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and you just. never again part of the radicalized youth series on a. badly damaged thread still standing france begins to grapple with what's been lost in a massive fire that engulfed notre dame cathedral in paris president has vowed to rebuild the cathedral which has towered over the city for centuries the wars and revolution . this is al jazeera live from doha. also on the program so denise protesters maintain their rage against the military commanders who have taken power demanding civilians be put in charge old soul the u.s. releases a final batch of files documenting argentina's military dictatorship dredging up
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painful memories. firefighters in paris have confirmed a massive blaze that devastated notre dame is now completely out and attention is turning to the mammoth task of rebuilding the eight hundred fifty year old cathedral spire and roof were destroyed by the flames that raged for much of the night francaise richest businessman ben i know has already paid two hundred twenty six million dollars and other offers of help are coming from around the world live to paris in just a moment after this report from al-jazeera is not. an unimaginable sight not for time because the jewels ravaged by flames a symbol of paris and french history collapsing in smoke it was seven o'clock in the evening local time when the fire broke out hundreds of firefighters and.
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emergency service workers with their within minutes as thick smoke rose above the city people watched in shock and disbelief when i. saw the spire collapse was shocked it's eight hundred fifty years of history it's heartbreaking one with sal and his. chaotic scenes as police try to evacuate the area. not to sound good legal. ground no paramount to send out burnings into started raining to the ground and that is why police here are trying to put everybody back very safe they ought to know what they're worried about is more of that roof collapsing they're worried about the smoking talks a little worried that people safety as night fell firefighters fear that the twelfth century gothic cathedral would collapse completely but after working tirelessly for hours they managed to control the fire the french president visit the site and promise to rebuild not to damage the cathedral he said that was
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cherished by so many in of those who are not today is our history our literature our imagination the place where we have lived all our great moments our epidemics our wars our liberation it is the epicenter of our lives it is the standard from which distances start and from which we can measure ourselves from paris it is full of books of paintings it is a cathedral that belongs to all frenchmen and women even to those who have never come here. firefighters say the fire could be linked to renovation work in paris as prosecutor has opened an inquiry whatever the cause the sight of a cathedral the distant majestically in paris for centuries crumbling in hours has deeply saddened people across the city and the world. al-jazeera parents now a leader is a worldwide are for voicing sorrow and solidarity with france iran's foreign minister expressed sadness about damage to what he described as an iconic monument adding that iran socks are with the french and all catholics commission youngest
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said notre dame to the whole of humanity and in asia the south korean president one jane said their friends spirit of liberty equality and fraternity will never be dashed by flames as being in algiers david chaytor now in paris for us david bring us up to speed with what's happening at the scene there and the latest into the investigation. yes fully the most important point is the fact that the paris firefighters say the blaze has been extinguished the wind is beginning to whip up here it was always a fear that some of those hot embers could really night's fire and perhaps even threaten once again the the tiles you see behind me the bell towers but that is now a fear that is over paris prosecutors of opened an inquiry as natasha
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was saying how package the belief is it was renovation work that might have started the whole conflagration of this gothic loss to peace but some fresh news is that president mark from campaign leader not leader was zero for the european elections has announced that they're actually suspending their campaign for the european parliament while the simple. arias going on a wild people are taking in the sights of the the cathedral behind me and the severely damaged state there are thousands of people here flowing past both tourists and brazilians shocked and disbelieving as always but those words really don't describe the mood here it's a very emotional scene and people have been really moved by the sight of this crippled cathedral and sent me the disaster has thirty motions in in france and
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around the world i understand david that you have details about some of the renovation where it's that were going on inside the cathedral when this fire started. for us right we've been in contact with a french architect who specializes in the renovation of these ancient structures and he said always has been the case this is the most dangerous moment during the renovation and he said about two weeks ago when work started on the spire they were using hot lead to waterproof it from rainfall and of course it has to be melted to be molded into shape and it could be the case that some of that hot lead either dripped on to the beams unnoticed and and of course those beams essentially a forest of old beams some of them dating back eight hundred fifty years and that
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tinder dry and all it would have taken was a tiny drop of hot lead to stop the blaze and it might have been completely unnoticed that's still speculation but it's informed speculation it's also said that of course because the huge amount of air in the vault underneath the roof at the far would have had all the oxygen it needed to begin a scaping david thank you very much for that update david for a sane paris. in other world news for testers have spent another night on the streets of sudan's capital demanding the military council that's taken power be disbanded and replaced with civilians less than a week after president omar bashir was deposed demonstrators fear nothing will be done to end repression or the economic crisis or ensuring he morgan reports some car too. despite a military coup ousting bashir last thursday and his successor twenty four hours later the sit in and protests continue. we insist on continuing with this
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revolution until our demands are met our demands are known and clear bringing down the regime completely they're angry because they feel their revolution is being stolen by the military council that overthrew bashir the council has appointed members from the military to run the country it's promised an all party inclusive government for the transitional period but under the military supervision that's something those on the streets refused to accept protests that have been here in front of the army headquarters in khartoum for more than ten days and they say they're ready to stay for even longer if their demands are not met they want the dismantling of the security intelligence agency as well as accountability for there were five members of the former regime but most of all they want to civilian government in a country that has been ruled by a military leader for more than thirty years the military council says it won't use force to disperse the protesters something activists say they attempted to do on monday morning it has issued orders to reform the security agency and the judiciary and says it arrested officials from the previous government who will be held to
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account but it insists protest groups and political parties must agree on the structure of a transitional government. we need to agree on the basis of forming the government the ball is now in their court there was a question on the timeline for the ball is in the cultural political forces and the other bodies that i mentioned from organizations use and women if they are ready today and agree on anything we are ready to execute our machine. then we have met with the military council and told them that we want a transition period of no more than one year while others wanted to be as long as four years sudanese professional association the group spearheading the protest say their way to end the sit in is clear we want the government to be handed to us. buddy we want to meet a question to the council the new council to be formed which is really in major media the media by civilians with some military visitation and this is our main
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demand then we want the transitional government we've executed rights. to extend the transitional period to four years but as political parties and other groups negotiate the terms of a new government so again it continues under the rule of the military and the sitting continues morgan al-jazeera. libya's u.n. backed government has pushed it state of emergency in the capital tripoli to its highest level. forces loyal to the government of trying to defend the city from fight as a back wall tony for have to are have to hose i lie to a rival administration in eastern libya has launched an offensive to in his words raid tripoli of terrorists deputy prime minister ahmed my todd says his government will continue to take a firm stand against fighters who back up tar. you know we are getting fifteen days
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and there is a lot of difference and the position of governor of michigan is much much much better we can get him back in the end we get back from defense to attack his forces we are not the government of war we are not the government of war but the stability of libya a democratic country needed to be have to understand they have to stay and a civilian government this is not acceptable otherwise. things will go for a long. while had went to an area hit by the fighting in tripoli. this is one of the apartments that were hit by random rockets in the libyan capital tripoli here in the neighborhood this is one of the biggest neighborhoods in the libyan capital tripoli neighbors here tell us that a grad missile came this way and shattered this wall here as you can
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see and inside the apartment it almost destroyed everything inside the apartment and. there are also some cars down stirred. that were also partly destroyed by the explosion now the owners of this apartment the word provide and they left soon they had one person wanted by the explosion and it seems that this is neighbors tell us that this is the missile that hit the apartment and exploded inside the apartment this is this seems to be a grad missile and here here in this kitchen there is a gas cylinder and. people here are very grateful that it did not explode because had it exploded it will have would have caused a huge fire in the whole bentley building there's also this is also part of the the
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grad missile now everything here. it's partly destroyed by the explosion and since the war is hearted between forces loyal to the warlords. and others do it to the government of national accord on april fourth civil civilian locations including civilian properties and houses have been hit by random rockets and the government of national accord is accusing have to his forces of committing war crimes by targeting civilian areas with heavy weapons and airstrikes. our weather check is up next ten men at the pakistani city boasting safe astri said beaches will find out what's changed homes or calling for action on climate change thousands take to britain streets and other cities and warned to prepare for the same.
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we got the usual rash of showers across southeast asia some lovely ones there across malaysia not quite as wets into indonesia but they are still there nevertheless therapy's is fine drives because belles of sunshine want to say to the day south bring up as we go into the latter part of the way but generally speaking it's looking pretty good there's some wet weather the just around the gulf of thailand that'll push its way over towards the bank called wednesday in sooth station was never too far away but plenty of sunshine in between some of the meanwhile java saying some a wet weather to carter thirty two celsius fine and dry for the most part fallen dry to across a good part of australia bands of cloud and rain just pushing over towards the southeastern corner not too much rain on that the west to weather the rather more
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disturbed weather and turning cooler weather will make its way down into the southwest of the country twenty one celsius a perth on wednesday there's a twenty seven still for adelaide and getting up into the mid to high twenty's for melbourne i was the next couple of days cooler air will gradually push its way in nineteen south is the form open meanwhile we see temperatures around twenty two for us still thirty cloudy for much of the states. we live in a digital world where even the remotest communities have access to mobile phones. but look can this technology bring to a nomadic existence my facts travels to the movies and gives the software designer the oh to mit's challenge design a map to help to him to try in their daily lives can you really be done.
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life and one from moment amount is even. a recap of our top stories on. a cruise say the fire that's devastated paris is notre dame cathedral is now fully out they managed to save the main structure but it's spire and roof collapsed libya's u.n. bans government has pushed its state of emergency in the capital tripoli to the highest level forces loyal to the government are trying to defend the city from find us who back warlords heidi have talked and demonstrators in sudan's capital are continuing their push for an immediate transition to civilian rule protesters
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also want the party of deposed president omar al bashir to be disbanded. meanwhile sudan's transitional council has confirmed its commitment to the saudi led military coalition in yemen depose president obama shares sent soldiers to the water on country in two thousand and fifteen to help fight the rebels a senior sudanese military official told local media that we may be there until the arab alliance achieves its goals it's a. major foreign policy announcement by the country's new military rulers and the un security council is being considered stronger measures if yemen's warring parties don't make better progress towards putting their troops away from a key red seaport the data agreement was reached back in december but has been delayed repeatedly yemen's government which is backed by saudi led coalition and the who the rebels say are fighting against accuse each other of breaking the truth mike hanna has more from the united nations. the parties to the conflict have
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agreed to a phased withdrawal from the port city of the data that's according to special representative martin griffith who says in the past week both the yemen government and the hutu rebels have agreed to implement the two stage withdrawal that was agreed to back in february however there's been no timeline in the stablished for the first phase to begin and while the conflict continues so too does the humanitarian crisis the council was told that some seventy percent of yemen's population are in need of humanitarian relief over the last two weeks fighting has forced nearly one hundred thousand more people from. about half of other areas in which is an extremely poor want to scarcity street and one hundred three hundred thousand displaced people in active frontlines in just a few can only choose from this week's main water source which serves two hundred
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thousand people if i actually damages or cuts off this city very quickly see a major catastrophe and the bleak news given to the council that the un is simply running out of money the council was told that if donor nations do not increase their contributions the u.n. will be unable to carry out any humanitarian operations. two committees in the democratic party controlled u.s. house of representatives have subpoenas deutsche bank and several other financial institutions as for their investigations into president downtimes finances democrats are looking into allegations that foreign states such as russia have tried to hold leverage over a trial or his family and associates eric the president's son describes investigations as an unprecedented abuse of power. the u.s. has handed argentina the final batch of document it was holding about the south
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american countries military dictatorship it's hoped the papers will help cast light on what happened to some of the thirty thousand people who vanished or were killed . reports. it's a huge boost to those who for nearly four decades have been fighting for justice in argentina demanding information forty nine thousand previously classified documents were studied thirteen thousand delivered in the largest collection the united states has ever given to a foreign country so. this will greatly help our search for the truth many already know many in the justice system have shown that there are many testimonies but it's different when they are helped with documents which give dates names and situations the documents cover military rule in argentina from one nine hundred seventy six to one nine hundred eighty three when an estimated thirty thousand people were killed or disappeared thousands more were tortured the cold war was
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still raging and the u.s. was keenly observing developments sometimes supporting and sometimes criticizing and putting pressure on the key players. this building was one of the main detention centers during the dictatorship with hundreds of prisoners tortured being killed here that period is still an open wound in argentine society with many questions still unanswered many secrets still untold these thousands of previously secrets. a f.b.i. and u.s. embassy documents cover three u.s. presidencies ford carter and reagan they will help to uncover some of the horror reveal some of the guilty and provide answers to some of the questions still being asked by the survivors and families of the victims but no one is expecting immediate startling revelations. in general the previous declassified documents in our experience did not uncover any new cases but they give us more pieces towards the jigsaw which is very complicated. but the project was initiated by the then
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u.s. president barack obama in two thousand and sixteen and completed by his successor donald trump to the argentine president. it's a treasure trove from the past which many hope will ease some of the pain still being felt today. when osiris. volkswagen's former chief executive has been charged with fraud over the car giant these so emissions scandal german prosecutors say martin winterkorn knew about the scheme did cheat on a mission status he's accused of failing to tell customers and regulators about the legal manipulation of diesel engine. a clean cars are dominating shanghai's auto show in china we sent katrina you to see what's on offer. over one million electric vehicles were sold in china last year that may sound like a lot but it's only four percent of all car sales in china now the chinese government is hoping by twenty twenty five that electric vehicles will make up
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twenty percent now because of this expected growth in broome electric vehicles are the focus of this year's order show here in shanghai now if you came to one of these events about five to six years ago the electric cars would have looked very different to see a little cheaper and certainly not too appealing compared to european competitors but this show this year it's not the case for seeing a focus on luxury electric vehicles electric vehicles which resemble sporty s.u.v.s maybe two or three times the price and also these vehicles such as from neo which is one of the leading electric vehicles here in china are making vehicles which are equipped with artificially intelligent friends which talk to you when you drive an internet connectivity now this market is not big loss on foreign brand make as we've seen tesla for example an ounce of the going to build up overseas factory here in shanghai and ford in volts mike and also announce that they're going to expand their investment in china with a focus on electric cars now the question with electric vehicles of course is how
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to charge them most of the cars here can go from three hundred to five hundred kilometers maximum before having to be plugged in and because of that we're seeing new innovative solutions full battery charging including a charging station where you can drive in and have the battery of your electric cars were placed underneath now today there are over four hundred chinese. car companies and as the industry becomes more cutthroat many of these are expected to next survive the next few years and it will certainly be the companies who invest more into battery technology and i'm going to be able to dominate the market in future years for years karate pakistan was shunned by tourists and locals because of violent crime in pakistan security forces fought back though and they say their efforts have paid off as a story back home in his native fifty. catches up with his brother and me he's one of many pakistanis who fled karachi written violence in the city would
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be. he say he was scared for his family and decided to pack up and leave it spent ten years in dubai we moved out for good and came back all the way after ten years because of the security situation in karachi the target killings there and my games and extortions nothing happened to us but then it was scary it was really scary you couldn't have children grow up in a city like that and business is good security situation in karachi is awesome i've seen places in karachi that i never saw in my life mohammad returned to karachi to get medical treatment for his mother and was surprised at how things have changed he said he found a calm fifty one where people felt safe to went you're out the change began in twenty thirteen when a major security operation was launched to tackle the rising level of crime and it's proved. with the number of killings kidnappings and street down it's not only
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former residents who are turning to the city to intercept back to come to. light. and peace in a city and you can see them everywhere you hear people are rare in front of the garage the arabian sea and its beachfront release richard paul can relax and take time out of the stress of every day living there return to normality i didn't got a good feed more secure a far cry from the days when people seldom are injured out of their homes people know i feel more secure and they're enjoying life in the city you can write a camel for less than a dollar or to go right in a beach buggy for about the same i don't know what i'm going to be they were street crime and people were robbed in prague daylight but now it's gone and we can come without any worries for our safety and we. can go out with our families garages
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progress sounds most multi-ethnic littered city and foreign diplomats based here akin to spread the word from a security point of history seen as much and. unfortunately there is still a negative narrative. pakistan which doesn't make an injustice to this kind of a disgruntled. country. home to more than twenty million people who hope the city has put its dock years of violent crime behind date and can look forward to a bright future cammalleri the older data at archie. is really scientists say they've made a significant medical breakthrough revealing the world's first three d. printed heart had small but is made with human tissue and blood vessels researchers hope to produce full sized working all gains in the lab one day. per strain we
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printed. materials their cells. itself and created such a complex german tree of the heart in the first all their hearts that there were printed on them to know it was far you know are. made from morris and don't think materials or other materials that one. don't originate from the. patient itself. thousands of protesters have graphs of roads in london demanding action on climate change the group that organize says they'll be more demonstrations in other cities but as smith reports. this will perhaps be the generation that really notices the effects of climate change their parents' frustration of the lack of action on the environment is they say what's forced them to take part in peaceful civil disobedience even in the cause as we go past the gang leaflets and you know some people look at it and they don't like it makes them
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angry that it really did but others agree and others are worried about climate change and they see what we're doing and we're like the eye of the storm and i'm getting sucked in across central london thousands of protesters moved to block traffic they've set up camp sites and waterloo bridge was one of five locations turned into a car free picnic site the government aren't talking about this crisis as if it is emergency they are mobilizing all of our systems in order to. adjust this crisis and it's not just the government immediately at the center as the biggest emergency we're facing i needed to teachers because i'm able to it's not within the curriculum with traffic diverted a major shopping streets empty of vehicles this was oxford circus not everyone was persuaded by the protests it's still pretty tough i saw it could be put off to the trying to make everybody who was looking like it was shot in the crowd off which is going to move me i think it was a huge extinction rebellion says these protests will be repeated in. more than
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eighty cities across the globe here in london to keep roads blocked day. for protesters of mannish bring much of central london to a standstill and what they're saying is a new form of civil disobedience to force people worldwide to pay attention to climate change they say they're going to be doing this for the next two weeks bernard smith al-jazeera london. hello again i'm fully back to bill with the headlines on al-jazeera the centuries old. in paris has been badly damaged by fire fire fully extinguish the flames they managed to save the cathedral's main structure but it's spy and rules collapse french president emanuel cole has promised it will be rebuilt. not perry is our history it's a literature the place where we've lived all the great moments wars and liberations
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the very center of our lives and we measure ourselves in paris from the center the place of books of painting phaedra which is that of all frenchmen and women even those who have never come here this history it's aus and it's burning it's burning and i know the said miss internal tremor felt by so many of our citizens demonstrators in sudan's capital continuing their push for an immediate transition to civilian rule protesters are calling for defoe's president omar al bashir is body to be disbanded and want the head of the judiciary and the attorney general to be set in libya the u.n. backed government has bush's state of emergency in the capital tripoli to its highest level forces loyal to the government are trying to defend the city from five warlords. after all was to have my own administration in eastern libya as launch an offensive to in his words a great tripoli of terrorists the interior minister says have to has committed war crimes and i believe that i still. have the military operations commanded by the
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word or thirty four have to and has militias threaten the civilian put them in danger and lead to a lot of casualties amongst them last night they have boarded the district of tripoli like a quad and the end result of an axe the third not penalized internationally and two committees in the u.s. house of represent. states have subpoenaed in several other financial institutions as part of their investigations into president donald trump's finances democrats are looking into allegations that outsiders such as russia have tried to hold leverage over trump or his family and associates those are the headlines on al-jazeera coming up next year is a lie fabs do stay with us. the current president and a popular comedian a heading for the second round of the presidential election with no official plan yet promising a change the comedian won the biggest share of the vote in the first round who
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