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tv   The Stream 2019 Ep 11  Al Jazeera  January 18, 2019 11:32am-12:00pm +03

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help expose corruption in african football has been shot dead in ghana's capital accra ahmed hussein was part of an undercover probe led by award winning journalist and us are in the your picture here their investigation led to the resignation of the head of the ghana football association and dozens of football referees and officials were banned a judge in the u.s. city of chicago has acquitted three police officers accused of trying to cover up the shooting of a black teenager four years ago the judge says there is no proof the officers tried to conceal evidence the video of the shooting triggered mass protests leading to major changes in chicago policing a white police officer jason van dyke was convicted of murdering seventeen year old macdonald in october last year. three mexican presidents are now facing allegations of taking bribes in the trial of four key in el chapo guzman in new york prosecutors want the suspected leader of the senate lower drug cartel to be
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sentenced to life in prison kristen salumi has more. video evidence shows an american drug enforcement agent and mexican marines raiding a home in search of joaquin el chapo guzman whose trial is playing out like a tele novella in a brooklyn courtroom the agent leading that raid testified about capturing guzman in two thousand and fourteen after guzman self described right hand man alex of twenty days dropped a bombshell in the court describing a bribe to former mexican president and ricky pena nieto so when days who has himself pleaded guilty to trafficking charges testified that guzman bragged about paying yet so one hundred million dollars a claim yetto spokesman has called false and absurd the bribery claims are being raised by attorneys for guzman who have suggested that another man is smiles and body is the true leader of this in
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a lower drug cartel prosecutors asked the judge not to allow questioning regarding government bribes saying it was relevant but the judge denied the motion. and the documents revealed more accusations that the defense may try to bring to light accusations that another bribe was paid to someone working on the campaign of current president andres manuel lopez obrador back when he ran for office in two thousand and six and former president felipe calderon had accepted money from a rival cartel so far neither man has responded to the charges legal experts say it's a desperate ploy by the defense or trying to confuse. those role in the organization trying to say look there was so many people here and so much money involved in it got to the president and his somebody is the one in charge el chapo is just a worker and i don't think that's going to work there are so many credibility issues no further evidence has been brought against the current or former president
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at this time. as for guzman with an audio recording allegedly of him negotiating a multimillion dollar cocaine shipment and an arsenal of weapons including a diamond encrusted pistol found in one safe house there could be enough to put him behind bars for the rest of his life kristen salumi al jazeera new york scientists from universities around the wilds are warning we all need to dramatically change our diets by twenty fifty for the good of ourselves and the planet a report says we must haul of our needs and sugar consumption and double intake of nuts whole grains fruits and vegetables a diet of just seven grams of red nice a day and five hundred grams of fruits and vegetables is recommended. this is a question as to not going to be there tomorrow but it is important to have goals and some might call them. radical goals or progressive extreme goals
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even but if we don't move strongly in that direction the kind of planet that we will turn over to our children will be seriously to create a planet with unhealthy power. relations and that's not the kind of world i want my grandkids to be living still ahead on al-jazeera so well for. the astray and open against you know that joke of it is up next with force. taiwan. a sovereign island state. or a renegade province of china that must soon return to mainland control. as the battle for taiwanese hearts and minds intensifies. people in power investigates the tactics of those to whom reunification is only a matter of time. taiwan spies lawyers and prostrate.
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on. the stand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world. al jazeera. it's time for sports. thank you so much guitars nasser a stole the spotlight at this year's dakar rally with a convincing victory over the rest of the pack mariana sanchez sent us this report
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from the finish line. cheered across the finish line. the winner once again of a race which demands so much a few calls on the driver's. the theory and you know it's really very typical is not. always that. you know it's really hard. but i am really quite happy when. the forty eight year old qatari beat spain snub by forty six minutes a man regarded as a rally race legend. and i got a w w it's been a very difficult. but we happy to have reached a finish i. made a competing as a woman is about overcoming challenges it has. perhaps in march a cycle it's more difficult for women because we have less physical strength and you need to be strong she was not alone seventeen women competed in the race this year the largest group of women yet to take part in the competition. driver says
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men have an unfair advantage at the dakar backout is not for ladies and this is really for boys and every day ladies fight of a story let's show her. some peruvians criticised event organizers for the decision to run the race through challenging yet fragile southern desert region. a peruvian driver says the rally puts on the world stage. for being one hundred percent peruvian it's a chance for the world to know our genes it's a window on peru. albert is another say though sandy dunes made the race a very tough one many drivers here say it's been one of the most challenging dockers more than twenty five percent of competitors pulled out but many here say they will do it again. for the year his victories
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a chance to show young people around the world the good of doing sports i wish you know for all that to do. to keep. himself you know. development. you know some think you know for his life you know. and for the followers of the race the closing of yet another adventure where simply reaching the finish line counts as a victory mcginnis and just. qatar will go to the last sixteen of the asian cup in the united arab emirates as a group after defeating saudi arabia two nil on thursday this is the first time the two gulf nations met on the football field since a saudi led blockade of qatar began in june twenty seventeen peter summit reports saudi arabia versus carter a potentially high voltage a theory on the football field. the pre-match handshakes proceeded in
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a normal enough fashion but what most were wondering was whether political tensions between these two nations would spill over onto the field in abu dhabi as a turndown both sets of players were able to maintain their professionalism they were a few fouls here and there but nothing out of the ordinary. the referee showed only five yellow cards all game three to qatar two to saudi arabia and one of the qatar yellow cards was for time wasting so carter had a golden opportunity to take the lead but. had these penalties saved in other words are down and looked at. didn't missy's chance though on the stroke of half time. the saudis had their chances but found their attempts blocked by carter and it would be early to score a game to secure a two know when and only the seventh time carter have beaten saudi arabia on the football field both teams progress to the next round but this victory ensured that
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qatar would finish top of the group ahead of the saudis peter stammered al-jazeera . confirmation there of qatar's place at the top of the standings and group rabia also go through to the next round but lebanon and north korea are both going home and group f. action commentated where the edge of hand went over uzbekistan to cure top spot a man overcame turkmenistan in the other game to also qualify for the last sixteen . twenty three time grammy slam champion serena williams powered her way into the australian open third round with a dominating win over the on thursday the american is one straight sets over the canadian finishing six two six two williams news on to a third round meeting against ukraine's guest rooms. world number one the simona halep was also
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a second round winner in melbourne there are many and came from a breakdown in the third set to be unseated sophia kynan six three six seven six four she faces venus williams next. and u.s. open champion naomi osaka had a relatively straightforward route into the third round she beat slovenia's temora . six two six four who seeded fourth here made the sydney finals at four of her last five turns. men's world number one novak djokovic pass joe wilfred tsonga it was a repeat of the two thousand and eight australian open final that gave the serb his first of six titles in melbourne djokovic twenty six three seven five and six for. rain suspended play in the match between me those thrown it out and stan wawrinka ronettes forced the match into four tie break sets before booking his place in the third round with a six seven seven six seven six seven six victory over the swiss who won the ozzy
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open back in two thousand and fourteen. and ages top range men's player kate corry had a five set battle with evo karlovic who served fifty nine hundred says it took misha corey just under four hours to finish off the big serving crowing putting the eighth seed into the third round and bringing tears to the eyes of some of the japanese fans who stayed at the course of the match in melbourne. despite an initial delay evidence that could expose numerous russian athletes as drug cheats has been collected by anti-doping experts the world anti-doping agency demanded in september that russia hand over data from its moscow laboratory by the thirty first of december but the russians missed that deadline has now confirmed that its three member team was able to successfully retrieve data from the up. the interim president of michigan state university resigned after making comments about the u.s. gymnastics sexual abuse victims john engler told a local newspaper that the gymnast who were sexually abused by former usa
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gymnastics and michigan state team dr larry nasser were quote unquote enjoying the spotlight larry nasser was sentenced to more than three hundred years for sexually abusing young gymnasts. lindsey vonn is set to return to the world cup circuit after an injury delayed her long goodbye to skiing before retirement been injured her knee before her scheduled first race of the season back in november but is due to start at corteen on saturday the american had announced that this would be her final year although she has since decided to extend that by one race into next season. unfortunately just body telling me it's not. it's not for lack of motivation or. lack of desire or lack of will. it's a lack of cartilage to be quite honest. you know i just can't move my body can continue. to do what i love well that's it for me here in sport but we'll
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have much more for you later and that's also it for main. this news hour but my colleague richelle carey will be here in just a few minutes with more of the day's news you can also keep up with all the latest stories on our web site that's al-jazeera dot com.
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al-jazeera is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much empathy and contribution to a story i feel we cover this region better than anyone else would be what it is you know is that it shouldn't be but it is but the good because you have a lot of people that are divided on political issues we are we the people we live to tell the real stories are just mended is to deliver in-depth journalism we don't feel inferior to the audience across the globe. we will recognize that space is a new world striding domain. the u.s. president unveils his country's most ambitious missile defense plan a since the end of the cold war.
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and michele kerry this is out there live from doha also coming up. cancels house speaker nancy pelosi foreign trip and withdraws from the world economic forum as a government shutdown continues. to more people are killed in the latest anti-government protests and sudan the united nations and the e.u. call for restraint us. on wayne hey reporting from phnom penh where european tariffs may be about to put a dent in one of the best performing economies in the world. space is the new battleground for u.s. president onil trump he says that he wants to explore space based weaponry that could shoot down enemy missiles and made the announcement while unveiling a new defense strategy. reports from the pentagon costs and technology could put brakes on trump space mission for decades american presidents have dreamed of
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creating a missile shield over america from ronald reagan's star wars to today u.s. president donald trump promising a full scale modernization of the military's missile defense systems but he's taking it further literally into space we will recognize that space is a new world striding domain with the space for such leading the way my upcoming budget will invest in a space based missile defense layer. its new technology. it's ultimately going to be a very very big part of our defense and obviously. offense that would be a shift felt worldwide but some experts were quick to point out what the president promised is not actually in the pentagon plan the review itself says the united states is very interested in seeking a three way or in space so satellites that could observe missile launches and
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detect them sooner but there isn't any mention of putting weapons in space yet pentagon said that it would do another study over the next six months or the usability of that idea this sounds like science fiction and it would be exceedingly expensive they want to come up with a laser with the technology doesn't exist yet that they could put on drones to potentially shoot down missiles as there be a lot so how much would all of that cost while there was a briefing here at the pentagon with senior officials the question was asked over and over again and they refused to answer. bottom line it's easy for the president to make big promises but the pentagon is a backdrop getting money to do it well that's a much harder thing to do particularly al-jazeera the pentagon mark some of the makovsky that is a former u.s. department of defense official and a senior fellow at the atlantic council says there are deep divisions within the pentagon over transplants. back in june of two thousand and eighteen the president
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ordered the pentagon to start implementing and researching a separate space force and it's widely known that secretary mattis former secretary madison opposed to separate department he slow rolled the department of defense's study of this issue the air force also has been opposed to seeing a space force moved outside of its own control their preferences for a space. command or unified command stays in the air force so i would say absolutely there are severe detractors within the us administration and within the congress including some republicans who do not want to see president trump's space force come to fruition president trump by being the drum about the need to militarize space could actually create the results that we want to avoid which is the main in space that sees great powers shift potential conflict to space so again
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this very aggressive posture and aggressive increase in military spending on this potential independent department that would be a cock into the air force the navy and the marine corps could act could also be detracting to u.s. interests that review came on the day pyongyang's top on what landed in washington d.c. to discuss a second son that between donald shop and. ken young soul has been leading the nuclearization talks with the u.s. and it's expected to meet with secretary of state might on pale on friday florence lay is following developments from south korea's capital seoul. expected meeting between u.s. secretary of state might come peo and north korean official kim yong show is expected to restart momentum that was lost on denuclearization talks between north korea and the u.s. it also comes amid all the positive signals that we've been seeing in the region recently south korean president had urged north korea to take bold practical action
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towards nuclear disarmament now he had also urged the u.s. to consider declaring a formal end to the korean war to encourage north korea to take more steps towards giving up its nuclear program and we've also seen north korean leader kim jong visit beijing to meet with chinese president xi jinping possibly to strategize over a possible upcoming meeting between u.s. president donald trump and kim jong il and now progress since that first meeting took place in singapore in june last year has stalled we've had very little concrete evidence that north korea is getting rid of its nuclear arsenal it has yet to announce a timetable it's still operating its missile bases and it's thought to be continuing to improve its missile capabilities in fact a recently released report by the u.s. missile defense review concluded that north korea remains a significant threat now essentially north korea and the u.s.
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consulate gree on what denuclearization should look like the u.s. wants complete and verifiable denuclearization north korea argues that that would put it in a defenseless position and it wants its actions to be met by corresponding actions by the u.s. either in the form of removing some sanctions or removing its strategic military assets from south korea so that's a huge chasm between the two countries but talks on denuclearization between the u.s. and north korea are still seen as a possible new avenue to peace. the judge the ministration has withdrawn its delegation from the world economic forum in davos citing the government shutdown the decision came just hours after he cancelled house speaker nancy pelosi as planned overseas tour i can of reports from washington. the traditional prayer the opening of a senate session and mention of the hundreds of thousands of federal workers who've gone without pay for nearly a month and the fractious relationship between congressional democrats and the
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president continues to deteriorate in his latest unilateral action president trump canceled an overseas trip by a delegation led by the speaker of the house the bus to the airport literally turned around by this executive letter in the light of the eight hundred thousand great american workers not receiving pay i'm sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate the president writes the action described as petty and vindictive i can say that all too often the last two years the president has acted like he's in the fifth grade and. to have someone who has that kind of character running the country is an enormous problem at every level and we see it now we've seen it over the last two years and my guess is we're going to see it in the future the house speaker continues to insist to call for the perspire moment of the state of the union address was based on security concerns arising out of the shutdown is workers make
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a difference in the lives of the american people including security officials who would be protecting the president at the state of the union address senior republican senator lindsey graham was scathing about both palosi is request and the president's response one suffer more rick response does not deserve another he said in a tweet speaker pelosi threat to cancel the state of the union is very irresponsible and blatantly political president trumpet early announced he would not attend the world economic forum gathering endeavors now he's canceled the trip of the entire cabinet delegation this in the wake of polls indicating the majority of americans hold him responsible for the partial shutdown mike hanna al-jazeera washington. the african union has called on some accredit republic of congo to suspend the final declaration of presidential election results saying there are serious doubts over the vote losing presidential candidate martin paella has filed a court challenge demanding a recount of last month's ballot in sixty one sixty one percent of the vote
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contradicting official results which declare rival felix has to carry the winner activists in sudan say two people have been killed in confrontations between police and protesters thousands of people marched across several cities for yet another day of anti-government demonstrations they've been demanding the resignation of president omar al bashir but he is blaming the protests on foreign agents from khartoum morgan with more. freedom peace and justice these have been the demands of protesters for nearly a month along with a demand for sudan's president omar al bashir to end his nearly three decades in office and step down well believe me here still more and i don't know what our demands are the demands of everyone and god willing we will continue running through be successful our protest today is large and we are going in the right direction we will go to the presidential palace we just want peace freedom and justice like the rest of the world the protests began last month in the city when
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the government announced it would hike bread prices in a country where inflation is a nearly seventy percent one of the highest in the world hundreds protested to voice their anger the demonstrations have since spread across many cities in sudan including the capital hard to home officials have shut schools and universities and cut off access to many social media platforms police have used tear gas and live ammunition as the e.u. and the un called on the government to not use excessive force against those protesting the high commissioner for human rights michel bashfully called on the sudanese government to protect exercise by all people regardless of the political affiliation of their rights freedom of expression and peaceful assembly she also urged all sides to refrain from the use of violence activists say at least fifty have been killed since the protests began the government says that number is twenty four and it's not only the two that came out today several other cities at least ten other cities also came out to protest against president obama they want him to
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leave and had a part in the interim independent council something he said he's not going to do but president bashir has been defiant in the face of the demonstrations he has accused those protesting as being influenced by external forces be we reaffirm that we care about and their concerns. to be positive and preserve their country and not listen to cause a destabilized and security with the demonstrators making it clear that they want change now the protests are becoming the longest since a gang gained independence and the biggest challenge to president obama to bashir since he came to power twenty nine years ago morgan al-jazeera caught on. still ahead on al-jazeera a nation in mourning after a car bomb attack on a police academy in colombia killed ten.

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