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other month and more sanctions but russia doesn't seem to care about those and also your crane is not a member of nato one has to remember that what i think we have to look at here is not allowing this mini crisis to get blown out of proportion but also to remind people that want to needs to get back in the business of trying to reduce russian pressure on the outside world and also to try to reduce the isolation of russia that lays mr putin to do this in part for his domestic reasons i mean after all he's going through an economic belt tightening process now within russia and this will play very well with with those people who are prepared to look to nationalism rather than to their own economic circumstance so i would caution people step back a little bit and and try to get this back in its box and that i one interesting thing listening to ambassador hailey of the united states the united states
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obviously knows exactly where those ships were because we have all the satellite there capacity i wish the pentagon to come out and tell us what it thinks well would be interesting to see if if that does happen in the meantime i mean i suppose you've sort of answered it already but what more advice you say that countries should affect me try to ratchet down the tension but what advice would you give a lot of the european nations you know the e.u. and the u.s. as well in how to do that with russia. well i think that people should continue to talk and deal with a requirement that the russians had back on side in terms of obeying by international norms beginning in this particular case with that three d. of two thousand and two thousand and three and also if mr putin has any desire. to be able to work with the outside world he should immediately release the boats
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the twenty three people and should be providing the best medical care for those people who are injured that that is an obvious thing to do robert hunter former u.s. ambassador to nato speaking to us from washington d.c. source thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us thank you my pleasure. well still to come on this al-jazeera news hour she has formed an agreement with the european union but can the british prime minister to resign may get politicians back home to back her brakes if the president donald trump describes asylum seekers trying to cross into the u.s. from mexico as a stone cold criminals and is threatening to close the border and then scorch the teenage driver who survived this horrific crash speaks for the first time since the accident.
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turkish police investigating the murder of saudi journalist have been searching to villas one hundred kilometers south of istanbul a shell g.'s remains have still not been found almost two months after he was killed inside the saudi consulate tony burke the reports now from the search site in yellow. the search centered on a large villa near the town of yellow over an hour's drive south of istanbul the forty strong team including police with sniffer dogs security forces and forensic investigators spent all monday at the villa which is said to be owned by a rich saudi businessman turkish media reported that he has links to crown prince mohammed bin sandman portraits of the saudi king and crown prince could be seen hanging in the hallway. turkish investigators were acting on phone records of calls made from the saudi consulate in istanbul before jamal khashoggi was murdered one is said to have been made to the villa by
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a saudi national he's been named as left tenant colonel mansoor off man abu hussein was a member of the so-called hit squad which carried out the killing it's thought that colonel abu hussein is in the saudi civil defense force and to serve the crown prince the turkish prosecutor has issued a statement saying the call was made a day before the killing and it was to discuss either how to hide or destroy this because saudis body. the search included the surrounding area and a neighboring villa which is also owned by a saudi national neither of the owners was present fire services drained two wells before the forensic team took away samples. the two main theories about what happened to mr because saudis body either it was dismembered and dissolved in acid in the consulate or his remains were taken away in black suitcases purchased by saudi officials on the morning of the murder they were then either disposed of in turkey or flown to saudi arabia under diplomatic privilege only the killers know
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the answer and they are in saudi arabia if this search fails to produce any significant evidence about the whereabouts of mystical saudis body it's difficult to see where this investigation goes from here without meaningful saudi cooperation which for some reason it still refusing to give. the cumin there are us in the queue much saudi authorities are investigating with the perpetrators of the crime and they must hundred more over to us so that we can investigate them ourselves and know who the local collaborators or collaborators are and who gave the orders to carry out the crimes since all these questions are still unanswered calls from around the world and international organizations are getting louder to open an international investigation into this crime that saudi arabia. mohamed bin salman though i'm moving on doing business and seeing friends the crown prince the man thought by turkish and u.s. security services to be in the want to order the killing is in egypt is his first
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foreign trip since the murder of jamal khashoggi and the question being asked is if he wasn't the architect of this killing then why is he not finding out who was tony berkley al-jazeera yell over turkey let's get more now on our breaking news that the u.s. secretary of state might come pale and that the fence secretary james mattis are to brief the senate on wednesday on saudi arabia a particle he joins us live now from a broadcast center in washington d.c. apache the president donald trump had made it very clear that apparently no more action was going to be taken over the hotshot g. case against saudi do we know anything about this breaking news then that the two secretaries of state are going to address and the senate. well i can tell you there's a bunch of people behind me who are trying to track down where senator cornin said this but he is reportedly according to the reuters news agency saying that as you mentioned the secretary of state secretary of defense are going to brief the full
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senate and do that on wednesday because here's the thing the president president donald trump has been trying to move on from the beginning of the story but he doesn't have the final say this is a government with checks and balances and his responses angered not just democrats in the opposition but republicans in his own party and what's going on here is whether or not the senate in the house is going to choose to listen to the intelligence community there have been reports leaks to the press that the intelligence community believes with of high level of confidence which they very rarely say they have a high level of confidence they say that at least reportedly that they have a high level of confidence that mohamed bin psalm on the crown prince of saudi arabia actually ordered the killing of jamal khashoggi the president has really dismissed all of those findings saying that they don't really have any conclusions but they have feelings that's not really what the cia does and the senate and the senators know that so it's interesting to me that listed not listed here is the director of the cia she's the one who went to turkey apparently heard the audio
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tape has other information so be interesting to see if she is included in this briefing just perhaps not mentioned in this wire and also it'll be interesting to see behind closed doors if secretary mabus who tends to disagree with the president somewhat openly sometimes and secretary powell peo who doesn't ever disagree with the president if they're on the same page urging senators to just move along so the administration would like to see this put behind them the big question i have is whether or not the cia is going to be briefing the senators giving them all the information they have because we believe they have a lot more information that we still don't know about but senators have the clearance to find out will be very interesting to see how this all develops practical hang in washington with the latest breaking news patty thank you. now a british student accused of spying. dying in the united arab emirates has been granted a pardon and is expected to fly home to the u.k. later on monday matthew hedges was researching his ph d. when he was arrested in may last week he was sentenced to life imprisonment a surprise verdict which threatened to create
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a serious diplomatic rift between the u.a.e. and the u.k. paul brennan reports. seven months after his arrest matthew hedges is going home his wife daniella surprised and delighted by the news it's overwhelming. of course the laid out about it but also it's the kind of thing that no one ever prepares you for. no one ever prepared me. to face this situation and let alone celebrate so. i can announce it with certainty i can say i'm happy to have him back on the plan for matthew's return a winter barbecue we had it postponed from the spring so hopefully we'll just get to catch up on some sleep and have our winter barbecue that the announcement of the presidential pardon came as an early morning news conference in the u.a.e. capital abu dhabi. this.
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is. really. this is. the least that's being seen as a diplomatic compromise the u.a.e. stands by the courts conviction for espionage based on the postgraduate students research work on the u.a.e. security strategies the british government disagrees but when mr hedges freedom the compromise is something london is prepared to live with we've made it very clear for a number of months now that we see no basis in these allegations they reflect on that they've taken the action that they can which means that matthew hedges is going to be reunited with his family and let's say the outcome enables both sides to save face but lessons must be learnt i hope that behind the scenes and very careful thought is given to how such things can be involved in the future proper safeguards in the legal process to review things an earlier date so it doesn't get down to the
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issues of pardons and clemency and a diplomatic fallout because nobody really wants to see that there's something all sides in this diplomatic route do want to see and that's matthew had just back home in the u.k. paul brennan al-jazeera london. well joining us now via skype is human rights lawyer and campaigner they that hagar was in self imprisoned in the u.a.e. for fifteen months sir thank you for joining us here on al-jazeera just tell us a little bit more about what happened that led you to being imprisoned in u.a.e. for all that time in my case you know at the time i was much directly tonight's something and i was lourdes to divide by the former owners who wants to settle commit commercial dispute now so they sent me a ticket ironically on a on an emirates first class flight i'm going about twelve hours landing i was on a floor divided prison be beaten and kicked and with the police trying to get me to
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sign a false confession are much the same way that matthew was also fought for sign a possum version and many other people are. i mean now we've seen that matthew hedges has been pardoned literally days after he was actually sentenced to life in prison i mean in a way it's obviously good news for him i mean he is free presumably he's on his way back to the u.k. right now but it's not an acquittal is it i mean technically has still being found guilty so the pardon gives him his freedom but we still complicate his life in many ways correct and you know it's exposed so many so many things to the world which is just fantastic the mounties going home but you know the fact that there's been such attention on this is really shine a light on a social justice system that really really is in need of radical reform you know my own case our time guilty of something i didn't do much to learn to get enough you know trial i was the last up to the last minutes i was how to not cheat and fifteen
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months i mean told what i was alleged to have done i was then found guilty on the pardons nine days later and then i was accused of twitter of use hell five months and then acquitted so that alone you know idea of the ridiculousness of the situation but what he said apartment is not an acquittal so matthew and they've issued statements you very recently calling him a convicted spy because not sleep still is out years in the spotlight and the u.a.e. have accused the new k a friendly country a sign of i mean you mentioned that and then of course it's worth reminding the viewers of the u.a.e. and the u.k. are on friendly terms or i guess you know that they were maybe not quite so much now what do you think the u.a.e. was trying to send the message to the u.k. with you know sentencing matthew hedges and then pardoning him just a few days later do you think for example that the murder of jamal khashoggi in the saudi consulate in turkey has perhaps sent a message that
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a lot of western countries especially the u.k. which is a key ally for many of these countries in the gulf and the u.s. as well are possibly going to close an eye with things like this i think what. it would seem if you look at the differences that before our current foreign secretary jeremy hunt you've seen a very much behind closed doors quiet diplomacy approach that there are foreign office adopted now jeremy hunt changed and i think that that may have upset the powers that be released that they like the fact that he's been so vocal about protecting brits in the usa and elsewhere and that's something that they were not used to because previously for years you never seen a foreign secretary be so vocal about any of the many prisoners in chinese that you see in the u.a.e. all on ridiculous cases and you know i can i can list so many even just in the last couple of months you know they have gone through equally stupid cases after me to be sent home we've also got the australian home of that young lady doctor who was
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arrested for having a drink given to her by emirates and thrown into jail and yet when the bike with her four year old daughter media arak right she was home in a couple of days and you know i can go on and give you loads of other examples and so i think the foreign secretary as a doctor the more aggressive approach perhaps the u.a.e. didn't like it so they thought they would make a point but they let it go anyway but do you think that that more aggressive approach is that right approach because ultimately matthew hedges is free now but he still still spent months in prison yourself you know i'm sure you know fifteen months of your life that you know you can never get back to what advice would you give to the british government in dealing with countries like the cases like this you know i mean i see absolutely that is the right approach because if you look at the approaches that resulted previously they didn't work and you know also you know since i was released i were delayed we've helped hundreds and in parts case thousands people so we speak from experience the foreign office previously told me and all the others including matthew don't go to the press quiet diplomacy it's not
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been working these are friends have not helped and it's only the media cases like this that have been able to get justice not. just shine a light on the whole country system if you're a few days ago they were happy to convict this man for the rest of his life and put him in a jail in national security knew a young man for something he didn't do because there was a major outcry and because people started to boycott to buy new first season these arguments that the festival they panicked and in no way ways look at this it's not them pardoning matthew it's asking for a pardon from their behavior from the rest as well. david hager human rights lawyer and campaigner all the more thank you for speaking to us because of course that helps shine a spotlight on this issue thank you. thank you. much more to come on the program including jobs on the line general motors to close three plants in the u.s.
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and canada laying off thousands of workers a sad sight a new zealand speeches as more than one hundred fourteen whales are discovered stranded in the sand and then sporting winds cricketers hold off a determined fight backed by st lanka details coming up. alligator welcome back to your international weather forecast for here across europe it has been quite messy around much of the region but down here towards the south that's what we're going to be watching over the next day across parts of the central med the rain has been quite heavy across parts of italy greece as well as all baby and that is going to continue as we go towards tuesday as we go towards wednesday a lot of that rain is going to start making its way towards the northeast meeting up with a cooler air and that is where we're going to start to see some snow particularly the higher elevations temperatures of the north still quite cold we are talking
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kiev only seeing a high few of minus three degrees now here to the west attempt as a coming up but we are going to be seeing another system coming out of the atlantic and that is going to bring some very windy conditions particular over here towards arlington our northern ireland here on wednesday as we go towards thursday it is going to be the u.k. that sees a lot more of that wind and also the rain in the forecast well here across much of the northern part of africa we are seeing some rain showers anywhere from algeria over towards tunisia all dealing with that same system in the central mediterranean now as we go towards wednesday that system is going to shift a little bit more towards the southeast as well bring some rain towards tripoli also some clouds over here towards parts of libya and egypt benghazi it is going to be a rainy cloudy day for you we do think attempt to there of one thousand degrees. for
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and now a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera turkish police investigating the murder of jamal khashoggi have been searching two villages in the northwest of the country the journalist's remains of still not been found almost two months after he was killed the u.s. secretaries of state and defense will brief the senate on saudi arabia on wednesday ukraine's parliament has voted to impose martial law for thirty days following a flare up of tensions in the black sea on sunday russian forces seized three ukrainian boats off the coast of crimea crimea leading to fears of open conflict between the countries and the british academic accused of spying in the u.a.e. has been granted a presidential pardon and is expected to fly home shortly but you had his was
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arrested at the by airport in may and had been sentenced to life in prison. u.s. president donald trump says he's not happy about car manufacturing giant general motors slashing more than fourteen thousand jobs in north america the firm is to shut down three assembly plants in ohio michigan and the canadian province of ontario as part of plants the save around six billion dollars kind of this prime minister justin trudeau has also said he's deeply disappointed about the closure and pledged government support for those affected. well we don't like it. but. i was very tough i spoke with her when i. said you know the. general. and you better get back so we have a lot of. senators you have a lot of other people a lot of pressure. groups is not selling well. get somebody get
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a card that. put it back. so i think you get it. but i'm not happy about it well she is live for us in washington d.c. he said it twice he had he's not happy about it is a bit embarrassing for president trump he campaigned that obviously since he's become president i mean he mentions jobs a lot that's obviously very important to him and to his base. and specifically g.m. drobe is in ohio and michigan two of the states which will now be losing g.m. jobs at this hour we understand donald trump's key economic adviser larry kudlow is meeting with the c.e.o. of general motors at the white house it's not clear where donald trump is getting this idea that g.m. that will replace production at these plants with models that offsetting g.m. simply says look we we know we're having to adapt to new consumer preferences passenger sedans on selling s.u.v.s trucks all we want to go into electric and
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thomas vehicles but they're doing so by taking production down to mexico where wages are much cheaper and don't try industrial policy has basically been classic trickle down economics give them an a huge tax cut and then wait for the jobs to be created that simply hasn't happened what does happen is corporations take that huge tax break and then there's give give the money basically to shareholders and i'm just looking at the figures g.m. is still to go to five hundred fourteen million dollars tax break and which one hundred million dollars went directly to shareholders the rest was clearly not going into investment into jobs in the united states actually one of the postscript the c.e.o. of g.m. makes twenty two million dollars a year that's three hundred times the average employee that what we're seeing there is just classic late capitalism caught classic globalization the race to the bottom the shareholders doing very well workers' rights however falling by the wayside what do we actually know about what officially have they said that the company's decision itself i mean you outlined some of the process is that they might have
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thought about it but what do we actually know. so the figures are as many as fourteen thousand seven hundred jobs will go many of them white collar jobs eight thousand white collar so at the end in the engineering the design divisions are going to be hit hard particularly by these by these cuts the states involved in the us michigan ohio maryland and the u.s. on teria and canada to other plants were also cease production by the end of next year outside of north america g.m. has a name those plans but again that's real trouble for donald trump michigan ohio these are swing states that were key to don't trump victory in the twenty sixteen presidential election he promised because that he would be making sure that manufacturing jobs weren't going to be lost it's going be very difficult for him to make this pitch to workers in these states now if if these jobs don't come back and it hasn't escaped notice the g.m. was bailed out by the taxpayer it was the workers themselves made great deals of
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sacrifices in order to increase james shareholder value the shares by the way didn't terribly well now after this announcement but the the union is saying they're going to fight certainly and they're going to get to see whether they can prevent g.m. leaving these states as well so that there is a fight to be haves but whether donald trump i mean how much influence he's going to have it's difficult to see right now be interesting to see how it develops with the latest on that story from washington thank you. mexico has the port had ninety eight asylum seekers accused of trying to breach the u.s. border at one of the sunny seether a border crossing into california was shut down temporarily and tear gas was fired at the asylum seekers on monday is they attempted to jump over a fence from the mexican city of t one. child home and joins us live now from tijuana on the mexico border after what happened yesterday what is the situation there today because of course a lot of the pictures that have been coming out of there have been really disturbing to see. i think things calmed
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down last night after what happened in the day a lot of people returned to the camp that were outside now this camp in this center that was hurriedly converted into something else some people are deciding that they've had enough and they just want to go home either as a result of what happened yesterday just because life here is really tough let me just show you a little bit about what the situation is there are now people in the tents this is outside of the sports center it's basically filled up to overflowing just been talking to people they spent the night outside some of the move tents some of them are just sleeping on the ground with no shelter. if you look a little bit over this way you can see where the navy have set up a camp to feed the five thousand five hundred people now the roi in this camp but they can only offer two meals a day they say that they haven't got enough for any more so that's the situation just outside the camp now if you step
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a little bit closer here we can just see through the doors what it's like inside absolute people or people who like this were here last week the people but the volunteers are stopping here as well so that the toilets now they've got problems with them there's just too much waste to be able to get rid of and also there's lots of rubbish it's just been stacking up here the worry here a little bit now so about it. the seas could go through the people who really attending to this camp are wearing suits or surgical masks to cover their faces flu and things like that too seems company to be going around the worries that a move serious sorts of illness could develop and in just a little bit john what's the feeling among the actual people of the one after the events on sunday and also a lot of the you know problems in the situation that you're describing there. yeah exactly i think through the rest of mexico we've been following this caravan for quite some time now there's been
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a reaction from different villages and towns along the way of giving food trying to help out trying to provide sometimes places to sleep but i think that's with the knowledge that this caravan is only going to be costing three for a couple of days and then it's on its way into quanah it's really a bottleneck there's nowhere for them to go except all the way back to their home countries in whole duress and el salvador for many of the so i think that has generated feeling really amounts a lot of people in town one about having a big moving population suddenly in the town and to about the fact that it's affecting cross border traffic every time i see so i guess today when there was a success surge of some people towards the border crossing was shut down and that affects a lot of business here there's lots of border factories even the people the url on the side of that road itself things to the motorists they go past so that's affected the town quite a lot and the man now is asking the united nations to step in his calling this
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a humanitarian crisis. john homa with the latest there from day one on the mix. as always thank you. british prime minister terrorism a has been addressing parliament where she's trying to convince m.p.'s across the political divide tobacco deal she says the only alternative to divorce the oil agreed with the european union on sunday is uncertainty but for many politicians the issue of a backstop for the irish border remains a crucial one lawrence leave reports now from westminster in london after more than two years of waiting through diplomatic treacle to come up with a deal to leave the european union it seems the british parliament is likely to regard the whole thing as a bit like an unwanted christmas present the latest economic analysis of tourism a's hard fought compromise suggested would leave the u.k. about one hundred forty billion dollars worse off over the next ten years while being tied to a trading relationship with europe that's
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a long way from the promises of brics it's making the country stronger freed from the shackles of the e.u. which is independent genuine and believes and it shows unequivocally that leaving the european union imposes considerable costs on people's living standards for two thousand pounds a year at the end of the projection period with just over a fortnight to go before the british parliament votes on the deal all the signs are it's will be rejected and then it's completely unknown territory for the u.k. . losing the vote would automatically lead the u.k. to face the prospects of falling out of the european union with no deal a prospect which has limited support inside parliament because of the enormous economic uncertainty it would lead to to prevent no deal may could go back to the e.u. and try to negotiate a little more before having another go at getting it through parliament but any instability in the financial markets might help scare m.p.'s in her bill through on
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a second attempts but whether the e.u. would agree is another matter. if the deal is voted down the main opposition labor party can table a no confidence motion their preferred option is for a general election to follow although quite what their position on brics it would be is unclear it's hard to see any conservative m.p.'s voting for this the idea of a second referendum or so-called people's vote is gaining momentum although many m.p.'s are still firmly against the idea to get this through the government must bring forward special legislation and the prime minister would also face enormous pressure to resign the question she keeps dodging between now and the vote she has to win the hearts and minds of parliament and across the country. and i can say to the house with absolute certainty that there is not a better deal available and my fellow readers. by saturday just were very clear on that themselves yesterday our duty as
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a parliament over these coming weeks is to examine this deal in detail to debate it respectfully to listen to our constituents and decide what is in our national interest but all the parliamentary arithmetic is against her and her opponents smell. is it not in the national interest for the prime minister to plow on when it's clear this deal does not have the support of either side of this house or the country as a whole. the trustee no inside downing street is for the prime minister to go over the heads of m.p.'s and speak directly to the electorate to say that her protection of brecht's it's an end to mass immigration while keeping the wheels of industry turning is the best that people can hope for it could be said it is the closest approximation to why a small majority of people voted leave in the referendum but opinion is against her and time is running else barnsley al-jazeera westminster in london. one hundred
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forty five whales have died after being stranded on a remote beach in southern new zealand a hiker discovered the pilot whales on stewart island seventy five world where the dead the others were put to sleep by vets because of their poor health nasser's a mars lander inside has touched down safely on the surface of the red planet scientists at the jet propulsion propulsion lab in the us watched carefully as a spacecraft arrived on the surface of mars mars after its six month journey from earth well over the next twenty four months it will probe the planet's crust mantle core and seismic activity scientists so to understand how mars was formed and by extension the origins of earth and other one.

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