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>> this is al jajazeera. hello. this is the newshshour live from london. comingng up, cases are reportedn mozambique. rescuers join the desperate effort for those stranded by a cyclone. despite the rain, algerians tell the streets, keeping up their demand for the president to go. isil noe house says longer holds any territory in
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syria. fighting continues. iraq's president gets an angry reception the day after an overloaded ferry sank, killing at least 100 people. all the sports coming up. amateur boxing back in favor for tokyo 2020. downports president backs from a fight with the international olympic committee. >> over a week since the cyclone hit mozambique and symbolic way and desperation is growing among survivors. an estimated 1.7 million people are estimated. in mozambique, the worst hit, 293 people have now been confirmed dead, but it is fear that the death toll will far
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exceed 1000. a devastated city has been the center of the effort to rescue thousands trapped by floodwaters. in eastern zimbabwe, the official number dead is 259, another 217 are missing. aid agencies say are running out of time. cases of cholera have been reported, as well as a rise in malaria infections. the head of the international federation of the red cross has just been in was in beak and says the country is a ticking time bomb. unfortunately, many people are underwater. many will have lost their lives and many have yet to recover. meanwhile, tens of thousands of people are in great need of everything from shelter to clean water to sanitation to hygiene to food and also social support.
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people are coming traumatized. many children and women. the huge military intelligent are all facing. >> a village affected by the flood or survivors are waiting for aid. >> this community is in desperate need of help. between thereund and here is completely flat. completely flat and far beyond. shortly after the cyclone in mozambique, this area affected by a lethal flash flooding. water was coming in so fast, people couldn't run away. they tried to run and got swept away. these are the survivors. the lucky ones spent three or four days knee-deep in water. others who were out of their depth had to climb trees to survive.
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>> people were screaming, help me. old people. friday, saturday, sunday, other people were in there. other people came in monday. >> at least 10 people died in this village. many of them small children who are not small -- not strong enough to withstand the currents. now that water levels have receded, people are beginning to find bodies of their loved ones trapped injuries. desperately they need food. homes are destroyed, finally, some food has arrived. not nearly enough to go around.
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the government says it does not have nearly enough resources for the people who are in need like this all over central mozambique. >> a week on, a staggering number of people are still stranded. some clinging to trees and rooftops. many residents are doing all they can to help those trapped by the floodwaters. we report from the era. trip inis his fourth two days. the fisherman is using his boat to rescue as many people as he can who are stranded in the flood hit area when the cyclone struck mozambique. water reaches as high as 11 meters. >> when i first saw women with babies on their backs crying for help, saying they were dying, i know i had to do something. what i saw was a catastrophe. it reminded me of 2008 when another disaster struck. motherhe boat is a desperate to save her child. she has come from the capital.
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she last received word from her daughter days ago, but there has been nothing since. >> as a mother, i had to make this decision, even though the rest of my family was against me coming. nobody thought i could survive this, but i have to save my daughter and grandchild. >> the area is lost. flooding stretches 420 kilometers. dark,later and from the we're alerted to people calling for help. the bow approaches, they plead to get on. they say they are exhausted. women, children and the elderly are brought up first. hungry, thirsty. it hasn't taken much time to fill the boat. about 200 people have been rescued and more want to get on, but there is simply. among those who have found a place on the boat is this woman,
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her daughter and grandchild. they had to leave her son behind. the doctor says they are to me people who need his help. on the boat, they do what they can to help the injured. some of these people will return to their families. others have nowhere to go. he says he will return the next day. al jazeera, was in beak. andet's get more on this speak to the global media manager for the u.k. charity save the children. he joins us from was in bigs capital. thank you for taking the time to speak to us. we know that conditions in the region are still extremely difficult, relief efforts are still being hampered. our agencies in a position to respond to an outbreak of cholera? >> we are trying.
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as this has shown, the cyclone devastated everything. not just houses, but also roads, infrastructure, the harbor is for big ships. they will start arriving in the next couple days. bringing lots of aid and medical supplies. the first cases have been reported. this was what we feared from the beginning. in crises like these, where water comes in and gets contaminated, there is no clean water left into it is just waiting for disease to break out. we hope organizations can contain it. expecting that, sadly, the death toll of 293, the expectation is it will rise
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above 1000. when you think we might get more clarity on that? says very difficult to until the waters receded. as your item showed, more bodies will become visible. maybe there are trapped in their houses, injuries, the people are looking for loved ones and said the they will find them, maybe died of the floods and the water. it is inevitable that the death toll will rise, and that is terrible. that is why aid organizations and local organizations and ngos are doing everything they can to scale up the operation, to get as many supplies into the area as possible, to help and support as many people as possible and given shelter, give them food, give them clean water to help event the outbreak of diseases. also to given soap, hygienic
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kits, so they can carry clean water. -- tohing to obtain contain further outbreak. >> at the moment, it is about meeting people's basic needs. they need food, clean water, shelter. we are talking about a vast number of people. at one point, 7 million people. sad the, these are people who mail have had much to begin with. right now, it is a battle for survival, but what are the challenges when people start to rebuild after this? >> first, i would say, get as many as possible to safety before they can start rebuilding, but as you say, this was not an area where people may houses, possessions and kitchen supplies. , the basic had tv's stuff. that is all washed away. there is nothing left except the things they could carry. we are very concerned about the
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children. people article showed, have been separated from children. families are torn apart. , staffn are on their own came across for orphans in one camp. for children on their own. they run the risk of violence, abuse or forms of abuse. maybe they have to start work to make living just get by. we are extremely concerned. parents have been calling us because they can't find their children. it is heartbreaking. >> thank you very much. joining us therefrom save the children. appreciate your time and best of luck with your work. >> thank you for much. >> breaking news, the special
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counsel investigation into russian interference in the 2016 u.s. presidential election has concluded. robert mueller's report has been submitted to attorney general william barr. it looks into whether the trump campaign colluded with russia to influence the outcome of the era election. let's get more from washington. the report has been completed and submitted. it is now in the hands of the attorney general. what will he do with it? he said that under the guidelines, he needs to take a look at what can be released and give it to congress. he will be under a great deal of pressure not to redirect to much information. i want to point out that this is being reported. we'll have this direct from the special counsel office and they set a report was given to william barr. some are reporting that that means the investigation is over. there is still a lot of threads
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that would make that seem like that doesn't make sense. just today, the supreme court was negotiating about what mueller has issued to a foreign company. there are still several from the mueller team. now it is friday, 5:00, in typical washington fashion, this bombshell report has been handed over. this is going to get the president spun up. he is focused on this with intensity for the last two plus years, since the special counsel was appointed. an appointment that he only has himself to blame. this is the man who has the u.s. president clearly worried. robert mueller, special counsel investigating him, his family, and his campaign. trump hasdonald complained about him and his investigators more than 1100 times by one count, calling it a
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witch hunt. himselfn actually blame for mueller having the job in the first place. the fbi had already started a national security investigation into collusion between russia and the trump campaign. the man who launched it was later fired and is making serious claims why. >> we had information that led us to believe that there might be a threat to national security, in this case, that the president himself might in fact a threat to the united states national security. >> was only after the president stepped into fire his fbi director that mueller was appointed. andlooking into collusion possible obstruction of justice because of comey's claims that the president asked him to end an investigation into national security advisor michael flynn. it is illegal to interfere in a federal investigation. trump himself seemed to confirm in an interview with nbc news
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that he was fired because of the investigation. >> when i decided to do it, i said to myself, this russia thing with trump and russia is a made-up story, it is an excuse by the democrats for having lost the election that they should have one. >> he later told russian officials in the oval office that firing, -- firing comey took the pressure off. it didn't. his former lawyer, and fixer was found guilty. his campaign manager was found guilty of fraud and his long-term friend is facing charges of lying to congress and impeding the investigation. the president has another phase he often uses for the investigation. >> there was no collusion with the russians, nothing. there has been no collusion, they won't find any collusion. there is no collusion whatsoever. >> there are high expectations for the report.
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al jazeera, washington. >> just looking at those clips from the u.s. president, very clearly, this investigation by special counsel robert mueller has been haunting him since he came to office. what might the trump administration's next step be? the president is going to do. he will try to discredit whatever the findings are. he and his lawyer have said this is about impeachment, making sure the democrats don't have political will to go after the president. they need to keep the base on board. , that haved fox news been trying to hound the mueller probe and painted the way the president often does, that is democrats. that is in fact not true. bob mueller is a republican, works for a republican president from the beginning then worked for barack obama. .idely respected in d.c.
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the president has been trying to hurt his public image. mueller doesn't speak. we don't hear leaks from him. he has stayed quiet the entire time. you president has been trying to portray him in bad light. it has not necessarily worked. the majority of the americans are more willing to leave robert mueller than the president. this is somewhat surprising, william barr is telling people he could send a concise summary of the findings to the important members of congress over this weekend. when anything goes to congress, it leaks. that is just what happens. the democrats will want to make sure that is in the public if there is anything. it has been whispering from republicans that they don't think mueller found anything and that is a little disingenuous. 34 people, three companies indicted. some of the president's closest aides are going to prison or pled guilty to lying to the fbi about the campaign.
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we don't know what robert mueller is going to say. we don't exactly know when we will find out, but we do know it is 5:00 on a friday and in typical washington way, we are hearing that mueller has sent a report to the attorney general, now we wait to see what the attorney general appointed by president trump does. >> that's right. we have to wait and see what william barr will do next. is many ofe do know those associates and aides close to trump have been indicted. they have been brought up in this investigation, potentially, how damaging could this be to a president who is clearly already consumed with reelection? depends on how his base react. democrats are very worried about starting any sort of impeachment proceedings against the president, because he is still popular with his base.
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it is going to depend on how much people find out, what actually happened, and you can't overstate this and of, fox news, the conservative cable channel, how they react to whatever mueller has found will set the tone. it is a strange position to be in, where we are waiting to see how this organization reacts in that will inform how his base react. it really depends on what evidence there is. there are a lot of conspiracy theories. we know they have been trying to discredit people. there are a lot of unusual connections between trump officials and russia. we know from reporting that jared kushner talked to the russian ambassador about trying to use their phone lines inside the russian embassy. there was a meeting between the president's son and some top officials and his son-in-law and some russian officials who promised dirt on hillary clinton.
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that is something that his campaign has admitted happened. they said nothing came out of it, but there is all of this different reporting that shows there is a lot of smoke there when it comes to a potential connection between the trump campaign and russia. that has continued rather president has been in office. remember that press conference between the president and vladimir putin were even republican said they were shocked by the president behavior and how he seemed to font on vladimir putin. we don't know what robert mueller has. we know he has a lot of tools and his disposal. he has been wiretapping people and getting phone records, getting in else, getting bank records. he has had this team working very quietly behind closed doors for the grand jury plugging away. how far does this go? is paul manafort as high as it will get? we don't know, but it is looking like we might soon find out sooner rather then later.
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>> thank you very much. i'm sure we will be speaking again quite soon. thank you. in other developments, the white isil has beeng eliminated in syria. democratic forces say fighting continues in the country. >> isis on election day, here is isis right now. if you look, there is isis. that is what we have right now. as of last night. >> just two days ago at the white house, he predicted the end of the self-proclaimed caliphate by the end of the day. he had already announced the end of isil back in february, but the group still had at least one stronghold in syria.
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at one point, isil controlled a huge territory in syria and iraq , roughly the size of mainland britain. donald trump has wanted to end u.s. operations in syria for a while and in december, he suddenly announced he would withdraw 2000 troops. it was such a surprise, it provoked the resignation of the defense secretary criticism from allies nationwide. he plans to keep 400 troops in country, in part to stop any resurgence of isil. >> is a strange game of musical chairs. the point is, this is not just for the united states, before russia, iran, turkey, and israel, do not hesitate when the music stops. no one wants to pay for the reconstruction of a country. >> we have one against isis. >> this year, president trump predicted be end of isil 13 times. >> will have 100% of the caliphate.
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>> president trump wants to emphasize that misys is militarily defeated. he is not wrong, it issues that as an organization, it carries on, and we have to make sure it doesn't come back. donald trump wanted to be the man who defeated isil. it is quite clear, this group has not gone away. al jazeera, washington. >> algerians have an out in force since friday, calling for regime change and for the president to immediately step down. they rallied in the capital and smaller cities across the country. more of the president former allies abandoned him. >> for the fifth friday in a row, demonstrators across algeria poured into the streets. gray skies did not cloud their enthusiasm. rain could not dampen their passion. appropriate to the occasion,
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this man carried an umbrella designed in the colors of his country's flag. >> we coming from all over the country. we are all one united under the emperor love one nation. we'll keep protesting in the sun, in the rain, until we get what we want. >> it has been almost a month since demonstrators, led by the young, begin demanding the president would draw from running for a fifth term. the 82-year-old beer reversed his decision to stand for election, the postponed polls due in april until, he said, political reforms could be implemented. he remains the nominal head of the transition process, it is not just further angered the protesters, it has deepened their resolve. harsh theter how winter will be, no matter how bad the weather will be, the regime is harsher. we'll keep protesting. >> on thursday, even judges
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joined the demonstrations. this city in outside a local court was meant to show solidarity with more than 1000 other judges who had earlier refused to oversee the upcoming election if the president was a candidate. , he alsoig setback appears to be deserted by his own party. analysts believe friday's protests are among the largest demonstrations ever seen and algeria. basically is telling the president, we are not going to stop. until you and your government are out. >> the army chief says the public has expressed what he calls noble aims during the demonstrations. analysts believe those to be the strongest signal that the military may be distancing themselves from the political elite. that may be a problem for a president who has been in power for 20 years and a huge support for the hundreds of thousands of
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protesters who went to ensure the remnants of the government are gone for good. al jazeera. >> joining us now via skype is freelance journalist. thank you for taking the time to speak to us. over the past few weeks, we have seen grievances focused on the economic situation really develop into a way of protest with serious political demands. do you think the kind of numbers on the street of algeria can be sustained? yes. definitely. we have seen a consistent amount of increased protesters numbers ever since the start of this uprising on february 22. this week has been the largest provinces,oss the 48 despite the harsh weather conditions. they talked earlier at the beginning of the protest and i did not expect that the numbers
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week'sutnumber last numbers and this has been the case, to my surprise and to the surprise of many observers. this shows the determination of the algerian people to kick these people out, as they said, or as their slogan said. twitter a trending #on saying you should all go away, meaning the regime. everything that has represented since 1962. we have seen this total dominance of the ruling party in the algerian political scene holding a tight grip on the country. demand for very specific at the beginning of the protests, but now they are fromng wider and deeper
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saying that the president should not stand for reelection to now saying the entire regime should change. the key word here is peacefully. that is what we have seen today. we have seen people of all ages, babies as young as one month old outside with their parents protesting. we have seen very old people who can barely walk in the midst of the masses. you would think they would follow her would be dangerous for them, but that was not the case. they were embraced by the people. the overwhelming peaceful nature of the protests are the thing that distinguishes this protest movement in algeria from anything else that the region, or i would even go as far as to say the world has ever seen. >> can i just ask you, it is quite remarkable the numbers we're seeing on the streets. a strength ofubt this protest movement, but as you say, the government has been
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in power for a long time. they are deeply rooted in the country. is it realistic that this regime could completely disappear? that is something about the algerian regime, that it is very unpredictable. we really can't pretend to know what the reaction will be. in five weeks, the regime seemingly succumbed to the people's demands by allegedly, or supposedly canceling the i'm not and saying, running for a fifth term. we are giving you what we want. we are changing the regime. it is weird that the regime is claiming to change the regime, which appears to angle -- to anger the people. we k know it could be a ploy to buy time for the regimime to mae prepare for its exit, or maybe stay longer with a new face,
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because people are rejecting some of who has been in power for 20 years. we really don't know w if this reregime will leave or not, so that is why the people keep consistently demanding the regime to leave. we are not seeing any talks of transition for the leaders who are going to replace the current regime. none of this is a topic of actuality. you only hear that the regime happens, o and once this we'll talk about the transition and what we will do in the face. it is very unpredictable. hard to say what is going to happen next, but we know t that the regime is cornered. we know that the long-term backers of the regime have probably said d that they are nt backining it anymore and it wasa for thed blow last week
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two major political parties in to both public and say we are with the pepeople. they are the regime in some sense that they put people are protesting against, but here they are saying we're w with the people. these factors all say that we really don't know what's going to happen. >> thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. joining us there from algiers. we bring you a recap of the top stories. special counsel's investigation into the russian interference in the 2016 election has reached its conclusion. robert mueller's report has been submitted to the u.s. attorney general, who might deliver a
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summary to congress by this weekend. aid agencies in mozambique are racing to rescue survivors of the cyclone. the first cholera cases have been reported in a port city. as we were just hearing, algerians have been out in force for a fifth friday calling for regime change if the president doesn't immediately step down. let's get more on breaking news. the special counsel report into russian interference in the u.s. presidential election. pj jones is from virginia. thanks for taking time to speak of us. obviously, we do not know the contents of this report. as far as we understand, president trump has not been briefed on the findings. about whetherense these conclusions are going to be fully disclosed to congress or the u.s. public?
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>> i think as attorney general barr has indicated, at a minimum, he hopes to provide members of congress with at least a headline as quickly as possible. it is not clear to me what the precise form of reporting that will go physically to the congress and how much of that will be made public. place -- well be in and unclassified portion and a classified portion, because we are dealing with multiple things. rationale mueller's for why he has conducted various legal case is already and particularly what he sees in terms of what russia intended to do and how that intersected with the trump campaign. i think the form is still to be determined, but we will begin
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quickly to understand at least in general terms what he discovered. there orch support is how much determination is there in congress within both parties for this evidence to be uncovered and communicated? i've think this is -- a large issues is that is about to drop, but not necessarily the only one. you raise a good point. there is going to be a very significant appetite among democrats in the house and there is not really that much of an ,ppetite on the republican side so i think this is likely to deepen the fisher over the 2016 campaign that we have been dealing with for more than two years. >> when it comes to impeachment and it is very premature to be
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raising this, but nonetheless, there will be concerns raised about that now that this report has been delivered. we know that democrats have been very reluctant to start that process because president trump still enjoys support in the country from his base. >> sure. again, there are multiple dimensions here. one of the questions circulating around the mueller report is, can a sitting president be indicted? there are a variety of views on that question, then you have the question of impeachment, house speaker nancy pelosi has indicated publicly she is skeptical about proceeding with impeachment, primarily because if it comes to a republican senate to convict him, that would be highly unlikely. an eyeill be a kind of of the beholder aspect to this.
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the democrats also any find something in that report that will justify a great deal of hearings going forward. i think republicans and the president himself will be looking to ratify their narrative about the 2016 campaign that they have already introduced ahead of the 2020 election, which is there is no collusion. i think we will see a lot of both of those dimensions in the coming days. >> thank you very appreciate your thoughts on this story. joining us from virginia. in antiracism march is about to get underway in christchurch. the so-called march for love was organized by students in the city a day after new zealand marked a week since the shootings with friday prayers across the country. events were attended by people from many different religions. was in a parkster
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across the road from of the mosques. andrew thomas joins us live. how would you describe the atmosphere after what took place one week ago? ms. march, which is about to begin, is billed as a celebration of diversity. the friday prayers were organized by the muslim community for those who had been affected by last friday. this is a celebration of all cultures and all religions. it is all organized by students. they stood at this just last monday. >> me and two friends, our reaction to this terror attack was shocking horror that is hope and -- happened in our hometown. it never crossed our minds that this could happen anywhere in new zealand.
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we tossed around a few ideas because we decided we had to do something. change had to occur. we decided on a march, because we felt that the clearest, strongest message we could send was a presentation of the community coming together in one chain of people walking, showing the community that we can unite and the resilience that comes through with it. from have had leaders hindu, buddhist, christian community. us state we have got behind was for a counter canceled last week. you have used that. i'm impressed by the turnout? 20 feel the atmosphere is like? i'm amazed at the turnout and i want to thank everyone for coming out. it is amazing to support we have received. high schoolar-old students. we didn't expect this many people to have the faith that they do and it is so critical to see.
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i think that brings a strong message to our city and the world and our country. we as young people are representing our generation and saying that discrimination of any kind will be tolerated now or in the future. >> thanks for a much. and they have to get on stage so i will let you go. thaturse, this is an event is a celebration of what christchurch is, not what it was last friday. there are more somber events going on. we have seen a mass burial on friday afternoon. buried in a single afternoon in a single cemetery. 42 of those killed best friday have now been buried. remaining most of the eight i going back to the home countries of those recent immigrants. not expecting more funerals, or certainly not many more here in christchurch. this city is trying to move on just over a week after the events of last friday.
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trying to get back on its feet. >> thank you very much. with the latest from christchurch, where those memorials continue. now to iraq, where operations are continuing in most all one day after a ferry carrying two large people capsized. the interior ministry says 100 people have died and iraq's president got an angry reception when he traveled to the city. more from baghdad. .> people are angry protesters are calling the president and other government officials thieves. they say the government has failed to keep a check on the safety of fairies and how they are operated. they want justice for the victims. packed withas people enjoying a holiday at an amusement park. it didn't get far from the banks of the river before capsizing. social media video shows bystanders screaming, passengers
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struggling against a swift current to get to safety. dozens drowned. most were women and children. more than 50 people were rescued. wife and my daughters are in the water. those police officers are not letting me through. >> the accident has been described as unprecedented. the prime minister announced three days of mourning and iraqis lit candles along the banks to remember the victims. >> the most important thing is to stay in solidarity with the victim's families and to treat the injured and pull the bodies out of the river. defense says the boats operators allowed too many people on board, exceeding its maximum capacity. arrest warrants have been issued for the amusement park owner and ferry operators. they are accused of mismanagement and neglect. >> i was an eyewitness.
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they're using old fairies that lack safety equipment and exceeded the maximum weight. floodgates have been lowered to assist workers. iraqi civil defense says one body has been recovered 20 kilometers downstream. dozens of families have gathered at the morgue desperate for information. so far, authorities have not said how many people are missing. al jazeera, baghdad. >> eight south american leaders have created a new multinational block that is solving regional problems in venezuela. it is the brainchild of the new conservative leaders of columbia and chile. it is all about piling more pressure on president maduro. our latin america editor reports. >> south american leaders were
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in santiago to lay the groundwork for a new regional bloc to replace the 15-year-old one. it the brainchild of two left leaders at the time. the late hugo chavez and venezuela's leader. now, the pendulum has swung in the other direction. >> it has been more than five years since south america came together to confront the problems facing them. forumbership in the new would be conditional. those in the group must pledge to respect democratic institutions, human rights, and the separation of powers. venezuela's leader was not invited. in the short-term term, many see this forum as yet another mechanism to force him out. uruguay and bolivia would sign the final declaration, well brazil's president says the new
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more will prevent venezuelans from emerging in the region. >> that is our objective. be confident that this will happen. >> the president went further, saying madero's days are numbered. called him anduro insolent servant of the u.s.. even many critics of maduro are ,nhappy with the initiative which claims not to be ideological, but which clearly represents the new conservative wave in regional politics. a group of former foreign ministers and diplomats have sounded the alarm, saying that it is a threat to the multilateralism and pluralism in the region. instead of building an organization that offends their interests in a new right-wing populist wave taking hold of this region. >> perhaps the biggest problem
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with the ambitious forum is that it could be a short-lived one. if the political pendulum in the region shifts yet again. al jazeera, san diego. -- santiago. >> uk's prime minister has hinted she may not bring her brexit deal. eu leaders told theresa may that brexit could be delayed until may 22, but only of mps act the agreement, otherwise, they still have until april 12. in a letter to parliament, may said she would not bring the deal for another vote if it looks at there's not enough support. the agreement has already been rejected twice by parliament. the european council president says he is hoping for the best outcome. april,r the 12th of anything could be possible.
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extension, or revoking the fate of brexit is in the hands of our british friends. worst,prepared for the but hope for the best. as you know, hope dies last. france's president has accused her brexit politicians of lying to the public and says that you must protect itself. ensuring anof organized withdrawal is to have as much clarity as possible with the conditions so european union does not remain a hostage. we need to get out of this checkmate. we need the u.k. to come up with a credible alternative plan to ratify the agreements and
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maintain a good strong relationship with the u.k.. minister theresa may on friday evening has a written a letter to all mps in the house cryommons, a rallying reminding them of the big decisions they face in the week ahead, telling them that she is open for talks with any of them should they want to talk to her. she has a lot of work to do if she is to regain any sense of appalled bythe mps the open assault she launched against parliament, against the mps, accusing them of infighting and game playing, of conspiring to confront the will of the people, saying it is parliament's fault that brexit is in the mess it is in. apart from that, this is a set of menu options she has delivered. deal goingte on her
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through possibly next week or the week after, if not that, there got to find a consensus on a plan b that would require taking part in parliamentary elections in order for the eu to deliver a longer extension. if they can't do that, they face no deal on april 12 and the final option, all that would be left to this government to decide, perhaps to cancel brexit altogether. these are the choices as theresa may sees them. she hopes that mps will rally behind her deal. the numbers are not looking good. president has come into major criticism over his decision to deploy the army counselor the yellow vests protests. violenceto avoid the of last week, which saw shops looted.
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opposition leaders say using troops is heavy-handed. >> soldiers will be deployed to guard public buildings in the french capital as the yellow vests prepared to take to the streets for the 19th time this weekend. they are being diverted from normal operations to free up police resources. the decision has attracted fierce criticism. usede army are not being -- have not been used as social traps since 1967. the symbol of the army back in the streets for this purchase -- for this purpose is a risk. this is archive film of the clashes 72 years ago. five striking miners were killed. paris, millions of euros of damage was caused by rioters. police are being equipped with
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high tech weapons to help them cope with so-called radicals intent on violence. >> last saturday, there were no demonstrators, there were people came to smash and destroy. >> the shops of the same is one of the three areas designated as a no go zone for the demonstrations. president macron says protests are protected by the constitution. what happened last year saturday was done by a horde of hooligans. the latest polls say 70% of citizens are concerned about how far the movement has moved from its roots. the long-term cost is the image and spirit of france. al jazeera, paris. ahead, usa gymnastics
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is moving on from the dark place of the larry nassar sex abuse trial. that is coming up in sports. >> time now for sport with paul. >> thanks for a much. the president of the international boxing federation says he is stepping aside amid a dispute that has threatened to overshadow next year's olympic games in tokyo. a businessman was elected to the top of boxing last year, followed by an inquiry by the international olympic committee who said they could freeze him out of tokyo. authorities say he is involved in organized crime, which he denies. it is possible he could return
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to the presidency if the ioc inquiry clears him of wrongdoing. olympic gold medalist simone weill says u.s. gymnastics is finite making positive steps in the wake of the larry nassar sexual abuse scandal. she is more than -- she is one of more than 250 girls who were abused by the doctor. he is in jail for life for sexual assault of minors. usa gymnastic handling of the scandal has seen lawsuits filed against the organization. >> i think is going in a positive direction. that is good. we are all very hopeful that they are making the right decisions so that we can get out of that dark place. we can't say too much because we are not in office. our only job is to do gymnastics and represent our country, but everybody thinks our job is to say what they need to do in for us to be part of the office.
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at the end of the day, most of us are just kids. >> the driver of a truck that collided with a canadian junior hockey team bus, killing 16, has been sentenced to eight years in prison. in last year, they were on their way to a playoff game when they were hit eddie johnson in saskatchewan. the driver missed a stop sign. he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, saying he did not want to worsen matters by proceeding with a trial. in football, teams all over europe were involved in their first qualifiers for euro 2020. france has a 4-1 feet to moldova. england in good form, 5-0. a brazilian footballer who faced monkey chants in bolivia says the country should do more to combat racism. walked off after receiving
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what he says was nonstop abuse. the opponents condemned the racism but filed a complaint to get him suspended for leaving. they called me monkey, told me i had to come back to the jungle. i have children. my family was watching the game on the television. we endure certain things, but i endured up to my limits. this is not football. we are all equal. i not different because of the color of my skin or for being brazilian. god created just one race, the human race. >> in tennis, a day to forget the miami open for kei nishikori. the second round started out well enough, when he won the first set 6-2. hiswo previous meetings, opponent hadn't won a set but that was about to change. a completed the comeback with
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6-3 third set win. it progressed to the third round. nishikori's for countrywoman naomi osaka, a belgian player. in a twist of fortune, she lost the second set after easily winning the first. the 21-year-old returned to form, winning an exciting set 6-1. development of rugby in japan has suffered a blow months after hosting the world cup. the country's main the -- only major club team has been asked from the competition. they will no longer compete against teams from new zealand, australia, and south africa. the other countries have imposed what they called unreasonable conditions, such as paying travel costs for visiting teams. we would ask them not to
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throw cold water on us before the world cup, but they have gone and done this. >> one year after us trillion cricket was rocked by a scandal, one of the three players found guilty of cheating is preparing to take a new leadership role. namedn bancroft has been as the captain of the team. -- as given a sentence for suspension for scratching a ball the sandpaper. that is all your sport for now. back to london. >> thank you very much. that wraps up the and newshour for now but i will be back in a couple of minutes with the latest news from washington, where special counsel robert mueller has completed and delivered his report into the rush investigation. more on that in a few minutes.
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