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save her child she's come from the capital market to she last received word from her daughter days ago but there's been nothing since. you are here as a mother i had to make this bold decision even though the rest of my family was against me coming here nobody thought i could survive this but i have to save my daughter and grandchild the area is vast flooding stretches for one hundred twenty five kilometers hours later and from the dark a faint whistle in the distance alerts us to people calling for help as soon as the boat reaches them they pleads to get on they say they are exhausted they've not slept for days women children and the elderly are brought on board first hungry and thirsty it hasn't taken much time to fill the boat about two hundred people have been rescued and more want to get on but there's simply no space. up among those who have found a place on the boat is a dire her daughter and grandchild that had to leave her son in law behind he's
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a doctor and says there are too many people who need his help in boozy on the boat they do what they can to help the injured finally they reach para some of these people will return to their families others have nowhere to go adama says he'll return the next day to the water that's taken so many lives from either mullah al-jazeera bear a muslim. algerians have been out in force for a fifth successive friday calling for regime change and for president abdul aziz bit to think of to immediately step down a rally to the capital algiers and smaller cities across the country as more of the president's former allies abandoned him lamba john jim reports. for the fifth friday in a row demonstrators across algeria forward into the streets gray skies did not cloud their enthusiasm rain could not dampen their passion appropriate to the occasion this man carried an umbrella designed in the colors of his country's flag
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. were coming from all over the country we're all one united under the umbrella of one nation we will keep protesting in the sun in the rain until we get what we want it's been almost a month since demonstrators led by the young began demanding president eyes he's beautifully withdraw from running for a fifth term in office the eighty two year old leader reversed his decision to stand for reelection but he also postponed polls that were due in april until he said political reforms could be implemented. he remains the nominal head of the transition process which hasn't just further angered the protesters it's also deepened their resolve to get it no matter how harsh the winter and rain will be no matter how bad the weather will be the regime is harsha we will keep on protesting on thursday even judges joined the demonstrations this sit in outside
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a local court in the capital was meant to show solidarity with more than one thousand other judges who had earlier refused to oversee the upcoming election if president with a free it was a candidate another big setback for beautifully who also appears to have been deserted by his own party. analysts believe friday's protests are among the largest demonstrations ever seen in algeria i think it would do the city bus with up and the last week and it basically the president we. hope will get that momentum and you and your government would leave for all of them the army chief says the public has expressed what he calls noble aims during the demonstrations analysts believe those words to be the strongest signal yet that the military may be distancing itself from with and the political elite who support him if so that would be a problem for a president who's been in power for twenty years and a huge support for the hundreds of thousands of protesters who want to ensure the remnants of beautifully because government are gone for good mohammed jim doom and
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. much more still ahead for you. iraq's president gets an angry reception is a visit to mosul a day after an overloaded ferry sank killing at least a hundred people also. the fate of the briggs's. and so far we have a distress. a bruising day in brussels thing u.k. prime minister he gets a little more time to change and he's winds at the back said tail. hello there we go to cycling's with us over the northern parts of australia at the moment the first one is here you see this distinctive swirl on the satellite picture that one's called trevor and the other one is just to the north of western australia who were on ika both of them are working their way southward to trevor is
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a little bit further ahead so you can see it here gradually working its way over the northern territory that's where we're seeing the worst of the winds and the heaviest of the rains and it will take a good while before it eventually disintegrates so many of us in further inland will see some flooding from the system as well and some damaging winds to the other one isn't quite as far ahead with still as we head through the day on sunday it should have made landfall and we'll still see some very damaging girth a lot of storm surge from this system and very heavy rains as well so a lot of potential destruction there as we head through the next couple of days the very different force in new zealand here we have a high pressure in charge so things are generally fine and settle this lots of sunshine around and just some cloud around the southern areas so for many of us as we head through saturday and sunday looking at fine day with the top temperature in oakland of around twenty two or twenty three degrees that cloud in the south though will just be pushing
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a little bit further north so some of more of us could see the. on culture because this week on al jazeera we'll take a deeper dive into what's behind algeria's protests last what it's really get from joining china's bilton road initiative plus we'll take a look at the plight of venezuela's struggling fisherman. come to look cost zero. zero. where ever you.
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welcome back a quick look at the top stories now special counsel robert muller has wrapped up his investigation into russian interference in the two thousand and sixteen u.s. election is reports has been submitted to the u.s. attorney general william democratic and republican leaders say it should now be made public. aid agencies in mozambique of racing to rescue and feed survivors of psycho and die a first cholera cases have been reported in the port city of beara. and the algerians have been out in force for a fifth successive friday calling for regime change and for president i'm still at these bits of mika to immediately step down. well hours before the news broke about robert muller at the white house said i still have been one hundred percent eliminated in syria but on the ground the u.s. backed syrian democratic forces say heavy fighting is continuing around the village of the last bits of territory in the country and fish airports. to choose from
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as supporters donald trump arrived in florida and proclaimed i still had no been driven out of syria i says sort of election day. here's a says right now you left. so there's ice. and that's what we have right now. as of last night just two days ago at the white house he predicted the end of the self-proclaimed caliphate by the end of the day. he had already announced the end of eisel back in february but the group still had at least one stronghold in syria at one point i still controlled a huge territory in syria and iraq an area roughly the size of mainland britain. donald trump has wanted to end u.s. operations in syria for a while then in december he suddenly announced he would withdraw two thousand troops it was such a surprise it provoked the resignation of defense secretary jim mattis and criticism from allies world white now he plans to keep four hundred troops in country pushed by the pentagon and allies in part to stop any research i saw in the
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case of syria is a strange game of musical chairs in that the point is this is not just for the united states but for russia iran turkey and israel whoever is intervene in syria is do not have a seat when the music stops because no one wants to pay for the reconstruction of a country and we have one against isis this year alone president trump predicted the end of i saw thirteen times that we will have. one hundred percent of the caliphate i think president trying to emphasize that isis is militarily defeated he's not wrong it's just that as an organization it carries on and we have to make sure that it doesn't come back otherwise we really truly do get stuck in endless wars in the middle east only trump wanted to be the man who defeated eisel with a territorial force if need be but he'll be told quite clearly this group hasn't gone away alan fischer washington well to iraq now search operations are
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continuing in mosul a day after a ferry carrying about two hundred people capsized the interior ministry says one hundred people have died most of them women and children and iraq's president got an angry reception when he traveled to the city and sasha cohen has more from baghdad the people are angry in mosul protestors are calling the iraqi president and other government officials the names they say the government has failed to keep a check on the safety of ferries and how they're operated and they want justice for the victims. this ferry was packed with people enjoying a holiday at an amusement park it didn't get far from the banks of the tigris river before capsizing social media video shows bystanders screaming passengers struggling against the swift current to get to safety dozens drowned most were women and children more than fifty people were rescued so we still have my wife and
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my daughters are in the water and those police officers are not letting me through leave me leave me let me go. this accident has been described as unprecedented the iraqi prime minister announced three days of mourning and iraqis placed candles along the banks of the tigris to remember the victims. the most important thing is to stay in solidarity with the victims' families and to treat the injured and pull the bodies out of the river iraqi civil defense says the boats operators allowed to many people on board exceeding its maximum capacity arrest warrants have been issued for the amusement park owner and the ferry operators there accused of mismanagement and neglect but said i was an eyewitness unfortunately they're using old theories that lack safety equipment to that they exceeded the maximum weight a search operation is under way the floodgates of the mosul dam have been lowered
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to assist emergency workers the iraqi civil defense says one body has been recovered twenty kilometers downstream from where the boat capsized dozens of families have gathered at the morgue desperate for information about their loved ones so far the iraqi authorities have not said how many people are missing natasha going to aim al-jazeera baghdad or bring you more now on our breaking news story the special counsel's reports into russian interference and the u.s. presidential election debbie heinz is a former prosecutor she joins us live now from washington thank you very much for taking the time speechless their porsches now in the hands of u.s. attorney general william bond he has said that he expects to be in a position to brief congress soon on some of the details of the report how will he decide how much of the report to decide to disclose. well you know we're kind of in uncharted territory here we don't know how he's going to decide he has the
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authority as the attorney general to make to make the entire report which we don't know how long it is or anything fully available to congress and if it is in the public interest to make it available to the american people but we just really don't know under the regulations that's the authority it doesn't have to be kept confidential but he also has the authority to disclose some of it all of it where none of it to the american people obviously has to tell congress something but how much of the something people tell that we just really want to know for sure yet what part of the report is of great system interest or significance to congress what particularly will they be looking for. well the whole interest of the report was to determine whether or not donald trump and or his campaign somehow people who conspired with russia to interfere and that all into our into actually lections in
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two thousand and sixteen as a conspiracy so that is of utmost importance that is the sole purpose of the special counsel's investigation was to determine that there been other indictments and that the guilty pleas but this report that was the sole focus of the report to see if there was a conspiracy there and offer to determine if donald trump in any way obstructed justice which are began with the firing way back when f.b.i. especially f.b.i. james coming so those are the two things that we were looking at and that's what the report basically has to in detail let the american people in essence let the world now but within within those two sayings how how will our much do they want to know who the special counsel didn't prosecute who is on that list of people who has not been pursued well i'm not sure i'm understanding
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the question because again the special prosecutor's authority really is limited to those two things the interference whether there was interference or meddling of the two thousand and sixteen presidential election and rather donald trump in any way obstructed justice by interfering with the investigation itself is it is it i'm just wondering is it part how difficult is it to establish that second point about the obstruction of justice because i think they tried but they were able to interview president trump on that. oh you have to have it a presidential oath interviewed in order to determine that you don't have to have donald trump jr interviewed in order to determine that and you don't have to have evolved to trump interviewed and will determine that this special prosecutor has been interviewing hundreds of people although he has kept everything very close to that that we know from the other indictments that have been issued. the types of
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people that have been interviewed and if you just look at some of the indictments themselves they identify person number one and that person as michael cohen is said was donald trump so we don't know what the in what the final report is going to say that big and no here but now the president that did not have to be interviewed there were questions that were presented to have he did answer written questions but he does not have to be interviewed in order for there to be made out of case or not made out of the case of conspiracy. now the indications are that there will be that the special counsel is unlikely to be recommending any further indictments what does that what does that indicate to you how important is that. well that indicates one of two things that indicates not that there may not have been an up to indict under the authority of the special counsel but the southern district of
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new york which is the federal court out of manhattan in new york they have taken a lot of the a lot of indictments there that don't necessarily fit within the limited earth view of robert mahler and they have been dieted individuals so the fact that there may not be any more indictments under the authority of robert morrow or does not mean that there will not be any further indictments and all that can come out of the southern district of new york and one of the reasons really for that may very well be is that under the you know we don't want to have partners and if things come within the purview of new york and restates that you know there wouldn't be any reason to part because that's the other thing that's up in the air is whether or not there are wrong criminal wrongdoing where and you can indict a president whether or not the president could pardon himself or pardon is children and these are things that are just basically. all right thank you very much debbie
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hines joining us there from washington thank. the u.k.'s prime minister has hinted that she might not bring her back to parliament for another vote despite that being one of the only options to avoid leaving the e.u. with no deal on leaders told to resume a the price it could be delayed until may twenty second but only if m.p.'s banks if we meant otherwise the finest so have until april twelfth to decide how to proceed but in a letter to parliament may says she won't bring the deal for another vote if it looks like there isn't enough support the agreement has already been rejected twice by parliament european council president says he still hoping for the best outcomes . thank. you just a quick look at the top stories this hour as we've been hearing special counsel robert muller has concluded his investigation into russian interference in the two
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thousand and sixteen u.s. election is reporters now been delivered to the u.s. attorney general william barr you might submit the summary to congress by this weekend senior democrats and republicans of call for the report to be made public but it is up to the attorney general to decide how much of it will be disclosed aid agencies in mozambique are racing to rescue and feed survivors of cyclon a diet which has killed more than five hundred fifty people in southern africa the first cholera cases have been reported in the mozambican city of the era as sea is said of the international federation of the red cross and red crescent societies has just been in mozambique and says the country is a ticking time bomb of disease unfortunately many people their livestock and they left what under what many were lost their lives the meant by these people to be the covered but i mean why thousands thousands of people that are great meat of everything from shelter to clean water to some be patient. to food and
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also psychosocial support because people are coming traumatized many of them children and we member can really be there for people who you want you money term challenge that we were facing and it could respond very effective. algerians have been out in force for a fifth successive friday calling for regime change and for president abdelaziz beautifully to immediately step down they rallied in the capital algiers and smaller cities across the country as more of the president's former allies abandon him but if weak of bowed to the protesters last week by reversing plans to stand in elections for a fifth time. the white house says ice still has now been one hundred percent eliminated in syria but on the ground the u.s. backed syrian democratic forces say heavy fighting continues around the village of . territory in the country a territorial defeat of i still would be the culmination of a four and a half year campaign to drive the group out of syria well coming up next on
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al-jazeera counting the cost looks at what's behind the protests in algeria we'll have more on that story in just a couple of minutes and then more news after that in about half an hour's time stay with us on march twenty fourth thailand will hold its first general election since the two thousand and fourteen military coup most thais are hoping for political stability but after years of military rule will this election the d.n.c. join us for live coverage as thailand vote on al-jazeera. hello i'm adrian finighan this is counting the cost on al-jazeera a week you look at the world of business and economics this week where has all the money gone algerians protest against the mismanagement of the economy. the deadly
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storm hits one of the poorest regions in the southern hemisphere millions need assistance as roads and buildings are washed away. plus the u.s. warns it's only about what it says of china's predatory loans what will rome get from beijing's belton road initiative. as algeria's oil wealth dries up people are demanding to know where has all the money gone corruption youth unemployment and inequality have been at the center of protests against the two decade rule of algeria's president of the disease beautifully despite agreeing not to stand for another term algerians have little faith in the business elite military and politicians who are running the country the country's wealth has been squandered it had currency reserves of one hundred seventy nine billion dollars in december twenty four team that amount of shrunk to seventy nine point eight billion rather than using the oil and gas wealth to diversify the economy more than
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a fifth of the budget is used for subsidies the international monetary fund says that algeria oil and gas revenues account for ninety five percent of the country's exports earnings and sixty percent of its budget but oil prices have been falling and the country's oil and gas production has also been in decline due to a lack of investment meaning that there isn't the money to fill the treasury unemployment in algeria is running at eleven point one percent but youth unemployment stands at twenty six point four percent two thirds of the country's forty one million population. under the age of thirty or promises to diversify the economy haven't materialized unlike its neighbor morocco which has little in the way of oil and gas it's built an enviable also industry opened up the tourism industry and is well on its way to achieving fifty two percent of its power needs from renewables but in algeria the strikes and protests go on as al-jazeera as mohammed vall reports. anti-government protests in algeria continue to spread
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oil and gas field workers in the far south of the country the latest to join the outcry workers in house which is our duty as largest gas field are echoing calls nationwide for president of the us is beautifully to resign managers of the state energy films on a truck say production is unaffected algeria boss the world's fifth largest reserves of natural gas but with a flick us critics say after twenty years of his presidency the energy wealth is reaching few are judeans than ever before and employment and the cost of living are rising and they say the political atmosphere is choking the economy due to the decades long rule of a corrupt elite backed by our duty as military. and the revolt has spread to exporting us in former colonial power france they were out in force in paris for the third consecutive sunday on an armada of you david if you
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had tired of all people since nine hundred sixty two we've always been with old people leave the place to the young get out of the way the system is clear make way for the young the ailing eighty two year old president ob-la says beautifully relinquished his bid for a fifth term following weeks of under arrest but his decision to postpone the presidential election should yield for april eighteenth has provoked more widespread anger which of libya has appointed a new prime minister nouri in bed weak and a deputy in talks to form a cabinet mostly of technocrats but the prime minister is receiving little support from protesters who say they don't trust any politicians linked to it with a flicker of god. a few members of parliament including some from the ruling evident party have resigned in support of the protests no not. sure we refused to participate in the upcoming cabinet because we believe that such cabinet should
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only result from a national conference in a transparent national popular dialogue the people have taken to the streets to bring about real change and make sure that none of the same people who have been ruling us continue in power even the staunchest supporters of change in algeria seem to realize the military from their influence on politics may be impossible instead protesters hope for younger leaders who will be less corrupt more democratic and more answerable to the rule of law even if support. we break into programming to take it to washington d.c. where the u.s. senate democrat party leader chuck schumer is speaking right now in new york about special counsel robert muller finishing his roster investigation let's listen in as corrupt we interfere in our elections and whether unlawful means were used to hinder the investigation the american people have
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a right to the truth the watchword is transparency. in conclusion the president himself has called without qualification for the report to be made public there is no reason on god's green earth why attorney general barr should do any less or only good to take one question or two any. i think we should wait to wait for the full report to be issued before jumping to any conclusions i should say that again i think we should wait for the full report to be made public before jumping to any conclusions. i think the demand of the public is overwhelming to see the report when its on such
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a serious matter and it will be made public public pressure will force it to be and i'm now thank you everybody last question to the yankee fans. look i'm not going to draw any conclusions until we see not only the whole report but the underlying findings and documentation thank you everybody. that is. schumer giving a sort of brief press conference in new york responding to reports that the motor investigation has now been completed and delivered to the attorney general so what chuck schumer said in that short press conference is that they are asking for all of the details for them to see all of the details off that report so just once
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again to let you know about this breaking news we now know that the robert muller investigation has been completed and he's finished that investigation into russian meddling in the twenty six thousand u.s. election and whether donald trump's campaign colluded with those efforts so as i'm saying the report has been handed to the attorney general holder now decide how much to share with congress and trump as long derided the investigation as a witch hunt he's described it as that how to cocaine takes us through the kid developments. this is the man who has the u.s. president clearly worried robert mueller the special counsel investigating him his family and his campaign president donald trump has complained and tweeted about him and his investigators more than eleven hundred times by one count calling it a witch hunt hoax the greatest political scandal of all time but trump can actually blame himself for miller having the job in the first place the f.b.i. had already started a national security investigation into potential collusion between russia and the
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trump campaign the man who launched it was later fired andy mccabe is making some very serious claims as to why we had information that led us to believe that there might be a threat to national security in this case that the president himself might in fact be a threat to the united states' national security but it was only after the president stepped in to fire his then f.b.i. director james comey the moeller was appointed now looking into collusion and possible obstruction of justice. of coma's claim that the president had asked him to and investigation into the national security adviser michael flynn it's illegal to interfere in a federal investigation trump himself seemed to confirm in an interview with n.b.c. news that komi was fired because of the russian investigation in fact when i decided to just do it i said to myself i said you know this rusher thing with trump and russia is a made up story it's an excuse by the democrats for having lost an election that
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they should have won then he later told russian officials in the oval office that firing komi took the pressure off it didn't miller has rounded up those closest to the president his former national security adviser deputy campaign manager former lawyer and fixer of all pled guilty his campaign manager was found guilty of a litany of crimes and his long time friend roger stone is also facing charges of lying to congress and impede the investigation the president has another phrase he often uses when it comes to the investigation it was no solution with the russians there was nothing there has been no collusion they won't find any collusion this is no reason whatsoever there are high expectations that miller's report will detail if that is actually true paddy calling al-jazeera washington let's now bring in mike hanna who's joining us from washington d.c. it's a first talk us through what we just heard from chuck schumer a few moments ago. well the key statement there was transparency what the minority
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of senate leader is sustained on is that the whole process become transparent by which he means he wants the report to be made available to congress in its entirety and also to be made public now the house of representatives a short while ago passed a unanimous resolution insisting that the report be made public however all of that is up to the attorney general william barr within strictly establish justice department guidelines it's up to him in consultation with us as as to what aspects of this report will be made public whether it will be in its entirety whether it will be in a redacted form that is essentially up to him now those who he'll be consulting about the issue is deputy rosenstein as well as robert mueller himself so they'll be going through the report together and deciding whether the entire report is
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going to be handed over to congress and made public and that what we heard from chuck schumer is an absolute insistence that it is and on that no this of being made public mike giuliani who is rudy is lawyer is reportedly just said that his lawyers want an early look at mahler's findings before they're made public . well that in itself is problematic for some members of congress particularly the democratic members who in an earlier statement were absolutely insistent that the white house should not have prior information about the report they should not get to look at it before congress does their absolute insistence is that the report should go to congress in terms off the justice department guidelines that is first to the judiciary committees in the senate and in the house of representatives before it goes to the white house so very very clear the position of. leading
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democrats on that particular issue regardless of what president trumps lawyers might say and mike there are reports that we obviously don't know what's in the report but its worth.


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