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soon on a. personal stories of lebanese villages on the border with israel the blue line runs through this period their daily struggles when we go get emergency forces stop us when we go there they shoot at us how to survive and peaceful protests during the interior means the fines and resistance and this meal time it's means nothing at night and freedom life on the edge of cross border tension lebannon living on the blue line at this time on al jazeera. i really felt liberated as a journalist but i was getting to the truth as i would say that's what this job. corruption and conflict high on the agenda is african union leaders hold the annual summit will be live in at a stop. well
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i'm adrian from again this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up pro-democracy groups call for demonstrations as one of hong kong's most prominent activists is barred from standing for election. donald trump calls for decisive action against the taliban after ninety five people were killed in a suicide attack in kabul is most secure district and. i'm lawrence lee with the second of all reports from the ever off river where refugees have accused the greek police of using violence and intimidation to illegally push them back over the river into turkey. to begin in ethiopia where leaders from fifty five african union nations are meeting for the organizations and the old summit corruption conflict and funding
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for the a us some of the issues which are high on the agenda palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas is also attending and is expected to seek the a use support on the palestinian issue and it added reports from at his other book . they come together from all over the continent in the city that give birth to the concept of african unity the issue of independent financing for the african union and white out informal the organization large and tackling corruption in africa will also dominate discussions here but it's tough to be skeptical lou list can you sit in with say that again who goes where is it going to help those who are 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
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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 have 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 there be african union controlled or it's all on development programs twenty eighteen promises to be even more eventful for the
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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 wanted to all these contests it's 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 all solutions africa solution. there will be multiple absentees from the summit this year zimbabwe's robert mugabe among gloss hall said what little some tools veterans of the struggles of the 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. police and russia have rated the moscow
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office of opposition leader alexina valmy ahead of nationwide anti-government protests around he says the police shut down the live feed of his opposition t.v. station where he said that they were looking for a bomb of and he called for demonstrations after he was barred from running in march his presidential election his candidacy was rejected last month over a conviction for a financial crime that he says was politically motivated. u.s. president donald trump has called for decisive action against the taliban claimed responsibility for saturday's suicide bomb attack in afghanistan at least ninety five people were killed in kabul more than one hundred ninety others were injured by explosives that were hidden inside an ambulance the bubble managed to get through security in the city's most heavily protected area more now from al jazeera is jennifer glass in kabul. prison ashraf ghani has declared several days of mourning here in afghanistan you can see the national flag flying at half staff as
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all the flags will be across the country it is to allow at the afghan people to mourn with those killed and injured in that massive bomb attack here in kabul on saturday afternoon the u.s. president has joined the chorus of condemnations from around afghanistan and around the world saying that the united states remains committed to supporting a stable afghanistan and calling on countries to take decisive action against those who support the taliban really a veiled remark to pakistan which the united states and afghanistan accuses of supporting the taliban a charge that islam abroad denies the united states has already stopped hundreds of millions of dollars of aid to pakistan because it's of alleged support of armed groups also in this put six men on the u.s. terror list including a number of pakistani citizens because of their alleged support of the taliban and the question here is what more can be done already airstrikes have more than
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doubled in two thousand and seventeen against the taliban thousands more u.s. troops have come in to support the afghan national security forces president ashraf ghani was meeting with the commander of u.s. forces actually of central command general just a votel he was here in kabul when that attack happened on saturday he reaffirmed the u.s. support for the afghan national security forces and they are out. in full force across the afghan capital today checking cars checking people looking for anyone suspicious as the funerals get underway richard white's is director of the center for political and military analysis of the hudson institute he says the afghan taliban can't be defeated without cooperation from neighboring pakistan i manage in that this may lead to more pressure on pakistan and perhaps russia china and other countries that are close to pakistan to tighten up supplies and support for the
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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 within pakistan strictly the security forces that see it and bandage and having the taliban there is instrumental in india or as a hedge against the the what we 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. one of hong kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists has been barred from standing in
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a by election the government says that child cannot be a candidate because of policies political platform violates the territories electoral rolls twenty one year old is a member of the hong kong group that wants more autonomy from china the decision is seen as the latest move in the government's crackdown against opposition politicians let's go live now to hong kong which is there as the vehicle pollen is that thousands of people to be expected to be rallying today in hong kong why is this so much outrage over this decision. that's right in fact you've been seeing people trickle in to this area this is right in front of the government headquarters here expressing their anger at the decision to bar agnes chao for one thing it's come out of the blue agnus child had expressed her intention to run. weeks before this candidacy was ramping up the campaigning was ramping up and she was seeing quite
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a surge in popularity and so for suddenly to be barred because of a previous manifesto or the government is saying their stance her party stands for more autonomy for hong kong confusing a lot of people and it's also seen as a massive blow to democracy agnes chao had made sure that she had all her papers in order having even given up her british passport to run for these elections so many are seeing this as a government that skews now to ouster or give a reason to now push her aside in favor of her pro-democracy candidate how much so being counted as a story how much support the at this child i mean could she have wanted this byelection. you know adrian she has a lot of support from the younger generation and is not only paunch pro-democracy voters that are backing her she was seen as a fresh face on the scene and she was also comes from the party of joshua wonga
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nathan law both of which were student leaders in the twenty fourteen movement so she her party already had a groundswell of support and she personally was seen as someone who was credible and someone who could actually fill that seat that pro-democracy in the legislative council and many are saying this is the main reason why perhaps the government is a wary offer and wary of her popularity so what's the government saying about. the discontent about its decision and how is it likely to deal with the demonstrations today. today what's most likely is going to happen is you're going to have thousands of people here you can see if you can see further down behind me there are stages set up they'll be speeches from agnes child supporters perhaps i can a child herself what's going to happen is mostly people organizers are saying they
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want a peaceful rally so this will ramp up a little bit later into the evening. people are hoping that the government will hear their anger their opposition against the decision but whether the government will actually listen and do anything about it is the wider question because essentially what happens is the government is just following the beijing government stance and perhaps the beijing government direction so any movement from here on will have to come from there. are many thanks indeed i was there was the vehicle part of my reporting live from hong kong. weather update next here on al-jazeera then fighting breaks out of the southern yemeni city of eighteen as tension rises and falls for the session. from fighters to politicians colombia's former fox rebels begin a beaut chapter but the public is skeptical. welcome
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back we'll stop by look at the weather across southeastern parts of asia where we've seen some really heavy rain going across parts of the philippines of last twenty four hours that's an extreme rainfall total of two hundred forty five millimeters but it has been very very white now in the forecast it looks as though that circulation is moving away so it's certainly going to improve across a good part of the philippines elsewhere across the region cherries nothing remarkable a few showers affects a malaysian borneo java timor seen some showers and then up through the jury not too bad singapore kuala lumpur a lot of dry weather some showers around the gulf of thailand but across much of thailand but bangkok included looks they should be largely dry down into a straight in we've got the trough of low pressure across northern parts of australia and the the extending all the way out into the south pacific and we've seen some very large rainfall totals darwin airport for instance and all the way
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across in the solomon islands so as you look at the forecast we're going to see a further heavy rain across those same areas the next twenty four hours looking pretty warm still from melbourne sydney twenty eight degrees pretty unsettled across western parts of australia for the most part some heavy rain here could cause some localized flooding but it should be dry and fine in perth with the mice and temperature twenty seven. from satellite technology to three d. printing and recycled waste to solar powered classrooms africa is transforming young innovators are propelling change building communities creating employment and solving problems their challenging systems and shaping you want it's about creative thinkers shaping their continence future innovate africa at this time on al-jazeera
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. well again the top stories this hour on al jazeera corruption and conflict are set to top the agenda of the meeting of the african union leaders from the fifty five member nations are gathering for the annual summit in ethiopia's capital at a subtle but. one of hong kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists has been barred from standing for election the government says the act this child cannot be a candidate in a by election because her party's political platform violates the territories electoral laws charles ponzi wants more autonomy from china. and u.s. president donald trump is calling for decisive action against the taliban after the
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group claimed responsibility for some states suicide attack in kabul at least ninety five people were killed more than one hundred ninety others injured when the bomber detonated explosives inside an ambulance. several people have been killed in fighting between armed groups in the yemeni city of aden that there are reports of heavy gunfire in the southern port city separatists allied with the united arab emirates of all it's with the saudi backed government of president robert months or hadi the groups want control of yemen's southern region. syrian activists are accusing the government of violating a cease fire in eastern guta the civil defense group known as the white helmet say that eight people have been killed since the deal came into effect on saturday and friday syria's opposition confirmed that is it to received an offer from russia for a cease fire deal the area is the last remaining rebel stronghold near the capital damascus. turkey's military says that it's killed nearly five hundred kurdish y p g
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fighters in the past week in northern syria it says the fighters who it calls terrorists have been neutralized a campaign to take after the figures have been independently verified and don't include civilian deaths the syrian observatory for human rights says that thirty eight civilians have been killed turkey's military is trying to drive out kurdish fighters from the border area refugees trying to enter greece through northern land through its northern land border with turkey have told al-jazeera that they've been threatened and forced to go back in breach of international humanitarian law they say that it happened near the everest river which flows from over one hundred fifty kilometers from ball garia to the mediterranean the greek police have denied the allegations al-jazeera is laurence leamer reports now from northern greece. from the hills of northern greece the places in turkey where refugees hide out before
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trying to cross easy to see the crossing countries means crossing the intimidating river its ease the greece turkey border and more refugees are attempting this route even though they know how dangerous cities. even outside the risk of drowning or dying of cold in these huge empty spaces any number of refugees have told us that been threatened and forcibly turned around by greek police acting infiltration with frontex the european union's border agency. this eighteen year old syrian was in a smugglers' boats with his younger sister it was sort of intimate that the police came up to us in the boat they told us you can't cross and they made us turn around these two traffickers claim they witnessed a boat load of passengers being shot at from the greek side and i could with part of it dedicated they saw the greek military they threw themselves back into the dinghy and started going back but the greeks shot three bullets into the dinghy and it started to sink one of them didn't know how to swim if his friend hadn't helped him he would have drowned. is this syrian actually got a cross walk miles to
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a village before being stopped at a row checkpoint kid in therapy they said you're arab and you look like you're going to go to europe they looked around our whole group of nine and took us all off the bus they didn't beat us up but they took us back to the river of buses in a boat back to the turkish military police and. all of those things are illegal under international law increasingly though it looks like europe has given up worrying about such things. the european commission more grief and pushback were legal as long ago in two thousand and thirteen but since then greece itself hungary bowl garia slovenia all built fences to keep refugees out and many other countries simply closed their borders and the european commission did absolutely nothing about its greece with the thoughts of everybody else is there and yes they want to wait. the police who previously given us access to their fence and border patrols gave us a statement denying that they turn any refugees around and claim their priority is
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human dignity but human rights advocates say they know pushbacks happen all the time and accuse the greek government of breaking international law is only one choice. to follow the no if if you start by passing a law means that your rule of law system is collapsing in these the problem with that goes together with a refugee crisis as we call it goes into refugees garcias interception crises and the rule of law crisis for europe the river itself is regarded as a military zone on both sides it's also so remote there is no scrutiny of law enforcement what is undeniable is the refugees have died in large unreported numbers trying to get across this intimidating specialism and there is no safe route whatsoever to europe on the land border for people seeking asylum and safety from. rossley al-jazeera only ever to. join us again on monday to see
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the next of lawrence special reports on the refugee crisis he'll be in the city of thessalonica in greece where the local government is struggling to cope with a surge in refugee numbers. spain's top court has ruled that capital early as former leader colors pushed him on must attend parliament if he wants to get permission to form a new government the judges said the tuesday session of the catalan parliament will be suspended if pushed amount is reelected without being in the chamber he's been living in exile in brussels toba is wanted on charges of sedition and rebellion spearheading a succession referendum in october. it could be more flooding in paris this weekend as the same river continues to rise but the french capital's mayor says the conditions were be as bad as in twenty sixteen when two people died weeks of rainfall flooded riverside walkways and restaurants the louvre museum the basement has been closed and tourist boats of stopped operating until the water subsides.
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in my example the flood is less significant in terms of the volume of rising water compared to that turkey in twenty sixteen because currently we are at five point seven one meter is and we should peak between five point eight and six meters maximum in the water levels in twenty sixteen great six point ten meters so a little less considerable but nevertheless very impacting particularly for economic activity is linked to the river the fires chairman of the u.s. republican national committee has resigned over allegations of harassment and sexual assault several women told the wall street journal that steve wynn had made unwanted advances and pressured them to perform sex acts when denies the allegations calling them preposterous because senior tycoon led fundraising efforts during donald trump's first year in office more now from diane estabrook in washington. well steve wynn said that he was stepping down as finance chairman of
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the republican national committee because he didn't want to be a distraction to president trump or the party when it 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 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
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been so critical of the democrats for their close relationship with harvey weinstein when staying on a spine announced chairman just really wasn't possible and so that had a lot to do with him stepping down ecuador says it's working with neighboring colombia to investigate two separate explosions on saturday a bomb went off near a police station in the north of ecuador close to its border with colombia a second attack outside a police station in the colombian city of bam in cuba killed at least five policemen and wounded forty two others it's not known if the two attacks linked. rebels in colombia of launched a campaign for upcoming elections with a promise to fight poverty the parliamentary and presidential votes that party's election day view thousands of former firefighters has it in their weapons hundred twenty sixteen piece to you. so you. got as of today i am
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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 a government that will for the first time finally represent the needs of the poor in colombia he says. he reports from bogota the former rebels face an uphill struggle to convince voters it's still dark on the southern tip of but with as form a fight gravel now a political candidate by iran yet those approaches workers and their long commute into town were 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 fourth estate there's a rebel commander the military taught he had died in a two thousand and nine with barton 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
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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 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 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 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 peace
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. sign so far. the record will stop there showing that the party folks their candidates will win way beyond that. analysts say they will have a hard time overcoming people's distrust 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 really big 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 listener and the. rights groups have. tested outside the trump international hotel in washington d.c.
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they say they want to highlight the importance of inclusive policies before the u.s. president's first state of the union address tuesday a spokeswoman for one group's that they feared the normalization of sexual harassment of donald trump remained in office. hackers have stolen the five hundred thirty million dollars from koin check one of asia's leading crypto currency exchange companies it's the largest ever digital currency hack of its kind the japanese firm has since restricted trading and withdrawals of the digital currency that is n e m. some scientists in the west have long disputed the therapeutic value of traditional chinese medicine but it seems that it's growing in popularity both at home and abroad. mcbride reports now from the country's biggest traditional medicine market in the city of bojo where businesses that have been better. it's early and the trading hall is packed. wholesale buyers pick over the samples of the
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plants animal parts and minerals that are the basis for traditional chinese medicine. orders placed here set prices across china. so each you've been a trader for twenty years has only seen those prices go up ya gotta be alive and 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 thank hand or 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
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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 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 due to our complimentary 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 the bride al-jazeera bojo city
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china. it's everywhere the savory and again here in doha the top stories on al-jazeera leaders from the fifty five member nations of the african union are gathering for the annual summit in ethiopia's capital and from where i have it out are reports of all the would be discussing corruption one of the biggest problems afflicting almost and continent but key in the discussions that will happen here today on moral issues or institutional on financial reform all that up to. how can the organization representing the five african countries be more robust and also how can it be ruled by its own members one of hong kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists has been barred from standing for elections the
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government says that agnes child cannot be a candidate in a byelection because her party's political platform violates the territories electoral laws china's party wants more autonomy from china police in russia have raided the moscow office of opposition leader alexina valmy ahead of a nationwide anti-government protests the valley says that the least shut down the live feed of his opposition t.v. station police say they were looking for a bomb the valley call for demonstrations after he was barred from running in march his presidential election. u.s. president donald trump is calling for decisive action against the taliban after the group claimed responsibility for saturday's suicide attack in kabul at least ninety five people were killed more than one hundred ninety others injured when the bomber detonated explosives that were inside an ambulance several people have been killed during fighting between of the groups in the city of eight separatists allied with the u.a.e. a bit at odds with the saudi backed government of president robert months off. of
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syrian activists are accusing the government of violating a cease fire in eastern guta the civil defense group that has the white helmets says eight people have been killed since the deal came into effect also today there's the headlines that is continues here on al-jazeera after innervate africa next. doing this for the benefit of sudan people so bad they see the importance of. witness documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. this is innovate africa a new series highlighting innovation and creativity across a continent that is on the rise. today an innovator africa solar powered taking high tech teaching to south african townships they are. all learning to cook my own using low cost tablets to bring local content to primary schools in kenya
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