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zero. hello i'm maryam namazie this is the news hour live from london coming up aid agencies evacuate critically ill patients in syria's besieged but at least eighteen people died before they can be moved. we hear about the alleged rights abuses in yemen by a political prisoner who says he was kidnapped and tortured. hundreds of new shelters set up in the philippines for the thousands displaced by fighting and flooding. and we visit the christmas sounds of parade in colombia that's taking place in the wild self the capital. with all the sporting clothing for time african football of the year the ivory coast as yards away says he's planning to make a return to international football. aid
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workers have started evacuating critically ill patients from eastern goods here in syria's capital damascus at least eighteen people have died though while waiting easton is one of the last remaining rebel strongholds it's been under a tight government siege since two thousand and thirteen and the targets of hundreds of as strikes and artillery attacks that's course of a a food and medical shortages for about four hundred thousand syrians trapped there last month the u.n. called for five hundred people in need of medical care to be allowed to leave but it was only after long negotiations that twenty nine critical cases were approved for medical evacuation zone to hold the reports from neighboring lebanon and a warning that some of the images in her story might be disturbing. it's a start but it's not enough only a handful of east critically ill are being allowed to leave to hospitals in
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damascus which is less than an hour's drive away twenty nine patients the majority of them women and children a six month old baby was on that list but when the aid workers reached house they found out she died weeks ago the syrian government is allowing them to be treated outside the besieged opposition stronghold after the armed group. agreed to release some government prisoners it's not clear if new deals will be reached it has been four years since i was besieged by the syrian army the siege has tightened in recent months there are according to the united nations almost five hundred urgent medical cases. man has brain cancer she says her condition is only deteriorating the u.n. says more than a dozen people have already died while waiting to be evacuated for treatment i know there is no treatment available from here i have nothing no medicine no money i'm just waiting for god's mercy it's not just the lack of medical supplies there is
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a lack of food the united nations says the area is experiencing the worst case of child malnutrition since the start of the conflict. of medical equipment of vaccines have affected children also they are malnourished this has that to a number of diseases unfortunately the children are facing dire conditions. there have been three reported deaths because of malnutrition in the past two months. savva and we're all not even two months old when they died the u.n. says more than one thousand five hundred children are at risk among them two hundred thirty two who are acutely malnourished more than half of the four hundred thousand people. are believed to be children the area is not just under siege it remains a war zone despite the russian guaranteed to ask. that was supposed to have silenced the guns and allowed in. its september reached the area for the first time in bonds
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but it was only enough for forty thousand people there is suffering in this region of the fear is that the worst is yet to come the government is using the siege and starvation tactic as a military strategy and as the situation worsens the likelihood of a surrender becomes more real so whether. well in the set a spokesperson for the international committee of the red cross in syria she joins us now via skype from damascus thank you very much for taking the time to speak to us how many people have been evacuated from now and where are they been taken well since last night we started an operation in order to evacuate the most critical place that's medical pieces. last night we managed to evacuate four people around them they are children together with their family members and they have been taken to hospitals it inside damascus city how many more waiting to be evacuated
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when put the current operation the number should be twenty nine people don't ration is still ongoing and that maybe it might take a couple of more days and can get together with trust and it's very hard for us to know right now when it will and however that we do all we can in order to speed up the process can you give us a sense of what's behind the delay. well you know what let's not forget these people are in a very critical medical condition and that is this should be handled with special care and in order for them not to suffer but even more basically this is one of the reason but also. this whole operation is that required from us like to coordinate with the different groups and the different parties who are fighting is
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like eastern in order to get the necessary security guarantees for us and also for the patients and sell them to make sure that there will be evacuated in a safety man i know it's a very sensitive matter but is there anything you can tell us about the talks the negotiations which led to this agreement. well i try our side actually i think is never involved in any political negotiation between the parties so this is activism and words. by the party themself. and it is them who came up with the abdomen we were requested together with the syrian arab red crescent to carry out a role as a neutral human intermediary in the facilitate that argument but we are not involved in any ability actually meant what i can tell you for now is that the doctor number will be twenty nine however we know it's a small step
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a small positive step however it will never end the suffering of the people inside of the ad go to aware that there are much more cases like these two who need also medical care and i say even medical treatment and hope that in the coming. days will be just solution and reach an agreement in order to allow more cases to come out and get the necessary treatment as we speak to you now we're looking at images of young children emaciated suffering from malnutrition they they clearly don't have enough to eat can you tell us about efforts to get more food and medical supplies into eastern ghouta where the last time we managed to get inside eastern water before the current evacuation was under twelve of the them which is more or less a month and
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a half and i have to tell you that when he visited there i was myself there and the situation was really dire and it wasn't the first time for me to go to instantly but. november i could be at least see how the situation has deteriorated i was speaking to many mothers who were shouting and screaming just because they cannot provide this is. all right apologies for that we seem to lost our connection to india he said joining us there from damascus you difficult to establish a connection that but nevertheless we got a sense of what she was talking about giving us some insight into the dire challenges facing families civilians in eastern guta france's president emanuel mark on his saudi arabia's king salmond to lift the blockade on yemen a blockade which has been in force since october is limiting supplies of fuel food and medicine micron says he's concerned about the humanitarian crisis in the
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country by millions of people on the brink of famine parts of yemen are also in the grip of a cholera outbreak well a political prisoner in yemen has been speaking to al jazeera about his brutal experiences behind bars human rights groups say thousands of yemenis have been arbitrarily detained and tortured during the country's two and a half year war that's actually going to reports. yousif knew the opposition newspaper he edited made him a target of the armed rebel who thiis it was time to take precaution but it was too late last year he says he was kidnapped outside his home in santa. i was repeatedly tortured and interrogated due to my job as a journalist before my detention i openly declared that i was suspending my work because of the ha conditions facing journalists opposed to the who pees in sanaa and so began more than a year held in several prisons in yemen's capital. to have the. i was
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threatened with physical abuse and rape so was my family i was put in solitary confinement for twenty six days my health deteriorated. human rights groups say thousands of people including children have been arbitrarily detained and tortured by both sides in the war yemeni forces and who the fighters are accused of beating using electric shocks and forcing prisoners to strip others taken captive have simply disappeared this human rights attorney says families have reported the deaths of almost one hundred twenty prisoners in one of the events in seventy year and if there are secret prisons human rights groups have documented four hundred seventeen alone in sana from residential houses to schools and even places of worship the kidnappers have abducted individuals from all walks of life and juniors doctors and even journalists they are subjected to brutal torture but journalists
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are given a harder time. line was eventually transferred to a military prison camp where he says he was housed along with prisoners of war last month he was released as part of a prisoner swap. but if. i wished it didn't happen that way simply because i was not to convict a person i was kidnapped outside my house. is lucky to be alive days before he was released the camp was bombed dozens of his former cell mates die natasha in a zero zero zero the philippine government is setting up hundreds of new shelters for some of the thousands of people displaced by fighting and flooding in mirali city the army returned the area from fighters linked to i still in october after a five month siege only for tropical storm tembin to then sweep through the city from mcbride reports from murali. for people displaced by the more are we
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fighting life in a muddy camp with open drains was already miserable then came the floods some tents were washed away and all of them was at the bureau family's possessions are still a wet pile and they go to sleep in the damn things with their neighbor for an hour and her family lost their home and business in the fighting now her daily battle is with the water and mud to keep it out. of them you have to constantly think about where to put your things in made out he had money and could eat properly and i could go to school in the city bears the scars of the months of conflict between government troops and fighters linked to eisele for now which is quiet but there's still a threat of renewed hostilities and martial law in mindanao has been extended for another year but on the edge of the city signs of hope new permanent homes are being built for displaced people president. hu's from mindanao has promised to find
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a lasting solution to the conflict for him this project is an important step on the road to peace we will. do my job or know what is going to suburban women it's an ongoing di lemma for mindanao the conflict holds up development a lack of money and jobs then fuels the underlying discontent and none of this is helped by being battered by storms from her tent home for an ample one can see the new houses being built on the opposite hillside but doesn't know if she will get close to moving into one i hope one day we can make a new start and living in one of the new houses would have. but now the new houses are far outnumbered by the thousands of tents. bright al-jazeera or are we city southern philippines. and watching the news out watch what i tell you about iberians await the outcome of the presidential election runoff but polling suggests
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a record low turnout. families of murder victims in mexico demand answers as the country suffers its bloodiest year on record and then later in sport a wreck or to smash in one of the most grueling yacht races in the world. now the russian opposition leader alexina valley says he will organize a nationwide rally in january to support his call for a boycott of presidential elections valley's been barred from running in the march election over an embezzlement conviction that he says is politically motivated meanwhile the russian president vladimir putin is officially filed his own documents to run for election if he wins putin's rule will be extended to twenty twenty four making him the longest serving russian leader since dictator joseph stalin moved in what is our choice. we will start
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a big campaign on one hand to persuade everyone to participate in the boycott and not to take part in the election and on the other hand to contact him any people really come to the polling stations not to let putin fabricate the number and of course we need an all russian street action. the ukrainian government and pro russian rebels have completed a major prisoner swap in the war torn east happen in the city of her left which is mainly controlled by the pro russian separatists the exchange is reported to be the largest since a pro russian uprising in eastern ukraine in two thousand and fourteen or a challenge has more for moscow. well both sides are now confirms that this prisoner swap has concluded with people being handed in both directions across the front lines in eastern ukraine the numbers that actually did scrubs the lines a big difference from the early advertize figures of three hundred six people going from kiev territory back to the east and seventy four people going from the eastern
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regions back into kiev territory the reasons why the numbers are different is because some people were transferred earlier and some people on both sides it seems didn't actually get want to go back to where they come from this is and events that has been quite a long time in in the making the final impetus though came as a recent meeting in moscow there was attended by the heads of the two separatist regions in eastern ukraine by the head of the russian orthodox church patrick carroll and by representatives from kiev but the the real political will it seems as come from both kiev and also from moscow with vladimir putin saying that he was going to use his influence with the with the separatist regions to make it happen it's a breakthrough undeniably a step in the right direction and the sides now are talking about keeping this going they're doing more prisoner swaps but while people are still dying while
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moscow is still supplying the rebel regions with a weapons and hardware etc and while there doesn't seem to be a final drive for peace this is just a step in that direction we haven't got to the destination that we want to get to yet which is a final political solution. they think liberia where the presidential hopeful childress says he's on track for victory in the presidential election runoff but no results have been released so far the former football star is up against the current vice president joseph because i am at the reports from the capital monrovia . us liberians wait for the outcome of tuesday's runoff election many place what they call a peaceful vote vote counting is underway and the process of telling results trickling in from more than five thousand polling stations across liberia why the national nation are pulling our gains. there were a. very small number of incidents to report where the incident occur and i should
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mention they have been dealt with on his part in most of these cases if not all the contest pits fifty one year old former football star where against seventy three year old joseph walk i who has been the country's vice president for the last twelve years but polling coincided with christmas and many chose to stay home observers say the tunnel close much lower than the fuss round held in october they look to a commission says it will announce the results in four days it's what happens often whether the losing side will accept defeat the cosmos led billions consigned. five year is one win that's willing to destroy the women and that will mean for us to go back to war for anybody to be president of this country and we will not do it we are going to have peace the children of this country need peace and they also want peace and we're going to call for whom ever we decide is president of liberia
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international observers to a calling for calm so as in most with. so the issue is now when you know. if you when you celebrate it is celebrated in the show because you have the president of everybody if you lose you also except for the first time in more than seventy years this was founded by freed american slaves will see one democratically elected government hunt power to another whoever wins will inherit tonic or me but by forming prices of liberia's main exports of rabat and i don't and are forced depreciating currency in the past twelve years ellen johnson sirleaf has guided this country through the process of recovery from civil war on the horrors of a bull outbreak but she too has been criticized for not doing much to talk all poverty and corruption in hog government behind it all does it or monrovia liberia
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. mexico is registered its bloodiest year since records began twenty years ago at least twenty three thousand people have been murdered or one every twenty minutes this year the killing spread to states which had previously escaped clashes between drug cartels charlotte dallas reports. that three years ago forty three students were abducted on their way to approach siesta in mexico city their parents want answers remains from just two of the students have been positively identified i mean when they were that they know they may he got the virgin of guadalupe is the patron saint of mexico and we will ask her to speak to the hearts of those in government to return our children because it's not fair that thirty nine months on our children have not been returned. the void these parents feel is repeated across mexico. this is how the year began in the resort town turned murder capital of
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mexico acapulco six people including three women were shot and killed at a market during lunch time on january fourth two days later two more people were shot to death on a beach popular with locals and it continues nationwide until the number of people murdered passed a record twenty three thousand in november mexico started keeping homicide records and nine hundred ninety five the figure drops until two thousand and seven when former president felipe calderon launched his drug war this was the result it dropped again after president pena nieto was elected and to now this year the drug fueled violence has spread affecting peaceful regions like california with the murder rate has doubled. the jump has been blamed on corruption weak through dish erie and the capture and extradition of drug lord joaquin el chapo guzman to the united states. leaving competition for his domain. it's
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because of the dress. it just meant that criminal organizations have had in the last three years in mexico the appearance of new criminal groups the dissolution of others and the great struggle that is beginning to be noticed in the country states in regions of the country where there was relative peace after the capture and extradition of walking. in an attempt to control the cartels congress approved a controversial law that would see soldiers take over from police in the drug makes the coast supreme court is deciding if it will become law next year. for now forty one students are still missing any information on the whereabouts would likely change these people's lives but do little to mexico's homicide tally shallot ballasts al jazeera. mario gonzales rahman is the president of security corner in mexico and an expert on security trafficking and crime he joins me now from mexico city thank you for joining us on the news hour and so as you're hearing there this
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year has been the deadliest for the country in recent history what is behind this spike in mud as in mexico. well first of all it is. a privilege to be again here and just sita i thank you for giving me these opportunities to to speak out and explain what is going on in my country. first of all i'm not surprised by the the increase in violence in mexico scenes americans canadians europeans and many other parts of the so-called. asian mark the first world countries. this is the result of a failed policy that begun. during the pond
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administrations it's a war that makes no sense what about the internal fact is that behind the increase in mud as we often hear people speaking about chronic corruption within the police force is also a weak she dish ery how strong a role that these factors play in the rise in and the lack of accountability for them. we have to understand that the united states government trains. the military the police forces in mexico. practically all this continent they are trained. as the war in the middle east is going on to pick up today bodies and you know. what we see today just about every day in the press.
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my i mean i served the united states government for twenty eight years. i was the head of security for the u.s. embassy in mexico city and. you know i love the people of the united states. especially my or. you know individuals who sacrifice their lives you know for the bursar ration of of the law accepted. by lateral relation of the united states and mexico we have to understand that if we continue to do this to be submissive to policies of the united states this war will never come to an end some modern. privilege that we made the point that me make the point that there are
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problems and difficulties in that at relationship between us and mexico but she of us would be very city know your thoughts on what is happening inside mexico itself for example the drug cartels we often talk about. the violence that is driven amongst the big drug cartels but how has that structure changed and evolved over the years. all right well that's a shame we'll try to perhaps try to establish a connection back to mexico city or perhaps not but nevertheless that was mario gonzalez roman speaking to us there about violence in mexico two thousand and seventeen has been the deadliest year for murders in recent history let's move on now time for a break much more coming up after that we're looking at the art exhibition that gives the public
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a read glimpse into life at guantanamo bay from the perspective of its inmates. until it's we in london with some neutral t.v. reporters to cover up the most delicate operation but could be taught to use women on remote. i mean sport in english resurgence in the ashes cricket son i will have more on that a bit later. hello there the weather is all quite quiet across many parts of the middle east at the moment we've had one weather system with this but that's pulling away towards the east then there's quite a large break before cloud is making its way in from the mediterranean but this is just making things a little bit gray at times it works its way eastwards for the western parts of turkey though we're looking at some more active weather not on thursday most likely
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on friday the next weather system pushes its way and that's going to be giving us a very heavy downpours there around that western coastline during the day a bit further towards the south and here in doha twenty three degrees will be our maximum on thursday and no real change as we head through friday maybe just a degree or so higher towards the south so long as looking at the top temperature of around twenty nine degrees down towards the southern parts of africa the weather here is more active we got plenty of very violent thunderstorms stretching their way across parts of mozambique and towards madagascar we're likely to see some more very heavy showers here as we head through the next few days and again some of those bringing the old rumble of thunder towards the south though largely fine and dry for many of us here's a lot cooler we're looking at thirty to invent talk for cape town willing at around twenty three is the maximum durban is likely to see more in the way of in the or shower.
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underground fire has been burning for over a century beneath india's largest cofield. now open cost mining has put the flames to the surface with devastating consequences for the local population. as communities are destroyed and thousand suffer from toxic fumes what lies behind this human and environmental disaster. people empower the burning city at this time on al-jazeera and live there it sounds like an agreement between criminal bosses it's like trading in stolen goods that have been taken by the place if anyone ever comes to ask the question then is for throw their hands up in the air and say i don't know i was just nominee director we're doing a investigation in syria. ukraine that you're a fraud which you've been corrupt i would be corrupt i did just what the president say al-jazeera investigation is the only god coming soon.
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that's up to the top stories now aid workers have started evacuating critically ill patients from a besieged suburb of syria's capital damascus but at least eighteen people have died while waiting france's president has called on saudi arabia to completely lift its blockade of yemen so aid can be delivered to millions of people on the brink of starvation. the ukrainian government and pro russian rebels have completed a major prisoner swap in the war torn east. well it's been ten years since pakistan's former prime minister benazir bhutto was assassinated at
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a campaign rally she was part of pakistan's most famous political dynasty come on hide a report from the ancestral home of the bhutto. the pakistan people's party commemorating the tenth anniversary of benazir bhutto as you can see it's a jam packed crowd people are as come from across the country from all of all provinces of pakistan but here in the province of st she still enjoys considerable support after all how far the group began here in larkana her father girls are generally virtual or usually popular outrage as villagers over the mantle of responsibility for the pakistan people's party as you can three quarter of the people who have turned up there are ordinary for four come from the nearby religious for the people of. the ledger and this is only down
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yes i think after two alan has been for does take that father she always leave him there because she votes for them he'd die for them. maybe she need to say we fight for life first and we shall continue. mission until the last minute of our lives and i need him to and all the people i mean that the mission of p.p.p. and mission of the shaky mortals will remain continue and let's try to forget she's room. for little girls still enjoys can dribble support her son for troll is now the chairman of the pakistan people's party they have a provincial government and a province just where did it all sure expect that in the forthcoming election the people's party may get more wards in other provinces that it really of course fear
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death of their popularity across pakistan. the rise of artificial intelligence and robotics is changing health care more operations and now carried out by surgeons using robots aren't c. finds out if we should let the machines look after us. guys hospital in central london and a man is about to have his life chances vastly improved with the help of a robot he has prostate cancer the surgeon and his team would in the past have cut him open and felt around with their hands. but now they insert choose. and then we let the robots. soon the surgeon is at a console moving the robot remotely it's fine tools stitch up the man's colon before moving in to perform the operation. in principle you could have the surgery
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carried out or part steps of the surgery did a very clearly defined carried out by a surgical instrument that was basically set up and told to go i had laser eye surgery only ten years ago and i know for a stat that the op thousand the surgeon that did my eyes he met devon think he set a machine hit a button and there was a machine that did the surgery was and has. all kinds of surgeries done like this welcomed by those lucky enough in the rich world to have an operation made quicker and less painful than in the past. but the new frontier is not in medicine but in care the robot succumbing to help the aged to consider the role that robots can have in caring for those we love is surely at the sharp end of the debate around automation in the human world after all robots home to modes that don't have the
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human touch and so how do we as human beings feel about outsourcing the duty of care to machine. in the coming weeks these dimentia sufferers as a care home in north london will have robots for company the owners run dozens of places like this across the u.k. they want to roll the machines out everywhere because what we're dealing with is dementia residents people who forget who have a memory lapses and if robots could remember things about them or their cultural needs aboard that have it's about the back end of living and if they could relate this to a nuclear or even an agency staff was coming in it could be a lot of emotional things that is these people experience because when you forget things you get agitated and you cannot recollect what you really forgotten how are you very and you robots like this it is dark you could help organize delivery of medicines or relatives could skype their loved ones through it screen but cannot
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love but it is argued they could help dispenses the agonizing question is whether we want them to i think ethically it's undesirable. robots take the place of carers for the specific issues of being reassured you know being helped to death and so on i think very few people would say that we should staff our hospice with robots i mean at the end of life that's really where you want a completely human type of interaction in parts of the world robotic care assistance has already been viewed by people as socially acceptable. in japan a nation of technology lovers with an aging population is becoming common but will care is ever be replaced by machines it would surely to questions about how much we value our own humanity lawrence lee al jazeera london. on thursday we're going to
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have part five of the series on artificial intelligence a future with robots and ai is coming is going to affect all of us and lawrence lee is the man is exploring it in the final part of our series al-jazeera told so those seeking to reduce the fallout. now babies in brazil who have been affected by the zico virus will need a lifetime of care according to a new report they're now growing into toddlers but many of the families complain that despite the ongoing need little government help has been offered al-jazeera is john heilemann reports from the brazilian city of received. two years after the sikh epidemic brazil in the world has moved on but not just and elisei a still here. is one of almost three thousand babies who a boom with microcephaly an underdeveloped head and brain caused by the majority like police say were in the north east of the country you know when al jazeera
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first visited received thing in two thousand and six thing and i just said the government was yet to help for them let's was changed to match the i lease. you know the government assistance for a few families i know some of them in my case i've never received anything it's been more than two years and we haven't got a thing or even a lease is medicine is so expensive the family's income can't cover it they have to rely on donations from friends not to nurses have around the clock but her conditions getting worse by the scene amilcar so in the morning i don't have too much hope from the bottom of my heart is hard for a mother to say that but i can imagine alison ten years time in fifteen years time i don't dream about it that is why i like to make things happen today. as it is. elise a and others ecosoc to children receive receive free rehabilitation from
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a foundation partly funded by the government but it's overwhelmed one hundred fifty is stuck on the waiting list all the time getting deeper a mesh than the semi blindness and muscle stiffness that typifies the condition wife camilla ventura says they need more funds we try not to let people forget about seeka and because you know we still have all these children and we still have a burden and it's and it's involves the government but also a public health. issue that has to be addressed and never. forgotten the government says that it hasn't forgotten as well as engaging in a massive campaign through rather kick the mosquito which currency secret virus it since we're invested about fifty million dollars in rehabilitation centers like this one and next year it's promised eight million dollars for. the christmas party for children with very diseases we might not see again of the
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mothers who say they haven't seen the money they feel they're struggling alone enjoying small moments in the midst of a marginal bathroom for them and their children. home to see it or receive a resume. south korea says a deal with japan to settle a decades long comfort women dispute fails to meet the victims needs dozens of protesters gathered outside the foreign ministry to denounce the twenty fifteen agreement japan agreed to set up a nearly nine million dollars fund to help korean women who were forced to work in japanese military brothels in world war two but survivors say they want direct compensation as well in the any attempt to revise the deal would make ties on manageable. the arabs south korea's at actrix giant samsung is appealing against his conviction and sentence in a corruption case the chai young was sentenced to five years in jail for his part in a bribery scandal that also saw the impeachment of the country's former president park
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in hey prosecutors are arguing the young should serve a twelve year prison term the high court is expected to rule on his appeal next month also two thousand and seventeen draws to a close we've been looking back at some of the biggest stories of the year through the eyes of five families and our final report we focus on the crisis between north and south korea and its impact on the people that florence luis spoke to a man who's been separated from his father for nearly five decades. this is one of treasured possessions it's the only photo he has of him with his father he was two years old when he last saw his dad nearly fifty years ago it wasn't until he was nine that he found out the truth you know what. i asked my mother when he was coming home she told me he was on a business trip to the united states and will be home for christmas i believed her and waited and waited his father. had been traveling on
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a domestic flight in south korea but it was hijacked and flown to north korea the incident sparked an international outcry in north korea eventually returned most of those on board the flight that refused to allow eleven of us to leave including kwan's father. there was a time i hated my father so much because i was told by my family that he stood out too much during ideologist sessions in the north he would argue with the of dorry's and that's why he wasn't sent back to cuba. hong has spent much of his adult life campaigning for his father's release setting up a group to the south korean government and international community to pressure north korea to release the remaining crew and passengers. when there were tensions around the korean peninsula intensified my father's case was pushed aside going every there were any issues between the core yes and our story became the least
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priority for me though it's a tragedy my family has to carry look inward. and security concerns on the peninsula have deepened this year in september north korea tested a hydrogen bomb weapons experts also say north korean scientists appear to have made rapid progress with each missile test and could possibly combine nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities by next year. one realizes these developments will make a reunion more unlikely but he's certain his dad zillions for home. to try to defect in two thousand and thirteen i heard that the rest of the people in his group who made the same attempt were all executed the one then in march two thousand and sixteen i heard he was living in punk song but was told last december you know that those surveillance was too strong for anyone to approach him or talk on the television program but one is not giving up determined to be reunited with his
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father no matter what it takes florence lee al-jazeera saw an exhibition in new york as highlighting works by artists who are former and current inmates a quantum of bay the paintings offer a glimpse into life inside one of the world's most secretive prisons gabriel elizondo reports. it's an exhibit where the artists were also inmates in fact some still are all these works painted by eight inmates at guantanamo bay detention center half of them currently being held the other half subsequently released after years in detention and one day i got a call from a lawyer he said would you be interested in displaying my client had made a kuantan a band i said what do you mean this art from guantanamo bay and we went from there the theme of some of the paintings is dark not surprisingly for inmates who have spent years in prison and all were interrogated some tortured sharks in an ocean is the work of them
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a yemeni inmate who has been held without charge for the past fifteen years he signs all of his artwork with his prison number two for two piece work are fairly skilled there is darkness but it's the curator told me there is also some light i was surprised to see how calm and peaceful many of the paintings were i was expecting more more pain more anger but the detainees i interviewed told me we paint to distract ourselves from our conditions like a pair of hands clutching prison bars and flowers created by another yemeni inmate who has spent fifteen years in guantanamo some of the work sorry labrat like this would model ship made with cardboard and bottle caps as powerful as this art is to fully understand its impact is to know where it came from guantanamo bay prison was opened in the aftermath of the september eleventh attacks to hold terror suspects
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at its peak it housed six hundred eighty four inmates today the prison remains open holding forty one prisoners some without charge us president donald trump has talked about filling the empty cells again. it's only in the past few. do yours lawyers for the detainees have been permitted to take the inmates art from the prison there have been some complaints the exhibit glorifies terrorism the pentagon is said to be considering banning more work from public view the theme of the exhibit is ocean because many of the inmates say the ocean is a symbol of calmness freedom and escape each brushstroke a glimpse into the inmates innermost thoughts of the moment gabriel's on dough al-jazeera new york the indonesian volcano mount sinabung has erupted spewing ash more than four kilometers into the sky cinnabon is on the western sumatra island
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and is one of one hundred thirty active volcanoes and in tunisia there are no reports of casualties but authorities are advising people to stay alert and refrain from going within three to seven kilometers of the crater. now don says in columbus third largest city have celebrated christmas with that annual celso parade it's not a mess but the spirit of cali and the city's residents have come together to dulce through the night. getting reports on the rhythm and the wealth the capital. i think. it might have been born in new york to be a cuban where but america's most famous rhythm is truly at home in colombia spared city the self-titled capital where the dance is celebrated with a huge hurry then christmas day. this time under a heavy rain that's about a continuous flow that south suffer the most everything look at us totally drenched we love we are showing it once more today. we live and it's all idiosyncrasy
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fifteen hundred then cers parades through this i saw that there must rating cali's unique acrobatics my feet move an extreme pace to the frantic beat as dancers skip and turn. kelly both over one hundred south schools attracting an increasing number of foreign aficionado's she'll get a good look at what makes kelly special is its people's unique passion for dance salsa dance almost everywhere in the world but only here people with such little means do so much to get here dancers train all year to be chosen for the parade and dream of one day reaching the world's all such championship sixteen year old now. says that for many poor becoming a dancer is a way to make a living and change stereotypes i'm back and this is where we become more than kids from the ghettos we get associated with drug trafficking and prostitution but
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that's not who we are we dance for ourselves and for our image we work long hours stay out from the streets take care of our wellbeing all our free time all our effort is for dance this is sort of almost part of the kali fare for stevie celebrating its sixtieth anniversary it's the one time of the year when all killing us deeply divided between rich and poor come together to celebrate and then through the night. it's part of what will be a great way out for your report there will be talk. of the energetic never lets stop for the time. trying to keep a. world south second capital might sound like a bold claim but seeing used against you can't help but think it's true i listen to . you. now to a towering achievement in israel it's been a whole year and a hoff and breaks i should say in the making look at this
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a group of lego enthusiastic built a wild ride called thirty six meter high tower that's equivalent to a twelve story building and it's coming it's coming up in the sport very shortly and long range winning shot in the last seconds of the game and all the action from the n.b.a. in just a minute. as
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for now with santa. thank you very much mary i'm a full time african football of the turei has announced his intention to return to
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international football the man city matilda is one of the biggest stars in the history of african football he got one hundred caps for the ivory coast and in two thousand and fifteen he won the africa cup of nations before stepping away from international stage last year all the thirty four year old confirmed his decision on twitter saying i love my country and i'm available for national team selection i want to help the next generation and use my experience to make all ivorians proud. staying with the tories club manchester city if they can go fifteen points clear of the top of the e.p.l. later that if they can beat you kaslow manchester united to drop points on choose day it with a draw against burnley not only can city increase their overall lead to a but they also have the chance to win a rare called break in eighteenth league match in
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a row. but mr wheeler game sold since i was we were in a lot of games in that we were happy in our lives it's better when we win. it's simple like that. but it's not i'm thinking about i'm going to sleep thinking about it i'm going to break a record by munich time so nothing special is newcastle. and despite it being the festive season it hasn't stopped arsenal manager arsene venter taking a dig at his old rival shows a marine you know so much as a united boss who has complained that nobody can compete with the spending power of league leaders manchester city fans telling his old foe who spent over four hundred million dollars since taking over as united boss in two thousand and sixteen to just deal with it look i've been in that position for twenty one years so i would not start to complain now. team at least sometimes for will reach of when i was or three teams who were richer when i was so. learned to cope.
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and to deal with that i think. what is most important is about you deal with your own situation as well as you can and yes. man she's rich of an os yes she's rich of manasseh just man united's rich of an os but. don't still believe you have to find a way to be successful while to the fourth ashes test that were england's alastair cook and made his first ashes century in nearly seven years that came after australia were bowled out for three hundred twenty seven i mean england to have a deficit of one hundred thirty five runs a going into day three australia have already retained the ass's so with an unsaleable three male lead in the series. in the change in the celebrations when he got one hundred with huge and people jumping up and i think that's testament to the bloke he is a nice very calm character he's not someone who who. gets physically phased
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optically down look i mean he went through so much stuff with his captaincy i'm not sure a bit of stick about scoring runs is going to help him too much. oh the winter olympics just a few weeks away ice hockey teams are still trying to figure out their rosters of to the n.h.l. declined to release their players for the games canada is using the ninety first edition of the international ice hockey tournament to spend spend a couple to help decide their team chunk the two time defending champions opened the tournament with a victory against czech side at mountfield h.k. five three canada face a host of us next. well it was another drama filled night in the n.b.a. as the phoenix suns beat the memphis grizzlies with less than a second left in the game it take a look at this. martin shot up for the grizzlies a tie that is a game up ninety seven with zero point six seconds left in the game but we just
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point four seconds to go tyson chandler made this victory for phoenix ninety nine to ninety seven the final scold the suns have now won four of their last six games . australia's wild oats eleven has smashed the red cord to cross the line first in the sydney to hobart race while dos to finish what oates finished in a time one day eight hours forty eight minutes and fifty seconds beating closest challenger challenger al devi come on chip by sixteen minutes taken almost five hours of the record time is said by purged loyal last year while both however could face a protest by a committee after the pair now really avoided the collision shortly after the start of the race officials could give wild oats a penalty that could prevent them from clinching their ninth title. the whole. committee has got that apprentice the job that is superior to the really yeah the
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horsehair writes a lot of. that the most powerful country. that's half an hour back to marry him from a thanks very much for now as the headquarters of the roman catholic church the vatican attracts millions of visitors each year but perhaps not as colorful as these a circus troupe intruding to pota baz as a special show for pope francis is part of his weekly public appearance pontiff praised the performance saying circus r. is beautiful and brings people closer to god. that wraps up the news hour and that's all for me as well but my colleague sue turton will be with you with much more the day's news so stay with us.
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you are making very pointed remarks where on line the main u.s. response to drug use and the drug trade over the last fifty years has been to criminalize or if you join us on say no you will first just wakes up all over the morning and says i want to cover the world in darkness and this is a dialogue and that could be what leading to some of the confusion online about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the colobus conversation at this time on al-jazeera. training starts lightly but the pace picks up quickly as these grannies work out a long life time of frustration. at eighty five years old intombi sold what trains as hard as anyone and. i feel so good i feel fresh approach this side and this side like this and like that i really love there's
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a dose like things like soccer because brink these ladies are tough and they take their training very seriously who. go through more of the war interjected through more alive. just talking to talk about i'll talk about shooting people are not about to try to shoot themselves and they're all the countries of managed to solve this problem but you worry that this conflict could erupt into a right open war that's the sort of security issue where the people who paid the price clearly the right top been prejudiced setting the stage for a serious debate up front at this time on al-jazeera.
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