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over to her side because only five times i was under fifty so based on that should win by one that means the democratic unit is the hardliners in northern ireland says ten of them possibly twenty or thirty labor m.p.'s almost all the hard line on her side they'd all have to come over there's a sense that it's going to be close but she might not get it over the line but the thing for members well bob are with all this is is if she then goes the european union and says look i'm just only just lost so give us a great big extension the european is going to say well why would you do that because there's no alternative plan i think they probably give a short extension because they don't want to know deal breakers any more than the british parliament does but you know it in that sense the e.u. does have a lot of say over what would happen next and because of that and they've only that it means that i think between now and next tuesday or wednesday when that next vote happens on to reason these deal there's going to be some absolutely frantic activity between her opponents who wants a softer deal or no deal to try to find some sort of position that they can present
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as an alternative votes in the commons next week to see if that can actually get a majority which would in turn allow the e.u. to go for a longer extension apparently with the latest on that from outside westminster lawrence thank you and here on al-jazeera we are going to have more analysis on the brake situation a little later in the news hour about twenty minutes from now. now the u.s. senate has voted to revoke president donald trump's they call ration of a national emergency on the southern border with mexico several members of trump's own republican party rebelled against this measure to secure billions of dollars in emergency funding to build a border wall in a surprisingly strong defeat for the president it's the second senate for the buke of trump in two days on wednesday it voted to end the u.s. military support for the saudi led coalition in yemen let's go now from a white house correspondent kimberly have kimberly the invoking of a national emergency was always incredibly controversial
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a lot of people you know both sides of the chamber fearing that this was going to set a precedent effectively so i guess perhaps this isn't much of a surprise or is it. i think what's surprising is the number of republicans that stood with democrats to oppose the president and his declaration of a national emergency in order to get funding to build a border wall along the southern border of the united states and mexico to halt illegal immigration the reasons that they've done and they're very different than for democrats democrats in the house and also in the senate have been opposed on moral grounds concerned that this is not welcoming to those who need refuge but for the republicans who stood with democrats and opposed this they were doing it because they were concerned about overreach of presidential power essentially that the president is over stating his abilities in terms of the u.s. constitution we have to remember that the congress and the white house are co-equal
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branches of government and so they felt that this merged with the declaration in order to get his way to get the money that congress had already turned down because congress that opposed controls the purse strings that this was just one step too far because as you point out yes it was a dangerous precedent in the minds of many republicans they were worried about the next president perhaps declaring a national emergency on obesity or climate change or gun violence things that maybe the republicans didn't feel that they wanted to support so this is why they pushed back there was a lot of effort to try and get the president to change his mind and maybe not go with a veto but the president minutes after this vote took place issued one word on twitter and that was veto so now we're watching very carefully to see the president try to overturn that with the power of his pen because this issue of the border wall i mean it was always one of his key issues when he was campaigning now that he's become president he's always bringing it up so presumably he's not just going to
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let it go. oh he's not going to let this go this is a major campaign promise this is one that his base is counting on he will run his re-election in part on this and we know his latest budget the president asked for even more money but here's the reality well he is likely to continue to get the funding through this national emergency declaration it is being challenged in the courts and so we're going to watch this play out very slowly in an effort to try and halt this wall being built along the southern border we should point out some of this is already being constructed from money approved in the past it's about new money so what we're seeing in the courts right now sixteen states mostly led by democratic governors challenging the president's effort to do this it will work its way slowly but certainly well the president may win now with this veto and again it hasn't been issued but he said it's going to happen he may win for the moment but certainly the courts will have the final say himly halkett with there outside the
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white house thank you well still to come on this news hour from london saudi arabia says those responsible for the murder of jamal i should have been brought to justice but he gives no details rescue workers and they call off their search of a collapsed building with a school in it despite the pleas of local residents to keep going and been scored formula one's race director charlie whiting dies suddenly in melbourne days out from the first to ground creed of the. saudi arabia says the people responsible for the murder of the journalist have been brought to justice the head of its human rights commission made a statement in geneva but didn't give any more details turkey is calling on saudi arabia to release their names was killed inside the saudi consulate in istanbul last october barker has more now from geneva. it was
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a brief statement by the head of the saudi human rights commission but it's raised many new questions about the murder of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi the saudi said that the perpetrators of the killing described as an accident have been brought to justice for three hearings attended by their lawyers and observe his we have brought them to justice they had a fair trial they are currently detained not their human rights been violated they have been subjected to no form of torture they are entitled to their legal rights but the saudi delegations failure to provide any names or details hasn't inspired much confidence of the human rights council the un's repeatedly called on saudi arabia to cooperate with the un led investigation into show g.'s murder but the kingdom's refused calling it an internal matter saudi arabia operates pursuant of international law it does so in all transparency therefore what is being conveyed by certain media regarding the need for us to internationalize some of these
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matters is something we do not accept because such demands amount to interference in our domestic affairs and in our domestic judicial system this activist disagrees if you was the international independent investigation that's mean they are hiding something and what they are hiding very hiding very name for the pair so in order to all of this operation of the pearson order of this operation he is still safe and he's still leading the country the saudi crown prince continues to face tough questions from the international community about his alleged role in ordering the killing and other alleged human rights abuses questions the leadership has repeatedly avoided answering what we've seen from the outset since this whole whole saga became became public has a series of obfuscations and denials by saudi arabia some cases where their accounts simply do not fit the facts and so it's very difficult to have confidence in there and the narrative. the saudi report comes
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a week after thirty six countries including all twenty eight e.u. nations issued a joint statement condemning saudi arabia's treatment of detained activists ten women's rights activists have gone on trial in saudi including prominent figures in the campaign to win saudi women the right to drive activists say they've been subjected to torture and sexual assaults the saudi human rights commission left the un leaving a whirlwind of questions there is a growing feeling among so many human rights council members the saudi has a very good scrutiny for far too long and now it should be the role of the international community to hold saudi to account new park al-jazeera geneva. meanwhile in washington human rights watch has been highlighting the fate of female activists held in saudi arabia as well as why lead to fight the american doctor who's been imprisoned there for more than a year with no charges or trial speaking at
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a news conference says son ahmed urged the saudis to let his father return home this whole situation of my they're in prison really doesn't make any sense whatsoever i mean we're talking about bodies that is and you would ever meet i'm here today to call on the authorities to release my father to right or wrong and to end this nightmare for my family and i. another ebola treatment center has been attacked in the democratic republic of congo threatening recent progress in containing the virus one person was killed and another was wounded when attackers targeting an ebola transit center in mambo are where suspected cases are evaluated it's now the fourth attack on an ebola center in the country at least five hundred eighty four people have died in this recent outbreak. well the president of the democratic republic of congo felix cady has pardoned seven hundred political prisoners jailed by his party by his predecessor joseph kabila she cared the who
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was sworn into power in february after a controversial election at promised their release within his first one hundred days in office it's unclear when the prisoners will be freed amnesty international has welcomed the move calling it the first step towards restoring human rights in the congo. it's on a jury and now where rescue efforts have been called off a day after a building with a school on the top floor collapsed in lagos more than a dozen people mostly schoolchildren have been confirmed dead so far and with a dress reports now from lagos the people here are angry as rescue forces go into a close at this collapsed three story building in the course. of emergency officials say they work is done and that the dead are more than fifty injured have all been proved out of the rubble. lots of residents insist the official figures
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don't add up yesterday and there has to children there i want them to remove the heavy machinery and then our own people to dig through. a small group of distraught students write the scene with placards they demand government action to infrequent disasters like this. that their parents planned their future but look at what happened yesterday they were not supposed to put children in that building it's so unfortunate in two thousand and sixteen more than one hundred people were killed as a result of buildings that collapsed in the course. attention has shifted to hospitals like this one where the injured are being treated doctors told parents that their children are responding to treatment but some have been seen there's and there was no we did occasional spent the last twenty four hours looking for. it's one of the parents of not seen their children were little whiny one of my three children survive on those last two weeks and not of the two i was only one was
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found in the area i haven't seen the other the injured these even your speech of us . investigations are underway into the course of the collapse but few here believe inquiries will stop such incidents from happening in the future but greece al-jazeera lagos. algeria's new prime minister says he'll form a temporary government of technocrats in the next few days speaking publicly for the first time since taking office noted in the doorway also promised to include young people and women but protesters say it's a desperate attempt to quell mass rallies planned for friday the tory again the reports. prime minister nuri is under pressure to end weeks of antigovernment protests at a news conference in the capital algiers he set out his plan to bring the nation together he promised to build an inclusive government his mandate would last no
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more than a year mr the doors will be open to everyone we are listening to everybody we are talking to everyone and we will work with everyone without any preconditions. the prime minister said he wants to realize the hopes and dreams of all algerians but many are skeptical about how much change his administration can achieve for the past twenty years the good of clan has made so many promises of reform of change and it is completely non credible not credible to give this huge important task of change in democratic transition to the same people who have put us in a situation in the situation that we find ourselves in today on monday president abdelaziz bouteflika announced he would not seek a fifth term in power he canceled next month's election but didn't set
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a new date the government says it's ready for dialogue with the opposition but analysts say protesters want much more the government trying to accelerate the pace of negotiation but they are doing so not by taking into account what is currently regular from to provide for our people because i think them out there with the right. good there we go seeking a trying to include or coalition partners will have been critical lies along the gentle creation. was protest organizers are expecting record numbers to turn out on friday they say they won't stop until there's real political change in algeria victoria gate to be al-jazeera well let's return now to the questions surrounding that collapsed building in lagos we told you just a few minutes ago the building that collapsed was condemned as unsafe in two thousand and seventeen and actually marked for demolition let's talk more about
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this with a b boozy mo who's in nigeria an architect based in port harcourt sir thank you so much for joining us here on al-jazeera i guess from the information that's coming in now it really does seem that this was a preventable tragedy what do you think. apologies i think we seem to have lost a beeper zima think we're trying to see if we can get him up again no unfortunately we don't feel we'll try to speak to him again he's an injury a based architect was going to tell us some background about that building that collapsed in lagos so we'll try that later but still to come this hour a soldier is to be charged for murder relating to the bloody sunday massacre in one nine hundred seventy two in london there. and the american skiing sensation mckayla shades of green continues that very impressive list of accolades peter will explain in sport.
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hello again to welcome back to international weather forecast where the winds have been a big problem here across parts of the u.k. over the last several days and unfortunate as we go into the weekend we're expecting to see those winds continue now we may see a little bit of a break between systems but unfortunately the trend through the weekend is going to be stormy and windy for much of the northwest let's put this into motion i want to show you as we go from friday to saturday those winds continue across much of that area as well as into northern europe but what we're going to be seeing is a nice change down here towards the south anywhere across parts of southern europe and into central europe we are going to be seeing some very nice conditions sunny skies in temperatures are coming up so by the time we go from saturday to sunday a lot of this high pressure that's dominating is going to be making its way over here towards the east where we are going to see some stormy conditions here across
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the eastern part of the med that's all dealing with the storm that's been bringing a lot of rain across parts of turkey over here towards the west part of aunt as well would we see some winds along the coast here across parts of libya as well as into egypt we could even see a rain shower or two in those storms but we do think it. things are going to get better as we go towards saturday and speaking of better weather it's going to be quite nice across much of the northwest algiers is going to be a very sunny day if you are twenty two and tunas at about twenty three degrees for you. some journeys are tougher than others. but this route is even tougher than the current the truck it's dangerous to al-jazeera world follows the moroccan truck drivers in danger of their life. just to make a living if you drive that might break your mirror or even kill you because approach is known for. from
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a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera the israeli military says two rockets were launched from the gaza strip towards the tel of the the area it's the first time the city has been targeted by rocket fire since the two thousand and fourteen war in gaza the u.s. senate has voted to revoke president donald trumps the clear ration of a national emergency on the southern border with mexico trump tweeted one word in response that was vetoed and british m.p.'s have voted for a prime minister to resign maine to ask the e.u. four of the late to breaks it it means the u.k. may now not leave on the twenty ninth of march as previously planned. prosecutors in northern ireland are to charge a former british soldier with murder over the so-called bloody sunday massacre in one thousand nine hundred ninety two thirteen civilians died when british soldiers fired into a crowd of demonstrators in one of the most notorious incidents in the northern ireland conflict but a sunday jaeger reports that the city falls far short of the wishes of the victims'
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relatives. this was a day that many here hoped would put the ghosts of the past to rest the relatives of the thirteen civil rights protesters killed in what became known as the bloody sunday massacre marched to the scene of the shooting in london derry more than forty seven years ago for most the hope for justice that stemmed from decades of waiting was about to come crashing down following careful consideration of all of the available evidence a decision has been taken to prosecute one former soldier soldier af for the murder of james ray. for the murder or william mckinney. the soul prosecution is seen as a betrayal by many of the families of those killed. davis said you know just a good thing. you know they have recall my children and tell them that there was
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going to be false accusations and this is going to move forward in our generation. i just want to do you know what for my brother away over. there was a it was a good discussion. board to. share the rest of our mission when mr support meant soldier f. is only one of seventeen x. paratroopers who were investigated over the bloody sunday killings the sixteen other british military veterans and two fishel ira members implicated in the shooting will not face action according to the prosecutor because of a lack of evidence the injustice felt by the relatives and friends of the victims that what took place here that day in january one thousand nine hundred seventy two was once again reignited why the prosecutor's decision while many were left shell shocked others saying that their fight goes on while some of the victims' families
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are looking to challenge the decision in the high court the u.k.'s defense minister vowed the british government would provide full support to the former soldier facing the murder charges as the decision reverberates throughout the city many here are mindful of the delicate peace which has held up here could be at risk of erupting into angry reactions some will complain of a whitewash others will continue to be haunted by one of the darkest episodes in northern ireland's recent history sony vaio al-jazeera dairy. scam more now on one of our top stories the british parliament voting to delay bracks joining me in the studio to discuss this is professor tony travers from the london school of economics and e.u. policy analyst pavel servers gentlemen thank you so much for joining us tony starting with you this is all based on threes and me trying to pass for a deal again which has already failed in the commons twice what do you think the chances are of it passing the third time and how do you think is going to try and
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convince people well we've seen yet again today all sorts of maneuvering in the u.k. house of commons as evidence of been made by. backbench m.p.'s and others to amend or to put the government in a position where it is boxed in in some way in particular there was an amendment down that would have had the effect of letting parliament control what happened from the middle of next week potentially that was voted down as was a proposal to have another referendum so actually in the greatest standard of these things to reason they had quite a good day today in the sense that they heard deals being rejected twice now it looks as if should try yet again next week to get it through but now knowing that there isn't much latitude now other than what was also voted through today which was an extension of article fifty which of course the e.u. has to agree to will hear more about that in
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a moment so by the standards of many band days for to resume a recently today was a less bad day in the sense that her deal has just the faintest chance of getting a little b. i think will be another vote on it next week that's when it looks as if we're heading for i guess their separation is also wearing said for a lot of people out of m.p.'s are worried that there's now wrist between no deal is still a possibility whatever m.p.'s voted for and they don't want it so the question is will m.p.'s begin to fall over into her group and start to vote for her deal. in larger numbers and that's what she's still hoping and pavel sutent kay i mean the e.u. doesn't want to know the exit either so there's a lot of tough talk coming out but do you think that ultimately they will give to reason made that sort of extension that she wants i think so i think that throughout this process the e.u. has been remarkably united and i get the sense that certainly the twenty seven other governments are not exactly on the same page at the moment as regards the extension how long it should be what the terms of the extension should be but
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fundamentally it's not in the interests of the e.u. twenty seven for the u.k. to crush out. without a deal because although we would be impacted the most by that the political and economic chaos of that some of that would also be felt in europe especially in ireland of course so i think there will be the e.u. will agree to the extension but it remains to be seen exactly how long i think some some even member states and european council president reportedly in favor of a longer extension which might create time for for something like a general election or a second referendum notwithstanding that as you said we you know that was quite decisively voted down today whereas other member states might prefer a shorter extension but the question is will shorter extension fix the problems and that's not clear and tony a lot of people lot of people who vote if it breaks it will say well this is just parliament not doing the will of the people because most m.p.'s didn't want breaks it and most of the electorate did you agree with that or is it parliament actually upholding and interpret the vote of the people i mean the british parliament is
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struggling with this because although it's obvious you put it's absolutely right fifty two percent of people voted to leave the forty to forty eight percent to remain most members of parliament are pro remain but many of them find themselves in the position of having a strongly leave voting constituency but they fear that it would damage their constituents if there was a hard breck's it so they're trying to find a way of delivering the best possible way out of the you but still ornery. the referendum vote and that's what in a sense lies behind all of this struggle because in the end think most m.p.'s think there's going to be the u.k. is going to leave the youth they don't want another referendum as we've seen today but on the other hand they don't want it to be a sudden shift a sudden drop for the change for the economy so this deal mrs may did was particularly for manufacturing an agricultural way of going for
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a smooth. which you know the e.u. given a bit britain gave a bit it's the least were its least worst stuff really this and you know in the end it's either this deal or no deal or no bracks it is the reason they herself and so when it comes further simply he when it comes to the e.u. of course is e.u. elections coming up we've seen a rise of populism across the continent how does this play i mean an extension would it strengthen some of the populous parties or not do you think i think having an unresolved issue i think if you look at the polling across the continent it certainly looks like the the mainstream parties the traditional sense of right and center left blocs will be weakened at the expense of a whole array of populist parties but especially nationalist populist parties you know in italy in poland since the last european elections these parties of venter did into government. i think in the case of the u.k. and whether or not we would have to participate in the european elections which i think we would if if if there were an extension of the cars beyond the thirtieth of
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june it's worth remembering that in twenty forty in the last you can elections here in the u.k. you keep on that already so i think some people have been saying well if we're forced to stay in the e.u. longer than there's going to be a massive backlash in the u.k. that's that might be true but i think that's overstating it given that already we saw that very strongly in the u.k. and what it would seem in some ways i think the u.k. was ahead of the curve in terms of this populous back on a just a final question you have an eye on you know how europe is reacting to this how surprised i think not just the governments are but the people and then similar question to you trevor. tony but just the mess that the u.k. has managed to get itself into things that i think is just increasing exasperated with the u.k. and i think as i said but before we're still at the stage where the e.u. want to prevent a no deal exit as many e.u. leaders are saying that there's only so much that you can do the breakthrough ultimately has to come here and there's there's only so many times the parliament can people rejecting things. we've rejected no deal would reject the second referendum and we've rejected sarees amaze deal at some point parliament is going
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to have to make a decision or one of those are political options tony your reaction in the past now i want you can't say this is been the u.k. parliament best day or week or month or frankly year it's not been great but i would say this however it is all contained inside parliament and with a few people outside waving flags and banners and so on but actually it doesn't given how much of a culture war there is a bout this issue doesn't spill out into the street at all it's actually contained in this remarkable call there is a who is caught it might spill out though it's always there was a risk this was a risk but it is thus far it's all been contained in the chamber of the house of commons where it has been a very very long complicated and messy debate tony travers pavel's gentlemen thank you so much for sharing across at us thank you. now slovak prosecutors have charged the man with ordering the murder of the investigative journalist and his fiance in february of last year local media identified the man as businessman money and coach
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there who had been one of the subjects of czechs reporting now he has previously denied having anything to do with the killings and checks killing triggered mass protests and led to the resignation of the country's then prime minister over trico . a u.s. state department spokesman says american citizens in venezuela should strongly consider leaving the country the comments came as the last u.s. diplomats in venezuela departed amid the ongoing political crisis over the role of president nicolas maduro u.s. secretary of state confirmed that they had left in a statement saying they will continue their mission from other locations. and there's been heavy fighting between afghan soldiers and the taliban in bad his province on the border of afghanistan and turkmenistan local officials say thirty soldiers have been killed and up to forty taken hostage over the past week fighting escalated on saturday and on monday the taliban overran several army outposts
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meanwhile a political standoff between afghan president conny and the political rival has resulted in violent clashes between police and special forces in afghanistan northern city of mazar e sharif special forces were called in after local police refused to on oregon the selection for police chief charlie bell is has more from kabul. there's been a violent standoff in missouri sharif one of afghanistan's biggest cities between can lease and special forces. this goes back to a rivalry between president danny and the former governor of this province and then named mohammad nor know when he was in power appoint a provincial police chief danny on wednesday said that that man is not doing a good enough job at securing the province and decided to dismiss him the full of police chief said that his allegiance was to nor the had been put in that place and he refused to leave that lead gunny to seemed in special forces and at ten o'clock they surround the city and one pm day into the city along with approximately
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a dozen tanks and heavy gunfire was heard for about four hours as they made a push to try to get this old police chief out and put gunnies appointment in place just after five pm local time the new police chief held a press conference from within the office and said he had gained control over the police that. whatever happened between president gandhi and. we don't care about their problems now all shops are closed and we are suffering from this fighting. there is no unity between our elders people like adama hamad noor and some other commanders we have violence every day closing roads closing streets creating problems for the people but it just goes to show you the precarious security situation in afghanistan when the government is not only fighting the taliban and i so but also sometimes elements within their own ranks.
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millions of children in the philippines are risk due to a measles outbreak in the country that's according to the red cross at least two hundred eighty six people have died so far many of them infants the aid group says that at least three point seven million children have not been vaccinated making them vulnerable to the infection measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that mostly affects children. malaysian prosecutors have refused to drop the murder charges against a vietnamese woman accused of killing north korean leader kim jong un's half brother one the sea while trial is set to resume on the first of april vietnam said it regrets that the situation and asked malaysia to ensure the trial is fair murder charges against the indonesian woman accused with her were dropped earlier this week kim jong un was assassinated the kuala lumpur airport two years ago. more than one hundred schools have been forced to close in malaysia because of toxic fumes around forty tons of chemical.


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