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unified so many of the groups in syria what happens now in terms of the ongoing conflicts there does this shift the dynamics of who is fighting here absolutely i think this is a very important question because right now as the battle against article is approaching its end we're going to see more like competition over the territories which actually used to control the. thirty's so now we are having the russians the iranians on the one hand trying actually to regain control of the syrian regime of course to regain control of these territories and actually waiting for the americans what the americans are going to decide because if the americans decide to withdraw which is not unlikely. i think i think we are going to see a more like consolidation of the court this forces and and the region under the protection of the united states but we have to actually is going to. is going to view that also is another is another question so probably we're going to see more tension more competition over these thirty's and that is not
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a part of syria. from the arab center for research and policy studies thank you for joining us thank you very much aid workers are desperately trying to get emergency supplies to tens of thousands of people after a devastating site across southern africa an estimated one point seven million people have been affected and mozambique which was west hit two hundred ninety three have now been confirmed dead malcolm webb has been to a village in central. still waiting for aid. this community is in desperate need of help. from here is a river and all of the ground between there and here is completely flat and it's completely flat very far beyond after the cyclamen. this area was affected by flash flooding the water was coming in so fast the people couldn't run if they tried to run they'd be swept away before they could reach higher ground so these are the survivors. the lucky one spent three or four days standing kneedeep in
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water others who were out of their depth had to climb trees to survive. go to. maim or lay in the. tree. people is edging discreetly. help me help me all all people no one. tame and instead did the afraid he said teddy sunday. coming out by diddy and other people is in there. and other peoples come in monday at least ten people died in this village many of them small children who weren't strong enough to withstand the strong currents of the flowing water and now that the water levels receded people are beginning to find the bodies of their loved ones trapped in trees or another deborah meanwhile the survivors desperately need food homes were destroyed crops were destroyed finally some food has arrived
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from the national disaster agency it's not nearly enough to go around the government says it doesn't have nearly enough resources to feed the people here in the like this all over central mozambique. well it's an investigation that's a snared former close associates of donald trump and cast a shadow over his presidency now special counsel robert mueller has submitted his report into allegations of russian collusion in the twenty sixteen u.s. election there's no recommendation of any further indictments but what exactly is in the report remain secret mike hanna has more from washington d.c. . it was in middle of to noon that recently appointed attorney general william barr received special counsel robert miller's long awaited report. national council robert muller has submitted his long awaited report no more indictments coming from the special counsel and he said i waited two years for this is terrible around four
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thirty five pm white house lawyers were notified and about half an hour after that this letter was delivered to the judiciary committees of house and senate and official notification from william barr that the report was in his hands the attorney general added that he'd be consulting with his deputy as well as special counsel to determine what other information from the report can be released to congress and the public. but democratic party leaders insist the complete trip or should be made available to congress it's imperative for mr bor to make the full report public and provide its underlying documentation and findings to congress the million vista geisha has already led to criminal charges being laid against more than thirty individuals at least six of them within trumps in a circle of one stage or another
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a senior justice official who's being quoted as saying that the special counsel does not invision any further indictments but this does not mean an end to the matter they are a number of investigations into criminal activity around the two thousand and sixteen elections as well as into the question of whether president trump obstructed justice or suborned perjury in some cases these intersect the investigation and also at bunce it they are congressional investigations counterintelligence operations and a number of cases being investigated by federal prosecutors in new york and other parts of the country robert mueller may have completed his report but a number of other investigations are just getting underway mike hanna al-jazeera washington. weather is next but still ahead on al jazeera. and guy aimed at iraq's president following
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a ferry disaster we go to our correspondent for an update. hello again and welcome back to international weather forecast where here across europe we have seen some very beautiful weather across much of the area that's all due to high pressure dominating much of central europe that's what we are looking at high pressure up here towards the east as well as high pressure all the way back down towards the iberian peninsula now we do have a couple of systems here across much of the northwest that is going to be the system that causes that high pressure to begin to break down over the next few days here's our forecast for saturday we do have some clouds up here to the north as well as gusty winds across parts of northern germany as well as poland but all the way down here towards the south things are looking much much better we are looking
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at temperatures into the low twenty's for rome as well as down towards sicily athens you're going to be seeing the attempt a few of seventeen degrees as we go towards sunday notice is cloud area right here begin to sink across parts of northern europe that is that stationary boundary that is beginning to break down that area of high pressure down towards the south though it is going to rain quite nice across much of the region we're also looking at some problems here across northwestern africa and now with a few last few days we've seen some stormy weather here across parts of algeria as well as tunisia that's going to continue with heavy rain across the region so for tunis it is going to be a most cloudy day with rain and a temperature of eighty degrees. that was sponsored by countdown and. my main page every weekly news anchor brings a seemingly simple breaking stories and then of course there's donald trump town it's allowed stan an ace. that's right out of. calls for the annihilation.
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as we turn the cameras on the media focus on how they recruit on the stories that matter the most. hello again i'm. reminded of the news this hour u.s. backed forces in syria say they have complete control of the last i still held area in the northeast of the country the democratic forces have raised their flag had been intense fighting there over the last few weeks. aid workers are desperately trying to get emergency supplies to survivors of die the u.n.
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says an estimated one point seven million people have been affected across southern africa the u.n. says stagnant water and decomposing bodies could lead to outbreaks of malaria and cholera. the report into russian interference in the twenty sixteen us election has been completed the main conclusions could be made public as soon as this weekend. while the two mosques in christchurch attacked just over a week ago have reopened police in new zealand say they finished their investigations inside the eleanor and linwood mosques and handed them back to the muslim community. thomas was invited inside the mosque the fest to have been attacked. it has been eight days since the al nord mosque was attacked police have examined and photographed the scene and taken out the bodies builders have ripped out the carpets and repainted the walls at the gates people continue to pay their
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respects leaving flowers and messages of support forty one people were shot and killed here just over a week later the al not a mosque has now been handed back to a muslim community still coming to terms with the tragedy that happened in a mosque they should have been safe here and three year old boy he would have just begun plain war. you know with me here noises and stuff we just sort of oh yeah what's going on and don't think that it's a gunman on the loose or. just his target who said what i was praying in the mosque when the gunman came in this was his first time back i fell down people started falling on me and she just came in or they just started randomly shooting everyone i was since i was underneath the bodies the first couldn't get to me and then i stayed he went out and still in get up. he came back in and it was a silence because almost no one was saying anything and it was it was like crazy
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you know and then i heard shots coming on from the fire and so the mosque was also here's what it was like ok you stay so stay calm and then suddenly you should come and shoot really close to me there was a really no the fear in my heart and qusay were phones were ringing and you find them in which you don't. like the feel of lot of where you is from the other person and i have to also feel the shots they were hitting the other bodies in front of me to feel the pressure of the bullet i think it was there was a hole they were easily hit me then saddam's two three minutes ok it was you know because i couldn't hear is what's of the cause of the carpet and they would come and shoot in front of me again was another shocker and then literally here this time we're doing shots. every ten minutes in groups of fifteen mosque leaders let people in this now no physical sawing of the horrors of eight days ago no blood no obvious bullet holes and virtually no noise inside it looks and smells as though
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every wall has been freshly painted this covering it's over all the carpets and the people inside rather standing in quiet contemplation. all the praying but what the most creo opening is the first time he spelt a piece in days it's been an horrific week of it's a lot of the last of the not for child five as well i'm happy that i get that chance but also i'm sad as well that i lost my circle the last reading of those words was very yeah last i heard a major was from. across the road in the park where this week's friday prayers were held a game of cricket the sound of battle. is the sound of christ church slowly moving on andrew thomas al-jazeera cross church the full extent of the ferry disaster and northern iraq is becoming clear a civil defense says the number of dead is now out at least one hundred twenty one
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hundred people still missing while our correspondent attash going to aim is in mosul and joins us now from the scene of that disaster natasha we can see the crowds on the banks there with you what's the mood like there now. people are sharing their eggs and their anger the funerals continue many of the victims were women and children and the relatives of the estimated one hundred people still missing have been packing the morgue looking for answers for a second day a protest is expected. oh god people are angry in mosul was protestors are calling the iraqi president and other government officials. they say the government has failed to keep in check on the safety of ferries and how they're operated and they want justice for the victims of 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
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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 he's doing five and my wife and 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 boat's operators allowed to many people on board exceeding its maximum capacity arrest warrants have been issued for the amusement park owner and the ferry
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operators they're accused of mismanagement and neglect but 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 underway the floodgates of the most hold them have been lowered 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. the iraqi red crescent says two civilians who volunteered to help divers whole bodies out of the river have died compound this tragedy. and there is not going to end that live for us and myself thank you natasha for that update well pakistan day celebrations have been held in the capital islamabad the traditional annual military parade commemorates the
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resolution passed in lunch nine hundred forty for a separate homeland for muslims and british ruled india india's prime minister has sent his best wishes for the celebrations tension is high following the killing of indian soldiers in disputed kashmir and the shooting down of war planes. to has more from islamabad. to commemorate pakistan day parade held in the city of islamabad and of course the malaysian prime minister mahathir mohamad who is going to the day really to park this don is the chief guest at the ceremony the pakistani air force displayed its cross ritual followed by an aerobatic display by a chinese fighter that have been flown in from china to take part in the. celebrations also it's sixteen pilots from showing all the days august on also showing an area of weapons including indigenously crude mrs ballistic missile and
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men back to tang's august on the parade will go toward. several dignitaries and it is interesting to note that a contingent of the. defense forces. here along kerns and even from brunei in the powder jump just above the parade when you were just on had already said they did warn to create an ad for peace in the region but that it should not be construed as a sign of weakness the pakistani president saying that on the occasion and at the same time the pakistani prime minister appreciating india's prime minister. narendra modi's tweet in which he greeted pakistan so indeed strained but also to commemorate an important day which laid the foundations for a separate muslim state in the subcontinent india has banned
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a prominent pro independence group in didn't misstate kashmir as part of a crackdown on dissent in the region the government accuses the johnny cash and liberation front of raising money for armed groups it was previously banned in one thousand nine hundred but was allowed to operate again laid down to politics last month an attack by another group killed more than forty indian troops and raised tensions with neighboring pakistan. algerians have been out in the hundreds of thousands for a fifth straight week calling not only for president. to go but the rest of the government they rallied in the capital algiers and in cities and towns across the country. this is al jazeera and these are the top stories u.s. backed forces in syria say they have complete control of the last i still held area
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in the northeast of the country the kurdish led syrian democratic forces have raised their flag they have been intense fighting there over the past few weeks aid workers are desperately trying to get emergency supplies to survivors of psycho nitai an estimated one point seven million people have been affected in mozambique which was the west hit two hundred ninety three has now been confirmed dead now the u.n. fears stagnant water and decomposing bodies could lead to outbreaks of malaria and cholera the munna report into russian interference in the twenty sixteen us election has been completed there are reports that the main conclusions could be made public as soon as this weekend president donald trump has repeatedly denied any collusion between his campaign and russia his political rivals the democrats are demanding for the details of the report to be released immediately. now that special counsel muller has submitted his report to the attorney general it's
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imperative for mr bor to make the full report public and provide its underlying documentation and findings to congress attorney general bor must not give the president trump his lawyers or his staff any sneak preview of special counsel mahler's findings or evidence and the white house must not be allowed to interfere in decisions about what ports of those findings or evidence should be made public to mosques in christchurch have reopened to survivors and worship is just over a week after a gunman killed fifty people police say they have finished their investigations and handed them back to the muslim community rescue teams remain at the scene of a ferry disaster in northern iraq which killed at least one hundred people but angry iraqis are blaming the government and demanded answers from the president as he went to the scene of the tragedy on friday algerians have been out in the
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hundreds of thousands for a fifth straight week calling not only for president address these figures to go but the entire government to. those are the headlines the listening post is next. she was the spokeswoman for the students who took over the u.s. embassy in tehran in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine forty years on she's still in the fund believe in the principle she. was sue me to come on the radio and vice president for women and family and friends to al jazeera. tonight. doesn't know where to reach us. it's coming now i described as a terrorist attack. hello i'm richard gere's britain you're at the listening post here are some of the stories we're tracking this week in the aftermath of
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christchurch the role the news media played in covering the story and what led to it c.n.n. kellyanne conway the puff piece and the online blowback senegal where politicians and rappers are connected at the hip and message in a bottle and she said a rather confusing one from the israeli election campaign it's been just over a week now since fifty people muslim worshippers were massacred in new zealand the gunman live streamed his killing spree on facebook and the video all seventeen minutes of it spread from there there's a depressing pattern to the coverage of stories like this one the big tech platform scrambled to take down the offending video and then face questions over whether they did enough quickly enough mainstream news outlets and or a state of inner conflict playing that video on a loop would be wrong but they've got clicks and ratings to consider they find a face to put on the story not the murderer since he's
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a white supremacist they go for new zealand's prime minister just send to our dern a white politician getting far more coverage than the victims are a starting point this week is not new zealand it's a stray it's where the killer. came from and it's where a lot of people are blaming the media especially news outlets owned by rupert murdoch for sowing the seeds of the hate unleashed in christchurch. journalism is built through words and images sometimes though the story lies in the numbers a study conducted by one path network and islamic media outlet based in sydney tallied up the number of negative stories that five newspapers owned by rupert murdoch's news corp produced in the year two thousand and seventeen these days islam sells so it's no surprise that newspapers are cashing in. but you might be
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shocked to know just how much they are it found almost three thousand such stories referring to islam or muslims alongside words such as radical. or terrorism headlines like. the head of the class from syria with. let's just in twenty seventeen. we're talking more than eighty articles a day trying islam and muslims negatively once every second day in two thousand and seventeen there was a front page that demonized and spoken to people about muslims and this is bound to have an impact on the way that australians and mainstream a c.v. spend slim's murdoch has personally come out and attacked muslims on twitter previously his newspapers are quite disproportionate in the coverage when it comes to muslims they exaggerate certain aspects they are quite divisive and dangerous and sometimes are completely wrong if you slam was a person that islam would have a very good defamation case against the mood of press the media is still powerful
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in the sense that a lot of people turn to it as their primary source of information and certainly for older australians or people who continue to watch t.v. and consume the mainstream newspapers they're not really getting a diversity if you. i don't want this to be a bashing of one particular news organization it's actually across the board some places are just more egregious than others. and while the murdoch media empire is headquartered in new york and entrenched in london it got its start and remains hugely influential you know that's where the christchurch killer was born raised and in all likelihood radical. if australia is mainstream media helped the murderous believe he's signing on in social media was where he went to script his first stop was on a website called a chair he posted his manifesto seventy three pages of the day before the mass then he live streamed his attack on facebook from there it spread reposed it on you tube
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talked about on reddit travelling the world before the big tech platforms even song what was happening on their sites the killer clearly understood the way the internet works and exploit it. i do think that there was a type of mocking the media kind of element to it i took away from that that there was a clear attempt to game both the media system the news the its coverage patterns against it but also use that media system to get attention for what he was trying to do it same time the internet is a double edged sword i know it was in on it in the past as a tool to put forward underrepresented voices we know now that it's also amplified the voices of high that for every instance of its news to topple authoritarian regimes we have incidents like the live streaming of the matter of fifty. the early days of the internet or college the wild west anybody can have a voice anybody can have an opinion it's great it's not that way anymore and so on and their business models don't work if they shut people down you could look at
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them as a pure distillation of free expression ideology but i would say more this is a market choice you know that they their sites don't exist literally if people are unable to post and comment i think we should recognise. white supremacy and all the ideologies of hate preexisted the internet and so while we pay due attention to the sheer speed and global reach of the internet we need to talk about how hateful ideologies come into being what allows them to flourish and i have to say that although internet platforms have a reach and spreads that other media don't print media and broadcast media are not without their share of responsibility. when the story broke across the mainstream news media the new zealand government quickly banned domestic outlets from showing the video deeming the material objectionable the prime minister just sindar dern went further when she vowed to never say the gunman's name he saw many things from
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his active here but one was notoriety. and that is why. his name or mash too many global news outlets followed that same approach voluntarily choosing not to show the video images of the perpetrator or identify him by the exceptions one of which was the mail online a british news website were widely criticised and quickly shamed into taking the video down prime minister are dern has been a near constant feature in the news coverage widely praised for the sensitivity she showed to the victims' families and her government's almost instant ban on semiautomatic weapon somehow a politician who campaigned on reducing immigration to new zealand has become the face of this story and in congress already that was noted by this cambridge university academic. well let me first class five i think it is good stamps to send the order as prime minister is doing her job she is doing but dignity and
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competence so i have no issues with her there is a book coming in there a lot has to do with not who just send us but what function she is playing fifty people who are most. him have lost their lives they should be at the heart of this story part of what is happening i think is a degree of damage control and i think the figure of just in the order is being deployed to do that damage control which is to say the repeated claimed this is not who we are i think a more helpful claims to say this is not who we want to be and we need to grapple with this as a community so that we can become who we aspire to be rather than dissidents this thing this is not who we are when news organizations put such a focus on a single figure they must receive a need on the part of white audiences the people doing the clicking what kind of need would we be talking about i think that we know this from hollywood that
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stories that don't have a white characters somewhere along the way even if it's a largely black cast don't want this it's wide interest and i think that the idea goes well beyond hollywood it comes to our news stories as well and i think it is not accidental that just send. elicits the clicks that news organizations and platforms need because here is somebody who does allow a certain kind of redemption narrative. if prime minister are durn really is a white redeemer she now has plenty of company this past friday the muslim call to prayer was broadcast nationwide on state owned television news anchors were headscarves in solidarity so that countless women of all religious descriptions sending messages of their own however this story did not start in new zealand its
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causes lie elsewhere including australia and the so-called news outlets that have trafficked in hate for so long for them with their. action is still a long way off. these people need to be accountable for their actions and although some of them have come out with words of condolences and you know some messages of support please thanks but no thanks three percent of support are not something that we need we need radical change we need to do both to protect muslims from the system of phobia because the reality is is that you have contributed to the stomach phobic climate in australia and new zealand and around the world your words your actions are complicit. we're discussing other media stories that are on our radar with one of our
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producers and mena c.n.n. put out a piece this week a rather lengthy one on the white house spokesperson kellyanne conway it got a lot of flack over that report walk us through that story so this story is part of a c.d.s. that's being run by c.n.n. it's called and i'm not kidding bad ass women d.c. it's about powerful women in the u.s. captain conway fighting for trump on t.v. is valuable currency for a cable news obsessed president but the report runs eight and a half minutes and it profiles one of the most prolific liars of the trump administration now bear in mind c.n.n. says that it does facts first journalism and throughout this entire report there's just a passing mention of kellyanne conway is deliberate and persistent dissent from nation but she is heavily criticised for sometimes taking it too far entering the realm of alternative facts there are lots of problems here it's not just what the report emits it's also the way in which c.n.n. normalizes conway and the role that she's playing now there are actually interview
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producers at c.n.n. who have said they will not be a conduit because of her lies and now you see this puff piece on the same network now on social media the blowback was immediate there were lots of comments and gifts and people asking why would the network even do this. now one of the only plausible theories is access trump and c.n.n. are at loggerheads however in washington access still matters so you got in touch or c.n.n. asked them questions about this no one gets back to you but those questions they won't be on this particular report yes we're heading towards the two thousand and twenty presidential elections and i wanted to ask c.n.n. given that experience of the two thousand and sixteen cycle have the learned anything are we going to see anything different now you might remember during the primary season c.n.n. would just cut to trump rallies and run them in their entirety it's great for ratings but for the candidate it's basically a free ride just free airtime after those elections c.n.n. president jeff zucker he spoke to new york times magazine and he said the idea that
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politics is a sport is undeniable we understood that and we approached it that way the recipe for the network hasn't changed c.n.n. still books trump backers who come on to the air they lie.


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