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with debts amounting to seventy two billion dollars he told one u.s. u.s. one u.s. news agency that we're going to have to wipe that out you're going to have to say goodbye to that u.s. defense secretary james mattis has told the senate that washington will give his lamb about another chance to help on afghanistan before taking what he described as punitive action the top u.s. military officer general joseph dunford is accused pakistan's intelligence agency of having ties to groups iraq is to hold financial transactions with its kurdish region in retaliation for last week's secession referendum iraqi state television says that parliament voted in favor of the blockade in order to preserve the interests of the kurdish people the measures are expected to target the regional government leadership the u.s. state department has ordered the expulsion of fifteen cuban diplomatic staff and has given them seven days to leave the country that's after the u.s. reduced its staff and its embassy in cuba citing unexplained injuries to american
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us. is a ghost station in the south of the democratic republic of congo. there's been no train
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service for five months but now it's running again. the train left lubumbashi the second largest city five days ago. no one knows when it will arrive. and the train everyone is waiting for has a surprising name holmdel or the swallow. the. news of the swallows arrival spreads like wildfire via the bush telegraph all word of mouth. it's the cheapest rail service in the d.r. congo like a local bus it stops a virtually every station and drools huge crowds. of them
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a street vendor has a day every stop even in the remotest villages the station becomes an instant. yeah. look i don't know what are you going to do that young woman grab yeah. yeah you. look. hard but there's not much time for selling. the train is already packed. passengers clamber for remaining seats. like. this. yeah clement has been riding this train for twenty years. he knows what to expect.
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from somebody got there before you this ill temper so is it said this is just. west of. the court they. said the same yeah let's. sit by you young today. some of the distance to your day for these young people for the business. but this i say he said so this is a sonic as i said if. people cram into whatever space they can find nearly two thousand people all together three times the officially permitted capacity. for those who want to able to find a place or who can't afford a ticket there's always the route. you
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say that it is ok simply say we'll let you go. but only didn't you know you said you never were. located in the heart of the continent the democratic republic of congo is the largest country in sub-saharan africa. the swallow crosses half the country from lubumbashi to aleppo and is the only link between remote villages and the outside world. the swallow has been around for more than fifty years. the old engine was bought second hand in south africa. a relay of ten drivers is needed to cover the one thousand six hundred kilometer journey.
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yes but. the driver is sixty three years old mr malone go has one of the hardest parts of the trip. one hundred twenty kilometers of trouble saying about the road where we've never done right it said thank god it's already. got this on the subject that i thought about said yeah all right officer. that's why the trip was this every something i did i don't have a problem. with. mr malone go is the monster on board and supplements his income by allowing ten passengers to travel in the driver's cabin. it's as close as he gets to first class on the train .
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back in second class the challenge is to avoid stepping on someone as you try and move around the carriage. it's something clear can get used to. light up but that was said on bus in the us he said it. was in my head it. sends us he said then did you know think what this think this is a lot of this was just want us to go back to my lips on this song this song they put up with the only solution you know the limo passengers take as much luggage as they can. so put a corner media. on a cd expose it equally possible on who. you want. to look at the phones on the way. malo. supposed to play along as of old to
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see the form of evolution extraordinary things sometimes happen. unless there's a mice and i know you. don't want to see what you want to do that but those again those are nothing more than some of. the most annoying something subtle. but. it does. argue we have i mean come. on. the train can also be a death trap. to be told it's not so funny because i said a third i'm a sucker for sumo think we're pretty good for us also what. the fuss is about to help us in my life and. last year the snares named
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several passengers. and those in third class risked their lives here on the rigs. they can easily get knocked off the moving train. right now wait i think of you now before going up was no sign that. says i did not tell him what was going to be spoiled boy would be about. his fellow travelers up on third class have to remain alert a lapse in attention could be fatal. but if they don't. says.
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the danger comes not just from above but also from the signs. even if the moderate speed of thirty kilometers an hour a tree branch can cut like a machete. say see. there are a lot of dollars so far and there's a lot of other. sewer service reporters say since. these are some of the remotest areas of the d.r.
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congo. as dawn breaks free men are preparing for a long journey. they're traveling salesman training in kosov a flower and palm oil in the villages they work for osama. bin ladin on a mobile version yes you know the only one here what it was you were doing what you do does your mom want to. talk or you know one of them was to give them all or not do you go one on one ok when you're a. man and his companions a setting out on an arduous one hundred sixty kilometer journey through villages in the country so. it will probably take them around four or five days.
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you know the little one meaningless. most of the villages are in the middle of nowhere and reaching them means travelling on the tracks so the congolese improvise. they converge and reinforce their bicycles to withstand the poor conditions and up to three hundred kilos of merchandise. you know what do you think you're. to live with on the. market if you know school
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you know to be sure what if what if what if wouldn't if you don't learn of what you know. or don't know my name was difficult to see you. do not. want to do it. but. it takes remarkable willpower to undertake such a journey. the last. scene was. just so. bad then.
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well was there. a was there. we know. the the. by nightfall they reach a village. the ones they won't sleep by the side of the road but in a church. this will be their only meal for the day. the the. me. here in this you impose your mother the. one. son was good enough to go forcing you not. funny you know.
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go new york attitude good luck with the muscle was just if the only major fun was just too much coming and going in the place you got like you were going to cause it was a joke when the window muscle bit the foot didn't walk in come and go say do you look at them like. he did we don't know what they don't do. the village of kids statue is sixty kilometers away. another three days of hard labor. yeah there are photos of yeah that affords. a
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man and his family are on the tracks. by waving a red scarf he's been able to stop the train at this tiny village in the middle of the bush go up up. up so i'm just done with him and i don't know what would you do just really i don't know yet where what when where i mean i'm sure. it's often like this. holiday work for little pay. mr malone go belly ends one hundred forty dollars a month. or never ever surviving the markets out of the cup never was what a first of all what they did for the whole show. around my. head was going to separate what it. see ever go get your pick of the bottle. let's leave
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it on the level of good. but right now his main concern is the state of the truck. he has to reduce speed to less than ten kilometers an hour. at this point the rails are not really aligned anymore richard but that's the way. that i like to forward loaded up with this stuff yes. this outfit on a civil society said my gosh. i just to show. you that. i did i probably said just was going to dump
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risky up i said about us just. to dodger you know with regard to regard this about budget talks argue it out yet is good i go. back in the bush man and his two associates have covered a third of their journey but the day is off to a bad start as one bike has had a puncture. somebody get out the welcome. can't wait til it's the fifth time and one day. without a repair kit to a new in a cheap. patches the puncher with a piece of rubber from an old chief on hopes for the best.
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one was. full. of. those men and his companions still have another thirty kilometers to go to reach the next village. and you'll come up with a full and you're sure to be a good luck on was on your part a king in one but good for you open up what dealt with who work in their job who green you know you don't what if you are well off on. their that. day and your hunger thirst and fatigue. they barely have the strength to push their bikes any further.
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the way for the moment. i don't know the fun one of the old me is when we all will go from there. but i think it will make a sort of a moment of wonder the horner q. my mike came from moody. and perhaps that pres have been on since the rain has stopped and they finally arrived. when no. long queue one.
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more and more walk walk walk over the world onto a. young. you're going to. meet a friend. bit about. knowing you could know when. you. must go. to the up on. wheels.
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you want to. lose. the three companions journey will soon be over when they get home in a week's time they'll have and enough money to feed their families. back on board the swallow the danger has passed the rails all straight again. something under the sun. but just when everything seems more or less normal mr malone go is confronted with a new problem. the train is losing speed. eventually it comes to a complete still. the thing that he does so
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in the middle of a village is no coincidence. mr malone go believes it's sabotage if he suspects the vendors who are known as traffickers in the congo. i mean. this is to go before the people of the sun. for over half the world going through hope that that does that it's good for your friend i just got fluffy. bunny will back you think you know that stuff now do you know what i'm going to. come up with limburg it to the night sir. so do you know if the thought of it can fly over the national guard. has been
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riding the swallow for ten years but on this trip he's selling soldiering while the next time he'll sell something else out of it on the way the train provides him with a living i want to do what russian guy suited to my children on to government to do to learn to love to see my life more new isn't it not be so. but if. not is about to become oh so not this or that the know we are going to succumb is an absolute does only one of the. window motor motor mounted one hundred zero zero zero. zero. zero zero. zero zero. zero zero zero zero one.
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missed him along those still has nine hundred kilometers to go before reaching a labor of the trains final destination. if full goes well the sixteen hundred kilometer journey will have taken eight days. to swallow continues on its way. despite the obstacles it's a necessary but precarious lifeline to thousands of culturally. in the heart of the amazon the bolivian family is but then lives in peril to harvest brazil nuts. it's getting the congo to the capital is an even more dangerous challenge. risking it to the libya. at this time on al jazeera.
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