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tv   NEWSHOUR  Al Jazeera  February 18, 2018 5:00am-6:00am +03

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these are still things receive some heavy downpours here brazil two certain southern areas rio de janeiro's seen some flooding here but it's looking somewhat better still the risk of showers around further south it should be dry and fine in buenos aires with highs expected to reach thirty two degrees celsius. this is al jazeera. and i'm still raman this is the al-jazeera news hour live my headquarters here in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes palestinians injured as israel strikes back after an explosion that wounded four soldiers. moscow and washington trade
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barbs after thirteen russians are charged with meddling in the election brawl donald trump to power. i really kind of question whether they should or should not have it also mixed feelings as the gun show goes ahead in florida an hour's drive away from where seventeen people were shot and killed at a high school on wednesday. the decision that's taking the bang out of a cherished chinese tradition. welcome to the program four israeli soldiers have been wounded two of them seriously during an explosion along the gaza border israel's military blames hamas the army has responded by launching air strikes against a number of sites in the southern gaza strip injuring two now the border area has
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seen an increase in violence since president trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital today's incident on the gaza strip border was severe we were responding appropriately i send my wishes for a quick recovery to the wounded a force that has more from west jerusalem. israel has carried out what it calls a large scale attack on hamas targets within gaza this is in response to what happened earlier on saturday when those an explosion seems an explosive device left at the border fence two israeli soldiers seriously wounded two more moderately wounded in that explosion so israel responding with targeted strikes it said on six separate hamas targets within gaza shooting at them from the air. a tunnel which they said was being dug towards israeli territory two military compounds within those six targets in total there was also rocket fired out of gaza which
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struck a civilian home it israel no injuries reported from that but there were injuries reported by the gazan health ministry shortly thereafter a report from tank fire incoming east of rafa down in the south of the gaza strip the israeli media reporting that four palestinians were trying to breach the border fence and were fired on by the israeli military the gazan health ministry saying two people injured three missing in that incident this is one of the most serious rounds of such fighting since the twenty fourteen gaza war it reflects what has been a more tense and potentially dangerous situation since the decoration by donald trump in december that the united states view jerusalem as israel's capital have been a lot of the confrontational protests and some firing across the the the border between israel and gaza this though is the most serious round yet since that happened well ali abunimah is a co-founder of the electronic intifada an online news publication joins me now
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from chicago via skype good have you with us on al-jazeera again i mean how seriously should we be taking these israeli responses to these explosions that have entered some of that personnel and how worried are you that this could escalate for the palestinians. well the first thing is i don't think we should call this an israeli response because that makes it seem as if the violence has begun from the palestinian side where the fact is that israel has killed dozens of palestinians in gaza over the last year most of them unarmed civilians shot with total impunity over the border everyone will remember brought him up as soraya the disabled man in a wheelchair who was killed by an israeli sniper a few weeks ago and he's just one of dozens so we have to put this in the proper context of israel's tightening squeeze and escalating violence against gaza
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which many people have been warning for some time could lead to another major outbreak of war and if that happens it will be a catastrophe for people in gaza but will be it will be entirely of israel's making of course i wasn't mentioning i didn't mean to propose or suggest that the palestinians had made any first move i'm just was talking about the fact that a response to these explosions on the border fence and one has to say that there was an operation over the last three years to clear lines by the israelis because presume that any of these. being cold were put down right now they may have been left after the clara pop aeration in twenty fifteen and twenty sixteen and twenty seventeen. we don't know what we what we can say is that israel is the occupying power in gaza that is subjecting two million people to a brutal sea to which it is has caused all aid agencies humanitarian agencies are
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saying. it is a humanitarian catastrophe and military occupation is a dangerous. dangerous activity of course it's far more dangerous for the victims of the occupation by. israel can't expect a military occupation will be totally one hundred percent safe if you are going to occupy and oppress the people you can expect that your soldiers are going to get hurt in the process and do israel's tactic of bombing gaza of keeping the electorate's the supply at the minimum such that hospitals are now shut down is part of aggression against two million people in gaza but will hunt out to really produce a military response from resistance groups that got as and may or may not be what we saw in terms of the explosions that happened that injured several
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occupations soldiers and earlier today depending on your perspective we are have been looking at the issue of palestinian factions reconciling and trying to find a way forward we're also seeing the israeli prime minister come under a lot of pressure and over corruption allegations so is this particular action certainly from the israeli side a distraction and a positive distraction for netanyahu that you know you might want to try and you might say poke the stake. wounded animal in the corner or room. you know i don't think so and i'll tell you why because the israeli army has itself been warning even though israel is responsible of the catastrophic situation in gaza caused by israel see and warning of a conflagration which israel says it doesn't want but the defense minister avigdor lieberman has dismissed even the israeli army chiefs. statement that there's
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a humanitarian crisis in gaza so all sides are saying this includes hamas and this includes israel they don't want an escalation other israeli prime ministers have launched military adventures to try to you know distract from political crises at home notably shimon peres in one nine hundred ninety six who invaded lebanon and who would all know it in two thousand and eight and one could argue netanyahu with the attack on gaza and twenty fourteen and every case does have gone really badly wrong for the israeli leaders and for israel in general notwithstanding the massive death toll israel inflicts on protestant heads politically speaking they've been very bad for israel so you know
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i think it's possible because of israel siege because of its determination to impose its much suffering on people in gaza that israel could force the region into another such conflagration but i'm not sure that netanyahu is particularly provoking this i think this is a product of israel's longstanding policy of siege and blockade against gaza which see what happens i mean the coming out so the moment they have a name thanks so much for joining us on al-jazeera. you know russia has dismissed u.s. allegations that thirteen of its nationals ran a secret operation to sway the twenty sixteen presidential election in donald trump's favor but the russian foreign minister's dinar was immediately challenged by a top u.s. official at the munich security conference as roslyn jordan reports. the munich security conference often focuses on weapons of mass destruction regional war and
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the threat from road nations and group similar to but at this year's meeting the conflict is between russia and the us which is now and died thirteen russian citizens for allegedly interfering in the two thousand and sixteen presidential race the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov called the indictments irrelevant they said. so until we hear the facts everything else is just. the indictment says otherwise the defendants allegedly were promoting donald trump's candidacy and undermining that of his democratic rival hillary clinton. one example an anti trump protest march in new york shortly after his election allegedly organized by the defendants and not by ordinary americans the allegation is that the russians were using the anti trump protest to cover their tracks in supporting him the special counsel robert muller has indicted thirteen russian citizens and
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three companies for allegedly interfering in the two thousand and sixteen elections according to the unsealed indictment the accused allegedly conspired from two thousand and fourteen until now to interfere with the u.s. political and electoral processes including the two thousand and sixteen election the special counsel alleges that the group posed as americans and controlled social media accounts focusing on divisive social and political issues one important point the indictment does not allege that anyone in the donald trump campaign colluded actively with the russians the u.s. national security advisor h r mcmaster told conference delegates the rumors of russian interference are now fact the united states will expose and act against those who use cyberspace social media and other means to advance campaigns of the. formation subversion and espionage the former russian ambassador to the
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united states long accused of using his post to interfere in u.s. affairs told delegates the indictments are nothing more than fear mongering where they have a big asians moment at the. simply fantasies of the being used for believing reasons inside the united states meanwhile no comment from president donald trump who spending the weekend at his florida state roslyn jordan al-jazeera washington now the u.s. and russia also spot openly in the security conference about issues ranging from nato to syria and nuclear weapons from the david chase to reports. russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov took center stage at the munich security conference to accuse nato of a military buildup in eastern europe describing international relations as going through turmoil he reached out to the european union we disagree i see miss
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williams i see them korean we want to have a predictable and strong e.u. which will be responsible on the floor and soon but in remarks clearly aimed at the united states he attacked washington's policies on syria and iran we cannot approach these issues from an even more dangerous standpoint and i mean the middle east conflict and try to resolve it through heightening the tensions between sunni and shia it's highly dangerous you can see the president trumps national security adviser was quick to hit back at russia's role in syria public accounts and photos clearly show that assad's chemical weapons use is continuing it is time for all nations to hold the syrian regime and its sponsors they countable for their actions and support the efforts of the organization for the prohibition. of chemical weapons but mostest said syria and north korea were not
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the only rogue states he said iran was building its hizbollah militia into a large proxy army and what iran is actually doing is applying the hezbollah model to the greater middle east in which they they want weak governments in power they want the arab world to be perpetually weak and if we governments in power that are dependent on iran for support kept at bay by thousands of police demonstrators gathered in the polling snow around the conference center they come every year to oppose nato and call for disarmament but this year the demonstration has been different it's been mobbed by a large contingent of kurdish demonstrators protesting against the turkish incursion against the kurdish enclaves in northern syria and to the turkish claims of making more an effort and there are lots of kids and if they are dying it's forbidden the british prime minister to reason may began the day at the
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conference with a keynote speech calling for a special relationship with the european union on security off the brics it so as we leave the e.u. and fortune new paltz russells in the world the u.k. is just as committed to your security in the future as we have been in the past the sentiment and content of a speech was well received by delegates but everyone is now waiting to see if an equally special relationship can be developed on economic ties breaks it and just exactly what her vision really is david chase the al-jazeera eunuch. inside syria strikes have killed two children in a rebel held area of province activists say nine other people were injured in the attack in the town of azhar no now the u.k. based syrian observatory for human rights says there have been more strikes in other parts of the province but reports no casualties from those. well plenty had
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here on the al-jazeera news hour including a serial killer a sentence for a crime that sparked protests across pakistan. we'll also hear from the indigenous kenyan forest communities who say they're being forced off their ancestral land. and this japanese superstar makes history at the winter olympics joe we'll have that story in school. students from the u.s. school in florida where seventeen people were shot dead on wednesday have taken part in a rally for tighter gun control the man charged with the murders is a former student from the school police say nicholas cruz bought his automatic weapon legally. if you think about that from god sometimes i think you look. down and we see you. know this is from the n.r.a.
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shame on you. but about an hour's drive away in miami people attending a gun shows had firearms could not be blamed for what happened at the school the company in charge of the event expressed sympathy over the mass shooting putting up posters saying they meant no disrespect to all insensitivity they say would have been too expensive to cancel. these events that we have a florida gun shows are prescheduled years in advance and these venues are are you know reserved for the gun show in years in advance this was in my opinion not necessarily a gun problem but more of a mental health problem let's head to south asia now where a quarterback is than has hounded for death sentences to a man convicted of raping and murdering a six year old girl and then a bizarre his body was found in a rubbish dump after she'd been strangled to death sparked protests across the
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country as people accuse the government and police of incompetence in just a reports. captured on security cameras walking hand in hand with the man who would kill her these are the last known moments of little zaineb and sari's life her body would later be found on a rubber stamp in cars sure the town where she lived with her family near the eastern city of lahore investigators say she was raped and strangled twenty four year old in run ali was convicted of her kidnap rape and murder and antiterrorism court handed him four separate death sentences and are biased on the law crimes that are considered to have spread terror in society can be charged as acts of terrorism the opportunity that this case was sent to or better child protection or a more honest and a sort of. debate and reflection within society about stature of it and it is more like. to prey on. all of those
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opportunities if they want to and. will essentially close the chapter on this instance but not close the chapter on. an abuse of children and i think that's a missed opportunity and one yes there in january thousands of people across pakistan protested to demand justice for zaineb her family said police took no action during the five days from when she was reported missing and her body was found there were demonstrations at police stations and politicians homes were set on fire the authorities were accused of being different and incompetent zaineb are also brought to light eleven other similar cases in the consumer area in two years prosecutors say ali has confessed to eight of the killings including saying the fact that this it happened levon times if you sleep and. it was an audi of young children did not stir the actions of already.
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and only only because. your reaction. well just said. ali has fifteen days to appeal the verdict is in its parents are demanding his execution be carried out in public at the same rubbish dump their daughter's body was found in theo's diab al-jazeera at least twenty people are being killed by three suicide bombers in northern nigeria where they blew themselves up out a fish market in can do just outside of made a guru on friday night no one has claimed responsibility for the attack on the group boko haram is active in the region the us embassy in ethiopia says it strongly disagrees with the government's decision to impose a six month state of emergency during which protests will be banned the ruling party hopes the move will help quell the worst anti-government demonstrations in
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a quarter of a century which prompted the prime minister to resign on thursday mohammed our reports. it's calm on the streets of ethiopia's capital of the suburb but the country's slipping into a deeper political crisis on friday the government imposed a state of emergency to stay more we will invest the defense minister confirmed on saturday it will last for six months and includes a ban on poultice hts governing style and publications that incite violence you're going to value gives you the state of emergency should not be seen as a military coup the army is under the federal constitution and it is a tool to implement the government's decision that the state of emergency procedures are intended to protect the constitution country and people moved in with him or the announcement follows the sudden resignation of prime minister high limit embezzling who had been in office since two thousand and twelve i'm said his departure as prime minister and chairman of the ruling if he appears people's
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revolution of democratic front coalition was to enable necessary reforms in government the. the been lost the most russians in ethiopia's largest regions will neon i'm hot are interested in minds with protesters calling for political and economic reforms and an end to state corruption. a ten month state of emergency and of last year but failed to stop the protests particularly by you tube is you hoping christina come to view the most sessions as the only way to bring about meaningful change dozens of protesters have been killed and many more injured since two thousand and fifteen as kinda nigga is one of six thousand political prisoners released by the government this year in an effort to ease growing tensions to parent could look at it with ethiopia is one large prison i say this because there is no democracy in the country this is a dictatorship we have to change its pick prison into a democratic state opposition leaders say here prison ruling coalition has lost its
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all forty that demanding all parties be involved in deciding the country's future. you know this got there is a country of hundred really it is too big for one political group for one small group to run as our fates of hundred million people the years of unaccountability and ethnicities ation of the country's politics of fear be a tipping point some say injustice repression and lack of mimic full democracy have instilled a sense of despondency if your peers a ruling coalition the e.p.i. the every is expected to meet within days to choose a successor. but the stakes are high and jocelyn for the premiership intense what and what the coalition decides will have a huge impact on how he threw up his government mohammed i don't i'll just say you know. there are thousands of people from an indigenous forest community in kenya
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are accusing the government of forcefully a victim them from their ancestral land the same indigenous people live in the end book but forest in the western highlands they've been targets of violence and threats from the kenya forest service one man has been killed and dozens of homes burnt down in the most recent government operation forest warden say they're kicking out invaders who've been damaging the vulnerable ecosystem about sixty thousand people are now scattered across the great rift valley after decades of evictions a few thousand remain in the ambush but forest but the exact number is a known as catherine sawyer reports this is ember boot forest in western kenya it's part of a large ecosystem called the chairing on the heels forest one of the most important what are catchment areas in the country and a source of livelihood to millions of people downstream. yet look at this century
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old trees are recently set on fire it's not clear by whom but forest warden say thousands of acres of the forest have over the years been destroyed by people living here illegally grazing farming logging and binding charcoal streams that supply water to lakes and rivers are running dry and it's become a hideout for cattle thieves but in this forest also leads the scent where community traditionally the hunters gather us and they say ember books is their ancestral home they are keeping huge part of life stock car truck sometimes even goats and goats are not allowed in the forest by law the farming we are seeing and cautious listed thomas has refused to leave she says her house was banned down by forest guards in december now she spends her days hiding from them alyssa tells us this place keeps her safe from forest guards and raiders from
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a rival community during the day she cooks here and at night she uses her fame space to sleep she says it keeps her warm but obviously it doesn't protect her from the rain the rainy season is about to start and many more people deep inside the forest also living rough in crevices and other open spaces after their homes are destroyed i have six children who are now staying with a neighbor outside the forest if i leave my animals here will be stolen what's going on in amber boot puts to focus the delicate balance of conserving their environment and protecting the rights of indigenous communities. last year they'll get another forest community one a landmark case of the african court and human and peoples rights judges ruled they had the rights to leave in and help conserve another important water tower the mile forest forced evictions and not a right or in polls are people. in the context of a cross
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a racial project this is what i i mean by human rights based the course the environment for texture. samson where families were compensated by the state in twenty three thousand to pull you into really move out but they now see the money was not enough to buy land police to towns this have family got nothing and social state and protect had cattle no matter the consequences and now a new health crisis brings more misery to yemen. also present anger in the philippines as the body of a main is returned from kuwait. and it's time for most known for some competitors of the valley of sweeping general have those details coming up in support later on from. the nice pink skies by the time heart. or is the sun sets in the city of angels.
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hello again across much of southern and eastern china the weather is looking generally fine and with that southerly flow it's all quite warm twenty two in hong kong twenty four food temperatures way up for taipei further north where we have got a frontal system which extends along the young sea river valley so we're going to see rain developing here and certainly on the northern nature of putting cold air from the far north and we could well see some snow developing further towards the south on monday we should see fine conditions across indochina her neuer look at my sort of twenty six degrees that's above average for this time of the year weather conditions across the philippines not too bad certainly for central north and there is largely dry thirty one of manila further south there were likely see some showers affecting mindanao is looking good across much of borneo java and bali still seeing some showers but general improvement beginning to take place and then as you move out through them a potential jury weather conditions not looking too bad although the remnants of a tropical depression will push into the gulf of thailand maybe giving wanted to
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showers across more southern areas but bangkok is likely to stay dry and fine into south asia rain not mushy. report here is drawing loose in the showers so colombo sunshine thirty degrees correct she should go to thirty one and for daddy to look at temperature here of twenty seven degrees the weather sponsored by cats are nice . what makes this moment this era we're living through so unique this is really an attack on itself is a lot of misunderstanding a distortion even of what free speech is supposed to be about the context it's hugely important we have a right to publish it bit of a duty to be offensive or provoked it's all about otherwise people do setting the stage for a serious debate up front at this time on al-jazeera. was always telling us how famous he was going to make it that's how he presented hello my name without manchester city's northwest representatives kind of. teacher put it
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all. as you do remember that we have this special meeting about the nail and he said no. that's not laughter i knew immediately this is a coming. on the man city al jazeera investigation. of silence this time. welcome back to the al-jazeera news arabs a whole rahman a reminder of our top stories for israeli soldiers have been wounded two of them seriously and explosion along the israeli border with gaza now the israeli military
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blames her mass it's carried out air strikes targeting several locations in the southern gaza strip. also russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov has dismissed u.s. allegations that thirteen russian nationals run a secret operation to sway the twenty sixteen presidential election in donald trump's favor but u.s. national security advisor h.r. mcmaster said the evidence of espionage is undeniable. also caught in pakistan as hunted for death sentences to a man convicted of raping and murdering a six year old girl a killing that led to widespread protests across the country as anyone salaries body was found in a rubbish dump after she'd been strangled. now yemen is facing a new health crisis after years of conflict already dealing with severe malnutrition and a cholera epidemic people are dying from what's thought to be bird flu kathy lopez reports. it's exactly what yemen's already overloaded medical teams didn't want to
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hear a new outbreak of disease a growing number of people have died with symptoms similar to bird flu and doctors say dozens more could be infected. in the hour solo or so when these patients arrive they had influenza symptoms like breathing difficulties and acute respiratory failure they also had a high fever and identifying the disease is challenging the doctors are treating more patients with fewer resources standard supplies and testing kits have become a luxury. how the in these cases raise a red flag they match h one n one some dimiss like fever intensive coughing and he drinks but the ministry of health hasn't been able to confirm this since last year lamps don't have supplies to taste this. the country is already dealing with one of the worst ever outbreaks of cholera the international committee of the red cross says there are more than one million suspected cases and about eighty
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percent of yemen lacks proper access to food clean water and health care cases of bird flu would only add to the crisis if we add to this formula. preventable diseases then we are we are facing an extremely difficult that's a straw fake problem in yemen it's a find doctors deal with on a regular basis. yemen's three year were has made already dire conditions of disease and hunger even more difficult to combat we have more than twenty men women and children who die every day from preventable diseases why. why does that happen because more than fifty percent of the health centers and hospitals in yemen today do not function anymore there are small finds of progress in january the un allocated fifty million dollars to support yemen see monetary and response some
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ports have all bent allowing for the delivery of food supplies and medicine aid the country's hospitals desperately need for many the help has arrived too late for others there is still some hope. this is the young now dizzier. video has emerged of a collision between a turkish coast guard vessel and a greek patrol boat close to contested islands in the aegean sea cameras on the greek vessel show the moment the turkish boat struck at stern it's unclear if the crash on monday was an accident the uninhabited islands near to where it happened claimed by both countries as their own. eleven somali refugees who were held in a militia controlled area of libya for years have returned home where they were evacuated by somalia's government on the un refugee agency recent photos and videos of somalis refugees back being tortured in smugglers counts in libya because public
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outrage and force the government in mogadishu to take action. there are more young somalis being held now in libya some of my friends died there because of torture including a woman called bashara torture in libya is a form of greeting in the morning you were woken up by being hit with a stick and at night you were hit with sticks and to fall asleep. the body of zimbabwe's opposition leader morgan tsvangirai has been brought home from south africa thousands of supporters were waiting outside the fort in the capital harare to honor their late leader who died on wednesday from colon cancer. is in harare. when the plane carrying morgan tsvangirai body landed hundreds of people were at the airport and shoving each other trying to get a glimpse of the cost and some jumped the fence tried to get on to the tarmac and security told them to turn back then ran to the cargo section of the air force where they saw the coffin leave in a convoy is supported by police has been brought here to
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a military base in harare government officials say because morgan tsvangirai was a former prime minister it is the norm as was to be done the body will be brought here and so it's time for. today's on sunday the the several church services across the country family and friends are going to take guy's house to pay their respects that honor and they are going through a period grabbing a big public gathering without regard to retain that read in ferrari where people are going to say they feel while i mean on sunday moments i'm going to. carry him here at his rural home village about two hundred and twenty kilometers from harare is very mixed with first white movies and obviously the border say they plan to give him a big send off and they say they want to say goodbye inside out to a man they call it shades of the revolution a man they say was the face of the opposition. the philippine ambassador to kuwait says he received almost six thousand complaints of abuse towards filipino workers
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last year the body of a filipino made found in a freezer in kuwait last week has highlighted the mistreatment of some domestic workers in the gulf present rodriguez attach a ban to the deployment of filipino workers to quit triggering a diplomatic crisis some as it has reaction from kuwait city. praying for closure church service isn't quite spare a prayer for joining the demo fellas maria can a two spares a thought for the domestic worker whose body was found in a freezer authorities are still looking for the suspect a lebanese national i'm afraid me. these. cannon knows all about the life of the domestic worker she's worked as one for more than eighty years she says some face abuse but it's not typical. the me i knew would like my sister the philippine government reacted strongly to joanna's death
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banning its citizens from coming to kuwait for work it later issued a clarification exempting those who already have jobs here about the initial announcement never the last century through the country. for many filipinos a job in the gulf is a lifeline for extended families some my space in the life and. they don't have them then they don't get. what it meant from us philippine authorities however say complaints of abuse compelled them to take action we have. five thousand some five thousand eight hundred more than five hundred complaints of abuse last year. including treatment sexual harassment and rape. the philippine ban on allowing new workers to go to kuwait is a problem for you can now only after over a decade in kuwait van jones a restaurant and money exchange businesses she needs to expand her work force the
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president's ban she says is holding her back. and some of my stuff was really one of the game here this is really very very big problem as the officials are critical to of the ban they concede it might be necessary to review so. measures like the ability of sponsors to hold migrant workers passports however they say the philippine president's statements have only complicated the situation at the moment. the ban was ordered for domestic reasons it's a clear there are also other reasons for such an escalation in joules but we are also. the congregation sings for their community to be delivered from the devil the devil of abuse and the devil of hasty government decisions sami's a than al-jazeera kuwait. bangladesh has handed over a list of more than eight thousand names of rangar refugees to me and to begin
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repatriations it's part of a deal signed between the two countries last november a million miles six thousand five hundred rango will be sent back in the first phase but haven't given a date almost seven hundred thousand ringle have crossed into bangladesh since august fleeing her military crackdown. the leaders of iran and india say they'll work together to restore peace in afghanistan iran's hassen rouhani and india's prime minister narendra modi made the promise after a meeting in new delhi their focus groups on the drug trafficking that phones operations. afghanistan must be a vibrant and secure country we were in agreement about this and decided to cooperate in this regard about syria iraq in yemen as well we had shared views we believe the regional conflicts must be resolved through diplomacy and political solutions both governments attention to considerable importance to combating
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extremism and terrorism which are central american our way military helicopters are being damaged from an earthquake in southern mexico has crashed killing thirteen people on the ground including three children and now the chopper was carrying mexico's interior minister and a state governor when it came down on top of two vans everyone on board survived. the pressure is growing on mexico's government to raise the minimum wage advocates have told latin america's human rights watchdog that the current rate less than five dollars a day condemns millions to a life of poverty as john holmes reports now from mexico city. leon has always tried to work with a smile on her face but like many mexicans she lives almost on the breadline the job buying and selling clothes in the local market often doesn't pay enough to feed her family. me that there was this thing that a meal here costs just under three dollars and i just ate half of it and save the
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other part for the next day to save on costs. new official star show that out of ten mexicans don't earn enough even to buy basic food stuffs last year's record inflation combined with the country's long stagnant salaries have left many families unable to cope with the unexpected and only had a number. my goodness forbid in from getting sick because it costs money i have to have a special diet for my diabetes which costs even more. mexicans buying power began to nosedive more than a decade ago and has never recovered the mexican government posted this month that the economy's enjoyed five years of constant growth but that doesn't seem to have filtered down independent statistics show that the ten richest mexicans have the same amount of money as the sixty million poorest. countries on course to have the second lowest minimum wage in latin america and your term says that less than five
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dollars a day it's so low that it's unconstitutional it's urging the intermarriage conclude of human rights to rule in favor of an increase but oxfam's head of research says that the roots of the problem also have to be addressed why wait is so low the strategy of the government has been to montagne low wages in order to continue to attract foreign investment we need to stop competing with order markets by offering low wages we need to change that mindset in order to. escape. the fruits of globalization. that's a steep challenge for a country which has struggled to balance creating jobs with ensuring they pay enough for people to enjoy a decent life on. john hoeven how does it or mitt screw city. the members of the british anti e.u.
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party ukip per voted to remove their leader over a scandal involving racist messages henry bolton led to the party for less than five months his girlfriend sent disparaging takes about meghan markle who's engaged to prince harry bolton was the fourth person to lead you kip in eighteen months. hundreds of firearms forgers have held a march in bulgaria's capital after a quarter overturned a government ban on the event now the annual march honors a pro nazi world war two general the government says it harms the country's reputation bulgaria commonly holds the rotating e.u. presidency. now it's been seven years since the beginning of the protests in libya which would turn into a revolution that brought down marmar gadhafi in two thousand and eleven now while it brought the change that so many people wanted for so long it also left behind a divided and broken nation with few signs of improvement any time soon moved up to
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where he had reports from the capital tripoli. outcome so deep does not enjoy his business as he once did in the old days he says when the financial situation was a staple in libya he used to have fourteen will close in his shop but not now and the coppersmith hardly gets any orders to make anything new or have the where and sometimes we work it for a whole day and end up with always nothing in our pockets many clients have not come to pick up a places several months because of lack of money libyans have been through a lot over the past seven years two competing bases of dozens of rival groups and conflict and consequently a financial crisis but some here say they have not lost their faith in the revolution and are hoping for change while others say they're disappointed. since twenty eleven many libyans celebrated the anniversary of the seventeenth of
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february revolution but the country has a slipped into chaos zakaria took part in the twenty a live in protests he says he does not trust politicians. all the politicians have shown their true faces which they hid before the fall of the gadhafi regime they would rather take from the state than give to it. others take a different view noted dean says he travels from the united states to libya every year to share the ok zhen with his friends and former neighbors he says things are better now than before the revolution for it was very difficult to come back to go to the airport today immigration you know and all that stuff now there's a. common leave you know a freely but the situation looks a bleak on the ground prices for everyday goods have risen the markets have taken a tumble and the libyan dinar has lost much of its value. the
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political division has led to a divide between the economic and security institutions the state has become so weak it's unable to control its own resources. are the backbone of libya's income and oil production dropped significantly between twenty thirteen and twenty sixteen when four major oil ports were blockaded by militia. is proud his profession is part of libya's heritage but he fears if there is no solution to the country's economic crisis crafts like his might fade away. tripoli well the early bits of data is a minute away and just one hundredth of a second means the difference between silver and gold. story so.
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i've. felt like i. was. six. thanks very much well it has been a busy day of action at the winter olympics with nine medal events taking place in pyung chang it included a historic goal for japanese figure skater you zero one you share is up to four has more. you zero one you haven't competed for three months because of an ankle injury but after record school in the short program another stunning performance in the
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free skate secured gold he's the first male figure skater to defend in the olympic title in sixty six yes great britain's lizzy yarnold became the first skeleton athlete to win back to back golds while poland's camille stauffer also retained his key jumping logical title. there was a shock in the woman super g. still adepts go one gold by one hundredth of a second on a pair of mckayla shipman's old species while lindsey vonn missed out on the medals . and a surprise in the slopestyle to sarah hopeful and won it with none of the world's top ten making the podium i didn't just wake up this morning and think that i was going to win the olympics so i know i just wanted to get through the finals and have fun and there are so many better girls than me out on the field so. i definitely didn't think i was even going to i didn't think i belonged in the top
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three and more history was made n.p.r. has merit be organ lead no way to victory in the women's four by five kilometer relate with thirteen medals she's not the joint most decorated winter olympians of all time she has a go for all just zero. the organs golds took norway's total medal haul to twenty two but it's still germany who took the table at this halfway mark of the games with nine gold the netherlands are in third with canada and the united states rounding out the top five while host south korea won their third medal of the games in speedskating to set them up to mine in the table the united states suffered a blow earlier as their men's ice hockey team lost a four nothing to the olympic athletes from russia and canada were also defeated for the first time in eighteen years at an olympics going down three two in a shootout to the czech republic no players from the n.h.l. are competing in pyung chang after league officials failed to reach an agreement
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for them to do so but the olympics is not just about who wins medals for many of the athletes a podium finish is a distant dream just finishing a race is their dream come true like mexican cross country ski or german mad razzo who was twenty six minutes behind the gold medalist coming in dead last on friday he staggered home waving the mexican flag and was greeted by some of his rival competitors but for the forty three year old who only started skiing a year ago if filled a lifelong ambition to become an olympian and he perfectly in capsulated the olympic spirit i'm in love with cross-country skiing this board has given me so much joy it's given me this march and i am completely in love and to want it to cross-country skiing and i just wish that i could ski into i'm about eighty years old. a day on from securing his return to the top of the world rankings roger federer has reached the final of the rotterdam world's tennis tournament the swiss
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who believe the oldest number one in tennis history at thirty six when the rankings are released on monday defeated andrea seppi in straight sets six three seven six. tied to. sunday. federal world number five grigor dimitrov on the ball gary and might be feeling a little guilty after his progress came when opponent funk was forced to retire from the semifinal with a serious i injury was attempting to return a powerful forehand from dimitroff when the ball deflected off his racket and hit him in the left eye. women's world the one caroline version akki has lost in the semifinals of the cattle open wozniak he twice served for the match against patrick fitz of a box christopher held her nerve to close out the three six seven six seven five win in just over two and a half hours since the czechs twelve straight match victory after winning the same piece title earlier this month she'll now play the new britain in sunday's
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showpiece. of extended their own beat and run in spain's a league of they've gone thirty one matches without a loss in the top flight a mark that they've achieved only once before back in two thousand and eleven it came as barcelona beat to nil with goals from luis suarez and jordi alba that win puts barcelona ten points clear of second place atletico who play on sunday. i remember look ocker double has earned manchester united a place in the quarterfinals of the english f.a. cup they be hot as filled and we now face brighton who came through their match with coventry three one southampton also the west brom to make the last eight but swanzy face a third consecutive replay after being held to a goal of straw at sheffield wednesday is the reality i believe with a really we all have a new game and we have another opportunity to go to next stage again we are playing i said before and they will say i will continue to say to save in this competition we'll play well play underdogs in this competition not because you are weak weaker
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than the other the openings but because our main competition is the premier terry novo will take a lead of more than twenty two seconds into the final day of the rally of sweden on sunday. the even after that incredibly lucky escape he safely negotiated his way through saturday stages to sit ahead of craig green in the standings the heavy conditions along the route proved too much for some of his rivals several cars had the snow banks and some needed help from the spectators to come back out on the tracks. and that's all sport for now more later. thanks celebrations for chinese new year have been muted in beijing and many other cities as a ban on fireworks has expanded its part of efforts to reduce air pollution but a balanced report says hurting a tradition that dates back more than a thousand years. an assembly line of fireworks and leave your young province
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each red roll of gunpowder is distant to mark the start of a new year in the chinese calendar leo young is the fireworks capital of the world it all started some fourteen hundred years ago during the ten dynasty. but reasons to employers with a decision by the chinese government to ban fireworks because of pollution. fireworks are a cherished tradition cheering the chinese new year but they push hundreds of cities above the recommended equality levels this was small in beijing a year ago it's scenes like this that have pushed the government to ban fireworks and four hundred forty four cities that's now being expanded to include beijing tianjin and provincial capitals who farai and chang shark violators will face fines of up to fifteen thousand dollars. and you know him they shouldn't be a ban on fireworks because first of all pollution isn't caused by fireworks sitting
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off fireworks has been a tradition for more than one thousand years so i don't quite understand why these a ban china's firework industry employs three million people and has sales of more than fourteen billion dollars the new regulations of her profits and lower demand has shrunk the industry. leo young's firecrackers and fireworks management pure says in two years the number of firework companies that have to go around five hundred high. if you look around the market you can only see a few shops remain open we don't see many customers anymore. that's because many have swaps because many have swaps to legal options and cities like beijing is substituting gunpowder with electricity. electronic by crackers can substitute the regular firecrackers because they a bright and colorful chinese say small file works for the noice it's believed to scare away bad spirits and bring a more successful new year manufacturers and retailers
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people and investigate the injustice is globalized. and how different countries response to those at the very bottom of society. begging for life. at this time on al-jazeera. and then reported on the. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for the dry riverbed like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country have been truly unable to escape the war. the story of one of the most successful p.r. campaigns in the us. study after study has demonstrated that israeli perspectives dominate american media coverage what part of this case you get through your thick
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head is hamas a terrorist organization the only thing that you're going to say is what we want to see and if you don't say it when i go let you speak it would be very hard for her ordinary americans to know that they're being deceived the occupation of the american mind at this time on al-jazeera. israel attacks gaza what the airstrikes after four of its soldiers are hurt and a border bomb explosion.


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