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discussed between these two governments but tight lipped both sides have been with regards to revealing was true what's they've agreed on if there's been any deals and how to move forward. has more now from the capital khartoum people incident have been demonstrating for five weeks now and they say they want the president to step down and hand over parts an interim independent council now it all started with the economy but people are saying now that the reason why the economy is in a downward spiral is because of president bashir and his thirty year rule they say that the government has ruled with widespread corruption and that there was no improvement during his time in office and that the only thing that could improve the situation now despite his promises to try to introduce economic reforms and raise the salaries for civil workers is not the incentives that he's offering or the promises that he's making but to rather see him step down now people are saying that his promises are something they've heard over and over again and they don't believe that he can really produce concrete change and let's remember he doesn't have the same economic incentives or the economic power that he had back in two
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thousand and eleven when south sudan seceded in two thousand and eleven it took with seventy five percent of the country's oil oil reserves which was the main source of g.d.p. for sudan so for him to try to introduce economic reforms is not going to produce as much results as he would like to see because there is simply no way for sudan to try to bring in more hard currency to try to sustain its economy people are also criticizing the government for the use of what they have termed as excessive brutal force the protesters who have been out in the streets demonstrating so they came out in peace their own armed and they're trying to voice their demands or their frustration against the government but instead have been met with tear gas and live human emotion now people are saying despite the security threats and that they're putting their lives at risk to the will continue to demonstrate until the president steps down something he said he's not going to do until elections come next year. thailand's king has issued a royal decree endorsing the first general elections since the twenty fourteen military coup elections will now be held on march twenty fourth voting has been
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delayed several times by the military which has come down on dissent and free speech it's called highlight has more from the capital bangkok. it's been a long time in coming but the election day here in thailand has finally been set march twenty fourth two announcements coming out on wednesday confirming that first from the royal household a royal decree declaring that the elections were ok to move forward then a few hours after that the election commission coming out and confirming that march twenty fourth will be election day now there's been a lot of confusion particularly over these last couple of weeks because at the beginning of the year the election commission came out and said most likely the election would take place on february twenty fourth but then the government said that had to be postponed because they need to prepare the government needs to prepare for the coronation of the king in may there was a bit back and forth we saw a little bit of protesting on the streets here over the weekend the last couple of weeks but again today wednesday confirmed march twenty fourth will be the election day now over the last couple of weeks bans have been lifted on political parties
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for organizing and fundraising so they started the wheels moving toward this election day but now since we know what the date is going to be those political parties are going to start to move forward with campaigning and also we know that those who are going to be running for members of parliament positions they will register themselves over the next couple of weeks and now the data sets and the mechanisms will start to move for thailand have its first elections since the coup back in two thousand and fourteen well the election date announcement came as two bodies of antigovernment out to this will sound in the river they were among dozens of dissidents who fled the country after the coup when a report from bangkok. mutilated bound and wrapped the bodies were found on the banks of the mekong river in northeastern thailand police confirmed their identities. as for the d.n.a. results we have received a formal result from the friend department the police hospital they were empty mana key and anti-government activists known as and cuss along after
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a two thousand and fourteen coup in thailand they fled to neighboring laos where they disappeared from their homes in december along with the man they worked for say dan. i regularly posted online videos and comments critical of the military government and the monarchy at least two other critics have gone missing from laos in recent years leading to the accusation from dissidents that this is the work of the military whose stated aim is to defend the monarchy retire fishel say they weren't involved in the disappearances the discovery of the bodies comes as thailand prepares for the coronation of the king in may criticizing or defaming the monarchy carries a jail term of up to fifteen years for each count hundreds of people have left thailand before being arrested and are now living as fugitives. fled more than eight years ago. they're going to. go. in there and. are really going to.
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so. i know it is. thora to say they'll work with they allow counterparts to investigate the murders but given who they were and the nature of their disappearance and death the families may be waiting a long time for justice wayne hey al jazeera bangkok. a car bomb has exploded in the northern syrian city of a freend it happened near a base for a rebel group that's backed by turkey. is allied with the free syrian army of history of its fighters were killed some of them give a that's more now from the turkey syria border. this is a group called. associated with the free syrian army backed by the forces these are the forces who have been carrying out the operation east of euphrates predominantly against kurdish fighters the city of a free produce is now more or less controlled by these fighters and they have been
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in charge for a number of months now this is not just the only attack that has happened in the last couple of days there's been an uptick of violence inside syria yesterday we saw a car bombing in. a government held area and it did a before we saw an attack on us in that kurdish forces in the province of has a case there is a lot of political developments that have been happening including the one that is happening today as a meeting continues between the russian president and his turkish counterpart on the future of syria and the role of russian and turkish forces as they try and draw a map towards peace the turkish president russia type earlier ones due to hold talks with the russian leader vladimir putin on syria trying to find common ground despite backing opposing sides in the war u.s. plans to withdraw its troops present yet another challenge or opportunity but shortly will talk through a challenge live in moscow but first here's his report. turkey has been sending reinforcements to its border with northern syria recently it's got forces in the
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last rebel stronghold of province and in aleppo province where turkey is facing off against the u.s. backed kurdish dominated s.d.f. in the northeast and donald trump's decision to pull u.s. troops out of syria means foreign powers involved in the war or reassessing their positions last september turkey and russia struck a deal russia cold offer threatens government's assault on it lip and together they created a demilitarized zone with turkey responsible for making rebel groups pull back into it lives in tyria but as turkey's president meets vladimir putin in moscow on wednesday the sands are shifting again moscow expects that the vast territory that the controlled with the united with the help of the united states the syrian government will take over. hoping that it can have a small buffer on the border with turkey that it might control and kind of prevent the kurdish elements from in infiltrating that area that is of course changing the
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both of them but i think that's the main disagreement as well because russia does not agree with turkey with turkey is a mission to establish a buffer zone on the border for the thousands of refugees shivering in their lives camps it's been a grim winter of cold and floods and away from the cameras other developments could mean further trouble for civilians formally al qaida linked high up. has almost totally taken over from other rebel groups turkey seen too distracted by kurdish problems to do much to stop this and russia perhaps sees it as an opportunity despite it and many other countries calling h.t.s. terrorists. rory joins me live now from moscow really does have a lot to talk about on syria but all the luck of the strike some kind of deal do you think. well i think that's the big question i mean obviously there was this deal that they did over the last year which staved off
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a government offensive on the province on the rebel stronghold there which would have been supported by russian air power russia has always said that that was a temporary situation anyway but with turkey looking now to the north east and to its kurdish problems there is perhaps a potential for a new deal to be done between russia and turkey that's what syria watchers like europe barmen who you heard in my reports think might be on the cards basically russia and turkey saying to each other ok turkey you can have a buffer zone in the northeast we don't particularly like it the you can have that if russia and the syrian governments are allowed to do what they want with africa with it which is basically to take it over and finally crush h.t.s. once and for all returned it to government hands so we'll have to wait i think and see what's. important to talk about later to see whether that really is the kind of
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deal that is actually being discussed rory thank you. are not also to come here in al-jazeera including we want. the u.s. senate will try once again to end the longest partial government shutdown in american history also. i'm not concerned about is safety the wife of a missing sudanese activist appeals for his release as the president makes his first trip abroad since protests began a month ago more in the stay with us. i was a bit more snow to come this is doing daylight hours on thursday you see tucking in jury wednesday that massive cloud the cold air behind it so that'll fall out of the sky over good part of her car there on the high ground of honshu otherwise it's dry
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snow particularly cold either for the curry influence or into beijing we are above freezing by degas a big coda on friday and the still plenty of cloud on the western side of japan but nothing much forming out of it took you back down to nine it's more or less where you should be much of the rest of china central southern china is now enjoying fine weather the cloud is trying to build once again in the high ground you know for example but otherwise you're enjoying fine looking with some persistent in the morning during the day where the air is still in land and wrong now over into china over the philippines or even in malaysia but there's a mass still forming a particularly over java jakarta's involved through bali and east was to us pop your daily showers and are getting heavier and heavier and more recently we've seen significant snow run up through northern pakistan northern india and then across into nepal but of course the air is colder and so the sun's reasonably short term you get some pretty big shout developing and usually in the northeast of india.
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welcome back a quick reminder the top stories here this hour sudan's president omar al bashir has held a meeting with capitalism in a shift i mean been omid out that he and. his visit to the gulf state comes during the longest anti-government protests of his time in office saddam's king as they should a royal decree endorsing the first general election since the twenty fourteen minute trip elections will be held on march twenty fourth voting has been delayed several times by the military which has clamped down on dissent and from speech. on turkish president russia typo to ones in moscow for talks on syria with the russian leader vladimir putin trying to find common ground despite backing opposing sides in the conflict. the wife of an activist arrested in saddam is pleading for the government to release her husband so that his american road one daie wood was detained by security agents a week ago in the capital khartoum his wife nancy told al-jazeera he was apparent to take part in a demonstration the next day announcing dawood says a husband is
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a peaceful activist she's urging the u.s. to help for you. i do hope that they will put pressure on the sudanese government to be able to assist in his release definitely counting on them with any leverage we have with the sudanese government to make sure that that happens as quickly as possible along with the release of all of the other political detainees he's always been a peaceful protest or he is. has been concerned for many years about the state of sudan and he has been trying to bring change. the voice of all the sudanese are really crying for freedom for peace and for justice. no ruler should be in control for thirty years so i'm really calling now for omar bashir to step down. is a dictator that has been exploiting and oppressing the people for for many years
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and estimated forty thousand rangar muslims have taken refuge in india but india's nationalist hindu government says ring they have no right to demand refugee status since december india has deported at least thirteen hundred to bangladesh the talks are going to a much more from cox's bazaar in bangladesh for one hundred twelve dollars a head smuggler in india promised a way out of the fear that had begun to suffocate shame she died and her family when one of his disdain in london for hangings i hated and abused in india. they were among forty thousand rohingya refugees in india human rights groups say in recent years the government's welcoming policy has shifted to a hostile one in october india deported seven rohingya men back to me and mar a country b. un is accused of committing genocide against the persecuted muslim minority since
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december the refugee relief and repatriation commission says india has deported at least thirteen hundred rohingya refugees to bangladesh. in the beginning we weren't harassed but at a later stage we were constantly being monitored so we got scared that they might send us back to me and maher since we didn't want to go there we decided to cross the border rohingya refugees describe a campaign of fear mongering harassment and intimidation that's terrifying people enough to abandon their lives in india and sneak into bangladesh that has been. by the. groups to create an impression that there is and therefore there have been attacks on the.


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