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i really did bad thing. would i be able to forgive somebody like me a convicted war criminal seeks out the survivors of a prison camp to apologize for the crimes of his past i just can't get him a better ashore in. the arm for given a witness documentary on al-jazeera my old mask. is nothing but. this is zero. zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero m. citizen this is the news out live from london coming up we have nothing to hide mr
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president but i do fear that russia might have something to fear the diplomatic crisis deepens over last month's poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter. a german court allows catalonians former president callus priest a man out on bail until it decides on extraditing him to sprain meanwhile brazil's widely popular acts president lula is told him must go behind bars over a corruption conviction. boys moneymaker is put under the spotlight after human rights campaigners say the tobacco industry is rife with abuse. and i'm tatiana franchise in doha with the day's sport including gulf as the fast a major event of the year is well underway i'll have all the latest from all coughed up later this hour.
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we begin at the u.n. security council where the war of words between russia and the u.k. has escalated with the. with russia warning britain not to play with fire over last month's nerve agent attack russia denies british claims that it is responsible for the poisoning of former russian spy service cripple and his daughter in salzburg a call for the u.n. sessions saying britain had legitimate questions to answer as mother doesn't know good good good good good i don't even know what to say it's some sort of theater of the absurd can you come up with a better fake story we all know what the worth of british intelligence is based on the experience with tony blair we have told our u.k. colleagues that you're playing with fire and you'll be sorry when james base is live for us at the united nations days we did hear some verbal jousting between the british and the russian ambassadors but did all of that chat get any closer to knowing what really happened know and they've got very very different views of what
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happened on the fourth of march and who was responsible for what happened on the fourth of march a completely different version of events outlined by the russian ambassador some very long interventions he spoke one point well over half an hour and he actually came back and asked to speak again and right to reply at the end of the meeting where for a bit in a rut very strange moment in the security council he read a quote from alice in wonderland in english to the security council it has been that sort of day the british ambassador has been sticking to what she says of the facts and she also referred to what the security council was talking about earlier this week which is chemical weapons in syria when she made her speech. i won't take any lectures on morality or on our responsibilities under section two national conventions for my country this is this council debated yesterday has done so much
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to block the proper investigation of the use of chemical weapons in syria we have nothing to hide mr president but i do fear that russia might have something to fear so no further forward to finding out the truth so what happens next well there are investigations under way as the investigation by the u.k. or thora she is the u.k. police the metropolitan police are leading that investigation into the chemical weapons attack and there is also the investigation by the international body the o.p.c. w. based in the hague that's the international body that is there to try and counter the use of chemical weapons and stop chemical weapons being used they are investigating samples to both those inquiries i think a likely to be very detailed and very lengthy i have to say though even when those two investigations finally come to an end and we get some idea of their conclusions
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and find out whether there's any evidence where there's any proof i think it's highly likely at that stage that russia might reject the findings of those two investigations and just lastly james on the other people that spoke the other member states i know you were talking earlier about i wonder which way their member states like china are going to go whether any surprises oh did everybody think it into the sort of same lines that we thought they were going to. pretty much as you'd expect clearly the u.k. was very strongly and most strongly backed by its other western allies particularly the united states other countries. a little bit more guarded in their comments not so supportive of the u.k. perhaps china which has always been the security council recent years has been a pretty strong ally of russia just stressed the need for the international community to work together on this issue anything says to his base speaking to us
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from the united nations well let's cross to washington d.c. i'm mark simone koski he's a nonresident senior fellow at the eurasia center at the atlanta council thanks very much for joining us on al-jazeera first of all the the very debate that we've just had in the un sick security council what was the point do you think and indeed was that report because it doesn't feel like even with all of the mudslinging and the will they arguing that we've got any further forward really what happened you know point or not this is russia's ability to put itself and its argument however skewed on the world stage as a permanent member of the un security council they have a right to call the session they feel that there is a gap between what the u.k. has said publicly and what some of you care fishel is have also claimed so they're going to take advantage to continue to lie an obvious kate and i and see if they can push around other countries that have supported the u.k. position because of their power as
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a permanent member of the un security council did you have any sympathy for them saying that they had asked a lot of questions and nobody had asked answer them from the u k. no because you know of course russia is being held responsible for the for this attack it's done this before in two thousand and fourteen it also called for a joint investigation in what went on in terms of the shoot down of a ukrainian airliner of an airliner over ukraine it's not russia's role to investigate an attack that it can be likely conducted i think the u.k. government has done a procedure to call for an independent investigation and that's what's going on but because again this is politics at the highest level russia is going to use international forums to try to push around those that are opposed to its view and we can expect more of this in the future what do you think of the way that russia seized on the british foreign secretary of boris johnson making rather overstating the case as to the evidence that the u.k. has at the moment obviously they're looking to the watchdog the chemical weapons
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watchdog to do the real investigation here but do you think that in a way is a shame because it gave some ammunition to the russians to attack karen pierce the . the u.n. and with. you know the the russians are very adept at using small little pieces of information to try to draw fissures in and among the unity of the transatlantic space they also of course are going to use any potential slip ups of foreign officials some which like mr johnson have had issues with public remarks in the past to shed light on questioning this investigation but again the u.k. presented pretty significant evidence to a range of international allies and partners which of course had to back its position the united states france and germany in particular obviously saw intelligence that was strong enough to push out a significant number of russian diplomats and of course the u.k. is ready to investigate its position and defend it because they've sent the
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evidence to the appropriate commission to review it so you know despite these slip ups the u.k. is ready for this but they have to be steely in their resolve because the russians are going to continue to push on all levers to try to discredit this investigation indeed and with the c.w. the body that is investigating the samples russia has already said that it wants somebody to examine these samples that's independent of the u.k. independent of the nato countries and what about the rest of the member states do you think they will be satisfied that what he's done with these samples is being done transparently and properly. yeah i think though p c w is the appropriate venue i think what russia is claiming that it has a right to have a joint investigation all to million or mind the credibility of the investigation because russia's been accused the attack in the u.k. also has showcase that you know in the past the russians have tried to involve themselves in investigations like the attack over ukraine not as a way to find
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a conclusion of find a culprit but as a way to slow down the investigations cause confusion and also undermine them and this is all part of russia's very tried and tested maneuver in responding to these types of attacks where they're partly to we're likely to blame for them very grateful to get your thoughts on this mark so makowski thanks very much for joining us thanks for having me of course in germany has that they form a council on leader colace pushed him on camera released on bail while awaiting a decision on his extradition to spain wished him on has been held at this prison in newman for just over a week after he was arrested soon after crossing the border from denmark he's facing charges of rebellion over the catalan regions campaign for independence dominic cain has more from berlin. this decision by the german court means that mr bush will soon be able to walk free from the prison annoyance to that he's been
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held in for more than a week now since being picked up by german law enforcement agencies on the twenty fifth of march he has to post a bail of seventy five thousand euros and he can't leave germany while the case is still active the point to make here is that this ruling states that the charge of sedition or rebellion is one that is not recognized in german law and therefore has been thrown out by the german courts but the other charge that was proffered against mr push for more namely if in beslan meant of the funds that we used public funds that were used to allow what the spanish government considers an unconstitutional referendum to be held all that this court ruling in germany suggests well that is grounds those are grounds for him potentially to be extradited but they say they need more information the question now will be what mr push them or does next he will emerge can emerge from the prison the earliest on friday then the question is what will he do next the deadline under the european
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arrest warrant scheme for his case to reach combination is in late may the question will be what he does next brazil's top court has ruled that former president there is enough fionnuala to silver must serve start serving it's well the a prison sentence for taking bribes lula had asked to stay out of prison until he exhausted all possible appeals well it's an american and it's a see and human joins me live from brasilia i understand this is a moving story lisieux what's the latest. yes absolutely this is breaking news the judge joe model who had originally presided over a. corruption trial has just mandated that has to present himself within the next twenty four hours that is by six pm friday local time to the prison in state of the city and could be diva or presumably they will go after
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him by force now this means that the judge has jumped the gun to try to avoid what had been publicly announced as the next strategy for keeping him out of prison he is armed with a hundred and fifty lawyers who are going to begin bombarding the courts including the supreme court with injunction requests and a series of other legal options to keep basically kicking the ball forward so that he could gain days weeks months or even more perhaps before having to go to prison but judge moore has apparently obviously got wind of this and has now issued this statement or this order we'll have to see now if there's any other legal mechanism that the ex president lula da silva legal team can come up with to try to prevent him from having to go to prison within as i say the next twenty four hours because he is the most popular presidential candidate for the coming elections in october how is he going to impact on that contest if he isn't actually out of it.
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where if he is in prison is going to be very difficult obviously for him to run i spoke to a senator who is from working party said that is a leader that he will continue to be a political force whether he's behind bars or not in fact he likened him to nelson mandela but in truth this really gives an advantage to the one who would now become the next most popular runner up on the on the ticket and that is actually a far right wing candidate a former military officer who. schoener expressed publicly his admiration for former chilean dictator. and whose supporters in fact are admirers of the military when they were in charge of brazil for decades before the return to democracy so we are seeing the political spectrum shifting from one side to the other in brazil very very quickly although as i like to point out it's still six months to go before that election and anything can happen south and no see you just
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mentioning the minutes of anderson the head of the army has slightly waded into all of the situation what has he been saying. well he did right before the supreme court vote and that's why many people believe that that helped to sway the vote against lula he came out and said that he that he would basically did not support that he rejected repudiated was the word he repudiated impunity in other words saying that if we were to get off the army perhaps could act that was certainly the insinuation and so yes there is pressure this is unprecedented the army is supposed to stay completely out of politics so we're hearing a lot of very subtle but still saber rattling on the military and here many things to see any human life for us and brasilia well let's get more on this with terror who is the director of the wilson center institute underneath me now live from washington d.c. thanks very much for coming on to. talk about this we are all looking to the
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president and the chances that he is actually going to be behind bars do you think there is still a chance he won't be. it depends on what happens tomorrow in the days after i would not jump to the conclusion that he has been asked by sir the judge to report to start serving his term in jail i think there are some still some appeals to go i would not be surprised if sergio moral decides on some sort of alternative sentencing given the fact is a former president and national symbol but i would slightly disagree with lucy it lucy newman in the for what she said that the balance of things shifts from the left to the right i believe that they'll come of this since president lula will most likely almost certainly not be able to run for presidency in this round
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which is probably his the last chance. i think. the power award the dynamics will shift more towards the center it will de polarize the political game because we are in the game there is less of a need of both model well described by the extreme right wing or former military that has reached twenty percent in the polls i think that seems to be his or maximum i think the. decision by the supreme court opens up the roster of candidates and probably someone like the governor or. me or the former chief justice of brazil's a working bar was for a black man to be nominated by lula to be in the supreme court they
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could benefit from this if trucking but it was if he does run for presidency i cut this corruption scandal i claim more scout saw there are other people within the political fraternity that may well be nervous and they may be next. all of them starting with president tamar a lots of ministers of his cabinet there are members of other parties this is a corporate situation there are members off the conservative party's former allies with president lula that are in jail it's not fair to say that you know the judiciary is going off and forgetting the rest not there have been almost two hundred businesses that could civs in brazil of companies that operate that under the protection of the coalition led by the workers' party that committed crimes
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they confessed to those crimes so it's very simplistic to say that this is simply a political persecution it's not perfect it is obviously it has had flaws. in brazil are under stress certainly general of the laws of war was made the statement by tweet or by facebook that he could have saved he should not have made it's not his role to make political pronouncements but there is no you know no risk i believe. of a military intervention not nothing of the sort this will be a stressful time but as lucy had mentioned we are six months away from each presidential election in brazil six months in brazilian politics is not one but two eternity's. your thoughts on this palace of terror thanks very much for joining.
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coming up on the news hour from london the lebanese american businessman who could have new information about russian interference in the u.s. presidential election why ongoing violence on the gaza israel border is putting the israeli army's engagement rules in the spotlight and in sports liverpool are called to answer for their found spirit hevia after manchester city's bus comes under attack. now in the us a lebanese american businessman appears to be playing an increasingly important role in the so-called russia probe george nader has close ties to the united arab emirates and is to facto ruler the crown prince of abu dhabi according to a new york times report special counsel robert is also questioning nader and others
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about his previously undisclosed ties to russia john hendren has the story from washington. in the probe into russian meddling in the u.s. election george nader appears to be the witness who keeps on giving the lebanese american business man's ties to the united arab emirates are well known but according to a new york times report nader also has previously undisclosed ties to russia meeting with russian oligarchs and negotiating an ill fated arms deal between russia and iraq in two thousand and twelve and i think that we will continue to get a wealth of information from mr nader and i think not only russia but it seems as though mr nader has almost a worldwide network of people at very high levels that he puts together to collaborate in various and sundry schemes that are supposed to be under the radar screen if you will for special counsel robert mueller who's investigating possible collusion between russia and the campaign of donald trump that makes nader
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a potential goldmine he could conceivably give information on alleged money funneling from the u.a.e. to trump's campaign and its allies and on russia's efforts to to the u.s. election toward trump at american airports f.b.i. agents at mulder's command have detained high profile foreign visitors in cloak and dagger encounters among them an australian entrepreneur with ties to the united arab emirates detained in new york and a russian oligarch detained in washington his electronic devices were seized by miller's agents then there is the question of whether nader himself was involved in funneling money to protrude campaigns it's illegal for foreign entities to and individuals to give money to. campaigns but of course they could use cutouts they could use americans to forward the money miller has given nader it least partial immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony is miller examines the trump campaign's times to the persian gulf and russia that moves suggests the
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special counsel is confident nature can help him tie those two strands of the probe together john hendren al-jazeera washington. u.s. president donald trump has accused central americans of being rapists in an echo of his campaign rhetoric and has vowed to send thousands of troops to the border and this speech in west virginia he said women and a caravan of migrants who had been trying to reach the u.s. border had been quote raped at levels nobody has ever seen before the group of migrants mostly from honduras changed their destination to mexico city after mexican authorities intervened let's go to john homan who's in the mexican port city of vera cruz so what is going on here with this kind of statement john well first of all the migrant courier now is actually white winding down we were
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with it for most of the day and a lot of people are now peeling off from that caravan to make their own route through mexico either to seek refuge here or to try and get to the u.s. border president trump's been tweeting about a lot in the last few days and today he came out with quite an outlandish and unsubstantiated statement you hear now my opening remarks the trump tower when i opened everybody said all he was so tough and i use the word rape and yesterday it came out were this journey coming up women are raped at levels that nobody has ever seen before. so i've been on as we were speaking about been with these people in the caravan for the last couple of days president trump there appearing to tie in some way with the caravan its progress through mexico you're probably seeing on your screen now the last lady i talked to on the caravan. though she left her native country honduras
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because she was raped twice and then gangs there after doing that said that they wanted to take a five year old daughter away she fear the same thing would happen i think there's a lot of talk always when president trunk comes out with these sorts of comments about him playing to his base by i think our audience we need to remember that these are real people that we're talking about now men women and children a lot of them on this caravan that are in the caravan because they feel like there have been or will position so in any way tying this to rape is quite a is quite a serious thing indeed john we are just saying that when you were just talking about with her daughter what has been the reaction in mexico to these kind of comments. well i think it's been an ongoing thing after the trump comment which is that he then said that he was wanting to send more members of the national guard to the us mexico border and that
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has drawn a reaction actually just a few minutes ago president pena nieto of mexico talked about that deployment through the border something that's made mexicans very angry we're just about to come up to an election here in the candidates are also talking about it in tweeting about there's a real sense of damage national pride it's been the case since president trump began to tweet and criticize mexico in many ways it's you go into power now the mets can president said and i'm paraphrasing here president trump if you've got problems with your congress or your internal politics with your laws take it up with them not with us the mexicans he also quoted who he said was a great u.s. president john f. kennedy saying we'll never negotiate out of fear but we'll never negotiate out of fear but let us never fear to negotiate again paraphrasing so he's taking again nothing concrete they said but a more combative stance towards president trump i think the mets compiled like for
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some time now have been demanding that there's certainly no love lost on this side of the border possibly going down through latin america for the american president many thanks for that update john heilemann there speaking to us live from vera cruz . the ministry of health in garces says one palestinian has been killed by israeli soldiers near the border and another has died of injuries resulting from friday's violence at that brings the total number of palestinians killed by israeli forces in the border unrest to twenty since friday and the stephanie decker reports from west jerusalem the violence has put the israeli army's rules of engagement under scrutiny. these are unprecedented scenes along gaza's border with israel it's the biggest protest since a tiny strip was sealed off after hamas took power over ten years ago israeli army has been widely criticized for using excessive force charge it rejects the olders were strict i mean nobody should cross. the fence but
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i think there was restraint there high offices were on the ground all the time so it wasn't just the women of the if of a private you know the un and the e.u. have condemned israel's excessive use of force eighteen people were killed over eight hundred injured by life fire according to palestinian officials israel says it only targeted those trying to breach the border fence and it claims members of groups it deems terrorist organizations infiltrated the protests but cumin rights organizations say the evidence shows otherwise what we've seen is a great number of people standing at a distance from the fence inside the gaza strip and force live ammunition was used against them in such circumstances the use of lethal force is the last course of action only in circumstances when there's a risk for
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a life he's really human rights group that said and says live ammunition is being used as a crowd control measure i invite everyone you know just watch the footage and that's yourself is this reasonable that the israeli army. which you know backed by a policy but a prime minister down to use such force in such fashion and with such results the army claims it did use restraint last friday and says it will respond more forcefully to anyone trying to breach the separation fence again we're told the rules of engagement are not likely to change as you know there's a strong support for the military and also for the government at this point. outside pressure can play a role but it's not strong. enough israel is used to engaging in conflict with armed factions in gaza and its missile defense system the iron dome intercepting rocket fire but not a single rocket has been fired out of the strip since this protest began israel is
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now dealing with the consequences of a decades old policy of blockading gaza where two million people are squeezed into a tiny strip of land palestinians say they're desperate for freedom military force may not be able to silence them stephanie decker al-jazeera west jerusalem we have much more to come here on the news hour including teachers in the u.s. state of oklahoma rally for better pay and funding as lawmakers convene a special session to discuss the crisis while the words bad boy sound mccowan is sentenced to five years in jail for poaching an antelope and in sport the caribbean athlete say we had to overcome a different type of hurdle just to make it to the commonwealth can't.
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and i springboard to spread pretty rapidly across all of europe now there's a bit of a talk back of cold weather coming through scandinavia here with this could have clouds where i think for a time we get a snow coming down to the middle of sweden the baltic states was talkin back down to about five most places it's been pretty warm and just not take the not back when it starts to rain for example who crosses down to time two seventeen this is come friday we're still feeding more water through iberia from africa to give twenty in paris again that's not back to about seventy as it starts to rain on saturday but who's going to complain the picture is very much a spring like with a lot of sunshine to come for this coming weekend given that most of the action is up in constantly europe there's not much going on the measuring is that the circulation here which means it's cooler in eastern libya they were western side of egypt but warming cairo and obviously the cloud for a time shows itself in morocco and algeria another key to get a bit cooler again
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a possibility of showers for the sas in algeria as well but the real rain is to the south of that throughout tropical after recent some pretty big downpours in tanzania more recently d.r. congo and uganda and the green tops here show the heaviest showers. china's big brother is always watching at home and abroad. one on one east investigates how far china will go to control its citizens. on on his. april on al-jazeera from the stories beyond the headlines phone lines examines the u.s. his role in the world's fifty years since the death of martin luther king we examine the impact of his assassination and the state of race relations in the u.s. today the award winning show earthrise returns for another season with stories
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about solutions to some of the greatest manmade environmental problems as the first meeting since the brands that vote is set to take place in the u.k. we examine how relevant the commonwealth is today between corporate and public interests up to the last drop unveils the longstanding rule for water in europe a probe on al-jazeera. welcome back remind all of the top stories here and russia has warned the u.k. against playing with fire after it accuse moscow of poisoning a former russian agent and his daughter on british soil russia convened
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a un security council meeting to dispute britain's claims a court in germany has ruled that the former catalan leader colace pushed him on camera released on bail while awaiting a decision on his extradition to spain pushed him on is facing charges of rebellion in the catalan regions campaign for independence and a brazilian judge has issued an arrest warrant for the former president who is in asio lula da silva the supreme court has ruled that lula must stop serving a twelve year prison sentence for taking bribes. to criticize the deployment of french troops just across the border in northern syria a monday the kurds revealed a party of sixty french soldiers has arrived demand beach one hundred kilometers east of the turkish stronghold affray and started patrols in the surrounding region france is refusing to comment but turkey's e.u. minister has warned they don't want the french training kurdish armed groups who he
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describes as terrorists. or go. if the soldiers are training p. why do you and why p.g. foresees will perceive this is giving support to a terror group. what's important here is that the french don't repeat the same mistakes the americans have made him on be with the same rhetoric and approach it from says looking for a partner or an ally very to be turkey the p y d n y p g can't be friends with partners or the wise what's the point of being nato allies. a gunman has shot dead for academics at a university in western turkey the attacker who was detained afghan mission he trying to flee the scene was a research i was among girls a university he killed his fellow staff members allegedly because he believed they were supporters of the exiled cleric ayatollah girland who had the turkish government laying for the failed coup of twenty sixteen. six men have been killed in georgia in a coal mining accident three more were injured when the roof of the mine collapsed
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the economic development minister said the accident was caused by a pressure pump ten workers have died at the mine in different accidents since twenty eleven libya has been without a stable government since the fall of moammar gadhafi and twenty eleven but a new public consultation initiative backed by the un hopes to reconcile the polarized factions and eventually bring about democratic elections mahmoud has more from misrata. this libyan national conference was first suggested by the united nations alongside other river mation as steps including amending the libyan political agreement endorsing the newly drafted constitution and conducting parliamentary and presidential elections in libya at this conference which is by the center for humanitarian dialogue is a kind of wide range talks and consultations among all categories of libyan society
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including former rebels are those who supported in a gaijin little thirty four have to have tears opponents islamists liberals minorities and even those who supported the former regime of them on monday get their feet and by the end of these consultations and meetings which are supposed to be held in civil or libyan cities from april until july by the end of the meetings the center for human turkey and a dialogue a supposed together all these consultations and talks and come out with a new project to be submitted to the united nations by the united nations special envoy to libya. well the head of a misrata alderney council says tribalism must be eradicated to achieve stability and libya to iraq. there are several obstacles the railing the reconciliation the stakeholders in this meeting should refrain from factionalism
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and tribalism everyone should understand that their tribe faction and party is part of libya not just their own cities the wreck everyone is acting in their own interests and the u.n. or some oil should be fair in dealing with the libyan crisis. sierra leone's new president julius mar the beer house called on his rival to drop the legal challenge to his election when he says ruling party candidate summer kamar as expertise and experience could instead be used to make sierra leone a better place beer was formally sworn in late on wednesday nights after narraway winning sunday's runoff with just under fifty two percent of the vote after the address has more from the capital freetown. here are the party headquarters in freetown the mood is celebrate through they've been doing this since last night when mother bill was declared winner of the presidential run of a subsequently sworn in by the chief justice of setting the on now the mood and color across most of sort of your own is the color of the now ruling party but if
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you will is coming into office at a time when his party is minorities and minority infallible the ruling a.p.c. the former ruling party is in control of parliament with the majority it looks like might it be a we'll have to work with opposition figures in parliament to get most of these bills passed some people say this is good for democracy good for the development of democracy instead of the own people i want you to see some of the be all let me get the watches and conveys the parliamentary members to come to his side when he wants to put some bills regarding the elephants and said in here and now we don't own this mood right now is a fight that the candidate of the a.p.c. but lost in the presidential runoff is going to court to challenge the religious leader of the election results claiming that the vote was rigged and there were some of the registers in the balloting as early as the time to look like sooner
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noonan's will have to wait a little bit later to be sure the more the bill is the next president is that you press. is a major moneymaker in zimbabwe but what can the families bring human rights abuses and serious health risks that's according to records released by human rights watch which highlights the plight of child labor as. the has more from harare. tobacco is the second biggest export earner last year the country produced and sold almost two hundred million kilograms worth nearly six hundred million dollars that's a third of zimbabwe's g.d.p. most of it ends up in china south africa and belgium but human rights watch says child labor and other human rights abuses on farms is tarnishing the country's tobacco industry many of the children all of the children and many of the adults that we interviewed reported symptoms consistent with acute nicotine poisoning. headaches dizziness. children shouldn't be doing work handling tobacco because it's
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so hazardous and this applies both to hired work and to work in family farming. the report from human rights watch says some farm workers are also overworked and underpaid a label for survey done in twenty fourteen by a statistical agency said about three hundred thousand children were engaged in some form of child labor the main driver. when you look at. having more poor people in the rural areas and. parents and children are forced to work to. basics like food and health and education. the labor ministry like other government sectors doesn't have enough resources and people to inspect each and every farm. that is dedicated. to what is currently happening. by those who kiss is that really
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important. in. return money to to go to school after decades of government mismanagement and alleged corruption zimbabwe has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world but continuing cash prizes crippled zimbabwe's economy jobs are hard to come by and those in world worry if they complain about health and working conditions they'll be fired. most farmers here are beneficiaries of the government's a land redistribution program where land was seized from white commercial farmers and given to blacks nearly twenty years ago growing even more tobacco is a priority for zimbabwe's government one way a plan to get out of debt and improve the economy human rights workers doubt conditions on tobacco farms are going to change. legislators and the us state of oklahoma holding a special session on friday protesting school teachers continue to demand more funding for public education hundreds of teachers parents and students are marching
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in the state capital for a fourth straight day. classroom spending oklahoma's governor signed legislation last week that granted fifteen to eighteen percent salary increases for the state's teachers but the teachers say more funding is needed she has joined one of the demonstrations. i don't reach sixty six in oklahoma with teachers who are making the trek the seventy seven kilometer trek from tulsa oklahoma to oklahoma city the state capital there to join the other striking teachers thousands of them have been gathering in oklahoma city every day this week trying to get legislators to listen to them they say the days of corporate tax cuts particularly for oil and gas corporations in this state should be over especially because schools in the state are crumbling and they're taking as their model the teachers of west virginia they went on strike in february and they managed to get across the poor pay raise for
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public sector workers of five percent teachers in this state also in turkey and in arizona all republican states have taken and others talk about industrial action in these reliably trump supporting states. u.s. president omar chamma says he has no knowledge of an alleged payment made to an adult film star to keep quiet about a sexual encounter she says took place twelve years ago stormy daniels says she was paid one hundred thirty thousand dollars in twenty six day by chance lawyer michael cohen to sign a non-disclosure agreement cohen says he paid the money out of his own pockets but also said he is no idea how his lawyer obtained such a large sum one of hollywood's biggest stars has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing red deer indian antelope someone kong was accused of shooting the protected animals in a nature reserve almost twenty years ago. was surrounded by
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heavily armed police is here arrived to court in the city of job poor not the kind of entrance the bollywood stars used to the fifty two year old actor had denied shooting dead the d.a. with a northwestern state of rogers stand while filming a movie in the region in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight but the judge disagreed. tradition magistrate dave cut three hunts on one can guilty under section one five one of the wildlife protection act and sentenced him to five years in prison and fined him ten thousand rupees several other stars also accused in the case were acquitted. this is the type of endangered black buck da comes being found guilty of killing juror in the hunt this isn't comes first brush with the law in two thousand and fifteen he was acquitted in a drink driving hit and run case in the city of mumbai in which a homeless man was killed four others injured the regional governments challenge the acquittal the courts of india have forgiven him many times in the past people
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didn't think that intensity or the sentence would be so much if you saw the statement that his lawyer released they said we were not expecting such a harsh sentence the award winning actor has appeared in more than one hundred films and has a huge fan base around the world can will now appeal the verdict and could still walk free but the career of the so-called bad boy of bollywood might struggle to recover parker al-jazeera.
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from. thank you very much the year's first goals major the masters is take off our top guster with the performance of fourteen time major champion tiger woods a hot topic of interest after a recent run of good form however on thursday woods was not at his best at the course where he's a four time former champion he carded a one over the past seventy three in the first round to leave him adrift of the leaders tiger's round included three birdies but tiger will be happier than defending champion sergio garcia who is even further away from the top of the
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leaderboard the twenty seventeen champion's round started well an off with a second hole but he was up and down before arriving at the fifty nightmare performance of the spaniard card a thirteen yes you heard that correctly to compare team shots to complete the hole after his ball landed in the water an incredible five times he's not at the bottom of the leaderboard though of up places reserved for english amateur hari ls. europe's football or thora t. away from his open disciplinary proceedings against liverpool after the club's fans attacked mantissa city's team bus thousands of supporters lined the streets the city turned up for the champions league quarter final first leg a field hair other scenes and the view from inside the team bus some pounds three bottles smashing windows and city weren't able to use the bus for the return journey liveable apologize for the damage but will face a you a fair hearing at the end of may after the champions league final. the italian referees association received a parcel of bullets as protests continue over the use of video assistant referees
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known as v a r this comes in the wake of huge fan protests against the use of the system which was introduced in the italians that it league of this season the police are investigating the incident. result of only. can you imagine there are now or messy or any of the players end up in the court after a week for having made a mistake or presumed error i believe this is one of the very serious things that are happening how can you send our referees to rb today when they know that for an error which could happen they could suffer these consequences australian cricketer david warner won't apparel his twelve month ban for ball tampering has joined former captain steve smith and batsman cameron bancroft in accepting the punishment from australia's cricket board on twitter he said he's truly sorry for his actions and would do everything he can to be a better person teammate and role model. major league baseball player otani of
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living up to his hype for the los angeles angels the japanese star had to second time around in two days of the aim to beat the cleveland indians three to the tiny majors home debut on tuesday after joining the m.l. b. fight in december will make a first home pitching start against oakland on sunday. now wasn't the best of starts to the commonwealth games on day one on australia's gold coast the world champion hurdler sally pearson the thirty one year old who has been the event's poster child as she grew up near the athletic stadium has to withdraw after suffering a flare up of a long term killings probably not to be able to go out onto the track and and run for a stray there it's gut wrenching it's it's heartbreaking and it's very unfortunate that i can't get out there i would love i went out there last night into the opening ceremony and heard the roar first day of the year and not being able to
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feel that for myself in my individual events is very disappointing meanwhile it was a great opening day of the games for the tiny island of bermuda they won their first gold medal as the two time world champion flora duffy won the women's triathlon. it's also the first female that's what a medal for bermuda commonwealth games so that's really special and i think the coolest part is that member meat is a tiny place we have seven athletes here but at this moment i think we're leading the medal tally because this is the first medals so that's actually really go on probably the body the funniest and most special moment in the games and the host nations men cycled their way to gold medal and world record four thousand meters team pursuit the howard you can i brian alex porter and sam wells had finished in a time of three minutes forty nine point nine there are four seconds for that new world record. as surely as women swimmers swam their way to a wild record in the four by one hundred meter freestyle relay from say campbell
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cape campbell shana jack and emma mccann helping themselves with the gold medal. for some athletes just getting to the commonwealth games a victory in its self especially those from caribbean islands recently ravaged by hurricane andrew thomas explains. at the commonwealth games current master will race the four hundred metres hurdles but in the lead up to the games he and other caribbean athletes have faced other hurdles away from the sports track master filmed this video himself it shows some of the destruction caused by two hurricanes which hit his country the british virgin islands last year among those killed was mcmasters coach at the games masters wearing a respond in his memory it was his dream near his dream making it up step by step to get up to get it was how this was but he would be with me every step of the even if i win or lose he would be. masters new coach says it's been tough for the team
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to carry on as a father of soccer field and be. anything happens you know he would do he was. so with him going to. be very just took a little dip but we're hoping it will bounce back up again parekh humans and maria hit most of the caribbean countries which have athletes competing at the commonwealth games across the island sports facilities were badly damaged car and mcmaster is one of many who since the hurricanes has had to move to the united states to train the stadium lights came down. is that you know there right now is something the tree in a muddy area because if it remains. flooded with more mass to say that winning a medal is not his priority at the commonwealth games he simply wants to make his traumatised country proud andrew thomas al-jazeera on australia's gold coast
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australian surfing iconic fanning has fallen at the final hurdle in his last event before retiring the three time world champion had been aiming for a fifth title of bell's beach but there were to be no fairytale farewell as the thirty six year old was beaten by brazilian italo farah in the final. well as one to finish year up a bell just for the felt calmer and just. yeah it was. special with the crowd and then you know there's friends here and yeah. and then i meant to be on the phone with the law and and just see how much it meant to him you know i sort of very very feel better. and that is all the sport for now is not about to see you in london thanks tatiana now the philippine president rodriguez is closing down the term assignment of baraka for six months after describing it as a cesspool the island will not be closed from april the twenty six car is home to
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hundreds of tourism related businesses on the shutdown could displace seventeen thousand workers last year more than two million tourists visited baraka officials have said the island's drainage system is being used to send the treated sewage into its surrounding waters the government says cleaning up the environment is needed to prevent further deterioration tomorrow and even has more from manila. well it just may be a small island but boruc revenues make up twenty percent of the total tourism industry of the country at least fifteen thousand workers are affected by this decision there is still no clarity whether they will receive financial assistance in the six months that the island will be closed there is also no assurance that there will still be a job or a business to return to six months from now though several environmentalists though praise the character's actions they say with they want right now is to make sure
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that the issue of sustainability is at the forefront of the discussion when it comes to environmental concerns of course tourism to it puts into question just how other islands are fairing other islands that are dependent on tourism for the people's livelihood islands like allowances for example all across the country now still the president and his government is the widely criticized not just for the closure of the island but for the position to open a multimillion dollar casino on the island according to several experts they see that would actually not mean sustainability first a multimillion dollar gambling casino has no place in a small island like boruc i so are many question though that in the intention of the president whether the his government is acting drastically and they would like to know what is really the long term plan of the government will not just when it comes to rehabilitation of these islands but also when it comes to the economic situation especially of
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a tourism industry that supports millions of filipinos. then timo on our website just click on al-jazeera dot com for more news current a fast sports and comment of that from a suits had some for the news out but i'll be back in a moment with more of the day's news that go. fishing there champion of one thousand nine hundred two teams to lose their chickens as much as the other air defense threat to the throne and arsenal fans growth process and one dream dashed by sectarian politics but that stopped being
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