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figures of the twentieth century and how influenced the course of history was the cuban revolution communist the way feel castro was a feudal east another coming east just really into this country to international revolution became a point when the relationship came to an end icons of revolution changed the course of latin american politics. and fidel castro face to face at this time on al-jazeera. taliban strike in one of kabul's most secure areas killing at least ninety five people in a suicide bombing. and
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i'm jane dutton this is al jazeera live from coming up syria's eastern go to a bombed just hours after a fragile cease fire comes into effect. protesters in honduras scuffle with police as the president is sworn in for a second term off day disputed election plus. it's not only the financial markets that are booming i'm rob the biggest market into chinese medicine that's going through the roof. u.s. president donald trump has called for decisive action against the taliban that's after the group claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in afghanistan's capital at least ninety five people were killed and more than hundred one. fifty of his injured explosives were hidden in an ambulance
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that allowed the bomber to get through security and kabul's green zone the city's most heavily protected area jennifer glass reports. another day of carnage on the streets of kabul this time the bomb was in an ambulance the driver pretended to be taking someone to a nearby hospital but instead he detonated his device on a crowded street the taliban said it was targeting policemen having lunch but as so often happens here afghan civilians going about their daily lives are among the victims including people lined up outside the interior ministry's human resources department. i was in my office we heard the explosion we didn't know what was going on so many people were injured i myself counted at least forty wounded near me everyone was on the ground and i couldn't tell who was dead or who was wounded the street was already heavily guarded with a number of checkpoints protecting government offices embassies a hospital and a school the area is usually bustling with people urgency services evacuated
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offices chops and agencies perceptor blocks can hear the security vehicles going by . taking away the wounded and the dead there have been casualties here this is a very busy part of town in addition to the high peace council the anti-corruption commission is also down there just down the streets at the u.n. mine agency and this is normally a very very busy part of kabul it's the second attack in the capital in a week taliban fighters battled security forces for more than fifteen hours at the city's intercontinental hotel in a cvs that killed twenty five people last saturday security has been stepped up around the city but it wasn't enough. the police on the army of afghanistan is a really young it's just seventeen or eighteen years old and they need more training they need more practice they need more experience but the taliban on the other hand they are very devoted. cobbles emergency hospital was flooded with
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patients it's a scene that's been repeated many times the president says the uptick in attacks is because of increased military pressure on armed groups and political pressure on pakistan that may be the case but it's the people here who continue to suffer the most jennifer glass al-jazeera kabul the u.k. based syrian observatory for human rights says there have been multiple violations of a ceasefire in the rebel held area of eastern ghouta just this the day after it went into effect the group says syrian government airstrikes killed three people and wounded many others on saturday on friday syria's opposition confirmed it had received an offer from russia for a cease fire deal fighting appears to have subsided steadily daycares more from montauk air that's near turkey's border with syria. often when things are decided at the negotiating table thousands of kilometers away it's not exactly what transpires on the ground and this is significant because it is the last rebel
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stronghold in the vicinity of the capital damascus but what is most concerning is a situation where for the civilians the u.n. estimates around four hundred thousand people are trapped inside the area of eastern huta there is a severe lack of food and medicine and the u.n. also says that the issue of malnutrition is one of the worst in the syrian conflict so aid access into eastern for those people will be key and will be something that then could really change and improve the situation for people on the ground and we know within this conflict aid has always been a very difficult thing to negotiate cross lines all sides need to agree so that will be also one of the huge challenges ahead purchase of mob the swearing in ceremony of the president of honduras demonstrators say there were irregularities in the vote count and that's all one a london under his win a second term he narrowly beat opposition leader salvador nasr in november's election on
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a short is the director of short international consulting that specializes in u.s. latin american relations she says the hernandez administration is similar to many others in the region. his but he really this there when the ban on how much aid will he get from the u.s. in order to move forward with his her programs are on the other hand the problem right now in honduras is actually the division the polity sation the continent is divided into those who support. for not listened. in on this and those who are also here on the other hand we have to take a look because. the coming elections not just only in honduras that what happened. last year and today this for lean but latin america is going through many electoral process the next one is in costa rica colombe out and
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mexico and brazil and the problem what with see right now in latin america is weak institutions these are weak in situations are allowed this her redeemed this i wouldn't be redeemed to came into power by her hybrid i mean. there are signs of the more christian science of out thirty thirty some like in on the us right now formally if the stock rebels in colombia have launched their campaign for upcoming elections with a promise to fight poverty the parliamentary and presidential votes will mark their party's election debut thousands of members handed in their weapons and the twenty sixteen piece to. got as of today i am a candidate for president of the republic representing my party the fark and i'm committed to head the government of transition to generate the conditions for the birth of a new colombia
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a government that will for the first time finally represent the needs of the poor in colombia. as. a reports in bogota the fact party faces an uphill struggle to convince a skeptical public it's still dark on the southern tip of but with as form a five gravel no political candidate by iran yet both approaches workers on their long commute into town we're not. good morning i want to invite you to the launch of the fox campaign we are x. fark fighters and we are now in politics for people like you. for decades yep is this for to state as a rebel commander the military taught he had died in a two thousand and nine bartley and instead after handing in his weapons under the two thousand and sixteen peace deal he's running for a seeping congress. we've always done politics but obviously in completely different circumstances and our social base was mainly peasant farmers the city is a different beast but we are learning we are transitioning into what is
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a novel path for us. for its part is presenting seventy four candidates for diligence lity of elections in march their policies focus on the inequality hoping to make inroads into colombia's lower class the fifty percent of the population that rarely votes if you know i might be good to vote for them because they are common people just like us they understand the needs of the humble and the poor. but most colombians remain angry at fox long history of kidnappings in attacks a slim majority rejected the peace deal in a referendum in surveys show little support thirty x. fighters have been killed by groups hoping to destabilize the peace process was however at the former launch of the companion of the working class neighborhood the spirit is upbeat with the peace. sign so far.
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the record will stop there showing that the party folks their candidates will win way beyond that. and they say they will have a hard time overcoming people's this trust in a crowded political field general clark has a golden opportunity in the next two legislators to build a party and political discourse yet it will be difficult to translate that into votes i'm sure the fog will be a real event political organization and they'll propose important debates in congress and grab the attention of the media but they'll probably remain irrelevant in terms of votes for the former rebels these are just the first steps into an unfamiliar stage but whatever happens most colonials hope it will be a win for peace the listener and the. one of the world's richest men has been freed in saudi arabia after being held for two months on allegations of corruption prince all waleed bin talal is the latest high profile detainees to be released and huckster reports. just hours before billionaire saudi prince and waleed bin talib
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was released from the ritz carlton hotel in riyadh he conducted an interview with the reuters news agency from the suite where he'd been confined been tell is one of saudi arabia's most prominent business men and one of the world's richest men but he'd been held for more than two months accused of corruption in the interview he described the entire situation as a misunderstanding there no charges ok just some discussion between the government you know i mean but the rest assured that this is. you know protection that we have and we're just in discussion with the government on the various matters and i can't divulge right now because we are going there to discuss with them the mark perry and his likeness was just one of the many objects known as the prince gave a tour of where he'd been detained been tellers arrest in the van that was part of what the government called an anti corruption campaign ordered by crown prince mohammed bin. the government says one hundred twenty four billion dollars is
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expected to be seized for more than two hundred individuals a group that is said to include the owner of the n.b.c. television network as well as several other senior princes observers say the crackdown has allowed been summoned to do far more than simply consolidate power i think there are two things here it's about money because the saudi. government is facing financial difficulties because of the collapse of the oil prices over the past few years. when mr man is having very ambitious economic plan actually to reform the kingdom so he needs the cash money in order to carry on with this project but this is not the only issue the other issue in my opinion here is that he's trying to create a popular base of support for him because all these people are in fact caught up. in tell his farm hold stakes in companies like twitter citi group an apple is estimated to be worth seventeen. billion dollars his release could potentially
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reassure investors but analysts believe the timing of his interview with reuters as the world economic forum met in davos was no coincidence having someone like prince to allow for example speak out publicly as he did yesterday shows that you know the saudis are trying to use him as somewhat the poster child of liberalism they're trying to appeal to investors overseas saying we realize that what we did and the way we did it with that courage last year we saw a completely undermined business confidence and investor confidence in saudi arabia entire has told reuters he expects to remain in full control of his global investment firm without being required to give up his assets to the government. is there still ahead on al-jazeera. i'm lauren frayer on the river ever off it's a land border between turkey and greece but it's also the new front line in the
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european union's attempts to keep refugees out. and grand slam glory at last we'll have the details of talent but the uk is australian open success. from the neon lights of asia. to the city that never sleeps. hello there all the unsettled weather is now edging its way towards the east it has been with us for the past few days you can still see that cloud circulating here gradually edging its way away from that coastline though so for many of us here it will be dry and bright force on sunday still not warm though beirut only getting to a maximum of fifteen degrees here's the snow that's making its way across parts of iran gradually it'll work its way eastwards further still as we head into monday and then it will be over afghanistan with kabul looking particularly wintery the next system that's making its way down from the northwest and looks like that will
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bring us a fair amount of heavy rain on to the coast of turkey over the door of the south and it's change for us here in doha the winds will be quite strong on sunday and it won't feel as warm as it has done so instead of around twenty eight we're getting down to around twenty or twenty one degrees feeling cooler than that thanks to the strong wind there is the area of cloud that's making its way southwards could just squeeze out the old shower as it moves its way across as the further towards the south you can see the wet weather here stretching down towards the southeastern parts of south africa durban seeing quite a bit of that rain and we'll see more of those showers as we head through monday this time that we pushing a bit further towards the north so it looks like jo'burg will be catching them this time and towards a southwest finding picked. the way that sponsored by qatar and. what makes this global this period we're living through so unique this is really an attack on itself is a lot of misunderstanding
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a distortion is that what free speech is supposed to be about the context it's hugely important we have a right to publish if you have a duty to be offensive or provoked or whatever those people do setting the stage for a serious debate. up front at this time on al-jazeera. watching out is there a mind of our top stories this hour the taliban says it was behind a bomb attack in afghanistan's capital that killed at least ninety five people and injured more than one hundred fifty others the explosives were hidden in an ambulance allowing the bomber to get through security in couples most heavily
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protected area. syrian observatory for human rights is accusing the syrian government of breaking a cease fire on a rebel held area of eastern goods of the group says airstrikes have killed three people less than twenty four hours after the truce came into effect. on a longer and has been sworn in as president of honduras for a second term but the ceremony has been overshadowed by fighting between security forces and opposition protesters they refuse to accept the result of november's disputed election. at least fourteen soldiers have been killed at an army camp in mali seventeen others were wounded when the base near timbuktu was targeted the military says it killed seventeen of around thirty attackers and has reclaimed control of the base it's the worst incident involving mali security forces in more than a year african leaders on ethiopia's capital for the annual summit of the african union dealing with corruption and finding solutions to conflict will be among the
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main issues on the agenda mohamed atta reports some added. they come together from all the continents in the city that give to the concept of offical. the independent. organization. and tackling corruption in. discussions. to be skeptical. say that again because where is that going to help those who were in this to it's in this what good reading here they can hours until. the african union will name prison muhammadu buhari of nigeria as its first ever and to corruption champion for the year two thousand and eighteen it's an endorsement seen as article permission for president biharis efforts in the fight against graft in nigeria all eyes will likely be on this month for one president paul kagame it will not only tickle last
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chairman of the a huge general assembly but is also expected to use his year of the home to push through the agenda he developed far more independent a year money has always been a sticking point at the e.u. it now wants to hobbits activities bungled by its members the cell financing scheme requires member states to levy a single point two percent tax on illegitimate imports to finance the union but so far just twenty one of the fifty five member states of implemented it having a predictable financing for our security financing programs and also development programs is a prerequisite which means that we need to create a mindset kind of spirit that the african union can shoulder its all on development programs twenty eight hundred promises to be have been more eventful for the african union eighteen of its member states have elections fourteen of them are in
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conflict imagine for one or have a history of four five. the a use chronically understaffed and underfunded department for political office cannot effectively monitor all these contests its officials say they will concentrate just on bills requiring more scrutiny still there are problems but africa now is taking its own problems by its own by its own solutions african solutions. there will be multiple absentees from the summit this year zimbabwe's robert mugabe among gloss hall said water till some tools veterans of the struggles of previous both of whom have stepped down after almost four decades in. their departure some say is proof of a continent headed in the right direction mohammed at all just a. turkish security forces say there are arresting more refugees and migrants on
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the land border with northern greece until recently the most popular route had been crossing the g.n. but a new one takes refugees overland to europe from istanbul in western turkey to villages near the border with greece from there they have to cross the wide and dangerous river every us it's the international front here people traffic is then leave them to walk for hours through forests on the greek side as lawrence lee reports from western turkey thousands are willing to risk their lives by making this new journey istanbul isn't well known as a gathering point for refugees yet there is all the evidence you need for the significance modeling operation is based here. in the central districts of x. or people from all kinds of places. like either fassero eritrea sri lanka pakistan. nobody wants to tell you much about their plans but they do spend
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a lot of time on their phones. all the refugees are tried the same thing how the deal is done in the nearby coffee houses smugglers charge up to two thousand dollars and one day turns to night some of those smugglers will tell you just how big the trade is. we do three trips a week there are others working too and there's a trip every day in istanbul there are more than fifty smugglers we take forty fifty sixty people a week it depends on time we took seventy five people in one trip these two who are kurdish and syrian former refugees used to smuggle people across the aegean sea to the greek islands but not anymore this is much better. so a lot of course the waves are too big in the sea we have work there and it's too dangerous it was difficult and alondra to easier the river border is one hundred fifty kilometers long this vast nothingness might feel safer to the traffickers
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than the sea but it's still hugely dangerous on the greek side they're a forest of mountains the refugees call the jungle their wild boar and wolves up there being eaten is a genuine concern. the smugglers drive the refugees to tiny depopulated villages where they hide out in abandoned buildings. in this amulet the farmer said the army had captured refugees each of the last two days this man tried it and failed his face hidden as he was still in fear of the smugglers muffy though it's like nothing exist here in total darkness you might be attacked by wild animals in the forest anything you can imagine could happen to you it makes you paranoid we weren't allowed to put any lights on we were following the smuggler we got to the river and they pushed us into a dinghy. even in daytime the wide river valley is treacherous in the winter water is everywhere it wasn't difficult to find signs of life discarded belongings and
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supplies at night time navigating a path through all this even before getting to the much wider river would be terrifying we had already seen images from the greek side of those whose attempts to cross the course and their lives either from drowning or hypothermia and everywhere we drove up and down the river especially the places where greece feels close enough to touch the turkish security forces were there but virtually nobody else well that hill is grace the turkish military say that last year they caught a full fifty thousand people trying to cross the border in places like this as a thousand people a week and it's exactly the same as what the people traffickers told us given that this looks like one of the most important border crossings for refugees in the middle east trying to get into the european union and yet because it's so bleak and so remote it seems surpassed everybody by. the turkish security forces didn't
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replying to our requests to film with them but the state agency released these dramatic pictures of the soldiers at work defeating the darkness and capturing the group trying to escape the european union to likes to see this sort of thing he sees all through all the new front line in europe's battle against the refugees orange lee al-jazeera and the turkey greece border the finance chairman of the us republican national committee has resigned over allegations of harassment and sexual assault several woman told the wall street journal that steve wynn made unwanted advances and pressured them to perform sex acts when denies the allegations calling them proposed press the casino tycoon led fundraising efforts during donald trump's first year in office caroline was the ak is finally won a grand slam singles tennis championship the dane defeated world number one simona halep in the australian open final becomes the first day in to win a tennis grand slam and returns to the top of the world rankings helen gleason has
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a story. it will be third time lucky people who ever won the australian open trophy had twice lost in the final of the french open and caroline was the akhi twice in the u.s. final. the world number one ranking was also on the line trying to hold onto it was me actually bidding to wreck laim it for the first time since twenty twelve. as you'd expect from a contest between the world's top two players there was little to separate them on course it was an iraqi just edging that type right with temperatures exceeding thirty degrees that looked to have taken it out of the remaining needing a medical timeouts midway through the second set. but as is her way the twenty six year old who had to save much point since who early in matches in melbourne came fighting back. thanks and with halak seemingly in control of the decider
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he was mostly actually stunned to get the medical attention that dane was also much point down earlier in the tournament again she puts her way back to a winning position was. this championship point was fitting of the close on a high quality encounter but it was to be was the aqim celebrate the grandson time for the first time being here tonight a grand slam champion assured open champion it's a very special day after you're going home with me tonight and i'll be cuddling with her so. i'm really said i couldn't. win it i was close again but that gives us over in the end so sure better she was fresher than she could give she she had actually more energy and a third heartbreak for holland but the sweetest of victories her was the akki forty
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third major and nine years after reaching her first final she finally has her hands on a much longer full grand slam trophy alan grayson i can see. some scientists in the west have long disputed the therapeutic value of traditional chinese medicine but it seems the ancient craft is gaining popularity at home and abroad seem being held by xi jinping is government as the gem of chinese science rob mcbride reports on the country's biggest traditional medicine market in the city of basel where business has never been better. it's early and the trading hole is packed. wholesale buyers pick over the samples of the plants animal parts of minerals that are the basis for traditional chinese medicine. orders placed here set prices across china i saw it you've been a trader for twenty years has only seen those prices go up ya gotta be alive and
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i've seen tremendous changes over time this ingredient used to sell at sixteen dollars behalf now it's thirty times that at four hundred seventy five dollars janet on the side hanoi treated as a pseudo science by many for its followers and that includes most older chinese it guarantees good health and increasing popularity abroad is not lost on china's leaders looking for soft power cultural exports to support china's growing international status traditional chinese medicine has been given the best type of tonic with support from president xi jinping who's describe it as the gem of traditional chinese science and the communist party has been pushing for tiny's medicine to be given equal status with western medicine but while many doctors agree that traditional medical principles and beliefs have a value they warn against using ancient remedies that could do more harm than good
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when we send that if you're taking the medicines used by the ancient chinese they may contain things that are harmful to your health that's different from traditional medical theories. back in the trading halls in bojo such concerns are largely dismissed ancient remedies they say can exist happily alongside modern medicine still the two are complementary you can go to a hospital to get modern treatment but traditional medicine works well in prevention this has become a belief for people. with. that belief comes increasing spending power to ensure the market for those potions keeps on booming macbride al-jazeera bojo city china. take a look at the top stories the taliban says it was behind a bomb attack in afghanistan's capital that killed at least ninety five people and
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injured more than one hundred fifty others explosives were hidden in an ambulance this allowed the bomber to get through security in couples most heavily protected and. the u.k. based syrian observatory for human rights is accusing the syrian government of breaking a cease fire on a rebel held area of eastern go to the group says air strikes have killed three people less than twenty four hours after the truce came into effect. on along the hand as has been sworn in as president of honduras for a second term the certainly has been overshadowed by fighting between security forces and opposition protesters there refused to accept the results of november's disputed elections john heilemann has. many home durance might not like it but after a turbulent period following the november elections president won and this is now beginning his second term now what is he going to do in the next four years we'll
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hear dress that is inauguration address he talked about on employment and finding more jobs for people he talked about cutting poverty those are three things that he really failed to resolve in the first four years in charge from a leftist rebels in colombia have launched their campaign for upcoming elections the parliamentary and presidential votes will mark their party's election day thousands of members had their weapons under a twenty sixteenth peace deal. at least fourteen soldiers have been killed at an army camp in mali seventeen others were wounded when the base near timbuktu was targeted the military says it killed seventeen of around thirty attackers and has reclaimed control of the base one of the world's richest men has been freed in saudi arabia prince of waleed bin talal has been held for two months on corruption allegations he's been released after agreeing to a financial settlement the finance chairman of the us republican national committee
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has resigned of allegations of harassment and sexual assaults several women told the wall street journal that steve wynn made unwanted advances and pressured them to perform sex acts when denies the allegations those are the headlines of the news continues on al-jazeera but now it's up front news has never been more of a liberal but the message is simplistic and misinformation is rife the listening post provides a critical counterpoint challenging mainstream media narrative at this time on al-jazeera some say the hash tag me two campaign is too white and too privileged so how is a movement to call out sexual assault being received outside of the west and out front special.
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