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this is zero. hello i'm maryanne demasi this is the news hour live from london coming up oppose castro era begins but cuba's new president vows to continue the socialist revolution. trombones he'll walk away if talks with kim jong il and fruitful but south korea says the north is committed to denuclearization. one hundred twenty thousand people staged demonstrations against president reforms in france and queen elizabeth appeals to the commonwealth to appoint her son as the next leader but will they back her. i'm joining in doha with the day's sports news including the turkish cup semifinal between two of the country's biggest teams is abundant after the sheets as coach was hit in the head by an object thrown by found about che funds.
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cuba's new president has vowed to continue the socialist revolution as the nation turns the page on nearly six decades of castro rule miguel diaz canal has been sworn in by m.p.'s and how vanna to raul castro stepped down having completed ten years as president of canal is the first cuban leader born after fidel castro's nine hundred fifty nine revolution and also the first not to a fortunate. him on the globe the way he loves the people's mandate given to this legislature is to ensure the continuity of the cuban revolution in a crucial and historic moment marked by advances in the development of our economic and social model perfecting and strengthening our work in all aspects of the life of the nation. that america had a silly scene human joins us now from havana so continuity or change what sort
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of president is expected to be. hello mary and look first of all i think it's very very important to keep in mind that while the castro era seems to be ending it's really not over yet and that was made very very clear both by the escamilla and raul castro at the national assembly today rone castro will stay on not only as the leader of the all powerful communist party but he will actually be overseeing all the major decisions that are still made and that was something that was hammered in over and over again and i will castro says he will not be leaving politics for at least another three years after the next communist party congress and so this candidate is going to be called governing in those tents with raul castro he is of a younger generation he is the loyal communist party cater loyal to the party loyal
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to the revolution and of course loyal to raul castro just exactly how what kind of style he is going to do to use what will mark his presidency is still unknown that's what most people are waiting to see right so how have cubans that you've been speaking to reacted to the new man in charge. i would say that people are reacting to this very calmly without too much excitement. it's a kind of a way didn't see attitude lot of people weren't even watching the speeches on television it was a normal day people went to work a lot of people who weren't at work didn't bother to stay at home to watch on television satisfied to wait for the nightly news cast i would say mariam because they think they know that it is going to be at least in the in the short term a system of continuity with the communist party that guidelines still very much marking the pace of what the as colonel can do and in fact he will not be naming
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his cabinet until july so we don't know yet who is going to accompany him how many new faces even we're going to see mary i'm all right for now thank you very much lucy and human our latin america and it's a following this story for us from havana so helen yeah see is a lecturer in economic and social history at the university of glasgow and joins us live now via skype thank you very much for speaking to us and so then just picking up on some of the points that our correspondent you see i was making there from havana how difficult is it going to be for diaz canel to consolidate his power when his predecessor raul castro continues to oversee the major decisions. i think it's important to point out that cuba doesn't actually have a sort of presidential system not united the president of cuba is not elected directly by the population and he is actually the president of the council of
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states which is elected true the national assembly the equivalent of a parliament so formally least the leadership in cuba is more collective the power that the president of the council of st cuba has is even less as an individual then the prime minister votes or. so of decisions they can make and the other point to point out is that at me again to yes come out we'll be taking over the program of the economic and social reforms that's under way in cuba and have a speed implemented since two thousand and eleven and so saying he is job is to continue to oversee that process so what then will his biggest challenge be what does he need to deliver to the cuban people. yeah but i think the biggest challenge is today's economic there's many angles one of the most urgent needs is the
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need to unify the two currencies that operate alongside each other in cuba and a cuban national press and a combustible that is and major challenges an extraordinarily complex task a problem to try and solve how they will be able to unify the current seats while at the same time and doing so without being at the detriment of anyone who has told a cuban who best of us in their deposits so raising the standard of living for all cubans not allowing the inequality to grow more than they had. the introduction of the private sector and obviously the product remittances and there's been a broken in upon it so trying to raise people up at the bottom of the efficiency in state enterprises cut back timothy inviting more foreign investment those who will challenge to us which he will face but they're not new challenges he's
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inheriting bent round. thanks very much for putting it all into perspective for us appreciate your analysis from helen he joined us that and well now to our other top story this hour the south korean president lungi in says the north has expressed its commitment to complete denuclearization comes as u.s. president on electronic ones he'll walk away from planned talks with north korea's leader if and not fruitful the meeting is expected to take place next month or early in june cia director and secretary of state nominee might held a secret meeting with kim jong un in pyongyang earlier this month as positive an effort to lay the groundwork for talks trump says he hopes they'll be a success but adds that he is willing to call them off if not will the south korean president says his north korean counterpart kim jong un won't demand the withdrawal of u.s. soldiers as a precondition for denuclearize ation america's military presence in south korea has been a major sticking point to negotiations with pyongyang it's hoped the talks between
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the korean leaders will smooth the way for trump summit with kim a diplomatic editor james bass is inside north korea with the latest. there's clearly plenty for both sides to continue to discuss one of the things they must work out is the venue for this historic summit where are they going to meet could it be here in pyongyang and some diplomats i've spoken to say that might be giving too much to the north korean side for a u.s. president to actually step foot in this country could it be in that the militarized zone where that intra korean summit is taking place in one week's time could it perhaps be in china in beijing again diplomats saying that that would effectively give china a seat at the table something the u.s. may not like there are other countries neutral countries that are offering to be a venue for the talks we have norway we have sweden one in the region that's been
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mentioned is the capital of mongolia battle then you get what they might get out of a first summit most observers hope that there would be after a big meeting a process an ongoing process to deal with all the details but both sides would probably want something out of a meeting of this level and certainly the u.s. will be concerned about the three u.s. citizens of korean descent who are being held prisoner here in north korea president trump has already mentioned them and the fact that he's working to get their release well a phone hotline between north and south korea will be set up on friday second jan and president lungi in can plan a meeting next week lynn says they missed an official end to the korean war three years of fighting ended with an armistice in one hundred eighty three but there was never a formal peace agreement kathy novak has more from seoul. south korean president is continuing preparations for his summit with north korean leader kim jong un next
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friday he has been speaking with executives of local media outlets at the presidential blue house it's part of a series of meetings designed to canvass the views of south korean community leaders and he told the group that the intercalary and summit must set the scene for a successful summit between the united states and north korea and that it must pave the way for denuclearization of the korean peninsula but many analysts have pointed out that historically north korea has taken a different view of what denuclearization might mean when compared to the interpretation in the united states or in south korea north korea for example might want it to can include the complete removal of u.s. troops from the korean peninsula but president moon has said he does not believe there is a difference in the definition he told the group that north korea has expressed a willingness to completely denuclearize and he said that it has not proposed any conditions that the u.s. would find it difficult to accept but he did seem to play down any hopes of major
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concrete agreements being reached at the summit next week instead seeming to suggest it may be the first step in a bigger process. so frank genesee is the president and c.e.o. of the mansfield foundation which promotes cooperation between asian nations and the u.s. he joins us live now from washington it's very easy he makes for a good headline to say that the north is completely in favor of full scale denuclearization but then the question is whether there are different definitions of denuclearization and whether now we're going to see a misunderstanding of the arguments over semantics in the coming days and weeks. i think there are no real differences on the semantics but where you are exactly correct is that north korea's pledge to completely denuclearize a pledge which i believe kim jong un will deliver to president trump when they sit down together has always been contingent upon what they call the end of the u.s.
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hostile policy the war needs to end there needs to be diplomatic normalization and peace there needs to be removal of sanctions and many other steps taken in order for the north koreans to feel comfortable with abandoning their nuclear weapons do you think there is a clear understanding of that in washington or should i say specifically by president trump well in washington for certain i'm less certain about president trump's grasp of all of the complexities of this very longstanding seventy year problem but when president trump sits down with kim jong il and i think he will there they're searching for an agreement in principle the president of the united states will pledge and and to the hostilities on the peninsula and his very presence at the summit meeting will signal what kind of a u.s. acceptance of the legitimacy of kim jong un as well as the legitimacy of his
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government and in return i think the president will extract that promise that of course north korea would prefer to live on a peninsula without nuclear weapons but the devil will be in the details and the process will be long difficult and fraught with risk and do you think that i mean just just picking up on the point you're making about president do you think that his administration and those within it have the stamina to go the distance on this and really hearing a lot of positive rhetoric but as you say this could be quite a long protracted process. i think they have the stamina i question whether they have the cohesion trump administration has already been split asunder at times by north korea secretary towson was out in front searching for engagement and diplomacy at a time when the president and his national security team were really pushing for
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maximum pressure and those same kinds of tensions are sure to surface in the months or even years ahead of difficult diplomatic slaw where i think that the process holds hope is that if the two leaders meet shake hands and reframe the question on the peninsula from one of outright hostility to one of trying to work together toward the common objective of peace in denuclearization there may be a little bit more patience on the u.s. side and where do you see bolton's position in all of this you know obviously there are concerns or at least there is no when it said what could happen around the iran nuclear deal as we head towards the may twelfth deadline of course this crucial meeting as well coming up next month or in early june what role might he play. well i know most mr bolton very well i worked at the state department thirty
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years ago and he is a very difficult guy to work with and he is going to be trump's pit bull will point to john bolton as the person who has no patience for diplomacy as the person who would prefer a military solution even to this problem and i think he will use john bolton very effectively in that way as a bad cop while the president gets to play the good cop are i don't think that john bolton is the person who really should be sitting down to negotiate the the nitty gritty of any deal because his expectations are going to be way out of step with reality of what the north koreans are ever prepared to provide thank you very much appreciate your thoughts and perspective on this french and you see president and c.e.o. of the mountfield foundation their experience. with the news hour live from london much more still to tell you about.
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anger on the streets of senegal's capital dhaka hundreds of hundreds protest against possible changes to electoral rules german police investigate an apparent. rise the jews of being increasingly targeted. and no course a final. continues to struggle on his return from injury. joe have the details. now hundreds of rebels who were holed up in an area near syria's capital of agree to lay down their arms in an evacuation deal negotiated by russia members of a rebel group known as the army of islam have already started leaving to marry but to the north opposition fighters still holding out despite government asked strikes santa harder ports from lebanon. they surrendered without
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a fight rebels and to mayor have agreed to leave accepting an offer from the syrian and russian military for safe passage to rebel areas in northern syria hundreds of fighters are to be evacuated along with a few thousand of their family members they didn't want to repeat of the pro-government alliances military assault against what was once the rebel enclave of eastern quarter but. after the brutal regime displays that people often used to it now wants to do the same here sold to prevent further destruction we accept the surrender this will save the lives of civilians. as part of the deal the rebels handed over there medium sized and heavy weapons the town in the region northeast of damascus has been under siege for years more than one hundred thousand people live there half of them internally displaced the deal avoided a military offensive. the army and its allies are now giving the rebel factions
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that control the other towns in the enclave twenty four hours to surrender or face a stepped up bombing campaign the pro-government alliance has been using the threat of military action to force their opponents to lay down their weapons without a fight it has given i so forty eight hours to leave the districts the armed group controls in southern to ask us or face an all out military offensive those districts are under siege and the army has sent reinforcements to the front lines. and in the past seventy two hours and after months of a relative lull in the fighting the opposition controlled northern countryside of homs was heavily bombarded. they started a military assault on northern homs and neighboring southern hama to pressure the negotiating committee that represents the opposition to surrender these areas are supposed to be deescalation zones agreed to nest on a we're looking for a solution that doesn't involve the military option. the opposition is in talks
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with the russian military a cease fire is now in place until negotiations resume on sunday the pro-government alliance wants the enclave returned to stay tool the opposition however is hoping for a long term ceasefire agreement. the people in the northern countryside of homes don't want their town to be destroyed we don't want war we want peace and we don't want to be displaced that is what we want but if the regime and the russians launch a military assault rebel commanders have said they will fight back. rebels are increasingly under pressure their territories are under siege the syrian government and its allies are in a strong position and are clearly pushing ahead with a military solution to crush the rebellion that occurred there beirut. meanwhile rusher is saying chlorine containers from germany have been found in duma where a suspected chemical attack took place twelve days ago. the attack led to missile
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strikes on syrian government targets by the u.s. france and britain syria and its back a russia deny using chemical weapons russia has accused the u.k. of staging the attack u.n. inspectors are still trying to gain access to the site the u.s. is saying it has evidence syria and russia trying to delay that happening. we have credible information that indicates that russian officials are working with the syrian regime to deny and to delay these inspectors from gaining access to duma we believe it is an effort to conduct their own staged investigations russian officials have worked with the syrian regime we believe to sanitize the locations of those suspected attacks and remove incriminating evidence of chemical weapons use. iraq has launched as strikes against eisel targets in syria prime minister bodies office says iraqi fighter jets carried out a deadly raid against i still in the border area syria and iraq
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e forces have driven eisel from nearly all of its previous territory iraq has stepped up its campaign to clear remaining i still held areas this week well now to france where the interior ministry is saying almost one hundred twenty thousand people have attended rallies across the country against president emanuel macron this is the latest in a series of demonstrations by public sector workers and students against not planned reforms from paris natasha butler reports. there was some clashes between protesters and police but overall the march in paris was peaceful public sector workers and students were united in anger against the government's plans to reform public services and universities they say the changes would reduce their rights if you lose your rear peril struggle at micron or fight for our beliefs we may not win but we won't surrender and it's a very big issue in all of it we support the royal workers and the social movements this chair much injustice we have to mobilize people against the president's
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reforms it was a similar picture in some other cities across france including math say and we are the government wants to overhaul the national rail company or s.n.c.f. which is deep in debt and scrap some stuff benefits rail workers say that's unfair that the benefits of compensation for unsociable hours and low pay for the government needs to stop treating us like fools by saying that they are open to dialogue each time the president or a minister speaks they say we're ready to talk about everything but we won't change our minds our concept of dialogue the french president says that these reforms are necessary to reduce high unemployment cut debt and create opportunities but he must convince the french public of his agenda which is why over the past few days he has been on something of a charm offensive my calls given to read television interviews and on wednesday in eastern france he spoke to protesting grell workers. i respect people and i've
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always respected the rail workers i've never insulted the rail workers we need this reform distance if needs it some analysts say the protests are macros biggest political test since being elected media a year ago in america cannot back down on his reforms because if it backs down in front of the strikers from the railway company it's over for him he cannot reform or anything else until the end of his members. since opinion polls suggest the tide is turning in mark cross favor with more people supporting the reforms than the strikes but that's unlikely to deter trade union leaders rail workers a promising rolling strikes for several months and few people here intend to give up their fight in time some of the. al-jazeera powers. riot police in chile have used pepper spray and water cannon to disperse protesters who are demanding an end to profiteering in the education system and follows
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a controversial judicial ruling last month chile's constitutional court struck down an earlier decision that would have banned universities from operating for profit is the first mass student rally under the new government of president sebastian pinera. out queen elizabeth has appealed to commonwealth heads of state to appoint her son prince charles as the next leader of the block it comes as the u.k. house more than fifty commonwealth leaders in a bit to strengthen trade ties as the country prepares to leave the european union on a b phillips has more from the summit in london. the british can still do pub and circumstance at the opening of the commonwealth summit its leader who is now also the world's oldest head of state made an unusually personal plea it is my sincere wish that the commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity for future generations and we'll decide one day the prince of wales should carry on the important work started by my father in one thousand nine
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hundred forty nine by continuing to treasure and reinvigorate our satiation under tip it is. i believe we will secure a safer more prosperous and sustainable world those who follow us. there's nothing in the rule book that says prince charles should be the next head of the commonwealth but it's likely to be confirmed on friday although it leaves it open to the accusation that it is no more than a shadow of the british empire. but while the commonwealth is often derided as having no purpose there was a coffee of passionate protest outside the range of course is testament to the organizations geographical spread. you want to justice but the commonest kind of b.s. and women solution what we are demanding specifically is their right to give in to leave. without being killed by did any government that have the freedom not the
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other freedom to latch on to work on problems that just said i am not going from uganda so we are our jury determined to go to the manager focus on bangladesh. this store democracy and human rights and politician one country that does consider the commonwealth increasingly important is britain itself since the brics in many british politicians have talked of the need to reconnect with the former colonies on the economic benefits that could follow in reality britain's economic ties with the european union are far larger than it could be many years before britain can sign bilateral trade deals with countries like india or australia. in the meantime the prime minister said this meeting will address climate change and cyber security for a contemporary challenges for the organization that will always face the accusation that it's losing relevance it's part of the phillips al-jazeera over house in
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central london. still ahead this hour already overwhelmed with the wounded hospitals in gaza prepare for more casualties from fighting with israeli forces. colombia in ecuador joined forces in the hunt for an almond group that's carrying out kidnappings along the border. and make each is own ahead of a sunday's london marathon channel tell you why organizes a why read about the run is coming for. the loss of warm weather across western parts of here last week clear skies absolutely fabulous weather continuing here for the next few days at least high pressure and charging that south to not so as temperatures that winds coming from a southerly direction always a warm direction and we are looking at temperatures again getting up to around
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twenty six degrees celsius not quite as warmest but still warm enough to raise an eyebrow or two we are going to see the warmth continuing as we go on into saturday fine and dry clear skies but in phonics i once again touch color in london for sunday for the the london marathon runners will be pleased to know but we are still looking at some fairly high temperatures into the low twenty's into low twenty's to across northern parts of africa again jane reach or i might catch one of two show i was into were bad algeria sent me still seeing a little bit of wet weather just up towards the far north east of the country the showers cities away warms up it brightens up quite nicely as we make our way through the weekend still far to dry over towards the northern parts of egypt twenty nine degrees celsius and that dry weather that continues right across as high as one would expect the usual showers they extend all the way from the ethiopian halas right into the gulf of guinea across much of west africa.
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every dude is being animal it's being great and it's being measured to support intelligence agencies are. to do things in secret that are a little small or politically embarrassing all of the colleagues that i knew chose to retire from the n.s.a. we could not stand by and see all the work that they had done being used for mass surveillance digital dissidents at this time on al-jazeera one of the really special things about working for al-jazeera is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much empathy and contribution to a story a feel we cover this region better than anyone else would be what it is you know it's that it turns out in the book to be good because you have a lot of people that are deployed their own political issues. the people who believe that tell the real story i'll just mend it used to do the work
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individualism we don't feel included work. across the globe. come back and update to the top stories this hour cuba's president may get a deal has come out has vowed to continue the socialist revolution as the nation moves on from nearly six decades of castro rule u.s. president warns he'll walk away of talks with north korea's kim jong il and on fruitful but south korea says the north has expressed a commitment to complete denuclearization. fighters in the rebel held town of temerity of syria's capital damascus handing over that weapons under an evacuation . syrian state media is accusing health workers of providing aid to rebel
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groups but doctors say they're only helping injured civilians in areas where hospitals are regularly bombed by the government as i have been. on the turkey syria border. as the buses full of people forced from their homes left parts of east and after five years of siege and bombings government forces and allied militia moved in through assad government t.v. crews rushed to show how the enclave was run by rebel fighters they call terrorists the relentless bombardment force people in the ground into basements such as this one job or frequent attacks on hospitals meant even feet when it was being provided below ground level in the ration says only fighters were allowed in and civilians were prohibited ferrety supporting health institutions like this denied those claims all of them are awful but. what according to syrian media every organization helping the besieged population of almost four hundred thousand people was supporting terrorists but doctors say they're also demands that they treat people
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who need medical assistance irrespective of political or ideological affiliations the government says there was no medicine shortage in d.c. to medics in the boxes of medical supplies brandished in regime propaganda are misleading this situation. was extremely dramatic. the needs were absolutely unique he was in and seeing the situation demi because police that we were supporting him now they were clearly showing me as we've asked the concern of not having enough medical supplies. the influx of tens of thousands to live in aleppo is making things difficult for an already stretched health infrastructure doctors at one hospital in collateral medics a five thousand people dropped off on the first day of the evacuation most of the injured were hit by bombings and some had gunshot wounds to be treated in the hospitals only operation theatre in addition to the hundreds of cases the trauma
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and injuries they had to deal with pregnant women giving birth in cases of malnutrition it is dire it is definitely acute and once the arrival of the displaced becomes more of a stable to do ation still the health system mix. the sting in the northwest are completely made the government is not enough you don't have a specialist you don't have every in every health facility enough medical supplies back and medical workers are calling on un agencies to use the proximity to the capital damascus to rebuild and support the devastated health infrastructure now that the bombs are not falling there is the media attention on the health needs citing previous examples of neglect in aleppo and homs aid workers are warning of a looming health crisis for the tens of thousands of people left behind in feast and water when the whole population is viewed with suspicion of supporting the opposition some of the. at the turkey syria border. senegal's opposition is accusing the government to trying to subvert democracy of
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a proposed changes to electoral rules it says candidates could be blocked from running in next year's presidential election anger spilled over into the streets where protesters fought with security forces nicolas akhil ports are. more than just words are being changed inside synagogues parliament was i the fight is over electoral reforms to the country's constitution the opposition is accusing president like you sell of tweaking the constitution ahead of the presidential elections deliberate political rivals any candidate wanted to run a political campaign will have to have sixty seven thousand signatures for the support of one percent of the electorate with three hundred political parties in senegal this new law would reduce the number of candidates for the upcoming presidential campaign the opposition says the proposal are a blow to democracy. reforms on the constitution should not favor anyone
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nor should it discriminate against anyone changes should be made in the interest of the general public but these reforms seek to eliminate political rivals the government says the reforms are needed to simplify the election process and reduce state costs and subsidies allocated for campaigns and. i'm fighting for this law because it's just a question of common sense it will make our democracy more efficient and serve the people better. as the debate rage on inside the parliament anger spreads to the streets shops and schools are closed the city center is in lockdown. i'm disappointed i thought we were past this and that we were more mature democracy we should allow people to express themselves freely without the use of force. and head of the vote the government is banning demonstrations in the city center police are out in full force firing tear gas several key figures from the opposition into . society have been arrested it's a very reasonable freedom of speech and the sense that people are not able to get
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voices heard peaceful protests is the right it's not a privilege it's not something that's you know you you can have one day and be withdrawn the other and be fair to be are heard there is a blanket ban it is a violation of the right to peaceful assembly. and the last two years the popular mayor of deckard khalifa saw an opposition figure karim waters were both sent to prison accused of embezzling state funds both denied the charges saying the sentences were politically motivated to eliminate them from the presidential race for the opposition this latest piece of legislation is another after provocation for the ruling party it's much needed change with the presidential elections just ten months away both sides say at stake is senegal's democracy considered one of the most stable in africa at least for now nicholas hawke al-jazeera the car. a palestinian cyclist from gaza has been forced to abandon his dream of representing his country at the asian games after his leg was shattered by an
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israeli bullet twenty one year old ali is one of several palestinians who had to be amputated after being shot by israeli forces palestinian authorities say the israeli government refused to be sent to the west bank to receive treatment he was among thousands of people who have been rallying for weeks to mount palestinians expulsion from their ancestral lands. well hospitals already lack supplies to treat the wounded in more when engine are expected when protesters demonstrate again at the gaza israeli border on friday but it's myth that the shifa hospital. gaza's hospitals are full of young men with injuries where the bones have been shattered by israeli bullets and this is how many as twenty four years old and he was injured two weeks ago and across the other side of the room is nasser also twenty four with the same injury in one of the problems the hospital houses it's running out of these metal rods this operators that they have to put on the leg to try and keep the bone in place while it heals and at the other end of the room is
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seventeen year old mahmoud he was injured three weeks ago this poor guy's in is not in a lot of pain and with me in dhaka is dr takes it all tunnel one of the major surgeons dr first of all have you got enough equipment to treat these sort of injuries and those of us with the law and of course we have waited for tons of him the six here to suit shot four of us could have surgery and a patient like a mahmoud what are the chances for him what sorts of what might happen with him who were injured in the appropriate artery v.m. a native. of the mustn't the left of the born sinner fix it or mom would know we had four amputation above me if this vision on their own sphere that was fun or does that maybe is the c.e.o. of the limb are you ready for tomorrow. i don't know. dr thank you very much for talking to us but the hospitals all of them concerned that they haven't got enough
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equipment to give the people the treatment they will need when they come in with those leg injuries. yemen has ordered the arrest of a commander in charge of a refugee camp in the southern port of aden where african migrants raped and tortured the u.n. refugee agency says it's alarmed by the horrific conditions faced by newly arrived refugees in yemen says people fleeing countries like somalia and ethiopia can face violence and sexual abuse some of them are being kidnapped for ransom while others have been forced back into the sea. country troops have been taking part in military drills in saudi arabia despite a major rift between the two gulf nations saudi arabia the u.a.e. egypt and bahrain cut ties with a year ago accusing it of funding terrorism which cats are strongly denies cathal says its armed forces chief of staff attended the closing ceremony of the exercises at the invitation of his saudi counterpart qatar's participation was not announced
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beforehand twenty five other nations also took part. in police are investigating an assault on two young men in which the attacker was heard shouting anti semitic abuse one of the victims was wearing a jewish skullcap is john mccain now reports it's part of a trend of increasing anti-semitic activity in the german capital. it was an unprovoked attack in broad daylight a sustained assault on young men on the streets of the german capital and the reason because one of the victims was wearing a skull cap normally worn by jews in fact he's an israeli palestinian is not jewish but was wearing the keeper as a sort of experiment to see how safe the jews are in germany following the attack the victim described his reaction. i stayed relatively calm but i was terrified and i trembled into now or later all the time it was really upsetting and
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was very stressful because. what happened here is part of a rising tide of anti semitic acts in the german capital in recent years police say that the number of such crimes nearly doubled in the period between twenty thirteen and twenty seventeen while one leading jewish organization says it recorded an increase of nearly sixty percent incidence last year one eminent member of the jewish community in berlin says recent events have shaken people. but i don't see show while you get home to us we feel totally unsafe because we've been asking ourselves where we can allow ourselves to be recognized as jews previously it used to be said that there were some so-called problem areas of the city where as a jew it wasn't safe to wear a skull cap or have a visible star of david but now it seems there's a risk even in the prosperous parts of berlin the government has been quick to react to the news when it's the list wouldn't. talk than the federal
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government will do everything we now have a representative for jewish life in germany because we have very glad that there is jewish life in germany for the fight against. and this is also been done with over and determination this is of course a terrible incident in recent years the jewish community in germany has been growing with some estimates that around ten percent of built their lives in the capital now some fear their flourishing community may once more be under threat dominant came. pearl in. global monetary chiefs are warning that the prospect of trade wars with. us is in the global economy the i.m.f. and while bank of began their spring meetings in washington chaper tansley reports . bankers and finance ministers from the i.m.f. one hundred eighty nine member countries are meeting in washington on the tenth
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anniversary of the global financial crisis the phone's world economic outlook is optimistic about growth over the next couple of years there warns that aging populations lackluster productivity and the possibility of a global trade war will lead to a downturn so countries in our view should work together to resolve disagreements without using exceptional measures the i.m.f. chief economist blamed the impulse for protectionism on the inequality that's been an integra feature off globalization however he insists the trading system is not to blame public optimism about the benefits of economic integration has been eroded over time by longstanding trends of job and wage polarization coupled with persistent subpar growth in median wages. many households have seen little or no benefit from growth. so these trends in your view are more due to technology than to trade however others argue it's precisely the floors decades old economic
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prescriptions of the i.m.f. and world bank would have led to such disillusionment with global competition they tend to force governments to cut spending on health care and pensions for example and education and this is all over the world and they also tend to promote macro economic policies that will slow the economy on the sara lee and they're doing that right now as the world economy is actually growing pretty well now ten years off of the global financial crisis the i.m.f. is warning that once again stock markets and risky assets are overvalued unsustainably and could crush causing devastation for those who never felt the benefits of what was called the recovery it often seems of meeting like this that despite the scholarly discussions about mustering the global economy and ensuring prosperity for all those overseeing the current framework of globalization are doomed to repeat past mistakes she ever times the outer zero washington. no
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criminal charges will be filed of the death of pop star prince a musician was found dead as i'm in minneapolis in two thousand and sixteen efficient cause of death as an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl but she's fifty times stronger than heroin state and federal investigators have been looking into who supplied the powerful appealing to prince they say there's not enough evidence to charge anyone in relation to his death despite the intensive law enforcement investigation there is no reliable evidence showing how prince obtain the counterfeit why couldn't least with that know or who else may have had a role in delivering the counterfeit like it into prince. therefore without probable cause and no identified suspect the carver county attorney's office cannot file any criminal charges involving the death of prince colombian and ecuadorian forces of patrolling the border in the hunt for an armed group that has kidnapped
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two civilians the group which has links to colombia's left wing fox rebels also killed two ecuadorian john lewis and their driver this month charlotte dallas has mall. hunting rebels in the jungle colombia had hopes these days were over. colombian an ecuadorian forces a searching for a rebel known as enemies to make should five hundred fighters loyal to his group a spinoff from the revolutionary armed forces of colombia all fuck. watches seen here refused to get behind the twenty sixteen paste deal with colombia that ended nearly fifty years of fighting the middle rank commander is one of twelve hundred fuck linked rebels still waging war with the government. is really a pretty strange you this is an effort of persistence we may not find kwacha today but it could be tomorrow or next week we're not going to restore stop this offensive. the manhunt began last friday after the group kidnapped civilians the
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government released this proof of life video of the husband and wife on choose day . last month to work with during journalists and their driver waltzer kidnapped the families a pill took watcher for the release unsuccessfully the ecuadorian government says they did the bodies haven't been recovered. we have our own forces and also the colombian armed forces on the other side of the border this generous we disagree and it means the area of quite as influence is being reduced but on a political level the violence has become too much for ecuador the side fuck dissidents like watch oh there's the ellin colombia's last rebel army ecuador has been hosting peace talks to get them to follow or fuck into disarmament after fourteen months of negotiations it hasn't worked elaine rebels continue to stage attacks. because
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i have asked the foreign minister of ecuador to put the brakes on the conversations and put the brakes on our role as guarantor of the peace process well that does not commit to ending terrorist actions on wednesday colombia wristed one of those commanders was sent to. the mission to find his boss on the colombia ecuador border is proving more difficult both governments say they want negotiations and a peace deal but for now it's guns that are doing the talking shelob ls al-jazeera . cooked to death a new warning that australia's great barrier reef will never fully recover from coral bleaching and for one cyclist and an unsuspecting driver. details are coming up with joe small.
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a new report says the great barrier reef a catastrophic die off often marine heat waves killed much of its coral in recent years and researches at australia's james cook university. say it's unlikely to ever recover they say a third of the reef was cooked to death as water temperatures rose one degree above average in two thousand and sixteen and two thousand and seventeen due to a combination of climate change and the n. you know weather cycle although coral reefs make up less than one percent of the earth's marine environment they are home to around twenty five percent of ocean life but coral bleaching has destroyed nurseries for many kinds of young fish
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meaning only the toughest species have survived scientists say they are now fighting to protect the remaining corals by curbing climate change and water pollution but they're warning that if emissions continue as they are the great barrier reef won't survive it's obvious we've got to stop the emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that's clear i mean all the other factors are a little bit. negligible but really in in comparison to global warming and also there are some areas of the great base there are resilience i work in as well and some of those are showing resilience we've got to protect the last remaining best is that can actually be supply other areas the reef with that is a tragedy it is nothing less than environmental drive today and it has to be taken as a priority by a politician's time now for sport with joe. thank you what we start in turkey where the semifinal of the turkish cup between two of the country's biggest
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teams has been abandoned it's terrible rivals bush said about che we're playing in a tense atmosphere with the sheet is already down to ten men when fans through objects out of a sheet just player and hit coach is on the head he was taken to hospital the sheet as players left the pitch with the referees and the game was later abandoned. in the spanish topflight barcelona are just one win away from securing the league title it's after the second placed side in the league to go madrid suffered a surprise three male defeat to real sausage out on thursday atletico trail passed up by twelve points the title race could now be over went past the next play on april the twenty ninth. meanwhile chelsea kept their slim hopes of a top four finish in the english premier league alive with a two one win at burnley antonia conto side now trail fourth place top them by five points only the top four qualify for next season's champions league. football fans
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attending matches at this year's world cup in russia will be able to watch replays of incidents reviewed by video system referees on big screens inside stadiums football's world governing body fee for hope it will make video replay technology more spectator friendly as it's used at a world cup for the very first time this system has been criticized for being confusing for fans trials in domestic competitions this season while the one rafael nadal is now just three wins away from a record extending eleventh title at the monte carlo masters tennis part of it djokovic has come back from injury was halted on thursday helen gleason has more. where better for raf an adult to make his return to the a.t.p. tour than at a tournament he's won our record ten times and where he only lost four matches since his debut in two thousand and three. twenty one year old russian karen catch enough was the spaniards latest victim in
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monte carlo on thursday the da must win this tournament to stay at number one in the rankings and playing in just his second tona meant of twenty eighteen after suffering a hip injury at the australian open he looked like he'd never been away needing just eighty minutes to wrap up a six three six two victory. up next world number seven dominic team who we lost twice on clay last season and it was the they didn't find it to be my. all the energy. highest intensity possible blank aggressive let him play from as a positions he has a big big shots on. shots with incredible power and especially for us you know and i would polish an encore this is going to be so difficult to stop him so i made sure to try to avoid. scene came from a set down again school in the world number one novak djokovic to reach his first
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monte carlo quarter final and despite the defeat there were encouraging signs but it was continuing his comeback from an ongoing elbow injury. i have played some some great tennis in the last couple matches you know still some ups and downs but you know every match here in monte carlo i had had some some periods of brilliance and ten is that i've really enjoyed and i want to play and so that obviously gives me a lot of positive energy for what's coming up. so an early exit for joke of it but in a doll's bed for months the collar crime number eleven on a fifty fourth title on clay continues against team on friday alan grayson is their . former cycling champion lance armstrong has agreed to settle a long running suit brought against him after he admitted taking performance enhancing drugs armstrong who was stripped of all seven of his tour de france
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titles was being sued by his former sponsor the u.s. postal service the u.s. government and fellow cyclist floyd landis they wanted one hundred million dollars in damages after he admitted to cheating in the end armstrong to pay five million to settle the case as if competing in a cycling tour as a professional writer isn't hard enough the leader of stage three at the tour of croatia almost had his competition ended by a careless driver nicholai bruckner was forced to dodge a reversing what fun it must have knocked him off his game though he ended the stage last. organizers of the london marathon urging runners to reconsider dressing up in costume sunday's race is said to be the warmest on record forecasters have the temperature peaking at twenty three degrees and officials are concerned about heat stroke whilst top elite athletes who will set off earlier on sunday and more about setting a new record time daniel one jiri will try to defend his title from a time marathon when
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a. three time olympic track gold medalist can any save the kayla. what motivated me of course. i want to train or i want to train my race you know i. record of court i don't know when and where but. what makes me hungry you know. and that is useful for now back to maryam in london lovely thank you jo that wraps up the news out that i will be back in just a few moments with much more of the day's news i'll see you very shortly.
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the sams in archaeology graduate from iraq is also a part time going to billings pergamon museum which includes a reconstruction of the famous ishtar gate in bubble most of the people he's showing around came to germany as refugees this is just one of several berlin museums taking part in the project called a meeting point and as well as bringing people together one of its aims is to emphasize the contribution of migrants right up to the present day to western culture office in india he had been because i've been here for some time i can help them with lots of things that mrs ford to me the great thing is it's not just about museums about forming a new life it is part of life it's culture rewind returns with a new series it can bring your people back to life i'm sorry i'm brand new updates on the best of al-jazeera documentaries there has been
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a number of reforms put in feis since the prize gram was filmed rewind begins with mohammed at the ten when i was in the liberal i was the both of us and know. like any other student i was very fortunate to be awarded another scholarship rewind on al-jazeera. if you were in beijing looking out the pacific ocean you'd see american warships when mess was done somehow time as aiming to replace america and around the world well the chinese are not that stupid these guys want to dominate a huge chunk of the planet this sounds like a preparation for war our first president george washington said if you want peace prepare for war the coming war on china talked one on a.

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