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the liberalization of finance just as we saw in the one nine hundred twenty s. and it's going to be. ready is in many parts of the wound where people are saying if my government plans to cough to my interest then i will know for a strong national she's a fascist i don't care if you promises to secure the stability of my life and my people i will fight for him i think that's where we're headed and i don't think a lot of aegis have the vision to understand that's the threat that we face. reports of an explosion at a london underground station several people are believed to be injured. richelle carey this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up.
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people in japan wake to warning sirens after north korea fires another missile over japanese territory. a human rights group says it has documented a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the right engine and me and mark. i think it's a spacecraft sends back its last images of saturn before ending its twenty year run . so back to the breaking news we're following british police are investigating and an incident the london underground station the reports of an explosion this is all in southwest london so let's get you up to speed on what we know right now this happened at parsons grain underground train station a full on the london ambulance services hazardous area response team has matt is on the scene as as well. police witnesses say that there are passengers who suffered
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facial injuries after some sort of explosion in a train carriage and then there was a bit of a stampede after that where people may have been injured as well because they were trying obviously to get away from this so to go joins us live now from london she is gathering more information whether here is to be at least two scenes so sanyal what do we know right now. well police have established a hundred metre cordon around that area they have been telling the public to avoid this part of london. as much as possible the part of the underground line where that station is located is also completely shut off of course it's very vital for the emergency services first of all to tend to those who've been injured in that incident as well but also the probability of any other
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. are the device that could be around is also something that police and certainly counterterrorism police also have to take into consideration as well also of course trying to gather as much evidence as possible about the device and any other d.n.a. evidence that could be linked to it as as well this of course carries memories of of what happened in london back in two thousand and five when there were multiple bombings across the network across the underground network the effects of that were absolutely devastating of course when you actually realize how much of a soft target that the underground system is yes there is security at the main stations stations where which receive a lot of of travelers that go in and out of them every day but it's also the actual train lines themselves the underground train lines themselves they go through dark tunnels an incident like this an explosion like this has
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a devastating effect as was seen already back in two thousand and five meanwhile you have metropolitan police officers as well as london as as well as the london transport police officers there on the scene and counterterrorism police armed around that area as well there have been passengers there who were seen leaving the station with facial injuries with burns but also people who were injured. in that stampede as you mentioned as well of course the panic that that incident like this causes is also can be equally as dangerous for those people who are struggling to get out of these underground stations which some of them they are they haven't been referred quite to modern times these of course these are old stations they have small hole ways any kind of panic can cause a dangerous stampede there that's one thing that the emergency services have been mindful of so i know that you've also had an eye to these live pictures that we're
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showing right now above. the train where what we seem to have seen over the last few minutes was an evacuation of this train and we don't know what else is happening there but is there anything else you can add to what it is you've been seeing maybe you've picked up something that we haven't. well whatever the police may have picked up whatever information they have come across right now in the moments leading or following from that incident. their primary aim now would be to prevent any other particular any other attack which would be similar to this and whereas of course thankfully this particular. device didn't trigger as as as much harm as it as it could have done mercifully any information about any other potential for any other attack the police are very keen to try and get people out of those areas as quickly as is possible that by limiting the damage
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as well this is something which they have become unfortunately responding to not just from the attacks that happened more than a decade ago but of course the attacks that happened this year manchester london bridge and also westminster as well they are on high alert security services here for any potential attack and already already just looking at this device pictures that we've seen of this device it looks like a very crude type of device wires coming out of some kind of bucket in a plastic bag that even just the device as crudely made as that can cause an enormous impact and of course to raise panic and that is something which is also can be tremendously not just upsetting but of course quite dangerous for passengers who are traveling on there any sign of danger it could cause a very dangerous start start pete among passengers who are struggling to get out of
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there so police want to keep that area as free from people as is possible if they don't need to be there and they should not need to go at all and so on you do raise a good point you know it when things like this happen often that you yes the goal is to physically harm people but it's also just to strike fear in people as we're going about their their day and we do know that the prime minister obviously is getting updates on this as well and as soon as she makes any sort of statement we will absolutely bring that to our viewers we're going to let you go gather some more information and check back in with you thank you. north korea has launched another ballistic missile across japan the second time in less than a month that's prompted an emergency un security council meeting later on friday percolation reports from tokyo the missile launch followed a familiar pattern it came early morning two minutes before seven local time with japan in its path launched from the capital pyongyang the missile through three thousand seven hundred kilometers over the northern japanese island of hokkaido
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reaching a height of seven hundred seventy kilometers before crashing to the pacific ocean. just minutes after sirens sounded in her as a public alert was issued residents had mixed feelings. against the just doesn't feel real i really don't know what it'll do it gives me the shivers i feel like telling them to stop it now the response from neighbors was swift south korea's national security council held an emergency meeting the country's new president ordered to counter fire with a missile test of its own the drill was pre-planned in preparation for another north korean test but just not going again fired a ballistic missile obviously disregarding the international community's criticisms and warnings and the un security council resolutions such continuous provoking actions by not go to a serious threats the peace and stability the korean peninsula and the international community that our government sternly denounce us and express anger
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over the messiah law and move also instructed the nation to analyze and ramp up preparations for new forms of threats from electromagnetic pulse and chemical attacks arriving in tokyo from an economic summit in india japan's prime minister immediately called for an emergency meeting of the un security council. north korea has trampled on the international society's strong desire for a peaceful solution it's reckless act is absolutely unacceptable we will request the security council to hold an emergency meeting. he's urging the international community to act as one against north korea and wants the u.n. security council to implement the latest sanctions against the country 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 this is the second ballistic missile to cross japan in less than
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a month it comes within twenty four hours of north korea threatening to sink japan with nuclear weapons a threat japan takes seriously now that it believes north korea has the ability to miniaturize its nuclear weapons and place them on top of ballistic missiles like the one which crossed the country today craig leeson al-jazeera tokyo china correspondent atrium brown is covering this friend beijing and when this happens and it seems to happen often now the eyes do turn to china for some sort of reaction what are you hearing adrian. well as always happens when north korea carries out a missile or a nuclear test there are strong words from beijing condemnation and once more there has been today but the words after a while start to sound a little hollow to some people the foreign ministry spokeswoman said that china
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condemns north korea's latest actions but there was also a slight tetchiness to her language today it was directed not just at north korea but also very much at the united states she said that china is not the core issue china is not raising tensions on the korean peninsula sanctions are not the ultimate solution everyone knows this so the language directed at both appear on yang and particularly his state a little bit stronger this time china as we know is in something of a bind it reluctantly has gone along with tougher sanctions against north korea but it refuses at the moment to turn off the oil completely remember most of the oil that north that north korea receives comes from china china has agreed to limit oil exports from north korea but it's not going to cut it off completely what you do sense though here in china and it was certainly the feeling i got when i was up on the china korean border earlier this week is that ordinary people there actually
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want their government to take stronger action against north korea people who once felt pity for north korea now feel a sense of anger and they worry about those nuclear tests because the last one the last detonation was felt across the border in china homes shook and people worry that perhaps next time there could be an accident and radiation could spread across the border what this crisis really lacks at the moment richelle is a sort of circuit breaker now or possibly that could come next month we saw in november president donald trump is due to visit china south korea and japan and he's going to be in the region for about ten days so is that going to be the visit perhaps delivers perhaps the breakthrough that we're looking for perhaps ok time will tell for sure aaron brown live for us in beijing adrian thank you. amnesty international has used satellite imagery to highlight what it calls an orchestrated
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campaign to burn one hundred villages in myanmar the rights group passed detected eighty large fires in rakhine state since august twenty fifth when a military crackdown began almost four hundred thousand right hand to have fled to bangladesh in the past three weeks in march army says it's targeting armed groups and the area. through a number of different sources it's really clear campaign. by the mia more security forces. fire. burning so close to home states. that it's very very difficult to do this anything else the liberal effort by the me of a military to drive through his country. by any means necessary. support or with our i mean shop. on my backside on the other myanmar side of the border in between is the enough about now you can see behind me smoke rising as i
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realize has been done by the myanmar security forces within the last several days thousands of people are trying to cross into bangladesh through this river crossing many of them are unable to cross because the boat men are charging them exuberant prices ranging from eighty dollars two hundred dollars this people are poor that cannot afford to cross because the prices are so high now a lot of these people need to be transferred into the official camp or in the long area where this presence of international donor agency right now they're in the marcy of the local donors people from local community are providing them fresh water and food most of these people are a woman and children some elderly people that desperately need aid and they need to be mobilized and move from this area into the official area along otherwise they won't get the kind of how the need now the amnesty international report corroborates what we are saying and our contacts and me on my own are saying the same thing that messes up people have gathered and they're trying to cross into
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bangladesh where the flow is going within some time that number could very well rich into one million. still ahead on al-jazeera zimbabwe starts registering voters using biometric technology but some theory it'll increase the chance of vote rigging. well typhoon talk syria has slammed into eastern parts of vietnam this massive cloud filtering its way in from the south china seas pushing in across india china and that's the position of the storm at present they will continue to drive its way further west which as we go on through the next couple of days the flooding rains there into laos pushing over towards me and ma thailand also seeing some rather wet weather whether they will it extends right down in fact across
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a good part of malaysia borneo seeing some live. tended to think that way for the south was as one would expect in a should generally does stay father dry jakarta that's around thirty four degrees celsius in the sunshine and this i'm sorry extends across a good part of australia come to the south we're seeing some blustery shabby rain filtering across southern areas of australia still that cold when you notice down towards the southeast in kona it's just a very good snow there over the australian alps best known for quite some time temperatures around twelve degrees celsius in melbourne what the numbers around for sydney at around twenty one meanwhile we're seeing highs of around twenty two in perth but a bit of wet weather just filtering its way in across southern parts and as we go through the next dial to adelaide seeing temperatures picking up to twenty three an attack warmer in melbourne and sixteen. the philippines is asia's largest catholic nation priests are treated like gone but
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the church has a dark secret when used investigate sexual misconduct inside the most powerful institution in the philippines at this time on al-jazeera. and. you are watching al-jazeera let's take a look at the top stories right now british police are investigating an incident at london's harsens green underground station witnesses say
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a number of passengers suffered facial injuries after some sort of explosion inside a train carriage others are thought to have been hurt in a stampede after that north korea has fired a ballistic missile over japan to northern who cato province and to the pacific ocean japan condemned the launch and south korea's president moon and echoed that view said dialogue with the north west impossible at this point and is to international has use satellite imagery to highlight the extent of damage to burn the hands of villages and me and mark the rights group says it is detected up to eighty large fires in rakhine state since violence flared and august. return to our top story now reports of an explosion at a london underground station sonic i go is gathering more information as you can see we are trying to get some good pictures for you there in the meantime sagna i'm going to step to speed. yes police have said that they are treating this now
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as a terrorist incident they've set up one hundred meter cordon around the station this is something which they are treating obviously very very seriously but forget of course the threat level in the u.k. still stands as a severe given all the incidents that have taken place this year alone in the u.k. now when the threat level is severe it indicates that the likelihood of an attack is is likely rather and this has been the latest of any such attack so what police are calling terrorist attacks this year alone there was the incident at westminster bridge was the. the explosion also just stand by for just a moment sign of we're getting an official statement right now. it's. three. things. explicitly. take responsibility. for.
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the status of. any. movement and we will get further information throughout the day that for now we just remind people to remain. and we think anything suspicious to be him. we. get there confirmation of an explosion on the train. police are calling this a terrorist incident although he did say that it's too early to jump to any conclusions as to about what what has happened and why but he was very clear that there would be a terrorism team investigating this explosion. this explosion at the end or ground
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let's go back to our son a guy who has been again gathering more information live in london we we have to pause there for a moment sonia obviously to get that latest briefing but what else do you know. well what police are trying to do at the moment and in fact what they have done with evacuating that area within the vicinity within that sort of one hundred meter radius of the train they are trying to get a few people away from there as is possible if not completely cleared all together this is vital for police to try and find out more information about this what what the device was was made up of already seen pictures of this veranda crudely made device with wires coming out of a bucket placed in a plastic bag something that is a as a not he was looking as as that but this is something that the police have been primed for for quite some time not just as
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a results from the london bombings back in two thousand and five but also the other attacks that have taken place in in england this year alone something like this this is something which not just sort of strikes an enormous amount of concern for why they can have a presence as in sort of british transport police have a presence the major train stations to try and. give make their presence felt certainly a beefed up security presence felt the this soft target of of achieved is one that causes enormous concern because of course these trains they go underground and any kind of explosive device left in one of these carriages couldn't or it could inflict enormous damage that alone devastation there as we've seen before back in two thousand and five when the suicide bombings took place on the underground
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system train system here so in short this is something which police really want to maintain to try and get as much information as possible. get people cleared out of the area as possible and also to try and see if there is any any possibility obviously hoping not but any possibility of any other probability that might have taken place because of course we have seen this before not just a solitary attack but also one that was followed by other explosions as well so this is why police are very keen to underline to keep clear of this area of course they are still gathering evidence and the foreign secretary boris johnson has also said that it is important that people remain calm at this moment because we can see how damaging just panic can be already at this station there was a stampede which caused several injuries and while there were people who were affected by the blast with facial injuries as we've seen with burns on their faces . the stampede itself can also be extremely dangerous and of course attacks such as
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these cause that panic and which is also in effect one motivation for such an attack in itself to cause devastating panic amongst people who are rushing to get out of train stations which aren't necessarily the most modern train stations in the world i mean these were built a long time ago the corridors the narrow the hallways and narrow and they are older buildings so trying to get those areas cleared of people at all whatsoever and tending to them as well as making sure that there aren't any people in the nearby vicinity is also important sunny you mentioned the foreign secretary boris johnson let's let's go to the prime minister theresa may we haven't heard from her publicly yet but we are have hearing at least some things from her office on how is this going to play out throughout the day do you think hearing from her. well this will be something of course that she will have will be reacting to sooner
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rather than later in the day as as you've heard from the police that this is being treated as as a terrorist incident of course we don't know exactly the details yet. but again as as we mentioned earlier that this is just is the latest of several attacks that have taken place just this year alone the most devastating of which happened in manchester about the ground a concert there but. this really is not going to change necessarily the threat level as it were a it has remained at severe throughout the summer meaning that another attack is likely whether the prime minister will reevaluate that. you know sometime over the course of the day is yet to be considered as well but of course this is something that unfortunately she has had to respond to several times already this year and while the threat level remains a severe the fear is that this is not going to be the last of it but of course the
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hope is to prevent any such possible attack of course but with this kind of crude way of assembling an explosive device it just goes to show how it can be easily made up of course but really to attack a transport system as has been done before in london that of course is as a major concern here to the security officials and to the prime minister first point i'm sign you just to add to what you have been saying the police have actually gone to twitter to ask for for people who saw or or heard anything to reach out to them so that they can start to piece together exactly what it is that happened this morning so thank you sanju we'll go back to you shortly. eisel says it was behind a coordinated attack and southern iraq at least sixty people were killed dozens injured when fires target fighters rather targeted a restaurant in a police checkpoint near the city of nasiriyah some of the victims were visitors
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from iran and iran khan has more from our beale so in the rock has been spared much of the violence that the rest of the country has seen in the west and in the north and now this attack took place just after lunchtime gunmen attacked the fun the checkpoint which leads into southern iraq and then two suicide car bombs exploded outside of. iraq as i say has been spared much of the violence and i still have claimed responsibility for this particular attack now they do claim responsibility for a number 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 how we get the last remaining stronghold but we all 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. you know all the future of
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a united iraq is looking ever more uncertain as tensions continue over a referendum on kurdish independence they iraqi parliament has voted to remove the governor of corporal from office after the region decided to take part in the september twenty fifth vote the parliament rejected the poll on tuesday and it also gave the prime minister already to take all measures to preserve national unity. the sixth round of talks aimed at ending the syrian war is expected to wrap up on friday and the caza capital astonished at the negotiations between the syrian government and opposition groups are being brokered by iran russia and turkey are prisoners have been discussing creating more safe so in syria and prisoner swaps so that was it to them that's the way. i want to say that the main toss 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 during the last four to five months
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since the memorandum creating deescalation zones we saw it on the fourth of my. afghan air force has received its first black hawk helicopters from the u.s. in the latest steps towards modernizing its fleet afghanistan still relies heavily on u.s. air power but afghans are beginning to carry out some operations themselves but it will still take months before the aircraft can be used and years before the air force kit operate entirely on its own jennifer glass reports from kandahar. the afghan air force says it can change the shape of the fight against the taliban and other groups especially here in kandahar southern afghanistan this is one of afghanistan's few fighter pilots he and his family have been threatened by the taliban so we're protecting his identity. this. year. he told me the people he's bombing aren't just the enemies of afghanistan they're the enemies of humanity he said that he's proud his country now has power to stand up to them for decades afghanistan relied on these soviet helicopters but
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a lack of spare parts means these m.-i seventeen's will eventually be replaced with u.s. blackhawks captain has been an air force mechanic for more than thirty years. you are excited about new aircraft the only really will get peace in this country that the new technology. but the afghans still need a lot of help they can't maintain and fly all the aircraft they have themselves so u.s. advisors and international contractors fill the gaps to build an air force in peace time is difficult it is a multi-year process to try to do it during wartime is is a herculean effort. for american pilots fly with afghans on training missions to hone their skills on this flight air traffic controllers guide the plane around active battle zones. ground crews don't just have to learn how to load planes but how to transport live ammunition to soldiers in the field and for military families
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perhaps the most important mission is bringing the fallen home second lieutenant dick rule who was killed in fighting in central afghanistan his remains are being returned to him in the northeast many afghans say they want faster larger aircraft but the americans say this fleet is capable and sustainable. the most like your plan is to double the number of aircraft and increase personnel by fifty percent here at kandahar air field that means the afghan air force is going to need more space and they plan to take it from the other side of the runway there there's going to be offices training facilities and room for brand new helicopters the first blackhawk flights are expected to start next year it will take years to get the new helicopters fully in service in the meantime the afghans are making the most of what they have. jennifer glass al jazeera at the kandahar airfield afghanistan. let's return to our top story an explosion at one of london underground train stations police say they are treating this as
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a terrorist incident that happened in southwest london this is during rush hour arianna one has more. heavily armed officers move to surround the train parked on the tracks at pass and scream chub station in southwest london emergency units responded at eight twenty in the morning that seven twenty g.m.t. to reports of an explosion on a train during rush hour this image posted to twitter which cannot be independently verified it stood to show a package still burning on the train we are treating the matter as a terrorist related incident and the metropolitan police counts terrorism come on will take responsibility for that investigation witnesses reported the city was panic as passengers realized what had happened with people reportedly trampled as they fled the incident happened in the early morning when london's underground system is busy and trains are often packed with people there have been for
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a texan britain this year which have killed thirty six people and in two thousand and five fifty two people were killed in suicide bomb attacks on three london underground trains and a bus the underground service on this part of the district line in london has been shut down as the investigation continues media on one hand al-jazeera or so on a day or spend live with us throughout the morning from london as of yet so i know we have not heard from the prime minister we have there heard from the foreign secretary boris johnson what are we heard from him what he has said is he's made an appeal for people to remain calm and of course while this is. really difficult to do one for those people who were in the thick of that situation what police are trying to do they've they've. made a created a hundred meter cordon around the train itself and have tried to keep.


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