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with its economy mexico's president implemented drastic and controversial energy reforms mexico's oil by the mexican people for seventy five years is being sold to private international companies. and as with the country's agricultural sector it's exposed to exploitation by profit driven multinational corporations crude harvest this time on al-jazeera. iraq's parliament votes to sack the governor of the contested province of kirkuk but he vows to stay put. every effort to get here in doha with the top stories from al-jazeera this hour
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more than twenty students die in a fire at a boarding school in. north korea threatens to sink japan with a nuclear bomb to punish it for supporting tougher u.n. sanctions against the regime. and zimbabwe's president helps to roll out a new election system for next year's poll that some worry that it could lead to voter fraud. the governor of the iraqi province of kirkuk has told al-jazeera that he will remain in office following a vote to remove him from his post the vote comes after a local council meeting in kirkuk to discuss plans to hold a referendum on kurdish independence the national government and iraq's neighbors are opposed to the vote earlier this week parliament in baghdad or the rawest prime minister body to take quote all measures to preserve national unity or kurdish forces took control of the. cooking twenty fourteen after ice or swept across
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northern and central iraq cooks home to arabs kurds turks and christians the oil rich province is among the areas where the kurds have called for a referendum on september twenty fifth now that vote is planned for three provinces that make up their self ruled region as well as disputed areas earlier we spoke to the governor of kirkuk who told us that he's not going anywhere and that to cook itself won't be easy to manipulate either they can make whatever decision they want to make i'm staying in my course the prime minister does not have the power to ask the parliament or movie. because kirk is one of the berman this is according to the law that was passed in the iraqi parliament in two thousand. he has that power with other governments but not with. this is the unlawful one illegal and we will not abide there is absolutely nothing that forbids people from expressing
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their opinion with regard to their future does not mean that an independent republic of kurdistan will be formed right on after that on the twenty sixth of september but. it's the will of the people to express their opinion and their will about what they want and then the of course it all depends how things go in negotiations it may take a year and a half just like birds it is so i don't see why you know these people are so much against. making it like as if the whole middle east is going to blow up which is not true absolute ashraf is a visiting fellow at the knotting and the university of nottingham he told us that the issues here go much deeper than just a vote. it's very significant in that it is highlighting the tensions that exist within the government in baghdad and in what is now
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being called kurdistan the region of kurdistan in iraq the there are two controversial issues here one is the issue of the referendum later on this month for kurdish independence and within that issue is a controversial sub issue which is. the position of cold cook book is a contested area that until recently was not under kurdish control it was seen as being passed of the wider iraqi government's remit but since isis the kurdish government has had security control over this and so we've got two highly controversial issues coming together. and this dismissal of the governor is very much a symbolic gesture in this conflict it doesn't necessarily help
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to provide a solution to the political conflict that exists between iraq. and erbil at least fifty people have been killed in a twin attack outside a restaurant in southern iraq dozens more were injured in the car bomb and shooting on the outskirts of nasiriyah. at least twenty people have died in a fire at a malaysian boarding school most of them teenagers so they say that it began on the top floor dormitory of the religious school on the outskirts. as reports. it took more than an hour for firefighters to put out the flames that the. school in kuala lumpur by then many people mainly teenage boys had lost their lives and i'm going to have to set the scene we can see from a certain angle their hands waving out for help we had no choice but to ask them to jump out and we tried to catch them we did try to enter the house but the fire was
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too hot until certain point there was a blackout when that happened things started falling apart we withdrew after that the fire started near the dormitory on the top floor first thing in the morning it quickly ripped through the entire building. by one of the interior of the building is one hundred percent destroyed the mattresses books and all other things in the very damaged but the cause of the fire is still unclear we're still investigating it would have been difficult for the boys to escape as the rooms had barred windows and the fire blocked the only exit i could think i escaped through the window we dismantled the window grip opened the window and. we forced the window grill open at that time we couldn't think much. a fire department representative says their bodies were found on top of one another suggesting there was a stampede to try and get out the fire chief says the school should have had two fire escapes but it appears the building codes were not properly followed the
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initial investigation done by all. issued by local government and by departments across investigation. men men and. a community religious leader led prayers for the students who described the boys as cheerful when they held religious events in the community a happy group many of whom have now lost their lives under tragic circumstances. al-jazeera the inquiry into a fire that killed eighty people in london earlier this year is under way the fire started on the fourth floor of the residential grenfell tower block and spread through the twenty four storey building in june the inquiry is expected to look at several factors including building regulations and the response of local government more now from bobby phillips in west london. at this church in west london very
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much in the shadow of grenfell tower victims of the fire survivors local residents have been gathering to hear some martin more big give his opening statement what the retired judge said was that his inquiry would have two faces the first would look at the specifics of the fire how it spread how the fire brigade reacted on that terrible night the second phase would be wider and it would look at questions of regulations for high rise buildings fire regulations whether they were observed in this case or not it's clear that some martin more big is going to have quite a challenge to win over the trust of local residents in this part of london many of them have argued in recent weeks that he was not the right man for the job but he came from too much of an establishment background there's been resentment and anger over what they perceive as the narrow terms of the inquiry they wanted
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a broader inquiry that would look at wealth inequality is social housing in this part of london and the very very slow pace with which residents caught up in the fire have been really housed has been another grievance only a handful of families have found permanent alternative accommodation so far north korea has threatened to use a nuclear weapon against japan after the un imposed more sanctions against the regime in pyongyang the state run korean central news agency says japan is no longer needed to exist near us and went on to say that the four islands of the japanese archipelago should be sunken into the sea by a nuclear bomb or japan's cabinet secretary your shahid asuka has condemned north korea's threat. this announcement is extremely provocative and outrageous and raises the tension in the region and it is unacceptable let's get more now from of zeros craig lease news following developments in tokyo. certainly
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this threat was considered and expected by the japanese because of the support that this country is giving to its alliance partners the united states over the recent strengthening of the u.n. sanctions against north korea but japan is taking this threat very seriously given the recent hydrogen bomb test that took place two weeks ago a bomb that was ten times stronger than the one dropped by the united states on hiroshima and the missile that was launched across the north of japan so it is a very serious threat the defense systems here have been strengthened or will be strengthened we've been told certainly that japan is hoping the united states in that regard by shipping fuel out to these ages destroyers these anti missile destroyers that are in the sea of japan these are part of a range of defense mechanisms that been set up by the alliance which include the missile system in south korea. and we have the patriot battery here in japan and of
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course the a.g.'s shit contain interceptors which it capable of locking on and taking out any missiles as they launched into space so certainly japan is in readiness the united states says that the defense system here is strong enough to contain any missile threat that should come from north korea u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson is in london for talks where he set to discuss the conflict in libya north korea he met britain's foreign secretary boris johnson and prime minister recently. u.s. president donald trump has denied reports that he's agreed to a deal that stops the deportation of young undocumented migrants the so-called dreamers but in the past few hours trump's twitter feed suggests that he's open to letting them state he asked if anybody really wanted to know or rather to throw out educated and accomplished young people who have jobs he went on to highlight the
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dreamers had been in the u.s. for many years through no fault of their own saying that they were brought in at a young age by their parents while earlier on thursday democrats said that they'd reached an agreement to protect the near eight hundred thousand dreamers the undocumented migrants were safeguarded under the obama administration darker policy which trump is scrapping one hour from petty culhane in washington. a bit of a confusing time in washington democrats came out and said we have a deal on the so-called dreamers they can stay there's not going to be a wall will now president trump has come out there than donald trump and said there is no deal but that they are close he's admitting that there is a wall is not going to be built right now that's along the southern border between the u.s. and mexico that was a campaign promise and he said they are close to a deal which would increase border security in exchange those eight hundred thousand so-called dreamers can stay this is going to be incredibly controversial
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for his base we've already heard a republican commentators come out the most extreme to the right wing and say that if this if there are going to get a wall they prefer president pence does anybody not want to see an impeached at this point those are some of who had been his biggest supporters now saying that they're going to turn against him if you follow through this is a president who for eight months has been basically governing thinking that he can get reelected if you just caters to his base he says the republicans are on board the you are seeing right now a huge backlash from his base one very prominent republican far right republican conservative commentator coming out saying if we're not going get the wall we prefer president pence a weather update next year and i was a zero then. and i think that we're going to see very good to see a scale up of emergency very quickly the u.n. says that aid relief for about three hundred eighty thousand range of refugees will increase soon as the situation becomes more. and staying put victims of last
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month's sierra leone mudslides refuse to move despite she is of another disaster. hello the worst of the tropical storm activity now taking place across asia we have typhoon tallinn making its way thankfully away from taiwan and we've also got this massive cloud this is duck syria that's making its way towards vietnam then some very heavy rain coming through here live the waves to come and have a category one storm this one sustained winds around one hundred twenty kilometers per hour as you can see it will make its way across vietnam eventually feeding over to wards laos over the next couple of days as for a while this is the scene in taiwan a glancing blow for taiwan recently i'm pleased to say it is now in the process of pulling away but you can see very heavy seas coming in here at present that will
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ease as we go through the next few days that's the position of the storm and it will gradually push further north which of these was toward japan to taiwan in the clear over the next day or so further showers there as you can see across a good part of china joining up with the heavy rain that we have for much of indochina actually fading across towards the being goes some live a shower still very much in place for northeastern areas in the central parts of india probably seeing the worst of the rain over the next couple of days is largely fine i'm dry. i just want to make sure all of our audience is. there on line and what the u.s. citizens you know what people live by one and the same join a sunset i was never. because i'm darker than all the people.
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is a dialogue with us that has a stream and one of their pitches might make. join the global conversation. this time. again the top stories here on al-jazeera the governor of iraq's kirkuk province has told al-jazeera that he will remain in office following a vote to remove him from his post by iraq's parliament the vote came after a local council meeting in kolkata plans to hold a referendum on kurdish independence. at least fifty people have been killed in two attacks outside a restaurant in southern iraq many more were injured in the car bomb and shooting
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which happened on the outskirts of. the more than twenty people died in a fire at a malaysian boarding school most of them teenagers but local fire chief says there were too many people in one room and the proper safety measures had yet to be approved. russian submarines fired cruise missiles at eisel targets in the suburbs of the syrian city of dead as saw the russian defense ministry said that seven missiles were fired from two of its vessels in the eastern mediterranean station while the five hundred kilometers away from the city russia says that it was targeting isis ammunitions. a senior russian negotiator says that his country together with turkey and iran and they're to finalizing at agreement on deescalation zones in syria they're discussing the details of the meeting in kazakstan. stratford is that. yes the first day of discussions here in a stana seems to be drawing to a close and can only be described as
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a relatively optimistic statement by the leading delegate of the russian delegation alexander love and who we he is the president's president putin's special representative to syria he described a positive mood throughout today's discussions and he said that he wanted to draw a line under this deescalation zone planned by the end of these meetings on the one side some quite optimistic speeches. words coming from the russian side but with respect to the opposition they still seems to be a lot to flesh out with respect to this agreement and looking forward to a potential white a political solution in syria which seems still obviously a very long way off john is his parliament has passed a controversial law granting amnesty to public officials who were accused of being corrupt before two thousand and eleven arab spring the session was temporarily
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suspended before the votes where the opposition walked out in protest the bill itself has been the subject of months of demonstrations opponents say that it's a setback for democracy. the united nations will boost its aid relief for up to four hundred thousand injured that a fled violence and minimize rakhine state long lines have formed in neighboring bangladesh where hundreds of people are queuing for hours to get rice and other essential items the u.n. says that sanitation has become an issue children are at high risk of contracting water borne diseases and aid agencies say that they're overwhelmed by the number of people in need of supply as. the issue is literally space for distribution. obviously space for them to live in if they are fixed in one place it will be easier for us to mobilize them from their house in a quiet and efficient manner but these people are very mobile the problems are more
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operational or programatic for most serious time the a child who's in bangladesh. international. you can see thousands of people. rise provided by the. family this is what we saw two weeks ago. very still. and volatile. trying to cross the border into bangladesh. trying to cross in a mine explosion on the things are still very volatile in the border. at least one thousand people have died after a boat capsized in india ten others are missing the vessel was ferrying farmers to work along the river pradesh. from the riverbank police
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working on the theory that the vessel was overloaded. tens of thousands of people in sierra leone whose homes were destroyed in a landslide last month still waiting to be hundreds of people were killed in the mud slides on the outskirts of the capital freetown from where nicholas hawke reports. i said and her husband were fast asleep when they heard the hill above them tumbled down her husband leapt out of bed and around for shelter leaving the rest of his family behind i said who stayed caring for her children. hundreds died in this landslide the army has now told residents to leave this area saying it's too dangerous fearing another disaster. but i said whose husband tells his wife they need to stay put their life is here he says if they leave they will lose everything. if we leave will the government actually take
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care of i'm here anyone working and supporting the family my husband depends on knowing he interrupts her he says i have a problem with my eyes i count toward this is my home and i want to stay here until i die. there are other families like them refusing to leave but seven thousand five hundred people have left some have lost their homes others fear the same thing would happen to theirs they live in government run makeshift camps supported by the un and aid agencies there so months ago before the end of the rainy season people here are receiving food shelter and medicine to prevent water borne diseases like cholera this is where most of the international aid money is going to camps like this one i said to her and her family don't want to come here they say this is a temporary solution to a long term problem. people here are growing impatient they've been promised new homes. for now soldiers are busy setting up more tense. the world food
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program are no longer just distributing food but also cash to help people get back to work what they need now is not food but they need support to recover to rebuild their lives. construction is underway to build affordable homes some thirty miles outside of freetown too far says i said to she spent her life savings building this place from here she runs a small restaurant bringing enough money to keep her family and husband happy. staying she says is a risk worth taking at least for now nicholas hawk al-jazeera freetown u.s. vice president mike pence has arrived in florida over the past few minutes he's there to assess the damage following her. president donald trump will be joining him in florida shortly meanwhile the caribbean islands looking for international aid to help them rebuild following her like the british and american virgin islands
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have modern nations to help them rebuild but an independent islands like barbuda recovery will have much more difficult as john homan reports. prime minister gaston brown has brought other caribbean leaders to see what's left of the island. it was hit with the maximum force of hurricane brown says help is urgently needed needed today is what i considered to be a mangled wreck in order to restore it in order to rebuild and to ensure that we can relocate about you didn't hear it will take an enormous amount of resources. electricity phone lines of people's homes damaged or gone the situation so precarious the entire populations been evacuated turn which emerged unscathed brown who is prime minister of both islands says it will take more than two hundred million dollars to bring it back to life. the government's trying to take the positives out of the fact that more than ninety percent of buildings here damaged
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they want to implement an ambitious rebuilding program with high construction standards to guard against future hurricanes and one hundred percent green energy for the island the problem with that is cash they say they don't have anywhere near enough while other island nations devastated by the hurricane like martin and the virgin islands belong to receive help from developed countries doesn't have that support those islands are dependent territories they have them other countries to assist they have britain they have the netherlands france and a case of went again by a small independent country with very limited resources. civil engineers have started work anyway assessing the damage house by house they're optimistic about the possibilities how long do you think three building of the. allotment depends on
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if i look depends india i believe within twelve months most of it could be that. not just homes but also jobs have been lost fisherman's boats lying ruins. really earned a living from his taxi that's gone now well right now i'm feeling it very very bad because what happened since that time the hurricane has passed this is the we don't bust right now and there's not much i can do right now until. i don't know how soon we going to get back to bob. that's the question all of the putin is living in government with the relatives you know asking the prime minister says hopefully in a few months but even then the rebuilding could take years john homan. zimbabwe is bringing in a new voter register ahead of next year's presidential and parliamentary elections
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biometric technology will be used for the first time but some people worry that that link creates the chances of vote rigging. president robert mugabe has started the registration process he registers and solve using the new by me voter registration kids and he's telling them that this way of doing things twitching from manual teaching technology to register voters is the way to go he says it could limit accusations of electoral fraud and rigging but there are concerns from many zimbabweans particularly with the number of the kits are available there only four hundred kids currently in the country even if the commission needs at least three thousand kids to make sure that at least seven million zimbabweans are registered before the january deadline so lots at stake at the moment the opposition are happy that we use the knowledge to register voters but they're also concerned about the process they still say they won't be able to monitor every single step from registration to collation of the information to actually compiling
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your votes of because they still suspect that the ruling party would try and manipulate the next election in twenty eighteen but that's not my decision to say the confidence that that will have enough equipment in the country come join you in the deadline is over and they confident that if one needs to be registered if one was eighteen years and above all be registered in time for the elections and. now to spain where several manners remaining defiant as they face threats of arrest over their bid to cancel indian independence more than seven hundred masback the referendum which the central government says is illegal. reports. catalonia is mir's a standing firm against threats that they'll be arrested by spain's top prosecutor because of the a bid for independence. i got when i did that but i have nothing to hide when we have to go to declare we will say the same thing we have always said that we owe it to our people and therefore we will continue working so they can express themselves
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freely in the polls that as many as eighty percent of cattle and i've requested it . the spanish supreme court has ruled the october first independence referendum illegal spain's public prosecutor jose manuel marulanda isn't forcing that decision on wednesday he ordered police tourist more than seven hundred mayors if they failed to turn up the questioning over their continued support for the referendum. prosecutors earlier ordered the seizure of ballot papers and other voting materials may as have also been threatened with charges of civil disobedience abuse of office and misuse of public funds a prison a bill were faints if they allow public buildings to be used for the voters. passed the drumbeat for independence is on the state people home or than a million people took to the streets of catalonia as capital on monday the regional government his resolution its belief that these people deserve
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a referendum. when more than seven hundred mayors are persecuted by justice then it's not the mayor's you have a problem but the spanish justice system itself it's the spanish justice system that has a problem. catalonia last experience self rule three hundred years ago the wealthiest region in spain with an economy bigger than portugal grades spain's king philippe has spoken out about the constitutional crisis for the first time saying the spanish constitution will prevail and a unified spain is the pillar of its a you name the ship with spain's government clearly determines not to let castle or near go it alone the question now was the region's me is be tamed by madrid's lake on three it's shelob ls al jazeera.
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and it's good to have you with us. three and sitting in here in doha with the top stories on al-jazeera the governor of iraq's kick cook province has told al jazeera that he will remain in office despise a national parliament vote to remove him from his post the vote comes after a local council meeting in cook cook to discuss plans to hold a referendum on kurdish independence at least fifty people have been killed in two attacks outside a restaurant in southern iraq many more were injured in the car bomb and choosing on the outskirts nasiriyah. u.s. president donald trump has denied reports that he's agreed to a deal that stops the deportation of young undocumented immigrants the so-called dreamers earlier on thursday democrats said they'd reached an agreement the undocumented migrants were protected under the obama administration's duck up program but trump is scrapping it. u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson is in london for talks he said to discuss the conflict in libya and the issue of north korea he met britain's foreign secretary
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boris johnson and prime minister to resign may early in the day the united nations will boost its aid relief for up to four hundred thousand the hinge of the flood violence a million miles rakhine state long lines of formed in neighboring bangladesh hundreds of people are queuing for hours to get rice and other essential items aid agencies say they're overwhelmed by the number of people in need of suppliers. the issue is literally space for distribution. and obviously space for them to live if they are fixed in one place it will be easier for us to mobilize them from their house in a quiet and efficient manner but these people are very mobile so i would say the problems are more operational or programatic north korea has threatened to use a nuclear weapon against japan after the u.n. imposed more sanctions against the regime in pyongyang japan condemned the threat saying the announcement was extremely provocative. and here with the news
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