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international companies. and as with the country's agricultural sector it's exposed to exploitation by profit driven multinational corporations crude harvest at this time on al-jazeera. north korea advised to achieve an equity librium of force with the united states even as the un times its latest missile launch highly provocative. matters and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. attack in.
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the british prime minister raises the u.k.'s terror threat level to critical as police hunt for suspects behind friday's london tube attack. the iraqi kurdish parliament votes to back an independence referendum despite international opposition. plus the grand finale after a twenty year journey to see these spacecraft plunges toward saturn. and we begin this program with north korea's latest a ballistic missile test to the international community is still scrambling to react to friday's launch but the north korean leader is adopting a defiant tone in a statement kim jong un says the final goal is to achieve an equity librium of force with the united states north korean media says kim personally oversaw the launch of the twelve missile un security council has condemned the missile test
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calling it highly provocative and a threat to all u.n. members russia is pledging to implement the latest round of sanctions but it's being joined by china and france in pushing for talks as the only way to resolve the crisis yet u.s. president donald trump may have other ideas in a speech to troops he's emphasized that military options are also available mike hanna has this report from washington d.c. . the u.s.s. cole celebrates its seventieth anniversary and here to address the troops and their families president trump makes clear the air force may have a role to play in a christian undoing north korea crisis after seeing your capabilities and commitment here today i am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming earlier speaking at the white
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house the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. emphasize that sanctions could still be an effective weapon if you look at the resolutions that have passed in the last month or two of them they cut thirty percent of the oil they banned all the labors they banned ninety percent of the exports they banned joint ventures we've basically taken and in the words of north korea we have strangled their economic situation at this point that's going to take a little bit of time but it has already started to take effect the national security adviser agreed but stressed diplomacy was not the only option these sanctions are just now taking effect what's really important is rigorous enforcement of those sanctions so that we can let the economic actions and diplomacy progress as best we can but i think we ought to make clear what's different about this approach is is that we're out of time right is best for him he said before you know we've been kicking the can down the road and we're out of road and so for those who have said and it been commenting about the lack of
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a military option there is a military option with north korea continuing its missile testing despite several rounds of sanctions the u.s. is clearly exploring other options and those under the control of the secretary of defense not the secretary of state where best to the u.n. mike hanna al-jazeera washington. because you know boggs joining us now from the room reaction from south korea's capital seoul coffee before we talk about the reaction in south korea we're been hearing that the chinese ambassador has been speaking and he's had some fairly strong words about the u.s. position on all of this personally. yes what we heard from mike there about the u.s. talking about military options and china is saying the chinese ambassador to washington said that the u.s. must do more than than it's doing now so that there's real effective international cooperation and that it should refrain from making threats over north korea china
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says it is prepared to implement the u.n. resolution over sanctions no more no less and he also went on to say that china is not prepared to accept north korea as a nuclear state china of course comes under a lot of pressure to act when it comes to pressuring north korea because it is in fact its only ally and it's a major supplier of oil which is needed to fuel its military and when the u.n. went to vote on the most recent round of sanctions we know that the united states actually wanted tougher measures it wanted to cut off all of the oil supply to north korea but to china and indeed russia were not willing to go quite that far so instead there was a cap on oil nikki haley the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. was referring to those sanctions they're saying that they will cut off some of the access to hard currency and have an effect on north korea's economy but we heard donald trump just the other day saying it was really just a small move these things in the nothing compared to what might have to happen and
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that's the sort of language that the chinese ambassador is saying his country would like to see less of that he wants to see why shinton refraining from that kind of threatening rhetoric jeffrey south korea had a fairly swift military response when this north korean missile was fired what else has it been saying and doing about this. well these have become more regular these missile launches and indeed the most recent nuclear test and in the wake of all of this the south korean government had been warning that according to its monitoring of north korean activities it was expecting another missile launch and perhaps another nuclear test in the message from the south korean government has been that it is watching and that it is prepared that the president and was briefed about this north korean launch before it and after it and he ordered the south korean military to conduct its own missile launch launching a missile off the coast of south korea that traveled for about two hundred fifty
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kilometers before landing in the sea but that's the exact distance it would have to travel if it were to be launched from south korea towards a pyongyang to take out the kind of missile that north korea launched. kathy thanks very much indeed in seoul. the british prime minister has raised the u.k.'s terror threat from severe to critical after an explosive device detonated on a london underground train to resume a so she took the decision on advice from security officials twenty nine people were injured in the incident which happened at one of the busiest times of the morning bonnie phillips says the latest from london. it happened on london's underground which is a twenty in the morning the height of the rush hour if this was a deliberate attack and that's what the police believe it was time to cause maximum casualties. this is what we believe caused the explosion just as the train came
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into parsons green station in a bucket still in flames moments later when a passenger on the train filmed it on their camera. but the damage to the surrounding carriage is slight perhaps someone intended this to be a much more serious attack injured and frightened people fled the station some had burns there was panic several people rushed to hospital. arriving in the air thirty. people shell shocked and when asked what happened they talked about an explosion in one of the carriages. yeah but the big three one of the carriages we had a back and all of a sudden a fireball just came. and it was so hot and it just involves the whole. the fire is just coming everybody screaming. and we run out and. we just we were right at the end of the cheap so we just we just jumped the fences and just ran from lives this is a leafy residential part of west london
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a long way from the city center so people who live around here are surprised and alarmed that something like this has happened and the police have sealed off a large area around parsons green tube station meaning an awful lot of disruption to people's lives we are treating the matter as a terrorist related incident and the metropolitan police counterterrorism command will take responsibility for that investigation the private a star held an emergency security meeting the joint terrorism analysis center has now decided to raise the national threat level from severe to critical this means that their assessment is that further attack may be imminent for this period military personnel will replace police officers on guard. checked at sites which are not accessible to the public the public will see more on the transport network and on our streets providing extra protection recent attacks in london and in
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manchester have put the british authorities on heightened alert. and there were the choo train attacks back in two thousand and five the so-called seven seven attacks in which more than fifty people died but the advice from politicians and the police is for people to go about their daily lives and across this vast city today that's what most londoners are doing to be phillips al jazeera pass in the street in london the united states is urging the kurdish regional government to call off an independence referendum expected to be voted on later this month the vote took place during the first session of parliament since it was suspended two years ago and comes despite opposition from iraq iran and turkey imran khan is in a bill with more. it's already been described as a historic occasion the kurdish pala ment of voted yes on the referendum and so what happens now is that the independent high electoral commission will be tossed
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with running the referendum on the twenty fifth and it's been signed into law now let me just this is just politician mohamed ali. this is a story occasion for you yeah it is actually it is a historical session of the kurds in parliament since the start of this a parliament in ninety two today we supported the holding. referendum in the in the kurdistan region and also the disputed areas so we delegated the commission to the high commission independent commission of elections and referendum in kurdistan region to hold elections on the twenty fifth of september two thousand and seventeen let's just talk about the disputed region state's going to happen in cook that's. federal iraqi territory the kurds have a claim on it as well you've already sent troops to the region one of the big share militias have said that any referendum there will be an act of aggression can you hold a referendum when there's that kind of tense atmosphere in kirkuk we try our best
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to avoid any act of dispute or any act of conflict but these areas are practically under control of kurdistan region and in those areas there were some there was supposed to we were supposed to have a referendum no later than december two thousand and seven that never happened that was according to the confusion so went back to that does not respect the confusion we have to come up with a solution referendum is the very democratic way of involving people in this decision making this decision is going to be the decision of the people of disputed areas and people of for some reason. the same tough thank you very much so you heard it that it's going to take place encourage the kurds clearly very confident but let me just show you the sign here it says kurdistan parliament iraq what the kurds be looking for now is to remove iraq from that sign. still ahead on al-jazeera the afghan air force is replacing its older helicopters with newer
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models will tell you why it's going to take years before they can stand on their own. the emir of qatar says he's ready for dialogue on the gulf crisis but the solution must be acceptable to all parties. from brisk nose and fuel. to the wound trying to use of southeast asia. typhoon dock sciri has now made landfall across central parts of vietnam a final warning has been issued for the storm as we can very quickly as it's pushed its way into the central areas and it will continue to work diminish somewhat as we go on through the next couple of days a week feature to therefore typhoon talum which will make its way towards japan by around sunday you can see the very active winds on the system there pushing further
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northwards and a switch in terms of the well we're still seeing some wet weather for a good part of indochina as we go on through sas day not too much to say that by the time we come to sunday the west the weather will of east off it'll push over towards northern thailand also into myanmar further south while the showers continue across southeast asia more lively showers there into the philippines from time to time the the big swathe of cloud there that does remain around thailand coming down as those northern sections of malaysia some lively showers setting a possibility. going on into sunday you can see the west or whether they're just around thailand turning up the heavy showers that we have into parts of the goal line the showers into central and southern parts of india as well further north is warm in new delhi thirty three. the weather sponsored by qatar and nice. russian filmmaker under a necklace of continues his journey across his homeland to discover what life is
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like under putin during his travels he meets christians and muslims patriots and separatists i told you the locals in the southeast were on our side when i arrived i don't do something completely different someone to leave russia but for others the russian passport means hope and the chance of happens in search of putin's russia at this time onal jazeera. you're watching others here a reminder of our top stories this hour britain's terror threat level has been raised from severe to critical after an explosive device detonated on a london underground train twenty nine people were injured in the incident which
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happened at one of the busiest times of the morning. north korean leader kim jong un has vying to continue his country's nuclear program despite u.n. sanctions he said the final goal is to achieve an ecuadorian of force with the united states. the u.n. security council has condemned north korea's latest missile test calling it a threat to all u.n. members russia china and france are calling for talks is the only way to resolve the crisis but u.s. president donald trump stressed that military options are also available. well scott snyder is a senior fellow for korea studies at the council on foreign relations he's also the author of south korea at the crossroads he joins us now from washington d.c. thank you very much indeed for your time kim jong un says he wants an equitably him in the nuclear stakes with the us what exactly do you think he means by that in practical times i think that really what kim jong un is doing is
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trying to level the playing field with the united states and to remove the possibility that the united states can use the military threats against kim jong un and against north korea the north koreans have lived with threat from the united states for their entire existence and they're trying to match the u.s. in terms of establishing a mutual nuclear deterrence with washington if i understand it correctly technically north korea and the u.s. are still at war because there was effectively a truce called many years ago between the two countries but it was never actually made into a piece as it is that something that should be revisited as part of this process to try to get north korea to pull back or at least approach the negotiating table. north korea's opening position really is that the united states should drop its
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hostile relationship with north korea as a prerequisite to discussing any possible denuclearization and so in essence what the north koreans are looking for is the assurance of the removal of hostility the establish of a diplomatic relationship with north korea and acceptance of north korea as a nuclear state i just don't think that the united states is going to be prepared to or able to exception or threat as a nuclear state given the fact that it had been a part of the n.p.t. as a non-nuclear states and has subsequently left the n.p.t. the nonproliferation treaty and pursued nuclear weapons i want to talk to a little bit about some of the messages that we've been hearing in the last few hours since pyongyang loans to that miss the united nations as i mentioned before the united nations security council condemning north korea's latest missile test but russia forgive me the u.s. obviously taking a much more strong approach to all of this who are these messages for and do you
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think that this differential between the message is going to confuse the issue. well i think the united states is sending a message of urgency with regard to the importance of the problem to the rest of the world clearly china is a critical partner in cooperating to put pressure on north korea. and basically i think the united states is using a classic coercive diplomatic approach combining pressure with the threat of military coersion in order to try to get north korea to come to the negotiating table let me ask you briefly about china's involvement in all of this because obviously there is pressure on china to rein that north korea in and again get it to the negotiating table but the chinese ambassador just within the last hour the chinese ambassador to washington has said that china will never accept north korea
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as a nuclear weapons state what do you think again that means in practical terms well clearly china shares with the united states the objective of denuclearization but china does not like u.s. saber rattling and also does not want to see the united states pressure north korea so hard that it risks instability on the peninsula and so basically trying is looking for a diplomatic approach designed to kind of split the difference between the u.s. and north korea and to kick the can down the road in terms of potential military conflict scott snyder is a senior fellow for korea studies at the council on foreign relations we appreciate your time thank you very much indeed vice president emanuel has called for the study of that blockade of qatar to be lifted he made the comments following a meeting with the emir of qatar who's on his first foreign trip since the
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diplomatic crisis began in june john holl reports from paris. beginning in lynn on his way to the u.n. general assembly in new york and opportunity for the emir of qatar to lobby european capitals for support in reaching a political solution to the gulf crisis. and we talked about the readiness of qatar to sit down at the table and to discuss and solve the issue we think germany for its effort and also i think the chancellor of germany to solve the problems around the negotiating table we think you for your support of the kuwait initiative which got her supporters since the beginning and will continue supporting it until we get the solution to such finds all the parties and the emir took his offer of holding talks to paris where president emmanuel macron like chancellor merkel supports mediation efforts by kuwait and the united states and may even seek to join those efforts having appointed
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a special envoy in recent weeks in berlin earlier chancellor merkel spoke of the need for quiet diplomacy to run its course for both sides to find compromises allowing them to quote unquote save face well that's a sentiment that president macron here is unlikely to disagree with france has huge lucrative trade and investment deals with saudi arabia the u.a.e. and qatar it isn't going to take sides in this dispute but it's very interested in seeing it resolved a statement attributed to mccrone has called for a lifting of the saudi led him bargo on qatar discussions may well continue next week in new york journal al-jazeera paris three children have been killed and eleven people have been wounded during the shelling in the yemeni city of ties local rights groups say the who the militia was responsible for the shelling in a busy area of the city a hospital treating the wounded has called for blood donations the u.n. says yemen's two and a half year conflict has killed more than ten thousand people. more
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than one hundred schoolgirls who were freed from boko haram captivity and may have been reunited with their families in nigeria on whedon's say the government held what it called a send forth event for the girls who were kidnapped by the group and twenty fourteen the girls went through months of rehabilitation before they went back to their families. the afghan air force has received its first blackhawk helicopters from the u.s. is the latest step towards modernizing afghanistan's fleet but it will take months before the aircraft can be used as jennifer glasser explains 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. here he told
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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 air power to stand up to them for decades afghanistan relied on these soviet helicopters but a lack of spare parts means these m.-i seventeen's will eventually be replaced with u.s. blackhawks captains of our much of what we are has been an air force mechanic for more than thirty years. of excited about new aircraft the only way we will get peace in this country with 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. american pilots fly with afghans on training missions to hone their skills on this flight air traffic controllers guide the plane around active
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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 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. level five year 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.
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hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the american embassy in manila expressing their anger over u.s. involvement in the conflict in mindanao president rodrigo detect a has imposed martial law on the island to deal with isolated fighters in what are we protest has held placards condemning the government's use of american understanding and surveillance planes in the conflict. an entire police force has been fired in the philippines after allegations there but involved in the death of a teenager twelve hundred officers in the color kind city police force are to be replaced but a problem of justice has started an investigation into allegations that four policemen were linked to the murder of a seventeen year old student president or do you go to terry's crackdown on drugs which has left thousands dead has come under renewed scrutiny over recent months. there have been protests in the u.s. city of st louis after a police officer was acquitted for killing
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a black motorist citizens have taken to the streets after a missouri state judge found officer jason stokley not guilty stating the prosecution failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt the last smith was shot five times following a car chase in two thousand and eleven prosecutors found evidence of a gun with stuck his fingerprints planted in the victim's car these a live pictures from there four people have been killed and ten others injured after a typhoon slammed into central vietnam. made landfall in high teen promise before pounding six coastal districts with one hundred thirty five kilometer an hour winds the storm knocked off the roofs of over sixty thousand homes and damaged and it was causing widespread blackouts. now says cassini spacecraft has plunged towards saturn after a twenty year journey and what the agency is calling the grand finale it's
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disintegrated in saturn's atmosphere and a planned descent having given astronomers unprecedented insight into the planet and its moons shihab rattansi reports. and just like that it was gone. mission. that. tumbled into saturn that was no longer able to point towards earth to send back images in fact at this point cassini was already long gone its fatal plunge would be gone about an hour and a half earlier but such was the distance its final messages were only just reaching mission control and those in mission control knew cassini survived a minute maybe two after its last message before disintegrating. sr was launched in october of one thousand nine hundred seven and began orbiting saturn in june of two thousand and four it's original four year mission was repeatedly extended although
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much of its on board equipment was already antiquated by the time it arrived at its destination the data transmitted was invaluable to astronomers investigating the origins of saturn its rings and moons it was on those moons some of cassini's greatest discoveries were made finding a vast ocean of water on and sell of us and to me thing see on titan both moons showing evidence of prebiotic chemical combinations that could support life that was one reason why nasa decided to destroy its beloved spacecraft to prevent it crashing into those moons for fear it could contaminate them with microbes from earth dr amy simon says because these findings also help us understand our own planet has that dance atmosphere it's very primordial it might be like a really early earth before we had oxygen and so these are the sorts of things we'd like to do because we can't stay here on earth we can't go back in time nasa says it knows exactly. cassini mission this is an image put together by original infrared mapping spectrometer team they did
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a spectacular job turning around this data set that just came down dr simon is one of those who has seen the spectrometer since nine hundred ninety nine it was surprisingly more emotional than i expected i was actually you know just personally touched to watch the end of this you know this family that's been together for so long. time for nasa has hope that government funding for space exploration will continue the trumpet ministration has just picked a climate science denying a politician to run the agency whose goal has long been to end nasa as exploration of the earth and its atmosphere to focus instead on the wider solar system beyond. space flight center in maryland. this is al jazeera these are the top stories north korean leader kim jong un has vowed to continue his country's nuclear program despite u.n.
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sanctions he said the final goal is to achieve an end of force with the united states north korean media says kim personally oversaw the launch of the haas on twelve in the style the united nations security council has condemned north korea's latest missile test calling it a threat to all u.n. members russia china and france are calling for talks is the only way to resolve the crisis but u.s. president donald trump has stressed that military options are also available. the regime of north korea which is once again shown its utter contempt for its neighbors and for the entire world community. after seeing your capabilities and commitment today i am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming britain's terror threat level has been raised from severe to critical after an explosive device detonated on the london underground train twenty nine people were injured in
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the incident which happened at one of the busiest times of the morning the united states is urging the kurdish regional government to call off an independence referendum warning it could spark more violence in the region the referendum is expected to be voted on later this month since it was suspended two years ago three children have been killed and eleven people wounded during the shelling in the yemeni city of ties local rights groups say the hope the militia was responsible for the shelling in a busy area of the city hospitals treating the wounded have called for blood donations after twenty years exploring saturn and its moons not says cassini spacecraft has disintegrated in the skies above the planet carried out the destruction of the space craft as a dive through saturn's atmosphere it was the only spacecraft to ever all but the planet and capture images that showed us the terrain those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after inside story also in half an hour by for
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now. north korea fires another missile across japan the second in less than a month world leaders have condemned the launch south korea says it's now impossible to talk to pyongyang so where is this crisis heading and how close are we to wall this is inside story.


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