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in syria thousands have disappeared without a trace. forcibly taken from their family. the most terrible thing just to be. this has been the invisible weapon of the syrian dictatorship of a mother sometimes i thought it would be better to die than continue to be. told. the disappeared of syria at this time on al-jazeera. a bangladeshi plane crash lands in katmandu at least fifty people were killed. hello again i'm not sure without is there a live from doha also coming out claiming the kremlin british m.p.'s say the
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poisoning of a former russian spy looks like state sponsored attempted murder the syrian government advances on the as a rebel group says it's reached a deal to evacuate the injured. and tens of thousands of farmers marching to india's financial capital demanding aid and debt relief. and their families army spokesman says a plane crash in the capital kathmandu has killed at least fifty people the u.s. spangler airlines flight from dakar in bangladesh had seventy one people on board the aircraft came down in a field on the edge of the airport sabina stresser is our correspondent she is there at the crash site she joins us on the telephone tell us what you can see and what the situation is sabina. well i just came back the situation was terrible the entire plane was like one big smoldering. dog and.
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the bodies were recovered i actually managed to talk to one of the survivors. twenty. twenty one people. to lie. saying that the plane started shaking the wind they were on. it's get it on the. side everyone. immediately. managed to. come out. saying that some people actually. vote themselves into the standing around. site it looks like. the explosion because of all the grass. on the. ground. is
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extraordinary savina than some people. looking at the pictures and looking at pieces of debris that have been strewn over quite a wide geographical space it appears now this is mine to apple it is a taurus difficult to navigate isn't it and i'm just wondering is there any indication as to why this plane. so i only hear officials saying that it was a problem plane or the pilot got into airport is difficult there have actually been around airports but eventually. she wanted and. in two thousand and sixteen a turkish airlines flight all. along has injured. other airplanes that fly to the mountain region that. situation to the country
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but flying over flying into a valley on the ground and going to what is that is quite difficult. not to be something we're going to be playing as witnesses. starting because the public sector and rebuilding iraq certainly before it landed. is more compliments the plane or the. decisions of the pilots all right sabina thank you very much for that well relatives of these victims of the plane crash. waiting to hear what's happened to their relatives they have gathered at the offices of the database airline awaiting news the plane which was a twin propeller bomba did dash eight flying from bangladesh is understood to have swerved repeatedly before it crashed and up or down local appeared to do we're going to look at the news of the accident one and a half hours after the plane crash the plane crashed inside the airport after the
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landing we don't know any more details at present we couldn't confirm the accident until just now currently the airport in the poll is closed once the airport is open now team will get there immediately a team will move in today we still don't know the exact number of the injured or dead it was a total of sixty five plus two infant passages we can confirm all one tell team reaches the. imprecision p.s.a. the poisoning of a former russian. inspire looks like a state sponsored attempt attempted murder by the kremlin prime minister treason maze been discussing the case at a meeting of the national security council so gays could have powell and his daughter yulia remain critically ill in hospital a week after they were found unconscious outside a supermarket boundary phillips is our correspondent in london he joins us live so this is quite strong language then coming from the chairman of the foreign affairs select committee a parliamentary committee what can we expect the prime minister to reason may to
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say later on well we'll find out in a short time later this afternoon martin whether it's remarks that the chairman tim you were referring to is a reflection of government policy but he said in his interview this morning on the b.b.c. that he was he was confident that that was the direction that the british government was heading towards that this was a state sponsored attempt at murder the implication if to resume a does make such a serious accusation is that the british government will be beholden to follow it up with some quite serious retaliatory measures against russia and what what is into reason may's armory if it does indeed prove to be or to have the fingerprints if you like of the russian establishment what exactly could she do what are her options. well she has
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a range of options she could expel a number of senior russian diplomats she could prevent senior russians from traveling to the united kingdom she could freeze the assets of senior russian individuals she could prevent their children from coming to english boarding schools she could prevent them from owning property here in london or all of us legal difficulties associated with some of those courses of action but that is the kind of options that the government will be looking at at the moment also perhaps focusing on the fee for world cup which is being held in russia over the summer does the england football team still attend well probably yes but do all those senior f.a. officials and they would in theory include prince william the heir to the add to the british throne would he be attending the world cup in russia perhaps not
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we'll get a clear idea when we see what reason they says i'm sorry barnaby for now thank you well the russian government is denying any involvement in the incident. this russian citizen work for one of the british intelligence agencies to place on british territory therefore it has nothing to do with russia let alone the russian leadership. now to syria where one of the rebel groups operating in a has agreed to allow wounded people to be released from. all the army of islam says it struck a deal with the syrian government's ally russia this is the largest of three groups in the area where almost four hundred thousand civilians have been besieged since twenty thirty more than a thousand people have died since the government offensive began three weeks ago later on monday the u.n. security council is due to discuss how to implement
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a cease fire deal that still only on paper but. i'm talking to you from the injured and wounded and on their sea eastern ghouta the situation here is difficult there is a hysterical almost twenty four seven bombardment thousands of families are without shelters the situation is catastrophic we cannot stop urging the humanitarian organizations on the concerned parties and countries to rescue the people of kuta we badly need milk for the children we urgently need medicine we need food and the health situation is very tough and difficult to whom it may concern we need help. and russian and syrian government jets have attacked another rebel controlled area of syria italy provinces in the north of the country they bombed the central bank building in the provinces main city as well as a number of other sites one person is confirmed dead twenty five others have been injured pro-government media says the bank was being used by al qaida as a command and control center but rebels say it was an administrative building for
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the opposition. the new united nations coordinator for yemen has arrived in country lisa grande a takes up her role as the country struggles with shortages of food and medical supplies as well as a major cholera outbreak almost seven years of war has left an estimated seventy five percent of the population that's around twenty two million people in dire need of humanitarian aid who the rebels are fighting pro-government forces backed by a saudi led coalition for control of the country on the third of april in geneva the secretary general of the united nations is going to be bringing together all of the countries in the world to pledge money to support this operation our top priorities right now are looking at the cholera response and making sure that we're doing everything we can to prevent an epidemic this year our second priority is to
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address the food insecurity problems we know that there are millions of families in yemen who need help with food we're looking at our program and we're pledging to do more the u.n. has accused me of miles government of using a policy of what it calls forced starvation against a range of villages in rock island state investigators say the policy appears to be designed to make life unsustainable for the ranger who remain hundreds of thousands of them are being forced out into neighboring bangladesh since august in tears tired reports. life continues to be a misery at this were hinge a refugee camp in eastern bangladesh many of those who live here say they just want to go back to their homes in myanmar's rakhine state if you are certain if they ever will what's also unclear is whether they will ever see justice for the abuses they faced abuses the u.n. describes as bearing the hallmarks of genocide. amnesty international is also
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questioning whether the more than seven hundred thousand displaced in months of violence will ever be able to return to their homes be satellite images appear to show areas where rohingya houses mosques and businesses once stood and where since the sort of the year there has been a rapid increase in the construction of myanmar military infrastructure including three new army bases construction the rights group is describing as a land grab. around three hundred fifty wreckage of villages have been destroyed since unrest in rakhine state began last august eyewitnesses say the myanmar military directed the burning of the villages and accusation the government denies despite an agreement with neighboring bangladesh to repatriate the hundreds of thousands of the hindu who fled over the border to safety it's looking increasingly unlikely many will be able to return to where their homes once stood as well as the new military infrastructure rapid road construction and other building has been seen in the area and in one case for him to villagers who had remained in myanmar
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were forcibly evicted to make way for an army base we're witnessing a genocide in real time the mistreatment of the rich by me and my military and me and mas authorities surely meets the criteria to be considered a genocide then we actually need to see sanctions back on the table they should be visa bans for the perpetrators of these atrocities and that should include not just the military but it should should should include the civilian authorities of me and the me and mark government doesn't deny bulldozing the remains of the wreckage of villages in recent months but says it did so to make way for the new homes for returning refugees u.n. investigators say it's been difficult to ascertain what's happening in rakhine state because it has largely been sealed off from them rights groups and the media in al-jazeera still to come here at al-jazeera find out why china has stepped up its spending on domestic security plus. i'm
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a clock reporter on the multiple threats to wildlife here in antarctica from climate change to terrorism. hello there we're seeing quite a bit of warm weather over the southern parts of china at the moment look at these temperatures twenty four in hong kong though that's not too impressive but look at shanghai all the way up to twenty four as well and staying really quite warm for many of us even as we head through the day on wednesday wednesday will bring a bit of a change for some places though and that's thanks to all this wind that's bringing up all the moisture and so we think more in the way of rain as well so through greece through hunan and up toward shanghai we're likely to see some wet weather on wednesday and at times that could turn out to be rather heavy we've also seen some heavy downpours over sri lanka recently you can see the area of cloud here that's
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responsible few bits and pieces of that has just worked a little bit further towards the north and just clipped the so the total of india there but i think for most of us the chevy showers are going to be over sri lanka again on tuesday just the occasional showers maybe making its way into india further north fine and dry but getting pretty hot now thirty six is a maximum a in new delhi it's in the far northern part of arm up there's more in the way of cloud rain and a little bit of snow over the mountains as well mostly over parts of afghanistan that'll just edge a little bit further towards the north there as we head through wednesday but for the rest of us no major change staying hot here with showers in the south. facing realities growing up when did you realize that you were living in a special place the so-called secret city getting to the heart of the matter while activists to live in jail just because she expressed herself hear their story on
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talk to al-jazeera at this time new yorkers are very receptive to al-jazeera because it is such an international city they're very interested in that global perspective that al jazeera provides. time to look at the top stories here it out zerah a bangladeshi airliner has crashed in nepal killing at least fifty people the u.s. airlines flight from dhaka missed the runway at katmandu airport and came down in a nearby field fire fighters pulled some of seventy one passengers on board from the burning wreckage british m.p.'s say the poisoning of
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a former russian spy looks like a state sponsored attempted murder by the kremlin surrogate scriptural and his daughter yulia remain critically ill in hospital a week after they were found unconscious a rebel group in syria's eastern ghouta says it's reached an agreement with russia to evacuate wounded people from the besieged don't play the u.n. security council will in the coming hours again discuss a possible cease fire more now on that plane crash in nepal sabinus is at the crash site in katmandu. leaders i'm standing here in front of the u.s. aircraft which crashed earlier this afternoon in katmandu airport seventy one. people including crew members were on board just them thirty three were nepalis we've been told that twenty one are alive and have been taken to the hospital for. treatment now witnesses who saw the crash say that the
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plane was flying extremely low when it looked like it was almost going to hit the tower and it aborted a landing mannish try to land again when it's get off the runway and all they could see was a plume of smoke another witness said that the pilot tried to avoid at no other aircraft that was parked on the runway that the power has a bad safety record when it comes to aviation safety in two thousand and fifteen a turkish airline skidded off a runway fortunately no one was badly injured in two thousand and twelve a small aircraft which was flying towards the everest region crashed near the airport after it hit and around twenty people on that plane died but this happens to be the worst crash in the past twenty five years. but monday.
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fifty thousand farmers have now reached india's financial capital money by after a five day protest march there's a mounting aid from the government better crop prices as well as more access to land victoria gave him the reports. from the atmosphere is not beat that these farmers arrive in mumbai with a serious message to the indian government it's taken them five days in the hot sun to march one hundred eighty kilometers from the ancient holy city of nashville stopping only for food and rest now they're determined to make their police his hood to state and national government legislative room in the polls. my brother got the government should accept some of our demands in the past we have blocked roads tried to fill day but the government is on the move with this long march yet determined to stay put outside the state assembly to lower demands are met yet a need to be put in dave. thomas and india are having
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a tough time many have fallen into debt due to drought and increasingly erratic weather analysts say that between twenty fourteen and twenty sixteen the number of protests by farmers across india increased by almost seven hundred percent to nearly five thousand a year but to actually do farmers that are asking is if they want their rightful income they need to be standing for their rights they want justice to be done to them you know the government has to go to our farmers as a gloss which has been just ignored and we have believed that the economic reform economic growth of the country if they did place just by industry or they got this farm is a demanding more government subsidies higher crop prices and the tribal farmers to be allowed to own land they also say that strict conditions on a government loan waiver program excludes the vast majority of fama. if the government does not do anything for us in the next two days they did not
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return empty handed to mumbai people either take a village or return with them going over. the state government says it will appoint a six member committee to look into the demand but that may be too little too late for many families who feel they've been ignored for too long and are impatient for change big to be out is there. the former bangladeshi prime minister who was jailed last month in a corruption case is being brought granted bail. release means her bangladesh nationalist party the b.m.p. may now reverse its decision to boycott the general election in december it says she was jailed on trumped up charges zia's base a rivalry with the current prime minister sheikh hasina has defined the country's politics for years hong kong's democracy campaign is of lost ground in a crucial byelection candidates recaptured only two out of the full seats up for
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grabs that means the opposition will be able to block any bills in the regions legislature the seats were vacated two years ago when democracy activists were alsip from office for using their oaths to defy china. just because of body at the feet and those few dollars. and so really the fact that citizens of our very feel about a peaceful nation. and the result today is this brawl sec though the government don't you right have any part of the repression and. that china spends more on internal security than its military budget the total sold to nearly two hundred billion dollars last year and much of this new spending is going to the rest of regions of tibet and shin jang scott hyla has more from beijing. china has more people than any other nation in the world and the
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government is now spending billions of dollars more for internal security and to keep a close eye on that one point four billion people according to a report out by the u.s. based jamestown foundation nearly two hundred billion dollars was spent on domestic security and surveillance last year that's about twenty percent more than china spends on its defense that's more on technology cameras and face recognition but it's also the hiring of many more police domestic security spending has been increasing the last several years outpacing the economy it rose more than twelve percent last year and in two thousand and sixteen it increased nearly eighteen percent in the st john region there's been an increase between two thousand and sixteen and two thousand and seventeen nearly ninety three percent now that's a region that's critical to president xi jinping silk road ambitions while the exact number of the billions spent on domestic security is not published percentage
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increases are and they were released just last week at the start of the annual legislative session called the national people's congress the new york times has criticized the saudi crown prince for what he calls his anti corruption efforts just days before mohammed bin sound man is due to go to the u.s. they also says hundreds of powerful saudi citizens have been forced to wear electronic tags which track their movements and monitor their conversations with this is say the body of a general in the saudi national guard who died after being detained showed signs of torture in november the saudi government locked up hundreds of influential people in the riyadh ritz carlton hotel. the un is seeking five hundred million dollars to keep paper and hundreds of schools for palestinian refugees across the middle east the job of the un relief and works agency has become even more difficult after the us reduced funding earlier this year iran com reports from the occupied west bank
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where children are making their voices heard on the. the message that dignity is priceless it's aimed at the united states of america deal with held one hundred ten million dollars in funding for the united nations relief works agency they're the ones that deal with palestinian refugees and it's not just say in the occupied west bank this similar things are taking place in syria in lebanon in jordan and in gaza and the message is very simple that this is about humanitarian aid now some countries have already stepped up to try and make up that shortfall they've issued money towards under one however that's no money that's new money that was money that's already been promised it's just been delivered. it's incredibly important that we understand that each of the students you see around us here every day shows so much courage in coming to school despite all the constraints and the risks and to invest in their education and i cannot conceive or imagine that we would not be
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able to keep these schools open because of the financial situation the donor conference and rome on thursday will be crucial for underwrote to try and raise the money not just the u.s. withholding funding there's a shortfall of about five hundred million dollars say a new of five hundred million dollars that's needed to keep schools like this one open and this is just one of about seven hundred schools in role in rome. egypt has extended the detention of al-jazeera journalist mahmoud has sane by another forty five days the egyptian national was arrested was on vacation in december twenty sixth seen the same was accused of incitement against state institutions and broadcasting false news with the aim of spreading chaos he his lawyers and jazeera strongly deny the allegations germany's grand coalition deal has been signed almost six months after national elections the deal was inked by angela merkel's christian
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democratic union is prevaricate a region sister party the christian social union as well as the center left social democrats parliaments due to a letter to mrs merkel for a full term as chancellor all men say. and toxic air is the largest unspoiled wilderness on a famous for its wildlife but it's facing multiple threats from climate change to a dramatic rise in tourism is on a greenpeace expedition ship in the weddell sea looking at the animals that call the continent. life in the islands fringing the antarctic peninsula is abundant the place of seemingly endless variety the whole region is richly biodiverse a living example of how things are pretty much free from the influence of man. a place to breed feet and grow. its pristine nations full of marine species including more than a dozen types of whale about getting to see the astonishing wildlife here is by no
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means straightforward. the weather makes everything a challenge bit of a threat on today it's gusting forty to forty five knots we may bury her progress in the night right now back in the antarctic that hoping to get out which is where there's an argentine research station three want to visit that is also a colony of about one hundred thousand to be pregnant. and then by radio the argentine base says the winds have become impossibly strong as it is now they have enough only sixty maybe their mission is aborted and we have to wait another twenty four hours before making landfall on penguin island near the reasonably accessible tip of the antarctic peninsula a colony of chinstrap penguins territory with a large group of seals one making the most of the comfortable feathers of the
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molten juveniles of course the environment where these magnificent animals as wildlife is living is incredibly fragile incredibly delicate there's all sorts of threats that they're up against from climate change to cruel fishing and then of course there's this tourism and the tourists come here the audience close to king george in their masses. some are prepared to pay top dollar to have the and all to experience there are some pressures that come from tourism so in the background we have a two hundred person tours ship take the number of tourists coming down here say the beginning of the two thousand this was somewhere around four five thousand a year we're now over thirty thousand people a year. two days later we arrive at hanna point on the southern edge of livingstone island here another colony of chinstrap penguins healthy and in good shape they overlook a group of gentoo penguins that is the distinctive beak of the southern giant but
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showing its young. or elephant seals all different species side by side on a grand scale but across the continent the pressure is building its crazy pace of change and at the moment colonies like this one seem to be doing ok but all it takes is one tide here and we saw in the east antarctic last year a penguin colony collapse to teach exploring. and and sort of the pace of change so quick we don't want to add additional threats things like fishing which is gradually expanding and is still in pretty good shape but it's apparent this unique landscape needs to be very carefully managed as multiple threats interludes on the horizon. al-jazeera and thought to be. tougher to take a look at the top stories here it out a bank has crashed in nepal killing at least fifty people the u.s.
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airlines flight from dhaka missed the runway at katmandu airport and came down in a nearby field. is there. little concern here in front of the u.s. aircraft which crashed early this afternoon airport seventy one paid. no including crew members were on board with them thirty three were nepalis we've been told that twenty one are alive and have been taken to the hospital for. treatment now witnesses who saw the crash say that the plane was flying extremely low when it looked like it was almost going to hit the tower and it aborted a landing managed try to land again when it's get off the runway british m.p.'s say the poisoning of a former russian spy looks like a state sponsored attempted murder by the kremlin prime minister trees amaze been
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discussing the case is a meeting at the national security council so gay script holidays daughter yulia remain critically ill in hospital a week after they were found unconscious outside a supermarket the u.n. has accused me of government of using a policy of forced starvation against range of villages in iraq and state the un investigators said the policy appears to be designed to make life unsustainable for the ranger who remain in the north of the st ever of a group in syria's eastern ghouta says it's reached an agreement with russia to evacuate wounded people from the besieged enclave the un security council is due to discuss a possible ceasefire. germany's grand coalition deal has been signed almost six months after national elections chancellor merkel said she's optimistic it will be a success the deal was signed by mrs merkel's christian democratic union is
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a very region sister party the christian social union as well as a social democrats you're up to date there is next. on counting the cost in what's been. tried we'll look at how the u.s. is bending the rules of commerce and free trade is really worth fighting for plus the latest mind bending concept cars from the geneva. counting the cost at this time on. the journey to europe starts here in a small bus station off the coast of west africa on the outskirts of town because capital banjul in their backpack they carry some money a change of clothes and perhaps a cell phone everything else they leave behind including.


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