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the eight are strong words there from the palestinian president but that's not the end of the message coming out from the arab league summit they've also begun to issue a draw a communique a final communique that'll involved iran as well there's very strong words to iran saying that they needed to stop meddling in the affairs of the arab world they need to remove their militias from arab countries also there will be a mention of a syria a separate state went actually when it comes to the occupied golan heights now that's unusual for the arab summit to issue a separate statement on something like this but clearly it's something that they feel very strongly about the bend not going to change their language they do not recognize the fact that the u.s. has recognized the golan heights as being israeli territory they say it's still occupied territory and ron thank you very much for that for now that's a non-con. live and tune as well we are going to get more on this we're joined by al-jazeera senior political analyst shabda as enron's been saying my van it is
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a very strong message on palestine but do you expect them to follow through beyond what we've heard today i don't know for some reasons one we've heard some of the language before about about these jerusalem from the last summit about the u.s. or could mission of israel kept in jerusalem we've heard words like dangerous like reckless like a violation of the national law but that was last year this time in fact the first statement came out in december two thousand and seventeen and aside from a non-binding resolution of the united nations there was no follow the second reason is it seems as i understand it from the summit. that there has been disagreement behind the scenes about how to react to the upcoming american initiative the so-called deal of the century some countries want to embrace it regardless of its. its negative implications for palestine and
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others want to reject it completely so because they couldn't agree on how to approach the american issues that they decided then just to reaffirm restates. previous statements on palestine by the of two state solution and so on so forth i mean i could see some of the people there either for being asleep or just spacing out because they've heard these words before to be honest with you if every time i've heard that statement about a style the penny i would have been a millionaire by now and it's not just unfortunately disunity on the issue of palestine and israel because as you mentioned there are some countries that do want to support president. of the century and there are countries within the arab league who move in closer to israel whether openly or there's also disunity on some of the biggest issues that they wanted to discuss at this thirtieth summit on syria some
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countries wanting to readmit syria into the arab league you know even on yemen where the saudis and the iraqis the fighting the hook is but they're also supporting different groups in yemen and then there's libya absolutely so in short they don't agree on much in short despite the fact that the summit has been dubbed by the tunisian president the hosts as the summit of sort of that the determination sort of that if he is only a symbolic and basically falls and the termination is nonexistent it's only theoretical so all in all the arab world is divided on a number of issues a number of axes in fact over some seventy plus years that the arab world has never been as divided the arab league has not been as divided as it is today it is very unfortunate that after seven years of uprising and upheavals and the demand by arab citizenry for a true. dick taking on of
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prosperity democracy freedom and unity that the arab leaders are ever more attached only to their very narrow interests as regimes to the to the survival of the regime than to the broader interests of the other people and as you said in yemen we see that the saudis have ensured that no real initiative is taken through resolve that issue on syria but that division whether suited gets in or does not get in to the arab league on the question of palestine only symbolic and the old by the way all of them said by the style is the number one issue for the arab world not imagine this has been the number one issue for seventy years i mean probably a lot of palestinians are saying you know could we could leave not be the number one issue perhaps it is all right ron thank you as always for your analysis we appreciate it thank you. much more still ahead on the news hour
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a new twist in the battle between the world's richest man and a u.s. tabloid magazine. a backlash in brazil dating back fifty five years how the president's plan to have an opposite effect to what he intends and sports shoemark a son starts first on the victory slips out of his cross hall. now one of algeria's richest men and a close backer of president of the as he's beautifully cow has been arrested at the border collie had resigned as head of the algerian business leaders farm on thursday he has been awarded large public works contracts by the government to help fund election campaigns now algerians living in france a gathering for a seventh week of anti-government protests against. they're rallying in support of the millions of algerians who are demanding. change algeria's army chief is also
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pushing for eighty two year old with a flicker to be declared unfit for office. right to ukraine now where people are voting for their next presidential field of thirty nine candidates but only three have a real chance of winning well known comedian volatile. who has never held political office is ahead in opinion polls while current president petro poroshenko and former prime minister yulia timoshenko are neck and neck behind him john holl reports from kiev. this is the unexpected front runner in the race to become ukraine's next president lauded me as a linsky is an actor and comedian his campaign appearances are stand up comedy act what he lacks in actual policy or political experience he makes up for with his on screen persona in a popular television series he's a teacher blows the whistle on corruption suddenly finding himself yes president of
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ukraine that's. great. he's famous for one thing young people see him as an. outsider figure which they like and. yes i like was a personality but it seems even he isn't sure if he can be president or not we don't know either we just want to believe that he's a better option previous presidents with businessmen politicians and lawyers maybe a comedian can make a difference for ukraine only in my opinion many feel the political zelinsky could hardly do worse than the current president petro poroshenko he came to power after russia's annexation of crimea vowing to end the war in the east and sweep away corruption. the billionaire confectionery king here immortalized in bullet casings and his own sweet and chocolate wrappers has bowed to pressure from the
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international monetary fund raising utility prices that hurt the poor and he's in a circle is implicated in allegedly corrupt weapons purchases. seeker option i think we should talk about this that's why the reason of these. painting this is a conversation viz president bush and the first to fall and if he'll be elected for the second time i hold food that it will make him to sink a vote what kind of place in the history he wants to to get. also in the running after two decades in politics and three years in prison is former prime minister yulia timoshenko many of her supporters at the final rally in central kiev were bussed in from the countryside drawn by a pledge to consume a gas prices the focus of this election is the economy few promises being made about the war that's the toxic question for all the candidates no one has answered
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and a lot has. no one wants to take responsibility for five years of war after a people's rebellion against russian influence and corruption and ukraine is a country that seems stuck unsure now which way to turn. and john is joining us live from kiev now incredible join us to think that a comedian with no political experience is the front runner especially given he's given little details so far about policies or how he'd govern. it does seem the vote for blow to ms lewinsky is a real protest vote a rejection by many people just a touch under thirty percent in fact according to partial exit polls released a short while ago thirty percent of voters who feel that the incumbent and the other mainstream political kind of this just haven't succeeded in solving this country's many problems in the time they've had in office and it's time perhaps for an absolute change at petro poroshenko and yulia tymoshenko battling it out for
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second and third place according to these partial results it is likely well he's certain almost now that this election will go into a second round let me bring in my guest peter my of works for the razor democracy initiative thanks very much for joining us peter does this man zelinsky have the answers do you think and if so what are they as he's not telling anyone well it's a million dollar question he certainly has the appearances and you know he's been playing for several years now the role of a successful a bit quirky president you know and has been able to blur the line between art and life in the minds of many of the electorate who seem to be very enthusiastic about him as far as the answers go not so fast he has made certain. noises as two of the below the dish of the russian versus ukrainian language he's been playing you know favorites with the south eastern part of the electorate the
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russian speakers he is much less of a nationalist than the other candidates but as far as the economy as far as the solution or his proposals to solve the crisis in eastern ukraine in the crimea he seems to be really wobbly and that is the reason he is the visors have kept him away from cameras that were to be fair it does cede that he could hardly do worse than petro poroshenko for instance on a lot of those issues he's had for years in power he's obviously hoping for a second shot but hasn't managed it nor does he have the answers to the russian question. into the war to the economy to corruption while his one strong claim that he can make is that he has rebuilt the army and he's been able to defend the territory of ukraine and to try to unite and to hold down the positions meaning the front line. economic prescriptions far as a new source of reform. that the west has been expecting from poroshenko he is he
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had a very difficult job headed i'm not sure that at this point any other kind would have done much better than him but is the populace disenchanted yes but so is the populace disenchanted elsewhere i mean this is the time of kind of the you know the the the rise of the you know the masses the populist revolt and the revolt against the entrenched political elites quite extraordinary on the part of somebody like mr poroshenko to run for a second term as president but of a really nothing terms of vision well i mean he has to i mean what he's doing is he's actually drawing on a sources of nationalism and russian resentment and he's so increasingly charting what the past of ukraine as an independent entity and his you know he was store the independence of the ukrainian orthodox church he's brought back you know the idea of you know strong ukrainian state and culture he's been very much to the right on
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the issue of the ukrainian language etc by this far as you know looking to the future i don't think any of the candidates has proposed eighty concrete what about you give him a neck and neck with him she could make a big return to public and she is a has been i don't think anyone considers her or would consider her a fresh face in ukraine in politics a lot of voters seem to well there is still a likelihood that she may actually be able to do it you know to enter the second round you know the it is on after we leave it thanks very much for your insights certainly an interesting election shaping up here and now so to go into a second round back to you john i think you very much for that for now that's john what the latest live in can't thank you. now facebook's boss is calling for new rules to govern the internet had wants governments to share responsibility for policing what we click on and a newspaper article mark zuckerberg says it's not for companies alone to define and monisha harmful content he's pushing for
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a common global framework to police privacy and data as well as to stop the spread of hate speech facebook's facing a series of scandals including its failure to stop the live streaming of the new zealand mosque attacks which killed fifty people earlier this month. among the stories still to come no drilling for oil in the arctic a u.s. judge donald trump's executive order unlawful and invalid. and one of the most famous coaches in football field speculation over a big name signing to his club that's coming up in sports. hello again welcome back well this hour i want to take you up here towards a live on but we have been talking about the very heavy rain that we are seeing across the region you can see it on satellite image and we are already picking up
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the rain right now across parts of iraq and now coming into iran now we're very concerned about this region because it is already saturated from our previous storm that we saw at the beginning of last week the custom deadly flooding there we expect to see some rain anywhere between one hundred to two hundred millimeters of rain over the next few days and as we go towards tuesday things across the ron do get better but here across northern iraq things are going to remain quite wet there well across the gulf we are seeing our tempers rising and here on monday about thirty six to be is going to be a high note so the clouds across the region with the rain up to the north could see some rain here in doha as well could be thunderstorms and as we go towards tuesday we do expect to see those temperatures coming down to about normal for this time of year but still quite cloudy across much of the region and that as we make away across southern africa things not looking too bad down here towards the south not a lot of clouds to speak of but we are picking up those cooler temperatures across much of the area so for cape town it is going to be an eighteen degree day there up towards durban maybe a shower or two or twenty six and johannesburg
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a nice day for you with a temperature of about twenty six degrees. twenty one the teenage years are left behind still trying to find a place trying to fit in to the whole picture and adult hood begins to take for i do cook occasionally but doesn't really want me do you want me to stay off my feet in two thousand and six south africa revisits the children of apartheid for the third time and much has changed over the past fourteen years twenty one up south africa 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 a global audience explore an abundance of world class programming designed to
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inform motivate and inspire you and it's all good by the world is watching on al-jazeera. it's good to have you with us on the al-jazeera news hour and these are our top stories watching has ended and turkey's elections president roger private at the once party is fighting to hold on to major cities as the country faces recession leaders of the arab league summit and to have made a new unified push for the creation of a palestinian state the summit took place against a backdrop of division war and unrest across the region with conflicts in yemen
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syria and libya also on the agenda and ukrainians are voting in presidential elections comedienne the lenski has led opinion polls despite having no political experience. now anti corruption candidates is on a couple has won slovakia's presidential election making her the country's first fame. thank the liberal lawyer who has no previous political experience of being the governing party candidate in the second round from offload couple to pro europe and told supporters that she saw her victory as a signal for change she will be sworn in and june to the largely ceremonial position. i accept this result with great humbleness and sense of great responsibility i think all of you for being here with me and i promise you that i will be with you let's look for things that connect us let's place to work for
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a better slovakia's above all the fights fought for personal gains let's invite other people in pursuit of ideas and values that connected us through the election now saudi arabia is being accused of hacking the phone of jeff bezos the owner of the online shopping giant amazon and the washington post bezos hired private investigators after his fallen messages were leaked to the national enquirer a tabloid newspaper has detectives have lent the hack to the washington post's extensive coverage of the murder of some of the journalist jamal khashoggi saudi ministers have previously denied any link to the national enquirer leak. now the is a human rights activist and he tweeted to confirm yes i was a direct source for baze office investigation team over the past six weeks my team and i were working overtime on the story but held off on publishing anything there was still a lot we can't publish but we continue to work on this was baghdad he is joining us
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from oslo now very good to have you with us on al-jazeera so how did you come to be involved in this investigation. well thank you for having me elizabeth. very early on after february seventh that's when jeff bezos published that a post on medium in which he exposed the attempt to blackmail them. i immediately noticed and i immediately started putting together a team to start to look into what might be behind this because it's it was such a bizarre story and also a very explosive story. so i posted some initial notes a few days after that and i believe it was february before the mid of the middle of february that bezos as team reached out and we have been coordinating since then we've been you know. exchanging information of course as you can imagine the most explosive part of. the claims right now is the hacking the electronic eavesdropping
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so to speak yeah but the investigation itself was much wider than this it's wasn't only about how they came to possess the information but why and you know and so when you say why why do you think it is while it is directly as as you mentioned into it in your introduction it is directly. linked to what happened was a mushroom she as you can imagine jeff bezos is a man who owns the washington post but he's also a man who is a businessman who was doing a lot of business insider against manning to look even more but so much this man in the world in fact. absolutely and of course it was about. three in the end. and you know it is again the saudis have denied the national enquirer as all ministers they active you know fully in the reporting of the story it is one thing however unacceptable you know to hack the phones of human rights activists
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and dissidents which saudi arabia has been reported to have done but to hack jeff bay's office for fun is another thing oh absolutely and you know like it's also the angle of the saudis being not very disciplined about their use and of of this kind of technology which is actually threatening it's not only threatening to you know it's basically really effectively it could start a cyber war where we're you know even companies and if this is legal then it is a big problem but also it's a problem i should mention for the technology companies that actually provide these kind of services such as an assault on others and you might notice that for about a week now before i head off gavin de becker is article in the daily beast in which he exposed as. there had been there has been a number of reports which i can only explain and check on
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a can only describe as you are it's like there are actually anticipating there are probably they're anticipating something like this and they want to to kind of say that you know we're not that insidious company that that appropriates with with dictators but we're also saving lives somehow of course you know whether you believe them or not is another question there are so many lay is to the story and just one of them is who owns the national enquirer and who are they linked to because they're also reported to be linked to the saudis and to crown prince mohammed bin salon's great ally u.s. president donald trump. oh yeah absolutely so there is a well established relationship between and my of course the mit owns the national enquirer and really the head of the national enquirer as david becker. the second hand man is a man called dylan howard david pecker has an established relationship with the
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saudis going back to twenty seventeen i believe and it kind of escalated twenty eighteen so there is that that that relationship is well established and there is also evidence. you know pointing to an exchange you know there's there it was it was a financially beneficial arrangement with state court and the investigator the chief and best against it has passed on the findings to the u.s. federal officials i'm hopeful that they will investigate this. what absolutely i mean that was the end game i would save when it comes to gavin de becker and his team of course i i would like to mention that i was one source i wasn't the only source he spoke to a lot of people and of course he had his own experts and he has his own access to different different sources of course. so really it's this is what they're hoping they're hoping to make this a legal problem in the end for both my of course that is the immediate problem here
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but also this is absolutely a p.r. problem also for the saudis west of baghdad it's very good to have you with us on al-jazeera to tell us more about this investigation that is add and baghdadi live and thank you. thank you so much. right to venezuela now where security forces have fired tear gas at demonstrators who are complaining about power cuts protests to say that widespread blackouts are making their lives even worse that is on top of food shortages and hyper inflation now of rival valley was held by supporters of president. and i reports was there another. opposition supporters across to. the opposition in the city. people to turn their. protests every time there's
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a blackout to step up pressure on the government. that well look a little bit of. fun of people. enough. was i. respond to the opposition. want other countries to invade us well we will not allow it we will not allow it because we are patient and we will continue to be patient who will tell the president president you're not alone you have people who defend you for that reason we're with your president nicolas maduro. small groups of protesters were confronted by the police. the rallies came after another week of
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nationwide. week the economic crisis has been. pushing. country even closer to total economic collapse many among the opposition hope that the worsening conditions will topple president. the situation and the country has already become. we have reached a high level of of despair and we don't know what to do. the struggle for control of venezuela has reached a stalemate president backed by russia in the country's armed forces remains in power while my dog continues to claim he's the country's legitimate leader. so far denied the existence of a humanitarian crisis but on friday he tacitly acknowledged that authorizing the
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red cross to undertake a massive emergency relief campaign many hope it will bring a level of respect to the millions who struggle to survive while the fight for political control of the country carries on. the u.s. court has blocked the president's push to allow offshore oil drilling and the arctic ocean the judge described donald trump's executive order as unlawful and invalid reinstates a drilling ban imposed by barack obama and much of the arctic ocean off alaska has the full story from washington d.c. . federal judge sharon gleason says president donald trump exceeded his constitutional authority when he issued an executive order back in april of two thousand and seventeen that essentially stripped away all protections against explore ation and oil drilling from above five hundred thousand square kilometers of waters all in the arctic and north atlantic oceans trump has tried repeatedly to
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roll back environmental protections that were made during the emboss obama administration but he has been unsuccessful in large part because environmentalists as in this case keep taking the administration to court and they keep winning the judge in this case said that once a president applies the designation of a national monument or a protected area under laws that date in some cases back well over a hundred years no future president can reverse those decisions by themselves it has to be done by an act of congress not simply by an executive order as the president did in this case so the affected areas which are principally off the coast of alaska which will now be protected at least for several years as this case works its way through the court system our home to
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a number of endangered species including bowhead whales and polar bears. they decision by brazil's president to reinstate the commemorations of a military coup fifty five years ago and contra city job also now assess ongoing history not the country but survivors of the caring and torture campaign say what happened back then should be condemned and not celebrated daniel reports. has never hidden his admiration for the military that he served in as a young army captain before entering politics while still a congressman he said it's mistake while in power from one thousand nine hundred forty nine hundred eighty five was not to kill more since moderated his language. about celebrating remembering or looking back to see what went wrong or right it's about how we can use this for the good of brazil in the future. however some of his
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supporters have been more direct. i think it's fantastic i think brazil has to celebrate march thirty first it's a day when brazil almost became a communist country we could have become a venezuela or north korea this museum is the only place in brazil dedicated to victims of the military government that building a form of peace headquarters where opponents of the regime like detained always thought the sickest this place preserves memories through the testimonies of survivors and a collection of documents that all combined with the importance of this building all together they helped to recreate a period of our history. was twenty one years old when he was detained in one thousand nine hundred seventy and spent four years in prison. this upper created by the president has reopened the debate we have two opposing forces one is the force of resistance those who resist during those days but also researchers and historians that understand history on the other hand we have retrograde forces who
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want to celebrate a past that in fact should be abhorred previous commemorations were ended by former president jimmy to say these governments in two thousand and thirteen ordered a truth commission into abuses carried out during military rule she has self as a one time marxist rebel was imprisoned and tortured. brazil never prosecuted members of its military who enjoyed an amnesty implemented before they left office that's a marked contrast to neighboring countries such as argentina where last sunday hundreds of thousands took to the streets on the anniversary of the one nine hundred seventy six military coup to cry never again. he will lead individual commanders to carry out what he called appropriate commemorations to mark sunday's anniversary opponents will hold their own protests including a silent march in. the debate store rages in brazil of whether to celebrate or to condemn its military past. al-jazeera. the movie god as
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a saying what the longest war in u.s. history looks like on the front line u.s. marines and a honest on heart the documentary of battles against the taliban gives a more realistic view than hollywood kristen suddenly has more from new york. and it's billed as the documentary the us military did not want the public to see marines doing drugs making mistakes does the road building. and potentially making new enemies while deployed in afghanistan you know the film combat obscura offers little in the way of commentary or big picture analysis but provides a rarely seen look at the more from the perspective of american troops on the ground i just haven't seen. our war like reflected. as brutally honest as as i had experienced it miles le goes shot the footage as a u.s. marine working in a public affairs unit and decided to turn it into
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a film after returning home to new york here he's found americans quick to praise the military. doing a great service for the country yet uninformed about the eighteen year long war on a killing not anyone's really thinking about it but honestly the gritty realism of the film is not in line with the more sanitized image of the military that most americans are used to seeing nor is it an image that the military wants to promote the marine corps has condemned the behavior on display telling al-jazeera it is not in line with their high standards while the marine corps and says that at least some of the footage is the property of the military but chose not to pursue legal action to halt its release after defenders of the u.s. constitution's first amendment got involved this is not just miles as own free speech rights but the rights of the public to get this unique perspective of what
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it was like to be a soldier on the ground in afghanistan. home right that perspective includes attempts to save a fellow marine mortally wounded in combat his mother permitted the footage to be used in the film we do want to have an honest discussion about the war that doesn't you know hero worship and kind of sugarcoat the whole experience goes he estimates twenty fellow marines died during his eight month tour of duty. he himself was wounded warrior combat duty good after this there's no discussion of the tens of thousands of afghan civilians killed in the war but the filmmaker hopes to give american viewers a better understanding of what they and the u.s. military are up against kristen salumi al jazeera new york. but other sports news to a head on the news out of the box a disqualified for biting has a potent pole have that story.
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a three year investigation into the pro-gun lobby we've been imploring it was me and you got to really. reveal secrets. resiting out there will be people outraged you know man and connection some don't want exponents many in legacy media love the last shoot. mess with my al-jazeera investigations how to sell a massacre on al-jazeera. al-jazeera
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. ever your. it is time for sports now here's paul thank you very much it's another big day in the english premier league title race liverpool betting to overtake manchester city at the top of that one nil up in the first half against tottenham early at chelsea pulled off a late comeback we're not relegation threats and cardiff ficta cameras as goal handed cardiff the lead but says i say equalized on the goal in added time by reuben loftus cheek help chelsea's push for the champions league places. now to
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a typically fiery old firm darby in glasgow west celtic got the better of rain just to all but wrap up their eighth straight scottish premiership title celtic were in for this one with plenty of support as usual it was them that struck the first blow half an hour into the match ups on a draw with a terrific subtle i run and finish. i just had a moment sent off but they managed to square things up in the second half. rhein can't firing through the defense. but four minutes from time celtic came up with a winner from james forrest the two one victory puts them thirteen points ahead of rangers with seven games left scuffles after the final whistle resulted in a nother red card for a rangers player. managers in a danger dan has fueled speculation about paul pogba joining the club at manchester
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united but recently said it right now is a dream for every player that and seems open to working with a fellow french world cup when half. of who control the player. he's always said that if there's any chance he would like to come to real madrid if he leaves manchester city he said real madrid is a club that he's very interested in that's what he said and after his experience at united why not. one of the dons old clubs eventis are back on the winning trial in italy having gone down to genoa in their previous match some blame that the fate on the absence of their star striker cristiana rinaldo the portuguese also missed this one against and police. can rise to the occasion scoring the games early goal. the second groom free of the formula one season is under way in bahrain with ferrari's shala club having started on pole a little earlier the son of ferrari legend michael schumacher started top of the grid in the formula to race mick schumacher eventually slipping down to six in the
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race won by luca your time. running moto g.p. champion marc marc has took pole position at the argentina grand prix on saturday maverick vinyasa as looks set for pole after he shot to the top but mark has responded on a final flying up a ton of woman in thirty seven seconds enough to secure his fifth pole in six attempts in argentina. tiger woods has said it will take him a few days to get over being dumped out of the world golf championship he got the better of rory mcilroy but ultimately it was a first timer who ended his run you want to go to reports. tiger woods against rui macrorie was the marquee match up that go fans had waited a long time to see. it to form a number once had never played each other in a match play a full match. actually mounted a flight back over his longtime friend midway through the back nine but woods
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competitive nature helped him close out the match on the seventeenth. and it was on to the course of finals for the american on paper his last sixteen match against lukas be a good should have been an amend tree. the dames making his debut at the tournament and woods provided finishing lessons. for the fourteen time major champion learned the hard way not to underestimate his opponent would be a good song this equal parts on the sixteenth to go all square. the pressure to gets told on the eighteenth. he then had this part to have the hole and force a play off. with that missed be a good moved into the semifinals and woods was out of the tournament you give your time a condo i want to play tomorrow. and solve the disgusting for a few days and i'll go back after after that. be
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a good will now face matt cuccia in sunday semi but the favorite to win is open champion francesco molinari. he'll play kevin kisner after a huge six and five win over kevin now in saturday's play. joining us ross taxing. tennis and roger federer takes on john isner in the final of the miami open later meanwhile australia's ashley barty is set to break into the top ten after winning the women's tournament the twelfth seed overwhelmed caroline uplifts cover it's in a career high fifteen aces along the way to a seven six six three win on saturday it's a fourth double take title all the more remarkable considering she quits tennis three years ago. now to a boxing bout that was decided by a by a british fighter has been disqualified after chomping his opponents during a heavyweight contest cash left teeth marks and david price's stomach forcing the competition to stop in the fifth round that didn't quite nip the incident in the
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bud though fans at the venue three drinks at alli as he was led away. and i will have more like a fourth look forward to it thank you very much now finally this bulletin whether it's shakespeare wordsworth kepler or kates or something far more where people's tastes vary widely when it comes to poets and they're getting more exposure through a modern platform jessica baldwin explains from london. well it's. lonely wanderers which. was wrapped up when open mike poetry night in trendy east london. is just is this. is love is that what i think nowhere to be seen a tweed jacket or sheaf of paper that's true and we should wish her well i carry her. years but it's time to let go. so many poets not enough time to
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accommodate them all these are many laws ok so for enjoy listening to the many of the new fans have found poetry right here on their phones instagram poems designed to be read on a single screen canadian poet ruby core has three point six million followers millennial is trying to make sense of a mixed up fast paced world one day they said she was old enough to learn some shame she found it came quite naturally but there is a kind of safety the body finds a place to hide the cloth fans out against the skin much like the earth that follows on coffins after they put the dead men imtiaz starkers poems are required reading part of the curriculum for any british teenager studying english literature . but i think in this world today there is so much confusion so much noise from the world that poetry is needed more than ever and people are turning in to it more
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than ever for that kind of still point in an absolutely chaotic world writer ben also believes we seek meaning from poets as distrust grows for political leaders to turn to people who use language to speak to our hearts to speak to our souls to speak to a greater sense of of the possibilities of the world and of humanity. he was compelled to write a poem about the grand felt our fire. it was like a bird's matchbooks in the sky. it was black and yellow and bad in the sky sometimes it takes an image to wake up a nation from its secret shame. if you want to see how the poor die. see the tall alert world changing dream flow jessica baldwin.
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return back to practice. in state sponsored torture as we did in the past rendition revisited to on al-jazeera. a test of strength for turkey's president local elections. on a sign of his national standing. alone welcome to al-jazeera live from a headquarters in doha with me elizabeth piron and also ahead a renewed push for a palestinian state by leaders of the arab league summit as israel reopens to gaza border crossings. and ukraine a fictional t.v.
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president is attempting to be elected for real in a three horse race with the current president and a former prime minister plus. there's the rebels in. the film america's military doesn't want you to see made by marines serving in afghanistan. turkey has voted in local elections that are shaping up to have national implications president of the un and his ruling ak party risk defeat in the capital and all the big cities like as bold as an economic slowdown takes hold while seeking to capitalize on the president's perceived vulnerability of opposition parties they formed alliances to try to capture as many male seats as possible but the act party has built its own alliances these elections on the first ones and the on assume sweeping new policy last year on the constitutional reforms approved in a referendum let's go straight to our correspondent. he is inside the act party
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headquarters in istanbul as we've been reporting jamal they are local elections but you know you might be forgiven for thinking otherwise given the campaign and just how much campaigning has been going on what is at stake here for the ruling ak party. well i mean elizabeth in terms of actual politics and what to think it isn't much in terms of governance because they are still expected to come out as the largest party of the plethora of different political parties that have been campaigning for seats in the local council elections as well as for the mayorships however in terms of the image of the party as one that has been bringing about stability economic growth that has been governing centrally in an uncontested way in the sense that it has won every single poll it has and turned over the past almost twenty years that is more at
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stake because if they are true maybe reduce the majority or if their majority rather is to be reduced to a certain level and if they are to lose certain key seats like in terms of what they represent symbolically as the political capital of the country then that could very well maybe trigger. a momentum that's would essentially embolden an opposition which is united more so in its opposition to prodigy and i do on than it is based on any sort of principles or economic program and it will be interesting to see jamal how much of a boost the economic downturn does give the opposition parties what are their chances. and you know i mean what's a very peculiar about turkey here is that as we've been trying to explain maybe the party has been competing against itself and what i mean by that is the opposition has required the failure of the part see to stand any chance of winning start to
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the seats rather than depending on the convincing the electorate of its own political program the failure of the opposition to have charismatic leadership or to present a. political program or electoral manifesto that is widespread enough in compresses all sections of society is one of the things that has made sure that the opposition remains exactly that it's an opposition however with the economic downturn and with the fact that things have slowed down in turkey that's what people now are complaining about but it's important to contextualize there are people calling hungry there isn't poverty in the sense that you are talking about a huge economic crisis what people are comparing the economy truth is a slowdown compared to the high. price of themselves were responsible for bringing so when you saw the g.d.p. for example increase more than one hundred percent because of the parties economic
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policies or when you saw the different economic growth in terms of the value of the new you are now suddenly that's reduced all of that the highs were under the earth to one per premiership or presidency of the party governance and the law was that are taking place now in other countries wouldn't necessarily be considered to be a devastating blow because the turks maybe were used to such essentially success as economic success is that's what they're comparing get true and that's kind of a you have explored on his frustration of a lot of people and that's why we're not only seeing that maybe in terms of the party possibly losing certain seats but also on voter apathy because we expect but the usual very high turnout of more than eighty percent and starts taking place in elections that might have been reduced significantly in this one month it will be very interesting to see if they the economic highs of the past carry the ak party through into mom monitoring device results four hours from when they began to come in thank you now. let's move on to other news now and the two main border crossings
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into gaza are open again for the first time in six days israel lifted restrictions on sunday morning after a weekend of mass protests along the fence dividing gaza and israel for palestinian protesters were killed and two hundred forty others injured in the demonstrations mohammad has more from gaza. the fact that the areas crossings have been reopened clearly an indication that those egyptian led mediation efforts between other palestinian factions and israel are on a positive track there is a mood of cautious optimism in gaza just days ago people were concerned that gaza might be on the verge of an all out war once more with israel now things have really calmed down so much so that many in gaza believe there will be an announcement in the in the coming hours that a final deal has been reached many people expect that later in the day fishermen in
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gaza will once again be able to go back into the sea and resume fishing that they will be able to the coast of gaza and resume fishing among other things the situation here far less tense as i mentioned than it was just days ago one of the reasons for that is because of what happened on saturday that was the first anniversary of the great march of return protests on saturday there were indeed flare ups but the situation remained far less chaotic than people had feared it might become so much so that in fact there was a remarkable statement issued by the spokesman for israel's army in which he actually praised hamas for the restraint that was shown on saturday. you had and other groups actually had volunteers out at those protests to try to defuse a situation and to try to ensure that demonstrators did not approach the fence with israel. well as news about the gaza crossings and mention leaders at the arab
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league summit and to nancy i will making a new unified push for the creation of a palestinian state a summit took place against a backdrop of division and unrest across the region of conflicts and yemen syria and libya and so on the agenda today as president. he said arab leaders must ensure that the global community understands the importance of the palestinian cause and rom com has more from tunis. well the message is that there won't be peace in the region without the issue of palestine being solved and it wasn't just said by all the keynote speeches speakers it was reiterated throughout the entire arab league summit in fact that king abdullah of jordan king solomon of saudi arabia fattah el-sisi of egypt all mentioned crucially that it was palestine that needed to be taken a very hard look at and if that didn't happen there was going to be real issues but
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it was the palestinian president who actually took things one step forward he actually blamed the u.s. for palestine's current predicament he said that the u.s. was an obstacle to peace but that's not the end of the message coming out from the arab league summit they also going to issue a draw communique final communique that all involved iran as well there's very strong words to iran saying that they need to stop meddling in the affairs of the arab world they need to remove their militias from arab countries also there will be a mention of syria a separate statement actually when it comes to the occupied golan heights now that's unusual for the arab summit to issue a separate statement on something like this but clearly it's something that they feel very strongly about that they're not going to change their language they do not recognize the fact that the u.s. is recognize the golan heights is being israeli territory they say it's still
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occupied territory one of algeria's richest men and a close backer of president abdelaziz bouteflika has been arrested at the tunisian border and he has out of resigned as head of the algerian business leaders farm on thursday he has been awarded large public works contracts are the government and health fund put to flee because election campaigns now algerians living in france are gathering for a seventh week of anti-government protests against the fake everything in support of the millions of algerians who are demanding regime. change algeria's army chief is also calling for eighty two year old with a freak out to be declared unfit for office. ukrainians are voting for their next presidential field of thirty nine a candidates but only three have a real chance of winning well known comedian a lot of as the lenski has never held political office ahead in opinion polls current president petro poroshenko and former prime minister yulia timoshenko neck and neck behind him john howell reports from kiev. this is the unexpected
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from drama in the race to become ukraine's next president. is an actor and comedian his campaign appearances are stand up comedy act what he lacks in actual policy or political experience he makes up for with his on screen persona in a popular television series he's a teacher blows the whistle on corruption suddenly finding himself yes president of ukraine that's. great. he's famous for one thing young people see him as an anti-establishment outsider figure which they like and this probably sounds. like it was personality but it seems even he isn't sure if you can be president or not we don't know either we just want to believe that he's a better option previous presidents with businessmen politicians and lawyers maybe
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a comedian can make a difference for ukraine many feel the political zelinsky could hardly do worse than the current president petro poroshenko he came to power after russia's annexation of crimea vowing to end the war in the east and sweep away corruption the billionaire confectionery king here immortalized in bullet casings and his own sweet and chocolate wrappers has bowed to pressure from the international monetary fund raising utility prices that hurt the poor and he's in a circle is implicated in allegedly corrupt weapons purchases. corruption i think we should talk about this that's why the reason all of these. painting.

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