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i think it's only the beginning of this. song. starting february first. this is coming to you live from the prince of in syria and its face day on the road which is in syria as they move to clear. away from the border these find just confident of success with the coming up. leaders gather for the second day of their summit in the resort town of davos but the influx of the business
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capital is due to anticapitalist them protests as to the street. costs more to water everywhere but not a drop to drink maybe next to the ocean but it's rapidly running out of drinking water. kills to anyone but essentially what is the prize in south africa second largest city. you. there's been no letup in turkey's military offensive against kurdish militia in northern syria despite international courts for restraint the united nations says the fighting has already distaste five thousand people and left civilians trapped and says the press on with this operation against a kurdish militia on its border it views them as terrorists.
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the turkish town house is only a few kilometers away from the fighting come back to brock and his friends are discussing turkey's operational if branch nobody here believes in its wish to make sure. that we don't know the area around offering well so we cannot really say how long it will take but yes it may take a long time. how long do you think. possibly a month that's what i think but i'm not a soldier. takis military is continuing its operation was no reduction in intensity all day tanks and artillery aiming across the border members of the protect his free syrian army are marching towards the afrin region they are supporting takesh troops in the operation against the syrian
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kaddish militia groups. and they are a lot more optimistic than the texan has. i'm afraid we'll take a frame and succeed in this operation within the next couple of days. ok with god's help we will conquer offering everybody the law. according to the latest figures from the syrian observatory for human rights the war has sorry for more than one hundred lives more than twenty to be civilians the turkish president joined a funeral on tuesday for a soldier killed the previous day ad one dismissed international criticism of the offensive saying the situation at hand means it's not possible to listen to every country's take. these are pictures filmed by the kut ish militia group. media report that fighting between the the turkish army and its allies is
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intensifying in the direction of offering. turkey claims a threat is growing at its. right considers the y.p. g. to be the syrian faction of the p.k. k. which he sees as a terror group reacting to takis military attacks in recent days the why p.g. has shelled texas border towns claiming civilian lives while many techs were you for it at the start the mood has now changed. no war is easy neither for soldiers nor. for civilians you know what's on the sort of. quality metalwork you both sides of the border want to operationalise branch could still bring. jones is in the door in the turkish president had wanted a short shop operation targeting what he calls kurdish terrorists but it doesn't seem to be growing that. there is severe face of vicious fighting now reported in many areas of this for an enclave much of the
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fighting is now focused on these remote numerous villages in this very or rough terrain reports of villages are exchanged continuing to exchange hands and it's a massive deployment of forces by turkey nato second largest army much of the operation is being hampered by bad weather which is restricting the use of air power which the turkish military are relying very heavily on this operation but the military claiming to make progress claiming to have killed over two hundred fifty fighters although an independent monitoring the syrian observatory says that the numbers are around a hundred spread between post sites equally activists need to allies have been calling for restraint but why has the criticism of turkey's offensive into northern syria been so cautious. well i think there is realisation among turkey turkey a nato ally said that directly confronting president over this operation will
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ultimately prove counterproductive given the fact that the president has staked his reputation on this he's made this a national war war for the future of the country so i think it's a realisation that directly challenging him will probably only make him even more intransigent i think there is a speculation of behind the scenes they're trying to rein in this operation bring it to an early end limit the scope of this operation also there is a fear that turkey could be moving increasingly towards russia given the fact that moscow has given the green light to this operation as it controls syrian air space so russia is dorothy in this conflict because the longer this conflict goes the more danger there is that this will widen to something much bigger isn't it dorian . well that is the really the big fear among nato partners and i think also are the key regional players iran and russia while at the moment a moron and russia may be quite happy with this operation given the fact it is straining relations between turkey and its western allies i think it would be
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concerned about how far turkey goes at the moment turkey seems to be confined to africa but all the rhetoric coming from korea that they want to expand this operation across the whole of turkey's southern border with syria now that would cause big concerns i think particularly among iran and russia they are anxious to keep turkey's presence in syria restricted and while russia does seem to have the card of controlling airspace and believe that do have this power of influence over the more the one who gets deeper and deeper involved into the into the conflict it may be more difficult to rein them in so i think that will be a factor in moscow's considerations but yes you're right moscow is seen as the key player in this ongoing situation and don't really think you can avoid all the implications of this operation for the civilians trapped by the fighting. that is the really the big concern given the fact that is fighting is now moving into inhabited areas these villages many of the villages are believed to be trapped
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and the big concern is what will happen to the main city of a free home to several hundred thousand people many of them are now trapped believe it or not been able to get out if the fighting reaches that city then there really is a fear of a major humanitarian crisis daryn jones in the stumble thank you very much for that update. taking its offensive in syria is having political repercussions here in burma and germany regularly sells weapons including tanks to its new to ally and those that are being used in the cross border offensive that some german nor makers are calling. contracts to upgrade the tanks are being put on hold and. relentless heavy shelling in northwest turkish forces step up their offensive known as operation olive branch. the prepared german made leopard tanks to roll into a free in. the german government had recently considered reinforcing these against mains but that seems to be off the table no. he gets to
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talk i know that turkey is violating international law with his intervention in syria. it's absurd to think about upgrading these tanks or start all the. can kind of there should be no arms exports to turkey i want to know what foreign minister as he discussed with his turkish counterpart was it all about an arms deal. that was just under three weeks ago the aim to foster better relations then on monday the turkish foreign minister to protect civilians it fell on deaf ears turkey's president says the military action is justified. on the kurds in a free not determined to defend themselves. good look i wish our forces strength we are united and we don't figure out who won his planes
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and his weapons. he took in the one nine hundred ninety s. turkey used old east german army weapons against the kurds in turkey and history is repeating itself in syria. and it's not just german tanks german military trucks have also been spotted on the syrian border. and it's about the stories making news . two consecutive car bombs detonated near a mosque in the libyan city of benghazi on tuesday killed at least twenty seven people and injured dozens more the attack took place as worshipers were leaving the mosque many security officials among the casualties they are believed to have been the target of the attack. gunmen have stormed an office of the save the trigger an aid agency in the afghan city of jalalabad two people were killed when the militants battled security forces who had surrounded the building there's been no claim of the sponsibility the taleban issued
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a statement denying its involvement. into the affairs of a new flooding as the river reached the town. hundreds of residents took to the streets to protest against what they see is a lack of government last in the region was devastated by huge floods that left nine thousand people dead. you're watching the governess coming up ahead the daughter who left to join islamic state four years ago after since her mother in chechnya last saw her now the mother fears they will never be real knighted. and first monica joins me and washington's new imported talents upsets china south korea yes and not surprisingly u.s. president donald trump has brushed off those concerns namely that new tariffs the u.s. has imposed on imported washing machines and solar panels will lead to a trade war both china and south korea say they'll turn to the world trade
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organization to defend their interests but donald trump argues that the terrorists would add to jobs in the united states. another week and another set of tariffs this time hitting imported washing machines and solar panels on tuesday u.s. president trump signed an executive order for punitive tariffs on most products specifically naming two asian multinationals. our action today helps to create jobs in america for americans it will provide a strong incentive for l.g. and samsung to follow through on their recent promises to build a major manufacturing plants for washing machines right here in the united states the trumpet ministration believes that south korean washing machines and chinese solar panels have an unfair competitive advantage against products made in the u.s. tariffs as high as fifty percent could be imposed on washing machines trump is on
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his way to davos and plans to use his trip to promote his america first strategy i'm going to die most will be talking about investing in the united states again for people to come in and spend their money in the good old usa and that's what they're doing we have massive amounts of money coming in. the u.s. president is due to host a dinner for european see those at the world economic forum on thursday and investment in the u.s. is likely to be high on his agenda. now high on the world economic forum's agenda today is europe from spain's king philippe to france's president manuel mccall all the way to the german chancellor they're all expected to speak in davos today and my colleague ben facility tells us told us what to expect the dynamic jewel is here today and they're sure to warm up the davos crowd europe is in focus and the german chancellor angela merkel and the french president manuel mccoy have
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a very similar message closer integration and europe has a strong role in the world not just economically but also politically they'll both be standing strong for globalization something that president trump does not stand for he will no doubt clips their performances when he arrives here on friday. there has been facility in davos gender equality has also emerged as a top issue in doubles with canadian prime minister justin trudeau saying if you want to fix your economy employ women our team and spend the day talking to the top female officials there and i asked them for their solutions in closing the gender gap. no matter how you look at it there are still far more men than women and davos but something's changing and not just the numbers the forum is discussing topics like harassment power and injustice more intensely than ever before the
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seven high profile women co-chairing the world economic forum are a symbol of change but many women in davos feel things need to progress further and faster. we can make sure that all girls get access to quality education that will be a huge step for these girls and also we need to make sure that no children get married educate girls in science and technology and take away the stigma that girls are not skilled at the disciplines and take away the fear that many girls that are not qualified are capable of engaging in these disciplines to close it gender god we need to tackle economic inequality because all these norms in society that justify inequality between men and women that justify violence against women are already intended to put women in the opposition and exploits them economy because i think we need to understand the value that women bring to the people not just going forward but also in the generations trance what they've done for the
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world in terms of the workforce that they bring to the table it to the intellectual capital in terms of the nurturing the caregiving the deployed to work i think that's the unique thing about women taking action is more important than ever studies show women have the most to lose from globalisation. now towards the end of the week u.s. president donald trump is expected to join the walls movers and shakers in davos and they could meet with a very cool reception last night already a small group of protesters managed to enter the alpine resort despite heightened security but they were quickly removed but thousands of anticapitalist protesters marched reserve rake on tuesday to demonstrate against drug. visits to the world economic forum's annual meeting organizers had called for protests on the trump well come on smash w e f. i don't know about you but with all the rain in the snow here in europe it's really
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difficult to imagine that other parts of the world a drying up literally drying up and facing a drought monica the cape region of south africa is in the grip of the longest drought in living memory since two thousand and fifteen the areas being seen see north of fancher rain for and not as expected before mail june what is already being rationed authorities now say they'll have to cut off all supplies for non-essential use. a lack of rainfall in cape town is making south africans very nervous water in the city's main reservoir the teva kloof down is down to thirty percent capacity the situation is much better at other reservoirs cape town has imposed a level six alert level six is the next step that we're taking it to restore my people most significantly less if they can then eighty seven liters per person per day anyone who exceeds the amount of water permitted for each household faces
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severe penalties that's why a growing number of people are getting their water from public reservoirs so it doesn't change their water meter readings. i've seen some parts happening here and this is before day zero so i can imagine people get quite upset when there's no water. it seems like a paradox that the metropolis on the atlantic coast is slowly running out of water but cape town doesn't have a dissemination plant tourists are being asked to save water too it's currently high season and public showers are being switched off at the beach. apart from that there are no real restrictions for visitors. by contrast agriculture has been very hard hit the water shortage means many fields can no longer be cultivated the latest alert means farmers must cut their water usage by sixty percent based on their consumption before the drought began johann ester who's a gross fruit in the western cape where he's had to cut down some trees in order to
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save the rest. down the rotten saudis another. perfectly producing orchard. i decided. to operate. because of the water shortage. it's not that easy decision to make that there is no improvement in sight to the all eyes are on the t.v. dam if the water supply sinks below thirteen point five percent capacity cape town will be forced to turn off almost all its taps experts are dubbing it daisy they warn it could happen by the end of april. tell him not to visit her and have peace corps dizzee to decide looted today whether the nation's most influential politician is guilty of corruption former president and or his ignacio you know the silva is hoping to overturn a sentence of nine and a half years in prison for accepting a bribe he wants to stand for election again in
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a tuba but if his convictions says he will not be allowed to lead us supporters have been protesting against what they see as political persecution off the leftists i caught. the feelings of these brazilians are clear they love their former president and they want him to run for office again ahead of today's ruling thousands of loser supporters have been converging on porto alegre to demonstrate against what they believe is an attempt to prevent him from running an october his presidential election. was just some if our justice system does not want to go down in history as garbage it only has one option to absolve lula because there is no evidence against him as long as there's no proof he's an absolutely innocent person. last july loser who was convicted of handing out political favors in return for
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a penthouse apartment in this beach side building loser denies ever having him in the apartment but if his appeal is rejected he faces nine and a half years in prison. the case is part of a wider corruption scandal that swept through brazil's political establishment with lawmakers from almost all of the country's political parties facing arrest and investigation. lula remains brazil's most popular politician loved especially by those who benefited from the social programs he launched and that lifted thirty million brazilians out of poverty even if today's ruling bars him from running for president again he's vowed to continue campaigning. but in a sign of how polarized the country has become those who want to see him behind bars are out on the streets in folks who are you know they are fair share their i hate the workers' party i hate lula i hate the current president all of them have to go to prison they can't keep robbing the people you are bad yes we're now. it's
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against this ten spectrum that security outside the court issuing today's ruling has been tightened with lula supporters planning further protests throughout the day police have cordoned off the four surrounding city blocks. in recent months the so-called islamic states terrorist group has lost control over most of the territory once held in syria and in iraq now as defeat looms the families of young people who left home for i if their tree are wondering what has become of them hundreds of them went from the russian republic of chechnya in the second of three reports from there. has visits a family of three young woman who took her children to join her husband fighting for i.a.s. in syria. and
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in grozny a typical tighten up people know each other and help each other too despite the high fences there is one thing the neighbors don't discuss of though the missing children. is one of those who has kept her silence for a long time for years but now she's breaking her silence to talk to us about. celina her beloved daughter hasn't been a happy erin's house for four years. her husband who went to syria to fight with the so-called islamic state. he took celina together with their three children i know he will never come back because he was killed last march. since adventurous as she hasn't heard from her daughter salinas one of hundreds of chechens who have
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left their homeland since of the beginning of the syrian war to join us. the women mostly from their husbands as is customary for chechen women to do. official figures of the number of chechens fighting for the terrorist militia at this. seven hundred almost all are listed as missing some of the mothers gave us these photos desperate and hoping to get some sign of life from their children. back at pretty much house her son and so on and granted don't look at photos of celina we want to know if answer would allow himself to be recruited by terrorists and would go to syria as his sister did. you know i will not get recruited. after all i have my own mind and i do not listen to the others. isn't giving up
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hope of seeing her daughter again she even shows us children's things she has bought for her three grandchildren who are in syria now and then she shows us that they speak to her. i took the picture myself in syria. when we accompany her again on a trip from moscow to chechnya she reveals that she did once manage to see her daughter in the last forty years. middlemen in turkey helped her to establish contact with selena in december twenty fourth. it took her several weeks of traveling to reach of members in northern syria she says that the journey was fraught with uncertainty and she didn't know if she would ever arrive. islamic state members allowed her to stay with her daughter for four days she wanted to take her back to chechnya but no wasn't allowed to leave internet her children are
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. now together with other mothers she has found that a support group it already has of eight hundred members. of the mother awful slan who took a daughter to syria is also a member of the group. my daughter was always obedient she really trusted her husband and he ordered her to go with him to syria. are also to blame for your daughter's disappearance. no i swear because to be honest it all happened according to the higher will the will of allah what must be must be that's what i think. as we hear again and again while filming in chechnya strong religious beliefs are one of the reasons why young people are being recruited by as the mother of missing children keep coming back to the airport in
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grozny in the hope that their loved ones one day return a little the middle east i'm here very often for them for the. middle east i'm hardly at home why should i be at home when you know i have to look for my daughter or. know that russia has declared to military victory over this so-called islamic state dozens of chechens are being transported back from syria and iraq every few weeks that gives. you hope that she too my told her daughter her arms again. if she is still alive. that special report i. have more news for you at the top of the hour that's in about thirty minutes from now on the phone with a senior. lawyer
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