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al-jazeera. this time on. the benefit. of. documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. t.v. . there's a very good. and she asks jacob zuma to step down to south africa's president but he's staying on for now.
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live from london also coming up iraq's prime minister says the war against may be over but the battle for reconstruction must begin. twenty years in jail for the friend of south korea's a former president at the center of a massive corruption scandal. and catwalk competition for new york as some designers. said. you know south africa's ruling a.n.c. party has formally asked president jacob zuma to step down the party's secretary general says he expects huma to respond on wednesday if zuma refuses to go as he has done until now he could face a vote of no confidence in parliament the secretary general says cyril ramaphosa must now become president after taking over as leader of the party in december. president will be in c. . must be come to kind of the day. for the president is going to come to.
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the only people we haven't we i didn't wish is this kind of this where we start all night and it is your home for it is not until the next instruction to come and i see where we did this war it was a city we terms of always going to be ready to go out of their lives we need to do what you can see done to dispense well he didn't just get. in between. will you call a people that is the believe that indeed the presidents of the points on the table of the presidency. and she made an official announcement regarding the mounting pressure from the party for jacob zuma to resign and has acknowledged that south africa is going through a difficult period we have to feel that is constructive thing to do is move the president as it looks to me and graph it up so you can get by with us for. this is
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a note that every one of the old fish of the president. or the civil tories are in . and have proposed time for the insect standing for three to six months and a lot of opposition to presidential muscle pulls on the notion of executive order to note that that's about three guys going through. a period of uncertainty and side ups fed up of this on sense and then as i see with it rolled out a new poll and confidence i once offered this is the fifty fourth national conference of the year. and therefore the national executive told me they're going to believe that this situation requires us to act with agency in order to as the our conduct was great to live a sort of unity of your own. and behold coming to me is in johannesburg with a night's rest. while the a.n.c. has decided to recall jacob zuma from office it's not clear when exactly the
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president will give his resignation the a.n.c. has said that it's giving him time and space and hasn't given him a deadline now this hasn't helped to decrease the amount of confusion and uncertainty around what exactly has is happening the a.n.c. has been dealing with the recall of a jacob zuma internally this is a process that has been happening for a couple of weeks now we do understand that it would appear that jacob zuma might have resisted resigning the a.n.c. has come out to say that in principle jacob zuma had agreed to resign but there seems to be an issue around the period over which that will happen jacob zuma had asked for perhaps three to six weeks or three to six months rather before he steps down the n.c. says this is too long and has to happen over time a shorter time period but as of africans are becoming increasingly impatient and
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frustrated sitting on the sidelines of watching a process that they have little influence over given that the a.n.c. has very much wanted to deal with the removal of jacob zuma as a party opposition parties have pushed for a vote of no confidence scheduled to take place later in february they want to move forward to this week they say they have no faith in a parliament that has an african national congress with giora t. saying that this is the party that has protected jacob zuma throughout all these allegations that he's faced the allegations and scandals they say parliament should be dissolved and snap elections called in one thousand days. usar state has warned that the end of combat operations against eisel doesn't mean that the fight against the armed group is over rex tillerson made the comments while speaking at the global coalition to defeat eisel in kuwait has called for
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members to step up commitments to stabilize parts of iraq and syria that used to be under control chosen also says the u.s. has pledged two hundred million dollars for syria the united states and the coalition forces that are working with us to defeat isis to day control thirty percent of the syrian territory and control a large not amount of the population and control a large amount of syria's oil fields so i think in terms of this observation that the u.s. has little leverage or role the player simply thought iraq's prime minister hyderabadi told a conference that rebuilding cities is the government's next aim. military operations are over and we have total victory advice was terrorism we must remember all the states have been supporting us in this battle. the war is over but now we have a new battle a battle of reconstruction and rebuilding so mr dunn has more from the conference
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in kuwait. the international community managed to work together to achieve a military objective defeating eisel on the battlefield now they've got to figure out how to hold together the international coalition achieving some nonmilitary goals we heard the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson today say don't forget that this these lands which have been taken off of vice all are not rehabilitated they might fall right back into isis hands again that's part of the problem who's going to provide the one hundred billion dollars that iraq's prime minister for example says he needs in order to get the job done not a lot of people lining up to volunteer that level of cash so far who provides the security on the ground again secretary tell us in saying it's very important to provide security for communities that are no longer eisel control of the americans so far have been working primarily in syria with the syrian kurds now turkish
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allies don't see that the kurds should be the ones to fill that vacuum left by i saw they call those groups backed by the u.s. terrorists they accuse them of being allied with the p k k a kurdish group in turkey which is been known for things like putting bombs in shopping malls then this is the issue of course of political inclusiveness everybody agrees that it's a good thing but the devil is in the details iraq is going ahead for example with elections in may two and a half million of the population many of them suddenly remain displaced that's a challenge how do you create an inclusive government in an environment where a big chunk of your population can't even take part in elections russia says it has no information about any russian messines being killed in syria it comes in response to reports that more than two hundred pro syrian government fighters were killed in dare's or last week during fighting with u.s.
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coalition forces moscow says it's only aware of its citizens being deployed there as part of the russian armed forces for a challenge has more from moscow. what happened in dera zoar on february seventh has the potential to turn into a rare political scandal in russia it's alleged that perhaps in excess of two hundred russian mercenaries died in a botched assault on a syria democratic forces h.q. in the area the u.s. led coalition says that it responded with artillery and air strikes to be attacked by what it calls pro syrian regime forces information that's a merged on russian language social media suggests that this led to a complete routs a massacre with plane loads of wounded survivors being brought back to russia now as with much to do with the syrian war the actual facts are murky and hard to come
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by but conflicts intelligence team which does detective work based on open source information has already noted condolences being posted on the social media profiles of russian mercenaries with the the dates and locations matching this particular battle. the kremlin though and the ministry of defense are staying very tight lipped the kremlin says that it has no information about all of this the report should be verified and perhaps they should be put to the ministry of defense themselves now despite being technically illegal in russia private military companies have done much of the fighting on the russian side in both ukraine and syria it's a way of outsourcing military dirty work keeping costs and casualties off the books essentially but this catastrophe could blow the lid on all that and
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russian m.p.'s are starting to clamor for information it's not often the kremlin faces such a domestic challenge to its long maintain the stance of plausible deniability. sunday's plane crash in russia may have been caused by a frozen speed gauges minutes after taking off a passenger jet crashed in a field near moscow on sunday killing all seventy one people on board investigators say the crew may have failed to follow correct icing procedures an advisor to the former president of south korea has been sentenced to twenty years in prison tracing show is at the center of a corruption case that led to the impeachment of popgun hey the name reports from sole choice soon she'll might be the most disliked public figure in south korea at the moment many say she deserves the twenty year prison sentence and the more than sixteen million dollars fine she's been ordered to pay. to be honest she was
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convicted of more charges than i expected and the sentence is also a heavier than i predicted this made me think that the court was taking this very seriously prosecutors say two a's coersion bribery and abuse of power led to the peach mint and removal of her friend and former president park geun hey she was convicted of pressuring companies including samsung to donate millions of dollars to foundations she controls twenty says this is political revenge she's being framed and treated unfairly given the sustained outrage this case is generating some wonder if the bias against her stop her from getting a fair trial. is now the face of corruption between the political and business establishment the case has transfixed south koreans on tuesday prior to her verdict trey's name was trending on the country's biggest online search engine everybody's
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been watching this it's got a kind of soap opera o.j. simpson kind of quality to it this whole trial right people really obsessed about it. after the verdict was announced there was fighting and screaming among hawks supporters outside the court room they've been monitoring the trial a verdict in packs case is expected soon. i'm here because choice court rulings really influence pocs case significantly. this is the biggest political scandal in south korean history the first time a president was impeached and removed from office analysts say there is too much power concentrated in the presidency and history will repeat itself if the political system isn't reformed. them with impeachment happening because of trey because of impeachment posing pietschmann politics become unstable and we haven't seen normal political procedures i think trey should be responsible at me ter wrong
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doing and apologized to the people that's more important a nominee he is she will spend in prison trey remains defiant and has not apologized but many believe the court's lengthy sentence sends a warning to others and a message to the people that their outrage has been heard natasha going to al jazeera so we're still to come on the program a palestinian teenager facing a lengthy jail term if she's convicted in an israeli military court plus criticism of the u.s. and thailand as a soldier for me in mar spotted at the massive joint war games. the weather is unusually cloudy across
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a good part of the middle east at the moment a huge massive cloud that's been spilling in from the mediterranean extending across iraq pushing across into iran we got some rain with some stables and snow for good measure you can see that's all making its way east was just coming out of ice by john that's pushing its way across northern parts of iran easing over towards atlanta stan i was saying to becky stan some when she weather there certainly in the mix it will play through as we go on into with a somewhat clearer skies but that the snow will just remain just around the foothills of the him alas still a fair amount of clout there into iraq baghdad around twenty celsius similar value there for beirut's jerusalem getting up to around fifteen degrees celsius to get the woman that's across the arabian peninsula over the next day or two the warm weather remaining here in doha twenty eight celsius but you see a fair amount of clout there just into the gulf that will just make its way a little further eastward standing out brightening up as we go on through thursday but a fair amount of cataclysm and possibly saudi arabia at this stage as temperatures
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just fall back a touch meanwhile we're seeing some very heavy rain is to the east assad of south africa one of two shall is there for cape town but not much to speak of over the next few days.
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amount of top stories here on out. south africa's ruling african national congress has officially asked president jacob zuma to step down no deadline has been set for the seventy five year old who is due to respond on wednesday. iraq's prime minister hyderabadi says it's time to start rebuilding cities destroyed by our soul mate the comments was speaking in kuwait at the global coalition to defeat. an advisor to the former president of south korea's been sentenced to twenty years in prison for corruption and influence peddling. egypt's former anticorruption chief has been detained his daughter says thirty policeman stormed his cairo home before leading him away and in a has recently spoken out over the rest of sami and none
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a former military chief of staff and i was detained last month after revealing that he'd run in the upcoming presidential election and i warned that top secret files would be released if it was harmed in any way egypt's incumbent president sisi will be running for a second term. i'm going to enter said that he was speaking out about the documents because he believes life is in danger. i hope and opportunity would be given to the chief of staff sami anon to give the testimony freely and without intimidation for the record so that all things come clear before the public use and possession of documents and evidence which is not kept here in egypt. several rights groups are criticized egypt's upcoming presidential election saying it's impossible for a free and fair vote to take place on tuesday human rights watch said de facto cc's government has quote suppressed freedom arrested potential candidates and rounded up their supporters on
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a dozen other international and regional rights groups have called on cairo's western allies to denounce next month's election fourteen international and regional groups have signed a joint statement accusing president sisi stifling of basic freedoms by arresting potential candidates and their supporters they include mohammed anwar sadat the nephew of former leader anwar sadat withdrew in late january he said it was to protect his campaign workers from intimidation or arrest former prime minister ahmed shafik tweeted his withdraw from the race earlier last month after he was deported from the u.a.e. where he was living in exile his lawyers say he was arrested as soon as he landed in cairo and other presidential hopeful was the human rights lawyer who quit two weeks ago citing unfair conditions within the contest and then there's army colonel ahmed consoler he was sentenced by military court last month to six years in prison in december after announcing his plans to run one hundred and mastery of the house
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is huge for graduate studies says he's sure the president of c.c. is behind this recent arrest. there's no question about the human rights record there's no question that egypt has regressed on a number of fronts obviously the upcoming elections aren't free and fair they're not transparent it's a it's a sham election as we would expect would come out of an authoritarian political environment so i think that sisi i think is there's no question that what he's been trying to do for the better part of for four and a half years now is consolidate power purge the military of anyone who he who he deems as disloyal and i think he was really taken aback by the fact that ahmad shafi if in sammy and then decided not to support him and in fact to even run for president so but he still has some work to do i mean there are still some purging to be done because there are still clearly loyalists to and then should feel and perhaps other military figureheads inside the apparatus jackie has warned cyprus and greece not to explore for gas line
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a shopper says turkish was blocking an oil rig from reaching a location in the eastern mediterranean where an italian oil company wants to drill turkey has been in a long running dispute with a maritime boundaries claiming seven areas fall into turkish jurisdiction. tell us your millennium is all who are to them is. forces an office security unit a closely following all the developments in the region with the instruction to make all kinds of interventions when necessary we advise foreign companies who carry out activities off the coast of cyprus not to overstep their abilities and their limits trial of a palestinian teenager charged with assaulting an israeli soldier has been adjourned until march after a judge ordered the case be heard behind closed doors ahead to mimi was arrested in december after a video of her stopping and hitting israeli soldiers went viral a seventeen year old faces twelve charges including assault and incitement she
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could spend up to ten years in prison if found guilty very force it has more from outside the military court near ramallah in the occupied west bank. so the trial proper of i had to meet is now underway with this two are proceeding on tuesday the prosecution once again set out its case against the seventeen year old she's charged with assault and incitement among twelve charges the defense set out its case that this entire process is illegitimate the result of an illegal occupation the main difference between what we saw today and the pretrial hearings is the judge decided that the media outside observers would be allowed to witness proceedings inside the court i think this is one of the court is because the court decided what is good for the court and not what is good for i'd they understand that people outside of the military court are interested in i'd say they understand that her rights are being infringed and her trial is something that shouldn't be happening so the way to keep it out of everybody's eyes is to close the doors and
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not allow people inside the court for her hearings it's also clear from today's proceedings is that this will be a lengthy process i mean he was detained in mid december it's now mid february the next hearing in this case is for march she. is one of according to estimates about one hundred eighty palestinian minors who are being detained during the course of the legal proceedings against them there are estimates that more than three hundred palestinian minors are being detained in military prisons in total and so this is obviously a very high profile case but it's one of many. the founder of wiki leaks julian assange has lost another court appeal to have his u.k. arrest were dropped it fled to the ecuadorian embassy in london six years ago to avoid being extradited to sweden where he faced rape and sexual assault charges those charges have not been dropped and his defense team said the arrest warrant for skipping bail should be dropped to court today the judge said
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a song should have the courage to face the consequences of breaking the norm the fact has more from the court in central london. in the short run it means that life for julian assange remains very much the same the warrants outstanding for his arrest for skipping battle in two thousand and twelve has been upheld the second time it's been upheld in the space of a week his defense team made an initial pill to have it lifted last week they said it no longer should stand but it no longer applied after swedish investigators decided to scrap their attempt to house of german asylums extradited to sweden to face a questioning for sexual misconduct and rape allegations but despite that ruling his defense team then launched a second appeal which is only now being ruled upon the hoops that the judge would lift the warrants this time around on the basis that serve there was no public interest to maintain it anymore due to the stanchest spent more than five and
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a half years in the ecuadorian embassy they argue about was in itself a form of punishment for julian a son spots the charge here at westminster magistrate's court as rejected that the prosecution has always said the julian assange shouldn't be simply rewarded for outlasting the swedish investigation but all of this aside there was still deep concerns from a son and his defense team about the existence of a possible secret indictment that could see him extradited to the u.s. and face serious. challenges of espionage even if he is allowed to leave the ecuadorian embassy where according to his lawyers his health both mental and physical is suffering. the u.s. and thailand have been criticized for allowing me in march observe a major military exercise in eastern thailand myanmar's military is accused of committing ethnic cleansing in rakhine state forcing hundreds of thousands of
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revenge of muslims to flee the country when he reports from the war games in rio. these are the largest joint military exercises in the asia pacific region this year more than eleven thousand soldiers from twenty nine countries are taking pass but it was the presence of one man at the opening ceremony that attracted a lot of the attention and observer from me and my i was invited despite his army's alleged involvement in human rights abuses at home at the ceremony the us ambassador to thailand tried to avoid the subject ambassador why did you not push back stronger against me in my involvement in this. i would accept the promise of a very happy to let. our colleagues address your view of their presence but the truth is. it is not a participant nation. but they still here i was sitting right on the right made me here and there are they're not part of your glyn davies boss secretary of state
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ricks to listen has previously called the violence in west in myanmar ethnic cleansing. one of the main focuses of cobra gold this year will be training to provide humanitarian assistance which is added to the criticism of the me and my military's involvement given its role in the refugee crisis that's unfolded in rakhine states that's now the only part of the ten day program that the myanmar representatives will observe critics say passing the blame on to thailand for me and mars involvement is unacceptable for the united states if that's the case then you have a situation where the world's most powerful military in the world is outsourcing decisions as to who to include in this largest military exercises in the region to another country which is problematic in and of itself this will be the largest u.s. contingent in years as it tries to rebuild relations with thailand which soured after a coup in two thousand and fourteen it's also been criticized for that given that thailand is still under military rule wane hey al jazeera rayong thailand new york
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fashion week is in full swing but there's less glitz on the runways this year because several top designers have chosen to skip it the reason a changing industry and a focus on other shows in europe is under reports from new york. everybody's running a frantic buzz of activity bowman's before the big show or want me. to carry this collection is all about ultra chic and comfortable travel garments from the colombian born designer edwin d'angelo new york fashion week it's a very important platform for myself and for emerging designers like myself because the offers an opportunity of excitement where everybody wants to come to a show of wants to be part of of this week well emerging designers like d'angelo still flock to do york's fashion week some of the biggest design houses like a pool and so school or. and tom brown are skipping it this year the fashion
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industry is in turmoil the way people buy their clothes is changing fast and fashion week in new york has become less important to the high end brands as a focus on european buyers and big shows in europe beyond london and primarily paris paris is the credibility of fashion week that's where chanel and christian dior and these brands that that we know as real luxury brands show it's incredibly competitive and it's also a matter of money runway shows can cost anywhere from one hundred thousand dollars in upwards to a million dollars and even some of the biggest names in fashion don't want to spend that much money brands are starting to look for different ways that they can introduce their apparel their products to consumers without the costly and sometimes really ineffective ways it used to be. but fashion label rag and bone
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gave up on a new york fashion week runway show and instead got creative they introduced their new collection in this video to reach more customers and drum up excitement it certainly doesn't fashion week is dead far from it there wasn't an empty seat at d'angelo show it just means with some of the biggest names not here. some of the little guys get the spotlight. how do you see it in new york. one of the top stories south africa's ruling african national congress has officially asked president jacob zuma to step down the party's top level executives have given the embattled leader notice to leave office after nine years although no deadline has been set zuma faces hundreds of corruption charges but has refused to stand down before his term ends next year is expected to respond to the request on
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wednesday iraq's prime minister says his government is aiming to rebuild cities destroyed by i saw hyderabadi made the comments at the global coalition to defeat i saw in kuwait where he's been trying to attract international investors to help with the estimated ninety billion dollars repair costs. military operations are over and we have total victory over ourselves terrorism we must remember all the states we have been supporting us in this battle. the war is over but now we have a new battle a battle of reconstruction and rebuilding russia says it has no information about any russian mercenaries being killed in syria it comes in response to reports that more than two hundred pro syrian government fighters were killed in paris or last week during fighting with u.s. coalition forces wasco says it's only aware of its citizens being deployed there as part of the russian armed forces. an advisor to the former president of south
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korea has been sentenced to twenty years in prison for influence peddling she was at the center of a corruption case that led to the impeachment of park going hey shorey was accused of using her presidential connections to pressure companies to donate millions of dollars to foundations she controlled a lawyer says she will appeal against the sentence. egypt's former anti-corruption chief has been detained his daughter says thirty policemen stormed his home in cairo before leading him away and i know has recently spoken after the arrest of some man on a former military chief of staff the trial of a palestinian teenager charged with assaulting an israeli soldier has been in germany until march after a judge ordered the case be heard behind closed doors had to mean he was arrested in december after a video of a slapping and hitting israeli soldiers went viral she faces twelve charges including assault and incitement she could spend up to ten years in prison if found
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guilty there's a top stories inside story is up next why for now. egypt's former army chief of staff sami arnaout is said to have secret documents that could be released if he's threatened with a controversial election just weeks away how will this case be played out and is there a rift within the army this is inside story.


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