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to gauge how ethics weigh against profits and how the rules are being written. and signed facebook on al-jazeera. this is al jazeera. and no i'm not matheson and this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes mozambique's struggles with the aftermath of cyclon it die more than a thousand people are feared dead. he's a criminal he's an extremist but he will when i state the man with new zealand's prime minister vows that the man charged with two mosque attacks will
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face the full force of the law. and u.s. aviation authority and boeing are under investigation after two fatal crashes involving the seventy seven max eight aircraft and in support for one steph curry comes inspire a win for the golden state warriors but it did still produce one of the moments of the season and this defeats against the san antonio spurs. five days after i tore through parts of southern africa the full extent of the devastation is slowly coming to light homes and roads have been submerged or swept away communities have been cut off more than one and a half million people have been affected the world food program is calling it a major humanitarian emergency that is getting bigger by the hour mozambique was the first to get hit more than eighty people are confirmed dead with more than two
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hundred missing but the president says more than a thousand people may have been killed at least ninety eight people are dead in neighboring zimbabwe with two hundred and seventeen missing the cyclon destroyed roadways and that's making it hard to deliver aid. in malawi officials fear at least fifty six people were killed and more than five hundred others injured all three countries have declared national emergencies as a coordinator for humanitarian agencies and she was told that satellite pictures are desperately needed to map out the scale of the damage we do not have any information at as of yet. the area that is affected and therefore the number of people that could be affected we are working very hard with. to get satellite imaging of the area until today we have not been able to cloud cover but we made our basest in coming over today and then it's pushing the information in the area.
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joining us now from one of the hardest hit areas in central mozambique malcolm give us an idea of what it's like there. was i can claim initially with the racist winds and days of torrential rain enough swept through a building collapsed trees there's a very large one here that sort of the behind me fortunately nobody was inside that one's under construction now people are finally getting around to trying to remove the tree with the power in other cases many other places that wasn't the case and no known number of people of the communication networks of being cut off through the water it's very hard at the moment for officials to try and even estimate the scale of the damage welcome one of the issues if i understand it is of course that there is more rain expected for the area what kind of advice if anything are people being given at the moment. initially do
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people get in some places there's the curfew in others they were ordered to evacuate. a lot of people didn't know the people weren't able to follow up because of course a lot of people around here don't have many resources to relocate when something like a cycling comes the moment we haven't heard any further warnings but if there is more rain of course it's only going to make things more difficult here one of the worst affected regions right now in. the district which is towards the coast the cyclon hit the coastal city of beirut but the problem is just in love and of there now suffering very bad floods of all of the rain that fell here following the cyclons now rushing through the country into that area and in that place then the people stuck on the ruse of how it is also stuck in trees awaiting rescue by helicopters if it's available mozambique does have some assistance from neighboring south africa but into the military and humanitarian assistance has been a scenario fifty square kilometers in that district is completely submerged in
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water a lot of people waiting for some kind of help is there any indication. what that rescue is actually doing because if i understand correctly part of the problem is that there are very few dry areas in mozambique where there can be drops can be made or our aircraft can land. we're certainly very basic where we are there isn't an asterisk in this town and also i think it actually makes the result of being focused on the coastal city of beirut where the airport did reopen after the heavy storm perfectly and that's the city of half a million people between there and where we are on the border least in bombay there's another about one point two million people a lot of them in much more remote areas have also been affected by this because bridges key bridges and roads have been swept away that whole area between here and there has been divided into a series of islands that now can't be accessed by roads that can only be accessed
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by air when the government's got very limited a result to say will be depending on how the tide helps to deliver the kind of humanitarian aid on the bottom thanks very much indeed. well as markham was saying barrow is one of the areas in mozambique feeling the brunt of the storm and famine and others reporting from there. the situation here appears to be becoming increasingly difficult just behind us as you can see power lines are down in this particular street but that is the picture across the city there's also no communication we're using a satellite phone to communicate with people here we don't have that luxury and that's what's adding to a some of the difficulties that people here are facing so far the government has said that sixty eight people were killed during that cycle in the days after but it's expected that figure will rise because there is there's no communication people aren't able to call for help or determine way missing people all just also the extent of the devastation and aid agencies is that's just one of the biggest
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challenges apart from accessing areas especially rural areas and low lying areas where floodwaters are continuing to rise apart from having difficulty in accessing those areas they simply can't determine just how bad the devastation is an aid agencies that have been able to fly overhead say that the floodwaters are of very high that entire villages have been swept away now here in bare away the thing to hospital is that services the city of half a million people the roof of that hospital was torn torn away during that cycle own and that hospital also is running out of medicine now the government is holding a meeting in a para at some point during the course of the day to to work out what to do with people who are also disappointed they were told to evacuate before the cycling but the question for them was where do we go and they have
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a number of grievances with the government and just how it's dealing with this disaster so far and what happens next given the scale of devastation. well as we mentioned at the top of the program the cycle has also battered zimbabwe thousands of people are isolated at least ninety eight people have died more than two hundred are still missing and aid agencies say several vital roadways have been destroyed that's making it hard to reach those who are needing help zimbabwe's president is expected to travel to the affected areas and choose to one of those towns money. is there. days after tropical cyclone struck the families are coming to terms with what they've lost morgan was eighty three years old he was sleeping when a torrent of water washed away his home us expecting to see me is the last. in the family. in which he was i was expecting to see him talking to him but only
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to come in here blood it was not all that to a careful me. she can't find it. i think he was crushed under the house if he's dead i need to find him and bury him i need to know so i can move on with my life. there are many sad stories inch of money money for land have been damaged and roads have been cut they say there is no way of knowing if other relatives and friends are alive people in the community say when it started raining lots of water came down from the hills over there carrying lots of rubble covering some of the houses in the area the police say there was a bus up on the road over there it overturned fell down and was covered in mud sludge and water according to them they say at least two people are still missing they've been to funerals here today two of them there from the houses there in the corner and this one here is the latest one. government
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officials are still assessing the scale of the damage before the floods zimbabwe had been dealing with the drought the waters have washed what crops farmers hope to soon harvest. soldiers say it could take days if not weeks to clear the landslides they have been tasked with fixing damaged infrastructure rescuing those stranded and intriguing bodies especially in village in that village we are told like this place is slayed came full knowing in the rain our. village in separate villages. in the so far we are not clear. how many hours is actually when the rubble. but this is the place we have recovered so far up to forty bodies the sighting of a military helicopter provide at least hope that some help is coming food has begun arriving for a few the rest of the aid is slowly making its way by road there is no way of
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knowing how long it will take them to reach those still cut off by floodwaters al-jazeera. new zealand's prime minister has promised justice for the fifty victims of the christ church mosque attacks just in the order and made the vote in an emotional speech during the first parliamentary session since the mass shooting when he reports from christchurch. after friday's attack in christchurch this sitting of parliament was not about politics in a rare move the floor of the debating chamber was given over to people from outside parliament they were religious leaders who came together to offer condolences and prayers for the victims. we ask you to grant patience and hope to all the family members affected by this tragedy or lot we ask you to protect new zealand
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and the whole was from such calamities i mean in an emotional speech the prime minister urged new zealanders to support the muslim community of memory and she spoke of the man alleged to have inflicted so much pain on that community but refused to speak his name he saw many things from his act of terror but one was no shariah. and that is why you will never hear me mention his name he is a terrorist he is a criminal he is an extremist but he will when i speak be nameless and to others i implore you speak the names of those who were lost rather than the name of the man who took them. he may have sought notoriety but we in new zealand will give him nothing. the l nor mosque where the first attack took place is still cordoned off a forensic examination is coming to an end and the focus is turning to cleaning
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before worshipers are allowed back and there's been some frustration expressed by family members of those killed about delays and having bodies returned for burial but that process is now under way and for now the area behind the cordon remains a crime scene but it's believed that in the next few days both mosques will reopen that will be a difficult time for people like. who came to new zealand from south africa twelve years ago he used to pray at the el nor mosque but at the moment this is as close as he can get all of the people in the most. welcome guest to new zealand and most of them so there's a lot of places to eat. so it's. that's an emotion that will be around for a long time yet as the people here struggle to come to terms with the terror that came to this city wayne hay al jazeera christchurch. but in the news are including protesting against algeria as president will tell you who's the latest to join the
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demonstrations. dutch police arrest a man after three people are killed on a trial but the motive behind the attack is still uncertain. most successful rugby team could be set for a major change prompted by the christ church mosque attacks. police in the netherlands are investigating the motives of a gunman who shot three people dead on the tram rocklin thomas is in custody after police launched a manhunt in the city of new trekked authorities say the thirty seven year old turkish born man had previous run ins with law enforcement dutch authorities say they're still investigating a possible terrorism related motive but other reasons haven't been ruled out and got more from tracked. well dutch police say they are continuing to question
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a thirty seven year old man that they have identified as school kman thomas now he is a man they say born in turkey he grew up here in your tract in the netherlands they say that he's known already to the police for post crimes such as alleged assault now in terms of any possible motivation while the police say it's so far and clear it could be a family drama a dispute but they also say that they are not ruling out terrorism as a possible motivation now you trek to on tuesday morning is a very different place things are very much back to normal that wasn't the case on monday because after the shooting schools and universities were shut down a high terror threat level was put into place as police hunted for the suspects in terms of the tram eyewitnesses described wild scenes of sheer panic as a godman opened fire they talked about windows being smashed people tried to crawl out of this tram and get away and of course you trekked is one of the main cities
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in the netherlands it's a place very popular with students to come and study it's famous for its canals it is no also place where gun crime is the least bit calm and. the british prime minister has been holding crisis talks with the cabinet after her brags it plans suffered another bag the speaker of the lower house of parliament has ruled that lisa may can only hold a third vote in her deal to leave the e.u. if it's fundamentally different from before his deal has been rejected twice by m.p.'s the european commission says may must inform them about the next steps by thursday lawrence lees live for us in london so this cabinet meeting is going ahead lawrence what does the government do next. well we were hoping for some clarity from the cabinet meeting as to what they were going to do given that the announcement from the speaker of the house last night that you
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talked about frankly came that very little. the province's official spokesman told journalists off to woods that she was going to write to let's assume the presence of the european council donald tusk asking for an extension that he refused to say whether is going to be a long extension or short extension he was asked if the prime minister would be prepared to just throw in the towel and abandon the projects and he said no she really doesn't want to do that some leaks that came out off the woods suggested that she might in her letter be asking for both the long and the shorts extension just to confuse things even further. because she still can't make a mind up on this that will tentative plan the idea that based on that would be that they've been a short extension for a couple of months to try to get a deal through yet again and if not the extension might be for a couple of years but the european has also problems with all of this because from their points of view apart from anything else if there is a long extension the u.k. has to participate in european elections and have members of the european
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parliament and they need to know the answer to that question by april not by the end of june or some some point like that and so that the mood switch holds inside governments inside cabinets is absolutely distraught now someone described as being on the last days of rome there's no plan no strategy it's just wreckage i understand the earlier on today we were hearing norns from the french minister and the german euro minister do we have any idea how he is responding to this or at least what exactly to do once all of this is. well i mean just massive frustration there i mean that they're overriding points of view is that they don't want to give an extension unless the u.k. tells him why he wants an extension and a moment later they can't do that because there is no alternative plan that that's one of their problems the other problem is that they need unanimity all twenty seven other e.u. countries to agree on the same thing and across the you that there are a number of different opinions the italians want to show extension the french is
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saying they don't want extension at all unless the u.k. can give a reason why the germans are saying they'd like to potentially give her long extension if if if they clarified the whole thing and so they're being more money and buts the you know they need to know what the u.k. is going to say first is even want to pinion doing the rounds of says the you at their meeting later this week might not even agree to an extension it's all until it becomes clear what it is that the u.k. says he wants to do but you just go round and round in circles again so you know at the moment it looks like given the next friday's supposed to be the supposed brics it day the decision of the u.k. makes on what it wants to do may not happen until literally right up so then and then the e.u. would have to decide what it what it says in response based on that so it is just just the biggest mess you can possibly imagine banks lawns. medical students and health workers in algeria have joined protests against the president's plan to stay in power beyond the end of his term in the capital gere's they've been calling for
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a free democracy as he's both a flicker wants to stay in power beyond april the twenty eighth when his force time is due to expire after weeks of protests with a flick of postponed elections and promised reforms but he hasn't given a timetable for any changes. prosecutors in the us are looking into how the boeing seven three seven max eight aircraft got the green light from america's aviation regulator a federal grand jury is demanding to see e-mails and other correspondence involved in the jet's development investigators have found similarities between last week's crash in ethiopia and another in indonesia five months ago both involved seven three seven eight planes well let's speak to gabriel is on the who's live for us in washington d.c. gabe do we have any indication what they're going to be looking for when they carry out this investigation of the f.a.a. . yeah they're going to be looking out for the cars number one that
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is primarily what they're going to be looking at trying to draw any similarities between the crash in ethiopia and in indonesia because on the surface there are a lot of similarities big zach same plane brand new plane both crashed immediately after takeoff or shortly after takeoff so these are the things that they're going to really be honing in on now the c.e.o. of boeing put out a statement late monday night where he basically said that the company is working with investigators safety is the most priority for the boeing company and they said that they will be working with investigators to come up with a fix for this and he also said that they'll be soon but didn't give a timeframe they will be releasing a software update that will help pilots deal with this stalling issue that is that is a lot of people are talking about perhaps one of the causes of one or both of these crashes this is a little bit more of what the c.e.o.
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of boeing had to say take a listen when an accident happens for any reason we focus relentlessly to determine why we're united with our airline customers international regulators and government authorities in our efforts to support the most recent investigation understand the facts of what happened and help prevent future tragedies. now the big part of the investigation at this stage is the with the ethiopian airways crash is the the black box or the flight data recorder that was recovered that has all of the information from the flight that's critical that was sent to france france has downloaded that information and now sent it back to authorities in ethiopia they are taking the lead on this investigation and they over the coming hours and days will be going through that and then releasing what they can by this crash the key is going to be from the ethiopian airways crash
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a what the two pilots were saying to each other in the moments before the crash and only the ethiopian authorities so far listen to that conversation between the two pilots that will be critical in determining what was going on in that cockpit and what led to this crash thanks very much indeed a robot of all is the senior every space and aviation editor for the wall street journal he says the probes into boeing could have serious ramifications for the company. obviously the prosecutor the investigators keep it pretty closely held what specifically they are looking at we can assume that they will be looking at all the documentation or as much documentation as they can get their hands on between boeing and the f.a.a. to see if everything was complied with if there were any variances maybe even any shortcuts taken so i think that is definitely going to be a key part of the probe and i think also important to realize is the u.s.
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congress is getting involved and is going to start up its own investigation and they can also obviously require people to come testify before congress so this is a multifaceted. scrutiny that boeing and the seven three seven and the f.a.a. will be under in the coming weeks this is certainly a big crisis for boeing i think there's no other way to put it how how financially how big are the financial implications i mean certainly the costs of this can run high between litigation damages they may have to pay for airlines that have had to ground their planes. you know this is a cost the undertaking. in all fairness you also have to realize boeing is a big company with many many businesses principally known for its commercial airplanes but it does many other things i mean this is not the kind of thing you would expect would threaten the future of the company but it is certainly in an uncomfortable position for them to be in. a buddhist leader has been sentenced to
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twenty years in prison for treason was charged over a speech he gave in twenty eighteen it was calling for an armed struggle against the government over the marginalize ation of the ethnic population a day later fighting began and seven people were killed among is the former chairman of the out of national party it's known for its hardline views against minority or hinge of muslims in iraq and state. a female him a refugee addressed the u.n. human rights council for the first time last week. is part of a woman's group brought together by their trauma they began meeting in the refugee camps of cox's bazar in bangladesh but as stuffy duck or reports they're much more than just a support group none of these women knew each other before they fled me and a year and a half ago now each of them is forever connected through grief we've not identified
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the women at their request there is are horrific stories and a model in it that they would genuinely learned would you tell our fathers and brothers were shot our sisters and mothers raped our little children were cut into pieces and thrown into the fire we just grabbed our children out of our arms. but they say they don't want to be seen as victims they are telling their personal stories to raise awareness what they want is justice i who am i do but i'm not going to have you know they are who are going to be killed my husband and my son and they raped my daughter in front of me why did they humiliate us why did they cut my husband and son into pieces but the group known as shanti mahila submitted a formal request to the international criminal court in may of last year for an investigation into allegations of genocide and persecution the court is now conducting a preliminary examination into the case of the it could lead to an official investigation the women are being supported by
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a legal and geo we represent them in various forums such as the international criminal court and should other accountability mechanisms arise then we will also support them in accessing justice through those forums it's difficult to comprehend what these women have been through difficult to imagine what goes through their mind. but their public message is clear they're not victims they're not refugees but human beings who deserve and demand justice stephanie decker al-jazeera in cox's bizarre southeastern bangladesh now it's over the weather and here is kevin we've seen those pictures of course of the flooding across southern africa but the us is being hit as well that's right we had a very very significant winter with a lot of snow across much of the northern plains and because of that snow eventually we're talking that it has to melt slowly last week we had a storm system that pushed through and ahead of the storm brought
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a lot of warm air with it as well and that warm air as well as well as the rain that came out of it melted the snow in the area this is what we are now dealing with across the region we're talking about many states across the midwest as well as into the northern plains they're flooded they're cut off some towns cut off we're talking about many homes businesses that are dealing with this now in this area we're still dealing with some rain that's been pushing through right here now that's about helping anything because it's going to take a long time for this water to make its way down those tributaries and then out of the gulf of mexico it's almost a disaster in slow motion for many this take a look at some video that did come in across parts of nebraska this is an aerial footage and you can see how extensive some of these areas are looking at in terms of flooding here on the ground it is the homes and it's businesses that are people have lost their homes just in one county alone five hundred homes were destroyed three people are now confirmed dead because of this no the next few days temperatures are one of going to be one of the plain factors we're talking about temperatures still in the single digits but it's this weekend we're going to be
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seeing temperatures that are going to be rising and more snow is going to be melting. and still ahead on al-jazeera we find out why and the growing number of people in italy are jumping on the anti vaccine trend and we hear from those who say it's putting lives at risk. and in sports little mascot has ended his international exile and is going to be here with that story. all this muslim undertakers working here is just seven days a week that's grown with a community my father purchased a black and blue sweater and started to do the funeral in london and the family we saw stopped being part of indonesia and became business partners the stories we told often here told by the people who the death is such a level of actual east and undertakers this is europe on al-jazeera.
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one of the really special things about working for al-jazeera is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much empathy and contribution to a story i feel we cover this region better than anyone else would be foolish is you know it's very challenging even in particular because you have a lot of people that are divided on political issues we are with the people who believe that tell the real stories are just mended to do in-depth journalism we don't feel inferior to the audience across the globe. we're going to see a reminder of our top stories this hour mozambique's president says that more than
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a thousand people may have been killed by cyclonic die officials have declared emergencies there in neighboring zimbabwe and malawi. in new zealand the bodies of six victims of the christ church mosque attacks have been returned to their families police say autopsies have been completed on all fifty victims prime minister just in the us has promised that all bodies will be returned to families by weapon state. police in the netherlands are investigating the motor of a gunman who shot dead three people on a tram government thomas is in custody after police launched a manhunt in the city of tracked dutch authorities say they are still investigating a possible motive related to terrorism but other reasons haven't been ruled out. the video of the christchurch shooting is now illegal for anyone in new zealand to share or even watch on social media and many governments are banning the viewing of material they find objectionable and threatening social media platforms with fines
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understood as more for years now online tech companies have worked with governments around the world to counter isis efforts to inspire new recruits but they're now trying to find additional measures to tackle violent ideology in the wake of the christ church mosque attacks without going too far they are the publisher not just the postman they cannot be a case of all prophet no responsibility this of course doesn't take away the responsibility we too must. as a nation to confront racism violence and extremism i don't have all of the answers now but we must collectively find them and we must act but coming up with an enduring solution to this problem will be tough and whatever is decided in new zealand will ripple around the world. it's already
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illegal for anyone there to possess share or even view the video of friday's mosque shooting in any form an offense that carries up to fourteen years in jail and thousands of dollars in fines in the u.k. it's illegal to view what the government calls terrorists material sweeping new powers were given to law enforcement a few weeks ago to update terrorism offenses for the digital age meanwhile the european commission is considering hefty fines against social media platforms giving them one hour to remove what it calls terrorist contents so when do you apply counterterrorism laws designed to combat i sold to others with similar violent views we have to be very careful about the filming in attorneys because there's a lot at stake in terms of protecting a political expression and let's not forget a lot of the far right are not violent necessarily they might have some symphonies that the rest of society to agree with but it's important to ensure the by developing policy we don't feed into the narrative of persecution and victimization
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of can often drive radicalization in these communities these are the kinds of conversations taking place between the tech industry governments and digital rights groups to find a balance between internet freedom and the need to protect the public genia getting is a breakthrough technology that enables us to fix faulty d.n.a. in adults the changes aren't pasta on to future generations but a chinese scientist has caused an uproar when he altered the d.n.a. of twin baby girls while they were embryos those changes are permanent it's prompting a fierce debate among scientists on how to police human genome editing science and technology reports a million hong and has more. our d.n.a. makes us unique it determines our height our eye color and they didn't miss it disorders many of us are born with genetic editing offers us a way to fix those faulty jayne's altering alsa mess excels the cells in our organs
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and tissues and all skin and dies genetic changes to these cells one pass on to your children the problem is when you genetically altered germ line cells the sperm the egg or in the case of the chinese scientist a fertilized egg at the single cell stage those genetic changes are passed on we still don't know what the consequences could be. at this conference in november a chinese scientist he junk we made an announcement that caused a collective gasp the birth of the world's first genetically edited babies he donated the c c r five gene in twin baby girls while their was still in a petri dish to give them protection against hiv he said he knew he was crossing in it the goal line but he did it anyway there will be some long some well history in this if it's anatomy in someone else the scientific world responded with
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condemnation no babies should be born at this point in time following the use of this technology it's simply too early to premature is a fantastic technology if it's applied to the right applications semantics our editing that editing cells. adult cells from a fully consenting adult from tass to technology and i'm sure we're going to see it progressing into the clinic but what he did was take this amazing technology and apply it in correctly. trials involve consenting adults but the twin girls known as lou and nona weren't given a choice the changes to their genes are likely permanent and with consequences unknown the technology that they used is extremely error prone and it utilizes genetic modification pathways within the cells that. pretty much. very hard to control and particularly have been
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known to cause me to asians elsewhere in the genome dr he used the chris because ninety acknowledging not to correct but to genetically in hunts of races the specter of scientists creating so-called designer babies in the lead to potentially make them stronger faster smarter even many scientists are pushing for clear and transparent guidelines even advocating a pause until countries can agree on how to meet the challenges of jim line eight ing a panel of scientists assembled by the world health organization is now working on a way forward maidana hond al-jazeera well the klitzman is a professor of psychiatry and the director of the master's of bioethics program at columbia university who's joining us now via skype from new york thank you very much indeed for your time sir i would guess that most of us have been to the movies fairly recently would think we know what gene editing is but i'm quite sure we
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probably don't can you give us some context to this why would you want to manipulate genes in this way. well we have many genes in our body our teams are our d.n.a. consist of three billion letters that make each of us who we are given us our hair color on color but also predispositions to certain diseases may be involved in some way teligent with height or a. sitting with technology is it lets you cut out part of the d.n.a. and put in a new part of the d.n.a. so bad genes. to kill a baby could potentially cut out that gene so the baby won't god you could also use a potentially let's say in the future we. define genes associated with height you could go in and. put in
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a gene associated with height so that would give the child high the problem is not precise enough. it's just ripping the rather than cutting precisely the technology now instead of ripping plus or minus some genes and so you may have off target effects where you want to just cut out. cutting out some good genes as well and so scientists need more time to perfect this before we start producing kids who have genes missing from their body that we think. may cause other harmful effects so i'm not right in thinking that the control of the surrounding this is not so much about the concept of gene manipulation itself it's actually more about the regulation of the stage in which the technology is at the moment. yes that's correct so the problem is this is very new technology ten years ago no one knew that we have this
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ability this is accepted we're just beginning to study it and understand it and we need to regulate it because as your previous broadcaster said it's one thing to do it in an adult where i could say all this measuring here what is the benefit versus what is the risk in some cases we can get rid of a bad dizzy but other cases we're just and i have to think something a little bit we're going to try to give someone more height or reduce their likelihood of getting into the problem is there a risk we could end up cutting out good genes that may be important for intelligence or for your heart working if you're always working so we don't want to be cutting out. the bad genes so we need to perfect the technique and therefore we don't want people scientists to jump ahead and start producing babies that are going to be deformed because i thought that they were just getting rid of the bad genes. let me ask you very very soon forgive me for interrupting but unfortunately
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time is against us but let me ask you briefly sir if i could how do you extend the control of the scientific process to scientists like professor hay for example who carried out this process really his own but he did it in his own the bar or tray and nobody was watching how do you how do you try to control that so you want to increase. along starting to bad and you should be doing it now you want to pass a moratorium we don't have an international. law say about this kind of things that you want to make it clear scientist that this is a lot of you shouldn't cross and if everyone agrees it will create pressure against scientists from doing this really interesting to get your point of view on this i thank you very much indeed we appreciate your time thank you you're welcome. italy is among a number of countries that have seen an increase in cases of measles in the past
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few months medics blame the growing anti vaccination movement for the rise as helen's put emergency measures in place to keep vaccinations compulsory so you're going to get reports from rome. home schooling is sometimes a necessity for yes so legal when she was just eight months old she had to have a liver transplant one side effect was that as you could not get vaccines such as the one required to prevent measles leaving her vulnerable to infections she has to rely on something called herd immunity which requires ninety five percent of the population to be vaccinated to create wider protection. device you can follow me any any of us if i can't do many of the things my friends like if i go to school and there's an outbreak of the flu i get sent home as his mother christina has campaigned for mandatory vaccines and she's furious that it is government for attempting to allow parents to self certify that children for vaccinations without official checks. but if you didn't meet the skill why does there have to be this
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risk it's not a joke the problem is a basic ignorance. it's not a consideration for this family who didn't want to use their real names so we're calling them out and cloud they've decided to forgo the measles vaccinations for their child yet they have self certified him so he can enter the public school system their choices aren't informed by scientific fact but on debunked theories promoted by the anti vaccine movement designated by the un's health body to be one of this year's worst health threats. research is taken from different sources some from the internet some from friends medications are important and science is fundamental but the most important thing really is personal choice. it's really had been a leader in vaccination strategies but over the past four years there has been a ten percent decline in those rates it's especially dangerous for children last
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year the country had one of the highest rates of measles outbreaks in europe this phenomenon of self determining medical practices has gone down well with those who are somewhat skeptical of the or forty such as the doctor who's devising the vaccines and the politician implementing them the problem is that this populist approach to health care is having very real consequences and flies in the face of scientific evidence both really. the the five star and the deputy prime ministers say they are in favor of vaccines but they have spoken out against the current law in a radio interview last year salvini even push theories university debunked by medical professionals have been amplified by social media. people you know get confused and don't know if trusting a medical doctor or even trusting other people that may be also more famous the
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doctors say and that's one of the problems we face now as the cases of measles continue to rise some leaders from the populist government surprised many recently by signing a science pact in favor of vaccines but the damage from the disinflation campaigns may have already been done sunny diag or al jazeera rome venezuela's president has asked his cabinet to step down as he fights to maintain control of the country nicholas mother has been in a power struggle with opposition leader one quiet door for more than two months that is a bow as more. the government of unequal i don't know announcing who chuckling the whole having the vice president does you know the it's also said that the president has got the rest of nation of members of the cabinet and that he was hard naming and giving information about who's going to be part of that cabinet when this is not given to quell any but that's not
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a has had at least for vice president since taking office the business community and attempt to lean on cheap administration show the venezuelan people especially his followers of the government is trying to solve many of the problems that people in this country are facing today among them there's been an enormous power outage in venezuela for days people clear where without electricity without more from one of the things people struggling with hyperinflation shortages of food of medicine among other things and everything pellets that the situation is going to get the boys to peer past us sanctions start to have an impact in venezuela very expected to begin the all of sanctions against this country later in april but we're being told that it's already having an effect i'm not sure if you can see here i am in port but i can do in the state of i'm so i think you and i can count from here at least seven or else and heard that venezuela has not the field with the oil said venezuela as not being able to sell in its way like swine flu which may be the
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place of the united states has in the oil markets here but in apparently they're trying to send it to india and of course russia and sixty six people i'm proud of what we're being told that there's already what is known here is over compliance people that are afraid of buying but when and all because of the consequences that something like this could have with the united states and angering their night it states in the meantime the opposition leader flung why you don't sense that he was going around the country and trying to get people to march towards the pilot to be applauded that's where you call out my little sidestep the presidential palace that would be massive an enormous demonstration that's what a petition you know for why you don't is trying to do and i would certainly generate more attention in this country. still ahead on al-jazeera in sport find out what this bossa nova legend has to say about the possible expansion of the
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twenty twenty two world cup in qatar.
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as it stands president is resigning. by of has led the country since its independence from the soviet union in one thousand nine hundred ninety one the head of the senate will carry out the presidential duties until the replacement is fucked. brazil's president is taking his first trip abroad since taking office he's going to be meeting the u.s. done on president donald trump i just wanna more from sao paulo.
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on the surface they've so much in common president. like his u.s. counterpart donald trump came to power on the wave of popular support promising simple solutions to complex problems shared habits and similar ideology is good for the two biggest economies in the region it's currently in alliance with more potential than concrete agreement something that both hoping this visit would change we might think of brazil's relations with the united states this is the cornerstone of latin america's relations with the united states so to a large degree whatever brazil does towards the united states can be replicated by smaller latin american countries and obviously it's important for united states who have giant. neighbors supporting us policies in the region it's not at the top of the agenda wrong regional missionaries will be the turmoil in venezuela with brazil she has a long border further from home brazil urged by its powerful christian
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fundamentalist lobby little full of the u.s. and move its embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem in concrete terms the u.s. hopes to consolidate use of the base in northern brazil from which to launch its rockets and satellites but improved trade may be tougher to negotiate china is brazil's biggest trading partner broiled in a trade dispute with the u.s. we are in the middle of a trade war between china and the west of course resort might try to benefit from from some vacuum trade vacuum that is open by buying china in the west trade war brazil is also hoping that the u.s. will put in a good word for its bid to join the organization for economic cooperation and development the o.e.c.d. in return brazil could open. itself to us development to these who radium deposits and it's nuclear power plants it also wants to be declared a major nato ally which will give it access to cheaper u.s. weapons the two presidents will meet only briefly in the white house they have much
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in common they were relished one another's ideological similarities but the real work will be done behind the scenes to make the power of friendship something more substantial that will benefit both countries. some will see the meeting as the beginning of a beautiful relationship said by the two presidents obvious camaraderie others will view it as the warring leagues on with long term repercussions in the region beyond that there are two zero zero zero is time for the sports here's andy thank you so much for a new zealand sports minister says he supports discussions into changing the name of the country's most successful rugby team the cancer be crusaders crowned robertson's comments following friday's muskets acts in christ church the team also say their opens its talking about the issue there are concerns the crusaders name is associated with the religious wars involving christians and muslims robertson is urged it seems to involve cross churches muslim community in that dialogue with the
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crusaders were founded in one thousand nine hundred six and a nine time super a-p. champions that's a competition involving franchises from most of the southern hemispheres rocky planet nations that seem of previously said the name reflects the region's crusading spirits and isn't a reference to the medieval religious wars but the crusaders do play up to that history before home games nights on horseback ride around the stadium will all come by dr beach ernest ross carr believes some form of change at the club is inevitable . the crusaders had been thinking about this before the tragedy and but now that the tragedy has happened it has come from a poor person and to have a discussion about it so the crusaders and oblivious to those that you say is very much aware and wanting to do the right thing but it is going to try to figure out exactly what the right thing is and they have to talk to the muslim community talk to the minister talk to the met talk to stakeholders in the rugby union to figure
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that out to people of christchurch is very very keen on the team and a lot of them don't want to lose the name of the history that got with the crusaders name because there's been so successful at such a successful retain such a successful brand when you go across you see that you see the hats you see it all there but when you look at go or summoned they are knights on horseback with a christian cross on their back and they wake swords and they run around hyping up the crowd it is an absolute connection to the christian crusaders it's undeniable so i think that will be the first one to go even if they don't change the name i think you'll find the logo and the branding and that emotive horseback riding will be going pretty quickly well for one steph curry couldn't inspire a win if the golden state warriors but it did still produce one of the moments of the season in this defeat against the sun and sony are spurs harry is pulling off a sixty one foot buzzer beating three points or the end of the first quarter.
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of the warriors are top of the western conference and already assured of a place in the playoffs this is the spurs ninth straight win taking this one one eleven so on i five and they're up to fifth in the west. dallas mavericks legend of it ski passed a milestone during this game against the new orleans pelicans the forty year old passing with chamberlain for the number six spot on the n.b.a.'s old signed scoring miss the german now has a total of thirty one thousand four hundred and twenty points the mouse that fell to the pelicans one twenty nine one twenty five you know it's i'm glad it's over with now. try to measure how below the other night. it was amazing. just couldn't push it over the top so it was good to just you know you're away as soon with with two shots in. his growth now the head of japan's olympic committee seneca's executive is quits in the job after facing
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corruption allegations the seventy one year old who's also a member of the international olympic committee is being investigated by french prosecutors there are claims that sue million dollar bribe was paid so secure as winning bid like it are says he doesn't believe he's done and i think a legal legal mess is back in an argentina shirt the five star world player of the year house reported for international duty for the first time since last year's world cup or messi came close to quit seeing the national scene after argentine exit at the finals in russia at the last sixteen stage after an eight month break messi has a great series argentina a friendly game against venezuela on friday as they build up to the cup or america in brazil later on this year and guess what christiane elbow has followed suit and joined up with the portugal squad like messi the thirty four year old has been taking a break from the international game since the world cup portugal by all the
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defending european champions are now there wanted to be involved in the fires that are coming up against ukraine and serbia. a spanish world cup when a chevy says he's against the idea of expanding the twenty twenty world cup in cuts off a for president john in fancy no is pushing to include forty eight countries and at least one more co-host sherri is an ambassador for council's world cup the former boss line a player here visiting a football project in the indian city of mumbai which is being supported as part of the solomons asia wide legacy project cats or whatever parents a host thirty two team events. in my opinion on working thirty two games in the woke up so now it will be difficult to change in more and more teams and i think it's good for football also that we have just thirty two i think is more than enough is my my opinion poll in cmos for throughout the day but that is it for an andy thanks very much and that's it for me for this news hour i'm going
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to be back in a moment with both the day's news. i'm a fish every weekly news cycle going to see recent breaking stories and then of course there's donald trump the town through the eyes of the world's channelise that's right out of a hamas script that calls for the annihilation of israel that is not what that phrase means at all he joined the listening post as we turned the cameras on the media focused on how they were caught on the stories that matter the most in better use a free palestine a listening post on al-jazeera. called the much much hussein is now being held in pretrial detention for two years what is his crime. why hasn't he been tried yet why hasn't justice been applied in this case is he detained because he said journalists journalism become a crime have moles become
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a tool to silence wars of truth we will continue our news coverage with professionalism and impartiality our work will remain credible and accurate but journalism is not a crime incarcerating journalists is not acceptable we demand the immediate release of our colleague mahmoud to say and all journalists detained in a gyptian jails free mahmoud's and all his colleagues we stand for press freedom. and africa's technological at the center of an awful lesson group over to live side by side. in its last episode life apps challenges kenya up develop this to help small scale farmers cultivates a new future but can mobile phones really be the seed of change itself but simply
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because it's all over the board for people to go live outside silicon savannah the knowledge is even. towns and cities and submerged on those more rain on the way mozambique struggles with the often loss of cyclonic i. don't know about this and this is all just there a live from doha also coming up the first bodies from the new zealand mosque attacks are released to families as pressure mounts on social media sites. changing course where you look at what the british prime minister's office.

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