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it's going to be blizzard conditions for parts of colorado as well as nebraska over here towards the east washington is going to be partly cloudy a few at fifty and elana at twenty three. this is al jazeera. and i'm rob matheson and this is the news our live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes the british parliament has just hours to decide on whether to back prime minister to resign mazie gregg's that deal. bowing under pressure has more airlines ground their fleet of seven three seven max eight after sunday's plane crash in ethiopia. protests in algeria show no sign of easing up to the president
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abandons his bid for a fifth term but postpones next month's election. and his full two n.b.a. players are rejected from again for a fight saying marquees place in sochi back and face suspension after face talks to cancel. the u.k.'s attorney general says his legal advice on the braggs it deal remains unchanged geoffrey cox told m.p.'s they must make a political judgment about whether they're willing to accept the prime minister says sure and says the reason they announced he had secured legally binding changes after last minute talks with european commission president on monday a revised bragg's a deal is up for a second vote in parliament later ukase attorney general geoffrey cox has addressed the chamber with his advice on the changes to the deal. the legal risk as i said he
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done in my letter of the thirteenth of november remains changed the question for the house is whether in the likes of these improvements as a political judgment the house should not enter in to those arrangements or john holl is joining us now live from london jonah we had the reaction of the house there what does this mean for the deal. well we've got a few hours yet before we finally find out what it means for the deal but any m.p.'s who were hoping that attorney general geoffrey cox would issue advice that gave them cover to change their minds and vote for it would have been disappointed he certainly did not do that he essentially said look the risk that he'd mentioned before of britain becoming trapped in perpetuity in the backstop in the economic arrangements of the e.u.
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but without any say over how rules are made the risk has not changed the fact of that risk is still there and that could end up being pretty damning for it to reason may's deal when that vote happens tonight let me bring in my guest simon assured he's the deputy director of the think tank u.k. in a changing europe simon your view is this the end of to resume a steal at least as far as tonight's vote is concerned while this is certainly made it much more difficult for heads of progress through this week and through the next few weeks of school fifty she'd ready i think jeff you called society more hopeful things ahead of tonight's fights but absolutely i think when my concern question is how much does she lose by and with what consequence it's not going to cause i can't see any way the thought was long to even if geoffrey cox had been supportive and looked fairly marginal but his words i think ready but examiner on any prospect that this might be a success and yet as we speak they'll be
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a lot of m.p.'s out they won't say who won't be making their judgement on the basis of the legalities of the thing but rather on the politics of the thing who will be looking for ways to vote for this deal who may be thinking if we don't vote for this deal well then we might in a soft of bragg's it or no breaks it at all this could be their last chance for any sort of meaningful breaks and i think that's really the calculation that number one is counting on that the whips will be so concerned division payson pointing out that this is this far as the e.u. has been prepared to go. second time around the third time around and that there isn't going to be anything more coming out soon. if they want to get this kind of package through not risk having people's votes or general election or extensions to when i have a then this is probably the options and i need to get the program i want about to resume herself we've been in this situation before on the eve of a massive crux vote one that potentially might define premiership a few loses tonight and if she loses by a large margin does it take it's for her as well being well son if you don't see an
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appreciable movement away from that really heavy loss you have in january the questions were not just be asked but will be times into action that there will be different efforts to try and get her to consider happens ition to move on because it will look pretty on resume resume an resurrects a ball at that stage and looking forward beyond this evening i shew ming the vote doesn't go away we've got two more key votes this week which themselves could be defining for breaks or indeed six morrow we would then have a choice about whether the u.k. should leave without zeal that looks like there's a solid majority against in which case you need to thursday and that third fight which is about requesting an extension and that i think the question's going to be what's the extension for and that's the question the e.u. will want an answer to they don't just want to hope that something pops up in the means on someone has a bright idea they need a plan from the u.k.
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so you just call them an apostle monuments that say what the plan might be just resign may come forward with a plan that she's hidden away all these months those are the really difficult questions that come off tonight's typical question what if she's handed nothing hidden away it's been very well hidden simon and she would thank you for that. everybody waiting of course for that crucial vote this evening in order to decide what may happen next john holl live for us in london thank you very much indeed. protesters in algeria are back on the streets despite president abdelaziz bouteflika as decision to abandon his bid for a fifth term thousands of march to the capital algiers demanding immediate political change but the flicka has delayed next month's elections and according to reuters news agency is appointed algerian diplomats lucked out buckey me to lead a national conference which will oversee a new constitution and a poll on how much is more. when algerian president dr
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oz he's with the abandon his bid for a fifth term in office there were celebrations but they were short lived. at first the demonstrators were used for then the reality set in. what would have outlined a series of steps which he hopes would shape of derrius future he announced that next month's election would be delayed and that a national conference would be held by the end of the year in order to schedule an election and draft a new constitution meaning would a few would remain in power until further notice. according to the news agency reuters veteran algerian diplomat left the brahimi says he will lead the national conference announced by president with the house the conference is also expected to include representatives of demonstrators as well as participants from algeria's war for independence after a meeting would have leaked on monday brahimi a former un arab league envoy to syria acknowledged how significant the developments have been. and have it have if. i am
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optimistic that the voice of the people and especially young people has been heard and that this paves the way for a new and constructive period that can solve many of our problems. this video broadcast by algerian state television appears to show up with the political after his return to the country he has reshuffled the government appointed his interior minister noted dean by the way as prime minister and his advisor dumped on as his deputy the army chief general ahmed the good son to retain his post but it's unlikely but if decisions will contain the anger of the anti-government movement some opposition figures were either banned by the constitutional council from running against the president or pulled out describing the april election as a farce. former prime minister ali bin fleeces postponing the date of the elections is outright unconstitutional well supported hermie so were different. throttling the president's attempt to run for a fifth term as an achievement made by the algerian people not
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a favor or grant by anybody the people lived up to the aspirations lived up to the responsibility especially that the constitution was violated where a president's term runs for five years only the current term has been extended without the people's approval or endorsement in the constitution. the protesters insist they will continue their rallies and till their demands are met they want a new president now along with democratic reforms and a government capable of tackling rising unemployment poverty and corruption amaj of doom and. lead to more ahead on the news including. more shelling on the loose as u.s. banks forces close in an isolated loss on claim in syria. we report from malawi for flooding has killed dozens of people and left hundreds of thousands homeless. and in sports football's world governing body says an expanded world cup and twenty twenty two is possible.
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a man and malaysia have become the latest countries to ban the boeing seven three seven max aircraft from the air space and ethiopian airliner crashed on sunday killing all one hundred fifty seven people on board it's the second accident involving the boeing seven three seven in five months the u.s. aviation regulator has asked the company to modify its software china was the first country to suspend operations of the seven three seven max eight more than eight other countries have followed suit including indonesia and ethiopia singapore and australia have also banned the passenger jet from their air spaces. the families of some of those killed have visited the site for the first time the boeing seven hundred seven max eight came down near bush off to shortly after take off on sunday it was bound for nairobi in kenya from his ababa investigators have recovered two
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black boxes recording victims came from more than thirty countries all on the market will go up to me we came here to pay our respects to our friend even if we cannot seem look at his body we came to drop our tears. when he lost his life and bid him farewell he was a humble guy who was god fearing everyone knew him as a positive humble and good person. may god rest his soul in a heavenly peace a young man know what i am now demanding is that i get the body of my child whatever happened has happened i now need to lay had to rest i came here to see where my daughter lost her life and to make peace she was a high status on the airline or mohamed atta was at the site of the plane crash and he's joining us from is area near the town of bush off to mohammed some very almost heart rending statements being made there by the friends and family of some of the victims what's it like there the crash sites at the moment.
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well rob investigation teams combing the crash sites looking for any leads any evidence that might not have been novelties for. the investigation teams are not alone there are also dozens of workers of the ethiopian airlines who are helping their not touching any evidence but whenever they come to anything they find to be interesting they raise up their hands with a truck investigators are tension there are also. european red cross workers who for the third day running a continuing with them a cup mission of finding the body pieces of any remains of the passengers not half so far also been left undetected but frustration is really rising among relatives of the dead who have been waiting to get the bodies of their
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loved ones by now but haven't because if you have an ally saying that it will take a really long process to be able to identify the passengers who are on board. the flight three or two which crashed right behind me and they are saying that it might have been take the needle d.n.a. and they didn't question through the teeth of the deceased for them to. be able to sort out which of the remains covered so far belong to which a passenger. activity went up on north high a little while ago when teams from boiling as well as their federal aviation administration of the united states who are company by representatives of the national u.s. national transportation safety board arrived here and also started inspecting the
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site so so much happening here but all that a little has been achieved the investigation also going on into what actually was involved recording devices that were recovered yesterday mohammed thanks very much indeed. kurdish led forces in syria say they've killed thirty eight eisel fighters in their final assault on the on the group's last on klav sit in democratic forces have been bombarding the eastern village for an estimated five hundred fighters remain the operation intensified after a brief pause to allow civilians to leave yesterday if says three of its fighters were killed during the latest operation hold the meat is live for us and doesn't have on the syrian turkish border hota give us some more information about this battle. well it's certainly ongoing as we speak now if there's one thing both sides agree on is that the night
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from monday into tuesday has been done most fierce yet with coalition of coalition airstrikes from a ball and as you have the kurdish forces pushing all in the ground now this is a very difficult time for ice and in the sense that in the past when they were if you could bear what happened in iraq or and there is or it was also they were they always had some sort of who read or from which they could feed that area and they were they had managed to negotiate to have a safe quarry door for their families and well at this well this time they have nowhere else to go it is estimated that about five hundred fighters are still holed up in there many would say that these are the ones who are the diehard believe are in their eyes still cause and will fight until the bitter end but i do have to also say that whilst as the masons had to be revisited it was initially thought that
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maybe two to three thousand people away but who is and then we so the amount of people coming out of the d. as d.f. now is saying that the battle is ending or nearing an end and we spoke to some people underground and we i can tell you there is some fighting going on as we speak but it is quite clear that in the coming days maybe a demoed a week. the estimate is that bubbles will be retaken and then after that starts the whole operation of clearing the ground from these and booby traps before allowing anyone back in just as you've been telling us about that we've been looking at pictures of the tents advantages that have been housing some of the people that have been escaping from the air is there a sense of a plan for what's going to happen to these people next. and i think the number of people that came about was so far it's something that
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took everyone by surprise it was highly under-estimated now we so thousands of fighters surrendering to the kurdish forces while they would be taken to jail and then you have those who were taken to this large and catmint hole which is basically in the middle of the desert well back in catman grew from twenty thousand people to sixty five thousand people it's a medley of civilians people not only from people from there isn't actually about twenty thousand iraqis who as the operation against isis and was happening across the board in iraq had fled for safety to do serious specialty feeding fearing. shia militias in iraq and then among all of that you have also the isis relatives at the moment have been separated from the rest this is a logistical nightmare and nobody knows exactly how it will be solved at the moment
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. strikes carried out by the saudi i'm right here led coalition in northern yemen have killed twenty two people the u.n. humanitarian coordinator in the country says ten women and twelve children died in the attack and province thirty other civilians were wounded. the u.s. has announced israel to withdraw all of its remaining diplomats from venezuela earlier the opposition dominated national assembly described widespread power outages and national emergency power cuts of leds to water and feel shortages and cause the deaths of dozens of patients in hospitals there is a boat reports in caracas. water is running short in the capital. as the country continues to struggle with the effects of power shortages costa by a failure in the largest hydroelectric plant in the state of. people who are trying to get it from wherever they can they're used to be right next to the
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haven't you but they say it has been cut off not anymore. the only thing we need is water we can't continue like this we haven't had water for breaks and now there's no electricity the government has been trying to restore electricity around the country a task that is becoming more challenging as days go by. this power station in eastern blew up in the middle of the night there is still some smoke here because of the fire the government says that the opposition and the united states are trying to sabotage. electrical grid. all of the options which are on the table. and one of these options includes the electric war the electric shock and the sauber attack if it is one of those options and a high tech cyber attack has been made against venezuela the united states is the
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only government with the technology. she was woken up by a strange sound in the middle of the night. it was like. and then i watched the sky there was a big flame it was like fireworks that you can see in disneyland with the princesses and all that was so afraid that we're all going to blow up the workers from the state electric company told us two transformers exploded. for the opposition it is an example of the corruption and mismanagement has been ongoing for years in venezuela. that's why opposition leader said it was time to declare a national emergency. so we are requesting today the chamber approve a decree to call for a national emergency of emergency of tragedy of catastrophe in today. the government is trying to contain the situation on the streets trying to prevent
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violence. and the security forces were unable to control the looting in this. destroyed when dozens of people and. many were detained. they said this makes me very sad that this is happening to us society people coming in here and destroying everything they took food but also chairs tables and other things. but on the streets there are those who are struggling for almost everything and now the government has been unable to fulfill their most basic needs. in brazil starting in sao paulo has killed at least twelve people several neighborhoods and major roads. firefighters rescued a number of families trapped by the floodwaters more rain is forecast for this week . not at least twenty eight people have died hundreds have been injured and more
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than six thousand have been displaced by floods in southern malawi following days of heavy rains al-jazeera reports form an evacuation center in the sun the district . it was the middle of the night when agnes susie says she woke to find flood water rising through her home. she ran now she and her five children have accusations center in southern malawi. and there was never. the floods have destroyed our crops in the fields we don't have anything to harvest even all our clothes and belongings are gone we've had to come here with nothing have been destroyed. she wasn't as more tell similar stories hundreds have been injured dozens of died survivors have no choice but to come to centers like bliss and wait for help and most of the people here are subsistence farmers they don't own much and they carried with them whatever they could this disused
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farm warehouse will be their shelter for tonight for a bed to sleep on not much more than this. this is what happened to their homes and their farms after four days of heavy rain and rivers share a personal bank. hundreds of thousands of people who live on the surrounding lowlands their fertile for farming but dangerous too it's not the first time this has happened broken bridges and washed away roads have made it hard for the government trucks to bring food and supplies. it will take long for people here to rebuild their lives. back at the center people gather to hear what the local chief has to say he told us the government's bringing food and tents and will build much needed toilets. lose not only the crops they lose their
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belongings they do lose live you know more. so people become. and so the weight goes on some assistance here will make things a little easier to flood waters are still high and more heavy rains a forecast in the coming days people don't even know when they might be able to start to rebuild their lives. ok let's talk more about the weather want to bring in kevin corriveau these pictures that we're seeing from malawi are absolutely extorted what's the situation well after those four days when we were talking the whole cyclon was about eight days long up till now now malawi right now is clear i'm going to show you that right now on the satellite image as you can see here this area just to the west this is malawi and you can see there's no clouds
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a psych loan as well to the east the good news is for the next several days the cycling will be well away we are not going to be seeing any rain in malawi so the relief and recovery efforts will be able to go on right now though the cyclon is in the mozambique channel the winds are up to about one hundred sixty five kilometers per hour that's equivalent to a category two hurricane now we're going to be watching the storm very carefully over the next couple days because it is taking a turn to the southwest and that means it is coming back towards mozambique now it's coming back towards more of the southern coast of mozambique but we do expect to see by friday very heavy rain across the region take a look at the forecast as we go towards thursday you can see how that rain starts to affect the coast and it's not only going to be the rain it's also going to be that storm surge on the southern side of the storm now as we go towards the next couple days this is the amount of rain we expect to see mostly as we go towards thursday and friday along the coastal areas we do expect to see another two hundred fifty million is rain that's only by friday two scenarios are going to play out we
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could even see the storm go towards the west and die or we could see the storm take a turn back over the mozambique channel and head down here towards the southeast and be a factor for madagascar. the world wide web is celebrating a birthday thirty years on the internet has developed rapidly but a lot of the web's advances come problems and its inventor says he doesn't always like what he sees thirty years ago i submitted a vague but exciting proposal for a free open permission with space for all of humanity to share knowledge and ideas today half the world's population is still unconnected and those of us who are in line feel that our rights and freedoms are not fully protected and respected our technology editor money on the hunt has more. it may be hard for many of us to imagine
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a time when you couldn't just log on to the internet and search the web it's how many of us stay in touch make friends talk search and share information but thirty years ago none of that was possible electronically at least wow all this as this is british scientist tim bernoulli because back in one thousand nine hundred nine he and other scientists were frustrated unable to share the experiments and data stored on the many different computer says he proposed a system which by information in one part of the globe was connected to every other part easily searched available to all and not controlled by anyone he published how to do it on this the very first web page that vision of universal connectivity became the world wide web the web works because you can actually read into anything the web works because it is actually an independent country where you're reading
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a blog you don't know where the up this growth at the moment and it shouldn't matter i think that's really healthy thing you might think of the internet on your computer or a device like this as a ken to a library some way you go to get information but instead of books you access data more than a billion web pages problem is the world wide web is so vast you don't always know is a find what you want so much like asking a librarian you use a search engine to type in your query it's processed using a set of rules known as algorithms to the intro all through the messes of data on the web and find the best matches click on the link and it's like being taken to a book and that library a global digital library that byrne asli envisioned would be accessible to wall. but the web has brought new challenges concerns such as cyber crime bullying
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misinformation and breaches of privacy and a growing number of governments and now blocking content and monitoring what we search this is of course a very big threat to the value of it as a global open platform is shuji great that what it would be if it were broken into national or continental chunks thirty years on half of the world is online the bareness lady that said job half done connectivity for all is a human right he says and he's calling on governments to sign up to a global contract to protect people's rights and freedoms in the digital age maidana holland al-jazeera. ok i want to bring you some breaking news there is more fallout from sunday's ethiopian airlines crash britain has now banned the boeing seven three seven moxon max eight hundred versions from its airspace and it's also
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grounding the aircraft it's joining countries like amman malaysia china and ethiopia china was the first country to instigate a ban after the crash of ethiopian airlines flight three zero two in which one hundred fifty seven people died still ahead on al-jazeera we're going to tell you about a new development in the case of possible was sent to locations in london and scotland a week ago. and in sports a mixed martial arts star called mcgregor lands himself in more trouble and is going to be here with that story. isn't the problem for your candidate that he may not have a health question but he does have a corruption question occurred really doesn't look good for the image to get a ticket not going to do it he will probably not knowing about it what do you say that he will get why there's a lot of disillusionment with the u.n. across the globe. it's called fall of the brakes doesn't build confidence it breaks
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will join me mad the hot sun on up front as my guests from around the world take the hot seat and we debate the week's top stories and big issues here on al-jazeera . the ultranationalist marks connected with one of the world's worst humanitarian crises we doe as any migrant joining with the military to impose a deadly political agenda they have to protest our nation what has happened to their opinion that's one of the biggest stains on the country as a whole. this is not religion this is a politics. an unholy alliance on all jews here.
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you know you're going to see a reminder of our top stories this hour the ukase attorney general says to resume may's revised brags that deal risks the country being stuck in e.u. trade arrangements jeff and cox this statement is a blow to the prime minister and spreads the deal will face a vote in parliament in a matter of hours. an investigative team from boeing has arrived at the crash site of the ethiopian airlines plane the u.s. aircraft manufacturer is under growing pressure over safety concerns over its seven three seven max eight jet britain oman and malaysia the latest countries to ban the passenger plane from the air space protesters in algeria are back on the streets despite president flick his decision to abandon his bid for the fifth thousands of march through the capital all jews demanding immediate and the tickle change. ok let's go to jerusalem now we're getting news that a fire has broken out inside the mosque compound and our teams are telling us that
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israeli police have closed all entrances to the compound how they follow such as joining us now live from occupied east jerusalem how he is what's the latest on that. all right we're here overlooking the luxor mosque compound known as the temple mount to jews were overlooking one of the gates to the old city the line gate and it is already being a very sad tense situation over the last couple of weeks and those tensions have risen over the last couple of hours what the israeli police say happened was that a molotov cocktail was thrown towards a police building inside the compound itself and that that that facility started to burn we've heard from palestinian sources inside saying that it may instead of been a firework nonetheless what took place afterwards was some fairly fairly obvious scuffling going on between israeli security forces and palestinian worshippers the
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spokesman for the work for the islamic trust which has the running of the compound in accordance with the jordanian government says that a senior clerical figures were also assaulted by police during not encounter and now as well as the mosque itself and that the isle aqsa mosque compound entirely being sealed off by israeli security forces we're also hearing from palestinians that the gates to the old city themselves have been closed and you can see that's the situation at lion's gate where there is a police vehicle there with flashing lights and it does seem that there is a real security clampdown all of this following what's been happening in the last couple of weeks during which time the islamic walked decided to reopen an area of the compound near the mercy gate which had been closed off by the israeli forces since two thousand and three because they said it was being used by a group linked to hamas a court deadline for that to be closed off again expired on monday we're now we've
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not been waiting really to see how this will proceed whether they'll be a further escalation of palestinian president is called on international community members to try and intervene to prevent an escalation and as well as that we're waiting to see how that will play out as well as the current situation which is a tense one at the compound how he thanks very much. british police say they are aware of a group calling itself the irish republican army or ira is claiming responsibility for sending five parcel bombs last week northern ireland media are reporting the ira sent explosive packages to addresses in london and scotland the postle devices were found at heathrow london city airport waterloo station and university causing major disruptions one of the possibles hasn't been found there's no confirmation that the ira is behind the incidents the group has been in cease fire for years but dissident cells are still active well done i called back and is associate professor
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at the school of law and government at dublin city university he's joining us now by skype from prison in moldova thank you very much indeed for your time sir can you tell us first of all what we know about this organization. well we don't know much because they don't have a political wing as such that's just basic elections in articulation it's cause as was the case for example with the ira during the troubles what we do know of course is that any to which came to be the ira and there are quite a few has a certain number of objectives the primary want being a thirty two county united irish republic to be achieved by force so essentially it's a very old strategy which is going to find many times by many different groups using the same name i think it's important they didn't claim to be called the irate because that in their view gives them a certain degree of continuity and just. but it's very important to stress that i think in the same time how they differ from the ira that existed during the troubles which was a rather substantial military organization which enjoyed geographically
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concentrated support in different parts of northern ireland and of course had a very strong political support function fein and there's no similar type of size or support base for this current firing they there's a confirmation as we mentioned before that the ira is behind this but my understanding just from from skimming through some of the media before coming on air is that the the group used a specific code word to identify itself as an event to come as legitimate can you just briefly tell it to talk to us about how that system works. well this was a way established long ago really decades ago too to distinguish between hoax groups we don't know about a terrorist might be just simply trying to create time to monium and cleaned the organizations and therefore a kind of a coherent system was established whereby different organizations would have code words which they would communicate. responsibility so the fact that you know a code word has been use that has been verified means that this organization is not
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simply one person acting alone this is representing a an organization for several years for example if i refused to sign older letters claiming various activities under the name t. o'neill you know that's a whole standing tradition as well so it's long established it means that we're not talking about an individual we're talking about an organization the devices that they've been using are described as small improvised explosive devices what's the significance of that given that they ira and the provisional ira during the sixty's seventy's and eighty's developed many techniques for carrying out large scale attacks why are these ones so small do you think. well these kinds of letter bombs would be very don't cost that would be very low risk to individuals who sent them and i think again an emblematic of the type of organization that we're talking about a lot with minimal resources the iraqi journalist seventy's and eighty's joint rather generous support from elements within communist countries of course the longer
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exists from libya under ticker in the one nine hundred eighty s. under gadhafi from the united states from irish americans or turks there this is like this group calling itself the ira have those kind of avenues of support and therefore they are very limited in what they can do no that's not to say that they don't have the ability to inflict fatalities there was a car bomb and gary in january which had actually gone up with people nearby could have caused deaths but again it's very important to stress the difference in capabilities and and numbers that said again my five absented the threat of you know a terrorist attack in northern ireland from such groups is severe and it's substantial in so it's a matter of balancing thins it's not that there are enormous issues that are already of the interest of the police and the authorities at the same time they're not similar to the organizations that existed in the past part of substance let me ask you just one final question on one very briefly sir if you don't mind this time
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is against us given the fact than that on the northern and of course or at the center of the news of the moment with regard to bragg's it is there any significance do you think in the that the timing of these attacks. what breaks it provides a context is not certainly the cause because these are as issues that existed prior to braces and will continue those premises well i think it's fair to say that when there is a political vacuum in northern irish politics or in irish politics generally. filled by violence the fact that you have it no power sharing of ministration or mar of the last two years the fact that breaks it seems to be driving northern ireland to wait from the republic i think these things provided or in context certainly they were the irish government that for example our border might provide some additional reasons why people might be attracted to these organisations then i go back and thank you very much and if your time. the u.n. human rights council has been hearing about violations carried out against civilians in south sudan the u.n.
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says it's deeply worried about the scale of sexual violence being used as a weapon by both sides in the conflict well joining us live now from geneva is neve barker tell us more about what they've been saying. well i think it's very important to understand the political context when way look a little bit closer at these alleged atrocities taking place in south sudan is a country that became independent in twenty eleven after a long protracted bloody civil war violence again erupted two years later after the president accused his deputy of trying to stage a coup his believe that as many as four hundred thousand people have been killed millions have been displaced a delicate cease fire was agreed last september but the violence still continues and what's really alarming the team here in geneva is the scale in which sexual violence is being used against the civilian population when i'm joined by the chair of the south sudan commission yasmin suka for more on that yes basically can i
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start by asking you about the instances of sexual violence sort of being noted in south sudan against the civilian population what is the team seeing there well the team we see this is not just a war between competence but actually a war against women and girls with more than sixty five percent of the women reporting that they have experienced not just one incident of rape and sexual violence but mati people acts of rape and when you consider that you were in the unicef is actually indicate that of all the reported cases twenty five the same type of them involve children between the ages of seven and ten and so when you were looking into who what you see the litany of sexual violence some of it conflict related some of it domestic gender based violence that is happening throughout the country of course the recent spate of attacks on women in which more than one hundred twenty five women who were sexually violated over fifteen days in
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december in two is really cause for alarm and this is what the commission is also looking at because this is the responsibility of the government of south sudan to. deal with the sky end of issue probably i was going to be the next question given that twenty five percent of victims of sexual violence are children how is it possible for those in power those political elite sort of running the situation there in the country to continue acting with impunity for the two reasons in my view the one is obviously unity if the state fails to take action to hold people accountable then what you sending autism message to the perpetrators that they can actually get away with it i think the second issue relates to in a way the contradictions between custom and tradition and the low status that women and girls enjoy in south sudanese society and so if we want to deal with it we need
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to do with both issues of the government of course last year did successfully prosecute eleven people in the military for what was known as the today an attack in which a number of international aid workers were raped of course there were two hundred fifty south sudanese women who suffered rape in the same period and today nothing has actually happened around that the government has announced that it. is a special court to deal with sexual violence but this will be ordinary gender and sexual based violence and not conflict related sexual violence and i think there's a huge distinction because the one means that you're going to have to hold many of the military commanders accountable and that's really where the commissions are m. is which is to look at the mission of command and superior responsibility because our work is in preparation for the future hybrid court of south sudan yasmin circa
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thank you very much for your time the chair of the south sudan commission there on the latest report on the situation in the country a country that is only existed as an independent state since twenty eleven but it's already been through so much when it comes to the atrocities carried out against the civilian population in the country they thanks very much indeed. the most senior catholic ever convicted of child abuse will learn on wednesday how long he will spend in jail in december cardinal george pell was convicted of five counts of sexually abusing two choir boys in this trillion city of melbourne under thomas reports cardinal george pal's was a graceful life this is what his fall from grace looked like health conviction guilty of having sexually assaulted two choir boys in a melbourne cathedral in one thousand nine hundred six sent shock waves through the catholic church on wednesday hell will learn how long he'll go to prison for his
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crimes. always deny the accusations against him i am innocent of these charges. they are false our whole idea of sexual abuse is abhorrent to me but during his trial hell chose to stay silent his defense lawyer thought the case against him was weak just one victim gave evidence there were no direct witnesses to support his story the first trial ended without a verdict the jury was split but a second jury twelve men and women found him guilty unanimously that was in december but at the time the verdict was kept secret that was because pelle was due to face a second trial accused of abusing other children in the one nine hundred seventy s. australian law allows for suppression orders banning the reporting of trials to prevent jurors in future trials being influenced by what they hear that second
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trial vote was dropped so it was in february that news of pelts conviction was made public pell is appealing his conviction that appeal will be held in june will most certainly spend the time between now and then in jail and possibly a lot longer andrew thomas al-jazeera sydney. still ahead an al-jazeera in sports the italian manager who produce a footballing motel in england days back clear his career began.
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provisional results of getting parliamentary elections are expected to be announced
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later on tuesday is in the capital. while the votes cast in sunday's parliamentary elections are counted. the future of the party really for the last forty five years hangs in the balance candidates of the african party for independence for getting byrd also known as the ph d. c. put on a show during the campaign with the slogan that i don't care the country is on its way far from it say members of the opposition who accuse the ruling party of corruption and emptying state coffers saying his country was too poor to organize the polls president mario delayed the parliamentary election until international donors stepped in to put in the bill and they. had the honor of being close to the late president of the launch of democracy in guinea bissau in one thousand nine hundred four since that date no president has reached the end of his term of office and it's only now that it's happening without death without violence without
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a coup d'etat. sixteen coup attempts by the army and no peaceful transition of power since independence instability has become the norm in the south un sanctions have been in place against the military since two thousand and twelve and the un peacekeeping mission is protecting key sites in the capital the building right behind me is the national assembly of guinea bissau it's the center of decision making in this country except for the last two years no one has set foot in it no laws have been voted in no budget approved no political dialogue locked in a tussle for power seven prime ministers and their governments have resigned in a show of no confidence towards president valves and the. among them is former prime minister general. he accuses the president of corruption but they have a lot of money for a lot of countries and then a lot of money and nobody. has money but one thing we know.
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israel the united states drug enforcement agency believes guinea bissau is a transit point used by latin american drug traffickers funneling kochi to europe turning the country into a narco state president virus has called on the international community to help tackle drug traffickers ciggies country lacks the resources to fight powerful cartels while politicians are accused of profiting from this illicit trade most people here continue to live on less than two dollars a day for them this election is an opportunity to change the political leadership of their country and they hope their own fortunes because hawke al-jazeera. and it's time for the sports thank you so much for phase ability study from football's world governing body faith says the cats are twenty twentieth's in world cup could be expanded to include forty eight seems if at least one additional country is used as a co-host as the cat so it has to approve who it partnered with of decision makers
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are meeting in miami on thursday and friday to discuss the proposal cats or is preparing eight venues so host a thirty seven seems sort of meant but fifa president giani and fencing know kane's to include sixteen more countries to study identify stadiums in bahrain kuwait or man saudi arabia and the united arab emirates that could be used but also notes as it currently stands the nature of bahrain saudi arabia and the relations with qatar is such that it will be challenging swack and eyes a co-host its former between cuts are on that one or more of these countries while sports cross from an early whirling says the still a long way to go before a forty eight seam world cup becomes more than just a theoretical possibility. all is clear is faith has determination to make this forty eight same tournament happen in twenty twenty two like it's happening in the united states in twenty twenty six that's the reason i would feel that this is even leaked out to the associated press because they don't want to be seen to be trying
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to make you happy to actually be talking to countries like a man and co i was diagnosed how difficult it will be a pretty take place in any of the other nations that are mentioned with the blockade going on in the talk about bahrain and saudi arabia united arab emirates actually it's over and i have stadiums that could host these games actually making that happen politically is going to be so much more difficult than talking about how the stadiums would work if games were when for instance the stadiums would need to be changed time is one the other is to be ready twelve months before that almost same time never mind the political reasons and i think generally in france saying no has actually wanted to make sure that this is all in place for a fee for politics going into the council meeting in miami on thursday and friday decisions won't be made until congress in france in june but actually can take it beyond this feasibility study into getting qatar to actually find
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a way to make this work that still remains an extremely difficult challenge and there would need to be huge movement that we're not seeing at the moment for it to happen well according to rome madrid president florence in a perth the best manager in the world has rejoined the club zidane sit down back at rio or less than a year after he decided to quit the forty six year old to sign a contract that runs and sold twenty twenty two euro places santiago solara here is in the job for just five months left for last may soon after winning a third consecutive champions league title. if you use your security well i know it's a special day i'm really happy to be back home i know there will be many questions later on i don't have much to say except that i'm happy to come back and what i want is to work again and provide what is always needed at this club to get the club where it should be and now the only thing for me is to start working tomorrow that's it the italian manager who produced
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a footballing miracle in england is back where his career began claudio ranieri has returned to roma a club he's managed before and where he started out as a player on monday roma the template see one result keeps them fifth in the table three points off the champions league places. former bahraini football hockey mother a b has become an australian citizen just a month after being freed from prison it's hyland i write he was detained in bangkok last year at bahrain's request he left bahrain in twenty fourteen after being charged with vandalism and was granted asylum in australia the twenty five proclaims he faces saussure or even death if he returns to his homeland n.b.a. star russell westbrook has been caught on camera threatening a fan and his wife during a game against the utah jazz of the. i. go home city thunder player claimed he was provoked by racially charged comments something the fan denies. started. losing my understand is too
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late to give in on what exactly has to go there for me to choose completely disrespectful to be. things racial i think it's just inappropriate in a sense. there's no protection for the players. ross is just borman and carrying on acting a fool down here and everybody's getting on him very hard i guess he thought it was ice i just told him i'm like this about allies and these bro need turn amused as he but you know mike well you're going to need it and then it turned into. not safe for work i don't care you could throw at me all he wants i was the one talking to him. but don't throw in the woman she's five feet tall one hundred ten pounds and. tensions also running high in cleveland a brawl breaking out between the cavaliers marquees christening and sergio backer of this run a raptors by flies projected from the game and could well face further punishment
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from the n.b.a. the cavaliers winning this one once twenty six to one i won. a record breaking out in l.a. lou williams became the highest score from the bench in n.b.a. history to prosper in points out the clippers beat the boston celtics one for c. so one fifty. mixed martial arts stuck on a mcgregor has been arrested in south florida police reported that the arch fighter had broken a fan's phone as they tried to take pictures the incident happening at a hard sell in miami mcgregor has been charged with robbery and criminal mischief. defending champion alexander's vera blamed illness for his shock defeat at indian wells the german loses the unseeded john lennon struck in round three vera said he was struggling with a viral illness women's world number one is through to the fourth round in california and i'm seeing daniel cullen say six four six. ok that is how sport is looking for now andy thanks very much indeed i'm going to
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be back in a couple of minutes with more of the day's news i'll see you then five and. up to. the final. and then reported on the. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their
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days looking forward to form a dry river beds like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country have been truly unable to escape the war. the government you support a believes of detained maybe a million people in re-education camps certainly not grabbing headlines in china only in a while kings of the people's republic that's probably not best just to dismiss everything as propaganda to use propaganda because your abrasive aggressive way of addressing a man to his son challenges chinese finance yet charles news you wrote something critical of president xi over i said this would not be regarded well by the western press a hot head to head on al-jazeera. some journeys are tougher than others. but this route is even tougher for the current the truck there it's things are there's al jazeera world follows the moroccan truck drivers in danger in their
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lives. just to make a living if you drive they might break your mirror or even kill you because of the cold is known for. from idea to dump on al-jazeera. the british parliament has just hours to decide on whether to back prime minister to reserve major brands that deal. i'm not buy this and this is all just a lie from doha also coming up more airlines ground their fleet of boeing seven three seven eight after sunday's crash in ethiopia that killed a hundred and fifty seven people. protests in algeria show no sign of easing up to the press.


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