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keeps the financial world guessing but the globe's largest i.p.o. on ice will be asking what's behind the delay counting the cops on the edges you. facing the realities of 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 and talk to al-jazeera at this time. this is. one of them julie mcdonald this is the news hour live from london coming up thousands of syrians b.b.c. ceased and go to as talks to try to resolve the war are underway in
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a stunning. i'm of the view that there are reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution of mr zuma. former south african president jacob zuma will face corruption charges. overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision to direct the use of a nerve agent on the streets of the you killed the streets of europe for the first time since the second world war the u.k. foreign minister blames president vladimir putin directly for ordering the poisoning of a former russian spy and his still. and i'm far as small have all the day's sport as a draw for the quarter finals of the champions league has been made to tom holders around the dribble faced eventis and a repeat of last season's final. affair
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warm welcome to the new say russian air strike on a besieged syrian enclave has killed sixty one people one planes hit a market in the town of kufa but not within rebel held east and kuta of the syrian government and its russian and it radio and allies launched an offensive to capture the area months ago which is driving out civilians in their thousands for the north turkish led forces are preparing to attack the city of a free with the un says forty eight thousand people displaced unofficial reports. it's ability of stark brittle contrasts. with a line between life and death a sharp arbitrary this is a fringe city that's been shared by the free syrian army by the turks. with the number of dead rises by the day with a pall of smoke from another attack hangs in the year most surrounded by the f.s.a. the turkish military the final assault take the city is underway civilians on the
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ground have expressed serious worries to us regarding their safety including as a result of fighters placing rocket launchers in residential areas we're deeply concerned about the high risk of civilians who are effectively trapped being injured or killed the sieged used as human shields or displaced as a result of the fighting people have been allowed to leave taking a road to the so the humanitarian corridor to skip the fear and the expectation of what's to come. on and our friend and. we fled from a friend because of the heavy turkish bombardment there frightening people yesterday i couldn't sleep we suffer to get here. used to go to different actors but a similar situation cozens left part of the besieged on cleve on thursday thousands more have no joy put it simple and straightforward children have been and continue living in their hellish conditions in places like eastern good time but
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also it is good to see that at last a few thousands of people have been able to leave these hellish conditions in any single day enough rain. popular market now was hit boardings piled up in the street. the syrian civil war no moves into. alliances of the battle lines of changed but what is no different is that some people will live until to morrow or many innocent people will die. on the talking. him all the foreign ministers of iran russia and turkey are meeting in kazakhstan to try to resolve the syrian conflict three countries are on opposing sides of the seven year war and working together to try to reduce the violence in
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a hoarder reports from a stand. in. syria brings them together stakeholders and power brokers in a country now divided into areas of influence turkey unlike iran and russia doesn't support the syrian government but the three countries have enough common interests to continue cooperating so the so-called aster now process the chasm capital has hosted many rounds of talks on syria since the beginning of last year the aster now process is meant to compliment talks in geneva but the message from here was clear a disregard for the un led peace process and any western intervention in a final settlement but. a cease fire in the deescalation zones were important steps to end the war in syria the process is the successful international initiative to decrease tension in syria a sonnet is where the political situation to the crisis will be found. for now agreeing on the paramita years of post war syria is being decided on the ground
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turkey is leading a military operation against the white p.g.d. in the mainly kurdish populated northeastern town of africa and the russian and iranian government are supporting the syrian government's campaign to recapture the rebel held enclave of eastern europe to mask the foreign ministers' meeting will be followed by a summit in april that will be attended by the three countries presidents turkey said it will host the meeting and said it's will be to revive peace efforts the last time the three leaders met was in november at the time they were discussing post conflict syria and a peace conference that was held in sochi in late january since then there has only been military escalation. this week countries may have their differences but they share animosity towards the united states turkey's against the us this alliance with the syrian kurdish e.g. armed groups the russians and iranians believe the american military presence in the critics controlled north east and its threats against the government are about
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increasing leverage for us which are sure that. it's unacceptable the u.s. threats to strike damascus with forced critics like the use of chemical weapons we have told washington that we rejected streets to use force. russian and iranian support have changed the balance of power in the syrian government's favor but politically there is no credible prospect of a settlement there is an international power struggle and they go are likely to continue on the battleground. said africa's former president jacob zuma is set to face prosecution sixteen corruption charges prosecutors say the charges agreed cancer fraud racketeering and money laundering case relates to two and a half billion dollar government i'm still which was signed in the one nine hundred ninety s. so modernize anyone doing al-jazeera is mark webber ports from pretoria. thing
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and began with a two billion dollar deal between south africa and a french arms company in the one nine hundred ninety s. . these fighter jets were part of it and prosecutors say this man jacob zuma was paid bribes to secure the deal he was charged with corruption in two thousand and five that the charges were later dropped shortly before he became president zuma resigned in february and now south africa's prosecutor says the case is back on i am of of of the view that a trial court would be the most appropriate forum for these issues to be ventilated and to be decided upon. after consideration of the matter i am of the view that there are reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution of mr zuma and the charges listed in the indictment charges one of several scandals that hung over zoomers nine year presidency. here
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he's seen leading one of his many court hearings the press in opposition accused him of handing control of parts of the state to private interest is always denied charges and accusations. the prosecutors who work in this office drops the arms deal corruption charges against zuma that he became president they said they had recordings of conversations that showed that there had been political meddling in the case those recordings were never published the opposition fought hard ever since to get the charges reinstated karen morns a journalist who first broke the story of the charges being dropped and covered the issue ever since and it's been a very long time in coming almost a decade it was in april two thousand and nine in the very same rematch on abrams has now just made his historic announcement that a former head of state for the first time in south african history is going to be prosecuted for corruption duma's controversial presidencies over prosecutors and
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the press billions of dollars of public money was stolen before and during his tenure south africans are still waiting to see if. anyone from his government will be held to account. al-jazeera pretoria south africa. well malcolm story we heard from the two journalists cameron morning and she joins us live now from johannesburg to discuss this further very warm welcome to the program just how significant is it that zuma is to be prosecuted. it's a massive signal to south africans that this idea that the political elite in south africa are somehow or have somehow been immune from the consequences of their own lived wrongdoing particularly in relation to corruption is finally over the south africans will have the perception now that action can be taken against the politically powerful and it's important to remember that when the court gave the ruling just in twenty sixteen that the decision not to prosecute president jacob
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zuma was irrational and unlawful judge president lord revealed waba stressed that the principle of equality before the law the constitutional imprints principle that isn't shined must be upheld and the president just like everyone else should face the charges that he is now accused of karen how likely is it that he will go to jail. there is a very real prospect of former president jacob zuma as a form of financial adviser should be a shake was convicted in two thousand and five of the corrupting him those of those seven hundred eighty three payments that were made to sumo who was there at that stage the cause you to tell turns them in the sea and subsequently the deputy president of the country should be a shaikh was convicted of allegedly paying that money as part of some kind of
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corrupt retaining agreement in which zuma with them do his business bidding in terms of his own business interests and the weight of the evidence is very strong they has never been a dispute that this money was paid to zuma what is at the heart of the case against him now is whether he believed there was that corrupt in teams behind those payments that he received he's always maintained all shake has always maintained that they were even gifts or part of the loan agreement and of course multiple courts in this country dismissing that version of events as simply blatantly untrue karen wants the marine reaction been in south africa. there is widespread jubilation i think a number of people who have been fighting this cause particularly the democratic alliance which is the official opposition in south africa feels vindicated by this decision remember of course that the so-called spy tapes recordings that the n.p.a.
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had used to justify dropping the charges in april two thousand and nine had to be fault the da had to fight for access to those tapes so that they could challenge this decision in court this decision comes up after eight long years of very expensive legal action for the state ultimately funded by the taxpayer in which president zuma forged to challenge this d.a. beagle action so i think there is a sense of vindication particularly from them but also seem sort of i'm suited to and probably from a number of south africans that former president zuma will again have access to state funding in order to fight a case that many believe is you know the accusations that he is accused of when fact charges that he allegedly committed in his private and personal capacity so we do expect a legal challenge to presidents are on the poses continued funding of the former
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president's legal action which many people believe is solely about his avoidance of facing prosecution and facing the consequences of his own actions karen joined joining me there from johannesburg karen thank you. still ahead on the news hour egypt asked for answers over the death of this teenage student in the u.k. . as iraq marks the thirtieth anniversary of the chemical attack on a lab we look at the haunting legacy for the people the kurdish time. in sport two decades on from her breakout performance at the indian wells tournament venus williams is entitled contention i guess. russia is set to expel british diplomats in a tit for tat rival over the poisoning of a former double agent in the u.k. last week foreign minister sergei lavrov says the expulsions are in retaliation for
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the u.k. ordering out twenty three russian embassy staff there due to leave on march twentieth moscow continues to deny any involvement in the chemical attack but le bron's u.k. counterpart boris johnson accuses president vladimir putin of ordering it himself. quarrel is with putin's kremlin and with his decision and we think it overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision to direct the use of a nerve agent on the streets of the u.k. on the streets of europe for the first time since the second world war that is that is why we are at odds with russia. on a separate murder investigation is now underway into the death of another russian in the u.k. earlier this week business maneka leg low scarf was found dead in a west london suburb on monday police have confirmed the cause of death was compression to the neck sixty eight year old close calls was a close associate of prominent person a poor boris berezovsky who was found dead in the u.k. in twenty thirteen.
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russia is the most high profile opposition figure alexina volley isn't standing in sunday's election to being banned by the electoral commission in december that doesn't mean he's completely sitting it out of all these fund against corruption group is challenging the legitimacy of lot of a lot of near putin victory and they say they've got fifteen thousand people ready to help out or a challenge has been to meet some of them. these muscovites are learning how to be disruptors they volunteered to monitor voting in russia's presidential election and meetings like this have been happening all over the country. they're showing videos of what to look out for this one is from parliamentary elections two years ago shows what looks like ballot stuffing the russia they want to minimize such fraud being repeated which they hope will keep sunday's election turnout from being artificially inflated simply much taking
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a little. every one understands that this is not an election and there's no point in voting that's why our only game is the turnout because that's the kremlin's main focus in this election and they fight for high turnout with all their administrative resources if that's true just to get a man driving all this is alexina valmy russia's most high profile opposition politician in december he was barred from the elections for an embezzlement conviction that he's always said was politically motivated. choosing the president's choosing the future says the sign and it's an intriguing idea isn't it one of russians had been able to make that choice between vladimir putin and alexina valmy well polling over the last year suggests to me a period in is consistently on seventy percent whereas now valmy is in single digits the implication of that is clear but it's telling all of the kremlin's approach to things that they weren't prepared to even take that chance. so in the
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valleys plan b. is to deal of the mayor putin's expected reelection his tactics are polling station monitoring and calling for an election boycott he's sure of the result but he needs people to come to the polling stations otherwise his spectacle the actors the lighting man and the cloakroom attendant are all in place but the theater is empty the audience didn't turn up and that's what scares him for many of the valley supporters this is a generation. struggle but that's a deal better as when i went to my first rally a year ago my granny called me and said you study in a state funded university and the state pays for your education why are you going to rally you're being so bad but young threes in the university especially in moscow support of all me because everyone sees where the country is going the central election committee has already attempted to block accreditation for thousands of new volleys monitors campaign activists around the country face
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prosecutions and jail sentences like with all of alleys initiatives this one won't go smoothly reach allan's al-jazeera mosque or. egypt's foreign ministry has asked its british counterparts for information about the death of a teenage student in the u.k. mariam mustapha was reportedly assaulted by a group of girls in the city of knots in the last month the eighteen year old suffered severe head injuries died in hospital on wednesday they say there is nothing to suggest the attack was racially motivated and heyward reports from nothing yet. but it's almost a month since mariama stuff there was a time when the phone service not seeing him she was allegedly punched by a group of what police are calling juveniles just over that she then boarded a bus and this group then allegedly followed her on to continue to abuse her story that did try to intervene but mario had been injured she was placed in an induced coma but sadly died two days ago police now are looking into the motive behind this
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crime of course there's been lots of talk about whether it was indeed a hate crime no police at the moment say there's nothing to suggest that it was a hate crime but they're keeping an open mind the egyptian embassy is also involved in this and that is because mary was stuck was an egyptian national she lived in britain for several years and their cooling put those behind the attack amare my stuff to people swiftly to justice. and iraqi teenager has been found guilty of attempted murder for planting a bomb on a london train last september it's a new old ahmed has some will be sentenced next week thirty people were injured when his homemade bomb hashmi exploded a parson screen underground station in west london has claimed asylum after he smuggled himself a digs and on a truck fifteen thousand so of tens of thousands of survivors turned out to demand early elections the demonstrators are angry at the failure of political leaders to address high level corruption so back its prime minister robert feed so
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resigned on thursday following the killing of investigative journalist john couey ziac and his fiance because he had was investigated legs between slovak politicians and an italian mafia good. demonstrations have been taking place in madrid after the death of a thirty five year old african street vendor while he was chased by police the death of the vendor resulted in a nights of rioting in central madrid angry protesters burned plastic trash containers and threw stones at riot police while this book shop windows and damaged vehicles parked at least twenty people injured. north korea's foreign minister has met sweden's prime minister during a visit to stop cold that's filled speculation that sweden could host a possible meeting between the u.s. and north korean leaders donald trump and kim jong un the swedish foreign minister says she hopes the country's relationship with the north korean government can be put to good use. we valued this opportunity to arrange
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a meeting and we believe in dialogue and in the political process but we are not naive but we are hoping hoping that if we can use our role and also our contacts then we will put it to the best use and they in this for the parties to decide what is the way forward on the process from now on to israeli soldiers have been killed and two more are being treated for serious injuries after being rammed by a car in the occupied west bank the israeli military says it considers it a deliberate palestinian attack the driver fled the scene but was detained shortly afterwards and taken to hospital unconfirmed reports say he's a twenty six year old palestinian. who morial ceremonies been held in the iraqi kurdistan of how to remember the victims of one of the world's worst chemical weapons attacks it's thirty years since adam hussein's forces attacked the time in
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the closing stages of the iran iraq war five thousand civilians died and people living in a lot just still struggling with health problems believed to be linked to that attack some of binge of aid has more and a warning you may find images in his report distressing. this symbolic graveyard is as close to closure as sabri a home i can get to thirty years on the horrors of the chemical attack on their hometown in northern iraq still haunt her. soldiers. on the sixteenth of march we were having a male we had fighter jets they struck the area and then we were hit by a chemical attack in the afternoon we ran towards the hills we was so scared every one of us went on our separate way some of us went to neighboring iran others who couldn't make it died in the city it was like dreams day i lost four of my children and on that day there are still many cases of psychological disorder skin diseases
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and risperidone problems for the survivors and fortunately no one is taking care of them. thousands of kurds were killed when the iraqi army said it attacked iranian forces in the closing stage of the iran iraq war a peace museum aims to keep alive the memory of those who died and to raise awareness about the horrors of chemical weapons kurdish doctors say three decades later the effects of sarin mustard gas are still causing defects and ailments. we don't have enough medical centers or medicine to treat these people who are still affected we need more specialized doctors in these fields and further cooperation about the baghdad and build governments to treat them as. a chemical weapons convention was signed in one thousand nine hundred seven prohibiting the manufacture and use of chemical weapons the vast majority of countries signed up to describe this chemical attacks have not stopped there have been more incidents of men women and children being killed in large numbers dead from breathing in poisonous gas none of them had any wounds trauma or injury. in ghouta
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near the syrian capital damascus president assad's forces killed more than fourteen hundred people in a chemical attack in two thousand and thirteen since then most of the syrian chemical weapons stockpiles have been destroyed but the assad government has been accused of using concentrated chlorine gas on opposition held areas doctors say at least eight attacks have been reported in syria this year. and there are people like siberia say they can relate to what's happening in syria victims in both countries want the world to put words into action and stop more attacks some of the job aid is there. something i'm on the news hour demanding and so we tell to the families the forty four crew members of the last stajan team submarine plus. i'm wayne hay in central vietnam where people are marking fifty years since an american war crime that went unpunished. in sports and zimbabwe are hosting the
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qualifiers for the cricket world cup but will it help this player numbers there. how i was a little scattering of showers moving across iran. well feed the way towards pakistan towards afghanistan you see the cloud here just easing out of iraq in the making it's where little further east was for sas days. cloudy is some bits and pieces of rain just pushing a little further east twenty celsius in couples or some warmth around task and around nineteen degrees and nineteen celsius to four beirut sas day fog in dry just a rather bad but a little more cloud spilling in as we go on into sunday twenty four celsius by this stage in beirut and by that stage we will see the clouds and the damp weather just
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making its way a little further east with so sunshine but the story behind more warm sunshine across the arabian peninsula thirty one celsius here in doha normally breeze just picking up we may just fall back to around twenty eight celsius as we go on through sunday hopefully the wind won't be quite as is there for much of the reason as you can see plenty of sunshine coming in there be plenty of sunshine so into western parts of south africa the eastern cape still seeing a few showers the west of whether those into that eastern side of madagascar where we have tropical cyclone that will continue to bring flooding rains right down the eastern side of madagascar through saturday and much of sunday. in syria thousands have disappeared without a trace. forcibly taken from their families right near the most terrible thing though syria used to be. this has been the invisible
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weapon of the syrian dictatorship through the other sometimes the call to complete the other two guys that continue to be sure to tune called. the disappeared of syria but this time on al-jazeera. perceptions powerful documentary. from around the globe it was a big sound like the plane coming down. felix journalism. debates and discussions there's a lot of misunderstanding a distortion isn't the only argument i find against that is all over the corridor the history. see the world from a different perspective on al-jazeera. the
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mind of our top stories he announces iraq and the seventy people have been killed in a russian airstrike on a besieged syrian strike at a market in the town of kufa but now with the rebel held east and. south africa's former president jacob zuma is set to face prosecution for sixteen corruption charges prosecutors say the charges include cancer fraud racketeering money laundering. russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov has confirmed british diplomats will be expelled from russia in response to to resume ace decision to order twenty three russian embassy staff out of the u.k. after the poisoning of a former to. agents. in argentina relatives of the forty four crewmembers of a lost submarine are demanding answers they're not convinced by government assurances that all is being done to find the vessel in the southern atlantic the
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families have begun raising funds to search for the submarine privately to reasonable reports now from when is iris. a small group of protesters in front of argentina's presidential palace most of them relatives of the forty four crew members of the one submarine and so. we feel abandoned not only by the government but also by society in general we have been alone all this time it is as if nobody cares it's been four months since a submarine went missing in the southern atlantic it was sailing from the southern argentine city of. the commander of the vessel told his home base water had entered the ship resulting in a battery mile function. and the water listening devices scattered around the world's oceans identified the hydro acoustic anomaly in the area the navy believes it was an explosion. their son that was part of the crew he
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has been pushing for the government to continue with the search and the investigation into exactly what happened though it was him going it's been one hundred twenty days when supposedly an explosion was attacked and we have more doubts ever because over two hours after the supposed explosion the recent attempt to contact bodies nobody has been able to give us an answer we want to know the truth because the recent attempt to hide what happened the government says it has done everything possible to find the missing submarine but people here are desperate and they're coming bands that not enough has been done some of them are even asking for small donations so that they can hire a private company that will help them find their loved ones. there's been an international search for the missing sub russia and the united states provided ships and technology but weather conditions were difficult at the time no trace of
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the bethel has been found the search is continuing though with a reduced number of ships. believes there might be another reason why finding the submarine has become even more difficult as. most probably the submarine got stuck in underwater communes with enormous cormorants and very probably the submarine could be covered with settlement which will make it more difficult to find now we need to continue combing the area change the type of technology that could take years to find. and that's what these people want they've lost hope their relatives will be found alive but say they need to know what happened no matter how long it takes. that is how will i just see one of the. protests have been held across brazil following the death of a popular real city councilor mariel frankel will shortz along with her driver wednesday night what appears to have been a targeted assassination just weeks ago the federal government who brazil's army in
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charge of fixing we'll have a huckster a small. despite the music and dancing this is not a happy occasion protest is brian the streets of sao paulo to mourn the murder of a prominent politician and once described as a tireless social warrior the biggest marches were in her hometown of rio de janeiro where tens of thousands of brazilians gathered outside the city's council this is the woman whose killing has provoked such outrage marielle franco the thirty eight year old councilor has become a voice for gay and black rights as well as fighting against police violence in poor areas of the city police officials say she was deliberately targeted frank who were shot four times in the head and her driver was also killed her assistant who is in the back survived brazil's president was quick to speak out to condemn the killing even though the two had disagreed over his recent plans to put the army in charge of security in rio de janeiro he added the assassination of councilman
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r.t.l. and her driver and a single is is unacceptable miscible like all the other murders that happen in rio de janeiro legend's is truly an attack on the rule of law and on our democracy has promised to carry out a full and transparent investigation. i think the people on the streets are angry and point the finger at the are far too nice to that now because there is a lot of indignation against this cowardice they want to silence a woman who fought for rights for justice for young black women. if that was the first word we were in two thousand and eighteen that the injustice carries on that's why we gather here today we're tired of injustice we want this to go not unpunished for our friend our colleague our sister's death not to go unpunished because her blood cries out. one of franco's final posts on twitter criticized the police killing of a young man as he was leaving charge. human rights groups
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a plea. some are responsible for at least one thousand killings last year. al-jazeera. david miranda is a real city councilor and a member of brazil's socialism and liberty posse is also a close friend of mariel franco and he joins me now from reel of warm welcome to the program david tell us more about mariella and the effect she had on the communities that she served thanks for having me julie. it was inspiration because for ten years we didn't have a black woman by the city council she was not only a black woman but she was also he would bring so much pride she was the fifth most vote i like to in rio all the lows vote for her we actually have
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a representative near her i got really close because we have the same history where blackwell that i would be teas we come for the for we sat next to each other and our friendship bonds was beyond she was living in halls with friends she got to know our kids. and it was really hard to see such a loss and the politics right now and i think i really was david i can hear it in your voice and i wonder how i was everybody feeling right now. well yesterday was. was very difficult for everybody she was an inspiration and i'm shaking right now given this interview. everybody in this country shaking she has such a brutal brilliant future ahead of her and was taken of it was so girl it
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was five bullets crossing. sending a straight message if you are black and you're off of from the favelas and you feel woman and you trying to go against the power against the structures the power the corruptions power you will get kill so it's a message to everybody in this country so everybody in this country instead of got that message of fear we went to the streets we send a message saying you know her but we all here is thousands of maria ali that was born with those four bullets and. you've shot her but you're born a revolution not only here in brazil or around the world we have protests around the world because of. and in terms david of the investigation are you confident that an impartial fair investigation can
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be carried out. i'm not very confident because we know there is police corruptions problem the government's very corrupt tamil is so corrupt they will have a so much announces against him and he bought or the congress to be the so i don't know i don't have completely faith but i have fave everybody me you are doing his interview and everybody else push will look together we ask for information i have faith and humanity this is what i have faith if we push this we will get the information we have the new information that the bullets would use to cure her was bought and she falls and sixteen for the other a police so we're already getting some information by the riyadh still we're doing the streets for all the people are pressuring him and and the international
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pressure is helping too because all the media here a coven is more and more and more and the answers are going to come when everybody asking for hope kilmartin who killed the song and we need to be pushing this agenda more and more into we get to the end that it is because she was and she will always be living living inside of our hearts for now and forever david miranda there joining me thanks so much david for for joining us thank you. thank you for having me today marks fifty years since one of the darkest moments of the vietnam war u.s. soldiers acting on incorrect intelligence moved into the village of me lie and then massacred more than five hundred civilians mostly women and children when he would force. it's normal to see grave sites scattered around the
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villages and rice fields of vietnam but in this area there's a common date etched on them the sixteenth of march one thousand nine hundred sixty eight that's when most people who lived in the village of me live with killed some of them raped and tortured first in a four hour assault by u.s. soldiers during the vietnam war. pantani kong was eleven at the time and among the few who survived when the soldiers opened fire on his family he was shielded by the bodies of his mother and four siblings. there the soldiers killed people in the rice fields and on the roads first then they came to every house and killed everyone they killed every person and every animal they saw then they burnt the houses believing there were enemy soldiers and me lie the americans were told to kill everyone five hundred four unarmed men women and children were murdered the main site is now a park in museum where people come to learn about
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a massacre that was covered up by the u.s. for more than a year. people come here to remember them africa but it's not about holding on to bad feelings it's a reminder to the world that the war was bad and together we must maintain peace the just one u.s. soldier was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison but later had his sentence commuted. the message and other similar incidents helped galvanize the antiwar movement in the united states and turned more vietnamese against the american soldiers today of course the vietnamese haven't forgotten the war but for most there is a sense of moving on. relations between the two countries have steadily improved to the point where they see strategic and economic benefits of being on the same side i last week saw the largest u.s. military presence in vietnam since the war as the navy visited the city of dumbing and took part in several community events. but moving on is not so easy for those
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who survived one of the most horrific acts of the war. from the vietnamese offer giving the local people who will always retain some hatred for the american so jews who had no humanity that day getting a bus or the letters homeless and with a lonely life today the fields around me lie a peaceful just as they were before the u.s. helicopters landed fifty years ago but for survivors of the darkest of days the serenity will never be able to raise the memories wane hey al jazeera me lie vietnam security and trade will be top of the agenda as a stray a whole society east asia summit protests are expected though because some of the leaders attending our c.n.n. have always seen crackdowns on human rights in their own countries and to thomas reports back from sydney. organizers called this event held in sydney on thursday the phone teams of computer experts were given mock cyber security challenges with
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five hundred participants. internationally and domestically both from public and private enterprise trying to. fix six terrorism questions we've given them in thirty two hours most participants were from association of southeast asian nations or as the end countries australia has put countering cyber crime and tackling money laundering and what it calls terrorism at the heart of the agenda for the as he and special summit australia itself isn't in as again as its acronym suggests its ten members are all in southeast asia australia though is to fast south and east to be a member but australia has important trade and security relationships with asean countries and wants to tighten connections with a group it sees as valuable to regional security. as he is
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uniquely placed to continue to promote international rules based order within our region. as he and countries are nothing like as in twined politically or economically as countries in for example the european union but having a regional group in asia which excludes china is useful to australia hosting a summit is a sign of australia's commitment to it the benefit i think is establishing these relationships so that if there is a crisis probably one that will be that it will involve china in the future yes trying different has these relationships and it is able to call on them and rely on them the summits of as the end leaders is being kept low key in part because it's controversial those attending include myanmar's understand despite her government's treatment of the hinge or the military leader of thailand will be coming to even though elections there were recently delayed again. and so too is malaysia's prime minister despite many saying he's corrupt the only as yet leader choosing not to
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come as the philippines roderigo to tatay even cambodia's prime minister hun sen is being welcomed by australia's government despite his crackdown on opposition figures and human rights activists at home and has threatened to beat up any protestors who burn effigies of him in sydney a horrible dictator is. human right. he doesn't understand democracy so the way through to people is through. you know threats harassment. you know mainly from a fee for silence cambodians ranger and vietnamese people living in australia all planning to protest andrew thomas al-jazeera sydney still ahead on the program and cast in now i'll tell you about keep their heroes and like every other child he
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wants to be just like them. in sport are still issues warnings. on cisco moscow.
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children in kenya's largest slum are on a mission to change their neighborhood through a local arts project the workshop helps children create superheroes to deal with issues that affect them in the slum katherine so has more from the capital my well . it's saturday afternoon and
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a handful of children get creative with paint brushes and. what they like most about this project in the heart of the largest slum in the country is a good to be who they want to. squid one is undoubtedly the head of the park and same. thing my superpower is to help out when there is fire in the slum i bring water and help people to get to safety. and he shows us how. wonder woman says she has the power to get the truth out of people. this could be a or has lots of law isn't criminals if i can get people to be honest we could live peacefully the walk shop which has also opened its doors to many practicing artists in kibera was started by two groups whose founders were born and bred here we have
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an artists we have guys who do for three. games with lots of creative things so. it's a comedian. the room itself can only take about ten children of the time the project accommodates just forty children every few months and only when there's money to buy the tools to work this afternoon they get to go outdoors where they make modern searched shanty walls their canvas this is the suit of kibera children here get to express themselves in whatever way they see best and on any of their little space their mentors tell us it keeps the ground it's. their idea is to have the children deal with everyday problems that affect their neighborhoods. have the skills to delist become heroes in their own community so like. my own superman we
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want to show these kids you can be the black money in the community you can transform your community many children who live in slum areas have few opportunities to make it out but this superheroes of kibera say they're determined to succeed and as long as they're here they want to make their lives and many other people they interact with a little better catherine saw al-jazeera nairobi kenya. let's get all the day's sports news that was far in doha. julie thank you so much the draw has been made for the champions league quarter finals but still averted some thrilling ties two time defending champions around madrid will face italian side eventis in a repeat of last season's final that was won by the spanish sides and indians it and side are bidding to become the first team to win europe's top club competition three straight times in more than forty years. just i mean i think. we already played them three times recently in the past and i think both of us
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recognize it'll be difficult we'll have to play those games very very well at a very high level to progress this being said we obviously trust players who showed us those last years that they're able to handle these types of games very well and raise a lot of joy among all fans. to avoid the thrashing barcelona gave them when they last met in the champions league in twenty fifteen while quarterfinal debutant severe meat but his legal leaders bar in munich one of the two remaining english teams will be eliminated after liverpool were drawn with manchester city for the first time in european competition. authorities will be on high alert after english side arsenal were drawn with cisco in moscow in the europa league finals tensions between the two nations have been high after the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter shortly after the draw was made the club issued a travel advisory for fans thinking of going to moscow for the away like it highlighted warnings from the british foreign office saying there is the possibility of anti
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british sentiment in russia and to avoid commenting publicly on political developments. this could be a pivotal day in the history of international football in iraq fifo will be voting in the coming hours to decide of competitive games can return to the country for the first time in almost thirty years safety and security concerns have resulted in iraq playing all their home matches in world cup and asian cup qualifying in neutral countries. earlier we spoke to iraq football writer house and he told us how difficult it is been for the team to play all their important games away from home. it's been very difficult of course for the fund to specially you know we football's basically all kind of final beacon of hope it's a huge sport there as the main sport for us to not be able to watch our national side in nearly three decades it's been very tough but likewise for the team it's also been very difficult you know various different aspects first of all on the
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top level of football the small margins much usually with with no home support when you're playing in a stadium that's completely empty whether it's internal dump or the u.a.e. or wherever you know it's not the same atmosphere that will generate when you're playing in your own country so that might give you a five percent edge is very difficult for the plays in that sense likewise is the additional factors such as extra trouble or the pitches being poor this is especially been the case when we played in iran and when you have play is capable of playing fast fluid football such as seen just in their own really results and you being forced to play a more direct approach which is not very convenient when you have the players capable of playing a better standard of football so it's been very difficult in these in these circumstances it's been a good day for the veterans add to mrs indian wells tournaments venus williams and
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roger federer are both into the semifinals thirty six year old federer has equal to his best start to a season in more than a decade the sixteenth straight win every year came against young child south korea better is closing in on a record six title when. venus has reached the semifinals in california for the first time in seventeen years the thirty seven year old is yet to drop a set of the event and never live trap. against carlos wars' navarro williams will now face daria sickies. host zimbabwe had moved to the top of the table after beating ireland by a hundred and six runs in the cricket world cup qualifier ten teams have been batting it battling it out for the last two remaining spots and next year's world cup years of economic and political turmoil in zimbabwe have affected participation
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levels in the sport but as home which are some reports organizers hope the home tournaments or attract people back to the game. zimbabwe's national cricket team has surprised many local fans they've made it into the last sixteen years fighting it out for two final spots at next year's cricket world cup being held in england zimbabwe used to regularly play against the top national sides in the world. but the political and financial crises june robert mugabe's rule hurt the game some senior many white players left in protest leaving behind a young inexperienced players who had the door to task of picking up the pieces. he was forced to resign in november. is now president some fans and players hope a new beginning for the country will also be a new beginning for cricket and we've had some challenges in the past and i think you know just with the changes that have happened in the country i hope that we can
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play our little part and do well you know we are representing fifteen million people in our country and if we can if we can do well in flight of the flood car then yeah it will be good for cricket in this country in the for the future of cricket. in recent years the team has struggled against other international sides. but they say playing on home soil in the super sixes qualifying tournament gives them an advantage and gets more young people interested in the sport with all these games being played here at home. more younger people watching and a lot more than a people interested in the sport i mean that's how we started coming arjun watching . twelve year old. international teams are playing in zimbabwe inspires him encourages young people by seeing shards playing people playing and people playing. bill for game night.
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football remains more popular than cricket in zimbabwe some people here believe cricket is an elitist sport some schools are trying to change that perception it's a poor school the bats and balls are several years old they're really good players and upgrading cricket academy and maybe one day play for the national team it's been a bumpy road for national side players know they still a lot of work to do the more matches they win could raise the profile of cricket and return zimbabwe's. national team to form a place competing with the world's elite. and that's all your sport for now it's now back to chile and london for a thank you now at least eight skiers are being treated for minor injuries after a ski lift malfunction in the georgian resort of videos posted on social media show the left apparently developing a mind of its own reversing direction and running at a dangerously high speed skiers already surprised to be traveling rapidly down the
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hill backwards with full mitosis into the air all those two to jump off early investigation is underway. that's it from h. and i went to this news hour but will be with you in just a second with much more of the day's news as always thanks for your company. what makes this moment this era we're living through so unique this is really an attack on truth itself is a lot of misunderstanding
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