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back to go this is a news hour live from i had called his in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes . came through. in the rain up to. supply to the village plus thousands of feared dead in mozambique zimbabwe and malawi after the most devastating storm in twenty years. here's a terrorist he's a criminal he's an extremist but he will when i speak the man with new zealand's prime minister vows justice for the families of the victims of the christ
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church mosque tox also this hour a changing course we look at what the british prime minister's options are as the bronx it deadline looms and two crashes in five months that killed hundreds of people u.s. authorities want answers over the safety of the boy in seven three seven max a day craft and sport for one steph curry can't inspire a win for the golden state warriors body did still produce one of the moments of the season and this defeat against the san antonio spurs. thank you for joining as the united nations is warning that the cycling that's devastated mozambique zimbabwe and malawi is possibly the worst ever to hit the southern hemisphere almost two million people are in its path in mozambique is one of the hardest hit areas the president's. says more than
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a thousand people may be dead in malawi officials fear fifty six people may have been killed with over five hundred others injured many are seeking food and shelter in camps and in zimbabwe roads and bridges are destroyed hampering the delivery of aid ninety eight people are dead there all three countries have declared national emergencies how are more toss i will update us on the situation in zimbabwe in just a moment but first live to markham webb who's in esplin got better at in central mozambique. sorry give us an idea of the situation where you are or what's the scale of the destruction there war people suffered here after the first coast of mozambique just a few hours after it was extremely strong winds and days of torrential rain flooded rivers they first said banks destroying homes from schools hospitals we took down
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many trees along this road here several trees were blown down cutting out the power lines and now no power no water no communications in all of the affected areas and the un's world. well program said a short while ago they've used satellite imagery to estimate the number of people that were in the path of that cycle and as it swept across the country and here is one point seven million people here in mozambique have been affected in nearly a million in neighboring lawyers that was well as there is in zimbabwe as well i see that there are people behind you there where you are and what sort of help have they been getting has help been coming in. here so far very little this town is connected to the rest of the country by two main roads and they've both been made an example more of them a bridge was completely washed away by the river and the other the road itself was washed away so this was kind of on an island now with the administrator the local administrative officials of them what they can i mean there was one man with
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a power. trying to clear the roads from some of the trees that are chopped down but they're not going to be able to do much here without help from the central government at the very least it's not help from outside and within this district hundreds of people's homes have been destroyed homes simple homes made of bricks and mud and nine sheets which of course there's a lot of rainfall and very strong winds knocked down relatively easily say hundreds of hundred those families are now sheltering in schools and other government buildings here within the town so far very little help and it's going to take quite some time before they get any because there is transport roads routes and all cars and the worrying thing that is that there's more rain expected malcolm what sort of advise are people being given where are they going to go well here so far we haven't heard any advice for the cycling team initially some people were told to evacuate in some places other people were told to stay indoors or just told you a bit about the kind of homes that millions of people live in here because staying
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indoors just doesn't isn't adequate in those kind of conditions because a lot of these houses collapse and when it comes to evacuating certainly the people here for the few that would actually have the means to either drive somewhere or pay to get on public transport then in their case that's now not an option at all because as i said the two major roads here have been cut off so there's really not much people here can do except hold tight and hope for the best and as homes are destroyed people are heading for the shelter of the stronger government buildings such as schools thank you very much for that malcolm wave reporting there live from barrow in central mozambique now and that battle is a coordinator for humanitarian agencies told obvious here earlier that satellite pictures are desperately needed to map out the scale of the damn much. hopefully we'll have that report for you in just
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a short while as we mentioned. has also battered zimbabwe thousands of people are isolated and more than two hundred missing while the search continues for them family members are burying the victims of the floods aid agencies say continuing rains are hampering relief and rescue efforts burials have begun in some parts of zimbabwe for the victims of the cycler. is in cheap money money in zimbabwe where people who have been injured during the storm are struggling to get help. some of the patients affected by the floods in china money are now being flown to this makeshift health center where they are being seen by medical staff and this is one of them this patient from what we see injuries he has less aeration his face arms and legs he's complaining that he may have a broken wing that's why they're trying to fix it temporarily until he can get to
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a proper medical facility and get treated to properly others are going to be brought to have been brought to these tents you see here they will be seen by aid workers aid staff nurses doctors who are on the ground who traveled some of them for days because the roads were so bad to get here these are the people who managed to leave their villages when the floods came in crushed their homes they walked some of them for hours in waves and waves of water mud and sludge to rita's facility this is the first time they going to be seen by medical staff since friday when the floods actually poured in the ones who are seriously injured or we told that the injuries are because when the floods came all of a sudden they crushed their homes or some were crushed underneath the rubble and then others were pushed back several metres when the water flooded in so they're the ones who are more serious they'll be treated to as soon as possible the problem is we've been told many many people are still stuck in stranded out there where
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it's hard for people to access because most of the roads have been damaged have been destroyed and people can access them the only way is through helicopters it depends on the with of course the weather software has been relatively ok some choppers have been flying back and forth bringing people in art but right now there's no way of knowing how many people need help right now and of course how many people have been killed by the flash floods as i mentioned emma beatty who is a coordinator for humanitarian agencies are told us that satellite pictures are desperately needed to map out the scale of the damage. we do not have any information as of yet in. 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 post future cloud cover but we've got a re i radar basis i'm coming over today and it's pushing the information in the
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area in other world news new zealand's prime minister has promised justice for the safety vixens of the christ church mosque just into our day and made the volley 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. we asked you to protect new zealand. from such calamities i mean in an emotional speech the prime minister urged new zealanders to support the muslim community of
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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 notoriety. and this is why you will never hear me mention his name he is a terrorist he is a criminal he is an extremist but he well when i speak to 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 and new zealand will give him nothing the el 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 before worshipers are allowed back in there's been some frustration expressed by family members of those killed about delays and having bodies returned for burial
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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 all for us 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. well the man arrested for the mosque attacks in new zealand is from australia some mainstream politicians there are being blamed for further fueling a growing on thai immigrant sentiment rob mcbride reports some said me. anti
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immigration protesters face off against left wing opponents at a recent street clash in melbourne. politics in australia is increasingly becoming divided and this is where the more outrageous becomes the more populist like anti immigration senator pauline hanson wearing a burka in parliament. or far right senator fraser an ng who blame the christchurch shootings on muslim immigration into new zealand getting egg. then it impacts. extreme behavior but home affairs minister peter dutton seen as the architect of australia's controversial immigration policy has accused left wing opponents like muslim senator marine for ruki of being equally confrontational faruqi says there's a reason for dotson's accusation there have been mainstream politicians who for
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years have been race baiting have been dog whistling have been creating this atmosphere of us and them a division between migrants that might look like me and the rest of australia australia doesn't have the mass populist movements of europe or the americas but there are plenty of people who hold extreme views who can contribute to a divisive and often toxic political atmosphere. prime minister scott morrison has joined calls for the internet companies to do more to control the flow of hate filled messaging we've spoken to die about the real enemy being hatred and intolerance this is the root of all extremism and. an admirable goal but the prime minister's critics say morrison's own reputation is one of dividing rather than uniting broad al-jazeera sydney plenty more ahead on this news hour including
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a sudden resignation in kazakhstan we'll tell you why the president is stepping down after nearly thirty years in our bus refugee women are putting themselves at the heart of the find for justice will have a report and scored a new zealand's most successful rugby team could be set for a major change prompted by the christ church mosque atomics. u.k. prime minister to resign may has ended crisis talks with her cabinet for the day after her breaks it planned suffered another setback the speaker of the lower house of parliament has ruled that she can only hold a third voles on her deal to leave the e.u. if that's fundamentally different from before may's deal has been rejected twice by m.p.'s and speaker john boehner says he won't allow another vote unless substantial changes are made that speak to lawrence lee in london for a snoring next friday supposed to be rex said rex it day what's going to happen
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once the government's next move. well that we were hoping for a bit of clarity from the cabinet meeting this morning it didn't happen so if we want to play a game of what we know and what we don't know they the only things we think we know at the moment of that to resume a single letter to donald tusk the president the european council asking for an extension and we also think we know by now this late in the day and shoot day that the government's not going to attempt to ignore the ruling from the speaker yesterday that said she couldn't bring back a vote for third time and try and force a vote tomorrow wednesday before the european summit at the end of the week what we don't know is what's in the letter to donald tusk how long the extension is for the u.k. once on what grounds they want to have an extension and the your opinion has been
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very clear in saying that they won't grant an extension or they really don't want to unless to resume a can explain why she wants it and so there is now this absolute a or a political crisis and the prime minister's own spokesman in the lobby briefing for journalists at lunchtime said it's a crisis now there they are absolutely lost and there appears to be no plan no plan no strategy she's going to ask for an extension but we don't know how long an extension is going to ask or what will be what will be european. well you know there's not only one opinion the twenty seven countries in the european union and you know the people who've asked the foreign ministers of all those countries come up come have different also some of them want a long extension the couple of months a second referendum was a short extension but the thing that unites them is that they say they want to know what exactly is the u.k. wants to do instead if they don't like this deal then that then what are they proposing instead i think you could probably at this point extrapolate that the
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e.u. will offer some sort of extension because it doesn't want no deal which would happen as you said right at the start a week on friday. so based on that if they offered any sort of extension then you would assume they would have come back here for a vote next week in the few days leading up to. it day and then we'll just have to wait frankly and see what happens no deal is still a possibility even though nobody wants it that's really the measure of how utterly bizarre things have now become london thank you very much for that in algeria medical students and health workers have joined protests against the president's plan to stay in power beyond the end of his term in the capital is they have been calling for a free democracy is what they think i want to stay in power beyond a one hundred eighth when his fourth term is you know expire after weeks of protests were to fake apple spawned elections and promise reforms but hasn't given
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a timetable for any changes. catholic president has announced his resignation after nearly thirty years in power a new school time nazarbayev has led the central asian country since its independence from the soviet union in one thousand nine hundred one the head of the senate will carry out the presidential duties until a replacement is found human rights watch has described his role as authoritarian noting the imprisonment of government critics robin forestay walker joins us now from georgia's capital tbilisi for more on this was decision expected by the president and just how important is is for. in a way. it hasn't come as a surprise to us because back in february mr nasr byatt had asked for constitutional clarification about stepping down as president and what that would actually mean thing here and presumably you know how he would be able to concede to retain that say is immunity from from prosecution of those kinds of things mr know
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as a buyer that is going to be the leader of the nation for life until he dies in many ways and he's going to continue to have. an important role to play in leading the country and so when he made this decision for those of us who've been watching closely it wasn't a big surprise but on the other hand it's hugely significant thought i think that people are catholics are people being willing for many years how long is that as a buyer was going to to stay in charge for he seventy eight years old you know he's he's he's quite frail and he stays and it's always the big question about who is going who is going to replace him but i think this move is intended to have it all to create the impression that there will be an orderly transition of power and that will still be important for the foreign investors to have an interesting because
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it's that we have to remember that because it's there it's a very significant oil producer in the region so who is it then that's going to replace him and what's going to be no fun as a path legacy. well it's going to be the speaker of the senate. soon by which he's he's a very seasoned politician. it is important to point out though that mr nuss and by that will retain significant powers he will still be head of his political party and chairman of the security council. has recently been beefed up and yes we would now wait to see whether mr zubaydah who be more than just an interim with elections because external expected i think next year later next year but yes you know what's what's important to note is that nothing
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really much is likely to change its promise for ordinary people and let's not forget that transit so as frequently been encouraged by the west to improve its political record it's that democratic record but there is no independent free media there is no. viable opposition in the country and so you know political reforms are very very very slow and it doesn't look like that's likely to change with mr knesset by standing down thank you for that robin force a walk in tbilisi georgia for us pope francis has turned down the resignation of a french cardinal who has been convicted of failing to report sexual abuse allegations cardinal fleabag padding to appeal but travel to the vatican on monday to offer his resignation as archbishop of leon he now says he will nevertheless
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step aside for an unspecified period baba i was given a six month suspended present sentence and this month. now to myanmar where an ethnic buddhist leader has been sentenced to twenty years in jail for treason. was over a speech he gave in twenty eighteen in which he said the ethnic rakhine population had been marginalized and call for an on struggle against the government a day later fighting began and seven people were killed i'm on is the former chairman of the our khan known for its hardline views against minority muslims in rakhine states now female refugee camp rohingya refugee address the un human rights council for the first time last week how made a cartoon is part of a women's support group brought together by their tribe they began meeting in the refugee camps in cox's bazaar in bangladesh but i stephanie decker reports they're much more than just
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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 the women at their request there is are horrific stories an amalgam unit that played a little gem and when we 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 he 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 submitted a formal request to the international criminal court in may of last year for an
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investigation into allegations of genocide 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 a legal and 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 bazar of southeastern bangladesh. canada says it will stop the use of the boeing seven three seven max a day. meanwhile prosecutors in the u.s. are looking into how the modes model was created by american as america's aviation
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regulates it as a peanut for e-mails in of a correspondence involved in the jets development has been issued by a federal grand jury investigators have found similarities between last week's crash in ethiopia and another in indonesia five months ago both involved seven three seven max eight spades let's speak to gave elizondo in washington for us so what exactly are investigators and prosecutors looking for in the u.s. well the boeing c.e.o. came out and said that they're going to be issuing an update to the software for this particular airline the seven thirty seven max and so people are wondering and investigators are looking at if this is only a software fix why is it coming now after two of these aircrafts have crashed and that's what investigators are going to be looking at to going to be looking at the entire process from the time that this aircraft was in the design process all the way to the assembly line to do to the delivery process as well and that's what
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really is the key focus here they're focusing on what's called the cas system the maneuvering characteristics augmentation system it's very fancy language for basically a computer system that boeing put on the plane that would automatically bring the nose of the aircraft down when it needed to the working theory is that that system failed in perhaps both of these crashes that's just a working theory at this point and that's what the boeing c.e.o. says they're going to be issuing a software update too but he didn't say when exactly now that boeing c.e.o. dennis moberg issued a statement late on monday he said boeing is working diligently to try to figure out what was the problem here and fix it here's a little bit more of what the boeing c.e.o. had to say. when an accident happens for any reason we focus relentlessly to determine why we're united with our airline customers international regulators
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and government authorities in our efforts to support the most recent investigation understand the facts of what happened and help prevent future tragedies now where are we in the investigation it's still going on right now of course it's usually a string of things that lead to airplane crashes it's not just one failure so there's a lot to go through however the black box or the flight data recorder that was recovered from the ethiopian airlines flight three zero two that was sent to france the french officials have downloaded the data and apparently sent it back to ethiopia for the ethiopian officials to now go through they are taking the lead in this investigation the key thing is going to be what were the pilots of that plane saying to each other in the moments before the crash that's going to be critical and right now only the ethiopian authorities know what that conversation was but i can tell you that will be key in this investigation trying to figure out what led to not only this crash but also the lion air crash in indonesia last year as well
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carol in washington thank you very much for that. still ahead on this hour. with. the u.s. president and the washington d.c. hotel bearing his name in the spotlight. and in sports. and he'll be here with that story. hello again welcome back to your international weather forecast this hour we are going to start here in mozambique and update you on what we can expect over the next few days we are still dealing with rain across parts of the country and that is really hampering recovery and relief efforts for many locations so this is
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a forecast we do expect to see here on wednesday rain still a big problem anywhere from the central to the northern part of the country now is going to get better as we go towards the next couple days a lot of the rain is going to start pushing to the north it will begin to dry out across much of this area but that's only going to last for a few days this is the rainy season more rain is expected as we go towards the weekend well here across the gulf things much better than the the good of the winds as well as the low visibilities we had just a few days ago for doha though we do expect to see a temperature of twenty seven degrees here on wednesday staying about the same but more clouds just to the north quite city you could be seeing a cloudy day as well and then across the levant we are going to see more clouds out here towards the west we do expect to see maybe some rain in the forecast over the next few days but for baghdad it is going to be a nice day at twenty four degrees but kuo a little bit cooler for you appear cross the caspian with a temperature of eleven but plenty of sun in the forecast for today ron we do see the rain pushing out but the temperature
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a few of twelve degrees. be gyp's first democratically elected president ousted and held incommunicado since two thousand and thirteen events in secrecy power change hands as the military seize control from its commander in chief for the first time al-jazeera reveals exclusively what happened behind closed doors directly from those who witnessed it first hand morsi the final hours. on al-jazeera. who. who.
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ooo. welcome back you're watching the news hour on al-jazeera with me fully back to a reminder of our top stories mozambique's president says more than a thousand people may have been killed by cycling eat i officials have declared emergencies there and in neighboring zimbabwe and. british prime minister recently has ended crisis talks with a cabinet vote on our ban was ruled inadmissible to house speaker a new voter saying it could only be held if they are fundamental changes and in new
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zealand the bodies of six victims of the christ church mosque attacks have been returned to their families prime minister just into our day and has promised the suspected gunmen will face the full force of the law. now the video of the christchurch shooting is now illegal for anyone in new zealand to share we even watch on social media many governments are banning the viewing of material they find objectionable and threatening social media platforms with fines and more for years now online 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 by the publisher not just the postman they cannot be a case of all profit no responsibility. this of course doesn't take away
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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 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
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violent views we have to be very careful about the funding and attorneys because there's a lot at stake in terms of protecting 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 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. police in the netherlands are investigating the motive of a shooting on a tram which left three people dead and thomas is now in custody after police launched a manhunt to find him in the city of tricked authorities say the thirty seven year old turkish foreign man had previous run ins with law enforcement several others
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were injured in the tram shooting some of them seriously for reports an empty tram on the corner of a junction on the outskirts of this is where a man opened fire on passengers on monday morning. and eight hour manhunt followed while residents were urged to stay inside their homes schools were closed and security was increased around mosques as heavily armed police and counterterrorism units raided several buildings in the area. a photograph of the suspect shooter was released on social media by police event if i came as a thirty seven year old man born in turkey early reports by authorities pointed to a possible terrorism motive but later added that other factors could have been behind to killers action. what is happening today before going into deeper research the first indications of the facts the statements that have been made in the tracy
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that have been found leaders to take into account the terrorist much of a sion the dutch prime minister mark speaking after to suspect was arrested said there was still some confusion about his motives but acknowledged he was known to its origins. there are many questions in rumors it is still unclear what the motives are behind this attack now predominantly there's a sense of horror and disbelief which prevails over the terrible events of today that innocent people have been taken away from their relatives in this way. this shooting on the country's busy public transport has shocked people in the netherlands who are on accustomed to violent crime or gun murder. and forensic teams are working through the night to uncover what really happened here. is here at its best and that means. brazil's president is due to meet us present donald trump in the coming hour in washington this is his first trip abroad since taking office the success of the meeting could hand on the similarities between the
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so-called south american trump and the u.s. president. has more from. you. on the surface 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 ideologies of the two biggest economies in the region it's currently in the launch of more potential than concrete agreement something they're both hoping this visit which. 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 the united states who have a giant. neighbor supporting us policies in the region it's not at the top of the
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agenda regional missionaries will be the turmoil in venezuela with brazil she has a long border further from home brazil urged by its powerful christian fundamentalist lobby little fall 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 brazil 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 of easy radium deposits and
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its nuclear power plants it also wants to be declared a major nato ally which will give it access to cheap to u.s. weapons the two presidents will meet only briefly in the white house they have much in common they were relished one another's ideological similarities but the real walk 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 a warning liaison. with long term repercussions in the region beyond. so paolo. fischer in washington for is on and so the american trump and the man himself are going to be meeting very shortly what can we expect. well trump of the tropics is what the been calling president ball so not oh he's a big fan of donald trump so finally gets to meet the man himself in the oval office in the next owner so you can see the ceremonial color part is already in
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place president balsa now has been staying at blair house a very short drive away from the white house and will make that journey very soon we know that there are many in the administration who are very keen to build bridges with brazil simply because it is the biggest economy outside the united states in the americas they think they have a lot in common they certainly believe they have a lot more in common no that president both are not always following some of the tactics that helped donald trump when the white house and sent me some of the things he did in the farce you months in the white house when he became president as well top of the agenda though is likely to be venezuela rather than trade we know that the united states is very much exercised about what is happening there brazil of course shares a border with venezuela he will want to hear the south american take it certainly we know that john bolton who is the national security advisor has said nor options
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off the table at this point and at some point those in the administration we're even talking about possible military action well if they've got an ally on the border such as brazil that would certainly give them a launching place for that but the economy will also be things that they will talk about we know that donald trump is very keen to talk up the u.s. economy there is going to be a news conference after the two presidents have met donald trump will face questions more likely than not they will not be about brazil but we know that both are now though is keen to curry favor with the united states we know that not least because his son who's also here as part of the official delegation attended a trump rally in florida recently took to the stage and helped the crowd chant build that wall so you can see that ideologically at least these two. didn't i very much in chile thank you for that fisher in washington d.c. for us and staying in the u.s. president donald trump's been taken to court for allegedly violating the u.s.
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constitution the legal route centers on a hotel that trump owns in the nation's capital patty cohen has a story for us presidents get a lot of gifts what many people don't know is they don't get to keep them these expensive tokens belong to the u.s. government. in part because of this the founders were so worried about foreign influence on presidents they put this prohibition into the first article of the constitution basically saying the executive can't accept any president amalia mint office or title of any kind whatever from any king prince or foreign state unless congress approves it. the moment is basically a payment but in a lawsuit the top lawyers from maryland in washington d.c. say that is exactly what trump is doing when foreign leaders stay in his washington d.c. hotel we know that foreign governments are spending money there in order to curry favor with the president of the united states just one example the kingdom of saudi
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arabia whose government has important business and policy before the president the united states has already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars at the trump international hotel three billion dollars the washington post reported lobbyists for the saudi government paid for an estimated five hundred nights in his d.c. hotel just after the election these marble and gold clad rooms are not cheap they range from around five hundred dollars a night to as much as ten thousand so how much did saudi arabia or any other country spend we don't know the hotel doesn't have to report that but the trump business says it's giving foreign profits to the u.s. treasury so far more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars the problem is we don't know if that is the full amount a judge had ruled that lawyers in maryland and d.c. can subpoena those records to find out if the president is violating the constitution on tuesday an appeals court will decide if the case can proceed if so
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it would mean even more problems for president over ready surrounded by investigations political hay in. washington. there is concern in colombia over the president's move to make changes to a special tribunal investigating war crimes critics say it could undermine the already fragile peace process with former funk rebels. reports from but what top. peace must be respected is the students rallying cry as they march in the fence of colombia's fledgling peace process. we are here to defend the peace tribunal that the president is trying to undermine and it's important that we speak up to save our opportunity for peace this is the second rally since president called for changes to a special tribunal tasked with investigating war crimes committed during the conflict i say is right we'll call issues in one direction promising to change a deal it sees as too lenient on fire rebels accused of atrocities but protesters
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fear the veto is aimed at stifling investigations into the ties between conservative politicians the military and right wing paramilitary groups during the war. critics of the legislation believe one of the problems of the accord is that it ends up equating fighters with legal members of the military who have committed crimes however do more than two thousand members of the security forces who have already gone before the peace tribunal believe the government should not be speaking in their name. former army mayor of those one of them he's accused of murdering eight civilians in pretending they were rebel fighters to boost sticks in the war against the good of the year after five years in prison he was released thanks to the peace now he says the veto left him in a judicial limbo any fears going back to prison. we face the same risk
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a spark members who believed in this process and what message are we sending to future processes if any go. women can change them but you can't trust the state. more than ten thousand members of the fire curry expected to be judged by the tribunal and received lenient sentences in exchange for truth and reparations but the lack of certainty could convince some of them to pick up arms again is the minister just want to turn the page on the conflict and build a better country if we came this far it just doesn't make sense to go back to a debate we thought that already been resolved many mistakes have been made during the war but we need to look ahead. it took over six years of negotiations in this fifty year conflict with feyerick rebels but building real peace in a country so profoundly divided remains an uphill battle elizabeth i'm just a little bit with. the family of a man who died in police custody in indian administered kashmir calling for an
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investigation the death led to protests in srinagar the family says he was murdered by police officers initially told them he had been arrested for having connections with an armed group something the family has denied at least eighty nine people are dead after flash floods and landslides hit indonesia's popular region search and rescue teams have been hampered by a large amount of debris strewn across money roads seventy four people remain missing popcorn authorities have declared a two week state of emergency in order to get assistance from the central government in france the chief of police in paris has been fired and the government says it will shut down this weekend's yellow that yellow vests protests if they become violent this is in response to saturday's wyatt's which saw people ransack and burned shops along the shockingly safe yellow vests protest began four months ago after president introduced a hike in fuel tax increase was great discraft about the protests continue it.
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but it's important for all of us the free expression of an opinion all the while respecting others don't confuse protesting with. a horde of. human rights activists to four years in prison for possessing illegal drives. by police in january they say they discovered in his car. ahead of a moscow based human why school that's critical. to say. a head on.
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his father foley thank you so much the little leading team in world cycling looks set to maintain its financial domination of the sport team sky will become team as a partners with the britain's richest man jim radcliffe team sky riders chris froome and thomas have won five tour de france titles between them but in december the broadcaster announced it would be ending its ten year sponsorship deal the u.k. team have also also faced allegations of cheating a u.k. parliamentary report accused them of crossing the ethical line over their use of
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medical exemption for banned drugs or let's get more now from our sports correspondent in london lee wellings lee is this team likely to carry on dominating cycling. well it was not so extraordinary period of dominance from team sky in cycling of the period of a decade that is a long time in the sport when very soft of ice three hundred twenty seven races grand tours lower there was no way they could be stopped and i do believe that this new financial import that's going to come in from britain's richest man jim wright cliff is going to take them or certainly maintain that level of success maybe even take it further because he's certainly going to pump a lot of money in and of course the expertise the mastermind hasn't changed bros for such a lympics success for britain he's still there he's still the helm and he's still
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going to be making sure that what's now to many of us is going to be racist i think the issue that this team has got is with their reputation of course the u.k. government said the cost of ethical line with things like their use exemptions in a mystery package that went to bradley wiggins in two thousand and eleven and this is clearly a manipulation of rules that exist what's going to happen now with their reputation because there's a lot of cynicism around what was team sky they're going to need to make sure they manage that carefully because they will certainly have more success but will it be well received ok well he's reporting live from london thank you new zealand sports minister says he sports discussions into changing the name of the country's most successful rugby team the canterbury chris faders robertson's comments follow friday's mosque attacks in christchurch the team also say they're open to talking about the issue there are concerns secrets seders name is associated with the
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religious wars involving christians and muslims robertson has urged the team to involve christ churches muslim community in the dialogue. the crusaders were founded in one thousand nine hundred six and are nine time super rugby champions the competition involving franchises from most of the thether in hemispheres rugby playing nations the team had previously said the name reflects the region's crusading spirit to end isn't a reference to the medieval religious wars but the chris haters do play up to some of that history before home games knights on horseback ride around the city auckland based rugby journalists ross carr believes that some form of change at the club is inevitable stickery says had been thinking about this before the tragedy and but now the tragedies happen it has come from a poor person and to have a discussion about that so the crusaders and oblivious to those that you say is very much aware and wanting to do the right thing but they just going to try to
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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 that out to people across to you 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 they've been so successful at such a successful retain such a successful brand when you go across you if you see that you see the heads you see it all here but when you look at gorse 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 crusades 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 that the logo and the branding and that emotive horseback riding will be gone pretty quickly. for one steph curry couldn't inspire
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a win for the golden state warriors but he did still produce one of the moments of the season ended in a defeat against the san antonio spurs area's pulling off a sixty one foot buzzer beating three pointer at the end of the first quarter warriors they were top of the western conference and already assured a place in the playoffs this was the spurs ninth straight win taking this one hundred eleven to one hundred five they're up to fifth in what. a dallas mavericks legend dirk nowitzki passed in milestone during this game against the new orleans pelicans the forty year old past wilt chamberlain of the number six spot on the n.b.a.'s all time scoring list the german has now scored a total of thirty one thousand four hundred twenty points the mobs though fell to the pelicans one hundred twenty nine to one hundred and twenty five in overtime i'm glad it's over with now. try to make it happen really the other night really bad. it was amazing just just couldn't push it over the top so those kids. just
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you know get out of the way soon with with two shots. is great. leno messi is back in argentina shirt the five time world player of the year has reported for international duty for the first time since last year's world cup as he came close to quitting the national team after argentina exited the finals in russia at the last sixteen stage but after an eight month break messi has agreed to return argentina happy friendly game against venezuela on friday as they build up to the copa america in brazil later this year and has shown a rinaldo has followed suit and joined out 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 are the defending european champions and have qualifiers coming up against ukraine and serbia.
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christiane quality to any team he plays with it's a pleasure to play with him in the national team he is a very important player for us to have japan's olympic committee has sued tacuba is quitting his job after facing 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 a two million dollars bribe was paid to secure tokyo's winning bid. says he doesn't believe he's done anything illegal and that's all you sport for now more coming up later but for now it's back to you full hour thank you very much for about six for this news on al-jazeera but do stay with us we've got plenty more world news coming out very shortly we'll be live in washington where brazil's president. narrow is due to arrive very shortly just stay with us on.
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