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the full of the region of mindanao is a post where martial law was imposed in the whole region of in the now when the siege only happened at the capital. i understand that one of the government's proposals is to build a garrison in the town but that's pretty controversial what are the problems that could be faced there and how is the government justifying it well that is exactly what civilians you're asking first of all there's already a very big military camp at the heart of matter are we they have expanded that after the liberation and they feel though that basically the military garrison is going to be built which would mean a displacement of so many families as you know the conflict in mindanao is also largely rooted in the in the fight over land and they feel that this will actually make the situation difficult especially in land now where clan wars can actually last up to decades they feel though that no amount of sophisticated liberation or
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a power point expensive power point presentations by the task force that leads the rehabilitation can hide the fact that the situation for civilians in mindanao specially among the surrounding areas in evacuation camps is dire and desperate rob . you mentioned before that one of the things that we residents were hoping for was some sort of fact finding mission into what was what had been happening is their home genuine hope that that fact finding mission would be successful. well there have been those robin the opposition of already filed for basically a resolution hoping for an investigation but as you know many see the current congress as a rubber stamp congress that is because majority are controlled and are supportive or president of the good that they're doing and they're largely basically silent so what they want right now are for voices to be heard it is not easy for civilians to speak up at a time of martial law in mindanao which they hope will end by basically end of this
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year and they hope by then people will have more courage that the opposition will be more helpful to civilians and basically there will be an avenue for them to have legal assistance to have not just humanitarian assistance but also a source of a sense of direction as to where they can go when it comes to fact finding committee went basically for the senate and congress to start looking at this as a difficult situation they say syria iraq yes at least there are dead there is a chance for them to be buried not in where are we they say where hundreds continue to be missing to this day jamal. miller jamila thank you very much indeed. still ahead on old zero the search continues for a teenage group altie stuck in a flooded in northern thailand. fears of growing tribalism in american politics is president trump's divisive rhetoric to blame.
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hello there the weather is all quite quiet across many parts of the middle east at the moment for most of us is dry and pretty whole we do have a few showers in the eastern part of our map and it looks like there's a pepping up as we head through into wednesday to some of them could turn out to be rather shop but to the west of all of that is fine dry and just pretty hot baghdad there up at around forty five degrees of course in kuwait will be around forty four and here in doha we're up at forty six degrees on choose day but the winds will be picking up a little bit as we head into wednesday and that will just take the edge off the temperatures a little bit say forty four degrees well this time the maximum down towards the southern parts of iran here we've got a little bit more in the way of clouds and that could give us some drizzling rain around the law which is fairly typical for this time of year down to a southern parts of africa largely fine and settle for most of us here just a little bit of cloud around the eastern parts of madagascar that could squeeze out
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one or two showers and those could drift a little bit further towards the west but i think for us in and senator it will stay dry and fine anomic from a temperature getting to around twenty one for the west for us in durban twenty two degrees no problems for us and force in cape town will be getting to around sixteen things are to change a little bit for us in capetown as we head into wednesday more clouds rolling its way towards us but it looks like it could bring us a few outbreaks of rain. candid testimonies from the binny's women who are staying single longer. what's causing this cultural shift in a society already be set by religious and social tensions. and are there implications for the arab world as a whole. lebannon single by choice on al-jazeera.
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you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour the u.n. agency for palestinian refugees is warning its rico weeks away from causing emergency assistance because of critically low funding the agency says it struggled since the u.s. cut contributions and here this year. that every mass burials in central nigeria for nearly one hundred people killed in violence between farmers and semi nomadic herders president mohammed a baha'i has warned against reprisal attacks and deployed extra forces to the area
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to contain the violence. and general strike is paralyzed argentino one of the unions blocking roads rail and air transport workers are protesting that the government's latest deal with the international monetary fund they say i.m.f. astonishing measures unfairly target the poor. navy divers have reentered a flooded cave in northern thailand to search for twelve boys and their football coach they were trapped after a heavy rainstorm blocked the only way out of the cave on saturday afternoon officials say they're confident the boys are still alive as the cave extends several kilometers in the could have sought refuge in one of the chambers locals who performed a ritual to pray for their safe return scott tyler is joining us now live from chiang rai this is as i understand it scott the third day of searching how the search is actually being carried out. rubble right now the searches are ongoing we know that the navy seals on monday evening
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had to call off their search because of heavy rain there's been heavy rain that's been going on since the boys and the coach went missing last night monday evening the rain was very heavy so the search was called off it was then started tuesday morning pm with those divers and then we are hearing now you can see behind me that leads that trail behind me leads down to the mouth of this cave that six to eight kilometers deep now if it undulates it goes up and down a lot that's what we have these pockets of water because of that heavy rain i'm stand you can't really see but i'm standing in several inches of mud it's been raining heavily now what we do know is there are there is still hope that the team members are still alive in this cave they think that because of these pockets these chambers that are within this network of caves robin one thing that's also very interesting that we're hearing and this is something that the navy navy helicopters were doing on monday is they were circling the area were right close to the myanmar border probably just a couple kilometers over the hills that this cave network is in there was a helicopter circling above because we know also within this network of caves there
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are chimneys and they're looking to see of the possibility of dropping supplies down in the chimneys that's also something important to note when you look at the possibility of an air getting into the trap people in there that's where they're getting the air from these chimneys so it's a very dicey situation now the governor for chiang right province is down at the mouth talking to the rescue workers we just saw a minister walk out and there's a makeshift village that has sprouted up right along this area out of the mouth of the cave network here scott it sounds as though the cave network that you're describing is really very complex undulating as as you were saying if the boys and the coach are fine what's the plan for actually getting the moment. yeah that's the big question and that's the question that they'll get to once they find the boys obviously that's their main object now but it's a good question robyn that is it's going to be complex obviously depends on where they're found if they're found in an area where they can maybe kind of retreat to or further go further toward one of these chimneys were supplies can be dropped in
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because what they're saying now is that the divers will hopefully kind of make their way through these pockets where there's you know there are chambers and then there's water then there are chambers and maybe that's where the boys in their coats are holed up so what they can get to them there that means you know will they further go down to where there might be a chimney and a bigger chamber that the the authorities know about the rescue workers know about or what they might have to do and this is a very interesting part is they might have to do quick scuba training for those trapped in those thirteen boys and one man trapped and they might have to do quick scuba training and take them out one by one now what we do know now is that at least a kilometer into this cave network there is an electricity line strong and that is to help i guess a establish a staging area for those divers so they can stage it this collection area will have light so they can work and then go further down this network before they find them again to to fast to go back until monday when we found out that there were there
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was evidence discovered by these divers that the boys are in there and their coach is in there you know we know that they're just down this path there's bicycles and backpacks and the football shoes that they threw there before they went on their hike into this cave that means that they believe they're still in there but also they saw handprints and footprints inside the cave so that's why they're still holding out some hope and i might add you know we've got the tent with the family members and hundreds and hundreds of different of all colors and sizes of rescue workers with different color beds divers and national park guardsmen so a lot of people here are hoping hoping will be some sort of indication that these boys are still alive in this cave network behind me rob scott i know we're going to be checking in with you as the search goes on but for now it's going to hide lou thanks very much indeed. well there's growing concern about political tribalism in the us after the president trump's press secretary was asked to leave a restaurant in virginia because of trans policies incident involving set of
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standards comes just days after a cabinet secretary was forced out of a mexican restaurant by protesters and fisher has more from washington d.c. . good afternoon she's the public face of the trumpet ministration the press secretary an almost daily presence on the nation's t.v. screens when serious sanders turned up to eat at this restaurant in virginia she was politely asked to leave the unit said she did it because staff were uncomfortable with trump policies and i believe his briefing she touched on the issue and appealed for greater tolerance and understanding healthy debate on ideas and political philosophy is important but the calls for harassment in place for any trump supporter to avoid the public is unacceptable america is a great country and our ability to find solutions despite those disagreements is what makes us unique. elitist incident comes just days after a whole month security secretary cues the nielson was forced to leave
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a mexican restaurant in washington d.c. because of protesters angry at the administration's border immigration policy. and a prominent trump supporter of florida attorney general pound bondy had to be given a police escort from a movie theater the day after announcing plans to withdraw health care protections for people with preexisting conditions one prominent democratic congresswoman provoked controller c. saying trump administration officials should continue to be confronted whatever they are but these members of this cabinet who remain and tried to defend him they're not going to be able to go to a restaurant they're not going to be able to stop at a gas station then that going to be able to shop at a department store that people are going to turn on them so we're actually more fearful and more angry and one political expert says the trump. iraq has brought a new tribalism to u.s. politics i don't think there's any way in which the president's rhetoric and his behavior isn't a part of what we're seeing in american politics he really is the
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one kind of looting the charge with name calling on twitter with labeling his opponents with derogatory nicknames get out of those who will tell you there have been times when america has been more divided when the splits been more angry and more dangerous in a modern age social media has highlighted the divisions and amplified them and that in turn creates even more harsh exchanges and exposes more divisions politically alan fischer al-jazeera washington. and legal logging is threatening one of the world's biggest rain forests the latest report by the ngo global witness accuses european importers of failing to prevent the harvest of pristine rain forest and democratic republic of the congo. reports. in the heart of africa the congo basin is home to the world's second largest rain forest but a new investigation accuses timber companies of endangering its existence second in
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size to the amazon the congolese rain forest to some two million square kilometers it covers six countries including the democratic republic of congo where it's shrinking the fastest the nonprofit global witness says the d.r. she's biggest timber company north to timber is illegally harvesting trees at nearly ninety percent of its sites with impunity north timber which is portuguese owned denies congolese subsidy ery sort of force is breaching its contract it says the accusations have no basis it acknowledges some management plans may not be in place but that it's talking with the ministry of environment about them global witness is also accusing importers such as portugal and friends of failing to take action the organization says it's not surprising that the law's flouted in the r.c. but it is shocking that france does so little to put an end to its imports of illegally harvested timber researchers are trying to learn about the forced unique ecosystem before it's too late. these forests are under pressure from humans so we
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scientists want to categorize the fauna and the birds the only thought of this forest before it is destroyed and that scientists say the congo rainforest is a source of food and water for tens of millions of people it's also home to six hundred types of trees and ten thousand animal species including endangered ones they say these trees produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide but their ability to reduce greenhouse gases and regulate the climate is decreasing. but example. here for example the rainy season normally starts in mid august but now sometimes it begins in july and sometimes in september and when it comes sometimes the water does not rise steadily and then they suddenly recede there's a disorder in the cycle so despite existing national international laws designed to protect rain forests global witness says companies like north timber and danger seventy five million hectares of rainforest in the d r c global watch is demanding
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all those involved from governments to importers and buyers to stop being complicit in the destruction of d r c's tropical rain forests and the impact it's having on the planet's climate. on al-jazeera spain and portugal have both are in slots in the world cups knockout stage the final group games began on monday with video review known as v.a. are playing a significant role in several of the day's matches and earlier it ago i swept to the top spot in group a after being russia saudi arabia beat egypt but both had already been ruled out of the final sixteen i mean richardson has more from moscow . so spain and portugal have qualified out of group b. but few would have predicted just how close iran and morocco it comes to causing a major upset portugal needed to draw their game against iran to make sure of their place in the knockout rounds they did take the lead to record a charisma but iran with equal eyes in injury time threw a penalty and they missed a big chance to win the game and not portugal out as the spain in their game
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against morocco all right so you just needed a point to make sure of their place morocco were already out of the competition but seemed determined to leave a lasting impression they were leading to warn late into the game your go aspas scored an equaliser through spain it was only given after v.a.r. ruled he was on side and spain sneak through and they finished top of the group despite finishing level on points with portugal they'd scored one more goal it means spain will face talks russia in the last sixteen while portugal will be taking on europe quite ok let's take a look at the four upcoming matches on tuesday first up a stray takes on peru and denmark plays france in group c. a stallion denmark are both looking to join france and the tournaments knockout stage while peru hope they won't head home windless later in the day group d. wraps up with iceland meeting in croatia and nigeria taking on argentina to asia lead the group they're already through but any of the other three teams could play
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in the group's other slot in the final sixteen. this is al jazeera these are the top stories the u.n. agency for palestinian refugees is warning it's weeks away from cutting emergency assistance because of critically low funding agency says it's struggled since the u.s. cut contributions only or this year more than five million refugees rely in the agency for education food and health services our current shortfall remains now in excess of two. hundred fifty million u.s. dollars and we still have a very big task ahead at this point we do not i repeat we do not have the income to ensure that the schools will open on time in august and in the absence of significant new funding we will have to begin taking very difficult measures in july impacting the level of services as well as our staff that have been mass
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burials in central nigeria for about one hundred people killed in fighting between farmers and semi-nomadic herders president muhammadu buhari has warned against reprisal attacks and deployed troops to contain the violence a general strike has paralyzed argentina with unions blocking road rail and air transport workers are protesting the government's latest deal with the international monetary fund they say i.m.f. a stereotype measures unfairly target the poor people caught up in the siege of mazar between the philippine military and i saw linked fighters say they fear the conflict may not be over the fighting left much of the city in ruins and displaced two hundred thousand people residents are now telling their stories in the capital manila many awadi the fighters will regroup and launch another assault navy divers have reentered a flooded cave in northern thailand to search for twelve boys and the football
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coach they were trapped after a heavy rainstorm blocked their only way out of the cave on saturday afternoon officials say they're confident the boys are still alive as the cave extends several kilometers and they could have sought refuge in one of the chambers one of the world's largest rain forests in the democratic republic of congo is under threat because of rampant in legal logging but its report published by the ngo global witness condemns countries that import illegally harvest a timber the group calls on fronts to cancel a multi-million dollar project that supports companies involved in the trade. and those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after counting the cost of life and. every year in pakistan hundreds of women are victims of so-called honor q one o one east searches for the truth in a case that exposes the growing clash between old beliefs and modern life.
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hello i'm sam is a than this is counting the cost an al-jazeera your weekly look at the world of business and economics this week why a stronger dollar is becoming a headache for developing market economies. also this week digital addicks we look at how the tech industry uses psychology to design products we can't put down. plus a major setback for libya's oil industry is finding of the all crossing future production risks. the prospect of a trade war slowing down the world's economy means investors have been reassessing where to put their money in recent weeks developing market currencies like the turkish lira and argentina spasso have fallen to their weakest levels in months against the us dollar for the first time the fed is the only major central bank
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raising interest rates and that's lending support to the dollar but a central bank conference in portugal this week the u.s. federal reserve chairman said the case remains strong for more u.s. rate hikes and that means trouble ahead for those countries borrowing in dollars after the end of the global financial crisis rockhold low interest rates in the u.s. meant many developing nations borrowed in dollars now as the dollar rises it's costing those developing countries a lot more to repay their debts for economists it's raising alarm bells. joining us from london is timothy ash timothy is a senior emerging markets sovereign strategist with london based blue bay asset management good to have you with us so whether it's because of a trade war or because of the interest rate hikes in the u.s. is the dollar now set to strengthen fervor was
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a big question and certainly has been hurting emerging markets against the backdrop of a fed tightening and tighter global liquidity i think the consensus is beginning to emerge that basically the trade wars the dollar probably will end up being a winner from that i mean that's been the view over the last couple of weeks i think helped also by this sumption of weakness in euro zone and of the euro has been a bit of downward pressure not helped by politics in in italy and then obviously ongoing in the moments where all the immigration concerns or immigration battles in europe as well but it does look like the dollar is on an appreciating trend does that mean then that debt stress for developing economies which borrowed in dollars that's more of that is now inevitable. well it means more pressure i mean we you know we enter the year in a goldilocks scenario for emerging markets or appeared that way with d.m. central banks tightening but moderately but the assumption was that global growth
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would stay pretty robust and as long as global growth stayed fine then on the revenue side emerging market countries will be more than able to cope with higher d.m. and u.s. rates i think what's changed in terms of perceptions has been the dollar rally that's one thing that obviously increases debt service costs in hard currency dollars for many emerging markets and i think the other one has been concerned about trade wars and what it means for global growth and i think there is a sense that the global growth is just coming off the pace and the bias probably now is towards downside so you put all those together you put fed tightening dollars strength trade wars prospects for global growth we can embed and actually also fairly difficult bottom up stories in many big emerging market countries you've got elections looming this weekend in turkey but you've also got elections
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in in brazil mexico argentina also looming as well south africa next year possibly ukraine pakistan i mean many many countries the election india. and of those countries i mean there are some significant reform challenges brazil pension reform he's got an overheating story that needs addressing mexico obviously concerns around after you know and south africa you know we have a new administration the cyril ramaphosa but still lots of inherited problems from jake it's there were to be resolved so you know a very challenging environment i think at the moment for emerging markets and on that point i mean particularly some of the last points you mentioned the sort of domestic economic problems coupled with the global growth rate no longer generating the sort of revenue for developing economies that would help them to manage a higher dollar repaying. debt cost does that mean you know we think about the there was several countries that borrowed heavily when interest rates were low how
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global a problem could we see is this potentially going to become a domino effect unlike the mid ninety's all our own ninety seven ninety eight crises in asia you know we don't have that many countries other less countries now with fixed exchange rates and less countries are trying to defend them that's positive the scary new environment thank you so much to misty ash my pleasure still to come on counting the cars electronic waste recycling tile and it's a booming industry but if it isn't handled correctly it could be an environmental disaster in the making. but first more than one and a half million russians have signed an online petition against the government's pension reforms the proposal aims to raise the pension age from fifty five to sixty three for women and from sixty to sixty five for men the bill was submitted to parliament last thursday or in chalons reports from moscow while pension reform is something the ready made putin's various governments been putting off for years and
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years and years in fact in two thousand and five putin said this pension ages would never be raised while he was president currently russia's retirement ages are below sixty for men and just fifty five women those are a legacy of the soviet years we come up with in one thousand nine hundred thirty two when life expectancy in the country was just thirty five for men and forty for women it's still pretty low by european standards but it has doubled since those times so now there's unsustainable pressure on the state pension funds and the government obviously feels or think that now the time has rights for some reform presidential elections in march are safely out of the way but they still chose the first day. of the world cup to sneak this this plan out they know that it's a very unpopular thing to do in fact in a recent poll ninety two percent of russians said they were against it the plan is
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for retirement ages to be raised to sixty five for men and sixty three for when for women that will be done over the next decade and a half the kremlin is wisely saying that vladimir putin is not actually involved in this pension reform it's a government thing they will be watching very very closely for public reaction and if there is any sign that this is going to bring big crowds out onto the streets then perhaps they might roll some of this back the fighting has erupted in libya's oil crescent it's damaged the country's main oil exporting terminals located in the northeast of the country or lack sports are a vital source of revenue for the country the fighting has suspended those exports though the political situation in libya is fragmented but up until this month oil was being produced libyan oil is sold internationally through the national oil company which is under the control of the un backed government in tripoli libya
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also has a rival government in top iraq where the fighting is between two armed groups it's taking place in northeastern libya ras lanuf and the siddur terminals libya has africa's largest proven crude oil reserves the ninth largest globally for opec member libya the worry is that the projected battle will damage the old fields themselves and the impact even future production the national oil corporation is looking at options to divert some all exports to alternative terminals as output is impacted the world health organization has listed addiction to electronic in video games as a mental health disorder the controversial decision has left the gaming industry at odds with scientists paul china japan reports. in this virtual universe made up of zeros and ones a dense purple storm cloud shroud the planet ninety eight percent of the world's population has disappeared and zombies rise to attack remaining humans. it's very
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fast paced it keeps you engaged the whole. lot. so much fun that the mass online phenomenon called fortnight is consuming hundreds of millions of players around the world while the goal of the game is to battle for the survival of humanity some people's fragile psyche may not survive these all consuming digital games. we have been reviewing evidence for. the gaming behavior disorder of the last seventy years. the world health organization's decision to label addiction to digital and video games as a mental health disorder puts it at odds with gaming industry organizations it's reference guide of recognized and diagnosable diseases describes the addiction as a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior that becomes so extensive it takes precedence over other life interests the question whose is going through or
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over the gaming and ignores other essential activities like sleep like eating like. education or and and that harms the person and white of the heart wasn't continues. parents have been concerned about the endless hours their children have spent in front of their console's since the advent of atari and pong now they have science as their weapon to limit the time their children spend gaming the w.h.o. says only a small number of people who play digital and video games would develop a mental health disorder but early warning signs can help prevent it and while the makers of fortnight are expected to earn more than four billion dollars this year addiction to gaming screeding nice gaming addiction treatment programmes which may even be more lucrative for insurance companies and health care providers now that
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gaming addiction is considered a mental health disorder. why this smartphone social media and computer games keep os hoax well designed to the tech industry uses human psychology and calls it behavior design all persuasive tech companies don't conceal this apple readily admits its products are addictive it's even designing an app to help you use your phone lest the average person checks their phone one hundred fifty times a day psychologists though are beginning to describe the deliberate engine. airing of addiction as an unethical practice and some within the tech industry want higher standards too but in the meantime for a tech company in the attention economy the more time a user spends online equals more money from ad revenue that revenue hit a record eighty eight billion dollars in two thousand and seventeen well joining me now from london is dr jamie woodcock jamie is
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a research or at the oxford internet institute good to have you with us so first of all how is human psychology used in digital design. well i think what we've seen is many attempts to introduce ways as you as you mentioned to capture people's attention and i think it's no surprise really that these kind of psychological aspects of being included but i think one of the ones we have to point to as being particularly problematic is the use of gambling or gambling like aspects in in video games for example to get users not only hooked but also it can cost a lot of money to give us.

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