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russia says it's setting up a humanitarian corridor or still it civilians out of the syrian and eastern however it's not clear where the rebel and terrorist groups occupying the area will allow anyone to leave. as the olympic games is coming to an end russian athletes are being greeted by and co by jubilant fans. heads towards this weekend's general election protesters across the country seem happy to unleash violence to stop a center right coalition from coming to power. giving
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thanks for joining us my name is neil harvey. and. russia says that setting up humanitarian corridors in the syrian and. to let civilians out of the war ravaged area it's called on militant groups occupying the zone to d. mind the roots but it's not clear if some groups are even willing to let anybody out against the explains. it isn't working resolution twenty four one which called for a power and syrian ceasefire without delay so far is a dud everyone is interpret it in ways that suit them radical islamist terrorists ignore it josh al islam the army of islam has not stopped shelling damascus dozens of casualties over the last few days alone the syrian army says it
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has the right to defend itself against extremists until the shelling ends citing a clause that excludes terrorists from this resolution but even then if you talk to syrians there's not all that much enthusiasm for this ceasefire. this truce is similar to the others and we will see it being violated this is the same old story and we are the ones who end up being harmed don't you see the children old people women and students who should we feel sorry for for these rebels. we are tired of shelling them every day about thirty to forty shells will hear them some money mileage i am against the troops because it only benefits the rebels i hope that it will be over soon and that no gunmen remain there but it's not only rebels and terrorists in east ghouta it's also civilians russia has announced the
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establishment of humanitarian corridors by which people can leave east ghouta it says the syrian army will abide by a limited unilateral ceasefire to allow civilians to leave if they can rebels is limiting ghouta which include al qaida have barred civilians from leaving the enclave for years according to amnesty international and others and reportedly . they are still doing so we're talking here about the same rebels who came. on roofs as human shields against strikes so no surprise it isn't just the mask and east ghouta that are burning its afrin in northern syria to turkey which says it is exempt from the ceasefire because it is carrying out an operation fighting the y.p.
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jeep syrian kurds whom it calls terrorists it says it won't stop its operation when we look at the un security council resolution we see that fight against terror organizations is outside its scope therefore it will not affect turkey's ongoing operation thousands have died over the last month of turkey's incursion turkish president ed do on and said this cease fire has failed at this point resolution twenty four zero one looks dead on arrival. ok let's first live now to damascus work and speak to political analyst our very good evening to you what is the situation in the city like at the moment where you are. ok i know i can tell i can tell you having some problem here e-mail just repeat the question for you i was just asking you're in damascus what's the situation like in
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the city at the moment. you know which. fortunately seems like we've lost our connection with the guest if you can will try and get him back but for the time being let's move on to the news from today. the winter olympics in south korea have finished norway tops the medals table the olympic athletes from russia way off and the teeth the doping scandal having vented many russian athletes from taking part in the team have just landed back in moscow where they were finally allowed to display their national symbols. of the large crowd greeting athletes of the creator the perfect moment for two men to pose the question to their a limp medalist girlfriends it is lympics now over these really trying to be taking
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a closer look at how russia fed injunction. well seventy medals saying is only minus twelve if you compare it to twenty nine team russia medals and saw a cheat this is not blowing result but it still deserves a huge round of applause given that most russia stars weren't even vied here by the international olympic committee so basically it was mostly a team of olympic newbies but i'll tell you what did glow the mind of russian fans here in pyongyang it is the first gold medal by their men's ice hockey team in twenty six years the final was really tough neck and neck till the last second with surprise silver medalists germany. and the red machine was all the able to so who's boss on i'll use an extra time which will swell game was very tough for the german
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he didn't get to the final for no reason for his great but we want to be if that we leveled the school and then the final point in overtime i think this goal brought joy to millions of russian fans speaking of bosses all i owe a r one two gold medals at these olympics and the first one was no less special weapons ice skating two russian teenage girls topped the podium after breaking two world records one after another within fifteen minutes but of course you can't share one gold and thanks to one extra point from the jury. of a fifteen year old girl from became the champion and we were the first t.v. channel to talk to her after she got off the podium in an exclusive interview that is to deny. full before competition i fully distance myself from the outside world i didn't mind the attention from the journalists fans and the fact that i'm
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participating in the olympic games for me it was the same as any other competition of course i supported the other athletes from russia but i didn't feel this big burden of responsibility maybe that helped me because of the book ocean's book when they go out is that you were so calm of your performance never once said that the only source single tear what did you do to sing so we spoke quietly doesn't work on this i'm going you know this is a hit actually there were no tears at all and i'm always like that keeping my emotions to myself but when i go home i always share all my emotions with my parents. i think when i get home i will be dancing and jumping for joy i hope by the time i get home i will realize what i have achieved. those to which the edge of the park so you haven't been jumping and dancing so far when you put it to work so you can forget i'm only during my return. what about your relationship with. your rivals and nice but is it true that you were actually friends appearing in.
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that yes absolutely there's we have to go to have a coffee or a chat on social media between training we always share funny videos on instagram and have a good laugh together yes and there was a mission the. you said you don't notice the media attention but we have to ask you about the american skater ashley wagner who criticize your routine saying the pretty girl the very complicated elements at the end is basically cheating what would you say to them no one goes because it just it i can say that this only encouraged me to do more and better so i wanted to prove even more that what she was saying is not true but you cannot prove anything to people like her you know they can i say let her compete in the olympics with my program and i'll gladly see how she'll manage to do it of course figure skating is developing really fast nowadays there's always a new generation younger than me maybe someday i might think like that too because in my group there are already some girls who can do quadruple jumps but i will try as hard as i can to stay in sport as long as i can i'm already thinking about the
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next season is that everything. you think about but. for now i cannot think about anything else i try to be as careful as i can and not make any mistakes so i can stay in skating for as long as i can. but. ok let's go back to our top story now russia says it's setting up humanitarian corridors in the syrian enclave of eastern good to let civilians out of the war ravaged area but it's also launched daily humanitarian pauses for aid to be delivered to the region the un's reacted to the move saying that it will use the opportunity provided by russia if the safety of its employees is guaranteed. cross live to damascus joined on the line by political analysts are quite great to have you back. tell us a bit first of all please. the situation in the city where you are what is it like that. yeah good afternoon and the situation in damascus it's very
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hard for people is suffering because of shaving for a terrorist organisation. and it's the goat is they targeting civilians hospitals government centers and the situation is heart of the saw a lot of government is in the mosque was between civilians there for the syrian army and because of but i was out of the numbers of civilians to end up at a sense of the terrorist in is to go to the side to insist that the police sense of this group's terrorist the groups links to al qaida we're talking to now about. islam islam army of flaunt all of this group us is the terrorist organisation unfortunately supported by us and emblem and think of a us systematise evacuees have thought these are in syria saw really the situation
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in the heart in damascus russia setting up humanitarian corridors for east in. the question is will they work we've seen a situation before when terrorists sometimes don't let civilians actually leave will they happen to let them out in this case. yes i think the syrian army of. syria and its allies care about civilians and so i did her best to keep. the severely as a civilian out of. a war but as we know of this a group is using civilians of hostages. likely they will try to prevent that. from leaving. saw the situation is yours we need to own the. of
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this is. the mask was. is. all be bollocking supporting the syrian army is this war. i think you're a piece popped out from what i can see hope you can still hear a lot the british foreign secretary boris johnson has reaffirmed support for military strikes against the syrian government he says if there is incontrovertible evidence of chemical weapons use is it possible to find incontrovertibly evidence of anything in such a war zone. yeah it's a very good question the information we have from different sources that a terrorist a global planning can now to use a comma can make a weapon as i care syrian civilians and syrian army to use the syrian government again we will have. a drama.
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everywhere and they will use this is this just pick on foreign nations across targets the odeon army vaguely before. archon i think it's clear that the u.s. embassy mounting a very aggressive these yogas syria using exactly to. the sec think of them this supply me i think it's going on under supervision of. intimidation this is out there there are scale. over. there and maybe it will be exploring of our area. because we believe that your israel where the. us flag is clearly i mean there is information of. also will be escalation in the southwest border with their dog down
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in different areas where you as the training continued any of the dearest the groups to target me in different areas. because it says our body there are scales. that elizabeth smart out of taiwan on our live link for the interview fortune because of the delays it's pushed slightly over many thanks for your time and left abdullah my guest. now a war hero grandmas for proving adrenaline junkies come in all shapes and sizes fascinating story details after the break. a plate for many clubs over the years so i know the guy even saw you guys. football isn't only about what happens on the pitch for the final school it's about the
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welcome back tensions are rising across it leaves the country prepares to vote in the general election this week and police have been deployed in cities throughout the country to face opposing rallies either defending or slamming center right parties curity forces expect further protests on election day beyond a vote isn't expected to produce a clear winner set explain the figures on the italian political stage. it's nice general election a show like no other starring a convict's a trump want to be and a poster boy confused well let me break it down for you office contender is the ground's old age of eighty one and has a scandalous past of ford convictions and sex scandals and he's also been the former prime minister of italy multiple times it's still very well the scold me i'm still young sure i'm ready to work. well at least he's young at heart and he has
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plenty of supporters. i will vote for berlusconi and the rest i don't care about be gets things done. due to his conviction he can become the prime minister himself but if his guy is only part he does well he could be the man to pick the head of the cabinet go it's lead to coalition which spans the range of italian sense right politics is thought they could gain thirty eight percent of the vote it's part of this coalition includes our next contender my tail salvini. and his leg a potty for me and i thought. italians first. battalion first wait a second doesn't that battle cry sound familiar america first and i'm sure that's more. what i admire and trump is the fact that he is keeping most of the promises he made during the electoral campaign now just like trump salvini tweets about anything and everything moving on swath that contender now the young face of the
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anti establishment party only thirty one years old the leader of the five star movement is seen by some as a bit of eye candy and he makes weight promises to we're the only political force that in recent years has made promises to the italians and this kept faith with those promises we're the only ones to renounce the privileges of politics while the politicians continue to obtain these privileges i give up my annuity and cut my salary is the complete opposite of the party's found and stand up comedian but they grillo his cool calm and collected and it seems to have captivated young voters i will go with to my tomorrow will be of a town and point i hope that the five star movement comes to power because it understands us young people better they are more aware about technology they think about the future all of us young people but they're still a huge group of those and show which way to votes on march the fourth poll suggest
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almost a third of average voters say the undecideds or will abstain honestly i don't trust anyone anymore for me they're all the same whichever political party it is they come here they make their promises i say this i will do that but in the end it was nothing. they might have their reasons italy has seen sixty governments and even more prime minister since the second world war that's roughly new cabinets every fourteen months so we'll see if any of these guys can sway the voters and stay long enough to actually keep any of their promises the polls also show the center left parties including the korean war the likely to struggle in the election but sundra go see italy's junior minister for european affairs under member of the ruling democratic party thinks that the large amount of undecided voters means the outcome is not set is stone there are four million of it and yes for me to have it there yes i would say that they would go towards the woods of calls about this they need
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to make up their mind and that is why the opinion polls of far are not very reliable because. we depend on the movement on the electorate year bureau of this form we don't people and also there are people who are abstaining in the us in our elections who are saying they would have seen a video. of all the political forces in this week the first way that they are is now and are possible of voters to go to the polls because these are elections in italy would be very important for. the opposition in the european union and they see that they are also very important for the possibility to relaunch their european union of. the doors to one of the holiest sites in jerusalem have been closed to protest against israel's decision to levy taxes on religious properties the church of the holy sepulcher is believed to be on the site
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where jesus was crucified by the greek orthodox i mean in. roman catholic churches united inferi israel's move falsely or has more. i'm standing here in one of the most sacred sites in christianity the church of the holy city because this is a place where does believe that christ was crucified and buried and ways are represented but as you can feel the door to the church is closed following a decision by church leaders after jerusalem municipality announced it was going to start collecting tens of millions of dollars in property taxes from churches for church owned property without houses of worship now this flies in the face of a generation's old agreement i've been talking to pogroms here from all over most of whom of course disappointed when it is they come to visit the city of jerusalem and the holy land and they're living there the famine is the pool of blood and deal for of money to spend on hotel is transportation. and so on to
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leaving their jobs and to leaving their family to come to his the church and they want to put the fun the church is closed we felt bad because we came all the way from the philippines and. this is actually one of the highlights or the highlights of the. pilgrimage and then we were already in front of the church when the church was closed and that's it was really bad we were sad because one of the main reasons coming to israel was to visit the church for us to have to find a peaceful solution should talk about it like a human being. sit down and don't use it politically for any sig nazi israel is not such a church as nobody just sit down and live what religion should be it should be peaceful church leaders are also concerned of a proposed legislation that they fear could result in the state being able to
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confiscate church land but the sponsors of the bowl say that they're not trying to interfere with the church and what it does with its own property but only when that property is sold to a third. here in israel properties belonging to churches synagogues and mosques are not taxed it's far from clear how the situation what was also itself coming as it does just weeks before you step on a c r t two we see them. ninety five years of age you might think it would be time to take things a little easier in life but try telling that to dare devil russian real cult i call the proving age is no barrier as she has a go it indoor skydiving turns out the wrist something of an adrenaline junkie last year she went base jumping in crimea and her bravery actually stretches all the way back to the second world war when she was handed forty six awards no less including the medal of honor for saving twenty seven injured right at the battle of course
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helping to liberate. her and she brings us right up today join me in half an hour for the latest news headlines. still on the table delia bottle a saudi in charge of six oil. area
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. an estimated eighteen factual since under-age refugees are now living in greece. you know still more to go. to do at home in their euro food during. the many sell their bodies just to make ends meet some. of them less secular than the second and yet you know all the sins in there that there's a hopeless as in the left in this kind of. all there is turns to dealing drugs to make a living. justice in your eyes and love blood runs a little. game of the vineyard. in the. hopes of you something that. you put themselves on a lot. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be the first century.
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or some want to. have to go right to be first to see what before three in the morning can't be good that. i'd be interested always in the waters of the us. there should. that would.
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blow into sophie and kill him sophie shevardnadze said the winter olympics and chong have been then i'm expected celebration of korea and unity with north and south as well as competing under one flag and the leadership of the two countries ready for high level talks but will the momentum continue after the games wrap up well i asked former national security advisor to the president of south korea. to korea's under one flag the green athletes more united the charm offensive for the north korean cheerleaders and the chance of the highest level north south meeting in sports diplomacy bring a breakthrough in the korean nuclear crisis well the current success is build a new future for the peninsula will be forgotten as the olympic flame. from korea.
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china young former national security adviser to the president of south korea welcome to the show great to have you with us ambassador the olympics are over with so kim sr shaking hands with president moon dry in sitting closely together at the olympic stadium smiling exchanging comments is a great diplomatic breakthrough the press is expecting but the beginning of something or is it all going to come back to being enemies now that games are over . well it depends on whether north korea has intention to denuclearize if they have if enfold is. things are just to maintain as a means of retaining their nuclear capabilities will go back to where we were before the olympics or we could be worse off so it all depends on those korea's genuine intention well p.r.
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yon apparently wants to talk to the united states united states says it's open to talks with north korea but nobody wants to go first what is so role in this who blinks first game well. our logo is important to figure out what most korea's intention is but. love itself doesn't resolve the problem unless north korea. is willing to abandon his nuclear programs missile programs as well so tall it's between us and those korea. could be even worse if north korea has no intention to denuclearize because any talks which. you know wish doesn't lead to did a crazy asian or in which no script confirms is intention not to do.


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