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says it is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for the dry riverbed like they swan five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the war. al-jazeera. hello i'm barbara sarah this is the al-jazeera news hour live from london thank you for joining us coming up in the next sixty minutes zimbabwe's human rights commission accuses police of brutality during anti-government protests the president calls for calm and national dialogue.
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a call for more demonstrations in sudan is anger grows over the police crackdown on protesters we'll be talking live to the wife of a missing activists at least sixty five afghan intelligence and security personnel are known to have died in a taliban attack on a military base it's one of the worst the tax in seventeen years of. all the sports and the lineup for the asian cup quarterfinals is now complete twenty twenty two world cup hosts qatar through to the last eight two thousand and seven champions iran one nil and the last round of sixteen. we begin the news hour in zimbabwe where the president has promised to investigate claims that government agents assaulted and tortured scores of people during
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protests against fuel prices i'm assuming god why is calling for a national dialogue following allegations against his security forces the rights groups are concerned that nothing will change as more now from harare. he says he doesn't want his family to visit him in hospital he's afraid that could be victimized for associated with someone police suspect participated in anti-government protests. which. is. the business. group. deferred ridge. last week suburbans demonstrated against a fuel price hike which had more than doubled overnight the government responded with force more than six hundred people were arrested in the east zimbabwe's human rights commission says more people died in last week's protest injuring orcus
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post-election violence the use of excessive force specially the use of life i mean it's not called for when dealing with civilians they should be other methods of controlling crowds and we believe that recorded very well trained police force in the country julius short of his son's death was senseless he was shot outside a police station calvin was twenty two years old and loved playing football in zimbabwe humanity is a. fairly. normal life he's being safe. it is being wasted. he's listening. to the government the same government that it's a new dispensation dispensation we're going to do lip licking whatever people amused was. running the dustbin. they are now using bush tactics president took power for robert mugabe just over a year ago he promised to promote democracy and freedom of speech some zimbabweans
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are disillusioned. he didn't do that. was just saying. you see not kill them. so we are. revolted the president has cut short a foreign trip and promised to investigate the crackdown by security forces zimbabweans are watching him after last week's violence some say they think speaking out against the government that could come after them had mythos al-jazeera had. sudan's president omar al bashir has flown to doha to meet the enemy out of qatar the official visit is bashir is first overseas trip since protests erupted across a town last month after a government decision to triple the price of bread there's a growing anger over the deaths of several demonstrators allegedly at the hands of police amnesty international says that at least forty people have been killed since
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protests began bashir is blaming conspirators for causing the violence here but morgan has more now from khartoum what happened as of students from the university of what to me are here and father to him came out early this morning and protested against the president on one of the shia who as he said is not currently in the country but they were very keen and very determined to continue protesting if not for the response of either by the security forces tear gas was once again fired at the students inside the university campus and they were complaining about difficulty breathing something we've heard from protesters who have been graduating over the past four weeks people have been saying that's a critical forces were responding using excessive brutal horace al seen live ammunition and tear gas being fired at protesters to try to disperse them people have been injured opposition groups say forty seven have been killed but activists who have been tracking this say at least fifty people have been killed since the protests started now the government is this beating that figure they say only twenty seven have been killed and that the figures that the activists are giving is
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not true but there are also people who have been arrested and the government said they've arrested eighty eight hundred sixteen sixteen people but activists again want to get to say that at least one thousand people have been arrested including an american would need american activist who went missing on wednesday now we spoke to his family or do they respond to his family and they say people who were arrested with him and later released have reported that he has been severely beaten and desperate need of medical attention. was even mentioned in that report prominent activist rude when the world was arrested by security agents on wednesday his wife nancy joins us now live from portland oregon in the united states madame thank you so much for taking the time to be with us this evening first of all tell us what you know about what's happened to your husband who had been participating in the protests that began middle of december and he is a political activist in sudan i know that he was preparing for the large protest in
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on demand on thursday and had been in the be on wednesday evening. i started to get calls from concerned friends saying that he didn't make a meeting that he was supposed to in the market at later learned from a friend who was with him there that they had been arrested at around five o'clock in the market and. the road to one had been beaten in his face and his chest and i was told that they were taken to the station i believe that's the end i assess headquarters in north khartoum you know this station there when you say you were not at this point in time we haven't been able to confirm yes one of the gentleman was released he didn't have any prior records and so they released him and put him under surveillance and he was able to reach out to me and tell me that they had been arrested there were three of them so but all this information is it
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coming to you for example from this other gentleman that was arrested or do you have any official communication links with the authorities themselves of they told you whether they have arrested your husband and why any of the you fishel lines. not at all i reached out to the u.s. embassy in khartoum right away to let them know about redlines disappearance and they reached out to the and i then made a phone call they also made a visit on saturday to see if he was there and also to have access to any other americans that were detained but their visit was useless and they were not able to confirm for me that he is there now as you mentioned your husband has been an activist for a while he's been arrested previously but as i understand never charged tell us what happened after those arrests and are you more worried about the situation this time around in two thousand and twelve when i
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was pregnant with our daughter sudan ridwan was arrested july third and it was forty days that he was in the system and facing the death penalty so we were quite worried about him and. finally he was acquitted of all charges. the last arrest was last year around december and they held him for forty days and they didn't allow anyone to see him so if our family didn't have access or his lawyer or even the u.s. embassy until the day he was released in just remind us always concerned about is safety. we can well imagine just remind us what it is that your husband was and has been protesting about in sudan. he's always been a peaceful protest or he is. has been concerned for many years about the
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state of sudan and he has been trying to bring change. the voice of all the sudanese are really crying for freedom for peace and for justice. no ruler should be in control for thirty years so i'm really calling now for omar al bashir to step down. is a dictator that has been exploiting and oppressing the people for for many years and madam we're running out of time but briefly he is also a u.s. citizen do you hold much hope that the u.s. will be able to help you in trying to free him i do hope that they will put pressure on the sudanese government to be able to assist in his release definitely counting on them with any leverage we have with the sudanese government to make sure that that happens as quickly as possible along with the
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release of all of the other political detainees then see the world wife of prominent activist would one who has been arrested by security agents on wednesday madam thank you so much for being with us at this very difficult time thank you thank you talks in qatar between the taliban officials and the u.s. special envoy to afghanistan zalmai halle's other to continue into a third day the discussions began on monday hours after one of the worst hell of an attacks in seventeen years of the war in afghanistan at least sixty five afghan intelligence and security personnel were killed and one u.s. military service member the suicide bombing of attack happened near my down shot of the capital of water that province has more. it's one of the worst attacks by the taliban says the armed group was pushed from power by u.s.
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forces in late two thousand and one a suicide bomber drove a truck packed with explosives into a military compound what followed was carnage officials and witnesses say several dozens of people have been killed and this happened it was a very dangerous incident and the sound of the explosion was very loud the windows of our house and other houses close to the area were broken and the wounded ones were taken to different hospitals here and leak out of. the facility is a brand by an elite intelligence unit in charge of training tribesman to fight the taliban. the attack is another indication of the armed groups growing influence last year taliban fighters launched a series of attacks across the country including a suicide bomb attack in the capital kabul in january at least one hundred people
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were killed mostly civilians analysts believe the taliban is increasing its attacks to gain more leverage in crucial talks with u.s. diplomats in qatar what we are good in my down shot was a good forward the united states in the afghan government is doing to the taliban so the taliban are i think they're coming out of that hibernation premier they're trying to carry on the same policy where do going to inflict damage to the african government and its international counterparts and talks are underway in doha where the taliban has a political office u.s. special representative for afghan peace zalmai is meeting senior taliban members here the talks are underway to find. and to the war in afghanistan and establish a unity government the u.s. envoy recently toured the region seeking help from our allies including pakistan
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and in many ways the role of pakistan is key the u.s. negotiator ambassador zalmay hollis art was just in pakistan for several days before he went to doha and the pakistani prime minister imran khan is visiting doha as well it's not clear exactly what role pakistan is playing but they may be playing a newly positive role but peace won't be easy the taliban does not recognize the government in kabul and insists peace talks will only start when foreign troops leave afghanistan but i'll does iraq have. a security analyst based in kabul he explained why peace talks negotiations haven't been successful so far. the problem with negotiation is. when we have a negotiation it's not only limited to afghanistan it's very rare we should not expect a reduction in violence there is
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a possibility of increase in violence even if we have. to try to increase the leverage there do sue by increasing while and i believe that original countries. also have a role to play in negotiating in negotiation. about the issue of afghanistan but finally it comes to afghan people it should be the afghan people and it is people who has the potential to resolve the problems international community u.s. and other states. can play a role of mediation but they are not the actual people to resolve the problem so it should be that people taliban and government should should come together and they should talk to each other to resolve the problem a car bomb detonated in the syrian city of latakia killing one person an injury
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fourteen that's according to state media footage on state t.v. showed a large group of people in the street while the wreckage smoldered on the ground that attack is a government stronghold that's home to russia's khomeini mayor based the attack happened just a few days after another explosion hit the mask is apparently targeting high profile security officials say no one has more from beirut in neighboring lebanon. two attacks and government controlled territories. and damascus and it is quite rare for attacks to happen in government controlled territories especially now especially after the government has managed to consolidate control over the areas it controls that has pushed the rebels back the rebels surrendered their territories around the capital the first attack on sunday that you're mentioning there were reports that a security personality was the target of that bombing it is not clear whether or not that person was wounded or killed it's very difficult to get information out of damascus so this really raises
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a lot of questions if indeed this was the opposition if indeed this was the work of eisold is it easy to operate behind enemy lines then that would really say a lot about the security situation in government controlled territories but if you watch syrian state television just moments after the blast was reported in. they had analysts on air warning of a new phase in the in the conflict already predicting more attacks in government controlled areas saying that they expect the situation the security situation to destabilize even further now many of the opposition will say this is the way the government tries to keep people on their side to make up for their inability to provide for fuel improve the living conditions because public resentment discontent is growing in government controlled areas yes they control sixty percent of the syria but about sixty percent of syria people are still struggling and the government is struggling to get recognition from outside for sanctions to be lifted
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in order for it to reconstruct and in order for the economy to improve so now the sit to security situation stabilizing within the government controlled territories also to come here on the news hour including cold and hungry to displaced yemenis losing hope after talks between the warring sides break down again. two years ago for a newly signed english premier league footballer whose light plane disappeared over the channel and rafael nadal is into the semifinals of the australian open we'll show you how he got there in sport. brazil's new president has thrown out the welcome mat for big business and major investors on day one of the world economic forum in davos jay you both so narrow made a special address of the summit same brazil would become one of the top fifty countries to do business in china hall now reports on how the speech could be emblematic of
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the shifting power dynamics of the world order. a chill has settled over down ass and that's not just the weather leaders of some of the world's biggest economies china the united states france and the u.k. have stayed away to find crises at home crises fueled by nationalism populism and those left behind by globalization it is everything the world economic forum is supposed to stand against and yet this year's big ticket visitor is brazil's new president far right nationalist valsin r.-o. here to launch what he calls a new brazil then there was a big. we intend to reduce the size of the residence state the parties and carry out perform such as the social security reform or the tax reform we wish to relieve those who produce and undertake business and projects from the weight of
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a heavy state that's good news for business less so for those who depend on state aid it's an odd look for an annual gathering traditionally built on bridging divides it does say that there's a bit of a shift and that those major leading democracies in the world are exhausted tied in knots have problems but it also says this community here of globalists is perfectly willing to flirt with their liberal leaders in the world. compensation came in the heavyweight fight against climate change identified as a major world threat having heard both scenarios call for economic development in the amazon delegates listened to royalty interviewing a british knight of the realm what advice do you have all my generation and what's what can we build on that you have started we have to recognize that every breath of air we take every mouthful of food that we take comes from the natural and that if we damage the natural world we damage ourselves it's what the forum
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aims to do best global box office in the name of a better world the theme of this year's world economic forum here in davos is the fourth wave of globalization the digital revolution it predicts a world in which technology competes with workers of all stripes blue collar and white in which the winners of globalization get ever richer but fewer in number it is a world in which inequality deepens and political leaders no longer have all the answers jonah how al-jazeera davos switzerland was saying in davos stig's negative editor of the washington post marty baron has been speaking about the murder of his colleague. at a media freedom event to criticize the lack of accountability for the killing. we're disappointed with what the saudi government did first of all this was. he was brutally murdered murdered he was dismembered his body still hasn't been found the
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saudi government said from the beginning that he walked out freely that they did nothing and we learned later that in fact he was he was murdered and and today we feel that there hasn't been full accountability for that for that murder and we don't feel that the u.s. government has brought enough pressure on the saudis we don't feel that other governments of them brought enough pressure on the saudis because of this and i think that you know we have to take a look at well why was he murdered he was murdered for expressing an opinion and opinion that at times was contrary to the official opinion of the of the saudi government and we also have to look at well how do we know what actually happened there because the saudi government richard conditionally lied about what what occurred there and the reason that we know about that is because of a free press police have suspended the search for a light aircraft carrying premier league football and really on the plane
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disappeared over the english channel on route to wales where he was to make his debut for cardiff city the wellings has more. argentinian football. was heading from france to a new life as a premier league star but his journey and his life appeared to have ended tragically when flying over the english channel the twenty eight year old was one of the passengers on a light aircraft travelling from the norm to western france so the welsh capital cardiff an hour off to take off on monday evening at seven fifteen pm an alert was raised when contact was lost with the part of malibu plane no distress signal was received a search and rescue operation using helicopters and lifeboats was abandoned at two am and an intensified search still couldn't locate the plane later on tuesday the man responsible for the area around the channel island of guns they feared the worst conditions were quite challenging obviously it was very dark. cloudy so no moon with waves up to two metres in height we've searched over thousand square
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miles or see now both body and night and we've seen nothing sollars goalscoring in france fernand attracted interest from many premier league clubs during the transfer window he became cardiff the record signing at nearly twenty million dollars the chance to play in the world's biggest league had been too good to turn down and he said i can't wait to start training meet my new team mates and get down to work the club has expressed its shock and sadness i mean what can i just described how the look on his face are very. rare he met us and we walked him around the grounds and. he was absolutely ready to give it a go. and we knew we knew him then and we we really feel sad to hear of this news just three months off the leicester own of bitch i should have been a proper died in a helicopter crash the premier league is digesting another aviation tragedy so. i
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have to confirm hopefully hopefully you know. so it was a terrible news we were eight who had to come from donna was born in sons of five in argentina his father said he's distraught his mother said the entire town is in shock people in nonviolence come together for a vigil for a player who spent three happy years with them. japan's prime minister says they're determined to find a solution to a dispute with russia over a chain of islands in the pacific. and the russian president vladimir putin met in moscow to discuss the coup real islands which russia sees at the end of world war two it took on trees never signed the peace treaty because of the disagreement meaning that technically speaking they're still at war the islands are known as the southern kuti lives in russia and the northern territories in japan. italy's deputy
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prime minister met there savini is accusing france of not wanting peace in libya because its energy interests their rival italy's on monday france's summoned italy's ambassador after a fellow deputy prime minister. accused paris of creating poverty in africa the mio also said france is responsible for generating mass migration to europe so vinnie has now backed up the miles comments saying france is only interested in extracting resources from africa. the best toll from a fuel pipeline explosion in central mexico has risen to ninety four the explosion last friday happened when about eight hundred people in the state of algo were collecting fuel from a leaking duct which authorities say was punctured by suspected thieves central mexico has been hit by petrol shortages since president and this by the way look as oprah daughter launched a crackdown on fuel theft nearly a month ago ordering pipelines to close in an attempt to stamp out criminal
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activity well president lopez obrador has been visiting some of the towns from where people have been stealing petrol manner apollo is in a calm by in mexico state one of the towns that has been affected tell us a little bit more about the president's visit how was it received there. president lopez about his visit was very well received several thousand people came out to watch him speak and talk about that explosion in the issue of fuel theft in the wake of that explosion that deadly explosion that took place last week president of that spoke about the need for creating jobs creating opportunities investment in education to lessen the dependency that some communities have on still and feel to give you a little bit of context about where we are we're not just standing in the middle of a windy cornfield there are military personnel that are standing behind me right next to an oil pipeline a fuel pipeline that's actually become quite
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a popular place to tap by oil for by oil thieves by fuel thieves it was actually tapped just just over a week ago but this is a nationwide problem the issue of oil theft and the reason being is that fuel is transport from transported from one end of the country to another via underground pipelines that are really only buried under a couple of feet of dirt so they're quite susceptible to fuel thieves i mean you mention a serious problem not just where you are but but nationwide suggests remind the sigs actually what is being done to try and solve it and i guess also avoid incidents like the recent one. absolutely in fact speaking to some of the military personnel earlier today i asked them what their biggest challenge is in tackling the issue of fuel that is actually keeping everybody safe we know how dangerous it can be given the images that went around the world that we saw last week of that gas line explosion but to give you
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a sense of exactly how pervasive this problem is in two thousand and eighteen the government published it to stick suggesting that more than fourteen thousand illicit taps were found on fuel pipelines across the country and again it's not a new problem but it is a problem that the new president is being forced to tackle on december first of last year president over the announced that many as thirty two thousand marines would be sent to guard pipelines and guard refineries that are especially vulnerable and this is a problem that's already cost as much as seven point four billion dollars over the last three years so it is quite a hot topic right now. in mexico state might allow thank you. let's go ahead here on al-jazeera. our young people in china are finding it normal ways of coping with a frustrating lack of job prospects u.s. federal workers get free cheese is the effect of the government shutdown starts to
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bite and bahrain they give asian cup favorites in south korea a real scare action from the u.a.e. coming up in sport. i know that the weather is all quite messy over parts of europe at the moment in the south got this huge massive cloud that's given us a lot of rain and snow and that's gradually marching its way towards the northeast and then as that works its way away from us we're seeing yet more cloud and rain working its way and that's also giving us a fair amount of snow but in the north it's breaking up and then still going to be in the south where we see that system intensify as we head through wednesday so more rain and strong winds here and that working its way across italy and across the other side of the adriatic as well so watch that system then as it works its way north woods it's working its way across the southeastern parts of europe but not so across the northeast hit it's falling and draw there's
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a problem with missed him fog and it's certainly not warm we're looking at the top temperature in warsaw just a five degrees so find a dry and cold in the northeast and all unsettled in the south a matter unsettled weather across the mediterranean is making its way into the northern parts of africa too so we're going to see quite a few outbreaks of rain there over parts of northern area and into parts of china zero as well and then as that sinks its way southwards it will drag in some cooler air so more of that will be turning to snow over the high ground as we head through thursday for the central belt of africa plenty of fine weather to be found here perhaps a couple of showers around the coast of nigeria but most of the showers of the south. if you were looking at this from the outside you would really wonder what was going on but what is this gross is a religion that they have an in-depth exploration of global capitalism and our obsession with economic growth this is still the center of capitalism there is no
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limits i view myself as a capital artist we are trying to bring to the world smaller and smaller we don't want to be realistic in the world we would rather have a fantasy growing pains on al-jazeera one of the really special things that work in progress here 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 for it is you know it's very challenging liberally particularly 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.
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welcome back here's a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera zimbabwe's president is promising to investigate accusations of violence and torture by security forces during the recent fuel protests so dance president overall bashir was flown to kept out of for talks with b m e o is them a stray showers continue against this thirty year rule there are fears the death toll from monday's massive taliban bomb attack on intelligence and security personnel in afghanistan could significantly increase so far sixty five people are confirmed dead. and attacked by who the rebels in the yemeni city of taiz is killed one woman injured at least fourteen others security sources say the rebels launched the attack or neighborhood talks broke down on sunday in jordan between
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yemen's who the rebels and the saudi backed government there trying to work out details of a cease fire which came into effect in the data door such a by reports now on what this means for the tens of thousands of people who have been displaced. these children used to have a home regular meals and even shoes but now they live here on one of the main streets in yemen's capital sanaa but their father mohammed fatemi says he fled from the southern port city of data because of fighting while lebanon is going to share every night i take shelter under this blue sheet it is freezing out here we need help to find a job and a roof above our heads i'm sleeping on the sidewalk we hope humanitarian agencies will take notice of our condition i have left no stone unturned but i've got no answer we are suffering severe cold starvation and a third. mohammed and his seven children are not alone they are part of the two million people ne'eman who have been displaced since the war began in two thousand
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and fifteen. and also part of the twenty two million people needing eight survive but help is limited in yemen. and yemen yemenis are suffering a sharp shortage of basic needs and although relief agencies operating here cannot afford to meet all those needs therefore the red cross reiterate so that the political situation is a must in order to put to an end the suffering of the yemenis despite a ceasefire in his hometown which came into effect last month mohammad is not hopeful about the future of his country only the future of his children and i have to look around and see for yourself how we are living our children are dying because of cold and hunger i am a jobless i can't even afford to beg where do i go i'm a yemeni lost in my own homeland if no help is provided we will all be left to die there are reports of fighting resuming in her data over the past few days which not only threaten civilians who suffered years of conflict but also risks the fragile
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cease fire door such a pari al-jazeera. an organization that fights human trafficking as discover the tens of thousands of young nigerian girls are being used the sex slaves by miner is in southern mali the national agency for the prohibition of trafficking in persons says many of the girls have been taken from rural areas and they're kept in appalling conditions in some cases as many as one hundred fifty girls are crammed into just one hot. girls where exploited by virtue of the. throw me through our communities in various parts of nigeria six different states to be precise and tricked into going into mali giving the impression of doing to be getting jobs in the hood and the usual story some of them are actually we're actually docked it. forms on their way to school or back from school to a snatched by the traffickers. thousands have attended
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a memorial service in kenya for six people who were killed in last tuesday's attack on a nairobi hotel twenty one people died when al-shabaab fighters stormed the dusit hotel and shopping complex police have also released pictures of suspects that they're still looking for five people arrested on suspicion of helping the attackers have appeared in court the united nations envoy on human rights in ian maher has been given access to bash and char island in bangladesh the planned site for a refugee camp a special rapporteur a young the will visit the uninhabited island on thursday where it's hoped to move more than one hundred thousand rohingya rights groups compared conditions on the island to living in a prison i'm going there schwantz to ease congestion in camps along the border housing more than seven hundred thousand who fled the military crackdown in myanmar's rakhine state in two thousand and seventeen that the sugar name is more now from cox's bazar in bangladesh where many have been living in the quote apollo
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refugee camp. then that is facing the enormous challenge of how best to host almost a million rohingya refugees cox's bizarre is now home to the largest refugee settlement in the world and the government says people keep streaming over the border from me and mark at a rate of about forty thousand a year this mega camp is congested it sits on an elephant migration route and in less than two years the jungle has been heavily used or assisted one of the solutions the government has is to move about one hundred thousand rohingya refugees to a remote island it's called. is about a four hour boat ride from the mainland it is uninhabited and it's prone to flooding that is why it's controversial if you want special rapporteurs says since the rohingya crisis began t. has been pushing for access to this island on tuesday she told al-jazeera she is
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now going to be allowed to take a tour and that will happen on thursday. ten thousand immigrant children in the united states of being represented in a lawsuit targeting the trumpet ministration the southern poverty law center group filed a claim in the fence of children forcibly separated from their families under a policy introduced in april they say the children were held in more than one hundred the tension centers away from their parents the lawsuit claims the separation was a deliberate way to deter families from immigrating. u.s. senators will meet later over the partial government shutdown which is now dragged on for thirty two days but then a crowds have already indicated that they will not accept president trump's latest proposal many americans are feeling the pain meanwhile and thousands of government workers face the prospect of another missed paycheck bob reynolds has more. a month of shutdown gridlock and political posturing a month of misery for eight hundred thousand government employees going without pay
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in a sign of just how bad things are now kraft foods corporation opened a grocery pop up store in washington giving away cheese macaroni mayonnaise and so on to cash strapped federal workers. the pain spreads across the country on coast guard bases and research laboratories along the borders and in airports the partial government shutdown is hurting families and disrupting vital government functions for example the transportation security agency reported that about ten percent of its airport security screeners have been unable to report to work due to financial hardship we have to have an evidence based conversation president donald trump and democratic house speaker nancy pelosi are no closer to an agreement i am here today to break the logjam on saturday offered temporary protection to about one million
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undocumented immigrants in exchange for funding his war them. plan includes five point seven billion dollars for a strategic deployment of physical barriers or a wall. democrats said no way saying trump must agree to end the shutdown before they'll talk about border security both sides have resorted to jab jobs and juvenile antics speaker pelosi suggested trump don't plans for a televised state of the union speech during the shutdown in retaliation from snatched away military aircraft. palosi planned to use for a trip to afghanistan that kind of pettiness and does nothing for the american people and has reached a high water mark in my experience and i've been here almost fifty years polls show americans are weary of the dysfunction in d.c. about sixty percent in
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a recent poll disapprove of trump's handling of the shutdown. the economic damage is mounting according to the financial services company standard and poor's the u.s. gross domestic product loses one point two billion dollars each week the government is closed or about one thousand nine hundred eighty four dollars a second jamie diamond who runs j.p. morgan chase the biggest bank in the u.s. says if the shutdown persists it will reduce growth to zero maybe everybody should start stocking up on that mac and cheese rob reynolds al-jazeera washington. china is the world's second largest economy but it's stalling with growth said its lowest level in thirty years it's adding pressure on the job market especially for young people with a record number of new graduates this year and as katrina you reports from beijing many are finding unusual ways to cope. taking
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a swing at life's precious. i doubt chinese you'd like to come here to break things and blow off steam. i don't like the lifestyle in beijing is too fast i have to get up early and finish late gin story working long hours for little pay is common among customers at beijing smash room. opened by just an engine and some friends last year she says china's economic slowdown is putting more pressure on young people so they didn't see that many people including my friends are feeling the pressure when the whole economy is slipping down many of my friends have to work for new jobs so many people are pressured from work so expect to see more clients after chinese new year the twenty eight yellow slump in growth and uncertainty over the trade war with the united states are starting to be felt in china's job market. according to
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a joint report by remain university and job site. demand for stuff in the december quarter was down twelve percent compared to the previous year while the number of job seekers grew by about eight percent chinese students repairing to enter the workforce. petition this year alone about eight point three million are expected to graduate beryl wang is one of them the massive student has been trying to find a job for when she completes his studies in june but so far she's had no success. after trial a lot of trials the interviews are the writing tasks i've gone through a lot but i haven't received any offers in the two. barrels optimistic she'll find something after the chinese new year in february but many of her friends have given up on beijing moving to smaller cities where it's cheaper and there's less competition for the new engine and the young people and a lot of pressure i think the government is very worried about unemployment which
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may lead to social unrest the official unemployment rate is about four percent that's way below the truth last week the chinese government announced new measures to stabilize the job market start ups will be entitled to bigger larns and companies with zero a few layoffs will be rewarded. with employment pressure in china set to continue. is sure it won't be long before she returns to the smash room china's bad economic news continue to pile up it's likely the glass here you will to. al-jazeera beijing. still ahead on. our a look at some of the favorites like the favorite and then. open contests coming up. on. business
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on. news here is a sign that. thank you very much barbara twenty twenty two world cup host qatar have sealed the final spot in the asian cup quarter finals they did it with a one nil win over two thousand and seven champions iraq. sealed the window for the countries with a second haul for a free kick qatar now have the chance to reach the semifinals for the very first on they'll take on south korea and the last eight. now we're going to face korea korea is always there in the top. in the world cup they have players players playing in
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europe with a high quality and for as we take the competition game a game we're going to try to do. their game with the right idea as well two time champion south korea got through after a real test from by her anger wanky chung gave the south koreans they needed just before half time but late in the second half but hey you got an equaliser from hammad at home a center to extra time south korea surviving though came just getting the win a final score two one. which we had in this moment we have a lot of problems i cannot say in another way. but and the reason is a little bit too early to be different i will be different not to not hold you. deployers out in the same conditions so this is what they call the finals look like
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vir will take on full time when is it japan time to face the tournament top ranked team it won and we've got the hosts again to champion is that you eve australia and of course south korea says qatar when after that nor win over it walk. well iraq might be out of blood they can now turn their attention to call it science of the twenty twenty two world cup campaign begins later this year country how their faces major obstacles or a lack of funding their cities are making it hard for iraqi stars all of the future to achieve their dreams and reports from but that. the family of eighteen year old mohammad ali sometimes have to turn on the television if they want to know what he's doing you. know to football fans as meal is already a star player with iraq's national team and. mimi's performance is outstanding so
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he's the pride of the iraqi national football team iraqi football has constantly had brilliant stars in the past as well as in the present and it will in the future . this is the football school training camps like this are hoping to produce that next generation of iraqi stars came here when he was only six years old he said to have been so good they didn't even bother giving him a trial. for some of these teenagers the goal is simply to be the next me. every one of us dreams about honoring iraq by playing football we think of mimi and the others as role models. years of fighting against the u.s. led invasion joining the regime of saddam hussein and the recent battles against eisold destroyed a lot of iraq's public spaces including sports grounds much of the government's money is geared towards large scale rebuilding projects football is low on the list of priorities. training camps like don't have their own pitches teenagers have to
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travel around the city to wherever the school's been able to rent a space. we have a lot of problems we don't have enough places to train and we don't get funding or support from the government the authorities should help us out because it's a matter of national pride. turned. towards me and the rest of the team take on. there's no question the probability of success is but some also say that iraq has to invest more in football to build on the achievements of players like me when. i'm. asking the government for more money into iraq it would boost our national pride even more and create more players like me iraqi football deserves more because it brings people together and unites the. next generation of football stars train where they can dreaming that one day excited
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fans could be watching them playing football on t.v. just like maybe rob matheson back down. to push for the release of the head of football had. to be sent to australia where he has refugee status since he was arrested in the. the i.f.c. and president shake sound man have been completely song for about this whole process of shipping not good enough. on here today at the remand center to show faith but the players have come to say how came that the buyers are standing up for him and that we're prepared to come here to bangkok to fight for his rights and we asked. what are you doing what is it that you're going to do for hakimullah right be how are you going to uphold your human rights policy. event a striker shot or another
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has admitted to committing tax fraud the rodell has attended attended a court hearing in madrid on tuesday the charges related to his time at real madrid or another agreed to pay a fine of more than twenty million dollars and received a suspended twenty three month jail sentence he was found to have used companies outside of spain to hide some of his income. has booked his spot in the semifinals of the australian open the world number two doing so on a day that sold to other players that break new ground. rafael nadal has taken a major step towards winning the australian open for just a second time the spaniard faced a manually forty places below them in the rankings france's tearful and the gulf in class was apparent. the doll seeing off the american in straight sets. he continues his run of not dropping a set so far this year in melbourne up next with the spaniard is
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a man that's really making a name for himself at this year's tournament stephanus it's a pass followed up his upset over roger federer with another impressive display against roberta but he's a good i. i the twenty year old greek dropped just one set as he beat the spaniard to become the youngest player to reach a grand slam semifinal in more than a decade. danielle collins is also breaking new ground. she's already upset world number two. and now she's into the sameas thanks to a three star victory over and the stars of public changeover. petrak of it ever will be called in the semifinal opponent. she beat australia's ashley barty in straight sets to get there. the czech is a two time grand slam champion but has never made it to your straight you know can final she now has the chance to do so so we'll malick al-jazeera that's it for me
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back to barbara santa thank you the nominations are out for this year's oscars but one film up for a top prize of the academy awards could test whether hollywood is ready to accept film streaming services that really has all the details. the impact of netflix on the film industry has been debated for years but two thousand and nineteen could be a watershed moment for the online streaming giant as it receives its first ever best picture oscar nomination for roma. the story of director alfonzo quiet on his childhood in mexico city which is also earned him a nomination for best director but perhaps most remarkably among its ten nominations is won for best actress for its star. a first time actress of indigenous descent who intended to become a preschool teacher before being chosen for the lead role. also getting ten
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nominations including best picture is a british period drama the favorite bringing some mainstream recognition for its ivan garde director your ghost lucky most after much critical acclaim for his previous films let me add to its star a libya coleman also gets a nod for best actress for those who think hollywood is a hotbed for liberalism are likely to be further persuaded by the eight award nomination for vice i believe. we can make this work. how do they have the heavily critical biographical comedy drama about the former u.s. vice president dick cheney out of the people he brought after years of being criticized for his lack of diversity at the academy continue to address that this year with the best picture nomination for black klansman why you acting like you got skin in
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the game gets better and director spike lee who's been a strong critic of the awards in the past is also on the short list for best director if those choices reflect the academy's trend in recent years of focusing on more art house movies this time the blockbusters also featured heavily. a star is born received eight nominations including best actor and best actress for bradley cooper and lady gaga. the box office smash hit of two thousand and eighteen black panther made history by gaining a first offense picture nomination for a superhero movie. i am the rock biographical rumpel he me and rhapsody about the life of queens freddie mercury is also in the running for the top prize it's positive news for some of the most popular movies of the year and perhaps an attempt to address a rating slump which last year fell to its lowest level for an oscar ceremony ever
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gabriels onto al-jazeera. where they are great that's it for this news hour stay with us more news in just a few minutes. where there is water there is life but finding it in australia's arid deserts is a skill few still possess they took us to a a small what spartans in the desert and this was this a very important place that i've been telling us about for the last five days to
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clean it out. and under orders against all odds an ageing population is possibly on its knowledge the rainmakers of the outback on a. new leaders place children in this refugee camp the latest victims of the unending sectarian violence in central african republic among them are survivors of unspeakable violence ten year olds leaving work his mother is dead her father is gone killed because they were christian by their own muslim neighbors this is a least you home an overcrowded refugee camp of twenty three thousand people surrounded by armed militia groups celine wants answers she says she wants to be asking the questions and so we traded places inch took the microphone will we find peace how can we make the violence stop when will i be able to return home. as it takes a tougher line on migrants organized crime in is making fast profits from their
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misery. people and power investigates the state funded reception center is where the helpless are reduced to commodities ripe for exploitation. the matiya and the migrants on al-jazeera. some bellboys human rights commission accuses police of brutality during anti-government protests the president calls for calm and national dialogue. hello i'm barbara starr you're watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up on the program. a call for more demonstrations in
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sudan grows over the police crackdown on protesters and then leading activists goes missing at least sixty five afghan intelligence and security person.

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