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all right and the serious political fallout begins you the cheska murders case solved on al-jazeera. zero. zero zero zero i maryam namazie this is the news hour live from london coming up civilians leave i sells last stronghold in syria the village of bug could soon be recaptured by u.s. backed fighters how social media is being used to target kashmiris living in india after last week's suicide bombing in indian controlled kashmir. more british politicians resign from their political parties over breaks it this time three lawmakers from the ruling conservative party. and pope francis proposed to hold
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a historic summit on abuse in the catholic church but fails to meet any survivors. and i'm we're hurting in doha with all of your support the united states announced former world number two golfer steve stricker as their captain for the twenty twenty ryder cup about for you and more and later on news hour. i still wants control most of eastern syria and a third of iraq but it's now on the brink of defeat its territory reduced to a sliver of land that the u.s. backed democratic forces have started evacuating civilians from syria's east and the edge of. it's a sign there could be an end to a standoff that's lost it more than a week several trucks have left the besieged enclave carrying men women and children it's believed fighters use civilians as human shields well some five
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hundred fighters that remain holed up in the area evacuated civilians are being taken to the camp in northern syria which has been coined the village of the damned it's where many i still brides including the british teenager have been have ended up the camp a segregated one pot for ordinary citizens the other for suspected i still families . meanwhile further south on syria's border with jordan is the rock bottom camp it lies inside the so-called de confliction zone set up by u.s. forces and is controlled by the free syrian army rebels well there are around forty thousand people mostly women and children living in the rock band camp they were given a twenty four hour window to leave by the syrian government in russia but many decided to stay to safety concerns there is imran khan has the latest now from the turkey syria border. at least ten trucks have left the alba who's village pairing women and children now the civilians have been
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a real concern for both the united nations and the syrian democratic forces in effect both the united nations on the center and democratic forces say i see a using those civilians as human shields now it's in ices interest of keep the civilians there because it stops the s.d.f. from coming inside the village now the village most of it has actually been completely destroyed and the civilians and living in what is effectively tented camps in the outskirts of that village now given that they've now been able to leave the s.t.'s are very confident they'll be able to go in and deal with isis fighters now that the i suffices had a very long time to prepare for this fight they knew it was going to come at some point and they biased to dig tunnels and what we're hearing is a lot of those are suffices in those tunnels so there's still be a very tough fight for the syrian democratic forces now as i say whilst all this goes on we still have the situation in iraq up on camp on camp is controlled by the f.s.a. there is
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a no man's land effectively about fifty five kilometers before you get to these russian and syrian opened corydoras now these corridors so-called humanitarian corridors allegedly going to allow syrians in the camps mostly women and children to be able to go north however there's a real suspicion that's what few people have sight to see the crossings opened by the regime and the russian military police are claimed to be safe but the people here are not feeling any safety or stability people here feel as if they are drowning and looking for anything at all to rescue themselves the road to the camp has become my original i am for me personally if i leave it would be army to go from one death trap to another if i found a safe place from a my kids and my family i would guard finish it if that's not understood by pinning the crossing is a good step but we wanted to be our the same by the un because i'm. lies we've been told before nobody believes these crossings are safe so despite the fact that there
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is a very desperate situation in the camp people are running low on food on oil on accommodation on water and they are living effectively on top of each other this is a very real suspicion of the russian and syrian motives and this coital although the window came to an end and this morning it was open for twenty four hours it's unclear whether the russians and the syrians will keep the corridors open for any longer. now the developments bangladesh's foreign minister says the british teenager who fled london to join i.c.l. and who is in the other we mentioned earlier will not be allowed into his country on tuesday the u.k. move to strip shamima begum of her british citizenship believing she was a deal national with bangladeshi heritage the foka has more on this. finding close . to a decision this is how nineteen year old. that she was being stripped of her british citizenship from a copy of a letter from the british home office begum is in
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a refugee camp in syria where she was discovered earlier this month and. i thought i would. kind of. in twenty fifteen she and two friends left the u.k. to join eisel in syria she married a dutch eisel fighter soon after arriving and to be living in isis last stronghold before arriving at the camp can i say to you i think it's british prime minister said the decision to revoke citizenship would be carefully considered the overall point my friend makes is absolutely right which is how important it is for this government and this country to make very clear that we will take action against those who are involved in terrorism the british government can withdraw a person citizenship if they are deemed a security risk providing it doesn't leave them stateless it's believed begum has bangladeshi heritage and is eligible for citizenship when the case the country's
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foreign ministry said teenager is not a bangladeshi citizen there is no question of bacon being allowed to enter bangladesh. bacon's infant son is a british national by birth the british government says his rights and unaffected. this is bethnal green grew up an area with a large bangladeshi community in london's eastend the case is divided opinion here there's just so many factors in this and i'm actually quite a bit torn to that one hundred it was the truth but this is the ship i want them to bring her in the baby ava but the other hand i'm like she did go away and she did join you know terrorist group. only fifteen when she left for syria there are some including the former head of britain's foreign intelligence service m i six people leave the british society should be strong enough to give her a second chance others want her to come to the u.k. to stand trial to possibly face a prison sentence and enter into
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a de radicalization program. begum says she doesn't regret travelling to syria she's also described the twenty seventeen manchester arena bomb attack is justified retaliate the comments haven't won her much sympathy but one former senior police officer believes begum should be seen as a victim you know we took him as sexual exploitation we were talking about individuals that were on the on the internet being radicalized parents had no idea whatsoever what was happening. an estimated nine hundred british nationals have joined eisel but only forty have been prosecuted the government wants to send a tough signal to others hoping to return to the u.k. but every right or wrong decision the government makes sets a precedent for others. al-jazeera london. meanwhile in the united states secretary of state my pompei says an american born woman who joined i still is no longer a u.s. citizen and will not be allowed to return to the country with sana says she made
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a mistake in joining the armed group in syria and now wants to return to america with her eighteen month old son but secretary. has no legal basis to claim american citizenship a lawyer for the woman's family says maisano was brainwashed online and could have valuable intelligence the u.s. forces senior clergy from across the calf and it was will gather at the vatican on thursday for a historic meeting halting sexual abuse by priests for decades the catholic church has struggled with the scandal as thousands of cases of child sex abuse were revealed survivors were due to meet the pope on wednesday but he failed to show up or a challenge reports from the to consider. each of these people have stories to tell their own stories or other people's stories of years of suffering of the hands of catholic priests bishops and cardinals. on the eve of an unprecedented meeting on
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sexual abuse of the vatican they brought their stories to tell pope francis. speaking to journalists earlier in the day survivors explained what they wanted but zero tolerance if you've abused a child you're not going to be a priest anymore and if you've covered up for that abuse or. you two are not going to be a priest anymore. starting from when he was seven like i just saw and is abused by three different men but it was sexual assault i don't i don't i don't really need to go into graphic detail but i was sexually assaulted by these characters and while still having recovered in the physical sense it didn't have any long lasting effect on me what these creatures did to me i still actually have a weekly therapy session because it messes your mind up. it's abuse like this that the vatican says it's determined to put a stop to and that the four day meeting is vital in impressing on senior clarity
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who've come from around the world that it's their shared responsibility to do so but a low cardinals and bishops will hear video testimony from victims of sexual abuse no survivors is being given the chance to speak with her in person now so they were putting great importance on their expected separate meeting at the party but it didn't go as planned first of all pope francis wasn't there but made it very clear some of us that's not ok we're going to see victims see it as a sign of disrespect that the leader of the catholic church sent bishops instead this vatican summits on sexual abuse may be unprecedented in its size and its scope but survivors have still told us that they are skeptical that it's going to lead to any meaningful change and their experiences on wednesday of only reinforce that feeling for them the summit has got off to a bad start before it's even begun to return to al-jazeera the vatican. now with the news live from london more still ahead on the program
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a lifeline for patients in war torn yemen we look at the app that connects them with people willing to donate. the tensions in tattoo artist making a comeback and once ruled by i sell. out in split he'll be here with action from need to buy tennis championships including well to see one. the leader of pakistan administered kashmir message khan has told al jazeera he fears there's a risk of war with india after last week's attack in the disputed region forty one indian paramilitary soldiers were killed in pakistan based on group jaish e mohammad says it was behind the bombing the pakistani government was not involved in it. we reject the allegations that the indian government has made and we all saw denounced the kind of frenzy that indian ruling party
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and the extremist groups have picked up in india and the kind of anti pakistan a. sentiment that there whipping up there is a very very negative and this is pushing the two countries to the brink of war and we are against this kind of warmongering the other reaction that i want to give is that there is a bigger reality there is this incident of course and pakistan has denied any responsibility so has assad but at the same time i would like to say that there is a bigger reality there and the bigger reality is that for the past so do one cheers midis have been brutalized and about half a million views have been killed in the past. seventy one cheers and killings are continuing people are being tortured and maimed and blinded. meanwhile kashmiris across india say they have been harassed threatened and assaulted since last week's
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suicide bombing in indian controlled kashmir many blame indian news channels and social media to starting the violence against them says jameel reports from new delhi. from the tops of the suspect was standing in the working of us that for us was our city this is one of many videos posted on social media targeting anyone in india even suspected of being unpatriotic because he's living in india have become prime targets with many telling stories of being harassed threatened and worse. or this kashmiri student was studying in an indian university when a local mob forced him and other kashmiris to flee he doesn't want to be identified for fear of reprisals against him and other students. he says the violence began after a twitter post celebrating the deaths of indian troops in kashmir was spread on campus he believes the post was fake but the damage has been done and the people
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who posted it. there are spreading hatred. like many marys he says he left kashmir because of violence there made him feel unsafe but in light of what's happening to them in india. and nobody wants. to know some kashmiri say it's not just social media that stoking hatred against reason india they see the mainstream indian media as adding to the tensions and that it's leading to more violence several television channels have had near continuous coverage of the attack on indian troops some parents feel the media is partly to blame for kashmiri students now being targeted. the way indian media is provoking people and trying to incite trouble i don't think kashmiris are safe in india. but others blame india's leadership for not cracking down on the violence criticizing prime minister narendra modi for not condemning attacks against marys
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or even appealing for calm the silence had been designed precisely. to give give space to every claimed he was it took on lot you know come out with nukes and credit crevices and crannies it reproduce agree to this the great it is the people used to be ashamed of in the past are now being glorified. the result of that is being felt by kashmiris across india as many now make their way back to kashmir saying it's safer being in india says jamil al jazeera new delhi. now the u.k.'s exit from the european union has been thrown into further chaos off just three m.p.'s quit the ruling party of the prime minister's praxis strategy they've joined eight other m.p.'s from the opposition who formed a new political can i say sion meanwhile prime minister to resign may is just
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wrapped up talks in brussels where she's been trying to break the deadlock over bracks it's fulbright and has more. britain and the e.u. are careering towards a bracks a deadline in less than forty days and the political tempo is only becoming more frantic and more uncertain in the british parliament internal party divisions have accelerated into full blown resignations three conservatives now joining eight labor m.p.'s in going independent i also hope it gives courage to members of the government who are deeply concerned about this no deal becoming a real a real possibility and it will give them the courage next week to do it but frankly some of them should on a long time. in their joint resignation letter the three former conservatives say that their final straw was the government's disastrous handling of it it was unconscionable they wrote that a conservative government was recklessly marching the country to the cliff edge of no deal they lamented the failure of politics in general the resignations or the
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elephant in the room at the weekly session of prime minister's questions despite the eleven new independent tempi sitting very noticeably in new seats in the chamber by the theresa may nor jeremy corbyn acknowledge that he and i heard. this place as at war with itself the tories and the labor party are imploding scotland deserves better we. are hearing from you very often the british prime minister's way out was to travel from london to brussels to meet commission president juncker his chief negotiator michel barnier they did not shake hands for the cameras in a fancy dress unit called protesters outside looked more optimistic than the diplomats inside. no breakthrough was predicted and by the time the prime minister's convoy departed no compromise had been reached but there is a growing sense of time running out and some suggest that the emergence of the
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independent group will embolden other dissenters we don't know how it will impact. well turns up but it does make it look but now there's a new independent group of l. make more independent action from other m.p.'s more rather than less likely perhaps the most interesting aspect of the resignations of these eleven am peace is not their individual grievances but the collective grievance that politics in the u.k. is broken and that the political landscape dominated by just two main parties is ill equipped to deal with the polarizing nature of the brics it debates the real test will be how many more m.p.'s they can persuade to join them ahead of the meaningful vote on the next step for brics it next week. paul brennan al-jazeera westminster. but joining us now to discuss this is professor tony travers from the school of public policy at the london school of economics thank you very much for coming to speak to us today's developments echo a schism in one thousand nine hundred one they went seven m.p.'s from the labor
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party broke away to form the social democratic party they tried to change the landscape of british politics it didn't work does this grouping have a long term future in your view well it's too early to say you're absolutely right when the m.p.'s left in one thousand nine hundred precisely not precisely on the same issues but similar kind of issues for the labor party was led in a left wing way and these were moderates who wanted to form a social democracy there's definitely an echo there are in that in the seven now eight m.p.'s who broken away here now joined by three conservatives and that's is interesting because in the one nine hundred eighty s. there were very few conservatives one in five joy in that gang of labor m.p.'s who left so what we've got here is the beginning of a kind of independent movement but with no leader no policies nothing having said that opinion poll today suggested to them fourteen percent which is not bad for a completely new arrangement that isn't really
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a party so it doesn't tell us too much yet but yes it is a bit like what happened in one thousand nine hundred in the passage s. that it's extremely difficult for any party to break through the political system that we have fourteen percent support do you think that this group could could really build on that and see some sort of electoral success eventually where we the british so-called first past the post voting system makes it very hard for any new party to break through the conservatives have been a dominant party in britain since eight hundred sixty seven labor since the early part of the twentieth century when they took over the liberals before that it's very hard for a new party to get through it. this system which is not to say given that the support for these major parties has been in long term decline since the one nine hundred fifty s. except twenty seventeen it's not impossible to imagine a new party breaking through particularly given the relative unpopularity of both
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the conservative and labor leaderships at the moment with many of their own. m.p.'s in the u.k. parliament so nothing can be ruled out but it is impossible to stress how difficult it is for new parties from nowhere to overwhelm either the conservatives or labor paradoxically might these defections were in favor of the leaders of that the two main political parties particularly the british prime minister might it encourage m.p.'s to get behind her in parliament but it certainly might lead some of the strongly pro breaks it and some of who are quite happy to think through the idea of a new deal breaks in some of them may begin thing worse if we don't go along with mrs may's deal and then leaves the on the twenty ninth of march who knows who might get stuck by an extension of the so-called article fifty process and you know that may mean britain didn't leave on the twenty ninth of march that gives them i think pause for thought so i think these defections probably will make those who are
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strongly pro bracks it just worry a fraction that they may find it a bit easier or a bit more difficult the pro breaks a faction it's held out over all that makes no these recent developments today possibly possibly makes a no deal bracks is less likely fractionally less likely and it will make some of the remaining m.p.'s within the conservative and labor party who wish to avoid no deal i think it will just slightly empower them and that means that of course mrs may's deal which is proved virtually impossible to get through parliament may yet get through providing she can get some kind of commitment from the e.u. twenty. seven the famous backstop this is the so-called way of ensuring that there's never a border between are the northern ireland doesn't have to be left there in forever so that that's where it all now stands and time is running out isn't it thank you very much professor travers from the london school of economics thanks. on out
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saudi state media says four soldiers have been killed while fighting who see rebels on the border with yemen rebels say they are continuing with their military offensive the border taking saudi military positions south of jazz and a large number of weapons near not. earlier on wednesday saudi led coalition fighter jets launched two raids on the. base in the capital sana'a local residents say they heard two loud explosions and saw smoke coming from the base. well a new phone up that links patients with blood donors is helping thousands of people in yemen but one of the biggest problems is storage hospitals and health centers have been devastated by war and getting blood delivered in time is proving a difficult challenge for him reports. when a brain cutoff learned his blood type was the right match he rushed to help the patient. so her family called him after he joined
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a new blood donation i wouldn't. have liked people suffering from cancer and diabetes and other diseases call me for help i register my number in the app and people can just call me directly ask where they're based and go to donate blood. the up connect those in need of blood to the closest. is an engineering student and came up with the idea after his friend was diagnosed with cancer and needed a transfusion. to work offline as the entire database can be downloaded on users if the person is in need of blood donor with the same group can be found in contact at any time. this is vital in a country at war with the internet often does not work during two years of conflict yemen struggle to keep its hospitals and clinics open many have been destroyed and with a growing number of patients the health system continues to deteriorate. can even
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afford the means of transportation to the. hospital as a result of an air strike my wife died and i of shocks of a kidney failure i have seven children to feed and house rent to pay i'm helpless the only god knows what situation. believe it or not living in new app is providing much needed help and there are many to list but the real difficulty is finally a way to preserve blood needed for transfusions and get it to the patients before it's out of date. the war has made travel difficult and even if they should seek a clinic there is no guarantee the blood will be available now there are fears that the mean transfusion center in the capital sana'a may be forced to close. in on them we have a supply of solutions sufficient for one week only and if the help is provided the center will come to a halt many patients and beneficiaries will be affected including those suffering from cancer kidney failure and thalassemia apart from victims to the war. in turns
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fusion centers across yemen are facing similar conditions leaving the sick and their families with nowhere else to go for him. well still to come for you on this news hour venezuela's health crisis spills over ten neighboring countries as thousands flee abroad for treatment. and this to me did fifteen billion dollars worth of oil and gas was discovered off the coast of senegal point out next how this newfound wealth is now part of the presidential campaign or just days before the election. and williams finally get their car out for pre-season testing they will be here to tell you how they got along in sport.
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hello there it's still gloriously warm for many of us across europe february really hasn't turned into the dollar gray month that it normally is instead we've had plenty of sunshine and plenty of warm weather too with the temperatures generally around five or ten degrees above average you see all that bright weather extending across many parts of europe and for many of us it's going to stay bright sunny and warm as we head through the next few days on thursday we're expecting the top temperature in paris to be around sixteen degrees at sixty one in fahrenheit and we do have this weather system in the northeastern parts of thursday that's going to cause its a few problems it's going to sink its way southward over the next few days and it is gradually intensify so on friday and on saturday is going to be the southeastern parts of europe where we see the windy conditions and some wet and wintery ones as well across the other side of the mediterranean the last we fine and dry for many of us here i think for about though is going to get a bit warmer as we head into friday so our temperatures will be topping this time
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at around twenty four degrees the central belt of africa is also going to see plenty of sunshine as we head through the next day or so i think for us in lagos we get to around thirty two just the chance of the old shower here but i think the greatest chance of a shower is going to be for the south so bone is likely to see quite a few during the day. at the time it was the worst environmental disaster in brazil's history but it was also a tragic for taste of what was to follow. people in power investigates claims of warnings ignored. i'm the disturbing ties between lawmakers and the mining industry that let. you go on trial. just brazil river of mud. donald trump as told of a special bond with kim jong un. now the u.s.
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president a north korean leader ought to meet again this time in vietnam were both very honored to. making history in singapore and they strike a deal on nuclear weapons. and finally end the korean war follow us on the twenty seventh of february for special coverage on al-jazeera. welcome back a look at the top stories now us bike syrian democratic forces have started evacuating civilians from my sil's last remaining pockets of land in eastern syria
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several trucks have left the besieged village of. survivors of sexual crimes within the catholic church angry approach francis soft he failed to meet them one day before historic summit on a peace is again. the leader of pakistan administered kashmir is told al jazeera he fears there's a risk of war with india after last week's attack in the disputed region. forty one indian paramilitary soldiers were killed in a cople me. well now to iraq where life is slowly returning to normal in mosul a city that used to be ice shelf the crack capital in iraq women a no longer bad from the streets and many female led businesses a booming but the battle to retake mosul left the city in ruins and there are fears that i still could be making a comeback charles traffic reports. a beauty salon in eastern mosul business as usual you want to several to open in the city since i so was forced out almost two years ago before that women here caught wearing makeup or not covering their
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faces would be whipped seventy times we didn't have beauty seldon's when i saw ruled him also 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 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
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fights is trying to recruit in areas they want controlled the territorial battle against i thought 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 christian 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 west in iraq iraqi security forces continue to arrest members of what they describe as i sold sleeper cells in recent months icily is reported to have kidnapped and murdered
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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 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 eisel is message all of it in that call i have ordered for unified friday sermons in all mosques in the in of a province 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 on
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schools or ideas. struck at al-jazeera mosul now to venezuela the economic crisis has left the country's health system in ruins as an acute shortage of medical supplies and doctors while many suffering from easily treatable problems are having to go to neighboring countries for care well mama jam jhoom is live for us now in the brazilian city of boa vista near the venezuelan order and mohamed venezuela's health system is not able to meet the needs of its people has been collapsed for some time now tell us more about how that's impacting neighboring countries. well mary i'm here in boa vista which is the capital of a state this is a relatively poor area that is very close to the border with venezuela the health
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care system here you know it was already stressed it was already under duress with doctors here having asked for several of the last years for more resources from the federal government what we have found is since there has been this daily influx of venezuelans over the past few years that the resources here for the health care system are getting even more stretched and yet the venezuelans that are here are able to get the kind of care from the hospitals that we've been to that they have never been able to get into venezuela the past few years time and again the past few days we have met venezuelans who were beset with complications from illnesses and maladies that the world over are very easily treatable we spent a few days in the hot i'm a general hospital meeting with many patients here's our report. free a live body but full of spirit roughly oh my organ exudes the kind of calm determination
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most people in his condition would find hard to muster. before being transported to this hospital in neighboring brazil the thirty year old venezuelan was at death's door and while he's still extremely weak he's also much improved. my wife to just sexy he had skin rashes pneumonia and all of his conditions would derive from his diabetes which was uncontrolled that's most probably because access to things like insulin is writ and venezuela. insulin a medication for diabetes patients readily available in most countries the world over but ron fail whose aunt watches over him now just as she had prayed over him when he was in a coma wasn't so lucky i've been afraid in venezuela we can't get anything life just isn't good we can't get medicine we can't get into. then nothing had verify all stayed there he wouldn't be alive today. for the time being rafael is unable to
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speak but he is communicative his doctor who studied medicine in venezuela still finds it hard to believe things have gotten so bad in her patient's homeland. you know i had to go when i was a student venezuela had to acknowledge that we couldn't find in brazil not just equipment but also medicine we now see that in only a few years the house system deteriorated to the point that they don't even have the most basic needs. in this relatively poor part of brazil the influx of so many even israel is in need of medical care has put further strain on the area's already stretched healthcare facilities walking through crowded corridors of where i'm a general hospital the director general shows me how they no longer have space for all the patients sadly rafael is one of many venezuelans at this hospital suffering from a medical condition that should have been easily treatable another stark reminder of the near complete collapse of the health care system in venezuela. before coming
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to brazil thirty four year old ricci cordoba kept going to see the doctor about the pain in his abdomen he was assured many times it was nothing serious but months after arriving here in the city of boston he got the proper diagnosis appendicitis and an old server and i mean that in a job in a salon it's a shame venezuelans have to leave the country we will because of the economic situation and because of the lack of medicines for illness and go to other countries who receive us with the friendly embrace. some may call it an embrace others may call it treatment for many ailing venezuelans though it's a much needed road to recovery they simply cannot find at home. you know merriam brazil has been steadfast in reiterating these past several weeks that they were going to do what they could to ensure that aid was delivered to venezuela now we've heard in the past twenty four hours more concrete plans it was announced yesterday
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in brasilia that brazil in coordination with the u.s. is going to provide a at its border with venezuela start. this next saturday february twenty third and that venezuelans allied with the opposition leader why go will be able to cross into brazil pick up that a then take it back into venezuela and distributed among the people there of course that all sounds very easy but this is a process that has been riddled with complications it's still unclear where exactly that aid will be along the border we will continue to check with officials here so that we can update our reporting on that in the days to come miriam thank you very much mohamed bringing us the story there in the city of this step in brazil now egypt has executed nine people for the killing of its top prosecutor in two thousand and fifteen barakat was attacked just
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a day before the second anniversary of mass protests that prompted the military to oust former president mohamed morsy six others have had that death sentence is lifted but will life in prison the government blame the attack on the muslim brotherhood and gaza based to mass but both have denied any involvement police in morocco five water canon it teaches protesting against low wages and working conditions several people were also injured when they were beaten by offices thousands demonstrated outside the education ministry in the capital rough but before attempting to move on to the nearby voile palace. eight years since the birth of morocco's own so-called arab spring protests but unlike their country's neighbors moroccans did not bring down their royal hula but have since mobilised regularly to protest against social injustice now to nigeria where fuel supplies of cut the price of petrol in the between courage people to travel to vote in presidential elections this saturday the vote was scheduled to take place last week
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was delayed just a few hours before polls would open both of the main parties have expressed concern that the delay would result in a reduced turnouts. senegal's newly discovered oil reserves a taking center stage in the presidential election there it's hoped it will pump billions of dollars into the economy and rival candidates saying they are the right person for the job thankless hack reports now from san louis. the ocean often brings the unexpected. up until last year but. didn't know that beneath this ocean is an estimated fifty billion dollars worth of oil and gas. senegal's president has given exploitation rights to international oil giants this is says it will make them rich at least that's what they've been promised. look at the neighboring countries. it can create divisions but it can also be a blessing. to be properly managed.
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and so they believe the president for the job he's running for his second term in office in the northwest coastal town of san luis is promising more subsidies for fishermen and farmers the government is already investing in multi-million dollar development projects ahead of twenty twenty one when oil companies are expected to start drilling. for oil and gas hasn't started yet but already opponents of mike you saw accuse him of corruption it's part of this presidential campaign because so many here fear that foreign companies and the political elite will profit from this newfound wealth at their expense. this man wearing campaign t. shirts was recorded by a local journalist distributing cash at an election rally rémy party candidate has accused the president of drowning that country in debt while political newcomer says his brother who heads an oil company our money laundering and personally
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profiting from the oil and gas discovery the president has denied all these allegations and. maki shell is a total disappointment he stole all of our resources he betrayed the people who elected him with sixty percent of the vote in the last elections he is a real disappointment in the two thousand and twelve election campaign promise to tackle corruption during his time in office two of his rivals opposition leader. and former mayor of jakarta were jailed and convicted of embezzling millions of dollars they were disqualified from taking part in the presidential race. whoever wins this election will be in charge of a country wealthier than ever before and so each candidate is trying to attract voters with the promise of a better life. nicholas hawk al-jazeera. it's a project that will help link an entire continent the trans alpine rail link
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between its least sharon and leo in france will cost nearly ten billion dollars and will will be one of europe's most expensive train lines after it's finished but the tunnel has caused divisions among residents and a diplomatic route between italy and france is not helping either as david chaytor reports it's europe's most ambitious engineering project a high speed train link being cut beneath the alps separating from some italy but as diplomatic relations continue to unravel it's proving to be a tunnel too far at the heart of the ten billion dollar peroration is this drilling machine two thousand four hundred tons of steel churning to the rock nonstop towards italy greece and of course in the levees if this is really the project of my life i hope to keep on and finish this tunnel. but emerging from a citizens' guard house on the italian side of the border it's full view as a lifetime ambition to make sure the tunnel never breaks through. for years now
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thousands of locals here have been taking part in demonstrations against it the see me laurie that we don't really have so many things to be down or things that would be useful to the community and let's say for progress what is being done with this tunnel is a waste of found we waste a montane of found wasted. and fulvio has some backing in high political circles it leads deputy prime minister luigi mio head of the populous five star movement he's done most to fray relations with paris by meeting with members of the l a vest rebellion besieging president macron the five stars deputy mayor of jury and describe the project as insanity mr pays enough to the poor in our country the whole of europe and france with a get a vest is that their recent need for public investment but they must be for what are the united states is in its must mean. back in front's president emanuel makkal
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is struggling to keep dion taunt cody out he didn't help when he described new populist movements as a form of political leprosy less than us to do to hope it will be any transport link between the west and the east and that's why it is creation and strategic once it's finished it will connect all the countries between putsch calling eastern europe is like a small reconstruction of europe's version of the silk right. part that you tell us they've got that feel that the other entities that will take you know ninety five. dollars a year or if you run a profit a little like that without the whole of europe but at the moment if they feel like taking fifteen feet into the mountain every day telling you know why. each slab inserted into the tunnel wall was meant to cement relationships between france and italy instead a fiasco is in the making in the heart of europe david chase al-jazeera under the
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united states in the twenty twenty ryder cup against europe striker was announced as the man to take over from jim furyk on wednesday the fifty one year old becomes the first man to captain the americans without having won a major during his career he did win twelve times on the p.g.a. tour but had to wait until two thousand and eight at the age of forty one to play in his first right or cup the two thousand and twenty match will be played at the whistling straits in wisconsin home state europe will be captained by harrington you're playing for your country you're playing for the other team mates and it's something you want to win. at such a high level that that it sometimes get in get you know your your your play is it's tough to bring out the best of your play you know when it's when you wanted so badly but from that point on i was hooked to play and wanted to make every team and to now captain a team is really really cool well eccentric former two time major champion john
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daly also had an impact during the announcement of striker as u.s. ryder cup captain take a look at this. he says. what's going on. but then on the floor. he wants only body that was. when i got a. text from john daly there you go. i just saw his workout video i had no right to. question. tiger woods is also congratulated striker as his on his new post would soak time out in mexico city where he's been practicing for this week's world golf championship even to send a new the new captain a message. steve there for anyone more deserving. this can see no need for
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a very long time. play together. partners. want to share losses sure but i'm grown to love you and you're going. to see start running up the english champions manchester city are level at two two with your own club in the champions league last sixteen first leg and logical madrid are two nil ahead against you ventus also just a few minutes left in that one they're ok tarz national football team were honored in doha for winning the asian cup last month and the tournaments played in the u.a.e. the president of qatar is football association shay how might have been been ahmed anthony was present to greet the team with a number twenty two jersey the year of the next world cup even with the recent victories of the team's coach felix sanchez he's already looking ahead to prepare his young team for the two thousand and twenty two world cup we hosted in qatar.
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well now that the next that do to prepare the team for the world cup it's going to be that to put a better america we know already that. their position in the group stage so we know it's going to be very hard but we're going to try to prepare as best as possible to write that in you know good conditions to compete well against these strong teams and to have this experience that there's going to be key for a lot of players to arrive in there with a good experience and for the welcome. usa gymnastics has hired its fourth c.e.o. in just under two years as the organization tries to rebuild itself following one of the biggest sex abuse scandals in sport taking the helm having previously been in vice president of the n.b.a. and a former junior gymnast she says her priority will be to settle lawsuits with victims of larry nasser a former team doctor nasser is serving a life sentence for multiple sex abuse charges under the guise of medical treatment he's accused of abusing hundreds of women and girls including
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a limping gymnast some of them like simone biles alli raisman endure and we were have strongly criticized usa gymnastics for failing to protect them and in some cases helping to cover up his crimes. it's been a turbulent two years for us ag steve penny quit as c.e.o. at the height of the nasser scandal in two thousand and seventeen after twelve years in charge he was arrested last october and was accused of tampering with evidence something he pleaded not guilty to carry perry then lasted nine months she was forced out after failing to make big changes to the organization in the wake of the nasser case and former house of representatives member mary bono came in as interim chief in october but was forced out after just five days she worked with a law firm that was helping advise us a.g. at the beginning of the nasser case she was also slammed by olympic gymnast simone biles for posting a tweet critical of nike sponsorship of calling the former n.f.l. quarterback whose protested racial injustice all while usa was without
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a sport sponsorship of their own and to add to usa gymnastics problems the federation has filed for bankruptcy and the u.s. olympic committee is trying to strip it of its role as a sports national governing body world number two has progressed to the quarter finals at the dubai tennis championships on wednesday the romanian face. of the ukraine this one in relatively straightforward fashion six three seven five the score to the twenty seven year old. is also through to the quarter finals in dubai but her win on wednesday was decidedly more complicated after taking the first set seven five against american qualifier and world number one seventeen jennifer brady the czech surrendered the second set six one fought back in the third to take the honors six three and book her place in the final eight.
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williams f one car finally arrived in barcelona and made its way around the circuit two days after its rivals began their pre-season testing george russell managed as many as twenty three laps on wednesday as williams finally got their car on the track the team finished bottom of the constructors' championship last year and the new season has not started very well with this delay in getting their car on the track did ricardo set the fastest time on wednesday before. bettered that with the best time of the testing week so far but of course most of the attention was on the fans of what. we've been very lucky george a robot had been very understanding clearly it's not the start that they wanted in the start that we wanted for them we wanted to get in the race car and one day that they could get as many laps under their belts before start to get australia that they could but that hasn't happened and you know we can't keep thinking about that now we've got to look forward to we've got to capitalize on the time that we do
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have and. they've been great. mexico's president announced he's cutting state funding for the grand prix throwing and doubt if the race what happened at all the mexico city race was revived in two thousand and fourteen with a government subsidy of around twenty million dollars but the president says that money will now go towards a railway project. no sick almost has gone to that just a few i don't know how the formula one contracts are if they're not signed we won't be able to continue with the mexican grown pretty in some cases events like this were financed with funds from tourism promotions and that fund is already committed to the construction of the maya train if it does not involve money gore says the issue is whether we have to contribute. well that here and back to london thank you very much that wraps up the news hour but a full coming up for you in just a couple of minutes time i'll see you very shortly.
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