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on those wife living in afghanistan there's always talking about there but in a nation where education was forbidden for girls as recently as two thousand and one the network just for women is a mark of progress there's also a very real element of danger of course we are threatened but be conscious that in the corner of our homes we have to go forward and develop ourselves and help bring peace and stability to our country. north korea to achieve in a calabrian a force for the united states as the u.n. calls it. launch highly provocative. welcome to. my headquarters in doha with me elizabeth peron i'm also ahead.
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attack may be in the. russian raises the terror threat level to critical as police hunt for suspects behind friday's london underground attack. the iraqi kurdish parliament wants to back an independence referendum despite international opposition and the grand finale after a twenty year journey nasa's cassini spacecraft plunges towards baton. we begin this program with global reaction to north korea's latest ballistic missile test the international community is still scrambling to react to launch but the north korean leader remains defiant and a statement on says the final goal is to achieve an equity librium of force with the united states can personally oversaw the launch of the missile while the un
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security council has condemned the missile test calling it highly provocative and a threat to all u.n. members russia is pledging to implement the latest round of sanctions part is being joined by china and france and pushing for talks is the only way to resolve the crisis meanwhile u.s. president donald trump may have other ideas in a speech to troops he emphasized that military options are also available where mike hanna has this report from washington d.c. . the u.s. air force celebrates its seventieth anniversary and here to address the troops and their families president makes clear the air force may have a role to play in aggressive ongoing north korea crisis after seeing your capabilities and commitment. i am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this thread are both effective and overwhelming. earlier speaking at the white house the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. emphasize that sanctions could still be an effective weapon if you look at the
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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 it in 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 really 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 a military option there is a military option following yet another north korean missile launch despite several
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rounds of sanctions the u.s. is clearly exploring other options and while the north korean leader may watch admiringly he could soon be facing u.s. action planned by the secretary of defense rather than the ambassador to the united nations mike hanna al-jazeera washington well u.s. president almost trump is expected to meet japanese prime minister shinzo in new york next week to discuss of response to north korea's latest missile launch what that launch pyongyang now has the capacity to strike the japanese mainland robin wright has more from a u.s. air force base in the japanese city of. a so called friendship day at the young guitar u.s. air force base outside tokyo attracting literally tens of thousands of people coming to see the military. for many people here there is no clear a symbol of the strength of the alliance between japan and the united states
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especially given the current tension levels with north korea many people here believing that the way forward is to stick with that alliance including of course the prime minister shinzo who has made a point of fostering a close relationship with donald trump often exchanging phone calls after each missile launch or nuclear test and of course with the possibility that the united states might be planning some sort of unilateral military intervention there is never been a more important time to keep channels of communication open between tokyo and washington but there is also some i disquiet some concern amongst critics of shinto abhi that possibly japan is following too close an alliance with the united states given the inconsistency is in the u.s. policy at times claiming that a dialogue is always
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a possibility and that other times saying that there is no ball room for dialogue or told according to many people the sometimes mixed messages coming out of washington are simply raising the tension levels but a day off to the latest missile launch for many people here in japan there is nothing more reckless than launching a medium range missile over its territory with the possibility of more missile launches to come. let's move on to other news now on the british prime minister has raised the year case terror threat from severe to credible offer an explosive device detonated on a london underground train on friday transit may says she took the decision on advice from security officials twenty nine people were injured and sent what happened during a busy morning rush hour bonamy phillips has the latest from london. it happened on london. underground the choose a twenty in the morning the height of the rush hour if this was
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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 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. people shell shocked and when i 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
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the end of the cheap so we just we just jumped the fences and just ran. this is a leafy residential part of west london 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. sites which are not
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accessible to the public public we'll see more armed police on the transport network and on our streets providing extra protection recent attacks in london and in manchester have put the british authorities on heightened alert. around the world 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 parsons street in london. now the united states is urging the kurdish regional government to call off an independence referendum expected to be held later this month the kurdish parliament approved the proposal in the first session in two years of comes to spot opposition from iraq iran and turkey the us is calling on the kurds to enter into dialogue with the iraqi government warning that the referendum could
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spark more violence in the region and around khan has more on the kurdish capital. 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 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 of 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 states going to happen in cook that's. federal iraqi territory the kurds have
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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 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 constitution 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
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heard it there 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 picking up the pieces. of the damage inflicted by harken. and after replacing it just with models why it will take years before they can be properly. how we've got a few showers in africa asked for the middle east over the next couple of days they will be few and far between having said that last a clear skies wanted to show was a possibility just around the black sea the caspian sea northern parts of iraq maybe northern areas of iran could also see one of two road showers as we go
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through the next couple of days no sign of any wet weather across the raban peninsula well as he settled in sunny here hard around forty one so just a little bit of cloud just around the gulf of aden southern end of the red sea a little spot or two of rainfall here but for the most part it will be settled mostly settled same across southern africa but for southern cape we could see some rather lively over the next day all season long spells of right easing over towards eastern cape as we go through sas day at a low sweep its way through by sunday temperatures falling back to around seventeen celsius in rather grey skies here for the north the sun will break through nicely harare at thirty one degrees celsius sunshine and showers as per usual across much of central africa some lively showers there which was ethiopia big showers to just around cameron southern part of nigeria looking rather just gotta seeing some big showers and those showers stretch all the way into sierra leone.
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t.v. with us on al-jazeera these are our top stories north korean leader kim jong un has vowed to continue his country's nuclear program despite u.n. sanctions he said the final goal is to achieve an equilibrium of force with the united states can personally oversaw the launch of the hostile twelve missile. the united states is urging the kurdish regional government to call off independence referendum expected to be held later this month the kurdish parliament approved the proposal in its first session and to hear that comes despite opposition from iraq iran and turkey. and the terror threat level has been raised from some van to crash a hole after an explosive device detonated on a london underground train twenty nine people were injured in the incident which happened during the busy morning rush hour u.k. prime minister treason may as want to further attack may be imminent. while u.s. president on trump was quick to react to what happened in london but treason make or trumps twinks unhelpful the troyer gates may report. hours after the attack on
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a london underground train us president donald trump made a series of controversial comments on social media including the suggestion that the suspects were known to british police he tweeted another attack in london by a loser terrorist these are sick and demented people who were in the sights of scotland yard must be proactive he went on to say the travel ban stopping people from some muslim majority countries travelling into the us should be followed tougher and more specific his comments made before police released any information about the attackers all the motives led some to accuse the president of jumping to conclusions but he reiterated them later when speaking outside the white house. knowing. we have to be very hard we've been very very tough. with me when i believe. british police described his comments as on helpful and
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to reason may was unimpressed i never think it's helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation as i've just said the police and security services are working to discover the full circumstances of this cowardly attack and to identify with those responsible critics say trumps willingness to speak out about this attack and others where muslims are suspected to be involved is it all it's with his response to incidents such as the white supremacist rally in charlottesville last month. where a woman was killed in a car attack when there are acts of terrorism that were the perpetrators it is a world view then he is almost in a kneejerk. you know. reactor state but when it is not the people that he usually likes to condemn then he will be much more deliberate about his statements. it's not clear if trump's tweets were based on intelligence speculation
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either way they irritated a close eye on a day that was difficult enough already victoria gay to be al-jazeera. human rights watch says saudi arabian authorities have arrested dozens of people including prominent clerics they arrest were made to have a head of a call by exiled opposition leaders to hold demonstrations after fidei prayer as a u.s. base would condemn the arrests calling the crackdown on dissent any criticism of the royal family carries a prison sentence in saudi arabia. now french president emmanuel macron has called for the saudi led blockade of qatar to be lifted he made the comments following a meeting with the maid of cutter was on his first foreign trip since the diplomatic crisis began in june john holl has more 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
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a political solution to the gulf crisis what had. 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 as well to solve the problems around the negotiating table we think you for your support of the kuwait initiative which got her supporters says the beginning and will continue supporting until we get the solution to such fights 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 maybe even seek to join those efforts having appointed 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
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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 lead in bargo on qatar discussions may well continue next week in new york jonah hill al-jazeera paris. so yemen now with three children have been killed and eleven people wounded during shelling in the city of thought as local rights groups say they heard the militia was responsible for the shelling in a busy area of the city the hospitals treating the wounded have called for blood donations the u.n. says yemen's two and a half year conflict has killed more than ten thousand people. well thousands of people have gathered in indonesia to protest the persecution of myanmar's one hundred muslim minority and the nation is home to the world's largest muslim population and they're urging myanmar to allow u.n. monitors to investigate allegations of ethnic cleansing now the afghan air force
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has received its first black hawk helicopters from the u.s. the latest step towards modernizing its fleet but it will take months before the aircraft can be used as jennifer glass 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 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 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. excited about new aircraft the only way we will get peace in this country with the new
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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 peacetime 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 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. your plan is to double
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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. so the u.s. now where there have been protests in the city of st louis after a police officer was acquitted of killing a black motorists people took to the streets softer and is always state john found officer jason stokley not guilty saying that the prosecution failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt the ma smith was shot five times following the conscious into the often eleven prosecutors found evidence of a gun but stokley is fingerprints planted in the victim's car. now nearly
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a week off to harken and ahead the u.s. state of florida tens of thousands of people are without electricity and many have not been able to return to their homes rob reynolds traveled to the worst affected area to see how people are cutting. big pine key is a study in desolation here on one of a chain of low lying islands that bore the brunt of hurricane earl mouth trees are stripped bare debris is piled high houses are trashed boats lifelong onto the shore telephone poles are snapped into like rotten driftwood there's no electricity no running water and hardly any people except for a few die hards like and mccarty my baby the house boat where she's lived for ten years is now have sunk in the debris choked financial i was tied good i came
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through it i and to the tide went out yesterday and this boat right here i'm sitting on poked a hole in the bottom of my boat and her friend roxie gillespie have taken refuge in the house of a neighbor who fled before the storm hit i lived on a sailboat yeah. but it's not in the harbor we can't find my son been looking on satellite pictures for we haven't found it yet with most residents still evacuated and not able to return the only traffic on the keys streets highways and bridges consists of convoys of police national guardsmen in humvees and other emergency workers. tillett crews from around florida and beyond are working long hours trying to get electricity flowing again according to the federal emergency management agency sixty five percent of all houses on the keys were damaged by erma
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and another twenty five percent were destroyed there have been reports of thieves stealing property in the wake of the storm. proven benami runs a maritime supply store in island morada key us night well somebody came in and stole the jet ski dock that i did tired up especially because i saw it sort of moving toward a street that put it back in i thought it would be cable in a big log and they still cut it off and took it away from here signs by the roadside bear a blunt warning. for the most part though people are taking the destruction and disruption in their stride without tears. i mean i could cry everything i own in the world was on that boat except for a few little things of the right age gone what are you going to do i'm here and
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a life time to clean up. make money clean up and i'll be able to start over again. well you know intentionally that i don't know never was. in the florida keys it's human nature can handle whatever mother nature dishes out rob reynolds. big florida. now four people have been killed in town on this and that after a typhoon in central vietnam typhoon docks so we made landfall and hearten province before heading six coastal districts that's one hundred thirty five kilometer per hour winds the storm destroyed the votes of over sixty thousand homes and damaged electricity poles cause and widespread blackouts now last says cassini spacecraft has plunged towards saturn after a twenty year journey what the agency has called the grand finale it disintegrated and saturn's atmosphere and a plan to send haven't given astronomers unprecedented and size and to the planet
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and its moons she have a ton c report we have much. to say and just like that it was gone i may call this the end of mission. project manager that. tumbled into saturn's atmosphere no longer able to point its antenna towards earth to send back images in fact at this point cassini was already long gone its faithful 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 its original four year mission was repeatedly extended although much of its on board equipment was already antiquated by the time it arrived at its
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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 enceladus and a me thing sea 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 where cassini ended its mission this is an image put together by original infrared mapping spectrometer team they did a spectacular job turning around this data set that just came down dr simon is one
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of those who's overseeing the spectrometer since nine hundred ninety nine it was surprisingly more emotional than i expected. you know just personally touched to watch. this family that's been together. certain time for nasa there is 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 masses exploration of the earth and its atmosphere to focus instead on the wider solar system and beyond. space flight center in maryland. and i'm in the front of the headlines on al-jazeera and north korean leader kim jong un has vowed to continue his country's nuclear program despite u.n. sanctions he said the final goal is to achieve any kind of reinforce with the
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united states come over so the launch of the haasan twelve missile. well in a speech at an army base u.s. president donald trump emphasized that military options are 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. i am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming the united states is urging the kurdish regional government to call off an independence referendum expected to be held later this month the kurdish parliament approved the proposal in its first session in two years it comes despite opposition from iraq iran and turkey versions terror threat level has been raised from severe to critical after an explosive device detonated on the london underground train on friday twenty nine people were injured in the
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incident which happened during the busy morning rush hour u.k. prime minister treason may is warning a further attack may be imminent three children have been killed and eleven people wounded during shelling in the yemeni city of thise local rights groups say the who the militia was responsible for the shallot in a busy area of the city human rights watch says saudi arabian authorities have arrested dozens of people including prominent clerics the arrests were made ahead of a call by exiled opposition leaders to hold demonstrations after friday prayers the u.s. based group condemned the arrests calling them a crackdown on dissent and the criticism of the royal family carries a prison sentence in saudi arabia have thousands of people have gathered and indonesia to protest the persecution of myanmar's one hundred muslim minority and in asia is home to the world's largest muslim population and they're urging me to allow u.n. monitors to investigate allegations of ethnic cleansing right those are the
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