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national criminal court has rejected a request to open an investigation into possible war crimes and afghanistan judges cited a lack of evidence and state cooperation prosecutors had wanted to examine the actions of afghan security forces the taliban and us troops during one thousand years of conflict which a decades from human rights watch he said the i.c.c. his assessment is incomprehensible. i don't believe it isa about a failure of evidence from my reading of the judge's decision they essentially turn justice on its head and say yes crimes were committed with the in the i.c.c. s m.p. there were no domestic trials addressing these alleged crimes but nonetheless they are dismissing the prosecutor's request to me it's in concrete in civil by way of the judicial decision we've seen again and
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again that justice poor crime is a mass slaughter the use of rape as. a weapon of war bringing some justice to victims who endure those acts is essential to a meaningful and durable peace and that's what the i.c.c. prosecutor attempting to provide that judges in this instance have turned her request to do so now but perhaps the ramifications extend beyond afghanistan to the point where you perpetrate the most horrific crimes but that domesticity situation is such that investigations may not be feasible then there will be no
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effort by the international criminal court whether it's in afghanistan or another prompter. our time for a short break here and al-jazeera when we come back here in the south a city slum in iraq where residents say their faith lies on their religious beliefs and among that with politicians and the u.s. president wants to send migrants to cities controlled by his political opponents following that stay with us. hello again i do want to update you on what is happening here across parts of iran because the flooding situation is ongoing it will not end until probably the next several weeks to a month but until then we are still dealing with often on showers across much of the area and of course that is going to hinder much of that water to be going down
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and as you can see here on saturday the rain is going to be a big problem across southern iran and as we go towards sunday much of that rain does increase and does push over here towards the east up here towards the north though tehran will finally get out of the rain probably by sunday evening and over here towards baghdad it is going to be a very hot day for you at about thirty two degrees well that same area of rain will cause a problem here in doha over the next few days it is going to be quite heavy on saturday particularly into saturday night where we do expect to see thunderstorms by sunday that rain heads over towards the u.a.e. as well as into oman we could be even seeing some localized flooding across that region we will be watching that very carefully down across the coast though from on we do expect to see. clouds and possibly rain showers force a lot with a temperature of thirty one degrees and then very quickly across it is going to be a nice day for you with a temperature of twenty two degrees in durban partly cloudy to mostly cloudy with a temperature of twenty eight degrees there. sponsor.
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russian military advisors in africa they're not officially representing the kremlin but working for a private security company russia claims they are helping bring peace but critics say it's a disguise for the expansion of russia's military influence talk to al-jazeera gains exclusive access to a russian military training camp in the central african republic. welcome back to the top stories here this hour the head of sudan's military
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transitional council has stepped down and placed by another general the opposition welcome the move but it's still calling for civilian ministration. and protesters also want more change but it's arrested more than a hundred people in the capital they want the interim president. to quit. north korea's leader says a breakdown in talks with the u.s. could provide tensions kim jong un called for the u.s. to show the right attitude. u.s. media is reporting that days before the libyan warlord anything have to launch an offensive to seize the capital saudi arabia promised to help pay for the operation according to the wall street journal we had offered tens of millions of dollars to help fund the action well meanwhile on the ground at least five people have been killed in the fighting on the outskirts of libya's capital rockets and shells fired by have to us forces hit a residential area west of tripoli both sides say they've made strategic gains in the past twenty four hours more than fifty people have been killed in fighting over the past week and thousands more have been displaced. the u.s.
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secretary of state mike pompei is reported to have held talks with the saudi crown prince the guardian is reporting. to cut ties with a close adviser to the murder of the journalist. that a sold out khatami has recently been sanctioned by the u.s. phase alleged role in the killing. previously known as revolution city saddest city is now one of the poorest and most neglected districts in iraq's capital many hall of baghdad's eight million people live there and most of them are muslims but as do also jabari reports they blame politicians of all religions for failing to improve their lives. fatima and our ten year old twins they were just four when their father died from a stroke their mother mona is left to provide for them and three siblings they rent their home which was built illegally for about ninety dollars a month that we do it doesn't have
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a job and barely leaves her home and because of her conservative religious beliefs . she receives no help from the government so she relies on charity handouts. then i only ask for help to buy me a house to live in i live in rental i have no income and i can't leave my neighborhood and live away i depend on charity from other people in the neighborhood because she was widowed she should receive government benefits but doesn't following the fall of president saddam hussein saw their city was renamed in honor of the former prominent shia cleric mohammed saeed al southern. it's a long been predominantly a shia neighborhood and home to the southers movement now a political party it's led by most other of souther the son of the late cleric the city was a launch pad for attacks against american forces after their invasion in two thousand and three since then infrastructure has crumbled further. one hundred fifty thousand people live here in tahrir neighborhood within saw that are city but
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there are no security forces to guard them there's only one clinic for doctors and schools are so overcrowded children attend in shifts this is what an average classroom here looks like with more than forty students crammed in for english lessons teachers say they're overwhelmed they want the government to listen to their appeal for help and pay more attention to these along the galactic areas officials say they're doing their best to deal with all the shortcomings here but years of war have taken their toll. people have been forced to move on after getting desperate about their miserable situation across the growing slums every election politicians approach the poor and promise improved services and then they do nothing but it has become a state of limbo. fatima wants to become a lawyer and her sister a police officer they make their way to school with their older sister through
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appalls of rubbish and sewage with signs of neglect all around many here rely on their religious beliefs to help them survive. souther city back that. the world health organization says break in the democratic republic of congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern. the latest. health workers the set up clinics the nascent democratic republic of congo to treat hundreds of ebola patients doctors in beni a working to identify the symptoms as soon as they can we're examining the patients earlier than we've seen them previously and so. these patients may not have developed disease yet so it's something that they need to be followed long term to ensure that they don't develop complications or i information and i think we're all still learning from the bribers and the disease an eye color complications blurry
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or reduced vision or in some cases even blindness this has become a common problem for nearly twenty percent of it is. in the eastern town of the temple some families have been separated by the disease and survivors are doing what they can to help. no one else can take care of kids whose parents are affected by the outbreak. and able to take care of her daughter because she's suffering and contra affecting her kids she's safe in my hands as i was cured and i can't be afflicted again some have been sharing their experience of ebola to help others stay healthy we. decided to raise awareness so that i can save the lives of my brothers and sisters who are doubting that ebola exists throughout testimony we're telling people it's real but the disease is still. not under control in fact it's spreading since last october over a thousand cases have been reported eighty new cases were identified just this week
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and fighting between armed groups in the east have hampered efforts to contain ebola the red cross says it's also affecting people's trust in the medics who can help them the level of mistrust that we're seeing in the community is an operational challenge and it can stem from longstanding conflict in the region and this is the first time this region is seeing an outbreak of ebola in a while and it's for this reason that we are putting community based approaches just saving dignified ferals as well as community feedback systems at the core of our response not only into your see but as part of our parish in containment approach across south sudan rwanda uganda and. working through the volunteers to replace community efforts at the core of what we do it's only by understanding the beliefs of the community that we can build trust and stop this outbreak this is the second worst outbreak says the virus was discovered in one nine hundred seventy six it's swept through west africa in twenty fourteen spreading to the u.s. u.k.
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and spain killing at least eleven thousand people which is why finding a solution to reverse the latest epidemic is becoming even more critical for him mohammed al jazeera. the wiki leaks co-founder joining us songs could face a renewed investigation into rape allegation in sweden the u.n. human rights office is traditional authorities to ensure that all gets a fair trial before the seven year old was arrested in london on thursday when ecuador that was assigned him. he could not be extradited to the u.s. over his alleged role in one of the largest of inmates of government secrets in twenty. it's going to mend those important influence when you look at twenty ten when we created a model of putting together resources in journalism that never happened before including a. huge media alliance that was copied by the international consortium investigative journalism and we're working on the panel of papers. the revelations of twenty attorneys by edward snowden to to take the dramatic but to extremely important
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steps. now almost two weeks of the turkey held municipal elections it's still not clear who won the poll in istanbul only results but the main opposition male role candidate had of president party which is not challenging the results the election is seen as a test of. during the growing economic uncertainty and the barker reports from istanbul. it is a city divided by more than the bosphorus strait istanbul is split in half into voters who backed president this ruling ak party and those who support the main opposition people's republican party the c.h.p. . that division was recently seen here at the ballot box in elections for a new mayor on march thirty first initial results but the opposition candidate. narrowly ahead of virtue and candidate banal. the c.h.p.
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party also won in the capital ankara but by a much bigger margin. the act party responded by contesting the istanbul result president claims that almost all of the voting in istanbul was marred by regularities the high electorial baldwin and the results and when they do if we have objections we will appeal wherever needed it doesn't matter whether we get a positive outcome or not. so far the country supremely actual council has granted only a partial recount across a stumble and has yet to reveal the final result. for meanwhile the c.h.p. candidate's been attracting attention his supporters believe he has the makings of a future president is this summer destined to become america's turkey's cultural and economic capital feeling a bruising blue the president earlier once policy. molo is
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confident that he is the winner. there's only one thing the ruling party expects and this is to a null this election and have a rerun i strongly oppose that this election's been won there are zero doubts or hesitations over the results. losing istanbul to the opposition would be a blow for president. he launched his political career was the city's mayor in the nine hundred ninety s. but people's concerns about the government's handling of the economy appear to have been reflected in the results the national currency the lira has plunged nearly thirty percent in recent months inflation has risen and turkey is now in recession the ruling party was so confident that it would win here in istanbul that the morning after the election these giant posters sprang up across the city thanking people for their support. but those thanks may be private sure. the park ouches era is double. now that u.s.
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president donald trump is considering a plan that would punish political rivals for what he considers is their perceived inaction over the border with mexico he's proposing to send undocumented immigrants to cities but say they will protect them regardless of their legal status john hendren has a story from washington d.c. . president donald trump says he's considering releasing migrants detained at the border into so-called sanctuary cities across the u.s. will bring them to st. sure city areas and let that particular area take care of it if it becomes a reality the controversy will plan would be aimed at mostly democratic mayors in cities where police and local authorities declined to enforce u.s. immigration laws except in cases where the federal government has specifically requested help california certainly is always saying oh we want more people and they want more people in this sanctuary cities well we'll give them more people we can give a lot we can give them an unlimited supply and let's see if this so happy that the
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president cited california cities such as san francisco home to the speaker of the house nancy pelosi who fired back at the president just another. notion that is unworthy of the presidency of the united states and disrespectful of the challenges that we face as a country as a people to address who we are a nation of immigrants the mayor of another sanctuary city oakland california expressed outrage these are human beings families told her and to use them as political pawns in a game of then dick deafness just takes this administration to a whole new low level mayors say without the designation many undocumented immigrants declined to cooperate with police and other city officials for fear of being deported national security experts described the idea floated by the president is clearly illegal he might be acting out of frustration he has been repeatedly stymied on immigration whether it's his travel ban funding for
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a border wall or in this case the opposition of democratic mayors whose own department of homeland security described this idea is floated and rejected but it's appointed reminder that he is adept at using the considerable resources of his office to strike back at critics. trump's statement came amid an unusually early start to the twenty twenty presidential election one in which he is expected to again make immigration his signature issue john hendren zero washington. time for a quick check of the headlines here on al-jazeera the head of sudan's military transitional council has stepped down and been replaced by another general opposition leaders welcome the mood but it's still calling for a civilian in the administration they also want to count ability for the deaths of protesters and he says sixteen people were killed on thursday and friday
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a bit more than has more. people were saying that they don't want him to be not only leading out of but they did not want him to participate they did not want military personnel anybody who had anything to do with president bush involved in leading their country transition now that's one thing that sets apart lieutenant general opted for. from his two predecessors at this point both former president. and former leader of the military council. of protesters in algeria also demanding further change they want an interim president carter then started to quit does despite a promise to hold elections within three months demonstrations turn violent on five hundred people were arrested. north korea's leader says a breakdown in talks with the u.s. could revive tensions kim jong un called for the u.s. to show the right attitude he's open to a third meeting with u.s. president donald trump but he wants the u.s. to lift sanctions before dialogue can resume the international criminal court has
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rejected a request to open an investigation into possible war crimes in afghanistan judges cited a lack of evidence and state corporation prosecutors had wanted to examine the role of afghan security forces the taliban and u.s. troops during eighteen years of conflict. but we can mix co-founder jonah songs could face a renewed investigation into rape allegation in sweden the charges were dropped in twenty seventeen but prosecutors are reviewing the case saunders arrested at the ecuadorian embassy on thursday he could now be extradited to the u.s. over his alleged role in one of the largest leaks of government secrets in twenty two. is the last day of campaigning for indonesia's presidential election president yoko with. a both due to a large rallies in the capital jakarta more than one hundred ninety million people to vote on april seventeenth presidential elections were held together for the first time although the headlines continues here on al-jazeera after talk to us.
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a staged attack in the central african republic. but now they go through scenarios like this on a daily basis trying to prepare the soldiers to deal with real life events so that the government here can regain control of the country. the soldiers work for the government here. so does the man training them let's go for all that goes in it but i know read you want to use the smaller should know how to approach the object and the instruction is happening in russian and the soldiers have been trained to
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understand the russian language move through today on talk to al jazeera how a russian security company and officials after helping moscow establish a firmer foothold in chechnya syria and ukraine are now turning to the african continent joining a geopolitical chess game involving china and the united states who have already established bases in places like djibouti. with exclusive access to one of their military training centers so secret and dangerous that russian journalists were killed here but now it's not the british. parliament. that. this man is attending a beauty contest in the central african republic scapula bank his name is belize
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a cut off also known as russia's envoy and special advisor to the besieged leader of this nation president. next to him is. he's a judge also known as russia's vice council here if it seems a bit confusing it's because it is the russian presence in this country is anything but straightforward. and it's related to the fighting that's going on in this country and a larger battle for power involving the superpowers. if you died recently to the first the civil war fourteen rebel groups are fighting one another pitting muslims and christian factions in communities against each other. the price a country almost as large as france the former colonial power rich in strategically
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important minerals diamonds and gold another attack the fighting started in two thousand and thirteen when president paul's web was easy a christian was overthrown by mainly muslim selecta rebels. grounds to intervene militarily in december of that year under a un mandate and a few months later a un peacekeeping mission called new scout was established to stop the fighting from turning into a genocide. the french forces pushed from power. but have now left the country shamed by allegations of sexual abuse of the un peacekeepers that faced similar allegations no one has been prosecuted. not only the french have retreated from this part of the continent the americans are reducing troop levels but they have also raised concern about russia and china stepping in and threatening u.s. interests. great power competitors namely china and russia are rapidly
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expanding their financial and political influence across the. africa across the continent russia advances its political and economic relationships with little regard to the rule of law or accountable and transparent governance it continues to sell arms and energy in exchange for votes at the united nations votes that keep strong men in power undermine peace and security and run counter to the best interest of the african people. over half a million people are displaced two and a half million are in need of lifesaving aid many are dying of hunger a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding. the beauty contest is hardly a sign of normalcy. seems
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to. us. in the outlands. hope for many in this country now has a name its blood a mere puton. twenty seven years after the fall of the soviet union it is here that of global geo political chess game is taking place involving russia and the west caught in the middle of the people of the central african republic and. russia has tried gaining a foothold in this country before this is benghazi one thousand nine hundred seventy seven. another pageantry from another time wearing a replica of napoleon scarlet cape lined with white ermine and draped in gold and six thousand diamonds. book five years earlier he proclaimed
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himself president for life now he's coronating himself the last emperor of africa among the two thousand guests were top officials from the soviet union which was then still in the middle of a waning cold war with the united states and looking for a way to advance its strategic interests. it was difficult the main power on the continent south africa for example was firmly anti communist but with. the russians saw an opening he was willing to lead them in annoying the west and especially the french in the process two years later visiting libya's leader khadafi another man flirting with the russians book was toppled in a french back to military coup that was the end for the russians the soviet union closed its embassy their diplomats went home. and that was over which it was all
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done now forty years later on the grounds that once housed because as palace russia has set up operations this is a coincidence you know it's a message to the rest of the world russia is back in africa. the russian special. these are to the president gives al-jazeera exclusive access to the palace grounds to look at what is now a major military base but hundreds of russian fighters described as army reservists trained government soldiers in preparation for a deployment along the country's border so where are we here it's no coincidence that this training is happening. on these grounds and. sometimes if it comes forward again. like i'm totally with but i got all this muck out that he. was out of the engine and shot his wife. just about on the little
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nest of the blue you know which of the you know tional i didn't. understand them is just a moment's thought oh tell us about. these former soldiers now there are hundreds of them and there's more coming what are they teaching the soldiers here and i knew which and was opening up a couple of. you are going to be dealing with a special of which i think we're going to get them chase me to self not chicago anybody who had to laugh at us but you know and all credible program with them but i believe most i told him i had them all minute for letting the concept of a couple of course will bring me almost i want to know so from that on you could who are going with what is an emotional but i want it you know given equal distance to. what is referring to is a previous effort by the european union to train these government soldiers who because of e.u. regulations no arms could be shipped to the country so the soldiers receive
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training using fake arms. but here there is no shortage of weapons. a small arsenal to prepare young recruits some of them used to fight each other members of rival militia groups but here under russian command they serve under. or the same flag. the trainers are masked they clearly do not want to reveal their identity so who are things. in july two thousand eight hundred three russian journalists tried to find out and were killed after he tried to enter this compound. there were three russian journalists that were here a couple of months ago who who were killed what happened to these journalists. how did you buy. those got out of the car you'll see that he moved on you have been
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with all the b.c.s. system that that can model to you saw some dealer eem proceeded to the like us tonight in the cup we're going to produce the separation on your ceremony and it was you know we've heard both that you want baseball pilot additional on the sabbath but he still to discover that my son didn't you know. give it motivation to start with. you know which motherboard to use if you're sick i was twenty eight there is no that is a continual card. about probable. based on several. team yeah i knew what you had to do that you're going to a place in the bahamas or did know you were there that he thinks you're going to go ahead and then i could get them alone you could be in. on a play on. the russian journalists were researching the actions of the private russian military firm wagner's group the sort of russian equivalent of the american military contractor blackwater. wagner's group has played an important part in
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russian military maneuvers in syria and ukraine giving the russian government the ability to deny and avoid direct official involvement in controversial operations where good journalists editor believes they were killed because these masked men are in fact work. for the vaknin group and the journalists who were about to make public their identities and activities here the media organization that they work for say that they were there to film russian armaments coming into the country what do you have to say to them. plus the new. to most of the impulse to. stability is another idea that they set us to. to finish the new deal if he. personal problem in place and he's.
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going to. go to we are going this narrative. and you have. to. put that in because it was for the video to know which it was and i just i'm. still in it there's a nice to close ritual. where have some of these soldiers practiced their training before have they been in other conflict areas like in syria or in ukraine and what is it that they are bringing to this country. or yeah. they do i just want to live it what they can we have having it the show. is just about on the i.c.u. as you get new when you money was given. that he used it why is it that it is former russian soldiers belonging to to private companies like vaga narrower i think patriot rather than russian soldiers themselves doing this job i knew you were you
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and your plantation right here to get the most was from the gold near the means test on board on that site i mean it goes on but on the other she really she had think i could wear unit and he's. with and she will go out to get those could be them walking out of that and that is to me just a lot on. my praktica get when you might stop it was going to get you through why here why the central african republic given that there is a conflict happening here and there are fewer of or. was when i was able to do some got up to go home i would say you think of the war barbie's apartment you buy at the mall but he's young because you'll. have to show nobody's going to. invite asian came from the president post on twitter ha he came to power in elections held in two thousand and sixteen and took charge of a country marred in six tarion violence sanctions by an arms embargo the government's armed forces were in disarray and no match to the fourteen armed
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groups operating in the country. in two thousand and seventeen twenty or reached out to russian president putin on the sidelines of a un general assembly meeting asking for help. it was a meeting that stunned many on the security council especially the former colonial rule or france and. even after gaining independence france has exerted influence in the country in fact the french intelligence services had advised the country's presidents for years but changed all that. and today valerie started off is advise in him has a stronger resume having served in conflict zones in north caucasus including chechnya. the french foreign minister has called the presence of russian soldiers in the central african republic we're. saying they are creating instability.
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how do you advise the president's what exactly do you help him with. calls from either of them i'd say with someone there is a part of this. from a very most loving it. leaves. also a couple of thousand someone in his office and it would upset me some day what can the russians do that they mean you scan the u.n. cannot do. all. starting with guilt. because he wasn't. given you much of the you know. listen to hoist them on down to bite them in the. last of the budget in which you talk about. and i mean. can we see a situation where. russia intervenes just like it did in syria to try to reestablish the central government's command over the country no
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a show is going to court it was issued would you claiming that i say yeah but i did . meet in the middle the beautiful it has been a go it is going to get i'm going to get a hold placed this will talking about it a little bit of my thoughts on these bloody conflicts and you cut out things british as to what they thought i mean you must be premium. tell us a bit give us a sum up our round up of the russian presence here how are you helping the central african republic no dolls with you but i want to know which is a cousin when you thought of the. players if i were a buddhist alone i was but then i think everybody. thought i was a god were going to do in. the form you can get out and i doubt the mckew let me up it'll probably a problem when you really can push the problem. in the middle but for doing it my dear that is on. the p.k. five neighborhood that mr is
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a how tough is referring to is this area it's only ten minutes by car from the presidential palace but very unsafe the u.n. peacekeepers are frequently attacked here by rebel fighting for control. of the neighborhood is effectively dominated by this man and the mayor matar jumbos otherwise known as general force he surrounds himself by young heavily armed teenagers he's accused of war crimes including murder torture rape and extortion. the u.n. security forces have tried to arrest him but failed general force sees the arrival of russians with deep suspicion do you trust the government do you trust the current president to bring peace. you can feel the gorilla module will feel super easy on the lead if you're going to if you do please don't know the movement if you see. it's a neutral preserve only to the sound of you get. in
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a point in a bit of a we have. to be declared you're going to prison be led to believe. there are several peace talks one led by the africa initiative by the african union and then there are those that have been led more recently by the russians in neighboring sudan what do you make of the russians involvement in central african republic. people or you can earlier move through the cruciate can. produce. let's see the first one put upon the. but i do think i do see your body though you know when your planet is in the. middle. i love presidents as it applies to phones going on to do good to them and. in a rebel held territory called to bring
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a region rich in diamonds the russians have set up a hospital they say is an attempt to bring peace and help to the local population we asked the un peacekeepers what they think about the russian involvement the presence of the russian you know this country needs the support of everybody right tree of everybody in terms of member states every single member state is more than welcome to support the country while it comes also with some obligations you know in the open occasion is to be part of the international community and of the partners and to play the game by the name. gunshots inside the parliament after the president of the national assembly is voted out of his position no confidence vote he believes the russians orchestrated the move asking me guess what they're going to make us well we. may
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deserve stack i love wanted to. keep every day to simply want to and these are employed don't do need to cause sean o'keefe is a delight to present us in this or that good guy. yes you that. me me because she knows she can expect us you if you don't see it for us yeah neighbor eighty believe the day i dissociate the sun look. less on me last year i got that that's make you believe by disallowing i'm going for a living. back in the jungle so her off denies any of these allegations. on the contrary he says russia is trying to stop the ongoing conflict not exploit resources or cause instability mortals keesha left over to push the ponies to meet a caregiver are members. at the united suddenly the national donation card where do
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you think i was going to get and he said we need a list of buildings with. the alternate is a bus mr. and he said the place to go for. would be there by mr don had a machine a canoe and they thought they specialise like almost every. ball probably a pretty young thought you know where you. get him and he'd see it being lost on you i think even he. still not a zealot. there is some truth to the notion that russia is playing a role in peace efforts in fact following months of russian brokered negotiations a peace deal between the fourteen armed groups was signed in sudan in february a possible breakthrough not just for the people of the central african republic but also for russian efforts to play
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a political role once again on the continent what was the last time russians were in central african republic. at the most. completely he should. immediately he what he in there was a says because there is additional value in the field release because that is to kill so is russia back in africa i see a lot of australia but he's going to. kill
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again and welcome back we are crossing states we have been watching this big storm system and it has the characteristics of a winter to the north and spring to the south first of all up here towards the north where we have seen some blizzard conditions across much of the area by the time we get to saturday of things finally make their way towards the northeast it is going to be the canadian maritimes that are dealing with the remnants of that very snowy and cold and windy situation but down here towards the south we're going to be watching what's happening in texas very carefully because that system is going to be developing and this is going to bring some very severe weather across much of the southeast and with that we do expect to see tornadoes damaging hail as well as large hail and winds across much of the area snow will also be a problem anywhere from chicago all the way up towards toronto and that is going to cause some problems at the airport across much of the caribbean looking quite nice not a lot of rain in the forecast temperatures are going to hover into the low thirty's
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for the bahamas into the high twenty's for you with nasa at about twenty eight degrees there not much of a change over the next few days but rain down here across much of panama and then as we go towards rio de janeiro course we did see flooding early in the week rain is back in the forecast and by the time we get to sunday that rain could be heavier and a temperature of thirty degrees. they join one of the world's most notorious sound groups. but found a way out rebuild their lives and now help us. a tale of course for crude and child soldiers and the have referred to exploitation of women daughters of alice a bad part of the radicalized nude scenes on al-jazeera. if you want to learn what the world might look like very soon regards hundred and
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hungary's in the extreme example of the predicament the whole world is going through. scenes mass immigration story we had paunch question is the thing we call it yours and the problem is that the culture of the news you are she so it's a rating the us is or is not comfortable with european culture this is not like good fascist. triumphal march. dreams of conquest and of global tried. this is very very uneventful glide towards the precipice without resistance we are past the danger has already happened. it was then just ten years ago. now this is it. egypt strongman is ruling with an eye and faced and the
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silence from his allies is deafening the us was perfectly happy to trade off from arthur c. for security why are western leaders turning a blind eye when even the own citizens have fallen victim to his repression executions torture or censorship is not acceptable and you want. to hear such strong words from let's say berlin or paris or london in cairo on al-jazeera. interim leader resigns less than forty eight hours after the ministry forced out the president omar al bashir. his departure prompts celebrations but the main opposition calls for demonstrations to continue.
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follow on down jordan this isn't just iran live from doha also coming up. here is no leader of the carbon sollars under pressure because he's seen as an ally of the former president. north korea's kim jong un says he's open to meeting donald trump again but wants a change of attitude first. and the credibility game the possible war crimes case not gonna start is rejected by the international criminal court. the head of sudan's military transitional council has stepped down he's been replaced by another general the council rules for up to two years after the military forced out the president a morale bashir protest as welcome the move but are demanding a civilian led administration even more when reports now. the power of protest security a second victory in as many days on thursday these demonstrators were celebrating
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the removal of president obama and bashir by friday his replacement the general who had orchestrated the end of the shoes thanks to your rule had also gone. this is for the benefit of a nation without having to look at special interests biggles. small that might preclude its progress. i'm honored to say that this country has great people and a great many i would like to recommend you work together and hope that you would reach a solution very speedily i would also hope that this decision is not misinterpreted . i wish my brother success in what is beneficial to our country long lives today a peaceful and honorable country. is seen by many as part of the old regime and could not present them the military council he had it appears to have lessened. thank you know miles was i think there's no weak tree like the one we've seen today
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and the way the military stood with doesn't listen to our demands is something that has never happened before we will be talking about this victory to the future generations. the new leader added for the one hon is the inspector general of the military and like former president bashir and his predecessor of north who are both accused of war crimes in the western region of darfur he doesn't seem to have a tainted past raising hopes that he may be able to appease the thousands who have been protesting for months the protests began in december over a steep hike in bread prices and the deteriorating economy since last saturday thousands have been demonstrating in front of the military headquarters in her town demanding this year's resignation. according to the central committee of sudanese doctors dozens have been killed in violence with security forces which have repeatedly tried to disperse the sit in by force while the decision of opting for one hundred seems largely welcome some say a civilian council is the only option for a transitional government. but to. be able to be on the street until
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we see a handover of a to a civil government. we want to see a serial number one taken over from the transitional period. of a. government but the leaders ship of the government should be coming from the center of the country is there to hear what's plan to have to factor what one has for the military council and now the us and the transitional period ahead but for now the people of sudan seem to be for. until it breaks in the fact that they were able to meet two leaders out of power in less than eight hours morgan argues there are some. well united nations security council has met to discuss the political unrest in sudan and it says it welcomes a proposal by the military to invite the sudanese people to shape the country's future. the military transitional council was responding to the sudanese
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people's aspirations for change and works to protect the lives of its citizens as well as their well being this council will be the guarantor of a civilian government to be formed and collaboration with the political forces in stakeholders no party will be excluded from the political process including groups moreover the suspension of the constitution could be lifted at any point in the transitional period could be shortened depending on developments on the ground and agreements with stakeholders salumi has the latest reaction from the united nations . almost as soon as word got out that the military had taken control of sudan members of the security council were calling for an urgent meeting to discuss the situation on the ground there that meeting took place behind closed doors the fact that it took place so quickly according to the president of the security council german ambassador christophe poisson should serve as a signal to the military in sudan that the international community is watching the
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situation very carefully the council did not take action after the meeting yet but members individually expressed their concerns about the situation there the concerns that protesters rights be respected that there be no violence against them in the united kingdom in particular was very critical about the proposed two year time frame to hand over control of the government to civilian rule they said that didn't seem fast enough and of course the secretary general antonio terrorism the high commissioner for human rights are also weighing in calling for calm and calling for respect for human rights in the situation on the ground now on background a diplomat did tell us that some members of the council wanted to take stronger action right away but were persuaded to wait until the african union meets over the weekend but the president of the council did say that they are poised and ready to meet again as soon as monday if the situation on the ground worsens police in
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algeria is capital have arrested more than a hundred people joining protests calling for the interim president a bill called have been solid to quit they say eighty officers were injured the protesters are demanding for the change after president abilities but to think a step down last month has now. been clouded traditional as this woman cries out to crowds of young protesters. the my children are the algerian you. like fly with in the spring you are the future i'm with you cheerio. in response the crowd cheers lonely lives all the demonstrations again on all jerry the streets despite increasing efforts by security forces to reduce the size of the crime there was a roadblock king's there was. that impeded people from joining the capital. years there was also the use of what can and against
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a student a few days ago there was also the use of sound. so i think this is also the military sending signals that the message is we heard you indeed we gave you few concessions about do not ask for too much it's been ten days since he's beautifully has stepped down after two decades as president following weeks of public demands for him to go but the protesters say everyone linked to both of leaders government needs to be removed. that includes. a long time boot of leaker ally and the man appointed under the constitution to act as interim leader and who is in a presidential election it's for july the fourth protesters are also calling on some of the military's top leaders to resign including general argument going home protesters accuse or not doing enough to rid the country of what they call look or
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the power a group which they say has been secretly running algeria in the shadow of former president a beautifully. if you go to judge algeria has its men algeria doesn't need you there are plenty of people that can rule geria we want them all to leave. all the garden they all need to go we want to tell guy they need to know that the people have empowered us to get rid of the gangs. it's not needed speaking it's forty million algerians women men old people young people on the streets all of these people are asking you in the name of everything that's holy to leave the country alone to leave its people be algeria is a great nation it's greater than any of. the interim government maybe hoping that electing a new president will be enough to satisfy the protesters but the economy is struggling unemployment is high and demonstrators like these say they'll stay on
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the streets until all those they blame it all gee whiz problems are forced to go rob matheson. north korea's leader says a breakdown in talks with the u.s. could revive tensions kim jong un called for the u.s. to show the right attitude kim said he would give washington until the end of the year to make its decision adding that he's keen to hold a third meeting on a visit to the u.s. capitol this week the south korean president moon jane pressed the government to partially lift sanctions to encourage further talks on ending the north's nuclear program well robert kelly is a professor of political science at tucson. on national university he says the u.s. may be making unrealistic demands on north korea. actually the north koreans have been saying this for a long time their own standard expression here is that the u.s. pursues a hostile policy towards north korea and only when the united states stops treating north korea as an enemy state to be eliminated would it be possible of them to denuclearize and have normalization stuff like that so we've heard this kind of
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language from north korea for a while it's new to have a deadline right sort of idea that if this is to have by the end of the year you know who knows what is i mean is i mean or start launching missiles again or are testing nuclear weapons that's kind of new the idea of an ultimatum from doesn't respond to that kind of thing particularly well so i imagine the american administration will simply blow it off but you know they have been meeting now for what you know to a year and a half now eighteen months and not a whole lot is come of it i mean at some point we're going to keep doing these summits got something the debate on north korea we call it the sequencing right sort of who's supposed to stop first and this is undercut negotiations with north korea for a while again if the idea is to have this huge step with north koreans give up everything they're just not going to do that first exchange for big promises that's why you go for smaller steps first where if one side feels that the other cheats it's not such a big loss or you get around the sequencing problem by having each deal be smaller and then grow into it but as long as you insist on sort of these massive all or nothing deals and you race huge trust problems like you just mentioned then you get a stalemate which is where we are now the international criminal court has rejected a request to open an investigation into possible war crimes in afghanistan judge's
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side the lack of evidence and state cooperation prosecutors had wanted to examine the role of afghan security forces the taliban and u.s. troops during a t.v. is a conflict when richard because from a human rights watch he says the i.c.c. his decision is incomprehensible. i don't believe it the failure of everything from my reading of the judge's decision they essentially turn justice on its head and say yes crimes were committed. in the i.c.c. s m beat there were no domestic trials addressing these alleged crimes and but nonetheless they are dismissing the prosecutor's request to me it's in concrete and civil by way of the judicial decision we've seen.

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