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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. and the 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 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
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minutes from colombia some people tell us they've been traveling for four hours or more in search of food others say what they're 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 it was no went to treat her if i 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 a little down. and aid workers in brazil say indigenous people fleeing venezuela are among the most vulnerable of the migrants germans met one group at a shelter in the city of boy who had during all that time to hold on to their traditions. delicately weaving their traditional handicrafts the work being done by
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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 afghani assent to no like the others seated next to her is 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 out were among the first people to be affected by the deepening troubles in that as 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 i now live here at this shelter in the northern brazilian city of gold eastern it's run by brazil's army and in geos and supported by the united nations refugee agency. to pass the time younger
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members play volleyball while tribal chiefs reminisce about their beloved orinoco. 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. we're afraid because the children are learning that we are in a shelter what we have here is very different from our customs of fishing and hunting and our traditional arts and crafts. 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. well at the beginning of the new show response that position response was to set that then as we need another shot but since they didn't like it they looked at the hamilton
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outside the shelter. hammocks because it's what they're used to sleeping on not. fernando good you know with you in h.c.r. tells me hundreds of them have been placed in this converted gymnasium to help the white house feel more stable their normal 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 abilities in they need they have more specific needs. but it's not just the sleeping arrangements that are unique camp administrators also set up a communal kitchen. one of the more interesting things we found in this shelter is that the what hour 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
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products that are about much more than selling essential threads of a history they'll do anything to keep alive. at the pinta lundy a shelter in both of east in brazil. here's what we've got coming up for you on the news out of taking on ebola a report from south sudan's first line of defense against the latest outbreak. in the bird treaty sanctuary chimpanzees getting a new lease on life and a former world champion fox for whales for to the details in sport with a little later. donald trump says the reason he wants to end large scale military exercises with south korea is to save the u.s. hundreds of millions of dollars washington and seoul have agreed to cut back the
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drills saying it's part of efforts to reduce tension with north korea they will carry out smaller joint exercises trumps comments come just days after denuclearization talks between the u.s. president and kim jong un broke down in vietnam we'll have more from mcbride in seoul in just a moment but first rosalynn jordan in washington d.c. . the u.s. president donald trump has long criticize the necessity of two key military exercises held by the u.s. and south korean military key resolve and foal eagle for the past decade or so military forces from both countries have trained to be prepared in case of an attack from north korea on south korea the u.s. has a treaty obligation to provide and to protect south korea in case of any attack from its enemies notably from north korea well even though the exercises themselves were
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very expensive it's long been thought that the president wanted to end those exercises one because that's something that pyongyang has been asking for and to to give a reason to want to strike a deal on its nuclear weapons program however there are some military analysts who suggest that the exercises themselves were quite valuable in terms of troop readiness and that the president and his ongoing efforts to try to broker a deal to get rid of nuclear weapons on the korean peninsula might have given away some leverage whether or not that is in fact the case we'll have to see but certainly the south korean government is saying that for now it wants to support u.s. efforts to broker a deal with pyongyang on the nuclear weapons question and so it is willing to a focus instead on other smaller joint military exercises with the u.s. if that's what it takes to get in an anti nuclear deal. effectively joint military
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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 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 welcomed by president moon
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j.n. of south korea who is 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 go move forward to the next step he has stated 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 john is facing extradition to the u.s. is suing the canadian government its border agency and the national police one joe's lawyers say her rights were violated when she was questioned and detained in vancouver last december lawyers says she believed she was only undergoing
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a routine. in customs check but it was when she gave border agents information and electronic devices that told her she was under arrest last week canada started a process to extradite her to the united states women's accused of violating washington sanctions on iran. so the international aids charity doctors without borders has suspended its operations fighting in a ball outbreak in democratic republic of congo after two of its treatment centers were attacked now there are concerns the disease will only spread to neighboring countries including south sudan more than five hundred people have died from a ball in d.r. seasons aug morgan is looking at the situation for the town of yeah in south sudan close to the congolese border. it's taken almost four days to make it to south sudan from a refugee camp across the border in the democratic republic of congo but before she can return to the home she left more than a year ago health workers have to check to make sure she doesn't have the ebola
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virus. i heard there was an abode outbreak and that it kills i also heard that if one person is infected in the family everyone else can get it too and i've seen the pictures of those who died from about and i was afraid that me and my children got infected so i took them and i returned to south sudan. the current ebola outbreak first declared last august is the worst in the republic's history more than five hundred people have died and a further three hundred have been infected most of the cases are in areas controlled by armed groups making it difficult for aid workers to reach and if they do provide treatment while things the. camps near the epicenter of the epidemic more south sudanese are choosing to head home. people arriving from the neighboring democratic republic of congo are screened for ebola at fives like this one in the center of the people arriving from uganda which is also considered high risk country are also screened but others are getting through without screening because
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of challenges at the border. agency say between fifty and one hundred people are arriving in south sudan every day but not all crossing points have screening sites and not all screening sites are easily accessible which is raising fears about the potential spread of the disease where the screening sites they're located between. between data sea in south sudan and uganda and south sudan they are extremely hard to reach due to complex security situation and extremely poor infrastructure so these two are the major challenge that we face in terms of. gaining access and maintaining access for continued. prevention and preparedness activities the authorities in a state they are trying to raise awareness to make it easier for people to get screened we have been advocating so much for people. to make sure not to usual for. screaming points so what do you do come to those points
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towards the fields most of them used to of moves on to the challenge but we keep getting don't we really need them to use door. to set up the screaming all those porous borders has been screened and. but it's claims more victims in the democratic republic of congo and fighting continues to cut off access to border points in south sudan there are concerns if the disease spread aid workers here in the a it will have to step up from a position of preventing it to one of containing it people morgan al-jazeera iriver state. kurdish forces in syria say they're expecting a decisive battle as they close in on i thought the last remaining pocket of territory the u.s. backed syrian democratic forces launched their final push on the village of backhoes on friday the last civilians were evacuated just hours earlier and thousands of left in recent weeks talks in doha between the afghan taliban and the
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u.s. have ended for the day with no agreement the two sides been meeting in the qatari capital for talks aimed at ending seventeen years of war in afghanistan a taliban spokesman says negotiations are in a very important sensitive phase and both sides must be careful and cautious moving forwards also just barry following this one for us. they five has wrapped up here talks between the u.s. and the taliban in this hotel right behind me in doha now they have not reached an agreement yet we've spoken to officials from both sides the americans 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 but the number of civilians killed in afghanistan's war has reached its highest levels since the u.n. started keeping records in two thousand and nine says three thousand eight hundred people died in twenty eighteen including nearly a thousand children in kabul. it's lunchtime when fifty eight year old mohammed who say 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 hill top we are suffering from these attacks. the u.n. says thirty eight hundred civilians including one thousand children were killed in afghanistan last year it's a record for mohammed to those numbers come to life in the hills around him he's
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lived at the foot of the symmetry watching it expand for over a decade. it is very painful in a nightmare from now 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 that 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. about 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 ballasts al jazeera. in the news ahead there are
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a lot to learn why the education of these children could be affected by a kashmir crackdown. times on a day ago and part of where a former monastery is set to become a school for the next generation's far right populist politicians and robin van persie turns back the clock to possible goal scoring a milestone that is coming up in sports at about ten to the hour. and i was about to rain again and this is a familiar pattern least it would be if it were april first of all one more cloud disappears out of the way but the onshore breeze which is in the forecast it brings moisture up towards sudden you non bitsa ground cloud already starting to build on
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bringing some showers into vietnam then spreads itself right across the middle of southern china and stuff developed some significant rain all that was shanghai it will kill back and fall into hong kong again by the end of choose to this is not really have very much should look like so says about a month early there's more cloud bringing snow or rain to the higher ground west in sichuan and beyond into the tibetan plateau but sadly this is still quiet on the philippines for most of malaysia and very few showers around the moment the obama bitterly but the concentration has been for two or three days and i think we'll still be in something born here sort of racy back for java particularly was west in java but i think we're creeping slowly eastwards to include bali as well but if you're going to k.l. singapore the showers are less than likely still be humid. we have got once again growing potential for showers as this cloud maskers east was through india and bangladesh before crossing showers in the northeast corner. whether
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that's what people expect of us and that's what i think we really do well. this is the news hour from al-jazeera and these are our top stories representatives of algeria's president have formally put forward his name for reelection abilities but the flicker is seeking a fifth term despite large scale protests that he is unfit for office the eighty two year old has pledged to call in a new photo reelected next month al-jazeera has obtained exclusive pictures from the home of the saudi consul general in istanbul after the murder of journalist. a documentary from our sister channel zero out of it details how turkish officials
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believe an may have been used to dispose of his body. and venezuela's opposition leader says he will return home on monday to lead new protests against president nicolas maduro despite the threat of arrest ecuador was the last stop on his latin american tour to gather support. the u.s. consulate in jerusalem which deals with palestinians is to be merged with the new u.s. embassy in the city on monday the controversial decision to make them into a single diplomatic mission was announced in october by secretary of state mike compare the consulate has been in place for seventy five years and acts as a defacto us embassy for palestinians many palestinians of course considering that merger to be a downgrade in diplomatic relations it's totally jacobs about it partner of the truman national security project on skype from new york i think ellie the the crux of the whole story is the fact that we're talking about in israel palestine an american story an american embassy an american consulate decisions that are being
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made by the united states not by either of the actual people or places they're. that's really the that's really the big issue what we're seeing in the trunk of ministration is the desire to change facts on the ground so that if and when jarrett cushion or and his team ever actually release their proposal it will look something different than anything we've seen in the past the reality is is that any changes that are made on the ground whether it's moving the embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem or this murder of the consulate is not something that's going to be easily undone in two or six years or whatever the next administration comes in so your hundred percent right the biggest issue is that these are decisions that are changing significant issues on the ground and they're not being dictated by the palestinians or the israelis do you think these changes that things which would stay in place let's say that in twenty twenty there is a change in government democrats come back in and sits atop a thing that could be reversed very unlikely and in my opinion you know bear in
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mind that in one thousand nine hundred five the it became law in america to try to move the embassy to jerusalem in every six months since then there's been a waiver to to prevent it from happening and it was passed on a bipartisan basis so i don't think the embassy in any way shape or form will move back to tell of the the issue of the consulate in jerusalem once this change is made i don't imagine that it would change again but i think very importantly one part that's being missed i don't know that the israelis would object to the americans building a full fledged embassy in ramallah and i don't know why that's not something that's being discussed but let's pick up on that point then because as we said this was for palestinians as well this facility now failing i guess even further disenfranchise. certainly and i would feel the exact same way i think any change like that needs to be continued significantly and again it just points the direction that the trip administration is going in but again i do believe that the
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israelis would not object to the americans putting an embassy in ramallah i think actually in fact that they would celebrate it because one of the big issues that the israelis look at is the idea of in any sort of two state solution of splitting jerusalem and if they were at the americans were to put an embassy in ramallah it would dictate that the palestinians if they were to have some sort of capital in east jerusalem it would not be the same sort of wouldn't have the same diplomatic status as ramallah so again i think the israelis would actually welcome the idea just quickly on the on the future of the whole peace process you talked about gerard kush now. i notice you avoided the you that the phrase that gets used that the deal of the century which gets thrown around i mean. this is a been a long time coming and it's been vaunted for so long and built up as this great thing but we really don't know much about it or where it might take us at this point. we don't know the reality is that the last several formal
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peace proposals whether it was camp david or initially or mediately thereafter or the almost plan or the kerry plan a few years ago they all sort of what along about the same lines the idea that something would suddenly change drastically from those grand outlines is almost an insane idea but that you know insane ideas is what donald trump thrives on so what this proposal made me look like is anybody's guess but i think in the end everybody on both sides the israeli side and the palestinian side are basically declaring it dead on arrival to begin with i'm curious what it's going to say but i have very little hope that will actually move anything and the jack it's great talking to you thank you for your time. after days of increased tension between pakistan and india kashmiri leaders are criticizing the indian government's crackdown against separatist groups in that region jamaat islami for example accused of supporting an armed resistance against india hundreds have been arrested
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but leaders say their work for the region's most vulnerable children will not be affected so how raman with this report from new delhi. it's an early start for these students in shouldn't god 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 banned 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 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
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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 in our challenging new delhi jail an idea they're not is an ideology it's an idea you can just so you know in a democracy it's a battle of ideas if you try to imprison everyone you can imprison the idea is going to for the really need the people of kashmir this former head of india's external intelligence agency believes to mark the islamiyah me it has links with armed groups in pakistan a factor that. has been bad news for
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a long. 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. the whole system will get us stated and it will be a disaster for the needy and lot of people especially on the phones and. jamaat e islami hindus the original group from which to mark the islam we broke away from the former passengers 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
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already disillusioned community so whole raman al jazeera new delhi. calloused says to become a stone is first female prime minister after his center right opposition party won the country's general election the reform party beach the prime minister's ruling 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 it's also the far right anti immigrant conservative people's party came in third and more than doubled its vote in the process a former advisor to u.s. president donald 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 with sonya got to go reports from color part of some residents not so happy about it. 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
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retired i did is no longer solely dedicated to the theory of pursuits the new resident has moved in with a more worldly plans in mind benjamin han well the founder 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
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europe and beyond 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. 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 anstey bet and 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.
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which keeps its funding secret will maintain the monastery. 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 resulting becomes a battleground for europe we will defend it. it resulted project may sound a warning for the very future of the european union and increasingly fragile continent that threat is ever present this will be a front line with the forces of populism oyster the new recruits and create an elite in their own image. al-jazeera. now a space x. capsule has successfully docked with the international space station for the first time in the company's history it is a mission which marks a milestone in commercial space exploration as and he's going to reports three. right.

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