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to the flood of south america. the high stakes series. following the daring journey of people from around the globe who take extraordinary risks to earn a living. risking it all coming soon on al-jazeera. north korea strikes again firing yet another ballistic missile over japan. hello i'm down jordan this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up reaction around the world has been swift and shop japan has condemned the launch of states calling for new measures against pyongyang. seven iranians are among the dead
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a suicide bombers launch attacks in southern iraq killing at least sixty people. and deal or no deal confusion at the white house again over an agreement to protect the dreamers. north korea has stepped up the tension again in its nuclear standoff with the u.s. firing another ballistic missile over japan the u.s. military said it was an intermediate range missile that can travel three thousand seven hundred kilometers well that range is long enough to reach the u.s. military base though this missile its path was further to the north. of the capital pyongyang flying over the japanese island of hokkaido before landing in the pacific ocean but it's the second north korean missile to fly over japan in less than a month prime minister shinzo condemned the launch and called for international action. now is the time for the international community to come together the latest
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sanctions need to be imposed in full north korea needs to be made to understand that if it continues on this path there is no bright future for it. well the u.s. secretary of state is calling on all nations to take new measures against north korea specifically he said china and russia must indicate their intolerance for these reckless launches by taking direct actions of their own well we have our correspondent craig least in tokyo with reaction from japan but first let's cross live to hundred thomas he's in the south korean capital seoul and to the south koreans had been expecting this launch i suppose how they've been responding so far . well they certainly were expecting it and north korea had made no secret after the u.n. resolution was passed on monday imposing tougher sanctions on them that they would continue with their nuclear missile test the missile test and the nuclear tests and this is the first example very swiftly of that another missile test it took off
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just over six hours ago now at six thirty seven in the morning local time korean time it was in the air exactly six hours ago if nineteen minutes before coming down in the sea to the east of japan now south korea's national security council met within an hour of that missile taking off they met for a couple of hours and they put out a statement within the last hour i'll just read you a little bit of it the first part to be expected that they condemn north korea's provocative actions despite the u.n. security council unanimous decision on resolution two three seven five and warnings from the international community these provocations they say will only aggravate north korea's isolation diplomatically and economically but the statement goes further and this i want to bring everyone's attention to because it's significant regarding the test they say president moon was briefed by the national security adviser before and after the launch and gave his order of counterfire with a human move misao now that refers to a missile launch that south korea carried out within four minutes of north korea
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launching its missile that missile from south korea flew for two hundred fifty kilometers which is the same distance it would have needed to fly between where it was launched from and where the north korean missile took off from it was not fired towards that site it was not fired towards north north korea because the south koreans knew that this was a missile test by the north not a launch they believed in anger at either them or one of their allies but they are demonstrating there that they have the capacity they were watching the sites they have the capacity to fire at a site a launch site immediately that they notice that a missile has been launched or even preventative. immediately preemptive strike so that significant as well they're watching and ready to respond now president moon obviously he chaired that meeting at the national security council and this is what he had to say immediately after. four years and you know hard all around in this
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situation having a dialogue with north korea is impossible north korea will face even stronger sanctions and pressures from the international community that will force them to come to the path of dialogue we should be equipped to protect ourselves from north korea's growing nuclear and missile threat and to eliminate those threats by quickly punishing them in case of provocations against us under in terms of going forward then so what sort of military response policy are we likely to see from the south koreans well there in the south koreans have always had a three pronged approach they want the capacity to be out of take out a missile site before a missile is launched and that's partly what that test was all about earlier on friday that's number one number two is they want the capacity to take out a missile in flight that is partly what the third anti missile device is all about and third they want north korea to know that they're ready to launch missiles of their own in a punishment capacity in retaliation for any strike a three pronged approach that is the approach they've always said they're going to
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do the missile launch of south koreans carried out early friday as soon as they noticed that the north koreans had launched a missile that taps into if you like points one and three it's both a demonstration that they can preemptively take out the launch site but also that they have the capacity to punish afterwards but they're also working with the united states about potentially bringing in more sad batteries into this country as a way of intercepting a missile in flight so all of these issues will have been discussed at national security council meeting as well in seoul and of course that we talked about with the americans to arrive to andrew thomas there in seoul andrew thank you let's cross over now to tokyo and talk to craig leeson who's there for us craig the japanese prime minister shinzo condemning this latest launch in the strongest possible terms what else is even saying. well that's right here i back from an economic summit in india and straight away spoke to media and called for an emergency meeting of the un security council he also called on
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the un security security council to immediately implement those tougher sanctions which we saw them ratify on choose to those who pushed through by the united states with japan support and china and russia support at the time he's also called on the international community to unite as one and condemn the north koreans and also try and force them to stop what he calls these provocations now that is something that we're likely to see happen given the kind of reaction we've seen from the united states and certainly from south korea and japan this morning there was very little danger however to civilians in the north of the country the missile flew across and landed in the pacific but there was a public alert and people were alerted on their mobile phones there was radio and television announcements the main concern for the japanese government was that
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something might fall from the missile this was to be expected to some degree given the strong rhetoric we heard from north korea yesterday threatening to sink japan with a nuclear weapon so japan i think expected the reach this kind of retaliation because of the support that japan provided to the united states with those strengthened sanctions that were pushed through in the u.n. security council on tuesday down or at least in the in tokyo craig thank you mike hanna has more now from washington d.c. . well we understand that president trump has been fully briefed on the north korean situation by his chief of staff john kelly there's also been comment from the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson making very clear that russia and china in particular have a responsibility to bring more pressure to bear on north korea he says that china provides north korea with much of its oil and that russia employs
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a large amount of north korean laborers making very clear that he expects russia and china to take some form of unilateral action in order to ratchet up pressure on north korea but the problem is there's still no real clarity as to exactly what the u.s. policy is on north korea there have been different views coming from different parts of the trumpet ministration president trump himself appears willing to let china take the lead to allow china to bring pressure to bear on north korea as the three latest missile launch shows this policy not really working out so still no clear unified policy from the u.s. administration on how to deal with this ongoing north korean crisis and our diplomatic editor james bays has more now from the united nations. this will be seen as an act of defiance by the u.n. security council and already they've called
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a close session on friday to discuss the situation and particularly the very provocative timing because this missile launch came just seventy two hours after the last security council meeting in which they imposed further sanctions on north korea and it comes just days before world leaders meet here in new york for the high level session of the u.n. general assembly president trump for example will be speaking here on chews day it means that there is a high level north korean delegation coming to new york including the north korean foreign minister will be speaking to the general assembly next friday no i don't think he's likely to have meetings with the u.s. or any of its western partners or with japan or south korea but in the past the north korean foreign minister has met with the u.n. secretary general so it's possible there could be a very important meeting with the new secretary general antonio good terrorists all
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right let's talk to young ship barn he's a research fellow at the institute for north korean studies at university joins us live now from seoul and mr young i suppose we're all expecting this latest missile launch by north korea but what is the message here from pyongyang and what exactly is their end game do you think. the core message is twofold one is they. are protesting in defiance of the security council resolution two three seven five just passed in the aftermath of north korea's six nuclear past and the other message which is more important is that north korea will never relent it will continue to test and develop intercontinental ballistic missiles and the nuclear weapons on till they reach the capability to hit a nuclear missile and you were in the world including the united states it's a worrying point you make to say that they won't relent so is north korea opened
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then to any kind of dialogue or engagement or is that door firmly shut until as you say they've perfected the nuclear program the door is open but north korea wants to for us to come play it is the nuclear and i.c.b.m. capability then they will enter into diplomatic negotiations with the premise that north korea will only agree on and you deal that will possibly freeze north korea's nuclear weapons and i.c.b.m.'s but never eliminating them because north korea wants to keep those weapons as the most reliable means for its a survival then it doesn't it does not cost north korea anything to negotiate with the united states because iraq it was what it already has and even if north korea completes its nuclear program but i mean that still doesn't guarantee them security
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and survival does it. well but from the north korean standpoint it gives the most north korea higher probability for survival i mean look at libya as qatar he or saddam was iraq according to north korea's own testimony and then there are you know these are due to the fact that they stop developing nuclear weapons let me get a final thought from you mr young what about the u.s. and china and to a lesser extent russia what can they do going forward to stop nuclear proliferation on the korean peninsula i think there will first a focus on pursuing north korea on freezing its nuclear and missile programs. did you call it a journey of such a lofty long term goal so freezing will be their immediate goal and they will.
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agree on imposing on other probably harsher u.s. to create council resolution on north korea and their explains why it took only eight days for us to create council to pass the resolution two three seven five because they anticipated that north korea would continue to test long range missiles and nuclear warheads young chick bongs thank you very much indeed for your time what robert kelly from south korea's pusan national university believes this launch will trigger to south korea and japan to further boost their civil defense systems. regular south koreans are like my friends my family my students really have no idea what to do at all and i think you're probably going to start to get that you may recall that the government of guam handed out flyers about what to do if there was a nuclear blast near guam i think that's coming here japan has already started with civil defense and putting people in shelters i also think missile defense is the future of the north koreans are going to build missiles then i think japan and
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south korea going to build missile defense you know something of a measure for countermeasure kind of arms race but you know missile defense is expensive it doesn't really work very well so the north koreans don't stop building missiles missile defense ultimately won't be enough and then there will be pressure for air lots more so it's coming on al-jazeera including the latest talks on syria's civil war and there may soon be a deal don't use fighting in some areas more in that state with us. by the sky nine of the nation. or off the coast of the italian riviera. welcome back come pleased to be able to report the temperatures in q a city are just beginning to drop why a little bit they've been the wrong side of forty five they're now just starting to come down so hopefully the heat of summer is over and temperatures return to something like normal family is sort of still pretty warm across much of iraq is through kuwait and into the southern part of iran elsewhere fine around the caspian
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sea thirty two and back united by john fine around the eastern side of the mediterranean with temperatures there close to thirty degrees in beirut let's head into the arabian peninsula where we have the heat and humidity here in the gulf states elsewhere cooler for sun up because you got the elevation there twenty eight degrees and it's pretty warm but dry as far as the heat goes in medina and mecca with temperatures still into the low forty's so let's head across into southern portions of africa where it is also dry and fine as you would expect at this time of the year so capetown ferment a cloud seventeen as the high elsewhere find in the eastern cape there durban at twenty one up through botswana namibia all looking fine thirty two the high winter so let's head up into central africa where we have some pretty heavy showers affecting so sudan the center for public and also towards cameroon and really around the gulf again it could be wet at times the real seeing some showers highs here of twenty eight. the weather sponsored by qatar and. i
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just want to make sure all of our audience is on the same page when they're on line to the u.s. citizens here and what puts people of iraq but one in the same or if you join us on saturday i was never put a file then looked at differently because i'm dacogen all the people. is a dialogue tweet us with hash tag a.j. stream and one of your pitches might make a connection join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories this hour north korea has fired another ballistic missile over japan launch from soon on district in the capital city of
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pyongyang south korea's military estimates that its maximum altitude was around seven hundred seventy kilometers and its flight distance was around three thousand seven hundred kilometers. it's the second time north korea has fought a missile over japan in less than a month official have condemned the launch and u.s. sector of state rex tillerson issued a statement calling on all nations to take new measures against north korea. says it was behind coordinated attacks in southern iraq at least sixty people died and dozens injured when fighters target a restaurant on a police checkpoint near the city of nasiriyah some of the victims were shit muslims visiting from iran. as more. some the rock has been spared much of the violence that the rest of the country has seemed to in the west and in the north and now this attack took place just after lunchtime gunmen attacked the checkpoint which leads into southern iraq and then two suicide car bombs exploded outside of.
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iraq as i say has been spared much of the violence and i saw have claimed responsibility for this particular attack now they do claim responsibility for a number of attacks not just here but abroad as well but it is likely to be an isolated attack this is a message really from the group saying that you may have beaten us into law for in mosul you may have surrounded us in the last remaining stronghold but we are still able to attack you in places that you wouldn't expect so now that's a real challenge for the iraqis do they move troops to the south or do they continue their battle up in. the future of a united iraq is looking ever more uncertain as tensions continue of a referendum on kurdish independence the iraqi parliament has voted to remove the governor of connecticut from office after the province decided to take part in the september twenty five vote the parliament rejected the poll on tuesday but also gave prime minister. to take all measures to preserve national unity. a
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senior russian negotiator says his country together with turkey and iran is close to finalizing a deal on deescalation zones in syria discussing the details at a meeting in kazakhstan's capital. it's the sixth round of talks aimed at ending more than six years of civil war. was it to him that's the way. i want to say that the main task of this international meeting on syria is to finalize and create always ends of deescalation to draw a line under all the work which has been done in the last fourteen months since the memorandum creating deescalation zones was signed on the fourth of may. u.s. president donald trump has again accused iran of breaking the spirit of the twenty fifty nuclear deal trump also said the agreement was unfair to the u.s. and one of the worst deals he's ever seen trumper said to make a decision next month on whether he believes iran is keeping up its end of the bargain in the meantime the u.s. state department says it will continue to waive nuclear related sanctions on iran
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but a spokeswoman says this is no bearing on the deal future. now waiving some of those sanctions should not be seen as an indication of president or his administration's position on the way nor is the waiver giving the iranian regime a pass on its broad range of malign behavior amnesty international says satellite imagery shows burnt ring of villages in me and they say they're protected up to eighteen large fires in rakhine state since august but have been corroborated with photographs on the ground almost four hundred thousand have fled since the military launched a crackdown in rakhine state the army says it's targeting armed groups in the region aid agencies say they are overwhelmed by the crisis. but we've documented through through a number of different sources it's really clear campaign of ethnic cleansing by the mia more security forces. what kind state is on fire we document a large scale burnings across the whole state. it's very very difficult to conclude
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anything else by a deliberate effort by the me of a military to drive a hinge of their own country. by any means necessary zimbabwe's bringing in a new voter register ahead of next year's presidential and parliamentary elections biometric technology will be used for the very first time there but some people say it link reach the chance of voter fraud reports from harare. president robert mugabe's fingerprints and personal details are captured and stored easy by matrix voter registration equipment. commission is compiling a new virtual using the new technology the old manually compiled register dating back to one nine hundred eighty would not be used next year is the first time by major technology is being used to register voters. very easy. to read. as well we.
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make the board. in love again. despite having less than a quarter registration needed. to register nearly seven million people by january. if you want to train. sixty three districts he says but it is get tickle he says registering seven million people in four months is. just a few people are way off because no one is actually. the ground to do. even the television. saying much some first time voters hope the new technology. forward. it's not that easy. to. understanding's
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the presidential and parliamentary elections and mixture in the past opposition leaders have a. party of manipulating the old register prism denies the accusation. never rig an election no system anyway in the world is perfect for millions to paying to register the credibility of the new voters could help avoid another disputed election. every spring rainfall is threatening argentina's largest export. corn crops could be lost after heavy flooding in the province of. crop numbers were already down out of flooding effect at the start of the season. brazilian president michel thomas faces further corruption charges he's accused of taking bribes in exchange for political favors but denies any wrongdoing the lower house of congress will now have to make a bipartisan deal with congressional democrats has devolved into finger pointing
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about who said what to whom hoping to bridge the ideological gap with a compromise they arrived at the white house of wednesday evening democratic house leaders now see pelosi and senate leader chuck schumer a short time later they heralded a landmark deal they'd made with the republican president to create a law allowing more than eight hundred thousand children of illegal immigrants to stay in the united states or did they the next morning on twitter donald trump said from his point of view there was no deal on the program known as dhaka. then a few hours later before leaving washington to inspect hurricane damage in florida donald trump changed his mind he claimed he agreed to dhaka but only if there is funding for border security and a wall with mexico in the future he robbed eight hundred thousand young people brought here don't fall to the wrong the wall will come later hours later after that trip to florida as trump reentered the white house he put that deal into
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further doubt issuing an ultimatum to the democrats with whom he had one day earlier attempted to negotiate a deal. with the who would say. we don't want them but. hard right conservatives are furious accusing trump of granting amnesty establishment republicans seem equally irritated reminding the president any deal he makes on legislation must involve republicans currently holding a majority in the u.s. congress i think the president stands and he's going to work with the congressional majority to get any kind of legislation lucian the president shifting positions an erratic approach to policy has only. complicated matters in his heart of hearts may not know exactly what he is and he's sort of ideologically flexible and i think he just sort of goes for the thing that he thinks can basically get him the best headlines and the most credit that's why any deal on doctor remains in doubt but
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this time it may not be the president's democratic political adversaries holding up any agreement but instead members of the president's own republican party can really help get al-jazeera washington. three female former google employees a father lawsuit accusing the tech giant of discriminating against women in pay and complain pay and pay and promotions they say the company pays women less than men who perform similar work the class action comes as google faces a gender bias investigation by the u.s. department of labor now after spending twenty years exploring saturn and its moons the cassini space mission is coming to an end nasa is preparing to destroy the aircraft by sending it plunging into saturn's atmosphere but of smith looks at what it's achieved over the years three to one. for the cassini spacecraft it took me seven years flying through space to reach sites and
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as he settled into orbit around the ringed planet cassini launched the holy land on to the surface of titan satins biggest moon. over thirteen years the mission has sent back spectacular images from the other side of the solar system it will feel in some sense like a death in the family you know something you've devoted your life to for twenty seven years and then it will be gone. but certainly i will feel triumphant because it has been assumed and profoundly successful exploration and i'm so proud to have been a part of it covered in snow and ice this is another sutton and salad us it has powerful ice blasting gazes and here scientists believe there's water and so a chance to look for traces of life and on titan cassini revealed a climate similar to primordial earth it's why cassini can land on saturn it may still carry microbes some earth but could affect an alien ecosystem because the
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importance of in solid us that cassini has shown us and of titan another potential world that could be habitable for life for apps not like we know it but perhaps completely different than ours. we had to make decisions on how to dispose of the spacecraft. and that led us inevitably to the plan of taking cassini and plunging it in to saturn. so after the last of twenty two fowle dives between saturn's rings and surface because seaney will fly into the planet's burning atmosphere. burnet smith al-jazeera. a quick recap of the top stories here on al-jazeera north korea has stepped up the
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tension again in its nuclear standoff with the u.s. firing another missile over japan and the u.s. military. it was an intermediate range ballistic missile that can travel three thousand seven hundred kilometers that ranges long enough to reach the u.s. military base on guam though this missiles path was further to the north north from near the capital pyongyang flying of the japanese island of hokkaido before plunging into the pacific ocean where your sect of state rex tillerson has issued a statement calling on all nations to take new measures against north korea he said china and russia must indicate their intolerance for these reckless launches by taking direct actions of their own well south korea's president warned that north korea's actions would only result in more international pressure. in this situation having a dialogue with north korea is impossible north korea will face even stronger sanctions and pressures from the international community that will force them to come to the path of dialogue we should be equipped to protect ourselves from north
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korea's growing nuclear and missile threats and to eliminate those threats by quickly punishing them in case of provocations against us andrew thomas is in tokyo with more. south koreans have always had a three pronged approach they want the capacity to be out of out i miss all thought before a missile is launched and that's partly what that test was all about here on friday that's number one number two is they want the capacity to take out the missile in flight is partly what the five anti missile device is all about and third they want north korea to know that they are ready to launch missiles of their own in a punishment capacity in retaliation for any strike a three pronged approach that is the approach they've always said they're going to do the missile launches south koreans carried out early friday as soon as they noticed that the north koreans had launched a missile that taps into if you like points one and three it's both a demonstration that they can preemptively take out and launch light but also that they have the capacity to punish off their words but they're also working with the
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united states about potentially bringing in more fat batteries into this country as a way of intercepting a missile in flight so all of these issues will have been discussed at national security council meeting as well and so and of course that we talked about with the americans to well those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera of the stream thank you so much. and for you. today should catalonia be independent from spain ok separatists say they're going
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ahead with a referendum on that very question about the spanish government has said it is illegal imo it could be and here in the stream. in the latest twist in a high stakes confrontation between spain central government and its possible catalogue.

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