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al-jazeera. ever you are. as witchcraft and sorcery killing spreads across papa new guinea when used exposes shocking human rights abuses. of the specific missions darkstar it when used at this time on al jazeera. the suicide bombing in one of kabul's most secure areas kills at least ninety five people.
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m.j. death and this is al jazeera live from doha was a coming out syria's eastern go to a bombed just hours after a fragile cease fire comes into a faint. protesters in honduras scuffle with police as the president is sworn in for a second term after a disputed election plus. there's a misunderstanding and. a saudi billionaire prince detained in riyadh for more than two months on allegations of corruption is set free. here as president donald trump has called for decisive action against the taliban that softer the group claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in afghanistan's capital at least ninety five people were killed and more than one hundred fifty others injured explosives were hidden in an ambulance
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that allowed the bomber to get through security in 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. 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 the hospital and to schools the area is usually bustling with people urgency services evacuated offices
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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're very devoted to fighters cobbles emergency hospital was flooded with patients it's
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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 richard rice is director of the center for political and military analysis at the hudson institute he says the afghan taliban cannot be defeated without cooperation from neighboring pakistan. i imagine that this may lead to more pressure on pakistan and perhaps russia china and other countries that are close to pakistan to tighten up supply and support for the taliban there's no clear easy answer to know what you would do next prevent these kind of attacks the government of pakistan for the past decade and a half has worked closely with the u.s. and other countries to try and crack down on terrorism that could affect pakistan and largely it's at various times in afghanistan but there appear to be groups
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within pakistan strictly the security forces that see it and bandage and having the taliban there is instrumental in the or as a hedge against the what you mentioned before a u.s. withdrawal there are others who want to use terrorism against india more directly and therefore but but the effect of that is to encourage other terrorist groups so the problem is it can't we can't just deal with the afghan question isolation we have to deal with it in the south asia question and now more broadly now that russia and china are more involved the u.k. based syrian observatory for human rights says they have seen multiple violations of the cease fire in the rebel held area of east and because it's just less than a day off today it went into effect the group says syrian government a strike killed three people and wounded many others on saturday on friday syria's opposition confed had received an offer from russia for a cease fire deal citing now appears to have subsided seventy take has more from
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one talk in it take your vote at least 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 stronghold in the vicinity of the capital damascus but what is most concerning is the situation there for the civilians the u.n. estimates around four hundred thousand people are trapped inside the area of eastern 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 at least fourteen soldiers have been
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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 iran thirty attackers and it has reclaimed control of the base ahmed idris as well from a boucher in nigeria. seventeen million soldiers injured in the attack are receiving treatment in hospitals so say at least two of the attackers have been killed and i'm equal however told or jazeera that at least seventeen of the attackers have been killed there were also according to other sources they were also able to cart that way six vehicles arms and i mean nations and then set fire to the rest they cannot move now this attack is one of five or six attacks that happened in the last one week in northern mali although the rest have not been officially confirmed by the money in authorities however we're seeing increased cooperation and a new coalition between that made up of the two and more up to two and the al qaeda and islamic state and other fringe groups operating in northern mali that resulted
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in an increase in the number of attacks on both civilian and military targets in mali two or three days ago we're seeing how a civilian bus carrying passengers or run over a mine that killed at least twenty thirty people in that incident now it looks like the mud in such security forces unable to control the situation and it looks like things are on the military front it could probably lead to a mali asking for forty assistance to help deal with the rising number of attacks in the north of the country probably we may see a situation like the ones we've seen five six seven years ago when the french led an international coalition to cheese out al qaida and other ophelia to groups in northern mali before things like him down a little bit in that area. and on jurist the inauguration of president hollande hand as has been marred by protests demonstrators say there were irregularities in vote counting that saw hernandez win
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a second term in november beating opposition leader salvador. to home and as more from the capital. inside the national stadium or the range as president one or learn there were none this was sworn in for his second term. outside things were different. it sums up a nation divided by elections in which there were serious irregularities we are demanding our votes be respected we voted and defeated the narco dictator even with all his resources we defeated him you can see the protesters trying to advance on the national stadium but there's a big line of military police aren't letting them get anywhere near and it's turned into a little bit of a pitched battle with tear gas and stones. numbers were way down from the tens of thousands that marks two months ago a sense of futility more than thirty deaths has dampened the spirits of many in his
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speech the president gave the barest of mentions to the crisis agreeing to look at a letter to reform in the future it's dumb or new thought but is why we are prepared to listen to any off without areas because that is the dialogue that will take is to bring conciliation and the healing of the hungry and family yes. he preferred to talk about his plans to resolve poverty and a lack of jobs both grew worse during his first term in other areas he has seen progress he has come to agreements with the international monetary fund. he has good terms with the world bank in good terms with the intermarriage going believe element back that has been very helpful he's also had success in lowering the sky high murder rate. although the security crackdown has also led to alleged human rights abuses and reinforced his reputation as an authority tarion leader on the side of an elite ruling class now his biggest challenge is to prove to him
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durance that he can govern for all john heilemann now does it a to. one of the world's richest man has been freed in saudi arabia after being held for two months on allegations of corruption prince al waleed bin tell all is the latest high profile detainees to be released and hoekstra reports. just hours before billionaire saudi prince and waleed bin talal it 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 in town is one of saudi arabia's most prominent business men and one of the world's richest men but he's been held for more than two months accused of corruption in the interview he described the entire situation as a misunderstanding 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
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we're just in discussion with the government on the various measures and i kind of diverge right now because we are i mean there is a discussion 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 teller's 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 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 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. mr man is having very ambitious economic plan actually three from the
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kingdom so he needs the cash money in order to 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 agree you. a popular base of support for him because all these people are in fact corrupt. intel his family stakes in companies like twitter citi group an apple is estimated to be worth seventeen billion dollars his release could potentially 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 completely undermined big business confidence and investor confidence in saudi arabia in town
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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. as their sled analogise area from fighters to politicians colombia's former fuck rebels begin a new chapter but the public remains skeptical. it's not only the financial markets that are booming i'm rob the bride of the biggest market in traditional chinese medicine that's going through the roof. 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
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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 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's seeing quite a bit of that rain and we'll see more of those showers as we head through monday this time that we push it a bit further towards the north so it looks like jo'burg will be catching them this time and tools of southwest finding kicked.
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and again you're watching al-jazeera mind of the top stories 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 and allowing the bomber to get through security in kabul's most heavily protected area. u.k. based syrian observatory for human rights is accusing the syrian government of breaking a cease fire on a rebel held area of east and go to the group says strikes have killed three people based in twenty four hours after the truce came into effect. on a london and there's has been sworn in as president of honduras for a second term the ceremony was overshadowed by scuffles between security forces and opposition protesters they refused to accept the result of november's disputed election. former leftist rebels in colombia have launched their campaign for upcoming elections with a promise to fight poverty the parliamentary and presidential votes will mark their
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party's election day thousands of members handed in their weapons under a twenty sixteen peace deal with the government. not going up but it's. got as of today i am a candidate for president of the republic representing my posse the fox and i'm committed to head the government of transition to generate the conditions for the birth of a new colombia a government that will for the first time finally represent the needs of the poor in colombia and as i listened to reports the party faces a 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
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this fought the state as a rebel commander the military taught he had died in a two thousand and nine or 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're transitioning into what is a novel path for us. parks party 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 it 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 farkas long history of kidnappings in attacks a slim majority rejected the peace deal in
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a referendum and surveys show little support thirty ex 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 p.c. or i might it be a sign so far to say i was. right church was regarding the stuff they're showing but 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 it will be difficult to translate that into votes i'm sure the fog will be a religion to 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
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unfamiliar stage but whatever happens most colonials hope it will be a win for peace i listen to and get the gist. the czech republic's populist president has been reelected for a second term zaman's campaign was based on an anti immigration platform he narrowly defeated these procure a peon rival draft horse the pro russian incumbent has strong support among rural voters is opponent was largely backed by people in towns and cities thousands of people form of opposition parties took part in anti-government protests in the capital tirana they want the prime minister eddie rama to resign they accuse he isn't ministration of having links to corruption and urbanised crime. really metar has much. from the early morning hours people from many old indian state is thought a gathering here in the center of capital tehran in an under government protest accusing the government of links to the organized crime and calling for his
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resignation the opposition has been preparing for today's protests for a month blaming the government also for the lack of economic development which according to them is the main the reason why so many old binion's are leaving the country on the other hand holding a prime minister he did all my has told for decided not to respond to opposition to allegations political analysts here in tehran us they that there is no evidence that the prime minister is involved in organized crime however they argue that the libyans have many reasons to protest the protest is also considered a test of support for the main opposition democrats who suffered a landslide lost in the last two years parliamentary elections pensions in the political scene could make old binion's road to european union more difficult was granted e.u. candidate status in two thousand and fourteen and hopes to launch negotiations this
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year however during the today's protests no incidents were reported and police security was tight near the main government offices where the rally took place 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 main issues on the agenda and i met at a report some. they come together from all over the continent in the city that give to the concept of african. the issue of independent financing for the african the number of white out informal the organization. and tackling corruption in africa will also dominate discussions here but it's tough to be skeptical. lou list can. you sit here and list and say that again because where is it going to help those who are in this to it's in this what good reading here to get our since all of. the african union will name prison muhammadu
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buhari of nigeria as its first ever and to corruption champion for the year two thousand and eighteen it's an endorsement seen as a ticket condition 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 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 you now wants to hobbits activities bungled by its members the self 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
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programs is a prerequisite which means that we need to create a mindset kind of spirit that there be 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 and fourteen of them are in 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 but still there are problems but africa now is taking its own problems by its own by its own solutions african solution. there will be multiple absentees from the summit this year though zimbabwe's robert mugabe among gloss hall said water till some tools veterans of the struggles of previous both of whom have
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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 the era of the finance chairman of the us republican national committee has resigned after being accused of harassment and sexual assault several women told the wall street journal that steve irwin made unwanted advances and pressured them to perform sex acts when denies the allegations calling them for posterous done easterbrook has more from washington d.c. . well steve wynn said that he was stepping down as finance chairman of the republican national committee because he didn't want to be a distraction to president trump or the party when is a billionaire casino owner who is the latest person to get swept up in the sexual harassment scandal that has been sweeping the u.s. . women and actually president romney had been rivals at one point in the casino
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business when the president trump only can see you know in atlantic city but they were friendly and he was tapped by the president to come on as the finance chairman when the president took office last year but he said that he could not stay on again because he didn't want to be a distraction going into these highly contentious midterm elections coming up in the fall he most recently held fund raising events at the president's mar a lago retreat in florida and had also had a recent fund raising event in new york city but because the republican party had been so critical of the democrats for their close relationship with harvey weinstein when staying on a spine nance chairman just really wasn't possible and so that had a lot to do with him stepping down prisons are preparing for water levels on the center of the two rise and peak at the weekend but this good news the mayor says flooding won't reach the levels experience in twenty sixteen when two people died
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riverside walkways are flooded after weeks of rainfall some key side restaurants have been submerged groundwater has seeped into cellars and forced the closure of a basement at the louvre museum tourist truces have stopped operating until the water subsides. 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 it's even been held by xi jinping as government as the gem of science robin pride reports on the country's biggest traditional medicine in the city of bojo where business has never been better. it's early and the trading hall is packed. wholesale buyers pick over the samples of the plants animal parts and minerals that are the basis for traditional chinese medicine. orders placed here set prices across china. it's always been
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a trader for twenty years has only seen those prices go up ya gotta be alive and ah 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 a share that on the site 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 modern 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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let me 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. 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 mcbride al-jazeera bojo city china.
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the top stories on al-jazeera 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 this is the bomber to get through security in couple's most heavily protected area. 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. and it 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 refused to accept the result of november's disputed election home and as many. many hondurans might not like it but after a turbulent period following the november elections president won and this is now
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beginning his second term now what is he going to do in the next four years we'll hear dress that in his inauguration address he talked about unemployment 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 view thousands of members handed in their weapons under twenty sixteen peace deal with the government 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 its reclaimed control of the base when the world's richest man has been freed in saudi arabia prince our waleed bin talal has been held for two months on corruption allegations he's been
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released after agreeing to a financial settlement. the finance chairman of the us republican national committee has resigned after being accused of harassment and sexual assault several woman told the wall street journal that steve wynn made unwanted advances those are the headlines the news continues people in power is next facing realities growing up when did you realize that you were living in a special place the so-called secret city getting to the heart of the matter the million maher government calls you a pringle the terrorist hear their story on talk to al-jazeera at this time. it's become one of the defining freedoms of all time. a total waste of humanity in search centuries from repression poverty in recent years millions have taken the
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