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followers and three hundred thousand on facebook yet he admits to a sort of self-censorship on social media in fear that hidden forces might have his account suspended more than that he predicts a far bigger clampdown on critical media after this year's elections just as happened in hungary i think in the very next day after mr orbán win the election the last opposition radio station simply says they exist so. i look to hungary and say these guys want to do the same to us. and what of the real investigative journalists like paul who helped expose global corruption to the so-called panama papers the day after his website run an exposé on a high ranking politician he received a visit from the tax police based on a fake complaint from a nonexistent accountant his view is that the european union should be doing a whole lot more than it is to support people like him that this goes across
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borders countries themselves cannot deal with this these type of problems you know so there is a need for you kind the law enforcement agency you know that would deal with very high level cases you know and protect journalists at the center absolutely absolutely yeah yeah while the european commission certainly knows about all this it spends most of its time and efforts on fake news originating from russia but decent journalists in bucharest remain is current high profile much focus minds on the democratic deficit much closer to home largely al-jazeera in bucharest through our streets of washington d.c. will soon be home to some unique a street art boxes which when it's a most roads in the city no longer serve a purpose but a historian is now hoping to give the boxes a second life by creating public art that celebrates the city's women you see and i
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want to. ask. hundreds of these all over the city they're on every block they were used in the one people before people on telephones and over time they stop using them because of the telephone and now everybody carries a cell phone from nobody all. the city was talking about these structures of what to do with them they are beautiful and they should be saved and. art and history could go with them the parameter of the project. was to put our call boxes and the call boxes are here and if there are in there there's more reason for them to remain i thought well this is a good opportunity to get women depicted in sculptures because there's hardly any in the district and i just see it as the history of women being overlooked
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and credit going to man there's eleanor roosevelt and there's mary mcleod the throne and then there's like mary and jesus and and some saints and then there's a lot to women or female figures but they're allegorical so that's a dozen carloads these to call bob to see you so be on the thomas well known d.c. artist who's a much smaller schools and the other one could be a florida hotel who is a student says the forty years through the eighty's people will be thrilled to see eye to be to her. catherine graham of the often follows this one. hamilton was the wife of hamilton alice paul a suffragist for a box that's kind of near the parade route there was a big suffragist parade and just a few bottler was one of the heads of the statehood party and then there's a list of a player who was born and slaves and was mary todd lincoln seamstress mary
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church. twentieth century civil rights activists and at age almost ninety. a lot of people think bad. government. has become a bad word people all over the world make marks on the city about an incredible history. still ahead on. board there's yet another victory for one of schemes biggest stars peter will be here with the details. short films of hope. and inspiration. a series of short stories that highlight the human triumph against the odds.
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al-jazeera for me is different because there's a maturity about its views count and that is really genuinely over and also the channel that the pads take the risk of a story are going to go on and not going anywhere else as is setting out to convey to the field the reality on the ground the reality on the ground can only be combined with the magic of the people and that's what we do i think that's what we do well.
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skittles for his pizza thank you very much the day off to winning the asian cup footballers have been given a royal welcome on their return to doha moments after they plane touched down they were greeted by a shake tommy been a model funny be japan three one in the final on friday to secure their first major football title they scored nineteen goals and conceded only one all the more impressive considering that the tournament was held in the united arab emirates one of four countries that's imposed a blockade on kata twenty seventeen once the party at the airport died down our correspondent andy richardson reflected on the remarkable achievement. now when the cats or national team left so hard the start of last month they really were rank outsiders to win the asian cup a tournament which they've got no track record of success they returned having beaten all previous champions on my way to that final win against japan in their
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young striker i'm always ali who scored nine goals in the tournament a player the footballing world is talking about now it has to be said at a global level asian football does struggle to punch its weight in the twenty fourteen world cup no asian teams made it beyond the group stage and last year in russia only japan made it through to the last sixteen but there are many reasons to feel optimistic about what is happening with this cat tsotsi for the last fifteen years a huge amount of work has gone into developing young players of the national academy here the aspire academy and now we're seeing those home grown players finally performing at senior level the historical jibing council as national team resembled the united nations of football can now largely be put so bad the next big test of these players is going to the copper america in brazil in june where the group's alongside argentina colombia paraguayan of a huge test of their footballing credentials but their success is real and it's
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a huge boost as well as the organizers of the twenty twenty two world cup desperate to move the focus away from sports politics and backgrounds what's actually happening on the football page. we saw all the players getting on a bus then the celebrations went through the night they left when andy was and heading down to doha waterfront the call me with thousands of fans turned out to greet them our call to do such a body brave the crowds and did well to get it right next to the bus. that nineteen champions of the asian cup i finally arrived in joe hockey the fans here have been waiting to catch a glimpse of these players for hours i spoke to say they are extremely proud of her not only of the results that they managed to achieve winning the championship but also how boys they were under very difficult circumstances that referring to of course the blockade that is taking place between you know he and qatar and three
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other countries. here did not attend many of the games that were speaking place in abu dhabi despite of all that they say that this team is made them extremely loud and they are looking at the world cup in two thousand and twenty two. we're just a day away from the super bowl in atlanta with a dominant team from the last decade the new england patriots will play the los angeles rams and federal law enforcement officials have become involved the f.b.i. say the use of private and commercial drones flying near the venue for sunday's big game is a security concern there is a temporary flight restriction in place but this has not deterred drone uses if these drones go out of control or the pilot loses control of one they can go into a crowd and cause serious injury and the other of course is when we look up into the air we see a drone flying in the air we have no idea if it's friendly or if it's someone that has a nefarious plans and is weaponized close to the ground level is where the pats and
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rams will play for the sport's biggest prize the vincent lombardi trophy one of the interesting subplot sees forty one year old tom brady face jared goff who's only twenty four brady is already the oldest quarterback to start a super bowl with these offices. number among the youngest now the patriots have won five super bowls the century already where the rams haven't won the championship since two thousand that was when they were still playing out of st louis now they offend say they ready to take over from new england you know i'm looking for. tom brady to be upset and looking for disappointment in his face. a good reaction shot where you know he's defeated he's he's he's been a top long enough he's a legend let's let simplex new guys make it up to the top. i mean they've had their run they've had one ten plus years almost think it's time for new kids on the block young head coach john ford about sort of a modern day bella check in tom brady so why not move it into
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a new build and so now it's time to do those rams fans are not alone other supporters outside of new england have also had enough of the pats dominance i'm so sick of the patriots but mainly because they beat us two years ago the super bowl and i was my roommate so every night for them to lose in atlanta for lana fans to get some kind of you know some kind of closure here to win the super bowl in it so that we can have a chance of a future just be nice to see them loose. we have to get out of that stuff that i mean like. i think everything else doesn't make any. i think. from one of the sports youngest fans to some who are slightly more experienced and well traveled don't chrisman tommy henschel and gregory eaton the only man to have attended every super bowl going all the way back to nineteen sixty seven back then when they go in for twelve dollars they tickets for sunday's game
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are somewhat price at two thousand dollars apiece sometimes i feel reading the run of the people who say you know you can just go to anyone i've ever got i've already been that all of them it's kind of unfair but here i am. i don't know we just love the game and we got addicted to it england's rugby team made an explosive start to the six nations comprehensively beating the reigning champions ireland in dublin england since the henry slade scored two decisive tries late in the game as a t. jones a side took a thirty two twenty it's their first win in dublin for six years and breaks ireland's fourteen game winning run at home great news saying the rugby side but another terrible day before they cricketers they were skittled for just one hundred thirty two in the second innings and only forty two overs against the west indies the windies then quickly knocked off the fourteen runs needed for victory to also ensure a series win. tennis australia is backing their davis cup captain lleyton hewitt
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and he's row with player bernard tomic hewitt seen here banned make from the team after claiming he physically threatened him and his family tomic denies the allegations but tennis australia chief craig tiley says they've now withdrawn old support for tomic accusing him of permanently trying to damage the culture of the sport in australia we're used to seeing sergio garcia in a good mood out on the golf course but he's been kicked out of the saudi international tournament for losing his temper and damaging greens the former masters champion was disqualified during the third round because of what the european to called serious misconduct garcia accepted the decision and said in frustration he damaged a couple of greens and the should he's fellow players it would never happen again the golden goal of slalom skiing goes from strength to strength became the shiffrin has racked up thirteen victory of the season which is a personal best the american was so far ahead after her first run in slovenia that she could afford to take things a bit slow
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a second time around and comfortably finish top of the podium mixed up it's the world championships in sweden and it would be a brave person to bet against her taking gold and that's all the sport we have for you from know coming up again later and that is it for this ng use our be back in a couple of minutes with more of the day's news as always there's lots more on our website c.n.n. dot com get the latest on all the stories.
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to. the first. cut. to the first. february on al-jazeera we investigate the toxic legacy of south africa's mining industry and examine exactly what is hiding beneath the oldest toxic waste africa's largest democracy heads to the polls join us for live coverage as nigeria books al-jazeera world showcases the best of the network's documentaries with powerful untold stories from the middle east and north africa as cubans are set to vote on the possible changes to the constitution want to impact will the outcome have on the country of the world sunny day witness visits ghana and sweden where community polarized by mining towns questions their heritage february on al-jazeera. the world's largest oil company fails to become public water tap and. other kingdom in the
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company inseparable where the world's largest oil producer and don't list in the world's largest stock exchange that definitely says something al-jazeera investigates the politics of oil in the middle east's most potent economic weapon. saudi arabic over the company and the state on al-jazeera. i. tell you. some of the i like. venezuela's nicolas maduro rejects calls for early presidential elections on a day of mass rallies for and against his presidency.
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this is live from doha also coming up central african republic several groups reach a peace deal after years of fighting. day after the u.s. pulls out of a cold war era nuclear weapons treaty russia follows suit. and golden pos forcefield construction in cyprus why there's concern about this gateway for powerful russian businessmen. and tens of thousands of people have been rallying in venezuela for and against the government of president nicolas maduro is showing no signs of backing down from a standoff with opposition leader one despite two more defections from the military all left in america and it's only
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a few newman reports from caracas i. looked and sounded like a carnival my. as far as the eye could see answer an opposition leader call to increase pressure to force president nicolas maduro out well get anyone else any other alternative is better than this government they've been in power for twenty years and done nothing but starve us. after years of frustrated attempts they feel changes in the air. this time is different because we have to help before the country's carnage. this is the last march we have to go to and i was. just hours earlier an air force general defected the first top ranking officer to do so since wide all offered them an amnesty a stinging blow who knows that the military's loyalty is crucial to his political
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survival. was this it. was. putting. on the other side of president gathered his supporters he's vowed to never give in to pressure from servants of the us empire as he calls the opposition while he rejects demands for a new presidential elections he's offering an alternative. i agree that the legislature has should be religious amazed by the country and that we hold free elections with guarantees a may the people decide on the national assembly. what opponents want is for my. self proclaimed interim president announced his next move the imminent arrival to
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the border of humanitarian aid for venezuela's most needy i say that earlier al jazeera asked him if he thought the army would. allow the aid to cross into venezuela from neighboring colombia and brazil. i hope that the southern soldiers of the constitution will withdraw their support and give it to the people of venezuela. who needs that as a leader. as the power struggle continues all eyes will soon be on the border see how this latest challenge to the embattled government plays out to sea and human al-jazeera got access of venezuelans who fled the crisis held and team a duo prayed at protests in several countries some of the three million venezuelans now living in neighboring colombia rallied in the capital bogota calling on the president to step down protests will so held in chile and in spain's capital madrid
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where thousands gathered in the main square to support one wide oh well they're hoping the e.u. will officially recognize the opposition leader as interim president after mcdougall ignored an ultimatum to call new elections of her grandson is a senior analyst for the and this region at the international crisis group he says might do those army is reluctant to defect because many don't trust the opposition leader. if the military stick with mother or if my daughter sticks it out and the regime doesn't crumble the next step is to put humanitarian aid on the borders one way though announced that today they're going to put humanitarian aid on the border inside colombia inside brazil and in the caribbean island which i suspect is probably put that legal. and then challenge the government basically to let it if they don't let it in will play go in with military force that's not a question that we can't answer well it's true that given the history of u.s.
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interventions in latin america over the last hundred years or so there's a lot of ill feeling in the region about the u.s. throwing its weight around and really this time around the the mitigating factor if you like is that so many of the regions governments are on the side of the u.s. and leave the european union has come out that are quite so strongly not not not actually recognizing one point wedo us such there's also a bit of a problem with the the faction of the opposition that seem in charge at the moment although this is a this is a united front that they're presenting the people really calling the shots but the harder line and i think that makes it difficult for the military and for civilian chevy's to is to hand them selves into to change sides or to accept this amnesty because they're not entirely sure that they trust the people who are in power. i was the government of central african republic has struck a peace deal with fourteen armed groups it was agreed in sudan's capital khartoum
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after a week of talks backed by the united nations and the african union muslim and christian fighters have been in conflict since twenty thirteen thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced. and alliance of muslim rebels known as the seleka overthrew president francois government in two thousand and thirteen a few months later rebel leader michel djotodia was sworn in as interim president he was forced to resign after fighting between the seleka and christian fighters known as the and continue the un sent a peacekeeping force to support african union and french forces already there since then cease fires have been signed and violated and all sides have been accused of war crimes irani cheers is an assistant professor at george washington university she says achieving peace in the c.a.r. will provide stability for the surrounding region. they're at a point now where the peace agreement a lot of it was also hoping for they hadn't seen that yet though the u.n.
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security council or the government wanted to have the embargo the arms embargo lifted it was unanimously agreed to extend that embargo for at least one year from today to see how this peace agreement works out but i mean it's not it's not a very volatile time but there's there's high hopes because the first time that there's been direct talks with all of these these different players fourteen militia groups of course as well as the government the u.n. with their their mission there as well as the african union are looking to come to some sort of agreement and because at the end of the day the central african republic is very very very strategic in the region its neighbors of course dad abers the democratic republic of congo which is also seeing you know some issues after their election results that came at the beginning of last month and so it's really a power player in the region and hopefully we're at a point we can see some stability a belgium is agreed to take in for every coast president long bug after his
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acquittal by the international criminal court bug spent seven years in custody at the hague and was the first former head of state to go on trial at the i.c.c. he was charged with crimes against humanity off the violence erupted following the disputed two thousand and ten election under his conditional release will not be allowed to leave. one day after the united states said it was pulling out of a landmark one thousand nine hundred eighty seven nuclear treaty with russia moscow is doing the same and the band to name the agreement is now raising fears of a new arms race were a challenge reports from moscow. vladimir putin held a meeting with his foreign and defense ministers on saturday shown on national t.v. and he explained what russia would do now that the united states has pulled out of the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty by stupid solution. we will do
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it this way our response will be symmetrical our american partners stated they will stop their participation in the treaty so we will also stop they stated that they will do research and development of arms so we will also do the same he also said russia would not get into a costly arms race with the west that doesn't mean that russia won't pile into new weapons development just that initially at least it will try to do so with an existing defense budget years of military modernization have siphoned money away from social spending and with the real incomes of russians for willing for five straight years now more defense spending is unlikely to help me putin's falling popularity defense minister sergei showing who recommends a land based version of the caliber cruise missiles russian ships have launched against targets in syria also a land based medium range hypersonic missile the new frontier in missile technology
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and there's the land based cruise missile russia already has according to the us this has a range that broke the terms of the i.n.f. treaty and was the reason washington gave for pulling out of the agreement there will be more briefings with and we're going to travel to military sites and factories where they produce these weapons scare the europeans and the world public opinion that they should come to terms with russia should make deals with russia not ignore russia because russia has terrible things putin says the door is open for new disarmament talks but he's made clear that russia will not cause the u.s. on this if there are to be any new arms treaties which we moscow and washington putin says it's washington that must break the ice will reach islands down to zero in moscow. of course there's a loony has the u.s. reaction from washington to the united states that
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a russian withdrawal from the treaty was a distinct possibility when the administration announced it was stepping away from the deal but u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o said that the united states could no longer be restricted by a treaty that russia wasn't following the administration's concern is not just russia however they're worried about china which is not a party to the treaty and was not a military power when it was signed in the one nine hundred eighty s. but since then deploying similar missiles to those that are restricted under the agreement throughout asia and the united states feels limited and how it can respond to what it sees as a threat president trump a suggested that he be open to renegotiating the treaty but if he was hoping to get china involved the chinese foreign ministry shut down that idea saying it was opposed to the u.s. withdrawal from this important treaty and that the country should continue to solidify it with russia and not expand it to other countries so the united states says now.


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