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as multiple threats begin to loom on the horizon. we are witnessing around the world this whole reminyl which is only looking at how to make the next profit. economies devastating ecosystems putting a price on the protection of nature green economy is sound good but it was all about privatizing nature should our environment be for sale but we're trying to do this destroy people to stabilize the country given a financial incentive to do that pricing the planet at this time on al-jazeera. after days of silence facebook c.e.o. addresses privacy concerns that have taken tens of billions of dollars of the company's value.
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below and down jordan this is our jazeera live from doha also coming up as strikes in syria as in the province killed at least twenty two people most of them children . french authorities open a formal investigation into ties between former president nicolas sarkozy and libya . and three months after barely surviving an impeachment vote peru's president has resigned. the head of facebook says he's committed to stop the use of social media platform to interfere in elections including the upcoming votes in brazil india and the u.s. midterms c.e.o. mark zuckerberg finally broke his silence five days after a u.k. firm cambridge analytical was accused of improperly accessing use information to manipulate us voters zuckerberg has confirmed facebook had been issued warrants and was cooperating with ongoing investigations but he says no link was found between cambridge analytical and russia's internet research agency the facebook c.e.o.
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has said he'd be happy to testify in front of the u.s. congress if he was deemed the right person to appear how to show castro has more. facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg says since this data breach happened in two thousand and thirteen facebook has already gone through a drastic security improvement that would make such a breach now impossible today however he also acknowledged that more still needs to be done by facebook to shore up its security that includes investigating the possibly thousands of other third party apps i had similar access to information prior to the security upgrade as well as more security upgrades to limit access of apps going forward to people's private data and making it easier for facebook users to rescind permissions now what zuckerberg did not go as far as to say was to issue a full apology rather he places the lion's share of the blame on cameras analytic
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and the researcher that it purchased this data from saying that those two entities misled facebook now the value of facebook stocks has taken a plunge in the last five days since the story broke losing sixty billion dollars of value but that is just the beginning of the fallout for facebook as now various entities have launched investigations that includes the federal trade board as well as three attorney generals from u.s. states as well as congress and the british parliament who all want mark zuckerberg to testify in person something that facebook's founder and c.e.o. has consistently resisted syria's government has agreed to a deal with a rebel group in eastern due to allow the evacuation of the town of harasta in the two thousand people who died in the besieged enclave since the government
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intensified of times a month ago elsewhere in the country a turkish offensive in the north west continues as drugs hit a school in rebel held province zana has more from beirut. one of the rebel factions in eastern a buddha has decided to surrender her out of the sham they control the town of how testa eastern huta this besieged enclave of eastern with is now divided into three pockets three pockets that are surrounded by pro-government forces now one of those pockets how to us the pro syria government media are reporting that up to one thousand five hundred fighters and six thousand members of their families will be leaving early thursday they will be bussed to the northwestern province of idlib which is under the control of the opposition this will be the first deal of its kind in eastern huta there are two other rebel factions as lemon file of the ramen they have also been involved in the gauche a sions with the russian military but so far those in negotiations did not make any
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progress but undoubtedly the decision by how to sham to lay down its arms will pile more pressure on these two other rebel factions now the pro-government alliances military campaign has entered its second month really relentless bombardment that puts a lot of pressure not just on the rebels but the thousands and thousands of people who are trapped inside according to the united nations hundreds of thousands remain in these rebel controlled besieged pockets of territory and that their situation is catastrophic many of them want to leave but they are requesting safe passage what they mean by safe passage is that these humanitarian corridors should be monitored by international observers they're too scared to cross into government controlled territory in fear of arrest and even some will tell you we could be executed so one rebel faction surrendering the pro-government alliance making this clear in its actions and its in its words really since the start of this campaign that they will not stop until the rebel factions lay down their arms and any agreement short of that will not end the military onslaught. well let's go back to the strike in live
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in northern syria at least twenty two people most of them children died in the attack the white helmets rescue group says they were fleeing a school after the raid began. isn't it lib and sent this report. there have been deaths and injuries mainly among children because of air strikes launched by what the opposition says were russian jets they targeted residential areas in the village of kaffir about in a loop so the countryside they hit civilian homes the first airstrike targeted a house near an elementary school children at the school were terrified they fled the school in a chaotic way so residents tried to shelter them inside an underground cave in the neighborhood however the jets turned back on targeted the location with several missiles hitting the cave that was sheltering more than twenty children and women the cave fully collapsed on top of the children civil defense units did all that they could to rescue them what they could not rescue them and after several areas
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of throwing all those inside the cave are found dead francis former president nicolas sarkozy has been placed on the formal investigation accused of receiving illegal campaign funds from the late libyan leader moammar gadhafi allegedly accepted millions of dollars from gadhafi while running for office in two thousand and seven the investigation into his election campaign has been underway for the past five years denies any wrongdoing but a report some ten in paris. well this is the first time that a former french president has been placed under formal investigation for illegal foreign campaign funding foreign funds planned during presidential campaigns here in france well nicolas sarkozy was questioned by french police for just over twenty four hours that non-tariff police station just behind me is just outside of paris and then he was released earlier on thursday afternoon around five thirty local
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time and placed on a conditional release we don't know whether that means bail whether there will be restrictions on his travel but what we do know is three judges then decided to place him under formal investigation for corruption for the misuse of libyan funds and for illegal campaign foreign funding now that of course is the worst case scenario for nicolas sarkozy has always said that he is innocent and he was of course hoping for his release what he can do now though is he has six months to try and appeal those charges during that time the magistrates will try and put together a case they will do more investigating see if they can possibly bring nicolas sarkozy to trial at some date in the future peru's congress the shuttle to meet on thursday to formally accept the president's resignation rather a public which was facing a preachment vote over corruption allegations tied to the brazilian construction giant other bridge sanchez reports from lima. i mean. he's been in office for
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less than twenty months now president bill. white. in the face of this difficult situation that has developed and has unjustly made me appear guilty of acts i have not participated in i think the best thing for the country is that i resign. he left the presidential palace flanked by administrative personnel politicians were going to impeach him on thursday they say kaczynski lied about receiving consulting fees from brazilian construction giant although bridge when he was a finance minister more than a decade ago in a message to the nation he said he was innocent. that they were to government i categorically reject these unproved accusations and i reaffirm my commitment to an honest moral and just poor rule for all. but then secret recordings were released by his opponents led by the daughter of former strongman and we have to fire him
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already of political allies allegedly negotiating votes to protect from being ousted according to the constitution the first vice president. should take over the presidency for three more years to finish the mandate only on friday vickery can be sworn in with a new cabinet and i hope everything's changed completely here have been here movie and some skeptical more than shock to many peruvians see they are angry at business political class because they say it's corrupt. opinion poll say seventy nine percent of peruvians thought he had to go only fourteen percent approve of the congress performance. yes he lied everyone lies i hope all the congressman lee. all congressmen should resign because they're involved in corruption and there should be a restructuring of the state because money has been stolen by suppress it in the house it in the past that if he was forced out he'd go to that's now looking less
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likely that if he takes over the presidency it won't be easy you'll have to work with the same politicians who impeached him less than one year ago when he was a transport minister but the innocent just i'm just. well pizza hut him as a latin america analyst he says kaczynski had no other option well bru. after the revelations about pedro pablo kaczynski being involved with the company that was involved with the autograph company it was clear that he had become virtually a lame duck in peru many of his supporters were disappearing his initial response was not as frank and open and transparent as it might have been and it was a slow period but day by day he began to lose support and by the
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time he pardoned president x. president fujimori and allowed him to return to his house leaving him out of jail his criticism of him was growing louder and louder approval was going lower and lower and there was really nowhere to turn and he had very little support in congress his own cabinet was questionable support i think he finally took the advice that this was not going to work. lots of also to come here in al-jazeera including a peace deal for the palestinian teenager who became a national icon when she was sent to prison for striking an israeli soldier plus a fight for water a severe drought in kenya as communities going to war evelyn writes or not stay with us. from dusky sunsets over the sprawling savannah. to sunrise
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atop an asian metropolis halla the same pretty stormy weather in the central mediterranean the moment that usually means is taking the energy of the atmosphere so that cloud you see can we have to kids through the caucasus is dropping no more than a little bit of rain or snow and south of it all the sun is at twenty seven in beirut twenty six in jerusalem about city in baghdad now with fine with a like this the wind direction will determine where the temperatures rise rapidly i'm given what i said about the central med we're drawing warms up from the south thirty one in beirut and this is come friday looks fairly winded i think it probably will be trucked choppy in the eastern med but the same influence exists further east cities freeze a full cross by god twenty three in terre expect him to slowly rise or actually could say rapidly rising this time of the year in the arabian peninsula got thirty three is a forecast in doha it's fairly consistent the next couple of days near forty in mecca there's bit of a breeze here so far it's been
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a clean one but it can be trusted dusty with a change of only five degrees and direction really wet weather again in south africa nothing in cape town where you might want to coast but look at this big massive debris such x. and been up to was botswana and even north and the maybe that's funny persistence the next day or so drifting only slowly eastwards. the weather sponsored by qatar and place. the scene for us when they're on line what is american sign in yemen that peace is almost possible but not what happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat there people that there are choosing between buying medication and eating they say is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist just posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. welcome
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back a quick reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera the head of facebook has admitted his company made mistakes missed data protection after revelations or u.k. misused information from fifty million of its users c.e.o. mark zuckerberg has promised tougher steps to restrict developers access to information. at least twenty three people most of them children have been killed by a strikes in syria's rebel held a goodly province activists say the civilians for their school to a nearby came out of the first wave of bombs were struck by russian jets but kate was hit in a second series of strikes. and proves congress social to meet on thursday to formally accept the president's resignation at
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a public school was facing an impeachment vote of a corruption allegations tied to the brazilian construction giant out of the. pope francis has reportedly telephoned the mother of a murdered brazilian councilwoman mario franco was shot dead last week and thousands of brazilians have been protesting since demanding police find the killers and on. profit organization from maida tweeted on wednesday saying franco's mother spoke to the pope franco is known for her activism against police brutality . police in the u.s. state of texas say they found concrete evidence that suspect not condit was behind the recent bombing spree in the capital austin the twenty three year old student his car into a ditch and blew himself up on wednesday john hendren has more in the bombs hometown of through the ville in texas after a three week manhunt the austin package bombers latest victim was himself his motive still a mystery the suspect is deceased in
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a final confrontation with officers who had tracked him down to a suburban hotel police say twenty three year old mark internee condit detonated an explosive leaving him dead his parents at a loss to explain it as series of questions unanswered we don't know where this suspect has spent his last twenty four hours we also have not fully been able to rule out whether or not there were any other accomplices he may be a part of this is still pose a danger police did reveal one surprising discovery on the bomber cell phone was a twenty five minute recorded confession detailing each of six explosives he made leaving police confident none are still waiting to detonate we can account for each and every one of them police say he paired batteries ordered online from asia with everyday products he bought at a home depot store he turned them into deadly explosives that blew up on doorsteps on a sidewalk and most recently in a fed ex shipping center the blasts left two dead several injured and
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a city shaken. condit's family said in a statement we are devastated and broken at the news that our family member could be involved in such an awful way our prayers are for those families who have lost loved ones and for the soul of our mark the picture of the bomber that emerges from friends neighbors and police is of a bookish young man schooled at home from a religious family politically conservative and opinionated but so far nobody can answer the most vexing question why did he do it police tracked him down using receipts cell phone records surveillance video of a disguised man dropping off a package and witness reports that in the past twenty four to thirty six hours we started getting information on one person of interest that we continue to work on and continue to develop police question condit's two roommates and discovered a telltale bomb assembly room in his suburban austin home and one called a bomb making factory but there's definitely components consistent what we've seen
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in all these other devices the search found explosive components now what they're looking for is a motive john hendren al-jazeera austin texas. most of the one hundred ten schoolgirls were abducted a month ago in northeast nigeria have been reunited with their families the girls were released in their hometown of duchy by boko haram fighters but it's reported that six still missing nigeria's government says it agreed attempt reports in the fighting with the group to secure their release richard martin reports. of the more than a month in captivity the schoolgirls were brought to my degree to meet government ministers who'd helped negotiate their release many of them are suffering from the effects of their experience earlier parents who spent weeks anxiously waiting for news celebrated their daughter's return sunday or that somehow that their son that was a sixteen year old i should bury was among those kidnapped from school by boko haram fighters last month not access to those who may not even know that we could hear
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lots of gunshots in the air we were totally confused some buckled her around people into a school gate and we started to run they asked us to stop running or they would shoot us we got into some trucks and they took us away. boko haram fighters it dropped the girls in the center of the early on wednesday morning the nigerian government says it chose to negotiate with the armed group rather than use military force we have been in negotiations. with this faction of. the subjects for quite a while because most what. else nor money peter. this isn't the first time schoolgirls have been abducted in nigeria there was international outrage in twenty fourteen when more than two hundred seventy girls were kidnapped from chibok many of them still missing i should derry's father is just grateful his daughter is
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safe and his family when they have to leave you at first when i heard the news i was waiting for confirmation when i found out the children were coming home after ten minutes the town was crowded with people celebrating and praying people were really happy. much needed time with their families will have to wait the next step for these girls is the capital of buddha had a meeting with president mohammed duper hari richard martin al jazeera two yemeni government ministers have resigned after calling for their president's return from saudi arabia they accuse riyadh of holding president hadi under house arrest he fled to the saudi capital along with many of his ministers at the start of the yemen conflict saudi arabia which backs the president's internationally recognized government has been waging war against two of the rebels since twenty fifteen and yemen's central bank has ceased all activities due to a shortage of cash it comes after a large shipment of yemeni reales equal to six hundred eighty million u.s. dollars was seized by u.s.
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forces in february letter obtained by al-jazeera shows the central bank requested the funds be released by the saudi led coalition but is yet to receive a response the money was needed to pay public employees salaries. a palestinian teenage girl on trial for slapping on his right a soldier has been sentenced to eight months and present the case was made ahead to mimi a symbol of palestinian struggle and drawn international attention to reports. i had to mimi arrived in kuta had her sentence in a defiant named five zero yes we are not satisfied with anything we especially don't accept the existence of the occupation on our lands it's illegal the seventeen year old agreed to a plea deal with israeli prosecutors to avoid most serious charges that could have imprisoned her for years under the deal she's due to be released in the summer she was fined fourteen hundred dollars her lawyer says the case against her was farcical after we understood that the military prosecution wanted to keep hiding
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the tension for several years because this case is a case of detail that they're trying to detail are other palestinian youth from resisting occupation as i did that. to me was arrested in december after a video of her slapping and hitting israeli soldiers went viral the confrontation in the occupied west bank took place after what israel says was a stone throwing assault on its troops the judge agreed to a similar plea deal for two mimi's mother who was charged with incitement. to be respond the visited his wife and daughter for the first time in prison on cheese day he says his daughter spends her time doing school work she isn't doing where you see her reading studying the first born son she just told me that there is a body how she was doing to the people of the point to do all of the fighting for our rights to me is case was heard behind closed doors in
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a military court it's drawn international criticism and one point seven million people across the world have signed a petition calling for her release and she's not alone the pressure group defense for children internet. says that last november three hundred thirteen palestinian children were imprisoned victoria gate to be out there egyptian president abdel fattah el-sisi said in a television interview that egyptian should not fear is breaking free me he also denied he was responsible for a lack of competition in upcoming elections the leader made the comments in response to criticism that people in egypt are afraid of imprisonment and are struggling economically. and who can i have noticed on t.v. that there are phrases like oh stop talking or no you can't say that this is not good and i am not saying this for the sake of saying it i mean it and people are comprehensively free to talk and act only one thing is not allowed for example to violently hurt the country some people ask about the democratic process in practice
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when they say that sisi may win the elections but still we wish to see some other competitors yes they are right why not more candidates but you talk to me about something i have nothing to do with whether maher assuras on the doha institute for graduate studies he says sisi statement is not truthful. the practice is on the ground completely different from what he says. most of the serious contenders for the presidential elections are either marginalized or live in prison including the former chief of staff of the education army general sami on and you have others who have been harassed you have. human rights watch is talking about fifteen solid than civilians who were court martialed in his reign between october twenty four thousand in september twenty seventeen this is unprecedented number even on the mubarak's time we have hundreds of cases of forced disappearances extradition killings are well documented and that made the human rights commissioner is they'd
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been rather speaks frankly about the. era of intimidation and terror in ruling the country which is also unprecedented for a human rights commissioner to say that never been said before under any of the regimes so when this is said that nobody no one should fear and these are the realities documented realities on the ground there is a big gap that the european union has set out plans to increase the tax paid by digital companies the finance commissioner here moscovici says he wants firms with large digital revenues in europe to pay a tax of three percent of their turnover plans won't come into force unless they're backed by the european parliament and the twenty eight e.u. countries she says he's not specifically targeting the group of companies sometimes called google apple facebook and amazon this is neither that's nor and she you it's tax proposal doesn't target any company or any country we still meet that we want to do
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than twenty and one hundred and fifty companies will actually full scoop. they are your peeps americans each of us. water shortages are being felt around the world but the united nations says the situation is particularly extreme in parts of east and north africa freshwater resources have already been reduced by two thirds in the last forty years by twenty fifty that amounts expected to be hard most of the region is semi arid and dried which means that more than sixty percent of the water has to be piped in also higher temperatures and rising sea levels could result in shorter crop growing seasons reducing agriculture by more than fifty five percent over the next eighty years well twenty four million kenyans that's more than half of the country's population struggled to access clean water and the scarcity is causing conflicts between farming communities catherine
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soy has more now from northeastern kenya. there has been some rain in what jack account for the fast time in months. and her neighbors in the village of. their train water that collects in paddles on the main road. they have no clean water source and often rely on deliveries trucked to them by the local government from a borehole more than forty kilometers away it's been a week since they last saw the truck. and we don't have anything else to drink right now we cook food we feed to when your children come from school they drink it sometimes they get sick but we have few options. but the rains iraq take and drought frequent forcing hiding communities to walk longer distances in such for food and water and fights often break out as resources become even more scarce this come all the being taken to another far away area where it has rained but most
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conflicts over water and pasture happen during drought seasons where there's not much to go around elders we talked to told us that the traditional ways of solving problems over resources somewhat ineffective now because of political interference . here the elders discuss reason territorial clashes between two communities claiming rights to an area where trains more at least eighty people have died in a dispute over land since more than a decade ago four of them including its pregnant wife were killed in the most recent conflict she's left behind six children. from the other community need water or food they should come and ask but by force that's what leads to conflict. the government and other development partners have been sinking boreholes building dams and constructing water pans to bring water closer to harden and out on the
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walls but even then finding it is getting more difficult what used to be very popular. will only grow up with the egyptians used to. collect water. in pubs fits. used to have what now you dig temp and sixty feet know what. neighbors have hired to feel. and it's time for the goats to train their village as a hope that what a truck will soon calm knowing that even when it does arrive there's never enough for all of them catherine sawyer al-jazeera would not exist in kenya. a quick recap of the top stories here on al-jazeera the head of facebook has admitted his company made mistakes in its data protection after revelations the u.k. firm cambridge analytical misused information from fifty million of its users c.e.o.
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mark zuckerberg has promised tougher steps to restrict developers access to information at least twenty two people most of them children have been killed by a strikes in syria's province activists say the civilians were hit after they fled their school to seek shelter in a nearby cane. france's former president nicolas sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation he's accused of receiving illegal campaign funds for the late libyan leader moammar gadhafi sarkozy allegedly accepted millions of dollars from gadhafi while running for office in two thousand and seven. there is congress has accepted the resignation of president but the republican who stepped down amid corruption allegations kaczynski denied any wrongdoing but said he did not want to be an obstacle in the country's development. in the face of this difficult situation that has developed and has unjustly made me appear guilty of acts i have
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not participated in i think the best thing for the country is that i resign. a palestinian teenage girl on trial for slapping an israeli soldier has been sentenced to eight months in prison after accepting a plea deal seventeen year old had to me is accused of assault after hitting the man in the face last year in the uk by the west bank to be agreed to plead guilty to fool the twelve charges against should be fined fourteen hundred dollars. most of the one hundred ten nigerian schoolgirls were abducted by boko haram last month the been reunited with their families the girls were returned to their hometown of cheek by what appeared to be a convoy of boko haram fighters. as information minister says hundred four girls afraid of these five girls reportedly died in custody yemen's central bank has ceased all activities due to a shortage of cash it comes after a large shipment of yemeni reels equal to six hundred eighty million u.s. dollars was seized by u.s.
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forces in february a letter obtained about zero shows the central bank requested the funds be released by the saudi led coalition but no response has been received well those were the headlines the news continues here on the al-jazeera off of the stream stations them such as the u.s. has withdrawn from the trans-pacific partnership deal others has committed to it but first small countries countries with small populations such as yours is this actually a better deal without the united states signatories of the world's newest trade block al-jazeera. name is kate are not journalists the intercept of these times and i mean. i have i mean ok and you're in the stream today will the killing of a black female politician inspire change in brazil well discuss the impact of rio de janeiro councilwoman mary ellen franco.


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