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troops people are still gathered outside these gates waiting for any information most of them don't know whether their loved ones are alive or dead or miami really is a place where two worlds meet we can get to washington d.c. two hours to get to the rest of central america about the same time but more importantly where those two cultures north and south america meet. very important. elements this is the opportunity to understand a very different way where there is something happens and we don't leave. oh. running away from israeli snipers the young palestinian becomes another casualty of the violence on the gaza border. i'm sam is
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a dan this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up fifty tons of much needed relief supplies goes up in smoke in yemen plus. i have been playing. we begin a series reexamining race relations in the u.s. fifty years after the assassination of civil rights leader martin luther king jr plus. an all pro to the masses how outdoor shows are eclipsing performances inside sydney's famous opera house. video has emerged which palestinians say shows a young demonstrator being shot as he ran away from israel's border with gaza the footage was filmed on friday as thousands of people began their protest against decades of land grab. why israel seventeen people died and more than fifteen
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hundred were injured medics in gaza say the man in the video was among the victims the israeli military says he was a member of the armed wing of hamas palestinians say he was unarmed and shot in the back on saturday dozens more people were injured in the demonstrations the united nations has called for an investigation into the violence hoda abdel-hamid sent this report from the gaza israel border. grief anger and defiance as gazans mourn their dead it's a scene that has become all too familiar adding pain to what do un calls and unlivable situation among the bodies being carried for one last time through the streets of gaza the one of mohammed abu amr an artist who took part in the so-called great march of return his friends say his art would be forgotten and there's also the body of this man shot while praying at the protest on friday night in old morden thousand four hundred people were injured more than half of them shot
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by live ammunition some suffocated by tear guys the highest casualty rate in a single day in gaza since the last war in two thousand and fourteen israel had prepared for days sending reinforcements to the border area the army had warned gazans against approaching the border fence as a matter of national security now the military threatens that if the violence continues it will escalate its response and go deeper into gaza. bus drivers receive voice messages from these really army advising them against moving people to the border area or else as this voice says they and their families will be held responsible but gazans fed up and exhausted from life under siege vowed to continue protesting civil tents were erected along the border and thousands of people planned to camp there many of them refugees who are demanding
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their right to return to the homes their families were evicted from generations ago that they're so he still carries dickey of his parents' house in there it's about now an israeli town but i'll go to but i will keep it until we get back there and die there if not me my children will have been waiting for nearly seventy years and still nobody cares about us. i live under siege with not a single aspect of a decent life. about sixty eight percent of the population in gaza are refugees the protests will continue until may fifteenth the day of the creation of the state of israel palestinians refer to it as neck back or catastrophe everyone on both sides is aware that this standoff can spin out of control at any moment put up in how many al-jazeera along israel's border with gaza javi are void is a political analyst and advisor to the palestinian liberation organization the
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p.l.o. he says the international community must hold israel accountable for its actions it's basically about stopping culture of impunity israel has been encouraged for example by the trump ministration to continue their policies of organization and attacks against people not only in gaza you cannot separate gaza of the rest of palestine you have a situation whereby the rights of the palestinian people are being denied for decades and therefore while we welcome this call for an investigation we also need to move towards accountability and hope this culture of impunity that allowed for israel feel. i think the state of palestine has been doing what ever they can be doing in terms of their diplomatic outreach yesterday we have a security council emergency meeting on that issue and unfortunately once again the trump of ministration prevent any possible international protection of people in
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gaza but we need that and you saw the results yesterday. a large fire in yemen has destroyed tons of much needed humanitarian supplies the blaze broke out in the rebel held port city of her day paul challenged jan has the latest. yemeni firefighters did all they could to stop the flames. but more than fifty tons of critically needed food and relief supplies were lost. the five warehouses in the rebel held port city of what died were being used by the united nations food program the red sea port has been a lifeline for people in the war torn country. that had the time being controlled from the beginning it wouldn't have reached this extent by sunrise the file was huge warehouse is returning in the fall is expanding integrating from store to store. the u.n. says it's investigating but some port workers are blaming an electrical short
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circuit. and that has. caught the news of this fire from the governor right operation when we arrived here we found a lot of safety and security negligence and this has led to a huge spread of fire all over the place. the internationally recognized government of yemen is blaming the rebels not hold the port it says the criminals behind this fire should be punished yemen is one of the world's poorest countries. the three year war between iran backed with the rebels and the saudi backed yemeni government in exile has left more than ten thousand people dead there are also outbreaks of cholera and diptheria. this warehouse fire is a further setback for those trying to help civilians in what the u.n. calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis culture dirge on al-jazeera. the international criminal court in the hague has detained the mali and man accused of
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war crimes and crimes against humanity the indictment relates to destruction of religious sites in timbuktu in two thousand and twelve and two thousand and thirteen is also accused of enforcing policies that led to sexual and slay from and of women and girls. a deal's been reached to evacuate the wounded from the besieged syrian town of duma opposition fighters are holed up in the east in a call to enclave it borders the capital damascus doomer is the last rebel stronghold in the area after an onslaught by government forces in the past few weeks thousands of opposition fighters were forced to surrender. u.s. media says president donald trump has ordered the state department to freeze three hundred million dollars in funds earmarked for rebuilding efforts in syria trump is eager to end u.s. involvement there during a speech in ohio on thursday he said the u.s. would pull out of syria secretary of state rex tillerson who trump sacked two weeks
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ago announced the recovery funding in february during a ministerial meeting of the coalition fighting eisel civil rights leader martin luther king was assassinated half a century this week in the u.s. city of memphis his death was one of many events that defined nine hundred sixty eight is the year of political social and emotional chaos al-jazeera is rosalyn jordan looks back at that time and the parallels with modern day america one thousand nine hundred sixty eight the year the world was watching the united states was violently and psychologically falling apart it was a pivotal moment that saw changes in nearly every aspect of american life transformative transformative. it was a period shift as moral and political heroes were being gunned down the public discovered it could no longer put its blind faith in its political leaders.
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nixon's victory in sixty eight which arguably is only made possible because. really takes that playbook and parlay that into national power university students in the streets and in campus halls protesting what they called the u.s. is disastrous war in vietnam. african-american snapped in rioting several cities throughout the country were left burning women took to the streets to demand equal treatment equal pay equal rights. throughout the year we will explore these developments and delve into why how fifty years later the u.s. is fighting these fights all over again politicians stoking the very worst racist sexist and class stereotypes and divisions in order to gain power. young people ditching classes and marching on capitol hill to demand universal gun
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control we either voice a change in the eyes of peace is the fifth fleet a man says i should not make. women naming the men who have sexually harassed them and pushing for ways to stop the systemic abuse . and yes african-americans latinos asians and native americans still fighting for a definitive and to racial profiling discrimination and prejudice is the biggest difference everyone is weighing in in real time and on social media making it harder to ignore the fault lines in us society the vietnam war was so prominent in the concerns of young people and society and others was it was on t.v. every night fast forward twenty eighteen everyone is in their own personal
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bubble on their device in two thousand and eighteen and this is the question how much has the us learned from the divisions of one nine hundred sixty eight and how well is it applying those lessons today. well still to come on al-jazeera. as a. result of. voters await the results of sierra leone's presidential run off the last leg of a difficult three months election process plus. lining the streets of a university city for a much loved scientists were at the funeral for stephen hawking. a nice pink skies by the time my heart. or is the sun sets in the city of angels.
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hello there we've been seeing dust storms in doha and it's all thanks to this weather system here stretches up through parts of saudi arabia and then all the way up towards the northeastern part of our map ahead of that is where we're seeing the worst of the dust so we're also seeing dust storms across parts of iran and into afghanistan as well that area of cloud though is still bringing us a fair amount of wet weather as it works its way across tashkent and amalfi in fact some of us a seeing some snow over the mountains still of that system gradually edges its way eastwards behind it it's looking dry but it's also looking hot say for beirut twenty three degrees will be our maximum but baghdad is all the way up at thirty and as i said we had some dust storms here in doha and it's still going to be very windy as we head through the day on sunday the cloud is staying to the west of us and that's where there is the greatest chance of seeing a few outbreaks of rain and if you see a shower it is likely to be roll the heavy even further towards the south and the certainly been a lot of wet weather over the southern parts of africa recently particularly over parts of namibia botswana but the showers
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a moving their way northwards and so for many of us hit should be a little bit drier there will still be some showers in the eastern parts of south africa though so jo'burg is likely to head the old rule but the funded during the day the further west is fine forcing cape town at twenty. the weather sponsored by cats on race. what makes this moment this era we're living for so unique all this is really an attack on truth itself is a lot of misunderstanding a distortion even of what free speech is supposed to be about the context it's hugely important level wise to publish if you have a good cheap to be offensive or provoke the thought of it as people do setting the stage for a serious debate up front at this time on al-jazeera. you're
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watching al-jazeera time to recap our headlines video has emerged of what appears to be a young palestinian being shot by the israeli military while running away from the border with garza he's one of seventeen protesters who died on friday more than fifteen hundred palestinians have been injured in two days of protests against decades of land grabs by israel a huge fire in the rebel held yemeni port city of the day there's destroyed fifty tons of world food program relief supplies workers believe a short circuit sparked the blaze the u.n. recognize the arm of the government in exile he's blaming rebels for the fire. and deals being reached to evacuate the wounded from the besieged syrian town of duma opposition fighters are holed up in the east in the fall to enclave which borders
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the capital damascus duma is the last rebel stronghold in the area. voters in sierra leone are waiting to find out whole be the next president runoff is between two candidates after an earlier election failed to produce an outright winner opposition leader julius maher the b.-o. is a former military head of state he led a coup in one thousand nine hundred three of the government and put him in charge for three months he's up against. the ruling party candidates who served as foreign affairs minister government whoever wins faces major challenges and post sierra leone including the fight against corruption economic woes and tackling poverty. and address reports there's been little enthusiasm for the election. and as election offices count the votes settle unions hold their breath this is the
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last leg of a difficult three months officials are hoping that the turnout will be high to give legitimacy to the process. when president on his bike or obama arrive to choose a successor there was hardly anyone queuing to vote those who did left long before the low turnout was not lost on the process. my. only concern. at the runoff is. the voter turnout seem to. be no other than what we experience under several we do. with all the gains we have made it is incumbent on the candidates to accept the outcome of the elections this is what some say is partly responsible for some voters staying away especially in more rural areas heavily armed soldiers at
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polling stations we have high presence of security outfits is spinning a number of issues intimidation checks and all of that and citizens and i mean enthusiastic in terms of how the process jabril kamar lives close to why the president voted but he's not keen on voting. well. among them for the five now. you can see not no i'm not in the utan i'm on the. roads i can boast of anything no i'm skinny and not enough jobs. and there are thousands who think that way the recess narrowed to two candidates after the first round failed to produce a clear winner the voters must choose between a former military ruler and a former government minister they both represent parties that have dominated politics and certainly voters who turned out most young and are eager to change the way things are done here for those who chose to participate like this first time
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voter they simply want their voices heard i was a change in the educational. it's been very. we need any. election officials say results could be out in a few days but whoever succeeds this matter will have to find a way to unite several unions polarized by the election as well as addressing the critical needs of the people with al-jazeera frito. the main opposition party in the democratic republic of congo has chosen its candidate for december's presidential election feeling to see kitty is the son of former opposition leader. he will challenge for us and joseph kabila who's led the country for seventeen years. this is all of us. and we must behave as. if we conduct ourselves in orderly and disciplined manner i promise you that i will be the president who will finally allow for our founding father's
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dream to be realised the last remaining staff have left the u.s. consulate in the russian city of st petersburg as the diplomatic fallout continues over the poisoning of a former double agent in the u.k. moscow set a saturday deadline for the closure as part of its response to the expulsion of more than one hundred fifty russian diplomats across the world britain accuses the kremlin of being behind the nerve agent attack on. his daughter. moscow denies involvement. renowned physicist stephen hawking was the pride of one of the world's most prestigious universities people in the english city of cambridge have shown just how much he was loved by lining the streets for his funeral peter sharp reports. this was a very personal opportunity for close friends and family to say their goodbyes that insisted the service would be held in cambridge the city he loved so much and which loved him in return the six paul barrows were porters drawn from his college they
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all knew him personally demonstrating the strength the connection between professor hawking and his college that goes back to nine hundred sixty five when he joined as a research fellow. among the mourners on saturday the actor eddie redmayne who won an oscar portraying stephen hawking in the film of his life the theory of everything all my body is very limited my mind is free to explore the universe to the quickening and then to let. there are no limits to the human spirit a towering intellect matched by a dog a determination gave him the rare gift of communicating complex theories not just to presidents and prime ministers but all people and that's why he's remembered by so many at twenty why he was given just two and a half years diagnosed with motor neuron disease he lived on for more than fifty he
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died two and a half weeks ago in cambridge thousands of students signed the book of condolence in honor of the cambridge professor who'd inspired generations to pursue careers in science he through his been a hero of mine and my guiding light on my journey here the cambridge five hundred mourners attended the service on saturday many more outside with very personal memories my space between me things was that he was always going around in cambridge in his wheelchair so you saw this big guy sort of whizzing along and use electric wheelchair and. stopping saying hello. oh well you definitely do remember the great man oh only person who was on the science and the with the whole story that i mean the whole study to be but also as a funny man in tune there'll be another more formal service of remembrance held in westminster abbey that will give royalty and politicians so the chance to look back
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on the chieftains of a remarkable man is ashes will be interred in westminster abbey alongside those of another cambridge scientists isaac newton who to shop al-jazeera in cambridge. the nobel peace prize winner malala yousafzai has returned to her hometown in pakistan for the first time since she was shot in the head she's visiting swat valley in northern pakistan where she was an advocate for girls' education before the attack by taliban gunman in two thousand. twelve the twenty year old is now a student at oxford university in england. has come to swat we welcome her with their hearts it is a matter of pride for us that she is given recognition to the name of swat throughout the world we welcome her wholeheartedly. we have very happy because malawi is the daughter of pakistan and the daughter of swat we welcome her
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with our whole harks. but dalai lama has called for tibetans to remain united as he marks sixty years of political asylum in india the spiritual leader thanked india for giving him shelter he emphasized the strong bond with tibet saying share a deep cultural connection the head of the self declared tibet and government in exile urged his compatriots to make the return of the dalai lama to his native land a reality hundreds of people in china's capital have been celebrating holy saturday catholics in beijing attended prayer services and lit candles on the day before easter for years catholics in china have been split between those who follow government authorized churches those who go to underground churches that pledge allegiance to the pope and the vatican and the easter parade in brazil that usually commemorates jesus christ's crucifixion believers say has become instead a protest against rising violence.
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in rio de janeiro dropped to the ground with the sound of a gunshot while others shouted dignity and equality the cost for all locals who used the event to perform what they called the social crucifixion of the slums residence brazil's military took over the city in february in a bid to curb mounting crime driven by rival drug gangs. many christians in iraq can pray and gather at easter for the first time since the defeat of eisel in the city of mosul the group destroyed many churches now the community are trying to rebuild their lives reports from baghdad it's not without real challenges. for many easter is a time to mark the resurrection of jesus christ it's a time of rebirth and reflection and for the christians of home to near in the nineveh plain in iraq's second city of mosul it's particularly relevant the christian community here is going through its own rebirth when i still took over
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the nineveh plains in two thousand and fourteen it tried to destroy the christian community. some fifty five thousand people fled isis violent role from hamdani alone when the group was defeated late last year they started to come back and this is what they found destroyed churches and homes. there is no government support at all it seems that the government does not care about the people here the people here are helpless people return to a hamdani and they only see their houses burned and destroyed and their properties looted and stolen people are spending from their pockets to rebuild their homes while the government did not show any care so far it's a common complaint from iraqis who feel the government has abandoned them the iraqi government is seeking money to rebuild for meisel areas it's appealing to the international community for help and says it needs one hundred billion dollars
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nowhere near enough cash has been played so far people like no idea how to contact in return because nothing to return to her house is destroyed in a family scattered across refugee camps and rented accommodations in northern iraq she herself lives in erbil but this is home to me often. all of my belongings were looted and the houses destroyed i'm left with nothing at all i live in a rental and there have been fifty i can't return my health is deteriorating and i need medical attention my husband suffers too in baghdad the christian community was spared much of the violence the others faced on the eisel even here in baghdad churches are hidden away behind lost walls and tight security now religious leaders in the faithful will be praying that things get better iraq's christians are actually one of the most established religious communities on the entire planet in two thousand and fourteen almost all the christians had fled the nineveh province according to the patch and we say there were no christians remaining in mosul for
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the first time in the nation's history today in mosul and across the nineveh province they come together this easter to mark important holiday and pray for a better future of iraq's christians in al-jazeera. one of the hottest tickets in australia's biggest city is off or on the harbor it's become so popular sales are outstripping before minces inside the sydney opera house and it's attracting a new crowd as andrew thomas explains. sydney's opera house is the city's most famous building but sydney's most successful oprah's a shown here not in soit the opera house but using it as a backdrop this year it's lab o.-n. showing on a stage overhanging the harbor's water on the edge of a city park this is the dress rehearsal for a full week run last year when common was shown here most performances sold out
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this is what opera was originally about it was a very very popular art form and here three thousand seats were doing twenty six performances of the one opera means that it's it's reaching the people but i think are important opera australia says engaging a wide audience is vital and outdoor opera with subtitles here is what brings in the crowds there's no things going on and i'm just trying to focus on what's going on so i don't sound french unfortunately certain this kind and i'm going to have what you think is an italian actually but would you. like them for other reasons and what do you think of the setting yeah it's amazing they've using sane or not they're not fast at all now that i just love seeing is i don't understand to tell you no french or anything but i like that. i like the fact that it's translated for me. but outdoor acoustics can never match those inside the best opera houses and it's hard to suspend reality and be in la bohem is paris with the real sights and sounds of sydney on either side of the stage. and then there is the weather for
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no refunds if it rains the show only stops in dangerous lightning storms so cannot for ever really be enjoying it if you're sitting watching it's. so. for the dress rehearsal many you were never going to control the weather they're going to be nice they get rained out it just happens there are probably some people that are snobby about it and that's fine if they want to. enjoy the experience for what it is like it's a totally different experience and it's a wonderful experience and enjoy what he's most do the reviews have been almost universally good andrew thomas altshuler sydney. and let's take you through some of the headlines here now to syria now video has emerged of what appears to be a young palestinian being shot by the israeli military while running away from the
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border with gaza is one of seventeen protesters who died on friday more than fifteen hundred palestinians have been injured in two days of protests a huge fire in the rebel held yemeni port city of hyundai those destroyed fifty tons of world food program relief supplies poured workers believe a short circuit sparked the blaze the u.n. recognize the yemeni government in exile is blaming rebels for the fire. but i want to know they had the fire being controlled from the beginning it would look to reach this extent by sunrise the fire was huge warehouse is weakening and the fire was expanding and spreading from store to store. that maybe negligence was the cause of fire security and see if people see jurors we're not at the required level this by the existence of stickers and logos detailing safety measures. deals being reached to evacuate the wounded from the besieged syrian town of duma opposition
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fighters are holed up in these difficult enclaves which borders the capital damascus duma is the last rebel stronghold in the area after a nonce lot by government forces in the past few weeks. the last remaining staff of left the u.s. consulate in the russian city of st petersburg is the diplomatic fallout continues over the poisoning of a former double agent and his daughter in the u.k. moscow set a saturday that line for the closure as part of its response to the expulsion of more than a hundred fifty russian diplomats across the world people in sierra leone are waiting to find out whole be their next president the runoff between julius mather b.-o. and some more a commodity after an earlier election failed to produce an outright winner of voter turnouts been lower than the first three. rounds three weeks ago. dalai lama has called for the battens to remain united as he marks sixty years of political asylum in india the spiritual leader thanked india for giving him a shelter he says it shares a deep cultural connection with tibet there's
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