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tv   Inside Story 2019 Ep 35  Al Jazeera  February 5, 2019 3:32am-4:03am +03

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now mate he takes care of the family with his mother. he goes out with other children to collect plastic he sells some of it and burns the rest to stay warm. i work in the landfill until sunset i make around fifty dollars a month the camps around ours have schools but we don't have anything i don't know why there's nothing else for me to do except collecting nylon tin and copper from the garbage dump. nearly a hundred families live in the camp near hama and it led many are too poor to try to move as fair. share knows the risks of inhaling toxic fumes but says it's better than freezing to death. god knows our situation the smoke is very bad from the nile and bags we use it for the heating we burn can choose no one is looking after us. aid workers say they are aware of such clusters of families but with limited resources being spent in official camps there's not much they can do. we call these
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unofficial or an organized camps they come about because of the city and they are nothing like the organized ones here the situation is much worse they are at risk from extreme weather more than fifty percent of the camps in northern syria are on organized and they are in this situation the un's children agency says nearly six million children in and outside syria have been affected by war for nearly eight years the venta is always being the most difficult period and with the prolonged conflict and support for people each year keeps getting worse. as many children continue to inhale toxic fumes and suffer health education hygiene problems many don't have high hopes for the future some of a job without a zero. at the border between turkey and syria. troops are being sent in to help deal with catastrophic flooding in northeast australia thousands of homes are submerging queensland evacuation centers are open in the city a townsville floodgates have been opened to ease the pressure on overflowing
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reservoirs following record breaking rain and people have had to contend with landslides outages and even crocodiles in their neighborhoods. now a ban on carrying or trading in mangrove trees in kenya has angered many across the island of the government says the decision will help the environment but residents argue they have no other material sabera than repair the homes model before. the dense mongrel forests of kenya's lamo island and cutting down these trees is now beyond the government's ses the men groups can help reduce the impact on the environment coast but extreme weather. the island like heaps of money group pulls confiscated from traders of the law says he had to ensure his pulls to multiple to weigh but they have little value in the. this is no one worth me for construction.
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and only fit for use this firewood the band has made life difficult for us. a seven hundred all. the lime house is was does in nature that unesco world heritage site in two thousand and one. means the people living here aren't allowed to make alterations to the buildings in the towns old quarters. a section of lumber is three hundred year old jimmy faces imminent collapse. oh ship doesn't now forced to pray on just one side of it but due to the man group the building cannot be properly repaired. nor the material will last as long as mangroves pools due to the use of coal mine in construction. to be younger it's all right we are not making the government our houses are collapsing and the rainy season is coming we will have a disaster here if the government doesn't heed all calls. monger of treason or last
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couple and sings they to be used greenhouse gases by capturing carbon dioxide and taking it out of circulation but some argue that doesn't mean they can't be harvested more though some of the percent of mongrel forest in kenya county they there isn't full but say the local community which has been using traditional methods of conservation to protect the forest they say the government is unnecessary. this is the man leading the complain to lived among groups. of the less imposed down to us from past generations is one of caring and nurturing the mangroves we don't cut down to destroy but use the selective harvest intake mix we learned from our forefathers it was with the farm knowledge that people will be the direct victims of natural disasters if the law among groups that depleted the government for now remains unflinching in its decision mohamed atta well jessica
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thank you very much the brady bunch didn't get they wish quarterback tom brady has led the new england patriots to a record equalling sixth super bowl they beat the los angeles rams thirteen three
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in the n.f.l. decider in atlanta kevin cal that has the action. this is the belichick and brady show the forty one year old becoming the oldest super bowl winning quarterback and with six rings tom brady has the record for an individual player also showering and glory six titles makes sixty six year old bill belichick the most successful super bowl coach in history. but as a spectacle this match was so super in fact it was looking bad for brady turning into a downright down defensive struggle and the only points on the board by halftime three from the boat of the patriots stephen. the rams gregg's a line ram timer apply from fifty three yards. step up bright and another of the psychic's the veteran tight end known as the wrong rob
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gronkowski catching at twenty nine yard pass to set up the only touchdown of the game. another sterling difference of if it to deny the l.a. rams and the celebrations were getting underway. the patriots kick a ceiling the thirteen three pick tree for a much more satisfying finish than last season's loss to the philadelphia eagles. very last year. yeah we grind it out it was tough they they made every play tough tonight you know the grind from the beginning of training camps and now it's just surreal just you know the obstacles how we stuck together you know it was life we went through life this year and we stuck together and that's where it's all about and life is sticking together and keep on going time you know we stuck together baby i love you. and can still to be
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a patriot dynasty. one more super bowl would put them ahead of the pittsburgh steelers with seven fans in boston certainly hoping the show goes on kevin calvert al-jazeera. footballer. faces another sixty days in a tie prison as he fights bahrain's attempts to extradite him who's a refugee in australia has appeared at a hearing in bangkok for refusal to be sent back to the country he fled he was arrested in thailand in november while on holiday bahrain's government wants him to serve a ten year prison sentence of vandalism human rights groups say he could be tortured if he sent back the case has been adjourned until april former australian captain craig foster has been spearheading the campaign to get be freed and was outside the court in bangkok he continued detention is politically motivated. foreign minister
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is executive discretion in this matter that's the most important thing right now to talk government has been done knowing that consisted of the first two months just last week the attorney general step i think as the deputy attorney general stated publicly here i needed that actual fact to. expel these guys just pretty politically motivated at any point right throughout that. throughout the next sixty days or a day. so we're going to. need to push for that and we know that the top five minister hasn't responded to any of that is that where that scott morrison is or fatima simmers or thomas box so they have had no response to to anyone around the world they expediting this case which is their biggest worry a body has been found among the wreckage of the plane that was carrying called of city football. the plane was found on the seabed of the english channel and footage
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shows one body is visible it's not known yet whether it is that of all the pilot david who were the only two people on board had just completed a nineteen million dollar move to cardiff and was on route to wales from france when the plane crashed last month. david mearns the man leading the private search on behalf of families says they should be no criticism of the original search office they were doing search and rescue for survivors so they'll keep for objects that are floating in the water. we're looking search and recovery for a plane that has crashed that's on the seabed that's not moving so there are two different things we have the same piece of information but they're dealing with a changing dynamic environment where as we're dealing with the static environment and that's the reason why we could find it so quickly just a few days off to count as victory at the asian cup the country's emir shake tamim been a model funny has presented the emir of kuwait with
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a gift on monday shakes up mud. receives a special cut on national team jersey from qatar as head of states many kuwaitis were in the stands at the asian cup in the united arab emirates to support casa the team otherwise had very little support as a result of an ongoing blockade by the u.a.e. saudi arabia bahrain and jumped. one of the ambassadors for the qatar world cup is bor a militant of h. he's coached five different countries that world cups most notably taking mexico to the quarter finals that posts back in one thousand nine hundred six after the asian cup victory he believes qatar now have a great chance to impress on home soil. was lucky to be the volker the mexican world it is six of the other world cup american recovery ninety four normally you have so many people behind you be normal but people like to see is the winner but now to be even though you need to prepare you need to know where you are
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you need to have a big picture two three years or three what so many small the two have to have a good result but sure qatar will prepare a very ready to be with everybody like to be maybe nor now to be champion bird to go next round we relate to one of the men who once fought muhammad ali for the heavyweight title is fallen on hard times dutch boxer rudy libbers who fought more than forty years ago in jakarta now finds himself on the streets of bulgaria but help is on the way for the seventy three year old and he's wife folks in the netherlands everest more than twelve thousand five hundred dollars since finding out about this to try and help the couple outs. ski jumping legend matty new can in has is known there was known as the flying fern has died at the age of fifty five no cause of death has been given he was diagnosed with diabetes last
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year and struggled with alcohol addiction even during his remarkable career during which he claimed four olympic gold including three at the nine hundred eighty eight calgary games new can in trying to use hand as a singer and even as a stripper and also served two terms in jail once for a stabbing and then another for attacking his ex wife and that's all the sport more later thank you very much we have that said for this news hour on al-jazeera from me. home team thank you for watching. on line. to the concert for them we've got this only if you join us on saturday
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rancho among the most persecuted minorities in the world afghanistan because the house geology of both resources and her good why are they so poor emotional you guys are trying to form a government. of the tocsin last century now when the more we would close down the more they push back we knew it was coming to question was do we sit back and wait or do we surprised them with a preemptive strike tom bodett and i'm just. that as well as the opposition leader wang why dylan appeals to the military not to block the desperately needed aid his backers are promising to say.
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hello there i'm julian went on this is south jersey where live from london also coming up a car bomb explodes they were shopping mall in the somali capital killing at least twelve people. yemen is hit by an ai break of swine flu a virus proving deadly in a country we could buy cholera starvation and war. on the street the us military is deployed to help deal with devastating floods which have brought crocodiles to the streets. there will melt into the program we begin in venezuela where opposition leader one one why do has made a new appeal to the military to abandon president nicolas maduro canada has joined the u.s. and pledging humanitarian aid for why those administration but without the military support it will be hard getting it into the country but do was rejected all fears
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of a despite the humanitarian crisis raging in his country well this was why do as latest message to the country soldiers. and you got a media lab with you there are you going to deny your family's aid are you going to help open a humanitarian corridor or the moment is now patriotic soldier captain colonel navy officer general the moment is now if you have any doubts ask your families what is the right thing to do we have given you assurances of and this the and we have also told you of the role you will play in the reconstruction of this country well earlier one why don't go another post one eleven european countries recognized him as the country's interim president several e.u. nations have given president nicholas material a sunday deadline to call a presidential election they would endorse why do they do is ally russia has condemned what it describes as a european in sofia and
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a venezuela's government says the revise its relations with countries like france and spain following their indorsements and. it will be able to spend yeah i know that are going to the spanish government announces that it recognizes officially the president of the national assembly of venezuela mr blanco marquez as interim president of venezuela. i mean i'm going to explain yet i also announce that the spanish government has the intention of promoting in the heart of the european union and also in the united nations humanitarian plan to address an urgent plea the serious situation in venezuela may no one forget that the people of venezuela are the ones suffering the serious consequences of this conflict and the material regime in the only dual single that spain's prime minister as he is the e.u. and get another event with the military he wants in europe in a sense i say to mr sanchez go to bed but if one day there is a coup d'etat your hands will have blood on them just like the hands of post samaria us knowing the war in iraq that they will forever be stained with blood and
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history will remember you as a puppet who was put at the service of the interventionist war mongering policy of donald trump. well venezuela's humanitarian disaster is unprecedented in latin american history more babies are dying with infant mortality at twenty one death spare thousands and live births a rate blamed on deteriorating nutrition a collapse in the standards and a complete breakdown of the health system eighty seven percent of venezuelans are thought to live in poverty and annual inflation is out of control it was estimated to be one point seven percent at the end of twenty team well that means ten thousand dollars worth of savings in january will have dwindled to just fifty nine cents by the end of the year people can't even afford basic food items a study food found the venezuelans lost an average of eleven kills it bodyweight in twenty seventeen because they're going home by the end of last year prices are
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doubling every nineteen days on average the price of a cup of coffee in the capital is thought to have doubled to sixty two cents in the space of just a week in december or canadian prime minister just introduced has pledged forty million dollars in humanitarian aid for venezuelans he's covered hosting a meeting of latin american countries in also up the fourteen nation with the set up in twenty seventeen seward's was a peaceful resolution to years of crisis in venezuela eleven of its members have recognized one why do as interim president. well gave elizondo joins us now live from also hi there gave tell us more then about this pledge of aid from. yeah this was about forty million dollars that he says canada will be pledging in humanitarian aid to venice well he made this announcement in the opening session of the lima group meeting that is taking place right now it's widely believed that
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venezuela in the long run is going to need much much more than forty million dollars but i think what trudeau was trying to do here was basically continue his leadership role or at least canada's role in really leading the support for venezuela all the countries meeting here in their own for over twelve countries that are represented here all are united by the same thing that they all support want why go and all want nicolas maduro out of the presidency of venice walen now they're still meeting as i speak behind closed doors it's been several hours now we expect to hear more once they released from the meeting but here's a little bit more of what the prime minister of canada justin trudeau had to say just a couple hours ago at the opening session here in canada. the violation of human rights and the complete disregard for the rule of law shown by the regime has been both inexcusable and unacceptable. canada has not only called on the regime to
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cede power to the national assembly but also imposed sanctions. and his officials the use of excessive force against peaceful protesters arbitrary detentions extra digit judicial killings all have become staples of a dictatorship clinging to power at the expense of their people. now their foreign ministers from seven different countries in south america hear for from central america including also of course the foreign minister from canada as well here there's also a diplomatic representation by germany france the u.k. and spain and the top diplomat alan duncan from the u.k. did come out of the meeting not too long ago and spoke to the media here for a few minutes and he was asked is there any discussion about military intervention in venezuela his answer to that was no he was also asked how quickly or what's the
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time frame that the group wants mcdougall out of power he said it was going to be hard to give any sort of time frame he said that the group is pushing for as soon as possible because they view of course a dude who is an illegitimate president right now in their views it's important to note that the countries that do support my bhutto and a couple as well from south america are not here so again this is just a meeting of a very large group of countries all wanting to speak out a way moving forward to help though and also figure out how to get venezuela out of the political economic and humanitarian crisis that is now facing. there live from that meeting in also gave signs well let's go live that suits a reasonable caracas hi there i guess the billion dollar question right now is how the military is going to respond so why do most of the appeal that he made to them
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are earlier. well that's the question that almost everyone here is asking and it's not clear yet what we do know right now is that one way there was very specific during the speech saying and asking the military to allow the humanitarian aid to be allowed inside the country we just saw a tweet from colombia's foreign minister saying that everything is ready in the right of the border between colombia and venezuela to start receiving this humanitarian aid it is several nations from around the world have don't. go. around before the aid that is expected to arrive here could give some supplies to four or five hospitals he also said that around three hundred thousand people are driscoll dying in venezuela because of lack of medicines and he also denounced that there is
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a plan by the government to steal this humanitarian aid at the same time and while this is ongoing we saw president. during a commemoration of the twenty seven any of the one thousand nine hundred two cool by chavis the where he denounced that what is happening in venice which is an attempt to cool he also said that he was going to ask pope francis to negotiate to help mediate in the current crisis and he also launched a campaign to gather signatures to present in front of the united states to denounce what he says is a military intervention in venezuela and the reason the douro is less than impressed if i can use that phrase by this intervention from members of the e.u. with the together words armed space. could you repeat the question i couldn't hear the reason from the duals perspective
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he's particularly anger it's about this intervention as he sees it for members of the e.u. . well most definitely what we have seen is my buddhist speaking almost every day denouncing what he says is a plan to get him out of office a plan that's been staged by the united states who wants to keep venezuela's oil who has the largest reserves in the world and that's why he's been giving a speech today he says that venezuela right now and he's president. so many apologies to our viewers there that was too reasonable there live explaining the situation from caracas apologies there for that breakup in order you know. the armed group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility for two attacks in somalia at
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least twelve people were killed and several more injured when a car bomb exploded near a shopping mall in the capital mogadishu a restaurant was to story in that blast well the armed group says its fighters also shot dead the head of port operations company in the semi autonomous somali we've of pleasant led paul anthony from also who is a maltese national ran operations there for the de by old p. and o. port company spokesman says the group targeted for more so because he worked for a company that quote occupies the area mohammed who has more now from neighboring kenya. in a statement on their website al shabab responsibility for the toc in the heart of mogadishu but it close to a shopping mall is a new addition to the skyline of mogadishu on an investment by people who tunning from exile of to many years off war in the country oh shabaab said in bout
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statement that they had targeted senior government and intelligence officials who were meeting nearby but it is civilians who bore the brunt of the tuc it was civilians who wore the kushal to those who died as well as those who were injured and these are toxic dust coming at a time when these an up tick in violence being waged by al shabaab targeting both government is two nations also civilian targets just like the one we saw today a busy intersection in the hot of mogadishu of course aims to prove that they're still a force to be reckoned with even after losing most of their albums strongholds but experts say it's also points to the weakness of their opponents the government and the thousands of mccain you do in peacekeepers who have not had an offensive against the group for a while now and i'll shut up us continued cutting out these attacks on saturday the
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targeted an ethiopian peacekeepers base in the town of bottom there in southern somalia and say full asterix by u.s. forces the group has largely not been pursued by the security forces that are present in the somalia and those aspects by the u.s. forces have not been enough to stop them cutting out such attacks not only inside somalia but also outside the country. still ahead this half an hour children combed through grab a ship for fields of burden as winter buy in the unofficial refugee camps on turkey's border with syria. and a court in hungry jails officials from the company behind a toxic waste spill in twenty ten was contaminated large areas of land all that more when we come back.
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and we've seen some very heavy snow over parts of europe recently this is what it is look like in prague a lot of heavy snow there and that was accompanied by some very gusty winds as well that pulled them trees and power lines and caused quite a lot of power outages that system responsible is retreating towards the northeast so it's taking the heavy snow with it and behind it it's a lot quieter as we head through the next few days of vienna should have a fine day with the top temperature of around four and there's that snow retreating northwards we're going to have a system working its way in from the atlantic though that's bringing us some rather wet and windy conditions and pushing its way into the northwestern parts of france as well driving up the temperatures though so it's mild to despite the wind and the rain eleven degrees in london and just about in double figures they paris down towards the southeast corner of europe and here with far more in the way of rain and that's also affecting us across the northern parts of africa as well so for some of us here they could be around eighty millimeters of rain in the next couple
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of days and that easily enough to give us some flooding in this part of the world safer choosey am parts of libya very very wet during the day on tuesday that on wednesday that system begins to pull away eastwards as it does so it's still going to be giving us one or two rather lively downpours and there's some pretty strong winds mixed in with that system as well even for wednesday. largest oil company fails to become public won't happen. all the kingdom the company inseparably are the world's largest oil producer and you don't list in the world's largest stock exchange that definitely says something al-jazeera investigates the politics of oil the middle east most potent economic weapon. saudi arab. the company and the state al-jazeera.
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a quick reminder of our top stories here on al-jazeera venezuelan opposition to day one has again appealed to the military to break ranks and support him as the country's interim leader troops not to brought commanders here in aid to millions of venezuelans and promised them a role in reconstructing the country. and as well as government says they will revise bilateral ties with several european nations to recognize as to really president. and says it's behind a car bomb that has killed at least twelve people in somalia's capital mogadishu gunmen from the arms were both dead a maltese man who worked for an m.r.i.
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old port operator and could plant. pope francis has again condemned the war in yemen saying the consequences of the country's devastating civil war are before our eyes the catholic leader was speaking at a gathering of faith leaders in the united arab emirates the main call issue partners backing emmons government in its fight against sooty rebels on sunday he appealed for yemen's warring parties to observe a truce and that essential aid be delivered to millions of people it's the first visit by a catholic to the arabian peninsula the birthplace of islam. when i wake of swine flu is the latest medical emergency to yemen the surge in cases of the virus falls the world's worst color i wake there and the war which of course has left millions of yemenis weekend by starvation and vulnerable to disease gupta reports. another arrival in this hospital in the capital sanaa another victim of the
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consequences of the war in yemen fatima is suffering from each one n one influenza also known as swine flu it's known to break down the immune system and cause lung problems among other complaints but the saudi u.a.e. coalition's repeated targeting of hospitals means the flu which is best treated have detected early it's been diagnosed late or i am a fan and. you know she suffered from coughing for about twenty days we have seen several doctors in several hospitals but it is here where she has finally been properly diagnosed the virus is spreading rapidly mostly in the hooty controlled areas of sanaa souther and abe for hundreds of cases reported so far there's only one type of medicine available most hospitals are running out and pharmacies that do stalk the medicine are charging forty dollars for it the lifesaving drugs are
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simply out of reach for the families of the patients because they live out there were no. looking for the medicine that deals with such a virus we were shocked to know that the hospital only gave us some of the needed tablets and not all of them because of a medicine shortage. we and other patients need more medicine us so we urge the united nations and the ministry of health to do whatever it takes to make this medicine available. that's a tall order where more the fifty percent of the people don't have access to regular health care less than half of hospitals are working at the risk of an x. one n one epidemic is increased in crowded cities and towns teeming with yemenis displaced by war when. we are talking about a massive spread of disease the ministry of health has registered in its latest statistics four hundred nineteen cases of swine flu this is the number we've managed to register but there are dozens of patients that have not been registered because of the inability of those patients to access health centers due to the war
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and the siege the death toll has so far reached eighty six the un is trying to rescue their cease fire agreement reached in sweden in december to stop fighting in the city of hadera. renewed fighting around the port is making it almost impossible for critical a to reach patients needing medicine for the x one n one flu virus. al-jazeera iraqi president. after the us president said he'd keep troops in the country in order to monitor iran salis said . mission to station troops there indefinitely it was responding to tom's comments in an interview on sunday we spent a fortune on building this incredible base we might as well keep it one of the reasons i want to keep it is because i want to be looking a little bit at a red because iran is a real problem. for the millions of syrians displaced by war winter is the most
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difficult time those an unregistered camps are the worst affected aid agencies working there are appealing for donors as we source is one short osama bin job it has more now from news appeared on turkey's border with syria. the dangerous storm is the only source of warmth in the flimsy tent the fumes make it hard to breathe the sheets on the floor and mattresses are always damp is little choice but to burn what they can but plastic waste becomes fuel to stay warm children sift through what others throw out knowing the danger the risk of disease and the stench sometimes they're injured when the garbage bags contain broken glass for sharp objects maybe in his family moved to this refugee camp over a year ago his father was killed in the city of hama and his brother was wounded in an airstrike. now me he takes care of the family with his mother. he goes out with other children to collect plastic he sells some of it and burns the rest to steve
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ward. i work in the landfill until sunset i make around fifty dollars a month camps around ours have schools but we don't have anything i don't know why there's nothing else for me to do except collecting nylon tin and copper from the garbage dump. nearly a hundred families live in the camp near hama and it led many are too poor to try to move elsewhere far from a sheer knows the risks of inhaling toxic fumes but says it's better than freezing to death. god knows our situation the smoke is very bad from the island bags we use it for the heating we burn cans shoes no one is looking after us. aid workers say they are aware of such clusters of families but with limited resources being spent in official camps there's not much they can do. we call these unofficial or an organized camps they come about because of this city and they are nothing like the organized ones here the situation is much worse they're at risk from extreme
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weather more than fifty percent of the camps in northern syria are on organized and they are in this situation the un's children agency says nearly six million children in and outside syria have been affected by war for nearly eight years the venta is always being the most difficult period and with the prolonged conflict and support for people each year keeps getting worse. as many children continue to inhale toxic fumes and suffer health education problems many don't have high hopes for the future some of a job without a zero. at the border between turkey and syria. what's being described as a once in a century rain is causing catastrophic flooding in northeast and a stray area thousands of homes are submerged in the queensland city of times phil where two men have been reported missing and crocodiles are adding to the danger ernest smith explains. opening the floodgates of the ross river dam in
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queensland created what australia's weather bureau called dangerous and high velocity flows with the damage three hundred percent capacity engineers said they had no option downstream homes in the coastal city of townsville a flooded more than a thousand people have been moved to safety we've never seen a year's worth of riding in less than seven dies you know that's not exactly what we've kind and it really is the new parameters that we are moving into northern australia is tropical and typically experiences heavy monsoon rains but recent downpours are far in excess of the norm in some parts of townsville salt water crocodiles displaced by the flood waters have been spotted and there's more heavy rain on the way this monsoonal trough just doesn't want to seem to move much at all there's going to be heavy rainfall over the next couple of days there will also be
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damaging wind gusts and intense rainfall with significant flash flooding so australia's armed forces have been called in to help with what have been described as once in a century floats some areas of queensland expected to get a year's worth of rain in just a week and twenty thousand homes at risk of being submerged if the heavy rains continue but at smith al-jazeera. they are in court has handed down jail sentences to the heads of a company responsible for one of the country's worst environmental disaster us ten people were killed and rivers were destroyed when more than a million cubic meters of toxic sludge burst from a reservoir at an aluminum plant back in twenty ten charlie rangel has the story this was the toxic tide that swept through three villages in hungary in two thousand and ten when flood containing hazardous waste from birth through the banks of a storage reservoir they put arsenic but create an untold damage to the region the
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country's worst environmental disaster responsible for killing ten people and injuring two hundred more. but in twenty sixteen courts cleared the managers of the aluminum plant bell of negligence with the judge ruling that the cause of the reservoir collapse was the unstable soil beneath the storage pond at the time they were protests in court today. that verdict has now been reversed with two directors of the plot being found guilty of endangering the public by criminal negligence and sentenced to two and a half years prison i these pitches taken by environmental organization w w f a for the four months before the disaster they say they showed clear signs of weakness in the reservoir structure suggesting it was already leaking the evidence being the channel of red liquid seen on the left the new verdict is a win for environmentalist and local residents but despite past some spent on deep
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blue to the region hundreds of hectares of land remain sealed off unfit for farming it will bear traces of the tragedy for years to come. out of there. the u.k. government has approved the extradition of an indian business tycoon once known as the king of good times for his lavish lifestyle c.j. malea moved to the u.k. in twenty sixteen up to defaulting on debts worth more than one billion dollars his business empire once into the kingfisher beer the formula one team source india and the now defunct kingfisher airlines indian authorities have been trying to extradite on a fraud charges. in la prosecutors in senegal are also preparing to extradite one of india's most wanted fugitives rather jari was arrested in the capital just caught last month after more than fifteen years on the one he's wanted for murder kidnapping blackmail or force now. it's in this upscale neighborhood of the capital the car that a man described by the indian press as
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a dawn of the underworld pajaro was found in arrested just a few weeks ago he's been living here in hiding for a number of years he owns a strings of businesses a real estate agency a restaurant and a barber shop where he was arrested by the senegalese security forces just weeks ago through a tip off of the indian intelligence services that have been looking for him for the last fifteen years now he owns this restaurant the maharajah very popular among the ex-pat customers myself included i have eaten here and been served by this man who would come at the end of the meal distributing sweets with a smile a little did we know that he was in fact an indian gangster wanted for murder and also wanted because he tried to extort money out of bollywood stars like cher rukh khan she is now in the custody of the senegalese authorities they tell me that in his possession was a passport from brick enough so he told them that he married someone from britain
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and france to some fifteen years ago he goes under the name of tony fernandez very popular among even the indian community here who didn't know that he was in fact an indian gangster he was last seen a back in january distributing prizes and presents cricket game the indians want him back if sentenced he could not only face a lifetime in prison but you risk facing the death penalty. a painting by the street artist banksy that became famous after partially shredding itself with an auction has gone on display in germany thinking formally known as the girl of the balloon went on auction at sotheby's in london and i'm told what after device hidden in the paintings frame shredded the work. a quick reminder now of our current top stories here on al-jazeera venezuelan opposition leader one why do was again appealed to the military to break ranks and
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support him as the country's interim leader yard's troops not to block humanitarian aid to millions of venezuelans and promise them rule in we construct in the country president nicolas maduro has rejected all offers of aid despite the humanitarian crisis raging in the country they want the new guy out of the media. are you going to deny your families even are you going to help open a humanitarian corridor the moment is now patriotic soldier captain colonel navy officer general the moment is now if you have any doubts ask your families what is the right thing to do we have given you assurances about and this the and we have also told you of the role you will play in the reconstruction of this country meanwhile venezuela's government says it will revise bilateral ties with several european nations who endorse one as the country's interim president the e.u. had given nicholas medulla sunday deadline to call a presidential election before the indoor squad all on the diplomatic shift in
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europe is a major boost for him who also has to support the u.s. canada and ten latin american countries. group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility for two attacks in somalia these twelve people were killed and several more injured when a car bomb exploded near a shopping mall in the capital mogadishu. the armed group says its fighters also shot dead the head of port operations company in the semi autonomous somali region a pointless call and for most i was a maltese national ran operations there for the device and piano port company. pope francis has once again condemned the war in yemen saying the consequences of the country's devastating civil war are called before our eyes the catholic leader has been speaking at a gathering of faith leaders in the united arab emirates one of the main coalition partners backing yemen's government in its fight against hutu rebels on sunday he appealed for yemen's warring parties to observe
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a truce and that essential avi delivered to millions of people. you are currently up to date those are headlines next stop the stream looks at the impact of the empty vaccination movement we will see you in the. for the ok today i check in on three stories we're following right here on the street in a new reuters investigation has found that journalists and activists were spied on in a hacking operation led by the u.a.e. and staal three former u.s.
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national security agency intelligence i'll list explore the implications and then hash tag where is hoda egyptian human rights lawyer abdomen then was arrested by egyptian security forces in november daughter and i'll be looking for your comments on twitter and of course in our live you tube chaat there will be lots to talk about today so we want to hear from you on all of them and start with a very controversial topic that already has our community talking back summations last month the world health organization declared the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate a top threat to global health are anti baxter's making us ill stay tuned. one of the central tenets of the anti vaccine movement is the claim that axioms need to on its. studies involving now over one million children there is a massive amount that assures absolutely no link between vaccines and autism as a vaccine scientists and that's apparent now an adult with autism.
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is abilities i can say we've learned so much about what autism really yes and how it begins prenatal development during fetal development early pregnancy well before kids receive vaccines it is not even any of us know that it's. according to the vaccination is one of the most cost effective ways of avoiding disease it prevents two to three million deaths a year and a further one point five million coupe be avoided if global coverage of x. nations improved but measles has seen a thirty percent increase worldwide since twenty sixteen and though not all cases are linked to vaccine hesitancy many countries that were close to eliminating disease like the united states australia and the u.k. have seen a resurgence globally the number of parents refusing to have their children vaccinated remain small although research shows the so-called antibiotics are moved
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mint is growing so here with us to discuss dr pauline patterson is an assistant professor and co-director of the vaccine confidence project at the london school of hygiene and tropical medicine and dr kate o'brian director of the world health organization department of immunization vaccines and biologicals welcome to the stream both of you i want to start with our community because there's already a pretty heated discussion online assoon as we mentioned that we were discussing this topic and this is what some of it looks like this is what we've got live on you tube arcade raids in the paranoia around vaccines is justified and well founded they go on the elaborate on this this comment saying it's prudent to be cautious it's been well documented that big pharma companies and government scientists performed experiments on people with injections promising they were or don't quote cures talking about pass examples kate tackle this for us because there
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is a lot of misinformation out there but some of it for some people is based on historical fact. you know as you know as we started this segment i think one of the most important messages is that as you said two to three million lives maybe lives generally are saved every year because of the vaccines that we have in routine use and yet one in ten kids is not bax unaided when you take that when you look around the world and the kids especially who are not vaccinated are the children who are most vulnerable kids who live in very vulnerable circumstances and are exposed because of their living circumstances too many of the germs that are causing disease and death and are completely vaccine preventable it's natural that people would have concerns about whether these vaccines are safe whether they're going to protect their children i think every parent wants to assure that they're doing the best for their children we have incredible safety programs now to assure that our
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vaccines have the highest ability to protect against disease and the highest capacity to deliver them in a really safe way putting i'm just wondering you have a direct vaccine a confidence project and you know about the fees and the miss associated me vaccines how do we even have the conversation responsibly so we don't scare people as you're trying to inform them. it terms of addressing scientific research insight quality has shown that it's incredibly difficult to do so even the mere mention of a myth may increase the risk perception of a vaccine so even a comment saying vaccines don't cause autism if said it in a strong way a reader could read that and then come out even with a high risk section of the vaccine so then what did you do because we did just that we had a doctor saying i've got kids vaccines do not and i'm just doing it myself. so
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i won't finish the sentence so what is the responsible way to help people understand what vaccines can do for for the population and for your kids so what we research is reasons why people don't vaccinate and we look at the context as well back to concerns vary by country by time by vaccine by population it's really key to understand the reasons why people are vaccinated because then you can go ahead and address those reasons so here is one person who spoke to us she wrote an article about this her name is susan center she's coming to us from brookline massachusetts and she told a stream about her beliefs at one point in time and what her beliefs are now so have a listen to what she said in one nine hundred ninety eight i was afraid that vaccines cause autism so i had my youngest child's vaccines stag not knowing that that actually would possibly expose him to measles and all the wrist vaccines do not
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cause autism and what you really need to do is get your child vaccinated to also protect the rest of the population who might also get sick from easels and the like love your child take care of. it's a kid i love your take on her comment but also how did myths like this even get propagated because this is a myth that's been going on for more than a decade. you know information misinformation that's out there is just as easily transmitted as correct information that's out there and here's a mom who was trying to do the best for a child realized that some of the information she was getting was wrong and has really a powerful message now about the importance of vaccinating each of our kids i have children course they're fully vaccinated and vaccinated on time. i think the way that we have to think about this is all of us as adults well where do adults come from adults or children who survived their childhood right each of us has survived
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through adult hood in part and frankly in large part if you look historically because we were protected against these diseases that used to be major killers so i think the way i think about vaccines is vaccines are incredible tool that we have to protect the adult in every child and that's i think the thing that we have to focus on we're really setting up our kids for not just survival but are thriving and having a healthy future and becoming the adults. healthy adults that feature putting i know you mentioned earlier that it was so many reasons people vaccinate they didn't get that nations themselves one of them i know is that there are just so many how they used to be a couple. two decades ago three decades ago now there are so many and just look at the c.d.c. here with the shuttle for your family and what you should get at what time that's quite overwhelming in the u.k. you have a whole vaccination shuttle for eight weeks all the way through to seventy years
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old has a lot of different ones that you can get why are people finding this difficult to just stay up with an understanding what they need to get why. i think the key thing to to remember is that most people vaccinate vaccination as a social norm and safety concerns could arise due to incidental rather than calls in the friends. as well as concerns about there being too many about twenty don't explain what that means what you just said yes so for example a fire if a parent takes a child to be vaccinated and then a day later a week later the child has a fever or has some kind of illness then the parent could think that it's due to the vaccine but it's a temple association because it happened soon after the vaccination process but it's not necessarily causal say it might not be the vaccine caused the illness it could be the fact that the child was exposed to a virus or to
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a bacteria it was going to to be l. anyway and happened to be after the vaccine. is making a really important point here that especially small babies it's a time when they're vulnerable to illnesses it's why we vaccinate them when they're so they're so small and there's a perception and natural perception that babies are fragile in some way and that we're giving a lot of vaccines but actually babies and explore the environment that they're in and it's actually we know a lot now about the importance of children having exposures to lots of different things in their environment to teach their immune system how to encounter the world if the vaccines that we're giving and factor are many fewer of the exposures than they will naturally get every single day around them both being very reassuring fragile over audience are there any vaccines that actually do carry some danger because we should be totally transparent about that. perhaps i can just
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start with you had he stayed nothing we nothing we do in life has zero risk associated with it simply getting out of bed in the morning is not a risk free experience says you can slip and fall down. certainly anything that we put in our bodies food medicines vaccines has some small element of potential for side effect i think the most important thing is that we have an incredible system. of valuating the safety of our products and things that eventually come to licensure have gone through an extremely rigorous process to to evaluate the safety of the product even even after it's been licensed and used this is monitored very carefully going our thank you so much dr point pass an adult to kate o'brien we will leave it at that and remember the debate continues online at
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a.j. st and now to a reuters investigation project review. they learned the tools of their trade here in the halls of the u.s. national security agency but a group of former n.s.a. cyber spies is now coming under scrutiny after they left the n.s.a. to work here as hackers for the united arab emirates and investigation by reuters found the group helped the u.s. spying on targets such as rival governments and militants it operation code named project raided it also targeted human rights activists who were critical of the u.s. monarchy the u.a.e. ministry of foreign affairs and the n.s.a. both declined to comment but hackers reuters spoke to say project raven went even further putting some americans under surveillance correspondents jill shechtman and christopher big uncovered the story project raven hired people with deep backgrounds from the n.s.a.
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and other american intelligence services to serve as contracts by my thinking of them as mercenaries by mercenary spies we'll take a closer look at the investigation and the implications of cyber surveillance on journalists help us do that with us is courtney rad she's the advocacy director at the committee to protect journalists thanks for being with us today courtney i want to start with this tweet tweet me scary actually kim tweets in a security researcher once told me it's not a matter of if you will be breached but a matter of when that is a safe if dystopian assumption to work with as a journalist anywhere in the world and this is a reminder of how journalists should carefully watch where they tread online so keeping this in mind what surprises you the most upon learning about this project and this mass surveillance i think what was surprising is that there was no action required on the part of somebody who was targeted according to reports by reuters so it appears that a list of e-mails and phone numbers was sufficient to push out
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a virus not typically spyware you know these other viruses pegasus which we've heard a law. about require an active you know clicking on a link or opening to download the virus and that was does not appear to be the case and that's a disturbing you know increase in the risk profile that the three poses i want to give out and it's a just a a slightly better idea of a hell of a satchel process what is known as comma how to look at a report that we filed on al-jazeera just quite recently karma can hack into i phone fairly quickly giving access and documents location information passwords and other sensitive material here what was really unusual is that all you needed was the person's phone number or email address and it would automatically send a text message to that person and have to click on it they need to interact with it at all it would just automatically begin to infiltrate the person's i phone this is
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spying. international spying on a huge scale all over the place who need to and should be protecting themselves why is the sceptical story full the public in general i think part of the story is the fact that this spy where according again to reporting as well as reporting on other types of targeted surveillance is being done by governments against journalists human rights activists and others who they oppose i think the role of the private sector and what sort of responsibilities they have reports about you know human rights assessments and whether there are plays any role in this the role of export controls for example of european and american technology needs to be part of this conversation because if journalists and activists can't communicate freely and without being concerned about surveillance that poses a real risks to democracy it poses real risks to fighting to create
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a democracy in democratic countries so it's really a broad public threat the image of the private sector that i want to bring up this tweet from frederick says the revelations about project raven are worrying as powerful surveillance tools are according to reuters in the hands of a non-democratic are used against human rights activists journalists as well as critics of the monarchy so it's this idea that the private sector in democratic countries created these tools but then they are being used in countries where those same democratic checks are not in place does that worry you is that something that the onus should be on these private then these private companies i think it's definitely worrying and it's not something that's new when i worked in the emirates and dubai is a journalist i'll never forget the day when. the amorality own telecom sent out spyware to the black berry something that looked like an update and that was back in twenty. two thousand and ten so this is something that has been going on for many years and we've been talking about. and actually in europe they did put
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restrictions on export controls we joined a coalition called cause which is a coalition against unlawful surveillance exports and the idea that there should be sort some sort of human rights assessment there should be an assessment of what is the impact some restrictions and limitations on the type of use of the surveillance technology against journalists activists and other non terrorist groups and i think that's part of the problem is according again to the reporting on raven and karma as well as on m.s.o. group and all of these other spyware activities there is supposedly some sort of requirements restricting how this spyware can be used and against what type of targets and clearly those guidelines are not being adhered to i'm just looking at this big reuters headline hey a news site a super weapon to spy on i phones of photos one should you be changing your your phone. into what makes it
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a simple weapon. well i do think that it's this idea that the user has no way to know unless there's some record of those phone numbers and emails that they can check against and it's a super weapon because again it required no active engagement by that person to actually click on a link or download the software so all of the guidance that we've provided for example the committee to protect journalists as provided to journalists about you know their digital security avoiding. and all of that is of limited utility if this is a push versus a poll scenario and also you put all your contacts out there because to a journalist says it's really easy right get i am concerned again as a journalist who worked in the emirates i got fired for an article i wrote and had to leave the country i now work in press freedom advocacy so i think everyone is you know in this realm is concerned and especially after we see reports again that
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this is just the latest escalation in technology and how it's being used against journalists in the reports that perhaps she had pegasus on his phone so we need to deal with this now not wait cooney thank you so much for coming in this is a story that will continue to follow and now we move on to egypt way to taman to human rights lawyer to campaign his heart a name. and i'm not going. well i don't know. and. i knew i was. well and i'm going to. be. so with us on our set we have jihad kelud she's a hoe distorter jihad thank you for coming in and being with us can you tell us
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when you first were aware that something had happened to you or your mother what's the story that we need to. thank you for having me today. it was on. the first of november. like around two am i was sleeping at home. and suddenly my husband's phone. rang again. like i found my my sister's name i just answered. she told me they were here we took mama. the broke everything in the house she was terrified and. i couldn't understand what do you say. you know i feel. my heart. my eyes are. books i can't see anything i can you know the universe down at this moment
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and then my mother was disappeared thank you very sharing your story i know that must be difficult and thank you for allowing us to to to shed some light on what might have happened to we got this tweet from julie carlina she writes and she should have never been arrested in the first place the egyptian authorities should immediately release her and in the meantime allow her family a lawyer to visit her in detention and this raises the question what do you know about why she was targeted in the first place do you know anything extreme my mother my mother is a lawyer she's human rights advocate so. she's defending. political prisoners in egypt especially for the last five years especially the young woman. she is she has four daughters so she she is supporting. every really used girl. of her daughter. and
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i don't know if that's make her dangerous for about authorities in egypt like she was speaking out about human rights human rights and before you know it right before that for me and my mother it is like before i experienced. it like. the same experience with my husband he has adored list and he detained before five years ago in egypt and i remember my mother i asked her once what if you stay like for using in jail what will i do she told me you will fight for him and you will help him get on that soul that's my mother she supported me she's supporting everyone she is working like professionally and humane. i don't know if that makes her in danger it makes her dangerous for the top of the
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egyptian authorities. it took you a while to find her to track her down and where is she now what do you know about her condition and where she is ok talk twenty one the first twenty one days we didn't know anything about her we used to ask anywhere and everywhere. my sister was and the lawyers. thought it is we're denying. everything about her and then she popped up. in front of the prosecutor in egypt. and then she popping up like every fifteen days do you know where she is right now right now we hear conflicting news that she might be transferred to. a not a prison we're not exactly sure we don't know because my sister when asked to write her book either a lover or to share this from twitter a bit better says the story of her is the story of the deprivation of fundamental
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human rights and their personal freedom and i thought as well the expression inflicted on a person for discourse only shame is the hash tag she uses there what do you think is necessary for your mother to be released. ok my mom my mother is. she's like our supporter so. but also. she's. she's doing everything she can do to to help people be surely political prisoners in their families she is. the big support and for for the families. actually we have received a lot of. help from people on twitter on the campaign where is harder but now i feel i need everyone to call like. a
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present of and ask where is hold that i've converted authorities with how well thought of treating her image that hashtags i want to end with it to show our audience where they can go to talk about this online where it's hard there's a hashtag you see it on my screen here you mentioned your husband is one of the people sounding that call continue to keep an eye on this as well and we need your help to do it have a story idea join the conversation with hash tag. webring al-jazeera we investigate the toxic legacy of south africa's mining industry and
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al-jazeera selects. well you know like. hello there i'm jane with donald here in london our current top stories on al-jazeera that as well as opposition leader john god till has made a new appeal to the military to abandon president nicholas madugalle kamma does join the u.s.
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in pledging humanitarian aid for why dose administration without the military support it will be hard getting it into the country well this was why does the latest message to the country soldiers they want the media. are you going to deny your family's aid are you going to help open a humanitarian corridor or the moment is now patriotic soldier captain colonel navy officer general the moment is now if you have any doubts ask your families what is the right thing to do we have given you assurances about and this the and we have also told you of the role you will play in the reconstruction of this country well to isabel has more now from caracas. what we do know right now is that one way bill was very specific during the speech saying and asking the military to allow the humanitarian aid to be allowed inside the country we just saw a tweet from colombia's foreign minister saying that everything is ready right at
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the border between colombia and venezuela to start receiving this humanitarian aid . around the for. aid that is expected to arrive here could give some supplies to four or five hospitals he also said that around three hundred thousand people are at risk of dying in venezuela because of lack of medicines and he also denounced that there is a plan by the government to steal this humanitarian aid at the same time and while this is ongoing we saw president. during a commemoration of the twenty seven and the bursary of the one thousand nine hundred two who by all chavis the where he denounced that what is happening in venice which is an attempt he also said that he was going to ask pope francis to negotiate to help mediate in the current crisis and he also launched a campaign to gather signatures to present in front of the united states to denounce what he says is
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a military intervention in venezuela trees of all voicing their will earlier why deal got another boost when eleven european countries recognized him as the country's interim president several nations have given president nicholas in the duel a sunday deadline to call a presidential election or they would endorse why don't then as well as government says it will revise its relations with countries like france and spain following their endorsement on monday. and. the spanish government announces that it recognizes officially the president of the national assembly of venezuela mr gregory marquez as interim president to. you. i don't feel it i mean it will be diminished but yet even if you and i also announce that the spanish government has the intention of promoting in the heart of the european union and also in the united nations humanitarian plan to jesse urgently the serious situation in venezuela may no one forget that the people of venezuela are the ones suffering the serious consequences of this conflict and the material
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regime in the middle well the armed has claimed responsibility for two attacks in somalia at least twelve people were killed and several more injured when a car bomb exploded near a shopping mall in the capital mogadishu a restaurant was destroyed in the blast the armed group says its fighters also shot dead the head of port operations company in the semi autonomous somali region of political and paul anthony for most who was a maltese national ramel parishioners there the dubai owned piano port company and spokesman says the group targets of formals that because he worked for a company that calls occupies the area hope francis has again condemned the war in yemen saying the consequences of the country's devastating civil war are quote before our eyes the catholic leader was speaking at a gathering of faith leaders in the united arab emirates one of the main coalition partners backing him in its government in its fight against to see rebels on sunday
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he appealed for yemen's warring parties to observe a truce and that essentially he delivered to millions of people who need it those are your current headlines you're up to date next up at saudi aramco the company on the state will see later. it seemed like a great idea the world's largest oil producing company pumping millions of barrels a day to become the world's largest ever traded stock. just not at the holy see it has been for yeah we're not a little soft. and over ambitious prince eager to make his mark as a reformer wanted to partially trade saudi aramco for of fell you ation of two trillion dollars but the venture failed to get off the ground and the prince's
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vision twenty thirty now seems blurry. saudi aramco is almost like the basis of politics in saudi arabia they are always intrinsically tied everybody in saudi arabia in one way or another is a beneficiary saudi aramco a strong saudi arabia it needs a strong rand paul and vice versa as well the history of saudi aramco is the history of saudi arabia transforming itself from an isolated tribal society into a global presence. get it right you reap a windfall get it. and the risk is huge the whole saudi economy what's at stake. all the balance with the hollow that you face that and. living. in the world they run the risk of being toppled the royal family could be running for the.
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issue is really you know is an i.p.o. best for the company and when you look at graeme coke the company you have to realize that unlike other companies. ram co operated for years without ever imagining and i p o. so they've never had to make decisions with the thought of oh somebody maybe going to be publicly listed or we'd like to publish this here's how we need to have our finances are great here's the kind of growth that we need to be showing in our financial statements to make investors see our value. analysts have never followed around because it was never seen as a potential investment and now that's changing around for many years to have a strategy of form term growth and long term revenue because their idea was that they were making money for the benefit of the saudi state if they're going to
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i.p.o. then they've got a suddenly think about their quarterly reports and that may change how they invest and that may not be the best strategy for saudi arabia or the kingdom holds about sixteen percent of the world's oil reserves it's the largest exporter of petroleum among opec countries and that means its economy relies heavily on oil ninety percent of exports eighty seven percent of budget revenues and nearly half of g.d.p. comes from oil. towering over these numbers is the company which digs out refined and exports that oil it pumps one out of every eight barrels of oil in the world and it's the only company which can produce a barrel of oil for less than ten dollars. says it employs sixty five thousand people but creates direct and indirect work for hundreds of thousands in the came so if it's doing so well why let it go. i think there was
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a strong case for the i.p.o. and there still is for the selling off the stake of saudi aramco and there are lots of reasons for it now it's been talking about diversifying its economy for years i think the specter of. climate action has finally made the saudis get serious about it and really the only way to diversify is through aramco i mean aramco is the source of revenues that saudi state needs to build other economic sectors even though he said his big and i did you know in middle east but still if he put the police officers some day a sample of the oil will be depleted pretty exhausted so they have to thing that you know you have to be fired here and have to get the economy was kind of ironic you're going to be relying on oil to diversify away from fossil fuels so if you think about saudi risk it's one hundred percent owner of this company that supplies
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almost one hundred percent of its government budget ok if they if it sees a risk to to that company going to far off risk it's do you need to start diversifying that risk and passing some of that along to foreign investors is one way of doing it. concerns about radical changes in strategy put a spanner in the works for saudi aramco public listed for the first time in its history the company would have to disclose everything i think when you consider the size and scope of the opportunity there's a lot of emotion and also a lot of momentum and sometimes a momentum and emotion get rolling you may lose sight of the reality of what you had to do when it came to. affectively being now an open public company before my. vision twenty thirty was unveiled as a master plan for socio economic reforms as
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a result women can drive cinemas have begun to pop up. mohammed bin solomons aim was to reorient the saudi economy away from oil and reassure investors that saudi arabia is stable and progressive. a lot has changed since the prince's international public relations drugs the efforts to convince businessmen to feel comfortable working in the kingdom also faced a blow when top saudi business kingpins were put under arrest in an opaque anti corruption drug and as a cascading effect there has been flight of capital reduced foreign investment increased saudi borrowing and a halt saudi aramco i.p.o. . the increase in in china repression inside the kingdom you know locking up of folks inside the ritz carlton a lot of those were heads of family businesses or large companies or big conglomerates you know that gives foreign investors pause. the
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murder of one journalist has washed away the veneer of change and quashed investor confidence in the north. sea i'm asking for people to be allowed to speak for them we need to make. the interest of a stakeholder never get priority over the kingdom the privatization process would mean saudi oil reserves will be up for scrutiny and to ramp those finances will be in the public eye. you go from running a business where you have endless resources and no oversight to one day having to register your company with the exchange and have to disclose every single number. the company's had over the last five to ten years every piece of cap ex every decision that's been made every partnership every single thing you've done is now in the public purview why the move. on. these
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i think begin by. the government. if you're a private company this runs so well it's painful because you have answer a lot of question but not nearly as painful as after you take people's money. those saudi economists who dared to raise concerns about the prince's ambitious twenty thirty plans are in jail. doesn't. mean that you are not in that kind of couldn't you know that you had. a day before the murder prominent economist is samo samo was indicted on terrorism related charges his crime was providing analysis some of which explained that a high valuation of aramco could mean that the kingdom will not get any oil revenue for decades because all of this will go into
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a ram co controlled by shareholders. in the beginning stages you have to take anyone's money because it is just disclosing to the exchanges here's how we run our business here's why you should be comfortable listing us you then go out to raise capital and once you're taking someone else's money they own those shares and you're a company for the people by the people you're not a company for the management management or the or the king. and the transitions massive. that changeover from state control to a public listing which began in two thousand and seventeen is now shelved for years to come kia ram co executives have also left or been moved. so that process for a company like this probably a year and a half selling a tech start up for you have a slide presentation and some hope you have
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a business that changes global markets for decades and decades it's a process that will be expansive. it will be intrusive. and it will be transformative. saudi aramco places the kingdom's reserves at two hundred sixty one billion barrels of oil but that magic number with no real third party audit has remained more or less constant for nearly thirty years since the one nine hundred eighty s. there have been rising production changes in technology and no announcements of major oil discoveries in the kingdom other oil giants such as shell and exxon have revised down their reserves during this period. if on average saudi production was at nine million barrels a day in the last thirty years a ramp has pumped out nearly one hundred billion barrels without a dent in its two hundred sixty one billion reserves and the jury's out on how much
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they actually have and what it's worth. looking at their reserves figure is you know makes if you look too closely at it you start to wonder how it can stay roughly constant from year to year when they're they're producing an export and so much oil every year disclosure of the reserves it's a top secret in saudi arabia and i think this is a significant concern on the part of around co-executors they treat their reserves with kid gloves their duty is to get the most out of these reserves in the best way possible the reserve confidence will only be consistent with third parties verifying the information that's got to be done through a regulatory fashion that everyone's comfortable it can't just be something a company says and hopes is the case you've got to verify. whatever other qualities god may have given the saudis he gave them a lot of wealth in the ground and that's not going to go away so we want might
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quibble over the over the reserves. but you know the saudis have the ability to do fracking. but i haven't even started basically. but would the possibility of higher reserves be enough for investors to finance. probably the biggest downside is the transparency that would have resulted around saudi reserves saudi oil reserves that doesn't change very much from year to year and really hasn't changed much over the past couple of decades doesn't give much insight beyond the single number you know around two hundred sixty billion barrels if saudi aramco would have listed shares in the new york stock exchange or the london stock exchange the regulators would force saudi arabia to come clean on all of its reserves you know how much of that is proven probable or otherwise i think that's
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a tough sell within the kingdom within saudi aramco and within the ministry and all the way up to the head of state i don't think so do you arabia is not trustworthy when it comes to their reserves i think their reserves that there but the capacity is another question the saudi aramco has never produced twelve and a half million barrels a day and has never come within about a million barrels a day of that says that it can reach that level of capacity after a period of about six months of additional investment right so it can't just twist a few valves and crank up an extra two million barrels a day i can remember on one occasion. sitting in the office of of them. minister petroleum who did not know that i understood arabic. when one of his hades came rushing in. and said we've got we've proved the reserves in this particular
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new field they had found and he said well how much is it three billion barrels and he said oh it's too small kaput. well that's twice the alaska reserve. if you had full access to to ramp those reserves figures and you know other inside details about its revenue streams and whatnot you know anybody with a smartphone could could second guessed saudi minister you know right now when the when the oil minister goes to vienna to speak in public at an opec meeting and you can see him just surrounded by hordes of reporters each shoving their voice recorder in his face to catch a cold snippet of what he says about you know saudi plans saudi reserves saudi oil production. in assad saudi market strategy the world would be is quite is dependent on the oil minister for information you know to sort of on the walk the. you know
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the secrets of what america was going to do also you know you put those those that information out there it's out there for everyone. we should just be dynamic in the response and the reserves matter because the reserves and output give saudi arabia the regional and international clout as the largest producer in the oil producing club of nations known as opec vacation travel lodging billions and billions and billions of dollars of industry get moved by opec. and opec being a saudi driven organization they have to be meticulous the company is so good at what it does that that also brings its leaders a certain amount of political clout when it comes to opec and when it comes to other dealings with other countries apprentice not the top down and. really wants
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to start belies the oil price at the some extent in that if you did their part bag i think it's still embodied then to how then we can bring the good the best of the prize but it's. the prize that benefits are going to prove himself and the prize that also benefited the producer and consumer. the studio for good within the comic organization with every system fundamentals focus on addressing the global markets needs porter reliable supply is petroleum saudi arabia is the keystone in opec it is the big dog it's the ringleader if you will within opec opec members maintain a little bit here and there and has more than one billion barrels per day of spare oil production capacity that that i know but maintains that that kind of level of spare capacity. at you know as as a policy that saudi arabia saudi aramco typically maintain you know
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a million two million barrels two million barrels a day of oil production capacity that they don't use ok so no profit oriented firm would ever do this you wouldn't invest all the billions in developing oil fields and pipelines and storage facilities and production infrastructure and then just leave it dormant saudi aramco has done it at the behest of the sad state. and you know it's the key aspect in the saudi u.s. partnership the ramp those ability to bring more oil production online and its willingness to cut back at times the markets are oversupplied let's go to the crux of the the u.s. and saudi strategic partnership. saudi arabia if we broke with them i think your oil prices would go through the roof i've kept them down they've helped me keep them down right now we have low oil prices are relatively i'd like to see it go
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down even lower. billions of dollars are treated at the world's largest stock exchange it's business as usual on wall street but like other exchanges around the . world also tried to sway saudi aramco to list in new york even the us president weighed in on his preferred medium of communication but the strict requirements remained a deterrent for the i.p.o. which was being called the world's largest offering it would be a double whammy for mohamed been so much to not get the two trillion dollars valuation and having to compromise on not listing on the world's largest stock market. you're the world's largest oil producer and you don't list in the world's largest stock exchange that's definitely something i do definitely better access to capital new york is terribly complicated by virtue of the nine eleven hangover so i thought from the beginning it was quite you know it was
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a nice thing to dangle before the americans but it was probably not going to come to us you know there aren't that many exchanges that can do this london and new york were the two main ones that that that could really handle something like this both of which have pretty stringent transparency requirements new york's more south . london was signaling that it was willing to roll back. some of its transparency requirements and make a special deal for aramco the princes i.p.o. hit the brakes from a lofty two trillion dollar valuation to uncertainty about the size of saudi reserves for litigation risks to stringent requirements from stock exchanges but the reality was different from the political statements. i think the two trillion dollar number zero is significant for saudis but not significant for the rest of them are talking about a business that dwarfs almost every business in the us and p.
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five hundred i would say two trillion dollars is a high valuation it's not unachievable when you look at what the size of it is whether it's a trillion trillion after two trillion. the scales all relative it's massive and so if you have a business asserting two hundred three hundred four hundred billion dollars a year there's a multiple put on it. and the market's going to say well even though you're a trillion dollar business give or take whether you're one trillion or three trillion is going to be dependent on the earnings and your decline curves and your gross tragedy what type of growth percentage going to put on your business it's a huge number there's no question about it whether you look at the high level we look at the low level it's huge it's a huge i.p.o. huge company and so i guess what you're asking me is how do they expect to sell it i think there's enough money out there that can cover it but if on the
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other hand the global economy should begin to tick down would then it's going to be a hard sell they would have to lower the price putting a line in the sand is is strong and smart from your own perspective but the market's going to determine what they feel comfortable about buying. your stock it that's worth what someone tells you it's worth but we hope so when my have been someone announced the remco i.p.o. and he basically said we're looking for a valuation of two trillion dollars that's the largest valuation of all time for any company and that's of those for the whole company they were never talking about selling any more than five percent so it seems like they're looking to raise one hundred billion dollars which is a large amount but not that much so the quip but the question is really is a ram co valued at two trillion dollars what are their oil reserves which is really
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tends to be the bulk of what makes up an oil company valuation now we're also has a lot of other assets around the world not oil not upstream oil assets but they own shares in refineries in china in south korea they own oil storage facilities in japan that they own the largest oil refinery in the united states and they also have a lot of research and development things going on they've also got petro chemical and oil refineries in saudi arabia so the company is worth more than what they dig out of the ground and sell but does that get us to two trillion dollars the answer also depends on what the price of oil is at the time of the i.p.o. and when they announced the i.p.o. we were in the midst of a very period of very low well prices so you can see i would be very hard to reach a two trillion dollars valuation in say two thousand and seventeen when the price
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of oil was you know fifty or fifty five dollars a barrel. it's an indirect devaluation of the saudi economy which is reliant on a whim code. so it's not just a company with a proposed two trillion dollar price tag. there's a major problem with valuing the company. what is it that's being offered some slice of the overall company. but no direct ownership of any part of it how much are the reserves after all are they understated or overstated what level of efficiency does saudi aramco have in comparison with other oil companies. where is the future market. mohamed been so months vision was to take the money from the i.p.o. to revamp the saudi public investment fund which would play a leading role in developing non oil industries but that fund has already started
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borrowing money instead of stacking up oil revenues the tens of billions expected from a ram code never arrived and global banks provided their first ever loan of eleven billion dollars the i.p.o. it seems to be from what people say was designed to generate cash for the public investment fund of saudi arabia which is designed to make investments for the future not to use for the saudi budget not to use for those kind of projects but really a sovereign wealth fund to rely on you know when oil is no longer foreign commodity here you have a company which has been deliberately nontransparent and listed on any market that has no shareholders other than the kingdom itself to which to report in saudi arabia is not a notably free press environment and it is not a democracy and accountability is uncertain.
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the first visit by a catholic pope to the arabian peninsula the birthplace of islam and. those are your current headlines stay with us saudi aramco the company and the state continues next and will be back with a full news hour in just our half an hour. the kingdom is home to the most important religious sites for muslims but saudi arabia is a real source of power is it spoiled well into remco converts that black gold into dollars and real so. many academics experts and oil economist are the refused all refrain from speaking to us as soon as they heard it's a battle remco the kingdom's most potent economic firepower. the saudis can use oil as a weapon. opec did it in one nine hundred seventy three they put an embargo and what happened to the price of oil. it shot up over one hundred dollars
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a few years ago we saw oil prices tumble. who created that. it was the saudis. they flooded the market. why they wanted to put shallow oil out of business well it backfired. the partnership between the u.s. and saudi arabia rests on linked interests many of which have either disappeared or are now problematic they basic bargain that of. preferred access to energy in return for security protection but the united states is now the swing producer internationally for oil given fracking and we're an energy exporter not dependent on the gulf the support that the saudis provided by making american foreign policy. acceptable to most things.
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now the muslim world is so divided and the united states is so islamophobia that that bargain is gone saudi arabia also controls of vast media empire for decades it's been tens of millions of dollars to lobby cultural institutions think tanks universities even government all to improve the kingdom's image that's jumped from ten million dollars spent in two thousand and sixteen to more than twenty seven million dollars today used to fuel a sophisticated saudi influence machine that money shapes policy and perceptions and it also covers up criticism of the kingdom. much of this was revealed in twenty fifteen when wiki leaks published thousands of cable exchanges between saudi diplomats posted abroad and the foreign ministry. houston texas is an oil town. it's
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a testament to saudi soft power and how big saudi money is securely invested in the us regardless of what saudi arabia is accused of even a local marathon here is sponsored by a ram code but whether it's nine eleven or the murder of the saudi journalist jamal khashoggi it all continues to cast a shadow over the kingdom's image abroad. in terms of jasta which is the law that was passed basically saying that citizens can sue the saudi government for the role and nine eleven. that has been put forward as a reason not to list on the new york stock exchange. i'm not a lawyer but it would not be a real concern at all evidence that at least that's available if the u.s. government has presented an declassified is not significant enough to probably convict her of to get
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a. ruling you know to be able to sue the saudi them so there's that but say it was . then the question is ok so what kind of assets can you go after and if you're saying that aramco is an asset of the saudi government and therefore should pay well there's already a lot of aramco investment in the united states that they can go after they can go after moti by the largest refinery they have research centers all over there is around headquarters services company in in america i think that that's a convenient excuse to give but if they wanted to list on the new york stock exchange it's not really a significant barrier. motif as the largest refinery in the united states which goes through a whopping six hundred thousand barrels a day it's more than two thousand employees work near the gulf of mexico but this behemoth facility isn't u.s. it's a subsidiary of the centerpiece of saudi crown prince mohammed bin vision twenty
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thirty he wants to expand the petro chemicals business instead of the kingdom's heavy reliance on oil sales. is so influential in port arthur goodwill tiva security sent a policeman to stop us from filming they even called the police to hold us until they could question why journalists were filming their facilities. despite tight control over media and any opinion which doesn't fall in line with that of the kingdom. efforts to privatized had been a hard sell at home. with very little accountability of the ruling family radical changes are viewed with suspicion by many ordinary saudis. one of the major objections by people in the kingdom was their fear that the money would go into the pockets of the royal family rather than be used in a transparent way to provide government services to the people. in other words
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waste fraud and hispanic front are a concern on the part of the public they're also concerned by foreigners i think the conference is trying to create an environment conducive to foreign investment but events things keep happening questions keep getting raised that make that difficult. geo political power is to is the exclusive access to information about saudi reserves they hold that information very close and they let it out and in dribs and drabs it's almost like the strategic ambiguity around the israeli nuclear weapons capability they release what they choose to release when they choose to release it that's a source of power very similar with the oil reserves in saudi arabia. this is not the first time reforms have been promised in saudi arabia or the first time when those promises have been left up by western powers and lauded by the media. since
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the one nine hundred fifty s. the new york times which likes to be called the newspaper of record has given similar coverage to saudi kings and princes the media has given them titles such as trailblazers and performers similar to the current crown prince even the glitzy twenty thirty roadmap hints at promises. well the vision itself is hardly new this was largely drawn out i gather by consultants mckinsey in particular. and they were able to do that quickly because the ministry of planning in saudi arabia had all these ideas. there to be gathered up so the vision isn't new the drive for change in the kingdom transformative drive is also not new in many ways i had been so. resembles his grandfather abdul aziz of
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different methods applies a. united kingdom with. tribal marriages bewildering number of marriages and divorces brought different groups in the society and into its family you could go to war in the saudis so. you. see europe which took land from yemen and maybe if you had regarded saudi arabia you suppressed religious operatives there are many similarities one could say and it worked whether the current dr who work or not is unknown and certainly not the first time claims of reform have been made in saudi arabia for example king faisel when he became king he made a lot of very important changes and reforms in saudi arabia that before that the government had been spending very recklessly and carelessly under king his brother king so it was reported actually that he would carry around in his pocket to the
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budget and whenever he would see a minister say in the halls or something he would question them and say how are you spending this money and what are you doing with it so this is not the first time that that reforms have been tried probably every previous king in saudi arabia has announced it to some extent and there have been one of the key aspects i think that a lot of the reform plans always include megaprojects and in my mind those mega projects never really pan out and so that's always something to be wary of and you can hold up the ramp i.p.o. is the key example of that but there were lots of other privatisations that would have really helped kind of. move saudi arabia's economy from various state status based shoe a much more diverse and vibrant private economy so for example they wanted to sell parts of the airlines of of different national companies and it really almost seems like the reverse is happening that the state is actually more involved in the economy as opposed to last involved and that. i think is probably not
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a good sign for developing a diverse and vibrant private economy but at the same time there are shifts in. social expectations that have to her in saudi arabia and so those changes i think a setting a year of twenty thirty is probably very. ambitious i think the saudis realize that the time has come that they must change the way they run the economy or the business otherwise what would happen. iraq look what happened with iran what would happen with libya it's not too far fetched to think that that can happen with saudi arabia.
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still some that yemen was a gentle i mean how i want to say yeah i mean that he could tell you look at what they did in the p.l.o. follies and also the d.o.b. on that and then he had different spotlights but they haven't done this one with him hug the she kind of the time of them that are now that she come to help and not have a she counted on the day of the. move to make them better and help. going morning yemen is not just creating global pressure but also a strain on the saudi economy in addition tens of thousands of foreign workers have been expelled from saudi arabia the government's reduction in subsidies for a few week and utilities has become a burden it's had to borrow aggressively to plug the budget deficit. well the budgetary crisis is not new i did have a conversation with the late. then crown prince later king. up the line who
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made a real effort in the late ninety's had to institute a tax system other than sec at. and the conversation went like this i said to him you know i think you have a problem here because for example in the united states if i take a section of desert that's a part of nevada and i either invest my own money or i borrow money from a bank and i build an industrial estate a park and a related community and i don't doubt the government for anything the government still has to come up with all sorts of services police education and waste water management road maintenance even if i build the roads initially and so forth. and the same is true in saudi arabia if except even more so because at that time at least saudi arabia was heavily subsidizing electricity and water and other things
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that people needed so i said you know the difference is that in the god every cent will come back in the form of increased government revenue. and so the the the the debt will be replaced by a stream of revenue that makes the government whole it enables higher level of service whereas in saudi arabia not one how it comes back basically you have a sister and i said in which private prosperity impoverished is the government the opposite of normal economics so i've said to people. i'll give you a real nigel it's a real parliament and a role in allocating tax resources but in order to do that you've got to pay taxes and he said i came very close to getting a consensus on this in the end i failed the merchants particularly in the. western
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province would not agree so it's difficult to to rationalize a big investments in a country that's already a hard sell for investors anyway because of you know the visa requirements and red tape and you know lifestyle issues in saudi arabia a lot of a lot of foreigners it's not a you know considered a great destination for you know second homeowners or for. foreigners who are looking to move their families and put their kids in the local schools you know they would go to dubai abu dhabi or doha to go to the region. so it's you know saturday has never been a real easy sell for foreign investment for the size of its economy f.b.i. flows there aren't proportionally as big as they are for some of the more open economies around the region. perhaps the biggest challenge to the saudi economy comes from the wave of change in the way the country is being run through the
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muḥammad been sold mom's pursuit of vision twenty thirty has upset the traditional order in twenty fifteen when the. king said i ascended the throne in short order within a year old power was essentially transferred into the hands of his favorite son prominence of man this destroyed the consultative tradition within the royal family and more broadly in the kingdom here you have a young man with great ambition drive imagination. determined to change things impatient and not willing to wait for consultation. so a lot of egos have been bruised a lot of interests have been shaken many people have lodged objections to this fundamental change in the constitutional order in saudi arabia this is before you get to things like. they had
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a corruption drive which. exacted huge amounts of money from the wealthy elite in the kingdom. kings on my will be the last king of his generation it had always passed from brother to brother to brother and it's clear even though there are still some living brothers or signs of up to ozzy's it has been decided that samadhi will be the last of that generation. the next generation there are a lot of princes there and a lot of them had a great deal of control and in certain segments of the economy and and of saudi society and there always been kind of a balancing act that went on between these different segments of the royal family there been a lot of tensions produced basically traditionally in saudi arabia and the end goal for arab societies general udi. of the king or the or the i mean here the leader has the same responsibilities as the sheriff in
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a tribe there's really two responsibilities one is to. ensure that decision to taken by consensus after consultation he proclaims a consensus does not. make a decision then imposes a second responsibility is to ensure that the less fortunate the poorer share of the wealth so it's a the government or the this case the leader must distribute arms charity to the needy the saudi state is built on these principles the first one has been that the compromise as power has been gathered into one man surrounds or perhaps to. the proud parents and his father the members of the family the ruling family who were previously consulted i feel excluded in many cases from the decision making process they would have all be and had to agree together on things
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almost like different shareholders and it does appear that that process is changing i would be cautious of of saying well it's now different everything is different now it's a one man show that may be the image that they'd like to present to everyone but that doesn't mean that all of the other sources of power have necessarily been eliminated. that you know if enough brothers decide that. is not the right way that that couldn't be changed i think where it's too early to write off that process and to say that he has fully consolidated power. to utilize it and waste their time that just want to send a beautiful five hundred thirty three million dollars five hundred twenty five million dollars it's been a three year period from lucrative military contracts to support for each other's
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wars there is a special relationship between the us president the saudi king and mohamed been some all right right. but that special relationship has been under stress like i love the king solomon but it's a good thing. we're protecting you you might not be there for two weeks without us you have to pay for your village and. we filmed this during the period when the saudi government was officially denying that its agents murdered journalist jamal khashoggi the government later confessed to the killing of the saudi consulate in istanbul and admitted it was a premeditated murder. a lot of fingers are pointed at the crown prince for allegedly ordering the killing in turkey but the u.s. president still has unwavering support for muhammad bin so i don't know if anyone's going to be able to conclude that the crown prince turned it but i will say this i
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don't know i don't know but whether he did it or whether he did he denies it vehemently his father denies it the king family. the case remains open regardless of saudi denials and criminal sentences it risks the prince's grip on power for an investment vision twenty thirty and aramco i.p.o. . despite several attempts to remco and its subsidiaries did not respond to our request for interviews partly as. the killing of the saudi journalist that has put them in the spotlight and if they come forward and tell the whole truth of what happened then that will be a sign that they're really ready for a change if not. they may be faced with harsh. economic sanctions.
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and if that's the case the market. seems to be saying well saudi arabia's economy is going to fall off a cliff on the foreign policy front the kingdom has flirted into a series of adventures none of which have turned out well it is stuck with a garrison along with others from the go gulf cooperation council in bahrain. where under arrest continues and shows no sign of abating. it is it has become. really battered by syria which has been a transformative situation in the middle east brought the russians back in is the major foreign player for example. saudi arabia is relationships with turkey have been badly damaged. by this it has. seen fit to
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divide itself from qatar. and conducted blockade which again shows no sign of going away and rich essentially divides the gulf cooperation council irreparably and finally of course it is a gauged in a war in yemen with no clear objective that is feasible and no war terminations strategy. saudi aramco said failure to launch and the young leaders stumble from one crisis to another are directly linked there is an urgency to rush into things but also a lack of experience. that is really like planning for the growth of the nation. not the. exit of an i.p.o. and the growth of the nation takes a lot more planning. and
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a couple months and ultimately you see they've pulled back i would guess because they recognize that this is a transformational moment it's going to take. a lot more time and energy to get into the realm of the public markets if they ever get comfortable they may never become for with i know there are elements within so decided who don't want to see that change and they feel that this is too much and too soon and too big and the pushback from the government has been they need to be dragged kicking and screaming into these changes and best is the way it's going to be i see that as a much bigger backlash than even the religious or conservative people is really unemployment and saudis not taking jobs or they've made a big push to get rid of foreign labor in saudi arabia but the problem is that if you're not replacing that with saudi labor then you're not going to have. an
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economy if people aren't taking jobs and unemployment remains high despite there being jobs then you've got a significant problem and i see that really as the biggest threat to the changes they can make all the decrees they want but if people don't work people aren't working and making money and they don't see that as a valuable part of their lives that and they're not going to pacify people with movie theaters. it's all to me a function of how fast they want to get to their end goal which none of us know that the more they're in the street is obviously toil but they need to be more open and that's to keep saudi arabia has to make it on its own don't extend it never do it so far it seems to be having difficulty right now there's no substitute for oil so it's not going to go away in the short term you know the writing is on the wall and the saudis have have read it. the saudi crown prince is adamant that he is the
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hope of change he may have the desire but what he can actually achieve with me is the big question. that. this is the media savvy princes first public appearance three weeks after the murder. at an event. in the desert.
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i know that the rain is continuing to pour across many parts of queensland in townsville where we have seen something of a lull but the wet weather isn't too far away you can see a swelling here on the satellite picture and plenty more wet weather to come as we head through the day on choose day and even for wednesday as well the heaviest falls are likely to be along the eastern coast but even a long way further inland we're likely to see some heavy rain that's going to give us more in the way of flooding here too while lotto continues it's actually cool down for us down in the southeast so the temperatures there much better than they were thirty two degrees in adelaide and force in melbourne they'll be around thirteen as we head into thursday for the west though it's still going to stay hot force in perth the temperatures well over thirty degrees when you see the end of the fine weather is being chased down by this next weather system that's got some pretty strong winds all in the gauge and then we'll see the rain they were his way across as the temperatures really will drop so from twenty six in christ has down to just fifteen as we head through wednesday several changed. and
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a bit breezy as well as we head up towards the northern parts of asia well we've got one weather system that's pulling itself together you can't really see it on tuesday is still working its way out of china but here it is on wednesday heavy rain that's from it looks like it'll be dragging down the temperatures to force in tokyo. al jazeera this is the opportunity to understand the story in a very different way where there are people who feel how can we don't leave our. elite. this is zero. zero there i'm sure they went on this is the al-jazeera news hour live from london
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coming up. that as well as opposition leader one why do appeals to the military not to block the desperately needed aid his backers are promising to send. al-shabaab says it's bombed a busy shopping area in malta to shoot and kill the manager of a port company in the put clinton region. yemen is hit by an outbreak of swine flu a virus proving deadly in a country weakened by cholera starvation and four. and two company executives are jailed for one of hungry is worst environmental disaster. and an peta statement with the supporters refugee footballer. raby continues to fund the extradition to bahrain and it's confirmed that one body can be seen among the wreckage of the plane that was carrying caught of city football in million of sala .
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a warm welcome to news hour we begin in venezuela where opposition nato one has made a new appeal to the military to abandon president nicolas maduro canada has joined the u.s. in pledging humanitarian aid for why those administration but without the military support it will be hard getting it into the country to do is rejected all offers of aid despite the humanitarian crisis raging in his country this was why those latest message to the country's soldiers nuance on the god of the media. are you going to deny your family's aid are you going to help open a humanitarian corridor the moment is now patriotic soldier captain colonel. navy officer general the moment is now if you have any doubts ask your families what is the right thing to do we have given you assurances of and this the and we have also told you of the role you will play in the reconstruction of this country well
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earlier one by bill got another boost to an eleven european countries recognize him as the country's interim president several e.u. nations have given president nicolas maduro a sunday deadline to call a presidential election or they would endorse. the do is ally russia has condemned what it describes as european and so for us venezuela's government says it will revise its relations with countries like france and spain following their endorsement. it will be italy spain yeah i don't care to go to the spanish government announces that it recognizes officially the president of the national assembly of venezuela mr blanco marquez as interim president of venezuela. get i mean a little bit annoyed by also announce that the spanish government has the intention of promoting in the heart of the european union and also in the united nations humanitarian plan to address an urgent plea the serious situation in venezuela may no one forget that the people of venezuela are the ones suffering the serious
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consequences of this conflict and the material regime. well madero single by spain's prime minister as he is the e.u. is yet another event with the military. you know we can figure out of fairness and i say to mr sanchez go to bed but if one day there is a coup d'etat in your hands you have blood on them just like the hands of post samaria us knowing the war in iraq that they will forever be stained with blood and history will remember you as a puppet who was put at the service of the interventionist war mongering policy of donald trump. well the vatican says medulla his wrists unless it's a pope francis requesting quote a dialogue to help resolve the situation in venezuela meanwhile the u.n. secretary general antonio guitarist says the u.n. will not join any international initiatives on venezuela in order to remain neutral . been following with of course a lot of concern the recent evolution of the situation in venezuela there is been
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a number of initiatives by several groups of countries who have been in contact with the protectionists of all these initiatives but the un secretary it is the site it's not to be part of any of these groups in order to give credibility to war which continued off of good offices to the parties. to be able with their requests to help find a political solution while canadian prime minister justin trudeau has pledged forty million dollars in humanitarian aid for venezuelans he's been hosting a meeting of latin american countries and also with the fourteen nations lima group was set up back in twenty seven teams to work towards a peaceful resolution to years of crisis in venezuela it's reaffirmed his support for wide door and call for the immediate delivery of humanitarian aid well let's go live now to two reasonable who's in caracas for us either it's a reason i guess the million dollar question is how the military is going to
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respond to that earlier emotive appeal from why do. well that is the big question of what is going to be the response of the border because this humanitarian aid is supposed to be arriving to the city of course with the right of the border between colombia and venezuela and from there it's going to be distributed it's not clear yet how it's going to turn the country because so far the government of nicolas moder said that any type of humanitarian aid would be an intervention and that the soldiers at the border are supposed to repel that humanitarian aid so it's not clear yet how that's going to happen and that's definitely going to be and that's being tension this is a big big test for the military and for its faithfulness stored. on till now what we have seen are very small groups of soldiers that are there to to rebel against the current administration but the leadership remains loyal to motherhood or they key spaces in his cabinet and so far they remain loyal to the venezuelan president
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and series of the douro of course is less than impressed by the support of european countries for his rival and he had particular words for spain well that's correct is very angry at the spanish prime minister as we heard before he's accused him of being up puppets of donald trump also said that he's hands would be stained with blood if there is a military intervention like the former spanish prime minister jose marti yes not during the invasion of iraq imo don't in a way have lots of attacks against european leaders but also he had a word that he wrote a letter to the pope asking him to mediate he also said that he was going to start collecting signatures and that he was going to take them or he was going to send them to washington in order to inform donald trump that any type of intervention in this country is not a while come and see result what the general public how did they view this
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intervention from european and other countries. well the country's polarized and there's some factories that remain loyal to. oppose any type of intervention not only from the united states but also from europe but mostly in venezuela today there is need there is need almost everywhere is especially in the most vulnerable sectors people that are desperate for medicines that are desperate for food let's not forget that one way though has already said that already three hundred thousand people are adrift of dying and that's why humanitarian aid is so important in this country right now and those are the people that are expecting some type of change they don't care so much about where it comes from by they do need they desperately need many things and ford among other items it's reasonable there live from crack a series of thank you well venezuela's economy was once the envy of south america
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but inflation is out of control and its economy shrunk by forty seven percent since twenty thirteen but there are blames the u.s. for waging an economic war while his critics say the socialist policies that began under former president hu chavez are at sold but one factor that's not in dispute is oil venezuela has the largest known oil reserves in the world and its economy is vulnerable to boom bust cycles and they say chavez his government didn't manage to say to our company properly redistributing resources and replacing experts with allies they also failed to diversify the economy well that means that when all prices starts to promise twenty fourteen the dewar's government couldn't absorb the blow productions no tumble to one point one million barrels a day that is a third of what it was on the chavez oil revenue accounts though for ninety five percent of foreign currency earnings and that means that the governments have to cut imports by seventy five percent creating massive shortages of basic goods.
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well i'm joined in the studio by id while compass is a latin america political risk analyst for the data and information service i and market diego thanks very much for joining us on the program lots to talk about first of all i want to talk about the aid situation so we know that the aid has been pledged how is it going to make it into the country given that obviously there isn't control around the borders except for the military and how is it that we distributed fairly yes absolutely i mean what we know is that these international humanitarian aid is going to be placed in the border we call on bia potentially also in the border with brazil and it is possible that part of the eight would also be placed in international waters now the key thing here is whether once the eighty's plays there whether the military would block these humanitarian aid which
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the people are demanding on the streets the people or their mom in the streets not only for mother to step down for one way go to assume go in functions but also for these humanitarian aid in the form of food i'm able supplies to come into the country i'm just going to be the key test or the loyalty or the military for more durable so we've got the situation haven't we within the military ranks where you've got some of the lower ranks who are as affected and their families by being poverty stricken by the economic situation which we've just been describing then you've got the upper echelons of the military who appear to be and were doing pocket so what can you imagine that might happen so they start communicating and finding a way to face the future whatever that might be absolutely no one should be surprised about the fact that the high military command continues to be loyal to model these military elites are the ones who have the benefit the who profiteering from been
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its weight loss economic situation but during granting them control over the also. services or poor it's over food imports some of them not all but some of the top military commanders are highly involved in drug trafficking fuel smuggling illegal mining in human trafficking and i really see that there is corruption a money laundering and clearly these top military commanders are not only concerned that their political and economic influence will diminish if there were to were didn't change but also that they could be held accountable for corruption illicit activities and indeed gross human rights violations not only in the current wave of protests but also in protests in two thousand and seventeen two thousand and fourteen another protests which have been taking place in venezuela almost every day and this is where they meet ranks on the round file most of the really big brands their families are struggling in the same things that the rest of it is well it sure is a food basic good electricity blackout sure you saw water supplies shortage of gas
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which most men as well as used to cook and all these problems and their support for mother on the high military command will be crucially that they come. communication is going to be key here then from what you're saying and in the mid to lower ranks how would you weigh that the likelihood of that communication happening quickly and smoothly are we enforce says four five six months potentially that's the crucial point you really are. lack of coordination budiman occasion a lot of support of the operands have been the main problem for these ranks to stage actions which could succeed in sort of these places. from power and that's a key problem and i think the international community needs to be prepared for the fact that potentially meet drunks are not going to be able to stage actions which could overwhelmingly elite draws you to asia where model is force to step down so what does that mean just very quickly what that means he's
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a probably the international community will have to conduct a stronger air force to make sure that international aid comes into the country we drunks and the armed forces in general are one of the to do shows in the world which is under stronger surveillance not only by the countering tell you see agency locally known as he has seen but also by cuban spies so that's something to take into account when it comes to international law and de gaulle moyle campus life for much for joining us thank you thank you julie now the armed group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility for two attacks in somalia at least twelve people were killed and several more injured when a car bomb exploded near a shopping mall in the capital mogadishu a restroom was destroyed in that blast well the armed group says its fighters also shot dead the head of a porch operations company in the semi-autonomous somali region of put and paul anthony for most or who was a maltese national ran operations there for the job by own p. o.
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and o.-port company al-shabaab spokesman says the group targeted from a was because he worked for a company that quote occupies the area. well if area l. me is a professor of international relations at qatar university and he says that al-shabaab ability to carry out these attacks shows how weak the government currently is. this has been going on for a while and in fact it's more to the weakness of the state throw them based on thoughts. come only be strong to the extent of the government is weak and this is the. year after year to do the same through the course will basically depending on some structures some still go only or pubs the minstrels to provide every move with . the us national are to me at least to the way or the way to go about building goods extremely slow if you want to uproot you have to combine it on the ground and
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also nutritionists in what whoever is from the sublime i think would submit on the moment is the only external is of fighting in fact somali government is not able to lead it's almost a designed its own security policy on them not to own it simply because they don't have the kababs the the ability or mostly just a little dog runs through here and we're clear of cutting wherever we want to target that's exactly what they are sending and that is all that nobody can just dispute. coming up on this these are from london new government pledges millions of dollars to search for for cheap thousand such as it is missing in mexico. the us military is deployed to help deal with devastating floods which have brought crocodiles into the streets. i mean it's a record equalling super bowl championships for the new england patriots pizza will have the action and reaction later in sports.
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pope francis has again condemned the war in yemen saying the consequences of the country's devastating civil war are quote before our eyes the café leader was speaking at a gathering of faith leaders in the united arab emirates one of the main coalition partners backing him as government and its fight against the rebels on sunday he appealed for yemen's warring parties to observe a truce and that essentially he delivered to millions of people it's the first visit by a catholic pope to the arabian peninsula the birthplace of islam. and i wake of swine flu is the latest medical emergency to hit yemen the surge in cases of the virus follows the world's worst squalor there and the war which has left millions of yemenis weekend by starvation and vulnerable to disease priyanka gupta reports. another arrival in this hospital in the capital sanaa another victim of the
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consequences of the war in yemen fatima is suffering from each one n one influenza also known as swine flu it's known to break down the immune system and cause lung problems among other complaints but the saudi u.a.e. coalition's repeated targeting of hospitals means the flu which is best treated of detected early has been diagnosed late or. she suffered from coughing for about twenty days we have seen several doctors and several hospitals but it is here where she has finally been properly diagnosed the virus is spreading. mostly in the hooty controlled areas of sanaa souther and abe for hundreds of cases reported so far there's only one type of medicine available most hospitals are running out and pharmacies that do stalk the medicine are charging forty dollars for it the lifesaving drugs are simply out of reach for the families of the patients because they live out of who are now looking for the medicine that
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deals with such a virus we were shocked to know that the hospital only gave us some of the needed tablets and not all of them because of a medicine shortage a lot that we and other patients need more meds so we urge the united nations and the ministry of health to do whatever it takes to make this medicine available. that's a tall order where more than fifty percent of the people don't have access to regular health care less than half of humans hospitals are working and the risk of an edge one and one epidemic is increased in crowded cities and towns. with yemenis displaced by war when. we are talking about a massive spread of disease the ministry of health has registered in its latest statistics four hundred nineteen cases of swine flu this is the number we believed to register but there are dozens of patients that have not been registered because of the inability of those patients to access health centers due to the war and the
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siege the death toll has so far reached eighty six the u.n. is trying to rescue those he spoke to sweden in december to stop fighting in the city of hadera renewed fighting around the port is making it almost impossible for critical a to reach patients needing medicine for the x one n one flu virus. though al-jazeera the mexican government says it will dedicate more than twenty million dollars to help find an estimated forty thousand missing people the move was alliance by mexico's top human rights official often known as the disappeared many of the missing are young people who are fallen prey to organized crime including the countries the tourist drugs cartels around the tenth or migrants traveling through mexico. it's estimated that there are currently forty thousand missing people of more than eleven hundred kind of thing graves around twenty six thousand and they don't divide bodies in morgues and this is
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proof of the magnitude of the humanitarian crisis and human rights violations jeff facing and that he must overcome the country. well let's get more on this story now from john home when his in mexico city hi there john so what is this new plan consist of. well you just heard that they're going to put twenty million dollars into this fight and that in itself is going to be a big change from what came before they're going to have a national commission to look for the disappeared the rules already that sort of body that was in place but it was chronically underfunded and understaffed so the new government is really saying we're going to put some money into this we're going to make sure that this is a priority for us they're interviewing at the moment for the head of that commission they hope to get that done this week what they've also said as well is that we lack at the moment a national registry a national database that really cool donates different states across mexico but also different institutions from the jails to the psychiatric hospitals so the
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moves you heard there are one hundred ciena say that there were twenty six thousand bodies without identification in the moves so if you can really put that together and start to put those identifications in a national database and the cost to administrations have been saying they're going to do the same thing and it has never quite happened then obviously you're going to start identifying more people here one of the interesting thing that mr unseen isn't so he said was that he was going to go after those responsible even if they were state actors in a lot of n.g.o.s have said that it's not just organized crime in mexico it's also the security forces the army the navy municipal authorities that have been disappearing people is just a convenient way to get rid of anyone who's a thorn in their side who who or who they suspect of being involved in anything illegal and so on the numbers are staggering on the force
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a thousand people disappear why are the numbers so high specifically in mexico and his thoughts behind the disappearance. well i think the numbers are so high obviously because this country has been going through a period of thaw and says cartels and the government fight against each other that's only getting worse two thousand and eighteen was a record year for that but i think also there's been a profound lack of political will to solve this issue across years when now we've been going across the country reporting and talking to different groups of people remember just a couple of years ago in better crews one of the biggest mass graves in the entire country there were a group of women there just negotiating to being able to be allowed in to search for their lost loved ones we've rudimentary tools themselves and they were digging there really on helped by any federal or state authorities and that's
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a pattern across mexico just groups of people all denies in themselves using whatever comes to hand and just trying to get the job done themselves we spoke to another group of poor women in the southern state of what could just trying to find their husbands they can across the country knocking on the doors of prisons of moves no one who wanted to help them from the authorities and in the end they just had to give up it was so crushing for them because obviously that will never be a wound that gets sealed for them and the thora sees really evil because they've been complacent or because officials have been afraid of getting involved in this really haven't wanted to their hands and that's the challenge now for the new government it's then our paper they've said what they wanted to do can they change the mentality of the officials in mexico so i'm home and they're live from mexico city john thank you. brazil's president year old son morrow is in the intensive care unit of a so powerful hospital following the removal of
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a colostomy bag also nara was fitted with the back after being stabbed in the abdomen joining last year's election campaign a spokesman for the president says doctors found him dreamed of accumulation of liquid in an area near his intestine he's no fever or pain but won't leave hospital likely until before next monday former mayor who campaigned on an anti corruption ticket has been elected the new president of el salvador with fifty four percent of the bull now you bouquet won more than all the other candidates combined with thirty seven year olds victory highlights vociferous over the failure of the two main political parties to tackle violence and corruption among his first challenges will be us president donald trump's call to hold people from leaving for the us violence has made el salvador one of the world's most murderous countries driving salvadorans to free north. only one place the new president needs to one grow the economy and
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a country that isn't doing that badly and the other eradicate the problem of gangs these are the two key issues for the salvadoran people let's hope and i will be able to do something bizarre new york when i ask god for him to be a good president for him to do something for this country and not just make promises to fulfill everything he says. was being described as a once in a century rain is causing catastrophic flooding in northeast australia sauza holmes us of largest in the queensland city of townsville where two men have been reported missing and crocodiles are adding to the danger barnett smith reports. opening the floodgates of the ross river dam in queensland created what australia's weather bureau called dangerous and high velocity flows with the damage three hundred percent capacity engineers said they had no option downstream homes in the coastal city of townsville a flooded more than a thousand people have been moved to safety we've never seen
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a year's worth of rain in less than seven dies you know and that's not exactly what we've claimed for and it really is new parameters that we're moving into northern australia is tropical and typically experiences heavy monsoon rains but recent downpours are far in excess of the norm in some parts of townsville salt water crocodiles displaced by the flood waters have been spotted and there's more heavy rain on the way this monsoonal trough just doesn't want to seem to move much at all there's going to be heavy rainfall over the next couple of days there will also be damaging wind gaffes and intense rainfall with significant flash flooding australia's armed forces have been called in to help with what has been described as once in a century floods some areas of queensland are expected to get a year's worth of rain in just a week and twenty thousand homes at risk of being submerged if the heavy rains continue. bernard smith al-jazeera. still ahead this half hour children cold
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through rubbish for fuel to burn as winter bites in the unofficial refugee camps on turkey's border with syria. wanted for murder kidnap and blackmail the indian businessman and alleged gangster facing extradition from senegal. and no freedom in sight for the bahraini footballer who is fighting extradition from thailand. and we're seeing some very heavy snow over parts of europe recently this is what it is look like in prague a lot of heavy snow there and that was accompanied by some very gusty winds as well that pulled them trees and power lines and caused quite a lot of power outages that system responsible is retreating towards the northeast
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so it's taking the heavy snow with it i'm behind it it's a little quieter as we head through the next few days of vienna should have a fine day with the top temperature of around four and there's that snow retreating northwards we're going to have a system working its way in from the atlantic though that's bringing us some rather wet and windy conditions and pushing its way into the northwestern parts of france as well driving up the temperatures though so it's mild to despite the wind in the right eleven degrees in london and just about in double figures they paris down towards the southeast corner of europe and here with far more in the way of rain and that's also affecting us across the northern parts of africa as well so for some of us here they could be around eighty millimeters of rain in the next couple of days and that easily enough to give us some flooding in this part of the world safer to musea am parts of libya very very wet during the day on tuesday that on wednesday that system begins to pull away eastwards as it does so it's still going to be giving us one or two rather lively downpours and there's some pretty strong winds mixed in with that system as well even for wednesday.
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the world's largest oil company fails to become public water tap an. all the kingdom of the company inseparable here the world's largest oil producer and you don't list in the world's largest stock exchange that definitely felt something al-jazeera investigates the politics of oil the middle east's most potent economic weapon. saudi arran co the company and the stakes on al-jazeera. and hundred fourteen on. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for the dry river beds like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country
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haven't truly been able to escape the war. i remind of the top stories here on. venezuelan opposition leader won by doe has again appealed to the military to break ranks and support him as the country's interim leader strips not simple humanitarian aid to millions of venezuelans promised them a role in reconstructing the country al-shabaab says is behind a car bombing that killed at least twelve people in somalia's capital mogadishu government from the armed group also shot dead a multi man who worked for an m.r.i. and ct operator in could plan. and pope francis has again condemned the war in
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yemen and this time he was speaking in the united arab emirates one of the main coalition partners backing yemen's government in its fight against the rebels. for the millions of syrians displaced by war winter is the most difficult time those in unregistered camps of the worst affected aid agencies working there are appealing for donors as resources run short of aid has more from near getting am tip on turkey's border with syria. the dangerous still only source of warmth in the flimsy tent the fumes make it hard to breathe the sheets on the floor and are always dumped is little choice but to burn. plastic waste becomes fuel to stay warm children sift through what others throughout nor in the danger the risk of disease and the stench sometimes they're injured when the garbage bags contain broken glass for sharp objects maybe in his family moved to this refugee camp over
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a year ago this father was killed in the city of hama and his brother was wounded in an airstrike. now me he takes care of the family with his mother. he goes out with other children to collect plastic he sells some of it and burns the rest to stay warm. i work in the land for until sunset i make around fifty dollars a month camps around ours have schools but we don't have anything i don't know why there's nothing else for me to do except collecting nylon tin and copper from the garbage dump. nearly a hundred families live in the camp near hama and it led many are too poor to try to move elsewhere for them a share knows the risks of inhaling toxic fumes but says it's better than freezing to death. god knows our situation the smoke is very bad from the nylon bags we use it for the heating we burn cans shoes no one is looking after us. as aid workers
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say they are aware of such clusters of families but with limited resources being spent in official camps there's not much they can do. we call these unofficial or organized camps they come about because of the city and they are nothing like the organized ones here the situation is much worse they are at risk from extreme weather more than fifty percent of the camps in northern syria are on organized and they are in this situation the un's children agency says nearly six million children in and outside syria have been affected by war for nearly eight years the vinta is always being the most difficult period and with the prolonged conflict and support for people each year keeps getting worse. as many children continue to inhale toxic fumes and suffer health education problems many don't have high hopes for the future some a big job without a zero. at the border between turkey and syria. last week democratic and republican
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senator in the u.s. asked amendments y. d. seen as a rebuke to president trump and his plan to withdraw troops from syria and afghanistan now the senate is preparing to vote on a new amendment opposing the pull of u.s. troops let's get more then from she has returned see in washington either she has so what's today's vote designed to achieve. what it's going to do is it will have a procedural vote that will have to catch that amendment which was tabled by mitch mcconnell the senate majority leader the republican senate majority leader that was discussed last week which warns of a precipitous quote withdrawal from syria and afghanistan the vote in about an hour be whether to attach that to a larger bill on the middle east the republicans first bill of the year in the sudden fact which also extends aid to israel and jordan imposes new sanctions on bashar assad and most controversially allows local and state governments not to use contractors to boycott israel because of israel's illegal occupation of palestine
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said their vote in about an hour will attach mcconnell's amendments to that larger bill and then they'll be a vote as to whether to move move that larger bill forward for more discussion and debate and a vote by the end by the end of the week as well so that's the procedural stuff but it is fascinating as you say it is seen as a rebuke by the establishment by both democrats and republicans in the senate for who any talk of withdrawal of u.s. troops in the middle east is frankly heretical but what's fascinating is how the fault lines have developed because none of the potential democratic presidential candidates voted for this bill and they recognize like donald trump that those in the base of both the republican other democrat party do want an end to what they call endless war bernie sanders last week for example saying how can you call it a precipitous if the u.s. withdraws from its longest war after seventeen years in afghanistan how how can you be against a u.s. presence in syria when there's an illegal vehicle obligation or justification for
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u.s. troops to be there in the first place this is all rather symbolic fight it will probably pass in the senate by the end of the week but it will probably die in the house in the house of representatives and go no further partly because of that that provision against b.d.s. against boycotting is rather she have a chance of a live from washington d.c. we have thank you. iraqi president barham saleh has rebuked donald trump after the u.s. president said he would keep troops in the country in order to monitor iran sela said that trump haven't asked for permission to station troops there indefinitely was responding to trump's comments in an interview on sunday. we spent a fortune on building this incredible base we might as well keep it and one of the reasons i want to keep it is because i want to be looking a little bit at a red because iran is a real problem well from seraing seven barrus the government in iran for whom iran is now a close ally but it wasn't always so after the one nine hundred seventy nine islamic
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revolution forty years ago iraq invaded iran with the backing of western and arab allies the eight year war with million a weenie in lives as well as hundreds of thousands of iraqis same bus travie has more now from teheran. meets a lady was just a teenager when iraq declared war on iran in one nine hundred eighty he joined the army a just fourteen years old and spent five years as a front line soldier injured multiple times he would recover and had once more into the fray. but his war ended when a gas attack destroyed seventy percent of his lungs and impaired his vision. isn't going to care though the immediately after the revolution when our army wasn't well prepared we came under attack from iraq the islamic revolutionary guard corps was too busy with internal conflicts so as it happens in any other country people volunteered to defend their nation against the aggressors. it was a conflict that shattered the lives of millions of iranians iran and iraq are now
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the closest of allies but the war taught iranian leaders important lessons in national security that have influenced policy decisions ever since the post revolution government was shaky and caught off guard. forty years later military leaders want everyone to know it won't happen again. the anniversary of the islamic revolution kicked off with another display of military strength unveiled at an arms expo at the hands made mosque to have a say is reported to be a ranch latest surface to surface cruise missile iranian commander see it has a range of more than thirteen hundred kilometers and is named after the city famous for resisting iraqi forces during the war that dog days and. we live in a time when certain rulers who have no regard for the rights of nations ignore their commitment to treaties and international laws and walk all over them in such a world it is wise that we defend our national security by every means possible despite all sanctions. iranians appear keen to boost public confidence in the
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military civilians here get a rare peek at iran's arsenal and enemies a warning to keep their distance. in the forty years since revolution iran has faced ongoing tensions with the united states israel and several arab neighbors as well as taking on illegal drug cartels and armed groups on its eastern borders beisel and iranian dissidents have also carried out attacks on your iranian soil and the ballistic missiles program better iran says is for self-defense has been widely condemned even by its european allies have on it therefore you agree with your strongly you know the level of iran's defense capability has become a stabilizing factor in the region in many sectors we rank in the top five ten in the world and what is important is that all these programs create stability and security in the region. iranian military might help drive eisel out of iraq keep allies in power in syria and support the fighters against the saudi oil
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listen in yemen key military victories that appear to have taught iran's leaders the best way to deal with friends and enemies is from a position of strength. to her on a hunger in court has handed them jail sentences to the heads of a company responsible for one of the country's worst environmental disaster ten people were killed and rivers were destroyed when more than a million cubic meters of toxic sludge. in twenty ten charlie and she makes things. this was the toxic tide that swept through three villages in hungary in two thousand and ten when sludge containing hazardous waste burst through the banks of a storage reservoir ask nick berg create an untold damage to the region the country's worst environmental disaster responsible for killing ten people and injuring two hundred more. but in twenty sixteen cleared the managers of the aluminum plant mile
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of negligence with the judge ruling that the cause of the reservoir collapse was the unstable soil beneath the storage pond at the time there were protests in court when. that verdict has now been reversed with two directors of the plant being found guilty of endangering the public by criminal negligence and sentenced to two and a half years in prison i these pictures taken by environmental organization w w f a from four months before the disaster they say they showed clear signs of weakness in the reservoir structure suggesting it was already leaking the evidence being the channel of red liquid seen on the left. the new verdict is a win for environmentalist and local residents but despite some spent on deep blue to the region hundreds of hectares of land remain sealed off fit the following it will that traces of the tragedy for years to come. out is there. the u.k.
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government has approved the extradition of an indian business tycoon once known as the king of good times for his lavish lifestyle mainly moved to the u.k. in twenty sixteen after defaulting on debts worth more than one billion dollars his business empire once included kingfisher beer the formula one team source india and the now defunct kingfisher airlines indian authorities have been trying to extradite on fraud charges to unpaid wages operational costs and said he offered to repay the money in full last year as fourteen days to appeal that decision meanwhile prosecutors in senegal are also preparing to extradite one of india's most wanted fugitives ravi project he was arrested in the capital dakar last month after more than fifteen years on the run he's wanted for murder kidnapping and blackmail this targets allegedly including bollywood star. has more now on our. way to this upscale neighborhood of the capital the car that a man described by the indian press
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a dawn of the underworld project was found in arrested just a few weeks ago he's been living here in hiding for a number of years he owns a strings of businesses a real estate agency a restaurant and a barber shop where he was arrested by the senegalese security forces just weeks ago through a tip off of the indian intelligence services that have been looking for him for the last fifteen years now he owns this restaurant tomorrow roger a very popular among extract customers myself included i've eaten here and been served by this man who would come at the end of the meal distributing sweets with a smile a little did we know that he was in fact in india. gangster wanted for murder and also wanted because he tried to extort money out of bollywood stars like shah rukh khan she is now in the custody of the senegalese authorities and they tell me that in his possession was a passport from so he told them that he married someone from some fifteen years ago
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he goes under the name of tony fernandez very popular among even the indian community here who didn't know that he was in fact an indian gangster he was last seen back in january distributing prizes and presents cricket game the indians want him back if sentenced he could not only face a life time in prison but your risk facing the death penalty still had this news hour and essential building material for our environmental was always to be conserved king is mangles control a say in the sport of boxing once false mama daddy has now fallen on hard times far away from home. business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places to guesser.
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welcome back a ban on cutting mangrove trees and ten yes i'm going to many across the island of lamo the government says the decision will help the environment the residents i get they're left with no other materials to build their homes but how much it'll explain. the dunns mongrel forests of kenya slum all island i'm cutting down these trees is now beyond the government's ses the money groups can help reduce the impact on the bottom and coast but extreme weather. on the island lie hips of monk group pulls confiscated from traders of the law means he's here to ensure he's polls to multiple two way but they have little value in the face this is not one word for construction dry and only fit for use this firewood
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the bat has made life difficult for us. a seven hundred all pull a lime house as well as does ignited a unesco world at that site in two thousand and one. means the people living here on to allowed to make alterations to the buildings in the town's old quartos was a section of lamas three hundred the old to me almost faces imminent collapse. oh ship doesn't now forced to pray on just one side of it but due to the man group the building cannot be properly repaired. nor the material will last as long as months pulls due to the use of coal mine in construction. it's all right we are not making the government our houses are collapsing and the rainy season is coming we will have a disaster here if the government doesn't heed all calls. monger of treason or last
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couple and sings they to be used greenhouse gases by capturing carbon dioxide and taking it out of circulation but some argue that doesn't mean they can't be harvested more though seventh the percent of mongrel forest in kenya county they use that isn't full but say the local community which has been using traditional methods of conservation to protect the forest they say the government is unnecessary. this is the man leading the come pain to live the man group because. the less imposed down to us from past generations is one of caring and nurturing the mangroves we don't cut down to destroy but use the selective harvest intake mix we learned from our forefathers. with the farm knowledge that people will be the direct victims of natural disasters if the law among groups that depleted the government for now remains unflinching in its decision mohamed atta well just.
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kenya well let's get all this for saying at this point with peter and. cheney thank you very much a body has been found among the wreckage of the plane that was carrying cardiff city footballer a millionaire. the play was found on the seabed of the english channel and footage shows one body is visible that's not known yet whether it is that of the pilot david it puts on it with the only two people on board so i had just completed a nine hundred million dollar move the cart of and was on route to wales from france when the plane crashed last month david mearns the man during the time that search on behalf of solace family says it should be no criticism of the original search effort. they were doing search and rescue for survivors so they'll come for objects that are floating in the water. we're looking search and recovery for
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a plane that has crashed that's on the seabed that's not moving so there are two different things we have the same piece of information but they're dealing with a changing dynamic environment whereas we're dealing with a static environment and that's the reason why we could find it so quickly footballer raby faces another sixty days in a tie prison as he fights bahrain's attempts to extradite same day b. who is a refugee in australia has appeared at a hearing in bangkok to formally law g.'s refusal to be sent back to the country he fled he was arrested in thailand in november while on holiday bahrain's government wants him to serve a ten year prison sentence of vandalism human rights groups say he could be tortured if he sent back the case has been adjourned until april the former australian captain craig foster has been spearheading the campaign to get the freed and was outside the court in bangkok he says hawkins continued detention is
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politically motivated. foreign minister has executive discretion in this matter that's the most important thing right now the top government has been knowing that consistently for the past two months just last week the attorney general stepped conmen again as the deputy attorney general stated publicly it needed that it actually affects the top foreign minister expel the skies pretty politically motivated at any point right throughout that that means today throughout the next sixty days or a day further to that so we're going to continue to push for that and we know that the top foreign minister hasn't responded to any that is that way that scott morrison is or fatima simmers or thomas box so they have no response to to anyone around the world they expect already in this case which is their biggest worry. just a few days off to come to the asian cup the country's. been how mud funny has presented
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the emir of kuwait with the gifts on monday shakes mud. received a special qatar national team jersey from consuls head of state many kuwaitis were in the stands at the asian cup in the united arab emirates to support carter but you otherwise had very little support as a result of an ongoing blockade by the u.a.e. saudi arabia bahrain and egypt one of the ambassadors for the cause a world cup is born militant of which he's coached five different countries that will gaps most notably taking mexico to the quarter finals as host speck in one nine hundred eighty six after that asian cup victory he believes qatar now have a great chance to impress on home soil. lucky to be a devoted cup of the mexican. to six of the other world cup america america of ninety four you know normally you have so many people behind you read normal but people like to see his t.v. there but now to be even though you need to prepare you need to know where you are
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you need to have a big picture two three years or. so many small of the to have to have a good result but sure qatar really prepare a very ready to be with everybody like to be maybe nor know how to build their own bird to make their own relate to the. fresh from winning a record equalling sixth super bowl title the new england patriots have landed back in boston to show off the vince lombardi trophy to their fans the combination of coach bill belichick and quarterback tom brady once again coming out on top for new england this is also the sixth super bowl triumph the pats an outside with the pittsburgh steelers for most super bowl victories and the award for super bowl most valuable player has gone to patriots wide receiver julian edelman a thirty two year old was deemed to be a one off aims of player that didn't make a difference on the night he had ten receptions and one hundred forty one yards to
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take that m.v.p. and also has one hundred fifteen postseason receptions placing him second in n.f.l. history see how this team grind it in worked each week. when things were at its best. to consciously try to go out and improve. shows what kind of a group of guys it was this year two thousand and eighteen patriots resilient group and you're never going to forget so. now another quicky tradition of the super bowl is that the m.v.p. is invited to disney world to enjoy the rides eagleman dually on of the invitation to spend time with mickey mouse and the gang and he brought a certain forty something year old along for the experience the alpine world championships are officially underway in sweden as one of or two of the biggest names in the sport's history get ready to hang up the boots these shots are from
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the opening ceremony in the host city of order plenty of flags and music entertainment but it was also a bit of a retirement party for the most successful female racer of all time lindsey vonn and norway's top men's racer. who are both calling it a day after these championships yeah i think they did my last three years. i'm actually norwegian heritage so i feel at home here so it's nice to end my career yeah. yeah it's over but you make it sound so sad like you're done like. i am i yeah. i mean i'm just wrapping up this stage so this you know whatever it is also life has to offer and then i'll do something else so yeah this is my last. race at this level. the man known as the flying firm ski jumping legend
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a matinée new can in as died at the age of fifty five no cause of death has been given he was diagnosed with diabetes last year and struggled with alcohol addiction even during his remarkable career during which he came for a limpid gold including three at the nine hundred eighty eight calgary games new can in tried his hand as a singer and even a stripper and also served two terms in jail once for a stabbing and then another for attacking these ex-wife. one of them a new one for drama dolly for the heavyweight title as fallen on hard times dutch books. before too ali more than forty years ago in jakarta and now finds himself on the streets of bulgaria but help is on the way for the seventy three year old and these why folks in the netherlands have raised more than fourteen thousand dollars since finding out about this to try and help the couple out and that's all the sport he said thank you now a painting by the street on banksy that became famous after partially shredding itself at an auction has gone on display in germany the painting was known as the
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girl with the balloon when a device had been in the frame shredded the work showing us some of these option and all told by it was renamed love is in the bin hanging in the freedom board of the sea and. the museum's director says they've made sure the frame is completely deactivated otherwise they fear banksy may try to finish what he started. that's it for me julie went off the city's hour i'll be back there in just a set with much more of the day's news but by. short films of hope. and inspiration. a series of short personal
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stories that highlight the human triumph against the odds. al-jazeera said mark. ulead displaced children in this refugee camp the latest victims of the unending sectarian violence in central african republic among them are survivors of unspeakable violence ten year olds his mother is dead her father is gone killed because they were christian by their own muslim neighbors this is a least you home an overcrowded refugee camp of twenty three thousand people surrounded by armed militia groups celine wants answers she says she wants to be asking the questions and so we traded places inch took the microphone will we find peace how
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can we make the violence stop when will i be able to return home. desperate for more we're news about newton speeders person you want to take a week or two officers i need to work i need the money part of it i think it's humiliating because i thought i'd be somewhere else in my life and i'm not risking it all to dot. com tony walgreens. for a better future always saying yes to the house do you want to sleep on us. on al-jazeera. that as well as opposition leader one why do appeals to the military not to block the desperately needed aid his back has a promising to say. hello
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there i'm chilling with all of this is sound as i live from london also coming up. says it's a busy shopping area in mogadishu i'm killed the manager for a manager of the port company in the patrol. yemen is hit by an outbreak of swine flu the virus proving deadly in a country weekend by cholera starvation and warm. mexico's new government promises millions of dollars to help find and identify forty thousand missing people. a very warm welcome to the program we begin in venezuela where officers need to wonder why dole has made a new appeal to the military to abandon president nicolas maduro can others join the u.s. in pledging humanitarian aid for why dose administration but without the military support will be hard getting it into the country but do it was rejected all offers
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of a despite the humanitarian crisis raging in his country this was why those latest message to the country's soldiers they want to go out of the media. are you going to deny your family's aid are you going to help open a humanitarian corridor the moment is now patriotic soldier captain colonel navy officer gen the moment is now if you have any doubts ask your families what is the right thing to do we have given you assurances of and that's the and we have also told you the role you will play in the reconstruction of this country well earned one why don't got a major boost when eleven european countries recognized him as the country's interim president several edu nations have given president nicolas maduro a sunday deadline to call a presidential election or they would endorse why don't they do as ally russia has condemned what it describes as european interference men's wearhouse government
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says it will revise its relations with countries like france and spain following their indorsement on day. it will be italy spain yeah i don't care to go to the spanish government announces that it recognizes officially the president of the national assembly of venezuela mr blanco marquez as interim president of venezuela . get i mean it will be unleashed on your field i also announce that the spanish government has the intention of promoting in the heart of the european union and also in the united nations as humanitarian plan to address the urgent leave the serious situation in venezuela may no one forget that the people of venezuela are the ones suffering the serious consequences of this conflict and the material regime in the most when we do a single but spain's prime minister as he attacked the e.u. and yet another event with a military unit he wants in europe in a sense i say to mr sanchez go to bed but if one day there is a coup d'etat your hands will have blood on them just like the hands of post samaria us knowing the war in iraq that it will forever be stained with blood and
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history will remember you as a puppet put at the service of the interventionist war mongering policy of donald trump block of forty nations known as the lima group has called for an international community to further isolate president nicolas maduro. hands of venezuela was. a press conference in ottawa was briefing disrupted by a couple of protesters who oppose intervention in venezuela lima group which was set up and twenty seven thousand to respond to the crisis says measures should be taken to prevent the government from conducting financial and trade transactions. i wonder if we don't get to work now is the time to act no more fruitless dialogue we support a constitutional bribe out which will promote a peaceful immediate democratic transition through free transparent elections in venezuela with the participation of all of venezuela's political activists we have also urged the national forces of venezuela to recognize the commander in chief for
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one the president of venezuela. venezuela's humanitarian disaster is on the president and in latin american history war babies are dying with infant mortality twenty one deaths per thousand live births are a blamed of disappearing in nutrition a collapse in living standards and a complete breakdown of the health system eighty seven percent of venezuelans are thought to live in poverty and annual inflation is out of control it was estimated to be one point seven percent one point seven million percent at the end of twenty eighteen well that means ten thousand dollars worth of savings in january will have dwindled to just fifty nine cents by the end of the year if you can't even afford basic food items and a study in the venezuelans lost an average of eleven kills body weight in twenty seventeen because they're going hungry but the end of last year prices were doubling every nineteen days on average the price of a cup of coffee in the capital is thought to have doubled to sixty two cents in the
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space of just a week in december let's go live now to two reasonable a medical records hi there to resist i guess the big question is how the military is going to respond to why those appeal. well everything is ready for humanitarian aid to start arriving later this week at least to one city the city of course which is right at the border between venezuela and go along and that's the big question how that aid is going to make it into the country already the government of nicole i'm a little has said that they won't allow it into the country but one way though has been appealing to the military telling them not to turn away this system there's been a change in strategy from the opposition and that's been calling on to the military to rebel against the president even though we have seen some types of some groups of members of the military that have said that way though is the interim president
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of venezuela and not nicolas maduro this is a very small group and the litter ship the litter ship of the armed forces of this country continue to remain loyal to nicola mughal humanitarian aid a rival to win as well is going to be a big test for the military and its faithfulness towards my daughter but also that's the big big question is the leadership remains loyal because it has key its and strategic position within his cabinet like controlling food ministry of defense for example the interior ministry among others and to resume a duel is less than impressed if i can use those words by the support of european countries and others for his rival he had particular words for spain. well that's correct me but i'm a go to has said it will live in a mall type polar world and even though he does not enjoy the support obviously from donald trump the united states and now the european union he continues to have the support of countries like russia and china among others what he's has said is
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basically valid to pay their scientists is the puppet of donald trump he also said that if a military intervention happens in venezuela pedro sanchez hands will be stained with blood like us not his hands during the invasion. today is she has shown some type of intention that he's willing to negotiate asking the pope to get involved in this conflict that we have seen as happening here right now and also appealing to the world appealing to the international community to ask donald trump not to intervene in venezuela in fact he said calling for a campaign for people to start gathering signatures to be sent to the white house in order to prevent any type of intervention in this country to resemble their live from caracas series of fun q. my the armed
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group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility for two attacks in somalia at least twelve people were killed and several more injured when a car bomb exploded near a shopping mall in the capital mogadishu the armed group says its fighters awful shot dead the head of a port operations company in the semi autonomous somali region of portland paul anthony for more so who is a maltese national ran operate there for the device on piano port company spokesman says the group targeted for more so because he worked for a company that court occupies the area mama jo has more now from neighboring kenya . in a statement on their website al shabab responsibility for the toc in the heart of mogadishu but it calls to a shopping mall is a new addition to the skyline of mogadishu on an investment by people who tunning from exile of the many years of war in the country ocean about said in about
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statement that they have targeted senior government and ten years of visuals who are meeting nearby but it is civilians who bore the brunt of the tuc it all civilians who want the cultural to see those who died as well as those who were injured and these are toxic dust coming at a time when these an up tick in violence being waged by al shabaab targeting both government installations and also civilian targets just like the one we saw today a busy intersection in the hot of mogadishu of course aims to prove that they're still a force to be reckoned with even after losing most of their albums strongholds but experts say it's also points to the weakness of their opponents the government and the thousands of can you do in peacekeepers who have not had an offensive against the group for a while now and. continued cutting out these attacks on saturday the targeted
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an ethiopian peacekeepers base in the town of bottom there in southern somalia and say fall by u.s. forces the group has largely not been pursued by the security forces that are present in the somalia and those aspects by the u.s. forces have not been enough to stop them cutting out such attacks not only inside somalia but also outside the country miles over poor sam where you're watching out as a westerner had children come to a base for fuel to bahrain as when temp by unofficial refugee camps untac is boredom said. he. wanted for murder kidnap and blackmail the indian businessman and alleged gangster facing extradition and senegal.
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as the rain is continuing to pour across many parts of queens and in townsville though we have seen something of a lull but the wet weather isn't too far away you can see a swelling here on the satellite picture and plenty more wet weather to come as we head through the day on choose day and even for wednesday as well the heaviest falls are likely to be along the eastern coast but even a long way further inland we're likely to see some heavy rain that's going to give us more in the way of flooding here too well lot of it continues it's actually cool down for us down in the southeast so the temperatures the much better than they were thirty two degrees in adelaide and force in melbourne they'll be around thirteen still dropping as we head into thursday for the west though it's still going to stay hot for us in perth the temperatures well over thirty degrees when you see the end of the fine weather is being chased down by this next weather system that's got some pretty strong winds all in the gauge and then we'll see the rain as it was his way across as the temperatures really will drop so from twenty six in christ has down to just fifteen as we head through wednesday so a room change for us cooler and
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a bit breezy as well as we head up towards the northern parts of asia where we've got one weather system that's pulling itself together you can't really see it on tuesday is still working its way out of china but here it is on wednesday heavy rain that's from hawkeye to it looks like it'll be dragging down the temperatures to force in tokyo. assume cotangent from many members. i mean. the war has passed some. people in power are meets the women heading an eighteen mile militia. and dispensing justice with an unforgiving hand. and eye for an army in iraq on al-jazeera.
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a reminder now of our top stories here on al-jazeera venezuelan opposition they don't want to why deal has again appealed to the military to break ranks and support him as the country's interim leader yard's troops not to block humanitarian aid to millions of venezuelans promise the role and reconstruct in the country. venezuela's government says it will revise bilateral ties with several european nations who recognized by dole as interim president and al shabaab says it's behind a car bomb that's killed at least twelve people in somalia's capital mogadishu gunmen from the on a group also shot dead a multi-state worked for an m.r.i. and ct operating in portland. pope francis has again condemned the war in yemen
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same the consequences of the country's devastating civil war are before our eyes the cafe media was speaking at a gathering of faith leaders in the united arab emirates one of the main coalition partners backing emmons government in its fight against hooty rebels on sunday here appealed for yemen's warring parties to observe a truce and that essentially delivered millions of people the first visit by a catholic pope to the arabian peninsula birthplace of islam. when i wake of swine flu is the latest medical emergency to hit yemen the surge in cases of the virus follows the world's worst cholera break there in a war of course which has left millions of yemenis weakened by starvation and vulnerable to date disease priyanka got to has the story. another rival in this hospital in the capital sanaa another victim of the consequences of the war in yemen fatima is suffering from each one n one influenza also known as swine flu
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it's known to break down the immune system and cause lung problems among other complaints but the saudi u.a.e. coalition's repeated targeting of hospitals means the flu which is best treated of detected early has been diagnosed late or. she suffered from coughing for about twenty days we have seen several doctors in several hospitals but it is here where she has finally been properly diagnosed the virus is spreading. mostly in the hooty controlled areas of sanaa souther and abe for hundreds of cases reported so far there's only one type of medicine available most hospitals are running out and pharmacies that do stalk the medicine are charging forty dollars for it the lifesaving drugs are simply out of reach for the families of the patients because they live out of we're now looking for good medicine bad deals was such a virus we were shocked to know that the hospital. only gave us some of the needed
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tablets and not all of them because of the medicine shortage a lot. we and other patients need more meds so we urge the united nations and the ministry of health to do whatever it takes to make this medicine available that's a tall order where more than fifty percent of the people don't have access to regular health care less than half of hospitals are working at the risk of an x. one n one epidemic is increased in crowded cities and towns teeming with yemenis displaced by war when. we are talking about a massive spread of disease the ministry of health has registered in its latest statistics four hundred one thousand cases of swine flu this is the number we've managed to register but there are dozens of patients that have not been registered because of the inability of those patients to access health centers due to the war and the siege the death toll has so far reached eighty six. the un is trying to
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rescue those he spoke cream interested sweden in december to stop fighting in the city of hadera. renewed fighting around the port is making it almost impossible for critical a to reach patients needing medicine for the x. one n one flu virus. al-jazeera. for the millions of syrians displaced by war winter is the most difficult time those in unregistered camps are the worst affected and aid agencies working there are appealing for donor us resources run short osama bin debate has more from is it that's near on turkey's border with syria. the dangerous storm is the only source of warmth in the flimsy tent the fumes make it hard to breathe the sheets on the floor and mattresses are always damp is that a choice but to burn what they can. plastic waste becomes fuel to stay warm children sift through throughout the danger the risk of disease and the stench
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sometimes when the garbage bags contain broken objects in his family moved to this refugee camp year ago his father was killed in the city of hama and his brother was wounded in an airstrike. now me he takes care of the family with his mother. he goes out with other children to collect plastic he sells some of it and burns the rest to stay warm. i work in the landfill until sunset i make around fifty dollars a month camps around ours have schools but we don't have anything i don't know why there's nothing else for me to do except collecting nylon tin and copper from the garbage dump. nearly a hundred families live in the camp near hama and it led many are too poor to try to move elsewhere fatima alba sure knows the risks of inhaling toxic fumes but says it's better than freezing to death. god knows our situation the smoke is very bad from the nile and bags we use it for the heating we burn cans shoes no one is
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looking after us. aid workers say they are aware of such clusters of families but with limited resources being spent in official camps there's not much they can do. we call these unofficial or an organized camps they come about because of the city and they are nothing like the organized ones here the situation is much worse they are at risk from extreme weather more than fifty percent of the camps in northern syria are on organized and they are in this situation the un's children agency says nearly six million children in and outside syria have been affected by war for nearly eight years the venter is always being the most difficult period and with the prolonged conflict and support for people each year keeps getting worse. as many children continue to inhale toxic fumes and suffer health education problems many don't have high hopes for the future some of enjoy without the zero.
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at the border between turkey and syria. a hungering court has handed down jail sentences to the head of a company responsible for one of the country's worst environmental disasters ten people were killed and rivers were destroyed when more than a million cubic meters of toxic sludge for us from a reservoir at an aluminum plant in twenty ten child angela reports this was the toxic tide that swept through three villages in hungary in two thousand and ten when sludge containing hazardous waste burst through the banks of a storage reservoir they put arsenic mercury and untold damage to the region the country's worst environmental disaster responsible for killing ten people and injuring two hundred more. but in twenty sixteen courts cleared the managers of the aluminum plant mile of negligence with the judge ruling that the cause of the reservoir collapse was the unstable soil beneath the storage pond at the time there were protests in court when. that verdict has now been reversed with two directors
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of the plot being found guilty of endangering the public by criminal negligence and sentenced to two and a half years prison i these pictures taken by environmental organization w w f a for the four months before the disaster they say they showed clear signs of weakness in the reservoir structure suggesting it was already leaking the evidence being the channel of red liquid seen on the left. the new verdict is a win for environmentalist and local residents but despite vast sums spent on deep blue to the region hundreds of hectares of land remain sealed off unfit for farming it will bear traces of the tragedy for years to come. out of there. brazil's president djerba also naro is in the intensive care unit of a side powell hospital following the removal of a cost me back also nara was fitted with the bag after being stabbed in the absent
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during last year's election campaign spokesman for the president says doctors found him drained an accumulation of liquid in an area near his intestine has no fever or pain but won't leave hospital before next monday. former mayor who campaigned on an anti corruption ticket has been elected the new president of el salvador overturning the two party system with fifty four percent of the vote now a bouquet one more than all the other candidates combined thirty seven year olds victory highlights fall to frustration over the failure of the two main political parties to tackle violence and corruption one of his first challenges will be president tom's call to stop people leaving for the us gun violence has made el salvador one of the world's most murderous countries driving salvadorans to flee nor. only one fell economy by us the new president needs to one grow the economy and a country that isn't doing that badly and the other eradicate the problem of gangs these are the two key issues for the salvadoran people that hope night will be able
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to do something to be the new york when i ask god for him to be a good place for him to do something for this country and not just make promises to fulfill everything he says. mexican government says it will dedicate more than twenty million dollars to help find an estimated forty thousand missing people the move was announced by mexico's top human rights official often known as the disappeared many of the missing are young people who fallen prey to organized crime could in the countries the tourist drug cartels are and attempt the migrants traveling through mexico sistema. it's estimated that there are currently forty thousand missing people more than eleven hundred clandestine graves around twenty six thousand and they didn't fight bodies in morgues and this is proof of the magnitude of the humanitarian crisis and human rights violations jeff facing and that he must overcome the country well let's get more now from john homan who's in mexico city hi there john so what does this new plan consist of
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doing. well the government's going to try and push pump money into the commission to look for the missing there was already a body to do that but it's been chronically understaffed and underfunded it's also going to try and cool down a more the national database of missing people it said the minister said that they were going to get in touch with institutions including more jail psychiatric hospitals in different states and try and put those records together so that people don't have to go knocking from door to door of different institutions different jails or moves as they have been doing to try and find their loved ones you also said interesting lee that they're going to be looking into state authorities in mexico who have also been involved in the disappearances the minister said that no one's going to be above the law and that's interesting because it isn't just the
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organized crime in mexico that's been disappearing people human rights organizations have also found that the armed forces the security forces even local governments have been involved in disappearing people that have been a thorn in the side or who they've just suspected of being involved in things that were illegal. and what about the numbers fourteen thousand people it's quite staggering isn't it but why so high in mexico to mention there john and someone's thoughts and who's behind these disappearances. definitely i mean it's been over ten years now of a very violent country in which organized crime has been sort of fighting again cheech over and against the mexican government and obviously that's a big factor here but also the lack of political will in this authorities really and successive governments here haven't really wanted to look into this to any
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great extent you'll see behind me one of the most emblematic cases in mexico border . the students who were taken by a local police force who were in cahoots with a local going and they were liver found again the last administration really didn't want to look into that that much in the investigation so it's not just the changes on paper that the new administration but the term and to make now they've got to try and transmit that to officials across the country some who are simply scared of going going to crime or against members of or officials in the country and some of which possibly even complicit in trying to convince them that they need to try and get to grips with this problem to home in their life from mexico city john thank you the u.k. government has approved the extradition of an indian business tycoon once known as the king of good times for his lavish lifestyle. moved to the u.k.
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in twenty six enough to defaulting on debts worth more than one billion dollars is business empire once and to kingfisher beer formula one team force india and then i have a funky kingfisher airlines indian authorities have been trying to extradite money on fraud charges including unpaid wages and operational costs and said he offered to repay the money in full last year as fourteen days to appeal that decision when more prosecutors in senegal are also preparing to extradite one of india's most wanted fugitives ravi pajaro was arrested in the capital dakar last month after more than fifteen years on the run he's wanted for murder kidnapping and blackmail but this targets allegedly including hollywood stars it was hot has more now from dhaka. it's in this upscale neighborhood of the capital the car that a man described by the indian press as a dawn of the underworld project was found in arrested just a few weeks ago he's been living here in hiding for a number of years he owns
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a strings of businesses a real estate agency a restaurant and a barber shop where he was arrested by the senegalese security forces just weeks ago through a tip off of the indian intelligence services that have been looking for him for the last fifteen years now he owns this restaurant the maharajah very popular among the ex-pat customers myself included i have eaten here and been served by this man who would come at the end of the meal distributing sweets with a smile a little did we know that he was in fact an indian gangster wanted for murder and also wanted because he tried to extort money out of bollywood stars like your recon she's down in the custody of the senegalese authorities they tell me that in his possession was a passport from brick enough so he told them that he married someone from britain and france to some fifteen years ago he goes under the name of tony fernandez very popular among even the indian community here who didn't know that he was in fact an
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indian gangster he was last seen a back in january distributing prizes and presents cricket game the indians want him back if sentenced he could not only face a lifetime in prison but you risk facing the death penalty. millions of hindu pilgrims have taken the plunge into sacred reverence of the cameleon the world's largest religious gathering hindus believe bathing in the confluence of three rivers in northern india and system of their sins and ends their process of three inclination some thirty million people are expected to take part in the great chill over the jubilation of the forty eight day festival tens of thousands of peace of been deployed to manage huge crowds. the current top stories here on al-jazeera venezuelan opposition leader one why do has again appealed to the military to break ranks and support him as the country's
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interim leader strips not so broad communitarian aid to millions of venezuelans and promise them a role in reconstructing the country president nicolas maduro has rejected all offers of a despite the humanitarian crisis raging in venezuela they want the new out of the media. are you going to deny your families even are you going to help open a humanitarian corridor the moment is now patriotic soldier captain colonel navy officer general the moment is now if you have any doubts ask your families what is the right thing to do we have given you assurances about and this is the and we have also told you of the role you will play in the reconstruction of this country meanwhile venezuela's government says it will revise bilateral ties with several european nations who endorse one as the country's interim president the you had given it has been to a sunday deadline to call a presidential election before they endorse why don't the diplomatic shift in
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europe is a major boost for him also has the support of the us canada and ten latin american countries the armed group al-shabaab school of interest funds ability for to the attacks in somalia at least twelve people were killed and several more injured when a car bomb exploded near a shopping mall in the capital mogadishu. well the armed group says his fighters also shot dead the head of a port operations company in the semi autonomous somali region of puntland paul anthony for most so who was a maltese national while up aeration is there for the de by and p. and o. port company. pope francis has once again condemned the war in yemen saying the consequences of the country's devastating civil war are before our eyes the cafferty there has been speaking at a gathering of faith leaders in the united arab emirates one of the main coalition partners backing him and government in its fight against hooty rebels sunday he appealed for yemen's warring parties to observe a truce and that essentially be delivered to the millions of people who desperately
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needed. you are firmly up to date those are your current headlines coming up for a short documentary about journalists who risk their lives to cover conflict a.j. selects is coming up next for me in the team here. you stand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world. and al-jazeera. who do we get there. that you can market. and how to.
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a full one strong others and they called me the sun. and. i became photographer for the first time my uncle boards me for a small coming out. at the beginning i was filming the scene. to teach myself to learn by myself. in two thousand and eight the first war in gaza i was fourteen and we speak tiles on following the bombs are the muscle cars i was very worry for is my friends and my family and i was in any moment i was thinking of all that ok my family would change i. felt.
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miserable borg land they bought the house off my. uncles so they killed the living members of my family my uncle's their sons and daughters and children as well it was her fault. for the death of my family have me want to fish to be photojournalist. it's time a good tool to cover the conflicts. he's a local but it's. his only. job i can tell you but i.
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saw some of that it was an ocean of want to be. known to love to let's say you sell them to hundreds and hundreds a day and that wash bucket out of the problem but. only the most of them how come i'm all for. one time i was there and they're told me all the above the lists in the old set off most. we weren't there i'm the first thing i saw it's all he was under there our bill his face it was covered by and by blood i didn't imagine that he will be alive then i realized that he still if it. i can feel that i will die i mean it's because of the bumbling around you firing i
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go to the front lines. of. course i feel there are a lot of similarities between situation and see in stories most in the majority of the world there are a few zs and my family there are a few zs. i can feel the suffering of the people who are to fiji as well. i feel like this in eyes i see. they are the same eyes and see. when time may give abundance here it's ok it's the last minutes of my life.
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a lot of people in the whole i think this kind of thing. oh. i'm sure. they don't say they are not being well they're dealing with me as i am photographer or as a local journalist like international journalist. i feel that these lists you speak for. but we are the one who is
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suffering my family my friends they are suffering because we are from the same time to do or at least we are from the arab community. if there is anything you have been i am the one who would with his maybe one day i will be the news it's so. honestly i never like my son believe that i am filming in syria like i don't want them to be very worried i'll bow tie. f.l.s samovar. when i buy it back ability to do it with your hardware well luck. if. you ever. got it.
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i wanted to send a message to the war that these still alive in years are easily obtained seeing all the conflict zones in psionic now when i go there like i can feel the war down like giving and a lot of life you can feel it in a new book. so it's not temporary last year i am in touch with them all the time even if i look at syria we live together we slip together we have good memories together. we have been in the front lines together the fight as they were carrying their we won and they was ok my weaving which is the camera.
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combat but also this that would have. been a step in little by innocently because the dipping needle hole that is equivalent is d. my gavel but i'm not but i ask you please come up on the middle of that then look at that little cordon you lot lot or the was is one of us humans. i'm not sure will. february on al-jazeera reinvestigate the toxic legacy of south africa's mining industry and examine exactly what is hiding beneath all of his toxic waste africa's largest democracy heads to the polls join us for live coverage as nigeria books out as their 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
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al-jazeera with every new war. afghanistan has the best geology of all both mentally resources and hydrocarbon to why are they so poor the measuring lawyers who died when finally the former government said we may have the toxin when essentially now as the more we would close down the more they push back we knew it was coming the question was do we sit back and wait or do we surprise them with a preemptive strike to talk about it or you are not just here. al-jazeera . i'm richelle carey this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty
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minutes the pressure on venezuela's nicolas maduro grows as more and more countries call on him to step down. a car packed with explosives blows up near a shopping center in somalia's capital killing at least twelve people. visiting the middle east pope francis calls on all religions to stand together against the region's wars. and in the u.s. a senate debate highlights deep divisions over america's role in the middle east. the isolation of venezuelan president nicolas maduro is growing on monday several major e.u. countries recognize opposition leader as the country's interim president joining much of latin america and the united states which made similar moves over the last two weeks spain the u.k. france and germany all came out in support of why joe after president maduro ignored their ultimatum to hold new elections and what appeared to be a coordinated move nineteen more european countries follow their lead russia
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opposes the move it says the e.u. is interfering in venezuela's internal affairs and the u.n. says it will remain neutral. been following with of course a lot of concern in the recent evolution of the situation in venezuela there's been a number of initiatives by several groups of countries have been in contact with the protagonists of all these initiatives but the u.n. secretary it as they say that it's not to be part of any of these groups in order to give credibility to war continued off of good offices to the parties. to be able at their request to help find a political solution. so far a defiant has rejected calls for him to step down but he has written a letter to pope francis requesting a dialogue to help resolve the crisis when i was calling on the military to stand
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up against his words is asking the army to allow humanitarian aid. a lot of. what the self-proclaimed interim president chose the day that commemorates former president his nine hundred ninety two failed coup attempt to send an impassioned message to venezuela's armed forces he asked them to allow international humanitarian aid into the country in. the moment is now patriotic soldier captain colonel navy officer gen the moment is now if you have any doubts ask your families what is the right thing to do we have given you assurances of amnesty and we have also told you of the role you will play in the reconstruction of this country. at this hour desperately needed food and medicine is being gathered at the colombia venezuela border in defiance of president nicolas maduro the irony is lost on no one for years president has refused to recognize the existence of
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a humanitarian crisis arguing that it could serve as a pretext for intervention by foreign powers now his opponents in the form of an alternative government have taken the initiative a move that could tilt the scales by forcing the military to choose between or allowing essential supplies to cross the border. another boost when at least nineteen european nations joined the us canada and much of latin america and recognizing him as interim president after my little rejected in ultimatum to hold a new presidential elections. an angry man accused the spanish president of being a servant of u.s. interests. i say to mr bigger a sense. has got to forbid but if one day there is a coup if one day there is a military intervention your hands will have blood on them just like the hands of former spanish prime minister now in the war in iraq they will forever be stained
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with blood and history will remember you as the puppets who was at the service of the interventionist war mongering policy of donald trump. says he's asked pope francis to intercede and barter a dialogue with the opposition to resolve the conflict. this as human rights organizations are sounding the alarm. we are witnessing what is probably the largest number of political prisoners in venezuela history between january twenty first and thirty first there were nine hundred sixty six new arrests. the end which tracks detentions says the majority are accused of instigating hatred and in many cases of terrorism using false evidence. this is as opposition leaders prepare to test the loyalty of those who it's believed will ultimately determine the outcome of this power struggle to see in you an al-jazeera. the lima group has called for the international community to further isolate
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president nicolas maduro. was. disrupted by a couple of protesters who opposed intervention in venezuela the fourteen member lima group which was set up in two thousand and seventeen to respond to the crisis says measures should be taken to prevent the government from conducting financial and trade transactions abroad. i woulda he said more men go where now is the time to act no more fruitless dialogue we support a constitutional right about which will promote a peaceful immediate democratic transition through free fair transparent elections in venezuela with the participation of all of venezuela's political actors we have also urged the national armed forces of venezuela to recognize their commander in chief. the president of venezuela every elizondo has the latest from ottawa canada . after more than six hours of closed door meetings the diplomats and foreign
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ministers from more than fourteen different countries came out with a seventeen point declaration that mostly reaffirmed their backing the president one why do venezuela and calling for the ouster of nicolas maduro who still claims that he's the president but there are two key points that came out of this meeting i think number one is the lima group said that they do not support any sort of foreign military intervention in venezuela but they are calling on the venezuelan military to rise up there saying that the bennetts own military carry surge which alliances from the duro to wide those so far the military continues to back mcdougall but this is really a. recognition by the lima group on how critical the venezuelan military is in the future of the country and the second key point i think that came out of this meeting as well is we they were also saying that they were calling on the
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venezuelan military not to impede any sort of foreign humanitarian aid coming in to venezuela a diplomat here said he expects that aid to try to reach venezuela in the next couple days but we got no further clarification on exactly when or exactly how they would try to get that aid into the country and also the key question if the military tries to block that aid what would happen next so while there is a lot of talk here and a lot of declarations and a lot of pointing to the military to choose sides there is also still a lot of unanswered questions. has claimed responsibility for two separate attacks and somalia and the capital mogadishu a car bomb killed at least twelve people and injured dozens outside a shopping mall a target in the reports. rescue workers pull a body out of the rubble after a car bomb attack in the somali capital mogadishu the explosives were planted near
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a shopping center in a busy market the home of a follow up car i saw seven dead bodies in you all of them i mean owner of this shop and as you can see it was badly damaged by the car bombing. some victims were killed directly by the blast others died after a part of the shopping center collapsed al-shabaab has claimed responsibility its fight is regularly hit targets like this in mogadishu in the fight against somalia's western backed central government. i parked my car here and went into my office soon after i heard a loud explosion which demolished the whole area. also claimed responsibility for another attack on monday in the semi autonomous somali region of puntland gunman shot and killed a local head of a port operations company that's based in deep analysts say civility to carry out these attacks shows how weak the government is and i think with the moment is the only external is our fighting in fact somali government is not able to lead its
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own or to design its own school at the policy and then in knocked on it simply because we don't have the kababs the capability of all. was forced out of mogadishu in twenty eleven after an offensive by african union troops but attacks like this show its armed fighters are intent on causing chaos in the heart of the capital victoria gates and be out there in. francis has called on all religions to unite against the war and yemen that of the roman catholic church was speaking at an interfaith gathering in the united arab emirates it's one of the coalition partners back in yemen's government and its fight against what the rebels francis is on a three day trip to the u.a.e. the first papal visit to the arabian peninsula. and it will include it before our eyes are the ugly consequences of war i'm thinking in particular of yemen syria iraq and libya and i call upon all religions to stand together and
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oppose the logic of owned power we are against money driving international relations against the arming of boarders the raising of walls we propose the gentle strength of the prayer and the daily effort in dialogue with jordan is to host new talks on the yemen prisoner exchange in many government delegates and who the rebels will reconvene in amman from tuesday for a new round of talks on this fall and the deal could involve up to fifteen thousand detainees from each side it was agreed to in principle as a confidence building measure ahead of peace talks in sweden and december that the rebels have been locked in a war and yemen with the saudi led military coalition for four years james face brings us the latest on the added nation's ahead of the prisoner exchange talks in amman. these talks on a possible prisoner exchange are being facilitated by the un and by the international committee of the red cross the numbers potentially are huge each
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side the coalition and the who theories of presenting a list of eight thousand people each that they want to be released although i'm told that some names on the list may be incorrect some others may be dead the un has said that this is an important measure that could rebuild trust between the two sides exchange of prisoners in any conflict is highly symbolic. it shows a commitment of both parties to start trusting each other. and i think it's also obviously very emotional issue for the families involved and i think it's a it's see it to it's a confidence building measure by any measure and it's a very important one and i think it as i said it really underscores the issue of trust which is something that has been lacking in this particular conflict the u.n. security council's urged both sides to engage with the talks on the prisoner
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exchange and on the wider political solution to the problems of yemen the security council was encouraged by that agreement in stockholm on yemen at the end of last year it saw that as a breakthrough but it's worried now that there's been very little progress since. plenty more ahead in the news hour including braving the cold syrian refugees struggle against the elements especially in makeshift shelter. mexico's government has pledged a multi million dollar fund to help families find missing loved ones. and it's a record equalling super bowl championships for the new england patriots peter will have action and reaction and support. is iraq's president says we will get to that story in a moment. the senate has voted on an amendment opposing president on
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a plan to withdraw troops from syria and afghanistan thursday senators voted sixty eight to twenty three to advance the bill it says pulling out could allow isolate al qaeda to recruit and stabilize both countries it's being seen as a rebuke of trumps foreign policy by the republican controlled senate let's go live now to mike hanna and washington d.c. so mike is he said this is a rare thing to happen so what what's behind it what why is it happening. well that was great disquiet among members of the senate to with the precipitous withdrawal from syria as it was described and has been described in this amendment to a wider middle east security bill now what's happened is that the senate leader mitch mcconnell introduced an amendment to be added to that wide middle east security bill. giving against any as the bill puts it precipitous withdrawal of
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troops from syria this very much a reprimand and a rebuke to president trump for his unilateral decision to withdraw all those troops from syria now this has been passed in the last minute few minutes seventy to twenty six by the senate what they voted on was to add this amendment to the wider middle east build that is now in place what is happening now is that the senate is voting to end debate on that wide middle east bill and that will then go forward maybe to be passed later on in the week but very much a significant move one of the first initial removed by republicans against president expressing deep displeasure at his policy in syria all right mike hanna live for us in washington mike thank you aren't corvus a senior fellow at the center for american progress and former assistant secretary of defense he joins us live from washington. so donald trump's decision to
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want to pull out of afghanistan and syria first let's talk about what you think about the decision then we'll talk about what congress is doing what do you think about that move. well both decisions were just tactical not strategic if you want to pull out of syria what is your game plan what about see other countries that are there with you for example the french have over a thousand troops the british house special operations all told there are sixty countries in the anti isis coalition what will happen and what about the syrian democratic forces many of whom are currents who fought for us to liberate rocca and co bonnie what about them oh we just going to leave them to the mercy of the turks and simply enough data stand you have a negotiation going on with the taliban it which you're trying to get them to agree to work with the afghanistan government to make sure afghanistan does not become
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a whole haven for terrorists a women are not treated the way they were under the taliban well if you say you're going to withdraw our troops why do the taliban negotiate they'll just wait you out what would you say to americans who say it's it's been too long and they've had enough. well there's no doubt about the fact that with these you have gone on for a long time and trump campaigned on it but what you should not say is trump said isis is defeated you should have work with your allies the french and the british and the other major allies said look you know a president promised this will be going to get it done in a couple of months we want to make sure that you know we work we work to work together similarly with afghanistan yes it has gone on too long but you should have basically told your negotiator ambassador. ok this is what we want to do let's see how we can you know we can work it out and that i think it's
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a pump not so much what he has done but this sort of seat of the pants policy that sends the wrong signal to our allies and to our enemies so this u.s. senate which really seems largely symbolic president trump can still do what he wants what do you think they're aiming for do you think they are trying to send a message like you said that that we're going to be some sort of check on what it is your doing. well they're trying to send a message that trump does not represent the american majority of the american people or to use a terrible term the foreign policy establishment that in fact we hope that this will send a message so trump will back off you know for example according to him we should all be out of syria already i mean he said it into some but we'd be out in a month well it's better now february we're still there similarly he's talked about getting out of afghanistan but we haven't begun any troop withdrawals and they're
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also trying to say that he does not represent what the republican party stands for after all this is the party that went into you know afghanistan and has always been seen as much stronger on defense than their democratic counterparts ok lawrence korb always good to talk to you washington d.c. thank you. went or is the most difficult season for millions of syrian war refugees especially those in the poorest camps in some avenge of a report from the border region between turkey and syria aid workers are appealing for donors to care for them. the dangerous still has the only source of warmth in the flimsy tent the fumes make it hard to breathe the sheets on the floor and mattresses are always damp is the choice but to burn with the kind of plastic waste becomes fuel to stay warm children sift through what others throw out noting the danger the risk of disease and the stench sometimes that injured when the garbage
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bags contain broken glass for sharp objects maybe in his family moved to this refugee camp were a year ago his father was killed in the city of hama and his brother was wounded in an airstrike. now matey takes care of the family with his mother. he goes out with other children to collect plastic he sells some of it and burns the rest to city of war. i work in the landfill until sunset i make around fifty dollars a month the camps around ours have schools but we don't have anything i don't know why there's nothing else for me to do except collecting nylon tin and copper from the garbage dump. nearly a hundred families live in the near hama and it led many are too poor to try to move elsewhere fatima elbagir knows the risks of inhaling toxic fumes but says it's better than freezing to death. god knows our situation the smoke is very bad from the nile and bags we use it for the heating we burn cans shoes no one is looking after us. aid workers say they are aware of such clusters of families but with
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limited resources being spent in official camps there's not much they can do is. we call these unofficial or organized camps they come about because of the city and they are nothing like the organized ones here the situation is much worse they are at risk from extreme weather more than fifty percent of the camps in northern syria are on organized and they are in this situation the un's children agency says nearly six million children in and outside syria have been affected by war for nearly eight years the venta is always being the most difficult period and with the prolonged conflict and support for people each year keeps getting worse. as many children continue to inhale toxic fumes and suffer health education hygiene problems many don't have high hopes for the future some of a job without the zero. at the border between turkey and syria. iraq's president
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says donald trump did not ask for permission for u.s. troops stationed there to watch iran that's in response to comments from donald trump who said it was important to keep an american military presence in the country in order to keep a close eye on tehran as are his exact words matheson has more from baghdad. iraq's president bottom salah says the iraqi constitution is very clear and that the land of iraq cannot be used by foreign governments to threaten its neighboring countries but this reaction in many ways is no surprise for two reasons first of all the leader of any country in the world does not want to be seen to simply accept a decision made upon the travelling about his or her country by the leader of another country but secondly and perhaps more importantly within the iraqi parliament there is a very significant opposition shia blog much of that is allied to iran iran
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does not want to see foreign troops on the soil of iraq right on its doorstep that view is reflected within the parliamentary blocs the shia blocs within the iraqi parliament they're even putting together a bill to present to palm and which says that the american troops should be out of iraq within a year of the bill being passed so the president obviously has to reflect the views held by a large part of the parliament nevertheless this is a difficult situation for the iraqi government on the one hand it does not want to upset its biggest neighbor iran and its eastern border but at the same time it does know that it needs those five thousand two hundred u.s. troops which are based in iraq at the moment for two significant reasons one to help them deal with the remnants of i saw and to carry on training iraqi troops in iraq does not want to see another afghanistan in iraq when american troops were
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pulled out of afghanistan under the obama regime and there was a resulting upsurge in violence there iraqis determined that its own troops should be trained well enough and properly so that when american and foreign troops eventually do leave iraq their own troops will be able to control the security in iraq. the great prime minister is due to head to turkey for a two day visit territorial disputes and their tussle over oil and gas off the coast of cyprus are expected to be on the agenda so is the issue of grace providing sanctuary to turkish army officers who fled the failed coup lets us more from athens. the last time the two leaders met in athens fourteen months ago their language was combative president. accusing the greek prime minister of sheltering turkish army officers suspected of plotting the failed coup against him three years ago alexis tsipras reminded that the island of cyprus is divided between greek and
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turkish cypriots because of turkey's invasion forty five years ago the stage is now set for a repeat performance in ankara turkey's powerful national security council last week renewed extradition demands for the eight offices seeking asylum in greece despite greek supreme court judges forbidding extradition on humanitarian grounds the soldiers had commandeered a helicopter to escape and landed in greece decides he's treating the visit not doesn't opportunity points to. to reaffirm the state of relationship is such a crease his notion back to. healed. to turkey's demands. if that's a correct assessment then the visits would be. a trauma if anything the stakes are now higher last october turkey sent
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a drilling ship to explore the seabed near cyprus for oil and gas in response to similar exploration by cypriots cyprus says it has the right to exploit undersea resources the turkish government disputes that in another spot greece's foreign minister announced that he was preparing to extend greek territorial waters turkey's response was to threaten war twenty years ago greece lifted its veto on turkish membership talks with the european union and the two countries started exploratory talks that came close to resolving that territorial differences in the aegean but greece then hesitated to commit to any deal and eighteen months ago turkey pulled out of the talks altogether the two sides now have no forum to discuss differences. setting up a bilateral forum would make the visit a success from the greek point of view but expectations are low jumps are open source al-jazeera athens. still had on al-jazeera
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a look at how iran has been impacted by two major events that transformed the country. and their freedom and for the bahraini footballer fighting extradition from thailand one how long it is from his latest court appearance coming up in sport with peter. and we've got some wet and windy weather moving its way into parts of north america we take a look at the satellite picture we can see the cloud carol piling its way into parts of california we're seeing strong winds heavy rain and some snow as well that system is working its way eastward so plenty of winter. weather there as we head through the day on tuesday elsewhere across north america when the temperatures really have shot up look at that washington d.c. up at seventeen degrees and for toronto we're up at six the woman spell doesn't last though when the temperatures drop with a bump as we head through into wednesday minus three will just be on maximum in
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toronto so the weather's really keeping us on our toes here is the leading edge of the system though with the rain and the snow in the north sweeping its way eastwards as we head through the day for the central parts of america plenty of sunshine not really much in the way of what whether it's whole i think for some of us in nicaragua we're likely to see one of two showers and some of that could turn out to be pretty wednesday but there will also be some sunshine in between as we head down towards south america lots of what weather here recently in the northeast impose a brazil feel to laze it's had quite a few showers more showers are expected as we head through wednesday and actually the showers begin to pick up a bit further south as well all the way down through rio they could be a few role the heavy showers to the south of that there was falling for someone is already twenty eight degrees on my some that's eighty two in fact.
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until now the coverage of latin america and most of the world was a cover included todd's tragedies most quakes and that was it but not how people feel how they look how they think and that's what we do we go anyway five and a half months of demanding an end to an education system that was introduced to. latin america as europe has come to fill a void that needed to be filled. and
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watching al-jazeera let's recap our top stories for you now venezuelan opposition leader is asking the military to defy president nicolas maduro orders and open a humanitarian border into the country earlier he thanked european countries including britain france and spain who now recognize him as the interim leader. fighters in somalia say they bombed a shopping center in mogadishu and that blast killed at least twelve people and wounded dozens of others and the somali capital. the u.s. senate is about to vote again on an amendment opposing president on a plan to withdraw troops from syria and afghanistan on thursday senators voted sixty eight to twenty three to advance the bill. more now on our top story the
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political crisis in venezuela and growing pressure on president nicolas maduro to step down because kerner is a journalist and political analyst at venezuela analysis dot com he joins us via skype skype that is from krokus we appreciate your time so these major eight you countries are now also piling on nicolas maduro is saying you know you have to go recognizing. that he seems to really be digging in lucas where is this going yeah i think at the border you know as part of last week at the u.s. state department really a rethink the arm of the spanish government with the foreign minister bored out of want to really want to stay out of it and it's one of the few asian wow it's not just going ahead with recognize there's definitely a big effort on the part of washington to bring in our allies in and recognize lie though now of course there are other not about part of that is mexico with or the european union our politicians are really trying to move forward with
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a herd of dialogue in montevideo on that which is an attempt to resolve the political standoff through a negotiated settlement since he can get a negotiated settlement nicolas maduro has said that he would like to talk to donald trump donald trump has said no and also said that military intervention is not off the table how seriously do you take that. i think this is a very dangerous situation because the measure has really gone all in on ousting mother and him with it when we look at the situation with the secondary bond markets which are now going to be especially spending on training and men as well as state and oil company because it is going to be a big blow to bondholders in the long term a little it's not out of time as it has definitely doesn't down on attempting to out through a coup d'etat with the military or possibly through military intervention they've already imposed a and all you imbalance is going to have devastating consequences at least fifteen
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percent contraction on top of. an existing eleven percent contraction of the autonomy this year with real serious humanitarian consequences is there there's a what will happen we can't say but that's the risk of potential civil war at that early by supporting this is in terms predators one of the so-called enterprises that intervention who is not in power and does not seem to have the capacity to take power on its own there's a read on conflict. that's i think a lot of people don't like to use that word civil war but it has to be part of the discussion you have covered nicolas maduro. is that seems like a place he'd be prepared to go. well i'm not so much to say i don't think that they got michael to want it but i think that it's repeatedly called for negotiations with washington and to participate in this dialogue summit that i do think that the opposition particularly there's more radical fraction of the opposition of books
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around why the like those said on saturday that he was not afraid of civil war and that you know given that he does not have a real strong organized movement within the country to bring him to power as indicated by the fact that we're already twelve days in and he does not have nothing a minute's notice there doesn't bear up for appealing for outside military support though the opposition is not a marginal in this you. opposition a governor a catcher if they don't the french are with columbia that on saturday lady gomez that she opposes what you call foreign intervention isn't the question we should leave the money going to well it was definitely a growing fissure within the opposition between one party that wants outside intervention and earning potential military intervention but definitely devastating sanctions on another part which is opting more for negotiated settlement they could possibly you know that is not a the zero sum game with motherwell and somehow bring stability. all right lucas corner from caracas thank you the u.s.
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has congratulated el salvador's next president and says it looks forward to working with him a caley won by a landslide vote up ending the two party system which has ruled the central american nation for a quarter century thirty seven year old former marathon salvatore campaign is an anti-establishment outsider promising to stamp out corruption kevin costner the more as the former vice president of costa rica he says the next president to find a way to engage with el salvador's gang. the fact of the matter is that you gangs have become so powerful that they get to it serves control over entire swaths of the territory of the country. particularly in some of the main cities and in some ways you know whoever wants to run for office has to whine and accommodation. with the gangs because they they have become political actor in their own wrecked it that's not unique tools of her though i mean do you in in
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a similar way you find this kind of the nominal in but whalers in rio in brazil you find it in the townships in kingston jamaica and for a long time you you know you could find the same kind of thing in the in southern italy with the mafia so you know it has become not simply a security issue but also political. government says it will dedicate more than twenty million dollars to help find an estimated forty thousand missing people often referred to as the disappeared many are young people who've fallen victim to organized crime and drug cartels around a tenth of them are thought to be migrants sistema for the main thing it's estimated that there are currently forty thousand missing people of more than eleven hundred kindest angries around twenty six thousand and identified bodies and morgues and this is proof of the magnitude of the humanitarian crisis and human
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rights violations jeff facing and that he must overcome the country to live to john heilemann in mexico city forty thousand people it's almost an comprehensible number john what is behind this money is that a push from the family members of the victims. ok and the family members of the victims have been pushing for two of the past administrations to try and up the search to find missing people without a lot of success it has to be said in the past two administrations have announced similar messages to measures to one that is a military should have just done them put a lot into it for example there has been a commission to look for the missing work that was chronically underfunded and understaffed under the last administration there was also a lot of help it disappeared but that didn't really translate into much action so what this government is trying to say now is that we're putting money into this
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twenty million dollars of it and then we're also going to make things like a national database which was already in place to try and find that this way we were actually going to make that work well we're going to try and coordinate between different institutions different states so that families don't have to go knocking door to door to try and find out what happened to their loved ones so now the proof is in the pudding it may translate from fine it was given today into actual action on the ground and when you talk about actual action on the ground in some cases family members literally have gone digging looking for for bodies to get some sort of answers. it. was completely right all over the country family support. groups would go out with really the minimum of government help with rudimentary trolls to try and dig up
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some of the mass graves we've actually gone with some of them at several points in the past groups often female relatives and the government just sort of denies them out shift or just stands by and lets them sort of get on with their officials in the country often we found a not willing to give help even because they're fearful of the consequences remember this isn't just organized crime it's disappeared people also in mexico from n.g.o.s we've heard that it's going to show the navy the army the police those who are meant to be on the side of citizens but have only so disappointed people that are a thorn in the side or that they suspect of being in league with organized crime so these families have really been struggling with some of them for years and it's one of the cruelest aspects of the violence here because there's no closure for them and what the government saying now is that we're going to try and provide closure for these families as i said this is a message to those searching for their loved ones have heard many times before and they'll be waiting to see over the next year or so if this turns into concrete
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action all right on home life for us in mexico city john thank you. prosecutors in senegal are preparing to extradite one of india's most wanted fugitives. he was arrested in the capital's dakar last month after spending more than fifteen years on the run is wanted for murder kidnapping and blackmail. or. it's in this upscale neighborhood of the capital the car that a man described by the indian press as a dawn of the underworld project was found in arrested just a few weeks ago he's been living here in hiding for a number of years he owns a strings of businesses a real estate agency a restaurant and a barber shop where he was arrested by the senegalese security forces just weeks ago through a tip off of the indian intelligence services that have been looking for him for the last fifteen years now he owns this restaurant the maharajah very popular among the ex-pat customers myself included i have eaten here and been served by this man
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who would come at the end of the meal distributing sweets with a smile a little did we know that he was in fact an indian gangster wanted for murder and also wanted because he tried to extort money out of bollywood stars like cher rukh khan she is now in the custody of the senegalese authorities they tell me that in his possession was a passport from brick enough ah so he told them that he married someone from britain and france the some fifteen years ago he goes under the name of tony fernandez very popular among even the indian community here who didn't know that he was in fact an indian gangster he was last seen a back in january distributing prizes and presents cricket game the indians want him back if sentenced he could not only face a lifetime in prison but you risk facing the death penalty a court and hungary has handed out jail sentences for one of the country's worst
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environmental disasters ten people were killed and reversed destroyed when more than a million cubic meters of toxic sludge escaped from reza four at an aluminum plant and two thousand and ten charlie angelo ports. this was the toxic tide that swept through three villages in hungary in two thousand and ten when sludge containing hazardous waste through the banks of a storage reservoir. create an untold damage to the region the country's worst environmental disaster responsible for killing ten people and injuring two hundred more. but in twenty sixteen kids that manages of the. of negligence with the judge ruling that the cause of the reservoir collapse was the unstable soil beneath the storage pond at the time there were protests in court when. that verdict has now been reversed with two directors of the plant being found guilty of endangering the public by criminal negligence and sentenced up to two and
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a half years because of. these pitches taken by environmental organization w w f a for the four months before the disaster they say they showed clear signs of weakness in the reservoir structure suggesting it was already leaking the evidence being the channel of red liquid seen on the left the new verdict is a win for environmentalist and local residents but despite. the region hundreds of hectares of land remain sealed off unfit for farming it will bear traces of the tragedy for years to come. out as their. chips are being deployed in northeast australia to help deal with severe flooding. under water after days of record breaking rainfall in the townsville were opened to prevent a river breaking its banks of homes have been submerged forcing mass evacuations the flooding has caused landslides power. crocodile's onto the streets more rain is
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in the forecast for the coming days. one hundred thirty mainly indian students have been detained by u.s. immigration officers for unrolling and a fake in a versity is created by the department of homeland security to identify students planning to overstay their visas the detained students enter the country illegally but obtain fraudulent documents through the fake university to extend their stay as one of the largest immigration sweeps involving indians in recent years iran is marking the fortieth anniversary of the one nine hundred seventy nine islamic revolution of the new year the country will be at war with the rock which was backed by western and arab allies decades later and speak of the revolution in the war in the same breath to major up tables that transform the country and remain an extra couple linked and their minds at the time post revolution iran was still finding its feet and was militarily unprepared for its first conflict the eight year long war ended in a stalemate with the deaths of about
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a million iranians along with hundreds of thousands of iraqis same as robbie is in tehran and sent us this report. hamid silly he was just a teenager when iraq invaded iran in one thousand nine hundred he joined the army a just fourteen years old and spent five years as a front line soldier injured multiple times he would recover and had once more into the fray. but his war ended when a gas attack destroyed seventy percent of his lungs and impaired his vision who need. care of that with him immediately after the revolution when our army wasn't well prepared we came under attack from iraq the islamic revolutionary guard corps was too busy with internal conflicts so as it happens in any other country people volunteered to defend their nation against the aggressors. it was a conflict that shattered the lives of millions of iranians iran and iraq are now the closest of allies but the war taught iranian leaders important lessons in
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national security that have influenced policy decisions ever since the post revolution government was shaky and caught off guard. forty years later military leaders want everyone to know it won't happen again. the anniversary of the islamic revolution kicked off with another display of military strength unveiled at an arms expo at the hands made mosque to have a z. is reported to be iran's latest surface to surface cruise missile iranian commander see it has a range of more than thirteen hundred kilometers and is named after the city famous for resisting iraqi forces during the war that dog days and a unicorn named we live in a time when certain rulers who have no regard for the rights of nations ignore their commitment to treaties and international laws and walk all over them in such a world it is wise that we defend our national security by every means possible despite sanctions. iranians appear keen to boost public confidence in the military civilians here get a rare peek at iran's arsenal and enemies
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a warning to keep their distance. in the forty years since revolution iran has faced ongoing tensions with the united states israel and several arab neighbors as well as taking on illegal drug cartels and armed groups on its eastern borders eisel and iranian dissidents have also carried out attacks on your iranian soil and the ballistic missiles program better iran says is for self-defense has been widely condemned even by its european allies have on it therefore you would hear from the you know at the level of iran's defense capability has become a stabilizing factor in the region in many sectors we rank in the top five ten in the world and what is important is that all these programs create stability and security in the region. iranian military might help drive eisel out of iraq. keep allies in power in syria and support the fighters against the coalition in yemen the military victories that appear to have taught iran's leaders the best
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way to deal with friends and enemies is from a position of strength. a painting by the street artist banksy that became famous after partially shredding itself at an auction it's gone on display and germany the painting was known as a girl with a lou and a device hidden in the frame shredded the work during the auction in october it was renamed in the ben it's now hanging in the. a museum's director says they've made sure the frame is completely deactivated otherwise they fear banksy may try to finish what he started. far away from home.
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thank you very much a body has been found among the wreckage of the plane that was carrying cardiff city footballer emily on the play was found on the seabed of the english channel and footage shows one body is visible that's not known yet whether it is that of the pilot david it puts on it with the only two people on board so i had just completed a nine hundred million dollar move the cart of and was on route to wales from france when the plane crashed last month david mearns the man during the time that search on behalf of solace family says it should be no criticism of the original search effort they were doing search and rescue for survivors so they'll come for
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objects that are floating in the water. we're looking search and recovery for a plane that has crashed that's on the seabed that's not moving so there are two different things we have the same piece of information but they're dealing with a changing dynamic environment whereas we're dealing with a static environment and that's the reason why we could find it so quickly footballer raby faces another sixty days in a thai prison as he fights bahrain's attempts to extradite him a b. who is a refugee in australia has appeared at a hearing in bangkok to formally law g.'s refusal to be sent back to the country he fled he was arrested in thailand in november while on holiday bahrain's government wants him to serve a ten year prison sentence of vandalism human rights groups say he could be tortured if he sent back the case has been adjourned until april the former australian captain craig foster has been spearheading the campaign to get the freed
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and was outside the court in bangkok he says hawkins continued detention is politically motivated. foreign minister has executive discretion in this matter that's the most important thing right now the talk government has been knowing that consistently for the past two months just last week the attorney general stepped conmen i think as the deputy attorney general stated publicly here at needed that in actual fact the top foreign minister to expel the sky speech is pretty politically motivated at any point right throughout that. throughout the next sixty days or a day further to that so we're going to continue to push for that and we know that the top foreign minister hasn't responded to any that is that way that scott morrison ins or fatima simmers or thomas box they have had no response to to anyone around the world they expediting this case which is a biggest worry just a few days off to come to
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a victory at the asian cup the country's. been how much funny has presented the emir of kuwait with the gifts on monday shakes mud. received a special qatar national team jersey from council of state many kuwaitis were in the stands at the asian cup in the united arab emirates to support carter that he had very little support as a result of an ongoing blockade by the u.a.e. saudi arabia bahrain and egypt one of the ambassadors for the cause a world cup is born militant of h. he's coached five different countries that will gaps most notably taking mexico to the quarter finals as hosts back in one nine hundred eighty six after that asian cup victory he believes qatar now have a great chance to impress on home soil. was lucky to be the world cup at the mexico . six of the world cup america ninety four. you have already people behind you really normal but people like to see the winner
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but now to be real you need to prepare you need to know where you are you need to have a big picture two three years or three what so many small the two up to two have a good result sure prepare a very rare to be with everybody like to be maybe nor now to be champion bird to go next round. fresh from winning a record equalling sixth super bowl title the new england patriots have landed back in boston to show off the vince lombardi trophy to their fans the combination of coach bill belichick and quarterback tom brady once again coming out on top for new england this is also the sixth super bowl triumph the pats are now tied with the pittsburgh steelers for most super bowl victories just in case you missed it in a low scoring affair the patriots put on a defensive masterclass to suffocate the los angeles rams thirteen three in atlanta
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the rams actually had the n.f.l.'s highest scoring off into the season forty one year old brady further enhancing its reputation as one of if not the greatest quarterback of them all. and the award for super bowl most valuable player has gone to a patriots wide receiver julian edelman a thirty two year old was deemed to be one fence of player that did make a difference on the night he had ten receptions and one hundred forty one yards to take that m.v.p. edelman also has one hundred fifteen postseason receptions placing him second in n.f.l. history. see how this team grind it in worked each week. when things were at its best. to consciously try to go out and improve. just shows what kind of a group of guys it was this year two thousand and eighteen patriots brazilian group and you never going to forget so you know it was unbelievable.
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now another cooky tradition of the super bowl is that the m.v.p. is invited to disneyworld to enjoy the rides eagleman duty on of the invitation to spend time with mickey mouse and the gang and he brought a certain forty something year old along for the experience. of the alpine world ski championships sort of officially underway in sweden as two of the biggest names in the sport's history get ready to hang up their boots these shorts saw from the opening ceremony in the host city of order plenty of flags and music and entertainment but it was also a bit of a retirement party for the most successful female racer of all time lindsey vonn and norway's top men's racer. who are both calling it a day off to these championships yeah i think they did my last three seasons will be here in sweden i'm actually norwegian heritage so i feel at home here so it's nice to end my career yeah no no. yeah. it's
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over you make it sound so sad like you're done like. i am i yeah. i mean i'm just wrapping up this stage so this you know whatever it is also my life has to offer and then i'll do something else so this is my last. race at this level . the man known as the flying first ski jumping legend a matter he knew can in has died at the age of fifty five no cause of death has been given he was diagnosed with diabetes last year and struggled with alcohol addiction even during his remarkable career during which he claimed four olympic golds including three at the nine hundred eighty eight calgary games new can in trying to his hand as a singer and even a stripper and also served two terms in jail once for a stabbing and then another for attacking his ex-wife one of the men who once fought mohammed ali for the heavyweight title has fallen on hard times dutch boxer rudy look who has who fought more than forty years ago in jakarta now finds himself
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on the streets of bulgaria but help is on the way for the seventy three year old and his wife folks in the netherlands have raised more than fourteen thousand dollars since finding out about this to try and help the couple out and that's all the support we have a phenomenal coming up again later that's off for the news hour vacate that here i'll be back on the other side of the break for the day's news. the world's largest oil company fails to become public tappan. all the
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kingdom of the company inseparable here the world's largest oil producer and don't list in the world's largest definitely felt something al-jazeera investigates the politics of oil the middle east's most potent economic weapon. saudi arab code the company and the state on al-jazeera. an army of volunteers has come together to help with the influx of tens of thousands of evacuees. but their retreat to a church shelter has brought new challenges an outbreak of norovirus and other gastrointestinal problems. smoke from the massive wildfires now blankets much of northern california leading to some of the worst air quality in the world but with more than twelve thousand structures lost in the wildfires concerns remain about long term accommodations jobs and medical care. local officials say there isn't
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enough housing stock available. to take the woods possible material you radio grinding into dust comparable to flour to make up. and putting into place where people live their cars. as well and so many people are thinking of the silent heat. for those who make you feel you feel like a movie we have created an enormous momentum disaster. and investigation south africa toxic city on al-jazeera. and pressure on nicolas maduro nineteen european nations recognize his rival is venezuela's interim president.
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i'm richelle carey this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. claims responsibility for two separate attacks on somalia one of the targets this a shopping mall and the british are. visiting the middle east pope francis urges religious leaders to stand together against the region's wars. and u.s. senate debate highlights deep divisions over the trumpet missed. patience troop withdrawal plans. and as well as president nicolas maduro is becoming increasingly isolated nineteen e.u. countries have recognized opposition leader as an interim president joining much of latin america the united states and canada spain the u.k. france and germany all came out in support of after president maduro ignored their ultimatum to call new elections fifteen more european countries follow their lead
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russia is accusing the us enter fairing in venezuela's and tunnel affairs and the u.n. says it will remain neutral. been following of course a lot of concern isn't evolution of the situation in venezuela there's been a number of initiatives by several groups of countries i've been in contact with the political needs of all these initiatives but the u.n. secretary it is the side it's not to be part of any of these groups in order to give kind of the ability to watch continued off of good offices to the parties. to be able at their request to help find a political solution a defiant majority has written a letter to the pope francis requesting a dialogue to help resolve the crisis. calling on the military to stand up against . the army to allow humanitarian aid. a lot of.
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what the self-proclaimed interim president chose the day that commemorates former president. one thousand nine hundred two failed coup attempt to send an impassioned message to venezuela's armed forces he asked them to allow international humanitarian aid into the country in. the moment is now patriotic soldier captain colonel navy officer gen the moment is now if you have any doubts ask your families what is the right thing to do we have given you assurances of amnesty and we have also told you the role you will play in the reconstruction of this country . at this hour desperately needed food and medicine is being gathered at the colombia venezuela border in defiance of president nicolas maduro the irony is lost on no one for years president has refused to recognize the existence of a humanitarian crisis arguing that it could serve as a pretext for intervention by foreign powers now his opponents in the form of an
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alternative government have taken the initiative a move that could tilt the scales by forcing the military to choose between or allowing essential supplies to cross the border. another boost when at least nineteen european nations joined the us canada and much of latin america and recognizing him as interim president after my little rejected in ultimatum to hold new presidential elections. an angry man accused the spanish president of being a servant of u.s. interests he wants. i say to mr sanchez god forbid but if one day that if one day there is a military intervention your hands will have blood on them just like the hands of former spanish prime minister now in the war in iraq. he will forever be stained in blood and history will remember you as a puppet who was at the service of the interventionist war mongering policy of donald trump. see. says he's asked pope francis to intercede and barter
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a dialogue with the opposition to resolve the conflict. this as human rights organizations are sounding the alarm. we are witnessing what is probably the largest number of political prisoners in venezuela history between january twenty first and thirty first there were nine hundred sixty six new arrests. the n.-g. o. which tracks detentions says the majority are accused of instigating hatred and in many cases of terrorism using false evidence. this is opposition leaders prepared to test the loyalty of those who it's believed will ultimately determine the outcome of this power struggle to see in you an al-jazeera. a bloc of mainly latin american countries known as the lima group has called for the international community to further isolate president nicolas maduro hands of venezuela. was. briefly disrupted by
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a couple of protesters who opposed intervention in venezuela a fourteen member group which was set up in two thousand and seventeen to respond to the crisis wants to prevent the metro government from conducting financial and trade transactions abroad i woulda he said. what now is the time to act no more fruitless dialogue we support a constitutional about which will promote a peaceful democratic transition through free transparent elections in venezuela with the participation of all of venezuela's political activists we have also urged the national forces of venezuela to recognize the commander in chief. the president of when his way into elizondo has allowed us. after more than six hours of closed door meetings the diplomats and foreign ministers from more than fourteen different countries came out with a seventeen point declaration that mostly reaffirmed their backing to president one
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. and calling for the ouster of nicolas maduro who still claims that he's the president but there are two key points that came out of this meeting i think number one is the lima group said that they do not support any sort of foreign military intervention in venezuela but they all are calling on the venezuelan military to rise up they're saying that the minutes terry savage switch alliances from madeira to weibo so for the military continues to back but this is really a. recognition by the lima group on how critical the venezuelan military is in the future of the country and the second key point i think they came out of this meeting as well is we they were also saying that they were calling on the venezuelan military not to impede any sort of foreign humanitarian aid coming in to venezuela
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a diplomat here said he expects that aid to try to reach venezuela in the next couple days but we got no further clarification on exactly when or exactly how they would try to get that aid into the country and also the key question if the military tries to block that aid what would happen next so while there was a lot of talk here and a lot of declarations and a lot of pointing to the military to choose sides there is also still a lot of unanswered questions that has claimed responsibility for two separate attacks and somalia and the capital mogadishu a car bomb killed at least twelve people and injured dozens outside a shopping mall the tare gate and the reports. rescue workers political the rubble after a complement tack in the somali capital mogadishu. the explosives were planted near a shopping center in a busy market. i saw seven dead bodies in you all of them i mean owner of this shop and as you can see it was badly damaged by the car bombing. some victims were
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killed directly by the blast others died after a part of the shopping center collapsed. has claimed responsibility its fight is regularly hit targets like this in mogadishu in the fight against somalis western backed central government. i parked my car here and went into my office soon after i heard a loud explosion which demolished the whole area. also claimed responsibility for another attack on monday in the semi autonomous somali region of puntland gunman shot and killed a local head of a pool to operations company that's based in deep by analysts say civility to carry out these attacks shows how weak the government is and i think the moment is the only external is fighting in fact somali government is not able to lead its own with the design its own school policy. and not to own it simply because we
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don't have the the capability of all. was forced out of mogadishu in twenty eleven after an offensive by african union troops but attacks like this show its fighters are intent on causing chaos in the heart of the capital victoria gates and be out there francis has called on all religions to unite to end wars in the middle east including and yemen that of the roman catholic church was speaking at an interfaith gathering in the united arab emirates it's one of the coalition partners backing yemen's government in its fight against the rebels francis is an audi a three day trip rather in the u.a.e. to the first papal visit to the arabian peninsula. it's before our eyes or the ugly consequences of war i am thinking in particular of yemen syria iraq and libya and i call upon all religions to stand together and oppose the logic of armed power we are against money driving international
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relations against the arming of boarders the raising of walls we propose the gentle strength of the prayer and the daily effort in dialogue but also call for religious freedom and the region. in the entire region of the middle east i look forward to a time where people of different believes have the same right and live peacefully without violence under as the most difficult season for millions of syrian war refugees especially those in the poorest camps as a some of. the border between turkey and syria aid workers are appealing for donors to care for them. the dangerous still raised the only source of warmth in the flimsy tent the fumes make it hard to breathe the sheets on the floor and mattresses are always damp is little choice but to burn what they can but plastic waste becomes fuel to stay warm children sift through what others throw out knowing
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the danger the risk of disease and the stench sometimes they're injured when the garbage bags contain broken glass for sharp objects ready and his family moved to this refugee camp over a year ago his father was killed in the city of hama and his brother was wounded in an airstrike now may he takes care of the family with his mother he goes out with other children to collect plastic he says some of it and burns the rest to stay warm. i work in the landfill until sunset i make around fifty dollars a month camps around i was have schools but we don't have anything. i don't know why there's nothing else for me to do except collecting my lawn and couple from the garbage dump. nearly a hundred families live in the near hama and it led many are too poor to try to move as fair. share knows the risks of inhaling toxic fumes but says it's better than freezing to death. god knows our situation to smoke is very bad from the nylon
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bags we use it for the heating we burn cans shoes no one is looking after us. aid workers say they are aware of such clusters of families but with limited resources being spent in official camps there's not much they can do. we call these unofficial or an organized camps they come about because of the city and they are nothing like the organized ones here the situation is much worse they are at risk from extreme weather more than fifty percent of the camps in northern syria are on organized and they are in this situation the un's children agency says nearly six million children in and outside syria have been affected by war for nearly eight years the vinta is always being the most difficult period and with the prolonged conflict and support for people each year keeps getting worse. as many children continue to inhale toxic fumes and suffer health education problems many don't have high hopes for the future some a big job without
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a zero. at the border between turkey and syria. so ahead on al jazeera. disappear the new government promises to spend millions to find out what happened to an estimated forty thousand people to company executives are jailed for one of environmental disasters. we can expect to see a fair amount of rain over parts of china over the next day i will say is that wet weather as it begins to pull itself together and choose day and then it gradually moves away as we head into wednesday so most of us should see more in the way of sunshine i think the cabs will be bubbling up later on during the day they said this to just the outside chance of one or two showers barnardo should be falling
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force hong kong up at around twenty three i mean further towards the south plenty of sunshine across the philippines but it's only really the southern half of borneo where we've got the showers there and down through java and into somalia and this is the region where expecting the showers to stay as we head through cheese day and into wednesday for the north they could be just one or two showers around the southern parts of thailand but away from the it should be drawing as we head across towards the northwest here we've got plenty of cloud is making its way across parts of iran at the moment into pakistan giving us a lot of rain and snow as well behind it's really dragging down the temperatures see the winds here feeding down from the north bringing in that cooler air that means for us in the north we'll see a fair amount of snow that for afghanistan through parts of pakistan and into the northern parts of india that's where the wintery weather is gradually clearing its way eastwards as we head into wednesday but for the south largely fine enjoy force a few showers perhaps if you are in sri lanka about thirty degrees will still be the maximum temperature in colombo. sponsor time in.
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the world's largest oil company fails to become public want to happen. all the kingdoms the company where the world's largest oil producer and you don't list in the world's largest stock exchange that's definitely something i'll just see right investigates the politics of oil the middle east most economic when. saudi arab. company the state on al-jazeera. watching al-jazeera let's recap the top stories for you now venezuelan opposition leader wanted to who is asking the military to defy president nicolas maduro orders
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and open humanitarian pour door into the country earlier he thinks european countries including britain france and spain who now recognize him as the enemy leader. fighters in somalia say they bombed a shopping center and mogadishu blast killed at least twelve people and wounded dozens of others in the somali capital. that francis has called on all religions to unite to end wars in the middle east including in yemen the head of the roman catholic church was speaking at an interfaith gathering in the united arab emirates . united states senate has backed an amendment that opposes president onil troops plan to withdraw troops from syria and afghanistan senators voted seventy two twenty six in favor of the measure its pulling out could allow iceland to regroup and stabilize but countries it's being seen as a rebuke of trumps foreign policy by the republican controlled senate let's go live now to mike hanna who's in washington d.c. mike does this this is both really have any teeth can it really do anything.
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well it may have teeth indeed one must remember that this is an amendment to a wider bill on middle east security that is still to be voted on probably later this week but it does constitute a stinging bipartisan rebuke to president trump from the senate made all the more pointed by the fact that the amendment was drafted by a longtime ally of president trump a republican senate leader mitch mcconnell essentially the senate is saying no president trump is incorrect when in december he announced the withdrawal of troops from syria saying that eisel had been defeated then he also asked the military to draw up plans to withdraw some seven thousand of the fourteen thousand troops who are in of the stun now both his intelligence leaders and the military itself had argued strongly that no this is incorrect eisel has not been defeated this is not
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a point of view being taken by the senate which says that eisel and al qaeda remain at large to remain a threat to the united states and could use the troop withdrawal to reap group and start a new series of attacks against the united states and destabilize critical regions of the middle east so a very very strong rebuke from the senate remembering though that this is part of a wider bill of middle east security that is still to be voted on and importantly would have to go to the house of representatives and this may get a lot of opposition ok mike hanna live for us in washington mike thank you and it is a different story in iraq where president trump says it's important to keep an american military presence in order to keep a close eye on tehran iraq's president is pushing back sentinel trying to not ask for permission to do that math and has more from baghdad. iraq's president bottom salah says the iraqi constitution is very clear and that the land of iraq cannot be
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used by foreign governments to threaten its neighboring countries but this reaction in many ways is no surprise for two reasons first of all the leader of any country in the world does not want to be seen to simply accept a decision made upon the travelling about his or her country by the leader of another country but secondly and perhaps more importantly within the iraqi parliament there is a very significant opposition shia blog much of that is allied to iran iran does not want to see foreign troops on the soil of iraq right on its doorstep that view is reflected within the parliamentary blocs the shia blocs within the iraqi parliament they're even putting together a bill to present to parliament which says that the american troops should be out of iraq within a year of the bill being passed so the president obviously has to reflect the views
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held by a large part of the parliament nevertheless this is a difficult situation for the iraqi government on the one hand it does not want to upset its biggest neighbor iran on its eastern border but at the same time it does know that it needs those five thousand two hundred u.s. troops which are based in iraq at the moment for two significant reasons one to help deal with the remnants of i saw and to carry on training iraqi troops in iraq does not want to see another afghanistan in iraq when american troops were pulled out of afghanistan under the obama regime and there was a resulting upsurge in violence there iraqis determined that its own troops should be trained well enough and properly so that when american and foreign troops eventually do leave iraq their own troops will be able to control the security in iraq. izzy's living in iraq have bid farewell to their spiritual leader hundreds of
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mourners gathered in the northern town of chicago to pay their respects to a prince. he died in germany last month at the age of eighty five these even already suffered years of atrocities under eisel after their armed group took over parts of the country in two thousand and fourteen thousand were killed and abducted the great prime ministers are to head to turkey for a two day visit territorial disputes and their tussle over oil and gas off the coast of cyprus are expected to be on the agenda so is the issue of greece providing sanctuary to turkish army officers or fled after the failed coup. has more from athens. the last time the two leaders met in athens fourteen months ago their language was combative president. accusing the greek prime minister of sheltering turkish army offices suspected of plotting the failed coup against him three years ago alexis cheapness reminded that the island of cyprus is divided
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between greek and turkish cypriots because of turkey's invasion forty five years ago the stage is now set for a repeat performance in ankara turkey's powerful national security council last week renewed extradition demands for the eight offices seeking asylum in greece despite greek supreme court judges forbidding extradition on humanitarian grounds the soldiers had commandeered a helicopter to escape to and landed in greece to decides he's treating the visit not doesn't put unity points to. to reaffirm the state of relationship is such a crease has no option but to yield. to turkey's demands. if that's a correct assessment the results will be. a trauma
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if anything the stakes are higher last october turkey sent a drilling ship to explore the seabed near cyprus for oil and gas in response to similar exploration by cypriots cyprus says it has the right to exploit undersea resources the turkish government disputes that in another spat greece's foreign minister announced that he was preparing to extend greek territorial waters turkey's response was to threaten war twenty years ago greece lifted its veto on turkish membership talks with the european union and the two countries started exploratory talks that came close to resolving their territorial differences in the aegean but greece then hesitated to commit to any deal and eighteen months ago turkey pulled out of the talks altogether the two sides now have no forum to discuss differences. setting up a bilateral forum would make the visit a success from the greek point of view but expectations are low jumps are open source al-jazeera athens. government says it will dedicate more than twenty million
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dollars to bind an estimated forty thousand missing people often referred to as the disappear many are young people who've fallen victim to organized crime and drug cartels around the tenth of them are thought to be migrants sistema. it's estimated that there are currently forty thousand missing people of more than eleven hundred kindest and griese around twenty six thousand and identified bodies in morgues and this is proof of the magnitude of the humanitarian crisis and human rights violations jeffrey saying that you must overcome the country a court in hungary has handed out jail sentences for one of the country's worst environmental disasters ten people were killed and reversed destroyed and more than a million cubic meters of toxic sludge escaped from a reservoir at an aluminum plant in two thousand and ten lands over parts. this was the toxic tide that swept through three villages in hungary in two thousand and ten when sludge containing hazardous waste burst through the banks of
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a storage reservoir asked nick create an untold damage to the region the country's worst environmental disaster responsible for killing ten people and injuring two hundred more. but in twenty sixteen courts cleared the managers of the aluminum plant mile of negligence with the judge ruling that the cause of the reservoir collapse was the unstable soil beneath the storage pond at the time there were protests in court when. that verdict has now been reversed with two directors of the plant being found guilty of endangering the public by criminal negligence and sentenced to two and a half years in prison i these pictures taken by environmental organization w w f a from four months before the disaster they say they showed clear signs of weakness in the reservoir structure suggesting it was already leaking the evidence being the channel of red liquid seen on the left. the new verdict is
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a win for environmentalist and local residents but despite vast sums spent on depleting the region hundreds of hectares of land remain sealed off unfit for farming it will that traces of the tragedy for years to come. out as if. it's being described as a once in a century rain is causing severe flooding in northeastern australia to men are reporting missing in queensland and thousands of homes are submerged in the city of townsville were crocodiles are adding to the danger reports. opening the floodgates of the ross river dam in queensland created what australia's weather bureau cold dangerous and high velocity flows with the damage was three hundred percent capacity engineers said they had no option downstream homes in the coastal city of townsville a flooded more than a thousand people have been moved to safety we've never seen a year's worth of riding in less than seven dies you know that's not exactly what
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we've kind and it really is new parameters that we're moving into northern australia is tropical and typically experiences heavy monsoon rains but recent downpours a far in excess of the norm in some parts of townsville salt water crocodiles displaced by the flood waters have been spotted and there's more heavy rain on the way this monsoonal trough just doesn't want to seem to move much at all there's going to be heavy rainfall over the next couple of days there will also be damaging wind gusts and intense rainfall with significant flash flooding so australia's armed forces have been called in to help with what have been described as once in a century floats some areas of queensland are expected to get a year's worth of rain in just a week and twenty thousand homes risk of being submerged if the heavy rains continue bernard smith al-jazeera. footballer came. another sixty days in a tie prison is he fights bahrain's attempts to extradite him who's
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a refugee and all stray has appeared at a hearing in bangkok to formally launch his refusal to be sent back to the country he fled he was arrested in thailand in november while on holiday iran's government wants him to serve a ten year prison sentence for vandalism and rights groups say he could be tortured if he sent back the case has been adjourned until april. captain cried foster has been spearheading the campaign to get a free and was outside the court and bangkok he says a kames continued detention is politically motivated. the top foreign minister has executive discretion in this matter that's the most important thing right now the top government has been knowing that consistently over the past two months just last week the attorney general just upon that i think is the deputy attorney general stated publicly or it needed that it should factor in the fall of the foreign minister to expel the skies which is clearly politically motivated at any
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point right throughout that that that means today throughout the next sixty days or a day further to that so we're going to continue to push for that and we know that the top foreign minister hasn't responded to any of that is that with it scott morrison is or fatima simmers or thomas box so they have had no response to to anyone around the world to expedite in this case which is their biggest worry the us has congratulated el salvador's next president looks forward to working with him edgy bikila he won by a landslide vote attending the two party system which has ruled the central american nation for a quarter century thirty seven year old campaigned as an anti-establishment outsider. zero let's take a look at the headlines right now venezuelan opposition leader is asking the
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military to defy president nicolas maduro as orders and open a humanitarian corridor into the country earlier he think european countries including britain france and spain who now recognize him as the entering leader. fighters in somalia say they bombed a shopping center in mogadishu the blast killed at least twelve people and wounded dozens of others in this somali capital pope francis has called on all religions to unite to end wars in the middle east including in yemen at the roman catholic church was speaking at an interfaith gathering in the united arab emirates francis is on a three day trip to the u.a.e. the first papal visit to the arabian peninsula. it's before all the ugly consequences of i'm thinking in particular of yemen syria iraq and libya this a call upon all religions to stand together and know posed a logic over. against money driving international relations against the borders of
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the raising of walls we proposed the gentle strength of the prayer and the daily effort in the dialogue the senate has backed an amendment that opposes president donald trump's plan to withdraw troops from syria and afghanistan senators voted seventy to twenty six in favor of the measure that says pulling out could allow iceland to regroup and destabilize both countries it's being seen as a rebuke of trumps foreign policy by the republican controlled senate. xcode government says it will dedicate more than twenty million dollars to find an estimated forty thousand missing people often referred to as the disappeared many are young people who've fallen victim to organized crime and drug cartels around the tenth of them are thought to be migrants troops are being deployed in northeast australia to help deal with severe flooding parts of queensland are under water after days of record breaking rainfall floodgates in the city of townsville were
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open to prevent a river from breaking its banks thousands of homes have been submerged forcing mass evacuations so the headlines keep it on al jazeera much more news to come inside story is that next. well thailand to deport a refugee footballer to drop grain his plight spanning three countries and spot an international campaign involving government activists and the football world or demanding his immediate release this is inside story.
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hello and welcome to the program i'm martine dennis on the future of a refugee football player is hanging in the balance as his extradition case plays out between three countries have came out of a b. is crying for help to stop his deportation from thailand to bahrain because he fears he'll be taught at their. old this one of those this certainly. the thirty five year old appeared in court in bangkok shackled in chains judges adjourned his case until april and denied bail despite international appeals for his freedom the former member of bahrain's national team was arrested in november whilst on honeymoon in thailand be fled to australia from bahrain five years ago because he says
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a ten year sentence for vandalism was politically motivated. this is a disgrace you want to discuss. and think big brother. to get the. very strong. things in your. list you can be discontent with at least he did carry on his job trying to make trouble you can't have a situation where exactly he's in a country town and they have to take. and i think it's nationalistic has to be pretty close to its competition. and. intensive way to conduct themselves in a said this is me trying. to get. more now from scott hyde he was there at court. the extradition hearing at the criminal court here in bangkok on monday morning heard directly from hakim the
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judge asked him specifically directly do you want to be sent back to bahrain he said no because if he goes back he said he'd face severe punishment we also found out out of this hearing that the legal team for hucking that will have sixty days to get together documents and evidence fighting this extradition the next session will be on april twenty second out front of the court house there were representatives from the story an embassy he has refugee status in the he was given that in two thousand and seventeen human rights groups were out front as well as a sporting groups in particular football associations out front of this courthouse here in bangkok on monday now they have all been gathered and pushing forward a global initiative to free hakim now this is something that's been going on for weeks because he's been here held here in thailand for seventy days now obviously that international effort really hasn't had much impact on thai officials because they're pushing forward with this process and again the next hearing will be on april twenty second well his case is being compared to that of
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a young saudi woman who faced a similar dilemma in thailand just last month. and fled the kingdom saying she was abused by her family for breaking social codes in saudi arabia the eighteen year old received a huge following on social media and made the headlines when she barricaded herself in her hotel room in bank up to stop her deportation the u.n. eventually stepped in and canada offered to take her as a refugee. i. all right let's introduce our guests now in bangkok we have phil robertson deputy director of the asia division of human rights watch also in bangkok via skype we have craig foster former captain of the australian football team who's been leading the campaign for hacking her niece and in copenhagen we have many am. she's the acting president of the bahrain center for human rights welcome to you all but craig can i start with you you obviously feel very very strongly about hackings
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case why firstly as a football player secondly he's a refugee who's under australia's protection and there's some question marks around the australian government is facing in this around the it's probably red notice cross it should never have gone on anyway it's against their regulations but as a whole apply out we feel our client community in australia that if we don't stand up for him he's in very real trouble secondly because this is so much about football politics and the sorted politics of the guy particular around the i.o.c. president who was implicated back in two thousand and eleven twelve in the house aeration and torture all right let me let me stop you there craig so i think we need to unpack this just a little bit keep it as simple as possible when you're talking about the president of the asia football confederation we're talking about a bahraini who has since recused himself from this case because clearly there's a conflict of interest that's what you're referring to yes yes indeed and under the
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new human rights policy all faith in every generation including the five bahraini and australian there are very strong obligations on all football officials to promote and protect the human rights of everyone in and through the game of course that includes the president did not do so for around sixty days after which he then tried to lose himself and played it lead to try and delegate responsibility to uphold the basic human rights of a player to someone else in the organization on the basis of a conflict of interest is simply not acceptable. all right let's go to merriam in copenhagen omarion what do you fear would happen to her keim should he be deported and repatch eighty to bahrain i think especially because we've seen hakim speak specifically about shift someone who we just mentioned in the interview i think that that puts him a greater risk of being. of being subjected to torture again like he was back when
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he was holding and this is something that is not it's not an exception for behind the prison systems unfortunately i married my father has been in prison i have several family members in prison right but mary i mean the bahraini government is saying that this is a man who's been tried in absentia admittedly but has been tried and found guilty of vandalism acts of vandalism particularly regarding a police station so this is a criminal act well generally speaking i think human rights watch said it best when they said that behind you don't have a dysfunctional justice system but rather a highly functional in justice system and i think case is pretty clear cut there was evidence that was submitted by his lawyers to a court where the presiding judge was a member of the ruling family and the video proved that he was playing a televised match in a different place at the time of the alleged crime that he was being accused of and the judge refused to take a look at the evidence he just dismissed it and so we're looking at
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a situation where it's very clear cut that even with bahrain's own system where justice has absolutely nothing to do with the judicial system that was a pretty clear cut case because there was very astounding evidence of how teams innocence and yet it was not considered by the judge all right phil also banco what is the situation of thailand thailand doesn't seem to be recognising status as a refugee accepted by australia. yeah that's profoundly concerning there are many refugees or travel to thailand on refugee papers like the teams from around the world and you know this is one of the reason i think that we saw so many diplomats at the court today over fifteen countries were represented there that this is now a matter of major international concern not only for hakim as a football player and a person as a refugee but also for the larger system of refugee protection which thailand is
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threatening to violate in a very fundamental way but has time that some doubt allowed time in the night and i'm sure to that has such thailand signed up to the relevant. aspects of humanitarian law of the convention for instance. well no but thailand is a rather has ratified the international convention against torture in an article three of the international convention against torture it states that no one can be sent back to a country to which they would be tortured came has already been tortured in jails and if you were sent back you'd be tortured again it would be a clear violation of thailand's obligations under the international convention against torture to send him back moreover it would be a clear violation of international customary law that no one who is a refugee shall be rare fooled to the train to any other country where they would be fleeing they fled from persecution you know it's not a deportation it's not an extra dish and this is a reform and this is barred by international human rights law and
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a very clear way in thailand is basically saying that they're going to tear up the human rights the un refugee convention and their obligations as a. country that has ratified various different human rights treaties by sending him back and that's just simply unacceptable all right and craig mentioned the role of the australian government the foreign minister has been in touch we understand with the relevant authorities in bangkok and in fact the acting ambassador of australia has been cool as phil was mentioning do you think that the australian government should be doing mall. well just last week the australian prime minister scott morrison elevated railroad directly to a general royal here in bangkok or so to date but most of them are of. course and told us by our president lawyer and none of those letters responds so clearly this this relationship between filing. that all government and australia with it's
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through trade or otherwise let's talk now to maryam in copenhagen and given your knowledge of the situation in bahrain explain for us why kean is appealing specifically to fellow shia to try and help him out of this situation that he finds himself in that well i'm not sure why that specifically i think generally in behind there has been a feeling by the population that they have been forgotten by the world and generally the kind of support that has been received has been by other shia populations around the world and so i think that that's probably where the appeal comes from as from the feeling of being forgotten for the behind the population was now for eight years continued to protests continue to criticize the government and have been slammed down and unfortunately now especially now with the trumpet
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ministration the behind the government has been a bold and so the situation has actually gone much worse all right and phil coming back to you in bangkok now without wanting to get too technical isn't it. a matter of the charges being leveled having been leveled against him are of a criminal nature and that is what the thai government says is what allows it to pursue you with the legal process is not political charges these are criminal charges against him or a criminal conviction i should think. these charges are bogus the conviction was politically manufactured the courts are kangaroo courts this is a joke let's be clear about what's going on here hakim was playing a football match the red notice said that there was a conspiratorial meeting at six in the after six in the evening that was at the time he was actually with his teammates there is a videotape of him playing football there is statements by his teammates saying
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that he was with them there are statements by the team itself saying he was with them. the amount between the time that the football match ended and when the attack was alleged to have taken place in the red according to the red notice there simply was not enough time to actually go there these these charges are garbage so this is this is a joke all right of iranian government is trying to perpetrate on the international community so why is the thai government why the time i mean is then prepared to take this case and put it through its legal system that is an excellent question that we have not been able to discover the answer to my view is that the thai government is now only now starting to see the global opposition to this move i think they were stunned to see so many diplomats i think they were surprised to see the fee for represent a fly in from switzerland they're starting to realize that they're on the short end
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of a much larger campaign that is going to continue to grow from this point forward and thailand should simply cut its losses it should state that ok sorry we're going to send it back to australia we respect refugee status and it right now the prime minister has the authority to do so that has been confirmed by the attorney general's office let's stop playing games with this travesty of justice let's send hakim home right now all right craik we've been talking quite a lot here on inside story about ten. the combination of sport and politics again we seem to have another case to win and as phil was saying fever has got involved at quite a high level as well as the regional footballing bodies yes and this is a seminal test for this new policy of play for i.o.c. do have one it's not quite as strong as that of the far end it must be up killed and hockey games well immediate and medium term is the greatest test that it spikes
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then and currently it's failing miserably people weren't doing enough just as of a week ago we rushed over to see the flop and urge them to escalate to emergency status which they need they wanted to see progress last week and i think even beat but have been surprised as says the australian government and not those at the lack of response from the thai government and prime minister so they need to do more with calling now for sporting sanctions what that means he's played at least within thailand and we'd say bahrain they are a key stakeholders well he. certainly ricky jay players and we don't know other types of players around sight and they cannot guarantee the safety of players coming into play in thailand they have four people should step up now and bar violent from playing any international games merits national team all the clubs in the nation champions league within thailand and make them play in a neutral country it's a that's the the next stand right in order to impress on the thai government that membership would be in
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a national sport carries up with the oceans right to treat the act in the play as well maryam what do we know then about the relationship between thailand on the thai government and the bar where the government well i know that there are i'm pretty sure that there are strong economic relations between the gulf you have to remember when we talk about behind we're not we can talk about behind the vigilant because the thai government knows that their relationship with one hand also as influenced by their relationship with the gulf as a whole of course excluding katana plus points. but that means that's when the thai government is not on the on the good side of the behind the government can also influence their economic deals and their economic relations with the rest of the gulf and so i think that's a big part of it because if you look back a few years ago another behind it was extradited from thailand he was also someone who was a torture survivor and he was extradited forcefully from thailand back to unfortunately that case of not get international attention i think the only reason that hakim has not been extradited already back to the high end as because his case has gotten
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international attention and because people like craig and others have done such a great job of highlighting his case in the international media to the international community and to craig how is this issue of hockey being played out in australia because from a distance it seems very much to many of us that australians don't have a huge amount of sympathy for those who are displaced by conflict by by other conditions i mean how do ordinary australians feel about you know it's a really good point you make in many of made it through out that look you know we're fighting so hard we just won a play on one football when you know we have our own issues we people arriving and seeking asylum in australia and that's something that we certainly be taking up you know following this case but as we keep saying let's just say one person once we can save like again we can turn our mind to two other issues that we have with the nation there's immense support here australia of course is a big sporting nation and i think that also helps the football community is coming
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out very strongly and we've also words to this whole concept of not just ricky jay safety through travel but also that this is a seminal case for sport and for sport governance you know we've talked before about shaped salmond and also prince nasa who was also we played along with some and back in twenty eleven twelve in this committee that they put together that has been on record in the guardian in other articles about identifying and going house or writing around one hundred fifty athletes and these two members of the royal family have now gravitated to immense was. of influence with anybody you know in all movement right and he says that you just all right believes it but these are. allegations of course that we at al-jazeera we come very far i don't want to dwell on those too much for coming to phil do you think that the pressure that is being exerted by the sporting both is by the diplomatic community do you think that they will yield what many people seem to want and that is how king to be returned to
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australia in order to receive his football career i do but i think it's going to require a lot of work and unfortunately i think that thailand is going to have to recognise that if they send hakim back to pa crane if they refer him back there as a refugee and violate his rights in that way that they're going to face a major impact on thailand's football future thailand wants to be the joint host of the indonesia and asciano of the twenty thirty four world cup if they do this they may have to consider that again for also has the authority to decide who place in the world cup so bach rain in thailand if they send hakim back you know maybe at risk getting you know basically a red card to sit down and sit out the tournaments you know the many different clubs in europe may decide that because i came has been sent back it's not safe for their players to come here so clubs like manchester united liverpool arsenal the
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major clubs that are strongly supported in the premier league by thai fans may have to start deciding that hey we're going to play or exhibition matches somewhere else thailand's government is going to have to answer to the football fans of thailand rives any of these scenarios come to pass and do you have much hope then that this pressure primarily then coming from the youth or as his of sports in particular football do you are you optimistic that that will yield the results that you want. let. him go back to australia well i think right now with the kind of pressure we're seeing there is some optimism especially because as i mentioned if it hadn't been for this pressure that we're already seeing i have no doubt in my mind i could have been sent back already i think the fact that he's still in thailand has not already been extradited is because of the international pressure that's happening and because of the international attention the hakim's case has gone and i think one of the things that's really important for us to remember is that when he was
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being tortured and behind one of the things that the torturers sets of him when they focused on beating him on his legs was that they were going to make sure that he will never play football again and that he will and that he will that they will destroy his dreams and so i think this is something that is important for us to remember when thinking about what faces should he be extradited back and do you think that perhaps too much fuss is being made about one individual bahraini who has been through an awful lot it must be said but do you think too much fuss is being made about how keen when there is so there are so many others in need perhaps of world attention i think that every individual matters i think that a six really problematic when we start talking numbers are not people and so i think that every case deserves the attention the hakim's case is getting and so i'm glad the hakim's case is getting the so tension i hope the hackings case help shed light on the thousands of other prisoners that we have been behind many of whom are still being subjected to mistreatment and torture and i hope that you know things
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turn out well for hakim even if they haven't for so many others in my country and behind and phil and we started the program and we made mention of raf our canoe nichols the saudi young woman the eighteen year old who had a fairly. traumatic experience in thailand before she was eventually accepted by canada and the tile floor she said i think i'm right in saying that she said that they wouldn't be prepared to send people unwillingly in voluntarily. to the countries of origin i think that that was the head of the immigration service saying that after the case of dr hof what's gone wrong well it was sort of on the head of the immigration service who said that he said that the foreign corresponds club of thailand and now we're expecting him to fulfill those words fulfill that promise that refugees will not be sent back into harm's way they'll not be sent back to authoritarian governments like bahrain to be imprisoned and tortured like him would face and that we expect thailand to you know do the right
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thing here and to return him to his family returned him to pascoe vale football club in melbourne where he plays and return him to the community in australia who have advocated so strongly for his release i think that thailand is really sort of at the on the on the precipice here they could go in a very wrong way down a road which would bring ruin to thai football and to tie human rights or they could do the right thing agree with the international community that it came as a refugee and send them back home and we hope that sort of change and then we hope that prior you john no child the prime minister of thailand will recognise that this is a clear choice and make the right choice and send hakim home and craig we've already outlined some and to return him to his family returned him to pascoe vale football club in melbourne where he plays and return him to the community in australia who
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have advocated so strongly for his release i think that thailand is really sort of at the on the on the precipice here they could go in a very wrong way down a road which would bring ruin to thai football and to tie human rights or they could do the right thing agree with the international community that it came as a refugee and send them back home and we hope that sort of change then we hope that prior you john no child the prime minister of thailand will recognise. that this is a clear choice and make the right choice and send akim home and craig we've already outlined some and to return him to his family returned him to the pascoe vale football club in melbourne where he plays and return him to the community in australia who have advocated so strongly for his release i think that thailand is really sort of at the on the on the precipice here they could go in
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a very wrong way down a road which would bring ruin to thai football and to tie human rights or they could do the right thing agree with the international community that came as a refugee and send them back home and we hope that sort of change and we hope that price on a child the prime minister of thailand will recognise that this is a clear choice and make the right choice and send akim home and craig we've already outlined some and to return him to his family returned him to pascoe vale football club in melbourne where he plays and return him to the community in australia who have advocated so strongly for his release i think that thailand is really sort of at the on the on the precipice here they could go in a very wrong way down a road which would bring ruin to tie football and to tie human rights or they could do the right thing agree with the international community that came as a refugee and send them back home and we hope that sort of change and we hope that
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prior you john no child the prime minister of thailand will recognise that this is a clear choice and make the right choice and send akim home and craig we've already outlined some and to return him to his family returned him to pascoe vale football club in melbourne where he plays and return him to the community in australia who have advocated so strongly for his release i think that thailand is really sort of at the on the on the precipice. this year they could go in a very wrong way down a road which would bring ruin to thai football and a thai human rights or they could do the right thing agree with the international community that came as a refugee and send them back home and we hope that sort of change then we hope that prior you john no child the prime minister of thailand will recognize that this is a clear choice and make the right choice and send hakim home and craig we've
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already outlined some and to return him to his family return him to pascoe vale football club in melbourne where he plays and return him to the community in australia who have advocated so strongly for his release i think that thailand is really sort of at the on the on the precipice here they could go in a very wrong way down a road which would bring ruin to thai football and to tie human rights or they could do the right thing agree with the international community that it came as a refugee and send them back home and we hope that sort of change and we hope that prior you john no child the prime minister of thailand will recognise that this is a clear choice and make the right choice and send hakim home and craig we've already outlined some of the conversation on twitter handle is at a.j. inside story i'm at denis in for me and the whole team here in doha if i can ask.
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