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outside the building. then gunmen stormed the facility and turned it into a bloodbath. >> two attackers dressed as doctors got to the fourth floor. three of us were standing right there next to the door. two of my friends were killed but i managed to escape through the window. >> the assailants entrenched themselves on the upper floors of the hospital while afghan special forces were flown onto the roof. it took several hours before the attackers were finally shot dead. long after the taliban denied involvement, the islamic state group claimed responsibility. >> in all religions, a hospital regarded -- is regarded as a sacred site. is the same as
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attacking the whole of afghanistan. >> escalating violence has put afghan security forces on high alert. last week, the taliban killed dozens of people in a series of .ttacks >> turkey's foreign minister has canceled a political rally reportedly because the owner of the site has withdrawn permission for it to be used. the large turkish populations in the netherlands and germany are being targeted by ankara ahead of the referendum on expanding the president's powers. several cities have planned supportive marches. >> islamophobia is at the heart of a breakdown in relations between turkey and germany. that is the accusation of the turkish foreign minister after meeting his german counterpart on wednesday morning. the meeting had been billed as an attempt to calm relations between berlin and and kara, which hit a new low this week
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after the turkish president accused germany of nazi -- relations between berlin and ankara. see islamophobia extension it. very dangerousa trend. >> the german foreign minister strauch a more placating tone, saying the nato allies had no choice but to keep talking. >> despite the differences on both sides, there is no alternative to dialogue. that is the only way we can return step-by-step to a normal and friendly relationship between germany and turkey. >> these -- the inflammatory statements followed a decision by several to cancel rallies in
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support of an upcoming referendum in turkey on sharply increasing the president's powers. anger in germany at the reference to the darkest period in its history has further soured an already tense relationship with berlin expressing alarm at a sweeping crackdown in turkey since a failed coup last summer. dozens of journalists have been n tries tos erdoga silence critics of his rule. taiwan has called on north korea to stop its nuclear and missile activities, but in return, they want the united states and south korea to stop joint military maneuvers in the region. the u.s. said it was building a missile defense system in south korea.
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>> addressing fears over looming crisis, china makes an unprecedented call for a deal oul, pyongyang, and washington. >> as a first step, north korea should suspend missile and , and the u.s. and south korea should also suspend large-scale military drills. >> we want to bring all sides to the negotiating table. our goal is to achieve .enuclearization >> the announcement comes two days after north korea test launched for ballistic missiles on monday, breaking international sanctions. in response, the u.s. began rolling out a missile defense system in south korea. washington insists it is defensive and not meant to be a threat to beijing, but china,
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north korea's only ally, says it represents an encroachment of u.s. military power. >> the deployment of the very controversial system is the biggest problem affecting china-south korean relations at the moment. it's common knowledge that the monitoring and early warning videos reach far beyond the korean peninsula and undermine china's strategic security. >> china has vowed to take all the necessary steps to protect u.s. andarning the south korea they should be prepared to bear the consequences. >> in syria, at least two people were killed and dozens injured after the bombing on the outskirts of the capital, damascus, less than 24 hours into a russian-led cease-fire in the area.
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>> there was supposed to be a cease-fire here, but less than 24 hours after it began, the truce was over. on thiss dropped bombs rebel held area in the outskirts of damascus, killing several people. some of thees hit last towns and damascus still held by opponents of the syrian president, bashar al-assad. years of brutal besiege meant by the government has forced me majority of civilians to agree to relocate. recently, many of them bust thousands of miles away to islamist controlled cities in the north of the country, but it is a source of frustration to the government that these final towns have not fallen to its forces. assad's allies say wednesday's
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resumption of bombing directly targeted former al qaeda affiliates in the town. in recent weeks, the regime has been escalating its bombing campaign in these areas, trying to force rebel leaders to accept evacuation deal. sixhey do, after nearly years of fighting, the regime will control almost all of damascus province again. has your smartphone or tv been spying on you? wikileaks published nearly 8000 pages of internal cia documents which talk about hacking techniques used between 2013 and 2016, and it shows that the intelligence agency can hack all manner of devices. tech companies are now under pressure to six flaws that leave people open to security breaches.
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>> and a broader context, it does raise legitimate questions about timing and allegiances. donald trump, as we know, has been extremely vehement in his criticism of u.s. intelligence agencies, especially the cia. far as likening them to the nazi regime at one point. he has been really railing against the agencies at the same time he himself has been the subject at the center of multiple probes into his alleged possible connections between him and his senior associates during the election and russia. also, it comes just days after aboutw infamous tweet blaming barack obama, his predecessor -- this is unprecedented, really -- for ordering wiretapping of his offices. this does not come and what you might call an anodyne context. some people say the skeptics, aske already inclined to skeptical questions say this could in a weird way help play
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.nto donald trump's narrative at a time where he himself is being targeted by probes involving intelligence agencies, remember the cia, nsa, and fbi in january agreed that russia interfered in the election, possibly to help tippet in donald trump us favor. at a time that is happening, you have this stump which really embarrasses the cia, makes it look really bad. a lot of people could say that underpins what he calls the false flag narrative, blaming the russians for something that could just be his own u.s. intelligence agencies spying on him, turning against him, trying to make him look bad, so there is a studious silence right now out of the white house. he praised wikileaks during the campaign, saying he loved it when they were talking on hillary clinton cause emails. more recently, he has been saying leakers should be punished, and today, we are not
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hearing that much. there is a press conference coming up shortly, however. >> there have been more reports of anti-semitism in the united states with jewish schools, community centers, and places of worship receiving death threats. rights groups and politicians are calling on the trump administration to do more to protect american institutions. >> a day of lockdowns and evacuations. new bomb threats made against jewish centers across the u.s. demanding senators action from the government. threats were phoned in or emailed to jewish community centers in new york. in new york where two jewish institutions were evacuated and scoured by police, the mayor
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warned of an uptick in hate crimes. >> this is a moment in time, a moment in history where forces of hate have then unleashed, and it is exceedingly unsettling to people who are the victims of that hate, who had that hate directed against them. jenny worry nine, officials have been investigating more than 120 threats reported in most u.s. states. president donald trump has been criticized by rights groups for not moving quickly enough and tackling the issue but did mention it last week in his address to congress. : recent threats targeting jewish centers and vandalism of jewish cemeteries remind us that while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all of its very ugly forms.
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>> trump has previously faced criticism for statements he released on holocaust remembrance day which failed to mention the jewish people. >> we have a special report from senegal on this international women's day. the group has set up legal assistance for those who cannot afford to hire their own lawyers. >> the center is a lifeline for women with nowhere else to go. this one is based in a town located some 70 kilometers from the capital, centers like these aim to give free legal advice to women without the means to pay for themselves. >> i came here to learn. that way when i get back home to my village, i will know how to defend the women in my neighborhoods.
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>> some of the women here are victims of rape. others have suffered domestic violence at the hands of men. what all had in common is that they cannot afford professional .dvice from a lawyer >> we have noticed an increase in violence. we also know that most people getting tackled in legal affairs. that's why we have assistance to help them out. >> the ngo also helps women protect their rights in family disputes such as divorce cases and husbands who refuse to provide for the family. victims of domestic violence is its most pressing concern. according to a study carried out by a canadian university, more than 50% of married women in senegalese households claim to have suffered abuse.
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>> rape has systematically been used as a weapon in war, and it was only recently that it was recognized as a war crime. for more, i'm joined by the president and founder of the organization we are not weapons of war. you began your work in this area during theans 1990's. tell us a bit about some of the cases he worked on. i am a war crime lawyer, actually. realizeds in bosnia, i there were massive rapes, and it was not a priority. that was not something we were talking about, and i have then really surprised by that. i've conducted the first trial in bosnia that recognized rape as a war crime, and that was 15 years after it happened. but forot only moving
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the victims, it was very important, nab last how much we do not talk about that. it is always seen as a secondary thing, while it is a very crucial thing and a very massive crime and we need to talk about it. >> why do you think that is? is it cultural? that perhaps the women do not want to come forward and potentially bring shame on themselves and their families? do they think they will not be taken seriously? >> honestly, it is a very difficult question. i have no answer. look at france. it ise talk about rape, difficult. i think it brings shame because people do not want to hear about that. this is exactly where we need to work. we need to talk about that, and we should be able to talk about rape the same way we talk about robbery or murder. ,hen it comes to rate -- rape
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there's always this moment. i don't know. i have no answer to that. of a games a bit changer with a ruling of the international criminal court, the first to rule that rape was a war crime. >> yes, a very promising decision at the international criminal courts. it's very important that rape was recognized, but it has also recognized from the former yugoslavia. sentenced not because he raped people but because he ordered rapes. sexual violence in conflict is not only about who does it, who commits it, but most of the time, it is planned, organized, ordered, and this is what we need to tackle in this area, and
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this is what is difficult. for the international criminal court, it is very important and also very important for the victims. rate -- rape is, if you like, the only war crime that people survive. they have to go on living with it. a multifactorial because there is the issue of representing people before a court, but also how you help people to get back with their lives, and that is extremely difficult. most of the time, we ask victims to -- they go through that, which is a huge trauma. it's very difficult to describe it. i mean, people are destroyed. most of the time we ask them to
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file a complaint to the police, see a doctor. is listen tod do victims. they go through that, they have to live with that. they have no choice. they should feel free to talk about it. they should feel free also not to talk about it. most of them do not want to talk about it. they just want to get back to their lives. , weway we provide support need also to accept that and urge them to get back to their lives, and that takes a long time. why it is a weapon. you do not kill people, you destroy their lives and not just their lives but the lives of their family, their community. .hat is why it is so efficient
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we need definitely to talk about that. >> thank you very much indeed for talking to us. time to bring you some business news now. talk us through the british budget today. the chancellor says the economy post brexit will not be as bad as everyone says it will be. >> it will actually be better than even he expected. he raised his forecast for growth this year. gdp expected to slow down slightly. budget for 2017 outlines spending for infrastructure on schools as well as lower borrowing than previously planned. budget is expected to provide a strong and stable platform for the coming election. >> as we prepare for our future outside the eu, we cannot rest
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on our past achievements. we must focus relentlessly on keeping britain at the cutting edge of the global economy. the deficit is down, but debt is still too high. employment is up, but productivity remains stubbornly low. a seniorr, i asked u.k. economist what he makes of the outlook. >> the economy will slow a little this year but not too much. but those were strong headed into the vote. and much more worried about the long-term consequences than i and the short term consequences. >> these unprecedented changes as they begin to lead the european union -- do you think this is a sensible to test sensible spending plan by the government? >> i would prefer to see more capital spending.
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what the u.k. needs now is a raise of investment to try to boost productivity to offset that negative exit effect. unfortunately, we did not see that today. it would have been welcome. you think the government has scaled back its plans do you think? >> over five years, borrowing sincet changed that much november. brexit still looks set to cost the u.k. $100 billion. what i worry is that government is drawing a very fine line between gradually reducing the deficit, but it constrains itself in fixing the key problems. shock, theto have a government is not well-placed to deal with that. we would cede that sore. closing slightly down after
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those spending plans were outlined. oil prices are down about 3%, which is weighing on energy stocks. you have the february unemployment report, which will be released by friday. private payroll firms saw a sharp increase. samsung is on the spot following the most recent data dump by wikileaks. documents suggest the cia can use malware to take control of samsung smarttv's, using internal microphones to spy on owners. police wednesday said protecting consumer privacy is a top priority at samsung. the japanese telecom giant preparing to sell an $8 billion designer. u.k.
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the video will put a quarter of britain's largest tech companies in the hands of saudi-backed investment funds. adidas has announced record profit for 2016, topping one billion euros for the first time. annual profit up 60% with double-digit growth in most markets. shares rose over 9% in wednesday trading. as international women's day is weked across the globe, looked at more than five dozen companies across 36 countries and found one quarter of senior corporate roles are now filled by women, an increase of just 1% from last year. some countries are more difficult than others to break into like morocco, where women make up only a quarter of the total workforce. >> it was a love for designing
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jewelry that moved her to quit her job as a civil servant four years ago and launch her own business. she quickly discovered that to stay afloat, she would need more than just creative flair. start youryou project because you are passionate about it and like designing jewelry, at the end of the day, the project should keep moving forward and be economically viable. an extra boost from the moroccan association of business women helped this business boomed. they give female entrepreneurs the chance to receive marketing and business training for 18 months free of charge. >> the idea is to help them improve the way they run their businesses and products and to
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create added value. >> the government is one of the association's key funders, contribute in around 850,000 euros a year, in line with its 2013 the quality plan. however, critics say government initiatives are not moving faster -- fast enough. women make up just a quarter of the labor force in the country and many earned less than minimum wage. meanwhile, parity is still a .ong way off in parliament >> there still room for improvement in morocco and the rest of the world. >> thanks very much. we are taking a short break.
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03/08/17 03/08/17 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] amy: from pacifica, this is democracy now! on n march h 8ing because i believeve women should be free to make the decisions regarding narrow bodies. >> i am striking for equal pay and equal opportunity. >> because it is about time we start valuing women's labor. amy: a day without women. to mark international women's day, thousands of women are going on a one-day strike here in the united states and dozens of countries across the globe. we will get the latest, then we speak to playwright eve ensler


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