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tv   Inside Story 2019 Ep 82  Al Jazeera  March 24, 2019 3:32am-4:01am +03

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and i did had paul ford friend in the region. if. thailand is holding his first general election since a military coup in twenty fourteen that will be on sunday but finally get to cast their ballots many wonder if the process will be truly democratic highbury for some bangkok. you know from rubber plantations in the south to the opposition heartland in the northeast candidates are on their last push before the nearly fifty two million thais head to the polls on sunday. while they'll be playing their role in the democratic process there's a widespread belief that with a constitution crafted by the military any new government will be far from democratic the two hundred fifty member senate will be appointed by the military government ensuring it has a strong grip on parliament sunday's polling is for the five hundred seats in the lower house. and there's also
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a pro-military party running. don't need. with coup leader. as their candidate for prime minister as much as we try to celebrate the upcoming election i don't think i think that it's legal for us to celebrate we know that we get bigger conditions within the const within the constitution and that conason eat still and the democratic. and the military has used the courts to curb competition among others it has filed cases against a poor thai party led by former prime minister taksin. he faces corruption charges he says are politically motivated and lives in exile was put ty and its predecessors have won every general election since two thousand and one the whole into. the judiciary can certainly the straw a these pro talks and parties. so in the end. the election will certainly be a spectacle that people can use to express themselves and be happy that they had
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a voice but in the outcome the haunter wins again i would say some feel that the military government has been clever in exploiting the divisions here in thai society but some say part of the blame rests on the biggest political parties the democrats put die. the supporters of these two parties are known as the yellow shirts and red shirts and their rivalry has been the basis for nearly two decades of instability and led to two military coups three hundred sixty seven seats is the magic number needed to gain control and form a government opinion polls indicate no single party will reach it so it's likely a coalition will need to be formed and with the deck stacked in the military's favor many expect compromises will have to be made any. political parties that will be successful in this election will face. a monumental task of dismantling
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enough power to solve repression that have been carefully put in place by the military. so even after the ballots are counted and winners are announced they'll be some intense political horse trading before the people of this nation see the face of their next government scott harbor al jazeera bangkok and try and story has more from the hometown of former prime minister. chiang mai northern thailand can be considered a political stronghold of thompson shinawatra tocsin and his sister are former prime ministers of this country who were ousted either in a coup or by the courts over the last fifteen years and despite living in self-imposed exile they are still a strong political force they draw their support mainly from the rural population in the north and northeast parts of the country who remain grateful to thompson for giving them access to cheaper health care and agricultural subsidies but over the last five years with the military government in charge it has put in place
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a constitution and electoral rules that give it an inbuilt advantage including capping the number of seats a party can win in an election now critics say this is to prevent another comeback by thompson whose parties have not lost an election since two thousand and one now on the eve of the election an english language newspaper has described this election as a contest that is neither we nor fair despite this we are anticipating a high voter turnout in early voting that took place last week the great eighty seven percent and for cost us are taking that as an indication that the turnout rate for sunday is going to be high as well people are keen to take part in this election when the military took over in a coup in two thousand and fourteen it had promised to hold polls within a year or two and people have been waiting for nearly five years now to cost that vote to head on the news hour an american teenager i still heard gold medal
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collection of the gymnastics well peter i have the details next in sports to stay with us. in the country playing political capital gains with europe and russia the people trying to find their voice. but under the yawn free stroke of the soon cool gloss dictator of europe voicing any opposition is risky. the penalties can be serving. the better roost in emma own weakness documentary. on al-jazeera around ten million yemenis are on the edge of balance examining the headlines netanyahu is looking at charges of bribery fraud and breach of trust setting the discussions you're denying that he was beaten by the police i did not deny sharing personal stories with
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a global audience explore an abundance of world class programming designed to inform motivate and inspire and that it's all good by the world is watching on al-jazeera. welcome back an exhibition of thirty five red dresses that a museum in washington d.c. is highlighting crimes against native american women they are ten times more likely to be murdered than the u.s. national average the artist jamie black hopes a new exhibit at the smithsonian prevents more women going missing. my name's
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david black and i am the artist behind the red dress projects and it's an installation art project for a missing and murdered indigenous them and girls i really wanted to bring forth and bring forward and create a space for our indigenous women's voices through doing this work and really breaking the silence around the violence women are experiencing but also creating a space to talk about our power and and the ways we want to move forward as as communities read as a really powerful and spiritual and ceremonial color for many cultures across the world to me it's the color of life blood and so it's really about our power and our sacredness as women but it's also you know it also leads to the violence that women are experiencing in the spilling of the sacred blood since the onset of colonisation in indigenous communities and settlers have had a fraud and violent relationship. really based on a theory sure of indigenous places and so i think that you know indigenous women
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have always been the center of community and culture and they're in direct opposition to this this colonial encroachment and i really make it make the link between violence against indigenous women and indigenous women standing up to maintain culture and community in the face of colonisation. i think the power of art is really it speaks to people's hearts and i think that people you know when they when they walk by these dresses they feel a presence next to them and they can erase that feeling and that connection and it really opens up a space for us to educate and talk to people about what's going on if they don't know but it also offers a space of mourning and a space to for families to come and connect their loved ones and see that we are supporting you know them. are you following supposed to be the leader though misused triumphant return to. so argentina national team duty
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instead it ended in a bad defeat of venezuela with a coach threatening to quit in the aftermath messi missed six internationals after going into self-imposed exile when argentina were knocked out of the world cup venezuela one verse friendly three one on friday and messi finished up with an injured growing but there was action off the pitch as well that's because venezuela coach and rafael did m.l. threatened to resign after a verse visit from an official representing opposition leader one guy doe before friday's game in madrid venezuela is in the midst of a power struggle between wide or and the president nicolas smug little. in the i spoke to the vice president after the game and i've left my position at their disposal i've done it because i've noticed that all this time we have been swimming in dirty water because we are very politicized. saturday's qualifiers on next year's european championships they are in full swing georgia lost to
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switzerland three matches have just been coming up to full time italy kick off later hoping to get back on track after missing the world cup last year. the pic of sunday's game sees the netherlands take on germany in amsterdam the dutch cycled to training on saturday and have been on the bit of a roll recently with a three no win over the germans on their way to reaching the some of these nations league finals they got off to a good start in europe qualifying with a four no win over belarus on thursday coach ronald kerman leading a resurgence since their absence from the world cup well commons older brother owen got his hands on some silverware on saturday he's oman team wonderful nation amory cup the arab team beat singapore on penalties after drawing the final one one. afghanistan the malaysian air to early on saturday to decide to place the afghans took the lead thanks to five yes there is a longer range in kuala lumpur but malaysia had an even better one up they sleeve
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look at their eyes masses dipping shots to fight back to malaysia winning two one. into being almost six weeks since former bahraini football or hockey a.b. was released from prison in thailand and he's just made a successful return to the pitch became known as a substitute for ease of stray and team pascoe vale in their two no whenever south melbourne he was arrested in bangkok in november while on honeymoon and threatened with extradition to bahrain despite having refugee status in australia a.b. since being given the strain in citizenship christchurch is super rugby team the crusaders played its first match since fifty people were killed in the mosque shooting last week the nine time champions held a minute of silence alongside the words of players ahead of the game in sydney and went on to lose for the first time in twenty games because of the shooting the crusaders are considering changing their main because of its association with the medieval religious walls between christians and muslims.
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jack of h. is up and running in his attempt to win a record seventh title at the miami open the world number one beat bernard tomic in straight sets on friday it's the sixth time he's beaten the australian in as many meetings. sweden's rebecca petersen put a tie in miami open german serena williams to work the twenty three time grand slam champion lost the second set six one but overcame the different form to close out the match lisa. bron james first season with the l.a. lakers hasn't quite turned the might have hoped the brooklyn nets eliminated l.a. from playoff contention with a one hundred and eleven or one hundred six victory so the lakers will miss the playoffs for a franchise record six straight season that's the spike the arrival of le bron it fell just short of the eighty first career triple double.
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elsewhere journey sente to compare was back for the movie back's against miami heat after missing two games with an ankle injury the great got eleven points in the first quarter and thirty's ankle again in the second but he return shortly after and scored twenty seven points in twenty eight minutes as he took his team to a one hundred sixteen eighty seven when. australia's cricketers beat pakistan in their first one day international in the united arab emirates chasing two hundred eighty one to weigh in australian captain aaron french school the same shereen sharjah shown marsh also finished up with an unbeaten ninety one of the aussies beat the pakistanis by eight wickets with an over to spare. american gymnast jade carey is certainly making her presence felt at the artistic gymnastics world cup in doha on saturday the eighteen year old was at her best in the floor exercise kerry won gold in the vault competition on friday so
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a victory here makes the two gold medals in as many days for her italy's lawyer mori and vanessa ferrari were second and third in the suv. and one even if a man on the way again later folly peter thank you very much for that that's it for this news hour on al-jazeera from me fully back to the whole team here and i thank you very much for watching live from milan the news center next with barbara sara to stay with us. i move every weekly news cycle brings a series of breaking stories joined the listening post as we turn the cameras on
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the media and focus on how they report on the stories that matter the most on al-jazeera the chip's first democratically elected president ousted and held incommunicado since two thousand and thirteen events shrouded in secrecy so power change hands as the military seize control from its commander in chief for the first time al-jazeera reveals exclusively what happened behind closed doors directly from those who witnessed it first hand morsy the final hours. on al-jazeera. with bureaus spanning six continents across the globe. al-jazeera has correspondents live and bring the stories they tell of the.
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letters. were at the mercy of their eyes for palestinian al-jazeera fluent in world news 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 a firm believer in the principle she fought for assume a m. to cause iranian vice president for women and family affairs talks to al-jazeera. hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through london calling for a second referendum.
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you're watching al jazeera live from london also coming up kurdish forces backed by the u.s. raised their flag after driving i saw from its last territory in syria we climbed trees and stayed there for four days without food those who grew too weak to spiral down into the water we report from a mozambican village cut off by the floodwaters as the death toll from cycle need i passes seven hundred and president trump heads to the golf course over the u.s. attorney general to release details of robot will lose report. thank you for joining us hundreds of thousands of people have marched through central london demanding a new referendum on whether the u.k. should leave the european union after three years of chaotic negotiations it's still uncertain how or when breaks it will have happened for many protesters in the capital it's the biggest political crisis in
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a generation as prime minister to resign may struggles to unite parliament behind her brakes a plan so nick reports from london. they bought central london to a standstill at a time when the government is power lies by bricks it this was supposed to be the week when the u.k. would have picked on its divorce from the european union instead. there is more uncertainty more waiting and more anger and the forty eight percent of britons who voted in the referendum three years ago to remain in the u.k. are increasingly exasperated this wasn't what they were promised this was a campaign based on lies and i think people. leaving the european union were actually means was politicians from across the spectrum called for the government to arrange another referendum echoing the demonstrators concerned that the deadlock whether you. voted for europe you know to leave european union whichever place will
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fall to you support i mean we could all agree that the talks were been forced on the national interest filmmakers so poor and the rich are so like this week or so strong that it's making us more divided not more you know. they came from all over britain all against the very idea of bricks and given the strength the feeling on show here it's very difficult to see how this can be reconciled when an even if breaks it happens i wanted to remain because i'm european i'm one of a cloud and i want to stay one of a club i don't want us to be little britain. there is a lot riding on what happens over the next few days now the prime minister to resign may face extra time to push through her deal she is facing the political fight of her life one but she may not survive may has blamed british m.p.'s for the bricks and obstacles and that has cost us support for another attempt at
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a vote on ho withdrawal agreement the marchers insist that nothing is a done deal britain is in full so. of a political crisis not decades while there is a political stalemate it is impossible to predict what happens next but opposition to it here is alive and kicking die any time soon. al-jazeera london. the us backed forces in syria have held the parade after the clearing victory in the last i saw in northeast syria syrian democratic forces raised their flag in the town after what they're calling a full territorial defeat of the armed group and the elimination of its so-called caliphate. reports now from beirut. this was the moments i so lost its
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last piece of territory in syria kurdish fighters hoisting their flag declaring that v. are now in control or that. our forces have raised our flag and have declared this and that this so called cully faith in north and syria this victory couldn't have been a sheave were it not for the great sacrifices of our brave martyrs within hours of victory ceremony was held in brussels and the u.s. special envoy on syria it was there alongside kurdish fighters from the u.s. army has been supporting this critical milestone in the fight against isis. delivers a crushing strategic blow and underscores the unwavering commitment of our local partners and the global coalition to defeat isis. the self declared caliphate which won sponsored waves of syria and iraq how to venture been refused to the town of but was as it was unable to withstand the might of the u.s.
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led coalition which bombed it from the skies and on the ground of groups including the kurdish led syrian the. fence forces the s.d.f. and the turkish back to free syria army. the taking the booze from ice all came just hours after the white house issued a statement announcing the total defeat of the group but even though it no longer controls the land analysts say it's premature to declare the end of the group itself. so what next for syria in other parts of the country where i saw has been overrun the vacuum has been filled by different fighting groups close to the turkish border for instance formally i saw held territory is now under the control of the free syrian army a group that anchor approves of while in member genoud the kurdish fighters have taken over since eisel rose to prominence in two thousand and fourteen the international community slowly stopped talking about the syrian revolution and the
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struggle for freedom and the narrative became one of defeating i saw in combating terrorism and that's helped us that survive the presence of i saw also discourage many countries from supporting armed opposition groups in the syrian civil war now that i saw no longer controls any territory inside syria the question is will the international community refocus attention on the atrocities committed against the syrian people by the us or the government and its allies jamal and show you on al-jazeera beirut. at least one hundred fifteen forlani herders have been killed in mali in an attack blamed on an ethnic militia the mayor of a nearby town says gunmen dressed as traditional dons or hunters targeted the village of in the early hours of saturday they also attacked. another flan a village near by violence between philosophy and rival communities as compound that an already dire security situation in mali regions which were used as
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a base by groups linked to al qaida and eisel. at least eighteen people have died in a wave of violence unleashed by our fighters in the somali capital mogadishu first the suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near the ministry of labor on demand then stormed the building sparking a gun battle with police least fifteen people were killed including an assistant minister and four of the gunmen in a separate attack a bomb at a checkpoint killed at least three people. we were in the middle of judy's when the suicide vehicle exploded at the gate i fled from the building just as the gunfire was starting. the ministry building when the first explosion happened in front of the gate black smoke was seen rising then gunfire erupted at the scene and i fled from the area. two million eight hundred ninety thousand that's the staggering number of people who've been affected by cycling
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either by which tore through southern africa last week submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the water the storm is now known to have killed four hundred seventy people in mozambique and the splay state six hundred thousand nearly four thousand square kilometers of crops have been damaged leaving many with nothing to harvest the storm then ripped through eastern zimbabwe killing two hundred fifty nine people sixteen thousand households were displaced as the cycle flattened homes and swept away entire communities the storm brought torrential rains and floods to malawi even before it made landfall killing fifty six people ninety four thousand people were forced from their homes well survivors in mozambique say they had to cling on to trees for days without food or water no one knows how many people are actually missing from and then get this strict al-jazeera as marc webb reports it's not easy to get to armando jacoby's home
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so he claimed it i cut off many parts of central mozambique he turned his mayfield's to mud we find it left nothing of his house and it took his aunt uncle and two nephews and. those who managed to swim across the river others were washed away we climbed trees and stayed there for four days without food those who grew too weak just fell down into the water it is god that saved us it's religious like armando's on riverside planes that have been hardest hit this is all that remains of one of our monitors neighbors' homes had several hearts in this compound another one was here all that's left is these sticks. just a few days ago the water level was about twice as high as i am and his neighbors survived by climbing these trees many more people from this village still missing
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across the river we met on ten years. his house was swept away all his possessions were inside. his the water went down he's been searching here for them he found something else instead as we get closer this is a terrible smell not another dead goat or cow but the body of his four year old neighbor. where i found the body all searching for my things somebody recognized the boy his family is in a camp nearby i want to go and tell them that people here say it's the worst i claim to hit mozambique in living memory. down the road survivors gather to receive food no one here is eaten for days government relief workers have brought some rice and flour but the village administrator tells people it's not nearly enough. that. the people in this area lost everything we don't have houses we don't have food we
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don't have clothes we have nothing we need help all i have is the clothes i'm wearing. and families given barely enough for one day the government says it needs foreign support. for a month ahead and everyone here will depend on it to survive. malcolm webb al-jazeera says in denver district mozambique. still to come in this half hour. skirmishes in france but the nineteenth saturday of protests is largely peaceful after president always the military. all down people sort of polling on this. issue just came in or they just sort of randomly shooting everyone stories of survival and grief to mosques that were attacked in new zealand last week opened their doors once again.
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