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deadly environmental and health conscious we think ok we'll send our you ways to china but we have to remember that air pollution travels around the globe death by design on al-jazeera. this is zero. pollen you're watching our desire live from london coming up. the u.s. says it's not cutting all funding to the u.n. agency that helps palestinian refugees. the nets in the lockdown after an explosion in a cafe kills the leader of the russia back separatists in eastern ukraine plus. tributes to the queen of soul as detroit bids farewell to retire franklin at
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a star studded funeral and why it could soon be summer time all year long and the european union and. in sport knowing such is no short song saw that you both makes his debut for a pro football team sprint legend getting a brief run out for all strays central coast mariners in the season from. the united states says it is cutting all funding to that's the u.n. agency that supports palestinian refugees now this comes a week after the trump administration cut more than two hundred million dollars in economic aid to palestinian refugees the move will and decades of financial support that is used for health education food security and other essential. and a statement the u.s. state department said the administration has carefully reviewed the issue and
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determined that the united states will not make additional contributions to ana when we made a u.s. contribution of sixteen million dollars in january we made it clear that the united states us no longer willing to shoulder the very disproportionate share of the burden of on ross cost that we had assumed for many years. ok we can now get more on this from robin else who is in washington d.c. rob what is the u.s. government saying about this decision to cut all the funds from the u.n. agency how are they justifying this well they're justifying it. largely on the grounds that the funding is mismanaged the agency itself wastes money it's inefficient and so on a part of the statement part of which you reject a moment ago it continues saying quote the u.s. will no longer continue further funding to this irredeemably flawed operation the department did say it is concerned about the welfare of palestinians and the
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effects of this caught on on them excuse me especially on children but the language in the. statement also hints very strongly that the ultimate intent is for the administration to try to shift the responsibility for palestinians living in places like lebanon and jordan and syria where millions of palestinian refer people with refugee status palestinians live on to those states themselves the decision is likely to considerably worse in an already dire humanitarian situation in parts of the palestinian territories especially in gaza so in that case how would this plane into the u.s. in israel's plan for a solution to the palestinian issue. well this is all about the right of return this is you know a sort of
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a sacred tenet of the palestinian policy that the people who the people who were displaced or chased out of the palestinian territories in one nine hundred forty eight when the state of israel was established they and their descendants have the right to return it's we're talking about some five million people according to now the united states plans to issue a report saying that there are only really about half a million true palestinian refugees this would in a stroke undercut that entire right to return and be a big victory for israel. the israeli leader benjamin netanyahu prime minister netanyahu has said that having all of these millions of palestinians returned to israel is impossible because it would swamp the jewish state completely now met and yahoo has been working closely with trump jerrod cushion or on the on
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this peace plan and in some emails that were made public earlier this year. called for quote a sincere effort to disrupt on raw the palestinian president mahmoud abbas had this statement issued through a spokesman he said the trumpet ministration plans to commit an immoral scandal against palestinian refugees by giving itself the right to abolish their historical rights now it's important to know divya that the the trumpet ministration the united states in and of itself cannot change the way that the united nations has decided. to categorize people if they are bonafide palestinian refugees or not and it's also important to note. that has been. the mandate of on russia say has been repeatedly renewed by the united nations for
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decades by strong majority votes so this is part and parcel together with the recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital part and parcel of an effort by the troubled minister sharon to really affects a radical changes and try to sort of reset the table in the middle east thank you very much that's rob reynolds there in washington for us. the u.s. and canada have missed a deadline to revamp the north american free trade agreement talks broke up without a deal while the trump says they will not resume on wednesday in the meantime the white house says it told president with a new trade agreement with mexico that move leaves canada out in the cold but their foreign minister says she still optimistic that a deal can be reached it is going to take flexibility on all sides to get to a deal in the end and what i can speak to is the canadian position and i really
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want to assure canadians that we're working hard to get a good deal we are confident that a win win win deal is possible and we're always going to stand up for the national interest and for canadian values and for more on those daniel like joins us live from toronto danielle that missed the deadline trump has now notified congress of a deal with mexico so where does this leave canada. well i think we're hearing the canadian foreign minister who's leading the negotiation team here i think we're hearing are putting a brave face on a situation that is not perhaps desperate but is getting a little bit more so let's just look back earlier this week on monday mexico and the united states announced they had reached a bilateral deal on these talks to replace a three country deal and said canada was welcome to join but they had to do it by friday that deadline has just passed but they will keep talking that's the good news for canada what we're hearing from the canadians is that there was a kind of
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a sour mood in the talks today because some remarks by president trump to bloomberg news off the record made their way into the canadian media in which he basically said there's going to be no flexibility canada has to take it or leave it she's denying that that's affecting the talks and saying next week's resumption of the talks should be fruitful just as they have been so far they need more time though now your foreign minister has made it very clear that they're not going to be negotiating and public but what do we know if the main sticking point. well indeed she's not letting this information out but these things do come out of course leaks from either side so the main sticking points are all this week and they're still the same ones have been canada's highly protected dairy sector basically canada doesn't allow very much milk or bought her or anything to be imported into the country and that's for political reasons here the dairy farm
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lobby is very strong and so for that to be relaxed would be a brave political move by this government and so far it seems they're not offering to relax it any at all so dispute resolution america is canada's largest most important trading partner by far but they can be very strong when it comes to trade in their own interests imposing tariffs on various products canada in the past had ways of dealing with that with informal dispute resolution mechanisms the americans want that off the table in any new free trade agreement these two things are still the big sticking points from what we're hearing there's not a lot of flexibility on either side but we're pretty sure to that both sides want some sort of a deal and they want it fairly soon. on canada us involvement and you know thank you. russia has blamed ukraine for the killing of eastern ukrainian separatist leader alexandre. the moscow backed leader of the rebels don't yet so skills in a pasta in a cafe in the center of the city russia has accused ukraine if assassinating him to
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unleash a renewed war in eastern ukraine calling it an act of international terrorism a camp says it had nothing to do with the blast instead blaming separatists and fighting our correspondent rory chalons has the latest from moscow. i don't yes because on lockdown at the moment nobody allowed in and nobody allowed out that is because both and moscow are calling the killing of alexander's aka shanker an act of international terrorism now there has been a meeting of the council of ministers to try and work out who should take over and the early reports coming from that meeting is that it is going to be the first deputy prime minister of the d.n.r. d.v.r. dimitri tropez nick off now the second was a former militia leader who rose to prominence in the early stages of the war in ukraine's east he was promoted to the prime minister's position in two thousand and
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fourteen at a time when there were efforts being made to reorganize things to make it look less like this was a foreign operation being run out of moscow and more like it was a home grown independence movement he was present both minsk summits he was a signatory of minsk to because he was the prime minister of the d p r d n r and so this death does through that process into some down to have to say there of course are big questions who might have done this there seem to be three likely options at the moment one this was done by ukraine by its intelligence outfit outfit the s b u two it could have been infighting within the separatist republics themselves the self-proclaimed separatist republics or it could perhaps have been
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moscow doing some sort of house cleaning operation and of course moscow and kiev are both blaming each other at the moment and that is likely to continue i think this is a murky death in what is and has been for a long time a very murky war. coming up this hour from london targets are reports of more than a dozen yemeni fishermen in an air strike. and we were ports on the rise in xenophobia in peru venezuelan migrants say they're experiencing a rise in racial slurs and. sports tempers flare the games as the gold medal is decided in the men's competition. pop stars politicians and civil rights activists are all attending the music infused funeral of the queen of soul aretha franklin her voice and spirit
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captivated the united states for more than half a century. check on an ariana grande they were among those to perform at the ceremony in our home town. u.s. president bill clinton and civil rights leader jesse jackson also delivered eulogies for the music legend career spawned legendary tracks like respect think and i say a little prayer. ok so these have been celebrating right there franklin's life in music began around six hours ago and as you can see from these live pictures from detroit it is still going on our correspondent john hendren is there and he can give us
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a tell us what's been happening what the moods been like and some of the highlights john. that's right this is a marathon of an event an epic event that is started an hour late has gone on for six hours after that and by my count it has another hour and a half to go that the preacher has not even preach the half hour long sermon that he's written for this particular event stevie wonder is supposed to cap it off at the end and none of that has happened but we've had some amazing tribute you point out that ariana grande they sang one of the wreath of franklin's most famous songs you make me feel like a natural woman we heard jennifer hudson singing amazing grace and then the course there were the tributes from the many many speakers al sharpton said that aretha franklin offered the soundtrack to the civil rights movement and smokey robinson said my longest friend has gone home and he said that her voice will be featured in
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the choir of angels. bill clinton came in he said that he and his wife hillary who were in the audience had been a wreath of franklin groupies for a long time this is a little of what he had to say. not without saying your but overcoming her failures she looked with power not without weakness but overcoming her weaknesses. clinton said that aretha franklin had the voice of a generation possibly even the voice of the century and jesse jackson took that one
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step further he said a voice like a wreath of franklin's comes along once you know thousand years but then he went along on a serious note saying that when we have a long lines for funerals and short lines for voting something is wrong and at the end he said if you leave here and don't register to vote you dishonor a reef and that's a bit of a tribute to her civil rights legacy that she was very active although behind the scenes in the civil rights struggle so people here are carrying a little bit of a serious message but also there has been lots of lots of dancing jokes and people have literally been dancing in the aisles of the church and that's part of what has delayed the proceedings everyone is taking a little long because they want to savor this celebration of the queen of soul and certainly make a mark a celebration than a funeral or a time of mourning john and you know as you've been saying one of the more interesting things about this is that it's not only been great musical acts but these tributes have been coming from presidents from leaders of the communities what is it about the franklin that made are so important in detroit and across the
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world. you're right president george bush president barack obama both had statements that were read here but i think what really makes or significant is it among the people of detroit she is really truly an icon and that's because she came from where they come from i mean this is a particularly a town with a particularly poor history and economically speaking it's fifty percent african-american it was bankrupt a few years ago and aretha franklin is someone who grew up as a preacher's daughter and not particularly well off she had a baby at twelve yet another one by the time she was fifteen and it was about that time that her career really took off and i think people. here are happy for one thing that their neighbor was so successful but also for what it reflects for the possibility for everybody else here. and john answered speaking there we're listening to jennifer hudson singing live. a tribute to the
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franklin thank you very much john hendren in detroit for us. and in washington politicians are paying their final respects to republican senator john mccain a military guard of honor carried his casket to lie in state at capitol hill mccain who was tortured while a prisoner of war in vietnam was a foreign policy hawk who supported american military interventions in afghanistan and iraq u.s. vice president mike pence and speaker paul ryan delivered tributes and the building where mccain served for thirty five years though the highest office eluded him he had to. what is far more enduring. the biting affection of his fellow citizens and an example for future generations. in other news the least a dozen fishermen in yemen have been killed by
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a saudi an erotic coalition air strike that's according to the linked media they say it happened off. which is part of the data province the coalition says the boats were being used to smuggle weapons alan fisher has the latest from neighboring djibouti. the picture is slightly confused what we were told initially was that seventy pressure men were missing after the coalition targeted three ships near this island that has no been revised media reporting that nineteen pressure men are missing presumed dead although no one can get to the area to work out exactly what has happened certainly the saudis are saying that the targeted three boats that they believe were carrying weapons to the these no that comes just twenty four hours after the u.s. stopped the ship which they say was carrying one thousand forty seven rifles again heading towards the who thinks but it's not clear at this point if they circulate coalition try to stop these vessels or they just simply attack there are those who
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would suggest that these were simply fishermen going about their mission but certainly it shows the concern that fishermen along the red sea have they believe they're being targeted by this so if you like coalition but also they have to navigate past the mines that are being laid all around this area and they say it's almost making it untenable for them to go out to sea to try and make a living. libyan authorities have close to place only operational airport after rockets were fired and its direction on friday i'm groups have been fighting in tripoli for several days the libyan airlines spokesman says the airports will stay closed until sunday and flights will be diverted to the northwestern city of misrata in the meantime. and that's here gondar pop star turned opposition politician bobby wine has been released from a government hospital where he was being held is not thought to be making his way
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to come paul airport while he was detained on thursday along with another politician trying to board a flight to the u.s. one says he was leaving to get medical care for the injuries he had sustained during government detention. large parts of the venezuelan city kibo have been left without power often an electrical substation exploded overnight the city's a major hub of venezuela's oil industry once wealthy it suffered from years of under investment in infrastructure amid the country's economic collapse the government has called the explosion an act of sabotage and detained twelve people. but israel and slipping the country continued to struggle in neighboring per racial slurs and hate speech and made it hard for many of them to feel safe but they say the anti immigrant added to it is easier to deal with than the conditions back home by the ana sanchez has this report from lima peru.
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thirty eight year old the man keeps an eye on municipal police will selling a traditional rice string from venezuela he still doesn't have a street vendor permit trying to make a living far away from home is hard he says but worse is hearing slurs against ghana swain's a signal for more than the especially to people like me a street vendor people tell me move get out of here go back to your country. and armed assault mainly perpetrated by even a fearless and coddled security cameras sparked a wave of untied ministry and feeling in bed to be honest compatriots are paying the price then given that. people have to understand we are not all the same the great majority is here to work and send money to our families to get them out of the infernal debt but as well as becoming. business many of you do stop textile employee and say the number of in a swill is working here
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a school where they peruvians save in a sweet lunch are taking their jobs and the baby though some businessmen here have laid off peruvians because they say venezuelans charge them less the untamed gratian sentiment among many people who vians was fueled by a conservative candidate illness mayoral race in october he gained popularity by same venice will answer threatening security and jobs. but government officials have condemned cinephile that slurps but also open border policy has led more than four hundred thousand in a swim in the country nearly seventy thousand have already been granted work permits were again official say the press is over this well let's just have it i mean fact there was health and education says that there are nearly thirty thousand little sweden children in schools but they also say the impact is positive and good is workforce for many even as well as i do in the top floor girls don't want to take. any peruvians reacted against growing. public sentiment by opening their
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homes to shelter migrants and refugees twenty one year old aleksandr torrealba is sleeping with fifteen of the venezuelans in one room. i feel lucky to have been offered this shelter but it's a pity many compatriots have been mistreated we know we're here because we want to be but because we need to be. however the majority of us will see the fuel will come in be to escaping from inflation and food and medicine shortages back home make them choose to endure almost anything for a better future in the sun just. be too. argentina's currency has bounced back slightly after sinking to historic lows against the dollar on thursday that was despite the central bank raising interest rates to sixty percent the highest in the world the government is trying to control inflation and rein in a high budget deficit let's get more now from our diplomatic editor alysia newman
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who's joining us live from when i was aires. the markets have not closed the work day has and are saying the currencies bounce back slightly but what's the situation there how are people feeling. they're for not feeling very well at all people are feeling very very nervous very frightened about what's to come just so you get an idea the currency has lost more than forty five percent of its value this year and in just the last week about twenty something percent so it's a huge huge drop and since utilities and so many other things in this country are pegged to the price of the dollar that means that inflation is going to continue to soar argentina already has one of the highest inflation rates in the entire world salaries are dry have been dropping other people's earning buying power rather has been falling jobs are being lost continuously and so people are terribly terribly frightened even as the government says that it's going to go back to the i.m.f.
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for more money and in argentina at least the words or the letters i m f just seem to spell misery and memories of more of the kind of belt tightening that they went through at the beginning of the thousands two thousand and one you may recall was the year that this country defaulted on its sovereign debt and there were so much civil unrest that the government was forced to step down that's right and it was a surprise move that the government asked for more from the i.m.f. and it's already have it's such huge borrowings and what are the chances of them defaulting on what they've already borrowed. well it really depends on what school of thought you or you would hear to the jury is out on that the finance minister said not so long ago that the fundamentals of the country are strong that it's just a problem of liquidity of confidence and that i think everybody agrees there is very little confidence in the government's ability to handle this economic crisis
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but there are others who believe that it's almost a foregone conclusion that given the level of debt that this country is entering into now a default is inevitable so we're going to have to wait and see just how they manage to negotiate on monday back in washington with the i.m.f. the new terms of the six l. arranged reimbursement of the fifty billion dollars bridge loan but one thing we do know is that it's going to mean certainly more fiscal belt tightening and more problems certainly get with lack of government spending means that people are going to have to tighten their belts as well as you name it on the growing argentinean economic crisis thank you. right guatemala's president has shot down a un corruption commission in the country president jimmy morales says he will not be renewing the body's mandate when it expires next year the commission has been behind many high profile corruption investigations involving politicians and business people last week the supreme court allowed requests to strip the president's immunity from prosecution to continue for
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a vote in congress. there's much more still to come this hour as chair this catholic church rejects reforms which would say place reporting admissions of sexual abuse made into question. i'm and he would find out why the u.k. is playing catch up with the rest of europe when it comes to woodland papa. and then sport formula one driver marcus erikson survives a high speed crash and actually. get a welcome back to international weather forecasts were here across europe we all watch the clouds making their way down here towards italy so unfortunately through the weekend we're going to be seeing quite a bit of rain with this system as it becomes fairly stationary so the rain's going to continue saturday as well as into sunday it's going to get
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a little bit better as we go towards sunday but still heavy rain could be some even localized flooding as that water starts to really start to come up there across the area up towards berlin a nice day for you at twenty five degrees in london is looking quite nice as well we expect to see partly cloudy conditions with a temperature of twenty four well here across much of the northern part of africa world via temperatures here into the thirty's to tunis about thirty four that's a little bit higher than what we've seen over the last few days clouds across algeria those are gone we're seeing better conditions in terms of the sun there but over towards been gazi winds out of the north temperature for you at about twenty nine not changing too much as we go towards sunday with cairo seeing about thirty eight well we did have one big tropical wave make its way out of senegal that system is now making its way towards the cape verde islands but we are looking at a lot of tropical moisture here across much of the coast lagos is going to be rated if you are twenty seven in accra at twenty six degrees there.
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for thousands of years farmers and shepherds lived on this land but such a traditional way of life is on the increase in fact. al-jazeera world travels to the jordan valley where illegal settlements are expanding and the israeli military cordons of more of the land. what will become of the palestinian farmers and does the palestinian authority have any power to help shepherd of the jordan valley on al-jazeera. capturing a moment in time snapshots of other lives other stories. providing a glimpse into someone else's world inspiring documentaries from impassioned filmmakers everybodys the well we believe. that may. be sold as the. witness on
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al-jazeera. well again his her mother her top stories knowledge is there the u.s. has announced it's cutting all funding to the u.n. agency that helps palestinian refugees. the leader of the russian backed separatist and yet region alexander has been killed in an explosion. and popstars politicians and civil rights activists have all been paying their respects to the franklin american music infused funeral for the queen of soul. rebels in syria's province have blown up two key bridges and an attempt to hamper an expected
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government assault residents have also been protesting against threats of a major upcoming offensive russia's foreign minister says the syrian government has every right to chase what he called terrorists out of the last rebel held on clay almost three million people live there including an estimated ten thousand rebel fighters lessons are ca is a teacher and eleven he says the province will turn to neighboring turkey for support. well the map it looks like a small area but the huge impact i mean or five or six hours from won't buy you a lot of the high that you or me that we. have. but will. we are not using the proper problem you will. lack but here i gets make up or. so as long as we're he's not leaving who each area. life will be normal but we are rid of shilling
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that will that are possibles this is the usual scenario. and he. gets the last word when the videos are all. they are revels in that. they are alive with people. three infants die from war related costs in africa for every person killed in the actual fighting that's according to a new study published in the lancet it found that five million children under five died between one thousand nine hundred five and twenty fifteen and africa because conflict deprived them of access to basic health care or plain water and estimated three million of those children were on one or under and those figures are much higher than previously estimated the study said a child born within fifty kilometers of conflict area was on average seven point seven percent more likely to die before reaching the age of one and then
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a child born in peacetime now there is crisis a twenty six point seven percent and larger scale complex for more than a thousand people were killed. erin but david a co-author of that report joins us on skype from stanford and california thanks very much for speaking to us. your report says that the estimate for civilian infant deaths outnumbered armed conflict sets by more than three to one can you tell us more and and tell us basically how one how this made this results made you feel our what what kind of an impact it could have yeah thank you for having me yeah. the motivation for that study was driven by. finding that this number this number about the indirect mortality effect of conflict were largely unknown we know about the devastating civilian. effect on
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on towns and and but we don't know about really what the health effects of conflicts are and what we've found is that you know the number of children dying infant dying is far outstrips the number of direct combat in this and that this effect last for several years so it takes a long time for regions affected by conflict to really get back to a baseline we really hope that you know our hope is that this will prompt not only thinking of differently about about that the impact of conflict but thinking differently about what kind of interventions and what kind of when there is any response a humanitarian or development response how those will be hailer for children affected by by armed conflict so what would you say are the biggest risks for children who aren't and directly in the conflict zone. you know the answer is
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that just about anything in and everywhere that we looked we looked at at mona christian we could see that mona christian was going up when we looked at my turn health care there deliveries in and facilities or receipt of anti natal carers taking care of their of their babies well they're pregnant all of these are affected and those are probably just the beginning of it i think my suspicion is that conflict really devastates lot of the civilian services that are important for maintaining. some wellbeing and basic health some people have called the armed conflict the billion civil wars and such development in reverse and that is that that he was working so as he said this is kind of the first research if it's kind and you know these results are quite. shocking how do you hope that this can affect policy or administration an area switches which are conflict areas. right so you
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know my my fundamental hope is that that there will be some downstream because she's for how people view conflict and its impact that it's not just a short term in a huge insult but rather a long term and chronic and long and wide ranging of offense to the nearby population the second thing is really could think about interventions and this is where i think and i hope that our. study can be more sort feasibly helpful and that has to do with the kinds of interventions that one would need especially warm your needle for a very very young baby for the mothers and for helping with liberate and with. and with malnutrition and then any assistance has to save for a long time and really help bring the area back into
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a sustained development without without the conflict there are going to remain the sort of islands that lag behind in the global development agenda thank you very much dr aaron david great to speak to you from stanford university thank you thank you very much. human rights watch has blasted a cumbered in court's conviction of an australian filmmaker for spying james ricketson was sentenced to six years in prison after flying a drone over an opposition party rally the sixty nine year old has been detained without bail since his arrest last year he maintains his work was poor purely journalistic. shelly's catholic church has rejected proposed last forcing priests to report sexual abuse of children revealed during confession the decision will put the country's biggest religious group at loggerheads with the government a five year long and corey had recommended that priest face criminal charges if they fail to appeal port abuse. rescue workers in man law are struggling to reach
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thousands of stranded people days after a dam burst which sent torrents of water into at least eighty five villages four people are now confirmed dead and more than sixty thousand were forced from their homes many are angry that they weren't warned about the dams imminent collapse when herr reports from neighboring thailand. repair work is underway at the dam site to try to stem the flow of water the breach happened on the dam spillway a structure that was once one hundred twenty meters high vast areas of big-o. region remain submerged beneath muddy water in some places it's starting to recede but it will be a long time before once fertile farmland can be used again several people are still missing and the military and other rescue personnel and never gauging the murky waters searching for survivors people living in the area had voiced concerns about the water level in the reservoir before the disaster they say they should have been some warning but just days before the breach will thirty's had given the dam the
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all clear. we're going to do when we when the people want to be for one hour before we're going to begin the repair work is also started on a bridge that was damaged causing traffic chaos it's on the main yangon mandalay highway that links me and miles to biggest cities it's the width season in this part of me and and flooding is common the questions will be asked why the dam didn't cope this time and whether those responsible for its management and maintenance could have done more when hey al-jazeera bank all. this week auxerre is looking at the threat to rain forests to forests around the world in the efforts to save them one in four people depend on them for their livelihoods but the world has lost nearly half its forests this map from global forest watch shows tree cover across the world in green the pink areas highlighted the total of three hundred thirty seven million hectares of tree cover that was lost to be
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globally between two thousand and one and two thousand and seventeen and that makes it an eight point four percent decrease since two thousand. while the united kingdom has one of the lowest levels of woodland coverage in europe and campaigners say it's at risk of c forestation less more trees are planted that's why the government has backed plans for a new forest the project will see fifty million trees planted over a three hundred kilometer stretch of land during the next twenty five years and my hayward reports from the north of england. it's hard to put a value on nature but jane indian a trying to establish the environmental value of trees in terms of reducing pollution and the carbon they store in greater manchester they're working on a project to plant more trees and eventually establish where a new forest stretching from one side of the country to the other will go the northern power east is an ambitious plan to turn part of england's industrial north
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green during the next twenty five years conservation charity the woodland trust wants to plant fifty million trees they all about tre say we're hoping that will come up with some suggestions of where large scale plantings games could be it will help us to identify gaps in tree cover that help us to find you areas to some of these trees all countries as well as the fifty million about thirteen percent of the u.k. is couplet in woodland but in the area for this new poorest it's less the landscape a really began to change during the industrial revolution at the start of the nineteenth century since then the population has gone up and so too has the need for housing and industry the tree population die and parts of northern england has dwindled to under eight percent conservationists say more trees need to be planted across britain to counter the future affects of climate change and the impact of
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big construction projects such as a new high speed rail line and plans to build hundreds of thousands of homes not far from london is haul wood nestled next to ancient woodland is the culmination of a decade long project to transform arab a land into a new native forest environmentalists say hundreds of ancient woodlands in britain are under threat the aspiration is to plant five thousand hectares of new york to berlin. in the last plan. thing season on your thousand haters were planted in a season before only seven hundred hectares were planted which was the lowest in a generation each year you miss the target just gets further away the u.k. government says it's committed to planting eleven million trees by the middle of twenty twenty two in greater manchester conservationists are thinking long term to secure a greener patient but the picture emma haywood al-jazeera in northern england. the
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it commission is proposing that year member states and their practice of changing clocks to switch between summer and winter time commission president john clarke younker says eighty four percent of the four point six million used citizens who responded to a recent consultation back the move those who support scrapping the time change say it has an adverse impact on health national governments and the european parliament's have to approve the move before it can become law and here's how some germans reacted to the proposal. i think it's a good idea to go back to normal on the countries of already done it changing the clocks wasn't that helpful i would have thought it would have been worth it but actually we don't need it. and problem is most. just good so i think it's good changing the clocks has always bothered me and now with the children it's even worse they notice the time change and they struggle with it. so much in this good i always like summer time i would like to have
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a bit more time to ourselves and that sounds like so much but in general you should worry more about things that are important thing in common well german chancellor anglo american has also indicated her support for the change. and of course the mid size of. a huge number of people to more than we have ever had participate in an online survey in europe before and the overwhelming majority said they want some of which we are using at the moment i would be pleased if the commission takes seriously. something like that then something should come out of it i would give it a very high priority. our behind the glitz and the glamour venice red carpet to we'll tell you how the film festivals efforts to improve gender equality. and. defense over u.s. open title and he will be here with all the details.
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business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places together. the venice film festival usually gets attention for its glamorous celebrities and oscar tipped films but this year it's gender inequality that's dominating the agenda there's only one female director in the main competition that's prompting many to accuse the industry of inherent sexism that he has this report from venice . a gesture that some say is over due on friday the venice film festival signed an agreement promising greater transparency over how it selects films and gender
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equality across the organization following similar moves by rivals like kind of look carlo before the festival started the european women's audiovisual network published an open letter to venice denouncing the fact only one film in the main competition here is directed by a woman and demanding changes to what they called a rigged system that favors mainly white males. now it seems change is on its way but for the festival director actual quotas are a step too far quaters is something which is extremely fair and right in politics for example. we can use the quarters in in art the only katie to go for art is the quality of their work is. subtler marx is presenting her first feature film of venice previously she directed a documentary on the french prison system. how long cast is showing outside the main competition it's about
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a young man looking for support when he comes out of jail his mother played by sort of being born air has severe depression and he finds himself dragged into criminality the director says her gender hasn't been a problem when it comes to getting her work see. the complicated judgment of previously to a staff but now there are more and more women directors in france there are plenty and lots of women have paved the way like kathryn bigelow at the start it was hard for her because really there were no women directors in hollywood. and some industry watchers say the debate about how many women directed a film screening first of all those masks a deeper problem what we need to be talking about is getting young school girls when they're in school to think i can be a director and when that happens they're going to get far more women directors are going to get better. films coming from some of those women directors. less than a quarter of all films submitted to venice this year were by women there's clearly an imbalance when it comes to who makes the films audiences get to see here and in
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cinema but changing that could mean reforming the industry and that discussion is just starting to bother al-jazeera venice. and that we can get it to how our andy standing by the sports andy. thank you so much davey it will you sign bolt has made his debut for a professional football team in the eighth time a limping champion wasn't so far away from marking the occasion with a goal the sprint legend out of three from now to substitute for australia's central coast mariners in a pre-season friendly here against that i am a city that was on the pitch for the final twenty minutes of the game with his team already six still up to thirty two year old is on trial at the elite club and i seem to be offered a professional contract. right now i'm just trying to get used to the guys are the ones told moment to actually get a chance to play a guy live or be able to sell football so that's what i'm happy about i think along the line when i start winning championships it seems about believing them then that
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is the moment you get higher and higher and higher but i know i'm starting to be an almost ten thousand fans went to the game and as our correspondent andrew thomas discovered many believe the jamaican can succeed in his new sports. a minor pre-season friendly against a team of amateurs this was not the sort of match that would normally attract much attention or much of a crowd but this was different for one reason. this is from. the same bolt is a sports megastar just not seen this sport as an athlete he won gold medals and broke a limb pick records in beijing london and rio as a footballer his debut was here at the central coast stadium in gosford an australian city a few of the two hundred thousand but eighty kilometers north of sydney or i think
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he actually has a lot to live but i really want that. the average guy. bolt has done previous trial periods with the dortmund in germany and at clubs in norway and south africa he's also played in charity game. with television chefs but this was his first match for a professional club even though he wasn't playing in a professional capacity the match was against a collection of hours of play this brought together to give the central coast mariners a stretch of the legs the mariners were as expected the much better team both was as expected perhaps their weakest player but also their biggest star. coming on as such a desirable play just the last twenty three minutes of the game and although his team did win comfortably he didn't fight much part in the victory but this crowd all they see is all about bots. i think no i think he's prevented
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this. was very trying to present. a better way to think that this receipt is the way to set the central coast mariners have said both can stay with them indefinitely but does not mean die or the two necessarily get a contract for graduate from and little miscount is there gosford australia and injury time when he saw ac milan beating rome and it's a nice area that you're trying to watching on see gonzalez pass to make the final school sing want these morons first points of the new season after they lost to natalie in their opening game. well tempers flared in the handball final at the asian games where katsav beat bahrain the game had been tight through outs with the schools deadlocked at twenty
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five each in regulation time bahrain were unhappy with the referee's decision to award a penalty in extra time that's all converted that chance when so on so when thirty two twenty seven is castle's second straight asian games title. japan of claim gold in the women's football after beating china in their final week or so so with the only goal of the game came in the ninetieth minutes. of japan winning their first ever women's hockey gold medal at the games for the two one victory over india india had been aiming for their first title since nine hundred eighty two. and sara lee y z has become the most successful hong kong athlete in asian games history she won the women's sprint cycling event that was her second gold medal of the week and fifty games title of her career. or just a couple of days of action left in china are assured of finishing top of the overall medals table they've got one hundred eighteen gold medals have a look at the country third place south korea well down on the gold medal counts of
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four years ago with forty three they want seventy nine titles and they host the event in twenty eight fourteen defending u.s. open champion sloane stephens is through to around four in new york the american number three seed beating former world number one that torrey was ranked in straight sets six three six for the finals. in nearly an interview obviously a little rocky in the second set. i started off well and i. have that that in fact was good throughout so really pleased. in the men's draw a number nine seed dominic team came from a set down to beat america's taylor fritz that puts him in the fourth round team now i'm for a first ever u.s. open quarter final. not synonomous official saying umpire went beyond protocol when he appeared to give advice to australian player nick kiryas during a match the notoriously temperamental curious looked on course to lose against
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a bear and umpire mohammad to the heart he decided it was his job to deliver a pep talk to the player curious went on to win in full sets for the harley has been given a warning but will carry on in his job at the event it's. the same thing to happen to meet up and showing love for you when we all know what was that moment showing the referees are the same thing it's not good for the integrity of the sport doesn't have a good look. through someone who's you know being rough they get worn you know if you keep doing this you can go on with things that have no effect at all three. yeah it was five to do so i mean obviously at all former n.f.l. quarterback calling captain it will be allowed to take legal action against team owners the thirty year old claims the owners are in a conspiracy and once employing because of his protests against racial injustice requests by the league to dismiss his complaint has been rejected happen it has
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been without a team since obscenely out of its san francisco forty nine ers contract last year. in formula one driver marcus erikson walked away on home from a huge crash in practice ahead of the italian grand prix. eriksson sabba car had a technical fault affecting his ability to break the suites at no further past in the session which had to be stopped for twenty minutes ferrari spastic vettel also suffered a high speed spin but was still able to step the fastest lap time champ chip leader lewis hamilton was the quickest. ok that is high school's looking for now let's get back to davey in london. thanks for that andy and remember before we go you can always find much more on our website let's take a look at that the address for that al-jazeera dot com that is it for this show for the news hour but i will be back very soon with all of the day's cusick live in the latest on aretha franklin's funeral that is still going on how it's coming up to
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