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coming up we'll be telling you who's to blame for the record number of civilian casualties in afghanistan last year. and robin van persie turns back the clock to pass a very special goal scoring milestone the details in sports like. donald trump says the reason he wants to large scale military exercises with south korea is to save the u.s. hundreds of millions of dollars washington and seoul have agreed to come back the drills saying it's all part of efforts to reduce tension with north korea as well they will still carry out smaller joint exercises the move comes days after the denuclearization talks between the u.s. president and kim jong un broke down in vietnam jordan in washington d.c. following this and so does it just come down to money rights according to the president. well i just took a look at twitter just to make sure he hadn't said anything as he put that tweet
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out but this is a point that donald trump has been stressing for the past couple of years in fact it's not just the cost of key all than full eagle that the president has had a problem with he's had a problem with the cost of stationing u.s. forces in south korea there is a standoff right now apparently between the two governments about what belt of money south korea should get for hosting u.s. forces on south korean soil but let's put it this way even though there is no firm number on how much it costs to run these two massive military exercises every spring and every summer there is another exercise that was suspended about a year or so ago and the rough estimate for running that program or exercise was about fourteen million dollars but come all consider the cost of running the u.s. military the budget for this fiscal year is just about seven hundred billion
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dollars so fourteen million dollars seven hundred billion dollars is it really about saving money especially when you consider that the military spends a lot more just to try to outfit the new fifth generation f. thirty five fighter jet and it all seems good for kim jong un in the end he can look at this and think well i went to amazing i got more face time and camera time at the u.s. presidents didn't have to denuclearize and the war games go down as well. that's right and that is something which north korea has been arguing against for the past few years it has routinely called really all of the joint military exercises not just key reason and full legal as provocative or aggressive towards north korea but certainly when the two biggest military exercises are now essentially scrapped and are going to be replaced by
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a much smaller tactical exercise in the next eight weeks or so while if you're impaling young you certainly could argue that this is a kind of win but let's not forget there is going to be another exercise replacing these two exercises and it does not mean that the u.s. is going to give up its treaty obligation to protect south korea from anyone or any country that would try to attack it so in that sense north korea is pretty much in the same place where it has been it's just going to have a different face the kind of deterrence coming from south of the thirty eighth parallel ok thank you for that update rosalynn jordan's in washington and we'll get the view from south korea now with our correspondent rob mcbride. effectively joint military exercises in south korea have been scaled back since president donald trump announced after the single poor summit last june that he was no fan of these war games as he called them that they were a waste of money but this confirmation that key resolve and foal eagle these spring
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exercises involving tens of thousands of troops of war planes ships and tanks will effectively come to an end is seen as a big concession they'll be replaced by a much smaller less high profile exercises these exercises have always enraged the north koreans who see them as a possible credit to war seems the joint militaries of south korea and the u.s. of now agreed at least in part with that saying that they do indeed lead to a rise in tension that these exercises are being ended as a way of supporting the diplomatic efforts this will be welcome by president moon j.n. of south korea who's once again standing in as a possible mediator between north korea and the u.s. to get things back on track it will also possibly help his personal initiative to try to help into korean relations could move forward to the next step he has stated
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in the last couple of days that despite the disappointment of the hanoi summit he still determined to try to resume economic and tourism projects with north korea he still wants to try to go ahead with that although it's difficult to see just how without getting sanctions relief from the united states. an executive from the chinese tech giant huawei who is facing extradition to the us is suing the canadian government its border agency and the national police lawyers from. believed she was undergoing a routine customs check when she was detained in vancouver in december. it was only after giving border agents information and electronic devices but they told her she was under arrest while street canada started a process to extradite her to the u.s. where she's accused of fraud and misleading banks about while his business dealings with iran talks in doha between the afghan taliban and the u.s.
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have ended for the day with no agreement the two sides have been meeting in the company capital for talks to end the seventeen year war in afghanistan a taliban spokesman says the negotiations are in a very important and sensitive phase and both sides must be careful and cautious moving forward dosage of bar is following this for us day five has wrapped up here talks between the u.s. and the taliban in this hotel right behind me now they have not reached an agreement yet we've spoken to officials from both sides the american say there it doesn't look like they're going to have any kind of an agreement in the coming days so they're still working on it the taliban are adamant that they're only discussing the future of fourteen thousand u.s. troops currently in afghanistan this is the only subject they're discussing with the americans at this point and they want the troops to leave their country within the next few months the americans however are proposing that their troops leave afghanistan in the coming years this is an issue that is being worked on here in
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doha and both sides are hopeful that they will reach an agreement in the coming days. the number of civilians killed in afghanistan's war meanwhile has reached its highest level since the un started keeping records in two thousand and nine three thousand eight hundred people died in twenty eighteen including nearly a thousand children charlotte bella's has more from kabul. it's lunchtime when fifty eight year old mohammed hussein arrives to open a shop he sells drinks out of a container in the symmetry it doesn't get busy until the afternoon but it's busier than it's ever been. every day we're witnessing burials here there is no space left on this hilltop we are suffering from these attacks the un says thirty eight hundred civilians including one thousand children were killed in afghanistan last year it's a record for mohammed those numbers come to life in the hills around him he's lived
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at the foot of the symmetry watching it expand for over a decade. it is very painful in a nightmare for me when they bring the bodies sometimes twenty thirty even forty to be buried. the u.n. says one of the reasons for the record number of civilian deaths is i saw suicide attacks there were particularly deadly last year and they often targeted the shia minority over here and western kabul resulting in a lot of people being brought up here to be symmetry which is quickly filling up. the u.n. report found the biggest killer of civilians was the taliban responsible for thirty seven percent of deaths the taliban rejects the un's finding somebody or struck on our last meeting of tribal elders and former taliban commanders in kabul spoke out against it this week they laid the blame on afghan and international forces. raids and killing innocent people people who reads people get killed in the strikes
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. last year was the first on record that more than five hundred civilians were killed because of air strikes mostly by international forces who say they do investigation review credible allegations of errors to learn and improve but in the blame game of the afghan war the un hopes they can be some accountability i think it's important that the stark reality of the costs of the conflict is put before the public and therefore does enter the calculations of those who are talking in that. endeavor to bring this conflict to a close it's a complex now and it's eighteenth here with everyone that passes the graves edge closer to the ridge line behind the statistics beneath the snow my children and parents sunni and shia not fighters killed by them just the same shallop ballasts
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al jazeera. after days of increased tension between pakistan and india kashmiri leaders are criticizing the indian government's crackdown against separatist groups in the disputed region jamaat islami was accused of supporting an armed resistance against india hundreds of been arrested and their leaders say their work for the region's most vulnerable children will now be affected with the support of the new delhi. it's an early start for these students in srinagar they come to this religious school from some of the poorest families in the region this hot drink and snack is perhaps the only opportunity to eat or the cold winter morning. many live in isolated villages and farms so it's a chance to see friends and catch up before classes begin however they may not be able to study here for much longer. the government has barred jamaat e islami that runs this religious school and many more like it in the region it says the group supports armed resistance against india and is
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a threat to the country's stability. student says it's a disappointing setback to his education. i want to do something in my life that benefits everyone i wasn't very religious and wanted to know how to pray correctly i was embarrassed that i couldn't answer questions about my feet. this has changed what importantly the school has taught me social skills are to be polite speak to strangers and my elders with respect. late last month the central government banned jamaat e islami arrested scores of its leaders and sealed off their homes in indian administered kashmir there's been widespread anger in the community many feel muslims are being deliberately targeted and accused of being sympathetic to so-called terror organizations it's an accusation people here deny and say the government in new delhi is vilifying them for their faith and beliefs. regional politicians and are challenging new delhi you can jail an idea not is an ideology it's an idea you
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can't just so you know in a democracy it's a battle of ideas if you try to imprison everyone you can imprison the idea it is going to further alienate the people of kashmir this former head of india's external intelligence agency believed about the islam being pushed me it has links with armed groups in pakistan a factor that. has been bad news for a long time. and whether there was a need to ban their dog i mean that is for the government to decide. but. bad had needed to be picked up that should have been nuns one time ago this hasn't been arrested and speaking exclusively to al jazeera tells of his concerns because of the if. bannard the whole system will get straight to and it will be a disaster for the needy and lot of people especially on the
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phones and. jamaat e islami hindus the original group from which to mark the islam broke away from the former centers across india like this and they're not bound with tensions running high the concern for the indian government is how to regulate groups that offer an islamic education in indian administered kashmir without alienating an already disillusioned community so whole raman al jazeera new delhi. and while floods in southern pakistan and afghanistan have killed at least fifty people and usually having rain in the past ten days is cut soft tens of thousands of people relief workers certain number of dead actually could be much higher in kandahar in afghanistan the government also says it's the worst flooding there in seven years. britain's foreign secretary says there needs to be gracious effort from both sides in yemen or the peace process could be dead within weeks the u.k. is a supplier of weapons to the saudi u.a.e. coalition fighting there with the rebels jeremy hunt is now the first western
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foreign minister to visit yemen since the start of the conflict four years ago. i am here because this is really the. story. but it is still no. sign this particular you have to. tell you the. next. time you try to. read this is. very. nice to. be on the big screen this is a. moment it's just it's really. it's. just recently thanks. kurdish forces in syria say they are expecting a decisive battle as they close in on isis remaining pocket of territory the u.s. backed syrian democratic forces launched their final push on the village of luzon
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friday the last civilians were evacuated just hours earlier thousands of people have also left in recent weeks because at least a million syrian refugees are living in lebanon some are starting to return home but there are still concerns about safety as i know what the reports now from players. a new group of syrians is returning home thousands have made this journey in recent months but their numbers are still small lebannon hosts over a million refugees from the war in syria authorities say it is time for them to go home now that much of the country is back under the syrian government's control but there are those who accuse bashar al assad's government of reestablishing we're pressin rule they cite the southern province of daraa as an example there is a. lot of. insecurity for the population. for former rebels as well as for. people never engaged in
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military action but who have a record. people supporting the opposition. being against the government. a lot of your disorder the opposition and there are had agreed to a negotiated surrender for an amnesty but some say the so-called reconciliation agreements are not being respected instead there have been arbitrary arrests. international organizations including the u.n. say the lack of security guarantees is why many refugees are afraid to go back. into the conflict and we haven't seen any reform being done by the syrian government towards the security situation especially syrian security services that are responsible for crimes against humanity and for arbitrary detention torture and death and. lebanon's politicians are divided on whether it is safe for syrian refugees to return home but the refugee affairs portfolio is now run by
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a politician allied to the syrian government the newly appointed minister saw the first act in office was to visit damascus it further politicized the issue there are some politicians who criticize. the government policy of being in the lead they believe in return for normalized direct contacts with damascus should not happen until an international political solution is reached. many in lebanon complain about the refugee populations impact on the country's economy and infrastructure those who hold power say they will push ahead with what they call voluntary and safe returns for many syrians that could mean more difficult conditions to discourage them from staying. beirut in the u.s. relatives of a black man shot dead by california police say they will fight for justice after prosecutors decided not to bring criminal charges against the officers involved
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stephen clark was unarmed when police gunned him down in sacramento in march last year officers say they believe the twenty two year old had a firearm when they confronted him prosecutors say that is backed up by video evidence in a case that sparked outrage across the country. no. no. new english into a legacy of this is killing men without consequence. we'll take a break on the news when we come back driven from venezuela and.
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the connection to the. school for the next generation's far right politicians. i figure. a big. showdown with. hello there was a warning of extreme cold with wind chill over the weekend for alberta bits of cisco and also across the u.s. side montana north dakota the temperatures forecast with wind chill minus forty to minus fifty that's just ridiculous for early march now by day the temperatures will
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get about minus seventeen in minneapolis about the same in winnipeg the cold is still there and look at chicago's minus for you watch that because botswana get to monday it's down to minus ten not cold is leaking east was not will will back to some degree doesn't bring the snow with a but it is still severe cold at the california coast looking fine a good day off for rain but it is building once again to be there late tuesday for wednesday by which time slightly less cold to chicago but it's got cold winter on two down to minus seven and it's subzero in new york and still snow on the ground in most of the northeastern states to squat or further science is still quite sore at the caribbean and the trade wind is still blowing of course and that's parting the cloud up some degree but the coast of nicaragua and dancer costa rica and panama they're all that many showers at least on monday that are start to come back again the concentration the pace being colombia and the going across the border still into that is where.
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arts. rewind return a care bring your people back to life i'm sorry with updates and the best of al-jazeera has documented reviews the struggle continues for the tool known for use distance continuing with australia's most generations of recovery from call on is a really important issue suicide writes do a mind very high we're still twice the national average rewind on al-jazeera.
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these are our top stories representatives of algeria's president have formally put forward his name for reelection abilities beautifully here seeking a fifth term despite the large scale protests that he is unfit for office. pledge to call a new vote if reelected next month. al-jazeera has obtained exclusive pictures inside the home of the saudi consul general in. after the murder of journalist. a documentary channel al-jazeera arabic. turkish officials believe in may have been
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used to dispose of his body. and says the reason he wants to military exercises with south korea is to save the u.s. hundreds of millions of dollars washington and seoul of agreed to scale back their drills part of efforts to reduce tension with north korea. venezuela's opposition leader is calling for more mass protests this week and plans to return home despite threats of being arrested on why those in ecuador at the moment he's met president . the latest leg of a regional tour to increase international pressure on the venezuelan president nicolas maduro to step down the e.u. has urged the middle right government not to arrest why though for violating a court order which meant he was supposed to stay in the country and while international aid continues to sit on colombia's border with venezuela it's closed last month after an opposition attempts to bring supplies across the frontier descended into violence but as one reports now from the colombian town of. people
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are finding alternative ways of moving across that border. for thousands of venezuelans who live near the colombian border crossing the river is becoming a daily routine the water is shallow but it still requires a bit of skill to make it across. most of the people we encountered here are venezuelan citizens carrying heavy bags of used goods they hope to sell in colombia . this is scrap metal people take this and sell it and use the money to buy food and then take the food back to the other side. of it miss says he makes several of these trips every day and is lucky to make twelve thousand pesos for the effort that's the equivalent of about four u.s. dollars. people cross over to sell scrap metal because there are no jobs no security this keeps them going there's a heavy military presence along the colombian side of the border but officers tell
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us they're only here to keep the peace not prevent people from moving freely between the two countries and if it's challenging crossing the border through the river it's challenging this bridge serves as the official border crossing and is usually bustling with pedestrian traffic but a week ago venezuelan officials set up barricades to prevent international aid from entering the country through colombia since then people have had to find other ways to get across the border. as many as twenty thousand people are estimated to be crossing to and from minnesota every single day this river is what separates in a swell from colombia some people tell us they've been traveling for four hours or more in search of food others say what they are seeking is medical attention. this woman was rushed across the river on a stretcher after suffering a miscarriage her mother tells us they didn't know where else to go you know her mouth is purple she's vomiting and vomiting there was no went to treat her if i
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didn't bring her here she would die. the local economies on both sides of this border rely heavily on commerce and it's clear that people are anxious for it to reopen even though there's no clear sign of when that might be but ended up with. who could. aid workers in brazil say indigenous people fleeing venezuela are among the most of the vulnerable migrants i'm a judge or met one group at a shelter in the city of both vista who are doing all they can to hold on to their traditions. delicately weaving their traditional handicrafts the work being done by these women is one part practical and one part personal practical since it helps them earn a living personally because they feel it guarantees their survival. but i know that they were doing all this so that we won't lose our cultures arts and crafts we need to keep doing this so our children will never lose their culture our hania sent to know like the others seated next to her is
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a member of the what an indigenous community that lives in venezuela's orinoco river delta numbering around twenty thousand eight workers here say the what were among the first people to be affected by the deepening troubles and it is well a. little city manager said she many of them were already living on the streets begging on the streets of venezuela. hundreds of what out now live here at this shelter in the northern brazilian city a bowl of eastern it's run by brazil's army and in geos and supported by the united nations refugee agency. to pass the time younger members play volleyball. while tribal chiefs reminisce about their beloved orinoco. it will heal by ease tells me the river seems almost to flow through their blood and that now the river seems to be flowing ever farther away. but no no we're afraid because the children are learning that we are in
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a shelter what we have here is very different from our customs of fishing and hunting and our traditional arts and crafts and unlike other migrants the what are are trying to get to other parts of brazil they prefer to stay close to venezuela hoping to make it back ensuring at least for now that their lives stay very much in limbo that's one of the reasons things have been set up differently here. at the beginning of the new show response that position of course was to set up then as we didn't know the show but since they didn't like it they looked at the hamilton outside the shelter. hammocks because it's what they're used to sleeping not. fernanda good you know with you in h.c.r. tells me hundreds of them have been placed in this converted gymnasium to help the what i feel more stable there you know i'm a very vulnerable position in the it's clear when we receive them at the border when we check their health conditions it's very clear that they have more room than
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abilities in they need they have more specific needs. but it's not just the sleeping arrangements that are unique camp administrator is also set up a communal kitchen. one of the interesting things we found in this shelter is that what our are provided with food and they prepare their own meals it's another way for them to try to preserve cultural traditions many are afraid are disappearing. food that is about much more than eating products that are about much more than selling essential threads of a history they'll do anything to keep alive mammoth. at the pinta lundy a shelter in bolivia brazil. to become a stone his first female prime minister after her center right opposition party won the country's general election the reform party beat the prime minister's ruling
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center left party with almost thirty percent of the vote opinion polls predicted the ruling party would hang on to power but it only got twenty three percent of the far right anti immigrant conservative people's party was good and it did more than double its vote a former advisor to u.s. president ellen trump is helping set up an academy for far right leaders in italy steve bannon has praised the italian government's nationalist agenda and hopes more countries will follow its example but his son you're going to go report some color pardo some residents there not so happy. for more than eight hundred years that resulted charterhouse monastery in college park dar has been a place of quiet contemplation these days the last of the remaining monks is retired and it is no longer solely dedicated to the theory of pursuits the new resident has moved in with more worldly plans in mind benjamin han well the founder
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of the d.d. tartus humana institute or d.h. i want to transform it into a right wing populist recruiting ground the first project is the cardinal martino academy for human dignity which will promote catholic social teaching with a special emphasis pro-life pro-family issues the second project is the academy for the christian west which will promote the christian foundations of western civilization one of the main backers is all right ideologues steve bannon who played a leading role in president trump's electoral victory and was the author of his nationalist american first dogma his intention here to spread that vision across europe and beyond because then return home use what they learned here for the fight for the judeo christian west once they get back into their home environment the blueprint for this was a talk given by a baton to the d.h.i.
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at the vatican in twenty fourteen where he preached his conflict ridden worldview but we're in an outright war against just hardass islam islamic fascism within this forum on astri is where the organizers and steve battle hope to create a new generation of populist nationalist politicians and thinkers the next donald trump or viktor orban if you will but outside of these walls there is little appetite for this project. in the town itself there is a sense of discomfort about the plans to salty was until last year looked after by the state and there are concerns over how the d.h.i. which keeps its funding secret will maintain the monastery. up inside it we cannot even begin to consider allowing steve benen to come to our town essential there just so he can do whatever he likes by launching this academy to attack the european union its result to become the battleground for europe we will defend it
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but at the. result of project may sound a warning for the very future of the european union an increasingly fragile continent that threat is ever present this will be a front line where the forces of populism oyster the new recruits and create an elite in their own image sunny diagonal al-jazeera. a space x. capsule as successfully docked with the international space station for the first time in the company's history a mission marks a milestone in commercial space x. go right exploration than to get like a reports three. right here. when space x. is unmanned dragon capsule launched from cape canaveral on saturday it was a high stakes mission twenty seven hours later the capsule with only a test dummy on board slowly approach international space station when it excessively docked nasser in space x.
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declared a new era in commercial space travel captured. the program.

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