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five which. has never been this risky. but nothing can stop them in their tracks chasing the american dream escaping poverty but the illegal route is their only option and their hope for a better life can lead them into trouble braving tough conditions gambling with the law they'll put their lives in danger just to hurt them the mosquitoes the distillate on al-jazeera. zero. hello i'm maryam namazie this is the news hour live from london coming up the deputy director of the f.b.i.
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resigns andrew mccabe had been accused of bias by president trump. syrian warplanes mount a major attack on rebel territory killing at least twenty people as russian brokered peace talks start but without the opposition. colombia's president puts peace talks with rebels on hold after a string of attacks killed seven police offices. and deep sea politics the chinese research expedition that's making waves with scientists in the philippines. in sport but communities city is on its way to major league soccer in the united states the former england captain officially kicks off as yet unnamed teen in miami . welcome to the program on top story the deputy director of the f.b.i. is stepping down from his post. had been accused of bias by
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a president trump is resigning several weeks ahead of his planned retirement date in march trump's criticized him several times in the past accusing him of supporting hillary clinton in the two thousand and sixteen election. we've seen the numerous ports as all of you have and any specifics i can tell you none of this decision was made by that of the white house in any specifics i would refer you to the f.b.i. who i believe will be making a statement later today to see that the white house was not involved in the decision be clearly the president seemed to be involved in a public relations campaign against. look at the president stands by his previous comments but in terms of the situation today as i just said we've seen the reports just as all of you have we don't have any specific comments and i would refer you to the f.b.i. for any specifics on the things that are taking place today. i over the latest let's go to alan fischer in washington so ok as we had that from sarah huckabee sound as not a great deal of it and ventilation surrounding why precisely mccain has done this
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at this point in time but all you hearing anything as to why he stepped down. well this has been a long running event essentially in washington as we wait for andrew mccabe donald trump has criticized them in tweets several times the problem is that under mccabe's wife run for office in virginia as a democrat she received a number of political contributions not least from terry mcauliffe who was the then governor of virginia and very close to the clintons in fact run hillary clinton's presidential campaign back in two thousand and eight he was then involved in investigating hillary clinton's use of a private server to send e-mails and donald trump felt that that was wrong no mccabe eventually recused himself from that investigation but then he was involved in the investigation into possible collusion between donald trump's campaign and the russians and he didn't recuse himself from not no as far as donald trump is
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concerned that shows that he should not have been involved in any way and stands up the narrative that he is weaving that this is a political witch hunt by the democrats and the washington of poorest reported earlier this month that when mccabe met donald trump in the white house donald trump asked him who did you vote for in the last election to keep said that he didn't vote and voting record suggest that he did vote in the primary for a republican but he did not vote in the general election that he was due to step down in march anyway he will still leave the f.b.i. in in march but is essentially being sidelined from everything it may well be that because of the pressure from the white house he wasn't involved in any ongoing discussions he wasn't involved in any ongoing investigations and so he's made this decision just to walk away for the time being stay on the payroll but leave come march but there are democrats who say that the president should not be putting pressure on the justice department which essentially has oversight of the f.b.i. and by extension the f.b.i.
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and so even though the white house is saying we had nothing to do with this we think the number of tweets that donald trump specifically mentioning andrew mccabe probably didn't help and something that the president should be involved in. right so then could this have any impact or implications on the investigation and alleged collusion between trump and the russians. well donald trump wants this to look as if it is a political collusion with the democrats and the f.b.i. and saw that's the narrative that he is painting and he believes that with andrew mccabe going that will just help to prove his case to the wider public no you have to remember that jim comey who was the f.b.i. director he has been fired for his involvement in the case jeff sessions because he was a member of the come the trump campaign team he has recused himself he is the current attorney general and no we have someone else who has essentially been involved in the investigation who has walked away and that can sands many democrats they are
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saying that is a problem here that donald trump is trying to put pressure on the justice department to shape an inquiry that he's no real power over and robert mueller should be allowed to continue his job no you remember that just last week we were talking about chris for a story don't don't mcgann who is the white house counsel threatened to resign if donald trump fired robert miller because that was a discussion that was being held in the white house so what are the political implications of this well we'll find out in the days and weeks to come but certainly democrats are not happy with donald trump meanwhile republicans are saying mccain should have gone a lot earlier than this because he was compromised because of his wife's political leanings thanks very much and fresh air in washington. well out of our other top story syrian warplanes have launched a fierce offensive on the rebel held province of idlib killing at least twenty people women and children are among the dead mourners has a saying the jets targeted a market and then a hospital full of people wounded in the early a strike meanwhile
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a russian brokered cease fire on the edge of the capital damascus seems to have collapsed activists are reporting several truce violations by government forces besieging eastern guta at least eight people have died russia has also launched a diplomatic push to end the war have seen a new round of talks in sochi the un is there but the main syrian opposition group is boycotted the meetings saying it only recognizes the u.n. sponsored geneva process the codes to control almost twenty percent of syrian territory are also refusing to attend they are the focus of a turkish military operation now in northern syria with ankara saying that the fight has on terrorists al jazeera stephanie deck reports from the town of killie's on the turkey syria or dead. there's just been incoming from syria into turkey we were actually preparing for a live when we heard a whiz over our heads. and then we saw the smoke landing around five hundred meters from our position well the police have now come
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to inspect the crater this is a reminder of course that this is an act of conflict and there are consequences for these border towns these border cities kilis has had rockets and shells land here before also the one day on the other side of the border are the people that residents that we've spoken to here will tell you that they are concerned they're used to it because i still was here just a couple of years ago along the border and there was this kind of tense situation as well but one gentleman we spoke to yesterday said he was worried and he was already know it is most wife and children away you can see people are tense and they want us to move on or france and britain say they will not take days peace talks in sochi because they are not part of a un process or a challenge has more now on the discussions in sochi on monday. well the news earlier on monday the another group of opposition figures was going to be staying away from such a really exposes i think the short comings of this congress russia has tries to
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make this as inclusive as possible inviting people and groups from across the syrian cultural religious and political spectrum so the robot is here that really gives the these there are sunnis and shias alawite various different political platforms including the moscow platform the rest on a platform but there are a few notable exceptions now those are the s.n.c. the syrian that negotiation committee which has said that it will stay away from sochi believing that this is undermining the geneva process the kurdish groups such as the why p.g. they're not here really that they consider it to start. grata by turkey of essentially being shut out but i think they want to come anyway because of what's going on in africa and so this all basically steers sort she towards the moscow and damascus perspective on the syrian conflict the upshot of this congress is likely
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to be the endorsement of of a new what they're calling a constitutional committee made up supposedly all of the syrian government on one side and opposition representatives on the other but if the main groups of the opposition are not here then this allows damascus to essentially say that the opposition groups boycotting sochi boycotting this process are saboteurs of peace the big question of course is where the u.n. stands on the of this and whether stefan dimiss store will approve of these measures and not allow this to filter in to the geneva process the russians believe that he is on board rafters wait to see whether the u.s. that suggests that it's confirmed or not. well i'm joined now by summit elections and terrorism and security studies and king's college here in london thanks very much for taking the time to come to speak to us so is there any advantage in the
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a stand up process if it's to bring the syrian conflict to an end well what it shows of course is russia it's and seems impose itself on the process i think we can summarize what's happening as being a piece of the military men some has been behind russia and its ally the assad regime for at least a couple of years now remember aleppo fell in. twenty sixteen thereabouts when the massive offensive happens more or less since that point onwards the russians are of course looking for a way to transform their short sharp military intervention into what could be construed as a relative success but a sad governments terms that's really what this is about is it really as simple as that because perhaps others would say the. that there are limits to how the assad regime responds to russian pressure yes i mean the reality of course is whether that can actually come to something that has form and shape in regards to the situation on the ground in syria there may be
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a degree of tension in terms of trying to limit own aspiration he at one point said i want to retake all of syria from the rebels whether very competitive impulses from your amiens who have provided has been lost support to help assad this far the russians who provide the air power it's a pretty ramshackle correlation that they've got going they do have military mentum on their sides and what they also have is a degree of subjugation of the u.n. process the geneva process death and de mistura talks which now have a very difficult is the word subjugation yes well i think they are now following the pace and the possible ability for the sort she talks and he started talks different cities in which these talks have occurred to be able to say something relatively tangible about what a future syria might look like what sort of steps might be taken there how what do you read into the mysterious presence there what i suspect will happen is the u.n.
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won't be written out the script entirely what is likely to be able to offer a guest a technical expertise around things like oversight of elections certainly dealing with refugee issues and i think there will be a role cast with the u.n. with regard to those sorts of things been terms of the u.n. shaping the nature of the political deals that arise at the at the hopefully the end of this conflict i can't see the u.n. having much of a stake there at all but some in theory thank you very much for sharing your analysis with us. oil watching the news hour live from london much more to tell you about a mother's tears for her lost daughter an exclusive report from bangladesh on the trafficking of refugees. i'm sure abraham's the only moment in terms of very. there were some of the u.s. his first steel mills were established one year old. lived up to his promise to make american industry great. and in sport a baseball team drops its controversial logo we'll have the details on that story
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and andy. colombia's president suspended peace talks with a rebel group after a string of bombings at the weekend that left seven policemen dead the west. killed five offices and injured more than forty others talks have been going on since february to try to end five decades of violence. and what are people saying about why decided to suspend the talks now and whether they're likely to be revived again. well maryam after days of latest string of attacks this season by president santos is overwhelmingly here seen as inevitable there was really no other option for the president that he's under
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a lot of criticism in particular by conservative politicians here too and these talks for good that's because the situation has been. rating since the end of what had been a very successful and he story ceasefire between the governments and the land in the last three months of two thousand and seventeen that's obviously not the case anymore and a year and restarted an offensive in different parts of the country in this attack in a major city at a police station in the coastal city of but in kiev was truly seen as the last straw and so the truth is that everybody here is starting to be very pessimistic about the possibility of these talks to continue and yet we know that president made with the airline a key priority why have these talks proved so much more difficult than the process which took place with the revolutionary armed forces of colombia over.
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well president clinton's is of course nobel peace prize winner he has take this legacy on who clearly in colombia and through the civil conflict here he's been successful with the feyerick about it it has proven way more difficult with a year and it's centrally because they have very different beliefs from the farka they work in a different matter they're not as very fifty as the fark was in what we've seen throughout the year of the negotiations with the u.n. is the fact that the central command there is not in control of all of the groups that make up this organization and more and more of their leadership in the region are deciding to bet against this peace negotiations are continuing to attack against the infrastructure against security forces in the country and putting
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countries in a very very difficult position for the stocks to continue thank you very much from bogota yes he bring us the latest on those talks which have now been suspended at least thirty six people have been killed in the yemeni city of aden in two days of violent clashes the prime minister says separatists have been trying to mount a coup the international committee of the red cross has posted a video online of the agency's head of mission to aid in explaining the current situation. we are going through it quite a bit. since the yesterday. quite a lot of but. mainly a little bit. of the maybe you can be send back some shootin in the soap is what we are living with us here in what we are doing in the us i see i still use to get in touch with the parties that are conducting one to the other and maybe focusing on health because i want the kids and health the
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way i see it is because in society we are managing this image this gets to the. movie that we speak out as well unfortunately this issue to somebody past the same person we are now talking to different people or different parties or people that are being taken in relation with this conflict remain in them that these people are for combat and they have to be respected and they have to be visited one of these things by the i.c.r.c. when the situation gets better well there's been more violence elsewhere in yemen as well with government forces battling against another group of. some of the jobs they had reports. fighting has intensified in the city of thais in central yemen government forces have been fighting who the rebels who are aligned with iran since two thousand and fifteen the saudi led coalition
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backs the government but fighters and guys say they're exhausted and not getting the help they need they say military aid is being provided on the basis of their alliance with members of the coalition some say the gauge go into the u.a.e. give them more supplies that. had been receiving the required support the city would have been liberated by now so apart from whatever military gear we have the army and resistance are barely surviving we are abandoned by the coalition and we do not know the reasons this. has not been liberated till now due to the local enthusiasm on the part of the coalition ties residents are capable to liberate the city not time to receive military and financial support. aid organizations including the red crescent say their staff are stranded oxfam says it has closed its office. but there isn't the only place where conflicting interests within the saudi led coalition have emerged this is a gym where the airport remains closed for
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a second day prime minister ahmed bin that has visited his office after his troops took back control of government buildings from southern secessionists that accuse the separatists of mounting a coup reinforcements from beyond were able to secure some areas but sporadic fighting continues. there is no difference between the who these and anyone else who rebels against a legitimate government no matter who they are if he's not with the legitimate government then he's rebelling against it and considered an enemy to the entire country. but it's not as simple because the fighting sides are supported by members of the same coalition saudi arabia backs government forces in this session this are allies of the united arab emirates many in a didn't have traditionally supported the idea of a separate state similar to the structure before yemen's unification in one nine hundred ninety. and there you go lemme tell me and we want a civilian government a government of law a government made according to the principles of the southern transition council. the internationally recognized government buildings are the arabia and united arab
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emirates to fight the who feeds but since two thousand and fifteen the gulf region is poorest country has suffered from the world's largest cholera outbreak and almost half of the country lives in famine like conditions. and there seems to be no into the fighting some of the job aid are there. i still says it was behind the attack on a military academy in afghanistan's capital kabul eleven soldiers were killed and sixteen others injured in the gun battle navy marshal for him national defense university five of the attackers were also killed the same site was the target of a suicide bombing in october in which fifteen offices died the united states ambassador to the united nations nikki haley has taken members of the u.n. security council on a tour of washington d.c. among the highlights a look at the iranian missiles and equipment she unveiled in december as alleged evidence of to iran's violations of security council resolutions and diplomatic
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editor james bass has more from the white house. but on usual trip to washington for the u.n. security council ambassador nikki haley the u.s. ambassador presenting them with evidence to try and sway them in their views about iran she took them to a military base on the edge of washington d.c. showed them fragments of a missile which she and saudi arabia says was far that riyadh and is of iranian origin and she's trying to persuade the security council to take tougher action against iran she's also brought them here to the white house where they are meeting president trump he's talked about the threat from iran and also about the situation in afghanistan and we'll also discuss what more we can do to defeat the taliban i don't see any talking taking place i don't think we're prepared to talk right now. oh all different fight over there they're killing people left and right innocent
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people are being killed left and right compare those comments with what ambassador haley's said on the seventeenth of january we think that the taliban coming to the table is very important it appears president trump has changed strategy here we all assumed in the past that the strategy was putting pressure militarily on the taliban to force them to the table that now seems to have changed all in all the developments donald trump is preparing to give his first state of the union address one of his big campaign promises was to bring back steel to the u.s. which is seen a sharp decline and job losses recently as shabba tanti has traveled to rural pennsylvania by support for trump was strong in the twenty sixteen election see if the president has kept his promise. pennsylvania hadn't chosen a republican president since one thousand nine hundred eighty eight but thanks in part to support from rural communities where the steel industry still clings on donald trump flipped the state in twenty six to the collapse of the industry was
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devastating but u.s. steel's clanton coke plant remains the largest coke plant in the u.s. and at the local union hall john mclaughlin explains that it was to safeguard the plants future but he voted for trump under every president we've taken a hit republican democrat and the trade agreements both parties have to agree to it i wanted something different donald trump was clear when he was campaigning is going to bring he'll back. and trump won here because of his stated opposition to trade deals that lead to a lot of cheap imported steel and his pledge to investigate whether the u.s. is reliance on steel imports is a threat to u.s. national security but a decision on that speech may still be several months away the white house is reported to be split on the issue at the clinton you know all the disappointments not least because while the white house has a tate's steel imports have soared i thought it would have been done a little summer make a decision but overseas they know this might become an artist dump and even more
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will jones didn't vote for trump we're still flatline might not i mean since the election but then he never trusted trump he was willing to retain some hope that hasn't yet been justified. and other than you know money but money. for the top. several times over the last year don't trump has touted his job creation skills only for job losses soon to fall or the most infamous example is the carrier factory in indiana kariya will never leave but since then hundreds of workers have quietly been laid off from the plant as jobs moved elsewhere. as the president of the clinton branch of the united steelworkers that's true it seems to be his nature. there's still hope in the moment but having been failed by both the democrats and republicans in the past if trump's words turn out to be empty they say it's nothing new but you have
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to remember one thing we've been promised a lot of things over the years that nobody has ever come through with the progress has been pledged to revitalize communities here in the moment valley with ambitious plans to refashion them as hubs for twenty first century jobs but by pledging to return them to a heyday not seen for seventy years for many here it was worth a try however improbable. pennsylvania. egyptian authorities have extended the detention of al-jazeera saying for the eleventh time be held for an extra forty five days without trial it's now been more than a year since he was arrested and jailed in egypt is saying is accused of broadcasting false news despite chaos and al-jazeera strongly denying it. you're watching the news hour much more still ahead for you looking at how the security of u.s. soldiers across the world could be at risk because of a popular fitness out to fight obesity. fifty five african nations meet to talk
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corruption and conflict across the continent but has any progress been made. and in sports former world number one golfer jason day's title drought finally comes to an end and you'll tell us more later. the in. the in. hello there the majority of the weather over a year is in the north of the moment it gradually is working its way down into the eastern parts of europe as well but it's this region where we're seeing most of the wintry weather on tuesday and some of it will be very heavy the system they gradually begins to break up as we head into wednesday so less intense snowstorms here but instead we've got another weather system that's working its way in from the atlantic heavy rain out of this and snow where it's hitting that cold air over
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scandinavia so mild in the west there we're looking at eleven degrees as a maximum in paris nine in london further south is largely fine and dry sixteen is the maximum in athens but towards the southwest we've had rather more active weather over parts of southern spain in fact for some of us in america the winds have been so strong that they have brought down some trees now the storm responsible is this one here and it's gradually now tracking its way towards the west still going to be a sublime the weather as we head through the next few days strong winds then over parts of morocco on tuesday on the southern parts of spain just about into portugal as well seventeen the maximum in revenge but in the rain gets going once more as we head into wednesday so heavy downpours this time on the border of algeria and morocco some snow over the atlas mountains as well and it certainly won't be warmer about alltop temperature of fifteen.
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i don't want to live in the world where everything is designed in california to me china. is in my hands of the corporation the only way to be subversive is to be able to control the technology to let my small bands he has built a chip that anyone can to build and nothing to make it cheaper to cost like a piece of spearheading a global movement to democratize technology to meet your makeup part of the rubber game series at this time on al-jazeera. the most memorable moments with al-jazeera was when i was on air as hosni mubarak fell with the crowds in tahrir square to offer. if something happens anywhere in the world al-jazeera is in place we're able to cover this like no other news organizations. were able to do it properly. and that is our strength.
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back you at the news outlets update you on stories making headlines the deputy director of the f.b.i. is stepping down earlier than planned he had been accused of bias by president trump syrian warplanes launch a fifth have launched a fierce offensive on the rebel held province of as russia talks to try to end the conflicts. in colombia has put peace talks with the men on hold. after a string of attacks killing seven police offices. now in bangladesh range of muslims fleeing neighboring myanmar being increasingly targeted by human traffic as
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at refugee camps in this exclusive report al jazeera has been speaking to men who were involved in smuggling girls out of the country as well as the family of one of the girls from could see. our correspondent charles stratford reports. oh my darling daughter she cries. she asks me when we talk oh mother what shall i do now how can i come back to you how will you get me out of india to be with you again. loyal to consume says her daughter years mean was thirteen years old when she was snatched by a man in the refugee camp and smuggled to india that was three years ago no yonah and the as mean fled the military crackdown in myanmar in two thousand and twelve. says the trafficker was arrested in india and yes men was rescued her daughter is living at a safe house for other trafficking victims in kolkata be on wall street the
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ridenour of citizenship in one thousand nine hundred to be the noyon no or yes mean have passports so they cannot be reunited with a owner says every month she saves a little money to chance with her daughter for a few minutes on the phone. only go to those the pain i experience every day she says i don't have money to go to india my daughter warns mabel to try and cross into india without a passport. my own story is built on coleman in the ricky refugee camps rights groups say that trafficking gangs have thrived in the ranger refugee camps here in bangladesh for years but the recent arrival of more than six hundred fifty thousand new refugees means the situation is getting even worse now we met a traffic and he told us that men come from outside the camps they pay range of families for their daughters promising them work for the girls often never seen again. we sit by the road in the men come to us the man tells me they also
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because if we can get the helpless type of people families are ready to provide goes because they don't have enough food. the man says men all from the specifically want girls of a certain age he says they pay the families around five thousand talking about sixty dollars for each go. for the girls around twelve to fourteen years old he says they tell me they have difficulty with their domestic work at their homes they say they need someone to cook for them. the man tells me he has stopped providing the main with goals now and only trafficked a few young women. when the parents come to find me that i have to highlight he explains. they want to informational their daughters but i have no information. the un's refugee agency is trying to help noyo to be reunited with her daughter but
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he says only the band with dish all sorts has to make a decision. leona says yes me never met her father because he died before she was pulled was she is afraid she herself may die without ever seeing us meet again as i there was. i want nothing more than like daughter she says it would be so kind if you if you could get your daughter back well yes i mean is a piece with my whole. child strafford al-jazeera problem or a future camp run with the. fog and has called for an immediate inquiry into water and scientific tests in which monkeys and humans are exposed to tall toxic fumes a report says the german comic commission the studies along with dima and b.m.w. germany's government has called the tests on justifiable dominic kane is in berlin with the latest. the revelations about the extent of the testing that was performed
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have been a shock to many in germany certainly in the political class of criticism from across the board from social democrats christian democrats about what had taken place and why it took place in the first place the spokesman for and kill america condemned what had taken place and the person directly responsible for transport in this country the minister responsible gave a very strong reaction to what he had heard about what had taken place. that i strongly condemn the exhaust test on animals and humans which according to available information have been done on behalf of the automotive industry i have no understanding for all that these tests were intended only to promote car manufacturers we cannot and will not accept this this shows the trust in companies and in the auto industry is once again being damaged the central issue of air pollution in germany and how it is tested is something of a bubble bath of this current coalition government which has already admitted that it may miss the sort of targets it has set its mind to achieving regarding air
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pollution regarding the amount of emissions in the atmosphere the point to make is that the german government's failure in this regard is matched by eight other countries across the european union who will all have to meet tomorrow in brussels to discuss how they go about reducing emissions in their countries down to levels that are not as harmful to humans and others and other and animals as well clearly given the nature of this sort of topic so news such as that which is happening now does not reflect well the point to make also is that the car manufacturers concerned have distanced themselves from the test that took place and have said that they they categorically condemn all animal abuse. now fitness tracking companies traveler has defended its publication of heat maps that can reveal sensitive military positions interactive maps that track the progress of run as a cyclist on devices like that can now also show the locations of top secret bases
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governments around the world are now contemplating bans on fitness track as to prevent future breaches to take a closer look at the implications of using these devices what it all means i'm joined by nicholas reiss the associate director of the control risks especially security consultancy thank you very much for coming in to speak to us how serious is the security risk from the exposure of this type of information words the exposure of personal data in general here in particular we're looking at potentially some degree of military secrets being suppose for more broadly when we look at personal information being processed on a day to day basis there's a range of different implications it really depends on the risk or the impact that that kind of revelation can have so the location of a particular individual may be something useful for a criminal to be able to track the location of a particular military base may be very useful from an intelligence perspective but also the location of say where you go shopping may be useful from
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a cop marketing perspective so really depends on the type of information we're looking at and who's using it for the app has a heat map which is uses jogging routes and this is the thing that has been that everyone's been really talking about it's been a subject for debate where abouts in the world is this likely to be most distinctive or dangerous. i think the two questions are different the distinctiveness stems from where there is perhaps less connected devices and we know that in western countries and more developed economies there is an increasingly large number of connected devices at all times and so data points at all times and it becomes a lot more difficult to. story identifying patterns that stand out of the ordinary when you're looking at major cities like london new york where a certain segment of the population will have access to the. activity just kind of happens everywhere it's widespread yeah absolutely these devices don't just track
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necessarily when you're running but g.p.s. devices tend to be on when you're driving when you're maybe walking around in the city if it's a watch that you're wearing so the patterns become a lot more stand out a lot more when we're looking at areas where there is either less connected devices or where there is less population overall and the thing that is feeling the most debate is how a floor in this i mean some people see it as a flaw that reveals like ation data and joking routes of active military personnel could have been of a look to something gone wrong and i don't think it's a flaw in the add this is essentially design that these services have and it's down to both the users and also the companies that may be allowing their users to have these insights where they maybe shouldn't to establish policies and really to raise awareness amongst the years i think it came off as quite a surprise to a lot of people that this kind of information was available and was out there and so it's about because we're now more and more in a world where there are so many different types of connected devices it's about
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bringing up that education and awareness to know what kind of data is being processed by whom and for what purpose nicholas rice from control risks thank you. the today african union summit has just closed an ethiopian capital addis ababa representatives from fifty five african nations have been focusing on tackling corruption and conflict across the continent and as a hermit it does reports the leaders have also been discussing different ways to fund the african union. the african union summit ended without tough warning to those fighting in the conflict in south sudan an african union chairman most affected mohamad say see it's time to slap sanctions on anyone broken piece in the country. u.n. secretary general antonio terrace well tended the summit promised support for the african union can put the warring parties on religious belief in history there is a very strong commitment to each of you if you do both those key to getting the
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success of the legalization form illusion to be seen but also to be sure this is an increase in spending and people's lives to be subjugated communist eating it wasn't the only conflict discussed at the summit though the war in libya the fight against boko haram in was the fricker and conflict in the eastern democratic republic of congo all debated by the you peace and security council on somalia the pan african bodies hoping the u.n. security council listens to its calls for an extension of the monday of its flagship peacekeeping mission obvious on beyond. a hasty withdrawal the you fees could open the door to a takeover of the somali capital mogadishu behind a call full of all the african union headquarters itself a gift from the tiniest government african leaders this cost the need to do away
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with the beginning bulls and i think this thing we want to see an african union fully funded by its members and i've devised the plump up calls on member states to live in zero point two percent on imports to fund the union but sulfide just twenty one of the fifty five member states have implemented it and this is a form is existential for the organization unless we can fund own organization well no right. to ask foreign taxpayers to fund the african union one president paul kagame has taken over the leadership of the u. general assembly he's expected to use easy the hard to push through the agenda he developed for a more independent a you on the theme of the summit tackling rampant corruption in africa leaders named nigerian president obama to body as a useful and to corruption champion it's a move seen as
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a recognition of his efforts to fight graft in nigeria mohamed atta al-jazeera at a subway theo. all news from the philippines now why they have been protests against a chinese research expedition to an underwater region called and rise it's an important marine area in the philippines seen with untapped resources and the un has declared that it belongs to the philippines jamil island dugan explains. in two thousand and twelve the united nations confirmed that the bene rise is part of the philippines there are tree it's an undersea plateau located on the country's eastern coast it's at the center of the planet's marine by a diversity and its resources are untapped with more than thirteen million hectares believed to be rich in minerals and gas. which travelled to bynum rise a few months ago back then the philippine military boasted of a long term plan to improve its patrols of the area the agriculture ministry also
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plan to build a reserve that will be a refuge for filipino fishermen the behnam rise was seen as a possible solution to the country's food shortages but that appears to have changed now president rodrigo the third to says china may now lead exploration in the area he's government says the research is purely scientific but mark time experts say to tear it is apparent cozying up to china is alarming we can see that this is all part of. this had been given to st charles bali scene of friendliness stars china which you know is also getting going overboard because it's just about in every aspect of of national life not china is also logged in a dispute with the philippines and other countries over the spratleys group of islands in the south china sea its incursions in the area have raised tension with other regional countries some fear the same could happen in the been
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a rise it should be a neutral country that have no vested interests that have no claim without territory on our exclusive economic zone that's why i said let's follow the a.b.c. rules anyone but china. filipina scientists are demanding transparency from detectives government they want the government to release details the. of the expedition so the public will know the concessions given to china but the government refuses to address the issue directly we do not have. the benham rights because what we only have in the aspire to extend the continental shelf is the right to explore and exploit the natural resources found that filipino scientists have been exploring benon rise for years and want to continue their work although china has become a powerful player in the region many people we spoke to here say they believe the
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government stand on the issue may endanger the country's interests and those of its longtime allies duggan al-jazeera manila. and watching out there still ahead. to be phillips on the scottish island of it's for sale should it belong to the local community or a wealthy. i mean sport find out if afghanistan can reach that first wealth cup final. business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places to get the.
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now a remote scottish island is up for sale the owner wants to set it on the open market landownership in scotland day's a sensitive issue a few hundred wealthy people on huff of all private land and the scottish government wants to change that on a b. phillips reports from the island. in a distant corner of the british isles i drove through a wild landscape to find an island community that is dying six hundred people lived here on in the nineteenth century now there are only six including the owner has decided to sell it and rebecca whose children are at school on the neighboring island of maui she fears a new owner could force her family to leave a final blow in the long decline of this community my husband grew up here in our whole lives are invested in the. system of to live in years and in belton up her
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business and our children are very happy at the local scale and i think it would be devastating for us. is littered with empty houses some long abandoned recently far from jobs and services this is a difficult place to survive but the remaining islanders supported by people want to buy believing they can repopulate it make it viable backed by scotland's government which has new powers to change the pattern of land ownership being to change from the present situation where a very large proportion of the very few people. to the benefit of local communities there's an opportunity under the wonderful legislation in scotland for actually to make a difference. grab it with both arms the old jamie howard use family have lived here for seventy years believes the community underestimate how much investment
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alva needs better his land agent told us to find a buyer on the open market if we're trying to get investors here we don't want to put barriers in the way we don't want to frighten them by saying if you buy here well the community or somebody else may come in and stop you we want people who are leaving europe with these like it or you don't. we're leaving europe we want to encourage investment into this part of the world but donald who runs the little ferry turbo sees that propose could be ready by out as old as last chance to speak . so really good new blood blood blood into the typical. old is just one tiny island but the conflict of interests here between local community and landowner is one that resonates through the highlands and islands and through scotland's history scotland's government seems inclined to give the islanders time and money to match the owners price it's intervention being watched far beyond
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barnaby phillips al-jazeera in the scottish highlands for now andy thank you so much marion well the cleveland indians baseball team as they get rid of a controversial logo from their uniforms many consider the chief or her image to be racist and offensive chief wahoo is a caricature of a native american that first appeared only indians uniforms in one thousand nine hundred forty seven major league baseball say will be removed from next year after the team owners agreed with their view that the logo is no longer appropriate for on field use well earlier i spoke to the native american journalist and activist simon morris smith he says cleveland's ownership need to do more to convince their answers their intentions are sincere. the league put pressure on that team to drop its chief wahoo local from its uniforms in while it's playing but the team itself is still selling the merchandise with the image they're going to continue to
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do that they haven't changed the name they haven't issued an apology to natives in ohio and across the nation for creating a hostile environment for natives in that state so they're just reacting to pressure from the elite they didn't do this that they have a crisis of conscience it's a caricature of indigenous peoples it's a dehumanization of indigenous peoples and it's ubiquitous here in the united states you have the cleveland indians you have the washington football team which is named. for a slur that means dead indians you have the kansas city chiefs you have the chicago blackhawks that humanization in the united states continues and i think there for the rest of the world they need to understand that racism against native. probable here david beckham is officially the owner of a soccer team in the united states beckons as yet unnamed m.l.s. franchise we based in miami will kick off its first game in twenty twenty second pay twenty five million dollars for the rights to
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a new team back in twenty forty land for a new stadium has now been found in the forming of camps and says as one is buying in a stamp wish to play is building a cattle me to develop local talent is central to the project. when you bring homegrown talented kids into a team like this that's when communities build and that's when people become proud to be supportive of a team because you see young kids from the ages of eleven twelve thirteen go from being young players young talented players into full grown professionals and then they go and represent their countries and that's when we're going to sit back and say job done. russian para athletes who can prove they are drug free will be around to take part in the upcoming winter paralympics orbitz is neutrals the international paralympic committee announced the concession earlier on monday it means around thirty five russian neutrals will compete that's around half the number the road the sochi games four years ago russia was banned from all
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paralympic events in twenty six days after evidence of state sponsored doping was revealed weasel we often said during our deliberations last saturday can we look in the eyes of the athletes all of them and say that we are doing everything that we can to guarantee a level playing field and the answer was yes so we are not rewarding russia but we are allowing athletes that we believe are clean to compete under a neutral flag. well our sports correspondent says the aipcs shift in position was expected. from the noises we've been hearing from the international paralympic committee over the last few weeks this was the most likely cause of action and what it does is it brings them in line with the international olympic committee and have been neutral at least remember the power to pick bosses took a much tougher stance over radio and they said there will not be any russian compared to this day and they haven't just done this to fall back in line with the
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i.o.c. they're very much made it clear it's their own decision that they are really optimistic actually about how things are now going with the russians some of the language is no longer the russians corrupted and compromised they've got great to confidence things are much better but what happened is that the russians have an idea not progress in time to have their entire saying that and it does actually feel a bit better all round to have the olympic bosses in the power and pick bosses in line to get. the biggest it was possible as i can be with the russian athletes who they perceive to be clean former world number one golfer jason day is targeting a return to the top of the rankings after winning his first tournament in a watch two years at story pines earlier he beat alex norman in a playoff but it started on sunday the pair played five holes before it got too dark to continue one play regime in front of empty stands on monday the australian
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would sink the winning parts have to just thirteen minutes of play they struggled for form in twenty seventeen after his mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and this is his first title since the place championship in may twenty sixth he. sits is special because i work very hard in the offseason to try and get back to this position and i know i didn't realize you had a chance this week obviously going back to earlier this week. i never thought i was going to actually play because of my back but you know just very thankful for my whole team. you know we just had to stay patient you know we sleep my goal is always try and get back to number one so this is a good start in our direction. well tiger woods finished down in twenty third place is the first time in three years he's finished in the top twenty five of a competitive events. well a day on from becoming the first man when twenty grand slam titles roger federer is
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showing no signs of wanting to stop there he says he plans on returning to melbourne to defend his crown next year when he'll be thirty seven federer won the season's opening grand slam for a record equalling sixth time with victory over creationism are in chile which will continue to manage his workload carefully is undecided on whether or not he'll compete in dubai next month where he could recline the world number one ranking from rafa nadal it's just a lot you know it's a lot of trying to get in last year it was more straightforward you know it was just this believe going to believe it happened. there i was waking up with a trophy but i don't know this year seems more surreal i can't believe i was able to defend my title you know after all this after all these years i could do it again and afghanistan's young cricketers have missed out on a place at the under nineteen at world cup final after wins over pakistan sri lanka and hosts new zealand that seem unable to repeat their heroics in this semifinal
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against australia. the three time champion is winning by six wickets that denied afghanistan a place in a first ever world. that is just for us get back samarium in london. thanks very much well that wraps up the news hour but i'll be back in just a couple of minutes with a full polish emmys for you i'll see you very shortly stay with us as there. february on al-jazeera south korea hosts the twenty eighteen winter olympics can
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