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seventy five years is being sold to private international companies. and as with the countries i grew culturally sector it's exposed to exploitation by profit driven multinational corporations. at this time on i'll just say. this is an opportunity to understand a very different way where there. isn't we don't. a massive nose it's ready to end a longstanding feud with its palestinian rival fatah agreeing to talks and elections. hello i'm maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up iran
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threatens a border shut down as pressure mounts on kurds in northern iraq not to hold a referendum on independence. or war crimes prosecutor condemns the shocking levels of sexual violence committed by both sides in south sudan's civil war. and conservationists battle to save what was once asia's biggest freshwater lake. has been a major breakthrough in the long and bitter dispute between rival palestinian movements hamas and fatah amassed which has ruled gaza for ten years has released a statement saying it's willing to end its feud with fatah which controls the occupied west bank amasses agreed to dismantle the administrative committee that runs the strip and to hold elections. hamas made a courageous serious and patriotic decision to dissolve the administrative committee but how would the fatah movement and the president of the palestinian
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authority deal with this decision and with this egyptian effort we believe that and have a new test in dealing with the egyptian effort and with achieving the aspirations of our palestinian people in finding a united palestinian cause to become free to face all the challenges and most importantly the occupation and the settlements have a force that has won out from gaza city there are three ministries which have always been attached reported towards the. based administration the occupied west bank administration of the fatah led palestinian authority the other ministries the other officials are so far reporting to an acting executive committee however they are both in words and indeed it seems ready now to dissolve it entirely be. spokesman the representative who deals with hamas in terms of the the instantly into the sign problems that they've had for the last ten years he is saying that
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facts are stands ready to send the consensus government here it's just a question of working out the precise timings and they've been informed that hamas is ready to receive that government so it does seem at least that this part of the deal is ready to be implemented however there remain all sorts of obstacles in the detail of all this which could still cause problems as they have in the past when there's been other attempts to resolve the separation between hamas here in gaza and fatah in the occupied west bank. well joining us now is al jazeera samplers coniston are on the sharia and so on will it be difficult for these two factions to overcome such a bitter rivalry over the past decade or is there a feeling that now is the time for change it is difficult it's challenging there's lots of pressures for it not to happen especially on the part of israel in the united states but it is important i think it's been clear now to everyone in palestine every child every woman every man that without better soon reconciliation
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their cause is in jeopardy already the palestinian issue has been marginalized because of more urgent issues like syria like iraq like libya yemen and so on so forth and already there is a very radical extreme government in israel that is. doubling down on settlements and so on so forth and there's a from administration that's offering no more than an autonomy to the palestinians so there's never been as much need for factor and hemis for the two main factions to unite around and around a clear agenda for independence of palestine otherwise i think they're going to have to dissolve themselves there's no other way forward and will one thousand palestinian position helpful hand the prospects for any talks with with israel i think on the face of it it would probably hinder but i think it will also confront
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israel with what israel should have been confronted with a long time ago on the one hand they call about a week and they called him a six treatments well now that a bass and have and hemis are coming together on a clear agenda for it palestinian state within or on the line of one thousand nine hundred seven borders with a fair resolution of the refugee question it will be israel that will be put to the corner it will be is or that will be squeezed and it will be israel that it as far as the international community is concerned would have to see why it will not join in the peace process of course the wild card as always over the last year or so has been the trump administration how will the throne and mr ashton take this of course we will know more as a bass if he ever meets with the but to see him president with the american president trump if he can convince them that this is the best way forward believe it or not. the americans are not setting up
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a meeting with us until they know how his speech will sound in the united nations because they're basically threatened their policy and president if he does not speak moderately. from the united nations unlike what he did last year they probably will isolate him and just on the issue of elections if new elections are held if it comes to that what dilemma is does this start for the international community well we don't know yet if this is at all possible or israel will allow it to happen in the west bank and is jerusalem and source of worth but certainly the pauls thus far say that hamas the more let's call it thread tical faction within the palestinian politics is seems to be more popular both in the west bank and gaza so if have us ones elections again that of course will will pose a problem but let's all remember that the ones who are negotiating on behalf of the palestinian people is the prestone liberation organization not the palestinian
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authority that is elected in the elections so the the partner in the negotiations which is for the time being a bass and whoever is the executive committee of the p.l.o. the person the person organising that will not change in the elections of course terrific on the ground it will make a lot of difference who wins and elections but i think if they go in for the national for a national policy and recurrence relation and a national unity government or national consensus government that in and by itself would probably soon conflict to how certain the p.l.o. answering to the palestinian people in any future challenge whether it's new bush issues or other right thanks very much more on. now iran has threatened to close its border with the kurdish region of northern iraq should the semi autonomous area proceed with a referendum on independence the vote is scheduled for september twenty fifth despite calls from baghdad to delay it neighboring turkey is calling the referendum
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an issue of national security and a grave mistake and run khan has more from air bill in northern iraq. the iraqi prime minister hydrilla body reacted with strong words to the kurdish parliament's decision to hold an independence referendum on september twenty fifth if you challenge the constitution and if you challenge the board cuts off on the border of the region then there will not be this is a public and began to countries in the region to violate iraq people as well which is very dangerous escalation. of bodies were met with a mixture of defiance and anger in the kurdish region of northern iraq the president of the kurdistan regional government masoud barzani spoke at a rally north of erbil in the city of the whole. rejected our partnership not us if you have a look at the iraqi constitution it says the commitment to this constitution keeps the free unity of iraq we decided to live with baghdad but they didn't accept our
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partnership now they have to accept we will be good neighbors if they want to accept our partnership we won't be their servants turkey's president also voiced his concerns referring to his country's national security so. we will have a meeting with the iraqi prime minister mr a body in the united states and from what we can see our goal is the same our goal is not dividing iraq but now the northern iraqi authority is taking a step towards the separation of iraq. one source of tension is the disputed territory of coke which the kurds say belongs to them but is also claimed by iraq the kurds have been clear that the referendum will take place in kirkuk and have sent troops to the city but the local iraqi shia led militia says any ballot box will be seen as an act of aggression the international community also reacted the u.s. special representative to the coalition said that the u.s. would not support any referendum and in fact said that the iraqis should get
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together and concentrate on the phone. it's against leisel and that's also a view echoed by the british foreign office across the kurdish region flags have been waving and nationalism amongst this distinct ethnic group is the fever pitch ordinary kurds and their leaders see this referendum as they moment a charge for self-determination and their own nation state something they've been striving for the navy a century however some party saying time is not now but they may back the popular movement that seems to be on track to hold the referendum despite the objections of iraq the united states and opposition across the region iran come out as it would be. heavy monsoon rains in bangladesh have added to the misery of hundreds of thousands of russian just stuck in makeshift camps the refugees are living in swamp like conditions having fled a military offensive in myanmar state almost eight centimeters of rain fell in twenty four hours or more and as predicted over the next two days there are also
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food and water shortages are bangladeshis government has announced restrictions on the movement of ranger refugees crossing over from me and ma and setting up new camps to house more than four hundred thousand refugees who fled ethnic violence in iraq on according to state media the ranger also barred from using public transport or looking for accommodation outside of the crime to refugee camps bangladesh is prime minister sheikh hasina is travelling to the united nations general assembly to ask for more help to deal with the crisis the un has won that about sixty percent of those who fled to children and they're facing serious health risks. reports. i meant go to polling area called. every day what you see over here private relief agencies trying to get relief to the growing i refugees every day the cast like that it's not organized the red cross workers the u.n. the local agencies everybody is working very hard but still the relief metrorail is
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just not adequate the cales process. children run across with this private trucks trying to deliver food and dry clothes yesterday three people died in the stampede one woman our children at the same time bank of those government in a controversial move have told the police to arrest the movement of the rowing us across the country. and all the ducks and so they can move to the other parts of the country toward as i've started the biometric registration process that started several days ago they want to register each and every rowing who have fled from me on my to bangladesh so they can keep an account where they are who they are and they want to confine them would in the refugee camp areas they don't want them to move around the country they wonder eventually able to send them back to myanmar and this is a proof to show that these are me on my record during our refuges who have crossed over to bangladesh and the man on mars i don't want them back. and fencing all
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across the border into and this running out refugees will be stateless people stuck between the two countries as want to tell you about after a quick break. arrest the second person in connection with. maternal mortality on the rise dying is a high right in the us and anywhere else in the west. wing the league. welcome back. well here we are in mid september i'm still getting temperatures into the mid forty's across parts of iraq and iran and then through into kuwait move through into tuesday forty four for kuwait city otherwise we've got find additions around the caspian sea nice tame back there with a maximum of thirty and run the eastern side of the mediterranean looking fine with
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temperatures there around about thirty mark. of the day for the gulf states that doha mice and fourteen again very humid no changes there really on the other side the plane looking fine and dry with much lower humidity temperature forty three expected in medina let's head across into southern parts of africa it's looking largely fine but we have got this disturbance towards the cape and i think over the coming days we could find for northern parts of south africa into mozambique the threat of some showers could be some localized quite heavy showers. plenty of sunshine lusaka there thirty two degrees celsius for central parts of africa we have got some fairly hefty storms across parts of south sudan central from republic to bonn picking up some storms across west africa in general looking pretty unsettled here but we're going to see some decrease in charlotte to vittie or lazy temperatures thirty three in bamako.
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welcome back you with al-jazeera a quick recap of the top stories
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a mass which has rolled gaza for ten years says it's willing to end its feud with fatah which controls the occupied west bank a major breakthrough in what's been a long running in a dispute iran has threaten to close all borders with the kurdish region of northern iraq if the semi autonomous area goes ahead with a planned referendum on independence. and the government in bangladesh which is struggling to cope with an influx of range of refugees is imposing restrictions on them at barring refugees from using public transport or looking for accommodation outside of the refugee camps. now human rights groups say thousands of women have been right and sexually assaulted during the four year long war in south sudan and those are just the ones they know about they blame the abuses on government troops of president salva kiir and opposition forces loyal to the former vice president react shah many civilians have fled to seek safety in neighboring uganda from wire reports. lawrence wood through the bush in south sudan
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the from the beginning of the face you can be in uganda he told us that was after five government soldiers gang rape along with four other women who changed their name and had no place. my husband was following behind when he came and. he told them to stop. immediately and we've been. we had many similar stories from the people in the camps men tortured or killed women gang raped by government soldiers who told them all ethnic groups others and there's should leave south sudan people in this tense is all arrived within the last couple of days there waiting to be registered the u.n. says more than a million of arrived here in uganda since the conflict began and health workers here say they think there are very many among them who survived sexual violence but i think just a fraction of them are coming forward. in recent weeks opposition troops have
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fought government forces near the border with uganda but ever since the conflict began in twenty thirteen rights groups say sexual violence has been a widely used weapon by both sides. in this the international says thousands of women girls and some men are victims a un report last year said seventy percent of women in the camps around the capital juba have been raped the spokesman for the government forces told us soldiers who rape are punished and he question what we've been told in the camps. those claims to know for sure. without someone coming forward daughter to. be made in that every day you come out. being told to say weird things about this family opposition forces have been accused of sexual violence too but the majority of allegations have been of sexual violence by government soldiers ken scott's a war crimes prosecutor who's worked on tribunals for many conflicts he
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investigated south sudan's conflict for the u.n. he says the sexual violence is the worst he's ever known it's at such a high level of incidents widespread. being going on for a substantial period of time not as isolated incidents. you know one can only. work crimes involving sexual violence are taking place. in the camps mary not her real name says she wants justice but doesn't expect it. she says she was raped by three soldiers they found her playing with her husband killed him and threw her baby in a bush. they tied up blindfold on my face they took all my positions and stripped me. all on me after i grabbed my baby and left i was naked now i have not. malcolm where al-jazeera west nile uganda cast off foreign minister says the international
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community isn't doing enough to combat what he calls terrorism shaikh mohammed been under ramadan a funny cold on world leaders to do more it was speaking at the u.s. islamic world forum in new york. about that. terrorism is quite a frightening phenomenon and i'd like to say that violence and hatred in regions of attention has helped a lot in the creation of these terrorist organizations the international community and the world in general hasn't done enough to address this phenomenon and i regret to say that the more conflicts disputes and suffering that exist the harder it is the international community to solve the problem of terrorism the international community must adopt all necessary procedures to fight this phenomenon because it's a threat to individuals societies countries and it's a threat to the human race. and jordan has the latest from the former new york.
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in his keynote address the qatari foreign minister mohamad. told the participants at the u.s. islamic world forum that dealing with extremism is more important than ever before a minister said that the root causes of extremism lie in bigotry and prejudice in poverty and in countries to accept that there is a perversion of islam which justifies these groups behavior and their efforts to wreak violence on those who don't share their beliefs. that muslims are at the heart of those who are suffering the most but he said that if countries such as the united states are willing to. address these problems and to try to remove some of the justifications for these groups behavior such as resolving the israeli palestinian crisis he said he would see a more a peaceful and a safer world but he said now is the time to redouble efforts and he participates
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to actually look for new ways of trying to make certain that extremist groups can no longer terrorize the world. today arrested a second person in connection with friday's bomb attack on an underground train twenty one year old man was detained in the west london. on saturday night an eighteen year old man was arrested at a portion of the main ferry link to france the attack on the london. people as he has the latest on the investigation. well police are not saying much about this latest arrest we do know the counter terrorism officers of the met police arrested a twenty one year old man around shortly before midnight local time on saturday and that was in the hounslow which is southwest of where i am in central london it's also very near to sunbury on thames that's a suburb where armed police carried out a raid on
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a residential property on saturday and they also evacuated scores of people from around that area telling some local residents they had just one or two minutes to get out of their homes scaring quite a lot of people and the speculation amongst those residents was that they could have been looking for explosives police have made it clear that raid came as a result of the arrest early on saturday in dover of an eighteen year old man now we don't know much about him either but that was also under the terrorism act that man like the twenty one year old was taken to a south london police station police are keeping tight lipped they're still appealing to the public for information and for a video or images of the incident at parsons green tube station which might help them now on friday president trump put out a tweet saying that the people who put the device in the train were known were in
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the sights of the metropolitan police prime minister to resume a suggested that was unhelpful britain's interior minister has now done the same so they're clearly suggesting that people should not speculate until we know a bit more about the investigation. now u.s. president donald trump has taunted the north korean leader on twitter the president said he'd spoken to the south korean president about kim jong un whom he referred to as the rocket man trump said north koreans were queuing for fuel prompting him to write too bad the u.s. has been pushing to curb oil exports to north korea which has so far been resisted by its only major ally china and i'm more of deaths of new mothers is on the rise in the united states the rate is now higher than in any other major industrialized country john hendren is in chicago to find out why in the third and final part of our series on the tunnel mortality around the world. fermat local and the joy of
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childbirth lasted a day as their daughter madeline took her first breaths his wife liz died hours later of a pulmonary embolism the sudden blockage in her lung made her one of more than seven hundred women in the u.s. who die each year during or shortly after childbirth two things that are guaranteed to every single one of us are birth and death that's it there's nothing else that's guaranteed right and so i experience both of those things in twenty seven hours it's an increasingly common story in the united states even as maternal mortality falls elsewhere around the globe more american mothers die in the first year of their child's life than in any other industrialized nation a study published in the lancet medical journal says the u.s. ranks forty six in the world in terms of maternal mortality with twenty six women for each hundred thousand live births that's more than three times the rate of neighboring canada due to the longstanding inability for women to access free or low cost health care in the united states and women in the united states tend to
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enter pregnancy much sicker than counterparts in other developing nations so women enter pregnancy with medical issues such as obesity diabetes hypertension kidney problems the list goes on and on the problem here is growing the u.s. is one of just thirteen countries where the rate is worse than it was fifteen years ago. illinois is about average among american states when it comes to maternal mortality in two thousand and seven five point eight mothers died for every hundred thousand live births according to a group called the march of dimes by two thousand and sixteen according to another study that number had nearly tripled to sixteen for black women in the us it's far worse one reason the stress of being black in america stressing out about not having a job or money coming to the father of this house either is not around or not consistent
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in their life the family members left behind never get the chance to offer that support is more american mothers die in the year after childbirth infant mortality in the us is at its lowest level in history researchers say the two facts might well be related just six percent of the money the us government gives to states to lower mortality birth is devoted to mothers john hendren al jazeera chicago by jane was has been construction of major public projects this winter in a bid to minimize pollution of the construction of road water projects as well as house demolitions. in the chinese capital as a tourist the poll prompting a so-called war on pollution. all right well now of course our top story this hour has been the situation involving the palestinian territories hamas and fatah have agreed to end a longstanding feud with each other quite a significant turning point potentially for some sort of for
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a different sort of governance for a unified palestinian governance in the west bank and the gaza strip but remember there is much more on our web site al jazeera dot com for all the latest on this story comment analysis and video on demand right there but also stories that contextualize all of our breaking news and also blogs from our reporters on the ground across the world al-jazeera dot com. i just want to bring in a bit more on our top story now and that potential breakthrough in what's been a long and bitter dispute between rival palestinian movements hamas and fatah hamas which israel gaza for ten years has released a statement saying it's willing to end its feud with fatah which controls the
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occupied west bank the masses agree to dismantle the administrative committee that runs the strip and to hold elections. hamas the hook but i've. made a courageous serious and patriotic decision to dissolve the administrative committee but how would the fatah movement and the president of the palestinian authority deal with this decision and with this egyptian effort we believe that muslin and fatah have a new test in dealing with the egyptian effort and with achieving the aspirations of our palestinian people in finding a united palestinian cause to become free to face all the challenges and most importantly the occupation and the settlements. well our other top story this hour iran threatening to close all borders with the kurdish region of northern iraq should the semi autonomous area proceed with a planned referendum on independence vote is slated for september twenty fifth despite calls from baghdad to delay it may bring turkey is calling the referendum an issue of national security and
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a grave mistake and another important story we've been covering this hour a lake in indian administered kashmir used to be the largest in asia one hundred years ago but since then it's shrunk in half and it's called with silt and its myth went to see whether the latest clean up campaign is working. it's water chestnuts season on the lake at the foothills of the himalayas. but the waters are getting harder to navigate all around as a growing mounds of silt this boy is jumping off one of them. and it's because of these willow trees. the water was very clear here it was blue so pondar tells me as we walk over what was once a lake it was a forestry worker in the one nine hundred fifty s. hired by the government to plant willows to later harvest for firewood. planted hundreds of thousands of trees but it was a mistake this has just brought destruction to the lake my heart that i'm
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responsible for planting. the willows choking the lake. in one thousand eleven will last surface area was two hundred sixteen square kilometers it's now half that. well our is supposed to be a natural flood barrier for the city of srinagar downstream. but the lakes defenses failed with severe consequences in twenty fourteen inundating the city more than three hundred people were killed if you look at the data over there and bear in mind is including the meat you can see there different can see of the extreme events including the precipitation cloudburst floods is increasing so whenever we will have this type of flooding so the little bit goes up with this massive sedimentation is not absorbing the floodwaters and there it will if there does not taken care of that will again lead to the you know massive invasion of the city in a good city. a small section of clearwater is the only evidence that anything has
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been done recently to clean the lake in recent years there have been attempts to restore well our lake but they have always ended up costing between tens to hundreds of millions of dollars of has never been enough money so this latest project aims to try and persuade private contractors to dredge the water and take part payment of willow trees in return but they're only going to start with one square kilometer we are getting tremendous pressure from the public from god would do under to get as early as possible it is one. gives an idea how people are concerned and it would be taken for all the contractor will get two years to d. silt and up root the willow from there one square kilometer if the scheme works the government will extend it it'll take decades to finish perhaps not enough time to beat the next extreme weather event bernard smith al-jazeera. the kashmir valley
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well that wraps up this half hour of news but we will have a news hour coming up in twenty five minutes time after inside story our c.n.n. . good as the nobel peace prize the winner of one of the world's most prestigious awards is often controversial in one nine hundred ninety one recipient aung san suu kyi is being criticized for ignoring the plight of the hinge a minority in myanmar as this year's nominees announced to the other questionable windows from the past this is inside story.

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