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for an under of months but the risk at the same time is that this extraordinary international polarization of the issue of impatience of united states and certainly to reckon countries a very rapid. this could enter it more tension within a country and the risk obviously of conflict i've been briscoe latin american caribbean program director at crisis group service thank you. rescue teams are continuing to search for more than three hundred people missing in brazil after a dam holding waste from an iron mine burst it happened on friday in the town of broome of the new in maine s.k. state at least thirty four people have been confirmed dead after more bodies were recovered from the mud brazil's national mining agency has ordered a valet s.a. mining company to suspend operations and the country's environmental agency has already find the company sixty six million dollars the cause of the disaster isn't
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yet known. same i want thank you i don't know if he's dead how is he going to be ok people for god's sake they'll destroy him to marry ana and now it is destroyed the medina is still apples. when i reach the window i hadn't released from the water the mud to the trees only everything going down a huge noise i got my mother started running to get the car we had some relatives here we put the people in the car and then we left and we did leave the mud was all over the place. or has more now for when he knew. this is the main relief center on the outskirts of the town the room again you know the closest town to the burst. of the mine people have come here to get food to get medicine to get relief surprise but also to look for to look for answers to the whereabouts of some of the three hundred or so people who are unaccounted for many of them almost certainly buried
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under tons of sludge and mud much of that contaminated which escaped from that dam which held something like twelve million liters of waste from there the iron ore mine this is not the first time this kind of tragedy is stopped this is for this area the state of minnesota and eyes. of ember of two thousand and fifteen a similar disaster struck near the town of marianna killing nine hundred people three hundred seventy five families were made homeless nobody was held responsible for that nobody was prosecuted many of those families are still not been really housed to people here the environmentalist the families of those who are missing already asking questions about how the mining industry how the brazilian state will react to this crisis will they take responsibility on this occasion at riana shrews econd painter for greenpeace in brazil she says the environmental licensing laws in the country are too relaxed. this time in peru much ino is said consequence of the lessons not learned by the brazilian government and the mining company is
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responsible for the tragedy with some michael denham idea and also controlled by violent so i'm devastated as environmental as president to see that this is happening again and what we've been listening from the new government and even we've had a lot of lobby from finding companies is too quick to be lies to make fast tracking of the very mental licensing which we have worn it many times that would create another tragedy as the one that we have seen in the past and we are seeing at the moment at least sixty eight people are known to have died in floods and landslides in indonesia dozens of communities were inundated as rivers overflowed and burst their banks aerial footage of go away in south solo ways across the extent of the floods triggered by torrential rain since tuesday more than six thousand people were evacuated. coming up on this news hour from london president backs down to end
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the shutdown but u.s. federal employees say their trust in the government has been shattered as israel and iran exchanged fire in syria fears grow that the tension could lead to a wider regional war with global consequences and french club monaco sacked their new coach and bring back the man he replaced just three months ago peter we'll have more in sport. taliban sources say they've reached a draft agreement with the u.s. negotiators to end the seventeen year long war in afghanistan after six days of talks in cata the u.s. envoy is now heading to afghanistan for consultations with the government but he says there are number of issues left to work out and that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed to show her by reports. an apparent breakthrough in negotiations taliban sources say their leaders are paving the way for around
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fourteen thousand american troops in afghanistan to leave within eighteen months it return groups. and i still will not be allowed to use of got it as a base to target u.s. forces that will only actually be implemented if the other items are also agreed and which are for the taliban much more difficult including direct negotiations with the afghan government reaching agreement with the afghan government on 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 on the warning the terms of any agreement bus include approval from the afghan. of a moment so i'm sure ronny will basically be thinking ok my work starts now all
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this follows the appointment of one of the taliban's co-founders as leader of the group's political office based in the qatari capitol 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 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. or would join in the studio by hamid keamy a research associate at the london think tank chatham house is also served as an international advisor at the afghan foreign affairs ministry in kabul sir thank you so much for joining us here on al-jazeera no official announcements yet but based
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on what you've heard and what you know from your own sources what do you make of this is this and you know if we're going to be optimistic is this a step in the right direction i think to the extend that for a long time the taliban have only wanted to speak to the americans and now they are speaking to the americans and seemingly there is some progress made so this is a step in the right direction to the extent that you would say would this immediately lead to any kind of secession of violence in the country that's something to be seen and i would say that the talks are now entering a more critical stage where now the afghan government and the other players that are not within the government of the elite in afghanistan would be coming into this event do you mention a suspicion of violence but it was only what a few days ago that actually we saw a massive attack in afghanistan by the taliban what do you think the balance of power is like now between the taliban and the u.s. well the military people on the ground kind of refer to this as the mutually hurting stalemate in the sense of neither party is winning the war although they
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are inflicting huge casual john each other we have to remember that when the taliban are attacking the not really attacking considerably against the american troops in afghanistan they're really attacking the afghan national defense forces and the return attack on the taliban are also causing a lot of casualties which most of the time we don't really know much about in the media so both parties are hurting every party is tired of war for sure but to the extent that we saw in aid recently that there was a ceasefire i would say that if there is a deal where a cease fire is accepted that it would lead to a substantial reduction in violence on the ground so what do you see is the main sticking points going forward a number of points mainly how is the p.r. going to be done every party in the conflict. i want to show that they have achieved something the united states want to say that we came in here to defeat al qaida now we have this deal with the taliban they're not going to go to their either and join forces so therefore we've won the taliban will have to probably sell this to their fighters or some kind of an achievement and success whereas the
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afghan government the same time will have to say well look you know we came with the you know with this effort of peace that the current president actually has been making quite a big deal of this so every party has been trying to show this as a sign of success will somehow become a sticking point somewhere because somebody is losing here definitely but who is that and how would that translate into the realities on the ground it's even interesting that this you know this meeting is going on between the u.s. and the taliban obviously the afghan government as far as you know sort of isn't wasn't directly involved in these negotiations is elections coming up already delayed now i think. for july how do you see the role of the afghan government and i guess the future afghan president whoever he or she may be after the elections the message that the current elite in afghanistan including the president and those in power are projecting is that somehow the taliban will come into a constitutional arrangement with the afghan government we don't know that yet the
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detail isn't revealed just yet but also everybody who is putting themselves up for the presidency. in july two thousand and nineteen are somehow gearing towards this messaging on peace than and reconciliation of the taliban so there's an appetite to bring them and but yet we don't know how that's going to happen will certainly be following this story very closely here and keamy from chatham house thank you. they use president donald trump is coming in for heavy criticism from his own supporters after retreating on his border wall demands to end the longest government shutdown in american history on day thirty five of the shutdown the senate and house of representatives unanimously passed a temporary deal to fund the government until february fifteenth that was already been signed into law but trump says he could still declare a national emergency to secure the five point seven billion dollars for the war if no agreement is reached in the next three weeks while many federal workers are worried about what will happen in three weeks time gabrielle is on there has been
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talking to the government employees in kansas city. as a federal employee who hasn't been paid for over a month to be the hansen had a lot at stake when donald trump spoke after the president announced the government would reopen for three weeks there was no celebrating angry and disappointed. three weeks of get nothing in long enough to just give us a check to pacify of for a little while to get us to the next step and then once we get back in there if they shut down again we won't be able to leave. so they're building a wall around earth as employees marland wilson and other federal employee also felt the announcement left more uncertainty. it could happen in the time the government might be reopening but across america like here in kansas city where there are nine thousand federal government employees it will take time to get
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things back up and running again outside this federal government office here in this city there are still no cars in the parking lot and the doors remain shut and locked many people worry that after the three week deadline the government could shut down once again that's why at this office of kansas city they are still handing out food to those who need it we've got chicken rice peanut butter we have some things a tire people who are over for a little wow you know maybe two or three weeks you know so i like you are with the president's words we will be right back get it as for defeat ahead soon she is keeping her resumes out for other jobs than three weeks of i'm going to get laid off again then i said probably rethink my career for federal employees may be sued back to work but asking for how long. kansas city
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the u.n. human rights investigator looking into the murder of saudi journalist. has request that access to the saudi consulate in istanbul agnes keller mouth is due to begin a week long visit to turkey on monday the washington post columnist who wrote critically about the saudi crown prince was killed inside the saudi consulate in istanbul in october saudi authorities have not replied to the un's request to visit the crime scene. israeli airstrikes targeting iranian forces in syria are provoking fears of sparking a full scale war israeli attacks earlier this week in the mask dozens of people reported to be a rainy and. their ally has warned that more strikes could. and the experts in iran say the killings are a dangerous escalation between sworn enemies. from tehran. in one of the first military exercises of the year iranian soldiers let loose the
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weapons of war the same. fighting on frontlines 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 israeli strikes on iranian targets 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 our bases are 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 likely
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playing out on lebanese and syrian soil 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 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 itself. his supporters did the math and put a clock in palestine square in downtown to iran 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 war seems unwanted. news well first of all war is not
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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 read in from what i think iran won't go for what around is just defending itself we don't say war will never happen every moment we expect 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 ducks without any deception 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 same bus ride the ultra zero to one. thank you more still ahead this hour including searching for their loved ones the families of protesters protesters
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arrested in sudan who are increasingly worried about what's happened to them the hard won peace agreement in northern ireland comes under threat from dissident republicans and the ongoing wrecks and uncertainty plus in sports peter peter will be here with the story of the dream doubles debut tournament at the australian. hello storms of once again been battering turkey we've had a report of a tornado and then tell you and this is the reason for this circulating low but not all the energy is disappearing from now the rain is easing and so is the picture for sunday will be a little bit of rain still to come for cyprus in the sun and turkey but otherwise things are much quieter all the way back to the alps where the next system is on its way in single figures you'll notice but not particularly cold really so it's
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raining at least at first fellow levels for the whole lot between sunday and monday is pushing down across central europe into austrian hungary and played a lot of wet stone at the time she's there above freezing so it'll be heavy big white flakes it'll be easily slushy quite quickly at the same times or coated dips into the western med another lows developing somewhere around the adriatic to bring loads of rain to this part of the mediterranean so it's one system after another coming in slightly different directions which is temporarily good news if you're in morocco algeria tunisia even the temps in the high teens and the breezes coming up from the interior at the same time what's left as you saw that from david turkey probably give a little bit of rain to northern egypt now runs shoot to the levant unfortunately were as they attempt to start to drop from the wind picks up again for area.
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february on al-jazeera we investigate the toxic legacy of south africa's mining industry and examine exactly what is hiding beneath all of is toxic waste africa's largest democracy heads to the polls join us for live coverage as nigeria votes al-jazeera world showcases the best of the networks documentaries with powerful untold stories from the middle east and north africa as cubans are set to vote on the possible changes to the constitution what impact will be outcome have on the country the world sunny day witness visits ghana and sweden where a community polarized by mining towns questions their heritage february on al-jazeera. in afghanistan billions of dollars of international aid have been donated to girls' education but where has the money gone when east meets girls desperate to learn and asks why is the system failing them on al-jazeera.
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welcome back here's a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera venezuela has rejected an ultimatum by spain germany france and britain that nicolas maduro must fall elections within eight days or they will recognize the opposition leader one point zero as president there were heated exchanges at an emergency session at the u.n. security council. thirty four people have now been confirmed dead in brazil after friday's collapse of a dam holding from an iron ore mine rescue workers are searching for hundreds of people remain missing and taliban sources say they've reached a draft agreement with u.s. special envoys on my head the to end the war in afghanistan he confirmed
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significant progress had been made but said nothing had been finalized. now we're getting reports from the voice news agency that the venezuelan defense at passé to washington has broken with the rose government saying that he now recognizes one why don't you as the interim president there are reports also the guide those actions were closely coordinated with the trump administration and this she had reports the u.s. has a long history of intervention in latin america. and. the u.s. is recognition of an elected opposition leader as president of venezuela even latin american historians are accustomed to washington history of overthrowing governments south of the border this is unprecedented not only in venezuela history but in latin america the only similarity of 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 in cuba was to declare
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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 with the armed. the democratically elected socialist president of chile in the early seventy's president nixon vowed to make chile as a colony scream in order to set the groundwork for a military coup 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
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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 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 three former president nicolas maduro is illegitimate the trump administration's actions against venezuela should come as no surprise
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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 protesters arrested in sudan are growing increasingly concerned about what's happened to them hundreds have been detained during the six weeks of protests against rising prices and president omar al bashir is a thirty year rule and the families of those arrested say their whereabouts are still not know he has more now from khartoum. starts his day in the capital with phone calls and internet searches he's hoping to hear some news about his brother was a man who went missing on the twentieth of january after protests in sudan's second largest city on the 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
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protests said that he was arrested by armed masked men and trying to pick up we haven't seen or heard from him since. six weeks of anti-government protests started on the nineteenth of december over rising food costs the cries for change the calls for president obama to end his thirty 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 answer government protests began in december is not known many remain in detention with no
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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 popular congress party are adding to calls by rights groups for the release of protestors in prison. who are without it 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 or peaceful protesting is in the constitution and it is their right and they shouldn't be arrested before. the ruling national congress party admits the arrest of activists but if he says them of inciting violence and says they will be charged and tried in court. 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
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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 does era. the united nations is warning that me and maher is unsafe for three quarters of a million refugees to return this by government assurances that it is after a fact finding mission to both bangladesh and thailand the u.n. is warning there were a crisis is quickly becoming a regional problem with global consequences that are going to more now from the bangladeshi capital dhaka. these rohingya has experienced the evils of humanity in me and mark yet the lure of home is like a magnet and they long to return as citizens with equal rights the refugees reject any repatriation plan that can't guarantee that.
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if they did recently came here is seek justice. and. the un special rapporteur on human rights in me and maher young he least says can't return home for the foreseeable future and bangladesh must begin planning for hosting them long term around three quarters of a million refugees have streamed over the border since the me and our military crackdown began in august twenty seventh teen u.n. investigators call it a genocide against this predominantly muslim minority the refugee relief and repatriation commissioner says more people are arriving at a rate of about forty thousand a year. the camps in cox's bazaar have become the largest refugee settlement in the world there can just if they sit on an elephant migration route and the jungle is heavily forested the bangladeshi government says they can improve the situation by
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transferring about one hundred thousand road he does to a remote uninhabited island. this is boston shark or floating island the bangladeshi government says refugees would be able to fish and farm and have access to education and health care but lisa says she's concerned about the isolation of the flood prone island and the safety of refugees she says not one should be forced to move there at atlanta. we may die there we came here to save our lives who will not go there to die. refugees say they're still struggling to survive many people are dying here to perk loss' another infectious diseases are spreading were given rations but they are not adequate enough we stay mostly hungry with dim prospects of going home in the near future refugees hope the bangladeshi government will improve camp conditions and their lives will become more tolerable
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natasha going to al-jazeera dhaka a recent bombing in several hijackings in northern ireland's second largest city have raised fears of a new paramilitary threat police are looking at the suspected involvement of this in republican groups the new ira which wants to end british control of the province and as lieve barker reports now from london there are wrecks it may destabilize things even more father michael carey is a catholic priest in northern ireland second city during decades of upheaval community leaders played a vital role in easing tensions many hope violence was a thing of the past but after saturday's car bombing some fear it could be a sign of things to come it was most horrible time a horrendous time and they were absolutely better nurse. and or people families pitted against families because some people supported the struggle other people
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opposed the struggle so families were torn apart as a personal view that while there is a british presence in ireland i think there were 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
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remain british twenty years ago opposing sides signed the good friday agreement bringing an end to the fighting but this isn't where the story ends some rejected the peace deal and in the past twenty years distant republican groups of periodic lee resurfaced in an attempt to reignite violence which is what police suspect may have happened here outside dairies courthouse these are not new and aims but they do have a new political context. northern ireland's devolved power sharing government collapsed two years ago leaving a political vacuum in the province and breaks it happened opening up a fierce debate over the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland to the member the good friday agreement guaranteed an open border ending military checkpoints and customs posts a no deal breaks it could mean the return of hard infrastructure the new ira views any border as a target should frame was once the political wing of the provisional ira they
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signed up for the good friday peace deal renounce violence and are now at the center of northern irish politics we believe that the road map and a great ireland a story they express wishes of the people of ireland and the democratic nature the bombings being condemned across northern ireland's entire political spectrum peace here was hard won but it remains fragile leave barca al-jazeera terry yellow vest protesters are continuing to demonstrate on the streets of paris and a gathering dubbed the yellow night hundreds of protesters have assembled in paris is plastered the happened leak it's the eleventh consecutive saturday of protests against french president a man who in the crowd earlier marches in the french capital erupted into a confrontation between demonstrators and police. thousands of people have marched in the serbian capital for an eighth week to protest against president alexander government demonstrators.


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