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the european union launches a new budget blueprint offsetting some plus a look at gold smuggling in south sudan. counting the cost on al-jazeera. al-jazeera. and for you. getting to the heart of the matter if well stuff i can see the turkish cypriot leader calls you today and says let's have talks would you accept facing realities what do you think reunification would look like there are two people think the peace for unification is the only option for prosperity of south korea hear their story on talk to al-jazeera.
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u.s. and chinese officials meet for a final day of talks to prevent a looming trade will. follow him down in jordan this is al jazeera lawyer from doha also coming up thousands are told to leave their homes after one of the world's most active volcanoes erupts in a wide plus. some information i am aware of and some i'm not one caught off guard top white house officials struggle to defend president trump differing versions of the scandal involving a former porn star. and a major victory the man is in south africa who contracted fatal lung diseases on the. crucial talks between the u.s. . and china are into the final day trying to resolve differences that push them
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close to a trade war the two sides have been meeting in beijing but analysts say a significant breakthrough remains unlikely china in the us are two of the world's biggest economies and both the proposed high tariffs on each other's goods well there are plenty of other issues the two countries differ on the u.s. as long accused china flooding the global market with metals at low prices market access is also a problem the u.s. says american companies can't compete with the chinese on a level playing field it's also difficult for u.s. businesses to trade in china and then there's the trade deficit the gap hit three hundred thirty seven billion dollars last year which is more than half of the total u.s. shortfall in goods and services donald trump wants china to reduce that by one hundred billion dollars let's go live now to our china correspondent adrian brown in beijing age and both sides have been downplaying expectations of a breakthrough at the talks expected to end in a few hours time so what's your assessment of how things are going.
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well i guess the fact they're still talking could possibly be seen as good news these talks mean that we're perhaps a step further away from there being a trade war happening any time soon but let's look at the composition of the people in that room there really is a mixed bag of experience on the u.s. side we have people like a peter navarro he is a white house trade an economic advisor who cited some pretty blunt things to say about china he's written several books that criticize chinese trade practices but then we also have people like robert lite hisor who's the u.s. trade representative who's an advocate of free trade on the chinese side we have lou her who is a vice premier very close to president xi jinping and then of course we have the issues on the table it's not just tariffs i think that is the real sort of area of contention here at the moment i think it's chinese trade practices generally the
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united states is worried about chinese industrial policy in the years ahead particularly xi jinping made in china twenty twenty five because this involves billions of dollars going to state owned companies in new technology areas and the u.s. is worried that really china is beginning to dominate this sector globally and we've seen a bit of pushback actually from the united states in the last few weeks for instance the u.s. department of defense of now been ordered by the government not to purchase chinese made mobile phones the use of phones made by way their d.n.a. which are both companies that received substantial subsidies from the chinese government so yes these talks are continuing but i guess the longer they go on the more the possibility that perhaps they could stray into saturday or even the the weekend and i john there are reports that president xi and his vice president will meet the u.s. side is that likely if there is no agreement. i
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don't think president xi jinping and his vice president one xi showing will want to meet the u.s. trade delegation if there's no good news president xi jinping tends to meet foreign leaders foreign dignitaries when there is good news and in fact on friday darren president xi jinping has had something else on his mind namely karl marx whose two hundredth birthday falls on may the fifth on saturday he was addressing a large gathering of communist party officials in the great hall of the people extolling the virtues of marxism and also saying basically that the communist party leadership the membership as well need to remember their communist party roots as she jingping strives for the great rejuvenation of the chinese nation and part of that rejuvenation of course is standing up to foreign powers over trade adrian brown there in beijing adrian thank you. ten thousand people in hawaii have been
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ordered to evacuate their homes after the killer way a volcano erupted steam and love are threatening at least one residential neighborhood the volcano erupted after a series of earthquakes the national guard has also been deployed well can a through bit as a professor vulcanology at the university of hawaii he says killer is one of the best monitored volcanoes in the world and the evacuation should go smoothly. kill always been erupting continuously since one thousand nine hundred three for the last decade in two other locations and started a couple of days ago a series of events unfolded after which there was a migration of earthquakes into this residential part of the volcano it's what we call down river it's. about fifteen kilometers away from where it had been active in for roughly two and a half days or has been a high frequency of earthquakes and the residents in the area have been reporting things like ground cracks in the roads so this part of the island is not high risk
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zone it's very sparsely populated it's. urban to rural i would say many of the homes out there are not fully connected to water systems and the electrical grid for instance and so there's a protocol for people who live in high risk zones in hawaii our risks and our risk from volcanoes also we have tsunami inundation zones along our coast so people who live in those areas become prepared ahead of time bout what the evacuation plans and where the shelters will be set up where they should go they oftentimes have boxes or. sensual stuff that they want to sit with them ready to go and it's fairly well coordinated now the u.s. president has changed his story about hush money paid to a former porn star stormy daniels says she had an affair with him a decade ago donald trump denies this what trump now admits reimbursing his lawyer
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for the payment made to donald but says it was not part of the campaign fund white house correspondent can be held at reports. as shifting story for us president donald trump appearing at the white house rose garden ironically on the national day of prayer trump spoke about the importance of faith but nothing. about a lie he told reporters a month ago aboard air force one you're very. stormy daniels is an adult film star who alleges she had an affair with trump a two thousand and six trump's lawyer michael cohen paid her one hundred thirty thousand dollars during the presidential election campaign to keep quiet and for the first time a member of the president's legal team rudy giuliani admitted the president knew about that payment from the through over the president repaid back to put the president in legal jeopardy because the campaign never disclosed the payment add it
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exceeds the twenty five thousand dollars legal limit for contributions that money was not campaign money sorry i'm giving you a fact now that you don't know it's not campaign money but melanie sloan a former federal prosecutor says that legal argument is flawed if they made the payment to stormy daniels with the intent that it influenced the campaign it can be an in kind contribution which also can be a felony given the amount on thursday trump defended the move on twitter saying payments like the one to daniels are very common among celebrities and people of wealth the white house press secretary defended the president's shifting story of the night she'd ever lied to reporters instead suggesting the president had also left her in the dark those first awareness i had was during the interview last night and i'm giving the best information i have some information i am aware of and some when i can answer i will but beyond that i really don't have anything to the
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latest scandal follows a shakeup and doll trumps legal team two lawyers have left in the past two months just as there are more questions about another controversy whether or not trump's presidential campaign colluded with russia kimberly help at al-jazeera at the white house well matthew mccovey yak is a republican consultant he says trump is convinced the media are biased against him . in terms of press conferences in terms of of interviews with media organizations trump is is far behind his predecessors done very few interviews anywhere outside of fox news i do stand very very few press conferences that said they are briefing every day that you answer questions they asked answer questions at events he answers questions with foreign leaders usually to two for each side every time you as a foreign leader with him at the white house so they are somewhat accessible it's not
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quite as accessible as predecessors then but i also would add though that this administration has been attacked more consistently by the press corps probably than any president since nixon the relationship between the white house and the press corps is as bad as i can remember it in my almost forty years of being alive i mean it really is a war every day and i remember back when steve bands in the white house used to call the media the opposition party and i think for a lot of republicans they see the press corps as trying to impeach truck every single minute of every single day and i think that's part of the reason why trump lashes out at the press corps the french president to manual microphones visiting the pacific island of new caledonia where he's been greeted by thousands with pro frons ronnie's micros first trip to the french territory comes ahead of an independence vote in the van but the majority of the island's indigenous counted ethnic group support a full breakaway from france and to tell us more now from noumea. there about so
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you thousand people taking part in this profile rons march these are people who come november will vote for the new caledonia through a main parts of france the holding it now of course because president mccrone is in the territory and i want to make that very clear to him officially the president is neutral in this upcoming referendum he says what he wants is the whole process to be seen as bad as the distant because that's years ago when there was another referendum on independence here that was not like takes the. we wanted independence did not see it as legitimate and they boycotted the process of all process brought down there was violence more than seventy people were killed nobody wants that to happen this time around this referendum has geopolitical consequences as well china is increasing its rates in the pacific having a french territory right in the middle of it with a big french military presence as well as in macros eyes and other leaders are these important part for the geo political balance time for
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a short break here al-jazeera when we come back the campaign to free an al-jazeera journalist from jail we'll look at egypt's crackdown on the media. now the former c.e.o. of volkswagen could avoid prosecution in the u.s. over the days limitations can stay with us. from cool brisk knows in few weeks. to the woman trying to move to this of southeast asia. hallard has been record breaking me hot in many countries of eastern and indeed northern europe some of that heat is being squished out of the way because this line of cloud here is a cold front and is doing what it says it's cooling things down but not hugely the circulation there in the western med is maybe the more obvious feature that sitting in a more typical regime attention is the spring so middle teens to low twenty's twenty one image is about right might seem a little cool when you compare it with the twenty nine in bucharest and that's what
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we sort of also yesterday twenty two says a cooling trend here you see the orange now all know whole there's not much on that frontal system want to showers maybe most of the energy is in the showers here so from really greece through slovenia and switzerland particularly it's really you know we haven't we showers it will cool down overnight the circulation continues the showers continue is much the same place actually the winds going to be quite strong off the air coast you can see from that point of view and we're down to nineteen in warsaw but we're in the sunshine is still thirty here so the heat is still there for north africa this is the area where you know what to expect these wind rain not particularly warm to the east this streak of cloud hides the differential it's hot in us one not quite so in kyra. the weather sponsored by. going green bacteria in a. gas escaping from. this is really.
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in the for what happened. and. how counter the effects of climate change. on the fly and on the back of my meditations and the i just have to contend so. welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories here on the high level u.s. delegation is in china trying to resolve a dispute that's pushed the two countries close to a trade war the meetings are being held in beijing but analysts say a breakthrough is unlikely china in the u.s.
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a proposed having tires on each other's goods. ten thousand people in hawaii have been ordered to evacuate their homes after the killer whale volcano erupted. threatening at least one residential neighborhood a series of earthquakes likely triggered the. u.s. president has changed his story about money paid to a former porn star stormy daniels says she had an affair with trump a decade ago he now admits reimbursing his lawyer for payment made to don he said that he didn't know anything about the money. now ruling party is hoping to unite the different factions that split after the civil war began five years ago it's holding a three day convention to implement a ten to fifteen agreement signed in tanzania a bit more but as more from the capital. in a meeting that is the fourth. party's coming together. to reunite the party which fractured after civil war began. resulting in leaving
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the party and creating their own. dash p.l.m. . that holds this country together if we allow them to form tough. he story will never forgive us our unity. family remains my priority the ruling sudan people's liberation movement. was founded as the political wing of the sudan people's liberation army which fought in the rebellion against the sudanese government in one thousand nine hundred three it represented the south in an agreement signed in two thousand and five which paved the way for the country's independence six years later but a power struggle within the party as leading figures expressed a desire to lead it and the nation led to a civil war which has cost tens of thousands of lives and displaced a third of the country's twelve million strong population the war also left more
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than have the population in need of aid to survive other political parties say because the ruling party started a war they should come together to end it the era of two thousand and thirteen that led to the conflict that has cost lives of people. is their responsibility to fix it and it should be today make sure that the people. responsibility to respect the rules and regulations of the party and how to go for the people don't struggle for power but really find the party won't be so easy in ten to fifteen it signed an agreement with the s.p.l. i'm in opposition on the former vice president riek machar and a group of former s.p.l. and detainees they were accused of being involved in plotting a government overthrow but there is now a division within both the opposition and the former detainees and not all sides are i'm bored with the idea of really thick ation any more the leaders of the ruling sudan people's liberation movement hope that by reuniting the fates of five
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year old party it would resolve a lot of issues the country is facing but with some of the main defectors failing to attend the reification conference it raises questions as to what this meeting can achieve. some analysts say one of the biggest challenges to unification is the concept itself the fundamental problem is what does the unification means and because it was supposed to be linked to reforms second we supposed to be part of it they made i. have much i was not part of it the f.b.i. began as a movement involved in armed struggle against a sudanese government thirty five years on now the struggle is amongst its leaders while those they rule continue to suffer the consequences he will morgan al-jazeera . this year's nobel prize for literature has been perspire on accusations of sexual harassment board members of left the swedish academy responsible for the award following allegations involving the husband of an academy member last on the awards
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was postponed it was during the second world. u.k. authorities say they'll continue to investigate the data firm at the center of facebook's privacy scandal even though it shutting down the chair of the u.k. parliamentary committee says action could still be taken against directors of cambridge analytical journal reports from london. cambridge analytical is the political consultancy at the heart of a massive facebook data breach there are claims that the personal data of millions of people contributed to micro-targeting models using online ads to influence voters in the u.s. presidential election and the bricks of referendum in the u.k. the news that the company has closed its doors and is filing for bankruptcy may frustrate efforts to get to the bottom of what went on a british parliamentary inquiry has heard evidence from a company whistleblowers describing how the data of eighty seven million facebook users was harvested vajra third party app and passed on to cambridge analytical in
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an undercover investigation the company's former c.e.o. alexander nix all but took credit for donald trump's election victory. as the scandal went all the way to the u.s. congress where facebook founder mark zuckerberg apologized for what he's called a breach of trust between facebook's and its users and said more should be done to protect people's privacy online rocked the offices there of cambridge analytic in london suddenly empty as are their offices in new york just a week ago a company spokesman gave a press conference here defending the reputation of cambridge analytic and its multiple clients against what he described as unfounded allegations well now we're told in a statement that the seed of media coverage has driven those clients away the business therefore no longer viable but there are also reports of a brand new company with several familiar figures among its directors could this be cambridge analytic or in all but name. the new company form with the mercer sisters
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one of them is behind cambridge analytics and xander nix we learned the same person involved in cambridge analytical set up the day after a couple of days after the scandal broke a member state data could be just downloaded all the modeling it's meant more important than just the data for example the eighty seven million cry. files taken from facebook which they psychologically profiled lot of the american voters is the modeling of that data and you can take that you can move to on just one thumb drive and even the demise of cambridge analytic it does little to dim the lights shown by the scandal on the widespread use of our personal data for commercial and political purposes data is often described as the new oil the most precious asset in the modern economy and it is ours as social media uses to either god more closely or simply give away jonah hill al jazeera london the al jazeera journalist mahmoud hussein has now been in an egyptian jail for five hundred days he was detained
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without charge by authorities and twenty sixteen during a holiday to cairo egyptian national as one of many journalists have been horace or threatened with arrest in recent years a solid binge of aid reports. five hundred days locked up and counting map and hussein and al jazeera deny provoking sedition incitement against egypt and spreading false news the un condemned his arbitrary detention saying was stopped questioned and detained in december twenty sixth seen after travelling to cairo for a holiday since then he's been in solitary confinement and has yet to be charged the office of the un high commissioner for human rights says indefinite pretrial detention is the egyptian government's tactic to restrain anyone who dares to act independently the un human rights what he says the policy is a cornerstone of egypt's suppression of the media civil society and protesters the committee to protect journalists says egypt is a leading jailer of journalists at least twenty are in prison. advocacy that we can
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do by documenting attacks and repression of journalists and using every opportunity that we have to bring this to public attention around the world egypt's government has targeted other al jazeera journalists in a trial condemned almost unanimously by rights groups and journalists organizations egypt level similar charges against al jazeera is by her mohamed mohamed fahmy and peter greste. and jill than five years ago the former editor in chief of al-jazeera arabic ibrahim helal was sentenced to death in his absence two years ago and a new antiterrorism law passed last year targets other media organizations as well the committee to protect journalists says the law furthers the government's crackdown on the media it enables police to put journalists acquitted of terrorism related charges on a watch list that restricts their finances and other rights. every morning so everything long says you hear of of a case of over journalese that you know or in directly being on there and the
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difficult situation and their persecution and their disappearance and their arrest censorship intensified this year during the reelection campaign of president a bluff at the hands sisi journalists critical of him or who interviewed opposition candidates what arrested entertainment and satirical t.v. shows have also been shut down egyptian journalist mohammed there was a known as show khan was jailed five years ago for reporting the rubber square protests in cairo hundreds of protesters were killed and thousands injured show khan's been nominated for unesco's press freedom prize for his resistance and commitment to freedom of expression and reporter for the times newspaper in britain was arrested and deported from egypt without official explanation the international journalist unions accuse the egyptian government of creating a climate of fear and reporters don't know if they will be next to be jailed osama bin job al-jazeera the former chief executive of german comic of old foghat has been charged in the u.s.
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over the twenty fifteen days limitations scandal martin venter colognes accused of lying to regulators about fake test results up to eleven million v.w. cars were found to be releasing emissions up to forty times more than the legal limit he resigned after the scandal became public john hendren has more. martin van der korn is now the highest ranking former v.w. official accused of a crime in the emissions scandal in the u.s. printer corn the former chief executive officer of the w. was accused of four counts of federal crimes in the united states one of conspiring to cheat the u.s. emissions system and three counts of wire fraud that he's using e-mail in order to achieve that he faces the big ten years in prison but he could avoid prosecution entirely simply by remaining in germany that is because germany does not extradite for crimes outside of the european union so he could simply remain in germany and that is what five lower ranking officials did when they were indicted they remain
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in germany and died by the u.s. but alluding prosecution to officials who did plead guilty in the united states from v.w. are facing hefty prison terms one of seven years one of three years the u.s. attorney general jeff sessions says this shows that the admissions cheating scandal in the u.s. occurred at the highest levels of the w. and he says it will be prosecuted to the highest extent of the law nevertheless vinter corn gets the final vote there he could avoid prosecution simply by remaining in germany a mexican journalist as one of the normal breech valdez prize in journalism and human rights daniel a rare is known to have coverage of turf wars between rival drug cartels the brits found his award instituted by the un his name the two mexican journalists who were murdered last year. now gold mining companies in south africa have agreed to a four hundred million dollars settlement to compensate thousands of mynahs since the one nine hundred seventy is thousands of cases of silicosis
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a fatal lung disease have been recorded among black gold miners malcolm webb met some of them thomas le pen of his lungs this side badly damaged he says he struggles to breathe if he walks any faster than the. i mean. you work think gold mines in south africa for more than thirty years you met him here at his home in the mounting kingdom of. he told us conditions were bad and worst on the ripon tide . there's been a lot to how there was a lot of dust i wouldn't even be able to see a person standing right next to me they would instruct us to go in and we need to stick is who try to use the water to listen that we had no choice it was the part of. the refuge job here in the thirty day that's why thomas traveled to south africa to look for work many millions from neighboring countries of them the same and his story is typical of many of those he worked in the mines when he became too
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sick to work he lost his job he told him a son could be sent to replace him so he came home and he's lived here ever since. a rock from a blast blinded him in one eye that's what cost him his job he already had tuberculosis. doctors since told him the t.v. was because of his work and that he also had silicosis permanent lung damage caused by inhaling silica dust now he might finally be compensated. given month thirty thousand miners he was represented in a class action the first of its kind here the lawyers behind it have announced that affected miners with hate in the settlement with six gold mining groups they say it's time to fix progress that helped they didn't know a lot about silica dust and that was they knew it existed and they knew of course only costs but they didn't know how much of it should be in the last year it's been a lot of advances on hard to make the dance and hard to prevent the dust from being
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in the atmosphere. there is being gold mining in south africa for one hundred. the lawyers say the case is silicosis because it's like the old miners since the one nine hundred seventy s. we can just do a little something to hold these companies that are still here to hold them accountable to change this account to root this culture of impunity and to bring some relief. to music terms who are still alive today thomas might be eligible for about twelve thousand dollars for his lung damage he says he'll invest it in his small farm he says the mining company took his health forever. now he might get something in return malcolm webb al-jazeera the secretary six critically endangered black rhino are on their way to chad from south africa black rhino were wiped out from chad nearly fifty years ago because
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a wide scale poaching the rhinos will be released in the country's national park. itself a quick check of the headlines here on al-jazeera a high level u.s. delegation is in china trying to resolve the dispute has pushed the two countries close to a trade war the meetings are being held in beijing but analysts say a breakthrough is unlikely china in the u.s. a proposed heavy tariffs on each other's goods. ten thousand people in hawaii have been ordered to evacuate their homes after the killer way a volcano erupted steaming lava threatening at least one residential neighborhood a series of earthquakes likely trick of the volcano. the u.s. president has changed his story about hush money paid to a former porn star stormy daniels says she had an affair with donald trump a decade ago or trump now admits reimbursing his lawyer for a payment made to danielle's but says it was not part of campaign funds earlier
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he'd said that he didn't know anything about the money or trump's press secretary was asked by reporters about who knew what and when. as your giuliani stated and i'll refer you back to his comments this was information that the president didn't know at the time but eventually learned that the president has denied and continues to deny the underlying claim and again i've given the best information i had at the time the french president emmanuel mccraw has arrived in the pacific island of new caledonia he's been greeted with pro france rallies across first trip to the french territory comes ahead of an independence vote in the van but the majority of the island's indigenous cannot ethnic group support a full breakaway from france. this year's nobel prize for literature has been postponed accusations of sexual harassment board members of left the swedish academy responsible for the award following the allegations involving the husband of an academy member. the last on the award was postponed it was during the second
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world war. the former c.e.o. of german comic of volkswagen has been charged in the us over the twenty fifteen diesel emissions scandal martin venter cones accused of lying to regulators about fake test results up to eleven million v.w. cars were found to be releasing emissions up to forty times more than the legal limit he was signed up in the scandal became public. well those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after the street station that's what about. getting to the heart of the matter if more stuff i can see the turkish cypriot leader calls you today and says let's have towards would you accept facing realities what do you think reunification of look like there are two people think the peace for unification is the only option for prosperity of south korea hear their story on talk to al-jazeera.


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