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regards to revealing i was true what's they've agreed on if there's been any deals and how to move forward well who morgan joins me now live from the sudanese capital khartoum really while the sudanese president has been in qatar me back home there is going discontent yes people seem very determined to continue protesting they say they will not stop demonstrating to show the president that they're very frustrated with his thirty year rule and they want to see change now let's remember this has happened at the outset on the nineteenth of december because of an economic crisis because of the lack of bread in the city of god what about that quickly morphed into and to government protests people are saying that the way president bashir has been running the country has resulted in a dire state of economy they say that there's been corruption and that they are not able to develop the country as they would like to see it being developed so people are saying that what they want to see is president bashir step down and hand over power to an interim independent council again he said that's something he's not going to do until elections come next year and there are talks in the ruling party
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that he will once again run for presidency that would require a change and an amendment to the constitution something that is already being tabled in front of the parliament of people who think that they are not going to start demonstrating until president bashir steps down over the moment to him but we will leave it there of course and follow votes for the in khartoum well earlier we spoke to disagree general of amnesty international community do he called on sudan's government to respect the right to peaceful protest. people need to recognize that for those protests to have been organized the level of pain that the sudanese people have been feeling economically has been devastated the response of the state has been disproportionate. and we must remind those of the three of the basic freedoms that was always defended is the freedom of association that right of people to. use and forty one the few them of assembly that's a right to protest in the freedom of expression the right to be able to get your
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stories in the media and these three feet of this is. extremely restricted and we call on the sudanese government to really pull back from the use of depression right now to respect the human rights obligations and to ensure that the right to peaceful protests are legitimate peaceful process. is respected. plenty more ahead here on the al-jazeera news our including why nigeria has one of the highest rates of poverty in africa despite being the continent's biggest oil producer. was the. police arrive on the streets of madrid her after. strikes are back in full force. and in sports fans pay tribute to the premier league footballer who still missing after a plane crash. that
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situation our thailand's king has issued a royal decree endorsing the first general election since a twenty fourteen military coup the elections will be held on march the twenty fourth voting has been delayed several times by the military which is clamped down on dissent and free speech as the latest from bangkok. it's been a long time in coming but the election day here in thailand has finally been set march twenty fourth two announcements coming out on wednesday confirming that first from the royal household a royal decree declaring that the elections were ok to move forward then a few hours after that the election commission coming out and confirming that march twenty fourth will be election day now there's been a lot of confusion particularly over these last couple of weeks because at the beginning of the year the election commission came out and said most likely the election would take place on february twenty fourth but then the government said that had to be postponed because they need to prepare the government needs to prepare for the coronation of the king in may there was
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a bit back and forth we saw a little bit of protesting on the streets here over the weekend the last couple of weeks but again today wednesday confirmed march twenty fourth will be the election day now over the last couple of weeks bans have been lifted on political parties for organizing and fundraising so they started the wheels moving toward this election day but now since we know what the date is going to be those political parties are going to start to move forward with campaigning and also we know that those who are going to be running for members of parliament positions they will register themselves over the next couple of weeks and now the data sets and the mechanisms will start to move for thailand have its first elections since the coup back in two thousand and fourteen now the delayed election to the announcements to bodies and to government activists with. they were on dozens of dissidents who fled the country after the kuwaiti reports. mutilated bound and wrapped the bodies were found on the banks of the mekong river in northeastern thailand police
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confirmed their identities. as for the d.n.a. results we have received formal result from the friend department the police hospital they were empty monarchy and anti-government activists known as and cuss along after a two thousand and fourteen coup in thailand they fled to neighboring laos where they disappeared from their homes in december along with the man they worked for say dan. rich i regularly posted online videos and comments critical of the military government and monarchy at least two other critics have gone missing from laos in recent years leading to the accusation from dissidents that this is the work of the military whose stated aim is to defend the monarchy retire fishel say they weren't involved in the disappearances the discovery of the bodies comes as thailand prepares for the coronation of the king in may criticizing or defaming the monarchy carries a jail term of up to fifteen years for each count hundreds of people have left
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thailand before being arrested and are now living as fugitives. fled more than eight years ago. they're going to. go. in there and. are. going to. so. i know. many many. thai or thora he say they'll work with they allow counterparts to investigate the murders but given who they were and the nature of their disappearance and death the families may be waiting a long time for justice wayne hey al jazeera bangkok. venezuela's president nicolas maduro has ordered a revision of diplomatic relations with the united states and that's in response to u.s. vice president like pens declaring support for anti-government demonstrators and opposition leaders. was the
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energized protest isn't krokus rally the a movement hoping to push the president from power. out with the usurper as unrest happened last year our armed forces the country soldiers many of them began to demonstrate their own happiness and today there are over four hundred officers in jail who have been tortured simply for raising their voices against the regime has broken the constitutional order. venezuela's opposition has momentum over the weekend twenty seven soldiers rebelled against the government they were later to tank by security forces. until monday they moved through caracas the streets with pots and pans a statement that reverberated all the way to the white house by mike pence the vice president of the united states and on behalf of president donald trump and all the american people let me express the unwavering support of the united states as you the people of venezuela raise your voices in
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a call for freedom. nicolas maduro is a dictator with no legitimate claim to power. he's never won the presidency in a free and fair election and he's maintained his grip of power by imprisoning anyone who dares to oppose him while protesters and the opposition have a powerful enough vocal ally the juror countered with a t.v. address of his own he warned then don't attempt to cultural center named after robert sera the late socialist politician little me i'm not going to capture them all they all went to prison and that's some penalty for the fascists had handheld of seal the jurors vice president then took direct aim at the u.s. base and that is simply because mr pence doesn't have a job now he wants to come and run venezuela handing out instructions on what should happen in venezuela openly calling for a coup d'etat in venezuela i will say it like the venezuelan people would say to
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you yankee go home. on wednesday the race or it will be challenged on the streets it's the end of the story of the full of venezuela's military government in one nine hundred fifty eight the opposition marks it with nationwide marches but they say this year it's mature he needs to go. ballasts al-jazeera police in india have arrested sixty one ringer this week for illegally entering the country in an apparent crackdown on the muslim minority and estimated forty thousand rango have taken refuge in india among more than seven hundred thousand who fled me in modern twenty seventeen the un has described the violence there as a cleansing but india's nationalist hindu government says we're going to have no right to demand refugee status since december deported at least thirteen hundred back to bangladesh natasha going to reports from cox's bazaar in southern bangladesh for one hundred twelve dollars a head smuggler in india promised
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a way out of the fear that had begun to suffocate shame she died and her family. one of his days to the internet and for hangers i hated and abused in india they were among forty thousand rohingya refugees in india human rights groups say in recent years the government's welcoming policy has shifted to a hostile one in october india deported seven rohingya men back to me and mar a country b. un is accused of committing genocide against the persecuted muslim minority since december the refugee relief and repatriation commission says india has deported at least thirteen hundred rohingya refugees to bangladesh. in the beginning we weren't harassed but at a later stage were constantly being monitored so we got scared that they might send us back to me and mar since we didn't want to go there we decided to cross the border from here refugees describe
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a campaign of fear mongering harassment and intimidation that's terrifying people enough to abandon their lives in india and sneak into bangladesh that has been. by these hidden google groups to create an impression that they are terrorists and therefore there have been attacks on. india's ruling party says the rowing does have no right to demand refugee status and india is not a signatory to the one nine hundred fifty one refugee convention there is a security aspect old school with regard to their linkages with binutils terrorist groups that are in the middle to india unfoldment and by all based out of pakistan and the last part is that end of the day that these citizens are also leading to problems with the local community. it's been three months and began mentor family are adjusting to home inside this sprawling refugee camp hushed audio gear but we
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stuff it over there as well as here we are facing many difficulties despite the hardships of refugee life she and other recent arrivals from india say they're experiencing something new the comfort of being surrounded by other roving does and the peace that comes with living in a muslim country natasha going to name al-jazeera cox's bizarre bangladesh and central africa now where nigeria's andrew trafficking agency says that its own thousands of missing girls and women in southern mali many have been sold as sex slaves in gold mining camps the agency says there are between twenty to forty five thousand kidnapped women in mali is originally raised the problem ten years ago it says plans and i want a way to return the women to nigeria this girls where exploited by virtue of the avenue we believe from we grew our communities in various parts of
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nigeria six different states to be precise and tricked into going into mali giving the impression that doing to be getting jobs in the hotels and the usual story some of them are actually we're actually up doctored. school uniforms on their way to school or back from school as snatched by the kidnappers or traffickers while staying in the region conflict between farmers and herders is worsening large areas rising levels of poverty and list say the violence is forcing millions of people mostly poor farmers from their lands with the support staff in north western luxury. well. for seven months mohammed ali who says he walked these narrow dusty streets begging for. he and hundreds of others escaped attackers who laid siege to dozens of villages in nigeria's northwest effectively stopping farming and economic activities. were. comfortable living off.
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of attacks and the attackers took away everything as you can see the conditions here are not so much different you know. nigeria's north is one of the country's poorest regions despite producing its shellfish livestock and grains years a poor agricultural practices and climate change people's livelihoods and estimated forty eight percent of nigeria's one hundred eighty million people live in extreme poverty the highest rates in areas with low levels of skills and education many here feel that lack of investment in the last thirty years means that millions of people will continue to suffer. nigeria has one of the fastest growing populations in the world and also the largest concentration of the extremely poor. and development partners say successive governments continue to adopt the wrong approach in tackling poverty so it is destructive actions that we
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have seen. i think that is. an acceptable to believe in the power of market to transform the lives of the people but this is not corresponding with any in the country or in any part of the ward despite nigeria's vast oil wealth half its population lives on less than two dollars a day and with conflict forcing more and more poor people from their homes and lands many doubt if the government will be in a position to improve the lives of millions across the country. how many degrees al-jazeera northwest nigeria bush fires are raging across the australian state of tasmania where a heat wave has brought record temperatures firefighters of cold in a support to help control at least twenty seven fires burning across a seven hundred twenty kilometer long stretch of land on property has been
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destroyed so far some people have been told to prepare for evacuation with strong winds and high temperatures expected in the coming days so what's the extent of that forecast on the country as a whole and behind she looks really hoped it is record breaking me once again and suddenly so when the heat's been building in the interior it can have in the interior the brick red. there's been nothing over the top of it no clouds just a strong sun so we have had temperatures in the high forty's now his name example of how quickly things can change as well so he's building if drawn out by a change in the wind direction it's a sudden change in the coast more or less of south australia is twenty nine degrees that's where it should be now is on tuesday guess what it did on wednesday now our current era guess it was twenty degrees high along the lines of forty nine degrees celsius now i'm not sure that's a new record because records only go back about twenty years here but it's not the only place where that happened if you come around the corner to do that forty eight
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point four is the highest ever known temperature in science australia. now i said that he came out from the interior at the moment the worst areas around northern new south wales south australia generally has been suffering for a long time and the pulsing of the heat you just saw was daytime today time so the heat is moved eastwards the adelaide forecast tempted to more as forty five degrees point seven of the all time record high even in melbourne it's thirty six twenty seven in hobart you'll notice and this is the view again the sort of in this heat is going in that general direction stopping any time soon we will come back and address it i think so thanks very much rob well still ahead here. a forced patriotism a new law aims to stop the building of china's national anthem in hong kong also. water comes and goes in the morning sometimes when i used to be in school so now i
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come here to get water for my family instead of concentrating on a school a water shortage in yemen so severe children about to drop out of school to provide for their families and as for why talent and training may not be enough for these young gay rocky footballers to achieve success those stories on the other side of the break. on line i want to start here on my laptop with a tweet join us on saturday there was a rush of adrenaline will be felt this is the moment that we have been waiting for this is a dialogue the government has a legal protest all struck to the police to disperse the crowds everyone has a voice. for lots of different reasons what's different types of bricks join the global conversation on al-jazeera.
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welcome back to the al-jazeera news a reminder of our top stories this hour a car bomb has exploded in the northern syrian city of a free and it happened near
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a base for a rebel group that's backed by turkey this latest attack in syria comes as turkish present one is in moscow for talks with his russian counterpart. to mean that how middletown he says he supports sudan's unity and stability as he met sudan's president omar al bashir in doha shares a visit comes during the longest antigovernment protests all through his time in office. and thailand's king has issued a world of the first general election since the twenty fourteen military coup elections will be held on march the twenty fourth voting has been delayed several times by the military which has clamped down on dissent and free speech. more let's go now to our london studio and i'm going to speak with john harris managing director of the global research consultancy ts la bob good to have you with us mr harrison on the program i mean what are the chances of sort of a free and fair election with a real opposition battling it out against
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a currently military backed government. well i mean there are opposition parties and the government has allowed political campaigning to take place so there will be an an election but the new constitution really stacks the odds against any opposition party being able to to actually form or form power so it is highly likely that the next prime minister will be the current prime minister mr pryor trying to char and so there won't actually be a change in regime but there will be opposition voices in parliament which will be a step in the right direction. pro how much progress dare we say is there in the fact that an election has been called people get the chance to exercise their democratic choice in choosing a candidate if the candidates are. choose the ball.
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i think it is a step forward i mean the elections as you mentioned in your introduction have been delayed many times since the military regime has been in power for five years or so so to actually have the date fixed now i mean or almost certain that it will go ahead on march twenty fourth i think that's that's very positive. but you know and we have when there were fears earlier in the year that it was going to be delayed for a much longer period once more then there were protests in the street which were quite small but none the less quite serious so i think we will see stability in the short term and opposition parties will try to see how much influence that they can have a lot of course there is a medium term risk that they will become disenchanted with their lack of influence over the government and so we may see a resurgence of protests but i think that's that's something perhaps some way down the line after the elections depending on who you speak to in thailand there were
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legitimate and illegitimate reasons for delays one of the legitimate reasons would have been the death of the former monarch how much of those sorts of delay. be an issue in terms of making the government think that they have to bring on an election they have to allow the people to vote because there is discontent on the streets regardless of the monarchy put towards ard. yes i mean there is discontent but also there are nevertheless supporters of the government in the current prime minister has a degree of support maybe polling around twenty five percent i believe something like that so so they really are seeking to avoid the kind of protests that we've we've had in the past they don't they don't want to have to have a crackdown on opposition groups say they want to be able to present themselves to the world as a more liberal in order to attract investment and this kinds of things i think it's
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a step in the right direction but of course there's a lot further to go we'll see what does happen for the moment thanks so much for joining us john harris and thank you well let's get more on our top story as well coming out of syria where leaders of both russia are meeting in moscow there is a senior political analyst bashara joins me now live from our london bureau lots really for these two leaders to talk about and it all sort of stems really from the chants or from the talk of the u.s. withdrawing from the area and how that affects both russia and turkey both politically and on the ground marwan what do you think their main priority is because we haven't heard from them yet. well you're right now that the united states at least is starting to withdrawal will certainly perhaps in four months according to person trump president putin and president there do on are preparing.
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for the departure of the u.s. forces in order i think to have a division of labor of sort in the northern part of syria or let's say a division of areas of influence within the northern zone where turkey is that important indispensable for its national security concern that in the presence of those kurdish groups it considers to be terrorists and for president putin it is of course the presence of about the new saw in it live on the around it which of course moscow and others consider to be there are still going to zation so both presidents are going to find out how they're going to have that division of labor how they're going to coordinate moving forward their operation within northern syria in order that perhaps to create that security buffer zone of sorts with the
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width of some thirty kilometers or sort of you know goes from east to west in the one hand it does preserve the security and their influence in northern syria and the other hand it allows putting to declare some sort of victory if not today in the near future against that there are some organizations the north especially at the moment do you think turkey is reluctant to increase its sort of incursion space whether it be a buffer zone or not into northern syria in the light of the recent attacks all american forces in be jennifer if we today. absolutely i think it's understood that the russians want a little more leeway in what's going on in ad lib and they want to make sure. that . is is neutralized as the turks promised back in
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september last year and on the other hand i think the turks want to make sure that . idea that pickett kay and whoever else might be operating a northern syria or on the turkish border to be neutralized so i think there's going to be some barter or some sort whereby put it might end up supporting. a security zone a buffer zone of sort of the turkish control and that means turkey will start moving east and west in order to control that buffer zone while it might give up or it might accept whatever russian diktats that is. moving forward so i think this is going to be a process whatever the agreed today it's going to have to ensure that it doesn't repeat the failures of last year and let's remember that the two president met some half dozen times in two thousand eighteen and spoke a dozen and a half times in order to coordinate the various operations and divisions labor but
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certainly we're going to see more of that intensifying moving forward indeed of course so we'll wait for the joint press conference we're hoping for the don't come but you for more analysis moment thank you know it's the second day of the annual meeting of the world economic forum in davos world leaders have been discussing concerns over u.s. china trade war bill economy which is slowing down but leaders including donald trump and trees may adjust the formal diplomatic editor james bays is he joins me now live from davos and james the german chancellor angela merkel is speaking at the moment what she's saying. well you're getting a strong defense of the international system from chancellor merkel i think you've heard things like this from her before but she's again making it clear germany making it clear since world war two of course germany was the aggressor in world
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war two the international system has been on said steady ground because of international cooperation she said she had to call a spade a spade international cooperation was what was keeping the world safe but international cooperation was under threat of asli the trend is towards nationalism and populism around the world a very different view from what we heard twenty four hours ago the trump administration not here but the u.s. secretary of state might pompei out making it clear that individual national leaders could represent their people much better he said than international organizations chancellor merkel a very different message that everyone needs to work together she's also making the point that climate change is one of the key priorities of course the u.s. administration is not present here in doubt moss and countries like germany would say the u.s. administration currently its thinking isn't present on an issue like climate change
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chancellor merkel the latest of the leaders to speak here but we've also heard again veiled criticism of the time when a state station govan japanese prime minister shinzo ave when he spoke earlier on saying that global trade agreements were the only way to work trade wars weren't going to get anyone anywhere again i think the criticism of the trumpet ministration a veiled criticism because he's very careful not to call out his friend donald trump they have a very cordial relationship on a personal basis but obviously worries here about china about china's economy domestically but also about the prospect of a trade war between the u.s. and china going forward and of course the shins our heads to the podium jayne's you know the. the real issue here is issues of leadership the economy conflict the environment human rights things you just touched on in what merkel has said there are many issues that leaders there want to addressing and just maybe for some some
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answers might be forthcoming and some not in what seems to be a fractured world at the moment it is a fractured world. even though she's making the point that the international war or the multilateral order is the order that has kept people safe for more than seventy years since world war two she says there does need to be reform of international institutions and i think that's some sort of concession to the trumpet ministration which is unhappy about the way the u.n. for example works the way the u.n. budget works and how much the u.s. is paying some sort of concessions i think towards the trumpet ministration which maintains its america first policy but i think other leaders still trying to cajole the u.s. president that america first should not be in merit america only dealing with u.s. matters and not engage on the world stage because for seventy years the u.s. has been the leader of the global order for the moment we'll leave it there james of course come back to you through the day thank you now the united nations special
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envoy to yemen has left the country and is on his way to saudi arabia for more talks martin griffiths flew out of sanaa where they retired general who's heading the u.n. mission charged with monitoring the ceasefire griffiths is due in riyadh where he's expected to meet members of the yemeni government. and yemen is facing a severe water crisis with some west amid suggesting the capital could run dry in less than a decade more than half of yemen's population has no access to clean water or such as the story. these children in yemen should be in school but they are here instead of getting water for their families this is what they do every day. eleven year old martyrs used to be in the fourth grade but he was forced to drop out to do this i learned that i am a good though water comes and goes in the morning hours sometimes and i used to be in school so now i come here to get water for my family instead of concentrating on
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my school and i want to continue my education and tired of this work. this water collection point is helping many families in the capital sanaa but there is another problem here the threat of cholera. and all these people here have been infected. cholera is a waterborne disease that is transmitted through contaminated water and food symptoms include acute diarrhea and vomiting if left untreated death can occur within hours as. the outbreak of corn or ice attributed to contaminate to the water unprotected walls outdoor food vendors are another factor we have vice people to use clean sanitized water. clean water is hard to come by since the war began in two thousand and fifty the un says two thirds of the population does not have access to safe drinking water and i believe. we have been using walked out from
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a well for a long time and we were doing fine then all of a sudden i suffered severe diarrhea and vomiting i was later told i had cholera because of dirty water. while this conflict goes on.


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