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some of the group local prosecutors are now investigating mattio salvini for abuse of office kidnap and illegal arrest. peru has imposed new entry restrictions to try to limit the flow of migrants from venezuela the peruvian government says asylum seekers must now carry passports previously they could enter the country using just a venezuelan national id card but in a sign says reports with the peruvian city of tom bers on the northern border with ecuador. hoping to escape the economic hardship gripping the country desperate venice will answer pouring into beatles world with it whether by bus by car or by foot before saturday's deadline meant to tighten in tree requirements. fifteen year old joined the biddies traveled more than four thousand kilometers with some members of his family he says he never imagined leaving venice when we did that work at the my lab we were at the best time of our lives with friends school family but we had to leave to find
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a better life in venezuela we were hungry separated from their families with a risky future ahead cinelli for the biggest venture down the road with friends leaving her career behind but i am again watching here it's sad i graduated with a bachelor's degree now i can't begin my career in law we all gave up our future and venezuela we don't have a chance exhausted ill or even penniless men even as well and have had to rely on handouts to eat most of the people arriving here at the border between a weather and b two for young adults who has been a mecca for these refugees for the past two years more than four hundred thousand venice winds are already living here open border policy allows them to work legally but now they will only be allowed in treaty with passports they did nations office for refugee says it hopes this policy stops this is very important for you in wiltshire possibility of access to power asking for asylum. so really very
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much hope that. the government select people enter. most presidents when and don't have passports they're expensive and it takes many months and bribing to get them in venezuela but there are forty say they've imposed restrictions to prevent the lincolns from entering the country but at this point of crossing where trade between the two is intense there are no controls. minnes winds may still looking to play to illegal however thirty three year old bill mcdonough says they want to have a chance to whom i could have but it's not an advantage to have dignity we must work that's why we are migrating to another country not to receive handouts but because we like to work but when authorities say they will be flexible with children the elderly and pregnant women who don't have passports and he was last protect those who apply for asylum there were least likely you know according to our refugee laws whether they have the documents or not if
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a person asks for asylum we have to process the request and allow them into the country the foreign ministry receives thirteen thousand requests each month and that number may grew as the exodus of the nist rylance continue many desperate to find a better life for their children and the innocent just i'll just get the speed of. august set out it was a spokeswoman for the united nations high commissioner for refugees she says most latin american countries have so far provided much needed assistance to venezuelan migrants. countries in that in america have actually been a store that they have a granting refugee status the having put into place or they're. allowing this williams stay regularly in the country they can access health they can access it cation they can access work these give the nation abstinence for certain but we need to keep in mind at these. events
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a minority and it doesn't reflect the sort that has been shall not only by the countries but also by the communities like for instance into investing that were there with that will and that in some small towns in the good on the border with and so i would see him with a sequel i guess what but williams organised their houses to welcome these minutes well as that right so is the and as i would say the support fully rational it's very important to allow the country to continue providing a service that i think meant that the venezuelans of course they came for my thoughts that bring to results that's been been left in the us but for us my viewers for traffickers and for our lives that we are in the board that it. still had an al-jazeera zimbabwe's main opposition leader rejects a courtroom in which confirms amisom man of god was election when. already shot at our iraqis in class or add contaminated water to their was.
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by the springtime flame i suppose a militant link. to the first snowfall on a winter's day. hello more hot sunshine across the middle east no great changes in our weather no great surprises in the weather here as well o.c. clear skies in those clear skies line temperatures still to get up into the forty's for baghdad for kuwait city quite as hot as we pushed a little further east into afghanistan kabul at about thirty one celsius let's push further west far to drive around that eastern side of the med thirty degrees there for beirut until on shore breeze just coming in from the med in this looking warm dry and sunny some glorious conditions here the heat continues there into a good part of iraq into iran down across q eight sam pushing down here into cotta temps here around forty one celsius the still quite
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a stiff north westerly wind coming in the breeze still filtering some dry air in so not see much in the way of humidity can to concern ourselves with the eastern parts of amman on the other have could see a little more in the way of humid weather sliding in muscat around forty two degrees celsius and a bit of cloud searing to the far south or south africa it's on the cold side there for cape town temperatures just twelve degrees celsius bits and pieces of cloud of rain they will make their way further east was brightens up warms up a touch for monday elsewhere still too bad warm and sunny. the weather sponsored by cats are always. a new year a new car and many new developments from this chinese villages fledgling democracy the village committee has retrieved people's land but approval is fleeting frustration grips the villages and as the saga began over a year before result is a. police call. pot for
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a six month seems filmed over five years to catch china's democracy experiment on al-jazeera. you're watching all jazeera reminder of our top stories this hour on the first day of his visit to waterloo and pope francis has vowed to end the sexual abuse of children by the catholic church the pope's held a private meeting with eight irish victims who've been abused by members of the clergy some of them have been forced into adoption as children after they were born to single mothers they've said the pope has apologized on behalf of the church. u.s. senator john mccain has died at the age of eighty one in spite of his death came
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less than forty eight hours after his family said it was ending medical efforts to treat his brain cancer john mccain was the two thousand and eight republican party presidential nominee and a distinguished military veterans. peru has imposed new entry restrictions in an effort to limit the flow of migrants from venezuela over the past week thousands have been trying to reach peru before the new rules come into force previously venezuelans could enter peru using just a national id card now they have to have passports. half of the two million people living in gaza are under seventeen some of them have already lived through three wars in two thousand and eight two thousand and twelve and two thousand and fourteen and the scars remain andrew symonds has visited a young girl still living with the trauma of a head injury she sustained in twenty fourteen. look into her eyes and you would never guess what this child has been through. namable food is six yet she suffered
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both pain and anguish for most of her short life. she's aged two here in the twenty fourteen gaza war she sustained what was described as life changing head injuries intricate surgery in turkey and three months of recuperation there saved her life. it was an israeli air attack that very nearly killed nama. not this one. nor this. these are recent strikes a whole night of bombardment with outgoing hamas rockets and continued attacks from israel claiming it struck more than one hundred fifty star gets before what's meant to be a truce. the sound alone was enough to make namma relive the war and. than any other when she hears the sound of what planes she gets very scared at
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and says i want to go back to turkey there's no warplanes in turkey dead we were able to sleep and have our running vawter when we mentioned the word war she started screaming and heights. that i can visit when i had do you want to go. over and over nemesis turkey i want to go there and whispers they hit me here now as mother is distraught she says she often cries for her daughter she and her husband won't let her play like the boisterous children know that doorstep. and even though she wants to go to school her parents were letter. her father says he feels helpless because he can't support his family on a good month he might earn a hundred dollars on a market stall in the street but it barely covers his rent his landlord has an eviction order place the family live in a neighborhood where poverty is the norm worse than that they're inside the rules
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of gaza effectively it's like a prison what is life like in gaza well that's not really an accurate term more of an existence and this existence phenomena is one of many short sad stories different and don't tell the suffering is much the same. nama has to depend on the love of a family and hope that one day some sense may prevail instead of a resumption of the war that still rages inside this little girl's head andrew symonds al-jazeera gaza city. zimbabwe's main opposition leader has rejected a court decision which up holds the results of july's presidential election doesn't shimmies a says the vote was rigged by the ruling zanu p.f. party zimbabwe's current president and most and god one has been named the winner with just over fifty percent of the ballot as an alteration is not expected to happen on sunday. president is dispute it.
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i. think that i am supposed to believe the people of the about the changes and. where it is is another thing it cannot be denied. and it is going to come sooner than we think we need to go to the fundamental issues. dealing with the issue of the disputed. so that we were able to before some people in zimbabwe are questioning whether man and god what can sufficiently reform the country not least because he is a controversial history as a close ally of longtime leader robert mugabe at least twenty thousand people were killed by the army when emerson agogo was state security minister in the one nine hundred eighty s. malcolm webb has spoken to some of the survivors who are still seeking justice it was right here that henry cabot says soldiers abducted him and tied him up he was in one thousand nine hundred three zimbabwe's government said it was fighting
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a rebellion here in a matter belly land region henry says even though he was nothing to do with it he was taken to a concentration camp and tortured for three weeks he saw prisoners died daily from their injuries their bodies burned in a pit. been to thirty five years on is still hard to tell the story. he says he narrowly survived when soldiers try to execute him in a forest and left him for dead the pilot. when robert mugabe sent the army to matabele land in the one nine hundred eighty s. investigators say at least twenty thousand people were killed many in the region say the massacres were to suppress the support base of his political rival at the time survivors say there's been no justice and mugabi was finally forced from power by the army nine months ago led to elections that took place in july and some
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people wondered if zimbabwe's presidential election might bring change the opposition say it was rigged the electoral commission denies it's the only p.s. party's presidential candidate incumbent presidents and. was announced the winner he was once the right hand man of former leader. at the time of the massacres he was state security minister the first major investigation into the killings was written by human rights lawyer david coltart. he says the involvement of men and some of his ministers means things were changed i think it's unlikely that they would ever want a complete truth telling because the entire story of their involvement will unravel from their perspective. and that would be very damaging politically to them so we don't expect justice under them it's a good deed and a commission to matter baby lamb to investigate shortly after taking office in
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november was this is the reaction it got protesters blocked proceedings the government says it will deliver justice the commission is independent it's doesn't doesn't work under the direction of anybody it will do what it feels is right we expect nothing but for accountability and for and taking off what happens if the exceptional situation henry and the other survivors still waiting he says he just wants an apology from the people who ordered the atrocities and compensation he doesn't know if he'll ever get it malcolm webb al-jazeera harare zimbabwe at least sixteen people have been killed and twenty seven others have been injured after a tourist bus crashed on a highway garia police say the vehicle overturned and fell down an incline the passengers were on a weekend trip to resorts in the capital sofia the government's declared monday a national day of mourning. but to be more protests in the iraqi city of basra
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after hundreds of people fell ill from drinking contaminated water the government already under pressure over poor services is trying to work out what went wrong on the binge of aid reports. people in basra have been uploading videos of what comes out of the water tanks contaminated water which appears to be unusable and unsafe some have conducted particle tests on their own and see the water being provided is not fit for drinking hundreds of people have been treated in hospitals in the last few days but stomach related complaints aches and diarrhea. there are many poisoning cases my own family members have been affected and when i took them to hospital i was surprised to see so many other poisoning cases because of water. oil rich buzzer is iraq's second city with a population of more than two and a half million people for years its facilities and water treatment plants have been neglected using various tests iraq's government has identified deteriorating water quality along the tigris euphrates and the shuttle rob people blame politicians for
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making matters worse since to attend to those corrupt politicians cannot even help the fish in this water to survive things that be able to help our country. even animals in europe enjoy some dignity compared to us here in iraq air and water are necessary for life but now there is no water and. the anger has again reached the streets dozens of people have been protesting against the lack of solutions from the government civil society activists and lawyers have filed cases against the governor of the head of the municipal council and the directors of water and health authorities. the people buster are demanding the provision of uncontaminated drinking water as well as health services and good education these are constitutional rights the constitution is merely in qana paper and has not been properly applied to serve the citizens at all. iraq's ministry of environment calls
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water contamination a very dangerous situation and it's in addition to the lack of water in the province in a statement it said the hell directorate staff and technical teams are working around the clock under the directions by health and environmental ministries to figure out immediate and long term solutions for the issues of pollution and. since last month there have been widespread protests in the province people have been demanding jobs and better public services including water and electricity prime minister hydrilla bodies government has faced strong criticism for not addressing the basic demand of people here. and as more people fall sick because of a lack of clean drinking water that anger is likely to continue a summer job there. this is all just human these are the top stories pope francis has admitted feeling shame about the catholic church's failure to prevent sexual abuse by members of the
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clergy in ireland has referred to abuse as repugnant he's trying to reinvigorate catholicism in a country which has seen scandals involving the church over many decades. i cannot fail to acknowledge the great scandal caused in ireland by the abuse of young people by members of the church charge of the responsibility for that machete education the failure of ecclesiastical authorities to adequately address these repugnant crimes has rightly given rise to outrage i myself said the sentiments u.s. senator john mccain has died at the age of eighty one the announcement of his death came fewer than forty eight hours after his family said mccain was ending medical efforts to treat his brain cancer john mccain was the two thousand and eight republican party presidential nominee and a distinguished military veteran peru has imposed new entry restrictions in an effort to limit the flow of migrants from venezuela and does not carry passports previously venezuelans could enter peru using just
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a national id card hundred fifty my brits are being allowed to leave an italian coast guard ship after being held in a port in sicily for days italy's interior minister had been refusing to let the refugees disembark since monday is demanded other you states take in some of the group local prosecutors are now investigating massive salvini for abuse of office kidnap and illegal arrest four of afghanistan's top ministers have resigned from president bush afghanis government include the ministers of defense interior the president's national security adviser and the head of the national directorate of security resignations followed tuesday's rocket attacks on the presidential palace and taliban attacks in villages near the city or crossly. zimbabwe's main opposition leader has rejected a court decision which up holds the results of july's presidential election wasn't shimmies a house challenge the outcome he says the vote was rigged by the ruling zano p.f. party zimbabwe's current president i was a little gaga has been named the winner with just over fifty percent of the vote
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those are the headlines the news continues here on off to work on china's democracy experiment by phone. we understand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring you the news and current affairs that matter to you al-jazeera. tens of thousands of demonstrations erupt across china each shia driven by anger over corruption and the illegal sale of communal land most protests fail to make an impact but in two thousand and eleven one village defied the odds. i think to meet. i am constantly just rose up demanding the return of their land calling for
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their leaders to step down after decades of corruption. and made a crackdown activist shoots him for died in police custody. but if you can achieve the unthinkable the right to choose their own do you don't see. yeah. although i've. yet to go. out on the. theory
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thought of it i. don't think so i mean you. would. see the would not be. optimism has faded. blue counties elected leaders under. tension has cracked down. the targets the activists who fought for democracy. five of a six part series filmed as a five year. china's democracy experiment on al-jazeera.
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still. roots this thing is a problem. to see. what i feel that. this is. especially for. this kind of all the right. questions and. expression. all beings are it's like students teachers activists filmmakers writers base all of them but it's limited that's one of the arrested and people are on the streets protesting against our doorstep saw image as a way i'd like to attempts to contribute something it's. where they're on line this
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isn't some abstract issue we need to be attention to their stops or if you join us on sect rather than stopping terrorism is creating it they say is a dialogue and just the community is wanting to add to this conversation we need a president who's willing to be and healing for a short while everyone has a voice and part of civil society i need to tell you i never get listened to by those in the corridors about joining the global conversation. on how to zero. pope francis meet survivors of abuse and offers an apology from the catholic church . i'm about as in this is all to see a live from doha also coming up former u.s.
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presidential candidate john mccain as docked we'll look at his life and his legacy . the restrictions in peru could keep thousands of fanous whalen's from fleeing the crisis in their country and. i'm sure thomas involved a lot carola that this month's devastating floods i'll be looking at whether the states all important tourism industry can bounce back. pope francis has called sexual abuse of children by members of the catholic church repugnant on the first day of his visit and the pope's held a private meeting with eight irish survivors of clerical abuse some of them have been forced into adoption as children after being born to single mothers they say the pope has apologized on behalf of the church. the take that really shocked us all was when he was talking to survivors of. corruption in the
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south he literally referred to these people as kaka his translator again was kind of shocked and asked the pope to clarify the pope literally that somehow just as outside kaka they are filled to the top of pope francis's visit to ireland is the first by a pontiff an almost four decades he's trying to reinvigorate the religion in the country until nine hundred ninety s. it was a bastion of catholicism decades of scandals have hugely damaged the perception of the church these barker reports from dublin. the pope's visit to ireland at this moment of crisis in the catholic church was always going to set the global agenda on how the vatican tackles its legacy of child sex abuse and pope francis didn't waste any time. number so because we're going to share. i cannot fail to acknowledge the great scandal caused in ireland by the abuse of young people by members of the church charge of the responsibility for that metatron
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education the failure of ecclesiastical authorities to adequately address these repugnant crimes has rightly given rise to outrage i myself share the sentiments. prime minister has been at the helm of social reforms in the country including the recent popular vote to legalize abortion long prohibited by the catholic church he said it was time to build a new relationship between church and state people kept in dark corners behind closed doors cries for help that went on heard. and these wounds are still open and there is much to be done to bring about justice and truth and healing for the victims and survivors. holy father we ask that you use your office and influence to ensure that this is done here in ireland and also around the world. in this saga of widespread abuse of children by members of the catholic church protests were inevitable. these people looking for action not words from the
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vatican i do get the feeling though dobbs. cross will not be returned within the catholic population from simply walk of process say to the common population he needs to meet me actions are going to be pretty serious one whose actions are going to be. alone in silent prayer the leader of one point two billion catholics later in the day away from the cameras he met eight i were survivors of religious an institutional abuse for ninety minutes likely the most emotional moment of his thirty six hour visit for all involved pope francis has gone further than any pope in acknowledging the church's wrongs but as new allegations of abuse continue to surface the biggest challenge to the church in ireland is the church itself. pope francis is an island and arguably one of the darkest moments in the
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church's modern history become pope francis universally respected as a true reformer reinvigorate face and what the catholic church stands for. thousands of the faithful croke park stadium to hear pope francis speak his visit is a moment of joy for many believe is an island a country where more than seventy percent of the population identify as catholic but as the country embraces secular values irish society regardless of faith wants to hold the church to account for pos wrongs neve baka al jazeera dublin. u.s. senator john mccain has died it was eighty one the announcement of his death came fewer than forty eight hours after his family said he was ending medical efforts to treat brain counsel john mccain was the two thousand and eight republican party presidential nominee and a distinguished military veteran mike hanna takes a look back at his life thank you from prison off war to presidential candidate in
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two thousand and eight john mccain mounted a challenge against barack obama but lost in a landslide my friends we have we have come to the end of a long journey the american people have spoken and they have spoken clearly he returned to the senate where he served as a senator for arizona more than thirty years at war hero posts in the trump election a man with whom mccain had a prickly relationship in the past which did not improve senator mccain emerged as the conscience of the republican party in pushing back against several actions of a president who was the party's new voice on the trump travel ban i think the effect will probably be in some areas give isis some more propaganda we don't want to shake news on threats against the media when you look at history the first thing the dictators do is shut down the press and i'm not saying that
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that's that that president trump is trying to be a dictator i'm just saying we need to learn the lessons of history. on the likely reaction of pasta leaders to claims off alternative facts they would be alarmed by the growing inability and even an willingness to separate truth from lives senator mccain served in the vietnam war is a shutdown over her noyo he broke his leg and arms suffered torture and spent more than five years as a prisoner of war before returning to the u.s. as a war hero a description he humorously undercut during this visit to the libyan city of benghazi in two thousand and eleven they also served in the united states navy for many years he was a pilot. but not a very good pilot i was shut down diagnosed with cancer and recovering from head surgery john mccain received a standing ovation when he returned to the hill for
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a crucial senate vote in the motion is agreed to. he followed the republican line in voting to open a debate on repealing the affordable care act i didn't his speech was deeply critical of a senate that he described as more partisan and more tribal than ever before it's trust each other let's return to regular order we've been spinning our wheels on too many important issues because we keep trying to find a way to win without help from across the aisle and a few days later in the early hours of the morning john mccain put principle before party. defying immense republican pressure to support a bill is repealing barack obama's health legislation he's back. and in that moment he rose above the senate mired in endless squabble offering the hope that governance by consensus rather than by command could still be possible thirty five right at times john mccain could be wrong but on the strong magic night he
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demonstrated truth to himself and to the country he devoted his life to serving. there's a professor at the australian defense academy university of sydney new south wales is a specialist in the vietnam war he's joining us live by skype from canberra and the story i thank you very much indeed for your time john mccain's experiences in vietnam clearly defined many of the decisions that he took in the following years i want to talk to you about the role that he played in the mid one nine hundred ninety s. and the normalization of relations between the u.s. and vietnam given the treatment that he had in vietnam was it significant to the vietnamese that he played a role in that normalization process yes it was. more ended nine hundred seventy three january to a peace agreement than on the canvas or me three months later that took twenty two years after that date of the station to occur so he served out his military career
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he entered congress. in the house in the senate and he always had a feeling about vietnam that the u.s. should support it moving out and joining the rest of the region he said he was only anger with his captors because of the way they treated others bore them no will but the important thing in july nine hundred ninety five when president bill clinton announced the normalization of relations senator mccain was standing next to him that he was a bipartisan supporter of the normalization of relations which for twenty odd years had been. a conspiracy on the rock bite that vietnam had retained prisoners of war that it did not return to the united states and was holding out on that and senator mccain joined other veterans chuck hagel a later secretary of defense john kerry the senator secretary of state pete
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peterson who even served longer is a prison within the first the bastard of that core group of vietnam veterans say the very influential role in the normalizing relations and the use of get the means expression in english to let bygones be bygones get beyond the war for them they did the normalization process resulting for vietnam. well first by normalizing relations and had to work very hard to establish economic relations and today it's got a massive over thirty billion surplus with the united states in that it's the sixth largest country with a trade surplus with the us under the truck instruction but it met the bilateral relations and finally getting united states to remove restrictions on trade relationship so the united states is one of the last countries to approve bombs membership in the world trade organization so that's very important senator mccain
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is a strong supporter of education ties and although not directly has an initiative with the spin off from the establishment of a fulbright going to various city today and getting on in the course because of his role with the armed services committee he always stood for office or exchanges port visits depends relationships in general but finally he stood for tolerance democracy human all religious freedom and he spoke out on the spot to have a balanced approach to vietnam that wasn't strained by the baggage of rank or because of the vietnam war but a positive one are working with vietnam and particularly as we move into the current period supporting got mounds claims in the south china sea and opposing the precious in china one of the ways that vietnam recognized john mccain's efforts and that process well he visited on numerous times and there was a an early wander around two thousand these in vietnam and he.

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