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don't stone from an age use open world one on one east investigating other nations coffers rule on al-jazeera. al-jazeera. clo this is a news hour live from the headquarters in doha i'm fully back people coming up in the next sixty minutes tens of thousands of civilians as kate are surveyed live provinces syrian and russian jets intensify their bombing campaign. they really have resigned you see our family colleagues myanmar freeze to reuters journalists imprisoned for reporting on the rohingya crackdown also this hour. it's monday glutinous. a major challenge for south africa's governing party as it faces another
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corruption scandal ahead of elections. james holden again hits the heights in the n.b.a. playoffs his houston rockets team down the reigning champions golden state level for a semi final series. thank you for joining us for the first time since a military offensive began in northern syria a week ago government forces have advance into opposition territory the fighting has displaced one hundred fifty thousand people from their homes these are the heaviest strikes the area has seen in months and relief agencies are warning of a humanitarian crisis busy syrian opposition major stronghold france's president has expressed his concern and is calling for a un backed political resolution then a harder has a report from beirut. it's
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a worsening humanitarian situation in northwest syria there are reports of up to one hundred fifty thousand people on the move heading north towards the border with turkey escaping what has been described as the fiercest bombardment in months. and we only brought what we can we have nothing but syrian and russian planes are continuing to target villages across southern and northern hama it's been more than a week now dozens of civilians have been killed the united nations is calling for an urgent deescalation and a recommitment to the cease fire especially after schools and health facilities were targeted the u.n. is closely monitoring the situation. there are contingency plans. being revised in terms of supply hunting but at the same time we are also reports. of their operations. in the region syrian government troops have for the first time
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pushed into rebel territory taking some ground in northwest and it's only the beginning of what is expected to be a difficult and costly battle. where you know if he. is against political blackmail under military pressure and by the russians to enter our pure and they were right that land will be met with fire the next box will be fateful our enemies will be surprised what you see. along with. groups are the dominant force in this area they have refused to abide by the ceasefire agreed by turkey and russia last september russia and syria say the military campaign is against those so-called radical groups but those fighters are embedded among the civilian population russia has accused turkey of not fulfilling its commitment to clear a demilitarized zone from the so-called radical groups and. open highways that link
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cities held by the government but turkish officials argue a war with them and other armed groups would only endanger the lives of civilians and has been trying to push for a negotiated solution. now the syrian army and its allies are trying to forcibly dislodge them at least from the hammock countryside and a few kilometers into an area that was supposed to be a buffer zone the army has announced the scope of its operations but there is no indication it involves recapturing the entire province especially since turkey continues to have a military presence there and still maintain a strong alliance with russia. bringing those live from beirut increased fighting in what is supposed to be. in the region is covered by a truce which was brokered by russia what are all sides trying to achieve here. well what the syrian government wants is to be able to recapture the whole of the
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province but what it wants is not really on the table because russia and turkey call the shots especially in the north of the country these two countries are major stakeholders their power brokers and there have been working together and they plan to work together because their strategic interests extend beyond syria what does russia want russia wants to be able to open the main highways that runs through the province of idlib it wants to do that so trade will be revived and it will help the government in damascus what turkey wants is for russia to allow it to operate in northern aleppo to be able to push the syrian kurdish why p.g. from that from that area so these are the immediate goals of both russia and turkey and what we understand is that there are talks that are taking place turkish officials have even said that they're in talks with the russians to discuss the deployment. of their forces so it seems that this operation in northwest syria is
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limited in scope for the russians and its ally the damascus government so they want to take over these highways in order to revive trades and how significant is it that the government troops are now in opposition territory and what will this mean for the civilians who live in this area. well according to the united nations in this area of hostilities approximately three hundred thousand people live what we understand is half of them up to one hundred fifty thousand are now on the move to seeking safety further north sleeping out in the open so this is an area where people live but what does the government want to do they want to push further north and we've seen this in the past this has been a tactic in the past if you bomb the area in order to depopulate that than to allow ground forces to enter because for the syrian government if they move the rebels further north it will protect their territory the province of how my the province
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of left the key of the russian airbase in. so that is the immediate aim and so this fighting is in this so-called demilitarized zone at least it was supposed to be a demilitarized zone and both russia and the syrian government have repeatedly criticized turkey for not living up to its commitments to clear the sona fighters and weapons holder in beirut thank you very much for that update let's now speak to . syria he's a spokesman for the syrian civil defense which is a volunteer rescue group which is also known as the white house thank you so much for speaking to us tell us more for us about how civilians have been affected by this latest bombing campaign and what sort of conditions they're facing right now. thank you. only talk of all. but let's focus on best for your. three hundred.
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homes. for a bit of a. couple. of the work of art. on the brooklyn. you think. without even a basic human need. and i'm sure i'm sitting on that would you expect the host. of that back again because you have been. a civilian idiot being targeted in the bombing because the government and the russian say they are attacking the aam whose position. yes. you not only because in and of boston. and there's no way up there since you know you're thinking that somebody after six . o'clock or six again that being killed. children around or grabbing
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interest in health reform have been attacked. you're something. which of course is the weakest. part of your district that are being destroyed we don't want them or whatever and. expect any big goal. but the only game in this is even close it's a big man who. put on my pick of the ball from him they are not being honest on monday this is let me ask you the civilians who've been fleeing we're hearing many civilians fleeing these areas that are being bombed where are they going. to the. good of all of them are you going to make of course noticed oh. no it was the place to go your reasons but also the guys they won so i'm sorry no all of us what you think will make that turkey because not one not safe. area there
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for the history of the third. song of the year i will not spare you and a very big don't know if. they're trying to reach a take you spot i thank you so much for speaking to us most folks man for the white house is joining us day by skype from syria thank you for your time spent two more ahead on this al-jazeera news hour including you lied to congress and everybody else did that it would be considered a crime by the u.s. attorney general is facing a contempt vote in congress over the minor report on russian interference spots. i'm door such a bar in iraq coming up i'll explain why this cemetery in the central city of najaf is so important to shows around the world in support australia's biggest rugby stock learned his fate at a disciplinary hearing andy's here with that story in nato.
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and other world news to reuters journalists who spent sixteen months in a myanmar prison for reporting on the military crackdown on rohingya have been freed why go an inch or so were serving a seven year sentence for violating an official secrets act both men wear rain i did with their families one of them meeting his daughter for the first time when hey reports on a case that's drawn international reaction. after almost a year and a half in prison while alone and walked to freedom they left insane prison in yang gone moments after finding out their names were on a list of thousands of inmates to be freed in a presidential amnesty their immediate thoughts were for those closest to them and their profession. in a freeze in. their own the war. we seem to release says i want to see thank you very much i'm really happy and excited to see my family and my colleagues and i can
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wait a minute right over and out and soon after they were emotional family reunions for the journalists who were arrested in december two thousand and seventeen working for the reuters news agency they were investigating a massacre muslims in me and miles west when they were found to be in position of sensitive documents lawyers for the journalists said they were framed despite little evidence presented by the prosecution while alone and who were convicted of violating the official secrets act and sentenced to seven years in prison they appealed twice unsuccessfully. the case led to an international campaign to have them freed led by their employer we are enormously pleased that mean war has released our courageous reporters while on and. since their arrest five hundred eleven days ago they have become symbols of the importance of press freedom around the world we welcome their return much of the international pressure was focused on
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me and miles leader aung san suu kyi and her party the national league for democracy before forming the government they campaigned for human rights and freedom of speech but throughout the case they refused to speak out in support of the journalists or to amend laws like the official secrets act that critics say are open to abuse we can talk about the n l t you know having very much power over the military they do have power over the law the have a parliamentary majority if they wanted to they could abolish them and they. not the ordeal for a while alone and who has come to an end but it's one that should never have happened to journalists who say they were simply trying to uncover the truth when hey al jazeera bangkok one of the united nations has called the release good news but says the situation for journalists in myanmar is still die. we remain concerned about flaws in the judicial process that led to their conviction in the first place and this case is one of many where restrictive legislation has been used to limit
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freedom of the press and to silence dissent in the country there have been more recent cases i have quite a few of them here the editor of the irrawaddy news was arrested in april. and prosecuted for having express dissent or criticism of institutions in myanmar barely i spoke to barbara tree on feels the director of the international press since you know she says the release does not signal increased press freedom in myanmar. and not going to be a presidential pardon it's like and act of. somehow is out of the goodwill of the president which is absolutely enough except the poll indicates of to join only so should not have been put in prison in the first place and and certainly the laws and under which the joiners were put in prison and sentence and to be over
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a landscape that repressive and i have meant is still there so we welcome to release but it does not mean at all that. we and maher is making any progress toward great the press freedom the i.p.i. self was in myanmar with our annual world congress in twenty fifteen son of breaking the beginning off a democratic air and celebrating what we and many out of thought but to be did beginning of an era of openness in me out of our days has not been that way things have been getting worse the military has maintained and such criminal acts criminal laws like official secrets act that i made when i was in a number of other national security laws have been used against joe analysts and activists at a sense of so. me i'm not has been under pressure certainly more can be done. to the united states now where democrats in congress say they will vote on
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wednesday on whether to hold the attorney general in contempt for not providing the full special counsel report william barr has refused a request by congress to turn over an uncensored version of the mona report looked into russian interference in the twenty sixteen election committee hockett has a report from washington. u.s. president donald trump has said he believes he won the debate over whether his campaign worked with moscow during the twenty sixth election and it's time to move on. over. his democratic opponents in congress disagree with a monday deadline for u.s. attorney general william bar to turn over an unproductive copy of special counsel robert muller's report came and went democrats and now their next step president trap is told congress wednesday the house judiciary committee will vote on whether to hold bar in contempt of congress
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a criminal offense he lied to congress and anybody else did that it would be considered a crime. a blacked out muller report was released last month it concluded no one from the truck campaign committed a crime when they met with russians during the twenty sixteen election campaign however muller wrote well this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime it also does not exonerate him. democrats want to see the whole report something bar has refused even skipping a hearing last week democrats believe barr is protecting trumped by covering up evidence of misconduct they argue they have a constitutional obligation to investigate the president for alleged corruption and obstruction of justice republicans are accusing democrats of political theater designed to hurt trump's reelection in two thousand and twenty two vote but when republicans controlled the house of representatives in twenty twelve they did the
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same thing holding democratic attorney general eric holder in contempt for also refusing to turn over documents to congress and came when he joins us now live from the white house so can we what do we expect in congress today and what would a contempt vote on bar mean. well a contempt vote is quite serious and we should add that there is not just the possibility of a contempt of congress facing william barr the attorney general but also the possibility this could go to the civil courts you know there is even the prospect of jail time whether or not it will go there it certainly take a long time but this is a dramatic escalation in tensions folley what we do know is there is going to be some negotiating going on today between justice department officials truck justice department officials and members of the judiciary committee as they continue to try and get that redacted or blacked out version of the mulla report but at the same time the justice department has urged the committee to look at the redacted version
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so there is some negotiating going on in advance of this planned vote that will take place on wednesday we should point out though it's a careful to note that that wednesday vote is just to get it out of the judiciary committee in order to be in held in contempt of congress it must go to the broader house of representatives lower chamber of commerce congress to be voted on ok and the democrats can really also want to hear from another person don mcgann the former white house counsel and a main witness in the monday reports what's the chance of that happening. yeah they want to hear from the former white house counsel don began you know also looming over all of this is they want to hear from the author of the report robert muller himself the special counsel who did this investigation put out this four hundred and forty eight page report now we know the president specifically with regard to muller tweeted that he does not believe that he should testify last week the president also said the white house counsel donegan should not be appearing before congress the argument the trumpet ministrations making the president is making is
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that this is an investigation that is done that this is case closed and this is just another example of democrats in the opposition democrats as the white house likes to call them refusing to accept the outcome of the twenty sixth election now in twenty nineteen so what the white house advisor to the president kellyanne conway was saying in just the last few moments in the driveway behind me she was saying that she is hoping that what will happen now is that they can find some sort of agreement that they can continue to negotiate to satisfy the democrats what she's pressing for and challenging them to say is to stop investigating it's time to legislate for the american people to stop paying wasting taxpayers' money but this is certainly not an argument that's going to sit well with democrats again they believe they have a constitutional obligation to conduct oversight and seem to be pressing forward with that kimberly hockett at the white house thank you very much for that kimberly . now a new round of talks aimed at restoring northern ireland's power sharing government
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has taunted in belfast they're being held after the new ira admitted killing journalists leave on a key in london dairy last month raising fears a return to sectarian violence the region has effectively been without a local government for nearly two and a half years and by reports from belfast. the funeral limbo phones of young journalists shorted last month on diligent question from the priest why in god's name does the tick to ask of a twenty nine year old woman. with her whole life in front of her allies that reaction was a wake up call for foster leader of the democratic unionist party and mary lou mcdonald to head republican party shouldn't face the key was shot dead by dissident republicans during the rioting in london derry now people's clear frustration with two and a half years of political arm pass in northern ireland has led to new talks involving all the major parties there aimed at getting the devolved ministration based at
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stormont house back up and running here in the catholic are doing area of belfast al-jazeera met the director of an organization providing support and training to vulnerable young people under twenty five shane wheeler hand says the collapse of stormont means he can't get approval for future projects we want to see youth center and communities but we can't do that in the absence of effective executive at stormont so. we don't want people to go back and storm it in the way that it was before where there's a whole raft of supremacist lines to cross in order for us to have some sort of government that needs to change but we do need government do need some sort of legislative body that can actually bring us from where we are to a better place alfie mccrory's a youth worker in one of belfast's loyalist areas he says the political uncertainty is directly affecting local services yesterday i spent five hours with a lady and her son her son was tanna tickets on life and we took him to the
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hospital and he was sent home there was no but masons but then the hospital to help or some no money money comes from a budget budget comes from politicians politicians come from government show instead of it happening from the top during we're having to complain from the bottom up. and looking in the background wherever you go the fear that the political vacuum is allowing those who advocate violence to influence the generation born after the so-called troubles these days you can find a new kind of role model murals around here like the sporting figures but many people will tell you the longer the political arm pass continues the more young people will be tempted down a darker path many people here hope leery mckee's message of dialogue will now be heard by their politicians if it's not the implications for all communities here a deeply worrying and joins us now live from storm and how much chance is there for compromise. well that is the crucial question just to
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explain we're inside still won't call so where the devolved assembly is sas until twenty seventeen now it basically came to a halt initially over a row over a green energy projects but as one of the contributors in the report was saying there are hard red lines for some of the policies which might create a problem in reaching any compromise for a bit more on that i'm joined by john manley political correspondent for the irish news john just remind us what exactly are the sticking points for the parties and how difficult will it be for them to budge well is it a suite of issues ranging from same sex marriage women's reproductive rights and even how we deal with the possible i suppose the key. key sticking point is the irish language act which rather than just giving up they show recognition to the irish language act will be seen symbolically as an indication that unionists and
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genuine about sharing power with nationalists and we've heard from the from the. more as a lot of people call it moderates nationalist party today they think the elections have sent a message to the. faith the people really want to see talks getting serious do you think there was a message from the local elections i think they're spending that to some degree while there was movement on the periphery. perhaps for if it's stained it will represent a change in the political landscape it is only minor the moment and the two dominant parties simply consolidated their support at the election last week. we know that there's a lot of cynicism about these talks but as i was singing i reports a lot of communities really are feeling the effects of the political impasse yes yes and we have problems with health education but those are problems that did
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exist when we had devolution so it's pompoms wrong to blame the mentality on the lack of don't devolved institutions do you think then the that it's unrealistic to expect any movements and with the european elections coming up for example certainly i wouldn't expect anything in the short term i think this is going to be a long process and i think at the earliest we're looking at well beyond some or for some form of agreement john manley thank you very much for your time well we'll be following the events here throughout the day there's a three week window that's been devised by the london and dublin governments who are overseeing these talks but it could be a while before we see any real breakthrough thank you for that. live there from stallman's. i have time now for a check of the world weather in may is the month with the most deadly time thunderstorms often in the u.s. how itself it is usually because of tornadoes not been thirty tornadoes but actually i think we're below average to him quite well but this week does not look
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good now we expect at this time of year for tornado alley to be this sudden plain states do including nebraska when that is the case you don't really want to see this sort of thing if your wind this is a swirl or the start of a tornado coming from an obviously active thunderstorm this sort of thing if it runs it will come quite a significant new century say and can be worse than that sort of thing happens daily tends to move eastwards and then the next batch builds the next this is monday this is the next and next batch is building over kansas nebraska sundry and talking down into the panhandle of texas now at the moment there are tornado warnings out as a rain coming at these thunderstorms hail so diameter so it's causing some damage didn't see the greens represent in the forecast for the biggest shows like to be and the reason it's this time of year is worse because we're feeding a lot of moisture from the gulf of mexico and it's too cold in the north not tends to feed in fact we've got more snow forecast for the upper midwest the next few
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days. more likely dangerous storms keep going for this for rob thank you very much for that still ahead on this al-jazeera news hour. i'm down your. one hundred years after the presence of the former first lady a report on can still be found all over argentina. and sport trump honest tiger the golf as comeback story continues with a high profile visit to the white house. i really want to get down to the reality where they are on line. with. it is really hard to get a piece of stuff or if you join us on sunday the blood of the going to be felt that i'm on and this is a dialogue and everyone has a voice to talk to us in our live you tube chat and you too can be in history and
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again you're watching the news our knowledge is there with. a reminder of our top stories for the first time since a military offensive began in northern syria a week ago government forces have advanced into opposition territory more than one hundred fifty thousand syrians have been forced from their homes as the government planes bought by russia bomb parts surveyed they promenades to reuters journalists indeed myanmar have been released after a presidential pod and they've been serving a seven year prison sentence over their investigation into the ruling that crackdown and in the united states democrats in congress say they'll vote major on wednesday on whether to hold the attorney general in contempt or the embargo has refused a request by congress to turn over a nonsense said version of the monday report that looked into possible russian interference. twenty six election. that talks aimed at ending the seventeen year conflict in afghanistan have resumed this week representatives from the taliban and the united states have gathered after
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a short break for the start of ramadan shyness following the talks for us here in doha he joins us now live so what's the latest on these talks what progress has been made since this latest round began. well for you we're getting more details of the areas where the different sides are reaching agreement on there are still some sticking points that are making it difficult to come to a final agreement but first let's look at the positive messages that have been coming out there have been. details coming through to us that for example the taliban have managed to convince the united states that they would be responsible to insure that for five years after a deal is signed that the international community would give financial support to the afghan states and the afghan government there will be a larger. gathering of many different countries including may just take hold those
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like russia china and others that will take place here in doha as well that would help. cement what the interim government or at least maybe what's a host conflict government would look like that would give support to the. talks taking place there would be another summit taking place probably in turkey hosted in istanbul hosted by the turkish government to encourage investment and economic support from muslim majority countries as well so those are the positive things that seem to have reached some sort of an agreement amongst the different sides however the main sticking points namely how the taliban would be referred to in and they grew. he meant the timeline of us with the u.s. troops withdrawing from afghanistan those still remain but the fact that these discussions continue they say is a sign that they will eventually reach some sort of an agreement however they still
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haven't been able to find that equation whereby all sides will be happy. thank you. they have been protests in istanbul over a decision to cancel the city's mayoral election and hold every run this demonstration happened on monday night after take his election authority of all they were irregularities in the vote the candidate of the main opposition party the c.h.p. became mayor in march before that the city had been run by present or ship type on even twenty five years voters are now expected to return to the polls in. their lives to learn of my fellow citizens they tried to take away the elections we won on the evening of march there's one they've tried to steal why would. the. i'm calling on those who made the trichuris decision at the supreme election council believe me i will save even the lives of the children and grandchildren
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through the messages i'm delivering here while addressing his party president are the one defended the decision to little or i hope the decision will be good for stand bull as well as our country as politicians we see this decision as the right step to strengthen our will to solve our problems within the law and democracy and to leave the duty of the referee to the people it became clear that certain people with dirty hands had become involved starting before the elections and they brought the matter to this point step by step we sincerely believe that there was organized corruption full illegality and irregularity in the stand with me or elections. there are reports now from istanbul. following the decision of tora bora to end known. elections president spoke to the cameras and he said that the ruling party strongly believes that there are illegalities in the election and to repeat tell action is a means for democracy it's it is. it's. democracy institutions and
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turkey on the other hand the main opposition and of course the. this is a violation of the tree so now there is a question who's going to win because the votes are split into two main opposition and the ruling party and the difference was already very slight some parties argue that the mayor. has been treated. bored by the pressure off the artist so he will win at least four or five percent this is. one of the speculations on the other hand we see the ruling party very confident about themselves they say they have every evidence to prove that the main opposition rigged election results also it seems that the ruling party will be after the kurdish votes which which was named as the kingmaker in in march
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election and. the main the elderly about thirty children and granted access to the kurds so far to leave their lot. with his lawyers for the first. so probably they will be following up to the kurdish words to have the majority in the upcoming election on june twentieth street. south africa's president is promising to fight corruption as he seeks reelection on wednesday a series of scandals in recent years have dented the popularity of the ruling african national congress way of reports from johannesburg. elizabeth pang says her brother christopher didn't have to die he had epilepsy and lived in a mental health care facility in the last. three years ago she says health officials moved him to an unregistered on licensed and ill equipped building he was among more than a thousand patients taken out of care at the time weeks later he was dead it's
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manny. it's not i don't. get any don't really. know what it is left. along with christopher more than one hundred forty patients died nearly sixty are still missing campaigners say the officials responsible were stealing public health care funds that the officials deny it but it's just one of dozens of corruption scandals here in south africa that lighted the ruling african national congress specially in the last ten years it's made it increasingly difficult for the a.n.c. to retain votes. in. the worst scandals surfaced on the former president jacob zuma treasury says billions of dollars of public money was stolen presidency around opposer took over just over a year ago launched
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a number of inquiries into the corruption scandals referred to some are still running others a complete but the national prosecuting authority hasn't yet sent any want to jail . i asked the a.n.c. spokesman why so far justice of the group for what we know to n.p.r. is a special need not just follow up on issues which are based on commissions to ensure that where possible they can investigate what is a troll and the proper sanctions given to those who are in conflict with the law. is expected to win wednesday's general election polls suggest it will have the smallest majority it's ever had since he came to power in one thousand nine hundred four the end of white minority rule. from opposes stays in office south africans are waiting to see how far his fight against corruption will go i hope that it won't just be that none of that this isn't just about the politics of survival the appetite to send the correct signals to the public to the international community
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and to potential voters to potential investors i would hope that this is a much deeper more sincere undertaking than that but i'm not sure an inquiry into the health care scandal that killed christopher hasn't led to any prosecutions yet elizabeth and her mother say they won't find peace until they know what happened and who was responsible malcolm web al-jazeera johannesburg south africa. i know oil rich angola they hasn't been enough rain to end months of severe drought that's left millions of people struggling to get the food they need and reports. for maria and her family this is a daily task here in angola southern couldn't province they're taking what they need for cleaning cooking and drinking if they can find water finally they come across some rainwater collected in a hole dug by road builders despite it being unclean they are overtaken by first.
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name with. we drink this water say to gates cows ducks and pay nice along with all the animals we'll say can see this water even though animals deficit in urine and head to the united nations agency for children unicef says recent rainfall in angola has been erratic and below what's expected. and that's worsening an already severe drought two point three million people are now struggling to get enough food in the southern province of could in which borders namibia unicef says the approximate number of people in need has tripled from two hundred fifty thousand in january to eight hundred fifty thousand in march maria and her family are among them but. as of today they've even found enough water to wash their clothes. angola's president declared a state of emergency in january and acknowledges people need help.
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this year we are concerned with the upcoming months especially the next four to five months until october which is the time the rains begin we believe that until then the situation we saw in namibia and k'naan will get worse therefore the emergency program should be expanded so that we no longer lose cattle and human lives in this region and. the oil producing country has suffered an economic crisis since oil prices fell five years ago and unicef says the government led response isn't getting the funds it needs weaving maria her family and many others facing a struggle that's only getting worse. and jazeera. hundreds of students sent teachers in brazil have been protesting against government cuts to public education they gathered outside a military high school in rio de janeiro where president was speaking so didn't say the cuts will have devastating implications as government sponsored outrage last
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week when it revealed it will cut thirty percent of federal university funding. armed groups in colombia are once again forcing farmers from their homes displacement had been common during the fifty year fifty s. civil war but it stopped in the run up to a peace deal with the fock rebels and it's on the reports from southern corridor. for more than a month two thousand farmers and indigenous people have been living in makeshift tents in the village of. in a remote area of northern colombia. armed men arrived into rural communities with one message everybody had to leave. they said we had less than twenty four hours to vacate their communities we had no option but to leave the town and feet to the closest town didn't give us a chance to take anything. almost all the displaced are subsistence farmers he once made a living growing coca crops remaining greedy and for cocaine in territories under
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control of rebels but as part of the two thousand and sixteen peace deal they agreed to switch to legal crops in what was called a substitution program that promised assistance and development in the region. instead the power back in created by the mobilization of the far left smaller armed groups fighting for control of the land. farmer who is a man this struggles to hold back tears as he worries about losing his harvest he says he believes peace would have changed things for the better. we lived happily for two years all of us did then everything collapsed when peace implementation started everything seemed fine then the war came back. most families would like to go back to their homes in their fields but they say that the basic guarantees necessary for a safe return are simply not there. one farmer who recently tried to return lost his leg after stepping on
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a land mine the united nations says attacks on civilians have increased by ninety percent in the past two years affecting thirty thousand people mainly in areas where the government has failed to exercise territorial control and implement reforms many of these areas so the lack of off state presence and i'm not only talking about the army but also are there a certain peace down to shoot bring back normal and to move to those areas and some development so if there is still this ground for informal economies we will continue to see you maintain issues like internal displacement or becoming a community leaders a sad reality for days families who dream of peace but say it remains a distant delusion i was. just the that southern cordoba. scene ahead on al-jazeera in sport the baseball game creating the wrong sort of biased.
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welcome back now one of the world's largest cemeteries is in the rocky city of najaf as dosage reports it's an important resting place for shias around the world . this is where most want to be buried was the al salam means valley of peace and it is believed that this land was purchased centuries ago by the prophet abraham then centuries later according to ali every believer soul arrives here
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after death. because he believed it was part of heaven in mali shrine is nearby and those who want to be buried close so it's have to pay a higher price. look. he tells us he traveled all the way from northern iraq to bury his wife here the one you were brought up with despite the difficult journey and the high costs he says there is no alternative for she. doesn't know what the all salaam is a sacred burial ground for all of us that is close to. all the shias bury their dead here if we have to crawl on our bellies we must bury our dead in this cemetery close to him a shrine this runs in our blood and faith. twenty year old hassanein is no stranger to these grounds he's a third generation grave digger i bought the el salaam he's grown up here since he was six years old. and i was just. when i used to work with my father as a child to learn surrounding us was empty throughout the years the cemetery
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expanded and so did the graves i would never think of changing my profession that gets me closer to god and the household of the prophet. this ever growing cemetery will also have an impact on the future of the city of najaf. the cemetery is expanding to that there's a landscape that links the city of ledger and karbala all the way leading to the iraq saudi borders some people are buying houses and land for their future burials that's why we expect the city to be one gigantic burial ground in the future this is the oldest part of what the cemetery which makes it also the most expensive burial grounds there are no more plots here for sale and according to those who work here at least fifty bodies are buried on top of each other in some areas but for many shias there is no price too high for a chance to be laid to rest in what they believe to be part of heaven doris's or
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zero what the cemetery now. time to catch up on thank you so much folly will basketball star james holmes put in another huge performance in the n.b.a. playoffs the houston rockets beating reigning champions golden state to level the western conference semifinal series at sea wall last season's most valuable player netting six times from beyond the three point line he finished with a game high thirty eight points or golden state still going close to forcing the game into overtime the usually reliable kevin durant's and steph curry great chance his final score one twelve so i want to write houston. loci parks also winning on monday the park's taking a three one laid over the boston celtics in the eastern. reports. yonathan tend to complement the milwaukee bucks view that winning game four with ruben could the brink of the eastern conference finals was i.
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but daring with the possible three one deficit it was boston playing on home court that started the. kyrie irving making eleven of his twenty three points in the first shot i. think that's when both three were at their best and they took the two point advantage into the break if. you want but just like in previous games the third quarter is when the winning team have stepped it up on this occasion was no different milwaukee seizing the lead with a thirty three twenty three run and after sitting out the majority of the third in danger of being found out the walkies branches play came up big in the final quarter and here's the coco scoring seventeen of his thirty nine points in the fourth his effort securing a crucial road when final schools won thirteen one one zero one. zero down over them will give make plays to try to go downhill keep trying to live in the threes
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online and. to find the team it milwaukee and now just one win away from the eastern conference finals so while molly al-jazeera. australia's biggest rugby star israel folau has been found guilty of breaching the players' code of conduct over a homophobic social media post his contract terminated by rebel striker in april after he tweeted hello whites gay people but he requested a hearing which finished earlier on tuesday a three person panel still has to decide his punishments donald trump described tiger woods a true legend as he presented him with the presidential medal of freedom at the white south's woods's victory at the masters last month kept one of the greatest career comebacks in sport woods is a business associate of trump actually designing a golf course for the trump organization in dubai. in ninety seven yes i won the masters and i was there too. i am not holding my dad and my mom my dad is no longer here about my mom's here and i love you mom thank you.
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all not all athletes have been so came to accept invitations to the white house with visits to collect awards or celebrate championships becoming more controversial since trump took office alan fischer reports it's wonderful they have you here it's been a tradition at the white house for years when u.s. sports teams top off their celebrations with a visit to the president but like many other things it's different under trump the patriots are in a credible organization of the twenty teams that have won major titles only ten have gone to the white house the rest have either not been invited or more unusually have declined the invite our current president is a very divisive and you know individual he's someone who you know people don't unite around and even in these things that are supposed to be political or partisan he's such a divisive figure such a polarizing figure that it causes people to make
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a political choice donald trump has often said athletes should stay out of politics but he doesn't mind winning in one sports he was hugely critical of black american football stars who knelt during the playing of the national anthem in protest at police violence and he's picked fights on twitter with african-american athletes like basketball stars steph curry and le bron james. the philadelphia eagles won the super bowl last year american food bowls top trophy they were invited to the white house but when a number of top stars said they wouldn't be going because of the president the invitation was quickly rescinded one of the biggest things about dolphins politics is he supports who supports donald trump it's not necessarily about an ideological position i don't even think i think it's he loves who the. just in the last few days the manager of baseball's title winning boston red sox says he won't be joining his team in washington in protest at the u.s. government's failure to do more to help his native puerto rico after being hammered
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by a hurricane since it's very tough you know to go celebrate when where and where we had you know i'm a no go sports stars turning down a presidential invite isn't new but it's become more common with donald trump in the white house it used to be about respecting the office even if you didn't respect the man no more athletes me will stage their own boycotts no matter who is in the white house alan fischer i'll just you know washington and there were some unusual intruders at a major league baseball game in cincinnati a swarm of bees delayed the first pitch in the reds game against the san francisco giants for about twenty minutes thousands of them pricing a buzz around home plate before eventually being its out in the outfield the reds winning this one twelve for. all right that is high score so going for now andy thank you very much for that now argentina is celebrating the memory of its former
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first lady eva peron sixty seven years after her death she was popularly known as a champion of women's rights she died in one thousand nine hundred eighty two at the age of thirty three but as danielle shriner reports her image lives on. what she once said her greatest fear in life was to be forgotten one hundred years after her birth one hundred of eaters mark to the center with osiris to ensure that they've appeared on is remembered we say to her whole life as a young beautiful woman an actress she was an example of what a woman can be. the name in the image of the former first lady still shine in all corners of argentina books a story written about schools hospitals and restaurants are named after this dessert concocted in her honor but i read there were incorporating the image the figure of the values she represented the sensibility her main value was her
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sensibility which is necessary to overcome the difficult times are facing now david walker he was born in the seventh of may one thousand nine hundred nineteen in the argentine countryside a wealthy father abandoned the family to poverty aged fifteen she sought and found fame and fortune as an actress in one osiris there she met the rising politician who then labor minister. at a function to raise money for earthquake victims the rest as they say is history instead of being a woman fighting for social justice for equality she was taken into the hearts of the argentine people and aspired to the universal story and today everyone here in argentina remembers her the couple married in one nine hundred forty five and the following year he became president of argentina a plane skinny girl with prominent teeth transformed herself into a glamour icon both revere and despised she was something of an enigma while she was alive a champion of the poor wearing fur was a fighter for women's rights in
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a man's world a showbiz superstar ahead of a time sixty seven years after her death that attraction that influence remains just as strong. former president improbable candidate in this year's elections cristina fernandez describes her as an inspiration in a way i think that inspires the new struggles and today you can see that many of those movements many of these stretched industry you have young people with addition we divvied a sign with a veto on a still think about. still emulated sometimes denigrated however evita put on one hundred years after her birth has very clearly not been forgotten. and. when osiris. that's it for this news hour on al-jazeera i'll be back with more news in just a few minutes to this. group
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