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tv   NEWSHOUR  Al Jazeera  March 9, 2019 4:00pm-5:01pm +03

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a lot of heavy snow across much of the region here for washington d.c. the terms as though are coming up we are looking at washington in one thousand degrees a limb to twenty miami is going to be a partly cloudy day few with a touch there of about twenty degrees. with a sponsor. this is al-jazeera. you're watching the news hour live from the headquarters in doha. coming up in the next sixty minutes the algerian government orders the closure a few diversities as pressure continues to mount against the ailing president who plans to run for a fifth term. a call for rival protests in venezuela as it deals with a countrywide power outage which has crippled hospitals and other public services.
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the founder of the private u.s. military company blackwater admits to al-jazeera that he did meet with donald trump's campaign team despite telling congress he didn't. announce on how much with all the sporting clearing the government is offering crickets governing body to take action against india's national team players that a war army caps the during friday's game against australia as a show of support for their military. fellow colleges and universities in algeria will close their countesses two weeks ahead of their scheduled spring break in an effort to diffuse student protests thousands of people staged what's believed to be the largest anti-government demonstrations the country has seen in nearly thirty years mohamed reports.
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friday protests for the third successive week nationwide in algeria where and this time they appear to be bigger than ever. demonstrators demanding president eyes ease with the police abandon his bid for a fifth term in office in next month's election i just a day earlier eighty two year old beautifully who suffered a stroke five years ago and is in switzerland for what are described as routine medical tests urged algerians not to demonstrate and warned about the risk of chaos if they did the protesters didn't listen. to me not us i am here today with my daughters with the country's children to take back our last algeria we want to take it back so that our children find where they said they don't see and drown in the mediterranean sea. yeah. the system please leave us look at the people the action is here the people are here from old social classes from the youngest to deal just everyone is saying no church fifth or please leave you won't
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even be judged. and local media reports say that nine politicians from with the fleet is ruling f l m party resigned to join the revolt. train and metro operators halted services to try and stem the tide of protesters a strategy that clearly didn't work across algeria demonstrations have been staged daily for the past two weeks since beautifully to confirm he would stand for another term in office on april the eighteenth since the protests began opposition groups have been attempting to come up with a viable plan on how to remove with a flicker from office in an open letter on monday the president said if he's reelected he will call for a referendum on a new constitution and another election at some point. our jury is armed forces are under mounting pressure to find a solution but so far the response has been cryptic while alluding to the demonstrations algeria's army chief evoke the civil war of the one nine hundred ninety s. urging protesters to be aware of. history but the rallies continue with no signs of
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abating any time soon but i met him too and she's here i'm joined by our correspondent has some one about who's covered the region extensively how similar a comparison to be made between the situation in algeria today and what we saw back in twenty eleven that sparked and the arab spring into in twenty eleven it was it was contained in a way or another and was confined to particular places in algeria compared to the mass protests move as we've seen in different parts of the world particularly in north africa. this time is quite different. what we've seen now is a mountain which is building across a jury and it was an outcry against a bit of president of the us it was a fear to seek a fifth term and people said enough is enough because they say the man is sick and therefore we need someone who should run the country as we face huge challenges
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there were there were possibilities there were people thinking that this could just fade away as we've seen in the past what we've seen is a remarkable. mass protest movements building up across the nation and many people believe that if that momentum continues in the next two weeks that could be the game changer that's where we're definitely going to see. change on syria and doesn't look like at the protests are going to die down in any way and and to what extent is the ruling establishment those around flicker to what extent are they willing to go to keep him in power well this i think they've got the message because the earth tried different ways the army chief mates to statements saying that people should respect the legitimacy people should be wary of any attempt to destabilize the country it backfired and we've seen people
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politicians saying that this is an attempt to intimidate the people and it should not come from the army chief we've seen prime minister member of the parliament supporters of others with a vehicle saying that those who are staging the protests are trying to destabilize the country the opposite happened to unify the protesters i guess are dozens of and what we've seen yesterday was remarkable because wave of waves after waves of thousands of people demonstrating across algeria i think the turning point could be on the thirtieth of this month of march when the constitutional court will announce those who are eligible religious to one for the presidential elections and that is a thing. many senior opposition members have decided to stay away from the elections saying the these are not easy to meet elections at all and that our presence there is more of a window dressing of the those who run the country behind closed doors are trying to use his name just to perpetuate their influence over the country this is number
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one number two the momentum now is for massive radical change in algeria it could be an indication for the army to decide in its next move because it's the most powerful organized organization or establishment in the area and this is the one we should have a final say over which way the wind is going to blow in algeria and to think if the momentum continuous it could be an indication it's about time for someone else to replace. a van the formality of that will be a big challenge is going to be through a transitional period of one year two years after the algerians decide or is going to be new elections by then if you want to go for you elections you have to give the chance to all those who were denied by the constitutional court to present themselves for the elections a remarkable moment in algeria ok i have to thank you. now the u.s. has ruled out using force to deliver aid into venezuela that's according to
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president donald trump special representative plane loads of u.s. relief supplies are sitting in colombia the venezuelan president nicolas maduro has refused to accept convoys at the border madeira says washington's aid effort is a boy to carry out a coup and power has been restored to parts about as well after it suffered its worst blackouts president maduro has accused the us of sabotage and urged his supporters to march on saturday against what he calls imperialism the opposition leader has also called his backers to take to the streets terrorism reports from us on how the power outages affecting the country's collapsing health system. in the seventeen years old and for the last few months she's been involved in a battle with bone cancer. she's already had part of one leg removed because of a few more good. write up when i went to the whole thing. for her scheduled
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treatment on friday she was told it had been postponed the recent and electricity blackout affecting much of the country to another but. i spent three months waiting to be can make you move because the equipment was in working now because of the blackout again he quit working so i get my chemo. the source of the blackout has been. to electric dam in the state of. almost every corner of the country has been impacted by the power cut. but it is in hospitals like this one where the situation becomes critical this is one of the most effective but nobody got i got electricity had been gone already for fifteen hours and initially the hospitals power plants failed and that's why the government was forced to bring in other power plants but we're told that they're only able to supply some rooms within the hospital. and he is twelve years old and suffers
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from hydrocephalus she has been in the hospital for a week when the in a moment or not anymore there's no electricity and because of that there's no water there are no syringes no goals we were told the power plant failed last night so i'm not sure how the situation here will continue. without electricity most of the capital remain closed on friday the metro railway systems have shut down so have schools and businesses. the political opposition blames the massive power cut on corruption and mismanagement i mean it's like if you want a millionaire in two thousand and nine they declared an electrical emergency ten years ago they paid one hundred billion dollars into the electrical system yet we find ourselves in this disaster today the president. has blamed the outage on sabotage by the united states government has not provided evidence to support his claim but his backers including captain. are convinced he's right that.
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there are people who are planning to destroy the revolution we're talking about international opposition and donald trump and his puppets are trying to guarantee people get back jobs mostly for hospitals and other sectors. a few minutes later electricity came back in some parts of. the government supporters celebrated and chanted that the socialist revolution started by chavis won't be defeated any time soon. but outside the whole time a hospital there was silence as mothers waited for any update on their children's condition their primary concern is not who's to blame for the blackout it's the holt their child gets the treatment they desperately need. more head on the al-jazeera news hour including women's rights demonstrators in argentina you silence to get their message across barely scraping by how one
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industry in thailand is struggling with falling prices and the u.s. trade war with china in sport the west indies cricket team make the wrong sort of history santa will have that story a little later. but first erik prince the founder of the private u.s. security company blackwater has admitted to meeting members of the trump presidential campaign in august twenty sixth in this is the spite him telling congress that he had no connection with trump's team at the time when questioned by matt there on al jazeera as head to head program the blackwater c.e.o. said the public transcript of the congressional hearing could be wrong. what you didn't tell congress is that on august third twenty sixteen you were at a meeting during the campaign at trump tower with don jr trump son which stephen miller then a campaign advisor to trump with george nader a former blackwater colleague of yours who acts as
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a back channel to the saudis there moralities you're supposed to be convicted paedophile and also joel's imo an israeli expert on social media manipulation how come you didn't mention that meeting to congress given it's so relevant to their investigation. i did as part of the part of the investigations i certainly disclosed in the any meetings the very new i had on in the congressional testimony you gave to the house we went through it you didn't mention anything about august twenty sixth meeting in trump tower they specifically asked you what context you have and you didn't answer that. i don't believe i was asked that question you asked whether any community for communications or contact with a campaign you said apart from writing papers putting up yard signs no what you said i've got the transcript of the conversation here. i might have been i think it was at trump headquarters or the campaign headquarters probably twenty sixteen usable and is really due to a back channel to the emirate in the saudis don't junior stephen miller were there to talk about iran policy through that about iran policy do you think that's something important to disclose to the house intelligence committee while you're
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under oath you did you didn't we just went through the testimony there's no mention of the trump tower meeting because twenty sixteen were not i don't know if they got the transcript wrong. or they got the transcript wrong so we could i don't know i remember i remember certainly does dismiss it that we didn't go you because we know that robert muller he hasn't been able to stablish collusion it but he has got a lot of guys for lying to the authorities and not telling the whole truth is that a problem now even if you accidentally didn't tell them that could come back and haunt you. fully cooperated i haven't heard anybody i haven't heard from anybody in more than nine months i mean i mean members of congress after they discover this media have talked about certain witnesses not telling the truth but you believe you told congress about this meeting even if no in the transcript just to be clear i believe so if. you have a chance is joining us from washington d.c. shihab and i suppose the most obvious question really is did erik prince lie to congress about that trump tower meeting this is a bit on the radar for some for some time now and not just because of these
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questions about you know whether he told the truth of the time but actually donald trump jr has lawyer said that he were remembers that meeting at which erik prince was asked this is the state which we don't try to use lawyer if several months ago don't talk jr recalls a meeting with erik prince george and made another individual who maybe jack joel's a male they picture mr trump jr on a social media platform or marketing strategy so this question has been hanging around so did eric prince lied to congress when he gave his testimony last year obviously very princes to believe no he didn't i mean we haven't heard from the relevant congressional committee yet as to whether as to whether they feel they've been lied to but already the members of that committee were dissatisfied with his testimony they've already said they're going to subpoena more information the democrats are now in control of these congressional committees and they say they want to get to the bottom of this but as said that their people aren't being
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arrested and put in prison for collusion with russia people are being arrested and put in prison for lying to investigators to congress this does suggest that perhaps maybe in a certain amount of trouble yes she had because it meant it has and did say that the lies could come back to haunt you but prince some self seemed confident that he was really not at risk of any sort of indictment so could this be a problem for prince in the context of the mother investigation still going on. who knows what they will tie up with the investigation of anyone who says they do probably you know. wildly speculative but we've certainly had rumors that. the murder investigation isn't just looking into russia they are looking into the middle east connection and what we understand about this meeting was it was the u.a.e. saudi arabia prince from each of these of these of these condemns who were present at that meeting apparently they were very eager to help donald trump and his
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campaign specifically about the happy about the idea of iran george nader the lebanese businessman who was also at that meeting with the time was was touting some multi-billion dollar plan to destabilize iran using private mercenaries and it was erik prince is the person who made private mercenaries a household household phrase with his with his blackwater company so it's all part of the plot thickening about how many foreign powers were. drawn to donald trump during the campaign saying look who is there any way we can help what we don't know though is whether this is actually a bit beyond the usual this is extra legal whether they actually happened obviously these are the first foreign powers to come up to a presidential candidate say can we help what we what we'll find out eventually i guess with the special counsel's investigation and congressional investigations is it just is it is whether in your legal happens but sort of the plot does thicken ok and shihab rattansi thank you well you can see that interview with erik prince on
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head to head with maggie has a one hundred hours g.m.t. on sunday it's also online right now at al-jazeera dot com sudan's president has released several women detained during recent anti-government protests the demonstrations began in december initially in response to a decision by governments to triple the price of bread sudan's government says thirty one people have died during the violence but human rights watch puts that figure much higher at fifty one people morgan has more from hard to. following the directives of president bashir thirty eight women have been released from prison according to the door for lawyers association now let's remember we don't know how many women have been arrested in the first place the government has not given a clear figure to how many women were detained since the protests started more than eleven weeks ago in fact the government hasn't given a clear figure to how many people both male and female were arrested but what we do know is that thirty eight women so far have been released that number does not include the women who have been sentenced to jail for their participation in trials
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and that number does not also include the women who are pending charges because of their participation in protest over the past few weeks now again we don't know how many women were arrested in the first place but activists say that the number could go as high as one hundred fifty women who have been arrested we've spoken to family members over the past few weeks and they have expressed concerns about the well being of their female relatives who have been detained some of them tweeted out on social media and on facebook that they are very relieved to have their family members back and that they are very happy to know that they are doing well and that they will be taking them for basically medical check up to make sure that everything is ok with them but again this is not mean the end of the process the president has repeatedly said that he wants dialogue and this could be part of his initiative to try to show the protesters and the demonstrators that he's trying to pave way for a dialogue but people are saying that they don't want any talks with them we have spoken to many demonstrators over the past few weeks and they say that is not going to be the solution their calls for more protests tomorrow and in the coming weeks
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and they say they will not stop until the government steps down something the president said he's not going to do and he's already announced a state of emergency that is set to last for a year and most of the people who've been arrested over the past couple of weeks have been charged have been charged and tried in the courts in something called emergency courts which were set up to make sure that the people who've been protesting have basically are being charged and due process takes its course so it's not clear how long this will go and where it will end but at the moment we have protesters and demonstrators will very determined to. until the president steps down and we have a president and a government that seems to be very defiant and not willing to step down until elections next year for pastors on the streets of paris for the seventeenth successive weekend are wearing a new color pink vests joined yellow vests fuel tax protesters to march along the best known street in france the. following international women's day they're promoting women's rights and protesting government economic policies president of honor our cause so called the great national debate aimed at ending protest ends
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next week and women have marched in rallied in argentina voicing their concerns ahead of elections later this year they coincide with events around the world marking international women's day daniel's from the reports from. it's a stark image from the pages of margaret atwood's novel the handmaid's tale to the streets of one osiris this silent for this is just one of the many ways women here are being heard telling the world telling men what they want but you made up that are not my first that they stop killing us then there's our right to abortion it's our right because we're talking about our bodies and our decision to be a mother or not then equality in government and in business because in argentina like the rest of the world we earn twenty five percent less just for being women. the messages being relayed in many ways this knitted flag came from guatemala and will be passed to another country in argentina women have added to it and. we come
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together in the biggest feminist flag in the world as it were becoming more conscious of what it is to be a feminist which is to defend the rights of women. worldwide the women's movement is growing becoming more people growing all the time. and they all invent a swathe of mexico brazil and chile each with their own particular issues but also with many shared themes. for them fifty women across argentina were killed in the past two months fifty thousand to treated every year for complications resulting from illegal abortions every year this protest grows bigger every year the voice is more powerful there are elections here in seven months time of the issues raised by designed to resonate powerfully in those. history a vibrant social movement as many in the region look to argentina to lead the way
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tens of thousands of women representing hundreds of organizations across the country have even. i never missed out on the states have to make. these kind of things to speak out. i told some of the top. of the protesters on the streets today but tomorrow it will be taken to governments to the workplace in schools. and. this satellite images released in the united states by the news outlet n.p.r. suggest north korea could be preparing for a new missile launch increased activity at the site near pyongyang comes two weeks after talks between leader kim jong un and president donald trump ended without an agreement came had stopped missile launches as relations between the two countries improved these latest reports come just days after a different satellite images allegedly showed young had started rebuilding
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a rocket launch sites. britain's prime minister is warning that breaks it might not happen at all if her deal is rejected by parliament next week to reason may's negotiations with the european union are stalled because of the impasse over the irish border e.u. leaders had given her until friday to come up with new proposals to end the deadlock and may is now urging m.p.'s to back her breck's a deal when they vote on tuesday so with yet another crucial breck's that vote ahead millions of u.k. citizens in other european countries will again be watching closely portugal as one of the most attractive destinations for britain and florence the reports the lack of clarity from london has begun to take its toll on business one of the myths about british people in europe is that they like to live in places like portugal so they can get a round of golf in before moving on to june by lunchtime but very many more move to
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places like this for work we've brought this group together they all have different questions they come up his own says to me and many many of the people will say use the same concern. about health care will that continue obviously people wanting to move between countries and this hope works. not knowing. whether i'm going to be able to take people's goods between countries having ready by businesses running rental apartments and my concern is that we use a large chunk of the forty percent of our market which is currently a bridge from a. residence info people are going to be able to come across here to see the value of the pound and what's going to happen there is speculation so we're not really sure the moon will many but. what's going to happen more than twenty percent of all people who fly it's a portugal the british such is the love affair with the place so it's hardly
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surprising the portuguese government has raised the possibility of special lanes at passport control the british tourists so they continue to come after all would be a massive density economy if the golf courses were half empty. like other european countries portugal is trying to ensure the rights of british citizens who want to live in their country as well as simply visiting but that only works if portuguese citizens in britain have the same rights and that is still not guaranteed we decide that we're going to give all these rights to the u.k. citizens resident in portugal in the expectation that there will be resupply city so all the contingency measures that are being taken that the you level are in the lateral masses. unilateral measures they are temporary measures and we hope this will be sorted out so will. i would have
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a real answer for that british consular officials in portugal are accused of being vague in their advice to u.k. citizens living here nobody was made available to speak to us but you can reasonably suggest it's hardly their fault the repeated complaint from british people who live and work in continental europe is that the british government is making it their responsibility to find out what their rights should be after the u.k. leaves the european union has just three weeks to go now until that supposed to happen as with so many other things it all smacks of complete uncertainty. gloriously al-jazeera in lisbon well funder storms are forecast again for the mississippi valley can you assess the risk yet catherine that's right well the risk is going to be quite severe today were only beginning it's about seven thirty in the morning across the central part and eight states and it is only the beginning of what these storms are going to be this is currently the radar summary from weather underground
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showing what is happening currently right now you can see this line thunderstorms from texas all the way up towards parts of actually parts of illinois now we've already seen quite a bit of wind damage and hail damage but later today it is going to be tornadoes i want to show you what is happening with our satellite image if we can switch that over right now the storms have been pushing here across much of the central plains you can see how much those clouds have really developed we're all dealing with a very springtime scenario and anything head of this cold front that is where the severe weather is going to be a big player today we're expecting tornadoes more hail damage and more wind damage and unfortunately if you remember last week twenty three people died in tornadoes in alabama that is the same area that we're going to be watching today as well as parts of tennessee down here towards mississippi as well where you see that area of green that is going to be our severe weather outbreak it's going to be this afternoon it's going to be also into this evening now the other part of the story is what is happening appear towards north we're looking at very very gusty winds as
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well as heavy snow across much of the plains midwest parts of or ontario as well as qu├ębec that is going to continue tomorrow even though that the severe weather outbreak starts to die down and i got it kevin thank you for that still ahead on the al-jazeera news hour abuse rejected and humiliated thousands of nigerian girls promised a better life get something very different it's why missiles in madagascar is proving deadly for hundreds of children and the women's world cup champions launch a lawsuit over gender discrimination son i will have the details coming up in sport . it's. africa's most populous nation a blog just economy has a youth unemployment problem in a bid to control the internet of the future some say a kind of digital ion go to this folder we bring you the stories to the shaping the
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economic world we live in. counting the cost on al-jazeera. plays children in this refugee camp the latest victims of the unending sectarian violence in central african republic among them are survivors of unspeakable violence ten year olds his mother is dead her father is gone killed because they were christian by their own muslim neighbors this is the least you home an overcrowded refugee camp of twenty three thousand people surrounded by armed militia groups celine wants answers she says she wants to be asking the questions and so we traded places inch took the microphone will we find peace how can we make the violence stop when will i be able to return home.
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hello again the top stories on the al jazeera news our colleges and universities in algeria will close their campuses two weeks ahead of scheduled spring break it's an attempt by the government to diffuse student protests they want president i think up to drop his canvases to see for a fifth term and the u.s. has ruled out using force to deliver aid in tibet as well according to president donald trump special representative meanwhile power has been restored to parts of the. it's worse than blackouts erik prince the founder of the private us security company blackwater has admitted to meeting members of the trunk presidential campaign in august twenty sixth this despite him telling congress that he had no connection with at the time. voters in nigeria are deciding who will represent the state governors in twenty nine of nigeria's thirty six states representatives for
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all nigeria state assemblies are also being chosen in the second ballot in two weeks elections have been mostly peaceful although there have been reports of vandalism of vote buying and some deaths on friday nights now people traffickers smuggle tens of thousands of africans every year and armed conflicts in some parts of the consonance have caused trafficking to increase the united nations estimates women make up half of the total who are trafficked those from nigeria often go through. the nigerian government's believes there is up to twenty thousand of them the nigerian government started repatriating some of the victims in january and nigeria's national agency fighting human trafficking recently said many of them were tricked with promises of getting jobs in europe but ended up a sex slave somali one woman who escaped told us her story. i never misplace trash and. i had to try is. almost by accident remarks through almost crying oh it's
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as if crossed would montreal say from. me with life. and made me think that results and. there are so many clear that there really is that's very very very sad to say outright that if you want to have something that you want that's all to disperse just as they're both solid strong. support for. the pride from its influence is really forth because. as the smith's fifteen guys in itself or any board to the heart surely it's. sure it's inside our mind that we advice all starts with a gesture of salute the man. i. feel your misery surely must have stakes for you to read if they are there in the report it's tomorrow it's.
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a look all printed more than my fist worse a little of like this with words. let's all speak to a truce between rejected due to the kind large camps that think that it's me that fast i'm talking to you and out my heart. i really don't mind. if they even say would remind you of painting our lead tumultuous so far what are so fucked up that you. see my hands any time if you truly want to set it period if you do moderately remove rogue's me no point in its path. let's speak to carrie she's an advocate to end sex trafficking at the organization
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equality now she's joining us from london via skype thanks for talking to us on al-jazeera so according to the u.n. human trafficking is on the rise and sexual exploitation continues to be the main purpose of human trafficking how vulnerable do women and girls remain and why is there an increase yes the statistics from the un to really show any increase in sex trafficking and many factors that play that intently and many women and experience in. the air societies where they have a lesser position in society and this increases their vulnerability to discrimination you also have high levels of poverty when we see for instance in the context of nigeria that there is an increasing number of people that i'm living in extreme poverty and the majority of those are women and girls and then you also have an increasing demand for from those as well we need to buy six and we've seen
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and i think kind also within europe and then of course the conflict in the high levels of migrant and so once you bring all of those infected into play it's really thick tell ground for traffickers to exploit and we men and girls so the u.n. is also saying that conviction rates remain worryingly low why is that the traffickers seem to be operating with relative impunity what can be done to bring them to justice. and that's a very big cuts and what we've seen in that's the case the past ten years is is more countries coming out with anti trafficking legislation that is supposed to be embracing sex trafficking but that usually mentation of those laws is still very weak they have very low levels of when it is amongst the population that they can actually use these laws and going to force them into office as well not quite a way of the provisions of mine to trafficking legislation so there's
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a huge call on godwin's to really step up and ensure that they have put in place and necessary measures resources and capacity of the employee force men to be going after the traffic because what about the measures that are put in place for these women and girls that are rescued and then taken back to their home countries like now we're hearing that the nigerian government believes there is up to twenty thousand women and girls in mali and they've said that they started repatriating some of them so what kind of help to they receive when they go back home that's again is that not the area of saying and we know we have a lot of the nigerian government for the answers that the m eighteen and to get the girls back here and but once in nigeria. they need to make sure that they have access to shelters they have this is an approach that reintegration programs that actually baked into the our societies because what we didn't see that unless this
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is supported this is that put in place there women again added risk of being retried feeds so that all kids enjoyed that we can go back but because they don't have their rights and their support services in place they did the egg a full the n.c.t. into trance because all right we thank you very much for speaking to us from london . thank you now dr as a matter gas car blaming a shortage of vaccines for their struggle to contain the worst measles outbreak for decades close to one thousand people mostly children have died of the disease in the past five months fainted monegan reports. this family is in mourning for four year old and his cousins martina and mario who were both age three they all died within days of each other in january young victims of the measles epidemic in madagascar and if my child had been vaccinated he had received the first injection but he died because we didn't have enough money to get him the second post
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a jab at least nine hundred twenty two islanders mostly children have succumbed to the disease since october the world health organization says only eight percent of the twenty six million malagasy people are vaccinated against measles and the government says it's three million dollars short of the seven million it needs to buy in a fax nations for every one children from poor families who catch measles are often given cheap traditional treatments seven year old doreen was only brought to this health clinic when her condition worsened you know everything we tried to heal her with traditional medicine using natural herb but it didn't help at all. madagascar is hoping to rule out an emergency to dose vaccination program for children the first injection will be free but the booster won't you. we shouldn't stop there the main challenge is how to plan for what comes after for the last twenty five years
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madagascar hasn't been successful in immunizing its children against measles we can only hope that after this campaign it will have all it needs to vaccinate as routinely as possible. doctors say ninety five percent of the population needs to be needed to stop measles spreading but without extra money it's likely more malagasy families forced to live with the devastating consequences and monaghan al-jazeera and thousands more children separated from their families at the us mexico border would soon be reunited with their parents after a court ruling initially a judge ordered nearly three thousand children could be handed back to their parents but now families split up since july twenty seventh will be included in the decision the government says it doesn't know exactly how many children are affected rights groups are criticizing the u.s. for storing a database of journalists covering the migrant caravan from central america leaked documents show that customs and border protection compiled
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a list of dozens of people to be screened more thoroughly at the us mexico border reports from los angeles. the until now secret list of fifty nine immigrants rights activists journalists and attorneys who are being tracked and monitored by border agents has infuriated civil liberties groups and prompted an inquiry by the u.s. congress the database was compiled by u.s. customs and border officials and obtained by n.b.c. news it contains names photos and other personal information photojournalists already on addressed or is one of those on the u.s. government's list it was interesting to see the level of questioning here being asked almost the same i stand on you giving the same answer. i think to find out this information for south mumbai do you have to stop and buy some of the people listed were subject to heightened scrutiny such as being stopped for
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questioning and in some cases refused entry into mexico at a crossing near san diego dressler says she was repeatedly stopped for questioning and just asked me about what i was seeing on the ground i asked for all my personal information i'm not. like i was shooting for who i work for. and one of the editors phone number ninety mile the database was apparently compiled near the end of twenty eighteen as large groups including many families from central america traveled to the u.s. border seeking asylum the u.s. customs and border protection agency issued a statement saying in part criminal events such as the breach of the border wall in san diego are routinely monitored and investigated as democratic members of congress called the database alarming unacceptable and an assault on press freedom the congressional committee that oversees border agencies demanded
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a copy of the list and an explanation of why individuals were included as well as any others. dossiers that may exist the american civil liberties union called the government's targeting of journalists and activists quote an outrageous boil ation of americans constitutional rights the department of homeland security's inspector general will conduct an internal investigation into whether officials behind the database violated policies and the law robert oulds al-jazeera los angeles still had on the news hour the sports news and why it always pays to look before you leap about story coming up in just a moment. i mean it is every weekly news cycle brings a series of breaking stories and then of course there's donald trump told through
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the eyes of the well it's john an ace that's right out of a hamas script that calls for the annihilation of israel that is not what that phrase means at all. as we turn the cameras on the media and focus on how they were caught on the stories that matter the most in bad news a free palestine a listening post on al-jazeera. over a hundred and sixty years ago a musician started a band in ati's street in cairo and the brass band was so popular it gave but to an entire musical genre. a century and a halt later the sound still present mates with many egyptians today house of the people's music on al-jazeera.
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take a trip in southern thailand and it won't be long before you travel through a forest off rubber trains time farmers export more raw rubber than anywhere else in the world but as global prices fall they're suffering and the scot hides the reports in the province of crabbing critics say a government subsidy scheme is too little too late. for generations the landscape of southern thailand has been dotted with rubber plantations it's known as the white gold that's tapped from the trees but now across the province like many others the farmers have been dealt a double blow by world markets and one dispute in particular. global oversupply has driven the rubber price down forty percent over two years and the months long trade
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war between the united states and china has severely cut china's need for thai rubber and i'm a rubber farmer since he was a boy prop up is struggling but is skeptical of a subsidy program recently put in place by the military government the nato pick of them and try to help us but they just do it just to save face and fix the problem in the short term they don't think about the long term they subsidize the group of fifty eight dollars to fifteen hundred square metres of coast leave money to know if this program some economists see the subsidies as a quick fix is there only a short term benefit for some of the local farmers here it does nothing to lessen their reliance on the global price of rubber and what needs to happen next they say is more of a focus on innovation advancing the industry here less on export raw rubber. as thailand heads towards its first election since the military coup five years ago
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some question the government's motivation behind subsidies rather than investing in the future of the industry they don't have enough dissent and they don't have a political view to do that they detest doing something that's easy. and then get properly because you do sing public money so you know and they do coal but the government defends the subsidy program as the only way they can work with the farmers how many who got me yet if we don't have this program the farmers don't come to talk with us with. the government it probably is traditionally a stronghold for the democrat party members campaigning out in the plantations they say the current program is bad for the farmers and will bring it to an end if elected although they'll guarantee a minimum price for rubber. but offer little detail of how they'll keep the industry going in the long term and how the people here will continue to live off
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their white gold it's got harder al-jazeera krabby thailand. time for the sports news with said no thank you very much during one of the pakistan government is asking could his governing body the i.c.c. to take action against india's national team and in play is a war on me caps a joining a game against australia on friday tensions escalated between india and pakistan last month after a suicide bomber killed more than forty indian troops indian captain that call it is said that the camps were a tribute to the armed forces and were part of a push to raise money for the victims' families while i.c.c. regulations do not allow the display of political messages but it is said the team was given permission to wear the heights as part of the fundraising of that. well joining us now from calcutta in india is cricket all thurston time. so when you heard that the i.c.c. what they've said they said they cleared the team to where the cats what do you
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think of that will this and the argument i don't think so i mean force not is kind of has no business trying to ask i.c.c. what the players should wear if it's on a normal course is for the nation then obviously isis you would have given them permission i don't think india would be foolish enough to do anything without the permission of the i.c.c. but the tensions between india and pakistan even in the field of cricket will remain india has lost a lot in fact as yet whether it will play against pakistan in the round robin leading in the june world cup that the same time cricket is not just the region cricket is also the politics in india so does your yard the walls. so you're saying that the indian team have got the permission from the i.c.c. but who made that decision in the first place. well i think this must be
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a nationalistic call of these kind of things always happen sometimes a film star walks into a game all kinds of things happen in india for cricket you know and i think as long as they won't have done anything without the permission of the i.c.c. i think it will must have be i mean i what i have learnt is that the idea of who we are the cap was to raise funds for the families of the victims so the cause is noble though many people might say how come they're playing we're army cap and go and play a game of cricket i don't think people should not see too much into the cab though there has been some mom us from globalization political party east asking the b.c.c. are handing the government how come they could get as warning now see the escalation of tension between india and pakistan has gone on quite different level in one
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thousand nine hundred eighty one bent the war for buying that this was happening indian and pakistani players sort of part of the world really been playing in australia and then there was no problem but things have changed mobs and over this issue of kashmir india and pakistan have forced many wars and in the recent incident of forty paramilitary soldiers dying and the indian forces sending their. bomb boats to bomb those terrorist sites out so the border is still in flames so there are regular shelling is going on ok so the situation is different sometimes d.s.o. so now the two teams can move from that political tension and to stick to the sport do you think the two teams will face to tell the world cup what i think is a decision the government will take the c.m. will not. we see cia anyways now run by a committee of administrator where some retired judges and retired bill crowd stand
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for mock cricket captain they are then a part of that so the b c c i will take a call as the government will tell them but i really doubt india will play pakistan number one and. in their own robbery if they don't plea my only worry is what happens in the uk when india faces pakistan or possibly india faces but you sunder semifinals so that call the b. c i has to date maybe the c.i. will soar goal their own not really man as a marco protest and then eventually play our list of the match. cricket author shantanu go right thank you very much for that thank you but the west indies have suffered one of the heaviest defeats in t twenty international history the west indies pulled out by england for their no list of the scores how malik has all the
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action. of a bright stars don't always set the tone for winning performances the west indies were reminded of that in the second t twenty internationally gets england in particular by joe root after their open to score just twenty between them route dominated the windies attack and got himself a half century limit but. he was a venture to run out his forty ball fifty five getting to one hundred fourteen for five five was of course didn't slow england down however the big. sam billings piled on even more punishment and the last four roads he racked up eighty seven and forty seven balls up buildings fell on the final delivery of the innings but the damage was done. england looked to be in a strong position with one hundred eighty two on the board while the home side looked deflated. at beginning some chris carroll's exactly what the west indies
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needed in response they didn't get that he was removed for just five runs right up. from there the west indies collapsed i'm chris jordan was england star man with the ball he took four wickets for just six runs england would dismiss the west indies for just forty five the second lowest total in t twenty international history the win seems a series victory for them in the caribbean so we'll malik al-jazeera. the united states women's football team have filed a lawsuit against their own side aeration the reigning world champions claim they've been the victims of gender discrimination while the move comes just three months before the team is due to defend their world title in france where i was under reports from new york. a massive ticker tape parade in the streets of new york to welcome home u.s. women's football players after their two thousand and fifteen world cup victory. a
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sign of their success on the field which they say has not translated off of it all twenty eight members of the team filed a class action lawsuit against their employer the u.s. soccer federation in a longstanding grievance over gender discrimination at the heart of the twenty five page lawsuit they are asking for equal pay they make on average just a quarter of the money the men do the settlement could reach tens of millions of dollars in back pay for current and former players in a statement u.s. soccer said they would not comment on pending litigation but critics of the lawsuit argue that some of the money like the world cup bonuses which are four hundred million for men and only thirty million for women are set by fifa world football's governing body and not u.s. soccer. and they say comparing salaries of men and women is not fair since they are two separate entities separate budgets and contracts. but for the women what
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makes matters worse is this they win and the men don't u.s. women are four time olympic gold medalist and three time world cup winners that two thousand and fifteen victory attracted the largest english speaking t.v. audience in u.s. football history the u.s. mint haven't come close to winning a title or gold medal. the women get a chance to defend their title at this year's world cup in june it's unlikely that its beauty be resolved before kick off in paris might be u.s. women not even attend the world cup perhaps they go on strike they almost did in two thousand and sixteen before the summer olympics in rio but that work stoppage was avoided when they got a new contract gabriels ondo al-jazeera new york. it's been years since arena williams returned from maternity leave and that time the american has got back into
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the world's top ten is that seventy year old the victoria azarenka in the second round of the indian wells atonement the two were meeting up for the first time since the two thousand and sixteen final in california which as a rank one this time though williams a silver went seven five six three. and here's the reason the two always look before you leap for presenting a striker and this in the post suffered a shock a while celebrating a goal in the japanese league he jumped over the barricade without realizing how sweet the drop was only on the side well fortunately he avoided serious injury which is good news for his team as they scored four goals to lead his side to five to win. and that's zero support for me i'll have more for you later on but for now i hand you back to derry fan i thank you we'll see you later on thanks for the updates and that's it for the news hour but i'm back in just
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