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sure is high risk money sometimes trump is raised using production drugs. that are not approved for use in us the f.d.a. simply isn't testing and not on be imported market to really find all of these biologic bread to feed take note at this time on al-jazeera. the war in syria escalates on two fronts and strides in east and a lot of us say the turkish military is bombed a hospital in a free. flowing down jordan this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up
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a questionable arms deal corruption charges are reinstated against former south african president jacob zuma. we meet the so-called agitators planning to challenge russia's president on election day. right now i don't have any indian suffers just like we should and why i have been and then a gyptian father's plea to the daughter he calls an angel died in the u.k. . fighting on two major fronts in syria is forcing people to flee in their tens of thousands as strikes rained down on civilians in rebel held eastern ghouta near the capital damascus at least ninety people have been killed most of them when a busy market was hit by strikes well activists say the bombs were dropped by russian jets the united nations estimates up to sixteen thousand people have escaped the clave in recent days meanwhile in the north west activists. the kurdish
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y p g are reporting the only functioning hospital in a freeman has been hit by turkish forces killing fifteen people turkey has denied this and the battle for control of the freeness forced almost fifty thousand people from their homes turkish troops and allied rebel groups now have the city surrounded they're trying to capture it from the white b.g. alan fischer reports from the end it's been a day of stark brutal contrasts. with the line between life and death a sharp and arbitrary this is a fringe a city that's been shelled by the free syrian army backed by the turks. with the number of dead rises by the day with a pall of smoke from another attack hangs in the year no surrounded by the f.s.a. and the turkish military the final assault to take the city is underway civilians on the 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
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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 are being 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 friends in the cause of turkey 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 to put it simple and straightforward children have been and continue living in their hellish conditions in places like eastern gooder but also afraid it is good to see that at last
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a few thousands of people have been able to leave these hellish conditions in any single day enough rain. popular market was hit boardings piled up in the streets of the syrian civil war no. alliances of the battle lines of changed but what is no different is that some people will live until to morrow so many innocent people will die out fisher out to zero on the turkey syria border . south africa's former president jacob zuma is facing prosecution for corruption the charges include fraud racketeering and money laundering over a two point five billion dollars arms deal signed in the one nine hundred ninety s. zuma denies any wrongdoing as malcolm webb reports from pretoria. it began with a two billion dollars deal between south africa and a french arms company in the one nine hundred ninety s.
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. 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 the charges were later dropped shortly before he became president zuma resigned in february and now africa's prosecutor says the case is back on i am of the 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 i resume as a nine year presidency. here he seemed leading one of his many court hearings press in opposition accused him of handing control of parts of the state to private
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interest is always denied charges and accusations. the prosecutors who work in this office drops the arms deal corruption charges against zuma the 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 force hard ever since to get the charges reinstated karen mourns the journalist who first broke the story of the charges being dropped and covered the issue and has 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 seumas controversial president over prosecutors and the press billions of dollars of public money was stolen before and during his tenure south africans are still waiting to see if zuma anyone from his government will be
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held to account. al-jazeera pretoria south africa. or someone is a policy and political scientist at the university of south africa he says new evidence against zuma may come from his former financial advisor who's now in prison. you do think that the chances of even going to use may be limited but the chances of him being guilty. and some penalties may come in his way. because at this particular stage you may find that one year was a segue into the says of the two that even though you. did for me is the relationship with. the new evidence that may or may have. ironic that there from the person or was imprisoned or see or may not
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be very happy of the fact that he saw lho or this body. and he symbol of the neglected by the president during his years as a president is also faces yet. because of the same time the state kept a investigation which is actually investigating is that oh into a court of sion your use term of office might prove to be a lot more difficult than this one russia is poised to expel british diplomats in a tit for tat route of the poisoning of a former spy foreign minister sergei lavrov says expulsions are in retaliation for britain booting out twenty three russian embassy staff adding to leave on tuesday moscow denies paying any part in last week's attack on the former russian spy u.k. foreign secondly bars johnson has accused president putin of ordering it himself our quarrel is with putin's kremlin and with his decision and we think it
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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. under separate murder inquiries begun into the death of another russian in the u.k. businessman nikolai drew scott was found dead in london on monday police have confirmed the cause of death was compression to the neck sixty eight year old list of was a close associate a prominent putin opponent boris berezovsky was found dead in the u.k. twenty thirteen russia's most high profile opposition figure alex in a valley isn't standing in sunday's election after being banned by the electoral commission last december but that doesn't mean he's completely sitting it out in the valleys fund against corruption group is challenging the legitimacy of that image putin victory and they say they've got fifteen thousand people ready to help chalons has been to meet some of them. these muscovites are learning how to be
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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 and shows what looks like ballot stuffing in southern russia they want to minimize such fraud being repeated which they hope will keep sunday's election turnout from being artificially inflated sippin much taking it what it. needs never will understand 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 gremlins 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 presidents choosing the future says the sign and it's an intriguing idea isn't it one of
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russians had been able to make that choice between vladimir putin and alexina valmy well polling over the last year suggests to me a person is consistently on seventy percent whereas no valley is in single digits the implication of that is clear but it's telling of the kremlin's approach to things that they weren't prepared to even take that chance. so in a rally is plan b. is to deal of. expense and 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 these supporters this is a generational struggle and that's if you're better asked when i went to my first
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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 three is in the university especially in moscow support me because everyone sees where the country is going the central election committee has already attempted to block accreditation for thousands of new valleys monitors campaign activists around the country face prosecutions and jail sentences like with all of alleys initiatives this one won't go smoothly reach alan's al-jazeera moscow. north korea's foreign minister has met sweden's prime minister during a visit to stockholm ri young who is there to discuss security on the korean peninsula but his visit has fueled speculation sweden could host a meeting between the u.s. and north korean leaders donald trump accepted an invitation to meet kim jong un by may the swedish foreign minister says she hopes her country's relationship with the north korean government can be put to good use we value this opportunity to
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arrange a meeting we believe in dialogue and in the political process but we are not naive that we are hopeful hoping that if we can use our role and also our contacts then we will put it to the best use and the least for the parties to decide what is the way forward and the process from now on the white house has dismissed reports u.s. president donald trump is planning another staff shake up secretary of state rex tillerson was sacked this week but the white house chief of staff has been reassuring aides will be no further changes press secretary sarah huckabee sanders told reporters another employee should be concerned for now. and i just have actually spoke to a number of staff this morning reassuring them that there were personnel changes no immediate personnel changes at this time and that people shouldn't be concerned we should do exactly what we do every day and it's come to work and do the very
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best job that we can and that's exactly what we're doing that's exactly what we're focused on time for a short break here and i'll just say right when we come back the voice is getting louder and i'm grilled the killing of a popular politician in brazil plus. the. denouncing corruption protesters in slovakia call for an early election after the killing of a journalist on the stay with us. through tranquil raveena can you. deny. it if any should go into the. hollow we've got the rain clouds gathering again for central pot solved china a little bit of wet weather down towards the southwestern coast southerly winds so you have that's really pushing its way in the rain will extend over towards shanghai shanghai the leading edge of that should stay lossie dry for good part of
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sunday with some heavy downpours and land want to try there went to hong kong over the next outing will sunshine once again at twenty four degrees celsius that a bit of weather just making its way to northern areas of vietnam for much of it now it will be fine and settled as is the case across a good part of china while the showers into malaysia more sober across indonesia more heavy showers coming in here with the likelihood of some localized flooding as we go on through the weekend with a little further north of the some showers coming into thailand bangkok should say lossie try temperatures here getting up to around thirty three degrees la to try to across much of india but you can see how the showers there across southern parts of the country into sri lanka more heavy showers here is to go on. through the next dials i put some pieces of cloud and write a while loop for a monsoon hate we're calling it now that will continue to build the temperatures lifting as we go on through the next few days make poor thirty six celsius showers continue further south a little more clout for northern pakistan. the weather sponsored by cats are
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welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories here on the al-jazeera dozens of people have been killed in airstrikes in two areas of syria and rebel held in eastern guta a market was hit leaving more than seventy people dead and activists say fifteen others died when turkish forces bombed the only functioning hospital in kurdish controlled a free. south africa's former president jacob zuma is facing prosecution for corruption the charges include fraud racketeering and money laundering over a two point five billion dollars arms deal signed in the one nine hundred ninety s. zuma denies any wrongdoing. and russia's expelling british diplomats in a tit for tat rao over the poisoning of a former spy foreign minister sergei lavrov says it's in retaliation for the u.k. ordering twenty three russian embassy staff to leave the log british police have launched a separate probe into the death of another russian nicolette bush got in line. now egypt's foreign ministry is demanding answers after a teenager's death in the u.k. marion mustapha sustained severe head injuries in its heart by
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a group of young people in nottingham last month she died on wednesday and the heywood reports. well liked and bright my i'm a staff i had everything going for her a promising future she come to live in the u.k. from egypt and was studying engineering. you don't do anything for anyone so very. last month my arm was attacked by a group of young people in the english city of nottingham marion was taken to hospital placed in an induced coma but never recovered it was about eight o'clock at night when merriam boarded a bus in the center of nottingham it's alleged she was attacked on the pavement by a group who then followed her on to the bus and continued to abuse her. family says she and her sister had been attacked by some of those in the group of poor and a struggling to comprehend what happened do you believe this was a hate crime. because right now i don't have any any
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answer for just my question why you haven't. marian story has been well documented in egypt and on social media with speculation running high about whether the attack was racially motivated police here say they are keeping an open mind and say there's nothing to suggest at the moment that this was a hate crime the local m.p. told lady justice must be done this is a very welcoming and diverse city and we are very proud to have people from all corners of the world here and not in this is a very very unusual but clearly quite distressing situation and everybody from all backgrounds whatever their religion wants to see justice done and that is absolutely the feelings of everybody throughout our criminal justice system the egyptian authorities a calling for those involved to be swiftly brought to justice this is an ongoing
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investigation which has left a city in shock and a family broken and a heywood al-jazeera. two israeli soldiers have been killed and two others are being treated for serious injuries after a car running in the occupied west bank the israeli military considers it a deliberate attack but rather fled but was caught shortly after and taken to hospital unconfirmed reports say he's a twenty six year old palestinian. anger is mounting in brazil that the death of a popular politician there's been a second night of protests in rio de janeiro city councilor mario frank i was shot on wednesday in what's been called an assassination brazil's top prosecutor says federal authorities will investigate her death if city police don't pursue the case aggressively thirty eight year old franco repeatedly criticized police violence and a huckster has more on why her death provoking such angry action. despite the music and dancing this is not
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a happy occasion protesters brian the streets of sao paulo to mourn the murder of prominent politician 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 sitting 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. the assassination of councilman r.t.l. and her driver and a single is is unacceptable in admissible like all the other murders that happen in
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rio de janeiro is truly an attack on the rule of law and on our democracy has promised to carry out a full and transparent investigation. the people on the streets are angry and point the finger at the are far too nice. 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 the injustice carries on that's why we gathered 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 chachi. human rights groups. police are responsible for at least one thousand killings last year. al-jazeera.
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tens of thousands of people have been protesting in slovakia demanding an early election to end a political crisis triggered by a journalist's murder prime minister robert fisa resigned on thursday but demonstrators i wanted more action of what they see as widespread corruption and put yet was reporting on accusations of mafia ties to he says associates when he and his girlfriend was shot dead al-jazeera was yelena grew shots as more from bratislava. organizers of this protest say that the resignation of slovak prime minister at all but a speech so does not change essentially nothing i spoke earlier today with one of the main organizers of the protest the journalist peter nods he said he's not going anywhere he stand clearly that message yesterday to the press and to the president he's caught himself so people who gathered here still had two demands they want independent investigation of murder of the uncouth sect and you know the state of
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our force so they want government to do a new one a government with no connection with the organized crime and corruption and they want these in contrary and one of the protesters here for example is trying to shoot me close call former candidate for the president most of i can one of the main organizers of the protests the people against violence and i think eighty nine i feel underlined that that is the decent country not just about the bits of government about the balls and the government so according to the organizers they want new election the citizens so slovakia as they say laws are just in their country and the elections are the only way to change that protester organized in thirty cities in the slovakia this place exactly in the brought this low voice symbolic in many ways this is the exact place where protests in eighty nine was
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held there was a message here in one of the buildings it says only men who fight for his freedom has the right to hold it also this is the only place in the broad history of over candles for young could see a candidate at the in a needle voice still standing three weeks after their murder. the president of cyprus says he is ready to resume peace talks with the breakaway northern region nicos anastasiades told our jazeera he would jump at the first opportunity to talk with the north leader moustapha kinja earlier this month a separate foreign minister said his country would not resume talks while turkey blocks its gas exploration efforts you could not expect to form a government to. continue the talks or to accept to start. a new round of negotiations when the other side is putting a precondition that the. exploitation the exploration
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exploitation or whatever point we are portraying as regards the. guard points we have to decide together we have to agree to a got a whole committee will decide. regards to licensing guys or gods with whom we have to to whom we have to sell and all of these kind of things ok but if mostafa kinzie the turkish cypriot leader if he calls you today and says let's have talks would you accept given those ladies they won't hear you and attend to meet. now at least eight ski is being treated for injuries after a ski lift malfunctioned in the georgian resorts of derry videos posted on social media show the lift reversing direction and running at a dangerously high speed ski is already surprised to be travelling backwards rapidly down the hill with one metres through the end of us up to jump to safety an
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investigation is now underway. investigators say it's unlikely they'll be any more survivors after a bridge collapsed onto a busy highway in the u.s. state of florida at least six people were killed on thursday when the bridge fell on to several lanes of traffic at florida international university in miami several cars were crushed and police say more bodies could be found incidents raise concerns about the safety of a rapid construction technique widely used in the us they've been protests in australia ahead of a southeast asia summit being held in sydney the cambodian community there is angry of the attendance of prime minister hun sen accusing him of overseeing human rights abuses he's one of a number of asian leaders involved in the two day summit which will be focusing on trade and security under thomas reports from sydney. organizers called this event held in sydney on thursday the phone teams of computer experts were given mock
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cyber security challenges where five hundred participants. internationally and domestically from public private enterprise try 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 asean special summit australia itself isn't in as again as its acronym suggests its ten members are all in southeast asia australia though is too 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. is uniquely placed to continue to promote international order within
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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 asean leaders is being kept low key in part because it's controversial those attending include myanmar's on sunday despite her government's treatment of the ranger the military leader of thailand will be coming to even though elections that were recently delayed again. in so to is malaysia's prime minister despite many saying he's corrupt the only as yet leader choosing not to come is the philippines roderigo to test even cambodia's prime minister hun sen is
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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 protest as we burn effigies of him in sydney a horrible dictator who has no respect for human rights. he doesn't understand democracy. the way he had thirty people. you know thread harassment. you know mainly from a people silenced cambodians ranger and vietnamese people living in australia. to protest under thomas i'll just sit. atop a quick recap of the top stories here dozens of people have been killed in airstrikes in two areas of syria and rebel held east and go to
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a market was hit leaving more than seventy dead and activists say fifteen others died when turkish forces bombed the only functioning hospital in a free so africa for president jacob zuma is facing prosecution for corruption charges include fraud racketeering and money laundering of a two point five billion dollars arms deal signed back in the ninety's zuma denies any wrongdoing russia's poised to expel british diplomats and a tit for tat route over the poisoning of a former spy foreign minister sergei lavrov says expulsions on a tally ation for britain booting up twenty three russian diplomats and they're due to leave on tuesday u.k. foreign secretary barres johnson has accused president putin of ordering last week's attack on the former russian spy. our 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.
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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 probes begun into the death of another russian in the u.k. businessman nicholai glue scott was found dead in london on monday he was a close associate of a prominent putin opponent boris berezovsky who was found dead in the u.k. in twenty thirteen tens of thousands of people have joined anti-government protests in civil they're demanding an early election to end a political crisis triggered by the murder of a journalist. the president of cyprus says he's ready to resume peace talks with the breakaway northern region because anastasio adi's told our jazeera he would jump at the first opportunity to discuss the issue with a north leader moustapha kinja investigators say it's unlikely they'll be any more survivors after a bridge collapsed onto a busy highway in the u.s. state of florida at least six people were killed on thursday when the bridge fell on to several lanes of traffic at florida international university in miami
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well those were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after inside story staging thanks for watching live from. there is anger in egypt as a teenage girl died weeks after a street attack in the u.k. office family suggest that she was the victim of a hate crime british police say there's no evidence that it was racially motivated such attacks are on the rise will we ever get to the truth this is inside story.


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