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tucker and how optimistic are you that any concrete progress will be made. well yeah i was at. one of the blockades that we did in the main streets in the street yesterday and i was one of the 20 people who were holding it and there's this whole negotiation of actually giving up a street that we have just sold to. the military council is just say that the only reason they stopped this whole thing and they negotiated is because i'm blocking those streets so we actually gave it up which is a media hard thing to do to tell our activists the like old bag leave it open up the plays comedian and allow the soldiers who are just giving us a few days ago to come really close to where the action is happening where this it didn't happen so we are worried we don't think this is the real reason that the military council. has stopped the negotiation meeting their main reason is the elephant in there which is who teach who is this gen do read on michigan i became
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part of the robert response corps and now is a major player but but he is aided in the street and his forces arrayed in the streets and he feels that if if the deals go forward he's not going to have a place in it and he might even be. a scapegoat for their illusion going forward so this is the biggest problem we have and i think this is the main reason why the negotiation fell apart and it's whatever we reached right now in the negotiation might actually be redone so all what people decided on the negotiators we have to redo it again when you go back the negotiations that are about to do you think that the 3 of them want to hand over power or do you think that they're playing for time . they want to hand it over but they want to have it over in a way where they still have control over the army where they can still decide the war in yemen which a lot of the people in sudan don't want but the military wants because they get
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they get paid really well by. the emirates for it so there's a few things like that and also that both of their hand and him it's the were part of the genocide that happened before so they might be asked about that so they want to have a way where the rubber response force which used to be a militia that turned into this. other army that we have in the country and hitty and behind all can manage to stay so they want to have a deal where where they can exist and maintain their power so that's the problem is just this the state how do you deal with that and give the civilians but they are all indications are that they are going to give power because the country is not moving forward without them doing that the international community that's in them to do that so there's no way out of given the power but it's like how do you give that power and maintain a safety individual safety of them and their troops ok so many things to be worked through but thank you very much for your time. speaking to us in life from khartoum
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. soldiery and i were protesters are also back on the streets of the capital algiers their demands in democratic reforms and the removal of politicians from former president of. governments presidential elections are expected in july a longtime leader was forced to step down last month and police have arrested several people for corruption. what's more still to come on the news hour including . norway likes to bring both sides in venezuela's crisis together for mediation talks. like the whole robin bar not the politicians or the final stages of the 7 days that really is the general election. is over the other big issue we'll tell you more later on the program. plus mom and dads are forced to choose sides as their sons go head to head in the n.b.a.
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playoffs. iran's foreign minister job at serif china he's been tuning the region to shore up support after the u.s. tighten sanctions on iran's oil sector but china is part of the 2050 nuclear agreements and the biggest buyer of every indian oil but ties between them are now coming under pressure from washington as aging brain explains from beijing. both china and iran are involved in worsening disputes with the united states but china the issues trade for iran it's the threat of all iranian foreign minister zarif was last year 12 months ago just after the u.s. pulled out of the iran nuclear agreement that china helped broker it was meant to curb iran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for sanctions relief china and other
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nations roll out to keep. buying iranian oil as mohammed 30 and china is one of the most important partners of the slavic republic of iran it is also a political partner or a very close economic partner and also one of the remaining members of the nuclear deal monday during this new stage it is important to have close consultations with the chinese but earlier this month donald trump cancelled the exemptions that had permitted such purchases just before raising tariffs on 200 $1000000000.00 worth of chinese goods these recent developments pose a dilemma for china's leaders the relationship between china and iran has been affected a lot by the sanctions from america especially the recent escalating big nami sanctions and the military threat this cause a very big challenge and uncertainty in relations between china and the round creating added diplomatic pressure for china china's leaders are in
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a bind they still appear committed to the iran nuclear deal and maintaining trade ties but so far as we know china is not imported any iranian oil since the beginning of may a sign perhaps the china is reluctantly going along with the sanctions it publicly opposes so just china still have iran's back. no not at this point. and the other reason is that china is really not in a position to back here on right now the only the only party that can back here on is the europeans and they have 60 days to decide that but they probably have done everything they could and for china it's the best strategy for china actress stay out and maybe boys some support quietly. china has already begun to pay a heavy price for its relationship with their own man wing the c.f.o. of war way is awaiting extradition from canada to the united states on charges of
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conspiring to violate u.s. sanctions on iran 2 years ago another chinese telecommunications company paid the us government a fine of more than a $1000000000.00 of for admitting trading with iran. the question now is whether china's leaders will be prepared to defy trump over iran and risk further diplomatic and economic fallout given the state of that relationship though they may well feel they have nothing to lose adrian brown al-jazeera beijing. well let's get the view from the white house with our correspondent kimberly whole kit and kimberly the u.s. has been trying to fit maximum pressure on iran and what if in the last day the reactions of these latest developments. yeah well 8 the latest reaction has come from the u.s. president on twitter where we often get his thoughts very early on in the day here
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in washington and with regard to iran it is no exception his latest tweet criticizes the media and the coverage of iran thus far he says the fake news media is hurting our country with its fraudulent highly and accurate coverage of iran is poorly sourced it's made up and is dangerous at least iran doesn't know what to think and that may be a good thing well the president just landed here at the white house in the last half hour or so he did not talk to reporters the next time we could see him is in a couple of hours when he makes a speech to real estate executives here in town but certainly we have had reaction from the u.s. state department spokesperson with regard to those reports of iranian oil being unloaded from a tanker in a chinese port the spokesperson saying that the u.s. takes these sanctions violations very seriously and they will take action if needed the united states committed to enforcing those sanctions and of course we know in recent weeks with regard to that maximum pressure campaign from the united states
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the goal was to get iranian oil exports to 0 and came to the point where you speak very bullish on this but what about congress since the u.s. government's united's. yeah the congress is really frustrated with this is ministration right now because they feel that they're in an information vacuum with regard to the intelligence that is continually stated as being alarmist in some cases that is a threat to united states personnel in the region but that is not sort of jiving with what other partners of the united states are saying and congress for those who have been briefed say that they feel that this intelligence has been thin at best particularly some of the president's democratic critics we know there was a briefing on thursday on capitol hill for the so-called gang of 8 that the democratic and republican leadership as well. the chairs of the intelligence committees but the broader congress all of the house of representatives the u.s. senate they are demanding
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a briefing as well because at the end of the day it is congress that must authorize war with iran not the white house they cannot do that unilaterally we know that briefing is set to take place on tuesday it will involve the u.s. secretary of state likely some defense officials and the concern is that the reason for this information vacuum is because there is division within the white house that the national security adviser john bolton tends to be hawkish shuns diplomatic actions but we know that the president tends to favor them advocating for diplomacy we've seen this with north korea and when asked yesterday at the white house whether or not the president whether he saw war with iran is being emitted he simply said i hope not ok kimberly hold that there but thank you very much indeed for joining us live updates from washington d.c. . for the palestinian foreign minister says the u.s. plan for ending the israeli palestinian conflict would be an unacceptable surrender speaking in london we have said the plan that president donald trump calls the deal
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of the century is in fact the consecration of a century old or deal for palestinians washington says the proposal could be unveiled in june but it's not revealed any woodsy sales israel has not officially taken a position on the plan. this is a consideration it's going to give its stamp of approval to israel's policies. the us administration has shown nothing but this regard who writes on football if you don't like. what international law. the internationally recognized terms of. common sense and decency. at least 8 afghan police officers have been killed in a u.s. led air strike in helmand province southwest of kabul the attack happened during a battle with the taliban just outside the provincial capital of lashkar gah afghan
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officials say they're investigating the incident. the end is near 7 week long election is drawing to a close official campaigning ends on friday with the 7th and final phase of voting to be held on sunday the governing b j p's campaign has been highly focused on prime minister narendra modi seeking a 2nd term in office the opposition has accused him of stirring up hainsey nationalism. reports from viral nassi one of the prime ministers strongholds 6 like. it's loud it's passionate and it's drawing crowds to the city about an hour saying they've come to see priyanka gandhi for the indian national congress party drum up support her party wants to unseat the income but m.p. that's prime minister narendra modi for the moment it's more about political celebrity
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and less about politics. but analysts say a resurgence of the opposition is countering modi's record his personality and hyper nationalism what has happened is that modi has projected himself as a personal figure who represents india india's national interests where is everyone else seemed to be coming short of what might be nationalism in this country as a result the campaign is incredibly vitriolic incredibly personalized. on the other side of our nazi supporters of 2 other major regional parties a similar to what he unbuttons the march parties have joined forces to take on voting questions like we are in the final stages of the election. crisscrossing the constituents in the trying to win the everything. general election has been the straw the rest of. the most polarized india this thread. of view some members of the
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public agree with. friends becoming enemies within families that have been divisions and talks of talks on the religion hindu muslim and these things have never happened in the past we're doing together regional party leaders like a collision says the cult but stay here to deliver on its promises of don't be dressed in favor of nationalist fervor they're not talking about extras when they're not about blood and they're not talking about the humor dilation advantages they're not talking about how g.s.t. has worsened the business of local businesspeople so they're not talking about the relevant issue there only about national issues that is only because they're talking about terrorism. the state of west bank goals all campaign related violence will choose to ignite injuring several people the election commission and did campaigning there on thursday evening but not before the prime minister spoke.
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earlier. you have all seen what's been happening in west being all the criminals of the ruling t.m.c. have made the state into a living hell the type of oil that has spread across this region is a stain on democracy. as the campaigning for india's weeks long general election and many are now looking forward to the final phase of voting but some here wonder if democracy is reputation has already been damaged so he'll rob an al-jazeera of our nazi. still to come on al-jazeera. battle lines are drawn to once again as campaigning begins in the u.k. for the european elections. the designs that bounce a global reputation in the back on the legacy of architect i and pay his died at the age of $102.00. and qatar unveils its 1st stadium specifically builds for the 2022 world cup complete with air conditioning peter will be here with more.
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hello we've got a little rash of spring showers on the cards for parts of the middle east over the next couple of days iraq is said to see a little bit of wet weather from time to time more so over towards afghanistan pushing over towards northern parts of pakistan so a little more cloud here that fades up into turkmenistan uzbekistan as well you see the showers they come back aim high isolated she will fall between and some hate around into iraq baghdad at $41.00 cells just a rather more comfortable mid twenty's there for beirut and for jerusalem over the next couple of days. he could catch a little bit of shabby rain still a chance of one of the that western side of iran it should be a little drier over towards afghanistan and over towards the himalayan plateau
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a little bit of doubt whether certain a possible. c.n.c. parts all of the arabian peninsula eastern areas of saudi arabia you could catch a spotted sea off rain here that is the case to even into hot temperatures at $36.00 celsius and fully get up to about 34 and sunday so a little only he made side temperatures just pegged back as a result of that but it should be lossy try not to draw too across southern africa it's also want to see showers just around the mozambique channel and pushing up into southern parts of tanzania. russia has jeopardized the united states security interests we know what you are doing and you will not succeed perceptions from the outside looking. towards the picture from the inside. still i think russia's foreign policy is too soft to keep him off russian goals to be achieved not peace and. full russia all knowledge is
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you're watching all jazeera remind all the top stories this hour. the u.s. humanitarian affairs chief has warned the security council of a growing protest strophe in syria's in the province michael cox says the government's forces had attacked camps and hospitals and the deescalation zone. protesters in sudan are gearing up for another day of demonstrations in the capital khartoum because seaters have been trying to reach a consensus about who will govern the country before a new elections are colds iran's foreign minister is calling on china and russia to work with tehran to save the 2050 nuclear deal from collapse of its a reef is in beijing where he's trying to shore up support after the u.s. tighten sanctions on iran's oil sector. but the fiance of murdered saudi journalist jim ussher g. says she cannot understand why the world hasn't done enough to bring his killers to justice and teaching this was speaking as
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a congressional hearing on press freedom in washington she was the last person to see her before he entered the city consulate in. istanbul last year 7 months on his boat has still not been found mike hanna reports and miss hoosier in a deeply divided congress this is one issue that receives bipartisan support democrat and republican members expressing dismay at attacks on journalists around the world and strong criticism of a president who stands accused of encouraging or empowering such attacks president donald trump has fought that huge amount of the work of news organizations has failed to criticize repressive regimes and has praised leaders who crush the senate under close scrutiny the murder of jamal khashoggi and testimony from his fiance is deeply saddened that visiting his hometown of washington alone i could us it flow moloney he said the reason jamal moved to the united states was because there were
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other people like him in prisons in saudi arabia who could not was their own opinions and he felt responsible for them and he said in the united states i can be their voice if we cannot bring him back maybe at least we can help free those people and other prisoners of. support from committee members written testimony really is a love letter to your. fiance i hope that what you hear today does not sound like empty words needs to be accountability for your fiance john mark karr shows she's murdered his loved ones deserve justice and we lawmakers have an obligation to push for their justice despite pressure from congress president trump insists the matter is closed resisting attempts to hold any saudi leader responsible a stark statistic presented to the committee in 9 out of 10 cases of journalists killed while doing their jobs no body or person has been held accountable.
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jamal khashoggi remains part of what in the eyes of his fiance and this committee is a horrific reality mike hanna al-jazeera washington. crossfire as he talks in britain aimed at striking a compromise on to these make bricks a deal have failed labor leader jeremy corbyn says discussions have gone as far as they can but see sides have tried for weeks to agree on the terms for the country's exit from the e.u. britain was cheated leave on march 29th but has insulates until october 31st for brennan has the latest from london. no surprise really that these 6 weeks of talks between the government and the opposition labor party have failed to agree a compromise position on how best to proceed with the 2 sides simply too far apart and 2 main sticking points where labor's demand for a permanent customs union that is uniform tariffs or lack of them within the
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european community that was a red line that the conservative leader recently was simply not prepared to cross and the other issue that was the sticking point according to those involved was the idea of having another referendum even a confirmation of the referendum looked to be too much for the conservatives and indeed labor is also conflicted on the idea of putting the hold back to the people for another vote so where does that leave us well short of time frankly the european elections european parliamentary elections take place next week both the conservatives and labor are expected to get a hammering from the electorate because of the perceived incompetence over the way that handled this but immediately after those parliamentary elections parliament's goes into recess it sits again until the week of june the 3rd at that point we're looking at potentially the prime minister bringing back the withdrawal bill for another formal vote and it's looking increasingly likely that she will lose that
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vote again it will be the 4th time that she's lost where then well it's anybody's guess looks like if she loses it she will be forced to step down sooner rather than later but where does that leave bracks it well again very short of time there's no prospect i don't think labor indeed saying that they will not pass the legislation before the end of july that means parliament will go into the summer recess and remember the deadline for it is the end of october if we come back early september and there's still no firm idea as to how to tie up all these new sense. then we really are going to be very much up against it again to meet that deadline set by the e.u. . well as the main parties in the u.k.
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remain in disarray over breaks campaigning is getting underway for the european elections it's our exercise is being seen as a barometer indicating support or a lack thereof for leaving the european union lawrence lee has more now from the southwest of england's these people believe they are the defenders of democracy in britain under siege by elites which would stall the barricades and overturn the bricks and referendum the new brics it party likes to encourage this fortress mentality and clearly many english people do too they are way ahead in the polls and this is a warning to parliament not just the conservative party the labor party as well if they do not deliver for exit in a meaningful form that actually is abrupt that we won't contest the next general election and that m.p.'s of both parties are in dire trouble assuming the polls are right the brics that party will win at least a 3rd of the votes in the european election plus a further people in this country who actively want to leave the european union with
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no plan and no deal they are determined and they are organized and their opponents are in some disarray with the conservatives and labor at war with themselves and each other it has fallen so far you've other passes to try to fight off brick says here's a new one called change u.k. currently polling in single digits. and here's another resurgent centrist liberal democrats on around 15 percent nowhere near as high as the bricks at policy so why don't they all stand together and if they don't which one should people vote for. going to fearing i would be much happier if there were 9 parts or 2 working together on a common threat from it didn't happen i'm not blaming anybody it's just the way it is now we're dealing with the reality and i think it's very clear from the polls people are gathering around the liberal democrats and i would encourage them to be right then there's the greens registering the highest ever polling in the u.k. they accepted there had been infighting between the remain supporting policies not
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a good look when the aim is to defend the u.k. from the disaster of brics is if we're taking it as a proxy referendum i mean need to add up the votes of the brics the party not at the base remain parties and then i think what that might come out about but honestly say it's the people in the middle who can make a difference and what we need to do is have a people's face that we can actually see where the country is now and i'm trip i'm pretty sure that that will come out for remaining to the u.k. voters are offered a choice between a new policy that offers no policies whatsoever other than brick states and yet which is utterly focused or several of us who have coherent policies on almost everything yet which seem at odds with each other along with all drags on the more confusing it becomes lawrence leigh al-jazeera in the southwest of england. norway is trying to bring the venezuelan government sans opposition together for mediation talks and that ends in the 5 month power struggle opposition leader one quite ill confirmed he sent delegates to norway and said there has been no in the kosi asian
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with government representatives president nicolas maduro hasn't confirmed the meeting did say an advisor was in europe on an important piece mission for latin american editor lucien newman joins us now live from venezuela's capital caracas and say let's start with the diplomacy has there been any breakthrough in norway to end the political deadlock. oh and we appear to have lost lucy and even welcome back sir as soon as we get back in touch but for now let's move on see brazil and the presidents of brazil has dismissed huge protests over education saying they're politically motivated demonstrators where it's in large numbers on wednesday denouncing jarboe scenarios funding cuts speaking all visiting the u.s. for sonora said the demonstrations were hijacked by his predecessor supporters who don't care about education. education is in bad shape i'd rather not
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have to cut or limit any funding anywhere but that's the reality if i don't do it i have to answer to the fiscal responsibility law and i could even have to face impeachment and i believe no one wants this in brazil. taiwan's parliament has approved same sex marriage making the territory the 1st place in asia where it's legal i was it gives same sex couples similar protections given see others and it follows years of debates about marriage equality the place on the international day against homophobia transphobia by phobia. that's been a decade since the end of sri lanka's 25 year long civil war people on all sides of the conflict are focusing their efforts see rebuild their lives for a struggling economy and why it's in unemployment have made things difficult you
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know finance reports from killing or teaching at northern town that was ravaged by the war previous. ship dr tangle to subtlety has worked hard since the end of the war in 2009 to put the brutal conflict behind him he's one of 5 doctors who treated civilians caught between government and tamil tiger fighters mother and father brought. children so that one was in the you know it does not call them were in the day the in the next one the next. and they told of this one also going to day and they were crying. at least one arrested by the government questioned and released after the war he quickly returned to his job. he now uses his spare time to teach young people how to make the best of their education 10 years after
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the end of the war dr thought there will be hopes programs like these will give students more opportunities to build a better future. it's an option that may have kept can the learn from joining the tigers when he was 16 years old today he's battled is to provide for his family after spending 3 years in prison i got a conditional bail and have to go and sign in every month this is a must no matter where i work i also have to attend court hearings the 3 years that i was in prison we got into a lot of debt. that's a common feature in most households here in the form a war zone many families struggle to make ends meet these people who are devastated during the war who could not earn a living for many many years even over the last 10 years are still in an economic crisis of sorts and we have yet to see how we are going to get them out of this high rates of unemployment have not helped the aftermath of the war has left
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households struggling to cope financially with little few opportunities and many have lost family members or wheaties the news of those still missing. government troops battled a 26 year walk with the tamil tigers who fought in their rights against what they described as discrimination by should learn to sing in these majority successive governments could not defeat the tigers on to president minded rajapaksa took power he won the war but many say he lost the peace and alienated the tamil people i made serious allegations of human rights violations both the government and. or accused of committing war crimes but only the government has faced pressure to answer for its actions so far a senior government official in the north says the government could have done more if real life. and every life need to be on 3rd fall and without which we can move
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forward i would a mark of if you move forward without answering i would have to really be you and i very well won't be any justice for that and i'm standing for that dr southam of the hopes those pledges will be honored till then he's concentrating on helping young tamils better their lives and their philander's al-jazeera killing archie northern sri lanka. well let's head back to venezuela no we can join our latin american and so the c.n.n. human see it we were saying earlier that representatives from one opposition and a representative from the madeira governments have gone to norway for potential talks as to beat any breakthrough in those talks to end the political deadlock. confirmed to us about his representatives have already left norway and that they are probably already back here in. short while of gold the foreign minister of
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venezuela jorge out of yasser put out a tweet in which he has thanked the norwegian authorities specifically his norwegian counterpart for helping in what he called a dialogue by the opposition saying there is no dialogue only what they described as mediation at the same time here in caracas for the 2nd day in a row members of the 28 member contact group which was established by members of the european union 5 latin american countries and some scandinavians as well have been meeting with president nicolas maduro and with the opposition. and they are keeping their cards very very close to their chest particularly why those who is under a lot of pressure from some sectors of the opposition say that it is pointless to have any dialogue or any attempt to to get president to step down from dialogue they are calling for u.s. and other foreign intervention instead so what we are hearing from from the
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government is that they're happy to dialogue but the opposition is showing no signs yet that there is going to be a breakthrough in these attempts the 1st attempts in nearly 4 months to break this standoff. at a top level current intelligence officer who had recently defect since has been found day in a hotel near caracas what more do you have for us on this. and this is a very very complicated story the one who was found dead was the right hand man of the top intelligence officer a major and he was found in a hotel room with a with a gunshot wound to his head nobody understands how or why that happened but the man who had been his boss up until april 30th when he. he helped release leopoldo lopez the most prominent that israel and political prisoner has put out a long statement saying that he is holding president personally responsible for this major's murder and this happened just minutes after. that but israel is most
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or all the political prisoner a former police commissioner had escaped his house arrest this was on thursday all says that he had not escaped that he had actually given him an amnesty and that he had been released with the help he says all of the members of the intelligence community and the army so this is certainly a blow to the president who is trying to show that there are no more defections or betrayals within the ranks of the of the military soon human life from a caracas thank you very much indeed. lots more still to come on al-jazeera including the boston brings the trolley about to reach their 1st stanley cup finals in 6 years peter it will have more in sport.
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that one of the world's. pay has died at the age of $102.00 his books include the pyramids at the move from paris museum of islamic. jory gave me looks back at his life and career. i am pais designs helped shape the skyline of cities around the world from the distinctive glass pyramid of the live in paris to the 72 story bank of china tower in hong kong doha's museum of islamic art was one of his last projects it was inaugurated in 2008 and combines a modern design with elements of islamic architecture. i'm very honored actually
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to be presented to you in this manner. i'm one an architect but this building is very special to me simply because it helped me to learn something about another world another religion. in the culture pay was born in china but moved to the united states in the 1930 s. the buildings he designed the modernist in style characterized by angular geometry and expansive glass and concrete walls he was somehow able to almost natural cli blend the cutting edge with things that people were interested in and wanted and liked and responded to so he made modernism modern architecture something that people loved as opposed to something that people hated which a lot of architects have done in his adopted country he was probably best known for designing the east building of the national gallery of art in washington d.c. as well as the rock n roll hall of fame in cleveland ohio pay no to rock n roll fan
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had initially turned down the job beginning to be you know you don't really. get caught up with music changes and. we have to go. out and say hey 70 year long career was full of professional highs and he leaves behind a secure legacy as one of the 20th century's most prolific and revered architects victoria gaye to be al-jazeera. well it's time for the sport now here's peter thank you very much one of the world's top or rugby union players has had his contract terminated by his country after an investigation into homophobic comments he made on social media israel folau was officially sacked by rugby australia on friday after a panel found him guilty of breaching the team's code of conduct for lao who is an
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ultra conservative christian posted on instagram last month that how awaited homosexuals and drunks among other sinners it means australia will be without their best player at the world cup in japan. i've communicated directly with the players all professional players to make it clear that rugby a straight a fully supports the right to be on life and nothing has happened. but when we're talking about inclusiveness in our game we're talking about respecting difference as well when we say rugby is a game for all we may know. the golden state warriors are in the driving seat as they bid to reach the 5th straight n.b.a. finals they were in 2 up in their playoff series against portland the warriors stiff kerry came up against these brothers safe and blew a 15 point halftime lead but was still clinging on in the 4th quarter curry getting them back to haiti with
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a 3 pointer the brothers parents watched from the sidelines bedad del is a former n.b.a. star himself but steph curry was irresistible for the warriors sitting up dream on green the defending champs held 14114111 when game 3 of the western conference finals in portland on saturday. worked out perfectly 9 people who were we want. the boston bruins have reached the stanley cup finals for the 1st time since 2013 they swept the carolina hurricanes 4 games in the east finals boston rounding things off nicely with a 4 nothing victory in game 4 as well they'll play st louis or san jose as they go through their 7th stanley cup win. it's a depleted line up on quarter finals day at the italian open tennis after roger federer and naomi osaka both withdrew from their matches through injury defending
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champion rafa nadal wasted little time against fellow spaniard fernando verdasco he dropped just 4 games in a straight sets win. and an upset too for the 6th seed kane ishi corey knocked out by diego shorts in the unseeded arginine releasing some incredible shots in a 6462 victory to reach the same as. some of the big names are struggling on day 2 of golf 2nd major of the season the u.s. p.g.a. championship former champion rory mcilroy is in danger of missing the current after dropping 5 shots so far he's 7 over as we speak leader brooks kept tees off later on. qatar has unveiled the 1st stadium to be specially built for the 2022 world cup they all walk around a stadium outside the capital doha gave a breath of fresh air of the country's domestic up final as joanna gash reports was. if this was
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a taste of what fans can expect at the world cup in 2022 than cattle impressed a dazzling opening ceremony which to its 1st purpose built stadium you know what crowd and keen to demonstrate its global appeal organizers of the tournament invited international legends to watch the show it's just it's amazing when you look at also the stadium it's very close to the to the players it's got a great feel to it and it actually feels like you're at a world cup this is not a single loss and talk about an i.p.o. it's a stadium that compares to the santiago bernabeu it's a marvelous stadium it's good for the public and good for the players. oh what christiane is set to host 40000 fans for games up to the quarterfinals and the me a cup final was a sellout the late architect zaha hadid was influenced by traditional arabian dels when she designed it but as well as not to the past cathles latest stadium also
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features state of the art technology one of the coolest things about our what chris de d.m. is the air conditioning system it may be in the high thirty's outside but in here it's in the low twenty's and that's because the whole stadium is ed condition right up through the seat down to the pit. the fans did give former spanish international shabby a warm sendoff though as he played one of his last much as before retiring from the game features president janney in pantene i was also in the crowd alongside the emir of qatar he's been pushing for an expanded 2022 world cup which would see the country's neighbors share hosting rights despite a blockade cats are must be hoping they've done enough to change his mind. jonica al-jazeera what cats are. you ventas coach. will leave the club at the end of the season having won city of titles 5 of them in succession you very haven't yet given a reason for the italians departure
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a legacy has led the 2 ringside to 2 champions league finals since arriving in 2014 but the club hasn't won a major trophy in europe in 23 use and that's all the sport more later hala thanks very much peter about say it for me for this new start to stay with us here on al-jazeera back in just a moment with more of the latest nice. people that have to weigh your record on this travel in fact a few years ago there was a place only for one state on the land of israel i do not believe in a 2 state solution the official story is unfair and on purely optional are you i don't care about the official story if you were to go visit today you would say
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to stand up in. a standoff in sudan as military special forces try to remove barricades set up by protesters. iran's foreign minister calls on the international community to save the nuclear deal as he visits china to gather supports. class nor deal of talks between the u.k.'s main parties break with writes a compromise. we begin at the united nations for the un's humanitarian affairs chief as warns of a grim humanitarian crisis. in syria's edler province mark local could dress the u.n. security council as a special session after the bombing of hospitals and refugee camps within syria's deescalation zone the council called for the urgent meeting after government forces
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backed by russian airstrikes renewed their assaults on it lip and hammer province's late last month at least 180000 people have been forced from their homes well our diplomatic efforts to james bass is live for us now at the united nations and james said just give us a sense of what we've been hearing at that session well the security council meeting in the last few moments is come to an end it was a very tense security council meeting a war of words i think between some of the western delegates and the russian the syrian ambassador is about what's really going on in the ad lib but clearly when you have different sides with different views on this you go to the u.n. officials and the u.n. officials had a pretty grim picture of what was going on we heard from the u.n. humanitarian chief mark local who said in the last 3 weeks 17 schools have been
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damaged or destroyed 18 medical facilities again damaged or destroyed in just the past 3 weeks he said this is something very long been predicting the secretary general has been warning about this for months last september he stressed that it was quote absolutely essential to avoid a full scale battle in italy and quote and he warned that that would quote unleash a humanitarian nightmare unlike any we have seen in syria. when i briefed you here on 18 september i said a full scale military onslaught could result in the worst humanitarian tragedy of the 21st century. despite our warnings our west fears and now coming true. more powerful testimony there jane says could this change anything on the ground. well certainly the russians and the syrians are hitting back at the claims that
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they're doing anything illegal the russian ambassador talked about what had happened over the last couple of years in the fight against eisel particularly in russia and saying where were the security council meetings about all the civilians that died in the u.s. led coalition bombings there he denied that his country was doing anything wrong in the same from the syrian ambassador who said that they were targeting schools and hospitals these were legitimate military operations against what he said was terrorists and i think the telling point is that the syrian ambassador then added that the military operations will continue so the idea of calling this clearly council meeting to put down a marker to stop the bombardment by russia and syria does not appear to have worked of course the next phase would be for those countries that are opposed to the actions of the syrian government and the russians to put forward some sort of resolution but the russians have made it quite clear over the entire period of the
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war that when a resolution comes they're prepared to use their veto as a permanent member in fact during the syrian war they've used their veto some 12 times on syria james space there joining us live from the u.n. thank you. protesters in sudan are continuing demonstrations in the capital khartoum friday prayers were held near army headquarters where a mass sits in this cell so ongoing earlier the rapid support forces tried to remove barricades prison place by protesters but eventually gave up mohammed al has this report. under the scorching sun they got up for friday prayers and to keep their protests alive i'm on. a special prayer say to for the dead who just days before their movement the friday sun has political messages to me and calls for the protestors took hold down there and to military to. what. it's
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compulsory honest respect the security forces including the rapid support forces they're our partners in our struggle for change they protected us from the old regime when we needed their help they are from our family. that loud chants begin as soon as they have done with the press. our martyrs i'm not dead but right here with us they chant 5 people were killed and more than 200 injured when sudanese forces fought the protesters on the air this week. the last of the canada about and really don't know when the protesters were killed the military council came out and said they were upset that their commanders weren't allowed to pass or checkpoints people have died yet they are more upset about access for their man they don't really care so much that is the matter we have achieved 60 percent of our goals our revolution is ongoing we will continue
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until we achieve key objective a civilian government and accountability for those who have committed crimes against humanity. the mood of these quaint hard to lose fabo conciliatory than before them. the protesters of acceptable. some of the demands of the military council and lifted most of the barricades on the streets of the capital. the head of the transitional military council general are hung on wednesday suspended talks till all but it kits were moved the protesters say the only body kids left so far around the square and put there for their own protection and that any attempt to remove them would be met with with stiff resistance they say there is no one who can take them away from this square because abundant in the relation will be the death of saddam muhammad at all does it or. at least 8 afghan police officers have been killed in a u.s. led air strike in helmand province science west of kabul the attack happened during
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a battle with the taliban just outside the provincial capital of rush cargo and afghan officials say they're investigating the incidents. so cheery and i were protesters are also back on the streets of the capital algiers it's a man saying democratic reforms and the removal of politicians from former president of lizzie's beautifully because government presidential elections are expected in july a longtime leader was forced to step down last month and police have arrested several people for corruption. the palestinian foreign minister says the u.s. plan for ending the israeli palestinian conflict would be an unacceptable acts of surrender speaking in london marcie said the plan that president donald trump calls the deal of the century is in fact the consecration of a century old ordeal for palestinians washington says the proposal could be
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unveiled in june but it's not revealed any more details israel has not officially taken a position on the plan. this administration is preparing to give its stamp of approval to israel's policies. the us administration has shown nothing but this regard who writes and for palestinian lives. for international law and the internationally recognized terms of reference for common sense and decency. now iran's foreign minister john serif is in china he's been tearing the regions of ghana supports after the u.s. tighten sanctions on iran's oil sector where china is part of the 2015 year clear agreements and the biggest buyer of every knee an oil but ties between them and are coming under pressure from washington as adrian brown explains from beijing. both
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china and iran are involved in worsening disputes with the united states for china the issues trade for iran it's the threat of war iranian foreign minister zarif was last here 12 months ago just after the u.s. pulled out of the iran nuclear agreement that china helped broker it was meant to curb iran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for sanctions relief china and other nations roll out to keep buying iranian oil. more him turning in china as one of the most important partners of this logic republic of iran it is also a political partner or a very close economic partner and also one of the remaining members of the nuclear deal monday during this new stage it is important to have close consultations with the chinese but earlier this month donald trump canceled the exemptions that had permitted such purchases just before raising tariffs on $200000000000.00 worth of chinese goods these recent developments pose a dilemma for china's leaders the relationship between china and iran has been
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affected a lot by the sanctions from america especially the recent escalating big nami sanctions and the military threat this cause a very big challenge and uncertainty in relations between china and the around creating added diplomatic pressure for china china's leaders are in a bind they still appear committed to the iran nuclear deal and maintaining trade ties but so far as we know china is not imported any iranian oil since the beginning of may a sign perhaps that china is reluctantly going along with the sanctions it publicly opposes. so just china still have iran's back no not at this point. and the other isn't is that china is really not in a position to back here on right now the only the only party that can back iran is the europeans and they have 60 days to decide that but they probably have done
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everything they could and for china it's the best strategy for china actress stay out and maybe boys some support quietly. china has already begun to pay a heavy price for its relationship with their own mom wing the c.f.o. of war way is awaiting extradition from canada to the united states on charges of conspiring to violate u.s. sanctions on iran 2 years ago another chinese telecommunications company paid the us government a fine of more than a $1000000000.00 after admitting trading with iran. the question now is whether china's leaders will be prepared to defy trump over iran and risk further diplomatic and economic fallout given the state of that relationship though they may well feel they have nothing to lose adrian brown al-jazeera.

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