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has not and will not. well let's go live now to c.n.n. castellanos she is live for us in istanbul so i'm strong words from joe on today but there's been a lot of controversy around his initial reaction to the terrible events in christchurch. wilderness especially considering that turkey is having two minutes to put the election on march thirty first aired on statements from last week. that was considered as offensive by the australians and by the new zealand's but of course foreign minister and deputy prime minister of new zealand he was here today and in this was a very urgent meeting a very last call and he came from indonesia so his presence at the meeting was meaningful so it was also a clue that this control was there was kind of sorted out and during our don speech we didn't hear anything related to the same statements. offensive statements that
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mentions you know and zack's will be going back to their home in their coffins if they comment target muslims and turkey on the other hand. new zealand a foreign minister has a press conference which which for which it which has been over like twenty minutes ago he was asked about the same question of whether he raised up this issue with president john during their by late for meetings he said that he hasn't mentioned this with the president but if from the from the higher level of authority as he had assurances the assurance that the anzacs can can come to turkey to commemorate the gallipoli war and their victims as they have done so far also. new zealand foreign minister was asked about dawn's shopping go the shooting video last week during some rallies present and on air the shooting video in order to
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have some public support but again. new zealand foreign minister said that he hasn't raised this with the turkish delegation because he's understanding that it has come gone is no more using this it is showing this video in his rallies so it seems both sides try to avoid any controversy and it seems the new zealand side also knows that there is an election coming up that's why christians are gone is also shopping for nationalist votes but both sides are commentates for peace and today's message was solidarity against any kind of islamophobia action al-jazeera said and prosperity that across that meeting for us in istanbul thank you senator. still ahead on al-jazeera we'll have the latest from iraq on a ferry that capsized in the northern.
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we've got some rather cold and wintry weather making its way into japan over the next couple of days a very a cloud just pushing out of the way process guys do come in for a time but we're holding those winds in from a northerly direction so we're looking at the top temperature of around ten celsius in tokyo single figures to the north of that by the time we come to sunday looking at a wintry mix rolling in here as well so snow there for the northern half of the country for the south will take care at around thirty degrees celsius bright skies coming across the korean peninsula temperatures warming up quite nicely for beijing we'll see highs here of around twenty one celsius central areas of china on the other hand we'll see some areas of clouds some bits and pieces of right city down towards the south we'll see some wet weather making its way into hong kong on sas data
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twenty three celsius colder still as we go on through sunday but at least by then hong kong should be dry but the central and southwest impossible continue to see the wet weather or rolling through some wet weather to into the philippines over the next couple of days in the form of the odd shower but the the main showers are going to be across malaysia indonesia seeing some lovely downpours go through sas to add on into sunday some wet weather there into some entre basin places of rain also make on the way to thailand. fourteen. discovered. now just not for me. to forge an identity. revisits the children. as they grew and developed with their country. fourteen south africa. on al-jazeera.
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hello again i'm just a reminder of the news this hour. russia's foreign ministry says any change in the status of the occupied golan heights would violate u.n. agreements iran and syria have also criticized donald trump's tweet saying it's time the u.s. has recognized israel's sovereignty over the territory. people all over new zealand have mourned and prayed together on friday a nationwide memorial service was held where islamophobia was condemned and the lives of those killed a week ago and attacks on two mosques were remembered. well
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you need to have given the u.k. more time to decide on the future of breck's it to postponing the deadline beyond launch the twenty ninth british politicians now can extend the departure to may the twenty second but only if they approve prime minister to resign may's deal if they don't have a shorter time until april the twelfth to get the deal through or quite indicates a way forward the battle now shifts back to britain's parliament which is split down the middle between supporters. and opponents breck says. e.u. leaders are also holding a second day of talks in brussels we have two correspondents on the story we'll go to a bill hamid in brussels in a moment but first an a deal in london nadeem are we finally approaching the end game here and what are the chances that may actually finally gets head deal. well approaching the end game i think nobody knows chances of getting treason mase
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deal through parliament as it currently stands extremely low we've just been hearing from senior conservatives on friday as it became clear the prime minister had returned to london to drum up support for a deal that they see it is extremely unlikely even some of her closest supporters president maicon parent he put the chances at around five per cent in the last hour there being questions to judea bracks it minister on whether he could guarantee the deal would come back to parliament next week so-called meaningful vote three he wouldn't even go that he wouldn't give a direct on so it's clear that there are a number of people on either side of the house of commons here who wants to take control of the parliamentary agenda next week and guarantee through a vote that they will be able to then hold indicative of votes in other words asking the house of commons what could they support they've already ruled out no
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deal breaks it but they have to come up with a positive so if that happens if in fact the deal fails in parliament again and there are indicative votes they could say for example we will rally around this idea that the opposition leader jeremy corbin has of a permanent customs union they could go for a longer extension perhaps beyond the end of this year to have a major rethink that's something that the e.u. has entertained they could still go for the idea of a people's vote admitting defeat there will be they'll be a big march in london on saturday calling for that calling for a new referendum and nobody's ruling out if it comes to it the idea of revoking article fifty in fact saying we're going to have to pause we have to change our mind and for the time being at least council breaks it and nothing more of course to many breaks it is but it cannot be ruled out at this stage because all we know for certain is to reason may is it diminished because she's lost support in parliament. parliamentarian's for the delays to bricks that she hasn't really
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apologies she it's not clear whether she stubbornly will push through the deal next week but that's where we are we're none the wiser as to what will happen. there is no team bob are there for us in london thank you nadeem and from westminster now to brussels where joins us live where to from here on set for the new. well the years waiting to see you know what terrorism may we'll do next she was supposed to be here today on the second day of the summit but she actually sent text messages to several or her e.u. counterparts early this morning saying that she was heading back to london to get straight back to work now you know did yesterday's conversations and discussions lasted much longer than was expected and apparently they were also quite difficult and even though the e.u.
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came to do this final proposal this new way ahead with these two days have a full twelve if she gets a yes vote oh may twenty second if she doesn't get a yes vote that was unanimous position of the twenty seven leaders they are divisions among them. present president. couldn't have put it better he said that after listening to may he thought that she had the first thought that she had maybe ten percent of chances to pass that vote yes vote next week and now he thought he had about five percent so it does a lot of skepticism among some of the e.u. leaders are now. donald tusk the head of the e.u. council and. the head of the e.u. commission had a press conference late last night at midnight and he was asked by they were asked . by one of the journalists what do you mean by long extension and then we'll tell
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us to look to you. and said you have the answer to that and jonah could younker just said well until the very end so you can see you can even hear from that everybody is very confused and don't know where is that going to go next now tourism a has to decide and i think with these two dates the e.u. is also giving an opportunity to the house of commons to take control of the whole brics it process and me but maybe to come up before april twelfth with a new plan all together sticking to to withdrawal agreement. there for us live from brussels thank you for that update. well a vigils been held for at least one hundred people who have died in iraq after the ferry they were traveling in capsized in the northern city of mosul it was carrying families celebrating a ruse the persian new year and most of those who died were women and children
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al-jazeera is a mere fendi has the latest from mosul. this is where the ferry sank the one behind me is identical to the one that went down in this resolve the two ferries used to carry visitors to the result island across this to be totally of the to greece as you can see the water current is very strong and official source from the water authority in one hour told us they had to inform operators of the most to shut more gates to bring the water level down and this would help recover the dead bodies sixty persons were rescued alive yesterday when the ferry capsized the government has deployed all the resources at hand we should note that the first capacity is not more than fifty personnel and the one that went down had more than two hundred persons on board the ferry also lack safety equipment as you see search operations are still under way the city is in total shock and the
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government has declared a mourning period. while the u.n. has described the flooding disaster in southern africa as hugely complex fifteen thousand people many of them ill still stranded more than a week off to site turn in die struck emergency teams in mozambique have increased efforts to rescue trapped people in the areas west hit by floods well al-jazeera is malcolm webb joins me now live from don bay in mozambique malcolm it's taken you days to get as far inland as you are now what kinds of challenges to rescue crews and teams continue to face. struggling with broken bridges washed away roads many people who are in need of assistance now can't be reached by road tolls had to be waiting forever support this limited resources for that and those resources of prioritizing rescuing people who were stranded in trees and on rooftops the community where we are now eligible thirty minutes walk from a river that was the ground between bear and he is completely flat as is all of the
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ground for far beyond said a couple of days after the cyclon hit mozambique where the river broke its banks and it was lethal flash flooding here you couldn't run people say if you tried to run you would be swept away before you could reach high ground about turn ten children or ten people died in this village about twenty in the next one that we just passed through a short while ago and most of those who died were small children who weren't strong enough to withstand that current now the water levels gone down people are finding the bodies of their loved ones those survivors spend three or four days a luckier one standing up to their knees in water the less fortunate ones who were caught out of their debts have to climb trees to survive while they wait so three or four days for the water to come down so they can walk out so now i left with almost nothing almost everyone's homes have been destroyed and finally though some assistance has arrived some bags of food and some clothes and some plastic sheeting from the national disaster institute very visibly clearly not nearly enough for the
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couple of hundred people that are here and it's the same story throughout swathes of central mozambican the government says it doesn't have nearly enough resources to be able to what the right people will in need of people here haven't eaten for for days a very hungry now about to get a very little amount of rice each so quite tense people are waiting to see if they're going to stay going to get something how it's going to be divided up and certainly it's not going to last them very long with all the crops and the farms destroyed as well we're going to be dependent on assistance for months ahead. malcolm webb with that update from don bay and mozambique thank you malcolm well in zimbabwe the floods have cut off communities making it hard for help to reach them . reports from copper where many are still looking for their missing relatives. they say they can't wait any longer for authorities to help them find their relatives so they are digging themselves up a village in eastern zimbabwe has completely changed from day. one start these
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boulders never used to be here the shops schools and government offices are gone. after cycling through the community it's now an eerie gravesite my nephew. was working at the clinic was now living. under structures. and. you can see him. he's wife in which four children. among the four children. but people are. under the stones with the people. community leaders say people climb trees in a desperate attempt to stay alive but a huge rolling boulders crashed into them throwing them down into the fast moving
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water below. it's frustrating a lot of people are missing they could be under the stones yesterday a child's body was found in the mud there are people buried here cyclonic is a worst storm to hit zimbabwe since like ilene nearly twenty years ago the impact was devastating it slipped away an entire community some people were sleeping at the time survivors say it happened just after nine pm on friday the water came from that direction and it kept rising and rising very quickly some people ran to a police. which was near this area for safety but the water was too powerful and swept many of them away the floods ravaged several parts of eastern zimbabwe completely transforming parts of minicon and province it really has changed the landscape of rivers reform. as you know most of the bridges have been washed away. or certainly the entrances approaches to the bridges have been washed away this
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makes bringing in the humanitarian aid more challenging. this is how people now get across to what used to be a business center the precarious makeshift bridge is meant to be temporary until a more permanent structure is built as long as this place is difficult to reach by road people here say they have to improvise there is an official death toll for the province but community leaders fear once the missing are accounted for that number could be much higher those who haven't found their relatives say they won't stop looking for them survivors believe those who weren't slipped away cheering the floods are buried somewhere under these boulders and mud how to al-jazeera zimbabwe . hello i'm a star doha with the headlines on al-jazeera russia's foreign ministry says any change in the status of the occupied golan heights would violate u.n. agreements iran and syria have also criticized donald trump's tweet saying it's
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time the u.s. recognized israel's sovereignty over the territory stephanie deca has more from the occupied golan heights. we've had the european union coming out saying that they do not recognize israeli sovereignty over this area you've had egypt coming out saying they consider this part as occupied syrian land you had germany coming out their spokesperson the government spokesperson rejecting any israeli sovereignty over this area iran has condemned it these d. turkish president. saying that this brings the region to the edge of a new crisis so what really was something that wasn't particularly talked about is now becoming a real international issue people all over new zealand mourned and prayed together on friday a nationwide memorial service was held where islamophobia was condemned and the lives of those killed a week ago in attacks on two mosques were amended the e.u. has given the u.k.
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more time to decide on the future of breaks it by delaying the deadline of march the twenty ninth british m.p.'s can now either push it out to may the twenty second if they approve may's deal otherwise it will be a pull the twelve of vigils been held in iraq for at least one hundred people who were killed when their ferry capsized in the northern city of mosul it was carrying families celebrating nauru's the persian new year the un has described the flooding disaster in southern africa as hugely complex fifteen thousand people many of them still stranded more than a week after site turn to die struck emergency teams in mozambique have increased efforts to rescue trapped people in areas of west hit by floods at least sixty six people have died after two buses collided in southern gone or the crash happened in the town of. media say one of the buses caught fire after the collision prosecutors in burundi have arrested and charged three schoolgirls with insulting the head of
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state it's alleged they drew on a photograph of the president. if convicted the girls who were all under the age of eighteen face up to five years in prison those are the headlines next up inside story. right and carriage planned some of the worst atrocities of the poles and will now he'll spend the rest of his life in jail he appealed against a forty year jail sentence instead a u.n. court has increased it but do the families of those who were slaughtered in trouble and it's a feel justice has been this is inside story. and
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i welcome to the program i met klug when yugoslavia broke up in the early one nine hundred ninety s. it triggered a three year conflict that led to the worst atrocities in europe since world war two the leader of the bulls in serbs back then was read of encourage he planned the nine hundred ninety five srebrenica massacre where almost eight thousand men and boys were killed in a campaign of genocide against poles noone was when on wednesday the seventy three year old lost his appeal against a forty year sentence u.n. court in the hague increase that to life behind bars survivors of the massacre celebrated but many both still regard courage as a hearing on your gig are reports now from the hague. the faces of the dead of the strip it's a massacre remembered by their loved ones victims of the genocide perpetrated by
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bosnian serb leader radovan cottage which it has taken nearly twenty five years for justice to be realized a painful journey often bereft of hope. but the wait has finally come to an end cottage listened intently as the court listed his grounds for appeal and rejected them almost entirely the prosecution's appeal in a lot of respects sets aside charges to prod and order rossetti sending the sentence of forty years of imprisonment and imposes just a product goes into sending a sentence of life imprisonment. outside the tribunal it was a decision welcomed by all who had gathered there but the suffering is never far away for their sins or someone i guess or they go about who i am satisfied but i want to ask which school did they go to to learn how to kill our children our sons our husbands i am satisfied but then again i am not because i no longer have my
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children. and stephanie itself tears of relief fell for the tribunals and ousted would increase kind of the sentence. this is one of the last remaining rulings dealing with the brutal breakup of yugoslavia and the sentencing of is also being seen as a pollution test holding to factor leaders to account for crimes committed during conflicts. the case has been one of the most high profile legal battles of the yugoslav was more than eight thousand muslim men and boys were slaughtered in the strip and it's a massacre it was the worst genocide to have taken place in europe since world war two well the town has become symbolic of the very worst atrocities that took place in the balkans during the war it has also been a milestone for the legal consequences that followed it took twenty years and let's
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hope it's not going to take twenty years for syria for gay men for all of these other places where similar atrocities being committed we as an international community have to be more committed to bring justice to defectives way sooner than twenty years now defunct will now spend the rest of his days behind bars his genocidal actions scarred an entire region and they leave behind a legacy of anguish from which many will never recover. al-jazeera the hague. or let's bring in our guests joining us from raleigh north carolina is yasmin. a political scientist who researches the balkans you know university in the reactor in croatia on skype is refereed hard such a journalist who's worked for the international center for transitional justice in the international criminal tribunal for yugoslavia and in toronto we have. a
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professor of humanities a religious studies at york university welcome to you all good to see you there we would like to start with with record with a rough week holds it because you are from an area that was the very heart of the atrocities what does it mean to you to see this life sentence handed down. i think that one prevailing feeling is of. a final. end of a stage in which a lot of our cottage in fact shaped our realities for now close to thirty years. he's been a figure who has first. committed the crimes and dehumanised most importantly an entire population of people in boston you know and left a legacy which lingers on today i think that his verdict especially the verdict which
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basically removes him from our midst effectively now opens this base were amused age and it is a stage in which we will hopefully by i'm strength to deal with the legacy your dehumanisation and genocide that he leaves behind a miller in toronto a new stage is welcome by all no doubt to try and seek out reconciliation but reconciliation does seem a long way off doesn't it it does allow us the legacy of another man carriages persists and this is something that we have to address it is very difficult of course to undo history over the past thirty years but from now on there must be a way of addressing all those issues that have been left behind he might be now in prison for the for a very long time we don't really know but those who have supported him and those who have in fact built a reality on the ground are still around and bosnia is partitioned in that regard
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as well so that has to be addressed ok well let's give this some context now we can look at this the background to everything the bosnian war ended in one thousand nine hundred five with the dayton peace accords the aim was to ease ethnic tensions but they created one of the world's most complicated political systems in the process the country was divided into two entities the federation of by. and herzegovina and republika srpska and bosniaks and croats form the majority in the federation while republika srpska is eighty one percent. instead of one president bosnia has three they represent each ethnicity and share the job they're elected every four years and rotate in the post every eight months as well as the national parliament there are assemblies at the entity and it can tone levels each region has its own parliament and has its own ministers who govern by consensus yeah it's been me on of it it's complicated to say the least and these ethnic divisions were
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largely frozen in place by the dayton peace accord when they and that is very much a problem. yes it is i mean it's a structural issue in bosnia herzegovina the ethnic partition as a mill it was talking about has created a state where it's very difficult to imagine and in fact enact any kind of meaningful democratic change and which also impacts the possibilities for ordinary citizens to engage in meaningful reconciliation efforts as long as you have the primary of political administrative units in the country being essentially solely based on the category of ethnicity which was also the purpose and indeed the intent of people like that of the one cottage to create such a state to create these bond the stunts as long as that remains the lived reality in bosnia herzegovina it's excrete extremely difficult to imagine becoming a functional democratic multi-ethnic and secular state as it should be right but to didn't deconstruct the system is likely to reignite and further inflame an already
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difficult situation as. i think the reality is for most ordinary bosnians and heard to give any and they have lived with the consequence of. project for the better part of the last almost thirty years and they have lived every day the reality of the dayton peace accords i think there is a widespread albeit quiet recognition that meaningful change is long overdue for bosnia herzegovina obviously there's been efforts made very serious efforts to allow those changes to take place within the framework of e.u. and nato enlargement and that is an absolutely integral part of the story but it must be said that sooner or later bosnia must undergo a process of constitutional change ideally that is a process that will be grassroots led but it will also necessarily involve a significant commitment on the part of the international community to facilitate that process happens in a peaceful manner for all involved what do you think about that what do you think about the process of constitutional change is that something that's going to be
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possible to achieve in the coming years yes i do think that the constitutional change is inevitable. it simply has to happen and i las i don't think it can happen only with the players in bosnia-herzegovina it has to happen at international level it has to be over overseen it has to be in engaged in a way that in some ways it. pays attention to the fact that there is a reality and in some people in children who were born and grew up within this reality they cannot imagine a different bosnia and they need to in fact come to terms with the history that has actually created it and they need to move towards a civic society which is not which does not prioritise identity which does not prioritize who we are against others but rather civil society civil institutions civil values that have to be taught from scratch and that has to in fact i think be done with international recognition supervision and engagement and did
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a terrific there are absurdities out there you have you have schools segregated with students attending the same school but going at different times so they avoid it. look i think the issue here is that there has not been in fact an effort on part of any group including bosnian muslims and its leadership to in fact. do do legs york outages crimes so far it seems that the elites have been happy to rule in their own fiefdoms which allows very much war. rampant corruption and control of their own resources if you look at the report because. you know places like korea that where i come from there is no effort to actually do to rule
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constant systematic effort to help people who have returned again. poor women or invest in fact in the integration of the country and that is one of the key problems that republika srpska has never been made by its partners at the state level to acknowledge what has happened and what crimes were committed or repair its citizens or your boss in most in the krauts so in fact i think this is why i see this moment as an opportunity to actually change the paradigm completely not simply to expect that somehow by a miracle people will wake up one day and say oh yes genocide was committed like and what it what does that change that like what is changing the paradigm look like in my opinion first of all we have to accept that if we are to insist on
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constitutional changes today out of the context that exist it is very unlikely to happen without major major international.

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