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this is a major large country with a significant military if it military stays. supports mature oh it could be in a horrible bloody battle so i do not believe that military action is the right way to go i believe the coordinated international sanctions. with negotiations with madeira and his cronies to figure out some way of giving them amnesty or giving them some sort of an exit but are isn't going to go thanks. part of what's contributed to the humanitarian and economic crisis that's going on right now in venezuela that's. no no that's the that's the venezuelan line and all this in a minute it's absolutely absurd to even claim that american sanctions just came into play a couple of years ago people were starving in venezuela before that there was a lack of the most basic medicines before that it had one of the worst homicide rates in the world it already had the world's worst inflation rate before the american sanctions went into the americas i said may have made things
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a little bit more difficult but the catastrophe in that as well is completely self-made i mean you have to remember when it comes to power in one thousand nine hundred ninety the venezuelan oil industry produced more than three bill three million barrels a day of oil it is barely producing a third of that now and that is because of complete and utter mismanagement the inability to keep they fire people who they thought might not be allies child as they have not spent the money to keep up the infrastructure this is been a self-inflicted wound by the venezuelan government resumed their hands then the right answer is a regime change the right answer and even just going back to the u.n. security council for a moment what the russians said they're in fact they're accusing the u.s. the russian ambassador for engineering what he called the coup d'etat in venezuela you know it remember that again this is the russians what the russians are saying and a couple of socialist allies have been as well are saying remember that the organization of american states recently declared euro illegitimate because of the fraud that he's committed in the last two elections he were a few. is to allow
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a referendum i recall referendum a couple of years ago despite the fact that the that the opposition followed the rules and got millions of signatures you have to understand this is a country that is subjugated by a government that has a monopoly on power it is not allowing for democracy it's a place regime change should take place but only in a democratic way what the europeans are calling for now elections you know fair transparent elections i don't know if that's a possibility of it as well but that is what everybody wants because without a transition into some sort of democratic government that is not associated with these see those who are in charge of the government because the corruption is of astonishing levels if there is no transition there will never be foreign investment in venezuela and the kind of the economic catastrophe is going to continue and remember one one last illness venezuela cannot survive given its external obligations and everything else without oil being at over two hundred dollars
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a barrel that's the economic mess that they've gotten themselves into so when people blame us sanctions or the price of oil you have to remember all the other opec countries haven't suffered nearly as much as men as well and this is a you know what we've rank you apologies and right at a time that we thank you very much for speaking to us on al-jazeera once again now rescue workers in brazil are digging through mud and debris hoping to find more than three hundred people missing after a dam at a mine collapse that happened on friday in the town of bremen denio that's in the southeastern state of maine as their eyes authorities say ten bodies have been recovered so far brazil's national mining agency has ordered the mining company to suspend its operations daniel swine flu or as a joining us what can you tell us about the search and rescue operation and the hopes of finding more survivors daniel. well i met the sports complex on the outskirts of the nearest town to that disaster
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whether the down burst its banks this is where many of the evacuated found have been born been brought we have helicopters flying over we have ambulances fire brigade first aid food being delivered here blankets and medicines we've heard that the eleven people have been confirmed dead so far many have been rescued also forty or so people been taken to hospital but nearly three hundred people are still unaccounted for many of those workers at the mine owned by the valley mining company it was the company themselves gave a list of names these were people who were eating their lunch when the down burst its banks at the administrative center near to the mine they are still being searched for we've heard a story of a bus being discovered with all the passengers on board that that's still being confirmed we don't know about numbers yet but it's very very likely that under these the deep amounts of margin sludge that escaped the dam there will be many more casualties to calm the conditions not difficult it's been raining here the
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rain is baited for a little while but there's big grey clouds hanging over us now that will certainly make the rescue operation much much more difficult we've had members of the cabinet here today they've been coordinating the operation from here president job also nado overflew the area so there is a rescue operation underway but still very confused situation we don't quite know what's happened or how many casualties there are as of yet but the numbers we've heard so far likely to increase is the government and the company they're likely to have to answer questions daniel about how this could have to have happened again considering there was a similar disaster just a couple of years ago. well the environmental agency has already issued a fine word of a fine against the mining company valley but what happened there in november two thousand and fifteen looked at a great distance away from here near the town of mariana another burst its banks this was a mine part owned by the same company nobody has been accountable for that crime
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nineteen dead thousand and seventy five families most of them still without housing being being replaced or living in shelters so the words words have been spoken environmental agencies were talking about inadequate safety measures at the same time president during his campaign said that many of these safety measures these environmental measures imposed on mining companies were too onerous they were preventing companies from making profits so be interesting to hear what he has to say about that in the light of this disaster he's not spoken directly to that issue has talked about what a tragedy this is been the c.e.o. of the company also saying that he's very saddened by what's happened but very little in the way of people accepting responsibility for what has happened or any word on what might happen to prevent future such disasters all right dana thank you . plenty more ahead on the al-jazeera news hour including searching for his brother
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we talk to people in sudan his family members have been detained. a policy change in beijing has helped create a plastic waste problem around the world and friends. terry henry is coaching bring back the man he replaced just three months ago peter will have the details and sports. but first to a developing story on the murder of saudi journalist. the u.n. human rights investigator looking into the killing has sought access to the crime scene and the saudi embassy in turkey where he was killed agnes calmar has also asked to visit the kingdom but hasn't had a reply from saudi authorities who is the un special rapporteur on executions is set to arrive in turkey on monday and she says the inquiry is a crucial step towards formal accountability for the murder. taliban sources have
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told al jazeera that u.s. negotiators have finalized the details of a draft peace agreement to end the seventeen year long war in afghanistan the u.s. envoy is heading to afghanistan for further consultations with the government after six days of talks in qatar but he says there are a number of fishes left to work out and that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed has a mad about a reports. an apparent breakthrough in negotiations taliban sources say their leaders are paving the way for around fourteen thousand american troops in afghanistan to leave within eighteen months if we turn good. and i still will not be allowed to use afghanistan as a base to target u.s. forces that will only actually be implemented if the other items are also agreed which are for the taliban much more difficult including direct negotiations with
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the afghan government reaching agreement with the afghan government and moving into some kind of interim or transitional ministration but after repeated and failed attempts to the seventeen year old afghan war the peace process has a long way to go afghanistan's president has voiced his skepticism a soft money warning the terms of any agreement bus include approval from the afghan government so i surely will basically be thinking ok my work starts now all this follows the appointment of one of the taliban's co-founders as leader of the group's political office based in the qatari capital hill honey brother who was jailed for eight years in pakistan has a history of supporting peace talks. the pakistani government which has been accused of providing a safe haven for taliban fighters also had
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a seat at the negotiating table in qatar. the draft agreement is reportedly conditional an opportunity perhaps to test the waters and see if it eventually can and the longest running u.s. war has a lot easier. israeli airstrikes targeting iranian forces in syria. a full scale war israeli attacks earlier this week. people reported to be iranian and syrian government experts say the killings are a dangerous escalation. in one of the first military exercises of the year. the weapons of war the same. front lines far from home and experts worry israel might be hostility between the two countries is no secret since the early days of the syrian war eight years ago israeli forces have targeted iranian allies of the government. but continuing
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israeli strikes. in syria means what started out as a sidebar to the war runs the risk of becoming a parallel conflict. we have been fighting israel in different ways to forty years now there is a direct contact because close to their borders we are monitoring their activities and we are capable of retaliation so far we have not decided to enter a direct war with israel because we believe the syrian government should make this decision they haven't yet but it may happen and if it does we should expect a direct and very wide war on the ground. with no immediate borders between them open conflict with israel would probably look like proxy battles of the past like. experts say strikes on each other cities is also a possibility but the most dangerous escalation would come from the involvement of israel. and iran staunchest enemy the united states if that were to happen many
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experts warn the conflict could become global there is perhaps no clearer sign of the distrust between iran and israel than this monument to their mutual animosity in a speech a few years ago iran's supreme leader. predicted the end of israel giving the country twenty five years until it destroyed it. his supporters did the math and put a clock in palestine square in downtown tehran for those who take the word of the supreme leader as literal and divine this countdown clock is more than just a publicity stunt for many iranians it is a real time countdown to the end of israel as we know it. but iranians still bear the scars of the eight year war with neighboring iraq in the one nine hundred eighty s. and even with israel a rush to who're seems unwanted. news well first of all war is not a good thing because all countries involved take a loss and if there is a war we won't stop it but we will fight until our last drop of blood to defend our country and even we read in from out of iran won't go for what
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a run is just defending itself we don't say war will never happen every moment weak speak to it but we will defend ourselves and we will surely when. better to avoid war as much as possible is better things can be solved by talks but docs without any exception think about it. while low level skirmishes with israel inside syria may worsen in iran there still seems to be as much talk of peace as there is for war despite open hostility towards israel for now most people don't appear to want another large scale conflict. to her on nigeria's main opposition party has halted election campaigning for three days and protests that president mohamed suspending the chief justice walter oregon's accuse of failing to declare assets the opposition people's democratic party says the allegations are politically motivated the chief justice would likely rule on any disputed results
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in next month's general election if he is reinstated. relatives of protesters arrested in sudan are growing increasingly concerned hundreds have been detained in six weeks of anger against raising prices and president bashir thirty year rule families of those arrested say their whereabouts remain unknown morgan has more from khartoum. starts his day in the capital with phone calls and internet searches he's hoping to hear some news about his brother muslim men who went missing on the twentieth of january after protests in sudan second largest city home to a man. we don't know where he is we checked hospitals but he wasn't among those injured those who were with him during the protests said that he was arrested by armed masked men and trying to pick up we haven't seen or heard from him since. thank you. six weeks of anti-government
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protests started on the nineteenth of december over rising food costs the cries were changed to calls for president obama to be sure to end his fifty year rule. is refusing to hand over power security forces have been criticized for firing bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters. the government says twenty nine have been killed since protests began rights groups say at least fifty have died widespread arrests have also been reported with activists and opposition figures targeted sometimes in their homes. there's growing concerns for their safety the government's long been criticized for torturing dissidents and activists sometimes resulting in death the number of activists who have been arrested since anti-government protests began in december is not known many remain in detention with no access to their families or their lawyers with reports of torture from those who have been released many families say they're concerned about the safety and health of their relatives and that they want to know who is holding them and where political parties including members of the ruling coalition such as the
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popular congress party are adding to calls by rights groups for the release of protesters imprisoned. we want the government to let us know who is killing the protesters who's arresting them and where they are being held they should be released or charged if they committed a crime a peaceful protesting is in the constitution and it is their right. and they shouldn't be arrested before you know who is on the mall and the ruling national congress party it makes the rest of activists but if he says that of inciting violence and says the ruby charged and tried in court atop the firth home. yes there are people who have been arrested they were calling for protests without getting legal permits they were trying to stabilize the situation and they will be charged but that those who are arrested are in touch with their lawyers because it's in the right we make sure they're in good health and. has and doesn't mind if his brother appears in court as long as he turns up alive and well he will morgan al-jazeera. still ahead on the al-jazeera news hour car bombing on security scares
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there are questions over who might be behind an escalation of violence and northern ireland in sport peter will be here with the story of a dream doubles the view tournament at the australian open. hello there we've got another batch of rain that's developing over parts of the middle east we take a look at the chance for sunday you can see the cloud here region eight save saudi arabia really gives us some heavy downpours there on the coast of the red sea and then that works its way northward save-a parts of iraq giving some of us some or all the heavy rain here this istomin edges its way eastward still giving a lot of wet weather and fair amount of snow in the north as well following that we are going to see a few showers just along the eastern coastline of the mediterranean but here i
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don't think they'll be too heavy so just one or two outbreaks of rain to see rather than any flooding to deal with that area of rain though is edging its way down the arabian peninsula as well so we're likely to see eventually here in doha for the time being on sunday just lots of cloud over policy saudi arabia with that heavy rain that i mentioned before in the northwest that in six it's way southward so more of a saying that wet weather. adding force in medina in doha you may notice the clouds increase as we head through the day on monday and then by cheese day we could well see a few showers down towards the southern parts of africa and for many of us head it is quite a few showers around particularly out of this kev of cloud hid that stretches away across parts of madagascar more outbreaks of rain in like a hair as we head through the day on sunday but cape town should be dry and warm at twenty six. rewind returns a can bring your people back to life i'm sorry with brand new updates on the best
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hello again the top stories on the al-jazeera news hour venezuela has accused the united states of meddling in its affairs during a highly charged meeting of the u.n. security council and u.s. secretary of state my campaign urged countries to back down as well as opposition leader won by joe who is the clear himself into an president rescue workers in southeast brazil are digging through mud and debris hoping to find more than three hundred people missing after a dam at a mine collapsed off already say ten bodies have been recovered so far taliban and u.s. negotiators have finalized the details of a draft agreement to end the seventeen year long afghan war that's according to taliban sources the u.s. envoy zalmay khalilzad is heading to travel to brief the afghan president but he
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says major sticking points remain. returning to the crisis in venezuela and a quick reminder of who in the international community is supporting president nicolas maduro and who is against him so russia says any moves to remove him from power are in the go while turkey is calling him a brother china is also standing behind him mexico with a newly elected leftist president is recognizing maduro as president for now allies bolivia and cuba say they remain committed to him canada has joined the united states in calling for missouri to resign while in latin america the recent rise of the right has eroded support from a dealer in brazil argentina chile and colombia among others the united kingdom spain germany and france say if madeira doesn't call the elections within eight days they'll recognize quite so as interim leader now there are reports the one by those actions were closely coordinated with the trumpet ministration the u.s.
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has a long history of intervention in latin america with washington accused of attempting to ensure other governments don't challenge its power she have written see reports . u.s. is recognition of an opposition leader as president of venezuela even latin american historians accustomed to washington's lone history of overthrowing governments south of the border this is unprecedented not only in venezuelan history but in latin america the only similarity is this story and then i can recall was with the bay of pigs in which part of the u.s. plan in landing troops in have that in cuba was to declare a government in exile and then that government in exile up in arms would request u.s. military assistance and the u.s. with and land troops could also be drawn with the u.s. as support for the ousting of saddam who i am to the democratically elected socialist president of chile in the early seventy's president nixon vowed to make
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truly is a cold to me scream it would have to set the groundwork for a military coup. who the us encouraged the chilean business community to destabilize the country through the hoarding of food and through strikes meanwhile it slashed foreign aid and poured millions into the opposition the economy was soon in ruins. when donald trump came into office he intensified sanctions already imposed by the obama administration preventing caracas from restructuring its debts importing food and medicine and stopping u.s. based venezuelan petrol companies citgo from repatriating its profits the venezuelan economy was already in terrible due to falling oil prices and mismanagement of the currency now it was devastated the government is fully aware that it needs to carry out some significant structural reforms to the economy and without international lines of credit and the ability to build up foreign reserves just as any normal country usually can do in these conditions it's really
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impossible for the venezuelan government government to do this. the u.s. is also alone funded venezuela's opposition through the national endowment for democracy and usa id what unifies the us is opposition to the venezuelan government the overthrow of our end in chile and the bay of pigs is washington's determination to prevent any threats to u.s. corporate interests in the region as governments reassert authority over their economies and redistribute wealth when the obama administration supported the coups against the democratically elected leaders of on your wrists and paraguayan the same dynamics were in play through former president nicolas maduro is illegitimate the trumpet ministrations actions against venezuela should come as no surprise them but the overt manner in which it is doing so would appear to be an emphatic message as decades of leftist rule in the region recede washington is back she had her town see al-jazeera. well facebook's announced plans to integrate three of the world's
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biggest messaging applications whatsapp instagram and facebook messenger the company's working to get the three applications talking to each other while remaining separate services the plan is in its early stages and could be completed by the end of this year or early two thousand and twenty it's reported to be a pet project of chief executive mark zuckerberg of facebook bought the photo sharing app instagram and twenty twelve billion dollars it picks up whatsapp two years later for a whopping sixteen billion in cash and stocks all three services are popular with an estimated two point six billion users between them but you have to be in the same application to connects so this merger project will change that but it's happening is facebook is a ready underpressure about users' privacy it's already faced repeated investigations over the way it's handled and safeguarded. and as a coder and developer who's created an online privacy tool he's joining us live from cork in ireland via skype thanks for speaking to us on al-jazeera so what does
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this mean for some users here who might be thinking hang on a second i don't want my information shared right across these three applications. well if they're using the three applications their information is being farmed by facebook and being used by facebook anyway remember that facebook owns the services so when they first bought them of course in order to avoid antitrust issues they said oh we're going to keep them separate oh your whatsapp data will be completely separate sue facebook in fact will never will never share data between what's up and facebook and of course after a while they said oh yeah we're going to start sharing data meditate between them and now we're seeing that they're going to you know bring them closer together but of course this was going to happen this is facebook's business model this is how they make money by gathering data on you by analyzing it to profile you and then using this intimate insight to manipulate your behavior for profit that's how they
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make their billions are you surprised by this announcement though considering what you're saying that mark zuckerberg himself at the time he promised that what's happened instagram they promised them plenty of autonomy from facebook and now this is supposedly being rolled out but we have a term for this it's called slowly boiling frogs so if you take a frog and you put a frog into a saucepan full of oil in water it'll just jump out right but if you put a frog in to room temperature water and then slowly raise the heat you'll be able to boil the frog because it won't know it's being boiled and we have to stop being surprised when surveillance capitalists like facebook act like surveillance capitalists they are actually farms for human beings they farm us for our data that's their job that's how they make money so let's not be surprised when they act exactly as their business model demands what sort of privacy and security issues should be raised here. well i mean again facebook
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incorporated by its very existence exists to erode our privacy so nothing that they do protects our privacy they make money by eroding our privacy so there's really no fix for this as long as we have facebook and instagram and they have this business model what we can do is we can fund ethical alternatives to these businesses silicon valley is not going to fund them it's not going to come out of venture capital because they fund facebook and google and they're very lucrative you know this this business model is very fine actually lucrative but we can fund it from the commons so why don't we use money from the commons to create ethical technologies that belongs to the commons we need to start thinking differently in europe especially. and outside of the us outside of silicon valley if we're going to solve this problem we can't solve it within a the bounds of the same system that created the problem itself rights are about
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how we thank you very much for speaking to us on al-jazeera thank you now it's australia's national day but some there are calling it invasion day and say the public holiday said be abolished sorry hire us explains. thousands of people including indigenous australians are demanding national day be moved to a different date australia day on january twenty sixth anniversary of the british first fleet arriving on the east coast in seventeen eighty eight but many are denouncing the event as invasion day when colonists began massacring and marginalizing the country's first inhabitants now successive australian governments have refused to change the date having a celebration of the strike that doesn't include the first nation people because. i think this is an abomination it's not a celebration today it's more about it's a more of a mourning for our ancestors that got slaughtered prime minister scott morrison acknowledged the divisions jaring a flag raising ceremony in the capital canberra we can be so proud of our national
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story sure it's not perfect but now the country is the story of a strong leader is not a story the land mass it is the story of a living breathing. but his words haven't a peace demonstrations calling it a day of mourning in social media posts show marches like this one were also held in other cities such as brisbane and hobart's and in victoria protesters accuse police of converse kates in their microphones they say to silence them online though some people have been going back to the archives and posting photos just like this one here this was by joe and he also it might be eighty one years ago but what's really changed also says he we owe it to the courageous leaders to never give up the fight for justice and the founder of australia's largest nonprofit organizations for a few days tweeted that it starts voted to no longer recognise australia day on january twenty sixth no justice for a free g.'s without it for indigenous people too he says and they will take
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a public holiday jury consideration week instead on the flipside of that people have been celebrating australia day also share their thoughts in fact this post in his crate he tweeted we complain about. so much in a country that allows us to be free healthy and alive embrace that feel privileged and then i want to share this one here with you because this post and tweeted a photo of their aunts and uncles have been marriage to sixty eight she is in china married paula an indigenous australian and this person says they face racism and discrimination but they face it together well we'd like to hear from you too you can always tweet a.j. in english and my to handle is. india's celebrating republic day the anniversary of its constitution being adopted in one nine hundred fifty a military parade has been held in the capital new delhi with south african president cyril ramaphosa the guest of honor for the north there is heavy security in indian administered kashmir where a separatist leader has called for
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a day of demonstrations a recent bombing in several hijackings in northern ireland second largest city have raised fears of a new paramilitary threat police are looking at the suspected involvement off a dissident republican group the new ira which wants to end british control of the province and is new border reports from london derry bricks it may destabilize things even more for the michael county is a catholic priest in northern ireland second city during decades of upheaval community leaders played a vital role in easing tensions maybe hope violence was a thing of the past but after sunday's car bombing some fear it could be a sign of things to come it was a horrible time a horrendous time under which up little bitterness. under people families pitted against families because some people supported the struggle other people opposed the struggle so families were torn apart as a personal view that while there is
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a british presence in ireland i think there will always be people who will. resist that and people will try to have the british out of ireland i force the bomb was crude and highly unstable a delivery vehicle was hijacked and left outside london dairies courthouse this is the moment it went off there was no loss of life and little damage but the bombs reopened old wounds two more days of security alerts followed including two further hijackings of vehicles by masked men five people were arrested and later released no groups claimed responsibility but police suspect a hard line republican group the new are a. very sore some of the worst fighting during thirty years of sectarian violence it was a conflict between nationalists mostly catholics who favor a united ireland or unionists mainly protestants who want northern ireland to remain british twenty years ago.

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