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separate the spin from the facts the misinformation from the journalism the listening post on al-jazeera. the rule. oh. u.s. president donald trump picks some familiar faces to defend him in his impending impeachment trial. live from doha everyone i'm come on santa maria this is the world news from al-jazeera rival protests in libya for and against the war khalifa haftar the head of an international conference to try to end the fighting also exposing the truth about west africa's fake drugs trade our hidden cameras reveal a huge money making business and china comes under fire as the water levels of the
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meat on river drop bringing severe consequences for those who depend on it. so donald trump has unveiled the defense team for his upcoming impeachment trial in the senate and there are some familiar faces among them ken starr he led the last impeachment investigation to president bill clinton and was part of the legal team for convicted sex offender geoffrey epstein as well as other high profile lawyer is the former harvard law school professor alan dershowitz and he is also represented epstein with other clients including o.j. simpson and harvey weinstein so i corresponded elizondo in washington is following this one and says president trump isn't taking any chances with this legal team. trump is taking this very very seriously i mean these 2 lawyers that he brought in to be part of this team are celebrity lawyers that are very very well known in
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washington and have a long history in this city and really in the nation 1st looking at alan dershowitz a long time a law professor at harvard he's considered one of the preeminent constitutional lawyers in the u.s. dershowitz is actually democrats voted for hillary clinton however he has come out very strongly over the last 3 to 4 months or so even if before that saying that he believes that this impeachment trial is something that should not be pursued constitutionally and that there are no high crimes and so-called misdemeanors and so that's really caught trump's attention and i think that's probably why he brought dershowitz on his team also dershowitz his peers on television here in the united states as a legal analyst a lot so he's very adept with the media spotlight and i think that's something that trump probably appreciates also you have ken starr who was from the late ninety's where you're well known in washington d.c. as you mentioned briefly he was the independent counsel that helped to prosecute or
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bring the trial impeachment trial against the then president bill clinton and so i think starr is very well known to and i think that's why he was probably brought on this team as well i think you can read into this that trump wants the absolute best people that he can get his hands on. on to other news and hundreds of people have been demonstrating against the libyan warlord. they say he shouldn't be included in an international conference in germany which is trying to end the war protesters held signs calling have to the devil's messenger but they were also approaches in support of how after this in the eastern city of benghazi people chanted and the turkish slogans and demanded a halt to oil exports they say all the revenues only benefit the tripoli based administration libya's national corp i was warned any disruption will have far reaching consequences for the whole country. and preparations are underway as we say for this peace conference on libya due to be held on sunday representatives
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number of countries will meet in berlin in the latest effort to end months of fighting diplomats are expected to push for a truce agreement and a u.n. monitoring mission on the grounds of russia turkey and egypt are among the countries attending that conference but the u.n. recognize government wants carter and tennessee to join one of the one had explains why. the foreign ministry in tripoli has sent an official letter to the german embassy in tripoli requesting that both qatar and tunisia be invited for the bit of talks we know that the government of national accord is keen to include both countries to achieve some kind of balance facing the other delegation supporting the warlords really for have that as you know at least 4 countries supporting the warlords to leave their have to are invited to take part
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in the 1000000000 talks on sunday including the united arab emirates egypt russia and france so by this move the government here in tripoli is trying to achieve balance it says that tunisia is very important to take part in these talks as tunisia not only as a neighboring country and being impacted and affected by the ongoing crisis in libya but it has been all saw thousands of libyans if you did and as for qatar the government says that qatar has been all supporting the freedom revolutions in libya since 2 in. the government believes that qatar is a key. player in the peace talks in berlin. dozens of people were injured in the iraqi capital in fights between police and protesters security forces fired tear gas to break up a crowd of demonstrators who were trying to reach a bridge into the square with thousands have been camped out for months demanding
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political change hundreds of people have been killed since mass protests began in october. took his presidential reject a typo no one has accused the syrian government of breaking a ceasefire agreement and killing 20 people in the last opposition held province of idlib the deal came into effect last sunday but the violence is carried on pushing more people from their homes as our report. the ceasefire deal was short lived in a loop serious last opposition on play. brokered by turkey and russia it came into effect on sunday. this was filmed on thursday it shows a russian jet in the syrian army pounding opposition positions they say they were provoked. but the. military operations result on southeastern fronts after the insurgents violate the truce and target it humanitarian corridors. the insurgents are rebels aligned with the syrian
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opposition the last fight in a war that began nearly 9 years ago this supported by turkey president responded to the escalation after friday prayers. unfortunately this is clear proof that the syrian regime is not abiding by the steps that we took regarding the ceasefire and the excuse is always ready this is the excuse terrorist organizations are doing this or that these are all lies. living in this province a 3000000 people it's a last opposition stronghold with little recourse they sing of the suffering heart full of not fear but. this is as much approach to. just as a funeral they say despite the ceasefire 2 bombs killed their friends here on wednesday. and in the shadows 350000 syrians
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who fled their homes since early december michael hirsh the found shelter in mosques across the province. that we have no one our neighbor knocked on the door in the morning and took us with him myself and my younger brother he pushed us here as we're living on relief aid. life is stark here in the winter many refugee seems is it just building carcasses the snow heaps. make out about whether from the how does it all know what are we waiting for someone to have mercy on us come to help us here we committed no crime to be punished this way no one is looking at us and mercy my husband and son up both disabled our life is destroyed this was meant to be temporary now the ceasefire is broken again charlotte dallas al-jazeera and. the us presidents issued a warning to iran's supreme leader following comments he made during friday prayers in teheran ayatollah ali of how many called donald trump
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a clown and described the assassination of the iranian come on the customs of the money as a cowardly act of terrorism so trump hit back on twitter this is what he said the so-called supreme leader of iran who has not been so supreme lately has had some nasty things to say about the united states and europe their economy is crashing and their people are suffering he should be very careful with his words it was the 1st time around in a was leaving the friday sermon in 8 years in ne made a call for unity at a time of crisis for the country as a big as more from the iranian capital. the day's events began with the customary. and the chants of death to america. and the faithful to friday prayers to hear this supreme leader. speak the last time he did this was in 2012 in the midst of the arab spring the spiritual and political leader of iran turned his focus to the united states and europe with the europeans having triggered the dispute mechanism in the 2050 nuclear deal. to the united nations while you got to germany france and
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even government of the u.k. responded to their threat after the u.s. withdrawal from the nuclear deal i said i don't trust them and that they're american servants and clients these countries want to bring the iranian nation to its knees and the u.s. which is your master couldn't do anything let alone you were smaller a week ago we had a seat full in the negotiations with those a steel hand in f.l. that glove they cannot be trusted we have no problem with talks but not with the us . but domestically the country has seen protests against price rises and in the last week a condemnation of the downing of the ukrainian passenger jet after it left the broad with the loss of $176.00 lives the message one of regret and condolence call to all. the plane crash was a bitter accident but through a hot. iran has parliamentary elections polls show that the turnout could be very low and obvious concern for the legitimacy of the political system here in iran as
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he's. made my dear brothers and sisters my d.n.a. should have a run in the presence of the iranian people is the most important factor of power and this presence is power many places one of the most important roles is the election as. the nation of military commander general dostum so the money by the united states had resulted in a wave of support throughout iran but that changed when its military shut down the ukrainian airline. many decided to speak at a time when the country is experiencing tense pressure externally and domestically this. is about supporting the situation and getting iranians to face up to the challenges that the coming months and years this country may face. now canada's prime minister has called on iran to release the flight data recorders from the ukrainian airliner shot down last week just doesn't have the expertise to
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conduct a full investigation the crash killed all 176 people on board including $57.00 canadians and $29.00 permanent residents all of canada should also expect to compensate the victims' families. iran does not have the level of technical expertise and mostly the equipment necessary to be able to analyze these damaged back black boxes quickly there are only a few places in the world that can france has one of the laboratories that can do it there is a beginning of a consensus that the french are certainly offered to do it but that would be the right place to send those black boxes to get proper proper information from them in in a rapid way and that is what we are encouraging the iranian authorities to agree to . in the news ahead the bills are piling up but nepal's parliament can't pass them
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off past them into normal we will find out what's behind the months long deadlock and sign process that struggling with an influx of refugees we will hear from those there who believe the country's deliberately making life unpleasant for asylum seekers. however the next big storm system that is winding up just here over the british isles heading towards norway trails all the way down through france to spain where in the last 24 hours is given to the northwest $101.00 millimeters of rain still an active frontal system and it's marching east through its early in the next 24 hours and then slowly to slovenia northern a drastic snow on the northern edge the blue is rain they smart of course start to nudge the fog out of the way it has been sitting in the balkan valleys recently now
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that is the picture for saturday not extreme in any event but if we go into sunday and look again at spain in the western men down here that is developing system which i think eventually one into quite a storm once again for the barracks and the north of africa and the east of spain at the moment it's the 2 ends the measured it will see active weather it's been pretty nasty here through cyprus and the levant in the last 3 or 4 days and of course in the next couple was that slowly disappears and it will be slowly with that breeze to cry stronger into libya and egypt it's the western side where you'll find the effect is felt in morocco algeria and eventually to micio. frank assessments the one good thing about these bushfires usage really well going
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out the politics of climate change informed opinions economy i think is actually what's keeping donald trump afloat right now critical debate sequel on both through school board noise on the vote this argument is astonishingly patronize a in-depth analysis of the day's headlines this is the beginning of a new iraq of the new conscious and aware youth about struggle against an ethnic sectarian cult or inside story on al-jazeera. with al-jazeera these are the top stories this hour u.s. president donald trump has unveiled the defense team for his upcoming impeachment trial in the senate ken starr's one of the most high profile lawyers to sign up he
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of course led the last pietschmann investigation into president bill clinton rival protests have been held in libya head of a u.n. backed peace conference to try to win months of fighting demonstrators in tripoli say the eastern based warlord for the fafsa should not be included in sunday's talks in berlin his supporters were rallying in the city of and. then he was president want to run supreme leader to quote be very careful with his words on friday i thought i'll be home in a call donald trump a clown and said the assassination of iranian come on the customs of the man it was a cowardly act of terrorism. the f.b.i. says it believes the saudi arabian government has been helping people from the gulf states escape the u.s. criminal justice system a newly declassified document dated last stop august says saudi officials almost certainly assist u.s. based saudi citizens in fleeing the united states in order to avoid legal issues and use paper investigation last year documented 2 dozen saudi citizens would
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escape the country after being accused of crimes included manslaughter and rape. ukraine's president vladimir the lenski has rejected the resignation of his prime minister on friday or less ski. had to step down after all the recordings were leaked when he criticized the president's limited political experience when shadow has not confirmed the voice is his but he says the offer to step down to remove any doubt that he respects and trusts the presidents of the parliament in the parlor has been unable to pass any laws for 3 months because that speaker was forced to resign in the wake of rape allegations but attempts to appoint someone new are being stalled by a dispute over who should replace him subpoenaed shrestha reports now from cap and . the boss parliament has a series of new laws ready to be endorsed but there is a problem under way through there has to be a speaker present for them to be sent to the president and the post has been vacant
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for months in early october speaker of the house question about the modern i was accused of rape and arrested and political leaders have not been able to agree on a replacement new bosses of the ruling communist party have asked the deputy speaker she to resign so a new speaker and deputy can be chosen but she says she should be appointed as the new speaker knew what i'm so why should i pay the price for the wrongdoings of the speaker if they find a fault in my conduct they should impeach me this is about institutionalizing a system the leaders cannot breach the constitution ones and do mabus says she's a victim of political horse trading and sexism demand viz a member of communist party that was formed from a merger with maoist followed guerrillas in may 2082 of the past communist parties united to form a majority government but the heady they created still has to chairperson and is clearly divided both factions $11.00 of their own people to be the speaker
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constitutionally have over the speaker ever deputy cannot be the same gender nor from the same political party both factions are proposing the more influential role of parliamentary speaker should go to a man and the post of deputy to a woman member of the opposition a poly congress which leaves the man out in the cold. way that. we were often told we're ready to give any position to women but they lack a pass it's easy when it comes to doctor to pay if she has all the qualities she's better qualified than all the male candidates who are preferred by their leaders this issue has made us realize how important a women's caucus is for us. party leaders say they must be the ones to appoint the new speaker not activists but with the deputy speaker refusing to step down and both factions within the ruling party standing firm this dispute is in deadlock and that means so isn't a parliament. and is the route that went to. 3 u.s.
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airports have begun to screen passengers arriving from china for a new virus that has killed 2 people already new york's j.f.k. along with the central us and san francisco airports will begin taking passengers temperatures and asking about their symptoms the airports been chosen because they receive the majority of direct flights from china. mexico's government is promising jobs to nearly 3000 migrants who've left the country hoping to get into the united states at the moment there in guatemala as they make their way to north towards mexico central american countries have come under increasing pressure from washington to stop migrants from frosting into the u.s. . cyprus is also seeing a huge influx of migrants and refugees most getting on boats from turkey and then crossing the border from the self declared republic of northern cyprus cypriots say they have more than they can cope with and need help from the e.u.
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some say the country is actually deliberately making things up pleasant for asylum seekers to prevent more from coming this report from chalons omar has experienced much misery she's not giving her real name to protect family back in syria bashar assad's massacres forced her to leave via lebanon to cyprus but life here is not happy so do you think the government do you think cyprus is a country once here no no it is a racist country the day after their ship arrived 4 months ago omar's husband was arrested he's not being prosecuted but police won't say why they're not releasing him only that they think he's a security threat and. we came from an unjust country we came from oppression from bashar al assad syria then we came to this country thinking there's justice democracy and human rights things aren't much better for many other asylum seekers people queue for menial jobs and me go welfare coupons through the
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night to be one of the lucky few seen by a handful of stuff during office hours asylum applications can take many years to complete it's an overwhelmed and confusing system is more arduous routes into europe are restricted the relatively simple journey from turkey to the self declared republic of northern cyprus then into the south but. as more traveled 15000 now have refugee status here upwards of 15000 more applications are pending now these aren't huge numbers on the global scheme of things certainly compared to the millions of refugees in turkey but cyprus is a tiny country and it now has the highest number of asylum seekers per capita of anywhere in the european union cyprus is interior minister says they need european help because the system is at breaking point if turkey is is continuously. pushing people to across the green line to cyprus they are entering the european
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territory it's not a cyprus problem anymore in my creation it's a european problem but some on the ground see things differently doris polycarp who runs kisa a refugee focused ngo he's critical of europe's inaction but he says cyprus has created a hostile environment to make itself a less attractive destination if you don't do you our job and you are in fear that this will say they will blame you for this situation is very easy to say you are obviously responsible for not showing so that it is that i'm saying that we need. and we didn't do what we should do as with all refugee stories whether governments are on able or unwilling to cope it's real people who suffer or each allan's al-jazeera cyprus hundreds or thousands of people in africa are dying every year from taking counterfeit medicines this is according to the world health
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organization african leaders hope to change that as they meeting in togo's capital lome a to sign an agreement to crack down on the illicit trade but this is a big business in west africa alone the trade is worth $200000000000.00 with counterfeit drugs coming from china india and nigeria because hogwarts nuffin dhaka and senegal. it started with an itch and turned into a rash it was then factors are decided to get some medicine but to save money she bought pills from a man at a market after taking them she found she couldn't walk she started vomiting and even lost her teeth she ended up in hospital in intensive care. the doctor told me i was going to die i had to tell them the truth i couldn't afford to buy drugs in the pharmacy so i bought them on the streets to the pills from a market like this one cameras are not welcome here ours is concealed. we're soon
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approached this man tells us he buys and sells medicine then shows us what he has among the drugs he's selling or the pills that poison far too he tells us it's good quality it's from france he says this is the medicine that we bought inside the market we bought the exact same one at a local pharmacy now some of these drugs look completely different others are identical would be impossible to tell which one is real in which one isn't selling drugs outside of a pharmacy on the street is illegal here in san diego and throughout most west african countries but the law is rarely enforced the world health organization says that the african continent is flooded with counterfeit medicine saying that at least $100000.00 people die every year ingesting think medicine counterfeit drugs is a $200000000000.00 trade and it's said to be booming in west africa the fake medicines are made in china or india or nigeria pharmacist say their warnings about the
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counterfeit are too often ignored not if it's the state's responsibility to protect its citizens this is poison in our health care system and this is having a devastating impact on our population. no longer trusts medicines she's focusing instead on the food. saying a good diet may be the best way to stay healthy nicholas hawk al-jazeera car parts of canada is eastern province of newfoundland and labrador are under a state of emergency due to an unusually strong snowstorm businesses in the capitals and jones and surrounding towns of in order to close and people have been told to stay off the roads there are concerns that blizzards and extreme wind will lead to dangerous conditions with the storm expected to condition continue through saturday. thousands of people in the philippines who were forced to leave their homes after a volcanic eruption have been temporarily allowed to return to their homes in the
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danger zone in one town evacuation order was lifted so residents could collect their belongings and rescue their animals the activity is weakened in the last few days but there are warnings and other eruption may still be imminent. and the water levels in one of asia's longest rivers the me kong have dipped sharply after china began testing equipment in one of the rivers up or dams the mekong flows through china and 5 other countries including cambodia where levels are expected to drop sharply florence 30 reports. paul stross has been fishing in the mekong river for more than 20 years just like his father did before him. the used to be a lot more fish we only had the castanets and that before we used to catch about $70.00 to $80.00 kilos each time but now there's hardly any. he says fish used to be abundant even in the dry season but not since the last couple of years he's also
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noticed more extreme fluctuations in water levels there are 11 dams in the upper reaches of the river in china environmental advocates say these have had an impact on the river and the life in it so i went to prison up them. meaning that then my quit. and downstream in vietnam all the way up to not and part of thailand so they depend lastly on the. water level of the meco driven by they crowd and. in early january china issued a statement to say its testing equipment in one of its dams increasing outflow by more than half the mekong river commission and into governmental organization warned countries in the lower reaches of the river including cambodia to expect lower water levels this week this season's drought has caused the water level in
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the mix to fall to its lowest in 60 years and there's been an exceptionally low flow of water in most parts of the river basin the 6 months. further from the. one that relies mostly on rice farming here people rely on water stored in horns during the dry season but even these have dried up. when there's no water there's lots of problems we have to spend a lot of money to drill a well an equipment small pump isn't good enough we have to get a bigger one already spent double of what i normally would the mekong river commission and china have said they'll conduct a study to identify the causes and impacts of this season's strout but with more dams being planned for the mekong it's communities who rely on the river who continue to pay the price florence. province cambodia. funny a painting found hidden inside the wall of an italian art gallery has been confirmed
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as an authentic work by the austrian artist good stuff clint the painting called portrait of a lady was stolen in 1907 it's now been found by cleaners beyond a trapdoor inside a plastic bag police believe thieves had used a fishing line to hook the masterpiece off the wall and hold it up through an open skylight. i'm all santa maria these are the headlines u.s. president donald trump has unveiled his defense team for his upcoming impeachment trial in the senate one of the lawyers is high profile ken starr who led the last impeachment investigation into bill clinton and is also represented a convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein rival protests have been held in libya ahead of a u.n. backed peace conference to try to win months of fighting demonstrators in tripoli say the eastern based warlord and if after should not be included in sunday's talks
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in berlin his supporters that were rallying in benghazi. u.s. president has warned iran's supreme leader to be very careful with his words after friday when ayatollah ali khamenei called donald trump a clown and said the assassination of iranian come on the car some sort of money was a cowardly act of terrorism canada's prime minister has called on iran to release flight and data recorders from the ukrainian airliner shot down last week of attack from just says iran doesn't have the expertise to conduct a full investigation this crash killed all 176 people onboard including 57 canadians and 29 permanent residents of canada ukraine's president vladimir the landscape has rejected the resignation of his prime minister on friday. offered to step down after all the recordings were leaked where he criticized the president's limited political experience hasn't actually confirmed the voice is his but he says he offered to step down to remove any doubts over his respect and trust for the
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president 3 u.s. airports have begun to screen passengers arriving from the chinese city of war for a new virus that's killed 2 people already new york's j.f.k. along with los angeles and san francisco international will be taking passengers temperatures and asking them about their symptoms the airports were picked because they received the majority of direct flights from. a mexico's government is promising jobs to nearly $3000.00 migrants who've left the country hoping to get into the united states at the moment there in guatemala as they make their way north towards mexico central american countries have come under increasing pressure from president trump particularly to stop migrants from crossing into the united states. ok you're up to date with the headlines on al-jazeera more news right after inside story. i'm counting the cost from the trade deal is china capitulates. tens of billions in extra trite russia seeks to isolate ukraine with
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a pipeline via turkey plus south korea's good sperm struggling to climb the social scumbags. just 0. how long would lattimer putin hold onto power the russian leader has named a new prime minister and promised to introduce constitutional reforms but what's motivating can and what are his plans for the future of russia this is inside story . hello i'm richelle carey welcome to the program russia's parliament has overwhelmingly approved the nation's new prime minister the former head of the federal tax service maccallum shoes and will succeed to me. that the a deaf resigned along with the entire government on wednesday after president vladimir putin now.


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