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itself is a lot of misunderstanding a distortion of what free speech is supposed to be about the context it's hugely important level what to publish if you have a duty to be offensive or provoke the denies people did setting the stage for a serious debate. up front at this time on al-jazeera. women and children among the dead of the civilian warplanes target a market then a hospital in the rebel held province of. and welcome to al-jazeera live from my headquarters in doha with me elizabeth piron i'm also ahead the f.b.i.
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as deputy director andrew mccabe steps down ahead of its planned retirement in march. columbia suspends peace talks with the rebels on a series of bomb attacks and the south korean government cracks down on the trade of digital currency. syrian warplanes have killed at least twenty people during an offensive on the rebel held province of idlib one inch and seven jets targeted a market and then a hospital full of people wounded in the earlier strike comes russia is hosting a new round of talks in sochi but the main syrian opposition group says it will boycott the negotiations stephanie decker reports from the town of killers on the turkish syrian border. there's just been incoming from syria into turkey we were actually preparing for a live when we heard
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a whiz over our heads and we were. and then we saw the smoke landing around five hundred meters from our position well the police have now come to inspect the crater this is a reminder of course that this is an active conflict and there are consequences for these border towns these border cities cholas has had rockets and shells land here before also the honey on the other side of the border but 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 wife and children away you could see people are tense and they want us to move. forward challenge has more from sochi where the latest round of talks on syria taking place. well the news earlier on monday the another group of
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opposition figures was going to be staying away from sochi really exposes i think the short comings of this congress russia has tried to make this as inclusive as possible inviting people and groups from across the syrian cultural religious and political spectrum so there are a bathysphere there are these there are sunnis and shias allo whites and 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 y. p.g. then not here either they are considered persona non grata by turkey and of essentially being shut out i don't think they want to come anyway because of what's going on in africa and so this all basically steers towards the moscow and
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damascus perspective on the syrian conflict the upshot of this congress is likely to be the endorsement of the 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 de mistura 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 suggest that is can go. in other news at least thirty six people have been killed in the yemeni city of aden due to days of fighting off the southern
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secessionists try to stage a coup or the international committee of the red cross posted a video online of the agency's head of mission to aid in explaining the current situation on the ground. we are going through a quite complicated situation. quite a lot of but. mainly where we have. our civilization maybe. some day you know what we are living. here. we are here to get in touch with the parties are there other maybe focusing. help. since we are managing this if it gets to the. speed of. the
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f.b.i. as deputy director has resigned weeks before his official for time and date the u.s. president has repeatedly criticized andrew mccabe accusing him of favoring his rival hillary clinton during the two thousand and sixteen presidential race well mccabe's departure comes as the f.b.i. continues its proud of and possible ties between russia and trounce campaign alan fischer reports. it has been with the f.b.i. for twenty years but in recent months he's been the target of repeated criticism from president traumatization the deputy director played a role in the investigation in hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server his wife ran for office for the democrats in virginia and received campaign donations from clinton allies for the president that was enough for him to tweet how can the f.b.i. deputy director andrew mccabe the man in charge along with lekan james komi of the phony hillary clinton investigation including her thirty three thousand illegally deleted e-mails be given seven hundred thousand dollars for his wife's campaign by
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clinton puppets during investigation when mckibben knows his intention to retire in march the president tweeted again f.b.i. deputy director andrew mccabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits ninety days to go the white house the night it played any part in his the sitting to leave the f.b.i. i can tell you none of this issue is made bad out of the white house any specifics i would refer you to the f.b.i. but briefly ran the f.b.i. after the president fired james comey the washington post reported the president asked him how he voted in the election to keep told him he didn't vote but his departure will risk questions among other f.b.i. agents this is profoundly disturbing it's yet another chip in the edifice of the separation of politics from the rule of law and the independence of the justice department the law enforcement bodies of united states in this instance the f.b.i. intelligence community and frankly american democracy this is been dominating the
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headlines but washington's attention will soon time to this president's first state of the union speech on tuesday but the ramifications of mccabe's abrupt departure may well rumble on alan fischer al-jazeera washington. the u.s. has lifted its ban on refugees from eleven what it called harvest countries but says tougher checks will still be enforced by u.s. president donald trump implemented the baton of toil this part and has revived immigration policy act comes from the unnamed countries will still face tougher so-called risk based assessments to be accepted. the u.s. military is changing its guidelines for the use of wireless gadgets following revelations that fitness tracking apps can disclose sensitive military positions a global hit map of routes used by runners and cyclists posted online by fitness tracking companies traveler reveals the outlines of u.s. bases and war zones around the world. colombia's government has suspended peace
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talks with the rebels after a string of bombings killed seven police officers over the weekend the president on monsanto's has blamed for attacks on police stations and three cities the year long talks were aimed at ending nearly fifty years of violence. the reports from. three bombs attacks in less than twenty four hours was interpreted as a clear message from the u.n. about its faith in the peace process in colombia in the aftermath of the country's president juan manuel santos had his own party and my patience on the patience of the colombian people has its limits so i have taken the decision to suspend the start of the fifth cycle of negotiations which was shared world for the community days until we see coherence between the words and its actions. talks between the government and the the less active rebel group in colombia have been going for more than a year last october they agreed on a ceasefire but the rebels launched
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a new offensive when it expired earlier this month they targeted oil pipelines and security forces the bloodiest of the week in the attacks took place in the coastal city of. where five officers were killed. president santos flew there to inspect the aftermath under increasing pressure to win the peace talks for good in the eyes of the taxi indicate the group's leadership is divided over the way forward. as an organization where different tendencies converge on are expressed both politically and militarily they also have an historical issue with timing they're unable to understand when it's the right moment for doing or not doing something this attack happened at the worst possible time public opinion not only rejected them but also close the political space government had to continue negotiation says it's willing to take part in another ceasefire but its attacks will continue until
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the moment it's agreed upon the truth is that unlike the successful talks with five gravels who signed the peace deal with the government a year ago the negotiations with len seem increasingly bound for failure leaving the dream completely at peace in its stead troth i listen to them. more than twenty million people in brazil are being vaccinated against yellow fever following an outbreak of the disease a public health emergency has been declared after at least fifteen people died in the last month or two as a boy reports. this is the largest forestry serve in an urban area in the world mighty border in the state of south is where an early the locust son and her son died of yellow fever a few weeks ago so i'm not really much my oldest son is devastated by were together all the time he's not even coming to our place because he's suffering
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a lot he was planning to write his kids he left us here. anderson did not want to get vaccinated and i leave this says he started having headaches and then he's complection turned yellow the doctors didn't know what the problem was until after he died brazil is fighting a yellow fever outbreak that has already claimed dozens of lives at least fourteen of them here in my keyboard a massive campaigns now being launched to vaccinate people living in high risk areas against what's considered to be the worst outbreak of the decease since the one nine hundred forty s. it has had a billion he says yellow fever was four years in their making only certain areas of residual but things have changed. a few environmental studies noted impacts and forests but the mosquitoes predators such as frogs and dragonflies were extinct the mosquitoes then managed to migrate to this person brazil. and it's not
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now just in remote areas but also in brazil's major cities this is befehl followthrough and it's been temporarily shut down because all forty found one dead monkey that was not from the su but lived in the surrounding area infected with yellow fever this means that the virus it's already here and that's why the government have stepped up efforts to vaccinate people living in the area hundreds of other monkeys have already died across brazil in the last year as the virus has spread but is so powerful and. there are not enough vaccines for everyone if i jean could not protect her family i said i want it was really busy when i arrived people were queuing for five hours and they told us it was over no more vaccines have to come next week. in mighty border the other members of anderson's family have been inoculated yellow fever has already left this family shattered the government's priority is to prevent the virus from causing even more deaths he said well i'll
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just see the money put out brazil. still ahead on the bulletin somalia as government says it's come up with a long term plan to do the country's drowned famine and food shortage and one millions of girls and india are on the wanted and missing. the a. hello there we think quite a bit of snow around in the middle east recently in lebanon we've been enjoying that wintry weather not only does it look beautiful but it's also given us a chance to get out on the slopes and enjoy some skiing elsewhere there's also been a very heavy snow around in tehran as well snow men have been built here although there's been so much snow that it has caused quite a bit of disruption now the system responsible is this one here and it's gradually
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now edging its way east with has brought us some winter weather over parts of afghanistan it's easing though as we head through chews day and barely anything left to it hasn't finished with us in just yet though because it begins to intensify once more as we head through wednesday and the temperatures will be dropping as well so a couple will get to around three degrees and we will see some sleet and snow at times during the day generally then across the middle east region rather cool in that cool weather is also digging further south towards us here in doha so twenty or twenty one degrees is the maximum temperature that we're hoping for over the next few days and certainly feeling cold at night with our temperatures in the city dropping down to around thirteen or fourteen to the south of us also know that will force in muscat only twenty two maximum than it was a southern parts of africa lots of rain in the northern parts of our map and it stretches across into antananarivo. the i. personal stories of lebanese villagers on the border with israel. their daily
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struggles when they go to the regency forces when we go there ventured out and peaceful protests. to reason in the place of the interior defiance and resistance at this new time gets means no more night and freedom life on the edge of cross border tension lebannon living on the blue line at this time on al jazeera. it's good to have you with us on al-jazeera these are our top stories syrian warplanes have launched an offensive targeting the rebel held province of idlib
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killing at least twenty people the syrian observatory for human rights says the jets had a market and that a hospital treating people wounded in the earlier strike. the f.b.i. as deputy director has resigned ahead of his official of a target date the u.s. president has repeatedly. accused andrew mccabe of political bias the white house has denied having any involvement with mccabe's departure though and colombia's government has put peace talks with the rebels on hold after a string of bombings killed seven police officers on the weekend of president juan manuel sound those blaming the court for the attacks on police stations in three cities. to india now where the government says there are millions of so-called unwanted women in the country because of a preference for male children a new report estimates more than sixty three million women a missing from the population because of abortions of female fetuses disease. neglect and inadequate nutrition with men seen as breadwinners and family is many
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couples choose to keep having children until they have a boy this preference for son sons has led to twenty one million wanted girls and india will test to determine the sex of a fetus as are illegal in india bought they still take place well let's get more on this now we're joined by rebecca right is she is a former india representative of the united nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women also known as un women and she is joining us via skype from new delhi very good to have you with us on al-jazeera so many of these issues in india of course because of that preference for male children that we have mentioned the report said that this is something that indian society has to reflect upon is doing so. i think in indian society that's been rare in this issue for some time and as you mentioned earlier it is against the law to determine
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the sex of the fetus but it's still widely practiced and we find that even in the states where our people are more willing to even have higher incomes the practice is more widespread in two of the wealthiest states in india that practice is the highest we have one thousand two hundred boys born to every one thousand girls that are born so it really does go to the social norms and that bias these against girls. which are really founded in economic issues into poverty issue because when a girl is born her family will be expected to pay dowry when she so it really does go to the social norms and that bias these against girls. which are really founded in economic issues into poverty issue because when a girl is born her family will be expected to pay dowry when she's married the girl
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will leave the home to live with the father as it has been. family and parents and then she will stop contributing to her family's income and the male sons on the other hand will be home he will bring the wife into the household and she wants to help contribute to family income whether it's farm income or a small business and then the males of course will inherit the property keep it in the family all of this is against the law. equal access to inheritance is legally protected but because of parallel legal systems and practice it's still widely practiced the girls. are not accepted and it's considered a financial liability to have a girl so then how do you address this issue when it's still a problem so many decades later regardless all of. the and punjab that you
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mentioned where there was a real disparity that despite them being two as the wealthiest states despite this taking place where people are more educated. it really goes to show that economic development and higher levels of education are not enough to promote gender equality in to ensure gender equality even have a legal and policy system that has done everything to ensure. legal rights for women and girls. and access to education and that's not been enough so we do need to work on social norms and on the mindsets this is a lot of what the international community and india. government officials the education system that you just sharing has come to realize that we need to work more at the level of reaching people where they are with widespread campaign social
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media campaigns soap operas on television and cetera to change people's view about the value of the girl child adnan only women is valued you know that practice and let's write them to vote is just lost again briefly is this and again government doing that because there are of course many problems that come with this disparity between men and women. yes and just to name the first one which is heavy trafficking when you have an imbalance between the genders. the marriage market then is completely skewed and so we see much more trafficking of young girl women into urban areas or to areas where the sex ratio is the worst and so trafficking has increased as it has in china as well because of the sex ratio problem there are i do believe of course that the government is committed to addressing this issue and it's very seriously committed i think this report that's
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been just released in the economic survey report in the fact that this issue has been given attention is recognized by the government and it's also viewed it's really an issue of empowering women in the education system economically increasing women's labor force participation and changing views of the general public that is some good news then we thank you very much for your time on this that is rebecca vitamin providers from the u.n. woman joining as for many of the un women joining us from new delhi thank you very much for your time thank you. to arlen now with the government has agreed to hold a referendum on liberalizing abortion laws in may the historically catholic country some of the touches restrictions in europe abortion is currently bad in all cases except where there's a specific threat to the mother's life due to the pregnancy. a strain has treatment
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of asylum seekers as again in the spotlight this time of the cabinet documents revealing that a top minister tried to stop refugees from starting a new and permanent life in the country the papers revealed that in two thousand and thirteen the then immigration minister scott morrison as the country's national security agency delayed checks on seven hundred asylum seekers it wanted them to miss the deadline for a permanent protection visa that would then only permit them to stay in the country for three years. more than one hundred migrants have been rescued off the coast of libya after they became stranded trying to cross the mediterranean and dangerous sea conditions and officials from the country's coast guard said the group was brought to a naval base in tripoli for medical treatment. the united nations is warning that humanitarian assistance will remain vital to millions over the next six months while somalis have been particularly vulnerable to food shortages in drought and
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then displacement of people but now the government says it has a plan to improve food security in the long run a farm in the middle has more from mogadishu. aminah and her family left their home in chile about three hundred kilometers away to find food and security in mogadishu a severe drought last year meant the could not grow any crops and they feared for their lives as rival plans for it but there is nobody left in my religion very young people it was too much fighting and we had to leave because there was no food at the people of last year's drop to more than three million people were in need of urgent humanitarian assistance the united nations says that number struck to but only by half a million the humanitarian needs are still very high and we are still seeing the tradition levels that are amongst the highest in the world so that very much once a continued attention at the same time the progress that we've made shows that we
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have a much more effective response mechanism in place as compared to twenty eleven when quarter of a million people died. three hundred thousand children under the age of five are malnourished while the effects of the drought in parts of southern somalia including the capital mogadishu have eased more cisterns is now needed in the north with has been low rainfall and the u.n. says two point seven million people will be in crisis between now and june since the famine in twenty eleven billions of dollars have been spent on emergency relief but the government says it can no longer rely solely on foreign aid and must find a long term solutions to the conflict drought and the displacement of people they'll be in through all national institutions to tackle these challenges but now the government says it's come up with a plan. last year the government open to a department to deal with humanitarian and disaster management and it's planning
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long term investment for development in rural areas usually the worst hit by drought we have the longest. caused as well as we have two rivers we have for thailand. and so grounded a lot so my earlier. it is something that could have been avoided very long time but because of lack of an institution it's sinister it doesn't even seem as i do know it's all up to now and that is why we have seen these droughts keep coming back. more funding to produce food including in the agricultural and fisheries sic does hopes to break the impact of drought and the cycle of suffering but somalia's government says it will take time for me to al-jazeera mogadishu. volkswagen has come under fire from politicians and the public for part funding tests in which monkeys and humans were exposed to toxic fumes a report says the
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german carmaker ordered the studies in two thousand and fourteen along with daimler and b.m.w. the german government has called the tests on justifiable. while the south korean government is cracking down on anonymous trading of cryptocurrency is from tuesday people can only make cryptocurrency deposits from bank account set up under their real names that a lot of back explains. park young uk hasn't worked since he quit his job at a pub in july he hopes to find a new role through a government employment program in the meantime he's trying his luck trading digital currency. i've been living off my savings i have expenses but no income so it will be coing could be a way to earn some money with the park could only invest about five hundred dollars but was happy to make one hundred dollar profit when prices surged came to one's company specializes in block chain the technology underpinning crypto currencies he
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says they're attractive for many who find it hard to keep up with the rising cost of living. interest rates are low and there are limited to opportunities for investment so the cryptocurrency is appeared allowing in on time to return on investment it's estimated more than two million south. koreans own cryptocurrency. south korea accounts for ten percent of global trade but south korea's economy accounts for less than two percent of the global economy so the market is overheated by about five fold at times demand has driven prices on local exchanges higher than those overseas a markup known as the kimchi premium. a phenomenon that can be described as a craze it's a culture turned to me has been promoting the justice minister parks and he has made a similar comparisons to gambling which is generally illegal here for south korean
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citizens earlier this month he said his ministry was preparing legislation to ban crypto currency trading. global prices tumbled after the comments then the president's office clarified that a band was just one measure being considered the government says new regulations banning anonymous trading are designed to prevent crimes such as money laundering and tax evasion it's also concerned about security north korea is suspected of being behind hacks targeting south korean exchanges but many investors aren't happy park young says the government is trying to go back in time and more than two hundred thousand people have signed an online petition against a major cryptocurrency crackdown kathy novak al jazeera sol. i don't again i'm of the problem and of the headlines on al-jazeera syrian
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warplanes have killed at least twenty people during an offensive on the revel help province of at the monitors say the jets targeted a market at a hospital full of people wounded in the strike that comes as russia is hosting a new round of talks in sochi but the main syrian opposition group says it will boycott the negotiations. the f.b.i. as deputy director has resigned weeks before his official retirement day u.s. president has repeatedly criticized andrew mckay for political bias donald trump has accused mccabe of favoring his rival hillary clinton during the two thousand and sixteen presidential race mccabe's resignation comes a week after u.s. media reported that the president wanted him gone but the white house has denied any involvement. we've seen numerous ports as all of you have and any specifics i can tell you none of this decision was made by out of the white house in any specifics i would refer you to the f.b.i.
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president wasn't part of this is you making process and we would refer you to the f.b.i. for a serves as the director which as i said last week and i'll repeat again today the president has full confidence in him and has put the decisions at the f.b.i. in his hands. here long peace talks between the colombian government and rebels have been called a series of bombings of the weekend president juan manuel santos has blamed the rebels for the attacks on police stations in three cities. now the desire to have sons instead of daughters has created twenty one million unwanted kills them india and the government says more than sixty million women a missing from its population but many are disappearing every good jew to abortion of female fetuses disease and an adequate nutrition. documents from the strangers government show that a top minutes to try to stop refugees hundreds of refugees from starting a new and permanent life in the country the papers revealed that in two thousand
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and thirteen then immigration minister scott morrison asked the country's national security agency to delay checks on seven hundred asylum seekers he wanted them to miss the deadline for a permanent protection visa those are the headlines on algis they are counting the cost is coming up in the. next. news has never been more of a liberal but the message is a simplistic and misinformation is rife the listening post provides a critical counterpoint challenging mainstream media narrative at this time on al-jazeera. hello i'm sam is a band this is counting the cost on al-jazeera your weekly look at the world of business and economics this week a problem with dabbous an exclusive ski resort hosts the rich and powerful to
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