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build consensus that will help them win the election so he'll run the al-jazeera new delhi. and with the news hour live from london well still ahead algeria's president abdelaziz bouteflika shows no signs of values of fresh air despite anger at the plans to seek a fifth term in office. as french protests continue for a sixteenth weekend prisoners in france are also amy to get their voices heard. and in the n.b.a. is seen its highest scoring game three decades are all have more details in sport. kurdish forces in syria say i still has almost been defeated in the last territory controlled in the country the us backed syrian democratic forces and watched a final push against the on group in the village of goods on friday but while the group may soon suffer a territorial defeat analysts say it's too early to declare victory under schapelle
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reports. exhausted hungry and sick thousands of women and children have fled their resort in southeastern syria in the last week ahead of a us back to salt on the last piece of ice will so-called caliphate the town of. the mainly kurdish fighters of the syrian democratic forces. say only those they call terrorists remain there now as fifteen thousand troops advance on the town and incendiary munitions rained down from the sky. but we do not know what the clashes will lead to but the military operation will continue to eliminate terrorists inside if we notice any civilians we will try to avoid them and evacuate them during the ongoing military operation as the s.d.f. advance on five fronts they face more than a thousand hardened fighters difficult terrain suicide bombers mines and a large tunnel network but even once bugaboos falls and i still suffer is what some
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are calling a final territorial defeat the group and its members will remain a serious threat. this is not that and of isis at all and we have seen how. this kind of a similar terrorist group. thriving in africa and i won't be surprised if these same groups will target. we don't get civilian they would have military operation inside you order the united states of america because all the grudges the political crisis that open that led to the emergence of this group are still there. well the battle for the goose is expected to end soon and commanders will declare the group defeated no one really knows for sure what happens after that and you should tell al-jazeera. the defeat of i still in the
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northern iraqi town of sin jar in two thousand and fifteen has left a power vacuum in the area with competing on groups all now vying for control rivalry between is also preventing thousands of people from the minority yazidi community who fled i sell from returning home charles stratford reports from the town of la more. there's a piece of fears eiseley the killed his wife like many young women sold into slavery she disappeared in two thousand and fourteen when along with tens of thousands of other families from iraq's minority easy the community they tried to flee the i saw a fence if on sin john i still was defeated in sin jar in nov twenty fifth dean now mirrors his children and sick father are among a few years e.d.'s who have returned. with some of their wise advice a ruled over everything they sabotaged the lads and killed our relatives and
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neighbors what i saw was kicked out they left nothing behind we still don't have much left to eat or to drink. it's estimated around seventy percent of sin job was destroyed in the battle against isis but it's not just a delay in reconstruction that's preventing people from returning to their homes. there are various military forces and armed groups in the area and according to commanders little cooperation between the. what remains of the town of sin jar is in that direction behind the tile and you have a p.k. k. forces in control of that area to my left over those mountains there is the iraqi army and pro iran all groups known as hotshot a shabby i'm standing on a peshmerga position one of the main reasons why thousands of people cannot go back to singe are to try and restart their lives because of the lack of coordination between the various armed forces operating in this area. the u.s. e.u.
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and turkey consider the kurdish p k k to be a terrorist organization it's been fighting for an independent kurdish state for more than thirty years and there's been tension between the iraqi federal government and the semi autonomous kurdish regional government of northern iraq over disputed territories for decades. but i thought about the various forces in an outside sit in jaw reaching consensus to better administer the town's political and security situation they've been not returning to their homes because there's no long term solution being implemented by the authorities around two hundred thousand new c.d.'s have little choice but to live in poli equipped camps in the kurdish region of new iraq who obama want this situation singe out is critical here the political bickering and security tension among the various forces is overshadowing
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on the town's future the only solution to move forward is to pull all these forces out and live the people of the town decide their fate these edis often called iraq's forgotten people of the suffering some of the worst atrocities on the eisel political violence and distrust means they are now also struggling to rebuild their lives stuff at al-jazeera more lord iraq. algeria's president has sacked an unpopular campaign chief but named a replacement as he shows no signs of pressure not to stand for a fifth term in office as he's beautifully his re-election bid has triggered the largest protests in algeria in decades a rush show of dissent which has engulfed thirty cities he came to power in one thousand nine hundred nine following a decade long civil war but has rarely been seen in public since he suffered a stroke in two thousand and thirteen despite that eighty two year old president
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still commands the backing of several political policies trade unions business groups and the military but the recent protests signal a wider impatience with the status quo in the oil rich country many of the protest as a young and want to change what they see is deep rooted corruption among the ruling elite. of more in the set speech omar sure founding director of the security studies program at the doha institute for graduate studies he joins us live from doha thanks for speaking to us protests in algeria are not new but how unprecedented is it to see a mobilization on this scale it's unprecedented since probably the late eighty's since october one nine hundred eighty eight which was started the transition between eighty eight and ninety two and the collapse afterwards after the coup of general one thousand nine hundred two so it is very
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very surprising the remember on the fourth. twenty fourteen there were tens to hundreds of protesters so we're not seeing now hundreds of thousands of protesters and the concentration was just in old years and maybe one or two towns but that was it saw in terms of intensity scale geographical location. numbers we're talking about a very very different level and it's very surprising the judea has been through a lot throughout the ninety's the civil war period started with the civil resistance campaign and therefore many remember these times in the want to repeated can i can i ask you about that you mentioned that the civil war and during the twenty alive in arab uprisings we know that the government are now algeria really fed into people's people's fears about that bloody civil war in the ninety's how important is it that many of the press protesters now can't remember that period of
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time. in terms of social psychology it matters a lot and many of the proper protesters were born in the ninety's so they did not see that much but also many were born in the eighty's so they lived throughout the horrors of the ninety's the one of the main thing though is that the prime minister has played that line before like told them about the home or threatened the protesters by the. bloody decade as. national tragedy as they call it sometimes and also with the fate of syria but then you saw the rhetoric changing and now it's more talking he himself talking about the constitutional right to mobilize on the streets so we see a change in the rhetoric and i think it has to do mainly with the size of the protests no one expected that much mobilization it's a sustained mobilization as well we were talking this happened last friday on the friday before it and then repeat again. on this friday people have described it as
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a humiliation. able to. passe to standing again for office how much opposition is there not just to the president but to the people around him who are making the decisions. this is really the key issue here who is going to capitalize on this with a has been in the same condition since april twenty third since the first stroke so and after april you saw some of the major major changes in algeria in politics while he was having the stroke you had the head of the intelligence head of the general mohammad midian who basically ruled over the u.s. for twenty five years or through six presidents and twelve prime ministers he was sacked during beautifully cuss talk and then many of his generals were also removed from their positions so there was an undermining at restructuring of the security
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services to a certain degree now the and in his you know weakest we could stage is supported by many three figures the chief of the chief of staff and the deputy head of the basically the head of the army deputy defense minister the head of the intelligence which he appointed over three intelligence agencies and the his brother basically was the businessman was the money so these figures are his are his main. pillars let's let's call them but also there are many generals who since twenty to solve them for on words who have left the service and who will try to capitalize on what's happening now in an attempt to fill the vacuum so far as you mentioned the democratic opposition the not i don't see a strategy for them there's no centralization there's no clear leadership all what they're doing is me and more or less demanding demanding the army to stand by them
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demanding. the head of the army to to stand by them but no clear strategy on how to capitalize on this and here is what is the main weakness of this of this movement thank you very much indeed for your analysis professor joining us from. well now in all those stories of following more than fifty people are missing after an oil pipeline exploded in southern nigeria the boss calls to stampede and resulted in a huge spillage near the niger delta it's not clear if the pipeline which carries crude oil to the nearest export terminal has been shut down muslim worshipers at the al aqsa mosque compound are back in control of a meeting hole that had been closed for sixteen years by an israeli court but after years of neglect the site now needs much needed renovation and that can't go ahead without israeli approval but it smith reports from occupied east jerusalem. was five this was
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a rare success for muslim worshippers who'd faced down israeli police over access to a hole in the x. a compound the most a gate was sealed by the police sixteen years ago because a court had banned a hamas affiliated group that met here the group was long ago despondent says alexis custodians but the police have consistently refused to unlock the chains so the worshippers did. the mercy gate is an intense part of aqsa and we sacrifice everything we have including ourselves including our children to the mosque or come to trust or walk says locking the gate is another example of israel trying to assert itself inside the axa compound at the root of this dispute is who controls the holy sites beyond that gates now israel claims sovereignty over all of east jerusalem but includes here in the old city on the alex a compound but in nineteen sixty seven jordan and israel agree that the jordanian money islamic trust would look after affairs inside the compound while israel would
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manage security outside. groups of jewish ultranationalists escorted by police regularly visit the site and in increasing numbers to them this is the temple mount non muslims are allowed to visit but not pray the ultranationalists one rule changed. and earlier this week the israeli agriculture minister paid one of his regular visits to the mercy gate. told israeli radio he'd like a synagogue built here i was to see all this as provocative some never every muslim has the right to interfere and pray in the midst of gate who for many years the occupation's unjust measures have stopped as praying here thank god today we prayed and held the friday prayers in it. untouched for sixteen years the mercy gate toll now needs extensive renovation but will also need approval from the israeli police
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were inspected the site this week only they can grant permission for building materials to be allowed in burnet smith al-jazeera in occupied east jerusalem. the new york times is reporting that a deal us saudi physician has been tortured by the saudi authorities the newspaper alleges that while he was beaten and shocked with electricity chairing his imprisonment at the ritz carlton in riyadh he was one of hundreds of people arrested in two thousand and seventeen as possible wider crack down on corruption by the kingdom still believed to be held by riyadh saudi officials have denied any mistreatment of detainees well saudi arabia's public prosecutor says it will put several female activists on trial despite an international outcry they are accused of working to undermine the security of the kingdom while campaigning for women's women's right to drive him home it has mall. it was last june that women in saudi arabia were given the legal right to drive
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a car up until then it was the only country in the world that banned women from getting behind the wheel but about the same time security forces were also cracking down on the women activists who had been calling for these reforms mothers grandmothers retired professes they were all accused of undermining the kingdom security civility and national unity demonized on state media and branded as traitors. a number of them were arrested and saudi prosecutors a putting four women and five men on trial there's been an international outcry and to campaign for their release rights groups say some of the women have been tortured in secret prisons some were allegedly caned or electrocuted others sexually assaulted though jane and her family accuse south qahtani the former adviser to the crown prince of supervising her torture the saudi government rejects
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the allegations and says the detainees enjoy all rights preserved by the laws of the kingdom but the spotlight is again being focused on saudi arabia's human rights record i could impress on on the saudi government and frankly royal court it is simply not worth it to keep these women in prison and they certainly do not deserve to be there those women are innocent and they've done nothing but try to highlight an anon an unnecessary and frankly medieval interpretation of the law dozens of other human rights defenders academics and religious clerics remain in saudi prisons well the saudi kingdom continues to promote what it sees as its reform agenda its attempts to modernize saudi arabia but him home it al-jazeera. still had for you on this news hour from london a hard slog away look why it's taking so long to clean out one of the world's most polluted rivers north korean leader kim jong un is on his way back to pyongyang this after thursday's failed nuclear talks with donald trump in vietnam. and spoke
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of manchester city's algerian superstar gives him the edge in the premier league titles reiss. hello there were things of pretty stormy weather across parts of europe at the moment take a look at the satellite picture we can see the cloud approaching from the northwest that's what's going to bring us some pretty wild weather they could be winds gusting as much as one hundred fifty kilometers per hour thanks to that system as it sweeps its way across us even on monday is just working its way up towards parts of scandinavia in there so plenty of wet and windy weather following it so for many of us in the northwestern parts of europe this weather will be something of a shock or a change from what we've been seeing recently where had some windy but at least it's not too cold for the top temperature of around ten in london for the
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southeastern parts of europe there is still fine and settled we're looking at sixty eight in vienna at around fourteen in bucharest in this should be some good spells of sunshine here now a bit further towards the south of there's a few bits and pieces of cloud around here that may just give us one or two showers but i think predominantly we're looking at some dry weather for most places and for about it should be fairly pleasant with a top temperature of nineteen degrees of over the towards the south in the showers pushing their way up now so we'll see more of them over parts of west africa i think lagos will see quite a few of those during the day temperatures making it to thirty one though despite the showers and there will also be plenty of showers for the east as well and quite a few for us in lee prevail. rewind return or care bring your people back to life i'm sorry with updates and the best of al-jazeera is documentaries the struggle continues. to know or used
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to students continuing with australia's most generation of recovery. is a really important issue suicide rights do or mine very hard was still twice the national average rewind on al-jazeera until now the coverage of latin america most of the world was about covering khuda taz tragedies of quakes and that was it but not for how people feel how they look how they think and that's what we do we go anyway five and a half months of demanding a good education system that was introduced. in latin america as iraqis have to fill a void that needed to be filled. welcome
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back a quick look at the top stories now u.s. president has told supporters at a major conservative conference he will win the twenty twenty election with a greater margin than in two thousand and sixteen in the longest speech of his presidency donald trump criticized congressional inquiries against him and labeled the investigation into claims of russian influence a collusion delusion. another round of high level talks between the u.s. and the afghan taliban is concluded in doha without any agreement and at least seven people have been killed in renewed fighting along the volatile front in the disputed region of kashmir. the so-called yellow vest protest as a demonstrating in france for the sixteenth week in a row calling on president emanuel on to resign movement began in november to protest against micron's proposals to raise fuel taxes the government has since
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scrapped the plan but the demonstrations of quote an end to a wider challenge against the government in a bid to address the out of this crisis has been holding meetings across the country is called the strategy the great debate instead it's aimed at forming a more inclusive government as david chase reports now from city of graeme the movement's also gaining support from a tough crowd. when the gate closes behind you at number twenty three boulevard robert spear in rants you might lose your freedom but you don't lose your vote the champagne city's only prison is the latest venue for president macro's attempt to outflank d.l. a vest rebellion and listen to the voice of the people we can't identify the inmates but we can bring you their opinions so many business your life things that you love as demonstrations were beneficial as a guise of not a political party but to people to french regarded as the differences it was a good movement as it actually triggered this debate a debate that was needed
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a new national. a thirty one year old m.p. from the president's party was the heart of the debate with the prisoners she passionately rejected their cynicism about politicians i never thought that even though i think we are living an excellent democratic exercise as of today we have received more than a million contributions to this debate and that is a success it was time to give back the word to the french people that you do see the big debate is meant to reach every an everyday level of society even here behind us and it is beginning to work present emmanuel mackerels ratings are beginning to climb once again. the same can't be said for the conditions in french prisons they have one of europe's highest rates of overcrowding. and only one of france is sacred to be the homeland of human rights but the penitentiary system is not given the means to guarantee the inmates human rights european regulations
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require we are to in a cell have a shower and a land line but sometimes we have four people in one square metres to madiba us the debates go straight to the key point it allows the detained population to be fully recognize the citizens as french citizens but radicalization is flourishing in french prisons the debate. how to tackle but has barely begun yet and schools of ice will fight as may soon be repaired created from syria david chase an al-jazeera runs. for brazilian president louise and linda disowned her has been released temporarily from prison to attend his grandson's funeral federal court agreed to disavow could go to the burial in sao paolo after the seven year old died of meningitis on friday the ex-president asked to attend his brother's funeral in january but his request was not granted until the funeral was underway he was sentenced to twelve years in prison for corruption and money don't bring last year
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. north korean leader kim jong un is returning to pyongyang after four days in vietnam cambodia his private train at the vietnam china border watched by cheering crowds came and the u.s. president donald trump failed to reach a deal on the denuclearization of the korean peninsula after talks in hanoi ended prematurely on thursday the north korean leader had stayed on in hanoi as part of an official visit to vietnam. and ambitious program to decontaminate one of the world's most polluted rivers is taking longer than expected a sitter i'm in indonesia provides water for twenty seven million people but every year tens of thousands of tons of waste is dumped in the river as florence louis reports from bandung in west java more funding and military support is needed to continue the cleanup. cleaning up indonesia's most polluted river is a huge undertaking even the military's involved machines have been brought in to
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bury the tons of rubbish fished out from the cheetah it's been a year since the government launched a program to clean up the river. but one military commander tells us progress has been slow with an action plan only put in place recently but they were number of the school we were supposed to have four thousand six hundred military personnel working on this last year but we only had one thousand six hundred this year because of a lack of funds there are only four hundred of us involved thankfully the villagers see the benefits of this program so they've been helping us so. the cheeto river flows through northwest java and provides eighty percent of the water supply for the capital jakarta this photo taken in january by a local environmental group shows untreated waste from a textile factory dumped directly into the river runoff from farms upstream also contribute to the contamination
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a government agency that routinely tests the quality of water in the cheeto room says it went from bad to worse last year the slow progress is even more apparent in other areas this looks like a landfill but it's really part of the river the surface is completely covered with all kinds of rubbish plastic bags bottles but here you get a sense of the scale of the problem and just how massive the cleanup effort is the plan to rehabilitate the river isn't only about improving water quality floating garbage clogs up drainage the river frequently overflows during the rainy season. people in the village of cheap have had to endure floods year after year in some. in the uk we still have it i would remind you that when you look at this this happens every time it floods our streets and homes get covered in mud and trash o'barry not for myself but for my children and grandchildren. the newly appointed
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governor of west java indonesia's most populous province has been tossed to the cleanup we're making. much progress for the perception we didn't fight for years stephanie years given from the decree we will show the world from the dirtiest of the further we can become one of. the for individuals. to make good on his word he'll have to ensure not only that the river is cleaned up but that the laws that punish those who pollute the river on forced florence louis out jazeera bondo indonesia space-x. . spacecraft capable of carrying crew the unmanned test flight is a major step forward for the company and by filling a lawn mosque nasa hopes private firms can develop cheaper technology to allow it to resume manned flights which responded a years ago mamma delabar d.c.
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has mall. it's a bit but. nasa describes it as a historic moment that could pave the way for a new era of space exploration you down here at kennedy space center in florida billionaire elon musk's company space x. successfully launched an unmanned test flight bound for the international space station. but to what today really represents is a new era in space flight and an era where we are looking forward to being one customer as an agency and as a country we're looking forward to being one customer of many customers in our in a robust commercial marketplace in low earth orbit so that we can drive down costs and increase access in ways that historically have not been possible. the crew dragon capsule atop the falcon nine rocket is the first space shuttle intended for commercial use the only passenger on this demo one mission is
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a dummy named ripley carrying with him four hundred pounds of supplies for the space station it's expected to arrive on sunday and if all goes well the next mission could put two astronauts in space as early as this july nasa warty contract to space x. and boeing to develop cheaper methods of going to space since retiring its shuttles in two thousand and eleven thus ending its reliance on russia so use spacecraft which cost more than eighty million dollars a seat what it means for the space program is it's really opening up much more regular access to the space station redundancy right now relying on just one system the russian soyuz system we also have boeing starliner vehicle coming later this year so so we really will see a lot more capability in terms of our ability to launch humans into space space x. and boeing own and operate the spacecraft and will be leasing them out to nasa and other claims one struggles and regular fraƮche and i think we will. we will. seek
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commercial customers. yes mr and that nasa in general has been very supportive of that of that idea so but we've been very focused on just making sure that the vehicle worked and maximizing secure liability. elon musk's ambitions go far beyond shuttling astronauts he says it won't be long before the dragon starts taking commercial customers to space some of the d.c. al-jazeera. of more innocent join in the search area by francisco diego an astronomer at university college london thank you for coming to speak a pleasure so the launch today was successful everything appeared to go to plan help us to understand the purpose and the significance of this mission this is the capsule that is going to for the first time in several years that they cast from us from the u.s. territory into the space station after the retirement of the space shuttle the space station has being crewed by the. spacecraft from the from russia
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so far and now we have this double cup ability which is quite good actually to have more redundancy in the supply of our sort of us to the space station and bring them back so what we are witnessing right now is the test of course the first flight of these of these cops will be the crew dragon which is going to dock into the space station in a few hours time tomorrow morning and once it is dog they are going to the last of all three astronauts there are going to war inside the the cops who will they want to retrieve about for two or four hundred kilos off or supplies that they were they have been taking taking advantage of this trip and they're going to load it with the or they're all that material that is coming back to the earth so it is suspected that in a week's time in about the next friday the. group dragon will by the truth down in the atlantic in front of the coast of florida and i will be the end of this of this
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test that i think is going to be successful so this is the this could be a new era in the sense that it's a government private partnership in space travel you mention russia that could this then be the beginning of a new space race if it if it means that it ends the reliance on russian lessons years side the more about space race anymore i think this was very and we're coming to the fiftieth anniversary of the apollo landings. but that was a space race if you like of the time they have all other countries as well king in launching rockets like china and japan and india they are also producing this amazing exploration of the solar system i hope that instead of a space race we have a space collaboration and indeed the international space station is a good example of this international.

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