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drawing forces from syria well they are going to try to start a new war now in latin america venezuela we're not going to give them that satisfaction peace stability and understanding will prevail in venezuela in spite of all the efforts of the countries present here who are trying to trigger a war the us secretary of state was not there to listen holding a brief news conference before walking away and leaving the council still in session behind mike hanna al-jazeera united nations. millions of others wayland's of the economic pain and political turmoil finding refuge in neighboring countries latin america editor lucien newman reports now from kuta on colombia's border with venezuela on whether considering returning home. they'd come from all over this way across the border into google dot columbia some months ago others just yesterday and they're hungry. so when they get the signal they line up
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for the only plate of food most will eat today. the old and the ill go first then the rest each getting a rosary as they enter this castle a church parish for lunch. today it's rice with chicken and many are many have no mobile phones or access to television but they've heard the news about what is happening back home like butter but i feel good. that i learned i have faith that the situation really improve with a new president we can have hope again seven israel will be the country it was before when we could work and feed our children. but these two brothers who arrived two weeks ago with just what they could carry don't expect anything to change despite unprecedented u.s. led efforts to force president nico last month out. hamas hamas people are on optimal never be able to throw out a government but to the teeth and protected by the military if we had weapons if we were the terrorists the moderate says he wouldn't be in the power still on this one
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as whalen's lined up for a plate of food across the border inside as another towns and cities inside venezuela people are holding open air meetings to discuss the self-proclaimed president's offer of amnesty to members of the military turn against the president . the idea is to take away his main source of support by promising officers who have commanded troops but they will not suffer reprisals under a new government. that was. the first to publicly accept the offer was in israel's military attache in washington who announced he was recognizing a lot as president not the media but here for that comrade officers captains colonels with troops under their command don't forget that we cannot and should not attack our people we owe ourselves to them. whether others will swallow is uncertain as more and more of in israel and arriving at some too late the
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soup kitchen is closed and won't open until monday so they might have to go hungry for another thirty eight hours you see in human. columbia. now funerals being held for eight year old boy who cross the border from mexico to the u.s. as part of a caravan of migrants and asylum seekers. gomez along from guatemala died in u.s. custody and he was the second child to die while being held by american authorities last month there was fell or been tamed with his father. for more here on the al-jazeera news hour including the u.s. of the taliban make what's described as significant progress the latest round of talks and we look at why bread is the main symbol of the mass protests against iran's longtime president. and in sports the number two takes on number one world hunger ladies from the australian open final between rafael nadal and novak
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djokovic. the hope is turning to anguish in brazil over the increasing likelihood that hundreds of people are missing after a dam collapse won't be found alive so far thirty four bodies have been pulled from the body disaster zone after the dam next to a mine caved in on friday. has more than the town of a better way to know. the heavy rain only makes an already fraught rescue operation much worse many have been saved her being cared for at this center relieved distraught concerned about their missing loved ones. the feeling is that you're going to die that is the end of everything and you don't know which way to run. for president visited the disaster area but didn't stay long his ministers are overseeing the rescue and relief efforts so that soon all the mud is being
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monitored by local and national institutions at this moment the heavy part is moving more slowly we have several monitoring points along the river and we are tracking its movement and investigation is underway into how the dam burst releasing millions of liters of waste from the our normal mine the owners vale expressed their sorrow they've already been fined sixty six million dollars but they were also part owners of a mine were a little over three years ago a similar downburst one thousand people were killed damage to the environment was immense we still don't know the scale of this tragedy on either the human or the environmental level what is know is that lessons were not learned from the last november two thousand and fifteen nobody was prosecuted nobody took responsibility many already asking whether they'll be ignored again there is this there it's disheartening it's sad what carelessness where are the authorities spare the petitions how long are people going to die for things like this how long we'll be
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crying for our loved ones. were sent to the morgue in search of a missing husband banjul he wasn't there but he doesn't know where he is she may never know and will join others wondering how another down they were told was safe this cause such death and destruction that. berman guignol was ill. now america's top diplomat has described the latest round of talks between the u.s. and the afghan taliban as encouraging might prompt says his government is serious about pursuing peace in afghanistan and bringing u.s. forces home but there's still a lot of work left to do holder 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 it return groups such as and i still will not be allowed to use afghanistan as
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a base to target u.s. forces that will only actually be implemented if the other items are also agree 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 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 had a brother who was jailed for eight years in pakistan has
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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 and the longest running u.s. war but are a lot easier. now uncertainty is growing between turkey and the u.s. over a proposed say so in northern syria turkish president resit their birth one says he'll go it alone if he doesn't get logistical support from the trumpet ministration which is removing its troops from a bunch of it has more on the political situation from near the turkey syria border a lot's being said about the so-called safe zone between turkey and syria if and when u.s. forces start to leave this area durkee wants everywhere east of the euphrates river
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to be clear of not just eisel but kurdish fighters as well the proposed thirty two kilometers would reach the edge of the contestant city of my big inside syria is the last go to stronghold on the western side of the river or to stream it to didn't meet thirty kilometers is something i think everyone can discuss positively we can even extend more if the u.s. coalition gives us economic and logistics support we can make the safe zone real right across. in two thousand and fifteen this was a flashpoint in the fight against eisel this is the first major town that we come across as you move east along the border the proposal also includes the towns of the lobby and russell lane commissioner will be the biggest border city or the nearly half a million people some parts are also under the control of syrian government forces turkey would like to administer control of the sabin all the way to maliki here on the iraqi border. he's going to be talking to turkey about assuring turkey that
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they'll have a buffer zone that they need given their concerns about the why of p.g. kurds but the last thing in the world we want is a war between turkey and the kurds and a lot still remains to be settled between turkey the united states and russia. well in kabul i'm is director of policy analysis at the arab center for research and policy studies joins me here studio nice to have you back here mo when trump honored one talk of a terror free zone they're not really talking from the same page in terms of the book that they both want to sort of read from they have their own specific enemies in the region so what one does how this sort of terror of freeze is going to work but i think you're absolutely right from actually is trying to establish something like a buffer zone between turkey and. the cordis fighters who actually supported the united states in the war against isis who actually did most of the fighting against
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isis so the americans don't want to be seen as abandoning their allies on the ground in syria and this is why the us trying to establish the sort of buffer zone between turkey and the kurds on the other hand the americans would would would want very much we're talking here about president prompt to be more precise he would want very much to withdraw from syria because he has other concerns turkey is actually trying to seize on this opportunity that american says americans are leaving to go in and air attack the could these fighters so they have completely different agendas in the eastern part of syria when the turks actually are talking about a free zone of thought are. talking about the turks are talking about the white b.g. about the kurds so i don't know how they are going to reconcile the other in fact these different agendas in turkey go it alone because they've been saber rattling about going. making sort of presence much deeper into northern syria for quite some
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time is this saber rattling or can they feasibly do it without political agreement is going to be very difficult for them because they need actually to agree first of all with the americans that americans in my opinion they are not going to pull out and they have the sort of agreement that they got. t. the safety of the allies the kurds in this case in on the ground in syria the turks actually need all saw to agree with the russians on the depth of this zone they are talking about and we have been hearing in recent. weeks that the syrian government the syrian regime the russians they are talking about. activating the other agreement of nine hundred ninety the agreement of nine hundred ninety eight was reached between syria and turkey and would allow actually took a key to infiltrate for a specific dip inside syrian territory in order to attack the
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fighters so are we talking here about the freeze or are we talking about the other night agreement are we talking about the negative between the americans and the turks to guarantee the safety of the kurdish fighters so we have different different ideas here and it's clarification that's required the one moving part in all of this is the kurds and how their relationship with the u.s. and now actually in directly with damascus absolute is vital because they'd be looking to damascus for a bit more help absolutely the kurds actually believe that the americans might just be abandoning them leaving syria without having the sort of agreement that god wanted their safety and security after fighting isis and in fact they started looking for other. backers such as russia such as iran such as the syrian regime the are actually benefiting anybody there but not totally because
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they believe that there is there are enemy and they want actually to fight back against actually invade the north in the northeast part of syria and so i think yes they are reaching out to the regime and they are reaching out to the iranians they are reaching out to the russians seeking a new. supporters a new backers after the american has decided actually to leave the region but we. are going to work for them with these different parties having these different agendas and different different ideas about what's going to happen in the days of the will of the americans for the most sort of a wait and see scenario is a moment at the moment thanks very much walt harvey thank you. the un human rights investigator into the murder of jamal shah she wants access to the crime scene at the saudi consular office in stamboul agnes has also asked for to visit the kingdom but hasn't yet received a reply the un special rapporteur on executions is chu in turkey on monday she says the inquiry is a crucial step forward for formal accountability for the killing of the critic of
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the saudi crown prince. shannon is executive director of the arab center in washington d.c. he says is going pressure on the united nations to pursue its own investigation into the shushing murder there has been a lot of international pressure directed particularly office of the secretary general of the un to initiate some response if you will some initiate some investigation on behalf of the international community with regards to the murders so recently the secretary general has appointed a group of three representatives to kind of represent him and the united nations are showing this inventive investigation the group is headed by agnes calamari as you just stated in addition to helena kennedy a member of parliament and wanted to know if the portuguese investigator
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and saw these people have requested if you will that group has requested access to the saudi consulate the site of the scene of the crime and stumbled so that they can begin their investigation in addition to a visit to the kingdom of saudi arabia to be briefed about the investigation in terms of the saudi investigation in this regard and they have been turned down. kenna desire to china has been fired after his comments about the chinese technology giant way john mccallum's of the it would be great for canada if the u.s. dropped its extradition request for highway executive main one joe she was arrested in vancouver last month accused of evading american sanctions on iran canada's prime minister just interested in give any reason for why he sacked the ambassador
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. we'll have the weather with steph but still ahead here on al-jazeera mixmaster it's facebook plans big changes for three popular platforms the critics warn of privacy still isn't guaranteed. the pursuit with the potential to become even more popular as south korea's relationship with the north starts to fall. it's just a city keep up hope stories street with it on the back with the story it's. from the beyond lights of asia. to the city seems. hello there we're expecting some more rather active weather across parts of the middle east as we head through the next few days to say over the last day or so though it's been parts of turkey where we've had the worst of the weather there you
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can see some tiles blown off the roofs there's also been a lot of damage and a fair amount of damage to some of the farms as well this greenhouses definitely seen better days and all of this was due to a tornado in and tell me you can see the damage that it's caused there we saw around by that so we did see quite a few of them you can see that system there gradually edging its way eastwards it's still giving showers as it does so but that's no longer going to be the main feature of the weather as we head through the next few days instead you can see the huge blanket of cloud here working up through parts of iraq and into iran that's already giving us some wet weather and a lot of thunder and lightning as well over parts of saudi arabia and it's going to continue to sweep its way eastwards as we head through the next couple of days now as it does so over the mountains we're going to see some of the heaviest rains and snow from this system in fact we could see over a meter of snow in some places north of heavy rain as well and that does tail back through parts of saudi as it sinks its way further south with so it breaks up
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designed to inform motivate and inspire and in. the world is watching on al-jazeera. you're watching news hour with me never mind of our top stories two bomb explosions in a catholic cathedral in the southern philippines have killed at least twenty five people and injured many more there's been no claim of responsibility for the sunday mass attacks on the predominant theme of on the holiday. also rescuers in southern brazil have so far recovered thirty four bodies and. one hundred still missing
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after next to a mine collapsed state prosecutors have frozen the assets belonging to the mining company that ordered them to pay damages. and as well as president nicolas maduro is denouncing i want to make him buy some countries to hold new elections within the next week as a plot to topple him in a heated debate at the u.n. security council the u.s. backed opposition leader. has declared himself the interim president. the u.s. has a history of interfering in latin american politics giving it a reputation among some sacrificed stability for its own interests she looks at whether this time is different i am i the us is recognition of an unelected opposition leader as president of venezuela shock even latin american historians accustomed to washington's long history of overthrowing governments south of the border this is unprecedented not only in venezuelan
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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 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. would then land troops parados could also be drawn with the u.s. as support for the ousting of salvador allende the democratically elected social. 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
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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 impossible for the venezuelan government government to do 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
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against the democratically elected leaders of on your wrists and paraguayan the same dynamics were in play three former president is illegitimate the trump administration's actions against venezuela should come as no surprise them but the overt manner in which it is doing sir 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. russian tanks and troops of commemorated the seventy fifth anniversary of the ending of the leningrad sea eight hundred thousand lives were lost during the second world war battle with hitler's troops the kremlin says the occasion is important for all russians to remember roy challenged sizzles a father that's for us from st petersburg and of course for our viewers who don't really know to tell us about that siege of leningrad and what made it such of sort of terrible episode during the second world war.
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well from september nineteenth forty one through till late january nine hundred forty four the former russian capital. it was then named as leningrad was basically cut off from the rest of the country by nazi forces aided by finnish forces coming from the north and those nearly nine hundred days were an absolutely brutal time for the civilians inside this metropolis starvation was rampant there was shelling there where air attacks the level of suffering is incomprehensible and to be start talking to people who are actually involved and we talked to an amazing woman yesterday who you'll hear from in the report that i'm putting together for later on sunday ninety seven years old she was in college when the siege began her family had to resort to eating soup made from furniture glue because they were so hungry she survived her mother survived and her
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sister survived but her dad didn't and four other members of her wider family didn't either it's sad when you hear stories like that you can really put this kind of brutal episode into perspective but of course it really gives you say time for the russian nation to remember what happened seventy five odd years ago that gives the government. chance really to show off its military might at the same time. yeah there are different ways the st petersburg is remembering this part of its history there are memorials that have been taking place the war cemetery where one hundred eighty six mass graves holds probably about half a million people we were there yesterday to see what was going on there were also things like the lighting of candles putting out the numerals nine hundred
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down on the ice of the of the of the water and then there is a big military parade that happened earlier on sunday now it's certainly not widespread that there is opposition to that but some russians at least have questioned whether showing off tanks and missiles is the best way of commemorating the lifting of the siege and you know the ending of what was such a huge human tragedy for the moment we'll leave it there rory and of course will join you later in the day thank you. now more protests are planned in sudan against president bush's thirty year rule the ministrations began almost six weeks ago over the rising price of bread and the demands for economic reform and political change have grown ever since mohamed el has more the capital khartoum. freedom peace justice and the overthrow of president bashir are the main slogans
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being chanted by these so the nice protestors what are the root of the demonstrations are demands for basic life necessities but old stations ran out of fuel inflation rates soared bank coffers were empty people stopped deposing money with banks and those who did face limits on how much cash they could withdraw most dangerously bakeries ran out of floor of all the other needs bread can be seen as the main symbol of the crisis doesn't it if the revolution of the hungry or. a bust they did was a journalist during the one nine hundred seventy s. at the time of former president. his life now may symbolize the slow descent of sudan from relative ease to utter this to tuition. everything was much better they mary was a strong leader we had a recall chair to sit in the span was equal to four dollars but now it's crisis everywhere and people have nothing to eat we don't want to know. the origin of that
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crisis the sudanese government agrees was a shift the country made from agriculture to oil during the one nine hundred ninety s. but the hostile and i mean some of the model who indeed it's called the dutch disease when easy only revenue arms shift attention away from traditional resources such as farming we've had it in sudan but now we are addressing the problem through new strategies and more focus on agriculture. but in two thousand and ten sudan exported nearly half a million barrels of oil a day but a year later south sudan deigned independence and took most of the oil fields with it by then the agricultural sector was already suffering from neglect and there was another shift happening. in the past sudanese households relied mainly on sorghum for food and those things changed when the british and i in our governments wrote wheat preparing sorghum is towards the mint takes time and you
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know we have to take it to the mills to grind it then you need a long process to cook it with bread on the other hand is handy or you need is to go and buy it ready from the bakery of the heart. mylan is only a month. wheat bread now accounts for two thirds of regular meals in sudan. just to give you an idea about how much bread an average family of five individuals in sudan need for their daily meals each individual they tell me here needs six pieces of bread if i try to put all the quantity they need in my hands. it's not possible this is just the shell of two people. the crisis got worse when sudan couldn't grow or buy enough wheat saudi and r.t. companies grow millions of tons of wheat here on least or purchased land but they sent it out of the country now sudan with its over two million hectares of fertile soil that even oil and the gigantic underground lake the newbie in basin is begging
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for outside help to satisfy its demand of wheat to feed the hungry population of nearly forty million. just to say it's too late to come these cards bread will overthrow this regime as it happened before here in sudan. i. assume so his words is a code by these protesters david champs. one hundred vine i've just caught on two separate attacks in northern iraq have killed four police officers the police chief in the town of carts says two died when a roadside bomb exploded near the bus carrying them to work two others were killed in a second explosion as reinforcements arrived there's been no immediate claim of responsibility . iraq says it will sum of the turkish ambassador over the death of a kurdish protester after turkish troops opened fire on demonstrators in the north west on saturday night kurdish protesters stormed
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a turkish basing site iraq's semi autonomous kurdish region they said four civilians were killed in a turkish raid last week turkey after carries out raids in airstrikes in iraq targeting the kurdistan workers party which it considers a terrorist organization facebook has announced plans to integrate three of the world's largest messaging applications what's up instagram and facebook messenger the social media giant says it's working to get the three applications talking to each other while it's still running them as separate platforms the plan is in its early stages and could be completed by the end of this year or possibly next facebook bought the photo sharing app instagram in twenty twelve for a billion dollars it picked up whatsapp two years later for a whopping sixteen billion dollars in cash and stocks all three services are popular with about two point six billion users between them it's also understood
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that the merger will expand encryption for messaging but facebook still faces big questions about its handling of users private information. two million south koreans have gone fishing and they've had to wrap up warm to make a catch to the annual ice fishing best of all in which on is close to the border with north korea and bride reports it's hoped the political thought on the peninsula will attract even larger crowds in the future. it's everything you can think of doing with ice and then some sliding down it rolling over it just dying up on it most especially fishing through it. what your own county trades on the tourism potential of being one of the coldest places in south korea in winter by the end of the festival some twenty thousand fishing.


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