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for winning the white house unfair game on al jazeera. this is al-jazeera. has them secret lists is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes reports of beatings against activists in sudan as protests gain more momentum. zimbabwe's human rights commission accuses police brutality during anti-government protests the president wants a national dialogue. tension in venezuela some soldiers question the president's legitimacy and call for an uprising. and for you to strike
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a christian or an elbow or sets of plead guilty to tax fraud in a spanish court when al gore will have to pay a fine of more than twenty million dollars. although sources have told edges in a sudanese activists are being arrested and beaten by police more protests are expected in the next few hours with growing anger over the government's crackdown on recent demonstrations sudan's president omar al bashir is expected to arrive in qatar later on tuesday thousands rallied. to the death of a student protester twenty four year old trainee engineer died of his wounds off day he was shot during protests on thursday the opposition says forty seven people have now been killed since demonstrations began last month when the government raised the price of bread. morgan joins us live now from here what more do we
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know about this activist. well has a family spoke to al-jazeera spoke to the family of the activists who was arrested they say be filed a missing persons reports and that some of his friends and fellow activists who were with him on the day of the protests on the seventeenth told the family that he was a national security now they said they've also been in touch with national security who confirmed that yes they do have the activist with them his name is. and he's been missing since the seventeenth of january so national security confirmed to the family that yes they do have him and they've requested that some of his things personal belongings be brought so that he can use them the family also said the people who are with him who were arrested and later released reported that he's been beaten in his head and that he's been beaten on his back and he needs severe medical desperate medical attention now people say they cannot get in touch with him the embassy tried to reach out to him his family and his wife in the u.s. also says she tried to reach out to him and to national security but there is no
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word about where his whereabouts exactly and the condition he's in now let's remember several activists have been arrested since the protests began the government has reported that at least eight hundred people have been arrested most of them activists and people who are participating in the protests more protests planned for today here and presumably more focus as well on the way the government has responded to these protests. well the protests have already started in the university of what any and how to whom students came out to protest against president obama and wishing you the security forces responded using tear gas to try to disperse the students but they're locked in within the university campus and they say they're having a hard time trying to get out because there are security forces stationed outside and they're worried that they too would be arrested just like activists have been arrested over the past few weeks now people are saying that they will continue to protest that they will continue to do it straight until president i'm going to show your step down something he said he's not going to do he's been accusing the protesters of being infiltrated by foreign agents of his term them as traitors but
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he's also said that his security forces the police and the military have nothing to do with the killing of protesters now people who are reporting activists who've been keeping track of the people who have been killed in the protest say at least fifty people have been killed the government is this feeling that figure is saying only twenty six have been killed and that it's not the security forces but there are questions about who is doing the killing in sudan. the home of dr bao because he didn't come to the house in a constant stream of mourners since he was shot during an anti-government protest on thursday his house has also become a meeting place for supporters and sympathizers who are. of my five children he's my only son he never had a problem with anyone but he was always wanting to help those in need. three of our sisters are also doctors they say he was shot by members of the security forces are to makeshift clinic that he set up in the capital. the family showed us a photo of
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a man in civilian clothes pointing a gun to words the house while their brother was treating the wounded. though some saw a video of a shooting nearby on the same time at least two protesters will want to. buy a colleague try to rescue the doctor who was shot. in messi. of the word that the people who were killed in sudan look killed because they did anything wrong look i think it's got broken not a single house broken you people who are going out. to say you know if you screw it . i'm. a forensic expert says the doctor was shot from behind. we found pieces of metal in the room and in the lower part of his lung they'll be studied to determine the caliber and the type of weapon used. so then security forces and police deny any role in the killing of protesters stormed. the
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sauce police never used any live fire to any protest sites or any other occasion we never use live bullets in any situation. the same denials have been to eat aerated by the head of intelligence and the target of the protest as president on bashir we're going to. leave we have now arrested people who belong to the abdul wahed had militia and they have knowledge they were given orders to mix with protesters and kill them in order to stoke conflict and destroy the country the governing security doesn't kill people the weapon that's been used to kill dr abdul baccarat abdul hamid is not any type that our army or police possess or any that exists in sudan. by god i say it's the regime that killed my son i will never doubt my certainty about it but i get in with the media and i'm sure they purposefully decided to kill
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doctors but my sister was arrested with the others they detained this told them that they were specifically looking for doctors who helped protest is that. the type of force being used by the government to quell the protests is adding to the controversy and confusion about the killings the government has employed militia to help the army combat armed groups in sudan for decades what's attracting attention now these militia men are mosque in their faces while attacking an arm of civilians in the streets of khartoum and other major cities and i think what they what they think it then well is there is a very dangerous and unprecedented situation now when men in civilian clothes can carry guns battens a mosque their faces to confront protestors this proves the existence of a shadow army which is seniors ruling party leader talked about and yet you see in more than one with him in the who do. as protesters chant peaceful peaceful they are drowned out by gunfire and tear gas. scenes of collective punishment like this
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ah say the government's opponents at the us. so is that breaking into homes our security forces severely beat anyone suspected of hiding protesters the government says twenty six people have been killed so far in a month of protests to demand a better life rights groups say the total is at least double that. the government's announced the setting up of an official commission of inquiry but protests that broke out over the rising of the cost of living last month continue to intensify and spread across the country and with every new protest to kill hundreds more turn out demanding an end to the thirty year rule of president bashir. and dizzier cultural. zimbabwe's human rights commission is accusing security forces there of systematic torture after recent protests that turned violent president emerson is
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calling for national dialogue to address the protests of a rising living costs when i go used twitter to condemn demonstrations which he said were not peaceful but he also criticized the police response he said violence or misconduct by our security forces is unacceptable and a betrayal of the new zimbabwe chaos and insubordination will not be tolerated misconduct will be investigated if required the heads will roll when i made those comments just hours after cutting short his trip abroad where he'd been looking for foreign investment in the time he was away activists say twelve people have been killed shala ballasts reforms. zimbabwe's president emerson man and dog were descended the steps of his least seven eight seven dear james this is one of the world's most luxurious private planes he had used it for a fundraising mission to russia kazakhstan.
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meninga took off ten days ago just hours after stunning zimbabwe ends with the news he was doubling fuel prices due to an economic crisis on the tarmac the man he had left in charge vice president general constantino chewing. when people demonstrated against the fuel hike to ingo oversaw a government crackdown on protesters were killed many more were shot by security forces will than six hundred people have been arrested the latest high profile arist was jeff at morier the head of the main trade union confederation he organized the general strike last week as perseus whip the country the government also shut down the internet only people with something to hide shut down into needs only people who are up to no good sat down. people's rights to express in to sharing information sharing light on a situation on monday the high court ruled the internet blackout illegal and
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demanded to be restored nationwide the director was issued by the minister we have no power in terms of the enabling x. to issue such a directive the power to issue a directive in terms of the interceptions of communications was it is there through the president himself nor are the president's men in power from up mugabi just over a year ago he promised to revive the shattered economy but it still struggling the decision to double fuel prices was his answer to months of shortages that's what drive his cue for hours to fill up essential like brayden medicine have also been hard to find and. the zimbabwean economy has collapsed and even with the president back it won't help the situation won't change years although he has the people and you must also realize that is a. manager of fifteen sixteen million people as many. from what's known as the dream get some points watch to see if he can deliver and
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aims to the economic and now security concerns challenge ballasts al-jazeera. a memorial service is being held in kenya for six people who were killed in an attack last tuesday twenty one people died when al-shabaab fighters stormed the dusit hotel in nairobi police have released pictures of suspects they are still looking for five people arrested earlier on suspicion of helping the attackers have appeared in court mohammed i know has more from. a memorial for six of the victims of the talk last tuesday in nairobi is that we place in my will be the first one to be hollowed out and people expect their body will to happen. they were six workers working for a tech company. and one of the office blokes. in the complex and in a statement the company they were walking for senate on said that they had put
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their lives on the line in an act of leadership on selflessness to save the lives of their colleagues of course there's a great deal well for many additive to what is happening now kenyans moving their loved ones who have been killed by gunmen who want to come pain or hate and have a like a toxic befall that they assumed to be much of a good month for them too with many people praising the security forces for not only the number of people they managed to save in a very short time but also bring into the whole question one and in out of time which is quite different from what's happened in seventy about ten to thirteen when there was not the talk of the wish to get more money in twenty fifteen when i was about one hundred on hold to. students in
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a university in the northeastern part of the conceit coalface also consomme that kenya might be facing the threat of homegrown terrorism and the government is saying the think is going to carry out a massive security operation to recover us many of the illegally held firearms os possible. all right plenty more ahead on this news hour blowing off steam where in china where young people are finding ways to cope with a lack of job prospects. a taliban attack in afghanistan overshadows talks with the united states. and later in sport the house survive a scare in the knockout rounds of the asian cup and he's here with that story. so. well that's still ahead but first china's economy is growing at its slowest rate in decades that's increasing the pressure on the country's job market and
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young people in particular are feeling the crunch record number of new graduates will be looking for work this year and those who have jobs so they're working longer hours for less pay katrina you reports from beijing. taking a swing at life's precious. down chinese you'd like to come here to break things and blow off steam. so i don't like the lifestyle in beijing is too fast i have to get up early and finish late gin story working long hours for little pay it's common among customers at beijing smash room. opened by just the engine and some friends last year she says china's economic slowdown is putting more pressure on young people so that. many people including my friends are feeling the pressure when the whole economy is slipping down many of my
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friends have to look for new jobs so many people are pressured from work so expect to see more clients after chinese new year the twenty eight year low slump in growth and uncertainty over the trade war with the united states are starting to be felt in china's job market according to a joint report by remain university and job site. demand for stuff in the december quarter was down twelve percent compared to the previous year while the number of job seekers grew by about eight percent chinese students preparing to enter the workforce. competition this year alone about eight point three million are expected to graduate beryl wang is one of them the massive student has been trying to find a job for when she completes her studies in june but so far she's had no success. i've tried a lot of trials the interviews the writing tasks i've gone through a lot but i haven't received any offer in the two. barrels optimistic she'll find
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something after the chinese new year in february but many of her friends have given up on beijing moving to smaller cities where it's cheaper and there's less competition for the. young people and a lot of pressure i think the government is very worried about unemployment which may lead to social unrest the official unemployment rate is about four percent but that's way below the truth last week the chinese government announced new measures to stabilize the job market start ups will be entitled to bigger things and companies with a few layoffs will be rewarded. with employment pressuring china set to continue drilling in sure it won't be long before she returns to the smash room china's bad economic news continue to pile up it's likely the glass here you will to. al-jazeera. many of the world's most influential leaders are gathering in davos
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switzerland for the annual world economic forum this year's theme is globalization but there are several who will not be that u.s. president donald trump and u.k. prime minister to resign may are both dealing with domestic issues back home china's cooling economy is likely to be high on the agenda that's made worse by its recent trade war with the u.s. and the international monetary fund is warning it could lead to a global economic slowdown as we mentioned probably the biggest name missing this year is donald trump our diplomatic correspondent james bays looks at the impression he made last year and his impact on the global economy since then. one year ago when president trump arrived in davos the business world was already aware of the unpredictable nature of the u.s. is most unusual more than president most of the well read intellectually focused and strategically minded business leaders who attend this annual gathering could
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not be more different from donald trump a man who once ran casinos and arguably sometimes ran his empire as if he was in a casino yet when he came here he walked around the holes on a victory lap he was proud of a strong economy united states is doing fantastically well and he stated here as he did many times elsewhere that he was most happy to be judged by one metric the stock market is smashing one record after another and has added more than seven trillion dollars in new wealth since my election it didn't stay that way increased volatility at the end of the year meant two thousand and eighteen ended up the worst year on the us stock market for a decade so would trump receive a similar reception if he was coming to davos this year i asked a leading economist i know it's quite different from last year he had just passed
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the big tax cut and they were about to increase spending for the economy in the short run was very positive and so there was a sort of a legitimate optimism about the u.s. economy a year ago what's become clear is that that was a short term boost not a long term boost and i think one has to look at the way financial markets have behaved of the last several months as at least creating circumstances where a recession is probably more likely. than it would have been otherwise james phase out is there. a james joins us live now from james what can we expect that they want. well we have a gathering of world leaders and business leaders as ever here in the end in divorce but of course president trump as you've just heard is the most notable absentee he will be represented here not in person by anyone but his secretary of
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state might pompei or will be addressing the delegates via video conference or washing to do you see the whole of the u.s. delegation the treasury the state department the white house no one came here in the end and president trump didn't come here very different scene from a year ago when president trump seemed to be on a victory lap henry kerr is the economics editor of the economist newspaper henry perhaps you could compare a year ago i was here there were really triumphant scenes with president trump in the hole behind you the mood is different yes exactly well a year ago the world economy was in a very optimistic state it was really at the peak of the world economic boom the story in two thousand and eighteen of course has been one of gradual economic deceleration and there are mounting problems it seems coming out of china and you've got the shutdown in the u.s. brics it so i'd say a slightly more worried move in davos this year tell us a little bit more about those figures coming from china is the worry china's own
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economy or is it the worry of the trade war between the u.s. and china i think a bit of both the worry is the impact that the trade war has on china has on confidence and then the ability of a slowdown in china to sort of rebound on the rest of the world particularly europe the g.d.p. figures this week in china weren't actually much worse than expected they were pretty much in line but there was some very bad trade data last week and of course the trade data is more clearly linked to their to the trade war even if that goes away even if a deal was struck between trump and cheating paying there's of course still problems in the chinese economy that trying to sort out all the bad debts in their financial system and that's still going to be doing to slow economic growth i think they see. so then when we look at the economic situation and a possible downturn coming and combine that with the us political cycle we have a president who's now in his second year of a four year administration i assume the nightmare scenario for president trump is
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a downturn even the recession in a year's time election year yes i say so and i'd say that explains some of his actions i mean perhaps not so much with respect to the shutdown but over the last few months the kind of comments he's made about the federal reserve raising interest rates it looks like they're going to hold off this year now most people say any financial markets expect but certainly if the fed tightens monetary policy a lot you might get a downturn in twenty nineteen or twenty twenty as you say that coincides with the electoral cycle in a way that wouldn't be good for the president so just to finish off on that an election year with a recession how likely. well there are plenty of people forecasting i wouldn't say it's more than likely but it's a it's a it's a distinct possibility and recur the economics editor of the economist thank you for joining us here at davos has an important speakers coming up i think the big thing to watch though as i mentioned there is the contribution from the u.s. coming from a far by video link the u.s.
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secretary of state mike pompei oh speaking here a little later all right james thanks for that a knowledge base lifeforce in dallas. nearly one hundred fifty former diplomats and academics have signed an open letter to china's president calling for the immediate release of two canadians michael covering and michael spann of all were arrested in beijing last month on allegations of espionage the signatories for nineteen countries or warned president xi jinping that the detentions will result in greater distrust of china canada says the arrests are retaliation for its tension of who are way vice president men one jew and canadian media are reporting the united states will soon formally seek men one jew's extradition she was arrested in vancouver in december at the request of the u.s. on allegations of violating american sanctions on iran china is demanding the u.s. drop the request all right in a few moments we'll have the weather with everton but still ahead on al-jazeera.
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the race to be the democratic challenger to donald trump in two thousand and twenty just got a little more crowded. later in sport the horse racing recovery in ireland that resulted in an unlikely victory. oscar. through tranquil arabian can you. deny and free to use and if any should go into the. we have lots of disruptive weather across europe at the moment some storms continue to rumble away across the mediterranean a bit of wintry weather that is no cold certainly into eastern and central parts and let me say playing of show a cloud which is just rolling down across the northwest but of a cold day in iraq as well pushing down towards british isles towards the low countries and indeed on into france that that's
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a sprinkling of cloud there which will bring some snow from time to time but the liveliest weather has been down towards the mediterranean further north you can see this eric lot just up tools austria towards vienna all that snap bringing snow further south was really had fabulous snow just a few days ago into southern parts of poland and you can see the conditions that we have here sparkling crisp sunshine coming in behind so at least there is a chance to clear up but a ferro dumping of snow as you can see and that snow is in the process is sinking further southward so down into the balkans you could express another maybe fifty centimeters of snow around the generic out more wet and very windy weather blizzard conditions for a time coming through here whether stretching its way across a good part of italy and the balkans and it's all making its way further east was behind me you can see it cold enough up towards the northwest. there with sponsored by had time nice. the latest news as it breaks the
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difference is that in both bottles ossified this that authentic in the ritz with the this time gold with truth is the. detail coverage has already said that he's ready to take over as interim president and. from around the world volunteers are doing what they can that's not the point behind the government's decision to criminalize homelessness eight hundred. russian filmmaker under a neck or soft continues his journey across his homeland to discover what life was like under putin during his travels he meets christians and muslims patriots and separatists i told you the locals in the southeast will know when i arrive i don't do something completely different someone to leave putin's russia but for others the russian passport means hope and the challenge of happens in search of putin's russia on al-jazeera.
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again you're watching al-jazeera reminder of our top stories this hour sources have told that sudanese activists are being arrested and beaten by police more protests are expected in the next few hours the opposition says forty seven people have been killed since demonstrations began last month when the government raised the price of bread. zimbabwe's human rights commission is accused is accusing security forces of systematic torture after recent protests turned violent president emerson has returned home from a trip abroad to address the growing anger over rising living costs. global. leaders are in davos for the world economic forum as the i.m.f.
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is warning of a global slowdown u.s. president donald trump is one of several leaders who stayed away to deal with domestic issues at home. all right let's speak now to a senior political analyst. in london so when we look at davos there's a lot of problems in the world right now. but it seems that there's a lack of leadership to solve them at the moment what's your take on that. well absolutely and you can judge that from not those who are present in davos this year but those who are absent from davos this year and that's basically the leaders of some of the countries some of the world's leading economies including the united states but not just the united states but also the united kingdom china india and so on and so forth so there's really a the absence of the of the world's leading economies is a testimony not only to
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a slowing economy but there are crises today in those countries political and economic crisis as we know like the shutdown of the united states whether it is also the yellow vests in france and the up evils of the middle classes the terrible slowdown in china the worst since one nine hundred ninety political instability in india were of course more these facing somebody challenge after the original elections and so on so forth so everyone has problems on what is clear is that none of these and a lot of others want to show up and out of us and boast because really in the end of the day while that was might be a forum for some dialogue and and some you know effect of sort but in the end of the day it is a sort of you know top of the shoulder congratulating of the global elites that are proving to be more and more disconnected from the people around the world and we
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mentioned earlier that globalization is is the theme of the forum this year how would you assess the state of globalization particularly that. this whole phenomenon of populism which is very much against that is. still very much apparent right now. well certainly the slogan of the war the canonic forum in terms of improving the state of the world is not only pompous it's proven since nine hundred seventy one to be far from anything like that in fact the leading problem in the world today after many were lifted out of poverty in china india brazil and other countries is rising inequality and that's the last place you will look for to read a result of that it's another thing that's becoming also a problem especially with the from administration being so present is of course the question of climate change so all i know there are huge problems facing the world
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economy and the world polity and leaders are falling short therefore in short on the one hand because the bilateral and multilateral are not going very well whether on trade or other issues and the us is really setting the worst of examples on the throw up and mr a should for walking away from the climate change from trade agreements threatening to walk away from even the strategic alliances and so on so forth so really all in or a true crisis of leadership around the world and that force as i said is the last big that has all of it so what we would see in davos is probably at a fraction of that kind of a crisis that you see globally right senior political analyst. joining us from london thanks michael. our group of venezuela's national guard soldiers have been arrested that's after a video appeared on social media showing a sergeant demanding president remove reports you notice. these are members of the believer in national guard in venezuela they say they do
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not recognize the government of. we need the support of the people of venezuela take to the streets here we are this is what you wanted to defend the constitution here we are here the troop it is today becoming what it happened at a military base in got the sack i guess the ministry of defense said forty people had been detained. people from the area took to the streets to protest they set up roadblocks some barricades the national guard responded with tear gas and rubber bullets some of them are there are some of them i have relatives in the house over there i have an aunt who's with her children they're practically kidnapped and showing right for them to die of hunger the people have to go out to defend their rights i the incident took place stenches in venezuela increased once again after he was sworn in for
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a second time in office was the opposition and countries in the region including the united states say they won't recognize his presidency because elections in may last year were filled with irregularities and that's why they have been calling on the military to rise up against the government was there offering immunity to all of the military personnel walpole smuggled off i said that he says the opposition and the united states are trying to overthrow a legitimate government. this is not the first time a group of members of the security service has rise up against. last year a helicopter pilot. was killed after throwing grenades and. government buildings. is believed to have the loyalty of his top military command that plays a crucial role in his administration and that's why the opposition is hoping it is the regular troops that will push change. that is how will and.
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are u.s. troops based in syria have become the target of i saw fighters for the second time in less than a week a car bomb hit a checkpoint in syria's kurdish controlled northeast just as a joint convoy of u.s. and kurdish forces passed by at least five people were killed u.s. troops were not among the casualties the attack comes just weeks after the u.s. president announced a pullout of troops from syria a taliban suicide bomb and gun attack has killed at least forty three intelligence and security members in afghanistan it happened near made down shard of the capital of wardak province southwest of kabul the attackers drove a truck packed with explosives into a training center run by the afghan intelligence agency after the explosion of the taliban fighters dressed in police uniforms stormed the base some reports say the number killed could be more than one hundred a day here carney is
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a political analyst an expert on taliban affairs he says the latest talks in baja seem different from previous ones. i think now the americans. have realized they have done a mistake to shift the box from door to first two u.e. and the american to the u.s. and he was interested to whore another meeting in pakistan but the taliban refused to meet him in pakistan saw because when the taliban last we issued a statement in the steadman there threatened to stop these all negotiation with the you is because and in the same statement they mention the cut of this two times. the taliban has resumed talks with american officials the group released a statement saying its representatives met u.s.
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diplomats in qatar where the group has a political office the u.s. appointed special envoy zalmay khalilzad to lead the negotiations in september the taliban says the u.s. must leave afghanistan american forces have been there since the nine eleven attacks seventeen years ago a sticking point in talks is including the afghan government the taliban sees it as illegitimate and says it will only negotiate directly with the u.s. the united nations is reporting a big increase in the number of people leaving saudi arabia to seek asylum the u.n. high commissioner for refugees says there were more than one hundred cases reported in twenty seventeen up from two hundred in two thousand and twelve the recent case of saudi teenager muhammad who was given refuge in canada has drawn international attention. amnesty international is demanding the pakistani government disclose the whereabouts of the human rights campaign video
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a circulated on social media of police in karachi arresting activists zaid less sued he's a founding member of the passion. p t m a group has been campaigning for the rights of pakistan's movement thirty million ethnic pashtuns a court in tokyo has rejected the latest battle request by former chairman carlos ghosn a sixty four year old has been detained in japan since his november arrest and accused of underreporting his salary and transferring personal financial losses to miss sands books it's widely expected gone will be removed as c.e.o. and chairman of misandry french partner run out in the next few days like whatsapp has announced all users globally will now only be allowed to forward a message five times instead of twenty the owner of the message service facebook says the move is to try and stop the spread of rumors and false information
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whatsapp was already implemented the restrictions in india after rumors spread on the app led to killings and attacks by mobs in russia public trust public trust in president vladimir putin has fallen to its lowest level in thirteen years the public opinion research center's poll suggests trust in the leader had dropped to thirty three point four percent hooten won a landslide election victory in a new six year mandate in march his overall approval rating is just over sixty percent. of ten sailors have been found dead another fourteen were rescued after two ships caught fire near crimea russia's transport ministry says survivors jumped into the sea to escape the fire it's thought it may have broken out during a ship to ship fuel transfer those ships were under the tanzanian flag with crewmembers from turkey and india. u.k. prime minister theresa may has outlined her new plan for how her country will leave
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the e.u. just a week after parliament rejected the initial agreement includes more discussions on the irish border and scrapping registration fees for citizens after a break so many m.p.'s now want to take back control of the breaks that process themselves and are considering an amendment that would allow them to propose new legislation and force parliament to debate the house of commons remains divided with factions calling for a range of oxford including leaving without a deal holding a second referendum or seeking a customs union with the e.u. paul brennan reports from london. this was a prime minister in apparently conciliator remote i'm listening she said i will keep you informed she told m.p.'s but there is no plan b. for bracks it's only more talks about salvaging her plan a will be more flexible open and inclusive in the future in how we engage parliament in our approach to negotiating our future partnership with the european union second we will invent
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the strongest possible protections on workers' rights and the environment and third we will work to identify how we can ensure that our commitment to no hard border in northern ireland and island can be delivered in a way that commands the support of this house and the european union the opposition labor party leader was unimpressed the prime minister's invitation to talks had been exposed as a p.r. sham every opposition party politician. every opposition party politician came out of those meetings with the same response contrary to what the prime minister's just said there was no flexibility there were no negotiations nothing has changed. in brussels there's been a frosty reaction to the idea revisiting negotiations and is it too late for sr i don't go i don't really know change with the old. it would seem motorists are cool
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because no willingness to open the front door of books again and a polish suggestion about a five year time limit on the northern and back stop the insurance policy to avoid a hard border on the island of ireland has been rejected by dublin i made it very clear that putting a time limit on an insurance mechanism mechanism which is what the backstop is effectively means there's not a backstop at all at westminster several different groups of m.p.'s are now devising ways of using a variety of parliamentary amendments to force the prime minister to change course if we don't find a way forward the u.k. is leaving the e.u. and the twenty ninth of march on us basis of new deal so let's legislate to stop that let's take that away take that risk away. hold a gun to the head of parliament which is in effect to these that he is trying to do as march the twenty ninth looms the prime minister's strategy appears to be to go back to brussels and test the e.u. is willingness to risk a no deal bracks it but he is also testing the patience of this parliament and it's
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not at all clear which side will flinch first paul brennan al-jazeera westminster from unpaid coast guard members to absent airport screeners more americans are feeling the pain of the longest government shutdown in u.s. history but president and the democrats appear no closer to ending the political deadlock over the funding for a proposed wall along the border with mexico rob reynolds reports now on a shutdown a month old. a month of shutdown gridlock and political posturing a month of misery for eight hundred thousand government employees going without pay in a sign of just how bad things are now kraft foods corporation opened a grocery pop up store in washington giving away cheese macaroni mayonnaise and so on to cash strapped federal workers. the pain spreads across the country on coast
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guard bases and research laboratories along the borders and in airports the partial government shutdown is hurting families and disrupting vital government functions for example the transportation security agency reported that about ten percent of its airport security screeners have been unable to report to work due to financial hardship we have to have an evidence state conversation president donald trump and democratic house speaker nancy pelosi are no closer to an agreement i am here today to break the logjam on saturday trump offered temporary protection to about one million undocumented immigrants in exchange for funding his wall the plan includes five point seven billion dollars for a strategic deployment of physical barriers or a wall. democrats said no way saying trump must agree to end the shutdown before they'll talk about border security both sides have resorted to jabs
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jobs and juvenile antics speaker pelosi suggested trump dump plans for a televised state of the union speech during the shutdown in retaliation trump snatched away military aircraft. palosi planned to use for a trip to afghanistan that kind of pettiness and as nothing for the american people and has reached a high water mark in my experience and i've been here almost fifty years. polls show americans are weary of the dysfunction in d.c. about sixty percent in a recent poll disapprove of trump's handling of the shutdown. the economic damage is mounting according to the financial services company standard and poor's the u.s. gross domestic product loses one point two billion dollars each week the government is closed or about one thousand nine hundred eighty four dollars a second. jamie diamond who runs j.p.
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morgan chase the biggest bank in the us says if the shutdown persists it will reduce growth to zero maybe everybody should start stocking up on that mac and cheese robbery al-jazeera washington. a kind of foreigner said it's a comedy harris is the latest to enter an increasingly crowded and diverse race to be the democratic candidate in the twenty twenty us presidential election about a dozen have already announced or are considered likely to announce she had been town see looks at how some of the leading contenders opposition in themselves of tamil i'm jamaican descent senator camilla harris claims to be in tune with the progressive left wing of the party i'm running for president say but that's precisely where she's facing skepticism she's recently adopted left wing positions like free health care for all but her record included opposition to progressive criminal justice reform this is the problem for many of the democrats who have
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officially announced or signaling that they're going to run things have changed since bernie sanders one forty three percent of the democratic party base is vote with his left wing platform against hillary clinton for the nomination in two thousand and sixteen for years the route to the nomination was courting the center right wing of the party now the left are demanding a say too i'm going to run for president the united states kristen gillibrand early right wing positions on immigration gay rights and guns are a liability even though she says she's trained the closest wall street is a particular problem texas politician better or route often billed as a progressive by mainstream outlets hasn't supported universal health care or free college education is also a member of the clinton i corporate friendly new democrats and launching an exploratory committee has even elizabeth warren long a champion for holding corporations to account has been received skeptically for her pledges that she's simply a capitalist who wants to give corporations the trans do the right thing she's also
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had to shift a foreign. policy in recent months no longer to see expressed kneejerk support for israel for example and she supports a u.s. withdrawal from syria i have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week that something hawaiian democrat to see gabbert has lower spoused she supported sanders in twenty sixteen but the extremely conservative views on homosexuality she wants supported and her comments on torture and what she calls a radical islam have raised suspicions on the left the candidates who announced early are often the ones who have the most work to do before the perceived front runners declare so they have to establish themselves with the progressive left before bernie sanders makes his decision please please please don't give up. but many have records closer to the center and the right of the party and former vice president joe biden is currently perceived to be the leader there and frankly until we know whether those two are running the outcome of this race is pointless to predict she ever turns the al-jazeera washington. all right still ahead when we come back.
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right tanf for his ending a thank you so much as well phase of growing that a premier league footballer was on board a plane that's gone missing over the english channel off the coast of france argentinian struck at a million seller had just signed for cardiff city in a club record deal from french club known their concerns the twenty eight year old was in a light aircraft that disappeared on his way from nonsuch cardiff on monday nights
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for more on this let's go straight to our sports correspondent leigh welling's in london only at this stage what more can you tell us. well and the i can confirm that french aviation authorities say that twenty eight year old argentinian football. was on board the aircraft reportedly with two people on board to solomon the pilot left last night now go and say is in english i don't know island which is off the french coast and more reports from that place are coming out there the search in daylight is continuing for the plane but what has been confirmed is that was on board he was flying of course for the nonce a cardiff city having signed for the premier league club for a fee of just under twenty million dollars and seen as a real hope with the goals he's been scoring in french football for where he had a really good record this season scoring forty two goals in one hundred seventeen
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matches so this is someone who was causing great excitement among supporters of cardiff city and this tragedy has happened i can tell you that the plane took off last night within just over an hour where there have been a lot of such and rescue teams were sent out over the channel lifeboats as well from the nearby island of all is now. but the plane had disappeared from the very door and now those confirmation coming from that saleh was on board the plane. is joining us there in london legal have of course more on the story throughout the day now events a strike a christian or an elder has admitted to committing tax fraud when aldo has just left a court hearing in madrid the charges are related to his time at real madrid or another great pay a fine of more than twenty million dollars and receive to suspend its one thousand three month jail sentence he was found so if you use companies outside of spain to hide some of his income many leading players based in spain including legal messy
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have faced similar charges. barcelona have made a surprise move in the transfer market these fantasy league leaders have signed to swallow midfielder kevin for inspired saying on loan until the end of the season the thirty one year old has previously played at ac milan show and tottenham the final say round of sixteen games take place at the asian cup later on this tuesday two thousand and seven champions iraq are up against cuts or both teams are and beats him heading into the knockout rounds of cuts i want all three of their group games helped by the efforts of that solomons top scorer with seven goals we're going to try to play our game and they do have a good performance we know that now all the teams were in the same position doesn't matter what we did in the first round stage or it's about one game it's like a final for us sure we're going to try to all of us some champion south korea also have a perfect record heading into the bag game with bahrain bahrain qualified as one of
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the best third place teams and their coach doing his best to downplay expectations coaches which play against a lot of solo not have a lot of information about a messy but stood above sort of in. our early. they are building you out of billing our team now more than two years if you check out the deal even have. a lot of young players the united arab emirates are hoping their home crowd will see them lift the trophy for the very first time this year they got a step closer to that saga on monday but has come through a really tough sest in abu dabi against one of the tournament you comus poorest reports. of asian football needed an advertisement this game provided it hosts the united arab emirates expected to brush aside kurdistan who had qualified for the asian cup for the first time i come in as males early goal put the usa
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ahead before things began to go off script milan wizardry getting the better of the keeper and the track and defend as i u e one kurdish down one was. though put the hosts back ahead in the second half was seemingly on the way to the quarter finals. was at an injury time towson ali rustam of h.-o. kurdistan weren't done yet. extra time brought a somewhat questionable penalty and the three two u.e. lead as how little put it away. with seconds left the men from bishkek had the chance to level again. but this time the fairy tale how the bad ending u.e. going through to a quarter final against their old foes australia. welcome with them with
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a sellout we are determined to benefit from the building atmosphere and the public support with us australia knocked us out of the tournament in the last edition we will knock them out in our country this time. australia had their own struggles earlier in the day the socceroos held an ill know by his back to stand before eventually winning the penalty shootout for two. and ensuring the u.a.e. will get that date with destiny against the defending champions paul reese al-jazeera. stefana sits a passes become the youngest player to reach a grand slam semifinal in more than a decade the twenty year old has beaten spain's reverse about seized goods reach the last for the australian open and break a record set one of a joke of each the two thousand and seven s. and then. sits a pass had already become the first great player to make it past the fourth round of a grand slam not south roger federer. also breaking new ground in my career
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is unseated american daniel collins she followed up her win over world number two undulate kerber with a three set victory here against anastasio pavel a chunk of a collins now moved on into the semifinals. prior to this event the twenty five year old had never worn a match at a grand slam. to take on six seed petrik of it over in the semifinals the czech by earning her place in the last four with a straight sets win over australia's ashley bots. and take a look at this recovery from jockey michael sweeney at a race in ireland all appeared lost at the final fence of the kill a point to point as when he was unseated from his forced ask heather but the pair somehow managed to stay attached and what's more they went on to win the right recovery there they go ok that is a sport is looking for now fantastic coverage thanks for any that is it for this news hour but my colleague down will be here in two minutes with more validating stay with.
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rewind returns a can bring your people back to life or i'm sorry with brand new updates on the best of al-jazeera is documentaries in live on i was the both of us and the like and the others through that rewind continues with children of conflict gaza we'd love some peace in the sewers especially anger sick children jeanette's have any rights here rewind on al-jazeera. it's
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a daunting climb to one of the holiest sites in bhutan. astri seems to defy gravity every few cities is expected to complete the pilgrimage to ensure peace and happiness when it became a democracy in two thousand and eight the time put happiness at the center of all political policy inspiring the un to pass a resolution urging other nations to follow betimes example but how do you measure it. it's a nice happiness is what we ensure its if it is quantifiable but by simply turning its pursuit into policy bhutan has done what no other country has. in the next episode of science in a golden age exploring the contributions made by scholars during the medieval islamic period in the field of chemistry they transformed the superstition of alchemy into the science of chemistry. many of his chemical procedures and all
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those which may still be used today. all while science in a golden age with professor jim miller. and al jazeera. reports of beating against activists in some protests gained more momentum. along down jordan as sound as they are alive and also coming up zimbabwe's human rights commission accuses police of brutality during onto government protests the president says he wants a national dialogue. was. i.


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