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tv   Fighting Insectageddon  Al Jazeera  March 6, 2019 12:32pm-1:00pm +03

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and march second for more let's speak to rob bryant who joins us live from south korea's capital seoul rob what do we know about these restorations and when they began. that's right the stars of these reports are now emerging it stems from a briefing that was given by the national intelligence service south korea's spy agency to lawmakers here in seoul choose day details of that briefing are now emerging getting into the media here and being reported and they center on satellite images taken at the top chang ri launch site as you mentioned there it's a site that's normally used for satellite launches but it has been used for the testing of engines for ballistic missiles so it is potentially significant to north korea's missile development weapons program the. satellite images seem to show that some restoration work has taken place doors replaced on a section of roofing were placed on one of the buildings at the site there as you
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mentioned there were verbal commitments from the north koreans to dismantle this this site as a goodwill gesture if you like reports that work has been carried out seem to been corroborated by satellite imagery supplied from from services in the united states so there does seem to be some some substance of these reports the significant thing those stars there is the date of when these developments of when this work was carried out as you mentioned there it could well have been before they had noise summit took place which ended obviously in failure so rather than this being a reaction or any kind of talk of north korea restarting its weapons development program as a result of failed diplomacy with certainly seems as though we are not at that stage yet the stance here rob how is this being interpreted in the context of that failed vietnam summit could it have been a negotiation tactic going into at all or potentially if it's happened after that
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a negotiation tactic going forward. we have had various reports of work being carried out of various locations in north korea were discovered by satellite imagery of work at other missile sites you remember towards the end of last year and this came after what was seen as a very successful summit in singapore so it's difficult to read too much into these things i think it's important to remember that north korea's nuclear and missile program is supported by a huge industrial apparatus that doesn't just stop work immediately especially as there hasn't been any specific pieces of paper to say that north korea has to stop development of of its weapons systems yes there was the agreement very generally last year in singapore to work towards denuclearization but nothing specific just as the north koreans would say there has been nothing sign so far to say
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specifically that they'll be any lifting of sanctions so this remains in place we know that they are still producing fissile material the important thing to bear in mind of course is that there has been a verbal commitment from kim jong un not to return to any more testing of missiles and any more nuclear tests and more than a year into this process he does seem to be true to his word just as it does here as robin wright speaking to us there from seoul thank you rob well meanwhile north korea is facing even more severe food shortages after what's been called its worst harvest and more than a decade u.n. figures show a production of staple crops like soy beans and potatoes down by more than a bad last month north korea's government had warned it's facing a shortfall of one point four million tons of food this year the country has long struggle to feed itself the only half the population is in need of humanitarian assistance. then israel as president has vowed to crush what he's described as the
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crazed minority that wants to remove him from power nicolas maduro is also urging his supporters to turn out on mass to challenge protests planned by his rival this weekend. i reports from kolkata venezuela's border with colombia. if one is going to become the interim president of venezuela he needs to win the backing of those who have up until now supported president nicolas maduro to on tuesday he met the leaders of one of the most significant power blocs in venezuela the public sector union. as you. know forty public workers are being kidnapped by the dictatorship it's being kidnapped by the regime today as a result of this meeting of this great event we will not continue collaborating with the dictatorship so public workers are no place to cooperate ever again no be forced to do anything. on monday don't return to go back as after wrapping up
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a tour of some of the south american countries supporting his campaign he was greeted by thousands of people called on to the streets of caracas by the thirty five year old opposition leader. for his part president addressed military leaders on tuesday he acknowledged the demonstrations taking place on the streets of the capital but said the protesters should be ignored it annoys them out of so. this saturday we are going to the streets on march ninth and t.m. paralysed march to commemorate the day of believe are an anti imperialism the people take to the streets to fight this saturday our people take to the streets president moodle was speaking during a ceremony to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the death of former venezuelan leader hugo chavez the glow of the bola varian revolution which brought who good job is to power twenty years ago has dimmed with venezuelans now face is the
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fallout of a power struggle between a determine the president and an equally unwavering opposition leader bundled up and. algeria's on the chase has promised to do whatever is necessary to stop the country sliding back into the painful years of the civil war protests against the president had been building since late last month demanding that he read vast his decision to stand for reelection and hayward reports. they've no know of a leader who won the country for twenty years. but there appears to be a groundswell against algeria as abdelaziz bouteflika in the capital algiers the message from thousands of demonstrating students was clear they want him to leave office now. we are against beautifully karna gets a regime we are fed up twenty years are enough we want change. they've been in
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power for twenty years we've overlooked the situation for too long to process it's time now for people to wake up and not just citizens. some students were forced to cover their faces suffering from the effects of take ass this outpouring of anger began when algeria's ailing leader announced he would run for with term as president the cry for politically cut to step aside has been growing louder every day spreading beyond the boundaries about is. the military which helped lead and shape the country during and after the bloody civil war in the one nine hundred ninety s. wields power here and its military chief says it wants to guarantee algeria security lynn real that. some parties which feel annoyed to secure and stable do not like it you want to take back to the years of pain during which people suffered all kinds of suffering and paid
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a heavy price the great people who lived through such difficult times were never give. the bounty of security. president putin flaker suffered a stroke six years ago and has rarely been seen in public since that he's offered to shorten any new term in power but many here believe that doesn't go far enough. several days of protests against his room have led to more than two hundred people being injured you. can say constitute the right to free expression is part of the algerian constitution we expect that those rights be respected where there is peaceful demonstrations under the rule of law. the military has warned that some people want to take algeria backwards protesters say they are looking ahead to trying to secure a better future and after twenty years it is time to change and what he would al-jazeera. germany is expected to decide in the coming hours if it will extend
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a ban on all exports to saudi arabia chancellor angela merkel is under pressure from powerful european allies france and the u.k. to lift the ban imposed after the murder of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi paul brennan has a story. there had already been enormous international concern over the tens of thousands of civilian deaths caused by saudi led coalition air strikes in yemen since twenty fifteen. and when saudi agents murdered the journalist jamal khashoggi in istanbul last october germany finally cried halt temporarily freezing existing arms deals and banning any new weapons contracts with the kingdom yet it offers actors in foreign affairs and it's often said that it is a dilemma between morals and rail politic i think that's wrong the german government has had political principles since the year two thousand which say that we do not exporting countries in gauged in war zones. germany was not alone in its
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concerns last september spain counsel the sale of four hundred laser guided bombs to saudi arabia but unlike. germany spain reinstated its deal a week later fearing the saudis might counsel a two billion dollar order for spanish build corvet's a in germany and has even bigger implications. the typhoon eurofighter the saudi air force has more than fifty already and uses them in yemen the cockpit from fuselage spine fin and part of the refuse a large a made by b.a. systems in the u.k. the right wing and left leading wing edge made by spain allana and its only make the left wing and part of the refusal but the central fuselage is manufactured by germany and germany's export ban means britain can't deliver on a thirteen billion dollars deal to sell the next forty eight typhoon aircraft to saudi arabia airbus is chief executive vented his frustration at the recent munich
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security conference and wonders. did you come to the conclusion that the germans are of the opinion that only day out of responsible arms export policies and others don't. analysts warn that the dispute is damaging strategic alliances all the claim of defense cooperation in europe. is it is it's fairly run the disowned by the idea that there is no real cooperation on and on and on the level of defense but. i think the root of it all though is that germany imposed a moratorium not because of yemen but because of the night of jamal khashoggi and saudi arabia's ongoing failure to adequately explain the full circumstances of the killing in the absence of a full explanation riyadh how so far given belin no reason at all to reverse its original decision brennan al jazeera. the weather is next to that where in a flood ravaged corner of afghanistan where hundreds of them destroyed within iran
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. and the painful wait for details about who is buried in sri lanka as largest mass graves. hello there the weather has been pretty wild across parts of europe recently there's more wet and windy weather still to come the satellite picture shows one system working its way away and then another one making its way in from the atlantic this is already giving us the rain and it's sweeping pretty quickly eastwards so on wednesday is looking pretty wet for many of us here across britain and ireland through parts of scandinavia and down through parts of spain and portugal and it looks like here is where we see some of the heaviest of the rains they could be a little bit of flooding thanks to this system the whole thing is marching its way eastwards but it's still looking pretty mobile as we head through the day on
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thursday plenty of showers rattling in on some fairly brisk winds some of the heaviest outbreaks are likely to be in the north of our map that will be snow and we'll also see a fair amount of wintry weather across the alps in the southeast that's where it's calmest and quietest and also quite warm for us in athens with a top temperature of twenty degrees for the other side of the mediterranean largely fine and settled for many of us in the east but in the west where we'll see that the tail end of that system affecting europe so more cloud is making its way across parts of morocco and into algeria and we'll see some wet weather as well particularly wednesday night and on thursday there's a chance of seeing a few more showers the temperatures will be dropping behind that system too so a maximum of seventy. the world's pollinators are in decline. in this episode. we meet an entomologist on opposite sides of the planet protecting insects of all sizes
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crucial to preserving food chains. i've come to the u.k. to see how old industrial sites are being turned into bug reserves in an attempt to reverse this worrying trend. fighting insects or go on al-jazeera. and again i'm lost audio tape and a reminder of the news this hour north korea is said to be restoring facilities as a long range rocket launch site but it dismantled as part of disarmament steps last year. venezuelan president nicolas maduro is calling for what he calls anti imperialist demonstrations on saturday to challenge with to challenge
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a march led by his apartment. and germany is expected to decide soon if it will extend a five month ban on arms exports including planes to saudi arabia. at least three people have been killed and six injured in a suicide attack on construction workers at a u.s. f l than east and afghanistan the four attackers also died in the city of jalalabad no group has claimed responsibility at this stage. nigeria is preparing to bring home an estimated twenty thousand girls trapped in mali the victims of the sex trade are kept in appalling conditions officials say critters and between no enforcement agents and traffickers is hampering the rescue efforts. in western mali . here in cocoa the visual entity is law. despite the presence of mali and soldiers the armed men arrived in huge numbers they made it clear the
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nigerians trying to rescue their citizens trapped in the sex trade on to welcome here eventually the delegation had to leave activists have been walking with the girls say they face such threats every time i think you guys are working in a situation where there is a lot of military. in there crime is very very difficult to eradicate it the people who think that you have to rescue these guys they are benefiting every week from them on the outskirts of town the team is able to meet some of the goals although one of them agreed to go back all the rest are too afraid of the traffickers and too ashamed to face their peers and relations we can't force them to go back but those who are ready.

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