the evening and then the real talking will resume again on friday so not a lot of time to deal with the many complex issues now before them but these are the first high level talks to happen between the united states and china since the current trade friction began remember both countries are currently threatening to impose massive tariffs on each other's imports armenia's opposition leader has called off nationwide protests after the ruling party agreed to support his bid to become the interim prime minister. announced the deal to supporters at a rally in yet of that parliament will vote again next week on the polls. britain's upper house of parliament has voted against any deal with the e.u. which could bring back controls along the irish border house of lords heard that a so-called hard border would have violate the peace agreement that helped and decades of conflict in northern ireland it powers more pressure on prime minister
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to raise a mayor who's facing or a volt from within her own party that could threaten her government m.p.'s in favor brags that oppose any customs partnership with the e.u. one of the options may is considering. the u.k. company at the center of a major facebook data breach has collapsed cambridge analytical is accused of improperly accessing the data of millions of people for political clients. those are the headlines we're back in half an hour right now it's witness. he was the world's most wanted man the last meeting i had with him was after. bin laden was very nervous about meeting has not met a western reporter before in part one of an exclusive two part documentary on dizzy respects to those met us.


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