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and continue to keep the negro baby defense that what you mean about malcolm x. and martin luther king face to face. this is al jazeera. and you're watching the al-jazeera news our life my headquarters here in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes brazil is sending aid to venezuela at the request of opposition leader han. also pakistan says india needs to produce evidence for its claim that it was behind a car bomb in the disputed kashmir region. russia says it's opened a passage for tens of thousands of people to escape from a remote syrian camp. and
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a u.s. congressional report raises concerns about the trumpet ministration sharing nuclear technology with saudi arabia. to the program venezuela's military has really reaffirmed its loyalty for embattled president nicolas maduro defense minister vladimir putin says the armed forces will remain in position along the border to prevent potential threats speaking on state television producer describe the us president's recent speech about his country as arrogant and senseless the top administration has been calling on murderous army to defect and support opposition leader one quite oh brazil is creating a task force to deliver humanitarian aid to the venezuelan border it's working with the united states to send shipments by saturday brazil says it comes at one request that the opposition leader will be responsible for its distribute. president
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government has blocked us aid from entering from neighboring colombia june how small above a state in brazil. brazil is coordinating and cooperating with the united states to supply aid to venezuela and that supply of aid is set to begin on saturday february twenty third that's all according to brazilian presidential spokesman ottavio bottomless he said all this during a news conference in brasilia it was stated that the request for this aid came from venezuelan opposition leader juan and that it's. who will be responsible for getting that aid from brazil into venezuela and then distributing that aid which is to be comprised of food and medical supplies once inside venezuela now this announcement was expected because there was this looming deadline we'd heard about of february twenty third and yet there was still confusion until the announcement
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was made as to exactly what was going to happen was brazil going to be taking aid into venezuela has been israel are going to be picking up aid from brazil the question now is where exactly will this aid be taken to along brazil's border with venezuela will it be in pocket i'ma that is the most logical place as that is a border town right on the country's border with venezuela it's also the main entry point for venezuelan migrants when they leave in israel and come into northern brazil still many questions to come as exactly what is going to happen it was also stated that there is going to be an interim in the serial cast force that is going to be dealing with the logistics of this all we expect more details in the days to come. well before the power struggle venezuela's homicide rate target become one of the highest in the world or local one of the us to its killings by police on the military rose by fifty percent last year truth about.
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finding people that dare speak about police brutality is not easy in venezuela these days may be at the low says she lives in constant fear since her nephew son who she races he was a baby was killed during demonstrations against the government last month he was fifteen years old i don't know. i never expected anything like this because if ellison had been a criminal then you can expect anything but he was not the case he worked in a bakery and apparently he went with friends to protest against the government navy says her nephew was killed by a police special forces unit known as face when they entered got the neighborhood and got back us where protests have intensified in the past year or so forth although chavez socialist revolution used to run high in neighborhoods like this one but the situation has changed because of young going economic crisis and that's why the government has started a crackdown in neighborhoods like this one when the protests take place using special forces and other units people tell us that they're intimidated hair raft
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and sometimes killed when they raise their voice against the president. for these violence has been on the rise in venezuela especially in the country's poorest districts among those who want supported or chavez socialist revolution kavi more you know sunshine i was also killed by the police she was preparing a manger just before christmas when the police raided the area she says officers started shooting at everyone every room my son said it hurts but i thought he was talking about his cousin i didn't know he had also been shot they killed him my son play baseball and he said mom when i'm bigger i'll buy you a decent house and now he is dead we're going to do good. and i guess cause and we got a look at that will suffer fine you were logical disorder his mother says he was helpless is that. i saw a car and i heard the shot is. what i thought my son was hiding i never imagine my
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son was already dead he was disabled me. in two thousand and fifteen the government launched what's known as the people's liberation operation to fight crime in the country slums the fear is that as opposition against the government's threats so with its attempt to curtail dissent the independent group violence observatory says that more than ten thousand people have been killed in the past two years you and i knew the this is here that we reported in two thousand and seventeen five thousand people killed because of crime fighting operations last year increased to seven thousand five hundred this means that every day in venezuela the police in the military killed twenty people because they resisted authority that is the excuse they use in venezuela we don't have a death penalty we are talking about people killed on the streets or in their homes the government denies any wrongdoing and insist that those killed are part of criminal gangs people like avi moreno say that's nonsense and that their children
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were victims of the security forces excessive and unnecessary abuse of power. back us. now pakistan's prime minister has rejected india's accusations that his country was behind last thursday's car bombing in the disputed kashmir region now that attack killed forty one indian soldiers. asked for evidence of pakistani involvement and promised retaliation if india taxes country but also offered to cooperate with his neighbor to investigate the blast india's foreign ministry expressed disappointment at the pakistani leaders remarks saying calm failed to denounce the armed group. which has claimed responsibility for the attack we are not surprised that the prime minister of pakistan refuses to acknowledge the attack on our security forces and. as an act of terrorism prime minister of pakistan has neither chosen to condemn this ainus act not. with the families
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disclaiming any link between the terrorist attack and pakistan is an oft repeated excuse by pakistan it is a very long fact that gesture moment and you. are based in pakistan this should be sufficient proof for pakistan to take action well first of all from new delhi. the funerals continue across india as the bodies of the security forces killed in recent attacks are returned to their homes as the country mourns pressures on the government and officials to show that action is being taken for granted. security officials in indian administered kashmir blame pakistan's spy agency the i.s.i. for the car bombing by the group jaish e mohammed or jem that was. brought
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out. reductive. while the investigations continue many in india are wondering how it was allowed to happen critics say that any major attack can be considered an intelligence failure but the scope and complexity of this one made it the worst attack on indian forces in the region in three decades it leaves the question what went wrong. indian agencies in kashmir rely on locals for intelligence but some analysts say the goodwill needed for that intelligence has dwindled the past five years have been a period of extremely disruptive. communal politics now that is undermining the environment that is what is resulting in more and more frustration and more and more recruitment. this analyst says the current intelligence agencies are understaffed and resources are mr wrecked it because it
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is involved in political intelligence that is involved in the hold range of other activities many of them under aged two to core security as indian officials continue to blame pakistan for supporting armed groups prepared to launch attacks on indian troops critics say the government needs to take a look at its own security apparatus to prevent more deaths as jamil al jazeera you delhi. to the united nations she says pakistan's prime minister imran khan wants to improve relations with india. let me repeat what the prime minister said this morning he said he is prepared for an investigation provided there is actionable intelligence or credible evidence that is provided to pakistan i think his words are loud and clear there is no need for you to be either skeptical or doubtful about this but i think you should also examine india's no talks posture
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they need to be talking to pakistan and we are ready able and willing to have this conversation not just about the incident that occurred but about all the outstanding issues that divide our two countries we think the situation is a dangerous one we don't think this kind of escalation is in the interest of either pakistan or india or the entire region or indeed of the international community that you speak off it is irresponsible not to have a conversation the conversation cannot occur through the media it cannot occur through threatening statements it cannot occur through television interviews it has to occur directly between the governments of the two countries and for that my country is ready russia says it's open to corridors and syria to allow people in the barn refugee camp to return home but these pictures of the preparations are being released by the russian news agency ruptly the rope on campus in a remote corner of the syrian desert near the border with jordan and iraq it's home
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to more than forty thousand people mostly women and children. next you were probably a monster you're so lucky to be uncivil as of today the rock band refugee camp located near the military base keeps having problems the situation there continues to be catastrophic and its residents practically being held hostage by the us live on the edge between life and death under these circumstances the syrian government with assistance from russia made the unprecedented decision to open to humanitarian corridors to ensure the exit of internally displaced people from this camp to chosen places of residence now seven syrian refugee children all members of one family have died in a house fire in the eastern canadian province of nova scotia investigators described the blaze as the most deadly in recent history refugee support group said the family moved to the area and twenty seventeen the oldest child was fourteen the youngest was born in november the children's father is in
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a serious condition in hospital their mother was also injured. five civilians including two young brothers have been killed during mortar shelling by the rebels in yemen the attack happened in the data province at least fifteen people were injured it follows the un's announcement of a breakthrough agreement for the withdrawal of troops from the port city of the data as soon as wednesday and the who tees and the saudi backed government agreed to redeploy forces in an attempt to end the war yemenis desperately need aid the who data is a key port for those supplies. our diplomatic etta james bays has an update from the un on yemen. the un security council was told by the special envoy for yemen mohsin gryphus that the redeployment of forces around today this stage one would start in the next twenty four hours of course the redeployment was supposed to start after the stock called peace deal and that's two months ago and all the
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while the humanitarian situation on the ground in yemen has been getting worse the u.n. was briefed by the undersecretary general mark local in short mr president things are very band and unfortunately aid agencies are running out of money. among the many challenges the eighty eight operation faces funding is quickly becoming the biggest we expect current resources to be used up by the end of march just six weeks from now the special envoy martin griffiths also told the security council there's been progress in talks on trying to get a prisoner exchange between the various parties fighting in yemen again talk of progress but like redeployment no actual progress yet. plenty heard here on the al jazeera news our including karl lagerfeld who dominated fashion for half
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a century dies at the age of eighty five plus. i'm wayne hay in phnom penh where one of the strongest economies in the world is expected to continue its growth this year but we'll tell you why there's concern about a particularly vulnerable section of society. and the twenty thirty two olympic games has its first official bid submission. we'll tell you who that is later in the program. senior members of the trumpeter ministration have been accused of pushing for nuclear cells to saudi arabia repeatedly ignoring legal objections a detailed report by the house oversight committee outlines a secret campaign to bulldoze dozens of nuclear plants in saudi now democrats are launching an investigation michaela reports. the twenty four page report is extensive and reach in detail providing names dates and specific communications
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relating to u.s. nuclear technology in saudi arabia the oversight committee under representative elijah cummings based the report on what it calls whistleblower accounts evidence provided by career officials within the administration deeply concerned about what would appear to be a deeply corrupt process circumventing congress what is surprising us the scope of u.s. government officials. directly involved and nice business to business talks. whipped out this close and potential economic interest in the work that they were doing and that is certainly what is new among those named in the report to president trump's son in law and adviser jared cushion or who refinanced a deeply indebted new york building with a company called brookfield business partners which had just acquired a nuclear services company westinghouse electric under scrutiny as well question
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his ongoing relationship with the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman. and central to the report longtime trump supporter and one time national security advisor michael flynn who the report says was deeply involved in pushing a nuclear plan for saudi arabia that included the construction of as many as forty saudi nuclear plants the report says michael flynn was a paid advisor to a company known as i p three international during the presidential campaign through the transition period and even while serving as national security advisor the report ends on february the twelfth that is last week president trump participated in a white house meeting with private nuclear power developers initiated by i p three international and as a democrat led oversight committee commences
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a large scale investigation the question is whether house republicans will commit to it as well mike hanna al-jazeera washington. of the world is a historian consultant on energy and geopolitics he says saudi arabia is seeking a little tone a turn alternative power source to its use of domestic oil. well let's put this entire issue into context we're not talking right now about nuclear weapons technology that's an entirely different ballgame from what we're talking about retirement nuclear power technology savvy arabia has there's no indication that saudi arabia wants to enrich its own your brainy and you have to enrich uranium in a much higher level for any kind of nuclear weaponry than you would for a nuclear power plant now saudi arabia is first of all it's very expensive to enrich your own uranium and enrich uranium for power plants is actually quite cheap
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so it really wouldn't make any sense for saudi arabia to want to build its own nuclear weapons technology what we're talking about is the power generation and here's here's here's basically the lay of the land saudi arabia forty four percent of saudi arabia's electricity generation right now comes from oil and that's both horrible for the environment and bad for the country economically it much rather sell that oil or turn it into petro chemicals or some other profitable substance basically any toil that they burn for electricity is basically wasted now this is a country that cannot use hydroelectric power which is very very beneficial for baseload electricity generation and so the only non hydrocarbon electricity source of electricity that they can really turn to at this point is nuclear so it's extremely beneficial and these see it as as basically an imperative to build nuclear power plants and that's not just saudi arabia it's other places in the gulf
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as well. a veteran new york times correspondent has been denied entry into egypt david kirkpatrick was detained without explanation of the arrived at cairo airport on monday the former cairo bureau chief was then scored on to a flight back to london the following day the new york times says patrick's denial of entry is part of a broader press crackdown and the president of the fact that a c.c.s. so hard zis is a professor of law because university and director of the center on security race and rights she says the u.s. government is partly to blame for the situation. it's in bold and by the trumpet ministration pompei o. was just there in january in egypt and claimed that america was doing good in the middle east and last july of two thousand and eighteen the white house and congress released two hundred ninety five million dollars that had been withheld from military aid to egypt on account of their human rights violations so clearly what's
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happened is that the u.s. has caved on its commitments to human rights which is consistent with the trumpet ministration and that emboldened president sisi of egypt to do things that had never been done in the past it's one thing to oppress your own journalists which unfortunately has been the case in egypt over multiple decades but it's very unusual for the egyptian regime to exclude journalists of the stature of david kirkpatrick from an international mainstream newspaper based on no grounds whatsoever david kirkpatrick is known for being quite independent particularly insofar as his willingness to critique the egyptian regime and even the sisi regime and he recently published a book called into the hands of the soldiers which was at least viewed by many in the egyptian government to be critical and to identify what happened in two thousand and thirteen as a coup which is and that them how to the current sisi regime so it's actually no coincidence but still even previous journalists were critical even david
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kirkpatrick when he was in cairo up to two thousand and fifteen he didn't experience expulsion so what we're seeing is a ratcheting up of press repression that is both within the country of twenty five journalists in egypt at least twenty five that are imprisoned and egypt trading is one hundred sixty one out of one hundred eighty at the world press freedom index so egypt is not even in a good situation regrets to its press freedom. journalist mahmoud is saying has been in the chips and prison for more than two years he's been held without charge trial or conviction hussein was detained on december the twentieth twenty sixteen by egyptian authorities upon his arrival in cairo for an annual vacation to visit his family egypt has accused the qatar based news producer of broadcasting false news al-jazeera denies these charges and calls for sane to be released immediately u.s. president donald trump says trade talks with china are going well the chinese delegation
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arrived in washington on tuesday to resume talks with u.s. officials it follows last week's negotiations in beijing which ended without a deal trumpeters also indicated the march first deadline for raising terrorists from ten to twenty five percent could be extended i can't tell you exactly about timing but. the day is that a magical date a lot of things can happen in a group question will be will we raise the tariffs because they automatically kick in to twenty five percent as one two hundred billion dollars worth of goods that they said so i know the chairman would like that for that to happen so i think they're trying to move fair so that doesn't happen but it's we'll see what happens i can only say that the talks with china and trade have guy very very well in the meantime our economy is very strong we're doing well. bodhi has been one of the best performing economies in the world over the past two decades and that's
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forecast to continue this year but there are threats to come bodie as growth wayne hale reports now from plump. the story of cambodia is a remarkable one from the ashes of genocide and civil war this country has been for decades rebuilt and transforms on the back of foreign investment and strong exports this year cambodia had the sixth fastest growing economy in the world ranking its head for twenty years the wealthy have become very wealthy although exactly how much money they have is in many cases impossible to know given that cambodia results are regarded by some as one of the most corrupt countries in the world in the last few years a small middle class has also begun to emerge thanks partly to a surge of foreign investment in real estate led by china. and the country. by land more expensive and some people can
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get money from selling a piece of land and. moving around in a country and poverty rates in cambodia have fallen in the last fifteen years with twelve percent of the population now classified as severely poor a lower figure than before but the overwhelming majority of those who have climbed off the bottom are only just above it meaning they could easily slip down again the united nations estimates that more than twenty percent of cambodians are vulnerable to poverty the statistics are heading in the right direction but there's an underlying fragility cambodia's economy has been largely built on agriculture and textile exports to seke business still very much relies on the concern is there hasn't been enough emphasis on diversifying the economy and because of that its vulnerability could be easily exposed. there are a number of threats to cambodia's growth including drought that's forecast this year a possible global economic slowdown or tariffs being imposed on at six ports by the
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european union over its human rights record but for many people there are more immediate concerns made worse by the real estate boom urban coldly with the constant fear of being forced out when a property developer comes knocking now i need to know that going on me really happy living in this community i'm very concerned every day i don't have a title because authorities haven't bridges to the people so we're always worried about being a victim. cambodia is developing fast but there are many threats emerging that could make for an uncertain economic future and a long way for some to climb out of poverty wayne hay al jazeera. well still ahead here on the back in fashion. business it's a make over in mosul. my administration has recognized space as a war fighting. one small step for. space force
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gets closer to reality. as well. korea victory number two hundred. story in sports. hello mikhail has just had about a month's worth of rain in a day there's more unusual weather in fact for the whole of the winter china's had rain when it shouldn't have and it doesn't that much in these clouds but there is more to develop hong kong should be on the dry side amica joining fairly soon i think with the rain inland is likely to develop fencing spread out towards shanghai and the northern edge is still cold enough for a bit of snow around one hand she said as an example maybe the rains first back
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into sichuan which is also been dry recently but then it should be dry and that's true now this is this dry pattern exists all the way down towards the island of borneo we've seen the big showers recently and so the way i see as you see it and satellite picture covering java and to the east are running out sumatra even to k or singapore now they are still in the forecast for the them all rarities and you most likely have a dry time wherever you are in both malaysia and indonesia interestingly it is allowable we are developing significant rain now coming out of eastern iraq and into was pakistan you see the clan already now it's going to take a developmental form so it's like a pretty wet day from karachi northwards clearly the further north you are and in afghanistan it's not to be rain it's going to be snow. the weather sponsored can't our.
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part. whether online. went to the answer for them not to do this or if you join us on the sat all of us have been colonized in some form or some fashion this is a dialogue we are talking about a legal front and you have seen what it can do to somebody people are using multiple drugs including the phone and some people are seeking it out everyone has a voice and that's your thoughts here twitter and you could be on the street join the global conversation on mt is iraq.
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killed watching al-jazeera is news hour with a reminder of our top stories brazil is creating a task force to deliver humanitarian aid to the venezuelan border it's working with the united states to send shipments by saturday at the request of opposition leader one quite. pakistani prime minister imran khan is denying indian allegations that his country was involved in last week's bombing in the disputed kashmir region forty one indian soldiers were killed in the suicide blast india has dismissed cars offer to cooperate in an investigation and senior members of the trumpet ministration are being accused of pushing for nuclear technology sales to saudi arabia repeatedly ignoring legal objections democrats on launching an investigation
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after releasing a report based on testimony from anonymous whistleblowers. a report in the new york times is raising questions about whether the us president went further than previously reported to try and stop investigations into him and his close allies article hate how small of washington d.c. . as federal investigators are closing in on the president's former fixer and lawyer michael cohen the new york times says u.s. president donald trump called his acting attorney general matthew whittaker and asked that a trump loyalist be put in charge of the investigation whittaker didn't make that move and cohen went on to plead guilty to coordinating with the president to make payments to keep news of two affairs out of the headlines before the election along with other crimes the call could possibly be seen as the president trying to obstruct justice he's denied it and gave you that just more faked is a lot of there's a lot of fake there's a lot of fake news out there no i did the new york times is not known for producing
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fake news and if true it could spell trouble for whitaker who said this to congress under oath at no time has the white house asked to work nor have i provided any promises or commitments concerning the special counsel's investigation or any other investigation line to congress is a crime the justice department is denying the new york times story but the paper is also reporting the lawyers for the president reached out to lawyers for two of his former top aides to talk about potential pardons his former national security advisor michael flynn who has pled guilty to light the f.b.i. and his former campaign chairman paul metaphor who has been convicted of a litany of other crimes this is a story of a president already under investigation for obstructing justice potentially making it much worse for himself at the very least giving special counsel robert mueller even more to look into. al-jazeera washington. no us politician betty sanders
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has and to the twenty twenty white house race it's the independent senators second attempt he lost the democratic party's twenty sixteen nomination to hillary clinton whose defeats by donald trump the seventy seven year old will campaign on many of the same promises as last time including universal health care higher minimum wage and free public college tuition. bernie sanders i'm running for president and i'm asking you today to be part of an unprecedented grassroots campaign of one million active volunteers in every state in our country our campaign is not only about the feeding donald trump the most dangerous president in modern american history it is not only about winning the democratic nomination and the general election our campaign is about transforming our country and creating a government based on the principles of economic social racial and environmental
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justice christine pleasing is a member of the democratic national committee she says bernie sanders is most likely to be the frontrunner in the race. well i think it's very exciting that bernie sanders is running again he has millions of voters who supported him last time who are certainly seeing him as the front runner i also think it's really important to clarify that it's not so much a matter of a contrast between the left part of the party and the right part of the party it's a matter of how deep and authentic your policy beliefs are he has an organization he has candidates he's helped elect to public office and party office in the last couple of years he also wants to be careful that he's not a victim of his own success one of the successes is that people start to realize that there is a winning message and having universal health care or college tuition and rising wages the downside of that success as you mentioned is that there are other candidates who can come in and be a fresh face adopt his ideas and perhaps. beat him because this time around he
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is the establishment his ideas are still challenging but logistically speaking right now he's the front runner he's the establishment which means that he's the one everybody's out there trying to beat. now it's been more than a year and a half since eisel defeat in mosul despite pledges by the international community of tens of billions of dollars we construction of the destroyed west of the city has hardly begun as people continue to struggle to rebuild their lives their ox national security adviser says eisel fighters are regrouping and recruiting in certain parts of the country charles trafford as well from mosul. a beauty salon in eastern mosul business as usual and want to several to open in the city since i saw was forced out almost two years ago before that women here caught wearing makeup or not covering their faces would be whipped seventy times we didn't have beauty
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salons when i sell ruled in muscle but after they were defeated the beauty business had become popular again it's a sign of overcoming eisel indoctrination. life on the surface at least may be returning to normal in the east of the city but just two kilometers away it's a very different world. this is western mosul what used to be the old city where i saw fighters put up their last stand last year international donors pledged around thirty billion dollars in loans and investment to help rebuild the devastated parts of iraq including mosul but the results are slow in coming. it's been more than year and a half since victory over eisel was declared here and there is very little sign of reconstruction having started yet there are daily reports of isis supporters and fights is trying to recruit in areas they wants controlled the territorial battle
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against i still may be over but the ideological battle goes on. one of the reasons i still was able to take root in mosul and vost swathes of iraq's sunni heartland in the west and north of the country was because of what the sunni community said was neglect discrimination and often violence by repeated shia led government but all suffered terrible atrocities under isis rule shia christians use e.-d. and sunni alike according to iraq's national security adviser eisel is already trying to reorganize and has increased its activities in parts of north and western iraq iraqi security forces continue to arrest members of what they describe as i sold sleeper cells in recent months i still is reported to have kidnapped and murdered dozens of people it's accused of cooperating with iraqi security forces and they have been countless attacks by i saw on iraqi soldiers and members of the
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various pro iran armed groups that were at the forefront of the fight against eisel the local government in mosul says they are taking measures against any attempt to spread isis message. in that cool i have ordered for unified friday sermons in all mosques in the in of a province hocussed on counteracting i saw as ideology and highlighting the atrocities committed by them and how people should work together to overcome their ramadan so i sold culture at the place where baghdadi declared himself kalif of isis so cool caliphate in two thousand and fourteen officials lead plaque marking the start of a five year project to rebuild the annuity mosque. but iraqis their leaders and governments around the world know it will take more than just reconstruction to defeat ideas. stratford al-jazeera mosul now the united
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states is a step closer to creating a space force president donald trump has ordered the pentagon to establish the new military department which will begin as part of the air force america must be fully equipped a defender of vital interests our adversaries are training forces and developing technology to undermine our security in space and they're working very hard at that that's why my administration has recognized space as a war fighting domain and made the creation of the space force a national security priority i think we'll have great support from congress because they do support something when we're talking about such importance. joel rubin is a former u.s. state department aide on political military and middle east affairs he joins me now live via skype from chevy chase in maryland good to have you with us i mean this may have started actually is that sort of a campaign slogan which is now or now has the looks of becoming reality despite
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sort of the initial criticism from opponents are you surprised we've got to this point. well it certainly has made a lot of progress through what president trump initially called out sure in the campaign but there is a background to this and this is not a new idea and it's also not very clear where the american congress is or certainly the american people are in it and so president trump is pushing forward but concerns don't begin here from congress are about making this too much focused on military activity and not enough about the commercial applications and not not really clear what diplomatic strategy is to ensure that we don't militarize space in dado will talk about the commercial side of it in a moment for example if china and india have made no secret of their desire to venture and go forth where if i can use the phrase where no man has gone before i mean is that a factor for the u.s.
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right now where they sort of mothballed the shuttle program there any really working with the international space station as their main priority. well the american space program is a point of national pride in this country clearly and around the world it's always good looked to as the leader but we've had some shocks to the system lately in particular with the moon with the chinese getting to the dark side of the moon that was a real shock to the american system so there are concerns that we are falling behind in the space race although this exact space force is not necessarily designed for that because nasa is civilian space agency is not part of this military option and of course you know let's talk about the commercial companies that have risen. in recent years i mean that there is a reaction is that not companies like virgin galactic and space x. offering not just sort of commercial potential but also offering their services
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maybe to governments that the u.s. wouldn't like to see take to the skies and take to space. yeah i actually was in huntsville alabama in december the species filippi there and there's a lot of pride in nasa for its back background in fundamental research into space exploration in a sense that the private companies are piggybacking on that and really able to leverage the significant amount of taxpayer dollars that have gone into building an american space program and there's concern about the rules of the road what are they how is this going to be governed how are we going to ensure there's international cooperation that space travel is something that is excess of all a lot of real critical policy issues that we're barely beginning to grapple with here as you point out the military the diplomatic up legations commercial there's a lot going on right now and there's not a clear american space policy let alone
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a global one and of course what we've got now is a timeline of events that president trumpet like to say for the space force how long do you think it's going to take from the words we've heard from him to actually saying it in operation. well first let's go through the american congress and there has to be money appropriated and they have to begin to develop it so this is years in the making if it is to get to the point where we actually have a legitimate force within the u.s. military so it will take time and it's not at all clear that there's enough monetary support right now to support that kind of adventure but there still is deep concern about americans role in space and about protecting our assets in space or certainly some form of application will take place but this is years in the making or see how this pans out for a moment joel rubin thanks very much for joining us from maryland it. now to
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nigeria where the death toll from the time called civilians in the north has doubled to more than one hundred thirty people get in a state authorities said the police investigations were underway after sixty six were discovered and eight villages on friday governor see a refined says the motive behind the attack appeared to be ethnic tensions violent clashes between christian farmers and slim has been over land and water escalated in recent years and india that military pilot has been killed after two planes collided while training for national dramatic video of the incident shows the plane spiraling out of control over the state of conduct two pilots managed to object and parachute safely to the ground with minor injuries one of the world's most famous fashion designers karl lagerfeld has died at the age of eighty five friends of the tribute saying his humor wit and passion for fashion
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will live on for ever so occur it looks back at his life and legacy. instantly recognisable in his dark suits ponytails hat and sunglasses collared lagerfeld was at the top of the fashion industry for more than half a century born in pre-war germany his big breakthrough came in the nineteen fifties ofter moved to paris when he won an apprenticeship with designer pierre balmain going on to find success with fashion houses including chloe a trendsetter his modern unusual designs found their way into high street shops like h. and m. giving him unprecedented popular appeal but it was chanel that propelled him to rock star status. you know if it's not needed. or a problem in the world who may be more important to it that is not the problem but it's an industry and you don't question has to go with time efficient doesn't go with times vision would be lost. lagerfeld dressed some of the most famous people
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in the world. the first of the super models miami campbell includes a shift. to jerry hall and even madonna and more recently the offspring of hollywood stars. his outspoken and stinging remarks for the wrong politics or person size and him the nickname keiser call but friends and colleagues in the industry and beyond describe him as a genius and a visionary. lagerfeld spent much of his life in the public eye but remained a launch an elusive figure hiding behind those trademark song glasses. it was when not working he retreated to his large library of books. he worked primacy to the end and he's behind a huge legacy and his much loved cats chew pad. we
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spoke to its margin jack a london based fashion stylist who's worked as a consultant for a number of leading luxury fashion brands she explains how lagerfeld introduced the fashion industry. in the fashion community there's been an outpouring of love and respect for him he has a he's almost like an icon for the industry it's that one name hero so imagine for hollywood the loss of say somebody like elizabeth taylor for the fashion industry it's on that level somebody who's worked in the industry since the fifty's elevated brands from the doldrums such as what he did with should know when he went there in one thousand nine hundred three to now almost a ten billion turnover for us when they were brave they revealed their figures for the first time last year so he's a global icon in the industry and his passing can't be underestimated its effects on the industry every house he worked with he both managed to understand
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and work with the d.n.a. of the brand to many research on stand so like we should know which i'm wearing today out of respect for him you know the clay and the go button to see the iconic bag but with fendi with that label he also understood how to make those brands buy for elephant elevate themselves by addressing younger audiences the collaboration which is unveiling. later this year with far fetch so he understood how to keep it relevant the shows are always spectacular the most exciting event on the paris fashion week calender. well still ahead here. in the us will bring you that story in a few minutes time. he has.
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way one. thank you so much trouble start with the champions league and not much in the way of goals in tuesday night's last sixteen first leg matches liverpool and byron munich finished goalless while the situation in france was the same with leon and barcelona drawing nil nil as well now the action continues on wednesday when italian champions eventis take on athletico madrid christiana rinaldo will be the main focus here when he played at real madrid here were team li tormented i'd like to go and his new italian team will be hoping that he can continue that streak he is that a twenty two times against them over the years. english champions manchester city will also be on the field for their first leg last sixteen against charlotta the
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german club will enjoy home advantage in the first leg but they are struggling domestically they lie in fourteenth place in the bundesliga standings but man city are taking nothing for granted with many dreams you know i had to learn to do a good competition to make a good game tomorrow to do bring. those games in the best position for i was too. strong we feel a lot of confidence. and of course to us to you know to make a good game in the special to try to score goals bush is so important a way to try to screw and mean one goal but asian football confederation is ramping up its efforts to tackle pirate channel b. out q they've called in leading experts to help after the saudi based channel illegally broadcast asian cup last month other football governing bodies like feet for a new way for have already pursued legal action against the queue for stealing content that belongs exclusively took a tar's b.n. sports in the middle east b.n. recently announced it would not renew its deal with formula one because they felt
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the sport was not doing enough to stop piracy. emerged in two thousand and seventeen after saudi arabia the u.a.e. and egypt launched an economic and trade blockade of qatar. indonesia is the first country to officially submit a bid to host the twenty thirty two summer olympic games the country's capital jakarta will host the games if the bid is successful last year they hosted another successful asian games if they win the rights they would become the fourth agent city to host after tokyo seoul and beijing tokyo host next year's olympics with paris and los angeles to host the two after that you'll see the i.o.c. you have come and witnessed the success of the asian games with the great success of the asian games the all you see have accepted an interest but this is still going to be a long process the start of the new major league baseball season is still some five weeks away and teams are hard at work in spring training one team looking to make
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a statement is a send you a padres they signed up many machado in the most lucrative free agent deal ever machado has agreed to a three hundred million dollars deal ten years with the padres he's hit thirty home runs in each of the past four seasons and is likely to fill the gap at third base the agreement is still subject to a successful physical son diego finished bottom of their division last year and haven't reached the playoffs since two thousand and six this would also be the second largest deal in baseball history of years young carlos stanton three hundred twenty five million dollars thirteen year deal with the miami marlins was signed in two thousand and fifteen. in tennis they only osaka lost her first match since being crowned the world number one on tuesday osaka was up against france's christina dinner at the dubai tennis championships lived in a village raced into a three love first set lead and never looked back the frenchwoman taking the honors six three six three split with her coach about a week ago and was emotional during the post match news conference.
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no offense to you guys i'm pretty sure like as time goes on you guys will stop talking about it for now. biggest tennis news. it's a little bit hard because if people are staring at me and not in like a good with. world number two some on a holiday has won her two hundred career main draw match the romanian defeated canada's eugenie bouchard in the second round of the dubai tennis championships on tuesday the twenty seven year old winning this one seven six and six four for what is also her fourth career win over the shard. and two time wimbledon champion patrick is also through to the third round in dubai the world number four did not have it as straightforward as though after losing the first set in the tiebreaker to her fellow czech that even in the uk over she fought back to take the second six
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four veto but managed to hold her nerve in the deciding set taking that six four to progress to the next round the twenty year old would be caroline garcia or jennifer brady next michela schiffer and reminiscent hauser know where the winners of the parallel slalom and stock come on tuesday fresh from the world championships an aura american skier shifrin face stiff competition in the swedish capital but eventually beat christina geiger of germany in the final by a margin of point twenty seven seconds sweden's and larson came. for a top the time sheets again after the second session on the second day of formula one testing and barcelona. battle had set the pace on monday his new teammate charles clarke was a second faster than the rest of the runners on tuesday williams wore were a no show for a second day their car not quite ready for time world champion lewis hamilton concentrated on piling up laps rather than speed and with seven fastest in his
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mercedes. others weren't so fast daniel ricardo had a spin out after the rear wing of his car broke apart on the main straight the damage kept him from improving on this time in a push to beat the clik. i think globally speaking it's hard to know if. it's hard to know if we've got a good car or not a good car. i think i did a bit of a long run this morning that was the only real i got to do and i think that was quite encouraging the way we kind of use the tires throughout that run and then the way it came back a bit at the end. yeah that was i feel good after that run basically and why ski down a hill when you can drive up it former world champion mathias extrem managed to climb up this steep slope in austria in an electric powered car he called on help though from retired olympic skier axel and spend to navigate the course the gradient on this run it was a shocking eighty five percent so the team used metal spikes on the tires to give
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it. your birthday why would you do that it's a lot to rescan or award but for me i've been doing a lot of crazy things in my life and in sport or with cars. doing big boy doing riding whatever everything comes with danger. to squeeze the limits is something that i like and while stunt drivers have dangerous jobs sometimes sports reporters do too especially if you work in the n.h.l. commentator pierre mcguire is a lucky man here he was inches away from being hit in the face at monday's game between the columbus blue jackets and tampa bay lightning thankfully though only the camera was hit. it's fair to space just by a hair well that's it for me we'll have more later but still you can follow the news of course of course on our website at al-jazeera dot com we'll be watching the i was there a news hour with me so rob jordan's up with a lot of for hard news after the break if you can join him and told him for me
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